I’m not religious but I do try and stay disciplined and I believe Lent is a perfect time to do so.
I’m usually pretty disciplined with eating, working out staying positive but after the Holidays, winter and then my cat dying, I just stopped caring. I’ve been eating crap and not working out and been mostly sleeping.
It’s hard for people dealing with mental illness to talk about it because they may feel embarrassed, weak or alone. I know this because that was me. So I’d like to share my story and hope that maybe, it helps one person.
Some people may take it as compliment, I do not. Being an adult is hard, that’s why we’re allowed to drink alcohol and there’s nothing more satisfying then going to the NSLC to get a well-deserved bottle of something after a hard day.
This Holiday I fell off the cheese wagon.. bad… guys it was bad!
One of the biggest reasons I went from vegetarian to vegan was because my eczema was so bad and my doctor told me stop eating dairy. So I did and threw eggs in there for good measure.
Thanksgiving is next weekend and if this is your first “turkey holiday” as a vegan or vegetarian, it can be hard. One of the main reasons people eat meat is because of tradition. Lucky for us that there are so many amazing holiday vegan options, I promise you, you’ll never crave turkey again
This weekend I flew back home to Montreal to watch my best friend of 20 years marry a wonderful man.
I was lucky enough to be her maid of honour. She got our dresses from china and it was a little too tight. It didn’t help that I gained 10 pounds this summer. If you read my last blog, you’ll know that I was doing a 2 week detox and it was a success. I lost 8 pounds and was able to fit in my dress…kinda lol it was a little tight.
That picture basically sums up my summer minus the sleeping and working. I really indulged in food this summer. So much so, I gained 10 pounds. This is the first time since I lost 40 pounds that my discipline went out the door and I just enjoyed food.