6.13.2009

So I've done it...

As discussed in my blog previously here, I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) five days ago.  It hasn't been as hard as I thought it would but I'm sure eventually I will get tired of broiled meats, eggs, bananas, and homemade yogurt.  My sister came over the other day to make ketchup and today my mom made mayonaisse.  I haven't tried them yet but you would be amazed at how simple the receipes are.  Physically I have not noticed a difference yet but mentally I feel better knowing I'm not putting all that processed crap into my body.  Eventually that's gotta help.

I'm hoping I'll have better news to report to my GI when I see him in a couple of weeks.  He called me a couple days ago very concerned about things and throwing around words like "surgery" and "colostomy".  I can't even bring myself to think about that now.  I am a little worried because I've had a low grade fever all day and felt extremely lightheaded at times.  It's odd because since I started the diet I feel like my appetite has actually increased, so I don't understand why I feel so run down.  Maybe it's just my body adjusting to the change in diet.

Keep sending your thoughts and prayers my way.  I need it.

P.S. Sorry to momma Sweeney for calling her driving "crazy".  And shout out to my bff Claire for coming to see me last week and Jill for wanting to drive 2 hours just to watch me lay on the couch.  Love you guys.

4 comments:

nolaterps said...

Thanks for the shout out El! Love you!

Ellen said...

Of course! You are good company as always :)

Anne said...

Really excited about the diet. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Ellen said...

Thanks Anne, I expect you to come visit and watch me drink water (ew) and a burger with no bun, tomato, or onion (double ew).