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Bonjour you lovely bunch. 
Just a little update for you but everything is going really well. ☆
My memories from hospital are really fuzzy,  I think because so much happened in such a short space of time. I've literally slept since I've been home and I feel great. It's probably safe to say at this point, that the insomnia was a direct, psychological  link to Stanley. 
I've very little appetite at this point and I've lost a dress size in a week, don't know actual figures but I'm really trying to eat little and often, as I'm desperate to heel properly and as quickly as possible. 
Having done a little research yesterday, I'm very aware that my operation site is very atypical. My scar is 10 inches long, horizontal from my naval. They've glued most of me together, bar the site Stanley was situated. I had absolutely no idea this would remain an open wound but I like a surprise 😕. I won't lie, the daily repacking is not good but it's over in a few minutes. 
Manoeuvrability is limited, every slight bend or stretch feels like it's ripping my stomach open but it is only day ten! 
The only real niggle is the epidural site. For some reason it's really giving me some grief this time but that too, will pass. All in all I'm doing really well and yet again, have surpassed my expectations of myself. With each surgery that passes (this was number 25) I don't see how it's possible to keep bouncing back from the point of no return but every time,  I do. 💪💪
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#invisableillness #chronicillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #boweldisease #ostomyawareness #ostomyreversal #byebyestanley #osteoarthritis #spondyloarthritis #thyroiddisease #warrior #ibdwarrior #ibd #stillabagladyatheart #strongwomen #willpower #powerofthemind #uniquedisease
Bonjour you lovely bunch. Just a little update for you but everything is going really well. ☆ My memories from hospital are really fuzzy, I think because so much happened in such a short space of time. I've literally slept since I've been home and I feel great. It's probably safe to say at this point, that the insomnia was a direct, psychological link to Stanley. I've very little appetite at this point and I've lost a dress size in a week, don't know actual figures but I'm really trying to eat little and often, as I'm desperate to heel properly and as quickly as possible. Having done a little research yesterday, I'm very aware that my operation site is very atypical. My scar is 10 inches long, horizontal from my naval. They've glued most of me together, bar the site Stanley was situated. I had absolutely no idea this would remain an open wound but I like a surprise 😕. I won't lie, the daily repacking is not good but it's over in a few minutes. Manoeuvrability is limited, every slight bend or stretch feels like it's ripping my stomach open but it is only day ten! The only real niggle is the epidural site. For some reason it's really giving me some grief this time but that too, will pass. All in all I'm doing really well and yet again, have surpassed my expectations of myself. With each surgery that passes (this was number 25) I don't see how it's possible to keep bouncing back from the point of no return but every time, I do. 💪💪 ☆ ☆ #invisableillness  #chronicillness  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #boweldisease  #ostomyawareness  #ostomyreversal  #byebyestanley  #osteoarthritis  #spondyloarthritis  #thyroiddisease  #warrior  #ibdwarrior  #ibd  #stillabagladyatheart  #strongwomen  #willpower  #powerofthemind  #uniquedisease 
In the past, I have met many people that have influenced and made me the person that I am today. I do my best to try and emulate what was passed down onto me and put my heart and soul and my own twist on how to be influential and inspiring to others and I hope that along the way that I’m able to touch others and help change their life. For me, my friends, family and other relationships that I share are the biggest reward to me, more so than any riches in the world. I just pray that there are people who reflect on their life and remember me as an impact onto them from my actions and the choices I have made in my life 💜
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#inspiring #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #caring #caringforothers #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
In the past, I have met many people that have influenced and made me the person that I am today. I do my best to try and emulate what was passed down onto me and put my heart and soul and my own twist on how to be influential and inspiring to others and I hope that along the way that I’m able to touch others and help change their life. For me, my friends, family and other relationships that I share are the biggest reward to me, more so than any riches in the world. I just pray that there are people who reflect on their life and remember me as an impact onto them from my actions and the choices I have made in my life 💜 . #inspiring  #inspiration  #inspirationalquotes  #quoteoftheday  #caring  #caringforothers  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
“I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2007 at the age of 17 after having 4 major surgeries. I then embarked on the drug and steroid journey with varied success, one anaphylactic shock and admissions to many hospitals including one in Beijing, China.
Finally, at the beginning of 2015, I had a sub-total colectomy with end ileostomy, with future plans post family for a panproctocolectomy. I live with my "Pucci" bag and our relationship can be shitty...but I am so grateful for a life without agonising pain. A life that can be lived and enjoyed for all its experiences. 
I am now 28 years old and have achieved a lot in spite of Crohn's. Since my diagnosis, I went to university both here and in Beijing, graduating with a BA in Chinese and Spanish. I was then awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies. 
What next for me? I embarked on an exciting career in Parliament, and have recently been promoted to Chief of Staff!

Crohn’s isn’t a great diagnosis and the treatments can be dreadful, but I am sure that in many ways, it has made me the person I am - strong, determined and very aware of getting the best out of life.

