Such a Deal!

As you know, I’m following the EatRightFitness plan in an effort to be ready for bikini season – a daunting task when you’re 34 years old and a food blogger. Dr. Roger Adams, at the helm of ERF, has customized meal and workout plans for me, and has been a great help in our two phone consultations, including analyzing when I get hungry during the day and adding helpful proteins and fruits to my plan, and suggesting alternate exercises when I tell him my malformed elbows prevent proper push-ups. And while I’m not back to exactly where I want to be yet, I’m happy with my progress and so is he.

Me in July
A bunch of you have asked for details on my plan. So I asked Gomez if he would like to cut Big Hungry Nation a deal. He said yes! So here it is:

  • Go to http://mywinwebpage.com/docadams/index.aspx and enter 'shelby' as your Preferred Customer Code upon checkout for 20 percent off your entire order of Dr. Adams’ nutritional products.
  • Or, if you want to do what I’m doing, sign up for a Get Started Special on a 90-day Weight Loss Program for only $99 for BHS readers. This phase usually costs $150, so you’re getting a bargain. Just send Roger a message via his website at eatrightfitness.com or e-mail him directly at roger@eatrightfitness.com and mention you are a BHS reader or follower; he will send you everything you need to get started.

Now, I’m inclined to tell you that $150 is worth it to feel better, look better, and be better, but come on, who doesn’t like to get such a great deal on something like this? It’s funny how I can rationalize spending $150 on shoes or dinner, but it seems like so much when it comes to losing weight. However, having worked with Gomez now for three weeks, I can tell you that this is worth it. The diet is not nearly as hard to stick to as I thought it would be, though no starches at dinner seems like a tough row to hoe in the abstract. Plus, the workouts, while really hard, are producing results already. My friends told me over the weekend they can see my weight loss in my face, while I can see it in my back and legs already.

I haven’t tried any of Gomez’s (you get why I call him that, right? The Addams Family?) supplements yet, but it may be something I will consider as we get closer to my beach vacation in July. If you live outside the Southern Tier, don’t worry: Roger will conduct your consultations over the phone if that’s better for you, and he’s great with e-mail support as well. In addition to his clients here, he coaches some pretty buff Texans in the Dallas area, so his guidance travels well.

If this kind of coaching isn’t your bag, I get that, too. There’s a different answer for each body, and for some, that answer is “bacon,” while for others, it’s “5K.” I just know I benefit from having rules and a definite goal. I’m a Virgo, Type A, anal retentive control freak, and I love me some rules like I love me a bacon cheeseburger with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and homemade pickles. Speaking of which, here’s a sneak peek at a future review, which was my cheat meal on Saturday:

Don’t freak out. I didn’t eat all the fries.
 Sweet Jesus. My hunger is big, my personality is bigger!


  1. For me its 5k with a side of bacon!! You're doing great! We'll be back in our bikinis in no time at all!

  2. God made me a yankee, but not a runner. I give you props for every mile, baby girl.