Friday, August 12, 2011

Bike Crash, Garden, and Nutrition News

Here are some of the highlights from this week in the nutrition and health world;

The Scary Trend of Tweens with Anorexia
(Seriously, this is so sad. By the way, I'm almost finished with the book Gaining and will be posting my thoughts soon!)

Soy No Help For Bone Loss, Hot Flashes
(I may not understand the annoyance of bone loss and hot flashes quite yet, but I can tell you right now I would never take a soy supplement to help relieve either of those! I like soy, but only in the form of whole soy foods, thank you, like tempeh!)

Why Am I [or my kids] Such a Fussy Eater?
(I think one take home message here is that you shouldn't snack all day long, nor should you let your kids snack all day long. If they/you are actually really hungry when they sit down to eat a meal, they will be more likely to eat what you prepare/buy! But, if you or your kids are sensitive to that bitter taste, well, that just stinks, and I'm sorry!)

Source: iStockPhoto

Get Your Child To Like Vegetables, Before Birth!
(Eating veggies while pregnant really can effect your child's taste for certain vegetables. Having them help with food prep is a good idea too.)

Source: iStockPhoto

Antioxidant Spices, Like Turmeric and Cinnamon, Reduce Negative Effects of High-Fat Meal

And in other news on this very eventful week, I was told I broke my arm. On Wednesday I was on my way home from a long bike ride with my mom and our friend Pat, and I fell off the bike. I was on a bike with the pedals you have to clip into and I stopped and got my right foot out fine, but when I all of a sudden needed to get my left foot out I was completely STUCK, and I fell on my elbow. I went to the urgent care and they said it was broken. They put me in this temporary cast.....

But then the orthopedic doctor said it wasn't broken!!!! I was (and still am) beyond excited. The doctor said it was "partially fractured" but that it can heal on its own. My arm still hurts, tremendously, and I'm in a sling, but I'm not complaining. The only thing that sucks is that I can't really move my arm and therefore I can't dry my hair or do the dishes, or cook. Oh, SUCH a bummer!

In other good news my ring finally fits! I got it re-sized and the swelling from my fall has gone down enough for me to squeeze it on. I have to wait for the swelling to go down to take it off though. Oh well. At least it's safe!

What do you think?! Nick did well, right???

Oh, and once last piece of news for the week, check out out garden! It's literally growing into our lawn. The butternut squash are growing like an adolescent boy. My goodness.

You see the patch of squash? Those are everywhere.

We have about 50 butternut squash and some red tomatoes that look so amazing, I just can't wait to eat them.

Question: Have you ever broken a bone??? I haven't, and I'm so excited that I can still say that!


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! He did very well!

    So glad that your arm isn't broken after all!

  2. OMG I have like the same exact ring! I got a diamond studded wedding band to go with it. Compliments it nicely. I'll tweet you a pic! :)

  3. And PS... glad your arm is not broken :) But that's still super annoying!

  4. Beautiful ring!

    And I'm so glad you didn't break your arm!

    Your garden is beautiful!!! I wish I had more space to grow lots and lots of veggies!!!

  5. Beautiful ring! :) I was told I broke my ankle but it was actually a torn tendon - which is worse because it will never fully heal.

  6. Never broken a bone! Thank goodness! ...and knock on wood. ;)

    Your ring is beautiful! Congrats again! :D Love that we're planning our weddings at the same time!

  7. I'm so glad it's not broken, Gina!! And the ring...ummm, NICK DID AWESOME! It's just like you described you wanted when we were at Thurman's :) So sparkly! Don't you just feel classy wearing that baby around all the time? Aw, congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

    And, I am SUPER jealous of your butternut squash! 50!?!? Insane! I loved the line, "The butternut squash are growing like an adolescent boy." Too true!

  8. PHEW to the bone not being broken! I've never broken one, either. Unless you count a baby toe.....

    Your ring is gorgeous!!! :)

  9. this post was like a roller coaster of emotion dude. i was down and then i was up and then i was down and then up and then UP BECAUSE HOLY CRAP NICK DID AMAZING! YOUR RING IS EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you better get your fingaz mani-ed up!

  10. Somehow I have not managed to break or fracture anything in my body. I don't really know how that's possible, considering how long I skated for and how many spectacular falls I've taken on the ice.

    Oh yeah - and I'm one of those bitter tasters, and it's not really that bad. You can train yourself to like certain things, or find ways to prepare them that are palatable :)