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Benefits to moving:  You find all sorts of important stuff.  Like…




I thought I had lost my glasses in England over Christmas, somewhere in between Bath and London.  I’m actually blind as a bat without contacts or glasses (my script is nearly –5.0 in both eyes) so I searched through my suitcase frantically but never found them.


But then they popped up this weekend in a hallway closet under a pile of stuff (??) and I screamed and danced around my living room (literally).  I had gone to the eye doc for a new script and even tried on a bunch of glasses, but nothing compared to MY glasses (which I’ve had since 2000!).  Oh, and I’m a cheapskate and the thought of spending $100 on glasses was too much.  Glad I put it off for 6 months!


I’m wearing my glasses as I eat this delicious breakfast!




My mix contained:


  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 a banana
  • Cinnamon


Some of you have asked if I mix up my yogurt messes.  The answer is YES!  That’s how you get the oatmeal to get all softy and tasty.


Things to do, people to see!


What have you lost and are looking for? (Feel free to get metaphorical on me!)



  • Megan@EatScrapRun June 22, 2010, 9:03 am

    I lost my job and I am looking for a new one 🙂 Glad you found your glasses!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 22, 2010, 9:05 am

    I didn’t know you wore glasses!
    I lost my mum’s £200 satnav thing a few months back…JUST before she bought a new one, I found it in a glove 😛 as you do….

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) June 22, 2010, 9:05 am

    thats awesome! I have not really “lost” anything I can think of but I have found money on several occasions…in coat pockets, etc. When I was young I “saved” all my cash in this box in my room and then when I was cleaning out after I got married I found it! it was over 400 dollars! I bought a cool video camera 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 22, 2010, 9:06 am

    Woohoo for finding things!! I’m looking for an answer to a little conundrum (never thought I’d actually USE that word haha) I’m in involving issues of the heart. There’s never a black and white clear cut answer when it comes to that!

  • Amanda June 22, 2010, 9:10 am

    I lost a CD out of an Eagles box set that my mother loved when I was like 15. I felt terrible but couldn’t afford a new one because it was like $80 and so hard to track down. A couple years ago I came across the set and bought it for her birthday. Last year my parents chest freezer that is in their basement died and when they moved it out, the cd was under the freezer! No one had any idea how it got their, but now she has a back up box set 🙂

  • Evan Thomas June 22, 2010, 9:12 am

    I’ve seemed to have lost all standards for reality shows. I’m watching practically everything and anything and loving it. The OCD Project is fascinating! I must still have some standards though, because I know to stay away from all those bachelor shows and the “real” housewives

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 22, 2010, 9:13 am

    I can sympathize with a great pair of glasses. I had mine for 8 years and absolutely loved them. Then last summer I ran over them with my car while teaching bootcamp. Devastation is the only word that can describe it.

  • Ashley June 22, 2010, 9:15 am

    I lost 2 pairs of sandals either on my Morocco/London trip or from my move. I’m moving again in August and I hope I find them while cleaning stuff out. It’s not like I’ll wear the sandals in London but it would be nice to find them!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 22, 2010, 9:15 am

    hahaha last semester i lost my glasses too! and i FREAKED out because i’m blind in my right eye and i didn’t have any contacts with me. i searched and searched and searched…. and somehow they’d gotten into my trash can. haha!

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 22, 2010, 9:16 am

    Glad you found your glasses! Finding random items that you thought were loss is my favorite part of moving! I couldn’t believe how many pieces of jewelery I discovered under my dresser! I blame the cat!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 22, 2010, 9:17 am

    I thought I lost all my pictures from middle school and high school, but when HUbbs and I moved into our new house, I found them ALL! Along with old diaries, notes, dried flower, the works! It made my day 🙂

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 22, 2010, 9:18 am

    I lose everything all the time. Once, I lost a ticket to a concert. Since it was sold out my friends went without me 🙁 I found it months after under a rug?

    And don’t get me started on how many hair pins, clips, and stuff like that I’m finding now that I’m packing.

    Oh and I’m a master loser of earings. Always one. I’m thinking of starting a trend of matching different earings 🙂

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 22, 2010, 9:23 am

    I’ve lost my ability to stay focused today! 🙂 Been emailing, chatting, reading and facebooking for hours now. Need to find that focus time!!!!

  • Leah @ L4L June 22, 2010, 9:24 am

    Aren’t we always looking for something?! 😉 Right now, I’m looking for a new job, a new rental, a new lifestyle.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 22, 2010, 9:24 am

    Ugh, I’m so blind without my lenses. (Beat ya: -7.5 in each eye. Yikes.) I guess it would be almost factual to say I’ve lost my vision.

