R2P2D22- Stupid YouTube (287.2)

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I ended up dropping 0.4lbs today. Hoping it isn’t the cottage cheese.

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: 1/2c Non-fat Cottage Cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber, 1 Jonagold apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: Chicken Tomato and Basil soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
5+ liters water
 

So, I’m really peeved at YouTube right now. Yesterday I posted a video of me mixing HCG to show people how to do that… mind you there are THOUSANDS of videos like this on YouTube and hundreds more of people actually showing you HOW to inject yourself. Some reported my video as having inappropriate content and YouTube reviewed my video and AGREED with them!!! They flagged my account with a “warning strike” and said that if I should have any further community violations in the next 6 months my account could be terminated. I appealed the decision and they came back again saying that they held to their original decision but refused to tell me how the video had inappropriate content… Yeah, I’m a little upset… *grrrrrrrrr*

Onto nicer things I guess… It’s Friday… and I only have 3 more dosage days after today. YAY! I know I’ve been saying this for a week but I’m so ready for normal food and now that I’m so close to my goal it’s making it more and more difficult to hang on. I know I’ll be fine though. In all honesty our finances are really benefiting from my HCG diet right now and going back to “regular” food means spending more money… 😦 I sure hope my husband gets better soon or that something happens to better our financial situation or we may be in trouble… please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Happy Friday!

R2P2D21- YES! CHEESE!!! (287.6)

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Good morning!! I released a glorious 1.2lbs today which means that not only can I have cottage cheese but my body LOVES it!

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water (Yes, I’ve decided that the Stevia just wasn’t working well for me on P2 and the thought of unsweetened hot tea is nauseating)
Lunch: 1/2c Nonfat Cottage Cheese w/ 1/2 cucumber (peeled), 1 Jonagold apple, & 1 Grissini
Dinner: French Onion Soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini 
5+ liters of water
 

So, it seems, the cottage cheese experiment was a success. I absolutely LOVED it and I have a feeling that it will allow me to finish out the remainder of this round in style so to speak. With today’s release I’m only 1.8lbs away from my goal and at this rate I should hit that well before Monday but, I’m going to finish out the round through Monday as originally stated regardless. Maybe then I’ll get closer to 55lbs and I will hopefully drop another 5 in P3/P4 and I’ll actually hit my 60lb goal. THAT WOULD ROCK! I know I’m totally getting ahead of myself I’m just super excited right now. I can even eat salads with cottage cheese because it would work like a dressing… throw in some granny smith apples and call it a day. YUM! I’ll be eatting the cottage cheese again today so, we’ll see if the trend continues. I sure hope so because it was DEEEEEE-lish!

R2P2D20- Down and Down I go (288.8)

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It wasn’t as big a number as yesterday but, I’m very happy with my 0.6lb loss this morning! 🙂

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water (No tea again, testing to see if I’m having a reaction to Stevia)
Lunch: Chicken Tomato Basil Soup w/ 1 Jonagold Apple, & 1 Grissini
Dinner: French Onion Soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
4 liters of water
 

I don’t have much time this morning as I’m going in early to work because my mom is coming in from Cali today! YAY!! This will be the first time she’s seen me since I’ve dropped the total of my 47lbs. I’m so excited as she’s the one that introduced me to the protocol. 🙂 I’ll be trying something else today as I’ll be at the airport when I need to eat lunch so, I’ll be eatting one of the approved meat substitutes (cottage cheese) since I won’t be able to warm anything up. I’m hoping it doesn’t derail my losses as I would REALLY love to be able to eat something different… and the dairy would be a nice switch for sure.

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

R2P2D19- Another Milestone! (289.4)

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That’s right, after all my pissin’ and moanin’ yesterday, a whopping 1.8lb loss this morning putting me into the 280’s!

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: Water (Had an early morning appointment, no time for tea)
Lunch: Ground Chicken & Cabbage w/ 1 Jonagold apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: Chicken Tomato Basil Soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
4+ liters water
 

So, I don’t know if it’s a happy coincidence that I just happen to drop the largest number in a week when I don’t have tea but I’m testing the theory. I don’t think that it’s in any way the tea but I’m wondering if my body doesn’t like the Stevia. I know that certain people have issues with it so, we shall see what the scale says tomorrow as I’m not having tea again this morning.  I’d love to say that I’m feeling great this morning but the fact is that my husband has been up since 4:30am throwing up and thus keeping me awake since that time… I’m absolutely exhausted and I don’t do well without sleep. The worst part is that I’m working until 7:30 right now so, by the end of the day I’m going to be dead… At least I have the high from my big loss today!

