Saturday, November 17, 2007

Day 40 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 157.2
Today: 157.6
0 lb. Released Overnight - 0.4 GAIN
22.6 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007

Eddie - 1.6 under LIW

Yeah, I expected that. :) I did drink over a gallon of water yesterday, so I think that helped to flush at least *some* of the crap out. I'll be drinking another gallon+ today and see how it goes. ;D

As yet today I've only eaten an apple and drank about a quart of water... but it is nearly 2 p.m. here. We're going clothes shopping today! Just a little bit, so that we have *some* clothes that fit us. My 5-yr-old daughter has the opposite problem - except she is growing right UP out of her pants! lol I have several pairs of 6x pants that she wears, but they're becoming floods on her .. so I have to get some 7's, which are too big in the waist. sigh. Gotta love those kids' clothes.

Anywho - I should eat before we leave so there isn't another "Mac-Doh" incident.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Day 39 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 158.0
Today: 157.2
0.8 lb. Released Overnight
23 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.59 lb.

Eddie LIW: 222.0
Today: 219.2 - 2.8 lb. under

Well, things are moving along and Eddie is maintaining well. :) I umm... deviated again last night. I ate ground beef for dinner (no veg) and we went out. On our way home Eddie stopped at McDonald's. Yeah... I got a mcnugget meal and ate almost all of it. I couldn't finish my nuggets or the soda. We'll see how much I set myself back with that one. I was down this morning, but that doesn't mean my body isn't retaining water as we speak. ;) lol

For lunch today I had 1 egg + 3 egg whites with salt/pepper and tomato.

Eddie ate some italian sausage.

Oh, yes - I've been getting some questions about Thanksgiving. I'm torn between stopping injections this Sunday, doing VLCD for the next three days, eating within reason on Turkey Day, then starting VLCD and injections back up on Friday. Or .. just injecting right up to the day with VLCD and figuring I'll have another small setback after Thanksgiving. Any advice would be appreciated :D

I think that's it for now.

Hasta luego ~

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Day 38 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 159.0
Today: 158.0
1 lb. Released Overnight
22.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.58 lb.
Percent Body Weight Released: 12.3

Eddie ... ? I hope he's not in for a bad surprise when he finally does weigh in! He's been keeping his diet relatively clean, though. Let's hope he's maintaining well!

I forgot to post my menu yesterday, so here it is:
Lunch: ground beef with garlic, Herbamare and pepper .. I drank close to a gallon of water yesterday.
Dinner: Nada - I just wasn't hungry by the time I got home from work. I think I neglected to tell everyone that I've been injecting in the mornings before work now that Eddie has moved on to P3. We also switched to injecting 1/2 cc. when I mixed this new batch. I'm not sure I like using the smaller amount, because I feel like I could be getting less hcg if I don't get every little bit injected (which you never can). Next time I'll stick with 1cc volume, and inject in the morning if I can. I think it really helps keep the hunger under control, especially when I have to work late.

Well, I drank a little water this morning - so my day is off to a great start! Work will be short and sweet today, because the Boss is a big hunter and today is opening day of gun season. (Yeah, we're rednecks. lol) In at 10, out at 5 :D Have a great day y'all!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Day 37 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 159.6
Today: 159.0
0.6 lb. Released Overnight
21.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.57 lb.

Eddie: ? He hasn't updated me on his weight in a few days.

Another half-pound bites the dust! I was hoping for something in the 158's, but this will do! ;)

Off to work - post more later...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Day 36 VLCD (First Round) - "20" CLUB!!

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 160.8
Today: 159.6
1.2 lb. Released Overnight
20.6 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.57 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
LIW: 222.0
Today: ?

OMG! I'm in the "20" Club!! AAAHHHH!!!


Well, that was my goal for this round - so I am ecstatic. I don't care what anyone (so far my boss is the only negative one) says - this protocol is a miracle, and Dr. A.T.W. Simeons was a froggin' Genius.

I tell ya what, there have been a whole mess of trips, stumbles, mistakes and outright falling-flat-on-my-face ... and yet I've managed to lose over 20 pounds in just over a MONTH. HOLY CRAP!

