Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A non-diet post :)

Christmas time is around the corner, therefore I have to be somewhat festive & use a little Holiday Cheer (color) :) Yippee!!

The other day, my cute friend Kristie came to my house to see me. Mind you, (not to throw a pity party) my friends don't everrrrr come up my way, so it was a very *nice* change!!! Thanks, Kris!!!

Anyway, we had plans to go see Blind Side & go to dinner....we decided to get some shopping in too.  We went to the mall & walked around, it was just fun.  We decided on Outback for dinner, YUMM-O :)  We had our salads & steaks, chit chatted & decided to walk around Target before our movie.  The movie was REEEEEEALLY good!! It was 2 hours long, so kind of a long time to sit in the theater seats, but still a really great movie.  I loved it! :)

We got in my car, to take us back to her car at my house.  I'm driving on the freeway, the roads aren't icy or anything, but still kind of scary.  If you know Utah...there is construction EVERYWHERE!! When they said 8 years of construction, they really meant 15!!! :) So I'm driving cautiously (speed is 55mph) and I'm going around this curve &  see this car speeding SO fast behind me...they get into the fast lane & are just roaring. I'm like "idiots" and keep driving...then I see ANOTHER car speeding even faster & I'm like "Where are the cops when you need them?" and as this second car is flying by, I notice it's a PO!!!!! Boy oh boy!! My blood is racing!! It's like I'm running a marathon!! I'm SO excited!! And hopeful that the cop is going to pull that speed demon over!!! (I'm not a perfect driver myself, I've had my share of speed-fests...but not in this weather) I saw that the first car got into the slowest lane...and the lights on the cop car hadn't gone off yet...I couldn't see the cop anymore and I thought I saw the car get off at my exit.....I'm like darn. And I get off the freeway and the car is being pulled over!!! I literally SCREAMED!! YES! YES! YES!! Like I had just won the lottery, for crying out loud!! I'm in the wrong career!!! :) I was SO happy about that..... Later my friend called me & said that car was being arrested. Well that just made my entire night. Peace be with you my fellow Utahn....I hope whatever it is you were running away from, was worth it. Some people!!! :)

Ta-ta! :) <3

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I posted a few pics a few weeks ago...& my Mom showed me these two today. WOW!! I knew I was overweight before....my dizaaaang!!! I was Miss Chunkola! :) I'm proud to say I'm happy with my results!! :) Thanks for all the support!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

~Giving Thanks on this Special Day~

Although every day should be "thanksgiving," today is the official Holiday.  The reason I say that. is because I don't think we give enough praise to the things we have & are thankful for.  I'm guilty of it, I definitely take the "small stuff" for granted. 

I want to give a BIG thanks to my wonderful family!! Without them, I wouldn't have anything.  I don't say it often enough, but I truly am grateful for both of my parents & my siblings, including my nephew!!  They have always been there for me, even when I was a snotty teenager, trying to do the opposite of everything I had been taught.  Sorry, Mom! :) 

I am thankful for my dearest friends, the ones who are *always* there for me, when others have not been. You know who you are & I am grateful for you. I am thankful for my job, I know a lot of people are being laid off & some just don't have work.  I am grateful to have a secure, steady job & I know that I am appreciated there (more than I know if that makes sense..haha! I don't give myself enough credit for my work, I've been told)  I am thankful for the house I live in (thanks Mom & Dad, one day I will move out...again!), the shoes on my feet, the hair on my head, the warm clothes I have, my car that gets me to where I'm going, without a fit.  There are SO many more things that I am grateful for, if I listed them all, you'd be reading all day! 

Since this is my "HCG" site....I also need to give thanks to Hcg, without it I would still be unhappy & miserable in my own skin.  I am truly grateful for my Auntie Connie, who shared this little secret with us & for helping us in every way possible.  I am also thankful for my Hcg friends, I've met some wonderful people on the online postings &  they have always been there to help & reassure ANYONE who need its!  Thank you girls!! ANd guys!!! Without you, I probably wouldn't have made it this far!!! And for once in my life, I'm kind of excited to start another round in January! I really feel the VLCD helps you think about what you're putting into your mouth & I feel better doing it!! This next time I will definitely try even harder than I did on the first round!! I WILL be skinny!!! :)

Thank you again for reading my posts, sometimes they may bore...but I try to keep them funny & non-boring!! :) Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, filled with Family, Friends, good (healthy) Food & Fun!! Be safe if you're traveling!!!

<3 xOxO

Friday, November 20, 2009


I am OBVIOUSLY over the whole "blogging every day" scenario.  I am on Day 5 of Maintenance & I feel pretty damn good if I say so myself!  I gained once, or twice a little bit (which is normal might I add) but I've been losing lately! WEIRD! Like today.... .9 down! I even ate an egg at 10:30p last night!!! I for sure thought I would gain...but I'm doing well.  I decided the LIW should definitely be last Friday's weigh in...I have to stay within the 2lb rule, or else!! These 3 weeks are incredibly important to the future!  You go above, or below the LIW 2lbs or more & it really screws with your hypothalamus & you will gain!!! And it won't be pretty, nor easy to get back off.   So, I am going to stay within & just work it.  Since I'm already planning on a round 2, I don't think I should "cheat" the system by losing too much.

On a non~diet note....Mom, Candice & I saw NEW MOON last night at Gateway!! We had the 7:30p showing.  So delightfully good!! I could cuddle with Jacob ALL NIGHT LONG!! Frankly, I could cuddle with Jacob & Edward...I would definitely take Jacob over Eddy though, sorry sweets!! :) I have a thing with muscles & a tan physique. DELISHUSH!!!  I wasn't able to finish the 2nd book, but that's okay.  I will finish it up soon.  There were some "teenage" girls in the theater screaming in parts of the movie & I wanted to shush them with super glue!! :) Let us adults enjoy the show kiddo's!! They should've been in bed anyway, right?  13 going on 3! LOL

Check out my other blog!! I have NON~HCG related recipes on there!! LOL!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

~Steak Day...kind of~

So....technically I didn't neeeeeed to do a "steak day," but I did.  I had nothing for breakfast, nothing to eat for lunch, drank a ton of water & had some nuts & a steak for dinner.  I did a detox bath last night...just because & I'm hoping that this semi~steak day helps on the scale, along with the bath! :)

So I'm up 1.3 (OMG OMG OMG!!!) from LIW= last injection weight (for me it's drops, not injections) but...the day after, I lost 2.5 lbs!! I want THAT weight to be my LIW!!! HAHA! :) I am going to lose it, whatever I have to do!!

It's *OFFICIAL* I have decided to do ROUND 2 in January!! This tinsy bit of gaining is getting to me & I have no reason NOT to do another round...Only this time it will be 23 days, not 43!! Can I get an AYYYYMEN!?!?! And the only thing I have to lose is....POUNDS & INCHES!!! WOOO HOOO!!!

<3 XoXo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

None too late...

SO...I've obviously been lagging in the blog-writing. Basically, because I gained over the weekend & I didn't feel like *shouting* it out to the World :)

On another note...I AM ON MAINTENANCE!!! WOO HOO!!

On anotherrrrr note....I had my interview today....went in feeling positive!! I left, feeling: "I shouldn't have said this....I should have done that.....Why didn't I ask this?" But such is life! I did *MY* best & I'm happy I was able to interview, regardless!! A BIG thank you to my *good* friend, for telling me about the opening. She's the bomb dot com! :) Ya hear that?? BOMBDOTCOM! :)

This morning after my interview, I came home & made an omelet. A REAL omelet. It was delicious. I put some cheese in it, so hopefully I don't gain tomorrow. I know we are supposed to limit cheese.   I had a salad (again) with grilled chicken, mushrooms, cheese, & cucumbers.  It was pretty dang good! I used a homemade ranch dip, that my sister made. Thanks, sis!! :)

That's all I have for now....Enjoy this exciting blog! <3

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I think HOT GREEN (is that even a color?? if not i'm happy to make it up! lol) is a good color to start this blog off today!!!! I'm sorry for not writing yesterday, lonnnng night :) I'm GLAD I had a long night, because I burned off a TON of calories (I guess!).  I weighed early this morning and was down .8 & then I weighed in again (after I went back to sleep) & lost MORE!!! So I am officially down 1.7 today!!! YAYY!!!! I couldn't be more happy!!! Friday the 13th brought nothing but good news!!!!

