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

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Egg day WORKS!!!

P3 day 21 (last day on P3)
Starting weight on this round: 172.8 - 11-24-7
LIW 160.4 12-18-07
Yesterday's weight 164.0
Today's weight 162.6
Loss of 1.4 lb
2.2 over LIW

I think Biz is on to something with this egg day thing. I wouldn't want to do it too often, but it seemed to do the trick. I like the idea of ending my 3 weeks of P3 so close to my LIW. But I admit that it really wasn't P3 that I've been doing. More like P4 where you add the sugars and starches back in and see how it goes. But as I said before, on my last round I plan to follow P3 very strictly to make sure I KEEP the hypothalamus reset as Dr. Simeon's protocol prescribes. My upcoming round of P2 could start as early as Monday depending on what my husband decides to do. He has agreed to go on the protocol with me but has avoided talking about it and hasn't given me any answers on when he wants to start. So I'll try once more this weekend to get a commitment from him (more commitments already!) and if he's still not going for it, I will just tell him that I'm starting on the 20th and he can join me or not, but I'm certainly not going to plan around his schedule anymore.
We did take a nice walk with a little running thrown in. Walked about 2 miles and ran possible 1/4 mile. I have to watch that I don't stress my knees too much so I'll wait to see how that little bit affects me. We plan to go skiing on Saturday at Sunrise ski resort in northern AZ. We're taking my two oldest grandsons and putting them in snowboard school to see if they like it or not. My SIL is going too and will snowboard with my husband and me. We're leaving tomorrow afternoon so I won't be posting again probably until Sunday so I hope you don't miss me too much! ;-)

Mary, I was surprised when I read your blog yesterday and your subject was so similar to mine. I guess great minds do think alike!! LOL!

Biz, I would be truly flattered if you used my words in your blog especially since I so look up to you and the great work you do in your blog every day. So please, feel free. I'm glad you found some value in it!

CB, you're so kind to say such nice things. Every now and then I just have to throw out some ideas that I've been pondering for a while. I'm glad it made sense to you! And just because you can't share your experiences with those who might benefit doesn't make you selfish at all. If they want help badly enough they will ask and then you can decide to share it or not, but if we all found it on our own, they can too!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Reflections on "Half their size" stories, and a little gain leads to an "Egg" day.

Starting weight on this round: 172.8 - 11-24-7
LIW 160.4 12-18-07
Yesterday's weight 163.4
Today's weight 164.0
Gain .6 lb
3.6 over LIW

I'm not sure what happened with this gain because I did make some good choices in what I ate yesterday, but I don't want to analyze it too much. I was under more stress than usual with my job and I DID have a margarita, so I'm sure that was a contributing factor. Today I decided to try Biz's egg day trick so I've had two scrambled eggs, 3 plain boiled eggs and 2 deviled eggs so far. I will probably have another deviled egg before the evening is out. It's 6pm here now. Oh and lots of water today as well. So I'm hoping that tomorrow will show a good loss for my trouble!
I finished reading the People magazine article today that had all the people who had lost "Half their size". I must admit that it was very inspirational and I was very happy for these people. They looked beautiful, healthy and very happy and they all did it the hard way! But I am also thinking while I am reading these stories, about how much easier it would have been for them (and for millions of others) if they knew what we know about HCG. But we can't tell them...
We can't go on the pages of People magazine and show our before and after photos and talk about how we took injections of HCG and stuck faithfully to a 500 calorie diet and skipped the exercise part and went straight into pound after pound and inch after inch, just melting away from our bodies. We can't tell them that what took them a year or more, we accomplished in a matter of months! While they endured what must have been constant hunger and pushed themselves to sweat off calories for hours in the gym, we comfortably ate our little bits of protein and veggies, drank our water and tea, and just lost and lost and lost. They had to see the pounds come off in increments that couldn't really be measured daily because the small losses would be too discouraging. They would be told to weigh no more than once a week and when they lost 2 pounds for the week they'd be delighted. While for many of us, losing a pound a day was common and a 2 pound DAILY loss was a happy surprise that happened many times during our losing phase. And it's incredibly sad that we can't tell every single person who could benefit from this protocol just how easy it really is.
But we can't. Not just because we might be ridiculed for going against the common wisdom of the medical community and their current attitudes about weight loss. And not because we have no way of actually proving that the protocol works and is not harmful to the human body since we have no clinical trials to back us up. Or not even because it sounds so extreme to mix and inject a solution made from a pregnant woman's urine into our bodies. The real reason that we can't is because some misinformed, government agency won't do the proper investigation to determine that it isn't harmful and is in fact very helpful and they have decided that they will withhold this treatment from millions of obese Americans. And we don't tell the world that we are doing it anyway and having phenomenal success...

