Round 3

Thursday, December 31, 2009

vlcd 33 - down 1.2

weighed in at 193.8 this am. I had smooth move tea on Tuesday night and it worked on me all last night -if you know what I mean. I'm mentally preparing for P3 and realized I don't know what I'm going to eat - definitely don't want chicken, so that's something I'm going to be planning on now.
I'm doing a 40 day round which translates in 40 days on HCG so if I add my 4 skip days on to 40 days which is actually Jan 6, my last dose will be on Jan 10. Also for the last 2 days, I've taken a third dose because of slight hunger. I normally take .8cc twice a day, I'll see what happens today or if its all in my mind. Wishing all you wonderful losers a happy new year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

vlcd-32 down 1.4

weighed in at 195 this morning. Glad to see the loss and would really like to see 188this round. I am satisfied with my progress this round. I've released 26.5 lbs! I should've taken measurements because my clothes...I'm swimming in them. I lost a lot around my waist and hip area.So I went shopping last weekend for size 14's and I plan to take my suits and skirts to a consignment shop. Everyone notices the loss and I feel great but I'm not through yet. I plan to do another round. Hcg rocks!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

vlcd 30 - down .8

weighed in at 196.4 this morning. 10 more days to go. Will I make it out of the 190's???? i am sure gonna try. Have a great day!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

vlcd 29 - down 1.4

weighed in at 197.2 this am. The moral of the story...Life happens. No one is perfect. You fall down, you get back up. I know myself and although I was able to resist all the temptations at work, at home it's a different story. I don't keep sweets in my house for a reason...I'm a sucker for them. Anyway, I enjoyed my cooking and the holidays and now I move forward. Thank you Christy and Liz for your support! I can't express how it helps!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

vlcd 28 - up 3.3 lbs

weighed in at 198.6. Not a shock at all. I'm doing an apple day today and staying on protocol from here on end. It's important that I remain honest regarding my journey if I am to accomplish my goal of being able to help someone else. Yesterday, my plan was to not eat anything else, however I did. I had several more slices of strawberry cake, apple pie and mac and cheese. Let me tell you though, I was uncomfortable stuffed.Oh and then my husband brought me a piece of sweet potato pie. So, I gave myself yesterday but today, it's back on protocol. Let's see how I recover.

Friday, December 25, 2009

vlcd 27 - up .3 Interruptions

weighed in at 195.3 this .morning. I didn't get to bed until around 4am and munched on macadamias. This is what happens when you stay up all night. I figured the nuts were better than eating the cookies that seemed to be at every turn.

When I woke this morning I decided not to take my doses today and indulge - not overindulge.It amazed me that as soon as I decided I was going to let myself eat, I didn't want anything as bad. I ate a chocolatey cookie upon waking that I think my sister made...I only planned on tasting it but ended up eating it. Drank tons of water all day until I was through cooking and ate mu food on a saucer. I had 2 pieces of cornbread, mac and cheese, collards, and a slice of apple pie (not all at once). Not to my surprise, anything too sweet made me feel nauseated.

It's 5:25 pm , I guess I finished eating around 5 and I'm not having anything else for the rest of the night, except water and I'll munch on cucumbers if I feel the need to eat. Only I shouldn't , I'm not the least bit hungry. I'm prepared for the gain in the morning and I have my apples ready - so that's my strategy. If I lose 3 days, that still gives me 10 days of the round to redeem myself.

I'm enjoying my holiday, although we were snowed in and my sister and her family couldn't make it over. Merry Christmas !

Thursday, December 24, 2009

vlcd 26 down .8

weighed in at 195. I attempted an apple day yesterday - ended up eating 2 hamburgers one at about 6pm and the other at 11pm.Wondering how I'll make it thru tomorrow. I don't want to see the scales go up...this will be my motivation.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

vlcd 25 - no change in weight

195.8 again today. I'm doing an apple day today, it's been 3 says with (practically) no movement.

