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My goodness where has this week, wait…where has this YEAR gone? Can you guys believe there are only a little over 12 weeks left until 2018?!

I’ve been busy finishing the final edits of my new book, Simply Keto, as well as working on a redesign for this blog (coming VERY soon…), and of course my most important job, raising my beautiful little girl.
Yesterday I had bit of a rough (emotional) day. My daughter’s school had their first field trip, and it was the first time that all of the parents were together for an extended period of time. Although I love to meet new people, I was nervous and full of anxiety. I had this overwhelming feeling that I didn’t fit in, or that I wasn’t good enough, or as “put together” as the other parents.

You see, I always thought that losing weight would make those feelings go away, but the truth is that this is an ongoing battle, with plenty of past hurt and self-doubt to repair. I spent a lot of years walking with my head down, and honestly, for many years I assumed that some people wouldn’t want to get to know me, or would pass judgement on me simply because I was morbidly obese.  I’ve come to realize that this is a twofold problem; of course, with half of the problem being me.

While the world can be cruel and some people may pass judgement, my self-doubt and anxiety held me back yesterday just as much as it did when I was obese. Do people treat me differently now, yes…but in some ways, that’s because on most days I’m more outgoing, more present, and I let people in…well let’s just scratch yesterday on that front because well, it doesn’t always work out perfectly.

My point is that losing weight doesn’t solve everything, it’s not the answer to everything you’ve been looking for or feeling…the truth is that you hold the key to the happiness you deserve as you are right now. Self-love is always a work in progress, so don’t put of loving yourself until you reach your “goal” weight. I was sad and disappointed with myself yesterday, but today I’m processing it all and learning from it. Life isn’t always as pretty and put together as it all seem, but you know what…scars and wounds of the past teach us compassion, they have a way of showing us the things in life that truly matter, and reveal an inner beauty that is rarely found in someone who hasn’t faced their fair share of struggles. Use your pain to make you better, not bitter.

 

Lots of love,

Suzanne

 

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Keto Karma’s Simply Keto

Simply Keto

I am SO excited to officially announce what I’ve been working on for the last year! I’m writing a book called Simply Keto! A little over two years ago when I started this journey I never would have imagined making this very announcement. I had spent so many years spinning my wheels, only to gain more weight, and lose more hope with each failed “diet” attempt.

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this book with every detail of my weight loss journey, helpful information, advice, tips, and over 100 easy recipes. Simply Keto will release in early December, but is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound. I’ll be sure to share more soon, but I’m beyond excited to share the cover with you all today! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the best support system I could have ever asked for. 

Simply Keto

 Cover Photo by: Jennifer Skog Photography 

Cover Design by: Peony Printshop

“Simply Keto isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a portal into Suzanne’s life and dieting success—how she accomplished the incredible feat of losing almost 40 percent of her total body weight, got in shape, and regained confidence in her appearance. In this book she shares her ups and downs and, more importantly, her tips for how others can achieve the same positive results.

A low-carb, high-fat diet is remarkably effective at transforming people’s bodies, helping them shed pounds and find relief from common health conditions. No one knows this better than Suzanne Ryan. After struggling with weight gain from middle school and finally reached a peak of 289 pounds, she stumbled onto the keto diet and decided to give it a shot. In just a year, she lost more than 100 pounds and in the process reclaimed control over her health.

For the past two years, Ryan has shared every detail of her story, from the very first days of starting keto to her most recent successes, on her popular blog, Keto Karma, as well as on her YouTube channel and Instagram page. Now she’s reaching out to a wider audience by publishing her first book.

Simply Keto not only explains Ryan’s transformation but also gives readers everything they need to follow in her footsteps. This book includes structured meal plans, exercise tips, advice on dealing with sugar withdrawal, and 100-plus mouthwatering recipes—all the knowledge and tools necessary to tackle the keto diet and lose weight. Simply Keto is all you need to change your life for the better!”

 

Pre-Order Simply Keto

Featured Recipes

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Pancakes used to be one of my all time favorites before switching to keto, so I knew finding a good low carb pancake recipe would helpful when/if  the craving popped up! I tried a few recipes, and ended up changing, and adding things until I discovered the perfect consistency and taste.

Enjoy!

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