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.