KK1967's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KK1967 KK1967's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Slim for life day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472377 Well I was down 5.5 lbs yesterday. I found some gluten free soy free aspartame/sucralose free ans sugar free protein bars to use in place of the unhealthy slim snacks. They have double he protoen at 20 grams an 18 grams of fiber. Quest bars. I tried the chocolate and cannot stomach that one but there is a coconut cashew that I can defiantly do on a daily basis with a cup of coffee. <BR> <BR> The center I am going to is going to exchange out the bars for a soy free drink so I am not out the ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:25:23 EST Slim 4 life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471533 Well. I could not get my head and willpower in the game. I remembered when I did MRC weightloss several years ago they had a doctor not door who did the hcg part. Of course it was expensive so I chose not to do it. <BR> <BR> I went to slim for life, was easily persuaded to commit to an 18 week plan. I decided I would do the hcg with it just to see and I am going to use it for the first 4 weeks since I already have it mixed. <BR> <BR> Yesterday is the first day I was on the low cal plan (hig... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:12:30 EST feeling hungry but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457221 not feeling the urge to stuff myself which is good. i rememer one of the things i leaned in my first sucetssful round was that i will not die if I feel hungry and it is ok to drink some water, relax, and distract myself. Kinda gives a feeling of power to overcome that empty belly feeling Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:49:12 EST So hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455900 I am having a tough time sticking to the low cal portion. I have not been able to complete a round since i had a success a few years Sgo.Rather than give up, I am going to do around 1000 calories for the week until my appetite shrinks a bit then get down to 500 by next week. I am losing a week, but it it either try this or cave completely. I am down 3 lbs which I think is just from adding so much water! <BR> <BR> Keeping my fingers crossed and my water bottle close!!' <BR> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:08:59 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452626 Starting at my heaviest I have been in a few years. <BR> <BR> Forgot to pick up fat free creamer and a few other items and nervous about my trip o the store. Going to wait until after my lunch and hopefully I will be full enough to avoid caving in day 1. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:41:16 EST Here's to third times the charm! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452167 Here I go again! Spent the weekend prepping meat as well as kids foods, no company expected nor trips planned as kids are involved in activities leading up to school so planning on staying on track this time! <BR> <BR> Not doing Melba toast so I am going to increase my veggie servings. <BR> <BR> Going to do fat free greek yogurt as a protein a few days a week. <BR> <BR> Going to use a bit of coconut oil each day <BR> <BR> Going to drink tons of water with lemon <BR> <BR> Going to do ve... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:37:30 EST Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338892 Ick. Three bites of flan and I am more than done loading. Tried to stick to as heathy fats as able. Put any tempting foods away, irresistible foods in the garbage. <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:13:05 EST Here i go gin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338087 Started injections on friday and loaded friday, saturday due to a crazy day of kids activities i was not able load approprately so i am loading today and ill start my vlcd tomorrow. Boiled my oorganic chicken breasts home made broth and going to do my beef today. Kind of nervous since i blew it the last two times i tried, but sincei have been gluten free or 9 months, hoping that will help in the control area. I am going to pop some chlorophyll for detox the first few days. Hopefully it will... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:03:25 EST HCG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331591 at the doctors office waiting for my testing prior to jumping on the crazy plan again. After researching it all again-I have decided it is ok to do for the short term 3 weeks. I am going to add in corella and virgin coconut oil the first few days for detox issues. I am gluten free so I am going to skip the melba or try a rice cracker if I need a crumble. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to day 5 or 6 when my joints stop hurting completely (a lot better since gluten free but stairs still get me!) <... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:37:53 EST Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174085 Still here and working on remaining gluten free. I did make the mistake of having some brisket at my DH 's Holiday party and am suffering the consequences. Makes me realize I am in the right path with my plan though. My knees and feet are hurting so bad, I can hardly get out of a chair and I have not felt that way in about 4 months! <BR> <BR> I am learning to keep GF foods in my purse when we go out to eat, some GF crackers or tortilla chips and salad dressings are now a staple. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 00:21:25 EST Gluten free journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115451 Well down 12 lbs without too much effort other than making sure I stay gluten free. <BR> <BR> Interesting, who knew that it was actually wheat that was causing all of those cravings? I can eat one gluten free cookie with real sugar and not feel like I need to ransack the fridge a few hours later. I can do a bowl of gmo free corn pasta with pesto and be go tent for hours. I even had a bowl of chex rice cereal one morning and it kept me full to lunch. <BR> <BR> Now I just need to make time t... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:15:13 EST New start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089814 I have been told I had gluten sensitivity for a few years, but since it was not a celiac diagnosis, I thought it was ok to not change things up too <BR> much. <BR> <BR> Well, I did a fast thru my church (1/ 2 cup oatmeal for breakfast then for lunch and dinner 1 cup of beans and rice plus lots of water and tea). I was amazed than it was ok to feel hungry and not run to the fridge based on the clock. The following weekend I went to the gluten free expo in Dallas and attended a class. I lea... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:12:14 EST Up and up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960359 Goes the scale. I am doing water running 46 minutes 5 days a week so I am obviously not eating well. I do not feel like I am eating differently, but i guess I am not being honest with myself, so I had better start keeping track..yrrghhh. <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 10:45:21 EST Trying deep water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929332 While my kids are doing an hour of practice for swim team, i am strapping on my aquajogging belt and running in the deep water while listening to my ipod shuffle in a waterproof case. So far, so good. No weight loss, and tired, but going to keep it up. <BR> <BR> Torn about trying another round of hcg since i screwed up on the last three attempts. The dumb thing is that I know it works but i just cannot stick with it, even when i am not hungry, I find myself in front of the fridge. <BR> <... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:25:11 EST yrgghh.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886262 Thats all.... Thu, 17 May 2012 20:04:56 EST Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4820875 Reading books on getting my head out of the fridge - if ya know what I mean - before doing another round. <BR> <BR> I have balsa een reading a few books on the importance of saturated fats and why they are so needed in our diets. <BR> <BR> Eat Fat, Lose Fat and the Schwartzbein principle. Amazing how the drug companies have us all bamboozled about cholesterol and fats and cholesterol and death rates. <BR> <BR> I have started using a dairy down the street for raw milk, butter and yogurt a... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 20:49:35 EST Maintaining. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774453 Not sure i am going to lockin the weight. I have been on heavy duty antibiotiics for a few weeks and do have some carbs occasioanlly to settle my stomach. I do not feel like it was a waste sincei did take off 10 lbs, but it could have been better. <BR> <BR> I do not think i a going to do another round for a long while. I need to start going to overeaters anonymous. It is ridiculous to binge the way i do. <BR> <BR> Oh well, hope everyone is hanging in, i will check in often tosee how ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:51:37 EST vlcd someting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741432 I have been hovering around 161.2 for a week or so - considering I caved and had a a marshmallow rice crispy treat Tuesday evening (glad I passed up the breakfast burrito in themorning because as we all know - a rice crispy treat is soooo much more healthy - blech) I am not complaining. I thought about doing an apple day yesterday - but reread the protocol and since it was a mess up and not a true stall, I did not do it. <BR> <BR> I have returned to my old standby of cooking chicken with a ... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:07:38 EST Yay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738590 Impulse purchase from craigs list. Brand new food dehydrator that i picked up yesterday. Cannot wait to try my hand at jery without all of the nitrates. I am trying to find healthy alternatives to get all the artificial junk out of the kids diets (and ours). <BR> <BR> I think i am going to look into getting involved with an online OA group. <BR> <BR> Have been reading eat fat lose fat written in 2005 . Gotta get the refined oils out of the diet ! <BR> <BR> Cheers Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:28:56 EST VLCD someting - close call and apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736423 Wow. Cold and rainy here in Texas (probably like spring for you Northern or Western people - but my blood has thinned. <BR> <BR> Went through the drive thru at McDonalds for a coffe, caved and ordered one breakfast burrito. Took it out of the bag, look at it, actually started tearing the wrapper, stopped, thought about what I was doing, and, put it back in the bag and threw it away in the outside garbage. Yay! First for me that is sure - just one wont hurt was always my motto - which has se... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:37:12 EST yum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735346 I dehydrated some apples in the oven the other day with a bit of sweet and low and lots of cinnamon. Today I crushed a melba toast and melted a bit of coconut oil - I dumped the melba toast then the the oil, sprinkled with a tinny bit of sweet and low. With a cup of decaf it was just like apple pie! <BR> <BR> Think i will look into a food dehydrator - I can always use another piece of kitchen equipment! <BR> <BR> another 2 weeks then onto phase 3. Can taste the cream now! Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:34:11 EST vlcd 7. come on 150,s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723054 So close to getting into my 150'sbox for the first time in years another 2.5 weeks should do it. If not I am really eating off plan. <BR> <BR> I just wish radishes were bigger for my radish delight. They have become my go to.decadent treat. <BR> <BR> Not enough water yesterday and I am up a half pound. I am going to watch that today. <BR> <BR> Time to get myself up and running <BR> <BR> <BR> Cheers <em>9</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 08:33:06 EST Vlcd 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720009 Down 2.2 biggest since my load loss afew weeks ago. Drank lots of water yeasterday and i have started doing a glass with half a lemon and some sweet and low drops. It would be healthier using stevia, but i cannot do it. I have about 40 bucks worth of different flavors and brands in the cupboard that i have tried which are just taking up space. Plus i haveread that the bladder cancer scare that came with the teting back n the 70's was blown way out of proportion. Even the original researcher... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:58:12 EST vlcd 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718993 just picked up my three week batch of HCG at the pharmace sp I can continue on and lose another 10 (or more hopefully!). Feeling really good without much hunger - think the steroids have kicked in and i am ready to do some major cleaning in the garage. <BR> <BR> I have been coming doing much better at macking sure we are all eating in - lots more planning. Last spring when I did my first round it was every man for yourself and my family wound up with lots of fast food. approved meatballs... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:55:03 EST vlcd 3? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4717337 thanks for the kick in the pants - in a good way Ms Jibbie - it is all about choice. Do I open the fridge or do I go up to be a bit early or take a bath. Do I pass up the bread or sneak a bite, ditto for peanut butter and everything else off plan!! <BR> <BR> I feel pretty good - stuck to the plan 100% the last few days and feeling pretty positive about the next three weeks. <BR> <BR> Love taking my kiddos to the rec center three days a week to work out. My son is already looking and fee... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:54:17 EST Vlcd 2 again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714143 I got confused since i did a semi planned interruption. I starte my shots again on saturday and did a mini fat load sat an sunday with healthy fats and proteins, then started vlcd again yesterday. <BR> <BR> My planned break was not quite to protocol since i had inly done 17 versus 20 injections prior to stopping but it justbhad tonbe done since infelt so crummy. <BR> <BR> My md just called in another 3 week prescription so i am hoping to get back on track an lose another 10 before going... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:58:47 EST "vlcd" 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704901 Maintaining weight on break. Resuming injections fri or sat and doing a mini fat load for a day before going back and inishing my vlcd for three weeks. Going to e really careful in phase three this time. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:52:26 EST "vlcd" 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701454 Quotes b/c i am doing a two day planned break. Stopped injections sat due to TOM but stopped a bit early. I was confused due to break through bl...ing that has hit me this round. My internist thinks it it because the month before starting this round, i did progesterone for two weeks which i had never done before. At the time whrn i first noticed, she said as long as it s not heavy to continue. I feel pretty whiped out and am craving meat so i think i need a few days of increased protein. I a... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:37:39 EST Vlcd 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4694128 Tried to do an apple day. Managed three bags of organic apple slices went to the gym tgis evening and felt really bad so i drank water, did some lean beef and tomatoes. Feel fine. Except for a battle with gravity in the garage...gravity wins again and i feel like i am 90. <BR> <BR> We shall see what the scale says in the morning! Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:23:43 EST Vlcd 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690813 Did lots better yesterday even with luch out. Met with a friend who is gluten, soy, and lactose free due to celac and allergies. She suggested pei wei and after looking on line i decided in the asian chickenn salad and brough my own dressing. Turned out well, i stuck wih my plan. Only issue was that i did not eat enough of the chicken so i as a d hungry in the afternoon and did a fat free cottage cheese. <BR> <BR> I have enough hcg for another 2to threee weeks so i am goinh to carry on and d... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:04:12 EST Vlcd 11. i want sugaaarrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688661 Well my transgressions the last fw days are catching up with me. On the scale which i inew was coming but moreso in the cravings. Oh my goodness i would kill for something sweet right now! I was close to caving and drinking a protein hot cocoa i had left over frim a weight loss program ( failed) that i did a few years ago. The expiration is not til next yer, which is kind of scary, but it has fructose which is a definate no no. The protein might off set the sugar rush from the fructose ( t... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:34:17 EST VLCD 10.