|Gabbe||posted 30-May-2011 7:27am|
Thank you Connie and K10. Appreciate the information. As they say today is the first day of the rest of my life...but, I'll take baby steps and say today is the first hour of the rest of my day. First step, no more coffee, I love my coffee in the morning, but can't bring myself to drink it without half and half....I've read a lot of great information on this site along with others. Has everyone that chats here had great success on this? This morning, green tea with fresh lemon...You all seem like you know each other pretty well, that's great, and very supportive. I'm in Illinois, where are ya all from? Thanks again! I truly feel motivated!
|Connie||posted 30-May-2011 5:38pm|
OMG...I could never give up my coffee and half and half! Why are you giving it up? I have two of those every morning and call it breakfast.
I've been cleaning out part of the garage for the last two days. And it is hot out. But it is the best feeling. Today I am making green chili enchilada's. I hope it turns out. I will let you all know and post the recipe if it's a keeper.
|Connie||posted 30-May-2011 5:38pm|
Oh, and I'm just outside of Memphis, but born and raised in MI.
|Greg||posted 30-May-2011 8:58pm|
|Connie||posted 30-May-2011 9:12pm|
The enchilada's were a hit! And they were pretty easy too. I'll post the recipe tomorrow. Tonight my son is going to grill me a banana. This should be interesting!
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 3:12am|
Welcome Gabbe, Yes, the no flour no sugar diet WORKS! When we DO it and stick to it, it works!
I'm in Northern Indiana.
Camping was good but our site was muddy. We had some rain and even ran to the bath house because of tornado warnings. It didn't last long though. We had a really good time. We forced the 17 year old to go with us. He was not pleased but he survived.
NFNS here I come!!!
Nice maintainance Hilda. I'm glad you and your house are OK.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 8:10am|
88 degrees and humid here today. More rain coming so I need to get out there and mow the yard.
Really trying to keep my diet in line today. Its not easy for me lltely.
|Connie||posted 31-May-2011 10:22am|
Morning all! It's going to be 95 here today. I have a few things to do outside, I'll do them quickly, and then ironing all day...well, all week really. I swapped out the winter/summer clothes and after washing there is a lot of ironing to do. I'll be watching a lot of movies this week while I do that.
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada's
10 oz cooked, diced chicken breast (I used 2 chicken thighs I had in the freezer, cooked and cut them very small)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
1 can diced green chilies (I used chopped)
4 Tblsp chopped cilantro (I omitted because I didn't have any)
4 Tbslp chopped scallions (I used 8 green onions)
1 cup reduced fat cheddar (I used mexi blend)
12 corn tortillas ( I had to use more to use up all the sauce, this makes a lot)
1 28 oz can green enchilada saucw (I used salsa verde)
Preheat oven to 375. Combine the first 8 ingredients along with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Coat a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Add 1/2 cup of the slasa verde to the bottom of the dish. I may have used bit more to cover the bottom. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds. (I did 4 at a time). Spoon some filling onto each tortilla and roll up. Place in baking dish seam side down. I ended up with two layers of enchilada's, so I layered salsa verde and cheese between the layers.Bake 25-35 minutes until bubbly. 25 minutes worked for me. We will be eating this for a couple of days!
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 12:40pm|
Connie thanks for the recipe.
I am doing laundry too today while watching the feed of the Casy Anthony Trial on Youtube.
Still feel like I'm eating too much. Why am I SO HUNGRY?
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 12:43pm|
Connie, Were your enchalidas meaty enough? 10 OZ doesnt seem like much meat.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 5:36pm|
Here comes another thunder storm! You gettin it too Connie?
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 9:01pm|
Hey you guys? Is a hotdog a sandwichh?
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2011 9:01pm|
pardon my extra h
|Connie||posted 31-May-2011 9:37pm|
Oh...the joy of being off my feet! Had a marathon ironing day...about 4 more of those and I'll be all caught up. Laundry room looks wonderful, dinning room table is buried.
