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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!

Friday, September 26, 2014

the smallest of deviations....shows

Last night I made steak, it was awesome. I had marinated it in cracked pepper, a touch of stevia, ginger and liquid aminos.
Made it with steamed swiss chard.
It was so good, when I was putting it "away", I ate two small peices more.
So probably about 5.5 oz instead of my 3.5
yep no loss today.
No gain either, but you have to stick to protocol for this to work.

And I KNOW that.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Down .6 lb today

Cabbage soup with a bit of cayanne pepper in it worked wonderfully.
Down to 191 this morning.
2 more pounds and I will be in the 180's!!
I realized today, I haven't been in the 180's since I got married...and BC
(before Kids)  my oldest turns 26 next month.

Feeling accomplished today.
Drinking that WATER!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Curried chicken and cabbage soup! P2

So I forgot to take out something to cook for dinner...
I HATE when I do that!
You know that saying, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
That is how I feel when I do that!!

Well not to be daunted and still stick to plan. I microwave defrosted chicken breasts for a little bit.
They were still pretty frozen, but thawed enough to cut with a good knife.
I shredded some green cabbage and put them in a large stock pot. For flavor I chopped up about 2 Tbsp of red onion. I sautéed in just a tiny bit of chicken broth to start. then I added the frozen chicken and 1/4 cup of curry, 1/2 tsp celery seed, a dash of parley flakes, a dash of Adobo seasoning, and some hot pepper flakes. I sautéed stiring continually for a few min.   
I then added 2 to 3 C of fat free chicken broth.
Brought to a boil, then covered and reduced heat. cooked for about 20 min.

Sooooooo yummy!!!
(the hard part was picking out the chicken to weigh out 3 oz!)
I suppose I could have taken the cooked chicken out before adding the Cabbage then made it easier to weigh.
but I did it, then added the broth and cabbage.

Round 2 in 2014 - down 11.4 lbs - 50 lbs total from the start of this journey!

I am doing really well this round,
Except for a short stall.
I am down to 191.6!
BMI says I am overweight and JUST SHY of obese.

I feel fantastic, I don't look OBESE. I took this photo yesterday
Not to bad for 50!  I say BMI can kiss my ass!

I wore this to work yesterday with a black blazer and felt like 100 bucks.
21 more pounds till I reach my goal weight! yay!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Yep, so I have stalled for 2 days, and it could be for a lot of reasons.
The Shiritaki Noodles, or the ground beef.
OR the next night I made fish soup and it was hard to calculate how much I was eating.
I may have had more than I should have.
it was made with dum dum dum.....MIXED VEGETABLES!
Yep I used diced tomatoes, celery, and onions together for the soup.
then added tilapia to the soup.  I put in some hot peppers too.
OMG it was good.
but still at the same weight as Thursday.

Hopefully eating clean today and lots of water will move things along.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some observations today

So one of my observations this round is that the slightest change in dose can really make a difference.
I take a 125 IU dose each day.
I missed my injection on Sunday. not intentionally, last round I skipped Sundays so I could do a longer round and not build up an immunity.
I wasn't going to do that this round. but I thought oh well...
So Monday morning I took 150 IU ...you know to sort of make up for it.
OMG!!! I was starving all day!  and had a bit of a headache.
Lesson learned, MORE is not BETTER!

So Tuesday I went back to 125 IU does in 12.5 cc on the needle.
Perfect. Not hungry, had a pritty good day.

Observation #2.
Shiritaki noodles ...like regular pasta is my weakness I eat a bit more than I should.
That being said, I had no loss this morning after eating them last night.
The ground beef could be a factor as well, and this is why I am glad I JOURNAL.
I will watch my losses. maybe try ground beef again by itself, see if I have no loss again.
It could be that I just ate more than I should have.
Also, I will be watching to see if this is a STALL. Will I lose tomorrow??  TUNE IN TOMORROW!!! LOL.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 7 VLCD

down another lb today that is a total of 10.6 lbs
This round has started off with a bang, I think it is me drinking more water, and NO artificial sweeteners.

Today's plan:
Breakfast: coffee and apple
Lunch: romaine lettuce and 3.5 oz grilled chicken. ACV dressing
Dinner: 90/10 % lean ground beef, onions, spinach and PERHAPS some shirtaki noodles.
We will see how they affect my losses.
Dessert: strawberry "ice cream*"
(* no cream involved see recipe section.)

Edit: decided to add a can of diced tomatoes in tomato sauce, and skip the strawberries.
using the tomato as my "fruit" for dinner.
Here is my lean ground beef, tomato, 1/3 an onion for taste, spinach and shiritaki noodle concoction. it was filling and sooooooo yummy, measured out about 3.5 oz of the meat then added the noodles and sauce separately.
Hubby put cheese over his, but he liked it too.

