Today’s Weight: 168.6
Today’s change: +1.2
Total R2 weight lost: 10.5
Body fat / Daily change: 29.4/ -.0
BMI / Daily change: 24.7/ -.0
Take a deep breath, Christy. You’ll have these days. You had them in Round 1, and you’ll have them in Round 2. It’s GOT to be water weight, I did not cheat at all. In fact, I thought I was going to have a good weight loss day! That’s what I get for thinking. I did consciously say to one of my friends yesterday morning that I felt like I was retaining water – I was not going to the bathroom as frequently as I normally do. It could be time-of-month, it’ll be upon me soon, and I thought I was starting to feel a little crampy today.
My hunger levels are better. I think all I had to do was bitch about it vehemently and then it resolved itself. I’ll definitely employ that technique again based on it’s effectiveness 🙂
Today I had a appointment with a new doctor, just a first visit kind of thing to establish the patient/physician relationship. I knew I was going to be honest with her about: quitting smoking, losing weight, how I lost weight. What I wasn’t sure about was how she would react. When she asked me the question that I KNEW she ask (how I lost the weight), I told her using HCG. She said: “Oh! Good for you! Are you doing the injections and the 500 calorie diet?” You could have knocked me down with a feather. My new doctor, by pure coincidence, actually SUPPORTS the HCG protocol. This is complete and total validation for every decision I’ve made regarding HCG and everything I’ve done. How lucky could one girl get, randomly getting a referral for doctor that not only knows about HCG but is supportive of it? That makes me happy. I’d like to shout from the rooftops: I TOLD YOU SOOOOOO!!! Hee hee.
I decided this morning to throw something in the crock pot again, I just love the convenience of doing this. I put about 5-ish cups of NSA organic chicken broth in it, along with 1/3 head of chopped cabbage, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder (note, all my spices are organic). I particularly love the chili powder that I bought just before this round started – it is a blend of ancho, cinnamon, cumin, and few other things I can’t remember off the top of my head. It’s super yummy. So when I got home I could smell the delicious aroma of my almost-chili all throughout the house. Since it wasn’t yet perfect, and I wanted it have a major spicy kick, I added just a tad of my atomic New Mexico chili powder, and then threw some chopped cilantro in it.
Mid-morning snack: 1/2 apple. Lunch: Jay Robb protein shake, and THANK GOD the last of the dreaded cucumbers. I only had them because I didn’t want to throw them away, and I had to literally force them down. I don’t think I’ll be eating cucumbers anytime soon. And interestingly, the two times I’ve had the protein shake I’ve stayed fuller, for longer than with a “real” HCG meal (and I use that term loosely don’tcha know). Full to the point that I forgot to have the other 1/2 of my apple for an afternoon snack. Dinner: Almost-chili with tilapia. I portioned out my almost-chili in a bowl and sliced my raw tilapia verrrry thin. I added it to the chili and put it in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. The tilapia was so thin that’s all it took to cook it. Yummy for my tummy!
My protein shake at lunch was much better today (thank you Gena!! YOU ROCK!). Gena had the same experience when she tried them, and suggested adding cinnamon and a packet of stevia. I did, and also threw in a handful of ice and blended it in my Magic Bullet. It was better than palatable – it was almost good!