Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 112 - Happy Anniversary!

My Stats
Day 30 R2
165.2 lbs
R2:-14.8 lbs
Total: -43.8 lbs

What an awesome day!  12 years ago today we vowed to love and cherish each other forever.  Through sickness and health.  Even though we have been obese for a very long time, we still loved and cherished each other.  Now we are back on the road to health, and I think we love each other more.  It's almost like sleeping with a stranger!  Our anniversary gift to each other was doing this diet.  It's quite an expensive gift, but one that will last forever.  I gave Jon another gift today.  I put my wedding ring on.  I've had it for over 12 years and in that time, I've worn it on my ring finger for maybe one year.  I would never let him size it because I always promised I was going to loose weight.  Now, for the first time in at least 10 years, I can wear my wedding ring! 

We went to see "Clash of the Titans" early in the morning and ate our melba toast during the movie.  The we went driving around.  It's one of our favorite things to do.....when we don't have kids.....even though we drag them with us sometimes.  What can I say...I think we have gypsy blood!  I like that....because I like words without real vowels.  Then we went to Texas Road house and shared a steak.  Jon had broccoli, and I had tomato.  After that I went to Cato again to get another bra and a pair of shorts.  It was quite an experience.  There were no size 12's on the clearance rack, so for kicks I got a size 10.  With the slightest of tugs I buttoned them.  I was amazed!  I didn't like the shorts so I told Jon to go get me some more size 10 shorts. He came back with THE cutest pair.  I held my breath, though not to suck in, just out of anticipation.  They slipped on fine, and they were stretchy denim so they buttoned just fine too!  I looked in the mirror and tears  formed in the corners of my eyes.  I gained my composure and stepped out to show Jon.  He immediately noticed my red eyes and I lost it.  Right there in the middle of Cato I started bawling.  The other customers and the cashiers were all staring at me, but I didn't care.  I was proud.  Jon held me and asked me if I was OK.  "Yes", I squeaked. "I'm just so happy."  Once I was breathing normally again, I apologized to everyone near me and explained why I was crying.  There were many smiles and congratulations. Jon felt blessed that he got to experience that moment with me.  What a happy anniversary.  We went to Lowe's to buy stuff to build a platform bed....we're so industrious, then headed home and watched some movies.  I'm so blessed, and so fortunate to have Jon.  He loved me when I was a fat, crabby, miserable woman and he loves me now that I'm a not so fat, not so crabby, and not so miserable woman.  I can't imagine not having him.  He's my best friend, my lover, the father of my children, and the husband God knew I needed.  I love him....what a happy anniversary!

Jon's Stats
225.6 lbs
-21.6 lbs

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 111 - MMMMMM...Buffalo....

My Stats
Day 29 R2
165.4 lbs
R2: -14.6 lbs
Total: -43.6 lbs

We had the most awesome day today.  Not only did Jon loose 2 lbs, and I lost .8 lbs, but we had no kids and we have all weekend to celebrate a wonderfully fulfilling 12 years of marriage.  We started the day off by going to the farmer's market where we were abruptly called back to the house to meet with the insurance adjuster.  The we headed back and found some great sources for organic produce, honey, and meat along with many other interesting crafts and products that were all naturally made.  While we were there we bought a small head of cauliflower and since I'd never had Buffalo before, Jon talked me into splurging for our anniversary and getting some sirloin fillets.  We dropped them off at home and then headed out for some shopping.  Old Navy had an amazing sale and Jon bought 3 new pairs of pants and a new shirt for work.  It only cost us $30!!!   He was giggling the whole time because he bought a 40 waist and he realized he had lost 4 pant sizes!  Then I talked him into trying an XL shirt instead of an XXL.  WOW!!!!  It fit and he couldn't believe it.  Then we went to Ross.  It was my turn!  I bought two new size L shirts and a pair of size 12 shorts.  I'm DEFINITELY a size 12 now, they weren't even tight!  The fit perfectly and they are sooooo cute!  They look like pinstripe dress pants but they're shorts.  Anyway, Jon also found a shirt and some flip flops.  That cost us $70.  So for $100, which is what we said we would spend, we both are set until our next round.  Except I still need another bra and another pair of shorts, but that won't be too much.  We headed back to the house and Jon cooked our Buffalo Steak on the grill.  I put the cauliflower in the oven with some garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some freshly clipped chives from my garden!  We had a romantic dinner in front of a movie.  Buffalo is pretty good.  I honestly can't tell the difference between it and beef, but I can tell the difference between the bland stuff I buy at the store and the succulent juiciness of the superior grass fed cuts we purchased from the market.  I'm not sure why we ever bought the other stuff....oh yeah....convenience and money.  I also tried a new recipe for apple cookies.  They weren't that good so I'll skip the details.  Tomorrow should be another awesome day! 

