Wednesday, December 29, 2010

LM 117.1 (+3.1 LDW)

Oh my lovies...

I am so sorry I've been absent. So much is going on with the holidays and work that I've just not been on the way I'd hoped.

I've only been in range twice since coming home from Holland 3 weeks ago. My weight seems to stick to 116-118 these days, which is fine by me. My clothes still fit. When the kids go back to school, I swear I'll start pilates and yoga again. If I can just keep at it for 21 days, I know I'll stick with it long term. It takes that long to make or break a habit. I felt SO GOOD in Holland with all the walking I did that I know if I can just get a routine, my body will be thrilled with me.

Someone (sorry I forgot who since it's been so long since I posted) asked about the photo. I'm trying to post a photo from my trip with each entry. The next one is of my daughter with her Opa:

It was so wonderful to spend time with my husband's family. I am truly blessed that we all love each other so much. They are incredible people.

Someone else (again sorry!) asked about continuing to try to lose or to just accept where they are. I really don't have an answer. It's all so personal. I'm thrilled to be where I was 10 or so years ago, but I'm also happy to know I have a healthy BMI. Right now I want to focus on toning up and eating more balanced. LOTS more veggies. I think a detox round for me twice a year will be enough, and we'll see what happens with the weight. 

I want to wish ALL of you the very best during the holidays and an incredible 2011. I will be shopping for my poster board to do my yearly collage on New Year's with my daughter. The blog background will be changing to the new one shortly!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

LM 116.4 (+2.4 LDW)

Almost back in range...

Again, I'm hoping to be able to do the next round 6 months post last round, which has me at May 19th. That seems so far away! I may start a little earlier as I don't want to be in P2 while my kids are out of school. If I can time it so I am in P3 when they get out, that would work for me. I actually have a goal of being 111.1 (love this number!) by that time, which means I need to lose .25 a week. That way it is TRULY a reshaping round, and I can eat 1000 calories a day.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LM 120.2 !!! (+6.2 LDW) -

Dude. What the hell? 2 days ago I was 116.1 (2.1 pounds over LDW) - I've gained 4.1 pounds in 2 DAYS.


Sore breasts
Broken out
Full moon around the corner.


Yesterday I weighed in at 117.9. I should have done a steak day, but I knew guests were coming and I've held off before to do a steak day the next day and figured that's what I'd do. I also figured I'd still be about the same weight, not GAIN an additional 2+ pounds!!! Damnit.

Anyway, I'm doing a steak day today and P3 clean until Christmas. Christmas eve we're having dinner with friends, but I'm in charge of the menu and we'll be having Turkey (P3 friendly), Mashed potatoes and for me, mashed cauliflower (P3 friendly), green beans (P3 friendly) and dessert that I shall avoid, UNLESS I am 116 or less by Friday.

I had previously planned on doing another short round in January, but I really need a break from HCG. I would love to make this a twice a year thing. We'll see though. I can always fall back on HCG, thank God. This protocol has saved my life.

So, something I got to experience while in Holland was this total sense of freedom of fear of food. The scale weighed in in increments of pounds, not ounces, which takes a LOAD of psychological pressure off of you. In fact, I may get myself a scale that measures in half pounds and switch it to kilos. Personally, I'd love a scale I could design where I say here is my "safety zone" and if I'm out of it, tell me! :) Maybe someday I will... :)

I'm sorry I've not been writing more. Getting back into the swing of things was harder than I'd thought it would be. Lots of exciting developments happening that I will be able to share soon.


(that's me taking the pic in the trench coat)

EDITED TO ADD: Looks like May 19 is 6 months post last round. Even if I can maintain at THIS weight until then, I'll be okay with it. I hope to be back to 114-116 before then though.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

LM 116.4 (+2.4 LDW) - POST steak day

I've been TERRRRRRIBLE about posting, and I'm sorry. I'm still getting used to being home.

I got up to 118 Saturday after mucho pizza and wine with a girlfriend. I had a wine meetup last night, so the modified steak day with wine and cheese was a huge success, in my opinion!

I'm out of range and not freaking out.

I had the most wonderful experience in Holland. I was very cautious the first couple days. After that, I relaxed on the carbs. Further into the trip, I allowed a LOT more sugar, and I hated the way I felt. I can hear my body again and I know what foods work, and that includes carbs. Not pure sugar, but fruit and veggies in addition to my normal diet felt sooooooooooo good. I know how silly this sounds!

