Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 63...I'm stuck :(

I cannot seem to get this last 5lbs off. It COULD be that I had a marathon baking day on Sunday where I created the following:
  • Toffee Bark
  • Cream Wafer Cookies
  • Fudge
  • Reese's Pnut Butter Cookies
  • Pecan Sandies
  • Pecan Tarts
  • and the piece de la resistance (said with a profound french accent) SPICED ALMONDS AND PECANS.

I will admit... I did indulge on Sunday- I didn't crave the sweets at all. I just wanted to eat ALL the pecans I could get my hands on. You start off with a table spoon of butter in a 9x13 pan and melt it in the oven at 325. Once melted you pour the pecans or almonds into the pan, and then sprinkle with a dash of ginger, salt, garlic powder, and 2 tsps soy sauce. Mix them up and bake for about 20 minutes and voila - YUMMY!!!! Anyway- I'm stuck at 120 - have gone down a tad bit in measurements but not enough to note here. I did notice that my chest measurements have finally evened out with my hips so I'm happy about that!!! Wish me luck this week- I don't want to get hit with the curse of the sweet tooth with all these goodies stored at my house!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 59... another 12 oz gone!

Oh this has been the best week of the entire diet! I have not had ANY stalls- which is amazing to me. I think that cutting out one portion of fruit per day has really helped. Also, I alternate each night between smooth move tea and Lacey Labeau's super diet tea- and that might have something to do with it too. Keeps things moving!

I went out today to try and find something snazzy to wear to Dan's company xmas party tomorrow night. I went to the MALL of all places, and I typically avoid that place at all costs. Why does everything look like it's made for a pregnant person? Flowy, not form fitting- empire wasted, with tie backs? I didn't just lose almost 30lbs to look like I'm trying to cover up a baby bump at the age of 40. OR what is it with those stupid little attached belts that are right underneath your boobs? What a way to make your @$$ look HUGE!!!! Ugh, I guess I'm just totally OUT OF FASHION. I came home with nothing... but oh well, I'm 120 lbs and for that I'm thankful even if I have to go to the party in a toga. HA!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 58... another 14oz down!

Oh Joy! The end is near! Now if I can only make it through this weekend without screwing up - I think I will be done by christmas!! Measurements tomorrow- I have not weighed 121lbs in a lifetime it seems!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 57 - another pound gone! Wahooo! 25lbs GONE!

Scale says 122lbs today :) My goal of 115lbs is finally approaching!!!! Yesterday, I drank 3 liters of water, and didn't eat the fruit portions of my meals and I think that was the kick I needed - the hcg forums mentioned that this might help toward the end of a round when things slow down, so I'm going to just have ONE fruit portion today...

My husband told me last night that I look just as good as I did in college when he met me... I was 18 years old. That was 18 years, 2 C-Sections and a Hysterectomy ago...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 56 - recovered from severe blond moment!

Ok, because I woke up on Sunday 1lb heavier after my dinner on Saturday night- I decided to do an apple day. I woke up yesterday and hopped on the scale and was up another pound. I think I about had a heart attack. I got off the scale, then gingerly stepped back on... praying that my eyes were playing tricks on me. NOT. No such luck. WHAT IS GOING ON???? I racked my brain all day, was in a FOUL mood - and then it hit me... I have two cinnamon sugar cups in my cupboard. One is mixed with sugar, the other I mix with stevia. I think I was sprinkling real cinnamon and sugar on my apples all day long on Sunday! WHAT AN IDIOT!!!

Anyway, I did a bad thing :) I did ANOTHER apple day yesterday... I know I know, probably not a good idea however, I was desperate. I got on the scale today and was down to 123, a loss of 2.5 lbs since yesterday- I'm back on track THANK YOU GOD.

I have to say I LOVED eating my steak lunch today. After two days of apples, I needed some protein!! So, yet another lesson learned! I have 7lbs left to go to hit my goal weight!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 55... Storytime Sunday

Yesterday, woke up to no gain no loss, but expected that due to my lack of caloric/water intake on Friday. Yesterday was Ali's birthday celebration... here is what I ate:

Elements Tapas Bar
8 Green olives
5 Grapes covered in blue cheese and Pistachios
1 Bacon Wrapped Fig

Four Daughters Pub
Chicken burger with avocado and bacon (no bun, no condiments)
Sweet potato fries and a lil' bit o ranch dressing
John Daly Drink
When I got home... 2 chocolate chip cookies. I figured HECK why not I did myself in already!

Guess what I woke up to on the scale, a ONE POUND GAIN only! I feared the worst, and after everything I ate I figured I'd be in a world of hurt! Apple day for me to day to shed the pound, I had a great time though and after 55 days of VLCD I figured what the heck, I'm going to enjoy this time to go out with the girls!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Day 53 down 14oz from Wednesday!

