#7daysofIBD – Days 6 & 7

Day 6 – Spoiled Guts

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My favorite souvenir!

It was my last day in Texas and I was sad because I had fun and it was a beautiful sunny day. Even though the weather was nice I still had not gone to the bathroom in 2 days! I was suffering! Completely bloated, nauseous, and the symptoms only got worst on the airplane. I looked like the guy from the fiber one commercial. As soon as the plane landed in DC, I was completely exhausted.Before getting on metro to go home, I decided I should stop and eat before I pass out and ate at the first place I saw. OF COURSE it was Mexican food lol

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Didn’t see another food spot close by, so I just accepted it and ordered a taco salad with  cheese and beans, hoping it would make me “go” . . . . and it did not. By the time I got home my late night snack was a bowl of oatmeal and lemon water, I was trying to find anything to clear me out!

Day 7 – Cleansed 😉

I went to the bathroom and for the first time in 2 days I did not feel bloated,  it was a good feeling! Unfortunately, that good feeling did not last because work was very stressful. Purposely took a short walk during lunch to ease my stomach pains. Didn’t leave work until 6:30pm and with the horrible commute didn’t get home until 7:15pm which isn’t too bad, DC/NOVA traffic is horrible!! But I went home with work on my mind and barely any food in the fridge. My dinner was a sandwich with gluten free ham & turkey, cheddar cheese,  and a glass of wine. YES a glass of wine, I don’t care how much it’s going to hurt later, all I know is that I’m gonna sleep well tonight 😉

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My current situation 🙂

I don’t know if these past 7 days have been interesting, exciting, or helped spread IBD awareness, but I was happy to participate and read other #7daysofIBD experiences.  I love my blog and will continue to spread IBD awareness is my own quirky way 🙂

My struggle with Fast food – Chipotle . . .

It’s been a struggle lately in regards to fast-food, especially when your job is a block away from Chipotle.  Mexican food has always been my fav, even though I knew I would regret it later.  All that cheese, sour cream, salsa, beans, etc. taste so good, but is not GERD or colitis friendly. Knowing all this I decided to go to Chipotle anyway for lunch. As I was standing in line, trying to figure out what combination of ingredients  will not make me suffer for the remainder of my work day, I started having bad thoughts.  As I got closer to order I was thinking; I should leave . . . I’m gonna regret this. . . . this is going to be BAD!! And then I heard, “How can I help you” . . I responded, “Yes can I have a bowl” . . . while shaking my head. I could not deny the Chipotle, so I ordered a bowl with the below items:

  • White rice
  • A little bit of Black beans
  • Chicken
  • tomatoes
  • A little bit of cheese
  • Guacamole

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Taste: Of course it was delicious!

Colitis friendly: Not really, If it was just rice and chicken that would have been great for my tummy.  The tomatoes, black beans, and cheese are a no go, but I asked for less than the normal portion.  As a result my stomach wasn’t bad. Did not experience any diarrhea or bloating, so I was happy. But even if I didn’t have any tummywoes, Chipotle can be a daily meal right? 🙂

Submission for Twenty Somethings Edition – 1

My struggle with fast food – &pizza

For lunch I decided to visit one of my old favorite spots, &pizza! If they delivered I would be in trouble 🙂  unfortunately, ordering my favorite pizza “The Maverick” meaty and cheese paradise will no longer do . . so I made my own pizza. The one thing I love about &pizza is their variety of healthy ingredients, and the option of glutton free dough!   Today I created the following pizza:

  • gluten-free dough
  • basil spinach pesto sauce
  • spinach
  • homemade mozzarella
  • mushrooms
  • roasted peppers
  • shredded chicken
  • Topped it off with oregano oil and black pepper.

I took a photo! 🙂

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Taste: It wasn’t bad, but I did miss the traditional tomato pizza sauce.

Colitis friendly: Recently discovered mushrooms are not colitis friendly, I don’t think I can let them go, got mushrooms anyway lol.  Mozzarella, eh . . it’s pizza, gotta have the cheese.  I did have to go to the bathroom maybe an hour or two after, but no diarrhea, cramps, or bloating. Just a regular #2 . . Iol  This will have to be a once in a while lunch . ,

I feel bad for you guys that don’t know &pizza, it’s a recent phenomenon  in the DC metro area. Check out their website http://andpizza.com/  and maybe one day they will be in a city near you.