Thursday, January 28, 2010


enjoying this stuff immensely....

.....and waiting for TOM to pay me a visit so I can start round 2.

 My 6 weeks will be up on Sunday.
I'm so excited to keep on loosing.
Even more excited than I am now as I am eating yummy food....and a few luscious steaks here and there.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


i was talking to my mom on the phone about the glories of hCG.

she's not ready to do the protocol, but that doesn't stop me from testifying of it's goodness...

....and wonderful side effects.

  • mom- now, how many pounds have you lost again?
  • me- thirty...i reminded
  • mom- that's great. i want to eventually loose 10 lbs.
  • me- yea, you seem to be at a comfortable weight. before i started, it wasn't so much my weight that bothered was mostly that my body was feeling poorly. my heels were especially hurting and it was uncomfortable to exercise. now, i can't remember the last time they hurt!

fast forward 30 minutes to when i was skimming my hCG blogroll.

right there on the screen was less of me's title:


i followed the bait and it lead me to her post about heal pain and hCG

and i was astonished!

when i read the passage about heal pain from pounds and inches it was as if i had struck gold!

for some reason i hadn't thought of the section on heal pain when i was excited about the pain in my heels being gone!

i had assumed it was because i had 30 less pounds to haul to and fro!

hCG has done wonderful things for my body!


what a rich woman i am!

The Painful Heel- Dr. Simmeons

In obese patients who have been trying desperately to keep their weight down by severe dieting, a curious symptom sometimes occurs.They complain of an unbearable pain in their heels which they feel onlywhile standing or walking. As soon as they take the weight off theirheels the pain ceases. These cases are the bane of therheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons who have treated thembefore they come to us. All the usual investigations are entirelynegative, and there is not the slightest response to anti- rheumaticmedication or physiotherapy. The pain may be so severe that thepatients are obliged to give up their occupation, and they are notinfrequently labeled as a case ofhysteria. When their heels are carefully examined one finds that thesole is softer than normal and that the heel bone - the calcaneus - canbe distinctly felt, which is not the case in a normal foot.We interpret the condition as a lack of the hard fatty pad on which the calcaneus rests and which protects both the bone and the skin of the sole from pressure. This fat is like a springy cushion which carries the weight of the body. Standing on a heel in which this fat is missing or reduced must obviously be very painful. In their efforts to keep their weight down these patients have consumed this normal structural fat.Those patients who have a normal or subnormal weight while showingthe typically obese fat deposits are made to eat to capacity, often much against their will, for one week. They gain weight rapidly but there is no improvement in the painful heels. They are then started on the routine HCG treatment. Overweight patients are treated immediately. In both cases the pain completely disappears in 10-20 days of dieting, usually around the 15th day of treatment, and so far no case has had a relapse, though we have been able to follow up such patients for years. We are particularly interested in these cases, as they furnish further proof of the contention that HCG + 500 Calories not only removes abnormal fat but actually permits normal fat to be replaced, in spite of the deficient food intake. It is certainly not so that the mere loss of weight reduces the pain, because it frequently disappears before the weight the patient had prior to the period of forced feeding is reached.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I have a regret.

I REALLY regret not keeping a food journal during phase 3 and 4.
I think it would really be a huge help for me right about now!
But I didn't and don't know what in the world I should do.

Even without a food journal, I know 1 thing for sure. That is that the past week since I started adding starches and sugars has been a wild ride that has gone out of control. Today I weigh 250 lbs.That's 5 lbs. over my LDW (last drop weight)  of 145. What a disappointment.

It all started Saturday Jan. 9th, the first day of p4 when I was allowed to eat starches and sugars. I did not go hog wild by all means, but I didn't exactly follow the whole introduce foods SLOWLY thing. Things that I probably should NOT have done:
  •  Eating the whole fried taco shell from my "salad" from Baja fresh at lunch time.
  •  Eating the two healthy banana carrot muffins my friend made.-yum.
  • Having 2 servings of Ruffles with several tbs. of ranch that included msg.
  • The 1/4 cup of Ben and Jerry's 
  • Eating the last 3 things past 10 p.m. at night while playing a fun game with friends
  • Staying up past 1 a.m.
From that point, it's all gone down hill.  

And I'm sure it's NO SURPRISE that the very next morning, the scale told me just what I thought it would tell me.

And as a result: Steak Day.(which turned out just fine.

But then.....

On Wednesday I went to a dinner that my brother's Japanese wife was preparing since they were in town.

Japanese food is healthy, right?!? I imagined I would eat the vegetables and meat and stay away from the starch...


EVERYTHING was fried!
Tempura took on a whole new meaning.

(And dinner wasn't ready until 10p.m....3 hrs. after the time we were supposed to eat.)

Bad Food + Late Night eating = Weight gain

Hmph. I think I remember the SAME scenario occurring only 3 days before. 

Maybe I have short term memory loss or something.

What next???

You guessed it, STEAK DAY....AGAIN!

Only problem is that this time I was only down 1 lb. and still up 4 lbs. over my LDW!

I'm not sure what I should have done....well, I didn't do anything. I just drank lots and hoped for the best.

