Friday, February 29, 2008

R3P2D33 Break, Xtremely Short Post

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 33 BREAK
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 170.0
Today's Wt: 169.4
0.6 lbs. LOST overnight

Well I wasn't expecting that but a definite gain!! Not much to say today cuz tomorrow will be injection restart and I can start thinking clearly again. My menu from yesterday is completely from memory so I may miss a few things.

I ordered some supplements from Puritan Pride and awaiting their arrival. They had a leap year special that ends today, $1.00 shipping!!!
Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs, coffee w/half & half
L: whole wheat spaghetti with portobello & button mushroom, zucchini meat sauce & parm cheese
D: chile con queso w/Nacho cheese Doritos (almost half the bag!), a Lemon swirl Betty Crocker individual cake, Lit N Fit yogurt w/a lot of ground flaxseed (didn't measure, just poured), a few Macadamian nuts

Jennay, I'm getting tired of my menu tooo, there is so much I want to eat that I just need to start behaving and tomorrow is approaching very quickly!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

R3P2D32 Break Is Almost Over!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 32 BREAK
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 168.8
Today's Wt: 170.0
1.2lbs GAIN

Ok so I'm going a little crazy enjoying my break and breaking all the rules. I may start my injections tomorrow since TOM has decided not to rear his ugly head!!! I was very tired yesterday all day and I went to bed at 7:30pm. So I got at least 8 hours of sleep last night. I laugh because I feel like a really elderly person eating my dinner at 4pm and going to bed so early but that is how my work schedule is.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, hard boiled egg
L: chicharonnes (pork rind stew) and 1 Betty Crocker hot fudge brownie
D: whole wheat spaghetti and zucchini, portobello & button mushroom meat sauce
S: chocolate Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich and a few Macadamian nuts

Jennay, who knows but they are so good!!!! Oh yes, I hope I lose this very quickly once I start up again!!!

Becca, that spinach chile con queso is so nummy!!! I'll post the pic this weekend cause I'm not at my home computer (snicker). Yeah, I shop like I have an ATM in my A**, I think I have all this money and just spend it, then later I'm wondering where all my money went and why I still have checks left, haaa!!

Monica, I have been adding starches which is a no-no but I'm getting them in now before P2 restarts again.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

R3P2D31 Short Post

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 31 BREAK
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.6
Today's Wt: 168.8
3.2 lbs. GAIN

I ate a lot of fatty foods yesterday and I had a ton of energy. I decided to vacuum and that was a work out in itself. I swept the carpet first to left all loose cat and human hair so my vacuum doesn't clog up. The cats were freaking out.

Since I weighed in so early this morning, it looks like its working against but I'm not worried, Saturday will be here very, very soon.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: bacon, chorizo, balony w/2 jumbo eggs
S: 1 Betty Crocker molten caramel chocolate cake
L: spinach chile con queso w/salsa verde Doritos
D: guacamole w/pork rinds for dipping and 1 hard boiled egg

Jennay, yes, I'm a bad, bad girl but I needed it. Yes, I think uniforms should be mandatory, especially the way some of these girls dress!! I'll attach the photo soon!!

Bohemian, yes, they do come out a bit chewy but still tasty that's why I use Rotel to kick it up a notch!!

Monica, yes they are P3 friendly. I mostly do Atkins for my P3 or shall I say my break, haa. Yes, I agree, I hate the wear and tear on my clothes and trying to figure out what to wear every day.

Trysomething, yes, I was amazed myself and I think it does help also lots of water!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

R3P2D30 Call Me Porky

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 30 BREAK
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.6
Today's Wt: 165.6
+/- 0.0 lbs

Okay I have to confess, I played hooky today from work and I need to stop doing that cuz my eval is coming up next month. I need to write a proposal as well detailing why I should wear a uniform and why I should make as much an hour as a calltaker. I made some lame excuse and I had to sneak out of the house this morning so my daughter wouldn't know that I was home. So I went to Wal*Mart and cruised every aisle for an hour and half and spent more than I should have. I weighed myself before I left and the scale said 166.0, then when I got back at around 8:45, the scale said the same from yesterday, so I'll use that one. I can feel TOM knocking but he just won't rear his ugly head but Murphy's law, as soon I start my injections again, he'll show up that rat bastard!!! Oh, I had gone by Wal*Mart yesterday to return an item and I found some bermuda plaid shorts (beige) in a size 12. I told myself, if they don't fit now, I will my summer. I had to stop and buy kitty litter as well and it was my lucky day, it was on sale for 10 cents a pound!!! I bought 2-70 lb bags and a jar of local honey, mmmm. So when I got home I tried on the shorts and they fit!!!! A little snug but no having to lay down to zip them and no muffin top, whoo hoo!!! I also looked at my thighs in a pair of shorter shorts and I was amazed that I do not have cottage cheese thighs especially in the back. I was so shocked I had my daughter take a picture of them when she got home. I need to upload the picture before I can post it. I don't have a before but I can tell you, it was not pretty!!

I was a little hog yesterday but I want to get everything that I can in before the first cuz it is not too far away now.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: raspberry yogurt w/2 tbls. ground flaxseed and coffee w/cream
L: pork chop (thick cut) w/2 Laughing Cow cheese wedges (love this stuff)
D: chicarrones (pork rinds) in chicken broth & Rotel chiles w/chopped pork chop, spinach con queso with Salsa Verde Doritos, 1 Betty Crocker Molten chocolate fudge cake

Now did I pig out at dinner or what. I finally got around to adding the spinach into the queso and it was soooooo goood!!!!

Jennnay you're my girl, well if it were up to me I would put chile con queso on everything, I almost bought a brisket just to do that!!! I agree and we should rally to have Mondays off!!! Yes, I shall restart on Saturday, boo hoo!!!

Monica, I guess I should have updated my LIW cuz that's from the beginning of this round not my last injection of last week, huh, did that make sense??? But I should still be doing okay.

Becca, how the heck are ya? Who knows I'm having so much fun on this little break that yes, I will probably contradict myself my the end of the week, haa!! Hopefully I won't sabotage myself so bad that I can get more weight off my summertime. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 25, 2008

R3P2D29 Whoa!!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 29 BREAK
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 162.6
Today's Wt: 165.6
3.0 lbs GAIN

This has two factors working against me today. First, I had to weigh in at 3:30am instead of 7 or 8 and too much cheese?? No, I did feel like I went overboard yesterday but did I stop......Noooo!! I ate breakfast kinda late and then lunch kinda late and I still squeezed in dinner 3 hours before bedtime. So, I'll try and take it easy today. I'm feeling kinda blah today and I'm not blaming the food, I just don't want to be here at work today and its Monday.

B: Mixed berries yogurt w/1 tbls. of ground flaxseed, 2 large cups of coffee w/cream
L: bunless hamburger on lettuce w/avocado, portobello mushrooms, bacon and mayo, chile con queso w/potato chips
S: 1 Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream sandwich
D: 1 thick cut pork chop, 1/2 avocado and 1 Bud Light, a little more chile con queso w/potato chips
I know potato chips are not good but I didn't want to indulge in tostadas. I didn't realized that the pork chops were so thick!!! It was very good and it has been a very, very long time since I have had a pork chop.
Jennay, yes Texas is a whole other country!! I was up early yesterday and didn't think about the fact that you'd wake up hung over!! I made up for that 2 pound drop, eh!!
Monica, I bridged that gap pretty quickly, didn't I?? Breakfast wasn't so great cuz I ate kinda late but I made up for at lunch and dinner, right?
CB, you didn't miss much, I was in a rut and decided to take a break, so my body is just playing games with me now. Don't forget to keep us posted on your P3!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

R3P2D28 I'm A Big Time Loser (72 Hrs. Done)

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 28
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.2
Today's Wt: 162.6
2.6 lbs. LOST

Man I am such a loser today in more ways than one. First where did that 2 pounder come from?? Must have been my good friend Mr. Michelob!!! I didn't weigh myself until I got home from Wal*Mart this morning. I got up at six and didn't get home till 8, weighed in at 8:30 cuz I forgot. Also, judging by the ghost town in Bloggerville, everyone went out yesterday and had a great time and me? The most fun I had yesterday was going to Wal*Mart and Albertson's only to find out today that Albertson's specials weren't so special. Oh, well, I'm glad everyone else has a life!! Don't worry, I'll make up for it in due time, just you wait and see!!! I am still in my cocoon getting ready to emerge!!

