Beautiful bowl of oatbran and giant feet.

Normally Friday is the start of my weekend, but it was so slow on Sunday that I am picking up some work today.  Not a full day, but just doing bits here and there.  I went for another foggy run this morning.  The temp was perfect – mid 50s.   Dates and nutbutter fuel.  I ate the last of the dates this morning.  Dates are a food I never knew I loved so much!


I decided on a 4 mile go around.   Felt quite good, although the first mile my legs were pretty stiff from yesterday’s workout.  Finished in 43:36.  My standard pace.  I have not been all that motivated to push the tempo that much.  Guess I should have made that my September challenge 😀

Feeling like fall a bit, and John ate the last banana, so I opened up the big can of pumpkin (be warned there may be a lot of pumpkin items coming up!).  This bowl just screams fall and deserves a large photo:


  • 40 grams of oat bran
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 10 grams craisins
  • 18 white chocolate chips

So good.  Foodgasm.

Oh, and my nice muscular thighs?  Turns out they could be my key to long life!

Picked up Pixie today – so happy to have her home.  I thought her feet looked big before, but they are swollen today and are like clubs!


Doesn’t this look like some kind of alien being? LOL.  Poor kitty.

Cold mornings, but the days have been warming up beautifully.  I did work outside including mowing the lawn and string trimming.  It was hard to make myself sit inside and do work, so I haven’t done a whole lot.  We were trying to decided whether to bike for yogurt or dinner, and dinner won out!  That meant lattes at home:


We went the back way around the bike trails, since the pizza place isn’t too far from our house and we wanted a longer ride.  Of course, the back way includes some really long hills.  Good thing I have those big thighs – they help immensely!

Arrived at Arthurs after going 6 miles where I had a side salad:


And the most wonderful pizza.  It’s like a pan pizza, but the dough is not oily at all, soft inside and crispy outside.


John and I shared a small cheese with feta.  These pieces look bigger than they are in real life.  I ate my half – I was so hungry from all the exercise today!

On a whim, we biked to visit my parents, as they are only a mile or so from Arthurs.  I didn’t realize I would get way laid by chocolate chip cookies!  Oops.  They were good, though.  😀  Thanks Mom!

Relaxing tonight.  I am a little tired from all the calorie burn today.  We are trying to decide on a hike or a bike ride tomorrow.  Weather is going to be mid to upper 70s and sunny.  Could it be more perfect?  I think not!

September challengers – have a great weekend!  Weekends can be hard, but stick to your plan!

Question:  Favorite pizza?

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13 thoughts on “Beautiful bowl of oatbran and giant feet.

  1. Karyn

    Foodgasm! LOL. That’s good! Kitties paw looks like it belongs on Monsters Inc. LOL. You could just give it a kiss though.

    Feels like fall here also but, it is good since maybe now I can actually get some sleep. The heat has kept me from sleep all week so what a hard week at work!

    Doing good so far on challenge. Still at the same weight as at the start though. 🙁

  2. Barb

    Bring on the pumpkin ideas! I’ve been in the mood but once I open a can I’m never really sure what to do with it.

    You had quite the day. Sounds wonderful! It’s fabulous that you and John share the commitment of health.

    Favorite non so healthy pizza…a mexican pizza from a little place in the middle of nowhere Ohio.

    Favorite healthy….Flatout with whatever yummy stuff is around…chicken, turkey pepperoni, veggies, etc.

  3. Shelley B

    Poor little Pixie! I hope she’s recovering nicely.

    Pizza – now I’m going to sound like an old fogie, but they don’t make pizza like they used to :shakes fist: – I miss that good yeasty dough that the pizza parlors used to have. I still love a good Hawaiian pizza (Canadian bacon and pineapple), but nothing can touch, taste-wise, what pizza tasted like when I was younger.

  4. Fran

    Glad for you that Pixie’s home and hope she feels better soon.

    You really rocked on your workouts! After that you certainly deserved your chocolate chip cookie!

    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Susan

    Hahaha, foodgasm!! 😛 I think you picked the perfect word there. That bowl looks delicious. White chocolate and cranberries are an amaaaazing combo. And dates are a food I never knew I liked so much too! I always liked my Nana’s date squares, but never really knew much about dates beyond that…

    Hmm…my fave pizza is (surprise!) Greek. More precisely, the Greek pizza from Pizza Delight (not sure if that’s just a Canadian chain…). I think it’s so delicious because they smother it in feta cheese 😛

    Have fun enjoying the weather today! Oh! And I’m heading to the farmer’s market this morning to pick up some fresh ingredients for the home cookin’ part of my September challenge 🙂

  6. Michelle @ A Shade of Gray

    Glad Pixie is home safe and sound 🙂

    My mom makes dates and peanut butter and/or dates/cream cheese (both rolled in granulated sugar) for Christmas! It’s definitely one of those “holiday” food traditions for us. So delicious!!!

    Fave pizza? A really good thin-crust wood fired margarita style or for a traditional pie: olive and mushroom/

  7. Lori

    I really like the Lean Cusine pizza’s. The roasted vegetable is my favorite– and it’s relatively low calories. Though my ultimate favorite is Supreme pizza hut, but that’s for a very special occasion!

  8. Dawn

    Great day of good looking food, I love your pictures. I need to look for oatbran looks like cream of wheat mmmm.

    Way to go on all the exercise too.

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