Happy KERFday

September 1, 2009

I always miss my real anniversary of August 29th because I use September 1 as the date I tell folks when I started the blog. But ….

Happy KERFDAY!

This blog started at BlogSpot as Sweat, Eat, Sleep, Repeat two years ago as a way to share my weight loss success to the world through good food and recipes. I was working in public relations at the time and had about 5 readers follow me over from my blog on CalorieKing. Heck, I couldn’t even get my mom to read in the beginning!

On last year’s KERFday I talked about the history of the blog. If you haven’t read the original first entries, you’ll probably be shocked at how different my posts and style were. Like the blog, my life and my mindset have evolved significantly since those early days of maintaining 30 pounds. Both KERF and I have grown up a lot.

Here’s to 365 more days of Real Food!

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Breakfast today highlighted one of last night’s ota.bars :)

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  • Chobani
  • Diced ota.bar
  • Bananaer
  • Trader Joe’s PB

Simple + delish.

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Yerba mate dark roast

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It is THE MOST FALL LIKE DAY outside!!! Cool, crisp and perfectly shadowed. I love, love, love fall!!!!!

I’ve got a lot to do today for school – I’m hoping to knock out 90% of my assignments before October 1st! Think I can do it??!

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1 Erica September 1, 2009 at 8:34 am

happy blog birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck with the busy day. I think you can totally rock out the assignments by Oct 1.

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2 Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) September 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

happy blog birthday dear! i hope you (and the blog) havea fabulous day, knock those assignments out and enjoy the weather. i love fall tooooo!

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3 Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 1, 2009 at 8:45 am

Happy blog-birthday! Congrats on how far you have come. It really is inspiring!

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4 Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life September 1, 2009 at 8:46 am

Happy Blog Birthday!!! I love the fall weather :-)

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5 Anja September 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

Happy Blog-Anniversary, Kath! Like your blog and read it every day.

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6 Courtney September 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

Happy Blog Day!! I can only hope my blog is “still in business” as long as yours. Congrats!
And I’m loving our fall weather here in Chicago as well!

Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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7 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) September 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

Yay! I love celebrating things on Sept 1. Mostly because it’s my birthday :-) But also because it feels like a new, fresh start – the weather is changing, school is going back in session, fall foods are popping up, etc. Congrats on another great year of blogging!

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8 Mom September 1, 2009 at 8:49 am

I might argue that I was reading it by the second week or so!

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9 Cynthia (It All Changes) September 1, 2009 at 8:50 am

Happy KERFday! I’m off to read the history. I just started reading this year and I’d love to see how you and the blog have evolved :-)

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10 Brie (The Fit Bride) September 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

Happy bithday, KERF!

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11 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

Yay, happy blogiversary!

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12 Lizzy September 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

YAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERF!!!!!!!!!

You are amazing Kath, keep up the good work! :)

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13 Whitney September 1, 2009 at 8:54 am

Happy KerfDay! :)

Enjoy the fall weather!

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14 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

Happy 2 years!! Just started my own blog yesterday–so looks like we are going to have matching anniversaries–hopefully!!

-Sarah

thefoodiediaries.wordpress.com

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15 Amy September 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

Happy Anniversary!

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16 Cait (Cait's Plate) September 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

Happy Kerfday! So exciting :)

I definitely think you can do it because you’re a super-motivated-organizer like me!

I’m in love with that oatmeal bowl!

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17 Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate September 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

Happy Kerfday!

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18 Amanda@lessonsinmoderation September 1, 2009 at 9:13 am

Happy Blog Day. Your blog has inspired me in my own journey to weightloss and healthy lifestyle. Looking forward to following your journey through the next year!

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19 Niki Jackson (The Vintage Artist) September 1, 2009 at 9:17 am

Yay Happy KERF Day! Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

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20 Amelia September 1, 2009 at 9:18 am

Happy Birthday to KERF! I love fall. There are so many great smells, colors, and great temperatures…not to mention great food. :)

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21 Meg September 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

Happy Annivesary! And thank you for inspiring me to start me own blog!

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22 Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

Happy blog birthday!!!!!!

Here’s to many more ;)

fall is also my favorite ;)

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23 MelissaNibbles September 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

Happy KERFday! Thank you for inspiring me everyday!

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24 emmy - eatventures September 1, 2009 at 9:31 am

Happy Kerfiversary! For me, it’s kind of hard to believe that I’ve been reading blogs for more than a year!

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25 Kristen @ Simply Savor September 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

Happy Kerfday!! It must be amazing to see how much has happened since you first began blogging :) Hope you have a wonderful anniversary!

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26 Jen C. September 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

Happy KERFDay, Kath! Congrats!! It’s so lovely to hear how things have evolved for you. (Btw, I’m still working on writing up our phone chat. I hope to post something this week. Thanks again for doing that. You gave me some great insights.)

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27 Lara (Thinspired) September 1, 2009 at 9:42 am

Happyp Blogaversary! :) Fall is my favorite season, too. What a great day to celebrate KERF!

