Thursday, September 2, 2010

R2P2D4

Sept. 2, 2010
Round 2 Phase 2 Day 4
Weight 214.8 Down 8.4 lbs

1:24 PM


Don't know why I put yesterday as day 5 but phase 2 is the low cal phase and I am on day 4 of that...

Anyway, I'm doing ok on the diet. Haven't cheated but it's been really hard! I still am hoping it is due to not enough fat on my gorge days, in which case it will pass. The hunger is bad in the morning and sometimes at night b4 I go to bed. I'm ok when I eat my meal, I am satisfied for awhile, but when the hunger hits, and it's not time to eat yet, grrr.

I made myself a steak last night with my lil mini contact grill, and OMG it was awful!

I have a date tomorrow night with my BFF Leanne and we're going to Outback Steakhouse, I am going to have a steak and salad and I know that steak is gonna be AWESOME! We're also gonna go to the movies, where I will not need to have anything, but I may have to order water or tea to drink just to have something to do with my hands while I'm there! Might take some cinnamon apples with me, just incase I need to munch, but if we eat 1st I should be fine.

OK so today I had some grilled chicken on a lettuce salad with some sweet and tangy mustard dressing I made, it was really good! I also added my grisini breadsticks to the salad I really like that cuz it's almost like croutons. I am going to use some precooked gound beef and cabbage to make a sort of chili tonight. Not sure how it will be, but so far, when I make cabbage, it takes on whatever flavor you put in it. I figured if I do it right it oughta be good!!

OK gonna go watch Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares!!

Love,
T

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HCG R2P2D5

Sept. 1st, 2010
Round 2 Phase 2 Day 5
Weight 216.2 Down 7 lbs since Day 3!

7:12 AM


Well this has been cool! I mean I am feeling hungry in the morning, course I gotta get up at 5:30 so that sux! But I have not cheated. I feel great that I'm back down to my lowest HCG weight! I am so excited about getting back to the old me again! I really like my energy and I am already seeing that change in me. I am awake from 5:30 am till night when I go to bed. I went to bed before 11 PM last night! That hasn't happened in awhile!! Now I am awake and feel pretty charged and ready for the day. Gonna have me some coffee, shower, brush my teeth and go to Wal-Mart! I wanna buy a new brush for the cat. He got fleas and I sprayed him the other day now I wanna brush out his fur and the brush I have doesn't seem to get to his skin under the thick underfur...

ANYWAY! Ok I am rambling now, I gotta go...

Love,
T

Monday, August 30, 2010

HCG Round 2 Day 3

August 30, 2010
R2D3
Weight 223.2 up 2 lbs from my 1st day on drops

7:30 am


Well I pigged out as best I could this weekend but it was hard cuz I just really didn't want to eat that much! I should have packed on more weight but oh well guess we are gonna see how I feel this week! Hopefully it wont be too bad!

My last HCG weight before was either 218 or 216 depending on which I chose to look at LOL If you remember I had some problems at the end due to a major sunburn. I never was really sure what the weight was. I guess if ya go with the 218 it makes me feel like I did better on maintenance!

Anyway, this is a new round and I am looking forward to losing again! I've been up since 5:30 AM (Lisa has to leave here earlier this year due to highschool). I noticed last night I was sweating all night! GROSS! I don't know if this could be a side effect of the drops or not, I don't remember having that problem last time but I know sometimes hormones can make women have night sweats. It was NOT hot in this house I can tell ya that, however I was hot all night and still am this morning! The kids are freezing and I am not turning the air up cuz I burn up if I do! Oh well they are leaving soon!

YAY SCHOOL STARTED AGAIN! hehehehe

It's cool but it sux too cuz I kinda like my kids ya know! I miss them when they are gone and it is too dang quiet here after they leave. All last week, I slept like all day, and then could not sleep at night. So, my schedule got way out of whack! Last night I went to bed b4 12 and so far have stayed up since getting up at 5:30. I hope, now that I'm back on the drops and this low cal phase, I can get back to the normal schedule I was keeping before.

OH by the way I have maintained my kitchen too and kept up with laundry all during mantenance!!! We cleaned house hard before we left for Colorado and it is not perfect by any means but for us it is pretty clean! I still have a lot of projects I need to get to so I am hoping to put my energy (when it comes back) into the house!

My energy has been crap lately. It was slowing down before we went to Co but while there I ate so poorly, I got away from my fruits n veggies and had way too many starches. That continued when we got home, not as much as while on vaca but still I was not eating as well as I should have been. I'd have 1 or 2 veggies or fruits a day instead of making that my main foods. I noticed a HUGE difference in how I felt. Mike keeps saying he misses the energetic me! Man I do too!! Let's see if round 2 does for me what round 1 did!

Anyway, I guess I should get off here. Just did my drops and have to wait 30 minutes b4 drinking, eating or smoking. That's next for me, I wanna quit smoking too, I just don't think I can do it while I am also dieting! Infact that's the only bad thing about the diet, I have started smoking more since I began the diet than I did before. I think it is my way of coping with the urges to munch, instead I'm grabbing a smoke... Not good but I'll deal with that hurdle next!

Love,
T

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Last week of Maintenance

I know I haven't posted in weeks! I have been very busy! I went to my mom's during the 1st week of maintenance and gained a few pounds while I was there but got down to my HCG weight when I got home. I just got back from an even LONGER trip where almost EVERY meal was junk! LOTS of starches and hardly any veggies and fruits. I tell ya my body really feels it now. I got back home and had gained about 5 pounds over my last HCG weight! I am planning to buckle down this week now that we are home and we can restock our groceries with all the healthy fruits and veggies I am so needing! I am most likely going to do a round 2 starting the end of this month.

Good news, my trip to Colorado was AWESOME! I was able to hike to the top of a water fall and the main issue I had was with breathing just cuz of the thin air. I was sore as heck after we went horseback riding but I was ABLE TO DO IT!!!!!!! I cannot express how good it felt to be capable of doing things I would not have been able to do a year ago today!

Not gonna let this set back ruin all my progress. I refuse to give up. I still see myself skinny in the future and by GOD I am determined to make it happen!

Love,
T

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 6 Phase 3

July 17, 2010
Day 6 Phase 3
Weight, 216.6

10:30 AM

Have to make this short as I need to go walk! I am sorry I haven't blogged but I have been otherwise occupied! I am still holing at around 216 which is good. Not losing anything which is also ok if I end up only maintaining the next 6 weeks then so be it! I still look and feel better than I have in years! I went out Thursday for karaoke had a few drinks which were diet friendly! Made up a drink with rum club soda and vanilla cream stevia! I have a date with Leanne tonight, unless she bails on me, but we're supposed to go to The Colony for a Happy Hour Party with some people we grew up with.

Just had an omelette with turkey sausage, red bell peppers, onion and cheese topped with picante and on the side a half an orange. Was delish! Gonna go walk around the block now!

Be back soon!
T

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 3 Phase 3

July 14, 2010
Day 3 Phase 3
Weight, 215.8, down 2.4 from yesterday!

1:30 PM


Been out visiting people today! Felt good to be out of the house. Went through a box of stuff we got when we went to Mema's Funeral. Was a bunch of really beautiful antique serving dishes and candy dishes and stuff. Visited with my sis in law for awhile then went to my friend Jennifer's house where 2 of my 3 kids spent the night last night and visited with her till a little after 12. Got hungry and had to come on home for lunch!

Speaking of food...
Had eggs this morning,so good! I 1st grilled chopped onion and bell pepper in olive oil, till they were just starting to get browned, poured eggs scrambled with dill weed and salt n pepper over the onion and peppers and stirred it a little, let that set and flipped then sprinkled with a little bit of shredded cheese and folded it over like an omelette topped that with Pace Picante Sauce!!! OMG This was the best omelette ever! LOL on the side I had 2 sausage links and 1/2 a Fuji Apple in slices.. Very filling breakfast that's why I didn't get hungry till noon!

