Hey guys! Before I get into the post, I just want to take a moment to thank you all for your encouraging comments about my FODMAP diet. I really appreciate all your input and support! Knowing I have so many people to turn to when the road gets tough makes me feel a lot better. I know many of you realize how hard it is to have to drastically change your diet, whether it be a problem like mine, or a food allergy, or a disease like Celiac’s. This is what blogging is all about! So thank you to everyone!
How was your Thursday? Thursday’s are one of my favorite days of the week (besides Friday) because the long work week is mostly over, and I have all the excitement of the weekend to look forward to! This weekend I just have this little plan of GOING TO VEGAS!! Can you tell I’m excited? I’ve never been to Vegas before, and I’m going as part of a bachelorette party for my sister who is getting married in just over 3 weeks!
I’ll be sure to take LOTS of pictures and blog when I can, but I’ll be pretty busy Saturday and Sunday. Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon I’ll be in LA with my sister, and be back home late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning!
This morning I woke up to the sound of rain, which with this drought we’ve all been having, was a sound I wasn’t used to!
I actually kind of like the rain (unless I’m walking/jogging in it). It gives a new prespective on things. Like this flower
And the little reflection of the chair!
The wild mint loves the rain too
Also along the lines of rain, I hope everyone stayed safe during the big storms that hit today! Luckily we barely got anything- like less than 10 minutes of rain.
When I opened my PB jar this morning, I took one look at it and immediately smelled oats in a jar
I made my usual instant flaxseed oatmeal with almond milk, poured it into the jar, and topped it with 1/2 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, and two spoonfuls of maple granola!
Which I drank with a glass of apple juice.
Where’d my breakfast go
I tried to stick to the FODMAP as much as I could for lunch, so I packed a salad with:
- spring mix lettuce
- green pepper
- avocado (not FODMAP friendly)
- green beans
- a HB egg
And olive oil and vinegar for dressing. We didn’t have much lettuce on hand, so the salad started out pretty small.
Pile on the veggies and watch it grow!
I also ate a Stonyfield O’Soy yogurt because Chobani has been bothering my stomach so I wanted to avoid the milk, but it turns out O’Soy has cows milk in it! They use it to make the probiotics they add to the yogurt. My lunch didn’t bother me too much though, so maybe I’ll keep buying the soy yogurt.
This is totally random but I just wanted to mention it- after I left work, I went to the liquor store to buy a bottle of tequila and didn’t get ID’d! I just turned 21 almost 2 months ago, and I look like a 15 year old. When I worked at a grocery store, the rule was ID anyone who looks over 40!
My dinner wasn’t quite as FODMAP friendly. My mom and I cooked up some ears of corn from our CSA (not FODMAP friendly), some swiss chard and white beans (beans are not FODMAP friendly), and a salad similar to my lunch one, but with tofu instead of the egg.
Unfortunately, I think beans are out I took a Beano before I ate, and 3 hours later I’m still feeling the symptoms. I really love chick peas and hummus, but maybe not this much. I was starting to get used to the comfortable feeling of not having gas trapped in my stomach after I ate! (sorry if that was TMI).
I think in Vegas I’m going to do my best to stick to the FODMAP because if I’m not feeling comfortable, I won’t have fun. I’ll be sure to indulge a little though, because it is Vegas!
Also just want to mention something about my Couch to 5K program- I hit a new PR of jogging for 8 minutes today! It was pretty difficult though, and about 4 and a half minutes in I started to find it tough to breathe. I managed to push through and finish it out! I’m not sure if I’m ready to move on to the next day because it has me jogging for 8 minutes twice, and once was hard enough.
I’m off to do more packing- hopefully I’ll be blogging tomorrow before I leave. If not, have a great weekend!