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Off Site Meeting

by Meghann on October 7, 2009

Sorry to go MIA this morning. I had an offsite meeting that lasted the majority of the morning, but I promise I’m back now. 🙂

The offsite meeting did not start until 9:00, which meant I was able to sleep in a little this morning (Yay!). It felt so strange to actually have the sun rise in the middle of my run, its been way too long since that last occurred.

My run was a short one: 3 miles + 5×100 Strides. All completed in 30 minutes with some crunches and pushes to round out the work out.

After my shower, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast while catching up on The Today Show.


  • ½ cup Kashi Go Lean
  • ½ cup TJs Strawberry Yogurt Os
  • ¼ cup Meg’s Tropical Jammin Mix 
  • ½ container Vanilla Oikos (so bummed I couldn’t find plain at the 2 different Publix Supermarkets I went to!)
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries


My bowl of fresh berries reminded me of summer. The excessive heat and sunshine reminded me of summer too. 😉

On my way to the meeting I couldn’t resist stopping at a Starbucks and treating myself to a Non-Fat Awake Tea Latte with 1.5 pumps of Pumpkin Spice.



The only problem was my body is not used to caffeine at all. As I was drinking this I felt jittery and very chatty. I could feel my heart fluttering and my fingers shaking. In fact I still feel like I am on caffeine overload. I think I need to stick to the less potent plain ole black tea for every day function and  rely on my addicting Awake Tea only when I desperately need a boost .

Lunch today was simple heated up leftovers.


Last month’s Chili froze beautifully and after a quick zap in the microwave tasted just as fresh as it had previously.


However, I will admit the homemade cornbread got a little freezer burn.


However, that did not stop it from being a great utensil for chili dipping.


This meal was great, but a little warm to eat in the current heat wave. I had my AC on full blast the whole way back to the office. 🙂

We have a winner…

And the random winner for the Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Soup Giveaway is…

chasingthenow, on October 6th, 2009 at 10:02 pm Said:

Currently I am loving peppers, and I eat them a lot of different ways ,but usually raw. I made some killer stuffed peppers the other day, though, and they were AMAZING!

Congrats! Please send me an e-mail at with your mailing address and I will make sure the prize pack is on its way!

1 Jessica October 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Caffeine does the same to me. This makes me want some cornbread for dinner!

2 Jenna October 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

the only thing wrong about your latte is your name is spelt wrong 😉 i can’t believe that chili and cornbread are from last month and they still look great to eat!

3 Diana October 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm

That breakfast looks divine. I love strawberries so much. 🙂

I can’t handle caffeine. I mean, it’s good when I need a boost but I have to drink it when I wake up because it takes SO LONG to hit me. Like, some hours. True facts.

4 sue October 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm

i’m gonna try your starbucks order the next time i need a caffeine boost…it sounds yummy!

5 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

My body isn’t used to caffeine either. I hardly drink the stuff and when I do I feel like The Hulk (but in a less scary way, of course) 🙂

6 Mellissa October 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I can’t handle the caffeine either, I end up feeling like I need to run the halls! Most of my tea is caffeine free 🙂 And AC in the car sounds nice- there was frost here this morning.

7 foodieinthecity October 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

My body has never been effected by caffiene. I could drink cups and cups of coffee before bed and would be able to sleep like a baby!

8 MelissaNibbles October 7, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I drink two cups of coffee a day. One in the morning before I workout and one around 11 at work. I switched to decaf for my 11am cup and I’ve started sleeping better at night. I never thought caffeine really affected me as much as it does. Hope the jitters go away soon!

9 rhodeygirltests October 7, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I love freezing food. It is then so easy to eat something healthy when time is short. I also love all your meals this week.

10 Abby October 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

LOVE all the veggies! How summery and refreshing! 🙂

11 Jacqueline October 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I can’t handle too much caffeine too. It makes me jittery & anxious. When I go to Starbucks I just order my drink 1/2 caf. It doesn’t change the taste & I feel great!
Have a nice day!

12 Evan Thomas October 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I think my body got a rush from taking the Via taste test–I’m sooo not used to caffeine!

13 brandi October 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I get the caffeine shakes if I haven’t had it in a while, either! I love those tea lattes, though. Super easy to make yourself, too! Just heat milk, and let your tea bag steep in it. Perfect, and great with chai tea bags.

14 jennylikestorun October 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Yummmyyy, the food looks absolutely DIVINE. I wish I had the knack for cooking beautiful meals like that 🙂

15 jennylikestorun October 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Caffeine doesn’t SEEM to affect me at all, and I used to drink 2-3 cups a day, but I’ve fully stopped now because I don’t want to cause and health damage. And also, I don’t want a caffeine addiction!

16 angieinatlanta October 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Yum! Love those seeds as a chili topping!

Caffeine doesn’t really effect me unless I have too little. Then it’s totally bad news bears!

17 peaceloverunning October 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

my body doesnt love caffeine either. too bad i love starbucks iced chai soys. but i too only save it for those days where i need a pick me up.

18 ash @ on the rocks October 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm

When I read “last month’s chili” at first I thought I read it wrong. But seriously, what a great idea. Im pretty good at freezing breads and meats, but I’ve never done leftover chili or soups. Thanks for the great idea!!

19 Matt October 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I NEED my caffeine in the morning. Coffee is a complete necessity!

20 Rachel in NC October 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Do you normally drink black tea that is specifically decaf? If not, you’re still getting caffeine from it. That’s what the Awake tea is, a blend of black teas, just a bold blend!

21 Susan October 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Ditto on what Rachel in NC said. The awake tea is just plain ole’ black tea with a fancy name 😛 I do find tea makes me a lot more jittery than regular coffee though. Apparently it’s a different kind of caffeine? I almost ordered that same drink the other day and chickened out… soon! 🙂

22 Lizzy October 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

There have been times where caffeine has done that to me too. but those are only day’s when i have more then my usual in the morning. I hate it when it happens though, because i feel so odd for the rest of the day!

23 chasingthenow October 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Yay for the win! 🙂

I’ve gotten used to caffeine again since I’ve been here in Japan. I drink tea every morning and when I work in the mornings I have some coffee, too. I’m very much not a morning person and need the help!

24 Julia October 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I Love leftovers, nothing easier!
I also tend to get jittery and chatty when I have caffeine, tea I can usually handle ok, but coffee turns me into a freak lol!

25 amanda October 8, 2009 at 8:23 am

pumpkin spice-delish!

i don’t love chili-but that looks soooo good!
and yay for the big winner!

26 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) October 8, 2009 at 10:47 am

I love the Awake tea, I haven’t had it in forever. I have a Barnes & Noble (aka Starbucks) date with a friend on Friday so I think I’ll get it then 😉

I should be okay with the caffeine, it only gets me if I have more than 1 cup of coffee back to back. Haha.

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