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

Saturday, May 17, 2008

VLCD Day # 36 - Still losing...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Total loss for all 3 rounds 52.4 lbs.
Loss this round 12.6
Yesterday's weight 146
Today’s weight 145.6
Overnight Loss of - .4 lbs

I'm posting really late tonight. I had grandkids at the house all day long and they kept me hopping. DH is gone to Orlando so I didn't have any help... But now it's quiet and very late so I'm taking the time to post my stats. But that's it for today... Hopefully I'll have more to report tomorrow...

Marygirl, I'll have to talk about my shopping here pretty soon. Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a while. But I'll catch up tomorrow... Love ya!

Biz, so you're a flower child huh? Very cool, or should I say, Groovy!

Jan, yes, I think I'm in the zone. And it's about time!

Friday, May 16, 2008

VLCD Day # 35 - Another Great Day...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Total loss for all 3 rounds 52 lbs.
Loss this round 12.2
Yesterday's weight 147.4
Today’s weight 146.0
Overnight Loss of - 1.4 lbs

Okay, peeps! I've had good losses for three days now so I'm just tickled about that. And I found a swimsuit... Not as stylish as Jennifer's, but it works for me. So I'm getting closer to being ready for my trip. My husband left this morning to attend the show that is the main reason for the trip. He will meet his company president and vice president to represent their company and to do some training. He will probably still have some business to take care of when I get there next week so I may have some time on my own before he's free. Oh, my, what shall I do with the time? lol! But really I won't be completely on my own since the wife of one of his co-workers is going to be there and she and I always have fun on the few occasions we've gone on trips together. She's from PA and is a little petite thing. We will have to hit some of the shops in Orlando before we head on over to the Gulf on Friday. Then, it's beach time! Woo Hoo! Can you tell I'm excited about this trip? What a difference to be able to plan a trip like this without the anxiety of being overweight. Imagine trying to find clothes that look good and would disguise my size if I hadn't found HCG. Not to mention having to wear a swimsuit in front of our friends. EWWW! I will probably still be a little self conscious but then again, maybe not so much! HaHa! Yes, it's a treat to be able to look forward to it instead of dreading it...


Thanks Mary... You always make me feel good, even when I'm not doing so great. You're an awesome cheerleader! Love you too!

Biz, we're the retro girls. I have a reason though since that really is my era. You couldn't actually remember wearing that stuff because you're not old enough! But it is a cool look and I'm glad it's back in style! And thanks for the pep talk. It's taken me longer to get this far than I was hoping for, but I'm getting there. And giving up is NOT an option!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

VLCD Day # 34 - It's all downhill from here... Thank goodness

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 148.2
Today’s weight 147.4
Overnight Loss of - .8lbs
LIW for Break: 147.8 (5-4-8)

Okay, it took me 4 days to get that 1.8 lbs off, but now I'm back Under my LIW from my break last week. So add that to the time I took for the break and that's about 10 days of weight loss lost! But don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, because I know that I really needed that break and it helped me to come back to the protocol with a different outlook and resolve. So now I'm trying to make the most of the time I have left before my trip. I still have to find a swimsuit and figure out what fun skinny clothes I'm going to take. So that's going to be almost as enjoyable as the trip I guess! I still haven't needed to buy many pants or shorts since I'm fitting into the very smallest sizes that I've had in the closet for a few years. Some of them have been thrown out or given away because they are really NOT that flattering and somewhat dated, but many are old favorites that I'm really enjoying being able to wear again. And my daughter has given me a few pairs of her capris and jeans that are now too big for her. And they're really cute. Probably not stuff that I would ordinarily buy but I really like them. The biggest splurge has been buying cute tops in all the geometrical patterns and colors that are out right now. The retro look is great for me because it reminds me so much of the 70's styles that were popular about the time I was graduating from high school.
Well my DH is saying it's time to leave so I'll stop for now, happy losing to all you losers out in protocoland...


B, You'll do great afterwards I'm sure. And during pregnancy, just eat healthily and you can't help but lose weight with all that HCG surging through your bloodstream!

