Wednesday, April 30, 2008

R4P2D5 Moving Along

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 5
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #5
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 160.4
Today's Wt: 159.0
1.4 lbs LOSS from yesterday
2.4 lb UNDER LIW

I was hoping to see 158 this morning and the scale let me see that but then jumped up to 159, bastard scale. I know it probably is 158 but since I weigh in so early, I don't get to see such good numbers. I went for my walk yesterday before leaving work and my shins were killing me. I think it is because the park has lots of inclines unlike the track or maybe its my shoes, who knows but I'm going to keep walking.

The adjuster went out to see my car and he is trying not to total it. That makes me very happy because I love my little car!! I'll have to take it to the body shop today to get an estimate. I still haven't picked up the rental.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 3 cups of black coffee
L: 2 hard boiled eggs, cup of green tea w/wulong
D: 1 grilled chicken breast, cup of green tea w/wulong
S: 4oz. Light N Fit yogurt

B, yes, I just hate that I have to do everything and being victimized all over again. Thanks, I'm trying to lose as much as possible on this round (for summer).

Becca, actually I lost 4.8 lbs and I was a pound under LIW. I don't want them to total my car because there is no way I can afford a car payment right now.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

R4P2D4 Off To An Awesome Start

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 4
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #4
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 165.2
Today's Wt: 160.4
4.8 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.0 lb UNDER LIW

Don't forget to watch the show today.

I'm off to a good start but as everyone says, these losses can get addicting (see I lost my "mini" load weight already!!!). I even made it past LIW!! Since I was pretty much unprepared yesterday, I had an egg day. I know it doesn't make sense but that's is all I could manage yesterday. I also went for my walk during my lunch hour since the weather was cooperating and it was very cool outside.

After work I was debating whether or not to put gas and decided it was best that I did. I had enough to get home but in the morning, it may have been a different story and man was it. As I was getting ready to turn into the pumps, an elderly lady broadsides me on the driver's side and I am pissed!!! My whole driver's side door is damaged. Luckily the officer taking the report cited her for failure to yield the right of way or else I'd be having a hell of a time trying to get my car fixed. The adjuster will be going to see my car today. I hate this, I'm the victim and the insurance company continues to victimize you!! I may have to call a lawyer.

I really felt bad this morning because of all the soreness from the impact but I made it to work anyway but I forgot my swipe card because its in the other car. I'm leaving early though so I can get some things done and I can claim lost wages because of the accident.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 cup coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 3 cups black coffee
L: water and 2 hard boiled eggs
D: 1 hard boiled egg, 2 cups of green tea mixed with wulong tea

Monica, yes, I only took 3 week break because summer is so close and I want to be much thinner for it. Even though I took a shorter break it was still hard to maintain but I did it. I got lucky today though, I already lost my "loading" weight, whoo hoo!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

R4P2D3 Bloated & Swollen

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 3
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #3
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 163.2
Today's Wt: 165.2
2.0 lbs GAIN from yesterday
3.8 lb OVER LIW

Please check out the following link to watch their coverage of the HCG protocol tomorrow!!! Ed & Jen will be on!!! Check your local listing for air time!!

Wow, again I ate like crazy yesterday and I told myself I would overdo it but I did and I'm paying for it this morning. I'm swollen all over. Everything I ate yesterday and the day before apparently was very salty. I could tell because my urine was very cloudy. I told my daughter and she looked at me and said "mine too". So I explained to her that it was all the salt and she agreed. I did go for my walk yesterday. So my stomach is very upset this morning and last night.

So today is my first VLCD day and of course, I am unprepared. I forgot to defrost my chicken but I brought some hard boiled eggs today. I need to get used to the restrictions again and back into the routine of P2.

Yesterday's Menu: (pretty much the same from Saturday)
B: whole wheat English muffin w/sausage, egg and cheese
L: chile con queso w/blue corn chips, 1/2 a cheeseburger
S: macadamia and cashews
D: salty grilled chicken thigh
S: toast w/cream cheese

Lindsayloo, yes I tend to be feisty and that's what these guys like!! Yes, it would be great to stay in that phase and the way things are going right now, we may stay there for a very, very long time!!

B, hope the food was good!!! I'm in the desert so we don't get much rain even if we're in the same state!! I want some rain here!!

Biz, you spammer!! It's for a good cause, so I'll let it slide!!

Monica, I was re-reading P&I and couldn't decide if I should have reloaded because I had only taken 3 weeks off, oh well. Yes, I text him and he was sweet about it!!

Becca, yes, let's see who'll take it, ha!! Doesn't matter since restarting P2, they will all have to wait till the end of the month since hopefully there will be less of me!! Yes, my daughter and I have our days, and we argue about the dumbest things too!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

R4P2D2 Loading Overboard

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 2
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #2
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 159.6
Today's Wt: 163.2
3.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
1.8 lb OVER LIW

Well, I ate some good food yesterday and I didn't think twice about it until this morning. I really enjoyed a lot of breads but believe it or not, they don't taste the same to me anymore and I feel I can live without them now except for the potato chips (there are none in the house now). Isn't that fantastic?!! I'm glad I'm over the bread thing, I still have a loaf in the freezer as well as those whole wheat English muffins so they may be going to the birds.

I decided yesterday to text flirty officer and it turns out he was working another job. I asked him what his plans were for the evening and he said he had to work till 10 and then he was going out "his" boys. I told him to have a good time and not get too crazy. He laughed and I made sure to let him know that if he wanted a better time, to call me. I left it at that.

It was late last night and my daughter and I started to argue so I went to bed. I got up early this morning and it was windy and cold. I still made it to the track and walked for an hour. Starting tomorrow I will only walk for 30 minutes per day. I would like to keep it up so I don't lose momentum. Let's see how that affects me on the protocol. I'm rereading P&I just to refresh my memory. I need to work on my food for the week. Today will be another normal eating day.

Yesterday's Menu: (from what I can remember)
B: sausage and egg on a whole wheat English muffin with butter
L: chile con queso with blue corn chips
S: double fiber toast w/butter
D: 2 grilled cheeseburgers on a buttered toasted bun, w/provolone cheese and red onion slices
I only managed one burger then later before bed, 1/2 of the other
S: 5 thin mints Girl Scout cookies

So much for not wanting to load right?

Marlene, yeah I'm trying!!! You go girl. Yes, I think it has a lot to do with feeling so much better about ourselves and them actually noticing right? It has to do with the law of attraction as well, if you feel sexy, then you attract sexy!!!

Amie, whoo hoo, there are so many of us that have started about the same time, isn't that just awesome!! Don't worry, add me, please!!

Lindsayloo, I felt the same way at my beginning weight, some of the guys at work would still flirt with me but I would just laugh and walk away because I didn't feel good about myself so I didn't believe what they were saying, I just took it as though they were joking and such. Tomorrow will be my first 500 calorie meal so Tuesday, we shall see what this round holds in store for me.

Becca, thanks, I do need to work it a bit because some of these guys are used to being hit on and only a few will actually fall for it. I just hope that this round will be my most successful, just like round one, keeping my fingers crossed!!! ( I think I will take them ALL if they will have me, ha!!)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

R4P2D1 So Many Men, So Little Time

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 1
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #1
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 160.2
Today's Wt: 159.6
0.6 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.8 lb UNDER LIW

I can't believe I have just started Round 4!! I hope after this round that I will only need one more round and I should be done. My post will probably more in depth because I feel that VLCD really clears one's head and lets you think straight for a few weeks.

