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

Saturday, May 3, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 27 - No loss today...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 147.6
Today’s weight 147.6
Overnight Loss of 0.0 lbs
Total loss this round 10.6 lbs

No loss this morning. I was up a little early since we went hiking this morning and we are finding that we have to go pretty early or the heat just drains us, or to be more specific, it drains me. DH doesn't seem to have as much trouble as I do. But with the weather hitting the high 90's, I can't do a midday hike without having problems with overheating. So we hiked early and it went just fine. Afterwards we went to shop for hiking boots to replace my last pair that blew out a couple of weeks ago. I've been wearing a cheap pair that I usually just use for casual wear and they don't have great traction. So after looking over all the selection, we decided to send my old pair in to be re-soled and then we just bought a pair of good light trail boots to use as backups. These will be fine for the short hikes we do up south mountain on the weekends. I'll still have my old comfy broken in pair to use for longer more rugged hikes. So they won't be all shiny and smooth like new ones would be but I know they'll fit right and do the job!
I still don't know if the hiking really affects my weight loss because low losses on the weekends could be attributed to other things too. I try to keep my water intake high and I usually have an extra mandarin orange when I hike just for energy purposes. And the hike we do is really not a long hike although it is steep so I do get a good cardio workout for the uphill portion. But the uphill takes less than 1/2 hour, so it's not that intense. At any rate, I plan to keep these up for the time being since we really do enjoy it.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend and is losing like crazy!


CB, I'm so glad you let us know what was going on. We were beginning to think you didn't like us anymore! LOL!

B, you are so right about getting support from people we've never even met. I really don't know what I'd do without you all! You're the best. And I hope you'll join me in the 50 club very soon!

Liz, Than you for the nice words. Yes I am so lucky to have met you all. It's great to have online sisters! And I've inspired you?! Oh that's wonderful! Because it is completely mutual!

Marygirl, you better hurry up and join B and me in the 50 club... And we are doing the happy dance, YES!

Jenn! I'm so honored to have a famous person stop by my blog! LOL! You are a celebrity, ain't it grand? Yes, we should have a 50 club on the forum. YEAH! I know, that 11.6 is not that much more to lose, but with these stalls it seems like forever! I'm going to go back over that email you sent me a while back with the strategies you gave me for losing at the end of the round! I asked the questions for Erica, but now i will be able to use your words of wisdom too!

Friday, May 2, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 26 - Milestone! And Downward Trend Continues...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.2
Today’s weight 147.6
Overnight Loss of 0.6 lbs
Total loss this round 10.6 lbs
And a total of 50.4 pounds lost since beginning my first round in October!!!

I'm very happy with the fact that I've had losses two days in a row. I have been adhering strictly to the protocol and have NOT had any wine for several days. I'm not saying that it was the wine that was the problem, but I may not have cut out enough other calories to compensate for the wine. And since I did not want to give up any veggies or BOTH fruits (I was only giving up the evening fruit), I decided to stop it for a while. Then I may try again later if the situation calls for it. Okay so the BIG news is, drum roll please......................... I am now down to the 50 pound lost mark! I'm a member of the 50 club! Is there such a club? Well if not, there should be and I'll be the newest member! Yes! So when I started this journey last October, I had high hopes, but no firm expectations of where this would be taking me. Now with just 12 pounds left to goal, the end is getting near. And the wonderful thing is, that this is a revised my goal since what I originally was aiming for once was a higher number. But once I saw that I really could get to the goal that I wanted instead of what I though might be possible, I revised it down to what the charts say I should be for my age, height and frame size. And truth be told, I feel so good already, at just under 150, that if I stayed this weight the rest of my life, I would be perfectly happy here. I feel slim and healthy, I have energy to do the activities I enjoy, and I not only look thinner, but I look (and feel) younger than my 54 years... Isn't that just incredible?
So I'd like to say thank you to all of you who have stood by me during this process and who continue to do so through the final weeks of my journey. I'd like to think that I would have done this even without the support of this online community and maybe I would have, but having all of you to give feedback, encouragement and friendship through this time has made it a true adventure and not just a chore. You've given me laughter and praise and hope and determination. And that is invaluable and will always be remembered. I LOVE you guys!