Lunch, was 1 can tuna fish with mayo, hamburger dill pickles, bell pepper, carrots and celery all mixed together with some onion powder, salt, pepper and ground mustard, to make a very good tuna salad. Put that on top of a bed of lettuce and on the side had 2 Melba rounds and a serving of these cheese crisps I found that are nothing but parmesan cheese. They are good to me, like having a chip or cracker but ZERO starches!!!!! HELL YEAH!! Tastes kinda like a really strong cheese nips cracker... That was the best tuna salad ever I think! That whole meal was under 400 calories too!

Gonna try to have a snack between lunch and dinner but it will be hard!

Also I plan to make meatloaf for dinner tonight!! YUM!

ummm Oh the weight thing... I was worried a bit when yesterday was up 2.2 lbs from Monday. But with my actual last day of drops weight being 218 that was fine. As long as I do not go over 218 by more than 2 lbs I am still in maintenance. HOWEVER I am still gonna see if I can get myself down to 200 before I start a real maintenance phase. Just got off the drops so I can be more relaxed while on Vacation and already be used to eating this way so my choices will just be 2nd nature by then. Once I reach 200 I will take a 6 week break to allow my body to get used to the new weight and that is supposed to help your skin catch up to your body too.. I don't wanna have the extra skin flapping on me ya know??

OH I went for a walk this morning. I bought some hand held 2 lb weights to use while walking! LOL I felt a little silly but I did it anyway! I was POWER WALKING! LOL Those 2 lbs weights really do make ya burn when ya use them! I just did some more arm work here in my living room! Just enough to feel the muscle warming up not too much don't wanna over do just wanna start toning my muscles up to prepare for hiking in the mountains! OMG I am so excited to be going to Colorado!

OK, I know Amanda wants to get on the computer for awhile so I'm gonna end this here...

Check back later or tomorrow!!
T

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 2 Phase 3

July 13, 2010
Day 2 Phase 3
Weight 218, up but thats about where I should be now for phase 3 maintenance...

8:20 PM

Well, kinda bored and lonely right now, my kids are all staying with friends for the night and Mike has gone to bed...

I did good today had yogurt with strawberries and pecans with vanilla cream stevia for breakfast, celery with cream cheese for a snack, lunch was a burger without the bun and orange slices with garlic melba rounds and dinner was a taco salad!! Was so good!!

I am thinking I'll chill out in front of the tube now and either watch a movie or play the Xbox... Have a good night!!!!

T

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 1 Phase 3

July 12, 2010
Day 27, 1st day of Phase 3
Weight 216, down 23.2 lbs
Lost 23 Inches total!

4:00 PM


I am so sorry I am so late to post today. I was very busy earlier today and am just now really getting a chance to just post!
I'm so thrilled that I was able to start phase 3 today. Had a great breakfast and lunch and even a snack after lunch! OMG I had no idea apples in cashew butter would be SO GOOD! I have to go buy more cashew butter and some almond butter. I went to the store and got some sugar free snacks that are allowed on this phase. Pudding cups and fudgesicles and popsicles. I can have these things on this phase, just don't want to live on them LOL. I think I prefer the fruit snack anyway! Didn't even have a morning snack, wasn't hungry and was not home either! Got to go shopping today and bought a new outfit! Got a top and shorts and both are a size smaller than I have been buying!!! That is an awesome feeling!!!!!!I have decided that I am going to try to continue to lose weight while on the phase 3 diet. This part is so much like Doug Kauffman's Phase 2 diet I know I will lose weight while eating this way. What I want to do is get down to 200 (only 16 lbs from there) Then have a 6 week maintenance phase, then if I feel I need a boost to help me get started losing again I'll start a round 2 of the HCG. I am making dinner tonight, well I have plans to make dinner all week!! Glad to be doing that again!!

This is so wierd.... all of my kids are gone right now.... This house is so eerily quiet, even with the birds chirping in the chimney and the TV on!! LOL

Well off to start getting dinner stuff ready for tonight!!

Back soon
T

Sunday, July 11, 2010

HCG Day 26

July 11, 2010
Day 26, 3rd day off HCG drops
Day 24 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 217.2, down 22 lbs

1:00 PM

Well I am so excited to start my phase 3!!! I have my week's menu already planned out! Can finally make meals for the whole family that I can eat too! Really lookin forward to it! Think I may see if i can lose a few more pounds this 1st week on phase 3 then just maintain that weight for 6 weeks. I'd like to have a nice round 25 pounds lost ya know???
Just realised I forgot to change the sate on yesterday's blog! LOL It was a long day!! Gonna go for now! waiting on Mike to get home with groceries!

Cya soon!
T

5:20 PM

Just had my dinner for my last day on 500 cals. I'm so excited to start eating tomorrow!! I have already printed out a menu for the week for all meals and snacks! Got a meatloaf night (without bread crumbs but thats cool) Basil pork chops night, steak night, Mikes gonna do a drunken turkey on Sunday!! Just a lot of stuff I'm excited to finally be able to have again! Gonna be wierd. Just have to stick with the proper serving sizes and I'll be fine!
I'll pop back in tomorrow!

T

Saturday, July 10, 2010

HCG Day 25

July 10, 2010
Day 25, 2 days off HCG drops
Day 23 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 217.8, down 21.4 lbs

6:30 AM


As far as the weight goes it is really too early in the morning to be sure. I am up early to get ready to go to Canton for a funeral. My Mema passed away and the Funeral is at 10 am. I'll check my weight again before I get dresse after I dry my hair, but it will still be earlier than my normal weigh in time! It does look like the water pills helped with the swelling in my forehead though! YAY!! I didn't end up looking like a cat person!

Cya later
T

Friday, July 9, 2010

HCG Day 24

July 9, 2010
Day 24, 1st day off HCG drops
Day 22 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 218, down 21.2 lbs

1:20 PM


OK so I am sorry this is late again! Been otherwise occupied! I decided to stop the drops. Yesterday was my last day on them, now I have 3 more days of 500 cals then I can start phase 3, maintenance! I am up .2 today but the sunburn has really caused a major fluid retention. Bad enough my forehead is swollen!! I took a water pill this morning (had to go buy them) and am drinking LOTS of water. I am hoping my face doesn't look like a cat tomorrow morning at my Mema's Funeral! THAT WOULD SUCK!

Anyway I chose to make yesterday my last day so my new phase would start on Monday! Thought that would make it easier to keep track of than the middle of the week thing!

OK gonna get off here, my daughter wants to get on the computer!!!

Be back later!

T

Thursday, July 8, 2010

HCG Day 23

July 8, 2010
Day 23 on HCG drops
Day 21 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 217.8, down 21.4 lbs

9:30 AM


OMG WOO HOOO Finally broke the 20 lbs mark!!!! I was told to expect a gain from the sunburn and from the swimming and walking, but I seem to have lost instead! Nearly 2 whole pounds!! I'm just so happy I finally broke 20 lbs! I'd like to hit 25 by the time I go to phase 3, but will be happy with whatever I have after this point!

back later

T

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

HCG Day 22

July 7, 2010
Day 22 on HCG drops
Day 20 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 219.6, down 19.6 lbs


2:45 PM


Sorry this is so late! I took the kids to Hawaiian Falls today and am just now getting home and trying to catch up on my blog!!

I am only down .4 today cuz I weighed in earlier than I have been lately. I was trying to get out of the house early cuz I had stuff to do before they opened!

