Do not worry anymore about today, it doesn’t benefit u. Tomorrow is a new day, your second chance … So close those eyes, get thAt heat pad, take that gasX, count those sheep….. rest. Night - Sarah #myibdcleanse #crohns #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #jpouch #tcjf #nonprofit #love #gratitude
Update on #myibdcleanse and my tips on DIET and IBD: I have been keeping up with #myibdcleanse but have not been posting pictures the last couple of days bc I started work and been a bit consumed with that. But still doing it. I did “cheat” going to be honest, with a bite size piece of candy, but that’s ok :). doing this cleanse that works for ME! Diet is so tricky when it comes to IBD, it is so individual. For some #paleo works, #scd works, #gaps works and so on, others they can’t seem to find anything that works. Also when in an active flare anything going in can hurt bc everything is so upset in there. My message is always to be your own scientist, journal and find patterns with ur diet and how u feel and make connections, also elimination diets are very helpful to figure out food sensitivities u may have at that time (which can also change). Mindful eating is important as well (how u approach a meal). I try not to tell u what to eat , the only things I’ll ever encourage u to take out of your diet is sugar, junk food, processed foods and fried foods bc those foods mess up a healthy persons system, let alone an IBDer. These are my tips for #IBD & diet for today ;) remember diet is just one part of it, u gotta never forget about managing ur stress and taking care of that mind and soul. sending love to all ur bellies - Sarah #crohns #crohnie #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #jpouch #myibdcleanse #organic #nonprofit
It can be hard to choose happiness on days when u are not well, stuck prepping/ doing a procedure or the countless things that come up with having IBD that makes ya feel bla. Today lets try to focus on gratitude and happiness. I know it can be hard but if u catch a thought like “why me… I am so mad… Hate my IBD” let’s try to add a positive comment. Let’s take back control. Like I said , it is tough and some of it can be depression, not uncommon for people with IBD BUT today, let’s take charge ;) #crohns #crohnie #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #love #gratitude #ostomy #jpouch #nonprofit #tcjf
I have to admit, by the end of my first day back at work, this is what I thought lol happy Tuesday! FYI for #myibdcleanse (yes still doing it) I had my smoothie in the am, hard boiled egg, pecan flour crackers with turkey and mayo, apple (skin shaved off and chewed well ) with almond butter, 2 of those rice crisp thingies and lots of water :) #gratitude #glutenfree #dairyfree #sugarfree #crohns #cleanse #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #jpouch #organic #tcjf #nonprofit
Time to share a #crohnie problem I deal with frequently. I went shopping for some tops and a pair of pants for the start of the new school year (I am a speech and language pathologist and work in a school ;) ). I also got these cool new Tupperware and a mug :). So here is my problem, I left with no pants because I fluctuate sizes with in 5 minutes from a 2 to a 5. No exaggeration, had a pair of 2 on and as I was trying on the tops (all loose tops, bc I do not wear form fitted tops- again from the Crohnie pouch) and as I was trying it on, my stomach swelled to the point that I had to unbuckle them. A big reason why I rarely wear jeans and stick to tights if I can. So anyone else feel me? #crohnsdisease #cleanse #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #ostomy #jpouch #tcjf
This is #myibdcleanse dinner! We have a tuna salad made with organic mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Yam chips baked. Arugula and cucumber salad with balsamic vinegar and evoo, half an avocado and a couple of pickles. What did u have for dinner? Let’s talk work… I start back up on wend and means I have to wake up early and definitely need to pack my lunch. What do you guys pack for ur lunches? How do you approach eating at work? I’ll share later at work how I do it myself. #myibdcleanse #cleanse #crohnsdisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #ostomy #organic #jpouch #glutenfree #dairyfree
Let’s wish Tara a very special belated 25th birthday! Milestones like these are worth celebrating especially when living with a chronic disease like IBD. Sometimes it can be very empowering to see how far we’ve come.
How do you celebrate your milestones and victories? Read about what Tara did for her birthday in today’s article!
Article link: https://thecrohnsjourneyfoundation.org/25/
#ibd #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #disease #health #birthday
#myibdcleanse lunch. Homemade turkey from whole foods with gluten free crackers made with pecan flour and a side of Dijon mustard and side of kombucha/ For breakfast I had my normal breakfast and smoothie. What did u guys have today ?! #crohns #crohnsdisease #cleanse #ibd #organic #ostomy #jpouch