Thursday, April 30, 2009


My ex husband texted me this a.m. that he is 1.6 lbs away from having lost 20 lbs this past 2 weeks. AMAZING this diet is. I'm thrilled for him and happy its been soooo successful!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TOM loss

So my friend came yesterday - a day early. And I was sure that I wouldn't see any movement on the scale, as I hadn't the day before either...I woke up this morning and was 2.2 lbs lighter than yesterday.

I'm amazed. I went for a 1.5 mile walk on Monday and did yard work - so that must have helped me alot. In the past, I see no loss and then lose a couple after my 'friend' is gone.

I'm also thinking about foods and how my thinking has changed. When discussing the loading days, one of my friends said she considers it the foods that she won't eat normally after she loses the weight. And that makes total sense to me.

For example: I will NEVER sit down with a big bag of Lays wavy potato chips and watch a movie. I also probably will never eat pringles again - as I know me, and 5 aren't enough. I'll eat the whole can.

So this diet has not only given me alot of clothes that don't fit - its completely changed how I view food and the use of food. You are what you eat.

I wish I had eaten a huge sub on the loading days, OH! and a PB&J sandwich. Every day I make my 5 year olds lunch I think about it. Not that I want to eat it right then - I just wish I had eaten it when I could have. LOL

Monday, April 27, 2009

week 2 of P2

So week 1 of P2 was good - went from 168.5 to 161.4 = 7.1 lbs gone.

This week I'll be able to start adding the loss to my 1st weight loss of 24 lbs on Round 1 of P2.

I am feeling great - not tired like the 1st round and seem to have alot more energy.

I also am not really hungry. When lunch time rolls around, I'm ready to eat but I am not hungry all day long thinking about food. Actually my whole idea about food is different because of doing P2 the 1st time.

There is alot of 'noise' from my belly - esp. in the evenings when I'm watching tv. I like to think that it's my body burning fat. :)

My TOM is due tomorrow (Wed.) but has shown up today, which explains the back ache and general crabiness today. She'll be here for longer than she should be and I won't stop taking the HCG. Hopefully I'll see a good loss afterward - as I've stayed the same for 2 days.

TY to Blondie for the 'chili' recipe that i made last night with ground beef and a tomato with yummy spices...such a nice change from the usuals ... I felt like I was cheating!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

new scale

So the new scale is turning out to be my friend. :)

This morning I weighed in at 160.8 where yesterday I was at 162 - 1.2 loss.
I haven't seen anything but .5 and 1 lb losses, I was excited to see some different numbers.

So now I can start adding to my loss ... My LIW was 161 and I'm under that, if only by ounces!

Friday, April 24, 2009

day 5 of VLCD - 1st week of P2

Whew! Week 1 is almost done

I'm so excited to be back on P2 ... and lost 6.5 lbs this week total so far.
One more lb and I can start adding to my previous P2 weight loss for a 'total weight loss on HCG', which is pretty exciting.

Thursdays weigh in was unsuccessful, as I didn't lose. I was at 163 on Wed & Thurs. But I stayed positive, knowing that I would catch up and as long as I didn't gain, it was all good.

Yesterday I went to Montreal w/ Mark for a business meeting that he had. We ate out at a NY Steak & Grill resturant.

First time doing P2 I would have never tried to eat out, I was terrified of screwing up. It wasn't so hard this time. I ordered a grilled chicken caeser salad with no dressing and lemons on the side. I cut the chicken breast in half and only ate that -and I forgot to tell them no cheese or bacon, so I waded through that and only ate salad lettuce with lemon juice squeezed onto it. I hoped that I was careful enough not to screw up my diet.

And apparently I was because I was down 1 lb this morning.

I've also realized that my scale is not recognizing anything but .5 for weight loss. never another number after my weight. Example: 161.5 or 161 is all I have ever seen. So I'm buying a new scale and thinking that I have lost in the past and didn't know it because it wasn't a full lb. so I was frustrated. argh!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

day 3 of VLCD

I love the beginning weight loss!

I was 165 yesterday and this morning I'm 163. That is +2 of my LIW ... so in 2 more lbs I can start adding this loss to my total weight loss of 24 lbs.

My ex and my mom are estatic and doing great too!

Yesterday I was hungry but not as much as Monday - but I was more tired. I know today will be great and I'm so excited to be doing P2 again!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

day 2 of VLCD

Good morning!

I couldn't sleep - wanted to jump out of bed to see the scale and was happy to see a 3.5 lb loss from yesterday. Started at 168.5 and now down to 165. YAY!

