Days 5 – 10

I will start off with my numbers because I believe they are quite impressive.  The product is working like it should.

At the beginning of Day 10, I have lost 7.8 pounds, 3 inches in my bust, 3 inches in my waist, 2 inches in my hips 4 inches in my right thigh.  Total weight loss since my gorge days is 10.4.

Now for the actual plan…the eating is nothing to be desired.  I mean there is only so much lettuce and fat free dressing one can eat.  In a typical day I eat a cup of strawberries for breakfast, 1/2 apple and gluten free pretzels for a snack, 3.5 oz. of chicken, steak, tilapia, or orange roughy for lunch with spinach, red onion and fat free dressing, 4 celery sticks and gluten free pretzels or an apple for a snack and for dinner 3.5 oz. of chicken, steak, tilapia, or orange roughy with salad greens and fat free dressing.  

I love the fruit, those are always easy to eat…the choice of veggies on the other hand is tough.  I miss green beans and colored peppers.  

So now onto my cheats…I do have to say I have not been perfect since I last wrote.  The first 4 days I was spot on..days 5 – 10, I have had a few cheats.  On my grandpa’s 92nd birthday I licked off the knife after cutting everyone else a piece of cake, and a small bite of ice cream fell on the counter so I had that too.  And today I had a sip of my husband’s coffee..Oh how I miss my coffee and cream so much.  I also had 5 greek yogurt balls and a about 7 round corn chips.  Oh and I just read today that you are not supposed to have gum and I bought sugar free gum last week and have had a lot of that.

Even with my cheats..I am happy with my results.  I don’t think they would be much different if I didn’t have them.

One thing I have found I love is gluten free pretzels.  They are way better than non gluten free pretzels and probably something I will always have on hand in my home.

I am still quite tired, but have not been feeling the greatest the last couple of the days.  The flu has been going through my family so that could be why.  

Tomorrow will pose a challenge as I am going out of town all day.  I will pack a day’s worth of food. And on Sunday my son is getting dedicated and we are having brunch at my house after.  I have decided that I am going to enjoy the brunch, but just eat less than half of what everyone else does.  If that means I have to do 41 days of the plan then so be it.  

Until next time…

Allison

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Days 2-4

I am four days into Nutri Hcg and as far as the plan goes, I am spot on.   Day 2 was another day of gorging.  Caramel rolls, pizza, a double bacon cheeseburger, fresh cut chips, and ice cream. I had to eat so much that although I like all the foods I ate, eating them all in one day was not enjoyable at all. I couldn’t help but think that there are people out there who eat like this every day.  Ugh…I had to do it for two days and felt full, disgusted, tired and sluggish. I am not going to say I will never eat any of those foods again, but not all in one day!

Moving on to the start of the actual eating plan…I have two days under my belt and this plan is all about clean eating.  No gluten, no sugar, no dairy.  Fresh fruits, vegetables and 3.5 oz of either top sirloin, chicken, shrimp or fish like Tilapia or Orange Roughy.  The total calorie amount is about 500-600 calories a day.  

Since I am only 2 days into eating clean, I am experiencing some classic detox and caffeine withdrawal symptoms.  I have been really tired and have taken a nap both days when my son has napped.  I have also had a 2 day constant headache.  Both of these symptoms were expected and hopefully do not last much longer.  Other than that, there was one point my first day of eating clean that I felt light headed while vacuuming but didn’t last long.

I do have to say that I have not felt overly hungry.  There have been a couple times where I knew I needed to eat my next meal, but I guess I thought I would be hungry more often since I am cutting my calories by almost 1,000 calories a day.

I will never actually tell you how much I weigh, but I will let you know numbers as time goes on.  After 3 days this is where I am at….(today is not counted in the numbers since I weigh in the morning.)

Over the course of the 2 day gorge period, I gained 2.6 pounds.  With one day of eating clean, I lost 3.2 pounds which means I am under my starting weight by 0.6 pounds.  I would call that a successful first few days!

Until next time,

allikatz

 

 

My Journey To Discipline

Today is the day I started a new program called NutrihCG.  It is a hormone-free metabolic program designed to restart my metabolism in 40 days.  My dad who is a chiropractor has started selling this program at his office and he needed a guinea pig and I said, “sign me up!”

There are two phases to the program.  Phase I lasts 2 days and it is the gorging phase.  In order to ensure the success of the program you fat load during these two days.  This jump-starts my metabolism and is suppose to reduce the feelings of hunger later on in the program.  Today alone, I have had home-made caramel rolls, a bacon cheeseburger, lots of cheese, onion rings, fried pickles and mozzarella sticks.  Needless to say I feel pretty crappy and extremely exhausted.

