Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Well here are the first numbers:
VLCD 1 : 301.1
VLCD 2 : 299.8
VLCD 3 : 297.5

Today I switched the order of my meals. I had been keeping the early meals light, not by design but by accident. Today I moved my protein to my first "snack" and it seems to have helped my energy. I haven't had the early big loss numbers like I did the first round, but I didn't gain any weight during my load days.

I'm trying to pace myself as I adjust to the protocol this round. I am working hard to stay in the calorie window and not add food that isn't fat free or low carb. I have some LA Lite beverages that are 40 and protein. This seems like as good a time as any to drink them :) I am counting two of them as one of my proteins.

It is good to be low cal again.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


It feels great to be back on protocol. I have been very good today and have been getting used to the empty tummy, but not hungry feeling. I keep reminding myself that every decision about what to put in my mouth matters. Until I get used to the protocol I can't take it for granted that I will be as conscientious as I need to be.

So far I have had black coffee, an apple, and 3oz of chicken. Dinner will be a large salad with chicken and an apple.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

So I am finishing up my second day of loading and it feels great to be back on plan. Other health issues have been resolved and the doctor gave me the go ahead to get back to the protocol! Tomorrow is VLCD number one.

The hard part is that I gained all of my lost weight back while I was on treatment since I couldn't exit the protocol correctly. Now I am hoping that the weight is going to roll off as fast as it did the first time.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Ok, just a quick heads up to the readers... I'll be back latter this summer. I have had a couple of other medical concerns pop up... have been taken off of protocol by my doctor so that they can more accurately access my condition. :P

No worries though, I'll be back in June....
I hope all of you are well.

Monday, March 31, 2008

And slowly rolling back down

So this morning I was 288. I will take a downward trend right now. I am not hungry which makes me think my hcg levels are finally where they ought to be. I forgot that it would take a little time for my own levels to come down too.

I have not done well eating enough food today. I am going to have to leave the office soon and get some dinner. I am thinking a tossed green salad minus anything not green and no dressing :)

Oh and I had to share.... I went to a luncheon and ate my apple!!! I am proud,

Friday, March 28, 2008

Back in the game

I will be able to start back to the protocol in the morning. I've done fairly well with the calories. I added in some protein and just listened to my body and now that the bleeding has stopped I don't feel like I need to eat more.

I can also tell a difference in my fat and my body mass. It will be interesting to see how the body reacts now that I am back on protocol since I should have some fluid volume to lose...

It feels good to be back... I look forward to getting to a healthy weight :) My weight has been bobbing around 289 while I was going through the "shift" and I am interested in seeing what my weight is over the weekend.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some setbacks

Well, I can say that this has been an interesting lesson in how changing your life can result in some unstable cycles... I just had my first miscarriage, well I guess technically that is still in process. I started my second round and had trouble with the period that just wouldn't stop and when I stopped my Hcg, it would stop. I restarted my hcg on Sunday and Monday morning, it finally happened. I say finally, because now I know what was going on with my body.

I am relieved because I am not in a place where being a mom is an option and I haven't really talked about it with my family because they don't even probably remember the guy I was dating two months ago that well. I feel blessed because before I even knew I was pregnant it was over. So I didn't have to worry or make any hard decisions. I was able to just live in ignorance. I was unaware partially because I was on birth control that lasts for three months.

I am not sure if I have to wait to start my low calorie days back up... I am listening to my body now and trying to give it what it needs, so yesterday I had more protein than usual. We will have to wait and see how this plays out over the next few weeks.