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Thursday, July 15, 2010


WOOHOO down 5.2 lbs PHEW is all I gonna say. Down to 264.8lbs that is more like itJ  I am hoping for another day like today for tomorrows weigh in lol then I will be about back to where I was before loading days.  I am noticing my diet is a little more restricted than before as there are some things I can’t have for my blood type vs what is allowed on HCG diet and vice versa, but I am seriously curious.  Good news is all kids have been blood typed now and 3 in the family are one type and 2 of us are B+ and between us I should be able to put together a diet so we can all eat the same things with some variations for each.


Phew loading days can be harder than one thinks and I am so happy to be back on P2 I gained 11 pounds…OUCH it better come off FAST.  Being back in the 270s was not what I ever wanted to see again!!  I KNOW tomorrow I will be in the 260s can’t wait to hit the 250s again.  I expected to get back in the 260s as I barely got into the 50s on LDW…but to see 270 again yeah NO yuck!!

Lunch had hamburger meat, spinach salad, apple and ACV

Dinner hamburger meat, spinach salad, cucumber and ACV

Hope it pays offJ

HCG R2P1D1and 2

WOW yeah you know those KFC double down sandwhiches OUCH and I am thinking I did really well on these load days.  Shall see in the morning I know this morning I don’t like what I see on the scale. Worried about tomorrow.  I had 2 of those, chocolate covered almonds, a new yummy find of a chicken salad I found at Costco.  ½ cup is 300 calories 22g of fat!  BUT oh so yummyJ  Lets see oh cheetos waste of time on loading days…takes 21 of those suckers to hit 160 calories and low in fat who knew.  So switched to chips and ranch dip yep think that will do it lol. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

R2 Phase 1 begins tomorrow

Well here we go for round 2.  I have somehow maintained w/in 5lbs my cycle never came last month and all symptoms of arrival pending w/another no show this month.  So I have decided whatever come when you are ready BUT I am ready to begin another round.  Stress levels have remained high for obvious reasons with hubby having cancer, the surgery, the healing process and now awaiting chemo/rads treatments.  Been making the best out of what life has dealt and keep moving forward it is all we can do:)  I am guess stress is the delay in my cycle...I know I am not pregnant so we are good there.

During all of this we were told he needs to follow the blood type diet and that is when he quit having to rush back to the ER for gut pains since surgery and release from hospital.  So I have been doing some research and I am going to go thru and see what is the good list of my blood type vs what is allowed on HCG and see if I can maximize my results this round.  I will be beginning round 2 phase 1 tomorrow!!  I am actually excited about it and can't wait.  How funny is that??  I have learned that maybe it was the chicken and tomatoes that were my culprits NOT the beef!!!  excited about that actually.  I didn't totally put it together as when ever I had beef I had tomatoes and I blamed the beef after reading around and seeing others too were saying beef was an issue.  Tomatoes were a mainstay and I am thinking where I still lost that was my struggle with ups and downs so often.

Blood Type Diet - Type B

The sturdy and alert Type Bs are usually able to resist many of the most severe diseases common to modern life, such as heart disease and cancer. In fact, a Type B who carefully follows the recommended diet can often bypass severe disease and live a long and healthy life. Type Bs are more prone to immune-system disorders such asmultiple sclerosis, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Type B Diet is balance and wholesome, including a wide variety of foods.

For Type Bs, the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds. These foods have different lectin that affect the efficiency of the metabolic process, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia. The gluten lectin in wheat germ and whole wheat products also adds to the problems cause by other metabolism-slowing foods.

It is important to leave off chicken for Type Bs. Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue, which attack the bloodstream and potentially lead to strokes and immune disorders. 

Type Bs thrive on deep-ocean fish, but should avoid all shellfish. The shellfish contain lectins that are disruptive to the Type B system.

Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foodsMost nuts and seeds (especially peanuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds) are not advised for Type Bs., they contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production.

Wheat is not tolerated well by most Type Bs. They contain a lectin that reuce insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat "burning". Rye contains a lectin that settles in the vascular system, causing blood disorders and potentially strokes. Corn and buckwheat are major factors in Type B weight gain, they contribute to a sluggish metabolism, insulin irregularity, fluid retention, and fatigue.