Since I reread P&I, I realized that deviations do not necessarily show up the next morning but take 3 days to correct themselves, except in my case, it did show up the next morning. In other words, 3 days of protocoland lost, blown, thrown away, wasted, etc. I will restart on Saturday the first and continue to the 20th. Hopefully, I'll be in the right mindset. I could just restart injections today and eat P3 foods but I'll wait till Saturday. I'll enjoy this week for sure. I got some pork chops at Sam's on Friday. My relationship with pork has been long forgotten in some years. So, today or tomorrow, that relationship shall be rekindled. Sometimes pork makes me feel weird. At first I thought it was in my head but everytime I ate it, I just kinda felt that all my circuits were fried for a few hours, it's just a weird feeling that I really can't explain. Anyway, off to make my P3 breakfast.

I'm warning ya'll now, tomorrow's posting of my menu shall make you cringe!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2-12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda
L: skinless rotisserie chicken breast (whole breast) and 4 grape tomatoes, lime flavored Perrier water
D: 2 tilapia fillets steamed w/lemon and Old Bay seasoning, 1 Michelob Ultra

So, yes, yesterday I behaved even though my daughter continued to eat Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches (3 to be exact) and popcorn!!! I hope TOM shows up this week, just so I can get it over with and during this little interruption.

JENNNAY, hope you had a good time!!! Thanks for stopping by, everyone else was out for the day yesterday, having a great time including yourself. Oh, I can't wait till I have a life!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

R3P2D27 48 Hours Done!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 27
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.2
Today's Wt: 165.2
1.0 lbs. LOST

Okay here's my dilemma. I got up at 6:30 to go to Albertson's to get some good deals before everyone else got there. The milk is 2/$5.00 and I could only buy one because there is no room in my freezer. A co-worker is willing to sell me her stand alone freezer but she won't give me a price!! I told her I would start my bidding at $350.00 but she won't say yes or no, erggggh!!! I've already done my homework and Sears has one for 350 but she says she paid $700. Anyway, after I got home from overspending, I decided to weigh myself again. This time the scale said 164.6, which I have not seen ever!!! So my dilemma is do I go with my first weigh in or my second. Well, I do know the answer and that is the first weight. Don't want to get too excited and all since TOM is knocking on my back door or is it the front? Anyway, I was shocked that I actually worked an entire week without taking any time off, what a friggin' miracle, even my supervisors were shocked, haaa!! I'm trying to save some time since my daughter's birthday is next month and it falls on spring break. I just like to take days off when she's off to make her miserable. I'm such a great mom!! She's not even afraid to admit it that I do this on purpose. Hey, she's going to be 15 and do you think I'm going to let her stay the whole 3 weeks alone in this house? I know what I did when my parents left me alone at home and I sure as hell am not going to let MY daughter do the same!!

I was re-reading P&I last night and reading things that have long lost their way in my memory. Now I understand about the deviations, they don't show up the next morning usually, but will take about 3 days to correct itself. Did that open my eyes or what???? I'll finish reading it today and then re-read again.

Anyway, I am well stocked for my little break, I bought tons of cheese which will have to be frozen and I still have that damn cream cheese in the fridge. I'm having a hard time finding bulk bags of macadamian nuts so that I could make a P3 friendly version of cheesecake and freeze them. I bought some Velveeta as well cuz I want some of Becca's spinach con queso dip. Now, don't anyone start slamming me about the Velveeta, it is made from 3 different cheeses, Cheddar, Swiss and Colby, so even though it states it is a processed cheese it still is made from 3 different real cheeses and tastes so nummy with a can Rotel, or fresh chiles sauteed with onions and the possibilities are endless. Now I'm Mexican so Chile Con Queso is a staple at every function and I mean every function, baby showers, birthday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even wakes, why, I don't know but it is. My body was used to chile con queso flowing through my veins because we ate so much of it. Anyway, I'm having some this week and that's all I got to say 'bout that!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: tuna packed in water, drained and mixed with yellow mustard and black pepper
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast w/hot sauce and cucumbers w/ACV and black pepper

Crystal, hey I made it worth my while, since I was deviating I went full throttle!! Yes, I think this little break will do me good. I know it's 12 lbs. but when you look at my LIW from R2 to where I'm at now, it doesn't look like much, but everyone is right I would have never been able to lose this amount of weight and keep it off without HCG!! I wish you the best in the baby making department, you're going to be a great mommy!!!!

Jennay, yes Doritos and any potato chip has been my downfall in R2 and R3 not to mention the chocolate but not as much as the potato chips. I'm not bailing on you or anyone, I just need to refocus.

Monica, you're going to be a great Mommy as well, so you and Crystal will have to blog about that but once the baby is born, I don't think we'll hear much from either of you. You'll be too busy tending to the little one. I was wondering myself about getting pregnant again, just to use my own natural HCG as Dr. S. states in P&I how to do it, but then I have to raise another child for the next 18 or so years, so no thanks, I'm just trying to get my daughter headed in the right direction now (out the door) just kidding!!!!!

Well, hello Miss Skinnycakes!!!, I didn't think that this round would be so rough since the holidays were over, I completely forgot about Valentine's and my birthday, so that's where all the trouble started. But I'll restart very soon, cuz we can't waste the HCG, and I should be back on track. Thanks for stopping by, I know you hate to be around the computer after you've spend 8+ hours on it at work!!

Renee, you lurker you!!, I've missed your insightful blog being updated but I appreciate you stopping by mine. I'll keep posting, this is my only way to vent since I don't have a man to nag and my daughter is tired of hearing my nag as well, haa!! Yes, as a matter of fact, they arrived in the mail today so I'm going to watch them first so I can learn the moves before I dive in.

Miz Biz, how the hell are ya!! Yes, another interruption so I can get my head back in the game!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

R3P2D26 Eater's Anonymous Here I Come!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 26
No Injection
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.2
Today's Wt: 166.2
1.0 lb GAIN

I feel like such an addict. I fell off the wagon yesterday and indulged in some Doritos and chile con queso at work. Since I was cheating I made the best of it and had 2 platefuls and a small piece of cake. I don't know what caused me to cave I'm usually pretty good at avoiding all that food but yesterday I couldn't resist. So, I'm thinking of taking a break this week so I can get my head back into the game. So Sunday should be my 72 hours since my last injection yesterday. I plan on going to Sam's and stocking up on some meats and chicken. I still have plenty in the freezer but since I got paid today, might as well. This round has been very difficult for me. I started out at 178 and now I'm only down to 166, how sad. Hopefully this little break will do me good. I need to get a pregnancy test as well to test my HCG and be sure it is potent.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee with 1/2 &1/2 and Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: homemade chicken Caesar salad w/French dressing and 6 grape tomatoes
D????: 2 platefuls of Doritos w/chile con queso, small piece of cake, (at home I had 2 tbls. of PB)

Jennay, I think you're right, Mr. Michelob was sure helping. My tuna was water packed but maybe 6oz. was too much, who knows. I don't get to wear a uniform, I am lobbying right now to get one just to save wear and tear on my clothes and not worry about what I'm going to wear everyday!!

Crystal, I did check the label before indulging and it has 2 gms. of sugar per serving which is 2 tbls. and I didn't eat that much, just maybe a 1 tbls. So you only have 5 more days?? Cool then back to P3, awesome!!

Monica, yes the dressing, but I did check the label and I didn't really eat that much of it, I left my fruit out to compensate for the sugar it had in it. Hey, I forgot to ask you, I got the Fat Burning Pilates, is that the one you were doing? I also got a Pilates Back DVD so I could strengthen my back, hope it works.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

R3P2D25 Mini Update

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 25
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#24
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.2
Today's Wt: 165.2
0.0 lbs LOST/GAIN

Did I tell you that I received my driver's license the other day and I must say there is no difference in my picture from 6 years ago? I don't know if the picture was taken closer this time than the last but I don't see a difference. My daughter says that my face does look thinner when she looks at it but she saw no difference either. The nice thing about Texas driver's licenses is they don't put your weight on the actual license, it's just on their database.

