Round 3

Sunday, January 31, 2010

p3d12 - up .4

weighed in at 190.8. New foods yesterday included:

buttered popcorn (shared w/hubby)- went to see the Book of Eli

Sushi rolls (10) - salmon, avocado, cream cheese - I forgot they were rolled in rice...didn't eat it the rice though. The salmon on the side was also sweet...I ate it. Started to have a drink as alcohol is allowed and is my custom when I go japanese... but... really didn't want it :)

sugar free hot chocolate from books a million w/milk and whipped cream

peanut butter and cocoa crack (my version of reese's peanut butter cups)

smooth move tea at the end of the night (bleh!) gotta keep things moving

Note to self: Saturdays are the days I'll need to recover from. It was awesome to eat foods I haven't had in a while! Going to try mug cake tonite!

Happy losing!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

p3d11 - up .4

weighed in at 190.4. Must've been the chunky sugar-free peanut butter I was eating last night.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

p3d9 -- Get this....down .6

Back down to ldw...weighed in at 189.6.I can't believe this. Here's what I ate yesterday.

Breakfast - Super Advance whey protein from walmart
2 scoops - 240 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 8 grams carbs, 52 grams of protein

I bought an apple, about 8 -10 cheese cubes, and about 6-7 mac nuts and snacked on them all day until about 3:15 when I ate 1/2 a piece of steak (pork)

Dinner - 1 very lean pork steak. I was sooo full.

Cocoa crack - not very much. Also drank about 4 cups of tea w/lemon

I was feeling full. Like I shouldn't have eaten that whole steak. It was really lean. Then had about 2 more pieces of cocoa.

I just never expected to lose anything the way I felt. Go figure!

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Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

p3d8 - down 1.8

weighed in at 190.2 this am. This calls for some cocoa crack tonite! The problem was that I needed smooth move. I haven't had any "action" since starting p3. I'm going to look for chocolate smooth move...can't stand the original...
Yesterday I ate:

breakfast - atkins shake
snack - apple & cheese cubes (6-8)
diet coke
lunch - collard greens and pork steak
snack - apple
dinner - pork steak ( didn't really want dinner but figured I'd better eat anyway to get my calories in)

I know I said I'd cook beef, but I didn't thaw it. I've found something that doesn't affect my weight, has a good balance of protein and fat. Easy to make - just season and put in the oven, and affordable. Soon...( I don't know when) I'm going to add salmon to my diet and chicken soup in order to get my veggies.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

p3d7 - no change

weighed in at 192.00 and you know what??? I'm not going to stress over it. One thing I know about my body from pre - hcg experiences is that I can hold fast to one number on the scale without budging. so if I'm at 192, so be it. I'll eat clean , be happy and enjoy the new me. I've picked up a couple of good habits from p2: bringing my lunch to work and eating apples and cucmbers slices for snacks. I must pat myself on the back because my daughter baked cookies for her class last night and i didn't want not a one. yea me! cookies and cakes are my weaknesses therefore, I know not to even take the first bite.

My apple & cheese day was messed up because that morning, I couldn't decide whether to to an apple & cheese day or high protein. so I did a combo of both .

Breakfast - atkins shake
snack - sliced cucumbers
Lunch -2 apples & 2 slices of cheese
snack - atkins shake
snack - apple & 6 cheese cubes
dinner - you know it - leftover pork steak @ apple

I bought a couple of steaks last night. man they're expensive. As you can see I have no problem eating the same thing repeatedly when I find something I like. tonight I'm have beef steak and I drank smooth move last night ( I hate that stuff). I haven't had "one" in a while.

Happy losing all ! thank you for being you!

Monday, January 25, 2010

p3d6 - down 1

weighed in at 192. this am. Results not good. It's either because I didn't get up until around 11am and therefore didn't have a full day of fasting or it's the pork steak i used. I'm still 2.4 lbs over so today I'm trying the apple & cheese day which I hear people have had success with. I'll keep you posted.
Happy losing!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

p3d5 - up 2.8 Steak day

weighed in at 193 no surprise here.

brunch - eggs w/cheese
snack- apple
dinner- 2 cheeseburgers
snack - cocoa crack
chilli

Husband made chilli late last night and I separated the beans and ate it. I'll be doing a steak day today.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

p3d4 - up .2

weighed 190.2 this am. Having eggs w/cheese for breakfast this am.

Ate cheese after work yesterday when I realized that I could. 3 slices.

breakfast - atkins shake

snack - apple

lunch - tomato soup/ 5 mac nuts/diet pepsi

snack - cheese

dinner - pork steak 1 1/2.

tea/w lemon and mac nuts

I need more veggies in my life. I'm going to start making my chicken soup next week - don't have to worry about my 3 veggie servings a day when I have it. I'm trying to add foods in slowly.

Friday, January 22, 2010

p3d3 - no movement..I think

scale keeps fluctuating between 189.8 and 190. I'll just go with the 190. This is surprising to me because of what I ate yesterday. I was sure I would be up.

