I’ve been saying for months that I need to get back ‘on the wagon’, that it’s time to start getting serious about getting my diet (and inflammation) back under control. Back in the years before my guts blew up, and before I started following SCD, I used to get canker sores all the time. For a while, I had at least one canker sore active more frequently than I did not. Post-SCD-discovery, I stopped getting them. It’s been about 3 years or so since I last had one. Today, I have one. How many times must I be warned about this before I actually do something about it? Will this be the week I start getting serious again? Only I can answer that question, but the fact that I don’t have a definite answer only speaks to the level with which I’m battling inertia right now. What is it going to take for me to make the transition from ‘having to get back to work’ to ‘getting to make myself feel terrific!’. What is it about our psychological makeup that gets us stuck in these cycles of… what? despair? hopelessness? Those feel overly melodramatic. Apathy. That’s the word I’m looking for.
27 Monday Apr 2015
Posted Living with Crohn's, Random Musings, SCD Experiencein
I think of the fear of being in the hospital and not able to work. I still eat very small amounts of sugar and am about 90& SCD. What do you eat that is not SCD? Can you find a recipe or substitute?
My Cranky Gut said:
Fear can be a powerful motivator, for sure. But I find that, for me, its influence is pretty limited.
What am I eating right now that isn’t legal? Yes. Other than mostly avoiding gluten, I’ve been eating pretty much whatever I want. I am precisely 0% compliant at the moment. And it shows. I’ve got canker sores, I’ve gained weight, I look puffy, and I’m always exhausted.
On the plus side, I feel like I’m very close to my tipping point, and very close to being ready to purge the kitchen and start over again.
That’s what I was going to suggest. Purge the kitchen and then re fill with delicious and SCD legal stuff. What not try the new scd type anti inflammatory diet ( IBD AID ) which allows you to have gluten free oats, miso, tofu, maple syrup and a few other things scd doesn’t, it could make it a little bit easier. And might work just as well for you. Good luck !
My Cranky Gut said:
I’m not terribly familiar with that specific protocol, but I’ll look into it. it’s pretty clear that it’s time to get my wife and I on the same page and get this party started. I’ve been considering getting on a Paleo protocol, and even have a book with some terrific 30 day meal plans, most of which could be easily altered to have a more anti-inflammatory bent to them.
Further updates as warranted.