Friday, December 7, 2012


Well I have to say I have been avoiding all things weight for the last week or so.  With the holidays I have let my guard down and have been dipping in the Christmas cookies so I have avoided the scale.  My biggest goal for the rest of the year is to still fit in my new jeans come January 1 when I plan to start Round 4.  

So I broke down today and got on the scale.  I am happy to say that even with the dough and chips and everything else I am only up .2 pounds.  That is a good thing.  My stomach however is in a bad place from the flour I have let get by, swelled up and a little painful, so my new secondary goal for the rest of this year is to avoid flour at all cost.  I have to admit over the next 8 days I may let a little slip by here or there but I am limiting it as much as possible.  

I probably will remain on the quiet side for the rest of the year, but I promise to be back to daily blogging starting January 1.  That being said, lots to do today, gotta run. If I don't get to say it closer to the date, every one have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

a little too stressed

Christmas time is getting to me, money feels like it is leaking out of every pore and I am a little too stressed today to weigh......that is all

Thursday, November 29, 2012


woot woot, down 1.5, I did something right yesterday.  I need to stick to that today and not let myself graze all day!  I am doing baking today so it will be a challenge but I am up to the task!  

Today my primary goal is to make sure I get my 10 min of exercise in ( if it warms up some I may actually take the kiddos for a walk so it will be much more than 10 min) and to up my water intake.  I have been sorely lacking in the water department. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


ugh it is totally my fault, I have been slack.  I am up 3.3 pounds.  I am going to do a version of the steak day today and see if it will work, we are having roast tonight (that is a type of steak, right?)  I will just not eat all day and have that tonight and hopefully get the same results....we will see.  

I can say I think some of it is 'monthly' weight and I haven't 'gone' today weight but still I also know part of it is 'I don't seem able to stay the heck away from sugar'weight.  

One more week that is all I need I can, no I WILL, do it for one more week and then in three days after that DISNEYYYYYYYYYY

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I don't have much to say today.  I honestly didn't even weighI really couldn't deal with seeing an increase if it was there.  

I did however start working out!  I have some dvd's I have had forever and don't even remember where they came from but they are fabulous!  10 minute workouts, one is dancing, one is pilates and the other I don't even remember.   Anyway I broke out the dance party and have no clue why I haven't done it before!  

Just after I finished dancing my new jeans showed up.  I am so happy to have some pants that fit, it is a beautiful thing!!! Soo tomorrow, I have a busy, busy day but I see no reason why I can't fit in 10 minutes.  I will be back to weighing tomorrow too.  

Monday, November 26, 2012


I do believe I got a little over confident.  I felt like I knew better than the protocol (or just didn't care)   My mom sent a bottle of coke down to us from Thanksgiving and I decided it was my job to get rid of it all (sarcasm!) 

I am up 2.4  eek.  I might be trying a steak day again today!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Woo I did something right, today I am at 0 change (which is what you work for in phase 3!!)   

I hope I can hold on to this for another week and a half until I move on to phase 4 which I will be on until the beginning of January.  

Unfortunately, we didn't do our usual grocery shopping this week because of Thanksgiving and we are RAPIDLY running out of food.  Not sure what I will have for breakfast today!!! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012


wow that steak day thing really works!  

Down 2.6 pounds back to 212.3.  The amazing part was I wasn't really even hungry.  I went all day with nothing but a little coffee until after 6pm when I finally got a chance to eat.  When I did eat I had the biggest steak I could find, to be honest since my three yr old decided not to eat I basically ate his steak too and then I had an apple.  So there you go, when you are in phase 3 if you find yourself up by 2 pounds or more from the day you ended phase 2  you are supposed to do the steak day.  I am actually still up about a pound from where I ended phase 2 but this is better than where I had gotten to!

Now I have signed up for a pledge to do at least 10 mins of some kind  of exercise daily so I will be starting that today.  I have 3 10 minute exercise videos that I have never use so I will be starting with them at some point today.  I have stayed up wayy too late the last 2 days though so right now all I want to do is sleep.....zzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, November 23, 2012


up 1.1

considering yesterday was Thanksgiving, really not bad.  I am still going to do a steak day today and try to get myself back on track.

Sorry, I have a needy clinging 3 yr old so can't type more now.....

Thursday, November 22, 2012


In honor of the holiday I am giving myself a pass.  I am thankful that we live in a place that at least for now we can still celebrate all the things we are thankful for by gorging ourselves on turkey and all the fixings so I am not going to stress over weight just for to read the black Friday ads.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


weight: 213.8
total lost over all: 57.7
shots to to go: 0

Ugh, I still haven't had a chance to start exercising.  We were trying to wrap u school for the holidays but now that that is done I can add in exercise next week.  

I am a little worried I might be having some crohn's issues but that would be TMI so I wont go into it here.  I did end up snacking on cheese before bed which is probably a good reason for the little increase.  I am going to do a steak day today just to be on the safe side, I did just buy smaller pants so I cant afford to gain back! 


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


weight: 213.2
total lost over all: 58.1
shots to to go: 0

Well I am at that boring place where I am just juggling the same .2 pounds.  It's ok, it is a good thing, it is what is supposed to happen in phase 3.  I still hate this part though because I would like to still be losing but at this part of the year, I am just happy not to be gaining.  

