Taking Back My Twenties

The Good and The Bad

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 | 8 comments

Howdy blog world,

I had a busy busy day at the ‘ole internship, which left me feeling a little drained this evening. The good news? I don’t have a food allergy!!!!!!! I really didn’t think I had one given that I don’t have any immune-system related symptoms, but I’m still so relieved. I do plan to stay away from scary artificial soy products and soybean oil, but soy lecithin (aka, chocolate) will be back in my life. The bad news is that I still have random stomach aches and spend approximately 60% of my day burping. The doctor continues to suspect lactose intolerance or another food intolerance and recommends trying the elimination again. It’s just sooo hard to avoid cheese:(

No time or energy for a workout today, but I did enjoy dinner and some quality couch time.



This meal was an easy combination of snap peas, asparagus, and shrimp served over my favorite TJ’s mushroom risotto.



Thursday is a holiday so I’m working really late tomorrow night, babysitting for Jon while his parents go to a concert. Does anyone else feel like the weeks are getting longer as we get closer to Thanksgiving? I hope all of you guys are doing well – I really do love reading your comments each day:)


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  1. Anna

    Glad to hear that you got good news from your test results! One of my nieces found out in the last year that she had food allergies/sensitivities and her family has had to adjust. It is hard especially when she comes to visit and I don’t know what she can and cannot have.

    I feel like the beginning of the weeks are getting longer but by the end of the week it feels like it has flown by. Maybe once I am out of school that will change :)

  2. Lauren

    Yay for no food allergies! I went through a period of stomach ails early in college, but was only afflicted by symptoms for a year or so. Perhaps you will “grow out” of your current symptoms? Here’s to hoping so.

    I’m so excited that we educators get a day off tomorrow! Just have to get through this one :)

  3. lisa

    That dinner looks soo good. Risotto is becoming my new favorite!

  4. Judy

    Stumped about your stomach trouble. I would have have a hard time giving up cheese also. Have a great night, and yes the nights seem to go on forever since the time change for me.

  5. Sara

    Lactose intolerance would be terrible, but it’s great that chocolate is back in your life!! It seems like lactose intolerant people can still eat cheese, though, for the most part – I remember learning in my food class that most lactose in cheese changes to other compounds during the aging process…but I could be blowing steam here ;-)

  6. Lindsey Morningstar

    Good news of the stomach stuff! It could just be a combination of stress and a slight intolerance for certain foods. I know if I eat too much cheese my stomach is not happy. It could also be hormonal changes with your body? Just some ideas.

  7. Dee

    Glad to hear that you have no food allergies! I hope you can figure it out soon!

    Ps. Your dinner looks fantastic!

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