Friday, September 30, 2011

day 8

I weighed 119.8 this morning...Just when I want to give in, I somehow am being able to stay strong...it is so hard! I have heard the cravings or being hungry go away, but that has not happened for me yet, I keep praying it does, I think I just LOVE food so much! I was prepared to feel like a truck hit me, between the lack of sugar, carbs and diet coke...but I am so thankful I am feeling great!
Here is what my salad/cottage cheese lunch looks like, I know not that appetizing, but super good!

romaine lettuce
non-fat cottage cheese
2 roasted garlic Melba snacks
pepper

On another note...I was out at Target yesterday with the girls to get Halloween costumes, and I came across a super deal......






The BEST thing about this deal, is I got all of them for the price of ONE PAIR!!! Actually UNDER $30!!!
I had bought Brynne the purple glittery ones, a while back at the price of $30. I ended up taking them back because my mom sent a pair of Twinkle Toes that were way cuter...So when we were at Target, I went to the shoes to look for something to go with Bella's costume, and there they were on an end cap at $6.50 to $6.75 each...I was able to buy one pair each for now, and one pair each for the next size up!

I love it when that happens!
Happy Friday....
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

day 7

I still can't believe I have made it this far. There have been too many times to count that I wanted to cheat..just taste a little something...and I have been able to restrain myself, which says a lot. Considering it took all I had yesterday, in Walmart, not to buy a bag of donuts and eat all of them in my car!

I weighed myself this a.m. and I weigh 120.6!

Yesterday I changed up a little. I had nonfat cottage cheese over romaine with broken up melba snacks (2) instead of my meat, which you are aloud to do. I used my melba from dinner so I could have 2 at lunch. Also I had been eating my dinner fruit at night, strawberries with one stevia. I did not do that last night, as it tends to be later at night...so I ate my dinner fruit as my afternoon snack. So here is how I ate yesterday.

Breakfast- green tea with 1 stevia packet
10 am 1/2 grapefruit with 1 stevia
12:30pm romaine lettuce with 1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese and 2 melba snacks
3:30 1 red apple
6:45 spinach salad with chicken breast and strawberry vinagrette dressing
8- 16.9oz Dasani waters
I would never in a million years even attempted to eat anything nonfat, it has always grossed me out..but this diet has been good, I am craving stuff like that, and since I can not have it, it is changing the way I look at those lowfat/ nonfat things.

I have began writing lists of items I do like to eat, and their calories, for when this ends and I can go to the maintenance phase..where for 3 weeks after this ends I can eat up to 1500 calories a day, still stay away from sugar, starches, etc..and you weigh yourself everyday to watch your weight..

I have a calorie counter app on my phone, it is awesome, it has everything! So I refer to it, and it will even tell me my calories needed to maintain the weight I get to..

This has been and continues to be very hard...I told Scott the other night I was happier being a little chubby! lol..I just like food. My best friend Melissa (CA) and I were talking about it, and yes while I am doing this, I am struggling, and I will do my best..But I also will not live the rest of my life never eating some of the things I love...like Donuts, Mexican food, cheese bread from Jimbo's, Ever roast chicken sliders from Marketstreet, Five Guys... or simply a steak on the grill with a loaded baked potato.....ok you get the idea!

now I am hungry!

Happy Thursday Friends!
Big Hugs
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

day 6

Good Morning! Hope all of you are off to a great start! I weighed myself this morning and weigh 122. So total since the start I have lost 4.5 lbs! Not ready for my jeans yet but am on my way! I am not nauseous this morning, but I still plan to eat my apple or grapefruit around 10. I think it helps with my hunger, then I can push my lunch back til almost 1pm. I had been saving my dinner fruit for after dinner as a dessert, but I think I may move it to the afternoon, and try not eating anything after dinner, as that is a good habit to be in anyways.

Just plugging along this week, it is half over and a plus for us...no school tomorrow! Yay! A sleep in day...especially because I am pretty tired on the 500 calories a day!

