Saturday, May 31, 2008

Partial Egg Day Success!!!

Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 159.2
Today's Wt: 157.0
2.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday

I did a partial egg day yesterday and it worked! I had a salad after work because I was hungry and stressed plus I had to get something for my daughter because I forgot to defrost something for dinner. No biggie though still had a great loss. I got up early and went to the track this morning at 6:00am. I walked and ran for a hour. I went to Wal*Mart afterwards to get a few things and now I'm home rushing through breakfast. I have to go bowling because we have to make up a game. I just wanted to post my happy news and I will update more later.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee and 2 hard boiled eggs
L: water and 2 hard boiled eggs
D: Bacon Ranch grilled chicken salad from Jack in the Box (delish!!)
S: 4 pieces of Russell Stover's SF pecan patties & mint patties, a few chips

Crystal Girl, I'm elated to see you back, I missed you something bad!!

I'll catch up with everyone later today. Love you all, take care!!

Friday, May 30, 2008


Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 159.2
Today's Wt: 159.2
0.0 lbs GAIN/LOSS from yesterday

I tried to do another steak day yesterday but it just didn't happen. Work was crazy and I started stressing so I had a P3 friendly salad from Jack in the Box. I got home and took a short nap and then made dinner. I was really tired yesterday and I couldn't get up this morning. I'm really kicking myself this morning for being late and everyone around me is noticing. I can't wait for this day to be over or at least my work day. Weekend is here!!! Oh, yeah, I'm doing an egg day today so we'll see what happens.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 1 Starbucks venti Bold w/extra cream & Splenda
L: Acapulco grilled chicken salad w/cilantro lime dressing
D: grilled steak w/sauteed peppers, mushrooms, onions, Mont Jack cheese & 1 whole avocado

Monica, yes it was successful!! No I'm not going on the cruise because of my tight budget and besides, I think we bowl the same so I wouldn't be able to give you any pointers either, he he!!

Jan, I didn't think I would be able to do my steak day but I accomplished it. Sometimes I feel the same way and just say the same but then the guilt settles in and I start to behave. I really don't want to see the 160's again, that's my motivation right now before I restart the injections.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Back to P3 For A While

Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 162.0
Today's Wt: 159.2
2.8 lbs LOSS from yesterday

My steak day was a success! I would have had a bigger loss but at bowling, one of my teammates bought supreme nachos and I couldn't resist. I had about 5-6 nachos and they were delicious!!! They were greasy, with real cheese, sour cream, ground beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos. My daughter ate most of them. We had a good time but lost all 3 games because the other teams handicap was so high. One of my teammates asked me if I wanted to join him in another league which will be on Tuesdays. I am going to be so tired but I'm having a good time. My daughter isn't having such a good time but this is for me. Oh, and Saturday we are bowling because we have to make up a game that we postponed so that we could attend that Honor Society award ceremony that someone didn't show up to (daughter).

I'm going to try to do another steak day today because I forgot to cook my eggs, oooops! Oh, well we'll see if I can do this. If not, I will get a salad for lunch and still have my steak tonight.

Yesterday's Menu:
B & L: coffee and water
D: huge grilled chuck steak with 1/2 an avocado, fresh jalapeno & 2 green onions
S: 5-6 supreme nachos

Becca, you're back already or just checking on us? Hey, what's an American holiday without traditional hot dogs and hamburgers on the bun? At least I know these deviations can be corrected with steak and/or egg days right? I really like P3 too!!

Jennay, wow, Ed a real trooper!! My head just isn't in it this time, at the very beginning it was then TOM came and through a wrench in everything!! Oh well, at least I have plenty of HCG to keep me going when I restart again, and again, and again!!

B, hey girl, yes my steak day was very interesting, I didn't think I would be able to do it but I did it. I'm going to try it again and if it doesn't work it will definitely be the egg day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Just the Stats For Now

Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 160.4
Today's Wt: 162.0
1.6 lb GAIN from yesterday

Kinda busy, will update later.

Update @ 1:00pm
Yes, I have been enjoying some good food. I need to see what I can freeze and if there's room in the freezer. I'm trying a steak day today so far, I haven't had anything to eat so when I get home, I'm going to throw some steaks on the grill. I have bowling tonight so hopefully I'll have strength to finish my games. I went to court this morning and the judge rescheduled my court date. So now I have to wait for another court date to be mailed to me.

Okay, so again, I'm going to do a steak day (first time ever) and if it doesn't work, I'm definitely doing an egg day tomorrow. Too much stress and goings on today to have done an egg day today. We will all have to wait and see.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: mexican pastry (last one) w/coffee
L: turkey stuffed pita w/alfalfa sprouts, mayo and sliced cucumbers
D: beef w/sauteed mushrooms and onions
S: smore (only had one)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Did I Even Do A Round 4?

Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 157.6
Today's Wt: 160.4
2.8 GAIN from yesterday

It's amazing how quickly we can gain everything back in a matter of hours or days. I did still go crazy yesterday. I wanted my mother to come over but she went to work and she had gone to my aunt's house on Sunday. I'm not sure what I'm going to do because I bought a lot of food to include some avocados. Guess those will have to be frozen. Even though my daughter is on summer break, I don't know if we'll be able to eat all that food. There is no way for me to restart P2 this week with all that food around. I only have 10 injections left, I tested it yesterday and it is still good. So what to do? My daughter even told me to stop eating already.

I took today off from work and I went to the track this morning. I got there kinda late because I wanted to clean the cat box before I left. One of my kittys likes to leave a surprise for me if the box isn't cleaned to his specifications. There were a lot of people there and it was only 6:30am!! I could only do five laps because my shin was tightening up really bad. I think it was from all the salt I ate yesterday and the day before. Guess I'll have to use the treadmill at work from now on because it is really getting hot here or I'll have to take my lunch hour really early. I don't know if I want to go to the track at 2 in the morning.

Yesterday's Menu:
2 Mexican pastries, coffee
cheeseburger on a bun w/chips
Doritos and queso
hamburger patty w/mustard & onion
Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream (1/4 pint)

B, sorry you're still on P2 but you've got good reason girl, your hubby will be here soon!! I'm enjoying quite a bit of food.

Jan, uh oh, looks like we are in competition to see who can gain the most this weekend, eh?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Feast

Round 4 BREAK
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 155.0
Today's Wt: 157.6
2.6 GAIN from yesterday

I'm not sweating it people, I'm just enjoying the holiday feasts and not stressing about my weight. I weighed in at 6:00am and I was 158.8, then I hit the track for an hour and dropped 1.2lbs from walking and running. There is some more good food to be had today like my avocados, mmmmmm! I'm hungry this morning but can't decide what to eat, ergh!!

