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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Apple Day

Tomorrow I will try an apple day. I found it in "Pounds and Inches". Wish me luck.


"In such cases we consider it permissible, for purely psychological reasons, to break up the plateau. This can be done in two ways. One is a so-called “apple day”. An apple-day begins at lunch and continues until just before lunch of the following day. The patients are given six large apples and are told to eat one whenever they feel the desire though six apples is the maximum allowed. During an apple-day no other food or liquids except plain water are allowed and of water they may only drink just enough to quench an uncomfortable thirst if eating an apple still leaves them thirsty. Most patients feel no need for water and are quite happy with their six apples. Needless to say, an apple-day may never be given on the day on which there is no injection. The apple-day produces a gratifying loss of weight on the following day, chiefly due to the elimination of water. This water is not regained when the patients resume their normal 500-Calorie diet at lunch, and on the following days they continue to lose weight satisfactorily."

Decisions Decisions


Well woke up and had a poop lol. What a way to start a post but felt very relieved. On this vlcd you dont have them to often. I might have a wee little one everyday but Im not even promised that. I did this thing where you take a couple tablespoons of sea salt and warm water, lay down for half hour then your supposed to have a bm in a few hours. Well it took all night. Geesh Im slow. Well scale said almost a half pound lost. Who knows if I am plateauing I think I am and so do alot of people. Tomorrow I will do an apple day. I wonder if you can bake them or does it have to be raw?
Any ideas girls?
21.6 pounds in 23 days. Hoping I can reach 30 by end of r2.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Quandry......Im stuck on a Number

So Im really stuck on what to do. Ran my totals and only lost 2.6 for the whole stinking week.Just got done checking my measurements for the week. Not a freaking inch lost. I will have to call the doctor and see what she says. If maybe Im at a stand still at three weeks. Wondering if I should do p3 now or what? If nothing changes in the morning Id say that is what I will do. My daughter says the weight I am right now is the weight I was at for about two years, so she thinks I have plateaued. Im gonna research a way to maybe break it. AH I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

4th Week Starts Now


So today starts my 4th week on HCG. I went to the library yesterday and checked out some books. Including Kevin Trudeau's book about the HCG Diet. Very good information. Some of I dont think I can maintain though. He suggests doing alot of cleanses(Candida, colon, metal just to name a few. Which I am going to check on. Some of them would explain why I am having cravings for certain foods. Seems my system is all screwed up and I believe it. He also explained how fluorescent lights can cause depression and fatigue etc and I was just telling my husband last week that the lights in the office were bothering me. So I have been turning them off and open curtains and doing office work by sunlight. Doesn't help when other people are there and want lights on. One thing about being on the HCG it makes your system an open system. Very sensitive to chemicals and toxins. but in the world we live in it is so hard to be totally Organic. Just try and shop in a regular grocery store. You definitely find there is almost near to nothing you can buy. Frustrating. Well I'm upping my water intake because no loss today. Frustrating again. Where is my promised pound a day. Yohoo where are you?
Well had a filling lunch boiled cabbage with some hot freaking mustard, bought popped my eyes out. Grilled chicken. Organic so for some reason seemed like there was more to it. Weird. And a fuji apple. Love those so sweet :)
Dinner my mock chili soup, very satisfying since its so cold and rainy. Made some strawberries pureed like applesauce, very yummy. If you freeze it it is like a strawberry ice. By the end of the night I would have drank 4.5 liters of water and only one glass of tea that I had this morning, hopefully it will affect the scale.
18 days and counting until I'm over the HCG for this round. I'm hoping I can loose another ten pounds at least :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

R1 P2 D21

Whoot finally crossed over the 20 pound mark. Now headed towards 30. Just faxed my duaghter 20 pages of hcg recipes so Im exited for her. On the menu today spicy chicken chunks and onion rings, sound so fast food lol.


Some things are just plain wrong lol

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Battle of the Mind or Something ELse?

