Thursday, February 4, 2010

Diet Update

Wow, it's been a long time since I've updated my blog! I guess I'm just not as bloggy as some! Well, just thought I'd update you on my diet progress. I'm still doing it! Yeah! That's a huge feat for me! I usually give up after 2 or 3 days. And here it is, one more week to go, then I start the next phase! And I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!! I'll get to have cheese! Yes, CHEESE!!!

So, the first week, I lost ten pounds. I was excited by that. However, then the second week came, & I didn't do so well with weight loss. I stuck to the diet faithfully though. I have not cheated, not even a crumb. I have to ask Jamie or the girls to taste-test their foods to see if they are done or not. Nothing "foreign" or unapproved has entered my mouth or gone on my skin since I started this. And it hasn't been easy. Week two was by far THE HARDEST. I had three really bad days. One of them, I had no weight loss at all. And the other two--I had small weight gains. How is that possible when I'm only eating 500 calories?? All I know is it depressed me more than you can imagine.

Here I am on week three, & I have the hang of it now. I have some weight loss this week, although it's not super high. But, I'm just glad to see the scale go down & not up. As of 6:20 this morning, I am officially down 15.9 pounds since January 18th! I'm quite proud of that!

The thing is, noone notices. Yet. And I'm okay with that. The reason is that the HCG drops actually don't pinpoint one area of fat. They liquify the fat everywhere. So I'm losing a little bit of fat from all over. Isn't that great?! My arms, stomach, legs, feet, ankles, & even my chest are all smaller. Not much, but I notice a big difference in the way my clothes (& shoes/boots) fit me now.

In exactly two weeks from today, we will be getting ready to head to Disney!!!!!! I can't wait! We'll spend a few days with Jamie's brother(s), then on Sunday, we'll hit the park. I really wanted to be 30 pounds lighter by then, but I don't think I'll get there. I guess I just have to be happy with the progress I have made. I do think that after Easter, I am going to do a second round of the drops--try to add more to my weight loss. Heck, I'd need to do about four rounds of the drops in order to lose all the weight I have to lose!

If you happen to read this, please leave me a little comment. I'd love to know who's reading my blog! Thanks to Whitney from SSS for asking about this diet after she read about it on my blog! I'm so glad you visited!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Diet Day 1 (sort of)

Here I go. Another diet. I know. you're rolling your eyes, aren't you? Well, I feel good about this one. I really do. I feel that it's doable. The reason?? Beacause people that I know in the community (from the school) have done it with MUCH success. And when I say MUCH, I'm talking, like, losing 3 or 4 clothing sizes. Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. What've I got to lose? Weight. That's what. And lots of it.

So, here's the deal. I have to take these HCG drops under the tongue twice a day. They taste sort of like Ambisol for the gums, without the numbing effect. It's not too bad. Now, here's the fun part: the first two days of the diet with the HCG drops are called "gorge days". Yep, you read that right. Gorge. Eat as much as you can. No limits. Seriously, I sat with a tub of Ben & Jerry's & enjoyed every last drop. That was a great way to get rid of chips, candy, & cookies in the house too. Just gorge. My jaw was killing me though, from chewing so much food.

The next phase of the diet started today. It's only 500 calories + the HCG drops. Not much at all. It's very, very strict. But, the good news is that it's only for 21 days. See? Very doable. This is also a detox, so I had to change alot of stuff--like what I use for shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, & soap. Who knew that your body absorbs that stuff?

No, I'm not turning into some freakish crazy health person. Trust me. That'll never happen. I love junk wayyyy too much for that. But, this is sort of to reset my metabolism & get all the toxins out. I mean, it's supposed to reset the body as if I am 20 again. Okay, when I was 20, I was a size 8, almost a size 6. Yeah. I would love that again.

So bear with me as I take this journey. I have no idea how it will work for me. As I said, I'm seeing moms from the school who have lost between 30 & 40 pounds in a matter of 3 or 4 weeks following this. I am so excited at the thoughts that I could be next! I am doing this for better health. Yeah, I want to fit in "skinny" jeans again. (Heck, I'd settle for "skinnier jeans, at this point). And yeah, I want people to do a double take when they look at me. But I want more than that. I want to look in the mirror & LOVE what I see. I don't have that right now. And I want to be healthy, for the sake of my kids. I watch Biggest Loser. I know the side effects of big people. I just don't want to put my kids through that.

So. Stick with me. Encourage me. Support me. I know I can do this.