2 flaxseed oil caps
am - atkins protein shake
snack - apple
snack - cucumbers

lunch - angus mushroom & swiss (withiut the bread)
snack - apple
1 or 2 diet cokes

dinner
cooked 2 pork steaks and ate 1 1/2 myself.
macadamia's as snack

I ate kind of late, I guess it was between 8 & 9. I was sure I would have a gain. Even though I didn't, I will take it easier today

Thursday, January 21, 2010

p3d2 - down .6

weighed in at 190 this am.

meals yesterday:
2 flaxseed oil capsules
1 atkins strawberry shake

lunch - instead of my steak, grabbed wrong container and brought collards instead :0(
1/2 apple
collard greens w/salt pork
4 macadamias
diet coke

Dinner
Pork steak 1 1/2

evening snack
macadamias
tea w/lemon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

P3 day 1 - up 1

Not suprising. After making my pork steak last night for lunch today, I indulged myself and I stayed up until after 2am.

It's 10am .I'm not hungry however I am sipping on my atkins advantage strawberry protein shake. I'm sipping because I feel slightly sick to my stomach. However, I know I need to get my metabolism going. The shake has 15g of protein, 1g of sugar (made with sucralose), 150 cal, and 1g net carbs. At this point, I'm not even thinking about eating lunch. I'll keep you posted.

Update on clothes: I took the 14's back and got size 12 pants. They fit so much better and I've been getting so many compliments that I'm almost embarrassed. It was strange going into the store and not having to go to the womens dept. It was also strange trying on 12's and they fit. I may have to stop buying the xl tops as well.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

final vlcd today-down .4

weighed in at 189.6 this am. Some things I've noticed during the days without shots. "I" haven't been really hungry during my days without doses. I have developed a vlcd routine and I'm still on that routine. Last night, "I" wasn't hungry but my body was hungry apparently, to the point that when I did eat ( which was around my regular time)I was so sick to my stomach I really felt like throwing up bad. I figured I was having hcg withdrawals. Finally I kept drinking diet soda until my stomach felt better. I've also noticed I do not enjoy tea as much as I did on hcg. So the only discomfort I've had was the nausea which occurred on Sunday also, but I was too busy shopping to let it bother me although it was noticeable. Today I ate more at lunch as opposed to splitting meals up.
I'm making my pork steak tonite to eat for lunch tomorrow. :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

day 2 w/no dose - up .4

weighed in at 190. this am. No hunger yesterday, fine so far today. As a matter of fact I ate an apple for a snack, chicken for lunch and a late dinner (after 8pm) of just chicken yesterday. No veggies. probably the reason for the gain. I'm going to eat normally today.

I received an excellent report at the Dr's office of course. Didn't tell him about the hcg yet. My next appt is in a month however I will probably extend it until 6 wks, beginning of R2.
My husband bought home pork steak for me yesterday, so sweet. I'm going out for protein drinks today. I'm ready for p3. I wonder how I'll feel tomorrow, 3rd day of no dose.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

No one else cares....

But I know that I can come here and you guys will understand. Well, for about a week now, I've been saying that my 14's are roomy. I just bought a pair of jeans Friday and they're so roomy. So today, I'm in JCP on the sale rack looking at suits (they were 41.99 clearance) I take 3 to try on. Now I looked fab in the suits but the pants were like big around the waist and hip area. IT HAS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT i MIGHT BE A 12...UNTIL TODAY. So I go out and try on at 12...and it fits! :) Even the jacket! :)I have never worn a 12, in my life! Anyway, I thought - I look good - So I go out to change sizes but they don't have any 12's on clearance. I then decided to get the 3 14's because #1, you can't beat it for the price - Jones New York - and #2 I'm not planning for failure but I would like just a little wiggle room for phase 3 and #3 the 12 I tried on wasn't on sale.

I really wish I had taken measurements. This is huge for me. I had been so focused on reaching my goal and how much I weigh, that I didn't even think about actual weight loss.

Just wanted to share. This is huge for me. I love hcg!!!Thanks for listening and happy losing!

down .4

weighed in at 189.6. Not taking dose today, so this is my ldw. Happy to say that I was so busy hosting that I had no time to think about the food being served at the baby shower yesterday. Didn't have any cake and the fam seems to be eating up quickly; it should be gone today. I have a dr. appt in the am, anxious to see what his scale reads. Oh and my size 14's are roomy. I just find that interesting. Anyhow I'm looking forward to p3 and using lotion. I plan on toning up during p3, utilizing protein shakes for breakfast , continuing to eat apples and to have pork steak Wed.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

down .2

weighed in at190 this am. I'm giving a baby shower today and there will be cake. I've already decided that it's not an option. I'm too close to my goal, I have a dr appt on Monday (weigh in) and I want to stabilize correctly. Any sugar now will cause unnecessary problems....not an option.

I bought 2 new pairs of jeans 14's last night and my dress pants are loose in the waist. I've been so focused on the # , I haven't really been paying attention to my body. Happy losing all! Off to market in my new jeans!

