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Sweet potato and chick pea home made Thai red curry 😍 tasted delish! I tend to make all my sauces from scratch as shop bought ones can have so much salt, sugar and other rubbish in and it is much better for your body, and the taste, to make it from scratch. I have resorted to using a food processor for chopping pretty much everything at the moment (unless they need to be bigger chunks) saving me time and energy, which means it's so much easier to make home made food! #itsacrohnslife #sweetpotato #chickpeas #thairedcurry #vegan #vegetarian #veggie #whatveganseat #plantbased #healingjourney #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

Trying to continue on living a normal life, even though you no longer feel normal is a very hard pill to swallow. Also trying to help people understand that this illness does much more then just what it says on Google.
I made this page a few months ago for awareness and how my everyday life with Crohns is.
It's now turned into my own sort of therapy.

Feel free to pop over and give it a like.
https://www.facebook.com/itsacrohnslife/
My inbox is always open.
The blog is very raw and real, I don't have a filter so yes there is a lot of swearing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #crohnsdisease #crohnsblog #itsacrohnslife #realandraw

I know u all have seen post that I have been working out a bit and getting to a healthier me well it's time to change my diet as well. It's not that I always eat unhealthy but I do tend to over do it on the condiments and empty calories, not to mention I like to eat and eat more then a normal portion size. When I am sick in a flare I am unable to eat & if I do eat it, I can't keep it down. So when I can eat I do & I eat as much and whatever I want. It's the little things. Something I enjoy more then I should. Trying to condition myself back to a healthy eating habit. Also learning what my body will b ok with! With crohns, a healthy diet isn't exactly healthy for u! Here's to new ventures! 🍸#cheers #crohnie #crohnswarrior #spoonie #chrinicallyawesome #chronicallyill #itsacrohnslife #livelifebeautiful #healthyme

Listening to music to relax. I've been dealing with a lot of stress lately and I'm just trying to maintain a positive attitude and not drown xp if anyone likes rock or rockish type music I highly recommend this song/band. I just recently started listening and I love them so far β™₯. #itsacrohnslife #crohnsdisease #crohns #IBD #autoimmunedisease #stressed #justkeepswimming #ourlastnight #scaredofchange #music

Snacking 😍 I like to have some convenient snacks around. This has vegan ingredients (although the factory handles every allegen so there's a warning for that) and was yummy πŸ˜‹ #itsacrohnslife #graze #snacking #convenient #snacktime #chronicpain #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife

70 degrees in Ohio so what do u do? Well I wished the black widow and went for a run! How's ur day going? #christmasandtanktops #livelifebeautiful #healthierme #itsacrohnslife #chronicallyill #chrinicallyawesome #spoonie #crohnie #youbetterworkbitch

Friday feels... I need me some of this chocolate in my life right about now especially as today is a mandatory bed day... I tried this one at vegfest a few weeks ago and can't believe I didn't buy any! πŸ™ˆ vegan chocolate made with ethically sourced natural ingredients 😍 #itsacrohnslife #getinmybelly #needmesome #ethicoco #soyfree #vegan #ethicallysourced #crohns #crohnsdisease #eatforhealth #eatforhappiness #healingjourney #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #crohnswarrior #chronicwarrior

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I may be gone a while πŸ˜‚ literally spent all day curled up in bed (or shuffling to the bathroom) I did manage to listen to some training for work I'm doing and watch an x men movie before needing darkness and quiet again. Then again managed to go downstairs for 15 minutes this evening before I got into a hot bath and then back into bed. Sometimes I mentally detach myself from my body so I can have a go at it and then mentally try and get on with things I need to be doing. Literally the smallest things can trigger a flare at the moment and it's those days that can feel like a massive fail. But it's not you, it's your body, sometimes we don't have control, we have to ride the wave and do what we can to carry on πŸ’ͺ🏼 night all #itsacrohnslife #funny #gottolaughatyourself #dramatic #asshole #pickyourselfup #letitbe #carryon #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #thyroidproblems #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #bedtime

Friday feels... I need me some of this chocolate in my life right about now especially as today is a mandatory bed day... I tried this one at vegfest a few weeks ago and can't believe I didn't buy any! πŸ™ˆ vegan chocolate made with ethically sourced natural ingredients 😍 #itsacrohnslife #getinmybelly #needmesome #ethicoco #soyfree #vegan #ethicallysourced #crohns #crohnsdisease #eatforhealth #eatforhappiness #healingjourney #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #crohnswarrior #chronicwarrior

