It's so funny...the other day I posted that Brennan hated the splash pad. Some of the family went to eat dinner at The Purple Cow in Fairview. Outside the restaurant, there is a splash pad. The boys wanted to go, so we all watched. Colin ran in and had a blast immediately. Brennan was a little more reserved, but was curious. Titi Whitney gave him a hug and told him to go for it. Titi Rossilyn actually walked into the splash area and got Brennan in it. He had such a great time!
Well, I didn't get back on my diet like I was supposed to on Monday. The good news is that I didn't gain anymore weight back. I'm still down 6.6 pounds! I've started the diet up again today, and plan to be on it for the next 2 weeks straight. We are going to NY on a mini vacation in exactly 2 weeks, and my goal is to have 8.4 more pounds off by then.
In my last post, I talked about my weight issues, and feeling inadequate. Well, I've decided to go ahead and give the HCG diet a try. I started my drops on Friday. The first 3 days were my 'loading' days...meaning that I was to eat to capacity, whatever I wanted. I was excited about that, but I must say that the drops made me not hungry...AT ALL. I had to force myself to eat. Today is day 1 of the actual diet.
I'm not hungry, so that's good...b/c it's only 500 calories A DAY!!! I had a piece of melba toast and an apple for a late morning snack and 3 oz. of chicken and spinich for lunch. I'm drinking unsweetened hot tea (b/c I forgot to buy Stevia when I was at the store). For dinner (I've already made it and portioned it out) I'm having 3 oz. chicken, spinich, a piece of melba toast and a handful of strawberries.
I hate to do this, but I have to hold myself accountable somewhere....so, I started off today at 169 pounds. YIKES! I can't believe that I just posted that. I'm supposed to lose anywhere from 0.5 - 2.0 pounds per day. I just weighed myself again (I know, I know, I'm not supposed to do that....but I just couldn't help myself) and I weigh 168.6...so 0.4 pounds off already! w00t!
I'll be tracking my progress here. I hope I can stick to this...b/c if I can, I'll have my weight off in 20 days!
It's basically HCG drops that you put under your tongue 3 times a day. It helps to 'reset' your hypothalamus. You eat a very strict low calorie diet (500 calories per day) for either 23 days (if you have under 20 pounds to lose) or 43 days (if you have more than 20 ponds to lose). After the 23 or 43 days there is a maintenance plan that you follow. I know several people that have either completed it, or are in the process now...and the results are phenomenal! You lose .5 - 1 pound per day!
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day yesterday.
It started with a yummy brunch at my MIL's house. Every year, the boys and non-mother's help to prepare breakfast for all of the mothers in the family. The did a fantastic job this year (as always!!!)
Then the moms opened their presents. I'll have to post a picture later of my gifts. Miguel got me a beautiful necklace with pearls from James Avery. The boys got me a charm bracelet from James Avery with the Mother's Love charm on it! They are so beautiful!
After brunch, we visited for a bit. Then we went to Lowes (my idea!!!) to look at some paint colors. I want to paint a few rooms in my house...but that's another post.
After Lowes, we went home to put the boys down for a nap. Miguel and I napped as well, since I had to work last night! It was a GREAT day!
I just love sharing photos of my boys. I'm so proud of them and think that they are the most beautiful creatures on this planet. I dress them alike as often as I can. I know that I won't be able to do it forever, and they will probably hate me for it later...but it's just so cute now!