For life

Hello, hello!

I was so grateful for solid sleep last night when I woke up super early.  When my little guy wakes up in the morning it seems like I just go go go from there! I was able to get to the gym for a workout early, as a result of that wake-up.  I warmed up with 20 minutes of intense cardio on the Arc-trainer and then 10 minutes on the stair-master before I hit the Nautilus equipment.   I have started jogging again and strength training is proving to keep me injury free!

Today I had a follow-up appointment with my GI.  It was good.  He told me that I’ll likely have to be on the low-FODMAP, gluten-free diet for the foreseeable future, since I just don’t have the digestive enzymes to tolerate foods in these categories:

Oligosaccharides (eg. Fructans and Galactans)
Disaccharides (eg. Lactose)

Monosaccharides (eg. excess Fructose)
Polyol (eg. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol and Isomalt)

SO…it has taken  6 weeks to adjust to this level of restriction and it definitely takes a psychological adjustment for me since I ENJOY food.  I’ve made mistakes like drinking coconut milk, or eating green beans or pineapple, even and my body has reacted.  Part of me would love to simply eat “normally.”  My doctor, however, put it this way: I have two choices and only one of those choices results in wellness.  That’s the one I’m taking, thank you!  And I’m so glad about it.

Now, I’m off to try and finish Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 for Monday’s night’s book club!