Sunday, July 8, 2012

R4P2D8V5 What The Hell Is Wrong With Me?

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 8 VLCD 5
0.25ml (125iu) HCG SL
Starting Weight on 07/04/2012: 167.8
Yesterday's Wt: 167.2
Today's Wt:  167.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: +0.6lb
R4 Total Loss to Date:  0.0lbs

Wow, I forgot to post yesterday but I am still doing horribly.  I just can't stop munching.  Yesterday was the worst because of my coworker taking those Mexican pastries to work and I couldn't resist.  Friday was no better, I had more chips with hot sauce for "dinner".  When I went to bed Friday night, it finally dawned on me as part of the reason why I can't stick to protocol, TOM!!  TOM is going to visit very soon.  So yesterday after I had about 3 pastries, 1 brisket breakfast taco, I arrived home not hungry.  Hmmm, I wonder why??  I ended up snacking on my "crackers" and polishing off the rest of the chips with hot sauce, since they're weren't that many left.  I really wanted tacos yesterday but I didn't make or buy any.  I really need to get my head back in this game so TOM better get here and exit soon, very soon.  As I stated before, I've already got it my head that as soon as I finish the "drops", I will switch over to the injections.

I went to Target on Friday because I bought some more razors since I had some good coupons for them, plus Target was giving a $5 gift card for every two razors that you purchase.  While I was reading my email, that I am so behind in, I came across an email from a couponing website that stated that the hair color was also on sale at Target and for every 2 boxes you purchased, you would receive a $5 gift card as well.  So I quickly wrote everything down and took my lunch hour.  I had to come home and pick up my Target coupons because I did not have them with me.  So I bought 4 boxes of hair color and 4 Venus razors (bonus lotion included) and used all my coupons.  I had $2 off coupons for each box of hair color plus the Target coupon for $3 off two boxes and my $4 off any Venus Olay razors.  I made out like a bandit.  Plus I received 4 $5 gift cards plus the others I had earned during the week and last week.  I have about $50 worth of gift cards now.  That will come in very handy when I am completely broke or if my daughter needs something, I can give her a few gift cards.  As I placed everything in the closet, I realized I need to have a garage sale because there is no way in hell I can use all this stuff myself.  A coworker suggested I sell my stuff at the flea market and I would probably get rid of everything fast.  That's an idea but I need to find out how much a booth runs and if its worth it.  A Facebook friend has a booth on Sunday's so maybe I can hit him up and split the cost of the booth and that would help both of us.  I must check into this.

Now, I'm going to go scour the Sunday paper for their ads and start couponing.  Also try and figure out what the hell is wrong with me and not being able to get my head together and do this protocol.  Happy Sunday everyone!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

R4P2D6V3 Not In The Game

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 6 VLCD 3
0.25ml (125iu) HCG SL
Starting Weight on 07/04/2012: 167.8
Yesterday's Wt: 166.8
Today's Wt:165.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -1.0lb
R4 Total Loss to Date:-2.0lbs

OK so I did somewhat horribly yesterday as well.  I'm just not able to get a handle of not grazing after doing it for some time.  I know I can graze on my allowed veggies but I have been extremely lazy these past two weeks.  I'm not used to humidity, only dry heat, and we have had some humid days so I've been feeling miserable.  So yesterday I brought my chicken for lunch but forgot a veggie.  So when I arrived home, I started munching on my "crackers".  Then later I had another chicken portion for dinner.  I haven't bought any fruit so I had a small glass of pineapple orange juice, again not allowed.  I have been dropping pounds but not as quickly as if I stuck to protocol.  Since I'm doing the sublingual drops, I think mentally I'm not getting it.  So as soon as I finish these drops, I'm going to start on the subq injections.  I guess I'm just used to the injections so mentally, I can't get my head around the drops.  I will still try to eat protocol while taking these drops and maybe that will help me reset my mental state of being back on protocol.  I knew I took too long of a break so I think that may have screwed me up.  I did gain back about 9 pounds and looking in the mirror, it seems to have all gone to my upper arms!!  The don't look muscular just extremely pudgy!!  I can feel a slight tightness in my sleeves as well.  I should be more motivated but just can't get my head into the game.  Maybe once I continue on the drops, I'll be able to wrap my head around this again.