I had taken my London Broil out of the freezer and had it defrosting in the fridge. It leaked everywhere and I spent a good hour cleaning the fridge and throwing out everything that the blood had gotten on.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: Mexican jelly filled pastry w/coffee, 1 special Dark chocolate bar
L: hot dog and smoked sausage on a toasted buttered bun
S: chicken salad w/apples and macadamia nuts, onions, mayo, mustard & ACV
D: London Broil cut into steaks, cucumber, avocado & red onion salad
S: New York Peppermint patty and some chips

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Round 4 Break for the Holiday

Round 4 BREAK 72 Hrs. Done
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 155.4
Today's Wt: 155.0
0.4 lb LOSS from yesterday

I got up late today but I still made it out to the track. I weighed myself at 6:30am and I weighed 155.8 and after all my running around I weighed 155.0, that's the number I'm using. Luckily I had finished my 30 minutes before some morons drove up and parked next to my car. They looked like a bunch of maggots and one of them even tried to open my gas door. I was already walking to my car when I saw this but I had left my cell phone in the car. I just drove off and went to Wal*Mart to exchange an item. I bought a few more things like alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts and cucumbers. I went by this other store that usually has some pretty good specials and they sure did. They had zucchini for 69 cents a pound and I had already bought some at another store for 99 cents a pound, errrgh!! I ended up buying some mexican pastries and I already ate one this morning with my coffee, bad bad girl!! I'll just have to run extra tomorrow!!

My daughter had gone out yesterday afternoon and got home very tired and sore from all the walking. She didn't ask for a ride and I didn't offer her one. She hadn't asked permission to go out so why should I offer to drive her around right? I'm a mean mom!!

I need to wash my car but I'm still debating, hmmmmm.

Update at 9:20am:
Okay, so I just read Jan's post from the 22nd and we all seem to be doing this stair stepping thang. I know some of us are debating continuing or just staying on Phase 3. I bought plenty of food this weekend but I don't know if it will last for the last 10 injections I have left. I don't like to waste food but I also don't like to waste HCG. I need to test my HCG first before I restart injecting to make sure it not dead. Wow, this weekend is going to require some thinking and decision making.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 2 cups of coffee w/half & half and Splenda
L: boiled chicken thigh w/boiled cabbage, celery and onion
D: same as lunch

Hey B, guess everyone's gone out of town for the long weekend except you and I, he, he!! Thanks for checkin on me!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

R4P2D14 48 Hrs Done

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 14 VLCD 13
No Injection 48 HRS
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 157.6
Today's Wt: 155.4
2.2 lb LOSS from yesterday

Don't ask me how that happened because I did go a bit crazy again yesterday. At work I was getting stressed because my Commander and Lieutenant wanted me to find some invoices that I had nothing to do with and since the station manager is on vacation, it was up to me to find them. Luckily I called his cell phone (again) and he answered and told me where they were, pheeew!! After work I went to get my inspection sticker because I have court on Wednesday. They guys were pretty cool, one of them like the color I had chosen for my car and wanted to know what it was so he could paint his car the same. I called my daughter when I was leaving from there and she wanted McDonald's. I ordered a big and tasty sandwich for myself and she got a Big Mac combo. I only ate the bottom bun with my burger (no cheese) and added mustard. Luckily the top bun had the mayo and ketchup so I didn't get it on my patty. Then I hit the chip bag again. I went to bed early because I have been tired this whole week and I've had a dull headache all week as well. I had ordered some vitamins and supplements last week and they arrived yesterday so I'm starting to take them. I've got a trick up my sleeve and if I get good results I will share with everyone what it is.

I got up early this morning and went to the track. I ran a bit and walked the rest. I went to Wal*Mart to stock up on some groceries and then headed to Sam's for gas and more groceries. I had to make a pit stop at another grocery store for some green onions and cilantro. I just got home and put everything away. I weighed myself when I got up and it said 156.6. After I got home from all this grocery shopping and having nothing to drink or eat, I weighed myself again and got this 155.4. So that's the number I'm using.

Yesterday's Menu:
Coffee from home, 1 venti Starbucks bold w/cream and Splenda
Acapulco grilled chicken salad from Jack in the Box (very tasty I might add)
Big & Tasty burger from McDonald's without top bun, mayo or ketchup, chips

Hey Jan, thanks for checking in on me, my work week has been crazy and I have not had a chance to make the rounds. I hope I don't blow it too bad this weekend. I'm really looking forward to some burgers and dogs. (Looking at my menu, you see I have already indulged in some of those, he he!!)

B, I'm not anymore but I am worried about hitting the 160's again, I don't want to ever see that number again!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

R4P2D13 24 Hrs Done

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 13 VLCD 12
No Injection 24 HRS
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 156.4
Today's Wt: 157.6
1.2 lbs GAIN from yesterday

Only have time to post stats really. I'm very tired today and grumpy. Made some poor choices after I got home late from work.

Jack in the Box grilled Asian chicken salad
chili dog

Thursday, May 22, 2008

R4P2D12 Upcoming Holiday Plans

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 12 VLCD 11
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #11
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 155.8
Today's Wt: 156.4
0.6lb GAIN from yesterday

I was stressing yesterday and someone brought in a bag of mini pretzels. Without thinking I started munching on some then it dawned on me, "I can't have these!!" Oh well, too late. I also had some extra protein for dinner since I was going bowling and I get very sore afterwards. Would you believe someone actually stole my wrist brace? I mean, I'm a southpaw and someone just jacked it from our table or my bag. Now I'll have to order another one and keep a close eye on it from now on. Yesterday was also my daughter's last day of school and she did not want to go to the bowling alley with me. BRAT!!

I'm thinking today will be my last injection and I will take a small break for the upcoming holiday. I want to be able to enjoy some good food and maybe it will help me to get back on track.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee
L: Jack in the Box Asian Grilled Chicken Salad w/mandarin oranges
S: handful of pretzels
D: 300gm hamburger patty (a bit much)

Biz, I think I'll just stop injections after today's and enjoy a good cookout and get my head straight again. Plus the stress of the station manager's job is really not helping the situation.

B, it was a good loss, I just hope that it wasn't all that mess that was holding me up, so to speak.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

R4P2D11 Long Week Ahead

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 11 VLCD 10
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #10
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 156.8
Today's Wt: 155.8
1.0 lb LOSS from yesterday

Okay my post from here to Friday will be short. The station manager from work is on vacation and I will be filling in for him. I will try my best to make the rounds to everyone's blog but I may miss a few.

Looks like I will have 10 more injections left for this round and as I get closer to the end I will decide if I will continue or take a long break.

I picked up my bowling ball yesterday and it is going to get some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't mess up my game too bad tonight!

I hope no one thought I was mad yesterday, I just was able to do a quick post and go home to change my shoes and stop by Starbucks and get some real coffee. This is going to sounds disgusting but yesterday, I had to poo many times throughout the day so I don't know if that's what contributed to my loss today. When I got home from picking up my bowling ball, I weighed myself and it was at 155.0 but then I ate dinner and tried one of my daughter's cookies and this is what I weighed this morning.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 1 Starbucks venti Bold w/cream & Splenda, 1/2 an apple (it was rotten inside)
L: Jack in the Box Asian Salad w/grilled chicken, mandarin oranges
D: pan seared chicken breast, 1 raspberry creme filled wafer cookie (40 cals.)

Biz, I'm still learning here but you'd think after 4 rounds I would know this by heart, sheesh!!

Jan, teenagers, what else can I say?!!

B, it was pretty funny but since I work with men, they didn't say a word but I'm sure they were talking about me!!

Monica, yes, that's what happens when I get dressed in the dark. I figured they were the right shoes because I found a left foot then a right foot and just put them on without checking.

