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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.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Well interesting...I lost .6lbs after a not so great day of eating...BUT I noticed it say my hydration levels at near 33%..I have NEVER been over 31%  So this definitely tells me I am retaining much water.  So just to get thru these next few days then I hope to see a tremendous loss dang it!!

lunch green beans and chicken cooked in onions

After this lost all motivation.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Since May 1st I have gained 2.4lbs.  I suppose with TOMs pending arrival that isn't terrible but still annoying!  I do think I will be going past the 40days mark so I can stabilize before the next phase.  All these little ups and downs I don't think is the way to start a new level.  So TOM needs to get here so the scale will stop bouncing:)

Today was so busy rounding up a new pasture place for Lady, a horse trailer, visiting a customer in the hospital with her adorable new baby girl:)  So one end of the valley to another.  I was lucky to remember to eat let alone take my drops today.  This is exactly what I am worried about this summer as my summers get CRAZY!  With wedding season nearly upon us that on top normal family life and any other photo sessions to come up.  So luckily soon I am going to phase 3.  I just want to stabilize or I would go on to the next phase.

So today I survived off of Chocolate Delight, Chicken and strawberries lol.  All safe foods but still not balanced like it should be!  Tomorrow may tell me something...or not who knows but it is a new day regardless of anything else!

Tonight is another weekend of overnight dispatching again so I am sure that is going to add fun to my mix of the ups and downs of my weight the past week!  I am trying to avoid apple day due to I KNOW these ups and downs are my cycle prepping to begin...so would it really do me justice??

Thursday, May 6, 2010

HCG P2D30-33

Ok frustrated.  I have gone up and down the same pound all week!  Looking however I think TOM is coming soon...I had forgotten last month she came early.  I did start using my Arbonne facial system again and now wondering if that is part of my problem???  I was told that it doesn't affect but wondering if in my case it is affecting??  So I am going to quit using it again and try again after TOM leaves and see if I get the same results.

It is the ONLY thing out of the ordinary so next to pending TOM I can't think of anything else.

today chicken, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, ACV, Lemon and water.

Monday, May 3, 2010

HCG P2D27-29

Weekends always seem to end up screwy for me due to working overnights...phone rings sleep interrupted, phone keeps ringing and late to getting into sleep mode.

I gained .6 lbs one day for eating beef...so after all my ups and downs, stalls when eating beef and it is very lean I am guessing it is beef as my culprit:(  which sucks that puts me to only chicken since fish and I are still not the closest of friends!

I KNOW yesterday for sure I didn't get in all my water.  I had grilled cheese sandwich due to where I was..forgot my drops dinner I had a chicken salad so not bad there and guessing that is what saved me.  And I lost 1lb???  so I lose on a grilled cheese yet gain on beef...how rude.  Ah well at least when it comes time maybe that means cheese is not going to cause gains:)

So so busy today for lunch I spaced to eat...don't ask that just goes to show I really am not hungry on this way of life plan.

Dinner I cooked my chicken in hot sauce then dropped the whole brand new bottle and it crashed and busted!!  It was sooo good that I will have to go buy more now  and do it again lol.  I put this over my lettuce and greenbeans.  I also added lime juice while the chicken was cooking and ACV dressing over the whole deal.  tasty tasty.

To help with the weighty issues I have been adding 1/2 lemon to my water today.  Hoping to be down another lb at least tomorrow.  I woke up feeling puffy the last couple days not sure if this is a result of the beef?  who knows


Down another 1.2lbs...SO the safe chocolate delight, raspberry vinaigrette, cranberries and walnuts did NOT hurt me:)  They were maybe 1/2 a handful...or less even of each plus less than the norm 3.5oz of chicken so all together all the protein maybe came to 3.5oz.  Going to play with it...but maybe the tired feeling after eating chocolate I had yesterday was due to not taking vitamins the 2 or so days prior.

LUNCH~Taco Salad

1 1/2 C lettuce
3.5oz burger meat mix
1/2 C tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and green chilis

I need to learn how to use my webcam...have had one all these years and when I first got a computer with them I thought how cool but then never used it.  I have thought about maybe starting to VLOG some of this...I don't know shall see.

Friday, April 30, 2010

HCG Explained

Here is a short video explaining Dr. Simmeons protocol developed back in the 1950s


Well no budge on the scale...I had hamburger yesterday plus added the chocolate...from past experiences however for now I am saying it is the beef!  I have 3 more meals already cooked up so will probably finish that off or let everyone else enjoy it and I will just cook up some chicken and stick with that since it is working for me.  I will just put some of the recipes I have listed to work:)

Playing with things a little today.  I had some chocolate again...but became very tired!

I had chicken at lunch to make up for have a couple pieces of chocolate

Dinner raspberry vinaigrette on a chicken, walnuts and cranberries salad.  May have too much sugar but will find out tomorrow I guess.  It was a quick cheap salad while I was out meeting up with customers.  If I had had the feta cheese that came with it would have been 210 calories.

All I know is I have been doing something right...I am able to easily pull on size 22 jeans so I suspect by the time I end this phase I should be able to fit into a size 20...that would be AWESOME!!  Much better than a size24 bordering 26.  I found some tops a week ago size 16/18 that fit.  When in shape I naturally have a very small waist...have always had what hubby has referred to as "breeding hips".

So lets see what damage I did today between the homemade chocolate and dinner salad.  Not to mention I have overnight dispatch duty overnights tonight and tomorrow night...

Thursday, April 29, 2010


PHEW!! late dinner and a couple bites of ice cream cake didn't hurt me...down another 1.4lbs:0)  I want to lose a min of 8lbs more on this round 15 more would be totally rockin but goal is 8 more in case I get some more slow days then I won't be disappointed.