I will start the exercise either tomorrow or Tuesday. I have class tomorrow so it may not work out, but I'm so ready. Pilates, Wii Fit, and yoga, alternating.

EDITED TO ADD: 115.5 today and back in range!
Pic 2 from the trip...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

LM 116.4 (+2.4 LDW) - Fancy pipes in!

HA! Hahahhaha!  Oh dear. I had a feeling the scale in Holland was FULLY aware I was on vacation and wanted to make sure I was relaxed. According to it, I was as high as 115.5 and as low as 110 at one point. So, I know I did pretty well given all I ate, but it looks like I may have technically needed a correction day or 2 unbeknownst to me. So be it. I thought I was going to do a "correction round" in January, but given I am less than half a pound out of my range after ALL that (and the fact that I have PMS), I'm going to wait until 6 months post last round as a detox.

I should do a steak day today but I'm not going to. I think I'll just do a clean P3 day and see how that goes.

I have sooooooooooooooo much to do. Unpacking, laundry (although not too much thanks to my amazing mother-in-law), bills to pay, and I need to show a house in a few hours. That and SHOPPING. We did an excellent job eating all the food out of our fridge before we left and now there's nothing left.

I will try to post a pic a day from the trip. I took at least 200 as well as little films. My son is going to put it all together on a DVD and do a presentation at school.

I must get into some exercise too! My entire family is home until Monday so I'm thinking that will be a good day to start. Jen, are you reading this? If so, where do you work out again? I was going to start up with my pilates but thought maybe we could do some cardio together.

Lots of love to all y'all!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LM 113.3

Now the news!

You may have guessed it, but I was in the Netherlands the last 2 weeks! I am actually updating my status on the plane home!

I arrived at 52 kilo and left at 51.5 kilo. Since the scale only weighs in .5 kilo increments ( which is approximately 1.1 pounds), I have had to guestimate. Regardless, I left Holland lighter than when I arrived without 1 steak day and I ate ANYTHING I WANTED! This included kroketten (fried meat in some kind of sauce), Dutch pancakes with cheese and bacon baked right in them, sausage breads, spekulaas cookies, chocolate, a divine birthday tart, split pea soup with smoked worst, bread, potatoes, etc., etc.! Oh and wine! :)

I'll be very curious what Fancy will have to say!

I had a magnificent time, but I am ready to sleep in my own bed. No rest though. I have to show a home tomorrow and have half day classes Friday and Monday.

I'll post pictures soon!

I'm on anti-anxiety meds right now so I'll update when I'm home and less loopy. ;)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LM 113.3 ( -.7 LDW) - This made me smile

Hi all,

Yesterday I was at the top of my acceptable weight, but one day of clean P3 eating gave me a 2 pound loss!

I'll have LOTS of news on Thursday. In the meantime, this made me smile!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

LM 113.3 ( -.7 LDW)

Gads. I'm sorry. Here I go again not updating. I have a lot to share but it will have to wait. Anyway, thanks for all the lovely comments! I promise to give a proper update when I have time which should be pretty soon. :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

LM 112.2 (-1.8 of LDW)

Man, I'm late in updating!

I have been at 112.2 for 4 days. I'm still counting calories (well, not counting them per se but more being accountable by writing down what I'm eating so I'm conscious about the choices I make). I am truly blown away right now. My body is responding to calories in, calories out, not necessarily food combining which is what I depended on for years. I have small amounts of sugar every day, bread and potatoes. Before my weight would shoot through the roof when I did that. I am steady. I suspect the following:

I was 113 for yeeeeaaarrrs and I believe my body has grabbed on tight to this weight since it was a familiar one for so long.

I added the bread sticks last round.

I was much better about taking the multi-glandular support 10 days before P3 and throughout P3.

I think my thyroid medication, which was doubled a few months ago, has kicked into high gear.

Adding the carbs in small amounts is allowing my body to become used to them.

I'm walking a lot more.

So, there you have it. I am fascinated and delighted!

