Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 29: 20 Pounds Released!

Today's Weight:       192.6
Yesterday's:             194
RELEASED:               1.4  pound
Total Released:        20 pounds  9.4%

Week One Released         9.2 pounds    4.4  %
Week Two Released:       3 pounds          1.4 %
Week Three Released:     4  pounds     2     %
Week Four Released:       3.8 pounds  1.8%

WOOT! I hit the 20 pound mark!  I have to be honest....I was hoping for more by this point.  I feel like my body is resisting me every single step of the way and my brain is in on it.  I'm been having a really hard time with the diet the last few days.  Eating the same things every day and making food for my family that I can't eat is taking it's toll on me.

I've gone from wanting to do a second round and losing as much weight as I wanting to quit and be happy with this weight.  I want a sandwich so bad I can taste it! The realization that carbs are a long way off yet is frustrating to me.

But I just keep telling myself that this isn't forever and I've carried this weight for 20 years so there is NO reason why I can't make sacrifices for 49 days.  And then maybe 29 more.

Bobbi and I are going brave the snow and go to the mall today.  I'm excited to look at clothes and see what I might be able to wear in the near future.

Have a great day!


  1. Twenty pounds in such a short time is really amazing. The mall is very motivating. You'll see first hand what your hard work is making available!

  2. You are doing an amazing job Connie!! I'm so proud of you!! Going shopping always makes me want to lose weight, so sounds like a great idea for a trip out!! Love ya xx

  3. Hang in there, you're doing great!!

    Enjoy the shopping :-)) The total of my shopping today was one cycle helmet...LOL very boring...


  4. WOW that truly is amazing! I think you are doing an awesome job! ENJOY the mall today.

  5. Good for you....20 lbs is a lot! Don't think about the sandwich...think skinny jeans! Have fun today! :)

  6. i'm struggling too. i thought i would have lost 15 pounds by now. i have to remember a few things:

    1. I feel great.
    2. I will get to my goal.
    3. I own food, it does NOT own me.
    4. I will get there.

  7. I've been following you for a few days now (wow- that sounds terribly stalker-ish!)- reading your blogs- and I have to say THANK YOU! I'm on VLCD Day 5 and this is the most challenging thing I've ever done- you're encouraging me to keep trucking along.

  8. akaMommy! Stalk away! I'm so glad that I am inspiring you to continue. Next week will be better...I promise!

    Jess. You're right...I will get there. I think I understand why most people don't do the long rounds.

    Mary Anne...Skinny Jeans, Skinny Jeans, Skinny Jeans. Thank you!

    Anna...Thank you!

    ShellyD....I need to get a helmet for my daughter.

    Jackie...Thank you...I miss you.

    Fit Mommy. Thank you!

  9. Connie,

    I passed your url to one of my SILs on the Hcg protocol. Since she hasn't acknowledged my e-mail, who knows.

    Anyway, I'm very intersted in getting greater clarification that the Hcg protocol sets your metabolism to essentially become dependent on Hcg for further losses. This is something you mentioned reading from a yahoo group.

    Any more research done on that?

    Hang in there and keep your eye on the prize!

    Getting Better and Better

  10. Wow Connie - I am so impressed. Twenty pounds is great! If you forget how great it is go to the grocery store and pick up a 20lb bag of potatoes. That is what you've "released" from your life! I'm inspired!

  11. Twenty pounds is great Connie. I am so proud of you!

    Take a few pictures of the items you want to buy when you are at your target weight. Then put the pictures on the bathroom mirror and the door of the refridge.

    Keep up the good work.

  12. Congrats Conny! Such a great result!

    Is there a reason why you have to eat the same every day?

  13. Whoo-hoo, the big 2-0!! This milemarker and a smaller size in jeans this week? You're on a roll and it's not around your middle!

  14. 20 lbs is AWESOME!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...glad I'm not the only one with a goofy dog :)


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