Broke down and made chocolate candy today!  YUM and guilt free...I hope... will know tomorrow for sure with my scale and in the next phase I will be able to add nuts or dried cranberries or well we will see.

Lunch had Chili it snowed today so just seemed appropriate

Dinner hcg meat mix with green beans

just dawned on me I haven't taken vitamins or calcium for 3 days now...oops better get back to that.

I did learn today that there is a 34lbs or 60 day limit when on sub-lingual drops of hcg.  So I am going to go the 40 days only 15 days away...not sure yet if I will stop at the 34lbs mark or just go until my days are up...will see.  I realize the body needs a break which is why 40days is my stopping point.

Chocolate Delight

YUM is all I can say about this!!  I have 3 kids (10,12,and 15) and even they loved it:)

2C cocoa
2C coconut oil
16 packets of Stevia
5 count of Agave Nectar

Melt the coconut oil and mix with other ingredients.  Refrigerate about an hour and break up into small pieces.  Start out with just a little (I couldn't eat more than about a tablespoon size and that was probably pushing it)  see how the scale reacts and go from there.

In phase 3 I plan to play a little more and add macademia nuts or dried cranberries or something.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HCG P2D22 and 23

Well down another 1.6lbs on my 23rd morning wakeup:)  for a total of 23.8lbs!!!  didn't get to eat until late 2 nights in a row now so what I did last night and tonight is I ate less than I should normally and this morning I was ok...shall see tomorrow with today being another late nighter.  I hate getting off my food schedule as it seems to slow down my progress.

Sad thing I spilled some of my HCG:(  Fortunately a new bottle is being shipped and hopefully makes it before I run out.  I have cut down the amount I am taking to hopefully keep me taking it until the new bottle arrives.  I considered just calling it good but decided I am stingy I want to lose more and I want the days I still got lol.  I have had a headache but think it is just coinciding with the fact that we have had a wicked storm roll thru and is not done yet!  I was at the shop where hubby works today and while there they were celebrating one of the other dispatchers birthday and was just cutting into a DQ ice cream cake!!  I did take a few bites from my daughters slice....but you know it wasn't like I had to have a lot...a few bites and it was ok but not like I would have been 3 weeks ago in I want more because it tastes soooo good it was only fair.

I tried the Walden Farms Honey Dijon dressing today and the jury is still out on exact feelings about it.  I mean I guess it is ok..but yeah not sure.

Lunch 1/2 a Wendys grilled chicken caesar salad with the Walden Farms dressing...fortunately this time they pretty much loaded the top with Parmesan cheese and I took most of it off.

Dinner chicken and green beans with ACV dressing.

So I am off...night

Monday, April 26, 2010


WOOHOO...today day 21 is the minimum I have to do...but still losing weight so just going with the flow now as long as I am not stalling too bad then I see no reason right now not to continue pushing forward.  I want to be solidly into the 260s or even 250s would be better before going to phase 3.

It is also Monday so measurement day as well!!

Today I am at 267.4 so down 22.6lbs and 18 inches in just 3weeks!!!  When I saw the .4's and .8s it is frustrating but at least it wasn't going the other way and not a stall...so something is something as long as it is going DOWN!  I have 10.4lbs more I would love to lose this round, but if I don't lose anymore this round I would still be happy and definitely recommend this protocol to ANYONE that is truly ready to lose weight.  Definitely takes willpower and dedication.  If you aren't fully committed to losing weight it isn't the right time to try this or you will fail!  So the game plan is to keep on keeping on unless I start stalling then I will take it as a sign from my body it is time to break and head to phase 3:)

Was a bit upset today over the Facebook Liquid HCG fanpage that I can no longer participate in their conversations.  I thought at first just a glitch so went and used my sons page and I could post, ask questions etc.  So apparently since I did not order from them I am no longer welcome!  Ah well sucks to be them.  Sorry I found it MUCH cheaper elsewhere and the product works as well as much friendlier service to boot. They can't stop me from reading and keeping up my motivation.  I had noticed over the past week or so that their fanpage count was going down.  They were nearly at 60,000 and now down to 58,419 so whatever to them.  It shouldn't matter whos product you are using ...if you truly want people to lose weight and the product type works...who cares!  support is necessary for all.  There are other HCG support pages just not as hopping as that page is.

I knew I should be taking Amino Acids on this protocol but haven't been doing so.  But today I found a blog from a nutritionist and read just how they affect and help you.  So today when I go to town I will pick up some GABA.

Well forgot to pick up the GABA and had a headache since I woke up this morning and I slept thru lunch time...oops.  So I added a little extra chicken and had a little larger salad for dinner tonight and an apple.  Hope I didn't hurt myself by not eating all day.  Tomorrow is a new day:)


Only .4 lbs down today.  Now yesterday was a chicken day and I lost less still from previous days...however to that point I had honey dijon salad dressing and there was some Parmesan on the salad at lunch but it didn't slow my progress before ALSO I didn't get in all my calories yesterday.  I am sure that is what had more to do with my .4 loss yesterday.  So watching calories a little closer today and see if there is a bigger loss tomorrow.

Lunch Chicken, spinach, tomato and ACV dressing

Dinner Chicken, Lettuce, green beans and ACV garlic dressing

Sunday, April 25, 2010

HCG P2D18 and 19

Not really much to report...weight loss slowed WAY down...to the .8 and .4 modes but still going in the right direction.  I am beginning to think beef isn't great as the days I have beef the next day or the day after I lose very little:(

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HCG P2D16 and 17

Busy couple of days.  I have finally lost the 3 lbs I gained from Sunday:)  Even going to Yellowstone and eating at our favorite KBar pizza place....the best pizza out this way.  I was good and went down the road and got a subway salad...last night on the way home we went to Dairy Queen and got blizzards for the family I resisted...that was hard considering my son chose to get the new flavor ooey gooey caramel brownie...oh yum!! sounded delish..but this mornings being down another 1.4lbs was well worth the resisting.  Now hopefully tomorrow will be below the 270s mark!!

