Friday, October 29, 2010

LM Day 25 120.3

Still feeling under the weather, but my tummy's not quite so sensitive, so today was a P2-ish kind of day, food wise. I stuck to proteins, veggies, clean eating, coming in at about 1400 calories. Sometimes the best thing I can do for myself is to eat the foods I ate while on HCG. Simple, healthy nutrition, just more of it.

It was a full day, a sad day, I found out a dear friend passed away in December, in a snowmobiling accident. My heart and mind are full of memories of long chats and phone

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

LM Day 24 120.3

Well, I guess this tummy bug is good for something LOL.

I stuck to basically an egg day, other than a little cheese and a couple of small granola bars, mostly to calm my tummy, I had a loooong nap this afternoon, and am starting to feel a little more normal again. It was certainly a not fun 24 hours.

I'd love to break back into the teens tomorrow, but we'll see. Not sure that the granola bars won't interfere with that. Ah well, if not tomorrow, then the day after.

And now, a cup of tea

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LM Day 23 120.7

A slight decrease, as I continue my focus on high protein, good fats, zero sugar. I did get into the Larabars (love them, they are amazingly good, natural substitutes for a meal, and a yummy snack with a cuppa tea in the afternoon, and a lot of fiber). I also tried an Atkins bar I hadn't tried before, the Coconut Almond Delight bar. I know as an O+ I'm not supposed to have coconut, but honestly, that bar is filling, satisfying and stops the sugar/carb cravings cold! So I guess maybe that's an

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LM Days 20, 21 and 22

Weights: Day 20 - 122.2, Day 21 - 120.7

The high weight on Day 20 was due to our church outing (obviously still can't handle bread and highly processed meats - hot dog), and I'd been nibbly all day, ending the day with a late night fruit and yogurt snack. Day 20, I did a steak day, which worked beautifully, although it was a hard steak day, I was hungry and weak for most of the day, but of course that could be the effects of TOM as well.

Today I was 120.8. So in 21 days of maintenance, I

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

LM Day 19 (121.1)

Well, the arrival of TOM explained the bad attack of the nibblies that I've had for the last couple of days.

Today we had a church event, I had a cookie, and a hot dog, and a diet soda. The rest of the day has been pretty standard P3 style eating, high protein, a bit of veggie and fruit, nice and simple.

I may do a egg day as a corrective day tomorrow, since I have been trying to do two days a week (and having already done a steak day earlier in the week).

I'm finding that having tea

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LM Days 15 and 16

(otherwise titled "A Lesson in Consistency")

Weights: Day 15 - 119.6, Day 16 - 120.8

That little gain was all on me. The other half made his famous pineapple upside down cake a couple of days ago, I resisted on my steak day, resisted the next day, and yesterday finally had a bite, which then led to a full serving of it. It's delicious, I thoroughly enjoyed it, now back to work lol.

Two blogs that I read regularly had posts on consistency in the last couple of days. I'd like to

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Monday, October 18, 2010

LM Days 11-14

My weights were as follows:

Day 11 - 120.7, Day 12 - 121.1, Day 13 - 122.4 and today, Day 14 - 120.3.

It was a carb heavy weekend, I definitely indulged a bit on carby, salty foods, and yesterday corrected it with a Steak Day.

Today I am eating a low carb day, the only carby thing I had was an Archer Farms fruit bar (not thrilled with it, wasn't worth the sugars or the calories), everything else was with an emphasis on clean eating, low carb. I'd like to maintain the results from the

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

LM Day 10 (119.9)

Still in the teens. Yay!

I've been reading an amazing book, Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. Well worth a read to help deal with the emotional side of this weight loss journey, no matter which plan you're on.

Today was very uplifting, I had a terrific conversation with a client/friend that I'm coaching as she does the HCG Diet, she's having great success, and I'm so proud of her, and happy for her as she moves along in P2, losing her weight. It is so fulfilling to help others do what

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

LM Days 8 and 9

LM Day 8 (120.6)

Apparently the pizza weight is taking its time leaving my system. I've always thought it so unfair that I can gain almost 3 pounds in a day and then it takes days and days for those pounds to leave. Ah well, who said life was fair lol. I had a nice, moderate day with lean meats, fruits and veggies, and since I am still struggling with that 4pm "must have sugar" issue, at 4 I had some pau d arco tea, and candida G. While I still did have a couple of sugary items, those steps

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Monday, October 11, 2010

LM Days 4, 5, 6 and 7

I wasn't feeling so hot over the last few days (fighting a bug), so blogging just didn't happen. Here is a summary of the last few days.

