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Old 10-31-2013, 09:15 PM   #1201
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Had a fun night trick or treating with the kiddos. .
Stayed away and didn't even look at any if the candy. The kids had a blast tonight .

I'm doing good, no cravings and losing steady. It's crazy how fast my body reacts to this way of eating!!!!! .

I'm falling asleep typing this, I'm out.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #1202
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:37 AM   #1203
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Good job, Mel!! Tell me more about these pepperoni cheese bites. I have pepperoni and need to do something with it...
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #1204
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Pepperoni bites
4 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1/4 c Parmesan
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
8 oz shredded mozzarella
4 oz chopped pepperoni

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients together and pour evenly into greased muffin tins. Bake 20 ,minutes or until brown, 25 minutes if in cake pan.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #1205
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Doing good here still. Need to drink a little more water, I'm feeling a little puffy.

Down 6 lbs so far in 6 days. .

Thinking I'm going to talk DH into going out for a juicy steak and Caesar salad to tonight!!!!
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:27 AM   #1206
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Hey Mel hope you are hanging in there!!!!! The first week is the best!!! It slaps you in the face like duh this WOE really works! LOL For me it is sticking to it, and not caving at every temptation!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:44 AM   #1207
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Yep doing good! . I'm really puffy still. Dh made sausage this morning and I had a shake instead. My period is here so I'm guessing why I'm so puffy. I consciously didn't get on scale this morning and figured I would give it a day or two before checking. I know I'm eating well and in ketosis! I love this feeling where food doesn't bother me. . The ketosis buzz I call it!

Have a great day, really going to try to chug a lug all of this bloat away!
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #1208
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You're doing great Melanie! TOM is such a pain in the rear....gets frustrating sometimes. You know what to do!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #1209
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Well I'm wondering if I'm either eating too many carbs, or too much cream cheese/ heavy cream. The bloat is going away but the scale isn't moving!!!! I'm going to cut out the cream cheese and see how that works. Last time I checked I was in ketosis, so I'm not sure. Oh well, I'll just keep plugging along soon what I need to do and check in 2 days! . It's bound to move then.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:31 AM   #1210
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It's just the week 2 stall. It happens and your scale will move again soon. Just keep going and doing what you are doing.

And thanks for the recipe! Those look AWESOME and I'm definitely going to try it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #1211
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Melanie - wow your pepperoni bites sound do you have a carb count for them
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #1212
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #1213
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Amber~ thanks. I was starting to wonder what was up.
They are really good. .

Pawleys~ 1 per muffin

Dani~. Thanks, just chugging along!

Went for lunch with my Grandma and had a yummy chicken salad and splurged on the extra carbs for French dressing. It's my favorite and I couldn't resist.
Making meatballs for dinner tonight.

Dd6 is loving the food I make for dh and I more than what I am making for them. Like the other day I made the girls spaghetti and we had meat with sauce. She wanted the meat with sauce instead.
Today I sent her two hard boiled eggs and 3 pieces of turkey rolled up, 2 pieces with cheese in them, an apple and milk.

She loved it!
I'm not putting her on restricted carbs, but am however going to watch her carbs since she loves what we are eating.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #1214
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Good morning girls, jumped on the scale this morning out of habit and was happy to see 239.8. Can't wait until 220's now!

Have a great day!
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:43 AM   #1215
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #1216
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Melanie - WTG you are on a roll .... and thanks for the carb count.... going to make the muffins.....
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #1217
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Thanks girls!!!! . I'm going to make some tomorrow probably.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #1218
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Amber, do you have a journal yet? I would like to follow along with you too!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #1219
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Not yet. I need to create one though. I miss it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #1220
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I'm bored today, and its transferring over to my food. Nothing too exciting. Need to figure out something good for dinner tonight.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:14 AM   #1221
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:22 AM   #1222
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I'm back and ready to get back on track!!!
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:25 AM   #1223
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Day 2, I am not happy with where my weight has gone. I am here to get back at it for summer. I refuse to buy new clothes and I'm sure I will not fit in my summer clothes from the past summer. So here I am. My cousin is also getting married this summer and I want to be skinnier by then.

Today is day 2. I know where I started, and I am refusing to weigh myself for 2 weeks to a month. 1. Because I don't want to claim the weight that is on that scale and because I always let the scale rule how I am doing/ feeling. Not this time. It's so easy to be to get into the habit of weighing every day and letting it rule my mood for the day as well as my food decisions.

So here I go.