Now that my health is up to it, my Mum and I are taking on a new challenge and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It will be approximately 75 miles and take over 9 days. It won’t be easy and we realise that we’ll have to push ourselves BUT it will be a tremendous achievement for us both.” Laura and Crohn’s and Colitis UK – fighting Inflammatory Bowel Disease together 💜🌍🚶🏼‍♀️💪
“I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2007 at the age of 17 after having 4 major surgeries. I then embarked on the drug and steroid journey with varied success, one anaphylactic shock and admissions to many hospitals including one in Beijing, China. Finally, at the beginning of 2015, I had a sub-total colectomy with end ileostomy, with future plans post family for a panproctocolectomy. I live with my "Pucci" bag and our relationship can be shitty...but I am so grateful for a life without agonising pain. A life that can be lived and enjoyed for all its experiences. I am now 28 years old and have achieved a lot in spite of Crohn's. Since my diagnosis, I went to university both here and in Beijing, graduating with a BA in Chinese and Spanish. I was then awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies. What next for me? I embarked on an exciting career in Parliament, and have recently been promoted to Chief of Staff! Crohn’s isn’t a great diagnosis and the treatments can be dreadful, but I am sure that in many ways, it has made me the person I am - strong, determined and very aware of getting the best out of life. Now that my health is up to it, my Mum and I are taking on a new challenge and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It will be approximately 75 miles and take over 9 days. It won’t be easy and we realise that we’ll have to push ourselves BUT it will be a tremendous achievement for us both.” Laura and Crohn’s and Colitis UK – fighting Inflammatory Bowel Disease together 💜🌍🚶🏼‍♀️💪
**At parents house, in bed, it's late, but I know both of them are still up in living room.* Me: *texts dad* "Want to go riding tomorrow or do something if the weather is good?" Mom: *in other room*
"Who texted you?!?!(This late at night?)" Me: *decides to text mom to screw with them.lol*

Me: *texts mom* "I love you, thanks for everything you do for me." Dad: *in other room, to mom*
"Who texted you!?" Me: *busts up laughing*
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I can't decide which one I like, so I posted them all.
**At parents house, in bed, it's late, but I know both of them are still up in living room.* Me: *texts dad* "Want to go riding tomorrow or do something if the weather is good?" Mom: *in other room* "Who texted you?!?!(This late at night?)" Me: *decides to text mom to screw with them.lol* Me: *texts mom* "I love you, thanks for everything you do for me." Dad: *in other room, to mom* "Who texted you!?" Me: *busts up laughing* ...... I can't decide which one I like, so I posted them all.
Be kind to yourself 💜💤
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Had to take 5 this afternoon and listen to my body. Had a killer headache and felt very low energy, despite not doing a lot today (Bondi for coffee, shopping, cleaning, tarot, painting). I increased my water & hydralyte, chilled out with this guy and did some meditation.
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Feeling brighter now, and grateful I had the time to rest this afternoon. Listening to my body is an awareness I’ve fine-tuned over the years, thanks to IBD.
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Taking time to stop, rest and be kind to yourself so important. It helps you recharge, reinvigorate your soul and rebuild that spoonie energy again.
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What’s your favourite way to re-charge or chill out?
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#ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ostomate #ibd #ibs #uc #ibdlife #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #nocolonstillrollin #ibdwarrior #staystrong #staypositive #ibdlife #spoonie #spooniefam #ostomyawareness #invisibleillness #ibdawareness #autoimmune #gratitude #meditation #meditatedonthesitate #rechargeyoursoul #energy #awareness #girlswithink #birdtattoo #tattooedgirls #sundays #lazysunday
Be kind to yourself 💜💤 • Had to take 5 this afternoon and listen to my body. Had a killer headache and felt very low energy, despite not doing a lot today (Bondi for coffee, shopping, cleaning, tarot, painting). I increased my water & hydralyte, chilled out with this guy and did some meditation. • Feeling brighter now, and grateful I had the time to rest this afternoon. Listening to my body is an awareness I’ve fine-tuned over the years, thanks to IBD. • Taking time to stop, rest and be kind to yourself so important. It helps you recharge, reinvigorate your soul and rebuild that spoonie energy again. • What’s your favourite way to re-charge or chill out? ••• #ostomy  #ileostomy  #ostomyawareness  #ostomate  #ibd  #ibs  #uc  #ibdlife  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsandcolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #ibdwarrior  #staystrong  #staypositive  #ibdlife  #spoonie  #spooniefam  #ostomyawareness  #invisibleillness  #ibdawareness  #autoimmune  #gratitude  #meditation  #meditatedonthesitate  #rechargeyoursoul  #energy  #awareness  #girlswithink  #birdtattoo  #tattooedgirls  #sundays  #lazysunday 
Baby food!! Omg it's so good I'm making it for myself too less the Risone 😆 pumpkin, spinach & cheese ❤️ .
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#selfcare #selflove #crohns #IBD #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #ibdwarrior #food #courage #strength #onedayatatime #livewithguts #invisibleillness #mindfulness #keto #fresh #lowcarb #yum #babyboy #mumlife #love #life #babyfoodideas #babyfoods #homemade #yumbabyfood
Baby food!! Omg it's so good I'm making it for myself too less the Risone 😆 pumpkin, spinach & cheese ❤️ . . . . . #selfcare  #selflove  #crohns  #IBD  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnsdisease  #chronicillness  #autoimmunedisease  #autoimmune  #ibdwarrior  #food  #courage  #strength  #onedayatatime  #livewithguts  #invisibleillness  #mindfulness  #keto  #fresh  #lowcarb  #yum  #babyboy  #mumlife  #love  #life  #babyfoodideas  #babyfoods  #homemade  #yumbabyfood 
Ugh true 😤😂
When you start feeling sleepy all night, don’t try to fight it, just lay down maybe read a book, listen to music, or even watch one of your favorite shows! That’s what I do to help me fall asleep, listening to music at night works for me every time, it’s so relaxing. Always remember this, it’s ok to take a lazy day just to relax and to have some alone time, it really helps a lot when you have a chronic illness. 💜💜💜 #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #ibd #ibdwarrior #ibdfighter #tired #mytiredistired #purpleribbon
Ugh true 😤😂 When you start feeling sleepy all night, don’t try to fight it, just lay down maybe read a book, listen to music, or even watch one of your favorite shows! That’s what I do to help me fall asleep, listening to music at night works for me every time, it’s so relaxing. Always remember this, it’s ok to take a lazy day just to relax and to have some alone time, it really helps a lot when you have a chronic illness. 💜💜💜 #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsdisease  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #ibdfighter  #tired  #mytiredistired  #purpleribbon 
Still working out that toe hook beta on Burning Rubber Necklace. .
