So, the Houston heat is finally on its way out. And I made it out this morning for a run. It was foggy and probably 99.9% humidity. So much moisture in the air that water droplets formed on my eyelashes while i was running. I was jogging in the dark with streetlights to light the pathway, thinking I’m pretty lucky. Here I am, doing life, getting my quiet time in the morning, just running the block. (A little voice in the back of my mind was also thinking my pace has slowed since I’ve been taking it easy.)
I am still able to keep up with life. My concerns now are the same as anyone. Am I spending my time the right way, with the people in my life I love? Am I focusing on what really matters? Am I taking care of myself: extra iron, plenty of protein, enough sleep, exercise, time for rest and relaxation?
Life at 18 months is good for me. I do snack all the time because if I eat too fast or too much, certain foods can make me feel bad.
Foods I take my time with (consume half, wait 15 min, consume 2nd half):
- greek yogurt
- 6 oz glass of 2% milk
- really fatty foods – think nachos with loaded greasy queso
Foods that just go well
- Spaghetti with sauce or meat sauce
- Non-processed homemade meal (meat + veggie + starch)
Foods that go ok, but chew well
- tomatoes or veggies/fruits with skins
Hit or miss foods
- Reheated chicken (no clue why I’ve had problems with this. It’s the reheating…
- Rice – Can go ok or can get stuck
- Chugging water really fast – just gets stuck (this is when I forget I’m missing a stomach)
- Raw bell peppers
- Pickles – the skins
I’m sprucing up the blog a little bit, adding categories and trying to focus on what will help fellow CDH1ers or folks who have had or are going to go through a gastrectomy. Since life at this point is so far from gastrectomy, I’ll likely focus on food, exercise, health & living life to the fullest.
Have a great night!