Afternoon! I’m doing pretty well without coffee (so far).  My morning cup of tea probably starved off any headaches from withdrawal. It’s not that I think coffee is BAD (I think it can be good, actually), I just hate the feeling of dependence, and that’s why I’m cutting it out for Crap Free Week.


I had a Crap Free Snack and a Crap Free Lunch… and they were both delicious!  I snacked on a perfectly delicious navel orange.

And lunch was a healthy stirfry.


My stirfry contained:


  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup kidney beans
  • Steamed broc and sugar peas
  • 1 egg, fried in EVOO
  • Pepper and Paprika


I just cooked everything separately and threw it into the wok to brown it up. Yum!


One of the other things I’m trying to do as part of Crap Free Week is drink a lot of water.  My water bottle comes with a handy "counter" so you can tell how many ounces of water you’ve drank.  Each "click" is 32 oz.


I’m on #2! 🙂


Random Question:  What’s your favorite reality show of all time?  I loved Joe Millionaire SO MUCH.  Do you remember that one? That concept only really works for 1 season, though!



  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! February 5, 2009, 10:50 am

    colorful and delicious stir-fry!

  • Erica February 5, 2009, 10:53 am

    Good job with the caffine. Fav reality- hmmmmmmmmmmmmm gosh I can’t decide. Real Housewives of the OC, Top Chef, American Idol (is this considered reality tv???)

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 5, 2009, 10:58 am

    As far as the best reality shows, its got to be Top Chef, Project Runway, Idol and Survivor. As for as the “worst,” do you remember Average Joe? So sad and funny.

    Way to be crap free!!!

  • HangryPants February 5, 2009, 11:11 am

    Average Joe was a good one Sarah!

    Very cool water bottle.

    You will be so proud. I just downloaded soooo much B. Spears.

  • inmytummy February 5, 2009, 11:13 am

    I like the granddaddy of all reality shows, The Real World.

  • Tami February 5, 2009, 11:13 am

    the one that started it all…real world. i think the real world was the first reality show but has never gotten the credit for it. i haven’t watched it in years but i use to love it

  • Julie February 5, 2009, 11:13 am

    Amish in the city!! It’s an oldie, and no on probably even remebers it but I loved it! 5 or so Amish kids movie to the city w/ 5 non-amish kids for “rumspringa”. They live in a house real-world style and do non-amish things. It was awesome. I kind of love Amish people, they facinate me.

  • brandi February 5, 2009, 11:14 am

    That’s a cool water bottle! I’ve never seen one like that before.

    I love Top Chef and Project Runway. We watch American Idol and Survivor sometimes, too

  • fitforfree February 5, 2009, 11:25 am

    I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I get a huge kick out of rock of love…..

  • Nicole ( February 5, 2009, 11:30 am

    Mmmmm, everything looks delish! I love the water bottle, that is a great idea.

  • Sarah W. February 5, 2009, 11:35 am

    BIG BROTHER!!! is my fav! followed by:

    Amazing Race
    Real Housewives of OC
    The Bachelor (i know i know..)

    I'm a reality tv junkie..I also like
    Girls Next Door
    Jon & Kate plus 8


    Average Joe was the "worst" but man my gf's and I in college gathered every week to watch it!!!

  • greendogwine February 5, 2009, 11:41 am

    MMM – your stirfry looks amazing! I put egg in mine too and that totally threw my husband off the first time he saw it! Glad to see others do it too!

  • eatingtolivelovelaughtri February 5, 2009, 11:59 am

    I am new to the blogging community but I wanted to say hi and commend you on the Crap Free Week. The caffeine would be the hardest thing for me because I am a coffee junkie.
    Favorite reality show would have to be WIfe Swap. It always makes me very happy that I get to come home to my normal husband every night. There are some crazy people out there! : )

  • ksgoodeats February 5, 2009, 12:02 pm

    Joe Millionaire – HAH! I remember that show!! I love that water bottle – where did you get it?

    Real Housewives of OC or John and Kate Plus 8

  • bb February 5, 2009, 12:14 pm

    MTV aired this reality TV type documentary called “Fat Camp” that I LOVED. Just about kids at a fat camp…but it was delightful.

  • dailygoods February 5, 2009, 12:17 pm

    i loveeeee the amazing race! Ooh, and project runway, and top model 🙂

  • MyRunningJourney February 5, 2009, 12:54 pm

    I loved Joe Millionaire!!! I am a huge TV junkie; the reality shows I watch are The Girls Next Door, The Bachelor, American Idol, Amazing Race, Biggest Loser, Toddlers & Tiaras. There are a bunch of others that aren't on right now that I watch too. It's sad 🙁

  • Amanda February 5, 2009, 12:57 pm

    OMG Joe Mill! When my now boyfriend and I were dating back in HS, I can still remember going over to his house every Monday night after indoor lacrosse and watching “Joe Mill” … was the girl’s name Zora?!?!

    I used to really really love Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey … hmm what happened haha

    I LOVE Jon and Kate + 8 and Project Runway the most! I have just gotten into The Biggest Loser this season and watch Top Chef sometimes for yummy ideas!

  • katecooks February 5, 2009, 1:01 pm

    Good Luck with CFW!!! you ladies will do great I'm sure. I just started a blog of my own and am so inspired by challenges like this one!!

    reality tv hmm i love project runway & the biggest loser! and america's next top model!!!! is anyone else extremely entertained by tyra??