Salad and burger meat both lunch and dinner today.  Went up near West Yellowstone and grilled burgers.  I took salad so hopefully I will be ok.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


ugh 273.6...that is up a couple pounds.  Ok so maybe I am still paying??  I feel all puffy this morning.  I drank a gallon of water yesterday so maybe today I will up that.  Also before bed I was youtubing HCG lol and I came across something interesting...sorry I closed it before thinking to get the video address.  Anyhow it was saying something about women seem to lose slower or even gain eating beef:(  that bums me out because it is cheaper. It was saying that as women lose weight the beef causes fluid build up in the fat pockets as the fat leaves.  SO I am going to do a mini trial as I only have a couple days of chicken on hand and grilled burgers are on tomorrow nights menu as we are going to Yellowstone for a family outing.

So I don't know if this gain is due to the cheese in the salad, further increase from my Sunday cheat, the new shoes and building muscle or maybe even the beef...but I do feel puffy this morning.  It can't be a lack of water as I never get in less than a gallon a day.  So today it is chicken and I am going to attempt tuna...keeping fingers crossed I don't get sick!!  I have been finally able to take fish pills for the first time in years, and the smell of the dogsfood is no longer bothering me.  so going to try...wish me luck.

Lunch...O-M-G I cannot believe I am about to put this...I had spinach, tomatoes and tuna!!!

TUNA!!  yeah I am excited over that it has been 11 LONG years of not even being able to smell fish let alone eat it.  I finally a few months ago started being able to tolerate fish oil pills, then not realizing I had gotten Womens One a Day powder vitamin drink pouches and just discovered it has all sorts of fish and the dogs food is bothering me less and less and just realized...I don't even notice it anymore.  They eat EVO Salmon and Herring...expensive but they all love it and with Paige hopefully pregnant now will be great for the babies.  Anyhow I got StarKist Gourmet Choice Solid White Albacore Tuna Fillet in water.  A pricier one but I figured if I am going to attempt this and hopefully not get sick I needed to start with a higher end.  Well so far all is going well.  Will update tonight:)  For now I am off to town to do a photoshoot of 2 adorable little kids!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Well  my little indiscretion yesterday cost me a 1.4 gain from my last official weigh in on Friday.  So whether or not I lost some over the weekend who knows, but from my last weight in I am up 1.4lbs so that isn't too terrible and will probably be off tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.

http://www.liquidhcgdiet.com/6-tips-to-burn-calories-get-in-shape-at-your-desk/ Tips on how to burn calories and get in shape...

Lunch:  McDonalds Caesar salad with grilled chicken minus the dressing 220 Calories...I picked out the carrots and it did have the parmesan cheese all thru out.  I totally spaced it had any kind of cheese so hopefully I will be ok.  We were out and about long after we were expecting to be and I felt it was better to eat something than not and feel this was a healthier option than what I could have chosen.

Dinner: Spinach salad, burger meat mix, apple, ACV dressing and strawberries.

So hoping the cheese doesn't hurt me too badly.  I ended up with lots of walking between errands and with my daughter being down with her foot I am taking several mini 20 min. walks a day.  PLUS I got new shoes over the weekend- those sketchers Tone Up sandals. LOVE them, but now worried about what if they start actually doing as they claim and I start building muscle...that weighs more than fat.  Well we will see how things go I suppose.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Ok today I said screw it all...yes nothing tastes a good as thin feels and tomorrow when I step upon that scale I may very well regret today...but ya know what...it felt GREAT to eat one slice of pizza and feel stuffed beyond belief but tasted as good as it did the 2 days I was stressed in life and thought I could taste it for as bad as I craved it!  Then decided to attempt oreo pudding...I ate maybe 1/2 a cup and again stuffed beyond belief and then I attempted stuffed potato skins and almond joy pieces...the pieces were way too sweet I couldn't hack it and the skins good but ate 3 small halves and couldn't eat anymore and tonight I feel like I did on my load days.  This weekend has been very hard between all nighters with the phones, Kelda being injured, 1/2 the day at the spay clinic, and today I woke up it was gorgeous and WARM and I simply said screw it!

So will I pay for it tomorrow...most definitely.  But I am ready to get back down to business in the morning.  Hopefully I don't pay too dearly with my little indiscretions today.  Currently I don't feel bad for my decision however my stomach is killing me and feels like I don't know what...totally bloated though!!  Not a fun feeling in the least.

In the morning we shall see what the scale says until then I am off to finish my last few ounces of water for the day (that much I did do...got in a gallon of water and kept taking my drops) and watch the ACM Awards:)  Night

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Such a crazy night/day I forgot not only to take my vitamins I didn't weigh in.  Ah well probably just as well since I didn't get much sleep last night.  Yep it is the weekend again.  Took Chip to be spayed poor love seems to be in so much pain tonight:(  Definitely don't want any babies from her though and she isn't the nicest dog on earth when cycling...as it turns out we caught her prior to going into a 2nd heat cycle within 4 months of the last one!!

Anyhow back on subject basically been a looong exhausting 24hours and I most likely won't weigh in until Monday morning due to lack of sleep.  No point in setting myself up mentally right?  Esp since today despite my great loss thus far I really wanted Pizza for dinner...I refrained.

Lunch while waiting for Chips spay I had a salad with grilled chicken and the only option for dressing was honey mustard so took it...otherwise was ranch and they were out of lemons.  I only used 1/2 of what they gave me so maybe I will be ok...if not I am still happy with my choices of the day.

