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 waste....at 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.

Day 158 - Stressful Day

Emily's Stats
169.1 lbs
+.2 lbs
R3: +5.1 lbs
Total: 39.9 lbs

Jon's Stats
222.7 lbs
+2.2 lbs
R2: +1.7 lbs
Total: 24.5 lbs

We're trying something a little different this round.  On a quest to loose more, we are going the old fashioned Dr. Simeon's route.....no recipes.  We are only going to eat grilled meat with raw or steamed veggies.  Jon came home at lunch and we grilled all the meat up.  We had steak  and sliced tomato (From the farmer's market...pretty good tomato).  That's all either one of us ate today. 

On another note, if you don't already know, we're moving.  I'm trying to trust God in this process, but I'm the kind of person who needs a plan.  I don't even care how crazy the plan is, I just need to know the end game.  Right now, all I know, is that we are moving sometime before September to an undetermined town in a general area of South Central Oklahoma.  It's getting to me and by the evening I had a headache.  It hadn't turned into a migraine so I went to bed with it, cranky and hungry.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 157 - Ready for VLCD!

Emily's Stats
R3 D2
168.9 lbs
Total: 40.1lbs

Jon's Stats
R2 D2 (LOL!!! How come I didn't notice that on my round 2)
220.5 lbs
Total: 26.7 lbs

We had Krispy Kream for breakfast and went to a friends house for lunch.  They had salad, pasta, fresh fruit (including cherries which were AWESOME).  They also had the best Ghiridali cupcakes I've ever had!  They sent us home with left overs so I think we're good for loading today.  I am soooo ready to get this show on the road.  We are going to try not to use any recipes this time around and go for grilled meats and fresh veggies.  Let's go!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 156 - Here we go again.....yeah...I think....

Emily's Stats
Round 3 Day 1

Jon's Stats
Round 2 Day 1

Did you miss me?

I took a little break but........here we go again.  I'm not excited.  I am however incredibly nauseated and determined.  Notice I don't have all our stats?  Charis' 9th birthday sleepover was last night and I've had very little sleep.  I also forgot to weigh this morning before I ate chocolate chip pancakes....yum!!!  That was about the extent of my food bliss as the HCG started kicking in.  After a pizza lunch and many cookie, chips, and cheese snacks, dinner was an afterthought.  I HATE loading days now.  They are not fun anymore.  They are torture!  I never thought I would have to force myself to eat ice cream.  I never thought I would turn down dinner at Ted's, our favorite Mexican food restaurant.  I'll have updated stats tomorrow.  We got new scales that weigh us a pound heavier so our goals changed by a pound.  Jon has maintained wonderfully.  Me?  not so well.  I went up and down and had multiple steak days.  It's really hard to maintain when you're not home and at the mercy of others to feed you.  I'm only a pound or so over my goal weight, so it wasn't too bad.