Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cool runnings

I hope you’re sitting down, because I’m about to tell you something that contradicts most of what I write on a weekly basis.

This Thursday, all of you need to eat some ice cream.

You heard (read?) me right. This Thursday, Aug. 5, is Miracle Treat Day. By purchasing a Blizzard from a participating Dairy Queen location, you are helping the sick and injured children of your community. For each Blizzard sold, DQ will give $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network, which supports local pediatric hospitals. For all of us in north Georgia, that’s our very own Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Now, I talk a lot about moderation. And I wouldn’t encourage you to eat ice cream every day (not full-fat ice cream, anyway), but in order for us to provide the wonderful programs and services to our patients and families, our not-for-profit organization needs fundraisers like this. Since 1984, DQ has raised more than $81 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

This year, DQ is offering Mini Blizzards—they’re about half the size of a small. That’s moderation for you. Get one and split it with a friend, or save up a few calories just for the occasion. After all, ice cream once a year—for the kids—is worth it, right?

Visit www.miracletreatday.com to find a participating DQ near you.

I’m also going to encourage you to do something healthier. The Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5K Run/Walk is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at Turner Field. Children’s is trying to get a team of 500 participants. I’m no runner, but I’ve signed up to walk. I participated two years ago, about 60 pounds heavier than I am now. I was so proud to make it across the finish line. I hope this year is a little easier for me. Employees of Children’s can find more info on Careforce. Join me. It will be fun!

P.S. Weigh-in details for this week: I’m down another 2 pounds, for 64.7 total.


Anonymous said...

Can you see it? That cruise ship is getting closer and closer....

Anonymous said...

I just checked the nutrition info for SMALL Blizzards, and these are some of the lowest:
For 11 WW points you can get Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Chocolate Cherry, Butterfingers; for 12 WW points you can get Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. So while they are high in points, if you plan ahead it is workable if you use some of your weekly points.

emilyanne said...


I have heard from several people that they have trouble getting enough protein in thier diet.....here is a yummy way to increase that. I met this company at a conference a while back and the lemon ice cream is awesome! A little pricey but worth it to me :)

Carla said...

WOW E!!! Almost 65lbs...so amazing! I am so proud of you! Keep it up, I LOVE you!!!