When the brain fog kicks in half way through a sentence πŸ˜‚ but anyway, we are all amazing! None of us fit into or need to fit into a little perfect societal box. We all compare what we think are the worst bits of ourselves to the best bits of people's social media accounts and need to remember this is the case. Even though many chronic illnesses are considered invisible illnesses there are lots of ways we can see that they affect our bodies and our minds, and that's before the dramatic changes and symptoms that can often occur. What makes you beautiful is your strength and a good heart (metaphorically speaking) and I'm pretty sure all the spoonies on here have both of those! ❀️ #itsacrohnslife #funny #brainfog #itsarealthing #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #notsoinvisible #spoonie #spoonielife

Pre drive snack. Just 2 real ingredients- cashews and dates, no added nasties and is gluten, wheat and dairy free. Convenient real food is handy to have around the house when you don't have enough spoons to think about what to eat, let alone make it! #itsacrohnslife #nakd #nakdbars #snack #snacktime #convenience #realingredients #simples #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #spoonie #spoonielife #healingjourney #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #crohnswarrior #chronicwarrior

Sweet potato and chick pea home made Thai red curry 😍 tasted delish! I tend to make all my sauces from scratch as shop bought ones can have so much salt, sugar and other rubbish in and it is much better for your body, and the taste, to make it from scratch. I have resorted to using a food processor for chopping pretty much everything at the moment (unless they need to be bigger chunks) saving me time and energy, which means it's so much easier to make home made food! #itsacrohnslife #sweetpotato #chickpeas #thairedcurry #vegan #vegetarian #veggie #whatveganseat #plantbased #healingjourney #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

What did people do before google... πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€”πŸ˜‚ so many conversations have the phrase 'hang on let me google that'! I guess it's good that we have access to unending knowledge but there is also a lot of rubbish so you have to learn to tell the difference between the two. Searching for symptoms can be bad as you can end up diagnosing yourself with the worst possible things but actually if you do the right research it is one way of becoming your best advocate. I diagnosed myself with 2 of my chronic conditions before the doctors even mentioned them, I didn't suggest them so as not to sound like a hypochondriac, but was asked both times by my doctors why I wasn't shocked by my diagnosis- because I already knew. I live in this body, I used a combination of the internet and my common sense and experience of living with these diseases and I will continue to do so to ensure I'm getting the best possible treatment, whether it's coming from my doctors or not! #itsacrohnslife #beinganadult #funny #spoonielife #beyourownadvocate #doyourresearch #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #healingjourney

I've been trying out these @optibac probiotics πŸ’ͺ🏼 not all probiotics are created equally so do your research before you buy, but they can be great for anyone with even slight gut problems, which also means anyone with any condition really as a lot of illnesses start in the gut with something going wrong triggering responses all around the body. We need healthy gut bacteria to be well in any way so probiotics is a great thing to look in to and I'm hoping they can help in my quest for a healthier body and mind, here's hoping 🀞🏼 #itsacrohnslife #probiotics #vegan #healthygut #chronicpain #chronicillness #healingjourney #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #crohns #crohnsdisease #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife

Sunday dinner, joining in while everyone has a roast with the veggies and a Mexican bean burger and vegetable gravy 🌱 #itsacrohnslife #mexicanbeanburger #beanburger #roast #sundaydinner #veggie #vegan #whatveganseat #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

This was so true during steroid treatment plans πŸ˜‚ if I could actually get to sleep! Im not on a specific treatment at the moment, I completely changed my diet and lifestyle so that I'm less stressed in general, as stress is one of the (many) things that can affect Crohn's although there is always something else that causes stress and triggers flares no matter how hard you try to remain positive and keep stress out of your life, and that's normal, it's so hard to control a defective body. I seem to have less flares after a combination of drugs, natural treatments and lots of research and changes. Some night times are still bad but some are ok at the moment, I still wake up a lot but am actually managing to get to sleep at the moment, although never feel like I've had a good sleep, but some is better than none and is an improvement! I've been doing some yoga and some mindfulness and trying lots of different natural treatments for pain, all of which I think have helped on the quest for a little more sleep! I found this saying particularly funny as I looked after my nephew over night this week and this was exactly him ALL night and yet I didn't feel any more tired than normal in the morning πŸ˜‚ #itsacrohnslife #sleeplikeababy #sleep #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #thyroidproblems #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

