Monday, June 18, 2012
I have been fighting an up hill battle with my weight since I had my last son 9 years ago. I know a long time to blame your weight on your child, but it happens. I have 3 boys, 2 stepdaughters, a WONDERFUL Boyfriend, a cat, and my Best Friend Kim who gets me to do a lot of things I never thought I would. I am sure she feels the same way at times. Haahaa.
Kim is an amazing person, Single Mom of 2 girls and does it all alone. I am so proud of her and where she has come in her life. For the first time she is alone, not alone like has no one, but alone from KIDS!! Yeap that is right the Girls have gone to visit family for the Summer and Kim decided that it is time to take control of her body and fix things she doesn’t like. What does that mean?? We, yes WE are going on a diet. HCG to be exact. I know a lot of people might not agree to this, but it is what it is and with all the research that we have done, we feel it is the best thing for us. Kim is also going to stop smoking. Wed. the 20th is her quit day. I will be taking away all money and debit/credit cards from her so she can not buy them. She will also be staying with me so I can put the hammer down if I need to and because I think being alone for the first time is hard specially when you decide that your going to change your life and if you have a buddy it just makes things easier for EVERYONE! I need her as much if not more than she needs me right now on this journey!!
So here it is. We started on Saturday the 16th. Which was our 1st load day. I had to go to Cali for a Memorial Service and Kim stayed here. I would say that I am an emotional eater, I eat when I am bored, if I am alone, sad, you get the point. Kim swears she just loves food, but I see her as an emotional eater also. Saturday I forced myself to eat things that I honestly don’t like very much, like FRIED CHICKEN! YUCK.. I forced it down and just kept telling myself all this nasty fatty food is good because it is our loading day and we need to do this. John and I went out to Dinner with some Family for my brothers Birthday and I ate all of my dinner, which I never do when we go out. I even had desert, which by the way was really good, Blueberry, blue cheese, jalapeno cheese cake, don’t knock it till you try it, I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I figured the fat from it was what I needed.
Kim ate fries with nacho cheese, cheese cake bites, she was really trying to get in the creamy fatty foods and she doesn’t do well with the dairy area, but she did it.
SUNDAY- Sunday was my day to come back to Vegas. I decided on the way home that we were going to make a small little detour to Julian to get some PIE! Why you ask??!! If any of you know Julian, you know that they PIE is amazing!! Yes it really is, so I ordered a piece of Apple Peach Pie with whip cream, I had to choke down the pie after I had 2 bites. See you have to start taking the HCG shots and on day 1 and 2 you load, you have to eat eat eat eat eat, well that is hard to do when you just are not hungry. Kim was feeling it too. She had to force herself to eat and when I got home we ate even more, clam chowder, chips with guacamole, cream puffs, and I had a bowl of cereal. I was about to die. Both of us felt sick, fat, and just plain nasty.
John was amazing he cut all of our chicken and weighed it for us so all we had to do was cook our lunch for today and put everything away.
I wake up and try to be in the most positive mood in the morning because I feel like it just helps my day a little bit more. Kim thinks I am a little too happy in the morning, but I think I am starting to rub off on her. I can see her sun-shinny attitude just waiting to pop out. ) and by the time our 42 days are over she will be so chipper and sun-shinny in the morning that she might just scare the kids when they get back. It took the boys awhile to get used to me being that way.
SOooooooooo…. DRUM ROLL………………………
Here is what has happen since Friday
Kim has gained a total of 2 pounds as of this morning Monday June 18th.
I have gained 3 pounds sine I last weighed myself on Wed last week.
We are both on day 3 and lets just say I am so very glad to be on day three, I thought I was going to die on day 1 and 2 of Loading.
Kim woke up this morning and feels so sick to her stomach, I think she might have to puke, but she is trying with all her might not to. Drinking some mint tea and trying to get past the sick feeling.
I know what we are doing will have some hard days, but like I said I think it will be good for us and the fact that we have each other to lean on will help both of us along the way.
We only have a couple people who know about this. John, my amazing BF knows, well because he lives with me and he trys to make sure I eat healthy any ways, so he is going to be helping both of us along the way with meals and such.
Tonight when we get home, if Kim is feeling better we will be doing some Yoga,. We don’t want to just do the diet, we want to incorporate some exercise in too so we do not get flabby, plus we figure if we start the exercise after 42 days it will be normal and we will continue it when we are done with Phase2.
As of now we are not sure how many phases we will have to do, but if we decide after 42 days that we need to do more, then we will and we will do it together.
I am going to try my hardest to update this blog everyday for the both of us with weight loss/gained and how it feels for us.
As of today I feel great, but it is only morning and I am sure my body is using up the cream puff calories to help me with my happiness.
Poor Kim feels like crap and is hoping that the tea will help calm her stomach and that she doesn’t have a stomach bug ;/
Stayed Tuned for Day 4 / Day 2 of the VLCD tomorrow.