Weigh In Before Load and P2

Thanksgiving is nearly here and we aren’t sure if I am cooking dinner for my tribe here in Oregon or we are trekking up to Washington for the extended family dinner. All I know is that a decision better be made fairly soon because I haven’t bought any food for a big dinner and if I’m loading then, you better believe I will be having some good food. On the other hand, if we are going up there, I only need to make a couple of dishes because it’s a potluck dinner and if I’m loading, we will be able to eat at a couple of our favorite restaurants while we are up there.

I still haven’t found our scale, so I went out and bought one. The last time I weighed in was about three weeks ago, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d gained at all. However, as it turned out, I lost .2 lbs. I’m guessing I may have lost more because I was working my tail off and I may have gained just a bit back this week. My BMI was down -.5, but the exciting thing was I was down 4.6 in fat! So since I was nearly the same weight, I had to have gained muscle. That was very encouraging news and we are getting excited to move on to our next phase.

My daughter has lost about three pounds during phase 3. I am seeing great improvements in her life, choices in foods, self confidence and she is still rocking the water intake. I only wish I could be as diligent as her in that regard.

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So, as leave, I will show you the lovely autumn color outside the front of our house. Hopefully I have an answer soon and a plan in play. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Now what box was my scale in?

Seriously? I can’t find it after three days. I’m hoping I haven’t gained, so I am furiously poring through as much as I can. Isn’t it just astonishing how things get packed by movers? I have three sheets of paper around a plastic cup and nothing on a delicate fragile object. It baffles the mind. Maybe it’s just that they are guys? I don’t have an answer.

Discussions are being made on Thanksgiving plans and how the family will be getting together. Everything seems to be hinged on my son’s work schedules that week. All I know is, my daughter and I are loading and nothing’s getting in our way in that regard. I had difficulty loading last phase 2 due to an unfortunate trip, so not this time. Besides, we have new places to try in this new town and if we travel back to see family where we used to live, then there’s all the old favorite places. We’ll be fine and I’m looking forward to it. Loading and Phase 2 both! I need some structure in my chaotic life.

Out With The Old

Well, the day has finally come for my husband to fly in to move us. A day I have looked forward to and dreaded. I will never be completely ready, no matter how hard I try and fretting has only stalled my weight. I have to rid myself of so much needless things, that I am slowly embracing the purge.

Tomorrow is also my technically my last day of my three weeks of Phase 3, but my daughter and I have decided to extend our Phase 3’s until Thanksgiving, then load. What better time to load I suppose? My daughter is staying behind with friends for about three weeks, then flying up, so that’s part of the reasoning. Besides, she is all about everything at Thanksgiving. I think I have been off sugar, wheat and grains, etc. for so long that it doesn’t make me long for any of it any more. For her, with only one phase under her belt, she hasn’t completely weaned herself off the cravings yet, but she has gotten so much better than where she was. Plus, she actually has been loosing on P3, whereas I have remained pretty much the same except for the 2 pounds I lost overnight last night for some mysterious reason.

Anyhow…where was I? Oh yeah! Purging the old out and moving on to new things, new adventures and a healthier life than I have been living these past 30 years. More than 50 lbs less and feeling so much more capable than I was. I am astonished at the differences in my body and how I feel. I am going to do an update on my YouTube channel about it tomorrow and so keep an eye out!


Moving On…

Well, life keeps marching along. whether we choose to march along beside it or not, we will eventually have to catch up. I grew up with parents that were hoarders. Hoarders to the extreme like in the show. I can’t even watch that show. It’s too much for me to watch. My mom hoarded things inside the house and my dad outside. It had become normal to walk sideways down the hallway to get to the bathroom. And then when both had passed away and we had to clean? We seriously didn’t know if it was a family heirloom or a found item. it was very sad. Now, you’d think I would move seriously to the opposite spectrum and toss everything, but no. I appear to have a diluted form of the gene as my siblings do as well. All of us in varying degrees, but in our own ways. I am horrified by it and wish it weren’t so, but alas as I look on the pile of stuff in our three, yes THREE garages and a storage unit, I am taken aback.

I have put off dealing with the unsavory dealings of garage sales and craigslist for nearly six months and now, I am forced to do so as we will be moving in two weeks. People want everything for nothing and in pristine condition. I have a hard time letting go of memories and am forced into decisions because we can only bring one truck and we’ll be lucky to fit just our furniture on it alone. Tomorrow we celebrate our 28th anniversary and have had four kids. That’s a lot of stuff over 28 years. I inherited boxes of stuff from my mom as well and the decisions have to be made on what to part with and it’s very, very emotionally hard.

I am glad for the moment I am on Phase 3 in my diet. It pretty much ends as we are physically moving. I have not made a decision on my next Phase 2 plans yet. It will likely be wise to wait a bit and settle in and unpack first. I think my body has had enough stress while dieting lately. I am currently a pound under LDW and happy it finally dipped for a little elbow room.

So, I thought I would just hop on in and do an update. I signed escrow papers yesterday and things are slowly moving along. Lots and lots of sorting, listing ads and pricing. A second moving sale is tomorrow and the appliance repair guy is coming tomorrow as well. If I waited to “feel” like doing this, I would procrastinate and never do it. Sometimes you just need to suck it up and do it and let your feelings catch up with you. Not pleasant, but true.