  • Amanda @ Eat to Live, Live to Run June 22, 2010, 9:26 am

    This is absolutely horrible: I lost my engagement ring 4 years ago and I haven’t found it. We moved from one house to another and I haven’t seen it since. I have a suspicion it might have been stolen. Makes me sad because the stone was my mother’s. Oh the jumping up and down I would do if I ever found it.

  • Heather June 22, 2010, 9:27 am

    I lost my balance… I was feeling awesome, eating healthy, exercising… And I just slipped, but today is my first step back in the right direction. I might do your 5k/Nmtz plan as well. Thanks for your great blog–it’s really encouraging 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite June 22, 2010, 9:31 am

    I purchased this super cute cardigan from J-Crew and only wore it once before losing it 🙁

    I found it 9 months later in the same closet that I lost it in 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) June 22, 2010, 9:34 am

    I have contacts and glasses but I neeevvver wear them. My eyes literally reject the contacts, and glasses are so uncomfortable. I can still see OK without them though (obviously, hahah)

  • Marissa June 22, 2010, 9:35 am

    I thought the Chobani 0% Plain cups were pink? Did they change the color?

    • L. June 22, 2010, 9:53 am

      Depends on the %fat I think. The kind I get are green and those are not nonfat like this one.

    • Ashley June 22, 2010, 12:09 pm

      They did change the color, I have pink and blue chobani plain 0% in my fridge now because my grocery store switched to the blue ones this week.

  • Jason @ Cant-Coach-Desire June 22, 2010, 9:38 am

    I’ve lost some speed and have no idea how I’ll fare in my upcoming 10k in a couple of weeks(July 4th race). Spent 3-4 weeks recovering from achilles tendonitis/soleus strain. No matter how much biking, swimming, & aqua jogging I know I lost fitness. Right, at the start of marathon training too. Now, I’m trying to figure out my current fitness level for this 10k which I was planning to PR, but have no idea if that’s doable or not at this point. I had planned a couple 5ks to check my fitness level, but had to scratch those. Pretty much I’ll “find” it or not come race day.

    So I’m feeling you on the Speedy 5k challenge.

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story June 22, 2010, 9:39 am

    I recently found my Sacouny running ear cover headband thingamagig that I swore I had lost out of town forever at Thanksgiving. It was buried under a winter coat on top of an ironing board in my laundry room. I didn’t even take that coat on the trip? Random. 🙂 Glad you found your glasses!

    Do you use the whole container of Chobani or just a part of it? It looks like a smaller amount in your bowl, but it looks fantastical! 🙂

    • Caitlin June 22, 2010, 10:48 pm

      a whole thing of chobani – i guess the rest is just hiding under oatmeal!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired June 22, 2010, 9:40 am

    I lost a heart shaped ring my mom gave me. Intrestingly enough, I lost it a few months before my husband proposed, so it would’ve been replaced anyway. And my maiden name was “Hart”. Weeeeird.

  • Lindsay (Summit Sandwiches) June 22, 2010, 9:41 am

    I’m blind as a bat too! I have a 4.5 scrip in the left eye and a 4.0 in the right…nice to know one of my fav bloggers also rocks the contacts and glasses. 🙂

  • Theodora @ Losing Weight in the City June 22, 2010, 9:51 am

    I still haven’t found…what I’m looking for… 😉

  • Heather ODonnell June 22, 2010, 9:55 am

    Check out Zenni Optical (http://www.zennioptical.com/home.php) for cheap glasses. My husband and I each got a few pairs for mere dollars.

  • Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 22, 2010, 9:55 am

    For a long time I was looking for what I wanted to do with my life. Always joking but deep down serious that I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up (I’m 28 people!!), I just recently found it in the last 6 months. Come Sept I am going back to school to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

  • Amy @ForDGRedial June 22, 2010, 10:01 am

    OMG that picture is from outside the natural history museum in London isn’t it?!!! x

    • caitlin June 22, 2010, 10:03 am


  • Dynamics June 22, 2010, 10:07 am

    Keys. We lost all our keys. We figured the child put them in the trash, but the trash man had already come and gone before we could look. Four years later when moving, we found them in the bottom of a small portable file cabinet.

  • Angharad June 22, 2010, 10:10 am

    This is not metaphorical at all. I’ve lost my muscle tone and want it back! These days I just run and take the occasional yoga class but I kind of look like a skinny sack of potatoes. Must find muscle tone asap…Your recent challenge is inspiring me to do something similar!

    • Caitlin June 22, 2010, 10:49 pm

      Try NMTZ – it will build muscle fast!!

