Happy Monday fellow readers! Welcome to another edition of Monday Madness. Today is a little rough around the edges for me. Due to some family matters I was up way past my bedtime, so I’m in slow motion at the moment.

First things first I have been working very diligently the past couple weeks in re-branding myself. Now that I have been at this for a few months I know more of who I am and what I want. I had the pleasure of working with a great designer Chrissy Schram https://www.facebook.com/chrissyschramdesign
, she did an awesome job and I now have the logo I have always wanted. I also took it upon myself to make an official Monday Madness Icon as well. It is pretty much me in a nut shell, coffee and crazy!

So I tried really hard last week to continue on with the whole no eating after 2pm, sadly life happened and I was not successful. While I didn’t eat a large meal after 2pm I found myself wanting to snack in the evening when I got home. I am fairly certain it was stress eating for me. I did eat Keto approved items, but it did have an impact on me as I did gain 2 pounds last week. Not a big deal really I just need to get back up and keep moving forward. I also think the fact that one of my snacks was homemade nut butter it was impacting me as well. As much as I have enjoyed making the nut butter and snacking on it I am finding nuts have a very negative impact on me. So no more nut butters for this lady! I am currently doing a couple day bone broth fast to reset myself. Please know that this technically is not a true fast as I am consuming calories and protein both. It is more of an elimination and it is also giving my gut a chance to rest and heal itself.

I also had this idea that I would be partaking in more Keto foods (hence the nut butter) but all I have found myself really wanting outside the carnivore way of eating was pickles. I have not craved a single Keto food I just want my steak and eggs. So that is what I have been giving my body. The meat makes me feel the best so I am continuing on my carnivore path as that is what my body seems to be wanting right now. I’m not saying I will ever be a strict carnivore though and if I want a pickle I am going to have and enjoy a pickle. Speaking of eggs I tried something new this weekend….turkey eggs. I was very pleased in them. They are much larger than a chicken egg and I found the yolk to be more dense and a touch more richer, but not as rich as a duck egg. The shell was also super hard compared to a chicken egg. I enjoyed my turkey eggs and hope to have more in the future.

I continued working with weights on my arms this past week and I am a little over 1/2 way through the 21 day program. It has been a little challenging, but I actually have enjoyed it. I also have lost about a 1/4″ off my arms which is great! I will be continuing those this week and I plan to up my weight after the 21 days and repeat the process.

This upcoming week I don’t have anything specifically planned out. I have a few things I have to do and I plan on bringing forth some good topics this week. I hope all of you have a wonderful week and Keep Ketoing On!