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

Thursday, April 3, 2008

LIW 151 on 2-21-08 - Thinking ahead...

LIW 151 on 2-21-08
Yesterday's weight 156.6
Today’s weight 157.0
6.0 lbs over LIW

Looks like I had a little bounce back from the previous loss. Not too bad though...

Yesterday Biz said something to me in response to a comment I left on her blog that really made me think... When I said that I felt that I would have trouble with the "strict dieting" that Dr. S. recommends when you can't do the steak day right away, she asked if that meant I would just keep on using HCG to control my weight in the future. And that made me just think "whoa!" Because that really hadn't crossed my mind. And it made me start thinking about the future in terms of finally being at my proper weight and how much attention I would have to pay to that for the rest of my life, because of course I wouldn't want to keep having to go back to HCG every time I gained a little weight. But it is obvious that I have had problems controlling my eating habits in the past so what if it's just hopeful thinking that makes me think this time it will be any different? And maybe it is comforting to know that we have a solution in HCG and that it will always be there if someday I may need it again. But that really isn't my intention... I plan to do P3 the right way once I've lost all the abnormal fat. I may choose to use an egg day instead of a steak day because I have too hard of a time waiting all day to eat. (I've never finished a steak day for just that reason!) But I really feel that if I can succeed in eating correctly on P3 that I will just automatically stabilize and won't fluctuate much. I take full responsibility for the fluctuations I've had because I DIDN'T follow P3 the last two rounds. But that's because I didn't have the right mindset about it. I wasn't very serious about it because I knew that I'd be going back on HCG again. But when it's the final round and I've made my goal, I really feel that I will have a different attitude about it. I am going to treat it just like another part of the protocol and I will mentally prepare myself to keep eating the same way I have been but just bring up my calories and fat intake to the correct amount for my BMR/daily calorie needs level. And the three weeks of P3 when I'm following it to the letter will help my body get used to functioning without any abnormal fat to weigh me down. So do I think I can really do it? Well, hell yes I do! It is only three weeks out of the rest of my life and it will be one of the most important three weeks of the whole protocol for me. So I have no doubt that I can do it. I won't let myself believe anything else. So just watch me! Tomorrow morning, I'll be taking the first injection of my final round and I'm going to make this thing work for me!


Jenn, I will have to make the egg days my corrective action on my next P3 because I have such a hard time going the whole day without eating. I also might try the protein shake day too as an alternative. So I do have a plan!

Biz, we're going to have fun on our final rounds aren't we? I'm excited!

Aime, your friend Brandi sounds like lots of fun. I hope she does start a blog! Hope your stuff comes soon!

B, maybe you should try the protein shake day instead. Just find a good shake that is high in protein and low in sugar and mix them up with water or milk and have several over the course of the day. And I think you can actually have the steak for dinner too!

Thanks, Shelly!

Liz, too bad you can't start with us. Did you consider just doing an interruption for your Vegas trip?

LIW 151 on 2-21-08 - Success with Eggs...

LIW 151 on 2-21-08
Yesterday's weight 159.2
Today’s weight 156.6
5.6 lbs over LIW

No time for a real post but I'll update later in the day. I just wanted to post my stats so I popped on before going to work. I did an egg day yesterday and it worked. Brought it down a little closer to LIW! Today all fruits, veggies and protein...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

LIW 151 on 2-21-08 - Fond Farewell

LIW 151 on 2-21-08
Yesterday's weight 158.0
Today’s weight 158.0
7.0 lbs over LIW

It was very sad to see our visitors pass through the security checkpoint at the airport today. We really feel that this may well be the last time that my MIL will be up for the long trip from Ohio . She is 84 and although her health is pretty good, it really takes a lot out of her to travel this far. It was so great to have her here though and fortunate that she missed some of the cold miserable weather that they had in Ohio while she was gone. The weather here was almost too hot at times, reaching into the high 80’s on some days. But now we can get back to our normal routines. And part of that for me, is getting ready to start my next P2. I will probably take my first injection on Saturday, April 5th and continue through to the 26th and take a short break during my birthday on the 29th. Then back on track until all the abnormal fat is “gone baby gone”! So depending on how stubborn those last few pounds are, I should be done by mid May! And hopefully done for good. I will be looking forward to taking a trip this summer that requires swimwear because I plan to go shopping for a new bikini or two!

B! Is Monday your first VLCD or first injection day? We'll be on the same P2 schedule! Good for you that TOM decided to make his appearance now instead of later!

Liz, yes I'm hoping I can get settled down pretty quickly now. not much time to work on getting back to my LIW so I'll just get it off on my first week of this round I guess. But I know it'll be gone soon...

Mary, yes I can't wait to get started!

Biz, yes they're gone. :-( now back to normal...

Shelly, don't be jealous of us. We'll be jealous of you and what you're eating! And you'll make an awesome poster child!

Hey Jenn! Good to hear from you girl. OOOPs is right! And at least I'm doing another round soon to help me get it off. I hope you can do it without HCG! Just follow Biz's plan and you'll do great!

Monday, March 31, 2008

LIW 151 on 2-21-08 - Settling down

LIW 151 on 2-21-08
Yesterday's weight 158.6
Today’s weight 158.0
7.0 lbs over LIW

Things are settling down a little and we've tried to stop going crazy with the feeding frenzy around here. Our guests are leaving tomorrow and the past few days we've been eating lighter. Steaks and a rice with vegtable dish for dinner. I 'm going to be starting my R3P2 this week but I don't know what day yet. I haven't prepared anything and haven't gone shopping, so it depends on how much time I need to get ready. I may just try to have a few days of eating sensibly and then go for it this weekend. We shall see...


Liz, I planted some flowers and they look very cheery. I'm hoping I can keep them looking pretty for a few months before it gets too hot and they burn to a crisp. I can't even imagine seeing snow this time of year, even though it has been known to snow in Phoenix in April before. Not very often and it doesn't stick but wow!
I hope you manage to get some sun and warmth when you go to CA. Have fun!

B, I think I'll wait to do any cleanses when I'm on P3 or P4 again. I don't want to risk anything affecting my losses on the HCG.
Isn't this weather just the best? We are loving it and so are our guests!

Biz, yes I'm not sweating it for now. I'm going back on P2 soon! So no worries here... Dr. S really knew what he was talking about when he prescribed the 6 week break. Just long enough for us to start looking forward to it again! Go figure...