What Do You Want From Me?

Thank goodness I’m a leftover lover! I get sick of foods if I eat them every day for weeks on end, but back-to-back meals that involve the same foods do not bother me in the least. This is a very good thing considering there are only two people in our household and we often have some dinner leftover.

As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, my lunch today included a big bowl of hot leftover cauliflower, carrots and pork.

She's an Easy (Leftover) Lover

I also included a stick of string cheese on the side since I apparently have to eat cheese every single day. If you don’t see cheese in one of my meals, it was likely included in one of my snacks (and I typically don’t blog my snacks).

The Goods

Wednesday Lunch

I threw this lunch together as I was putting away last night’s dinner which made packing lunch for work a breeze this morning.

What Do You Want From Me?

Tell me, please!

In 2011, I would like to continue the betterment of this blog. Though I have some ideas of my own, you guys are the readers and I will obviously learn the most from YOU and your suggestions.

So now, in the words of Adam Lambert, I ask you, “What do you want from me?” (Hate that song, by the way.)

I would love to hear what you would like to see on the blog in the future… or what things I currently do on the blog that you would like to see featured more often.

Please comment away and know that I’ll be sure to listen to your ideas and will do my best to make this lil’ blog coolest blog in all the land! πŸ˜‰


  1. says

    You already document the majority of your life, so there really isn’t much to ask for, other than please travel more because I can’t afford it, that way I can live through you!


    • says

      haha you’d be surprised… aside from emails asking me about food/fitness regimens & sadie, the next most common question i get is probably “where did you get that shirt” or “where can i find those boots?” i always feel so funny posting about fashion b/c though i like it and enjoy cute clothes/accessories, i don’t feel like i have that much to offer! if you have specific topics/ ideas, i’m definitely open to it!


  2. Kristin says

    your blog is definitely a favorite of mine so i would hate to see it change—i love your exercise updates, meal documentation, recaps of your days/nights, and the personality that you let shine through in every post! thank you for a GREAT blog!


  3. Jess says

    OMG I hate that song too lol. One of the zumba classes I go to uses that song as the cool down and it drives me nuts.

    I love the blog as is…I love trying recipes you post here. The only thing I might be interested in are some fun workout ideas to beat the treadmill boredom I’ve developed…I tried a couple of the incline interval treadmill workouts you’ve posted before and loved them. Other than that, more of the same!! Oh and seeing Sadie’s face makes me really happy too πŸ™‚


  4. says

    i LOVE your blog and i love how you tell us about all your fun activities- there is always something new and exciting! I think maybe one thing that I would like to read more on is how you tackle ‘exercise ruts’ or little everyday feelings on food and exercise (if you do!) I always love your upbeat and positive attitude, but wonder if you ever ‘feel guilty’ or get in ruts with food or exercise.. sometimes I do and its good to just hear some advice from others!


  5. says

    I cannot stand that Adam Lambert song! As soon as I hear the first few notes of the song, I am sure to change the radio station!

    I really love your blog. I would like to see more recipes. Maybe some lunch and breakfast ideas for people who work. I can never figure out what to bring for breakfast or lunch that is healthy and will keep me full. πŸ™‚


  6. Shayla says

    I absolutely love your blog and it’s one of my favorites! I really love it just the way it is – you blog all your meals, workouts, recipes, photos of you and Ryan…you bring the readers into your world just perfectly. Maybe add in thoughts and feelings either good or bad about your relationship with exercise, food, etc. We all have our good and bad days so it’d be nice to see how you deal with those bad days since you’re always such a happy, positive person – which I love feeling through your blog b/c that then makes me a happier person. Either way, your blog is great as is and I’ll always be a loyal reader! πŸ™‚


  7. Shayla says

    Oh and I just remembered one more thing! I love the videos you’ve been doing lately; you’re food tutorials, Ryan’s guest workout video….maybe more videos of that and some of your workouts would be an awesome addition!


  8. Trish says

    Love it as is! πŸ™‚

    And love Sadie!!

    I’d like to know how you manage your time – how do you workout, eat, do errands, work full time, blog, moderate comments, take care of Sadie, take care of your self, spend time with hubby, and do everything? How do you do it all – and not go crazy? It seems like so much to do – and have a life on top of all the chores and work and all.


