Things are a little crazy around here! Despite the fact that I’m working out this afternoon with Girls on the Run (first day!!! I’m going to run myself afterwards before class), I still managed to make my morning rushed by sleeping in and then playing on my computer. Gah!
The husband picked up a SUPER bag of bananas during his Costco trip, so we’re got a lot to use up. This resulted in a batch of “double banana” oatmeal, which means more marshmallows and more sweetness! (We usually just split one to get the banana effect without going through 2 a day). When we do double banana, 1 gets sliced very thin for emulsion and the other gets sliced thick for chunks of banana marshmallows.
We also added raisins, wheatberries, vanilla, granola plank and a spoonful of AB –
With green tea –
Today’s going to be busy – not a minute to spare!!
10-12: Organic Lab
12-12:30: Commute home
12:30-1:30: Lunch + Blog
1:30-2: Commute to CPCC
2-2:30: Meet with Mirco prof
2:30-3: Get to GOTR
4-5: KY Runs
5-6: Change??? Shower???? DINNER!?!?!
Wow, busy day! Hang in there!
caitlin (seebriderun) says
i love bananas! you can never have too many! 😀 good luck with your very very busy day!
Wow, what a busy day! Good luck!
I really need to try one of your oats combos, I can never find something I really, really love!
Christie i. says
Wow, you have a cram packed day! Good luck with all of that!
That’s a LOT of running…unless GOTR is just a meeting? Take care of yourself! The oatmeal looks delicious. Mmm!
Good luck with that crazy busy day!
I EAT BANANAS EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!!! I agree with Cailtin (above) – there’s no such thing as too many bananas 😀
Wowza, busy day ahead of you, indeed – good luck!
Betsy in Pittsburgh says
Something I have to keep telling myself on days like that:
I’m making some AB & J bars tonight. We learned about them last night in school. Everytime I here AB I think of my friend Cara and CathEats b/c because both of you like it so much 😉
I’m making some AB & J bars tonight. We learned about them last night in school. Everytime I hear AB I think of my friend Cara and CathEats b/c because both of you like it so much 😉
I love bananas! Maybe you’ll be making something fun with them by the end of the week!
You do seem to eat a lot of slop!
Your day is making me tired, and your oatmeal is making me hungry (=
Here’s to a few moments of quiet in your day – wherever you can find them – cheers!
That’s the nice thing about living alone–I ALWAYS get my own banana 🙂
aw man what a schedule. maybe the husband will surprise you with dinner on the table when you get home 😉
Melissa P. says
Geeze… I hope that you listen to nice calming music during your commute as it is your only time for relaxation.
Good luck today!
Busy busy day! Good luck!
Banana oatmeal really is the best…mmm 🙂
has anyone tried starbucks oatmeal? it is good (not worth paying for, i had a coupon!) but not very filling.
for some reason oatmeal never keeps me full! why is this?
Yum! You’re double banana oatmeal sounds wonderful. I love bananas…they’re so delicious! Have a good one.
Holy cow! Now I feel lazy! haha good luck with everything. That’s crazy!
Shaun found a plug in for WordPress that lets you search comments. I told him that you needed that and he told me the name and now I can’t remember. When he comes home for lunch I’ll email you 😉
jimminy christmas that’s a busy schedule! Hang in there Kath!
I didn’t even realize bananas came in bunches that large! Leave it to Costco to find the highest-yielding banana trees. Hope GOTR is fun so it feels like a break from a busy day, not another stress. Good luck!
Those oats look delicious! Good luck with your busy schedule today! I hate when everything is so scrunched together like that but it’s kinda fun to have a busy organized day =)
I have a question for anyone: I’m trying to lose about six or seven pounds, and I work out quite a bit (cardio about 45 minutes, 5 days a week; strength training about 30 minutes, 2 days a week), and I eat about 1600 calories a day. I’m not too hungry when I go to bed, but every single night I wake up ravenous. I’m so hungry I have to eat something (cottage cheese, yogurt) to be able to go back to sleep. I know this late-night eating is keeping me from losing the weight I want, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I know the obvious answer is “Duh, eat more during the day,” but I’m unable to lose weight by doing that. Any help would be so great!
Betsy in Pittsburgh,
If oatmeal is slop, then I guess I’m a pig!
It’s probably made with water (not milk) and if you don’t load on the toppings, it’s just 150 kcal worth of carbs, which is probably not going to keel you full for too long. I’d suggest adding a lattte, milk or yogurt and/or putting on some nuts and I think they offer almond butter too!?
Oh cool, please pass it on!
In general it sounds like you’re just not getting enough food. Could you plan a small snack before bedtime to help prevent the night hunger? I also sometimes am ravenous but I realize it’s my cue for thirst. Are you drinking enough? If it continues to happen, you might want to see your doctor to rule out metabolic problems.
Melissa P. says
Sally- I would try and adjust your entire eating time frame. I eat at what people would consider to be odd times per day, but it works for me. 7AM snack- 100 calories, 10 AM breakfast- 300 calories, 1:30 lunch- 300 calories, 4PM snack- 300 calories, 7:30PM dinner- 600 calories, 8:30 PM- dessert/snack- 150 calories. This helped me loose when I was trying because my metabolism was constantly kicked into gear. I try to push my calories more toward the end of the day because that is when I am hungriest. Hope this helps!
Melissa P. says
If you have bananas you need to use up, check out Veggiegirl’s site. She made some ridiculously amazing banana bread the other day (at least it looked that way in the picture). The bananas were kind of carmelized on top- Yummy!