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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Waffle Recipe

Now that fall is almost upon us, I have been trying out some different pumpkin recipes. I love all things pumpkin in the fall!!

Today’s recipe is delicious, full of protein, and will satisfy your pumpkin craving!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Waffle       Serves:1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Power Cakes Mix (you can use any waffle mix you have, but the protein is calculated using this mix)
  • 1/2 tbsp. of chocolate chips (you can add more to your liking)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup Libby’s Pure Pumpkin
  • approximately 3 oz of water (a little less than half a cup)

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Directions

  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. While iron is heating, whisk together waffle mix, water, egg, and pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. When waffle iron is hot, spray, and add waffle mix to waffle maker. Cook to desired doneness. Approximately 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Calories: 271   Protein: 19 grams   Carbs: 39.5 grams    Fat: 4.7 grams

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If you can find the Kodiak waffle mix, I recommend trying it! It’s full of protein and tastes delicious. I bought mine at Target.

I can’t wait to try out some more pumpkin recipes!

  • What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe or food?
  • What’s your favorite season?

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Dry Needling and Vacation!

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My heart goes out to all those affected by the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Even thirteen years later, I am sure the pain is still fresh for some. United we stand. Never forget.

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Good morning!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I had a small set back in physical therapy. Basically, my adductor muscle (inner thigh) has been in a lot of pain that won’t go away. It is overactive and compensating for my weak hip and glute muscles.

It has been making it very difficult to do the exercises at physical therapy because my adductor muscle constantly takes over when it shouldn’t. I am pretty much at a stand still with my hip and glute strengthening exercises because my adductor muscle is all like, I’m king of this castle! I am going to take over every muscle in your body! Bwahhhhaaaa.

My adductor muscle is being a jerk.

Despite all my physical therapist’s best efforts, we haven’t had any luck with my adductor muscle pain. So, yesterday she suggested we try something a little different: dry needling. Yes, it is as bad as it sounds. It’s similar to acupuncture.

From the Athletico website:

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.  Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Do I hate needles? Yes. Am I terrified of needles? No.

At this point, I was so sick of the pain, I was willing to try anything to make it go away. Including jamming needles straight into my muscle.

I think my pain tolerance level falls somewhere in the middle of the pain tolerance spectrum. I’m not a huge baby but I don’t like pain either. I’ve had two babies, three amniocentesis needles stuck in my belly, my tonsils out, my nose pierced, hip surgery, plantar fasciitis, hip bursitis, detached rib cartilage, cortisone shots, and more. I’m no stranger when it comes to pain.

Dry needling hurts. It was not fun. It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever experienced in my life. I am not one of those people that outwardly screams or yells when I’m in pain. But when they stuck that needle into my muscle a sound came out of me that I couldn’t stop. And my muscles spasmed on their own which was weird.

I wouldn’t exactly call it unbearable pain but it was not fun. At all. The whole process lasted about 5 minutes or so. I didn’t look at all so I’m not really sure what the needles looked like. I’m sure they were small, but I wasn’t about to make myself faint by looking.

I was sore afterwards which is normal. My groin muscle was really sore for the rest of the night and I spent the afternoon on the couch.

This morning I felt better but still sore. The physical therapist said it was okay to swim but to stay out of the gym until my appointment on Friday afternoon. She said that if there is still pain, I might need one more dry needling session. I pray that I don’t.

I really hope this works because I am anxious to get on with my physical therapy and get better!

With all that bad news about my recovery, I do have a some good news – I’m going on vacation! I won’t have access to a gym while I’m gone and that’s actually a good thing because it will give my leg a lot of time to rest. I will have access to a pool which is good because the physical therapist says that swimming is the best thing I can do at this point.

To tell you the truth, I actually invited myself on my sister-in-in law’s vacation. She is going out to California to visit our aunt and uncle and once I heard she was going, I invited myself along (Sorry, Crystal!). It was really a last-minute and spontaneous decision which isn’t like me at all.

Danny usually goes to Canada every year or every other year. We usually take a small family vacation in the summer, but I haven’t had time to relax alone since I went to California with my mom about seven years ago.

