WIAW #45 – How am I bloated again?

Hello everyone..we’re really back to regular programming here as I remembered to take photos this week (last week, not so much). Thanks to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting this link party!

green smoothie

Yesterday morning, I was craving a green smoothie. I made it with kale, a banana, rice protein, almond butter, and almond milk. I had my husband try it, and he actually liked it! The only problem was that after I drank it, I found myself bloated. Hmm…

I took advantage of a cancelled call yesterday morning to take an early lunch and go for a run. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel after the Tough Mudder on Sunday, so I limited myself to 30 minutes. Prior to my run, I rolled out my quads, IT bands, and shins, however, it was my calves that were feeling tight.

spaghetti

After my run, I prepped my lunch – spaghetti with meat (ground turkey) sauce,  grilled bell peppers, and a sprinkle of parmesan. It was delicious but I was bloated again, and to top it off, I was hungry not long after lunch. I snacked on a Kind bar, a few lentil crackers, and some cottage cheese (not pictured).

kind-bar

Shortly after work, I was hungry again, and after drinking some water, I grabbed another Kind bar, and then I noticed that I was bloated again, or maybe I never stopped being bloated, plus I had a stomach ache. I went to visit my friend Alicia to bring her some of the pizza from Monday night, and when I got home, I started prepping dinner.

beef tacos

We decided on Taco Tuesday, and I used some taco seasoning I had previously mixed (it was probably this recipe; can’t be certain). We topped them with cheese, crema (Mexican sour cream), and salsa, and I had a side of romaine lettuce with lime juice. Right after dinner, we were putting things away, and the skin on my belly stretching so bad due to bloating that it was hurting.

I noticed I’ve been bloated more often since the honeymoon (ICYMI – we got married!), but I figured once I cut out the alcohol and started eating clean again, that it would subside. However, that has not been the case. On Monday, I was thinking that perhaps it was time to do the Lyn Genet Plan again starting this weekend, and then yesterday morning, I was thinking that perhaps it could wait until the week after. After dinner last night, I knew I couldn’t wait any longer; I have to figure out what’s causing this bloating. The good thing is that I get to do the Spring Plan because it’s been over 75F every day since we’ve been home :D

I may have to adjust May’s goals (I think the max I can run while doing the plan is 30 minutes), but I’ll let you guys know for sure.

Hope you guys are doing well :D

WIAW #43 – Struggles

Hello, there! I hope your week has been going well thus far… mine’s been pretty busy. I’m reorganizing my office, so when I’m not working, I’m working on that or the wedding while watching “How I Met Your Mother.” I finally caught up to season 9, but to watch the current season from the beginning, I’d have to pay $49.99 for the season subscription on iTunes. Nope. Not going to happen. I’m going to have to wait until it comes out on Netflix!

Anyhooo since it is Wednesday, it’s time for another edition of WIAW–a wonderful party hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons.

Yesterday started off with some a winter warning; there was ice on the ground. There were some delayed starts, but they didn’t apply to me (I was going to work from home) nor my fiancé (he had to go into work at his usual time). For breakfast, I decided on Chobani coconut-blended yogurt with papaya, Udi’s GF granola, and almonds.

Breakfast: Coconut Chobani with papaya, Udi's gluten-free granola, and slivered almonds

Little Miss Maya was hanging around on my crafts table shortly after I took that photo. She is just over a year old, but she’s still got such a baby face.

maya

Last night, we had spaghetti and meat sauce for dinner, but I didn’t have any spaghetti left over. When it came time for lunch, I had to wait until after a noon call to get myself in the kitchen to prep lunch. This proved to be disastrous.. I snacked on a couple of All But Gluten chocolate chip cookies. Once the pasta was cooked, I heated the meat sauce and some frozen grilled bell peppers, and mixed it all together, and topped with some parmesan.

Lunch: ziti with meat sauce and vegetablesIn the afternoon, I was going to take photos of the cookies since I did have them before lunch, and instead of putting them back in the bag, I had them as well. They weren’t even that good!

Cookies and milkI’m so not looking forward to telling my dietitian/personal trainer this morning. I’ve been struggling to keep it clean since the weekend, but I feel like I’m so burned out from just eating healthy and not being able to just eat some things. Perhaps I should’ve just taken a break and given myself permission to have a day or two off, and then I wouldn’t have felt so guilty. Anyway, I’m sure she’ll kick my butt!

For dinner, we had Butter Chicken from Clean Eating magazine scheduled.

dinner-butter-chicken

I was really excited because it was so fragrant with the curry, turmeric root, and Garam Masala, but it was pretty bland; we were so disappointing. I knew it wasn’t going to be too strong, but I was afraid to add the spices afterwards. I’m not sure if it’s the spices (perhaps I shouldn’t be getting them from the bulk section), or if I just needed to double them (which is what I usually do with Clean Eating recipes). Any advice?

How do you get yourself back on track?

Lately, after a good verbal spanking from my dietitian, I’ve been able to stay clean, but I reminded myself today that even though the scale isn’t moving, I’m still making improvements with my clothing and TRX.

 

 

 

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