Amie, I am really concentrating on getting in my fluids these last few days and that is making a difference I think. Plus getting back to basics for my food choices. I probably won't be posting the bikini pics until the end though, so don't be in too much of a hurry! And as far as the McD food. OMG, you are such a naughty girl! And you got away with it too! LOL!

And B, thanks a lot and thanks for the B-day wishes too. I miss having the race with you. You're keeping up even NOT on the protocol though! Good for you!

Monica, I'll be happy to talk if you want to email me! But there is no big secret. I either get a steak and broccoli (no butter or oil) or a grilled chicken breast. And if broccoli is not available I have a garden salad no dressing or cheese. Sometimes I will just have a huge salad with grilled chicken. And occasionally I will even put on a teeny bit of diluted dressing if I'm feeling deprived.
I miss having the huge salads with cheese and lots of dressing. That's what I'll go for first when I'm on P3 again!

Wendy! Thanks for stopping by. Next time you're in town and have time for lunch, let me know and we can meet. I'd love to meet you. I work right near the Chandler Mall. And we could have a salad at the Wildflower cafe...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 25 - Quick update, maybe more later...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 149.0
Today’s weight 148.2
Overnight Loss of 0.8 lbs
Total loss this round 10 lbs

I’m just popping in to put in a little update so I can report on my stats from this morning. I’ll probably update the post later unless there’s nothing new to add. But I’m feeling better now since I’m going in the right direction again. I’m going to keep up the extra water and tea to keep flushing out my system. Maybe I’ll see you later!!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 24 - Birthday bounce!

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.4
Today’s weight 149.0
Overnight GAIN of 0.6 lbs
Total loss this round 9.2 lbs

Wow! I didn't think I went that overboard for my b-day, but evidently... I had two glasses of wine and they didn't have anything except mixed vegetables so I had a garden salad instead and I did have a bite of bread. But I was very thirsty last night and today, so I think the chicken seasoning had quite a bit of salt and I may have been a little dehydrated from the wine. So today I've been drinking lots of tea and water and have stayed on protocol. Skipped the grisinni tonight too. Tomorrow should be a better weight.

I had my daughter take a few pictures of me in a bikini today. These will be the "last 15 pounds to lose" pics. To compare with the end photos where all the final sculpting will occur. After seeing Jenn AND Shalom's pics, well... You know I thought that I may not have quite as good results as Jenn due to the big difference in our ages, but Shalom is closer in age to me and if SHE can do it, well so can I. And she looked just awesome! Almost like one of those pictures at the mall where you put your head on a model's body! That's how much contrast there was. So Now I've got the pics to use as the "before". And to tell you the truth, I don't look too bad in these. I'm not crazy about the back view, but I look 100% better than I did this time last year. Last year, you couldn't have PAID me to have a picture taken in a one piece suit let alone a bikini. So that is how much more confident I feel.

I just LOVE my HCG!


Hi B, Hope you're still doing well... I'll stop by your blog in a bit!

Mary, thanks for the b-day wishes. Those inches are still going down!

Liz, I agree with you about the show and I went to their web site and left them an email saying as much. We should all flood their email box with messages!!! But I have seen that there are lots of people interested now so it must not have turned them off, quite the contrary I'd say...

Thanks Shelly! I think I'll be doing better weight wise tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 23 - Today is my birthday, happy birthday to you....

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.4
Today’s weight 148.4
Overnight loss of 0.0 lbs
Total loss this round 9.8 lbs

Okay so I would have liked to see a loss for my birthday, but no, it just wasn't happening for me today. But there's always tomorrow. Although I don't know how well I'll do tomorrow either. We went out to eat and I have a Cajun seasoned chicken breast with a side salad, glass of wine and a bite of bread. I shouldn't have had the wine because I had already eaten some fruit from this wonderful fruit bouquet that I received from my DD for my birthday. Thank you Erica!!! It was so beautiful and the fruit was all fresh and delicious. She even had them replace the chocolate covered apple slices with orange slices so it would be more protocol friendly. I now wish that I had taken a picture before digging in, but I was so excited that I forgot...