  9. Scarlett says

    Hey Julie! i have been reading about your insane, adorable;) dog for a while, and it had made me want one! What characteristics do you think the owner of a vizsla should acquire??


  10. Cindy says

    I love your blog! I visit multiple times a day! (Woops I hope that’s not excessive hehehe) Could you share some more advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle or eat healthy when with friends who don’t believe in that same lifestyle or who surround you with sweets? (Let’s just say the holidays are a tough time for me to maintain my healthy eating and exercise…) Thanks! : )


  11. Christina says

    Hi Julie! I am a relatively new reader and I love your blog – the recipes, pics of Sadie, and all your great outfits! Would love more of the same! πŸ™‚


  12. says

    More videos! and agreed even more recipes would be awesome!
    It would also be cool, as someone already mentioned to talk about the days where you struggle with body and weight and food. If you have those days,
    I dont know if its a physoge but you never talk about problems with that kind of stuff. or if you ever secretly feel guilty if you overeat.
    Idk just a thought!
    and maybe you just dont care! lol


  13. says

    Hmmm…how about another lunch date with Tina from FFF? Hahaha. I know that will happen, though. πŸ˜‰

    In all seriousness – I say don’t change a thing. You have a fabulous thing going here and it has grown so much just the way it is. Keep doing your thing and I’m sure people will continue to flock to PBF and its greatness.


  14. Mandy says

    Julie, I have had issues with food my entire life. Ive grown up with a family with many similar issues. I know you are in no way a health professional, but I just wanted to thank you for blogging. It makes me feel a sense of normality. Like their are normal people out their like you who live healthy. Just wanted to say Thank you!


  15. Mel says

    Hi Julie, I really love your blog and think you do a good job of keeping things interesting!

    I’d be interested in hearing a post on of Ryan’s advice (if he’d be willing to share) or what his favorite meals include. I know this is your blog but it’d be cool to hear the male’s input on health living or his advice for other guys – or for the girls cooking for them πŸ™‚


  16. says

    love the blog. i visit (read stalk) it multiple times a day πŸ™‚ more lunch ideas for workaholics on a budget and some giveaways or contests would be a good spice up!


  17. Liesel says

    Please don’t ever change your blog…I absolutely love the way you let your personality shine through! As a college student, your quick, healthy and delicious meal ideas save me on many nights when I just don’t know what to cook! If you don’t mind, I just have a quick question…you said you eat cheese every day (I love it and I do too!) but do you go for the low fat stuff? I hear so many nutritionists on tv and in magazines say to only eat low fat cheese, but the full fat stuff tastes sooo much better! What’s your opinion on this?


  18. Meagan says

    I love the blog “just the way it is” (channeling my inner Bruno Mars! πŸ˜‰ )

    I like the videos you’ve been doing lately! Fashion tips sound interesting too! I loved your wedding posts as well. The hand holding through the door was ADORABLE!

    I would love healthy baking ideas!

    Have a great New Year!


  19. says

    I like your blog the way it is, it’s one of my favourites. One of my favourite things about this kind of blogs are healthy recipes and thoughts on positive attitude about life. Especially the last topic seems to be one that would be amazing to read coming from you, because you seem like such a positive person! πŸ™‚


  20. Ruthie says

    Hi Julie!!! I have really enjoyed following your journey with Ryan through your engagement, wedding planning, wedding woes and now marriage! I am getting married on February 5th (38 days!) and I have gotten so many picture ideas, program ideas, menu ideas, etc from your blog!! Like someone mentioned above, I would love to hear more from Ryan. My future husband is a fitness fanatic and I am always trying to make meals to satisfy his BIG appetite. I would love to hear you and Ryan talk about balancing work/life/food/working out in the beginning of a marriage and any tips for soon to be newly weds!


  21. Laurie says

    I love your blog the way it is! especially Sadie ! πŸ™‚ I love your ideas on fitness, fashion, food menus, the recipes, family, etc. Keep up the great work (blog)!


  22. Kaitlyn says

    Hi Julie!