I tried that mental hypnosis on myself last night but doesn't look like it helped. I kept telling myself that I would weigh in at 163.2 in the morning but it didn't happen. I do feel inches coming off cuz 2 different people noticed yesterday. One officer said, you're losing weight again as he looked at my stomach. While I was making copies a guy from IT interrupted his telephone call to ask me if I was losing weight. I got all teary eyed and said I was trying and that I was happy he noticed!! I wanted to cry tears of joy.

I went to put an eviction notice on the mobile home since I haven't received payment now for 2 months. That poor house looks horrible and I didn't even go inside!!! Hopefully I will find a buyer so I can pay it off and get that thorn out of my side!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda, 2-120z. black coffee
L: homemade chicken Caesar salad w/6 grape tomatoes and French dressing(not homemade)
D: 1 6oz. canned tuna packed in water, mixed w/yellow mustard and 2 celery stalks

Now I learned my lesson, Dr. S. says no tuna but I had to test the waters and now I know I must listen to the good doctor.

Jennnaay, I'm so happy someone feels the need to check in on me on a daily basis, haa!! Yes, I've been having a bit of trouble these past 2 weeks so we'll see how it goes once TOM comes and goes!!

CB, thanks for checking in, I'm not sure what's going on except for my little cheats but they are catching up to me.

Monica, it was a very small piece like a 2 inch by 2 inch but the chocolate covered ice cream pop is probably what did me in!! I try to buy the little no sugar added applesauces so I don't have to worry so much about fresh apples going bad. So far so good.

Miz Biz, I know you're out there having a blast in California and leave those surfer boys alone, or should I say they better leave you alone!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

R3P2D24 Another Short Post

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 24
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#23
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.0
Today's Wt: 165.2
0.2 lb GAIN

Well, I caved yesterday and had some birthday cake (2"x2" piece) and an ice cream at lunch. I wasn't going to eat dinner but I still did. I bought some no sugar added applesauce on the weekend and discovered a peach medley flavor. Now, I am not a peach fanatic especially peach flavored drinks, candies, alcohol, etc. So I added a bit of stevia and cinnamon and it was like a cheat. I thought for sure that I was cheating, but that was with the cake. I started feeling some cramping yesterday so I may have water retention as well as PMS. TOM will probably stop by in a few days. Nothing else to report this morning.

Oh, I did get a visit from a representative of that mobile home mortgage company, I don't know what's wrong with them, I paid the amount due before the date they said and now they're saying I'm in default!! I need a good lawyer and fast!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half, Spenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: homemade chicken Ceasar salad w/ACV dijon dressing, 1 tbl. parm cheese, piece of cake and chocolate covered vanilla ice cream popcicle
D: tilapia and NSA peach medley applesauce w/cinnamon & stevia, 1 tbl. cottage cheese

Biz, I was going down till I caved w/the cake, boo hoo but it was good and a very small piece!!

Jennaay, I have been wanting those Pilates DVD's since I first saw the infomercial but thought the price was too extreme. We have a weight room here at work but I'm not ready to venture in there yet so I'm really excited to get my Pilates. I'm really going to try the extended 23 days cuz I don't want to waste my HCG!! Hopefully I can finish by my daughter's birthday 03/20!! Oh, I forgot about the purse but it was advertised in Sunday's ad. The computer I'm on doesn't have flash player so I can post the picture, soorrrryy!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

R3P2D23 Short Update

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 23
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#22
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.4
Today's Wt: 165.0
0.4 lbs LOST

After work yesterday I went by Target to buy a purse that I have wanted for sooo long. I finally found it in black and all the colors were pretty. They still had some Valentine stuff at 75% off. I got home, I was tired and started washing dishes. I made dinner for myself and I would cook my daughters portion when she got home. She didn't arrive till almost 6pm!! She said that her teacher said her project was incomplete and she had to stay behind, so she missed the bus. I went to bed at 8pm since I was so tired.

I finally won my Winsor Pilates DVD's on eBay, so I am awaiting their arrival in the mail. I have wanted these DVD's for so long but I didn't want to spend the money on the infomercial price!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 2-120z. black coffee
L: eye or round steak w/steamed cauliflower
D: creole tilapia, 1 Michelob Ultra, 3 prunes

Jennaay, Mr. Michelob and I have such a good relationship right now, but I'll start behaving!!

Bohemian, I've missed you girl!!! I didn't realize you had started updating again, so I'll catch up!! Haa, cocky, huh? Yes as long as we account for those calories, we are A okay!!

Biz, you just amaze me Miz Biz, have one for me too!!

Monica, yes, the Pringles are finally gone!! I was scared at first to try the beer because of what Dr. S. says about alcohol consumption during the protocol, but since I was in the comfort of my own home, I thought I'd give it a try!! Now I'm hooked!! Yes, I'm trying to get out of the 160's but my body just won't let it go. This is not a set point for me so I don't know what is going on besides the cheating and beer.

Becca, aww, I almost feel this was a scolding but it sounds more like jealousy, haaaa!! I've missed you miss Becca and on Friday, I want you to have a glass of wine for me!!! j/k I just mixed a new batch so I may have to go on another 23 days or so.

Monday, February 18, 2008

R3P2D22 Last Week's Repeat Losses

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 22
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#21
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.4
Today's Wt: 165.4
+/- 0.0 lbs

Yes, this is definately a repeat of last week, so tomorrow I better zoom by 164 and see a 163!! I went a little crazy yesterday, since it was Sunday, I told myself after 1 beer stop cause I gotta get up early. Well, that theory flew out the window at light speed. I grilled some patties outside. Beer and grilled meat go hand in hand, right? Well, I polished off 3 before 5pm and I was buzzing!! I ended up sneaking in those dang Pringles again, I don't know what is wrong with me!! Anyway, I realized I would have to weigh in early today so at least I maintained!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2-16oz. coffees w/Splenda and half & half
L: eye of round w/eggbeaters omelet, jalapeno & 5 grape tomatoes (I have 1 steak left and I finished the eggbeaters)
D: grilled hamburger patty w/mustard and sliced red onion, 3 Michelob Ultras, ??? Pringles

Jennnaay, yes he's stupid is as stupid does!! They sent the biggest meanest looking officer to talk to him, ha!!! Yes, this beer protocol is friggin' awesome!! No, pizza but I feel bad for my daughter, I'm depriving her, but it is better for her.

Monica, they don't know where I work so that's even better since I got connections!! Yes, I'll say it again, the beer protocol is friggin' awesome!!!

Lili, he's a moron, he probably didn't know they were hard boiled so he just kept on!! Let me know how that rotisserie chicken works out for ya, it has been working for me and it is easier than having to cook separate portions and such. My daughter eats the legs and wings and I get the rest!!

Biz, between you, Jen and myself, we'll have to keep this secret under wraps for sure!!! What can I say, he's an idiot!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

R3P2D21 Thanks Michelob!!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 21
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#20
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.0
Today's Wt: 165.4
0.6 lbs LOST

(This weight loss trend is a repeat of last week, ha!! Must be the fresh batch working, yes!!)