Yesterday was a very interesting day for me. Everyone at work kept complimenting me and telling me that since I cut my hair I seem happier, more confident and looked 5 years younger. I thanked them all but my true happiness is flirting with that officer except I'm still waiting for him to take the next step. I took a chance yesterday and sent him a text and he responded back. First because he didn't know who it was so when I text him back to tell him it was me, he text me back calling me "sexy thing"!! I could feel my face lighting up and that really made my day!! The station manager called in sick, so that means I have to do his duties, ergh!!! I didn't feel like driving to headquarters so I starting whining to an officer, who is extremely handsome by the way, and he said he would do it for me, I just had to ask. So I asked. When he was finally leaving, he said "Let's go!!" So I went with him. I would do anything to be alone with this man even if it has to kept professional. He is just so handsome, he's older but damn he looks good and he has green eyes!! I kept making sexual comments to him on the drive over to headquarters and he just sucked it all up. He's used to it I'm sure. On our way back to the station, he told me he would take the scenic route so that we didn't get back to the station too quickly since he knew I really didn't want to be there. So we drove to the community college because he needed to pick up some forms. Then we were driving again I continued to really lay it on thick. He decided we need to have breakfast, so we did. He's such a gentleman, he felt we needed to at least have a meal together before taking the plunge. We finally got back to the station and the excitement was all over. The last thing he said to me was "that was fun, we should do it again sometime!" I told him I agreed and that the station manager should call in sick more often!!! I got back to my desk and read my work email. I received an email from a detective that I worked with as an officer before he was promoted. I forgot that I had emailed him the day before asking him when he was going to come visit me because I missed him. The email said that he would come by the station next week because he had a new assignment and he would stop by and tell me all about it. Am I terrible or what? I know this discussion was on the board a few months ago about people losing their addiction to food and getting another addiction to replace that one. Some people had turned into sex addicts so now I'm a flirting addict?!!

Anyway, I'm glad to be back on P2, I will eat normally today and tomorrow so VLCD will begin on Monday. I went to walk the track today since I missed my walk yesterday because I was with Officer Handsome!! (It was worth missing my walk for that!!) Oh, speaking of that, I actually did indulge a bit at our breakfast, no he wasn't on the menu, but I only had a little bit. I left my good running shoes at work and I didn't feel like driving to work to get them so I had to put on an old pair. I walked for a little over an hour today and my shins didn't bother me at all!!!

My daughter apparently had a bad day yesterday, opposite of mine, she broke a relationship she had with a boy and she was very hurt. I told her I was sorry and that there really wasn't much for me to say because it is something that she needs to experience for herself so she can learn to deal with the pain of a breakup. She told me what she wanted to then she left to go to the mall with a friend. I didn't sleep well the night before so I went to bed early. I usually stay up and wait for her but I was exhausted. (Flirting all day does that to ya). I had gone to JC Penney's after work to look at some tops and the cashier began talking to me about her online personal ad. (Did I ask? NO!!) She told me that she was going to meet this guy and she asked my opinion. I explained to her that that would be okay but to make sure it is in a public place and to let her friends or family know where she was going to be. Also to maybe have a code word with a friend in case she wasn't interested and needed to get out quickly. I really just wanted to leave already cuz I was so tired.

Okay enough for today!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs, coffee
L: scrambled eggs, bacon, just a few bites of refried beans and hash browns, iced tea
S: peach yogurt w/flax, macadamia nuts
D: salmon fillet w/mayo, mustard, ACV, dill sauce

Becca, yes I wore the jeans and they actually felt a bit looser than the last time I wore them and I had washed them earlier this week, strange huh? Ah, yes, the guys were commenting, "its been a month already?" We are only allowed to wear jeans on the last Friday of the month. Yes, I'm back in P2Protocoland, whoo hoo!!!

Monica, yes, you guys have got a week on me already, but I'm going to try and catch up!! Not really, we'll just have to see where this round takes all of us right?

Jennay!!! I've missed my Jennay!!! yes, yesterday was my last P3 day and I've jumped into P2 already today!!! Maintaining was not easy but I accomplished it!! Summer's right around the corner!!! I didn't wear the sexy shoes with my jeans and its a good thing too, I had to run around everywhere yesterday!!! Of course, if I had, I would have gotten more flirting opportunities but that's okay, I need to start slowly, HAAAAA!!

B, yes, I'm back officially today on P2!!! I WILL NOT deviate this round, there is too much at stake now (did someone say steak?!!). I really want to look good to catch at least one of these officers!!! They're interested now but just imagine when I drop some more weight? Wow, just the thought of it wears me out!! And I may be MIA from my blog, he, he!! Hope you have a great weekend as well, girlfriend!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

R3P3D21 Phase 3 Has Come To An End

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 21
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 162.6
Today's Wt: 160.2
2.4 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.2 lb UNDER LIW

My egg day worked again! I went walking during my lunch hour but the city was tarring the walkway so I had to take an alternate route so that threw off my routine.

So tomorrow I shall restart injections and go for 30 days straight. I will eat normally with a bit of P4 foods on Saturday and Sunday, VLCD with start Monday. Let's see where round 4 takes me this time.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs, coffee
L: 2 hard boiled eggs, water
S: macadamia nuts, green tea mixed with oolong tea
D: 2 deviled eggs halved, more green tea mixed with oolong tea

Becca, I know I hadn't blown it yet but just wanted to make sure I could get into my jeans. My break was for 3 weeks. Yes, I'm amazed that he still has a job, we are really hurting for officers so I guess they'll just send him to counseling.

Marlene, you're welcome!! Yes, there is a new motivation. There is this officer that I have been flirting with so I'm trying to look extra special for him or some of the other guys as well.

Lindsayloo, yes, my muffin top has gotten better, now its just in the front and not all around. Hope you're feeling better!!

B, yes, I guess I'll never be able to eat starches again!! That's okay though I'm learning to live without them.

CB, yes, I know it was crazy but I just wanted to be sure I would be able to get into my jeans!! Doesn't matter now since P2 restarts for me tomorrow!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

R3P3D20 Kids!!

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 20
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.0
Today's Wt: 162.6
1.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
1.2 lb OVER LIW

Well, I tested the limits yesterday and it didn't turn out so well. I'm doing an egg day today only because I want to wear my jeans tomorrow and don't want a vicious muffin top. I may be retaining water already for TOM because my daughter started yesterday and she and I are usually synchronized. She was in a pretty pissy mood yesterday. Apparently she started during her last class and she was not allowed to go to the restroom, then she had to ride the bus home and walk the rest of the way, so she was not a happy camper!! She even got upset with me because she thought I was making faces at her, I went to my room.

I went for a 20 minute walk at home yesterday, not good.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 3 hard boiled eggs, coffee
L: South Beach Living chicken and spinach pizza on harvest wheat crust
S: 6 oz. yogurt, mac & cashews
D: ground beef and green bean stew? 2 bowlfuls, should have stopped at one

Awwww, you gals are great!!!

Becca, no the weirdo was the detective I had to work with, he recently was caught exposing himself in public and the worst part is, he still has a job here!!! I can deal with the citizen weirdos but not the ones I work with.

CB, you're back!!! You're right, maintaining is the hardest part!!

B, I think you're right, it was just a little but I went overboard yesterday, oh well, lesson learned, right?

Lili, thanks, and thanks for stopping by, I know you've been busy girl!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

R3P3D19 Getting Closer to P2 Again

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 19
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.6
Today's Wt: 161.0
0.6 lbs LOSS from yesterday
0.4 lb UNDER LIW

Phew, still holding steady. I did indulge in a bit of potato chips and queso yesterday but not much. I went for my walk in the park during my lunch hour. After lunch I realized there was a apartment manager's meeting in the conference room so that means there's food. There was coleslaw, biscuits, potato salad, cookies and donuts and would you believe all I got was a piece of chicken, salad and my chips?? Everyone was amazed at my plate but it was enough for me.

I'm leaving half day today because I have to work with a weirdo. My regular shift guys are in a training today so there are detectives and tactical officers covering for my guys.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs and coffee
S: 2 hard boiled eggs
L: 1 BBQ chicken leg, salad and chips and queso
S: 6 oz. yogurt, mac & cashews
D: 2 fried tilapia fillets (butter & coconut oil), sauteed zucchini, cauliflower and onions

Lindsayloo, thanks for stopping by and wish you the best on this journey. We are starting out around the same weight so let's see where this round takes us both. I've added you to my blog as well.