I applied for a job a few weeks ago, in Layton  & I heard back from them earlier this week.  I had to go in and take an analytical test (not easy!) and they called me back yesterday, Friday to "invite" me to an interview!!! 400 people applied for this job!!! Only 65 were called to take the test....now that is something to be proud of!!! Whether or not I get this job (I reeeeeeeeally want it!!!) I am happy that I did MY best & that's all I can do!  If it's meant to be, it will be!!!!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my job now....I have been there 8 years, but there is no room to grow.  This other job would be a great experience for me!!! Keep your fingers crossed!!!

I probably won't be writing again tonight...so this post will count for 2 blogs!! Thanks for all the positive wishes!!! You've all been so great through this whole experience!! I thank you all for that!!!

<3 & xOxO!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Don't mind the Cheerios or the messy room! Sorries!

30, fLiRtY & ThRiViNg!!!!

No.....I didn't turn 30 today!!! But....I did get to my goal!!! 30lbs!!! 30.3 to be exact :)  I am SO excited!!!! And proud!!! This is a major accomplishment for me, not only because of the weightloss.  A good friend of mine asked me a very interesting question today....(something I hadn't thought of in 7 weeks) She asked if I had ever completed a GOAL that I had.  She knows me VERY well!! :) I thought about it & I said, NO. I haven't!!!  :o) So DOUBLE YAY!! It's a pretty big milestone for me!!!

Tomorrow we start the NO drops!!! Still 500 calories though....Ahhhh!!! The next 3 days (before Maintenance) should be very interesting....if I'm grumpy towards you, it's because I'm HUNGRAYYY! Don't hate! Just ignore me, ignore me and give me a big hug!! Then go home...eat a bag of PB M&M's and call it a night!! HAHA!!

Another happy note....tomorrow is *f*R*i*D*a*Y*~!!!! YaYYY and a half!!! Last day of work, before the weekend!!! WOO HOO HOO!!!!  I hope ya'll have a fantabulous evening!!

Toodaloo!! <3 xOxO

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

~HaPpY VeTeRaN's DaY~

First & foremost, I want to say *THANK YOU* to the past, present & future troops who have served our country over the years!!!  We, as American's owe our freedom to all of you!! So once again, Thank You for our wonderful country full of freedom!! I am proud to be a part of the USA !!! 

Secondly, Yay!!! I know I say this often (lately) but I can't waiiiiiit for Maintenance!! WOO HOO!!! I lost 1.2 lbs this morning!!! It's weird....sometimes when I do a detox, I either lose a lb or more the next day, or nothing & then the next day I lose. Which is fine, no complaining from me!!! It's just kind of weird.  And maybe it's what I'm eating too...I haven't written about what I eat every day...which I think I may regret later on....that's okay! I'm almost there!!! WE (you know who you are!) are almost there!!! YAY US!!! Let's pat ourselves on the back, for sticking with this!!!!

Another happy thing....I keep thinking about my brother...and he will be home in just over 3MONTHS!!!!!!! I am SO excited!!!!! He is another reason why I've kept with this diet!!! After not seeing him for 2 years, I want to look a LOT better (healthier) than the last time he saw me!!!!  This <3 is for you COR!!!!! I love you!!!!

<3 xOxO

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


SO....I gained .4 this morning...that's okay! I lost so much the other day, I can't expect that all the time! :) I took a detox & am hoping tomorrow brings truth to that, on the scale! :) WOO!!!

Have I told ya'll how excited I am to be done with this FABULOUS diet?? I am ready for a new adventure aka: new foods!! :) HAHA!! I love to cook/bake & am excited to try some fun, new recipes I have come across...I just need to keep an eye on the scale & make sure I don't over do it with the "new" foods!  When you do something for a long period of time, it either gets *BORING*, or you get used to it & like it. Well...ya'll know how I feel! :) LOL

I feel great!! Life is good right now!!! I'm getting my hair did this weekend & CANNOT wait!!! Losing weight, new hairstyle & MAYBE a new job....nothing better!!! I'm a happy girl!!! Hope tomorrow brings as much happiness as today!!!

Until then... <3 xOxO

Monday, November 9, 2009

MoNDaY FuNDaY :)

Today I didn't gain, nor did I lose. I am okay with that, I am happy regardless :) I lost 1.9 yesterday & if I stall for a day, that's fine....I just hope it's not a few days :)
Anyway, today is MONDAY...and normally Monday's are terrible, awful, no good! :) The end of a weekend & the start of another *fabulous* week at work! :) But really, it went by pretty quickly & painlessly.  I finished money REEEEALLY fast today!!!  I don't know how I pulled it off, but I did!! :) Can I get a WOO WOO??!

How was YOUR weekend?? How was your Monday?? I hope it was swell!! I have nothing too interesting to say today, sadly. Just glad I'm home!! :)

Until tomorrow, <3  xoxo

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Heyy Heyyy Heyyyyy, Goodbye!! :)

SO.....I finally skipped a day of blogging...Ahh! I won't beat myself up, I was TIRED last night! :) I went out with a friend last night & didn't get home until late. It was fun spending time with her :) Sbbf!

I got on the scale this morning & about peed my pants right then & there!! I totally planned on not losing much....I didn't think I got all my water in & I didn't get my 8 hours of sleep. BUT....I lost 1.9lbs!!!! I am down to 29.1 lbs!! And in exactly a week, we will be done with 500 calories & moving on to maintenance!!! HALLELUJIAH!!!! It's almost here!! We can add in LOTS of variety!!! (I am so thrilled!!!) I've loved this diet, because it has TOTALLY helped me realize that I need to watch what I eat.  I can still have the foods I love, but in moderation.  Also, it has given me a jump start to the loss I have REALLY wanted!!! So, THANK YOU HCG (lol) for getting the ball rolling!!! This is a pretty bland diet, but I really owe thanks to this!!!
On another note...I love SUNDAYS!!!! It's my lazy day!!! Stay home, chill, be a bum & watch food network!! HAHA! I simply love it!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!! Tomorrow we're back to the grind... :) HAHA


Friday, November 6, 2009


It's finally here!!! Woo woo!! (Friday, I mean) & I was gruuuuuuumpy today! :) Good thing I got off work early...or I would have cracked!!! lol.  I lost .5 this morning, not too shabby!! I'm pleased :o)

I went to Kohl's after work to get my shopping fix (which also helps me when I'm ornery LOL) and I bought a cuuuute purple long sleeve top for $4.99!! Hollaaaa! I wore it tonight, to hang out with my friend Dani & her to munchkins :P  It was a lot of fun!! We made dinner & just had a really fun time!! It's good to spend time with old friends who knew you back in the day...I like having the kind of friends who, even if you don't see each other every week...you pick up where you left off!! No fuss, just chatting about life!! My kind of night!! Thanks Dani! :)

Goodnight blogger world...I'm beat! :)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

This fall weather ROCKS!

I am in love with this FALL weather!!! We all know mother nature (especially here in Utah) has a way of showing us whose boss!! So...it's scary to think how beautiful it is outside. Nice & warm, I even went walking with my Mom tonight. Snow is just around the corner...I know how you work Miss Mother Nature Thang!! But, until then, I will continue to enjoy the nice, warm weather!!  <~There were wayyyy too many comma's in that sentence.  Sorry ya'll.

