Well, I’ve got one thing complete: my 9-day hospital menu Excel spreadsheet masterpiece. Each of the ~200 cells has a comment box with recipe information. I’ve color-coded the entrees by type. Whew!! I’ve go to get back to work STAT so here’s lunch.
Somehow around 1pm I came to a stopping point and the husband and I ran out the door for a 5-mile run. It was H.O.T. and I was still not completely digested from breakfast. I swear my body was putting so much energy to my brain that my stomach was neglected or something. The run felt great and was just what I needed. When I got back, our thermostat said it was 85* inside so I turned on the AC. After a freezing cold shower, I got back to work.
Around 3:00 I finally started getting hungry for lunch. I needed finger foods and was craving fruit big-time, so I made a sampling platter:
Watermelon, orange, grapes, peach and a fantastic date.
And for some grains and protein: greek yogurt with granola and crackers. Guess I’ll have to catch up on veggies at dinner!
Along with the last of my Zevia sodas. I did enjoy them, but I don’t think I’ll buy them again – or at least not soon. I should probably be drinking water anyway.
My cookbooks came off the shelf for a little TLC today!
This lunch left me STUFFED.
Onward I go!!
Very impressive spreadsheet, Kath! Way to go! You’re checking things off left and right!
I saw your article in Shape. It was great, but I know you were a little disappointed in the inconsistencies. Stinks, I know, but how cool is it that you were in it?! At least they got your name right! lol
My oh my you’ve been busy today, with your work – good luck with the rest!!
Looooove your fruit platter!!! And once again, I’m awestruck by the perfectly sliced peach 😀
Christie I. says
That spreadsheet is so colorful. Great job on all of your hard work!
That fruit platter looks lovely, by the way.
Can I eat at “your” hospital?! That looks so much better than either of the hospitals I’ve been training in. The food is SO not good except for a few things. Hope the rest of your studying goes well. That fruit, BTW, looks SO good!
That spreadsheet is beyond the definition of awesome – I hope you get a grade to match!
The fruit platter looks good too, too bad you aren’t graded on that. =D
Great job with the menu i know how hard that can be!
caitlin (see bride run) says
wow – that menu is INTENSE! broth soups and cream soups!? dang. i wanna get sick and rest up at KERF Hospital.
You’re only slightly detail oriented, right? 😉 Nice spreadsheet.
THAT’S MY FAVE COOKBOOK ON TOP! Have you tried the apple pork chops? If not, this fall would be a great time to make that recipe. They’re incredible.
WAYYYYYYY better than our hospital menu, i promise!! i think duke needs to hire you 🙂
I love that Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook!
Have you ever tested the accuracy of your heart rate mileage counting on a web site like mapmyrun? Just curious how accurate that method has been for you.
That looks like a great meal, plus it would take forever to eat it!
I found the wheatberries and will find the link to show how you cook them again.
I’ll let you know how they turn out!
I noticed a WS cookbook, do you have many of those? I always want them and then always find something wrong with them before the register. I Almost registered for the “newlyweds” one but it seemed like a lot of $ for a not superexciting gift.
I realize that this question has nothing to do with your post, but…
I was looking for wheatberries and could only find a bag of something called Whole Wheat. It looks similar. Do you know if this is the same thing?
Menu looks great! How do you like Microsoft 2007? I like Powerpoint and Excel is okay, once I got used to where things are.
Ruby Red Vegan says
Haha, veggies can wait! Your lunch looks incredible — you have a great variety on your fruit platter! That spreadsheet/project sounds like a ton of work, so congrats on your progress!
It’s pretty accurate. I’ve tracked it on a track too (with mile markers). I used to be about 80 kcal per mile and now I’m closer to 75. Not sure when my body decided to change!
I have to admit, I hadn’t cracked open the book until today. I’m not one to use cookbooks that often. But browsing through them made me want to start using more recipes. These recipes are in books for a reason! But I’d say that one is definitely one of the better ones I’ve seen. I like to see the nutritional info before I make a recipe to get an idea if we’re taking a soup of 150 or 550 kcal per serving, and I thought this book didn’t have it (it was a wedding gift, I think) but I found a chart in the back with all the info, so that helps a ton.
Hard red winter wheat. That’s what they’re called.
I LOVE Office 2007!!! It’s SO much more intuitive than the older versions. Guess I’m in the minority.
Kath– Your calories burned per mile probably has to do with the fact your heart rate isn’t as high because you are in better shape. So it takes less effort to run the same pace so you are actually burning less calories due to the lower heart rate. A sign your physical fitness has improved!! I took a whole workshop on Heart rate monitor training by Schwinn and I also got Schwinn cycle certified this weekend woo! Does your gym use Schwinn cycles? if so make sure to call it indoor cycling not spinning…according to them there is a big difference!
That would be my understanding, but my heart rate doesn’t seem to have gone down any. Maybe just 1 bpm makes a difference of 6-7 kcal over the course of a mile. And our bikes are Schwinn and our Y calls the class cycle, but I just say spinning on here so people know it’s “indoor cycling” but I’ve always wondered why our Y doesn’t call it that. I’m guessing spinning is more like a giant wheel with resistance than a real stationary bike?