Becca, Thanks, sometimes it feels like a lot of work maintaining and I do catch myself wondering if I'm eating enough or not, etc. Are you still walking? I'll just run up my credit cards when I get to my desired weight, he he!!

Thanks Marlene!! There are different places to order from but I ordered back in December from Drug Delivery and it took about 3 weeks to get it. My supplies such as syringes, sterile vials and bac water from Research Supply. Email me if you have more questions.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

R3P3D18 Steady Eddie!!!!

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 18
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.6
Today's Wt: 161.6
0.0 lbs GAIN/LOSS from yesterday
0.2 lb OVER LIW

Wow, I weigh the same as yesterday, steady Eddie!! I didn't go walking yesterday but I did try to do a workout DVD. Since I didn't know the routine I didn't really do much since I was lost. By six pm last night I was extremely tired. The only thing that I really accomplished yesterday was fixing the leaky faucet, again. I went by Lowe's and they had the part I needed and I fixed it with 10 minutes. I went to bed around 7:30pm then the phone kept ringing, ergh!! One call was my mom so that was okay and they other was an unfamiliar number so I didn't answer. I slept very well after that because I don't remember a thing until waking around 2am cuz one of the cats was in the litterbox making lots of noise. So I feel better this morning.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: cheeseburger patty (from the day before) and 1 hard boiled egg
D: 3 egg scramble with zucchini, onion and avocado topped with salsa
S: mac and cashews, 6 oz. Light N Fit yogurt

B, I know they royally suck but at least its not a higher number, right? I'm going to try it since I pretty much do everything they do now but at least now I can actually go out in the field. Wow, you're closer than San Antonio, whoo hoo!!

Becca, I like the new fashions that are coming out but don't want to spend the money now either. I was trying to calculate how long it would take me to lose the rest of my weight and it looks like 2 more rounds, boo hoo!!! I'll just have to see where this round takes me.

Monday, April 21, 2008

R3P3D17 Monday, Monday!!

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 17
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 160.0
Today's Wt: 161.6
1.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
0.2 lb OVER LIW

Man oh man do I hate these early morning weigh ins. I like the weekends since I get to weigh in so much later and see better numbers. It looks like I gained 1.6 pounds but I'm sure its because I weighed in at 3:30 instead of 6 or 7am. I decided that Saturday will be my first injection day since Friday will officially be my last P3 day. I'm ready for the rest of this weight to come off!!! I want to buy pretty clothes and don't want to waste money on large sizes. Everyone can understand that right? I'm hoping to fly through the 150's since this weight has never been a set point for me. When I got pregnant I weighed 130 and after giving birth I stayed at 170!!! So here's to wishing my weigh slides off quickly through this round.

Yesterday I went for a short walk about 35 minutes. Later my daughter went shopping with my mom in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I stayed home to enjoy some "me" time. I grilled some hamburger patties and worked on my faucet that decided to start leaking again, ergh!!! I did laundry and really not much of anything else. Oh, I did run out to Home Depot to find some plumber's putty that I need when I replace my garbage disposal. Looks like I will just have to invest in a new faucet period.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: rotisserie chicken breast & drumettes, coffee
L: hamburger patty w/Mont Jack cheese & onions, mayo and mustard
S: mac & cashews, 6oz. yogurt
S: Starbucks white mocha coffee

The coffee was not my idea but my daughter's so I'm sure it was not sugar free, oh well, at least she thought of me.

B, yes, right now I just work as a civilian but I do a lot like the officers but no arrests. That is one of the other reasons for wanting to lose this excess weight, I want to try out for the department as an officer. How far apart are we?

Becca, Right? The Queen Deviator is actually behaving for once!! I am really tired of losing the same weight over and over again every time I start a new round, you know what mean? You're doing great yourself missy!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

R3P3D16 The Maintaining Game I Continue To Play

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 16
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.0
Today's Wt: 160.0
1.0 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.4 lb UNDER LIW

I have been wanting to try a whole wheat english muffin but will hold off till next week since I will have completed 3 weeks of P3. Saturday should be the beginning of P4, we'll see. I have become addicted to my walking. I told myself to rest Thursday and Friday but I went out anyway even in the blustering wind. I went to the track yesterday and today but today I only walked for about 35 minutes just to take it easy today. I need to start doing some toning exercises but I'm still not motivated to do that just yet. The only real thing motivating me is that officer I've been flirting with. I've seen him more this past week than I have all year. I just don't know if he's flirting out of fun or if he's serious. Anyway, my mom called last night and asked if we wanted to go shopping in Las Cruces, New Mexico. My daughter is very anxious to go but I'm really wanted to stay home alone for some "me" time but I would like to go as well but I don't want to spend money on clothes yet either. Ergh, decisions, decisions!!

Okay, back to my title, I realized this week that during my first 2 rounds I always gained back quite a bit of weight and it bothered me to have to re-lose the same pounds again when restarting a new round. So this round, I don't want to do that so I'm going to stay as close as possible to LIW. I haven't decided exactly when I'm going to restart Round 4 but it will have to be soon, summer is knocking at our back door already. There's going to be a big party for the officers getting off probation. This party is to take place on May 9 and then Memorial Day at the end of the month. I usually don't drink at the "rookie" parties because I don't want to look like a total idiot at work the following day or whatever. I don't even know if Flirty the officer will be there or not, I haven't asked him. Last time we went to party, he made a special request of what I should wear and I obliged only for him to show up with a girl. I think he realized his mistake and left very soon after that. Anyway, we didn't have a formal date or anything so I just blew it off. Okay, I've rambled enough.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs & coffee w/half & half
L: rotisserie chicken breast w/skin
S: mac & cashew nuts, 6 oz. Light N Fit yogurt w/ground flax
D: grilled chuck steak w/zucchini & cauliflower sauteed in butter

Biz, I am elated to maintain so close to LIW. It has boosted my confidence through the roof and people at work have noticed my mood change. They think its my new short haircut that did it but I think its knowing that I'm maintaining and the walking has been a great stress reliever!! Hey, did you miss my shoutout to ya on Friday's post? I was thanking you for your creative egg day, that really worked for me, so thanks again!!

B, thanks, believe me my first 2 rounds, I went hog wild and paid for it by having to lose the same weight over and over, I think I have learned my lesson now. Hope you enjoy this weekend as well!!!

Lili, I really didn't think I would be able to do the egg day but amazingly I wasn't hungry during the day. During the evening hours, my worst time, I started to get hungry but I munched on a few macadamia nuts and that helped quell that feeling. It paid off. I'm not too worried about that slight gain at least it didn't skyrocket back to 165, I would have had a cow!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

R3P3D15 Maintaining Is Hard To Do?

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 15
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 160.4
Today's Wt: 161.0
0.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
0.4 lb UNDER LIW

Yesterday turned out to be a hectic day after work. I went for my walk at lunch and ran a bit. Anyway, after work I went to Sam's to get a few things since it was payday. Would you believe they ran out of half & half? I drove to the other Sam's and prayed that they had it and they did but very little. I didn't realize it was their "open" weekend so non-members were allowed to go and shop so it was packed. I stopped by Wal*Mart after that and bought some eggs that were on sale as well. The cashier charged me for 3 18 pack of eggs and I only bought two. So I had to go back into the store, luckily I thought to check my receipt when I was putting everything in the car. They were nice enough to let me take the other 18 pack instead of giving me a refund. I finally got home and put everything away. Hey, my pesky neighbors are moving out, YEAH!!! My daughter and I watched Good Luck Chuck and there were a lot of boobies flying around but it was a funny movie.

So this morning I got up at 5:30 and felt rested. I got dressed and went walking. I ran for a couple of minutes and walked for the rest of the way. I went to Wal*Mart again to look for a watch with a stopwatch feature and I found one on clearance!!! They were also giving away eco friendly bags to each customer. I finally got home at around 10am this morning. I stopped by Sally's as well to get me a smaller boar brush for my short hair.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 hard boiled eggs, coffee
L: chicken club salad from Jack In The Box
D: 2 rotisserie chicken thighs
S: 6 oz. yogurt and some mac nuts and cashews

Becca, yes that was amazing and at least now I know egg days really work!! Hopefully I can maintain very close to LIW.

