Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aloha Friday...sleep overs

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
What advice do you have for our first "sleep over" tonight?

I don't really have any advice on this topic because my girls just finished 1st grade and even though they have slept at family members houses...they have never had their own "official" sleep over. 
So tonight (Friday night) they are each having a friend spend the night.  Do you remember your first sleep over with your kids and if so do you have any advice on how to make this a fun, argument free (lol), evening?

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HCG...Day 5

Today started off normal...however I did have an idea that I would eat breakfast a little later than I usually do so that I don't have as much time in between eating.  Considering last night...that was rough for me.

So it was time to weigh and considering that I had "cheated" last night I didn't anticipate losing any...actually I was hoping to not have gained. 

I lost 1 pound...totaling 6 pounds!!  Thank you Jesus!

So I ate a 1/2 of a grapefruit and drank some water.

Oddly, I can tell you that I was not feeling hungry today.

Lunch consisted of a turkey burger patty (with sea salt which has to be included in my diet every day) along with a sliced tomato.  Seriously, I almost couldn't finish the turkey burger patty. 

So things were going much better today.

I had 9 strawberries for my snack and that carried me until I had made dinner for a large group of our friends.  We had homemade tacos with those phenomenal tortillas from Costco that are like they are raw and you put them in a heated pan and they puff up like home made tortillas...aye yai yai...this is a down fall for me.  I made about 12-15 of those tacos and didn't have a desire to have one.  Of course I know how delicious they would have been but was not starving.

Also...NO LIGHT HEADED tonight!  No headache either. 

Tonight was awesome. 
Going in to dinner I had eaten a total of 220 understand that if you tried to do this without the HCG, your body would starve.  But my body is releasing about 2000 to 4000 calories from fat a day because of the HCG.  This allows my body to take calories where it needs them so we are distributing the stored fat. 

So for dinner I had crab with a K (imitation crab) and haven't had my vegetable yet.  Hmmm...what to have, what to have.

I can already tell you that I can tell a difference in my has gone down. 

Can't wait to weigh in the cheating tonight.  Thank you Jesus!  36 days to go!  LOL

HCG...Day 4

Starting off this morning after going to bed hungry, I thought I would wake up ready to eat an elephant...not the case.  I was totally fine.  (And have slept perfect since day 1)

I decided to weigh...this would be the first time I have weighed since starting...I lost 5 lbs since the first day which was June 13th.  So 3 days in to it I had lost 5 lbs.  YAY!!

For breakfast:  9 strawberries
One thing that has been interesting is that I can't inhale the food.  If I eat it slow with very small bites it actually tells my body that it's full.  This is a complete first for me. 

For lunch: turkey burger patty and two pieces of celery

After lunch we had a bunch of the my friends and their kids came over to swim.  This was really fun and it wasn't hard to not eat anything UNTIL they had pizza delivered.  That was hard because of what a big pizza fan I am.  I got through it without any cheating.

I walked up stairs and had such a light headed feeling that I was starting to get a head ache.  I decided after my husband got home from work to lay down in hopes that this horrible feeling would go away.  I understand that it's going to take a little getting used to.  The book also states that this is a detoxing as well.

After the nap, I woke up and thought, OK...time for dinner.  I walked in to the kitchen and my husband, in a kind gesture, picked up a pizza for the girls without my knowing.  He thought that it would be easier on me to not have to make a dinner for them different than the one that I will be eating myself.  Very thoughful indeed....HOWEVER I felt as though I was very hungry and was not going to be able to beat the temptation of pizza again.  So I had a piece.  I know this is an absolute NO in HCG world, however I'm sure I'm not the first that has "slipped" on the 2nd day of the 500/day calorie diet.

I decided that even with my cheat I was still around 3/4 less calories than my normal diet.

We'll see what tomorrow brings...


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

HCG...Day 3

Today was the first day that I had to cut my calories to around 500 calories for the day.  With HCG, your body is actually releasing fat and redistributing fat that is stored, so your body is actually living on more than 500 calories, but that is all I am able to consume for the next 42 DAYS!!!

So here's how it went...
HCG are drops that I put under my tongue before breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

For breakfast:  I had a 1/2 a grapefruit and water...feeling just fine.  Not any hunger.

For Lunch:  I had 1/2 of a turkey burger that I made by the George Foreman grill with Sea Salt sprinkled on it and a sliced tomato with a glass of water.

After lunch I was still feeling fine but then in the early afternoon really started to feel light headed and a bit fatigued.  The HCG guidebook actually said that I could feel light headed and fatigued on days 3 through 6.  So knowing that it was normal, made me feel better, however I didn't care for the feeling.

For Snack: I had an apple and a glass of water

Around 4pm I was able to lay down for about an hour and then had to head off to a meeting about an hour away (one way). 

What I have found so far today is that eating is actually a habit for me.  I find that there are certain times of the day that I am accustomed to eating and I find myself walking in to the pantry and out of habit going for a handful of animal crackers or maybe some kettlecorn.

