Well, it’s been a week on the “get-healthy-by-removing-everything-you-love-from-your-diet” diet. I’ve stuck to a reduced salt, low carb, low sodium and mostly gluten-free diet (I didn’t realize one of the meal bars I got had gluten and I had 2 over the past week). Just to refresh, I decided to try a significant diet change to see if my symptoms from arthritis and fibromyalgia improved. On Day 7, I’m not seeing a major change. I have had a bit of a reduction in ankle swelling, but the pain is pretty awful. I really hoped that by reducing the swelling would help to reduce pain. Sadly, I now can feel just about every
bone in my foot because it aches. Walking is still a major chore. I’m not giving up on the diet even though I am semi-miserable without my favorite foods. Wish me luck as I continue on in my quest to lose weight and help my ankle hate me a bit less.
On another note, I am in the process of writing a book called, “Making Lemonade”. It’s about my journey with Georgia Grace and how her chronic illnesses changed my life in many ways. After her recent life-threatening bout with bloat, I decided that I needed to get professional photos taken for the book cover sooner than later. I didn’t know that the photographer would then write a blog to accompany some of the photos. I have to say, my heart swelled a bit reading it. My heart swells even more when I look at the photos. Now I have to choose. If you are in the Philadelphia area and are looking for a pet photographer, check out Pet Imagery Lauren Kaplan Photography. She is as amazing as her photos. Also, check out her blog and let me know if you have a favorite photo! I’m having a hard time choosing. http://www.petimagery.com/new-session-favorites-georgia-grace-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-ridley-creek-park-pa/