KERF, RD

August 9, 2010

SURPRISE!!!

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I passed the Registered Dietitian exam this afternoon!!!

I really didn’t want the pressure of the blog world knowing when I’d take it – what a let down if I didn’t pass! So I kept it a secret – and it was a hard one to keep!

If my posts were brief today, it’s because the entire day was spent like this:

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What kind of nut takes the RD exam in between huge blog conferences!? It just worked out to be a convenient time (since there wasn’t a testing center in Charlottesville) so I scheduled it anyways, knowing at the very worst I could always re-take it.

I’ve been studying for a few weeks, and piling it on in the past 7 days. I memorized all of the RD In A Flash cards and took an 800ish question practice exam on my flights to NYC. I really had no idea if it would pay off or if I was even close to being ready to take the exam!

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Do not interrupt

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But at 4PM Matt drove me to Cary and I spent an hour and 45 minutes staring at a computer, holding my breath

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I was shaking ALL DAY and cannot tell you the relief to see on the screen that I was an RD

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The test was not super hard but it was super random. I just tried to use my brain. Apparently it works ;)

While I was testing, Matt went to visit the Cary Great Harvest and came back with a bite of Cinnamon Chip to replenish my brain!

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Gnomph gnomph! I was starving

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I had a welcome party when I got home (mom was going to decorate the cake in another fashion if I hadn’t passed!)

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The Bears and Grammy spent the afternoon baking

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And flower picking

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We were also celebrating my dad’s first day at a new JOB!!

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For dinner tonight mom made a spinach soufflé (I don’t have time to type a recipe, but it was fantastic!)

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Plus ravioli and sauce

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Fruit salad

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And Great Harvest rolls

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Plus it wouldn’t be a celebration without…

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Somebody got into the cake during dinner!

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Bad Churton!

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I had two little slices – the icing was fabulous!! I asked mom what she did differently from her usual recipe and she said Emily had told her in culinary school you just "add more butter." So she did and it really made a difference in her old recipe!

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After dinner we went on a 50 minute walk all around downtown Hillsborough

SO GLAD the exam is over and I can relax ….a little! Excited to start reading books again!

Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since I decided to go back to school. My goal when I started was to open a private practice someday. I suppose I have in my own way. I do hope to do some more online nutrition counseling…sometime in the future. And writing. And blogging. And speaking. So exciting!

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1 Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Woo hoo! Congratulations Mrs. RD! I can’t believe you’ve been having to study while at a conference… crazy! Please share the soufflé later on… it looks wonderful!

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2 Lisa @bakebikeblog August 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Kath!!! I am so so happy for you :)

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3 Amanda August 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Congratulations!!

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4 Maya August 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Congratulations! What a big day for you.

Butter always makes things better, doesn’t it?

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5 Fallon August 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

YAY Congrats!!!

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6 Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) August 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Yay Kath congrats!!

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7 Justy2003 August 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Congrats! I still remember when you decided to embark on this journey to become an RD. All of your hard work has definitely paid off!

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8 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Hey! Long time, no see ;)

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9 Justy2003 August 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

Ah, yes. Life has gotten busier so I comment much less often on blogs, but I’m still constantly lurking around :)

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10 Emmie August 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Great job! I can’t imagine your relief! Congrats :)

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11 Becca C-H August 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Conratulations Kath. You are an inspiration for us all. Way to go for your dreams!

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12 Rhea (Greek Feaster) August 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! you are an inspiration.

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13 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) August 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Oh my gosh, Congratulations!!!!!! That is such a huge accomplishment and I’m sure you are SO relieved.

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14 Meg August 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

A MILLION CONGRATULATIONS, KATH! :D Wow, you are SUCH an inspiration to so many people. I hope you realize how amazing you are! Celebrate immensely!

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15 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life August 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm

congrads!!!!!!! woooohhhoooo

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16 MarathonVal August 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Congrats, Kath!!!! Have fun celebrating such a great accomplishment! :)

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17 Megan August 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Congrats to you! I wondered about no commitment to a test date when you were studying those cards so hard, but I understand the need to relieve yourself of the public pressure :) Take a moment to breathe and enjoy all that you have accomplished!

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18 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Congratulations Kath! I am so excited for you! Awesome job going through ALL of those cards, whew. The test is over. Have fun celebrating!

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19 Joanna @ landanimal.wordpress.com August 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Congrats!!!!!!! It’s so awesome that all your hard work paid off!

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20 *Andrea* August 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

YAYYYYYYYYYY congrats!!!

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21 Brynne August 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m SO excited for you!

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22 Ash Bear August 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I can’t believe you got Churton’s nose dirty!! Congrats and your mom’s garden is AMAZING

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23 Lori (Finding Radiance) August 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations!

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24 Amy August 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Wooohoooo! Congratulations, Kath!

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25 Gina G August 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Congrats Kath!!! I am so THRILLED for you! :)

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26 Laura August 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Congrats!! You are such an inspiration to me! I decided about a year ago to quit my corporate finance job to become a RD. I have been taking online classes while working still and I am FINALLY quitting my job THIS FRIDAY! I start full-time in person classes in two weeks! I have two years for a bachelors (DPD requirements) and then an internship/masters combined program. 4 years in total, but it will be so worth it!

I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to join you professionally in 4 years :)

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27 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm

It will FLY by!

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28 janna @ janna's keeping it real August 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm

i just have to say, GOOD LUCK! You, like Kath, are an inspiration!