    I’ve been following for a little while now and I absolutely LOVE the blog. I think it’s pretty perfect just the way it is. I like how simple it is to navigate and that you keep the blog posts open, so I can easily scroll down and read over new updates rather than having to click links to open each individual one!

    I have found so much in common with a lot of your posts, from the mini meals you make, you philosophies, favorite workouts, and that my sister also lives in Florida so its funny to hear you talk about it because she says and talks about a lot of the same things!

    I’m actually even cooking up a batch of those Roasted PB Chickpeas as we speak. SO SO good, who wouldve thought?

    Keep it up. LOVE PBFingers.

    :] have a great new years!


  23. Liz says

    Love your blog! If possible maybe more workout clips? I loved the recent one you made with Ryan. I would especially love if you made a workout routine that you follow and could demostrate those moves.


  24. Sarah Elizabeth says

    I agree! More on fashion and beauty would be great! Also more on your workouts would be interesting as well. I love your blog as it is though – definitely one of my favorites!!


  25. says

    I really love your blog. I’ve been reading it for a couple months now & love that you don’t have a snobby “i’m better then all of you” attitude like some bloggers out there!

    I think more detailed workout plans would be great to see! You’re in such great shape & you’re super inspiring.

    Happy new year!


  26. Andrea says

    I would definitely like to see some snack ideas! I will be starting a full-time job in January and am so sick of eating granola bars all through University!

    I would also like to see some playlist songs that maybe you’ve discovered!


  27. Audrey says

    I am excited to hear more about what newlywed life is like for you and Ryan in 2011. I would also like to read about new races like 5ks that you might participate in. I am leaning towards possibly signing up for one and I need some inspiration. Thanks!


  28. Jenn says

    More sadie, especially in her cute sweaters:) I also really liked the workout “video”. I made my husband watch the one with Ryan and he found it helpful too. I love your blog, so really, just keep doing what you’re doing!


  29. Jessica says

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! You have a great attitude so it’s always a fun read. I would love to see more recipes and ideas for lower carb veggies. Thanks for doing what you do!


  30. says

    I hate that song too, it sucks! haha. I love your blog already, I especially love the humor and creativity you have! Maybe more recipes that are healthy? You are good at coming up with things I never thought of!
    And of course more videos! I love when you do them!


  31. Elyse says

    Julie, I too would enjoy more videos! I like the fitness one you and Ryan did the other day!! I love how you blog 3 times a day and talk about all your meals πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing your life with all of us!!


  32. Melissa says

    I like that your blog is a happy place. πŸ™‚ I am sure that you have hard days, bad days, ect. But I like that you don’t talk about it on here. You put together great outfits. Maybe more fashion. πŸ™‚ Or maybe show the entire outfit, I’d really like to know what you wore those colorful tights with.


  33. Lea says

    I love your blog! I can’t really get into/follow many blogs but yours is one that I’m on more than once each day! I only started reading fairly recently so I’m not sure if you’ve touched on this…but what are your beauty tips and what is your routine? I also liked the idea some other readers suggested about on-the-go snacks. I, too, am guilty of the granola bar diet when in school so help!
    Happy New Year!


  34. says

    I love your blog the way it is now!!! πŸ™‚

    Something that I want to do on my blog (but can’t yet because I don’t have nearly as many readers as you!) is to promote other bloggers by having a once a week guest post on a topic of their (or my) choosing. I think it is a great way to get viewership up on some of the smaller blogs. There are so many great blogs out there and I love finding new ones!


  35. Amy says

    I love your blog as it is now πŸ™‚ I love how you post your daily workouts, meals, and just life in general. It’s very well-balanced. If I had to request something, I would love to see more recipes, workout ideas/motivational tips, and videos. Oh, and the secret of how you stay so happy and upbeat all the time, too πŸ™‚

    Your blog is one of my favs!


