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

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Break Day#9 - This is Friday's post, just didn't get it posted in time...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
LIW for Break 146.0 (5-19-08)
Yesterday's weight 147.6
Today’s weight 147.4
Overnight loss - .2 lbs
1.4 lbs OVER LIW

I’m very pleased with how well I’m maintaining my weight. I’m only 1.2 above my LIW and not really having any issues. My book club met last night and the hostess chose an Italian restaurant which is one of the hardest to negotiate for P2 and for P3. They put a basket of yummy looking bruschetta on the table when we sat down and that was my biggest temptation. I successfully resisted it though. I had a salad with grilled chicken for dinner. Those huge plates of pasta that my friends were eating looked so delicious. I had a big twinge of wishing that I was finished with this protocol so that I could dig into a big bowl… Seriously though, I don’t think I’ll ever look at pasta and bread the same way. In the future I’ll try to think of starches as a condiment which should be taken in small doses.

Okay now I’ve got to tell you about the Wii Fit that my daughter got this week. She’s been telling me to come over and try it out so yesterday I stopped by to see what all the fuss was about. It comes with a DVD for the program and what looks like a large bathroom scale for the participant to stand on. When you step on it it has you set up your profile. You choose an avatar and enter your age, and height info. It weighs you and tells you if you if you are Normal, underweight or overweight, or obese. It was gratifying to see that I was in the normal range. Then it checks your posture and balance. It has you try to stay balanced and keep a bar on the screen within a color range. Each time you do this for a specified amount of time, it then gives you a smaller target to go for. You just stand on the platform and shift your weight until the bar is in the right zone and try to keep it there until the timer goes off. This tells the machine how good your posture and balance is. Then it calculates your Wii Fit age based on all the info entered and your test results. I managed to get through all of the screens on the first try and ended up with a Wii fit age of 37, 17 years younger than my actual. My SIL came through when it was displaying my results and said that his first time his Wii fit age was 44! So now I have that to tease him about! LOL! Then I tried some of the exercises on it and I can see that it would be very effective. I will have to go over there and use it often. So let me know if anyone else has tried it. Too fun!


Shelly, you sure did stop by at the right time! Got to see the trip report! Good to hear from you girl...

Monica, Thanks for the compliment! And you already to look great too! We are all getting hotter as the protocol goes on because we're making it work for us...

Thank you Jan! Now I just need to get finished with the protocol so I can start taking better care of my skin... My daughter is an esthetician so I want to take advantage of that.

Thanks Mary, I was nervous about posting the bikini pic, but where else could I show it and not feel too self conscious? At least you all realize how hard won it is!

Thanks Liz, it seems to be working for me this time!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Break Day # 7 - Trip report....

Here are just a few pics of our trip. I'm waiting for our friends to send the ones they took of us on their camera...
City Walk in Orlando. DH's company was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Waiting for our dinner reservation
Okay, keep in mind that I've still got a few pounds to go, but not bad for a 54 year old grandma huh?

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
LIW for Break 146.0 (5-19-08)
Yesterday's weight 148.6
Today’s weight 147.4
Overnight loss - 1.2 lbs
1.4 lbs OVER LIW

I managed to make it until dinnertime doing the egg day yesterday and then I caved and had a big taco salad for dinner. But I’m please to see that I still had a nice loss this morning so I’m within the two pound range of my LIW. I am still going to go higher on the protein today to see if I can get it down a little closer, but I’m not too worried about it. I have a few days to work on it before the weekend and then I’ll be going back on HCG on Monday.