I do have something very happy to report though.  I currently only own one pair of jeans, a pair of size 18 Levi's.  My husband keeps telling me to go get some but I put it off....I finally went yesterday to try some on. I put on the size 16's I thought I needed and they were a little loose, I, no way I fit the 14's....but them on and THEY FIT.  I seriously almost cried.  I have not been a size 14 in a good 10 years or more.  I also got sized for new bras and I am down 3 sizes around my chest!   That is more than enough to keep me on the straight and narrow.  I have 2 more weeks to avoid sugar and starches and after fitting in the 14's I KNOW I can do it. 

I couldn't bring myself to buy anything, not with Black Friday 5 days away but I will be getting some jeans if I find a decent price (I just can NOT pay 54bucks for some jeans)  I refuse to buy more than maybe 2 pair though because I plan on being out of 14's way before I need new jeans!    (now to keep my Disney weight to 5 pounds!!!)

Monday, November 19, 2012


weight: 213.0
total lost over all: 58.3
shots to to go: 0

Dang, dang, dang!  I was doing so well with my posting everyday for the NaBlogPoMo....looks like I missed yesterday, bummer!!!  Anyway, I was up .2 yesterday but I am back down .2 today so this information all still applies!

I am very proud of myself though because I went to a birthday party and didn't nibble on ANYTHING! No cake, no oreos, no chips NOTHING!  Also I was given a ton of compliments so thanks a bunch for that!   

The next few days lead to a huge challenge, only four days until Thanksgiving.  I think I can resist most of the things I shouldn't have but I  do feel I will probably have a little stuffing.  I wish I had some sprouted grain bread I could make my own...hmmm that is a thought......

Saturday, November 17, 2012


weight: 213.0
total lost over all: 58.3
shots to to go: 0

Oh this phase can be so frustrating, you think you are doing good but not so much.  I know what happened at least.  Although I ate well I slipped and had cream and sugar in my coffee.  Wont make that mistake again!  

Today, fortunately, I have no where to go and nothing to do.  I have some huge steaks in the fridge so today will be a steak day.  Nothing until dinner and then a huge steak and one apple.  I need to double check what that means for drinking....

Wish me luck!

Friday, November 16, 2012


weight: 212.3
total lost over all: 59
shots to to go: 0

Nothing exciting to tell.  I had a pork chop for dinner and for lunch taco meat and cheese.  I had to run out early so I didn't have time for breakfast which is why I ended up snacking on my son's popcorn shrimp.  Note to self: DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


weight: 212.1
total lost over all: 59.2
shots to to go: 0

I get a little bored doing these posts during the maintenance phase. There isn't as much to say because your goal is not to lose but not to gain either.  As long as I stay with in +/-2 of where I finished phase 2 I am doing everything right.  

I do want to start adding in exercise next week, so that will give me something more to talk about but for now I am running late to speech.  I promise, keep reading. I also want to start talking about any new recipes I try that help me stay with in my goals. These will get more interesting again very soon. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


weight: 211.6

total lost over all: 59.6
shots to to go: 0

Today I am officially back to eating.   I am still to avoid sugar and starch but I can, actually I have to eat many more calories.  

So far for breakfast I had a ham and onion omelet.  

I am also able to start exercising now that I am eating more calories so this afternoon I will be starting some work out DVD's I have had forever but haven't yet tried out.  I will discuss tomorrow what I decide to do. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


weight: 212.3

total lost this round:10.6 (not doing the math right now!)
total lost over all: 58.9
shots to to go: 0

I am now in the 72 hour transition phase.   I will continue to eat VLCD for 72 hours before going to maintenance  mode.   I can start eating more then but still no sugar or starch for three weeks. 

Sorry can write more right now.  I have a sore throat and need coffee!  

Monday, November 12, 2012


weight: 212.7

total lost this round:12.0 (not doing the math right now!)
total lost over all: 60.9 (ditto)
shots to to go: 0(I ran out!)

I had a horrible weekend, I am not even going to try to make excuses but I can say this is NOT the way I wanted this round to end!  I have three days now while the HCG works its way out of my system where I still have to do the very low calorie diet, so hopefully I will at least get back to the 209 I was before the weekend.  I am ready for this round to be over, I am thinking too much about the holidays and my vacation!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


weight: 210.3

total lost this round:12.0
total lost over all: 60.9
shots to to go: 2 (or until this batch runs out)

I just realized I have been messing up my title of these posts for a while.  This is my THIRD round of HCG, not my second.  Sorry to anyone who might have been keeping track.  

Anyway, yesterday was an ok day for the most part.  I stick to the plan alllll day but then for some reason, last night, my cravings got the best of me and I caved.  I ate anything I could find.  I am just thankful I am only up .4.  

