Monday, December 31, 2007

R2P3 New Year's Eve

Start of Week 3 of Phase 3 (yeah, right)
Wt: 174.0 LIW: 168.2
5.8 lbs OVER LIW

After reading Miz Biz blog, now it's got me thinking of everything I should be grateful for and what I want to look forward to. That will take some time. I know one thing is that by the grace of God, it lead me to find Dr. Simeon's protocol. I had been watching and reading Joel Osteen for inspiration and at the same time asking God to give me the strength to find a solution to my weight problem. Many people felt I didn't have a weight problem since in my culture, it is expected for women to be very voluptuous. I don't want to be that and I also don't want to be Kate Moss either. I just want to be thinner, healthier and not be embarrassed when I go somewhere. Many people at work have already told me that I DON'T need to lose anymore, are you kidding me? I'm 5 foot nothing and weigh this much, no way, not good for my heart or health!! Anyway, after watch the KT infomercial, I took notes and began researching the internet for his weight lose cure. I stumbled upon Dr. Simeon's protocol and read. I realized the magic of HCG and that a doctor in Mexico had given me the exact same thing back in the 90's except at a much higher dose that made me very sweaty and burning hot. I knew that I could easily get my hands on the HCG so I got to work on reading some more. I was at Sam's one morning and stumbled across KT's book and bought it. What a waste really since his book was just based on Dr. Simeon's protocol. I read it anyway but there were so many contradictions in his book, that I just put it aside. As I continued to research, I found the Yahoo forum and inspirational blogs that have kept me going. Ok, now I'm just rambling and repeating myself.

Today's menu consists of the same for the last few days: tamales, sweet bread, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, etc. Oh, it is so much fun being home with my daughter, we are just having a great ole time watching movies and vegging out!! This is probably one of the few times that we actually get along, at least till she gets back to school and all the drama begins again!

Now I need to order my supplies so I can start again as soon as they arrive, I am so ready!! I enjoyed this break a bit too much!! Ha, I went to the feed store to ask for a 20cc syringe and they looked at me like I was high!! They started questioning me and I just explained to them that I needed to extract 30cc of liquid and with a smaller syringe, it would take a while. They didn't have it.

Biz, you are just too funny!! Enjoy what you are eating because we both know, with the start of the new year, we will lose all this weight and be ready for summer!! Then we can shop for all those cute summer clothes that we used to pass up and look for what we could find in a X size. No ma'am, that is not going to happen to us in 2008, right?!

Wishing everyone the best and most fruitful year to come!! Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

R2P3 Ready for P2

Wt: 174.2 LIW: 168.2
6 lbs OVER LIW

I'm not too worried because I know it will come off in the first week of P2. I just consider this my loading week(s)!! I need to drink more water!! This morning my specimen was awful!! Very dark yellow.
I guess after bad mouthing TOM over the last couple of days, he decided to show up yesterday afternoon. So now, I will be ready for P2 very soon. I didn't want to start until TOM was over because of what happened my last round, the cravings, the slow losses, etc. So I really am ready for this P2. I'm also polishing off those last tamales since I won't have anymore until Christmas of next year, and by then I will be a smaller size (hopefully)!!
I'm not able to gather all my thoughts together this morning. I am very moody today, feeling weepy and then really pissed off so I can't wait to go back to bed tonight.

Biz, I agree with you wholeheartedly. We now know what affects adversely. When I go to work without my food, I do make poor decisions.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

R2P3 What the fu**!

Wt: 173.6 LIW: 168.2
5.4 lbs OVER LIW

Well, I should have expected that. Yesterday I didn't take my lunch to work, but once I got there the graveyard shift had pizza. I got a couple of slices and put them aside for my lunch. They didn't have much toppings just pepperoni and cheese. I ate that then when I left work, I stopped my Carl's Jr and picked up a couple of combos of the portobello mushroom six dollar burger. It was absolutely de-lish!!! I did eat the fries but I didn't drink the soda. That's all I had yesterday and a couple of leftover Christmas cookies with a cup of coffee later in the evening. I blame TOM for this also, he's lurking in the shadows and doesn't want to show himself. As soon as he rears his ugly head, I'm back to P2, but not until I freeze the cheeses and get rid of the tamales and Christmas cookies!!

I got a late start this morning, I woke up with allergies again and I had to go by the station to pick up some tamales that a coworker was taking for me. They had Mexican pastries too!!! I'm so clad I don't work Saturdays, it seems to be a tradition to have these pastries every Saturday. I brought a couple home to have with my coffee. Now I know why I need to avoid my diet of heritage. It consists of breads, breads and more breads. The tamales are made out of corn masa, the pastries with flour and sugar and every dish has some type of tortilla, corn or flour!! Not to mention beans and rice!! Anyway, off for now to catch up on the forum and other blogs, also my soaps!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

R2P3 Huh!

Wt: 172.4 LIW: 168.2
4.2 lbs OVER LIW

Okay, I really think this has to do with me having to weigh myself so early in the morning. I'm off tomorrow, I can sleep in and weigh in later in the morning. Yesterday I did a protein day, so for lunch I had 2 Morning Star Griller patties with avocado smothered on them. For dinner I had a huge steak, a large tomato and a small slice of provolone cheese. My daughter then reminded me that on Wednesday, I told her I was going to have some peanut butter but I didn't. So last night it stayed in the back of my mind, so I had one slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter on it. It is hard for me to drink my water since I'm running around constantly. Luckily, that will be all over with next week when the station manager gets back from vacation!! I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I will be happy to see him. He may not be so happy when he gets back, but I will and that's all that matters!! Heehee!!

Well, today my menu isn't going to be that great again, my daughter wants Carl's Jr. portobello mushroom burger for her lunch, seeing as she doesn't wake up until 1:30pm and I get off work at 2:00pm. Anyway, I have been wanting to try this burger myself so I may just take the top bun off and eat the rest. We'll see. That's it for now.

Becca, yes I will be avoiding corn for now. Best of luck to you, I know these are trying times for all of us.
Biz, I won't sweat it, as soon at TOM shows up and leaves, I will be back on P2!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

R2P3 Uh oh!!

