This morning I tackled 2.5 years worth of nutrition papers. I thought I had sorted through all my papers, but this time I was even stricter. So much to recycle. Poor trees 😥
Now I have a binder of reference information (such as some of my best printed class notes and some tests) plus flash cards leftover from finals to study for the RD exam
And two binders more – one for R.D. paperwork (transcripts, insurance, etc.) and one for my internship that I have to carry around.
Matt arrived home from his workday to find me still in my PJs, singing and organizing. We couldn’t tell who was stinkier – me having showered last night and rolling around in my PJs or him after 8 hours of baking bread having showered at 3AM!
While he napped, I made my trip to the gym. I biked there – in 26* – wrapped in my Lands End jacket, scarf and gloves. It was cold, but I was sweating on the inside.
I did 35 minutes of Squirrellipticalling at the gym, followed by a wimpy round of upper body weights (with all my back problems I didn’t want to push it. I need to schedule that massage ASAP!) Then I biked home.
3 loads of laundry folding, a shower, dressing + make-up later…..
I made a Googly-Eyed Salad!
The base was spinach (plain) topped with mango, chopped almonds and Costco cinnamon-cranberry goat cheese
And the eyeballs were a Dakota bun smothered in some Kalamata olive hummus broiled with mozzarella cheese. SO GOOD!
Totally delish and fresh lunch.
Now that we’re all clean, Matt and I are goinggift card spending!!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
That’s a great idea, I’m going to make a salad and use some hummus + cheese right now! 😀 Looks YUMMMMMMM
yeah for shopping for free with gift cards! i love to organize and get rid of stuff. like stuff that eventually at some point im sure ill need.
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
You are so organized! We are using a giftcard tonight on dinner. I love giftcards. Lunch looked delish as usual. 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Have a fun time using gift cards! We have a TON to use!
Paris Food Blague says
Gorgeous! cute name too
The salad looks so good!! I love how that goat cheese sounds…if only I had a Costco membership!
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
Wow you have had a productive day! Love the googly eye salad….too cute.
oh my god YUMMMMMM. my mouth is watering…
I have been tackling the papers today, too. I had them in notebooks, but now SO many of them are heading for recycling. And, what’s left is much neater :-D. Have fun shopping!! Can’t let those cards depreciate!
That lunch looks soooo good! Have fun spending those gift cards! 🙂
I’m having massage envy just from you talking about scheduling one…I want one so bad!
i hope you and matt sing your way to the stores for some gift card spendin!
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says
Your lunch looks so fresh with the dark green spinach and bright orange mango. Ah, I love getting gift cards. Have fun!
Mara @ What's for Dinner? says
I graduated from my teacher’s program almost 8 years ago and I STILL have boxes of papers!!! Well done!
Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. says
Yummy! I love goat cheese. Have fun spending your gift cards. I need to get out and do that too!
Emily Eats and Exercises says
You’re so organized! I have tons of paper work to get through. 🙁
I was just wondering if you have a good way of telling when your mango is ripe. The last mango I bought I thought was over-mushy but when I opened it, it wasn’t ripe yet. I have another one sitting in my fruit bowl. Any suggestions?
Salad looks great as usual…
Other than soft to the touch and slightly wrinkled skin, I’m not sure.
Wow – amazing job with the organization! You must have felt so good after that. What’s in the binder that you carry around? I didn’t have one during my internship. Well thinking about it I think we had a mini notebook with important information in our lab coats at all times. That salad looks delicious! Enjoy shopping.
We have all these competencies we have to complete and we must document them as we do them and get them initialed by our preceptors. Maybe you did it a different way, or perhaps the ADA is getting stricter?
