New Blog

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I’ve decided to start a new blog… being that this one was opened as a dedication to my “HCG” journey I didn’t think it would be appropriate for me to continue posting here… My body did not react well to HCG at all… my hormones went way out of whack and I wasn’t able to continue taking it… without the HCG I balloned back up and weighed more than I did before I started HCG. 

Last year I started calorie counting with MyFitnessPal and was able to lose another 40+ lbs… now I’m starting a new plan… I’m following the 4 Hour Body program… please feel free to join me on my new blog as I turn yet another page in this weight-loss story…

http://mindys4hourbody.wordpress.com/

Update

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Hello internet people! I’ve had several messages asking for updates on my progress with HCG. I’ve actually had to stop taking the HCG completely. After my last round I stopped having TOM for 2 months… when I went to see my doc she did several tests and it was determined that the HCG threw off my hormones by quite a bit. Most people don’t have issues like these but I’m one of the (lucky) unfortunate ones. It was a huge hit to my self confidence and I went into a depression and managed to gain back almost all the weight I had lost… Gotta love old patterns. I’m actually in the progress of researching some new things and I’m determined to get this weight OFF! I’ll keep you all updated as I find a plan that will work for me again. I’m sad that I can’t continue HCG but I have to do what is right for my body.

R2P2VLCD2- Uh oh… (286.2)

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I did a bad, bad thing… Last night I succumb to some serious emotional over-eatting. Probably the first time I’ve done so since I started the diet in Feb and I felt terrible afterward. I was spending time with Richard and feeling REALLY hungry without the HCG so, I decided to eat normal food which wouldn’t have been bad apart from the fact that I didn’t stop at the food I got that was good for me… I kept eatting at the stuff that was bad for me… and then ate ice cream on top of it… and not just ice cream… a whole PINT of ice cream… I know… for shame… I basically un-did 3 days worth of dieting in one night. I will be eatting clean today and hopefully most of the weight will come back off by tomorrow. I’m hoping the day goes quickly at work today and we get some more news about my husband’s mom… didn’t hear much yesterday that was encouraging.

R2P2VLCD1- TA DA! (284.6)

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I ended the round with a bang at 0.8lbs lost.

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: 1/2c Non-Fat Cottage Cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber, 1 Jazz Apple &  1 Grissini
Dinner: Steak w/ Tomato Basil Sauce, 1/2 Grapefruit & 1 Grissini
4+ liters water

My husband and I received the very sad news that his mother is passing away. She’s been fighting cancer for 12 years and hasn’t been doing well for a while so, we knew it was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. She is up in Canada and his step father has said there won’t be any services for her at her request. It’s going to be a difficult day at work not knowing what’s going on. I also didn’t get much sleep last night as we didn’t get the call until we were laying down to sleep.

I’m very glad to be done with this round. It would have been nice if I’d lost a bit more weight but I’m happy with having reached 51.2lbs lost overall. Now it’s time to make it through the VLCD days and get to eatting some REAL food.

R2P2D25- REALLY!?!?!? (285.4)

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Yup, that’s right… I gained 0.2lbs yesterday… GRRRRRRRRR!

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: 1/2c nonfat cottage cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber, 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
Dinner: 100g Tilapia w/ sauteed cabbage, 3 strawberries & 1 Grissini
 

So, all day yesterday I avoided temptation… had to go out to eat with my family at Mighty Fine burger… watched everyone scarfing on burgers and fries and potato chips and I didn’t eat any… not even one little bite… NOTHING! And today I wake up to a 0.2lb gain. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that today is my last dose day. Soon I’ll be able to get onto eatting normal food again and stop feeling deprived all the time. I know that days where I don’t lose I feel annoyed but gaining is another thing altogether. I guess the only thing I can think of is that I didn’t drink enough… but I still drank quite a bit… I wanna cry… *sigh* oh well… I made it to my 50lb loss overall and that’s nothing to be upset about. Hopefully I’ll drop a little again today and over the next several days of VLCD so that I don’t have to feel guilty about eatting at the potluck on Friday… although I’m sure I probably won’t anyways… cest la vie!

Have a good Monday!

R2P2D24- I DID IT!! (285.2)

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I dropped another 0.8lb today which puts me 0.6lbs past my goal!! I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!!!

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: 1/2c Cottage Cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber, 1 Jonagold Apple
Afternoon Snack: 1 Melba Toast
Dinner: Steak w/ Tomato Basil sauce, 1 Orange & 1 Melba Toast 
 

I am so excited to be rid of 50lbs in just 3 months!! Anyone who says the HCG protocol is a sham should just kiss my ever shrinking hiney! Off to church and spending time with mom… I’ll post updated pics tomorrow.

YAY!!!

R2P2D23- Almost there!! (286.0)

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I dropped an awesome 1.2lbs today which puts me only 0.2lbs from my goal!

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: 1/2c Cottage Cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber, 1 Jonagold apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: Chicken Tomato Basil Soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
 

 I’m super excited to be so close to my goal so far ahead of schedule. If I keep this up I may get really close to the 55 mark and that would be JUST AWESOME! Going to spend the day with my mom, sister and family so, I’m off… hope everyone has a great day. I’ll post pictures later.