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#happyboulders #bishop #rockclimbing #sunsoutgunsout #climbing #bouldering #boulderinglife #goclimb
Feeling like a queen in outfit #2 for the rehearsal dinner with my favorite plus one. Can I get my hair blown out everyday?? #whatbag #ostomyfashion #ostomy #ostomate #ileostomy #stoma #ostomyawareness #chronicillness #invisibleillness #ibd #ibdawareness #ibdadvocate #ibdwarrior #arthritis #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #nocolonstillrollin #babeswithbags #ittakesguts #girlswithguts
Intro to Bhakti Yoga with Yogi Joe. What a sweet gift - he brought us all #mala bracelet kits to our #YTT class. #Amethyst is such a beautiful stone, and I even recently purchased some while in Columbia. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience - though some of us were having issues and not always the most patient!! .:.
#healthstyleemporium #hse #bossbabe #entrepreneur #yoga #namaste #yogisofinstagram #yogajourney #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogagram #yogiswholift #healthandwellness #wellnesscoach #holistic #healthyliving #lehighvalley #fitspo #fitgirl #fitfam #ibdawareness #ibdwarrior #ibsawareness #ibswarrior #chronicillness
Intro to Bhakti Yoga with Yogi Joe. What a sweet gift - he brought us all #mala  bracelet kits to our #YTT  class. #Amethyst  is such a beautiful stone, and I even recently purchased some while in Columbia. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience - though some of us were having issues and not always the most patient!! .:. #healthstyleemporium  #hse  #bossbabe  #entrepreneur  #yoga  #namaste  #yogisofinstagram  #yogajourney  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogainspiration  #yogagram  #yogiswholift  #healthandwellness  #wellnesscoach  #holistic  #healthyliving  #lehighvalley  #fitspo  #fitgirl  #fitfam  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #ibsawareness  #ibswarrior  #chronicillness 
My husband brought this little guy home for me last night. Besides being soft and cuddly, he's provided lots of comic relief when my 2 year old says things like "I'm petting your poop" or "Your poop is so fuzzy!" or "I bring you your poop Mommy" 🤣💩🤣 #uc #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitislife #ibd #poophumor #autoimmunedisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #poopemoji #ucwarrior #ibdwarrior
No better time than the present. ⌛⏰
No better time than the present. ⌛⏰
This isn’t a pretty post but it is my truth. Part of being honest with yourself is owning it & honoring your voice. The truth of having an invisible disease can force you into feeling shame for not looking sick & people not understanding you because you look just fine, extreme exhaustion for the constant flight or fight in your body, feeling embarrassed to share your illness & lastly the hopeless feeling of... will I feel like me again? I just want to be -“normal” again. I don’t share this for pity or sympathy because I’m blessed beyond words for countless things. I share because I pray that my journey through all of its struggles to wellness can perhaps inspire someone who needs courage to take a step. Take that first step whatever that means to you to your health. I have an auto immune disease, ulcerative colitis and am on my 5th remicade infusion and can’t believe how hard it was for me to share this until now. Thank you to all who love, support and believe in me so that I can smile today and not look back. I can look forward and know that everything is going to be alright. Today I thrive ...I no longer just survive. #wellnessjourney #ulcerativecolitissurvivor #takealeapoffaith #remicadeinfusion #beliveinyourself #courage #invisibleillness #mindfulness #ibdwarrior
This isn’t a pretty post but it is my truth. Part of being honest with yourself is owning it & honoring your voice. The truth of having an invisible disease can force you into feeling shame for not looking sick & people not understanding you because you look just fine, extreme exhaustion for the constant flight or fight in your body, feeling embarrassed to share your illness & lastly the hopeless feeling of... will I feel like me again? I just want to be -“normal” again. I don’t share this for pity or sympathy because I’m blessed beyond words for countless things. I share because I pray that my journey through all of its struggles to wellness can perhaps inspire someone who needs courage to take a step. Take that first step whatever that means to you to your health. I have an auto immune disease, ulcerative colitis and am on my 5th remicade infusion and can’t believe how hard it was for me to share this until now. Thank you to all who love, support and believe in me so that I can smile today and not look back. I can look forward and know that everything is going to be alright. Today I thrive ...I no longer just survive. #wellnessjourney  #ulcerativecolitissurvivor  #takealeapoffaith  #remicadeinfusion  #beliveinyourself  #courage  #invisibleillness  #mindfulness  #ibdwarrior 
Amen ✌
It's OK, not to be OK. It's absolutely fine not to cope. It's totally fine to break down and have a good cry. Sometimes, we all need that. We need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves to cope in abhorrent situations. It's fine to deal with things EXACTLY how YOU want 💖💙
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#bekindtoyourself #invisableillness #autoimmunedisease #thyroiddisease #osteoarthritis #spondyloarthritis #liverfailure #boweldisease #ibdwarrior #ibd #dontjugeabookbyitscover #butyoudontlooksick #humira #spoonie #thespoonielifechoseme #operation25 #byebyestanley #eternallygrateful
Amen ✌ It's OK, not to be OK. It's absolutely fine not to cope. It's totally fine to break down and have a good cry. Sometimes, we all need that. We need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves to cope in abhorrent situations. It's fine to deal with things EXACTLY how YOU want 💖💙 ● ● #bekindtoyourself  #invisableillness  #autoimmunedisease  #thyroiddisease  #osteoarthritis  #spondyloarthritis  #liverfailure  #boweldisease  #ibdwarrior  #ibd  #dontjugeabookbyitscover  #butyoudontlooksick  #humira  #spoonie  #thespoonielifechoseme  #operation25  #byebyestanley  #eternallygrateful 
SWEET!!! Glad they made this movie a part of the Criterion Collection! Another tidbit about me is that I love Zombie movies as well 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️ Can’t wait to watch this later 😃
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#nightofthelivingdead #zombies #criterioncollection #bluray #bluraycollection #georgearomero #horrormovies #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife #ostomyawareness
