R3 VLCD Day 22: -1

September 6, 2010

Today’s Weight: 150.6
Today’s change: -1
Total R3 weight lost: 14.2

Ok, just to get caught up since I missed a couple days of posting 🙂  Yesterday was my last injection; two more days of VLCD and then my cycling break starts.  YAY!  I’m ready.  The last two days of VLCD I tried something a little different because I wasn’t feeling well and was really tired of the food.  So this is what I did:  I had 100 grams of protein for breakfast. 200 grams of protein for lunch with lettuce or spinach, and another 200 grams of protein for dinner with lettuce or spinach.  I felt better the last two days and I still lost, so that made me happy girl!

Today I’m hanging out at my house with KO and I have the urge to cook, so I’ll likely be in the kitchen all day!!

Have a wonderful Monday! xoxo


R3 VLCD Day 18: -1.8

September 3, 2010

R3 VLCD Day 18 Lunch: Steamed spinach and chicken

Today’s Weight: 151.6
Today’s change: -1.8
Total R3 weight lost: 13.2

Better.  I’m almost scared to get happy about the loss.  Almost.  I’ll just say one little:  yay! 

My food:  1/2 apple mid-morning (no apple in the afternoon).  For lunch I had steamed spinach and chicken.  Dinner was tilapia and onion, and I forgot to take a picture of it :-\  I decided to have onion because it sounded the least gross at the time.

Friday – AND a three day weekend.  Enjoy!! xoxo

R3 VLCD Day 17: -.6

September 2, 2010

R3 VLCD Day 17 Lunch: Chicken, lettuce, and mustard sauce/dressing

Today’s Weight: 153.4
Today’s change: -.6
Total R3 weight lost: 11.4

Something interesting transpired yesterday…I had to get up earlier than usual and get ready earlier than usual, so I was rushed in the morning.  So rushed, in fact, that I completely forgot to do my injection.  I was already grouchy from my three day stall and just was like, oh effen well.  There was nothing I could do about the injection; I was car-less.  The interesting part was I felt great all day, better than I have in a few days.  I had no hunger at all, not even the usual bit of hunger before meals.  I didn’t even have my 1/2 apple in the afternoon.  So after contemplating this a bit, I decided to toss my batch of HCG and remix.  The batch I tossed was mixed on Monday, so it’s not old, but something is just not quite right here.  I’m following my instinct on this.  Maybe I screwed something up when I mixed it.  I’ve had one botched batch before (can’t remember if it was round 1 or round 2) and tossing it turned out to be the right thing to do.  Also I’m keeping in mind today to closely observe how I feel to evaluate if I need to lower my dose.

My food:  1/2 apple mid morning.  Chicken and lettuce with mustard sauce/dressing for lunch.  Steamed spinach and tilapia for dinner.  Pretty boring stuff, but I will be sticking with cucumbers, lettuce, celery, and spinach (maaaaybe some cabbage) for the next 5 days.  “Want” be damned! 

Including today I have 5 more injection days, and that’s it.  Then it looks like a cycling break for my St. Louis trip, and back on VLCD once I get back.  I will be packing my scale for my trip, I don’t want any surprises.

R3 VLCD Day 17 Dinner: Spinach and tilapia


R3 VLCD Day 16: -0

September 1, 2010

R3 VLCD Day 16 Lunch: Chicken with mustard sauce and cucumber salad

Today’s Weight: 154
Today’s change: -0
Total R3 weight lost: 10.8

I”m completely disgusted.  Can’t even talk about it.  OH WELL.  That’s all I have to say about that. 

Given that the last two days were very poor showings on the scale – I decided to approach this day as a strict protocol day using proteins and veggies that I lose best on (wow, that’s smart Christy – effen DUH!!!).  I had already made my lunch for today (asian style salad with miracle noodles, celery, and shrimp) but decided to forego that lunch because of the miracle noodles.  And the shrimp, because I have mixed feelings on my losses with them.  The blood sugar issue I had on day 14 has not reoccurred.  I should know by now that I should only use 7 days of a mixed HCG batch!  This means I throw some away but who cares?  I always see problems if I go beyond 7 days before remixing.

My food:  1/2 apple mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  For lunch I made a cucumber salad (blech) with sliced cucumbers, a bit of red onion, 2 teaspoons Braggs liquid aminos, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 packet stevia, and maybe a tablespoon of lime juice.  Then I threw in some fresh cilantro and basil with it.  This was accompanied by grilled chicken with mustard sauce.  I make mustard sauce ahead of time so that I have it on hand.  I mix a whole (small) jar of organic stone ground mustard (read the labels! no sugar!) with apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and a crapload of whatever dried herbs I feel like throwing in – plus stevia to taste (I think two packets).  And enough water to make it saucy, like me 😉  This makes at least 8-10 portions and it stores in the fridge well.

