WIAW: The Past Week

Hi Friends!

It’s Wednesday. That means it’s party time! WIAW party time :)


Let’s talk about last week. I was sick. Unless you follow me on Twitter, you probably didn’t know…because for some weird reason I was super productive last Sunday and got blog posts written and set to publish for the entire week. Then I woke up sick Monday morning. Had I not been abnormally on top of my game, you wouldn’t have heard from me all week.

I woke up with a sore throat Monday and hoped it was allergies. I came home from class Monday night and made a big pot of lentil and veggie soup and ate some for dinner. Tuesday I felt worse, Wednesday I feared I might die, and by Thursday I was literally on the verge of tears just sitting in bed from all the pressure in my head. I went to the doctor, who told me that I had both an ear infection and a sinus infection. She also told me I must have a very high pain tolerance because most people would have been in her office three days ago, considering how infected my ear was. Lovely. So home I went with a prescription and some cough medicine. I didn’t start to feel better until Sunday. I still don’t feel 100%.

First let’s talk about what I didn’t do a lot of last week. The answer is: eat, sleep or workout.

I ate cereal for breakfast, a smoothie in the afternoon and a bowl of soup for dinner…every day…for five days.

Now let’s talk about what I did do:

I spent a lot of time looking miserable:

I took a million pictures of my animals because they were the only ones I interacted with for a week. I was living in guest room to avoid infecting the hubby before he had to leave to go on a business trip.


I downloaded a new collage app called Diptic and made tons of collages:

I occasionally crawled out of bed to watch tv with the hubby:

Rather, he watched tv and i took pictures of myself with the dog:

I creepily saved the pretty pictures people posted on Twitter and made- you guessed it- more collages :)

And then, finally I started to improve slightly and this week I even managed a normal day of eats to share with you:

{The last remaining Kix}
{Kashi Heart 2 Heart Cinnamon}
{Coffee in the mug my hubby painted for me}

{Leftover Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes & an apple}
{Red Pepper}
{Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips & Homemade guac}
{A handful of PB Reeses from my secret stash}

{Lentil Veggie Mac & Cheese- recipe tomorrow!}
{About a pound of green beans}
{Skinny Cow Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich- I ate 1/2}

And there ya have it friends. Now you’re all caught up :)


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. you are adorable, and i love you!
    Laura recently posted..april week 1 goals

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I hate being sick. Your pics are all cute though :)
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  3. I’m so glad you’re feeling human again! Also, I want your lunch pancakes. :)

  4. Glad you’re feeling better. I love Skinny Cow!
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  5. Haha… I love all the pics with your animals :) I do that too… must be the boredom of being sick.
    Glad you’re feeling better, too.
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  6. there is no way in Heck I would be taking pictures of myself sick. haha i look like an ogre, more or less.
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  7. hope you’re feeling better soon!!

    all your kitties are adorable! and the eats look really good – especially that mac n cheese, can’t wait for the recipe!
    Julianna @ Julianna Bananna recently posted..WIAW: Photo Explosion.

  8. Glad your feeling a bit better! Best way to get better…eat your way through it! :)
    Michelle@PeachyPalate recently posted..Better late than never…

  9. Aw, what a bummer! Being sick is no fun. I hope you get well reaaallyy soon! :)
    That lentil veggie mac n cheese sounds awesome!
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  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better!
    I guess I’ll have to stop by again tomorrow to see that lentil mac and cheese recipe. YUM!
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  11. Ahh, hate being sick! Looks like you still ate pretty well though. Hope you’re feeling better 😀
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  12. Booo I’m sorry you had such a crummy week!!! I had no idea b/c I’m not on Twitter haha. Here’s hoping you feel 100% again soon!! :)
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..I could really use a better knife.

  13. Hope you feel better soon, Lindsay!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..Monday Night Grill-Out with Easy-Peasy Potatoes

  14. I wasn’t on Twitter very much last week, so I had no idea you were sick! That sounds awful. :( But I’m glad you’re feeling better now!
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..WIAW #32: Meals among the mayhem

  15. Hope you’re feeling better! Animals always make things brighter and better!
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  16. I’m glad you’re at least eating again and starting to feel better, if not 100%! The collages you made are gorgeous! I should check out that app :) I love making collages lol.
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  17. haha i always take tons of pix of me and my dog when i’m feeling under the weather.. there’s not much else to do and she’s such a good snuggle bunny! glad you’re feeling better!
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  18. Sorry you were sick, hope you’re feeling better now. Can’t wait for the lentil veggie mac n’ cheese!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count recently posted..C Is For Crock Pot

