- Enjoy time to COOK (esp. oatmeal) – check!
- Recipe development project (my big project)
- Work with dietitian part-time (in the works)
- KERF work and organization of files
- Travel to San Fran and back
- Join ADA and get involved
- Go to lake with husband’s family
- Organize house problem areas
- Take car for 90,000 mile check up
- Help out neighbor with newborn baby (she has another baby less than 1 year old!)
- Read lots of books, both novels and nutrition industry
- Do some meaningful things – Habitat house?
- Take more walks
- Travel to Boston and back
- Work on cookbook proposal (last on the list 🙁 )
I’m sure there are many more….but that’s a start of what I’ll be up to for the next month. Note there is NO chemistry in that list!!!
Started today with a bowl of oatmeal + berries – they all are on sale right now!
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup hemp milk
- 1/3 cup water
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 tiny banana
- Tbsp flax
- Blue + raspberries
- (And I added a spoonful of almond butter after I took this photo!)
Better get going!
Happy Friday Kath! Your breakfast looks delicious as usual! : )
wow – that is a crazy list. almost as long as mine!
Hopefully, you’ll have better luck completing it than me! It always seems like I’m just adding more and more to the list. But that’s life, isn’t it?
I applaud you for everything on your list – a little work, a little fun… a little of everything.
Do you already have a publisher who is interested in publishing your future cookbook? I’m only asking, because I design culinary book covers and I can always pass on anything to the editors I work with.
have a great friday!
Wow, Kath- that’s quite a list! But it sounds like there are quite a few fun things on there, too…
Have a great day! Breakfast looks yummy.
A bit of a breather for you, enjoy.
A couple of questions if you have time, what kind of nutrition books do you read (intend to read)? Also, have you ever used almond meal? I am tempted to buy some, but I’m not quite sure what to do with it. Thanks and enjoy your weekend. Cindy
I know you had trouble on your blog a while back with rude anonymous posters so I just wanted to make you feel better and let you know that you aren’t the only one they’ve been bothering.
I don’t know if you’ve seen Chocolate Covered Vegan’s blog before (http://howtogainweightonavegandiet.blogspot.com/), but she just wrote a great post nicely telling off the anonymous commenters. Hopefully they’ll decrease not just their mean comments on her blog but on everyone else’s as well.
For those of you who studied abroad are there any specific travel books, websites, tours, etc that you all found to be most helpful and reliable. There are so many books and tours (I would like to travel to different european countries on the weekends) that I don’t know where to start- too confusing! Thanks!
Kath, I believe you said you went to London and I forgot where your husband went. Since both of you seem to be thorough researchers I am hoping you can help 🙂 Thanks.
opps………spelled abroad wrong! I type too fast!
unfortunatley, i have a to-do list similar in length. and it sucks. we’ll both somehow get through them though!
Wow, that sure is one beautiful breakfast. And one crazy To Do list. It sounds like you will have a busy but great month ahead of you!
kath, (or any other readers that deal with this)
how do you deal with attack comments on your blog so well? ive been getting them ALOT, mostly by anymonus and people with made up names, but every time i get comments it makes me want to give up and delete my blog. help please!
Hey kath… i have created a manual for distance runners… and would love to talk with you about maybe working with me on adding meal plans to it and possibly getting it published and sold since we both or getting our MS in nutrition and i have my undergrad in exercise science. Please email me and let me know what you think I can send you the manual i created this summer and see what we can do from there.
Hi Kath (or anyone with an opinion)-
A completely random question, but your to-do list made me think of something that is on mine. How did you go about making photo albums for your wedding photos? I opted not to have them made by my photographer to save money, but I haven’t done anything with the photo files since I was married over a year ago. I thought about printing photos and making scrapbooks, then thought about making some books from a few different online sources…but haven’t done either. Something tells me you are together enough to have done this some way – what would your recommend? And anyone who has used any online options to make photo books, what are your favorite sites?
Thanks so much, and apologies if you have covered this topic,
My goodness, that looks delicious! Best wishes on your list. 😉
caitlinbo (in FL) says
i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve your list 🙂 so fun!
Yum! I’m sprinkling blueberries over my oatmeal this morning too.
Amanda, I work part time in the study abroad office at the university where I’m getting my PhD. Are you in college? If so, start there! The process is usually quite extensive and you can meet with advisors about specific programs affiliated with your school. Pick a region first (I know it sounds basic, but we always have students that can’t decide where they want to go!) and then decide if you have any academic requirements or classes you really want to take. For example, if you’re interested in political science, Sciences Po in Paris would be a good choice; if you’re a business student, John Cabot in Rome has lots of options.
If you’re not a student, I apologize that my tips probably aren’t that helpful.
Kath, congrats on being finished! Keep us posted about Boston plans…
That oatmeal looks especially delicious with all the berries today! And I think I need to make this granola very soon!
Honestly, if you respond and feed into the negative posters (trolls) then you’re just giving them what they want. I ‘m sure she’ll just get more negative posts now since they know she can be riled up.