Becca, I took one of our city vehicles so I wouldn't waste "my" gas, he, he!! Yes, even if I had someone to help me, I would probably still have to redo it myself. When you need something fixed, call a man. When you want something fixed right, ask a woman!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

R4P2D10 The Moon & Stars Are Not Aligned

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 10 VLCD 9
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection # 9
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 157.0
Today's Wt: 156.8
0.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday

Well my deviations are still holding strong but I'll take any loss at this point. I strayed a bit yesterday but nothing like the 3 donuts deal Friday. After work yesterday, I went home to pick up my bowling ball and take it to have it drilled. They had to measure my hand and such so they will have it ready for me today and I will have it in time to bowl tomorrow. I got home and made a simple dinner.

I woke up this morning feeling a bit tired and it showed. I got to work and I was working, working, working. I finally got to sit down and put my feet up, so to speak, and realized I was wearing two different colored shoes. I was so embarrassed. No wonder everyone kept looking at me funny and not saying anything. I took an unmarked vehicle and went home to change my shoe.

My daughter has 2 days left of school and she is refusing to go to summer school to get ahead. She'll regret it later but who am I to tell her what to do?

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 1 apple
L: Wendy's chicken Caesar salad w/croutons and no dressing
D: hamburger patty w/yellow mustard and 1 apple, 2 sugar free thin mint cookies

Jan, thanks but to save money, I have learned to do things for myself unless I think it is way too complicated, I will call in the big guns.

Jennay!! I only need a man for one thing but sometimes you don't even need 'em for that, he, he!! Yes, 3 donuts and I had a loss, but it has caught up to me!! I'm trying to stay with protocol foods but I have been bad and not preparing it ahead of time.

B, yes it was a very busy weekend but it turned out inexpensively, whoo hoo!!

Monica, yes, I realized last night that I only have this week and next week before my HCG runs out, so my game is to reach the 140's but my deviations have slowed me up!! I'll try your game since its less that 2 weeks that I have left. Thanks so much and enjoy your P3!!

Biz, yes, it dawned on me and I started kicking myself but hey, no other diet plan would have even gotten me this close, right? So I'll stop beating myself up about that, just need to beat myself about the deviations since I can't blame TOM anymore.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm Sore But It's Worth It

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 9 VLCD 8
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #8
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 155.2
Today's Wt: 157.0
1.8 lb GAIN from yesterday

I'm hoping that this gain is attributed to water retention from all the soreness I had yesterdayand the fact that I had to weigh in so early. I had gone jogging yesterday and got home to fix my plumbing problem. I must say, I surprised myself. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be except that I sorta flooded the bathroom. I thought that I had shut the water off to that connection but it turns out that that was the main inlet for the cold water so I had to run outside and turn the main water valve off. Then it turns out I had the wrong faucet so I had to go back and exchange it for the right one. Once I connected the copper tubing for the air conditioner, I got on the roof and adjusted the float, we were in air conditioned city. After all that we didn't need to turn the air on at all because it was breezy and not so hot. Today will be a different story since we should reach the mid 90's. My daughter was no help, all I wanted her to do was turn the switch from low to high and she acted like it was torture. So I had to keep climbing up and down the ladder. I really hate coming down especially and my legs were sore from jogging earlier so that didn't help. I grilled a couple of ribeyes and some smoked sausages for us. That was all I had to eat yesterday, bad, bad girl. My daughter told me I couldn't have that but I said "oh, well". I did 3 loads of laundry and my dryer was just not cooperating. I went to bed exhausted!!

Today's mission: replace the garbage disposal!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 4 oz. Light N Fit yogurt
L: ribeye steak and 1 smoked sausage w/mustard
D: few bites of a pear, wasn't very good

Jan, as a single mother on a very limited income, I needed to learn to do things for myself. It only cost me $12.00 to fix that faucet, how much would a plumber charge me? Too much!! The guy at Home Depot was very helpful so he made me feel like I could do it and I did, whoo hoo!!!

Becca, it's all catching up to me now but do I learn, NOOO!! I guess she figured I wasn't going to go but I knew I had to because of this critical age she's at. Luckily her male friends scolded her too for not going.

Biz, I just can't get my head straight during this round but I'm determined to finish it, I may have to take a longer break between this round and the next. It just dawned on me that in August, it will be a year since I started the protocol and I should have already reached my goal before hitting this one year anniversary. I'm kicking myself now!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

They've Caught Up To Me!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 8 VLCD 7
No injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 155.2
Today's Wt: 155.2
0.0 lbs GAIN/LOSS overnight
6.2 lbs under R3 LIW

Ahh, there it is. My deviations have finally caught up to me. I still deviated last night and the scale this morning showed it. It said to me at 6:30 this morning 156.0. Well, I wasn't having any of that so I went to the track and jogged as much as I could. Then I headed to Wal*Mart to get groceries before I completely run out of money. They have a sale this week but I can't any of that stuff. I bought some ribeyes and I'll freeze them to enjoy them after this round or a break during this round. I'm contemplating doing those cycles that Miz Biz is doing. We'll see.

Yesterday, I didn't do much around the house. The weather was still very cool so I worked on the air conditioner. I realized that the water inlet pipe is not functioning so I will have to replace the faucet. That is going to be very interesting. After Wal*Mart this morning, I went to Home Depot to get the replacement faucet thingy and a man working in plumbing was very helpful. He gave me some good tips and I think I can do it myself. If not, we just won't have air conditioning. Yeah, right!! The temp today is going to be 90 and 97 tomorrow. Well, I'm off to break some plumbing and/or skulls!!!

Yesterday's menu:
B: 2 cups coffee w/half & half, Splenda
L: fried tilapia w/yellow squash & shrooms(very little of both)
D: 1 Gala apple, chicken breast with garlic and cuban salsa, chips w/hot sauce

Biz, you're right, I have been doing this a while and every time it gets a bit harder and harder. I just miss my P3 foods I guess. I used to be able to tell myself, its only for a couple of weeks, now that doesn't work for me. I just don't know what I'm going to do with myself anymore. I just keep pushing the envelope ya know.

Jan, thanks for understanding. Now if only I can convince myself that what I'm doing to myself is only hurting me and no one else.

B, I'm terrible, I know!! Its catching up to me now!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Not Deserving Of This Loss

Round 4 Phase 2 Day7 VLCD 6
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #7
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 156.6
Today's Wt: 155.2
1.4 lb LOSS from yesterday
6.2 lbs under R3 LIW

The reason I say I don't deserve this loss this morning is because I really deviated yesterday. I was still stressing about my daughter and now about my finances. I am really starting to feel this whole economic situation and I really need to buckle down and get my ass into shape so I can join the department. I was really tired yesterday morning and an officer brought donuts because he was late the day before (the unwritten rule). So I had one donut, which lead to another donut and later there were still some left so I had another. Then I started thinking, I am really going to pay for this. Since I had eaten 3 donuts now I decided to skip lunch. Wal*Mart employees were having a meeting in our conference room and decided to give us their leftovers. Those consisted of various bagels and cream cheese, Mexican sweet bread and donut platter and finally a fresh fruit platter. While I was sitting there watching tv during my lunch break I had only fruit.

