Sunday, September 16, 2012

Let's shift focus.

This blog got abandoned because I hate counting calories.  In fact, I hate it so much, I have an app for it on my phone.  As such, I will no longer be posting the caloric information of my daily foods.  If you're interested in this, I will link out to that in the sidebar.

Moving on.

Today I had no time to get ready because I slept in because I'm a loser.

Starbuck Venti Iced Chai Latte with Vanilla, Soymilk and two shots of espresso

Trader Joe's Peach Soy Yogurt
Coke Zero

Trader Joe's Power to the Greens Mix
Trader Joe's Hummus Salad Dressing
Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Couscous
Trader Joe's Punjab Choley

Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks
Trader Joe's 12 Grain Mini Snack Crackers

You guys are going to start seeing a lot of probiotic and soluble fiber foods in my diet as I attempt to deal with my Crohn's Disease.  I've come to a head with my digestive issues, and I don't care what my family doctor says, one test ten years ago can't determine if I have Crohn's disease or not.  I have had lifelong chronic digestive issues, and you will not wave it off as "stress related IBS".  I have fantastic coping mechanisms, it is NOT due to stress.  I wasn't stressed out in the second grade and I'm not stressed out now.

As such, there will be a new part to this blog.  I won't get into graphic details with it, because no one wants to hear all of that and frankly I don't want to tell you, but I will be adding:
Symptoms:  Abdominal cramping in the morning, subsided by late afternoon.  Level zero*.

*As far as other, ahem, symptoms, I will refer to those as a level issue and it will be based on a scale known only to me.  That's not really something I feel like sharing with you guys.


  1. Hey Beth, I don't have Crohn's but I did notice that when I eat soy yogurt daily it actually gives me a gut ache instead of helping my digestive issues... Usually I don't have any digestive issues. I know that is completely the opposite of what yogurt is supposed to do but for now I'm avoiding it.
    Have you ever done green smoothies? I never keep it up for more than a few weeks at a time b/c I get bored, but when I make lots of green smoothies (usually just spinach, banana, and strawberries or raspberries) for breakfasts it helps going... hope that's not TMI ^.^ makes my skin look really nice, too.

    1. I never saw this comment!! Bummer!! Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to eating larger quantities of pro biotics in one sitting. Also, you could be soy sensitive?