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Showing posts from September, 2019

Back to School Weekly Meal Prep Plan

My Food History After years of nightly stomach aches I was diagnosed with a milk malabsorption in the fifth grade. That will be 10 years ago in October. For 8 years I was able to control my stomach aches. A strong antibiotic that I was given for a virus cleared out my system and caused the stomach aches to return. One of my doctors referred me to an allergist and immunologist. Through discussing what I eat each day and when I would get stomach aches, the doctor was confident that if I ate a low fodmap diet I would no longer have stomach aches. To learn more about my low fodmap journey click  here . I have reintroduced some high fodmap foods, so currently my diet is not strictly low fodmap.  I would also like to mentioned that the reason I am gluten free is because gluten causes me to have stomach aches, become irritable and my skin breaks out. I lowered the amount of carbs that I consume as a weight loss method. This weight loss method consisted of cutting out sweet potatoes,

How to Create Routine Bullet Journal Spreads

As a person who lives her life by a very rigid schedule, I have not only found creating routines in my bullet journal to be helpful in times of change, but they also motivate me to stick to them as much as I can. I first started creating my routine spreads when I would experience a change such as a new semester of college or a different work schedule. I plan digitally, using an iPad and the application  GoodNotes  and  Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack  from Amazon. Currently I am still using GoodNotes 4. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post  Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning . Why should you create your own routines? Not only is having a set out routine a way to manage your time, but is a practice that benefits your mental health. Taking the time to create your ideal routine also allows you to incorporate new tasks or habits that further enhance your efficiency in the morning or to promote a better nights sleep. As I will sho

September Book Review 2019: Alex and Eliza: Love and War

Reasons For  Reading  This Book As I mentioned in my review of the first book in this trilogy series, I am a massive fan of the Broadway musical Hamilton. I not only have the entire soundtrack memorized, but I have also had the  opportunity  to attend the show in October of 2018. The reason why I am reading Love & War  and all three books one after the other is because I will be attending the show once again in  September  of 2019 and wanted to not only finish the series before I went, but also wanted to celebrate my  excitement  by thinking of it everyday while I read. Why I chose to read these  specific   Hamilton  novels is  because  I have always wanted to  learn  more about Eliza  Schuyler. The love story of Alex and Eliza  intrigues me and I thought why not read a trilogy series on that topic. If you are interested in how I came to discover this series check out this blog post, August Book Review 2019: Alex and Eliza: A Love Story . Content of This Book The se