Thursday, March 31, 2011

PL Day 17 - 125.0 (-1.6, LDW +12.2)

Wow, well that was a nice release! It was so good going to bed last night, knowing I didn't have to be afraid of what the scale would say today. I'm happy to say that I had a similar day today, calories about 1438, so I feel good about that.

I am contemplating whether to just wait until May (or at least after next TOM), in order to give myself a chance to see what clean eating and exercise could do for me. Thanks again to Tam for writing such a thought provoking comment on my post yesterday!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PL Day 16 - 126.6 (-0.2, LDW +13.8)

Not bad at all. If I did that every day, it would be a 1.4 loss for the week (which was my norm on conventional diets).

Today I came in at 1400 calories, it was a fish day (not a corrective day, just a coincidence lol). Lunch was a tuna melt great recipe (slightly tweaked, a little less tuna, a little more egg, and pepper jack cheese instead of swiss) that I found on one of my favorite blogs, Escapefromobesity. It was really satisfying and I had a side of green beans with it. Dinner was

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PL Day 15 - 126.8 (-1.1, LDW +14.0)

Well, while that wasn't the best result I've gotten from an apple and cheese day, but I'm not going to complain about a pound!

It was a fun day, took the puppy to his training class this evening, had a couple of dog walking visits today, and lots of work with the other half. And I'm feeling a tad better, which is good. So much so, that when we took the dogs to the park tonight (to make up for our older dog not getting to go to Petsmart with us) I sprinted around the running track. It was so

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekend Update

Day 11 - 124.6, Day 12 - 128.0, Day 13 - 127.4, Day 14- (today) 127.9

As you can see, it was a wild ride this weekend, lots of eating out, TOM, cold meds (yes, I have another cold).

Today has been an almost perfect apple and cheese day, so I'm hoping things will shift tomorrow on the scale in a downwards fashion.

All I can say at the end of this weekend, is that for me, Sonic is a no-go. That 3.4 gain was the day after we ate there. Crazy! It probably was residual Cheesecake Factory

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

PL Days 9 & 10

Day 9 - 124.9 (-1.7, LDW +12.1)

Day 10 (today) - 123.8 (-1.1, LDW +11.0)

Two days of releasing, I'm thrilled! I didn't do anything special, in fact I felt like I was always eating, but it was mostly healthy things, higher in carbs than in a long time (including a bagel each day!). I think the biggest thing was deciding to love me right now. That nothing is broken, nothing needs fixing. I've been very relaxed the last couple of days, and I'm thinking that reading "Women, Food and God" by

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PL Day 8 - 126.4 (+1.4. LDW +13.6)

Annnnd the sushi strikes again! This was actually a lot less than I anticipated gaining, probably because I pumped back the water last night, determined to minimize the damage.

Today has been better, still a little too carby, but better, so hopefully that will be reflected on the scale.

I may have to move my start date for Round 5 back a bit, since TOM should be arriving this weekend, and Dr. Simeons recommended that you let at least 10 days go by after the end of a cycle, or before the

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Monday, March 21, 2011

PL Day 7 - 125.0 (LDW +12.2)

We were away for the weekend, and while I made (for the most part) the healthiest choices I could, junk was definitely eaten, and drinks were had, so I am considering a 1.4 gain not bad, and will get rid of it as soon as I can.

It will however, not be tomorrow. Today was something of a carb filled disaster, including sushi for dinner, so I will likely not like the scale tomorrow, and will definitely do a correction day tomorrow. Probably a steak day, it's been a long time since I've done

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Friday, March 18, 2011

PL Day 3 - 123.6 (-0.2, LDW +10.8)

Not a bad day over all. Did I make it to the gym? No. Despite going to bed at 11:30 last night, the other half didn't come to bed until 3am, which I didn't notice, but when he got up again at 4:30am, that was it for me. And while I didn't get up until 9am, the sleep was poor. So, all that to say I was totally exhausted all day, and not up for the gym. I'll go tomorrow, take Sunday off, and keep at this new routine next week.

Food wise was good today, I had a planned dinner out at our local

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Phase Life (PL) days 2 and 3

Day 2 - 123.9 (+0.4)

Day 3 (today) - 123.8 (-0.1)

Well, two days of mostly clean eating, other than getting a few too many carbs in. I'll keep trying at this until I get it!