I'm trying to use fun, fall colors in this blog. Can you tell? (How boring am I..) Okay, so I gained .1 this morning. Why? I have no clue...But whatever.  I am trying not to be bugged by a little .1  I've got to get used to not gaining any more than 2 lbs, so I shouldn't freak about a tinsy .1!!

I am SO excited that tomorrow is FINALLY Friday!! I can barely stand it!! This week....& all the weeks past, have just drug on & on & on & on... :) Tomorrow, my friend Dina & I are leaving work early to go to the SCRAPBOOK Warehouse!! Heyyyy!! :)

Until then... xoxo

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Today was a pretty awesome day!!! Outside, the sun was shining!!! I LOVE that!!! Especially in NOVEMBA!!! I didn't lose a single lb today...and I'm NOT bummed!! :) I was like, that's fine...things are coming to hault (shortly) and I've done well...considering my few "crutches."

I made some YUMM-O meatloaf (sounds gross, but I truly make some bomb diggity meatloaf ya'll!!!) along with some green beans. Delish-e-oh-so!! HAHA.  I got some more Epsom Salt & Baking Soda (not powder!! lol) to take a Detox bath tonight! :) They're so relaxing & when you lose, it's even that much more exciting!!

Anyway...26.4 lbs is not bad in 6 weeks! I won't complain...& if I DO...remind me of this!! HAHA! I hope everyone is doing great & fabulous!!

ALSO...I just found this tonight (if you're interested in this diet) There is a lady named Tami who charges $25 per 2oz bottle!! A lot of the online places charge $50+ And who has that kind of money to spend on liquid diet? HAHA! I guess it's not terrible..But anyway... her email is daniels@gorge.net

Happy Hump Night!!! XOXO

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 37!!!

That detox bath suuuuure helped!! Even if I used baking powder, instead of baking soda!! HAHAHA!!!! I lost 1.5LBS this morning!!!!!!! I was exstatic!!!! That puts me at 26.4!!! No cheating this week!! No PB, nothhhhhing!! :) I can do it!!! Heyyyyyy!!!

That's all I'm writing today....I don't think anyone reads these anymore anyway, except you Ma! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

HaPpY MoNDaY!!!!!!

First off, I am in a LOVELY, Happy, Jolly MOOD!! BOOYAH!!  I don't know why, I just am!! Maybe it's because I FEEL great!!! I bought a new top yesterday & I just LOVE IT!!! My friend Danielle inspired me!! Thanks, girl!!! :)

I'm down another .4 and still UNDER my fabulous weight loss (the big bang one that I just lost...) Does that even make sense? Ya'll know I'm not an author...I just say it how I say it!! And I hope I make you laugh!! That's half the reason God put me on this Earth...to make YA'LL readin' my blog *L*A*U*G*H* !! Mmm Hmmm!! Heyyyyyyy!!!

For those of you who read my FB, you've probably already read what I'm about to post...but I could only post it in so many words...so here goes the fun rantin' n' ravin'!!!
My morning started off FABULOUSLY!!! I mean, seriously!! For a Monday, it was DA BOMB DOT COM!! I was driving my lovely self to work....the joy it brings!! I'm in the 2nd lane (to the carpool lane) and there's a Charger in the carpool... If you know me, you know I can't STAND Escalades...they think the OWN THE ROAD! And now, Chargers have made my list!! Go ahead, give yourselves a round of applause...I'll wait.... :) Okay! So the Charger gets out of the carpool lane (when it opens) and cuts me off...surprisingly I wasn't too ticked! LOL! I was like...go ahead dude....I hope you get pulled over....THEN...another Black Charger comes up behind him....I'm like you two are fabulous! Speed away!! :) I keep driving & down the road, I find...BOTH Chargers on the side of the road...the 2nd Charger was an undercover cop!!! BOOYAH!!!! He pulled him over!!! MADE MY DAY!! :)

Okay, so for lunch I brought the chicken cabbage soup that my Mom made (Mmm!) and an apple....I wasn't feel too great....took all my pills at lunch (because I have to eat with them..don't worry, just acne pill & vitamin) anyway...I feel like I'm gonna horf a turtle!! So I eat a few Saltines & I choke a few spoons of soup...I just couldn't eat.....I did eat my apple, I knew I had to have something... and here I am 7:14 typing away...when I should have eaten dinner. I will eat in just a few! Mom made Roast & Cauliflower!!! Can't wait to get my eat on!!

Have a FABULOUS night ya'll!!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009


WOO HOO!!!!! I got on the scale & was down .8!!!! YAY!! This is huge for me!! I am under a weight that I haven't been past in over a year!!!!!!! I really could cry!!! This is probably the BEST day, so far on this diet!!! At least on the scale!!!!

I hope everyone had a fun & safe Halloween!!! Tell me what you did & all the fun the kiddo's had!!! I'm such a kid at heart, it was one of the funnest Halloween's I've had!!  My mom made this delicious Spinach stuffed Chicken for dinner last night...Mmm! I made some "Witches Brew" for my Dad & Dawson... it was dry ice & some fruit punch! Dawson got a kick out of the fog!!! He and Dad had "brains" (aka chili) for dinner!! HAHA! I wasn't feeling too creative on making the brains & eyeballs that I made last year (spaghetti and meatballs) Especially since I couldn't eat it, so they ate chili, and I named it brains!! HAHA!! I'm so creative, huh!
Today, aside from cramps (sorry ya'll!) I am just going to be a lazy bum & relax!! That's what Sunday's are for!!! And we got an extra hour this morning!! Yippeee!!! The sun is shining, this couldn't be a more perfect first day of November!!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!!! XOXO

Saturday, October 31, 2009

*HaPpY HaLLoWeeN Ya'LL*

Happy Halloween everyone!!! This is my favorite holiday (next to Christmas, of course!) And it was a funnnn night!!!! I weighed myself this morning (after my detox bath last night) and lost .5!! Can I get a HALLELUJIAH!!? Amen!!! I am .3 away from a BIIIIIG (personal) loss for myself...so hopefully tomorrow is the day!!!

Dawson's bro & sis came by & we took pics of them....Dawson was a grim reaper, Kyan was a Lion, and Mylie was a lady bug!! Cuuuuute as ever!! I will post those pics later... I ended up going trick or treating with my nephew.  I was just going to pass out candy, but Dawson wanted me to go & I thought, this is exercise!! I will lose calories, what the heck!! I dressed up as a witch.... Scary face....cuuute from the chin down!! HAHA! A lot of my neighbors didn't know it was me!! LOL :) And good, because I did take candy from a few who offered! (Not that I'll be eating it for a few weeks...) Anyway...I lost my witches hat on the outing...Oh well. It was a lot of fun we went around our block, up the road & around by Layton.  There was a cute house with a mini Haunted House. That was a lot of fun too!!

Here are a few pics that were taken with my phone...you'll have to wait for the kiddo's pics for another day soon.... Until then, HAPPY HALLOWEEN & ENJOY THE PICS!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Another Day...

Man, my enthusiasm has just gone through the roof these days!!! (NOT!)  Lost .1 and was PIIIISSED :) I weighed once...weighed twice (the 2nd time it said I lost 1lb) so of course I weight two more times &  it's only .1  BOO HOO HOO!! I can't help but be mad at myself. I'm not as strict as I was...I follow protocol....but when I feel like I'm going ot burst (and want a big slice of pizza) I have a tiny spoon of PB instead. DUMB! But.....I won't lie!! And that isn't helping me move along....so I only have myself to blame.  I fully understand & take responsibility for that....  I want to be the girl I was on Day 1 or Day 7 :( Ugh!!

Two more weeks....actually 12 days....until maintenance....I can do it, but I can't eat PB every day & get to where I want :)

Anyway....enough about diets!!! I went to the most AWESOME Halloween Open House with my Mom!!! It was a co-worker of hers...he lives in Kaysville and his house was completely DECKED OUT!!! Let me load a few pics.... :) Brb :)  BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hey there!!! Today I gained (again) .1  Ughh...it's frustrating, but it's my fault.  I know I'm not following protocol exactly & it disappoints me.  I was doing so good for so long. I only have 2 more weeks of this...I can do it!! I just need to put my head on straight!!!