 I don't want to type it cause I don't want it to be true....but I know I gain when I eat wheat. Hmph. :(

Thursday, January 7, 2010

just some documentation to back up what i've thought for a while now.

MY MICROWAVE..   re-purposed!
I've heard that using a microwave is bad for quite sometime. 
I'm finally ready to follow the advice to stop using it to kill my food.
Instead... it is now a storage cabinet! ;)

Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven
From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1. Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
2. The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
3. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
4. The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
5. Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
6. The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
7. Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
8. The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
9. Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
10. Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.
Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet?
The use of artificial microwave transmissions for subliminal psychological control, a.k.a. "brainwashing", has also been proven. We're attempting to obtain copies of the 1970's Russian research documents and results written by Drs. Luria and Perov specifying their clinical experiments in this area.
Written by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell
International common Law Copyright 2000

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

just logging my food intake....again. my weight is still fluctuating a lot, so i want to figure out why!
maybe it was the cheeseburger.
maybe it was the 4tbs. peanut butter.
maybe i still didn't drink enough water.
maybe it's the weather.
who knows.

Starting weight:
Today's weight

last drops weight
here goes:
3 eggs
2 handfuls lettuce
fresh salsa
2tbs trader joes mayo.
1/4 of an onion

1st workout in 8 weeks!

1st time i woke up before 7:30 in 8 weeks!
and i was happy about it.
i sort of dreaded walking back into that street lamp lit lds church at 6:03 a.m.......
knowing that 12 pairs of wondering eyes would be glancing at me in an inconspicuous manner.
my eyes were staring at that pinewood derby track that was set up in the center of the gym. :)
my mind was wondering what they were thinking.
i had told some good friends about the program i was embarking on.
and the other ladies in the exercise group probably figured it out through the grapevine.
you look great! was being spewed from a mouth here and a mouth there.
it felt good, although my goal is not to be praised.
i'm sure they have mixed thoughts about my method of loss....
but i don't care about that.
the only thing i care about is the fact that my body works...
and when i got there....all was well.
i was curious how i would feel....and i've decided i felt great!
it's amazing what the body....could do better at 30 lbs less!
it was a bit more challenging lift those 5lb. weights for the umpteenth time with my less frequently used muscles...
but actually squatting and jumping were refreshingly easier!
and less of my body went in all different directions when i ran.
and with less lbs. to carry around, it's able to do more of what i want it to do...
and that is to be amazing and wonderful and free and full of energy!
i've always felt like the "special" one in that group of fitness divas.
the fat girl who ALWAYS comes, even if she is always a step behind.
i always went, no matter what.
i would simply stick to my exercise routine because it was the right thing to do.
 i love the way i would feel AFTER the workout.
and i love the way i feel with 30 lbs. less to move around that cheerio crumbed floor!
here's to 70 more!

Monday, January 4, 2010

My facebook question about erythritol.

posted on facebook....copied to here so i can remember it. 

Does anyone that agrees that saccharin/sucralose/aspertame are harmful for
you have an opinion about TRUVIA and Z Sweet??? I am very cautious
about what I put into my body! Should I be concerned??? I've researched but am inconclusive.
My husband is having a bake-fest now that we are on phase 3. I think it's
o.k. but am sti...ll leary. Any Ideas!?!?!? He's made: 2 pumpkin pies w/
nut crust, 2 batches of peanut butter no flour cookies, a cheesecake,
and now a no flour chocolate cake w/ cream cheese frosting.....At
$11.60/bag I think we'll go broke! ;) Thanks. p.s. i freaked about a gain on monday of 3 was gone the next day thanks to the steak day! things are good! ;)

Sonja Liggitt
Man, that sounds like a lush bake fest at your house. Truvia is considered an acceptable heathy sweetener...I feel like if they sell it at Whole Foods it is pretty good. They won't sell just any sweeteners.

Julie Zohovetz Morris
that's a good thought....i don't always trust the cash hoarder WF but they don't carry some bad stuff so this may be true.. ;) my husband IS a baking fanatic! at least he's not making the usual sugar/flour sweets. :)
Melissa Wilson Nodzu
From what I understand Truvia comes from the Stevia plant. Obviously processed to Truvia like sugar gets refined from beets & canes but in a different way. It is a natural sweetner - not weird amino acids clashing and then stabilized somehow...
Daniel Wall TRUVIA has dextroseits sugar. fructose also is sugar.Pure stevia is very costly to make so truvia adds fillers like dextrose to bring down the cost and it tastes more like sugar too.( bc it has sugar... aka dextrose) when on the life phase when your all done, this would be a good choice... but not now!!!
Julie Zohovetz Morris
How do you know that Truvia has dextrose? It does contain erythritol which is not the same.
Daniel Wall
what tree or bush is this erythritol from?... erythritol is a synthetic that was developed in Japan based off of alcohol sugar. Just stick with pure stevia it’s the best way to go. 
Michelle Bollaert Hess
Alcohol sugars are one of those... 'your mileage may vary' substances.
Some people do quite well with alcohol sugars on P3. Others do not.
after researching on i realized that there are a lot of mixed opinions.
after researching on

i think that avoiding it on and after phase 3 will be better off in the long run. i felt weird after eating it. i like to stick to nature as much as possible. to convince my husband. :)