Please Loan Me An Hour

August 20, 2008

It’s one of those days where I feel like a whirling dervish running through the house trying to get stuff done before my class tonight and my trip tomorrow. I didn’t make it on one errand, but I did manage to pack. I’m bringing the BARE minimum of shoes: 4 pairs! Running shoes, 2 pairs for casual (one for brown outfits one for black) and 1 pair of dress shoes. Gosh, I could have easily packed 4 more pairs!

Microbiology is an online class with an in-person lab. Tonight is the lab, but we were allowed to log-in to the class for the first time today. There’s SO MUCH information on there, including an assignment from the lab manual that NO ONE HAS YET due TONIGHT!! Plus an assignment due on Friday. I hate it when classes start up so fast and you don’t have time to order the books online or anything. Ugggg.

Around 2 I became instantly starving and took a lunch break. I couldn’t decide what to have and must have pulled 4-5 things out of the fridge only to put them back. I ended up creating a mystery recipe spur of the moment (I just had one required ingredient and went from there) and it turned out awesome! I can’t wait to share this one with you all.

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I also had watermelon and a plum, but I didn’t end up eating the plum.

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Because after the watermelon and a Chobani (and most of my seltzer) I was stuffed –

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Off to do more packing!!!

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1 ModelBehavior August 20, 2008 at 2:47 pm

whirling dervish, lol you crack me up.

I hear you on the shoe packing, shoes are always my biggest suitcase space hog!

Have fun on your trip!

http://www.modbehav.com

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2 BethT August 20, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Shoes kill me too!! I am the same as you – running, one black pair, one brown pair and maybe one other dressier pair. Sigh.

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3 MEG August 20, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Hi all-

I hate to diverge from food chat right now, but you all seem like a supportive / knowledgable bunch, so I wanted to get your thoughts on something. Due to some recent health issues (I don’t think it’s anything serious, don’t worry), my doctor is having me get a colonoscopy on Friday. I’m SO scared to have this done. Has anyone had one? Did you have a horrible experience or was it ok?

Don’t want to gross anyone out, but thought someone might have some insight, or maybe be able to calm my fears! Thanks!

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4 VeggieGirl August 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Hang in there, Kath!! I know the whirlwind feeling quite well – it’ll get better!

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5 lisa August 20, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Hey Meg,

I had one of those for the 1st time earlier this year. Apprantly it is pretty common and more of a precationary step and nothing to worry about. It’s pretty painless too. You just get some cramps after its done for a few hours. Then I got my results a few weeks later and they found nothing so I was good to go. So don’t be concerned!

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6 Jenny August 20, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Hi Meg,

I’ve never had one done personally, but my sister has Chron’s disease and has to have a colonoscopy done on a yearly basis. I called and she tells me that the prep for the procedure is worse than the procedure itself. They’ll give you some stuff to drink the night before that will flush your system out. You also can’t eat after a certain point – usually nine p.m. for her. For the actual procedure, they’ll usually put you in a “twilight” state – I think they give her something in an IV, but they might give you a sedative or something. Might depend on the patient and the doctor. But, my sister says that once your kind of out, you don’t feel anything. She’s also had very little discomfort after the procedure’s done. Maybe a little sore, but it goes away in a day or so. She says it’s not any fun, but it’s one of those things that’s worse in your mind than in reality. I hope this helps. If you want to know anything else or something more specific, I’m sure I can find out from her. I know how scary medical procedures can be, especially ones you’ve never had before.

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7 Justy2003 August 20, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Have fun at class tonight! I majored in microbiology, so I may be able to help out, but who knows how much of it I actually remember now! :)

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8 Allyson August 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Can anyone recommend a good pedometer??

Thanks!

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9 Ashley Suzanne August 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Kath-I have asked before, but then forget to check back, but when do you think we will be able to get your recipes! They are all so tasty looking.

Allyson- I have had a digi-walker for a few years and have been satisfied with it. It is more accurate at counting step then others that I had that would over estimate.

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10 MEG August 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

thank you Jenny and lisa for your comments. I’m starting to feel ok about it – I’m just a baby when it comes to this sort of stuff!

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11 runjess August 20, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Where are you going? I guess I missed something.

Anyway, I saw this recipe and thought of you and the KERF readers:
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=30d876d2d1494110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

I’m thinking of turning it into an entree by adding chicken.

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12 Jenny August 20, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Hey Meg – I just saw this on MSNBC. Charles Barkley’s having a colonoscopy on Friday too! At least yours won’t be televised – yeesh

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/26315028/

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13 Melissa August 20, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Kath- I am living vicariously through you when I say that you should definitely visit Sonsie and Flour while in Boston. I believe that Cristin from Eat Like Me mentions Flour a lot too, but both places are unbelieveable. I visit both every time I am in Boston.
Have a blast! I am jealous…

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14 living2thetruth4god August 20, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I have a question for all of you. I have been dating someone for a few months and as you know, with dating often come more eating out. Do you have any suggestions for maintaining/losing weight while eating out? Do you skip meals to save calories for dinner? And, does anyone have any good recipes for nice, easy dinners for two :o) Thanks!

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15 Emily August 20, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Living2thetruth: I would definitely NOT skip meals. After a few months, do you feel comfortable telling this guy about your efforts to eat healthy? I think that in a healthy relationship people support eachother’s goals as much as possible. Then maybe you can pick places where you feel comfortable with the menu options. I often just say to my boyfriend ‘I’ve eaten out a couple of times this week and I just feel like making something healthy here.”

My boyfriend is a very meat & potatoes kind of eater, so I’ve learned through trial and error what kind of stuff makes us both happy. Lean steaks grilled or broiled with potatoes (white for him, sweet for me) and steamed broccoli (he doesn’t eat it – more for me). Or baked salmon that I eat over a big salad and he eats over some pasta with butter & parm. Stir fries can be very healthy and you can do brown rice. All this is easier if you’re not trying to hide your eating concerns/habits from him, though!

That said,

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16 Nick August 20, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I just recently tried out Greek Yogurt, I love it! It’s so full of protein and keeps you satisfied for a long time. Never tried the flavors though, that’s a must!

Have a great trip!

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17 Lauren August 20, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Meg- I got one done several months ago and the procedure isn’t bad because you’re out for the whoel thing anyway…like someone said earlier, the worst part is prepping for it. The huge container of liquid you have to force down every hour until your poop basically becomes water is horrible…make sure you choose a good flavor. I chose limon lime which wasn’t HORRIBLE because I could try to drink it with a little sprite to help it go down a little better. I felt really tired afterwards that day, but definately went and got a light meal afterwards because I was starting to feel naseous. AFter that they advise you to rest the whole rest of the day and won’t even let you drive home, so plan on not doing much! best of luck!

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18 goalie30 August 20, 2008 at 7:54 pm

good luck in micro; i liked anatomy and physiology better than micro when i was in undergrad, but there is something neat about seeing such small life under the microscope

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19 sarahH August 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Where is Kath going?

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20 Sammie August 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Good luck packing – I always pack WAY too much stuff. Have a safe trip!!

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21 Kath August 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Ashley Suzanne,
Not until late 2009, I think :(

Melissa ,
I’ll try! I think we’re going to Mike Pastry?? And JP Licks maybe too! I’d love to try one of Cristin’s granola bar things :)

Kath

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