I am in accounting, and I have often thought of pursuing my actual passion, like you both. I was actually guided to Kath’s site by an RD that was acting somewhat as a mentor, and helping me with career change questions. You both are awesome! =0)

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29 RC77 August 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Way to go, Kath!!! I just wanted to chime in and say that your blog and several others inspired me to leave my corporate job after 10 years to go back to school to become a RD. It took a huge leap of faith on my part and my husband’s (we have 2 young children and I commute 2 hours a day to class), but pursuing something you’re passionate about is always worth it in the end. Thanks for being such a great inspiration.

Janna- I admire that you found someone who could serve as a mentor and guide you throughout your soul searching process!

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30 Cristen August 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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31 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm

congratulations!!! what a fabulous surprise! i’m kinda glad i didn’t know…i would have been so nervous for you. 3 years of hard work…you totally earned this one :)

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32 Ella @ The Princess and the P August 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Yayyyy, congratulations!!!!!! That’s such a RELIEF!

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33 Jessica August 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Congratulations!!!! …like there was any doubt you would pass! ;)

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34 Danielle August 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

YEAH! Go Kath! Congrats!

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35 Kathy W. August 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Congratulations, you RD you!!

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36 Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations, Kath. :) You have worked so hard, and are more of an inspiration than you even know. :) I can’t wait until I see the same “congratulations” screen pop up, although it’ll be more like 4.5-5 years for me. I start the going back to school process in 2 weeks from today! First a 2nd bachelor’s degree, then a master’s/ internships, then the exam! I can’t wait. :) Congrats again!

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37 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Good luck!

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38 Donna August 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations! Well done. What do you mean when you say the test was super “random?”

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39 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I mean the questions weren’t what I was expecting

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40 Adriane August 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations Kath!!!! Wonderful news! You have worked so hard for this and deserve it!

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41 tasha - the clean eating mama August 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations, Kath!

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42 Rianne August 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

What a good secret keeper you are! Congratulations Kath, this is such exciting news!!!

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43 La. August 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Congrats! You have been working so hard! I don’t know how you did it amongst the blog conferences!!!

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44 Tina August 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I can’t believe its been that long already! Congrats to you!

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45 jessica @ how sweet August 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Ahhh!! Congrats!!

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46 Chelsey August 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Congrats Kath! That is amazing!

::tsk tsk:: Those bears sure are naughty when you’re not looking!

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47 courtney August 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Congratulations, Kath!!! You’re going to be an awesome RD, and an awesome baker’s wife ;) Well done! And congrats to your dad on the new job!!!

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48 Jess August 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Congrats!

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49 Janet August 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Congratulations!

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50 Lauren August 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Congratulations!!

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51 Rose-Anne August 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Congrats, lady! RD-to-be no more–now it’s Kath, RD, Eats Real Food and Is a Real Registered Dietitian. So happy for you.

Now may I have a slice of that cake please? ;-)

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52 Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Congrats Kath!! That’s such an awesome achievement!! Enjoy time not spent studying!

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53 Annie August 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Hurray! Congratulations! Isn’t it great when years of work pay off? :)

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54 Eileen August 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

COOOOONGRAAAAAATULATIONS!!!

Yep, you’re crazy, squeezing in your exam between two big conferences, but now you can enjoy your second trip with such a clear head and heart. Hooray!

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55 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm

That’s why I did it – so I could go to the Summit and relax!! :)

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56 Rachael August 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Congratulations Kath! That is awesome!

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57 NC August 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Congratulations !!! , All that stress … with the blog conferences and studying to top it off … I am sure u feel awesome….

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58 Melissa Cari @ Miles for Markets August 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Congrats Kath! You are such an inspiration. This is such an amazing accomplishment. I hope the celebrations continue for you!

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59 To Kiss the Cook August 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

MAJOR Congratulations, Kath!!! We can always use more RD’s in the space…excited for you!

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60 Marie August 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Congratulations, Kath! :) Now you can really enjoy the next conference!

Love the bear stories, by the way! :)

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61 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston August 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Yayyyy welcome to the RD club!!! I remember what a great feeling it was when I saw the congratulations on the computer screen too!!!

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62 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Congrats, Kath! I didn’t know you could take the exam at home–how cool. It must be a 5000 lb. load off your shoulders. No more studying for you weee!!

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63 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I took it at a testing center

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64 Amy @ LittleChefBakes August 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Congrats fellow RD!! Doesn’t it feel great? It’s a huge load off of your shoulders! Make sure to relax and enjoy the fact that you do not have to study anymore!

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65 Chelsea August 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Congrats chickadee!!! Remember the haters? They can all SUCK IT! ;-D

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66 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I DO!!! 3 years later, so there!

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67 Dima August 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Congratulations Kath! I’m so happy for you!

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68 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Congrats girl!!

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69 Emily August 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Aww congratulations! That’s so exciting. I’m thinking about looking into this RD business myself.

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70 emily August 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Congrats! I start my program in just a few weeks, I almost feel like you are passing the torch! And thank you so much for your advice the other day :D

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71 emily August 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm

…and I don’t even know the link to my own site, whoops!

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72 Heather August 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Congrats!

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73 Caroline August 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am in my last semester of the DPD. So exciting to see your dreams in fruition

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74 kristy @ ksayerphotography August 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!
That’s fantastic news :)

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75 cookienurse August 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Congratulations! What a terrific accomplishment! The whole blog world rejoices!!!

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76 Wei-Wei August 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! This is such awesome news! We’re so proud of you :D I was looking for the “I’m not a Registered Dietitian” disclaimer at the bottom of your blog but looks like you didn’t have one to start with. Check out CNC for what I’m talking about ;)

Wei-Wei

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77 Josie- Skinny Way Of Life August 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Congrats!!! I bet that’s a HUGE weight lifted off your shoulders!

