|Anne took care of business like she does her lucky patients!|
Anne is a dear friend of mine and the brilliant blogger behind CarbTripper, a fun double dose of healthy living and some amazing imagery Anne shoots with her camera.
I first started counting at 205 – 210 when I started blogging – a full two months after I started low carbing. So add another 15 – 20 pounds on top of that. I never really weighed, so I don’t have an “official” starting weight. I didn’t even own a scale! But I’ve gone from a 2X in scrubs to a Medium. Almost ready for a small…. Almost! And size 48 (men’s) jeans to 32. Size 24 women’s blouse to size 14.
Wow! Pretty amazing, no? Whether or not she knows her starting weight, you can absolutely see the difference in Anne’s pictures, and those speak for themselves over what the scale says anyway, right? What especially inspires me about Anne is her fun attitude as well as the kind of work Anne selflessly pursues: hospice nursing. If you’ve ever had a loved one in a hospice, you know the dedication, devotion and care that goes into the job of caring for families in their most difficult hours. Anne faces so much difficulty and emotion, and has shown through her great attitude and resiliency that she is able to stick to her health goals and not wallow in a pint of ice cream.
From a women’s 2X to a medium, now the girl has to put rocks in her pockets to keep from blowing away in the wind. Find out more about how my fun-loving friend has overcome difficulty to fall into a plan she never intentionally began… and how like the true cool hepcat she is, she kept on going! And be sure to send her some love in the comments below.
- Name: Anne
- Age: 50
- Height: 5’2″
- Weight Lost: 80+ pounds and counting.
- Exercise: Mostly walking, stretching, and rebounding. (You know – a baby trampoline!) Sometimes ride my bike – even indoors – it’s on a trainer. Resistance bands, and isometrics for toning. Even a little P90X when ever I can.
Anne is the best. The BEST! I check her blog every day, and she is a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. She is so supportive of others too, you can find her comments all over the blogosphere. Plus she is so creative – and funny — and honest. And her photos are great, too! You go, girl!
Anne H says
Thanks for your awesome writing!
Such a shout out!
Michele Chastain says
Awesome and inspiring story! And now I have another blog to add to my list! 🙂 Thank you.
I'm going to check out your blog right now 🙂
Loved the story about Anne. I know she is a sweet woman – just didn't know she is such a good friend of yours.
Yay Anne! 🙂 I'm happy to have been able to know her through her blog as well. She definitely is a sweety and has made such and amazing change.
I've been following Anne for quite a while. She really is awesome and her blog is so much fun.
But I found your blog from Oct's blog. I just started on a low carb diet about 2 weeks ago, and am happy to have found yours now.
My Metamorphosis~ says
Anne sounds like one cool chick! I am off to find that blog of hers. Thanks for this great post!
I love how flexible Anne is in her approach… not afraid to tweak it, to try new things, to experiment. And all with her typical quirky sense of humor!