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Colonoscopy prep revelations

Friday, August 18, 2017

Over the next few days I'm prepping for a colonoscopy, starting with a low residue diet today and tomorrow.
As I was looking over what I'm allowed to eat, I thought, "Whoa, I can't eat anything I usually eat!" I'm used to eating mostly veggies, whole grains, brown rice, beans and fruit every day. I can't have any of that! The only veggies I can have are green beans and carrots if cooked until mushy. No thanks! Don't like mushy veggies!
As I thought about what I could eat I realized that's how I used to eat before Spark! I could go days with no veggies at all. And beans, that was for chili or baked beans as a side dish. Period. We only ate white bread, no whole wheat. Once a week or so we'd have donuts for breakfast. I haven't even thought about doing that in years, that sounds yucky now!

I'm going to miss my regular way of eating. Just glad it's only for a couple of days.
I knew my diet habits had changed over the years, but this shows me how much. A few years ago this prep wouldn't have given me a second thought.

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    Glad to hear you are doing these healthy tests.
    668 days ago
    LOL. Not easy but you're on the right track. My doctor uses Mira-lax and it seemed to work fine this time. The one before they used Suprep which wasn't for me!! We're all different so just roll with it.
    Oh the reason I posted was to share the "lemon" thing. Cut up a couple and when you feel like you can't do no more just bite into it then chugalug.
    All the best!!
    1020 days ago
    Glad to hear you are missing your healthy eating, that means you've change for the good. Good luck with your test. Hang in there you will be back to your healthy eating in no time.
    1020 days ago
    Good luck 🍀👍🏼
    1020 days ago
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