On April 8, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Just another day in the life of me.

Yeah, sorry about the quality.  I wasn’t planning on needing my good camera.  Or having my picture made.  Or.  Well.  Ending up in the hospital?

So the knife-in-the-gut pain?  It started on noon again on Monday and Would. Not. Die.  I had been pretty patient for me and called the GI doc and said “move my appointment up.  Now.” and they did to Tuesday.

Luckily (or not?) I was still in the throes of knife-in-gut-pain that had not ever ended from the day before when he saw me.  So guess what?  An no-expense paid visit to the local hospital.  With the kids in tow as the husband was an hour away still at work.  So fun, eh?

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Click Off Spring Fever — Winner

On April 8, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Click Pack

Hey all -  Sorry I’m late in picking a winner.  But for those that don’t know, I was in the hospital overnight Monday and was released yesterday afternoon.  I just wasn’t feeling well when I got home and went to bed.  Thus, the winner was picked early this morning.

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I have a hatred of few things in life.  Flintstones, Tums, and Optisource are among them.

When I first had surgery, we were started on Optisource vitamins.  4x a day, that’s it.  Sounds fine, right?  It’s great — until you realize they have the wrong type of calcium in them.  They use calcium carbonate and not citrate — which is what someone who has a limited acid quotient has needs.

So then we switched.  I’m not really sure why, but we did.

To Flintstones and Tums.  Which is still the wrong type of calcium.

And then.  Then I had kids.  And it all goes downhill from there.  (doesn’t it always?)

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Mix1 – mix berry

On April 5, 2010, in General Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Mix Berry


It seems our days have become increasingly packed with events as we juggle family, work, and fitness leaving less time to focus on eating right throughout the day.

There are many nutritional products claiming to deliver amazing benefits but in reality fall short on balanced nutrition. With this in mind, we started mix1 with the following mission: to create the highest quality all-natural products that promote health, wellness and performance through truly functional nutrition.

mix1 products deliver all-natural balanced nutrition with multiple benefits in a convenient way. We use the right balance of ingredients, at efficacious levels, to provide the maximum benefit to your body.

Dr. James, ND, co-founder

Someone was talking about how great this stuff was, so I looked up the company.  I decided to drop them a line about their product and they sent me a few samples to try.  In no way did they pay me for the review (other than giving me some yummy stuff!) and they did not ask for anything in return.  Well, other than my honest opinion.  I suppose that counts?  And if you’ve been reading me for awhile — honesty is something that I come by fairly easily.

Okay.  So today is another knife-in-the-gut day.  After hour 6 I decided to go for a jog to hope the pain of a good side stitch would help stop the pain elsewhere.  And it worked for awhile.  So anyway.

I come in from a particularly hard jog and decide to try out one of these new RTD protein shakes I have from Mix1.

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On April 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

In just the past week, the world has lost two ladies that I came to know online to the insidious beast, cancer.

These women both touched my heart, were there for me and many others in times of need, and now the world is a worse place without them.  ObesityHelp is a worse place without them.  But I am better for knowing them.

Brenda "Red" Bauder

Kathleen O'Connell

Rest in peace, my friends, rest in peace.

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