Only 50 Minutes To Go

August 28, 2008

Until the weekend!! I just have to get through Organic tomorrow morning and I have 3 days to catch up on life.

Test #2 went better than Test #1 (I think?!) but this was the one that counted for 20% of my grade! It was supposed to cover material from Intro to Nutrition and the Food Comp class I took this summer, but it covered a whole lot more details of nutrition than I was expecting, including the trace minerals, which I have spent about 2 minutes on each thus far! The test was 100 questions and there were about 30 that I was unsure of on the first round. I’m hoping I got at least half of those right with educated guesses. But I’ve never felt so out of control of my grade.

Once home, I quickly did an assignme nt and had a snack before I left for the gym. I wasn’t terribly hungry, but I decided to have something so I wouldn’t come home famished. I started with 5 unphotographed Kashi crackers from the box 😳 And then had the last little bit of our Chobani tub with a few raspberries and chocolate granola from

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I was actually excited to go to the gym . The weather improved and I felt FREE after my tests to bike away. Once there I did 45 mins on the ET with Body + Soul (where the heck is my SHAPE this month!?!?!?) followed by some upper body lifting. Just a quick round of 2 sets of 15 on each muscle. Biked home.

Since I didn’t leave for the gym until 5:15 or so, we didn’t start dinner until around 7pm. I had a serendipitous creation in the kitchen for the mystery recipes and so I unfortunately can’t share what we switched dinner to. But I will say that it makes a great sandwich spread and involves bananas !!

I had some on a Rudi’s Wheat Bun from the freezer broiled with a slice of turkey and a slice of swiss cheese .


On the side we used up some CSA veggies: parsnips and green beans. They were cooked in just a little bit of drippings from the husband’s bacon (for his turkey sandwich). I added some ketchup on the side.


Since the dining room table is covered in my school work, we dined TV-side tonight with a little House Hunters. Here I am in my pajama pants! (Old Navy, last year).


I was thrilled to finish another assignment for Foodservice : we are working on a huge hospital 9-day menu and the first part was to find 9 lacto-ovo recipes and enter them (in a VERY strict format!) into Excel. It was much harder than it sounded because each recipe had to have at least 1 egg and 1 oz of dairy per person. It’s hard to find egg recipes that have that many and aren’t all frittatas and omlets! But I finally finished. Next week we have to do a nutritional analysis of all 9 in a program at school and then I think we’ll be adding more types of diets (low-sodium maybe?) to the menu. I love menu planning, but having all these restrictions makes it really hard.

So I had a little All-Natural Strawberry ice cream as a celebration when I finished :mrgreen:



Race for the Cure update!!!

Big thanks goes out to:

Jennifer N ., Trisha T . and Anne L . for their donations today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are only $8 away from $1,100!

If you’d still like to donate, here’s the link: TEAM KERF .

Many thanks to you all :)


You guys might know that I’m kind of a shower-aholic . I rarely leave the house without a shower (unless it’s to the gym). In 4 years of college, I probably went to class without a shower twice ?! It probably has to do with my fine blonde hair that needs washing everyday, but I just feel SO gross without a shower.

BUT, tonight I showered at 7pm. I had plans to run early tomorrow morning before the day starts, but then I got to thinking. I only have a 50 minute class, and then I turn around and drive back home. Maybe I should just go in my workout clothes and run after class? So that’s the plan!! I think I’m going to just take a quick rinse-off shower when I get up, but I won’t wash my hair 😳 I might have to put on light make-up though. Just so I don’t look sickly!

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1 ModelBehavior August 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm

I hear you Kath, I have been impatiently waiting for shape for what feels like weeks!! I’m sure your excited for it!!

cute pants also :)


2 Julz August 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm

KICK BUTT-looking SCONE recipe!! I saw the first two “wet” ingredients listed, and immediately thought, “KATH!!” :)

I hope you approvester :)

(PS) Way to go on your tests! I’m sure you ROCKED them =] And you def deserved that creamy happy treat! Love it! Rest up well… Don’t forget to watch Obama!


3 Heatherlee August 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm

I have the same fine hair that needs washed everyday. I used to work at a salon and discovered dry shampoo. It is a spray powder of sorts that you spray in and it absorbs the oil while also giving volume and shine. Not to mention it smells great. I like the Ojion brand, it’s a little pricey but lasts a while and is worth the money. It’s great for the days when you don’t have to time to wash and dry your hair.