I only have until Wednesday at best to get all the pounds off I can so for a few more days I have to stick 100% to plan.  Then I go to P3 and I can eat a much bigger variety of food and more of it.  I will still have to avoid sugar and starch for an additional three weeks( which means no stuffing at Thanksgiving-which may mean a 'planned' cheat) but then after that three weeks, just in time to leave for Disney, I can go to eating anything-within in reason.  You still can't sit down and eat an entire birthday cake and expect nothing bad to happen!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


weight: 209.9

total lost this round:12.4
total lost over all: 61.3
shots to to go: 4 (or until this batch runs out)

   Another day without much today.  I had a grilled chicken salad for lunch with apple for snack then for dinner I almost shut down I thought if I have to eat the SAME food one more time.....Then I thought EGGS so I did a 3/1 omelet with onions and had an apple for snack.  I did squeeze in some prosciutto wrapped cheese and snuck a few pringles so I guess I am lucky I am down.  I hope it doesn't catch up with me today. 
    I only have a few days left and exactly 10 lbs left I hope to lose.  Honestly though it is just a number, if I don't quite make it I know I will get it in the next round at the beginning of the year.  At this point I am just ready to get some more variety in my food!  Not to mention all my clothes are falling off and I have made it into my target shorts.  (a pair of shorts I bought for my HONEYMOON NINE years ago and couldn't even get in them back then, but now I can!)  I would be happy with a few more pounds coming off but if I don't make 199 I wont totally break down.  I just have to work hard on maintaining through my vacation and the holidays.  
   I want to start adding in walking, we have exactly 4 weeks until we hit Disney and my poor daughter has NO idea what is ahead of her.  All that walking with KILL her (me too!) So off to toughen her up! 

Friday, November 9, 2012


weight: 210.5

total lost this round:11.7
total lost over all: 60.7
shots to to go: 5 (or until this batch runs out)

So I will say it again, I KNOW down is down and down is good but when you are SOOO close to a goal is it is frustrating!  Anyway, lunch yesterday was so ribs (which may be why I am not down more) I had lean beef but I may have eaten more than I should have and ended up with no veggies.  Dinner was my famous shrimp and bok choy.  I had one apple for a snack during the day.  

That is ALL.  I did not cheat at all even making sweet and sour chicken for the family for dinner which is typically one of my favorites!  I know part of it is still the water I am retaining from it being that TOM so I am hoping that when it is over (hopefully tomorrow) I will see a significant drop.  

Fingers crossed!  Off to do the grocery shopping which includes a stop at HCG perfect portions for some more dressing.... have a great day!!! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012


weight: 211

total lost this round:11.2
total lost over all: 60.2
shots to to go: 10 (or until this batch runs out)

I don't have much today about yesterday, I had a salad for lunch but then we had a special tribute to the military and first responders at church so I ended up having to eat bbq or nothing at all, I did keep my portion small and didn't eat dessert.  I also have my little friend which is causing water retention so for today I am just happy to have a negative number.  Down is down!  

My son has speech early today so no time to linger!  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


weight: 211.4

total lost this round:11.7
total lost over all: 58.9
shots to to go: 11 (or until this batch runs out)

I would be a little upset, I stuck to the protocol completely and only down .9.   Let's face it though, .9 is still pretty good  and my 'little friend' decided to stop by today so considering that, and the bloating I feel from it, I will take .9, down is down.  If things go like they usually do when my friend comes I will have a much better number tomorrow and I might even be in the 10 pound window.  

With all the bad news from yesterday, actually achieving my 199 is more important than ever(to me, let's face it I am not delusional enough to think it means a hill of beans in the big scheme of things to anyone else, lol)  

Today is just one day closer to 2016....make it a good one!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


weight: 212.3

total lost this round:10.8
total lost over all: 58.9
shots to to go: 12 (or until this batch runs out)

I hate to say it but I had a really bad day yesterday.  I think I have a little 'my baby is growing up' depression since my little one (last one) is doing so great with the potty training but I gave myself a day and I even recovered later in the day and saved the day over all so it is all good.  Today is a new day and I have a new attitude and I am ready to face this day.  

now for my political message DON'T FORGET TO GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!  Remember you cant complain if you don't cast your ballot!

Monday, November 5, 2012


weight: 213.2

total lost this round:10
total lost over all: 58
shots to to go: 12 (or until this batch runs out)

I have nothing to say...My only excuse for the increase is my kids wanted cookies and sometimes I am weak.  I ate a little of the cookie dough.  I can't believe a whole pound is from the little I ate though.  I suspect part of it is a potty issue but I wont go into that now.  Today is a new day and I will get it right.  

Everyone have a great day.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

this was me when I started this journey

this is me this week.   I think you can see the difference, can you?  (ignore the filthy room, lol)


weight: 211.6

total lost this round:11.2
total lost over all: 59.6
shots to to go: 12 (or until this batch runs out)

Oh Happy Day, back on track!  Let's see, yesterday was tough because I restocked the chips in the house for the family and the hubby munched like a cow behind me all night!  I actually even snuck about 3 doritos and still this is my result.  

My lunch was sauteed shrimp and asparagus, snacks were two apples during the day and for dinner I bought a rotisserie chicken for the family which I took a hunk, shredded up and put on some romaine lettuce for a salad.  Throw in some HCG Perfect Portions vinaigrette dressing and I was in heaven!  I fully endorse the HCG Perfect Portions products, they have taken the worst aspect of this diet and eliminated it! (the lack of flavor).  I only wish I had heard of them sooner. 

Well today was the first day of the time change which just means I was up WAY too early, time to get some coffee brewing.  Have a great day, I know I am going to!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


weight: 213.6

total lost this round:9.2
total lost over all: 57.6
shots to to go: 13

I am not completely sure what the problem was yesterday except I didn't really eat enough for lunch and I think it caused me to eat too much for dinner.  I only had one apple yesterday and I think I am not drinking enough water but I am drinking a ton of black coffee.  

In the big scheme of things I am still doing great.  I mean what other diet can you say you lost 9 pounds in a couple of weeks? 

