Wednesday and Thursday were ridden with IBS problems. I have not introduced any new foods into my diet, so I have no idea what provoked my attacks the past 2 days, but it was bad enough that I needed to take some time off from work yesterday to go home and rest.
Wednesday was hot, hot, hot. Tuesday and Wednesday placed Michigan in the middle of a heat wave and the temps rose to above 95 degrees! So crazy, so uncomfortable, SO not running outside. There were several DVD workout substitutions and workout day rearrangements to adjust for the weather extremes.
At least I always have frozen bananas on hand to make a smoothie with. Although, I did fire up the oven the other evening. I had a couple of very spotty looking bananas and so decided it was about time that I whipped up another batch of black bean brownies. Courtesy of my Happy Herbivore cookbook. Pair that with Vanilla Bean coconut milk ice cream and I was one happy camper, or at least my tummy was.
Today, I had an exam in my Spanish class. I understand most of the “rules” for the most part, if anything I just struggle with remembering all of the vocabulary, especially when it comes to choosing which is the appropriate verb to use. Afterwards, I would normally have gone to work, but instead I had a check-up at my specialist in Ann Arbor. Mommy and me road trip!
I was more excited about what we were going to do after my appointment. Ann Arbor just so happens to be the home of the closest Trader Joe’s to my house! I begged (okay, it really didn’t take that much coaxing) her to let us go and she agreed (although she forgot and I had to remind her).
The appointment seemed to go well, other than the fact that it ran over an hour late which did not make me happy in the least. But, I knew that at the end of it all it would mean that I would get to go to Trader Joe’s so I hung in there 🙂 . No major changes are going to be made with my medications and treatment even with the past few days of pain. Basically, I’m completely full of gas and that’s what’s been causing my problems lately. Hopefully some Gas-X will clear it all out.
Anyways, Trader Joe’s was awesome! Check out tomorrow’s post for pictures of my goodies and a recap!
I made savory oats for the first time for dinner tonight! Usually, oats are a sweet sensation for me, but it was dinner time and I wanted something more savory and salty, and slightly cheezy (in the form of nooch of course). Other than the fact that I added way to much water so that it took a long time to cook, I think that it turned out well!
TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR MY TRADER JOE’S RECAP!
Have you ever tried savory oats?