Wt: 172.4 LIW: 168.2
4.2 lbs OVER LIW

Looks like my pigging out caught up to me!! No, I had to weigh myself extra early this morning, so that may be a contributing factor. I have been weighing myself at around 8am and today I had to do it at 3:30am!! Well, I'm doing a protein day today because of all the bad stuff I ate yesterday. My daughter was begging for biscuits so we ate a whole package between the two of us. We ate some tamales and junk the rest of the day!! For lunch today I brought some Morning Star grillers, 2 oranges, a grapefruit and an avocado. For dinner I took out some steaks. Let's see what tomorrow holds. I remember reading somewhere that your body craves what it is allergic to. After I had corn on Christmas day and cornbread over the past couple of days, I have been waking up with allergies and just being stuffy. This only began after eating that corny stuff. Since I haven't eaten corn in almost 6 months, I sure can tell the difference. My face also was itchy last night and I haven't experienced that in a long time. Who knows!!

Came into work today to find a mess!!! I hate being the station manager's backup. I'll be busy today!!

Biz, thanks for stopping by, I know you've been busy!! Yes, as you can see I kinda skipped P3 and went straight into P4. No worries though, in the next week or so, I'll be on P2 again!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

R2P3 After Christmas Sales

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs OVER LIW

I hope everyone had a nice and peaceful holiday!!! I really wanted to head out and get the 1/2 off sales for Christmas, but I'm just too tired and don't feel much like venturing out, not even for the newspaper!! Today is my last day off and I return to work tomorrow, blah, yuck, eeeewww, dagnabit, and a few other choice words I would rather not print!! At least I only have to work 2 days then I'm off for the weekend again. I need to review my accumulated hours to see if I can take Monday and Wednesday off of next week as well, but I'm still on call for the station manager. No calls yet, thank goodness!! My daughter won't be too happy, but too bad, I want to be off for the holidays as well!! She says I ruin her vacation when I take time off while she's off from school. Oh, well!!

Well, yesterday was nice and peaceful, no drama, just a small family (6 of us) get together to enjoy a good meal. The meal consisted of ham, my potatoes, corn, green beans, fresh veggie platter, cornbread, biscuits, pico de gallo, tostadas and tons of desserts. I talking about cookies, cakes, more cookies, pumpkin bread, corn flake wreath etc, etc.!! It was crazy!! I just had some cookies and a slice of German chocolate cake with my coffee and I was done. I took the cornbread I made yesterday because it was so good that I would eat the whole thing myself and that would not be pretty. I got to bring some home not much, but just a couple of pieces. I'll try some chili sometime this week to go along with that cornbread. Oh, we even had some wine with dinner, I had two glasses and they didn't phase me!! That was strange, since I haven't touched a drink in a very long time. Don't like to keep alcohol in the house with a teenager here!! Don't want her getting some crazy idea to help herself or give some to her friends, etc.

Well, I'm going to try and put some order into my home, I was off for 5 days and didn't do a gosh darn thing around here!! I was just enjoying time with my lovely teenage daughter who slept everyday till noon or later, ahhh, teenagers!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

R2P3 Merry Christmas

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW

Merry Christmas to all!!!

I guess I shouldn't have eaten the cornbread yesterday, but it was so good. My daughter thought I was baking a cake so she was disappointed when she saw the finished product. I went out early yesterday to get her a gift. I hadn't really bought her anything because she wanted everything and the moon!! I got her some CD's she's been dying for and a gift certificate for those I missed. I got my cousin a gift certificate as well, that boy has everything!!

My menu wasn't that great yesterday, I had 2 over easy eggs on a bed of potatoes w/chorizo and my hot homemade salsa. Dinner was steak, mashed potatioes and cornbread. Later I had guacamole and Doritos, and even later another piece of cornbread. That cornbread did taste like cake and it was de-lish!! It isn't the greatest P3 food, but I'm enjoying it now, cuz my order from came in yesterday!! Now I have plenty of HCG to do some serious rounds, hopefully less!! Did I tell you I had never been so happy to open the door to a stranger bearing gifts??!! Ha, I crack myself up!!

Well, that's all I have so far this morning, got to get cookin' on my potatoes that I have to take for Christmas lunch. It is suppose to be windy here today and I do not look forward to that since my nose is still stuffy.

Becca, thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to read up on my deviations, ha!!

lili, you are one lucky gal, he's a keeper!!! I have been trying to eat more of my hot salsa to clear up my nose, it works but then later I get stuffy again!!

Biz, I know you are out there having a grand ole time, hope to hear from you soon!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

R2P3 Christmas Eve!!

Wt: 170.6 LIW: 168.2
2.4 lbs over LIW

I don't know what happened, all I do know is that I had to "go" a lot yesterday. May be from the Vitamin C flush I did on Saturday, and I'm still taking my magnesium. My menu yesterday was not that great. Breakfast consisted of potatoes with chorizo and some scrambled eggs and homemade "hot" jalapeno salsa. Breakfast was actually brunch, then at about 4 pm my daughter was nagging that she was hungry, so I threw a steak on the grill and we split it. I had guacamole with mine and some Doritos. Later, I still pigged out with Ruffles and hot sauce. I just can't seem to get enough of that stuff. Even later, I made a cup of coffee and had some raspberry shortbread cookies!! Looks like I skipped P3 altogether. Not to worry, P2 will be at the front door very soon!!

Oh yeah, I'm off today, tomorrow and the next day, Woo Hoo for me!!

Oh my, I spoke too soon!! I got a Christmas present from the mailman today at 1pm!! I have never been so eager to open the door to a stranger, I ran as fast as I could when I heard the doorbell ring, that is very unlike me!! My HCG arrived today!! Wooo Hoooo!! Merry Christmas to me!!!

