Monday, August 27, 2012

hCG Results with Pictures

Pre-Load                 215.6
Day 1 vlcd               217.4
Week One:              210.6 (-6.8)
Week Two:              205.4 (-5.2)
Week Three:            204.4 (-1)
Final:                        202.6 (-1.8)

Total Released: 14.8 pounds

Whew!  I'm really glad that this is over.  It's really nice to not have to be so careful with what I'm eating but I'm also being very mindful.  Just have to keep on top of this because I love how my clothes are fitting right now.

Look at the difference in my face!

The shorts that I wore for my before and after pictures are really baggy now!  I'm always amazed at how the hCG makes you shrink....all over!  Over all....I lost 9 inches and dropped two sizes!

My observation is that I lost more weight and inches with the injections in 2010 vs. the drops this time.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Today is the day!

I get to eat like a normal person again.  Well....a normal person that can't eat sugar or starch. I'll be having bacon later.  Gosh I love bacon.

Here's the thing.  I'm scared to eat normally again.  I didn't meet my goal, but I got close.  I'm terrified of the scale going above the magic number (I'll reveal that number and my before and after pictures on Monday).

Maybe this fear will help keep me from putting the weight back on?  Or maybe this means I have more work to do.  Either way....I'm going into Phase 3 completely aware.

See you Monday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cheating is ALWAYS a Bad Idea


Pre-Load              215.6
Day 1 vlcd            217.4
Week One:           210.6 (-6.8)
Week Two:          205.4 (-5.2)
Today's weight:    204.4 (-1)
Total Released:     13 pounds

I felt like last week was a bust until I took my measurements.  I've lost another half inch everywhere!   I guess it's better than nothing.

So mad at myself for cheating last week.   It takes so many days to get back to where you were.

Cheating is ALWAYS a bad idea.

My in-laws are leaving today so the next 8 days I should be able to finish strong.  Unless.....TOM makes a mess of things.

My clothes are fitting better and I had to get rid of another pair of pants.  I'd love so much to get into my 12's.

I had many people tell me last week that I look amazing and my father in law grabbed my ass.

If that isn't a testimonial,  then I don't know what is!

My ultimate goal is to get under 200 pounds.  I wanted to be WELL UNDER but I'll take 199 for now.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I'm Not Much Fun Since I Stopped Eating


Pre-Load                  215.6
Day 1 vlcd               217.4
Week One:              210.6
Today's weight:      205.4 (-5.2)
Total Released:      12 pounds

Week One:   6.8 pounds released
Week Two:  5.2 pounds released

I only lost .2 pounds this morning because I cheated.  It was a dumb thing to do but my husband hadn't been home for two nights (he was visiting his parents at his brother's house) so I'd been with my kids non-stop for two days and.....I ate mac and cheese.

Today I feel like POOP!  I don't think I can ever eat mac and cheese again.  It's evil.

The good news is....that on Tuesday when I worked at school all day.  I did NOT cheat.  They had meals for us....sub sandwiches and BBQ with cornbread but I did not eat any of it.  I drank my water and ate when I got home.


So.....I'm considering extending this round past 23 days because I have more hCG than I thought  I would.  I'm not really sure what quantity I purchased.  Must be a 30 day supply?

The problem is....I have a date on August 26th (with my husband and The Book of Mormon) and I really wanted to be in Phase 3 by then.

Also, my husband is really tired of this diet already, and says I'm not much fun since I stopped eating.  Although....he should be thanking me because he's lost almost 10 pounds.  Actually, this pisses me off.

This next week might be tricky....TOM is coming.  Lord help me.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Candy Wrappers in My Fat Pants

My diet is going really well! I've lost a few more pounds and have removed some too big clothes from my closet. I was sad to realize that a favorite pair of pants no longer fit me and even more surprised to find an empty Peanut M&M bag in the pocket.

 Imagine that....candy wrappers in my fat pants!

 I'm so proud of myself for how I handled the weekend. We went to the Denver Bronco Scrimmage and I brought my own food so that I wouldn't be tempted by the hot dogs and popcorn.

 Turns out my kids were also more interested in my apple slices and hard boiled egg whites. They stole my food!!

 I also think the people seated around me took me for a crazy person feeding my kids that kind of stuff at a football game.

 I have a busy day working the PTA table at packet pick up today but I'm bringing my food with me.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Panic Attack

R1P2D8  (round 1, Phase 2, day 6)

If you want to see my daily weigh the hCG Again Tab

Pre-Load                 215.6
Day 1 vlcd:              217.4
Todays weight:        210.6  (-1.4)
TOTAL Released:       6.8 pounds

Week One:       6.8 pounds released!

Alright, alright, alright!

I'm very happy with my loss this week.  I'm feeling a little groggy in the head and weak but I looked back on my posts from the last time I did this diet and it appears that it's normal.  Hopefully that will correct itself soon.

I had a full on panic attack yesterday and without caffeine, sugar or alcohol to numb it....I felt the full effect.  It was crazy!  I had a physical reaction to stress and it took hours to go away.  I wondered how it would effect my weight in today.  I know that stress messes me up!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


R1P2D6 (round 1, Phase 2, day 6)

Day 1 vlcd:              217.4
R1P2D4:                   215.2
Todays weight:        212  (-3.2)
TOTAL Released:       5.4 pounds

Whew! This is freakin hard!

I don't remember it being this hard last time.  It's probably like childbirth and you block it out.

Once again, it's difficult to train your brain to stop sending you 'IT'S TIME TO EAT' signals and listen to your body.  Am I really hungry?

No, I'm really not.  I just want to eat because my brain will not shut the hell up!

I do believe that the sugar detox is brutal and I'm trying really hard to ignore the cravings.  These too shall pass in a few days.

Do you know what else is brutal?  The smell of potato chips.  I dished some out to my kids yesterday with them lunch and I almost licked one of them.

But....I'm standing strong!

Next week is packet pick up at school and I'm running the PTA Membership table with my tall, thin, supermodel like friend and I get to pick out a PTA shirt.  My goal for the week is to fit into a LARGE and not an XL.

I can do it!