B, yes I'm happy it did. You are beautiful and yes you will be hotta!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

R3P3D14 Egg Day Success!!

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 14
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 163.8
Today's Wt: 160.4
3.4 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.0 lb UNDER LIW

Now that is more like it!!! First I would like to thank Miz Biz for her coming up with the egg day. I did it unexpectedly yesterday and it worked great!!!! On Wednesday afternoon I had boiled four eggs to make deviled eggs. Yesterday morning I brought all four eggs with me. Suprisingly I wasn't really hungry all day. I did go for my walk but the wind was horrible and it was cold!!

Oh yea, my scale better not be messing with me again cuz this time I will throw it against the wall!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: water, 2 hard boiled eggs with mustard
D: 2 deviled eggs
S: 4oz. light n fit peach yogurt, macadamia nuts and a few walnuts

Becca, yes, finally back to LIW and yes it was cold yesterday!! Today should be cool also hopefully not as windy!!

B, I'm so bad about my cucumbers, I bought some a couple of weeks ago and they're still in the fridge, guess they'll be in the trash soon. My egg day worked though.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

R3P3D13 Gettin' There

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 13
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 165.0
Today's Wt: 163.8
1.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
2.4 lb OVER LIW

That's more like it. I tried not to eat too crazy yesterday and I walked the park again. It got a bit windy while walking but not as bad as when I left work, it was ugly!!

I realized the other situation that is causing the weight gain is that I really haven't "gone". I took some magnesium last night so let's see if that helps get things moving!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: black coffee
L: Wendy's Chicken Caesar salad w/dressing and croutons
S: pork rinds w/hot sauce
D: salmon fillet w/mayo, dijon sauce, 6 oz. regular yogurt w/flax

Biz, I did do plenty of planned interruptions during Round 3, I'll look it up and email you. Yes, I'm trying to stay away from the prepackaged stuff but sometimes I'm just so tired that I just grab one for convenience. I'm almost out of them so no more!!

Becca, luckily we are getting cold front this morning so it will be extremely nice today, high of 71 but still windy, argh!! I'm going to try keeping up with it, I'm starting to feel better now.

B, I think the walking is really helping now, I feel very different now, rested and energized (sometimes).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

R3P3D12 Another Day, Another Pound

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 12
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 164.0
Today's Wt: 165.0
1.0 lbs GAIN from yesterday
3.6 lb OVER LIW

I found a website yesterday, geodistance, that helps me configure my walking distance. I'm actually walking about 1.5 miles in 30 minutes. That's pretty good. My shins are feeling a bit sore but not too bad. I'm hoping that the weight gain is muscle as everyone is telling me and that I'm not eating all my calories burned. I have been feeling a bit hungrier since starting my walking regime. I walked yesterday during my lunch hour because they said the weather was going to be very hot and windy. There is a park surrounding the station with a walking path, who knew?! I walked it for about 30 minutes. It was really nice because it has small inclines.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: macadamia nuts and almonds, coffee
L: South Beach Living meatloaf w/mushroom gravy and green beans
S: pork rinds w/hot sauce
D: 4 mini homemade 1" cheeseburger patties (Mont Jack cheese) and sauteed Mexican squash and onions in butter

Lili, I hope not but I will look for another one.

Biz, I was so close to throwing it against the wall but I didn't. I need to buy some dandelion tea, there's a new health store that opened up on our side of town and I was told yesterday that they carry it so I will have to make a trip over there.

B, oh, I hope I can find a new decent one, I hate getting on them at the store.

Becca, I'm trying really hard to keep up with the walking, its just getting hot here very quickly!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

R3P3D11 Damn Scale From Hell!!

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 11
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 164.6
Today's Wt: 164.0
0.6 lbs LOSS from yesterday
2.6 lb OVER LIW

Okay, my scale was acting up again this morning. I stepped on it and it said 165.0, huh? Then I adjusted it and it said 161.8. Oh yeah, I just miraculously dropped nearly 4 pounds in a matter of seconds. I finally settled with the 164 since I really don't know what my weight is this morning. After I got home from work yesterday, I sat on the sofa and was ready to take a power nap. I sat upright, went and got dressed and went walking around the neighborhood. Since I forgot to bring my clothes with me, I had to go home to change and I almost didn't go walking. My normal routine of going around my neighborhood used to take me 30 minutes and yesterday the same route took me 20 minutes. I guess since I'm not lugging around the extra 30 pounds, it has gotten a lot easier. I don't feel pain in my shins as I walk like before. I did bring my clothes today so I should have no excuse except that it may be very windy by the time I leave work.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee and 1/2 a glazed donut
L: South Beach Living roasted turkey w/brown rice and green beans
S: macadamian nuts, guacamole w/a few blue corn chips
D: 2 fried tilapia fillets and mexican squash sauteed in butter

Crystal, yes, I have missed you!!! Best of luck to ya restarting P2.

Becca, I can't do steak days and I completely forgot about the eggs!! I'll just hang on!!

Lili, I didn't think about the sodium but I am drinking lots of water. I knew I would probably gain but I'll just keep to walking and indulging less during the week, we'll see.

Biz, I agree with you completely, I'm sure there is a KFC in hell!! Luckily I didn't order any of the sides or I would have gained about 10 pounds!! I'll just take it with a grain of salt (or a ton) and settle down the rest of the week.

B, I took some B-Complex vitamins and that should help flush out any excess. I can only hope!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

R3P3D10 Steak Day?

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 10
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 162.6
Today's Wt: 164.6
2.0 lbs GAIN from yesterday
3.2 lb OVER LIW

See what I mean by early morning weigh ins? I really don't think I weigh that much this morning. I know I may have had a gain but 2 lbs? Ok, maybe I did gain some since we had KFC yesterday. I really didn't feel like cooking and my daughter wanted me to take her to Best Buy so she could redeem her gift card. It was just noon so I drove through KFC since there was no line. I ate 3 thighs and my daughter ate the legs. Later, I had a breast and that was it. Strange that I ordered the legs and thighs bucket and there were two breast in there. Anyway, today I'm at work and debating how I'm going to go for my walk today. I forgot to bring my clothes so I could change here at work, then drive straight to the track instead of going home first. I'm feeling a bit queasy this morning so maybe I'll have an excuse to call it day (early from work). On the weekends its so easy to go walking because I get up so early, go to the track and get my walking done for the day. The funny thing is this Wednesday is Start Walking Day, ha!!

I'll have to see what the rest of the day holds in store for me to see if I do need to do a steak day or not. Better yet, maybe I'll do an egg day.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 eggs scrambled w/onion and pepper jack cheese, coffee
L: 3 KFC original recipe thighs
S: macadamian nuts
D: 1 KFC original recipe breast

Regina, I'm trying to enjoy the early mornings now since its going to get very hot here soon and I'll have to resort to working out at home or at the gym at work. I meant to watch my DVD's yesterday to learn the steps or routine but my daughter awoke and I didn't get a chance to. I've never heard of T-Tapp but a friend of mine gave me the Zumba DVD's and I still haven't seen those either.

B, since you're on P2, I wouldn't worry too much about exercise right now till P3. I'm still not brave enough to actually go to a real gym, I don't even like using the one here at work. Yes, I need to keep reminding myself of that reunion before self sabatoging.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

R3P3D9 Walking Feels Good

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 9
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 163.4
Today's Wt: 162.6
0.8 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.2 lb OVER LIW

I got up early this morning around 6 and left to go walking at the track. I walked for an hour today and it felt great!!! I'm going to start reviewing my pilates and buns of steel videos so I can work out during the week. I feel really good after my walks. I'm surprised that I'm not sore and that my shins aren't tight like they used to get when I was walking at a heavier weight.

