Sunday, October 6, 2013

I Will Not Surrender!

 

I am still fighting the fight.  I wake up every day to the same stubborn 50 pounds that has plagued me for several years now.  Lose 20...gain 25.  Lose 30....gain 35.  I attribute a lot of this to my age(51); to my stressful job where nothing gets finished before I have to begin something else; to the fact that I like to have a couple of drinks before dinner; and to genetics.  I swear some of us are born to be skinny, and some of us are NOT.  I am one of the NOTs. 
 
 
 
Rather than beat myself up on a daily basis, I continue to watch what I eat and drink plenty of water.  Because I am two years from retirement, I recently purchased a CruiseOne franchise, #PaigeRagsdale&Associates .  Hopefully, when I am able to retire, my Cortisol level will lower and my body's determination to keep me fat and healthy will dissipate.  Do you know that research shows that this monstrous stress hormone #Cortisol really does do this?     
 
#Garcinia #Cambogia is and will continue to be part of my daily regimen due to the fact that it is supposed to control that #Cortisol #stress #hormone.  #Travel and #cruising will be part of my stress-management routine.  Have a blessed Sunday....

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

PRESCRIPTION HCG INJECTIONS VS SUBLINGUAL DROPS BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET

During the Fall, while not blogging, I visited my general practitioner about HCG... He was NOT receptive and refused to prescribe them... called it "hullabaloo".  This, however, did not deter me!  I visited a reputable pharmacy in a nearby city.  They recommended a doctor....long story short, the doctor convinced me I could administer the subcutaneous SHOT to myself each day.... and he assured me it would work MUCH better than the drops....  Remember, I am a VETERAN sublingual HCG user.... If true, I was SURE I would be skinny in no time!

So, I had to make an appointment with a doctor.... Insurance doesn't cover this so I was told I would need to pay CASH in the amount of $175 (my insurance paid even though they wouldn't guarantee it up front....  All they asked for was a $25 / copay).... and no recourse from my insurance company!  THEN I had to pay about $250 at the pharmacy to pick up all of my meds....

In addition to the injections that I would administer myself, I was given a prescription for a weekly energy concoction...to be administered by a pharmacist.  THIS came in very handy...  Never did I go through the extreme weakness I have felt at times taking the drops.   On the downside, that needle held so much liquid.... shot right into my arm muscle...that I felt like I would need a sling to hold that arm up until it was all absorbed.  This was NOT the best feeling in the world...  I was sure my arm would BURST....Phen (without the Fen) was also prescribed even though I never touched those....

THEN after 42 days I had to see the doctor again.... this time I paid $165.... with no insurance coverage.  All told, pretty expensive going through a doctor!  Did I lose more weight?  No..... I lost 16.8 pounds in 35 days...  42 days was more than I could do....  The doctor was proud of me but I was still hungry throughout the 35 days.... 

PROS OF PRESCRIPTION SUBCUTANEOUS HCG....
*Convenient AND no chance of "getting caught".... inject 1 time per day before leaving home.
*Easy!!  Uses allergy syringes.... Painless...
*Security of being under a doctor's care... I guess....
*Energy Cocktail.... Great Addition....
*No intense craving for PICKLE JUICE using these... Seriously, my craving was severe with drops!

CONS OF PRESCRIPTION SUBCUTANEOUS HCG....
*Expensive compared to drops.
*Big hassle
* No noticeable advantages as far as weight loss OR hunger....

The point of this post is:  Is prescription HCG better than Internet HCG?  I would have to say NO!  I sooooooo wanted them to be the answer...  But, on a positive note, if you want to continue using HCG, just buy it from a reputable online site and you are good to go!!

Have a Happy New Year!!!





Friday, June 1, 2012

NEW WII GAMES

The new Wii games have been a blast!  My "Mii" seems to be grunting even louder when I step onto the balance board....  And THEN she says "measuring....measuring....Oh!  you're obese." and then looks down at her stomach as she pooches it out and sounds disgusted!  It's enough to run anyone off!

Days like this are easy for me to justify not exercising. 

1)  I ate well yesterday so I'm feeling thinner today;
2)  Summer hours means no working on Fridays (no routine = little productivity for me);
3)  Daughter and I are going to Austin to shop for the day, spend the night and come home tomorrow;
4)  I have a report that has to go out today....so in reality, I have to go to my office for a bit;
5)  Need to shower, dress, pack, do some laundry....all before she gets through babysitting shortly after noon....

So, rather than exercising when I first got up, I have started laundry....checked my Facebook friends... played those stupidly addicting FB games..... fed the dogs.... talked on the phone.... finished off two cups of coffee....   

So, I'm off to either exercise or shower.....  The angel on my left shoulder is encouraging me to exercise; but the devil on my right shoulder is pulling me toward the shower....

Until tomorrow.....

Have a great Friday!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

OMG!!! I'VE WORKED OUT 2 MORNINGS IN A ROW!!

Seriously, today was the 2nd day in a row I have done step aerobics  --  30 minutes each morning.  Even for a fat girl, it's a bit boring and slow on the Wii.  I think Wii was developed for people in nursing homes.... so for those of you who haven't done the "fast" step aerobics, it's not much of a workout even though I can feel the soreness in my calves today.  And honestly, I kinda like that feeling!

