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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!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

yay finally started releasing again

down 1 lb!  I'm hungry today. this is odd. I am usually NOT hungry on HCG, going to up the dose tomorrow. tummy is actually grumbling. but it is LUNCH TIME.
I have a nice salad with homemade ACV/dijon dressing. And grilled chix.
Of course tomorrow will be hard, meeting a friend for dinner at a sushi place.  I can get Shashimi which is without rice. but the DRINK I will want with it is what is going to kill me.
I may do HALF an apple day to make up for it, and HAVE the saki.

Today's Plan:
Brkfst: apple w/ cinnamon & stevia, Blk cinnamon coffee
Lunch: Lettuce & red peppers, with grilled chicken and mustard dressing.
Dinner: ?  Maybe shrimp & cabbage stir-fry. strawberries w/ stevia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NADA! no loss

I may be in a stall, or I may just not be following plan.
I find when I am uncertain or depressed about everything else in my life. I tend to make bad choices.
Last night I didn't weigh my steak, and I KNOW I ate more than 3 oz. I was hungry. or thought I was.
so no loss, but no gain.
So I can't decide if I am going to do an apple day, or if I am just going to stick to the plan and see how tomorrow's WI goes.

Today's Plan???
Apple day...or
Brkfst: Apple w/ cinnamon & blk Coffee
Lunch: lettuce, ACV & grilled chicken
Dinner: ? Fish, & Asparagus, strawberries w/ stevia

no loss - hmmm

I might be in a stall, I might do an apple day. Or maybe a HALF apple day. Apples till dinner?
I did eat more steak than I should have last night, didn't weigh. so it is mostly my fault.
Havn't decided yet. Maybe just stick to plan and see how tomorrow's W.I goes.

I am really on the emotional roller coaster this week. When I am really motivated I do so well, but when I doubt other things in my life. I tend to wane on the lax side of things.

Today's Plan:
Apple day?
or Brkfst: Apple, coffee blk.
Lunch: lettuce, grilled chicken, ACV
Dinner: Fish, asparagus

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BLARG!!!! needing moral support

So.... I have no support system this time, and it sux. I need that Rooting committee once in a while. Like now.
Having a TERRIBLE day. Arguing...no FIGHTING with hubby, stupid everyday married stuff, but it turned into a bring up old stuff and start screaming sort of Fight. I feel like I want to throw in the towel on everything in my life. including my healtier me. I know this is temporary, but right now I want pudding...with whipped cream. ...I got...cinnamon flavored black coffee. (small victory I guess)
But well, if you're an emotional eater...you know how I feel.

So the plan fell apart at the Pampered Chef party and I ate stuff I shouldn't. Then I babysat Tyler, he's 4. and I didn't make good choices there either. (peanut butter on celery) good for him, not so good for HCG diet. And some almonds. also good for him, not good for my plan.

so I was up 4 lbs!!! FOUR!
I am back down 3 but DANG!!! HCG is ruthless when you cheat...so if you read my blog, and your on HCG...DON'T CHEAT!!!

Today down to 204.5
today's plan:
Brkfst: Apple w/ stevia & cinnamon
Lunch: lettuce, & cherry tomatoes w/ fish
Snack: black cinnamon coffee.
Dinner: Asparagus, & steak - strawberries & stevia.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 6 of the VLCD - P2 Round 3 -

Released 2 lbs this AM! doing the HAPPY dance. 
So from the first injection date I was at 211.0 
loading brought me up to 214.0  now I am back down to 203.5.
That's 7.5 from the start! Love it.
Going to have a hard time today, going to a Pampered chef party.
They always have you try food prepared on their products. Going to eat before I go, and bring seltzer water.

So my PLAN for today: lets hope I can stick with it:
Brkfst: Apple w/stevia & cinnamon, black coffee
Lunch: grilled fish w steamed swiss chard & celery
Dinner: ??  If I don't eat at the party...baked chicken and salad. Apple.