SWEET!!! Glad they made this movie a part of the Criterion Collection! Another tidbit about me is that I love Zombie movies as well 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️ Can’t wait to watch this later 😃 . #nightofthelivingdead  #zombies  #criterioncollection  #bluray  #bluraycollection  #georgearomero  #horrormovies  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife  #ostomyawareness 
I'm in rough shape, finding it hard to stay positive. Down to 88 lbs and, as of yesterday, don't seem to be tolerating solid food anymore without pain that leaves me crying in the bathroom. I'm so fatigued and weak and hungry, I haven't been downstairs from my room yet because it feels like too much work. Can't take the new meds prescribed on Wednesday because I'm still waiting on insurance approval. Just sad. #ucsucks #uc #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitislife #ibd  #autoimmunedisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #ucawareness #ucwarrior #ibdwarrior #ucflare #chronicillness
I'm in rough shape, finding it hard to stay positive. Down to 88 lbs and, as of yesterday, don't seem to be tolerating solid food anymore without pain that leaves me crying in the bathroom. I'm so fatigued and weak and hungry, I haven't been downstairs from my room yet because it feels like too much work. Can't take the new meds prescribed on Wednesday because I'm still waiting on insurance approval. Just sad. #ucsucks  #uc  #ulcerativecolitis  #ulcerativecolitislife  #ibd  #autoimmunedisease  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ucawareness  #ucwarrior  #ibdwarrior  #ucflare  #chronicillness 
Most people would say the person on the left is obviously healthier. But in that picture I was severely malnourished, underweight, and I only had half the amount of blood in my body that a normal person should have. On the right I’m missing my entire large intestine, half my pancreas, parts of my small intestine and stomach but im finally considered  a “normal healthy adult”. Not only that but I FEEL 100 times healthier. Just something to keep in mind. You don’t know what people are going through.  #invisibleillness #ibdawareness #ostomy #ostomate #ibdwarrior #smilethroughthepain #battlewounds
Most people would say the person on the left is obviously healthier. But in that picture I was severely malnourished, underweight, and I only had half the amount of blood in my body that a normal person should have. On the right I’m missing my entire large intestine, half my pancreas, parts of my small intestine and stomach but im finally considered a “normal healthy adult”. Not only that but I FEEL 100 times healthier. Just something to keep in mind. You don’t know what people are going through. #invisibleillness  #ibdawareness  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ibdwarrior  #smilethroughthepain  #battlewounds 
That moment when...
A longtime friend calls you to say she just got diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome after a misdiagnosis + surgery... and was ALSO told to just “eat more fiber” by a gastroenterologist as I was TEN. FUCKING. YEARS. AGO. 
#IBS is currently effecting 10-15% of our population. Most people are silent, because though there is a poop emoji 💩, it’s still a taboo topic. Men and women are sitting at home rather than out giving their unique gifts to the world. They’re suffering, because of a condition that isn’t taken seriously. 
What’s more is that the Mind-Gut Connection is SO REAL. Way more real than I can convey in a FB post. It’s NO COINCIDENCE that personal growth was and continues to be one part of my healing, treatment, and management of this thing. Because we Warriors learn that suffering is a choice, IBS is a blessing in more ways than one, and it doesn’t rule our life. 
If you have someone who’s been vulnerable enough to tell you they have this, please be the person who connects them with the IBS Warrior Community. They’re NOT in this alone. There IS a solution. We WILL rise + reclaim our wellbeing. #Together

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#ibsawareness
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#ibsdiaries 
#ibsdiet 
#ibsrecipe
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#ibddiet 
#ibswarrior 
#ibdwarrior 
#ibsfriendly 
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#ibsfighter
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#lowfodmapdiet 
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That moment when... A longtime friend calls you to say she just got diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome after a misdiagnosis + surgery... and was ALSO told to just “eat more fiber” by a gastroenterologist as I was TEN. FUCKING. YEARS. AGO. #IBS  is currently effecting 10-15% of our population. Most people are silent, because though there is a poop emoji 💩, it’s still a taboo topic. Men and women are sitting at home rather than out giving their unique gifts to the world. They’re suffering, because of a condition that isn’t taken seriously. What’s more is that the Mind-Gut Connection is SO REAL. Way more real than I can convey in a FB post. It’s NO COINCIDENCE that personal growth was and continues to be one part of my healing, treatment, and management of this thing. Because we Warriors learn that suffering is a choice, IBS is a blessing in more ways than one, and it doesn’t rule our life. If you have someone who’s been vulnerable enough to tell you they have this, please be the person who connects them with the IBS Warrior Community. They’re NOT in this alone. There IS a solution. We WILL rise + reclaim our wellbeing. #Together  Tag them below, or share this post in a msg. Mad love, J . . . . . #ibs  #irritablebowel  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #ibd  #irritableboweldisease  #ibsawareness  #ibdawareness  #ibssucks  #ibsdiaries  #ibsdiet  #ibsrecipe  #ibdsucks  #ibddiet  #ibswarrior  #ibdwarrior  #ibsfriendly  #ibdfriendly  #ibsfighter  #ibdfighter  #ibsmoments  #guthealth  #guthealthy  #guthealthiskey  #lowfodmapdiet  #lowfodmapliving  #lowfodmapfriendly 
Bought myself an adult paint by numbers! I normally like to do an adult dot to dot to help relieve any stress as that's what always seems to set my colitis off. Let's see if it turns out like the picture 😂 #paintbynumbers #painting #ibdwarrior #crohnsandcolitis #colitis
Can’t wait to sign up for #WalkIt at Leazes Park, Newcastle for @crohnsandcolitisuk 💜 I’ve suffered with colitis for 3 years now and its a constant struggle. More funding is needed & awareness needs to be raised about not just Colitis but IBD in general #crohnsandcolitisuk #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior
Can’t wait to sign up for #WalkIt  at Leazes Park, Newcastle for @crohnsandcolitisuk 💜 I’ve suffered with colitis for 3 years now and its a constant struggle. More funding is needed & awareness needs to be raised about not just Colitis but IBD in general #crohnsandcolitisuk  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior 
#MyTruth #currentthemesong.....