My plan was to workout again this afternoon; however, I decided that I need something more "challenging"; so, I made the trek to Walmart (a mere 90-mile roundtrip) to pick up Country Dance as well as Zumba Fitness.  By the time I got home at 6:30, I decided that I didn't want to wear myself out.

So, in the morning I will attempt morning 3.... 3 in a row!

Before I go, I have to share a joke with you that my children posted on my facebook....

Me:  Oh my goodness, I didn't make it to the gym this morning!  I think that makes 5 years in a row.....

Kids:  Laughing hysterically.....

What can I say?  It's true!  Remind me to tell you about the Weight Watcher pills.....  Boy do they think they are funny!

Until tomorrow.....

Monday, May 28, 2012

I'M BACK!!! HELLO SUMMERTIME.....

Hello, Friends!!!  Today is my first day of semi-vacation.  Guess what..... I'm still not skinny.  In fact, I have posted a picture of my family taken this past Friday night as my youngest child graduated from high school.  I'm fat!  Trying to hide amongst my slender, FIT family, this visual of myself is why I work HARD not to have pictures taken of me....  Yes, I always volunteer to take the pictures just so I don't have to see myself....  And another secret...... this is the picture where I look the Best.  Sad, but true.....  I, have begun the task again of losing weight..... 


The young man on the left is the newest addition to my family.  He and my older daughter married last September.  Yes, I was going to be thin and fit into some really cute clothes for the wedding....  It didn't happen.  Now 8 months later, I am about 3 pounds heavier than I was in September!!  But today is the start of a new chapter.  I will begin again to lose weight; however, I have even told myself that I will NOT use the work S K I N N Y....  I want to be C U T E and fit into even C U T E R clothes!  Oh, I'm fashionable.....  Just look at those cute little shoes with peacock feathers.  But I am barely fitting into my size 16 clothes, and I refuse to shop at Avenue or that Lane place.


So this morning, as soon as I hit POST, I am turning on the Leslie Sansone walking video.  I'm going to start with 2 miles.  Her perky little attitude annoys me but it is all I have for today.  After I bathe the dogs and clean up the confetti from the graduation party, I am heading to Walmart.... a mere 45 miles away.... to pick up Gold's Gym and Zumba 2 for Nintendo Wii.....  And I might join our small-town fitness center.... Did I mention that my son-in-law works there?  Yes!!!  I have my own F R E E personal trainer and I don't even take advantage of that!!!  Did I also mention that the beauty standing beside him is a fitness expert also?  I gave birth to her and I don't even take advantage of HER expertise!

If I am ever going to get fit and look cute in size 10's again, I've got to get started....  Today is a new day and this is a new chapter in my weight loss goals! 

I'm off to dust the cobwebs off of my tennis shoes and turn on the DVD player that has been sitting patiently awaiting my return.  So anyone out there who is ready to start your fitness program again, come on!  It's time....

Until tomorrow....  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

WEEKEND TREAT....

So I am up 1.1 pounds this morning...  not because I was awful yesterday, but I did consume too much sodium.  When I can't touch my thumb and middle finger around my wrist, I know that I have retained fluid.  Idiocyncracies are funny!  I've done this all my life.  Sure enough, there is a w i d e gap this morning.  And it's not my wrist that is the issue....it is my fingers.  So....

Why have i retained fluid?  I drank lots of fluids yesterday; however, I found something that makes me very happy (besides pickles and pickle juice).  It is Spicy V-8 juice.  And you should see the sodium content in that itty-bitty 30 calorie can!  Then I took it a step farther!  I found some Mr. T's Extra-Spicy Blood Mary mix in the pantry....Oh yea, I drank that too.  It was absolutely the best vegetable replacement I have ever consumed!!!  Seriously, when I can add things back, who needs vodka?  I'll take a virgin Bloody Mary, please....Extra Spicy!

So, today I am going to be better.  On the weekends, because I don't usually rise before daylight to take 6 am drops, I wait until 9 am and take 12 drops.  It usually keeps me out of the kitchen....

Keep your fingers crossed and hopefully I will shed that 1.1 pounds by in the morning and be back on track for 30 pounds in 30 days!

Happy Trails~

Saturday, October 1, 2011

BUSY DAYS....FORGOTTEN POSTS!

Here I am, and I have some good news!!!

Youngest daughter.....So sweet
RND 3, DAY 7 OF VLCD and I am down exactly 6.0 pounds.  And this is after I took my mother and her friend to the Taste of Home Cooking School Thursday night.  We stopped by Cheddar's afterwards and I had a garden salad and two glasses of chardonnay....  Yes, I was up about 1/2 a pound on Friday, but I got back on track and am down 1.4 pounds this morning!
I have discovered something I really enjoy.  Lipton's Sparkling diet green tea, strawberry/kiwi flavor is carbonated....thus the "sparkling".... and it really tastes like a treat!  And just like my other rounds, the HCG is making me crave pickles and pickle juice!  Remember, it is a pregnancy hormone....  So what have I been doing this morning?  I've put up another 8 quarts of dill pickles with cucumbers from my garden....

Weekends are hard to stay on track, but I'm getting out of the kitchen so I will stay out of the fridge!

Have a great one~