Fresh Breath.

December 7, 2008

Idid it! I got up and did 20 minutes of Sunrise yoga :) I have this DVD and really like it: Yoga Zone: Sunrise & Sunset. It’s very easy (mostly stretching!) and great for beginners who like a quick routine. I love that one is for morning and one for night. I also have this box set and like it a lot too when I’m really in the mood (which you all know is rare 😉 ): Yoga Zone Ultimate Collection. I am really going to try to start and/or end my day with a little yoga stretching in the coming weeks.

And here’s to a fresh breath of oats!!


Whipped banana with wheatberries, raisins, Banana JamFraka and Smuckers Natural.



Plus mmmmmm –



Having my house back together inspired me to clean, clean, clean this morning!!! I cleaned things that I haven’t ever cleaned before ( 😳 )

Two comments:

1) Mrs. Meyers Geranium All-Purpose Cleaner made cleaning SO ENJOYABLE

2) The extension pieces on my vacuum cleaner are amazing. The little brush thing with suction in the middle? Awesome for cleaning baseboards and “dusting” hard to reach areas.

Since I am going to Cardio Funk tonight, I get to shower and get moving earlier than usual on Sundays since we usually run outside. I think I’m headed to Trader Joe’s and EarthFare next. Then lunch, then Organic all afternoon.

Happy Funday!

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1 sonia December 7, 2008 at 10:34 am

Happy for you. I think I will have oatmeal instead of my sunday eggs.


2 Sharon December 7, 2008 at 10:34 am

Great job on the yoga – enjoy the rest of your day!


3 BethT December 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

Don’t you just love grocery shopping? And going to multiple stores? My hubby doesn’t get that 😛


4 VeggieGirl December 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

I ALWAYS start my day with yoga – it’s so revitalizing and calming :-)

And I always start my day with oatmeal, as well, haha.

Happy Sunday!!


5 Amy December 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

glad your beloved stovetop oats made a comeback! yay :)

i love smuckers all-natural pb. its so salty and thick! yum.

have a good day kath !!


6 Shelby December 7, 2008 at 11:05 am

I’m glad you got to enjoy stove-top oats today! They look delicious.

I always want to do yoga but end up getting really bored =/ Maybe it’s my DVD


7 Lee December 7, 2008 at 11:06 am

I find that there are two camps. One thinks that Meyer’s Geranium cleaner smells heavenly and the other that cannot stand it. I’m in the cannot stand it camp. We have it at work and I can smell it like five offices down the hall. I wonder if they make other scents though. I like the idea of organic cleanser.


8 Kath December 7, 2008 at 11:17 am

BethT ,
YES – I love grocery shopping. My husband doesn’t get “the hunt” either :)

VeggieGirl ,
You’re such a role model :)

Amy ,
You’re right – it is very salty. Tastes like Resee’s to me! I like it for a change from other kinds that are sweeter like the Butter Toffee and roasty like Barney.

Shelby ,
I get really bored too, which is why I say I only have to do 20 minutes. 20 flies by and then you’re done! I’d love to do an hour in the morning, but that’s just unrealistic for me and my attention span, so I figure 20 mins is better than 0.

Lee ,
LOL. Have you smelled the Basil scent? I like that one too and it’s not as strong.



9 Madison December 7, 2008 at 11:26 am

Woohoo for your normal oats back!
I know, grocery “hunting” is so fun. Hope you find some good buys!


10 polly December 7, 2008 at 11:27 am

Kath, you had to know I’d be excited about the YOGA!! :) Woohoo! Veggie girl, I didn’t konw you did yoga? I love you even more now. 😉

Kath, I gave you a little shout out on my blog yesterday for cranberries. Have a fun day, love the new stove and as always LOVE your blog.

XOXO and I promise you wouldn’t get bored if you came to my yoga class. 😉


11 Nellie December 7, 2008 at 11:27 am

yoga + oatmeal = a great way to start a sunday!


12 Lauren December 7, 2008 at 11:32 am

I don’t know if you saw my post last night, but the spiining song was from your jan 2 post.

Also, your oats look so voluminious, what proportions do you use?

Do you find on the days you eat less oats and something like granola you are really as full since thats less volume? Have a good day!