It was raining and drizzling all day yesterday and it was awesome. We don't get very many days like that here in the desert so I really enjoy them when we do. It was cold too!!! But I loved it because I know this coming week, we will be in mid 90's, ugh!!! After work I stopped by Kohl's to exchange some bras (been trying for the last month to exchange these), and I just have had no success in finding our sizes. One is for me (I've shrunk!!) and one is for my daughter. I spoke to the girl in intimates and she stated that all that they had on the floor is what was in stock. A bit rude but I asked her if there was anyway to find out if the other store had them without me having to drive all the way out there. She said she would call and if they had them, she would ask them to transfer them to this store. Needless to say, she was on the phone for about an hour because the other store kept hanging up on her. She apologized to me and I said to her that it was not her fault. She finally got my information and said I could go, they'll call me as soon as they arrive. Hmmmm, should I hold my breath?

I got up late today and was really debating about going walking. It was a very cool morning so I said I would drive by the track and see how many people were there. I made a quick pit stop at Wal*Mart to get the paper and look around a bit but then drove to the track. There were only about 3 people and one was leaving, yahooo!! So I started walking and I felt really good. I jogged a bit and made it 7 laps in under 30 minutes. I usually take about 30 minutes to do 5 laps. I got home and weighed myself again and this was the number I got so I'm using it. My original number was 155.8 so I had a 0.4 drop in 45 minutes.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 1 chocolate cake donut, 1 blueberry cake donut and 1 raspberry jelly filled donut
L: green grapes, strawberries (no sweetness), and watermelon cubes
D: 2 small skinless rotisserie chicken thighs

Biz, thanks for stopping by, I wonder if it would have been easier to have had a boy, things that make you go hmmmmmmm? Yes, chocolates and I'm ready for your scolding for today for my huge deviation yesterday!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Less Drama

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 6 VLCD 5
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection # 6
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 156.8
Today's Wt: 156.6
0.2 lb LOSS from yesterday

Since I was still stressing about the situation with my daughter, I indulged in a few chocolates. Big mistake. Plus I had an extra helping of chicken for dinner. Oh well, I will go walking tomorrow morning and try and start my routine again.

My daughter and I started talking yesterday only because I had to take her to school to sign her up for summer school. Turns out she may or may not fail Latin so she has the option to go to summer school. Even if she passes, she can take a class and get ahead. I'm trying to encourage her to do that so she can finish high school faster. She says that that will take up her whole summer. It is only for 2 weeks. This really upsets me because she's the one telling me that she doesn't want to be there for 4 years and here's the opportunity to finish ahead. Oh well.

We got home and aired out all our feelings from the day before and all was forgotten. She claims that I never go to any of her award ceremonies. I know that this is the most important time in her life and that is why I made the extra effort this time to be there. Other times I had to work late because I was on a different shift so I couldn't make it, but I am really trying now but she doesn't see it that way. All I can do is try now.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, black coffee, 1 Hershey's nugget
L: 3 HB eggs, water and 2 Hershey's nuggets
D: 2 small skinless rotisserie chicken breast w/cuban salsa, ACV cocktail

Jan, I'm really trying but she is really trying my patience. She's discovered boys and they've discovered her as well so that is part of the problem, ugh!!

B, thanks for the sympathy, it is crazy with a teenager!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

R4P2D5 No Mo' Drama

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 5 VLCD 4
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection # 5
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 157.8
Today's Wt: 156.8
1.0 lb LOSS from yesterday

I would have had a bigger loss but I mindlessly started eating tostadas again. They were not the fresh kind but the bagged kind, ooops!!

Since I had planned to attend my daughter's Honor Society Award Ceremony, I took care of getting my car during my lunch hour so that I wouldn't have to rush after work. Also, I was expecting a package to be delivered so I wanted to get home as quickly as possible after work. Turns out they left the package on the porch. So I get home and patiently await my daughter's arrival so that we can go to the ceremony. It was already six o'clock and no sign of my daughter. So I drove around to look for her and I didn't find her. I went to the school thinking that maybe she stayed there after school to help set up or something. As I entered the cafeteria, it was packed, and looked for my daughter. Her teacher had gone up to the podium and announced her name for her award and my daughter did not go up. Just then my cell phone rings. My daughter was at home wondering where I was. I told her that I was there at the school looking for her and she said that she didn't want to go. Now I am fuming mad. My daughter is the one that wanted to be in the Honor Society and I helped her fill out the application and such and she does this!! I was livid!! I drove home and she was hiding in her room. Now I missed bowling so I could attend this ceremony and this is how my daughter repays me!! I knocked on her door and demanded her MP3 player. I was ready to lay into her about all the sacrifices that I do daily for her and for her to treat me like this? I'm not having any of it. I chose to give her the silent treatment. I think that bothered her more than me yelling at her. So today, I have to go and sign her up for summer school. I really don't think I should. She doesn't want to do her work and why should I let her attend, she only wants to go because her little boyfriend will be going. Now do I let her be a freshman again for the fall or do I allow her to attend so she can catch up and graduate on time and get the hell outta my house. I'm still pissed can you tell? I just don't know what to do with this child. She thinks that I don't do anything for her, ha, if she only knew!! I can't wait until she gets out into the real world and sees what it really is like. Okay, nuff said.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, Splenda, black coffee
L: 2 HB eggs, water
D: 2 egg omelet w/mushrooms, store bought tostadas, ACV cocktail

Jan, just 3 eggs because when I got home, I saw the leftover piece of steak and had that instead, he, he!!

Biz, I think I figured it out finally but the screen moves when I'm leaving a comment so I get lost, don't ask why but I do. Yes, please help me answer that question, I don't want to have to pay a therapist to find the answer, ha!!!

B, I agree with your comment completely!! It is something we must all answer for ourselves I guess. Today I have my daughter to deal with so I'm trying not to turn to food for comfort.

Becca, yes, I missed bowling and my ungrateful daughter is in the Honors Society. Please scold me then come on down and scold my daughter because she isn't going to listen to me.

Cb, hey girl whaz up!! Yes, we must answer this question for ourselves, but as soon as I figure it out for myself, I shall post it!!

Monica, yes it is the everlasting question for all of us looks like. The sad thing is, I deviate more on P2 than on P3. Thanks for the shoutout, I really appreciate it and right now I really needed to hear that!! Hopefully I can be out of the 150's by the end of the month, I just need to stop deviating!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

R4P2D4 Feelin' Better Today

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 4 VLCD 3
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #4
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 160.2
Today's Wt:157.8
2.4 lb LOSS from yesterday

I had a good drop overnight even though I deviated a bit yesterday. An officer was eating burritos but the restaurant gave him some fresh tostadas and salsa. I couldn't resist the tostadas so I caved and ate a few. After I got home, I ate some left over steak, very small piece and drank water the rest of the evening. I had a ACV cocktail and my daughter thought that was pretty disgusting.

My car should be ready today, so I will have a busy day. I need to turn in the rental, pick up my car, put gas in my car (the problem to begin with), get home and make something to eat then go to my daughter's Honors Society Award Ceremony. So no bowling tonight, boo hoo. So the problem at the ceremony is that they will be serving cake and punch. So I will probably eat a piece of cake and do another egg day tomorrow. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

I can tell the HCG is really starting to work because I'm starting to think straight and question myself as to why I keep deviating. Am I afraid to be thin? I need to lose the weight and get into shape so I can join the police department as an officer rather than a civilian (more money, more stress, etc). Am I bored, is that why I continue to deviate? There are more questions but these are the ones I need to answer for myself first. Still trying to figure out why I continue to sabotage myself.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 1 cup coffee w/half & half, Splenda, black coffee and 1 HB egg
L: 2 HB eggs, a few tostadas, water
D: steak and ACV cocktail

Biz, I didn't know it was on the tagboard but I know now, he, he!! I promise I read your blog everyday and I get in my email as well.