Menu - Lunch: ground beef and tomatoes with chili seasonings
Dinner: ground beef .. I'm so damn sick of veggies I could spit. ;)

Just for the record, I didn't wear anything sexy to work today. Just jeans and a polo .. I have been fitting much more nicely into the uniforms though. (meeow)

Night night!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Day 35 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 160.8-161
Today: 160.8
0-0.2 lb. Released Overnight
19.4 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.55 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
LIW: 222.0
Today: 219.0

Here's my early-morning update... menus and stuff to follow.

Just really quick: I did eat some lasagna .. and some pork, and a couple of Doritos. But I did NOT eat cake. :D Yesterday all I had to eat was some pizza bcz I ended up staying at my friend's house overnight. It was 5 p.m. before I had anything to eat all day, because I thought I was going home earlier. :P So ohhh wellll ... I don't seem to have suffered *too* badly for it, so today it will be water water water water and back on VLCD! ;)

Lunch: 100g 96/4 ground beef seasoned with Herbamare and cumin, 1/2 medium tomato.
Dinner: Probably 1 egg + 3 egg whites and the other half of the tomato.

I know - enough with the tomatoes already! lol But We have no spinach nor greens .. and if I even LOOK at cabbage I will barf. :O~

Not much news today. I'm going to try to catch up with everyone else's blogs later.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Day 33 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 162.6
Today: 161.0
1.6 lb. Released Overnight
19.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.58 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
LIW: 222.0
Today: 218.6 - 3.4 lb. under

Maybe I should have started P3... We have a birthday party today and my aunt is making the most deliciousest lasagna I've ever had. sigh. She's also making BBQ pulled pork, which is another fave of mine. Bigger sigh.

But I did lose over a pound and a half yesterday :D I must have drank almost 2 gallons of water, though! LOL I am DETERMINED to lose at LEAST 20 lb. this round. Deviations be damned! >:)

I had 1 egg + 2 egg whites for lunch. I've been snacking on animal crackers... but I did all day yesterday too, so I think as long as I keep downing the water I aught to be OK.

Party starts in an hour or so - send me good mojo!! I may or may not post the rest of my menu tonight... depends on the plans. xoxoxo ~ Amie

Friday, November 9, 2007

Day 32 VLCD (First Round)

Well, I lost 1.4 pounds overnight :) I figured I was going to lose something bcz I was up all night peeing! HA!

I had to deviate a teeny bit today for lunch. I had a chicken ceasar salad from Logan's, but I told them to hold the dressing. I ate most of the chicken (Eddie had part of it) which was prolly more than 100g. I forgot that they put parmesan cheese and croutons on it. :P So I tried to pick around the shreds of cheese and only ate a few of the croutons. I'm going to try to make up for it at dinner - maybe only eat my meat again like I did yesterday and drink looots and loooots of water.

Sorry I haven't gotten around to everyone's blogs to comment much this week. I'll make up for it this weekend! xoxoxo ~Amie

Oh yeah, Eddie lost another 0.6 lb. overnight. Yay for him. ;) I think his LIW was 220. He is a little over 3 lb. under that now - should he do something to get back up a little?

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Well, it looks like there is another contributing factor to my lack of loss & gain... besides the greasy calzone. I started my menses today, which is always a surprise. That may have also contributed to the emotional/hormonal factor last night.

I did eat two of Eddie's nacho chips tonight while I was waiting for my chicken to be done cooking. I only had chicken for dinner, and I've been drinking water and tea like a madwoman all day. I hope I can flush at least some of the crap out of my system in the next few days.

I'm tired and I have cramps. I think I'm going to bed early.



Day 31 VLCD (First Round)

Alrighty then. Yesterday was bad. My stomache is still full and a little yuck-feeling, but I didn't get sick at all. I'll go through a couple of things that probably contributed to "The Calzone Incident" (lol). I'll post my weight tomorrow after I have a chance to flush my system a little. It's not looking very good right now. :P

So, for one I had my performance review at work the night before last. My boss decided to not make it a priority anytime in the past few weeks, so I pretty much had to corner him in the office at 8:30 at night. I didn't leave until close to 11. I've been pretty irritated in general since then.

