Obsessed with Pineapple

by admin on August 19, 2014

Long Monday (and a very happy birthday to my Dad!).

It’s always tough to start right back up at work after having the weekend filled with school.  My finals and presentations went well.  I have a small take home test and paper due this week and then I’m home free!  Plus, I’m only four days away from the beach with two of my best friends.  Can’t wait!

Tonight, I did a 3 mile run from the Seaport to Battery Park. The weather was awesome! Run was good, relaxing. My Achilles is still tight but it’s getting there. So, I can’t complain.  It’ll take a few runs to feel my best.  I’ve been struggling with a sinus infection so I haven’t worked out too much in the last week and half.  But, I’m finally feeling better!  And, this run showed it! :)

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I should never go grocery shopping hungry.  I get such random things.  But, I did find something good!  At Whole Foods, I found this brand of organic spices called Healthy Earth Seasonings. I figured it’s organic and gluten free so why not give it a go? I used the Maya Coffee Earth Blend on Filet Mignon beef skewers with pineapple. I baked them at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Then, I ate with some guacamole and corn salad. All in all, it was a success.  Very easy and quick.

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Hope everyone has a great start to the week!
Katie

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Going Gluten Free

by admin on August 16, 2014

Finals weekend is here! Then, I have only one semester to go! I’m definitely looking forward to finishing up and having more “me” time to workout, cook, and blog!

I did get some news this week. So, I’ve been going to a GI doctor over the last few months to address some continuing stomach issues. He recommended an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. I bit the bullet and went. Everything looked good but the pathologist did find a microscopic form of colitis called lymphocytic colitis. Most experts feel that this is some sort of autoimmune issue but there isn’t anything conclusive. A lot of people recommend dietary changes before staring meds – steroids or immunosuppressants. So, that’s the route I’m going… which means no gluten!

As I try to stick to paleo, eliminating gluten isn’t so restrictive but does take some work to figure out and get used to. And, it will take some work to figure out what works to make my stomach and immune system better!

For dinner tonight, I made a bruschetta with diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. I added a little balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Then, I grilled up a piece of chicken and served with spinach. Easy breezy… and gluten free!

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Happy Friday!!
Katie

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30 Day Challenge

July 23, 2014

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