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Monday, June 14, 2010


Day 13-22...End of Phase 2!!

DAY 13: 139.2 * what!
I had apple day. I ate only 5 apples. and drank only when thirsty. I then got really feverish and a migrane headache so i slept all day. AFTER i had gone to church & watched people have bbq pork and ribs, potato salad, pasta salad.....i actually cried at how much sacrafice I had made and how I better lose in the morning.

DAY 14- 140.4.
I dont know what is going on. Im HIGHLY pissed.
Breakfast: one bite of lowfat cottage cheese
2 cups of black coffee

snack: apple

Lunch: half a sliced cucumber
half a sliced small beef tomato
3.5 oz of chicken breast
1 melba toast

water water water


3.5 oz broiled tilapia
3.5 oz of brussel sprouts
3.5 oz steamed cabbage
4 small straw berries sliced

water water water

snack: 1 melba toast

DAY 15: *138.4. yay! lost 2 lbs!!!! suh weet. back ontrack

breakfast: one ginormous cup of black coffee

lunch: 3.5 oz broiled tilapia seasoned with ground cummin, tony c's, parsley & garlic salt, and basil. (yum)
3.5 oz tomato
3.5 oz celery
one orange
one melba toast

broiled tilapia seasoned with the same stuff as lunch
3.5 oz cucumber
3.5 oz lettuce with vinager
one apple with cinnamon
water water water

Day 16 * 138.0....whoopty doo...but thats ok

breakfast: coffee just one

3.5 oz broiled chicken breast with minced garlic dipped in franks extra hot sauce
3.5 oz of tomato
3.5 oz broiled zuccini seasoned with calt and pepper
4 small strawberries
1 melba toast

3.5 grilled chicken seasoned with minced garlic also salt pepper and tony c's
3.5 oz shredded lettuce
3.5 oz cucumber
1 apple sprinkled with cinnamon

Day 17: * i am 137.2!!!!!! yay so close to what my goal is. I have 7 lbs and I will have met my goal weight of 130. I am super motivated.

I had one cup of black coffee.

3.5 oz chicken
3.5 oz lettuce
1 apple
1 melba toast

3.5 oz steak grilled and seasoned with garlic salt, pepper, & tony c;'s
3.5 oz lettuce
3.5 oz cucumber
1 oz tomato with a bit of white vinager
1 melba toast
1 orange

64 oz water by the end of the day

Day 18 * 137.2 still....i think i need to be switching things up and dropping the lettuce so today I am having coffee for breakfast

3.0 oz chicken breast grilled with pepper and garlic salt & tony c's
3.5 oz of broiled zuccini

3.5 oz chicken breast grilled with salt & pepper & tony c's
3.5 oz of steamed cabbage
1 apple
1 melba toast

Day 19: 136.8 getting there!!!

lunch: grilled chicken from olive garden. plain
grilled asparagas
sparkling water with lime
1 melba toast
1 orange

3.5 oz chicken
3.5 oz brussel srouts steamed
1 apple sliced, sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia microwaved for 2 min & voila!! hot apple pit minues pie haha.

This night aggravated me. I went to "2" bar-b-q parties with food food food and alcohol and i just didnt participate. ughhhhh

Day 2o. 135.8 yayeah!! 8 oz away from goal whohooooo!!
its my birthday so i KNOW im going to have a hard time today.

well i ate an orange for breakfast since we ended up going floating the river & i didnt get a chance to make coffee.
THEN when everyone was eating greasy hamburgers i got hunger pains so I ate an apple.

THEN floating the river they peer pressured me since it was my birthday to take a shot. i took a shot of vodka. OMG ive screwed UPPPP!!!

lunch was at 4pm I had
lunch: 3.5 oz grilled steak seasoned with salt, pepper, & tony c's
3.5 oz steamed cabbage
1 apple with cinnamon
1 melba toast
iwent to sleep until 730 and woke up and ate

3.5 oz steak (grilled with the same spices from lunch)
3.5 oz sliced cucumber
1 apple
1 melba toast.

Day 21: 137. wha whaaa! i knew it so its apple day!!