Onward to the day.  Love and hugs my lambs xoxo

R3 VLCD Day 15: -0

August 31, 2010

R3 VLCD Day 15 Lunch: Rebel Tuna Salad

Today’s Weight: 154
Today’s change: -0
Total R3 weight lost: 10.8

Ok, my rebellion is officially and completely squashed.  I’ll continue doing what I know works (miracle noodles and Walden Farms products in small quanties are ok for me).  No more questionable protein or mixing protein, which I have done two days in a row.  I only have 7 more injection days, and 9 more VLCD days.  I have to stay focused and serious and not care that I’m hating the food.  If my losses don’t pick up again I’ll consider my trip to St. Louis a cycling break and then recommence VLCD when I return.  BUT – I’d rather just hit my goal.  We’ll see.

My food:  1/2 an apple mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  For lunch I made tuna egg salad.  I used 1 tiny can of albacore water packed tuna (the little single serving cans with a pull top), 2 egg whites (I boiled the eggs and fed the yolks to my dog), 2 stalks celery, a bit of red onion, some Walden Farms mayo and Walden Farms Thousand Island dressing, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  I garnished it with a good quality smokey paprika.  My rebel hot dog recipe was better than my rebel tuna egg salad recipe, but I still enjoyed the tuna salad.  Less than 150 calories.

For dinner I made asparagus soup again, but I put a twist on it.  I started with 1 quart chicken broth and a big bunch of asparagus – I cut the asparagus into pieces and let it cook in the broth until it was soft.  While it was cooking I added:  chopped lemongrass (or use lemon or lime zest), hot madras curry, chinese 5 spice seasoning.  When the asparagus was done I pureed the whole batch, which makes about 2-3 meals worth of asparagus soup!  For dinner a I steamed a little more asparagus and threw that in with the soup, along with cilantro and cooked chicken.  It was spicy, and good, and reminded me of Indian food!

R3 VLCD Day 15: Spicy Asparagus Soup

Have a wonderful Tuesday! xoxo

R3 VLCD Day 14: +.6 TOM

August 30, 2010

Today’s Weight: 154
Today’s change: +.6
Total R3 weight lost: 10.8

I had a great weekend – spent at my house with KO <3.  I didn’t feel all that great Sunday and had blood sugar issues.  When I had my afternoon snack (this will be a shocker) I opted for strawberries and about 30 minutes later I felt much better.  Which to me kind of confirms that it was a blood sugar issue.  I’m not overly alarmed about this, this is really the first day I’ve felt this way.  It’s not helping that the menu is getting harder and harder for me to tolerate.  I’m hungry when I eat, but eating itself is just not good, I have to force it.  It’s weird.

One thing I am doing based on how I felt yesterday (plus the gain) is to remix my batch.  I was on day 10 of the batch and that’s generally where I start seeing a decrease in effectiveness.

So when I went grocery shopping yesterday I got a few items to help me through the next week, so you’ll see a couple of new recipes (WARNING!  You’ll see some rebel P2 recipes!!).

My food:  1/2 apple mid-morning and strawberries mid-afternoon.  For lunch I had lettuce wraps again (lettuce, chicken, pico de gallo).  No picture today because you’ve seen them before, like, on Saturday 🙂  Dinner is where the rebel came into play today…

I made a one-serving batch of “chili” with 100 grams of ground bison, about 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1/2 can organic fire roasted tomatoes, about 1/4 cup pico de gallo, cilantro, dark cocoa, garlic powder, cumin, and ancho chili powder.  Originally I intended this to be dinner by itself – then I started thinking…..Hey Christy – you bought the Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Hot Dogs yesterday – you could have HCG friendly chili dogs.  I mulled over it (ok, obsessed) and decided that I could do a chili dog  dish.  So I took 1/2 cup of the chili mix (this was about 1/3 of the entire recipe) and added it to some dry roasted miracle noodles and chopped up 2 of the 97% fat free Hebrew National hot dogs.  I topped it off with some red chili flakes, more cilantro, and some halfed cherry tomatoes.  According to my calculations this is around 170 calories.  I’m trying the hot dogs kind of in desperation.  I’m not enjoying feeling ill when I eat.  The hot dogs are, by the way, 40 calories each, 1 gram of fat, and no sugars.  And they taste amazing!  I think this dish is my shining glory as far as HCG recipes go.  This one’s a keeper, but it’s only a keeper for rebels like me.  If only I hadn’t gained!

R3 VLCD Day 14 Dinner: Chili dog mac (?) I'm not sure what to call this. Any suggestions?

My plan today:  lots and lots of water in case the sodium from the hot dogs is the culprit for the gain.  ACV cocktails.  No hot dogs 🙂

❤ Sending love and hugs your way!

R3 VLCD Day 13: -.4 TOM

August 29, 2010

R3 VLCD Day 13 Lunch: Lettuce wraps

Today’s Weight: 153.4
Today’s change: -.4
Total R3 weight lost: 11.4

My food:  1/2 apple mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Lunch was lettuce wraps again, with chicken, lettuce and pico de gallo.  KO ❤ took me for dinner at Saltgrass.  I had 1/2 of a 7 oz filet, 1/2 a salad with Walden Farms Thousand Island dressing, and some steamed broccoli.  I enjoyed dinner AAAAALOT.

Enjoy your Sunday! xoxo