"All things must pass, I guess.
I didn't know things were supposed to be this way
No one ever told me this before
"It's all right" was all I heard
"It will blow away..."
--Hajimemashite #umphreys .
#thistoowillpass #singit #healingpowerofmusic #Truth #allthingswillpass #ostomy #ostomate #crohnsdisease #crohnslife #livepositive #crohns #netcancer #netcancersurvivor #iamazebra #thinkzebra #movingforward #fuckcancer #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #ostomyawareness #crohnsawareness #notdeadyet #ibdawareness #ileostomy
#MyTruth  #currentthemesong ..... "All things must pass, I guess. I didn't know things were supposed to be this way No one ever told me this before "It's all right" was all I heard "It will blow away..." --Hajimemashite #umphreys  . #thistoowillpass  #singit  #healingpowerofmusic  #Truth  #allthingswillpass  #ostomy  #ostomate  #crohnsdisease  #crohnslife  #livepositive  #crohns  #netcancer  #netcancersurvivor  #iamazebra  #thinkzebra  #movingforward  #fuckcancer  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #ostomyawareness  #crohnsawareness  #notdeadyet  #ibdawareness  #ileostomy 
Got in an early morning elliptical session in before hitting the road for New Hampshire to see some friends. Seems like the body is working again after a week if stomach and back pain. Not jumping in head first again yet but at least getting in some form of working out with my chronic disease. 🏊🚴🏃🏅👊
Got in an early morning elliptical session in before hitting the road for New Hampshire to see some friends. Seems like the body is working again after a week if stomach and back pain. Not jumping in head first again yet but at least getting in some form of working out with my chronic disease. 🏊🚴🏃🏅👊
Gooooood morning. 😁👋🏻 Sour dough bread with mashed avo, mackerel and spinach for brekky this morning. Fishy oils are great anti inflammatorys so I try and eat a lot of fish, I warm them up and they go great with avocado. Sadly no tasty granola bowls as they’re not great for people with UC. 
I’m off into London today, which is tricky as I’ve found eating out really hard but it’s all about finding cafes and restaurants that can cater to your needs. I’ll post any good ones I find on the way!! #antiinflammatorydiet #ibddiet #ulcerativecolitis #ibdwarrior #healthandnutrition #mygoodgut
Gooooood morning. 😁👋🏻 Sour dough bread with mashed avo, mackerel and spinach for brekky this morning. Fishy oils are great anti inflammatorys so I try and eat a lot of fish, I warm them up and they go great with avocado. Sadly no tasty granola bowls as they’re not great for people with UC. I’m off into London today, which is tricky as I’ve found eating out really hard but it’s all about finding cafes and restaurants that can cater to your needs. I’ll post any good ones I find on the way!! #antiinflammatorydiet  #ibddiet  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdwarrior  #healthandnutrition  #mygoodgut 
Happy dat ik na 5 maanden eindelijk weer eens die 10 km heb gepakt!!! Voelt zooo goed 😀🏃💪 #RunningMerino
Happy dat ik na 5 maanden eindelijk weer eens die 10 km heb gepakt!!! Voelt zooo goed 😀🏃💪 #RunningMerino 
Things that don’t bother me, now I have an Ostomy
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Being stuck in traffic! With UC, being in a car would be a major source of anxiety. Not knowing how long a journey would take, or if I’d need to make an emergency stop, would be super stressful.
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Now I have an Ostomy, I can enjoy traffic jams and the views. 😊🌸
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Any other IBDers hate to travel in cars for too long?
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#ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ostomate #ibd #ibs #uc #ibdlife #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #nocolonstillrollin #ibdwarrior #staystrong #staypositive #ibdlife #spoonie #spooniefam #ostomyawareness #invisibleillness #ibdawareness #selfie #autoimmune  #happy #gratitude #harbourbridge #sydneyharbourbridge #traffic #sydney
Things that don’t bother me, now I have an Ostomy • Being stuck in traffic! With UC, being in a car would be a major source of anxiety. Not knowing how long a journey would take, or if I’d need to make an emergency stop, would be super stressful. • Now I have an Ostomy, I can enjoy traffic jams and the views. 😊🌸 • Any other IBDers hate to travel in cars for too long? ••• #ostomy  #ileostomy  #ostomyawareness  #ostomate  #ibd  #ibs  #uc  #ibdlife  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsandcolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #ibdwarrior  #staystrong  #staypositive  #ibdlife  #spoonie  #spooniefam  #ostomyawareness  #invisibleillness  #ibdawareness  #selfie  #autoimmune  #happy  #gratitude  #harbourbridge  #sydneyharbourbridge  #traffic  #sydney 
We’re not here to be perfect, we’re here to practice || I look at this and immediately think, terrible hip levelling, poor shoulder alignment, locked out supporting knee. And then I remember that this is the first time I’ve done dancers pose since my abdominal surgery in November and I was in an amazing place laughing having with friends and the fact I can do even a poorly aligned version is a bloody miracle! .