Getting home from my meeting at around 10pm, I found myself feeling like I was super hungry.  I realized that this is my normal routine of coming home from a meeting and eating a bowl of cereal or something of the likes regardless of the time of night. 
Perhaps I eat for comfort...LOL  It's funny that I'm just realzing these things at 34  years old.

I went to bed hungry and made it without a problem!!  Thank you Jesus!

HCG Weightloss Journey - Day 1 & 2

For those of you who don't know what HCG's a natural horomone that is turning in to a weight loss cure...not a diet.  I have researched the hilt out of it.  Holistic doctors are prescribing this for weight's how it works.

This is actually straight off of the website where I bought it:

Homeopathic HCG oral drops now available to you at a price that is affordable. This is the exact same type of kit and product that sells at the weight loss/ wellness/chiropractor clinics for $250 +, you will actually get more with this kit than what most of them offer. I am selling these kits in 21 days ( 3 weeks) and 42 days (6 weeks) plans which includes everything you would need to get started (except for the fresh food of course!). Lose up to 1-2 pounds a day safely and learn how to keep it off successfully. This program is based off of Dr. Simeons "Pounds and Inches" HCG is claimed to mobilize stored fat, suppress appetite and redistribute fat from hard to lose places like waist, hips and thighs. It breaks down abnormal fat and releases it into the bloodstream, therefore loosing inches as well as pounds. It is also believed to reset your entire endocrine system which your metabolism is a part of and allows you to keep the weight off.

This Diet is not gender specific and works great for both men and women.

Some other additional benefits that most clients have experienced: Balancing of hormones, lowered blood pressure, lower cholestrol, better more relaxed sleep, less joint pain, this only names a few!
There is NO mixing or daily shots required. People are having close to the exact same results with these oral drops as they are with the shots. All of my clients who have done both have all said after they did these drops that they would never go back to to shots! Save yourself the mixing and measuring headache as well as the pain of daily injections. This kit will also save you quite a bit of money over paying for the hcg shots which could cost you up to $1500 +.

Below:  Me and my girls about 1 week ago.
So here I go...I started HCG on Sunday, June 13th and here is my record of my journey...
You put the HCG drops under your tongue and then wait 15 min before you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Due to the fact that your body will be releasing fat over the next (42-days for me), the first 2 days are what they call "fat filling" days.  I know this sounds crazy but when you understand how it works, it makes perfect sense. 

So basically for all day Sunday and Monday (Day 1 & 2), I have to eat a ton of good and bad fats.  Avacados, cheese, etc.  including french fries, donuts, ice cream, etc.

So that's what I have done for the last two days.

Day 1- was very easy to eat all of the fat.  I ate bisquits and gravy for breakfast, a hot dog from costco with a berry sundae for lunch and pizza for dinner with a piece of coconut cream pie.  (I am not a fan of greasy food or red meat or I could have eaten a heck of a lot more fat.)

Day 2- was a little harder to eat because I just didn't really have as much of an appetite.  I ate pizza for breakfast and a piece of coconut cream pie.  Pizza for lunch and some cashews.  Along with a mexican pizza from Taco Bell for dinner. 

So after being on this for 2 days I have felt ABSOLUTELY no different what so ever! 

I am excited to start the "Weight loss" part of the diet on Day 3!

Stay tuned through my 42-day weight loss journey!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Boys and Drama and now high school...OH MY!!!

My niece, Skye just graduated from 8th grade...I know this is an odd concept to many of you out there who don't live in school districts that do 8th grade graduations...but it is set up exactly like a high school graduation.  Student speakers, caps and gowns a dance afterward, the works.

I am hoping to learn a lot about what Skye goes through in high school to prepare me for my own girls to enter high school...there is already so much boy craze (yikes I'm not ready for that) and girl drama..."she made out with my boyfriend" and "she's my friend, no she's my friend, blah blah blah" etc. 

However my niece is an awesome girl and has a good head on her shoulders and I guess this is the time that you hope she uses

My girls are spitting images of my niece...she is such a beautiful girl...which is also such a major concern. 
Above: Skye with my girls;  Below: Skye with her dad, Brett (who is also an identical twin);  Skye with her mom, Kim (my sister)

Any prayers for her entering high school and her whole high school career would be greatly appreciated.  There is a lot of decisions a teen has to make and please pray that she uses the Lord as her guide.  And I truly thank God that I get to go through this with her to prepare me for my own girls when they go...which is thankfully 7 years away. :)
Photobucket Pirate Ladies...

The last week of First Grade in my girls school, they always plan a Pirate Party.  Knowing this ahead of time I was able to hit after Halloween sales and pick up some Pirate costumes.

It was so cute, we had to look up how we would do "pirate girl hair" and what other touches we could make. 

The girls had a great time and did games like tug-o-war and walking the plank!


Aloha Friday...

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
What is your favorite TV Show?

It's odd that I would ask this question because I am NOT a TV fan at all.  I watch little to no TV...however I do love to watch Joyce Meyers.  I actually TIVO her and then can watch her anytime.  She is so inspirational and motivating and I always love her messages.  If I had to choose a 2nd, it would be Modern Family...I don't get to watch it often but oh my, that show is funny!
How about you...what's your favorite TV show?