Monday, December 14, 2009

HCG Diet

Update on 12/14/09 Monday!

Can you believe Christmas is only 11 days away? I still have shopping I need to get done soon! Just don't know what to get people I guess. So to the point of the blog eh? Sunday I reach 40 lbs lost! Unfortunately, I gained 3 lbs so I'm back down to 37 total. I'm sitting at 20 lbs this round and I'm hoping it was just water weight so I've been trying to get all my water in for today. We had some not too bad tasting crab cakes. A little on the spicy side but they weren't too bad considering we couldn't use real crab cake ingredients.

Today has been such a crazy day. I want to say bad but there's nothing bad that really happened except maybe the weight gain and another thing. I was told that someone had said that once I go off the diet, I'm going to gain all the weight back. So far I've been doing well to lose it and I haven't been gaining much except a few pounds here and then which is lost again anyway. I'm just frustrated that someone in my own family would say such a mean and hurtful thing about me. I don't think people understand how not being supportive can be a huge damper for someone, no matter what it is. I also don't think people realize how much their love and support means to me! Those that haven't been supportive and have tried to steer me off my journey, well I don't hang out with them anymore. Most of the reason why I stay at home too. But I really do want to thank you guys for being so supportive while I go on this roller coaster journey of weight loss. It's taken me 25 years to get to the weight I'm at now and I know it isn't going to be a quick, over-night cure. Tomorrow is another day and sure to be a better day than today.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

HCG Diet

12/12/09 - Saturday

Good morning fellow bloggers. What a week it has been. Thursday, I'd lost 3 lbs! How awesome is that? Sadly, Friday I gained a pound but today I'm down 2. So let's do the math shall we? I'm down 22 lbs for this round and a grand total of ... drum roll ... 39 lbs! I was looking at my stomach this morning in the mirror and it's looking a little saggy. It could just be my imagination though. I'm hoping it is! The stretch marks are starting to fade though which is really awesome!

Yesterday was a rough day for me. After stepping on the scale and finding that I'd gained a pound, I found out that my truck still isn't ready. Been over 2 weeks without it now. Apparently the mechanic decided to find some more things wrong with it. They must not be very busy I guess. Anyway, they say I should have it Monday but I'm not going to get my hopes up. After I left work I came home and didn't even feel like eating so I took a nap. Slept for like 3 hours. Woke up at 4:30pm and figured I should probably eat so I threw some lettuce in a bowl, heated up some chicken and put some strawberry dressing and that was lunch/dinner. On top of the salad I ate 2 apples during the day. I'm feeling the same way today, no wanting to eat. Looks like I'll be forcing myself to eat again today. Oh well. Not much longer on the HCG. I can only lose 12 more lbs before I have to stop taking it and I'm hoping it goes quickly. This diet is getting more and more difficult for me to resist normal foods, especially when offered candy bars at work! So far, I've been able to stay strong and I hope will be able to the rest of the way. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

HCG Diet

12/09/2009 - Wednesday

This morning I woke up around 2 am because I need to use the restroom. I thought for kicks and giggles, I would weigh myself. Well the scale said I gained 2 lbs. I stepped off and tried it again and it said the same thing (reliable scale for sure). So, disappointed, I went back to bed. 5 AM rolled around and I got up and relieved myself again, got back on the scale and it had gone down 1 lbs. So I'm up 1 lbs instead of 2. I suppose I should be happy I didn't really gain 2 lbs but I'm just upset that I gained anything at all. I'm thinking the steak I had for lunch may have been the cause of it because I don't know how it was prepared (whether my brother made it or my mom).

Sadly, most of today was spent sleeping. I did go to work for a few hours but I had a headache so I couldn't stand to be there for too long. I think the most I did was decorate the Christmas tree and did the dishes. Otherwise I was laying in bed sleeping or playing on the computer. I haven't had any energy today. Should probably find the b-12 vitamin's that I bought a last round and start taking those again to help. I'm down 18 lbs in 13 days. Not too shabby even with the weight gain, I'm ahead of the game. I'm just hoping that the next 16 lbs shed quickly so I can start the maintanence phase. :)

Thanks for the support, as always! Love you all =)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

HCG Diet

12/08/2009 - Tuesday

Okay so the weather has been so crazy today! We have maybe a foot of snow outside. I attempt to drive to work in the Mustang I'm borrowing but that quickly failed. Thankfully, I had at least some good new this morning! I'm down another 0.7 lbs. I'm still only at 19 lbs lost but for 12 days, I don't think that's too bad! I've been doing a holiday health challenge with work and I've been doing some exercising while on the HCG. Nothing too extreme or anything but at least it's something right? The reason you aren't supposed to exercise too much while taking HCG is if you are burning more calories than you take in, you are burning fat right? Well it's going to be the good fat that you need to protect your body. The HCG burns the stubborn bad fat that your body stores and never uses. The nutrients stored in the fat you burn is still kept in your blood so I'm not losing any nutrients either which is always good considering I don't get enough Vitamin D and with the Depo shot, I'm suppose to get more calcium too.

I'm thinking part of the reason I didn't lose as much yesterday is because I didn't drink much water and I also forgot to eat a fruit with my dinner. Whoops! I'm doing a lot better today though. Already on my 3rd bottle water and it's only about half full. Only 1 more to go. :)

Things have been getting better with the cooking situation. My mom has been better at telling me when she'll be home and when she'll be gone which makes things easy. And she's been making more portions when she cooks too which she totally doesn't need to do but I'm glad she does! :)

One last note: I put on the shirt I bought a few months ago and it fits! It's slightly tight but it looks really good on! The pants aren't quite there and that's okay. I'm just glad because this shirt is 4 sizes smaller than what I generally wear! I can't wait till I can start shopping for smaller size jeans. Maybe clothes shopping will be fun for once!