I’ve been terrible at this whole bloging thing lately. Combination of excuses really. My mother’s been in town which means I have very little time to myself/limited access to internet. That and a lot of international trips as well as general…sadness, among other things. Anyway, this blog is mainly about my losing weight so I’ll focus on that.
The travels have made it impossible to stick to Cohen. That and a problem that started late last year. So right around early December, I started to notice a lot more hair was falling than normal. As I mentioned before, I have several co-workers who are on the same diet and they’ve experienced the same thing. The clinic here recommends Biotin but when I contacted the American one, they told me hair loss wasn’t related to weight loss. I ignored them and started taking Biotin. But it didn’t help. I did some research online and got nowhere. Then the holidays rolled around and I wasn’t worrying about it much. I was too busy enjoying myself at home.
Fast forward to about a month later. I’d say I’ve been following the diet about 75% of the time, in hopes that eating a little more fat will help my hair. My theory didn’t work and I finally forced myself to see a dermatologist after several people commented on how my crown was noticeably thinning. Turns out I have telogen effluvium. In short, I could lose up to 85% of my hair in the next couple months. It’ll grow back afterwards but at this point, there’s little I can do.
So. I mourned my long beautiful black virgin hair and I’m trying to move on. I’ve cut my hair to about chin length. I’m not allowed to blow dry it so it doesn’t look very nice but it’ll do. As for Cohen, I’m going to refeed in the next few weeks. At least so I can maintain my weight for March/early April while I’m traveling for work. I’ll see if my hair starts to grow back and I’ll try my best to exercise and continue to lose without Cohen. I’ve read enough on here and online/am a sensible person.
I know calories in < calories out for me to lose weight. I’m thinking of cardio two times a week and weight training once a week to start. Since I haven’t exercised in ages, I don’t want to go back to my two-a-days I was doing like a year ago. Or wait. That was two years ago. Anyway, with travel etc. this won’t be easy but I’ll find a way. I will get down to a size 4/6. And hopefully somewhere around 120lbs. One way or another.
Now where does this blog come in to play? I’m hoping it will keep me disciplined and motivated. I need that. Especially now that my closest Cohener quit. Here’s to the blogosphere! Let’s do this!