WOWZA! I am killer sore after that long bike ride. My legs, my arms, my back… eck!  It hurts so good! :)  My knees are fine.


Luckily, a wonderful bowl of oatmeal took my mind off my sore muscles for a little bit:


So cheery and patriotic!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings:  strawberries, blueberries, cashews and brown sugar


Happy Birthday to the Husband!


In other news, it is my lovely Husband’s birthday. Now he is 25 years old, too! :)  Yay!

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Fun facts you might not of known about the Husband:


  • He is British and moved to American when he was 16.
  • After he met me when we were 18, he asked our mutual friends if I was single yet for a year and a half before I finally was and then he asked me out! We dated long distance for a year and a half.
  • His real name is Kristien.
  • He is studying to be an Acupuncturist.
  • He has lived in 25 different houses and three different countries.
  • He refuses to squash bugs in the house because he loves animals so much.
  • He is a sports fanatic but his favorite sport is football (English football, not American football!).
  • He is a wino and knows a lot about wine.
  • He is an excellent golf player and even won a national competition when he was 13.
  • He’s a good singer and I think he should try out for American Idol.
  • He refuses to eat yogurt or bananas.  Overall, he’s a really healthy eater.
  • He can outrun me in terms of speed, but NOT in terms of distance. Baw haha!


Off to make him some breakfast in bed, and then we’re going golfing!  :)  He doesn’t know it yet, but his present is a cute new golf outfit… he’s going to be thrilled!  Happy Birthday, Husband!


What’s a fun random fact about yourself?



  • Matt May 8, 2009, 5:11 am

    Tell him happy birthday for me!

    Random fact about me: I was born in Chicago, yet I HATE the cold!

  • Erica May 8, 2009, 5:14 am

    awwwwwwwww happy birthday to the husband! Love those facts. Very sweet of you to make him bfast in bed

    Random Fact: I don’t and have never had my ears pierced

  • Michelle May 8, 2009, 5:14 am

    Happy 25th. Man 25…it’s the ‘adult’ age I think..or at least that’s how I’ve felt.

    RF: I can do a kartwheel into the splits.

  • trialsoftraining May 8, 2009, 5:15 am

    Aw this was a cute post!! 🙂 Breakfast looks deliciouss too!

    Random fact – I’m certified to operate a chainsaw. Ha, not that that’s come in handy too often (it was for a summer job a while ago), but ya never know…. haha

  • Mica May 8, 2009, 5:18 am

    Happy Birthday to the husband! Why does he refuse to eat bananas and yogurt? (I mean…yoghurt!)

  • Meg May 8, 2009, 5:31 am

    Happy Birthday to your husband!

    Random fact: I was born a month early and was a preemie.

  • Stacey May 8, 2009, 5:38 am

    Haha,How can anyone not eat bananas?! Happy Bday to him! Hmm a random fact about myself…I have to watch the TV guide channel with MUTE button on! or otherwise I wont concentrate on the show list haha.

  • Meghann May 8, 2009, 5:38 am

    haha I just did this long Happy Birthday post for Kelly and it slipped my mind that it’s Kristien’s birthday too! lol I hope you guys have a fun day celebrating!! 🙂

  • Thinspired May 8, 2009, 5:39 am

    Happy Birthday!! I think I’ve asked you this before, but does your hubby still have his Brit accent? I’m wondering how Matt will do after living in the US for 9 years!
    Sounds like you have a lovely day planned!
    Random fact: I love other people’s birthdays almost as much as my own 😉

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 8, 2009, 5:40 am

    mica- he doesnt eat bananas or yogurt because they are cold natured foods and it ruins his chi. true story.

    thinispired – yes he has an accent. its just not as severe as it used to be!

  • Gina May 8, 2009, 5:44 am

    My boyfriend whom I have been with for three years LOVES golf…I don’t get it. I try, it’s just not happening 🙂 I will say though, I love to watch it, which is more than I could say before we started dating!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 8, 2009, 5:52 am

    happy birthday to the hubbie! fun facts!

    random fact: i was the lieutenant of my safety patrol in elementary school (dork alert!)

