Maintenance Phase Begins [Jennifer’s HCG Journey]
Saturday, March 12, 2011 Weight: Loss 0.2 R1P2D29 Third and Final day of no drops!
My last day of weaning, I’m beyond excited. I can’t wait to toss the rubber gloves aside. I went grocery shopping with my family. I picked up more protein, some block cheese, some seasonings to make my own turkey sausage and some half & half! I took another detox bath and still patiently waiting for a BM!
Sunday, March 13, 2011 LDW: Under 0.6 R1P3D1
Today was my first day of Phase 3 and I’m sitting at 0.6 under my LW. I started experimenting in the kitchen with some recipes and it just wasn’t my day, I couldn’t get things to turn out. I tried making the Oopsie Rolls, that was a disaster. For some reason my whites were never “stiff”. I did make my own turkey sausage recipe that I found through a member and to my surprise that was delicious. I grilled a few turkey patties in the George Foreman Grill and shortly after I was in the bathroom. Needless to say, 5 or 6 days without a BM was definitely made up for in a short period of time. The sausage did not agree with me. In fact, anything I tried didn’t and I was immediately in the bathroom. I nervous about the scale tomorrow because I just couldn’t get myself to eat when my stomach was feeling so rough. I did drink enough water but I know I didn’t eat the right amount of protein, etc. I pray it doesn’t hurt the scale in the morning.
Monday, March 14, 2011 LDW: ABOVE 1.4 R1P3D2
Well the scale is not my friend, it is but I can see where stabilizing plays head games. I feel like I’m walking the plank and teetering on a balance beam. I woke up this morning and I am 1.4 lbs above my LDW. I know it’s still not over 2 but this is scary. Today I am going to try and eat my protein whether it makes me head to the bathroom or not. I haven’t cooked in oil and the food still effects me this way. DISLIKE! I hope things balance out, I don’t want to do a steak day so soon. What am I doing, I’m stressing myself out and that can’t be good either. Deep Breaths, I can do this! On a side note I just measured myself and I have lost over 18.8 inches!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 LDW: ABOVE 2.4 R1P3D3
Well I woke up and saw that I was 2.4 lbs over my LDW which means steak day today!!! Ugh, I’m new at P3 and it’s already been a struggle. I made my own turkey sausage from a recipe but cut that after the first day per Linda’s suggestion. I ate very lean yesterday but I’m thinking I didn’t eat enough protein. I tried too, I know the first day on phase three was a struggle to eat and I didn’t eat enough protein; yesterday I tried too but I still think I was guilty of not enough. I just finished reading P & I regarding a steak day and didn’t see a whole lot on it. It says to drink enough all day so I’m assuming I am allowed some coffee. Today is going to be a long day. I’ve got to get rid of this stress because I know it’s not helping me on the scale…I’m only human.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 LDW: +0.6 Over (Lost 1.8) R1P3D4
Well I woke up this morning and found that the steak day did help! I’m feeling quite a bit of relief. I wasn’t sure if I should just stick to eating lean, unprocessed protein throughout the day or do the steak day this early into Phase 3. Thankfully, my decision to do a steak day helped me on the scale this morning, I lost 1.8 lbs. I’m still above my LDW by 0.6 lbs but I planning on having lean protein and some veggies/fruit today so hopefully that helps. I’m staying away from dairy and nuts for a few more days and just going to focus on protein. It’s so hard eating regular meals and snacks after the 500 calorie diet but I’m going to push myself because I truly believe that part of my weight gain was from protein deprivation. I didn’t eat enough protein! Yes I did try a few nuts and I’m sure that didn’t help…either way I’m heading back to the basics for a few days. One thing I can’t forget to mention the support from the discussion group on facebook sure helped me yesterday morning after I saw the scale! I LOVE my HCG Family!!!