Got there bout 10:45, I bought sunblock but of course I didn't use it! Man will I NEVER Learn?? I took sliced apples sprinkled with cinnamon to snack on and a chicken wrao (cooked chicken breast wrapped in lettuce) for lunch. Actually I'm very hungry now even though I ate lunch there and had about half my apples. Swimming always makes me work up a hunger! Brought LOTS of water too so that's good! We have season passes for me and the kids plus extra day passes so this will become hopefully at least a weekly event! Such great exercise!! I was bummed though cuz the way I like to float in the river they wont let me do anymore! I used the kid life vest to kick back on and kick my legs and use my arms to swim the river. I hate HATE the big huge intertubes they have there so I left a suggestion for them to invest in noodles! Anyway, still it's fun the kids LOVE it! OK I am tired and I wanna chill out. Talk to ya soon!

T

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HCG Day 21

July 6, 2010
Day 21 on HCG drops
Day 19 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 220, down 19.2 lbs


11:00 am

Well I'm officially at 220, that is less than I've been in years!! That feels great!! I plan to only be on the drop for 4 more days! 4 more days on the drops then 3 days on the 500 cal without the drops (it takes 3 days for the HCG to leave your system) then I go onto the 1st half of phase 3!! I have been attempting to make up some sample menus to help me follow protocol on phase 3. Both the 1st 3 weeks and the 2nd 3 weeks. I can't believe I only have a week till I go on to eating at least 1500 cals a day! I will be able to eat eggs, real ranch dressing (I'll make my own) basically I can eat just about whatever I want when I want just no starches or sugars, also I need to go easy on dairy (CHEESE!) they recommend low fat dairy but I don't like to have low fat dairy I think the real stuff is better for you. I was told I can still have the breadsticks and melba toasts I have been having. Which is good cuz I love the garlic breadstick in my salad! LOL. Anyway, I will be on excel for awhile today trying to make up sample menus for my next 6 weeks of the protocol! I'm excited and nervous about it.

T

Monday, July 5, 2010

HCG Day 20

July 5, 2010
Day 20 on HCG drops
Day 18 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 220.8, down 18.4 lbs

10:36 am


Bout to take a new face pic, hope to see a little difference from last week. I am only 4 pounds lighter though so it may not show as much as the last one did. Still I am pleased to have seen a good 1.2 down today!!

My allergies are still buggin me but I am gonna try to go without meds today. At least till tonight if I need them to get to sleep!

Had a steak burger last night with cabbage on the side. I was missing my cheese though. Not so much missing the bun, but the cheese and mayo would have been nice. Just about a week longer and I can start having that again. Long as it is low fat cheese ;)

Will be back later

T

Sunday, July 4, 2010

HCG Day 19

July 4, 2010
Day 19 on HCG drops
Day 17 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 222, down 17.2 lbs


9:35 AM


Well I am kinda bummed but not surprised I didn't lose more today. I'm at the point where right now, making my allergies tolerable is more important than wether or not to take something that may stall my loss. This HCG stuff is so sensitive to any little thing it's not funny! That's ok, cuz I know I am still doing very good! I still see this as having lost 17 lbs in 17 days! My last day on the drops is supposed to be the 10th of July. I have timed it so I can be on the 2nd half of the maintenance phase when we go on Vacation. Not that I plan to start eating tons of junk as soon as I hit that phase. I have come to realize that eating lots of junk is never gonna be ok. NOT if I want to stay healthy and strong and be here to watch my kids grow up! This way of eating has given me the knowledge that I can eat good tastey food and it doesn't have to be covered in melted cheese, or gravy or have bread with it to be good! LOL That's not to say I won't indulge in a good old burger once in a while, or some pizza, but it will become the rarity instead of the regular. My healthy food choices are to become the regular food choices now! This is what will make all the difference for me. Realizing my "diet" is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle change. I know everyone says that about every diet, but nothing I have done in the past has stuck, nor have I felt this strongly about it before. I think doing the hcg gave me a major boost because of the energy it has given me and that has given me more confidence that I can do this!

I'm still dealing with allergies and so for the time being my energy is not as high as it was a week ago. But the Benedryl makes me sleepy!! I was able to sleep last night in fact I went to bed at 10:30 and got up about 7 to do my drops then back to bed till 9 AM!

It's 4th of July, we never really do anything much for the 4th so I'm not having any food issues to deal with. Just gonna be a normal eating day for me. If Mike wants to cook out he can just throw me a piece of chicken or steak on the grill too!! LOL

Back later

T

10:48 AM

Yay! I got my flavored Stevia drops! I now can sweeten my coffee with Hazelnut Cream, Vanilla Cream or Chocolate!! I can also use any of these flavors in smoothies or any other sweet treats I may come up with!

WOO HOO!

T

Saturday, July 3, 2010

HCG Day 18

July 3, 2010
Day 18 on HCG drops
Day 16 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 222.4, down 16.8 lbs


8:50 PM


Sorry it is so late! I have bad allergies still and got me some benadryl. It made me very sleepy all afternoon. Just got back from dinner and a movie with the family. We went to Cotton Patch Cafe and I had a burger patty with no bun, all the fixins on the side, I added the pickles and mustard. I also had a side of steamed broccoli! I was able to pass on the rolls and not grab a fry from my kids plate!! LOL I'd say that is a raging success! Now I am aware that because I mixed veggies (pickles and broccoli) and ate something not on the protocol (broccoli) I may stall, but I am willing to live with that. BECAUSE I feel that the way I did choose to eat was healthy choices and it will pay off in the long run! I did make the choices I will be making for the rest of my life! That is what this is all about after all! Life style changes, not doing without just to lose the weight so you can start to eat badly all over again!

OK I gotta rest, my nose is still pluggin up on the left side!! OMG been going on for days and though the benadryl is helping some, I'm still not feeling great!

Be back tomorrow hopefully with better news!

T

Friday, July 2, 2010

HCG day 17

July 2, 2010
Day 17 on HCG drops
Day 15 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 221.6 down 17.6 lbs



10:15 am

OMG I feel like crap today! Got bad allergies and have to wait till Mike gets home cuz all I can take is Benadryl and Vitamin C!

OK about last night!

Wow had a REALLY good time! I sang my butt off and was really great! I don't usually toot my own horn about my singing but I think I was singing better than I do when I'm drinking. I had more control over my voice. I sang some of my favs that I don't do all the time. Got to get a big voice on There Are Wose Things I Could Do, from the movie Grease. I got to get bluesy with Son Of A Preacherman. I got sweet with Everything I Do, Bryan Adams. And of course several country songs!! I was SO pumped after each song!! It was such a huge rush!!! I had a huge grin from ear to ear and I drank nothing but water with lemon all night!!

Ok so I have no loss of weight to report today. If I did anything that may have "caused" a stall it could be any number of things from yesterday that were different than usual.

1. Only ate 399 calories (500 or even a little over is best, I actually shorted myself 1 fruit and both breads yesterday!)
2. Was out till after midnight didn't get my full 8 hours of sleep
3. Had a LOT of lemon water last night (this should be fine but who knows)
4. Took a walk yesterday, but this should not have caused a stall.
5. I am sick, just allergies but it could be effecting me somehow??

See with this diet any little thing can set off a stall, or even a slight gain. I am just going to stay on program and try to get more food today. Eat everything I am supposed to! Rest a lot cuz I really don't feel well. Hopefully when Mike gets home I can have some relief with the Benadryl! Please GOD let me breathe again!! I'm just so glad the sinus thing didn't stop me from singing last night!

Oh by about 11:30 last night Leanne was pretty toasty and had not eaten so I made her order food at the bar. She got onion rings. That was really the hardest thing to resist LOL. I actually didn't feel a need to drink. I felt pretty pumped. Plus I had a cup of iced coffee while I was getting ready! I was not hungry either till the end of the night, that's also when I started getting really tired, I had a headache, had smoked WAY too many cigarettes (my next bad habit to stop) and was just ready to leave. But the place burned the 1st batch of onion rings and so we had to wait like 30 minutes!! I wasn't gonna leave without feeding her 1st tho, and Leanne said they were AWESOME, and they sure looked and smelled awesome, so I guess they were worth the wait! Oh, I was driving by the way, not Leanne!!! She rode with me and slept here last night! Yet another plus for me not drinking!!

