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Going in Circles with Colitis

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trying to figure out how to eat with colitis is a real pain. The diet is awful. Someone explained to me it is kind of like the diet you have to eat when you are pregnant so the body thinks it is pregnant and holds on to all the weight in protective mode.

I ate broccoli last night. For most people not a big deal..for me up all night with bloating. Also, my husband has started adding non cooked spinach leaves into a salad every night. No good! I was doing so well with the colitis. The symptoms were almost gone, but I wanted to get back to a healthy diet again so I was slowly adding things back into my diet. Now, I am getting symptoms like bloating back again.

Bloating and gas not great for a weigh in. I didn't gain any weight so that is good. I feel like I have 10 pounds of air in me. Starting on Friday, I will be trying a new probiotic that people on Amazon rave about. They said that since they started it, they are able to eat fiber and vegetables again. So, I will see. I guess I can only eat what I can eat and figure that if I weren't working out, I would really pack on the pounds. This is what I feel like today... emoticon emoticon

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/25/2011 6:13PM

    Sorry you are having a rough time getting the diet right. I hope the probiotic helps.

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SARALEIGHM 4/19/2011 4:16PM

    I feel your pain, both figuratively and literally. I still haven't eaten much in the raw vegetable line other than lettuce, though I've started adding a few things to my salads recently. Time will tell with them. I've never heard that the white diet makes your body think it's pregnant. What I've heard it called is "the brat diet," like a picky child would eat. Stick with potatoes, eggs, fish, carrots (if you can eat them; they never bothered me), white bread (there is good white bread, like ciabatta or some of the rustic breads that have no whole wheat), avocadoes, and apples. None of that ever bothered me, and I ate basically that for about two years. Boring, yes, but better than a flare. I also didn't drink much at all. Alcohol doesn't agree with colitis. I now limit my drinking to a couple of glasses of wine or a beer or two on a Saturday night and maybe one glass of wine during the week.
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GRACIEC 4/19/2011 3:35PM

    I hope you get this figured out and are able to get back to eating healthy. I can't imagine how difficult that can be. Good luck!
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SKUTRGAL 4/19/2011 1:25PM

    I've been through 2 elimination diets to find out what foods I react to, and have banished them (for the most part) from my life. There are times that I want the food and am willing to deal with the physical consequences. It is possible to eat healthy and still not eat things that hurt you. It might be time to sit down with DH & figure out what's ok & not ok to put in salads & other shared meals. Just a suggestion from my own experience. Please don't continue to hurt yourself. You're worth more than that!
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MIPALADY23 4/19/2011 12:19PM

    Wow, so what do you eat? Feel Better emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/19/2011 11:53AM

    I am sorry to hear about you pain, I have experienced the bloating and that is not fun!

Have you been tested for Celiac Disease?

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LOPEYP 4/19/2011 11:36AM

    sorry to hear that. give the new thing a try and hopefully it'll live up to the raves. good luck with it!

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FITMAY 4/19/2011 10:59AM

    I'm sorry you feel that way... emoticon You'll figure it out soon... you'll see...
It's so good that you keep your workouts in check... That's it.. Do all you can do! Go YOU! emoticon
May

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Challenge Week 1

Monday, April 18, 2011

I feel good about my first week of the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge. I really ramped up my exercise. I still changed it up. But, one day I did Jillian and Bob Harper and the next Leslie Sansone. I would change it around. Of course, I also threw JC in there. Got a good workout on him yesterday as it was an actual training session for him. He has started to take advantage of me with certain things and I decided that enough was enough. Battling a horse is a heck of a workout. I have stayed committed to doing at least 10 minutes a day which is the spark guy's challenge. I have not missed a day since April 9. I have definitely done more than 10 minutes.

We have also cut back on eating out. Only ate out twice last week and Brian is doing a lot of cooking from spark people recipes. Also, cut way back on the alcohol and way up with the water. Thanks for that challenge Angela. emoticon

All in all I feel good about my week. Don't know what the scale will say at the weigh in tomorrow, but I know that I have done my part. I know that I am getting stronger and healthier emoticon I also started my 5th Island on Walk it Out! emoticon
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SARALEIGHM 4/19/2011 8:33AM

    Good job! Keep it up and you'll see the results of all your effort and dedication.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/19/2011 4:43AM

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We have also cut back on eating out! I have started cooking more and believe me that is an accomplishment in itself (I hate to cook)! emoticon
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KNITTABLES 4/18/2011 10:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonYou will rock it at tomrrow's weigh in.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/18/2011 10:38PM

    Awesome! Great job!

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TXGRANDMA 4/18/2011 10:10PM

    emoticonNina! Congratulations on the great workouts you are getting! I went out tonight after work and got some Cardio in, too. I am trying to do at least 10 minutes every day. Good luck with your weigh in! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITMAY 4/18/2011 8:29PM

    Great Nina! I am sure your choices will reflect on the scale tomorrow! let's make sure to have a restful night of sleep!
GO BLUE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
Love,
May

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DARINGR8LY 4/18/2011 8:10PM

    You know I didn't plan for you and Diane to be on different teams it just worked out. I'm glad it did. We have great leaders on both teams.

You will do fantastic tomorrow...I just feel it.

Proud of you for eating more at home. It seems like a win-win for everyone.

