Thursday, December 13, 2007

P3 Day 7

Hey all!

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting on my blog.. and especially not being able to read yours! I am crazy busy right now! I don't feel prepared for Christmas AT ALL! I don't even have my tree up, yet! (my daughter isn't very happy with me)

I seem to be stuck at 4 pounds over my last dose weight. I have not deviated or cheated since my "wild weekend", and I just have to have faith that if I continue on my path, the weight will come back off. Frankly, it's the least of my worries right now!

I will try really hard to visit some blogs in the next few days, and see how you all are doing! I miss you guys!!

Oh, and Biz, to answer your comment. I didn't eat stuff unless I really wanted it! And usually a few bites was just enough. Some food tasted completely different, and I was a little bummed about it. I felt like I was grieving my old friends! I just didn't get the same pleasure from it! Now I did eat an entire piece of Chocolate Truffle Tuxedo cake (my birthday cake) and enjoyed every bite :D

Brooke, I am so proud of you and your weekend away! You did awesome!

Ok, I gotta hit the hay... I hope the 4 pounds comes off in the next week, but if it doesn't, I start another round in January!

I hope everyone is doing great, and enjoying this time of year!!

*BIG HUGS* to everyone!



Tuesday, December 11, 2007

P3 Day 5

Hey all!

This is just a quick post to check in!

My weekend away was great! Thanks to everyone and your well wishes, I really appreciate it!

I was NOT a good girl this weekend. It's so weird because I'm usually harder on myself than I could ever be on anyone else, but this weekend I threw all the rules to the wayside (or weighside, if you prefer! ha!). I think that after 2 months of being completely consumed by this diet, I just needed a mental break. I didn't eat in excess of anything, but I ate a little of EVERYTHING.

I don't know how much I am over, because as soon as the Hcg was completely out of my system, TOM decided to make an appearance! I did a steak day yesterday, and I'm going to do an "Atkin's induction" type diet until TOM is gone and I have a better understanding of where I am at. I am guessing that I am about 3 pounds over LDW. The steak day doesn't appear to have done anything.. but then I haven't *gone* yet. Time for some magnesium!

I'll keep you all posted as to how this goes. Hopefully, very soon, I'll be back to my last dose weight, and I can continue on my journey!

I'll try to catch up with everyone later. I hope you are all doing well!!

Cheryl :)

Friday, December 7, 2007

P3 - Day 1!

Starting weight - 267 lbs
Today's weight - 226 lbs (-1 LDW)

Hey all!

I only have time for a super quick post today. I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get ready for my trip tomorrow. Funny how your daughter just NEEDS a certain pair of pants, and they are no where to be found....

I'm not doing so greaton P3.. I can't think of anything to eat, and my stomach is a little upset. I don't know if that's psychological or what. The only thing I really want is a grilled cheese sandwich or some fries! hehe don't worry, I'm not going to eat them!

Anyway, thank you everyone for your advice. I really appreciate the support!! I will do my best to add things in slowly and see what I can handle. I know I don't handle cheese at the best of times, so I think that's going to come a little later. Wish me luck!

Oh and thanks so much to all of you who have signed up for the card exchange! I'll send out the addresses first thing tomorrow. If anyone is still waffling on whether or not to sign up, you have until tomorrow morning to send your address to .

Ok, back to laundry and packing...! If I have time tonight, I'll catch up on everyone's blog, if not, I'll talk to you all on Monday!

*hugs and smooches* love you all!

Cheryl :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Day 58 VLCD - Tomorrow P3!

Round 1
Date started – October 8th, 2007
Starting Weight – 267 lbs
Weight today – 226 lbs (-1lb LDW - last dose weight)
Weight loss today – 1 lb
Weight loss yesterday – 0 lbs
Weight loss since beginning – 41 lbs

Just a reminder that signing up for the Christmas/Holiday card exchange ends tomorrow. I'll send out the addresses on Saturday before I leave! Thanks so much to those of you who decided to sign up. I'm so excited to get Christmas cards from you! (and to send them, too, of course! hehe). If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please read the 2 previous posts and you'll find out all about it! I'm afraid I don't know how to do the "imbed link" thing. I'll have to ask Biz!

Back to the diet...

Tomorrow I dive into the icy cold waters of P3.. or at least that's what it feels like! It is such a bittersweet moment. I'm so ready to have variety in my diet again, but I'm scared that I'm so afraid of food now, that I'll just stop eating. I've already started. I know what to do, and what not to do, but really, it's all just a gamble and trying to figure out what works for you individually.

