Adventures in the Lone Star State

VLCD 7 & 8

As the days progress, I’m getting worse about updating my blog. This time I blame it on BlueHost and WordPress. All of a sudden, my blogs don’t upload photos. Not sure what happened there. Today, my server went down for some unknown reason. BlueHost said their techies were working on it, so it appears that one problem has been solved. Anyway, earlier this week I was thinking about how unrealistic expectations the HCG diet sets for people. I have been losing on average 0.9 lbs a day. One day, I found myself having crazy thoughts like I wish I could lose 2 lbs a day or even more! I should be grateful that I’m losing as much weight as I am.

The diet continues to go well for me. I have been very happy with my results. My face is noticeably thinner; I feel like I am losing fat in my legs, core, and chest. Everything is firmer. I am rapidly approaching my target weight and expect to finish my diet on Sunday. After that, I’m supposed to maintain the 500 calorie diet for two more days without the HCG drops. Then, I’m supposed to slowly transition back into normal eating. At the end of the day, I will have been on the program approximately two weeks (versus the 20 days). Diane tells me that I’m supposed to do it for the full 20 days, but I don’t want to drop too low.

Tonight, I exercised again.  I spent 25 minutes on the bike and then finished off with some core/lower back exercises. I try not to push myself too hard and cause my body to perspire. In the end, it feels to get some exercise in. Tomorrow night, I get to help somebody in my ward move. Looks like that will be my exercise.

Oh, for all the Houstonians out there, the Forbidden Gardens in Katy are closing on January 30th. You might want to check it out one last time before it disappears. The Grand Parkway is going right through the park and is forcing its closure. We’ll see how much we need a 3rd loop in Houston.

January 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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