I see some of you (though not enough!) have updated so before I turn this off, I'll check on y'all.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

LM 111.1 ! (- 2.9 LDW)

Holy moly! I was shocked at the number but I have been running around like mad, so perhaps that and something hormonal explains it. Regardless, woooooohooooo! I've told you before, I see 11:11 quite a bit so this weight made me giggle! I don't expect it to last, buuuuut, I must say I think the grissini did, in fact, do the trick in allowing me to be less carb resistant. I'm not eating a ton of carbs by any stretch, but I am slowly adding in a little bread here, a little more starchy veggies there.

I am so VERY grateful for you, and so very grateful for this protocol! I am grateful to have my life back. I'm grateful for my family and our health.

”Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”― Aesop

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LM 113.3 ( -.7 LDW)

Still adding carbs and still losing! WOOT! Too busy to talk... I hope to at least have time to catch up with all y'all - I need more water today and have had salty stuff, so not so sure about tomorrow... we'll see!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LM 114.4 (+.4 LDW)

Again, sorry to be so absent, but I warned you! Busy busy! So busy I'll keep this ultra short but I wanted to say that I think I may truly have stabilized, and I think LavenderDiva was spot on about adding in the grissini during P2 to avoid being carb sensitive. The last few days I've had a rueben sandwich (regular bread and all!) AND mashed potatoes with cheese, and I actually dropped weight! I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic... :)

Okay, I have got to get back to it. Lots to do, so little time!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

LM 115.2 (1.2 above LDW)

Sorry for being absent! I'm beyond busy with work right now. I'll try to be better about checking in, but I reckon it will be a little less often than my usual chatty self!

It's CHAMPAGNE tonight! Woot! I had my closing on a house that has been a real trial from the beginning so it's a huge relief. The owners are good friends of mine and I can't help but take their stress on personally. Knowing they are totally taken care of now is such a huge relief!

So yesterday I was 115 and we had guests over. I ate pizza toppings including pepperoni (SALT CITY!) so I was truly surprised to see only a .2 gain!

I haven't been good about my water consumption either. In fact, after I post this I'm going to put on the pot for tea. I've GOT to be better!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

R5 Day 20 P3 114.6 -.8 (+.6 of LDW )

ALMOST have all the damage cleaned up from Sunday's disaster. .6 to go. Same eating plan today as yesterday.

I am so boring. I've got no news of any import. Just working, working, working. Today is property management work and tonight is a wine club organizer meeting, tomorrow I'm getting my hair done and showing homes, and Friday more homes to show. I'm not complaining! :)

XOXOX Off to check on you!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

R5 Day 19 P3 115.4 -1.8 (+1.4 of LDW )

Thanks ALL y'all for the support yesterday! Ugh, that sucked. Not only was my weight so far up, but also I had heartburn all day long. I was miserable. Certain foods just don't agree with me and I should know better.

Okay, well, 1.8 down is EXCELLENT. As I said though, it's going to take serious work to get back the LDW. Yikes. Today it's coffee with cream, LOTS of water and tea, chicken and I have half a steak left over. Hopefully that will help knock that extra weight off.

I have one appointment after another so I need to flee, but I'll catch up with y'all first. :)

Thanks again!


Monday, November 15, 2010

R5 Day 18 P3 117.2 +3.2 (+3.2 of LDW ) - Recipe for DISASTER

We had dinner with friends. A roast that had slow cooked all day. No worries, I'll just have the meat and avoid the carrots and potatoes.

After having this tasty, extraordinarily sodium filled dish, I came to find it had cooked all day in BBQ sauce and a COKE.

Oh GOD. Damn, damn, DAMN! Damn.

Steak day, needless to say, but I believe it will be DAYS to recover. GAAAAADS!

I also only had 1 cup of tea and coffee, so obviously not enough to drink, and no "potty action" either.

Just Damn.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

R5 Day 17 P3 114 -.2 (+/- 0 of LDW )

Hooray for being at my LDW!

We have a new blog to follow, all y'all! Check out Fit Fab Forties! Hi, La La! I'm glad we found each other!

I have a fire in the pellet stove and a to-do list a mile long, but on a cold Sunday, I feel like just curling up on the couch and watching a chick flick. Oh well...

XOXOX off to check on YOU!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

R5 Day 16 P3 114.2 -.4 (+.2 of LDW )

I didn't expect that drop! I over did it with the calories yesterday so I'm quite surprised! Maybe something hormonal is shifting.

Sorry about the tease. I promise that as soon as things are official, I will share but until then, just know that positive things are brewing.