Dinner I had the HCG friendly version of Chili and 2 melba toast.

I did get in a gallon of water but no fruit.  I took an apple with me and my son got hungry so I gave it to him...the life of a mom I suppose.

Friday, April 16, 2010


WOOHOO!!!  Scale moved down another 2lbs:)  putting me .4lbs away from the 260s and 20lbs lost!!!!!!  I am soooo beyond excited.

Lunch today lettuce salad with 1/2 apple, lemon pepper chicken, cucumbers and ACV dressing

Dinner taco salad basically.  Used the mixed ground beef recipe and put over lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Another great read: http://www.liquidhcgdiet.com/lose-weight-reshape-your-body/ I didn't get my drops from this site but they are very helpful whether you purchase from them or not and have great articles they publish.

As it has been brought to my attention some protocols don't allow such things as Olive Oil and cauliflower so be sure you are following the protocol you were given.  Also some protocols are being told to not to have those things.  The one I am on also states I can have melons and berries others I guess cannot so please just because it is here and working for me doesn't mean it will work for you.  If you choose to try the things I am told I can have and you stall the next day cut it back out and follow the one you were given.  Also such things as mixing vegis but it is working for me.  So go with your gut see how things work for you and follow your protocol to the best you can.

This really DOES work!!!  I am not hungry, no real cravings...I think I have like once or twice and it was bad habits of boredom and reaching for munchies.  I feel like a walking infomercial and am thinking wow is this what it is like? SWEET!!  Know that yes you can do a 500 calorie diet w/o hcg, but also you will be starving, losing muscle and have sagging skin.  So far I have none of the above being on the hcg AND VLCD (very low calorie diet).  Keep in mind that your body doesn't go into stress because the HCG puts a layer around your good fat and eats the bad fat stored in your body so it actually makes your organs healthier and unstresses them from how you they were before the diet.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


No change today in the scale BUT that is ok considering I went over by 100 calories yesterday at least it wasn't a gain.  That overage was not bad foods or anything just boredom munchies, stress of waiting on nieces MRI results (which btw her results came back as normal so still no answers) and eating beef for both meals.  I should have done chicken like I was going to do for the 2nd meal.  So today back on track of watching the calories closer.

Here is a great article on the ups and downs of weightloss: http://www.liquidhcgdiet.com/the-ups-and-downs-of-weighing-yourself-daily/

Lunch: spinach, cucumbers ACV dressing and the remaining of ground beef mix from yesterday.

Dinner: Lemon Peppered chicken, ACV dressing, spinach, apple, tomatoes

Took a long walk today with the kids and dogs....been a long week couped up inside between Kelda getting injured and SNOW...my back now hurts tonight due to weather rolling in again I guess as I am hearing now.

Motivational Quotes

I am on Facebook Fan Page for Liquid HCG and I seriously am addicted to the page to help keep me going on my weightloss journey.  This mornings question was what are you motivational quotes to keep you going so thought I would share the good ones that came thru.

  • A minute on my lips forever on my hips (boy ain't the the truth)
  • If it is "white" don't BITE!!! (ei Flour, sugar, etc...)
  • the first bite tastes the same as the last, so why all the bites in between?
  • If its white ...its not right!!
  • Reach for your mate instead of your plate (Sure my hubby would enjoy this one lol)
  • We are learning to eat to live not living to eat
  • If you bite it you write it (for those keeping food journals)
  • new bathing suit or outfit you really like 2 sizes too small and have it hanging in the bathroom where it can see it on all those extra visits to the bathroom
  • When dealing with junk food leftovers remember -- it either goes to waste or to waist. Throw them away!!
  • Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork (ouch but guess it is working for somebody)
  • One should eat to live, not live to eat

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Scale down 2lbs!!  Woohoo to lose while ON my TOM....wowsers now that is what I am talking about lol.  I am finding my greater losses is when I eat over 500 calories.  Like yesterday was 518 approximate calories.  Going to test the theory and eat a shade over 500 as it might be my bodies sweet spot.  So if you find you are losing less than 1 lbs/day (though keep in mind stalls are normal as it is your body adjusting) keep track of what you are eating, how much and see if you see a pattern  and adjust accordingly.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art38036.asp Apple Cider Vinegar uses

1/2 grapefruit

Lunch: ground beef with onions, cilantro, basil, in a Dijon mustard and no salt added ketchup mix on spinach, and cucumbers.

Dinner: ground beef mix with tomatoes and green beans


Yikes well I went well over because I had burger meat at both meals....ah well such is life right?

Baked ground beef and cauliflower

-100 g. Extra lean ground beef cooked with 1/2 cup of onion and season with salt and pepper and a little bit of hot sauce

-1 and 1/2 cup of mashed cauliflower

-Bake at 350 for 20 min.

-And top with crushed melba toast and bake for another 10 min. Enjoy!!

(about 215 cal.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Scale up .2lbs

Forcing food down today...not hungry but wanting to eat out of boredom...between Andi's MRI situation, snowing, Kelda injuring her ankle again and badly spraining it, did I mention it is snowing?? I am wanting to munch out of boredom yet I am not hungry.  OH and my cycle started today...a few days early.  I spotted yesterday so wondered and then today full blown.  I am sure this is the reason for the .2 increase and the stall yesterday.  I can handle that.  No cravings other than the need for a little salt on my food...I am feeling a little bloated this afternoon, but not terrible.  Trying to drink extra water and adding lemon today.

Midmorning 1/2 grapefruit

Lunch I had spinach, chicken marinated in strawberry sauce apple and Vinaigrette over the top.

