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Old 10-31-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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I've been contemplating about whether to start a journal or not. After being in a place right now where I'm re-committing to letting go of my 'fat suit' I figure it would be nice to journal my progress/thoughts/feelings. I must admit, I've been a long time lurker of others journal and can testify how it has helped me to not feel alone in what I'm going through.

A little about me, I'm a single mom, 36, of two boys, 7 and soon-to-be 9 (early Dec) yrs old. They definitely keep me busy and my time is revolved around their schedule. Thankfully, their father is involved which does help make it easier for me but the stress of trying to 'make-up' for their father and I not working out and being together, is draining at times. I constantly have to fight feeling guilty over this which has lead to a downward spiral of emotional eating. Especially when we don't get along. It's a constant battle to pray and give it to Him and remember that everything works out in the end. I'm sure I'll get into this later as I continue to journal....

I'm now trying the hhcg diet/Dr. Simeons protocol. I've met a wonderful group of ladies who are very supportive and have had much success doing this thus far. Today began the 2nd day of loading and tomorrow will be the 1st day of vlc. I actually need to get off the computer now and go grocery shopping to prepare. My youngest is also here reminding me that "it's getting late" as he is ready and anxious to go to his school halloween party. So enough for now.....wcbl.

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10/30:197.4 (ugh)
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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LOL...yes, I have. I finally realized that it's something I need right now. Thanks for being supportive.

Disgust...that's one word I really feel right now about how I look. Nothing's worse than pulling out clothes that I wore comfortably just awhile ago and now they're tight! I even got as low as 175 during the summer. But I'm glad I feel this way. Actually, it's what I need to feel right now to do what I need to do. I remember doing the Master Cleanse (aka Lemonade diet) two years ago. Your only intake for the day is this 'cleanse' formula and water. I did this for 26 days and lost 24lbs! I've tried to do this cleanse two other times since then and haven't been successful. I realized that my motivation was different the last two times vs. the initial time. I felt initially what I'm feeling right now and wanted to rid my body of all the junk I'd put into it over the years. I truly did it for the cleanse...I wasn't just doing it to lose weight. That powered me more than I knew. The last two attempts was to just to lose weight. It didn't work. The whole time I was doing it, I kept thinking to myself..I can do Atkins and at least be able to eat just to lose weight. Ha!

I feel again like I need to cleanse my body of all the junk I've put in it. I've been on a war path with my own body, eating emotionally, punishing myself for outside circumstances I sometimes can't control. On the protocol, I'll be able to do that eating primarily veggies, fruit and broiled/grilled meat. Yes!! Control again!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:33 AM   #4
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Ok, I'm at a disbelief right now. I weighed myself and I'm down 3.4lbs since I begin loading!!! I promise I've been eating a lot of high fat, even high sugary foods. I mean I've eaten at Taco Bell, McD's (three times), pizza, cake and ice cream (both nights), oh and last night was not pretty at the halloween party. The only thing I can attribute the weight loss to is that I have been going to the bathroom a lot since beginning the drops. I read where Dr. S. said that it can act as an diuretic but I didn't think that after eating all that food, I would actually lose weight! I did also eat the last of some collard greens my ex-mother-in-law made last night because it was layered in ham (fatty) and I knew I wouldn't be able to eat it after today. That did send me to the bathroom during the night...but 3.4lbs worth?

Anyway, my beginning load weight is 194. Being ambitious to aim to go to a NVT (new virgin territory) of under 170 during this round should I go through Thanksgiving and stop in December. I would really be satisfied though if i get into the low 170's which I haven't seen since early last year.

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Old 11-01-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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Today wasn't easy but it definitely wasn't as hard as it could've been w/o hhcg. Saw DBF (G) today after dropping off the kids at their Dad's. G ordered pizza while watching the games...man, did that pizza smell good!! He asked why I wasn't eating any and I told him that I was on a restricted diet and couldn't eat the toppings off like I normally do when following Atkins. He said ok and tried not to eat directly in front of me...he saw the way I was staring at it. He is very supportive...that's why I him.