I've got so much to do so I'll end it here!


Friday, November 12, 2010

R5 Day 15 P3 114.6 (+.6 of LDW )

Looks like this is where my body wants to be. Again, I CANNOT complain as the last round was somewhat spur of the moment and I'm 2 pounds below R4 LDW. Still, not bad for having dinner at 9 pm!

Gads, guys, I have stuff I really want to share but I can't right now. It's all good though. As soon as I can, I'll let you know what's going on. :)



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

R5 Day 13 P3 114.6 (-.2, +.6 of LDW ) and POOFARTS!

Yesterday was 114.8. I really had hoped to be closer to 112, but I really cannot complain.

I'm super stressed so I'm spending more time on sites like to relieve it.

My husband videoed me cracking up. I didn't realize it at the time!

Monday, November 8, 2010

R5 Day 11 P3 114.6 (-.2, +.6 of LDW )

Well that was disappointing. At least it was a drop. Note to self: no more blue cheese at 9 at night.

I'm overwhelmed. Have I also mentioned I'm petrified of flying? God, I am having such a hard time with my stress.

I need to process this fear but I don't know where to begin. I should be excited, not scared. I'm really trying to transform that anxiety into excitement.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

R5 Day 10 P3 114.8 (+1.8, +.8 of LDW )

I knew it...

I am not upset as I know this is mostly water weight. We had a BBQ last night where I had a bunless sodium filled burger with cheese, as well as 4 devilled eggs and lots of wine. I wasn't concerned as I was under my LDW and I know a few days of watching the sodium and keeping my water up will knock that weight right back down.

I really don't have much to say. I'm just trying to get everything I need done, done. I'm slightly overwhelmed... :)

Okay, since this post is so drab, I bring you not 1, but 2 videos that had me in stitches yesterday:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

R5 Day 9 P3 113 (-1.4, -1 of LDW )


I'll take it!!!

Thanks so much, Susan! I was thoroughly freaked out yesterday but you put my mind at ease! I did a little more research and orange roughy will often cause that symptom! Eegads, as much as I love the flavor, I am never again touching that fish!!


Off to check in on you before I get going to the store. It will be 70 degrees today! We are so going to BBQ!

Friday, November 5, 2010

R5 Day 8 P3 114.4 (+.2, +.4 of LDW )

I'm surprised by my weight today as I hardly ate a thing with all my running around, but I also didn't get enough water in. Not a big deal, but I'd really like to be 112 by the time we take off.

This may be TMI for some of you so if you're grossed out, skip this paragraph. I had a strange and scary BM this morning where there was oil in my stool. I was afraid to google the symptoms as I tend to panic easily, but decided I better. There could be any number of causes but one that stood out was gallbladder issues. I remember reading in P&I about gallbladders having a rude awakening after P2 and I've experienced loose stools, but never oil in my stool. The other thing is that I ate orange roughy yesterday. I remember it made me gain in P2 and that it seemed particularly oily to me so I am wondering if that had anything to do with it. I am going to keep an eye on it and if it persists I'll get myself to the doctor but for now I'm not going to worry. I told my husband about it (the cool head between us) and he said he'd had it before. Didn't blink an eye.

Sorry if that was horrid but I thought I ought to share given we've all done rounds and in case it happens to you, then we have experiences to compare.

Another busy day, but mostly because I've got my kids home so we're going to the movies in about an hour. They deserve it. Both got As on their report cards. Celebrate!

Hearts and kisses to you! Time to check to see how all y'all are!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

R5 Day 7 P3 114.2 (-.2, +.2 of LDW )

Thanks for the feedback, guys! It seems 5 & 2 of the short cuts were the favorites... NEW question... Everyone seemed to like the longer hair with the layers... I can do that, but not that long without extensions. Shall I go for that same look but shoulder length?

Busy day ahead... Short day at school for the kids, then parent teacher conferences, then showing homes, then the Utah Wine Club officers meeting. Loooooooooooooooong day. If my kids do well enough, we'll hit Megamind tomorrow. :)

Off to drop off the kids and check in on you!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

R5 Day 6 P3 114.4 (-1.8, +.4 of LDW )

Whew, that's better! Steak days work. I'm going to be a lot more careful given this is the time my hypothalamus is resetting. I got so used to eating P3 style in P4, I almost forgot we're still working here!