Because we don't want that Agency to take it away...


Thanks to Mary, CB and Biz for the encouragement. I really appreciate seeing the comments every day.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Maintained weight but no time to blog

Starting weight on this round: 172.8 - 11-24-7
LIW 160.4 12-18-07
Yesterday's weight 163.4
Today's weight 163.4
Loss/Gain 0 lb
3.0 over LIW

Sorry I don't have time to write a real post tonight. Had to go out for dinner with people from work. Had a steak and veggies and a margarita. But it's late and I'm tired. Will post longer tomorrow.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Oh did I forget to mention the Popcorn?

Starting weight on this round: 172.8 - 11-24-7
LIW 160.4 12-18-07
Yesterday's weight 163.2
Today's weight 163.4
Gain of .2 lb
3.0 over LIW

Okay, I confess that maybe it wasn't such a good idea to have the buttered popcorn at the movies yesterday. Other than that I was a pretty good girl. But that was yesterday and today I might not have been such a good girl. We went to Old Chicago tonight so my husband could watch the start of the Ohio State game and I had some spaghetti and meatballs with a white zin to wash it down. I ate mostly meatballs but I think there might have been a little bit of spaghetti mixed in there. LOL! But I ate a salad first and when the main course came, I got full very quickly and brought home way more than half of what was served to me. My stepson will be a happy camper tomorrow.
So if we were going by some of the "other" clinic's rules, I'd be within the acceptable range, but I'm going by Dr. Simeon's rules and I know that I'm 1 lb over what is allowed and 3 lbs over where I'd really like to be. So I'll be a little more careful tomorrow.
But I'd like to take a moment here to explain that I'm not meaning to sound as if I take the 2 lb rule lightly and that I'm totally ignoring the idea that a steak day should be done as soon as we go over 2 lbs by as much as an ounce. I still strongly believe that the key to completely resetting the hypothalamus and to maintaining your weight is to strictly adhere to the maintenance phase once you have reached your optimum weight. So I want to emphasize that after this next round of P2 and once I have reached my ideal weight, which will hopefully be determined by listening to my body and ending the injections and the VLCD when I stop losing and begin feeling extreme hunger, I fully intend to follow the maintenance instructions to the letter. I will completely avoid all sugar and starches and continue to do so for a full 3 weeks and not until those 3 weeks have been completed will I begin to add the sugars and starches back into my diet. I plan to weigh myself each day and do a steak day if I exceed my LIW by more than 2 lbs. Because once I've completed the protocol and have reached my goal, I am determined to be free of the dieting part of my life forever.
So I've been allowing myself a little more freedom that I probably should have, but I know that I have the strength and determination to get the job done when it really counts. I have faith in myself and in this protocol and I plan to be one of the many people who have HCG success stories and who are living prove that when it's done right it really can work...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

No News, just checking in

Starting weight on this round: 172.8 - 11-24-7
LIW 160.4 12-18-07
Yesterday's weight 163.6
Today's weight 163.2
Loss of .4 lb
2.8 over LIW

Still creeping down. Hurray! Not much to report today and I waited too late to post here so I don't really have time to get into a subject that I've been thinking about recently. So I'll leave it for tomorrow maybe. Keep ya guessing! We went to a movie tonight and we were pretty disappointed. Just wasn't what we thought it was going to be. "I am Legend" had great acting by Will Smith, but I couldn't stand the... WAIT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! Don't read the rest of this paragraph if you don't want any details...
couldn't stand the mutated virus albino people who had superhuman strength and couldn't come out in sunlight. I wanted it more suspenseful without it being so over the top scary-bloody-violent type of horror. But oh well, I wasn't the one making the movie and I guess they thought they were giving people what they wanted. My husband felt the same way, so I guess we're just not the average movie goers. I won't spoil it by saying the ending, but I will say that part of the ending was terrible and part was okay.
Okay that's all for now. I know I'd never make it as a movie reviewer. Not articulate and coherent enough, but I know what I like and what I DON'T! LOL!
Bye for now. I'll try to write more tomorrow.