Two: Yesterday was our long day at work. I had a good lunch (minus veggie, which didn't help) at noon, but we don't stop seeing patients until 7 p.m. so I was famished by the time I got home.

Three: (and this is the one that bothers me) Eddie and my daughter came to the office last night to get adjusted at around 6 p.m. He told me he was getting food from a local Italian place and asked me if I wanted anything. Now, I've fielded this question from him at least a hundred times since we started this protocol. Every time it irritates me because the answer is obviously YES, but I'm trying to lose WEIGHT. Why the hell would you even ASK me that?? I guess I feel like I'm being sabotaged, and it isn't a good feeling. Eddie decided he is going to stop his shots, but I'm not going to say he's going into P3 because for one he has no clue what P3 IS - and even if he did I'm pretty sure he just said, "Screw it." and has decided to eat crap again. I've decided that I'm not his mother and I'm not going to hold his hand if he's going to ruin his progress making poor decisions. If he gains all 30 pounds back in a few months, then so be it. He might just lose 164 more (me) if he isn't careful. Don't be alarmed - this is nothing new. :) Great, I'm starting my day in RB (Real B!%@#) mode! Lovely...

Enough of that! I'll post more later - gotta run to work.


Ha! I forgot to publish this before I ran off this morning. I'm feeling a little better. Mornings are always rough.

For lunch I am having 1 egg + 3 whites and tomato. Water water water water water...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Day 30 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 161.8
Today: 161.8
0 lb. Released Overnight
18.4 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.61 lb.
Percent Body Weight Released: 10.2

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: 222.0
Today: 220.0
2 lb. Released Overnight
28.8 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.96 lb.
Percent Body Weight Released: 11.6

No gain is good news! :) I know I didn't post our menu yesterday - I had my review at work and it ran late, so there went my posting time!

Sooo... for lunch I had chicken and tomato with a grissini. After work I had Daisy Scouts with my daughter, where I snacked on animal crackers (doh!) and another grissini. Then I had more animal crackers when I got home. We had chili for dinner... real chili. Eddie made it and I wasn't going to eat it because of my deviations earlier... but my daughter only ate half of her bowl (no wonder - it was spicy! I didn't know. Bad Mommy.) so I finished hers. But - I didn't gain! :D And Eddie LOST TWO POUNDS. How is that fair??? lol

Does this mean our hypothalamuses are resetting?? I hope so!

For lunch I had tilapia with mustard and an apple with a grissini and a few animal crackers... I'm craving them now. :( Gotta stop!


OK. Dinner. *cough*

Amie: calzone stuffed with grilled chicken and ricotta cheese .. and .. water
Eddie: Super Nachos

I think I'm gonna cry. I feel like I'm going to be sick.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day 29 VLCD (First Round) - with Percents and Updates

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 162.0
Today: 161.8
0.2 lb. Released Overnight
18.4 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.63 lb.
Percent Body Weight Released: 10.2

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: 222-223.2
Today: 222.0
0-1.2 lb. Released Overnight
26.8 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.92 lb.
Percent Body Weight Released: 10.8

Say it with me now, all together! "Any Loss is a GOOD LOSS!"

It just goes to show ya - you can drink liquor and lose water weight overnight, but it'll come right back!! ;) There's a good stat for you, Biz! (Maybe we could do shots instead of apple days? Whattaya think?? LMAO)

Aright, it's early yet so no menu to post. I just happen to have a lil extra time this morning to lolligag on the 'puter :) I did decide to start calculating the percentage of body weight lost and posting it - a neat little stat!

