Extra Hour To Recover

November 2, 2008

Blarg – I am definitely feeling the effects of last night’s indulgences. I went to bed SO FULL. You know, it doesn’t matter if I am able to maintain my weight by pigging out every now and then, eating habits for health are more important than weight and I need to learn not to overeat to the point of feeling sick and uncomfortable for the sake of being nice to my body.

We slept until 9….er…..8 this morning and I’ve been working on my humongous to-do list ever since. But I did break for a nice breakfast.


1/3 cup oats, milk, water

1/2 large banana

Salt, vanilla

1 tbsp ground flax

2 tbsp wheatberries

1 tbsp raisins

1/3 crumbled Honest Foods Country Square Chocolate Brownie

Spoonful Butter Toffee PB




Plus some java juice


The lighting is so pretty in our house today!


Second to “Study Organic Chemistry” on my to-do list is to do the weekly meal plan and grocery shopping today. This time it’s going to include some grocery store deals and specials research to see what’s on sale before I think about recipes. Hopefully I won’t have to go to too many stores! We do have some food in stock like apples, pears, yogurt and milk, so I don’t think I’ll need to buy much other than a protein or two and some vegetables for sure. I’m aiming for $26 for the next 3 weeks and then ~$50 for  Thanksgiving prep.

I also hope to get in a run today – but not until I feel the urge.

Soak up the last bits of the weekend today!

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1 Biz319 November 2, 2008 at 10:59 am

Hope you get to you to-do list items today! Hope your weather is as good as ours – 65 degrees right now!

I beat you though – I slept in until 9:30 (8:30!)

Have a fun Sunday!


2 Beadie November 2, 2008 at 11:00 am

Good luck with the grocery shopping!


3 Hil November 2, 2008 at 11:02 am

Aw, feeling overstuffed and sick is no fun. Feel better!


4 VeggieGirl November 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

MMMM, that toffee-pb sounds better and better each time you have it/blog about it… yum!!

Hang in there, Kath!! Feel better, and enjoy your Sunday.


5 emmy November 2, 2008 at 11:25 am

Kath – there was a comment about couponmom.com a few posts ago, so I went to the site to check it out. I agree that it’s too busy, but if you go to grocery coupons in the left sidebar, then click the top link on the page ($100 of free coupons) you can print off some really good stuff.


6 jess November 2, 2008 at 11:46 am

Oats & Coffee= the perfect thing to settle any leftover icky feelings!
Great luck with your list- I think your ‘challenge’ is really impressive, will probably take a bit of planning, but will be totally worth it in the end.


7 Lee (seelivelee) November 2, 2008 at 11:47 am

i can’t wait to see what tonight’s dinner looks like as the kick off of the first official day of the contest-have a great dayy!


8 Moran November 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Good luck with your to-do list, Kath!


9 Oh She Glows November 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Sorry that you aren’t feeling well! I hate when I do that to myself too. Try not to be so hard on yourself though, just keep your chin up and keep going! Oh and I am convinced a run will ALWAYS make everything seem much better. 😀


10 steph November 2, 2008 at 12:12 pm

It seems like you had a fun time last night with you husband and friends! As you said it’s ok to indulge once in a while :) and it seems like you have that balance!! For me, I need to cap it off with 3 glasses of wine or else I know I will have to prepare for some ill feelings the next day. Also, for me it helps to have full portions of a desert rather than pieces…if I start with pieces I end up having another piece and another and b/f I realize it I’ve had way more than the serving I had intended on eating.. Life it short gotta enjoy the simple things in life. I am a Nutritionist as well and sometimes it’s difficult for me not to scold myself when I feel like I should “know better” The key is to nurture yourself today and not punish yourself. Lots of hydration and healthy foods to maintain that balance!!


11 Kailz November 2, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Kath, I’m so excited to see how this grocery/food challenge pans out. As a college student, I need to be careful and not spend so much on groceries (I’ve spent $70 for one week before- eek!), so your ideas will serve as a great guideline. You’re such an awesome example to follow- thanks!


12 Mara November 2, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Best of luck shopping… I’m looking forward to see the results!

Also, a question: does the salt in the oats make that big a difference? I’ve never done it, and I eat oats a lot…


13 Madison (FollowMyWeigh) November 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

the oats look extra yummy this morning! hope you feel better sooner than later!!


14 Mariposa November 2, 2008 at 1:38 pm

i had a morning like that today- i ate way too much last night! i took it easy this morning and havent eaten a lot … better that way!


15 kwaze November 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I am impressed with your attempt to stick to your grocery budget…good luck! No way could I do that….we spend close to $300 a week(three kids and a husband). I wold love to see what you actually buy!


16 Erin November 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I’m glad to see you’re not restricting because of last night’s fest. :)


17 WeightingGame November 2, 2008 at 2:28 pm

that oatmeal looks so freaking delish!


18 Julia November 2, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Oh man, I know what you mean about overeating to the point where you feel sick! I don’t drink much, but I DO get food hangovers regularly, esp when there are chips and /or chocolates involved!
Hope your run makes you feel better!


19 Kath November 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm

emmy ,
Thanks for pointing that out. I did find lots of coupons, but not anything we needed. There aren’t many coupons for fresh produce and meat!

Thanks for the advice :)

Mara ,
The salt doesn’t make a big difference. You can’t even really taste it. But whenever I forget to put it in, the oats taste So bland!



20 Cat November 3, 2008 at 9:17 am

Know what ya mean about overindulging – I do it sometimes (never to excess), but it doesn’t affect my weight. It still bugs me though simply because I know it’s not good for me, nor do I feel like myself afterwards. Oh well!


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