Friday, February 18, 2011

TGIF!!! 3 day weekend! P2R3 Day 6

Down another 1.5 lbs. woot!  a bit hungry this morning, even after my apple w/ stevia & cinnamon, drinking lots of water though. HURRY UP LUNCHTIME!!!
stomach actually growled a bit ago. I will stick with the current 125 IU does until next week, and if I am still hungry, I am going to up to 150 IU.
I wasn't hungry for either rounds 1 or 2.
Still I am happy with my results so far, so no complaints. Made my own dressing for a salad last night:
2 T ACV, 2 T dijon mustard (no sugar added), a dash of sea salt, 2 dashes of pepper, garlic powder, & oregano. mixed well. Very tasty!

Today's plan: \
Brkfst: apple w/stevia & cinnamon. Black coffee
Lunch: chicken breast(stir-fried w/fat free chix broth) over lettuce, cucumber salad w/dressing (above) melba
Dinner: Fish grilled, sauted Swiss chard w/red onion, melba toast, strawberries w/Truvia

Thursday, February 17, 2011

P2R3 - VLCD- Day 3 - Released another 2 lb.

Loving it!  so I am back on track, down to 207.
I really need a plan for P3, I did so well the first round, and so badly the 2nd round.
So that is in the back of my mind.  But it is only day 5 of the P2, so I shouldn't get ahead of myself.
I find if I don't eat as soon as I start to feel a little hungry..like today. I am hungry after I eat as well.
Today I was too busy to eat at 12:00 like I usually do. And now I have finished off my asparagus and fish. And still want more. It could also be because it was not the best fish I have ever made, I ate it because it was there, not because I was enjoying it. :(   it was way too dry.
lessons learned.
I have learned so much about myself from being on this plan.
Here are a few:
  1. I think I am hungry when I am thirsty, or over tired.
  2. I think I am hungry when I am not satisfied by what I eat.
  3. I tend to eat when I am bored.
  4. I overeat at parties.
What have I done to fix this?
  1. I think before I eat...am I really HUNGRY??   This works for 1, 2 & 3.  
  2. I drink a big glass of water before I start to make dinner or ordering something to eat.
  3. If I catch myself looking for a snack and KNOW I am not hungry I try to find something to do (read a book, do 1 of the 10 crafts I have laying around unfinished, clean up my room.)
  4. I try to eat before going to a big party, and always bring seltzer water or water w/lemon with me. In case the host does not have low-cal drinks. Also selzer w/ a lime can stop the sabatours who try to give me an alcoholic drink when I don't want one.
And what is it with friends that get mad at you when you don't drink with them. WHY can't I have water with lemon to your beer/wine/cocktail?? 
And with friends that don't like it when you diet. I have had friends load up a plate for me right after I have told them I am watching my caloric intake.  ???  These are people that I know are not jelous (because they are georgeous) or threatened by me. These are naturally thin people.   I understand the friend that also needs to lose weight doing this to me...but I don't tell them what NOT to eat, why do they feel they have the right to tell me not to diet.   I have stopped explaining what I am doing, and I NEVER tell anyone I am on HCG or on a diet unless they TRULEY want to know HOW I am losing weight.
Latley when people tell me I am crazy...I don't need a diet!! I tell them it is not a diet. it is a healthy eating plan.   That I don't want to wait till I'm 50 to try to lose weight, I want to enjoy how I feel. And eating healthier food is going to not only keep me at a healthy weight but keep me from having heart, liver and other problems later in life.
Wow, that was quite a rant.  :)   I want to end by saying I feel GREAT! this round I am already down 7 lbs.
I wish everyone could feel like this. - Mentally lighter, Happy, Accomplished, and like I have a Destination to my everyday journey.

