Saturday, October 31, 2009

P3 Day 18 ...... 137.6 lbs =D

I'm back at my "floor" today WOOHOO!!!! I was actually shocked to see 137 anything on my scale this morning, considering I was left alone with the halloween sugar cookies I baked for my kids last night and TWO OF THEM bit the dust... right in my mouth =/ I felt terrible after eating them! Hopefully my weigh in this morning will keep me from screwing it up tonight when all of the trick-or-treating commences!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

P3 Day 15 (I checked!) 138.6 lbs =D ....and a cake recipe!

So yesterday I felt yukky, my tummy wasn't right. I had a small banana at work because the apples were rotten in the breakroom. We aren't supposed to have bananas on P3 but apparently it caused me no ill will. I'm down a pound from yesterday after a banana, tons of scrambled eggs with cheese & spinach, and most of all the SCRUMPTIOUS chocolate mug P3 friendly cake I had last night! THIS... will be carried over into P4 with me no doubt!

The biggest issue - finding Almond Flour. Even my health food store didn't have it. Whole foods is a good 45 minutes away from me, but people say you can find it there. I ordered it online from WARNING - EXPENSIVE lol! But I have a 5 lb bag and I bet you it lasts a lonnnnnng time. It's so worth it to me to have this cake! The cake is special to me lol! Oh, I've also heard if you have a Trader Joe's or a Kroger you should check there for Almond Flour. You can also use coconut flour in this recipe. I'm just showing how I made mine :) And I think coconut flour is one of those things you can only find online. Anyway, enjoy!

Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is for one serving and is cooked in a coffee mug in the microwave

4 Tlbs. Almond Flour
4 Tlbs. Sugar Alternative (I use baking splenda)
2 Tlbs. cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tlbs. milk
3 Tlbs. oil (I used olive oil)
Splash of Vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Mix all dry ingredients in mug, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix. Place in 1000 watt microwave for three (3) mintues. (I am doing 2 minutes in my 1250 watt microwave) Do not cover mug. Cake will rise over top - do not be alarmed. Let cool and place on plate. Add a little whipped cream to top.

I tried this for the first time last night (my almond flour just arrived!) and it was HEAVENLY!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

P3 - Week 2 - What I have learned about this phase! 139.8 lbs (up 2lbs)

Well, I guess experimenting in P3 is something you have to do, and just see how your body reacts to different foods.

Things that I know cause me to gain: Sugar-free ice cream, Sugar-free pudding, getting the SUGAR-FILLED latte at McDonalds instead of the sugar-free latte I ordered!

Things that haven't caused any problems: my red wine. WOOHOO! Peanut butter cookies (1 cup all natural PB, 1 egg, 1 cup splenda, dash of vanilla, mix, spread on cookie sheet & cook 10 mins at 350), YUMMY stuffed bell peppers -- stuffed with extra lean ground beef, and rotel dip (including reduced fat sausage!), I've had no problem with cheese at all. Scrambled eggs - good stuff. I've even used cream cheese (fat free) in TONS of recipes and with no gain!

The last two pounds, in case you are wondering - came from the darn sugar free snacks I posted above. I will not be fooling with those again! I've been told that in P4 it's better to have the sugar-filled ice cream than sugar free because sugar free is a bunch of CHEMICALS! I believe it!

I have had a total of 3 steak days. They work like a charm each time & bring me back down! I did a steak day yesterday & I'm doing high protein today. Friday I was 138.0. I'd like to go back there lol!

I'll be attempting my first Almond Flour recipe probably tomorrow. It's called "Chocolate Mug Cake" =) I'll post how that goes, and the recipe!

Friday, October 16, 2009

P3, Day 5! -- 138.2 lbs.

First I have to say -- I LOVE P3!!! No, we don't get to lose, but stabilize and FINALLY eat something different lol!

I'm doing much better than I thought I would so far. I'm within a pound of my last "drop" weight.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009 R1P3 - Stabalizing!

After much consideration Sat. and Sun. I decided to take my last drop Sunday morning (just a day 1/2 earlier than originally planned) because the Prednisone was literally making me starve. I needed some eggs! 2 egg whites/1 egg & spinach = made me feel MUCH better. I found that I could only eat 1/2 of it. Amazing how your stomach will shrink after 28 days of hardly anything lol! Since I was at 137.4 yesterday morning, I've decided that if I ever hit 140 on the scale again, it will be time for a "steak day".... to bring my weight back down.

Bought lots of P3 food last night at the store. Starting with adding in scrambled eggs only right now since I've just come of the drops. I'm not *supposed* to add in anything and stay on my VLCD's through tomorrow evening, however, note the steroid/hunger problem above & you'll see why I'm adding in eggs. Some of the first things I plan on making when I begin to add to that -- stuffed bell peppers, P3 friendly jalapeno poppers, P3 low carb all natural peanut butter cookies (maybe this weekend on those)!