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Yoga is not about create a perfect pose, it’s about being in your body, accepting where you are, knowing that wherever that may be is perfect and the fact you are moving is often enough of an achievement. On social media we often see the ‘perfect’ aesthetically pleasing pose and it can make us feel insufficient, but the reality for most of us is a) far from that, and b) there is no end point. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else can do. Accept where you are and enjoy the process 🧘🏻‍♀️ #youdontdoyogayoufeelyoga .
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📸 @lifeisjustastorywritten with encouragement from the wonderful @angelpixielove
We’re not here to be perfect, we’re here to practice || I look at this and immediately think, terrible hip levelling, poor shoulder alignment, locked out supporting knee. And then I remember that this is the first time I’ve done dancers pose since my abdominal surgery in November and I was in an amazing place laughing having with friends and the fact I can do even a poorly aligned version is a bloody miracle! . 🌱 Yoga is not about create a perfect pose, it’s about being in your body, accepting where you are, knowing that wherever that may be is perfect and the fact you are moving is often enough of an achievement. On social media we often see the ‘perfect’ aesthetically pleasing pose and it can make us feel insufficient, but the reality for most of us is a) far from that, and b) there is no end point. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else can do. Accept where you are and enjoy the process 🧘🏻‍♀️ #youdontdoyogayoufeelyoga  . . 📸 @lifeisjustastorywritten with encouragement from the wonderful @angelpixielove
I’ve been super swamped with life lately so here’s a picture of a much less stressed, happier me doing what I love to do! I’m currently preparing for a really big work tradeshow event in Las Vegas and the stress of that along with normal life, yoga teacher training, and overall disease management is starting to wear on me. I’m trying SUPER hard to find balance and really hope my healing isn’t reversed after all of this! I know I can do it I just need to remind myself to slow down. And daydream of catching big fish on warm sunny days....*sigh* 🎣☀️
I’ve been super swamped with life lately so here’s a picture of a much less stressed, happier me doing what I love to do! I’m currently preparing for a really big work tradeshow event in Las Vegas and the stress of that along with normal life, yoga teacher training, and overall disease management is starting to wear on me. I’m trying SUPER hard to find balance and really hope my healing isn’t reversed after all of this! I know I can do it I just need to remind myself to slow down. And daydream of catching big fish on warm sunny days....*sigh* 🎣☀️
Putting another notch in the ol’ belt! Come on Sunday I’m ready for you. 😎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #austinmarathon #girlssupportgirls #runningbuddy #running #run #runningmom #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #yogarunner #yogateacher #runnershigh #fitmom #xtremerunnerslife #fitmom #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #fitfam #atx #yogamom #strongmom #runner #healthybody #healthymind #spreadlove #yogi #ibdwarrior
Putting another notch in the ol’ belt! Come on Sunday I’m ready for you. 😎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #austinmarathon  #girlssupportgirls  #runningbuddy  #running  #run  #runningmom  #runnerscommunity  #runnersofinstagram  #yogarunner  #yogateacher  #runnershigh  #fitmom  #xtremerunnerslife  #fitmom  #runnergirl  #runlikeagirl  #fitfam  #atx  #yogamom  #strongmom  #runner  #healthybody  #healthymind  #spreadlove  #yogi  #ibdwarrior 
You know you have Crohn’s when...🏨💉🍭
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Luckily all just routine checks this time!! Praying for good results. •••
#crohnswarrior #letadothis #ibdwarrior #ohgoody #checkuptime #thankgoodnessforhealthinsurance #tinydancer #sofarmyrecordis16atonce #wheresmylollipop #thankfulihaveeasyveins
There’s always a down to an up. But then there’ll be another up after that down. .▪️.
I had a bad breakout of mouth/throat ulcers and had 3 lots of antibiotics to help them heal. Today I finally feel like they are starting to get better. But I had to delay my Humira injection, which is already showing on my creaky bones and joints - it clearly helps my AS more than I realise! But on the plus side not being able to eat much has resulted in a little weight loss and I think that is good for the AS. .▪️.
Life seems to be throwing a lot of shit at my family this past year. To list a few of our crappy problems: my mother-in-law passed away suddenly at age 53; our toddler nephew who is autistic had a nightmare at the hospital and is currently unable to see; my granny has dementia and has been hospitalised; my granda who is 94 is failing; our dog needed 3 operations on her leg; two family dogs died; my sister’s marriage broke up; my other sister basically disowned our family; I got diagnosed with AS and Crohn’s. Believe it or not there are even a couple more dramas I wouldn’t even post about. .▪️.
