Move In Meredith

April 15, 2011

More college roommate action!!!!


I wish Meredith could just move up here and be townmates with me :) [Roommates might be a little much – after all, I’d probably eat all of her frozen cookies! Wink wink!]

When she was here on Tuesday we mentioned the famous Beer Run and although she’s spent time in Cville, she had never been! For a beer lover like her, we made a second date to go to lunch.


I wasn’t really going to get a beer, but I was peer pressured by the two beerheads!


Plus the Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout is always incredible.


I got a 10 ounce pour for just $3, and it was absolutely perfect with lunch!


Although I had eaten a date to tide me over after Body Pump, I was pretty darn starving by 1:30 when our sandwiches arrived!


I had the hummus + veggie sandwich, which was great. Although I longed for even more hummus!


I was lucky to get a side salad since all of the typical sides contained onions. Imagine that!


Matt filled up on this massive plate of nachos with beans for lunch. I helped him out a bit because they were delicious!


We did a little beer shopping and then headed home for a quite afternoon of work, windows open and a slight breeze.

I need to get my clean on because Mrs. Clean is coming for dinner!

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1 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

ohh my goodness that beer looks wonderfully rich and delicious! I love stouts!

Have fun with your buddy, I so miss the east coast!


2 Nikki T April 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Love the 2nd pic!


3 Morgan April 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Kath do you think you’ve gained a bit of weight?


4 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Do you think that’s an awfully rude question to ask?


5 Morgan April 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

No I don’t mean it in a rude way. I’ve always been interested in your weight management and people’s ability to maintain weight loss in general. In other healthy food blogs they discuss this topic which you do not. Would it be different if I’d asked if you lost weight? Anyways you are not obligated to answer…just curious because you’ve stopped counting calories as you originally did and I wonder if that affects your overall weightloss


6 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I think it would have been a lot less rude to just say that you’re curious if I’d share the ups and downs of my weight since maintenance. The way you worded it sounded like “You look bigger. Can you explain why that might be.”


7 Laura April 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I know you are an inspiration for me! I’ve had major struggles with my weight forever and you seem to have really adapted an incredibly healthy, long-term lifestyle. I am working toward doing the same.


8 Carrie April 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wow, so rude!!!!! I think you look great 😉


9 Lynda April 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I think it’s great that you don’t mention your weight as women do TOO much. You are healthy and active and look great and happy. That is what is important. I don’t understand her question either…I would take it the same way that Kath took it, that I look bigger. Why do you need to talk about your weight maintenance when your life style shows how to maintain a healthy mind and body. Keep up just what you are doing!


10 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman April 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I just want to give you kudos for eating ‘real’ food the way you do and sharing it all with us. You look fabulous! Sometimes I think people throw questions and comments out there like that because of jealousy.


11 Karen April 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm


You should be so proud of yourself that you have matured as much as you have in your journey w/food; observing you evolve through your food chronicles has been awe-inspiring. Just a couple weeks ago you confirmed your great maturity when you stated (to paraphrase your comment) that you are likely five pounds higher than the weight you originally achieved through dieting. But, you are perfectly content maintaining your current weight b/c it allows you the freedom to fully enjoy your foodie life, w/out the pressure to deny yourself culinary pleasures to maintain some idealistic weight. The fact that you were guessing about your weight further confirmed that you were unconcerned w/the exact number on the scale, and thus were not fretting or unduly fixating on your weight, but rather more focused on how you felt and your overall happiness.

You are a role model for living a highly active life and consistent attention to proper nutrition, free of all the too common excesses. You deserve praise for refusing to dissect your weight or obsess about a couple of not-perfect food/drink choices on your blog. Your body is the epitomy of strength and fitness.

Just keep rockin’ on, my friend :)



12 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Thanks Karen :)


13 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

LOVE this!


14 Maria April 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

I agree with this 100% percent.

I’m someone who has struggled with my self image, food and exercise for a long time; and I’m finally finding a balance in moderation. Kath has been an incredible inspiration in my fitness pursuits. Also, as someone looking into both operating my own business or obtaining a degree in nutrition: Kath has become an inspiration in my life pursuits.

Kath, I really appreciate your discussion of health/fitness without weight coming into it. I feel that there are a lot of blogs out there that discuss scale weight, for those interested in the matter; and I’m glad that you don’t talk about that number. I’m also glad that you don’t talk about calories. I can look at your blog and see variety of healthy meals and indulgences, and I really don’t need to know how much you eat. You’re a grown up and you obviously look like you know what you’re doing.


15 missy April 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Lack of tact, much….?!?!


16 L.G. April 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Be careful with your word choices, Morgan. I think that is very rudely worded and you have no idea the effect that words and comments can have.