Hhcg has been a true diuretic for me today. Curious to see what the scale will show tomorrow...
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:33 AM   #6
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Day 2:Weighed in at 192.4...down 1.6!! Hopefully, I can get out of the 190's by Wednesday. I increased my drops to help with the hunger from 15 to 20..we'll see if that helps. 5lbs in 3 days..I'll take it

Menu for yesterday:

B:Melba toast, apple
S:melba toast
L:veal, spinach
S:1/2 grapefruit
D:chicken breast, mixed salad sprinkled with apple cider vinegar
64oz water

Menu for today:
repeat from yesterday....

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:04 AM   #7
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Ok, I'm at a disbelief right now. I weighed myself and I'm down 3.4lbs since I begin loading!!! I promise I've been eating a lot of high fat, even high sugary foods. I mean I've eaten at Taco Bell, McD's (three times), pizza, cake and ice cream (both nights), oh and last night was not pretty at the halloween party. The only thing I can attribute the weight loss to is that I have been going to the bathroom a lot since beginning the drops. I read where Dr. S. said that it can act as an diuretic but I didn't think that after eating all that food, I would actually lose weight! I did also eat the last of some collard greens my ex-mother-in-law made last night because it was layered in ham (fatty) and I knew I wouldn't be able to eat it after today. That did send me to the bathroom during the night...but 3.4lbs worth?

Anyway, my beginning load weight is 194. Being ambitious to aim to go to a NVT (new virgin territory) of under 170 during this round should I go through Thanksgiving and stop in December. I would really be satisfied though if i get into the low 170's which I haven't seen since early last year.
Congratulations on the 3 pound loss

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #8
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Day 2:Weighed in at 192.4...down 1.6!! Hopefully, I can get out of the 190's by Wednesday. I increased my drops to help with the hunger from 15 to 20..we'll see if that helps. 5lbs in 3 days..I'll take it

Menu for yesterday:

B:Melba toast, apple
S:melba toast
L:veal, spinach
S:1/2 grapefruit
D:chicken breast, mixed salad sprinkled with apple cider vinegar
64oz water

Menu for today:
repeat from yesterday....
Yahoooooo
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #10
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Thanks Loretta and Shirl!!

Loretta~so nice to see you! How's it going? Congrats on your loss too!!

Hope you're having a blessed day as well, Shirl!
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:53 PM   #11
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Today was somewhat easier than yesterday..but still not easy. I know the increased drops definitely helped though, as I know without it, I would've felt worse. It actually gives me a boost of energy. My Splenda intake was still kinda high (had a lot of tea..I don't like to drink it unsweetened) though. I tried the baked apples for a snack tonight. Hope it doesn't cause a stall or gain.
Revised menu:

B: melba toast, apple, coffee
S:melba toast, coffee
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D:spinach, veal cutlets
S:baked apples, sweetened with splenda and cinnamon (very good)
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:28 PM   #12
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Shari I found you spot! It seems you are doing well and I'm glad you started the protocol!
Later lady! I'll check in on you later!
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:16 AM   #13
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Thanks Jan! I'm following your lead.

Happy to report a 2.2lb loss..down to 190.2. I'll be so glad to get out of the 190's for good! The 180's know me too well....we've been friends a looooong time. My average base weight is between 182-187. It's time to end that friendship, I've overstayed my welcome.

Menu: same as yesterday...

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Thanks Jan! I'm following your lead.

Happy to report a 2.2lb loss..down to 190.2. I'll be so glad to get out of the 190's for good! The 180's know me too well....we've been friends a looooong time. My average base weight is between 182-187. It's time to end that friendship, I've overstayed my welcome.

Menu: same as yesterday...
Great Job! 2.2 pound loss WOWI was hoping I had a loss like that this morning but only 1 pound from my steak day. Oh well...... at least a loss.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:16 AM   #15
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Thanks Jan! Yes, a loss is a loss. Take it!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:07 AM   #16
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #17
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Thanks Shirl! I'm following your lead...
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #18
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Thanks Jan! I'm following your lead.

