In the process of trying to get my shit together so I can go for surgery this year with no stress to come out to!
This has involves getting everything bought and paid for that needed sorting this year and then saving up so I can pay the bills while I'm off work.
Things started well but have gone a little pear shaped from there 😂
Couldn't find a tv stand like I wanted. Lady at work was getting rid of one in the wrong colour, but was solid wood so the plan was to sand and stain it. Accidently bought gloss which we didn't realise until we painted the whole thing and the shine didn't dissapear when dry 😅 that was then scraped off, now it has dents in and looks old a crappy 😑 but it's ready to stained now WITHOUT gloss 🎉 and the shit bit will actually be covered by the TV anyway so... "meh".
Ordered washer dryer. To be delivered 2 Sundays ago. Sold mine the Saturday, then realised I actually ordered it for a whole month away - May. So, that was cancelled because the earliest it could come was 3 wks and 2 days time. Ordered a different one which came last Thursday. Only, this shit heap is fucked and the dryer doesn't work, and my towels came out dripping wet after the drain and spin... So tomorrow an exchange is happening for a completely different one again.
The bed came yesterday. So far, so good! No issues are apparent yet (touch wood). Other than the fact it's really low and will be hard so get out of straight after surgery. I know this because I've had 6 over the last few years and have had a low bed and a high bed during that time.
Hopefully, by the end of the week the TV stand will be finished and a working washer dryer will be in place so the only thing I need to focus on now is saving pennies!
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Even on your hardest days, find a reason to smile☺️
We are pleased to announce David Kahn has signed with the Bobcats for 2018/2019! David's hometown is Putnam Valley, New York, and he will unite with his brother Jake, currently a sophomore at LMC. David's focus has been racing downhill and dual slalom for 8 years with Danny's Cycles Racing, but he plans to expand into endurance MTB along with cyclocross and road racing. David will fit in nicely in Banner Elk since hiking and trail building are a couple of favorite hobbies. He plans to study business and marketing. Why did David choose Lees-McRae? "The LMC Motto, "In the mountains, of the mountains, for the mountains,” is a big reason why I chose to spend the next four years here. I love being outside and in the mountains wether I am on my bike or not!" Welcome aboard, David!
#LeesMcRae #togetherwewin #Defeet #SkratchLabs #bellbikehelmets #wahoofitness #feedbacksports #IBD #collegiatecycling #mountainbike #BannerElk #TheMountainsCalled
I can not even describe to you how good it feels to eat a “normal” meal! After a week of delicious, yet totally out of the routine, meals, this breakfast is giving me allllllll the life. Plus that cold pressed juice is where it’s at!
🌱This is a great reminder that the path to health and wellness is not fast.🌱There is no magic pill💊 that will make chronic illness all better. •🔋Small positive changes over time can have an immense impact. •I told my doctor I wanted to get aggressive and push my treatment forward. He looked at me and said “you have been aggressive this whole time, not once have you diverted from our course, total healing will take time. Look at how much better you are already!” •Sometimes we are so focused on the end game🔭 we forget to look around and see the progress we have already made. 📈
もう退院したけど検査入院してきました。内視鏡と注腸検査したけどお腹の中にガスが入っててパンパンです。お腹すくんだけど食べれません。ガスが出るまではキツイらしいです。 #IBD #クローン病
Delish gluten free breakfast. (I don’t have celiac, I just feel better on a GF/anti-inflammatory diet)
10 minute Recipe:
1 cup cooked gf oats. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes, dried unsweetened cherries, hemp seeds, a sprinkle of coconut sugar and a drizzle of honey.
Of the days the waistline is glad I’m gluten free.
Such exciting new moves. Can’t even capture them all in a short video. If you want to feel bada$$, do this program! Seriously!
You’ll feel so strong and powerful. It’s unreal. Wouldn’t be able to do these workouts without fueling my body with food.
Things I’ve heard from people they don’t want to eat, because they’ll gain weight, or they eat barely anything , or try fad diets that restrict food groups. 😒 Or if you workout, you can whatever you want to.
Well, you NEED to fuel your body, you need enough food for energy, and from each food group! It is good to have fruit, carbs, healthy fats, and yes, even treat yourself every once in a while. As far as nutrition and fitness. If you want to see results, and not waste your time to just undo what you ate, and actually get somewhere, without still feeling like crap, then you need to change what you’re consuming!
These programs I follow change your thought process and the way you look at food, and it’s very simple!! Not feeling deprived and frustrated! Can still enjoy foods! And you eat 6-7x a day! What!! 🤤🍽 Why wouldn’t you?
Today I’m having an iron infusion- thankfully my haemoglobin levels are nearly back to normal after the blood loss a couple of weeks ago but my iron levels are still very low making me anaemic. The infusion will hopefully help with the fatigue, get me back to normal and ready to go back to work! •
#crohnsdisease #ibd #infliximab #crohnsawareness #crohnsandcolitis
Good things come to those who wait...💭 Literally can’t wait to start feeling better, less ill and more in control of my life. I’m constantly tired and worried but I’m dealing with it and things will get better. Start of a new chapter soon📖
“You don’t look ill” - one of the most annoying and frustrating phrases anyone can say to someone suffering with an invisible illness. Crohn’s disease, along with other diseases is an internal and invisible illness. Some days I’m pale and I have blotchy skin, some days I wear makeup and put on a pretty outfit; some days I look fit and healthy and other days I’m so bloated I look pregnant. Whatever I look like, or wear, or do, I am still ill and in pain, just sometimes I decide to enjoy myself a little bit. Never judge a person by their looks, you never know what they could be really suffering from🤷🏼♀️
Pottered down to Esholt last night with Jordan and Pip☺️🌤🐾👫
Sparkling lemonade, veggie kebabs and a salad to end all salads🥒🌶 loveliest homemade meal with the loveliest man 👫
Our relationship is sponsored by @adidas
Slow, evening walks are my favourite🌥🌳 (Taken at Golden Acre a few days back📸)
Leaves in the sunshine🍃🌤 Sometimes there’s really nothing better than shutting off from the world and going for a walk☺️
Tons of veggies with oil-free, home-made, paprika spiced hummus and a jacket potato! Perfect light meal for a warm evening🌶 I love filling my body with healthy food!!😁
After many requests, I have finally made a YouTube channel! Quite a few people have asked me to create a platform where I can raise awareness for both chronic and mental illnesses, whilst freely discussing how I cope with everything! I haven’t created this to become a famous ‘YouTuber’, I simply just want to make everyone’s ailments easier to talk about! Let’s fight the stigma together💪🏻💜(The link to my first video is in my bio!)x