Dinner spinach, lemon pepper chicken, green beans and the same Vinaigrette from earlier.

I think I have waited a little late to eat I am starving while waiting for my chicken to cook.  Hopefully I am on the ok side and aren't hungry later.  I woke from my nap craving Plain Lays Potato chips!  First time to crave something all week...I think it is due to TOM (time of month) honestly.


The plateau 

Everyone experiences this at some point...it  is most likely your body readjusting to the new changes. This is normal and expected with almost every person that cycles through the HCG diet. Women seem to see weight loss in a stair-step like fashion. It comes off for a period of time then evens out for a while. The plateau can last from a couple days to a week. The key is to stay compliant to the diet, even if the scale is not moving. Many people during this time may not see weight loss but they continue to lose inches, keep an eye out for that. It's important to remember that it's not the day by day weight loss, but what happens from start to finish.

A couple things to keep in mind:
1. Be sure that you are only eating foods on the approved food list.
2. Make sure that you're eating enough food and not neglecting proteins or veggies. Do not drop you're calorie count below 500 cals. It will definitely slow your progress!

3. Be sure to drink at least 64 oz of water each day, preferable 1/2 your body weight in ounces. (If one weighs 180 lbs they should try and drink 90 oz/day). Also, water with lemon helps with weight loss.
4. If you continue to plateau than try an apple or mini-steak day.
5. Lastly, It's important to remember the closer you get to your "Ideal Body Weight" the slower the weight comes off.

ACV and Lemon Juice

ACV helps flush out your system.

Water with lemon helps speed up weight loss. 

Drinking water with lemon for weight loss is also an effective way to help eliminate toxins, clean internal waste, and promote energy boosts.

Phase 1 Tips

Understanding the purpose of Phase 1 is very important and is key to a smooth transition into Phase 2 (the low calorie portion of the diet).
Phase one is what I call the “Binge Phase.” It lasts for two days, during which you take .5mL of the Liquid HCG drops three times a day but also eat whatever you want, particularly things that are high in fat.
It may sound counterproductive but what you’re doing is filling your normal fat cells to capacity so that you have more nutrients available to the body during phase 2. This helps alleviate hunger, particularly at the very beginning when it’s most common. This is a crucial time because your body is taking the HCG into the bloodstream and getting the message out, so to speak, that the fat-loss process is beginning.
Many people have a tendency to skip this phase in fear that they may gain a couple of pounds.  The reality is thatany weight gain made in the binge period will be lost within the first 48 hours of phase 2.  Don’t worry!  We have seen some people gain even as much as 5-6 pounds in phase 1 and they are lost in the first day or two of phase 2.
Tips For Success In Phase 1 Of The Liquid HCG Diet
  1. Enjoy The Binge – During these two days eat the foods that you know you’ll miss the most during Phase 2.
  2. Take Acetyl L-Carnitine – This is an amino acid that helps convert fat into fuel.  It helps prevent muscle tissue from being lost and promotes lean muscle mass.  It also helps to increase your metabolism and helps your body burn fat.
  3. Eat 5-6 Meals Per Day – When you eat throughout the day it keeps your metabolism running high and helps to release abnormal fat reserves.  The HCG will start working with the release of these fats which kick-starts the whole process.
Good Luck on the diet and stay committed… keep the end goal in mind.  8)

Strawberry Calories

You want about 35 calories
Med. 3 calories
Lg. 5 calories
Extra Lg. 8 calories
If weighing 100g is about 35 calories

Monday, April 12, 2010


Well no movement on the scale today but looking at for the week I lost 15.8 lbs I am not crying!!    I also lost 6 inches overall :0)  I am pretty tired today, but that is mostly due to adjusting still from working overnights over the weekend.  Funny how just a couple nights a week of overnight shifts can mess with your sleep patterns half the next week!!

Lunch spinach salad with lemon juice and hamburger meat mix with garlic and onions.

Dinner lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, chicken

20 minute walk today felt great to take one and other than the pending storm my back did well.  Expecting 6 inches tonight.  Seriously over the snow, but that is life in the Rockies lol

Found out tonight my16 yr old niece has to have an MRI tomorrow.

She has had a serious headache for 3 weeks now. She has been to the dr. a couple times was on pain meds nothing helping. Best case scenario maybe has a blood clot, but could also be fluid or a tumor.  So pins and needles until results are in by Thursday but hopefully Wednesday.

Chicken Breading

I just read an interesting tip for breading your chicken....and apparently 20 calories worth of Saltines are allowed something I didn't realize as all I read about is Melba Toast....

4 saltines = 20 calories can use them for breading on chicken


1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 T. water
2 T. dried thyme
1⁄4 t. salt
1⁄4 t. pepper
1 T. dried basil
1⁄4 t. garlic powder
Add all ingredients in a blender and mix well.

Citrus Dressing
1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 T lemon
stevia to taste
1⁄4 t garlic powder

Dill Dressing
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 T. water
2 T. dried basil
2 T. dried dill
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. onion powder
Mix all ingredients in a blender and mix well.

Vinaigrette Dressing
1⁄4 c. apple cider vinegar
1⁄2 c. water
2 shakes celery salt
2 shakes onion salt
Ground pepper to taste
stevia, to taste

Toni's Strawberry Vinaigrette DressingStrawberries
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
stevia, to taste
dash of salt and dash of cayenne (optional)
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Pour over fresh arugula or green salad.  Garnish with sliced strawberries and freshly cracked pepper.  Variation:  use as marinate or sauce for chicken

Sunday, April 11, 2010


After 2 nights of interrupted sleep, a late everything meal yesterday I still lost another .8 lbs this morning...I WILL take it lol.  The said avg is 1-2 lbs a day I am well above that at this time.  typically it is men that lose lots and fast.  We women have factors against us such as our monthly visitors, retaining of water etc. 274.2lbs is nothing to balk about esp since one week ago today I weighed in at 290...even if I didn't lose another pound this round I would be happy, but of course I am rooting for more...lol.

