Monday, June 18, 2012

Sorry to everyone for the graphic stuff that was on my site earlier.  Sick people with nothing better to do than screw around with other peoples blogs...Really?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All done, a little early...but with good results

My 21st and final day on the drops was supposed to be tomorrow, Wednesday, but I had to quit 5 days early because I found out I have a herniated disc in my back and they gave me really strong steroids to start taking. So my total weight loss is now at 20lbs. I still have my 3 weeks of maintenance and then 3 weeks to integrate carbs, sugars and starches again so we'll see how that goes. I'm happy with the results. I fit into a couple pairs of pants this weekend that I haven't been able to even button in the past 3 - 4 years, definitely a good feeling. Hopefully my back will start feeling better and they'll get me all fixed up here pretty soon so I can start running and working out again. It was good timing while on the diet, but now I need to get myself back in shape.

If all else fails, I can start round two in July. Another 20 lbs off would be awesome!

Monday, May 17, 2010

12 Days left....

So it's been 2 weeks today since I started and I've lost 14lbs. I have to say, this stuff really works. From last Sunday until Thursday I was stuck at 199. I had finally broken 200, but was holding strong on a plateau. So Thursday I did my "apple" day. When you do hit a plateau, the diet instructs you to try an apple day. This is where you only eat a max of 6 apples all day, that's it. And, you only drink a little bit of water, just enough to quench your thirst at the time. Wow, that was a long and hungry day. I only made it through 5 apples. But, the next morning I had lost 2 lbs so it worked. Friday, I ate a little more than I should have as far as portions. I went to Qdoba and had a naked chicken salad, which was just lettuce, chicken and pico de gallo, but I noticed they put some kind of sauce on the lettuce before adding the meat. Then for dinner I went to Applebees and had a chicken breast and lettuce, but the chicken was about twice as big as I should have eaten. I had just finished playing 2 coed softball games so I thought it would be okay. Saturday morning I was back up 2lbs back to 199. So Saturday night I cheated. I went to a friends graduation party and they had Hawaiian haystacks and I gave in. The chicken was fresh grilled so still pretty good for me, but I did eat the rice and sauce. I didn't give in to a Dr. Pepper though. I also had a small Cold Stone later. The next morning I had actually lost another lb. So Sunday I ate whatever I wanted again and figured okay I'll start again Monday and be strict again for the last 2 weeks. I didn't pig out or anything and still didn't have a Dr. Pepper, and I tried to make sure I kept my cheating portions small. This morning I had lost another 2 lbs. Not sure if it was just the plateau being broken or if I'm going to have a huge gain in the next couple days, but I'm just going by the scale and it said 196 this morning. So I'm back to being strict and hope I can keep it off and lost another 10 lbs in the next to weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

HCG update or upchuck...?

Okay so the first few days have been kind of rough, but not because of the drops. Wednesday, my first day on the 500 calories, I got the stomach flu. I threw up 3 times before lunch, ate my lunch and then threw that up as well. Without going into details, there were other things going on as well so I knew it wasn't the drops. I probably didn't even get 200 calories in my the first day. I tried to go to work again yesterday, but gave up and went home before lunch. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up a few times, but slept for about 8 hours. I had no energy and everything ached. Today I didn't go to work and didn't get out of bed until about 2. I feel a little better, but still dizzy and sluggish. At least the stomach cramps are gone and my food is staying in my body.

So as far as the diet goes, it's been easy. I'm sure because I've been sick and had no appetite it's been easier, but the food I have prepared myself and realize I can eat is really good and more than I thought it would be. I don't think I'm going to have a problem getting through the next 18 days, or even maintaining afterwards. This may be something I continue for a long time without the drops. I've already lost 8 lbs, but again, being sick, probably not typical. The real results will now come in the next few weeks. I'll update again in a few days.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

HCG - is it for me...?

So I've heard a lot about this new weight loss miracle stuff called HCG and actually seen a lot of people who have lost a lot of weight and figured why not. I won't go into the details of the diet because I'm sure just about everyone out there knows about it. What I will tell you is what I've eaten yesterday and today on my two "loading" days. Then I'll try to post my results for the next 21 days and counting.

Day 1 - so planning to eat all my favorites was more fun than actually doing it. I was only halfway successful yesterday.
Breakfast - on my way to work I went to McDonalds and got a sausage mcmuffin with egg and a large Dr. Pepper. While I drove and ate that before even getting to work, I also stopped and got a box of 25 munchkins at Dunkin Donuts. I shared those with others at work, but I still probably polished off about 15 of them.
Lunch - we went to a mexican food place called Valle Luna and I ate tons of greasy chips and bean dip, followed by 4 chicken tacos (mini tacos, but still filling.) On the way back to work I stopped at Sonic and got a route 44 Dr. Pepper with cherry flavor added. When that was empty I refilled it with another bottle of Dr. Pepper. There were also 9 cherries at the bottom that were so yummy. Before leaving from work I also had a half a PayDay bar.
Dinner - stomach cramps, cold sweats and dry heaves, but nothing ever came out. I couldn't even eat anything after all that CRAP. I felt so gross.
Oh, but today I even topped that....
Breakfast - Filibertos chorizo and egg burrito with a large Dr. Pepper. Then snacked on some mini butterfinger bites.
Lunch - Red Robin bottomless steak fries (one basket all to myself with Ranch), a monster chocolate shake and buffalo style clucks and a few more fries and ranch. When I got back to work I looked up the calories and fat content...ready for this....just my lunch, not including breakfast was 3200 calories and over 200 gms of fat. That's more than I'm allowed to eat in 6 total days on this diet!!!
Dinner - we'll see what happens later. I'm planning on Texas Roadhouse, but if anything like last night happens, I think I covered myself at Red Robin .... yummmmmm!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is there an appropriate time to swear...?