That Courtney S.
I already know where I will go, I guess I was wondering if there are specific travel book series you recommend, any specific tour groups that are reputable and safe. Thanks again.
YummY! The picture of your breakfast this morning could be on the cover of so many products…oats, berries, granola, etc. It would lead me to purchase anyone of the above listed items.
Good luck with the to-do list. Exciting all the traveling (I love to travel!) and I think #11 sounds like a perfect summer time to-do.
Nicole (the other one) says
To Caitlinbo – I’m just catching up on comments from yesterday. My husband and I just went to Napa and SF in February. In Napa, we stayed at the River Terrace Inn and it was AMAZING. They also have the best complimentary breakfast with fresh fruits and oatmeal. I would highy recommend it! The views from the room were incredible and it had the best bath tub/shower EVER!
You should look into a book called “The Dinner Diaries” by Betsy Block. It’s a cute, funny memoir thats based on a family’s (actually mother’s) quest for good nutrition.
re study abroad–the Let’s Go! series is really good. It’s written and published by harvard undergrads and cateres to young travelers and study abroad students.
buy it before you come to europe! I haven’t seen it over here.
Your smoothie the other day looked so yummy!! I wish there was a Smoothie King near me…or a jamba juice but no such luck 🙁
Does anyone have any ideas of other smoothie type places to go out to on a hot summer day?
What would your picks be at these places?
I would go get ice cream but I can’t handle dairy not even frozen yogurt…anyone have any ideas for healthy alternatives? I wanted to go out tomorrow night with my boyfriend since its our last night before I leave for the rest of the month…wanted to do something fun…
Thanks in advance!
smoothies-I know this isn’t as fun of an option, but I always make smoothies at home! It’s cheaper for sure, and the best part is you can put whatever you want in them!
Since you can’t handle dairy, this would probably make it easy for you to pick ingredients that you can handle (ie soy milk, etc).
I always do frozen fruit (usually raspberries, blueberries, and peaches) and then some plain nonfat yogurt and skim milk. There are so many options though!
Good luck 🙂
I do smoothies every single night at home though for a bed time snack…
Just wanted to get out of the house and do something nice, but I appreciate your kind suggestion.
lexi. just igore the comments, however, i just read your blog and your binges bother/concern me.
I was walking to work today and seriously had a pregnant lady craving for a bagel! Since I’m not eating any refined carbs I can’t really indulge and I thought “hmmm…I bet I could eat one of Kanz’s bagels…” Too bad I’m across the country 🙁
If you have iPhoto, you can easily create a fantastic iPhoto book. They turn out beautiful, with a real hardcover.
Kath, maybe you can dedicate at least ten minutes a day to thinking about the cooking, if you don’t have time to cook a recipe in development. Just an idea…I always tell myself to dedicate 15 minutes to yoga, especially on days I am way too busy to work out.
Lexi, i glanced over your blog last week and no offense but I saw that you called your brother a “gay fag” in a negative way, and you also made a t-shirt that said “animals die to keep your fat ass alive” or something like that. You have to be careful what you write on the internet.
you’re smoothie post made me think about fast food places that I go to. I notice that you never blog about going to McDonalds, Wendys, Taco Bell, etc.
Do you ever go to these type of chain fast food places? What would you typically get or recommend getting there?
No, no publisher. That’s a dream! Actually, I don’t even know if I could do my own cookbook. I look through some (Like ED&BV) and they are sooooo much more creative than me. So many of my creations are just thrown together a bunch of flavors that I like that I feel like if I wrote them down people would just say “I’ve had that salad 1,000,000 times in restaurants.”
I had 2-3 guidebooks for England but I don’t even remember the names. I think Let’s Go! was one. Most of the mainstream ones are great – but I’d recommend having at least 2 so you can compare what they say about each place and the highlights.
You have mail.
I used MyPublisher and thought it turned out great!
Writing it down…
Are you not eating refined carbs because of your test I think you mentioned at CK? I will mail you some just because you’re preggers and can’t drink wine the next time we make a batch (this batch is all gone!).
I’m not sure what you mean? I do need to actually cook all the recipes – but I’m looking forward to it!
I choose not to eat at those places because I think the food tastes horrible. The fattening stuff, the healthy stuff – all of it. I do go to Subway every now and then, but when I’m on the go I usually think ahead and pack snacks or a lunch to eat in the car. In a pinch, I’d go into a grocery store for a salad bar, yogurt, deli sandwich or fruit before I’d go into a fast food restaurant. We always try to plan so fast food doesn’t have to be the only option. It’s just never been appealing to me – even when I gained in college – so I’m not tempted by it.
and lexi, please…. you are so thin. please get help. i just read your whole blog out of concern.
Amanda – I live in central london (although am from Scotland originally) so if you want any advice about where to go or what to do in London, the UK or anywhere else in Europe I can let you know (or do my best to help). I have no idea about guide books but I’m sure most would tell you the main tourist attractions – what you need is insider knowledge!!!