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Are You a Pill Popper?

Thanks so much for all your comments on my last post.

I thought about it, and I really don’t want to give up my gym membership just yet, plus I have over five months left in my contract. I decided to buy a twelve session package at the yoga studio. The package never expires so I can use it as I need too 🙂 It’ll be a good balance for now 🙂

I’m always looking for things to entertain my girl. We’ve got books, toys, lots and lots of toys. The toy that keeps her occupied the most is this little surfer van I bought for 99 cents. Its one of those wind up cars that you pull back and let it go. She loves it!

She laughs and crawls at lightening speed to chase it! I may have to put a little video together to show you all how funny she is 🙂


I got a great 6 mile run in yesterday with the jogging stroller 🙂 The weather cooled off a little so it felt great!

We’re also out of popsicles, so I whipped up a new flavor….



I just cut out the insides of the orange and picked out any seeds.

I swear this tasted just like an old school Orange Julius! It was so refreshing.

Ready for the freezer…


Are you all pill popper?

In the latest issue of Women’s Health magazine, it stated that 63% of women take vitamin supplements.

These are the key nutrients they stated were OK to buy….

  • Vitamin A = 2,300 IU, carrots and cantaloupe are great sources.
  • B Vitamins = 400 mcg, 600 mcg if pregnant. Great sources are fortified breakfast cereals, beans, and asparagus.
  • Vitamin C = 75 mg. Citrus fruits and bright colored veggies are great sources.
  • Vitamin D = 1,000 – 2,000 IU. Milk, orange juice, and salmon contain small amounts.
  • Calcium = 1,000 mg. Yogurt, milk, and cheese are good sources
  • Iron = 18 mg. Decent sources are fortified breakfast cereals and red meat.

I have to admit… I’m a pill popper.

These are the daily supplements I take:

  • One daily multivitamin
  • Two Nordic Nature fish oil supplements
  • One Calcium chew

I take all of these in the morning with water, after I have some food in my belly.

What about you? Are you a pill popper?

On the agenda for today…

  • Bikram Yoga class
  • Run about twelve errands
  • 1 pm conference call
  • laundry, laundry, laundry
  • start a new house project 🙂 🙂

Have a great day!

20 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on July 13, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Oh my gosh I LOVED orange julius! I am sure I would love those. I actually hate swallowing pills – it gives me really bad anxiety. But a few times a week I do take a multi, a fish oil and calcium. I also take thyroid meds but those a just little guys. 🙂

  2. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on July 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

    When it comes to supplements, yes. I take fish oil for omega-3, vitamin D, and a couple supplements for my knee pain that my doctor recommended. I don’t take a multivitamin, though, because I think I get enough of those nutrients.

  3. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on July 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

    B Vitamins
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Vitamin D
    Fish Oil

  4. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on July 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I am TERRIBLE and don’t take anything 🙁 So terrible. I have to start. Question: Are these bananas frozen? Did you already answer this and I’m just dumb? Haha.

  5. Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick said on July 13, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Is there any special trick to getting the popsicles out of the tray itself? I know, silly question, it could just be me!!

    No pills on my end, but I know I should — I feel like I get enough of everything I need being a vegan, but I am sure I am needing to refresh on taking something to make sure!

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on July 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I’m a total pill popper 🙂 I take a vitamin, fish oil supplement, coQ10 supplement, B12, and sometimes a few other things as well, ha!

    Have a great day– I’m jealous of your yoga!

  7. Kat said on July 13, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I used to take 42 pills a day…my mom had me on all this crazy supplement stuff. Needless to say now that I am out of the house, I dont take anything. I think I am scarred for life 😉

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on July 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

    i actually only take omega-3 fish oil supplements a couple times a week…i know i should take more and eat better food, but the thing is i don’t feel comfortable at all taking pills! i don’t choke or anything, it’s just the thought of ingesting stuff kinda freaks me out…

  9. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on July 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I take a mutli-vitamin every morning. The gummi kind because I can’t swallow the horse pills!! Should I be taking more than that?? Extra folate maybe??

    Also, someone once told me that gummi-vites don’t have one of the essential vitamins, but I forgot what it was…

  10. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary said on July 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Everytime my Mom took us to the mall we got to get an orange julius! I LOVED those special treats and I must try out this popsicle. I’m on a total popsicle kick bc of you 😉 Everytime the tray is empty, Brian reminds me that I need to make a new batch! Came up with another one yesterday SO. GOOD. 😀 Now I have 2 ready to be posted.

    I take the TJ’s multi vit. with minerals and antioxidants (TJ’s Super Crusade) as per my doctor’s instructions and that’s it. I used to take fish oil & calcium chews also, but got out of the habbit. I do try and get a Tbs of chia seeds in me most days… Maybe I should try putting some in a popsicle ?

  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on July 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I take a trader joe’s multivitamin and I just started taking a probiotic…today actually. I am on the fence whether I should take them or not…especially since I’ve read how acidic they make your body. Any thoughts on that?
    Also do you ever get bored with bikram, with doing the same poses every time?

  12. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on July 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I’m kind of a pill popper too…but I don’t always take them all every day either… 🙂
    probiotics, fish oil, vit D, calcium, sometimes multi

  13. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on July 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Yup! I take a multivitamin, Omega 3 Fish Oils, and Calcium everyday. Oh and Nori…as you saw this morning! 🙂

  14. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on July 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how the cheapest toys are the most entertaining? It’s a pretty cool van though. No, I am not a pill popper. I need to take more, but I don’t. I need to be better about it especially calcium…for obvious reasons.

  15. Jolene ( said on July 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I take a multi, a B vitamin, and D. I think D is very important, especially for people who live on the prairies like me, and don’t get enough sunlight in most of the seasons.

  16. lynn @ the actors diet said on July 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    i take a multi, calcium chews, and fish oil every day. it’s just a habit now – i do wonder sometimes if it’s all placebo

  17. Ameena said on July 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    The toys Maya loves are the ones I spend the least money on…today I bought her a kite at the Smithsonian for $3 and she played with it for at least 3 hours.

    I take fish oil tablets, evening primrose, and a probiotic every day. I guess I do pop a lot of pills!

  18. Elisabeth said on July 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I’m a pill popper – I take a multi-vitamin and an iron supplement. What multi-vitamin do you take? I currently take Centrum because it’s what my parent’s bought, but I’m going to need to buy a new bottle soon.

  19. katie said on July 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I’m a pill popper. I do take my calcium at night though as it causes other vitamins to lose their effectiveness. You may want to think about switching too 🙂 Take care

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