Thanks to you both, blushing now! lol
Wow Lizzy amazing abs!! All your hard work has paid off! I am doing my best mentally today to stay strong. Luckily I'm spending it with my boyfriend who is doing Atkins so no junk food here.
I am definitely on the grapefruit hater team! Too bitter for me no matter what I do too it. Plus I have found that I have a sensitivity to citrus fruits. So apples/strawberries for me only!
I haven't been on for awhile, so I am sure I am WAY behind on threads. Today is P3 day 5 and so far so good. I am 0.6 below my LDW and holding steady. Still haven't reintroduced dairy, but I did have eggs and have been eating 2-3 fruits per day. I think fruit is more beneficial for your health than dairy, so that is why I did that. I am not counting calories. I just eat until I am satisfied and try to make healthy choices. I did dip some strawberries in coconut oil cocoa crack and they are in the freezer for Easter dessert later. Thankfully, my family is doing turkey because I have decided to completely give up pork. I hadn't eaten it in 2 months or so anyways, so that was no loss for me!
We had a belly dancing show yesterday and I felt SO great. We had an article in the paper and I was referred to as a "goddess in green." That was a first! Oh, and the dress that I bought for Easter (size 7/8) was TOO big this morning! I can't believe how well this diet works. I am so happy and my DH is speechless!
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Happy Scales to you ..... Pam
Started 196.4 2/26/11 -- loading
Started VLCD 2/28/11
R1P2 - 45 Days - 173.4# Total -23lbs
R1P3 began 4/16/2011 - Last P3 day 5/6/2011, 172.8# (.6 below LDW)
R1P4 - 5/7 - 5/27
R2P2 - Load, 5/28 Start 173.4#
R2P2 - VLCD1 174.2 + .8 from LDW
R2P2 - VLCD44, LDW 155.2 Total -19lbs from load wt.
R2P2 - Load weight plus Tweak weight 164.8 BAD
R2P2 - VLCD27 - 146.8 Down 18# Average .66 per day
Happy Easter, all! Our leg of lamb marinated in a red-wine sauce last night, and is cooking on the rotisserie. I have made some strawberries & cream for dessert, cut up a bunch of fresh fruits, and made a nice mixed-green salad. Next, I'm heading upstairs to make devilled eggs... and we'll finish up with some croissants. I seriously cut back on the starch for this family meal (only making one bread!), but I'm going to give myself a HUGE plate of sliced strawberries with fresh whipping cream as a treat.
I'm back down today... body seems to like it here. 11 more days of P3. If my weight "hangs out" from 160-162 I guess I should be happy. Some days are just harder than others.
AFM: Happy Easter & Happy to see you again 150's!!!!!! It's been a while . . . I'd like to meet your neighbor the 140's very soon if you dont mind
LIZZY - Lifting weights in a BIKINI! - Now that's the kind of body confidence I'm looking for!! AWESOMENESS!!!
KAT: I think you'll be fine - it was more the mental job it did on you huh? Dont beat yourself up - You have awareness now and you care what's going into your body - I see that as HUGE progress in the scheme of things!
SUZEQ: welcome back! - you know i FOUND OUT about hcg from that Dr oz episode!! I should write him and THANK him!! I had scoobydoo ears - I was like "EHHHRRRR??? HCG WHAT?" In my opinion - he had a quick little segment on it - and by the end he AND the viewers still didnt have an accurate picture of WHAT the diet is truly about and how it works - how to EASILY avoid the possible side effects - He's a good guy - but he's not always "all that" with everything!
What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself. - Hecato, Greek philosopher
Round 1 P2 Results: -37 lbs & 15.8 inches (36 day P2) - Add'l inches lost in P3/P4: 12.25
Round 2 P2 Results: -28 lbs & 6.8 inches (35 day P2) - Add'l inches lost in P3/P4: 5.7
Round 3 P2 Results: -24.4 lbs & 6.75 inches (40 day P2) - Add'l inches lost in P3/P4: 7.75
Total lost since 11/25/2010: 84 pounds & 55 inches.
I am so glad today is over! I had two steaks, two apples, tomatoes, lettuce and a teeny tiny bite of a chocolate bunny ear. I'm terrified of the scales tomorrow!
~Stephanie, mom to 2 of the best boys in the world, "Scoot" and "Coco"
R1 total lbs lost 63.1 total inches lost 35.25
R2 (21 day) total lbs lost 15.8 Lots of stress and life changes. Stopped taking hcg. Maintained at about + 5lbs.
R3 start load 9/19/11