Hold Your Breath While You Read This

September 2, 2008

Holy garlic breath!!! Gosh I must have eaten a whole clove raw last night. Does anyone have any wives tale cures I can try? Brushing my teeth only helps for about 10 seconds because it’s coming from the depths of me.

I did manage to enjoy a great bowl of oats today –


  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 1% milk, 1/3 water
  • Half banana
  • Pinch salt
  • A tbsp or so of raisins
  • 2 tbsp or so of grainberries
  • 2 tbsp granola
  • Spoonful PB

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Plus a big glass of fresh water!


Kath’s Little Helper

I am excited to post a review of the ROOMBA (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) over at my review site, Kath Eats Reviews.

Kath’s Little Helper

Birthday Shout Out

Happy 21st birthday to Danielle J. in College Park, Maryland!!!!!

Here is a clown for you, Danielle. He wants you to know that you should NOT drink 21 beers like he did on his 21st.


(Kath + Matt, Tacky Party 2003)

BUSY day today!! Peace out.

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1 VeggieGirl September 2, 2008 at 7:45 am

I looooove garlic (and eat a lot of it), but I’ve never had the garlic taste/smell linger for THAT long – good luck!

Love the new review feature!! So fun!!

Cute costume photograph!! :-)

Good luck with your busy day!!


2 Rose September 2, 2008 at 7:57 am

Oats look great, as usual!

Love the placemat underneath the bowl.

And hahahahah to Matt as a clown.


3 Heather September 2, 2008 at 7:58 am

I don’t think there’s anything you can do about the garlic smell, unfortunately :( Just keep lots of mints/gum handy.

Oh my gosh- that clown picture freaked me out!


4 Chelsea September 2, 2008 at 8:12 am

NOTHING makes that breath go away. Even if I just have a little garlic right now I have that icky taste in my mouth….grrrr :(


5 DaisyMay September 2, 2008 at 8:13 am

i have heard and tried eating parsley after indulging in garlic. I think it helped a little bit. if you go to ehow.com and type that in they will tell you.


6 KatieMoo September 2, 2008 at 8:14 am

haha, I hope Matt likes garlic!

I have a question for Kath and anyone else who might know the answer… how effective is the recumbent bike? I am still nursing an old ankle injury and this feels really good because there is almost no pressure on my ankle, but everyone keeps telling me that I am just wasting my time. thanks!


7 Betsy in Pittsburgh September 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

My guy is obsessed with the Roomba… we don’t have one, but whenever it’s brought up he goes nuts for the little guy. I don’t think it would be able to stand up to all our cat hair though.


8 Shalane September 2, 2008 at 8:39 am

Ohhh. We so need a Roomba now!


9 Grounded Fitness September 2, 2008 at 8:41 am

i usually munch on some parsley, but that just when im at a restaurant immediately after Ive eaten. I’ve had that deep down, in-your-chest kind of lingering garlic though and nothings getting that sucker to leave.

im no help.



10 Sara September 2, 2008 at 8:47 am

Yum, why don’t my oats ever look as good as yours?!

Oh my gosh…great picture from the Tacky Party! :)


11 Tina September 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

I LOVE the old school college photos! I think probably b/c it reminds me of my college experience! :)


12 caitlin (see bride run) September 2, 2008 at 9:28 am

we need a roomba STAT. seriously, i would love one. if irobot would like to send me one for free, it would be appreciated.

no… wait… i am so registering for a roomba for the wedding! score!

i think it would scare the crap out of my dogs, though!

delicious looking bowl of oats!


13 tsbrown September 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

Kath and others,

I know this is a silly question, but my energy is sapped lately. Can eating the right food totally change that? I am exhausted! Kath has lots of energy and me, not so much. Yes, I am older than Kath, but any ideas? Thanks to anyone!


14 Andrea September 2, 2008 at 9:48 am

haha i think if i drank 21 beers in one night i would surely die or pass out or something of that nature lol. love the pic though :)


15 Jenn September 2, 2008 at 10:16 am

someone please tell me, what month’s issue is kath featured in SHAPE? i have the sept issue and its not brooke shields?


16 JJ125 September 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

OMG… that picture is hilarious yet absolutely terrifying…


17 HangryPants September 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

Lots of mints!

Jenn, it is the October. Issue


18 Kristie September 2, 2008 at 10:52 am

I LOVE the costumes. Especially Matt’s elvis-y looking hair piece he’s got going on there. Must have been some fun times after 21 beers… yikes.

Good luck with the garlic breath haha


19 MWS September 2, 2008 at 11:11 am

ah I really try to *avoid* garlic for the very reason of its aftereffects! 😛 i love the taste of it, but i’m a total clean-breath/mouth freak and i just can’t stand the pungent smell it leaves. hope it goes away soon for ya!

21 years, 21 beers… lol ouch. but great clown costume matt.


20 ModelBehavior September 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

I think the only thing that helps serious garlic breath is a day of some strong gum chewing, good luck!


21 Maria September 2, 2008 at 11:43 am

I love garlic so the bad breathe is worth it:)

The oatmeal looks like a great start to the day!


22 Kath September 2, 2008 at 12:05 pm

KatieMoo ,
I used to do the bike a lot when I was recovering from surgery. I think it all depends on your intensity. Try not to be one of those ladies that pedals 1 revolution a second – really try to push yourself and i think you can get a good workout in.

tsbrown ,
What you eat can most definitely affect your energy levels, but probably only if you’re eating a diet that’s just complete crap (sodas, high fat, high sugar). If you’re eating moderately well, I would blame something else – like if you’re getting enough sleep! Sleep deprivation is my #1 energy zapper.



23 tsbrown September 2, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Thanks Kath! You inspire us!!!


24 Teddy September 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

a whole clove of garlic! well at least you’ll be heart health for the next month haha



25 Danielle J September 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Love the throwback college picture :)


26 Kath September 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Danielle J ,
Happy birthday!! Eat some cake for me :)



27 Melissa P. September 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm

tsbrown- I have struggled with that same issue in the past and actually consulted a doctor because I thought that I had chronic fatigue syndrome. His solution- you need more fat in your diet. I had no excess fat reserves to burn through because I eat lean foods and lots of veggies and am super active. I made a conscious effort to encorporate peanut butter, cheese and things of that nature and it completely worked! Also, evaluate your calorie intake- maybe you are not eating enough.


28 melissa September 2, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Gosh you oatmeal is photogetic


29 Kinder September 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

I have also heard that parsley is a good cure for garlic breath, but I don’t know if anything helps that all over scent that comes from your skin though (=


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