Lili: thanks for stopping by, please don't get me wrong, I love men but I would not be able to handle having him around all the time to clean up after him. I really enjoy the single life, just my daughter and myself to do as we please!!! Guess I just refuse to grow up!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW

I've been busy reading everyone else's blogs that I forgot to update mine!! Duh!! Anyway, looks like I'm still holding steady and I was very, very bad yesterday. I had no protein whatsoever yesterday. My avocados were finally ready so I made some guacamole and ate with Doritos!! For breakfast I had some raspberry shortbread cookies with my coffee and the rest of the day was just Ruffles and hot sauce!! Oh, I did stray and have some waffles with regular syrup!! I was also suffering with allergies or a cold because my nose would not stop running and I was stuffy. I took lots of vitamin C (6,000mg) and my magnesium to help things move along. I know I was very bad, and I was really expecting the scale to be very cruel to me, but it was gentle. I admit that I had to move my scale to sweep underneath it and was having trouble finding its comfort spot again. I finally found it!! I'm not to worried about being over my LIW, since I will restart P2 in a couple of weeks. My order hasn't come in from, but I still have one vial left to get me started.

Biz, thanks for stopping by, I know you've been traveling like a mad woman!!
Becca, yes I can relate about the queso and chips, I indulged on Friday with lots of Mexican food which I have avoided because I know how its made and it is not P2 or P3 friendly!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

R2P3 Pheewww!

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW

Wow!! I held steady even after everything I ate yesterday. Obviously we had our Christmas party at work. There was lots of yummy food. Food that I have not seen in months. The brisket was the same one from a couple of weeks ago that had that sweet tang to it. The mashed potatoes were homemade and delish!! The tamales were great but felt very heavy after I ate them. I actually surprised myself that after one plate, I was stuffed. That has not happened in years!!!! It was nice to have a "normal" meal but I would not like to go back to eating that way!! I do miss my beans though, and I had them 2 different ways yesterday, yesterday and whole. I have no idea of what to make today for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I'll just play it by ear. It is very cold and windy here today and I don't like it!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

R2P3 Hanging in there

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW

Wow, I didn't gain anymore, just holding steady at this weight. I guess I'll be fine at this weight, I can say it is my load weight when I start again next month. I really want to make tamales this long weekend but it will be my first time and I don't know if I can handle it since it is very time consuming and labor intensive.

I will try better and post my menus daily, I just can't seem to get on the computer at home since my daughter is on Christmas intersession. Arrgh!!

Breakfast: egg, potatoes w/chorizo, refried beans and salsa burrito, grapefruit
Lunch: brisket, mashed potatoes, tamales, borracho beans, tostadas w/chile con queso, mexican wedding cookies
Dinner: Ruffles w/hot sauce, coffee w/raspberry shortbread cookies

Thursday, December 20, 2007

R2P3 Ha!

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW still

Well, it seems I'm enjoying P3 a little too much!

Breakfast: coffee w/Splenda and 1/2 & 1/2, grapefruit
Lunch: grilled chicken Ceasar salad from Wendy's with croutons
Dinner: ground beef and zucchini tomato soup, threw in some green beans for myself, small orange

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

R2P3 Wt. 171.6 lbs

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 168.2
3.4 lbs over LIW

Ok, looks like I'm going in the wrong direction here. At work, the boss's secretary brought chocolate cinnamon cake. Had a small piece. After work, I started grilling my steak, cutting up my tomato, then added cheese to my steak. I was a small slice of provolone and it was delish!! Later I was still hungry and had some cheddar cheese with onion. Yes, I know it sounds gross, but this was as close to having an enchilada as I could get without the corn tortilla and greasy red sauce. I drank my water and took my magnesium. I seem to be ovulating and PMS'ing cause the pain was unbearable yesterday. I haven't "gone" in a couple of days so that may be another reason for the weight gain. I am a very bad girl today, I didn't bring any lunch. I forgot my grapefruit at home.

Amy-yes, I have been enjoying my cheese, maybe a little too much.
Biz-I may be experiencing my R2P3 somewhat like yours.
Becca-yes, I hope I can correct myself, but all these dang cookies and cakes, it is making it very difficult for me!!!

Best of luck to everyone!! Please send some good vibes my way to help me get back down.

If I don't get back down, I know next month, it should come right off, hopefully quickly!!

Breakfast: coffee w/Splenda and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: Low carb six dollar burger from Carl's Jr's
Dinner: hamburger patties, gouda cheese, lettuce , tomato, onion, mustard, handful of Ruffles

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

R2P3 LIW: 168.2

Wt: 170.4 LIW: 168.2
2.2 lbs over LIW

Well, I deviated a lot yesterday, obviously. I was really stressing out trying to do my job and someone else's. By 8 am yesterday I was starving!! Luckily my boss decided to buy burritos and I caved and had one. Granted it had a lot of meat, it was still wrapped in a flour tortilla. Later, I went into his office to grab some peppermint patties and Hershey's kisses. I stopped after a few then thought, what am I doing? I went to Sam's after I got off work to stock up on meat, (ribeye, chuck steak and ground beef), cheese (smoked Gouda, Gruyere and cheddar), cereal and chicken nuggets for my daughter. After I got home and put everything away, I started on my cheese sauce. Again, I made it and threw the ribeyes on the grill. After I devoured my dinner, I realized, I had used flour to make my cheese sauce, duh!! So, I expected the weight gain today. I will do a steak day today. I never did a steak day during my R1P3!! My work hours were different during that round as well. I also did not drink my water yesterday. So many mistakes yesterday, but today is a new day and I will try and correct myself. Hope everyone is doing well!! I almost feel ready to start P2 again!! Haaaaaa!!

Breakfast: coffee w/Splenda and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: leftover cabbage soup, no meat, water to drink
Dinner: chuck steakwslice of provolone and large tomato, cheese and onions

Monday, December 17, 2007

R2P3 New LIW: 168.2

Wt: 168.2 New R2P3 LIW: 168.2
Beginning Phase 3 72 hours elapsed from last injection

Ok, so I had to be to work a little earlier than normal. I am super grumpy especially when I see the mess they left me at work. Ugh, men!! I mean to work with them, anyway. Sorry for the confusion about my LIW, but this is the new one posted above. I will go to Sam's today to stock up on real beef, more cheese and plenty of 1/2 and 1/2!!!

