July 8, 2010 at 8:28 am 10 comments

Today is a big day in my life.  It’s huge.  It’s wonderful.  It’s one of the best days of the year.

Why, you might be asking?

No, it’s not my birthday, anniversary or Christmas.

It is the day that BIG BROTHER 12 PREMIERES!

Since the American version began in 2000, I have not missed a season.  The only season I didn’t watch was the one they had in the winter when the writer’s strike was going on.  Something about watching BB when it was snowing out just didn’t feel right.  For me, summer is now epitomized by spending three nights a week on my couch, in front of the tube, watching other people’s drama.  It drives my husband nuts, although every year – amidst his complaints – he ends up getting sucked into the drama too.  It is magnetic that way!

So please, bear with me, if this journal becomes less about frugality and healthy living and more about the televised antics of reality star wannabes 🙂

To kick off this most glorious day, I had yet another Barley Bowl!

I could get used to this.

  • 3/4 cup cooked pearl barley, cooled in the fridge
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 apricots, sliced
  • 1 giant spoonful of peanut butter
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Almost exactly the same as yesterday’s, minus blueberries.

Why is nut butter so powerful?

Also: why doesn’t my iPhone camera have a zoom lens?

I am now going to pretend to work when all I can think about is the drama-filled summer to come!


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    We’re the same way with America’s Next top model 🙂 Hubby gets sucked in and ends up having his favorites and offering hos opinion on who he thinks will be eliminated.
    It’s too funny.

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

      A few years ago, I watched America’s Next Top Model too and my husband got sucked into it too. He would make such catty commentary about the women. It was hilarious!

  • 3. Carrie @ TV and Dinners  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:53 am


    I hope one of the boys is hot.

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

      I will take a boy who is even half as hot as Jeff!

  • 5. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I’m so excited for Big Brother too!!!!!!! 😀 I think this needs more exclamation marks.


    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

      I am feeling you on the exclamatory love! I am so glad you, too, are a fan. We are going to have quite the blog commentary train this summer 🙂

  • 7. Therese  |  July 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I always feel like such a loser for not watching reality TV! LOL I used to watch Survivor faithfully for, like, the first six years, and then I got sick of all the reality shows! But I hope this season is everything you want it to be!!! I’m still trying to find a show to fill in my Lost void…

    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

      I think you are anything but a loser for having a life that does not involve reality television! 🙂

  • 9. Erika  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    this am i had yogurt topped with granola and sliced banana and apricot. i thought about adding a spoonful of peanut butter but couldnt bring myself to do it. anyways… it was delicious and filling!

    • 10. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      That sounds like an awesome breakfast! Granola is very filling, so I don’t blame you about the peanut butter. Have you tried almond butter? Now that will change your life! 🙂


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What happens when you love to eat healthy (and some unhealthy!) food, love to live frugally, and love to write? You start a food blog, of course. Of course!

Eating well and living frugally does not always come easy, but Lord help me, I am trying! This blog will detail my endeavor to live the best life possible. This will include pictures of my cats, odes to almond butter, and the general miscellany that makes up my life. Enjoy!

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