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78 Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Congratulations, Kath :)

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79 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf August 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

CONGRATS, KATH!

When I came to college, I had brought in 52 hours worth of credits, half of which were credit by exam. I remember all the grueling hours studying and waiting and wondering if it was enough to pass the tests. I can’t imagine how much more challenging passing the RD exam was! Celebrate! You deserve it! :)

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80 Sandy August 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Fantastic!! You’re an amazing woman!!! I’m impressed at how well you handle thing’s!
Best Wishes!! Sandy

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81 Angelea August 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

So proud of you, Kath! You are strong will and determination personified. Hugs!

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82 Mo@MommyRD August 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I’m so old that when i took the RD exam, it was a classroom and I didn’t find out the result for 4-6 weeks! Gosh, how times have changed. Congrats to you and welcome to the world of registered dietitians!

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83 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Oh wow, I could not have tolerated the wait!!

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84 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm

big hearty congrats, kath!!!

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85 Hannah August 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Congratulations!! Of course, it’s no surprise to us that you passed – it’s so clear from this blog that you really know your stuff. Well done lady!!

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86 Priyanka August 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Congratulations Kath, this is really amazing!

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87 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Congrats on passing the exam!!! What a big relief you must feel!

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88 Laura Ann August 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!!! You must feel so good!
p.s. I am sooooo hoping you will someday post that souffle recipe. Looks amazing!

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89 Rebecca August 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Congrats, Kath! That will be me (hopefully!) in 2 years :-D

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90 lk - healthy delicious August 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Congratulations!!! I can’t believe you took it so soon after blogher! My brain was much today. Way to go! (liek there was any doubt you’d pass ;))

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91 Erinn August 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Congratulations!!! Hopefully that’ll be me in 2 years lol (like Rebeccca above!) yayyyy!

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92 Angela August 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Congratulations!! What an amazing accomplishment! I hope you can spend some time really treating yourself and relaxing now that you have the exam behind you!

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93 Kath August 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

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94 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see where you go from here!

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95 Claire August 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm

A HUGE congratulations!!! Our RD’s are such big resources…couldn’t do it without them. I must say, though, that I’m glad your test was only around 2 hours. Our inservice tests (they don’t really count for anything except measuring where we are in our learning) are 4 hours…the “real” tests are either 8 hours or 16 hours! SUCH fun! :-) Congrats, again! now you can “relax” and enjoy the Healthy Living Summit.

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96 Lele August 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Lady, you are invincible!

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97 Christa August 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Congratulations, kath! What an accomplishment!

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98 Dorry August 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Huge congrats Kath!! What an amazing accomplishment! Let’s celebrate in Chicago! :)

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99 Jenny August 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Congratulations! It’s awesome that you got to find out if you passed so quickly. Way back when I took the test we had to wait weeks to find out the results. Eek! It was not a fun wait!

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100 Tyly August 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Congratulations!!!

I’m a new reader, and I really enjoy your blog! I need to go back and figure out the bear thing, though! I’ve seen them make a few appearances… :)

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101 Sam @ Holding Onto Healthy August 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I love that you got a “RD” cookie cake. So cute. And the spinach dish looks delicious too! Mmmm. Love the blog!

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102 Michelle August 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Congratulations Kath! You should be SO proud of yourself!

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103 The 50 Best Health Blogs August 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Congratulations!

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104 Mrs. Muffins August 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I’m so happy for you!!! The celebration spread looks amazing! Congrats!
xx

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105 Tyla August 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Congratulations!!

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106 Sheri August 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Congratulations Kath!

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107 skinnyrunner August 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm

congratulations! what a huge accomplishment! can you mom make me some cookie cake??

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108 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Congrats!! Very inspired by your accomplishment, determination, change of path, goals, outlook, and attitude.

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109 Kelly August 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I was so excited when I saw “surprise RD” as the title! CONGRATS!!!! What a huge accomplishment. It reminds me of when I took my drivers license but didn’t tell any of my friends in case I didn’t pass.

Congrats again!

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110 Stella August 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Congratulations! (I hate those computer testing centers, don’t you!?)

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111 Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) August 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm

WOOT KATH! Amazing accomplishment, congrats to you :) I was wondering if your exam maybe soon, because you had mentioend a couple times about studying the flash cards and such. I’m so happy for you! And congrats to your Dad on his first day at his new job!! What a celebratory day for you family :)

~Maggie

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112 Patricia August 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Congratulations! :o)

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113 Lorin August 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Congrats, hopefully I’ll be where you are in 6 years or so. I’m just starting college this fall so I’ve got awhile. :) I want to be in private practice too. Owning a bakery would be pretty awesome too, but I think I would eat too much bread. :P

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114 Lara (Thinspired) August 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

CONGRATS, Kath! :)

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115 janna @ janna's keeping it real August 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

CONGRATS Kath!!!! That is uber exciting!

What an inspiration! Not only passing, but during such a crazy time (move, conferences, etc). WAY TO GO lady!!!!

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116 ruby red August 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

CONGRATS!!! I am sooo excited for you! I *should* be an RD by this time next year, too… I start my dietetic internship in just a few weeks here and wanna review a lot of MNT before I start. I feel like a summer off from class has made me super dumb!
But what a relief for you, and a cookie cake seems like a superb way to celebrate! I’ve heard that RD exam questions are extremely random, like you said…especially with Foodservice Management questions. I am gonna laugh so hard if I get a question about footcandles…

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117 Lauren August 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Congratulations, Kath! I couldn’t be happier for you. You are truly an inspiration!