Jon's Stats
225 lbs
-22.2 lbs

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 110 - I can live again!!!

My Stats
Day 28 R2
166.2 lbs
R2: -13.8 lbs
Total: -42.8 lbs

Well my cheating didn't hurt too much. I still lost .6 lbs. Jon was super upset today. He stayed the same and he was perfect. We only have 10 days left and he is so ready to be done! I have to say, I'm not feeling the pressure that I was last time to be done with this. We will have extra shots so I may go for another week. Jon was very adamant about NOT going any further than 40 days.

I went to the zoo with the kids and some friends today. I packed some "pulled pork sandwiches" for me. By the time we actually got into the zoo and looking at animals it was 11. I thought I could wait until 12:30 or so to eat with everyone else but by 11:30 I was about to pass out! I ate my "sandwiches" on the go at the zoo. It's a great on the go meal! Before lunch, I still felt a little light headed even though I was drinking tons of water. I had about 10 pieces of homemade cereal and that really seemed to help. I guess I'm just not used to that much activity in the heat and needed some extra calories. The rest of the day went with out a hitch. As I was leaving the zoo, after walking around for over 3 hours, I stepped wrong off the curb and wrenched my hip. My first thought was "here it comes", because for the past few years, anytime I walked longer than 30 minutes or so, I got this horrible pain in my hip that shot down my leg and caused my toes to go numb. I've been told it's probably my sciatic nerve. To my utter shock, no pain followed my misstep. I then realized that I had been walking for over three hours....PAIN FREE! Up an down hills, in the heat, hunched over a stroller...PAIN FREE! It's amazing what the loss of 42 lbs will do for a person. What a glorious day! I can live again!

When Jon got home, we headed out to drop the kids with his mom in Ardmore, where she would take them to Dallas to spend the weekend with the Grandparents. I made Jon some fish, broccoli, a glass of oj and we hit the road. We were out of melba (heaven forbid) so we stopped by the store on the way out and I grabbed TWO boxes. I will not be short on melba again! I had my melba and OJ in the car too. It was hard in Ardmore because we sat and watched the kids eat hamburgers, french fries and a milk shake. Ugh! Soon enough! We did good though. Now for a wonderful, kid free weekend! Jon plans on cheating because it's our anniversary. Not me. But then again, I never PLAN on cheating. We shall see.

Jon's Stats
227.0 lbs
-20.2 lbs

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 109 - Back on the shot

My Stats
Day 27 R2
166.8 lbs
R2: -13.2
Total: -42.2 lbs

Well Jon's finally happy. He lost 1.4 lbs today. I only lost .2 lbs, but I did eat extra food yesterday, and really late to boot. Plus I was still on my period. I did take the shot today out of sheer anxiety. I woke up starving! I am pretty much done with TOM. My deduction is, that last round, I was already building a tolerance to the HCG by the time I started my period. I didn't skip a dose per week last time and when I got to my TOM I got HUNGRY, and I stayed hungry until I was done. Of course my period came much later in the round than this one did. I am much more optimistic about future rounds and my TOM now.

I had steak and tomato for lunch. Jon had apple and melba. When he got home he had steak and tomato and I had melba and OJ. I also cheated today. I did it on purpose. Because I was off the shot for three days and I woke up starving I wanted to make sure I didn't feel that way for a couple more days. If this is your first round and you have never come off the shot before, you will soon know the feeling!

Jon's Stats
226.0 lbs
-20.2 lbs

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 108 - Don't eat the FISH!

My Stats
Day 26 R2
167.0 lbs
R2: -13.0 lbs
Total: -42.0 lbs

Jon's disappointed again. He ONLY lost .4 lbs. I also lost .4 lbs and I'm thrilled! Not only am I loosing on my period (which did NOT happen last time), but I didn't even wake up hungry this morning. To my surprise, I wasn't hungry all day AND I'm having my shortest period on record. I believe I'll be able to take the shot tomorrow. On a normal period, it would still be dragging out for a couple more days. It makes me wonder if loosing this weight is going to help with my periods. I've already become more regular since loosing the first 30 lbs. Now that I've added another 12 to that, maybe I won't be loosing massive amounts of blood. This period was more painful than some, but I'll take the pain in place of a long drawn out period any time!

I had "pulled pork sandwiches" again for lunch and Jon had his melba and apple. He got home early enough for us all to go grocery shopping together. We decided to get a zoo pass while we were out and by the time we got to grocery shopping we were all starving. We got the kids something from the dollar menu at McDonalds and we headed for Long John Silvers. For future reference.......DON'T DO IT! It was the only fast food restaurant I could think of that had something we could eat. We ordered the Grilled Tilapia with mixed veggies. Although the fish was legal, it was NASTY. It had no flavor and it turned into paste in my mouth. The veggies were no better and soaked in butter. If you have to eat out fast on this diet, starve before you get LJS. When I got home I had the rest of my "pulled pork sandwich" stuffing and some OJ.