Jan, the hard boiled eggs is all I could handle after my strange illness.

Miss Jennay!!, yes P2 again!! Hopefully I can hit the 140's by the end of my round which will end around the 31st. What is up with so many of us sick this past weekend and suffering with TOM?!!

B, yes I'm trying to remove my crown of Queen Deviator but sometimes she just wants to rein!!

Monica, I know you've been busy so thanks for taking the time to visit!! I wasn't going to start so soon but I looked at the calendar and thought this month will be over before I know it and I want to be done with this round. Let's see what happens!!

Becca, I felt a bit better yesterday and I'm feeling better everyday. Yes, I'm anxiously awaiting the UPS man again!! Don't know if my mom is going to be too happy when she sees how much I spent, oops!! Not really, I won't let her pay for it all, just some, hee hee!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

R4P2D3 Another Mini Load

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 3 VLCD 2
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #3
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 161.8
Today's Wt: 160.2
1.6 lbs LOSS from yesterday

I did another mini load yesterday and now all the chips are gone from the house as well as some Girl Scout thin mints. Today I will try and do my "modified" egg day. I still felt like crap yesterday and kept dosing off all day. It was pretty hot here yesterday but we're expecting a cool down on Wednesday. So as you can tell I didn't do much yesterday or actually I didn't do anything yesterday except go to Wal*Mart after I dropped off my daughter.

I forgot to mention yesterday that on Sunday my mom had called me and asked if I had read my email yet. I admitted that I hadn't and she insisted that I go check it. So I did. She emailed me well wishes for Mother's Day and has gifted me a bowling ball, a bag and shoes. Is that crazy or what? All because she couldn't find hers in storage that I had asked her for. That is too sweet but I don't think I can ask her to pay for all my stuff that I need. I ordered everything yesterday but I put it on my card.

So everyone, bear with me on this round. Now that TOM is pretty much on his way out, I hope I can get my head on straight and get through this round. Since my last rounds were done during the winter, let's see how it works out for summer.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half and Splenda (2), black coffee
L: mushroom & onion omelet (2 eggs) cooked in coconut oil
S: chips w/hot sauce, 1 apple
D: 3 hard boiled eggs
S: thin mint cookies

Yes, I know that is not the best menu for my first "VLCD" but it turned into a mini load again to get rid of the junk.

Jan, thanks, I agree the naps were better than a mop or dust rag. I still feel a bit weak so hopefully I'll get my strength back by the weekend.

Biz, thanks!! I really don't like the fact that I can't leave a comment on your blog but I check it everyday. I'm sure you'll let us know how your "modified" egg day turns out.

Becca, yes, it's a Round 4 do over. Luckily I didn't load as bad as the first time around where I started out at 165. Oh well, live and learn.

B, thanks sweetie!! I wish I could take the rest of the week off to recover, that would be heaven!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

R4P2D2 Round 4 Do Over

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 2 VLCD 1
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #2
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 161.8
Yesterday's Wt: 161.8
Today's Wt: 161.8
0.0 lbs GAIN/LOSS from yesterday

It dawned on me yesterday that I have 20 or so injections left in my vial and if I started yesterday, I would be done by the 31 so I went ahead and gave myself an injection yesterday and this morning. I counted yesterday as a mini load day and enjoyed some decent food. It was pretty much what I ate on Saturday just with desserts. Everytime I ate my stomach would gurgle and make strange sounds but nothing major came of it. I got up this morning and started feeling nauseous. I made it to work but just felt like crap so I left early. My daughter didn't have a ride to school. Of course I didn't tell her that I was home for the rest of the day cuz then she wouldn't want to go to school. She only has 1 1/2 weeks left. Anyway, I dropped her off and went to Wal*Mart then came home. So here I am wondering what to do first. Laundry? Fix the garbage disposal? Dust? Clean the living room or my bedroom? Who am I kidding, I'll do none of that today.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: leftover chicken breast from night before with veggies, Gatorade
L: Betty Crocker fudge brownie
D: steak w/sauteed veggies, zucchini, yellow squash, brussel sprouts, green bell peppers, mushrooms and onions
Dessert: Betty Crocker choco molten cake with cherries added

Biz, I'm feeling a bit better but it feels like my weekend was wasted so I took your advice and took the rest of today off, ha!!

B, thanks. I had to cook my own dinner but whatever, at least I was home and relax and recover this weekend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 1 Mini Load
0.9ml (150iu) HCG IM injection #1
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 160.0
Today's Wt: 161.8
1.8 lbs GAIN from yesterday

I hope all Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Mother In Laws and Stepmothers have a great day!!!

I got up early yesterday but still felt weak. Later, around noon when my daughter got up, I made us some burgers. She really enjoys the way I prepare the buns for the burgers. I spread a bit of butter on the buns and toast them on the grill. She thinks they are the bomb. I came across this by accident and she has loved them ever since. So she would just eat the bun if I let her. Later in the evening I made a huge pan of sauteed veggies in butter and grilled chicken breast. I only made it through less than half of the chicken. Later my daughter made us toaster streudel. I ate one. Then I had some Knudsen cottage cheese doubles. I didn't like it very much because it tasted like jelly for the fruit and the cottage cheese was dry. My stomach has been gurgling but no major disasters have occurred. I am really not looking forward to going to work tomorrow. I'm still up in the air about beginning the injections tomorrow as well but I guess I just gotta do it. Don't want to waste that HCG.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: cup of coffee
L: homemade cheeseburger with bun, Gatorade throughout the day
S: Knudsen cottage cheese doubles (strawberry)
D: 1/2 grilled chicken breast w/Mont Jack cheese, butter sauteed zucchini, yellow squash, brussel sprouts, baby snap peas, green peppers, mushrooms and sliced red onions
S: toaster streudel (raspberry)

Biz, I'm starting to feel better and some foods are just making me gage with the thought of them. I hope I feel 100 % soon. Thanks for the well wishes.

Lili, yes, it was!! I haven't felt that sick since I had the flu quite a few years ago.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

This Is Not The Way To Lose Weight

Round 4 Do Over
No Injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 161.2
Today's Wt: 160.0
1.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday

I'm back on a downward scale but this is not the way to do it. I'm happy to be losing the weight but not the way I suffered yesterday. My body hurt all day like I'd been hit by a bus and all I could do was lay in bed most of the day. The body shop had called again stating he needed some more money so I had to drag myself out of the house looking and feeling like total shit. The car looks great though. I made it back home by 4:30 to find my daughter sitting outside on the rock wall waiting for me as well as the trash bin. Can you believe she can't even bring it up from the curb?!! She doesn't even throw the trash out!!! Anyway, that pissed me off and she was pissed off so I just laid down in bed again. That 45 minute outing wore me out. I finally came out of my room and sat in the living room with her. I think she was mad because I didn't go to work and she had to go to school. Oh, well. She had to babysit at 5:30 so she left at 5:20 and I had the house and the rest of the evening to myself. Of course, all I did was lay on the sofa then finally retired to my bed at 9:00. I watched tv for a little while and then finally set the timer and fell asleep for good. I heard my daughter come in and it was 2:30am. Poor thing, she was only suppose to babysit until 12:30. I'm sure they compensated her for the extra 2 hours.

