Pred is the pits. I was on and off it a long time. My GI wants me to go back on it now, but I'm refusing.
Brig, I know how hard it is. Even though I've technically been in remission for a long time, I still live with chronic diarrhea because of all of my surgeries, I don't absorb magnesium and B12 properly, and I'm always tired from this.
I have to say that one of the best things I did for myself was to start walking. At first it was just a quick 5 minute walk and as my stamina built up, so did my walking time.
I'll go through my food journals and post some things here. I eat a lot of lean chicken, salmon, shrimp, eggs, ground turkey and turkey breast, yogurt. I reduced my portion sizes greatly, I eliminated butter, mayo, and a lot of full fat items.
I also quit smoking - congrats to you, we're doing a great thing for our bodies!
I've been craving junk and sugar a lot lately - I think that's because I am flaring. I'm trying to start my day with eggs to stave off the cravings for junk.