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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Diet Update

So, I thought I'd give y'all a little update on the progress of my hCG diet.  What an adventure it's been.  Its been quite a roller coaster, filled with big losses, some gains, and constant change.  And even though I always tell people they should give it a try, it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

I've now lost over 35lbs.  I've tried to stay very dedicated with it, and stay right on track.  I did take the smallest break on thanksgiving day and had a very modest dinner with my Auntie Patty, Uncle Bill and cousins Barbie and Will and their spouses.  It was a hoot, and I only gained a pound that day.  Then I spent the rest of that week and weekend up at the Villa preparing corporate goodie gift boxes.  I couldn't resist nibbling a little, and thus had a very up and down weekend.  But, I'm back to a constant loss now.

Now, it should be said that I don't recognize weight loss in my self very easily.  I feel like I look the same.  However, comments are getting more and more numerous.  Monica from Concert Choir said I was looking so much thinner, Elise and Sarah from my old ward said I was looking amazing, Isaac and Candace said I was getting so skinny and was like a new person.  Basically, their lies are very kind.  I do enjoy them, even though I tend to blush just a bit, and then deny it adamantly.  I find that very agreeable.

I did, however, need to go buy some new clothes.  I got some new pants and shirts, cause I just wasn't really fitting into my old stuff very well.  Isaac kept making comments about my pants being to big...haha.  So, I broke down and bought some.  I also fit into some of my old clothes that I haven't fit into for some time, including my nice grey coat.  I find it very agreeable.  I also got a wonderful deal on a $90 coat from Nordstroms for only $20.  I got it just a little small, so I can wear it longer.

Needless to say, I'm very happy with the results thus far.  I think I might be doing one more round some time next year.  Definitely not the long cycle though, just the short one.  Then I will be doing my P90X to finish off the new look.  I'm hoping by my birthday in June...I'll be a whole new person!  We shall see...


  1. Wow! I want to see you now!

  2. Not that I didn't want to see you before. XD

  3. It's true Leee We don't lie!! :D

  4. I need PICTURES!!! How else can I see the transformation from 250 miles away??