This afternoon I hit a major wall. I am not sure if it psychological or if I am really hungry. Strange huh. It is suggested that you eat at the same times on HCG and I agree totally. It is what my body says I should do. But after work I just wanted to freaking eat, like scarf something down. Like real food. My husband bless his little pea picking heart bought like 2# each of ham and cheeses(provolone and cheddar) from the deli. I asked WHY so much he said he knew after he done it he bought too much. Duh that sounds like a no brainer. So I was hungry and waiting for him to get home so I could cook for all of us. He wanted to go out to the garage and piddle for an hour but it was already 5:30 and I had been struggling for two hours not to cheat. Needless to say I got pissy(kinda). He said he would wait. Then he could tell I was having a hard time. So he asked what he could do to help me. Which was nice. My answer to him was to fix me a ham and cheese sandwich with mayo. Lets just say the look on his face was priceless. ha he didn't expect that answer. Well I survived the overwhelming temptation.
I will be purchasing a pregnancy test cause I am wondering if the hunger is more than just in my mind? Its a thought. Or maybe I am doing to much research on p3 recipes lol.
All I know is that I want to be successful on p2 and not cheat by eating something that's not on the protocol by Dr. Simeon's. I know that p3 will be more successful if I don't cheat.
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
I need to remind myself that over and over. I don't want to be the fat girl anymore. Dang it I want to not have to hold my stomach in. I want to be able to tuck shirts in. Geesh I haven't done that in 18 years. I want to go on vacations and not worry that I cant do something. And you know what I'm overweight but I'm still pretty hott :P I'm told so all the time :P Maybe its just my attitude but I don't care I will take a compliment any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Such a Small Victory


Amazing how the opinion of that scale matters. Well the fast did break the gain. Today lost a pound but that included the .4 that was gained. Water weight or not it felt like a defeat but not one that made me go backwards but one that pushed me forward. My daughter and I talked about the hunger thing and for me its not hunger but wanting to be satified pallette wise. It is amazing how many stinking food commercials there are. Never notice them while you are eating whatever you please. But it is everywhere And of course they arent pushing a spinach salad but burgers and fries. MMMM bacon cheeseburger lol. I had a hamburger(100 g) and some grilled onions, not to bad but my thoughts went to mayo and bacon and BREAD lol. I can eat any startch until my load days on the 24, 25 of December. I will probably regret it to cause Im sure it will make me feel like yuk and I feel pretty good health wise now.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fasting


So after a tempting weekend that I didn't cave into what did I wake up to but "insult to injury" ah!!!!!!!!! The freaking scale said I went up almost a half a pound. Geesh! I didn't cheat one sticking bit. And I drank all that water which I hate water unless I'm hot and sweaty. Yesterday I didn't know why but I felt like a fat cow, all bloated. Who knows. So today I will be fasting. Just water and tea to get myself going again. Also got so pissy about the half pound gain I threw out my open box of Grissini and Melba toast. So I wont be indulging on that little morsel until my injections are over an I believe I have 20 shots left.
On a good note. I was able to wear a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear in over a year. Totally awesome. So that made me feel pretty good!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Temptation


The last few days have been a real struggle. First traveling to Sam's and being surrounded by all the yummy food. Then we had to get ready for our monthly home group bible study and we are the host house and the speakers. O my gosh had to cook for that. Its difficult to cook and not to taste. I made a banana bread cause I had some ripe bananas and a pecan cookie bar. And sliced some strawberries and a bowl of whipped cream, so I can eat the strawberries and not look like odd duck out.I was hoping no one noticed me not eating the usual. Two couples bought hot wings. Boy they smelled delicious. :P I ate my strawberries and hot tea. There is still stuff left over but Im bringing it all to the office. I have 15 employees who can eat it before they load there trucks :)needless to say I felt very weak and wanting to eat it so bad. But I didnt.
I am praying I can stay on track but last few days have been extremely hard. Im not hungry I just want to eat! I mean really eat.I hope this passes.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Its a Good Day

Finally lost a whole pound instead of just .5 or .2 I hate when it doesn't show a whole pound but a loss is a loss. Well got the tape measure out again. Tape measure said I lost an additional 13 inches. So that brings me to 18.2 pounds lost and 29 inches.
I guess that's why they call it "Pounds and Inches"
Maybe the skipping lunch had something to do with the whole pound lost or just that I'm finally over the whole TOM thing. I will try that in a few days again if I find myself not loosing.
I bought that Smooth Move Tea. All I can say is gross. It smelled disgusting and I'm a tea drinker. And it didn't make a difference in the bowel function. Kinda gross to talk about lol.
Well I'm feeling pretty frisky today, the husband might get a little or a lot depending upon his behavior today :P Kinda feeling super freak coming on(smiles)
I wonder how many people on the HCG actually use a condom during sex. You know all that protein and sugar that you don't get to eat, yet you get it anyway. Another gross thing to talk about but hey its in the protocol.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Clueless

Went to the big city to get some stuff. Had to do payroll before we left so I sent my husband and another guy out to breakfast while I did the paperwork. MMMMMM biscuits and gravy. Nope didnt have that lol. Had some water. So out the door I cut up an apple and brought a grissini to hold off the hunger while we were shopping. All the billboards were screaming at me. Buffalo Wild Wings, Burgers, Andy's Frozen Custard yummm. It was difficult at times.
Skipping lunch was hard but what was I to do? Drank my 2 liters of water while out. Went to Sam's Club to get some strawberries some more fish. They didnt have any lean beef so none of that. Ho Hum. Then my daughter met me at a local Akins Health Food Store. Ok so we were like clueless there. And yeah all the helpful scrawny workers didnt even approach us to help. But we made our way and found what we needed.
So now Im off to go make me some chili(more like tomato soup with a few chunks of meat but good) and some strawberries.

Fatty for the day:


The Twins

I have always said the girls(aka my breasts) were one of my best features. Why when you start to loose weight you start in those places you coud give a rat's butt about. Come on lol. I have grown accustomed to the fuller breasts. I like them, they liked me. Now they are shrinking at an amazing rate. Wish I could say that about my ass. Nope I checked its still there. Though I know a few who like a little junk in the trunk. My problem is that I have a junk yard in my trunk :p. At east I am firm not flabby. Only consolation is that since I will be saying 17,000 not going the route of lap band surgery. I will spend a little on a new set of girls and maybe a tummy tuck if necessary. I know this there is a change in my mind and heart. When not if I successfully loose the weight. I will never be fat again. This is too hard to ever come back and do this again. Being overweight is such a burden. It affects your whole life and it affects your family. All the missed activities because I was self conscious of my weight. Not once in 19 years of marriage have I went to the beach with my husband. No family trips that required swimsuit attire. What a bummer for everyone. I should be 45 when finally reach where I want to be. I feel a cruise coming on :p
So 15 days into it with a loss of 17.2 pounds. Working to reach my 30 pounds by end of 40 dose injections. Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Smell's Fishy in Here

Good day. Not a big loss. Maybe have to do a cocktail to get things rolling. Only a .4 loss.So 16.4 pounds and Im starting week three. So that means 14 days to loose 14 pounds to reach this month's goal. I hope I can attain it. Tomorrow or saturday I will measure. Maybe that will be better :P
Had a fishy day. I dont know why but I was craving seafood.So lunch was grilled shrimp and onions and an apple=202 calories. Dinner was baked cod with ms dash's lemon pepper, sliced cucumbers with cilantro and acv and an orange(still have to count the calories). Thoroughly stuffed. I made the guy's rib eyes "arent I just a doll".
Tommorow going to the big city. Going to visit Akins health foods to see what I can round up. Thats how they talk in these parts lol
Well gonna bounce and watch a movie.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fat Girls

So today started out bad and has so far continued to be one. I am serious married to a jekyl/hyde. Decided again today Im not going to let your issues become mine. Im going to finish this and no amount of bad vibe or attitude is going to make me stuff my face, nor my emotion down. Ill get thinner just to despise your ass. Not very christian like but hey Im pissy. Give me chocolate. Id really like just to lick it, the chocolate :P.
I think my emotions are sensitive lately. I dont like that. I dont like being sensitive or vunerable. I am getting more soft spoken. Thats a plus for a very verbal person like myself. Time to drink my water. I feel like a barge. Even 16 pounds lost this morning. Not loosing a whole pound a day like some people but it is a loss so I take comfort. Mr Jekyl/Hyde did tell me I looked nice this morning. But that was only after he was a jerk. So does compliment count? I dont think so.

A few bad words but I liked video. Made my fat *** want to dance lol

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Run Baby Run

Went to town and got some groceries. When I say went to town that's what it is lol. I live out in the sticks and I like it like that. It comes in handy, like when you want to lay out in your birthday suit :)
Have to drive at least 25 to 40 miles to be able to get a variety of groceries. So went to the big city. Did pretty good. I'm looking at labels and basically you cant buy anything if its not fresh or frozen on the HCG. Even read the labels on the poultry. Ugh! Why do they need to add stuff to poultry? Stocked up on Melba toast yippie.
Came home and cut up a week's worth of chicken. Bought some veggies I'm not crazy about but hey not much of a selection yet on p2. So tomorrow I'm going to broil some asparagus whoot! I find I do better with loosing pounds when I don't repeat the same foods consecutively in same day.
It was around lunch time and I was hungry cause it was my normal time to eat and because I didn't drink enough water I was feeling the effects. So I definitely felt the pull of Sonic and Taco Bell.
O taco bell how I miss thee!

I will definitley be visiting you on my next load days.
So I high tailed it outta there like Lot out of Sodom & Gomorah. Whew. Made it out of there. I didnt even put the groceries away before I had to feed the beast.
I did find me a nice 2.2 liter clear water jug. So water intake will now be a sure thing.
My daughter Brandi is starting her HCG Thursday. Im excited for her. She is gearing up for load days. I think her family needs to be the one getting ready lol.
I havent changed my families eating very much. Still buying the pizza pockets and such for my son who is a senior. I used the last of the frying oil tonight so Ha no more friend chicken for you boys lol. Enjoy tonights cause you wont see that for a long time :)

Well in the spirit of this blog to date. The funny for today is:


Got a beautiful face but all I can focus on is the Long John in her hand lol. Its been two weeks since I had something sweet :)

Whoot 15.6 Pounds in 11 Days

Yep I'm happy. Finally TOM is gone. Good riddance. I was thrilled to finally wake up and see a loss of more than .2 Day is looking brighter. Thank you to all the woman who are on this journey too and are blogging. It really helps to see what other people are doing and what to expect.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 11 of VLCD

Today wasn't so bad. But tonight I feel vamished. I am attributing it to TOM stupid jerk lol. Only a .2 loss again. I drank a huge load of water. Yeah that helped. NOT. Dinner was kinda a bust. Tried to make a mock chili. It was ok. Just didn't satisfy the beast within me lol. I need to jazz this stuff up for sure. On my list to do tommorow is to go to the grocery store to get some things. Maybe some fresh fish and who knows. Beef just didn't cut it for me. More satisfied with chicken or fish products. Not sure why but maybe that is what my body wants. I feel fat and I didnt before my period. Yuk Yuk I hate you TOM.

So for a hilarious funny. This guy can really bust a move. O yeah :) I bet he is a blast to hang out with lol

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blunt of Laughter

Always harder when it is on the other foot eehhh.......

Well today was yet a reminder once again that I'm fat. Who woulda thunk it? So get to church and my pastor's wife tells me she has a picture of me that was taken last year at her nieces bridal shower. By the tone of her daughters and her laughter I could tell it probably wasn't flattering. Then she said she was thinking of posting it on facebook and seeing as I wasn't on her friends list I wouldn't know (giggle giggle) I proceeded to tell her I'm not on her friends list because she hasn't requested so. Then I told her how I threaten my daughters if they post ugly pictures of me I will delete them. Too bad cause I was feeling pretty good up until that point this morning.

I guess that kinda crap bothers you coming from skinny people.
So one would ask "why do you post pictures of other fat people?
My answer would be to remind myself that I am fat too, and to finally once and for all get healthy.

I guess the real kicker was this last summer when I went back to Haiti for a friends wedding. I am not fond of the heat there as I don't handle it well. And being overweight does not help. So we get to the chapel and lo and behold see people I haven't seen in two years. Another lovely pastor's wife looked me right in the eye and laughed and told me I got fatter. I was so embarrassed. I vowed right then I would step back into the country to minister until I was at a healthy weight.

So my prayer is that I can overcome.

Am I Stalling or is it Tom's Fault?

Kinda confused a little woke up again with not much of a loss. Only .2 lost. I am drinking water and hot tea. Peeing constantly so its not my water intake. Not cheating and even have discontinued the melba toast. So. What the heck. Not discouraged I just miss the high of seeing at least 1 pound lost. So maybe its just TOM. Either way it sucks. Food is tasting bland no matter what I fix. I am feeling aching and getting tired easily last few days. I need a pick me up. Brandi says Tequila. lol Ooops not on the approved list of foods. Nap is in store.

Who says fat isnt sexy :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Cleaning

Decided I needed to clean out the pantry of unnecessary item's. Yikes had some stuff in there that needed to be thrown out last year. Wow. I am a clean freak except for closet's they tend to be a catch all. Frued would have a hay day with me. From all accounts my house is neat as a pin until you open my closets. Ask my daughter she thinks Im anal about house cleaning. Well 4 bags of trash later its done. Woke up to a gain of .2 pounds I freaked. What the heck. Its 9 days :( So took my shot went back to bed that was at 6 am which is my regular shot time. Whew woke up and weighed again. I think I believe this reading better 14.2 pounds. Much much better amazing what 3 more hours of sleep will do. Called my Dr. and asked about what to do about excercising and the fact that my little friend started. She advised to continue shots unless headaches start and I am not thinking clearly. As far as excercising she said light. But after advice from so many I will wait until Im on round 3.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Craving What He is Eating

So I believe I told him just yesterday I was craving popcorn, smothered in butter and guess what he is making? Ask's me if it would bother me if he did? What am I supposed to say? Yes. Make everyone else a prisoner to my diet. Does anyone ever feel like the people around them are trying to sabotage what you are doing or is it just what it is? So do they think after 8 days I am super woman. And a small chicken finger and an apple twice a day is satisfying to the soul much less the palette. Seriously why dont you try it for one meal grrrrrr. Ok that is my rant!



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Move Your Ass

So yes I need to do that. I have an office job that requires most of all sitting at the computer with the bouts of filing and and such. 8-10 hours at a desk. Hmmm not good for promoting a healthy body ehh. Wondering what to do as far as an exercise program. Have the treadmill and I freaking hate it. Boring. I sear watching ice melt is more fun. Thought about Pilate's, cause Minnie Driver's body really rocked after doing that. I know I need to do cardio for so many reasons. I have the beach body videos and there ya go again I'm not that freaking coordinated. Seriously people I fell out of a boat and it wasn't moving and no I wasn't drinking. I'm just fabulous like that. .
13.6 pounds off so far as this mornings weigh in
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So I need to get my ass a moving, cause I don't want her hanging to my knees soon.
Project this weekend start exercising.

And on a funny note. I am seeing things I haven't seen in awhile , well at least without straining myself lol. I crack myself up.

Lunch = was pretty awesome. Cubed chicken and cubed celery stir fry. Lots of spices and some crunch so you actually feel like your eating. Baked apple which I only ate half. I got full. Is this a sign my stomach is shrinking? One would hope.

Warning not suitable for everyone. Some serious big booty dancing. But very funny. Hey at least there butt's are exercising. Like the song it might be my new theme song lol

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Super *itch

I am having major mood swings, not sure why. I swear I am bipolar this week. Have highs then super bitch comes out. Most times I am not hungry. But I do notice that I need to be feed in a timely manner. Lunch at 11:30 and dinner between 5 and 6. If I don't eat close to that time that's when SHE comes out lol.Not sure if its psychological or if it is physical.But it happens.

Made some hot mustard today to go with some cabbage, discovered that's one way to get water down me lol. Next time wont use so much :P. Well I was totally confused about what phase I was in but now I know I'm in Round 1 phase two.

I cant wait until I start running into people I ha vent seen in awhile and they notice the weight loss. Attention hoe, NO just is easier for those people to notice that the ones that are actually around you all the time. I don't think that's wrong to want people to notice, cause they sure as heck noticed when I got fatter.

So 8Th day and 12.2 pounds lost. I assume that an average of 1.5 pounds a day is normal on HCG. Hope its not on the low side of average.

Ok have to post a pic.....Looks like somebody is having a good time :)



I dont know if anyone has ever checked out Leonard Nimoy's Full Body Project. It is quite interesting. I am glad for anyone who is happy in there own skin. Im just tired of living my life not happy in mine.

Ok warning on this video. Not suitable for everyone. Major man boobs but hey I wanted something for the blog lol.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It Feels So Good

Well for a little humor. Roll one has become two smaller rolls. Most of the 16 inches have come off my hips. That was a total of 3 from the hips. Average loss was .5 inches other places. And nope didn't taunt the tape just left it like it was supposed too,wanted as accurate as possible. A funny thing but nice thing is I could now moon you without having to unzip my pants lol. But that is only if you really deserved it. Discovered recently you cant repeat items you ate earlier in the day. So tonight I tried to brainstorm dinner. So I made an attempt at making orange chicken which ended up pretty good. Spices used ginger root, garlic and onion powder, red pepper flakes juice from a 1/4 each of a lemon and orange.3 packets of Stevia. Cider vinegar and cubed chicken cooked with a cup of water. Sauteed until chicken was done and served on a bed of spinach. Very yummy. Will repeat that again. Was very pretty too. But my battery was too dead to take a pic and load and I wanted to eat it. I will take a picture later as my daughter said I should. Cant wait until she is on it so she can come up with the recipes.

Pounds and Inches

Woke up for my usual meeting with the scale. OOOOPS have to pee first. That's the first thing to do after waking up and it couldn't hurt because I think I tinkled 32 ounces(seriously it felt like that) lol. Only a 1/2 pound lost but that's OK. Cause to date its 10.5 :) so I'm smiling. I knew it was the day to get that blessed tape measure out. I had to crack up because on the chart last week I hadn't noticed until I got to the bottom it had a section for Roll 1 & Roll 2. Well since we are all being honest here I have to admit I did measure roll one as there was no roll 2. It cracked me up. Ah the thought. But really it made sense because that area really wasn't on the normal spots to measure. And well after 4 children you get the idea :(

It wasn't really convenient for me to measure this morning even though I'm getting up a half hour earlier since I started the HCG for work to do everything. So I waited until tonight.
Drum Roll Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 inches overall lost. That totally rocked my night

Especially after feeling cranky and pissy cause I'm getting "the friend soon" and because an employee totally ticked me off. So I'm feeling pretty good at moment. Went shopping which was a bore, made it out of walmart because well not much to buy on the 500 vlcd lol. Did spend alot of time buying new flavors of tea. MMMMM Mint Tea. Taste yumm. Searching for a way to make orange chicken for dinner tonight. Bon Apetite Friends.


Smile make people wonder what you are up too................




Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10 Pounds to Date

Yippie ten pounds to date.
Today was a mix of exhilaration at loosing the ten pounds but had some major "I want to eat feelings". Don't know if its cause I didn't drink as much liquid as I was very busy doing paperwork. Or what it was. But I have noticed it is almost necessary to eat at a regular time. It might be a mind thing I don't know. But I had to take a nap or else I was going to eat. And I didn't want to before I had to fix the families meal(spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic toast).
My daughter ( <- click the link )will be starting the HCG plan. Im excited for her too. Unfortunately she takes after her momma in some ways. Holds her weight in same areas. But she doesnt have alot to loose. She is doing the research and getting excited. Next week she starts :)

So got my answer on injection sites. Seems Im supposed to inject into the fatty area. Well thats not going to be a problem(laughing)


Some motivational posters :P



These look better on women :)

Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels


I heard that in another group and wow it is so true. I have been craving buttery popcorn like crazy. It just sounds good. Im not hungry most of the time. I think the HCG shots help with the hunger. I do have some aching in my rib area and dont know if that is a result of anything or maybe just cause its cold here in Missouri.

I woke up to a nice surprise on the scale. 10# lost total as of this morning. Pretty excited about that.

Husband has been repeating very negative stuff about everything I cant do.
"Oh you can have your Italian Christmas Eve with the kids" or "we wont be able to go to Italy next year cause you wont be able to eat"
But my daughter and I did the figures and by then I can do another round of the HCG injections and start on Christmas Eve and that will start my loading phase. So a big raspberry to him. I will have my cake and eat it too lol. Its not cake I will want but a piece of lasagna. Im the bomb with my Italian heritage and my lasagne.

Why when people know you are trying to change YOUR lifestyle they think they have to remind you all the things you cant do. How about lets talk about all the stuff maybe I will be able to do. Hmmmm theres a thought.

So my mantra will be from now on "Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels"
and looking forward to all the things I can do and not limit myself to what I cant do.


O and buttery popcorn with salt does sound yummy still but upside my package of Grissini breadsticks should be arriving soon......Whoot!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Recipes

Looking for some recipes. So alot of this is for my reference really.So bear with me. But if anyone has anymore I would like them.

Found one to make onion soup. So that will be lunch tommorow.

Onion Soup

french onion soup...just caramelize your onion in a dry nonstick pan, deglaze with water and cook down again, repeat three times. Add water and salt to soup consistency.

Broiled Grapefruit
Broiled grapefruit with cinnamon and stevia. Seperate fruit from pulp, top with cinnamon and stevia and broil.


Basic Country Mustard (to go with cabbage)

2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds -- coarsely ground
1/4 cup brown or yellow mustard powder
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar -- or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Grind the mustard seeds to the texture you desire. Mix the mustard powder and ground seeds with the water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and salt; blend well. Refrigerate overnight before using.



I will be trying these tommorow. Wish me luck and no gas :P

And to crack you up. All I can say is whoa! That is one flexible big boy :)

7.8 Pounds Off

Coulda peed my pants if I was wearing any lol. Pretty excited when I saw 3 more pounds off today. So that made my day and it just started. A friend said it was probably just water weight. Hey I dont care what it is Im ok with it. Ok here we go the funny for today:

I thought I was taking a picture and it was on video. I made some spicey chicken with tomatoes. Yummy. This ones a keeper. Rep pepper flakes garlic to cook the cubes of chicken. Cook with small amount of water until water dissolves. In meantime slice two roma tomatoes season with salt and cilatro and add to chicken and heat just until warm. Use spices to taste. I used alot of red pepper and I was on fire but I enjoyed it very much. Thank goodness for the allowable melba toast. Once despised now is a godsend :)

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Yummy dinner. Couldnt wait to eat lol. Im kinda hungry at moments then not at all at others. So shrimp grilled with onions. Bad breath yeah! Cut up grapefruit with stevia. Checking out recipes for grapefruit now(get a life :P)

Almost let someones else issues become mine tonight. But I overcame it. Wasnt going to let them get under my skin and cause me to do something I would regret later. Besides I have an appointment with my scale in the morning.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Day 4....Whoot!

Well woke up to a nice surprise. Lost 4.2 pounds in 4 days. Nice surprise after a rough night. Last night was the first night of cooking for the family while maintaining a 500 calorie diet. I wasnt hungry so that wasnt the problem. But putting the guy's leftovers away were a killer. Very much a psychological trip. So I decided to pitch the unnecessaty items. Imagine a green bean being tempting ugh! Today is our usual sunday afternoon dinner during the football game. Roast, potatoes, carrots, biscuits and gravy. Well I didnt eat that. I did have a 100 g of the roast along with cucumbers and a few slices of apple left over from breakfast. Im not hungry though I thought the cresent rolls would have been good with some cinnamon, sugar and some butter before rolling them up. My husband tried to nab one of my cucmber slices and I was like NO! lol. Decided it was too difficult to shoot my own ass with the shot so I will try a different site tommorow.
I am not saying this is easy but I think it wil be worth it. I am not asking my family to change there lifestyle as I feel it was my choices in that I gained weight as well it will be my choices to become healthier. I do just hope they are considerate and realize how difficult it is. And maybe help out more when it comes to the cleaning up with the leftovers. I just dont think they realize the temptation. But nothing has crossed these lips that arent supposed to.
Dinner 12 shrimp(100 g) cooked with red pepper flakes garlic(boiled) over a bed of romaine with salt pepper and some lemon juice. Need to find a dressing recipe I can eat. Half grapefruit with stevia and a melba toast.
I cant belive how much I have to pee!

