Lunch Amnesia

October 9, 2008

So I just spend the past 3 hours frantically trying to finish this Foodservice assignment involving extremely sensitive sodium calculations and am now completely brainwashed. And I’m only 1/3 of the way through :( We have to use this particular software that’s only on campus so I’m trying to finish it before the weekend. Looks like I might have to stick around tomorrow after class :(

Anyways, I had to eat and work – something I HATE doing. I barely remember my lunch, which is so sad. But from what I do remember, it was good!

Fabulous Great Harvest High Five bread with 1 cooked egg (cooked this morning), a Laughing Cow, dill, capers and spinach. AWESOME combo!!



Greek yogurt with TJ’s High Fiber worms and a bit of GoLean with my Duke University spoon –


And pear cubes –



Unfortunately I’m still hungry!!! And doing this quick math, this wasn’t a low-calorie lunch at all. I think I need to drink my water.

But I did have a bite of this homemade oatmeal bar that my friend Kelsey made from a hybrid of my baked oatmeal snack bars and our friend Ellen’s recipe (the original) and her own fun fruit and nut mix-ins. Hers is WAY better than mine – I’m going to have to get her recipe! I’m saving the rest for a snack.



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1 Tina October 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Your sandwich combo does sounds delicious!


2 DaisyMay October 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Hey Kath-

Lunch looks amazing! Question. how many hits does your blog get a day? Cause you must get tons of traffic


3 zestycook October 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Excellent lunch Kath….. very nice looking sandwich combo. Can’t wait to try it?


4 magpie October 9, 2008 at 1:13 pm

You are so lucky to get such awesome bread! Maybe try some hot tea to get rid of hunger? Hope you finish all of your work :)


5 MK October 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm

For a sandwich like this, do you eat it warm, cold, room temp?


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm

I haven’t had pears in a while. Makes me want one!

Good luck finishing your assignment!


7 Gina October 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

All this yummy bread is making me jealous!

Your sandwich looks delicious—and I agree, working & eating do not go well together!

Hope you get that monster of a project finished soon!


8 Charlie Hills October 9, 2008 at 2:02 pm

My lunch is gone and I’m still hungry too. :(

DaisyMay, you can always check Techorati to see how a blog is doing. It’s not going to show you hits per day, but it will show you how it ranks. And KERF ranks pretty dang high:

Current rank: 26,418. Keep in mind, that’s out of about 133,000,000 or so they track.


9 Charlie Hills October 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

My lunch is gone and I’m still hungry too. :(

DaisyMay, you can always check Techorati to see how a blog is doing. It’s not going to show you hits per day, but it will show you how it ranks. And KERF ranks pretty dang high: 26,418.

Keep in mind, that’s out of about 133,000,000 or so blogs they track.


10 Megan October 9, 2008 at 2:05 pm

What a yummy looking lunch!

Hope your project gets done soon!


11 Amy October 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm

lunch looks delicious–especially that bread! wow. and pears are perfect for autumn.


12 shawna October 9, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Wow, that bread would make any sandwich delicious. I’m definitely jealous of the husband’s new job!

Those bars look so good, too. Would love the recipe at some point. Thanks!


13 Biz319 October 9, 2008 at 2:26 pm

If you get her recipe, please share!

Was your egg cold then?


14 kristin October 9, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Hi Kath or readers,

Do you know if pedometers are reliable? I know HR monitors are but what about pedometers? I bought one recently so I could walk during lunch hour and get an estimate on how many miles and how many calories I’ve burned. According to the pedometer, I walked 2.50 miles in 40 minutes and burned approximately 200 calories. Is that near accurate?


p.s. keep up the great blog, kath! i read it every day even though i don’t comment.


15 DM October 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Hey kath –

Made your oatmeal banana this morning and it was delicious! Do you think I could have that as a snack? I cut it into fourths…and had one fourth of it for breakfast. Do you think that was an appropriate amount, calorie wise? I am not a runner nor am I an avid walker, however, I am working on trying to become better at that. So I just want to make sure that I am not over eating.

It was great though and I look forward to the leftovers for tomorrow. I am guessing I can reheat in the toaster oven. I will say that your picture of this looked better than what mine looked like coming out, tasted good though.

Hang in there … with school….look at the following you have… imagine the future! You will most definitely have a BRIGHT ONE!




16 madison (follow my weigh) October 9, 2008 at 3:09 pm

i actually like eating and working at the same time – kind of paces me with my eating. the bread on the sandwich looks really good!


17 Katelyn October 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Your sandwich looks so good!

My college chem course had this awful computer program that we had to use, OWL…it gives me the chills just thinking about it! I feel your pain.

Kristen – I have a pedometer, and it counts steps accurately, but to get a proper distance recording I had to program the length of my stride into it.


18 VeggieGirl October 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Pear cubes + oatmeal bars = HOLY YUM!!

I know you’ll get that assignment done without fail – you always do!! :-) Hang in there.


19 coco October 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm

that snack bar looks amazing! share the recipe whenever you got it!


20 Sarh October 9, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Hey Kath,

I stumbled upon GOTR on another blog as well (“Running with Food”) and thought I’d check it out online. I emailed the contact in my area to ask about volunteering. How did you get invovled?

I think it sounds like a wonderful, important program—something I would have benefited from greatly when I was a young girl!



21 Kath October 9, 2008 at 5:57 pm

DaisyMay ,
According to Google Analytics, I have about 3,000 regular readers. HOLY MOLY!! That translates to about 20,000 pageviews, on average, a day.

Charlie Hills ,
Thanks for the Techno. info – I’m VERY PLEASED to see the # 26 in my ranking :)

Biz319 + MK,
Egg/sandwich was room temp.

kristin ,
I would imagine it’s pretty accurate.

DM ,
I think you are referring to the baked oatmeal? Of COURSE you can have it as a snack!! What a good one it would make. Your portion size depends on so many factors that only you know if it’s right – your activity level, metabolism, other foods, hunger status, etc.

Sarah ,
GOTR is a really great + positive organization to be involved with. I am lucky because it’s based here in Charlotte, but I just emailed the Charlotte branch and said I’d like to volunteer. I’m not quite sure how you’d do it in your state, but I’d go to and look for your local chapter’s contact info.



22 runjess October 10, 2008 at 10:15 am

I love your baked oatmeal snack bars. These are even better? You must share the recipe when you get it!


23 isis October 10, 2008 at 10:42 am

hi Kath

I’m curious: which software are you working with (I mean, for your homework/report)?
There are lots of statistical packages (which I think you might be using) that are FREE, available online, as well as manuals and tutorials.


24 Kath October 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

It is Food Processor. A big nutritional database. Since we have to print out reports to include with our projects, I have to use their software :(



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