Jon's Stats
228.4 lbs
-18.8 lbs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 107 - So far,so good

My Stats
Day 25 R2
167.4 lbs
R2: -12.6 lbs
Total: -41.6 lbs

Ok, Jon lost .4 lbs. He's disappointed. I'm trying to convince him half a pound is nothing to sneeze at but he wants MORE! I on the other hand released all the water my body was holding back for some drought it foresaw. I peed all day yesterday and I lost 1.4 lbs today. That's great, but I woke up hungry. It did not help my anxiety over my period and being off the shot. After a couple of pints of water I was better though.

I snacked on "pulled pork sandwiches" all day and had OJ with my evening snack. Jon had an apple and melba for lunch and "pulled pork sandwiches" for dinner. I SAW him take a bite of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after that and he ate some strawberries late in the evening. I wasn't hungry the rest of the day thank goodness!

Jon's Stats
228.8 lbs
-18.4 lbs

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 106 - Don't talk to me

My Stats
Day 24 R2
168.8 lbs
R2: -11.2 lbs
Total: -40.2 lbs

Yeah Jon! He lost 1.8 lbs. He's going to stick with yesterday's routine. I didn't loose anything. I'm not surprised. It's that time and I'm miserable. Don't talk to me. Right now I'm just normal miserable. I'm not hungry. Actually the pain is making me a little nauseated. Today is my first day off the shot and I'm a little anxious about a repeat of last round. I'm trying to be optimistic, but Karen would tell you, it’s just not in me.

I had herb encrusted tilapia and zucchini sautéed in better than bullion. Jon had an apple and melba. I had OJ and melba for dinner and he had lemon pepper tilapia and broccoli. I wasn't hungry at all. Yeah!

Jon's Stats
269.2 lbs
-18 lbs

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 105 - Unexpected results

My Stats
Day 23 R2
168.8 lbs
R2:- 11.2 lbs
Total: -40.2 lbs

Hmmmm......ok. Well, it's VERY disappointing that Jon didn't loose anything. My best friend brought up a very good point though. He is under severe stress right now. He has been for over a week. He hasn't lost much for over a week. She said, that "Biggest Loser" said, stress can cause your body chemistry to override any diet or exercise you are doing. I'm starting to believe that with him. You couldn't ask anyone to be more perfect on this diet then him and he is still not loosing weight. I, on the other hand, handle stress differently. Without going into ALL the details of yesterday, suffice it to say, I needed comfort food. I wound up eating a quesadilla. I still lost .2 lbs. Don't even try to figure it out. It will drive you crazy. He's perfect and doesn't loose....I cheat and loose. We struggled this morning trying to decide whether to continue. I needed to mix more HCG if we were going to continue. I'm tired of it, he's not loosing and his stress level isn't going to be decreasing if that's the problem. We finally decided to suck it up and go for it. I told him to just stop being stressed.

When Jon was loosing, he was snacking on an apple and melba toast at work and only eating a big dinner. He decided to do that today. He ate chicken fajitas for dinner with OJ and more melba. I did what I always do, because that seems to work for me. I had lemon chicken and broccoli for lunch and OJ with melba for dinner. We also cheated last night. I made the kids a new cereal with fruit. It's supposed to simulate fruit loops. We both tried one of each flavor. We liked it! We can't wait to try a bowl with milk in a month or so!

Jon's Stats
231.0 lbs
-16.2 lbs

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 104 - Don't ask

My Stats
Day 22
169.0 lbs
R2: -11 lbs
Total: -40 lbs

Woo!  Hoo!  Jon is down 1.6 lbs and I'm down .6 lbs.  Hopefully his apple day worked and he'll start loosing regularly again.  I'm still so supprised that he isn't loosing more.  I'm supprised that I lost anything today with the possibility of water weight.  As for the rest of the day......I don't even want to talk about it.

Jon's Stats
231.0 lbs
-16.2 lbs

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 103 - Jon's apple day 2

My Stats
Day 21 R2
169.6 lbs
R2: 10.4 lbs
Total: -39.4 lbs

I hate that I was perfect and didn't loose anything. I'm ok though because I know why. The dreaded TOM is upon me. Jon on the other hand gained .2 lbs. He has been perfect so I don't know why he did. He was so mad he was throwing things. You know, not at me or anyone, just putting them down a little harder than usual. He was cursing the diet too. He is under a lot of stress right now. If you haven't been watching the news, you don't know that Oklahoma had the largest hail storm in recorded history and it hit the most populated areas. Jon is an insurance adjuster. He's already worked 20 hours overtime and he is approved for 16 hours this weekend. I keep asking him if he just wants to postpone the diet until things settle down, but he says it's easy because he's so busy he doesn't have time to think about food.

