Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 8

176.8 lbs

Still loosing.  I was so glad of it.  2 lbs today.  The homeopathic HCG really works well!!

I'm having a hard day today though.  We are out of food we can eat and it's not like I can just run down to the store and get any.  I should have thought a little more ahead.  Oh well....I'll make due.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 7

178.8 lbs

Well Blogger has been down....and so is my weight!  Wow that was cheesy...mmmmmm....cheese.....

I've lost 4.2 lbs since last Wednesday.  It's a miracle.  I've cheated like crazy (includin half a snickers bar yesterday and a pizza party with cookie cake on saturday).  I'm also not doing well with the homeopathic HCG.  Jon and I have already determined that we will not do the drops again.  There's nothing wrong with how they work.  They work quite well.  The problem is we can't remember to take them.  With the shot it's up in the morning, shot, and go on with your day.  With the drops you are constantly having to think about what time of day it is, have you had anything to drink, how thirsty are you and can you wait  another 15 minutes for a drink, and then there is the just plain forgetting.  More days than not we have only had one dose instead of three.  We're still losing though, so I'm not complaining.  Of course our drops will last us a lot longer so we will wind up going longer than 20 days.  In essence we will loose more weight for less money. HA!

Anyway.  Trying to take this seriously but I've learned that I can cheat and that's not a good thing.  I've also been thinking.  How did I gain back 30 pounds?  I mean, what in my tiny little brain did not click that I was gaining weight?  I weighed everyday.  I remember passing the 2 lb mark above my goal weight and thinking.....That's still not too bad.  Then I was 10 lbs above and though...ooooo...I really need to keep an eye on this.  Then I was 20lbs followed by 30.  Why in the world did I not stop myself?  Why did I not just pick the weight I was at that day and say NO MORE!  It was totally within my power.  The knowledge I've gained from this program gave me the power.  All I had to do was say..NO MORE!!!  Why didn't I?  That's food for thought.  I'll be trying to figure that one out before I get on maintenance.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 2

184.3 lbs

Gained a bit as expected.  I did my best to eat even though I don't feel well.  Not sure if it's the HCG or just lingering effects of being sick, but I just didn't want to eat.  I had two bowls of cereal and yogurt for breakfast.  A hamburger and Frappe from McDonald's for lunch and Jon used his new grill and we had homeade hamburgerrs for dinner around 8:30.  Jon also brought me back a Route 44 root beer from Sonic, of wich I could not finish half.  Although I felt like the homeopathic HCG was possibly just a placebo since it taste like WATER, I FEEL like I"m on injections.  I'm a little concerned tough because my mouth seems to be getting raw.  I'm hoping it's just the frootloops and not a reaction to the HCG in my mouth.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 1 - A New Beginning

182.3 lbs
I think I'm ready to do this again.  It has been a crazy year and I actually got down to 152 in the fall.  Over the holidays and since I've gained back 30 lbs.  I didn't want to admit it.  It just made me sick.  The weird part is, is that my body didn't show it until the last 10 lbs so I wasn't as concerned.  Now I feel fat again.  I feel tired and old physical issues are beginning to resurrect.  When trying to plan this session there was just no "open" time where there wasn't a family gathering or party.  It is going to be a challenge to get through the next 20 days, but I'll do my best.  I decidced to do the 20 day protocol because I noticed I lost the most amount of weight in the first 20 days of the program and then just trickled it off for the last 20 days.  I was so frustraited in the last 20 days and cheated because I didn't lose then didn't lose because I cheated.  In that light, I'm going for the 20 day regimen.  I'm also using homeopathic HCG this time.  My biggest worry in the next few days with loading is that I've been sick and really don't feel like eating to begin with.  My goal is 20 lbs.  I feel great at 160 and that's where I would like to be for the summer.  Here we go!.....again.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 166 - I'm done

I can't do this right now.  With the impending move and summer time stress I didn't even want to start this round, but Jon was really excited to get back on the horse so I went along.  However, this week I quickly realized it would be a waste of time, money and energy to continue.  I'm hungry ALL the time.  Yesterday I ate everything allowed by 3 pm.  I then started eating little bits of stuff that I thought would satisfy that hollow rumbling in my tummy.  Nothing helped.  I finally ate another portion of grilled steak.  I just grabbed it out of the fridge and ate it cold.  I was so ravenous I couldn't wait to heat it up.  I think I started back too soon.  It's only been 4 weeks since we stopped last time and I think for my third round it was just too soon and I've built a tolerance to it.  OR I'm just so overwhelmed right now that my stress hormones are interfering with it.  Doesn't matter.  I'm done.  I'm going to take a good long break and probably start back in October sometime.  By then I'll have renewed vigor, determination, and perspective and my body will have had time to recover too.  I'm not sure what's going on with it right now anyway.  My hair is falling out in clumps.  It's done this before when my thyroid condition was bad, but this is scary bad.  I noticed that it fell out a little each time I started maintenance and then stop when I started the HCG again.  Not so this time.  I don't think it's related to the diet.  I think it's related to my thyroid.  I'm also trying to deal with that right now too with some homeopathic treatments.....hmmm...I wonder if this could have something to do with my appetite?  Anyway, I'll be redoubling my efforts to feed myself and my family as natural a diet as possible, with the most wholesome foods I can afford(who knows....I may even have chickens by October!!!! ) and hopefully have a successful maintenance period. 

Jon has done really well this round and has lost 10 lbs.  He will be finishing off our HCG and then stopping in a couple of days.  He's got a lot to do too in the next couple of weeks too.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 160 - Snickerdoodle!

Emily's Stats
164.2 lbs
R3: +.2 lbs
Total: - 44.8 lbs

Jon's Stats
216.5 lbs
R3: -3.5 lbs
Total: -30.7 lbs

Jon lost 3.3 lbs today, and I lost exactly 2 lbs.  And I was really....really....really....bad today.  We're only 3 days into VLCD and I'm already cheating.  The kids wanted to make snickerdoodles and once the whole house was filled with the scrumptious smell of Cinnamon and sugar I caved.  THEN my best friend Susanna came up from Dallas to visit and I made everyone meatloaf and mashed potatoes and peas for dinner.  Caedon left a couple bits of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and I couldn't help it.  I hate food going to least that's what I told myself.  I'm really not into this round.  I wanted to wait until after we moved, but Jon REALLY wanted to do it again.  I feel too stressed and overwhelmed to say no to anything.  I guess I'll regroup tomorrow and try my best, but I really don't want to do it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 159 - Back to the grind

Emily's Stats
166.2 lbs
R3: +2.2 lbs
Total: -42.8 lbs

Jon's Stats
219.8 lbs
R2: -.2 lbs
Total: -27.4 lbs

Cool! We both lost exactly 2.9 lbs!  Today was tough.  I craved all day.  I made "fish tacos" for lunch and had an apple and a portion of chicken for dinner.  I got hungry in the evening and had two melbas.  Jon had fish tacos for dinner and that's all he had all day.  I  battled a migraine all day today so I hope the Advil doesn't affect my loss tomorrow.  We shall see!

On a side note, we may have found a rent house.  It's a dump, but it's in the country with land and the rent is really cheap.  This will get us closer to our goal of buying in the next 6 months.