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Oatmeal is Cheap!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I took yesterday off from blogging and tracking, though I did enter my exercise. I am taking today off from exercise to rest my body, but not from tracking. When I don't exercise, I know I have to be more "vigilant" with my caloric intake (fancy words for "food" -- ha ha!).

This week I have renewed my relationship with oatmeal. I cook it in water, and add some kind of dried fruit and have some fresh fruit as well. On Friday, this took me through to lunch on the first day back at the university (work). Today I added some dried cranberries and a very small amount of sugar and it should last me until after church (ends at lunch time). What I love about this is that it is also "cheap." Not too long ago, I was a fast food breakfast gal. Those days are long gone. Not only was it incredibly unhealthy, but at around $5 a day (or every other day even), oatmeal is WAY better for me and so much more affordable. I can get my fresh fruit for around $5 a week. Saving money and my waistline!

That's all for now! Have a great day!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BAMAJAM 8/27/2013 11:02AM

  Hello! The word, oatmeal, struck my interest-- True, it is economical and healthy!
Too, it is almost oatmeal weather, just around the corner--- although it is nutritious all year. Last winter I thought of a "plan" to curb my evening hunger by having a packet of oatmeal in the afternoon around 3:30. It helped me to eat fewer calories at supper. I keep a box of the instant packets at my desk, and I make it thin enough to drink from my coffee cup. (I would prefer a Wendy's frosty, but this is tolerable) Ha.
For progress, I must be vigilant once again-- so I thank you for this reminder!
BTW--- Alabama is my home! Roll Tide!!

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JANMARKUE 8/19/2013 2:00PM

    I try to make rolled oats (microwave for like 2 minutes) and then add all kinds of things in small amounts -- nuts, dried fruit, even unsweetened cocoa, then add just enough sugar to make it palatable (sugar, 1 tsp = 15 cal. -- I'm good with that). You can also get those "fancy-dancy" ones like "Hot & Fit" for around $6 per container -- will last about a week to week-and-a-half. Main thing is to make sure it's not full of extra carbs from sugar!

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GINGERLY4 8/18/2013 9:13AM

    I need to come up with a good oatmeal combination!

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