I have the darndest problem. My (work/dress) clothes are too big for me :)Great problem to have! Every night I have to go through my clothes to see what fits best. I want to have my suits taken in and right now, my skirts fits best.I bought slacks but I need higher heels to go with them...they're a little long.

Today I had to leave work and change clothes or be pulling my pants up all day. You know how your pants give a little after you've had them on a while? They were decent when I left but after my staff meeting, it was ridiculous and I couldn't see myself tugging on them all day. So I went home (live 10 min away) and changed into a skirt. By the way, my staff gave me a $50 gift card to Dillards! Couldn't have come at a better time.

I should have taken measurements, I know I lost a lot of inches in my hips, thighs, waist mostly. I've lost in my arms and face as well.

I have been turning down and avoiding food not on protocol all day at work. Couldn't resist the hamburger the kids were making. At least it's on protocol. So technically, I'm no longer doing an apple day, though I'm going to eat apples if I get hungry later.I wonder how I'll do on xmas?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

vlcd 24 - up .4

weighed in at 195.8 this am. No comment. Weight loss to date:

post load - 25.2 lbs in 24 days

Monday, December 21, 2009

vlcd 23 - down .2

weighed in at 195.4 today. Looking forward to 189 before this round is over on jan I get to work today and there is this cake in the breakroom that looked soooo good. There we ginger snaps and other goodies, but I have come to far to mess up. it's not even an option. On top of that, my boss gave me a box of fudge candies and cookies as part of my xmas gift. She also gave me a $25 gift certificate to JCPenneys but I'm giving it to my daughter. I'm eating my apple and I've had my tomato soup and I feel good today that I'm not tempted. I just hope I can do this on Christmas. Have a great day....losers!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

vlcd 22 - down 1.4lbs

weighed in at 195.6 and I will skip my dose today.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

vlcd 21 - down 1.2 lbs. "confessions"

weighed in at 197.00. I'm going to cut out my fruit today to see if my weight loss will speed up a little, but oh how I love my apples! I have a confession to make. I've been eating macadamia nuts for the past 3 days now , Wed night, Thursday and Friday. I wasn't sure if I would lose today because I ate too many last night with it being Friday and staying up late. I'm quitting while I'm ahead and not eating anymore. I wonder how they are affecting my weight loss. Well, it's off to the mall to take my daughter shopping.

Friday, December 18, 2009

vlcd 20 - up .2

weighed in at 198.2 this morning. Yesterday I mentioned I had gotten unusually hungry. So today I opened a fresh bottle and experienced no hunger at all. I hope the freshness of the new bottle attacks more fat :) Also I've been receiving compliments all day...the weight loss is starting to show and people are asking what I;m doing. I say "low carb". But I did tell a co-worker who I'm close to and would benefit from hcg as well. Hope to lose tomorrow!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

vlcd 19 - down 1

weighed in at 198 this morning. Maybe I won't have to do an apple day after all. What did I eat yesterday...Chicken, cucmbers and an apple and 1 cracker. Today I've already had chicken and cucmbers and I'll have the same tonight. I want to see if the tomato soup is making a difference in my ability to lose.

By 11:00 today I was hungry so I ate an took another dose. I wonder if my hhcg is losing it's potency. I hope not, I'm going for a 40 day round. we'll see.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

vlcd 18 - no gain

weighed in at I feel and apple day coming on???

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

vcld 17 - down .8

199 this morning. I'm liking the new scale because it allows me to see the smaller losses. I've messed up today at work at had 2 cups of coffee with creamer, not counting the one I drank at home. The bright side is that I didn't touch any of the xmas breakfast we had.We'll see what the scale says tomorrow.

