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I've known for some time that I need to get healthy again, ironically the healthiest I've ever felt was when I was pregnant I think eating well and taking care of myself  for my baby gave me the motivation I needed.

A couple of weeks ago I went to give blood and was refused due to low iron, so last week I had a full blood test and the results came back this week. 

My thyroid is only just ok (despite being on thyroxine) got to go back in 3 months and if still the same increase dosage, 8 currently take 150mg per day.

I am anaemic and so am now to take 3 x 210g ferrous fumarate too, the doctor has said don't expect to be able to give blood for at least a year :( 

And my cholesterol is 7.9.  So I'll be spending the next few weeks getting my head around a new diet, probably 'clean'-ish less dairy, less processed. I'd already decided that I would have a dry January as my alcohol consumption has got out of control lately, and I'm dropping caffeine again and trying to drink 3 litres of water daily again. 

Bless him, the (elderly) doctor said wait until the new year and book in for re-tests  the first week of March. 

Hilariously I turn 40 the first week of March so it's a bit of a challenge now for me to get super healthy again in time for that!!!

Any advise, recipes or anything that will help, greatly appreciated xxx

The Reading Residence


  1. I think I was probably healthiest pregnant and breastfeeding, too. Funny how you can do things for your baby, but not yourself, isn't it? I've not had any checks, and I'm thinking I'd rather not know! I don't drink, and only have one cup of tea a day, as drink water other than that. That's habit forming, so I think start with it, and after a couple of weeks, it'll become second nature. Beyond that, I can't help, as I know I need to eat better, too. Good luck with it, you can do it! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. I'm hoping that's what will happen and by the end of January I will have formed some good habits to start me off on a good footing. xx

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    1. Thanks Kim! Actually looking forward to it, I think having a medical reason will give me more motivation - here's to the new year!

  3. Good luck. I found iron supplements upset my tummy but they do a liquid alternative if that happens to you (hopefully not) x

  4. I am aneamic too since I can remember. Me and my sister are so when im PMSing I have dizzy spells. Its my aim to be healthy too and I wish I can do it sooner =) #wotw

  5. Good luck, having a milestone (the doctors appointment not necessarily your 40th!) to aim for might help. I think the thing is is not to expect instant results something I'm always disappointed by! And hope your thyroid starts behaving too, I've just had eighteen months of taking carbimazole very day and for someone who'd prefer to live without tablets that's been quite a challenge. X


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