Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back To Work Day

Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 183
Today's Wt: 184

I really hate my early morning weigh ins. So I really don't think I gained a pound since I was weighing in later the last couple of days. Tonight should prove to be interesting at bowling with the drinking but we stick to Michelob Ultra.

I just kept cleaning yesterday and went shopping at JC Penney for some tops for my daughter and myself. I got some plaid bermuda shorts and capris for myself but I wasn't too thrilled when I had to get the size 16 petites. So this summer I am sticking to my guns with protocol. June should be a very good month, no holiday and no celebrations of any sorts will be conducted that month.

My daughter has been having tummy troubles for the last week and I'm completely unsure what is going on. She has a healthy appetite and an excellent metabolism but she complains that her tummy feels hard and she always feel full even if she hasn't eaten. Since it hasn't gone away I will have to make her an appointment with the doctor, ugh.

Miz Biz, thank you for the information, I shall try that, thanks again!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Still Here!!

Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 183.4
Today's Wt: 183.0

It's Monday and its my day off, whoo hoo!! Late last year I had my schedule changed and now I'm off on Sundays and Mondays, but that means I have to work on Saturdays. I don't mind at all. Besides I was always taking Mondays off anyway so this works for everybody. Anyway, yesterday I started cleaning my room and now it looks much better. I'm hoping that since my daughter saw me cleaning my room that it will rub off on her and I don't have to nag her. She's getting better though, she washes her dishes right after she eats, but she only washes hers and not mine, ugh!!

I'm trying to look into carb cycling. I'm still researching. If anyone know some good websites please send them my way.

Miz Biz, I'll have to look into that, I know Atkins had those high fat days to break a plateau and such but it sounds like a good plan, send me some info. I do have macadamias in the fridge!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Apologies

Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 182.8
Today's Wt: 183.4

I must apologize to everyone for my absence. On Wednesday I woke up feeling really crappy and called in sick to work. Then I sat here pondering what the heck I was doing. I made up my mind to call it quits until my bowling leagues are over. It has been very difficult because of the drinking and munchies. I want to stay true to the protocol and my cheating will not help at all. During the summer I only want to be in one league to save money and start over again with the protocol. So for now I'm just trying to watch my food intake, limit carbs and exercise a bit.

Also, I'm unable to get on the internet at work during the later half of the week because I have to be at the front desk and everyone can see what I'm doing. I don't want my supervisors to see what I'm doing and get written up for "not working". I try to read up on everyone daily but I don't always get to post comments for the same reason.

I wish everyone the best and hope that everyone stays true to the protocol and not be weak like me.

CB, I've checked on you and you are doing great my friend!!! I am reading up on you but for the reasons above, I haven't posted comments, I'm sorry but I am checking on you!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Do Over

Round 1 Phase 2 Day 2 VLCD 1
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection # 2
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 184.4
Today's Wt: 186.2
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +1.8lbs
R1 Total Loss to Date: - 3.2 lbs

I'm just going to restart new in counting, I'm too confused by the numbers to make it right. I started injections again yesterday but it seems the Internet was down so I was unable to post. I did a load yesterday so that's also a reason for restarting the numbers.

I went to practice with my new ball and I need a lot of practice with this ball. I stopped by the pro shop to get them cleaned as well.

Hey Biz, thanks for checking in on me, let's see what tonight holds for me, he he!!

Cb, hey woman, where've you been? Glad to see you back and on track!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter Everybody!!

Mini Break for Easter Holiday

Sorry I haven't posted the last couple of days, I had to actually do some work for my employer, he, he!! TOM took his sweet ass time and finally yesterday he came with a vengeance!! I'm just glad so I can restart where I left off and start dropping again. I was steadily dropping again Thursday and Friday but TOM would only give sneak previews. Yesterday we celebrated Easter because my sister came into town and she would need to be leaving today and we didn't want her to be rushing to get back home (4 hour drive). So we had brisket, pasta salad, my potato dish (I don't know what its called, its just good to eat), beans and fresh veggies. They had an ice cream bar set up but I did not partake. After we ate, I was just so sleepy from having worked from 5am to 9am and coming home to clean up and make the potatoes. I had also gone to the pro shop to pick up my new bowling ball that was drilled especially for me (he was closed yesterday). I'll need to take it out tomorrow and practice.

