Weight Progress

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Met an awesome goal today!

So last week I wrote that I was hoping to get below 218 before the 25th.  Today is the 24th and I am sooo happy to report that I not only met that goal I crushed it!  I weighed in today at 217!!  Tomorrow marks 42 days on VLCD (very low calorie day) on phase 2 of the HCG diet.

This diet has been monumental in fixing my health issues and lowering my weight quickly.  I am seeing it work and I am so happy to have found it!

I havent vlogged for almost two weeks... I am such a slacker!  I start phase 3 on Monday and I am excited to see how that goes :)

My husband has started the hcg diet and is doing very well.  I am so proud of how he's doing!

If you have questions dont hesitate to ask!

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Friday, February 18, 2011

One week to go...

So in 7 days I will stop my drops for my first round of phase 3.  I am excited and worried all at the same time.  I find the structure of phase 2 of this diet easy.  i know what I am allowed to have and how much to see results.  I dont know my body well enough yet to know what foods will cause a gain.  I do still see smaller losses after eating cabbage - ugh so terrible because I just love it!  Its okay though - I will just skip it for now.

But!!!  I am soo excited - I have not been able to take my wedding ring off for 4 years now!  I was able to take it off yesterday!  I have been worried since the prongs havent been serviced since I got the new ring 4 years ago.  That is 4 years people!  My ring is a size 7 and at 250 pounds my finger is a size 9... That is a tight fit for sure!  My finger looks rediculous so I have a space saver I bought from Walmart for super cheap until I get mine back. 

I also am finding comfort in knowing I have so many people to rely on for support in the HCG community.  They are all so wonderful.

Until next time,

Love and Health

~Mama T

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Made 25 pounds in 28 VLCD!!

Hey all - I am really not doing much reporting lately but I am updating my weight charts each day.

Today however I reached my first goal!!!  I got to 10% released!  I am so stinking excited.  I have 2 weeks left of this round and I want to make sure to get to a mini goal.  I left this blog vacant last May weighing 218.8... I really want to end this round at or below that.  I am super excited to see that number again and cant wait until I can start my second round!

I hope you all are doing wonderfully :)

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The importance of creating small goals...

So I have really begun to forget all the things that are so important when transforming yourself.  I find myself looking at the huge number still left to go to get to my goal.  It is so intimidating. 

But then I realize my first goal was to reach 10% lost and Im less than 5 pounds away!  My next goal:  onederland!  Next goal:  179 (185 is a big setpoint for me and a regular stopping point in the past)!  After that:  149  and finally 130-135.

If you break it down like little projects it all adds up to the final goal but so much less stressful. 

Here are some key reminders I use to keep from getting overwhelmed.  I hope they can help you too!

1. It takes time and patience no matter what program you are on.

2. Small choices make small successes which over time equal big successes.

3. You did not gain 120 pounds overnight.  Therefore losing it overnight is out of the question.

4. Your journey is BIGGER than the scale!!!

5. Today is just as important as tomorrow and day after that and the day after that.

6. Learn from each day how important your health is and this is not only about losing the extra weight.

7. Remember that small goals are key to your motivation!

8. Communicate with yourself daily and remember the positives and forgive the struggles.  The last thing you need is to beat yourself up!

9. Have a support person - someone who can help you see how far you have really gone.

10. Repeat 1-9 as needed.

I hope this post finds you in better health that yesterday and embracing more love for yourself and the journey you are on than you have felt in previous days.

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Monday, January 31, 2011

A gain... And a win

So today the scale was not kind.  I was up .8.... .8???  really? ugh. I was feeling pretty down about it but its one day - there are more days.  And honestly Im doing really well!  I mean 18.2 pounds in 17 days is nothing to be sad about!  I tweaked protocol a little yesterday and it bit me in the butt.  I guess an extra large cucumber in addition to my regular diet at this point was not cool... LOL

So about my win for today - I put on my size 16 pants for work!  My work shirts are baggy... I am definately releasing some inches!

Super excited about it!

Hoping for a big release tomorrow :)

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Sunday, January 30, 2011

over two weeks in - doing good but a vent anyway

So I'm not a really public person in my personal life.  I have a blog and I even vlog so its sort of a weird way to be.  But in my day to day life I don't share a lot of stuff with people.  I pick and choose who I share what with.  Sometimes because I don't want to hear what they have to say or other times I don't want to have to explain myself.

Now as you know,  I am on the HCG diet.  I am because it was this or gastric bypass for me.  I chose the diet.  Now I don't like to tell everyone I know that this is what I'm doing.  Of course I have to eat in front of other people and when they ask about my food, I simply explain it is for diabetes treatment and they always understand.

If I try to explain the HCG diet and everything it becomes a very complex conversation and most complex conversations are places for opinion.

On the matter of this subject others opinion are mute points.  I am doing this diet for my health and to save my life.  Others don't understand that just losing weight and cutting white bread and pasta aren't cutting it for me anymore.  I have been there, done that and still had out of control blood sugars.

With HCG in less than 2 weeks my sugars came down and into normal range.  Something NO OTHER diet has done for me.  My foot still has neuropathy and its possible I will never have feeling there again but its a "battle scar" and I earned it... It is my fault my health has gotten so bad.

I have a question though - when you are doing something personal like losing weight or anything like that, do you tell a lot of people or just a select few?  Am I weird to blog and vlog to strangers but not share with my personal network?

Anyways - This was just on my mind.

VLCD #16 Total weight released 19#

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I knew it! But its okay :)

So today I lost none and gained none.

I figured it would be that way :)  Its okay Im happy with my loss from yesterday!

Not everything goes the way we hope with our journeys but that is ooookaaaayyy!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

broke my stall


so for the last 3 days i have had very small releases.

it has been ok but someone agrivating at the same time. but today i released 3 pounds!!! woot woot!

i was very excited but then i realized large releases usually mean a couple small ones.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

When you dont get to eat a "great" dinner

I say "Great" because I really don't know other than the RAVE reviews from the family!

I made Apple Sage Pork Loin, 4 Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, and Peach slices.

The family was raving about the dinner which I didnt even get to sample!  LOL

I just sat with them and ate my chicken and brussels sprouts which was also very good but I wouldnt go raving about for the next 20 minutes :)

Im really happy my family had a great dinner and I was happy to share the time with them.  I have promised to make the dinner at least once a month since it was such a big hit!

As for my HCG update I am now down 12.4 pounds and its only Day 8 of VLCD!!  I am amazed :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Love and Health,

~Mama T

Friday, January 21, 2011

Changing relationships...

So I have noticed the last few days I have felt a real shift.  Things are easier... My body is accepting the changes I am making.  I feel less fights with myself when I say no to food now. 

Last night I went to skate night with my kids and they have popcorn and icee drinks there.  I ALWAYS eat the popcorn... I love movie theater style popcorn.  Yesterday I seriously didnt eat one kernal!  I didnt even have to work at it.

I am so excited!

I woke up this morning down a total of 12 pounds. The bar at the top is almost down enough to see my starting weight!   I am thrilled :) 

I also have noticed I seem to forget if I have eaten or taken my drops.  I NEVER forget if I have eaten or need to eat.  That was super weird!  LOL

Another thing... My blood sugar was only 133 this morning!  I am so excited to see my body responding so well.  I feel sooo much better :)

I hope things are going well with everyone!

Love and Health