Hey Liz, are we going to be in Florida at the same time? Probably not at the same beach though. We are going to start in Orlando and then go over to the Gulf side for a few days... So that's weird about your bathroom scale disappearing. Do you think it was hiding from you? LOL!

Yes Biz, we are so lucky to have found HCG! It probably saved our lives!

Jan, yes it's not just the physical body that needs to change, we still need to change our mental outlook too. I'm hoping that this will help us learn new habits that will stay with us for our whole lives...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

VLCD Day # 33 - No THAT's more like it!

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 149.4
Today’s weight 148.2
Overnight Loss of - 1.2 lbs
LIW for Break: 147.8 (5-4-8)
0.4 lbs OVER LIW

After a STRICT day of VLCD, I’m doing a bit better with the weight loss this morning with a 1.2 loss. So that’s a relief. I was worried that I wasn’t going to have any losses after my little break. I have 5 more days of injections before my upcoming trip to Orlando. My LIW will be on Monday the 19th and I’ll be leaving on Wednesday the 21st so that will be my last day of the VLCD. I’m pretty sure that I won’t be at my goal by then because I still have 12 pounds to lose, so this still won’t be the end of my round. I will just count it as another interruption and will go back to the HCG/VLCD when I return from my trip on the 27th.

I am so happy to be close to the end of the protocol. And although I’m worried about whether I can really stabilize and eventually go back to eating “normally” without worrying about putting on weight, I am sure that I will never let my weight get out of hand again. I enjoy being thin way too much to let it pile back on as I did in the past. And now I have the tools and knowledge to keep my weight close to my final “set point”. I am confident that I can do this by weighing daily and correcting any small gains as they appear. I will strive to treat those little gains seriously because we all know how a few of those in a row can put us right back on the road to obesity. It is my strategy to treat each small gain as a problem to be tackled immediately and I will use the tricks and techniques that this group has taught me to correct each gain as it occurs so that I can enjoy a healthy life at my proper weight. I believe I can do this without ever having to resort to doing the HCG protocol again, but it’s nice to know that it will always be there if I ever should need it again...


B, I'm working on catching up but I still have a way to go...

Mary, they'll just have to call us the gila monster girls, with our dry skin...

Jan, I just had to get strict with myself, and it worked!

Biz, yeah I don't know what I was thinking! LOL! And thanks for the compliment! So what do you think, did we not only find a way to lose weight, but the fountain of youth too? Because I sure do feel younger too... Aint' it grand?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

VLCD #32 - Slow start

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 149.6
Today’s weight 149.4
Overnight Loss of +.2 lbs
LIW for Break: 147.8 (5-4-8)
1.6 lbs OVER LIW

Hmmm. Only lost .2 this morning. Yesterday I ended up doing kind of an egg day, but used about a 1/4 tsp of olive oil for eggs in the morning and had a salad with my eggs in the evening. I probably had too much fat because of the 8 eggs I had, I ate all of the whites and 4 or 5 yolks. That's what I get for not being prepared. I stuck to protocol to the letter today so I'm planning on a bigger loss tomorrow.

I wasn't the least bit hungry today. Which is great for me since I'm usually hungry the first few days of VLCD. I am missing the lotion though! I was really slathering it on during my break and it was so nice to have my skin hydrated again. It is such a dry climate here that it's a real struggle to limit the lotion. I do have the Abba oil free moisturizer that I use during P2 but I don't care for it as much as my regular lotion.

I've gotta tell you guys that I'm really glad I posted that picture of Sofia and me yesterday because you people really made me feel good with all the compliments! And that was Sunday morning, no make-up, just rolled out of bed hair too! So thank you all... And Sofia thanks you too.


Biz, I guess 1.8 isn't too bad. But now I need to start getting rid of it again! I will definitely have to try the aspirin before trick!

Wendy, when we're both at goal let's celebrate at Macayo's together! Maybe we can keep each other from blowing our P3! LOL!

Thanks B! I'm sure you'll do great too, getting ready for hubby to come home...

CB, yes it's me. And I just looked at my arms since you said that and they actually do look skinny!

