Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Big Year

Welp. I did it. I turned 33 yesterday. WHOOP! (Three is Dan's lucky number so maybe this will be doubly lucky?!?) To celebrate my birthday month, I decided to challenge myself to stay in ketosis and not eat a pinch of sugar. This coming from a girl with an embarassing sweet tooth. I had been weak, and cheating, and I knew I couldn't do it alone, and that's when Libbey swept in to the rescue. She's doing a different diet, a whole foods one, and I'm doing restricted keto, but it doesn't matter, it's all about the support between us. I think Libbey's husband is doing it too, and with a third diet, our friend Christel. 

All I want to do for the month of August is eat whatever I want, and splurg, eating lemon cupcakes with sourcream icing (never even had one but it sounds good), and strawberry rhubarb pie, and rosemary garllic sourdough bread with red pepper reserve goat cheese but oh well. It's been nice to vent with friends, and be able to complain at all hours of the day about everything I'm missing. :)

The power sugar has over me, and the power of carbs is tough. But it's August 7th now and the cravings have finally started to dissipate. (I started on the 1st.) It did not feel like a birthday without a sweet. But, it would be really nice to start a tradition of brut nature champagne (minimal carbs), and keto meal. 

We did get a fabulous group of amazing friends that Dan recruited for a potluck and bocce. It blew me away. I told my brother Kaal, this morning, that I honestly didnt think I even had that many friends in Seattle. Because, who counts their friends? But it was truly amazing, and it made me giddy watching everyone visit and laugh and tease and tell stories. 

Here's a pic of Emma and I on our 7 mile walk to and fro to meet Dan for work...


  1. Happy birthday jess - sorry I missed it. Its my birthday on the 20th so I'll make sure to eat plenty of cup cakes for you ha ha!

    Enjoy your birthday month.


  2. "So Cal" PattiAugust 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Happy Belated Birthday Jess!!! Keep on enjoying your wonderful life- great husband and friends and so many of us who have never met you that love you! You will having many more years of blessings- I just know it! Love, "So Cal" Patti


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