WIAW + Thursday Thoughts

Hello! Happy day before the day before the weekend!

A continuation of my (attempt at a) new trend, WIAW, can be found below, as can Thursday Thoughts, which I haven’t done in a while. Please feel free to leave some of your own thoughts – sometimes I feel like a crazy person, talking to myself. 😉



Fage 0% Fat Greek Yogurt + granola + fruit. (Like the patriotic colors? I actually took this picture on Memorial Day, but it’s basically what I had yesterday. 😉 )


Grilled roast beef and American cheese sandwich, carrots, grapes, cantaloupe, and tortilla chips.

Snacks (throughout the day)

Double Chocolate Chunk Rice Krispie

And some more of those addictive “Food Should Taste Good” Multigrain tortilla chips. (See this WIAW post for more about them.)


I forgot to take a picture of it, but it wasn’t interesting. I wasn’t super hungry, so I just had some watermelon, a billion and a half handfuls of those chips, and a cheese stick. Dinner of champions!


Lemon cookie and M&Ms.

Workouts June 3-9

Sunday: off
Monday: Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred + 15 minutes elliptical
Tuesday: 30-Day Shred + 20 minutes elliptical
Wednesday: 15 minutes jogging, 40 minutes total on treadmill
Thursday: rest
Friday: 30-Day Shred + 25 minutes elliptical
Saturday: ?P90X – Yoga?

Thursday Thoughts

  1. So remember that esophagus endoscopy that I had done back in April? Well, when the diagnosis came back, they told me that I still have EOE (an allergy-related inflamation of the esophagus), but that now there is a cure for it. (Back in 2007 when I was first diagnosed, they hardly knew anything about the condition). I was given a prescription inhaler to take for 6 weeks, and it seems to be helping. I’m cutting back on the other meds I take (initially taken to help with the EOE side effects) and don’t feel much different! I’ll go back for another appointment in July, but, fingers crossed – it seems to be improving!
  2. The above thought leads me to my next update: recently, I’ve been trying to go gluten-free. About a week after the endoscopy, I read an article talking about the wheat used today in foods. They said that most wheat is one that was created not even 50 years ago – it is genetically modified, which is why so many people have issues with it. The article said that people who eliminate it from their diet feel much better, more fit, and have less digestive issues, like heartburn (a side effect of EOE). While I don’t do it every day, going GF has definitely made me feel healthier!
  3. Speaking of which, I’ll try and put up some GF recipes soon! My favorite is still this granola, though – I could eat it for every meal and not feel at all guilty.
  4. A few weekends ago at a farmer’s market, my mom and I bought a hanging strawberry plant. Neither of us had ever seen them grow like that before and we couldn’t pass it up. I was so excited to pick the first strawberry, but in the short 3 hours that we had it on the railing….
    ….a squirrel ate it. You can even see a bit of fur amongst the bite marks. >:-/
  5. Yesterday was National (U.S.) Running Day! How did you celebrate? I had a quick 1 mile run on the treadmill, in addition to about 25 minutes of just walking. I then did a few yoga poses to stretch out.
  6. Watching the Diamond Jubilee events has made me seriously miss being in England! I love all of the pageantry and tradition there. I can’t get enough of it! I keep joking that I studied abroad the wrong semester! 🙂
  7. Sorry for the lack of posts lately – I am now babysitting full time (7:40 or 8:30 in the morning to 6 or 4:30 in the evening, depending on the family) and am totally exhausted by the time I get done. I’ll try and pick it up a bit!

Question of the day: Have you ever tried a GF diet, or are you on one right now? What are the biggest differences you’ve noticed?


  1. […] for me (I’m a bread, cracker, cookie carb addict). Last week, when I mentioned in my Thursday Thoughts that I was trying to be gluten-free for a majority of the days of the week, I should have been a […]

  2. […] wanted to share with you all a quick recipe that I created for yesterday’s lunch. With my attempt at GF eating, I’ve been incorporating much more corn, rice, flax, and various other […]

  3. […] I got my food allergies retested this past week. I’d been wanting to do this for a while, but I had to get my EOE checked out first and they couldn’t schedule me til December blah blah blah…You know how it goes […]

  4. […] that I cut back on wheat, corn, rice, and potatoes, and completely eliminate rye to help relieve my EOE symptoms, but that’s manageable. I’m so so glad none of the allergens tested positive, and […]

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