So this morning I had no energy to go for my walk. Actually I haven't walked all week, bad girl. So I went to Wal*Mart to get a few things especially some chicken breasts. Since they wouldn't honor the Albertson's ad, I had to drive to Albertson's to get what was on sale there. Now, I still look like total shit so I was not a happy camper having to drive to another location. I got home and one of the cats took a dump on the bathroom floor. He loves to do that just to irritate the hell outta me. I cleaned it up, washed my hands, put the groceries away and jumped in the shower. Now I feel 50% better just by taking a shower. I'm trying to have a cup of coffee. Last night I broke down and had a cup because my head was pounding from the caffeine withdrawal. I had put a bit of cream in it and it upset my stomach a bit. Luckily I had the Pepto to help calm that down and my headache subsided a bit.

Just want everyone to know, I did check blogs yesterday just didn't get to post any comments, sorry.

Yesterday's Menu: (like there was one)
a can of Squirt soda
very little water, another 1/2 can of Squirt soda
a cup of coffee

Biz, it was a much worse than I described but I was trying to spare everyone all the gruesome details, he he!! I'm feeling better today, just not sure about eating. I don't think it was food poisoning, I think it was just that I gorged and my body just wasn't having any of it. It tasted good but no go. My daughter ate the same pizza and didn't complain at all so I think my body just rejected it and for good reason.

Becca, and I thought I had spared everyone the nasty details but I guess I gave enough so everyone could get the idea. It taught me a lesson though, not to listen to TOM ever again!!

B, he is such a bastard isn't he? He wants something, we give it to him, just for him to reject it?!! Ugh, lesson learned though. Hey, I almost bought some sugar free syrup and then though, what am I going to eat it with since I can't have pancakes or waffles so I passed it up.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pepto To The Rescue!!

Round 4 Do Over
No Injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 162.2
Today's Wt: 161.2
1.0 lbs LOSS from yesterday

I'm posting late today because I was sick as a dog last night and ended up missing work. Let's start by what lead up to this morning. Yesterday after work, I went by the body to select the new color for my car to be painted. Yes, we are painting the entire car from stock red to a laguna blue. While driving home I decided that I did not want to cook dinner because I was still tired from the night before. So I let TOM decide what to eat. He decided on Peter Piper Pizza and I obliged. I got home and the body shop called to tell me that the insurance had mailed me the check. Why would they do that? So I looked through the mail and sure enough there it was. So I ate some pizza first then ran to the bank to cash as much as I could to pay this poor man. They only allowed me to take out $500 so that's what I got. I came home to wait for my daughter because she wasn't home went and didn't have the key to get in. So sadly, I didn't get to take him his money. I was feeling very tired around 7 so I stayed up till 8 and went to bed. I laid down and fell asleep for about an hour when I heard something strange like my daughter opening the front door. So I pretended to get up and get some water just to check and she was actually crushing a soda can. Anyway, I went back to bed and my stomach began to feel strange. Around midnight, it was gurgling now so I got up and went to the bathroom. This started every hour on the hour. I kept drinking water because I thought it would help flush some of this stuff out. Finally around 4, I threw up like there was no tomorrow. There was sooo much that the toilet actually started flushing itself, literally!!!! This continued throughout the morning. I managed to catch my dad before he got here, to run to the store and get me some Pepto. He suggested Imodium but I said no because it didn't have anything for the upset stomach. He got here and I drank a dose. I could not believe how much it actually helped. I finally fell asleep for a while. I also asked my dad if he could take the money to the body shop so they could finish painting my car. He agreed. I finally dragged my ass outta bed around noon and weighed in. Not bad considering everything I ate yesterday and vomited out all night. Now I know how bulimics feel. I have a complete aversion to food right now and I have a horrible caffeine withdrawal headache.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, chicarron burrito
L: water and homemade egg salad
D: 4 slices of Chicago classic pizza from Peter Piper, not deep dish

Biz, I think you finally cursed me about my frankenfoods, it's all catching up to now!!!

Jan, After last night and today, I am ready!!!

Becca, he's taking his sweet ass time this round but Monday will be the day. Yes, I think I shall burn down the Lay's warehouse, that should help for a while.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Guess Who Finally Made An Appearance?

Round 4 Do Over
No Injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 161.4
Today's Wt: 162.2
0.8 lbs GAIN from yesterday

Yes, yesterday afternoon when I got home from work and the grocery store, Tom waited for me patiently. He accompanied me to the grocery store and hadn't quite made an appearance but he did possess me to buy him a couple of bags of chips. He will finish them this weekend. I was so elated, not necessarily to see that bastard but that he is finally here and will be gone very soon. I won't restart injections and VLCD until Sunday or Monday, Monday most likely. I'm not sure what is planned for Sunday but I will enjoy some good food, even if I have to cook it myself!!

Last night I went bowling. Man I am so rusty that I felt like the Tin man. We finished late and I am suffering this morning. I went to bed but couldn't fall asleep right away so I am dragging this morning.

Since I got home and didn't get on the computer at all yesterday afternoon, I'm off to catch up on everyone!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 2 burritos
S: 2 hard boiled eggs
L: no lunch, still felt full from breakfast
D: half a bag of chile con limon chips
S: a couple of fries from my daughter's plate from the bowling alley

Lili, he sure came with a vengeance this time for all of us right? Monday is the day for me to restart this P2!!

Biz, I was going to let you catch up but TOM finally arrived and I'll be off and running again soon!! How are you going to handle Sunday?

Jan, no I haven't tried the sorbet, strawberries slow my weight loss down, don't know why but they do even if I just eat a couple. I still have a huge bag of frozen ones in the freezer, ha!!!

Becca, ah yes, the donut handicap. I usually do very good around them but TOM just had to have them!! Thanks for understanding my "issues" but Monday I WILL be back on track!!

B, I started out just great and TOM overtook my body and soul, (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!). I should be able to make through this Mother's Day and straight through to Memorial Day or just plan on another break, who know, we'll see when we get there.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

R4P2D11 Round 4 Bust!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 11 VLCD #10
No Injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 159.6
Today's Wt: 161.4
1.8 lbs GAIN from yesterday

Looks like I made it back to my R3 LIW. I'm not going to worry too much about it. Once TOM starts, I can concentrate again on the protocol. I know I did great the first week, then the weekend came and it was all downhill from there. At least now I know what will work for me when I restart. I will just concentrate on P3 type eating starting tomorrow. Oh, who am I kidding, I've been eating P4 foods already.

I'm starting in a bowling league tonight so that should be interesting.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 2 donuts (yes, 2 donuts)
L: grilled chicken breast, 1 apple
D: chile con queso and blue corn chips, 1 apple

Jennay, yes she has taken over the rein again but I do need to get my head back on straight. I drank so many shots of ACV yesterday that my throat still hurts this morning, ha!! Bush whacker?? You just couldn't resist could ya?

