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My weight is back down today. Yay! What a relief. I drank at least 5 liters of water yesterday as well as 2 cups of Dieter’s Tea throughout the day. I was bloated and miserable all day long. I feel great today! I’m still slightly bloated, but I think it might be a side effect of the real HCG.

Starting Weight: 201.6

Today’s Weight: 177

Overnight Gain/Loss: -1.4 (Yay! Back down today!)

REAL HCG: 133 IU 2x daily under the tongue (Switched over from homeopathic on VLCD 44)

Onion Omelet with Strawberries and Breadstick

Onion Omelet with Strawberries and Breadstick

I had a great lunch today. I ate 1 egg plus 2 whites. The original protocol says that you can substitute 1 egg and 3 whites, but I only had 3 eggs left. Time for another store run! LOL. I made an omelet out of my eggs and used chopped cooked onions. I ate my omelet with some strawberries sprinkled with 1/2 packet of Truvia along with my sesame breadstick. It was yummy!

Pan Seared Tilapia, Oranges, Salad, and Breadstick

Pan Seared Tilapia, Oranges, Salad, and Breadstick

Dinner was awesome! I made pan seared tilapia with some sugar-free cajun seasoning. I ate it with a green leaf lettuce salad, 2 tablespoons of Wishbone fat-free italian (15 calories *not protocol), orange slices, and a breadstick. Yum Yum!

Here’s the breakdown for the day-

Lunch:

211 grams of onion (84 calories)

1/2 cup low sodium fat-free chicken broth (7.5 calories)

1 egg + 2 egg whites (102 calories)

103 grams of strawberries (33 calories)

1 sesame breadstick (23 calories)

Lunch Total: 249.50 calories

Dinner:

100 grams of green leaf lettuce (15 calories)

113 grams of tilapia (98 calories)

211 grams of oranges (99 calories)

1 sesame breadstick (23 calories)

2 Tbl. wishbone fat-free italian dressing (15 calories)(*not on protocol)

Dinner Total: 250 calories

GRAND TOTAL: 449.50 calories

Water for the day= 5 liters

Coconut Oil= NONE used today

Tags : breadstick, fish, green leaf lettuce, off protocol, onion, oranges, phase 2, photos, Real HCG, salad, strawberries, sublingual HCG, tilapia, VLCD, water, weight loss

Starting Weight: 201.6

Today’s Weight: 181.2

Overnight Gain/Loss: -2

HHCG: 18 drops 2 x daily

Talk about slow losses. lol. I’m still losing, but this week has been crawling very slowly. I’m at a .55 per day loss average. I’m still crawling above the average .5 loss for a woman. Like I mentioned yesterday, I lost more inches this week! As Dory might say “Just keep losing… just keep losing… just keep losing, losing, losing…”

Ground Beef and Onion Hash with Strawberries and Melba Rounds

Ground Beef and Onion Hash with Strawberries and Melba Rounds

I made an awesome ground beef and onion hash for lunch today. It was SO good! Sometimes, those experiments work! ha ha

Chinese Chicken Salad with Wasa Cracker

Chinese Chicken Salad with Wasa Cracker

For dinner, my family had Chinese food, so I attempted to make a Sweet ‘n Tangy Chinese Chicken Salad. It was good, but it might be a little too tangy for some people. You might have to adjust the amount of ginger and garlic in this one.

Here’s the breakdown-

Lunch:

100 grams of 96% lean ground beef (130 calories)

156 grams of onion (62 calories)

1/2 cup low sodium fat-free chicken broth (7.5 calories)

100 grams of strawberries (32 calories)

2 melba rounds (25 calories)

Lunch Total: 256.5 calories

Dinner:

100 grams of chicken breast (114 calories)

232 grams of cabbage (58 calories)

1/2 c. low sodium fat-free chicken broth (7.5 calories)

65 grams of oranges (26 calories)

1 wasa cracker (35 calories)

Dinner Total: 240.5 calories

GRAND TOTAL: 497 calories

Water for the day= 1 gallon

Tags : apple cider vinegar, beef, Bragg Liquid Aminos, cabbage, chicken breast, ground beef, HHCG, melba toast, onion, oranges, phase 2, photos, strawberries, VLCD, wasa cracker, water, weight loss

This turns out a little tangy, so you may need to reduce some of the ginger and garlic.

