Nut Butter x3 (WIAW)


(More or less…)

Much too tired/lazy to make a real breakfast this morning. Waffles it was! I actually accidentally burnt the first round in the toaster and just couldn’t bring myself to eat them.

Topped with almond butter, maple syrup, and Crofter’s Superfruit Spread that I picked up for myself while at the health food store the other day shopping for my blogger exchange.

On campus, I ate a plum, a banana, carrots with Sunbutter, trail mix (banana chips, raisins, sweet potato puffs, mini vegan chocolate chips), and a sandwich with soy cheese, spinach, and Tofurkey.

I snacked on some melon (or is it cantaloupe? I can never remember which is which) before and after my run.

Dinner was spice-ay! Seitan, spinach, Daiya cheese, salsa, red pepper hummus, cumin, and a few red pepper flakes thrown it.

It doesn’t look too pretty, but it sure was tasty!

I really wanted a smoothie, but I know that I have to force some variety into my life sometimes when I fall into ruts. And I think that some of you out there would agree that I’ve been in a dinner rut lately.

Dessert was an apple with cinnamon and oodles of white chocolate peanut butter on the side for dippage. I miss my Pink Ladies. I’ve been forced to eat my mother’s Gala apples and they’re just too mealy for my liking.

I just realized that I ate nut butters from three different nut sources today. Nut butter winnage!



My IBS has really been acting up since last night. There were a bunch of finales on TV that I was watching and I had to keep running back and forth between my room and the bathroom. Not a good time. This continued through the night and into this morning. I’ve never had this symptom before, it’s usually quite the opposite, so I’m not quite sure what’s going on here. But it has left me feeling quite icky.

Still reading about the gluten-free lifestyle. I’m about halfway through a “Dummies” guide. It’s been quite educational and kind of has me wanting to get tested again and to actually see my test results firsthand. Or it may not really matter. Going gluten-free makes many people feel better, even if they don’t have a gluten sensitivity. And trying it certainly doesn’t hurt. You don’t know if you don’t try, etc…

In other, less important but exciting to me, news: I’m starting to get a tan! We’ve had a few great, sunny days lately and through forcing myself to get out in it I’m now not quite as deathly-looking pale as I was! I’m not a bronzed bombshell yet, far from it, but it’s a start in the right direction for a healthy glow that is not the result of self-tanner or tanning beds.

KIN lecture was on the most common injuries and lower back health. I seriously love this class, it’s making me want to take more KIN classes. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze some in before I graduate!

I have my first exam of the session on Friday in my Spanish class. I’m not worried. I’m glad that I remembered more Spanish that I thought that I would. I remember a lot of the “rules”, just specific words I can’t always remember the Spanish equivalent of.

I debated back and forth last night whether or not I was going to volunteer at the food bank today, but I ended up deciding not to for a number of reasons. I’m really going to try and make a real effort to go on one of their other distribution days this summer, though.



We had a free workout period in KIN today after lecture, so I hit up the treadmill to see how much of my 6 miles for the day I could get out of the way before it was time to stretch. I managed to get 3.75 miles in 32:16 before I had to stop. I also did a little bit of ab work with the rest of the class: two-step crunches and some medicine ball work with a partner.

Once I got home I did the last 2.25 real quick before I had to go back to campus to pick my mom up from work and get us over to the grocery store.


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US Readers: What are you going to do for Memorial Day weekend? Do you have Monday off?


17 thoughts on “Nut Butter x3 (WIAW)

  1. ahh IBS sucks. I know what that feels like. I have somewhat of a hold on what causes mine to act up but I’m still learning as well!
    Memorial day weekend will include lots of family time and of course food!

  2. I am in love with pink lady apples ! They have JUST come into season here in Aus. and I refuse to eat any other kind of red apple. 🙂 love the blog ucrunner!

  3. I think I need to pick up some of that pb and co stuff tonight.. I’ve never had it and it sounds so wonderful and amazing.
    I’m not sure I agree with the term, “healthy glow” unless it is in reference to becoming sickly and pale, then getting that “glow” through regaining health. Tans are bad for you! I’m pale and proud. 😀

    This weekend I will be studying like mad. The week of Memorial day is “dead week” at my uni. I have one take home exam that I will be able to work on from this friday until next, so I will be quite busy! But yes- we do have the Monday off, at least. I cannot wait to be done with this term!!

  4. I love your dinner. Daiya cheese is the BOMB.

    I forgot to do WIAW this week. OOPS :O

    My dads birthday is on memorial day weekend so I will be havin’ a barbecue. Bring on the grilled veggies 😀

  5. Yay for NUT BUTTAHS!! 🙂 Sorry your stomach has been acting up. Have you ever tried Total Tea? I swear by it. It’s this great detox tea that really helps with digestion. I drink it every other night.

    • My primary doctor actually legitimately thought that I was crazy (“it’s all in your head”), but my family and I pushed the issue so hard that she referred me to specialists.

      I still feel like they just gave up and slapped an “IBS” sticker on my file since they couldn’t figure anything else out.

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