Me and my mom seven years ago when we went to California:

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Oh my gosh. Can we talk about how nice my hair used to be! What happened?! I was also nervous about leaving the kids that time too. You can see a list taped on the door for Danny of everything Jacob needed in his backpack for school and what to wear!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and kids to death, but everyone needs a break sometimes. Time to relax and recharge. And in my case, recover. The hardest part will be being away from my kids for so long. I can’t even think about it because it makes me sad. Jacob went to Canada with Danny last year but Jaden has never been away from me for so long. I think it will be hard on him too, but once I’m gone, I’m sure they’ll have funny with Danny. And they’ll be in school all day.

We’re leaving Tuesday afternoon and coming home Saturday night. It’s not an incredibly long time but I’ll still miss Danny and the kids. The hardest part is being so far away. What if something were to happen? Of course, I have total faith in Danny with the kids but you never know what can happen.

I am really looking forward to the trip and can’t wait to go!!

Like I mentioned, I went swimming this morning. I was tired and sore, so I used a kickboard for a lot of my laps and did squats and lunges.

I am used to swimming now although I don’t think I’ll ever love it. The worst part is that it’s making my skin crazy! I normally have very sensitive skin and the chemicals in the pool are drying out my skin like crazy.

I have two huge rough dry patches of skin on my cheeks where the skin is peeling and flaking off. It’s gross and make-up just makes it look worse. I googled ways to deal with dry skin from swimming and most websites said to use moisturizer, Vaseline, or sunscreen prior to and after swimming and to shower right away.

I use moisturizer daily anyway so today I just applied in to my face before I got in the pool.

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I also used overnight conditioner in my hair before I got in the pool.

I don’t like showering at the gym and I only live 5 minutes away, so I just take a shower as soon as I get home. I think the moisturizer helped a little bit today. My cheeks were still dry but not nearly as dry as usual.

Tomorrow, I will be resting from the gym because I have a tons of errands to do. I am going to my cousin’s baby shower this weekend and I’m bringing cookies. I still have to buy a gift and cookie ingredients. I also have to get a few little things I need for California. It’ll be a busy weekend!

I have one more fall food find that I wanted to share with you:

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Dannon caramel apple pie Greek yogurt. These are amazing!!

Have a great day!

Biggest loser starts tonight! Anyone watching??

  • Have you ever done needling/acupuncture?
  • Are you watching the Biggest Loser tonight?
  • Any dry skin tips?

 

 

 

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Zevia Zero Calorie Soda Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received this product free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

As a Moms Meet Ambassador, I was recently given the opportunity to try out Zevia Zero Calorie Soda.

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As a rule, I try not to let my kids drink too much soda on a regular basis. If were at someone’s house or a restaurant, I’ll usually let them have one. To me, it’s more something that should be a special treat, rather than just something you grab when you’re thirsty.

My kids were very excited to try out the Zevia soda. To them, it was just like drinking regular soda. To me, it was giving them something a little better than a sugar-filled Coke.

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The nice thing about Zevia is that it’s sweetened naturally with high purity, US grown Stevia and monk fruit. Zevia soda does not contain calories, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. It’s perfect for kids and adults!

All Zevia soda is kosher, gluten-free, and vegan!

Six-packs of Zevia range from $3.99-$5.99 and comes in tons of flavors. My kids were so excited to try the Mountain Zevia flavor, and they loved it!

Other flavors include: Grape, Ginger Root Beer, Strawberry, Cherry Cola, and lots more.

I liked that this soda is sugar-free and doesn’t use artificial sweeteners without sacrificing flavor. I also liked that the ingredients were very simple.

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You can check out more great things from Zevia on their website, Facebook, Twitter, instagram, or Pinterest.

Zevia was kind enough to give me a few extra coupons for free 6 or 4 packs of Zevia. You can enter below to win one coupon good for a free pack. There will be four separate winners. US residents only please.

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Baby Showers, Swimming, and The Bears

Good afternoon!

AMRAP Nutrition Bar Winners

The three winners of the AMRAP bars are Sarah, Kelsey, and Melissa. I sent all the winners an email. Congrats!

The Weekend

Our weekend was busy but low-key at the same time.