Today was a GREAT DAY. Down .75" in chest, .5" in thighs and .25 in my left arm :) Everything else has stayed the same. Today I've hit the 124lb mark and it feels great!

I went shopping today, to try on jeans... I still have 9lbs to lose officially to hit my goal weight so I wasn't exactly shopping to buy, but to give myself motivation. I was at the mall with Jacki (who has lost 32lbs now, the same weight as her youngest child!) and decided to go into the Buckle Store. A gal I go to church with had on some jeans the other day that I just loved. We pulled some size 28's just to try them on, and the little salesman told me that they were to big. Some of those jeans he pulled for me were SO LOW RISE that I knew if I were to bend over, you'd see some things you don't want to see! I don't think he realized that I'm pushing 40, and don't think it's appropriate to walk around with my cheeks hanging out of my jeans :) Regardless, the ones I liked the best were $145.00 which I would never dream of spending on a single pair of jeans in a million years- however, I was amazed at how much my thighs have shrunk. I didn't look like a pear for the first time since I can remember. After that nice ego boost, I headed to Fred Meyer to try on some Levis... a little easier on the pocket book, and lucky me- they were on sale. SIZE 4 if you can believe that! Off to Old Navy I went with my $10 off coupon, and bought another SIZE 4 jeans. I'm so happy right now, I never thought I would EVER EVER EVER wear this size again - THANK GOD FOR HCG!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 51... Down a whole pound!

I'm officialy 125 lbs :) I will do measurements tomorrow - and see if I notice a big drop, gosh this gets painfully SLOW at the end!! Not to mention HARD especially around the holidays... did an apple day yesterday hoping to get things moving again!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 49... measley 2 ounces

DANG DANG DANG... only 2 ounces!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! And that was with taking smooth move... hm. I guess I'll see what tomorrow morning brings.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 48 - down another pound!

I'm almost there... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I am SO HOPING to be down to my 115lb goal weight by the 20th of December. I have BIG PLANS for phase two. Jacki clued me in on something, if she is finished with her daily meals by 5pm at LATEST, she loses more. So I tried that yesterday, and was down 12 oz today. So- to test this theory again I'll make sure to have my evening meal by 5pm and be done. Last night was kinda hard- had a Christmas party to go to, made lemon bars which I HATE - but there were so many other yummmmy things to eat there. I didn't touch a thing. WATER WATER WATER... I keep reminding myself that I'm ALMOST done with this- don't blow it now!!!! It's not worth it, remember the eggs Melissa! Remember the eggs!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 46 - finally measurements!

Ok, been busy busy at work- so I've slacked on posting! Sorry! Here are the measurements for this week!

Start Start Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Chest 39.75" 36.5" 36" Same 35.75" 35" down 4.75"
Waist 32.25" 29.5" same 27" 28" 26.5" down 5.75"
Hips 38" 37" same 35" 35" 28.5"(?) down 3"(?)
Thighs 42.75" 41" 40.75" 39.75" 39" same down 3.75"
R Arm 12.5" same same same 11.5" same down 1"
L Arm 12" same same same 11.25" 11" down 1.25"
Weight 147 140 136 133 130 127 down 20 lbs

I'm not sure about the hip measurements... I need to recheck those I don't think I could have gone down from 35 to 28.5" - that would be ridiculous! So, as it stands I'm down 20 lbs and somewhere around 20". Will update with the correct measurement in the morning!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 43... oops, forgot to measure!

Ok, I'm going to be honest with you all... last night after going to Amy's house to pick up my my new shipment of HCG - I had a bit of a breakdown. I got home and started dinner for the boys late, I was famished and in a very bad mood. Before I could use proper good judgement, I proceeded to shove 4 deviled eggs into my mouth in rapid succession. After this temporary lapse in judgement, I decided that I'd better not eat anything else or I'd totally regret it in the morning. Within an hour, my stomach hurt SO BAD I thought I was actually going to get sick. After complaining to everyone under the sun who would listen to me- I decided a good dose of Pepto was in order. My stomach has not hurt that bad in a very very long time! Thanks to the Pepto, I was able to make it through the night. I guess I cured my craving for eggs- because I don't think I'll ever eat another deviled egg as long as I live. I woke up this morning, and grudginly stepped on my scale, preparing myself mentally for huge gains only to find that I was down 2 ounces! Thank God for small miracles!!!! Didn't measure this morning, ran out of time- so I will do this tomorrow :)

Lesson: DO NOT EAT 4 DEVILED EGGS on a SEVERELY EMPTY STOMACH - while taking HCG phase II!!!!!