I at least want to get into the 260s this round if possible.  I have not yet decided if I will do the full 40 days which then means 40 days of phase 3 that which just before my birthday I would be doing another round....or get into the 260s goal area and take my first break after I hit the 23 or 30 days.  My thoughts are as long as I am still going down I will go all the 40 days.

1/2 grapefruit mid morning (41 Cals)
Lunch spinach salad w/tomato, hamburger meat and ACV
strawberry smoothie sipped on thru out the afternoon
Dinner Chili (see recipe) makes 1 bowl
Melba Toast (60 Cals) between this and the meat in my chili the calorie counter says I am over by 100 cals...not sure on accuracy but still better to be a little over than under I suppose.

I am VERY full so maybe I am over in calories.  I feel like I just forced down a Fuddruckers burger LOL.  Oh well that is ok...hopefully doesn't hurt me tomorrow.  I should get a full nights sleep though tonight and dinner was a little later than normal, but not as late as last night.  Still 3 hours before bedtime so maybe we will be ok.

How my day Looks

1.morning drops (water)
2.approved fruit (mid morning) typically grapefruit
3.approved protein with 2 cups of approved veggies
4 afternoon drops (water, green tea)
5.approved fruit (mid afternoon)
6.approved protein with 2 cups of veggies
7.before dinner drops(water, green tea)

For a total around 500 calories  I take my drops approx 15 mins prior to eating.

I also try to get in 1 8 oz glass of warm water with 3T of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) with a packet or 2 of Stevia.  You can also make a vinaigrette and use over salads this is a MUCH easier method.  I am not always great at getting in both my fruits but do fine on the rest.  Sometimes I get busy and forget to eat because I am not hungry.  

Ideally you should get in 5-6 mini meals a day to keep blood sugars up and also keeps hunger at bay.  I believe you can have black coffee...I am not a fan so skip it altogether!  However I did just read about putting flavored stevia in coffee helps with those of us that are non black coffee drinkers.  So I might give that a shot I don't know.

Hope this might be of some help to anyone in need:0)


100g ground steak, 1 tomato, 1/2 c water or broth, 3-4 cloves minced garlic
Seasonings (to taste): 1/2 t onion powder, 1/2 t oregano, 1/4 t cumin, 1/4 t black pepper, 1/4 t cayenne, 1/4 t basil, 1/4 t thyme

1. Preheat pan over MED heat.

2. Add minced garlic and 1 T of the water/broth to pan.

3. Saute 2-3 mins. Be sure not to burn the garlic. Add more water/broth as necessary.

4. Increase heat to MED-HI.

5. Add ground steak and saute until brown - about 5 mins.

6. Add all seasonings and cook an additional 3 mins. Continue to add more water/broth as necessary.

7. While that is cooking dice 1/2 of tomato and place other 1/2 in food processor or blender to puree.

8. Mix in tomatoes, puree, and rest of broth.

9. Turn heat down to MED-LO and simmer until it reaches desired consistency.

TIP: Mix all spices together in a small bowl so I can add them all at once.

225 Calories

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Well today has been a crazy out of normal day.  Scale registered down another 1.6 making it a total of 15lbs to date!!  Very excited over that and just totally blows me away.

I didn't cheat,  but eating schedule was later than normal as well as interrupted sleep last night due to dispatching.  I hope these factors don't hurt me too much with the scale in the morning.  I have phones again tonight and I am tired as is as today has been go go go on top of lack of sleep last night.  I am grateful I have a position I can work from home 2 nights a week on top of my photography business really helps supplement the slow times, but these all nighters really get to me.  At least I can sleep lol but it is interrupted so it does suck and by morning feels as if there was none if my sleep was interrupted more than once.

So today I had:

1 apple

Subway roasted chicken salad again.  


hamburger patty
green beans
4 melba toast
green tea (which I have 2 cups a day generally but just realized I haven't been putting it down as well as 3T ACV)

Ok going to try and settle in for the night sorry short to the point post I am tired though but that is one of the "perks" of working at home I guess lol

Sheesh so tired I forgot to report that I was able to put on and button/zip while standing a size 22 pair of jeans:) So wore them today and the shirt is a solid size 22 that was comfortable...not too large, not too small just right.  The jeans still on the tighter side BUT fit and were comfortable enough to sit in and drive 3 hours today!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Orange Julius

80 Calories

  • 1 orange

  • 5-10 drops vanilla creme liquid stevia (to taste)

  • ice

  • water (as needed)
    1. Peel orange and place orange sections in blender.
    2. Add about a handful of ice.
    3. Blend.
    4. Add vanilla creme stevia.
    5. Blend to desired consistency. Add water as needed.
    Alternative Option:
    6 drops of "Vanilla Creme" and 4 drops of "Valencia Orange" stevia

    TIP: Place this in the freezer for about 1 hr after preparing and have an on protocol version of orange sherbet! Yummy.

  • HCG P2D4

    Ok ever lay in bed and just KNOW you feel skinnier?? Not yet??? Well think of that moment of how you are feeling after your monthly visitor leaves and you aren't swollen and poofy that is how I woke this morning!

    Stepped on the scale and....down another 3.4lbs!!!!  Making it 276.6 lbs WOOHOO WOOHOO go me.