  • Nicole ( May 8, 2009, 5:56 am

    Happy birthday to your husband!!

    Random fact: I’m in a rap music group 😀

  • Amanda May 8, 2009, 5:57 am

    HOORAY for not sore knees!! Hope you and the husband have a fun day together!! My boyfriend is a really great golfer and I think it’s about time I give in and actually try it!

  • Tami May 8, 2009, 6:06 am

    why did they move here?

    i can curl my tongue in very strange positions

  • Tami May 8, 2009, 6:07 am

    and was it the accent that got you?

  • Brittney May 8, 2009, 6:08 am

    Happy birthday to your husband! Hope you guys have a good day 🙂

    Random Fact: I didn’t get the chicken pox until my freshman year of high school. Everyone always thought that I was weird for getting them so late in life haha.

  • Bec May 8, 2009, 6:08 am

    Happy Birthday to your husband!

  • iowagirleats May 8, 2009, 6:10 am

    Awww! Fun facts!! mmm random fact…I have to have closed captioning on when I’m watching movies. HAVE TO!!!

  • Viva La Karly May 8, 2009, 6:23 am

    Awww, it’s so cute that he doesn’t squash bugs! Happy Birthday to him!

  • tfh May 8, 2009, 6:25 am

    Happy birthday to Kristien! You two are total soulmates. 🙂 And the fact that he won’t squash bugs is just irresistable. Even more irresistable than an accent!

  • Colleen May 8, 2009, 6:27 am

    Awwww, how sweet! I hope you two have a great day!

    RF: I had my leg around my neck in the womb, so my Mom had to have a c-section!

  • Anonymous May 8, 2009, 6:28 am

    Hey, where did you get that dress? It’s super cute. Thanks!!

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks May 8, 2009, 6:29 am

    I’m a petite scientist who is in a hip hop group…and I’m starting to breakdance!!

  • Anonymous May 8, 2009, 6:48 am

    You and your husband are so cute! Happy Birthday to him!!

  • Apples, Auburn, and Ashley May 8, 2009, 7:02 am

    Random fact: I was accepted into the Culinary Institute of America and was a candidate for the San Francisco Ballet…but I choose to go to Auburn University in deep south Alabama to study Food and Nutrition Science (which has now been changed to Exercise Science). 🙂

  • happinessawaits May 8, 2009, 7:09 am

    Have a blast golfing! I went yesterday with my husband for the first time this year (and actually a few years because of a couple knee surgeries) and it was SO MUCH fun. Great time together with a dash of competition!

    Random fact about me: I backpacked Europe for 3 months between undergrad/grad school and went to 17 different, wonderful countries.

    Happiness Awaits

  • Rose May 8, 2009, 7:12 am

    Does your husband have an accent? Just curious.

    Fun fact: I have a tattoo!

  • Carolina John May 8, 2009, 7:13 am

    happy birthday Kristien!

    being that sore after a long bike ride is a good thing, but it seems like you need to do some more core/ab work. especially hit the lower back some with the weights. it may sound funky, but i swear it will really help you out in the long run.

  • Rose May 8, 2009, 7:13 am

    Shoot – how rude of me – I didn’t even say, Happy Birthday!

  • Jennifer May 8, 2009, 7:22 am

    Happy Birthday to The Husband! Random Fact: I have really good hearing and I can hear the TV when it is on mute (not actual words but I can hear the hum of the TV) and whistling hurts my ears.

  • lilveggiepatch May 8, 2009, 7:29 am

    Happy birthday to the Huz!

    My boy won’t eat yogurt, either… or anything “white and creamy” for that matter!

    Random fact: my thumbs are doublejointed, but the rest of my fingers are normal.

  • Susan May 8, 2009, 7:29 am

    Happy birthday to The Husband!! Have a great day golfing!

    Random fact: I have a twin sister. I generally neglect to tell people that.