My candidate lost HANDEDLY. He only got 31% of the vote against a guy with only a high school education who doesn't believe in science. *SIIIIIIGGGGHHHHHHH*

Okay, I need your advice. I know I'm going dark for winter with my hair, but I'm trying to figure out the style. My stylist has been going for this look, only shorter:

I like this, but am considering going even shorter. I'm just not sure. Here is me about 11 years ago with REALLY short hair:

Here are some ideas for hair I have:

Look 1

Look 2

Look 3

Look 4

Look 5

Anyway, I'd be curious what you guys think. My hairdresser thinks I should go as long as I can because of my face shape (which I totally got while I was overweight). My husband also prefers it a little longer, but I don't know - look 4 is awfully kicky! I like all the looks though.

Busy day today but I'm off to check on you all! Thanks again for alllllll your support and help!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

R5 Day 5 P3 116.2 (+.8, +2.2 of LDW )

What the hell?

I don't get it. Is it possible Costco roasted chicken is full of sodium?

Steak day. Good thing I'm busy. I have an appointment at 11 this morning, then I have property management work to do, and this evening at 6 I have 3 homes to show. I'll get my steak in at 5 before I leave.

Lots of water and tea today. I AM having coffee now with cream (I always do).




Monday, November 1, 2010

R5 Day 4 P3 115.4 (+.6, +1.4 of LDW )


I ate steak throughout the day thinking I could do a modified steak day and then FELL INTO THE DAMNED CHEESE CURDS LAST NIGHT. What's WRONG with me???

Lean protein and lots of water today, yessirree.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

R5 Day 3 P3 114.8 (+1, +.8 of LDW )

Woaaaah nelly! 3 words: wine and cheese.

I went to a friend's house last night and our kids went trick or treating and we had a BBQ. I ate A LOT of cheese. I had cheese dip ON cheese. Cheese, cheese, cheese.

Today is attack the house day. I have laundry coming out the wazoo, as well as ironing, vacuuming, scrubbing, etc., etc. I am putting off bills for tomorrow. I need a shiny house.

I'm off to check on you all! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

R5 Day 2 P3 113.8 (-.4 - - .2 of LDW )

Good morning peeps!

I don't get it. Not sure why the gain yesterday and not sure why the loss today. I shall not question it!

Short update as today is going to be nutty. Kids have dental appointments in a couple hours, and then it's an afternoon/evening of Halloween events (in Utah no one does anything on Sunday but church - well, and Costco. That's where all the Gentiles go on Sunday :P ).

I'm thinking scrambled eggs are in my future, but first more coffee with cream!

Thinking releasing, stabilizing, maintaining thoughts for all y'all in your various phases!

Friday, October 29, 2010

R5 Day 1 P3 114.2 (+1 - +.2 of LDW )

LOL, most appropriate for my last day of this WTF round!


I've no idea what caused the bump up but I'm awfully close to my LDW so I shall not panic so long as I don't keep going that direction.

The kids are out of school today, however it's just their school district so we've made a deal that if we can totally clean and organize the upstairs, we can go out to the other side of the valley and catch a movie where the school district there has their kids in school. I HATE crowds, so this works very well for me. Clean upstairs and a quiet theater. I love that I don't need to worry about the butter on the popcorn touching my skin! It's the little things... :)

So, I'll be in P4 on Nov. 19th. Yippee!

Off to drink my coffee, take my supplements (including my fish oil!), and to check on you. :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

R5 Hour 48 of 72 hour transition - 113.2 (-1.4 - -.8 of LDW)

1.4 loss??? Gads! I'm thrilled I am under my last dose weight. More room for the Dutch goodies. I just remembered this morning about kwark. Oh. MY GOD. You have not know deliciousness until you've experienced Dutch kwark.  I plan on experiencing it quite a bit. I used to get the vanilla flavor, but it does come in plain so I may get that and sweeten it with vanilla stevia. :)

So I was 113 for years and years, though I was generally in my late teens and early 20s. I am kind of hoping my body goes, "Oh HEY! I remember THIS!" and sticks to it. I'm taking my glandular support and have been for about a week and a half, so hopefully that helps as well.

My kids have no school tomorrow (I've NO clue why) which means they're out early today which means if I want to accomplish anything, I need to get to it. I'm not sure if I do want to. :P

It's cold enough for us to use our pellet stove and we did last night. It's one of the few joys of winter for me. I love how cozy it makes me feel!