  19. Glad you are feeling better!! I LOVE the collages! Especially of your animals, so adorable!!! (Kix!! Haven’t had those in years. Yum. Love Kashi Heart to Heart too!)
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  20. So glad you’re feeling better. Sucks to be sick like that. I pretty much love any Kashi cereal.
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Running Miles for a Cure & Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  21. Ugh, being sick absolutely stinks! Especially when it lasts that long and you can’t really do anything. I totally would have been taking pictures of my animals too haha. Glad to hear your feeling better girlie! Plus, I’m sure your exciting news on Sunday helped things along too :)
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Food Diary

  22. I love all the collage pictures! Glad you’re feeling better, girl :)
    Paige @ Running Around Normal recently posted..Caramelized Banana Protein Waffles

  23. Ear infections are the worst. Good to see you feeling better. How were you reading all those Foodie pen pals posts without your head exploding?
    Farrah@ Fairy Healthy Life recently posted..Tabouli mix {recipe}

  24. SO glad you are feeling better! Man, an ear infection AND a sinus infection? Talk about double whammy, yuck!

    PS. I cannot wait for this lentil mac & cheese recipe, drool!!
    Jess recently posted..“Seeing” 26.2

  25. You’re so cute! Glad you’re feeling better…thoroughly enjoyed all the furbaby pictures :)

  26. i’m glad you’re feeling at least a little better! bummer that you were so so sick though! :( that’s no fun.
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..veg out

  27. my son could rival your green bean eating skills. my stash seems to have gone missing.
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  28. Glad you are feeling better!
    Jen@FoodFamilyFitness recently posted..The Hardest Part

  29. This might be weird to say (?) but you look absolutely lovely even when you aren’t feeling your best. :)

    I am impressed that you were so on top of everything to get all your posts written and set to publish. You are truly a rock star, and I’m glad you are feeling better!
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  30. Came across your blog – loved it! Very happy to see another Lindsay in the fitness/health blogging world! I enjoyed all the pics and collages with this post! Makes me feel better about all the pics I take of my fur baby :-) Sending you healing vibes!

  31. Sucks being sick. Glad you are feeling much better.

    And don’t you love Diptic?! So much fun. Love your pics.
    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl recently posted..WIAW: Crazy for Strawberries!

  32. oh my my :) everything looks so good :) i love how you had a leftover pancake 😉 yum! I need to make pancakes soon :) looking forward to that recipe, hun xo

  33. being sick is the worst! glad you’re feeling better :)
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  34. Hope you’re feeling 100% ASAP! Also, how do you make your awesome collages!? I am kind of jealous :)
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  35. Haha lovin the collages. I was sick as well. Doesn’t it just blow, I hope your feeling better now though!
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  36. Glad to hear you’re feeling better!! :) I was sick two weeks ago during spring break, and it was terrible! I love all of your collages!
    Jessica @ Busy Living Healthy recently posted..The Great Run That Didn’t Happen

  37. Sorry you were feeling so poorly last week! But glad that you are on the mend now! All of your eats look fantastic– especially that mac and cheese! I cannot WAIT until tomorrow’s recipe!
    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola recently posted..Thai Sweet Potato Soup

  38. Sorry to hear you were so sick last week. That must have been awful – when I’m sick all I eat is toast and cereal and ignore the rest of the world. I hope you are feeling better now – and that mac and cheese looks amazing! Can’t wait for the recipe!
    Bec recently posted..WIAW #1

  39. Glad you’re feeling better! I love Kashi cereals :)

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]
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  40. hahaha, those pictures of you and your pets are adorable. I’m glad you’re feeling better.
    KaraHadley recently posted..WIAW: Wine Hangover

  41. Boo I hate being sick :(
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  42. I always get sick this time of year. I blame it on the change of seasons…I got sick two weeks ago and thought it was allergies as well. Boy was I wrong! Glad you are feeling better and hopefully 100% by the weekend!
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  43. oh no, that sounds terrible! glad you are on the mend though!!!
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  44. Ugh, I have had the combo ear and sinus infection, so I feel your pain – glad to hear you are feeling better!
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  45. Lindsay!!! I think you are one of the only people in the world that can make sick look adorable. I hope you feel better state. Sending you lots of love!
    heather @for the love of kale recently posted..Dear Younger Self

  46. Glad you are feeling better! The Mac and Cheese looks delicious!
    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday

  47. I hope you’re feeling all better now!

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