Frolicking Thru Spring

April 26, 2008

Spring is in full swing here in North Carolina so it only seems appropriate that we’re headed up to Davidson’s big Spring Frolics Weekend (also Alumni Weekend – how convenient!).

Up and At ‘Em Workout

SOOOO THANKFUL I felt good this morning when I woke up with very minimal signs of drinking last night. The husband and I snuck away from our sleeping house guests for a hard workout. I did 40 sweaty minutes on the Stairmaster, which reported that I climbed 267 flights of stairs! I ended with a cool down on the Stat bike and some abs.

Before we left I had a half serving of Organic Morning Lite (love this cereal!) with a splash of hemp milk and a dab of PB. This snack held me over very well!


Springy Oats


We had breakfast on the patio this morning. It’s so pretty out there! Here’s a cool photo of our Thyme plant the husband snapped –


I had Trail Mix Oats today made with double banana, a touch of brown sugar, and a spoonful of PB. My favorite combo! I just love peanuts, chocolate and dried raspberries! The raspberries are so chewy but they don’t give you many per serving in the TJ’s mix. I think I’m going to splurge on a bag of them from, as I haven’t seen them in my stores.


I was caught savoring a delicious bite:


With coffee, this breakfast was about 460 kcal, 9 grams fiber and 17 grams protein.


The Plan

Today’s plan includes a Frat House BBQ (pork, baked beans, etc.) and lots of beer. I’m not sure how much of either I will be consuming. I think I’m going to pick up a veggie salad at the College Union to have with the BBQ since I’m not a big fan of coleslaw and I don’t think a single BBQ sandwich will fill me up enough.

I’ll be home late tonight! Hope you guys have relaxing Saturdays full of delicious healthy foods, sunshine and good company!

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1 Katers April 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

Kath – love that pic of you with the oatmeal. You look so sweet. Hope you have fun today – I’m off to the gym!


2 VeggieGirl April 26, 2008 at 9:39 am

So glad you were still able to get in a good workout, after a late night!

Haha, I love the candid shot of you eating your trail-mix oats :0)

Have an awesome time at the Frat House BBQ!! And enjoy the remainder of your Saturday :0)


3 hk April 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

have fun with the frat boys!! glad you were able to enjoy the spring-y morning :)


4 Hannah April 26, 2008 at 10:34 am

I love eating outside! One of my fav things about moving to az is that I can eat out on my balcony without dealing with any type of flies or mosquitos!

Cute outfit, by the way :)


5 Caboodle April 26, 2008 at 11:12 am

Morning everyone! I’m going to a steakhouse for dinner tonight and I don’t know what to get. Is sauteed snapper a bad idea (I’d get the sauce on the side). What a about a 6 oz. filet? Here is the menu:


6 Nick April 26, 2008 at 11:12 am

It’s good to see the sheer concentrated enjoyment on your face when consuming that oatmeal. I get the same way. Sort of a focused zen type thing….could be just grogginess though.

The Peanut Butter Boy


7 Teresa April 26, 2008 at 11:28 am

you are VERY cute!


8 Leena April 26, 2008 at 11:48 am

how many calories are in the pre workout breakfast?


9 Sidi April 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Last week hubby thought that buying a Wii will make everyone in the family happy. WRONG!!! The good weather keeps us outside all day long. Bad investment… :(


10 Jennifer April 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Kath – I should have thought about this sooner, next time you are in the Davidson area we need to get together since I am in Huntersville. Only my AP II final to take — until summer classes start.
Take Care and have great time – Jennifer


11 sirenjess April 26, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Hey hk, how did you do on the texas round up?


12 Jessie April 26, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Hey Kath, what exactly are these “mocktials” you speak of? I don’t think I have ever caught what actually goes into these.


13 hk April 26, 2008 at 2:26 pm

hey sirenjes…sorry i missed ya, bummer :) Hahah i ran unchipped b/c registered this morning, but I won the 5k! it was a PR (19:15), but the gave the girl who came in second the actual win b/c she had a chip…boo, lame :) How was the 10k??


14 BethT April 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm

I bought some Bear Naked trail mix at Costco today….can’t wait to throw it on my oats!


15 Kelly T April 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Hey i have those patio chairs.

because, you know, im sure you care a lot.

betht- i love bear naked granola, banana nut is my favorite


16 Phoebe April 26, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Jessie —
“Mocktails” is basically a word for mixed drinks that don’t have alcohol in them. Like club soda with lime, or nonalcoholic punch, or Shirley Temples or something. The word gets used a lot at college events (I’m in college) when people want to be “fancy” but cannot serve alcohol. I think it’s a little inane-sounding but it is just supposed to give a more upscale or party-ish impression than saying “soft drinks” would.


17 Angie April 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm


I would order the shrimp or chicken pasta with basil sauce–IF the basil sauce isn’t a cream sauce (I don’t like cream sauce). Sauteed often means cooked with lots of butter, but sometimes they’ll grill it for you instead or use minimal oil. Lemon wine sauce usually means Lemon-butter-wine sauce, too (that’s my fav!)

And I’d get a side of asparagus, because this is its peak season.

Enjoy your dinner out!


18 Laurel April 26, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I’ve run into a problem that I’ve never experienced before. I’ve gotten sick and tired of the foods that I used to love (I’ve tried switching things around) but nothing appeals to me or tastes good anymore.

I used to love oatmeal, peanut butter, fruit, yogurt and cereal and now I don’t even want to look at them. Just the thought of food in general is kind of..blegh.