Thanks again to everyone and your encouraging words. Yes, I believe the new year will be a bit more easier for my next round seeing that the holidays are filled with so many goodies!!!

I will still try to update my blog daily to post menus and I will continue to read everyone else's to keep me encouraged!!

Breakfast: 2 cups of coffee w/stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: cabbage soup (the last of it) forgot my fruit
Dinner: ribeye, broccoli w/cheese sauce (homemade)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

R2P2 Day 25 No Loss/No Gain

Wt: 167.8 LIW: 168.2
No Injection 48 hours

It is sooo cold here this morning, 29 degrees. I know some people are scoffing, but I live in the desert, so this is very unusual!! Another sign of global warming. I tried to go to Sam's early this morning but apparently they don't open till 10 am, even for the golden key members!! I'll have to go back tomorrow, I don't want to venture out again today!! I have been so cold the last couple of days.
I took measurements today, will post as soon as I get home!! Stop by work to pick up my lunch box from Friday. Sorry for all the ranting yesterday, I just couldn't handle it. I fought all day with my daughter yesterday, but what else is new when you have a teenager in the house!!

I may have to start R2P3 today, I feel extremely hungry, which I didn't experience during R1P3. Since I feel my batch lost its potency since Wednesday or Thursday, today would be the 72 hour mark, even tomorrow. I'll add in a few more items today before I breakout the cheese, bacon, fried eggs, steak, avocados, etc. I just reheated my cabbage soup which I added celery and cilantro. Today I added some Italian squash, yummo!! I am really cold which could also be a hint that I need to add fat back into my diet!!

09/08/07 10/28/2007 12/16/2007 Total Lost since beginning protocol
Waist 43" 41" 39" Total: 4 inches
Hips 48" 45" 44" Total: 4 inches
Thighs Rt: 26" Lt: 26" Rt: 24" Lt: 25" Rt: 24" Lt: 24.5" Total: 2 inches & 1.5 inches
Arms Rt: 16" Lt: 15.5" Rt: 13.5" Lt: 14.5" Rt: 13" Lt: 13" Total: 3 inches & 2.5 inches
Chest 46" 38" 38" total: 8 inches ??
Bust n/a 44.5" 44" Total: 0.5 inches

I hope these are not too confusing, I wasn't able to paste from the clipboard, but you should be able to get the gist of it. Blogger doesn't allow all the spaces I've added. I've decided to take a break till the new year and till my order comes in from I took advantage of their free shipping special last week but I haven't received a tracking number. I will call them today.

Must go wash more laundry that I didn't finish yesterday and get ready for my day tomorrow. I have to start going in 1/2 an hour earlier than I used to, but at least I get out a 1/2 hour earlier as well.

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee with choco. raspberry stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: cabbage chili soup w/meatless Boca ground burger
Snack: melba toast w/Laughing Cow lite spreadable cheese
Dinner: Banquet tv dinner: corndog, fries, corn and a brownie (very small portions)

I know I did bad for dinner but I was starving!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

R2P2 Day 24 Lost 0.4lbs

Wt: 167.8 LIW: 168.2
No Injection 24th Day of Protocol

Well, I got up late today, obviously. I've been really tired this week, another sign that my batch has gone bad. I tried to really sleep in but the cats awoke me since my daughter didn't feed them last night. She's getting an earful this morning. Anyway, yesterday I went shopping again for some more PJ's at Kohl's. They were not on sale like last week. I bought them anyway, and if they go down again in price, I will take them back. Anything to save a buck. Anyway, on my way home, I drove by a Carl's Jr. and almost pulled in to get a low carb six dollar burger!! Luckily I was in the wrong lane and traffic was crazy. So I decided to drive home first, weigh myself and that would be my deciding factor. I got home, got on the scale and it said 167.8!!! It gave me the number I had been waiting for all week!! Now I can say I lost 10 lbs this round and 30lbs since beginning the protocol in late August. My numbers are completely off since I used an old scale in the beginning. Deep down inside I know that I have lost a couple more pounds but I'll just keep that to myself.

I had a very stressful day yesterday, my partner decided to go on vacation so I had to work with someone else, and that person, I can not stand!! I'm sorry, but I have never worked with someone that lazy, ever!! Now it turns out that she's pregnant, so I will probably have to work with her for the next 7 months!! UUUUUggggHHHHH!!! She acts as if she's already 9 months pregnant and can't get up to answer the window!!! Irritating!!! I spoke to my commander about it because he walked in, saw my face, and asked what was wrong. Of course, I said, "Nothing, I'm just tired today." I asked him if we could speak in his office and he said yes. We went to his office because he said I don't visit him anymore, (thats and office no one wants to be in) I expressed my feelings and he told me that I only had to work with her that one day. Apparently, he is very aware of workings or lack of, I should say. So I felt better. As I was leaving his office I grabbed some peppermint patties and some Hershey's kisses. What in the world was I doing? I actually ate them without a thought. I had 4 peppermint patties and 3 kisses w/almonds. After I ate them, I thought, well it's too late now, you already ate them. I didn't want to do the whole bulimia thing so I walked away without a care.

Don't have much planned for today, I need to take measurements and decide if I will make a new batch for tomorrow or just hold off for 3 weeks. I'm still debating the whole issue.

Breakfast: 1 cup black coffee w/choco rasp. stevia, 1 cup coffee w/choco rasp stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: sliced chicken on bed of romaine lettuce w/red wine vinegar, small orange
Dinner: Cabbage chili soup w/Boca meatless ground burger, melba toast

Friday, December 14, 2007

R2P2 Day 23 Lost 0.6 lbs

Wt: 168.2 New LIW: 168.2
1.3ml HCG (216.66iu) IM 23rd Injection

As you can see I really upped my dose today. Well, I decided today will be my last injection since I made it to the minimum 23 injections. I shall start counting my 72 hours as of today. I don't know if this batch is even potent anymore, but it will be my last injection. I will take a 3 week break which should get me through the holidays. I think I may have set my goals to high this round and I only accomplished losing 10.6 lbs, but at least I know those 10 lbs are gone. Hopefully, forever!!! I feel I may have a set point as well, since I seem to be stuck at 168 give or take a few ounces, this week. I'm still awaiting my order from, since they had a special I went ahead and ordered from them. My order came out to the same price as if I had purchased it in Mexico, only I didn't have to wait in a long line to cross back over. That said, I don't want to use up my last vial until I know for sure my order comes in.

