Starting a Weight Loss Journey

Soooo I have started a weight loss journey. I started yesterday to be exact. I just keep looking at my older pictures hoping to snap back. How did I let myself go this bad? I mean some of it (most of it) is not my fault and I am still having trouble accepting it. I […]

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Back to My Happy Place

I just moved into my new apartment. Last night was my second night sleeping in it and it was really nice. I honestly like this apartment way more than my other apartment. Although my other apartment looked nicer, this one is way more “homey” and comfortable. My room is nearly finished but I am waiting […]

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What’s REALLY Bothering Me

I don’t want to be seen anywhere right now. I don’t want to go to the pool. I don’t want to go to the beach. Anywhere where I cannot wear sweatshirts and big shirts is somewhere I don’t want to be. Sophomore year of college I was at my LOWEST weight ever and I loved […]

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I’m Gluten-Free?!

Hey guys!!I have some news: I’m officially gluten-free. I’m not doing this just because I want to. My doctor is slowly eliminating foods are seeing what I’m really sensitive to. It turns out gluten is one of them! Also, all nuts bother me (except pine nuts?!). It’s been a really interesting experience being gluten-free. It […]

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I Became a Morning Person?

Yes, you’re reading this right. When I was younger I could NEVER get up..When I got sick I could never stay up or get up. I was always so tired. Always. My Mom used to think I just was sad and didn’t get up before we knew I had autoimmune disease. I, however, knew that […]

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An Open Letter To “Pre-Sickness” Sydney

Hi Sydney- It’s future me, and boy do I have a lot to tell you. You have no idea this is going to happen to you but you will have your first autoimmune disease flare your senior year of high school. No one is going to figure out what is for about 4 years and […]

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Why It’s Important to Have Thick Skin With Illness

People will talk regardless of your feelings. They will say the meanest things even though you’re sick, and most people say it without understanding. Being sick is really hard. Your physical appearance may change and that’s what gets people talking. You may loose or gain weight, get dark circles under your eyes and so much […]

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Why The Beach Is My Oasis

Everybody has something that calms them, for me it’s the beach. I feel like when I am at the beach I just forget anything and everything bad. When I was super toxic on my medication and sick, I went to the beach at least once a week. Just laying in the sand and feeling the […]

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10 Essential Things to Remember with Autoimmune Disease

Have a positive attitude and outlook. Nobody likes a downer. It’s better for your health to stay positive and look forward not backward. Take the high road. People are gonna say stuff, and you just have to ignore and keep your head high. You may loose friends, but that’s okay that just means they weren’t worth […]

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Not Letting My Disease Define Me~

Define yourself. Well for me, that would be hard to do without defining the impact of my disease but it’s do-able. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is: your disease does not define who you are. Sure it’s a part of you, but it’s not all of you. This was a point that was hard […]

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