Saturday, July 28, 2012

maintenance measurments

I can't find if I ever posted my measurements when I started so I want to get my starting numbers down so I can track as I go along.  

On June 1 my measurements were as follows:

hips: 54
Thighs: 29

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

waist: 41

now it is almost August 1st, I don't expect much change since I am in the maintenance phase but to be consistant I will post at the beginning of every month. 

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

Since I will be starting Phase 2 again soon, hopefully my Sept numbers will be way's hoping!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


(for those not in the 'know' that means round 1phase 3 day 19)

weight: 239.4
down: .7
total lost: 31.8

days until next round: 26

Maintenance is going well.  I have had one change, I started taking birth control pills.  My mood has been all over the place particularly just before my time so when given the choice of birth control or Prozac I went with the birth control. My primary concern is having the birth control cause weight gain.  It is only day two but so far I am actually still losing weight, even after being seduced by a jar of Nutella last night, so all is ok.

On a side note, today has started off beautifully, it is 8:30 and my first child JUST woke up, can't remember the last time I was actually allowed to sleep until 8 am!!!! 

Monday, July 23, 2012


weight: 239.9
down:1.8 (I was up a little since the last post)
total lost: 31.3
days until next round: 28

Sorry posts are a little erratic right now.   Mostly things are boring during this round.  I did want to update that my new supply has come in, making it so much harder to wait to start the next round.  The good thing is I haven't ordered my mixing kit yet so I can't really do anything until I get that part.  Maintenance is going well.  Although I am actually a little worried I have lost more than 2 pounds since my last shot(don't get me wrong I am thrilled of every pound I drop but the protocol says I shouldn't be at this time.)  

Thursday, July 19, 2012


weight: 240.1
total lost: 31.1
days until next round: 32

Not much to say, seem to be maintaining pretty well.  I have 1 week and 1 day until I can begin eating starches and sugars again!  I really just want some chips and guacamole! 

That also means only 4 weeks and 1 day until I begin round 2.  I am sooo ready to start seeing pounds come off again rather than worrying about staying at the same weight!  

I am concerned I may not be eating enough.  It is that horribly hot time of year when nothing sounds good!  Also, my period is being very strange, it doesn't want to start but acts like it should be so I don't know what that is about and not sure if it is connected to maybe the extremely quick weight loss.  Hopefully that will resolve soon because I can't start round two next month until AFTER my time starts....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


weight: 240.3
up: .4 
total lost: 30.9 
days until next round: 34

Sorry I missed a few days.  I have been redoing my office and couldn't get to my computer!  Things have been going great.  I am down two pounds from my last shot day and I seem to be fluctuating +/- 1 pound from that spot (the two pound down spot) So, one week down and I seem to be doing ok.  Two weeks to go before I can introduce starches and sugars and five weeks left until round 2!

In the mean time, until starches can resume, I am still loving the shirtaki noodles and my new discovery is Quinoa.  OMG sooooo yummy.  It is a veggie that works like a grain!  It is also very high in protein.  


Thursday, July 12, 2012


up: .7
days until next round:39

Yes I am up a little, I slipped and ate a rice krispy treat.  Also it is my time of the month which should be popping up any time now. (joy) As much as I am craving junk right now I am lucky that is all I messed up!  

On the other hand, I want to share the discovery I made.  Ok well I didn't discover them but I have recently tried shirataki noodles.  They are marketed as Miracle noodles. They come from a root in Asia and they are wonderful.  They resemble glass noodles but they are free, free from calories, free from carbs free from everything.  They can be eaten at any phase of this diet which I think is going to be a big assist with my next HCG round. They can be kind of pricy but if you sign up for Amazon's subscribe and save you receive 15% off AND if you go through Ebates you can get 3% cash back on every grocery purchase from Amazon.  Totally worth a try!

In the meantime I have to say I am not enjoying all the food I have to eat now.  That being said, I am off to eat some breakfast....Good day all!  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


weight: 240.1
total lost:31.1 
Days until next round: 40 
This phase is going to be difficult!  I have gotten so used to NOT eating that it is hard to feel ok eating so much now!  I have a hard time counting my actual calories because, well frankly I find it to be a pain.  Since I didn't gain or lose today I am going to say I did ok yesterday.  I had all natural sausage for breakfast, lunch was eggs with bacon and eggs, imitation crab meat and a chicken thigh.  Dinner was eggs with more of the all natural sausage.  (I really liked that sausage)  I also nibbled on a little granola for snack which I am pretty sure I am not supposed to do yet (but it is here, just taunting me!)  

I am SOOOO ready to start the next round, these next 6 weeks are going to be HELL! (only because I am so anxious to start losing again.) My next round will take me through the end of September.  Then the next break will be eight weeks, ending just after Thanksgiving.  This is going to be exceptionally hard because I will be going on vacation a week after Thanksgiving so I wont be starting round 3 until just before Christmas (NO way I will be able to do 500 calories a day at Disney....wouldn't want to!  however since I will be in the 'eat what you want' zone I am also thinking this means I might not gain as much as I originally expected to!)  My only question at that part will be do I stay realistic and just give myself until after Christmas or try to do the VLCD over holidays(I think that will be setting myself up for failure!)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

transition day 3

weight: 240.1
total lost: 31.1 

I had a good day with food yesterday.  Stuck to my plan and wasn't too hungry.  Today however I move on to P3.  I was all prepared to have eggs for breakfast but discoverd my daughter had finished them all, so I ended up with all natural sausage patties.  I am not sure what the rest of the day will hold...