Also, we've been tossing around the idea of taking a little "break" for Thanksgiving, per P&I. Here is the text under Unforseen Interruptions of Treatment:

If an interruption of treatment lasting more than four days is necessary, the patient must increase his diet to at least 800 Calories by adding meat, eggs, cheese, and milk to his diet after the third day, as otherwise he will find himself so hungry and weak that he is unable to go about his usual occupation. If the interval lasts less than two weeks the patient can directly resume injections and the 500-Calorie diet

I know that Dr. S says "more than four days", but if we stop injections 3 days prior to Turkey Day and then eat (semi) normally, then resume injections the day after, would we stand to gain less weight than if we injected straight through? We were scheduled to start P3 on Thanksgiving, but we've had a few skip-days since then so we will be going through that weekend. Then we could do P3 for 3 weeks and re-load Xmas Eve and Xmas! :D What does everybody think?

LOL It's going to get to the point where you guys will have to log onto my blog three times a day just to get all of the prattle and updates! OK - just so everyone knows, when I got dressed for work this morning I tried on a pair of size 9/10 khakis I bought at a thrift store and couldn't get on to save my LIFE a few weeks ago... I CAN BUTTON THEM NOW!! HALLELUJIA!

OK, back to work again... ;D

Monday, November 5, 2007

Day 28 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 161.2
Today: 162.0
0.8 lb. GAINED Overnight
18.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.65 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: 223.2
Today: ?
? lb. Released Overnight
? lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: about 0.91 lb.

Eddie went to bed without his shot last night and didn't weigh this morning. :P Rough day. Hopefully he'll be back on it tomorrow.

I figured I'd gain some today. I weighed myself Sunday much later than usual, and like I said - I'd been a lil naughty the night before. Sooo... I expected to be up. But - I'm down a pound from Saturday yet, so that averages out to a half pound yesterday and today. :) I'm cool with that! Not much to report today. I'm getting that mid-protocol itch, I think. Ready to be done ... maybe the ghost of my cravings and food addiction coming back to haunt me a little. I dunno. I'm kind of hungry today, but I haven't been eating my veggies really at all. We just got some tomatoes at the store, so I'll prolly have those tomorrow .. maybe one tonight.

AUGH! I've got to shake these doldrums! ;) Tomorrow is a new day! My body is going to fight dropping into the 150's for all it's worth I think. I've been in the 160's for a couple of years now... It will come, I know it. Just need to hang in there and have faith in the process.


Amie Lunch: chicken and mustard .. sauteed in lemon and orange juice and water. Pretty good! Also one grissini.
Dinner: chicken and mustard, satueed in lemon juice. One grissini.
Snack: apple

Eddie Lunch: grissini and apple
Dinner: chicken and onion


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Day 27 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 163.0
Today: 161.2
1.8 lb. Released Overnight
19 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.7 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: 223.6
Today: 223.2
0.4 lb. Released Overnight
25.6 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.95 lb.

I'm pretty excited about that 1.8. Like REALLY excited.

Not so excited about the way I accomplished it, though. ;) Oh yeah, here we go: I ate lunch yesterday like a good girl. Yay! Halo-points for me! Then I kinda had a blonde moment and skipped dinner... OK, not the end of the world. I went to a friend's house and did NOT eat anything off-protocol. I *did* however, get into the Captain Morgan just a tich. *cough* Aaaannd ... I mixed some of it with Pepsi. Not a whole bunch, but at least one glassful. Oh yeah. Not so smart, that one. I did pound the water after a few drinks, probably six or seven full glasses .. and peed like a racehorse all night! Ha! That's probably where all the weight went.

I did find this in Pounds and Inches - what Dr. S has to say about drinking:
Obese heavy drinkers, even those bordering on alcoholism, often do surprisingly well under HCG and it is exceptional for them to take a drink while under treatment. When they do, they find that a relatively small quantity of alcohol produces intoxication. Such patients say that they do not feel the need to drink. This may in part be due to the euphoria which the treatment produces and in part to the complete absence of the need for quick sustenance from which most obese patients suffer.

So... We'll see if the scale will punish me tomorrow for my transgressions last night. ;)

Eddie... ate a hamburger for dinner last night, but abstained from the onion rings that came with it. lol We are a trainwreck!! But it goes to show - if WE can succeed on this protocol, then ANYONE can!!!

Lunch today was ground beef and cabbage for me, ground beef and onion for Eddie.