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118 Ashley August 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Congratulations x1,000,000. What great news!! What an amazing summer you’re having :) SO happy for you!! xo

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119 Comically Fit August 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Congratulations (from a frequent reader/first time poster)! Looks like a lovely celebration. Love the RD cake… Reminds me of my family and our cakes for all occasions (ranging from marathon completion to SAT scores! Haha)!

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120 Laura August 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Congratulations Kath, you must feel so relieved and excited.

And that spinach souffle, wowsers it looks good!

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121 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 9, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Many, many congratulations! I’ve admired your dedication and diligence throughout this entire journey. I know you’ll benefit the health and lives of many with your official certification.

Also, that spinach souffle? Holy wow, that looks incredible.

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122 Kathleen August 9, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Congrats Kath! You worked really hard for this and passing was proof of that. Very inspiring and super exciting.

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123 Kelli August 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Congratulations!! I am so proud for you! Come to Sonoma County to celebrate. :)

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124 Mama Pea August 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Congratulations, Kath. I’m not a bit surprised. You can register my diet any time.

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125 McKella August 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Congratulations! You’re going to be a great RD!

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126 Dani August 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Hooray! Congrats on your accomplishment and keep all the good stuff coming. Your blog inspires me every morning.

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127 Ilana August 10, 2010 at 12:09 am

Kath,
CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful news! You are a superstar. :) Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
(Glad to hear the test was a reasonable time and they gave you the results right away– the Bar exam makes you wait for almost 4 months. Guf, as you say. ;))

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128 Ilana August 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

By the way, I may need a RD consult sometime this year and I know who my first choice is! Hooray for KERf!

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129 Casey August 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

Congratulations Kath!
The whole blogging community is so proud of you. You are truly an inspiration to us all and especially to me in order to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I am slowly but surely in the process of hopefully achieving what you just did.
Congratulations!!!

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130 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration! So much to celebrate! So happy for you Kath!

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131 amber's notebook August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

Congratulations!!

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132 Sana August 10, 2010 at 12:39 am

Congratssss!

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133 Camille August 10, 2010 at 1:05 am

CONGRATS!

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134 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 10, 2010 at 1:17 am

A big congratulations to you!!! Time to celebrate!

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135 Carly August 10, 2010 at 1:22 am

Congrats Kath! :)

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136 Kim August 10, 2010 at 1:23 am

A HUGE congratulations on passing your RD exam! :D
I have followed your blog for about 2 years, so thought id make my first comment now, cos its an awesome occasion! YaaaaaaY congrats Kath! :D : D

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137 Tay August 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

CONGRATS!!!! I only hope to be in your position one day :-D

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138 Sara August 10, 2010 at 1:46 am

congrats!

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139 Ruth @ The Inspired Latin Cook August 10, 2010 at 1:51 am

Congrats, Kath! What a fantastic achievement. I’m so proud of you!

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140 Luna August 10, 2010 at 1:55 am

You are incredible!!!Congratulations!!!!

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141 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 10, 2010 at 2:16 am

:O CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! In a stupid way (cos I’m younger and less wise than you), I’m so proud!!! :) :)

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142 Marina August 10, 2010 at 2:25 am

Congratulations Kath, that’s so amazing!
You’re just awesome!

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143 Ilene August 10, 2010 at 2:36 am

Congratulations on passing! Your drive and determination are so inspiring :)

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144 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 10, 2010 at 3:21 am

Congrats, Kath!! Great job! :D How exciting!!

Your celebration dinner looks delicious. I’m so happy for you!!! YAAAAAAAY

Jenn

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145 Julia @ Brit Bride August 10, 2010 at 3:42 am

Well done my lovely!

I have to say Kath, you are such an inspiration to me. I started reading your blog (along with some others, Jennas, Caitlins etc) and blogging myself in April. I have just posted my progress pictures with 10 weeks to go till my wedding on my blog and am so proud of my success with healthy eating and exercise – but I couldn’t have done it without the motivation and inspiration that the blog world provides!

Thank you a thousand times, and enjoy your success!

Julia x

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146 Little Bookworm August 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

Congratulations Kath! :D

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147 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear August 10, 2010 at 3:59 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

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148 Becky August 10, 2010 at 4:11 am

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations!

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149 erica August 10, 2010 at 4:21 am

congratulations!!!!! such a huge accomplishment!

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150 JL Goes Vegan August 10, 2010 at 4:31 am

Congratulations!

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151 marie August 10, 2010 at 4:42 am

Congratulations, you are a real inspiration.

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152 Chin August 10, 2010 at 5:00 am

Congratulations all the way from Singapore! Continue to inspire mindful eating! :D

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153 M August 10, 2010 at 5:01 am

Congratulations!!!!! We all knew you could do it!

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154 coco August 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

congrats Kath! It must have been hard to hold the secret from the blog world!!! :D Your exam sounds like a GRE… a lot of questions, random and in a short period of time, that’s a stress test in addition to knowledge test! :)

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155 Renee August 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

Way to go Kath! Congratulations!

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156 CMae August 10, 2010 at 5:18 am

Congratulations! How fitting that you took the exam at such a busy time since your wellness philosophy is about balance! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you next!

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157 Kerry August 10, 2010 at 5:19 am

I know this has already been said in the comments, but it is incredibly inspiring to see that you’ve finished and are now an RD! Count me in among the nutrition career changers – if everything goes well I’ll be taking my exam about 2 years from now. Thanks for always sharing your experiences in such a genuine way!

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158 Canadian August 10, 2010 at 5:40 am

Congratulations!

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159 Simply Life August 10, 2010 at 5:43 am

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

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160 Nicole, RD August 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

CONGRATS!!!!!! That’s wonderful!!! I had no doubt :) But you’re right…that test is SO random!

