Hey there. I’m Erin! I’m a proud mom and an intermittent fasting fanatic!
I’m married to an amazing and very supportive husband, and we have two precious little boys.
The above pictures captures our current life rather well — chaotic, distracted, and a whole lot of fun!
Why intermittent Fasting?
You could say I’m a typical mom, who shares the typical struggle with my weight. Pregnancy added some dramatic ups and downs (as expected), but it’s been a struggle my entire adult life.
In early 2018, I discovered intermittent fasting. and it’s been an obsession ever since. In my heart of hearts, I believe it’s the magic bullet.
Heck – what diet can actually compete with “free, uncomplicated, and time saving?!”
I hesitated to start this blog because I thought I should cross the finish line first.
I’d love to have dramatic before and after pictures, but I’m not there yet. You’re catching me in the middle.
While my story might not yet be aspirational, I hope it’s relatable.
I have two motivations with this blog – to help others and help myself.
I’m so excited about what intermittent fasting can do, and it’s time to share it with the world!
Like others who’ve inspired me, I hope I can play a role in making others’ lives better too.
In a similar manner, I look forward to improving as well. I will be spending a lot of my time and energy writing and reflecting on health and fasting.
It also won’t be easy to hide, when I’m sharing my ups and downs for everyone to read.
Blogs are not for the faint of heart.
Let’s Talk Numbers
I’m currently down 40 pounds after giving birth to my second son in September of 2017. The majority of that weight was lost prior to my fasting journey.
I followed Tim Ferris’ slow carb diet. It was low carb for the most part, but it also incorporated legumes (a.k.a. beans, lot and lots of beans). I appreciated that it was a healthy diet, and focused more on “what you ate” vs. “counting how much you ate”.
Nonetheless, I feel off the wagon because of what I call “dieters fatigue”. Fair or not, I felt deprived and missed having the freedom to eat outside the approved food list.
After falling off that diet, it was then that I discovered intermittent fasting.
I’d love to say that I immediately stuck to it, but that’s not what happened. 2018 ended up being the year of maintenance. I was off and on again, and made too many poor food choices.
Considering my inconsistent approach, maintenance was actually a pretty big victory. That fact alone, shows the power of intermittent fasting. No terrifying diet rebound over here!
My Finish Line
I have 30 pounds to lose to get to “goal”. This may or may not seem like a lot to you, but to me it feels like a big mountain to climb.
Even though I’ve lost 40 pounds this feels like my new starting point. I’ve been down this road many times. Starting is often easier than finishing.
Well enough is enough. I’m going to get there, and I look forward to having you join me. I cannot wait to share my story with you, and look forward to hearing yours as well.
We’ve got this!