I remember I did a "planned famine" in high school to raise awareness for the people in Africa. I never found the "no food" rule that hard, but when I did eat again, I threw up and was sick for the rest of the day. I hope that doesn't happen to me. I go out of town on Saturday and Sunday and I'm just going to try to relax and enjoy it! I stress too much about this. Almost 2 months of my life have been spent, almost constantly, focusing on my weight. I need to think of other things!

Anyway, wish me luck on P3!

Oh and Biz, the dentist was ok.. I just don't like going! hehe :) Thanks for asking!


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Holiday Card Exchange

I don't have time to post much this morning, I'm running out the door first thing! I just wanted to let anyone know that if you sign up for the Holiday Card Exchange, I won't be giving your mailing address to anyone you don't already know!!

This Holiday Card Exchange is open to regular HCG bloggers only. You don't have to post on my blog to join, but you do have to post on: Crystal's, Amy's, cb's, Amie's, B's, BB's, Biz's, Lili's, Wendy's, Brooke's or Larbsl's blog and you have to be an HCG blogger yourself. I hope that's not too restricting, but we want this to be a SAFE endeavor. I'm only going to give out addresses to people we know well.

Ok, I'll post more later! Off to the dentist.. ugh.

Cheryl :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Day 56 VLCD - Last Dose Today!

Round 1
Date started – October 8th, 2007
Starting Weight – 267 lbs
Weight today – 227 lbs
Weight loss today – 0.5 lbs
Weight loss yesterday – 2lbs
Weight loss since beginning – 40 lbs

Wednesday night my cable modem blinked it's last blink and quietly passed away. Little did I know then, how hard it would be to replace him!!! The company I get my internet through only rents cable modems now, they don't sell them. I had to wait until yesterday for them to have one ordered in! Ack!! Talk about internet withdrawal!!

In all honestly, I think it was the best thing to happen to me. I was really getting obsessive about the diet, and all the nuances of it. I think the "Big Guy" as I fondly call him, intervened and got me off my computer for a few days. I lost better over the weekend, not thinking about it, than I had worrying and calculating non-stop. I decided to just go the end of the bottle instead of stopping on Friday, as I had originally planned.

I reached my goal of 40 lbs lost, and I'm estatic!! I really didn't think I would make it and was prepared to settle for the late 30's. I'm ready for P3 now (which will start on Friday!) I'm looking forward to some variety in my diet. I want to come back in January with a new sense of purpose.

I'm sorry if I worried you all. Everything is great! I've missed all of you... not the weight loss, or figuring out what works and what doesn't... I missed all of my dear friends that I've made! Thanks for continuing to check in on me and worry about me, it means a lot to know that you care.

I've got a lot of catching up to do! Now, just to warn you, my computer is also acting up and I'm worried it's about to take a header, too... so if I'm not here for a few days, you'll know why! Also, I'm going away for the weekend! It will be great to get away and not be on P2!

I can't believe I stuck to this protocol for 8 weeks (PLUS 2 days of loading!) If anyone out there is reading this, and isn't sure if they can make it through, I'm living proof that you can. It only gets easier, not harder. Just listen to your body and when it tells you that you're done.. you're done. We'll all get there at our own pace!

I re-start P2 on January 6th (loading over the weekend) and I'm going to go for 45 days next time. For the first time, I'll be starting the new year with a weight loss solution instead of a weight loss resolution!

Gotta run! I'll try to catch up on all the blogs soon!!

Cheryl :)

Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange

OH! I wanted to ask you guys if you wanted to do a holiday card exchange? I thought it might be neat to get something in the mail from our Hcg friends? What do you think? If you like the idea and you want to be on the mailing list, email your mailing address to . Let's make the deadline to sign up by Friday. Once I have everyone's mailing address, I'll email out the list to all who are participating. (Just remember that I'm in Canada, so your stamp (and mailing time) might be a little more! )

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Day 50 - VLCD

Round 1
Date started – October 8th, 2007
Starting Weight – 267 lbs
Weight today – 231.5 lbs
Weight loss today – 0.5 lbs
Weight loss yesterday – 0.5 lbs
Weight loss since beginning – 35.5 lbs

Well I'm chipping away at it! I've lost a pound and a half the last three days, and I have literally done nothing but lay in bed... wow. Now that I'm up and about, I'm hoping for a slightly higher number in the next couple of days!

I don't have much to report, today! Life is back to normal, and I'm on the mend. My throat is still killing me, but it's super dry here, too. I didn't drink ANY water yesterday. My stomach was too upset for much of anything. Today I'm doing much better, so that has to be a good sign!

I'm in good spirits today, I think I'm getting excited about decorating for Christmas! I love this time of year. :)

Have a good day, everyone!

Cheryl :)