Well yesterday was just a day of rest and relaxation. I only went to Wal*Mart and that was it. My neighbor's kids are a pain in the ass. They are lazy and useless. One of them thought that it would be funny to throw this huge box on the side of my house but they didn't know that I was home and I heard it when it was thrown over. I looked out the window and saw it there. So I went outside and threw it back in their yard!! I've hated these people since they moved it. The son thought one day after they moved in, that it would be fun to egg my house. My daughter was home so she heard all the ruckus. She called me and told me that she wanted to throw them back and then some but I told her no, I would send a unit out. This kid is such an idiot that he was throwing hard boiled eggs!! The officer spoke with the kid and made him clean it up, haaa!!! So now, everyday I have to watch what they are doing. Even the woman of the house has let her trash of boxes fly into my yard and not pick them up so I go out there and throw them back!! The first weekend they were here, they let their dog do his business in my yard and I asked her not to allow that to happen and she had a hissy fit!!! What a dumbass bitch!! Sorry, I needed to vent. I hope they move soon, it will be a year in May that they have lived there. I guess that's why I have so much stress and not realizing it. Anyway, enough ranting. I did the beer protocol again yesterday, yummmm!! Oh, yeah, and I mixed a new batch so now I'm starting to see some drops again and I am not cheating!!! I can already tell the difference because my hunger pangs and stomach growling has ceased almost immediately. I told myself last night that if I didn't have a decent drop, I would buy pizza today but I guess that won't be happening!! (Sorry daughter!!) She misses pizza and fast food burgers but I won't allow them to be in the house nor with I buy it for her because I have no will power around that stuff. At least now she is fit and trim (she's always been thin) and I know she's eating good when she's home. Now school is a different story I'm sure. They lunch menu is the same everyday there, hamburgers, pizza, burritos and the daily special. Anyway, enough venting!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2-16oz. coffee w/Splenda and 1/2 & 1/2
L: eye of round omelet with sliced fresh jalapeno
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast and 3 Michelob Ultras!!!

Crystal, your story is funnier!!! This kitten is very, very nosey he has even had some fresh jalapeno, he was sorry he asked for it!!!

Biz, whoo hoo, isn't this beer protocol awesome?!! I had been avoiding alcohol because of what Dr. S said but that wasn't the case for me or you or Jen or Ed, etc., Wow, LIW already, damn I am so jealous but maybe now this girl can catch up!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

R3P2D20 Mmmmmm, Beer!!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 20
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#19
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.2
Today's Wt: 166.0
0.2 lbs LOST

Well, the beer protocol was awesome!!! The only thing was that it made me hungry plus my last batch I believe, had already lost its punch because the last few mornings my stomach had been growling which doesn't happen when I'm in Phase 2. I mixed a new batch today and it went in smoothly. The last week or so, the injections have been leaving knots in my thighs but today it went fine. I had tested my last solution on Wednesday or Thursday and it was still registering positive on the test but it really felt as if it has lost it potency. Anyway, back to the beer protocol. I ate my lunch at around 10 am because I was already starving and that was even after I drank a 32 oz. glass of water. After work, I stopped at Best Buy to get some CD's, I like Maroon 5 and I got Paul McCartney greatest hits of sorts, with his old songs when he was with Wings. I got a couple of DVD's as well and came home. I was so ready for that beer that I popped one open and drank. It was soooooo good!! I got my dinner so I could enjoy it with my beer. Then I had another. After my daughter got home, I told her I was still hungry and I got some more chicken and another beer. I ended up sneaking in some spicy guacamole Pringles cause I was just so hungry. I went to bed at 8:30-9:00 because I was tired. I heard rain but don't remember the time. I got up this morning at around 6, went to look out the window and it was clear. WTF? Where's the snow the news kept telling us to watch out for? I went to Wal*Mart to check out any Valentine's clearance and there wasn't much. I found a little lavender hedgehog for my daughter, she'll love it. I got some paper plates and napkins as well, they're red with different colored hearts and at half price, you can't beat that, right?

I gave myself the shot already with the new batch and feel better already. I am ready to go make me an omelet just to quell this hunger. To be honest after eating as much as I did yesterday, I was really expecting to see a 3 lbs gain, but I'll take any loss at this point. So now that I have a fresh batch and Valentine's is over, I can see some good losses again. Yes, I will get rid of the Pringles!!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee, 32 oz water
L: Wendy's chicken Caesar salad w/croutons, NO chocolate (can you believe it? I can't)
D: 2 skinless rotisserie chicken thighs, 2 peeled roasted poblano peppers and 1/4 can of Pringles

Biz, mmm, that recipe sounds deelish so yes I will have to try it to get my choco fix!! The beer worked fine but for me its like the commercial, I can't just have one!!

Jennnaay, yes, a case and half, don't make me look like an alky, she wanted some yesterday and when I held it to her face she said it smelled gross so I said ok, more for me!!! The kitten liked it, but he got a drop, that's it!! I'm so glad that my blog is entertaining. I remember when I first started it, I wouldn't share it with anyone because I was embarrassed. I felt it was an invasion of my privacy, but the more I thought about, I thought, no one knows me out there and I don't think someone here in town even reads blogs, let alone mine. The guys at work see me updating it at work and ask questions and I tell them about it but since it involves reading and reading about my diet, they just walk away, haaa!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

R3P2D19 Chocolate Is Not My Friend

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 19
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#18
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.2
Today's Wt: 166.2
1.0 lb GAIN

Yes, I indulge in a bit more chocolate than usual. So I am only dissappointed in myself but I have the weekend to correct this. I went to Sam's yesterday because the weather was suppose to take a turn for the worse today, but now it won't happen until tonight. We should get some thunderstorms and possibly some snow for tomorrow morning. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. I bought a case of Michelob Ultra since that only has 2 carbs per 12oz serving. I'll test that out tonight or tomorrow, he he!! I also picked up a rotisserie chicken. I got home and took the Bud Light out of the fridge and replaced it with the Michelob.

Yesterday's Menu:

B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: Wendy's chicken Caesar salad w/croutons, some Andes chocolates, 2 Hershey's kisses
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast on spring mix salad, 8 grape tomatoes, 1 truffle kiss, 1 Carr's table water garlic & herb cracker

Biz, I guess I read your comment too late as you can tell by my menu, oooops!! Maybe if I lay off the chocolates I could see the 150's, ha!!

Jennay, yes this is Maaaarrray, I'm going to try to go another 30 days since I don't like to waste my HCG!! The Pringles are locked away in my daughter's room so I have to sneak in there to get them. No Valentine yesterday, just bought my daughter a giant Hershey's kiss. Wish I could have found Mr. Coke Man, that would have been really nice, my apologies to buddy boy!! Me, behave, bah!!!

Monica, yes I was a bit confused, I may need to buy new batteries for the scale but it's behaving now. Birthday cake huh?

Ewewho, kids what can we say? Yes, I completely agree with your hubby. It's called Choriomon, it runs about $15.00 a vial. Don't let them try and charge you more than $20 since they like to take advantage of people sometimes. The dollar has lost so much value that I'm sure its up to $20. I haven't bought any very recently since I got a good deal with Yes, I've been craving beef so I'll lay off it for a while if I can.

Becca, well hello Ms. Anonymous!! yes it runs about the same price but as I stated to Ewewho don't let them charge you more that $20 for it!! Any pharmacy should carry it there, sometimes they do sometimes they don't, like Biz says, It's a crapshoot!!

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

R3P2D18 Short Post

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 18
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#17
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.4
Today's Wt: 165.2
0.2 lbs. GONE

My scale was playing mind games with me this morning, I got on and it said 161.4!!! I thought WOW, that's amazing but it can't be true cause I feel like a fat cow this morning!!! I got on it again and it gave me the right weight, bastard scale, playing games with me at 3:30 in the morning!!! I may have eaten too much beef yesterday. I forgot that my daughter had early release yesterday, but she was considerate enough to call me when she got home!! I got home, we ate dinner and I went to bed at 8pm.

I don't think I have enough solution to last me for the 23 days so I will mix a new batch this weekend and continue for another 30 days so it doesn't go to waste. This will be the first time that I will use Pregnyl as opposed to the stuff I have been buying in Mexico.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: eye of round steak and steamed cauliflower
D: 1/2 a chuck steak, 1 strawberry and 1 granny smith applesauce cup, no sugar added
S: 4 Pringles (I know, bad girl)

Crystal, I'm trying really hard to stay away from them chocolates and you need to stop tempting me especially about chocolate dipped cheesecake, can we say YUMMMM!!

Biz, I was just teasing, I know you are very bizzy and now you're sickipoo!! I'm sorry, I hope I didn't pass you my cold via cyberspace!!

Jennay, wouldn't that be awesome if I could?! I'm pretty sure I did the same thing growing up but I don't remember much, he he!! Girls are just harder to handle sometimes especially during these teenage years!!