Had leftover enchilada's for lunch and dinner. My husband and MIL had some for dinner and I still have some left! That was a big pan of enchilada's. I only used 2 chicken thighs, although they were quite large, and I don't think it was lacking in meat. I chopped the chicken up very small so everything blended real well. I would say it is a very economical dish. I can't call a hot dog a sandwich, doesn't it seem like a hot dog had more mass than a slice of sandwich meat? Are you trying to calculate calories or something? Drink some water Debbie, it can really help with hunger.
We haven't had any rain. This weekend I think they may be calling for some. We have really needed this dry spell. My house is completely quiet...no tv or people awake besides me. It's nice!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 8:07am|
No I wasn't trying to calulate calories. We had this silly debate at our Memorial Day picnic. I say hotdog is a sanswich, my brother says no way. heh I just wondered what you all thought.
I had a 3 week cycle. Whats with that? Not fair.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 8:11am|
Laundry is never done, only managed. But it sure is nice to see the laundry room floor once in a while. I did all our camping laundry yesterday. I usually do not iron, although
I did iron my daughters dress that she wore for the concert the other day. It looked particularly nice.
On with my diet today. I feel much better than yesterday. I think I can do good today. I just need a plan, which I am going to make right now.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 8:33am|
K10, How is it going with being dairy free? I was wondering if you feel a difference in regaurds to bloat and mucus? I have heard dairy can cause these things.
I do know sugar and flour can cause gas and bloating. When I was totally nfns I had no gas at all. It was amazing. I want to get back to that. I'm tryin.
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2011 9:27am|
I'm trying too Debbie! I'm going to find a new recipe for dinner. Variety keeps me with the program. Off to pick some berries.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 10:23am|
lovin the berries. Strawberries will be ready here soon.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 10:44am|
I started to eat a box of raisins when I was how much sugar it had. 29 g for 1.5 oz. I stopped after 5 raisins. Should I eat those?
I got out my Ezekiel bread from thew freezer and made toast. I forgot how good it is.
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2011 11:21am|
I love the Ezek muffins! I just add a little butter. I'm up to about 14 oz of juice from my berries. I need more than that to make some freezer jam. Everyday there are less to pick and they seem smaller too. Next year should be great, there is so much new growth. And I'm going to plant two fig tree's. Yum!
|K10||posted 1-Jun-2011 11:39am|
Debbie: I do notice less bloat. I did have cheese and gluten this weekend. Not in front of my daughter though. We are going camping and I don't how we will eat. This is with my side of the family and they know how to eat. I know I will make better choices than I normally do.
Took our old man kitty to the vet. My parents paid for it. My dad is really attached to this old guy. His foot really had started to swell. They did and x-ray and said his toenail is injured. He was given an antibiotic injection and I have to spray his foot twice a day. He is wearing a cone and is peeved to say the least. I think he had injured it and then it was getting better and then he re-injured it.
I have a nephew-in-law who got upset that his sister-in-law (A) posted on Facebook that her sister (J) needed prayer. J was in a car accident yesterday and is 6 months pregnant. My daughter was so sweet and posted and asked for prayer for her cousin J. Complicated I know when since I don't want names listed. Anyway, nephew-in-law commented on my daughter's Facebook that he appreciated the prayers but it was a private family matter. This guy can be a jerk, as you can see. I commented after him that I was touched that my daughter would think to ask for prayer for her cousin J even though she barely knows her and that the prayers obviously worked. For a teenager to think of someone other than themselves is a big deal. I do believe he has issues with A and her husband already and he was just mad at them. I am just irritated with him. Sorry, I just had to vent.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2011 12:14pm|
I understand your frustration. Family matters can be so touchy. He should have just said thank you.
Glad about your kitty. It is so frustating when we can't find the funds for the medical issues of our pets. Thats what happened with my Tiffany. Even if we had done all the expensive testing, come to find out, it would not have made a difference in the out come.
Bronwyn, How ya doin up there? Is your weather getting nicer?
Happy June everyone.
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2011 4:25pm|
I made it home from MIL's. I always end up staying out there hours longer than I want to and then I get frustrated!!!! I need to work on that. Good to hear from you K10 and I'm happy kitty is on the mend. I'm with Debbie...time to check in if you can Bronwyn.
|K10||posted 2-Jun-2011 3:55am|
I heard from my sis-in-law regarding her daughter J. This is what she said; She is now 25 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy has been full of troubles ... kidney stones, strep throat, pneumonia, terrible morning sickness, fainting spells, irregular heartbeat, preterm contractions ...
