Normally when I disappear from the blog, that means I have fallen into a bucket of sugar. But not this time! I have found that with all the writing I am doing for grad school, my writing itch gets plenty of scratchin’!
I celebrated my 42nd birthday on Saturday and I celebrated it with lots of love from family and friends and some super awesome presents, but NO CAKE or ICE CREAM! I didn’t even want it. I know that having that stuff will just make me want more and more of it, and I also know that it will make me feel like crap mentally and physically, so I skipped it. Yes it felt weird. No I didn’t feel like I was missing out. Instead Lonnie and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making my FAVORITE spicy chicken Mexican bowls with homemade guac, and because it was my birthday and I am not a masochist, I even had some rice in my bowl. (ACTUALLY I am reading a great book called ‘Paleo Takeout’ and I learned that there is considerable evidence that white rice is actually NOT the devil that we think it is. And since I like that information, I am going with it!) Starting out my 42nd year on earth in this way really feels symbolic, like this is my year. This is the year I get my shit together and shed some serious poundage. When I finally get that exercise component into play LOOK OUT WORLD!