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

Saturday, June 21, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #20/3 remaining - Will I make it?

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Thursday's weight 140.8
Yesterday's weight 140.8
Today's weight 140.4
Overnight loss -.4 lbs

I've got 3 injection days left to go and I'm very close to the 130's. I'm wondering if I will make it or not. I have given up on believing I will make it to my "number" goal of 136 so I'm fine with that, but being in the 130's would mean my BMI would be in the 121 range. So that would be good. I've only got .4 to go to get me there so I'm thinking it's quite possible. I have been continuing to add in the extra 3 eggs for additional protein each day and I've been feeling just fine. Makes me wonder if I really needed to do it or maybe for just the one day I wasn't feeling so good. And my weight loss has not improved much although I have lost a little since then. So today, I'm debating whether to add the eggs or not. So I'll let you know tomorrow...
It's just after noon here in AZ and I've had tea and grapefruit so far. And I'm starting to feel hungry so I'll go have a little lunch now. So stay tuned for the next installment!


B, you're lovely! And I'll get some pics as soon as I can!

Victoria, Thank you for your comments on the number thing and the abnormal fat. I do see some fat left, but it's not necessarily a bad thing since I really don't want to be skin and bones. I just haven't seen the sculpting like Jennifer got which made her muscles more defined. But then again, it might be the age thing! I've got a good 20 years on her!

Thanks Mary... I'm doing okay now...

Jenn, It hasn't really hit me yet. I still have the fear that I'm quitting too soon. But the timing is right so I'm sticking to it. And as long as I manage the stabilization phase the way I want to I WON'T be doing another round in the future. Although I hope someday to get my husband on the program and then I'll have to post about HIM! LOL!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #18/5 - Extra protein...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 141.4
Today's weight 140.8
Overnight loss -.6 lbs

Okay Peeps,

I feel great after my episode yesterday. I added in 3 boiled eggs on top of my regular P2 menu and felt stuffed all day long. I decided to see if that would result in two things... One, clearing up my symptoms of weakness and nausea and two, getting my weight back down after yesterday's gain.
It helped on both issues so I'm going to try it again today. Only problem is that it really does make me feel uncomfortably full all day. So stay tuned and we'll see how I do tomorrow!


Thanks Liz, I think I'm almost there!

Mary, no headaches and no light headedness. So a little different than some... I'll keep monitoring it and keep you all posted!

Jenn, Yes I'm getting close I think! But not quitting yet... 5 more days to go! Will I make it to 136 by then? Doubtful, but WHO CARES! LOL! I'm going to be happy just getting into the 130's.
E is doing just fine. At her lowest weight right now and is going to continue until she has completed the 21 days, which is the same ending day as me. So 5 more for her too! And we are both going to join Biz's P3 boot camp so that we can reset/stabilize properly. I'm very happy about the outcome! I'll post pics next week...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #17/6 - Something going on...

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 141.0
Today's weight 141.4
Overnight loss/GAIN +.4 lbs

I woke up to a small gain this morning after a strict day of protocol food. So what could be happening? No swelling in my fingers and I don't have TOM issues to worry about. Hmmm, then while I was drying my hair my arms started feeling so heavy and I could hardly hold the brush and dryer over my head. I was feeling so tired that I just wanted to put my head down and close my eyes. And then I started feeling nauseous. So I sat down for a minute and finished styling my hair and just pushed through the feeling and got ready for work. I considered staying home, but decided to just go ahead and go in to work. Once there, I emailed Biz to tell her that I thought I needed to add some protein. I wasn't sure if this meant I was nearing the end but that was what I was beginning to think. She suggested adding a few boiled eggs to my daily intake to bring my calories up around 800. So I took her advice and added the eggs to my menu. Once I ate the first egg, I started feeling better right away. And after two more eggs and my grapefruit, I was pretty stuffed. That feeling has stayed with me all day, but the weakness and nausea have disappeared completely. So I am going to see what happens in the morning. If I've put on weight that may be an indication that I should NOT be upping my calories and I'll try to just go back to the VLCD. If my weight is fine, and I feel hungry, I will continue to add the extra protein.

I am struggling a little with the decision mostly because I am still about 5 pounds over my goal and also because my BMI is still 22.1. And I know they're just numbers and I shouldn't be too attached to them so I'll be open to what my body is telling me. And I will not allow myself to get malnourished if I am at the end of my abnormal fat reserves.