She has been on a heart monitor for the past week and a half to help the cardiologist determine what is causing the fainting spells and irregular heartbeat. She was put on a medication that seemed to be having some positive effects but then she started having strong contractions that started her cervix thinning and dilating so she was on bed rest. She was given a shot to stop the contractions which helped. Her doctor allowed her to come to our house for the weekend if she stayed off her feet - which she tried to do.
While driving home yesterday - actually to an ob visit to see if there were any changes to her cervix - she had a fainting spell and ran into the car ahead of her on the highway going about 70 mph (which is actually the speed limit there). That car had been slowing down for some reason. She now is unable to drive until signed off by a doctor. I doubt that will happen.
I am wondering if her hubby was feeling guilty and was acting out. My SIL will be helping her for a little while.
Please keep the whole situation in your prayers. Thanks.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2011 7:34am|
How does a day at the baseball park with 120 5th graders sound? Thats my day! Wish me luck.
|Connie||posted 2-Jun-2011 1:43pm|
Wow K10, that poor woman! Still, it's hard to accept his behavior. Forgiveness is so important...I wish them the best.
120 5th graders at a ball park? Maybe back in the day I would have...I hope it goes well for you.
Ironing today...and resting some. Husband is out of town tonight. I think I'll have something very light for dinner. I still have 3 enchilada's left. I'm throwing them out.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2011 3:25pm|
The ball game went seamlessly and a good time was had by all...............
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2011 6:58pm|
I took a 45 minute walk today. What did you o?
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2011 6:58pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Jun-2011 12:45pm|
I see lots of rain in LA. Don't float away K10~
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2011 2:19pm|
Its 88 here today but feels like 94 due to high humidity. How are you all doing todsy?
|Connie||posted 4-Jun-2011 4:28pm|
It is so hot here!!!! The visor therm in my car said 102...yikes!
I'm trying another new recipe tonight...pasta carbonara with veggies and grilled chicken. I'll post the recipe if it's good.
|Greg||posted 5-Jun-2011 6:34am|
We had a really cold night. It was supposed to go down to 44 degrees. My youngest graduates HS on Friday and her party at home is Sunday. Could really use a nice hot day. Not too many people but too many for inside comfortably. Have a good week all!
K10- Hope SIL is feeling better soon!
|Debbie M.||posted 5-Jun-2011 8:58am|
Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Hope you have a comfy party. What will your daughter do now?
My son graduates next year.
|Debbie M.||posted 5-Jun-2011 6:45pm|
Bronwyn, You here?
|Greg||posted 5-Jun-2011 7:32pm|
My oldest graduated college last December with a civil engineering degree and can't find a job. I am still paying that off. Thankfully my youngest is going to the local college.
|Bronwyn||posted 5-Jun-2011 11:35pm|
I made a long post and talked about some things going on in my life. I was so mad when the post disappeared. I will try to re-write some of the things but I may not do it all in one post. I seem to have trouble with long posts or adding any kind of cut and pastes or anything that even slightly resembles an URL.
I have been given some very shocking news. It is shocking to me but, also to anyone that knows me and my interest in whole foods, nutrition and fibre. I have been told that I have colon cancer. It has been quite an emotional 3 to 4 weeks here.
|K10||posted 6-Jun-2011 2:24am|
Bronwyn: I hate this news. It is so wrong. I have eaten poorly for so long and it is wrong that this is happening to you. Do you know about surgery and treatment? When and how long etc.? You are in my prayers.
Debbie: We had a smidge of rain at my house tonight.
I was gone for the weekend camping with my extended family. It was fun, but we ate poorly. Kids stayed with a family friend and they had fun. Jake's foot is doing worse since being to the vet. I think I will take him in tomorrow instead of Tuesday. I am not putting the medicine on tonight. He is resting comfortably.
|anne||posted 6-Jun-2011 9:45am|
no flour no sugar what types of food do you purchase on your grocery store list .
