I am inspired to make a list of ALL the positive things that have happened and are happening in my life now due to HCG. I read a blog this morning that really allowed me to think about how many awesome blessings I have in my life due to this HCG Journey. Feel free to add some of your own positives in comments. I'd love to hear them!
1. Quit drinking alcohol (due to health, hcg, and religious reasons)
2. Cut down on smoking cigarettes (very, very occasionally; in
I am soooo loving P3! Up .2 today (184.6) but still +1.8 LDW !
I ate so much food yesterday - on fitnesspal it was close to 2100 calories, including cocoa crack, almonds, greek yogurt, sharp cheddar, eggs with the works, etc. WOWOWOW! From looking at my stats the last 2 weeks of P3, I think I do BEST when I don't overdo the fats (cocoa crack, cheese, etc) and stick closer to 1800-1900. So today I will be eating less fats to see how the scale is tomorrow and how my gut feels.
VLCD1 - WEIGHT 188 (POST LOAD)
WEEK 1 LOSS (VLCD 1-8), -9, 179LBS
WEEK 2 LOSS (VLCD 9-15), -4, 175
WEEK 3 LOSS (VLCD 16-22), -3.4, 171.6
WEEK 4 LOSS (VLCD 23-29), -1.6, 170
WEEK 5 LOSS (VLCD 30-36), -5.6, 164.4
WEEK 6 LOSS (VLCD 37-43), -3.0, 161.4
WEEK 7 LOSS (VLCD 44-50), -2.8, 158.6
VLCD 51 > -.4, 158.2
VLCD 52 > -.8, 157.4
I have officially lost 30 pounds and I'm so thrilled
Ok, for someone just reading this blog and not referring back to any others of mine, I feel I need to do some explaining. First of all...Yes, this is Day 25 of R3VLCD. Yes, I did just load again at the end of day 23. Why? Because I switched from hhcg drops to injections. I loaded, sort of, I really just ate carefully, added some nuts, and more protein during the 2 days of loading. Today starts R3D25 and I am back to VLCD only. This morning I was down 1.4 lbs. Whoot whoot!!!
Lunch was egg whites/celery/Melba. Snack: Apple. For dinner had a Jay Robb strawberry whey protein smoothie w/ just water and ice. It was such a refreshing dinner! So light and 25 grams of protein I was full. I'm out of veggies, so I need to go shopping tonight. I think I'm going to continue skipping my evening fruit. Lately I've been having unsweetened apple sauce, which is only 60 calories, so maybe that has helped as well. Still having my Melba toasts though. The whole point of the protein
I lost 1.6 lbs!!! I know it was loading weight, but man it felt nice! Hubby says I'll catch up to him in a week at that rate, he's doing it the ol' fashioned way. Yeah, yeah, I know it won't always be 1.6lbs, but motivation is so key for me. And this is a big motivation. Yesterday was pretty rough, I took my drops incorrectly and was hungry all day. I didn't eat as correctly as I had wanted (had pork) for lunch because I didn't go grocery shopping, so when I made it home from work I started throwing
Yesterday morning I was down 2.4 pounds. I had my last day of loading yesterday and I gained one pound this morning. In all...I am down 1.4 pounds from pre-load day to day 1 of VLCD. So far...I feel good.
On my "to-do" list today: Drink water. Weigh and separately package all of my meats. Drink water. Marinade tonight's meat. Drink water. Experiment with salad dressing. DRINK WATER.
I am a little worried about my ability to drink so much water. I invested
After twenty days in the 180's I was sure this would be the day that I would get to see the 170's. Yesterday the scale said 180.2. It seemed like a certainty. Then I got up this morning and stepped on the scale. There it was 180.0!! I couldn't believe it. That rotten scale was going to make me wait one more day! But I remembered someone here saying to just walk away and come back a little later. So I did. Still 180. sigh.
I put on a pot of coffee and went to get ready for
Okay, so I haven't kept my love for cocoa crack during P2 a secret. I have continued to lose well with it, and I feel like it has helped a lot with morning weak/dizzy feelings and PMS cravings. However, last night I found a random thread on the LowCarbFriends forum in which a woman was saying she had read about some people doing an informal experiment with cocoa crack, and the results didn't speak well for cocoa crack and stabilization. Basically, she said that the people who used cocoa crack in
Hmmmm, steak day didn’t work out and I feel prey to some gummy worms. They attacked me in a meeting and demanded that I eat them, they’re awful creatures, really – I’m hiding from them today. I wonder if there is gummy worm repellant that I can buy to keep them out of my immediate vicinity? LOL. Life goes on. Steak day today. I am up like 3.8 pounds, UGH!
Round 1 – hHCG Pellets
Ending (Stablized): 250.8
Total loss: 27.2 (0.68 per day)