Morning all! I stayed up until 11:30 last night watching the debate! I thought this one had much better questions than the others and really enjoyed hearing the responses, although it makes me mad to watch them sit there and not be able to just yell at the other when they say something wrong/incorrect.
At the end of the debate Schieffer mentioned this website: www.Mydebates.org. It was actually really cool. You could review the issues and choose the side you agree with and then it would tell you whose side it was. If you’ve been following the campaigns most of them were pretty obvious who was who, but if you’re undecided highly recommend checking it out.
While watching the debates I had a cereal surprise and a cup of tea. The surprise was a mix of Kashi Vive, H2H and GoLean Crunch (can you tell my favorite brand of cereal!?) along with some milk on the bottom, a blob of PB and a few chocolate chips for dessert 🙂
I slept until 7:28 this morning! I actually woke up at 5:40 and thought it was time to get up. That ol’ body clock working hard for me. I had set my alarm for 7:30, so 7:28 was quite a coincidence too. It was sad to wake up alone, but sometimes I enjoy it that way – more space to sprawl out 🙂
I debated going to the gym first or eating first and decided (Decision ’08!) to go ahead and eat. It would make for a more relaxed morning and less rush at the gym because I wanted my oatmeal!
I picked up this “hot cereal” in EarthFare’s bulk dept. on Tuesday and after some debate between oats and trying something new, I decided (Decision ’08!) to give it a try this AM.
Right when I started cooking I wished I had gone with oatmeal, but it ended up being pretty good. Oats tomorrow for sure!!!
- 1/3 cup hot cereal (which was listed on the label as 160 kcal, so I think the equiv. of 1/2 cup oats)
- 1/3 cup 2% milk, 2/3 cup water (more water listed on label for this guy)
- 1 banana, which completely disappeared in the cooking time (8-10 mins)
- Granola Plank
With tea –
Off to do some Micro and then I’m biking to the gym. We’ve got a GLORIOUS day today. Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain, so I better soak it all up today!
I agree that the questions were better in last night’s debate, although by the end I was just so frustrated that I kind of tuned out. Thanks for that website- I’m definitely going to check it out!
The debate was great. I just love the fact that people are really aware this election year. I hear people (of all backgrounds) talking about the debates (all three) and the election in general out on the street, at schools, in stores, etc. I think there’s going to be a huge turnout this year, which is good for our country.
I just had to share: this morning I had a Kath Classic for breakfast for the first time! It was excellent, but it could have been better with real oats (I used instant). Trying pumpkin next time. 🙂
I have a goofy question about the PB blob. Do you pick up some oatmeal with the spoon and have a little PB with every bite until it’s gone? I ate it this way and it was awesome! Silly, I know but I was just curious… 🙂
you’re so fun Kath! I enjoy so much reading your blog and your breakfast looks fabulous!
have a nice day!
Yum! Cereal surprise looks yummy!
Your breakfast looks yummy, but I can understand wanting to get back to oatmeal! I could eat oatmeal all day long!
found your blog when looking for healthy reciepes. you should put up your shopping/ grocery list. everything you eat looks so good. 🙂
I just had my first child. was in great shape before her, but now i just can not seem to find time to work out and lose those last 25 pounds. i tried joining the gym, but that hasnt been to successful ( even with a friend, our schedules didnt really work out) and i really need to lose a lot of weight. I am planning on finding a bike and i really want to get one of those trailers that the baby sits in to hook on. but until then, my hubby and i have just lost it. and i want to get back on track, ASAP! any suggestions?
thanks and much peaces!
I agree that the debate was much better last night, but I was frustrated with the line of questioning regarding attack ads. I think Obama said it best when he said that the American people don’t care about whether they (the candidates) have had their feelings hurt! Focus on the issues… politics will always be, well, politics, so let’s just move on!
Just curious–what type of grains are in the “hot cereal” you bought in the bulk bins?
Silly question: How do you eat “cereal surprise”? Do you stir it all up before you eat it or eat it as pictured? Just wondering:)!!
Allison K says
The debates were MUCH better this time. I’ll have to check out that website.
There is also another interesting website
that has all sorts of tracking polls and stats…
This has nothing to do with the debates but I could use some help. I am making casseroles to serve at a local homeless shelter and need 24 cups of diced chicken. I have googles this up and down but have NO clue how many pounds of chicken that is.
CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE!
Funny you should ask! I made soup last night and it called for 1 1/4 cups of diced chicken. Can’t give you exact weights, but about one decent sized breast made 1 cup. Hope that helps!
I went to my school’s gym for the first time this morning and they had that stair-climber thing I’ve heard you talk about. It looks pretty intimidating (and I probably never would have gotten on it without your recommendation) but I did it for a little while. It definitely works your legs!
That is some high end breakfast lovin’ Wow – I would love to visit for breakfast 🙂
We had bosses’ day at breakfast today – I wish I’d had my regular breakfast!
Tomorrow’s another day though!
Have a safe bike ride to the gym!
Grrr… work blocks the “mydebates” site. Another great site that I CAN go to though is: http://realclearpolitics.com/
I love the Decision ’08 theme in your post this morning! I too lay in bed debating gym vs no gym this morning. Based on my level of exhaustion I decided that an afternoon run was definitely more appealing. Have an awesome day!
i loved the debates.. I’ve decided already who I am voting for- but it’s still good to hear both sides on the issues.
