First of all, let's be clear about one thing:
I knew I'd been slacking on my blog, but I didn't realize I haven't posted since the end of AUGUST! Granted, it's only the first of November, but still. I extend my full HEARTFELT apology for dropping the ball on all of y'all!
I have something for you I think you'll like (CLIFFHANGERRRRRR) First, you have to read about my life!
In the time I've been gone, I went to NEW ORLEANS!!!! The best part... work paid HAHA! I really enjoyed going to the French Quarter and seeing Faulkner's house and hanging out with my coworkers!
I went into the trip FULLY THINKING I would stay vegan keto! And I did a pretty good job on the plane ride there! But then the hotel made a big deal giving me a gluten-free vegan breakfast every day (that unfortunately wasn't keto) and I was a poor keto girl and ate it... and then I went to Seed and ate a vegan Po'boy... because... when in Rome... And then I had to try the vegan beignets... and then I just figured I would go back to vegan keto when I got home...
Aaaaaaandddd then I got sick. Like took two sick days off work and slept for 4 days straight, only getting off the couch to eat and pee (and maybe shower) kinda sick. It was BAD. And I DID try to stay vegan keto while sick, but the high fat was NOT working with my sick, and I was taking medicine for the sick and the medicine hurt my stomach and wah wah wah excuse excuse excuse I decided to trade honoring my body for vegan keto and honored my body for not barfing instead.
Not proud of it, but it happened.
Well, that was the SHORTEST update on 2 months of my life, but those are the two key events that pretty much led to me being out of keto... REALLY out of keto... for the first time in the last 18 months! And I am PAYING FOR IT NOW. My bloat and IBS came back SUPER HARDCORE and I am having a hard time getting back to the swing of vegan keto. BUT I'M DOING IT! I am feeling like poop again, but I think it's probably the keto flu, so I need to just ramp up my electrolytes and not give up/in again!
To help kick me back in gear (and because I've been slacking on my insta lately) I decided to do a Vegan Keto Made Simple Instagram Challenge (VKMS being my Facebook group!)
So, I brainstormed with my group and came up with a FULL CALENDAR for NOVEMBER to encourage me to post every day in November! TWO CHEERS FOR ACCOUNTABILITYYYYYYYYY!!! :D
#VKMSInstaChallenge (November 1-November 11)
(November 12-November 25)
(November 26-December 2)
If you're on Insta, follow me (if you want) and join our challenge! (I'm vegan_keto_madi)! :)
If you're on Facebook, join us at "Vegan Keto Made Simple" (I'm Madeline Alyce!)
Til Next Time...
I gotta run, but I promise it won't be TWO MONTHS until you hear from me again!
I love y'alls!!!!!!!
Vegan Keto Madi
I have been carb-loving vegan for over a decade, but carbs stopped loving me as I approached 30...