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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!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all the Vets out there! and remembering and saying a prayer for all the fallen Veterans and their families!

Today having a cookout...darn it if it isn't raining outside right now. it should clear but it is upsetting that 2 days straight it was georgeous out, and the day I am trying to have company over and cookout...it's raining.
Oh well, we will make the best of it. It may turn out to be a cookout/eat-in sort of deal.
I am off to make a nice green salad, and marinate some boneless chicken breasts, as well as make stuff everyone else wants...brownies, pasta salad, and take out the burgers and brats.  :)
Heck even if the weather doesn't cooperate we are going to have really good food. I even got a nice watermelon to cut up.
I am down another lb today. woot!  I am going to try very hard not to un-do the losses. but I am not going to be really strict today, so if I have a gain I am not going to freak out about it.

Last night I pulled out the "Bucket o'clothes" in the basement that said summer stuff, most of it was too small for me....I tried stuff on. and 50 % of it FITS!!! 15% of it goes into the RAG pile because I looked at it and went....WHA? I wore that?! ick!  And about 15% was still too small and 20% is going to the local Boys & Girls club clothes donation bin.
But I now have some "new" shorts to wear today! (does the happy dance)

Have a Fantabulous Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I should listen to my own advice. lol

So this morning down 2 lbs after a 3 day stall.  yep it comes off after a stall, if you JUST STICK TO IT.
It is hard after days of consistancy, about .5 lbs a day...not to be dissappointed to nothing for a few days
But like I tell others. wait, be patient....but the reason most of us are on HCG is because we are those that are NOT patient. if we can't see results, we often give up.
I see it too often. people on sparkpages....following a plan to the letter, ANY plan, but not seeing results, they get discouraged.  Our bodies are stubborn, they LIKE that extra fat. that cushion of saftey.
But we know it is not healthy, not always comfortable.

So we get upset and some people quit. But not me. I am not a quitter!!!
I am sticking to this for 45 days, then 3 weeks of P3 then for LIFE of living healthier and sticking to a plan.
Planning on an excellent day with my Mom today.
Pedicures, shopping then cooking out on the grill, (shrimp on the baaaaabie for me)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Slowing down

So I know I can't lose every day. and I encourage others not to expect it or they will set themselves up for dissappointment.  I KNOW THIS. 
But when my weight loss slows down, it IS dissappointing.
I was hungry today...which is weird. I am usually NEVER hungry on HCG.
I am hoping beyond hope that it is not the batch I got.  I doubt it. I have never had issues with where I get it from. But this one mixed...weird. Like it didn't quite dissolve correctly.

Any how, it could just be the combo of what I have been eating, there were alot less calories in what I had. AND I have been taking a multi-vitamin everyday....and for some reason when I take B vitamins when not on a diet, they make me RAVENOUS! like I could eat everything in site!
so it could be that. I am really hoping I don't have to stop taking them due to hunger.

However I am down to 204.5 and this is GREAT!
I feel fantastic.
My son's are coming over for a cookout this weekend.
I am singing in the choir on Sunday.
I have an appt for my Car to be checked on Tuesday.
It is beautiful outside, and I have Monday off!
Life is pritty damn good.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 14 - Down 11 lbs

So I am doing totally awesome this round. tomorrow I will need to mix a new batch for the next 15 days.
I am hoping I do as well on the next batch.  I could possibly be in ONEderland if I do.
Doing the HAPPY DANCE!
Started at 216, was at 217 after load days, and now down to 205.
My goal is to be at 195 for stabalization, then do another round in August.
OR, and I am just thinking MAYBE, do 15 more days for a total of 45 days.
That would bring me to the end of June.
We are going on a Camping trip and the beach the first week of JULY. So I definately don't want to be on VLCD for that.
If I can lose at least 10 lbs each 15 days...then I would be at 185, which would be the lowest I have been since I had my kids.  and I would be 15 lbs from GOAL.
Being 5'10" my goal weight is 170.

I am trying to do some yoga, but my knees say. NO WAY! I am doing a modified yoga, hopefully when the weight comes off, I can do the actual sitting on the floor!
I am on my WAY!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


So today I noticed I actually FEEL lighter today.  Maybe it is all the clean eating. The fact that I MAKE dinner everynight so we know what is in our food...(I usually did this anyway but with more fat and carbs)
Last night I had Salmon and it was AWESOME, my DH LOVED it.  I put it over steamed broccoli slaw. he had basmati rice with his.  
I am feeling AWESOME, down another .5 lb.
If I can keep this up. I will be the lowest weight I have been in over 10 years and I will be in ONEderland.
I will then stabalize and go for another round after July vacation.
I want to get to my goal of 170 or 165 this time!
Started at 216 this round. currently at 205.5.

Friday, May 20, 2011

down 10 lbs from Day 1 VLCD. yay

down .5 lb today.
Weekend ahead is my challenge.
I MUST behave. I can DO THIS!
My son's are coming for dinner on Sunday and I am stressing singing for the first time in the choir.
so it will be tough, but doable.
I am planning on making a dessert that I don't like. ..maybe Peanut butter cake or pie.
I don't like PB.
But the speghetti and meatballs, or more so the Garlic Bread is going to be tough.
I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I CAN!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Down another lb

I was worried about what I ate yesterday, but this morning I weighed in at 207.
I may show a gain or a stall in the next day or so, my body seems to take a day or 2 to catch up with my actions. 
But I am not sweating the small stuff. I am doing really well, feeling great and releasing pritty steadily.
I feel bad for a friend of mine who is not doing so well on the protocol, her husband knows the plan and cooks for her. so I am wondering if he isn't cooking with a bit of oil or Pam and just not telling her, or if he is making the plate up, is he actually weighing or eyeballing it.
I guess that is why I always cook and weigh my protein. I want to make sure I really am on protocol.
sticking to the 3.5 oz
it is EASY to go over.
Tonight I made a baked apple with apple pie spice and stevia. It was sooooooo good.
I am totally satisfied and not even thinking about food.
Which I used to do all the time.

