Sunday, May 19, 2013

Missing blogger & a Meal Plan

I have slacked on this whole "Blog Every Day in May" Challenge, because blogging every day is just hard! Can we just rename it "Blog A Lot of Days in May?"

I've had a pretty quiet weekend, mostly because I've been feeling a little under the weather the past couple of days. I was actually supposed to work on today, but I went to bed early Saturday evening with a migraine and an upset stomach, and I was feeling really nauseous and sick when I woke up this morning.

I think my body was worn down Thursday evening, after working nine days in a row. I am on Enbrel and Methotrexate to manage my Rheumatoid Arthritis, both of them are immune-suppressants so I am supposed to avoid taking them when I am not feeling well. I took them both Friday morning and felt okay, but by Saturday afternoon, I was in bed feeling crappy.

I forget sometimes that having Rheumatoid Arthritis is more than aching joints, that though my medications help manage my pain, that they do still comprise my health by suppressing my immune system and lowers my body's ability to fight off illnesses, viruses, and bugs.

One thing that I can do to keep my immune system working as well as possible in my circumstances is to make sure I am giving myself the proper nutrition. To fuel my body with good, clean food and avoid toxins, processed sugars, etc.

Something I haven't been as careful and diligent about is my eating habits, and I wonder if that has anything to do with whatever I've caught. I made up a mean plan for the week to make sure I am getting the proper nutrition and avoiding things like soda and white flour carbs.

I will work on getting recipes up for all of these yummy dishes throughout the week. Hopefully this week having my meals planned out for me I will make better decisions and eat food that is going to help me stay healthy. 

What is on your meal plan this week?


  1. I'm so sorry that you've been feeling under the weather! That's never fun. :-(

    Since coming home from college I'm attempting to eat a little healthier than I did at school! I love Indian food, and I've been exerimenting with cooking some healthy Indian dishes. I'll be sharing at least one recipe on my blog soon!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  2. Hope you feel better soon, lady!

  3. Have you tried buying grass-fed meat? Toxins are stored in fat, so something I do is make sure to buy organic meat (especially bacon) in order to avoid those toxins.

    All that aside- I just discovered your sweet blog, and I am just so inspired by you! I can't wait to keep coming back :)

    Jillian @

  4. oh B, you are such a famous blogger. Glad I knew you before the fame. :) Wish you lived with me so I could eat all your delishy meals.