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August 11, 2012

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Boy was I completely pooped from head to toe when I got in bed last night. I slept great, but woke up this morning with hips about to cramp and a general stiffness from yesterday’s weight lifting. I’m taking today off as a rest – plus stretch – day! I’d love to go see a movie or start a new book. We have a few raindrops to make that even more appealing. And Matt and I have a tentative date planned for this evening.

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I woke up really hungry this morning – probably residual blood sugar imbalance from so much sugar last night! But this bowl of whole grain filled me right up.

Whipped banana oatmeal with blueberries, chia seeds, cherry jam [According to Daniel] and almond butter.

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Earl Grey on the side!

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

At first glance that cherry jam looked like cherry tomatoes… Rest days are ALWAYS a good thing. I took one yesterday and it was definitely needed!

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2 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

You’re especially color coordinated to today – even those cherries match the towel. Have fun on your date tonight!

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3 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

I had to do a double take…the jam dollops look like sliced cherry tomatoes!

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4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance August 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

I did the same thing! I was like umm tomatoes on oats? Interesting…

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5 Amber August 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

The “hips don’t lie.” It sounds like some ligaments are getting ready for some future action!

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6 Lyn August 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hmmm, I think you are going to get some baby action pretty soon! So exciting :)

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7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

I looooove watching movies on rainy days! Have a great Saturday, Kath!

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8 Gabrielle August 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

Good Morning! Please explain how eating sugar makes you feel more hungry. Thanks! Enjoy your weekend! -G

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9 KathEats August 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

An overload of sugar in the blood leads to an overload of insulin, which helps to move the glucose into the cells from the blood. Once the sugar is stored though, there is excess insulin in the blood that signals the body to say “I need more sugar.” I would think this reactive hypoglycemia would have a more acute effect, however, I have found that personally if I eat too much sugar (or alcohol!) that I always wake up with mild hypoglycemic symptoms.

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10 Gabrielle August 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thanks, that was very informative!

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11 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

It’s been rainy the past few days for us — perfect movie & book in bed weather! Enjoy!

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12 Spice Chicken August 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

Not sure what you like to read, but Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad are some of my recent favorites.

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13 Rachel August 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

haha thought you had tomatoes in your oats for a second there :) looks amazing as always, enjoy your rest day!

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14 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys August 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

I love how the place setting looks with that bowl and cup! Perfect combo!

We also have a rainy day, and I am planning on getting some cleaning done and starting a book :)

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15 Michelle (Peachy Palate) August 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

Another yummy looking bowl of oats. Come make me breakfast!

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16 Sarah August 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

For some reason I read your comment as “Another yummy talking bowl of oats.” I guess Kath can do magic with oats!

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17 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

YES read a book or go to a movie – could be the last movie for awhile!!! :)

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18 Angel7 August 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

That does look like cherry tomatoes on your oatmeal (LOL) Are you looking for ways to use up cherry tomatoes? (LOL) :) Just kidding!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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19 Ashley August 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

LOVE that table cloth!! My goodness, it’s a delight! Where did you get it? Is it a family heirloom or did you purchase it?? :) I’m dying to get one for our kitchen!! :)

thanks! Had to de-lurk to ask ;) :) I’m loving all the updates on the baby and wishing you well as the happy BIG day of delivery approaches! :D

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20 KathEats August 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Etsy – Oh Little Rabbit’s store!

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21 Ashley August 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks so much!! :)

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22 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Earl gray + cherries is one of my favorite combos!

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23 MommyPage August 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Your table cloth is so cute! Also, I enjoyed reading your post about why sugar makes you hungry. That is very good to know and remember to eat it in small doses.

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