Anchorman!  Anyone, anyone?


OK – so it’s technically my "Friday" and all I want is to be DONE with work.  I finally got my Internet working again (yay) so I’m trucking along.  Can’t wait to call quitting time!


I have been sups hungry all morning.  I snacked on an orange…


And a "green monster."


My green smoothie contained 3/4 cup skim milk and spinach.  MMMM.  The Husband said I’m suffering from a Liver Chi deficiency (don’t ask me to explain what that means, I’m not the Oriental Medicine doctor), so I’m trying to boost my iron intake.


Lunch was a simple wrap and a side of steamed broc.


My wrap contained chicken deli meat, pickles, and more spinach.  I feel like I’m turning green.


Plus, some granola and yogurt, which finally satisfied my hunger.


Did you know that the Average American….


  • Is middle class and works in an office, retail store, or hospital.
  • Owns a pet.
  • Watches 151 hours of television a month.
  • Earns $28,000 a year at the age of 25 and $42,000 at the age of 65.
  • Has some college education but not a degree.
  • Will be married and divorced at least once in their lifetime.
  • Owns their own home.


  • Erica February 26, 2009, 11:22 am

    hahaha love Anchorman! Yayy for lots of green- your body loves you for it 😉 Interesting facts.

  • Anna February 26, 2009, 11:25 am

    whoa that is a scary amount of TV. I think I average 5 hours per month? Because don’t have a TV in my dorm room!

  • Brandi February 26, 2009, 11:26 am

    yay for getting internet back!

    that’s a lot of tv!

  • Emily February 26, 2009, 11:27 am

    Yum! I had oranges today, too!

    Your green smoothie looks good. Do you add anything in addition to milk and spinach?

  • fitforfree February 26, 2009, 11:28 am

    Same ? as Emily: is the milk/spinach combo sweet enough as is?

    Those TV stats are depressing!! Think what you could do with that many hours of running, or practicing an instrument, or volunteering . . .

  • balanceisbest February 26, 2009, 11:30 am

    Interesting facts – salaries are pretty depressing. How can people own (and keep up) a home on that income?!

    Thanks for the comment yesterday, you DID make me laugh. AND there may have been some truth to your explanation – who knows! Thanks again!!!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

    OH and I am SOOOOO amazed by the Gasparilla races this weekend. You will do GREAT! Just keep your pace…the mere fact of finishing is impressive enough!

  • choco9 February 26, 2009, 11:32 am


    You are just a woman. With a small brain. It’s science.


  • peanutbutterandjuli February 26, 2009, 11:32 am

    The title of your blog popped up on my Google Reader and I almost snorted my coffee. Which would have been bad for many reasons, one of which I’m sneaking it in the library right now…

    I need to hop on this green smoothie train, although they look scary!

    Thanks for those facts 🙂 So crazy and interesting.

  • Betsy February 26, 2009, 11:32 am

    Oh man I would not want half of those things considered “average”… yikes!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 26, 2009, 11:33 am

    the spinach smoothie tastes OK with just skim and spinach. it kind of tastes the way you would expect it to taste — i.e. not sweet.

  • Nicole ( February 26, 2009, 11:33 am

    I’m loving all the green food 😀

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 26, 2009, 11:34 am

    choco9 – scotch, scotch, scotch, swimming around, in my belly.

  • Dori February 26, 2009, 11:41 am

    I’m iron deficient, which is surprising considering all I eat is protein! Interesting about the money the average American makes – then again the average American doesn’t live in NYC!

  • Missy February 26, 2009, 11:43 am

    Love the wrap! Those fun facts just made me feel much better about my salary!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK February 26, 2009, 11:49 am

    that is my favorite Will Farrel quote ever …..

  • Leah February 26, 2009, 12:01 pm

    A green monster!!!

    What a great lunch!

    Happy “Friday” hehe 🙂

  • choco9 February 26, 2009, 12:12 pm

    It’s a formidable scent. It stings the nostrils. I’m gonna be honest with you, Brian, that smells like pure gasoline.

    Okay I’ll stop. I have to go put some Sex Panther on and get going.

    Caitlin you are the balls.

  • alessa February 26, 2009, 12:19 pm

    i hope i dont get divorced. 🙁

    you are motivating me to boost my spinach intake.. i know its necessary!

  • Runeatrepeat February 26, 2009, 12:34 pm

    Anchorman is one of my faves!

  • Danielle February 26, 2009, 1:01 pm

    That is so much TV! Wow, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked but I am.

  • Matt February 26, 2009, 1:16 pm

    Enjoy your “Friday”!

  • sara February 26, 2009, 1:30 pm

    wow … i guess i’m only average in one regard (that i work in a hospital).

    good luck with Gasparilla this weekend! 🙂

  • Tina February 26, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Those stats are crazy! Especially the salary versus owning a home!

  • foodsthatfit February 26, 2009, 2:55 pm

    That is a lot of t.v. Although I would be scared to know how much time I spend on the computer, the time goes by so quickly blogging!

  • Marian's eats February 26, 2009, 3:05 pm

    turning green? me too! I think I’m liking it though:)

  • February 26, 2009, 3:21 pm

    interesting about the “Average” american. good lord i hope i dont watch that much tv, but i probly do!

  • jenngirl February 26, 2009, 4:12 pm

    haha OMG I love that Anchorman quote!! I love lamp.

    Those stats are quite interesting…especially the college degree one.

    Happy Thursday!! 🙂

  • Anonymous February 26, 2009, 4:19 pm

    Hi Caitlin!

    I am looking for advice. I’ve decided to really buckle down and start losing weight. I am going home for spring break this week, and I was wondering what kind of food to bring back for my dorm room, that is healthy but won’t spoil. I want to try and stay away from carbs, but the only healthy snacks that will keep in my room i can think of are bars and cereal. And I don’t like to have too many bars , bc in the past I’ve had a couple incidents of binging that I am ashamed of

    sorry if that was like TMO.. but any advice would be great thanks!

  • ksgoodeats February 26, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Ah the average American facts are kind of scary! I mean, that’s a whole lot of TV!!

    I’ve tried to watch Anchorman three times now but I always fall asleep!

  • Janet February 26, 2009, 4:28 pm

    I’m a fan of all the green! 😉

    Wow, the statistics about Americans makes me very thankful for my life!

  • Mica February 26, 2009, 4:59 pm

    Oh, Caitlin. You’re so wise…like a miniature Buddha…covered in hair.

    (Please tell me you get that reference and don’t think I just insulted you.)

  • Every Gym's Nightmare February 26, 2009, 5:12 pm

    its my friday too!

    wow- nuts stats. I dont feel so bad about my salalry anymore either 😉

    Kelly Turner

  • teacherwoman February 26, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Very interesting stats on the Average American!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 26, 2009, 8:05 pm

    anon – hey there! let me think about my own dorm days… i did eat a lot of cereal! but i also did weekly shopping trips for yogurt, deli meat, string cheese, bread, and veggies. i’d store them in a small dorm fridge, and it was great. i think other good options are organic canned soups (lentil has a lot of protein), nuts, etc. you can even make sweet potatoes and black beans in the microwave! if you get a hand blender, you could make fruit smoothies or protein shakes!

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