Adventures in the Lone Star State

VLCD – Day 2

OK, two days down, ___ more to go. I really don’t know how long I will do this. I am currently planning on being done by the end of January or a few days into February. It really boils down to how much weight I lose. Two days of gorging put me up 3.1 lbs. However, I weighed myself this morning and I’m down 0.8 lbs from my starting weight (or 3.9 lbs from yesterday). Today hasn’t been so bad. I get hungry every now and then, but I’ve learned to manage it. I don’t take extra HCG drops like some have advised–the recommendation amounts very by protocol. Mine states 10 drops, 3 times/day. Others say 15 drops, 3 times/day. Anyway, the light hunger at times just reminds me that this is a challenge, but one that can be overcome.

Today for lunch, I tried Effortless Cream of Chicken soup. It was pretty good. Although, I don’t recommend using the soup setting on a Blendtec because it pulverized my chicken and celery. So, it was a pureed soup. Next time, I’ll blend everything but the chicken/celery. I don’t mind having crunchy celery. Anyway, the website has so many great ideas for HCG-appropriate recipes. One of the most difficult things about the diet is the limitations on food. Some people feel like they have to eat the same thing every day and this is totally not the case. The one thing that I think I’ll get tired of is the green vegetable-only snacks. Celery, broccoli, and cauliflower (OK–not green) are pretty bland after a while. I wish I could have carrots or corn. Anyway, tonight, I’m going to try steak lettuce wraps. It should be good! Oh yeah, I also love eating a tomato with my meals (lunch/dinner). I sliced it up and put some sea salt on it–deelish!

Tomorrow, I have to make it through a shift at the temple and a farewell party. Sunday night is game night, which means no cookies! And next week I have another catered luncheon with delicious food that I’ll have to skip. You might wonder, why start this week? I decided that it had to be now (and before family comes in February so I can eat out with them) because if I waited to have a week off from parties, luncheons, etc., I would never start this diet. There’s always something going on.

January 14th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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