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There’s Something Fishy with Fish

Another quick update on my testing day with fish on Monday. I had some tuna earlier in the day, and a piece of salmon in the afternoon. I didn’t finish the day with a 3rd serving for full results, but I wasn’t in the mood to eat any more fish.

Within 24-48 hours I had quite a bit of nausea and my eczema flared up again. Good thing I don’t care to consume fish often. This just made me less likely to keep trying to incorporate it into my diet. Continue reading…

Thinking Twice About Tree Nuts

A quick update on my elimination diet: I tested tree nuts last week and found to have a small reaction.

My skin flared a bit about 24 hours later. I didn’t have the full required amounts (I just wasn’t in the mood to eat more than 2 servings). I had a few cashews and mostly pistachios.

I’ll probably test each out individually at a later date, but for right now I’m happy that I can enjoy peanuts again in a few weeks and I’m not as bummed about tree nuts.

Being Frugal Gives You Back Time

When it comes to an invitation these days I ask myself two questions before I respond:

Would I be happy to say yes if this were tomorrow?

Often, it’s easier to say “yes” to an event or responsibility that’s far in the future. I fall into the trap often agreeing to something only to dread it the day or hours before having to show up.

Now, instead of agreeing to everything and back tracking, I wait and decide if it were tomorrow, would I be happy to go?

Would this person expect me to come and need my help?

I wouldn’t want to leave someone in a difficult spot, so if it’s something another person would need my help with, I will more than likely offer my time. Continue reading…

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanuts… peanut butter. Jelly… jelly.

The ol’ Valentine’s Day was peanut day! That was great, because I love a good chocolate with peanut butter. Too bad, I didn’t get one. Chris and I don’t normally swap Valentine’s Day gifts, if anything we pick-up clearance candy after to share.

I was happy to test a food that I believed would cause no reaction. And, for once, I was correct! I had absolutely no reaction to a myriad of peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut protein powder in my evening banana cream shake. Continue reading…