**Update on diet changes & RA

*Update* I am having huge successes in alleviating my symptoms from changing my diet!! Please if you are visiting and have RA...try this. Or contact me... I am not only a mission to fix myself but to help others!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bad blogger!!

I've been so busy that I neglected my blog :(

The good news is, I'm feeling excellent.  I have been sticking to my restricted diet and loving it.  I had a small flare up this past weekend though.  My husband and I went to his work Christmas party and I ate steak and potatoes.  I knew I would likely pay for it and I did. I imagine there was cream and butter in the potatoes!  Luckily it was only a day. 

It's so funny because I sometimes shock myself that I am controlling my diet and not cheating.  It just feels so wonderful to feel good and normal upon waking that it makes it easy to eat this way. 

Speaking of food, not much has changed.  I'm still eating the basics (which is actually quite a long list)  I avoid wheat, dairy, corn, sugar and banana's)  I avoid anything with sugar or preservatives.  I eat simple things- salad with chicken, goat cheese & avocado.  I eat nuts and larabars for treats.  Still loving the chocolate almond milk.  I guess you could say I'm sort of avoiding testing foods for fear of a flare up.  I'm ok with that.  I've got enough variety to keep me happy!!

My hands are strong in the morning!  I can change a diaper, open a jar and do up my bra.  They don't look normal (permanent joint damage, swollen looking nuckles) but they feel normal!!  Yay for me.

For all you others out there on restricted diets... are you worried about getting through the holidays or are you prepared?


  1. Awesome! I've noticed a HUGE difference in how I feel the longer I've been G-free! I need to seriously update my blog :P Glad to see you are doing great! Stay strong during the holidays...it isn't worth a flare to cheat ;)

  2. Diana (Morning Gang)December 4, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Hi Jen,

    So glad to hear that you are having such good results. You sound so positive and healthy! I'm very happy for you.

  3. @ Leslie: That's fantastic!! What is your blog url?? I'd love to read it!!

    @ Diana: Hi buddy!! Miss you and our great chats! Think of you often. Let me know how your adventrue is going!! xo