Colitis flare starting to calm down

Thankful to say I’m doing much better today 🙂 My colitis flare has started to calm down, thank goodness! I was able to go out with one of my best friends for her birthday. One of the most amazing things I find about my closest friends are how considerate & empathetic they are when it comes to my health & when it comes to my eating. They will look up restaurants & check the menus before suggesting a place to me. Others have even cooked with me knowing all my dietary restrictions ((which is not a short list lol)). My friend today picked a place she knew where I could get some soup where I didn’t have to stress over the menu trying to figure out what I can eat especially with a colitis flare. There is a great comfort when you have friends who care so deeply, who encourage you to take care of yourself, & who do not judge. It might sound like such a little thing; a friend picking a place where I could eat soup … to me it shows how much they care. I do think this flare was caused by me eating not the best for a few days in row. Too much wheat, dairy, & sugar. I also overindulged in some pizza a few days ago. My eyes were bigger than my stomach. I ate way more than my intestines could digest without getting flared up. I’ve always been like this, even as kid. Thankfully I had parents who didn’t have the “you have to eat everything on your plate” rule. I could never finish anything lol. My tummy knows it’s limit & reacts very angry when I eat more than that limit. I’m just thankful with this flare I’ve managed to continue to eat pretty normally. The worst flares are when I have to do only liquids or baby food which gets my weight into the “danger zone”. So I’m very thankful to be able to eat regular clean food. Apologizing all the while to my body for causing this flare. It’s ok to indulge now & then but everyday without mindfulness & considering the effects it will have on the body & health, that’s when it gets to be too much & is harmful. This can be especially harder with the holidays. So many yummy treats & so much food haha. Finding that balance of nomnom & no more, I’m full. Delicate balance 😅

#AloAboutSelfCare⁣ Day 1 🥰 @aloyoga @alo.moves 

PC: Nolan Weisser

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