My Day at the Water Summit

Today I attended the Atlantic Water Summit at the National Press Club. IMG_2111The summit addressed the issue of water resources in the U.S. and around the world. The speakers included Senator Dick Durbin, Hugh Grant (President and CEO of Monsanto Company) and a number of scholars and experts on the subject. I was informed last minute that I would be attending the summit so I didn’t have time to do any research on the topic, but I am actually somewhat knowledgeable about it since I heard years ago that millions of children die every year from lack of access to clean water. I read up on it at the time and it’s never left my mind or heart.

If you want to learn more, please visit one of these sites:

The Water Project

Water for People

WaterAid America

In other news, I ate food today. Yep. It was nothing amazing…I got the veggie box from the summit. It came with a roasted veggie sandwich on a croissant, chips, apple and choc chip cookie. I ate the apple and part of the sandwich until I realized it wasn’t going to keep me full and I should eat my smashed from the bottom of my purse PB&PB (peanut and pumpkin butter) sammie. Nice.IMG_2107

Then, I got super into the summit and forgot about food until I was in Union Station waiting for my train and got super shaky! I was in the bookstore and noticed I couldn’t pick up a book and look at it with a steady hand. So, I bought some fruit & a diet coke (for good measure). I didn’t feel hungry at all, but my blood sugar must have been low or something!IMG_2113

I brought the rest of my veggie sammie home, tossed the soggy croissant and used the veggies in a falafel wrap. Amazing (once I added hot sauce and TJ’s peanut dressing)! IMG_2116

In progress…I am working on some new tabs and blog updates :) And I got this new recipe book – yes, I know that it’s looks like a “grandma” style cook-book, but I am a busy girl who likes to eat, so the slow cooker is my BFF. I will share recipes (because you know I’ll change them) as I cook away!!! IMG_2120Dessert may be on the menu…we’ll see :)

Halloween = Candy Time = Potential Diet Danger

Every year Spark People sends puts out an article on the Halloween treats to avoid. This year they make some better for you recommendations – they include pumpkin themed treats and warm holiday beverages. Oooh – they are mentioning what we’ve known for a long time, treats like my easy pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin milkshake and gingerbread flavored tea are winners that save calories!


  1. says

    I’m sooo happy we don’t celebrate halloween! I suck at ignoring candy when it’s everywhere. A colleague of mine put a large box of chocolates on his desk for his birthday yesterday. It has been calling my name since yesterday, and it will take my co-workers at least a whole week to get through that stash! AAAARGH!!!

  2. says

    Lack of clean water is a huge pet peeve of mine. I live near Lake Tanganyika, one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world, but the conduits for getting the water to people’s homes are so poorly maintained that the water gets contaminated and the region has annual cholera outbreaks. Cholera! In the 21st century! It’s unacceptable. Glad the conference kept you so involved!

  3. says

    I hate that shaky feeling. I usually have an energy bar in my bag just in case. But occasionally I get stuck and the shakiness comes on. Not a good feeling!

  4. says

    Thankfully no one in my family is young enough to trick or treat so that’ll keep the temptation away. We do have a cheesecake factory pumpkin cheesecake in the freezer which will be a problem when we take it out but I’ll just focus on working on one piece for a few days (and not all in one sitting!)

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