So tonight I am grateful and proud. I’m grateful for the support we have, and I’m proud that we are getting through it. I think that anyone who didn’t know us, who saw us as a family, would just see a normal couple having fun with their kids. Strangers wouldn’t have a clue what we have been through or what we are going through, we’re holding it together pretty good, and holding each other up very well. That’s our skill for now 💜
There’s always a down to an up. But then there’ll be another up after that down. .▪️. I had a bad breakout of mouth/throat ulcers and had 3 lots of antibiotics to help them heal. Today I finally feel like they are starting to get better. But I had to delay my Humira injection, which is already showing on my creaky bones and joints - it clearly helps my AS more than I realise! But on the plus side not being able to eat much has resulted in a little weight loss and I think that is good for the AS. .▪️. Life seems to be throwing a lot of shit at my family this past year. To list a few of our crappy problems: my mother-in-law passed away suddenly at age 53; our toddler nephew who is autistic had a nightmare at the hospital and is currently unable to see; my granny has dementia and has been hospitalised; my granda who is 94 is failing; our dog needed 3 operations on her leg; two family dogs died; my sister’s marriage broke up; my other sister basically disowned our family; I got diagnosed with AS and Crohn’s. Believe it or not there are even a couple more dramas I wouldn’t even post about. .▪️. So tonight I am grateful and proud. I’m grateful for the support we have, and I’m proud that we are getting through it. I think that anyone who didn’t know us, who saw us as a family, would just see a normal couple having fun with their kids. Strangers wouldn’t have a clue what we have been through or what we are going through, we’re holding it together pretty good, and holding each other up very well. That’s our skill for now 💜
GGG carepackages surely can make a flare up so much better 💜💩😊 we hope you feel better soon @erinmccall4 keep fighting #ibdwarrior #IBDLooksLikeMe #JustIBDThings #GlamorousGutlessGirls #UlcerativeColitis
Ostomy community 💜 @_ellylh
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I am forever inspired by the IBD/Ostomy warriors out there. @_ellylh is a fellow Aussie Ostomate who is sharing her journey and inspiring others with her beautifully written posts and positive attitude. Her story is similar to mine - although she’s been thriving as an Ostomate for longer than me. Here’s a little sketch of her I drew today 💜
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#ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ostomate #ibd #ibs #uc #ibdlife #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #nocolonstillrollin #ibdwarrior #staystrong #staypositive #ibdlife #spoonie #spooniefam #ostomyawareness #invisibleillness #ibdawareness #selfie #autoimmune  #happy #gratitude #hospital #community #inspired #illustration #sketch #pendrawing #drawing #graphicdesigner
Ostomy community 💜 @_ellylh • I am forever inspired by the IBD/Ostomy warriors out there. @_ellylh is a fellow Aussie Ostomate who is sharing her journey and inspiring others with her beautifully written posts and positive attitude. Her story is similar to mine - although she’s been thriving as an Ostomate for longer than me. Here’s a little sketch of her I drew today 💜 ••• #ostomy  #ileostomy  #ostomyawareness  #ostomate  #ibd  #ibs  #uc  #ibdlife  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsandcolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #ibdwarrior  #staystrong  #staypositive  #ibdlife  #spoonie  #spooniefam  #ostomyawareness  #invisibleillness  #ibdawareness  #selfie  #autoimmune  #happy  #gratitude  #hospital  #community  #inspired  #illustration  #sketch  #pendrawing  #drawing  #graphicdesigner 
I’ve always enjoyed this #infograph by @leafly it gives a brief at-a-glance look at what medical cannabinoids help certain medical conditions. @leafly also has information regarding specific strains and their medical benefits. I use their app often to review strain information before picking up meds at the dispensary. Check it out! #ommp #leafly #crohnsdisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #cannabisforcrohns #mmj #mmjadvocate #medicalmarijuana #cannabiscures #cbd #medicalcannabinoidadvocate #ibdwarrior #ibdawareness
I’ve always enjoyed this #infograph  by @leafly it gives a brief at-a-glance look at what medical cannabinoids help certain medical conditions. @leafly also has information regarding specific strains and their medical benefits. I use their app often to review strain information before picking up meds at the dispensary. Check it out! #ommp  #leafly  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #cannabisforcrohns  #mmj  #mmjadvocate  #medicalmarijuana  #cannabiscures  #cbd  #medicalcannabinoidadvocate  #ibdwarrior  #ibdawareness 
The weekend is here. Don't waste a second of it. Go out and plant a tree. 🌱🌳
The weekend is here. Don't waste a second of it. Go out and plant a tree. 🌱🌳
I've got some banana's that are bordering on overripe. Going to pop this in quick before my #YTT tonight and have a yummy treat to come home to! One of the lovely ladies in the #HealthstyleEmporium shared this yummy recipe:
Ingredients:
• 350g bananas
• 50g hunny
• 50g melted coconut oil
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• grated zest of 1/2 orange
• 1 tablespoon of natural vanilla extract
• 4 eggs
• 200g almond meal
• 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
• 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 
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• preheat oven to 375F & line a tray with baking paper
• peel bananas & cut a slice from one (put aside to keep for decoration). put remaining bananas into a large bowl & mash with a fork or masher
• add honey, coconut oil, cinnamon & orange zest to banana mix & mix well. then add the eggs & almond meal. combine with wooden spoon as mixture can get tough • pour the mixture into the prepared tin & top with the flaked & dedicated coconut, then add the remaining slice of banana on top for decoration
• bake for about 50 mins 
#recipe #hse #bossbabe #entrepreneur #yoga #namaste #yogisofinstagram #yogajourney #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogagram #yogiswholift #healthandwellness #wellnesscoach #holistic #healthyliving #lehighvalley #fitspo #fitgirl #fitfam #ibdawareness #ibdwarrior #ibsawareness #ibswarrior #chronicillness #wholefood #vegetarian #carnivore
I've got some banana's that are bordering on overripe. Going to pop this in quick before my #YTT  tonight and have a yummy treat to come home to! One of the lovely ladies in the #HealthstyleEmporium  shared this yummy recipe: Ingredients: • 350g bananas • 50g hunny • 50g melted coconut oil • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • grated zest of 1/2 orange • 1 tablespoon of natural vanilla extract • 4 eggs • 200g almond meal • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut Method: • preheat oven to 375F & line a tray with baking paper • peel bananas & cut a slice from one (put aside to keep for decoration). put remaining bananas into a large bowl & mash with a fork or masher • add honey, coconut oil, cinnamon & orange zest to banana mix & mix well. then add the eggs & almond meal. combine with wooden spoon as mixture can get tough • pour the mixture into the prepared tin & top with the flaked & dedicated coconut, then add the remaining slice of banana on top for decoration • bake for about 50 mins #recipe  #hse  #bossbabe  #entrepreneur  #yoga  #namaste  #yogisofinstagram  #yogajourney  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogainspiration  #yogagram  #yogiswholift  #healthandwellness  #wellnesscoach  #holistic  #healthyliving  #lehighvalley  #fitspo  #fitgirl  #fitfam  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #ibsawareness  #ibswarrior  #chronicillness  #wholefood  #vegetarian  #carnivore 
Soo this started off as Zucchini fritters 😫 not nice... so it's now an old favourite ... Zucchini slice (without flour) 🙌 .
