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

Saturday, April 26, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 20 - All day headache

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 149.2
Today’s weight 148.8
Overnight loss of 0.4 lbs
Total loss this round 9.4 lbs

Looks like the 150's are truly in my past now. I am always worried that I'll bounce back since I was stuck there for so long, but not this time! I went on a 3 mile hike this morning and it was kind of hot so I think I got a little dehydrated because once I got home, I had developed this pounding headache. I've been trying to compensate all day by drinking extra water but the headache is hanging on. I may turn in early tonight and take a couple of aspirin before I go to bed. I was really hungry all day today too so I hope I didn't eat too much... I didn't have any forbidden foods, but may have had a little more taco meat than I should have on my taco salad tonight. I hope I feel better tomorrow...


B, I'm pulling for you to beat that hunger. I know it's an awful thing. I'm glad it doesn't happen that often on HCG, or we'd never be able to stick to it! Don't worry, you'll be down in the 190's real soon!

Lili, Those 160's are getting closer for you every day! I hear you about the errors on that website. It does make you think he's a flake or a quack. Too bad because he will only hurt HCG's reputation...

Thank you marygirl! It sure does feel good. I'm happy for both of us!

Amie, I'm with you... I'll stick with Dr. S too!

Hazel, YES! That's how excited I feel too! YAY!

Friday, April 25, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 19 - lopsided but happy...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 150.0
Today’s weight 149.2
Overnight loss of 0.8 lbs
Total loss this round 9 lbs

Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Finally broke my stall. Not a whole pound, but very close and it put me into the 140's. I'm a happy woman today. Walking around in my size 8 capri's with my new top on and my new haircut, just all bouncy like... I'm just way too full of myself today! LOL!
I'm drinking lots of extra water to flush out the empty fat cells. Because there must be a few strays that haven’t been flushed out yet… this morning I was looking in the mirror at my shrinking hips and noticed that my left side pooched over the top of my pj's a little more than the right side. Wardrobe adjustments didn’t seem to help the problem. So I grabbed the fat on both sides and it’s weird but there is fully an inch more on the left side. Weird, weird, weird… But with the way HCG rearranges everything, I’m confident that it will even it all out.
Oh, another weird thing I happened to read… I still get the batch email from the old forum I used to read regularly before our blogging buddies switched over to the new one. And I usually just delete them without reading, but I opened one by accident yesterday and saw something that caught my eye and I stopped to read it. It was talking about this site where this doctor is prescribing the HCGfast diet. And they were talking about how he told one of his patients to inject the HCG into her breast tissue to firm and enlarge her breasts… And I’m going EEEWWWW! Is that for real? But why does that gross me out any more that putting it into my tummy fat? I don’t know, but I don’t think I’m planning to find out! I think he is just one example of a doctor who is taking the diet and changing it without thoroughly testing it first. And I am worried that there are going to be more and more of them turning up everywhere.
But if you are curious, here is the link for that... http://www.drwlc.com/. I would be very sceptical of trying anything like this. Any opinions?


Regina, I had a good time at the book club meeting. I ate 1/2 of a spring roll (bad girl!) but nothing else. Luckily I had some extra food in the freezer at work so I had some of my homemade soup before I left. I knew there wouldn't be much I could eat there.

B, glad you liked my pic. I haven't been by your blog to see if the apple day worked yet, but I'll be there soon.!

CB, that 150 is all yours to do with what you will. I am done with him forever! LOL!

Monica, you might have to tussle with CB over that 150, but I think there's enough to go around!

Mary, I kept the X-rated stuff to myself!

Jenn, Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I did not go the straight iron route. I use a big round brush. In the pic though, it had been styled by my stylist. But I'm getting pretty good at it now... I'm glad you're back! And a restraining order for that 150 is a good idea, but I think he's not going to be bothering me anymore! I am so over him!