Okay, here's Fancy's findings - the weight and body age (I'll be 36 in January) have me dancing for joy, though the body fat % went UP (still normal, but not by much - I must start exercising!!):

Off to check on all y'all my dears! XOXOXO

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

R5 Hour 24 of 72 hour transition - 114.6 (+.6 of LDW)

Yeah, I didn't dose...

I'm not shocked at the blip - I just had a feeling. I didn't get enough water in.

And THIS is what we woke up to. Eeegads, first snow of the season was a pounding!

I'm not motivated to do anything at this point. I think it's the weather. UGH, I hate snow. It's pretty, but it's cold and shoveling is NOT my thing, nor is driving in this mess!

I'm off to check on all y'all!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R5 Day 23 (VLCD 22) 114 -.8 - Cream can wait until Friday!

I done dosed, y'all.

My HCG has been mixed now for 8 days, so I'm not very confident in it's potency, but I'm hanging on to it rather than remixing. I doubt I'll dose tomorrow regardless of whether or not I lose, but who knows.

Why does this happen at the end of each round? AND, why the drop today? I had 1100 calories, some including vodka! 

9 pounds this round. I'm beyond thrilled.

Off to drink coffee and catch up with all y'all... some of you aren't updating, damnit! I need my bloggy fix!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

R5 Day 22 (VLCD 21) 114.8 -.2 and stats

Hi all!

I've decided not to mix a new batch of HCG. I still have some left from my current batch, and I did dose this morning, however I won't dose tonight. This way I get cream in my coffee Thursday, unless I drop significantly tomorrow, in which case I'll dose with my current mix and call THAT my last dose day. So, we'll see! Either way, I am beyond thrilled with where I ended up. I tend to drop a little in the initial P3 days as well, so I am within 3 pounds of where the stats say I'm healthiest, and may get there yet.

Here's the latest from Fancy:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

R5 Day 21 (day 20 VLCD) 115! -.8


115? YAY! 

I'm now 38 according to Fancy and no longer 41. Only 3 years older than my actual age :P

So I posted last night a rant that I later deleted. It was about my brother. One thing I love about this protocol is that deep emotional "stuff" always comes up. The trick is moving through it and not stuffing it back down. So, I ranted about my brother last night. This morning I realized it was important for me to do so, but that the rant itself really didn't belong on a public blog so away it went.

I've been trying to figure out if I should go as long as I can (until Thursday) on the protocol or end as soon as I can (Monday). I mix my HCG one week at a go and Monday happens to be the day I'd need to remix. It seems a waste to mix and only go until Thursday. We'll see how I feel Monday, but as of today I am really thinking I'll save the HCG for next round in January and have cream in my coffee on Thursday. :)

I really need to thank you guys. You've gotten me through so much. I really don't know what I'd do without you and your support. This round has been particularly challenging. You are invaluable to me! I am serious about us all getting together in person at some point... some point when we're all in P4! ;P


Friday, October 22, 2010

R5 Day 19 116.8 (- .6, +.1 LDW) - it's FANCY DANCY DAY!


.1 from LDW and given I've not had any PA today, I can safely say I am at my last dose weight! Yea, yeah, YEA!

4 pounds down in the last 2 weeks - hey, it's the right direction and I'm at my LDW!

Nice BMI! Smack dab in the middle of NORMAL!

HOLLAH! in 11 days I went from overweight body fat % of 35.3 down to NORMAL (below 33%) to 31.3%!

Skeletal muscle is up!

Resting metabolism is DOWN! There's less of me to support! WOOT!

Okay, I'm still 4 years older than my actual age, but down 2 years from 11 days ago!

Visceral fat  (the fat you can't pinch) has remained 5 throughout - normal is 1-9.

I'm thrilled. :)

All this, and I think something is going on hormonally. I mentioned I thought I was ovulating a couple days ago. Yesterday and today my breasts have been aching which normally happens when I'm having my actual period, so it's one of the two. I'm parking funny so it may be more likely my period. I tend to park askew that time of the month. :) Weird, I know!

I'm off to attack the day, but not before I check in with all y'all!


EDITED TO ADD: Another blog to follow! Welcome to HCG! Changing my life with HCG