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2011 11:18am|
OMG Bronwyn! Is there any chance the test was wrong? Are you getting a second opinion? So many advances have been made, what are your doctors suggesting for therapy? All our prayers are with you...please keep in touch. I know you have a hard road ahead of you, but it can have a good outcome. Your smart and your strong and you have a great support system in your family. And in us too.
Hi anne. You can eat anything that doesn't have flour or sugar listed in the ingredient list. Of course, you can't go nuts with high fat high calorie foods, but beyond that lot's of healthy foods await you. Lean meats, veggies and fruits are allowed. Ezekiel products, breads and muffins, Tinkiyada pasta's...you will become good at reading labels and finding new recipes.
Oh geez Greg! Can't find a job with a civil engineer degree? That is so scary. Engineering degrees have always been recession proof. My daughter is majoring in electrical engineering and physics. She still has 1 1/2 years to go, but I just assumed she would be marketable. That is so depressing. I hope she finds a job soon. Good luck to her.
It's too hot to do anything outside...I guess I'll stay in and do housework.
Hang in there Bronwyn, I am going to be thinking about you all day.
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Jun-2011 1:01pm|
Prayers here for you Bronwyn. Like Connie said, there are very good out comes for this disease now. Keep us posted. I'm so glad they found it so they can get rid of it.
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Jun-2011 1:19pm|
sorry about Jake K10. Let us know.
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2011 6:19pm|
K10, I knew someone who got a kitty from the pound and ended up with ingrown nails. I think the vet said they were not removed all the way. Once they fixed that, everything was fine.
Bronwyn, I think I remember you once saying you have a brother that's a doc? If so, he can help you navigate. Check in if you can.
Today I skyped for the first time ever. It was with little one. It was so much fun. I want to do it all the time. I am going to be a skype monster!
|K10||posted 6-Jun-2011 7:59pm|
Connie: Jake is de-clawed in the front. It is his back claw that is causing the problem. I am glad you were able to "see" little one.
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2011 9:00pm|
I've been thinking about you all day Bronwyn. I hope you can feel the love of all your friends on this site.
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Jun-2011 9:30pm|
Skype is an awesome concept. What equipment did you need to buy and how much was it?
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2011 10:30pm|
My son got me a logitch camera for Christmas. I don't know how much it was. It has a built in mike and it really is a blast to use. Of course I didn't set it up, my daughter did, but I am going to use it like crazy. Time for bed here. Sweet dreams ladies.
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2011 10:33pm|
I just googled it...$99.99.
|K10||posted 7-Jun-2011 10:47am|
At the vet yesterday, the doctor said it is common for cancer to present as an infection. She wanted us to spend $451 to find out what type of infection it is and how his kidneys function and if he has diabetes. We think he may have one or both of those. We have decided that we will put him to sleep tomorrow evening. We don't have the money to spend to find out what type of infection it is and if it is cancer. We won't do anything heroic if it is cancer, diabetes or kidney failure. This is a hard enough decision, but then the vet was all, "you don't even want to see if it is something we can treat?" Earlier in the visit she said that it has a good chance of being cancer. I love Jake and laying around with a hood on his head and in pain everytime he tries to walk, isn't quality of life. We will tell the girls tonight. Thanks for your support.
|K10||posted 7-Jun-2011 10:49am|
On top of all of that, he has a little bump right under his nose. I just noticed that last night. I don't even want to know what that could be.
|Connie||posted 7-Jun-2011 11:03am|
K10, I think you are making the right decision. Treatment for animals is so hard on them, and then a good outcome is rare. All I can say is time heals all wounds and although the near future for you is going to be hard, you will come to find your good memories of Jake will take over and will feel good about that. My heart really goes out to you.
|K10||posted 7-Jun-2011 11:09am|
Thank you Connie.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Jun-2011 12:23pm|
K10, I think you are doing the right thing too. I'm sorry. You kitty had a good loing life. You can be thankful for that. I'm so sorry.
|Connie||posted 7-Jun-2011 6:06pm|
How are you Bronwyn?
