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Wednesday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

I’ve now found out that I do have a place, if I can sit the exam - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.

I know I’m a stuck record right now, but persistence is the key to… success? I’m not sure that’s a real quote…
I have been given my dream place at UCL, but I need to be able to afford to sit the exam + tuition to take it.
To the two people who donated this week: I am so immensely grateful it’s too difficult for not-eloquent-me to put into words!
Tuesday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

I’ve now found out that I do have a place, if I can sit the exam - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.

I know I’m a stuck record right now, but persistence is the key to… success? I’m not sure that’s a real quote…
I have been given my dream place at UCL, but I need to be able to afford to sit the exam + tuition to take it.
To the two people who donated this week: I am so immensely grateful it’s too difficult for not-eloquent-me to put into words!
Sunday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

This week is literally it for me.

In two weeks, I have the final stage of the application process for my dream degree - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible in the next week.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.
Saturday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

This week is literally it for me.

In two weeks, I have the final stage of the application process for my dream degree - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible in the next week.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.
Friday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

This week is literally it for me.

In two weeks, I have the final stage of the application process for my dream degree - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible in the next week.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.
Thursday - 156 notes - reblog
hollyfindshealth:

Okay citizens of tumblr, my final and desperate plea.
I’ve said it before, ‘this is hard to do’ ‘I should be able to support myself’ etc. etc. etc. but I’m now past the point of having pride.

I struggle to keep the story short, but here goes: I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 16 years. Between 2009-2013 I had mysterious symptoms that doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of that completely stopped me from functioning in day to day life. Bed bound, and often hospital bound, I had to leave university.

After much fighting with doctors and paying privately, I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. In July 2013 I had a ‘flare up’ of both conditions and ended up in intensive care, being told I might not make it through the night. A wake up call for a 20 year old.

I’m now on a clinical trial for the POTS and my diabetes is back under control. I still have bad episodes, but I’m better. After my wake up call, I decided not to settle and to try and go back to university on my dream degree program at UCL.

However it’s become increasingly clear that I can’t fund this anymore.

This week is literally it for me.

In two weeks, I have the final stage of the application process for my dream degree - but that is slipping away. I have been unwell in the past month, again, and have barely been paid enough to just ‘survive’, despite trying to work nearly full time, without tuition costs, exam costs etc. 

50p, £1, will help. I’m so close, but so far away, and without at least part paying for rest of the exams and tuition in the next week, it’s all over. I will be heartbroken, but at least I can say I tried. I need to raise as much as possible in the next week.

Reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, spread the word, and I am forever in your debt. You can read the full, longer story, here.

Donate.
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Thursday - 206 notes - reblog
misshealthgeek:



Protein amazeballs recipe

1/2 cup natural, unsweetened nut or seed butter 
3 tablespoons agave or sugar free syrup 
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
2/3 cup lightly packed all-natural, sweetened vanilla whey protein powder
Coatings (optional):

Miniature semisweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Unsweetened, natural cocoa powder
Unsweetened flake or shredded coconut, plain or toasted
Finely chopped toasted or raw nuts 
Toasted or raw seeds, sesame, chia, pepitas, hemp hearts, sunflower
Finely chopped dried fruit 
Matcha powder
Quick-cooking rolled oats


preparation
1. Mix the nut or seed butter, honey, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the protein powder, stirring until completely combined (mixture will be firm like an olympic booteh).
2. Protein powders vary in  dryness so if the mixtures too wet, add a bit more protein powder, or some ground oats or flaxseed meal, till the mixture magics into dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add some milk of choice or water.
3. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into hands and shape into 1-inch amaze-balls.
4. have a party and roll them amazeballs in the toppings you choose, press and adhere them on well and store in an airtight container
will last  1 week FREEZER: 3 months in airtight container; thaw 15 minutes
 VARIATIONS:
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS:Peanut butter for the nut butter and chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened, natural cocoa powder and 1 1/2 tablespoons water along with the sweetner.
MOCHA JAVA BALLS:Chocolate protein powder in place of the vanilla . Add 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 2 teaspoons warm water, along with sweetner.
GINGERBREAD PROTEIN BALLS:3 tablespoons dark molasses for the sweetener and  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves along with the protein powder.
SNICKERDOODLE PROTEIN BALLS:Add 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg with the protein powder + 3 tablespoons chopped raisins to the dough before rolling into balls. Roll the balls in finely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts.
Nutrients per ball: 109 calories, 5.8 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 52 g sodium, 7.2 g carbohydrate, 0.7 g fiber, 5.6 g sugar, 7.9 g protein
Thursday - 1,048 notes - reblog
plantbasedbabe:

Goji Berry Bliss: Banana, Papaya, Grapefruit and Goji Berries