On Saturday morning, Jacob had a soccer game. On Saturday afternoon, I went to a baby shower for my best friend’s sister.

The mama-to-be:

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Me, Jenny, and Crystal (another mama-to-be):

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I made a cute diaper cake for the shower.

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My grandma made an amazing elephant cake for the shower. How cute did it turn out?! It was delicious red velvet cake on the inside.

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Sunday

In addition to my quad pain, I have been having some pretty bad adductor pain. My quad will get sore when I am doing too much, but the adductor pain is pretty much a constant annoying pain all the time.

My physical therapist told me that I should stay out of the gym for the whole weekend, except for swimming. She said at this point swimming is the best thing I can do. She said to do squats and lunges in the pool rather than kicks because the kicks are using my adductor muscles too much for the time being.

On Sunday morning, Danny and I swam for about 45 minutes. I did a total of 35 laps which is my most so far. I count swimming to one side of the pool as one lap. I usually do some laps without the kickboard and then use the kickboard once my leg and hip starts to get too tired.

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I told myself that if I burned at least 300 calories while swimming, I would get a Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice crème brulee iced coffee.

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It was amazing.

Sunday afternoon was the first Chicago Bears game of the season! My family came over to watch the game.

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My adorable niece.

Today

Danny was able to find the Chobani pumpkin spice yogurt at Wal-Mart near his work and I had it for breakfast this morning.

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It was so good! It reminds me of pumpkin pie and it would be delicious with graham crackers crumbled on top. Yum! I’m loving all the pumpkin food.

I also found pumpkin bread and cookies.

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This morning, I went to the gym. My adductor is feeling a little better but my quad is sore after working out. It’s never ending and super annoying.

I worked on back and biceps today. I did some of the following exercises:

  • wide grip lat pull down
  • seated cable row
  • back extension machine
  • quadruped opposite arm/leg raise
  • seated biceps curls
  • cable biceps curls
  • plate twists
  • concentration curls

It was a fast workout because I had to pick up my niece. I think I will spend the rest of the day resting my leg!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • Are you a football fan? Favorite team?
  • Favorite pumpkin item?

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AMRAP Bar Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: As a SweatPink ambassador, I received the AMRAP protein bars to try out and review on my blog at no cost. All opinions are my own.

AMRAP Bars

Protein bars are one of my favorite things to grab for a quick breakfast or as a post workout snack. I love all kinds of protein bars and I love trying out new ones. As a Sweat Pink ambassador, I was recently given the opportunity to try out AMRAP Bars.

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First off, I was intrigued by the three flavors of the AMRAP bars: cashew & vanilla, almond & honey, and fig & cacao. Cashews and almonds are my two favorite nuts so I was excited to try those flavors out first.

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I loved that these bars were simple without a bunch of ingredients thrown in. The cashew bar actually tasted like cashews. I even got Danny to try it and the only nut he likes are peanuts. He gave it a thumbs up.

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AMRAP bars are non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, and don’t contain artificial ingredients. Although, I don’t follow a Paleo diet, these bars are 100% Paleo if that’s something you look for when picking out a protein bar.

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They have a high fat to carb ratio and lots of protein – about 15 grams per bar. To me, these bars are a little on the high side calorie-wise. They are approximately between 270 and 320 calories. But I do think they are perfect for a quick breakfast if you’re running out the door or eating half before a workout and half after a workout.

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If your more of an athlete or training for an event, AMRAP bars are a great go-to bar. They offer the nutrition that your body needs after training – calories, carbs, and protein!

Overall, I really liked the AMRAP bars. They tasted good, gave me the carbs and proteins I needed after a hard workout, and don’t contain any artificial ingredients.

Giveaway

You can enter to win your very own variety pack box of AMRAP bars. Enter below.

Updated to add: There will be three winners! Each winner will win one box of eight bars!

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Labor Day Weekend

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Our weekend was jam-packed with workouts, cookouts, and family fun.

On Friday night, Danny and I went back to the pool to swim again. I am getting a lot more used to the water although I’m still not a huge fan of putting my face in the water. I have been swimming laps with and without the kickboard and doing a lot of kicks under water.