|K10||posted 7-Jun-2011 6:21pm|
Thanks Debbie. Bronwyn, how are you? Keep us posted please.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Jun-2011 8:14pm|
If I choose to have my MRI this year, the whole amount of about $1200 to $1500 will go towards my deductable. I'm wondering if I should even have it. I have no symptoms. Maybe I should just skip another year.
|Connie||posted 7-Jun-2011 8:50pm|
No Debbie...don't skip it.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Jun-2011 11:12pm|
It was 97 here today, very unusual.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Jun-2011 3:13am|
You are probably right Connie.
|Greg||posted 8-Jun-2011 5:15am|
Bronwyn, how are you?
|Connie||posted 8-Jun-2011 8:14am|
I woke up early this morning. I'm trying to get on a better sleep schedule. I have been waking up and going back to sleep and sleeping until 8:30 or so in the mornings. Then I stay up later at night. Not a good fit for me. Once in awhile it's ok, but it makes me feel lazy.
I weighed this morning...154.4. I have been taking my diet much more serious. NFNS is the rule of thumb, but I have ate F and S when it was difficult not to. The last several days I have stuck to the plan and of course I feel better and I am hoping I can get back down to 145ish. That's when all my clothes fit!
How are you K10? Today will be very sad, I wish we could all give you a big hug. Are you still eating gluten free? Are you still losing?
And Bronwyn, please tell us what is happening. From your earlier post, I gather you have had this news for 3 or 4 weeks. What have you been doing? Going to appts? Seeing other doctors? Of course we miss you when you aren't on here, but now we are so worried and concerned. Please just check in.
Off to the doc and bookstore with MIL today.
|K10||posted 8-Jun-2011 11:50am|
Connie: Thank you, it will be hard. My husband and I went away for the weekend and we haven't been consistent since getting back. Of course, I am not eating wrong in front of my daughter who has been feeling better since changing her diet. After today is over I plan on getting back on the wagon. I am using food as a comfort, not that I should, but I am.
Bronwyn: Hurry back love.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Jun-2011 2:45pm|
Sorry things have been a bit of a blur and whirl wind here the past 3 or 4 weeks. When I write a detailed note about the events it just disappears so I have given up with trying to give the details. I went for a colonoscopy but with no expectation of there being a problem. I have been anemic for a while but I didn't realize there was a connection......I thought I wasn't eating enough meat. The one thing I was eating and always have is lots of fibre.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Jun-2011 2:47pm|
So when they found a mass in my colon I was totally shocked.....and I was sure it wasn't cancerous....but I was wrong. I went a month ago for a colonoscopy, the next week for a CT scan, the next week for high imaging of the liver, kidney and colon. Then this week I have surgery to remove a foot of my colon.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Jun-2011 2:51pm|
I know that isn't stage 4 but beyond that I don't know for sure. The Doc who did the imaging told me I had been sent to her because she is really, really good......I said I was totally good with having the best. She said she could tell me it wasn't stage 4, she didn't think it would be stage 3 but she really wasn't sure and then stopped there. I honestly didn't even think we were into the numbers yet.....so I don't know. I don't look fore ward to the surgery.......it will be a rough recovery but, I am not at all worried about my recovery. Things have worked in such a fashion that I know I will be fine. It is too long of a story to tell at the moment.
I continue to log on MFP but I think about all of you and I would encourage any of you 50 and up to have a colonoscopy.......truly an easy procedure and no big deal at all.
Debbie have your tests......even if you don't realize it you are habour some concerns and fears that can be alleviated by doing the tests.
|K10||posted 8-Jun-2011 5:13pm|
Bronwyn: So good to hear from you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and your attitude sounds positive. Could you let us know the date of the surgery so we can lift you up in prayer that day specifically? I hope you have a quick recovery. I am glad you have a good doctor, I hope you like her. Gigantic hugs being sent your way.
|Connie||posted 8-Jun-2011 5:46pm|
Ahhh Bronwyn, so good to hear from you! Sounds like you are in the middle of medical land which is right where you should be right now. And it sounds like you are getting good care. Do let us know when your surgery is. And when you get a chance, fill us in on the rest of the story.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Jun-2011 7:03pm|
Yes, I suppose taking a year off was enough and I will get my MRI in July.
Best to you Bronwyn.