Ummm I think I am done rambling for now!! Feeling tired and all stuffed up!!

Be back later!!

T

Thursday, July 1, 2010

HCG Day 16

July 1, 2010
Day 16 on HCG drops
Day 14 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 221.6 down 17.6 lbs


1:00 PM

Been busy this morning and so I am just now getting to the blog! I have my lunch already cookin will be eating it in a few! Chicken soup with celery! Smells so good!! Was so happy to find the scale go down over a pound! When I 1st got up today it was only .2, but after going back to sleep for awhile and then getting up later and going potty once more, I was down 1.4!!!

I have a test of my will tonight. I'm going out to sing karaoke! My plan is to go to Canuck's at they start at 8, so I'm hoping to get a good 2 hours in and by then I'll probably be getting tired and ready for bed so I am planning on coming home for bed around then. My bestest is coming out with me and she promised to support me and not let me give in to temptation. I really feel like I wont be tempted to drink though because I feel so great now and don't ever want that to go away!!

Oh and I don't know if this is connected to the hormones or if it's due to the rain we have been having but my sinuses are driving me nuts!! Been sneezing all day, nose keeps running! I better NOT be getting sick! I really want to sing tonight!!!!

T

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

HCG Day 15

June 30, 2010
Day 15 on HCG drops
Day 13 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 223.0 down 16.2 lbs


10:00 am


Well I have been awake since before 7 am again! LOL I actually am trying to stay on the same schedule with my drops and I usually do them between 7 and 7:30 am. I can't sleep past then anyway. I even stayed up till midnight last night. Man that's weird to think that is late for me now. I am so used to being unable to go to sleep till after 2 am! Since starting this program I am up by 7 awake all day and sleepy at night when I am supposed to be sleepy! Not during the day when I was sleepy before! I am only down .6 today. I am kinda bummed but not discouraged. All the literature says that is to be expected. There will be some small number days and even plateaus to get through. The 1st week is supposed to be dramatic numbers then it slows down a bit. My concern is, what if this smaller number is due to my having mixed tomato and onion with my lettuce last night? I'm gonna stick to 1 veg at a time from now on. That's the way Dr Simeons set it up so I'm gonna stick to it! Had a cup of coffee this morning. Yum... That is also better. My reaction to coffee used to send me way over the top. I could no longer handle the caffeine. It would make me very jittery and now it isn't doing that anymore! YAY I CAN HAVE COFFEE AGAIN! I am noticing a few minor breakouts on my scalp. Seems I remember going through that during 1 of my pregnancies too. May be a reaction to the hormone. I am also still pretty heavy on my TOM when I should be coming off tomorrow. I hope it doesn't go long due to the hormone. I know that IS a possible side effect! Read a comment on one HCG Forum of a woman who once her TOM started she stayed on it for weeks until she was off the drops! Please Dear God don't let that happen to me!!!!!!!!! Least the cramps are gone! That's better!!
OK gonna check facebook now!

T

10:30 am

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention, I had Mike do my measurements, still an issue with placement on my thigh, but I think we got it figured out! If we did this right then, I have lost 10.5 inches from all over my body since last week! I have lost like 3 inches around my ribcage alone! No wonder my bra is fitting differently. I have NOT lost a lot in my actual cup size though. I am kinda surprised at that.

Starting to get a little hungry, think I may have my fruit early...

T

1:00 pm

Having a sandwich of left over roast!! I used lettuce to "sandwich" it. I broke up 1 plain grissini on the bottom lettuce, sprinkled the lettuce with onion powder, salt n pepper, put a little mustard on there and 3.5 ounces of yummy roast!! It's everything I like on a roast sandwich except I usually have mayo and cheese, not mustard. Still really very good and the breadstick gives me the flavor of bread!

T

6:15 PM

Just had dinner. I made Basil Chicken for the family and a slightly different variation of the same thing for myself. They all said the chicken is awesome! I have to say mine was pretty good but needs some tweaking. Made my own tomato sauce for the 1st time so it was kinda watery and I'd like to make it more like the canned stuff... Made mached taters and green beans for the fam and was not even tempted to taste it. The taters kinda made me sick to smell them!! How weird is that?!

Still feeling good, been very productive. Made a new batch of precooked chicken for me and diced it all up into single servings baggies and put it in the freezer! Saved the broth. I accidentally cooked a few brehem so I strained the broth through a bunch of paper towels in a collander. It seems to have worked I didnt see all the fat on top when I was done, plus it got all the gunk out of the broth! Now I have 3, 2 cup containers of broth for making soups n stuff and a small container of broth to use when I want to sautee something. Made strawberry smoothies for me and the kids today, made mine 1st with no milk or cream and then made some for them with milk and a little cream, that turned out so thick I had to serve it in bowls! LOL They liked it though!

That's all for now,
T

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HCG Day 14

June 29, 2010
Day 14 on HCG drops
Day 12 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 223.6 down 15.6 lbs


9:50 AM


Got up at 7 and did my drops but since I didn't have to take anyone to school as Summer School is OVER I went back to bed. I got up about 1 1/2 hours later or so and that's when I weighed. Happy to see over a pound gone from yesterday!!

Back later

T

11:30 AM

Just had a small hurdle to cross. My daughters were having breakfast and Lisa was heating some sausage links in the microwave. I went in there to make some lemonade (cuz I wanted to try it). I mentioned how good the sausage smelled and it was making me feel hungry (of course) and it was hard on me, she then thought it was funny to wave her sausage in my face! I know she didn't understand how that made me feel, so I told her! I hope she gets it that I can't have her doing that, it was just plain mean! They both ended up making toast while I was still in the room which was also a smell that got to me! I just made me a cup of coffee and walked out of the room!! I did good stayed strong! Yay me!

Now if I could just get them to clean their ROOMS!

T

7:50 PM

Just finished dinner, taco salad, it was SO GOOD!!! I posted the recipe on my recipe blog so check it out! I'm feeling good, got all the old laundry caught up now I am working on the current stuff that was in the bedroom!! LOL Got the kids working on their rooms today! Wonders never cease!! I think I am gonna get off the computer for the night! I have been on facebook ALL DAY (between laundry and cooking and cleaning)!! I am so grateful for the HCG Friends I have made on facebook!!

T

Monday, June 28, 2010

HCG Day 13

June 28, 2010
Day 13 on HCG drops
Day 11 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 224.8 down 14.4 lbs


8:35 AM

Just dropped off Amanda for her last day of summer school! YAY! She passed her tests on Friday so today is just for picking up report cards! I am so proud of her!!!

Am THRILLED I lost almost 2 lbs yesterday!! I had tuna for lunch and a taco salad for dinner. I tried making my taco salad with ground steak, but I didn't like it as much as with ground hamburger. Plus I love taco salad with all the fixins so it was kinda blah. I'm gonna have my chicken salad with fruit medley today. I did that Saturday at the party and it was so good! I am looking forward to doing it again. I'll post the recipe today in my HCG Recipe Blog!

I read that constipation can be a problem on this diet but I'm having the opposite reaction. Only once or twice a day though, so it's not dehydrating me. Maybe it's cuz I am drinking like twice the amount of water that you have to. But I feel thirsty a lot so I drink a lot! I'm going through 4 - 5 quarts of water a day now!

I'm losing some inches but I haven't been able to get an accurate measurement. 1st time we did it we measured "wrong" 2nd time we did it nothing much had changed on the few we did get right. I have measured myself, just the parts I can, and I have lost about 1/2 inch on my neck and maybe a up to 2 on my waist. I'll have to wait for my hubby to measure me to be sure though and he'll do that Wed.