I worked out today, and am persevering with getting to the gym daily, and part of that means getting to bed as close to 11pm as possible. Which means this won't be a long post lol. I was just finding that I couldn't get up at a decent time, and between coffee and computer time/answering emails, the morning would

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Phase Life - 123.5 (-1.0, LDW +10.7)

Thanks to Jessica for the term for this phase of my journey!Today ended up being higher calorically than I'd intended, but I'm shaking it off and moving forward. It started with being absolutely ravenous at around 11:30 (I was out doing errands) and instead of doing the sensible thing and grabbing an apple, I got a candy bar, thinking "how bad can it be", and well, the candy bar turned out to be 460 calories! The nutrition label said 230 calories - but per serving, not for the whole thing,

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R3 P4 Day 60 - 124.5 (-2.0, LDW +11.7)

Wow, gotta love those 2 pound losses!

Amanda, I think you were right, that it had to do with inflammation from the run, thanks for that comment, it made me feel not so much of a failure as I was blaming myself for eating throughout the day! And thanks AutumnRose for the compliment on my time, I thought it wasn't bad for a first time out. Can't wait for the next one!

Today was sensible, coming in at 1366 calories, clean eating over all, except for the sugar free jello I had as an after

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Days 57-59

Days 57 and 58 I stayed exactly the same at 123.6, Day 59 I zoomed up to 126.5.

My apple and cheese day went nowhere, not sure why it had no effect. But it can't always work I guess.

Day 58 (yesterday) was my race day, I ran 5K at 33:47 (and that was with a potty break! I am soooo proud of myself and can't wait till my next race). I had a sensible breakfast of scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast, but it was the carby snacks after the race that sttarted my downhill slide. I ate a big

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Thursday, March 10, 2011



Day 54 -122.8

Day 55 -122.9

Day 56 (today) - 123.0

So, the last three days have been basically maintaining. Today has been the lowest calorie wise, at 1301, yesterday I was holding strong at 1250 u til hunger overtook common sense late at night, I ended up at about 1800 (some sugar, mostly cheese). I am hanging tough today, determined to stay put where I am today.

I was very proud of myself yesterday (despite the late night snack attack), because the other half put a bug

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Days 51-53

Day 51 -124.1 - Today was an apple and cheese day.

Day 52 -122.1 - Today was an over all balanced day, calorically I came in at 1517. I had a couple of sweet snacks, and will be working on keeping that to a minimum.

Day 53 (today) - 122.1 - Today has also been balanced, my snacks were predominantly cheese. I came in at 1518 calories, which for weight loss is really too high, I need to be around the 1200 mark. Working on this!

Also working on making the time to train for my 5K on

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Friday, March 4, 2011

R3 P4 Day 50 - 124.9 (+0.5, LDW +12.1)

Yuck, another half pound gain, but as I said yesterday, I tweaked a bunch of stuff yesterday, and learned a lot, so it's okay (sort of lol).

The eye is marginally better, I'm still doing my drops and hoping it leaves fast. The other half looked at me this morning (after I was done opening my left eye with a warm washcloth after it was glued shut again, ugh) and shook his head, saying it didn't look any better, but when I went to see the eye doctor this morning, he felt the swelling was

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Days 48 & 49

Day 48 - 123.6 (+1.3), Boy that was not good! I'd been incredibly hungry the previous day, no doubt TOM related (since it's now here).

Day 49 - 124.4 (+0.8), In addition to the weight increase this morning, today started not-so-well, with my left eye glued shut! I had to pry it open with a warm washcloth. Totally sore, red, puffy, and the right was too, but nowhere near as bad. the other half eventually talked me into going to an eye doc, and I have conjunctivitis (pink eye). He wasn't sure

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

R3 P4 Day 47 - 122.3 (-1.2, LDW +9.5)

Well, after the novel that yesterday's post turned into, it's clear that I need to get back to daily blogging!

The chicken day yielded a nice result, with a 1.2 pound loss. It's a tad monotonous, but it certainly worked. I read about it in a great ebook on alternate correction days, at happilythinnerafter (the link takes you to her store, the hcgshop). What you do is roast a chicken yourself so that you're not dealing with hidden sugars, starches and preservatives that the supermarkets use

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