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June 22, 2008

Whew! We’ve been running around trying to unpack, get things prepped for the week and I have YET to do any studying. Arf! I’m starting as soon as I get this up!

The husband went grocery shopping and to scout out a symphony plot while I unpacked and did laundry. Upon his return at 1:30 (!!) we had a late and quick lunch of sandwiches and fruit. While I wasn’t full after breakfast and spent the majority of the morning feeling like I was on the verge of hunger, the cereal really did hold me over a while. Just not that nice satisfied "hold me over" from oats but a more empty one. But my stomach didn’t start really growling until 1:00 or so (4 hours later).

Turkey, pepperjack cheese (x2), romaine, tomato, mustard on Rudi’s 7 Grain with Flax bread . Toasted to try to bring out the cheese flavor, but as always, I couldn’t really taste it.

Plus a delicious plum :

We’re making an Asian Salad to take to the symphony tonight! I’ve been nibbling on the raw veggies as they’re being chopped, so I guess that counts as an afternoon snack . I think I have 2 girlfriends coming to the symphony tonight – can some of you guys drive down/up for next weekends so we can have a big bash for Movie Tunes Night!?

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1 Katharine June 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Hi Kath,
Just wondering…do you ever have days where you feel really unmotivated to eat healthy? I find that every so often, I get in a rut when it comes to eating healthily and I’ll just eat whatever I want with no regard to how it is for my body/health. Also, do you find that having this blog keeps you more on track because you are held accountable (in a way) for what you eat? Just curious…thanks and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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2 Kath June 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Katharine ,
I guess it depends on what you define as unhealthy. I never crave fast food or things like Doritos (and also don’t keep junk food in my house) but my cravings are more for desserts, which are also not in the house (except ice cream!). Since all we have are generally healthy things, then I’d say I’m motivated most days to eat them. Sure, some days I want to eat lots more than others, but I never get tired of eating healthy in general.

I really don’t think the blog influences my eating habits very much. In fact, sometimes it might encourage me to splurge more just to “show” you all that I am normal. If anything, I decide not to have an evening snack because I know I’d have to post it and am too lazy. And sometimes the blog helps keep my buffet plates more organized, but in terms of my food choices, no, what you see is what I want to eat!

Kath

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3 Katharine June 22, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Kath,
Thanks for the speedy response! I never crave fast foods or Doritos, either–it’s usually desserts for me, too :) I think the key for me is keeping it out of the house and trying to stay in tune with my hunger signals (and not just eating because I’m bored or it’s there). Thanks again!

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4 Nicole June 22, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Hi, Kath! Random question. We’re out of bread (oh no!!!) and I’m having to pack a lot of meals during the week. I had a simple PB&J in mind, but that’s kind of hard to pull off without bread (and I don’t want to use my pita bread…not fluffy enough!) If I just slapped some PB&J between two Kashi waffles, do you think it would work just as well. And do you think I could carry it at room temp or would I need to stick it in the fridge at work and just reheat it in the microwave?? haha sorry so random! I just figured you’d be the perfect person to ask since you’re used to having to make portable meals!

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5 BethT June 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm

mmmm, DORITOS. :D

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6 sirenjess June 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Hey Nicole, I tried the kashi waffles with pb and I was kind of sad with it. The waffles got kind of mushy when it was time for lunch. Maybe if you take them separate it might work.

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7 Stacy June 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm

Hi Everyone! Has anyone tried green smoothies? I’d like to fit more veggies into my diet (my husband dislikes most which makes dinner hard to do) and I’ve thought about green smoothies. Does anyone have any good recipes? Also, how well does your blender work at this type of smoothies, do the greens blend well? I asked this question at Jenna’s blog too, but I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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8 adria June 22, 2008 at 7:29 pm

I think the waffles would be fine if you pulled a smuckers (uncrustables that is!) and put your pb&j on the frozen waffles the night before, freeze it, and defrost it the next morning! that might help with the mooshiness that sirenjess was talking about.

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9 adria June 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Stacy- have your heard about Jessica Seinfeld’s new book Deceptively Delicious? It has recipes for hiding veggies in dinner. I saw 2 copies at my library this week. It’s gotten good reviews.

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10 Stacy June 22, 2008 at 7:49 pm

I’ve thought about getting the book. I’ve heard that most recipes require a food processor, will a blender do the same?

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11 Kath June 22, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Nicole,
My only suggestion woudl be to let them cool completely before packaging to try to avoid getting soggy. Or just take the PB + J in a separate little container. Good luck!

Kath

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12 Fit4Life June 22, 2008 at 8:34 pm

ohh plums are SOO good! must be in season! you always seem to buy and have the same fruit i have or maybe i always seem to buy and have the same fruit you have? but in MUCH smaller quantities! (still working on the binging thing) :o)

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