The New Samantha Brown

by Holly on December 3, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,seriousness

Thank you all SO MUCH for your wonderful comments on yesterday’s post!

Not only was the support overwhelming, but many of you could relate to this dilemma.  I will definitely be able to blog on the days I only have to work one job, but on the other days…we will see how that goes. If blogging paid the bills, we could all blog regularly + comment our buns off.  However, as much as I’d like that to be true, it’s not.  It’s easy to want to up readership, get more comments and grow your blog…heck, I do!  But along with dreams, there’s got to be a healthy dose of reality.

Plus, if I was a professional full-time blogger, how would I ever host my own show on the Travel Channel? Or how would Kailey and I ever get our own joint show on the Travel Channel?

Move over Samantha Brown, Snackface and Everythingtarian are coming after you!

As much as I would love to continue to babble on about my ultimate dream job, there is food to be had here – including a stellar bowl of Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal this morning!

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
drizzle of agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1 spoonful AB


After a couple days of not-so-stellar eating, I vowed to photograph everything I ate today and up my “roughage” intake (which Mama Everythingtarian recommended to get my digestive system back on track).  So, I hit up my fave cafe for some salad bar action alongside a bag of BBQ PopChips


If I remember correctly (which I probably don’t), my salad contained:

  • spinach
  • cucumber
  • beets
  • raisins
  • broccoli salad
  • carrots
  • green pepper
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • tomatoes
  • sunflower seeds
  • cucumber yogurt dressing

Yes, I think that about covers it.

Snacktime included some chili lime almonds (TDF – to die for)…


…and by the way, I already have several ideas + titles of shows ready in case the Travel Channel calls.  FYI.

My pre-workout snack was some homemade nonfat Greek yog + sliced naner + strawberry lavender honey jam. Twas’ delicious, due to the sophistication of that jam.  It’s dang good.


After work, I hit up the gym for a 30-minute jaunt on the elliptical before heading to a 60-minute yoga class.  Both were quite delightful, although I had a hard time concentrating in yoga class.  For some reason, my monkey mind was swinging away, but I finally did scissors pose for the first time.  Booyah.


Mine definitely did NOT look that good, however.

When I arrived home, I was STARVING.  Enter in poor man’s grilled cheese:


I toasted a French Meadow hemp bagel, then put a couple slices of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar and popped it in the microwave.  Welllll….I definitely overtimed that sucker because I ended up with lots of melty cheese on my plate.  But I’m not complaining.

Now I am eating a plateful of brussel sprouts, going to go shower, make some more progress on my freelance writing project and get to bed a bit early tonight.

Thanks again for all the love.

Y’all are the best.


What is your dream job? Look above.  If that doesn’t come true however, I would be more than happy to take over from Oprah or replace Casey Wilson on Saturday Night Live .

P.S. Do you guys like the small font or the new larger font better?  Is it easier to read?


Dawn (HealthySDLiving) December 4, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Omg sooo many dreams…
Hosting a travel/eats show would be aaaamazing! Anything involving travel really would be a dream come true!

me December 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Hi, what kind of freelance writing do you do? I really want to do some, do you have any suggestions or legitimate connections? Thanks! You can email me if you want.

Erica December 5, 2009 at 6:24 am

I totally hear ya on the struggle to fit in blogging. Too many good eats today. Your dinner looks ah freaking mazing. And you know I want some brussels! Can’t wait to see the chili recipe (thank you for remembering me :)). Dream job- to teach group fitness full time and to run a healthy cafe or frozen yogurt restaurant

Lo December 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm

lovebug…. thanks for the sweet comment on my layout! I am working on adding some stuff but i am digging it so far! my dream jobski would def be working as a writer/food critic/ work on a wine vineyard in california or in italy…. how fun would it be to drink wine all day? haha. I like the larger font on ur posts I think, but whatever u do is always awesome…just like that oatmeal.

this comment is so mish mashed up. lol!


Katie December 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I would pay as much as $15 for that salad you made. It looks unbelievable!

I would own my own bakery or coffee shop – or combo. And I want to work with Meeker at some point…

Jess December 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

My dream job is to work for a top basketball program in the country’s team and be their physical therapist/injury go-to-woman/personal trainer. That would be AMAZING…

Great eats, girl!
<3 jess

Nicole December 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

HA! I love your blog! You crack me up! If you were ever to have your own show or a spot on the SNL cast, I would def watch you :)

janetha December 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

CHILE LIME ALMONDS. that is all.

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