Vacation coming up soon so I'll catch up when I can.
Hugs to you too K10.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Jun-2011 9:56pm|
Thanks everyone. Surgery is this Friday. You would think I was going on a cruise......out this afternoon getting night gowns, underwear and so forth,,,,,I wish
|K10||posted 8-Jun-2011 11:47pm|
Bronwyn: I will be praying for you and your family.
Our kitty Jake is gone. I appreciate all of your support. It was a nice ride to the vet. He sat on my lap looking out the window at the trees and everything, he was so happy and content. Everyone was very kind at the vets office. He will be missed, but he gave us all alot of joy.
|Connie||posted 9-Jun-2011 8:29am|
Morning all. Off to work today. 154.4 this morning.
A cruise would be much more fun! You sound really good and positive. Who will help you while you recover? And your mom? Did they say how long you'll be healing? How long will you be in the hospital? As soon as you can, get on here and say hi. Even if your drugged out of your mind, we all will be waiting to hear from you.
I'm glad you had Jake in your life K10. I had my Binks, you had your Jake. Big love.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-Jun-2011 11:48am|
and I had my TIffany.........
rain rain rain today, glad I mowed yesterday.
love ya Bronwyn.
|K10||posted 9-Jun-2011 2:13pm|
Thanks for the kind words. Bronwyn I am praying.
|Connie||posted 9-Jun-2011 10:28pm|
Oh yes, Debbie, you had your Tiffany! So much love our pets have given us. I wish we would get some rain here...it is no sooo dry. I ate very good today. I am going to weigh everyday, it always makes a difference for me.
Prayers for you tonight Bronwyn. And tomorrow too, and the next day.
Sweet dreams ladies.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-Jun-2011 11:52pm|
I've always been a fan of weighing daily.
|K10||posted 10-Jun-2011 3:23am|
Bronwyn: I have been praying for you, your family, and the doctor's. Please let us know as soon as you can how things are going for you. GIGANTIC HUGS TO YOU!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Jun-2011 5:10am|
|Connie||posted 10-Jun-2011 8:13am|
Morning. 153.8 this morning. I know we will all be thinking about Bronwyn today. Her commitment to good health will make all the difference in her recovery.
I will be trying on clothes today for my trip. And taking MIL's dog to the groomers. This week flew by. By the time I get home from my trip we will almost be in July. I love it when the summer goes by quickly. I'm ready for September and cooler weather. Great day ladies.
|anne||posted 10-Jun-2011 10:41am|
I HAVE ALWAYS AT DANNON PEACH YOGURT LIGHT AND FIT CAN SOME TELL ME WHAT TO EAT IN PLACE OF THIS YOGURT I REALLY LIKE PEACH AND YOGURT IS SUPPOSED GOOD FOR YOU . I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP AS I AM JUST LEARNING WHAT TO EAT. EXCUSE MY ERRORS I AM NEW AT TYPING AND THIS LAPTOP.
|Greg||posted 10-Jun-2011 11:45am|
Bronwyn, thinking about you and wishing you God's speedy recovery!
|Connie||posted 10-Jun-2011 2:20pm|
Hi anne. Tell us a little about yourself...age, state where you reside, etc. You can use plain yogurt (NS) and add fresh or thawed frozen peaches. For sweetening, you can use an artificial sweetener or stevia. It does take some time to learn what you can eat, but once you do that, you can create all kinds of sruff.
I made my black raspberry freezer jam. I ended up with 1 1/2 cups black raspberry juice so I had to add 1/2 cup regular raspberry juice. I bought the red raspberries and cooked them down. My daughter said it tastes good. Next year I hope to have enough of the black to make it. It was a fun project.
