Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 34 of Round 2 - GOOOOOAL!

Saturday October 31th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 240


I have reached my arbitrary goal of 240. Yay!

On Wednesday we take our last dose of HCG for this round, and then have two more days of VLCD. But the weight you should maintain is the last-dose-weight, not the weight of the last actual day.

So between now and Wednesday it would be nice if:

a) I reach 239.0 - that would be 70 pounds from July 4th.
b) I reach 238.5 - that would be 30 pounds this round.

In case you haven't noticed, I like round numbers.

I have decided, however, that I can no longer eat any white fish for the foreseeable future. I just can't physically bring myself to put a forkful in my mouth. So for the next week it's chicken, shrimp, beef, or fat-free cottage cheese for my protein.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 33 of Round 2

Friday October 30th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 241

One pound to go to my arbitrary goal of 240. Why 240? Dunno. There's all sorts of height-weight guides and BMI recommendations but none of them go up to 6'7", so I have to either extrapolate the curve or make a guess. Either way 240 seemed reasonable.

But now I think I could lose another 20, so a third round is in order, which we'll start in January. We won't be going to the fair again, so we were thinking what could we do for loading days?

Well, for the first day, in the morning we're going to go to a seafood buffet on the waterfront, and in the evening sushi buffet.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 32 of Round 2

Thursday October 29th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 242.5


There's a little deli on Lakeside Avenue at Leschi Park that has organic meats for a lot less expensive than Whole Foods, PCC or Trader Joe's. Also, they'll grind beef for you at leanest possible, which is important for Phase 2 of the HCG VLCD.

For the last couple days I'd been stalled at 244.5, very annoying. But on Monday I ordered three pounds of beef, which was ready yesterday, so I made 4 oz patties out of it and fried them up (no oil) in a pan. They were delicious with some tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickle.

They say that beef can either break a stall or start one. It broke mine, as far as I can tell, but stalled K.

This morning I weighed myself at 243 before the shower, and 242.5 after. Fantastic. I'm 2.5 pounds away from my goal (though looking at 240, I see a lot of excess weight around my midsection that will necessitate another round next January). I have a little less than a week to go, and barring further stalls it should happen.

It'd be nice to hit 239 if possible, that'd be 70 total pounds in two rounds. Hell I'll round up if anyone asks. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 29 of Round 2

Monday October 26th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 244.5

I was down to 245.5 on Saturday but I fucked around all weekend and didn't get around to posting the blog.

Bought a new belt. The old belt's extra length was ridiculous. 4.5 pounds to go! I should be able to do that before the end of the round one week from this Wednesday.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 26 of Round 2

Friday October 23th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 247

It's been said that the last few pounds are the hardest. Definitely true for me - seven pounds to go, but only a week and a half before I have to stop taking the HCG. It's a race against time!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 23 of Round 2

Tuesday October 20th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 249


Milestone 1: I'm in the 240s. Only 9 pounds to go before I reach my artificial goal that I set 60 pounds ago which leads me to

Milestone 2: 60 pounds. From 309 to 249 - and in only 4 months. Unbelievable.

Milestone 3, and this is the big one:

I don't have a clear memory but back in 1998 K and I decided our weights had gotten out of control, and in anticipation of a two month backpacking trip overseas we joined a health club in the city we were living in. They weighed us. I think I weighed in at 349, though it might have been 345 (don't think it was 350).

So that means I'm 100 pounds down from my highest weight. That's kinda really blowing my mind right now.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 20 of Round 2

Saturday October 17th
Starting weight: 268
Today's weight: 250.5

Hola, amigos. How's by you? I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya, but I been stalled and not energized to blog. Monday night we had a roast suggested by one of the HCG cookbooks and while it was delicious and I only ate 3 ounces, I didn't lose any weight until Thursday when I suddenly dropped to 252. Friday I was 251.5, and today now I'm at 250. So despite the setback I think I'm still on track to get down to my goal of 240.

When I hit 249 (hopefully tomorrow, possibly Monday), that'll be some milestones I'll share. Also Monday I'm going to start ingesting HCG sublingually three times a day instead of twice. I'm picking up a new batch from the doctor Monday morning and will leave some at work. We'll see how that goes.