FODMAP Diet challenges – Weeks 7 & 8 . . . .

For weeks 7 & 8 I was given challenges and if I was successful, I could incorporate another high-FODMAP item back in my diet, so exciting! I wrote all my challenges for the past 3 weeks on a piece of paper and of course I misplaced it! My challenges for the past few weeks are all … Continue reading FODMAP Diet challenges – Weeks 7 & 8 . . . .

Big leap of faith . .

So I got a new job. . which is the worst timing when it comes to my IBD treatment. Even though I have been having issues lately in regards to my joints, and blood sugar, I have been okay otherwise. Honestly, the bad days I have had lately I believe are a result of severe stress from … Continue reading Big leap of faith . .

I look pretty? . . .

I stared at myself in the mirror the other night and said out loud "WOW". My skin was so clear and the weight lost was noticeable in my face. I said "I look pretty". Something I feel so wrong for saying not just because it might come off as cocky, but the reasons why I look … Continue reading I look pretty? . . .

You gotta laugh – Poo-Pourri . . . :)

I have to lighten the mood. My postings lately have been "ruff", so today I would like to share one of my new favorite products, Poo-Pourri! For my fellow IBDers I hope you have heard of this product and yes it works!! When I was on vacation my poo-pourri was used often.  I remember being at the … Continue reading You gotta laugh – Poo-Pourri . . . 🙂

When it rains . . . it pours! . . . sighs . .

I received a call from my primary physician's office today wanting to discuss my lab results. I immediately freaked out since I was just there last Thursday.  They called to tell me that my blood test results show that I am pre-diabetic! Freaking awesome!!! When it rains  . . . it POURS for me lately!. . . … Continue reading When it rains . . . it pours! . . . sighs . .

FODMAP diet weeks 5 & 6 . . .

In the past couple of weeks I have basically been eating the same things so I will only list my newest additions. Drinks -  I realized I have never mentioned what I drink since starting this diet. I have tried to eliminate soda and juice cocktails from my diet, but of course it's easier said than done. … Continue reading FODMAP diet weeks 5 & 6 . . .

Bad customer service! . . . smh

I sent an email last week to my GI updating him on my new symptom of joint pains, specifically in my knees and my hips. It's getting harder to stand up from a sitting position in the past couple of weeks and today I woke up with aches in my legs, hips, and back. I … Continue reading Bad customer service! . . . smh

Saying thanks . . . . :)

When you get sick I have noticed how people act differently around you. The people who I thought would be there and very supportive, did not appear . . . that's different?!?!? Then you have the people who "tried to care" by saying all the rights things, but actions have always been louder than words for … Continue reading Saying thanks . . . . 🙂

In need of some TLC . . . .

The "D word" is nothing new for me, I think I have had it for years it just took this disease for me to feel brave enough to openly admit it. No diagnosis, something I have never discussed but lately its kind of hard to disguise. To purposely isolate yourself from the world, your family and … Continue reading In need of some TLC . . . .