My update is pretty uneventful in words, but trust me, it’s a crazy mess here. As I leave, I will show a pretty nice picture I took on Blue Friday (when Seahawks fans wear their Seahawks gear on Fridays before a game) over 25 pounds ago. I don’t take good pictures often, so I like this a lot.  Happy Friday all and happy releases!


Got Stress?

I do. I do in a BIG way. I can’t even begin to tell you that would make you fully understand, but today was the first time I actually thought of ending my Phase 2/Round 2. I will be surprised if I make it the full 45 days this time around.

I had a stress induced panic attack today that I haven’t had in years. It was related to our home on the market and the lack of professionalism with my real estate agent. I have no words right now. It would take many paragraphs to explain the full story and I have no energy left for that. I will give you the link to a video on it though. Enjoy my personal meltdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ_D8r_VN4E

Haters Gonna Hate!

   Well, I hate to have to even mention this, but I have gotten some emails about the diet I am on. I just posted a video about it on YouTube, but I want to elaborate here. Let me just say I will never change my mind or be swayed into anything by someone trying to bully or convince me to do what they want or feel is right. So, that said, you are only wasting your breath if that is your agenda…just sayin’. 

   I know there are regular trollers on the more popular HCG bloggers out there and they have mentioned it before. Heck, maybe I should be flattered that I got targeted so quickly. At any rate, if I am not moved by a friend or family member trying to make me stop, what makes a complete stranger think I would for them? In other words…save your breath. 

   I can assure you I have researched what I have before hand and am under a doctor’s care. It is my body and my decision and that is how it’s going to be until I decide otherwise. If I feel in any way not right, I would be the first to opt out, but I feel quite the opposite actually. I feel so much better and healthier than I did only a couple of months ago and 40+ pounds ago! I am on my way to better health and there is no stopping me now…but thanks for caring. 😉


Hey there!

Well, here I am. No stranger to the blogging world, but prior to this it was cooking blogs. I have since deleted those and have plans on new ventures in that arena, but this one’s personal. This is meant to cover my journey to claim back my health and well being.

I used to be very active when I was young, but marriage and four kids happened.

First, THIS photo happened. These are my older sisters and I (on the left).

First, THIS photo happened. These are my older sisters and I (on the left). My immediate reaction was, “Am I REALLY this heavy? Ugh!”

That’s not an excuse, just a synopsis. Fast forward to us moving seven years ago to California and realizing I can’t handle heat. At all. Not kidding. I became fairly sedentary and gained forty pounds. Then this past year happened. Lots of stress. I tried to diet, but we all know what stress does to your body and weight. It wasn’t pretty. Hubby was looking for a new job, but to no avail here, so he started looking back in Washington where we used to live. He found one and moved up while I stayed behind to sell the house. We listed in April, and now September is breathing down our necks. More stress. Hubby decided to go to a different job, with my blessing, but now in Oregon and with an assumption we will be there at most a couple of years. Looks like we are renting this time around. This house has made home ownership a living nightmare. More stress. Long story short…I needed to right my body and dig in my heels. Life was going to change very soon and in a big way.

A whole season of watching our team play in sports bars because they weren't televised where we were put on more weight. I saw this photo and was devastated.  I'm on the far right.

A whole season of watching our team play in sports bars because they weren’t televised where we were put on more weight. I saw this photo and was devastated. I’m on the far right.

My sisters and niece were on a HCG diet with an Omnitrition product called Omni Drops. Come join us they said. I laughed at them. I already had too much going on, why would I add to it? Well, it gnawed at me. And then one day I did the research, meanwhile watching their weight drop on bodies similar to mine. I checked with my doctor. He encouraged me. I did the math and what I saw as expensive, I divided it out per day and realized my food bill would also go down drastically and it was cheaper than many failed diets I was on before.

This was this summer with girls I live near and went to high school with in Washington. It's the picture that was the final straw!

This was this summer with girls I live near and went to high school with in Washington. It’s the picture that was the final straw!

   I have to admit, I started it not telling anyone other than my daughter who was living with me. If I had failed who would know?  I went on it trying to prove them wrong. Unfortunately, or fortunately I was wrong. I did loose weight. A lot for such a short time. Even without extreme exercise. The most I did was walk maybe 30 minutes a couple of times a week and that wasn’t necessary.This stuff was serious. No joke. I went into it following directions that you were to be on a phase 2 for 21 to 45 days. I just knew I would only make it to 21 days, but incredibly, I got there, shrugged my shoulders and sailed right through to the 45th day. On that day I lost 33 pounds! Yes, in 45 days! Honestly, on average, most people lose a bit more and I still blame my extreme stress, but seriously, I feel so much better, you can’t imagine! It has given me the energy to keep on loosing and share with others my story along the way.

So here I am, sharing with you. If you are interested in following me, I have the following websites as well as this one. Please feel free to keep up and if you are interested in the products I use, please check the videos below out.  I take Omnitrician brand products. The products I take are: 1) Omni Drops (necessary for weight loss) 2) OmniIV Vitamin Supplements (not necessary, but helpful) 3) Nite Lite (also not necessary, but useful).
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