I reeeeally reeeeally need to try harder!! This week I can't give myself ANY credit..BOO!! I'm sorry...trying not to be negative...but this is HARD!! I want to cry...but I won't.

The End.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HuMp DaY

SO...eating all that chicken was not a good idea.... the scale moved up .3 
I was almost to my BIG hump!! That's okay....I'll keep trying this week!! I know I can do it! :)

My Mama & I (mostly her) made this yummy chicken & cabbage soup...like I mentioned in the other post...I took it for lunch today. Can you say scrumptious??? It was delishush!  I could eat it frequently...on a regular diet!! I love how soup warms your soul (cheesey but true) and feels you up!! I'll be eating me soup a lot more often! Mmm Mmm goood!!

Work was slow today, therefore I thought about food...A LOT!! Grrr :) Food I want to eat & can't have..I was making myself hungry. Gosh darnit! :)

Not much else to say except....boy I am NOT ready for the winter!! This cold stuff, is not my friend!! :) Hope ya'll have a fabulous night!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hey hey heyyyy!! Tonight my Mom made the most delicious meal!!! I hold it up there with the sketti!! Maybe even better!! LOL!! We had chicken & made a cabbage soup recipe, that was on our protocol!! SO tasty!! I ate chicken as I went (tearing it so it would be piece-y) so I probably got all of my protein there....we left the house to run some errands & came back & I had a taste of the soup....D*I*V*I*N*E* so, so good!! I'll post the recipe later....

I finally lost another lb this morning...up to 23.5 lbs and 20.5 inches in 30 days (I think?) YAY!! I'm not sure if I told ya'll or not, but I may be doing an extra week or two of this....just because my calculations may have been off & I have more to lose anyway, why not do it now? :) Anyway I hope ya'll are fabulous!!!

Til hump day!! XOXO

Monday, October 26, 2009

A few pix

Okay...so some of you have requested  "before" & "after/during" pics... The before pic is only a few months old...I thought I had taken an "internet worthy" before photo...but, I was wrong. Sorry folks, no undies & bra photo's for you!!! *barf on a bullfrog!*

BEFORE (in Vegas...July 2009)

DURING : Starting of Week 5

I'm not sure if you can even tell a difference. But here you go!!! I hope you likey!!! :) XOXO

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Final HCG week!!

This next week is the last (for now) week of the nasty alcohol-tasting Hcg drops!! I am SO excited!!! A little nervous too, but excited nonetheless!! I am looking forward to adding some variety to my diet!!!

Today was a lovely day! I woke up early & just relaxed.... my good friend Ash came to do my sister's & my nails.  My sister got a pretty purplish color & I got mine black with pumpkins on my thumb nails (inside the acrylic..made with acrylic) and then candy corn on both ring fingers...DARLING!! I <3 them!!!  She is a great nail artist!! She will do anything!!! You know, when you go to a nail salon & some of the girls just won't do the "fun" stuff...it's like....borrrring! But Ash does it all!! :)

This past week was Cory's 20 month mark!!! He has 4 month's left on his mission, until my parents go to pick him up!! Do you know how thrilled I am to see my little (big) brother again!? S*T*O*K*E*D!!!

Anyway, another weekend has come & gone....bah-humbug :) Back to the grind...
Have a fabulous Monday & week ya'll!!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ghetto! Really!

Posting an early blog, just in case I don't get home early enough tonight....
Lost .5 this morning...YAY!! Hallelujah! I'd be happy with 2lbs, but .5 will do. LOL!

Went to Gardner Village with my family. Including my nephew's baby brother & sister. It would have been more fun, but it started raining shortly after we got there & fussy kids don't make for the best time :) Oh well...it was still fun....

We made a trip to Winco....it's a new grocery store in West Jordan.  They have one in West Valley as well..ran into a little drama. I should just keep my mouth shut, but the tinsy bit of hood in me came out... Don't hate me.  We were trying to find a parking spot....there were two cars in front of us, the one car directly in front of us cut the car off in front of THEM and took a spot. We were all in the car like: HOW RUDE....except me....my blood was boiling...I couldn't believe how rude that was...I got OUT of the car (Yes, I'm NOT proud of it...just being honest...) and I said to the man what a jerk he was and walked back in the car. Little did any of us know, they were WITH the car in front of them....okay okay, our bad....but we didn't know that until after I said: Do you kiss your daughter with that mouth? Umm yeah.... Where it came from, I don't know...normally I wouldn't have such rage....but man I was upset...

We find a spot & EVERYONE in our car, but Dad & I did NOT want to go in....we're like we're going in....so we did...the guy is running his mouth & I said We can hear you (What am I thinking??? Sheeeesh Stephanie, get a hold of yourself!) and he starts at it again...he is getting in my Dad's face...his wife tells us to just back off (she said that because he can't control himself) and the other lady took the KIDS away...yes, the KIDS.  She said let's go, your dad doesn't know how to act in front of children. I was like, apparently not. So my Dad is trying to APOLOGIZE to the guy....the guy said if we had minded our own business, this wouldn't have happened....so I said you're right, but if it were the other way around (I was playful at this point and he was smiling too) you would have done the same thing...His wife pipes up.....just running her mouth....I'm like wow. I said He is just apologizing...she said It's over & done with just drop it!! I told her to chill and maybe said a choice word.....and walked off..she got all upset & said Now is that any way to talk?? (I should have just not said anything in the first place, I DO realize this....) So I said I don't have children standing by me like YOU do....that was it....so I walk into the store & wait for my Dad (he is still making peace with the guy) I could NOT believe myself, first off...and the way the girl overreacted about the situation.   GHETTO!!! 

I realize that I was in the wrong too....I  just can't believe the girl would not accept my Dad's apology....I have NEVER been in a fight & I am USUALLY the peacemaker... So yeah. Now that I've completely embarrassed myself.... I'll cover myself in sugar... err leaves :) haha


Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 27 ? I think!

Today was a pretty good day....It was FRIDAY!! Thank heavens!! Work has been slow! :) I got a regular salad from Chili's (for lunch) & asked for NO cheese & NO croutons...I forgot to say no carrots, but that's because I forget they were on there. But I used a TINSY bit of ranch...like not even a tablespoon.  And I bought some chicken at the store that had zero sugars & carbs.  It was a pretty good meal! :) I had an orange to go with it :)

Dinner...not so much...had some personal issues and decided to make eggs as my protein....didn't end up eating them (back to the personal issue) and I'll save them for tomorrow... I AM hungry though!!! I went & saw the movie Saw VI....yeah I know, sick & twisted...but for some reason...I like them! Anyway, it was good! Gory, but good.  The whole time I'm thinking about food though!! AHHHH! lol. One day....I won't worry about what ANYONE says..... & eat WHAT I want, WHEN I want..... If I choose to eat healthy, that's my choice...if I choose to eat a fat slice of pizza....again, MY choice :) For now....I choose the 500 calories...I only have a week to go and I CAN & I WILL DO IT!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moving along!

Hey ya'll!! The past two days and have been really small losses... today was -.2 which is better than nothing!! :) I can't complain! I am -21.9 lbs lost!!! WOO HOO!! :)

Tonight my sister made chili (protocol chili) and it was pretty good...I think my taste buds are acting weird since this whole "not eating a lot" and some seasonings I'm not too fond of...so the chili was good!! But halfway through, I just couldn't eat anymore...maybe it was the spicy part of it.  But THANK YOU SIS for making a great Hcg meal for us!!!!