Happy Hump Day!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

day 5

this morning I weighed 122.5. This is also the first morning I felt a little nauseous... I am eating my fruit now so maybe that will help..1 red apple! (the biggest one I could find..lol)

Brynne stayed home sick yesterday, and she has a dr appointment this morning, I think she has a sinus infection..(yuck)

I sent out an email to friends and family of a video I took on my phone Saturday of Bella, I am going to try and post it here..I am not the most technically savvy person.

video

She is in the back middle of the video, the one who keeps rubbing her face, thanks I am sure to BUGS! (gotta love the bugs in Florida..ugh) The sound works, so scroll down and pause my music so you can hear it!

Big Hugs!
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Monday, September 26, 2011

day 4

This morning I weighed myself...123.5!!

Now I will say I was hungry yesterday! I broke up the fruit, ate one for a snack and the other for a dessert, per se'...

I also drank 8 16.9oz Dasani waters....

This morning, I had my Green Tea and went and ran a few errands. About 10:30 I had 1/2 a grapefruit with Stevia...I am hanging in there.

This was my lunch

shrimp and cucumber salad with strawberry vinegrette (that I made from the HCG diet book...it was really good)

This in now way going to be easy, but am trying to stay strong! It is sad, because yesterday I really realized how much I snacked and or ate out of just being bored...So while doing this, I am also hoping to change my eating habits, and our kids eating habits as well.

Happy Monday!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

day 3

Last night was my "last meal"...we went to Cheesecake Factory and I enjoyed a slice of white chocolate macadamia nut cheesecake....YUM..But really I can't tell you how full I have been the last 2 days...

So I weighed this a.m. 126.5 (gaining 1.5lb) from the loading days..
I took my pics...

This was my lunch

That would be romaine lettuce, with seasoned lean ground beef and one melba toast, with a vinagrette dressing I made from my HCG diet book, it was actually good.....

Now am drinking my water (1/2 to 1 gallon a day!)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

day 2 loading

So sadly I will admit, I ate at five guys twice yesterday...I had to force dinner down my throat and that was at 8:00 last night. I haven't eaten this much food, and it is alot.

I took all my measurements, and weight..I am 126 (gained 1 lb from yesterdays loading) and Thankfully today is the last day of loading...

the last meal per se'..

I am going to have Scott take my before picture tonight..I won't post it til the end of the 24 days though..wouldn't want to scare my few sweet readers away!

We had football and cheer this morning, Scotty's team won...YAY! the other team didn't even score..(that was us last weekend)

Am thinking of Cheesecake factory for dinner, that'll put me over the edge..

Have a great weekend, and enjoy every minute!
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Friday, September 23, 2011

drastic measures

So it is no secret on this blog I have gained weight, like to the tune of about 17 to 20 lbs. On my best days I was 105, but those best days have sailed...I looked thin at 108, and today I would be more than thrilled to see 110! haha..So while I have done Atkins, I never thought it was realistic to never eat carbs or enjoy some of my favorite things....

So I am taking drastic measures. I know it is going to be hard. I am going to feel crappy. I will probably get headaches. In general I maybe be a little cranky.

Today marks day 1 of 24. Today and tomorrow I "load" which means eat ANYTHING you want, that is fatty and fried, and in general things that are not good for you!

Then the pain will begin. Day 3 marks a 500 calorie diet, for the next 3 weeks....

I am scared. I don't want to fail. I have to do this..... or I will NEVER fit in my jeans when we go home. Mind you it will be cold when we go home....

So I am going to document my time of this on here..since I have nothing crafty or cute to post, this will be my documentation of the HCG Diet for me...

So this morning I have had my yummy sugary sweet topped with a mountain of whipped cream coffee and 2 pieces of a pastry ring from Panera, I had cherry and apple....I won't document everything in the next 2 days, but I will take before and after pics, do my measurements an weight, and post that here..warning it will not be pretty! LOL

So have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!


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johnny appleseed

Today Bella's class did a theater on Johnny Appleseed, she read the part of Elizabeth...


I admire her strength
I admire her ability to speak well in confidence in front of others
I admire her individuality
I admire her independence

I admire Her.

Happy Friday!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

crazy weather

we have actually had quite a few days in a row with out rain..the temps are still in the high 80's low 90's, which is not what it actually "FEELS" like, that would be more like 105-110!! But as I am sitting in the house I can hear the rumble outside..I peek out front, because the back is so sunny and I see it coming.....