After this weekend and a few other occasions in my life, I've come to the conclusion that there are most definitely appropriate times to swear.

Example # 1 & 2:
This past weekend I spent my Saturday afternoon doing yard work. After all the wonderful rain we've had for the past little while my yard was growing like crazy. The weeds were spreading everywhere and the grass was about 6 inches high in some spots. I definitely had my work cut out for me. First I had to scoop up the 50 + piles of poop from my dog Aussie. Then I pulled out as many pig weeds as I could get my hands around, nasty buggers. Next I weed whacked around my entire front and back yard. Last but not least it was time to mow. I started on the front yard and moved to the back. The sun was going down and I was running out of energy, but I knew I was almost done. As I'm pushing my mower down the second to last row so I can make the final turn down the one last strip, my mower runs out of gas...D@#% it!! So I went into my shed to get my gas can only to find it bone dry...Oh for S%*#'s sake!

Example #
Today I came home from work and went into the back yard to feed my dogs. To be honest I wasn't totally surprised to find that my dog Aussie had successfully proven to Target that the chew resistant pet bed I bought for him was in fact...Chew Resistant my A$$!

Example # 4:
As I stated in a previous blog, I recently had a hysterectomy. Nothing like going in for an outpatient procedure, expecting to be home that afternoon and waking up with 22 staples down my stomach (or as my mom likes to call it, my zipper) and a 5 day hospital stay...Holy H@#$!!!

There are many, many other times as well, but I don't have any good pictures to back them up... :) Feel free to share your appropriate swearing moments...and don't be a d@#$ liar, you know you have them too.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

To be or not to be...that is no longer the question.

I couldn't have asked for a better week to have to be home bound. The weather has been awesome for staying in my PJ's and cuddling up on the couch with my feather blanket. Although it wasn't like I really had a choice. I'm not supposed to be driving and have been blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who have done so much for me this week.
When I went into the hospital last Tuesday, I didn't take anything with me except my phone and wallet thinking I was going to be home that afternoon and back to work the next Monday. Long story short, it was a 5 day hospital stay and won't be back to work for about 5 more weeks.
Almost 7 years ago I had a similar incident where my dr. found I had an endometrioma (strike one) and I was in the hospital for 3 days after they cut me open and removed it. I also found out at the time I had stage 5 endometriosis and they had to do a little clean up while they were in there. My left ovary and tube had been completely destroyed by the endo thing and I was left with the right that was still damaged, but still there, still with the possibility of children. All I had to do was find someone willing to try with me (strike two).
Since that time I have lived with the complications and pain thinking it was my lot and I would deal with it. In the last year the pains continued to get worse and I had some other things happening that I won't share in detail, but gave me reason to feel a lot more was going on than normal. When I went in on Tuesday, it was scheduled to be a routine scope to see what was going on with a hysterectomy as the worst case scenario. Well, when I woke up, worst case it was and it didn't get any better that week (strike three).
I apologize to most or all of those that came to the hospital to see me. I was so drugged up the first three days I hardly remember who came and went, but thank you for being there for me. The first three days were pretty horrible. The morphine and drugs were so bad that I couldn't hold hardly anything down and with 22 staples holding me together, throwing up was the worst torture to add to all of it. Apparently I wasn't too shy about showing everyone my staples and a little more of me either, so again, I apologize.
So now I'm home and not allowed to drive for 2 weeks. It's a good thing I love my house because I think I've spent more time in it than I have the total of all last year. People have been so awesome to come and get me, bring me food and entertain me this week so I haven't had much time to be alone. That's been the real challenge now. And to make it worse, I'm not sleeping very well so I have too much time left to my thoughts and they haven't been very happy ones.
I put up a good front when people are around, but this has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. There are very few people that can understand where I'm coming from, and I don't expect any sympathy, like I said, it's my lot and I'll deal with it, but to put it lightly, this sucks!!!
At least before there was a chance, a very small one, but still a chance of having my own kids. I still had to find a husband, which seems to be working out so well, obviously, but still, there was a chance. Now that chance is gone and I'm having a really hard time dealing with it. I have so many questions why and it's hard not to be angry, frustrated, hatefull and bitter. And don't tell me not to be because I have a right to and it may make me mad enough to go off on you if you do. And I don't want any pat answers because they don't help. The only thing that will help is time. Time to let my emotions play out and get used to these feelings. It may take years, but I'm sure I'll get through it.