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161 Elizabeth August 10, 2010 at 5:53 am

No joke it’s a random exam – when my friends and I took the exam last summer we came out shaking our heads – “what was that!?” kinda thing. But so glad to have it over, aren’t you!?

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162 Kel August 10, 2010 at 5:53 am

Congratulations!

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163 Kathryn August 10, 2010 at 6:01 am

congrats!!! so happy for you!!

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164 Karen August 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

Job well done!! Very happy for you!! :)

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165 Emilie @ One Mom in Maine August 10, 2010 at 6:11 am

Congratulations! Love seeing how that studying paid off.. you took it all seriously and were professional about all of your work, and then passed in style. Well done!

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166 Kathryn August 10, 2010 at 6:12 am

Hooray for you, Kath!

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167 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 10, 2010 at 6:13 am

Congratulations that’s amazing and you will be a great RD. Can’t wait to see you share more of your knowledge.

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168 Christie {Honoring Health} August 10, 2010 at 6:14 am

Congratulations, Kath! A long time coming and well deserved!

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169 Heather August 10, 2010 at 6:16 am

Congratulations! What an accomplishment! It is amazing what we can do when we just follow our dreams.

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170 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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171 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

Congratulations, RD Kath!! Time passes so quickly- it feels like yesterday you were taking classes!! I’m sure you’ll build quite a client base from this blog alone!! Hope you do something fun today to celebrate!

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172 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place August 10, 2010 at 6:21 am

congratulations! what a huge accomplishment!

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173 Chase (TheChaseProject) August 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself!

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174 Alison August 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

Yay!! Congratulations KERF, RD. What an exciting moment for you.

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175 Lori August 10, 2010 at 6:24 am

Congratulations Kath!!! You inspire so many of us every single day! : )

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176 Allison O'Mara (Girl in her kitchen) August 10, 2010 at 6:29 am

Congrats! I remember not wanting to tell people when I was taking the music therapy board exam just in case I didn’t do well. I’m so glad these tests are computerized now so you don’t have to wait. The would be excruciating!

Congrats again!

Allison

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177 Bethany (One Girl's Taste On Life) August 10, 2010 at 6:29 am

Congratulations! I’ll take a piece of cookie cake now. :)

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178 SAL August 10, 2010 at 6:31 am

So happy for you!

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179 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

Yay! Congratulations! How exciting!

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180 amanda August 10, 2010 at 6:44 am

Congrats!

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181 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 10, 2010 at 6:47 am

Oh my goodness, how absolutely *exciting!* :D :D

I’ll be in the same boat next year after the internship and I know how hard and long of a process it is. You did awesome and should be so proud of yourself! :D

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182 Jess, RD August 10, 2010 at 6:52 am

CONGRATS! Welcome to the world of RDs. :-)

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183 Katie August 10, 2010 at 6:53 am

CONGRATS Kath!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet you are so happy it’s over and just so happy you are a RD now!!!

Congrats to your dad too on his new job!

THe cookie cake looks so good, love that the bears loved it too, lol! Cute!

Have a great day! xoxo

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184 Lindsay August 10, 2010 at 6:54 am

Congratulations!! You are such an inspiration, Kath; it has been incredible to “watch” you throughout the entire process. You have taught us all that it IS possible to set a big, scary, life-changing goal, and work towards it bit by bit. Enjoy the fruits of your labor- a new chapter of your life is about to begin!

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185 Kristie S August 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

Congrats, Kath! Way to go. Glad you can relax a bit now. I still have 2/3 of my master’s degree to complete. So no relaxing for me yet.

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186 Lee August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

Congratulations, Kath!

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187 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

Yayaya! Congratulations! I totally knew you’d pass with all the studying you’ve been doing. Besides, you’re a very smart person in general.

Enjoy the glow of RD-dom!

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188 Nicole August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

Congrats, Kath!
Following your blog has been an inspiration to me. I’m starting the prereqs in 2 weeks and hope to enroll in the RD program in 2 years!

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189 holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 10, 2010 at 6:57 am

Congrats on passing the exam! That is so exciting!

And I love that the Bears made an appearance!

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190 Anne August 10, 2010 at 7:01 am

WOOOHOOOO!!!! Congrats, Kath!!!!

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191 Danielle (Runs on Green) August 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

Congrats Kath!!! You definitely deserve it- you put in a lot of work :) I’m also relieved to hear it wasn’t too hard because I’m soooo nervous about it!

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192 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 10, 2010 at 7:10 am

Congrats!!!!!!! You must be so excited!!

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193 Sabina August 10, 2010 at 7:11 am

Congratulations, Kath! All your hard word and dedication has paid off. :-)

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194 Lindsay in Indy August 10, 2010 at 7:12 am

Congratulations, Kath!!!!! All those “fun” chemistry labs were worth it! ;)

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195 Ok Chick August 10, 2010 at 7:14 am

Congrats! Congrats! We are all so happy for you!

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196 Lu August 10, 2010 at 7:15 am

Congrats! I don’t blame you for not wanting to share with the blogging world when the exam was. I would have done the same. Also, thanks for introducing me to chia seeds and steal cut oats. My life would not be the same without them :)

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197 Amanda August 10, 2010 at 7:16 am

Congrats! You have such a wonderful passion for what you do! I look foward to your future nutrition career!

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198 Sarah August 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

Congratulations!!

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199 Cathy August 10, 2010 at 7:20 am

Congrats!!!!

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200 Andrea August 10, 2010 at 7:22 am

Congratulations Kath! And Hooray for your Dad’s first day! Happy Dance Happy Dance!