Monday, December 14, 2009

vcld 16 - down 3.2lbs.

weighed in at 199.8 this morning on my new scale however my old scale read 202.5. I know my from the dr visit the other day that my scale is not accurate but I wanted to make sure my new scale is accurate. So I went a weighed 16 lb dumbbells. The new scale was accurate but my 2 other scales were over by 1lb. Then I weighed 20lb dumbbells and all scales went 1 lb up the new scale .8.
So why are the scales weighing the dumbbells almost accurately but there's a bigger gap when I weigh myself?
I guess I would like to know that 199.8 is accurate.I have wanted to be in the 100's and now that I'm there, I can't believe it. My new scale is a black health o meter which tracks lbs lost.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

vcld 15 - up .5

weighed in at 203 this morning. Also went to the mall today and tried on clothes to see what size I was. Actually I went just to get my daughter some long sleeved shirts and ended up looking for me ( I did get her shirts). When I was 228 I was in an 18 and depressed. Size 16 is the norm for me. Sometimes I can wear regular 16's, sometimes I need depends on my weight at the time. Whenever I hit 18's it's time to do something. I have been a 14 to 16 as long as I can remember. I do remember once getting into a 12. That was a long time ago.

Anyway, I fit into a 14! the slacks looked so good on me that I had to buy them. I still need to lose about 5 for them to be perfect. I rationalized and told myself I was getting a good deal because they were both on sale for about $20 a piece and I had a $10 off coupon - so I'm only spending $30. Initially I said I wouldn't buy anything until the end of my round (1/6) but I can use these slacks to gauge weight loss right?

I also purchased a new scale :) I'm extremely happy about it too. I weighed myself around 5pm and I was 206.5 on my old scale, the new one read 203.That's a good reading especially in the evening when your weight fluctuates because of meals.

Today is my skip day. I am not hungry but i must admit, I was hesitant about skipping. All is fine though, hope I can still lose without my dose. Yesterday I had tomato soup for lunch and dinner along with my protein.I think I'll limit the soup to once a day. Here's to tomorrow and the thought of possibly wearing a 12 one day.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

vcld 14 - down 2 lbs

weighed in at 202.5 although I am very happy, I hesitate to be too overjoyed.I have cut out the creamer( i must be desperate)and I won't ever do cabbage again.I made a delicious bowl of tomato soup last night with my protein from 2 tbsp of tomato paste which is 33 calories. I added water, some garlic and herb seasoning and voila! It was delicious! Nice, hot and satisfying. I had another cup and was so full for the rest of the night. It felt like I had cheated. In the future I will stop at one bowl and I hope it doesn't interfere with my weight loss as the cabbage did. So far I have lost...

pre-load weight - 10.5 lbs in 14 days
postload weight - 19 lbs in 14 days

I guess I'm not doing so bad after all, huh?

Friday, December 11, 2009

vcld 13 - down 1lb

204.5 - up and down, up and down. Will I ever get out of the 200's???

Thursday, December 10, 2009

vcld 12 - up 1.5 according to my scale

Weighed in at 205.5 this morning. I cannot wait to get a different scale, especially when I know I weighed in less at the dr.'s. Anyway, until I do, I'll have to deal with this one. The scale still went up and I have no doubt it's the meds but I need them right now. I ended up taking a motrin and it really helped by back. I took one along with a flexeril upon waking this morning also, but haven't taken anymore. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Oh and I ate the cabbage last night and I KNOW that since I started eating cabbage I've gained. But it was sooo good though. I was hoping to be wrong about the cabbage, but it's evident. The cabbage is all gone now so I don't have to worry about is the creamer. I've got issues.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

vcld 11 - another loss:)

Weighed in at 203.4 at the dr.'s office. My scale said 204...exactly the reason I need to get a scale that weighs oz., for accuracy's sake. My lower back really started hurting last night and I was all stiff this morning so I went to my dr's. He was all impressed with my weight loss. I went from 41.5% body fat BMI 34 on Sept 1 to 37.2% body fat BMI 30.9 today. Waist went from 38 to 34.5. Gained 1.29 lb muscle. I didn't tell him about the hcg yet.My actual appointment was on the 15th and I wanted to break 200 before I saw him again. I'll wait until my next round to see if he'll prescribe hcg for me. Today he prescribed muscle relaxers and ibuprofen 800 mg and I'm not sure if I can take these with the hcg. I'm taking the muscle relaxer though, I'm in pain. I go back on Jan 6th which will be day 1 of R3 for me.I've gotta get a new scale!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

vcld 10 - down 2.5 from 6am WI!