So he had an apple day today because of his gain. I had lemon chicken and broccoli for lunch and OJ with melba for dinner.

Jon's Stats
232.6 lbs
-14.6 lbs

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 102 - Predictions

My Stats
Day 20 R2
169.6 lbs
R2: 10.4
Total: 39.4lbs

Yeah! I lost .6 lbs, enough to get me under 170! Jon is disappointed with his .4 lb loss though. He wants to make it to 220 this round and he thinks he won't make it at this rate. We've got 20 days left and he has 12 lbs to go. I think he can do it! I wanted to make it to 150. I'm pretty sure I won't make it. 20 days to go and 20 lbs. I guess it's possible, but not probable. I'm guessing maybe half that. 20 lbs in 40 days is still awesome!

So I had my "pulled pork sandwiches" through out the day and that's all I had. I added OJ with the last bit of it around dinner time. Jon had lemon pepper chicken and broccoli for lunch and steak with tomato basil soup for dinner. He snacked on melba and an apple in the evening. We were both perfect today!

Jon's Stats
232.4 lbs
-14.8 lbs

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 101 - Size L

My Stats
Day 19 R2
170.2 lbs
R2: 9.8 lbs
Total: 38.8 lbs

Hmmm...a little disappointing. Jon only lost .4 lbs and I only lost .2. It makes me suspicious of the tomato basil soup. It WAS too good to be true. It was on Dr. Anna's recipes though. Oh well. I would be depressed except for my adventure last night. I finally went to get a new bra at my favorite store, CATO. I just got fitted at Victoria Secret a couple weeks ago. There's no way I'm spending $40 on a bra I'm going to grow out of in a month or so. CATO had great bras and GREAT clearance. Here's the fun part. I bought a size L top...ME ....a size L! It's still a little tight but for 5 bucks I couldn't turn it down! I’ll be in it in a couple weeks. They had some really cute shorts too on clearance. But they didn't have my size.....They were all too BIG!!! That has NEVER happened to me before. They didn't have a small enough size to fit me. I never imagined I would be in that predicament. I really hope I loose some today though. My TOM (time of month) is due by the end of the week and I know I won't be loosing then.

I did some cooking today and made myself beef broccoli for lunch. I experimented with some spices and it's a winner. I used ginger and paprika along with a bit of soy sauce. I also added onions this time. It was sooooo...goooood! When Jon got home he had the same thing. I had ....can you guess? That's right Oj and melba! I'm never hungry at dinner time. But if I don't eat something I'll go crazy with all the smells. And I like to sit down with my family for dinner. I think I will probably eat Oj and melba for a snack for the rest of my life. It's a new comfort food! Anyway. Jon had an apple after dinner. The only cheating I did today was accidentally licking my fingers when I was making the kids some homemade chocolate cereal. Hope it doesn't set me back to much. I really want to be under 170 tomorrow for our half way mark.

Jon's Stats
232.8 lbs
-14.4 lbs

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 100 - Finally, a pretty good day

My Stats
Day 18 R2
170.4 lbs
R2: -9.6 lbs
Total: -38.6 lbs

I'm disgusted with myself. I have absolutely no will power and it shows. I haven't lost anything. As a matter of fact, I haven't lost anything since Friday. Jon lost .8 pounds again. Curious...since his apple day, he has lost exactly .8 pounds every single day. That's so funny.

I was pretty good today. I only had a pinch of cheese when I made the kids grilled cheese sandwiches. I had tomato basil soup for lunch and my oj and melba for dinner. Today I felt like I could have eaten nothing though. The only reason I ate was because if I didn't eat something I was allowed to, I would eat something I wasn't. Jon had stead and tomato basil soup for dinner. Neither one of us ate much at all yesterday. Should be a big payoff tomorrow!

Jon's Stats
233.2 lbs
-14 lbs

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 99 - I just can't get it together

My stats
Day 17 R2
170.4 lbs
R2: -9.6
Total: - 38.6 lbs

Well ain't that great. Jon eats cake and he looses .8 lbs....again! I eat cake and only make it back to where I was before I ate the first cake. I can't blame it all on him. It was my choice to eat it. But it feels good to have a scapegoat. lol!

Jon didn't want to eat anything today to make up for the cake. He skipped lunch. I had a piece of steak and melba rounds. He had chicken fajitas for dinner and I had oj and melba. Then I screwed up again. Sheesh. Then I was putting up left over corndogs and had a bite. THEN the kids were out of cereal so I had to make them more. I'm still working out the recipe so I HAD to try it! The good news is....I think I finally have the base recipe perfected, but there are so many experiments awaiting me!

