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seeing my glass half full rather than half empty

VeronicaF
VeronicaF
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please excuse spelling :O0)

Yes I have RA but before being told I had RA my diet was awful

I was 10 stone 13lbs, I ate chocs, bisc, fryed food, loads of butter,beefbugers, loads of fast foods, white bread, cheese

sweets, no veg, no fruit no salard

smoked.l oads of stress, aloud myself to take and carry stress

now 9st 6lb

eat salmon, tuna, sardines, salad, sweetcon, pineapple 100% wholemeal bread, lots and

all veg

chicken breast

no butter, no cheese

brown rice

so before I think I was well on the way to having a heart attack, or stroke

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VeronicaF

ps I am only 5 foot 2

and 54yrs so 10st 13 was over weight for me

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Rheumagal

Be proud of yourself! I’m proud of you! What awesome changes you have made. You will definitely notice a difference.

I had to make many changes as well, not unlike most of us here.

When first diagnosed, I felt so defeated and thought meds were the only answer but making changes to my diet etc has been absolutely the most helpful for my RA!

It’s true we have RA but it doesn’t have to define us. However it is a part of us and we all have every reason to feel blessed in our lives not because we are sick but because we are warriors fighting a battle most do not know and it gives us every reason to keep on fighting the battle with our heads held high, and every reason to live a life to the fullest!!!!

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Well done Veronica, impressed: I stopped smoking too but weight loss is a work in progress 😉. I have become much more chilled (otherwise known as pacing lol). Used to be total control freak, to-do lists everywhere; not v good for you I think. it’s made me appreciate the things I still can do more and concentrate on those I really enjoy. My lovely son stopped me cleaning today and said wouldn’t you rather save your spoons (yeah, they’ve got the lingo!) for the garden. You’re right there are some positives or rather you have to find some x

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sylvi

Congratulations to you on sorting your diet out.xxxx

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Gigi71

Well done you. I find a good diet and not stressing my joints with too much weight helps me too. Keep up the good work. X

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Gnarli

You are a star! Changing your eating habits is so hard, you should be very proud of yourself. Looking after your heart is so important as you know. My grandmother, mother and a brother died of heart attacks, another brother has had a quadruple bypass. It makes you aware of the effect diet has on the body doesn't it? Your RD will bless you for it too. Hugs

J

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Hessie5

I was never over weight so was a little peeved having lost weight - I don’t even weigh myself now. I did eat well in general perhaps too much sugar as love cakes and desserts. Never smoked either. Adjusted my diet to no dairy, meat, gluten and feel better for it. Take life one day at a time and learn to appreciate more. If only I could get rid of the stiffness in the morning that would be one of my wishes. X

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DelicateInput

You must have a high metabolic rate because most people on your original diet would be a lot heavier. You are lucky that you did not have to count the calories.

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janmary

Hooray for the glass half full! or as my Mum would sing - count your blessings, name them one by one....

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VeronicaF

Thank you everyone, for breakfast, I think why have you got to have breakfast as in breakfast, if you want tuna, or sardine with salad why not

so for breakfast I have what I fancy even though its healthy foods, I have sustain my weight on that diet for last 3 weeks

so I am not losing weight or putting it on.

I do have my cup of tea though with sugar,I allow myself that.

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VeronicaF

you know sweetcorn helps digestion and pinapple helps your lining in your stomach

helps repair it

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Shalf

Well done Veronica. That is quite a change and not easy to do. It's strange though how your taste buds adjust. Hope you continue to enjoy your healthy diet. :) X

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