Growlin’ Ghrelin

February 24, 2012

We went from 70* and sunny to stormy and chilled. Cold front is on the waaaaaaay!

I’ve been to Body Pump, the bakery and on two conference calls this afternoon.

I was absolutely famished after pump! My stomach started growling during class, which shouldn’t be the case after a normal filling breakfast. Even a cereal one. I think I have elevated hunger-hormone ghrelin levels from sleep deprivation – either that or the baby is hungry from all the ultrasound wiggling!

I immediately ate this snack when I returned from class – grapes, cheddar, animal crackers (which tasted sooo good!)

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Now I’m digesting this number in my belly:

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Pimento cheese + chutney on end pieces : ) My usual 3/4 sandwich request!

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Plus an apple to crunch.

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I had a taste of a Carpe Donut that was dropped by this morning. Satisfied my donut craving with the best kind possible – organic + local real food.

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And we had visitors at the bakery! Bob is the minister at my parents’ church (and married Matt and me!) and his wife Mae Lee came in with her sister, who lives in Cville, and mother.

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I have YET to pack for this trip we’re taking tomorrow. Last year’s Great Harvest Convention was a ton of fun!! It’s more of a vacation for all the owners (with lots of networking and engagement and some education mixed in) than a conference. This year it’s in San Diego and our flight leaves at 6am tomorrow morning!

Better get going!

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1 Sana February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I adore the purple stripped scarf your friend is wearing, too cute :) Enjoy your trip!

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2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

That sandwich, and the little donut, look so delicious! And some days I’m like that too, my normal go-to breakfast just doesn’t hold me over!

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3 Johanna B February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Have a great flight and enjoy your weekend in San Diego. Great city! I’ll look forward to catching up on your posts on Monday morning. No access to the net on the weekend.

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4 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Mmmm…that donut looks like the perfect way to satisfy a craving! Good luck packing!

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5 Kristy @ KristyRuns February 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I need that donut. Happy packing!

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6 Roxanne February 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Black does slim down, I don’t see a belly on you Kath!

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7 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm

:) it seems to go in and out by the day and what I’m wearing. I think it’s mostly intestines at this point

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8 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming February 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Have a fun trip to San Diego :)

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9 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious February 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I want your sandwich, your apple and your donut! Have a great time at the convention.
I love BERF!

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10 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I love the look of that bread…so hearty…just the kind I would love to toast! Have a safe trip and a fun time at the convention!

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11 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Well, BERF was launched today, so the baby was like, “Let’s get on that, mommy!” Clearly they want to real food. :)

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12 Cait's Plate February 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Gah! So jealous! I looooove San Diego!

Don’t you just hate when your stomach goes crazy loud with hunger!? It used to happen to me ALL THE TIME in my 12pm class. Horrible!

Have a safe trip tomorrow!

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13 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

mmm your sandwich looks so hearty and delicious!!

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14 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot February 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Is it silly that I eat the heels of the bread as a special treat now when I used to LOATHE crust when I was a kid? So strange – lol!

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15 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I bet you are just lovin’ eating all this stuff. :)
The grape and cheese combo sounds fantastic! I’m also a bread-end gal. My husband will throw it away if I don’t swipe it! (Like, dude- at least save it for breadcrumbs!)
Hope there’s more warmness after this cold front…

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16 Roxanne February 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I love the ends of the bread, toasted with margarine. Plain. As a treat.

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17 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Have fun in San Diego! I hope to be able to taste that delicious looking sandwich some day ;)

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18 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Have so much fun in SD!! Looks like you’ve got packing to do ;)

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19 Molly @ RDexposed February 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Have you guys joked around about genetic testing but really for celiac disease to make sure baby will be able to eat all things bread? Ha!

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20 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Can you do genetic testing for that!?

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21 Molly@RDexposed February 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Sadly I don’t think so! We can’t even check genetic coding on non-placenta attached people.

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22 kristen @ verbs and vignettes February 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

<3 animal crackers! and it was freezing here today, too. no fun.

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23 Jenny@vegetarianhatesvegetables February 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Well, don’t you look skinny and pretty as ever! That donut looks yummy!

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24 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I sure don’t feel it, so thank you!

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25 Leah February 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

San Diego is one of my favourite places on Earth!! Have a great trip!

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26 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

That sandwich looks delicious!! It has me hungry now!!

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27 Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Enjoy San Diego! Southern California is one of my favorite places ever!

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28 Amy February 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

That sandwich looks delish! Love the end pieces too!

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29 Christine @ BookishlyB February 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

You guys picked a great weekend to head to SoCal!

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30 Christine @ BookishlyB February 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Because of the weather… forgot that part.

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31 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever February 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Have fun on your trip, the weather out here is beautiful right now!

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32 Kathy K February 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I received my granola order today. That was fast! Enjoying some now. YUM!
Have a safe trip!

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33 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Oh wow – that was fast!

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34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

It’s been gorgeous in SoCal this week, so hopefully that will continue through the weekend for you guys! :)

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35 Sarah February 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

How weird that they are having the convention in San Diego when there aren’t even any Great Harvests in San Diego! (I’m just bitter that there is not one here I guess :P) Hmmmm…maybe I should change that and open one!?

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36 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

They try to choose somewhere pretty warm – alternating east and west coast. There is one in Temecula and we’re going there tomorrow night!

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37 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl February 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Maternity jeans? Those are cute. So many great styles out there now for mom’s to be. Have a great time in SD. Suppose to be some gorgeous weather. Hence the reason I am hitting the Hot Springs this weekend at Glen Ivy. ;)

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38 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Yup! GAP!

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39 Lilly February 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Although you don’t look pregnant, the glow is totally there. You look so pretty and happy :) have a great time in SoCal!!

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40 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Ahhh donuts! That looks so delicious :)

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41 Kelly @ Vegolosophy February 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Your lunches always looks so good and leave me wanting a delicious sandwich! Have fun in SD, I just got back from there! Such a great place and if you want to try a vegan fast food spot there is a place called Evolution in North Park/Bankers Hill area…sooo yummy! :)

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42 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker February 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hey, girl! I don’t comment nearly as often as I’d like — BUT I just had to tell you that I majorly craved donuts during my pregnancy. Well, and after, now, too. :) Anyway . . . NOM. Very excited to follow your adventures to mommy-hood.

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43 KathEats February 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I need to make some homemade ones!

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44 Colleen February 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I don’t know if anyone else posted this yet but it is hot here and beautiful. Enjoy!

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45 jessica February 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

you really are glowing. congrats on the b. you made me want a donut…

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46 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Been awhile since I had a donut, that one looks yummy!

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47 Khushboo Thadani February 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

Is it weird that I remember reading about last year’s convention- safe travels!

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48 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

I’m in love with that cutting board in the opening picture…so pretty!

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49 Angel7 February 25, 2012 at 8:55 am

Wish we were going to San Diego!

Since we have not had much of a winter–I wish we would have had more snow–I now want spring to be in full swing! I am over winter because it disappointed me this year :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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50 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

That pimento cheese always looks so good! Do you give out the recipe? Did you ever post it?

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51 KathEats February 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

It’s a Great Harvest recipe, so I can’t share, but bitesandbowls.com has a great one!

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52 lauren @ the talking kitchen February 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

beautiful pictures! and may i say, you are seriously glowing. congrats!

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53 Kim Weigand February 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

I usually read my favorite blogs on my breaks at work…yours is my FAVORITE!! But, for some reason I can read KERF but our firewalls block BERF…rarely have time at home to even get on the computer but I guess I will have to start. CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH YOU AND MATT, YOU WILL MAKE WONDERFUL PARENTS!!

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