Pretty Packed Dinner?

June 2, 2008

There is no such thing!

Here’s my best shot:

Turkey Sandwich on Rudi’s Honey Wheat with Laughing Cow, spinach, basil, mustard, and jalapeños.


Along with fresh veggies with TJ’s Chipotle hummus


All together before I packaged it all up!


I packed a Morning Glory muffin for an evening snack, but I came home to find a package on our doorstep:


Of course I had to dive right in and had a handful for a snack.


A HUGE thank you from my taste buds to Gena!!

Nucleus of Nerds

I met my lab partners this afternoon for a study session before our test. A bunch of other students from our class kept walking by and joining us, and we had practically half the class outside at the picnic tables talking after an hour….not so much about Chemistry anymore! But it was fun to get to know some of the other students :) It was kind of like being in high school again….bonding with people you wouldn’t normally hang out with because of a common association with night school Chemistry.

The test went as well as it could have. I think I made a few mistakes, and it was harder than I thought it would be, but I still think I did pretty well overall. I’m not trying to get an A in this class – it might be impossible given the circumstances – so I just need to get through it!

We did get out at 7:30 tonight though

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1 VeggieGirl June 2, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Look at all those vegetables and colors!! Yum!!

We keep those One Lucky Duck rosemary quackers in stock in our pantry – aren’t they just divine?!

Glad that the test went well, and that you had a chance to get to know your fellow classmates a little better – always fun!!


2 Kristin Point June 2, 2008 at 9:18 pm

That chipotle hummus from trader joes is amazing! makes me miss TJ’s terribly! I just graduated from Umass Amherst which is health food heaven… farmers markets during weekends in town, whole foods, trader joe’s and lots of organic and specialty food stores all over. Now I’m home on long island with no whole foods and TJ’s 45 mins away :(

I have farm stands all over here on the east end, but there’s just some things i love from tTJ’s and WF!


3 Heather June 2, 2008 at 10:20 pm

I’m really impressed by the jalapenos on your sandwich. How hot are they?? I’m intrigued but too chicken to try so far.

Yea for being done with your test! I’m sure you did great.


4 Sammy June 3, 2008 at 4:17 am

congratulations kath and husband!

to anyone, any tips on maintenance? I didn’t intend to lose weight, just “tone up,” and through vigorous, regular exercise (which I love) and careful eating (which I didn’t love in the beginning, but now I do!), I dropped from 124-126 to 109-111 (I’m 5 feet four, pretty muscular, but literally the most flat-chested girl you’ve ever encountered, so I have no boob weight!). Anyway, I don’t want to lose any more weight, but the thought of gaining weight seriously freaks me out (….which, I know it shouldn’t bother me so much, but…). I’ve worked hard to become fit and strong, but I would like to start incorporating the occasional treat back into my diet. Any tips? I already anticipate that some will say “go ahead and have that small piece of dark chocolate” or whatever, but I have to say that anything like that usually leaves me extremely, extremely unsatisified. I either need a huge portion of unhealthy things, or none at all, otherwise it’s a tease. It’s like I read in a women’s health mag, would you tell a crack addict to have “just a little crack”?


5 Colleen June 3, 2008 at 6:12 am

spinach looks yummy!

Kristin Point:
agreed. long island is the worst. there are a couple of whole foods out in nassau county, but yea, we must live around the same area because im about 30 minutes east of tj’s.


6 Katie June 3, 2008 at 6:44 am

Yummy! I love jalepenos on my sandwiches. Everytime you do that it makes my mouth water. Looks good to me! mmm…..


7 Erica June 3, 2008 at 6:52 am

Quakers? Weren’t there quakers when we were little- duck shaped goldfish like treats? Those look much healthier than the quakers I use to know :)


8 caitlinbo June 3, 2008 at 7:34 am

sammy – it is interesting you ask that because i am struggling with the same thing. i went from 128 to 114 but it is really difficult for me to maintain 114 and i’ve put on 5 lbs. i’m trying to go back down, but i realize that 120 is probably my body’s natural set point and 114 is something i have to really work (and deprieve myself of yummy treats!!) for.

i think the key to maintainance (and a lot of studies have found this too) is weighing yourself on a weekly basis and immediately adjusting your workout/food routinue until you’re back down to where you want to be.

also, if you are into fitness, try signing up for a sprint trialthon or a longer road race to have something to motivate you and/or push your body in new ways.

also i agree with you about the occasional treat. it just doesnt work for me either :)


9 Laura June 3, 2008 at 7:45 am

Just thought I’d let you know Charlotte’s featured in this month’s Southern Living, and the article’s focus is the city’s great restaurants. One man is quoted saying that Charlotte is becoming the mecca for food in the South. Thought you’d be proud!


10 Kath June 3, 2008 at 9:22 am

The jarred/pickled jalapenos are not that spicy (not at ALL like a raw one). It’s got a nice kick, but not much more than salsa or hot sauce.

Sammy ,
My approach to maintenance (as you can read in the FAQs) is to lose a little (as in eat under maintenance calories) during the week and when I’m at home so I can splurge for special occasions, which come up quite frequently in my life. This works great for me. But if you’re not interested in splurges or have an interest in desserts, splurge dinners, wine, etc., I would work at adding an extra really healthy snack into your day to gradually increase your calories to maintenance. The only thing I have consistently read it not to increase calories all at once, but do it 50-100 per week. If you don’t track calories at all or want to add an extra snack, just up your portion size a little bit each week.

Here are the Quackers:

Laura ,
Thanks for letting me know! I’ll have to buy this month’s issue.



11 kristin point June 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Colleen- what a small world! It just goes to show that where you live makes a difference in your health habits. In massachusetts its so easy for me to eat healthy bc it’s everywhere! Also I’m a vegetarian (no meat but I do eat fish) and its much harder to find vegetarian options here! I do find people workout more on long island… Prob bc if the beaches! I do love it here though during the summer, I shouldn’t complain :)

Where ru from if u don’t mind me asking? I’m from rocky point but work/live in the hamptons for summer.


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