Uneventful Morning

September 29, 2008

Lunches are always the hardest to blog since not much happens in my life between 8 and noon and brown bag foods don’t need much explanation! So without further ado I give you…..

Smoked Salmon, Laughing Cow and Romaine on Rudi’s Honey Wheat

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A yummy little apple

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And Strawberry Chobani and GoLean Crunch –

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I ate slowly today and really focused on savoring every bite. It worked!

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Off to study some more Micro, then to Chem Lab (groan).

My complete breakfast held me over beautifully. As usual, my stomach started to cry wolf with hunger around 10:30/11 but it was nothing some water and a mint couldn’t sweep back in the closet. I was just getting hungry for real around 12:30 and probably could have gone until 1. Sweet! But I missed the fun of eating oats and am already looking forward to tomorrow’s bowl :D

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1 shawna September 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Looks like a great lunch!

How did the Organic Quiz go? When do you get the results?

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2 Kath September 29, 2008 at 12:44 pm

shawna ,
It went OK. It’s hard stuff now! Get it back on Friday I think. I get my other Nutrition test back on Tuesday – I’m crossing my fingers I did well on that one!

K

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3 zestycook September 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Hey Kath,

That looks like a yummy lunch. I am starving which doesn’t help. I love smoked salmon.. How is your day going so far? I am going to add you to my zesty friends as long as you don’t mind.
Let me know.

Zesty

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4 Christie i. September 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Kath,

I am interested in knowing what you mean by your stomach crying wolf. Stomach hungry is generally my sign to eat. How did you know that your stomach was “crying wolf”?

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5 Kristie September 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

That sandwich looks amaaaazing. Man do I ever wish I had some smoked salmon right about now.

I’m impressed that you are able to resist a feeling of hunger just on mints and water. I do it sometimes but a lot of the time I just can’t help but give into some munching. Then again, I guess a lot of the time that hunger feeling isn’t really hunger is it. Because so often just a good water chug makes all the difference.

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6 magpie September 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I think I know how to use up the rest of the smoked salmon in my fridge now. Usually Bobby is the only one who eats it but that looks delish.

I have to try the water+mints thing, because all too often I resort to diet soda. I should probably try seltzer, but I go through phases – sometimes I love it, and others I can’t stand it.

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7 Emmalyn September 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm

About the lunch y/day– who is Karen, a friend? Aunt?

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8 Jenny September 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Hi Emmalyn,

Karen is Kath’s mother-in-law aka the husband’s mom.

Hope everyone’s having a great day. We’re having an absolutely gorgeous early fall day here. I took a long walk and soaked it in. My favorite time of year, for sure!

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9 VeggieGirl September 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Oooh, love the shiny apple :-)

Good luck studying!

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10 madison (follow my weigh) September 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm

yumm looks good, i’m hungry!!

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11 Megan September 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm

My stomach always cries wolf around 11…I will try your technique!

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12 ModelBehavior September 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

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13 teresa September 29, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Kath, you got me addicted to chobani.
I LOVE it.

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14 Kath September 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

zestycook ,
Cool :)

Christie i.,
Agreeing with what Kristie said, it wasn’t really hunger. Hunger is slow starting, stomach growling. I’ve always asked myself “Would a can of string beans be appealing right now?” If the answer is yes, it’s time for more fuel. If what I am hungry for is a sweet carby bar, crackers, crunchy things, etc., it’s probably just boredom or even more common: thirst. From experience I’ve learned that my stomach does this weird kind of “hunger” around 10:30/11 but I have learned this is my cue to drink more water. I’m sure many people think they are truly hungry at this point, and I used to, but trial and error made me realize that if I just give my stomach something to drink, I’m back to being satisfied from breakfast. Then around noon, I always get the real signs of hunger: rumbling stomach, low energy, etc. I think a lot of the time hunger is mostly in the mouth. I mean, let’s be honest, breath gets stale!! And our mouths get bored. So I try to have a strong Altoid or sour lifesaver or something to satisfy my palate plus something to drink. That said, everyone is different!

Hope that helps,

Kath

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15 Caroline September 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Yummy looking yogurt!

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16 Maureen September 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm

That is one mighty sandwich.

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17 SmA033 September 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Kath, how much cereal/fiber worms do you take w/your yogurt??

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18 JB September 29, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Kath, how do you store the smoked salmon after you open the package? I always feel like it gets somewhat yucky if I keep it in a plastic bag.
Thank you!

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19 Betsy September 29, 2008 at 8:34 pm

i am totally the same way with the hunger thing. i eat breakfast at 6 and by the time i get to work at 9, my stomach is GROWLING!! however, if i wait it out about 30 minutes, I’m totally fine for the next 3 hours or so. Stomachs are crazy sometimes.

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20 Kath September 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm

JB ,
I take it out of the bag and put it into a sandwich tupperware container.

K

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21 Jim September 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Where do you get your smoked salmon from? Can I get any recommendations for finding it at a pretty common supermarket store?

Thanks

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22 Christie I. September 30, 2008 at 5:39 am

Thanks, Kath! I will try the water trick. Normally, as long at 3.5 to 4 hours have passed, I take it as hunger if not I know it isn’t really hunger.

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23 Kath September 30, 2008 at 6:56 am

Jim ,
i get it from Harris Teeter. I’ve shown the package before in a post if you have some time to search the blog for “smoked salmon” and maybe brand?

Kath

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24 WeightingGame September 30, 2008 at 8:55 am

I’ve been buyign Laughing Cow a lot lately but never know what to do with it other than unwrap it and pop it in my mouth in two bites. I like the idea of spreading it on something…so creamy!

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