A few posts ago I mentioned that I was out of remission with my UC. I am hoping to skip a round of steroids and instead clean up my diet and do things that make me happy to relieve the stress part. I made up a little 6 week game plan, and I am through week 3 with a little bit of progress, so I am keeping it up. If I still have flare up symptoms after 6 weeks, I’ll have to bite the bullet and go to the doctor.
As far as diet goes, that means no grains, no sugar, and limited dairy. Tons of clean, fresh veggies, healthy fat, and protein. I also limit fruits, nuts, and spicy foods during this time, which really stinks. Because watermelon, cashews, and Texas Pete help the world spin.
Lunches are usually leftovers or a salad with tons of protein…this one is a build your own from Char Bar 7. Romaine lettuce with grilled salmon, eggs, sunflower seeds, feta, avocado, and bacon.
This was even better leftover…grilled chicken with capers, sun dried tomatoes, and artichokes. Broccoli on the side and feta on top.
Dinners have been the same…meat and veggies with some good fat. I made turkey meatballs, and a caprese salad with fresh basil from my garden!
Not food related…taking care of myself in other ways. Doing things that make me happy. I took Brody and a friend to Sky Zone to jump on the indoor trampolines.
My daughter and I getting Starbucks. (this latte was my dairy for the day!)
I have said no when I needed to, and asked for help when I needed it. I have been reading some amazing books, redid my post-it prayer wall, and hired a new cleaning crew. (My lady retired, so it was a rough month around here until I found someone.) I have been spending time with my husband, my kids, and my dog. I have been going to bed a little earlier, doing yoga, watching Lifetime movies, and simply giving myself a break. <3