Happy to report a 2.2lb loss..down to 190.2. I'll be so glad to get out of the 190's for good! The 180's know me too well....we've been friends a looooong time. My average base weight is between 182-187. It's time to end that friendship, I've overstayed my welcome.

Menu: same as yesterday...
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Good Job Shari on the -2!
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Thanks Shirl! I'm following your lead...
We're following one another.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #22
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I'm sorry, I meant to thank you both earlier, Gracie and Loretta, for cheering me on! You ladies are the best!

Today was a lot easier than day 1 & 2 which I'm thankful for but I didn't drink my water as planned. I was in meetings throughout the day and didn't want to keep leaving the rooms. We'll see if I can meet mini-goal to get into the 180's tomorrow .
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I'm sorry, I meant to thank you both earlier, Gracie and Loretta, for cheering me on! You ladies are the best!

Today was a lot easier than day 1 & 2 which I'm thankful for but I didn't drink my water as planned. I was in meetings throughout the day and didn't want to keep leaving the rooms. We'll see if I can meet mini-goal to get into the 180's tomorrow .
Glad day 3 was better! I'm so happy you stuck it out, it was really tough the first couple of days for me, heck even the first couple weeks but after a while you find ways to manage.

I wouldn't worry too much about the water. Just do your best. I'm not a water person so I rely on my tea to help me in that area. The potty marathon drives me nuts but I tell myself I'm getting rid of the fat and exercising at the same time. LOL. Great job Shari!

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Day 2:Weighed in at 192.4...down 1.6!! Hopefully, I can get out of the 190's by Wednesday. I increased my drops to help with the hunger from 15 to 20..we'll see if that helps. 5lbs in 3 days..I'll take it

Menu for yesterday:

B:Melba toast, apple
S:melba toast
L:veal, spinach
S:1/2 grapefruit
D:chicken breast, mixed salad sprinkled with apple cider vinegar
64oz water

Menu for today:
repeat from yesterday....
Hey Shari, I was wondering if you have considered moving your melba toast snack to after lunch so you're not having 2 melba toast so close together...

Just a thought...
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:29 PM   #27
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Hey Shari girl...marking my spot to keep up with ya!

YAY Shari has a journal!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:21 AM   #28
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Hey Marly! Yes, I finally have a journal. Please keep coming by .

Tamika~thanks for the suggestion. If I stall, then I'll make sure to move it to later. For now, it helps keep the hunger at bay in the mornings. My body's used to me eating a healthy breakfast which usually keep me full until lunch. Thanks for your prayer...it worked!

Scale said initially 187.6 but when I got back on it three more times, it said 188.4 so I'll take that number. That's a loss of 2lbs! I'm so happy that I'm out of the 190's...I refuse to go back! I know to expect the weight loss ot slow down so I'll take what I can get for now.

Today is my long day at work and I have so much paperwork to catch up on. It's so hard to not come here though when I have a break.

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same as the past two days...I'm not sick of it yet so why rock the boat?

Have a blessed day all!
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Good Morning Shari,

Wahoo on the pounds lost. You are doing awesome. KUTGW and try not to stress over it. I'm here with you all the way cheering you on. That's what keeps us going. You're right it is hard not to come here and take a peak when you're at work. I work from home so I get to peak alot. LOL anyways you have a blessed day and stay the course.
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Hey Marly! Yes, I finally have a journal. Please keep coming by .

Tamika~thanks for the suggestion. If I stall, then I'll make sure to move it to later. For now, it helps keep the hunger at bay in the mornings. My body's used to me eating a healthy breakfast which usually keep me full until lunch. Thanks for your prayer...it worked!

Scale said initially 187.6 but when I got back on it three more times, it said 188.4 so I'll take that number. That's a loss of 2lbs! I'm so happy that I'm out of the 190's...I refuse to go back! I know to expect the weight loss ot slow down so I'll take what I can get for now.

Today is my long day at work and I have so much paperwork to catch up on. It's so hard to not come here though when I have a break.

Menu:
same as the past two days...I'm not sick of it yet so why rock the boat?

Have a blessed day all!
Great you are officially out of the 190's and that's great!
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