My leg and quad are still really sore so the pool in a nice low-impact workout. But trust me, it still gets my heart rate up. I’ll swim a lap as fast as I can and by the time I reach the side, I am so out of breath! Swimming is hard work!

On Saturday morning, we went to the gym to do a back and biceps superset workout.

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After the workout, Danny helped me foam roll my leg. It is incredibly awkward but he is able to put a lot more pressure on my leg then I could by doing it myself.

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Saturday afternoon, Jacob had a practice soccer game and I brought with a new Luna bar flavor – lemon vanilla!

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It was so good! If you can find this bar, I definitely recommend trying it!

Jaden and I also had fun taking some selfies :)

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Sunday afternoon, we went to my grandparent’s house to cookout and celebrate my grandma’s birthday. My grandpa made her the most delicious Snickers cake.

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The weather was beautiful (except for those darn bees) and we had fun playing bocce ball and bags.

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Sunday morning, we met my family at a nearby restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, Danny and I headed to the gym and spent about 45 minutes swimming.

For dinner, we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s for a make your own nacho night!

It was a busy weekend filled with fun and family! The weather was perfect and it was a great way to end the summer.

Now that September has arrived I am ready for all things fall!!

  • Who else is ready for fall?!
  • What did you do this weekend?

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A Tiny Setback

Good afternoon and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Who has a three-day weekend?!

Well, I had a tiny set back in my physical therapy. I’m not sure exactly why but the therapist thinks it might have been the squats. Sigh. I was really really, I mean really excited for those squats.

I did them at physical therapy and then I did them the next day on my own. By the time my physical therapy appointment rolled around on Wednesday my quad hurt and burned more than it ever has. I usually do a 10 minute warm-up on the stationary bike when I get to physical therapy but that day I could barely make 5 minutes.

Instead, I took it easy and we did a lot of massage and stretching. My physical therapist told me to hold back on the squats, stationary bike, and walking for a day or two. She suggested going in the swimming pool. Sigh again.

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When my gym first opened, I took the pool running class. It was okay, just not really my thing. I used to love swimming when I was a kid but not so much now. I probably haven’t gotten in a pool to swim in 20 years…until last night.

I hate sitting around doing nothing more than I hate the pool, so Danny and I went to the lap pool last night.

I can’t believe how hard swimming is. I was out of breath after one lap.

Even though my leg still ached, the pool was so much less stressful on my quad. It took me a while to get used to the water. I tried putting my face in the water while swimming and I had a panic attack the first ten times. I felt so trapped and like I couldn’t breath. Okay, obviously I couldn’t breath because I was underwater but I don’t even remember the last time I was underwater. It’s weird.

I ended up swimming two laps at a time. Then I would stop and do front kicks, side kicks, and back kicks in the water. I swam 16 laps (some of them I used the kickboard) – I’m counting a lap as one time across the pool, doing the kicks in between. At the end I did a few sets of bicycles while hanging onto the wall.

I wasn’t in the pool that long, about 35 minutes, but it was tough. The pool was a nice change and I’ll do it if I have too but it’s not my favorite.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was the same as yesterday – a Kodiak power cakes waffle and egg whites.

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I used some of Jaden’s dairy-free chocolate chips in it and it was so good. The mini chocolate chips make it so much better. I think chocolate makes everything better.

I did go to the gym today. I tried to take it easy by doing 15 minutes on the stationary bike followed by a short upper body workout. I made sure to foam roll my quad and glute at the end.

My leg is a little sore but not too bad.

After the gym, I stopped by Target. Since it’s a holiday weekend, and we have a family get together planned, I wanted to get Jaden some dairy-free treats so he wouldn’t feel left out.

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Luckily, the Ghirardelli brownies are dairy-free. They contain cocoa butter, but after a little research I found out that cocoa butter isn’t actually a dairy product. I also got him some mango sorbet and So Delicious fudge pops.

Another common misconception is that eggs are dairy. They’re not. And Jaden, thank goodness, isn’t allergic to eggs. I am learning so much. :)

I also picked up some Earth’s Best chicken nuggets…for myself. Even though these are geared towards kids, I love them. And Jaden won’t eat chicken nuggets. I think he’s the only kid I know that won’t eat chicken nuggets.

