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Oxford, Massachusetts,, United States
Hi, My name is Kimberly. I decided to blog about my journey to a healthy me. At present I am 50 yo, I weigh about 225 lb (edit...down to 185) I am 5' 10" tall; Re-married Mom of 2 wonderful "boys" (24& 25). I work as an executive assistant, have a fabulous Husband and life would be perfect if I could just learn to budget, get my bills paid and reduce my size by about 60 (edit: 20 more) lb!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Up again. 3 lbs

Doing SORT OF a protein day. I did have a salad and soup for lunch.  If I am still up tomorrow I will do another steak day. or a full protein day. P3 is HARD. I know it is because I ate some pasta.
But I was tired of NO carbs  with my chicken parm.  so I am paying for it...it is not unexpected.
So I guess that makes it manageable.

Still at 209 I am happy. my clothes fit so much better. or they are loose.
I am wearing things that I had to put away. and this makes me smile.
tonight I have no clue what we are having for dinner. I think I have cabbage and Keilbasa in the house. so I guess stir fry it is. LOL
I don't have the cash to order out or I would just get a big salad, and a chicken from Market Basket.
*sigh* sore throat again this morning. Hoping to stave it off with hot water and salt water gargling.

It is HARD to be on P3 right now. there are my fav. Reeses PB cups out at just about every desk I pass at work. And twizzlers. ugh.   doing well at resisting them. but I think I heard them calling me by my first name today~!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Baking day!

I forgot to weigh in this morning. I think I am good. yesterday I was at 207 which is 1 lb up.
Today I am making the recipe I found for cream cheese danish...they were a little flat and Meh. Will try it again. I don't think I whipped the egg whites stiff enough.
The Pumpkin muffins were FANTASTIC, my son loves them.
then made almond cookies. they were more like crackers than cookies I might try adding honey or more truvia next time. Not bad. just not what I thought they would be.
And last made some more coffee cake bread. very yummy with oregano and sprinkled with rosemary before cooking, made it sort of like a foccachia bread. made a sandwich with it. yum.
Tonight I will be baking chicken with green beans and mashed cauliflower.

I put some of the recipes on this page. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spoke too soon! Up 2.5 lbs.

Ok didn't blog the last few days...let me catch up. When I did a protein day...I got totally depressed on Tuesday...and Ate Pizza and ice cream. I got that JUST DON'T CARE depression. I am going to have to work on that.  I know this.  I was up 4 lbs yesterday. But I went to the Gym and worked out and ate sensibly. 20 min on Eliptical, and 15 min doing squats, sit-ups and leg excersizes.  down to only 2.5 over LID.
Today I am cold, my office is freezing. Which makes me crave food. I am resisting. Had 1/2 grapefruit and 1 hard boiled egg for breakfast with coffee.  It is only 11 and I am starving. So I had an apple.  I brought my lunch so I will avoid eating something warming and bad for me. Last night we had steak and I made "noodles" out of zuccini. I made "mac" and cheese with them for lunch today with left over steak (about 3.5 oz) And will eat something sensable for dinner. Probably sauted veggies in veg broth and shrimp.
Then will hit the gym again tomorrow.   hoping to make some nice vegetable soup as comfort food for tomorrow.
Keeping fingers crossed to get back to 206 before the weekend.

Monday, October 18, 2010

P3D7 - holding steady at 206

Yesterday was really busy, and we ate a late breakfast of turkey bacon omlet, with mushrooms, onions and cheese. so very yummie. but going to have to find a new brand this one had sugar in it.
Had dinner OUT. for the first time since starting on HCG. They had a low carb menu at 99. I had the steak topped w/blue cheese, brocolli and grilled tomoto. it was very good!
Then went to the movies. All in All Sunday was a great day!
Today is the first time I have gone to the gym. I am exausted. I think I did too much leg work, and squats because my legs are so sore. I am going to try making P3 Almond Cookies. still need to find vanilla Whey.
The Mock Beef-a-roni was GREAT! 