Becca, thanks, I just should have waited until TOM but I was just so excited to restart that I didn't think it would affect me this bad. Once TOM is over, I WILL be back on track!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

R4P2D10 Queen Deviator Is Back!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 10 VLCD #9
No Injection
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 157.6
Today's Wt: 159.6
2.0 lbs GAIN from yesterday

While at work yesterday, the potato chip monster took over and I kept munching on chips. For some unknown reason I have really been craving salt. I am not a salty snack eater but this time around I am. During my lunch hour, a volunteer brought me a piece of cake that she had made. I told her that I couldn't and she insisted. She was nice enough to have cut me sliver of a slice, so I ate it. Later after I got home from work, I took a nap and when I got up, I hurt sooooo bad!! I felt more sore than I had all day. I wasn't going to eat dinner but I cooked anyway and had a small piece of chicken.

So I have decided to stop injections until TOM makes his appearance. Why continue wasting HCG if all I'm doing is cheating. I am really kicking myself because last week I did so good and it only took one weekend to throw it all away!!! So for me, the best thing is just to stop and restart once TOM is over.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee, 6oz. yogurt, potato chips
L: 2 hard boiled eggs w/mustard, 1 sliver of choco cake
D: small grilled chicken breast, 1 small dill pickle, 1 Rome apple

Becca, thanks I think I gained it all back today and the soreness is worse today!!

Biz, hey girl, yes water retention and salt cravings are not helping, thanks for the empathy.

Monica, palm tree shaving is purely for cosmetic reasons but it is to remove all the dead fronds from the bottom up to about half way up, just to make them look purty. My trees have never been done so to start it was very labor intensive. Every muscle on the back side of my body is hurtin' bad.

B, so much for the loss, its back, boo hoo.

Jennay, I didn't realize those muscles were utilized for that purpose so I hurt bad now!!! Jeez, does that cashier know something I don't? Was she trying to prepare me for the worst TOM I've had in a while or what? Yes, I saw him this morning, and I felt a little akward but I didn't let him see that it really affected me. I re-read his text and he was very sweet about it so I didn't feel as bad. Reading it when you're half asleep can get you the wrong idea.

Amie, I never realized that palm trees had such hairy beards, literally!! When I started I actually saw brown hair and it dawned on me, duh, that's why they call it shaving. I'm trying to drink up and also hot tea but the temp here is hot so I only have about one cup.

Jan, I didn't even know those muscles exist till yesterday and today!! So much for yesterday's loss.

Monday, May 5, 2008

R4P2D10 Short and Simple

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 10 VLCD #8
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #10
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 158.8
Today's Wt: 157.6
1.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
3.8 lb UNDER R3 LIW
7.6 lbs UNDER R4 Starting Wt

Today's post is short. I am really sore today. I decided to try my hand at palm tree shaving yesterday and it was a lot of work. Now I know why those guys charge sooo much. I got through one tree and I still need 2 to go. I hurt in places I didn't even know could hurt doing what I was doing plus my run yesterday.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 1 coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 1 cup black, 1 hard boiled egg
L: 2 hard boiled eggs w/mustard, water
D: steamed tilapia filet, 1 cup edamame, 1 cup black tea

Hey Becca, thanks for checking in on me, I know it gets confusing coming here and then on the forum. Thanks for the scolding but I think I learned by my mistake on both situations.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

R4P2D9 TOM Made Me Do It

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 9 VLCD #7
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #9
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 155.8
Today's Wt: 158.8
3.0 lbs GAIN from yesterday

Queen Deviator has visited again. This gain is completely and totally TOM's fault. He made me eat things that were very salty yesterday. I started the day good then it was downhill thereafter. First, I was bitchy and moody all day, fluctuating moods every second of every hour. So I decided to eat pickles thinking they were safe because they only had 5 calories per spear. So I started my lunch with 3 of them then later I snacked on a couple more. I realized that I hadn't been peeing as much as I normally do even after taking my B-complex vitamin. I finally went and my urine was very cloudy which is a great indicator of water retention and too much sodium. So I finally get to the fridge and really check the label on the pickles and low and behold I find the culprit. Even though each spear only has 5 calories, each on contains 220mgs of sodium. Add that up and my body was just in shock, since it was over 1500mg. My body is not longer used to the high sodium so it retained all water. Now later, my daughter was getting ready to go out and a can of Pringles was calling out to me, it was TOM I tell ya!!! TOM really wanted those Pringles and he couldn't just stop at a couple, NOooo, he had to have the whole can, that son of a bitch!!! So today will be P2 egg day for me. The protein will help flush out all this excess water. I also went walking and running for 50 minutes today, well, more walking than running but I'm trying.

I realized after I got home yesterday that the cashier at Wal*Mart charged me for 2 boxes of tampons when I only bought one. Was she trying to tell me something? So I went back this morning and went ahead and got the other box since I had already paid for it and it looks like I'm going to really need them. I just want TOM to rear his ugly head already and leave me alone so I can concentrate on the protocol again. I really hate being home on weekends because I just want to eat. I don't buy foods that shouldn't be here but those Pringles are left over from when I bought them about 3-4 months ago at Sam's. My daughter is really strange, I tell her she can eat them because I can not and I don't mind if she eats them, it only helps me so that they are not around. Well, she decides that she shouldn't eat them either!! No, that is not the point, I need her to eat them so that they are not present!! She doesn't get it.

Anyway, I am going to try and adhere to a strict protein day today because I wasn't happy with the numbers but I'll be home again today. I just hope my will power will be much stronger today than it was yesterday!! Thanks TOM, for ruining my day and losses!!! Just present yourself already and get it over with will ya?!!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 1 cup coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 1 Rome apple
L: 2 hard boiled eggs halved w/bit o'mustard, 3 kosher pickle spears
S: 3 kosher pickle spears
D: chuck steak
S: 1 pickle spear, 6oz. Light N Fit yogurt
TOM's Snack: 3/4 can of Sour Cream N'Onion Pringles

Guess I should have read everyone's comments yesterday, it may have helped to keep me on track yesterday, duh!!

Jan, thanks for stopping by, yes I have been doing the egg thing all this week and it has helped me tremendously. Since restarting P2, the hunger pangs are hanging around especially in the mornings. I work really odd hours (5am-2pm) so I'm already hunger around 7am. My last round I would omelets for dinner and that helped as well with my losses. I'm surprised that I have not gotten tired of them yet but I'm sure that day may come very soon, ha, especially when I run out. They have gotten ridiculous in price so when they are on sale, I buy a lot!!

Jennay, I know he will regrete his decision later and that will only make me play harder to get. I'm the one that actually said "L8R" to him. Texting sucks since you can't really tell the emotions behind the replies. After today, looks like I'm going to have to work harder to get to that 50's club.

Cb, oh, Queen Deviator stopped by yesterday and I could not get rid of her. TOM and her were just having a party here but I promise to behave today!! Wow, we are so close in weight now!! I'm going to send you another email because I think I gave you the wrong email address for blogger, duh!! Yes, I've heard of that BC just not sure I want to get back on them just yet. I always gain weight on BC's but I'll keep my options open.

