Sunday, July 31, 2011

Round 5 Day 7 - 125.2, -1.0

Well, my life might be turning to hell, but at least the weight is still coming off, and at least I'm sticking to the HCG diet despite all of the stress. I'm kind of proud of myself for that.

Wow, that was a positive statement lol.

Spent time today with a girlfriend, and other than that have been clinging to my blogs. I'll try to become more entertaining and positive, as we go along.

This is me, hanging in there, and still releasing

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Round 5, Days 5 & 6

Day 5 - 127.1 (-0.8)

Day 6 - 126.2 (-0.9)

It's going well, diet wise. Very proud of myself for last night, the other half and I are no more as of yesterday (but still cohabitating, can you say stress), and I went to a girlfriend's for dinner, brought my Protocol food and stayed on plan. Believe me I'm alternating between never wanting to see food again and wanting a non stop carb fest. I'm staying the course. The end of this relationship - HE - is not worth abusing myself. Gone through

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Round 5, Days 2, 3 & 4

Total lost so far: 5.0 pounds. Day 2 - 131.8 (-1.1), Day 3 128.9 (-2.9), Day 4 (today) 127.9 (-1.0)

Other than a brutal detox headache the last couple of days, I am very pleased with how things are going. I'm still going rogue, with the ground turkey and the cherries and blueberries, and averaging in the 470s range calorically. So far, so good. I'm sleeping a bit more, which I expected to have happen, and right now thankfully have the time to do that. Sleep is so important while on the HCG

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Round 5 Update

Sunday -Round 5, Phase 1 (loading) Day 1. 131.8

Once again, I did one loading day, it seemed plenty the last couple of rounds, and truthfully I don't think I could take two days of gorging at this point. Honestly folks, it is NOT as fun as it sounds. Without going into the details of what I ate (because depending on where you are at this process it can be triggering), I concentrated on healthy fats, full fat dairy, bacon and other high fat protein. Minimal sugar, minimal carbs. And the gain

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Things I've learned about maintenance

Note - these are things that I've learned about MY maintenance - your mileage may vary.

That almond milk is best in coffee or tea, either that or take it black. Whipping cream while low in sugar causes cravings.

Stevia is better than splenda. Goal is to get to little or no sweeteners. And no, or extremely seldom, diet sodas.

That cheese, sour cream, cream cheese are cravy, “Intolerant” foods for me and should be consumed in small, infrequent doses, however sugar and starch free

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Little Progress

Well TOM is kicking my butt this time, to the point where I feel dizzy and sick...weird. I've never felt like this during.

Anyway, slight dip in the scale, I weighed 128.4 (a release of 0.1). I'm making conscious choices. I've been reading a lot on the various blogs I follow about retraining the brain, establishing new neural pathways, etc through my reactions to stress, or even visual temptations, as a way of overriding the old pathways that are in place after years of unhealthy

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Friday, July 8, 2011


Well, I think I can definitely admit that I stay away from blogging when I'm frustrated with what's going on in my journey. And that's not good, because this is the time I should be posting a lot.

Right now, I'm at 128.5, day two of TOM, and I had a binge last night. Small by old standards, but a handful of Twizzlers and a couple of graham crackers are definitely NOT part of my eating lifestyle. I gained 1.6 from yesterday due to the extra carbs. It's water retention, I know that. Still, I

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