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201 MelanieF August 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

Congrats! This is so inspiring! :-)

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202 Kate August 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

Congrats!!!! So happy for you :)

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203 kat August 10, 2010 at 7:25 am

Congratulations! You did it! Woohoo!!

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204 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com August 10, 2010 at 7:25 am

Congratulations, Kath!!!! So amazing that you’re going after and achieving your goals! :) Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you as a RD!

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205 Emily August 10, 2010 at 7:26 am

Congrats, Kath! I knew you could do it! Glad that the cards helped, too. :-) The test is super random…it is really hard to know what to study for sure. Now you can relax a little!

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206 Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move August 10, 2010 at 7:28 am

Congratulations, Kath! You must feel so relieved. It’s always wonderful to see the finish line, and to pass.

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207 Kelly August 10, 2010 at 7:29 am

Congratulations!!!! Yay! :)

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208 JENNA August 10, 2010 at 7:29 am

i’ve been reading now for the past three years! I feel so proud of you!! Great job!! :) I’m excited to hear about your new adventures!

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209 Renee August 10, 2010 at 7:37 am

Hi Kath!! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now but this is my first time to comment…but I couldn’t resist saying CONGRATULATIONS! I’m also an RD and I remember how stressful it was studying for so long to take that exam and the relief that came when that final screen popped up telling me I had passed! So anyway, congrats again Kath, RD! Enjoy the extra time you have since you don’t need to study anymore! : )

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210 Marla August 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

Congrats and best wishes on all your future endeavours ;)

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211 gina (fitnessista) August 10, 2010 at 7:41 am

awesome news! CONGRATULATIONS! we can celebrate this weekend! <3

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212 Hannah August 10, 2010 at 7:42 am

Congrats Kath!!! That’s so exciting and wonderful! You are definitely an inspiration to so many of your readers, including me (I’m finishing up grad school and studying my tail off for the CPA exam)!

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213 Karen August 10, 2010 at 7:42 am

Congrats!

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214 tiffany August 10, 2010 at 7:45 am

Congratulations to you! What exciting news. I love how the bears baked you a cake and the one bear got frosting on his nose sneaking a piece :)

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215 Sabrina August 10, 2010 at 7:46 am

Yay! Great job!!! :)

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216 Daniel August 10, 2010 at 7:48 am

Wow, I can’t believe I went to bed early, I knew I was going to miss something in the blog world. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!!!! You’ve worked so hard for this and you deserve it, I’m glad you passed!!! Ever since I started reading this blog I’ve been looking forward to the day I could say “congrats” to you for this accomplishment and I fell asleep when that day came! Haha, better late than never.

Congrats again! ^_^

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217 Katherine August 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

Congratulations!

Dinner looks wonderful :D

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218 Amy August 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

Congratulation!!

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219 brandi August 10, 2010 at 7:53 am

Congratulations! i was wondering if you were taking it soon with all the studying :)

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220 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 10, 2010 at 7:54 am

Congrats!! That’s so awesome :-)

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221 Erica August 10, 2010 at 7:54 am

Congrats!!!!! I’m so excited for you!

(And thanks! I’ve decided to go back to school to be an RD too.)

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222 Jennifer August 10, 2010 at 8:00 am

Wow, that was a surprise! I was thinking how very dedicated you were to be studying without really having a date set for the test. Congrats, that is awesome!

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223 britta August 10, 2010 at 8:00 am

Wow congrats on passing your exam!!!! And I want to have dinner at your parents, that souffle looks incredible!

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224 Erin August 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

Congrats!

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225 Courtney August 10, 2010 at 8:02 am

Congratulations Kath! I don’t comment much but I have been reading your blog for three years and I’ve seen your journey! Your hard work (which is inspiring since I’m also a student – taking the GRE soon!) has really paid off.

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226 JessZ August 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

Proud of you Kath! Can’t wait to see what great things lie in your future!

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227 Brittney August 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

Great job passing your RD! I know you worked really hard for it and it’s great to see your goal materialize :)

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228 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

Congrats!

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229 Lauren August 10, 2010 at 8:13 am

Congrats on passing! You have been such an inspiration. I actually quit my job this morning and start taking classes to become and RD in 3 weeks!

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230 Nana Phyllis August 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

Congrats!! All the hard work paid off. I enjoy your blog.

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231 Erin August 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

Congrats Kath! That is so excited. You should be so proud of yourself. We’re all proud of you! :)

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232 Jenny D. August 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

That is SO awesome! Congrats, Kath!!

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233 Amanda August 10, 2010 at 8:23 am

What an awesome accomplishment. Congrats!

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234 Lori August 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you!

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235 Kathi August 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

Yay!!! Congrats!

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236 RhodeyGirl Tests August 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

Congratulations Kath. Love the celebration your mom put together. I love your mom in general. She is awesome.

I am so proud to know you, and proud of you for passing as I knew you would!

Congrats again!

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237 Jill E August 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

Congrats Kath!

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238 jessica August 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

Congratulations!!! Hard work does pay off!

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239 Clizia August 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

Well done on your exam!!!!
I’ve been reading your blog for a while, it’s really great :)

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240 jassy August 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

congrats!!! :)

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241 Amelia August 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

Congratulations Kath! So excited everything is coming together for you. You have been such a great inspiration to motivation to me. Thanks for sharing your life and adventures with all of us.
Now that the R.D. exam is over with, what is next on your list, besides the bakery?

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242 KatyRuns August 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

Way to go! Congratulations :)

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243 Cat August 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

Congrats to you Kath! You are definitely an inspiration to me as I am about to begin my journey of going back to school Spring ’11.
Way to finish strong!