Well, I hope everyone enjoys the Easter Holiday!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

TOM Is Such A SOB!!

Round 1 Mild Phase 3 Mini Break for Easter holiday
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 182.4
Today's Wt: 185 !!!
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +2.6lbs
R1 Total Loss to Date: -4.4lbs

Do you believe this?! TOM makes me retain so much water than I instantly gain nearly 5 lbs a month because of him. I'm home now and he's only made a sneak preview so far. I hate him so much!!! I came home early because I'm waiting on my new bowling ball to arrive since they forgot to ship it last week.

Now, food wise, I didn't go to crazy yesterday, I had a small serving a steak for breakfast, a small burrito???, a grilled chicken salad for lunch and tuna salad for dinner. I'm not sure if I ate enough calories yesterday or drank enough water, etc. This whole week will be blamed on TOM, that bastard son of a bitch!!!

I read in yesterday's paper that we will be hosting a major Women PBA tournament next year here in our Sun City. They will have to convert our convention center into a 48 lane bowling alley and we are expecting close to 40,000 female bowlers to attend. Is that awesome or what?! I'm hoping to get inducted into the Eastside Lady Keglers so I can participate in these tournaments. I am so excited until I think of TOM, ugggh!!

Hey Miz Biz, I don't understand what you are taking about, what pattern on Tuesdays? Just drinking and bowling. (He,he) Our bowling leagues are almost over so that should help me as well, protocol wise and financially.

Monica, yes, bowling and a gain, its all TOM, I tell ya!! Practice makes perfect, but most importantly Have Fun!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eggs On Protocol

Round 1 Mild Phase 3 Mini Break for Easter holiday
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection # skip
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 181.8
Today's Wt: 182.4
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +0.6lb
R1 Total Loss to Date: -7lbs

I want to start my post by addressing Paige's comment from yesterday about the eggs. I have done the protocol several times and have done it with the inclusion of eggs. I've even incorporated my own "egg day" for Phase 2, sometimes rather than an "apple day" with great results. Below is the direct quote from Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches manuscript.

"Very occasionally we allow egg - boiled, poached or raw - to patients who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole. In countries where cottage cheese made from skimmed milk is available 100 grams may occasionally be used instead of the meat, but no other cheeses are allowed."

So there you have it Paige. Now, nowhere does it say you can have them fried, but on the Yahoo forum, it has been discussed that coconut oil has helped some and failed others, to each his own, if it works for you, great if not or don't even want to try, don't use it until Phase 3.

I was really stressing yesterday while at work because we got slammed. Then two people didn't show up that were suppose to relieve partner and myself, eventually they got here but its not fun waiting on them.

My bowling wasn't that great yesterday but what can I say, c'est la vie!!

I don't recall my menu right now because I don't have my notebook with me (conveniently, he he)

Miz Biz, yes I believe I had the same problem again yesterday, because once we get busy at work, there are no water breaks!!

Paige, I hope the above listed information helps.

Monica, I just hope TOM rears his ugly head here soon so he can be gone just as fast!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Round 1 Phase 2 Day 11 VLCD 8
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection # skip
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 180.8
Today's Wt: 181.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +1.0lb
R1 Total Loss to Date: -7.6lbs

What the hell? Yesterday morning I got up and watched tv for a bit, got in the shower and headed out to do my grocery shopping. I went to Costco to gas up, went inside to get some spring mix greens and romaine lettuce. I headed to a local store to stock up on meat for P3, went to Albertson's for a few items, another local store for a few items, Target, the Dollar Tree and finally Wal*Mart. I'm well stocked now and then I realized when I got home that I hadn't been drinking water the whole time that I was out. So I'm hoping that 1 pound gain is water retention because of that. I weighed myself when I got home and I was still the same weight, bummer!! All that walking and the scale didn't budge a bit.