I drank a TON of water today!! I am happy!! Haha!! I probably drank the amount we're supposed to!! Yee HAW!! I am a really boring blogger these past few days...sorry!! Let's hope the weekend brings exciting stories to share!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Another short blog.... I felt GREAT today!! It was a good day!! Didn't feel too hungry at all. I do dream about what I can eat soon, though! HAHA!!! I only lost .1 this morning, but I still feel great!! In about 2 lbs I will be at a weight I have not been in a long time & I cannot WAAAAAAIT!!! I hope it happens soon!!!

My Mom got me some Bare Essentials (early Christmas) to help my acne....when I bought the package a few weeks ago, it didn't come with the "bisque" and so my Mom secretly ordered it for me. It came today!! I was so excited!! It's NOT cheap stuff, but very worth it!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seriously!? Wow, Thank you!

Today, for the 1st time since I've started this "diet" someone, told asked me: "Have you been losing weight??" (I haven't told people at work...so she didn't know) It made my entire day!!! I can see little changes in myself and so has my Mom and other friends, but this was someone who was completely oblivious to the fact that I was TRYING to lose weight!!! I was thrilled!! Even if I gain a lb tomorrow, I will remember today...because SHE made me smile!!!

I did lose 1.2 this morning on the scale, I can't "bravo" too much though, I didn't really eat much yesterday....I felt like poo on a porchstep!

I felt REALLY amazing today!! Emotionally & physically AMAZING!! It was just a good day, the above comment, was just a plus to my wonderful day!! I love feeling this way. It makes me feel like I can take on the World!! I may never be Barbie, nor do I want to be, but if I feel good INSIDE about myself, I think I can do anything!!!


Monday, October 19, 2009

a few websites *for me*



4th Week FeVeR FeVeR (no lie)

I went home early today (from work) because I have a fever...and boy is it NOT FUN :( I'm not going to lie....I had a tinsy spoon of PB when I got home (after nothing all day) and I know I'm only cheating myself...so I'm going to let you know I AM NOT PERFECT :)

I did however, lose .9 this morning and MET MY 2nd GOAL!!!! 20.4 lbs!!!! I am very thrilled, although I don't feel my best!!! It's an amazing feeling & I know when I'm "done" I will make better food choices for myself...I even weighed myself this afternoon when I got home for work to see where I was at...it's silly but I'm ADDICTED to weighing in!! HAHA

Honestly, (I know I've said this before) but the few things that get me through this, are  my family & friends support, blogging & knowing I can eat somewhat normal (healthy normal) again....I don't know if anyone in their right mind could do this FOREVER.... :) I'm not trying to be negative, I'm just saying...it's tough! :)  I like variety in my food...and it feels like we try to vary what eat, but not a huuuge list of variations :) When we can add more choices, it will definitely be better!!! I'm still very happy I chose to do this & I'm SO glad people read this & I hope it helps in whatever way it can to those of you!!

Thanks again, for all your love & support

Sunday, October 18, 2009


3 weeks is here!!!! MY LANTA!!! :) It's been a hard road...(still 6 to go...) but I feel like I have accomplished a LOT in these 3 weeks!! And boy, does it feel GREAT!!!  I lost another
1 lb today!! 19.5 lbs total!! I'm hoping I'm at least down .5 tomorrow, so I can be at my 2nd goal--- 20 lbs!! Hip hip hoooray!!!

How was everyone's weekend?? Mine was pretty good!! I'm not looking forward to the week though!! LOL :)



Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hauntalicious Spooktacular!!

I lost another 1.4!!!! WOOO!!! My grand total is 18.5 in 19 days!! (I think it's been 19...3 weeks on Monday so yeah) Not eating late is getting easier...but I still do have cravings like I'm a pregnant lady ready to pop!!! :) I want Pizza! I want Chocolate!! I want PB!! But...I want to lose weight & inches more than I want those foods....SO THERE!!! Eat that, weight!!! :0)

I am eating a piece of steak & fresh green beans as we speak!! Mmm Mmm good!! Today I was a bit hungry...but I went to bed late & woke up (late lol) so I didn't take my morning drops...it's okay!! I WILL SURVIVE!!! :)

I am on my way to a spooky fun night of Haunted Houses!!! Well...one Haunted House!!! I can't waiiiiiit!! Please pray for me....you never know the last time those Ghosts & Goblins ate a decent meal....Maybe I'll bring some pepper spray...just to be safe!! Brenna's bringing the garlic!!! Ahhh! I bet we'll attract lots of boys with our stenchy accessories!! :)



Yeah. That's my title. Just because :) I lost 1.4!!!!! I did not eat dinner last night though, it just got too late & so I didn't eat...probably part of my loss, but heck!! I'll take it!!

Today was good...work went slow though :) I had plans with friends tonight...met up with my cute friend Sandra & went to Subway. I was SO good!! I ordered a salad (and I don't eat just a salad for dinner lol) with grilled chicken...it wasn't too bad. Not my favorite as far as flavor goes...but hey! It did the trick :) We then went to see GI Joe...that wasn't as good as I was hoping, considering the only reason I went was for Channing Tatum. Ooh la la!! I want to kiss those sexy lips!! :) *moving on* Drank my water through the movie....

After that we met up with our cute friend Brenna to go to Wise Guys.  Vincent Lords is there all month....it was supposed to be a Haunted Hypnosis. Not sure where the Haunted part was, but I.....um......went up!!! Yeah, shy old me *I'm sure you're all rolling on the floor laughing that I call myself shy* HAHAHA!!! I'm very NOT shy!!!! :) Anyway....I was really nervous to go up AND cold!!!! So....I got hypnotized!!! Halfway through I walked off the stage, because I wasn't feeling I was that hypnotized...but the first part was lots of fun!! :) Glad I was able to experience that...it left me wayyyy relaxed, I'm excited for bed (it's 1:09 am and the only reason I'm still up is bc I promised to write DAILY...so someone better dang darn be reading & posting comments!! lol) I bet I will get some good Zzzzz's tonight :)

I peed on my ketone stick tonight...(i know you wanted to know that) and it was the DARKEST marroon it's been...one away from the VERY darkest you can get (which is GOOD!) So I think the scale will be joyful tomorrow!! CAN'T WAIT!!!! What a fun game this is!! LOL :) Aren't I silly?? Anyway...my bed is calling...my eyes are falling...twinkle twinkle TINKLE TINKLE :) HAHAH!!!

XOXO Peace in da middle east XOXO

Thursday, October 15, 2009


SO.....another day....and I gained :( .4.  There must have been dag gone butta on that broccoli!!! :) It's okay...I'm just going to "fuhgettaboutit" and move on :) I've been "testing" my pee on this Ketone stick every day....Yes, I use a NEW one each day...lol. The darker the color, the more fat you're burning!!! Mine has been burning lots, so I hope to REAP a reward on the scale soon!! I know that that scale isn't everything, so I make sure to stay positive.

Today I was a little hungry...but I'm feeling pretty great.  I am going to guzzle my water & DRINK like a champ all night long!!! Another fun part of my day....I got to pick up my STAMPIN UP stuff!!! I am in a fun stamp group, we meet once a month on Monday's & make FUN, CUTE cards!!! It's in Draper, but really really fun.  She is doing a start up one starting in January...is anyone interested? The downfall is driving to Draper once a month....let me know!!! I'm getting all crafty on ya!! :) I have been LOVING reading stuff to do for holidays! Like little gifts to give away...they're fun!!!

And what's up with this weather?? Is it summer again or is it fall?? LOL I will never understand mother nature (in Utah) she is definitely a trickster!! :) Speaking of tricksters!! TRICK OR TREAT is coming quickly!!! I can't wait!!! I'm sure you haven't noticed how much I stinkin heart this holiday!! I wish I could work from home....so I could bake all day & be crafty!! Yes!! That's the perfect job!! Working at home baking & making cute stuff!! I'll letcha know how that turns out *coming back to reality*

Anyway!! That is enough for now!! Ciao Bella!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thriller....Fun filled Date & Bday Oh mY!!