Ingredients:

1/2 to 1 orange

100 grams of chicken (cooked – I grill mine on the George Foreman grill)

1/4 head of cabbage

1/2 c. fat-free low sodium chicken broth (7.5 calories)

1/2 Tbl. minced garlic

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1 Tbl. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (Bragg Organic ACV is the best)

1/4 tsp. dry ginger

4-5 packets of Truvia (Add 5 pkts if you like it sweeter)

Ingredients for Chinese Chicken Salad

Ingredients for Chinese Chicken Salad

Gather all of the ingredients needed for your Chinese Chicken Salad. Next, chop up 1/4 head of cabbage. Heat 1/2 cup of chicken broth in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Saute Cabbage in Chicken Broth

Saute Cabbage in Chicken Broth

Saute your cabbage in chicken broth for approximately 5 minutes until tender.

Diced Chicken and Orange Added to Cabbage

Diced Chicken and Orange Added to Cabbage

Dice grilled chicken and orange into small pieces. Add chicken, orange, and minced garlic to cooked cabbage and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Chicken Salad Dressing

Chicken Salad Dressing

In a small bowl, combine dry mustard powder, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and truvia. Mix well until dissolved. Pour dressing over chicken salad and mix well.

Chinese Chicken Salad (shown with Wasa cracker)

Chinese Chicken Salad (shown with Wasa cracker)

Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

HCG Exchange: 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable

Tags : apple cider vinegar, Bragg Liquid Aminos, cabbage, chicken breast, chicken broth, HCG recipes, oranges, phase 2, photos, salad, truvia, VLCD

I had a rather horrible night tonight. My tennis league started this evening. My son and I played, and it was absolutely horrible for me. We had a 6:30 match, and it was HOT! I tried to prepare myself by eating oranges today, but it wasn’t enough. My body felt exhausted throughout the whole match. This is why the protocol does not recommend exercise while on the 500 calorie diet! Mondays will be rough for me. I have played tennis in the past, but it was at a later time (8 pm). At 6:30, it’s still very hot, and the tennis court is even hotter! When I raised my arms to hit a serve, I thought my muscles were going to die. I barely had the energy to lift up my arms. I will have to figure out some way to adjust to this situation during extremely hot hours. I may add more protein and drink orange juice throughout my match. I’ve drank orange juice during my games in the past, and it has helped keep my energy up. I don’t expect to lose after days of tennis, but I am not ready to quit phase 2 just yet.

Starting Weight: 201.6

Today’s Weight: 182.2

Overnight Gain/Loss: +.2

HHCG: 15 drops 2 x daily

Yep. I gained weight this morning! I’m not surprised. Sleep is SO important on any diet, and I did not sleep well at all. I woke up very early this morning, and I couldn’t get back to sleep. NOT GOOD. Hopefully, I will be back down tomorrow, but I played tennis tonight, so who knows…

Lean Hamburger wrapped in Romaine Lettuce with Orange Gelatin and Melba Rounds

Lean Hamburger wrapped in Romaine Lettuce with Orange Gelatin and Melba Rounds

My fruits of choice for the day were oranges while I was trying to prepare for tennis. My niece’s doctor told her that oranges were the best choice for sports (even better than any sports drink). I would definitely agree with that. I made an orange gelatine out of oranges, knox, and a little bit of sweetener. I ate it with a 96% lean hamburger patty wrapped in a few romaine lettuce leaves along with my two melba rounds. It was a nice change!

Cottage Cheese Protein Shake with Oranges and Melba Rounds

Cottage Cheese Protein Shake with Oranges and Melba Rounds

This was a very simple protein shake that I made with my handy Magic Bullet mixer. I blended up my allowed amount of cottage cheese with orange slices and some ice. I added approximately 2 tablespoons of splenda. I ate it with my two melba rounds. Not half bad for a cottage cheese shake! lol

Here’s my breakdown for the day-

Lunch:

100 grams of 96% lean ground beef (130 calories)

145 grams of oranges (68 calories)

1 packet of knox gelatine (20 calories)

33 grams of romaine lettuce (7 calories)

Lunch Total: 250 calories

Dinner:

133 grams of cottage cheese (129 calories) (I added more because of tennis- still not enough!)

228 grams of oranges (107 calories)

2 melba rounds (25 calories)

Dinner Total: 261 calories

GRAND TOTAL: 511 calories (still not enough for the tennis I played tonight!)

Water for the day= 1 gallon+ (not sure. I drank more due to tennis)

Tags : beef, coffee, cottage cheese, exercise, ground beef, HHCG, melba toast, oranges, phase 2, photos, romaine lettuce, sleep, splenda, tennis, VLCD, water, weight gain

Starting Weight: 201.6

Today’s Weight: 182

Overnight Gain/Loss: -1.0 (yay!)