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28 Justy2003 September 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for all you do on KERF…I love reading every day and will continue to do so! :D

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29 Madelin @ What is for breakfast? September 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

Happy Kerfday Kath – I love your blog, keep up the great work :)

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30 Fallon September 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

Happy Blog Anniversary!! I will have to check out your earlier posts since I recently just discovered your blog.

Question on the Ota Bars. Does she ship them to other states? They look and sound amazing! I use to know a couple in Las Vegas that made their own bars and they used all natural ingredients as well, but life got busy and they stopped making them. I miss them!

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31 HeatherBakes September 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

Happy Blog Anniversary, Kath!!! It’s amazing how much the site has grown in two years. Here’s to many more!!

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32 Anne Marie@Her New Weigh September 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

Happy birthday to your blog!! I can’t believe the changes that have taken place on the blog. You rock, Kath!

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33 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

Congrats on your blogoversary!

I can hardly believe I started my blog 4 years ago this month! Funny how time flies, huh?!

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34 Leena September 1, 2009 at 9:59 am

Happy Blog Birthday KERF! And congrat’s on such a great blog, I love reading it!
your oatmeal creations just keep getting better and better! :)

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35 gina g September 1, 2009 at 10:04 am

Happy KERFday Kath! congratulations, your such an amazing blooger and are truly an inspiration =)

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36 Mellissa September 1, 2009 at 10:06 am

Happy Blog Anniversary! 2 years has gone by so fast!

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37 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

Awesome! Happy Blogiversary!

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38 Sarah R September 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

Happy KERFday!

I love fall as well. It’s been nice and chilly in the mornings here. Perfect for oatmeal! I even went searching for pumpkin the other day, but alas, none to be found. Apparently there was a pumpkin shortage last year and the canned supply is serious lacking :(

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39 brandi September 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

Happy Kerfday!!! How fun :) I know, the fall weather here is just perfect.

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40 alyssa September 1, 2009 at 10:12 am

happy blogiversary to KERF!

and almost as important..how do i buy oat. bars? i went to the link but dont see anything.

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41 Evan Thomas September 1, 2009 at 10:14 am

Congrats on you and your blog coming so far over 2 years! I hope me and my blog can grow just as much

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42 Deirdre September 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

Happy Blogiversary! Keep those great posts coming!

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43 Cara September 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

Congratulations!! Your blog is fantastic, and I am glad you keep it up!

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44 Mandy A September 1, 2009 at 10:18 am

Happy, Happy Blogaversary!

Great oats to celebrate with!

It was almost fall like here in Nashville today, too… makes me want some good pumpkin oats :)

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45 Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 1, 2009 at 10:22 am

Happy Anniversary!
Im’ going to get caught up on your history posts :)
Its a very fall-like day here too, and i’m loving it!

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46 Alyssa September 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

Happy blog birthday!!!

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47 Julia September 1, 2009 at 10:32 am

HAPPY KERFDAY!

I love this blog and you are truly an inspiration for mine:)

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

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48 Erica September 1, 2009 at 10:35 am

You can ABSOLUTELY do it! It gives you a month…keep your eye focused on how great it will feel to have such a big chunk of your work finished!

Happy Birthday, KERF!

PS- I love love love FALL, too <3

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49 Kate September 1, 2009 at 10:36 am

Happy birthday, KERF! So awesome. I can’t believe how far you’ve come. An inspiration to us all!

Also, those ota.bars look SO AMAZING I wish I could have one right now.

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50 EatingRD September 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

Happy KERFday!!! That’s so awesome! Please send some fall weather our way :)

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51 rhodeygirl September 1, 2009 at 10:41 am

I have loved watching your transformation from the women you were two years ago to who you are today. Congratulations on a great 2 years!

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52 K September 1, 2009 at 10:43 am

HAPPY KERFDAY and SEPTEMBER :)

Fall is the best season in my opinion!

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53 Julie September 1, 2009 at 10:47 am

Happy Kerf-iversary! Reading the old blog is kind of funny, your style really has changed!

It’s very fall-like up here in Boston too, I’m loving it! Sweater weather is my fave! (except for winter)

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54 Ada September 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

Happy KERFday!!! It’s funny how that rhymes with birthday:)

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55 HealthySDLiving September 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

Happy BlogDay! :)

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56 Elsa September 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

Happy Anniversary KERF!
I loved looking back at your first post it is great to see how much your blog has changed and grown!
Cheers and to another successful 365 more days of KERF!

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57 Runeatrepeat September 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

Happy KERFday!

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58 AnnQ September 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

Happy Blog Anniversary! And congratulations on how far you’ve come, in every way. :-)

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59 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

Happy KERF-DAY! :-)

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60 Jean September 1, 2009 at 11:03 am

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all you do everyday that keeps us readers inspired and coming back! I truly appreciate the healthy influence you’ve had on my life!

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61 kay (eating machine) September 1, 2009 at 11:05 am

happy kerf day!

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62 skinnyrunner September 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

congrats! your blog success and health/weight/body success is so inspiring!

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63 Christie @ Quit Your Diet September 1, 2009 at 11:15 am

Happy Bloggaversary!!!