My new order of HCG has been shipped so it should be here in plenty of time for me to start my next round!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

transition day 2

total lost: 29.4

I had a HORRIBLE day yesterday.  I wanted to eat everything that didn't eat me first, and for whatever reason I let myself.  I am not even mad about the gain today because it is exactly what I expected, what with the eating AND the total constipation I am dealing with.  So far that has been my biggest issue with this 'diet'.  

Well my day is starting early today so I must run with only these words to get me IS another day and I will get back on track.  Today is my last VLCD I can survive through this day and then I have to get used to the new eating plan for a month before jumping back in to the comfort zone that the VLCD has become!   

Sunday, July 8, 2012


total down:30.7

Shots are done but the VLCD continues for 72 hours which means I will still lose a little until the majority of the HCG is out of my system and I start eating for maintenance.  I had lettuce and crab meat salad for lunch and an omelet for dinner.  An apple for one snack and wasa toast for the other.  Down .7 for today.  

I was SO tempted at the grocery store yesterday.  It was a grand reopening sale and there were yummy samples EVERYWHERE!  I didn't touch a single one though.  I have 48 hours left and I can actually start eating more things and more variety, which is what I was shopping for.  It does lead me to believe I have very good will power but I might also be dealing with a food addiction because I am not sure I should be quite so excited about being able to eat.  

Oh well, I am also excited at the ideal that I can start this all over again in a few weeks at which time my goal will be to break that 199 mark!!!  

Saturday, July 7, 2012


down: 2.0
total lost:30!!!!

shots to go:1 (looking at the supplies I have left today should be my last shot)

Lunch yesterday was a grilled chicken salad from Chick fila and dinner was sauteed shrimp with asparagus. I had one apple for a snack.  

My feelings are a little torn, bitter sweet I guess, about the ending of this round.  I am kind of looking forward to being able to incorporate more food into my meals for a few weeks but on the other hand my weight loss will or rather should stop for a few weeks.  The next three or four weeks will just be concentrating on maintenance. As long as I can stay at my current weight I will be happy until I start back up in a few weeks.  

You can develop a tolerance to the HCG so that is why you must take a break after 40 or so day. You must take 4 to 6 weeks off.  I have just ordered my HCG so I will be on my break at least until it gets here.  Looking at the calendar I will start back up August 6th.  I will continue to post what I am eating everyday so I can continue to be accountable for what I am eating in hopes that I wont add sugar and starch too soon.  It has been said that I should basically follow Dr. Adkins during the break so that is what I will try.  

My son wants a movie so I must run......

Friday, July 6, 2012


weight: 243.2
down: .2
down to date:28

I am soooo frustrated.  I was SO close to 30 and I swear I didn't cheat but I ate really late on July 4th.  I think I am still paying for it!.  I had 1.1 lb to go and actually went up 1.1 instead!  I am now down .2 from that leaving me with exactly 2 lbs to hit 30.  Looking at the amount of HCG I have left, I only actually have 2 MAYBE three shots left this round because I have been giving myself slightly more than the required amount every day.  I WILL hit 30 before I have to go on stage 3.  I am going to stick with stage 3 for 4 weeks before starting round 2. 

Off to order my next batch....takes a while to ship!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


total lost:28.9 (errr sooo close) 
shots to go:14

OOOH sooo close to 30 lbs lost!  Don't get me wrong, I am sooo grateful for every pound lost every day but to be soooo close and not quite hit it yet.  errrr I WILL make it today. Today is Independence day.  I am not just celebrating the birth of our nation but also MY independence from the addiction to food!  I am far from over it but I feel like every day I am fighting my urges more and more.  

I am going to bring my own food to this bbq we have to go to today.  Last time we went to a cook out at my sister in laws (which we are doing today) I felt like I could eat just a little and be ok....I am not doing that today!  I will probably eat a bit of chicken since they usually will cook some with no sauce but that is all, I am not going to let myself get tempted.  

I have found I can use crochet to help prevent my idol eating, if I keep my hands busy I don't sit around just munching!  I never knew just how helpful needle arts could be!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


total lost: 27.8
shots to go:15

Wow! First 2 lb day in a while.  It was hard, I was really hungry for awhile yesterday but so worth it! I had chicken and asparagus for lunch, then about an hour later I was STARVING so I ate a plain hot dog and a wasa cracker.  Then for dinner all I had was a side salad from Chickfila minus everything so basically a bowl of lettuce.  I even snacked a tiny bit on potato chips.  I went to bed hungry and I woke up hungry but to be soooo  close to 30 lbs lost, so worth it!.  
We went shopping last night so I am restocked on veggies.  So maybe I wont have to be bored with my food, for a few days anyway.  Also I get my veggie box today, I just need to see if I can eat eggplant. 

Monday, July 2, 2012


total lost: 25.8
shots to to go:16

I had a really good day yesterday.  Lunch was shrimp and bok choy sauteed.  Dinner was crab meat.  I had an orange for snack and one wasa toast.  I dont think I had enough water so I will focus on  that today and I am out of veggies so I am going to have to shop but over all....a great day!