I am getting back on top of things today, I only have two weeks left to loose almost 14 pounds.  It is totally do-able, it isn't asking a lot to lose a pound a day.  

Friday, November 2, 2012


weight: 213.8

total lost this round:9
total lost over all: 57.4
shots to to go: 14

yes no change today but also yes, totally my fault.  Went to a big holiday event yesterday and tasted a bunch of dips.  I didn't eat the dippers but the dip was enough to throw me off my game.  I didn't eat much of anything else all day...oh wait I did get tempted by some Halloween candy so that is probably more the culprit. Today I am back on it, still have just under 14 pounds to make my goal.  I can still do this!!  There are no big anythings from now until the end of this round that should give me trouble.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012


weight: 213.8

total lost this round:9
total lost over all: 57.4
shots to to go: 15

Since it is November 1st it is time for some measurements. My last numbers were from the beginning of October and looked like this:

HIPS: 45 1/2
CHEST:  45
ARMS: 14

So now today we have:

HIPS: 45 1/2
THIGHS:  23 1/2
CHEST:  43
ARMS: 14 

So apparently I am currently only loosing boobs...Hubby will NOT be happy to hear that! lol 

Yesterday was a challenge and I guess it shows with  my slightly smaller results.  It was obviously Halloween, not only was the candy tempting (though I resisted) but we rushed dinner so we could get the kids out to do their begging.  Lunch was a salad with grilled chicken from McDonalds but dinner for the family was Hamburger helper.  I basically just ate some of the meat but didn't measure and ate a little once it was in the sauce.  I am down today thought and that is really what matters.  Just about 14 pounds to goal and 15 days to do it.  I CAN do this!!!  

Happy November everyone!!! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


weight: 214.5

total lost this round:8.3
total lost over all: 56.7
shots to to go: 16

OMG all I can say is I am sooo amazed at how well this round is going!  I seriously am giving a lot of it to the fact that I dropped the birth control pills I had started taking last round but also I was reading Woman's World Weekly in the check out line last week and the cover 'diet' of the week was some new 'coffee' diet.  I didn't really get down and read the whole thing but the basics I got of it were drink more coffee and it will up your metabolism so you lose more weight.  I didn't have a sudden OMG moment and suddenly up my coffee but I did realize since it had gotten colder I have actually stopped drinking as much water as I should and replaced it with coffee.  Pounds are falling off so maybe they are on to something???  

Anyway, I have only 14.6 pounds to go to make my goal.  I am now a little optimistic I might actually even get a little beyond my goal cause it isn't like I am going to stop just because I hit 199!  

Ok so to what I ate yesterday, lunch was shrimp with bok choy and a little citrus ginger dressing.  For dinner I made beef stew ole for the family.  It was this interesting crock pot recipe I found in a Fix it and forget it cook book which combined beef stew with taco seasoning.  The entire family LOVED it and went back for seconds (and thirds!)  I realized I could actually eat it since there were no bad ingredients as long as I stuck to just the meat and onions, so that was dinner.  I also had two apples during the day for snacks and LOT'S of coffee.  

Today will be interesting, it is of course Halloween.  I am not super tempted by the candy but we will be rushing to get out of the house tonight to take the kiddos trick or treating so I will be rushing dinner.  Wish me luck! lol 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


weight: 216.5

total lost this round:6.3
total lost over all: 54.7
shots to to go: 17

Yesterday was such a challenge.  A self inflicted challenge, but a challenge none the less. With Sandy blowing through, even though we didn't get hit temps did bottom out and my family was in need of comfort food so I made my 'famous' chicken and pastry.  Even if I must say it myself my chicken and pastry ROCKS!  However I did totally resist.  I ate a small bit of the chicken but avoided the pastry and sauce as much as possible. It was worth the 'sacrifice' since I am down 2 pounds today!!   

So for what I did eat, I had left over steak for lunch with some more onions and for dinner I basically ate a little of the chicken from the pastry but I am not sure what I had for veggie with that chicken.  I did snack on two apples through the day and some celery.  

Tonight I will be making beef stew for dinner. (Tomorrow might be tough too since it is Halloween but not as hard as the food challenges.) So I will be working hard to avoid the meal again.  Here's hoping tomorrow has just as wonderful results.  I have 16.6 pounds to go... LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012


weight: 218.5

total lost this round:4.3
total lost over all: 52.7
shots to to go: 15

Yesterday was a better day although I totally tried to sabotage myself!  Made rice krispies treats.  However this is a lifestyle change so I will have temptations along the way, it is all in how you deal!  

Lunch was a 3/1 egg omelet with tomatoes and onions and dinner was actually steak with grilled onions.  

I can do this just a little over 18 pounds to go....(this round we will talk about future plans in January!!) 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


weight: 219.8

total lost this round:3
total lost over all: 51.3
shots to to go: 16 

 Officially it is 16 to go but I have a few days to play with vacation coming up so I am going to keep going for as long as my HCG holds out or until I risk running phase 3 into our trip, or until I hit my goal.  

I did SO well Thursday and Friday, I was actually down to 218.7, but then last night we went to a Halloween gathering and I caved.  I am honestly mad at myself.  I had said I would allow myself a little variance, the host had tons of healthy veggies that weren't actually on the diet but still at least veggies.   If I had stopped there it would have been ok but no I had to eat the creme cheese dips, sandwich meat and a cup cake.  UGH   OH and not to mention A SMORE! 

