My Diet for Chronic Illness

Eating healthy is vital for chronic illness and autoimmune disease, but it can be really confusing to know what to eat. There are so many conflicting ideas and myths about healthy eating for chronic conditions. I have ankylosing spondylitis, which is an arthritic and autoimmune condition (two birds with one stone!). There are a lotContinue reading “My Diet for Chronic Illness”

The Actions that Helped me to Lose Weight and Better Manage my Chronic Condition

In a series of previous posts, I wrote about how I used 4 questions to prioritise and achieve health goals, in light of my chronic condition, ankylosing spondylitis. As a result of that journey, I made a number of behavioural and lifestyle changes that helped me to lose weight, in order to ease my chronicContinue reading “The Actions that Helped me to Lose Weight and Better Manage my Chronic Condition”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 4/4)

Here I am, at the final question that helped me to gain the healthy life I needed after my chronic illness diagnosis. For those who have not read my previous posts, I am reflecting on the 4 questions that I used to set and achieve a range of health goals, including weight-loss: 1. How doContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 4/4)”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 3/4)

Well I am past the halfway point of reflecting on the 4 questions that helped me to gain the healthy life I needed after my autoimmune diagnosis. In my last two posts, I wrote about how I first developed a clear sense of purpose , and then identified the supports that could help me achieveContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 3/4)”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 2/4)

This is part 2/4 in a series of posts about my health and wellness journey after my diagnosis of a chronic illness at age 32. Across these posts, I am reflecting upon the following 4 questions that helped me to introduce small achievable changes that amounted to over 140 pounds (60 kg) of weight loss:Continue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 2/4)”

4 Free Health Sites and Podcasts I Recommend for Fellow Spoonies

Being chronically ill is expensive, so I have always prioritised finding free resources that help me to learn about my condition and achieve the chronically fabulous life I really want. Here are the top 4 sites/podcasts that helped me to achieve my weight-loss and healthy living goals: Overall Health Stuff I really like the resourcesContinue reading “4 Free Health Sites and Podcasts I Recommend for Fellow Spoonies”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 1/4)

In my previous post, I introduced 4 questions that helped me achieve better health, wellness and lifestyle outcomes, including a significant amount of weight-loss (over 140 pounds), while managing my chronic illness. These 4 questions are: How do I really want to live my life (the big picture question)? Who and what can support meContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 1/4)”

4 Questions that Helped Me to Achieve My Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness

In my previous (first ever) post, I wrote about living with a chronic illness and being passionate about supporting others who want to build their motivation and turn it into action to achieve life goals. I love seeing people with a chronic illness achieve goals they never thought they were capable of achieving, which isContinue reading “4 Questions that Helped Me to Achieve My Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness”