R3P2 - 4-7-8 starting weight for R3 is 158.2

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I'm a big loser today! And happy about it!

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 168.0
Today's weight 166.8
Overnight loss of 1.2 lbs

I have been smiling all day about this big loss! I was such a stair stepper on the last round that when I got a loss over a pound it usually came after 2 or 3 days of no loss so it seemed like it wasn't that gratifying. Seeing losses every day and then one over a pound is so much fun. But part of the difference may also be that I didn't have a digital scale until the latter part of my last round. So on the analog it showed no loss, but if I had been using the digital it may have showed a loss in smaller increments. So most of the stair stepping effect may have been due to the analog scale. But I sure do like seeing those increments now!
Today I worked on getting the inside Christmas decorating done. Not the tree yet because we still haven't decided on whether to get an artificial tree or not. We have always had a real tree but each year we've talked about getting a fake one. So we've been seriously looking but we're both too tightfisted to shell out the $300 bucks for the one we both like. So we'll probably go ahead and get a real tree one more time and then shop for the fake one at the "After Christmas" sales. It's a risk cuz sometimes they don't have any good ones left, so who knows what is the right thing to do? I also did some cooking today so I'd have some good stuff to freeze. It was raining all yesterday and this morning, which is fun for us because we never get enough rain here in sunny AZ. So it really felt like a good day to make soups and stews. So I made a pot of chili and a beef roast. Mmmmm! I'll be eating good this week!
My husband went to the ASU vs. UofA football game tonight with his "girlfriend". A friend of the family who is a rabid ASU fan and who's son is a UofA alumni. These are both Arizona colleges who have a ridiculous rivalry every year. USA is usually the better football team but UofA will beat them many times just because they are soooo revved up about the game. So I'm sure this very boring to any potential reader, but I only brought it up so I could explain why I'm sitting here typing away on my blog on a Saturday night instead of hanging out with my hubby. My hubby is off gallivanting with another woman and I'm home talking to you! LOL! Isn't it a good thing I'm not a jealous person?

Here's hoping that I still lose weight tomorrow. I'm always afraid I'll jinx myself when I have a good weight loss day! So I'm thinking positive... One more pound, One more pound, One more pound...

Friday, November 30, 2007

More interest in HCG...

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 168.2
Today's weight 168.0
overnight loss of .2 lbs

Any loss is a good loss 'eh Biz? So I wish it was more, but I'll take it! Today I met a friend for lunch and told her about the protocol. She sounded interested, but I'm not sure if it would be safe for her to do it or not. She has had breast cancer and is in remission now I think she called her type of cancer, "estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer". I will have to post this to the group and see if anyone has any information about whether this would be harmful to her.
I also gave my copy of Dr. S's manuscript to a woman I work with today. Kind of funny how that came about. We had a team building fun event at work today where they brought in a Wii game and we competed at bowling. We each bowled 3 frames and then had playoff's for the high scorers. I got second place too! Just dumb luck but I got a $50 gift card! Woo Hoo! But back to the story part. When we got up for our turn to bowl, we were in front of the room with our back to everyone else. So we all had a good view of each other's backsides. So later, she came over to me and said, I could tell during the bowling that you had lost weight! LOL! I was up there bowling with the whole group looking at my behind!!! Then she went on to complain about how she had been doing weight watchers for a couple of months and wasn't losing anything! So I asked her a few questions and she asked me some and I finally just decided to tell her. Started out with just little bits and before you know it she says she's interested. So I gave her Pounds and Inches and told her to tell me what she thinks about it on Monday. So maybe we have another recruit. She doesn't need to lose much though, probably 15 lbs or so at the most. But that's cool. It would be kind of fun to be her mentor through the process. I'm also helping my daughter, but she just kind of took off with it and is doing great on her own. She doesn't need much help from me any more, except for when I make a big batch of one of Renee's recipes and she wants me to share! So now, If I could just get my husband interested...


I've decided that Biz had a great idea when she started answering people's comments from previous blogs in her next day's blog. This seems to work better because then you can be sure that the person will actually see your reply. So Biz, hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea!

Biz, I remember your pic of the scale! It was way cool. But now I have to know how you did it! So give... And I was liking the SL quite a bit, but used the last of it yesterday. So today I injected and I will see how that goes. If I am still losing okay I may just keep injecting since I won't have to use as much HCG.

Lili, I gotta say that I never would have thought of doing an elf-dog! I bet it was hilarious!

Maryg, I'm sure you'll get the hang of the blogging thing soon. It took me a while and I'm still trying to figure out some of the tricks!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hmmm another .8, the hard way!

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 169.0
Today's weight 168.2
loss of .8 lbs!

Okay so the first time I got on the scale this morning it said 168.4, so I got off, waited and then got on again. Argh, it was still the same, but I just didn't like the .6 too much. So I went in to see if I could pee a little more, and nope nothing. So then I took of my tank top and undies and still the same. Dang, so then I thought "Oh yeah, I've got a scrunchi in my hair!" Took it out and got on again and viola! I saw what I wanted to see! So sue me if you don't think it's legit. I just wanted .8 for the 4th day in a row. And I got it and I feel GOOD!
Nothing new to report except that my daughter sent me the funniest link. She went on and put head shots of herself, her husband and their two kids into this little program and it took them and put them on top of some dancing elves! ROLF! It was hilarious, especially my son in law's since he doesn't even smile a lot so it really looked funnier for him. So if anyone wants to try it, go to http://www.elfyourself.com and it will tell you what to do.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

.8 is my magic number

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 169.8
Today's weight 169.0
loss of .8 lbs!

I've lost .8 lbs per day for the last three days now. I'm very happy for that! Two different people noticed that i have been losing weight. Each time I just said "Oh thanks!" And did not elaborate. I didn't tell them that I'd lost almost 30 lbs in less than two months! I am finding, like many of those who are doing this protocol, that it's just too hard to explain and you never know what type of reaction you're going to get. So unless someone really presses and seems open to listening to a "unconventional" approach to losing weight, I'm not going to even go there with them. If a person casually asks, I just tell them that I'm on a restricted calorie diet and that seems to satisfy most people.
I have a couple of things going on in early December where I will be seeing people that I haven't seen since either before I started on HCG or right when I was beginning it. So I'm interested to see if anyone will notice right away or will comment on it. I have lost weight before to where I was down to within 15 lbs of my goal weight so I'm sure some people will also be thinking that I will probably gain it back again. So it will be fun to see those same people next summer when I will not only have kept the weight off, but by then I will have been working out and REALLY looking good. I'll be wearing my bikini just like that lady on the Bowflex commercials who says "I'm a 50 year old grandmother and I'm hot" LOL! So I'm going to go look in my closet right now to see if I can find some of my skinnier clothes that will show off my weight loss! By the way, my daughter is also doing the protocol with me and her weight loss is really starting to show! She is looking good! She's at least 25 lbs lighter than me and today she was wearing a really cute pair of jeans. She tells me that when she gets to her goal weight she will pass them on to me! Woo Hoo! they are those low slung kind with cute pockets that make her bootie look Nice! And to think that I'll be wearing them in a couple of months! ROLF! So see you all later!

Oh and thanks to Amy, Biz and Brooke for stopping by to encourage me!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas lists...

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 170.6
Today's weight 169.8 loss of .8 lbs!
I'm in the 160's!!!

Yes, another .8 lbs gone. I am so glad to be on HCG again and losing fat every day! I feel good and my clothes are fitting better. I'm not ready to go shopping yet because I don't want to buy any transitional sizes. I want to wait and go for the small sizes. So my husband was asking what I wanted for Christmas, hmmm, do I trust him to shop for clothes for me? Well, maybe not! LOL! Gift certificates will work though! I'll have to give him Lise's eetsy web site for some bling! I found a few pairs that I like on her site.
I am still trying to decide what to buy for him for Christmas. He always writes a list of what he wants and then gets upset if the kids buy him something else. I will have to talk to him about the meaning behind gift giving so he can get OVER it! He's a tool junkie though so it's usually easy to find something he will have fun with.
Well gotta go since I'm at work and I SHOULD be working! I brought in a container of chili for lunch so I'm set, but it's only 10 am and I've eaten my morning fruit and I'm hungry for lunch already! Oh well, time for another cup o' tea!


P. S. Biz just added the file to the HCG2 group database section for those of us who started P2 on Thanksgiving day. We're calling ourselves the "Thanksgiving P2 Crew" and Biz's file will allow us to track our weight and weight loss all in one place. It's going to be fun! So check that out too if you have time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cooking up a storm...

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 171.4
Today's weight 170.6 loss of .8 lbs!

Back to work day. Although Monday is my telecommute day, thank goodness. That means I get to sleep in an extra hour. I'm glad I was home today since I was able to do a little extra cooking. I put on a crock pot of applesauce this morning and then went to my daughter's house for lunch. We had chili, yum! And now, at the end of my work day, I just put on a pot of chicken cabbage soup. But I'm using brussel sprouts instead of cabbage because my daughter really likes them and they are just miniature cabbages aren't they? Actually i checked and raw portions are 15 calories more than cabbage per cup. So I will have to count that in for the day. I'm making 3 portions so two will go in the freezer for later. I'm running out of the meat and chicken that I had cut up into P2 size portions and vacuum sealed before freezing. It took a while to measure all the food that way when i brought it home from Sam's club, but it was soooo helpful to me. I could just take out a single sealed portion and put it in a bowl of water to thaw. 10 minutes later it was sizzling on the george foreman. Or I could put the individual portions into a soup or crock pot as needed. When my daughter started she brought all her meat over and we weighed and sealed it so she could do the same thing. It's been working so well, she just bought her own vacuum sealing machine. But she got the less expensive ($40) one that Wal-Mart sells. If her's works good, I'll post that info for anyone else who might want to try it.
I'm pretty happy with my weight loss so far. I'm just glad to be back on HCG and losing again! It feels good!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas lights are up!

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
today's weight 171.4
loss of 1.4 lbs!

Hi all,

I'm so sad that this is the last day off before returning to work tomorrow! I've really enjoyed this holiday. Today has been spent on housework and a little shopping. I haven't bought any Christmas gifts yet, but I have been scoping them out and have a good idea of what I want to do. I spent way too much money on Christmas lights in the past two days. I was just going to get a few small strands to fill in some bare spots on the roofline but then my husband says we should go ahead and put lights on the workshop and the gazebo. So I hit the walmart a few times this weekend just for those supplies. I had to go to 4 different stores to find the smaller light strings though and finally found some at Michael's.
I have to make one more trip this afternoon and then I'll come back home a do a little cooking for my P2 meals. Back to work tomorrow...