Back to the potency issue, I feel this batch has gone bad because I have been feeling very hungry and that should not be the case. Hopefully, my next round will be a bit more successful.

Thanks to all who have read my blog and have left encouraging words for me, I truly appreciate them more than you know!! I wish everyone continued success on their journeys!!!

Once I get home, I need to start defrosting my cheese!!!

Breakfast: 1 cup coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia, 1 cup w/ch. rasp. stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: Boca burger, spicy brown mustard, grape tomatoes and small orange
Dinner: undecided

Thursday, December 13, 2007

R2P2 Day 22 Gain 0.8lbs

Wt: 168.8 LIW: 173 (old analog scale)
1.1ml HCG (183.3iu) IM 22nd Injection

Seeing as I am still debating whether I will continue through to 30 injections straight, I believe this batch has lost its potency. I upped my dose today just 0.1ml and I hope I calculated the iu's correctly. But do I really want to end this P2 at this weight? Anyway, yesterday I was bad. There was an apartment managers meeting in our conference room and they had a luncheon as well. After the meeting there was food left over. So I helped myself. I had some brisket, tostadas, a pickled jalapeno, and TWO sugar cookies. The brisket tasted incredibly sweet, sweeter than the cookies actually. I didn't have very much to say I stuffed myself but I did have some. When I got home, I made tilapia for dinner and that is all I had, along with my water. This morning, I could tell the brisket had done a number on my stomach. Let's just say I was late to work because of that.

I am still debating about continuing since tomorrow would be my 23rd injection. I could stop, do P3 for a couple of weeks and resume the protocol. That maybe what I will have to do since our station manager will be on vacation and I will have to assume his duties (very stressful). That is what I will have to do. I can probably get away with doing 3 weeks of P3, then begin again after the new year. That sounds like a plan to me. My birthday is at the end of January, so there will be another interruption. Actually, probably not, since I really don't celebrate in any way except open a bottle of champagne and drink the whole thing myself!! Anyway, that's something else for me to ponder.

  • Breakfast: 1 cup of black coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia, 1cup w/chocolate raspberry stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
  • Lunch: Boca burger, grape tomatoes and small orange
  • Dinner: Tilapia, large sliced tomato (4 slices)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

R2P2 Day 21 Lost 0.2lbs

Wt: 168.0 LIW: 173 (old analog scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 21st Injection

Don't know what is going on, I drank plenty of water yesterday, my 3 liters. My scale is acting funky since it depends where on the floor it is placed. I haven't found its spot. At one point it said 166.4, which I was very happy about, then I moved it again and it gave 168.0lbs. I leave it at that. I definitely do not want to do an apple day. This round I can not look at an apple. I ate plenty of them during Round 1. My debate right now is whether to mix a new batch, but that would be a waste since I was planning on stopping on the 21st. If I do mix a new batch I would have to go through the holidays on a VLCD or just do a planned interruption. I will have to ponder that idea further. I'm still working on my snowman tissue cover.

Becca: Yes I agree, right about now, he's the only man I can tolerate right now!!
Amy: Thanks for the encouraging words!!
Biz: I hope your right about the water thing!!

Breakfast: coffee w/stevia, 1/2 and 1/2
Lunch: chicken breast, cucumber and small orange
Dinner: tilapia, unknown vegetable and 1/2 grapefruit

Yesterday, I went by the store to get more grapefruit. They were on sale six for a dollar, I bought twelve. My daughter likes to eat the other 1/2, if I leave one, so we have been going through them pretty quickly. Today, that same store has oranges fifteen for a dollar. Guess, I'll be going to the store after work.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

R2P2 Day 20 Gain 0.2lbs

Wt: 168.2 LIW: 173(old analog scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 20th Injection

I don't know what is going on, I don't think I drank enough water yesterday. My scale is acting up. I got on it 5 times!! I got on the first time and it gave me 168.2, didn't like that so I moved it, then it said 166.4, then I realized that all fours were not touching the floor. I moved it again, then it finally stuck to 168.2lbs. I guess my bathroom floor is not exactly flat. I certainly do feel the inches coming off though. I took some pants out of the dryer and put them on. Usually all my pants shrink a little after being washed and dried, but they sure felt loose when I put them on!! Also, last night I was cold, so I decided to wear my new PJ's that I bought at Kohl's, remember the Large size! I put them on, they are thermos and form fitting but definitely not tight. I looked in the mirror and looked like I had a normal body. Very little gut and more bootay!! My daughter said I looked like a 5 year in those PJ's. I told I didn't care, as long as I was warm, which I was!! Today, I'm back at work, uhhh, do I really want to deal with men today? NO!!

Breakfast: coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: chicken breast, cucumber and small orange
Dinner: Boca Burger patty w/spicy brown mustard and whole grapfruit

Monday, December 10, 2007

R2P2 Day 19 Lost 0.2lbs

Wt: 168.0 LIW: 173 (old analog scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 19th Injection

Ok, I was messing with my alarm clock last night and forgot to turn it on. I had a hard time falling asleep as I knew I would, because I got up late. Anyway, by the time I awoke to look at the clock it was 4:35am, oops!!! I called work and told them I wasn't coming in. They were cool about it, I didn't tell them about the alarm. Anyway, I snuck out of the house around 6:45am so that my daughter would get upset for me being home, then she would want to stay home as well, but I wanted this rainy day to myself!!!! I went to Wal*Mart Supercenter to stock up on chicken broth, they have the boxed kind for a buck!! I like it, has much less sodium than the canned kind. Also, while I was there, I thought about buying some new underwear. I wanted some boy short type, but changed my mind on the whole thing. I figured why spend money now, just wait till you lose some more. Anyway, yesterday to stop myself from eating more grissini, I started working on my Snappy the Snowman tissue box cover (that's him above). That should keep me busy for a couple of days. I'll have to start crochet some blankets or ponchos for my nieces just to keep my hands and mind busy. I'm not necessarily hunger but just the hand to mouth habit. I grab my water when I start to think I'm hunger.