Also some of the hairstylist told me I just need to train my hair. If you leave it oily for a day the oil production in your hair slows down. It works pretty well.

Sorry for the long post but I thought it was something you might find interesting.

Good luck with classes.


4 BethT August 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I need to wash my fine hair every day too, but you can pull yours back in a pony tail! Go for it. I hate to tell you how many times I went unshowered to class, especially 8 a.m. classes.


5 Erin August 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Those are the cutest pants. :) I worked for Gap Body for 5 years and loved the Old Navy/Gap/Banana discount – especially banana!
I think you’ll look great w/o the hair wash. I only do it every other day and it styles much better that way.
Have a great rest of the week!


6 mh August 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm

I also have fine blond hair and when i don’t shower or my hair looks greasy, i put some baby powder in the dirty part and it dries it up and makes it look fresh! Only blondes can do this bc its white but it works like a charm! haha


7 Jen August 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Embrace the Stink 😉


8 tami August 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Hey Kath,
I got my shape mag earlier this week… and guess who’s in it??? YOU! Great job on making the success story.


9 madison August 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm

you were in the shape magazine?? mann…i was going to buy a copy today at the airport!


10 KatieTX August 28, 2008 at 11:02 pm

I got my shape! And I feel special I now know Kath’s last name!!! And I can’t believe they didn’t mention the blog at all!


11 Miss White Skirt August 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Hey Kath,
I’m a longtime reader, infrequent commenter! 😀 I just have to say that I am so looking forward to escaping over to Barnes & Noble one of these days and seeing you in Shape – that must be so exciting for you. So awesome what this blog has grown in to!!

Haha – “to catch up on life.” I know how that feels! School sounds soo crazy busy for you – hope it calms down. But as always you’re a great example of fitting it all in and not going nuts. Hang in there till the weekend. I’ve worn workout clothes to places too so I can fit in a run after 😀 hehe have fun!!

oh, and I’ve also decided to start my own blog! You and many others have inspired me!


12 Mason H. August 28, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Hahaha I totally feel ya on the shower front.
I shower in the morning, then if I run in the afternoon I shower after that, then I shower at night.

Most the time its only 2 showers, morning then after my run, but sometimes its 3!


13 Twinks August 29, 2008 at 12:06 am

Showering feels SO good after a sweaty workout!


14 Hollie August 29, 2008 at 5:23 am

Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now and I love it. I just received my issue of SHAPE yesterday and I loved reading the article featuring you. :) Just wanted to say congrats on doing such a great job.


15 Christie I. August 29, 2008 at 6:53 am

I need to find that copy of shape!

Good luck with your last class of the week!


16 Kath August 29, 2008 at 6:55 am

Julz ,
Those DO look good!! I saved them in my Google Notebook. I think I may have met her at BlogHer!?

Heatherlee + mh ,
Thanks for the tips!!

Mason H,
Haha – I think my record is 4 :mrgreen:



17 Dinah Soar August 29, 2008 at 10:24 am

Some advice from a 58 year old woman:

All my adult life I showered in the morning, bathed at night and shampooed my hair every day.

That all stopped about 6 months ago…now I bathe once a day and shampoo every 3rd day…and I love the extra time.

Your hair will adjust oil wise. On the days I don’t shampoo I still fix my hair, use a straight iron–and I wear make up if I’m going out.

As for the morning ablution, if you are saving your bathing until evening, after you wash your face wash your arm pits–hahaha. And for your private parts–invest in some personal wipes. They are premoistened wipes, similar to baby wipes, but they are flushable–sorry–is this too much information?

Putting on some great smelling body lotion and spritzing yourself all over with a lightly scented body spray will make you feel clean and refreshed.

If I’ve showered in the morning, at night before bed I always give my feet a quick wash–it’s relaxing and helps me sleep.

Not only does this save time—it saves water!!! Years ago most people took did this–they called it sponge baths.


18 Kath August 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Dinah Soar,
Thanks for the comment! I think it will take me to age 58 to get over cleanliness too….but great tips!



19 NewssyLee September 5, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Thanks to you


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