Thursday, March 29, 2012

136.7 and cream in my coffee...

Ahhhh... It's so nice to have cream again! I'm on a 2 week hiatus before I start again. I won't load when I start back. I hope to achieve my goal weight by the end of May. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend will be visiting us for a week at that time. The timing works out well! Hundred-teens, here I come!


Monday, March 26, 2012

VLCD 26, 137.8 Size... 6??

I am SO SORRY I didn't check in regularly.

I am in a whirlwind of crazy with my business, as well as household plans. I had no intention of falling off the planet.

I took my last dose this morning. I will start up again April 14.

I was fine with eating basically the same thing for 3.5 weeks until about 2 days ago. I need a break.

I ordered new HCG and now have enough for 100 days. I'll do 40 days worth before Summer break and keep the remainder for my next year Fat Tuesday round. :)

I bought Levis at Costco - size 6 short fit! I also bought an 8P and 6P dress from Ann Taylor Loft. How are they fitting?

Love you all! I'm so sorry for failing at blogging!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

VLCD 15, 141.4

The house is immaculate. I spent 4 hours on my desk alone! 2 garbage bags later, everything is organized. I'm thrilled.

My mom and sister have started the blood type diet. We're blood type O. I'm planning on switching over to that once I've released what I need to. What's fascinating to me is that when I look at the chart as to what is beneficial, what's neutral, and what causes problems, it totally coincides with my experience with those foods.

You may find this interesting:

I need to start sorting next, as well as start my continuing education classes. It's just too easy to put off!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

VLCD 13, 142.5

I'm obviously very happy to see another pound released!

I don't really have too much to say. I continue to procrastinate on my sorting. I plan on getting all the laundry done today, and then I'll attack my desk. I'v arranged to have a cleaner (she's so great) come in tomorrow to totally deep clean the house. I think that'll help focus me on doing the work I need to do without getting distracted by clutter. Maybe I'm doing this backwards!

Anyway, I'm wishing y'all wonderful success and I hope to hear how y'all are doing soon!


Monday, March 12, 2012

VLCD 12, 143.6

Hi lovies,

I had such great plans to rip and tear and it didn't happen, however I think sometimes just hanging out with your family supersedes such plans. :) Now that everyone is either back to school or work, I'll get into my ripping and tearing projects. I won't have too much time today between work and errands, but I will get started. I have some continuing education I need to tackle for my real estate license that I can listen to on MP3s in the background. 

I'm still feeling fantastic. It always amazes me the amount of energy I have on HCG as well as how well I sleep at night. It's fantastic. My mood is still really high. 

I'm off to attack the day! 


Love this tattoo. I may have to have it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

VLCD 9, 144.7!

Boom! Looks like we're off and running!

I don't have much to report other than how happy I am that things are moving and in the right direction!

I mixed a new batch last night and tested it immediately:

The HCG is strong in this one (spoken in Yoda). It showed positive immediately. 

I made a delightful discovery that the tilapia at Costco is almost the perfect portion size. I didn't bother cutting them to exactly 100 gram portions. In fact, it's less caloric than chicken so having a slightly larger size works out great. I marinate it in Bragg's, a little Tobasco, and a couple drops of plain stevia. I then steam it for about 3-4 minutes. It's absolutely delish! 

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping! Spring has sprung! I'll open the windows, crank the music, and start sorting. I think I'm nesting! Hehehe!

Love to all y'all!!!  Can't wait to hear how you're doing!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

VLCD 8, 145.7!

Yes, yes, yes, finally we're moving!

I am feeling really well. My energy is high and I'm feeling calm and positive. I'd forgotten how well I feel on HCG.  I sleep better, I'm less shaky, and I have a sense of calm.

I need to re-read my blog. I seem to remember that round that started so rocky but ended up being such a good one was the round when I started using the high purity HCG, which is what I'm using now. I really shouldn't depend on my memory though!

My taxes are DONE. I will drop them off today at my CPA, and then I have parent teacher conferences. It's a 3 day weekend for my kids and once they're back in school,  I'm going to start ripping and tearing.

My plan had been to have my last dose on the 28th of this month and spend the 1st week of April  in Oregon with my family for Spring Break. I had planned a 3 week break before another 30 day round, but I'm thinking I may only go 2 weeks and avoid another load day and just jump right back into it. I may also go 40 days versus 30. That may be all I need. I will be ordering more for future rounds probably tomorrow, just in case I need another round to get the last of this off, and for a round next year. Once a year, I'll do a round loading on Fat Tuesday and then VLCDs through lent (probably not the full 40 days though).