HHCG: 15 drops 2 x daily

Lean Hamburger Patty with Onions, Apples, and Melba Rounds

Lean Hamburger Patty with Onions, Apples, and Melba Rounds

Nice blurry pic. lol. I was in a hurry. Does this look familiar? Yep. I had the same thing yesterday. I had to make a shopping trip to the grocery store, so this is what I ate before I left. It was still good. Sometimes I eat the same thing just for the sake of convenience.

Chocolate Cottage Cheesecake with Orange Slices and Melba Rounds

Chocolate Cottage Cheesecake with Orange Slices and Melba Rounds

I had my yummy chocolate cottage cheesecake once again. I will post a recipe soon. It’s getting a little better each time. I ate my cheesecake with oranges and a few pieces of melba toast. yum!

Here’s the daily breakdown-

Lunch:

100 grams of 96% lean ground beef (130 calories)

143 grams of onion (57 calories)

73 grams of apple (38 calories)

2 melba rounds (25 calories)

Lunch Total: 250 calories

Dinner:

113 grams of Daisy 4% cottage cheese (110 calories)

1/2 tsp. knox gelatin (5 calories)

1 Tbl. + 1 tsp. Hershey’s cocoa (13 calories)

2 melba rounds (25 calories)

206 grams of oranges (97 calories)

Dinner Total: 250 calories

GRAND TOTAL: 500 calories

Water for the day= 1 gallon

Tags : apple, beef, cocoa, coffee, cottage cheese, ground beef, HHCG, melba toast, onion, oranges, phase 2, photos, VLCD, water, weight loss

Starting Weight: 201.6

Today’s Weight: 183.6

Overnight Gain/Loss: 0

Total Loss: 18 pounds in 30 days

HHCG: 15 drops 2 x daily

Okay, so this is the 3rd day that I have either gained or stayed the same. This is a first for me. I am up a pound over the past 3 days, but it’s okay! There’s no room for freaking out on this diet. As long as we (women) are losing the average of 1/2 pound daily, then all is good. A loss of 18 pounds in 30 days is still an average of .6 per day. I am still above average!

I did decide to make my own version of the chocolate delight, though. I think I have created a tasty recipe that works for my family and me. After some experimentation, I came up with a wonderful version that we all like! For myself, I can only make enough for one day. Otherwise, I will end up eating the whole batch. See my VLCD 7 for THAT error! As of now, I am going to try 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily to see how it affects my weight fluctuations, so stay tuned!

I had my usual coffee with splenda this morning. Of course!

Eye of Round Steak, Asparagus, Orange, and Breadstick

Eye of Round Steak, Asparagus, Orange, and Breadstick

I decided to have some Eye of Round steak today. It was good. It’s a little higher in fat and calories, but I have adjusted my other food items. I had some asparagus, about 1/2 an orange, and my sesame breadstick.

I ate half of my batch of coconut oil chocolate bark after lunch.

Sliced Tomatoes with Salt and Pepper

Sliced Tomatoes with Salt and Pepper

I’ve had a craving for cheesecake, so I decided to make a Cottage Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce. It’s a bit time consuming, so I ate my tomatoes while waiting for it to cook. Then, I ate the 2nd half of my coconut oil chocolate bark! yum!

Cottage Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Cottage Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Well, this was my dinner! I used 113 grams (1/2 cup) of cottage cheese, 1 egg white, 125 grams of strawberries, and my breadstick. I’m hoping to have a better picture next time. I was a bit impatient and didn’t let it cool completely before removing it from the ramekin and pouring the strawberry sauce on it. It was tasty anyway! In my own attempt to make a crust, I mixed up a breadstick with some splenda and a small amount of water. It ended up being a bit soggy at the bottom of the cheesecake, so I didn’t include it in my recipe. (Note: this is slightly off protocol because of the addition of an egg white.) My next venture might be some chocolate cottage cheesecake! yum!

Here’s my daily breakdown-

Lunch:

100 grams of eye of round (166 calories)

118 grams of asparagus (24 calories)

119 grams – 1/2 orange (56 calories)

1 sesame breadstick (23 calories)

Lunch Total: 269 calories

Dinner:

113 grams (1/2 cup) of Daisy 4% cottage cheese- 110 calories

1 egg white (16 calories)

125 grams of strawberries (40 calories)

233 grams – whole tomato (42 calories)

1 sesame breadstick (23 calories)

Dinner Total: 231 calories

GRAND TOTAL: 500 calories

Other: Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark consisting of 2 Tbl. of coconut oil, 1 Tbl of cocoa, and 1/2 tsp. of agave nectar.

Water for the day= 1 gallon

Tags : asparagus, beef, breadstick, chocolate delights, cocoa, coconut oil, coffee, cottage cheese, eye of round, HHCG, off protocol, oranges, photos, plateau, steak, strawberries, VLCD, water

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