Thanks for the compliment Jan... And I know 1.8 isn't bad, but here I am having to lose it again!

Liz, I get headaches with wine too! It really stinks, so I'm glad I've got the pickle juice cure now!

Yes Mary, the fun is over for a while! And I'm working on that 1.8...

Crystal, Thanks for stopping by... And your time will come to have those sweet little bundles of joy! She's a sweetheart... And I check for your posts all the time! So please keep posting!

Jennnnnnnn! There you are! I missed ya gal! I guess the great swimsuit search is on again! I'm going to Orlando in a couple of weeks so I'll have to hustle and find something soon... I'm also going to try to get down a few more pounds between now and then. The egg day didn't help much. So I'm back to strict P2 today...

Monday, May 12, 2008

VLCD #31 - Back to basics

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 149.0
Today’s weight 149.6
Overnight Loss/Gain of +.6 lbs
LIW for Break: 147.8 (5-4-8)
1.8 lbs OVER LIW

Hi all! So today is back to the VLCD after a wonderful week of food variety. I didn't do too badly, but I still can't help but feel a twinge at being over my LIW by almost 2 pounds. To compensate I am doing my first VLCD as a higher protein day than I normally do. I had eggs for breakfast and will eat higher protein for lunch and dinner with just a small veggie for each and no fruit. I'm hoping this will work as a protein day or steak day would on P3 and put me down a little more than just the VLCD alone. I know it may not be necessary since I started injections today, but I also feel that I ate so much yesterday that I need to do penance! But the day didn't start out that way...

I had a piece of toast and peanut butter to fuel my energy for our hike. We stopped by to pick up two of our grandkids to take them hiking but the 8 year old changed his mind and stayed in bed. So we bundled up Sofia and off we went to the trailhead. She just loves to go with us and coos and hums as she is being bounced along in her comfy seat. She charms all the other hikers we pass along the way with her bright eyes and sweet smile. Here is a pic of Sofia and Grandma (me!) on our hike yesterday...

The hike went fine and when we got home my daughter came over with her two so she could give me my mother's day gift and they could go swimming. She gave me a new bikini! No pic here, because it didn't fit. She was trying to find the same suit that Jennifer has in her Mexico pics because I was telling her how much I liked it... so she found it at Macy's and get this... The brand name is "Becca"! So it seems like it's fated that I should have that suit right? But sorry to say the suit doesn't fit. I have a little too much "back" to fit in the size "L" bottoms. So it will be returned... And the search will go on...
So after they left, my DH and I decided to go to the movies. We figured we could go to the afternoon showing and be done in time to meet the family for dinner at 5. But we didn't eat lunch so we were hungry at the theater and just wanted a snack to tide us over. So I had popcorn! My weakness.
Then dinner was delayed until 6:30, so we had to find something to do for the hour and a half after the movie so we did a little shopping then went to Macayo's early for a margarita in the bar. And I was still kind of hungry so we ate chips and salsa. And by the time our kids got there at 6:30 I was feeling no pain from the 1 1/2 jumbo margies! So as you can see, my diet was pretty much blown for the day. So no wonder I was up a bit this morning.
So that's the reason for the gain... And now I have one more thing to say about headaches. I have a problem with headaches when I drink alcohol. It usually limits me to one drink at a time. Well, recently I heard of a remedy for headaches so I thought I'd give it a try after my margarita escapades last night. So after we got home, I took two asprin and followed it with a shot of pickle juice! And this morning I have just a faint trace of a headache. MUCH different than the usual pounding headache that lasts all day. So I've found a new remedy! Hurray! I understand that just the pickle juice alone may help with regular headaches but for hangover type headaches, take the asprin as well...


Hey Liz, we'll be VLCD buddies for a bit huh? Good luck to you!

Biz, Yes I'm eager to read the rest of what Shelly comes up with too... Interesting stuff.

Mary, yes I do like the hiking...

Thanks B, my mother's day was fun as you can see!

Monica, I plan to get back into a more complete routine once I'm done with this last P2. I want to be a fit and healthy grandma so I can keep up with the little ones...