Checking in…

Oh hi!

It’s the end of the month, so time for my requisite blab-fest.   Thank you for taking the time to read me. :)

First I just wanted to say Happy Birthday!!! (again) to my dear friend Dawn. It was yesterday, but she’s so cool that we’ve decided she gets at least an extra day to revel in her well-deserved glory. You are an amazing lady, Mrs. Cooper. I’m so fortunate to have you as my friend. Thank you for putting up with me for so long. Also, a huge congratulations to you for losing over 17lbs over the last month or two!! Your quiet determination inspires me to keep on trucking, myself.

And speaking of trucking right along, I have also had a very successful month in terms of weight loss. After I was stuck last month for so long, I decided to cut my carbs to 100 grams a day, from a previous 120-150g. Not so much because I think a low-carb diet helps you lose weight faster, but because it is kinder to my blood glucose, and a change in diet always seems to be helpful in budging a plateau.

Along with my carb changes, I also made a concerted effort to eat ALL of my calories every day, and tried to create smaller deficits than usual. As soon as I made both of those changes, I lost about 5 lbs over the course of 9 days. For reallies.

Remember last time I posted, I was complaining about how I should be at 60-65lbs lost by now, and wasn’t? Well.. I can shush about that. I lost 10 pounds this month (!!!), bringing me to a total of 63lbs lost. I now have 5lbs to go before I take a current photo to post alongside my Before photo.  If I reach that goal before the end of next month, I will post it before then.

I am super excited because I have a box containing a 40lb adjustable dumbbell set waiting for me to open it in my living room right now. I can’t wait to get started with a lifting routine. 20lbs per dumbbell isn’t a huge amount, but it is a good place to start, and I need to work on things like good form and flexibility before I ought to be worrying about heavier weights, anyway. I would eventually like to incorporate a barbell, also, but that’s still a bit of a ways off. Baby steps. (I hate baby steps!)

Oh, I also dumped my doctor.  She was the most incompetent mofo I’ve ever dealt with. I am an easy patient to work with — pretty passive, pretty patient, compliant within reason, but not a complete dipshit.  She, however, managed to exhaust my passivity and my patience with her endless foolery, so we totally broke up. It was explosive and dramatic, and if I could do it again, it would be full of way more zingers that I only thought of saying after the fact (ain’t it always the way?). On the hunt for a different clinic now, and hopefully, better health care.

See you in 5lbs!!

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6 thoughts on “Checking in…

  1. Way to go Erin! I appreciate your blogs because it gives me the encouragement to strive for my own healthy choices. Many days I feel tired and just want to relax my own diet but this gives me motivation to continue… thanks :) Erin I find in reading your blogs, post and counter arguments that I really like what you have to say. I find your ideas and beliefs are always well though out and well articulated with usually much insight. The more I read your stuff, the more I like and admire you. So I just wanted to let you know, you’re awesome and keep up the good fight ;)

    BTW… I hate most doctors too. It seems that they generally don’t listen and really don’t have a clue. They are frustrating to deal with.

    • Aw, Travis, thank you so much. That means a tremendous amount to me. I wouldn’t have nearly as many opportunities to share my ideas and beliefs if you didn’t post so many provocative Facebook topics, so thank you for that! ;)

      Wishing you every kind of success on your dieting journey. I have every reason to believe that you can rock that shit!

  2. I love love love your blogs! I’m so impressed with your over all lifestyle change! You are the inspiration for every pound I have lost and will continue to lose! Keep up the good work!
    I had a fabulous time with you at my b-day party. Super fun! Thank you again for coming and hanging out! Love you OH so much! xoxox

    • Thank you punkinpie! Having great friends like you with me on this little excursion has been more helpful than you’ll know. And I am so very proud of you and your progress, too! I had a wonderful time at your bday party, too! Lots of good laughs and all of my favorite people. Your mom is so funny. lol Love you too! :D xoxoxo

  3. Hi Erin, I just found you through Calorie Counter site and started following your blog. I love your writing and your attitude towards weight loss. Good luck with your big plan! You will totally make it. You are just in the right frame of mind.

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