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244 haphazard inspiration August 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

Congratulations! And thank you for the daily motivation to stay healthy.

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245 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope August 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

Congratulations! As an RN, I know all too well how it feels to take an exam like that. You’re lucky though, you got to know your results right away. I had to wait 24 hours. Let me tell you, it was the worst 24 hours of my life lol. When I passed though–aaaah, greatest feeling in the world.

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246 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! and thanks for the heads up on how random and hard it was :P now I know for whenever it comes haha

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247 Elizabeth Read August 10, 2010 at 9:34 am

Congrats! And tell your dad congrats too, but that we’ll miss seeing him walking.

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248 SueP August 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

Congratulations!! This is exciting, and relieving, and exciting!

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249 Claire August 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

Yesssss!Congrats!So excited for you…Congrats to your Dad,too:-)cc

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250 valerie August 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

You can never have enough congratulations, so congrats!!!! You are awesome and I love your blog.

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251 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life August 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

YOU ROCK girl, Congrats!!!!!!

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252 Cynthia (It All Changes) August 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

HUGE Congrats Kath, RD! Very smart to not tell us and have us bugging you all day about if you passed. Having been on this journey with you for part of it I’m so happy for you. It will only enhance your presentations for the bakery and at conferences :-)

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253 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

CONGRATS! I’m glad all of your hard work paid off! :-D

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254 Gale August 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

Congrats! I’ve been following your blog for about 6 months. It’s so encouraging…to read your blogs. Your hard work has definitely paid off and it’s delightful to see how you and your husband are a great team. Much sucess to you both!

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255 Callie August 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

Congrats! :)
You must be so proud!

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256 Susan August 10, 2010 at 10:37 am

CONGRATS Kath!!!!! Good idea keeping it hushed up on the blog. I yapped about my personal training exam and I was more scared at the thought of having to tell people I failed than actually failing itself! I’ve been following your blog for a couple years now, it’s pretty cool to see you finally get those two little letters – can’t wait to congratulate you in person this weekend in Chicago!! :)

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257 Lauren @ 40Apples August 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

YAAAYYY CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are now enjoying your newly minted, honest-to-goodness RD status!

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258 Lindsay August 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

Congrats Kath!!!

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259 Rachelle August 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

Whew hoo! Congrats, that has to feel so good and now you are DONE! YAY!

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260 Dorothy August 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

Congratulations Kath!
I knew you’d pass!
That dinner looks so good, too, I’ll have to try the souffle.

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261 Emily @ For Sweets Sake August 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

Congrats Kath!

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262 Sami August 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

congrats, gorgeous! you earned it, for sure!

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263 Heidi August 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

Congrats!

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264 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

Congrats Kath! I am so happy for you! :D

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265 Donca August 10, 2010 at 11:08 am

So happy for you! your hard work has truly paid off!

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266 Kristin August 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

Congratulations Kath! I know the stress of advanced degree exams. I wish you luck on your future pursuits.

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267 Anne August 10, 2010 at 11:16 am

Your dedication (and time management!) is inspiring.

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268 Teri August 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

So exciting!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! =)

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269 Amber K August 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

Congratulations! That’s fantastic.

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270 Stacey August 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

Wahoo – way to go Kath!!

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271 sarah k @ the pajama chef August 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

congrats! so exciting!

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272 Cathy P August 10, 2010 at 11:57 am

Congratulations Kath! This is such great news!

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273 R @ Learning As I Chop August 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Congrats!!!! And I love that your mom picked fresh flowers for you

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274 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras August 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I took my GRE at that same testing center..not the most stimulating environment but so awesome you passed! Congrats, Kath!

I finally tried banana in my oats (due to an extreme lack of exciting toppings available in Honduras….luckily bananas are plentiful) and I realized what I’ve been missing! Thanks for all the little tidbits you put out there every day :)

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275 Krista (kristastes) August 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Congratulations!!! What a huge accomplishment! :)

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276 judy August 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

a huge congratualtions katherine! i know you will make an excellent dietician. it has been fun to hear your stories along the way. celebrate!

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277 Laughter-Loving Stacy August 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

HOW FANTASTIC! Congrats! That is very exciting. :)

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278 Dee August 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

OMG! Congrats!!! :D

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279 Danielle August 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Congrats!!I’m a relatively new reader and absolutely LOVE reading your blog. I’ve been following long enough to know what a relief this must be though! I’m taking my exam next week… getting nervous!

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280 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous August 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Congrats!!

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281 Sarah R August 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Super, super exciting!! Congratulations, all of your hard work has paid off!

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282 Colleen August 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Congratulations, Kath!!! You must be so excited and relieved! :)

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283 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) August 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

congrats, Kath! hard work truly does pay off! I can’t believe you took an 800-ish practive test – ouch!

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284 Sara August 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Congrats!!!

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285 Meagan August 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Yay Kath! I agree, keeping it a secret was a good idea.

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286 stephanie@Avocado Nation August 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Congratulations! I have been following your journey for awhile and I am so glad things are working out for you.

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287 Melanie August 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I am one of those readers who just reads your blog but never comments (maybe once) but I am a LOYAL reader! So I had to say congrats what a great accomplishment and those index cards paid off! Your blog is fantastic with or with out RD next to your name! Enjoy the mental break you deserve it!

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288 lisa August 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, that is such an amazing accomplishment.

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289 Maeve August 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Hi,
Never posted a comment before but just wanted to say congrats! How exciting for you!

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290 Michelle August 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Congrats Kath!!! You’ve worked hard for this, you should celebrate for at least a week.

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291 Liz, RD August 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Congrats! Random is a good way to describe my RD exam experience as well!!

