E.T. Says “Ouch”

March 8, 2009

I tried to find a good video of E.T. saying “ouuuuuucccchhh” but YouTube doesn’t seem to have included videos from the extraterrestrial. This will have to do:

The whole back of my body is sore today: hamstrings, back (lower + upper) and my neck. But my arms and legs are fine! I think it was that deep stretch class that killed me.

We’re running late today, but only because time warped!


Today’s Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup half and half oats + 9 grain cereal (I’m liking this combo a lot), vanilla soy milk, water, salt, half banana, 1 date
  • A few tbsp AgavePlus granola 
  • A few salted peanuts
  • Sprinkle toffee pieces
  • Spoonful Barney Butter



Half cup for my sanity



We’re expecting 80* today!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Walk to grocery store and back
  • Pack picnic lunch
  • Meet Kelsey at park for picnic and studying for midterms
  • Go for walk in park
  • Enjoy warm weather to the extreme (rain is on the way :( )
  • Pack tomorrow’s lunch
  • Fun dinner

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1 VeggieGirl March 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

Hang in there with the soreness and with your busy agenda!!


2 Amelia March 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

Enjoy your picnic! Sounds like a great idea. :)


3 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

E.T. used to scare the HELL out of me when I was younger, but now I can appreciate the wonder that is E.T. LOVE the analogy! I can imagine you’re super sore!

I do have a question for you: when you were in weight-loss mode, did you eat oats the way you do now with lots of toppings and stuff? I love my oats that way, but they’re just NOT POINTS® friendly!
Thanks Kath!


4 Diana March 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

Hubby and I are going for a picnic today, too! Great day for it! :)


5 Michele (aka Juice Girl) March 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

Sounds like an awesome day! The oats look–and sound–delish.



6 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 8, 2009 at 10:10 am

I had a feeling you would be sore today!! You did a TON of yoga yesterday!!

Sounds like you have a nice Sunday planned, enjoy it!!


7 Emily March 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

Sounds like a great day. Good luck with studying for midterms…I’ve got that to do, too!


8 Moran March 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

Enjoy your picnic….and the gorgeous weather!


9 Vickie March 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

Hey Kathy,

I made that kale/sweet potato soup yesterday and was wondering if yours was really a soup or if it were more like a pudding–mine was more like a pudding? (I really liked my version, but I was just curious)

Thanks, Vickie


10 Brittany March 8, 2009 at 10:18 am

We’re suppose to hit 80 today. I’m pumped. Have a great Sunday basking in the warm weather.


11 hk March 8, 2009 at 10:20 am

Gahh, I LOVE PICNICS :) have fun!! I love the good sore feeling, sounds like yoga was really an awesome workout and stretch!! The day sounded really great! Hope today goes equally well- enjoy the sun :)

Hk 😉


12 WEEKLY BITE March 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

Your yoga day sounds great!
Breakfast is creative as usual!
Enjoy the warm/dry weather :)


13 Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 8, 2009 at 10:41 am

I always do the ET “OWWWWCH.” It drives my husband crazy.

Have a great day!


14 K March 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

Enjoy the beautiful day while you can! A picnic while studying for midterms sounds like a fabulous way to get it done!!


15 Biz319 March 8, 2009 at 11:14 am

Sorry your sore – maybe more yoga tomorrow will loosen you up?

Jealous of your weather! Nothing but rain and temps near 40!

Have fun at your picnic!


16 Katharine March 8, 2009 at 11:14 am

Hi Kath!
Question for you: I just purchased some Bob’s Red Mill 9 Grain hot cereal and am confused about how to cook it. The directions say to boil 3 cups of water and then add 1 cup of the cereal to serve 4 people. I am only making this for myself, but would like to combine it with my oatmeal like you have done. Do you think I can just cook it with the oatmeal (say for example, instead of 1/2 cup oatmeal, I can do 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1/4 cup 9 grain)?!? Do I have to boil water before putting in the oats and cereal or can I cook it like I do oats? Sorry, not sure if this was a clear question, I just thought I’d get your input since your 9 grain cereal seems similar. Thanks for your help!


17 Fancy March 8, 2009 at 11:15 am

Hi Kath! Enjoy your lovely day! I have a flaxseed question for you. I love to eat pancakes and sprinkle flaxseeds on them as well as maple syrup. I DO NOT like when the flaxseeds make them taste “furry” (does that make sense?) This morning after I microwaved my maple syrup for 50 seconds, I stirred in the flaxseeds and it was the perfect texture! Not furry! I know that you are not supposed to cook with flaxseeds because they lose their nutritonal value when they get too hot….so…..by putting them in my steaming maple syrup, did they lose their nutritional value? I’m confused….help! Thanks, Kath! :)


18 Kailey (SnackFace) March 8, 2009 at 11:20 am

E.T. used to freak me out so badly! He still kinda does. Enjoy your busy, yet beautiful-sounding, day!