17 Baking Books April 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Someone is always going to have something negative to say. If you believe what other people say or let it affect you – then you need to start looking in yourself. Kath seems pretty secure – I don’t think one little comment is going to affect her that much?! Especially with good friends, a good hubby – and good beer abound! :)


18 L.G. April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I agree completely, however, words are very powerful, especially for those who may not have the good support that many of us have been blessed to have.


19 Baking Books April 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Oh trust me…I know…I would be crushed. I don’t have that support or security. I’m just trying to take it day by day myself.


20 JessicaE April 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

The road to rudeness and douch baggery is paved with good intentions.


21 Jessica @ I Don't Eat Standing Up April 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Are you kidding me?!?!


22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Totally rude and uncalled for :(


23 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

That was a very, very rude comment..:s


24 mel April 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

kath, I think you have an amazing body!! And you seem really happy. Keep it up!!!


25 Meg April 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Agreed. I think you’re absolutely stunning, in every single thing you wear.

I know I’m not the first to admit that I’d KILL for your calves. HOT MAMA!


26 Elisabeth April 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Completely agree! You always look great – definitely an inspiration for me to continue to work on being healthier.


27 Jessica @ I Don't Eat Standing Up April 16, 2011 at 8:23 am

I hope that was a reply to the original poster and not me… I was replying to the original poster, but somehow it looked like I was replying to Kath. Sorry for the confusion!


28 Emily G. April 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Who cares if she’s gained weight?..SHE LOOKS AMAZING!


29 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Kath you are a vibrant, healthy, and extremely fit woman who is an inspiration to many of us. For 3 years you have inspired me to stay healthy and active, so thank you for that. :)

Weight fluctuation is very normal for most people. Nothing stays the same all the time. Some weeks my pants feel tight, some weeks they are loose, some weeks they are just right….nothing to sound the alarm about.


30 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

KATH, you are beautiful and healthy and are a role model for many of us. I know you won’t anyways, but *please* don’t let a stupid negative comment get you down.

You are stunning, and I’m not just saying that to make you feel good after such a lousy feeling comment. Keep on rockin’!


31 Jess @ NZ Girl Runs April 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

Kath you look great and I admire your eating habits! I am trying to “do a Kath” when it comes to dessert, 1-2 squares of nice chocolate. I’m a real dessert person so it is hard but doable :)


32 Becky April 16, 2011 at 3:08 am

Woah! I agree that you look great! In fact, when you wore that orange shirt the other day I noticed that your waist is TINY! (hope that doesn’t sound creepy).


33 jane April 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

“Rude!” said in Bon Qui Qui’s tone-Kath, have you ever seen a Bon Qui Qui skit? google Bon Qui Qui at King Burger-HILARIOUS, and just the kind of laugh you need after a rude comment like that :-)


34 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Matt made a great decision by getting those nachos! Holy cow!


35 Baking Books April 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Ditto to the Nachos!

More hummus is absolutely necessary! I love beer – especially on a hot day. It makes me terribly bloated though – Kath, do you find that it bothers you? I still drink it anyway – a “cold one” cannot be denied 😉


36 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I agree! I am all about a good veggie sandwich but I woulda killed those nachos!

And that brew looks delightful – perfect for a Friday afternoon!


37 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Your sandwich looks amazing!!! ANd I want some nachos now- thanks for the pretty pic of those babies 😉 Have fun workin’ and cleanin’!


38 Kate April 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Speaking of Spring Cleaning, you might like these DIY soaps –

They’re simple to make. I like to add fresh mint or lemon zest and leave a bar by the kitchen sink. They’re fresh and fragrant as you lather up!


39 Angel7 April 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The sandwich looked really good–I love cucumbers!


40 Laura April 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Mrs. Clean – I love it! 😀 Enjoy your dinner!

Beer Run is added to my list of C-Ville musts!


41 Melissa April 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I just got back from a little adventure to Kentucky and fell in love with Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout!!! Yum, nice choice!

Also, I love your blog, read it soo often and find you to be an inspiration! Keep on, keeping on!


42 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Those nachos look OUT OF THIS WORLD!

I really need to get down to Beer Run!


43 Allie April 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Glad you got to spend more time with the roomie! You both look so happy :) Lunch sounds delish! I’ve never tried hummus on a sandwich but the more blogs I see it on the more I want to try it.


44 Summer @ Well-rounded Hippie April 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

OMG – your food pics always leave me salivating but that stout looks TO DIE FOR on this beautiful Friday in Ohio! I love hummus. I love bread. I love Stout!


