A Healing Breakfast

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 14, 2009

Good morning everyone!

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Well, I wish I could report that I am feeling better, but I think I am in more pain that I even was yesterday. I could barely get out of bed this morning. I had nightmares last night :( But I also had some exciting dreams about the contest giveaway on the blog! teehee.

I am such an active person so this is really getting me down. I was cursing under my breath as I pushed myself up from bed this morning.

I walked straight downstairs and called a local Sports Medicine Doctor because I want to make sure that I don’t have something more serious than a groin pull. Luckily, I was able to get an appointment today at 1:40pmand Eric is going to work from home today and drive me over since I shouldn’t really drive.

I emailed my boss last night saying that I would probably work from home today on next week’s presentation that I have to give, but I emailed her today and told her I would be taking a sick day. I didn’t get a good sleep last night and I just can’t see myself focusing on a presentation. So I thought I would be honest and just take the day off to rest. I’m sure she will respect my honesty.

Breakfast this morning was dedicated to ‘getting my body back’ and I don’t mean shedding the baby weight! lol. I am going to focus on making my meals extra healthy so that my body can repair itself quickly.

I don’t know about you, but having raw veggies at breakfast isn’t rather appealing. I had to force down this gorgeous and nutritious organic yellow pepper because I knew that it would help:


What’s in Yellow Peppers you ask?

You’ve probably heard of beta-carotene, which is a primary nutrient responsible for the bright orange and yellow colors in foods. A related nutrient is alpha-carotene. Both alpha- and beta-carotenes provide health benefits in their own right. In addition, the body converts them into vitamin A. One of the vital ways that vitamin A benefits the body is by maintaining the linings of the organs (e.g. eyes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and intestinal tract). When these tissues are healthy, bacteria have difficulty growing and viruses are prevented from attacking and making us sick.

Diets rich in alpha- and beta-carotenes have been linked with lower risks of certain cancers and a lower risk of heart disease. These antioxidants are also key players in the health of the immune system, eyes, skin and bones.

Obtained from: The Diet Channel

Blech. Ok it wasn’t that bad. But I honestly woke up with no appetite so I had to force this veggie down. I just kept telling myself that the rest of the breakfast would get better…

Up next: vitamins (L. vita, life + amine)


After choking some food down, I had an Ibprophen, Vit C, Calcium/Magnesium, and Vitamin D.

Let’s build and repair those bones and tissues!

I thought I would be cheeky this morning and try to make myself smile. I got out a Christmas gift- table setting name tags- and put it to good use:


Eric….who’s Michelle??? :D

My ‘main course’was a piece of Ezekiel bread, toasted, with ‘Twice the Fruit’ reduced sugar Strawberry jam.


Dessert was, you guessed it, an 1/2 Honest Foods Country Square


The spread, with English Toffee super-magic-healing tea:


Stay tuned today for:

  • 1st Official Honest Foods contest giveaway!
  • A video review of my first Honest Food taste test!
  • Best and Worst dressed at the Golden Globes & polling stations
  • A review of new features on Oh She Glows
  • and more…..

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polly January 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

Feelbetter, sweetie!!!! XOXO Massive hugs and warmth your way, although it’s SNOWING like a wild blizzard here!! ;)


bobbi January 14, 2009 at 10:21 am

I hope things work out today and you get the information you need from the doc:)


dailygoods January 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

I hope you start feeling better soon!!! I hope your appointment goes well :)


VeggieGirl January 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

Stay strong and healthy, Angela!! I’m praying for your quick recovery.

**Just as a heads up/reminder: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!


sharon January 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

Get well soon! I will be thinking about you today and sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

Hugs to you :-) You will be all right- just remember that, ok?!!!


Amanda January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

I hope you get to feeling better soon I pulled my groin in high school so i feel your pain. I didnt rest like I was supposed to and ended up hurting my other as well. So DEF. take the doctors advice and rest up and hopefully you will be back to your old self in no time! Feel Better soon!


lisa January 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

hi hi!

i commented yesterday about have a injury (it started out similar to yours, and was out for 6-8 weeks — i pray this is not the case for you!!!!!!)

but i have been blessed with the opportunity to get into bikram and Moksha ( a new hot form og yoga developed in CANADA ( i am canadian as well!)…

so this would be a wonderful time to seek these out.

+ i would recommend looking for glucosamine/chondroiton. I SWEAR taking this has helped heal my joints.

i am able to run 3 maybe 4 times a week now.
but like my doctor said- REST REST REST + REJUVENATION IS SO important. We push our bodies so hard in everything we do, that in 10-20 years time we will feel the effects.

happy healing!


girlrunningaround January 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

Keep thinking positive and eating healthy and you’ll be healed in no time!

I’m sure this isn’t what you want to hear right now, but I’m really big on enjoying the phase you’re in. No one wants to be injured, but you can use the time off from work and exercise to do other things that normally get pushed to the way side. Just a thought!


snackpak January 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm

here’s to a speedy recovery!


MaryBe January 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Hope the visit to the Dr helps! Bundle up, it’s really cold out!


Lindsay January 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

thanks for turning me on to that toffee tea! sooo good!


Deb January 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Hope you feel better soon.

I can’t wait for my toffee tea to come in the mail.


Bridget January 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I hope your injury heals up soon!!!

I am SUPER excited for your contest give away! I have wanted to try Honest Foods products for some time now :)


strawberryshortstuff January 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm

hope you start to feel better soon! between the injury and this cold snap i’m sure you’ve been in better moods! love love love the recipe page!


Dave January 14, 2009 at 10:00 pm

The pain is always worse a day or 2 after an injury. Great job on being proactive to your injury and not ignoring it. (like me..)


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