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I am currently working on a Master's Degree in Nutrition and requirements for Registered Dietician R.D. I plan to run my first full marathon in 2009. This blog is about everything I learn, eat, and do along the way. Cheers!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


So I am off work for the day until my orthopedic faxes the boss lady her forms back. Good news for me though, my knee feels better with the brace on!

I made a smoothie for breakfast again. Part of the reason is because I like to try something for several days in a row to decide on whether or not my body really likes it ( is it enough fuel/filling...also to see if I can easily shape the rest of my meals around it, i.e a protein smoothie means I probably dont need to get such higher protein in the afternoon or maybe its not giving me enough energy so I should mix more carbs and fat in and add protein in later meals)...

And the other reason is because I want to get a good recipe down!
Todays was:
1 1/2 scoops pure protein
3/4 cup 1% milk
1/3 cup blueberries
1 small banana
1 small T peanut butter
Ice: a little less than a tray
* and for fun I threw in some Just Bunches, and Grape Nuts for chewing/crunch

I really liked todays smoothie. I also split this in half with The Mo ( aka Jeff)

I am off to return a dress to Ann Taylor, exchange my flip flops from Andrea's Party Survival Tote, go to the gym for elliptical and lifting , come home and shower for lunch.

After Lunch I am SO EXCITED! Our campus is having this speaker from ADA come in and talk about cholesterol and nutrition. It is FREE of charge to us grad nutrition students but I believe anyone can go to ADA's website and register to do a web thing or get materials (its expensive though!). Here is the info!

Vascular Health: The Influence of Nutrition beyond the Cholesterol Connection
The American Dietetic Association is pleased to present another live, interactive teleseminar!

Event code: 13875

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Eastern)1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Central)Noon to 1:30 p.m. (Mountain)11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Are you ready to discuss more than just lowering cholesterol with your clients and/or patients? Learn the newly identified risk factors and what can be done to manage their cardiovascular health. Presenters will discuss soy protein, antioxidants, prebiotics, and future nutrition factors and more.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the emerging risk factors of cardiovascular disease
Discuss the role of nutrition factors in modulating the disease process
Translate the scientific evidence to nutrition care practices

Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Satya Jonnalagadda, PhD, RD, Principal Scientist, General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, Minneapolis, MN