I have just about 2 more weeks on the drops and then the 3 days of 500 before my maintanence phase. I am trying to prepare myself for those days when I suddenly have to start eating regularly again. I think it will be difficult to make myself eat as much as 1500 cal a day after so long on eating so little! Guess the lack of drops will make me hungry enough to make it happen! LOL

OK I am just rambling on now. I'll be back later!

T

10:13 am

Making a roast for dinner tonight! I have replaced my usual potatoes with cabbage and onion. I still have the carrots in there which I can't eat. But I'm gonna separate my part from the families part later. I'm just gonna eat the cabbage and roast. I think everyone is gonna love it. I know I loved the stuff I made myself the other day! Will post the recipe on my HCG Friendly Recipiesblog too!

T

Sunday, June 27, 2010

HCG Day 12

June 27, 2010
Day 12 on HCG drops
Day 10 on Phase 2 (low cal phase)
Weight 226.6 down 12.6 lbs


8:00 AM

I have been awake since about 6:30 this morning. Got up to pee and went back to bed right away but was wide awake so I just got up LOL. I just weighed in and have only lost .8 since yesterday but thats cool cuz I am at a total of 12.6 lbs since starting this whole thing 12 days ago! That is an average of a lb a day! I've already done my drops now and I am making sure to wait plenty of time before brushing my teeth or drinking anything!!!

The small weight loss today may also be due to my cycle, or just the fact that everyone usually sees a stall after about the 1st week or so of losing a lot. It's cool, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and it will start falling off again! I am really hoping my energy goes back up today! I think I am gonna get some B12 drops today too since they help with energy.

OK nothing else to report right now...

T

11:23 am

GRRRR I am waiting for a plumber to call me! I was doing laundry, yes still have laundry I am catching up on. But I was on a roll!! I only have like maybe 4 more loads, maybe 5 if I need to break one up. Anyway, I am stuck now waiting cuz the pipe under the house is clogged AGAIN! This pipe does this at least once a year I swear! So frustrating! I wanna do more laundry and I wanna run the dishwasher cuz it is ready now too, and I can't do either! Kitchen is clean, kitchen floor swept have to wait for new swiffer wet jet pads to do the mopping of the floor. I could start on another project but I don't wanna lose momentum on the one I've got going now! I started calling plumbers at like 9:30 this morning, 2 freakin hours ago! This sux!

Oh also, I thought I'd make a note of this, last night/this morning, I woke up after a bad dream. In my dream I had a plate full of really bad for me foods, like fries and other stuff I don't even know what is was. I just remember knowing I should not be eating it, but in my dream I was piggin out on it!! I felt so disappointed in myself and very upset, in my dream I gave the plate to my son and said take it away from me!! Then I woke up and was so relieved to realize it was only a bad dream!! SCARY!

T

Saturday, June 26, 2010

HCG Day 11

June 26, 2010
Day 11 on HCG
Day 9 on Phase 2
Weight 227.4, down 11.8 lbs total


7:15 AM

OMG I am so freakin out, but in a good way!!! I started my TOM yesterday, that sux, but I weighed in at 2 lbs less today that yesterday!! Paying attention to the calories really helps! Keep thinking about trying to go longer on the drops but I just really want to be in my 2nd 3 weeks of the 6 week maint phase when we go. That way I can do round 2 like 2 weeks after we get back.

Wish me luck we have a bday party at noon today. I am thinking I will take my fruit with me, hell my whole lunch with me, cuz I wont be home till 2. I usually eat around 1. I think I will take it with me that way I am not starving when I'm there cuz you know there will be munchies and cake and ice cream. None of which I can have!! I'm gonna be strong though!

T

8:30 AM

Made a great looking salad to take with me for lunch today, it's baby spinach, chicken, strawberries and oranges (the left over fruit medley from yesterday) with vinagrette dressing and a breadstick!!! All for about 180 calories!! YEAH BABY!

T

9:20 am

OMG I am cramping SO FREAKIN BAD!!! Hope they go away soon!! I've always had bad period cramps though so I am not worried. I just can't take my usual meds for it. GRRRR

T

2:00 PM

I am home from the party. I did great! They served chili dogs and cheese puffs and fritos and OMG that all looked so good! Some of my favs! There was red velvet cake too, but that's never been one of my favs so that actually didn't even tempt me. I am more hungry than usual today! I think I know why, but not sure. I started my TOM yestderday so that might have something to do with it. But also, when I did my morning drops, I brushed my teeth right after. Just wasn't thinking! You are supposed to wait to do that for at least 15 minutes to allow them to be absorbed fully into the body. This is what helps the hunger! I will do the drops in about another 10 minutes for my 2nd time today, and see if that helps cuz right now I am hungry already. Usually I have lunch around 1 and today I had to eat about 11/11:30. Boy I sure hope the drops help!! Cuz dinner time is hours away! I may have to have my evening fruit early to help curb this hunger. If the drops don't cut it, I will do that! I am finding it hard to eat that fruit at dinner time anyway so, it will be ok!

GRRRR I just took a drink of my water! Now I have to wait another 15 minutes! LOLOL I am such a dork! I had my son take my water bottle from me! I am on my 4th qt for the day already though! That's awesome!

I am very VERY proud of myself for NOT giving in to the temptation today tho!! I just raved about the diet to everyone who would listen too!!

T

7:41 PM

OK I am finally not hungry today. Made roast beef and cabbage for dinner and it was so dang good!!!! And filling! I made a blog for recipes too I am not sure how to link to it or if you can see it on this page. Hopefully you can get to it from here. I'll post a link if not....

I am so tired today, I think the TOM and the mess up with the drops this morning just really has me feeling run down today. Gonna go chill with my boys! Both my girls are staying with friends tonight so it's just me and my men tonight!!

T

Friday, June 25, 2010

HCG Day 10

June 25, 2010
Day 10 on HCG
Day 8 on Phase 2
Weight 229.4, down 9.8 lbs total


7:30 AM

Ok then it's another day and I am feeling much more secure in my knowledge of what I am doing. I have read the book that came with my drops. It explains the details of the diet and how it works. Tips and tricks for when you stall or plateau. I now know why you must maintain the weight for the 6 weeks after losing it. NOT KEEP LOSING! It is important because it "resets" your body's "normal" weight. This is the weight your body thinks it should be after having been that weight for so long. Meaning it will try to gain back everything you lost! I also read that the way the drops work is by making the body release 1500 to 4000 calories a day (depending on the individual) from your body's own abnormal fat stores. This is why you can survive on 500 calories a day of food without feeling like you are starving or burning muscle!! The body releases the stored fat and nutrients withing those cells and absorbes the nutrients and gets rid of the fat, burns it up as energy. It doesn't really use what you are eating for energy at all. Very interesting!

**Side Note**
About the maintenence phase. I also read it helps to prevent the sagging skin that comes from losing so much so fast. Probably more of a problem for people like me, who have been so big for so many years, my skin wont just shrink as I go, it may need time to catch up to my body. Not quite sure how it works. However I know that proper nutrition plays a role in whether you skin shrinks back or not. So when I get to phase 3 I will follow the advice in the book and take vitamin and mineral supplements and eat like I am supposed to! One of the probs people have is when they don't eat enough on phase 3.


I am so happy to see the scale go down again today!

Don't know what is up with my tummy but I lost another lb almost in one trip to the bathroom. Hope I don't have a bug and I hope nothing I ate last night upset my tummy. Will keep an eye on that!...

OK gotta go plan my day. Don't want those calories sneakin up on me again!!!

T
9:30 am

I love Excel! I just created a 500 calorie weekly menu. I Love the "SUM" thing in Excel cuz I made a chart that all I have to do is add the food and how many cals per item and it adds up the cals per meal AND the total for two meals in a day! I made 7 days of meals that are 500 cals or less!! I feel so productive! This will take a lot of the guess work out of my days! I can now look at this chart and just pick any of the days that sound good to me that morning and plan for it!