Morgan @ Life After Bagels says
whoa – Mary Poppins .. . I mean Kath – you ARE really getting some organizing done today 🙂
1st off, I need to let you know that, as weird as it sounds (because you have no idea who I am), you’ve been an inspiration ever since I found your blog and read about your journey to health. It is such a GREAT help seeing what you eat and drink — portion control is one of my downfalls and I visit your site daily to remind myself of what’s healthy (and to get ideas for my morning oatmeal)! Thank you for doing such a great job…
2nd-ly, (and I know you are super-busy with your RD stuff) is there a way you could tell us readers what the ingredients are in your Costco cranberry cinnamon goat cheese, so I can attempt to recreate it? (We unfortunately don’t have a Costco where I live.) I have some chevre in the freezer just waiting to be mixed with something other than dill, garlic and salt and the combination of cranberries and cinnamon sounds heavenly.
100% goat milk, sea salt, enzymes, cranberries, cinnamon
Thank you SO much for the ingredients! I’m going to give it a try today! 🙂
That looks great! Can’t believe you biked in this weather… I don’t even want to get out of my PJs, haha 🙂
Gift card shopping is the best sort of shopping. Have fun!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
adorable lunch. looks delicious too!
If being a RD doesn’t work out for you, at least you have a fallback career as a personal organizer! 😉 You are one organized lady!
Mmmm kalamata olive hummus? Sign me up!
Mama Pea says
Uh, yeah. I ran five miles this morning at 9:30 and just showered now, after singing in my sportsbra and dancing around to Michael Buble while cleaning the house. It’s 1:30 pm. Oops.
Googly eyed salad looks great!!
Yummy hummus and cheese:)
Flash cards flash cards flash cards flash cards. I start back at my internship this week. Reading your blog to get me back in the groove of things after this relaxing break.
That salad looks phenom!
Julie @savvyeats says
“Googly Eyes” makes me think of all those craft projects when I was little. 🙂
Looks delicious! We just had a huge organizing day too! and last weekend we went and used our gift cards too! Trader Joes and Bed Bath and beyond…so fun to spend but not really spend your money! I love the blog , you two remind me of my husband and I !
Marisa (Loser for Life) says
That’s my kinda lunch! Especially, the googly eyes 🙂
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
gah I didn’t get any gift cards this year, gutted! I’m jealous of you guys 😛
Niki F says
Gift card spending! The best kind of spending! 🙂
haha your lunch reminds me of the American Express smile/frown commercials. It should be on there too! I love those commercials 😀
Salad looks fantastic – especially in the new pretty patterned bowl! Enjoy the gc shopping – wheee!
Meredith (Pursuing Balance) says
awww the googly eyed salad is so cute!!!
That cranberry goat cheese is really good! Yum!
I want one of those dakota buns with the hummus and mozzarella right now! They look delish!
Just found your blog, amazing! and I love your photos. I’m a dietetic intern too, Go Dietetics! have a great weekend Kath!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Gift cards are the best!! Can’t wait to see what you get!
Biking in 26 degrees? That HAD to be chilly!
I could never do that squirrel elliptical. That one is tough – more so than the regular E.T.
By the way Kath, if you or your readers are interested, there is a great book out by Terry Walters called Clean Food and I’m giving it away. Here is the link …I would love everyone’s comments: http://www.applecrumbles.com/2010/01/09/cookbook-review-clean-food-by-terry-walters-vegetarian-friendly/
Wow, way to get organized! Hope you had fun gift card spending!
I have been organizing all day too!!!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I had such a hard time getting rid of papers from seminary. I just ended up saving them to a thumb drive so they are easier to transport.
Your organization skills make me jealous 🙂 And so does your ability to bike to the gym in 26 degree weather!
I looove purging!! Salad sounds amazing…LOVE the bowl!!! mmmm googly eyes!
I used to work at a bagel shop in college and had to start at 4 am, and i NEVER showered before work! What a clean husband you have (or maybe I am just really dirty?) And I think I have you beat; I was in pajamas until noon today!
You’re a brave soul bike riding in 26 degree weather!! 😀
Spinach with mango, chopped almonds and Costco cinnamon-cranberry goat cheese!!! Wow that sounds amazing!
Gift card spending is always my favorite! Except I hate once the gift cards are spent and there is no more to buy!