Saturday, May 14, 2011

30-day pictures

Day 35 - 2nd Round of HCG

Starting Weight:  276.8
Today's Weight:  247.4

Well, I just haven't had the time to post.  I have stuck to this program to the letter.  I have been to the coast and watched a friend eat anything and everything.  I stuck with my resolve and lost over 3 pounds that weekend.  At the end of my first 30 days, I lost 28 pounds.  Not too shabby.  I am now starting round 2 of HCG and it is starting off at a snail's pace.  I don't understand how I can lose 1.4 one day and gain it back the next, all while only eating 500 calories!!  It is enough to make a person want to quit.  I decided today that I would take a look at my before/30 days pics together.  I thought maybe that would make me feel better.  Ugh, it certainly does not!!  I don't see a difference AT ALL.  I know my clothes are fitting me, clothes I hadn't been able to even put on. 

The one place that I do see a difference is my measurements.  I'm thankful that I took them.  Here's how it shakes out:

Before Bust:  56.5
30-day Bust:  54

Before Waist:  59.5
30-day Waist:  54.5

Before Neck:  16.5
30-day Neck:  15.5

Before Bicept:  12
30-day Bicept:  11.5

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 7

Starting Weight:  276.8
Today's Weight 263.2

I realize now with my active lifestyle that I cannot post every day, although that was the original goal.  I am going to post my weight every day, however.  I think this is what I would want to see in someone going through this process.  I qould want to know the details in the weight.  How long it took and what kinds of stalls they had.

I can say, I am on day 7 and I have NOT cheated one bit.  I have lost almost 14 pounds in one week.  That is crazy for a 42 year old!!  I feel good.  I can certainly see the weight loss in my face and feel it in my stomach, right under my boobs.  Both are the places I see gains first.  I'm not going to measure until the end of the first round.  I might change my mind if I hit a large stall.

I think the weekend has been the hardest.  I'm used to grazing and eating what I want when I'm chilling on a weekend.  I started feeling deprived yesterday, wishing time would go faster and that I could have a normal breakfast.  I have some new habits to form, I can tell.  Right now, if I went off, I would be eating crepes or pancakes for breakfast. I think I need to focus on how to eat more healthfully.  The last thing I'm going to want to do is gain it all back after suffering through what hasn't been terribly hard, just that little voice in your brain who thinks you need to have something tasty!!

I had steak last night and some lettuce with a honey mustard/garlic dressing that I made.  I crunched up my melba toast as croutons and I felt satisfied, full.  It was a good feeling.  Good flavors and the lettuce provided some bulk that I'm not getting with cut veggies.  I also made a lemonade after dinner with some real lemon juice, stevia, water and ice.  It was refreshing and sweet and I enjoyed it very much.  A nice little sweet treat and palate cleanser after dinner and after a day of drinking only water.

So the bottom line is that I am doing extremely well.  I can't wait to wake up every morning and weigh!!  It gives me a bounce in my step!!

Day 6

Starting Weight:  276.8
Today's Weight:  265.2

Day 5

Starting Weight: 276.8
Today's Weight:  267.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 4

Starting Weight:  276.8
Today's Weight:  267.4

Oh, yeah, my friends!!  Can't believe how well this is going.  Seriously, this is a very restrictive diet.  It's NO joke.  But it has been one of the easiest diets I've been on...ever.  I feel so blessed to have almost my entire office starting this at the same time. The source of support and comaraderie is astounding.  I feel so good.  So energized.  I'm not going to lie, there are moments of hunger.  Sometimes I have to chug a bit of water.  Sometimes I smell real food and I want to dive in.  But I have no complaints so fatigue, no headaches, no lethargy.  If anything, I have more energy than ever.

I may have let my blood sugar get a little low today.  This is obviously starting to become a problem so I need to really watch it from here on.  I can't wait to get off the meds!!

Can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 3

Starting Weight: 276.8
Today's Weight:  269.6

Woo, down over 7 pounds in 4 days!!  Crazy!!  And I know this is working as it is supposed to for this reason:  I have been eating 500 calories a day for three datys and I do NOT feel tired, fatigued, irritable, etc.  I feel really good.  With the exception of feeling a bit hungry here and there, I feel FANTASTIC!! 

So lesson of the day:  Do not get too cocky too soon.  The fact is, 7 pounds on a big girl is literally a drop in the bucket.  Since it is pure fat, I am feeling it already in my clothes.  What I shouldn't have done was try on my summer capri pants.  Oh, how absolutely depressing!!  Wow, this really drives it home that I need to stay on this and get this weight off pronto!!  Most of my pants don't meet by over 2".  Sad.  :(  So with that being said, let's see what tomorrow's loss is!!  It's like Christmas every day right now.  :)