Vitamin Fail…

Have you ever had that day when things just didn’t seem quite right?

The world said it was Thursday but you would swear it was Friday.

Whole conversations happen and when you comment …people give you blank looks.

You’ll read something and feel…completely at a loss as to how to respond.

Words are just not coming to me.

This was my day.

Nay…my week.  I could swear it was Friday.  Not by the joy but by the length of time that went by.

I’d like to remind you Monday was a holiday.

What the hell People?

We had a bit of a crisis at work this week and this led to some SERIOUSLY angry and disgruntled employees.  I do okay if I keep my head down and try not to call attention.  Ha.  But I work in a small place.  Five people. Someone is bound to speak to you dammit.

Someone took my head off about ten minutes in this morning and that was all this headache needed for tears.  I feel so grownup!

They didn’t last.  I brushed it off, laughed with a co worker about the insanity of the week and moved on.  But the feelings of the day/week hung in there and I felt so off I couldn’t wait to leave.

At the end of the day as I put my drawer in the vault, my supervisor (I love her, she’s pretty awesome), told me she’s accepted a new position after five years with us and is moving on after next week.


I need to go home.


Shaughnessy mentioned to me recently something about vitamins not working so why bother taking them.  She doesn’t usually say it like that of course, but the gist is there.  So I do a search and sure enough…

“Enough” with the multivitamins already.

Do daily multivitamins make you healthier?

After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of “no.”

“We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful,” concluded the authors of the editorial summarizing the new research papers, published Dec. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough.”

They went on to urge consumers to not “waste” their money on multivitamins.

“The ‘stop wasting your money’ means that perhaps you’re spending money on things that won’t protect you long term,” editorial co-author Dr. Edgar Miller, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, told CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. “What will protect you is if you spend the money on fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, low fat dairy, things like that ..exercising would probably be a better use of the money.” source

So…yeah. There’s that.  I do take vitamins.

What the hell?

How many what the hell’s can I write in one post.

Take your supplements.

Don’t take your supplements.

I’m pretty upset about this.

Eat your vegetables.

Don’t eat your vegetables.

Okay…yeah…::awkward moment:: I’m pretty sure they didn’t actually say that.

Ne ver the LESS.

We should protest the conflicting boatload of information they continue to spew at us.

This diet

no THAT diet

This exercise

no THAT exercise

This is my official stance on the matter.

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I think I’m tired.  And possibly no longer making any sense.  I will perhaps leave you with Grumpy Cat and talk to you tomorrow when I am less…not quite here.  Or should I say when I can be here for you Baby.  I’m here for you.

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What do you think?

Supplements?  Or no.

Do you take them?  Daily or other?

I take several.  I took a doctor prescribed supplement for three months and I take a daily multi vitamin, fish oil, magnesium and B12.  All of those mostly regularly.  Ha.  Hey, we are nothing if not honest here at runtessrun.


2 Replies to “Vitamin Fail…”

  1. I take calcium pills because my lovely and helpful doctor tells me I have to. Otherwise I skip it all. Thought about glucosamine (my joints are achy sometimes now that I’m, um, a little older) but then I had sticker shock.

    And is that first GIF from Mansfield Park? I love that movie.

  2. Yep. My doctor was telling me to take vitamins, too! I also had a doctor who said, “hm. I don’t know. Let’s google it.” So doctors don’t know everything…right?
    I actually do have glucosamine to take (and SO YES on the sticker shock!) but I was not loving how freaking huge they were so I stopped for awhile. Randomly my puppy takes them and we notice a difference within days if he doesn’t have them. That convinced me.
    I think, yes, the GIF is from Mansfield Park but I wouldn’t swear to it? I love that movie, too but the GIF seemed so appropriate with him saying “what the hell” and all. ha. I love it.

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