One thing I hate hearing is voting for or against someone because of either the color of their skin or their gender. Going along with what MLK said we should be judging people on the content of their character and NOT on the color of their skin (or in this case race and gender)
I myself said that I would vote for anyone with an exit plan.. after losing 3 people close to me in the war in teh last 3 years (including my daughter’s father) and now my cousin’s husband is over there?? He has 3 children under 6.. I’m hoping we can end it soon..
Justy thank you!
Hey I was just reading Grounded Fitness and she mentioned the Weighting Game blog and on it they wrote an article about food blogs.
Christin S says
bringing up the debates was a brave thing to do, with the way these types of subjects can often lead to harsh blogging words amongst the readers; I just want to say I thought you did it in a very classy, unbiased, and helpful way. Bravo to you!
btw your breakfast looks scrumptious!
Read an article on the weighting game about food blogs.
Breakfast looks so awesome 🙂
I’m really frustrated about this presidential election. I don’t feel like I have a good candidate to vote for, and the debates just make it worse, because I don’t really agree with either person. Sigh. I guess it doesn’t really matter how I vote anyway since I live in California and Obama will definitely win here.
Okay, I’ll stop complaining – Happy Thursday!
Magpie, VOTE. That is one of the greatest things about being an American! Freedom to choose. Neither candidate may appeal to you, but then you have to pick the lesser of two evils.
ASHLEY, after my son was born, I felt very guilty about going to the gym and just generally taking time for myself. After my daughter was born, I decided that I had to feel better about myself for their sake! Make the effort to eat right, exercise and take some time for yourself to organize meals, etc. You will feel better about yourself and your baby will be much better off too.
i agree wtih christin s comment. your post was unbiased yet very thought provoking. i also love the interest in this campaign–it is a truly an important time in our history. i do wish that some of the partisanship and politicing would dissipate a bit, but that does not seem to be happening anytime soon.
so, go make a decision everyone and vote!
Lee Tilghman says
Hi, Kath! Such a great blog. I emailed you about a week ago expressing my admiration-you inspired me to start my own blog! I love reading yours because your portray your personality very well and I bet that’s why it’s such a hit.
Can someone let me know about granola plank and hemp milk? How do they taste/benefits? Thanks!
LOOOOVE your dessert, and this morning’s breakfast 🙂
Enjoy your the beginning of Fall Break!! Mine starts….
TOMORROW!!!!!!! Yeah, I’m KIND of excited…. 😉
I usually hate politics, its just not my thing. But I’m totally sucked into this election. I agree the debate last night hit on some good topics that I personally hadn’t heard them talk about previously. Super interesting to see what will happen.
Lee: I love love the granola planks, all 3 flavors are delish. I found them at Whole Foods while I was home in Florida but haven’t found them in the DC area where I live so I ordered them online. They have free shipping though!
It was a good debate. A few frustrations for me, personally, but good overall.
Christin S says
I also live in California, so I completely understand your frustration…but I would encourage you to look into the OTHER issues on the ballot besides the presidential candidate. There are quite a few important local propositions for our state that may change our school system funding, roadways, offshore drilling, gay marriages, etc.
I would be the last person to tell you which way to vote on these issues, but I would encourage you to look into the more local issues so that you can feel like your voice has more power.
My husband and I read the propositions, then debate them back and forth to decide which way to vote (regardless of which party put them on the ballot). Maybe find a friend or loved one to do this with, and I promise you, it will help you feel way more empowered.
best wishes! 🙂
I skipped the debate.
Im a bad american in that Im so ready to VOTE ALREADY!
Miss Tiffie says
What’s in a “hot cereal” ? Does it have a mix of things in it? I looked it up and I guess it’s supposed to be porridgey? I’ve never seen a hot cereal mix in the bulk aisle before.. maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough. OH and just curious do you ever eat bulgur?
Wow you stayed up late!! I was in class until 10 so there was no way I was going to START the debates at 1030-11 when I got home.
I did find time to bake cookies tho… lol
Sounds like you’re on the right track making exercising a priority. Just work on eating whole foods and minimizing things that are processed in your diet. Perhaps read SuperFoods HealthStyle for some motivation and guidance. Good luck!
No idea on the grains in the hot cereal. They were listed but I didn’t write them down. I imagine oats, oat bran and more.
Cereal surprises are usually eaten all stirred together.
Did you check CalorieKing?
1 cup of diced chicken breast cooked = 5 oz.
5 x 24 = 120
120/16 = 7.5 pounds of cooked chicken.
According to the calories in cooked vs. raw chicken, it appears that 1 oz raw = .7 oz cooked. So if you need 7.5 pounds cooked to get 24 cups, you would need 7.5 x 1.5 = 11.15 pounds of raw chicken breast.
Hope I did that right.
Thanks so much 🙂
Both granola plank and help milk taste AWESOME!! They are both pretty calorie dense from sugar, so use with that in mind.
Porridgey is right. I am not a huge fan of bulgur and couscous because they don’t have much chew, but I like both.
I’m trying my post again because the first one didn’t go through…
I had a Kath Classic the first time this morning – along with the PB spoon and everything – yum! Kath, do you stir the PB in or eat a little PB with every bite? I know it’s a goofy question, I was just curious!
I’m trying it with pumpkin next time!! 🙂
PS – Christin S — cool name!!! 🙂
Very cool website! I just tested who I should vote for, and the score was 8 against 2 – can’t wait until election day 08!