LM Day 4 (119.5)

I was a little carb heavy, and had a late evening snack, hence the increase.

LM Day 5 (118.9)

The next day, all three meals were scrambled eggs. It's all I felt like throughout the day, and settled my tummy nicely. With the added benefit of dropping the carb weight.

LM Day 6 (121.6)

On day 5, breakfast was a banana, we had

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

LM Day 3 (118.9)

Today was a lower sugar, lower carb day, more of a P3 kind of day, really.

Breakfast was eggs with cheese, lunch was a hamburger patty, turkey sausage, tomato and banana. Dinner was Greek yogurt with strawberries. As a snack I had a health bar that I'd gotten as a sample - all natural, vegan, organic. It was good! I successfully avoided getting into the candy, even though the other half and his son (who was visiting) were indulging. I just wanted to keep sugar to a minimum, if it was not

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LM Day 2 (118.4)

So yesterday went just fine. A 0.6 increase is not a disaster, especially since I had a couple of items that should ideally have waited a few weeks.

Today I'm being a tad more careful. Breakfast was oatmeal, actually half the recommended serving (1/4 cup dry) of old fashioned oatmeal, cooked up, then I added a half packet of stevia, and 4 oz of strawberries. It was delicious, I've missed my oats! I only did half a serving, because I remembered from round 1, having done a full serving with a

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lifetime Maintenance - Day 1 (117.8)

(otherwise known as R2 - P4 Day 1).

I woke up relaxed, the decision to move on to maintenance having been made. Today I have eaten lower fat, still low carb as I transition carbs back into my lifestyle. I DID however have a 4 wine gums, even though sugar should wait a while yet. They were yummy. And enough, just the two of them. And that's a cool thing!

Breakfast was hurried as I was out to a dogwalking client - coffee with cream and 2 oz havarti cheese (my fave). Lunch was a 6 oz patty

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R2 - P3 Day 35 (+0.1, 117.6)

Well, as a weight loss tool, yesterday wasn't terribly effective. However, I did learn that a protein shake could keep me full for hours. So that will come in handy when I'm on the run.

We had dinner out with friends, and between conversations with my friend, the other half, and a phone call with my cousin this evening, as well as a feeling that I'm ready and it's time to just be proud of what I've accomplished and just plain enjoy where I'm at, I've decided that today is my last day on

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

R2 - P3 Day 34 (+1.1, 117.5)

Well, I certainly DID eat above my baseline BMR lol. That didn't go quite as I'd planned, a neighbor had a party, and dinner ended up being the best (few) choices I could make out of a gorgeous array of foods (this was one time when still being on P3 was tough).

So, I had a little smoked pork, some raw veggies, cheese and water. Sigh. You should have seen the spread, not to mention the dessert table. Then I went home and consumed way too much more cheese. Late at night. Hence the dramatic

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

R2 - P3 Day 33 (-0.5, 116.4)

Well that was a nice release! I guess being so close to LDW, I'm not likely to see more than a half a pound loss on a correction day. Today I ate to slightly above BMR. A lot of cheese today, which always worries me a bit, but we'd gone to a party across the street and it was a case of making the best choices that I could. Ah well... life, right?

On to another correction day tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a large apple for breakfast, and a smoothie for lunch and dinner. It'll be a change of

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Friday, October 1, 2010

R2 - P2 Day 32 (+0.2, 116.9)

Ah well, at least it was still under 117. That's so minor a fluctuation.

Today was an egg day. I had 3 hard boiled eggs at each meal. That and a lot of water and black coffee.

And ibuprofen. TOM arrived last night. Oh joy.

It will be interesting to see the scale results tomorrow.

In the meantime, this morning when I weighed myself, it initially showed me in the 117 range (until a BM, sorry for the TMI). I was freaking. Then I shook my head (not literally, that would be silly lol),

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