Eliminate tomatoes completely from Type B diet. It has lectins that irritate the stomach lining. Fruits and vegetables are generally well tolerated and should be taken generously. 

If you are a B-type you can click on the link and see what foods are on the ok list.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Today is a week of maintenance and I have maintained...YIPEE!!  We have had more stress ups and downs, back to hospital so I haven't been the best about abiding by Phase 3 rules.  So I must at least be staying w/in calories to be maintaining.  Hopefully I will soon get back to strictness, blogging, finding/sharing tips and if this rain would ever let up long enough for more than short light walks with hubby that would be great to being able to start working out again.  For now I figured the walks he has to take will have to due.  I considered joining a gym but right now is not a time for more bills plus the fuel to go back and forth 10 miles to town isn't worth the extra costs so for now I do what I can between the rain storms:)

I can also be found on FACEBOOK.  I set up a FB page just for my weightloss.  I have ended up finding an amazing group of people there for a support group as we all do this same journey with HCG.  If you are interested in joining me there as well!

Monday, May 31, 2010

End of HCG P2

Well due to HIGH stress levels the last 2 weeks and not totally focused I still lost a total of 31lbs and 23 inches.  I am retaining a lot in my belly and ankles and I am guessing it is stress.  Today is my last of drops day so am doing a steak day and of course my next 3 days are w/o drops to set things in stone.  Hoping to drop a few more pounds, but am ending at 259:)  I started at a fluctuating 290-293.  I went by 290 so am totally happy with results despite the ups and downs between TOM and tests hubby had to go thru and then finally being diagnosed with Cancer and put in for immediate surgery and spending a week in the hospital.  All things considering how I stuck to protocol as well as I did is beyond me other than out of it all it is ALL I had control over.  I am not going to lie and say I ate strictly on diet but did the best I could to keep going.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

HCG D 47-50

This past week has been super stressful and this new week well shall see.  Awaiting test results for hubby and more tests to come.  We had to delay getting Lady due to the new turn of events in our lives.  That is on next weeks plans.

So after a week of really crappy eating and just not caring mostly too stressed out to focus.  Amazing how much energy goes into losing weight lol.  Well got back on Sunda felt hungry but I think it was I wanted to eat the crap due to still awaiting those test results to find out what is up with my husband.  Monday I was down 3lbs from Sundays weigh in putting me back to the 23.2lbs lost (which is down from a couple weeks ago) I was at 26.8lbs gone:(  That is ok I am ready to be strong again and what ever life throws our way I will be getting healthier no matter what!!  TOM FINALLY arrived and I am chalking the lateness to that of the stress we are under delaying its arrival.  I am going to the end of May...I need to get into the 250s since we will be doing horseback riding this summer and many places have a weight limit of 250.

Tuesday was down 1.4, Weds down 1.2 and today Thursday I am down another 1.8.  I have stuck strictly to protocol...no caution foods what so ever.  during my week of totally crappy I don't care what I eat week I gained 6.4 lbs I am now below my last lowest weigh in before dealing with TOM.  Sure I could look at it this way I could be that 7lbs lower still of what I was...but I can't sit here and beat myself up...life happened I just need to learn more how to deal with those situations.  I think what gets me or scares me most is out of habit every morning I still weighed in...so why not out of habit after weeks of eating healthy could I not stick to that...those numbers going up on made me not care more during the highest stress moments.  I couldn't eat a lot of the not so great food choices but had many of those bad choices...I suppose the weight gain could have been a lot worse as I must have conscientiously cared a little as when I ordered pizza it was with Ranch rather than sodium loaded red sauce...Remember my indiscretion a few weeks back where one slice made me gain 3 lbs over night...well I gained nothing over my ranch with bacon pizza.

Now that the weight is going down I feel better and will be able to stabilize much better than before and will feel more at ease about going to P3.  This is why I chose to get back on after my interruption rather than moving on.  I was really unstable and fluctuating in my weight and didn't feel it was good to move to next phase with things like that.  I feel P3 would have been a disaster.