The funny for today:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cucumber Recipes

Mostly this is for my reference but Im trying this soon.

Funny for now:





copy and paste cause it wont add link http://hcgrecipes.blogspot.com/search/label/cucumbers

Day 3.............The Rubber Hit's the Road

Well today it was official. The 500 calorie part of the treatment. I have read so much but its kinda confusing sometimes keeping up with all the people who have are more familiar with the plan. Woke up not hungry. Really am not hungry at all. I am peeing more. Whatever. Went to the grocery store to pick up last minute items. Melba toast yummy lol (not really) Bought myself little ziplocs so I could portion size ahead of time. 100 g's of meat is a little. But 2 cups of celery is huge lol. Made a romaine salad with an attempt to make a dressing that was too vinegar'y but I ate it anyway. Cut up a green apple with cinnamon, not bad And grilled a tinee weenee steak. Trimmed without any fat. I was full imagine that. Couldnt finish my apple. Discovered hot tea again. Found some flavored with cinnamon, not bad. Dinner chicked salad cant wait :)

Dinner was pretty good.Chicken cut in chunks, boiled with red pepper flakes and garlic. Put it on a bed of lettuce and used some lemon juice for a dressing. Baked my apple with stevia and cinnamon. Im clueless on the melba toast does two halves equal the one toast they are talking about? And does anyone know how to put one of those tickers on my page?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nude Pictures.......Ah the Thought

So daughters idea to take pictures on a weekly basis. We decided same clothes even down to the underwear. Im going to take them with and without clothes on. Agast! Will post the pictures with clothes after the first course is over.

So many questions I still need to ask about this diet. AH! Information overload. Well going to eat something before the big day tommorow.

Funny for today :)


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Miss Mary's Rantings: Weird Way to Start But Hey.............

Miss Mary's Rantings: Weird Way to Start But Hey.............

Weird Way to Start But Hey.............


So today was the first day on the HCG diet plan. So weird. The first two days you are to totally pig out. Yes thats what I said pig out like there is no tommorow. So as hard as it was I ate chineese for lunch. Followed by a quikie fries and a coke on the way home. Then for dinner. Fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans cooked with bacon. Weird I tell you. Had to give myself my first injection which scared me at first. I was tripping for real. So at 8 am on the dot came to use my first needle. The booger didnt hurt one bit. I was shocked. Inserted it in the abdomen. Whoa! So stopped by walmart and the office supply because the diet plan is super strict. Have to weigh that food to the gram for it to be effective 100%.So I bought a letter scale to get it to the millicent of a gram. And a brand new digital scale to put my fat butt on. Needless to say I didnt like what it said back to me. Ouch! For more info on the diet here is a good link:
http://hcgdietinfo.com/

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thing's Are Looking Up.

I truly feel like I have been reborn. Maybe its because I feel hope once again with the weight loss. Today I have committed to a program. More like a cure. Funny to say that word. Cure. Cure for my fattness. I dont think alot of people realize just how much being overweight consumes someone's mind. I am thinking of it almost continually. Constantly trying to walk around sucking my tummy in, wondering how I look in other peoples eyes etc etc. I went of all places to one of those homeopathic(spelling sucks)nurses. I have a friend who I hadnt seen in a little bit over a month. I was like omg. She lost so much weight. So she told me the secret. 500 calories and its the HCG diet. Very strict but she lost 30 pounds in 40 days. It was astonishing. Its hard the first week she say's But hey what do I have to loose.In relaity 100 pounds of flab. So cheers to me. I have bought my groceries. Though they be few lol. I decided heck why spend 17,000 dollars on lap band when I can spend half that on a boob job and tummy tuck when I loose the weight. Cheers to me. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying :)