I don’t know if anyone will remember me, I was super active and passionate on here the second half of last year. Lost 17kg/37.5lbs and gained so much health- and wisdom. My fiancé and I were both totally committed to this WOE and for us, it was a lifelong thing.
You know there’s a but coming- But. We unknowingly adopted a super sick little kitten (we don’t have children, our cats are our family) who had health crisis after health crisis for two months. January and February were a blur of two hourly feeds around the clock, specialist visits, legal appointments, and trying to look after our existing day to day life. I was shattered- physically emotionally and mentally on the brink. Zero resilience. Certainly no mental reserves to continue my keto way of life.
It became easy to reach for cheap and filling carbs. I did ok eating that way for much longer than I would have thought, but inevitably the weight/lethargy/depression/illnesses all came back with a vengeance and then I had a whole heap of guilt and self recrimination on top of everything else.
I tried to get back on the wagon in March, but the keto flu was more than I could take at the time. So I quietly slipped away, unfollowed all my keto groups and stopped visiting the forum. It added to my guilt too much to stay connected, as I knew I wasn’t yet strong enough to start again.
But- a good but this time, a week ago I finally felt strong enough to start again. And I have. This is day 6 keto, I have passed the induction phase, I am feeling about a zillion times better- and I can lift my head a bit higher now knowing I’m doing the right thing by myself in returning to this WOE.
I have started an Instagram account to keep myself accountable, connected and inspired, and I’m posting recipes and little updates on there, as well as trying to help people get started on this WOE.
And this is our little guy, who never would have made it if we hadn’t done everything we could to save his life. He is worth it all.