HCG VLCD Days 9 Through 15

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Days 9 through 15 have been a little rough. I am now on my period and have a cold. So I’m sick and cranky, not awesome. I do feel better than the first couple of days on the diet, so that is a plus. I am still losing, another plus. And the husband has been super supportive, another plus plus. I’m not losing like I think I should. I’m averaging ½ pound per day, no matter what I do to my calories. I am suspecting two things – one is my period and two is too much tomatoes. I am eating tomatoes either daily or twice per day. I do not think that’s a good idea. So I will be cutting back on that and upping the protein some.

I had my follow up visit and lost 2” in the waist. I think the girl measured me wrong in other places, but those didn’t have any loss/gain. I think I’ve lost fat in the face and in my arms. I am wearing pants that I had bought at Khol’s but couldn’t really fit in (another plus plus plus). I put on my work shirt, a slim fitting polo that doesn’t give because of the material, and it was loose. Exciting yes!

Anyway, at the visit, the PA said that I need to increase my water to 100 ounces per day. Ugh, don’t get me started. She wanted me to increase my protein and stop eating carrots. I really didn’t have that much carrots, but I took them out as she had advised. She gave me a recipe for a meatball soup that I might try out. I am getting a little bored with some of the foods I’m making, which makes me stare at my husband’s meals. He had a philly steak sandwich last night from a local sandwich shop… evil!

If I see the kids munching and that pushes a craving, I will go in the fridge and sneak a piece of chicken. It usually helps. I figure this is better than what I would really want to do: gorge into some pita chips and hummus.

Oh, the mini crock pot/lunch container is awesome. I love it. I’m using it at least three times per week.

Well, back to pushing through some work and waiting on lunch to roll around.

I'm almost to Phase 3! Phase 2 ends on the 19th.

Max weight at program start: 222lbs
Current: 203.2lbs
Goal: 150lbs
Difference: 53.2lbs
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    Half a pound per day is about average for women. I get used to the bigger losses and hate seeing that .5 on the scale but in the end, a loss is a loss. You are the only person that sees the scale but everyone sees the inches. I just started measuring myself and watching those numbers change is so satisfying. Stick with it! Phase 3 is awesome!
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