A Jay in the Life Monday 5 September

You asked for it! Everyone was keen to read about a day in my life. I mean, that *is* the name of my blog… so here goes! It’s not super exciting as I was mostly just working from home today. But this has been really beneficial for me, to help me realise I do actually get quite a lot done even when I don’t feel like I have.

4:30am – 8:30am

Awake due to my tiny bladder. Awake again, thanks to the cats being jerks and running around for past couple of hours. Awake again… bad stomach (made bad high FODMAP food choices last night for dinner). Alarm goes off… snooze for a bit.

9:00am

Got out of bed, had a cup of tea + lactose free milk, attempt to tidy house as I go about my morning – make list of things I need to get done today. Consider ignoring phone call from builder about the new kitchen installation at our flat… Not actually all that stressful. Kitchen being sorted Wed/Thurs this week. Write email to landlord reminding him the shower head was meant to be replaced at the same time. Spent some time clearing emails. Arranged meeting with a colleague about study options to get into the Mental Health field (Tues). Check out yoga classes and add to calendar to potentially attend this evening.

Stuff to do today:

  • Sort paperwork for WINZ
  • Start bullet journal for this week
  • Book yoga class???

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FODMAP visit to Monash University

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As many of you know, I have been following the low FODMAP diet for some time now.

One of my besties lives in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. We were going to be in NSW anyway for a family event so we thought it sensible to fit in a bit more of Australia while we were in the country. Monash University happens to be based in Melbourne, so I got in touch with the FODMAP department about meeting some of their scientists/dieticians, just on the off chance they’d let us in for a bit of a tour of the FODMAP testing process. Continue reading “FODMAP visit to Monash University”