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CBS News v. IBD

I have to post because I’m outraged. CBS News posted a clip/ video/ segment whatever on a woman who has been turned in by a lady because a female jogger has been seen pooping in her yard / the neighborhood once a week for over a month. Now yes, I agree this is gross. The lady apologized once and I’m sure was embarrassed when she was caught doing it but the comments on the Facebook post have me upset.

People were telling her to wear a diaper, stay inside, they would kick her ass if they saw her do it. You don’t know her. Yes, she could be doing it on purpose. But I feel like if she was doing it intentionally 1. You would know the lady 2. She probably wouldn’t be doing it in daylight where she’s seen.

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was young and I cannot count the times my mother has had to ask me if she needed to pull the car over because she wasn’t sure if I would make it home. Granted we lived in the middle of the country and it was a decent drive home from the grocery store. I never took her up on the offer, but still..

I have found that a healthy diet and lots of exercise will keep my Crohn’s at bay and I fully support anyone, whether they have an illness or not, to make healthy lifestyle choices. Yes, urinating and deficating in public is a crime, but who is to say it was intentional? For you to want to beat someone up for something they could possibly not control is horrible. If this lady was to have IBD or something along the lines, she is going through enough to not deal with your comments.

Rant over.

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I am in the mood to write. And what better thing to write about it is how my life is in shambles and I am putting Elmer’s Glue on everything trying to prevent pieces from falling off.

My husband and I are on the rocks. He got physical and hit a wall, kicked a baby gate and talked about suicide. He stated about a week ago he thinks he might need to see a doctor to talk about the possibility of having bi-polar disorder. He smokes weed to cope and relax but I think he is realizing he might need something more. We are waiting for his insurance to go through and then we hope to get him in. The fight was over money. He was mad that he was the only one looking for a second job for income and I told him I had a second job and I am the full time day care for our son. The part that upset me the most was that he worked 15 hours the past week while I worked overtime and he had the nerve to ask me to get a third job. Needless to say, we have not been the same. 

I have been bad. My trainer got fired from the gym and they have fucked me over by not scheduling me because the don’t have room to train me and then when they did schedule me, my new trainer forgot and double booked so she left to train her other client and left me hanging.  I have been so beat I have not meal prepped and I am eating out. My husband is so upset about money, I haven’t really been allowed to go shopping so I have to wait until Wednesday to go get food. That is when he gets paid. I have plans for chicken tacos, healthy pancakes made with bananas, and some other things. I can’t wait to start feeding myself properly again. 

I have been walking the dog and the baby a bunch. 10 miles last week. I hope to keep up the walking this week but there is a lot of rain projected in the forecast this week. We will see. Today we did just shy of 4 miles and it was 88 degrees out. I plan to hit the gym tonight to work on legs. I haven’t really worked out in a two weeks. So lazy. Not happy with my choices in this so I am changing that today. 

I don’t post on Tumblr much anymore but my phone gets message updates if you want to chat, talk about crohns, fitness, healthy eating, parenting or whatever. If you care to follow my fitness journey more, you can follow me on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/t.feiling/

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It has been a while since I have been on tumblr, I recently got an Instagram and have spent a lot of my time on there posting what I eat, gym progress and pictures of my little one. You can follow me if you like at t.feiling. :)

Anyways, I am here to give a progress report on how my life has been. It is currently 9:40 here and I cannot sleep. Plus my phone is dead so I am laying in bed typing away next to my sleepy husband. 

I have worked so hard to better my eating. I have cut out a good portion of my processed food intake and have tried new foods. Many of which I have grown to love and eat weekly, such as fresh broccoli and sweet potatoes. YUM! I track my food with a small notebook and weigh out everything to get the most accurate calorie count. I strive to eat 1,300 to 1,500 calories in a day. These numbers are based on me still trying to lose some of the weight I gained when I was pregnant with Paxton. I don’t always reach my goal, and by that I mean I am typically under by a couple hundred but it is hard to get enough calories when you eat primarily fruits and veggies. I think I have lost four pounds in the last week. Go me!

I fell off the gym wagon last week but have got back on track. I was kind of “being a woman” and that has only happened once in the last eight months so it was extra awful. The bittersweet of having Mirena; you rarely get your period but when you do it might feel like you’re dying. BUT back to the gym topic. I used to hate cardio but I am trying to embrace it. I have been jogging with the dog when possible (it has gotten to 100 degrees here almost every day in the last week and a half), and doing HIIT workouts in the gym. Four days is roughly how many times I get to the gym a week but I strive for five or six. It is hard working an overnight job, watching an infant and not having day care. But I make it work the best I can. 

This is embarrassing but I bite my nails. I have since I was a little girl. Something clicked last week and I have not been biting them and I have whites on each of them. Feeling so great with my accomplishments, I went out and got nail polish and painted them today. There is a picture on my instagram if you’re curious as to the colors. It’s kind of pretty. I think the last time they were painted was two years ago when I got married because 1. it’s so expensive and 2. I have been so discouraged with the length I have just ignored them. But here is to my success with growing them out!

My crohns has been steady and has not caused me problems due to my strict diet and exercise. I have stated some of those things already but if you’re interested more on what I eat and do to stay on the track of losing weight, gaining muscle and staying in remission, follow my instagram or message me.

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So I’m working on a lot of things regarding my health and happiness right now so I think I’m going to bullet point each topic and go into a little bit of detail.

✓ EAT HEALTHY​. My Crohn’s has been bad because I went on vacation and indulged in food I don’t get at home. I’ve cut down on processed food, take out, and sweets. In addition, I’ve cut out soda. Since day one of making these changes I’ve felt a lot better!
✓ HITTING THE GYM. Just before my trip and during my trip to Texas, I slacked on the gym. My first day back rendered my muscles almost useless from being so sore. I plan to get back on track starting tomorrow morning after work (I’m currently on my 12hr overnight shift and don’t get off until 6am, so I plan to go then.)
✓ IMPROVING MY MARRIAGE. I have been working on being a better listener to my husband, not controlling our money as much as I was, doing more and not expecting immediate reciprocation (like a back or foot massage).

In addition, some of my goals to start working towards in full force is: losing the post pregnancy weight, toning, being more happy, and getting stronger.

For more frequent updates see my Instagram
Instagram- t.feiling

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“Day One of being a vegetarian - Success”

- I went on vacation and ate terrible. My crohns got out of have and thus I felt awful. Cleansing with lots of fruits, veggies and gym time. I am already feeling a bit better.
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I work in an assisted living facility, the same one for the past three years. I had a baby six months ago and the residents I care for still make comments like, “looks like you’re expecting,” and “how far along are you?”. I have worked hard to get where I am since I had my son. I work out several days a week and eat decent. I have lost some weight but I have gained tons of muscle. I know I don’t look like I did before I had my child, but the comments are discouraging. Sigh.
Update: I’ve lost an inch off my thighs, an inch off my waist, gained circumstance on my biceps and dropped a few pounds on the scale in the last six weeks. I now leg press 350 pounds, deadlift 130, and so much more. The comments I hear at my job do not reflect the milestones I have surpassed.

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“I am officially on Instagram”
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I have been so good at eating and was working out more than half the days of the week. Yesterday I made pancakes with chocolate chips but today I am back on track. I spoke with my husband about 1 cheat meal every other Saturday.

I bought myself some BCAA powder that will be delivered in two days that I can’t wait to try. I’ve never had it before but everything that I’m reading leads me to believe that it will be beneficial on how I am eating and lifting.

I get off at 6am tomorrow and will be back on track with bright and early workouts. Can’t wait!

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