My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou


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My New Favorite Vitamin, More Stuffs, & A Giveaway

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Vitamin Wheel from Medical News Today

Okay, I’m going to wrap up the last three days of fish oil, inositol, & spearmint tea by reviewing various other things I’ve tried recently.

Let’s start with the basics: multivitamins.

For years I took One A Day’s Women’s multi, switching to Wal-Mart’s Equate version at some point.  They were vitamins.  Honestly, I could never tell a difference between taking them or skipping them.  However, I could tell if I took them on an empty stomach.  They have plenty of iron.  Always take iron with food.  It will tear your stomach up.  I also tried a OAD formulated for energy.  It made me sick, as most energy-touting pills do.

I looked at whole food vitamins at some point, but they cost too much to be practical for me.  However, recently I tried Alive! Once Daily Women’s Ultra Potency from Nature’s Way. From their listing on Swanson’s:

Nature’s Way Alive! Once Daily Women’s Ultra Potency is nutrition you can feel with more energizing nutrients from more natural sources than other multi-vitamin brands. This unique formula delivers 26 fruits and vegetables, extra B-vitamins for energy, and special nutrients for breast health, urinary health, and hair, skin and nail health. Contains no salt, sugar, yeast, wheat grain, dairy products, artificial flavorings, colors or preservatives.

I could tell a difference right away.  My mood & energy have improved.  It’s not dramatic, so not making me feel weird.  I just feel normal, more motivated.  This is my new vitamin.  I ❤ it.  At $10.99 for a two months supply, it’s pricier than what I was taking, but it’s still not bad.  Definitely worth it IMHO.  That’s a lot cheaper than similar vitamins.

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Critical Dietetics Remains HAES Positive | Critical Dietetics Blog

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Critical Dietetics Remains HAES Positive

Critical Dietetics, being active in its questioning of the “obesity problem” and the moral panic this positioning of bodies causes, rejects the notion that individual attempts to control body weight lead to improved health. A critical perspective on health promotion considers the range of social, political, and economic influences on people’s lives.

I found this article of interest.  It seemed like a good excuse to post something & check-in with you guys.  Not just this post, the field of Critical Dietetics sounds fascinating.  They didn’t have their own pic accompanying the post, so I brought back calming manatee.

I’m doing well.  I ended my relationship & moved back in with my dad last month.  Sucks, but it’s good.  I’m feeling better, more energetic.  Of course I’m also taking some new vitamins I’m really liking.  I’ll have to tell you about all the vitamins & supplements I’ve been trying for various things.  (I got some free stuff I need to tell you about!)  I’ve been posting about it on my personal fb page, but haven’t gotten around to it here. :-/  I’ve been especially focused on vitamins to improve mood & energy, & help with hormonal issues/ my thinning hair. >_<  (Fixed my hair!)  I’ve spent so much time researching vitamins & supplements I feel like a vitaminologist! Which I think I just made up.  (Nope, according to Merriam-Webster, it’s a thing. Spellcheck begs to differ.)

I’m in the midst of moving to a larger city nearby, so that’s very exciting.  I’ve been going out some & meeting new people.  That’s very exciting for me.  Being single again, I really do feel more like my old self.  I hadn’t fully realized how much the relationship was stressing me until I left.

Hope you guys are doing well!