Well I'm gone for now!!
T

10:30 AM

WOO HOO doing a happy dance!!! I finally got one of my laundry baskets EMPTY!! I have been so tired and lethargic for so many years that all my housework has suffered greatly (to say the least). I truly believed I was just a lazy person and a slob! Since starting this diet, I cleaned my kitchen and have kept it clean, plus kept up with the dishes every day. I am also catching up on all the laundry that has just sat there for (this is embarrassing to say) years! I actually had some stuff in the bottom of this bastket that was a size 6 (my daughter's). She is 13 years old now!!!! Mind you she was wearing size 6 till she was like 8 but that is still years that this little outfit had been in the bottom of a basket. I do laundry like once a week at most, normally. Just enough to make sure my kids had clothes to wear to school and my hubby has clothes to wear to work. Usually did towels and washrags when we ran out of clean ones. But that was about as much as I ever did and NOT because I felt like it either. I only did it cuz it HAD TO BE DONE! That's how I did my clothes too. I washed them when I ran out of clean clothes to wear! My goal is to get all those clothes out of the laundry room! Get rid of what no one can wear anymore. Put away the clothes they can! Then keep up with the laundry like I am keeping up with the kitchen. My laundry (always) ends up sitting in the dining room cuz there is no room in the laundry "room". It's only big enough for the washer and dryer, the baskets have to set on top of the washer n dryer and when they got too full I started a pile in front of the doors to that "room". It's more like a closet. That is something I plan to stop doing!! I am making a great start to that!

T

1:00 PM (well almost)

Having my left over roastbeef and onion soup for lunch today and made some fruit medley from strawberries and an orange to have for my fruit. Am really ready to eat too!!
I realized bout half way through my soup that it seemed to be too much meat, so I just finished the broth and onions and tossed out about 2 oz of the beef. Next time I make this I will use 1 serving at a time to do it so I don't end up splitting up the beef unevenly!


Gonna let my daughter play online for awhile.

Be back around dinner!

T

Thursday, June 24, 2010

HCG Day 9

June 24, 2010
Day 9
Day 7 on phase 2
Weight 231, down 8.2 lbs


7:30 AM

Well today is just getting started and I am kinda bummed cuz I only lost 2 oz. I think that is still the effects of my cheating the other night. Not gonna let that stop me though!!! They say in the books and everything I've read online that when you cheat you will not lose for a couple days, but if you stay on plan you will start losing again. I will stick to the plan!!! I have done my drops this morning, and am just about to get the day started! I have lots more laundry to catch up on so there's no way i am gonna be bored today! LOL. See ya later when I report back at lunchtime!

T

9:30 AM

I just had the other half of the fruit salad I made last night. I was hungry and needed a little breakfast.

I also needed to say I still have not used any lip balm. I still need to dab on some mineral oil several times through the day. Not nearly as often as I'd have used lip balm if I could LOL.

Back later!
T

1:17 PM

Having lunch! YUM I made a chili burger. I used the chili tomato sauce I got from DIYHCG and a burger patty I got from them too. My hubby grilled up my burgers for me this past Sunday so I have them frozen and ready to heat n eat. I just poured a serving of the tomato sauce over the burger patty and added some more spice to heat it up a bit. Then covered the bowl in glad press n seal to keep it moist. I used the defrost option on the mic so it didnt over cook. This is so good! I cut my patty into little bite sized pieces and am eating it all with a spoon!! I also added some crumbled melba snack rounds to it. The don't stay crunchy though. Need to find something else I can do that will. Found liquidhcgdiet,com and they actually have a larger list of approved foods on their list. May try some of the crackers they have listed. Gonna probably have half an apple later between lunch and dinner. Been looking into what Phase 3 is going to be like. I am looking forward to being able to add more veggies and different proteins to my diet! I miss carrots!

T

3:26 PM

I am gonna have to stop looking up HCG websites. There are so many out there that have many variations in the foods that are allowed on the low cal phase. It is confusing. Plus there are some sites that suggest all these other products to use while on the drops and they are expensive. I just need to focus on what I am doing, otherwise I am liable to fall for every "add on" the internet has to offer for this diet! G'S

I also keep running across recipes that call for 2 or more veggies mixed together. That's also not allowed. I don't get it. I'd like to try these recipes when I'm past this phase though. I think they'd be great.

Figured out today that I can only do this for 23 to 25 days at the most, due to my vacation coming up in August. If I stayed on the drops longer then I'd still be in my 1st 3 weeks of the 3rd phase. As it is, I'll be in my 2nd 3rd week, which is when I am supposed to slowly add startches and sugars. This means while on vaca I'll have a little more freedom of what to eat. We will surely be going out to eat sometimes. However I plan to bring good healthy snacks for on the road. Plus where we are staying has a full kitchen and I'll be able to buy groceries and fix my own food as often as I like. Which I am planning to do.

OK nothing else to say for now.

T

7:00 pm

OMG I just figured up my total calories for each day this past week and I was over 500 on 4 out of 7 days! I had no idea! I was just eating 1 protein 1 veg 1 fruit and 1 breadstick or melba for each meal. I didn't think I had to count it all up but guess what, I DO! I have created a calorie tracker in excel so from now on I will be keeping a count of each meal everyday so this doesn't happen again. No wonder I only lost 2 oz!!!

Hope to see better results tomorrow! I stayed under 500 today, by 12 LOL

T

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

HCG Day 8

June 23, 2010
Day 8 on HCG
Day 6 on the Low Cal Phase
Weight 231.2 Up 1.8 = down a total of 8


OK so I went up, that was to be expected. I know yesterday's "loss" of 3 lbs was only due to dehydration from drinking alcohol the night before. I always drop a few lbs after drinking, then go right back to my norm the next day. So I probably really only lost 1 lbs yesterday and am back to where I would have been anyway. I am not discouraged! Just makes me more determined to NOT CHEAT AGAIN!

OK had my drops and am waiting to take my girl to summer school. I don't have anything else to add yet this morning.

T

9:30 AM

Just created this blog. I don't know if it will make this journal easier or not than what I've already been doing with facebook, but I thought I'd give it a shot! I can just post this link or send it to friends who want to keep up with my journey rather than having a new note daily posting on all my friends walls!

Still doing good feeling good today. Have some laundry to do and a little cleaning I want to get to. I also want to take the kids to the store later and gamestop.

I've been having some back pain the last few days. I am thinking it may be due to the drops, they are a hormone that can possibly effect the cycle of a woman so perhaps it's doing that to me. Also a possible side effect is leg cramps. I figure maybe my cramping is in my back instead.....

I really don't have anything else new to report

Be back later
T

1 pm

LUNCH! Good, I was getting pretty hungry!

I made an iced coffee drink in the blender earlier. I know I am allowed coffee, but since I usually can't handle the caffeine I am a little worried how hyper I'll get since I am already way hyper from the diet! LOL Oh well lets see how much laundry Tammy can do!!! Anyway back to lunch...

2 cups Baby Spinach, 100 g seasoned chicken breast, 1/2 of a green apple cored and diced, sea salt and pepper and 2 T of the HCG Vinagrette. Plus 1 garlic Grisini breadstick broken up into small pieces in the salad. Man this is good vinagrette. I don't like most vinagrette dressings but I like this stuff! I also don't usually add fruit to a salad either. But I did this last week and found I really liked it. So I am doing it again!

Anyone who knows me well knows I am a cheese lover! It has been 6 days since I had ANY CHEESE! In fact, the only dairy I have had is the 1 T of 2% milk I added to my iced coffee drink today. I know one of my friends who will be REALLY shocked to hear that!! hehe I may have to post a comment on her facebook page just to tell her LOL Love ya Kitty!!