R4P2D5V2 Off To A Bad Start

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 5 VLCD 2
0.25ml (125iu) HCG SL
Starting Weight on 07/04/2012: 167.8
Yesterday's Wt: 167.8
Today's Wt: 166.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -1.0lb
R4 Total Loss to Date: -1.0lb

Ok, my ticker and numbers are all off so I'll just deal with it later.  I did horrible yesterday on my first VLCD.  I started out good but then started grazing.  I know cherries are not on protocol but I was not going to let 2 lbs of cherries go to waste.  I was able to grill all my chicken for the rest of the week.  I had my portion for lunch along with some asparagus.  Then later I started feeling hungry ( I think I was actually thirsty) so I started munching on potato chips with hot sauce.  Good choice right?  Then I still ate my chicken portion a bit later.  What am I going to do with myself??

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

R4P2D4V1 I'm Back (Again)

Round 4 Phase 2 Day 4 VLCD 1
0.25ml (125iu) HCG SL
Starting Weight on 07/04/2012: 167.8
Yesterday's Wt: 168.6
Today's Wt: 167.8
Today's LOSS/GAIN: -0.8lb
R4 Total Loss to Date: -0.8lb

My absence has been too great here.  My computer is extra slow these days.  I enjoyed my time with my daughter but now I have to get my head back into this game.  I started my drops on Sunday and enjoying my foods.  I did an extra day yesterday because I discovered a bag of potatoes that I had bought while my daughter was here, that I forgot to take with me when I took her back home.  So I enjoyed some hash browns with eggs in the morning and a potato hash for dinner.  So today, of all days, is my first VLCD.  During my absence, I bowled in a tournament.  We took second place as a team for our division so that was good.  I also had to attend a 50th wedding anniversary that same night then get up early and return to that tournament.  Needless to say, that weekend just flew by.  As a matter of fact, I'm still trying to recover from that weekend to this day.

I'm still couponing and I scored a great deal yesterday.  I went by my local Wal*Mart Neighborhood Market that I despise, and noticed they had some eye drops on clearance.  I recall seeing a coupon for them but I didn't have them with me.  I know I had kept the coupons because I thought to myself, I don't need them but just in case.  I came home and realized that I had forgotten to purchase the newspaper so I had to go back.  I found the coupons and returned.  I got the newspaper first since that was the reason for my trip there and I had 7 coupons for the eye drops.  The eye drops were on clearance for $2 and the coupon was for $2 off any drops from that brand.  So yes, I got 7 free bottles of eye drops.  I was ecstatic!!  Yes, I do use these eye drops.  After my laser surgery, these were the eye drops recommended by the surgeon to use when my eyes felt dry.  I know coworkers that also had the surgery so I may be able to make a profit off of them if I choose to sell them to them.  Before going to Wal*Mart, I had gone to Kmart to score some extra shoppers rewards.  I purchased hair color, feminine pads and tampons and body spray.  After she rang me up she told me if I spent $1.50 more, she would give me $5 off because I would be over the $50 limit.  I grabbed a couple of dollar items so that put me over the $50 and she rewarded me with the $5 off.  There was a store coupon for the hair color that made each box $4.99, limit of two but I also had a manufacturer's coupon for $5 off of two boxes, so technically I got one box free or each for about $2.50.  I also had coupons for the feminine products which were doubled with my rewards card.  The body spray was less expensive here than at Target but I had a $1 off coupon which also was doubled.  So from $50 total, it went down to about $23, so I saved over half.  The cashier was impressed and expressed to me that she needed to get a printer at home to print coupons as well.  I'm sure she's going to try and convince her husband now after seeing how much I saved.  I may have to go back after payday to score some more hair color.  During my absence, I also scored more free razors so I am stocked beyond belief.  I may have to open a garage store because I may not be able to use all of these.  Some are men's razors as well.

I know I had more to discuss but right now, I'm drawing a blank.  Maybe once all the junk clears out of my system, I'll be able to think a bit clearer.