by Holly on December 17, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,holidays,lunch,workouts

That’s what my body’s been from fruits + vegetables.  Dee-pry-vd.

I’ve spent practically all my non-food blogging days consuming mass quantities of carbs in the form of cookies, honey wheat twist pretzels, candy, cinnamon sugar almonds, buttered popcorn and other carbadelicious things I can’t even remember.  Quite frankly, it is most likely the cause of my fatigue, general sense of ‘offness’ and tiredness.  When I lack on the fruit + vegetables, my body does NOT like me.

Don’t get me wrong…I am all about livin’ it up Ja Rule-style during the holidays. However, as the title of my blog suggests, be an Everythingtarian, not a Carbatarian (as tempting as that is).

So this morning, I had a talkin’ to myself and laid down the healthy living law, starting with Pumpkin Coconut Oatmeal.

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch salt
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
drizzle of Xagave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
Bekah’s Coconut Chia granola
small sprinkle coconut
almond butter


Perfection. And instead of eating my routine morning snack, I let my stomach tell me when it wanted to eat.  Novel idea, right? Letting your stomach actually growl once in awhile is pure crazy :).

The growling commenced around 11:45am (about 4 hours after breakfast), and I decided it was time to bring in the big guns: a ginormous salad bar from my fave lil’ cafe


That would be…

  • spinach
  • beets
  • green pepper
  • cucumber
  • carrots
  • broccoli salad
  • banana peppers
  • tomatoes
  • raisins
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 2 tbsp. cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup garbanzos
  • cucumber yogurt dressing

With a Diet Coke and some honey wheat twist pretzels, let’s just say my stomach was very happy.  And by happy, I mean fiber-filled.  And by fiber-filled, I mean gassy.  And by gassy…well, you get the picture.

As an Everythingtarian, there is still ALWAYS room for treats.  Especially when they are at an office Christmas party with your co-workers and boss…and spiked hot chocolate enters the picture (again).



One spiked hot chocolate (with Peppermint Schnapps), three delish cookies, a candy cane and a present exchange later, good times were had.  Maybe it was the Schnapps, maybe it was the spirit of the season or maybe it was the grand exchange of gifts…all I know is that when you can find a boss that supports drinking dee Schnapps at work, you keep her around as long as you can.

After work, I took a cue from this girl who got it from that girl who borrowed it from this girl and busted out an awesome 25-minute treadmill workout.

minute # speed incline
1 3.5 0
2 4.0 0
3 4.5 0
3-5 6.0 1
5-6 6.5 0
6-8 6.0 2
8-9 7.0 0
9-11 6.0 3
11-12 7.5 0
12-14 6.0 4
14-15 8.0 0
15-17 6.0 5
17-18 7.5 0
18-20 6.0 4
20-21 7.0 0
21-23 6.0 3
23-25 3.5 2

graph courtesy of girl #1

Gah…why have I skipped two weeks of workouts? I know I feel so much better when I just do it! After running, I went to a 75-minute Power Flow Yoga class, which was gl-gl-gl-gl-horious!

I ate a banana walking home from the gym, then devoured a yummy breakfast burrito when I actually arrived home…

sprouted grain tortilla
2 eggs
1 grated carrot
1 Sunshine Breakfast patty
salt + pepper


Yesterday, I also arrived home to a very special surprise.

I have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the incredible thoughtful, sweet and kind Janetha. Without me knowing anything, she completely surprised me by sending me a COFFEEMAKER!


The thing is – it’s not even about the coffeemaker – it’s about the fact that she took the time to think of me and out of the generosity of her tiny soul (she’s 5’1’…for the record :)), knew this was something I wanted.  I am so incredibly lucky to count Miss Janetha B. as a friend, as well as the rest of you in the blogosphere.

You are probably wondering when I am going to stop rambling.

Yeah, not quite yet.  First…

Alright…I think I am done.  This is what happens when you don’t get the chance to regularly blog – the rambling, bad jokes and giveaway reminders all come at once.  Which reminds me, I haven’t done a This and That post in awhile…

If you could be a singular food-tarian for a day (without any side effects), what would it be? For example, I would definitely be an icecreamatarian!

What’s the last random act of kindness someone did for you? Look above :).


Lynn @ The Actors Diet December 19, 2009 at 12:59 am

aw that’s incredibly sweet of janetha!!!

Emily (The Experimentarian) December 19, 2009 at 7:32 am

Awww! Yay for coffeemakers and Janetha! That salad makes me crave one–and it’s only 6:00 in the morning! We’ll see if that desire sticks around for lunch! xoxo

Faith December 19, 2009 at 10:17 am

That lunchtime salad looks mighty good! Aww, how sweet of Janetha!

Traci December 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

Spiked Hot Chocolate? Yum! Looks like my run will have to be the treadmill tomorrow too. We have a forecast here in Boston calling for 12-18 inches of the white stuff. UGH! Happy Weekend!

Susan December 19, 2009 at 11:43 am

Ohmygosh, seeing that gift from Janetha makes me want to cry all over again!!!!!!! That is SO sweet of her and so deserving for you. Both of you are two ladies I lovelovelove. Okay. Sapfest over.

I eat on a pretty regimented schedule too. It’s so funny when I actually skip a snack to let my tummy growl. And soooo much more satisfying when I fill it back up again.

Did you WALK at 4.5 mph?? I have weirdo gazelle legs and I can’t even do that!

Liz December 19, 2009 at 3:36 pm

It looks like you have undeprived your body with that awesome salad. I really want to try some of that cucumber yogurt dressing. Sounds amazing!

Gina December 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Oooh my goodness, I’ve been deprived of some veggies too! That spiked cocoa is calling my name! :-P

Katie December 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I feel you on the carb loving… up until dinner tonight, everything I’ve even over the past few days have been of the beige and/or doughy variety. My tum is NOT pleased.

So kind of Janetha. I love the blogworld :-)

devan December 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

i’d be a pumpkinatarian!! or appleatarian. or PBatarian. or all of the above combined-atarian!

your pumpkin oats look great.. i think i shall make that in the morning!

Melissa December 20, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’b be a bellpepperatarian or a sushi-atarian… love my peppers and love my veggie rolls even more! : )

Love the blog! You’re too cute!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) December 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I would definitely be a peanut butter-tarian. Oh goodness, that would be wonderful!

Love your Friday eats (esp. the salad!) and awesome job on the treadmill workout! Inclines and speed changes work the body good :-)

Hope your weekend was a great one!

Jess December 20, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Great carbilicous post! Sounds like you are enjoying yourself! Enjoy the veggies and fruits as well–that salad looks fantastic! Everything sounds deliciousss
<3 jess

glidingcalm December 21, 2009 at 10:54 pm

ive been slacking on the veggies too! it is hard to eat salads when it was so cold out! i had one this evening for the first time in TOO LONG and i literally had to take a hot shower IMMED. afterwards.

ja rule reference = why you never cease to amaze me.


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