I still intend to finish the last 6 injections because I feel that it is important to have 21 days of effective injections from the time of my last break. But I will raise my calorie level to 800 or higher if needed to maintain a healthy energy level.

I'll try to post early tomorrow with my stats and a little update...


Mary, as you can see I've decided to share the POSSIBLE news that I may be done! Can you believe it? Tomorrow will tell...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #16/7 remaining

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Yesterday's weight 141.0
Today's weight 141.0
Overnight loss -0- lbs

Nothing lost but nothing gained! So I'm not unhappy about that. I was expecting a loss today because my nighttime weight was lower than the night before and usually that is an indicator that I will be down in the morning as well, but the nighttime weigh-in doesn't count as we all know...

So two things might be off, not enough water and a couple of those little 20 calorie creamsicles that I had instead of my evening fruit.

So today I'm drinking up! And I'll have an apple instead for my evening snack!


Ed and Jenn! Making an appearance... So good to hear from you. I want to hear all about the crazy activity going on at your house now that it's just FULL of kids! Hope you're having fun...
But don't stay away too long or you might miss my big announcement. But I'll probably not be able to resist emailing you if I actually make it!

Mary, it's supposed to reach 113 here today. No WAY am I going to exercise outside!

Liz, YOU'RE back! I'll have to go look at your blog to see how you did on your trip! Welcome home!

Biz, yes it's true... I FEEL the love! LOL! You'll be one of the first to know!

Monday, June 16, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #15/8 remaining - Any loss....

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
weight 141.2
Today's weight 141.0
Overnight loss -.2 lbs

Yes, at least it's a loss. After two good days in a row, I'm not too disappointed in a .2 loss. I have been sticking to plan very closely and have not deviated at all. I went to a Father's Day celebration at my sister's house yesterday and brought a chicken breast to cook alongside the burgers and hot dogs the rest of the group was eating. Then I just picked my favorite veggies off of the veggie tray that I brought to share and I was just fine. My Dad is diabetic so we didn't have a cake or anything that might have tempted me so that was cool...

My daughter has been cooking a little for a friend who is on P2 right now. The friend doesn't eat veggies and isn't much of a cook so my daughter has been cooking and giving her different soups and meals to see what she will eat and then she will teach her to cook the ones that she likes. So she's been bringing me extra servings of what she makes. So far she's shared some very good chicken chili and some chicken and onion soup. And her friend is really enjoying all the things she thought she didn't like! So it's working out great for all of us... Today I had a bowl of very spicy chicken chili and it was yummy! Thanks Erica!


B, Thank you! I haven't checked on you yet today but I'll go over pretty soon! Take care doll!

Mary, we may just have to forget the outside exercise for a few months. No sense getting heat stroke!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

R3-P2- Final 23 Days - INJ #14 - Whopping losses!

R3 P2 Starting weight on 4-7-8 158.2
Friday's weight 143.2
Yesterday’s weight 142.4 (down .8)
Today's weight 141.2
Overnight loss -1.2 lbs

Okay! Now that's more like it! Two pounds in the last two days! I haven't been doing anything differently, just sticking strictly to protocol. And there you go. I am just thrilled to have such good losses two days in a row so close to goal! It's like a big bonus for work well done or something!

We ended up not going on our hike yesterday morning. Bill had a restless night's sleep which means I did too. He has restless leg syndrome and just keeps thrashing during the night which will wake me up over and over during the night. So when the alarm went off at 5am, we turned it off and just kept on sleeping.
Last night we had a party to go to with people we just see every couple of months. some of these people have seen me during the weight loss process but a couple haven't and I got a lot of questions and compliments. I ended up having to explain the diet several times over. I was kind of sick of talking about it and I was felt like I was talking about myself way too much. I would have just evaded the questions but so many of these people really would benefit from the protocol and seemed genuinely interested. So I just kept patiently repeating the information. I don't know if they will be inspired to give it a try, but I made an open offer to help anyone who wants to make a change.

I've got just 10 days left to go. Will I reach my goal with 5.2 pounds left to lose? Even though I am a fairly slow loser, I'm still holding out hope that I will make it. And if not, I'll be happy with wherever I end up...


Mary, as you see, I didn't get up in time for a hike. I'll have to find an alternative exercise as soon as I'm done with protocol. I will want to work on my fitness level so I guess it'll be back to the gym...