Today's plan:
  • Brkfst: Coffee, Greek Pomagranate Yogurt
  • Lunch: Vegetable soup, Salad, Grilled chicken, chick peas, cheddar cheese, & marinated mushrooms
  • Dinner: TBD
  • Snack: Apple

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Too busy yesterday to blog, catching up today

So yesterday morning I was up almost 3 lb over LWD.
So I planned on doing a steak day. OMG I was so hungry at 1:30 and had a headache, was drinking tons of water but it didn't help. So I hate the inside of a roast beef wrap. 2 slices roast beef, 1 slice cheese and some lettuce. I helped alot.
Dinner was a BIG steak and an apple.  a little bit of chocolate delight.
This morning back down to only .5 lb over LWD. (206.5) yay!
Will be more careful with what I eat today.
I made coffee cup bread, I will put that on my recipe tab later.
had half of it with some cream cheese and I liked it.
However, it is rather small to use as bread for a sandwich like some people have stated they do.
I may make it in a small bowl if I make it for sandwiches.
It was tasty, but need one without cinnamon if I am going to eat as bread.
OH and an update on the cauliflower pizza crust. it was great. It was the macadamia nuts I had too many of I think that contributed to the additional lb up.  And Large breakfast.

I have a recipe for Mock Beefaroni, using eggplant as "noodles" I am going to substitute Ground Turkey  though.

Today's plan
  • Brkfst: coffee, coffee cup bread
  • Lunch: Mock Beefaroni
  • Dinner: very busy today, at lunch at 4 pm. so no dinner.
  • Snack: Apple, choc delight.

Too busy yesterday to blog, catching up today

So yesterday I was up almost 3 lbs from LWD. so I did a steak day.
Wow not eating all day is hard, at about 1:00 I was so hungry I ate 1 slice of roast beef, a slice of cheese, and some lettuce.   Then for dinner a BIG steak and an apple.
All is good back down to only .5 over LWD. yay.
This morning I made coffee cup bread. it was good with some cream cheese on it.
I think I am making mock Beefaroni for lunch. basically using ground turkey and making "noodles" out of eggplant. 
Also going to go for a walk today to get in some excersize.
Today's plan:
  • brkfst: 2 slices coffee cup bread
  • Lunch: Mock beefaroni
  • Dinner: not sure yet. TBD.
  • snack: Apple

Thursday, October 14, 2010

P3D3 - up almost 2 lb

but not quite, AND I ate 2 bites of mashed potatoes. (bad kim!)  and I got carried away with almonds. Probably ate a good handFULL. 
Today drinking more water and Tea.  Hopefully that will even it back down. but I need to start at the Gym!
Will try to get there tomorrow. or at least go for a walk.
Going to grocery to get some flaxseed meal or coconut flour so I can make stuff like coffee cup "bread"
And also cauliflower, so i can make cauliflower crust Pizza.

Today's Plan:
  • Breakfast: 1 c grapefruit sections, 2 hardboiled eggs, coffee
  • Lunch: 2 C greens, red onion, 6 oz salmon, feta cheese, cherry tomatos, mushrooms (dressing on the side, olive oil and spices, possible sugar)
  • Dinner: cauliflower Crust; steak & cheese Pizza
  • Snack: Apple

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

P3D1 (-30) 206

Last night I ate a handfull of almonds, and they were fabulous. I figured I was close enough to the 1st day of P3 to have them. They may have had some sugar on them, but I am still at 206 this morning. hopefully it will not affect my stabalization. Today I am ordering Breakfast with my coffee.
I got greek yogurt then realized yogurt is not on P3 but P4. So I went back and got a whole egg omlet, with cheese, mushrooms and ham. (probably should have skipped the ham- salt possible sugar)
But it was YUMMIE.
I miss toast, but am going to try making whoopsie bread or coffee cup bread tonight.
need to go to the grocery to get things for P3. Can't wait to have avacados and Hummus.
Today's plan:
  • Brkfst: Omelet - olive oil, eggs, 1/4 c ham, 2 slices cheese, 1/4 c mushrooms - coffee
  • Lunch: Salad, marinated mushrooms, chicken, wine vinegar
  • Dinner: spinach, whoopsie bread, steak,
  • Snack: baked apple
  • Edited: didn't make the whoopsie bread. Ate 2 bites of mashed potato. made sauted (in coconut oil) cabbabe, onion & spinach. And for snack, I had a handfull of almonds.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

P2 ending headed to P3 at -30lbs

So I am not sure if I am still in P2 untill I stop the VLCD or not.
but I stopped taking HCG on Sunday. Today will be my 3rd day with no injection and my last day on the VLCD.
I am hungry today so I know I have it out of my system, but will follow protocol till the end of the day.
Can't wait to try making cauliflower pizza crust.  :)
looking forward to adding foods this week.
Hopefully I will stay at 206.  Then on round 2 try to lose 30 more lbs.!
This has been GREAT! I also hope I continue to feel as awesome as I did during P2.
Also going to try to stick to a gluten free diet from now on. I am not going to kill myself avoiding carbs, but cooking lighter will be better for everyone in my family. so I will be going shopping for Flaxseed meal and coconut flour. And see how well we do with it. I have already gotten the coconut oil to cook with.

