My Health Journey

I was first Diagnosed with Colitis in 2018, just after my grandmother had past away.  I was going through a life changing and stressful time, so it make sense that I would flare up. I had mild symptoms for 6 months, and then it go really bad, and so I get rushed to emergency! They made an appointment for me to meet with a doctor, and he said that I should get a colonoscopy. It was very scary, but I got through it.  It was right after I woke up from the anesthesia that he told me that I had Ulcerative colitis. All we were told was to eat junk food and we were given a scary pamphlet that basically said that I would be in pain for the rest of my life, would get cancer, and never have kids. Turns out those things are not true! I did not just have to be on the "Junk food only" diet, and I also think I will be able to have kids! I am now finally in remission after many hospital visits, and many painful months! -Gutsy Girly


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I got a JUICER

Hello and welcome back to my blog!  This mother's day, my mom mentioned wanting to get a juicer.  Because we are in quarantine, we could not go into the store to buy it, and my dad being the online shopper that he is, he ordered it for her, and it came the very next day! A juicer is a machine that you can put all sorts of vegetables and fruits into, and it makes it into juice. The juicer that we have is the  Hurom slow juicer  and it is really great.  I love to make juice in the mornings, because it is super energizing.  The only issue that I have with juicing is that it can be a hassle to clean.  Although it can be difficult to clean, I definitely feel as though the positives out weigh the negatives.  Here is a list of some of my favorite juices to make Ginger carrot juice Kale, spinach and apple Strawberry and orange Kiwi and kale and ginger and so many more Thank you for reading and I highly suggest that you buy a juicer! -Gutsy girly

IBD related apps?

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am just wondering if anyone has a recommended app that they use to keep track of your IBD?  I used to use a great app, but unfortunately, it got taken off the app store. I like to be able to journal my food because it can be helpful to look back on what I ate on any given day, and to make sure that I am eating a balanced meal.  I like to also track my weight, Hydration,  exercise, and bowel movements, as well as medication and notes that doctors have given me. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to leave them in the comment section! Thanks for reading -Gutsy girly

Still on the SCD diet?

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am going to be talking more about my health... I was in the ER a few weeks ago with 10/10 pain (that's really bad because I have a terribly high pain tolerance)  My iron was very low and I no longer found joy in food, which was making me sad.  Me and my mom made a decision to go off of the SCD diet, because it was what was best in that time for my mental health. I am still eating only whole foods, and staying away from most sugars.  I am making  conscientious choices with what I am eating but now I am much more happy and excited to wake up in the monring for breakfast.  This does not mean that I will stop blogging, it just means that the theme of the blog with move away from SCD and focus on some different things! So far so good! Thanks for reading and supporting me on my journey! -Gusty girly

Weight is a confusing thing?!?!

Hi and welcome back to my blog! Isn't weight so confusing?  I have battled with being underweight my entire life. It was just how I was born.  for some reason, people really seem to hate bodies!?  If your overweight, people body shame you. If you are underweight, people body shame you. If you are the "normal" weight, people body shame you.  ( "'s because no one is the "normal weight" there is no such thing as the perfect anything) Why? Everybody is perfect the way they are. The way they were born. Even if nobody hates on us, we hate on ourselves.  Because I am underweight, people have said the rudest things to me like: "Where does all of your food go."  "Do you even eat?" "You look anorexic"  "You look like a toothpick"  "It must be nice to be so thin" "Your skinny, so I bet you never have to worry about what you eat."  (haha yeah right) "Your so un-Curvey." And many more hurtful thin

Making a good-food meal for my family

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Recently, my mom has received a free membership for  Make good food It is a website, where every week, you get to choose a meal on their website, and they send you all of the necessary food for that meal right to your door, with the recipe included! (this is not sponsored, I just really loved it) I made it all by myself and it was really easy and fun to make. the meal that I made was the  Beets n' beef burger And no, this is not the photo that was included, but the photo that I took. Look at how darn professional this thing looks! WOW! Now you can enjoy watching me make it right down there! Thank you so much for reading, you can get your free trial to make good food now, and trust me, you will not regret it! -Gutsy girly


Hi, And welcome back to my Blog! Today I am going to be talking about tea! Tea is a great way to relax or energize. Start your day, or end your night.    This post will be somewhat like  This post  where I talk about the different bath things and the benefits.  Enjoy! Tea is one of my favorite things to drink at night, while I read or journal (which can also be helpful to reduce stress and build a strong relationship with yourself) (Thanks to for this image) (Thanks to  for this image) Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more! -Gutsy Girly

Some technical difficulties (please read)

Hi there and welcome back to my blog!  On my website, I was having some issues with commenting and subscribing.  Here I have taken some screenshots and so I hope this will help those wanting to comment until this is fixed. As for subscribing you have to enter your email at the top of the page, and then verify that you are not a robot. FOR COMMENTING: scroll to the bottom of the post, and chose how you want to comment, anonymous, with a name and URL, or through your Google profile.   Then enter your comment  Then hit the publish button  Then you will have to verify that you are not a robot  you can also hit 'notify me' if you want to know when someone comments on your post hit the publish button again you will see a thing at the bottom saying 'your comment has been published' Thanks for reading and I hope that this helps anyone that was confused! -Gusty Girly

I got Kittens!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am going to be doing something a little bit different! I am going to be talking about the new additions to my family instead of my health!! In November 2019, I started the process to adopt 2 10 week old kittens. My older sibling and I have been wanting kittens forever, and our parents finally said yes! At the end of November, we went to pick them up from the foster mom's home and it was very exciting.  Kittens are a lot of work, and so I adopted 1, and My older Sibling also adopted one.  In the beginning, the foster parents had named the kittens already, but we decided to change them. My sibling adopted the little, quiet girl, and I adopted a big energetic boy! Their original names where Mew (for the girl) and Squirtle (for the boy) and where named after Pokemon characters. I decided to name Squirtle Finnagin, but we mostly call him Finn, or Chungus, because he is very fat. And my Sibling renamed Mew to Mercury. When we first got them they

Websites to learn about IBD

Hello and welcome back to my blog!  Today I am simply listing the websites that helped me while I was trying to learn about my disease.  The list is not very long but I will update it as I continue to learn.  Crohn's and Colitis Canada Crohn's and Colitis foundation IBD relief website Everyday health Thank you for reading! -Gutsy Girly

Coronavirus got you down? here are some things you can do at home!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I know that times like these can be really hard because we are in quarantine! In this blog, I am going to be listing plenty of fun things that you can do at home, and not as a person who has IBD, but as a Teen! I understand that these times can be stressful, and so it can be hard to do certain things, but just know that you are not alone. I have been pretty stressed out about my school work, and because stress can cause a flare, I have been taking a bit of a mental health break, because that is very important to me.  While it can be a good escape to just binge Netflix when you are feeling stressed or bored (so I will include a list of good shows) but it is all about finding a balance.  To much screen time is also not good for your mental health! I find fresh air helpful for my mental health, and I have a Fitbit to monitor my steps. I fave my daily goal set to 3,000 which is very doable for me, and so even though it isn't much, it still is better t