waking up is hard to do.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on January 28, 2011

in Uncategorized

I did not want to get out of my warm, comfortable bed this morning.  I laid there as long as I possibly could.  I’m glad it’s Friday and I can sleep in a bit tomorrow!!

breakfast.

I grabbed a bagel on my way out the door.  One day, I’ll cut back on bagels.  But, not today.  I love them too much!

lunch.

My friend Kate recently got a job down the street from me, so we met for lunch to grab a bit and catch up on life.  I went for the salad bar.  I had so many different things on the plate, I don’t know that I remember everything…spring mix, spinach, banana peppers, cucumbers, black olives, green pepper, red onion, sprouts, mushroom, chickpeas, almonds, feta, and topped with some balsamic vinaigrette.  I think that’s all?  Quite a mix, no?

I had some Greek yogurt on the side.  Chobani > Yoplait.  Hands down.  But, Chobani wasn’t an option so I worked with what I had.

vitamin d.

For quite some time, I’ve known I should be taking Vitamin D supplements.  This time of year, sunlight is at a minimum in Michigan and that is a primary source of the vitamin.  According to one source, anyone living north of Atlanta, Georgia isn’t exposed to enough sunlight to get the minimum vitamin D requirements six months out of the year (via Women’s Health).  Not only that, but the few food sources that offer the vitamin (fish, cheese, egg yolks) are ones that I either don’t eat at all or try to eat minimal amounts of.

Since vitamin D deficiency can lead to depression and seasonal affective disorder, I knew it was even more important to take the supplements since these issues are in my heredity.

It’s now been just under two weeks since I’ve started on my supplements and I feel like I can already notice a difference in my mood.  It’s likely just the placebo effect, but I like to tell myself that it really is making a positive difference in my life.

Do you take any supplements? I do a multivitamin, vitamin D, and a Tums for calcium.

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kaylabee18 January 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I take a women’s multivitamin, a calcium + vitamin d pill, a green tea caplet, a b complex tablet and prenatal vitamins, to encourage hair and nail growth. I hate choking them all down, but I know they help — but the worst is the calcium + vitamin d pill; it’s huge. Why don’t I just take a Tums like you? Duh! You so smart!

Amanda January 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I take all kinds of supplements – I had a very detailed physical a few years ago due to a general felling of lethargy and had my levels of several key nutrients checked. Surprisingly I have normal-high calcium and iron, but most of the other nutrients were really low – vitamin D was virtually nonexistent thanks to lots of sunscreen and long sleeves all winter – I’m from Michigan too 🙂 So now I take a daily woman’s multivitamin, fish oil, a B complex vitamin and individual supplements of vitamin D, E, and biotin. Theoretically I should be able to get most of these nutrients from my diet, but I even with a healthy diet, my numbers stay low. Apparently some bodies just don’t process nutrients as well as others, and to be able to get them all from my diet I would have to eat a very specific regimen of about 2500 calories each day. Sometimes I feel like people think I have some terrible disease when I pull out 6 pills after lunch and down them. But they keep me feeling great!

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