Wednesday, April 30, 2008

P2R2D7 - VLCD Day 5

**UPDATE** I just got a call and as of this morning, Brandi has lost 7.5 pounds!! WOOHOO! She has had some ups and downs with the diet as well, but she is really working this protocol for herself!

Amie Starting Weight: 168.2
Yesterday: 164.2
Today: 165.4
0 lb. Released Overnight - 1.2 lb. GAIN
2.8 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 04/26/08
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0.56 lb.

Things are stressful. I blew it pretty bad yesterday too, but I haven't had anything to eat yet today and I will not deviate.

I will let this work - just have to sort some things out at home. :)

Thanks y'all.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

P2R2D6 - VLCD Day 4

Amie Starting Weight: 168.2
Yesterday: 163.6
Today: 164.2
0 lb. Released Overnight - 0.6 lb. GAIN
4 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 04/26/08
Average Weight Release Per Day: 1.0 lb.

So - Joey (my BF) has Sundays and Mondays off. He is an athletic man with no concept of what it's like to struggle losing weight. He thinks this 'hcg thing' is a bunch of hooey and that I'm starving myself with the VLCD. He can really be one of those "I know everything about everything and I'm always right" people (as can I - lol) and he's totally pulling that act on me right now. So yes, I am experiencing a certain amount of frustration with his attitude paired with the fact that all he wants to do is EAT OUT on days he doesn't have to work.

So OK, I spent the past two days eating at restaurants and fast-food joints. I'll spare you the gory details. The closest I came to a "real" meal were the burgers we grilled out at his friend's house yesterday. This has to stop. I don't want to limp through another round and lose much less than I could have because I'm sabotaged. I just ate a can of Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle soup, which isn't too terrible with calories at least. I do need to thaw some chicken and buy some lean ground beef and protocol veggies.

This will happen today. :)

As for Brandi, she called me yesterday and said she's still doing great. Hopefully I'll talk to her later today and get some DETAILS!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Amie Starting Weight: 168.2
Yesterday: ?
Today: 168.2
0 lb. Released Overnight
0 lb. Released Since Start of VLCD 04/26/08
Average Weight Release Per Day: 0 lb.

Today is THE DAY, y'all! I begin NOT a sloooow, frustrating "diet" yo-yo ... but a virtual NASCAR-paced DIVE to fat-freedom.


OK, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. So far today...
Breakfast: 1 cup coffee
Lunch: 1 melba, 100g crab meat and a thick slice of white onion seasoned with garlic, pepper and Herbamare. I did eat about a handful of grapes, so we'll see if that affects my loss tomorrow morning.
Snack: 1 banana, 1 handful Ritz Toasted chip/crackers, 1 melba - DANGIT! :P
Dinner: 100g crab meat, one handful button mushrooms. Greeeaaat start, Amie. lol
I need to go shopping for some protocol fruits and veggies - as soon as I can find a ride back up to the hospital, I'll get my car back and go to the store.

Recovery from surgery is going well ... still sore and a little tired, but the healing process seems to be on-track.

Brandi is doing AWESOME - she had a dinner thing to go to last night, but she pretty much stuck to the plan with chicken breast, corn and a strawberry dessert. She said that she's lost 3 pounds already and is LOVING that! She's writing everything down too, which is great.

So far, so good!

I'm planning on taking some "before" photos as soon as I can get my hot little hands on a digital camera.

Friday, April 25, 2008

P2R2D2 - Second Load Day ... Kinda

Hi! :)

Brandi's hcg came in!!! We injected Wednesday after I helped her mix her first batch .. we're splitting it so that it won't lose potency. My hcg is on its way, and I need to order a few supplies yet. I'm so EXCITED!! (a la "The Cat in the Hat" lol)

The only little thing messing up my load THIS time is the fact that, after we injected Wednesday, I had a consult with my surgeon who advised me I'd be getting my gallbladder removed ... on FRIDAY. Yep, that's today! :P So I loaded on Monday, skipped the hcg yesterday (so that the pregnancy test they gave me in the hospital wouldn't show positive - wouldn't THAT be a mess!) and injected again today after I got home from the hospital around 1:30. I've been loading as well as I can between naps with the diet restrictions I've got - chicken and corn chowder, Ritz Toasted Chips, Keebler's Fudge Strips cookies, milk, part of the chalupa I didn't eat yesterday (prolly not so smart, my tummy's mad about that one) .. things that are higher-fat but not so much greasy. I WILL prevail!

VLCD begins tomorrow!! WOOO HOOO!!

Brandi said I could post her info on her, since she isn't an internet/blogging sort of person. :) Once I get ahold of her, I'll post some stats.

Hasta luego ~ Amie

P.S. Went to order supplies from Researchsupply ... but no bac water!! Would you guys plz let me know where you're getting your supplies from so that I can get it here ASAP? ;D Thank ya!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

hcg on the way

I ordered my hcg today!! Now I just have to make sure I have all the supplies I need for this next round. Brandi said I could use one of her vials until my shipment gets here... So I should be able to start as soon as hers comes in!! YAY!!

I'd like to drop this 10 pounds I've managed to re-find since my last round ... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ;D

Oh yeah - I got a new tattoo today!! Some or None of you might read my other blog - BF is Hot (HOT) Tattooed and Pierced Tattoo Artist. Yes. (LOL)

Anyways, it's a little underwater-guy (Joey says crab. I refuse to tell people I've "got crabs" lol) that's just peeping his cartoon-y eyes out of the shadows of his shell with some coral and bubbles - CUTE. He's ... ummm ... right at top of the inside of my thigh. ;D ;D Did NOT hurt as bad as my shoulder-tattoo. Yes, again.

OK, enough TMI for today...