Today's Plan:
  • Brkfst: Coffee
  • Lunch: Salad, chicken, and an apple
  • Dinner: sauted spinach, fish
  • Snack: Strawberries

Monday, October 11, 2010

P3 here I come! P2D45 (-30) Not too shabby

I would love to have been on HCG for 40 days and lost 40 lbs. but 30 lbs is nothing to turn up my nose at!
Yesterday was last Saturday was last HCG injection.
staying on VLCD till the end of Tuesday. Wednesday will start my journey on P3.
I am ready. I think 40 days on the VLCD is too long.
I would do shorter rounds next time.
Not because I was hungry...but because I missed other foods.
I got bored and cheated. and that lowered my motivation.
I wanted to taste other things, and my son's ice cream was too much to watch!!! lol
Looking forward to stabalizing, then eating other foods and keeping to this weight.
Which today is at 206. if I can do as well on my second round I will be THRILLED!
  • Brkfst: apple & Coffee
  • Lunch: Shrimp & baby spinach salad w/ACV
  • Dinner: grilled chicken & sauted Cabbage
  • Snack: Apple (2 bites of gravel crunch)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

This morning I was at 205.5!

I did an apple day yesterday. I am hoping I can keep that off. My last apple day 1 lb came back the next day.
I would love to be at 205 to end this 1st round that would mean a 30 lb loss.

I went and bought new work out pants because my others were falling off, and when I start P3 I would like to start doing yoga or something to tighten up my abs.  So after finding some really cute yoga pants and nice shirt, it was so nice out I convinced my love to go for a nice walk with me. We took my mom's dog Baxter and had a nice 1.5 mile walk. it was great! 

Came home and made homemade spaghetti sauce, some meatballs and a spinach lasagna for the BF and my sons for tomorrow since I will be working all day. So they will have a choice of making meatball subs or having the lasagna. Knowing my boys.(all 6'1" of them) they will choose both. LOL I wish I could eat like them and never gain an oz.

Feeling great today. Tasted the sauce, but made with NO oil or sugar and 98% lean ground beef, so I should be all good.
Today's plan:
  • Brkfst: Coffee
  • Lunch: 3.5 oz ground beef, onion garlic & yellow pepper sauted together w/1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Dinner: fish and steamed asparagus
  • Snack: apple

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Down another .5...I think.

Odd that when I weighed in after waking I was up 2 lb. then took my shower and weighed again down .5
I am taking the lower weight.  :)  Forgot to take my injection this morning. so going to take a 1/2 dose when I get home from work before going to my 2nd job.
Hopking this does not throw me off, since I only have 1 week left to go.
Want to get as low as I can before starting P3.

I also want to start some sort of excersize soon, I find I am weak going up a flight of stairs, mainly because I just don't work out anymore. will start something slow.  maybe yoga and taking the stairs at work more.

Today's Plan:
  • Brkfst: 1 cup grapefruit peices w/ stevia, Coffee
  • Lunch: grilled chicken w/chili powder and LA, lettuce w/ACV & spices
  • Dinner: Grilled shrimp & tomato & cucumber salad
  • snack: Apple slices

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

P2D40 - 28.5 lb Released.

I am very excited about my apple day. worked like a charm. - 4 lbs!
I wish I had done this after my very first stall that lasted for 4 days.
My advise to anyone reading this. if you KNOW you cheated...don't wait for the stall...do an apple day.
It was easy, I wasn't hungry, AND I only ate 4 of the apples out of the 6 I was allowed. 

I do get discouraged when I think that I SHOULD have lost 40 lbs by the 40th day. But you know what. I feel absolutley fantastic. And I will take the 28 lbs I have lost
I am almost to 30 lbs. I havn't been this low in weight in years, even on Weight Watchers!
I have NO acid reflux. No bloated gassy feelings. in fact I have no gas at all!

