Back! Currently in Round 2, Week 1
Hi all! I will admit I bounced around in the “I’m starting round 2, okay maybe not! Okay now! Oh…no really” but I have officially started Round 2 and will be staying in it. I am doing this round with my sister and niece. They started VLCD on May 21st, I started May 23rd. I didn’t want to count any superficial (already lost lbs) in this round’s progress so...
VLCD #5, Round 2
I restarted round 2, loading on Sat & Sun and going to VLCD on Monday. This round is not as easy for me as round 1 as having lost close to 30lbs, I am now comfortable in my own since, though still overweight by 60lbs. At 227lbs I felt horrible so seeing the weight come off and the changes my body was making was fun. Guess I just need to hold onto the reins tightly for a couple of for a...
Day 1 of vlcd. Chicken and tomato for lunch. I love fresh food and the feeling I get eating non-processed food! Processed food and overly carby foods = lethargic me. Fresh = energized. I didn’t get on the scale this morning - the plan is weigh in on Friday morning. Work is busy, so I must get back to it, but wanted to do a quickie post.
TOM & Why'd I Start Now?
So TOM is here, I’m miserable and realizing why I had originally set it to start round 2 this coming weekend (AFTER TOM). So I’m going on a mini-break until Monday. I will gather my bearings (save my drops!) and do a mini-load this weekend. NSV - one of my many bosses came to me yesterday and said I was melting away in front of him and that I looked great :)
Saturday morning I woke up to my lowest ever of 196.8lbs and that should have been enough to keep me on plan but the munchie monster got me and I fell off the wagon, this morning I am 200.1lbs. I should have realized that TOM was around the corner as that is usually when the munchies come ‘round but I’m sometimes just clueless. I’m not worried - back on plan this morning,...
I tried so hard on the last few days in Round 1 of VLCD to hit onederland but the closest I got was 200.2lbs which was also my LDW for that round. This morning I hit 199.7lbs so I have entered ‘virgin fat’ territory and ONEDERLAND :) I weighed twice this morning as I couldn’t believe the number the first time since it was so elusive back in round 1, lol. I have to go grocery...
VLCD1, Round 2
I was suppose to start round 2 last Monday (loading days Sat/Sun) but I came down with a pretty bad sinus infection and was down for the count for the week. It was awful! But I’m back, feeling myself again except very tired as I got used to staying up until 2-3am and getting up at 11am…and here I am at work. Anyways - I didn’t get to load well so I’m hoping that that...
Round 2 - March 31 Loading
I know I’ve disappeared for about oh…3 weeks. I went off on my own and have worked to maintain my weightloss within 2lbs above or below my LDW. I have been able to do this on my own and not necessarily just eating M1/M2 foods. I have decided that I am going to start my second round on Saturday - I do not feel that I need to let me body get used to this weight longer than 3 weeks. I...
Uggh - Ouch!
I have definitely not been following protocol and it stops today. I haven’t been eating more than I should, just not on plan in order to start maintaining my loss to date. I have gained 3.1lbs which I’m pretty sure is water weight (I’ve been eating in my correct calorie range but just not low carb, etc). Today is my first official day of Maintenance week 1. I’m going...
LDW - 200.2lbs
I so, wanted to see 199.9 on the scale this morning. After seeing 200.2lbs yesterday I thought I would but nope. And..today is my last drop day which means this is the weight to use for maintenance :/ But on a happy note, I have lost 27lbs of fat since January 9th and I feel healthier and so much better about myself. I calculated when my next round will begin: April 28. So for now the goal...
5 Drop Days Left! M1 Here I Come!
I am not sure how feasible it is for me to really, really, really, really wish to have lost 30lbs by Saturday morning (LDW) but I really, really, really, really want it. Currently I am down 26.3 lbs so it is only 3.7lbs but with my body who knows, lol. I am extremely happy though that I am 1lb exactly to 199.9lbs - ONEDERLAND! I am home from work today sick - my stomach is not a happy camper...
25lb Milestone, 25lbs Released :)
I woke up this morning to my first 25lb milestone :) 25.6lbs lost as of this morning. I have two more of these milestones left and I’m still excited about this diet :)
Damn Scale, lol
I ate later than normal last night (7:30pm, normally 5:30pm) and although what I ate (Italian Wedding Soup) was on the protocol, it was salty. Also I went and got my hair cut last night with some probably bad conditioners used and…I also dyed said hair as I couldn’t stand looking at the white hairs (I’m turning white not grey, lol). So all of the above showed a...
hCG Italian Wedding Soup
1 1/4 low fat, low sugar chicken broth 3 cups of spinach 3oz of extra lean ground beef Cook up the ground beef and put aside. Place chicken broth and spinach in a pot on medium to cook spinach. Add ground beef to the broth/spinach and add some spices (I used ‘Italian Spices’ and cook together for a few minutes to meld the tastes. Eat! OMG delish! I think my new favourite meal...
