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Monday, March 30, 2009

Wrapping up VLCD @ 183 lbs.

My sister and I decided to wrap this round up on Sunday and start Phase 3 today. So now I am doing the 72 hr VLCD until Thursday. TOM came on Saturday so I didn't get to post my weight because it came unexpectedly. My last LIW was 183 lbs for a total of 20 lbs lost. After TOM leaves I will post my weight and measurements. We are doing 3 weeks of Phase 3 and then another round of Phase 2 for 23 days. I am thinking about doing injections instead of sublingual just to try another method.

Friday, March 27, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 26

Well I finally made it to 20 lbs lost! I weighed in this morning at 183 on the dot. I met with my doctor to get more Hcg and he was surprised to see how well my sister and I are doing on the plan. It is weird that we have both lost the exact same amount of weight. I also have to report that I tried on everything in my closet yesterday and everything fits or is too big!! Now I am so thrilled that I stuck with it. This protocol is so hard and I don't think I would have made it through without all of the support from my family, friends and especially the people that comment on my blogs. I appreciate ALL of you! Here's to 19 more days!! I know I can do this!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 25

Sorry I have been MIA. It has been a frustrating week so far with my weight loss. Today I weighed in at 184 lbs. I was only losing .2, .4 and now finally got to 184. It is my eating. I was struggling with snacking. This diet is not for a weak person at all. I have 20 more days to go. I need to focus more on the food than the results. Until tomorrow!

Monday, March 23, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 22

Ok, the weekends are tough for me. I had a hard time from snacking. TOM never came and I was really constipated so I had to drink smooth move to get things going again. This morning I weighed in at 185 lbs. That is not what I was looking for but I have to own up to it. Since I have started I have lost a total of 18 lbs!! My goal this week is to loose at least 5 lbs.

Before I started the Hcg I was working out 4-5 days a week and I have stopped going to the gym because of what I was told about this diet. I just could not take it, I got up this morning and hit the gym. I only did cardio so I hope that won't mess me up too bad. I was starting to feel down and just blah so I knew I needed to get back into my routine again. Now, I feel wonderful. After the gym this morning I went and hit the mall. Just getting out and enjoying life again. The weather is getting warmer and I want to look good. I am ready! Until tomorrow!

Friday, March 20, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 19

I weighed in today at 186 for a total loss of 17 lbs.! Finally back to losing! I have been on a roller coaster of emotions this week and weighing in and seeing no change was driving me nuts. Today should be ok. I am going to a b'day party around lunch time but I am bringing my own food. Later on we are having a family dinner (that I am cooking) to celebrate my husband's birthday. Hopefully I will have another loss tomorrow. This is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: hot tea
Lunch: beef soup (same recipe as yesterday but sub. beef)
Snack: orange
Dinner: chicken patty & green beans
Hot tea and Water all day

BTW my rings don't fit. I am going to have to put them away pretty soon until I am finished losing! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 18

This morning I weighed in at 187.4. No loss and no gain. Last night I went out with some friends and ended up eating a basket of fries. I didn't realize that I was eating them until they were almost gone. At least I stuck with the unsweet iced tea. They were so shocked at how much I lost. It was motivating to me to lose more weight. Today will be a good day. I have lots to do at home. This is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: coffee & grissini
Lunch: Mexican chicken soup (chicken, cumin, oregano, basil, onion powder, water, and tomato)
Snack: orange
Dinner: chicken, lettuce, orange

I need to make better choices when dining out. Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 17

I had a pretty bad day yesterday and I think it was PMS. I feel much better today. I weighed in at 187.4 lbs. So now I am down a total of 15.6 lbs. I thought I'd try green beans with my chicken for lunch yesterday. I guess that was not a great idea. Today I will not try to change the Protocol. The food is just so boring to me now. I am used to eating sandwiches and not having any bread is so annoying. Hopefully today will be a good day. Until tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 16

I am really irritable and hating this food. I weighed in today at 188 so I gained 1 lb. TOM is still not here but I am swollen like a balloon. Yuck! Until tomorrow..