Anonymous, thanks for stopping by and lending some encouraging words!! It's a mad, mad world!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

R3P2D17 Children!!!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 17
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#16
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 165.4
Today's Wt: 165.4
+/- 0.0 lbs

My daughter decided that yesterday she needed to do a project on powerpoint and stated that ours did not work. So I told her that I would upgrade it if she would just be patient and wait a few minutes. Well, she decided to go to her friend's house to work on the project. Needless to say she didn't arrive home until 9:45pm without calling me. I was furious. I even called her friend's house to ask for her but they told me she wasn't there!! Man, I blew a fuse. I decided to lay in bed since it was way past my bedtime. In the process of waiting, one of my cats decided to break a vase, so that put me in a more pissy mood. When she finally arrived I asked her why she didn't call and she said that I would get mad either way. I asked where she was at and she said at her friend's house. Just to be sure, I asked where this friend lives and I was correct at the one that I called. I told her that I called over there and they told me she wasn't there. I was so pissed I just went to bed very late, it was already 10pm. So I got up a little late and very groggy because of the Benadryl I took for my runny nose. While she was gone, I snuck into her room and found the Pringles I had been looking for. I ate about 3 of them and then I had a Hershey's truffle kiss. I was bad yesterday because I even snuck in a special dark chocolate miniature at work, just one!! So I am up in arms today about my daughter. I just don't know what I am going to do with her. She will be fifteen next month, Lord help me!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz. coffee w/half & half and Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: cabbage, cilantro, garlic soup w/ground beef and 1/2 a lime, 1 miniature special dark choco.
D: grilled chuck steak w/steamed cauliflower, 1 raw floret of cauliflower, 3 Pringles, 1 dark chocolate truffle (Kiss)

Jennay, I bought the Bud Light because it was on sale, but I'll test it on Friday or Saturday. I will buy some Michelob Ultra when I go to Sam's, and try that as well!! Yes, my daughter and the adventures that lay ahead!!!

Miz Biz, are you slacking? j/k, yes beer protocol, you know what I'm talking about!! But I like CB's suggestion too!!!

CB, please let us know how that vodka protocol works out!! Ha!! About the picture, a while back I posted what my body looks like, no picture, just a description. My head and boobs are on the wrong side of my body, my stomach pooches out further than my butt!! So yes, I am a NOASSATALL, so I don't look as good as Ms. Jennay in those boyshorts, I think they're just more comfortable.

Becca, As I stated to CB, I don't look cute in them because of my body shape right now, but hopefully soon!!! Yes, I ditched work and went grocery shopping cause I needed cabbage to make soup and Kmart was so close so I had to stop in there!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

R3P2D16 Feeling Better??

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 16
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#15
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.0
Today's Wt: 165.4
0.6 lbs LOST

Wow, even for all the pills I've been popping, I'm amazed to see a drop but I'll take it!!! I left work early because I just started feeling crappier (is that a word?) by the minute. I went by Kmart to get some kisses that were on sale for my daughter and cat food. Then I went to another store that had the cabbage on sale so I could make myself some soup, yum!! I even bought a 12 pack of Bud Light so I can try that beer protocol that everyone keeps talking about. I got home and made myself a quick omelet and took a brief nap. That felt great. I got up and started on the soup because I like my cabbage mushy. My daughter got home and requested a smoothie since we have so many strawberries. My daughter started questioning me why there was beer in the house. I didn't feel that I needed to explain this to her. She just went on her little rant and just couldn't believe that I bought beer and it was here in her presence. Whatever!!! I didn't have one yesterday like I wanted to because I had taken something at work that contained generic Tylenol and I didn't want to risk it. I did a small load of laundry, washed my new boyshort undies, and some shirts that I bought last week. I did dishes, folded the laundry and went to bed. I think I did more yesterday than I did over the weekend, sheesh!

Well, I'm feeling much better today thanks to the vitamin C. Off to enjoy another fun filled day at work!! I'm really laying on the sarcasism thick on that last sentence.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12 oz. coffee w/half & half & Splenda, 12 oz black coffee, 3 c. of green tea
L: eye of round (50gm) diced in 1.5 cups of eggbeaters (=3 eggs), onion and jalapeno, 1 Hershey's truffle kiss(delish!!)
D: cabbage, cilantro, garlic soup w/ground beef, 3 strawberries

Biz, yes just for breakfast and I'm taking you suggestion to heart about having beef in the day rather than later, since it does seem to slow down weight loss, but if I eat ground beef, its ok. Don't ask me why. I still haven't tried the strawberries and cc, too scared to stall. Hey, I don't know if you read my post from Sunday, but I went off a little tangent, but I'm sure you were busy with your family and all so I'll let it slide this time, J/K!!!

Jennay, I'm feeling better, finally made it under LIW and I did take a Benadryl last night so I could breathe while I slept, it was great.

Reene, where have you been?? I have missed your blog and thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you've been very busy and enjoying P3, no?

CB, I'm feeling better thank you and glad you could stop by!!

Becca, Aw, shucks, I'm happy that my little rants about work make you laugh, now I'm just waithing to see who gets sick, muaaaah ahhh ahhh!! Thanks for checking in on me!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

R3P2D15 Sucks Being Sick!

Round 3 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 15
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#14
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.4
Today's Wt: 166.0
0.4 lbs LOST

Yesterday I basically just cleaned my kitchen, it took me a while because I still had a runny nose and a bit of sore throat. I have been downing my vitamin C as if it was going out of style. I woke up this morning and my throat was hurting a tad then my nose started running. Unfortunately I am here at work and my eyes are watering (not cause I'm here, well maybe) and my nose is still running. I really wasn't expecting to see a drop since I have been drinking so much vitamin C and decongestants plus my early morning weigh in makes a difference but I'll take it!!

Now, I'm going to go and pass along the virus to everyone here that gets on my nerves!! Hee hee!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2-16oz. coffee with milk & Splenda
L: 50gm eye of round w/1 cup eggbeaters(=2 eggs), jalapeno and green onions
D: skinless chicken thigh, jalapeno (this was the last of that poor bird)

Lili, I'm just teasing you about giving me the virus and yes there is a lot of discussion on the other board about upping the protein, I just read the emails, I don't really post there anymore since they like to slam posters. Glad to hear you are feeling much better.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

R3P2D14 Yes, Finally Below LIW

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 14
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#13
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 166.4
Today's Wt: 166.4
0.0 lbs GAIN/LOST

First let me tell you of the horrific headache I had yesterday, just horrible. I finally took something for it, a generic Excedrin type tablet. Then to top it all off, after updating my blog, I went to catch up on soaps that I record (yes, I still use a VCR), and the tapes have not been recording the channel I requested. I about threw that VCR out the window but it has a DVD player as well, so it stays. The power had gone out a few months ago (yes that's how far behind I am) and I set everything the same. I tested it and it continued to record channel 3, I about kicked the shit out of it. I finally unplugged it and reset everything again. Finally, it recorded what I wanted. So now I'm so far behind that when I watch this tape, I am going to be soooooo lost!!

I guess this title should have been for yesterday and not today. Ok, I got up early this morning cause I'm feeling crappy!! My throat is in pain and I have lots of post nasal drip adding to the problem. I started taking lots of vitamin C yesterday to flush it and it helped tremendously but I still feel a bit of soreness in my throat. I weighed myself early and the scale said the same weight from yesterday. That's ok by me. I decided to head out grocery shopping and went to Wal*Mart. I decided I was finally going to purchase some appetizer tongs that I had been eyeing for some time now and when I got to their spot, they were all gone and marked for clearance!!! Erggggghhh!!! So, I drove to another Wally store and they didn't have any, I drove to yet another and they didn't have any either, DAMMIT!! Oh, well, guess I just wasn't meant to have them. I bought more strawberries since a competitor has them for $1.99 a pound. I bought some yogurt for my daughter since yesterday, I made her a smoothie and she absolutely loved it!! So I bought some more yogurt and strawberry nectar juice to make her some more. She even said that she felt full after drinking it, that was amazing since she's a bottomless pit when it comes to eating and skinny no less!! I also got me some boycut undies that I have wanted for some time. I only got 1 package since I'm hoping to be a much smaller size very soon!!!! When I got home from all that running around, I got on the scale and it said 165.8, guess that just proves all that running around burned some calories, eh? I was brave as well this morning and took measurements but didn't see much of a difference.

