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Thursday, February 19, 2015


For some reason, I believe that when I have a planned indulgence like yesterday, it should be consequence free, especially when it comes to the scales.  Planning an indulgence is a whole different thing than getting upset and downing a whole pan of brownies.  Planning an indulgence is almost virtuous by comparison.  I know it makes no sense but my brain is currently wired that way.

I also, secretly hoped that my body needed a boost in calories to kick start weight loss again.  I have heard that our bodies think they are starving and start hoarding weight until we up the calories and then the pounds will start dropping off again.  I don't think I have actually experienced this, but there is a first time for everything.

With those two things in mind, in order not to freak out if I had a dramatic upswing this morning, I decided to list out what I'd eaten yesterday and approximate the calories.  Since I did not weigh or measure any think I ate, I tried to inflate calories to be sure I got them all.

I ate an omelet, with three eggs, sausage, ham and cheese.  I estimated that to be 540 calories.  That kept me so full that I didn't eat anything else until around 2:00 when I ate a few bites of the pork roast.  It was delicious.  I also ate pork roast for supper.  I had a normal sized serving then.  I estimated a double serving to account for the bites I had in the afternoon.  I added 420 calories for that.  After supper, I still really wanted some thing sweet. (In fact, I still do!  It is killing me!!!)  Instead, I ate a small handful of cashews.  I estimated that to be 160 calories.  

My total calories for the day were about 1120.  For 21 days, my calories should be between 1000 and 1500.  So, I accomplished that without even trying.

This morning,  my weight was up 0.4.  I was only mildly disappointed.  I recognize that as bad as I want it to be true, there are consequences.  Plus,  I still haven't gotten to the starvation mode thing.  I realize that is a good thing.

Today, I am fully with the 21 day plan.  I can to this.  It is a vital part of the success of the hcg.  Now, if I could just figure out a way that M&M's could be protein, I would be golden.


  1. sounds like a rather high salt day, so that probably explains the gain. :)

    1. Gwen,
      You are so right! I had not considered that. This is the exact reason I blog. My readers have wonderful insights.
      Thank you!

  2. If you figure that last part out, you'll also be RICH! :) I would probably die from shock at 1000 calories. Lol 1500 seems more reasonable. I wonder why everything is based off of a "2000 calorie diet" on all the packages? The calorie pages rarely recommend anyone actually eat that many!

  3. It's called PEANUT m&m. Peanuts are loaded with protein. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

  4. Still giggling about the M&Ms! Seriously though, those 'treats' on planned indulgence day sound fine (and very tasty) so don't fret the upswing. I'm guessing Gwen has the reason down pat and the water weight will evaporate soon.

  5. I'm guessing the sodium too. My fluctuates constantly and it is hardly ever on target with calorie consumption, BUT it always catches up (whether it is good behavior or bad.) :)