Oatmeal > Exercise

November 23, 2008

We’re enjoying a lazy Sunday AM here – I think we’re all moving a little slow after last night’s party. Everyone voted for oatmeal + coffee over an early workout. I think between the 3 of us we’ve consumed about 26 cups of coffee in 4 days! Anna’s a coffee aficionado and her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me.

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Today’s oatmeal involved the homemade Maple Pecan Granola we made yesterday afternoon!


  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1/3 a small banana (we’re all out!!)
  • Pinch salt
  • About a tbsp wheatberries (we’re all out of those too!)
  • 3 tbsp homemade granola
  • Spoonful Butter Toffee PB



We are going power walking for our exercise in a little bit. This afternoon we’re going to get MASSAGES (Anna’s birthday present to me!) Then tonight we’re hosting Karen and the husband’s brother Andrew for dinner.

Hasta la vista 8)

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1 Marisa November 23, 2008 at 11:26 am

Your granola looks and sounds delicious. I love all kinds of granola, unfortunately, I like to eat a lot more than the recommended serving!


2 Nellie November 23, 2008 at 11:27 am

Your Maple Pecan Granola looks like perfection! Enjoy your massage, you deserve it after all of the hard work you’ve been putting into your classes!


3 VeggieGirl November 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

Hell yes for oatmeal & granola!! :-)

Enjoy the massages later!!


4 Sidi November 23, 2008 at 11:34 am

What a coincidence, I went to a Vins, Pains et Fromages party last night. It’s was the 10th edition in the Chalet de la Plage, on Ile St. Helene, just next to the formula 1 tracks, in Montreal, of course. Almost 200 people attended the event, great food and wine. And, of course, this morning we had a bowl of oatmeal and a lot of coffee. Have a great afternoon.


5 Oh She Glows November 23, 2008 at 11:57 am

ohhh massages!!! Sounds amazing. :)
I had one before my wedding and it was sooo relaxing.

Have fun power walking! Should be nice for a change :)



6 Biz319 November 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Have fun with your message! I just can’t do it – I am way to ticklish and laugh out loud at any attempt at a message!


7 Shannon November 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

26 cups of coffee? Wow!
Your granola sounds great and those massages sound even greater :)


8 Shelby November 23, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Yummy granola =)


9 Mel November 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Oh, have fun with your massages! That is a great birthday gift!


10 Maggie November 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Ooo massages! Power walking is going to be my exercise today too :)


11 Madison November 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm

MM the jar of granola looks so good! have a relaxing sunday!! :)


12 Joanna November 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

that granola looks bangin!!!!

i love massages, too!!! i’ve only gotten one done professionally. but it was amazing. have fun!


13 Jen November 23, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I love putting granola on my oatmeal too! :)
Enjoy the massage!


14 Liz November 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm

I’m wondering if anyone has a fitness journal that they use and like. I’m looking at BodyMinder Workout and Exercise Journal. Does anyone use it or anything like it and have a recommendation?



15 zestycook November 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Kath, I love the addition of the granola. Have a good power walk!



16 ashley (sweet & natural) November 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Ahh – massages! I’ve only gotten a massage once, but it was life-changing.


17 Michelle November 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm

What lovely oats! Have a wonderful massage!!


18 Ashley C November 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Aren’t lazy Sunday mornings the best? And a message? Can’t get much better than that!

I’ve been reading/commenting on your blog for months now and decided to start one of my own, I added you to my blogroll! Have a great day!


19 emily November 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm

yumm that granola looks delicious

unrelatedly, you should check out this really fun blog i stumbled upon lately: yummy recipes, good stories, beautiful photography:



20 Cassidy November 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Hey Kath! I know with Thanksgiving and the holiday season aproaching myself and many other healthy eaters / dieters are trying to keep them self in check. It seems like it is one long temptation from the begining of October (when the Halloween candy comes) to after New Years. I was wondering if you could give any advice for staying ontrack, being healthy and enjoying the season. Thanks!


21 Mariposa November 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm

ohhhhh a massage!!! i love it! thats awesome..


22 thepinkpeppercorn November 23, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Wow! OK, this sounds like an unbelievably perfect day! A lazy morning…with coffee, and then a walk and massages!!!!!!? AWESOME!


23 Juliet November 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Homemade granola sounds divine! Great idea.. something I think I could pull off too! :)


24 eliza November 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm

that oatmeal looks delicious. i always love your oats. toffee pb wow sounds amazing!


25 bobbi November 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm

love coffee and oats, my staples in life!!! I also love Massages, maybe I can convience him to give me one tonight;)


26 Kath November 23, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Cassidy ,
I put an emphasis on “worth it” events around the holidays. Skip the store-bought cookie at the work party or the egg nog latte on some random Wednesday afternoon and enjoy the homemade pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day or the cup of REAL egg nog on Xmas Eve, which you only get once a year. In fact, skip anything you can have “anytime” and only splurge if it’s worth it and the atmosphere is festive. You could also use my Squiggly Line Effect where you “lose weight” on average days (eating around NET calories – see the FAQ page for more info) and then eating what you want on the weekends or during special events. This should help minimize the gain. That’s how I’ve handled maintenance for the past 1.5 years.



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