I’ve been on Weight Watchers for around 3 months and I’m just sick of it. I don’t want to watch my weight anymore because most of the time I wasn’t eating food I liked or wanted, just what would add up to enough points. I’m so afraid to gain weight off of a structured plan (I don’t have enough control to exclusively eat instinctively yet).

I think all this started when I got a stomach bug 2 weeks ago. And since my husband’s work schedule has changed and now I have to start making dinners again for us.

I hate cooking for us both because he’s so particular (won’t eat something if he doesn’t love it, if it’s a tiny bit cold, if it’s too hot, if it’s not delicious to him, if it’s organic, whole wheat or steamed–no wonder he’s thin as a rail). I’m sick of cooking 2 separate dinners but I can’t stop cold turkey. I need a way to get him involved and slowly get him to share more domestic chores.

Please, if anyone can help, I’d greatly appreciate it. Advice, books, web sites, etc. Thanks in advance.


19 Ally April 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Yum, that looks great!

40 minutes on the Stairmaster is quite a task! I feel like dying after 30 minutes!


20 Kelly T April 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

laurel, this might not be what your looking for, but tell him to cook his own damn dinners if yours arent good enough. That wouldnt last more than 2 meals in my house.

haha, no alcohol at a college party. from my college experience, the only thing close to a non-alcoholic beverage at a party is the chaser you take out of someones boobs.


21 Alyssa April 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

I think getting sick of the foods that you used to love or ate while on weight watchers means you need to branch out and try new things! I know this is completely obvious, but when I was eating restrictively I got sick and tired of what I was eating. That is a sign that you are not eating normally. You need to eat what your body wants, in healthy moderate amounts. I think your husband does need to get more involved. I think you should talk to him and tell him that it is hard for you to cook foods he likes if he does not get more involved. Ok, this is probably a completely pointless post and no help to you whatsoever, but I thought I would try! Sorry I can’t be of more help! I just think you need to do what you feel like doing and eating. Take control and don’t let anyone or any diet dictate what you really want :)


22 Leena April 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Can someone refer me to the post(s) where Kath detailed her 15-20 mins. shower, hair, makeup routine? I’d like to try it :)


23 flipflogs April 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I have a lunch job interview next week and I’m nervous about what to order. No wine I suppose, I don’t want to spill stuff on a suit. Do you think pant suit or skirt suit better. My brother named his new kittens General Gao and Eggroll in homage to Chinese food.


24 MLT April 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Hey everyone-
can someone help me out? I want to get a lunch bag like Kath’s for a gift and I can’t remember where she got hers or what it’s called. Anyone have a website or know the name so I can google it? Thanks a bunch!! It’s for mother’s day for my MIL so I need to order it soon!


25 sirenjess April 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Hey hk, good for you wow, you’re fast. They should have given to you. The 10k was good it was a challenge. The course is just non-stop hills so it was a great workout. Definitely thinking I might take tomorrow off. When I was running and coming to the finish line Rick Perry was in front of me and beat me by like FIVE seconds. I got beat by the governor of Texas. Nice.


26 hk April 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

haha yea so I hear, the hills were brutal on congress and lavaca, congrats!!! Haahah so close to the Gov, nice run :)


27 Katers April 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm


Kath didn’t outline it – she just said she rushes!



28 april April 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm

mmm that oatmeal looks delicious! do you use a full tablespoon?


29 lexi April 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm

do you have any good tips for weight loss other than the ones you already posted? their AMAZING tips but i was just wondering if you had anymore i only need to lose 5-10 pounds but i still need help!


30 Lauren April 26, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Kath, I plan on trying greek yogurt for the first time.

Have you had both fage 0% and 2%, if so, is there a difference in taste. I am not a big sour cream fan.

Also, how does TJs compare. Thanks and hope you are having a good evening.


31 Ashley April 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Hey Kath and everyone! This is random, but have you ever had a champagne mango? I got one at Fresh Market last weekend and just had it tonight- it was amazing!!! Just thought I would share :)


32 Ruby Red Vegan April 26, 2008 at 7:54 pm

267 flights of stairs?! You are a powerhouse!

And I love the picture of you on the patio, mid-bite. Hehe!


33 Kath April 27, 2008 at 10:04 am

We should get together sometime!! I’ll be up again in 2 weeks, but I think my whole schedule is packed with graduation activities. Maybe we could meet for lunch in Uptown Charlotte one day. What summer classes are you taking? I’m doing Chem II at CPCC :(

Jessie ,
My mocktails are just diet tonic with a big splash of lime juice.

Laurel ,
Are you craving other foods, or does all food sound unappealing? If you’ve lost your appetite completely, I would blame the virus and just wait it out, but if you are craving other foods, have them! Try to make lighted up versions of what you’re craving or small portions of the real deal complimented with voluminous healthy sides.

i agree your husband needs to be a little more appreciative! I’d just ignore the complains and cook what you want to cook. Hopefully he’ll get the hint.

Leena ,
Like Katers said, I just rush! And I’m lucky to have hair that blow-dries fast.

MLT, Reisenthal, I think, is the name. I found them at Harris Teeter too.

april ,
I usually have 2/3 a tablespoon (a level spoon on my flatware). I’ve found that’s the perfect amount.

lexi ,
Do you have any specific troubles you want tips for?

Lauren ,
I’ve only had the 0% – it suited me fine, so I see no reason to have the 2%.



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