Wednesday, May 27, 2009

P3 for the 2nd time

Today is the first day of P3 and I'm ready!

Had my eggs/cheese ready to go with my coffee with heavy cream in it. yummmy!

I weighed in at 149.8 this morning - which I never thought I'd see the 140s so it made my week. ONE more round outta do it - even if everyone else seems to think I'm good where I am.

Speaking of - I don't see myself this much smaller. I still see myself as 180s and that's that. The other day in the store (that I hadn't seen in a year) made such a big deal and I was confused for a minute, then I realized she last saw me 30+ lbs heavier. I had my bf take some pics in my undies yesterday to see the changes and to see it in a picture is amazing - as I don't see it in the mirror.

So here we go onto P3. I'm excited to get where I'm supposed to be and then maintain it.

My 8 year old son is already picking out foods for my loading days - and yes he labeled them correctly. "hey mom, next time you do the loading weekend, can we get some creme puffs?" to which I replied "heck yes we can!". So how can I not do one more round? ;)

Another accomplishment - my neighbor recently lost weight too (with WW) and gave me a dress of hers which was a size 10P. I was skeptical - as the fabric has no give to it and I'm wearing a loose 12 or a tighter 10. The dress is a true size 10P. I put it on last night and it fits. A TEN! I was a 16. It's almost a tearful thing. :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

end of P2 R2...

Not sure I was ready for this to end so soon (it's been 5 weeks) but due to vacation in June, it must end now. Otherwise, I will still be on the 3 week NO carbs gig and I can't have that on vacation!

So here I am - all done with P2 of R2 - weighed in at 150.8 this morning.
Started at 168 so I'm pleased with the total loss of 32.7 lbs in two rounds.

I am going to do another round in July after my all girls camping weekend - and I think the bf is going to do 4 weeks with me. He needs to lose like 5 lbs, but whatever makes him happy. :) He's a great support to me and that makes it that much easier.

I am in a size 12 now and can get into a 10 depending on the clothes. I have no summer clothes as I certainly wasn't this weight last summer, but that's a good problem to have.

I love the HCG diet, and I find that it is hard to do - but with willpower and committment you really can change your body which in turn, changes your life. I am smaller than I can ever remember being and I feel great. :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

HCG has changed so much. May 09 & June 07

R2 P2 Day 34 - hanging in there!

Ok so this past couple weeks has been up & down.

I am going to admit my faults because I want to be honest.

I am usually MILITANT to the protocol. I do not do anything that isn't on the manuscript that we follow.

On May 14th my amazing boyfriend took me to the Springsteen concert in Albany. I had lunch before we left so that was ok. We get to the hotel and we're running late so we decide we'll have dinner with room service so we can get ready and eat quick. Mark is looking and looking at the menu (which is limited anyhow) and he's trying to figure out what I can eat - and asking if I brought my fruit and breadsticks (yes he's been through this twice now, he's a pro!) and I just said to him "you know what? I'm not worrying about it today. I've done HCG for 6 weeks the first time and 4 weeks this time and NEVER cheated. So I'm giving myself permission to have a nice dinner with you and not stress over the food." and he is just looking at me like I've lost my mind - because I'm the food nazi!

I had a chicken caesar salad and ate the croutons. and it was GOOD! After the concert we hit the hotel bar and I had a few captain & diet cokes and they were GOOD! I had to eat more because I was cheating and going to pay for it anyhow - so we split a hamburger and fries - oh and chocolate lava cake and ice cream. and it was GOOD! And I gave myself permission and didn't fall off the wagon.

I gained 2 lbs on that trip, and an apple day took it all away. On saturday I was 157.6 and on Sunday I was 155.6. So that week I ended up losing nothing because of my gain. But that's ok. :)

This past week I started Monday at 153.8 and ended on Saturday at 151.2.
In some weird way, doing the cheat and the apple day kinda got me going again.

So there, I have confessed. No one in my 'real' life knows about this because I'm so strict usually, I just don't feel the need to tell everyone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

um...I knew that!

Ok so Saturday was an apple day ... it jump started the weight loss.

I woke up yesterday to see a loss again and had set a new goal for myself - I was going to drink 8 bottles of water. I only drank 4 of the 8. But NO iced tea - which previously I had been living off of - and water was only when I had to.

This morning showed a loss of 1.4 lbs from yesterday and I do believe that water is the way ... 2 more weeks - no more iced tea and we'll see what happens!

This mornings weigh in was the lowest it's ever been in 9 years - 152.4 lbs.
I can officially say I have lost 30.6 lbs on HCG on both R1 & R2.
Losing 15.6 lbs on R2 alone.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I had been having a hard time as of lately and I know it's because I haven't been drinking enough water. The past 2 days i've made a huge effort and woke up this morning to the lowest number i've seen YET ...

to date (both rounds 1 & 2) i've lost 29.2 lbs and in R2 I've lost 14.2 - in 4 weeks. Not too shabby!

This week my goal is to drink as much water as possible and see how it helps. If I could get into the 140s this round - I'd be thrilled.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

R2 P2 Day 23

So last night I was surfing around on some website that I found and enjoy ... and saw some P2 recipes. I loooove shrimp and one sounded yummy. You crunch up your grissini, mix it with parsley, 1 Tbsp of broth, and 1 clove garlic. Put your shrimp in a pan, put the mixture over it and bake for 10 minutes. After it comes out, put the juice of a 1/2 lemon over it. Sounded great.