Today I put on a really cute little suit I bought years ago for an interview. I only wore it once because it was just too tight, and never wore it to the interview.
I don't know why I bought it if it was tight to begin with.  It is still in style. One of those classic skirt and jacket type suits. I pulled it out of the BACK of the closet and tried it on today. It looks GREAT.
Since I work in an office I have to wear business type clothes and this is perfect.

I don't understand why so many people are afraid to take HCG. I have a friend who is diabetic, and needs to lose weight. She talks about joining WW or going to the gym, but doesn't. I tell her how EASY this was. but she googled the side affects of HCG and won't take it. I told her have you googled the side affects of the Pill?  it is basically the same risks, yet tons of women, including me take those. 
And what about smokers...look at those risks, and yet people still smoke...not that I am condoning smoking in any way. But what I am saying is EVERYTHING has some sort of risk. Heck, a few years back they were convinced that HAMBURGER raised your risk of cancer.   Have people stopped eating hamburger? nope.   I wish someone had told me about HCG years ago. I could have saved my money on WW, and the Oprah cookbook, and the other diet books and pills I wasted my money on.

Ok I guess this is a longer post than anticipated. I just LOVE that this is working! 

Today's Plan:
  • Brkfst: Pumpkin Coffee, Strawberries, stevia
  • Lunch: Shrimp, mixed lettuce, ACV, lemon & basil
  • Dinner: Steak, cabbage, apple.

Monday, October 4, 2010

So I found I have Some willpower, just not ALOT of will power.

We went to the Big E on Sunday. And I resisted the Giant Cream puff, and the HUGE baked potato.
But I didn't resist "helping" my nephew clean up his ice cream cone when it was dripping all over; and I did give in to some kettle corn. I didn't really see anything on plan when it was lunch time and I was getting a little hungry so I had a shish-ka-bob on a stick, which might have been more then 3 oz of meat. And I had a diet soda.
Then when we got home and it was time to make dinner I caved in and had a corn on the cob that I had grilled outside, and a small helping of rice and beans.

So now I am up 1.5 lb. NOT as bad as I thought it might be.
AND I forgot to take my injection today. grrrrr. (that is what rushing will get you)
I am doing an apple day to see if I can get back on Track. I will not throw in the towel though. Getting back on the horse as they say and will deal with my indiscressions. Heck we can't be Good ALL THE TIME!!!
Forgot about the not having to drink as much water on an apple day, but have only drank 2 -8 oz bottles so far, so going to quit now.

Hoping this reverses my cheat. and I may take a walk tonight as well.
Keeping fingers crossed.

Today's Plan:
6 apples as needed for hunger.

Friday, October 1, 2010

cheated? Kind of

So today I am up .5 lb. I decided I didn't want asparagus last night. I work 2 jobs and when I got home, I didn't feel like cooking before heading off to 2nd job. so I ate 3oz of the pot roast from the crock pot and then had some of the pearl onions and parsnips and maybe 2 chunks of carrot. I know parsnips and carrots are not on Protocol but really I ate 2 1" chunks. of each.  and a 1/2" chunk of potato.
This protocol is SOOOOO unforgiving. But I was rushing. oh well .5 is NOT bad!
And it will come back off. I have to keep the possitive in my life not dwell on the negative.
BF woke up feeling gross this morning.
I REFUSE to be sick this weekend. I have the entire weekend off from BOTH jobs!

Still stressing about the State Fair on Sunday. but I am going to pack a back pack with some protein (grilled chicken maybe?) and celery sticks and apples. and HOPEFULLY not have a stall.  and can resist the stuff I miss. I think if this were earlier in my HCG journey I would have no problem, but it is my 35 day. and it is getting old fast. I have done great. but I miss eating regular foods.
So this is why it will be harder.

going to drink LOTS of water and maybe bring some tea in  a travel mug.

Today is the first day I have been sort of depressed on this protocol. I Physically feel GREAT.
but mentally I am tired and blue. I want to crawl back in bed and sleep all day.
Of course it has been typhoon type weather for the past 2 days, so I am sure that has alot to do with it.
Rain is supposed to stop later today, but stay cloudy and overcast thru Sunday.
Today's Plan:
  • Brkfst: Pumpkin flavored black coffee, Strawberries w/Stevia
  • Lunch: 1 hard boiled egg, 2 hard boiled egg whites, salad, red wine vinegar
  • Dinner: Asparagus, Pot Roast
  • Snack: baked apple.