Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hotel Hades!

Good morning everyone, it's bright and early on Monday!

To keep y'all update, we haven't even left TX yet :( Nothing has really gone as we planned it to and Ive been super stressed out about it! Not to mention my husband was sick on Friday and Saturday, then I got sick on Sunday but I am feeling better this morning though.

We've been staying in a hotel since Wednesday and contrary to what most people may think, it is NO FUN! We have none of our belongings besides the few clothes we packed and my laptop, the internet here is so slow, we are confined to one little room, and we aren't eating home cooked meals! I have been struggling to eat what I'm supposed to... Yesterday I ate breakfast but that was it since I wasn't feeling well, the night before I have 2 slices of a meat lovers thin crust pizza and donuts, the day before that I had fried clam strips with french fries and mac & cheese! HORRIBLE, and I feel like poop because of it... It makes me feel so weighed down!

I haven't been on a scale Since Wednesday the 14th and am scared that I've put on some serious poundage... BUT hopefully if I correct what I've been doing starting today I'll end up okay. *Fingers crossed*

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Maintaining Well :)

Good morning all!

I just wanted to check in really fast with everyone and let you know how I'm doing. GREAT! Since I've lost those couple of pounds I gained after day 40 I have been maintaining just fine. One thing I did was increase my water intake which I think really does make a difference. It hasn't been hard staying active since we've been boxing, packing, and lifting items for the past few days. Also I try to keep a calorie count every day whether I'm spot on with my healthy eating or indulge in some candy.

You guys might not hear from me for at least a week, it's all depending on when we have our cable and internet set up. I will try my best not to take too long to update, as I'm sure our hotel rooms will have internet connections while we travel. So, you might get to hear about my trip and I'll be sure to post some pictures of my food choices and locations!

Enjoy your week, weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving if I don't post before then!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

9 Days of Maintenance

Hi everyone!

I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted a blog. We've been super busy over here with 3 days left until we move out and 5 days until we hit the road to VA.

When I first started the maintenance round of HCG I started to fall into some old bad habits like eating too late, skipping breakfast, not working out some days, munching on candy here and there, and probably consuming too many carbs too fast. I was eating a sandwich I think every day with cheese on it, and I know for sure that I was not doing well with my water consumption. Don't worry, after seeing a couple pounds gained on the scale I SNAPPED BACK TO REALITY. I started focusing back on my goals, counting calories consistently, getting active, and drinking more water. I'm now a little lower then my day 40 weight so I'm happy and will keep up with what I'm doing. It's hard work, I'm not going to lie... I have to constantly think about my food choices and drag myself out to at least get some fresh air every day. There have been days where I really, really, really didn't want to!

We are going to be living on the 3rd floor in the apartment we're moving into, so that's going to be good for me. I'm also trying to find a job where I'm not going to be limited to sitting behind a desk all day, but that's kind of hard working in the banking industry. So, if all else fails I will just have to do something active on my breaks like walk the building.

I WILL be starting a 26 day round of HCG in exactly 13 days! While I hope to lose another 26 pounds in those days, I'm more realistically hoping for about 15 pounds which would put me at about 230 pounds. If that happens, I will also do a 3rd 40 day round to try and accomplish leaving the 200's behind me :)

Well this is the only update I have for now, I can't promise to post every day but I will try at least once or twice a week! Once I'm back on the HCG I will keep up with the blog every day.


Monday, November 5, 2012

It's going to take a while to find my groove!

Good morning! Today I woke up deciding to make sure I get in at least 2 hours of cardio and some strength training. I also decided that I will not be eating anymore cookies for now, even though it was only 2 that I ate a few days ago. For me it's like a process of elimination right now as far as foods goes and what does or doesn't agree with me. My whole plan is not to deprive myself from eating everything good, but just to eat well balanced meals AND exercise daily. The hard part is getting my lazy booty up right now and doing the things my mind is telling me I need to do. 

I have been using the iPhone app My Fitness Pal to track my calories and I find that it's very helpful. In the past I've gone to log a food item on the site, see how much my calories would jump, and most likely make a wiser food choice (not always)... I have noticed that within a few days I have gone up a few pounds, it's scary, and I'm trying to figure out what I'm needing to change about what I'm doing or eating to stop more from piling on (I'm at 249.2 right now). I don't want to wake up tomorrow and be in the 250's because I worked hard to get out of them, so I took my walks (with a weighted vest) today and have been staying active throughout the day. 