Jon's Stats
234 lbs
-13.2 lbs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 98 - We're not losers.....

My Stats
Day 16 R2
170.8 lbs
R2: -9.2 lbs
Total: -38.2 lbs

Just as I expected. I gained .4 lbs. Jon was ok though. The beef ribs didn't seem to affect him much. He lost another .8 lbs.

We had citrus fish and broccoli for lunch. I swiped a couple bites of cheese when I was making cheese quesadillas for the kids. We did fine for dinner. We went to a friend’s house and Jon took chicken fajitas. I took OJ and melba. There was leftover birthday cake. Jon caved for the first time and got a piece of cake. I couldn't help it watching him eat it so I got a piece too. We not losers today!

Jon's Stats
234.8 lbs
-12.4 lbs

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 97 - Tough Day

My Stats
Day 15 R2
170.4 lbs
R2:- 9.6 lbs
Total: -38.6 lbs

Even with the bite of corn dog I lost .8 pounds. Jon lost exactly a pound. Yeah!

Today was tough. This diet becomes very hard when you are on the go. We woke up late and then had an early lunch of beef broccoli. We went to a birthday party for triplets and all was well until I spied the cheese. I ate a slice. Then all was fine until they cut the cake. I had a bite. Then all was fine until Caedon wanted one more bit of cake. He left some on the fork so I finished it. The all was fine until we visited Jon's Dad and they were cooking beef ribs when we got their. They invited us to eat. It wasn't tempting for me but Jon caved. We both ate a tomato and about 3 oz of beef ribs. I'm not expecting cheers of joy in the morning.

Jon's Stats
235.6 lbs
-11.6 lbs

Day 96 - Keepin' on

My Stats
Day 14 R2
171.2 lbs
R2: -8.8 lbs
Total: -37.8 lbs

Spaghetti or not I did good.  I lost 1.2 lbs today and Jon lost .8.  Sweet! 

We had lemon pepper fist and broccoli for lunch.  I had a bite of a corndog....I know, I know.  I had "pulled pork sandwiches" and OJ for dinner and Jon had Chicken fajitas.

Jon's Stats
236.6 lbs
-10.6 lbs

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 95 - They circle of life

My Stats
Day 13 R2
172.4 lbs
R2: -7.6 lbs
Total: -36.6 lbs

Yeah! Hopefully Jon's plateau is broken. He lost 2.4 pounds but we'll see if he's good to go tomorrow! I lost .8 pounds. Not shabby.

Today was one of those days. You know a - nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I guess I'll go and eat worms - day. It's the circle of life. You go and go and do and do and when a hurt or a frustration comes along you either ignore it or stuff it because you don't have time OR energy to deal with it. But then the proverbial last straw floats innocently on to the pile. Then along with the back the dam breaks letting out all those problems, misconceptions, and pain in the form of tears and snot. Once the reservoirs of sorrow are depleted you feel just fine and your ready to take on the world again except for one thing. All the broken places have to be fixed and the only way to do that is….. chocolate and ice-cream.....or chocolate ice-cream. Then the cycle is complete. Plaster those cracks with Blue Bell and slap on a new coat of Hershey’s and all is right again. The problem is....I can't complete the cycle! I bought the kids hot fudge sundaes. I was amazed at how INEFFECTUAL that was. We had beef fajitas for lunch and I had melba. Jon had shrimp and salad for dinner and I had OJ and melba. I made the kids spaghetti and that's when enough was enough. I guess my southern engineered spaghetti patch will have to do for a few more weeks until the cycle can be completed properly. I think it will hold for a while anyway.

Jon's Stats
237.4 lbs
-9.8 lbs

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 94 - Jon's Apple Day

My Stats
Day 12 R2
173.2 lbs
R2: -6.8 lbs
TL: -35.8 lbs

Well, I'm not surprised with my weight. Between eating late and my other slow issue it's not a worry to me. Jon on the other hand is in a desperate state. Personally I'm not sure why this isn't working for him. My best guess is that he has hit a plateau. I think 240 must have been where he has been most of our marriage. It's only been in the last 6 months or so he has put on the extra 10 pounds. He drank A LOT of water yesterday and cut out a fruit and his carbs. He still didn't loose anything. So he's having an apple day! He's not pleased with the idea but he is also not pleased with loosing less than 1/2 pound in 4 days.

He ate 4 apples all day. I had the rest of my "pulled pork sandwiches" for lunch and melba and OJ for dinner. I didn't eat much either today. I honestly wasn't hungry at all! Jon was miserable.

