Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 12, Phase 3

Ok, so I've been MIA for a bit. I have decided that I DON'T LIKE PHASE 3. I liked the safety and security that was Phase 2. Where it was all laid out, and things worked if you chose to follow the protocol exactly. With Phase 3, there is more guesswork. It's a day by day process where you are not exactly sure what is going to happen when you gingerly set foot on your bathroom scale in the morning. If you are an ounce over 2 lbs from your weight the last day of drops... then it's steak day. I have had to have 2 steak days so far on phase 3 and they are entirely MY FAULT. I went out to dinner with the gals- and ate starches (in the form of sweet potato fries) that are a no no. At work the other day, I got attacked by red licorice... it was a bad bad day. I went out to dinner again last night and was slightly up again this morning, because one I had 3 beverages that contained sugar in them. Also, I didn't come anywhere near drinking enough water. So today, I'm puffed up and feel like the stay puffed marshmallow man again.

I have a little over a week left of Phase 3, and then I can go back on to Phase 2 for my final round. I simply cannot wait!!!

Don't let me discourage you- or make you afraid of Phase 3. If you do what you are supposed to do, then you will probably not have to worry about steak days or fluctuations... I'm just being a big cry baby as usual!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 4, Phase 3

Still staying within a pound of my LW. Which amazes me. I feel like I've done NOTHING but chow down for 4 days... and "set your metabolism high" keeps playing in the back of my mind so I keep shoving in more and more protein. Not so fun on the tummy, because my system is NOT used to eating this amount of protein so I might look in to purchasing some digestive enzymes to help process! TONS of water is needed, it's amazing. I drank more than 2 liters- and I noticed my toes were cramping last night which surprised me. Tonight I'm going out with the girls for a Birthday celebration, so we will see what the scale says tomorrow. I tried a "mug cake" last night and it was YUMM-Y!!!!

2 T almond flour
1 T cocoa
1 1/2 T xylitol
1 egg
2 T cream or half and half
1 T oil (olive oil or coconut oil)
splash of vanilla
Bake in micro for 90 sec.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

THE BIG UPDATE :) Final Loss Report!

I began this diet at 147lbs- ended at 119

Here are the measurements:

Bust: 39.25" Now 33.5" - total loss 5.75"
Waist: 32.25" Now 25.5" - total loss 6.75"
Hips: 38" Now 33" - total loss 5"
Thighs: 42.75" Now 36.6" - total loss 6.25"
L Arm: 12" Now 10.5" - total loss 1.5"
R Arm: 12.5" Now 11" - total loss 1.5"
L Thi: 24.25" Now 20.5" - total loss 3.75"
R Thi: 24.75" Now 21.5" - total loss 3.25"

Total loss in inches: 27.5"
Total loss in pounds: 28

I will post a picture tonight!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 2 of Phase 3...

I gained a little under a pound... I'm not going to freak out yet, because I was told this might happen due to any traces of the HCG being in my system. Today I'm going to be MUCHO careful on everything that goes into my mouth... also- I took smooth move yesterday- and nothing happened, so there is that little issue as well! I feel like the stay puffed marshmallow man!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Phase 3 Begins...

I will post pictures and final weight loss tally on Thursday :) Phase 3 begins today, I woke up this morning losing another 6 oz. So, I went from 147 - to 119 in a few short months, through the worst part of the year for dieting... being Thanksgiving and Christmas! I went from a size 12 to a size 2 or 4!

I will post my weight tomorrow, along with a complete overview of what I ate today to up my caloric intake... that way you can see the results, and I PRAY I DON'T GAIN!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Final Day of Round 2... SCARED SCARED SCARED

Well, woke up today down 6 oz which is good I guess although my stomach has been JACKED UP since Friday!!! Tomorrow I start Phase 3 and I have no idea what to expect. My biggest fear is gaining weight, which is stressing me out! Phase 2 is so simple, cut and dry- this is what you can eat and what you can't... Phase 3 isn't so black and white. I plan on starting my Phase 3 working my way up to 1500 calories, and only eating the same foods as I have been but in larger quantities. That amount seems so astronomical, given I've survived happily on 500 calories since October. How on earth am I going to eat that much???? I will also be starting my P90X dvd's... hopefully that will help with the mental part of eating so much more and my profound fear of gaining weight. Relying heavily on advice from the forums... wish me luck!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

1st day of VLCD with no drops...

Did an apple day yesterday, was up ALL NIGHT in the bathroom- and only lost a pound. AHHHHH. Oh well. Today I felt awful until I ate lunch... now I'm just hoping I don't end up in the bathroom all day with whatever is wrong with me. I think my body is ready to go back to eating a few more calories, because I've been starving lately!!! Will keep you posted tomorrow, hoping to God I don't gain!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Today is my LAST DAY OF DROPS!

Well, I made it through the holidays maintaining within a pound of my weight on the 24th of December :) So, I'm happy for that. A couple ups, a couple downs- and here I am still at 119. I'm doing an apple day today because I've been stalled for 4 days now. These last couple pounds are KILLING ME. Today will be my last day of drops, tomorrow will begin my 72 hour (3 days) of dieting without the drops. This should be interesting. So... Tuesday- I will officially be on phase 3! I'm scared... I'm excited... I'm ready to stabilize and get on with life!!