Day 49 of 60*
I am .1lb away from 25lbs released on the hCG protocol :) I feel great and I’m excited to see what the last 11 days bring. I am also excited to get to M1 and then M2 so I can do another round :) I do think I will only do a 45 day round for number 2, though it will depend on how my body loses weight and what my average is. Currently I am averaging a daily loss of .508lbs - which is really...
Very disappointed in the scale
hcgveggie: Hey guys, after no weigh in weekend I was feeling great. Really. Woke up feeling thin, ate pretty darn well this weekend. But I gained a pound. Someone make me feel better… The only reason I feel encouraged is because I don’t feel fat and sluggish anymore (although the scale disagrees). I just posted this on a facebook group for the hCG product I take for another person who saw a...
Day 5 of Remaining 20
Down 1.1lbs again this morning - weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :) That is all for now :)
Day 4 of Remaining 20
The last couple of days have been very interesting scale wise and each morning I get excited to weigh myself to see if it will continue. These are my weigh-ins for the last few days: 02/16/12 - 208.4lbs (-0.4) lowest weight before going off plan 02/17/12 - 210.1lbs (+1.7) fell off wagon 02/20/12 - 213.5lbs (+3.4) fell off wagon 02/21/12 - 212.3lbs (-1.2) back on wagon 02/22/12 - 210.5lbs (-1.8)...
Day 3 of Remaining 20
Well I finally can say I lost 20lbs - 20.5lbs to be exact :) Yay! I have 17 days to lose 6.8lbs to get to onederland and it is definitely doable on this program if followed properly :) On a different note, my sister starts the VLCD part of the protocol today - I’m very excited to watch her losses.
Day 2 of Remaining 20*
I woke up to a 2.7lbs loss this morning bringing me back down to before the wagon incident and also to my lowest weight on this protocol. I am .6lbs from 20lbs and 7.9lbs from onderland! I am excited to see what the next 18 days brings! My goal was to get to 199.9 by the time I was done Round 1 of VLCD - that would be 27.30lbs lost and is definitely doable :) * I just counted on the calendar -...
Day 1 of Remaining 21
My weight is slowly coming back down from my fall off the proverbial wagon. Yesterday I was 212.3lbs (up from 208.4lbs Feb 16) and this morning I showed 210.5lbs - 2.10lbs to get back to my low weight and then onward and downward! I am sooooo glad to be back on track :) Today for lunch: chicken and tomato :) What about you?
The Best Intentions
Yesterday I had a birthday lunch to go to at Canyon creek and found the only thing I could have (there was no steak on the menu but prime rib) was a salad so I made it a chicken caesar which of course only has parts of it on protocol. I watched everyone indulge when it came to the desert menu and really didn’t feel that deprived as the 1lb loss that morning helped me along with my water...
Go Figure :)
If you follow the program to a T…you get a 1lb loss :)
Day 27 - Stupid Scale
I am not sure what is going on with the scale but I will not give in to bad food choices! Considering that my official weigh in yesterday was 210.7 and later I saw 210.2 and today 212.1 - I’m a bit perturbed. My 30 days is on Thursday - I so wanted to see 20lbs lost and was on track until today… Must be strong!
VLCD Day 26 (morning)
They say on the hCG diet that you can have some small stalls when you get to a ‘remembered’ weight. I think I am there and I am patiently waiting for my body to give in and get itself lower. These have been my stats this week and I’ve been pretty faboo in the food and water department: 01/30/12 - 211.9lbs (-1.5) 01/31/12 - 212.1lbs (+0.2) 02/01/12 - 211.8lbs (-0.3) 02/02/12 -...
VLCD 23, Down 15.4lbs :)
I’m sitting here eating my lunch (cucumber and chicken) and posting on the myhcgplus facebook group. It is great to read the daily ups and downs others following the hCG protocol are going through. I see a lot of “oh no I gained .2!” or “oh no I only lost .4!” and since I’ve been in this losing business since 2001 I know not to freak out as my weight can...
