Breakfast/ Lunch

Queasy Monday

Ugh. I am having quite a strange Monday morning. Everything was fine when I woke up. I felt great, woke up early and headed to the gym where I did a total body workout. Then, when I got home I was starving and made some oatmeal with 1/2 cup oats, soymilk, 1/2 banana, peanut butter and blackberries. But when I sat down to eat it I could only eat half and then it was as if I was forcing myself to eat. I did end up eating the whole bowl, but did so at such a glacial pace it was totally unlike me. And then, I had the worst stomachache ever!! Like really really bad, where I had to stop making my lunch because food was enough to send me over the edge. I was in the process of panfrying tempeh bacon to make a sandwich but the scent of that made me sort of want to hurl (sorry for the early morning graphics!) so I threw it all away and just put a can of soup in my lunch with some crackers and a pear. Then….the strangeness goes on–the power went out! It was out for about 15 minutes and just came back on. Weird…my tummy feels okay now but I am definitely queasy. I’ll be taking it easy today!




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  • Romina
    May 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Wolfgang Puck’s soups, but they’re so pricey! Let us know how it tastes. =)

  • Megs
    May 19, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Awe, feel better Jenna! Those crackers look yummy. What kind are they?

  • jenna
    May 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm


    I really don’t know!! I found them in a plastic baggie at my parent’s house. I know my mom got them from the health food store but I don’t know what kind they are. They taste like little saltenes or pretzel crackers.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 19, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Oh no!! I do hope that your nausea goes away soon, and that your electricity stays on – what a crazy morning, haha. Hang in there!

  • hk
    May 19, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Mm bummer, sorry πŸ™ hope you’re feeling better soon!!

  • Becca A
    May 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I hope you feel better and it was just temporary! Being sick is no fun!

  • healthyceliac
    May 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    What a crazy morning! I hope you feel better and that your day gets MUCH better πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    May 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Aww I hope the tummy starts feeling better. Quesy is the worst feeling ever.

  • erica
    May 19, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! It’s the worst feeling to have a stomache ache, especially right when you just finished making breakfast! Hopefully, it wont last too long though.. hang in there jenna!

  • ana
    May 19, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    jenna, I don’t want to sound nosy or anything (and I’m not suggesting anything!!) but could you be pregnant? It’s just a thought! b/c those are very pregnant-like symptoms…of course, you probably just caught some stomach bug ^_^

  • brit
    May 19, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    jenna, have you read intuitive eating? and what did you think?

  • Mandy
    May 19, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    Along with what ana said, first thing that came to my mind too was: could you be pregnant?

  • yali
    May 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Maybe you have a bun in the oven!!

  • Betsy
    May 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    how awful!! that sometimes happens to me too, but often during lunch AT WORK!!!! ugh.

  • ms
    May 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Jenna. I’m in the Olrando area also and wanted to recommend Ethos Vegan Kitchen to you if you have never tried it. Yum. It’s on Ivanhoe Row in College Park. The Healthy Trio is awesome.

    Hope your day gets better.

  • Dinah Soar
    May 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I used to do what you described when I was in my 20’s because I had gall stones…even the smell of food could make me feel like I was going to hurl…that went on for a couple of years…finally went to the doctor worried it might be something serious…testing showed gall stones, had my gall bladder removed (back then that’s what they did) and have had no problem since and that’s been 38 years ago!

    Also, pregnancy is a real possibility too…sooooo…watch what you ingest until you are certain you are not pregnant…

    Hopefully it’s none of the above and you’ll feel better soon.

  • Teddy
    May 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Oh I hate when the power goes out and I have to reset all my clocks! Feel better today.. Crackers will help πŸ™‚


  • Molly
    May 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Jenna hope you feel better! I posted this the other day, but don’t think you saw it,

    When you used to make oatmeal ahead of time for your early morning class, how many days worth of oatmeal did you make at a time? And how did you store it…….several days worth would take up a lot of space with all the containers.

    I make mine with milk, so I have done two days worth, but am afraid with the milk to do longer? Thanks!

  • Kiala
    May 19, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    You could be pregnant…more likely it had something to do with being on that boat yesterday. your inner ear might be a little out of whack.

  • jenna
    May 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I’m thinking inner ear…it was VERY rough out yesterday and I almost got seasick, which I have never done before!

  • jenna
    May 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm


    You’re right…I think 2 days would be the best for oats with milk. I made my steel cut oats 5 days in advance because the only liquid I used was water and then I would reheat them in the morning with milk or soymilk. I’m a little hesitant to go past the 2 day mark with milk…great question!

  • jenna
    May 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Oh! And I would store them in tiny tupperware containers!

  • jenna
    May 19, 2008 at 8:33 pm


    I own intuitive reading but have not read the whole thing…I’ve just read certain sections of it and really liked what I read. I need to read the whole thing though before I can make a “statement” about it…which I should do because its been sitting next to my bath tub for ever!

  • Erin
    May 19, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Take care Jenna! πŸ™‚