|The primary aim of Meg Says Eat in its early days: to eat better and get fitter|
|The Nike Frees I saved my £££ for!|
However, the energy spurt I was waiting for never came, and it was only a matter of time before the strain I was putting my - little did I know - diseased body under began to take its toll. I have a horrible memory of walking out of my apartment building to go food shopping and losing the use of my legs, and for a terrifying half an hour I sat on a bench unable to get up. I was only about fifteen steps away from being back in my flat, but I was paralysed and couldn't move. It's clear now that I was experiencing 'boom and bust' - a classic feature of ME where overactivity leads to decreased function - to quite a serious extent. By this stage I'd heard of ME and related to the symptoms, but was none the wiser that I actually had it or that I was causing more harm than good by implementing a fitness regime.
|Documenting my deteriorating health: one of the many medical tests I underwent to be diagnosed with ME|
|My first 'Lipstick Tuesday' submission|
|Becoming visibly disabled with ME|
|The healthy eating continues|