Saturday, February 27, 2010

I'm baaaaack.... R4C2VLCD13

Hey folks. I have been back on the diet and injections for 13 days. I haven't updated for a couple of reasons. First, sheer embarassment. I gained 7 lbs during my break... just about half of what I lost during cycle one of this round. It wasn't until 2 days ago that I was able to start on some new losses for this round. So basically, I took a 17 day break, gained 7 lbs, and took 11 days on the VLCD to lose it again. UGH. I got out of control over the break. I did OK at first, but there were two problems I am aware of. First, I ate sugars and starches which is a big no no before the weight loss has stabilized (3 weeks). I ate them in abundance. Second, I didn't do correction days at all. Had I done a steak or egg day on that very day when my weight crept up past 2 lbs over LIW, things would have probably ended very differently and I might be much further along in my weight loss! Oh well... it is what it is. I have a feeling I will always be taking two steps forward, one step back. The important thing is learning from these experiences so I can do better next time, and continuing to move in the right direction! I really really really don't want to lose this same weight over and over again. I am taking another break starting in about 4 days. I have friends coming to stay from out of town and Jeffrey's birthday coming up. I need to break for all that. I am thinking a 5 day break is all I will take, and start right back up. I am excited to get into some unfamiliar territory over the next month or so.
So there's my update. Ciao!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

VLCD 25, 2nd day no injection

Today is the last day of the low calorie diet before I take an 11 day break. As of my last injection weight for this round, I have lost 14.8 lbs. Not bad... my goal for each short round I am going to be doing is 15 lbs. I have had some cheats over the past few days, without which I am sure I would have passed the 15 lb mark. But the fact that I started cheating just confirms to me that I need a break. I feel satisfied taking the break and accepting the 14.8 lb loss, even if it is .2 shy of my goal for this round. My main goals during the break are 1. to maintain within the 2lb mark... I don't want to lose the same weight again! and, 2. Well, take a break. When I start back in 11 days, I want to feel rejuvenated and ready to stick to the diet again. I expect that I will do this cycling of 23 days VLCD, 10 day breaks for the next couple of months until I reach my goal, or get very close.
So there you have it! More later.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hi all. I've been on the very low calorie diet for 15 days now, and have lost 12.4 lbs. This past week has been a bit slower than the first, but I lost more inches this week than last... Last week I was down 4 inches and this week is 4.5, so a total of 8.5. I'm glad I measured... it helps when the losses are smaller. I think its kind of funny though, that small losses right now are .6 a day. That is over 1/2 lb each day! Crazy!
I still haven't decided how long I will do this round. The shortest I can go is 10 more days of the diet. I am just going to see how I am doing when I get there, and decide then.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

VCLD Day 10

I don't have a lot of time but wanted to post that I have lost exactly 10 lbs as of today! 10 lbs in10 days is so awesome. That is not even including the load weight (which wasn't a lot, but still)...
Anyway, I just wanted to share my good news! Upward and onward!
Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

VLCD Day 8

Today is the 1st day of the 2nd week of the VLCD. Things are going great. I have lost 8.2 lbs and 4 inches in 1 week. I am very happy with those numbers! I am really feeling in the groove of the diet. I am not feeling hungry, angry or deprived, the way I did the last time I tried to do a round. I am just thankful that the weight is coming off! I am thinking a lot about what to do when I get off the VLCD. I am trying to reflect on what I did wrong this last time and how to be more successful at maintaining when I get to my goal, for the long term. I cannot keep losing the same weight over and over again.
School starts in just 2 days. I will be cooking and freezing a lot of things that I can easily grab and take to school with me. I wish I had a few more days to get my kids, myself and the house organized so that everything will run smoothly. But I will just do the best I can and hopefully the rest will take care of itself!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Back

Hello friends. I am once again on the protocol and it is going well. I gained around 20 lbs since I last stopped... I know, YIKES... but so glad to be moving down again. I am trying to remember that gaining that weight back was not a failure, just a lesson in how NOT to do things. It seems like I have to learn a lot of things the hard way! But there is no use crying over gained weight.
I am on my 6th day of the VLCD and have lost 6.8 lbs (not including load weight, which was .6). Those numbers are great and I am happy to be moving down.
I probably won't update this blog everyday like I was doing before. I have been so incredibly busy with family, work and internship, and school starts up again next week. The true test of this round will be me sticking to the VLCD with classes starting again. I am just trying to take things one day at a time and do the best I can. I am happy that I will have 10 days or so of the diet under my belt before I go back to classes. I am in a routine which I think will be easier to stick to than trying to start after classes begin. I haven't decided how long this round will be yet. At this point I am of course committed to the short round, but I will reassess when I get closer to the end of that time period.
More later, and Happy Losing!