Dinner was verrry late tonight. Eddie had chicken and cabbage, sauteed in lemon juice and seasoned with cumin. (?? Don't ask... He's a strange man) He loves the cumin now, after I told him that my meat tasted like a burrito. LOL

Yeah, I was reading back through that post from P&I, and it doesn't sound so good for me! LOL I don't consider myself an alcoholic, but I do know that a few drinks go a long way with the hcg in your system! Whoo-ee! Anyhow, gnight everyone. See you tomorrow!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Biz's Discussion

Hi all! Just a quick note to let you know that I answered a few questions that Biz put out there on my other blog - you know, so that everyone in my life knows just how I feel! HA! If you don't know how to get there through my info, the address is whosyamamanow dot blogspot dot com.

Read at your own risk! It's kinda R-rated. (Hey! At least it's not NC-17! LOL)

Day 26 VLCD (First Round)

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 163.8
Today: 163.0
0.8 lb. Released Overnight
17.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.66 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: 224.2
Today: 223.6
0.6 lb. Released Overnight
25.2 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.97 lb.

It's a great day! We're back on track and releasing again. This weekend is going to be very hectic, so I may not post tonight.

Amie Lunch: ground beef and cabbage

Eddie Lunch: ground beef and onion

Thanks for all the great comments on our pics! You guys are all too awesome, and I for one would be lost without you!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Progress Pics - 11/02/2007

Aright - not much diff as far as *I* can tell, but I know how rabid y'all are about those progress pics! LOL Say it with me now: NO MORE BACK FAT! NO MORE BACK FAT!! It's getting there!

These are clickable...

P.S. Sorry again about the buttcrack ... and what's up with Eddie's shorts?? ;D

Day 25 VLCD (First Round) with Update

Amie Starting Weight: 180.2
Yesterday: 164.4
Today: 163.8
0.6 lb. Released Overnight
16.4 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/2007
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.66 lb.

Eddie Starting Weight: 248.8
Yesterday: Between 225.6 and 224.2
Today: 224.2
0-1.4 lb. Released Overnight
24.6 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 10/09/07
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.98 lb.

LOL We both fell asleep at 9:00 last night and TOTALLY forgot our shots! We took them when Eddie got up this morning at 4:30.

We are doing fine, aside from sneaking a piece of candy here and there (I'm thinking of hiding it in my daughter's room where I can't see it and Eddie can't FIND it! Ha!) Yesterday I ate a grissini and probably waaaaaay too much crab meat for lunch... they had Alaskan King legs on sale for $6.99 per pound and mmmmmmmm soooo gooood! I ate the meat from two legs and two claws, so whatever that amounted to. I did skip my fruits all day and only had mixed greens with ACV and a grissini for dinner, and it didn't seem to mess me up too badly. I might have lost more if I went directly with protocol, but I wasn't going to let the meat go to waste (Eddie won't eat crab and I'm not sure if it tastes OK reheated... ??) But as always, drank a whole bunch of water and - YAY! - I lost. No harm, no foul.

Aright, here we go: Yes, we ate more candy... We're going to see in the next day or two if this is sneaking up or not! I'm sure it will, since Smarties are NOT on the Protocol!! LOL Ah well, I'm throwing the remainder of the candy away tomorrow after Makayla eats what she wants. No more for us - Scout's Honor!

Amie Lunch: NADA - I ate some candy and felt kinda yuck, so I skipped it and drank 2 quarts of water! HA!
Dinner: ground beef seasoned with onion powder, minced organic garlic and pepper. I poured about 2 tablespoons of ACV into my plate and spooned the beef onto it. I think I may have overdone the meat just a little, and it soaked the vinegar right up. VERY GOOD! Even Eddie said it smelled good this time, so I think instead of cooking with ACV, it'll be restricted to condiment only! lol LOTS of water today, probably over a gallon... We'll see how mad the scale is in the morning!

Eddie Lunch: ground beef and cabbage with spicy seasoning
Dinner: chicken and onions sauteed in lemon juice and water, seasoned with Mrs. Dash. Eddie really liked the extra zing the lemon juice gave it. ;)

Pictures to follow later!