R5 VLCD Day 30-ish

December 6, 2012

Today’s Weight: 161.2
Today’s change: -.5
Total R5 weight lost: -15.5

Down down down.  So far so good.  I’m not losing weight as rapidly as when I’m completely strict with Dr Simeon’s protocol, but my sanity is in much better shape.  I’m not struggling with the diet at all, in fact, I’ve kinda developed a food aversion.  At least to things that I CAN eat.  If a cheeseburger was an option I’m suuuuuuure I could find my appetite!

Sticking with a fruit and fat free greek yogurt in the morning.  Typically I’ll have a salad with grilled chicken and reduced fat balsamic dressing (1 tb) for lunch.  I also found some healthy fresh food providers in SA that sell prepared lo carb low fat  healthy food items (like Shrimp Pad Thai with Miracle Noodles – 200 calories), so that has been nice for a switcheroo.  Sometime this weekend I’m going to attempt to make cauliflower “fried rice”.

The other thing that no doubt slowed my weight loss was Thanksgiving.  I took a two day hiatus, and it was wonderful.  I couldn’t eat much, but I had whatever I wanted.  At the end of it I was only up by 1 pound.  I didn’t have any problems afterwards with plateau, etc.  Bonus.

In three weeks I go back to my internist.   Depending on how much I lose by then, I may extend my round.  Notice what a rebel I am.

I’ll try to blog more frequently – love and happiness to all xxxooo




R5 VLCD Day 2: -2.5

November 7, 2012

Today’s Weight: 174.5
Today’s change: -2.5
Total R5 weight lost: -2.5

Had a good day, no hunger.  This was an ideal time to start the HCG because the blood pressure medicine I’m on has resulted in a loss of taste, smell, and hunger.  Bonus.  That’ll be helpful.

I will allow myself 600-700 calories a day, but could fall under that (this is a mental game too, you know).  I’m increasing protein servings to 4 ounces.  I’m having a small breakfast.  I’ll also mix veggies, but only lo carb ones.  I’ll also allow myself to have small indulgences:  low fat or fat free salad dressing, Pam spray for sauteeing, a bit of avocado occasionally.

My standard breakfast:  3/4 cup fat free greek plain yogurt, 1 cup berries, 1 packet stevia (155 calories)

Lunch:  salad with lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumbers, and 4 oz ham, topped with 2 TB low fat yogurt ranch dressing (200 calories)

Dinner:  I made some yummy turkey meatloaf “cupcakes” that consisted of:  1 lb ground turkey breast, 1 egg, sauteed minced yellow squash (2 cups), onion (1 cup), bell pepper (1 cup), 1 tsp dijon mustard and 1/2 TB worcestershire sauce; salt and pepper.  Mixed it all together and filled cupcake tins with it, and it made 9 servings.  Baked it at 400 for about 20 minutes.  Each serving (one cupcake) is 120 calories – I had one, and steamed cauliflower and broccoli (about one cup).  For my sweetheart I made fried shrimp and boiled shrimp (he loves shrimp) – but he was quite impressed with the deliciousness of the turkey meatloaf cupcakes.  It’s a keeper recipe.  You’ll see these repeated on my menus as I work my way through the leftovers 🙂  Dinner was around 250 calories.

Why am I varying from Dr. Simeon’s strict protocol?  Because it’s tough and it was written 50 years ago when food availability was much different.  I discussed this with internist and my compounding pharmacist.  They are well versed in the original Simeon’s plan as well as the endless variants.  They had no concerns on my plan and encouraged me.  In some of my previous rounds I was not calorie counting, was being super strict, and looking back on my food – I don’t think I was going over 350 calories a day.  That can’t be good.

Wishing you peace and joy today xxxooo

R5 VLCD Day 1: Ground Zero

November 6, 2012

BOOM!  I’m back!  I’m starting another round, this time under the supervision of my internist.  I’m at 177 (not too bad – but not great either).  My blood pressure and cholestorol are high and I have been put on blood pressure medicine (I refused the cholestorol medicine).  I don’t want to be on either.  My internist has given me three months to get my weight back down, so – LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

You might ask:  Why the weight gain?  And I would respond:  The usual stuff that causes Christy to gain weight – stress, stress, stress.  Let’s just say that I’ve been under a metric ton of stress for the last few years.  And it’s still ongoing.  My recommendation to you:  birth control, baby, birth control.

My load days are done and today is my first day of LCD.  You will see a modified version of the HCG diet as I progress.  Don’t hate me.

I have to say I’ve missed blogging and I’m glad to be back xxxooo

Have a beautiful, blessed day.