P3 here we go -- NO SUGAR NO STARCH for the next 3 weeks! I can totally do this. Just so glad to have some scrambled eggs! =]

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday. Oct. 11, 09 "VLCD" 28 -- 137.6 (down .4) total loss = 17.4 lbs

Exactly four weeks ago today I weighed TWENTY POUNDS MORE than I do right now ;) (Post loading). How cool is that?

I stalled yesterday - getting close to the end - close to goal of 135. I broke my stall with VODKA! Someone on the forum lost 3.5 lbs drinking vodka, so I had two shots in my mineral water/vanilla stevia. It was NASTY, but I'm back down again hahaha! I feel dehydrated, a bit. Five more days on P2! I'd BETTER make it to 135. I take my last Hcg drops for this round tomorrow.... I can't believe it!

Here is a picture - sort of an "after" even though my after won't be until Thursday. :)

Again, here is a before:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday. Oct. 9, 09 "VLCD" 26 -- 138.0 (down 1.2) 15.8 lbs total loss

138.0 this morning at weigh-in time, I seriously can't believe it! I thought I was going to be gaining due to the Prednisone I'm taking? 3 more pounds and I have enough for my goal this round! YAAAAY! My abs still hurt from doing the jacknife on the Wii Fit night before last....

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thurs. Oct. 8, 09 "VLCD" 25 -- 139.2 (down .8)


That's all I can say. I LOVE this diet, despite the jealousy I've had over everyone else's food the last 25 days lol!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wed. Oct. 7, 09 "VLCD" 24 -- 140.0 (down .6) total loss = 13.8 lbs

WELL! I was hoping to break into the 130's today, but weighed in this AM at 140.0 LOL! Tomorrow will be the day!

The doctor put me on Prednisone and Bactrum for my sinus infection from hell.

And guess what? Prednisone makes you HUNGRY and RETAIN WATER!!! Goodygoodygoody. I can deal with the hungry part, but I really REALLY want my goal weight in the next 7 days. No water retainage!!! I'm just going to keep on doing things right, and if I GAIN - I won't be posting on the blog until the effects of the Prednisone are long gone & my true loss shows up!

I played Wii Fit for the first time since May. I was so HAPPY seeing that my BMI is 23 something now!!! I tired easily though. Don't let it fool ya, you don't have extra energy on a 500 calorie diet!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tues. Oct. 6, 09 "VLCD" 23 -- 140.6 total loss = 13.2 lbs

I forgot to post yesterday evidently. But I am SICK, so there you have it.

I gained .2 from the onion soup though! Down .6 this morning. 5.4 lbs to go!

Going to the ENT tomorrow, again. Maybe if I can get rid of the awful massive amounts of congestion behind my ears, I'll drop another couple of pounds, I swear!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sun. Oct. 4, 09 "VLCD" 21 -- 141.0 (down 1.0) total loss = 13 lbs

Another pound down!

Well, I have a feeling the scale won't be moving down in the morning. Had a birthday party at the Japanese Steakhouse - ate some (though very little) of the onion soup. It was too good. Ate some lettuce with spicy lump crab meat. I just have a feeling!

I grilled 8 servings of extra lean ground beef on the George Foreman today. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sat. Oct. 3, 09 "VLCD" 20 -- 142.0 (down .6) total loss = 12 lbs

Today has been great. I feel re-charged & ready to finish up this round with results I'll be happy with. I was only down .6 this AM, but it's okay... I certainly like it better when it's a whole pound, but finally being so close to the 130's is getting me pumped, and I have decided I can do this an extra week. :) So 30 VLCDs it is! Went to Publix and bought some more EXTRA lean ground beef & tomatoes. My new favorite dinner lol. I cut the middle out of the smaller tomatoes & put the ground beef in the middle & bake them with some garlic powder and stevia. (I grill the ground beef on the george forman first). 8 more pounds to go - hopefully I can do this!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fri. Oct. 2, 09 "VLCD" 19 -- 142.6 (down .8) total loss = 11.2 lbs

Moving on down in the numbers! I am still not happy here though. I couldn't quit.. nope!

Had a luncheon at work today. I had lettuce, with some chicken (verrrrry little) because they had Chicken Marcela ... hope I didn't screw anything up, I scraped everything off of it, and picked out fat. My salad dressing ... some tabasco lol! We'll see if this screws up my loss in the morning. I hope not!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thurs. Oct. 1, 09 "VLCD" 18 -- 143.4 (down 1.0) total loss = 10.4 lbs

I'm feeling better, happy & re-energized today! I've lost half of the weight I need to drop in this round. I'm thinking of extending this round to 30 days in order to achieve my goal.

I can't believe I've gone 17 days with no sugar, starch, wine, lattes, lol! Not cheating helps me to know I've done my best.