Traveling Day

June 22, 2008

I woke up with sore feet, tendons and legs today – from yesterday’s workout and all the walking we did, so we decided to postpone our run to this afternoon so we could get on the road.

We decided we weren’t in the mood to make a big pot of oatmeal, so we had cold cereal instead!

2 cups of "Toasted Oats" (hey, still got in some oats!) with blueberries and milk


I think there’s a reason I don’t eat much cold cereal . It wasn’t very "fun" to eat and I’m not really full at all. We’ll see how long it holds me, but I could really eat a second breakfast right now (30 minutes later). I’d say it was about a 350 calories but with little fat and protein compared to my normal breakfasts. Medium on the fiber though.

Hit the road Jack…

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1 Becca June 22, 2008 at 8:59 am

I’m usually the same way with cold cereal. Its strange.


2 VeggieGirl June 22, 2008 at 9:01 am

Try Trader Joe’s High Fiber O’s – those keep me going for hours.

Good luck on the road!


3 Cat June 22, 2008 at 9:22 am

Adding some chopped walnuts on top of the cold cereal, or having a slightly larger serving could help. I just love cold cereal way too much to do oats all the time. There has to be a way to make it stick with us longer than 30 minutes! :o)


4 Scout June 22, 2008 at 10:46 am

I have the same problem with cold cereal…always hungry about 30 minutes later. Oatmeal or muesli are the only breakfasts that fill me up for the long haul. After reading the “Thieves” post, I have been wanting to let you know a little trick my dad shared with me to keep deer out of a garden. Tie white cotton string around the garden using posts or just around a fence. My dad and I both have flower and veggie gardens and have tried everything- hair, torn strips of clothing, deer repellant, etc. and this trick really works for us. My husband has a fence around our vegetable garden, but it has never stopped the deer from jumping in. This year he tied the string around the fence and NO DEER!!! It’s easy, cheap and safe for all. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.
PS- I finally found wheatberries at a health food store and am soaking them right now!! Thanks for the link.


5 Lauren June 22, 2008 at 10:48 am

I don’t especially like cold cereal either. I just find it kind of boring to eat, I guess! Plus, I never find cereal to be very filling…the only cold cereal that ever really holds me over is Kashi GoLean Crunch, but I’m not often tempted to eat that. Honestly, the only breakfast that I always know will keep me full for hours is an eggwhite omelet with lean protein (usually from cheese, since I’m a vegetarian) and lots of veggies. This works even better than oatmeal for me.


6 hjk June 22, 2008 at 10:55 am

If you are that sore, why not take a rest day? Just wondering…


7 working June 22, 2008 at 11:32 am

I’m the same way with cold cereal. I do have the Trader Joe’s Os though, and sometimes I eat those with yogurt and fruit.


8 BethT June 22, 2008 at 11:52 am

I usually add flax to my cereal for extra oomph. Also, Barbara’s Bakery Shredded Oats has amazing staying power!


9 Ryane June 22, 2008 at 11:58 am

I’m a fan of Kashi Good Friends Cinna-Raisin Crunch with either a banana or some berries mixed in. That keeps me going for a while.


10 hk June 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm

yum, I’m gobbling up peaches these hot, summer days, too :)


11 Serena June 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I like to eat cold cereal when I’m eating breakfast late or know I’ll be having an early lunch! It’s too tasty not to eat (maybe I’m alone on that one though, since other people think it’s boring). I like to add raisins and slivered almonds sometimes too.

And I just found the blueberry planks and bought some today! Can’t wait to try them!


12 Jen June 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Hey Kath!!!

Just wanted to let you know that i watched Sex and the City (the movie) last night and thought it was GREAT!!!!!!!!! (I know I know . . . I waited a long time to finally catch it)
Anyways, after i saw it last night i decided to re-read your old post “Sex and the Queen City.” Well, like you i didn’t go with a band of girlfriends, but if the rumors that a second SATC is going to be made i think a big group of nearby blog readers should get together to drink some cosmos and go watch it . . . (lol) . . . hope the rumors are true b/c that would be a GREAT nite


13 Lauren June 22, 2008 at 1:10 pm

just make kath oatmeal bars and they were very yummy! i had to add the brown sugar you recommended and only used raisens for my dried fruit…nonetheless, i think they are yummy specially with some pb on top :)


14 Flax = Love June 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm

I actually am addicted to Honey Nut Cheerios and Kashi Go Lean Crunch . . . i don’t really find it boring b/c on cold/snowy/rainy days i pour myself some cereal and soy milk with a dash if cinnamon then i heat in the microwave for 30-45 secs . . . SO GOOD!!!


15 Foodexplorer June 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm

I’m the same way about cold cereal — not only does it not make me full, but it seems to make me even hungrier…

I’ve tried having it with a side of egg whites for protein, which helps, but there’s nothing like oatmeal with egg whites for staying power (and deliciousness!)


16 Kath June 22, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Cat ,
I should have added nuts – you’re right. I did that with Kashi H2H once and it lasted a long time.

Have fun with the wheatberries!!

And you have fun with those blueberry planks :)

Jen ,
Maybe I should try coordinating a KERF Convention for the fall?! I wonder how many would come. We could make T-shirts :)

Lauren ,
Awesome you liked the bars!



17 yadi June 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm

I get super hungry, super fast after eating cold cereal… Need my oatmeal or an egg white veggie omelette to make through…


18 Jennachica June 22, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Can someone suggest an oatmeal/egg white combination and how to make it?


19 Kim June 23, 2008 at 9:05 am

So many cold cereals are just too light and airy… sometimes the weight of a serving (for Toasted Oats or Spelt Flakes, for example) is only about 30 grams! I do find that Kashi and Ezekiel cereals are very filling, but I don’t think any brand satiates me like good ol’ Grape Nuts. Whenever I need serious power food (like before a long exam or race or day of travel), I eat a bowl of Grape Nuts (nuked for about a minute) with some chopped almonds and berries or banana, and am full for about 6 hours (it’s also good mixed with yogurt instead of milk.)


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