13 Courtney December 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

Yay for yoga! It always makes for a great day.


14 runjess December 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

My baseboards are in dire need of cleaning, and now that I know I can do it with my vacuum extension, I just might. Thanks!


15 Jackie December 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Your oats look amazing! I get so many good ideas from you. What is banana jamfraka?


16 Maureen December 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm

I’m glad you had so much fun cleaning! And it’s nice to see you back to making stove-top oats again, I feel like we have Happy Kath back :-)


17 Moran December 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

YAY for oats on the stove!


18 Oh She Glows December 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

haha reading you say ‘cleaning things Ive never cleaned before’ made me think of what things I havent cleaned…haha. Don’t worry we all have them! I’m so bad for not cleaning behind ‘hard to move’ items like stoves and fridges…



19 Betsy in Pittsburgh December 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I would love to be able to exercise first thing in the morning, but if I try and I haven’t eaten anything I start seeing black and white fuzzies and get mega dizzy. I guess I’m just so used to getting a big breakfast before any physical activity. Weird.


20 Hangry Pants December 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Yay for yoga. I am glad you found a DVD you like!



21 Mel December 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Sounds like a relaxing morning!

Yay for stove top oats!


22 ashley (sweet & natural) December 7, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Yay for a new stove, the return of oats and a delicious dinner last night! Have a great day!


23 Samantha December 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm

The brush attachment is great for cleaning lampshades, too.

I’m with you on Yoga…I go in spurts. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Maybe I will start again, too.


24 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 7, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Your oats look so creamy! Yum! That put my egg white quesedilla to shame!

I think maybe I should try yoga at night before bed. Maybe it’d help me not eat so much at night!


25 K December 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I’m just catching up after being away from the blogworld this weekend…I love your new stove, it looks great in your kitchen!! Glad to hear it made a great batch of oats :)


26 Erin December 7, 2008 at 1:17 pm

That is my favorite Mrs. Meyer’s scent! I also really love the Basil one – it’s SO fresh, you should try it! Love the handsoap!


27 claire December 7, 2008 at 1:34 pm

hooray for a new stove! Right now I’m really enjoying the free yoga videopodcasts from yoga journal


28 Rachel December 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm

I’ve been thinking about getting some good yoga DVDs, so thanks for the tip! I will have to check those out. I’m not used to working out in front of my TV, but I think it’d be a good habit to get into, obviously.

And congrats on your new stove! I’m excited to see new oaty blends that you come up with… NOT in the microwave!


29 coco December 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm

it’s great to do yoga first thing in the morning!

have a great sunday :)


30 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 7, 2008 at 2:28 pm

You make me feel guilty. I have this fancy vacuum cleaner with all sorts of parts…I’ve never touched any of them.


31 nikki December 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Hi Kath,
I’m new to your site. Trying to get motivation throught blogs as I chip away at losing weight. I am 50% there, 15 down, 15 to go.

Your before and after pics are amazing!!!!!
wow. congrats. thx for the inspiration.


32 Mara December 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

I wish I could get “into” cleaning… I just hate it!


33 Christina December 7, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Yoga in the morning is awesome. It helps me really wake up, that’s for sure!

Yay, new stove!


34 therunningveggie December 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I had a microwaving disaster with my oatmeal yesterday and it made appreciate my stove so much more.

Congratulations on finally having it delivered!


35 Kath December 7, 2008 at 4:20 pm

polly ,
Yoga (and cranberries) are yummy!

Lauren ,
I am still having trouble finding the post – can you send me the link?

I do think my volume of oats affects my satiety (a huge bowl of pumpkin oats holds me the longest, I think) but since I usually add back wheatberries or granola, it evens out enough.

Jackie ,

nikki ,
Welcome and congrats on your weight loss so far!!



36 Rose December 8, 2008 at 9:41 am

I bet you are happy to have a stove back!

Do you clean weekly? Do you have a routine?


37 Kath December 8, 2008 at 10:40 am

Rose ,
No plan – I just clean what looks dirty!



38 Katie December 10, 2008 at 1:26 pm

YAY! I LOOOOOOOVe the feeling after I clean the house! Best ever! So fresh and inviting!


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