I cut my daughter's bangs yesterday and of course, she hates it. So I'll be blamed for her bad hair days for the next 4 months. Whatever!!!!

I pigged out yesterday and felt that I had blown it for the day especially after walking but I did good since I had a drop this morning and TOM has definitely left the building!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 eggs scrambled w/onions, pepper jack cheese and salsa, coffee
S: handful of macadamian nuts
L: crustless pepperoni pizza w/black olives, jalapenos and a touch of sauce
S: 6 oz. yogurt w/flax
D: chicken breast and steamed cauliflower
S: SF fudge dipped mint chocolate cookies (3) with a cup of coffee

Everyone must be having a fun filled weekend. I'm just taking advantage of the weather and going for my walks. I gotta get ready for Vegas coming up in April of 2009 plus my 20th high school reunion!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

R3P3D8 Rested

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 8
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 163.0
Today's Wt: 163.4
0.4 lbs GAIN from yesterday
2.0 lb OVER LIW

I slept in this morning till about 6:30. I tried to sleep a bit longer but my cats were hovering and all making noise in my bathroom. I got up, went to empty my bladder and weighed myself. I usually wait about 10-15 minutes from when I get up to weigh but I figured it was later in the morning than my usual weigh ins. I'm exactly 2 lbs. over LIW. No sweat. I decided I wanted to go walk the track at the school. I started getting dressed and saw all my cats sitting right outside my bedroom door as if they were waiting for me to do something miraculous. It just seemed strange and I knew they had food cause I saw my daughter feed them as soon as she got home yesterday. So I realized that they probably didn't have any water. I went to the kitchen and Babe, the oldest, ran over to the water dispenser, as if to show me that it was completely empty. I picked it up and they are all swarming me. I put some water down for them and Babe hogs the whole bowl. Poor DeeDee, my female was not allowed access, so I got another bowl and put it down for her. She finally drank some and left. I got my coffee maker ready so that when I returned, all I had to do was turn it on. I went to Wal*Mart to get my usual Saturday reading material and pick up some Mexican squash. These suckers were huge!!! They must have weighed a pound each. Luckily a competitor had them on sale for 69 cents a pound. After I left Wal*Mart, I drove to the track, groceries and all. The weather turned on us last night and it was 43 degrees when I got up, so I figured the groceries would be fine during my 30 minute walk. I got there about 7:45 and there were women already there. I had my mp3 player with me so that helps break up the monotony of walking in circles. I walked for about 40 minutes, the problem was that the sprinklers kept going on. That's fine if it were 80 degrees out, but it wasn't. I was wearing warm ups and a hoodie so it wasn't that bad. I got home and got my coffee started. I bought my daughter some bagels and strawberry cream cheese. I made myself some eggs for breakfast.

After work yesterday, I came straight home and took a nap. I could have slept longer except the kids next door and the ones that live directly behind me, came home from school and were playing outside. They were being a bit noisy so I gave up trying to sleep anymore. My daughter didn't get home till a bit after 6 and she was mad. I asked her what was wrong and she just said, "Joe". I find this boy to be a real jerk but she likes him and she will just have to learn on her own. I try to tell her what to expect but she just blows me off, but I know she hears my voice in the back of her head when he acts like that. I asked her if she wanted pork chops and she said no!! After about 15 minutes, she said, I think I want pork chops now. So off to the kitchen I go. I didn't realize how hot I had the pan until both smoke detectors went off, ooops!! Oh, well, happens everytime. We ate around 7:30 and I went to bed at 10.

Oh, I went a little crazy with my menu yesterday, so that explains the gain.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: macadamian nuts, 1 Lemon Zest Luna Bar, coffee
L: Wendy's chicken Caesar salad w/croutons and dressing, South Beach Living garlic Parmesan chicken w/whole wheat penne pasta
S: pepperoni pizza w/o crust, black olives and pickled jalapenos
D: pork chop w/spicy hickory rub, cup of coffee

Biz, yes, I feel like a meth addict now except mine is HCG. I agree with the sleep quality while on HCG is much better and restful. I'm getting a bit too comfortable with P3 because I'm going to get used to grazing and when I restart P2, that has got to stop.

Becca, I slept in today so I feel better plus my nap yesterday helped. In order for me to get 8 hours of sleep, I would have to go to bed at 7pm and that is just crazy!! I got to get back to HCG soon!!

B, yes, maintaining is the hardest part of this game!! Yes, he's 12 and a pain in the ass now. I love him but he's become very demanding for attention. I guess he feels left out in a way because of the other cats but he should be used it by now, I've always had multiple cats since he's been around. Since we moved into this house almost 4 years ago, I do not allow him to go outside like he did at our old house, so he's a bit disgruntled about that. I'm a sucker for bringing home strays.

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

R3P3D7 Very Short Post, Too Tired To Think

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 7
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 162.6
Today's Wt: 163.0
0.4 lbs GAIN from yesterday
1.6 lb OVER LIW

I finally got me a pair of black faux Crocs at Target. I didn't do much yesterday, I've been really tired the last few days. I went to bed at 8pm last night.

I realized that I miss my HCG, I had so much more energy while on it. I could manage to work on only 6 hours of sleep and now I'm just tired all the time. Am I an HCG addict?

Yesterday's Menu:
B: macadamian nuts, coffee
L: Wendy's Baconator w/o bun, a bit of french fries and unsweetened iced tea
D: tuna salad w/mayo, mustard, ACV, dill, black olives and onions
S: pork rinds, apple w/slice of smoked gouda

Jennay, that is so true, she asked me last night what time she needed to get up on Saturday so I could take her to get it cut!! I doubt she'll get up. I'm eating enough, I need to eat more at lunch rather than at dinner, but I've just been tired and lazy and not preparing my lunch.

Biz, I'm eating, I'm eating!! I make sure there's plenty of fat with all my meals.

B, yes, I have 4 cats. The oldest is a 12 year old male, my female is 7 and the young ones are 2 and 1 and are males, all are fixed!!! Yes, the younger ones are enjoying the new toy but the older ones are very uninterested, they just watch from a distance. Let's see what the scale holds in store for me tomorrow morning, he, he!!

Becca, I'm trying to maintain, I'll go check it out right now!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

R3P3D6 Holding Steady

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 6
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 163.0
Today's Wt: 162.6
0.4 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.2 lb OVER LIW

Okay so my scale is acting up again. I had to move it again this morning because somehow cat litter gets underneath it. I stepped on and it said 161.8!! I thought whoo hoo!! Then I put it back in its spot and it gave me the 162.6 reading. Oh well. After work I stopped by SuperTarget to get some generic Crocs but they were out of black. I like these for when I'm outside watering, if they get wet, no big deal, right? I found a cat toy on clearance for $3.00 and I bought it because my cats don't have anything to play with. I walked out of SuperTarget and it was horribly windy. Visibility was nil so I went straight home. I weighed myself when I got home and it told me 161.8, ha!!! I was actually starving when I got home and lately I've had no real appetite when I get home. So I made some eggs while the fish defrosted for dinner. I put the toy out for the cats and the younger cats started playing with it. You could tell it was frustrating them because they couldn't get the ball out. It was fun to watch. When my daughter got home, she started watching them and was just laughing. I told her at least it kept them entertained and they weren't bothering her constantly. Trust me I put it away for the evening because I did not want to hear that all night. I forgot to take it out this morning so hopefully my daughter will take care of that. She told me that her friend Joe also cut off his hair. That boy had some long hair, it was longer than my daughter's!! She was upset because everyone is getting haircuts. I told her I would take her on Saturday but she needs to get up early. I hate to show up in the afternoon at these places cause they are so packed!! She made her face, so I guess that's a no.

Oh, I realized yesterday, that I forgot to take measurements when I finished my epic Round 3. Duh!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: almonds & macadamia nuts, coffee w/cream
L: South Beach Living meatloaf and mushroom gravy, green beans & red peppers
S: scrambled eggs w/chorizo, 1/2 avocado, cheddar cheese and salsa
D: fried tilapia fillet, 6 oz. cherry vanilla yogurt w/ground flaxseed

Biz, yes it fluctuates wildly during the early mornings, but as long as it doesn't say 2 pounds over, I'm cool with it.