**EDIT**  Do not eat these in P2!   I will make this again because it tasted great, but not in P2
I stalled for 3 days, and then slow losses. (sad because it was yummy and now I can't have it again till p3 or P4)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Round 2 P2 day 6

Today is the first day with no loss. but I am down 9.6 from first day of VLCD. so no worries.
It could be the smoked turkey from Sunday. or I ate 2 almonds yesterday and didn't remove the skin from my chicken breast. who knows. just sticking perfectly on Plan, I know I will start losing again.

LOVE it!

Today's plan:
Breakfast: coffee, 1 sm apple
Lunch: grilled chicken, mixed green salad
Dinner: scallops sauteed in aminos, and bok choy.
Strawberries and water throughout the day.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 5 down 9.4

Awesome loss for day 5, I know it will level off.
But I am excited. at 193.6, this is the lowest I have been in years. I am totally confident I can get to my goal of 175 - 170 by the end of this round.

Yesterday was a challenge I didn't cook and was out and about, I did salad w/ chicken and an apple for lunch, Dinner we were not home. there was a ton of African food. OMG I wanted it.
But I stuck to the smoked turkey stew which had no oil and and had a fresh tomato and hot pepper base.  it was spicy and very good.
I drank a ton of water and had strawberries when I got home.
Hopefully the salt in the smoked turkey doesn't catch up with me later.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Day 3 VLCD - down 8 lbs

I know this LARGE loss is from me starting loading with TOM on board.
I was up 3 lbs from TOM and gained 4.5 loading. I am down 8 lbs from first day on VLCD.
at 195.4 today. YES!!!

As usual on the 2nd day on HCG and VLCD I got the Detox flu, tired and headachy.
But the upside is that I know I will feel better in a few days. taking a vitamin today and pushing the water.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 1 VLCD! and TOM has left the building!!!

Woot!!! Happy on so many levels.
However this HEADACHE is dimming my enthusiasm.
I am up 6 lbs from LIDW!!! SIX!  I am blaming TOM but he left yesterday, hoping it will drop quickly.  Day one starting at 203 after loading.

Today's plan of attack.
Breakfast: Coffee and Apple
Lunch: Salad w/ grilled chicken
Dinner: Fish and sauted cabbage and onions.
Snack: Strawberries

Tonight's dinner:
Steamed Talapia with herbs and spices over red and green cabbage sautéed in fat free chicken broth.
I use this for the spices:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ROUND 2!!!

So yesterday I basically Loaded with out taking HCG...and I have TOM to blame for my mood and my ravenous appetite.
TODAY I mixed and took my first injection.
SO we are off to the races again!!!

However I am depressed and NOT hungry at all today. I am pushing it and eating more than I really would, hopefully I load well and P2 is a breeze.
I have my FB peeps to help me along. They are fantastic. I wish it was a local group I would love love love to have a once a month face to face with these awesome men and women and give them all a hug!!!

Prepping the HCG

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pumpkin Muffins!

I just realized I never posted photos of my pumpkin muffins in my blog. I have the recipe in the recipe tab. but here is the photos
before baking.

Recipe on recipe page under pumpkin muffins

IT Works!!!

So listening to my body finally works for me.
I was up 1 lb over LIDW, so I upped my water, had a salad with chicken on it for dinner with full fat blue cheese dressing.
I still ate a small bag of almonds as a snack. had lentil soup for lunch and a Lara Bar.
(which is dates, flax-seed, pecans and cashews)
Nothing "diet" but not as much as I usually eat. I ate when I was hungry and cut back a bit for dinner.
I also had about 5 mini Pumpkin cookies I made the other night and show in another post with some almond milk before bed.

I am down to 196.6. which is my last injection day weight.
Stabilizing has been a breeze this round.
I think it is because I have really started to listen to my hunger signs, I don't eat 2 plates just because it tastes good and I am stuffed.  I have a tendency to overeat if I like the flavor of something.
or the consistency....like pudding or Tiramisu.

It only took 50 years to figure that out. geesh!  But I am glad I have, and hopefully can really stick it this time. get to goal of 170 lbs and STAY THERE.
I am a work in progress!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My new favorite Seasoning

Last night I baked fish. I have been using this McCormick spice for a while on chicken last night I put it on my fish and on the cauliflower I was steaming. it was AWESOME.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Here are the photos of my attempt at Cauliflower crust pizza.
The first pohto is my chicken sausage and veggie pizza. The 2nd photo, my husband and son attacked it before I got a photo. it had BBQ chicken and mushrooms on it.
The crust didn't crisp up as much as I would have liked.
We had to eat it with a fork, but it was MEGA TASTY!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pumpkin cookies! P3

Pumpkin cookies with Icing.

I will put recipe on my recipe page.

but tonight Blog is being a bitch and won't let me type it.



sticking totally on P3 plan, eating more than I thought I could and sticking it at 196.
Very happy about this.

My FB group is going to start a 2nd round on Sept 8. It will be officially 21 days on P3 on the 7th so I am going to join them on a new Round. I really want to get to my goal of 175.
I am going to say I can definitely lose 25 - 30 lbs in a 45 day round.

I was getting good at this P3 thing. now I am nervous about starting again. LOL