Mom & I had a fun date tonight!! She came to my work & we were off to Whole Foods to find something hcg-worthy.  No luck...so we decided to go to Ruby River! Yum!  We shared a steak & she had a lettuce wedge & I had broccoli. NO CHEATING! :) I just hope & pray that there was NO butter on my broccoli.  After dinner we were off!!! To see...... Thriller!!!  It was done by Odyssey Dance Theater, at Kingsbury Hall by the U.  Great show!!! So much fun! :) Thanks Mom, for being my date!!

I got on the scale this morning & was a titch nervous...since I had gained the night before *for whatever reason* & eating at Bev's last night...just made me nervous. I didn't cheat, but we didn't have a scale to weigh the chicken either...but I got on the scale & to my surprise...... down 1.1lbs!!! I couldn't believe it!! I checked it 3 times just to be sure!!! :) Yayyy! I was a happy camper :)

Chicken at Bev's = happiness on the scale!! LOL

*A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DANIELLE, MY GOOD FRIEND!!* I hope you had an abSOULutely wonderful day!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Not in Kansas Anymore!

Maaaaaaaaaaaan!! What a windy night it's been!!! Today was a long day.... :) Work is slow, which kind of makes the day drag :) HAHA! I gained .4 today...not sure why!? I'm not upset, kind of curious though..so I'm going to try REEEEEEEEEEEAL hard to drink my water....I do not know why it's so hard for me lol....

I went & visited a cute friend of mine tonight after work..Bev.  I worked with her at Ross & she's an adorable seventy-something lady!! I just love her!! She has a heart of gold!!! She lost her husband in May & I hadn't heard about it until after...and I'm HORRIBLE at calling people, until yesterday.  I was thinking about her, so I picked up the phone & called. Asked if I could come visit tomorrow (today) and so I did!! We talked & talked :) Finally 7 came & went...(I had told her I needed to leave by then to fix dinner...) she ended up making ME dinner!! And it was on plan!! We had chicken & the best gosh darn frozen asparagus you could ever ask for!!! :) Thank you sweet Bev for a wonderful night!!! I'm so glad I know you & you made my night brighter.... XOXO

I drank water tonight, like it was the last thing I'd ever get to drink!!! Hopefully someone notices that!! If I gain on the scale tomorrow...I'm doing an apple day on Thursday :) I can't be stuck at 15 lbs forever!! :) LOL

Love & kisses :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sketti?? I've never had this kind before :)

OH MY FLIPPIN' HEAVENS!!! What a fabulous day!!! I only lost .2, but SHOOT! That's better than gaining!!!! :) My mother made the most DELIGHTFUL, most DELICIOUS meal tonight!!!! SPAGHETTI!!!!! Instead of noodles we had steamed cabbage...cut up & it FELT LIKE EATING NOODLES!! I'm not even lying here folks!! It was truly a delightful dish!! I would eat this OFF the "diet!!!" :)  She made the sauce (from scratch) over the weekend...we have the book with all the recipes...and she put it in the fridge, so we could eat it this week. She had hers with just the sauce & cabbage, but I put the low fat ground beef (100 grams) we're allowed to have....I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it!! Heaven I'm TELLING YOU!! :)

Okay...enough with the caps :) How was everyone's weekend?? Anything spooky-fun going on? I just love this month!! I grow younger as the years go on!! I wish (for a moment) I weren't on HCG so I could bake! bake! bake! All the fun things for this month...but I'll be patient & wait :) I'll cook them for Christmas. LOL! :)

Thanks for all your positive influences!! It's helped me!! And thank you for letting me blog about my weight everyday...I know it probably gets old to hear it every day...but this blog is one (more) thing that keeps me on this diet. I have set myself up to write in this EVERY DAY and that means I can't write about cheating....(well big cheats) so it keeps me on track!! For that, THANK YOU!!!! XOXO

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Not giving up :) Day 12

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take"  ~Wayne Gretzky

I got that inspiration on my phone this morning & wanted to share it. SO very true!! If you don't TRY.....you can't WIN! :)

"The best angle to approach life's challenges is always the TRY-ANGLE" :)  I got that from a funnies section a few years ago :)

Today is great!! I am down 15.2 now!!!! I met my first goal this morning!! And I rewarded myself last night *like I mentioned* with my first Bare Minerals Starter Kit!! It was a splurge, but I deserve it!!!

Every day is a new beginning, and one day closer to my final goal!! I feel like I'm on top of the World!!! I'm still me...I don't think I'm better than anyone else, but I FEEL better about MYSELF. And to me, that's all that matters!! That's the only thing that is important. Feeling good about ME. :) And.....I have a right to be a little selfish at this point :) So I will! :) HAHA!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So here I am...another Saturday!! I made it & this time I didn't cry! :) I'm down another 1.5, for a total of 14.4 lbs and 12 something inches!!! How exciting!!! It seems like I've been on this diet forever....missing all the things I once could have, at the same time I've lost so much, in such a little amount of time!! MAKES THIS GIRL HAPPPPPPPY! :)

Nothing exciting to write today...thought a lot about peanut butter *my fave* and sweets, but didn't eat them.....sometimes the smell is just as good as the taste *NOT lol*

I did pamper myself a bit today & bought some Bare Essentials make up!! A little treat for myself...my Mom has been wearing their make up for 6 years & swears on it ..... :) So we went to the mall & we bought some for ourselves! :) That was a nice treat.  One thing I can't stand now at the malls...those dang darn people & their "sea shit" DONT BUG ME WITH YOUR LOTIONS & POTIONS! I said "no" once, do NOT ask me another question :) HAHAH!! Those people are SO annoying!!! And then you KNOW they're thinking in their heads....."These damn Americans are SO cheap!" HA! Well here's to you!! *CHEERS*

The End...

10 days down

I'm going to make this one short & sweet....It's 2am & I need my "beauty sleep" LOL!! I did pretty well today!! Woke up...it's FRIDAY!!! SO glad about that!!! I lost .9!!!! WOOO WOOO! I rally up my total (here) every day...sorry! It helps me :) 12.9!!! I am HOPING to be -15lbs by Monday morning!! If I acheive this goal, I will be happy!! If not, I will STILL be happy!! :) Shoot!! My bed is calling my name...nothing super to tell today!! It was a great day & I am proud to say I'm one day closer!! BOO-YA!!!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ninth Inning Ya'll!!

Here I am, another day, another dolla!! Oh....scratch that!! Just another day! :) And I'll take another day for all it's worth!!! :)

So I'm going to confess a BIG confession....certainly that's why I named this blog, what I did! Right?? RIGHT!! :) I did so well last night with dinner & everything.....I was even "coaching" a few girls, telling them YOU CAN DO THIS! Don't beat yourself up!! Tomorrow is another day! I had been on the computer (bored) and I ate 8 doritos..... Dag gone!! I was like man Stephanie, what are you doing..and I ate those babies and it felt like the worst sin I've ever commited!! And the scale proved it!! HA HA!!!! I gained .7 back!! My own fault & I can't sweat it...I'm only human & we all make mistakes. I jut need to remember....every step is another step forward....this "not eating doritos, cheetos, cake, potatoes, bread" won't last forever....I eventually will be able to enjoy those things in moderation. For now, I need to FOCUS on the prize at hand!! *(Me being 20+ lbs smaller!!) Who would complain?? Definitely, not ME!!Anyway a HUGE load has been lifted off my chest, confessing this "sin" lol...I am happy I did & tomorrow will bet as great as today was (even though the scale wasn't happy)

"The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line"
Keep on keepin on!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day ~8~ Feeling Great!!

I say this every day, but I am SO happy!!! I feel GREAT!! I can't believe what each day brings. No crazy cravings!! Of course I look forward to the yummies I can have once in a while, but I'm not dying!! HAHA!!

