I’m feeling better, a lot better. I think Lily is, too. Thank you for all your well wishes, especially for my baby girl.
I took another day off from working out yesterday as I have an 8-miler planned today. I’m going to be really realistic with everything and not over-do it!!
I caved and went to the chiropractor with this neck pain I’ve been experiencing. He took x-rays and thinks it’s something with the nerves in my neck. I’m experiencing some numbness, tingling, and obviously, soreness. I have another appointment this morning to go over my x-rays and get some relief through manual stimulation. Well, hopefully I’ll get some relief.
Yesterday was so wonderful being away from work. I spent time in the garden and soaked it all in. For me, gardening is so spiritual. When I see things grow it’s so raw, so natural, so amazing…magical. I can’t help but feel more alive during my time in the garden than any other time during the week. It’s rejuvenating and so real.
Have you seen this Slim Fast ad? If not, take the few seconds to watch…and become enraged.
Thank you, Ashley for bringing this ad to my attention. I don’t see ads much because I never watch TV that is not stored on my DVR, allowing me to fast forward through all the commercials. Thank goodness, I couldn’t handle seeing this all the time.
Question: Have you seen this ad? Do you think this is good advertising on Slim Fast’s part, or just completely wrong?
I do want to say that after seeing that commercial, I can GUARANTEE people believe Every. Last. Word. People WANT the quick fix, not the daily sweat session and balanced diet. Join my fellow RD, Gina, and myself combat such advertising. Gina has great directions here on how to help. Thank you in advance! This may seem insignificant to you, those who are educated on gimmicks, but people believe advertisements as such. Promise.
I got a great reader question this week, and I wanted to share because it is an excellent, common question.
Chelsea: What is the health benefit of eating fresh veggies versus frozen ones? I am not talking about the veggies packaged with sauces, etc, just plain veggies purchased in a large freezer bag. I live alone and generally only cook for myself, so I find that keeping bags of frozen veggies in my freezer can prevent me finding rotting veggies in my fridge that were hiding behind the milk.
My response: Our technology is able to preserve ALL nutrients in the freezing process so there is no real benefit to fresh over frozen. The only problem arises if frozen vegetables are over-cooked and nutrients are destroyed in the heating process. Warm your vegetables slowly and stir them throughout. Ideally, use a stove over a microwave simply because you can better control the temperature.
Question: What makes you feel completely at peace in the world?