Hey everyone! Hope you are all well. Very excited that there is just one work day until Thanksgiving! Do you all have plans or are you going to be mellow. We are all going to my brother’s house (although my mom and I do most of the cooking, ha) and it’s going to be fun I’m sure
So before I get into any food I have a mini update from my Dr. appointment yesterday. There was so good news and some bad/annoying news. The good news first is that she seems confident that I do not have Lupus, which was what we’ve been testing for and I’ve been completely stressed about this whole time. However, I still have absolutely zero answers as to what the hell is wrong with me. I’m getting very frustrated because they have been testing and re-testing the same thing over and over. And I still have no answers. From what I understand, my vitamin D was very low (and I did ask why it could be since I’m outside all summer so she is just re-testing that too which is kind of silly), I have a slightly elevated ANA (which can be a marker for autoimmune disease and why I was referred to a rheumatologist in the first place) and a VERY elevated ESR which is a nonspecific marker for inflammation. The high end of it tends to be around 20 and my level was a 55. I am in limbo right now because my next appointment isn’t for 4 weeks but when they call with my new vitamin d results I’m going to see if I should come in earlier because I’m really tired of waiting. I’m really frustrated by the whole thing and I’m sure that isn’t helping anything at all. So I guess I’ll have to wait and see what she says.
Now onto the fun stuff, here’s some food!
For breakfast I combined all of these ingredients together and made…
my favorite Cherry Chocolate smoothie! I’ve noticed that the cherries I get frozen from the store don’t taste anywhere near as good as the cherries I froze over the summer. I’m so bummed that the 3 servings I had left had to get thrown out because of the power outage Sad business.
For lunch I brought some of my yummy Chunky Veggie Soup. It was really filling and very delicious. They flavor got even better as time goes on
And finally for dinner I had my new favorite meal A layer of 1/2 cup of Alter Eco pearl quinoa topped with a layer of 1/3 cup of corn and then topped with a generous portion of my Cheesy Cauliflower Mash. So good!
And speaking of Alter Eco, just when I thought this company was at the height of awesomeness, they went ahead and topped themselves. They are holding a Thanksgiving Challenge with the goal of giving thanks to those around you. Check it out, it’s a great way to start thinking about how you can give thanks and create awareness
That’s all for today! Hope you all have a great night! I’m exhausted so hopefully I’ll get to sleep early tonight.