  • Bec February 5, 2009, 1:07 pm

    I have a major reality show addiction, love the hills, the city, Laguna beach, real housewives etc but I loved the show Joe Smoe or something where they tricked the guy into thinking he was on a reality show but really everyone else was actors. I think it was on Spike tv or something, either way it was ridiculous!

  • Meg February 5, 2009, 1:15 pm

    Love your stir-fry!!

    I love to watch Baby Story on TLC.

  • balanceisbest February 5, 2009, 1:16 pm

    haha, I do remember Joe Millionaire! But, I have to say that Project Runway is my favorite reality show!

    I’m glad that the coffee withdrawals aren’t weighing you down. Your CFW foods for today look perfectly delicious to me!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • biz319 February 5, 2009, 1:21 pm

    I love that oranges are in season – they are so good!

    I loved Beauty and the Geek – that was me and my hubby’s guilty pleasure!

  • Dori February 5, 2009, 1:21 pm

    I LOVED The Mole the first two seasons (I was in high school) and Anderson Cooper was the host! And I used to love Real World but it’t just not the same anymore. Your stiry-fry looks wonderful!

  • sarah February 5, 2009, 1:25 pm

    It is really, really embarrassing, but my boyfriend got me hooked on Rock of Love. (I’m taking him to see Bret Michaels for his birthday surprise…shhhh.)

    Your stir fry looks sooo good!


  • Thinspired February 5, 2009, 2:07 pm

    I am such a sucker for stir-fries.
    Favorite reality show = America’s Next Top Model!

  • Olga February 5, 2009, 2:08 pm

    I really like your stir fry it looks like a really easy and delicious lunch/dinner option!

    And my fave reality show, if I could consider it that, is Project Runway! O0o and everything on the Food Network =]

    thanks for your bday wishes!

  • luckytastebuds February 5, 2009, 2:10 pm

    You never fail to amaze me with how beautiful your concoctions! I wish stir-fry’s like yours just magically appear in my fridge. hehehe… look! Even just the ordinary orange looks fabulous. 🙂 (I love them too by the way…the sweeter, the bigger, the better!)

    My favorite reality show….America’s next top model?? Top Chef!! if that counts! heheheh

  • Caitlin February 5, 2009, 2:15 pm

    all time? that is difficult. I am a reality tv junkie!!

    Big Brother is prob. my fav though!!

  • Susan February 5, 2009, 2:18 pm

    That stir-fry looks so good! My favorite reality tv shows include: The Bachelor and The Real World…and I used to really like Road Rules (on MTV) back when they would drive around in a Winnebago. I always wanted to audition…

  • Vegan On Stage February 5, 2009, 3:02 pm

    crap free week sounds great! I gave up coffee/ caffine and you wouldnt believe how much MORE energy you have once you cut it out.

    my favorite reality show is DEF THE BIGGEST LOSER!!! im obsessed!!! TOP CHEF comes in at a close second..oh and Americas next top model and and!!!

  • Carolina John February 5, 2009, 3:25 pm

    yes, joe millionaire was awesome. the second season wasn't as good as the first, but it still rocked.

    i've gotten hooked on Big Brother as an all time fav. Season 5 & 6 were the best, but I still don't miss a minute.

  • Marissa February 5, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Yummy looking stir fry! My favorite reality show of all time is by far Jon and Kate Plus 8!!

  • balanceisbest February 5, 2009, 4:11 pm

    FYI I just laughed out loud when I read your comment on Gina’s blog regarding the Zumba video! I think we would be good real-life friends in addition to blogger friends!

  • Jewels February 5, 2009, 5:40 pm

    Crap free week sounds like a great idea…and so much healthier than an extreme detox diet.

  • Kath February 5, 2009, 5:43 pm

    Totally agree about the coffee dependence more than the drink itself.

    And love that water bottle counter!!

  • jane February 5, 2009, 6:03 pm

    top chef/chopped/iron chef- all those cooking shows!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) February 5, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Yummy stir fry! Thanks for the birthday message. 🙂

  • tryingforatri February 5, 2009, 6:20 pm

    That water bottle is such a great idea!

    I’m a sucker for reality shows, the Real World is probably my favourite though. America’s Next Top Model is a close second!

  • Mica February 5, 2009, 6:31 pm

    I have to admit, I kind of loved “Celebrity Fit Club”. I also went through a period of addiction to “Miami Ink” before I got my tattoo.

    Good job keeping the caffeine money at bay. 🙂

  • Lauren February 5, 2009, 6:56 pm

    How can anyone choose just one favorite mindless reality show…haha mine would include, Top Chef, American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen, The Hills, Biggest Loser, and my one guilty pleasure…A Shot at Love (mainly because it makes me feel a lot more grounded and fulfilled by how incredibly pathetic these people are!)

  • Angie Eats Peace February 5, 2009, 7:34 pm

    I am still a “Real World” girl.

  • kelsey February 5, 2009, 8:03 pm

    Super cute water bottle!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 6, 2009, 8:54 am

    Oh the stir fry looks yummy! We had a stir fry a few weeks ago and it was one of my favorite meals EVER.

    I’m a reality tv addict so it’s hard to pick one favorite but I guess if I had to, I would choose Big Brother or Amazing Race. But then again, I do love Survivor and The Bachelor. Ha ha!

  • Bridget February 6, 2009, 8:18 pm

    Stir fry looks amazing!!

    thank you for your thoughts, too. I appreciate them so much. <3

    I loved Joe Millionaire! It was a great show-especially with most of floor 16 watching! Now (in America), my favorite reality shows are mostly Food Network shows. In Japan, I watch a lot of the crazy game shows that are uniquely Japanese. It helps while studying the language, for sure!!! =)

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