Amie, so funny that you mention the fat redistribution after what I wrote in my blog today. I need some more even distribution!!! And I like the idea of filling in those little fine lines! Tell me if it works for you!
OMG Amie, I just read your blog about your gall bladder surgery and had to come back and add this... THAT's what you meant about the "stitches" comment! It all makes sense now... Hope you recover quickly girl.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 18 - Dear 150,

(Last round LIW on 2-21-8 = 151.0)
R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 150.0
Today’s weight 150.0
Overnight loss of 0 lbs
Total loss this round 8.2 lbs

I’m telling you, this is a set point for me! This 150 has been staring back at me for the past three mornings… And I don’t hate it yet, I’m just giving it a little more time to say goodbye. Because once it finally says goodbye, I don’t plan to ever see it again… So I’ll let it down gently but firmly. Can you hear me talking to the 150 on my scale?
“It’s not you, it’s me. I’m just not the right person for you. I’m too short for this weight and since I can’t grow an inch or so, I am ready to move on. So don’t be sad my 150, there is someone else out there who will be thrilled to have you. You will be just perfect for them. But for me, I am going to keep searching for that perfect number. It may be the 136 that I have in mind or it may just turn out to be a perfect stranger that I haven’t even considered before. But believe me when I say that the time I spent with you was for the most part happy, but I always knew that there was another weight out there that I was destined to be with for the rest of my life. So please wish me well and let me go. It is the best thing for us and in the end, we will both be happier this way.”
Will this do the trick? Tune in tomorrow to see…

I have a challenge tonight since I’m meeting my book club group at a Thai restaurant. I plan to eat some soup before I go and will just stick to a dry salad if I can. And maybe a glass of wine. But I’m becoming a pro at eating out within protocol and it doesn’t faze me any more. I was invited to participate in a breakfast potluck at work today. Half of the office is out this week on a trip to Puerto Vallarta that is sponsored by our company. It’s for the top sales performers and for a small group of people that are nominated for something spectacular that they did. Unfortunately I wasn’t one of ‘em! So the losers that were left behind (you know I’m saying that jokingly so don’t get down on me for calling myself a loser!) decided to have a potluck. I considered bringing something in just to be sociable, but I ended up just saying thanks, but no thanks. I didn’t want to be put in a position where someone would be offended if I didn’t just try a little bite of their super special egg and potato casserole or some such thing. I don’t think I’d have trouble turning the food down, but didn’t want to deal with any hurt feelings. So I stuck to my two tiny little clementines for breakfast today. And tea, tea, tea…

I’m posting early since I’ll be out late due to my book club meeting tonight.

Happy losing!

B, One more day for you to keep the lead, then look OUT! I'm kicking that 150 to the curb! Maybe I ought to introduce the two of you. From what I hear, you'd be perfect for each other! LOL!

Lili, I will check it out. I know that Erica has some really great treatments and I plan to take advantage of having a daughter in this line of work too. I just have to wait until I'm done with P2 so I'm not putting the extra oils and lotions into my system. I'll ask her if she uses the Obagi or something like it.

Mary, I think that heart to heart with my soon to be EX 150 will do the trick, don't you?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 17 - Going Nowhere

(Last round LIW on 2-21-8 = 151.0)
R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 150.0
Today’s weight 150.0
Overnight loss of 0 lbs
Total loss this round 8.2 lbs

No worries since this isn't unusual for me. I usually have slower losses this far into the round and I have no reason to think this time would be any exception. As a mater of fact, because I'm so close to my goal and 150 is a set point for me, I was kind of expecting to have trouble getting past it. But I was still hoping to be able to push through it and that is the plan. I'll just keep on with what I've been doing and it will eventually have to start moving again. I'm going to quit for now and get to bed early for a change. Maybe the extra sleep will help with my weight loss!


Mary, Hmmm, so if KT was right about the HCG do you think he could be right about a skin cream? Did you get the number? LOL!

CB, yes I'm really getting close now. I am really planning that this will be the last round for me. I am already so happy with how I fit in my clothes that I'd be okay stopping at this weight but I want to keep going and try to get rid of all the abnormal fat. So I'll keep it up!

Well B, we both stalled for a day! But no doubt we'll be on the downward move again tomorrow. I'm planning to be in the 140's when I wake up!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 16 - Bit by bit...

(Last round LIW on 2-21-8 = 151.0)
R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 150.6
Today’s weight 150.0
Overnight loss of 0.4 lbs
Total loss this round 8.2 lbs

Still going down albeit slowly. I'm not complaining, because I'm noticing more and more how much better I am fitting in clothes and I'm getting compliments every day. I have started thinking more about how close I am to my goal and what life will be like when I finally get there. I just hope that I can appreciate every day how lucky I am to have found the solution to my weight problem and that I never take that for granted. I am so looking forward to this summer and all the thin clothes that I'll be able to wear. And even swimsuits! Now if I could just find the miracle cure for aging skin!


