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Erik Epskamp
Works at Huron Valley Ambulance
Attended Washtenaw Community College
Lives in Tecumseh, MI
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After getting scolded by my doc, replacing my Jawbone UP with a fitbit Charge HR,  and beginning lent in the last 2 weeks I have lost over 6 pounds! 

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Hello WW Peeps, well I am back at it again after a visit with my Doc that was not great. Still overweight and still not controlling my type II diabetes well. A1c is over 8  (that means avg glucose around 200. 

So I am being threatened with Insulin and have again been told to consider bariatric options. I am now on an appetite suppressant as well as doubling up on my statin. 

Went to a meeting last week and the weight is 252. I am getting back to tracking again. I replaced my non working UP with a Fitbit Charge HR and am paying attention to steps and sleep. Next will be exercising again. 

Wish me luck
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you can do this Erik. Tracking, moving, and meetings are the best things you can do for you. Find a meeting you're happy with and stay within your numbers. Seven years ago, I was on high cholesterol, and  70 pounds overweight. I'm now off my meds, and under 10 pounds away from goal and off the meds. Yes it took a long time ( my fault here not fully committed to plan.) , but so worth it.
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PBS tries to piece together the Chris McCandless story using new interviews.
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Great movie quote that applies to real life #57..." Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. "
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My mind is going, Dave.  I can feel it.
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Thanks +Heath Borton, this is great
 
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!

BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.

JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?


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Raise a glass, here's to a year of good health, laughter, love, blessings prosperity and enough adversity to keep us humble - HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Never forget...
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Really confused.... it is Friday and since I am not at work I do not know what to do.
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Happy thanksgiv.ing everyone!
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The first 40 seconds is musical bliss to my brain...The Who - Eminence Front
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- 3.4 pounds, finally something good to report
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Outstanding Erik!
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Education
  • Washtenaw Community College
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  • Saginaw Valley State University
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Gender
Male
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Occupation
Paramedic Instructor-Coordinator
Skills
AHA ACLS and BLS instructor, PHTLS Instructor, PEPP Coordinator
Employment
  • Huron Valley Ambulance
    Paramedic IC, 1992 - present
    Instructor-Coordinator Senior Paramedic
  • EMTS Ambulance
    Paramedic, 1998 - 1992
    Paramedic
  • Saginaw Faith Ambulance
    EMT
    Emergency Medical Technician
  • Mayville Area Ambulance Service
    Volunteer EMT
    Emergency Medical Technician
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Tecumseh, MI
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Toledo, OH - Mayville, MI
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