Happy Tuesday...
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

grateful....to be able to do this

After the whirlwind week we had, I was grateful to be able to go to cheer and football this weekend, not to mention it was actually a "nice" hot, not unbearable! (yay!)

Bella's cheer actually cheered for Scotty's team this weekend, which is a double yay, it was good! We got beat down at the game, I think our boys heads, or more so hearts were not in the game...but they tried. I saw a marked difference in Scotty actually trying and blocking aka doing his "job" on the football field...woo hoo!!
Bella and Syndey

Coach Lisa and B..such a CUTE picture

Ice cream and cake song-dance...so cute! We will be doing this one fo' sho when we get back to Celina!!


Go Scotty #75


ummmm...last time I checked you weren't allowed to put your hands on helmets...


OK...heelloooo...Hands on Helmet, not to mention that the kid is a full helmet taller than Scotty!
Good job Scotty!!!


It was a good game, at the end we all huddled up so that the coach could talk to the boys...the part I L.O.V.E..he tells them that they were not their best, but that he is never mad at them...he just tells them he wants a 100% on Saturdays, they have a job to do and he needs them to be their very best, and that day they were not...

He gave out dog tags to the 3 players that he thought got out there and did give it their all, and he called out Scotty's name...YAY!!!!! I am so glad we got him as a coach, he is really a good guy, he takes time with each of the kids, and recognizes them, their strengths and weakness'...

And lastly I leave you with this one, the Booey...she was really good through out the game, and I attribute that to the fact it was not 9k degrees....

Make it great!!
Blessings,
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Praise God!

Praise God..Bella is fine! They did the ultra sound of her heart, another ekg, and NOTHING!!!! The dr said it could have been a number of things, but that there was nothing to be concerned at...thankfully we did not have to wait three weeks to hear this wonderful news!

Thank You all so much for your support and prayers...

Love y'all!
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I read this this morning, and it takes me back to the other week, of the negative comment left here...Read this it is great, and speaks very loudly to me!
Guidance from God
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Big Thank Yous!!

Thank You all so much mysweet family and friends who have called and text, left comments and prayed!
I appreciate you all so much..I will update you when we get home...

In His Grace
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

another antoher update..

The specialist in West Palm Beach, who came highly recommended, and that I was going to have to wait 3 weeks to see.....had a cancellation, we are going tomorrow at 2pm...God always opens doors...
Thank You God!!
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another update

I wanted to let you all know that I have gone out of the realm of here, and am taking Bella to Miami on Friday the 23rd to Children's Hospital. I don't want to wait 3 weeks to get her seen closer to home, so we will make the drive..

My sweet friend in Texas offered me an appointment tomorrow if I needed...You gotta love Texas!! (Rhonda is my sweet friend who helped us out when Scotty broke his arm last ear)  She also said that not to panic or worry too much, as until she is actually evaluated by a cardiologist, to not over think it...that it could be something very minor or something major, they just don't know yet...the waiting is the hard part...

I took B to get her blood work done this a.m, and I tell you she is so strong, she is a fighter....they explained everything to her, and she was a little nervous, got a little scared, and then they did it...she didn't even cry! She is a pillar of strength, that I wish I was...

I was telling Scott last night I read lotsa blogs, some happy ones that link to a sad one...and I read about struggles and sadness, and I think about maybe how I would feel or what I would do if that were me...and really you have no idea, until it is you or your child. The feelings I felt yesterday, fear, scared, worried...and then when that goes away, you think of what it could be, what does it mean, how bad is it..what is going to happen? I am praying she is fine, God will heal and help her through this..She is so scared, and she said to me this morning..."why did this have to happen to me?"...What do you say to that? Scott told her her body was warning her that something is a little off, and that we need to find out what it is in order to fix it...

 I told her when I am sad or scared or worried, I pray and give it all to God, that He is always with you...ALWAYS and he will never leave you, He will lead you...

Blessings
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

update

the ekg showed her heart to be enlarged on the left ventricle side...the Dr. does not feel that she had a seizure, she feels that she passed out for some reason relating to her heart working harder on the left side, than normal. She called it Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. I looked it up online and am a lot nervous...am praying for the Lord to heal her and that this be something very minor..

I am making the appointment as we speak, and can say I really wish we were home and going to Children's I feel more comfortable there...Thank You for texting and calling my sweet friends!

In His Grace
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