Jennay, yes my hair is all gone, it was fried anyway!! Mine is really short, it barely covered my ear lobes. I try my best to fix it myself before calling the pros. I'm trying really hard to maintain because my other rounds, I gained so much back during my P3, it made it more difficult when I would restart.

Becca, yes, we all needed a new do for our new bodies, right? I'm still debating the whole pic thing. I thought about it but I have no before pics. Okay, yes I do, but I'm still not ready to post those either.
CB, thanks I'm trying really hard here!! It's a completely different look for me, some coworkers didn't recognize me from behind until I turned around, it was pretty funny. I was telling some people I should have robbed a bank before my haircut, since no one recognizes me, ha, ha!!

B, sometimes I wish I had curly hair since my hair is so fine and limp!! I did like that number but when I get on the scale in the morning, it's such a surprise that I would like that shock so early!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

R3P3D5 Still Loathing Early Morning Weigh Ins

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 5
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 162.2
Today's Wt: 163.0
0.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
1.6 lb OVER LIW

I went to Home Depot yesterday again, after work to look at some bathroom faucets. They had some on clearance for $99.00 each. I looked down the faucet aisle and looked at some more. I finally settled on some that were nice and were $29.00 each. What a difference. I went to vote for our local run off and then went home. During my lunch hour (10am) I decided to go and get a haircut. I got it all cut off!!! I have a very short bob now. The weather here is getting hot so I always chop my locks off for the summer. Everyone at work was amazed that I got it done in less than an hour. Some of the guys even complimented me. So when I finally arrived home, I got to coloring it because my roots were showing. My daughter got home and said she didn't like my cut at all. Whatever!!! While I was coloring my hair, I got on the scale and it said 160.8. That's a number I like. So this morning's weigh in royally sucked!! Hopefully on Saturday morning, I can get a more accurate reading since I'll weigh in later.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: macadamian nuts and almonds, coffee w/half & half & Splenda, coffee w/plain liquid coffeemate
L: South Beach Living turkey medalians, brown rice, green beans & yellow peppers
S: pork rinds w/hot sauce
D: chicken breast w/1/2 an avocado and mayo, mustard, ACV, dill sauce

I'm really enjoying that mayo, mustard ACV and dill sauce on fish and chicken.

Biz, I'm trying to maintain but my numbers are off because I weigh in soooo early!!

Becca, yes with my limited income, I have to do things myself and my father is not a very patient man so I try not to ask him for help too often. Its sad when I get a flat tire and guys try and help me but I'm better off doing it myself. I love the look on their face when I finish without their help. Now I need to learn to work on my car myself!!

B, I'm really trying to maintain but these 3:30am weigh ins really bite the big one!!! Yes, I learned it from both my parents. Once my parents divorced, my mom started doing things for herself so she inspired me as well.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

R3P3D4 Early Weigh Ins Bite

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 4
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.6
Today's Wt: 162.2
0.6 lbs GAIN from yesterday
0.8 lb OVER LIW

Oh, how I hate my early morning weigh ins. I have been weighing in at 7am the last 3 days and this morning at 3:30am. Doesn't look to bad though.

Well, I'm back at work today and not really enthusiastic about it but am I ever?

I think I fixed my faucet yesterday, it stopped leaking finally. My next task for the weekend is putting in the new garbage disposal. I also need to fix the valves for the toilets, how fun, eh? I still need to work on my air conditioner which is another fun filled task but I can wait a couple more weeks on that. I still need to find someone to help me fix the valve for the water inlet to the air conditioner $$$.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: Starbucks bold venti w/cream and Splenda
L: a bit of chicken salad w/apples, mayo, mustard, ACV, celery, onions and macadamian nuts
D: salmon w/mayo, mustard, ACV dill sauce

B, with my money being so tight (and shopping sprees) I try and fix things myself first, then call a repair person. If its something simple, I can and will do it. If its extremely complicated like fixing and changing pipes, forget it, that's a job for a real plumber, ha!! I'm on my way to check up on you!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

R3P3D3 Working My Non-Paying Job Today

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 3
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.8
Today's Wt: 161.6
0.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
0.2 lb OVER LIW

Okay, I played hooky again today but I had to put on my handywoman hat on. Yesterday I started messing with the kitchen sink cause it's been leaking. I decided to put an older faucet that I had in my other home. Well, everything went well even for working in such a tight space, then this one started leaking. I researched on the internet what to do and I needed to buy parts. I left that for today. I had to keep myself busy as well yesterday because my daughter went to her first ever concert, The Taste of Chaos. So I was worried sick!!! I tried to scare her or at least warn her of what could happen but she still went anyway. She left at around 1pm and didn't return until 11:30pm and of course I was still up. TOM being here wasn't helping either so I was extremely emotional and making myself crazy!!!

So this morning I called my father and told him that my daughter was sick and wasn't going to school. He was full of questions. I used my daughter's bathroom and I could hear water running. It was the toilet. I did the food coloring trick and it was leaking. I got dressed and went to Home Depot to find the parts I needed for my leaky faucet. I got very lucky and a couple of employees were extremely helpful. I found the parts I needed myself basically but other things they helped me find. I splurged on a new garbage disposal so that's my next project as well as fixing the toilets!!! I got some coffee at Starbucks and ran into Wal*Mart and bought the paper and took a quick look around but only bought the paper. I went to Harbor Freights to buy a good supply of o-rings for my faucets. I also got some pliers and wrenches that were on sale because I sure needed them yesterday. The o-rings were on sale too!! I got home and fixed my leaky faucet. It no longer leaks, whoo hoo!!!

I haven't eaten yet today because adrenaline is running high.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 egg scramble w/peppers, onions, mushrooms, salsa and avocado
S: pork rinds w/hot sauce
L: Chicken salad w/mayo, mustard, ACV, apples, celery, onions and macadamia nuts
S: pork rinds w/hot sauce
D: more chicken salad

Becca, best of luck to you on P2!! Turns out they didn't have any. It's getting hard to come by in Mexico just the same. She checked many pharmacies and many of them said it wasn't coming in. At least I have a good supply on hand for now.

Bo Blue, I just want the 160's to be over, it has been the hardest decade for me yet. I just like this thermos because I can keep it in the fridge and it will block out the light even more and keep it extra cool. Hopefully if I forget to put it back in the fridge, it should help keep it cooler than if I just left it out in the open. Thanks again for the idea!!

Jennay, ha, you crack me up!! Only you would sum it for me like that!! I'm here just playing handywoman today!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

R3P3D2 Friggin' Temperamental Scale

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 2
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 159.6
Today's Wt: 161.8
2.2 lbs GAIN from yesterday
0.4 lb OVER LIW

See, that's what I get for messing with my scale. I clean it up and it returns the favor by telling me the truth. I guess the 161.0 it told me yesterday was more true that the 159.6. It was all a dream I tell ya!!!

I didn't do much yesterday after my morning shopping spree. My daughter had to babysit in the evening so I had a few free hours to myself. I couldn't decide what to do so I opted to do nothing!! I need to color my hair, wax my eyebrows, iron, etc., but I did nothing!! I have Adult ADHD, I tellya!!

I went for a 30 minute walk this morning. I was shocked that my shins didn't begin to kill me like they normally do when I go walking. I had some soreness in them from Friday because I decided to wear my platform pumps to work. It's amazing what a pair of shoes does for your entire ensemble. Since I had gone shopping afterwards, my shins were killing me by the time I go to Home Depot. Luckily I had my flats in the backseat. So I started my walk briskly and the last 10 minutes I pushed myself to walk a bit faster. I felt great!! Now I need to go water my neglected palm trees and rose bushes and just the garden itself.

Oh yeah, guess you came to visit yesterday afternoon? Good ol' TOM!! Great ta see ya buddy!! You always have such horrible timing!!