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Have a happy and safe weekend!

  • Do you have any plans this weekend?
  • Do you like to swim?

 

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Squats are Back in my Life

Big News: Yesterday at physical therapy I did 30 squats!

Okay, they were ball squats on the wall, but they were still squats. Doing thirty squats might not seem like big news, but it is to me. Before surgery, I was taking BodyPump at least two times a week, teaching it once a week, and practicing it for numerous hours at home. That’s a lot of squats.

I haven’t been able to do squats for 47 days…until yesterday. It felt good to be able to actually do an exercise that I’m used to doing and something a little more challenging.

Yesterday was my second post-op surgery appointment at the doctor. It has been almost seven weeks since my surgery. The doctor said that I am healing nicely and the range of motion in my hip is good. I am allowed to start doing lower body exercises with my physical therapist only.

I can continue walking and the stationary bike. In a week or two, I can add the elliptical. I can also do strength exercises in the pool and use a kickboard. The pool isn’t my favorite but maybe I’ll try it out.

Of course, I asked about running. The doctor said that my legs and hip have to be back to pretty much full strength before I can run. He said that hopefully in six weeks, I can start a walk/run program. I have another follow-up appointment in six weeks so we’ll see what he says then.

I am so used to running and doing races that sometimes it’s hard to watch everyone around me continue to do them while I can’t. I know I just have to get better and I’ll eventually get there, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard.

Today

This morning, I went to the gym and rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes then did a shoulder workout. Some of the shoulder exercises I did included:

  • shoulder press machine
  • plate raises with a twist
  • Arnold presses
  • upright rows
  • lateral/front shoulder raises

Post-workout, I had a Luna bar for a snack.

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Yesterday, I had a smoothie for an afternoon snack.

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We have been trying different dairy-free snack options for Jaden and he loves yogurt, so I bought some dairy-free yogurt to make smoothie for him. His smoothie looked so good that I decided to make one for myself using plain Fage Greek yogurt.

I love smoothies because they are so simple. Our smoothies had yogurt, frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, and almond milk.

Yesterday on Instagram, my wonderful internet friend, Summer, mentioned that Pumpkin Spice k-cups were back. But I have a Keurig Vue coffee maker which doesn’t take k-cups and I haven’t been able to find the Pumpkin Spice in a Vue cup…until today!

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Yay! I saw they had the Vue cups on the Keurig site so I ordered two boxes! I can’t wait for Fall weather so I can start drinking pumpkin coffee and eating all things pumpkin!!

Also today, I started wearing my Fitbit again.

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I took it off right before having my surgery because there was really no point in wearing it, but since I can be more active now, I decided to wear it again. I know that there’s no way I’ll hit 10,000 steps a day yet, but I’m interested to see how many step I will take.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you a fitbit or a similar device?
  • What pumpkin food or drink are you most excited about?

 

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Allergies

Good afternoon! How was your weekend?

Here’s a recap of our weekend.

Friday

On Friday, we went to the kids schools to meet their teachers.

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I actually wore real clothes and did my hair and make-up. :)

Everything went good and the kids got to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and drop off their supplies.

Saturday

Saturday morning, Jaden had an allergy test appointment at the doctor. We were there for a little over two hours.

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Jaden has had pretty bad allergies for years and gets an allergy shot every three weeks. He is also on allergy medication but isn’t helping as much as his doctor thinks it should be so they did allergy testing (he also had this done a few years ago).

Jaden’s main concern was seeing if he was allergic to dogs because he has been dying to get a dog. He was a little sick when we went for the appointment with the start of an ear infection. Jaden gets an ear infection every six months like clockwork. He also has a constant stomach ache.

It turns out that he has an allergy to dairy and this is what could be causing the ear infections and the reason why his allergies aren’t improving. We are stopping dairy right now, but once he’s not sick, he has to do an official food challenge.

A food challenge consists of removing all foods that he’s allergic to completely for a week. After a week, we re-introduce foods three times a day, every three days and see if him symptoms return.

Jaden is also allergic to dogs, pineapple, lemon, watermelon, and lettuce. Yes, I said lettuce. I asked the doctor if people can really be allergic to lettuce and she said, “Well, Jaden is”.