Oh by the way I am feeling really great again! My girls keep asking to get on the computer but I'm busy talking to people and blogging! LOL Maybe after lunch I can go do some laundry and play Xbox with my son for awhile.

Cya soon,
T

7:20 AM Next Morning

Last night, I had steak "fajitas" I heated up one of my lil steaks I bought from the DIYHCG Website (Mike grilled them for me last Sunday). I sauteed minced garlic in a little homemade chicken broth (hcg approved) sliced my steak and heated it in the garlic and broth. Put that on top of two lettuce leaves. I added a little bit of extra shredded lettuce. Picked them up to eat them like fajitas. Was very tastey too! Had a mix of strawberries and an orange for my fruit. I just realized I did NOT have any bread with my dinner.

T

HCG Day 7

Copied from my facebook notes
June 22, 2010
Day 7 on HCG
Day 5 on the Low Cal Phase
Weight 229.4 down a total of 9.8



I am so mad at myself!! I went out and everything was fine, better than fine actually cuz I felt GREAT last night, till about 10:30. We started off at Cristinas and I was drinking tea and water. Doing well didn't even want a drink. My energy level was so high I felt kinda like I do when I'm drinking, so what was I missing really? We left Cristinas and went to Rockin Parrodice about 9:30. Still feeling good but starting to feel a bit tired. That was ok I figured when we went to sing I'd feel better cuz my adrenaline would kick in. SO about 10:30 I am getting a headache and I'm ready to leave Rockin P and go to T's to sing, but I had to wait for my friend to finish her drink. Then she got another LOL well anyway about 11:30 we finally went to T's. BUT THE DJ QUIT!!!! So there was NO karaoke! OMG! I should have just left and went home, but no, I ordered a shot, a jagerbomb. I wanted the redbull to wake me up and the liquor to help with the headache I was getting which it did. OK 1 shot, no big deal. We then left and went to Hot Shots where I had another Jagerbomb. Then a rum and diet coke (like the diet makes it all better). Then we went BACK to Rockin P and I had a few more rum and diet cokes and we left there about 2 when I finally did come on home.

Needless to say I feel like shit today. Not as bad as I usually do when I have gone out drinking. But I think I feel worse emotionally then I do physically (was crying about it earlier). I have to remember in the future, if I am going to go out, I have to do an early night and as soon as I start feeling tired, then I need to just GO HOME! NOT have a drink so I can stick it out and hang with my friends. My health is more imortant than that! I really loved being out and seeing my friends. I don't want to give that up. I am just gonna have to explain to them that when I start to get tired, much as I love ya, I am going home! I think if I am going to go out at all, I will go to Canucks on Thursday for Karaoke which starts at 8. That way by 10 when I start to feel tired, I will have already gotten to sing and I wont feel like I have missed my karaoke night.

I still managed to drop 3 lbs yesterday, however my cheating may cause me to not see a drop tomorrow. I'm just praying the scale doesn't go UP!!

Got up this morning and told my hubby what I did and I asked if he was mad at me and he said he was dissapointed. OMG that just makes me feel worse cuz I let him down(that's when I started crying)! He believed in me and I blew it!!! Course my girls last night were all like "oh you gotta have a cheat day or you wont stick to it. Every diet needs a cheat day or you will hate it and not stick to it". Well maybe so, but I don't WANNA CHEAT! If I do I'd rather it NOT be with something that's gonna make me feel crappy the next day! Hell gimme a bacon cheeseburger to cheat!!! Atleast that is filling!!

OK, so, I don't know if anyone will ever read this but me, and that's ok, I just needed to vent! If anyone is reading this, I hope you are not too dissapointed in me! I'll do better next time, if there is a next time!

Had half an orange for breakfast, am on my 1st qt of water now. Hope I didn't blow all my progress in 1 night! :o(

Back later

T

11.00 am

Feeling pretty tired right now. Not as bad as a usual "hangover day" but am feeling the lack of sleep and the drinks. I think I'll rest up a bit in my recliner and catch up on my soaps. Thank you Kris for talking me through this pitfall. Between you and Leanne on the phone, I feel much better. Still not saying what I did was ok, but not gonna hang onto it and keep beating myself up. I love my friends! Yall rock!

T

7:40 am next day

Just wrote in my journal for this morning but realized I had not popped back in to this one last night to talk about the rest of my day!

OK so I kept feeling kinda tired, but never took a nap. I was able to get up and make dinner, which I never to on a typical "hangover day". I fixed spaghetti for the family. I had a chili made from tomato sauce chili seasonings and some leftover roast beef. It was SO DANG GOOD! For lunch I made tuna wraps. I posted pics but they don't do it justice. Tuna fish packed in water and drained is the right amount of protien. I mixed that with some shredded lettuce, not sure how much but was probably less than a cup. I added mustard, onion powder, dill, sea salt and pepper. Mixed well and polpped it into 2 lettuce leaves. Was able to pick it up and eat it like to tuna tacos sorta. I topped them with more dill and crumbled melba toast. Will use the breadsticks next time on that. But otherwise was really good! I had 1/2 and orange for breakfast, the other 1/2 with lunch. 1/2 an apple for an afternoon snack and the other half of that about an hour after dinner.

OK I think that's all I have to say for now...

T

HCG day 6

Copied from my facebook notes
June 21, 2010
Day 6 on HCG
Day 4 on the Low Cal Phase
Weight 232.4 down a total of 6.8


OMG DOWN 6.8 lbs since 4 days ago!!!!!!!!!!!I'm truly amazed! OK so it's only 7:30 am and my day has not got started really yet so I haven't much else to say. I just HAD to remark about the weight!! I double checked it too!! LOL I'm FUHREAKING OUT! OK I'll be back later when I have more to say!

T

12:20 PM

Just had to say, I just posted a bunch of pics to an HCG photo album. I wanted to show off lots of different angles of my face. I have lots of fat in my cheeks and chin. Was kinda sad, but am really looking forward to seeing how different I look in a few weeks!

Have not had lunch, oh G's I just remembered I made some tea earlier and forgot to drink it LOL. Oh well! I will have lunch when I get back from picking up Amanda. Should be home around 1 PM. Check y'all later!

T

1:00 pm

OMG Lunch s so yummy!! Lean ground beef in an italian tomato sauce. I kinda thinned it out a bit so it is more like stew or soup than spaghetti sauce, but it has the same flavor as spaghetti sauce. Plus a fugi apple, cut into 8 wedges with cinnamon sprinkled on top. I broke up some melba snack rounds into my soup, kinda like crackers. This is so good!

T

2:05 PM

*sigh* Got 10 more minutes then gonna do my drops again today. Kinda feeling bored at the moment. I should be doing laundry, but I just don't feel like getting into it right now LOL. The kids (my 3 plus a friends son) are playing a video game on the xbox 360. It's ok for awhile then they get all loud or start to bicker. I think I may send them all outside to play after awhile. They are getting on my last nerve! LOL

Lunch was really good, I could not finish my apple though so I saved half of it for later. I also saved my tea I messed up earlier. I poured the cup of tea in my qt size water bottle, added water to the top and some stevie. Its not bad! All in all doing well. Just kinda bored now. hehehe No one else to talk to but myself so i figured I'd journal! LOL ok 2:10 gonna do the drops... brb... ok I'm back. Holding the drops under the tongue for a couple minutes. least on here I can still talk LOL My family gets a big kick out of trying to understand me while I have the drops under my tongue LOL.

Tonight is Monday Margarita night at Cristinas and Karaoke at T's. That's where I'd be looking forward to going if I were going out. I think that may be what's got me a little down right now. I wish I could trust myself to go out and NOT drink, but it would be really hard. I really like to get my drink on while I am out! Rose who I usually party with on karaoke nights is going out to do our usual thing tonight and I'm missin her too. I hope that I will feel stronger by next week to go to karaoke and just drink water. I mean I did it while I was pregnant through 2 kids. I still had a blast, and sang even better when sober!