B, I am hoping this will be my last round so I'm going until I'm done. I may try to go until I lose all the fat or just until I reach my goal of 135 lbs. I don't have anything that will interfere until the end of May so I will try to be finished well before then. It would be nice if I could even be on P4 by then, but that is doubtful at this point. How long are you going?

Shelly, I'll email you as soon as I get a chance. I do have questions!

Thanks Marygirl! I love the dress but my legs are too white! I'll have to wear panyhose cuz I can't use the self tanning cream yet until I'm done with P2... And I'll be so happy if my DH does the protocol. He's taken too long to decide though so it won't be until after our trip in late May. But we'll see!

Monday, April 21, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 15 - Just the stats m'aam

(Last round LIW on 2-21-8 = 151.0)
R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 150.6
Today’s weight 150.4
Overnight loss of 0.2 lbs
Total loss this round 7.8 lbs

Just a little loss and nothing much going on today. I skipped the wine tonight so we'll see what that does to my losses for tomorrow. (I kind of hope it doesn't make a difference! :-) )

Oh wait, I almost forgot to say that my DH gave me a hint that he might still be interested in doing the VLCD with me. He asked a couple of questions and then dropped it. I just answered him and didn't press any further. He'll have to ask for it if he wants to do it. But I'm still hoping!
And I bought a really cute dress today. Don't know why I did it other than I went into a store for something else and saw it hanging there and the price was right and it was very cute. And I thought that it had a chance of looking really nice on me now that I've lost weight. Didn't even try it on, just grabbed the size 10 and bought it. Came home and tried it on for my husband and it's really cute. And although it could be worn by a younger woman, I don't think it looks inappropriate for me. I love it! I'll wear it to my book club meeting this week! Not that we dress up or anything, but it might be fun...

Take care to all and happy losing!

B, such a small loss, and I haven't looked at your blog yet, but here I go!

Thank you Mary...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 14 - Wine one more time...

(Last round LIW on 2-21-8 = 151.0)
R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 151.4
Today’s weight 150.6
Overnight loss of 0.8 lbs
Total loss this round 7.6 lbs

Okay, so since I had a decent loss today, I went ahead and had the last glass of wine from the bottle that I've been working on all week. I will then skip a few days and see how it goes. This last loss put me under (finally!) my LIW from last round. Now I'm going into fresh weight loss so I can see myself inching closer and closer to the goal that I have set. I have a feeling that this is going to be a pretty accurate goal for me and I'm hoping it will be reached without having to mix a new vial of HCG. I had 40 doses for this round and I've only skipped one day, so I should have around 25 doses left. Maybe or maybe not enough to lose 15 pounds. We shall see...
My husband and I turned over our babysitting responsibilities this morning and spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon on housework, then went to the movies! We don't go very often so it was a nice treat. I took a bag of cucumber slices to munch on during the film and since popcorn is a big weakness of mine, I avoided the snack bar. My husband though, decided to have a hot dog and I had a small bite of the hot dog sans bun before he put any condiments on it. I know it was loaded with all the bad stuff, but the one bite tasted pretty good to me. And it was just enough to take the edge off and stick with the cukes after that. We saw the movie "21", which was not bad... I love to play blackjack and it was about some college students who count cards to win big money in Vegas. So there were some pretty unrealistic parts but it was overall a fairly entertaining movie. Supposedly based on a True Story, but I'd say it must have been pretty loosely based on fact. Made me want to go visit a casino though!
Well folks, that's it for me tonight. Hope you all have a great week and happy losing!


Yes Lili, I'm sure being near to goal is partly responsible but I can't help comparing my losses to Jenn's when she was so near goal. I'm not ready to try such drastic measures as she did just yet though. Maybe only if it slows to a crawl later on...

Mary, oh can't I keep it a least TWICE a week, pleeeeeeease! LOL!

B, yes I know what you mean and I'm certainly happy for the losses I'm getting. But I just checked your stats and girl, you're pulling ahead! Look at your losses this weekend! WOW~!