Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wow time flies in the summer... I've been back from Vancouver for a bit but was struggling with the diet more than I did with the other two rounds so I've been VERY frustrated..... I even got to the point where I decided to throw in the towel for the summer and start again in the fall..... For the record I stuck to the plan perfectly in Vancouver... the problems started when I got home....

I began house sitting a week ago and they have Soooo much awesome food in there house... I was struggling with hunger and just simply lost all self control for a few days.... I quit hcg and decided to wait till the fall to start again but after four days the novelty of all that good food wore off & I decided to get back on plan. Considering some are taking a short break after 23 days I figured I was safe to go back on.... this is my second day back on and feeling really motivated and have had no problems sticking to the protocol so I'm not sure what was going on... I had thought maybe I was hitting immunity but so far the hcg is kicking in... I can always tell when its working... Anyhooo I'm back and have a good attitude... hope the scale is good to me in the morning...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

R3 D10: -.8
R3 Loss: -9.6
Total Loss: 64.4

Made sure I drank over 3 liters yesterday and was happy with the scale this morning.

Have to pack and get ready for my trip to Vancouver today. I'm going to bring a suitcase containing all my food, my scale, George Foreman Grill and hcg... I'm determined to stick to my regime but don't want to hibernate for the summer either so this is how it'll have to be!

My friend in Vancouver will be without a car while I'm there so we'll be walking everywhere... hope I don't overdue it!

To be prepared is half the victory.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stayed the same this morning... I used to freak at that especially this early in the Round but now I've learned to just do what I'm supposed to and trust the process. It was a busy day and I'm tired, tired, tired...

will chat more tomorrow!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

R3 D5: -1

Feels good to be on the plan dropping again! I'm running out of clothes though and happened to visit a friend who lost 130 pounds last year... (not with hcg) she had some size 15 jeans and skirts to give me so that was great. Should hold me over for the next few weeks till I need the 12's!! Can't wait. I'm just making due with no capris & only one pair of work pants.

Its looking like I should be able to do my vacation at the end of August under 160 pounds which has been my goal for a long time.... very excited!! So far no major hungry days which is a nice switch cause I'm usually more hungry the first week or so.

Working on my water drinking today.... haven't quite gotten a liter down and my goal is 3... must get on that!

"Take charge of your mind and begin to fill it with
healthy, positive, and courageous thoughts."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

R2 LIW: 185.4

R3 D4 VLCD: 177.6

Total Loss: 62.6

Hey everyone, I'm back from holidays and excited to start dropping again.

First of all, I had a great hike despite lots of rain... my group was made up of old friends so it was great to touch base and we had no winers about the rain. Felt great to be challenging my body like that again.... I WILL BE HIKING EVERY SUMMER FROM NOW ON!!!!! The scenery was breathtaking and it really recharges my batteries to sit and soak in nature around me.

I was pms'ing and eating badly before leaving on my hike.... had gained over 5 pounds (I was retaining lots of water) so I just couldn't face the scale before I started loading... in fact I was on day 3 of VLCD before I braved the scale and it said 178.0... (yesterday) I was elated since that is 7 pounds lighter than R2 LIW. Playing around with the idea of only weighing in every second day this time around.. we'll see.

It just feels good to be on the program again despite a crazy busy schedule this summer. I'm home till Sunday then fly to Vancouver to see friends for a few days. It will be a challenge sticking to the diet but my friends are extremely health conscious and are supportive of my weight loss so I think they'll understand me cooking everything and not wanting to eat out. Well, must get ready for work...


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

Saturday, July 4, 2009

pms'ing really bad the past few days and eating way too much stuff I shouldn't so I'm glad I'm headed on the hike where I'll be far, far away from bad food! Yippeee!!! Drive to the park for my hike today. It turns out the trail we planned to do is undergoing bridge constructions so we had to make alternate plans... the new plan is for a four day hike on Mt Robson. I've done it before and its absolutely beautiful so I'm not too disappointed. Actually a little relieved right now cause my stinking period hasn't come yet (probably will come today) which means I'll have it for the entire hike and I'd rather have it on Mt Robson than in major grizzley country on the Brazeau Loop.

Plan to do my load days for Round 3 the day after we finish the hike... I'm anxious to get losing again!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Got home from my convention last night... very busy, fun weekend! Got invited out for supper on Saturday night and of course supper was pizza, wings, and white chocolate!! I had thought this might happen so had brought a vegi platter for appetizers but decided to cave and ended up eating some of everything. (I day early from entering P4) I had forgotten my scale so weighed on my friends scale the first morning just so I could judge if I gained... sure enough Sunday morning showed a gain of over 2 pounds... I decided to do a steak day and it wasn't hard cause I was busy all day and then went out for a nice steak dinner with friends in the evening. I was curious to see what MY scale would say this morning and it was -1.8 from LIW!! Very happy... I probably didn't need to do the steak day... I thought the scale would read quite a bit higher.... I guess this stabilization thing works!

Now officially on P4 and crazy busy preparing for my hike... the food will be high carb cause carbs tend to weigh less in my pack and considering the calories we'll be burning we'll need the carbs... soon as I'm home I'll be back on P2... can't wait..

P.S. wore my killer heels on the weekend and although they really hurt my feet by the end of the day it was worth it... I love those heels!!