Monday, March 16, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 15

Just a quick update. TOM is playing games. It started to come and then stopped. "He" is really getting on my I guess it will really come this week. I went away for the weekend and that was challenging. I weighed in today at 187 lbs. for at total of 16 lbs. so far. I will update tomorrow if it's still not here. Until then!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 11

I weighed in today and I am at 190 lbs. My TOM is coming any day so I will not be weighing in for a few days. Until then!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 10

Well, I messed up. TOM is coming and I was craving chocolate so bad yesterday that I started to eat a cookie and then spit it out. UGH!! I suck I know. I thought I was so strong. Today I am at 189.8 so I lost 1 lb. I will try not to mess up again.

I talked to my doctor last night and he raised my dosage a little. He says that I am not getting enough Hcg in my system and that is why I was hungry. After I had my dosage last night I felt awesome. I woke up at exactly 7am on the dot and I feel great. I guess this is how you are supposed to feel! Today I plan on going to the gym for a light walk and to get out of the house. Here is what I ate yesterday (nix the cookie):

Breakfast: coffee,melba toast
Lunch: steak, cabbage
Snack: orange
Dinner: chicken, lettuce, melba toast
Snack: 1/2 grapefruit

Hopefully I will see a better loss tomorrow. Until then!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 9

This morning I weighed in at 190.8. So I lost -.2 lbs. Total loss so far 13 lbs! I am very happy with that. I know I didn't drink as much as I usually do yesterday due to the fact I over did it over the weekend. I thought that I should drink exactly 1/2 gal but I guess I was wrong. I woke up this morning hungry. I know that I should not be feeling hunger at all so I have to call my doctor and let him know. I am not struggling so much anymore with preparing the food for my family. I am getting used to it. I was watching another Hcg dieters blog on youtube and he said that he thought beginners to the Protocol should start off with 23 days instead of the full 45 days. When I started with my doctor he told me that this diet will last for 45 days and that I would not have to stop if I wanted to go beyond that. Many people have posted that they get immune to the Hcg after a while. Does anyone know when that starts happening? I hope I actually last to 45 days. I am already tired of the meals. I have cooked the chicken, fish and beef every way that I can think of. I think I am missing bread the most. My morning ritual of eating toast is getting to me. lol....oh well. Here is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: coffee & melba toast
Lunch: steak & lettuce
Snack: orange & breadstick
Dinner: chicken & cabbage
Snack: orange
1/2 gal water, 2 cups of hot tea

Until tomorrow!

Monday, March 9, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 8

Whew! This weekend was tough and I am glad it's over. I have heard people say that this diet gets easier as you go along but I am having a tough time sticking to the protocol. It was hard being the kitchen preparing food all weekend and not tasting any of it. I think I was a little irritable because of that.

This morning I weighed in at 191 lbs. I was so excited that I got back on just to make sure and it read 190.8 lbs. But since that was my 2nd time weighing so I counted the first. So I am down 1.4 lbs!! This diet is really opening up my eyes to see that I had a problem with food. I think it is because I am a SAHM and I am home all day sometimes. I must have been eating when I was bored. Hopefully my mindset will change in these next few weeks. Yesterdays meals are posted below.

Breakfast: coffee & 1 melba toast
Lunch: beef, lettuce, breadstick
Dinner: 100 g tilapia & cabbage
Snack: strawberry smoothie (strawberries blended with ice and stevia)
1/2 gal water and 2 cups of tea

Sunday, March 8, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 7

Well, I am up .4lbs today. So now I am at 192.4... After getting over the horrible dissapointment this morning I quickly realized what I did wrong. I ate 2 veggies for lunch. I didn't think it would make a big difference but on top of that I think I drank too much liquids. On my way to p/u my meds, I used lotion in the car. Ok. I have learned my lesson and boy was it a hard one. I have learned from my mistakes and I am over it now. So today I am sticking with the Protocol. Until tomorrow!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Requested From My Lovely Sister

During one of our many phone calls today, my sister informed that people want to know what you are eating. So by her request I will also include my meals for that specific day in my blog.


Breakfast: coffee & 1 melba toast
Lunch: 100g Talapia, handful of cabbage, a slice of onion, 1 breadstick & orange
Dinner: 100g shrimp, handful of cabbage
Snack: 1/2 grapefruit
1/2 gallon water & 5 cups of hot tea w/ stevia

I am also over the hunger pangs and I feel great!