The scale was playing games with me this morning. I got on and it said 168.2, same as yesterday. Then I stepped off, adjusted it and got on again. It said 167.6. I was like wow!! I wrote that weight down then realized that last night I had cleaned it since hair spray had started to accumulate on it. So, I didn't place it back in its exact spot. I adjusted it again, moved it, got on and it I guess it got mad, so it said 171.4. I said, Uh, uh, no way!! I checked it again and the scales four corners weren't touching the floor. So I adjusted it again!! Finally it said 168.0 lbs. The scale doesn't want to show me that 167 definitely. Maybe tomorrow, if I behave today!! I found the melba toast at Wal*Mart as well!! Why do I buy temptation? I feel that the grissini or melba toast stall me and I can't just eat one!! Those damn Little Debbie Christmas spice wreath cookies were calling to me as well!! I bought them but will hide them till after the 25th. Actually it will be longer since I will be in P3 by then.

Ok, this is what I have decided to do. Since my first week went to pot because of the extra loading and TOM, I will do 30 injections. My last injection will be on the 21st of December. My thinking is that when we are pregnant, from the moment of conception, our bodies are flooded with HCG naturally. If we can endure thousands of units of HCG for 9 full months, why not a minuscule amount for 1 month? I don't feel that is really an issue with immunity as Dr. S. states, I believe that one should not be on VLCD for an extreme period of time. It does get tiresome. So this my experiment. My batch of HCG, which I mixed on Thanksgiving, still seems to be potent. My last round, it only seemed to last 12 days because I mixed it the plastic bottle. The second batch I did the same thing. Finally I ordered the sterile glass vials. I made another batch and that one only seemed to last two weeks, threw it out and made another till I finished Round 1. So this round when I made my first batch, I mixed it and quickly wrapped the whole thing in foil, even the stopper, and put it in the fridge!! I think that made a world of difference, at least in my head.

Biz, we need to work together so I can cope with my teenager. I think since she is a girl, I have a harder time allowing her to go out!! Especially with boys!! I'm stressing again.
Amy, thanks again for the encouragement and I hope work gets better.
Becca, I love broccoli too, better than the cauliflower!! I had to fight not to put butter on it so I just sprinkled a bit of lemon pepper on both the broccoli and the fish and it was delish!!!

Yesterday while steaming my fish, I threw in the fresh broccoli and allowed it to steam with the fish. It only took about 6 minutes and dinner was done. My daughter didn't complain, she just got made 'cause I told to hurry up and eat before it got cold. (Actually, I was going to eat her portion of the broccoli!!)

Breakfast: coffee with stevia and 1/2 and 1/2
Lunch: cabbage soup with the last of the London Broil (thank goodness), small orange
Dinner: tilapia and ?????

Sunday, December 9, 2007

R2P2 Day 18 Lost 0.2 lbs

Wt: 168.2 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 18th Injection

Well, yesterday I decided to try broccoli. It is not on the protocol, but I figured what the hey! I don't think that is what caused the small drop, it was that fact that I found the grissini. I waited to long to make dinner so by the time I got the cabbage going, I was starving and started munching on the grissini and some table water garlic and herb crackers. So the fact that there was a drop at all amazes me. I apologize to everyone, I got up late today since I stayed up to watch tv with my daughter (quality time?). I went to bed at midnight after I told my daughter I wanted to go to bed early since there was a Monk marathon on today. HA!! I woke up at 5:30am and decided it was too early, fell back asleep and awoke at 8am. Decided to snooze a bit more then it was 9am. I told myself to get out of bed because then tonight I would not be able to fall asleep to get up early and go to work. I went to Wal*Mart to return a magazine that I had already purchased. I've done that twice. Anyway I bought the newspaper and came home and got my coffee brewing.

It seems that Miz Biz and myself had the same revelation yesterday. After reading her blog, tears filled my eyes because she was describing exactly what I had felt yesterday morning as well. This morning I broke out all the workout pants that I had bought over the years on clearance, that when I put them on were tight and did not compliment me. Since my gut was larger than my bum, I looked like my head and boobs were on backwards, very unflattering. So I tried them on this morning and saw a major improvement. They did not feel tight and my gut is much, much smaller than before. I was happy. I won't take measurements or pictures until I'm done with this round. Oh, and my face looks so much thinner. All my life I've had chipmunk cheeks and today, there is less of them!! I was remembering yesterday as well, than since 7th grade I weighed 130 lbs, then through high school. My junior year I gained another 20 lbs. During the summer before senior year started, I slept the weight off. Man, if only I could do that now!! I weighed 130 lbs till I was 21, then I got pregnant, that same weekend I shot up 10 lbs. I knew something was wrong but I was in denial. Anyway, to get to 130 lbs would be so friggin' awesome. I know it won't happen this round, but eventually I will get there and by 2009, I will be ready for my 20th high school reunion. I would actually like to get down to 120, but I don't know if that would be possible since most of my life I was at 130. One time during high school, I dieted and dropped to 125, but it was so hard. I liked food too much and gained the 5 lbs. back, but I was happy. Anyway, I'm just rambling on now and I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds.

