Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Plugging Away

Two more days on this round and then it's off the diet wagon to enjoy the holidays. This round was a little disappointing (admittedly my fault)-I'm only down 10 pounds. I wanted to lose at least 15...I'm planning on another round after the holidays...I don't plan to pig out or anything...I'll be happy to maintain my weight and to have enough energy to work out again.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Up a Half Pound and Out of Drops

Yep...that pretty much sums it up. I went back up .5 this morning-doing NOTHING wrong and am really frustrated. I guess the last 10 aren't that easy to lose! Maybe I just need to be happy where I am. I fit into all my "skinny" clothes-some of them are even big. I was desperately hoping this would be the last round I would have to do-it looks like I'll be finishing up the week and then looking forward to another round after the holidays. We'll see.

My last shipment of drops went super quick! I am expecting a new shipment later this week. Let me know if you want me to reserve one for you!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Can I Get A Woot Woot!!!

Last night I told my husband that if I didn't have a loss this morning I was going to quit this round and try again after the holidays. Luckily, I woke up to a 1.5 lb loss! I've now officially lost 40 lbs total. WOW. First of all, I can't believe I had that much to lose to begin with. Secondly, I can't believe how quickly it has come off. I'm so thrilled. Today, I had to go bra shopping because all of my bras are too big...this is a GOOD thing...DD's are much easier to haul around than DDD's. Too much info? Probably. I had a wonderful moment in the dressing room today with my mom. I tried on a size 8 skirt that was too big...and got to ask the lady if she could, "Please find this in a size 6". I turned to my mom as I said it and was grinning from ear to ear. Skinny me is MUCH happier than chubby me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Slow and Steady?

I definitely feel like the hare from the tortoise and the hare this round! I stalled for a good three days and then finally the scale moved again today-only 1/2 a pound. Maybe it's because I'm working on my last ten pounds? Trying to stay motivated...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thai Beef Soup

Now that the weather is cooling, I think I'm going to try some soups. This one looks good...

3 oz. beef
2 cups beef broth
3 T. Bragg's
1 T. chopped green onion
1 clove garlic-minced
fresh cilantro
1/2 t. grated fresh ginger
1/8 t. chili powder or red pepper flakes
pinch of cinnamon
stevia, salt, and pepper to taste

Heat broth-add dry spices, Bragg's, garlic and onion and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Add beef and celery an cook for 20-30 minutes till done. Add salt, pepper, and stevia. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

***Hubby is done-he decided he's happy where he is.
***I'm done 6 lbs! Woohoo!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I'm down another half pound for a total of 4lbs. in 4 days.

Hubby is up a half pound.

***Serves him right (he cheated again last night and ate a Chick-F-La fried chicken sandwich...I don't get him)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Steak Rolls

3 oz. lean flank steak
finely chopped cabbage or spinach
1 c. beef broth (or water)
2 T. apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's raw apple vinegar-more flavor)
2 T. Bragg's liquid aminos
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. onion, minced
1 T. dried herbs (of your choosing- I like basil or oregano)

Tenderize steak (good for getting out aggression) with manual meat tenderizer until flat and thin. In a frying pan, combine cabbage or spinach with spices, vinegar and Bragg's and cook until tender. Spoon cabbage mixture into pounded flank steak and wrap into a roll. Fill the bottom of the pan with a little water or broth. Salt and spice the top of the roll. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Baste occasionally with juices to keep from drying out.

***Hubby lost another pound yesterday-I lost 1/2 a pound. He ate jordan almonds and a spicy chicken salad at Pei Wei. I was good. Go figure.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


When the rest of my family is eating pasta, this one satisfies my cravings:

1 pkg. miracle noodles (calorie free)
3 oz. ground beef
onion to taste
green pepper to taste
can of diced tomato (make sure no sugar is added)
your favorite italian seasonings (oregano, basil, etc.)

Brown ground beef and add onion and green pepper to soften; add can of tomatoes and simmer. Add seasonings. Meanwhile, rinse miracle noodles thoroughly. Add noodles to sauce to heat. Serve immediately.

I love this diet

down another pound-total of 3 in two days
hubby down total 4


Monday, October 5, 2009

Welcome Fall Apple Chicken Salad

3 oz. chicken, cooked and diced
1 apple, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
sprinkle of cinnamon (I prefer a generous sprinkle)
sprinkle of nutmeg
dash of salt
3 T. lemon juice
stevia to taste

Mix ingredients and enjoy! YUM

***I'm actually enjoying this yummy salad for lunch RIGHT NOW. It's a good one! Loading was super fun this time. I made a point to eat all the things I never let myself eat-Mint Milanos, Hot Tamales, etc. and planned a night out at Morton's for my last meal. From my authorized and "unauthorized" loading-I gained a total of 4 lbs. This morning (after one day on the VLCD) I'm already down 2. I love this diet :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

They're HERE!

Yippee...I have my new shipment sitting here with me on my desk. Let me know if you want some-they're sure to go quickly :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Confessions of Closet "Loader"

My name is Allison and I love to eat. I'm starting round 2 of the HCG tomorrow to take off these last 10-15 pounds. Knowing I'm doing another round has been a bit of a stumbling block for me-I've used the excuse that it'll "come right off" and spent the last week LOADING-big time. Tomorrow are my official loading days, but I've spent the last week or so stressing that I'm not going to be able to eat anything for 3 weeks (or more) so I have to eat it NOW. Not smart. I may or may not be up 3-4 pounds already. Geesh. I'll try and post daily during this round so you can follow me on this leg of the journey-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Happy Dieting!