weighed in at 204 12pm today! Well this morning I was really bummed because I should be losing, not gaining. I know I put creamer in my coffee, but I've been doing that since day 3. Anyway, I stayed home from work because I wasn't feeling very good. My stomach felt like a bubbling brook and I kept going all morning. I'm thinking, could it be the new brand of apples I bought? I bought small apples in a bag that didn't taste right, they were sour. Could it be the chicken? I just didn't know what had me running like that. Well it's almost 12 and I was going to buy some red delicious apples ( I had decided to do an apple day )and take a look at a digital scale but had to wait until it's safe to go. Since my stomach was still upset, I had to be careful about leaving the house because when I gotta go- I gotta go. So, I decide to get on the scale in the meantime and OMG! 204! I checked it on 2 scales - 3 times and I'm delighted:) I was beginning to feel like I had on other diets...getting stalled and getting nowhere.
I guess my body was ridding itself of waste - you all know how it is ...Now that I think about it, I hadn't REALLY gone since I started the protocol.
Not really a nice story, but it has a happy ending and noteworthy if it can possibly help someone else one day. 204, 204 (doing happy dance)
Of course, the apple day is out of the question now - just drinking plenty of water - NO CABBAGE - just cucumbers and tomatoes, red delicious apples or grapefruit - wasa rye crackers and chicken breast and my deliciously flavored teas. Maybe I'll be out of the 200's soon after all :)

vcld 10 - up .5 Frusrated!

Weighed in at 206.5 today. What is going on here? It has got to be the cabbage...Really! I'm disappointed and starting to think this isn't going to work for me as usual with any other diet. But I'm not a quitter. To tell the truth, I've been having sugar free creamer with my 1 cup of coffee. That could be it. I need to strictly follow protocol - and cut out the cabbage!
The scale I have only measures in half lbs. I'm thinking of getting one that measures oz. they are more accurate. I'm seriously thinking of doing an apple day today. I'm very disappointed but accountable to my mistakes as well.
Overall without all the technicalities, since I've started I've lost 15 lbs. I'll focus on that and see what tomorrow brings....

Monday, December 7, 2009

vcld 9 - up .5

Weighed in at 206. I wonder if it was the cabbage??? This is first gain and it didn't happen until I changed my veggies. The cabbage I made last night was too good and I ate about 1 1/2 cup. I did feel kinda bloated this morning though, my wedding ring was kinda tight this morning.
Well I made up for it at work today. I was really engulfed in my monthly report and ate only my fruit and my cracker. I drank 3 to 4 32oz bottles of water and 3 cups of tea. I ate my chicken in the car on the way home from work and I'm eating my cabbage now. I still have an entire meal to eat and I'm not hungry because I left my hcg drops at home and just took them at about 5:30. Do I need to eat everything although I not hungry?? Well all I can do is see what happens to morrow.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

vcld8 - down 1.5! Go Gena! Go Gena!

Weighed in at 205.5 this am! I'm posting late because I was in my closet trying on suits and blouses I haven't worn since 2005. The ones I currently wear are about to fall off...feels good...feels great! I can't wait to be in the 190's, I really cannot believe it's been this easy so far and I don't want to get too happy. I just plan to follow the protocol and see what happens.
Yesterday was the first particularly hard day I've had. I was hungry all day and didn't want much water.Once it started getting late, I made sure to drink at least 96oz of water and a couple of glasses of hot tea. I was surprised but delighted to see the loss this morning. At first I thought I hungry because it was Saturday and unlike a weekday, I'm not super busy. But then I decided to increase my dose a little. Normally I take .75 cc's twice a day but today I took .8 cc's and I'm a-ok...not hungry at all.
This week I plan to spice up my diet a little. I've been eating chicken and cucumbers, a half of apple or grapefruit and 2 wasa rye crackers twice a day. I'm getting ready to fix cabbage and plan to try the chili recipe I've seen on one of the hcg forums.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