19 Leah March 8, 2009 at 11:27 am

Oh my gosh, 80!!! It’s hardly fair Kath, seriously! :)

Enjoy your day!


20 Sharon March 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

Love picnics, have fun!


21 Jen March 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

Hi Kath! Enjoy your picnic! :)

I have a tempeh question for you. I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday and bought some of the 3grain tempeh that you rave about. I tried some in a quick stirfry and it was yummy! But, when you have it in sandwiches, do you cook it first? Also, how long do you think it lasts in the refrigerator once I’ve opened it?



22 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

enjoy the 80!!

so jealous you’re picnicking and studying in the park. i’m doing it all in bed, looking out at the gloomy 50 degrees :-/.

good luck with your muscles!


23 Diana March 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm

a picnic! how fun! i can’t remember the last time i did that! enjoy the gorgeous day!


24 thepinkpeppercorn March 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

80*!!!!!!!!!!??? Whoa. I have to move! Love the video, and I hope you’re moving easier soon :)


25 Meaghen March 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I love ET! I could watch that moveie over and over again!!

Your coffee always looks so amazing! I want to get a French press so badly, and I don’t even really drink coffee! Mmmm toffee bits in oats. You are brilliant!


26 Danielle March 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm

What a busy day, enjoy the weather!


27 Marisa (trim the fat) March 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Spectacular oats!!! After reading about your day yesterday, I was wondering if you would be sore today !!! Enjoy your day – to the extreme!!!


28 Shelby March 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I adore that Agave Plus granola on my oats, I actually just had some this morning =)


29 KLM March 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

hope you feel better! that’s a whole lotta yoga. good for you.


30 Marianne March 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Oh, I love ET! I haven’t seen that movie in ages. We had to watch it in French one year in our French class at the end of the year (you know, when there’s no more work to do).


31 Bev March 8, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I was excited to find Barney Butter at Fresh Market. It was $8.49. I guess a little more than buying on there web site,especially if you have to pay for shipping. Have a fun picnic Sunday :)


32 sue March 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm

YAY ET! i would watch that movie over and over and i’d get scared every time the men in the space suits came in!


33 L March 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Hey Kath!

I just finished an excellent book for my Anthropology of Africa class called Parallel Worlds: Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa. It’s such an interesting book! I highhhhly recommend it. It’s a very easy read but very thought provoking as well. :)


34 laci March 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Haha at first I had no idea why you were posting ET, then I remembered the hard core yoga you enjoyed yesterday with your buds, and the lovely wather + meals! Hang in there Kath! 😉


35 Kath March 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Mara ,
I did put lots of toppings on my oats, but not AS many as I do now. But my bowls were consistently 400-450 calories. I heartily believe in a big breakfast! When I first started losing weight I used to eat closer to 300 calories for breakfast and have 100-200 more for a snack at 10am. But my snack ruled my morning and one day I had a bigger breakfast and realized I didn’t need (or even think) about a snack, so I ditched it and put those calories to a better cause: oats.

Vickie ,
Ours was like a soup, but a thick soup. I don’t like them brothy, but you could always add more broth.

Katharine ,
Yes, I would just put it in the pot with the oats and cook it like them. That’s what I’ve been doing. Even the oatmeal containers say to boil water, then add oats but I much prefer the slow-cook method of adding everything and stopping when the liquid is absorbed.

Fancy ,
I don’t really know if they lost their nutritional value or not in the syrup, but I would say if that’s how you prefer them, then eat them that way. It was probably not hot enough to do much oxidation.

Jen ,
I slap my tempeh on my sandwiches raw! And the package says it will keep 7-10 days after opening, I believe.

I probably won’t have time to read it before Saturday, but if I come across it I will definitely peruse!



36 Misty March 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Where do you get your ideas for combinations of toppings/mix-ins for your yogurt?


37 Laura March 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I think it’s only flaxseed oil that you can’t heat, isn’t it? On the packaging of my ground flaxseed, it says that it’s suitable for inclusion in baking. I always add it to bread, muffins and biscuits, and I add it to my dry porridge oats before I microwave them in the morning. According to my nutritionist friend, that’s fine, so I’m not sure!


38 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Breakfast looks good!


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