How are you doing Hilda?
|anne||posted 10-Jun-2011 7:47pm|
cONNIE not much to tell i am just trying to lose so weight and feel better and if it works hope my adult child goes on it too. I baby sit for my little grandboys 2 and 3 years old a few days a week. when you get older you tend to have more dr appts too.My life is pretty busy most days. I am glad to find out some things your allowed to eat on this way of life. I HOPE IT WORKS. THANKS AGAIN.
|Connie||posted 11-Jun-2011 12:07pm|
Morning all. Didn't weight this morning. I found some new NFNS recipes on Allrecipes and I'm going to go to the store and get my ingredients. Great day to color my hair too! The heat wave continues...inside as much as possible. Great day ladies.
|K10||posted 11-Jun-2011 4:50pm|
Thinking about you Bronwyn.
|Connie||posted 11-Jun-2011 7:24pm|
Crustless quiche for dinner.
|Connie||posted 13-Jun-2011 9:49am|
The crustless quiche came out good, and then I made a chicken dish last night (first time) and it came out well also.
I don't know if your checking in yet Bronwyn...I hope your recovery is the best recovery of all time! I think by now they have you up and moving around, I wish for you as little pain as possible and a huge amount of peace of mind.
Today dogs to the vet for their yearly's and hopefully, finding clothes to wear out of town. I keep trying to get to that, but something always get's in the way. Great day all.
|K10||posted 13-Jun-2011 7:08pm|
I hope you are doing well Bronwyn. Miss you.
|Connie||posted 14-Jun-2011 6:06pm|
Great big healing wishes to you Bronwyn. Check in when you are up to it. Hi everybody...I'm staying busy and staying NFNS too. You would not believe all the things I've said "no" to. There is joy in staying strong.
|anne||posted 15-Jun-2011 2:16pm|
have a few question on nfns diet is white rice allowed and is any pasta or bread out there has nfns . Also any common recipe that are easy to make not much of a cook. And is margerine ok. I am new to this nfns diet but maybe it can be a way to eat most of the time. THANKS FOR HELPING US BEGINNERS.
|Connie||posted 15-Jun-2011 2:59pm|
You can find NFNS bread and pasta products. I have to go to whole foods to get them, but some on here can find them in their local grocery stores. Tinkyada brown rice pasta and Ezezkiekl bread products.
|K10||posted 15-Jun-2011 4:44pm|
Anne: If you live near Trader Joe's they have brown rice pasta. It is a very good substitute just make sure you are standing there as it cooks. It can get really sticky. Butter is better to eat than margarine. Margarine is nothing but chemicals. Trader Joe's also has Ezekiel bread, so does Stater Bros. Brown rice is always a better choice over white rice. Trader Joe's also has brown rice in the frozen section, you put the packet in the microwave for 3 minutes and you have brown rice. If you live near a Henry's/Sprouts, Whole Foods, or Fresh and Easy you can find some of these foods. Sometimes the Ezekiel bread is kept in the refrigerated or frozen section. At Traders it is in the bread aisle.
Good luck on your new adventure.
|K10||posted 15-Jun-2011 4:45pm|
Anne: What part of the country do you live in? That will help us to know what stores to suggest.
|anne||posted 15-Jun-2011 7:13pm|
I live near the boarder of northen Ind. and northen ohio. never heard of traders joe and places like that.
|Greg||posted 15-Jun-2011 9:26pm|
Bronwyn, still thinking about you!!!
|Bronwyn||posted 15-Jun-2011 10:37pm|
Checking in. Things went really well and my recovery is going very well. I am sore and all of that. I will write more later. Sounds like you are all doing well.
|K10||posted 16-Jun-2011 2:16am|
I am glad to hear from you Bronwyn.
|Greg||posted 16-Jun-2011 4:06pm|
Bronwyn, sounds great, to be healing that quick is super!
|Bronwyn||posted 18-Jun-2011 4:01pm|
Quiet around here, eh I know Debbie is on holidays. I have been given so little real information around what to eat. I was told to eat a soft diet for the time being.....puddings, jello, custards, ice cream, cream soups...YUCK! I was told to not eat any fresh fruit, fresh vegetables or salads, nuts, seeds. It is so strange. This is totally not the way I like to eat. How bizarre that you would eat like that heal, eh???? I know the idea is not to put any pressure on the resection of the colon but, I long for something real. Anyways I am doing really well and I would hate to do anything to compromise my recovery (like eat healthy food
I started to count calories again yesterday.....thought I should at least watch that part of my nutrition.
You guys all okay????
|K10||posted 18-Jun-2011 5:23pm|
Bronwyn: I am so happy to hear that you are healing well.