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687001 Cannot call yesterday a VLCD but last evening purged all of the trigger foods and took them to the trash - have my plan for today and the next time the kids have sleepovers - we will do home made tacos or home made pizza - so much easier to resist than Pizza Hut. Does not even matter that I am not hungry and know I have a plan - if I know cold Pizza is in the fridge I WILL eat it. That simple. <BR> <BR> Just did spinach and langoustine lobster again - steamed the lobster and spinach in water... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:08:08 EST Vlcd 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683113 Crud. Way off plan. Computer virus freaking me out, husband out of town part to blame but mostly i strayed because i put myself in temting sitution...movie with dtr half a small bag of buttered popcorn, pizza for kids ate 2 squares, a half a breadstick..lcheese bradstick, and one boneless chike, wing. Can we say fat and carb overload? I guess the up side is that it was a small bag whereas i am fully capable of downing a large, it was two sqres versus three slices.m at least i was smart enou... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:11:37 EST Vlcd 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680395 Oops. Went out to dinner with plan to bring salad dressing and get onion soup ( lowest cal and fat at the place) wound up forgetting my dressing so tried he low t basalmic but could taste how sweet it was so bailed. Then i wound up eating about 5 chips WITH ARTICHOKE DIP <BR> <BR> I am up .7 today o be expexyed and anticipate little loss the next few days. I do feel suprisingly ok and ready to get back on track. <BR> <BR> We shall see what happens. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:44:28 EST VLCD 6 and 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677840 Missed checking in yesterday. I made pubhouse cod and baked french fries for my kids the other night (did baked cod breaded in my melba toas t and spinach for myself) and snagged a couple of fries so no loss yesterday but maintained. Started reading the Beck Diet Solution (I think that is the name) and started using some of the techiniques in there so I did really well yesterday staying on track - i did cut out a melba toast and a fruit - and feel pretty good that today will go well also.... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:01:46 EST vlcd 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673437 Down .6 - expect .4 to .6 losses from now on. I will be thrilled if I can get to 155 this round. <BR> <BR> I definately need to go upstaris away from the kitchen at night. I get the munchies too much. Not that I am really hungry - I just want something. One of those habits I need to break - relaxing watching a TV show or on the computer working after the kids go to bed in the living room and munching on something. Whoever decided an open floor plan is a good thing did me a disservice ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:00:04 EST Vlcd 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670783 Down 6.2 from load ( and put on 2.4 with load ) so I am happy so far and am really motivated to stick it out. <BR> <BR> Hopefully i can keep up eith it through the week, then the weekend will be easier. <BR> <BR> Meal planning is definately key for me to making this work. <BR> <BR> Dreary, cold day here in DFW. <BR> <BR> A litthe bit of a challenge this morning as usal when making the kids brekfast, but if i do one egg beater, that keeps me from indulging in their eggs and toast..And... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:11:46 EST Vlcd 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668980 Down another 1.8. Went to a bakery that specializes in sugar free and low carb to pick up some walden farms items just in case i am tempted to fall off the wagon the next few weeks. It does haveca tiny bit of splenda so i am going to try not to use it. It is only for emergencies. I bought the ranch mayo, the blue cheese, and the aprricot spread. <BR> <BR> I know they are not on the program, but if it keeps me going and losing during those challenging days, i am ok with that. I just real... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 14:25:17 EST Vlcd 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665906 Down 2.4 and my knees already feel better. I have got to just cut out aspartame, and sugars, as well as nightsahde family plants when i get back to eating normally.. Which is a bummer becacause i love eggplant. Love it grilled in thevgeorge oreman grill with a bit of olive oil and garlic salt. <BR> <BR> I am not hungry this morning but am feeling that wondrful detox headache starting again. So i am waiing for my coffee to finish. <BR> <BR> I did see that there is guar gum in my coconut ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:57:31 EST Vlcd1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663962 Drat. Forgot the melba toast. Now i have o go to the store. Crawled back in bed after getting my daughter her breakfast- it is saturday after all so no worries about breakfast. <BR> <BR> loaded upmfor two days on fats per protocol and tried to minimize starches and trigger foods so hopefully i will be able to stay om track today. <BR> <BR> Had coffe with fat free coconut milk creamer and going to hsve an orange for breakfast. Planning on chicken cooked in salsa and spinach for lunch, le... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:16:11 EST Ready to go! Hcg round three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656340 Ok. My prescription is ready to pick up so I will pick that up as well as my organic chicken, shrimp, and veggies today for my official start tomorrow. From my failed second round, during which i tried to stick 100% to the plan from day 1, i am going to o back to the strategies which worked for my firstbround. This includes doing an extra fruit or protein the first few days of the vlcd, using organic salsa for flavor ( although this is mixing veggies, i was happy with my weight loss when i d... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:08:49 EST hcg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561916 Worked as my sons lab tech all weekend on his science fair project so did not get chance to dig out the winter clothes. Glad I do not live back east! <BR> <BR> Blah, blah, blah hcg is bad for me and a scam - interesting that I was able to lose 20 lbs and 6 inches in my hips last year in 4 weeks - 6 inches In my hips - how hard is it to lose in the hips - even with massive exercise I have never been able to get rid of those since pre child birth! <BR> <BR> This is good for me - just a quic... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:28:39 EST Hcg - notes 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4557154 Ok - rethinkg the greek yogurt since hoofbeat eats it daily and looks fabulous! I love greek yogurt with strawberries - I add a sprinkle of stevia when the strawberries are not sweet! <BR> <BR> Also rmember to do the 2cc and not 1.5 with the injections <BR> <BR> Remember how good my joints felt after eating clean for 4 weeks - amazing - and think about how I feel know (groaning and gunting in pain while walking up the steps and needing a hot bath in the morning to even move) <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:01:47 EST HCG notes to self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555802 Notes for January round: <BR> <BR> Oh - for those who do random HCG searches only to post negative comments and do not have a page where one can have an adult discussion - see my September 23 blog entry fro details. I will not delete your comments because I do find them interesting,. Although I do not think I mentioned in response to one persons rant about unethical doctors that I am not going to a weight loss clinic but thru my board certified internest who does a few pre tests at a whoppi... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:45:36 EST vlcd ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517386 Well - fell off the wagon again then picked myself up again. Lets see - that is the third time. If I cannot keep this coming weekend in check - I am going to bail and reexamine my goals per simeons protocol - that is when he cut people off. <BR> <BR> It was so easy last time!!!! So I am a bit frustrated with my lack of control - and it is not a true hunger issue - just I see, desire, and reach, then stuff. Repeat. Repeat...... <BR> <BR> As it is I would be almost done with my 23 day pl... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 16:49:44 EST vlcd 7? I'm back on the wagon again..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509401 Better day today - I was reviewing what i did the first round and remembered that I ate a couple more fruits and did beef broth a coupleof times a day for about 3 days til I lost the cravings then I was no even tempted to stray. So today I did an extra fruit (a really small orange) and an extra two melba toasts. I also bumped up my water a lot - i did well he first few days then slacked off the H2O. I think I was doing a bigger dose of HCG too. So I am going to bump that up tomorrow. <BR>... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:19:44 EST VLCD ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506878 I am struggling this time! Not hungry at all - but I just cannot seem to stop myself from taking a nibble of this or a bite of that - or a down right mini binge. Saturday night it was a chicken tender, Sunday morning it was a piece of pound cake, sunday afternoon another piece and Sunday night a 3rd! - I told my husband that is why i never bake, because I inhale it - but my 7 year old has been begging me to let her bake something and I had a mix in the cupboard. I intentianally passed up ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:20:54 EST day 2 vlcd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500137 Still alive. Shocking to some , I know. <BR> <BR> As far as my metabolism goes - it has been screwed up for years thanks to Hashimotos so i am not real worried about it. If anything - my metobolism remained higher after my last round. So the metobolism question is a non issue for me. <BR> <BR> I respect my doctors opinion on the HCG. I get a prescription for her to take to a compounding pharmacy - it costs me 50 dollars to do a 23 day round again - again, shocking to many that i am n... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:25:35 EST day 1 vlcd more info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498022 Woke up really hungry - I blame it on of the sugar (or more likely high fructose corn syrup) that I ate last night. Buy i am sipping my green tea, have some beef broth ready to grab and will be pumping in the water. I think I am going to crash for an hour after I take the kids to school before I start with the job search, house cleaning, and PTA stuff. I am going to take my chicken out so it will be thawed around lunchtime. I need to get spinach - spinach with garlic salt and lemon juice... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:10:58 EST Day 2 of loading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497487 Sort of enjoying a carmal pecan sunday - if you know what I mean. I am feeling ready to cut those calories tommorrow. going to finish my 2nd load day later this evening with a large orange juice spiked with coconut rum and orange vodka! <BR> <BR> I only bought enough HCG for a 23 day program and am sure there is enough to do a full 4 weeks like last time. I am going to take a couple of detox pills every other day to give my gall bladder a break. IThe pills have a bit of artichoke in i... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:14:48 EST