My mom called me yesterday to tell me she and her coworker were going to Mexico and she asked if I wanted her to bring me back some HCG. I said sure, even though I have 9 ampules left still from my last order from I wish I could convince my mother to start this but she's always against anything that is not "medically" approved. I will try though. I should ask her to do a short round and if she doesn't see an improvement, then she doesn't have to continue right? What's 26 days? Easier said than done.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 egg scramble w/peppers, onions and mushrooms topped w/salsa and 2 sausage patties
L: just snacks really, pork rinds w/hot sauce later, 6oz. yogurt w/2 tsps. ground flax
D: homemade grilled chicken salad topped w/cukes, avocado and gorgonzola crumbles and dijon ACV olive oil dressing

Hey B, I'm trying to be a bit more open on my blog now so my rage, happiness and depression will come through. Depression has subsided though but I do get the blues sometimes. My humor will shine through more often than not. I'm glad I can bring a smile to someone out there since I never made it to the big stage. Haha!! I can't wait to see your progress, girl!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

R3P3D1 72 Hours Done, Epic Round 3 Terminated

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 1
LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 160.8
Today's Wt: 159.6
1.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
1.8 lb under LIW

If only I could stay at today's weight!!! I weighed in late this morning around 6:30am and was very elated to see that 159.6. However, later in the morning I started messing with the scale and noticed one of its little feet a bit loose. I started messing with it and finally set it down. I tried to set it back down in the same place it's been at. Like a dummy, I get on it and it says 162.??, so I moved it and it said 161.0, I continued to move it but it just wouldn't give me the 159 number again. Since I weighed first thing in the morning after emptying my bladder like I'm supposed to, I'm sticking to that number!!! So tomorrow shall be very interesting.

Yesterday, after work, I went to SuperTarget because I forgot to get my daughter some undies that she wanted. Actually that I wanted and asked if she wanted some as well, but I forgot to buy them on Tuesday when I played hooky. At least it was payday yesterday so I bought her and myself a pair. They're the new low rise boxer briefs for females. They are too cute. Now the problem we have is that my daughter is sooo tiny that even the smallest size in women's, size 5, is too big for her. If only I had that problem, right? I got mine in size 7. I went to Home Depot after since its across the street and bought a couple of marigolds. I don't like marigolds but I hear they are good to deter ants. I'll have to test that theory. As I'm walking back to my car, the fairly empty parking lot is and I'm parked all by my lonesome when some dumbass beeotch nearly runs me over!!! She decides to park so close to my car that I can barely get in. Now as I said the parking lot is practically empty and she has to park next to me!! I took my time getting into my car and the passenger was not able to get out. I started my car and as the passenger looked on, I flipped them the bird and drove off!!! All she could do was honk at me. You brought it on yourself stupid bitch!! Anyway, I got home and tried the undies on and wow, I look like I have a bootay!!! Still have a bit of a paunch but the rear is starting to come in nicely. I don't know if you all remember me mentioning this but I was a NOSATAL at my heaviest. Yes, I had no ass at all!!! I was all hips and gut with my head and boobs put on my back. But that is all changing now!!

I went to Wal*Mart this morning to get my reading materials and pick up a few onions. I went by the other Target to see if they had some smaller undies for my daughter but they only had the size 5 as well. I did find her a cute tube top to wear around the house!! I went by Kmart afterwards to see if Ticketmaster was still set up there but they weren't. I did find some cute summer PJ's for us. I came home because I was starting to spend too much money. Look at me, I get a lousy 11 cent per hour raise and I think I can buy the world with it, haaa!! Reality will soon sink in!! Oh yes, I forgot to mention that as well, I did get a raise and since I hit my 5 years of dedicated service to the city, I now earn more vacation time, haa!!

I need to keep in mind that next April is my cousin's bachelorette party in Las Vegas. So I need to lose more weight and save my vacation time for the big event!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee, 1 oz. unsalted almonds
L: Smart Ones chicken marsala and 1 c. edamame
D: 2 skinless rotisserie chicken thighs, 1/2 glass of cab wine

Biz, I guess my silence on the phone with my father spoke very, very loudly. I know, I know, I'm eating whatever I want but I'm going to try my best to stay on track. I looked over my calendar and saw that when I started Round 3, I had gained back most of the weight I had lost on Round 2 and I don't want to do that again. I want the 160's to be gone!!!

B, I'm glad my misery makes you laugh but this is my only outlet, to blog about it. I reread it myself and cracked up!! I'm horrible aren't I!! I'll be planning menus this weekend.

Gouda, I mean Lili, I have saved you from the cold harsh freezer finally!! But half of you has to go back in, muawahawah!! I had plenty of solutions for my little dilemma but I guess my dad felt guilty for going fishing and took care of it himself, as he should have, hahaa!! Thanks for giving me the title for this post, the epic round. The Deviator lost 17 pounds.

Friday, April 4, 2008

R3P2D63 48 Hrs Done, Stats Only

Round 3 Phase 2 Day 63
No Injection
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.0
Today's Wt: 160.8
0.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
0.6 lb under LIW

Let me start by saying I am very upset right now. My father calls me on my cell as I'm driving to work at 4:55am, to tell me to tell my daughter to take the bus. Uhhh, a little late notice. I asked him why he couldn't take her and he simply stated he got permission. I asked permission for what? To go fishing is what he answered. Thanks Dad, I'm glad I can count on you to help me because I work such early hours that I myself can not drive her to school!! Now, if I try and call my daughter, she won't answer the phone, she can't even hear it plus she doesn't know where her phone is in her room!!! Now I have to try and figure out what to do.

I shall update a bit later after I cool off some so I'm just posting my stats for now!!

Also, let me apologize to everyone that I told to watch Paul McKenna last night, it is actually on tonight, sorry my peeps!!

My little crisis from this morning is over. I guess I made my dad feel bad or something so he got his step son-in-law to give her a ride. I would have taken her myself but he must have had a guilty conscience and decided to remedy the situation.

So yesterday I was starving in the morning and had a few almonds to curb my hunger, I say I ate about 5-7 of them and it helped. I'm usually not hungry in the mornings till about 9, but yesterday it started at about 7. I went straight home after work and fixed my dinner. I did indulge in a bit of dessert and I was done for the day.

I'm so glad it is Friday and P3 starts tomorrow. Who am I kidding, I'm just as confused as everyone but I will be officially on P3 starting tomorrow.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16 oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12 oz. black coffee, 5-7 almonds
L: South Beach Living Garlic Herb Chicken w/green beans almondine, 1 c. edamame
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast w/salsa, 7 blue corn chips, 1 Smart Ones mint chocolate chip sundae

For all inquiring minds that want to know, I'm not going anywhere. I use this blog daily now to vent and pretty much journal everything going on in my life!! No matter what I'm doing, I'll be here, grouch and all!

CB, Yes, I think I'm officially done for this round and you did awesome girl!!! Yes, sometimes, I feel like I'm the only one here and it just reminds me that I don't have a life. At least not yet!!

Becca, yes R3 is finally over!! This was my longest round ever!!! I'm still trying to figure out how long of a break I'm going to take since I have such a hard time getting back into the groove of P2. I may take a couple of weeks because summer is already knocking at our back door. Of course, it's pretty much here for most of us since we live in the southwest.

Jennay, Haaaa, eternal R3 it was!!! I have been wanting to try them for some time but they confuse me because they look like pea pods and I want to eat it whole. I read the box and it said the pods were NOT edible. My fingers are sore today from squeezing all the pods. I need to open the "I don't care it's Friday" card to get me in better spirits today!!

Biz, It was a long and confusing round for me as well, but I'm done!!!

B, Ahhh, avocados, if I could plant a tree in my backyard, I would!!! I love them on everything from omelets to brisket. I loved them on sandwiches but no bread allowed so I'll just eat it with everything else. I found a recipe for a chocolate avocado smoothie that I would like to try. Girl, I'm not going anywhere. Keep us posted on your P2 progress!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

R3P2D62 24 Hours Done!!