45 JenATX April 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Kath, i really think orange is your color.. i guess that means you’ll always look great in the bakery if yall have those orange walls! (& by the way I think you look as in shape as you always have, despite what one reader may or may not be suggesting)


46 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Thanks :)


47 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love the sunglasses picture! So artistic. You and Meredith look so happy together! Aren’t old friends the best?


48 Abby April 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Ditto about the sunglasses picture! :) I love those sunnies!


49 Meg April 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Gosh you two GLOW! I love friends so much 😀 they’re great company and always better when they share their cookies 😉

Enjoy this beautiful day!


50 Ellie@fitforthesoul April 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Kath your shades are really cute! just wanted to point that out hehe. And oh my that cheese looks so enticing…


51 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

That hummus sandwich looks so good! I need one now!


52 lynn @ the actor's diet April 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

i’m rockin some similar shades today :)


53 Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED JEWELRY April 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yummy looking beer! Sometimes you just have to partake. :) Or lots of times…hehe


54 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

yay fun times with old roommates! I miss living with my college roommates sometimes….but then I look at our house and my fiance and I’m like naaah. 😉


55 Meri April 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Wow, I don’t even really like cheese at all and yet your nachos picture has me drooling. Perhaps its those colorful chips?
I think you look great and have a beautiful body. I also appreciate that you don’t emphasize weight talk very much, it is hard enough to retrain our brains not to think about it as women, and I can think of about a hundred things I’d rathe read about :)
Holla lady.


56 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Windows open with a slight breeze is one of the things that makes me happiest in life!


57 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I have to agree that orange is your color! It looks like your holding a Hop Stoopid in the first picture. Wooo! Laginitas! Their IPA is my bf’s favorite and we’re actually going beer tasting there tomorrow. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to go there.


58 Molly April 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm

That’s too good of a deal to pass up!


59 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Oh my the comment interchange at the beginning of this post. Dear.Lord.

Kath, you are beautiful, inside and out. What I love most about you other than your totally natural, easy-breezy, don’t spend an hour one hair and makeup to take a blog picture…is what an amazingly smart businesswoman you are. Has nothing to do with size or looks. Has everything to do with your gray matter upstairs. Love you for that!!

Peer pressure by two beerheads? I think that sounds like fun! :)


60 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman April 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Oh my! those nauchos!!! I think that’s in the cards for us on this Friday night:)


61 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

That beer looks great.. $3 a glass… makes it look even better.

Whenever I see my roommates from college – I miss them dearly and relive the days we spent together…wishing they were closer! What is worse to me though.. is the ones that I have lost touch with!


62 allyson April 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

i know i am a little late on the comment but seriously omg. you look great, you eat healthy, exercise and look fab. have a nice weekend!


63 kelly bean April 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I LOVE the BBC’s Bourbon Barrel Stout!!! My husband spent most of last summer in Louisville working on the new (seriously, who names this stuff) KFC Yum! Center, and every time he came home he had to bring more home.

While I’m not a huge beer drinker (or drinker in general), this stuff is PHENOMENAL! Love the rich, chocolatey-flavor. Now if only he would go back to bring me some more…


64 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Sounds like the two of you are having so much fun! Yes, being roommates once was probably enough of that experience for both of you, regardless of how well you get along. 😉


65 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Ack, I’m starving. And those nachos look SO good.


66 Hilary April 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Mmmm…beans and nachos.


67 Caroline @ French Ponytail April 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Your pictures are so crazy amazing! They really just pop. Do you take them all yourself? My bf is a really good photographer and I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just so lazy about taking pictures because I know he’ll take a picture of the same thing and it’ll be way better :) You’ve inspired me to keep trying!


68 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Thanks! Yes I do!


69 Di April 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I took Morgan’s comment as poking fun because that looked like a Big Lunch! Heck, that would have put 2 lbs on me easily after that sitting. Different views from different folks I guess. I think you all were a bit harsh.


70 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I don’t think a veggie + hummus sandwich and side salad was that big of a lunch!?


71 Baking Books April 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I agree – I actually don’t think you eat all that much! Honestly. I am a pig then 😉 (half-hearted smile cause true!).

But, I don’t come out and say anything because it’s your life and everyone is different. Any problems I have with it are MY own problems and insecurities. Everybody is different – and our eating habits definitely change and evolve with time.


72 carlee April 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Wow! Not that i need to get into this but I was thinking that the lunch was PERFECTLY balanced. Defintily not too much at all.

I think you are a very good inspiration too! I am so sorry for all the crap you might have to go through with the blog! Just remember you can’t please everyone! You look FAB and you obvoiously have to do that through maintaing a healthy-GOOD-sized calorie diet good for YOU! Everyone is diff. ahah. veggie sandich with salad is not too big at ALL!

as for Morgan’s comment. It came across EXTREMELY rude. However, I don’t think she meant it that way. I think she was just curious!! : )

Everyone goes up a few pounds down a few sometimes! You look fab and I couldnt tell a difference even if you did! Health is what matters! NOT a weight or jean size!


