Sunday, October 7, 2007

VLCD Day 38

Injection #35
Loss Today: <1.2>
Loss Total: <32.8>

Whew, when I hit those 1 pound markers each day it still boggles my mind!

I have to say, I set the goal for myself to lose 30 pounds this round, so to already be above that is so amazing for me psychologically! I know I can do this for another two rounds, or however long it takes for me to reach my goal. Never before have I felt so empowered that I know my goal weight is within reach. It's hard for me to even put into words what that does for me. It gives me hope that I've never had before. It gives me the power to know that come next summer I'll be able to start competing in races again. That gives me such joy and confidence that I haven't had in so very long. So, not only is this protocol giving me my healthy body back, but it's giving me back (wrapped up in an all-new improved shiny bow). And I can never thank Dr. Simeons enough for that.

Lunch: I had an early lunch before leaving for the in-laws so I ate an egg/tomato omelet with apple slaw on the side.

Dinner: I still have no idea what I'm doing for dinner. Something with chicken - LOL! I picked a bunch of habaneros off of our lone habanero plant - about 30! So tonight I'm making the family some hellacious habanero chili, and tomorrow they'll be having some of my hottest of the hot hot hot wings. Tomorrow my day will be filled with canning some habanero salsa, and then I'm going to have to freeze some of these babies so I can partake in their habanero-ey goodness come phase 3.

The weekend is almost over! I hope everyone had a wonderful one.


BizAdventure said...

Geesh, bring tears to my eyes! WOW! Renee, you are so right, and so on top of it! WOW again! You are truly an inspiration! many days you doing this round? When you stopping? 30 pounds was a reasonable goal, and by golly you reached it, CONGRATS on that!

Renee, if you don't mind telling me, how old are you?

GO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

cb9094 said...

I am so proud of your weight-loss and incredible journey. You have accomplished so much, I feel so much joy for you! Thank you for sharing. Take a bow...

Thanks for the ground steak tip!

Renee said...

Thanks, Biz. I must have been in a real ooey gooey mood this morning. It takes a lot to get me all mushy. ;)

Well, I should hit 40 injections on 10/13. There's a possibility I'll go for an additional two weeks. I'm really not sure yet. I'm going to listen to my body at that point. I'm already past my pre-set goal so everything from this point out is just gravy. Mmm gravy. LOL! :)

And I'm 34.

GO US!!!

Those are such sweet words. Thank you very much. That's really nice of you to say. :)

Amy's hCG Blog said...

Well young lady, you just kicked another pound plus OFF .... for GOOD! YOU are the woman! With the POWER! There is just nothing better than hope! I taste a bit of that too! Thanks so much for the advice about protein. What would I ever do without you to help! I was just being overly cautious with my food. THANK YOU!

Renee said...

You're welcome, Amy. And thank YOU! You just gave me a super big smile of which I'll wear for the rest of the evening. :)

BizAdventure said...

Renee, OMG! You're so YOUNG for a woman with MOUNDS of wisdom! How utterly LUCKY you are doing this protocol at YOUR AGE! You have a lifetime ahead of you without this literal WEIGHT hanging on your shoulders!

Young lady is for sure!


Girl, we need to talk. You need to give me some advice on the whole planting your own stuff thing. I would love to be able to just go outside and pick my own fruit and veggies and peppers! I especially want my own HEIRLOOM TOMATOES - so cough up your secret!

Renee said...


LOL! It's days like these when I don't feel so young for sure! But thank you. Those are really kind words, biz. I appreciate that!

And, lady, if you want some habaneros - I'll send you some habaneros! That one little plant is working overtime!

I've actually thought about starting another blog in regard to growing your own veggies, canning, etc. It's something I'm still learning a lot about myself and in the few years I've been doing it, I have learned SO MUCH! It feels really great to be able to provide for your family and eat foods that taste REAL that haven't been flown in from South America or New Zealand. It's really a shame how big corporate business is pushing out (and even making them illegal in some parts) heirlooms for those tasteless varieties. Oh my - I could take up all of the space on this little comment section just to rant about all of this. I'll be willing to help you with whatever you need. :)