Waist: 38" compared to 39" on 12.16.07
Hips: 43" compared to 44" on 12.16.07
Thighs: no change in my right(24") but my left is 24" compared to 24.5" on 12.16.07
Arms: have grown Rt: 13.5" compared to 13" Left: 14" compared to 13 on 12.16.07 (Weird)
Chest: no change still 38"
Bust: 43" compared to 44" on 12.16.07

I still belong to the "other" group because I like to read the bullshit they come up with to justify their deviations and such. One poster stated that she had stalled out for over 2 weeks at 180 something and was just at the end of her rope. She decided to up her protein by 100 or 200 grams per day and that finally broke her stall. Some posters were saying that they had done apple days and it didn't help them at all or they would gain back the little that they lost. So protein days are all the rage now for breaking a stall. Works for me, I would much rather do a protein day than an apple day anytime!! What kills me is the posters that state they cheated one day and so they are going to do an apple day to undo the damage. Can we say, "WRONG!" That is not what an apple day is for but to save face I don't post anything and just move on to the next crazy idea being thrown out. Well, that's all I've got so far, I'm finally drinking my coffee for this morning since I got home after 9 from all that crazy hunting at Wallyworld!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/milk & splenda
L: skinless rotisserie chicken breast on a salad of spring mix greens, dijon ACV dressing, 6 grape tomatoes
D: ??? grams of eye of round, forgot to weigh it before throwing it on the grill, 1 huge green onion
The eye of round may have been a bit much and I did eat it around 6pm, not sure if that accounts for no loss today, but it is just fine by me, I finally passed my LIW!!

Crystal, yes isn't great that we found something that can help us tremendously and we can actually enjoy eating more protein rather that those crappy apple days, or is it crabby? thanks for stopping by, I know you are busy with school and all but I appreciate it, and keep up the good work yourself missy!!
Jennay, yes we are sick aren't we? Yes, I was wondering where that 2 pounder came from as well but I'll take it girlfriend!! Loved both videos my friend!!
Biz, yes, I forgot to throw that in, I was just so excited that I forgot to write about that, maybe I should retitle yesterday's post, hmmm.
Lili, oh I'm sure you weren't mad at me since I forgot all about them chocolates!! I would have posted them on my menu but I completely forgot about them, hope you're feeling better but I think your blog is carrying your illness because now I'm feeling icky!!! Just kidding!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

R3P2D13 No Apple Day For Me Thank You!!

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 13
No injection today
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 168.4
Today's Wt: 166.4
2.0 lbs LOST overnight

Wow, I really wasn't expecting that. I had told myself yesterday how great it would be to skip 167 and just go straight into 166, and it happened. (Note to self: Must talk to myself more often.) I slept great last night and even slept in this morning until 7:30am!! I wanted to get up early and go grocery shopping before everyone else did as well, but I didn't get out the door till after 8:00am. I still managed to get to Wal*Mart and get some strawberries, ginger and other miscellaneous items.

Well, I got my refund yesterday, woo frickin' hoo!! I left early from work cause I was feeling ill, (that money was burning a hole in my hand!!) and I went to Sam's to purchase beef, ground and eye of round, rotisserie chicken (yum), frozen strawberries, lemons. Now I'm still on the fence about the protein powders and shakes. I saw a huge pouch of the EAS whey protein and was debating whether or not to buy it for those days that I'm not hungry but just want to get my protein in. I know it sounds weird but sometimes there are those days when you just don't feel like cooking or nothing sounds interesting. I have always loved food, obviously, but there are those rare days that one just doesn't feel like doing anything including eating. So, anyway, I figured I would research a bit more and ask the vegetarians on the board if that was even the right brand, plus its about $30.00 for that pouch but it is huge!! It comes in vanilla or chocolate and that was another decision as well. I went to Albertson's as well to get a few things (few they were) and was hoping to run into Coca Cola hunk since it was about the same time that I was there Monday. No such luck.

I got home around noon and I was starving. I quickly got some mixed greens out of the fridge and pulled some breast meat off that rotisserie chicken without the skin. I added a few grape tomatoes and dijon ACV dressing. It was good. At around 3pm I was feeling a bit hungry so I pulled off a bit more of the chicken breast and munched on that with lots of water. That helped. After my daughter got home around 5, I indulged in a skinless thigh, mmmmm. I wanted to eat a bit early because I knew I would be going to bed early!! I finally went to bed around 9pm. Well, now I need to figure out what I am going to do today. I definately need to water my palm trees and rose bushes, they have been terribly neglected this winter and the weather here is gorgeous today (69 degrees) and tomorrow will be the same.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16 oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: 1 skinless rotisserie chicken breast on mixed greens salad & 6 grape tomatoes, Dijon ACV dressing
S: 1 skinless rotisserie chicken breast tender
D: 1 skinless rotisserie chicken thigh

Biz, yes it was a small loss and it is amazing how quickly I forgot about those chocolates, I guess since they were the miniature size, I just forgot, doh!!
Lili, I would have posted them but I had just plain forgotten about them until I went to get some water and realized I was reaching into the candy dish to get one. I stopped myself and yelled at myself what the hell was I doing, then it dawned on me that I had done that over the last few days, damn Valentine's!! So yes, I finally did report it.
Jennay, yes, I just couldn't figure out was was going on, as I explained to Lili, I finally caught myself just the other day. Yes, my refund came in yesterday and I bought me some BEEF!!! I didn't find that hunk of a man so I guess the beef will have to do!! And you are right, if you beat me or spank me, I WILL like it!! Of course, buddy boy may just get turned on watching so we best behave!! In regards to upping the protein, there is this huge discussion on the "other" board about upping protein when you hit a stall and that seems to have helped. It has worked for me, so I'm sticking to it!! If I remember tomorrow, I'll go into a bit more detail on my posting.


Friday, February 8, 2008

R3P2D12 Dropping again?

Round 3 Week 1 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 12
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#12
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 168.6
Today's Wt: 168.4
0.2 lbs LOST

Oh, its so close I can taste it!! Guess I shouldn't because I may gain, ha!! If I get my refund today, I am going to go buy some beef and chicken and have a protein day and see what happens. I realized yesterday that I have been eating miniature chocolates at work mindlessly, so there is my problem, duh!! I will stop that today!! I forgot to mention on Wednesday that we ran out of water. We started our water club at work and it ran out, so I probably didn't meet my water intake the last couple of days, but we are stocked now!!

Everything went well yesterday after my daughter got home. I told her that I found the ring and I blamed it on the cats. One of my cats love to pull things off my counter, why I don't know. (Curiousity killed the cat!!) So alls well on the homefront for now. Now the weekend is upon us and that is a challenge for me, food wise.

Hope my refund comes in today so I can go shopping!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: Wendy's chicken Caesar salad w/croutons and no dressing
D: ground beef, cabbage, cilantro, garlic soup w/lime juice

Crystal, I do enjoy salads but I get lazy and don't make them the night before like I should. I need to buy some fresh ginger to try that dressing!! Oh, and pick up some rotisserie chicken!!
Jennay, she had been hinting to me that she wanted to try it and I told her she could because it is much different to actually smoke a cigarrette than to smell what other exhale. She tried it, not in the bathroom only disposed of it in there, and she said that it gave her the runs. Maybe that will deter her from trying it again.
Biz, I don't think it was the CC, I think it was just time for a stall after a good run and it just coincided with me eating the CC. Sometimes I think the cinnamon stalls me because everytime I add it to something, I stall, and I love cinnamon!!! I know it regulates blood sugar but it causes me to stall, weird huh?
CB, I haven't measured because my last measurements were taken when I was at LIW, but I'll give it a whirl this weekend and see if there's any difference from last time. You are doing awesome girl!!
Ewewho, I was counting the croutons as my melba/grissini for the day. Hope this weekend brings some changes!!