The food I eat hasn't changed much, I have started incorporating some carbohydrates in but only about 1 thing a day like the Flatout Flatbread I will use to make a sandwich. Maybe I've been skimping on my veggies, yes, I have HA... I'll fix that though and start loading up on the green stuff!

BTW, sorry for no pictures... My computer decided that it didn't want to load anything today no matter how many times I tried :(


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Scared to be so FREE...

As we all know today is my first day not on a "diet." It's as scary as I thought it'd be, I'm paranoid that every little thing I eat will cause me to gain every pound back in a day! I did try something dumb last night and that was eating sushi again... It didn't go well, I was not able to eat it like I like to and I don't think I will be eating it again any time soon. The sauces on the Monster roll and Shaggy Dog were too sweet for me, the cream cheese in the Tigers Eye was too rich, the only one that wasn't too bad was the Spicy Crab roll but after 5 pieces total I was DONE and my husband had to eat 27 pieces by himself.

Since I tried something that I really wanted last night and it didn't work out well I got back on track quick. This morning I had cream of wheat for breakfast, 2 cookies for snack (I know, I know), veggie lasagna for lunch, a flatbread turkey sandwich with mixed berries for dinner, and carrots with hummus for a late snack. I also use the my fitness pal app on my iPhone to keep track of my calorie intake, I've been doing that for about a year now because it makes things a lot easier.

I don't think I'll be eating the lasagna anymore either, the cheese was too much for so that'll be fore my husband. I didn't know that some things I used to enjoy would taste so rich when I tried to eat them again. This kind of makes me frightened to try drinking milk again because it seems like dairy and sauces are giving me a little trouble right now. I guess consistency and having a schedule will be key to keeping this weight off.

Good Night!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Not what I wanted to see on DAY 40 :(

Good morning everyone! I wanted to thank y'all for sticking with my blog and giving me encouraging words when I needed them.

Of course since all the talk about weight last night and with the way I've been feeling lately (bloated), the first thing I did this morning was JUMP ON THE SCALE... Boy was I NOT ready for what I saw :( there was about a 2.6 pound GAIN (247.8) and I did not understand why at that time. I was so sad, but got over it quick because I knew I couldn't change it and I did everything I knew I was supposed to be doing (besides my pink starburst mishap lol). So all in all I've lost about 25 pounds on my first 40 day round of HCG, I can't complain about that!

After a couple of hours I decided to google about weight gain and that "time of the month." I was VERY relieved by many site I read stating the same things... A woman normally gain between 3-5 pounds during their cycle and retain lots of water! OMG, that's EXACTLY what's going on with me it's just too bad this had to start during my last days on HCG since I was hoping to end around 243 or lower. Oh-well I can't control the natural processes of the body!

This is just the beginning of my journey, so please stick around and see what's next for me!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Days 38 & 39 wrapped into one.

So yesterday was Halloween and I was so wrapped up in the fun, costumes, and candy that by the time the day was over I was exhausted and forgot to post anything. Now, I would be lying through my teeth if I said that I didn't have a piece of candy because I did BUT in my defense it was 1 tiny pink starburst (you can ask my husband)! :) That one starburst tasted like a RAINBOW in my mouth and I tried to make it last as long as possible.

After the hundreds of trick or treaters were gone (along with 700+ pieces of candy) we went out to practice my husbands parallel parking, which he has seemed to have perfected in about 4 hours of doing it. We got back home a little while after 10pm and "hit the hay" by 11pm. 

*WARNING* this portion may be an over share, but after 14 month with no visit from "Aunt Flow" she finally popped up and DAG ON IT I forgot how annoying she is!! I never really used to have any symptoms before from it and I don't know if it's old age but man... I think that's why I was craving steaks a few days ago and I was feel bloated a few days, oh well I guess it's the beauty of being a female! I also think she showed up because of the weight I lost so I guess I'll go ahead and keep it off. I'm kidding, I was going to keep it off anyway.

I'm hoping to be down tomorrow, darn I'm even hoping for a stall but what I don't want is to go up! I've been having a feeling all day, been getting on and off the scale, and drinking tons of water (extremely thirsty today) and I don't like what I'm seeing or feeling. I haven't eaten anything crazy so I don't know why I've put on so much weight during the day when I was a decent weight this morning. Maybe it's all the water I drank that has NOT seemed to have exited my body yet... Who knows? 

Well I'll see you all tomorrow on DAY 40 of part 1 of my journey!!!