Jon's Stats
239.8 lbs
-7.4 lbs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 93 - "Pulled Pork Sandwiches"

My Stats
Day 11 R2
173.0 lbs
R2: 7 lbs
TL: -36 lbs

Yeah!  I lost 1.4 lbs.  I feel sorry for Jon though.  He only lost .2 lbs.  He's very, VERY frustraited.  He is doing so good and not cheating at all.  I told him to increase his water intake today and try not to have the melba.  If that doesn't work, he may do an apple day.  I'm not sure what's wrong.  He should be loosing a LOT.  He is so active and eating so little and on the HCG.  It just doesn't make sense.  My dad started HCG this weekend.  He only gained 2 pounds on loading.  Today, after his first day of VLCD (very low calorie diet) he lost 5.8 pounds!!!!  Can you believe that?  I told him he won for first day losses.  Has anyone else seen a bigger loss on the first day?  Let me know.

Well today is a big challenge for Jon all around.  He is an insurance adjuster and yesterday there were massive tornados all over Oklahoma.  His territory was devistated.  He left the house at 4am to start assessing damage.  Hopefully he will be fine with his apple, melba and tea he took.   He did make it home around lunch and I heated him up some crab bisque.  I had herb encrusted fish and sauted zuccini.  For dinner I made an experiement that was VERY successful.  I call it "Pulled Pork Sandwiches".  If course, there's no pork in it.....or bread...but the CONSEPT is what counts.  It's all a mental game this HCG diet!  So I made homemade barbeque sauce.  You can see the recipe here.  THEN  I took a serving of it, which counts as a veggie and put it a pan with a chicken portion and about half a chopped onion SINCE I just learned onions DON'T COUNT!  WOO HOO!  I put enough water to cover everything and then let it simmer down until the chicken was done and the sauce was back to a paste.  Then I used two forks to shreded the chicken.  THEN I put it on my melba. OOO BOY!!!  It was soooo gooood.  But it was really spicy and I couldn't finish it.  But sooo goood!  Jon loved it.  He did the whole day with only his two meals and an apple.  He skipped out on melba and another fruit.  I'm so proud of him.

Jon's Stats
239.8 lbs
-7.4 lbs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 92 - Back on a Roll.....mmmmm....rolls.....

My Stats
Day 10 R2
174.4 lbs
R2: 5.6 lbs
TL: -34.6

Woo Hoo! Back on a roll! I lost 1 lb and Jon lost .4 lbs. Now if I could only poo. I wouldn't worry about it except that I'm becoming increasingly uncomfortable. I was going to take some "smooth move" tea, but just thinking about it got the old system rolling.
I wasn't hungry AT ALL today and Jon said the same thing. I had beef broccoli and melba arouond 12 when I made the kids lunch though. Jon had an issue at work. He had a manditory lunch at a restraunt. He decided to just take his apple and melba. He said it was the most embarassing thing he had ever done. I was thinking...."Try birthing a child." Being on a diet in front of other people is childs play compared to having the whole world inspect your most private parts. Nothing bothers you after that! I had OJ and melba for dinner and Jon had herb encrusted tilapia with sauteed zucchini. We both did really well today!

Jon's Stats
240.0 lbs
-7.2 lbs

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 91 - Bye, Bye, Boobies and Eating out

My Stats
Day 9 R2
175.2 lbs
R2:- 4.8 lbs
TL: -33.8 lbs

Well, I gained another .2 lbs. Jon stayed the same. We're both frustrated only because we are not cheating AT ALL. It's discouraging when you say no to so much and don't get any results. I know my issues, which are two fold. First I'm fertile. I retain water when I'm fertile and as last time I was on HCG I gain and loose very little during this time. My second issue is, since the last time I mentioned my bowls there has been no activity. That was 5 days ago, and as previously discussed....poo weighs a LOT. Knowing this helps me keep a brave face for Jon. He is really discouraged. But I keep encouraging him that it's ok, he'll loose again tomorrow. To help ease his frustration I agreed to go out to eat yesterday, a brave venture considering our current situation. I was willing to take the blow if it would take the edge off for Jon.

We had left church when we decided to eat out. Being Mother's day we didn't want to eat right away because of the waits at restaurants so I popped into Wal-Mart and bought a bag of apples, a box of melba, and a 12 oz bottle of OJ. Jon and the kids had apples and I ate my melba and OJ. Then we went to the mall for my mother's day present. I desperately need new bras, not because they are falling apart, but because they don't fit me anymore. My boobs are literally falling out! I got professionally measured and fitted. Sigh, oh sigh. I've gone down a cup size. On the bright side, I can now wear a push up bra....OOOH MAMA!

