Nutritious Memories

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Simple morning


This morning (at 5:30am). I decided to wake up grumpy feeling happy. Despite the obstacles and hindrances in my life. I decided to smile rather than to complain.

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“If I feel depressed I will sing. if I feel sad I will laugh. if I feel incompetent I will think of my past success. if I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. today I will be the master of my emotions” – Og Mandino

Despite the tempest that is raging in my life, I will be keep walking forward because out of difficulties grows miracles. I’m ready to start my day with greatness.

 

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Take 1 andddddddd ACTION!!!!

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Yesterday day was an interesting yet demanding day. I was part of a video presentation for Deakin Toastmasters at the learning center. We were required to memories our lines from the script since the filming crew were taking the video interview VERY serious.

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Originally, there were supposed to be eight questions. However, due to time constraints,  I could only answer two questions which were:

Why did you join Toastmasters? and what is a typically Toastmasters like? (You can check my previous post for these answers: https://nutritiousmemories.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/a-toast-to-toastmasters/

I would have liked to answer what are the three challenges you faced at uni? Nonetheless, I really enjoyed answering those two questions . Although there was a couple of bloopers, we did managed to finish at take 6 🙂

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After this I decided to go to the Deakin badminton event. Although I did not bring the right clothes to play ( I mean playing with jeans and dress shoes was absolute  chaos, but still fun 🙂 ). Nonetheless, I had a lovely time with friends and new people who I also met during the game. Good video presentation interview, good exercise  and to end the day, a lovely Japanese fusion dinner with cc Julie.


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Nutrition Promotion

It was about 2 years ago since my dad had a stroke while driving and was admitted to Alfred Hospital. The chances of him living very slim and we thought that we were going to lose him (this seriously needs another post to talk about this story). Glory be to God, he was fine, but needed to take lots of rest and the stroke did affect him to some degree. Our GP has told him that his blood pressure is very high, therefore, he still needs to be careful of what he eats. But the thing is our family (I think on my dad’s side has had a history of high blood pressure =| ).

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I was very happy to hear when my dad told me that he is serious about taking the initiative to live a healthy lifestyle. I felt like I was on top of the world.

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So we decided to go to Victoria Market to buy our fresh produce. We were walking around different stores. The first thing a friend recommended for my dad to include in his diet was kale, which I agree 100%.  So we bought three bunches of kale . While we bought our produce, he asked so many questions such as “what is this?”, “how can something with this fruit? ” What health benefits does it provide? To be honest, I was quite happy answering all the questions, because I was teaching the different nutrients that the fruits and vegetables consists of and how it can help nourish the body. I started to teach him how and where and how to buy  fresh produce and taught him how to prepare certain meals from the food that we bought. This sentence kept resounding in my mind

I love nutrition promotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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In Nigeria, there’s a saying which goes like this,

Charity begins at home.

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In the future, Right now, I am really keen in providing nutrition counselling and teaching people culinary skills, which can used to suit each persons  cultural and personal food preferences. In order for me to do this, I need to start helping improve the nutrition and health with my family. While teaching my dad about these simple skills helped improved his eating style and his health. By replacing the mother energy drink (which he drinks ONLY because its sweets), he swiped around a quarter of the amount of sugar that is recommended for adults to consume. As a result,  I believe that is a good start rather than eliminating all added sugar, which would be more tedious .

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Because he has developed these skills, he is able to choose healthier choices more often, and I still find OK when occasionally indulges in a sweet treat, because healthy eating does include eating the things you love as well in moderation. this is also influenced my younger brother as he looks what my dad is eating. Overall nutrition promotion has brought my family closer and has improved my dads nutrition by taking small steps rather than changing his whole diet completely.

I  decided to take an online unit on nutrition promotion via Couersa (thanks Ashely for introducing me to this website) as I am keen on expanding my knowledge in this field and applying this to a culinary perspective. Surprisingly there are a lot of programs in Melbourne dedicated to nutrition promotion. this year, I’m interested in participating in the cooking demonstration for Nutrition Australia. I very excited about this because it also enables me to get to know the community.

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I won’t lie, sometimes I do get a bit frustrated when I’m watching a Korean drama ( Yes I love Korean drama) , and I have to stop the drama about seven times, to show my dad how to cut and de-seed a pomegranate, julienne a carrot etc. But at the same time, I remind myself, that I am also learning new skills for the future as well.

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Happy New Year!!

 

I know this is so late but fellow readers, Happy New Year!!!!!! WOOHOOOO

Hiii Happy new year 2013 :)

As you all walk into the year 2013,  I am hoping that you will experience  a year full of joy, laughter, good news, and year of divine fulfillment. Happy new year everyone.

My new years resolutions is almost ready (there a reason why it’s being posted late and there’s alot too). I  have a really good feeling about this year.