  • runsarah May 8, 2009, 7:34 am

    Too fun, happy birthday to your husband!

  • May 8, 2009, 8:02 am

    happy birthday to your hubby and cute picture of you two!
    random fact: my brother and i are born on the same day. and we’re not twins. its also my grandparents anniversary. something freaky was going on in my family….

  • Shannon May 8, 2009, 8:05 am

    awww you are too sweet.

    question: your oatmeal looks so volumise (sp?) I put 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, let them boil, then I put half a cup of oatmeal. what am I doing wrong? 🙂

  • Christina May 8, 2009, 8:13 am

    Happy birthday to your husband! That’s so funny with the bugs, I’m the same way! I killed one a few weeks ago in my half-asleep state and felt so guilty I had to call up the boyfriend to confess.

  • Weight and Meditate May 8, 2009, 8:15 am

    Happy birthday to him!

    Random fact about me: I cry at Hallmark commercials, and have lived in 6 states.

  • Lora May 8, 2009, 8:18 am

    happy bday to the hus!

    random fact? I ca speak 3 languages: english, spanish and ABBREVIATIONS hahaha

  • HangryPants May 8, 2009, 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Heather Factoid: I have a fake tooth.

  • *Andrea* May 8, 2009, 8:51 am

    he’s british!? never knew that.. love a guy with an accent haha. happy birthday to your super adorable hubby!

  • Courtney May 8, 2009, 9:15 am

    Today is My Birthday too! Happy Birthday to your husband! 🙂

  • Tea Time May 8, 2009, 9:16 am

    Aww…this was such a sweet post about your hubby! Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

  • Niki May 8, 2009, 9:17 am

    Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

    Random fact- I was born on Christmas Day! And love it!

  • Lolita May 8, 2009, 9:18 am

    Cute! Happy birthday to Kristien..I love that name!

    I used to live down the street from MC Hammer back in the late 80’s… before he lost his house haha sorry that’s not funny

  • bhealthier May 8, 2009, 9:29 am

    My hubby-to-be’s birthday was YESTERDAY!! How coincidental!?!

    Happy Birthday to your Hubby! HAve a wonderful weekend away!!!

    Random Fact: I had my ears pierced but I let the holes close up so I had them done again.Well, One hole on my right side only closed up at the back so I have two tunnels in that ear and only one goes through. I still get stuck in the wrong “tunnel” sometimes.

  • Siobhan May 8, 2009, 10:27 am

    Aw you two look so happy together. I always wondered if he had a British accent!

    Random fact about me: Both my parents grew up in Ireland and I was born in Malawi, Africa. I became a citizen when I was 8 🙂

  • Priyanka May 8, 2009, 10:36 am

    Happy Birthday to your husband!! Have a great day!

  • Andrea of Care to Eat May 8, 2009, 11:14 am

    You’re a cougar! 🙂
    HB to the Hub-B!

  • just me May 8, 2009, 11:27 am

    happy birthday to hubby!

    RF: i spoke a special language with my brothers when they were babies that even my mother didn’t understand.

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks May 8, 2009, 11:40 am

    Happy birthday to your hubby!
    Love the oatmeal today!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 8, 2009, 11:49 am

    Great post!
    Happy Birthday to your husband!

    I love the look of your oats!

    Random Fact: My high school graduating class was 13 people!

  • Adi ( May 8, 2009, 1:54 pm

    Happy birthday to him!

    Hope golfing was a blast. It always is, no? 🙂 What was on the breakie in bed menu?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 8, 2009, 2:13 pm

    anon – its a calvin klien but i got it at ross!

    rose – yes he does 🙂

    shannon – maybe its because mine has banana? otherwise, our prep methods sounds the same!

  • elise May 8, 2009, 5:32 pm

    happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • ChickPea May 8, 2009, 9:59 pm

    I hope your husband has a very happy birthday!

  • Amandaaa May 10, 2009, 8:17 am

    Happy birthday to him!

    Golfing will be a fun adventure.

    And I loveeee that he’s British!

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