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



A yummy little apple


And Strawberry Chobani and GoLean Crunch –


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


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 😀

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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?


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!



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.



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


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”?


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.


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.


7 Emmalyn September 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm

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


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!


9 VeggieGirl September 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Oooh, love the shiny apple :-)

Good luck studying!


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

yumm looks good, i’m hungry!!


11 Megan September 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm

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


12 ModelBehavior September 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Sorry to hijack your blog for a sec Kath but…

if any of you have a cupboard full of tea and looking for a way to try some new kinds, check out http://www.modbehav.com and let me know if your interested!!!


13 teresa September 29, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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


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,



15 Caroline September 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Yummy looking yogurt!


16 Maureen September 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm

That is one mighty sandwich.


17 SmA033 September 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

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


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!


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.


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.



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?



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.


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?



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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