I woke up (like I do every day...imagine that!) and weighed myself....I had to step off the scale (like I do every day) and weigh again...I lost 2.5 lbs!!! For a total of 12.7!!! I was in disbelief!! How could this be?? I did not eat my fruit, or vegetable last night...so I was scared I may not lose much at all. I can't make that a habit, of course but it was a great feeling this morning!!

The whole day was pretty awesome!! Woke up, had energy!! Felt great!! I'm still having  hard time drinking so much water & I'm sure I'm not drinking enough, but will keep at it. I love writing here & knowing that people are reading...because I want other people to feel great about themselves!! I am not a "diet" person, but this isn't really a diet...it's a way to change your metabolism & how you eat...calories in---calories out (when it's all said and done)  I have TWO great things to look forward to (that keeping me going) 1~My brother comes home in February, after 2 years!!! It will be so great to see him & (hopefully) be a skinny Steph!!! 2~Family vacay in March to Florida!!! WOOO HOO (Thank you Cat for letting us buy your time share) So hopefully those two things keep me ON TRACK & ROARING!! If this is how thin feels, I don't want to go back!! :)

I couldn't imagine living off 500 calories forever, of course, but to jump start things it's been AMAZING!!  I can already imagine myself being at my goal. My goal is 50 lbs total..and if I choose to do HCG again, I will do another round in January!!

Hope your day was as amazing as mine!! XOXO

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DAY 7~ I Made It!!

Here I am folks!!! 7 days!!! ONE week in!!! Today has  been a FABULOUS day!! Absolutely great!!! I don't have a thing to complain about...I've felt pretty great all day long!! I was a teensie bit hungry this morning, but drank my water every time I thought I was "hungry" and I was fine until lunch!! :)

I have so many people (Mom, Candice, & friends) who are SO supportive & it's so wonderful!! I love the encouraging words!! Words of wisdom!! HAHA :)

Oh! I dropped .8 lbs ...so I'm over my 10 lb mark!! 10.2 to be exact!! I know it's not ALL about how much I lose....but losing is GREAT!!! It keeps me motivated!! Inches, or pounds!!! I'm all for it!!! Now if my mountains (boobies) would disappear a bit I'd be SO happy!!! Ahh! No surgery required!! LMBO!! (laugh my butt off)

I would NEVER have guessed I would make it a whole week on this thing...let's be honest people!!! Either we REEEEEEEEEEALLY want to lose weight & be healthy, or we're INSANE!! And honey's....I'm not insane!! LOL!! So....I'm going to keep on keepin' on!! Til I feel so great I can do it on my own~ of course I will finish the 5 weeks + 3 weeks maintenance...which leaves 7 more weeks :) WOO HOO!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stupendous Stamper!!~ Day 6

Hey ya'll!! Tonight was "stampin up" night!!! I am in a Stamp Group and we get together once a month, on Monday's.  It was great fun!! Tonight was MY "hostess month" and I brought no bake cookies to share...didn't eat any there of course!!! :) Pretty proud of that... It was a fun night though!! Made a few fun cards & hung out!! Got my mind out of the "food gutter" :)

I weighed in this morning...only .1 That is NOT going to stop me!! :) It's all about how I feel inside, right? I eventually will continue to lose...I think not drinking all the water I'm supposed to has a lot to do with my loss...so I'm doing better..plus it was my TOM :) Lucky me!!!

I feel pretty good tonight, I feel satisfied. I made a small steak when I got home, it was 9p, but I was pretty hungry & didn't want to go to bed dreaming about food & then be hungry in thr morning.  It's hard to go to bed hungry when you know in your mind that you can't eat again until lunch the next day...but every day is a new day!! A challenge sometimes, but still I wake up & think to myself TODAY WILL BE GREAT!! And usually... *laughs at myself* it is! :) Like I've said many times before, I am not perfect, nor claim to be...but happiness & optimism are two things I DO want out of this FABU-LOSS journey (thanks Brenna for the fabuloss!)  Even though I think about food a LOT... (probably because I can't have what I'm usually craving) it puts things into perspective...everything shouldn't be revolved around what I can or cannot eat. I try & keep my mind occupied (with this Blog for instance!) It has helped a lot!!

I hope the Monday blues didn't keep anyone away!! I hope you had a great day & I can't wait to write you tomorrow!!! Ta-ta for now!! XOXO

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday ~ Day 5

Better than yesterday, that's fo SHO!!! :) I weighed in and only down .4, that's OKAY!!! Mom and I did our measurements (just to see) and I'm down 8 inches all over!!! That made up for the weight part!! How exciting!!!

Today I was trying to just get through the day, no breakdowns!! :) I drank most of my water (still have 2 hours until beddy bye time) and I'm happy about that!! Two things that are really important on this diet are 1-Getting 8 hours of sleep....people say they notice a difference in their weight if they don't sleep 8 hours. 2- WATER! WATER! WATER! It feels you up & it's GREAT for you!! So I'm going to do those two things for sure from here on out!

I really wish the weekends would last longer....sometimes they just fly by way too fast!! :) I went to Bunko on Friday & Saturday I basically was a lazy bum for most of the day as well as today...but that's my favorite part of Sundays!! BUMDAYS!! :) I couldn't believe all the wind & rain I heard last night...it was kind of cool!! I normally don't like rain, but we definitely could use some!!! :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend & hopefully I'll have something amazing to say tomorrow, today's blog is kind of blah :) SORRIES!! Thank you for reading anyway!!


Saturday, October 3, 2009


Hello there!! The sun isn't out, but it definitely IS Fall!! It's nice, because it's not too cold (during the day) but it sure did come fast!! Utah weather!! :)

Today has been a good day so far!! I woke up, I didn't have as big a migraine as the past 4 days, so that was good!!! I got my much needed windshield replaced...for FREE! And to top it off....I weighed in and I am now down 9lbs!! WAYYYYYY worth the NOT eating of the delicious tasty treats last night!!! I would have really cried on the scale if I had. I don't want any regrets. :)

I will tell you that I did something naughty today, at first I was beating myself up, but then I thought...it wasn't THAT bad & I can move on!! I took my drops this morning, by 11ish I was STARVING!! And I mean SO hungry that I wanted to just find the first thing & eat it!!! But...I chose to get the crackers we're aloud to have (2 mind you) and here is where the naughty part comes....I'm like these need a little something...so...I put a ONE piece of *bowing head in shame* processed cheese and split it between the two crackers. It DID satisfy my hunger until lunch, but I was like...why am I doing this? After it was said and done...I was over it. I'm going to make mistakes, I am NOT perfect! And going from the however many thousands of calories I was eating before to 500 a DAYYYY....I'm doing pretty dang good!!! So what, if I ate the piece of cheese?? I did good at lunch & will not beat myself up over it :)

I am feeling full right now and it's 3pm...I ate at about 1:45....so this is okay :) This process is just taking some getting used to. It's hard, I won't lie....it is one of the hardest things I've had to do!! I'm sure you all know what it feels like to want something you can't have....times that by 10!! :) But like I say!!
NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS!!!! And I know I will be SO happy I did this & feel so proud!! So I'm treading forward!! :)


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Walt Emerson

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Religious Leader, 1910-2008, LDS President

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tempting Friday!!

Let me just begin by saying....THIS IS HARD!!!! :) I honestly can't picture someone actually liking eating like this! LOL Lost another few lbs...which brings my total (this morning) to -6.5 lbs!!!!  Knowing I've done that makes this all worth while... let me tell you what my temptations were tonight!!! I went to play Bunko for my Mom....and it's October...it's chilly outside...so of course they're going to have YUMMY, SAVORY food at Bunko!!! Soup, breadsticks, chocolate brownies, eclairs that looked like pumpkins, seriously!!! I looked at ate with my eyes :) And boyyyyyy do I feel proud!!!! I am SO happy!!!! I didn't sneak a bite of anything!!! I brought a bottle of water and I kept it in my hands like a baby. At the tables at Bunko they have treats....I LOVE TREATS!!!! I didn't touch a thing!!! That is serious will power!! I'm not even trying to say I'm the bomb dot com.....(okay maybe a teeeeeeeeeensie bit) but really, can you blame me????? That was my hardest thing so far!!! I think it will get easier as time goes by, but I just don't ever want to lose my self control. I have never, in my entire life been so dedicated to losing weight. I did do WW at the beginning of the year for 3 months...but it was not my best work. I lost, but I cheated too. So this time is really proving to shine for me. I just hope the scale rewards me (even a teensie bit) tomorrow morning!!

