Tuesday, January 22, 2008

R3P2D8 Need to be Scolded, not Punished

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 Day 8
1.1ml HCG (183.33iu) IM Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 171.6
Today's Wt: 172.4

0.8 lbs GAIN overnight

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half, 2 pkts Splenda
L: chicken fajitas on a bed of mixed greens, Dijon ACV dressing Snack: demitasse spoon of PB
D: chicken cabbage cauliflower soup, 3 tsps. of potato casserole

I upped my dose a little this morning because I'm using the same amount as the last 2 rounds and don't feel it working. My real problem is my new work schedule. Since I work dayshift now that means I'm home during the evening hours when I'm usually hungry and my daughter is home eating anything she wants and not gaining an ounce. My first round I worked late from 1pm to 10pm and I brought my dinner and by the time I would get home I would just go to bed. That is all different now. I need to read up on my EFT techniques and learn to get busy at home and not think about food. I deviated yesterday because I made my daughter my famous potato casserole that she loves so much. I made it for her so she would have something she likes to eat while I'm on P2. After it came out of the oven I taste tested it. Just a teaspoon mind you. I ate my soup. Later as I was getting ready for bed, I went to the kitchen to fix my lunch for today. I had to put the casserole away because my daughter will just leave it there overnight. As I'm putting it away, the crusty out edges were calling my name. I only picked a few off but since it was baked cheese I couldn't resist. I then had a couple of teaspoons and stopped. I don't know what got into me. Earlier in the day I had a demitasse spoonful of PB, a very tiny amount. I probably could have gotten away with that but not the potatoes.

I'm debating if today should be my last injection for a planned interruption. Friday is my birthday and a large chicken breast smothered in Jack cheese, onions and peppers with some steamed cauliflower on the side, sounds very good to treat myself for that special day. I am going to reread P&I regarding this matter!!

After reading Miz Biz's blog a little spark went off in my head and I completely understood every word. I'll get into that later in the day or tomorrow's post.

Jen, yes my last round and this round I have incorporated broccoli and cauliflower. Becca used a clinic before and they allowed these foods, but I'm laying off the broccoli and using more cauliflower.

Becca, I didn't gain but it's catching up to me now. I like my cauliflower steamed because if I eat raw, I would want Ranch dressing to go with it, ha!!

Miz Biz, thanks for the mild scolding but I didn't take it to heart yesterday like I will today, thanks for the enlightening post today!! Can't wait to try that Thai Hot and Sour soup!!

Renee, yes, I'm laying off the broccoli but not the cauliflower, I think cauliflower is in the cabbage family so I'll be eating more of it.

Lili, wow what an adventure you had, glad you back and thanks for stopping by!!


applebottomblues said...

Awww.... that wasn't too bad. You'll get right back on the wagon today and everything will be fine. You should scold your daughter for leaving the casserole out for you to pick at! Hey... how about having your daughter separate servings of it in some of those disposable plastic containers. Then she'll only be able to take out and eat what she wants, and the whole casserole won't be left out.

And I feel you on the PB. I miss that sooo much.

Ed & Jennifer said...

Ahhh! It's amazing to me that just little bits (even a bite) can reflect so much on the scale-shoot! Ya know, I agree with Biz-when I have deviated sometimes I would stall for up to 3 days! How are your #'s this round compared to the other two?

I'll be interested to see how the "planned interruption" works out (if you do it). Your birthday meal sounds soooo good! You gotta treat yourself for your 21st b-day! Hee, hee!

BizAdventure said...

Can't wait to hear your insights, you know I love insights!

Get back on that horse.

Remember that the planned interruption is with 20 injections under your belt, but you do what is best for you to get thru your special day.

TNgal80 said...

Yea what Biz said! LOL I was going to give you a "friendly" reminder about the 21 day injection limit or else the 8 days are for not. :( (As far as your hypo is concerned)

But dont worry about the .8 gain just drink water and more water to help get it off.

{{Hugs sweets}}

Crystal :D

Renee said...

I hope today was a better day for you. My family has just had to come to accept the fact that certain things won't be eaten in the house while I'm on P2. Like CHEEEESE. In fact, there are many nights they have to eat the same things I do. Of course, I'm probably just a big ol' meanie. :p

I know it's hard acclimating to a new schedule. I hope you get eased into your new routine soon. :)

Marshall said...

Ack! I don't know anyone who can resist crunchy cheese on the edge of the casserole dish! Congrats on only dipping into it a little! You'll do fine with the brief interruption if you get right back to the protocol afterwards.


cb9094 said...

Hang in there, girl. Forgive yourself and move on.

Happy Birthday! Keep us posted on the interruption.


Becca said...

Hey, it happens! My trick is to plunge the casserole dish under the running tap water right away before I even look at it. I hold it out away from me like it's got germs. My husband laughs at me, and actually he usually cleans that kind of stuff up so I don't have to. Yes, a man who cleans... That's ONE reason why I married him. LOL!
BTW, I really think we need to use the new word you invented as part of our HCG language. Here's what I wrote in Jennifer's blog today:
"I love the new word Mary made up, "protocoland". It's like a wonderful secret country where only the priviledged get to go, but if you go there and follow the rules of the country you will come back home as a slim beautiful new you!"
Kind of the opposite of going on a cruise! LOL!