Revisiting Ideal Protein

One of my greatest achievements during summer 2013 was bidding adieu to 35 pounds of what I lovingly call "Robust Karen (RK)." With the supervision of Dr. Kate Canfield of HealthPoint Acupuncture and Natural Medicine and the unyielding support of my mom, I utilized the Ideal Protein Protocol along with my running and gym rat... Continue Reading →

Week 4: Ideal Protein

TEN!? TEN POUNDS!? Oh goodness! I can't believe it! I was a little uneasy at the office today because I really wanted to clear the ten pound mark. "Just under two pounds," slowed me down a bit as I stepped on the scale, but once I did the math in my head, exhilaration quickly took... Continue Reading →

Week 3: Ideal Protein

After a nice three day trip and a couple of days at home, weigh-in numero three showed up. Another abbreviated week due to my flight schedule, but another successful weeks worth of no cheats! I was thrilled when the tape measure was cinched a little tighter, and my feet felt like they were air! I... Continue Reading →

Week 2: Ideal Protein

My first check in with Dr. Kate since starting IP. I behaved myself in Dublin, which surprised me more than anyone else. It would appear that I can do things if I put my mind to it. Working with IP while traveling was easier than I originally thought. The key is access to hot water,... Continue Reading →

Week 1: Ideal Protein

I have had enough. I am kicking "the slightly overweight, but still beautiful, older sister" (true story, Christmas 2009) version of Karen out of the door for good. She loves food too much, eats when she's bored or stressed, and just can't seem to say no to anything that smells good. While she's full of... Continue Reading →

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