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    Cholesterol

      There’s been a lot of buzz around this. If I’m speaking honestly, I kind of expected it; who doesn’t like pasta?! ⁣ ⁣If this were even 6 months ago you wouldn’t see me eating pasta on a weekday. I deemed it as a “cheat meal.” ⁣ ⁣ High in carbohydrates. ⁣ ⁣ High in calories. ⁣ ⁣ Two things I would avoid Monday-Friday. ⁣ ⁣ This may come as a big surprise to some, but my relationship with food and nutrition has become so much healthier over the past couple months we’ve been vegan. ⁣ ⁣ I was stuck in the diet circle constantly cutting carbs. Good & bad.…

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    Emergency C-Section

      One thing that’s bothered me most about my postpartum story is the lack of education I received. Regarding both planned and unplanned c- sections. With a planned c-section you’re at least given time to think up questions, come up with concerns and do some of your own research. But an emergency c-section is called an emergency for a reason. There is no time to educate the new parents on this sudden and very major change to the birth they were picturing just moments ago. ⁣ ⁣ Being 6 months postpartum now I’m really starting to get pissed off (for lack of a better word). Every birth class, breastfeeding class,…

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    Self-Care

      On Saturday night we went to our friends place for a party. I was so overtired & stressed that I literally napped with Huntly in our friends bedroom. ⁣ ⁣ My face had felt hot and itchy; when I got home and looked in the mirror I noticed my face broke out into a rash! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been carry the weight of others and worrying about their happiness above my own. Along with an extreme lack of sleep, overwhelmingly emotional week & being physically exhausted my body was finally shutting down. ⁣ ⁣ That was the straw that broke the camels back. I decided to take this week…

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    Stereotypical Vegan

      Who said eating vegan was boring? ⁣ ⁣ Or how about, just not filling enough? ⁣ ⁣ I used to think this. Along with a lot of other classic stereotypical thoughts. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, vegetables aren’t as filling as eating a chicken breast or 6oz sirloin. But you can eat a lot more! And not feel weighed down, tired and groggy. ⁣ ⁣ This meal was made from leftovers. It was easy and fast to put together. ⁣ ⁣ This meal was filling but just in case this doesn’t keep you full until dinner…this meal was only 377 calories which equates to around 19% of my daily caloric intake.…

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    We are guided by our hardships

      A few days ago I had the realization the importance of the journey I am on. ⁣ ⁣ I realized that everything that has happened in the past 15 months has led me to making a change to my health in the best way possible. ⁣ ⁣ It’s something that not only benefits my health, but also my sons health, my husbands health, the health of the planet & I’m helping save millions of animals a year. ⁣ ⁣ I pride myself on being 100% honest to myself and others about my journey. That’s why I can admit that my intentions when I started this journey to a plant…

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    humbled

      He provides a type of happiness I didn’t even know existed until I laid eyes on him. The sweet, innocent, twinkle in his eyes fills my heart. ⁣ ⁣ Watching him grow, discover & learn makes you take a step back and realize the importance of the small things in life. ⁣ ⁣ Something as small as the feeling of scratching different surfaces and textures is so amazing. You never think about each of the individual movements you make throughout your day. We forget that we had to learn every single one of those. ⁣ ⁣ Becoming a parent has been so humbling and reminds you every day just…

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    5 months PP x2

      5 month postpartum update! ⁣ ⁣ I know I did a post not too long ago about my health. I went over my most recent doctors visit and what came of that. ⁣ ⁣ I want to document my progress each month though, so it’s important to me to give this update- I’ll keep it short though!⁣ ⁣ 🔸Since getting the prescription nasal spray last Thursday I haven’t had the need for breath right strips! This was a huge milestone for myself! ⁣ 🔸I’m not sure if it’s because I’m breath right free; but I am now sleeping a lot deeper and waking up feeling more rested and full…

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    Why Veganism?

      So, why did we switch to a whole foods plant based diet? ⁣ ⁣ There are many reasons why my husband and I decided to switch our diets. I started to ask myself why do I need animal bi-products in my life? …I couldn’t come up with valid reasoning. ⁣ ⁣ Every point I thought of I could rebuttal. ⁣ ⁣ It’s been proven time and time again. WFPB diets can reverse health problems. Not just bandage it like medications do. ⁣ ⁣ My pregnancy and postpartum journey have been quite taxing on my body and I’m slow to recover. ⁣ ⁣ Struggling to loose weight, inflammation, joint pain,…

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    It’s not dismissal time

      “Oh don’t worry, just give it time and you will get better” ⁣ ⁣Are statements like the above really helping the ones we love? ⁣ ⁣ I’m starting to think our politeness has gone too far. It’s more destructive than it is productive. ⁣We have the right intention – to take the pain, fear and frustrations away from the one we care about. ⁣ ⁣ But all we’re doing is reinforcing the idea that they are over reacting and this shitty feeling that the person is feeling is 𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘭. ⁣ ⁣ This may cause them to not look further into why they aren’t feeling good. Or maybe they won’t…

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    5 months PP

      Hi there! ⁣ ⁣ Because I know everyone is super into my postpartum updates and the health struggles I have been facing I thought I would give an update 🙃⁣ ⁣ I went for a bunch of blood work about 2 weeks ago and just went for a full physical exam with my doctor this morning. ⁣ ⁣ Here’s the symptoms I’ve faced either throughout pregnancy until now or from the birth of Huntly to now: ⁣ ⁣ * pain and swelling in knees ⁣ * Problems with breathing through my nose at night ⁣ * Severe bloating after eating (stomach grows up to 3 times it’s size by…