Sunday, November 28, 2010

P4 and Thanksgiving

Well, as most of us know, we eat too much at Thanksgiving and pay the price afterwards. Mike and I both gained weight. I gained 4.2 lbs and Mike gained more. I think he is up 7 lbs for the week. This holiday season is going to be tough for him because he loves his sweets. So I worry about him. Yesterday we guacamole, enchiladas and tacos at Cheesecake Factory. For dinner, I had a salad and Mike had a hamburger. Today I lost 1.4 lbs overnight so it seems I made the right choices but Mike gains .2 oz. As of today, I am still less than 2 lbs over my LDD (currently at 173.6) but Mike is way over. To many temptations for him. He sees the 25th as the next phase but I hope he doesn't gain it all back to lose it again. I know he is around 255 and his LDD was 243.8 so his 30 lb weight loss has been reduced to 15ish. Today is a steak day but we are both very hungry which is the transition from eating all the wrong food and trying to get back on. We have been going to the gym and working out as well as being in the sauna which has helped me. We will see how Mike does tomorrow.

I am actually getting frustrated that I got into the 169s and haven't been able to maintain it there but again am beginning to believe my body settled in the LDD range - at least that is what I am thinking so that it gives me an excuse. :-)

I am going to try to be in the 155-159 range when I finish the next round. That would be 15-20 lbs. I hope I make it and then my body settles into that range like it has now. After that round, then I can do something about my clothes which need to be taken in. I don't want to spend the money now. I am missing out on all the year end clothes sales also. I don't want to buy something that fits now and it now fit in 2 months so I think I don't have any choice but to wait. The end of January hopefully will mean there are still things around for me! Some of my clothes can be taken in but some can't so I will decide at the end of January.

This week will be a very busy week. I am still bringing my lunch so that helps things.

We will see how tomorrow goes with the weigh in! Anxiously waiting for the 25th!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Today was good news for Mike. He lost 5.6 lbs overnight based on the steak day plus his time in the spa. I lost 1.4 lbs over night. Why do guys lose more than gals??? I am actually 2 ozs lower than my LDD. Again, I think that is where my body stabilized between 170-172 but not 2 lbs more than my LDD.

Anyhow, Mike still have almost another 5 lbs to get back to his LDD. He will be working hard the next couple of days to get there before Thanksgiving but in the end, he will be back at his LDD by December 25 so that he can continue to lose more from that time.

I am still amazed at how little things can make a difference - the steak day, low carb day, etc. I am just glad that the extra weight has stayed off and I have about a month to go for Round 2.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

P4 Continues with some disappointment for Mike

Today Mike informed me that he has gained 12 lbs back. He has been sneaking some extras and it finally caught up with him to realize he hasn't been good. Girl scout cookies, candy and too many other things. So today he went to the sauna, worked out a little, had a piece of string cheese (for the protein he says), and apple and lots of water. We will be doing a modified steak day with him eating the fore-mentioned. He is disappointed in himself and is determined to get back down to 245 before we start R2 on December 25 so that he can try to get down to the 220's. Of course, I have been mentioning all of this to him, each time he ate something. The problem is he just didn't stop and he kept thinking is was just one thing. But today he weighed in in the 250's. I don't remember the weight but it was probably 255 because he said he was 12 lbs up from his LDD. We will see how it goes and I hope tomorrow is a drop of couple of lbs for him. Thanksgiving comes up on Thursday so he wants to "be really good" until then.

As far as me, I am still within 2 lbs of my LDD. Today I weighed in 172.2, which is only .4 lbs higher than my LDD. I fluctuate between 170-172 depending on what I eat, and if I drink enough water. So I am fine. Of course, when I hit 169 I was excited but that didn't last too long. I wonder if that was because it was more than 2 lbs of my LDD and my body was controlling that. LOL. Anyhow, the steak day will be good for me too. I don't mind it and everything helps. :-)

I will post more tomorrow to see how Mike does. Cross your fingers. :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

HCG Information Links

I keep being asked more and more about this diet and I refer them to my blog where all the links are. I tell them that they need to go to my 2nd post but decided to post it here again..since that was a long time ago.

Dr. Simeons Protocal Dr. Simeons Protocol - PDF (This is the actual protocol that started the whole thing.)

(this will keep you sane when you are trying to figure out what to eat. We printed it out and placed each page in a clear page protector and then in a notebook.)

Other sites:

(one of my favorite sites because I usually find answers on this one most.)

· HCG Diet News

· HCG Diet FAQ

· HCG Diet Tips and Library

HCG Information

I keep being asked more and more about this diet and I refer them to my blog where all the links are. I tell them that they need to go to my 2nd post but decided to post it here again..since that was a long time ago.

Dr. Simeons Protocal

Thursday, November 11, 2010

P4 Continues

We just returned from St. Thomas and Mike gained 2 lbs and I gained 4 lbs but 3 days later the weight gain was gone. We just did a steak day the day after we got back. We love this diet because we have been able to basically eat anything and still not gain our weight back.

We are starting Round 2 on Christmas Day - our first fat loading day! We just want to lose some more 15-20 for me; 30 for Mike are our goals. We will see.

I still chuckle when I tell people about this. I sound like I am bragging about my child! But more and more are trying it successfully.

I don't know if I mentioned it before but Mike needed to start taking the synroid again because his blood test came back from the doctor. We haven't told him yet about being on the diet but I can't wait until I see him in April for my annual physical! That would be great to walk in 30-40 pounds lighter! Can't wait!