I have a pretty good suspicion that removing the dairy will make him a lot better. We could never figure out why his allergies couldn’t get under control and Jaden lives on dairy – mac and cheese, yogurt, cheese quesadillas, ice cream, etc. I really think removing the dairy will help him.

Too bad dairy is in almost everything! He is very picky so I went grocery shopping hoping to find some non-dairy foods that he could actually eat. I picked up a bag and pretzels, thinking they would be perfect for his snack at school, and guess what?! They contain dairy!

Luckily, I was able to find pretzels that didn’t have dairy. I also found him some dairy-free pancake mix, chocolate chips, oatmeal, bread, yogurt, and butter. You really don’t realize how many things contain dairy until you read the ingredients.

I even managed to find dairy-free mac & cheese at Whole Foods. Jaden is very picky so I’m hoping he likes it!

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On Saturday afternoon, we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s house to visit and then we went to my nephew’s 2nd birthday party.

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He had a Mickey Mouse themed party and my grandma made the cutest (and most delicious!) Mickey Mouse character cupcakes.

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The kids had so much fun playing, going in the bounce house, going on a tractor ride, and eating treats.

Sunday

On Sunday morning Danny ran The Biggest Loser 10k at Six Flags Great America.

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We signed up for this race before I even knew I was having surgery. Needless to say, I was unable to run. I ended up staying home with the kids while Danny ran. My sister-in-law and her cousin also ran the race.

Sunday afternoon, I went grocery shopping and I finally bought a waffle maker!

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I have been wanting one for awhile but never got around to buying one. I heard about the Kodiak protein pancake/waffle mix on Instagram and then I heard that it was featured on Shark Tank so I bought some to try out.

I made waffles with it this morning and it was delicious with lots of protein! I also bought a can of pumpkin so I can’t wait to start making pumpkin protein waffles. Maybe I’ll even add some chocolate chips.

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Today

Today was the kids first day back to school!

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Jaden started his morning by eating a waffle with dairy-free chocolate chips and dairy-free butter. He ate the whole thing! Usually he isn’t a huge eater in the morning so I was surprise he finished it all.

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Then the kids went off to school! I miss them already!

Have a great day!!

  • Do you or your kids have any allergies?
  • Pancakes or waffles?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

First up, the winner of the FitBook is Amy B. Congrats, Amy! I sent you an email!

How is everyone doing today? I haven’t been to the gym in a couple of days because Jaden has been feeling a little bit under the weather. Monday night, he had a “migrate” all day. That’s migraine in Jaden speak. That night he had a 102 degree fever but it only lasted the night.

He’s feeling a lot better now and Saturday he has a doctor appointment for allergy testing. He’s done allergy testing in the past but the doctor wants him to do it again since it’s been a few years. I feel bad for him because allergy testing does not look fun.

Danny and I plan on going to the gym tonight to work on shoulders. My leg is still been a little sore so I haven’t been on the walking track in a week but we’ll see how it feels tonight. Monday is my second post-op doctor appointment!

Breakfast

For breakfast this morning, I made chocolate peanut butter protein pancakes.

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I mixed together: 1/4 cup Quaker perfect portions oats, one egg white, 1/2 scoop chocolate peanut butter cup 1st Phorm protein powder, and 2 tbsp. of PB2.

I cooked the pancakes about 3-4 minutes each side and then topped them with Walden Farms syrup.

I am not usually too hungry in the mornings but I always make sure to eat something!

Lately, Danny and I have been eating a lot of the Yasso Greek Yogurt Mint Chocolate Chip bars, but I can only find them at Target. Today, at a local grocery store I found a new flavor – peanut butter cup!

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I bought a box to try out and we’ll see if they live up to the mint chocolate chip flavor. I have high expectations for anything that is peanut butter cup flavored!

Danny and I participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and money for ALS. If you want to check out our video, it’s on Instagram. @RunEatPlay

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you eat breakfast every day? What’s your favorite breakfast?
  • When’s the last time you were sick? I have had colds recently but I can’t remember the last time I had a fever!

 

 

 

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