Breakfast: coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia, half and half
Lunch: chicken and cabbage soup, small orange
Dinner: tilapia and broccoli, small bowl of cabbage soup, 1/2 grapefruit

Saturday, December 8, 2007

R2P2 Day 17 Lost 0.6lbs

Wt: 168.4 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 17th Injection

I actually felt tired yesterday at work, especially after lunch. When I got off work I went to the grocery store to pick up some cereal for my daughter. I went to Kohl's afterwards and made it to their 3pm specials. I was looking for the gingerbread man and woman decorative pillows and only found the man. I found some kitchen towels but could not find the matching pot holder. I just had no luck. They didn't even have the comforter set I was looking for, well they didn't have my bed size, queen. I was upset. I bought some thermal pj's and I was so happy that I could actually buy large and not 2X or 1X. The large were actually cheaper by $4.00!! Now, back to the gingerbread man. When I was very young I had a doll of a gingerbread person. I loved that doll, why, I don't know. I remember we were having to move so my parents collected all my stuffed animals and my doll, and placed them in storage at my paternal grandmother's house. Every once in a while I was allowed to visit my stuffed animals but wasn't allowed to take any out. So one day, I went on a visit, and my father had stated to me that my grandmother had given everything away!! I was so hurt. Anyway, when I was looking through the Kohl's ad on Sunday, I saw the pillows and was flooded by memories of my little friend. I bought the only pillow I could find and brought him home. I showed it to my daughter and explained in detail how the doll was constructed similar to the pillow. I began to cry. I could not believe that looking at that pillow would pull something so forgotten from my memory. My daughter didn't understand the emotional attachment I had to that doll. My kitten is frightened by the pillow, just terrified. Anyway, I would like to find the female gingerbread pillow and potholder, just to have the memory around. Now I know why adults need therapy. I got home after 5pm and out of curiosity, I decided to weigh myself. The scale was kind and said 168.4, at 5pm. I was hoping for that .4 drop after I went to sleep, but I guess the scale was mad at me for weighing myself when I shouldn't have. I stayed up very late last night since my daughter went to a "talent show" and didn't come home till a little after midnight!! She told me they went to eat after the show so that's why she was late. She's 14, doesn't help around the house and can't even feed to cats when she's suppose to, uuuuuggghhh!! I think the stress is what did me in this morning on the scale.

Anyway, thanks to all my followers. Your encouragement means so much to me. I have yet to find anyone in town that is doing the protocol or even remotely interested. Better for me since I won't have to go into detail about what I'm doing right? All that matters, is that I'm doing it for me. Selfish? Why yes and I'm proud of myself for being able to stick to something like this. I have to admit, I did not recognize myself this morning, or at least my body. Since I leave so early for work during the week, I don't get to see myself with natural light. Since I got up late today, I ran out the door to Wal*Mart to pick up a few things and when I got back, I realized it was weigh in time and shot time. I undressed, walked over to the scale and got off. I looked in the mirror and saw my back side, not my bum but my back. I saw that I no longer have a spare tire around my waist and my hips are smoothing out. My hips looked really funky after my first round and they were very obvious through my clothes. I should have taken a picture, but it just revolted me to see them. I still have a small bicycle tire tube around my waist but no longer a tractor tire, if that makes sense. My pants were falling off yesterday but they were a size 1X, so I will have to retire them. I don't want to buy clothes yet because it would seem like such a waste of money. I want to save my money so hopefully when I shrink down some more, I can go the the outlet mall (it just opened in November) and go crazy there!!

To those of you who know my dirty little secret about the whole grapefruit? I guess it's no longer a secret, ey?

Biz, thanks for reading and I try to post as early as I can, but work gets in the way.
Amy, thank for the continued support. (I don't have your email so I can respond privately to your comments.)
Becca, our secret is out now, hah!

Breakfast: coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia, some 1/2 and 1/2
Lunch: London Broil and steamed broccoli, small orange
Dinner: chicken w/Montreal seasoning, cabbage soup and 1/2 grapefruit, too many grissini again

Friday, December 7, 2007

R2P2 Day 16 Lost 1.0 lbs

Wt: 169.0 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 16th Injection

Wow, look at that!! I felt that 170 was a set point for me, but I past it. I'm starting to feel the euphoria from the HCG and VLCD and I am having trouble falling asleep at my bedtime. Can you believe it, I get up at 4am and I can go on till past 10pm.

Breakfast: coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia and 1/2 and 1/2
Lunch: London Broil, grape tomatoes (5 large) and cucumbers, small orange
Dinner: chicken w/Monte Rey seasoning and a whole grapefruit

Thursday, December 6, 2007

R2P2 Day 15 Lost 1.6 lbs

Wt: 170.0 LIW: 173(old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 15th Injection

Woo Hoo for me!! Don't know what I did yesterday, but I'll take it!! I went grocery shopping again after work so I got home about 4pm. I forgot to defrost some chicken, so it was another Boca burger for dinner. I was lazy and didn't have a vegetable but I did have a whole grapefruit. I was a little upset with the grapefruit. It weighed a whole pound at the grocery store, but when I cut it open, it had an inch thick skin (pith) on it. That's why I ate the whole thing. Anyway, if everyone is sending me good vibes, I appreciate it very much!!! I thought since I was stressing yesterday that I wouldn't lose anything. Hey, when I got home from running around, I got on the scale out of curiosity. I removed all my clothing, emptied my bladder and stepped on. It actually said 170.4!! I thought it was a fluke, but it made me very happy so I did not stray from the protocol. That's it for now!!

Breakfast: Coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: London Broil, grape tomatoes and a small orange (yes still have London Broil leftover)
Dinner: chicken, cucumbers and a whole grapefruit

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

R2P2 Day 14 Lost 1.0 lbs

Wt: 171.6 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 14th Injection

I'm back on track. Woo Hoo for me!!! Work is hectic today, so that's why I'm late on posting. Someone dropped the ball and the schedules were not made for the month and its a mess!! Anyway, I need to stop stressing since that causes weight gain. Yesterday after work, I went by Sam's and the organic spring mix that I went in for, was nasty!!! I bought Romaine lettuce hearts instead, some grape tomatoes, half and half, milk, tilapia and coffee. I was very tempted to buy potato chips but I made myself walk away. I don't need them around me to tempt me. I went by another store and of course, they were out of everything they were advertising. Doesn't surprise me, they do that all the time. By the time I got home yesterday, it was 4pm and I hadn't taken anything out for dinner. I remembered I had bought some Boca burger patties, so I heated one up, made a salad with the Romaine lettuce I had bought and dinner was done. I'm not sure if the grapefruit is helping but my weight loss has improved!!

