Saturday, April 30, 2011

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 5 - 127.6 (-1.0)

Another good release!

I find I'm impatient to get through this part of it, I want to be back in the teens...yesterday lol.

Just riding that feeling of impatience out, and noticing just how much of a food addict that I am. We went bowling today, in fact the other half bought us both balls - I've only ever bowled with a house ball and what a difference! And being the girlie girl that I am... it's so pretty lol. We bowled three games, I learned a lot, and now we'll just have to see tomorrow

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Round 4 Phase 2, Day 3 - 128.6 (-1.3)

And another nice release!

Today I came in at 414 calories, having hamburger, tomato and half a red grapefruit for lunch, and chicken, asparagus and strawberries for dinner. Man I love asparagus!

This cold is still kicking my butt, it's got a major hold of my sinuses, I'm hoping it passes soon, I'm determined to stick to my guns though. The other half, bless him keeps wanting me to take syrupy cold meds or halls, and I'm just not willing to wreck my progress. I'll be more miserable gaining

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Round 4, P2, Day 3 - 129.9 (-1.8)

Nice again! I love phase 2!!! I'm happy to be back in the twenties!

I was thinking today of the old Weight Watchers slogan "Before. Before you know it." Well, with HCG it really is like that!

One thing I'm seeing clearly is how much of late I've been using food as entertainment. I'm not hungry, or particularly cravey, but when I have a moment of spare time, I'm noticing that my first thought is of eating something. So, a focus will be to find other things to entertain myself with, other

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Round 4, Phase 2, Day 2 - 131.7 (-2.1)

Nice release!

Well, it was a late night, my Canucks won in overtime, so bedtime was around 1am. And I was up at 8 this morning, not enough sleep really for protocol, but that's not a nightly occurrence anyway. Generally I want/need more sleep during the HCG diet.

The cold has struck, but I'm not feeling that bad, and will rest whenever I can. I am focusing on getting my 12 waters in a day, and I am sure that this is helping. I put an icepack on my head last night and found it helped

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Round 4, Phase 2 (VLCD) Day 1 (+1.1, 133.8)

Not a bad gain for loading! I attribute it to having gained a couple of pounds due to over indulgence the last few days before this round AND to the fact that I focused on high protein, high fat choices for my loading foods, instead of starches and sugars.

Today went well, I felt good after the first couple of hours (I still had loading bloat and misery for the first couple of hours this morning, and I hadn't slept well last night for the same reason). After that though, I felt good, had a

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Round 4, Phase 1, Day 1 - Loading - 132.7

Well, here it is, my one and only loading day. Having only one loading day worked well last time as it was just after Thanksgiving, which due to a family reunion had been a week-long indulgence (although I ran every day and ate as well as I could, there was definitely more fat in my diet than usual during that week, especially on Thanksgiving Day). Since it worked well last time, and I like the idea of only one day of stuffed to the gills misery, I decided to do it again this time. Plus the

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fears, hurt feelings and Round 4 (a vent)

Tomorrow is round 4. Thank goodness, it’s such a relief to finally have it here! Today’s weight was scary, 132.2. But this lack of control, this time of constant sugar cravings is almost done.

Today at Denny’s for our post Easter service brunch, I said to the other half that I’d been indulging in the carbs I’d been eating (including the pancakes I ordered with my brunch) as a way of saying goodbye to them. I said something about this next round of HCG and that I was then staying

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday update

Only a couple more days to go. Holding steady at 129.3 today.

I'm enjoying a hardboiled egg along with a smoothie for breakfast lately, and I'm finding that it's holding me through the morning. Lunch the last couple of days has been a salad and a 3 eggs scrambled in 1tsp olive oil and with a slice of cheese. I've been staving off the "I need sugar" cravings until after dinner, of course it hits then, but that's only for a couple more days.

My smoothie consists of a frozen (sliced before

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Closing in

on Round 4, and can I just say I can hardly wait? Or weight as the case may be? okay, I apologize for that one, that was cheesy, even for me LOL.

Today's weight, 129.4 (up 0.6 from the day before).

Today was interesting. The last few days have been brutal, extreme (and I don't use that word lightly) cravings, moodiness, and bloating and pain in my fingers and joints (thanks, sugar). Yesterday I was a total wreck, crying over the slightest thing all day, just an icky day where I kept

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the countdown begins...

I received my HCG in the mail today - it took only 7 days to get here, that's a record for me! I feel like starting tomorrow, that's how sick I am of how I'm feeling and looking right now.

But, at the tail end of TOM, I'm figuring I'll wait a couple of days past the last day to be sure it's over. Which means I could start as early as Friday with loading. We'll see.

I know I'll rock Round 4, at least the VLCD and P3, but I'll admit that P4 has me a little scared. That said, I do believe

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, Monday

Well, the weekend was a little crazy. TOM is in full force, and I completely lost it on Saturday, I was H-U-N-G-R-Y, and I wanted chocolate. So I had it. Lots of it.

Which meant that I gained exactly 3 pounds by Sunday. So, Sunday was an apple and cheese correction day, and I lost 2.1 of those 3 today. So, over the weekend the net gain was 0.6.

My HCG has cleared customs, so I anticipate receiving it tomorrow or Wednesday. Assuming TOM is completely over by the weekend, I may start Round

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Holding Steady

The last two days I've been 127.8 and 127.6 respectively, so even if I'm not crazy at being at this number on the scale (and the bloated uncomfortable feeling that goes with it), I am pleased that I'm just staying steady.

The level of self recrimination I'm feeling is both silly and useful. Silly in that I'm in the twenties for goodness sake, a range I hadn't been steadily in since the mid 90s. Useful in that I'd rather catch it now than deal with a higher number. The twenties can become the

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Here I am!!!

After a crazy few days, both on the scale and just life in general, here I am.

The scale fluctuated between 126.4 and 127.5 (with fluctuations up and down), and we had a whirlwind of social activities and eating of course.

As a result, I am on a major sugar rollercoaster again. I ordered HCG today, and am planning on doing round 4 as soon as my next TOM is over.

I'm going to do a couple of correction days this week and try to get myself down again. I would really love to be in the

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

PL Day 23 - 126.4 (-2.1, LDW +13.6)

Wow that was a nice loss!

Today was a clean eating day, eggs and cheese for breakfast (this has become my daily routine, and I enjoy it enormously), lunch was a little different, I mixed broccoli coleslaw with 2 TB of salsa ranch dressing by Litehouse (a new favorite), and 4 oz of chicken breast. I sprinkled a little shredded cheese on top, and voila! a nutritious, delicious and filling meal!

Dinner was 4 oz steak, and my veggie side was steamed kale (I sautee chopped onion and mushrooms

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PL Days 18-22

It's been a crazy ride over the last few days, fluctuating from 124.5 on Friday to 128.5 today. We were traveling on the weekend, and that meant eating and *ahem* drinking, and junk food. Yesterday was a clean day until we had some evening errands to do (we bought a great used but new-to-us bedroom set for very little, the catch was it was an hour's drive away, so there went the evening), and dinner ended up being Taco Bell. Still lost 0.3 though.

Today has been clean, except for some

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