Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 13

Sorry I haven't updated this week. It's been a hectic week that I would love to about, but let's get to the weight loss results.

Today is day 13 of this torture. I'm down 12.2 lbs since day one, which I know is incredible, but dang this is a damn struggle almost all day long.

The good news is that today was the first day that I stood in front of the mirror and could actually see the weight loss. I can see it in my face, neck and chest the most and all of my pants aren't loose, but they aren't digging into my skin anymore and leaving itchy red marks.

I've learned that if you put tilapia in a pan with the juice of 1 lemon and coat it with lemon pepper and cook it on high, the lemon pepper and lemon juice with slightly burn/crisp and it tastes very close to blackened. Blackened anything is my favorite so this discovery was fabulous.

I've learned that there is no way that I can cook shrimp without butter or oil that is tasty and I'm giving up on the shrimp as soon as I finish what I have.

I've learned that dried onion flakes are lean ground beef's best good friend and make the meat taste sinful.

I've learned that eating nothing unhealthy or preserved makes your poop smell like grass...seriously.

That's about it for today. I'm trudging along day by day and just trying not to falter one day at a time. The weekend starts tomorrow which means an almost constant struggle. Work days are way easier. I'm 160.8 today and only 15.2 lbs away from goal which could possibly be only 2 weeks away if I stay strong.

Oh, before I go, I've also learned that Shelby wants to eat ANYTHING that mommy eats so she's been getting her fill of all of this good food also. She LOVES cauliflower and apples and tilapia and almost everything else I've cooked. She eats her dinner, then sits with me and picks at my dinner...which may be why I'm doing so well because I'm not even eating my full amounts of dinner because of her.

Peace out - I'll update measurements on Saturday.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Week 1 Results

Weight - 165.8 (a 7.2 loss for the week)
Bust - 1 full inch
True Waist - 1/2 inch
Gut - 0
Hips - 1/2 inch
Thigh - 1/2 inch

7.2 pouunds and 2 and 1/2 inches lost in 1 full week.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Almost done with week one!

My feelings today are very mixed on how things are going.

The Good:
The numbers on the scale are AWESOME! I am already down to 167.2 which is a very impressive loss for the week and right on target with the diet's claims and promises if you are faithful. That has me elated and excited and feeling very proud of myself. The numbers are also motivating me through some of the bad parts. My clothes don't feel yet like I've lost all these pounds though, so I'm very anxious to do the weekly measurements tomorrow morning and see if I've lost any inches yet.

The Bad:
I am hungry...well, no, I take that back. I'm actually not hungry. I feel a hunger pain maybe once a day if ever. I feel no actual physical hunger symptoms. I am literally mourning food though. I feel despair over the thought of a whole weekend without a single sinful bite or cheat moment. When I lost the weight last year, I would diet all week and have a weekly cheat day. This kept me sane. It also took 4 months to lose the 20lbs, but it kept me sane. I have no cheat cheat cheat anything until April 1st. This is horrendous to really accept and think about.

It's my husband's birthday weekend and it saddens me that I can't take him out for giant plates of fried happiness for his birthday. I do know that a skinnier me is a great gift for him...more so than fried shrimp, but it doesn't make me mourn any less. My husband loves me the way that I am, but I become a different person when I'm at a healthy weight and that person that I become is more active in the bedroom and happier and confident and for those reasons, this is a better gift to him.

As for food, my options have been ok. I've learned to make a delicious Tilapia filet. I've had a ground meat (93% lean) twice this week and that little 100grams of red meat has felt scandelously wonderful. I'm getting a bit tired of apples so I plan to buy a different flavor apple tomorrow. I've had Gala apples all week, so I'll maybe get crazy and get some Granny Smith's tomorrow.

The diet is working, I am having no physical discomfort and really the only distress that I feel at any time is the mental and emotional connection to food that I'm missing.

I'll post my measurements tomorrow! Have a great weekend and drink a Coke for me!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This morning 169.4! WOOT!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

VLCD, Day 2

Today was an ok day. The headache returned after lunch and thankfully it was Mardi Gras and I was off of work so I was able to put the baby down for a nap and nap myself for 2 hours. That helped tremendously.

I've lost 1 pound which is exactly on track. I was 173 on day 1, and 177.2 on Monday after my gorge days. This morning I was 172. So I am definitely right where I need to be at this point and the 1 pound loss was definitely motivating.

There were a few times today where I either almost messed up unintentionaly, or I struggled badly. I struggled almost all afternoon from lunch until dinner. It's like I could taste food in my mouth and I felt this emptiness in my mouth that I needed to fill. It was mad hard, no lie. I unintentionally put a little of Shelby's whole milk in my mouth by holding her cup with my mouth while doing something else with my hands. I also unintentionally started using a fork that was being used for a fattier purpose. Cooking dinner for the family was also quite a test.

I had tilapia for lunch and 93% ground beef for dinner. The ground beef was by far the most filling and satisfying thing I've eaten thus far...but I can't have it often and that sucks.

I'm very excited to see what the scale says tomorrow and I realized tonight that this is probably the longest that I've ever gone in my entire life without eating a single processed food...and it's only been 2 days! That's really sad and I can't imagine what is going on inside my body as it partially flips out searching desperately for corn syrup and canola oil.

Wish me luck because today was definitely harder than day 1.

Monday, March 7, 2011

VLCD Day 1, Part 2

Massive headache. Massive. Major caffeine withdrawel or something. Today has really fricking sucked. While EVERY website and blog that I read prepared me to know that the first 1 - 7 days would suck, I guess I was stupid to think that it wouldn't suck for me. Between the constant nausea and headache, I'm beginning to wonder if being fat would be the wiser choice. As soon as these kids are in bed, I'm out for the night.
Happy Mardi Gras!

VLCD Day 1

Oh dear lord, I'm nauseated. I woke up with horrible indegestion 5 times last night and I'm still belching up the McDonald's that I ate to finish off my gorge day at 8:00pm last night. How am I still belching that up?

I sipped some hot green tea infused with orange for breakfast and I am still horribly nauseated and have terrible indigestion. I'll be taking my drops at 11:30 and eating at 12:00 and I may really have to force myself to even eat lunch at this rate.

I just feel awful and want to go home and sleep until this wears off. I also made the error of taking a Tylenol PM last night which always makes me groggy in the morning so that on top of the nausea is making me whiney and ready to have a big pity party.