Day 2 of this and so far I have had
Cup of coffee with sf caramel

Going to a bday party tonight and will resist the cake.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:57 AM   #1224
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better to let the scale be! Do what you know you should, then check later!
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HCG Diet Phases



Phase 1
Detoxification (optional)

Phase 2 (aka P2)
- Days 1 & 2 - Start hCG injections, drops or pellets and begin high fat, high calorie diet. This is often called "loading" and is an essential step in resetting the body's fat regulating system.
- Days 3-21 ( up to 42 days ) - Continue hCG that is now triggering the body to release stored fat as "food" for the body and supplement with the low calorie diet. The burned fat is providing a constant flow of fuel so you won't feel hungry as pounds & inches melt away.
- Two days for homeopathic and three days for Rx AFTER ending - Continue low calorie diet with NO hCG.

Phase 3 (aka P3)
Metabolism Reset Phase 21 days - Figure your BMR by using an online calculator and multiply by your activity level. Eat as many calories as indicated but do NOT eat sugars and starches (except for fruit allowed in P2 plus additional low glycemic fruits such as other types of berries). This will stabilize your new weight. If your weight fluctuates more than 2 pounds above your LDW, correct your weight by doing a correction day.

Phase 4 (aka P4)
Maintenance Phase 21 days - The body's fat regulation system is now adjusted. Begin to add back sugars and starches slowly, adjusting if your weight fluctuates more than two pounds above your LDW, using a correction day.


Low Calorie Diet Breakdown

One Serving of Fruit ( 2 x's a day ) - Apple, 6-9 strawberries, an orange, OR ˝ grapefruit

100 grams of lean meat (2 x’s a day) (3.5 oz if weighed raw, 3.0 oz if cooked) - Veal, beef, chicken breast, white fish (swai, tilapia, halibut, flounder, sole, wild Chilean sea bass), lobster, crab, or shrimp. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking. 3 egg whites & 1 egg with yolk can be substituted for a protein once or twice a week. 3oz low-fat cottage cheese may be substituted once per week for a protein portion.

Vegetables (2 x’s a day) - Spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, lettuce (any type), tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus and cabbage (any type).

Drinks - Water (1/2 to 1 gallon per day), Tea (any kind) or coffee in any quantity without sugar. Only 1 Tablespoon of milk allowed in a 24 hour period. Stevia may be used as a sweetener. Green tea is also great to help with energy and even helps to burn more fat. (see fruity cold green tea recipe!)

2 Grissini/breadsticks or 2 melba toasts

Seasonings, etc. The juice of one lemon is allowed for all purposes and recommended to alkalize the body. Sea Salt (include it in your diet everyday), pepper, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, chives, cilantro, etc. may be used for seasoning. Salsa/ pico de gallo in moderation. NO oil, butter, sugar or dressing.



Approved Food & Drink

Drinks Approved: * Black Coffee * Wu Long Tea * Yerba Mate Tea * Green Tea * Chamomile Tea You may have as much as you desire of plain spring water, mineral water, tea, coffee, or Zevia. You should drink about 2 liters of these liquids per day.

Proteins Approved: 100 grams or 3.5oz (weighed raw) of grilled (no oil or fat) one of the meat choices below: * beef * veal * white fish * venison * chicken breast * shell fish (shrimp, crab etc) * Eggs are occasionally allowed (one whole egg+3 egg whites=100 grams of protein) *3.5oz low-fat cottage cheese is allowed*

Vegetables Approved: One large handful or 100g (3.5oz) of one of the following vegetables: * spinach * fennel * celery * cabbage * chard * white, red & yellow onions * tomatoes * asparagus * beet greens * Red Radishes * lettuce of any kind * cucumbers These can be eaten raw, steamed, grilled or boiled. Do not mix vegetables in the same meal.

Fruits Approved: One of the following fruits - * 1 apple * 1 orange * 1/2 grapefruit * 1 handful of strawberries: approx 6-9

Breads Approved: One grissini breadstick or one melba toast.

Seasonings Approved: Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, etc. Watch for sugar in your spices!

Miscellaneous:

* You may eat the breadstick and fruit as a snack in between meals instead of with your meals if you choose.

* No over the counter non-prescription drugs should be taken (with the exception of Aspirin).

* No cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and facial powder should be used. Buy mineral foundation.

* No creams, lotions or moisturizers that contain fat should be used. (Check the ingredient list. It is not safe to use if it contains “oil” or anything ending in “-ose”). Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer or Lubriderm Sensitive Skin are two oil free moisturizers. Conditioners for oily hair should be used.