Becca, thanks for looking out for me but I really think he's a bit immature and he will be sorry very soon, haa!! Yes, I just need settle down my feeling and quite trying to jump on all the cute guys right now. I've already had an offer to be taken to Las Vegas in July with an older officer that works there but I'll just wait and see.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

R4P2D8 Someone Kill TOM Already!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 8 VLCD #6
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #8
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 156.0
Today's Wt: 155.8
0.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
5.6 lb UNDER R3 LIW
9.4 lbs UNDER R4 Starting Wt

I can feel TOM really lurking now. He's banging on the walls of my uterus something fierce and it is not helping my mood. I am getting very easily aggravated with little things. Like going to Wal*Mart this morning and Home Depot and another grocery store, I finally just came home. My daughter wants to go to a quincenera tonight and I think I'll let her go just so I can have some peace and quiet tonight.

I weighed myself this morning at 6am and the scale said 166.4, a 0.4lb gain. I said to myself, no way I'm walking this off. So I got dressed and went to the track and walked for 30 minutes, then went grocery shopping. After getting home and weighing myself, having not drank or eaten anything yet, the scale showed me the 155.8, so that's what I'm going to use seeing as TOM is not cooperating. Also, yesterday I added apples to my daily menu, do you think that had anything to do with it? Probably not, just TOM being his nasty ass self.

Last night I text "flirty" officer to find out exactly what was going on between us. He said it very nicely that it was just that: flirting. He asked what I wanted and I basically just told him we could be friends with benefits. His problem is that we work together and he doesn't want all the drama that comes with that. I explained to him that I know how to keep my mouth shut and no one needs to know. Since he was at work, he didn't text me back after that until almost midnight and he was handling a vehicle accident. I just told me L8R. I was already asleep since almost 10. He had to go to his reserves training this morning at 6am so I hope he made it. So that just made me feel crappy as well as TOM. Oh, well, guess I'll have to work on "green eyed" officer, he, he!! There are more officers to choose from so I'll get over this one pretty quickly since nothing every happened between us. That's all fine and dandy because in a couple of months, I'm going to have a rockin' body and he's going to be kicking himself for not jumping at the chance because you know I'm going to make him work for it then!! Oh, yea, the bastard ate one of my hard boiled eggs from my breakfast!! He asked first but after this whole ordeal, I'm not sharing with him anymore, haaa!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 2-3 cups black coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: Wendy's chicken caesar salad w/no dressing, croutons, 6oz. Light N Fit yogurt
S: red apple
D: 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese, 1 hard boiled egg
S: red apple and cup of chamomile tea mixed w/wulong tea

CB, I'm so glad you contacted me, I wasn't sure if I had your email address but I did. I responded to your email and I hope you can add me, please!! I miss you girl!!

B, why does TOM like to visit all of us at the same time? I think this happened the last P2 I was on and about 3-4 of us were all visited by that rat bastard. I was able to quelch my craving yesterday, luckily no one brought donuts because I would have hurt someone for those yesterday. Today is a different story though, I'm craving some comfort food, I guess with flirty boy letting me down, I want to dip into some refried beans or munch on a Mexican pastry. I think the HCG helps us realize our true feelings and not resort to food to comfort ourselves because we now know how it will affect us and how horrible we will feel afterwards. Sorry, for my rambling, but I guess it hurt more that I realized.

Friday, May 2, 2008

R4P2D7 41Pounds GONE!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 7 VLCD #5
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #7
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 157.2
Today's Wt: 156.0
1.2 lbs LOSS from yesterday
5.4 lb UNDER R3 LIW
9.2 lbs UNDER R4 Starting Wt

Oh I had an epiphany this morning but now that I need to type it out, its gone!!! Besides the fact that this round has been a very good one I am elated on the inside about it. I know TOM is starting to lurk and looking at my calender, he should be visiting next week. Of course, with the HCG, he may arrive later or sooner, who knows! I know he's lurking because I gave into a piece of sugar free chocolate yesterday. Damn TOM!!

I realized this morning during my shower how I can actually feel bones now. I can feel my collar bones and my cheek bones, WOW!!

Yesterday's Menu:
B: coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 2 cups black coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: 2 hard boiled eggs, water
D: chuck steak, 4oz. Light N Fit yogurt, green tea w/wulong tea, 1 SF Russell Stover's chocolate truffle

Amie, yes, I did change things up a bit for myself and it has been working for me, so I'm sticking to it. Ain't that the truth, I think it makes him happy that someone is interested in him on a more personal level rather than professional. Did that make any sense?

Becca, yes, it's the only way to get through the day after dealing with kooky people and it makes me feel all giddy inside, he he!! I sure hope I can zip right through the 150's and I still have a long ways to go. I hate being sooo short but I have to live with it.

B, yes I'm getting some good losses this time around but I'm going to get greedy ya know? I ate too much salty food during my mini load so just be careful not to do the same.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

R4P2D6 Almost Halfway There!!

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 6 VLCD #4
0.9ml HCG (150iu) IM Injection #6
Starting Weight on 08.18.07: 197 lbs
R3 LIW: 161.4 04.02.08
Starting R4 Wt: 165.2
Yesterday's Wt: 159.0
Today's Wt: 157.2
1.8 lbs LOSS from yesterday
4.2 lb UNDER R3 LIW
8 lbs UNDER R4 Starting Wt.

I'm just going crazy now with numbers. I have truly become obsessed with the numbers but I have lost 8 lbs since Monday. I am completely amazed. I'm sure if I could have weighed in a little later this morning, the numbers would be slightly lower but I'll take it. Do you see how close to the 40 lbs lost mark I am?? Now I know I have not been following the protocol allowable foods but this has been working for me and I'm going to stick to it. On the yahoo forum (HCG2) there is a small arguement about calorie cycling. So that fight has begun because someone has decided to do their own thing and they have not posted their stats either. Oh, well, to each his own right?

My flirting officer kinda embarrassed me yesterday. I really want to keep it on the down low because these officers just love to gossip. They are worse than social groups that get together to gossip. He walked in and saw me, so he whistles and everyone turned around trying to figure out who he was whistling at. Then later I rubbed the top of his head and he always makes the comment that I'm rubbing the wrong head. He didn't realize that there was another officer standing behind him when he said that and that officer was just shocked. I'm used to him saying that to me but not everyone else. Anyway, I asked him to behave especially when other people are around. Later the handsome green eyed officer came in and I told him about my accident. He just laughed and asked me to remind him not to let me drive him around in a patrol unit. I got mad at him and punched him in the arm and apparently that turned him on, so I continued to hit him, ha!! I just hope he comes in today so he can give me a ride back from the bodyshop.

I haven't had any epiphanies yet, but I'll post them just as soon as I can think of them.

Yesterday's Menu:
B: 1 cup coffee w/half & half, Splenda, 3 cups black coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs
L: 2 hard boiled eggs, water
D: 1 grilled chicken breast
S: 4oz. Light N Fit peach yogurt

Monica, thanks I am really pumped for this round, I'll just be upset when the losses slow down. I am very excited for being in the 150's already and I'm am just smiling from ear to ear.

Becca, thanks, yes maintaining was the hardest part of the whole protocol but it sure was helpful not having to lose it all over again. The impact was a pretty low speed so I don't think they'll total it which is fine by me, I love my little car!!! I should just be grateful that she had insurance at all!!!

B, the losses make me greedy, muwahah!! My walks have cut down to 30 minutes just so I don't wear myself out too quickly!! I need to enjoy them while I can because the weather is going to get hot here very soon!!

Amie, wow, sounds like your BF and myself had the exact same accident with the same person, ha!! Thanks girl!!!