Friday, March 19, 2010

Hey Mikey! He Liked it!

Miracle Noodles are a GOOOOO! Dan liked my Shrimp Scampi with Miracle Noodles- I cannot wait to try these on phase 3!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miracle Nooooodles....

Ok. Took another plunge and ordered "miracle noodles" and am going to use my husband's taste buds as a guinea pig :) My first recipe... Shrimp Scampi. One of his favorites- however, he cannot have carbs until Phase 4 and these special noodies don't have any carbs...

I will check in tomorrow, and let you know if he likes... or doesn't like. I have to say- I read about them online on the hcg forums, so I ordered- but you would not believe how they show up! They are packed in water, and squishy! I will post a picture of the packaging... and of the finished result!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I tried something - from my FAVORITE hcg forum...

1 Yerba Mate tea bag
1 Dandilion Roodt tea bag
1 Green Tea tea bag

Steep for 3 minutes, drink two large cups at night.

I LOST 2LBS OVERNIGT!!! I was averaging MAYBE 2 oz. or NOTHING a day because I'm down to the wire which has made these last pounds painfully slow- however, this WORKED. I'm going to try it tonight again and see if it was a fluke... but I don't think so! You GOTTA try this!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ok... update and such!

This week has been crazy. The funny thing about shrinking in front of everyone, is everyone wants to know what the heck you are doing to lose the weight. That is fun, but at the same time scary. This is not a "normal" diet. It is hard. It goes against conventional health and fitness beliefs. It is an entirely new concept, that is very much- old. By that I mean, it's been around since the 50's.... so, because of what the diet entails, I almost hesitate when people ask me what I'm doing because right off they say "that isn't healthy" and so on. Well, if you consider starving yourself all day long trying to lose weight healthy, then go for it. On this diet, although it limited me to 500 calories per day, I still ate more on this diet than on some days before I started!!! Not only did I lose weight quickly, I have not felt this good in I don't know how long. I have cut out sugar, I have cut out refined starches, I am drinking an ungodly amount of water... how can that be a bad thing?

Anyway- I digress. I am going through and keeping track of everyone I know on this diet...

Ali (friend)- on phase 4 and stabilized WAY under last weigh in amount
Gwynn (cousin) - on phase 4 - starting another round to lose just the last bit of body fat hanging around
Aunt Margo - on phase 4 - and starting another round
Jacki (friend)- currently on phase 2, has lost a whopping 60lbs
Angie (SIL)- currently on phase 4, lost 47lbs - body fat down to 19% - stabilizing under last weigh in amount
Amy (friend)- currently on phase 2 - just started another round - lost 25lbs first round
Tony (BIL)- currently on first round of phase 2 wk 3 - almost 25lbs lost
Dan (hubbie)- began phase 4 after 23 day round, lost 24lbs in 23 days
Aunt Sally- first round of phase 2 wk 2, down 16lbs
Judy (mom) - first round of phase 2 wk 3, down 25lbs
Aunt Julie - starting first round this week
Erika - first round
Tammy -first round, down 20lbs wk 3
Wendy -first round
Lisa - first round
Sonja - first round of phase 2, wk 3 - 16lbs
John (BIL) - 2nd round of phase 2 - 37lbs
Mary - first round
Hayley - first round, 18lbs
Scott - 2nd round
German - 2nd round
Deann - on phase 3 maintaining

WOW. When I write it all down... that is a LOT OF PEOPLE!

I have been reading a lot of different forums, and new facebook pages. It's frustrating, because I'm naturally a very bossy person and when people are doing things that are so far off protocol, it drives me nuts. I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut. I follow the original Dr. Simeons protocol. I refer frequently to "Pounds & Inches". I do not deviate, because I want to maximize my results. There are so many new plans out there, that allow so many things that are WAY off protocol. Secondly, they are mostly homeopathic versions of HCG which don't even contain HCG. They trick your body into creating it's own HCG... whereas the prescription form actually contains HCG. They are 2 different things, and work on different principles. I started off on homeopathic and stalled after 2 wks. I was frustrated... and started reading about the differences. Needless to say- I switched to prescription, and never had hunger or stalls again. It was so much more consistent!!!

I started my own facebook page for HCG. It currently has all my family and pals on there - supporting each other with recipes, updates, successes, failures and more. If you'd like to join - here is the link!!/pages/HCG-Metamorphosis/365403893267?ref=ts

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dan is almost done...

My husband starts his 3 days of no drops and VLCD tomorrow. In 23 days he has gone from 183.4lbs t0 162lbs - I will post the final results when he is done on Friday. I'm so proud of him. In his line of work as a firefighter- this has not been easy. He has to be away from home at the firehouse for 24 hour shifts, trying not to cheat with all the goodies brought to him and his crew.

As the story goes, one of his crew members tried to steal one of his shrimps out of his salad- he almost lost an arm! After the first week, this was easy for him, he has not suffered from being hungry, shaky or grumpy (anymore than usual that is). So- for all you men out there who are skeptical on trying this because it's a hormone and you are worried you will find yourself in a training bra... don't worry. I know several men doing this right now, and all are having phenomenal results!!

I'm still working on 3 lbs... I shall prevail!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Thanks to Christine, I have a recipe to share! Phase 2 onion rings! In my food processor- I ground up a whole box of roasted garlic melba snacks (finely ground). Cut large yellow onion in to rings, and soak them in cold water do 30 minutes. Put the crumbs mixed with sea salt, cajun seasoning and rings in a large zippie, shake shake shake then bake at 375 til' done!

OMGOOOODNESS they were yummy!!!! The crumbs that are left over, I added to ground beef to complete my minin meatloaf recipe :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 29 VCLD...

I'm hovering at the same weight... it stinks. I have to ask myself, do I have anymore to lose? I look at places on my body and say YES. I just don't think my body agrees. I fit into a size 26 Citizens Jeans so that means I'm down another size so I should probably try and quit worrying about 3 measly pounds but DARN IT I want those 3lbs gone!!!

My lucky duck husband has lost over 17lbs since starting on the 15th. I swear, I didn't think I'd make it through the first week living with him, but now he thinks the diet is a piece of cake. Well, lets say a piece of chicken cause thinking about cake makes me want cake. I think he weighs less than he did when we got married, at 166lbs right now. He has always been very athletic and muscular and likes being able to see those muscles a little better now that the nice layer of fat that covered them is gone! Still workin' on those luv handles tho.

My mom started last thursday- and as of today is down 14lbs. She is feeling good, energized- the only issue is the amount of time she spends in the potty due to all the water intake! I made mini meatloafs the other day, compliments of my sister. Of course she follows the diet a little bit differently than I do- she mixes her veggies. Bad girl. I am not one of those gals who can deviate from the original protocol without consequences... so I don't mix veggies and fruits. So here is my modified version of her mini meatloaf recipe:

1lb LEAN ground beef
3T Minced Garlic
3T Minced Onion (dehydrated)
1 egg white
6-7 Roasted Garlic Melba Snacks- ground
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste and any other herbs (no starch included) that you like in your meatloaf.
Shape into balls and place in large muffin cup tin - bake at 375 for about 30 minutes and voila!