Day 22: I was running late for work today and woke up and ran out and half way to work realized I forgot to weigh myself...wonderfuulll so awesome how you can become OCD on this diet. i had a panic attack thinking about how my day is ruined since I didnt weigh myself. whatev. tomorrow morning will be my "final" P2 weigh in!!

so i ate normal for p2 today and crossed my fingers for the best.
3 oz of broiled tilapia seasoned with cummin, salt, pepper, & tony c's
2 oz of steamed zuccini
2 oz of lettuce
1 orange

3 oz of chicken
3.5 oz steamed cabbage
1 melba toast
snack before bed was 1 raw apple

my FINAL weigh in that is my weight stabilization goal is 135!!!! yay i lost 13 lbs!!! July 20 i start again to lose the final 10!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

20 Days of HCG part II

DAY 6-12
Starting weight is 148. Day 6, I weigh 143.8
I only lost 4 oz. probably due to pork, and my all over the place meals. I will learn from this and move forward. I only have 16 days left!
Coffee with 3 stevia packets

3.5 oz of grilled salmon
3.5 oz of lettuce with 3.5 oz celery with 1 slice of red bell pepper
sprayed 3 oz of white vinager sweetened with one pureed strawberry
1 melba toast
3 sliced strawberries

3.5 oz grilled lemon peppered chicken breast
3.5 oz sliced cucmbers (no salt)
3.5 oz steamed broccoli
1 Melba toast
Apple sliced up with sprinkled cinnamon & 1 stevia packet

DAY 7: Im pissed. I lost 2 oz. i weigh 143.2
why is this happening? I had to watch my inlaws drink beer, eat home made fried chicken, home made french fries while i ate a saucer sized plate of fresh goodness....fine. I am ok with eating right, but if I am only going to lose 6 OUNCES in 2 days I am doing SOMETHING wrong. I have to use chapstick, deodorant, and wash my hair and I dont even put the soap on my scalp, or use lotion. I live in a flippin DESERT so my skin is DRYYYY. I am going to google what I need to do at this point. very frustrated though. I thought I was doing so well and I didnt even cheat!!!

**Lesson Learned: Pork & Salmon screwed me. Salmon is something you cannot have. At least I still lost a few ounces so today I am back on track with my food list. going grocery shopping today<3

BREAKFAST: about 3 cups of coffee no stevia. one green tea.
3.5 oz of chicken breast (grilled with lemon pepper)
3.5 oz celery
1 oz radish (i couldnt eat them all....i do not like them but I have to eat them since they are on the list and I refuse to waste)
1 melba toast
4 small strawberries sliced up.
I seriously BETTER drop ONE whole pound of fat tomorrow morning. I seen in the book which i read compulsively that you can add for a boost add 2 tbsp of apple cider vinager. I will be doing this soon and will let you know what my out come is:) sorry for my rants, but i need an outlet and believe it or not, THIS is helping me stay on track better than just writing my intake down. i will update tomorrow my weight and what I had for dinner tonight-xx
3.5 oz grilled chicken
1.5 oz lettuce
1 strip of red bell pepperchopped finely and one white sweet onion ring raw chaopped
a splash of white vinager and that was my chicken salad (deelish)
3.5 oz steamed brocolli
1 melba toast.
Since I had such disappointing results the past few days i thought I would skip my apple and i actually wasn't hungry with all the water and green tea I drank.
DAY 8: I woke up and I am 141.8 suh weet!!!
per usual my breakfast is coffee and around 10:30 am I will be going to starbucks for my venti iced green tea. (they will sweeten it with stevia if you want but i do it myself) I am ready for a good day today!!!!! -xoxo
3.5 oz grilled chicken breast ( the middle wasnt done so i didnt get to eat the entire thing
3.5 oz of cucumber ( this is half a cucumber all cut up....i took it to work and while i was slicing my half of a cucumber, half of my half already cut up fell on the nasty floor...threw it away)
3.5 oz of brocollie ( the stems were nasty i threw them away)
1 melba toast i ate it slowly since my lunch was ruined.
1 apple.
3.5 oz broiled tilapia with lemon pepper seasoning
3.5 oz broiled zuccini
3.5 oz of boiled brussel sprouts
1 orange
1 melba toast
Before bed I was super hungry so i sliced an apple and had one slice sprinkled with cinnamon

DAY 9- i didnt lose an ounce i still weigh 141.8. the only thing i can even think that killed me was that slice of apple. FRUSTRATION.
I will be doing my "apple a day" to freak out my body. I can now have 6 apples from today through tomorrow. which means I will have one at 11, one at 1, one at 3, one at 6, one at 9 and one tomorrow for breakfast and then my diet begins back normally tomorrow for lunch. wish me luck.

**9:50pm- i actually didnt starve or die from hunger pains or even get a headache. hopefully tomorrow the scale will drop. its amazing how sucessful & motivated you can be when failure is not an option and you take every day one day at a time. we will see tomorrow if im back on track!

Day 10: 141. im thinking maybe no more sugar free gum. Maybe that has too much sugar to allow a full 1-2 lbs of weight loss.

