Lori to the rescue and FoodBuzz noms!

Dinner out tonight, so I wanted to do a longer run  to assist with that LOL.  Fueled up with some POM coffee.  This is good for fuel.  Goes down easy and has 7 grams of protein!


Wish I could report on how well it lasted because my run got waylaid by this after 2 miles:


Found this little guy on the side of the road, very cold and weak.  I noticed a tiny puff on the ground as I was jogging.  At first I thought he was dead, but as I got next to him, he lifted his head and tried to get up.  So – I of course had to stop the run and bring him home.  He perked right up and found his voice after some mush food and warmth.  I don’t know if he wandered from someone’s house or if he was dumped.  He is about 4 weeks old and too small to have gone far on his own.  He is pretty dirty, so I am thinking he was unwanted 🙁  or just feral.  If he was owned by someone, he is in terrible shape.

Anyone want a kitten?  We can’t keep him – it’s bad enough to have the one we do with John being allergic.  Local no-kill shelter is full.  I’m trying hard to find him a home.

That cut my run short, so I just stayed in for breakfast.  The Silver Palate oats again, this time cooked with a banana.


Love these!  They are halfway between rolled oats and steel cut.

I ended up going out before lunch after I finished my files to do the rest my run.  I did 3 miles the 2nd time, so somewhere around 5 to 5.5 miles today. How’s that for dedication?  😀

If you haven’t seen the FoodBuzz blog nominations, please feel free to nominate my blog if you like 😀

I’ve been feeling great about my lifestyle this month.  I am doing well towards my personal challenge and it feels good.  It’s funny how when you are a much lower weight a few pound loss really is noticeable – whereas when I was 250 pounds, you couldn’t tell.

So, John and I do football picks each week, and the loser of the picks has to buy the winner dinner out.  I lost this week (by 1 game), and John’s pick was Raul’s Mexican.


This place does not give free chips and salsa (thank you!!).  So we started by splitting a quesadilla:


All the meat is grilled here and has a wonderful flavor.  I had the Oaxacan tacos, which was grilled chicken, caramelized onions, mole sauce and lettuce and soft shell.  A bit of sour cream on top.  So delicious and flavorful!


John had fish tacos, and the fish of the day was swordfish (also grilled)


We walked around town for a while as it was an art walk.  Then we stopped for a coffee – and I managed to not have any of the baked goods!


Got home and fed the little guy.  For a tiny thing, he has a big mouth with constant meowing.  I hope he makes it.


Fellow first time triathlete coming up!  Wish PTG good luck!

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18 thoughts on “Lori to the rescue and FoodBuzz noms!

  1. Ishmael

    Oh..he’s adorable! How kind of you to stop and take care of him, and thank goodness you happened by. Poor little guy. I do cat rescues myself, but here in the city. I’d take him, but we have a full house right now and the boyfriend has drawn the line on any more. I have had luck in the past with Craigslist, but I vet adopters very carefully (home inspection, insist on references, the whole thing). You never know who is doing what and for what reason on Craigslist, even with pets! Good luck finding him a home — and I’m so glad it was you who ran by him this morning! It was his lucky day.

  2. Kat

    What an adorable kitten. We have a gray tabby who is 5 this year. I hope he makes it. Congratulations on the food buzz nominations and also on your weight loss. That is quite an accomplishment. I am working towards 100+, but still have a way to go.

  3. debby

    Ooooohhh! If I lived closer, I’d take him for sure! That is so sad that he was all by himself at 4 weeks. Glad you happened by.

    I am glad you are doing so well on your own challenge! It is fun to have this accountability going!

  4. Anne K.

    Wow, that iced coffee looks really cool. Oh my goodness, what a cute kitty! I hope you can find him a good home. I’d love to take him, but I don’t think we’re that close to each other 🙁

    I’m glad you’re doing so well on your challenge! And happy friday 🙂

  5. 266

    Ask and you shall receive! I nominated you for the Overall, Photography, and Healthy Living categories. I would love to have someone sumbit my blog to something along those lines too, so I can totally understand wanting to be recognized for something like the Foodbuzz awards.

    By the way, the kitten is a real cutie and he’s really lucky you happened by!

  6. PTG1002

    So glad you were able to save the kitten – good luck on finding him a home, he’s absolutely adorable! Not to mention finishing your run after all that, that’s fantastic!

    And thanks for the shout-out – any extra “good lucks” I can gather are always welcome. ;o)

  7. Kristin

    That poor kitty- lucky you came along! If I didn’t already have a 3-ring circus trying to keep dog and cat happy (and I lived closer to you)…I’d help you out with him. Good luck finding him a home! Maybe see if there are any rescues in the area?

  8. Susan

    Awww, I totally want that kitten 🙁 Chris is really allergic though, so cats aren’t an option for me. Boo.

    I’m so happy to hear you’re in a good place with your eating and exercise 🙂 That mexican food looks wonderful too. All the mexican places around here are gross and greasy :\

  9. Fran

    The kitten is cute. I hope you find a good home for him.

    I’m more a dog person and live across the ocean, a bit far to pick up a kitten 🙂

  10. Shelley B

    Aw, that kitty is so cute! Hope you can find someone to take him. We are down from our high of four cats to two, which is manageable. Too bad the allergies will prevent you from keeping him!

    Yum, quesadillas and tacos – they look so good! Glad you have a healthy Mexican restaurant in your area.

    And nice work completing your run – now that’s dedication!

  11. SeaShore

    Thank you for rescuing that little sweetie. Do the local shelters or vets have foster care? They might be able to keep the cat while looking for a new home for him/her.

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