During the afternoon, I grilled some of the meat for my daughter because I had no more room in the freezer for it and I grilled a chicken breast for my lunch today. I accidentally indulged in a small container of Activia yogurt and my daughter even questioned me "I thought you couldn't have yogurt on your diet?" She was right, I had a brain fart, oh well. Live and learn.

2 fried eggs (in coconut oil), 1 Wasa fiber crispbread
small piece of grilled beef, salad, 1 Activia mixed berry yogurt

Biz, yes, I hope I don't go to crazy this little break too. I guess I like to torture myself by watch those shows.

Monica, that's my daughter's favorite show and I try to avoid it when I'm on P2, but she puts it on there and I try to leave the room, but doesn't always happen.

Hi Amie!! Yes, long time no see!!! Yes, January & February proved to be difficult months for me and now with Easter around the corner, its not any easier. I'm going to check on you too!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Waiting On TOM

Round 1 Phase 2 Day 10 VLCD 7
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection # skip day
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 180.8
Today's Wt: 180.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +/-0.0lbs
R1 Total Loss to Date: -8.6lbs

I may need to take this week off because I'm not sure what we will be doing for Easter and I'm still waiting on TOM. I know its too soon after beginning. I wasn't expecting a stall already but I should have known better with TOM lurking, that rat bastard!! Anyway, I should not have watched Man v. Food marathon yesterday. He was eating all this delicious (forbidden) foods that made my daughter and myself want to raid the fridge or every restaurant we could drive to!! I stuck to my menu. My daughter finally said she didn't want to watch it anymore because it just made her hungry and I agreed, but I still like to watch the challenges. So needless to say, I didn't do much yesterday except sit in front of the boob tube. I grilled some chicken breasts because it was nice day yesterday. I indulged a little by adding a bit of Monterrey Jack cheese to my chicken breast, it was good!! That my have been my downfall but it was TOM's fault!!! Ha, ha, just blame the men, right?

2 fried eggs(in coconut oil), 1 Wasa fiber crispbread, coffee
2 fried eggs(in coconut oil), 2 Melba toast, water
Grilled chicken breast, small slice of melted Mont Jack cheese, broccoli and more water
1 mini Michelob Ultra beer

By the way, I think that Wasa Fiber Crispbread really helped because I woke up this morning and really need to get "moving". It's not the greatest tasting but it was nice having something crisp (like toast) with my eggs.

Monica, those Steamers sure come in handy in a pinch, I gotta look for that coupon too!! I'm off to check in on you!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

2 Days Worth of Post

Today's Stats:
Round 1 Phase 2 Day 9 VLCD 6
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #8
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 180.4
Today's Wt: 180.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +0.4lb
R1 Total Loss to Date: -8.6lbs

Yesterday's Stats:
Round 1 Phase 2 Day 8 VLCD 5
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #7
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 181.2
Today's Wt: 180.4
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -0.8lb
R1 Total Loss to Date: -9.0lbs

Since I didn't have time to post yesterday, I'm posting it all today. Friday night proved to be exhausting. I was bowling against the male bowler I have a crush on. I bowled for crap because of it and he bowled a 300!! Anyway, I had to get up extra early on Saturday (4am) to get to work by 5am. I got home exhausted and just made dinner for myself and my daughter, we watched some tv and I went to bed last night at 8:30pm. I woke up this morning at 6:30. Ten hours of sleep, not bad eh? When I get on the scale and what to my surprise?! A gain!! Not a huge gain but I did check my fingers and my ring did fit a little snug and it hasn't felt like that the last few days. What that tells me is that I either had too much sodium yesterday and/or TOM is lurking. I'm sure its both reasons because TOM didn't really visit last month and has decided to rear his ugly ass head for the month of April. I'm sure the HCG had something to do with that as well because I didn't want to wait till after TOM to begin Phase 2.

Since I got up early this morning, I went ahead and headed out to Wal-Mart to get some groceries. I remembered that they had some Steamers veggies on sale for a buck so I picked up some broccoli, another big box of Tilapia fillets and today's paper. I really like Tilapia fish, it defrosts quickly (individually wrapped) and cooks just as fast. My daughter enjoys it so that's a big plus too!! Unrelated completely, I saw a cardinal outside our window this morning, that is a rarity around here in the desert.

