My FULL thyroid story – diagnosis, surgery, recovery and the years after…

When I first started this blog, my intention was for it to be about gluten free food, and how to live with coeliac disease. But in 2010 I was faced with having to have thyroid surgery and the only thing I could find online about it was horror stories. I…

My fitness, coeliac and thyroid journey: what’s next?

Last year I achieved my goal of a body transformation photo shoot – but what will I do next? Feeling a bit reflective this Sunday evening…

My 16 week body transformation and fitness photoshoot

It took 16 weeks of hard work and dedication, but here’s the low down on my photoshoot prep – nutrition, training, mindset, and what I learnt along the way. Plus some of the finished images!

What I have discovered about myself from giving up coffee

After months of feeling rubbish and depending on the horribly addictive but oh-so-tasty drug of coffee, I decided to cut it out and see if I felt better…

Battling my thyroid to reach my lowest ever body fat percentage

It’s been a long old ride, but I’ve been determined to push my body to the limits and really change my whole lifestyle through nutrition and training – thyroid, or no thyroid! And this is only the beginning…

Brazil nut and broccoli pesto – gluten free, cow’s milk free

A tasty gluten free, cow’s milk free pesto, with a healthy dose of broccoli and thryoid-loving Brazil nuts. Tangy with a kick and a vibrant green colour, this pesto recipe is so simple to make and amazing with gluten free pasta.

Thyroid surgery update – a roller coaster four years

It’s been nearly four years since my thyroidectomy surgery, but with (what’s left of!) my thyroid still not balanced, I’m facing the prospect of having to take further action…

Getting back on the fitness bandwagon…

I may have slipped off the healthy eating and training bandwagon, but this is my pledge that I won’t let my body beat me!

Thyroidectomy Scar – Five Months On

Five months on from my thyroidectomy, and you can see how well my scar is healing up – the comparison between the two pics is amazing!!

Three months post-thyroid!

It’s (two days short of) three months since my surgery – and all is going well!

Another month gone by with no thyroid…

It’s now been a month since my last post, and nearly two months since my operation, here’s how it all looks now.

My Thyroidectomy Experience

After suffering years of an over-active thyroid, which can be linked to coeliac disease, I finally had mine removed – here’s what happened…