Spellcheck is still not working so forgive my misspellings!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

R3P2D11 Stalled!

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 11
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#11
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 168.6
Today's Wt: 168.6
0.0lbs GAIN/LOSS

Man, talk about resistance!! After work I was running around to all the dollar stores looking for Valentine mugs and most of them were already out of them. I finally found one store that had some. I got home and had my dinner then I started washing dishes. My daughter showed up late and I started questioning her about things I noticed around the house. Her bathroom smelled of cigarette and a ring was missing from my bathroom. She got upset because she felt that she "didn't need this right now". Well, needless to say, we didn't speak the rest of the evening and I went to bed early. I found my ring, it was just not in the same place where I thought I had placed it. That was really all the excitement from yesterday and I'm a little down since I've seemed to stall. I up my protein today and see if that helps.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: chicken Caesar salad from Wendy's w/croutons and NO dressing
D: cottage cheese with 1 whole diced orange, cinnamon and stevia

Ewewho, my body is still fighting to get below LIW, so I'm a bit bummed!!
Lili, I haven't had one of those workouts in quite some time, as a matter of fact I can't remember the last time!!
Jennay, Nope, didn't happen today and I don't use the dressing they give you on those salads, I just eat them dry!
Biz, thanks but it didn't happen.
Crystal, yes I do but I try not to think about it, not ready to share this body quite yet, know what I'm sayin'?
Becca, yes, but I need to go on a manhunt now to find him again!! Hey, and thanks for stopping by, I know you've been very busy with work!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

R3P2D10 Resistance

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 10
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#10
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 169.0
Today's Wt: 168.6
0.4 lbs LOST

Well, who knows where that came from but my body is still resisting to go below LIW. I finally "went" this morning, don't remember when the last time was but it finally happened this morning. Didn't do much yesterday, on my lunch hour I went to the grocery store to get mayo that was on sale for $1.49, since yesterday was the last day of the sale. I'm set for my next P3. I wanted to take another 1/2 day yesterday but an officer didn't show up so I stayed. I really wanted to find that Coca Cola hunk, but no go. Well, not much to post today, nothing exciting to report except for reading some blogs yesterday that were very insightful.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16 oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: Grilled chicken Caesar salad from McDonald's (Wendy's are better), water
D: Eggbeaters w/sliced onions and jalapenos, dill for flavor

Lili, yes I tap when I remember to do it!! Man, he was HOT!
Crystal, yes Coca Cola and Budweiser guys, it must be a requirement!! He really did speak gently, I wonder if he did it on purpose so I could move in closer, haaaa!!
Biz, yes, I'm trying but I'm not used to flirting w/strangers only the guys at work so I was a little rusty, but I tried cuz he actually made me nervous! I didn't want to say something stupid ya know?
Jennayy, yes I need a refresher course, email me!! Wow, if only I could have lost a pound with all that drool and nervous sweatin', but sweatin' of another sort would have been better, haaa!!
CB, hey thanks for stopping by and you are doing awesome!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

R3P2D9 Don't Get It!!

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 9
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#9
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 169.8
Today's Wt: 169.0
0.8 lbs LOST

I don't know what is going on but I think my weight in time has a lot to do with it. Yesterday I went and got my driver's license renewed. Before I got there I had stopped at Wal*Mart to get some things and cash because the ATM at work was out of cash, then there was an accident on the freeway that tied up traffic for hours so I had to take the long way. Anyway it took about a half hour to get in and out of the DMV. I went shopping some more, put gas and went to Albertson's to get some sodas that were on sale. While I was in the soda aisle, the Coca Cola man was restocking and let me tell you, that boy was fiiiiiiiine!!! I kept looking for Sprite cause my daughter likes it and I couldn't find it. Well that just gave me an excuse to talk to this fine hunk of a man!! I approached him and asked him if he had any Sprite. He looked up at me and I was mesmorized!! He gently told me no that they wouldn't be getting it until today but I could check the other store up the street. I lied and told him that I had just come from there and they were all out as well. I told him that I came to this store to get the Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Cordial. He asked me how I liked it. If I could tell him the truth but I think he was talking about the soda. I told him that I hadn't tried it yet. So he just reminded me that until tomorrow it would be in. I have not been able to stop thinking about him. Anyway, I got home after making a stop a Target as well to buy a storage bin to use for my recyclables. For kicks I weighed myself and the scale said 168.0 at noon. I hadn't eaten anything all morning from all that running around so I finally made some lunch. I washed dishes caught up on my email and just relaxed. I ate dinner kinda late because I had eaten lunch so late so that may be another contributing factor.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee
L: Morning Star burger on a mixed greens salad
D: 3 whole eggs scrambled with onions and sliced fresh jalapenos

Ewewho, I told them I weighed 170. I don't know of too many salons that offer threading here, but I have done it myself. I just find waxing easier sometimes.
Biz, Sorry, to hear about your dear friend's passing and you take care of yourself!!
Lili, I thought zucchini would be okay because Dr. Atkins book says it has less that 10% carbs, but I guess it still was too much for me. I love it in a tomato sauce with onion, garlic and cheddar cheese, but that is definately out of the question right now.
Jennnnyyyy, don't get me all hot and bothered now!! No, I'll start behaving, I've got a long way to go!!
Becca, I don't mind doing it myself, I just get busy doing other things and don't get around to it.

Monday, February 4, 2008

R3P2D8 Not Sweatin' It

Round 3 Week 2 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 8
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#8
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 168.8
Today's Wt: 169.8
1.0 lb GAIN

Guess my body just wants to fight to get back to LIW. At least it wasn't a "17x.x" I saw on there, that would have really chapped my butt. I did some more experimenting yesterday and it didn't turn out so well. Don't eat zucchini on Phase 2!! I have learned my lesson. I'm not sweating it because I also had to weigh in very early this morning so that may be a contributor as well. I'm requesting a half day today at work so I can go get my driver's license renewed. I went on Friday and the place was packed. I'm sure I spoke of this already but today I will try another office close by.

Yesterday was a restful day just did some laundry, folded some laundry and really that was it. Didn't really watch the game except to check the score. Looks like everyone was busy yesterday with the game and all, hope everyone had a good time!!

Yesterday's Menu:
L: sausage & 2 whole eggs scramble, coffee w/milk
D: hamburger patty with boiled zucchini

Jennnyyyy, I didn't get to mow my eyebrows so if my picture is taken for my license, it's gonna look like sasquash, haaa! Yes, I'm still waitin' on my scolding from Miz Biz!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

R3P2D7 Teasin'

Round 3 Week 1 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 7
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#7
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 169.4
Today's Wt: 168.8
0.6 lbs LOSS overnight

Man, it is just teasin' me!! I'm 0.6lbs away from my LIW. Maybe tomorrow. I did a little experimenting yesterday. Seeing as I had such a stressful day Friday, yesterday was a day of R & R. I treated myself for brunch and dinner. I did manage to get my hair colored but the eyebrows were neglected. During the late afternoon, I decided to work on my palm trees. They were just as unruly as my eyebrows. I finished all three palm trees in an hour and a half. Not bad if I do say so myself. My daughter and I watched some movies while enjoying our dinner. After two movies, working on the trees, by 11pm I still was not tired. I made myself go to bed because I wanted to go to Wal*Mart early. That didn't happen. Oh well, I can go tomorrow after work.

Yesterday's menu:
B: 2-16oz. coffee with milk(unknown amount) and Splenda
L: pork sausage (drained of excess fat) scramble with 2 whole eggs and fresh jalapeno slices
D: 2 tilapia fillets cooked in butter & oil with steamed cauliflower, 12oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda

See, I told you I treated myself yesterday, I wasn't stressing yesterday about Friday. I'm just glad I didn't get cited for the accident or my driver's license being expired, phew! Oh, and I've been using milk instead of half & half because I bought a gallon of milk for my daughter to eat all her cereals, but she hasn't and the milk is very close to expiring. Don't want to waste money or food since milk is running close to the price of a gallon of gasoline, ya know what I'm sayin'?