Breakfast: coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia and 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: London Broil, cabbage and grape tomatoes
Dinner: Boca burger and a whole grapefruit, no veggie

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

R2P2 Day 13 Lost 1.2lbs

Wt: 172.6 LIW: 173(old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 13th Injection

Well, it about time. TOM is nearly gone. I went shopping yesterday and picked up some grapefruits, oranges and cucumbers. I tried to buy some more grissini, but the store I buy them at apparently has discontinued them. So no more grissini. Besides TOM, I may have been at a set point as well. Looks like this round, I'll be lucky to have lost 10 pounds. We'll just wait and see. I think the scale is afraid of me now, it flashed my weight from yesterday, then my new weight. It may be a program in the scale, but I have never seen that before. Did I mention how much water I drank yesterday? I must have drank a gallon. I always bring a 3 liter bottle of water with me to work and sometimes don't finish it until I get home. Yesterday I finished it by the time my shift was over and still drank more when I got home. Maybe that's what helped also, who knows but I'll take it.

I didn't sleep well last night, kept tossing and turning, and I was tired.

Breakfast: coffee w/stevia and a bit of 1/2 & 1/2
Lunch: London Broil, pressure cooked cabbage and small orange
Dinner: Boca burger, huge romaine lettuce salad, w/4 grape tomatoes, red onion, red wine vinegar and black pepper also 1/2 grapefruit w/a couple of drops of stevia

Monday, December 3, 2007

R2P2 Day 12 No Loss No Gain

Weight Today: 173.8 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 12th Injection

The scale was messing with me today. I got on it said 174.2. So, I cussed it out and told it to tell me something better. I got on again and it was so scared it told me 173.8. I said fine, that's much better and I'll let it live. I upped my dose a little a couple of days ago, and TOM is well on its way, everything is beginning to fall into place. I threw out the bag of chips that had been tempting me and now thinking about them, disgusts me. Well, I'm back at work today and I have a lot to do after work, shopping, deposit at the bank, stop by pet store for supplies, etc.

I usually drink 3 liters of water per day, but today I've almost finished my allotted water by noon today. Guess I'm really thirsty today which means I will probably drink over a gallon today.

Breakfast: black coffee w/stevia
Lunch: London Broil w/pressure cooked cabbage, small orange
Dinner: Tilapia and sliced cucumbers w/red onion, red wine vinegar, grissini

Sunday, December 2, 2007

R2P2 Day 11 Lost/Gain 0.0lbs

Weight Today: 173.8 LIW: 173(old scale)
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM 11th Injection

No loss and no gain, I wish TOM would go away already. Still had massive cravings yesterday. My daughter had a babysitting gig yesterday from 12 noon to 12am. I figured since she was gone I would do a lot better because she would be eating here in front of me. Well, that demon returned in the afternoon and evening hours. It was chips and hot sauce again and more grissini. I really thought I was ready for this round or am I just fearful of being thin? My mindset was on the right track when I began but TOM has interrupted and the whole work schedule thing has thrown me off. I'm almost halfway through this round and hardly anything to show for it. I'll just have to study my EFT. I'll post my menu later.
I had to meet with my tenant to pick up the rent, so we met at McDonald's. I had ordered the coffee before he arrived. He arrived shortly thereafter and we spoke for a while. Since I was there I called my daughter and asked her if she wanted anything and she chose the nugget meal. It was late already so I ordered the salad. I came home and ate my salad after picking out the carrots and some of the parmesan cheese. I ate with no dressing and had the croutons. Bad, I know, but it was in place of the grissini. I don't know why I've been eating the grissini, I had to skip all the melba and grissini in my first round because it slowed or stalled my weight loss. Let's see what tomorrow holds.

Breakfast: coffee w/cream from McDonald's
Lunch: Grilled chicken Ceasar salad from McDonald's
Dinner: London Broil and pressure cooked cabbage

Saturday, December 1, 2007

R2P2 Day 10 Gain 0.6 lbs

Wt: 173.8 LIW: 173 (old scale)
1.0ml of HCG (166.6iu) 10th Injection IM

Well, yesterday I suffered from some really bad munchies again. So pigged out on grissini and snuck a few Pringles in as well, and had more protein than I should have. I also bought some apple sauce cups with no sugar added, and ate 1 after lunch and 1 before dinner. Bad, I know, but TOM is horrible this time around. I started taking some magnesium yesterday and potassium because my legs are feeling like they want to cramp up. Especially when I am ready for bed. Hopefully today I can do much better. Guess I won't be the winner this week for the P2 Thanksgiving Crew, haaaa!
I cooked a London Broil on the grill yesterday before the rain hit, so I'll have plenty of red meat for this week. I need to try the celery soup this weekend, that Amy suggested. I bought so much that it will probably wilt before I finish it all.
I do fine during the day with no hunger but once the sun sets the hunger demon comes out. I need to have a seance or exorcism of this demon so I can finish this short round. My other problem is my work schedule. I've brought this up before but it makes a difference. Before, I would work from 1pm to 10pm and that worked out great. I would eat my lunch at 11am before I went to work, once at work I would have my apple at 3pm, then dinner would be at 6pm or 7pm and I would be set for the rest of the evening. Once I got off work, I'd get home and go to bed since i would get up at 6 or 7 am to get my daughter to school, then run errands. It worked out great. Now I go in at 5:30am and my whole schedule is off. I take my lunch and eat at about 10am, I get home at 3pm and start my dinner. I should stop watching television, I think that's the problem. All the food commercials and all. Then I can't even get on the computer once my daughter gets home, she has online projects for school to get done (personal stuff too, I'm sure) so I just watch television and work on crossword puzzles. Hopefully I can get past this demon monster soon!!! Maybe after TOM is gone!! My daughter came home on Thursday and told me TOM visited her too!! Strange, we both started the same day and almost at the same time!!

Breakfast: black coffee w/chocolate raspberry stevia
Snack: Wavy chips with hot sauce
Lunch: London Broil and pressure cooked cabbage, sprinkled with just a little Creole seasoning
Dinner: small sliver of London Broil, more cabbage, grissini (too many)