    Well I had to try on a pair of size 22 jeans I purchased a couple weeks ago thinking it said 24 only to be upset when I got home and they weren't.  Yeah yeah I know I know that is what dressing rooms are for...I wasn't in the mood to try anything on...lol.  I was a size 24 and they were getting tight and iffy.  Guess what that accidental purchase...size 22...FIT!!!  Still a little on the tight side but that is OK I got them over my hips, zipped and buttoned....I KNOW they will loosen in the next few days and then NOT fit at all :0)

    I am NOT hungry.  Sometimes as it is close to time to eat again hunger pangs begin but I take the drops and by the end of 15 minutes and taking that first bite I am already feeling satisfied. Where I am only actively eating 500 calories my body is being fueled with 2000-3000 or so calories by feeding off the reserved fat.  I swear it looks like I have less cellulite...but of course I didn't do naked photos...I have some from a couple years ago where I tried losing weight and I do have clothed photos from Easter Sunday my first load day.  That is probably what I will use as my before and side by side with my end of Phase 2 photo.

    Lunch today was a Subway Roasted Chicken Salad 130 calories...I couldn't eat it all!!  So added to it for dinner tonight so this still only puts me at 260 calories. I did add Sweet Onion sauce for dressing before I thought about how many sugars might be in it...but I just looked it up online and it is only 8g of sugar...so I didn't totally blow it and There are 40 calories so even still 170 Calories and barely a hint of taste of it on my dinner I am maybe at 300 calories for the day.

    So at only 300 calories decided I need to get in more so made myself an Orange Julius (See Desserts for recipe).  It is about 80 calories...so getting closer.  Sheesh never knew getting in 500 calories could be so darned hard!!  Sooo for the first time I must resort to eating Melba Toast to help make up the extra cals.  5 toasts later and I am STILL 80 cals short!!  but I am indeed full.

    I ended up taking a 4 hour or so walk today with all the errands I had to get done. 3hrs alone walking around Walmart because they literally changed everything around so took forever to find everything I needed.

    So in case it is hard to read thru the long windedness there:

    Lunch Subway Roasted Chicken Salad...170 Cals (probably a little less since I didn't eat it all)
    Dinner rest of lunch with a little added lettuce added.....130 Cals
    Orange Julius....80 Cals
    5 Melba Toast....80 Cals

    I think yesterday I went slightly over in Calories but the day before I was under.  Again never imagined feeling full and lucky to get in 500 calories daily.  And of course I always get in TONS of water.  I think I fill my 44 oz mug at minimum of 4 times a day...typically more like 5-6 times.

    Can't wait for morning weigh in.  In bed by 10 asleep by 11  Well scratch that...I forgot it is Friday which means I have to dispatch the overnight shifts tonight and tomorrow night!  At least it is only 2 days a week right?  Hope it doesn't stall me out getting little sleep if calls come in.

    Apple Meringue

    1 apple

    2 egg whites

    Liquid cinnamon Stevia

    Stevia Packets


    Cut up apple and boil until semi-tender. As that is boiling blend egg ...whites until they form stiff peaks. Add in 2 droppers full of Liquid Cinnamon Stevia and 1 packet stevia. In a small glass baking dish put your apples and then sprinkle with cinnamon and another packet of stevia. Cover with Merangue mixture - sprinkle again with cinnamon.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Add more stevia to satisfy the sweet tooth.

    This really feels like a cheat! :) from what I hear...looks like one.  I honestly haven't had a sweet attack moment yet!!  I am sure it is coming so posting this for when it does!

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    HCG P2D3

    Have some light itchys here and there...have read it could happen but isn't terrible!  Have energy actually I am amazed!!  But not so hot weather today...in fact totally crazy out of nowhere blizzard blew through. Cloudy, went sunny, then up came 50mph winds, temps dropped drastically, clouds again lost our sun and then vertical snow...no joke.  All that last bit in about 10 mins flat.  So no walk today as the snow came down fast furious and started sticking.

    So anyhow had the hamburger mixture with tomatoes today for both lunch and dinner with dried apples in between due to that is what is in the house.  I thought I had more approved foods but that is it...so glad tomorrow is payday.  Hoping before lunch hubby gets paid so I don't eat anything bad.  I did really good today with no desire for anything bad for me:0)  I soooo can't wait to see the scale in the morning!!!  Having this for 2 meals actually puts me a little over my 500 calories, but I think that may be ok seeing as how yesterday I was over 100 calories under!

    Ok my new goal is to be in bed resting by 10 and asleep by 11p.m.  Did you know between 11p.m.-2a.m. is when it is crucial sleep/rest time for your body??

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    HCG P2D2

    From a fellow HCGer I got this link and like it better than the other one I posted I think:0)  Thanks so much.
    http://www.acaloriecounter.com You can type in what you are looking for, put how many servings, click add to my foods. Set up your calorie count for the day and it will tell you how many left for the day or if you went over and by how much....guess what somehow today I managed to be under:( 

    Well not being home at lunch...umm yeah hope this doesn't hurt me I had 1/2C of chili mac. and 4oz of tomato juice.  I did step on the scale out of curiosity and I am down 10 lbs than when I left town...no clue load days gain and that was mid day tons of water in my system, having just gotten done driving 3 1/2 hours etc...so excited now to see my actual morning weigh in!!!!!

    Dinner I had Chicken soup with celery.  was tasty.  Also had green tea and that nasty NASTY ACV...apple cider vinegar!  bleck yuck gross....shutters.  BUT is said to help so ya know the things one will do to help every possible step lol.  I did dilute the 3T in warm water and stevia added as well and it made it more tolerable but not by much.

    So here is to tomorrow....I can't wait to see my results and will continue updating recipes as I come across them.  I still have tons more that was sent to me.  So far all the ones listed are for phase 2.  I didn't think to tag them as such so in phase 3 I will be sure when I get there to tag as phase 3 along with other categories.