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SNOBENSON1 4/18/2011 7:33PM

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Great job!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/18/2011 7:21PM

    Sounds like you are doing fantastic. I think it is wonderful that he is cooking more. It's always nice when my husband cooks for me. Good luck with your weigh in!

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LOPEYP 4/18/2011 6:59PM

    You've done great but Black team rules!! emoticon

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I Can Feel It, but Can't See It

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have worked out every day since last Sunday. My muscles hurt and it is hard to sit. I have done Bob Harper's Weight Loss Yoga, Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30, Leslie Sansone variations w/ Walk it Out and JC (my horse). Yeow, I know I have been working my muscles. Today, alone, I burned over 1200 calories.

I have been eating good. Haven't really blown it at all since I started the challenge. I know I am confident in myself because I have been checking the scale each day. I know me, if I think or know I am blowing it, I refuse to look at the scale. The scale just isn't moving fast enough for me. At least it is finally going down. That is good. I am very happy with that.

I have started to add a bit of fiber back into my diet. With Colitis, it is hard. But, I am really trying. I am determined to lose this weight. Not for anybody, but myself! I will do this pain and all.

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/18/2011 7:20PM

    Awesome! Keep it up and I know you'll be able to meet your goals.

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SARALEIGHM 4/18/2011 9:53AM

    Slow and steady is the way to go. But you already knew that. Be careful with the fiber. I've found that I can't eat 100% whole wheat bread (or pizza crust or anything). I can eat breads that have a portion of whole wheat, but not 100%. I haven't had any problem with other types of fiber so far, and I've been free of symptoms for over a year now. Are you in remission now? If you're having any kind of flare-up, no matter how small, keep to a low-fiber diet.
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IM_GETTIN_THIN 4/18/2011 9:22AM

    you are doing great!!! keep it up. try a little patience,...................i know I know it is hard. emoticon emoticon

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TX.PATRICIA 4/18/2011 8:16AM

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/18/2011 12:34AM

    Yes, it is all about YOU!

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KNITTABLES 4/17/2011 10:46PM

    You are doing an amazing job and I know the scale will go down. Take care and have a great Sunday Night.

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TXGRANDMA 4/17/2011 10:16PM

    Wow, sounds like you are doing just great! Sorry to hear that you have problems with colitis! That must be very difficult, limiting what you can eat! Take Care of YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINLIFE4ME1 4/17/2011 10:03PM

  You are doing AWESOME!!! I know emoticon

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LYNNANN43 4/17/2011 9:54PM

    Sounds like you & your body are due up for a rest day! You both need & deserve it!

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SNOBENSON1 4/17/2011 9:34PM

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This Book Hits Home

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I am reading Danielle Steel's book, "Big Girl". Yes, I know this is not great literature. In either case, this book really hits home. The main character is a girl who has been basically ridiculed by her parents her whole life for being heavy.

She is an absolute emotional eater and, as the book goes on and things happen in her life, she will start eating. She admits that what she is eating is wrong. It is interesting because so many blogs I have read here on spark are people who ate things that they know were wrong, but they were stressed out.

It's a quick read and really gives you something to think about. Unusual for a Danielle Steel book. I can definitely relate to the character. emoticon A must read for all emotional eaters. You will be saying to yourself, "Yep, been there done that."

  
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LIVINLIFE4ME1 4/17/2011 10:04PM

  Thank you for sharing this-I am going to see if I can get it on my Nook. You really made me want to read it!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/16/2011 9:31PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KNITTABLES 4/16/2011 5:33PM

    I like her books too." yep been there done that and more". Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

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Day 4

Friday, April 15, 2011

I must admit I am proud of myself. I really wanted to make sure I worked out today even though I had showings all afternoon. Normally, I wouldn't have. But, I got up early, couldn't sleep anyway. Got another potential buyer moving here from New York. Worked on that for a while. Looked over the houses for today.

I knew I wanted to finish my 4th Island on Walk it Out. But, I also knew that that wouldn't get my heart rate up so I decided to do Leslie Sansone 3 miles with the stretchy band along with it. I got in 45 minutes. I wanted to do more, but I was already running late and called my client and told her we would be starting 15 minutes later.

Ate good today. Got in all my water. We are going out for dinner, but I am going to get fish. I am going to do my Wii Challenge first. Might as well burn some more calories :)

  
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SARALEIGHM 4/16/2011 4:59PM

    You're making good choices. Keep it up!
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TXGRANDMA 4/15/2011 10:21PM

    Good Job! You are so dedicated! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/15/2011 9:41PM

    Great job! Keep it up. I am happy to hear that you are getting your water! I am a water fiend, even asking neighbor if she is drinking enough water.

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CHATTIEGIRL 4/15/2011 9:19PM

    Hi LASARRE;
You have a handle on what you want to do and you are working at it really well. When I go to dinner or lunch I always buy fish of some kind. I buy what I don't cook at home most times. Continue your focus on maintaining a healthy life style. God bless you always and keep you safe. Learn from Spark people each day.

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KNITTABLES 4/15/2011 8:06PM

    emoticon emoticonI'm having fish too but at home. Enjoy your dinner out. Now I just need to get in my water and I all set too!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/15/2011 7:34PM

    Wow- look at you go! You should be proud! Keep going! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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