Friday, January 15, 2010

down 1.2

weighed in at 190.2 this am and you know what, I was eating macadamia's last night. A couple times during the week I may have 1 or 2 while I'm fixing dinner or when I need a satisfying little snack after eating all of my meals, but last night I maybe had about 14? I was thinking that I was eating too many of them. Then the nice loss this am. I don't know if the nuts had anything to do with it, but I'm just saying!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

down .4

weighed in at 191.4 this am. I've been super busy at work which is why I haven't posted much of anything and when I get home, I have been spending too much time playing farmville and cafeville and petville (on facebook) got hooked during the holidays, and I've been getting to bed after 12am all week. I believe that has something to do with the slow weight loss. A good night sleep helps tremedously. Also I've only been doing the 2 doses. So I'm good at .8 cc 2 times a day. I think that the carbs in my system during the holidays was making me more hungry. I have been thinking about having my last dose on today, I'm really ready for pork steak, that way I can eat on Monday, but I am going to carry through until Sunday and do vlcd during the work week. Wait...Monday is a holiday...no matter, I'm so used to eating vlc, being home on Monday won't matter much.

I'm having a hard time imagining my days without my drops. I'm concerned about stablizing but, I think I'll be okay.

Edith: My husband keeps asking me about the diet, I have no doubt that he'll be starting soon.

Nikkispower: Keep us posted!

Thank you all for your support and encouragement! It really means a lot!

Happy losing!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

down .4

weighed in at 192.4 this am. This is my final week. I plan to take my last dose on Sunday and continue vlcd Mon - Wed in the midst of the work schedule routine. I think it'll be easier becausemy mind will be occupied. I have gotten so used to vlcd menu's. I think I'll begin each day with a protein shake and fruit since I'm not much of a breakfast person Mon-Friday. I'll try eggs on Sat. For lunch, maybe I'll continue to make my own lunch I'm thinking hamburgers, then cheeseburgers, pork steak (can't wait to eat this!) Chilli...okay let me stop and get back to work. I'm making myself hungry...where's my apple:). Thanks for all the advice I've been getting...happy losing all!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

down 1.2

weighed in at 192.8 this am. I would need to get a calendar to determine exactly what vlcd this is but this is my 39th dose day. I don't count the days I skipped my dose of course. I'm going to carry on for 1 additional week and whatever weight I am I will be happy. P3 mindset- No sugars and starches. Be careful of cheese. Eat liberally of protein and fats. I need to read P&I again.

Happy losing!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

down 2.4

weighed in at 194 this am. I've been strictly on protocol after a time of just craving carbs. I felt that my body had had enough of this protocol, but once I stuck to protocol, the weight started just coming off again. Since my last post, I had actually went up to 198.8...but it's going down consistently now and the 200 iu (3 doses of .8) is definitely working for me. I'm going to to take it an extra week to see if I can achieve 188, if not, I'll stop at whatever weight and move to p3. Happy losing!

Monday, January 4, 2010

vlcd 35 & 36 up 1.4, down .8

weighed in at 197 on Sat and stayed the same on Sunday. I realized that my bottle was almost empty and losing potency. I also realize that I may be developing immunity and I'm adding a 3rd dose which will have me at 200 iu daily. I'm currently at 150. I realized that I miss the structure of the work week and look forward to my routine for the home stretch. I've opened a fresh bottle of hcg I'm back on protocol as of Sunday and I'm down .8 as of this morning weighing in at 196.2.

I ordered for my sister who is starting the diet and ordered one for myself while I was at it and I'm glad I did. Jan 11 is my 40th dose - again my goal is 188.

I appreciate everyones support so much!

Edith: congratulations - you've done wonderfully. Read Christy's posts to get idea's on how to eat on P3. Also, if you are not already...go to this forum http://hcgdietinfo.com/hcgvanillaforum/1/ , there is a lot of great info there. My husband is also a truck driver and wants to start the diet! How strange is that!

Friday, January 1, 2010

vlcd 34 - up 1.8 See, what had happened was...


Weighed in at 195.6 and let me tell you why.I went to my friend's wedding yesterday. That's her in the pic with me. It wasn't anything big, a small justice of the peace affair, less than 10 of us there. I had sliced up my cucumbers to take with me to snack on in the car. Anyway, the wedding was in a quaint little bistro like bakery and there was wedding cake. I wasn't expected food. After the ceremony, Teresa started passing out cake and I gave her the look like I didn't want any but she didn't get it and I didn't want to turn it down, so I took it and told my husband he could have it. To make a long story short. I ATE THE CAKE. Granted it was a small piece but it opened the door that weakened my craving resolve.
We got home and I just wanted what everyone was eating so badly. I went to take a 3rd dose because that type of craving was unusual for me. After the dose I was okay but then I stayed up late because of the new year and somewhere between 1 and 2am I ate my homemade mac and cheese which I love, and 3 chocolate chip cookies that I had worked so hard to resist earlier.
I know that I am so close to my goal of 188 for this round. I know that eating off protocol will bring me a gain. Yet I still made the decision to eat.I have self destructive behaviors that I need to deal with. Back to the drawing board!