Just found out my ACL and menisci are torn. Contemplating knee surgery completely turns my world upside down. I'm so bummed. I guess I should focus on foods that aid in my recovery and rehab.
Added by Becky on April 12, 2010 at 11:08am —
Added by Jill on April 12, 2010 at 7:00am —
Since I have 10 weeks of hard training before I fight in a national
muay thai tournament I decided to make a little diary of my weeks of
training just for myself and anyone who cares to see what I'm up to.
Monday- Started off well I was very motivated and knew this day would
set the tone for my week. I started off at the Underground gym at 10 am
doing a conditioning work out with Donica (hardcore workout fiend and
stronger then 99% of the guys out there) and… Continue
Added by Jaffer Panezai on April 11, 2010 at 9:00am —
I kept thinking about how else we can help to spread the message. It hit me that right about now school supplies are just about needing to be refilled. From daycare through college, hey, even in the workplace we can give eco-friendly and sustainable gifts that fit each lifestyle. There are now pens made from biodegradable materials, although refills with safe ink are better. Notebooks, journals, binders/folders made from sustainable and/or green materials. Office supply stores carry a wide… Continue
Added by Jeri Taira on April 10, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Just made some awesome Popsicles with my daughter!
2-4 scoops Chai Vanilla Whole Food Health Optimizer
1 can coconut cream or milk
1-2 cups blueberries
water or rice milk as desired
Freeze and Enjoy!
My kids loved these and were thrilled that they could have as many as they wanted! We made them for the kids desert for our dinner party tonight. Yum!
Added by Amy Golumbia on April 9, 2010 at 8:53am —
I recently discovered and fell in love with kale and been eating it a lot lately!
I always heard about it and it's benefits but never truely gave it a chance until a friend suggested I satay it. I thought satay it, really!?
But wow was she right, sooooooooo yummy with some olive oil and spices and a dash of balsamic vinegar!
I thought I would share the love and this recipe I threw together one night with everyone:…
Added by Sarah-Lyn Amaral on April 9, 2010 at 7:27am —
Added by Jill on April 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —
For earth month I planted an organic garden with lots of greens. I bury my fruit and veggie peels in the garden for fertilizer. I planted five fruit bearing trees. My husband calls me farmer Nancy. I plan to take some of my fruits and veggies to a friend and help her change her lifestyle and eating habits as she is very obese, and wants to make a change. I stopped using paper napkins and I use reuse glass bottles for taking with me when I go out, instead of plastic water bottles. I shop with… Continue
Added by Nancy Cisco on April 8, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Hello :-) How are you? I hope you are very well.
I'm just writing my first ever blog :-) I'd like to share my what I am going to do to change my life experience with April's Thrive challenge about sustainability.
I feel inspired by what other people have written, but I quite often find that in my life, although I make plans to do activities regularly, such as yoga and kung fu (which I love :-) ) I have recently started a new job and work long hours and shifts in… Continue
Added by Sally Anderson on April 8, 2010 at 5:35am —
Hi Definately planting my own backyard garden.I got rid of the roto-tiller a few years ago.I turn it over with a shovel. This years garden will be expanded further into the lawn space. More fresh homegrown veggies and fruit means less driving to buy. And of course 100% organic. Jason
Added by JASON SHAW on April 7, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Well, between the traveling and downed internet provider, I've been quite out of the internet loop! All kinds of crazy and wonderful things have happened. The not so great thing though was during the Easter weekend, while tooling around the Gold Coast with a very special Australian surfer, :) hopping from beach to beach, camping out in a van, etc., I got caught in a rip-tide and got smashed against a rock cliff until two guys pulled me out. By some miracle the rescue and first aid people… Continue
Added by Frances Worster on April 7, 2010 at 5:37pm —
Living in a way that is supportive of our natural environment is very important to me. Trying to avoid creating unecessary waste. Giving back. I do this by the following recyling everything:
all house hold garbage gets divided into municiple recycling, all kitchen scraps go into compost for my organic garden, egg shells are kept aside for a safe deterrent to slugs and snails, all magazines, clothing, household goods are shared with friends, family or good will stores.… Continue
Added by Aletha on April 7, 2010 at 1:00pm —
We started a little early on Earth Month by getting married in Costa Rica! How is that saving the planet? Well, let me tell you. Costa Rica is all about eco-tourism, natural and sustainable living and working practices and by choosing to get married there, we and 8 of our closest friends and family members were able to contribute to their society. Everyone except Ryan and I (the groom and bride) stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo to save on money and energy consumption. They made their… Continue
Added by Dr. Jessica J. Dachowski on April 7, 2010 at 10:55am —
I worked (as a nurse) last Saturday but we managed to turn off as many lights as was safe, i'm always turning off lights there at night in places we don't use at night....it catches on to a few people. We are also developing 'what can we recycle' from the supplies we use at work - apart from the the obvious cardboard/paper products we use alot of plastic bits and pieces...
I walk to the grocery store, try not to buy stuff from a million miles away and use my re-usable bags.… Continue
Added by andrea smith on April 7, 2010 at 10:10am —
Happy Earth Month!
I am already using cloth shopping bags to carry my groceries but I buy a lot of items in bulk from my local coop and I seem to bring home more baggies every month. So, my plan this month (and from now on) is to carry all the little bulk bags with me when I go to the store. If I run out of my baggies, I'll come back later in the week once I've emptied some bags. The store is 5 minutes from my house so there really is no excuse. The next item on my Earth Month… Continue
Added by Melissa Giesbrecht on April 7, 2010 at 8:53am —
I've joined a CSA group and, as well, will continue to purchase all of my "staples" (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, etc.) in bulk at my local co-op (using recycled bags, of course)!
Added by Caleigh on April 6, 2010 at 7:45pm —
I participate in a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. I recieve a basket of fresh, organic, local veggies weekly- perfect for optimizing nutrition while simultaneously aiding the environment!
Added by J A on April 6, 2010 at 3:54pm —
Some things I have incorporated are installing power strips in my home and powering off all electronics and any other thing that is plugged in when not in use.
Always completely unplugging when on vacation or not using regularly.
All biodegradeable food scraps are either fed to animals or put into compost.
Reading rather than watching television.
Doing more yoga and outdoor sports rather than being in a gym.
Donating all clothing and recycling current… Continue
Added by Christina Sz on April 6, 2010 at 2:01pm —
For Earth 'Month' this April, I have decided to forgo disposable water bottles and I am only using my Vega water bottle to refill each and everyday. Moreover, instead of purchasing paper napkins, plates and paper towels, I have opted for using dish towels and hand washing my ceramic plates. And the best and most delicious part of my Going Green Month is that I am buying all local, fresh produce at the Manhattan Farmers Markets and using my delicious Vega products to create tasty smoothies and… Continue
Added by AMIE VALPONE on April 6, 2010 at 11:24am —
Hemp Seed Pesto Recipe
2 cups of fresh basil
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup… Continue
Added by Liz Stein on April 6, 2010 at 10:06am —