Yesterday was a bit tough - I was hungry around 10:30 am and held out til almost noon.
Had a burger/cuke/orange and forgot to eat my bread. I had that around 3 which worked out nice. Dinner - I held out til 5:30 or 6 pm and I had shrimp in garlic/asparagus/granny smith apple w/ cinnamon & Stevia with breadsticks. And I was satisfied with that amount of food - but was hungry twice today. I know this will go away and I look forward to that.
I also wasn't as tired as I had expected to be, but I was ready for bed earlier.

My ex and mom started with me and were both excited, and then 3 more people at his office want to start on Friday. I'm excited about this, more people going to find out the weight loss secret that is changing my life.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

loading days ...

...are no fun!

Yes when you are on the VLCD or on P3, all those forbidden foods sound great. You always want what you can't have, right?

Day 1 of loading was yesterday and I was ready. Got all the food out of the cupboards that I was going to get rid of (by eating) - chocolates, chips, etc.
Had breakfast 2x, chips, chocolate truffles, ice cream with chocolate sauce and sprinkles, a granola bar, for dinner I had a whopper jr. with large onion rings with a chocolate milk shake. This is what put me over the edge. Blech. Blech. Blech.

I woke up this morning with a sour belly and realizing I had another day of garbage to eat. Yuck. Scale is up 3 lbs. I think I did good as far as loading. Not sure how long it will take for my belly to forgive me ... and after all that fat - I am looking forward to the VLCD.

Off I go ... to eat ... (LOL)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

P2 for the 2nd time

I have had great success with the HCG diet and have had alot of people inquire with me about what I'm doing and how it works.

I am starting P2 this morning for the 2nd time and I'm very excited.
Not excited to give up my salads every day but excited to see the scale move every morning.

I maintained my LIW for 6 weeks until the very very end. It's amazing to me that you can really eat everything in moderation and wake up to see the scale is in your favor.

I was up 2 lbs from the allowed weight (+2 liw) and was not very happy about that being being that I was traveling it wasn't easy to just do a steak day. I'm a strict protocol girl and to not do what I'm supposed to do - was hard too. But I didn't do one and I'll just be up 2 lbs when I start. I can live with this.

I have 2 family members starting today as well as my friend in WI. I'm very excited to see how they all do.

My friend in WV did the diet for 3 weeks and lost 16 lbs. He just couldn't hang on w/ the restrictive diet as his wife is pregnant and likes to eat out. LOL I understood and was happy he saw great results before he stopped early.

Here we go!

simply amazing.

I took my boys home to my dad & step moms house for a visit.
There were waaaay too many temptations on this trip. Easter being one of them. Candy everywhere. But in my house, I'm stocked with things that I can eat - and being at my dads was hard. I had my favorite pizza, I had handfuls of candy, etc.

Oh and I forgot to mention that I had forgotten my scale. I was going by my step moms but had no idea if it was right.

I was afraid to weigh in when I got back for fear that I'd have to do a steak day before starting P2 again. I got on the scale and had gained ONE lb. This is amazing to me as I did not hold back anything. I ate a bite of everything I wanted. This diet really does change the way your body deals with food ... and I am in amazement. And so very happy that I did follow the protocol the way I was supposed to ... the results are so very worth it!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

very 1st steak day

This AM's weigh in proved to be unfavorable.
I was at 164.5 which is +3 from my LIW of 161.5.
Anything over 2 lbs above requires a steak day. I've never done one, nor have I grilled a steak - so this would be interesting.

I had my coffee this morning with half and half ... and then ate nothing. It's now 5:07 and the steak is on the grill. My stomach is growling at me to eat something and I've had 3 bottles of water today. I don't feel like I'm starving but I definately am ready to eat.

I bought a steak today with the help of Mark, as I'm just not a 'steak person'. he told me how to buy one and then how to make it. We shall see how it turns out and what the scale says in the morning. Now I'm all excited to see how this works.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

so excited!

I was talking to my ex last night about the HCG diet and he's all wound up about it. Wants to start very soon. He said that one of the girls in the office was saying how good I looked (she saw me when I stopped in his office to pick something up) and that started a conversation about the diet and how he was going to do it. Another girl who works with him said she was willing to look at it and maybe do it with him.

This particular person is ready to have gastric bypass - so this made my heart jump when he told me. If we can help her NOT have that surgery - and be spared all the potential risks that come with it - what an amazing thing!

The fact that he'll have a 'buddy' right there at work with him is also amazing, as I know he'll need the moral support. I love that people I care about want to be healthier. :)