* You must eat everything as prescribed. Do not skip meals or leave out one of the food groups.

* Only Thai massage is allowed. No massages of any other type

* Food is sweetened with Stevia, an all-natural, sugar-free sweetener.

* No mint is allowed. Buy non-mint toothpaste. Crest Cinnamon is a good one.

* Do not put your drops or pellets next to electronic equipment (computers, printers, fax machines, ipods, phones, etc.)

* If you are taking drops or pellets, do not touch the dropper or the bottle opening to your mouth or hands (can contaminate and deactivate drops or pellets)


Light Exercise

It is recommended that you do only light exercise while doing the hCG Diet. Walking, Yoga ,Pilates, lighter weight lifting (resistance) is great to keep up your strength. Stay away from high calorie burning exercises (ex. Running, aerobics). Over exercising will cause the body to go into starvation mode and hold on to the fat, fighting against the hCG.



Keep Track of Weight

It is important to weigh yourself and keep track of your success. You will want to weigh yourself when you first get up in the morning (the same clothing attire every time) after you have emptied your bladder.



The Maintenance Phase

The maintenance phase in the HCG diet comes after we have completed our goal for HCG whether it follows the 20 day or 40 day program. The purpose of the maintenance phase is to restore the metabolism and balance in the body and prevent any circumstance that the body will gain the weight back.

The maintenance phase lasts 3 weeks long and it is a crucial part of the diet in order to be successful with HCG. Without the maintenance phase the weight gain will be uncontrollable after we are off the diet. When the last day of the diet drops expire then it is said that you can eat whatever you want which is true except you must avoid foods that have sugar and starch. During the three week time frame it is imperative to have a scale with you and make sure to find a time every day to weigh yourself. It takes about 3 weeks for the weight to stabilize and cease fluctuation. During this period patients must realize that the carbohydrates, such as sugar, bread, rice, potatoes, pastries, etc, are to be avoided at all costs. If no carbohydrates whatsoever are eaten, fats can be indulged in somewhat more liberally and even small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with meals, does no harm, but as soon as fats and starch are combined things are very likely to get out of hand. This has to be observed very carefully during the first 3 weeks after the treatment is ended otherwise disappointments are almost sure to occur.

When you end your last day of taking the drops you must remain on the 500 calorie intake diet for 3 more days (2 days on homeopathic) before increasing your calories to allow time for the HCG to get out of the system. When you start the 4th day you are welcome to increase your calorie intake to an appropriate amount for a healthy BMR for the remainder of the maintenance phase. You can also pick up on an exercise routine since now you have a sufficient amount of calories to support the new food intake for the diet.

Bear in mind, your weight will fluctuate the first week or two, this is normal. Do a steak, fish, or chicken day if you need to. The weight will eventually stabilize and cease to fluctuate. Watch the starch and sugar very carefully during the 3 weeks. Eat as many organic foods as possible. Eat whatever you want, without starch or sugar, during the maintenance phase. Make sure you are eating enough. Use healthy fats and dairy products to up your calorie intake if necessary. Drink enough water.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:39 AM   #1226
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Thanks Zipp and Gracie! .

Day 3! Doing good.
Made spicy chicken in crockpot last night and it was delicious!!
Went to the bday party and had veggies and dip when everyone else had cake and ice cream. Almost had a lick of icing when I was sitting to near to it and got that wonderful yummy smell, but I resisted!!!!!

Got a fun new water bottle at Target so I will be making sure I get in my water.

Off to have a shake. Talk to you all later!
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:04 AM   #1227
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Day 4 had a yummy meatloaf last night and veggies.

Its amazing how fast the bloat leaves. I can see a difference in my butt, hips and stomach.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:03 AM   #1228
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Day 5 checkin!!!!! Doing really good. Eating good and going to do a fitness challenge for the day!!!!! Keeping the end result image and goal in mind for the summer. .
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:34 AM   #1229
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OH girl, you are chugging right along! KEEP IT UP!

Do share some of your recipes! You meals sound so good!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:47 AM   #1230
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Sure thing.

Spicy crockpot chicken
Chicken breasts
Franks red hot
Minced garlic
Butter

Use enough red hot to cover the chicken
Cover with minced garlic and 2 tbsps of butter.

So far today I've had
B Atkins shake
L beef stick bites, mozzarella string cheese and 15 almonds.

Dinner is going to be mushroom and cheddar egg omelette and bacon.
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