But the other excitement for the day was the morning show with ED AND JENNIFER... Forget about Mike and Juliet, Ed and Jenn were the stars for the day. They were both very articulate and heartfelt and I thought they laid a great case for the protocol. It would have been nice if they had allowed enough time for answers to the rebuttals from the Doctor against the protocol and if they had given a little more time to the other guest, Shalom. Who was also very good. But it seems as if they didn't allow her to finish her story. Time crunch I guess. So you can go to this link to see the segment... http://www.mandjshow.com/videos/the-hcg-diet/
I'm not sure if it's the whole think but it has the part with Ed and Jenn on it.
Way to go you guys!!! You were just awesome! I'm sure this will create a lot of buzz about HCG. I'm glad I got my order in to dd last week! But we should all be prepared to answer some questions and get some backlash...

Happy losing to all of you in protocoland...


Lili, I'm close but stuck. I may have to resort to some of Jenn's tactics to get any further...

Mary, yes the inches are doing just great! I measured and everything has gone down!

Thank you Erica, you're the best!!! Love you...

B! Thanks for the B.day wishes! And WOW! you're at 200 on the nose! That's so awesome... You're almost there. I'll go check out your blog right away!

Monday, April 28, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 22 - Monday Night late...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.4
Today’s weight 148.4
Overnight loss of 0.0 lbs
Total loss this round 9.8 lbs

No loss today and I'm so late posting today that that's all I have time for. Sorry folks! Mary and Monica, thanks for your comments...

Watch the show tomorrow!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

R3P2 VLCD Day 21 - Nice Sunday

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.8
Today’s weight 148.4
Overnight loss of 0.4 lbs
Total loss this round 9.8 lbs

I hope that everyone plans to watch the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on Tuesday. They are going to have a segment on HCG and someone we all know through our blogging community is going to be on it! Ed and Jenn are going to be TV STARS! I'm so excited. I've got my daughter TiVoing for me and I'll be watching avidly. Here is the link to their show schedule just in case you're interested: http://www.mandjshow.com/where-to-watch/

Another small loss. Nothing to sneeze at though. At least it's continuing down... I have about two weeks worth of HCG left in the vial. It's beginning to look like that won't get me down to my goal weight, but it's going to be pretty close. Within 5 pounds. I will have to see if I have the will power to continue with the program at that time. I may be so sick of the VLCD that I will need a break by then. And the great thing about this program is that there are so many options. I could stop and do a 3 week P3 and then continue to another short P2, or I could do an interruption of up to two weeks, which might just give me the break I need to go back and stick it out to the end... Or I could just suck it up and keep going until I finish. I have a trip to Orlando planned in late May so if I'm not down to goal by then, I may just do a short break... So since I don't have to make that decision yet, I'll just keep hoping for better losses as I go on...

Well, it's late Sunday and we'll all have to get back to work or whatever tomorrow, so I'll say goodnight. And HAPPY LOSING!!!


Hi Mary, I think just walking should be fine as long as it's not too strenuous. My problem with hiking is that it's pretty hot (in the 90's) and it's a steep 1 1/2 mile climb. So it's pretty strenuous. Not as bad as the 8 mile hikes I do with my hiking buddies, but still gets me dehydrated. So don't give it up unless you have problems with it...

Liz, Glad you like the new 'do! And funny how those kinds of headaches can disappear when you kick the cause of the stress out the door! My headache finally went away on it's own. Just had to get enough fluids in my body...

B! So you decided to give me a chance to pass you by? We'll see tomorrow...

Monica, the headache is gone thank goodness. And it feels really good to be so close, but it's also a little nerve wracking. I just want it to be done, but I'm so immersed in it, I can't quite fathom how I will manage once I'm done! What a dilemma! LOL!

Biz, I had already put the link up when I saw your vlog. So yes we're watching and TiVo'ing it! I'm so psyched! I can't wait to see it... But I'm not nearly as hyper as you! Calm down girl! You are just going ballistic with excitement! LOL!