  36. Maxine says

    Hi I’ve been reading your blog for awhile but this is my first comment…I really enjoyed when you did that demo video with Ryan, maybe more things like that would be fun: )


  37. Sheena says

    I enjoy everything about this blog. It’s fast become one of my favorites. I espec love seeing your lunches and dinner recipe’s. I don’t have a lot of healthy examples around me and it helps to see how healthy people actually maintain that. Your healthy dinner recipe’s also seem dude-friendly which is nice for my bf. I also enjoy your quirky sense of humor. Keep it up πŸ™‚


  38. Louise says

    I would love to hear more about your relationship with body image! You seem very happy and well adjusted and I would love to learn more about how you think about your body and how you became so comfortable and confident.


  39. megan says

    Ohh i agree with that..”more about your relationship with body image”. Also I like the idea of reading a “guy’s perspective” from Ryan! πŸ™‚ LOVE THE BLOG thoughh


  40. julie says

    JULIE!!!! I don’t comment very often but I would just like to tell you (and I think I am saying this on behalf of everyone) but I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ You really do INSPIRE your readers!! It is always the first blog I go to and your positivity is so uplifting!! You show us that we can have FUN with healthy living!! πŸ™‚

    My only request??? MORE VIDEOS!!!!! πŸ™‚ MORE VIDEOS!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

    We love you Julie!!! I am honored to have found your blog!! It has really helped me!!

    Happy New year!! I hope 2011 brings you endless joy and happiness!! It is well deserved!! πŸ™‚


  41. Laura @ Meet Virginia says

    The comments are great! I’d love to see more work out tips and pictures of puppy Sadie! πŸ™‚ Oh, and videos, too!


  42. Katelin says

    This is my favorite blog by far!!! It’s hard to think of what more I’d like to see! I agree with some of the comments that showing more workout routines would be interesting, but then again one thing I like about your blog is that it’s not ALL about your workouts…I love the Sadie & Ryan & family stories too! You have such a well-balanced lifestyle! You are so relatable! Other blogs sometimes make me feel overwhelmed with how absolutely perfect the bloggers are…or the insane meals they prepare. More videos is the only thing I can think of..I love the videos—although I still haven’t mastered curling my hair w a straightner…I need to revisit that one!


  43. Katelin says

    wait I thought of a topic..it may be too personal but I think one about how you save/manage/decide to spend money would be interesting. I think you’ve mentioned how much you love good deals at the grocery store, but you also have a lot of nice things! I just constantly contemplate what I want to splurge on, what I can afford, what’s worth spending more on, how much money I should be saving each month. I’d be interested to hear your opinion!


  44. Kelly says

    I love your blog as is but I always love to see a video! Videos on anything would be awesome..workout tips, recipes, etc. I would also love to hear more about how you stay motivated, what made you change to a healthy lifestyle, etc. I am in a rut!


  45. Lexie says

    I don’t comment much, but read your blog everyday and love it! I say some more snack ideas and definitely more Sadie πŸ™‚ She is so hilarious to me!


  46. says

    Julie, I love your blog–it’s one of my favorites! Thanks for taking time to document things the way you do; I know that it must take up a good chunk of your time, and I just wanted to tell you how I have a girlcrush on you cool I think you are.

    I think I’d enjoy more videos! I really enjoyed Ryan’s workout tutorial, and I think you guys could develop a series of webisodes. πŸ™‚


  47. Kim says

    Hi Julie,
    I love your website, I wouldnt change a thing, however I would like to see something like a book club added, where people including yourself can suggest books. I am always looking for a new book to read and I think this feature would be fun.


  48. says

    One more thing just crossed my mind, but it may be a strange request … Your posts about your family always make me smile, but they also make me yearn for such good family relationships that you seem to have. I mean, I don’t have a bad relationship with my family at all, but I miss the warmth&communication that I feel should be there. So, I don’t know, but hearing your thoughts/tips on this topic would be great!


  49. Emily says

    Hey Julie,

    I adore your blog! I’d love to see two things in the new year:
    1. More videos! They are so fun to watch!
    2. How/if you plan meals out in advance– at the grocery store and on a day-by-day basis

    Thanks, have a great day πŸ™‚


  50. Treacy says

    In 2011, would you mind filling us in on what your grocery lists look like? You have such great recipe ideas and always seem to have exactly what you need to make them. I would definitely like to try all of your recipes but every time I go into the grocery store I draw a blank! Fill us in!



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