Each morning I wake up feeling less pain. Today was an exceptionally great morning because I was allowed my morning cup of coffee with a little soy milk & stevia. OMGosh I missed my morning cup of Joe. I like an occasional cup of herbal tea, especially some chamomile in the evening, but in the morning I love the smell of coffee. All was right in the world once I've enjoyed that cup!
Today I have moved onto full liquids. I drank my first chocolate protein shake and it was a wonderful change from the clear isopure & clear chicken protein broth I was drinking. I am one who enjoys smoothies and protein shakes. I love to be creative with different flavorings and ingredients. Protein shakes/smoothies were always sliders for me. I would drink some yummy concoction I came up with and be hungry again because it didn't stay in my tummy long. I will have to watch should it become a problem down the road, but for now.....I am enjoying them.
I've been increasing the length of walks each day and can do about 25 minutes 4x a day now. I will probably be doing 30 minute walks by end of the week. I'm anxious to start some strength training to protect from muscle loss but I know I am not there yet and don't want to push it.
I keep a water bottle near me at all times, sipping throughout the day and having no trouble getting my water in. Yesterday Hubby and I shopped for some groceries for my next stage which starts on Thursday. I bought some greek yogurt, cottage cheese, SF greek yogurt frozen bars and some SF pudding. I am to try one item at a time and wait to see if I have any reactions before moving onto the next...Exciting stuff right? lol
Live is Good!