Round 3 Phase 2 Day 62
No Injection
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.4
Today's Wt: 161.0
0.4 lbs LOSS from yesterday
0.4 lb under LIW

Okay, so I'm a dork. I got home yesterday and withdrew what was left in the vial. It measured 0.8ml and I thought, that's not enough so I squirted it into the sink. Of course, after I did that, I realized, hey that was still enough for a lower dose, duh, but it was too late. So yesterday was my last injection day and Saturday, I will be on Phase 3 (again). Besides, its better to start P3 on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, right? At least for me it is.

I think I hit immunity as well for this round. Yesterday I was starving all day and I'm feeling the same way this morning. So I'm ready for my scolding Mama Biz!!! I really deviated yesterday so I was expecting a gain this morning. My magnesium tablets finally kicked in last night, thank goodness!!

I went to Sam's after work yesterday to fuel up and since I felt really tired, for reasons unknown, I bought a rotisserie chicken and some more avocados. The price on them fell about a dollar from the last time I bought them. That was the other reason I was so happy I found out you could freeze the avocado meat. I bought some edamame as well and my half and half for the weekend. After I got home, I pretty much just vegged and my daughter didn't get home till 6:00pm. Here we go again. I didn't get upset with her, I'm just glad she was okay. My friend text me when I was getting ready for bed and asked if my daughter could babysit on Friday and Saturday for a few hours each day and my daughter agreed. Lucky for me I get a few hours to myself both days, yea!!!

Hey, I believe the replay of Paul McKenna's show, I Can Make You Thin, is on tonight, so check it out if you can. Very interesting, if I do say so myself.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12oz. black coffee, 1 Krispy Kreme, 1-100 calorie pack Grasshopper cookies
L: Smart Ones garlic herb chicken w/zucchini & red peppers(2 tiny pieces), 5-7 grapes, 3 pecan halves
D: skinless rotisserie chicken breast w/salsa, 1 WASA light rye crisp, 2 SF Russell Stover coconut candies

Becca, yes, I have the lack of motivation to be here this week but since I haven't won or played the lottery, guess I'll have to keep working. Yes, I'm glad I looked it up, I don't know how many I have thrown out because they've gone bad before I could use them all up.

Mama Biz, yes, I've been very lazy the last few weeks to cook so I opted for an easy way out, frozen dinners. I chose the South Beach ones since they have lower carb contents than the regular dinners. I'm sure you'll slap me around some more till Saturday since I will have to cook myself some decent breakfast, lunch and dinner for P3.

Jennay, I enjoy reading your blog even if it has nothin' to do with HCG, you're a really sweet person and funny to boot! Yes, I am so happy I looked up that info on the avocados. I check on them daily and they didn't turn brown as I expected them to. Guess I added enough lemon juice so it wouldn't while it froze. Mama Biz is back and I'm scared, I'm hiding in the corner!!

Amie, well hello!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! I know it looks like I was on P2 for a very long time, but I did take many, many breaks and now I'm finally done just with Round 3.

B, I'm rootin' for ya!! I am so ready for this P3!!! Believe me this decade was hard for me but I really need to get my head back into the game, hence my new nickname, The Deviator!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

R3P2D61 Short & Sweet, Like Me

Round 3 Phase 2 Day 61
1ml HCG (166.6 iu) Injection #25
R3 LIW: 162.0 03.19.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.0
Today's Wt: 161.4
0.4 lbs GAIN from yesterday
0.6 lb under LIW

Oh the early morning weigh ins get me every time. Since I got to weigh in later yesterday, I saw that 0.4 lb. drop and this morning its back. No sweat. Judging by my vial I should have my last injection tomorrow morning and I'm off to P3 on Sunday. I plan on only taking 2 weeks off since I seem to have such a hard time getting back into P2. I will only do a short round. Hopefully TOM will show up during my break so I can continue.

I didn't get to finish everything yesterday and this morning I was drying a load of clothes from last night. So today I'm back at work and dragging. Not exactly thrilled to be here.

Hey, I found a website explaining that I can actually freeze avocados. I'm glad I looked it up because during my little break I had bought some and didn't get around to enjoying them all. I was able to scrape all the meat out of the avocados, mix with some lemon juice and freeze in plastic bags. Awesome!!! I didn't have to give them away or throw them away. I have them in my freezer for next week, whoo hoo!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 1 Starbucks venti Bold w/cream & Splenda
L: South Beach Living Supreme Pizza on Harvest Wheat Crust
S: 6oz. yogurt w/2 tsps. of ground flaxseed
D: 2 tilapia fillets, 4 blue corn chips w/salsa

Biz, yes it has finally caught up to me and I think my TOM is lurking now!!

Becca, I guess I should just get a job there since all my money seems to go there, eh? Watch if you can, I found it very intriguing.

B, yes finally under LIW, hopefully I can stay there. The 160's have been tough for me especially with all my deviations, he he!! Yes, try and watch or check out his website, I have the link on the right sidebar. The comic has been my favorite and I have it posted on the fridge, decided to following in your footsteps and post it here.

Jennay, how the heck are ya?!! You scared me there for a while. All these bad thoughts started to swirl in my head but I'm glad everything's okay. Tomorrow will be my last injection for this round and I'll probably have to wait another 2 weeks before I see them 150's. Yes, she's back at school and let the drama begin, I will definitely need more wine, haa!! Love ya, take care!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

R3P2D60 I'm Still The Reining Deviator

Round 3 Phase 2 Day 60
1ml HCG (166.6 iu) Injection #24
R3 LIW: 162.0 03.19.08
Yesterday's Wt: 161.4
Today's Wt: 161.0
0.4 lbs LOST from yesterday
1.0 lb under LIW

Sorry so late. I took the day off from work and drove my daughter to school since my father had an appointment, he was not able to take her. Actually he could have but my daughter didn't want to be there super early, especially on the first day back from spring break. Her school is very close to Wal*Mart so I headed there after dropping her off. I needed some washers and O Rings to fix my leaky faucet. I had coupons so I went a little crazy. Then I headed to Super Target, thank goodness there's a Starbucks in there, I was dying from not having my cup of joe. I bought some blue corn chips since they have a lower glycemic index than regular corn chips. I even found whole wheat English muffins to be frozen till I can have them. Who am I kidding, I'll be eating those in P3 with peanut butter!! I found the small cake pans that Cleo spoke of on her site for making perfectly shaped oopsie rolls. I'm very tempted to buy a bike and they have them on sale this week. I have till Saturday to think about this. So from there, I drove to Albertson's to check and see if they had the yogurt that was on sale. They didn't have the one I wanted but another lady had an employee find some for her and I politely asked him to check on the brand that I wanted as well. He stocked the fridge and we grabbed!! He didn't give me many flavors so I got a rain check for more!! I stopped at Dollar General from there to get dish soap for work.

I'm finally home and I have so much to do around here as well. Fix the leaky faucet, wash my comforter, change the sheets of course, and wash my whites. So much to do so little time!! So much for my day off, I'm doing more work here than at work, sheesh!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 16 oz. coffee w/milk & Splenda, 2-12 oz. black coffee
L: South Beach Living Garlic Herb Chicken w/green bean almondine, 1 whole grapefruit
D: Jumbo Jack w/cheese w/o top bun & no mayo, extra mustard & homemade salsa
S: 6 oz. red raspberry yogurt w/tbls. of ground flaxseed, 2 SF toffee squares

Biz, we are still missing a few bloggers, I just hope every one's okay!! I'm finally a pound under LIW, whoo hoo!! I'm glad to hear everyone had a good, restful weekend!!!

B, that bastard showed up, eh? At least he'll be outta the way when you restart P2!! I'm ready for another break so I can restart P2 again. Try and check out the replay of his show on TLC. He really explains the technique and gives some good pointers to stop emotional eating and cravings. I think it replays tomorrow or Thursday, try and check it out. Take care and keep us posted on your P2 progress. Love ya!!