As for the crafty stuff, I have been scrapbooking. I am working on camping pages and I will get some pictures of those and share. They are turning out so awesome and I am loving that I am back into my scrapbooking. I have missed doing it so much.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Call me crazy!!!
I would be the first to admit to it. I am a little crazy and a lot of obsessed!!! Ok, so I said in my last post that I was not going to do any more HCG for a while, if ever. Well that has changed. My mind changes often depending on the day. Anyways what changed my mind was that I actually gained 5 pounds, and that freaked me out. It was very sudden, and I still am not sure why, but I think it has to do with the progesterone that the doctor put me on. Yes, its that time of my life where all the hormones go crazy. I am estrogen dominant, and so she is giving me the progesterone to bring that down. She actually started me on it last year, and I got bored of the cream she gave me, and stopped using it. Big mistake. I am sure then I had gained weight on it, but did not pay attention since I was not on my diet obsession yet. So in December when my body started going nuts, and Aunt Flo visited me twice, I thought I better get back going on it again. I called to ask about other ways to do the progesterone rather than cream, and she told me about drops. So January I started the drops, and Aunt Flo left town for almost 2 months. When she returned, she brought back with her extra luggage (aka weight gain). I figured after she left, she would take her luggage with her, but she left, and then decided 6 days later to come back. I was like WHAT THE HECK?? Problem being she not only took her luggage, she brought even more. Then when she finally decided to leave again, she left all her luggage. All 5 pounds of it. Darn her!!! So I decided to get on the Internet and find out what was going on. Seems to be when you first start the progesterone, you can gain some weight until everything gets normal. Meaning until I am progesterone dominant which could take 6 months or more, I could gain more weight. A few of my friends who have never had weight problems, are also experiencing some weight gain. It really stinks big time. However, I am going to do everything in my power not to let that happen. With proper diet and exercise, it can be controlled. I have worked hard to loose this weight and I am not about to give up on myself now. Aunt Flo can come and get her luggage, cause there is no room in my house for her stuff. So with that said, I got down all my books and started reading. Fiber 35, the best diet in the world in my opinion of course, lets you eat a certain amount of calories, and lets you subtract the fiber you eat. For instance if you eat 1200 calories, and lets say you ate 45 grams of fiber that day, then you get to multiply 45 x 7, which equals 315. You can now subtract the 315 from the 1200 and that leaves you 985 calories. That is the amount of calories that you will actually use and the rest is flushed out of your body through well your...... you know..... Poop. Anyways, I got to thinking about HCG. HCG only allows you 500 calories. So if I ate more calories, which are mostly from fiber, would it work the same way. Lets say I ate 900 calories, and ate 50 grams of fiber. 50 x 7 is 350, minus the 900, leaves me 550 calories that my body actually uses. I am actually getting more food this way. I could live on 900 calories a day, for a month very easy. It would give me the energy I need to exercise during this time, and I would not feel like I was starving. In fact I would feel very full, cause of all the fiber. Do you see where I am going with this?? So I just had to put the theory to the test. This is day 3 of the plan, and so far I am down 2 pounds. I think it might be a little slower this way than just doing the 500 calories of limited protein and veggies, because with HCG the first week you loose a ton of water. The first time I did HCG, I lost like 13 pounds the first week. Well I am not going to loose a ton of water this time with whats going on in my body right now, so I am good with slower. Slower is better right. In fact anything going down the scale, is better than going up, no matter how slow it is. Also doing it this way, maybe once I get done with the drops, I want gain cause I did not deprive my body of some of the good grain carbs. I am really hoping this works, and if it does, I will let you know either way. I am sort of excited about it to the point where I do not mind doing it. Wish me luck!!! Here is a cereal F Factor that is low in carbs, low in fat, and high in fiber. The F Factor diet works a lot like Fiber 35. The difference is that they focus on low carbs and Fiber 35 focus on low calories. I believe either way would work great. I think it depends on the individual. For me, I do better with low calorie, cause it helps control my fat intake. I tend to eat too much fat on low carb. Anyways, after reading both, I think eating lots of good fiber is the key. I am sure I have blown your mind with all of this, but if you are interested in it, look up HCG diet, which I have posted links on previous post, and also look up Fiber 35 and F Factor. Do some reading for yourself. I get just a little carried away with all of it. I really do realize that I missed my calling in life. I should have been a health nutritionist or something in that field. Only problem is, I have a ton of knowledge, and know what I need to do with it, I just want to figure out the easiest way possible, so that I can have my weight loss and ice cream too!!! LOL!! Surly there is a way to do that!!!