After our foray at the mall we headed to Texas Roadhouse and waited for 45 minutes even at 3 o'clock. Jon and I shared a 6 oz sirloin with no butter. My side was tomatoes and his was broccoli. I think he had two peanuts while we waited but we both turned down the rolls. I smelled them very deeply though! Jon kind of splurged and ate all his broccoli which was probably about 2 oz too much. I ate all my tomato which was probably just a little more than normal. Later in the evening I just wanted to EAT, so I had a couple more melba. I did start peeing copious amounts during the evening. I think I'm releasing some of that retained water. Yeah!

Jon's Stats
240.4 lbs
-6.8 lbs

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 90 - First Gains

My Stats
Day 8 R2
175.0 lbs
R2: -5 lbs
TL: -34 lbs

Jon lost .4 lbs today. He's pretty discouraged. Oh....I remember the woes of R1 like they were yesterday....well they were only 2 months ago. I remember how NOT loosing at least a pound was depressing. How I've changed. R2 has caused me much less anxiety because I know what to expect. I gained .2 lbs today. I'm not discouraged and I'm not upset. I know that for the next couple days I'm not going to loose much because I'm fertile right now. When I was fertile last time it really messed with my mind because I was supposed to be loosing A LOT and I wasn't. Now I know it's just how my body reacts and I'm going to roll with it! I am going to try hard today to get all my water in though. That always makes a difference.

Jon had melba and an apple. I wasn't hungry so I didn't eat anything. For lunch we had lemon pepper chicken. Jon had beef broccoli for dinner and I had oj and melba. I managed most of my liquids for the day. We'll see!

Jon's Stats
240.4 lbs
-6.8 lbs

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 89 - Oj Indiscretion

My Stats
Day 7 R2
174.8 lbs
R2: -5.2 lbs
TL: -34.2 lbs

I lost .8 lbs and Jon lost 1 lb.

Today I was hungry. I ate to maximum. I had OJ and melba for breakfast, crab bisque for lunch, and beef fajitas, OJ, and melba for dinner. I'm glad I did it, even though your not supposed to have the same fruit in a day (we were out of apples), because I wasn't miserable. I also noticed that I'm entering my fertile cycle. Last time I did that I gained some and lost very little for a couple of days. That coupled with my OJ indiscretion means I'm expecting very little loss tomorrow. Jon had shrimp salad for lunch, beef fajitas for dinner and took an apple to the movies with the kids to munch on. I don’t think either one of us drank as much as we were supposed to though.

Jon's Stats
240.8 lbs
-6.4 lbs

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 88 - Read 'em and weep!

My Stats
Day 6 R2
175.6 lbs
R2: -4.4 lbs
TL: -33.4 lbs

I lost more today than Jon did. Na na na na na na! He lost .6, I lost 1.2! I know, I know. But it's the small things in life that give me joy. He's really upset though. I'm TRYING to be encouraging.

We had lunch again together and we had bruchetta chicken. YUM! My favorite. I had melba and oj for dinner and Jon had Crab Bisque. I should have had it too. By bed time, I was starving. I went to bed anyway though. Hopefully I won't wake up hungry.

Jon's Stats
241.8 lbs
-5.4 lbs

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 87 - Men suck

My Stats
Day 5 R2
176.8 lbs
R2: -3 lbs
TL: -32.2 lbs

Well, it's obviously true. Jon lost another 3 lbs. I ONLY lost 1.6 lbs. :) That brings his total to almost 5 lbs and my total to his one day loss of 3 lbs. Men suck! Oh well. Right on cue my body is "detoxing". It's the same as last time, lots of diarrhea. No pain, cramping, or sickness, just lots of stuff evacuating. Aren't you glad you read my blog today!!!

Jon came home for lunch because he forgot to take water or anything with him. He had coffee today though and he said it helped with his energy level and focus. We also decided that it is better to eat lunch. Of course we can have lunch and dinner, but last time I didn't need both meals. He was trying to be stoic and keep up with me but now I think he is going to eat both meals. I snacked on melba during the morning and we both had steak and tomato for lunch. I had melba and OJ for dinner and Jon had shrimp with salad. We kept busy in the evening because we're both dying of cravings!!!!

Jon's Stats
242.4 lbs
-4.8 lbs

Day 86 - First Losses

My Stats
Day 4 R2
178.4 lbs
R2: -1.4 lbs
TL: -30.6 lbs

I love the results of the first VLCD. I lost 2.4 lbs and Jon lost 4.2 lbs. We are both under our starting weight today! This time around is definitely much easier. It's hardest at night when Jon and I are both used to snacking. We haven't caved yet!

We ate the same today. Jon had an apple and melba toast during the day. I had melba scattered through the day with some OJ. We both had chicken fajitas for dinner.

Jon's Stats
245.4 lbs
-1.8 lbs

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 85 - "Hello? Ralph?"

My stats
Day 3 R2
180.8 lbs
R2 : +1 lbs
TL: 28.2 lbs

"Yeah it's me. I'm calling from the porcelain telephone."

