Sunday, October 14, 2007

VLCD Day 45

48 Hrs past last injection

Only one more day to go! I thought I would be hungry by this point since I haven't had any hCG in over 48 hours. But I'm not. I also have to admit I never weighed myself yesterday. It felt a bit like vacation to be able to wake up, not take a shot, and not have to worry about what my weight would be. I knew that since I was still on the VLCD everything would keep on grooving along. I won't be skipping the weigh-ins any other time, mind you. But it was nice for that one day. When I weighed this morning, I was down over a pound from my LIW so that gives me a little extra wiggle room once Phase 3 rolls around tomorrow.

Speaking of which, I still have no idea what I'm eating tomorrow. I haven't been daydreaming about it and have no real cravings to speak of. Well, that's not entirely true. I've been thinking of feta cheese stuffed olives a bit. Also feta cheese & olive stuffed mushrooms. See a pattern, yet? I'll also be picking up some of my favorite local-made lebaneh. Mmmm. OK, see - this is why I don't daydream about food possibilities. My stomach just growled!

Here's to a Happy Happy Loss Day to everyone on phase 2!

Update: It's 4pm and I'm still not hungry! I had to force-feed me my lunch about 2:30pm. I really didn't want it, but I knew I had to eat. I'm wondering if this non-hunger is also psychosomatic in some way. Meaning - that since I'm ready & wanting to eat some of those yummy Phase 3 foods tomorrow, that none of these phase 2 foods sound appetizing so it translates in my mind to not being hungry. Just a thought. If I'm not hungry later, I'll probably just make a smoothie with raw eggs (no ewwww's, people), ice, and strawberries. That way I'll at least get my protein in. Who knows though, by 7pm tonight I could be famished! We'll see!

9pm: Well, I'm still not hungry. CRAZY! I did run out to the store and found some sugar free turkey bacon that I'll have in the morning with my omelet filled with all sorts of garden veggies, mushrooms, and CHEESE! LOL! I have no idea what I'm doing for the rest of my meals. I'll have to do some planning tomorrow. I didn't get much at the store tonight since I had the hubby & kids in tow, but I did find room in the basket for that bacon, cheese, and (mmmm) beer. I'll let everyone know how I feel in the morning!


Amie said...

Congrats on an uber-successful Phase II and the wind-down to Phase III! It almost feels like we're playing a sport ... the focused preparation (research), the Phase II 'event' and now the post-season Phase III and IV. It's so exciting to see you come out of Phase II in such a short time with that kind of success and now you can loosen up a little with your diet. Truly inspirational!

Amy's hCG Blog said...

Wow, that's great you aren't hungry yet! If you can, write to say if you feel the same tomorrow too. I love your mushroom idea... make some for me too. lol. You're pictures are so amazing. There is such a huge difference!!!

Renee said...

Thanks so much! You're exactly right about the sport of this. I never thought of it that way before, but it fits perfectly. Hopefully I can stay the course in the 'post-season' and keep myself in shape so I can win big come next 'season'! ;)

I'll definitely let you know how the hunger feels once the morning hits. I'm actually surprised I'm not gnawing anyone's arm off yet. ;)

Funny, I'm not even a mushroom type of gal. I think it's the feta & olives that put me over the top. LOL!

And thank you - you're so sweet. :)

BizAdventure said...

Geesh, look at you Renee. My buddy is a vet now! I can remember your first posts on the board, you have certainly come a long way baby! I am so proud of you!

Ever since you started with your "FETA" talk, I have been dreaming of feta. JPS and I were together last night, and we both said we did not have enough feta on our P3 and we are certain to not make that mistake again! I can't wait to read your progress for today! Remember, today is the toughest, be close to a bathroom, your stomach is going to revolt!

Renee said...

Hehe! Thanks, Biz! I'm merely following in your ever-shrinking footsteps!

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. For the past 3-4 days I haven't had a BM. I also haven't taken anything to move things along since I knew my body would probably take care of that today. LOL!

I appreciate all of your help. However, I'm thinking you'll no longer be calling me a vet once I drop a deluge of questions on you re: phase 3! ;)