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#crohns #IBD #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #ibdwarrior #food #courage #strength #onedayatatime #livewithguts #invisibleillness #mindfulness #keto #fresh #lowcarb #yum #babyboy #mumlife #zucchini #feelingood #love #realfood #selfcare #selflove
Happy Chinese New Year!
Gong xi fa cai! 🎆🐕
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It's the year of the dog! So, I convinced @danooo166 to try some downward dog partner yoga with me to celebrate. 🕉️ Could use a little bit more grace this coming year 🤷
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#chinesenewyear #gongxifacai #happyfriday #friyay #yoga #goyoga
#partneryoga #acroyoga #partneryoga
I’ve been feeling a bit run down, super fatigued, aching muscles & joints over the last couple of days 😴 ⠀
My dinner tonight which is becoming a bit of a fave of mine was a couple of chicken breast, served with 2 portions of root vegetable mash (coming in at only 200 calories! #VolumeFood) and then a bunch of micros on the side (with lashings of gravy which hasn’t been pictured)🍴⠀
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I’ve been feeling a bit run down, super fatigued, aching muscles & joints over the last couple of days 😴 ⠀ My dinner tonight which is becoming a bit of a fave of mine was a couple of chicken breast, served with 2 portions of root vegetable mash (coming in at only 200 calories! #VolumeFood ) and then a bunch of micros on the side (with lashings of gravy which hasn’t been pictured)🍴⠀ ⠀ All cooked in the oven or microwave. An easy dinner on a Friday night at its finest 😂⠀
This month is all about waiting, waiting for results on blood work, TB tests, chest X-rays, ultrasounds. Sometimes living with invisible illnesses can feel like a game of Russian Roulette and you just hope the next move is the right move. Definitely a waiting game, it’s weird to be excited and scared for the next move. Which is a feeling I am sure so many of you can relate to. Feeling like your body is failing you is a very weird feeling and it’s even harder to swallow the pill when you have to make the decisions on how to proceed. -
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This month is all about waiting, waiting for results on blood work, TB tests, chest X-rays, ultrasounds. Sometimes living with invisible illnesses can feel like a game of Russian Roulette and you just hope the next move is the right move. Definitely a waiting game, it’s weird to be excited and scared for the next move. Which is a feeling I am sure so many of you can relate to. Feeling like your body is failing you is a very weird feeling and it’s even harder to swallow the pill when you have to make the decisions on how to proceed. - - - - - #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #invisiblediseases  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #scruff  #beardsofinstagram  #beard  #beardgang 
Always find time for the things that make you feel alive!! The reason I workout 6 days per week is to be able to do these things for decades to come.  My current health battles make things more challenging but that just sweetens the reward.⠀
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#colitis #ibdwarrior #starkeywildernesspark #fitafter40 #zillafitness#crohns #backpacking #camping #lovethebackcountry #hammockcamping
Getting ready for a weekend full of awesome fights, with some heavybag training! 👊 
@bulletvalentina
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#bulletchallenge #muaythai #mma #fighting #kickboxing #ufc #gohardorgohome #kombat #adidas #everlast #mancave #friday #workout #letsdothis
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#ibdwarrior #ulcerativecolitis #ilestomy #ostomy #ostomate #nocolonstillrollin #ibd #coloplast #newlife #nevergiveup #youcantstopme #comebackstronger
Adversity makes us incredibly strong. A force to reckoned with. 💪👍👊
Adversity makes us incredibly strong. A force to reckoned with. 💪👍👊
Train bound to NYC in the next step to helping others in their Crohn’s/Colitis healing journey. Stay tuned for some new video content #crohnscolitislifestyle #helpingothersheal #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #crohnscolitiscoach #ibd #ibdwarriors #ibdwarrior
RISE + RECLAIM. The thing about health is that it’s more in your control than you may believe. But if you want to feel that of empowerment, then you have to get OUT of blame and ask yourself REAL questions... what are my beliefs about my health? What do I think is possible? How am I thinking and acting in response to stimuli? What ARE my patterns of behavior? And... is all of this helping me? Or disempowering me? When you stop blaming the person, the event, the past you start to SEE THE TRUTH of what you CAN BE, DO, or HAVE... and not from a place of overwhelm or worry or concern, but a place of... I am a freaking badass. I CAN. I WILL. I MUST. .
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RISE + RECLAIM. The thing about health is that it’s more in your control than you may believe. But if you want to feel that of empowerment, then you have to get OUT of blame and ask yourself REAL questions... what are my beliefs about my health? What do I think is possible? How am I thinking and acting in response to stimuli? What ARE my patterns of behavior? And... is all of this helping me? Or disempowering me? When you stop blaming the person, the event, the past you start to SEE THE TRUTH of what you CAN BE, DO, or HAVE... and not from a place of overwhelm or worry or concern, but a place of... I am a freaking badass. I CAN. I WILL. I MUST. . . . . . #ibs  #irritablebowel  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #ibd  #irritableboweldisease  #ibsawareness  #ibdawareness  #ibssucks  #ibsdiaries  #ibsdiet  #ibsrecipe  #ibdsucks  #ibddiet  #ibswarrior  #ibdwarrior  #ibsfriendly  #ibdfriendly  #ibsfighter  #ibdfighter  #ibsmoments  #guthealth  #guthealthy  #guthealthiskey  #lowfodmapdiet  #lowfodmapliving  #lowfodmapfriendly 
Open wound dressing change setup, been having this done everyday for the past 7 months be so glad when this ends and my skin can breathe! #openwound #mucousfistula #postopcomplications #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #ibdwarrior #irritatedskin #ibd