I ate too much yesterday. Last round I just FELT like throwing up after loading, this morning I succeeded. It was the oddest thing. I had those nasty burps like last time on loading but then this morning I instantly felt like I had to throw up. There was not sick feeling, no cramping just...I'm going to throw up now. Jon even called out from the bedroom..."Who's throwing up?" I responded between hurls, "Oh, it's just me." Now, you know when you’re sick your answer is a gut wrenching "Meeeeeeeeeeee...." I just had too much to eat. The even weirder thing was that I only threw up the carrots, tomatoes, and hamburger from my spaghetti lunch yesterday! How is that even possible? No potato soup, no bacon, no ice cream, no broccoli, no noodles, no sausage....just carrots, tomatoes, and hamburger with copious amounts of fluid. When I was done I felt completely normal too. No sick feeling although later I was a little sore. You know how that goes.

I think this HCG brand is much better than the last by far. Jon is even commenting on how much food doesn't even LOOK good. When he got to work today there were three cakes, banana nut bread, and sausage and biscuits. He said that they didn't even tempt him, which normally he would have really wanted it but it just didn't seem like he wanted to put anything in his mouth. That's how I feel today too. Last round I definitely wasn't hungry, but I wanted to put EVERYTHING in my mouth. This stuff is good! I only gained .2 lbs and Jon gained .8 lbs. So I only gained 1 pound total on loading and I was TRYING to gain. My metabolism is a different creature!

I had a perfect day. I snacked throughout the day on 4 melba toasts. I drank my water too. I had Citrus fish and broccoli for dinner with some OJ. Jon snacked on melba and an apple during the day and had the same dinner I did. We had a reception for Girl Scouts in the evening with all kinds of cookies and yummy stuff. I didn't eat a thing! Jon had a strawberry and a celery stick. Go Jon!!! I have to admit, last night was a little difficult. Those cookies looked really good. It was easier to say no this time though!

Jon's stats
+ 2.4 lbs

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 84 - More loading

My stats
Day 2 Round 2
180.6 lbs
R2: +.8 lbs
Total:-28.4 lbs

I really am trying to gain weight here! My first loading day on R1 I gained 4 lbs, and this time though I really ate a LOT and only gained .8 lbs. This is ramping up to a great round!!

I planned to eat cinnimion rolls for breakfast but I forgot to start them last night so we had oatmeal with lots of butter and sugar and I ate A LOT!!!

We had spaghetti for lunch and I ate A LOT!!!

Jon and I shared the last bit of ice cream for a snack and then I had left over potato soup and I ATE A LOT!!!

Then Jon went out and got more ice cream and between us and the kids we finished it off. You know we can't have ice cream hanging around the house.

I made losts of meals for Jon and I in the evening. All we have to do is pop one in the microwave now. that should be very helpful.

Jon's Stats
Day 2
248.8 lbs
+ 1.6 lbs

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 83 - It's loading time!

My Stats
Day 1 Round 2
179.8 lbs
This Round: 0
Total: -29.2 lbs

Here we go again! Yeah!! Jon and I took our first shots without incident this morning. We had eggs, bacon, pancakes, and oatmeal for breakfast. I had left over burrito fixings for lunch with out the tortilla. We were out of tortillas. I finished Charis' and Caedons microwave hamburgers...YUCK! Then I had a bite of a butter finger, some recess pieces, and m&ms. Not whole bags, just bites. Then we found some old Girl Scout cookies and I ate a few of those. Guess what I made for diner? The one thing I can never resist, can you guess? Potato Soup!!! It was ok. Really, Jon and I can both tell the HCG is working because food just isn't appetizing. He noticed it at lunch time. It's working already!!! It didn't work on dessert though. Blue Bell ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. It was sooo...goood! I haven't had it for 82 days. It will probably be another 82 before I have it again too. Can't wait to see how much I GAINED tomorrow. But that's the point for loading days...sort of.

Jon’s Stats
Day 1 Round 1
249.2 lbs

Day 82 - Last Day

Day 36 Maintenance
180.0 lbs
TL: 29 lbs
FMW: -2 lbs

Today is my last day of maintenance! I like even numbers, so even though I gained a little I'm pleased with all the whole numbers. I'm so ready to start tomorrow. I'm ready to loose more. This time around will be so much easier. I know what I'm doing, I won't be as stressed with every little fluxuation in the scale, and Jon is doing it with me so I'm not having to cook stuff I can't eat! Yeah!! I've felt this excited anticipation before. It was like waiting to go to Six Flags when I was a kid. I wanted to go so bad the day of the trip. My stomach hurt and I felt like if I had to wait another second I would explode. I can't wait for tomorrow!!!