Today's Plan:
Brkfst: Apple w/stevia & cinnamon, black vanilla coffee.
Lunch: grilled Fish w/ crushed melba, asparagus (steamed)
Dinner: Chicken thigh (skin & bone removed) Lettuce, w. sliced cucumber. melba toast. Strawberries w/ stevia

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

R3P2-Day2-VLCD -4.5 lbs

Down 4.5 lbs!  I know it is the first loss and it is usually bigger than most, but I am thrilled!
I'm on my way!!! However...
A monkey wrench thrown into best laid plans today. We are taking a co-worker out for lunch.
Chineese. blarg! I am hoping they still serve sushi, I will get the kind without rice, and get some veggies on the side.  going to eyeball about 3 oz and stay away from everything else except tea.  (brought my stevia with me, and also have liquid aminos here at work) so it should turn out all right. (crosses fingers)

Today's Plan:
Brkfst: Coffee black, apple
Lunch: Sashimi, daikon, steamed veggies
Dinner: chicken, stir fried w/ fat free chix broth & spinach, Apple

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

P2- D3 VLCD D1 -

The Gorging put me up to 214. whoe. I guess I did it too well. ha.
But I am not upset because I know this will come right back off. 
I had forgotten how much I LOVE my George Forman Grill. no oil or cooking spray needed.
I put some liquid aminos on my chicken and grilled it, and it is awesome!
A little oregano and basil in my lettuce and it was a great lunch.
Glad to be back on PLAN.

Brkfst: black cinnamon coffee, strawberries w/stevia
Lunch: lettuce, oregano, basil, lemon juice & ACV topped with grilled chicken, and 1 melba toast
Dinner: Saute'd cabbage w/ fat free chicken broth, grilled fish, 1 melba toast, and 1 apple.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Phase 2 -Here I am!! Round 3!

Well Round 2 was a waste of time. I didn't commit, and when I got to Phase 3 I simply stopped planning. And you know what they say about people to don't plan.  Yep I planned to FAIL and gained all the weight I lost in round 2 back.   I didn't take the time to introduce carbs back slowly I just jumped into an eating binge with both feet.   Luckily I had only lost 10 lbs in round 2.

I have learned a valuable lesson. there REALLY IS a method to Dr. Simeon's Plan. It worked so well the first round. But I was so gung ho and empowed for Phase 2, 3, and 4 that time. Round 2 not so much.

So here I am starting Round 3. This time I am motivated, ready and have a plan.   I am committed to staying on target and following the plan to the letter. I have re-read Pounds and Inches!
ONEderland...here I come!
Load day today. I have some of my favorites for Valentines Day. (apple pastry, Lasagna, Tiramisu, Prime Rib and Chocolate cake)    Since I will be staying away from those for a while. I have also planned on buying some gluten free products for Phase 3 & 4 and will TRY TRY TRY to really start avoiding white flour and sugar for the rest of my life.  I know you can't always avoid these things. But I am going to really start a better eating lifestyle.
Mainly because I feel so GREAT when I am on the VLCD. And I am sure it is because of the no flour and sugar.

So AWAY we go....Load Day 2. Phase 2 Round 3.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blog please forgive me for neglecting you and myself!

Ok so I went on a binge, for 1 month I have eaten nothing but CRAP, and I actually feel awefull too.
So that, if anything, taught me my body really doesn't like having free reign to eat anything!
Superbowl especially was bad, chips dip, stuffed mushrooms, chili w/cheese and corn chips, hummus and pita bread...not a veggie in sight! blah.

I have gone to the gym a few times. but nothing near what I should have with the stuff I was eating.
SOOOOO, that being said, I was going to try to get back to my LID weight before starting another round. But why torture myself. I am just going to get back on track, Load on Sunday and Monday and jump in with both feet on Tuesday.

This will be my Valentines day gift to myself. HCG and VLCD!  I loved the way I felt on the Phase 2. My digestive system was in sync, and I really FELT GREAT. So I can't wait to get back on it.

Skinny me by this summer is my goal. short term goal, get back to ONEderland!