**Stepping off my pedestal now**

I want to say a thank you to ALL of my family & friends who have been SO supportive!! I truly have appreciated it & needed it!!! Love you all!! xoxo

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day dos!! Down 4.2!!!

Hey!! Today was a fabulous day!!! It started great on the scale...down.... 4.2 lbs!!!! I probably haven't told you all, but MY goal is to lose 50 lbs....I'm sure it won't happen in one cycle (meaning I will do another round of this, if things continue great!) Every day is a new day  & any OUNCE I lose is happiness I GAIN!! No shame in my game!! :)

There are a few negatives, that I've been experiencing....and I'm sure a few of you have heard my complaining (I'm sorry!) I've woken up with a headache every single day this week...I'm not fully sure it's from the hcg....I think it is a mix of NO caffeine & my dang darn jaw!! I get all of the lovely "genetic type thingies" from my dad!! Lucky me!! Why couldn't I have his side of the families body frame!? Because God put me here to write this blog & be happy with who I am!! And darn dungit!! I'm gonna do it!! So the jaw thing...I have some TMJ....the left side of my jaw cracks & you can totally see it come out when I chew...hard to explain, but it AIN'T pretty!! :) HAHAH! Thus, the headaches...I think I also grind my teeth at night....so headaches and teeth (not sure it's really my teeth, just the nerves from the jaw--so my FABULOUS dentist tells me--truly I love him!) and not being able to eat very much, don't bring the best in me. So even though today was fabulous on the scale, I wasn't my sweet self (and don't any of you laugh about the sweet comment LOL--okay...you can!) but tomorrow is a new day....I did visit my favorite Dr (the dentist) this week & got fitted for a mouth piece...which should arrive in a few weeks, along with the pretty penny I'm paying for it...cross your fingers it gets here sooner!!!

Anyway!! Again I want to thank all of you for you support & love on this journey of mine. I apologize now if I'm ever a B*word to you...I'm eating like nothing, so SORRY!! :) haha!! I <3 this!! I really truly do & I will be better, physically, mentally & emotionally when this is complete!!! :) I cannot wait!! And If I look how I picture myself looking, I WILL post a really GREAT pic!! HAHAH!! This is an AWESOME diet and no matter how hungry I may get, I know that in the end (and with a lot of patience & "sticking to it") I will be SO much happier with myself & it will be an amazing experience!!!

Okay...so *sorry if this blog is jacked up....it's late & i'm tired...but promised I would write daily, so this is what i've got :) thank you *

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I can't eat that....Day 1 of 500 Cal's

SO...today is my FIRST HCG + 500 Calorie day!!! I'm almost to my full day!! I know to some, it may sound silly (to be praising myself for one day of 500 cals), but I LOVE eating!! It's my 2nd favorite thing to do alongside traveling!! They go hand in hand!!! :)

I have felt a bit hungry today, but I heard that is common.  I am thinking it may be me thinking too much about not being able to eat. I didn't realize how much I liked food, until "I can't eat that" I hate to pat myself on the back too soon, but today I was presented with a few temptations....at work, someone brought in muffins. If they had been blueberry muffins, it would've been harder for me to walk past them.  They were apple crumb....that made it easier :) I looked at them & thought to myself, "of course...the first day and treats!!" For all of you who don't know me so well, I LOVE anything with sugar in it!!! lol. But I didn't look at them twice & went on with my day...I ate my lunch and I enjoyed it!! I savored every bite & it was delicious. I had chicken, a tomato, a grissini (a tinsy breadstick, very thin...) and an orange! Yum!! I could eat that every day, it's the portion I have to get used to. My 2nd temptation was at home, I am starving today...really hungry! Like I said, it could just be in my head.  But I come home to open the fridge & see the leftover cheesecake...and I said NO WAY am I going to ruin my day by eating a piece. That would be ridiculous! So I shut the fridge & here I am typing..  HAPPILY :)

I LOVE inspirational quotes!!!! SO ...here are two to end this post...

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

~ Henry David Thoreau

"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."

~ David Guy Powers

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 2~ Still "Loading"

Today is my last "indulgence" day!! Scarrrry!! But also fun & exciting!!! I really haven't been indulging too much, I'm sure I can make up for yesterday with a few calories today :) Today my jaw has been hurting (not due to the hcg of course) and has set back my optimism a level or two, but I will be on track and ready to roll (Literally! losing the rolls lol) tomorrow!!! Thank you for all the support I've been getting by you guys!! I truly will need you during this process and I know I can count on you!!

Let me just tell you...the HCG...well...whoever told me it was flavor-less was lying!! Jk Connie!!!! lol. It smells and tastes like VODKA!!!! (Not that I would know lol) But...after the burn under my tongue goes away, I am back to normal!! Okay I'm exagerating just a titch..but it truly is not tasteless!! :) That's okay, if it helps me achieve my goals...bring on the BURN!!!  Burn baby burn!! :)

I feel like I may need some fabulous quotes to get me along, thank you Sherra for sharing the one yesterday!! That was great!!! If anyone has any that they would be willing to share on a weekly basis (I'm sure daily would be asking too much & I should be dealing out the quotes here!) that would rock my boat!!! I will share some too as I find them!! And they don't even need to be about dieting.....this can just be a fun thing to share with friends & family!! Who doesn't love positivity & optimism!?! I'm pretty sure I couldn't name a single person.

I plan on finishing my day with a a nice piece of pumpkin cheesecake (leftovers from my traditional bday dessert) & something very delightful for dinner!!! Ahhh... I CAN do this!! :) Until next time....keep on curvin :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Think Thin ~ Day 1

Hello there!! I've decided to start a "diet diaries" blog.... I am going to try really, really hard at writing religiously!! I am at a point in my life where the lbs just keeping making their way onto the scale & it screams at me!! I don't do "diets" but it's time.

I'm sure many of you have heard about HCG...well that's the one I'm doing!! There are shots & drops, I am doing the drops. They are much cheaper & I've heard they have the same effect. For those of you who have not heard about this diet, it is a 500 calorie diet. Yes, I know what you're thinking! (Is this girl crazy?!) I will let you know at the end of this journey :) I am thinking very positively & know in my heart I will be much happier when this is completed.

Day 1 is also a "gorge" day...meaning, you take the drops (I am doing 15 drops, 3x a day) 30 minutes before I eat. So, today & tomorrow I will take the drops & eat regular food. The protocal says to eat more fattening foods, because you won't be getting much fat at all on this diet. A week before this whole thing, I did a "cleanse" to get all toxins out of my system and kind of start fresh! :) It was nice, I've never done one before & I recommend it to anyone. The one I used is called 10 day cleanse. My Mom actually told me about it. She and my sister are doing this with me. I think it will help to have them as a support team! :) I've also found out a lot of things on facebook. I added YourHCG to my friends on facebook & have talked with some really great people who have helped me get excited to start this change!!!

I will gladly take any tips, from those who know about this diet from experience. I am new to this & hopefully I can shed some light to anyone who has thought about this diet. I do, however want to think of it as a lifestyle change, rather than a diet. Just because a diet sounds SO boring!! lol. Like I posted as my title for day 1, think thin!! :) I've heard this quote a few times & would like to share it: "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" And I know that will keep me going if I think about it often!!

I will try & write at least once a day (maybe more) and hopefully not less!! Any support will be greatly appreciated!! I need all the positive support I can get!! I CAN, and I WILL do this!!