Breakfast: around 3 cups of coffee
3.5 oz grilled tilapia seasoned with salt pepper basil and minced garlic
3.5 oz of broiled in tin foil zuccini
3.5 oz of celery
i passed on melba toast
one orange
I had 2 unsweetened lipton green leaf teas that had zero calories, sugars, anything so we will see how weigh in goes.
I had to have ONE piece of gum because I was DYING.
3.5 oz grilled chicken breast
3.5 oz lettuce
1 onion ring raw diced up
i made a salad with the white vinager and mixed my chicken into it.
1 melba toast.
around 9:30 my husband was eating pizza rolls & a drumstick ice cream SO i chopped up 3 strawberries to give my mouth something so i wouldnt cheat. WHILE i was watching super boring tv, I read this guy's blog as he did a 40 day cycle on HCG and seen he only had ONE vegetable, ONE fruit, no toast and his trying that tomorrow!

Day 11:140.4
BREAKFAST: coffee....i will not have those lipton teas, and like I said, I will be cutting out one vegetable and the melba toast for lunch. we will see. I would like to be at 130 by the end of this round. which means I have 10.4 lbs to try and lose by june 22.....I will be drinking alot more water as well, since for some reason yesterday I didnt have that much. we will see we will see....that's my motto. I think AUGUST 1 regardless of my weightloss I will be doing another round to drop down to 125. That is my goal weight and now I will have success meals and failure meals to refer to!

3.5 oz chicken shredded and put into lettuce with a splash of white vinager
an apple

3.5 oz chicken with salt pepper & tony c's seasoning
one apple

DAY 12: 138.0! *down 10 lbs!*
Breakfast: coffee no sweetner

LUNCH : steamed long green beans
3.5 oz Chicken

3.5 oz chicken in lettuce with 1/2 white onion, strip of red bell pepper
4 strawberries sliced
2 tbsp of hershys cocoa mixed with little water and one stevia packet

it's having club soda, 3 shots ov vodka and half a lime squeezed....

Friday, June 4, 2010

MY 20 Days of HCG

as you can tell, I have started my hcg diet June 1. I load 2 days and then the next 20 i eat 500 calories a day. i base my meals off of the Pounds&Inches book that will be available to you if you go to "hcg weight loss, do it yourself for less" on facebook and order through I weigh 148 lbs and i am 5'3". I was 146 when i ordered the kit but I guess I gained 2 from all of the eating I did knowing this was coming up. To stay motivated i constantly google HCG Diet Recipes, blogs, testimonials, and weigh myself EVERY MORNING. I am keeping track of this to keep me on track and to also help others who also are thinking about doing this or are currently doing it. I have to tell you that H2o will be your bff on this journey. as soon as you feel hungry or even WANT to eat, grab your water. I drink over 100 ounces daily. I drink 1 20 oz bottle on my way to work, I have a 64 oz water jug I have that I drink at work through my 8 hour shift, and then i drink 2 or 3 more 20 oz bottles of water from the time i come home and the time I go to bed. So keep in mind I am doing all of this while I am doing the diet. Please make sure you don't OVER hydrate yourself as this washes away electrolytes, proteins, vitamins, and other essential things you need to live.

*Another tip I have found helpful. Prepare your meals ahead of time. Ziplocks are super handy & easy for traveling. When at home put it on a smaller plate and cut up your meat, your veggies, your fruit, and have your melba toast sitting on top. You look like you have ALOT of food on that small plate, so this helps your psyche. Also, chew slowly, and have a big sip of water between bites. Pay attention to yourself eat. I learned that when I was watching TV and picking from my plate, i touched an empty plate and didnt realize I had finished which then make me freak out a bit. weird but it did.

Day 1: Load day. easy day. i ate McDonald's, beer, ice cream bars, cheese, cheese, cheese, & more cheese.

Day 2: Load day 2: i weigh 148.4 lbs. I ate a bagel with cream cheese, oreos, chex mix, McDonald's, hamburger, potato salad & more beer, cheese, cheese, cheese, & cheese.

Day 3: i weigh 147.4. i have lost one pound. today my diet was:
black coffee. one glass of iced green tea NO SUGAR added.
LUNCH: 3.5 ounces of grilled chicken breast
3.5 ounces of chopped cucumber
3.5 ounces of sliced radishes
one apple. one Melba toast
DINNER:3.5 ounces of grilled chicken breast
3.5 ounces of celery
3.5 ounces of lettuce
one orange. one Melba toast.
OK, lets be honest. i don't eat a whole lot ANYWAY, but when I'm told WHEN WHAT & HOW MUCH i can eat, i kick into sever rebellion. i googled things i could eat to shut my growling stomach UP! i did find that one lb of lettuce is 25 calories so i shredded it up at dinner & basically ate it like popcorn. normally when i am that ravenous I put in a party pizza & eat that and chips while I'm waiting on it to cook. So....instead of ripping into my small dinner, i sat down, turned the TV down and slowly ate chewing slowly and drinking water between each bite. THAT helped me feel full. then i drank 3 20 oz bottles of spring water. and went to bed.

