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!!!