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292 Lynne August 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! You are awesome!

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293 Quirky Jessi August 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

So exciting, congrats!

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294 Bree August 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Wow – congratulations!

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295 Veronica August 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Hi Kath, here’s one more congratulations on the RD!! I remember a while ago leaving you a comment about loathing chemistry, and you told me “time will fly” and it did! I’m done w/all sciences and just have to knock out MNT. Thanks for the daily inspiration. Good Luck with the bakery.

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296 Lisa @ Early Morning Run August 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Congratulations!!! I can only imagine how great it must feel! That’s awesome that you find out immediately if you’ve passed or not. Love that!

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297 Mimi August 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Hi Kath, I love your blog! It’s always so interesting! You have inspired me.

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298 Mimi August 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I love the bears by the way, nice touch.

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299 Erin D. August 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Hey Kath!
I discovered your blog last year, and since then have been a loyal reader. I don’t know if I’ve ever commented–probably because I felt nervous about that–but I just wanted to say, Congratulations (on achieving your dream and more)! Your blog has really helped me understand how to eat and live healthier–so thanks much for all you do! I’m attending the Summit this weekend (I live in Chicago), so I really hope I get a chance to meet you.

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300 Angie August 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Kath, Huge Congratulations!

I have read your blog for several years now…you are always an inspiration. So proud of you for passing your RD exam!

Welcome to the RD world from a fellow dietitian- Congrats!

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301 kellyO August 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Congratulations!

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302 Allie August 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

well deserved congrats to you!!!

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303 Jennifer August 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Congratulations! I just came across your blog while I was thinking about the exam I have to take in a month to become a certified fitness instructor. I think it’s like 100 questions plus a demonstration. But man, all your studying and preparation for the R.D. really encourages me to get to it and do well!

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304 kate August 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Congratulations!! WOOHOOO!!!!

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305 Jess @ Fit Chick in the City August 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Congratulations!!! I’m so impressed that you managed to take and pass the test with everything you have going on.

BTW, those flowers are beautiful!

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306 shorty August 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

SOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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307 Jenifer August 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm

congratulations on all of your blessings!! Just a thought… my gym does seminars about once a month on nutrition, etc. It’s American Family. I don’t think there’s one in charlottesville, but there is one in short Pump (probably about 45 min.) and one in Fredericksburg. It might be worth checking into. Not to mention I’m sure there are tons of women who would love the opportunity to have a little nutritional counseling.

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308 Amanda Sensabaugh August 11, 2010 at 12:55 am

Help me please…I did the same thing a month ago and I studied RD In A Flash and that was it thinking I was totally prepared and was so surprised at how random the exam was! I hav enow purchased the Inman study guide and am so overwhelmed and discouraged what can you suggest if anything because I do still think that RD In A Flash is a good study guide! But I struggled through school and this exam is ruining my life right now!

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309 dcwright02 August 11, 2010 at 2:03 am

congrats!! nuff said! :)

p.s. soufle (don’t think I know how to spell that, too lazy to scroll back up 260 comments) looks quite yummy!

congrats again!

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310 Tara August 11, 2010 at 6:57 am

Oh Congrats!!! Doesn’t it feel like such a relief?

I didn’t tell anyone when I took it either. I’m not a good test-taker (I over-analyze everything and second-guess myself), and I knew SO many who had failed the first time… but I studied hard and passed the first time too! I remember groggily staring at the computer screen and thinking to myself “does that say congratulations?” Haha!

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311 hemp jogger August 11, 2010 at 7:15 am

WAY TO GO GIRL!!! enjoy your time ‘off’ ;) thats really fantastic, great job! have fun at the summit!

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312 Lauren August 11, 2010 at 7:35 am

Congrats! I am a long-time reader / first time commenter. It is great to see you have such an accomplishment!

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313 Christin S August 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

This is a late comment, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been following your blog on and off for over 2 years of your pursuit toward becoming an RD, and it is great to see your dream fnally come to fruition…best of luck to you!! :)

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314 The Healthy Apple August 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Wahoooooo!!!! Congrats Kath; so happy for you! Great to see you at BlogHer and hope to see you again soon!

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315 Danica August 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Congrats Kath!!! It has been awesome following along in your 3 year journey and seeing you get your RD. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you :)

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316 Torey Jones August 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

Congrats Kath! I took the RD exam a year ago and you’re right – it is totally random. Jumping around between food temps, clinical nutrition, and subsidized government meal programs! I’m new to your blog – what are you hoping to do with your degree?

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317 kirsten August 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

congratulations Kath! That is so exciting!! :D

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318 Mary Frances August 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Congratulations! You certainly are an inspiration.

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319 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

Congrats Kath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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320 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

Yay! Congrats Kath! This post gives me hope :) I get so nervous about taking the test! I bet you were SO relieved to have taken it and passed :D

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321 Ilane July 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Hey, Kath,
I know it has almost been a year, but congrats!! I have been visiting your blog for a long long time, but this is my first post. I am in Nutrition grad school, but am planning to apply to the CPD this Fall. I have a few friends who are doing the same thing. I know it will be intense next year, but if I do not do it know, I won’t do it in the future after I get my PhD.
As you said the exam was “random”, I wonder which questions were the most unexpected ones. Were you tested more on Food service management, medical ntr therapy…? Thanks.
Finally, congrats on the bakery too! I hope I can visit it some day. If you are ever in Austin, TX, please let us know :)

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322 KathEats July 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Best of luck with your internship llane! My test had all of the topics it was supposed to, but I don’t even remember the questions!! It was so long ago.

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323 VeggieGirl September 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

CONGRATULATIONS =D

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