I will not beat myself up about it though, I am after all only human, and today is another day.  Back on track and fortunately there will be no social interactions that can give me trouble until I hit very close to the end of phase 3, Thanksgiving.  At least that is phase 3 and I will only have to resist dessert and bread/ starches.  I can handle meat, veggies and fruits!  I will HIT 199 dang it!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012


weight: 219.4

total lost this round:3.7
total lost over all: 51.8
shots to to go: 18

Lunch yesterday was crab legs and salad.  Dinner was marinated chicken breast and asparagus.  I was very proud of myself because I made homemade pizza for the kids for dinner, which is the only kind of pizza I actually like, and I resisted every temptation.  I stuck totally to protocol so I am a little disappointed that I don't have a bigger lost, I know everyday can't be huge but just I suffered a lot last night so I was just optimistic, you know??  Anyway, I will take .9.  I also think crab legs might not be as safe as they say they are so I am going to avoid them for the rest of this round.  Off to do my grocery shopping.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


weight: 220.2

total lost this round:2.8
total lost over all: 51
shots to to go: 19

Yesterday I had some black coffee for breakfast.  I drank tons of water.  Lunch was a grilled chicken salad with no dressing with an apple.  Dinner was an omelet (3 egg whites and one whole egg) with tomato and asparagus.  I had an apple as a snack.  

Over all it is getting easier again.  I don't sit around starving but I am finding psychologically I am missing the food.  I have been in a very bad mood and I KNOW it is because I don't have my go to drug to comfort me (food).  This too will pass.  

My only complaint today is how is it I can weigh at night and be down 1.8 pounds, go to bed and wake up only .09 down??  I know I should just not weight at night but it helps keep me from cheating during that lazy time of television viewing in the evening. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


weight: 221.1

total lost this round: 20.9
total lost over all: 51.1
shots to to go: 20

Hi welcome back for round three!  So far all is going well, I have managed to get through the first 2 days with absolutely no cheating!  I am determined to stay the course this time with NO cheating.  Might be hard with kids driving me nuts but I am DETERMINED to hit 199 this round!  We have 45 days until Disney I have to do this!!!!! 

I should note today is my hard day of the week, we are out of the house most of the day and I have nothing to take with me so I will have to eat out.  I also need to pick up some more shrimp and veggies to I am not trying to only eat chicken as it is important to vary the food choices.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am back!

Sorry I was gone for a bit, there isn't much to say when I am in round three and life got busy.  So now I am back, I am in Round 3 phase2 Day 4.  I started at 222.9 with an ultimate goal weight of 165 but for this round I am just trying to hit 199.  

I actually ended up going up to 228.2 while loading which I am going to assume means I did it right. Now I am on day 2 of my very low calorie days and I am down 3.3 pounds!  I am happy to see such a big number because I stuck 100% to protocol and I was HUNGRY last night.  The first couple of days while your body adjust do tend to be that way.  I can handle it this time, I am only doing a short round so I only have 3 weeks to lose 24.9 more pounds.  I wanted to get one more round in before the holidays and my vacation comes up and this puts me ending the P3 just days after Thanksgiving.  I can manage that.  I will be so upset if I come 2 or 3 pounds short of breaking that 200 barrier but that close it better than NOT getting that close!

That is it for now, time to get my first glass of water of the morning and get my shot ready. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

ending measurements for round two

On June 1 my measurements were as follows:

hips: 54
Thighs: 29

On July 1 (more or less) my measurements were:

waist: 41

Approximately August 1st

waist: 40.5
hips: 48.25
thighs: 26
chest: 47.5
arm: 15

I have September 1st somewhere but I don't have time to find it right now.  October well actually 4th I am now: 

HIPS: 45 1/2
CHEST:  45
ARMS: 14



Just wanted to post a quick update.  I am on day 6 of phase three.  My weight is wiggling a little but so far I have not gone up or down more than two pounds since my last day on phase 2 so I am right on track.  I am really ready for these three weeks to pass so I can hopefully knock of the last 22 pounds I want to lose this year. 

So I will continue to up date during phase three but honestly it isn't as interesting so it wont be daily.  My only goals right now are to avoid sugar and starch and to not gain or lose more than two pounds.  I do want to try to incorporate exercise during this phase so I can continue it when I hit phase two again.  So far I am having real difficulty finding the time!  

Ok off to make breakfast for the kiddos and lunch for my son to take to school....

Friday, September 28, 2012


weight: 218.3

total lost this round: 20.9
total lost over all: 52.9
shots to to go: 2

Yesterday was a horrible day, I don't know how I was even down this morning but there it is.  I am excited to see I  finally hit 20 lost!  I had to update my shots to go this round because for some reason I am running low on my HCG so I wont be able to get 8 or 9 more shots out of the bottle.  It is ok though because I am going to do a short cycle, take only three weeks off before starting the next round.  The timing works out perfectly because it puts me starting phase 4 right at Thanksgiving and in plenty of time for my trip to Disney!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


weight: 219.4

total lost this round: 19.7
total lost over all: 51.9
shots to to go: 11

I am so happy to be FINALLY under 220!  I don't have much energy for commentary this morning though,  so just yay!  And now my next small goal is will be to just hit 218.  I am finding it seems more important to try to hit these little goals than trying to look at the bigger picture (which is still to hit 199)

So food, yesterday I had grilled chicken over a bed of lettuce for lunch and a 3/1 omelet with tomatoes for dinner, throw in a couple of apples for snacks and you have my day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


weight: 220.2

total lost this round: 18.8
total lost over all: 51
shots to to go: 12

Halleluiah!  Dare I say I may have broken my plateau???  This is the lowest I have hit yet.  I believe I said yesterday I at this point I just want to get below 220, that is so doable at this point but I don't want to get overly optimistic.....