vcld 7 - down 1lb

weighed in at 207 this am!My goal is to get to 199 by Monday 15th - my dr.appt

Friday, December 4, 2009

vcld 6 - no loss

But I'm not mad. I've lost quite a few lbs in the last couple of days so my body probably just has to catch up. I am wearing a suit today that I haven't worn since 2006 because I couldn't fit into it. Yea! I've been sticking to the plan, will continue to do so and we'll see what happens tomorrow.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

vcld 5 - down 2.5!

weighed in at 208 today! Now I'm really happy being that I'm below what I consider my true start weight of 209. I'm going to keep drinking plenty of water and tea and graze through the day and see what happens. Yea Me!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

vcld4 down 1

weighed in at 210.5. I seem to be leveling off now. I think I'll cut out the creamer from my coffee, if others can do it, so can I. I going to drink more water today, I slacked a little yesterday and drank more tea than water.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vcld3 - down 2.5 lbs

Weighed in at 211.5 this morning. That's all of the loading weight. On the next round I will be sure to watch those lbs. I do believe the Thanksgiving holiday had a lot to do with all the weight gain - but I enjoyed it. When I first posted on Wednesday 25th I was 213, however the Saturday before that I was 209. That is why I'm really waiting to break 209.Since I knew I was going to start the diet, I began to let up off my good eating habits.

I have been following protocol strictly - except for creamer in my morning coffee and diet cherry dr. pepper late night. I've been drinking plenty of water and tea.I've also been spacing my meals out so that I'm snacking all day. I haven't been hungry which is good, when I do, I snack on veggies. My weight loss has been 4, 3.5, 2.5 does that mean it'll only be 2 or 1 tomorrow??? I hope not, I'm really hoping to break 209. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Vlcd 2 - Down 3.5

It's 1:54 am and I cannot I decided to weigh myself. 214lbs. I will be happy when I break 209. I have had trouble sleeping ever since taking hcg...small price to pay though. Take a melatonin and drink a cup of tea...that's what I'll do. Hmmm. I wonder will I be the same in the morning....probably so.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

VLCD 1 - Whew! Down 4lbs

Weighed in at 217.5 this morning - that's 4 of the 11lbs I gained on 4 days of loading. The first day went really well, I wasn't hungry at all. I had gotten non-fat creamer for my coffee but decided not to use it yesterday and used milk. I spread my meals out throughout the day and I was alright. I drank plenty of water and tea. I couldn't sleep Friday night and took melatonin last night. I've been waking frequently during the night and was uo before 7am this am. This seems to be the only side effect I'm experiencing. Looking forward to tomorrows WI.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

11/27/09 - R1P1 ...Totally stuffed!

Post load weight 221.5, I am ashamed to say. I had been working since with my doctor since August and was down to 209 from 228. (which is why I loaded for more than 1 day - although only seriously on the R1P1.) All I can say is this better work....that's 10.5 lbs gained in 4 days. I actually started letting my good eating habits go on Tuesday (party at work) and started major loading hcg on Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoe pie, apple pie, pancakes , stuffing, cake...I really gorged for 2 days and I felt terrible :( I'll just follow the program and see what happens.

Yesterday I shopped for all of my supplies...Tom's toothpaste, baby oil, I already use dial so that was good. I bought a food scale, apples, grapefruit, non fat creamer (not on list) cucumbers...couldn't find bread sticks or melba toast at Walmart though. I'll go to Price Chopper today. I use Base Escentuals which is mineral make-up so it not a problem and I'm glad for that!
I took my dose of hcg about 8:45am today and I welcome vlcd1!I'm ready to do this thing! I'll let you know in the am if I have a loss.