VLCD Day 18
After yesterday’s post about being a yo-yo, I awoke to a 2.6lb loss this morning :) I am averaging about a .76 of a lb loss a day which is nothing to scoff at :) The average female weight loss on hCG is .5 to 1lb a day so I’m currently in the middle. Today I was off from work, I took a long weekend. I got up around 11am and then headed out grocery shopping. My father is still down...
The YoYo That is Me
I felt quite bloated this morning and did not want to get on the scale. My stomach wasn’t a happy camper with the bloat and of course the scale had to catch it all and show me up .4lbs from yesterday. I won’t lie and say it doesn’t get frustrating to see my yo-yo-ing on the scale but I try to be the bigger person and think of how my clothes feel (my once too tight jeans now fit...
I Want Chocolate!
Yesterday I had to make a run to Walmart at lunch to pick up my visiting father some shampoo as he doesn’t like mine. While there, it took all I had, to not buy a chocolate bar. I picked up a PEP and looked at the carbs and died when I saw 40g. 40g!!! So back it went and I left without a chocolate bar in hand. When I got back to the office, all I kept thinking about what having one...
Preparing for Round 2
LOL, yes I am only on day 15 of VLCD round 1 but Just bought more drops. I buy from MyhCGplus.com and their sale ends next Tuesday so I wanted to get the same deal I got before: buy 6oz get 2oz free. Since I believe I will have to complete 2 rounds of 60 days I ordered my 2nd batch. I don’t mind this diet at all and I want to see it through to the end. Of course, once again I am only on...
Last night’s dinner was meat soup. Well I guess beef and tomato soup: 1 medium tomato diced 3.0oz of extra lean ground beef cooked seasoning to taste Put in a microwavable bowl and mash the ingredients together until the tomatoes are smooshed. Add a bit of water, cover and place in the micro for 2 minutes. At two minutes remove and stir well. Cook for an additional 1 minute. You...
VLCD 12 and 13
I had TWO on plan days but TOM is here so the scale isn’t moving much. Sunday morning it was up .2lbs and this morning I am back down to 217lbs. I was so sure I was going to see 216.xx as I just feel thinner but nope. No worries - I feel thinner and having two great days under my belt after Friday’s IKEA meatballs has got to pan out :) 10.2lbs gone in 14 days. Not bad - could be...
VLCD Day 13
TOM is definitely here, uggh. It arrived late yesterday with some loverly cramps, oh the joys of being a woman! Anywho, needless to say because of TOM being here, I was quite shocked to step on the scale this morning after completing day 12 and find a 2lb loss, bringing my loss to date 10.2lbs :) The remainder of the day went just as swimmingly and I even managed to get in 2L of water, which is...
I Cheated! VLCD 12 :(
I went to IKEA at lunch as they had their 3 drawer Malm dresser on sale for $30 off of $100 and with my bedroom moved around now I actually can have a dresser! When I moved into my condo in Feb 2011 the way I placed my bedroom made it impossible to have a dresser so I gave it to my father. Now I can have one, yay! I also picked up some shelving. Now that Dad is down visiting, I can have him...
VLCD Day 11
I had a fantastic day, followed protocol and drank my water but my scale went up .6lbs. Having lost and gained weight over the years to make two people I’m not concerned as the scale can sometimes be a bitch. She likes to throw you off in hopes of sabotaging you. You cannot let her (who decided the scale was a she? lol), you just have to keep on keeping on and do your thing, she has to...
VLCD Day 11 - Lunch
Mmmmmmmm…. I took cold, cooked, diced chicken breast and added diced tomato (medium raw) and placed in a tupperware container. I then crushed the tomatoes into the chicken pieces, added a very small amount of water and salt and pepper. Microwaved it for 1m30s and the water and tomato juices made a broth, while the tomatoes cooked and the chicken heated up and re-moisturized from the...
VLCD Day 10 (end of day)
For dinner I took my father to East Side Marios. I didn’t have my most favourite meal of mine (Spicey Sausage Penne) but had a grilled chicken caesar salad. It was a cheat because a) I ate the croutons, b) it had salad dressing, c) I ate more than 2 cups of lettuce and d) I ate the bacon. I didn’t eat the whole plate (it was huge!) but damn it was delicious!
Chicken and cucumber today, what do you have?
VLCD Day 10 (morning)
My father is down helping me repaint my condo which is why the sporadic updates. I just cannot come home from work and veg on the computer right now, I have to spend time with him and converse (who’d a thunk it!). Yesterday was an amazing day for me. Water was right on and so was my food. I did eat dinner at 8pm and I was worried about weigh in this morning because of that but that scale...