I’m like twenty percent Jesus

Jul 26, 2010


“You’re going to do what?”

“I’m going to eat less than 15 grams of sugar for ten days,” I reply exasperated. It’s the second conversation like this in as many minutes.

“Why ten days?”

“It’s all I can promise I might commit to.”

“You are honestly going to last ten days? .... “

“Hey, look, if Jesus can go in to the desert for 40 days without food or water, I can do ten days without sugar.”

“So, what you’re saying is, you’re like twenty percent Jesus.”

“If you want to call me that. I mean, hey, if the toga fits…”


“You wannan grab some ice cream later? .... ... Oh.. Wait…”

It’s going to be a long ten days but dammit, if Jesus can do it SO CAN I.

Now I just need to work on my water to wine skills.

It’ll be about twenty percent tasty.


  1. I’m right there with you!  I’ve gone 15 days so far with VERY little sugar.  I still have it with my coffee because darnit…I HAVE to have coffee and the only sugar is what comes in my creamer and yesterday I switched to sugar free creamer…YIKES.  The no sugar thing seems to be “working”...I think i’m actually more alert and so far, weight is coming off.  You CAN do this!!!

    By Marjorie on 2010 07 26

  2. Oh, sister…ten days? No problem. I did no sugar for six weeks. That’s forty-two days. And that makes me better than Jesus.

    (Don’t tell him I said that.)

    But seriously, the first few days are the worst. After that, you start to get some of the cravings out of your system and it definitely gets easier.

    Also? My trick? Coconut milk. Pour it over berries and call it dessert.

    By Tara Anderson on 2010 07 26

  3. You can totally do it. I’ve been no sugar for 3 months now and I barely miss it. Except for ice cream and chocolate and….. Who am I kidding, I totally miss it, but feel great so it is worth it!

    By andrea on 2010 07 26

  4. I did this last summer bc of a study my husband found that indicated low carb might keep Fibro symptoms in check.  (It seemed to work for me, and I’ve slowly gone back off of it.)
    My advice, consider yourself diabetic, approach all your meals as if you CAN’T have sugar (or carbs.)  Instead of concentrating on what you can’t have, consider what a diabetic would have in place of the sugar-laden item; i.e.-sugar-free ice cream or frozen yogurt.)
    Good Luck!!!

    By mamaspeak on 2010 07 26

  5. MamaSpeak, I’m actually pre-diabetic (thank you shitty genes!) and my insulin is really high so in a way, I should eat like this all the time. I just set a short limit so I can succeed. Then I’ll try another ten days..

    Andrea, it’s good to know it’s worth it! I might need you to remind me again after dinner. #icecreamicecream

    Tara, I just saw your palio diet and holysnap, girl! You’re hardcore! You ARE better than Jesus.

    Marj: Fist Bump! We can DOOOEEETT

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2010 07 26

  6. Wait…  does that include wine or is it actual consumption of sugar crystals?  If it includes wine then you are a better woman than I.  But you CAN do it!  See you tomorrow.

    By Sheryl in WA on 2010 07 26

  7. Wouldn’t that be 25% then?

    By Johan on 2010 07 27

  8. heh, yes it would. I totally did this to make fun of my friend who said TWENTY. HA! (I pointed this small math fact out but yaknow, it’s more fun to say this publicly)

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2010 07 27

  9. thanks for sharing

    By linksoflondon on 2010 07 30