FORKS OVER KNIVES
Watch the movie “Forks over Knives.” I am watching it for the first time today. Two years ago, I implemented this type of diet in my life. Gradually and I have healed. I wrote my thesis on the topics in this movie. Treating the person and healing disease rather than solving symptoms. Food is fuel for body regeneration. Medicine is not a permanent solution. I cannot say enough for...
2012: Touch my Toes
I’ve never been able to touch my toes. I want to touch my toes.
2012 Will Be No Different
“My whole life has been spent fighting a struggle to get out of poverty and be successful. Some days it seems like I will never make it. It’s lonely and it’s hard and every time life deals me a set-back, I want to scream and cry and break things. But I grin and bare it, like I always have, day in and day out. I fight for my dreams and try to stay classy.” 2012 Will Be No Different.
Ain't Settlin' →
I ain’t settling for just getting by I’ve had enough so so for the rest of my life Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high Just enough ain’t enough this time I ain’t settling for anything less than everything
"How do you know, have you ever tried?"
Doc: Hi, so you just moved here, tell me about your Crohn's Disease.
Me: Well I was diagnosed in 2000 ... I've been on Remicade for seven years.
Doc: Seven years?! When was your last break?
Me: I've never been off meds.
Doc: That's not good. We gotta change that.
Me: But I'll flare worse, I have to take meds. I'll get sick.
Doc: You're supposed to cycle off, every 3 years for six months. 5 years max. Cancer risk is too high.
Me: What if I flare?
Doc: Then you flare and we'll put you on a different medicine.
Me: This is stupid. I am gonna flare.
Doc: How do you know, have you ever tried? No, you don't know, you've been on Remicade for seven years. You know what's stupid, taking meds when you don't need them, meds that cause cancer.
Me: Umm.... so you're not writing me a script.
That scared me and changed everything.
Sarah Reinertsen this is the pic that totally changed my perception of what I can and cannot do My thoughts: “Woah, she only has one leg. I have two and they work. Wow, she ran a marathon. No I can’t run a marathon, probably not even a mile. But I can try to run for a little bit, at least a tiny bit, maybe I can run half a mile. What if I have to poop while I’m running?...
wow, so much hate
Dear Upset Crohnie’s and Their Aggressive Defender’s, Yea, I know chronic illnesses are on a spectrum; that’s why I said “try” not “do.” Crohn’s disables everyone that has Crohn’s. It disables their ability to process nutrition, etc. A “handicap” is the inability to “accomplish something.” Example: wheelchair ramps remove the handicap of getting into a building, doesn’t remove someone’s...
my worst fear gets me out of bed in the morning
To all those people that said “Good for you, you can do shit.” ”Aren’t you special?!” “You only posted this because you want a pat on the back for being successful.” Don’t worry. I’ll flare. I’ll always do. I’ll probably shit my pants in public. I’ll still randomly puke. I’ll take pain meds and not being able to eat....
clarifications: lazy, pain killers, etc.
Pain killers do not equal lazy. I never said that. I was referencing things like refusing to pick up clothes that you take off because you have Crohn’s and cannot operate a laundry machine. Not doing basic life chores - perpetually. Yeah, have a sick week, have a sick month, have a sick year but don’t let your whole life be sick. Resting does not equal lazy. Lazy is never trying to do...
My ass exploded a month into my first semester of college. My roommates drove me to the ER and I got prepped for surgery. Five days later, I emerged from the morphine cloud, left the hospital and went back to the dorm. After a couple days of me refusing to do anything (except stay in bed) or go anywhere, this girl, Karla, who I barely knew, knocked on my door and came into my room. She asked me...
Anonymous asked: Stop thinking you're better than everyone because you were able to get through everything with crohn's and have a successful life. I completely agree with many of your points, I do, but there are some people who literally can't get through college and just live. I don't know about you, but having back to back to back surgeries and not being ALLOWED to do anything but be in the...
You have Crohn's Disease. You are not dead.
Crohn’s patients, Stop handicapping yourself. Yea, we have a “disabling condition.” Doesn’t mean we’re handicapped. Stop disparaging and CARPE DIEM. Disability vs. Handicap: A disability is an inability to execute some class of movements that typical unimpaired humans are able to execute. A handicap is an inability to accomplish something one might want to do, that...
yes, frickin' yes!!
oh my gosh, we are getting a decent grocery store, finally. I kinda live in the middle of nowhere. I grew up in a big city and this town has no good grocery stores. And it’s not gonna be one of those awful yuppy “I want expensive cheese and an olive bar” type “whole food” stores. This could really help me with the “no-dairy, no meat, no wheat” diet that...
I was just about to binge and then.....
as I was walking through my living room to the kitchen, I realized that I hadn’t checked the mail and…. my new work shoes came today…. I was so excited, I ripped open the box and immediately tried them on, which reminded me that I want to look fabulous and not fat. crappy pic but finally comfortable dress shoes that don’t make me look like I am headed to a quilting...
36954) I can't even watch TV anymore because the...
help me choose a calorie tracker
Which is better “my fitness pal” or “lose it?”
workout more, eat less
I have decided that I am not losing weight because I am not working out enough (even though I am working out more than I ever have in my entire life) and I am eating too much. For once I started this mess before the New Year and have spent the last two weeks in muscle soreness and food anxiety hell. So for New Years I can actually kick it up a notch and lose weight. LOSE WEIGHT. LOSE WEIGHT. ...