Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tiger Balm Life Saver

by Meghann on January 19, 2010

Meet my new best friend


The Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch for Arthritis & Back Pains; Muscle Aches & Strains.

Its a miracle worker I say!


I’ve had it on my neck for well over an hour and can now turn my neck freely without pain. I never want to take it off.

The only problem was the patch kept peeling off of my neck. Good thing I’m inventive.


A simple headband rigged around my neck was all it took to keep the patch in place. Goofy, but worth it.


p.s. its really, really difficult to take a photo of the back of your neck with my camera.



I had a 2 hour meeting this afternoon that ran right past my normal snack time. A co-worker and I basically ran to the kitchen as soon as the meeting let out where this little beauty was waiting for me.


After seeing Tina rave about her 3-Minute Oatmeal Raisin Cookie for the past week, I decided to give this baby a shot myself.


I prepared the cookie batter this morning exactly to Tina’s measurements, kept in the fridge during the day, and popped it in the microwave when it was snack time.


I’m not sure if it was something I did wrong, but something about the texture just tasted off to me. I was expecting something dense and almost crunchy, but instead got something chewy and plasticy. It tasted ok, but the texture just wasn’t for me.

Has anyone else tried the cookie? Is there a special trick to the recipe that I was missing? Maybe it works best if you don’t let the ingredients sit together?

hmmm… maybe just I’ll have to experiment with this again. 😉

For dinner I really, really wanted roasted vegetables.


mmm…. veggies 🙂

I roasted sweet potato, mushroom, broccoli, onion, and an apple with a variety of random seasonings for 20 minutes at 415 degrees.


Most people (like my Dad) pick a protein and plan their meal around that. I pick my veggies and then scramble to find a protein to pair with it. After 10 minutes of sifting through my cabinet and fridge, I found this mix shoved in a back corner.


While the veggies cooked I quickly through together three falafels from the mix.


The falafels were so lonely on the plate. I prepared an impromtu coleslaw of cabbage, plain yogurt, vinegar, and honey mustard to give the falafels a bed to lay on.

Not a conventual meal, but I think I had all the basics – protein, carbs, healthy fats, etc – covered. 😉


After dinner I enjoyed a serving of peppermint ice cream with a peppermint joe-joe crumbled on top.


Time for sleep!

I have a giveaway for you in the morning. Get excited!

Good night!

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January 19, 2010

Thank you for all of your wonderful advice with my ‘pain in the neck’ situation. This morning I googled some neck stretches and discovered this great set of stretches at Men’s Health online (found here). I also stopped at Walgreens on the way back from lunch to pick up some heating pads and made it more »

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Pain in the neck

January 19, 2010

I woke up this morning with the biggest kink in my neck. I am not sure if I slept funny or what, but at around 4:30 this morning a throbbing pain from the back right side of my neck was so bad that it woke me from my deep slumber. I tried to stretch the more »

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