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Day 9- Siesta Beach with HCG

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1/28/15 Wednesday

down .6 today.

I am still experimenting with ratios and calories to see what works best for me. On the Siesta Beach thread most are seeing success with higher fat % than protein and under 15 carbs with higher calories. I adjusted my foods on Tuesday which increased my calories and fat which made me extremely nervous and I felt like I was cheating big time eating more food. Guess it works because I did lose today. Also this is my first round using hcg pellets.

Tuesday: 936 calories/ 11 grams, 5% carbs/ 54 grams, 53% fat /95 grams, 42% protein

I had ground beef, chicken breast, lettuce, red wine vinegar and splash of MCT oil, radishes, 1 egg plus 1 egg white scrambled, 1 hard boiled egg, 1 oz pork rinds, 2 or so tablespoons wheavy whipping cream, 1 jello cup, 2 pieces of sf gum, coffee, hot tea and 80 oz of water.

I have been thinking a lot about this experiment and am hoping this will help me with my stabilization through P3 and P4. I have had a heck of a time stabilizing and really want to just get on with my life and not have to worry about my weight fluctuating so much from day to day, week to week.

I am thinking the very low 500 calories and very low fat plus the limited food list and not mixing food on hcg is what is messing my body up. Real life eating for me is more of a variety of veggies, meats and healthy fats plus berries. I like to mix my veggies and create one pot meals a lot. My gut feeling is that the extreme differences with calories, fat and variety of foods is what is putting my body in distress!
For me the hcg plan worked so well with the low calories, low fat diet that my mind is messed up. I am fighting my thoughts all the time that I should stay low calorie and low fat on meats. This is the 1970's mindset as well. We all know how well the low fat diet worked for our society!

I started this journey around October 2013. I have learned a lot about me, who I am , what I want, what I need, my body and changes to my body, what I thought I could not live without and what I found I can live without. I have been stubborn and hard headed about some things because I feel sorry for myself. I gotta get over the "its not fair" pitty party. I cannot eat a lot of dairy and I love cheese, cream, sour cream. I cannot eat nuts because I cannot stop wit just a serving, same with nut butters. I love nuts and nut butters, I crave them BUT once I start eating them I cannot stop!

I do best with set boundaries.
If I have a plan and have a list of what I can eat and what I cannot eat I do best.
If I get to creative with recipes I get into trouble. KISS-keep it simple sister.
Alternative flours (almond, coconut) are still bad for me just like regular flour. Dont know why really. I am guessing its the high calories and fat.
I do not want to live my life without chocolate. I need to find chocolate that works for me...
It is better for my body to give up most dairy, flours, sugar and nuts.
I think potatoes and rice are okay for my body every now and then.
Walking everyday is good for my mood, health and soul.
Early morning workouts is best for my life. If I put it off until after work It does not get done!

Todays meal plan:
breakfast-1 egg plus 1 egg white, coffee and water
Lunch- 4 oz chicken breast, 1 cup mixed salad greens, RW Vinegar and 1 tsp MCT oil, 1 oz pork rinds
Snack- 2 celery sticks
Dinner- salad with meat marinara sauce
Snack- egg white "cookies" with a couple Tbls HWC

Workout: 20 minutes of Les Mills Pump Flow and 2 mile walk-already done for the day!

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  1. Ellyn's Avatar
    I really like your thinking. It is helping me try to figure this out. Remember back when I mentioned coming to terms with with giving up foods that just make us gain and don't work for us? Yes, it's a grieving process and grieving takes time.

    I'm playing around with calories, fats, protein and carbs this week before my drops come in. I seem to notice that if my calories and fats are too high even though carbs are low, I don't do very well. I also need to work on getting more water. During the cooler months I don't seem to drink as much. I also have been lazy about my workouts with the excuse of being too busy.

    I'm glad to see you back. Your blog inspires me to do better and get this all figured out!
  2. alaskamom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellyn
    I really like your thinking. It is helping me try to figure this out. Remember back when I mentioned coming to terms with with giving up foods that just make us gain and don't work for us? Yes, it's a grieving process and grieving takes time.

    I'm playing around with calories, fats, protein and carbs this week before my drops come in. I seem to notice that if my calories and fats are too high even though carbs are low, I don't do very well. I also need to work on getting more water. During the cooler months I don't seem to drink as much. I also have been lazy about my workouts with the excuse of being too busy.

    I'm glad to see you back. Your blog inspires me to do better and get this all figured out!
    Yes Ellyn I have not forgotten what you told me about grieving and the process, this really stuck with me and I cannot thank you enough for that "talk". You have been such an inspiration to me and I admire your committment and dedication to your health.
    I am with you on the calories and fat being too high, I don't do well even when carbs are very low. Calories really do matter for me. My short size and small body is a curse as far as calories goes
    I have a hard time drinking water in the winter as well. I decided last week to fill up an 80 oz jar with water each morning and drink from it. This has been a very good visual motivator for me. The kids kind of keep me honest as well because they see the jar sitting there and they remind me to drink up. Gosh I love my kids <3

    I was on a very good streak with my workouts until my mom came to visit the month of December while my daughter and son were in the Nutcracker Ballet. She was living in the the room I workout in and that was my excuse to not workout. Then Christmas break, then New Years came and went. Half way into January I was still not working out and tried doing it after work, bad idea for me with excuses of not enough time. I finally put my big girl panties on and changed the alarm clock to 5:15 and just did it!
    Hopefully you will find what works for your schedule-don't think about it, just do it.