Pounds Lost Today: +2.2
Bad, bad night last night. The day started out great, but it all went down hill around/after dinner. I haven't had cookies in 4 months...but I had them last night. And cashews. And half a fried chicken strip. Yeah, I don't really know what got into me.
I think I was so used to giving MYSELF restrictions, and giving MYSELF limits, that now that I am going by a book, following a protocol and counting calories, and it's SO limited, it's tough. Before, I ate well... I lost a good 2lb a week usually. I could eat out once or twice a week and it was okay, I usually still lost my 2 pounds, and if not, I at least had a 1 pound loss for the week. Now, if I don't follow the 500 cal diet to a T, I risk gaining weight and then stalling for days. I don't like it. I'm thinking that maybe this diet just isn't the one for me, and that's ok... I am going to try to make it to the 23 or whatever days as best I can and then go back to what I was doing before.
However, today was day 10 and I am still down 6.7 pounds from where I started when I figured up the gains and losses. Not too bad. It averages out to almost a pound and a half a day.
Wake up time: 9:00am
First set of HCG Drops: 10:30am
1:50pm - Lunch. Grilled Chicken & Apple Salad.
>>2 cups romaine lettuce (about 20 calories)
>>100g grilled chicken (114 calories)
>>One medium tomato (22 calories)
>>One granny smith apple (80 calories)
>>+ A big glass of ice water.
Second set of HCG Drops: 5:15pm
5:45pm - Snack.
6 strawberries (24 calories)
Third set of HCG Drops: 7:20pm
7:35pm - Dinner. Ground turkey taco
>>100g ground turkey (120 calories)
>>One whole wheat low carb tortilla (80 calories)
>>2 melba toasts (40 calories)
And yes, I know the tortilla wasn't on protocol.
Total calories: 500