I can’t believe I’m even typing “1,000,000”! Yesterday, Prevention RD hit one MILLION views (since transitioning to WordPress.org in January 2011)! I will try not to use too many exclamation points, but it may be a difficult task. I started writing this blog back in June of 2009 as a creative outlet for my newly acquired credential as a Registered Dietitian while searching for my first job as a nutrition professional in a very poor economy. Who was this girl from Chicago looking for a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma?!
I started blogging about my thoughts and opinions on nutrition and health trends, but I quickly learned that you can only talk about fiber or heart disease for so long. But food…who doesn’t love food? And conveniently, we all have to cook or feed ourselves in some capacity several times a day…so why not evolve my cooking skills? Plus, being a newlywed…it seemed to be good timing.
Quickly, a desire to learn more about nutrition in cooking turned into a passion…and maybe even a slight obsession. I now meal plan like it’s my job, search out fresh and local ingredients, and prepare meals I would’ve never thought possible to cross the lips of the ones I love. Namely, Mr. Prevention…among others (ahem…dad!).
While I have slowly developed the roots and foundation of this blog, it remains so appropriately named — Prevention RD. I am a dietitian with a passion for food that can be consumed in a way that strikes that perfect balance between absolutely delicious and perfectly balanced.
My beliefs about food have evolved along with the very young science of nutrition. I know way more now than I did then — about nutrition, health care, disease management and prevention, food, and cooking, too. It’s exciting to think what lies ahead in the future of this blog. Time will tell!
What I know is that celebrating 1,000,000 views is 100% in thanks to you!
Thank you for drinking your morning coffee with me, or sharing my site with a friend or family member seeking weight loss or lower-carb recipes. Thank you for pinnning my content on Pinterest, or Tweeting a link. I appreciate the time it takes to write me a note letting me know about a recipe you loved or a question you have about nutrition or wellness. I love to hear that the food I share appeals to you and your kids. Your significant other, too!
I can’t believe that each day I can wake up and know that no matter what my day brings, my corner of the web may bring inspiration or hope or ideas…or at the very least, a healthy, delicious meal to someone unbeknown to me. I can’t believe that for nearly 3 years, I’ve been writing, almost daily, and haven’t ever been at a loss for words. I could never have imagined that my thoughts, opinions, and goofy stories could be read by millions. Well, I can’t say millions yet…but *a* million people 😉
Thank you for reading. For sharing. For coming back for more. I feel honored and blessed.
As a small token of my appreciation for your loyal readership to Prevention RD, please keep an eye out for several days worth of giveaways. I am excited to have partnered with some of my most favorite companies and people to offer up some great giveaways!
First up…a lovely gift basket of Bath and Body Works delights from one of my best friends, partner in crime, fellow RD, and business partner: Donna. I’ve mentioned Donna on the blog several times, but let me tell you…I met Donna my first day working in dialysis and she could not have been a brighter star in my life over these past 2 years. She is one heck of a dietitian and I am constantly learning from her about medicine…and about life. She has imparted so much wisdom upon me and I am simply in awe of all that she does. She has been one of the biggest supporters of my blog and tells just about everyone she crosses paths with about my blog. I couldn’t have a better woman in my corner and her very sweet and generous self created a gift basket for one lucky reader. And let me tell you, it smells wonderful!
FOUR lucky readers will each win a package featuring Bob’s Red Mill Hard White Whole Wheat Flour and Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. If you are a reader of this blog, you know how much I use this flour…in nearly everything!
THREE lucky readers will each win a package featuring Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and Xanthan Gum.
ONE lucky reader will win my personal favorite items from Newman’s Own Orangics: Alphabet Cookies, Chocolate Bars & Cups, and Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar.
How to win?!
For a chance to win the gift basket from Donna, please leave a comment about one of the most inspiring people you’ve met.
To win a giveaway prize from Newman’s Own Organics or Bob’s Red Mill please leave a comment stating which giveaway item you are most excited to whip up a creation with…and what that creation may be!
This giveaway will run through Sunday, April 15th at 10pm EST. Winners will be selected at random and contacted via email. Open to US and Canada residents.
There will be giveaways (yes, more than one!) every day through Sunday…don’t miss out! And, good luck!
Thanks for celebrating 1,00,000 with me!