73 kaila @ healthy helper! April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I love ordering veggie-humus sandwiches at restaurants! They always turn out sooo good! Looks like yours was piled high with lots of good stuff!


74 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen April 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I don’t think you look any different.

Anyway, that sandwich gave me a serious craving for hummus and cucumbers :)


75 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

That beer looks deliciously rich! What a fun day :)

P.S. I think you fabulous as always Kath despite the commenter upp there! You are such an inspiration!


76 Shayla April 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm

You look absolutely gorgeous in orange and I love that you wore that color for your bakery marketing photos. I read the above rude comment and I just have to say that was absolutely uncalled for. You’re amazingly beautiful, confident, fit, smart, funny, witty, loving, and an amazing blogger. My first ever food blog I read was Eat Like Me at, and I found your blog there, I think you left a comment on her blog? Anyway, I don’t comment here much but I’ve read your blog since then (5+ years now?), and you’re one of the reasons I’ve become such a healthier person. I’ve battled an eating disorder for most of my 20’s and it was your blog that helped me get healthier, to enjoy life again, and to eat real food. You’re an inspiration and an amazing woman, remember that and all the lives you’ve had a positive influence on :)


77 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Shayla :) 3.5 years is more like it :)


78 shayla April 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Ah yes you’re right!! I was thinking 2006 but it was 2008 when I found your blog – I relate it to where I was working at the time!! Haha!! Anyway, love your you and your blog and you’re beautiful :)


79 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Just wanted to say that I think you are gorgous. It’s horrible that your appearance even has to be a topic of discussion on your blog though. By the looks of you eats and by the sound of your exercise – I’d say you are very healthy! :)


80 Char April 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm

You cannot find good beers for $3 in Canada…let’s be honest! I bet it was worth it!


81 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

It was on mega special! Normally it was a $5-6 beer, I think


82 Laura (Starloz) April 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm

those nacho’s look stunning, i love the coored chips & the black beans, oh yummo. i’d have helped him eat them too.


83 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for all of your support guys <3


84 Alexandra April 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

You’re awesome Kath!


85 bkelly April 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I just have to say…I think Amy Farrah Fowler is lurking on here as Morgan!! So direct in her wording 😉


86 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 16, 2011 at 12:05 am

Those nachos look amazing!!

I don’t know why some people are so hung up on weight and numbers; weight is not an indication of overall health and agility. And for vanity purposes Its even less mention-worthy.


87 Hannah April 16, 2011 at 12:28 am

I had stout for the first time a few months and was blown away by its rich, smoky, chocolatey flavours. You’ve reminded me I should look for more :)


88 Jenn April 16, 2011 at 6:43 am

Hi Kath,
WTF?! That was rude…
I’ve been reading for a while but have never stopped to comment. I just want to say that I think you are an awesome role model for girls and women– ESPECIALLY since a lot of times healthy living blogs and websites attract those with eating disorders or those who have had an ED in the past. Anyway, I may be wrong, but I couldn’t help to think that your reader’s rude question came from her desire to negatively analyze the bodies of others because she probably has so much angst towards her own body. You show that it is healthy to exercise and eat clean and not to be emaciated and obsessed with the scale. I think you are the picture of a strength and health which is everything that this community is about….


89 JessicaE April 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

Morgan is one of the reasons I dislike so many women. We need to support and lift each other UP, not bring each other down with comparisons and negativity.


90 Sandy April 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Kath~You look fantastic! I’m 46 year’s old,have worried and stressed about my weight since I was a teenager.Have passed on this unhealthy attitude to my 2 girl’s ( 21 and 15) I wish your blog and other’s like it, would have been around year’s ago.Trying to change my relationship with food, and undo the damage to my girl’s..Thank you for your healthy body image! Sandy


91 Mallory May 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Just now getting around to reading this post. First and foremost, this is my favorite blog and the one I look forward to reading everyday. I love your pictures, outlook on life, and general blogging style. That being said, I do find that you are a rather defensive blogger, and do not respond well to criticism. I do find Morgan’s comment rude (and agree with you Kath that there are better ways to ask her question), but the honest truth is that you HAVE gained a little bit of weight. You still look fabulous and are obviously in terrific shape, but since this is a food blog, and you do make conscious decisions to be healthy, is it really that awful if someone comments on the obvious? Her comment was not terribly off-topic – I would understand your hostility more if this was a fashion blog, or a mommy blog, or anything that does not deal with healthy living and healthy food.


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