Yikes....I've been in bad shape for some time now. It has been accumulating over the past 2 months or so. I was doing so well that I started to get a little bold and have some "non legal" foods! Just a bit here and there.... some dark chocolate and wine...then a cookie....then more wine. Then a little grated cheese in my salad....
I was coping ok with a little bit of the returned pain and stiffness but I'm officially out of control in a bad flare at the moment. I think that when I'm good, I can tolerate the odd little treat (for me that's white wine or cheese or chocolate) but when I'm already in a bit of a flare it's a bad idea to have those foods and that's where I've gone wrong.
Since Sunday I have gone back to a super duper clean diet. No sugar whatsoever and no dairy or wheat. A typical day is something like :
Breakfast: Sunwarrior protein (clean & vegan) with water, flax seeds and blueberries
Lunch: Salad with cucumbers & avocado (no nightshades) dressing- olive oil and vinegar
Dinner: Chicken and brocolli
I do have a lot of stress in my life at the moment with my mom being ill...I realize that this can impact my RA.
I am going to see my Naturpath doctor tomorrow so I'm hoping he can fix me up before I grab for my naproxyn & prednsione! (just kidding.... I won't)
That's it for now!!