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Happy New Year, Hopefully Happy New Round!

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Happy New Year Everyone! And, that includes me! 2010 was a rough year, we own a small construction business, so we (DH and I) are very eager to let go of 2010, and welcome in happier times in 2011. Fingers crossed!

At least I took some positive steps in 2010. Lost some weight! Started hcg in September, and over the following 3/4 months, lost 36/37 lbs. However, the Holidays were not kind to me in the weight loss arena. I traveled so much from late October and thru the Christmas holidays, I ended gaining 7/8 lbs. Naughty, I know, but it was fun during the feasting. Some people don't think it's worth it to do that, but sometimes I think I just have to let go and relax all those restrictions.

That being said, I've decided to do another round now, after only 2 to 2 1/2 weeks of p4. Not going to wait for a full p4. Maybe that's a mistake, but I'm feeling a little out of control and p2 makes u take control. It's structured enough, limited enough to break some nasty habits that are really screaming to get back in my life. And I want to stop that trend now.

Haven't decided exactly how long this round will be, maybe a 28 day round? But it should be easier to segue into p3 this time as I don't plan on traveling until April when I'll be going with my daughter and grandkids to Disney World. My goal is to complete p2, a good p3, and a full p4 before that trip.

Each round I've tried to stay pretty much on protocol, except for the cream in my coffee in the a.m. Will still have that, it is a life-saver for me and really didn't see that it hurt me in my last round. This round, however, I may up the protein just a tiny bit, with a slightly larger portion for my chicken and fish, even if it means upping the calorie count just a tad. Maybe it won't, maybe I'll try and skip a fruit daily to keep it nearer the 500 cal./day. Will figure that out as I go.

I will say, you can't tell by my clothes that I picked up the 7/8 lbs. Maybe it's because those lbs. haven't been on all that long yet. So I'm not all that unhappy with my appearance, but I know I have more abnormal fat to lose, and I'd really like to see if I can get a lot of that gone.

Incidentally, my brother decided to give up the hcg diet last week, while I was out of town. That's sort of a bummer for me, as we talked about it and were sharing recipes, etc., but I guess it's harder for some than others. He has a lot of health issues I don't have, so I have to not let his decision affect mine. I really don't want him to feel bad about giving up.

Will try to blog a little more faithfully this round. New year, new beginings, blah, blah, blah....Always do read other blogs, couldn't do this without them, so I should blog, maybe in some small way help others, too. Looking forward now, ready to take charge! Anyone with me? Have a good one everyone!

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  1. lildevil72's Avatar
    I could have written this! We own an excavation business and 2010 was a rough one. I've lost about the same and gained the same over the holidays. I've started a new round and have lost everything the first 3 days so take heart! I'm going to do a 57 day round though, I find it very easy in the end, the first 2 weeks are the hardest for me. I enjoy reading your comments, you're always so positive! Your plan sounds good to me, I wish you luck in your next round.
  2. ruchallenged's Avatar
    Ha Ha! I hate winter so I decided to do this strict HCG since I would be depressed anyhow. It's funny, but the HCG and losing weight has really changed my attitude. Especially when it's too cold and finances suck. It's great to hear your tried and true wisdom since I'm a round and phase behind you. Maybe we won't be rich but we'll be hot in 2011!
  3. pinkprincess's Avatar
    So glad you are back!! I love p2 because I don't have to think about anything. It's like I go into brain dead mode. Very relaxing to me to have everything already thought out. And you know what the scale is going to do to! You can do a short round and get that weight off. Good luck!
  4. Dubbles's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the feedback--I do luv these blogs and forums! I agree with ruchallenged--lets be skinny and hot, even if not rich! Wow, lildevil, 57 days is a pretty lengthy round, keep us posted on how that goes. Pink, I always look for your blogs, will keep in touch with everyone! One more day to load, am I the only person who likes loading days? But truthfully have found, the mindless binging isn't quite as appealing as it used to be for me. Thank god. No, thank hcg.