Yesterday I had a piece of grilled chicken over a bed of lettuce for lunch with an apple for a snack.  For dinner I actually made chicken and pastry for my family for dinner and actually resisted (one of my favorite meals)  I did eat two pieces of the pastry primarily because I know no other way to make sure they are done!  I ate a little of the chicken before I put it in the sauce so I had dark meat instead of white but for the first time in weeks I am down over a pound at one time so I take it as a win!!!  

Here's fingers crossed to see 219 tomorrow. 

Monday, September 24, 2012



weight: 221.6

total lost this round: 17.3
total lost over all:49.2
shots to to go: 13

I am so frustrated, it seems I just keep batting around the same stinking pound!  I am giving it one more week of my absolute spot on no cheating.  If I am still fighting this one pound.  I will call p2 over and move on to p3 for three weeks leaving me time to fit in one more mini (20 day) round before the holidays.  Hopefully that will trigger my body to start wanting to lose again.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012


weight: 220.9

total lost this round: 18.4
total lost over all:50.5
shots to to go: 14

Thank goodness I finally had a decent loss.  I don't know why I can't seem to get more than a pound a day at any point but I will take any loss at this point.  I am still optimistic I will make my goal but at this point I am looking at smaller goals day by day and for today my goal is to hit 219 for tomorrow!

I attempted to do apple days the last couple of days but didn't do so well with that.  Today I am going to just try to stick to protocol and see what happens.  

I have just over two weeks left, wish me luck. 

Friday, September 21, 2012


weight: 221.6

total lost this round: 17.5
total lost over all:49.6
shots to to go: 14

 I am so annoyed.  I stuck completely to protocol yesterday the only thing I did differently was I went for a walk with my kids and what is my reward? I am UP almost half a pound! The day before I didn't even realize I hadn't posted yesterday but that was because I didn't gain but I also didn't lose!  I am going to do an apple day today.  

I have to say I AM still losing inches even though the pounds aren't showing, I am fitting in some jeans and shorts I couldn't a week or so ago. So I know it is still working but I am going to be so upset if I can't get closer to my goal.  Then again is if get close but fall short, that will upset me too!  I still have 14 shots which when you add in Sundays and the three days you continue on the diet after the last shot means I have potentially 19 days to continue losing which in theory means I can still possibly get very close to my goal even if I don't break it. I also have to keep in mind that even if I don't meet that goal I HAVE still lost almost 20 pounds this round.  Not exactly what I hope for but still amazing by anyone's account.  Now off to make some coffee!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


weight: 221.1

total lost this round: 18.1
total lost over all:50.1
shots to to go: 17

Whew it was a really a rough last couple of days.  Sorry I haven't gotten here to update.  Between the problems my dog was having and my friendly 'time of the month' it has just been so tough to get anything done and I was really frustrated too so it was just not productive to blog.  Anyway, I seem to be back on tract and today I am FINALLY officially in the over 50 club!  I am still optimistic that I can hit my goal of 21 more pounds but it is going to be close.  I really am determined though and although I only have 18 shots to go that actually means about 20 days so if I stick completely to protocol it is fully doable. 

So yesterday I had bok choy and chicken for lunch and 3/1 egg scramble with tomato and onions.  I only had one apple because my son ate my other one. So today I will need to make an apple run.  I really notice a difference on the days I get my apples in. It doesn't seem to work as well with the other allowed fruits.  


weight: 222.9
Down: .4

total lost this round: 17.7
total lost over all: 48.2
shots to to go: 19

Saturday, September 15, 2012


weight: 221.7
Down: .7

total lost this round: 17.7
total lost over all: 49.7
shots to to go: 19

stupid period

Friday, September 14, 2012


weight: 221.0
Down: 1

total lost this round: 18.2
total lost over all: 50.2
shots to to go: 20

Woo Hoo, I broke the 50 mark!  Now just 21 pounds to go to make my goal.  It is hard to believe I am technically only halfway through this round!  I don't have much to say today, it is pay day so I have to grocery shop so I am trying to get ready so I can head out as soon as possible.  I am out of ALL of my acceptable foods except chicken so I really need to stock up.  Thankfully crab legs are on sale cause I need some variety in my protein!

that is about all for today. Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012


weight: 222.0
Down: 1.3

total lost this round: 17.2
total lost over all: 49.2
shots to to go: 21

Well today is my 100th post. I was really hoping to be able to say I hit my 50 down mark but I am just shy so hopefully tomorrow I will break into that club!  

I really didn't eat much yesterday.  I had a cold piece of steak for lunch, a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for dinner and 2 apples for snacks.  We are out of veggies so I kind of skipped those for the day.  I may have to do an apple day today just because I am still out of veggies and tomorrow is grocery day.  

