Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Phew. This morning I got a voicemail from my (girlie) doctor to give him a call about my test results. I called and their office wasn't open for another 20 minutes. Longest. 20 minutes. ever. So apparently my lab results came back abnormal and I have to go in for a colposcopy (better than a colonoscopy, right??). The nurse I spoke to was very reassuring, but of course anything that insinuates a possibility of cancer scares the crap out of anyone. It could be a sign of Dysplasia, which actually my mom and aunts had. Wow, that's a lot to handle at 8:30 a.m.! Hopefully all will be fine...I go back July 28th, so nothing I can do about it until then!

Anywho, I have a problem.

I need new breakfast ideas!! No, I am not sick of oatmeal. I'm going on about 8 months of pretty much having the same breakfast everyday - oatmeal + PB (a spoonful or two) + banana. But it's not filling me up anymore. I eat breakfast around 8:30 or 9, and usually by 10:30 I'm starving. Hangry Holly is not a pretty sight!

This is weird to me, since I haven't been running. I'm strength training 3 days/week and walking or "wulking" 4-5 days a week, but not that far (maybe 2-3 miles at a time). I honestly am a little confused because it doesn't seem like I would need a "huge" breakfast with my activity level? I don't know.

So anyone have any good, filling breakfast ideas? I've never tried protein powder of any kind....maybe that would do the trick? I'm going on vacation next week with the fam, but the week I come back I'm going to try an experiment - a DIFFERENT breakfast everyday. Which is, like, very out of the norm for me! But it might be kinda fun, too. :-)

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Today I am thankful for:

- Moms for reassuring
- Perfect summer mornings
- Sore legs after wulking (the good sore!)


Fitzalan said...

Oh hun, that is awful. I had to have a colposcopy back in probably 2003. I have to admit, it was not the most enjoyable experience.

I have switched a bit with my breakfast in the past few months. I do overnight oats some times, but I also have really come to enjoy taking an Ezekiel English muffin, toasting it and doing 1 of two things:
Cooking some egg beaters with a laughing cow cheese wedge in the microwave. Add to EM, eat like an amazing Egg McMuffin.


keep the halves separate and add some PB to one half and some butter (love the Earth Balance) to the other.

Both of these keep me quite full, especially the one with the egg!

Happiness Awaits

Missy said...

I had to have a colposcopy before too. It is painful but only for 5 seconds so don't worry too much!Hopefully everything will be okay.

I find that oatmeal is not always that filling too. I would suggest adding protein but you already add peanut butter. Omelets are the most filling breakfast for me but I can only make them on weekends! It is tough when you are on the go.

Lara said...

When strength training you need more protein in your diet. How about adding an egg or two (or combo of eggs/egg whites) along side your oats or cottage cheese/yogurt?

Lisa said...

Funny you should ask about breakfast. My breakfast staple has always been oatmeal and I too, eat around 8-8:30ish and am usually hungry again by 10:30ish. So today I changed things up and made scrambled eggs using one whole egg and 1/2 cup egg whites. I threw in some green bell pepper and seasoning salt for flavor. I also toasted a piece of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread, topped with some almond butter and sliced bananas. We shall see how that holds me over... I'll let you know. It's more protein than the oatmeal so hopefully it'll do the trick.

Lisa said...

Forgot to say... good luck with the medical test. Fingers crossed everything is ok :)

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is okay!

I have been on an egg sandwich breakfast kick for about 6 months now. I just take 1/2 cup egg beaters and microwave them for 1.5 - 2 minutes in a tuperware container that's a similar size to a slice of bread. Then I take a reduced fat slice of cheese and the eggs and put it in between two slices of ww bread. Keeps me full until lunch.

I don't really like oatmeal that much. I know it's blasphemous to say that in the blog world!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

*hugs* I hope everything goes will with your tests!!

I love yogurt messes with fruit, high fiber cereal, greek yogurt and peanut butter!

kristen said...

About a year and a half ago I had a colposcopy. Actually, I've had two. The first came back negative. The second came back positive and I had cervical dysplasia. I had a LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) done to remove the infected tissue. It's definitely unsettling because of the possible implications, but you will be surprised at how many people have had this done. If you have any questions at all please email me!

As for breakfast, that's a toughie. I find a breakfast cookie with yogurt and fruit on top to be pretty filling. Like some others suggested, adding a hard boiled egg may be the added kick of protein you may need. I'm not a big meat eater, so I've been using Optimum Nutrition 100% whey protein (milk chocolate!) to add to my daily intake. If I'm in a rush I'll just add it to milk, but if I have a few minutes to spare I'll blend it with a banana, frozen strawberries, and milk for a yummy smoothie. It's filling!

Nicole said...

Oh no! Hopefully everything is okay! I will say a prayer for you! I'm no help with BK- all i eat is PB Toast... :)

Things i'm thankful for
-good doctors
-loving family members

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about the news from your dr. I'm hoping all is well with you!! I agree with Fitzalan's Egg McMuffin idea. That is what always keeps me satisfied the longest!

Anonymous said...

I like poached egg on toast, or a glass of milk/plain yogurt with fruit & wheat germ. Hope that it all goes well with the medical stuff.

- Sagan

Marina said...

Hi, I just came across your blog. I hope everything works out for you though!

I find that at breakfast, it doesn't matter whether you eat yogurt or waffles, you just have to make sure to eat enough of it, and combine it with fruit... that always helps.

Again, good luck!

Anonymous said...

oh, sending GOOD vibes your way chica... Don't think about the worst case scenario. Just wait and see what happens.

I need a decent amount of protein to keep me full at breakfast- I aim for 10-15g minimum so usually oatmeal + PB doesn't cut it. I love parfaits made with greek yogurt, fruit and bran flakes. Cottage cheese, banana and granolais pretty good too. I think my most filling breakfast is Greek yogurt, pumpkin, mini shredded wheat and peanut butter drizzled on top. The protein/fibre/fat combo can't be beaten (and my breakfast needs to hold me for about 7 hours)

Brandi said...

i hope everything goes okay!

maybe overnight oats with milk + yogurt added for a little extra protein?

eggs, even if you just make hard boiled ones that are easy to grab and add to whatever else you're having

Lacey Nicole said...

hi! i just saw you on amanda's blog (run to the finish)-- and i clicked over here and read your post. i add cottage cheese to my oatmeal now and it is DELISH! and makes it more substantial :) give it a try!

Baylee♥ said...

Hey sweetheart!! Im sorry to hear about your abnormal test results but im sur everything will go just fine with your colposcopy!! just stay positive and youlll be just fine!!

bahaha im not a good person to ask for breakfast ideas. my idea of a good breakfast is coffee and an apple or frozen yogurt hahahaahah.

Sherri said...

sending good thoughts your way... i've been having the same issues with breakfast. now that i am training for a marathon my typical oatmeal or ezekiel toast just doesn't fill me up. so i'm now enjoying greek yogurt(the greek gods brand) mixed with either muesli or granola and fresh berries. i also make a smoothie with 1 scoop green super food powder, a handful of spinach a frozen banana and berries or melon. it's delicious and filling in a good way!

Anonymous said...

i hope everything's ok! I also had a colposcopy i guess around 2002? I'd definitely say it wasn't comfortable, but its quick and is over without too much pain. It's a precautionary procedure, so i'm sure it scared you as much as it scared me, but i'm sure everything will be fine :) thinking of yoU!

HangryPants said...

Hope everything is okay with your (girly) problems.

I think eggs and toast make a really filling breakfast.