Have a great Tuesday!

R2P2D18- Mad (291.2)

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That’s right… I didn’t lose a thing yesterday… not one ounce…

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: 1 large mug Bigelow Mint Medley Tea w/ 11 drops Stevia
Lunch: Chicken tender w/ Asparagus, 1 Jonagold apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: Beef w/ Asparagus, 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
 

So, I didn’t take any pictures this morning because not only did I not lose any weight, I didn’t lose any inches either. I’m in a bad mood and I know there’s several things that could be contributing to the fact that I didn’t drop. TOM is coming this week which could have something to do with it… I also didn’t drink enough water yesterday and even though I did “swim” I did it in the sun so, I know that can effect things as well. Either way, it’s the first time that I haven’t lost weight or inches at all and I’m not happy about it. I’m going to try to get into a better mood… and be happy for the losses I’ve experienced thus far… but it’s not going to be easy.

R2P2D17- Swimming… who knew? Dr S, that’s who. (291.2)

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Back up to a 0.8lb loss today bringing the total to 18.8lbs in 13 days of VLCD which is a 1.45lb/day average. 😀

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: 1 Large Mug Bigelow Mint Medley Tea w/ 11 drops Clear Stevia
Lunch: French Onion Soup w/ 1 Jonagold Apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: Italian style Steak & Grape Tomatoes w/ 4 small strawberries & 1 Grissini
3+ liters of water
 

Despite the fact that my water consumption was a bit sub-par yesterday I’m fairly happy with my 0.8lb loss today. My goal is to hopefully make it to 50lbs total lost by the end of this round (9 days from now) which would require a 0.6lb/day average until I stop. I think that 50lbs in 2 rounds is perfectly respectable and, if I happen to drop another 5lbs in between rounds like I did last time… great… if not, I think it’s a good thing for me to adjust my expectations of myself a little.

So, I went grocery shopping with my sister yesterday which was super fun (albeit a little exhausting) and in the evening we all went as a family (the hubs included) to their gym where we played around in the pool for a little over an hour. I had a ton of fun and it’s the first time I’ve done physical activity while on the drops that hasn’t exhausted me. I do remember reading in the protocol that Dr S recommended swimming as an acceptable form of exercise while doing the drops and I’m certain that it’s part of the reason for my losses this morning. I’ll be making a concerted effort to try to make it to the pool as much as I can over the next 8 days for certain.

Enjoy your Sunday!!

R2P2D16- Downer (292.0)

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So, only 0.2lbs dropped yesterday… 😦

Yesterday’s Menu
Breakfast: 1 Large mug Bigelow Mint Medley Decaf Tea
Lunch: Chicken, Tomato, Basil Soup w/ 1 Jonagold Apple & 1 Grissini
Dinner: French Onion Soup w/ 1 Orange & 1 Grissini
4+ liters
 

I’m a bit frustrated this morning… I ate the same things yesterday as I did the day before and instead of a 1.4lb loss I only dropped  0.2… I don’t really understand why… I didn’t touch fats that I can remember and I ate really clean… The only difference is I made my husband dinner last night where I didn’t the night before. I refuse to believe that just being around fat will make me lose less… I guess my body has just decided to slow down… TOM is also coming next week… so, that might have something to do with it… who knows. I’ll just keep it up and the losses will fall where they may. I’ve kind of given up the thought of dropping 30lbs by the time this round is up and I guess I’m okay with it… Mostly I don’t want to do this round any longer than I have to… I don’t know what my problem is but at this point I’m pushing just to make it to 25 days. I’m sorry I’m such a downer today… I just have a lot going on in my personal life as well and I don’t know if stress effects weight loss but, if it does, that’s DEFINITELY it. I should be happy with the 18lbs I’ve lost so far this round but for some reason today I’m just not… feeling fat and ugly… just one of those days…