I wanted this to be a very special post since it is 100 but honestly I am not in the mood. The dog I have had for 13 years is not doing so good so I am going to go spend time with her.  If you have a special pet, go give them an extra squeeze to make sure they know you are there fore them. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


weight: 223.3
Down: .2

total lost this round: 15.9
total lost over all: 47.9
shots to to go: 22

Well I was just thinking tomorrow makes my 100 blog post but it seems today is a little special too, R2P2D2 and 22 shots to go!  Would have been better if it was 2 pounds lost instead of .2 but still fits the theme! 

I am having some tummy issues, it has been hurting since yesterday so I hope that is why the loss isn't bigger.  It never fails though, when I am super close to a goal, I stall.  I have faith tomorrow I will lose the 2.1 I need to hit 50 and then just around 21 left to go this round.  

I am so determined to meet this goal I even resisted the pringles last night when my little one begged me to eat some.  I did have a little beef stirfry for lunch and dinner was the 3/1 egg scramble.  If my tummy doesn't start feeling better today may be an apple day just because food doesn't sound so good to me but I know I need to eat something.  

Well maybe for tomorrows 100th post I will actually try to post a before and after picture.  I am not really sure where my before pictures are though so I will just have to search.  Until then.....have a great day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


weight: 223.5
Down: .9

total lost this round: 15.7
total lost over all: 47.7
shots to to go: 23

Ohhh sooo close to 50 total lost so far!  I am relatively comfortable saying I will hit it by the weekend (except my 'special friend' will be visiting soon.  I hope that doesn't through me off course)  

Anyway, so yesterday I had a little stir fry beef and bok choy for lunch and then grilled chicken and romaine lettuce salad for dinner.  I don't think I actually remembered to eat any fruit though and I wonder if that isn't why I didn't actually lose a little more.  Today's goal is to make sure I get my two pieces of fruit in.  Well the little guy wants to read some books so it is time for me to run. 

Monday, September 10, 2012


weight: 224.4
Down: 1.8

total lost this round: 14.8
total lost over all: 46.8
shots to to go: 24

Oops, sorry I didn't get to post yesterday.  First I got on the scale and was very aggravated because it was another 0 day.  Now in all fairness now that I have time to 'stew' over it,  a zero day is better than an increase day so I shouldn't be too upset.  I also was very busy yesterday so after I didn't sit down right away to post I just never had a chance and now that I am trying to think about it, I can't even remember what I ate that day before but I remember it was right on protocol because that is why I got so upset.  I got some suggestions on what to do such as possibly add more protein and reduce my dose of HCG by a tiny bit so yesterday I did just that, added a time more protein.  
 I had a 2 whole egg/2 egg white omelet with tomatoes and onions for lunch and small steak and asparagus for dinner.  I even went to a baby shower and didn't eat anything (ok that is a fib I ate about 5 strawberries!)  I did bring some of the yummy cakes home to put in my freezer for when the day comes that I can have a little taste. I also had one apple during the day.  Apparently the increased protein helped because low and behold down 1.8 today. 
As a general rule I don't do shots on Sunday so I will try the decreased dose today.  (It is nice to realize that this 'break through' of sorts came on a day I didn't even get a dose!) 

Just a note, I have found I REALLY like eating the apples because they stick with me more than anything else I eat. 

Alrighty time to face the week!  Have a good one everyone!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


weight: 226.2
Down: 2.2

total lost this round: 12.8
total lost over all: 45
shots to to go: 24

Not much to say today, I was so tired of the plateau I seemed to have hit that I did an apple day yesterday.  That means nothing all day but up to 6 apples.  I had just found some huge apples so I ended up eating 4 throughout the day.  I would not want to do it everyday but it was no unbearable and it did produce results.  I am now down to just over 26 pounds to make my goal and I have just over 24 days to make it (I don't do the shots on Sundays.) 

So that's it, I am off to prep my shot for today and have a nice big cup of joe!!! 

Friday, September 7, 2012


weight: 228.7

Down: .2

total lost this round: 10.6
total lost over all: 41.7
shots to to go: 25

Busy day so not time for much.  Anyway I am so annoyed right now nothing I say would be positive anyway.  I was SPOT on protocol yesterday and still up today, only .2 but up is NOT down!  I am very well frankly still stopped up so I have had my smooth move tea.  I am now going to commence to do an apple day which means nothing but 6 apples (max) and a touch of water.  Supposedly it will help break this plateau....we will see!  

Thursday, September 6, 2012


weight: 228.4

total lost this round: 11.7
total lost over all: 42.8
shots to to go: 25

Yesterday was a very busy day, which was nice because it didn't give me time to worry about food.  I know a lot of my cheating is more boredom or emotional eating, very little of it is actually about hunger.   

I was away from the house from 10 to 5 so lunch was a grilled chicken salad from McDonald's.  I only ate the lettuce and the chicken.   

I finally got to the grocery store and stocked up my apples so I had an apple for a snack and then dinner was romaine lettuce with strips of steak.  

I did make turkey cutlets, stuffing and dinner rolls for the family though so I have to admit I had trouble resisting the stove top.  (damn the temptations)  

I have to stop weighing at night and again in the am.  I did the night weigh to show my why I don't need to snack and it worked last night.  I was down 2 pounds!  Oh the humanity though to wake up to not even a full pound off.  That will teach me not to snack on things like stove top though.  I really need to find meals the family will eat that I can not stand! (unfortunately, that isn't much!) 