Throwback to seeing Beauty and the Beast in London with the girls a couple of weeks ago. Great friends help us through life. Make sure you enjoy your friends when you can and take lots of photos- looking back today I don't have a clue how I had enough energy to do that day but it sure makes me smile πŸ™‚ #itsacrohnslife #girls #squad #unigirls #friendsforlife #sunglasses #enjoylife #dowhatyoucan #memories #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #livingwithcrohns #spoonie #spooniestrong #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

Snacking 😍 I like to have some convenient snacks around. This has vegan ingredients (although the factory handles every allegen so there's a warning for that) and was yummy πŸ˜‹ #itsacrohnslife #graze #snacking #convenient #snacktime #chronicpain #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife

When it is just one of those days... celebration weekends can really take it out of spoonies! I don't think I ever left the house, except for a couple of little dog walks, but just had lots of people here I had to get dressed for and try to be chatty with and actually I was feeling worse than I have for a while in general so had to make an extra effort... and paying for it now πŸ™ˆ my acupuncturist is going to have a field day tomorrow πŸ˜‚ literally don't think I can do anything today due to a multitude of symptoms you'll all know lots about so will try to make the best out of a bad situation and put some nice movies on (just hoping I don't develop a migraine that seems to be lingering as then it will just be a day in the dark...) I hope you all didn't overdo it and managed to have a lovely weekend πŸ’œ take time to do what your body needs and remember it's not a failure, it's a necessity #itsacrohnslife #pjs #movies #cookies #flaring #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #cfs #me #crohns #crohnsdisease #fibromyalgia #thyroidproblems #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife #crohnswarrior #chronicwarrior #vegan

Comfy is best and if it helps you to be active all the better!
@Regrann from @itsacrohnslife - True story πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I love work out clothes! Sometimes I just wear them because they are comfy and because it will trick me into being slightly more active πŸ˜‚ I am gradually finding ways to get back into exercise as doing the right amount for you can make such a difference to your health and wellbeing. Not doing any is bad and doing too much is bad for spoonies, so we've got to work on finding that balance πŸ’ͺ🏼 #itsacrohnslife #workoutclothes #funny #spoonielife #spooniefeels #exercise #workout #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgia #thyroidproblems #healingjourney #spoonie #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #Tiffieldtwins2 #regrann #billy2 #ileostomy #barbiebutt #crohns #stoma #panprotocolectomy #barbiebutt

My before and after cooking mushroom and nut welly boot 😝 I'm still learning how to do pastry πŸ™ˆ I've already posted this on my personal page @mtcallaway but wanted to post it on here too as I feel great after my plant based dinner 🌱 I used an electric blender thing to chop all the veg so it really wasn't much effort! Plus I've got leftovers! #itsacrohnslife #dinner #plantbased #mushroomwellington #wellington #mushrooms #nuts #chestnuts #veggies #veggie #vegan #whatveganseat #eatforhealth #eatforhappiness #healingjourney #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniestrong #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior

Happy Easter weekend everyone from Rabbit and I 😊 we'll both be enjoying our vegetables this weekend 🌱 P.S. bunnies are not just for Easter if anyone is thinking about spontaneously getting one! #itsacrohnslife #easter #happyeaster #rabbit #bunny #rabbitsofinstagram #rabbitsarenoteastergifts #veggie #vegetables #plantbaseddiets #healingjourney

I think I'm an occasional rice cake convert. I always laugh at the memes- 'rice cakes have no business calling themselves cake!' Buuutttt I think they are alright 😝 here is one with hummus and cucumber and a bit of pepper. Rice cakes usually contain a bit of fibre and are low in fat and calories but are not very nutrient dense so they aren't really a 'health food' but can be good as a base for a snack if you make sure you are topping with something nutritious to help your body. Also check the labels on your rice cakes to make sure they don't have any additional nasties that aren't needed and I would always choose Organic. Rice cakes have quite a high glycemic index so watch out as could spike blood sugar levels if you eat too many and then actually cause you to be more hungry! πŸ™ˆ and check the salt content! but a couple can make a good convenient snack if you have good toppings such as hummus or peanut butter and sometimes convenience is really important for spoonies #itsacrohnslife #ricecakes #hummus #cucumber #vegan #whatveganseat #eatforhealth #eatforhappiness #healingjourney #nutrition #snacking #checkthelabel #convenient #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #thyroidproblems #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife

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