  • Brittney June 22, 2010, 10:12 am

    I am always losing articles of clothing. I’ve lost the same type of black sleeveless shell/top like 3 times and had to keep buying new ones! I also can’t find this certain blue shirt. I have no idea where it went.
    And I feel like I’m losing mileage on my running. Since my half marathon a few weeks ago I haven’t run more than about 4-5 miles. Which makes me sad because it took me a while to get to 13, but with this heat, it’s just tough to get more than 4-5 miles in without falling over! 🙁

  • allison @ livingoneday June 22, 2010, 10:16 am

    ahhhhh thats awesome! i love finding lost items!! i dont think ive lost anything material lately, but i know ive lost my way! i suddenly feel like i have no direction/nothing to look forward to after graduating last year! eek. someone help me find it!

  • jassy June 22, 2010, 10:23 am

    i couldn’t find the usb cable of my phone…glad i found it after a while…:)

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale June 22, 2010, 10:25 am

    I’m looking for some motivation at work! Lately, I’ve been in a bit of a burnout funk. After having a lot of stuff going on in my personal life (buying a house, graduating from business school), I’ve just kind of hit a wall… I need to get some enthusiasm back!

  • Danielle (Runs on Green) June 22, 2010, 10:32 am

    I always loose socks! It’s like…you put them in the washing machine and when they come out of the dryer…they *disappear*

  • Lauren June 22, 2010, 10:41 am

    I totally relate to the blindness thing. I’m a lot worse actually. -9.0 in both eyes. Been in glasses since I was two, and contacts since age eight. Yikes! I plan to get laser eye surgery at some point!

    • Rachel June 22, 2010, 11:37 am

      I was thinking the same thing! I’m -8.5 in both eyes and wish my eyes were only -5!

      • Lauren June 22, 2010, 11:53 am

        Can’t wait to get my eyes fixed for good. It will be amazing to wake up in the morning, and actually see without having to put anything on/in my eyes! Hooray, technology!

    • HTP Dad June 22, 2010, 1:12 pm

      Do it! The best money I ever spent.

      • Kat June 22, 2010, 1:37 pm

        I second that! I was -9.0 in both eyes and had surgery 3 years ago this month. Best thing i ever did. I am cheap but it was so worth every penny!

  • Kelly June 22, 2010, 10:42 am

    Wow, that is almost the EXACT breakfast I had this morning (I mush mine together too)!! Except I used vanilla chobani and flax instead of cinnamon 🙂

  • Poppy June 22, 2010, 10:47 am

    From one blind person to another, I totally understand the horror of losing a good pair of glasses. Glad you found them!

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run June 22, 2010, 10:50 am

    Congrats on finding your glasses! That’s awesome! I found an earring last time we moved that I thought was lost forever.

    Your breakfast looks very similar to mine, although I use TJ’s shredded wheat most days and haven’t tried oats. I love how the greek yogurt really fills me up!

  • Wei-Wei June 22, 2010, 10:51 am

    I love finding lost stuff when I’m organising! I hope the packing and everything is going well. I’ve lost my ability to eat intuitively… I want it back 🙁


  • Kelly June 22, 2010, 10:54 am

    Hahaha my glasses were missing for months and months also. I finally found them under my bed when I was digging out a suitcase. I was so excited.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 22, 2010, 11:01 am

    I think most people mix up their oatmeal bowls, I”m one of those weird people who actually doesn’t! That’s why I mix a little of the yogurt with the oats the night before (or 20 min. before if I’m running late) so the oats are softened a bit.

    I love finding something I thought was lost forever. One of the best feelings ever!

  • AngelaOSG June 22, 2010, 11:06 am

    I lost my mind sometime in 96…still looking for it

  • Rachel June 22, 2010, 11:10 am

    I got an eye infection last weekend so I’ve been wearing my glasses a ton lately. I have -6.25 vision so I am almost blind without my glasses/contacts. My glasses perscription hasn’t been updated in a long time so I hate wearing them. So, I wear my contacts like 24/7 and sleep in them even though I shouldn’t, and now I have an eye infection to show for it.

    I tried to get my lenses for my glasses updated but Lens Crafters wanted to charge me like $300!!! So, I am trying Wal-Mart next.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 22, 2010, 11:37 am

    girl, i’m totally blind too…but i can’t wear glasses because it messes with my depth perception too much!

    i would say that i lost (a long time ago) my self-confidence, and am in the process of finding it again. it’s a long road, but i know it’ll be worth it for me, my husband, and my future children to learn to love myself again!

  • Kacy June 22, 2010, 11:38 am

    I love the feeling of finding something you thought was lost forever! Glasses/contacts are so damn expensive. I’m envious of people with naturally perfect eyesight.

