Sunday, August 29, 2010

117.1 (+.4 LDW) after a steak day drop of 2.5 pounds

I love that steak days work. I absolutely knew I'd have a gain after eating 2.5 portions of this:

Leek and Bacon Crustless Quiche!

This is P3 friendly by the way, as well as a great loading food. Click here for the recipe. It was absolutely worth every calorie and the steak day! I will definitely be making this again, hopefully when I'm under my LDW ;).

Speaking of my steak day, after posting that article about the importance of eating something, anything, for breakfast being better than not eating anything, I experimented with my steak day. Rather than waiting until the end of the day, I had a little bit first thing for breakfast with my coffee, a  little bit at lunch, and the bulk of it at dinner, drinking a gallon of iced tea (slightly sweetened with stevia) and water throughout the day. Obviously, it worked. I am beginning to suspect that Dr. S. was a bit of a psychologist... I'm wondering if the reason he instructs us to wait until the end of the day to eat is to insure we don't eat anything other than that steak. Maybe?

I know I've mentioned how popular the HCG diet is here in Utah but I have to say I was pretty surprised when shopping at my local grocery store to see at the check out bottles of homeopathic HCG! Wow... I wonder if people are going to try it without the support we have, do it wrong, and discount the diet as a fad. I hope that doesn't happen, but it seems that could be a real possibility. 

I'm still working on balance. It's amazing how difficult it can be to change the weight loss habits out for balance and health habits. To hesitate on eating fruits and vegetables worried about the carbs is crazy! I'm working on it. Balance takes constant vigilance. Constant shifting. I am determined to find it and to maintain it.  I think that's one of the reasons some fail at this protocol is that they want it to work and be done (this isn't true for everyone, but you know what I mean). You're never done. Just like cleaning the house once won't keep the house clean. It's constant vigilance. Unless you're in that mind set, it's too hard a diet to do. 

Well, I've just babbled.  I hope you're all well! Thanks for all the support and love!


Jen Payne said...

That looks really good! Nice to see your steak day did the job! Today was my first vlcd for round 4! I wish I could just close my eyes and open them 40 days later :) I heard some people say they saw it at the grocery store! Crazy! You can bet they will try and fail without support and then of course say the diet does not work!

nikkispower said...

Steak are great! I've been putting that theory to use too, I eat one of my fruits for breakfast so far so good!
Congrats on your loss!

Anonymous said...

The quiche looks delish. I haven't made one in ages! I use to make a quiche and salad for quick dinners. Think I'll make one tonight.

I'm still trying to find balance with diet, exercise and life. I chose one and obsess about it. The other areas fall apart. You seem like you have found the balance!

lavenderdiva said...

VERY TRUE WORDS: "one of the reasons some fail at this protocol is that they want it to work and be done". Yep, I would count myself in that group. I'm learning that I guess I won't ever be able to live that way. I will always have to be vigilant about what I eat and how much, for the rest of my life. I guess its sort of like an alcoholic or a diabetic. Its a 'condition' that must be managed. It makes me tired just thinking that that is my future. Always having to be cognizant of what and how much I'm eating. Sometimes, you just don't want to think about it. I see other people just eating, and they are able to stay thin. However for me, I guess I don't have that luxury. If I want to stay thin after losing the extra weight, I will always have to weigh myself, always have to monitor my intake. As hard as the diet can be at times, I think the dieting part isn't the hard part. For me, it's the maintaining. That's where it really gets hard.

I'm so glad your steak days are still working for you, and that you are maintaining SO very well! I like your idea of breaking up the steak day, and eating a little bit throughout the day. I would think that would help curb any tendency to cheat. For me, I think it would help minimize the amount of coffee w/ cream that I consume during the day, before I eat my big steak. So ultimately, it would help me cut down on calories too.

love you!

HCGpower said...

I smell disaster in the wind. I can't imagin not haveing all the info that the Dr. S gives and all the people that I can look to to find tips or help. I wish they wouldn't sale HHCG without the whole printed out packet of info and like some lock that would unlock after they read the info. I must admit somedays I wish I didn't have to be vigalant on what I eat but thats why I got to fat and I am not going back there ever. Keep hanging on and doing your steak days.

The HCG journey of an E said...

That looks absolutely delicious. I cannot wait for the day that I'm allowed to make and try a piece of that.