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64 leslie September 1, 2009 at 11:17 am

congrats on 2 years, kath. i’ve been reading for a long time, and i’ve loved seeing your perspective and approach to weight maintenance grow and change. it’s been such an inspiring journey to read! here’s to another year. :)

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65 Readerbean September 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

Happy Blogaversary!!! Always an exciting day in blogland. Keep up the great blogging – I love reading what interesting things you’re going to make next…:)

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66 Biz September 1, 2009 at 11:22 am

Happy Kerfday!! I love this weather too – it got down to 40 degrees in my neck of the woods last night!

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67 Sarah September 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

I think you can do anything you set your mind too! Thanks for sharing your original blog, it was interesting to see :)

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68 Ashley September 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

Happy 2yr KERF day!! Woop woop!! Super exciting =) So glad Chris saw your video on Current TV..Now I’m hooked on KERF ;) Your bowl of oats looks fabulous!

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69 Christin September 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

Hapyy Birthday KERF!! I followed the link to Sweat Eat Sleep Repeat and found this phrase very amusing:

“Wish I could post photos with every meal, but I just don’t know how feasible that is!”

Haha. You’ve obviously come so far and it’s a treat (!) for us all to read about your life. Thanks for being so committed.

PS – It’s FREEZING up here in Boone today. :( What happened to summer?!?!

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70 sonia September 1, 2009 at 11:59 am

Had to delurk today to wish you. You are a great inspiration. Happy 2nd to KERF.

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71 Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac) September 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Happy KERFday!!! Glad you stuck with it. :)

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72 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings September 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Happy KERF day!! Look how far you’ve come in such a short time – inspiring!!

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73 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) September 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Happy blogiversary!

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74 Suzanne (Trying to Maintain) September 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Happy KERF Day!

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75 kathleen September 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Happy blogiversary to you and KERF! Love reading and look forward to another year.

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76 caronae September 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm

happy blogiversary!

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77 Damjana September 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Happy anniversary of your amazing blog, dear Kath!

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78 Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Fun Kath! Congrats! You’ve made a real name for yourself and have given a lot to the blogosphere- You were my very first food blog that I ever discovered so there’s a special place in my heart for KERF.

Deb

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79 Kathleen September 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Happy Blogiversary! You and Kelsey are the first two blogs I ever discovered and from there I found so many others! Thank you!

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80 Liz September 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Yay, happy KERFday! Love your blog, you’re truly an inspiration!

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81 Joanne September 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Happy KERF Birthday!

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82 KatieMoo September 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Happy KERFday!

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83 Healthy Beach Bum September 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

What can I say, you are amaaaazing! Congrats KERF! Those ota.bars look SO good <3

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84 Kimberly September 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

To another great year! Happy KERFday!

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85 Brynn September 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Wow, this makes me realize how long I’ve been reading your blog! I totally remember reading your anniversary post last year. Congratulations! I look forward to another year of KERF :)

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86 Sara September 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Congratulations and best of luck. Hope my blog someday reaches the popularity of yours! ;)

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87 Kailey (SnackFace) September 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Ahhh!! Congrats and happy Kerfday!!! Kath, thank you so much for being an incredible blogger. No matter where I am or what’s going on, I can always count on your blog for a breath of fresh air, offering a sense of normalcy in one’s day. HUGE thank you!

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88 VeggieGirl September 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

WAHOO!!!

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89 MarathonVal September 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Happy blogiversary!!!

I LOVE fall so much too!! It’s a bit sad to see summer go, but once I remember that that means fall is about to arrive I get so excited! LOVE the leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything and the holidays! :)

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90 Pam (Highway to Health) September 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Happy KERFday!

I also love the fall like weather! It’s beautiful!

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91 Rose September 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Happy 2nd birthday, KERF!

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92 Angie September 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Happy Birthday to KERF!!

I look forward to reading over your old posts! Love your blog- you’re definitely an inspiration.
There are so many blogs that I check out regularly now, but you are definitely my favorite.

Congratulations!

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93 Kath September 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

THANKS EVERYONE!!

Fallon + alyssa ,
I’m not sure if she sells them online – try asking her on her blog?

Kath

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94 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) September 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Happy birthday, KERF!!! :D

Those ota.bars look AWESOME! WANT :shock: Yogurt + topping bowls are so much fun to eat.

Jenn

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95 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm

happy blogaversary, kath.

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96 Errign September 1, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Happy Birthday KERF!

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97 Tay September 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Happy Kerfday to you! Happy Kerfday to you! Happy Kerfday to Kerrrrrrrffffff. Happy Kerfday to you!!! :-D

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98 Hangry Pants September 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Happy KERFday. :)

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99 Kelly L. September 1, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Happy Kerfday! You are such an inspiration and your blog is a treat to read each day. I love keeping up with all of your adventures and seeing what healthy, inventive creations you eat along the way!

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100 andy September 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

Happy KERF Day!!!!!

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101 Melissa April 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Thank you so much for sharing! I’m down 15 lbs. and dropped from a size 12 being tight to an 8 being loose. It’s not just pounds…it’s how I look and feel. I’ve gained muscle and lost fat. Your blog is an inspiration!
~Melissa

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