Thursday, October 11, 2007

Day 3 VLCD (First Round) & Questions

(sorry about the big spaces - blogger's acting funny)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2

Yesterday: 176.0

Today: 173.8

2.2 lb. Lost Overnight

6.4 lb Lost Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07

Average Weight Release Per Day: 2.13 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8

Yesterday: 244.0

Today: 240.0

4 lb. Lost Overnight

8.8 lb. Lost Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07

Average Weight Release Per Day: 2.93 lb.

Amie's Menu:

Breakfast: Water

Lunch: 100g Cod cooked in one capful of lemon juice (is that legal, or do I have to actually squeeze a lemon??) and a little water - I use a small frying pan. I seasoned it with fresh ground pepper, a few shakes of salt, oregano, basil and garlic (of course!). Like last night, I ripped up a few cabbage leaves (seasoned with basil, salt and pepper - there was still some garlic in the pan), added enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and cooked them about 8 minutes. Very good! Also 1 piece of Melba toast.

Dinner: More cod and Melba toast. :P We have to go shopping. I cut it into little pieces and cooked it my pan with a little water, diced tomato, salt/pepper and basil.
Snack: Apple

Eddie's Menu: (Sorry for the lack of detail. He rattles it off and I type it in.)
Breakfast: apple and coffee
Lunch: steak, greens, tomato, Melba toast (yes, I know - two veggies)
Dinner: cod, tomato, Melba toast
Snack: orange

Still hungry today, but nothing terrible. I'm considering upping our dose, but honestly am not sure how to do that. Energy has been pretty good, and I've been downing a good amount of Yerba Mate tea at work just for the little extra pick-me-up. I feel a *little* woosy before/during meals sometimes, but I figure that's par for the course. Overall, not too shabby.

We've come up with a couple of questions, if y'all don't mind...

1) How do you measure your veggies? One tomato is easy enough, but how do you know how much of your greens, cabbage, celery, radishes, onion, etc. to use without going over?

2)How do I keep track of my calories? I tried FitDay, but I must be some kind of nitwit because I can't figure out how to get the caloric value of 100g of boneless, skinless chicken or anything else. Very frustrating . We want to make sure we aren't going over, and (more importantly *g*) that we are getting close to 500 calories per day.


Amy's hCG Blog said...

The hcgdieters group on Yahoo has a 7 day Excel spread sheet that you can just fill out. Sometimes I use that, & sometimes I use Fitday. If you want me to email you the excel file, just send me an email to

BizAdventure said...

Girl, every single day I post my menu and it's my PC FitDay read out! Where it says "HERE" is my menu, click on that and you can see how I enter things in.

This is usually what I do - I take my two proteins for the day, take my two fruits for the day, then I subtract that total from my 500 cals, and what is left is for melba if I want and veggies.

I have come to find out that I can have two cucumbers in one meal, a whole onion, about 5 or 6 stalks of celery, about 3 or 4 bowls of spinach, about 15-20 stalks of asparagus, usually about 2 roma tomatos, and about a quarter of a cabbage.

Don't up your dosage yet, deal with the hunger, drink your water. It's better that you keep your dosage at the same level.

I use to weigh my veggies on a postal scale and then use the OZ measurements in fitday, now I can eyeball them!