Also part of phase I, I started taking the hCG Plus drops.  15 drops, 3 times a day.  I put them under my tongue and don’t eat or drink anything 10 minutes before or after.  They kind of have someone what of a numbing feeling but don’t really have a taste.  So it won’t be bad taking them through the program.

This program calls for me to be disciplined, and this is something that is needed in my life right now. I can do it, because I have done it before.  When I was Miss ND International in 2005, I went through a process much similar to this one only that time the eating plan lasted  6 months verses 40 days.  And back then,  I didn’t have the 2 day gorge period where I basically ate anything and everything I wanted.  I cut everything out of my diet cold turkey in and was in the best shape of my life then.

I am looking forward to getting rid of the toxins from my body, having more energy, not feeling sluggish, and also the weight loss.  I will be blogging about this so if you wish to follow my journey, the good and the bad…here we go!

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

In the 32 years that I have been blessed with on this Earth I have seen many things and been many places.  And all of those places have been AMAZING, but I have to say one in particular has made it to the top of the list in terms of God’s beautiful creation and that place is Maui, Hawaii.

Anyone who questions that God didn’t create the beauty we see while on Earth needs to take a trip to Maui.  The rainforest, the waterfalls, the ocean, the beaches, the mountains, the whales…it was as if they were all screaming at me, “Allison look at what God has given for you to see!”  It was one beautiful picture of His creation after another and instead of listening to me talk about it I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Purpose

The first couple chapters of my Genesis study through BSF, we have talked a lot about purpose.  What is the purpose of God’s creation, what is the purpose of man, and on a more personal level what is my purpose?  This is a question that I have been asking myself since a blood clot nearly took my life on December 28th, 2007, and to be quite honest, I am not sure I know the answer yet.

In a situation like that, you want to hold your loved ones closer and tighter, put aside trivial things that don’t matter and tell those that you really care about how much you love them.  The things of this world don’t matter and you have clarity of what is truly important while you are here on this earth.  I wish I could say that feeling never goes away…but as you get further and further away from it, life gets in the way.  The trivial things begin to matter again and you stop telling those you care about how much you love and appreciate them, and you stop asking the question what is the purpose of why you are still here?

If you have been in a similar situation, you may have asked yourself the same things I have asked above or you may have different thoughts and questions entirely!  Whatever your thoughts and questions are, it is important to have them and for me, it is important to think of them often.  It is questions like this that make me think about where my priorities are and get me thinking about things that are more of eternal value instead of the instant gratification culture that we live in today.

I am particularly reflective about these questions this past week as a high school classmate of mine lost her precious 2 year old baby girl.  They put her to bed one night, only to find her the next morning not breathing.  I cannot even begin to imagine the pain she and her family are going through as they mourn her loss and being the mommy of a sweet 6 month old baby boy this hits close to home.

So…I ask you, do you know your purpose?  Do you take time to tell those you care about how much you love and appreciate them?  Do you take time to hold your child a little longer or pull your spouse a little closer?  Instead of living by the saying “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone?” Don’t wait until that someone or something is gone!  By then it is too late.  Embrace each day and make every moment count!

Beginnings!!!

I am entering the blogger world!  Why  you might ask?  I have a lot on my mind and I enjoy writing so this seemed liked a good fit for me at this point in my life!  The past 5 years I have gone through a journey in my life that I want to share with others and if it reaches just one person then my typing will be worth it!  Along with my story, which will not be part of every blog post, you will get thoughts that I have, things that are going on in my world and pictures of my lovlies (all the people I love in my life)!!!!

Currently I am attending Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) and this year we are studying Genesis.  The very first day our notes talk about how “beginnings reveal the source, elements, and perhaps even the purpose of what is present now.”  This really made me reflect on all the beginnings I have had in my life.  If you really sit back and think about it, every decision we make in life could be the beginning of something.  One decision can affect the next minute, year, or 10 years of your life.  It could also affect the next 100 decisions you make.  That first date could be the beginning of forever with that person.  The first job you could take, or the college you decide to go to all start new beginnings in each person’s life that all too often we forget about.

Studying Genesis 1 has reminded me how powerful beginnings can be and how all too often they are taken for granted or simply just forgotten about.

This is the beginning of my blogging world.  Only God knows what this beginning will bring into my life.  I am looking forward to the journey…and that journey starts here!