Almost Uninterrupted Work

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Hey guys!

So, my pain continues to be better than it was yesterday, although I still have pain. I am taking Ibuprofen to help with the pain and inflammation. It works nicely. :) I can tell right away when it is wearing off!

I worked from home today and I got so much done on my presentation! I hope to have the entire draft done by tonight. I swear I get about 4 times as much done when I work from home. I wish I could do it more often!

I had a great healthy & healing lunch again today:

It was my first time trying a new product called ‘Earth Balance’!

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What is Earth Balance?

It is a all natural spread, with 0 trans fats, 100% vegan, and a source of Omega 3’s!

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It was absolutely delicious!!!!

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I will certainly be eating this often :) I’m wondering if it would work in baking recipes? Has anyone tried it?

I also had some awesome salt-free soup:

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I mixed it with the teeny tiny leftover stew:

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With my sinking hummus:

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With a cute Bengal cat on the side:

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I also had 1/2 of a Choco PB Honest Foods Country Square!!! Holy freaking good!!!

I was almost uninterrupted the entire day….but the interruption I did have was an exciting one!

I got a huge Neil Brother’s delivery package for the next contest giveaway on Oh She Glows!

Stay tuned tonight for a video of me showing the loot. :D

The next contest is going to be a creative one so get your thinking caps on!

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Now for what I hinted at in my last post about getting certified in something

I am thinking about getting certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Specialist with Can-Fit Pro. It is nationally and internationally recognized and I would be able to counsel others professionally with respect to healthy living and nutrition.

I realize it is not as reputable as a dietitian by any means, but I really can’t fathom going back for another 2 years of university right now, after just finishing s-e-v-e-n years in university!

I would love to be able to counsel individuals out of the house. I have discovered with this blog, that I think my true calling is helping others- especially in the domain of nutrition, health, self-esteem, and fitness.

I will keep you updated on this!

See you tonight!

A healthy dinner recipe + Video of the next huge giveaway contest + Golden Globes poll

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~
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1 bobbi January 15, 2009

I love LOVE love earth balance! I too am going back to school to be an RD, I am hoping the plan on pans out!

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2 Marianne January 15, 2009

Cute kitty! And good luck on the certification. I’m currently in the process of heading back to school to get my RD (with 6 years of university behind me!)

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3 Maggie January 15, 2009

Love that spread. It does work well in baking.

Go for it!! I’m thinking of doing the same :D

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4 marafaye January 15, 2009

I LOVE Earth Balance!!!
HI SKETCHIE!

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5 Andrea [bella eats] January 15, 2009

Glad you’re feeling so much better! I love Earth Balance, its all we use anymore! I think Ashley at sweetandnatural.wordpress.com used earth balance in a baking recipe in the last month. Check her out!

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6 redheadyellowdog January 15, 2009

Earth balance is great! I’ve definitely used it in baking as well as cooking. delish!

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7 AGS January 15, 2009

It’s good to hear that pain is decreasing. Just keep taking it slow. . .

Exciting idea/plan — definitely a good thing to explore. I’ve enjoyed your balanced approach to wellness (which includes your struggles), so I hope certification is a way for you to make that a more concrete part of your life. Good luck — and keep us posted!!

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8 Meghan January 15, 2009

yay sooo glad your pain is better!! :) No salt soup..reallly?? How does it taste? I have mixed results with baking with EB…great in brownies and the like but I wasn’t as big of a fan of it in cookies, totally changed the texture, could have been the recipe though?

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9 emily January 15, 2009

would you compare that spread to SmartBalance? I’m a big fan of that one. I’ve actually really been weighing getting a nutritionist certification as well – even if I don’t go that career route I think it would be fun to do!

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10 Becca A January 15, 2009

Gorgeous kitty ;)

Go for it!

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11 VeggieGirl January 15, 2009

Oh Angela, I wish you could be pain-free!!! Hang in there.

SKETCHIE!!! Such a cutie :-)

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12 laughinglindsay January 15, 2009

It’s amazing how much we have in common… I can’t find people in real life who I have such close understanding and interests.
Either way, I decided to go with a Nutritional Consulting Certification as opposed to going back to school all over again on top of my degree already as well. It sounds exhausting to do all the chemestry that Kath talks about.
I found it my calling to help others and to truly follow this path. GO FOR IT!!! You’ll never look back.

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13 sharon January 15, 2009

So happy to hear you are feeling much better!

Sketchie is the cutest thing ever!

I hope you feel one hundred times better tomorrow :-)

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14 Victoria January 15, 2009

Earth Balance works really well in baking. I sub it for butter to make recipes vegan all the time.

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15 Lara January 16, 2009

I LOVE Earth Balance!
Hope you continue to feel better, Angela!

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16 Sally January 16, 2009

Glad to hear that you’re feeling better and congrats on making such great progress on your presentation! What is the subject matter?

A question that I’ve had while reading your blog is how processed foods (tofurkey, smart balance) fit in with focusing on “whole” foods. What makes you go for these processed alternatives instead of choosing whole foods?

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