Friday, August 29, 2014

Days 3 - 5

I didn't think this week would be as tough to fall back on track as it has been. From a cheat, missing meals or parts of meals, lack of water, and no drive for physical activity. On top of all of these challenges I've been stressed with trying to get through the 1st week of school... It might not have been a good idea to load all of this on my plate at once but that's okay, I will get through it all. The most important thing I've taken from this week is that I NEED a schedule in my life!

I haven't been taking that many pictures this time around, I'm slacking hard core. I was eating my chicken and broccoli, and while it tasted good I was thinking about other things I wish I was eating instead. Truthfully I don't think I feel like putting in the work this time around. I'm not sure what it will take to get the motivation I had back, but I'm willing to keep trying until I'm there. Wish me luck for day 6-10 because I have to post my progress... Sheesh!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Loading Days 1 & 2

So, where to start?

Loading days... Well, those were less than exciting to say the least. I wanted to get any foods that I might crave in the next 38 days out of my system so I bought donut holes, pound cake, Taco Bell, and regular donuts. Monday I also decided to do a little bit of grilling at lunch time, throwing some chicken sausages and burgers on the grill. I ate so much on day 1 that I literally thought I'd explode! Needless to say me trying to get some sleep was not happening since I had bad heartburn and acid reflux... It was no ones fault but my own that I had to try to sleep sitting up that night.

Day of loading was a little better, I was so scarred from the night before that I didn't eat until around 11 or 12 in the afternoon. I did take my drops, but I was terrified of having heartburn again. When I grilled I did take advantage and prepare some chicken breast for later in the week to eat... YAY ME!

During my load days I also took my dreaded before pictures and was horrified at the results. That's ok because I know what I need to do to get right. The picture are motivation alone not to cheat, I know I'm not the only one that's looked at a picture of myself and thought "is that what I really look like? Is this how other people see me?" Yep, that was me after looking through my gallery...

Like I said in the video, because I've done HCG before and even attempted weight loss through other avenues I know what works to keep me motivated and on the right track.

  • Prepping meals on the weekend or early in the day
  • Keeping my fruit as a snack between lunch/dinner and after dinner 
  • Making sure I have a gallon of cold water in the fridge every day
  • Blogging weekly about my progress
  • Keeping my family involved
  • Logging my food and weight daily
  • Updating progress pics every 10 days

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Feels like an uphill battle!

So, not much to say here EXCEPT I've been messing up these past months... maybe even past year! I've not only fallen off "the wagon," mine is kind of missing in action HAHA. Well in all seriousness I'm back on here and with HCG because these are the two things that I can say have honestly worked for me. Blogging has become an outlet for me and alos a way for me to keep family and friends updated on my progress. It's a way for people to reach out, give me advice, motivate me, and offer kind words when things might not be going so well on this long journey.

Tomorrow August 25th I will be starting HCG *again*... It feels like the first time, feels like the very first time!! Not only am I making that change, I'm also taking 5 classes so I can finish up my degree. Not sure what I've gotten myself into but I'm pretty sure I'm going to rock out this semester!