Well off to get my shot and start another day.  Hugs to all!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


weight: 229.4

total lost this round: 10.8
total lost over all: 41.9
shots to to go: 26

I don't have much to say today.  Oh a note for anyone considering trying this, it would seem to be really important to vary your injection sites.  I have always used my rear but yesterday I didn't have my shot ready when my hubby left for work so I had to do it myself and used my stomach.  It was the first time this round I haven't been dying to eat all day.  I wish I had know this sooner.  I hope it helps to get me some good numbers the rest of the way through because as it stands now at a pound a day I will be pushing it to make my goal.  

For food yesterday, I had cottage cheese for lunch and for dinner I did a 3/1 egg scramble with asparagus.   

I think some of my 'issues' might be behind me now and I HOPE to see a 2 pound loss for tomorrow!!!  For now I am off to have my first cup of water and get my shot ready.  See you tomorrow.    

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


weight: 230.1

Down: .4
total lost this round: 9.9
total lost over all: 41.1
shots to to go: 27

Ugh, had a fun day cooking out yesterday but it resulted in this! I actually stuck with protocol but I think my portions were too big.  I guess I should be happy I am not up further than I am. So lunch was a ground beef patty with grilled asparagus and dinner was some grilled crab legs with radishes.  I had an apple for snack.

I have also been wondering about the potency of my HCG this round along with the possibility of doing the shots in the same spot every time causing a problem.  I can't do much about the potency but I have switched injection site to my belly for now.....

Off to have some water, I think I am running behind on my water amounts.

Monday, September 3, 2012


weight: 229.7

Down: .7
total lost this round: 10.3
total lost over all: 41.5
shots to to go: 28

I don't have a whole lot to say today.  I had shrimp and asparagus for lunch and some rotisserie chicken with lettuce for dinner.  I also had an apple and orange for snacks.  

I was a little concerned when I first woke up today as when I first weighed I was even from yesterday but I was feeling a little...welllll having the poo issue, hehe.  When I finally went a few minutes later I weighed again and came up with these results.  I have some tea I spoke of the other day that I drink on these occasions and it is really helpful.  Smooth Move tea it is amazing for these purposes!!! I didn't actually drink any this time but I may be using it later as I kind of still feel the need.  Sorry, I know this is too much information but I to be real for anyone considering this diet.  It is a well known issue for many people.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


weight: 230.4

Down: 1.3
total lost this round: 9.6
total lost over all: 40.8
shots to to go: 29

So yesterday I stuck COMPLETELY to protocol!  It was a hell day.  I think I was suffering from cheating with the Pringles the day before.  Anyway, we had to go out of town for a party(2 hour drive).  I had coffee for breakfast, waiting until we were partially there and had a grilled chicken salad for lunch.  I didn't eat ANY thing at the party and trust me that was tough with the prettiest cake I have ever seen. (No offense mom, you could do it, you just haven't, I have to tell you about this cake!) I made it the entire party and all the way home at which time I scarfed down an apple while I was making myself a 3/1 omelet with asparagus in it.  I didn't snack at all on anything else the rest of the day.  

I am sticking to that protocol today and for the next 29 days.  I hope my body gets the memo and goes back to more than a pound every day!  

That said, off to have some coffee and make breakfast for my kiddos.

Oh, I usually don't so shots of Sunday but with the way my body has been acting I think I need it so I will be taking one this Sunday anyway.  

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012



total lost this round:8.3
total lost over all: 39.5
shots to to go:30

I love my kids, really I do, but having children makes his journey so much harder!  Unfortunately when you have children (and I guess a husband) they have to eat.  I have tried not to feed them but it never works, they always come back around looking to be fed. I try really hard to keep my trigger foods away from me but sometimes you have to put the children first.  However when your trigger food is a can of Pringles, I guess it wouldn't kill the child to be told no.  I have to remember that next time we are doing grocery shopping.  I can resist most chips but apparently not Pringles.  I ate Pringles yesterday.  I think the ones I ate early on would have probably been ok but then I just couldn't stop.  It is when things like this happen I KNOW I have food issues and most likely a binge eating disorder but I also have free will and will power so that said I know eating the chips could have been avoided.  I am calling yesterday a giant fail however today is a new day and I am sticking to protocol.  

I almost didn't post this, it is easy to only share my successful days but now I know some people are actually reading this it is time to share gains as well as losses.  So here you go.  Tomorrow WILL be a loss!  (wish me luck, I have to go to a birthday party today.)  I should add however I am going through a phase I dealt with on my last round where I am feeling a little constipated.  I am going to drink some Smooth Move tea and see if that helps, this might explain some of the minor increase but doesn't do anything for the lack of loss so....

So that is all, off to cook breakfast for the kiddos.  Wish me luck there too, they want bacon........

Friday, August 31, 2012



total lost this round:8.7
total lost over all: 39.9
shots to to go:31

Not much to say today.  Yesterday was pretty average.  I had leftover shredded chicken and asparagus for lunch and a 3/1 egg omelet with asparagus for dinner.  (3 whites to one full egg).  I snacked on grassimi bread sticks and had an apple and an orange.  

I have yet to do what I would consider a full on cheat but I have be a little sloppier this time around than I would like.  So I have made a sort of 'pledge' with some other people who are at the same stage as me to say POP (perfect on protocol)  So  I am hoping to start seeing the 2 pounds drops start back up soon. In the mean time I am just 1.4 from my self imposed mini goal.