Sunday, January 19, 2014

Low Residue Diet and Paleo

As most of you know, I am on a low residue diet until Friday. For ease, and for variety, I added dairy back into my Paleo diet (yogurt, cottage cheese). I also added in grains in the form of cream of rice.

But, otherwise, I am trying to eat Paleo foods. The only vegetables I'm allowed are very, very well cooked (and still not the most roughage-y of veggies like broccoli or leafy greens). And I'm supposed to limit those. Same with fruits- limited to soft fruits like ripe bananas, melons, peeled peaches, etc. Poultry and finely ground beef is allowed.

Dinner last night (and a cat):

I'm basically living off mashed sweet potatoes!! But got my protein (turkey burger) and veggies in, too!

Weighed in at 122.2 today, so a half pound drop. Feels good that the change in diet hasn't destroyed on my progress. Relief!!

I also added back exercise the last day or two. Saturday, I went for a walk with the dog. Yesterday, I did a little bodyweight strength workout. My arms felt like jelly!! Haven't used my muscles AT ALL in a week- strange feeling.

Knocking on wood, I think I am well on the road to recovery. I'm still taking it easy, and obviously, eating all the right things. I'm taking the medicine that they prescribed and I'm being very careful.., but I also feel very good! I've been saying the last day or two, that aside from a little fatigue (which I'm curing with lots of naps), I wouldn't even know that anything drastic it happened to me last week. I don't feel like I was in the hospital or had blood transfusions or had minor surgery!

Normal life feels so sweet.

I'm more grateful than ever! Grateful for my body, for my life, for my loved ones, for all the beauty in the world. I love being here. I will continue to act in a manner that will KEEP me here as long as possible. 



  1. It makes me happy to hear you're feeling good, Jeanette! Sounds like you are taking excellent care of yourself.

  2. So glad to hear you are feeling better - keep taking good care of yourself

    All the best Jan

  3. Wonderful to hear. Hopefully you can be back to normal food before long too.

  4. So glad to hear you're feeling better. :)