I feel a little better now cuz was just texting with Rose and we are making a date to go see a movie together later this week!! Cool that's better. Least I can see her and we can hang out! We are gonna meet for an afternoon movie, so that saves money and not at a meal time so that means I don't have to try to eat out anywhere and risk making bad choices!! YAY ME!

Just a few more minutes and I can drink some more of this tea! Incase you don't know, you have to wait 15 minutes to eat or drink or smoke b4 drops then hold them under your tongue at least 2 minutes then wait another 15 minutes b4 drinking eating or smoking! I'm getting awful thirsty! LOL

1 more minute!!!

OK yay I can finish my tea!

T

3:30 ish PM

Well I decided to go out tonight after all. Just not drinking! I can do this! I did it through 2 babies I can do it for me too!!! I can't just put my life on hold for this diet. That will put me off wanting to do it if I can't still have my "Mom's night out". So I am gonna bite the bullet and pray for strength to just drink water or tea tonight! Wish me luck!

Guess I'll take my drops with me so I can still take them on time!

T

6 PM

Well I am having dinner, did chicken with italian tomato sauce. Hope it's ok to have the same veg and fruit at both meals cuz I'm also finishing the apple I could not finish at lunch! Oh well if not it's too late now! Looking forward to getting out of the house. having some me time with my friends.

Had mike take pics of me in my new outfit today, I want to wear it again next set of pics to show the dif in how it fits. Hoping it will be falling off me by then!!

Cya later
T

HCG Day 5

Copied from my facebook notes
June 20, 2010
Day 5 on HCG
Day 3 on Low Calorie Phase
Weight 234.2 (down 5 lbs since starting low cal phase)


I have decided to start a journal chronicling my journey through the HCG Diet Protocol. I'm doing it on Facebook because it is something I use everyday and also it may prove useful for others who may want to try this diet.Today is Sunday June 20th (Father's Day). I started the Diet this past Wed. Those 1st 2 days where ya gorge I thought hey this is great I can eat whatever and it's allowed. Well I actually got to the point that I did not want to eat ANYTHING! I had to make myself eat the food so I could get the right start to the diet. The protocol states that if you do NOT eat enough those 1st 2 days you will not do as well on the 1st week. OK so I started at 238 lbs butt naked. By Friday morning I was 239.2. Thats what ya get when ya eat like a pig for 2 days! And to think a lot of people eat that way every single day all day! OMG! Now I actually don't eat like a pig all day every day as a general rule. I just make all the wrong choices! Plus I am carrying years of built on fat that has been put on slowly from years of eating the wrong foods!

Starting back when I was 17 and started working for Mc Donalds! I worked there for 3 years. I realized recently that is when I STARTED getting fat! I had always thought it was just because I was not walking all over The Colony anymore, but now I know it was because I was eating Mc Donalds 5 days a week for at least 1 meal a day. Plus eating poorly at my then boyfriend's mom's house when I wasn't working. It was good home cooking, just lots of fried and fatty foods. Plus BEER! My then boyfriend was legal to buy at the time so we drank a LOT of beer. We also loved to order pizza! OMG can we say fat OVERLOAD!? I went from being underweight when I met him to quickly being chunky. Getting from a size 1 to a size 7 in a couple months. Then just kept getting bigger and bigger, year after year. Probably about a 10 or 12 by the time we broke up 4 years later.

Was about 180 and probably a size 16 or so when I started dating my hubby and when we got married 18 years ago was still about that weight. So I guess considering I have had 3 kids since then I have not done TOO bad. It has added slowly over the last 18 years. Infact the last 40 or so have only been there for I'd say the last 11 years. And I have had minor success with dieting and exercize a few times over the years too. But now I am close to 240 so thats nearly 60 pounds since I got married! Plus it is the biggest I have ever been, including during pregnancy! Even full on pregnant I only ever got to like 225 at my highest. I actually lost fat while pregnant each time. Being able to get back into prepregnancy jeans very soon after they were born. I want to get back down to a healthy weight for a woman my height and age. I do not want to be a skinny minnie just healthy and able to wear regular clothes again!

ANYWAY! The point of this journal is to keep track of my thoughts, feelings successes and pitfalls as I travel this journey to healthy again!

So far, after doing the 2 day gorge (and this is my 3rd day on the low cal diet), I feel AWESOME!! I lost 3.8 lbs my 1st day of the low cal phase, then another 1.2 as of this morning! Thats 5 pounds in 2 days!!

DAMN!!!!

I am having a "bunless" burger tonight. It's lean ground beef ( the right amount of course). I seasoned it with a seasoning I bought from the diyhcg website store. It is so yummy! I have my burger sandwiched between 2 thick slices of tomato. I seasoned the maters too and added mustard which I LOVE ON BURGERS!. Had my hubby grill the burger and everyone else is having regular cheeseburgers that he grilled too. So I feel like I'm eating with the family even though mine is a bit different, and I can't have the ranch style beans they have, LOL! I do not like the rest of my mater though, the part that was left over after I made the 2 thick slices. The mater is my 1 veg I chose to have with dinner today, and I am not a huge fan. I tried to flavor up the rest of it and just cant eat it. The mater with the burger between it is really good though!

OK, back to how I feel. Woke up today feeling pretty good. Kinda hungry but I just drank water. Was thinking about coffee but didn't need it. Got cleaning in the kitchen and before I knew it I had cleaned off all the counters and the stove top! then I swept the floor and my son swiffered it! I NEVER FEEL THIS GOOD!! I am usually very lethargic! This is after only 3 days of eating this way! I can't wait to see how I feel in a week! I have not had to take a nap these last 3 days either. I'm telling you over the last year or more I have had very few days when I didn't fall asleep during the day at some point cuz I just could NOT keep my eyes open or my head up anymore. Usually right after I ate! Usually a meal that was very filling. I ate lots of sammiches and lots of cheesy foods. Hardly any fruits or veggies. This diet is forcing me to eat fruits and veggies but in a small quantity and only 1 veggie at a meal. Here it is almost 7 PM I have been up for nearly 12 hours and still feel pretty good. I feel bodily tired from the work I did today, but that is a good tired. Oh and I made a roast too this morning!

Thats what I ate for lunch! I cooked my roast as per usual (simmered in a pot with water) only I cut off all visible fat. I added the carrots, even though I can't eat them, my family can. I cut a big white onion in quarters and set it in the pot on top of everything else (this is my veggie). Thats when the cleaning started! LOL After about 4 hours it was lunch time and I was hungry but I felt amazingly energized! I sliced off 6 oz of the beef and took out the onion. I put them in a pot together and covered with plain water. Brought to a boil and simmered it together awhile. I seasoned this and it was good. This made 2 servings of beef onion soup! I had one for lunch and saved the rest for another day. Was very tasty and filling! Now I have a bunch of 3 oz servings of roast in the freezer with which to make more soups in the future! Plus I have the carrots for serving to my family when I make a meal they can eat too.

One more thing to add today. This is the 1st day in over 20 years that I have NOT used any kind of anything on my lips (so far)! I am a lip balm addict. Starting (again at age 17) with Carmex. It took years to get off carmex but went right to chap stick and every since it has always been something. On the HCG you cannot use lip balms, or any regular moisturizers. I had been dabbing mineral oil on my lips the last 2 days and the 1st 3 days I used baby oil. I realized halfway through the day today I had not used anything on my lips. They do feel kinda dry but not so bad I feel I have to treat them yet! I don't know if it is just a metter of time for me to get over a habit or if my lips are actually ruined from all the carmex I used to use. BUT I am hoping that they will begin to feel normal again without any balm!!

OK Kinda at a loss for words now. Guess I'll check back in tomorrow! Hope I remember to do this daily! If not I'll do it as often as I can!

Feeling good and loving it!!
T