One Woman's Quest to Lose Large and Ugly Panties Forever

I've had it with ugly panties that fit my large behind. I'm done with clothes for the large woman that just aren't as cute as the clothes I wore twenty years ago. I'm tired of wheezing as I go up the stairs. I've got sixty pounds to lose - because on my fiftieth birthday, I'm dancing naked in a thong, dammit. And it better be pretty. This little bunny rabbit is hopping me down the weight loss lane. I wanted a pair of big granny panties rolling through the grass, but I'm not computer savvy.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ready for the Next Phase

Well, the crazy shots have ended. I have eaten about 500 calories a day for around 40 days. I had some days where I blew this off somewhat. My weight loss was initially really really fast, and then it slowed to a crawl. I decided that indeed, it was time to move to the next phase of the HCG diet.

Now, I am supposed to continue to eat the No Carb Diet for three more weeks, but with much more protein. After three weeks, I can begin to slowly introduce carbs (I already recognize this will be a challenge). The most frustrating thing is that my weight is SUPPOSED TO STAY THE SAME for the next six weeks because I am "resetting my metabolism." This bums me out because I really don't want my metabolism set at 190 pounds. However, this is the program so I am going to stay true to it. Another blogger that I really like to follow, Allen, says something along the lines of it not mattering exactly which program you are on, but staying with it, day after day, week after week, and in the end, year after year - that's what matters.

I am still bummed that I'm not supposed to lose weight - nor gain it more than a two pound variation - for six weeks. Oh well. There are worse things.

On better news, I am sitting here in a pair of size 12 jeans, and again muffin toppage is minimal compared to even last week.

So, I have to see patients and then find some time to go back to Whole Foods, all re-energized, so that I can attack this phase with the same gusto that I have had the past six weeks.

I ate some cold chicken breast that was grilled from yesterday for my breakfast/lunch. It's a holiday but I'm still seeing clients because I forgot it was - but I didn't have them on the schedule this morning, so DH and I laid in bed and watched old movies with Bette Davis in them. Lovely. I also had some peanut butter and my minimal grissini stick to eat. Sometimes, remembering to eat gets in the way. My downfall has always been planning. Sigh.

Still, I can continue to chug water, read blogs, marvel at the fact I can zip up the size 12's from Ann Taylor loft (I'm sure it's because these jeans run large though) and look out to see snow on the ground, and sun in the sky. That's not too bad, now is it?


  1. ok. 1. lay off the peanut butter (they're legumes and a no no) eat ALMOND or CASHEW butter.
    2. don't freak out about phase 3.
    3. after maintaining for 3 weeks you CAN lose weight if you want in the next 3 weeks...
    4. why on EARTH go BACK to "carbs" when you don't need to????? ok..done with's the fun stuff....
    mushrooms? oh YES!
    I used 1c cooked/riced cauliflower
    add 1c mozzerella cheese (grated)
    1 egg
    pizza herbs
    mix it together.
    400-450 oven (I go inbetween but my oven sucks)
    cookie sheet with parchment
    flatten into a thin disc (the cauliflower goop) on the parchment....cook in oven for 15 or so minutes...I cook until it's pretty brown.
    top with "stuff" (I made homemade chicken meatballs and sauce, saute'd mushrooms and saute'd bell pepper, and fresh mozzerella
    put under broiler until bubbly and melty...
    nom nom nom! You can also make little breadsticks with this stuff...just shape into narrow breadstick shapes and put into oven (same temp, etc.)
    I'll link you to the "bark" recipe. I'm diggin the coconut it on special 2 for 1's awesome stuff!
    We are maintaining very well...not watching calories just staying away from processed crap still, eating plenty of fats, nuts, meats and veggies and still loving my apple slices from costco as a snack. You're going to do fine and pretty soon you'll be losing weight again! I can't WAIT to get into a size 12...i'm still 16/18 (ugh). Ah well...

  2.'s what I call "bark" they call something else...we didn't use "sugar" but stevia and added dried cherries (no added sugar) and some raisins as well as macadamia nuts and pecans and walnuts (we loaded it!) awesome!!!! (but very rich)


  4. Wow.

    500 cal for 40 days.

    You're my hero.

  5. You can do this, look how very far you've come. YEAH!!! Keep up the great work!!
    Take care and God Bless!!

  6. Don't fret, you can do anything you put your mind to.
    P.S. I'm at 180 and size 12 still produces some muffin topage, so you are doing great.


Thanks for your posts. It's the best reinforcement I can have that has no calories.