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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you a creature of habit? Do you have a routine and do not like for anyone to interfere with it? How about the breakfast you have each day? There's a habit that often people follow for most of their lives. I remember my grandmother had the same breakfast day after day and was never bored with it. She had her cup of coffee, toast, cereal and cold milk over it. We didn't mess with grandmother's routine. nono wink

What do you usually have for breakfast? And are you a very 'routine-oriented' person? I usually thrive on routine. Breakfast is one time when I have one of two things...either cereal (hot or cold depending on the season) or toast and milk. Once in a while we'll have bagels or English muffins around ahd I love those too. But more often it's either cereal or toast?

What is your breakfast routine?

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   Posted 9/12/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you a creature of habit?
     Oh yes. Very much so.
What is your breakfast routine?
      Well... If you really want to know...
5:45am (most times I am already up and "waiting" by 4:30am) I go out to the kitchen. open up the windows, heat up the oven and griddle. Start the coffee. Begin making breakfast. Sausage, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, fruit then pancakes or eggs depending on the season.
I set up the "breakfast table". Stacks plates, napkins, utensils at far end of the table (its a large 8 seat table). Next up is cups, juice and milk. Long buffet of breakfast platters. Everyone serves them selves at their own pace. Tessa is first usually. Followed by Rose (and some sneak pieces of sausage to Mr.Bubbles the cat). Then husband comes home from working (12 hr night shift) and sits down. I take a moment to eat and watch the weather... sneak a few pieces of sausage to Men'na. The girls hit the breakfast table one more time for left over fruit and out the door we go.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
After dressing for work, I'm usually down to less than 10 minutes to get out the door. So I grab a coffee cup of cold cereal and milk or a breakfast bar. Sometimes it's a cup of milk to hold me until I'm at the school and can grab some fruit or a biscuit with ham or chicken pattie inside.
I'd love to sit down to a leisure breakfast, but that's for the weekends.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Does your husband have a rotating 12 hour shift? For me I'll work 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off, 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on - repeat cycle and switch from day to night shift every few months. Its a 24 hour office here, and shifts can range from calm and watching CNN (and nat geo) for 12 hour to holy crap some-caribean island ive never heard of just got hit with an earthquake, ring ring ring ring ring FEMA sequence initiated.
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)

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   Posted 9/12/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My morning routine USED to be: take pills, drink some coffee, eat greek honey yogurt with berries, take more pills

But I just found out I'm pre-diabetic, so the honey in the yogurt is out. I'm told to eat low carb, high protein, high fat breakfast so I will absorb my latest antibiotic, Mepron (nasty stuff, you have to eat approx 20 grams of fat with every teaspoon you take! YUCK!).

BUT lately I'm having issues with aversion to food in the mornings, so I tend to not eat until noon. And I can't stand coffee anymore either. Weird.

Bottom line: currently I don't have a routine, LOL! Maybe I'll figure something out soon that will work for me!

Hope everyone is having a low-pain day!
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   Posted 9/12/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I am definitely a creature of habit. I tend to wake up at 5:30am when hubby leaves for work. I get up, make coffee (he doesn't drink it) and then I'll eat a bowl of yogurt with flax and pumpkin seed granola sprinkled on top.

I generally check out the internet while the comics (I'm such a kid at heart!), check Facebook, Healing Well and then the news. After that I generally will work on crafting stuff, or reading, or working in the garden. My mornings are usually pretty quiet, much like the rest of my day.


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   Posted 9/13/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've deffinatley become a creature of habit lol !
Breakfast, I'm type 2 Diabetic with the Crohns.. so it's a little difficult.
I love Bagles, creamcheese with Smoked Salmon and Red Onions!!!ummm...had this many many moons ago on a trip to Trontro, Canada and have made it a ritual many mornings.
However, Bagels are a real no no for it's usually half a Bagel now. Then follow this up with a Cup of Coffee (usually half) and then my a.m. Pills. Other choice is also a greek yogurt. I like the lower sugary ones with high protien count.
Now, if I didn't have any illness...Pancakes with lots of real butter and real maple syrup!! those were the days:)
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