Amy’s amazing health story

I was catching up with my YouTube subscriptions and I spotted a really helpful video that I thought I would share, in case anyone finds it interesting.

Amy was told when she was 16 that, due to osteoporosis, she would likely need a wheelchair full-time by the time she was 25. Last year, when she was 19, she decided to become vegan, and after only a few months, she was able to go back to work, where previously she had been off work sick. Also, when she saw doctors about 6 months ago, they said she wouldn’t need a wheelchair until she was at least 60.

I’m so pleased for her! Being told such devastating news at a young age must have been so hard, but it’s great that through changing her diet to vegan, she’s managed to improve her health and her life so much!

I’m not here to try and convert anyone, I just wanted to share in case this was useful, plus with all of the doom and gloom in the news, it’s nice to see a happy story ย ๐Ÿ™‚


Day 2 on the new regime

So, I got weighed yesterday morning and I’d lost 1lb from the week before, which was sh-a-mayzing considering I’d eaten my own weight in doughnuts and cakes at the weekend… :S

Someone brought “I went on holiday and all you got were these sweets” sweets into the office, and I was brave and managed to swerve them. Luckily they were further up the office than my desk, but I’m dreading the time someone brings in goodies and puts them on the tamber unit you have to pass to go to the toilet or kitchen. Tough times ahead, me hearties ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I hope all of you who are also trying to be healthy are doing okay ๐Ÿ™‚

Goodbye sugar, goodbye!

I have decided that as part of my healthy eating, and the ‘lose 3 stones in 9 months’ campaign trail that I’ve set myself on, that I’m going to stop having unnecessary sugar in my diet. I suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and sugar has never agreed with me. I had been eating healthily over the last two weeks, and I felt great, so I really felt like I’d turned a corner. But then some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and some other cakes made their way into the house (totally not my fault – honest!), and I honestly couldn’t tell you how many I ate. What I can tell you though, is how wretched I feel from the sugar rush and how I feel like someone has been using my kidneys as a football. I really won’t miss this feeling, and I used to put myself through this all the time, by eating healthy, then eating crap food, and so on, and so on, like some really rubbish rollercoaster I couldn’t get off.

But now, I want off the rollercoaster because I’ve had a tasty of ‘healthy’ and I like it. It certainly tastes better than a quick hit of chocolate, which then gives me a quick hit of feeling poop for ages.

So yes, goodbye to the sugar for me. Hurrah!

Tomorrow is weigh-in day, but I’m not hopeful after this weekend’s debauchery!