P2 VLCD Day 6

Today I weighed in at 192 lbs.! That is a total of 11lbs since Monday! I am so excited. Last night it was a real struggle not to eat anything bad. It is hard not to snack when everyone around you is constantly eating something. Everytime I had the urge to eat, I drank something. It was really tough. I never realized how much food I was consuming on the weekends. I am quite satisfied with the food that I have been eating. The flavors are so much better to me for some reason. I really think all of the "food enhancements" & chemicals that they put into our foods make us addicted to eat more than we should. I am really amazed at my willpower. Everytime I look at the chocolate chip cookies on the kitchen counter I just remember that doing this Protocol is something I must do to change my life. If I mess that up now then I will always fail at loosing the weight. This morning it was so exciting to try on clothes that I have either never worn (still have the tags on them) or could not fit into for some time now. Half of my clothes in my closet will have to go to charity when I am done. I refuse to ever go back to being big again. I am determined not to give into the urge. Until tomorrow!

Friday, March 6, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 5

I am down another 1.4 lbs!! This morning I weighed in at 193.2Lbs!! I could not believe it. I have not been at this weight in a while. Funny thing happened to me this morning. I went to the gym to walk the treadmill and I started feeling weak. I lasted 15 mins in the gym. I think that I may have to take a break from the gym until I am finished my first round. My sister worked out for almost 2 hrs and she was so weak and shaky. Is this normal???

The weekends are so hard for me and always has been when I am dieting. The family is home and everyone is basically snacking all day long. The weather is supposed to be nice so I hope to spend most of the time outside doing something fun. Until tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 4

I am down to 194.6lbs today. Woo Hoo!!! I am so excited. I was having hunger pangs since Monday. I decided to spread my meals out during the day. Hopefully today it will not be that bad today. Until tomorrow..

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 3

I got up this morning and weighed myself and I am totally shocked. 195.6 So far that is 7.4 lbs! I could not believe it so I measured myself and here are the stats:

Waist 36/-.5
Chest 38.5/-4.5
Arm 13.5/-.5
Thighs 23/-2
Hips 43/-2
Total: -9.5

I was going to go to the gym today but I don't think I will. I am afraid that I may not loose as much as I can by keeping my activities to a minimum like Dr Simeons says. I have been following his Protocol strictly. Well, I am off to start the day. Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 2

This morning I weighed in at 198.4! Amazing... I am so excited about seeing that number on the scale. It is so great to be on a diet that actually works. I am doing really good so far on the eating. I was hungry about 1 hour before lunch. I decided to spread out my meals during the day. Today I bought the grissini and melba toast. It is so nice to have my sister there for support. We are loosing the same amount of weight and having the same physical reactions to the Hcg. I drank so much yesterday that I was back and forth to relieve myself most of the day. I guess that is how the fat particles are leaving my body. Well I am looking forward to tomorrow. Until then!

Monday, March 2, 2009

P2 VLCD Day 1

Okay, this diet was hard today. I was hungry and very irritable. We had a snow storm last night and unfortunately everyone was home. I spent 80% of the day in the kitchen cooking or preparing food. It seems like my family eats all day long non-stop. UGH!!!! It was a hard situation but I think I did damn good. I did not waiver from the Protocol at all. My sister is doing the diet with me and we both are having the same weird symptoms. My muscles ache and I have small bursts of energy throughout the day. Is that normal?? Hopefull I will be able to get some sleep soon. The constant bathroom trips in the middle of the night kept me up a good part of the night. This morning I weighed in at 200lbs. I weighed myself yesterday afternoon and I was up 3lbs. That was from the "loading" days I think. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. My SO will be at work and we will be back to a normal schedule. I am ready to hit the gym and walk the treadmill. I need to relieve some stress. Until tomorrow!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

2nd Loading Day

OMG I am so sick!!!! I have eaten so much these past two days that I just cannot fit anymore. I still ate pretty healthy things like I normally eat. Instead of having one helping of food at a meal, I added another. I just finished a turkey meatball, spinach, and beans stoup & I am stuffed. I almost threw up after dinner last night. I am not even hungry at all. My husband is so negative about this whole thing. I just cannot wait to show him that I am going to lose weight this time. Yesturday I bought everything I needed for the week and I decided to keep a notebook of my meals and measurements. I didn't weigh in today but I will in the morning when I wake up. Thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me in this journey. I am very grateful!