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!!

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

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And pear cubes –

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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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Adios!!

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1 Tina October 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Your sandwich combo does sounds delicious!

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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

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3 zestycook October 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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

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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 :)

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5 MK October 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm

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

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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!

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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!

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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:

http://technorati.com/blogs/www.katheats.com

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

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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.

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10 Megan October 9, 2008 at 2:05 pm

What a yummy looking lunch!

Hope your project gets done soon!

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11 Amy October 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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

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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!

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13 Biz319 October 9, 2008 at 2:26 pm

If you get her recipe, please share!

Was your egg cold then?

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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?

thanks!

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

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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!

Peacefully,

dm

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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!

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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.

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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.

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19 coco October 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm

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

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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!

Thanks!

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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 http://www.girlsontherun.org and look for your local chapter’s contact info.

Kath

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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!

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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.

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24 Kath October 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

isis,
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 :(

Kath

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