I got almost done with it and something just wasn't right - for some reason my stomach wasn't having any of it. I didn't finish the shrimp and spend the rest of the evening with a very upset stomach, which hasn't happened in P2 to me. I think I'm going to stick with what I know and not try to mix it up too much.

This am I was at 155.4 and it's slow this week, but I'm losing.

My SIL (sister in law) asked about the diet today - and I'm THRILLED that other people are interested in it. It's the most amazing thing I've done. Not only the weight loss - which is obviously the benefit - the way I view food now, the life changes I've made and the hard work it took to be successful - I want everyone to experience that!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

P2 R2 day 22

I'm on R2 day 22. I started (after the loading time) at 168.5 lbs.
I lost 7.1 lbs the first week.
I lost 4.2 lbs the 2nd week.

I lost 1.8 lbs this past week. FRUSTRATING! I stalled at the same weight for 3 days this week (tues - thurs). I finally thought I broke through it on Friday. The scale said 157 and when I re-weighed myself, I was 155.6 so I was relieved and of course used that number as the days weight. Today I'm 156 which is .4 more.

Last night I felt exhausted and just not well - and fell asleep on the couch at 7:30 pm. This morning I feel the same way. I'm coming up on week 4 of the hcg - and I haven't felt this way in a long time. The 1st week of R1 was pretty rough as far as energy - but after that I felt AMAZING.

I don't want to give up but I'm getting frustrated. I do not deviate from the protocol. I haven't cheated once. I've lost 12 lbs in 3 weeks and I'm not complaining about that - I'm just very very frustrated. This is hard for me as i'm normally a very high energy, very positive person so feeling like crap just doesn't work for me.

I wanted to do a 6 week protocol ... but I need to figure out what's going on.

In posting on a website that I visit (and where I copied this post from) - I am reading that week 3 is hard for alot of people and then week 4 is great. This makes me optimistic.

Friday, May 8, 2009


So Tues, Wed and Thurs I was 157 even. No scale movement.
This morning I get on the scale and it says 157.2.
I move the scale behind the bathroom door a little closer, get on and look - it says 155.6.
I of course don't believe this huge difference. So I get off. Reset it and get on again. 155.6.
I tell my boyfriend about the difference and he tells me that he moved the scale the other day and it was a huge difference for him too. So maybe thats where the scale should stay - the lighter spot! LOL

I wanted chocolate yesterday in the worst way. He had a business meeting in Montreal and I tagged along. We went to a huge mall and chocolate was everywhere. Feeling upset that the scale hadn't moved, I was ready to just have ONE bite but didn't. This was really the first craving I've had on this diet. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. I didn't give in and I'm happy as apparently I did lose something finally.

22 lbs lost in R1 of HCG - 6 week round
12.4 lbs lost in R2 of HCG so far. 3 weeks to go.
27.4 lbs total so far on HCG.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

wk 3 of VLCD (P2)

All is well. Besides a botched up Apple Day - I am doing well.
I'm eating shrimp like every day, not sure what's going on with that but its healthy! LOL

I was at 157 even this morning, which tells me that tomorrow I'll see a new number if things keep going as they have been.

Hunger is absent, energy is high and willpower still going strong!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

some of my changes - 2b continued!

This was February 1, 2009, and I weighed 172.

This was Feb. 11th, 2009 and I weighed 167.

This was the end of April, 2009 and I weighed 158.

Jans success

The above picture is of my old boss (and friend) Jan and I, at my sons 5th bday party in August of 2008. She is the one who introduced me to HCG.

The below picture is of Jan & I in March of 2009 (I'm in middle and she's on the right). Jan is 82 lbs lighter (thanks to the Protocol) and I am about 20 lbs lighter - than we were in August of 2008.

It is AMAZING to me to look at these pictures, and I wanted to share them.

screwed up apple day


I was stalling on my loss all last week and decided to do an "apple day" yesterday.

Well I apparently haven't done one in forever and got it confused with the "steak day". I drank about a gallon of iced tea and ate 6 apples. Three quarters of the way through the day a friend of mine reminds me that I'm not supposed to drink anything on an apple day, only to quench my thirst. It was kinda too late. LOL

I screwed it up and made myself sick of apples - but did manage to lose 1 lb.
I woke up to 157.2 which puts me at a 25.8 lb total loss on HCG.

Friday, May 1, 2009

weirdness - diet & baking

I love to bake while I'm on this diet! Cakes, cookies, granola bars, etc.

I don't get it. I don't eat what I bake, or even lick my fingers or a spoon. Not ONE bite - but I love to make stuff.

When I was on P2 the 1st time, I was working and would just take all this yummy stuff to work and everyone else would eat it. Now that I'm not working - and my mom and ex husband are on my diet - no one will eat what I make.(my kids don't eat alot of sweets.) So I took 6 dozen chocolate chip cookies and another pan of chocolate chip cookie bars into my ex husbands office today for his sales floor to eat. I have no idea if they tasted good or not - I honestly didn't even taste them. They all thought I was crazy. Here I am shrinking from my diet but making yummy gooey desserts and not even tempted.

I deal with normal every day because of my kids and have no urge to eat what they eat. Nothing tempts me when I'm in my 'hcg zone', which I find amazing.

Have I said that I LOVE this diet?