I didn’t get much chance to talk about my trip yesterday and just in case you’re interested, I’ll give you a few highlights today…

I took the red-eye from Phoenix to Orlando on Wednesday night so I was kind of wiped out for my first day in Florida, but that day was spent traveling towards our destination on the gulf. We were staying at a little hotel on the beach on Treasure Island. It turned out to be a nice location and it had a teeny kitchen so we were able to eat our breakfasts and lunches there. I made scrambled eggs with sautéed onions every morning so I got a good start on the day. Then for lunch, while the other three were having sandwiches, I had a huge salad with lots of veggies, cheese and chopped turkey meat. And RANCH dressing! So good after eating mostly dry salads for the last month.
Thursday after we checked in we went for a long walk down the beach to see what was there. They were in the midst of setting up a big stage on the beach with several other concession trailers. We found out that they were having their memorial day concerts and art fair there for the weekend. So we had that to look forward to! Dinner was a nice seafood meal at a place called Crabby Bill’s. That’s my hubby’s name so we had to get him a t-shirt of course! (see below) Oh and my hubby introduced our friends to the wonders of Key Lime Pie. I had a tiny taste.

Friday we spent on the beach people watching and gathering shells. The water in the Gulf was such a comfortable temperature that we could swim without getting too cold and it was just sunny enough to dry us off, but not enough to make it really hot. Unfortunately, it felt so cool that we didn’t re-apply our sunscreen often enough and we all ended up with sunburns on our first day! Shame on us, since we are Arizonians and we know how important it is to use sunblock. All I can say is that the cool ocean breezes had us fooled! Dinner was at Sculley's on the boardwalk at John’s Pass, down the road from Treasure Island. I indulged in crabcakes, yummm! Desert for the other three was Key Lime pie again. I had just a taste of my hubby’s.
Saturday we did a little shopping and then headed over to John’s Pass again to rent a couple of wave runners. The other couple we were with had never tried them before but ended up just having a blast! It was different riding these in the ocean waves and I laughed so hard each time my husband launched us into the air on the top of a 4 foot wave. Once we hit it just right and were probably 10 feet above the water before crashing down! After we got back, our friends got directions to the bakery where all the local restaurants got their key lime pie from and we decided to go find it. 30 minutes later, we were on our way back home with a fresh pie in tow and even better, I scored a slice of SF chocolate cream pie! We ate our treat by the pool once we got back. Dinner was actually pizza that night since our friends wanted to try a place across from our hotel. Luckily they had a low carb crust version which had a whole wheat crust about as thick as a tortilla. I had two small slices and a side salad.
Sunday was our last day and we decided to go to Fort De Soto which was named the nations #1 beach in 2005. And it was a very nice beach although on Memorial weekend it was naturally quite crowded. We wanted to take the ferry to Egmont key so we could go snorkeling but we didn’t realize the last one left at 11am. We missed it by 20 minutes. So then we decided to rent kayaks and take the self guided tour of the mangroves. That was quite enjoyable and we saw several manatees and once were close enough to reach in the water and touch one. Unfortunately none of my pictures turned out. All you can see is churning water! We had to head back to Orlando to check into our hotel. Then we hit the Universal City walk for dinner at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp factory. Very touristy, but fun. The food was okay, but could have been better. I had salmon but should have tried to find a fresh local fish for my meal. The rum drinks were really good though!
Monday was an early trip to the airport and back home to AZ. On the way home from the airport we stopped at my fave Mexican food restaurant, Macayo’s, for dinner. Sure was glad to sleep in my own bed again!


Jan, I was happy to see the small gain for the week. I would have had a heart attack if I had seen 10 pounds!

Victoria, yes I think the exercise was helpful. We did a lot of walking each day in addition to the fun stuff. And the weather was so wonderful it wasn’t hard to keep moving…
Jenn! thanks for stopping by!
Mary, yes, I see that you've been a naughty girl again!
B, so I gave you some more details. I am going to try to post some pics too!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Break Day # 6 - Back from the beach

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
LIW for Break 146.0 (5-19-08)
Today’s weight 148.6
2.6 lbs OVER LIW

Hi peeps! I'm back from Florida and will post more about the trip later, but I wanted to do a quick post with my stats. I did a pretty good job of following P3 during this time except for a few times when I was coerced into sharing a slice of key lime pie or when I indulged in some fruity alcoholic confections! So I'm happy with such a small gain. I'm doing an egg day today and will probably wait until next Monday to go back on P2 since I haven't had any time to shop or prepare for the VLCD since returning. So details of the trip will wait until tonight or tomorrow! Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll catch up later!