I have been on sparkpeople to keep track of food and excersize...MAN are they AGAINST HCG!
which is really had to be possitive with. I want to YELL at them, but I try try try not to.
I just keep my page private and when I see my friends being told things that aren't true. or that the HCG plan DOES NOT WORK I have to speak up and say....ummmmm knock knock knock...what do you call what I am experiencing...I used to be 142 lbs....it works. I love it!

enough ranting.
HAVE A Fabulous DAY!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back on Track and down .5 lb.

So I am back on Track, sticking to protocol and I feel great!
I made up a great recipe last night,
I know on Protocol your not supposed to mix veggies but I do at times with no adverse affects. Last night I REALLY mixed it up,
I chopped up 1 tomatoe, 2 stalks of celery, 1 whole red onion, 1/2 a red pepper, 1/2 a yellow pepper, 1 garlic clove and a small bit of cabbage. I sauted them all together with a bit of lemon juice until tender.
The tomatoes and onion released juices so there was enough on med heat to cook everything crisp tender. I added a few tablespoons of water and topped the mixture with 3 filets of tilapia that I had sprinkled with cajun spices, and covered it, turning the heat up a bit.  Now this is not just for ME I was cooking for my husband as well.
I let the fish steam for about 10 min. and viola!
IT WAS SOOOOOOO GOOD. I measured out about 1 cup of veggies and took 3 oz of fish.
My hubby even loved it.  I let him eat what he wanted and then took out 3 oz of fish and some veggies for my lunch today.
Can't wait!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

odd, or maybe not

I am up a lb, I am not recording it on the scale thingy because I know in the next day or so it will come back off.
I think it is the ground beef. I know others have complained that it makes them stall or gain.
I also skipped an injection on Sunday, so it could have something to do with it as well
I KNOW I ate more than 3 oz of beef last night. the chili was so yummie.
So it is NOT odd that I am up a lb.
Today drinking lots of water, and sticking to plan. and see what the day brings for tomorrow's release.
I have found I don't sweat the small stuff.
I did some yoga this morning as well, just to balance myself.

I don't like the fact that I am realizing that as I age I am losing my flexability, and that my Knees now HATE me.   I can't do the Hero position I used to be able to do. It aggrivates me...but I am working around it. I am also hoping that actually doing the yoga will bring back some of the flexability I once had.
Hind site is 20/20, if your younger, remember all the bad things you do to your body...that don't affect you now. WILL catch up with you later. I was a runner when I was in high school and did some pritty bad things to my knees, they are now reminding me of that early damage.
So if anyone younger actually comes across my blog, if you take anything from it...
REMEMBER! Sun damage, joint damage, broken bones and weight...they wait till your over 40 to slap you in the face for it!

I feel great other than my knees today, it is rainy and gloomy but only on the outside, inside I am SMILING and it is a GREAT day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

VLCD 5 down 1.5

For a total of 8 lbs from load day. Wooooooot!!!!
Doing REALLY Well sticking to plan. although today raw almonds were calling me by my first name.
I had ONE. and some more water. I am good.

I was nervous about today's WI because last night I substituted 4 prunes for my normal Apple.
Yes I know Prunes are not on Protocol. but my DH was eating them out of the can and they smelled yummie so I had them.
No adverse affect. YAY!  I am not going to push my luck though, since I know dried fruit has more sugar than regular fruits.

I made chli last night, it was so good I could have eaten the entire pan. But I had my portion and was satisfied. Which just goes to show, you don't NEED what you WANT.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Down another 1.5

I really hate...haters.  People who go onto my site or those of other HCG'ers and either put them down or spout off as to how HORRIBLE the HCG diet is.
Lets see I started out at 243 lbs. Today I weighed in at 210.
And a goal of 170.
I am doing great, FEEL awesome. So why do people have to be such downers.
But in the long run I have great support, and a hubby who is behind me 100%. Whether I lose weight or not.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 3 VLCD

This morning I was down 5 lbs from start. VERY happy. I am doing well sticking to plan.
Weekends are hard, I am not as diciplined.
I made chicken soup. it has loads of veggies and not just one..but all are on plan.
I am hoping this doesn't make too much of a difference.

Will put in measurements soon.
:)  Happy SATURDAY!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I'mmmmmm Baaaaack!

So yeah my scale was acting fluky, so I got a new one.
I am UP and I know why, completely flaked on everything I know.
After I got married, I had Honeymoon, Valentine's Day, Easter, My Birthday, My son's 21's Birthday, and Mothers Day. and not ONCE did I make smart choices. You see I am taking all the blame on this.
Because I know WHY I am up. But I will not beat myself up.
I am back on track, I have a new dose of HCG and starting ANEW!
Today is day 1 of Loading. I can only hope that I do as well on this round as I did the first round.
My goal is 30 lbs in 40 days.
But I will take what ever I get.
I also purchased a yoga DVD for beginners.
I'm back on TRACK.

I'mmmm Baaaaaaaack!

Yep time for