    Good night signing off...well going to go mess around Facebook  for a few most likely lol.  

    Mexican Chicken Soup

    277 Calories

    • 100 grams cooked chicken, shredded into bite-sized pieces
    • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    1. Preheat pot over medium-high heat. 2. Add garlic, and cook for 3-5 minutes. 3. Use a bit of your broth to keep garlic from sticking to the pot, if necessary. 4. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. 5. Bring to a boil. 6. Reduce heat to a simmer and add chicken. 7. Simmer for 20 minutes. 8. Stir in cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes more

    Comfort in a Bowl Chicken Soup

    211 Calories

    • 200 grams chicken breast, cubed or ground
    • 180 grams celery
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup water
    • lots of oregano
    • lots of garlic powder
    • lots of onion powder
    • dash red pepper flakes
    • dash paprika
    • few drop Braggs Liquid Aminos, to taste
    In a large saute/sauce pan over MED heat add water. When water gets hot add chopped onions and chopped celery. Add more water as necessary to coat veggies and allow them to cook. The water will reduce as the veggies are cooking so keep adding as needed. Add 1/2 seasonings. After about 5-10 minutes or until veggies are almost soft and tender enough, add chopped cubed chicken or ground chicken. Cook all the way through until chicken is no longer pink (about 5 more min). Add the rest of your seasonings. Test veggies to make sure they are soft enough. When everything is cooked to your liking add chicken broth, Braggs, and hot sauce or chili powder. Lower heat to MED/LOW. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve and Enjoy! 

    Lemon Chicken Soup

    248 Calories

    • 100 grams cooked chicken breast, diced or shredded
    • chopped spinach (allowed amount)
    • 2 cups broth
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • sea salt, to taste
    • ground white pepper, to taste
    1. Preheat saucepan over MED heat. 2. Combine all ingredients. 3. Bring to a boil, then simmer 20 mins. 4. Serve.

    Homemade Chicken Soup

    196 Calories

    • 3.5 ounces chicken
    • 1-2 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 cup chicken broth, fat free
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/8 cup Braggs Aminos
    • dash garlic salt
    • dash onion powder
    • dash pepper
    • dash Johnnys
    • dash salt
    Pour Braggs, broth and water into a pot. Add chicken and seasonings. Boil chicken until done. Shred or dice and set aside. Add celery to broth and simmer until soft. Add chicken back to broth and enjoy!

    Cabbage and Chicken Soup

    228 Calories

    • 3.5 ounces Chicken Pre-cooked
    • 1 cup Chicken Broth
    • 2 cups Cabbage
    • .5 teaspoon Onion Powder
    • dash Cayenne Pepper Powder
    • pinch Salt
    • pinch Pepper
    Bring chicken broth to a boil, add chicken and spices, add cut up cabbage. Cook till cabbage is clear but still crisp. Pour into bowl and serve. Delicious

    Creamy Chicken Soup

    255 Calories

    • 100 grams cooked chicken
    • 1/2 cup celery, chopped (or allowed amount)
    • 1-2 cup chicken broth
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onions
    • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon basil
    • ground white pepper (to taste)
    • dash salt
    1. Preheat saucepan over MED-HI heat. 2. In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until reaches desired consistency. 3. Pour into saucepan and bring to boil. 4. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and heat 20-30 mins. 5. Serve. TIP: I usually start out by adding 1 c broth to the food processor and then gradually add more broth until it's the soup consistency I prefer. 

    Asian Chicken Wraps

    2-3 big cabbage leaves
    1 cup shredded cabbage
    Dash of onion salt, garlic powder, and Chinese Five spice
    ½ pkg stevia
    2 melba toast rounds
    1 chicken breast cooked and chopped

    Steam big cabbage leaves for 5 minutes.  Move over to side of steamer to make room for shredded cabbage.  Steam for 5 minutes.  Remove shredded cabbage to mixing bowl and mix with chicken and spices.  Wrap in big cabbage leaves and crunch melba toast on top for crunch

    Spicy Baked Chicken

    • 4 chicken breasts
    • 1 onion cut up
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
    Season Chicken and place into baking pan.  Place onions and garlic on top.  Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes at 375

    Rosemary Chicken

    206 Calories

    • 3.5 ounces chicken, cut into 1 inch cubes
    • fresh rosemary
    • mustard
    • Stevia
    Take a branch of rosemary and remove the needles from about 3/4ths of it. Spear chicken cubes onto the part of the rosemary branch that does not have the needles. Mix yellow mustard and Stevia together to make a sweet mustard sauce. Grill chicken until done, then pour mustard sauce over the chicken. Enjoy! 

    Chicken Fajitas

    • 100 grams chicken
    • 3/4 - 1 cups water or chicken stock
    • 1 1/2 cups onions & peppers
    • 1/4 teaspoon EACH: garlic pwd. chili pwd. & cumin
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice + 1/2 packet Truvia
    • 1/2 cup salsa
    • 3 leaves Romaine (in place of tortillias)
    boil chicken in water/stock with chili pwd. garlic pwd. and cumin. when cooked, remove chicken and shred it. add chicken, peppers, salsa, and lime mix to stock. boil until juice is almost gone. salt & pepper to taste, serve on Romaine leaves.

    Tomato Basil Chicken

    1 Serving

    1 Chicken breast cubed (100 g)
    ¼ cup water
    2 tbsp chopped onion
    3 fresh basil leaves sliced
    ¼ tsp oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
    1 cup chopped tomatoes
    2 Tbsp of lemon juice
          2 garlic cloves minced

    Lightly brown chicken in saucepan with lemon juice.  Add garlic, onion, spices & water.  After chicken is cooked, add fresh tomatoes and basil. Cook an additional 10 minutes.  Add salt & pepper