I'm starting to feel soreness in my arms from all that tree trimmin' and my thighs are still sore from Friday. Not that I worked out but it is mostly my right thigh from all the driving since my car is a 5 speed and I think I tensed up during my little fender bender.

  • Jenny, hope you enjoyed that nap cuz I didn't get to take one!! Free groceries are awesome! No, you can not have him, he's mine!!! Yes, the croutons I counted as my melba/grissini for the day which I normally don't eat on a daily basis. I'll work on my catepillars today!!
  • Biz, yes isn't it amazing what can happen in a matter of hours? Truly makes one think. Yesterday we were tied, not sure about today, thanks for checking in on me!!
  • Crystal, Unbelievable day almost like my Monday now that I think about it. I should pop some B's but I always forget!!
  • Lili, yes there was no dressing on the salad and the rotisserie chicken, I make sure I remove the skin because most of the seasoning is on there. I know some penetrates into the meat but not as much as is on the skin itself and I did okay. As you can see, I haven't been having any fruit just upping my protein intake which has helped me tremendously.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

R3P2D6 Need to Relax

Round 3 Week 1 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 6
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#6
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 170.4
Today's Wt: 169.4
1.0 lbs LOSS overnight

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12 oz. coffee w/half & half, 2 pkts Splenda, 12oz. black coffee
L: Wendy's chicken ceasar salad w/croutons
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast, cukes w/rice vinegar, 1 tbls. lowfat cottage cheese

Oh, I'm so close to my LIW that I can almost taste it!! (And it doesn't taste like a Kripy Kreme!)

Yesterday was quite stressful in the afternoon and evening hours. Let me tell you how my day started. I got up 10 minutes late, I hadn't taken the trash to the curb, so I arrived at work 2 minutes late. Not bad but they are watching!! During my lunch hour I went to pick up some items at Kmart that were on sale like toothpaste for 69 cents, Aussie condition for 2 bucks, Hershey's Cordial Cherry Kisses 2 bucks too. Then I went to the grocery store that was having a decent sale and got some Jicama, limes, hot sauce, mayo ($1.49 for Kraft), some Mexican green onions and cilantro (4/$1.00). All this didn't cost me a thing. Why? I work with an officer who's wife past away in September from terminal cancer. His daughter lives with him, she's 25, but is, according to him, useless in the kitchen. A while back he asked me that when I go to this "Ranch Market", if I let him know, I can pick up a few items for him as well so he doesn't have to go. So yesterday, I showed him their ad and showed him what was on sale. He pointed out some items, gave me $40.00 and said, "Just get me those things and get whatever you need." I was flabbergasted!! I asked him if he wanted a salad as well and he said no but that I could get one with any money I had left over. WOW!! So even though it wasn't my money, I still bought everything on sale as if it was my own money. When I got back to work and gave him his change he was shocked. He said that I was a thrifty shopper. I gave him a huge hug and thanked him for the groceries. He stated that he knows that I was going through a rough time and this helps me as well as himself 'cause he didn't have to go to the store. Now was that sweet or what? Later he started to mention that since his wife passed away, when he passes, his pension goes to no one. So his thinking is he will find some pretty young thing, marry again and have some fun for a while being retired, and when he passes, she will have a $43,ooo income for the rest of her life!! He already had someone in mind and I asked him why I was not offered this deal before her. He just laughed. Later, I went to assist an officer with picking up a police SUV that was going to be utilized today. As I was driving back to the station, I had a minor accident. I clipped another SUV that came out of nowhere. There were no injuries and very minor damage. There was no damage to the other vehicle just some paint transfer. I explained to him that a report needed to be done because it was a city vehicle and he said he was late for work and couldn't wait. Since there was no damage to his vehicle, he would leave it at that. Well, I couldn't do that because it was a city vehicle. He left anyway and I went back to the station. I ended up getting some overtime because the report needed to be done and I had to do a memo. Turns out that my driver's license expired on my birthday!! Doh!!! I went to the DMV and that place was packed. I couldn't understand why then I realized, it's the first of the month and the new border crossing rules took place and everyone is scrambling to get their i.d.'s so they can cross. I stopped by Albertson's to buy their eggbeaters, some lowfat cottage cheese and some clearance items. I got home and my daughter arrived soon after. She tells me that she needs to attend a dance show for her dance class. Now I have told that I shouldn't be driving because my license has expired and I only drive to work and back. In one ear out the other, she voluteers me to drive her and her friend to this dance show. I was through the roof. This show was at a local high school that is in another city just outside of ours. The traffic was ridiculous, I was not a happy camper. Now, she doesn't have a cell phone so we had to guesstimate how long this show was. I came home and finally ate my dinner then at 9pm I was on my way back to pick them up. We finally got home and I was exhausted, mostly from all the stress. So today is a day for resting and pampering. My hair is in desperate need of coloring and my eyebrows need a weedwacker!!

Oh, I have been experimenting with increasing my protein intake and it seems to be helping. I will keep you posted!!

Biz, I know they are bad but TOM wanted it!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!! Luv U 2!!
Jen, yes I can feel Miz Biz slapping my hands!! I actually got one of the donuts from a special box that didn't have any calories, no fat, no sugar and no carbs!! j/k
Oh, to test your solution, just take a few drops of your solution and place it on the test, don't pee on it. Mine showed positive in the elapsed time, so its still good. They are only a dollar at the dollar store, but I had to go to 3 different ones cuz they were either out or only had one. It has been suggested to open the test, take out the strip and cut in half to save money as well. I didn't do that but I will on the next test. Weekends are the toughest for me since my daughter is home all day and wants to eat non-allowable foods. Mary Moe? yes sometimes I'm a stooge!! Very funny missy!!
Monica, yes like my response to Jen the donut I got was small and had all the calories, fat, carbs and sugar removed from it so I had no worries. Not really, it was something strange (TOM) that took over and made me eat it. I didn't understand the weight loss as well, I was really expecting a gain or the same weight to show on the scale in the morning. I don't understand but who's going to argue with that loss? I'll take it!!
Crystal, OMG, I am so glad you are back!! I miss my funny and witty cyber/blogger friend!! Yes, I should have titled it different or started it different but I was in a hurry to post the basics of my day. Yes, Mr. Kreme and TOM took advantage of me that day but I'll get over it, just another skeleton for my overstuffed closet, ha!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

R2P2D5 Short Post

Round 3 Week 1 of Phase 2 VCLD Day 5
1ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection#5
LIW: 168.2
Yesterday's Wt: 171.6
Today's Wt: 170.4
1.2 lbs LOSS overnight

Yesterday after work I went to 3 different Dollar General stores looking for pregnancy tests. They were either out or hidden behind a counter. I was able to get 2 from 2 different stores. So this morning I tested my batch and it is still good. I can tell that it is really still effective because I wasn't tired last night and it was already 9pm and I had been up since 3:30am. I guess my theory of my batch not being effective just went out the window along with TOM. I did deviate yesterday but that was my doing. I gave in to a Krispy Kreme donut. I selected the smallest donut I could find. I was really tempted to get another but remembered to do my tapping and that helped. Since I went to so many different stores yesterday, I guess I must have burned it off from all the walking. (Yeah right!) I did increase my protein yesterday as well and that seems to have been helping as well.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 12oz coffee w/half & half, 2 pkts Splenda, 12oz black coffee
L: homemade mixed greens salad w/cubed rotisserie skinless chicken breast and grape tomatoes S: 1 Krispy Kreme donut
D: 200gm(weighed raw) grilled hamburger patty and 1/2 cuke with ACV

Biz, Thanks for the good vibes, they're helping!!
CB, I'm hanging tough and just enjoying the ride and thanks for checking in on me!!
Jen, thanks for checking in!! Yes, I love my kitties even though they drive me nuts sometimes, they're just like children!!
Ewewho, I'm trying to stay on that slide! My babies all have colds now, they are sneezing like crazy. I think my kitten that came back from the vet brought it with him after his surgery.
Becca, thanks for the woo hoo, the "g" is for my last name but I like your idea better!!

Everyone take care!!