Day 2 Load

October 25, 2009

The injection this morning was alot easier, thank goodness.  I actually had to stick myself twice.  I have excess HCG mixed up so I loaded the SQ syringes w/200 @ 1 cc.  However, I’m starting out with a 150 dosage injected into my thigh.  So I have to squirt out a bit before doing the injection.  I did this because upping my dosage with the preloaded syringes will be easy, if I need to.  This morning I forgot to squirt some out, thus sticking myself twice.  Not so bad though, no sweat.

I also went to Ulta to get my oil free cosmetics.  I bought Lorac Oil Free Anti Aging Foundation (liquid) – it’s FABULOUS!  I tried several powder foundations and hated them all.  I also bought the Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.  The moisturizer has no sunscreen, but the foundation does.  For cleansing I bought Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure gel cleanser and microbead cream scrub, both oil free.

I’ve been debating back and forth on the shampoo.  I bought some organic shampoo and conditioner to use (Aubrey Organics) and am just going to put the conditioner on the ends of my hair and not the scalp.  If I get really freaky over it I’ll wear medical gloves LOL so that I don’t get it on my hands.  Honestly I just don’t get this part of the protocol.  How can hair conditioner or face cream inhibit your weight loss?  But, if I’m going to drink the koolaid I might as well drink all of the koolaid, so GULP GULP GULP down it goes!  Oil free everything it is.

Loading sucks.  HCG really makes you not want to eat.  This is encouraging but does not make the load days easy.  I thought I would enjoy the freedom to eat all the high fat food I could stand, but this is not the case.  I’m having to force myself.  Today I had pancakes and canadian bacon for breakfast.  I made the pancakes with sour cream and lots of butter, and cooked the canadian bacon in butter.  I could only eat two smallish pancakes.  For lunch I went to McD’s and got a double QP.  Blech.  Force feeding yourself is pretty gross.

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Products I’m going to check out this weekend

October 21, 2009

So I did alot of research yesterday on products I want to check out this weekend.  I am a fan of Paula Begoun, AKA Cosmetics Cop.  She reviews tons of cosmetics and I trust her method and opinion.  The following products are all oil free, and received very high ratings.  These are the products I will check out, try those that I can at Ulta or Dillards, and make my decision on what to purchase.

Cleanser:

Garnier Nutrisse – Nutri Pure Detoxifying Cream Oil Free
Clean & Clear – Daily Pore Cleanser Oil Free
Clean & Clear – Foaming Facial Cleanser Oil Free
Almay – Makeup Remover Towelettes Oil Free

Moisturizer:

*Neutrogena –  Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Neutrogena – Ultra Light Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Good Skin – Clean Skin Oil Free Lotion

Foundation:

Clinique – Stay True Foundation (Oil Free)
Clinique – Superfit Foundation (Oil Free)
Stila – Oil Free Foundation
Laura Mercier – Oil Free Foundation
*Lorac – Oil Free Wet/Dry Powder Foundation

*I plan on checking these out first because they got the highest rating.  Also I like that the Lorac foundation is a powder foundation, similar to mineral foundation.  I did not see any mineral foundations with decent ratings – and this is the only powder foundation that was rated Excellent.

As you can see, still prepping and still obsessed 🙂 And that’s a good thing!

As far as the other cosmetics I will use during the protocol:  liquid eyeliner, powder brow enhancer, powder blush, powder eye shadow, lipstick occasionally, and mascara.