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September 4, 2012 by Leanne Vogel July 22, 2014The last moments that we spent with my family were the hardest. I cried, and smiled, laughed, and cried again. It was quite the emotional roller coaster. Instead of keeping strong and pushing myself through this change, I’ve been letting myself feel everything. When I’m sad, I cry. When I’m happy, I smile. Better to just get it all out than force it back, if you ask me. Letting myself feel my emotions resulted in a lot of family squinches, as my Mom calls them – where the four of us hug each other at the same time, as tight as can be. We did a lot of squinches as a kid. It feels different when you’re taller than your parents, but still feels just as comforting. I’m going to miss them, but I’m still happy that we’re doing this. This move will be good for my soul. We gave Lexy a dose of pills that would make her travels a bit easier and dropped her off at Air Canada Cargo. It was hard to leave her, but we knew she was in capable hands. Pebbles came along with us on the flight and was as well behaved as we could have ever hoped for. It’s as if she’d grown up flying. She slept, didn’t whine, or fuss, it was fabulous! If you look hard, you can see her little beady eyes in there… The take off felt final – no turning back, this is it, you’re actually doing this, type of final. I shook, cried hysterically, and said goodbye to the prairies. The 4 hour flight went by rather fast. I kept my mind distracted by watching What to Expect When You’re Expecting and The Lucky One, and reviewing all of the changes we are making to our new house this week. Oh yes, and of course I snacked! For lunch – leftover rosemary yam fries, cooked chickpeas and roasted vegetables. For snack – roasted seaweed. Don’t knock it till you try it, this stuff is the BOMB! Even Kevin likes it… which is saying a lot because he hates most all ‘hippy loving green things’, as he calls them. Because our flight was massively delayed, we arrived in Montreal about 2 hours later than expected, at 8pm. We waited for our bags, picked up our rental mini van, and raced off to grab Lexy at the cargo hold. I’ve never been so excited to see the little stink. She was scratching at the door of her crate and so excited to see us. We had planned to hit up Walmart on our way to our new place to grab pillows, food and water, but to our surprise… Walmart and many other stores close at 5pm on Sundays. Weird. We managed to find a little corner store that was still open and stocked up on:
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.