  • Camille June 22, 2010, 11:45 am

    I am so darn organized that I am never granted the fun experience of finding something cool that I thought I lost!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 22, 2010, 11:45 am

    Haha that’s awesome! I always find the most random stuff when I move. I’m usually a nazi about where I leave my things but my husband is awful at finding anything and so we always celebrate when we find his stuff somewhere odd.

    Glad you got your glasses!

  • Jenny June 22, 2010, 11:48 am

    I love finding things that you may have or may not have forgotten about (due to loss of hope!). Something so important like glasses, you must feel so much better now!

    I have lost weight loss momentum and am trying to find it again… so much goes on this time of year. Wish me luck in finding it, please.

    Have a great week and fun packing, maybe you’ll find more things!!
    Take care,

    • Caitlin June 22, 2010, 10:50 pm

      I also found my camera charger for my point and shoot!

  • Sarah for Real June 22, 2010, 12:22 pm

    I’ve lost my mind!!!

  • Ellen June 22, 2010, 12:28 pm

    Oh I lose things ALL the time! Which, you’d think would be hard to do in a tiny apartment, but it’s quite the opposite. I’m not organized, so I just kinda stuff and tuck things into any space I can find. I have items of clothing that I have somehow managed to lose. Ridiculous!


  • MelissaNibbles June 22, 2010, 12:38 pm

    My libido.

  • Katherine June 22, 2010, 12:51 pm

    nothing like a move to get things shuffling around and found. I’ve lost my self!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 22, 2010, 12:54 pm

    I lost my lunchbox recently and it’s driving me crazy!! I have to carry around all the individual pieces which is a pain. I guess I should just give up and buy a new one but I keep hoping it’ll turn up!

  • Hedda June 22, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Love the theme of your post 🙂
    I do not tend to lose material things, actually. Probably because I have an obsessive tendency to check every five minutes if I still carry with me all the items I carried with me 5 minutes ago :p
    But I do felt like I lost myself when developing anorexia. The true, living me was supressed by disorded thoughts and forces, who did not care about anything beside the calorie content of food and how much excercise I could do on the smallest amount of food possible.
    These days I am starting to find myself. Not the one I was three years back, but the Hedda I am today. I am starting to find my passions in life, and most importantly : my passion FOR life.

  • Matt June 22, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Hey, didja get a load of the nerd and her glasses?

  • Amanda Adams June 22, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Hm. I’m not feeling very metaphorical at the moment, so I’ll stick to material possessions.

    I thought I lost my iPod last week, which made bike rides a little harder and boring, but I found it yesterday! I must admit that I did a little jig but no screaming I’m afraid.


  • Nicole, RD June 22, 2010, 1:55 pm

    I’m blind as a bat, too! -7.25 and -6.5 — eep! I’ve been looking for our wedding picture DVD!!!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 22, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I hate, hate, HATE when I lose things. I will lie awake at night trying to remember where I last saw it. But the funny thing is I often dream about the lost item and end up finding it as a result! I guess my subconscious remembers even when I forget.

  • adrianna June 22, 2010, 2:17 pm

    oh darling, what if you couldn’t wear your contacts and had to see? no driving, watching tv, etc…poor thing! always keep a back-up pair around…we all know murphy’s law 😉 and your eyes and eye sight are certainly worth $100!
    glad they are found!

    and i’ve lost the book for my blackberry… and am a complete tech dumb dumb. little icons i cant seem to figure out, or how to change certain things. apparently i’ve lost my mind, too!

    • Caitlin June 22, 2010, 10:51 pm

      i was livin on the edge!!!

  • Mary June 22, 2010, 2:29 pm

    It is amazing what you find while you’re moving! 🙂 I love it.

  • ari June 22, 2010, 4:53 pm

    what! we have the same prescription! cool! well, not really because it’s an awful script.

    anyway, i’ve lost my healthy way of life, for the most part. i’ve been in argentina for two weeks (and have two weeks left), and while i’m having the time of my life, the argentines don’t exactly watch what they eat. four bottles of wine is the norm at dinner, pastries for breakfast. empanadas and pizza for lunch. vegetables are scarce and expensive because everybody just wants meat! oh well, it won’t kill me for a month, but i can’t wait to get back to regular exercise and healthy eating!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 22, 2010, 4:55 pm

    I know how you feel about your glasses. I broke my favourite D&G glasses a few months ago and I don’t feel the same without them! 🙁

    Also you’ve got me hooked on raw oats. I never knew they were so good!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 22, 2010, 7:13 pm

    Glad you found your classes! They are so stinking expensive. Which reminds me, I have to order more contacts stat.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now June 22, 2010, 8:59 pm

    my vision is just as bad and I don’t see how you do it! I can’t function without glasses or contacts one. I am literally useless!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 22, 2010, 10:51 pm

    I have lost my motivation lately … I am working on getting it back.

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