Thanks again for all the support!! It's nice knowing I'm not just talking to myself. ;)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

VLCD 7, 146.7 (WOOT!)

You were right, LD! Losses right around the corner, and it appears I just turned it!

I'll continue to cut out the psyllium husk and see what happens, though I highly suspect this has more to do with TOM than anything. If memory serves, I read somewhere how frustrating it is to start a round pre-TOM.

I'll be so curious what tomorrow brings. Also if memory serves, this happened once before and it still ended up an average of .5 pounds per day at the end of the round, regardless of the very slow start.

I'm almost done with my taxes. I believe I'll be done today. That will be a huge relief. Once that's done, I plan on ripping and tearing through my house and getting rid of everything that isn't seasonal that I've not touched in 6 months. It's time to clean house, literally.

LD and Caitlin, a huge thank you to you guys. It really is like old times! This is great. I look forward to continuing to watch us transform!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

VLCD 6, 148 (1.4 above start weight)

Well, that's the right direction again at least.

Honey, we're pregnant.

Despite being almost done with this bottle, I got it tested. It's definitely working. 

2 things I can think of - 1, it's almost the full moon and that's typically when I have my period (I've not had a uterus since 2003, but still have my ovaries). This would make sense. 2., I've never done this with psyllium husk before. I thought that would replace the melba toast and get me the fiber I need, and I'd read in many places it was fine. I'm going to drop it for now (though I hope that's not the problem as I love how regular it makes me - TMI, sorry). 

I'm going to keep this brief as I need to get my kids to school, and then the next few days are totally devoted to my taxes. I must get them done, and I have a year of receipts to type in to my program before I can even present them to my CPA. Why I don't do this monthly is beyond me! I always wait until the last minute.

LD and Caitlin, I'm dying to hear how it's going!


Monday, March 5, 2012

VLCD 5, 148.4 What the actual f**k.

I said I would go with the flow on this one. I was even okay with being still above my starting weight after 4 VLCDs. But to be .2 less than after my loading day on day 5? Are you kidding me?? Up 1.2 pounds overnight?!

I ate totally protocol and was just shy of 500 calories yesterday. My BMs are regular and good. I drink plenty of water. WTF?!?

I have no choice but to carry on but it looks like 2 rounds of 30 days ain't gonna cut it. Damnit.

Edited to add something I needed to see today...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Getting more organized here. VLCD day 4, 147.2

VLCD Day 3 was 147.5
VLCD Day 2 was 148.2
VLCD Day 1 (after load days) was 148.6
Load day 2 148.4
Load day 1 starting weight was 146.6

I have been sloppy with the weights, so here are the exact numbers. I'm still not at my starting weight before the loading. This, so far, is moving incredibly slowly, but I won't let that deter me.

I'd forgotten how emotional this all is. I wasn't thinking along those lines at all when I started, just that I needed to release this weight and this is how I knew how to do that.

I know I worked through a lot the last time, but the thing that strikes me so hard this time is how lonely I am. I know now that some bad habits have been born from that. I spend far too much time on my computer. I didn't realize though how much in self defense that was.

I'll elaborate tomorrow. I feel guilty and uncomfortable writing when I do get what limited time I do have with my husband and he just walked in the room. At least I'm organized with my numbers!

Until tomorrow!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Yesterday (day 1 VLCD), 148.6. Today, 148.2

Not a great loss after my first day of VLCD, however I told myself when I started this that I needed to be prepared for anything, that every round is different, and that there was a round when I didn't lose anything after my first day of the VLCD and it ended up being one of my best rounds.

I was so nervous about starting again, as it's been so long. It's just like riding a bike. So far, so good. Hopefully I won't get too bored. If the weight begins to fly off, I have no problem with boredom.

The weird dreams have started (I forgot about those!). I dreamed I actually was pregnant and people were accusing me of being delusional and paranoid. Fun!

I don't really have much to say. I just wanted to post my progress (or lack thereof). I'm determined to stay relaxed, go with the flow, and ride this round without (much) expectation.

OH, and I'm not going to take Maca this round. I found myself feeling flushed and dizzy at one point, and I think it may have been the maca. It's supposed to help balance hormones, and given I'm taking a pregnancy hormone, that may be counter productive. I'll start it back up after my round.

Off to have some lunch!


PS, LD check your PM on FB :)