Since I've dropped close to 10 pounds already, my back and right knee are ever so grateful. I started to miss days from work because as soon as I got up and started getting ready, my back would stiffen up to the point where I couldn't bend over to get my pants on!! Then I get to work and sit for a while, again, when I would have to get up, the pain would greet me first. But now, the pain has diminished about 70%, I still feel a bit of stiffness, especially when I lay in bed too long. My knee is not hurting as much after bowling as well.

Friday's & Saturday's Menu:

Wendy's chicken Ceasar salad, no dressing, water to drink
Tilapia fillet, melba toast, water to drink, Healthy Harvest applesauce w/cinnamon & stevia

Monica and Biz: Thanks for continuing to check in on me, it means so much to me!!! Let's see if I can behave this weekend!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

That's The Way!!

Round 1 Phase 2 Day 7 VLCD 4
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #35
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 183
Today's Wt: 181.2
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -1.8lbs
R1 Total Loss to Date: -8.2 lbs

That's more like it!! I didn't necessarily cheat yesterday but I did indulge in a extra melba toast. I found some organic melba toast in original and sesame at Costco. I ate them because I needed something with a crunch beside potato chips or Cheetos, so the melba helped. I was feeling really hungry last night but I just drank more water and was too lazy to make a cup of wu-long tea. I have bowling tonight and I hope my muscles can take it. Everytime I start VLCD, my arms hurt more than when I'm not on P2.

coffee, 1 HB egg, a shot of green juice (celery,parsley, pineapple)
water, 2 HB eggs
1 tilapia fillet, 3 melba toast and a Healthy Harvest granny smith applesauce (NSA) w/cinnamon and stevia

Hey Monica & Miz Biz, thanks for checking in on me, yes I fell hard that first day but have since recovered. It sure is nice to know you girls are checking in on me and keeping me IN check!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Holdin' Strong

Round 1 Phase 2 Day 6 VLCD 3
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #5
Starting Weight on 03/31/09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 184.0
Today's Wt: 183.0
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -1.0 lb
R1 Total Loss to Date: -6.4lbs

I did much better yesterday but watching Man vs. Food late at night was not a good idea. The food looked so tempting that I wanted to raid the fridge but I didn't. It was just old cravings because the burgers looked so good and the 5 pound burrito looked pretty good too!!!

I'm surprised I even had a loss because we've learned that cheats don't necessarily show up the next day but within the next few days. I behaved yesterday and resisted temptation. I did another all protein day to kinda help with the cheat.

coffee, 1 HB egg
water, 2 HB eggs
water w/lemon, 100gm of shrimp
Late Dinner:
small fillet of tilapia

Hey Miz Biz, thanks for checking in on me and keeping me in check!! Luv ya girl!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Already Starting My Sh*t!

Round 1 Phase 2 Day 5 VLCD 2
0.9ml (125iu) HCG IM injection #4
Starting Weight on 03.31.09 189.4
Starting R1 Wt: 189.4
Yesterday's Wt: 189.4
Today's Wt: 184.0
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -5.4lbs
R1 Total Loss to Date: -5.4lbs

Ok I must admit I cheated yesterday but not until later in the evening at bowling. My teammate decided to order a pizza and I caved in to a small slice and I drank lots of Michelob Ultra low carb beer. I don't seem to have a problem with the beer it's the cheat. I believe the beer helps me but that is just my opinion and observation. I hate to think how much more I would have lost had I not done that but I can't hang myself with the "what ifs". I'm not mad at anyone but myself but I'll just deal with it and move on. This only proves to me that Tuesday are going to be difficult until this league is over (7 more weeks)!!

After we visited the bar (yes, more beer), my daughter and I drove through Taco Bell. I figured I had already messed up, might as well make it worth my while. Let's see what tomorrow holds.

lots of coffee and 1 HB egg
2 HB eggs, water
100 gm of shrimp, water
1 slice of pizza, lots of Michelob Ultra and 2 Taco Bell tostadas

Hey Miz Biz and Monica, how ya girls doing? Thanks for visiting and I'm glad I'm not the only one here!!!