DAY 4: i weigh 145. i lost *2.4 lbs* !!
BREAKFAST: one cup of black coffee, one glass of organic green tea (which is a natural diuretic as well as a great appetite suppressant) i added one packet of stevia to my tea
LUNCH: i had already grilled with lemon pepper my 3.5 ounces of chicken breast. I made a soup with approved stuff so here's my recipe and tomorrow at weigh in i will find out if i need to never do it again, or if it worked.
3.5 oz grilled chicken breast ( cut up obviously)
3.5 oz of chopped celery
3.5 oz of chopped cabbage
1/2 cup of no sodium chicken broth
1 cup of water.
i thew everything in a pot and boiled it and then i added minced garlic, tony C's, pepper, and basil.
Since that was my meat, and my 2 veggies i ate that
1 Melba Toast
3 large strawberries sliced and that was my lunch!

I had a baby shower at work and with all of the cake, chips and dip, fruit & veggie trays, I cheated. I had 4 large strawberries. I feel so guilty!!!!

DINNER: I had 3.5 oz od grilled lemon peppered chicken breast
3.5 oz of cucumbers
3.5 oz of radishes (im not liking them so much)
1 melba toast
1 orange.
I was going to my inlaws house. Since I drink beer there i decided to eat before i went and take alot of bottled water there to stay focused. it worked! i didnt drink beer. but i had alot of imaginary dinners there since we talked about jerkey, lasagnea, sea food.....18 more days and I can have some of those things in MODERATION!!

Day 5: I weigh 143.8. *down 1.2 lbs...suh-weet!!!
today is a rought day. my husband and I will be shopping all day. To prepare I grabbed my apple and my melba toast and 2 bottles of water. I drank coffee the first part and so i was full. but when Derrick went to SBARRO and was eating some italian something or other, I didn't want his, but the smells were making my stomachj grumble, so I ate my apple and my melba toast. we left at 11 and got home at 3:30, so I didnt eat lunch until late and I screwed up.
3.5 oz grilledpork
3.5 oz celery
3.5 oz of broccoli.
Then we left again and around 8pm we went to Chilis.
seriously, i drank as much water and Hot green tea as posisble but I was DYING.
I had to watch him eat southwest egg rolls and a huge bbq burger with fries.
I ate
3.5 oz grilled salmon
3.5 oz of broccoli steamed
when we left and went home I ate
3.5 oz cucumber
1 orange
1 melba toast.
From now on, I will pay attention. PORK is a NONO. i thought I had grabbed frozen steak and only when I was cutting it up and getting the fat off did I realize it was pork not steak, but I had nothing else thawed out & I ate it anyways. We will SEE if my mistakes are slowing me down.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

losing vanity poundage

I am 5'3" and weigh 146 lbs. My doctor told me after my miscarriage in March that it was "vanity pounds". My friend has done the "HCG Diet" where there are limited natural sugars, no carbs, and weighed meat and veggies. She lost alot of weight and looks amazing. I would like to get there as well so June 1, 2010 was my first day. I have to say, coming from a miscarriage when I first heard about this my hormones were incredibly whacked out and I was SO hateful and angry that someone would turn to this diet. After researching it myself and seeing my friend's results and how its been 3 months and she's kept the weight off, I decided I would tuck my tail between my legs and try it. I told my friend she oculd take before and after photos. I put on a swim suit, and shamefully took a frontal, sideways, and backside picture. I assure you, this is NOT vanity weight. My doctor doesnt want me to get hot apparently. anyhow. I will post my before and after photos up AFTER i have gotten through my cycle. My first two days of HCG injections, I am supposed to "gorge" and eat the most fattening unhealthy foods. the remainding 18 days of injections and 2 days after to ensure the HCG is out of my system I am going to be following the diet. Then I can add calories and a few things into my diet for 3 weeks. After the 3 weeks I will be at my weight at which I can post before and after photos. The reason I am doing this is to be a guride for myself and see my progress and to help anyone else who may be doing this as well. the Yesterday when i took my first injection, i went to McDonalds and had a big mac meal, 4 piece chicken nugget with a coke. I then ate TWO popsicles that are like the little strawberry shortcake icecream thingys. Then i had a beer. I dont eat that much i none day EVER. i woke up with a stomach ache. Today I had one cup of cottage cheese, 2 100 cal packs of oreos, and now I am eating a bagel with EXTRA cream cheese. This part of the diet really isnt beneficial to anyone. you just eat as badly as possible. So, tomorrow starts my insane 500 calorie diet. I will be having ONE blog, updating it every day. If you see my results and are interested, you can go to my facebook and see HCG Diet for Less, and my friend sends you all the information, and you can learn from HER! - xoxo