Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 20- Touch each line

weigh in: 173.2 lbs
loss of: 0.0 pounds

Total loss to date:  17.0 pounds

What the hell?!! In 6 days I have only lost 2 pounds (since reaching my 1st 15 lost).    Dieting can suck- whether you chose HCG or any other way to get the pounds off.  You push yourself and walk the line and what do you get sometimes- zilch, a big fat 0!  I can't think of any reason for no loss???  I drank a crap load of water.  I ate on protocol.  I didn't put anything on my face, hands or anything that would halt weight loss.  I drank Smooth Move last night, but nothing yet... maybe that's it?  I am going to test my HCG too...  My very first round of HCG I lost 24 pounds in 23 days- now there are some differences that I am not sure would make such a difference or not:  1) I am on birth control this time.  2) It is winter (summer during my first round)... and freaking cold at that (negative temps).  Your body really does like to keep its insulation in the winter.  3)  Bought my HCG from a different supplier this time?  4)  Maybe your first time is just that, your first time and you really shouldn't compare???  Who knows?!   

Regardless, I am not giving up!  

I was thinking about all those years of early morning basketball practices when it would come time for good ole' conditioning.  That meant among other drills "suicides" and "sweet 16's."  You learned real quick you better touch each damn line or face more torture in your future.  If you cheated or didn't go all the way to each line and bend down to touch each line you ended up having to do more until you got it right.  So, it got to the point I reveled in doing each down and back perfect and faster and faster.  I knew these were for our own good and therefore would pay off in the end.  Even when I had days where my body felt like mush and my mind was even more mushier... persevering and completing the task made me just that much better.  When it seems pointless and like you are spinning your wheels... things are still happening- to make you stronger.  

Okay, so what the heck is my point... keep going... touch each line... push yourself!  

I am going to get through this day, not making any excuses or justifications.  Tomorrow morning I am going to get on the scale again and if there is still no movement downwards I am going to do it all again!  I will be half way done with 46 days on Saturday.  At that time I will reevaluate and move on from there.  4 more days (today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) to reach line one.  I can do it!   

P.S. Thank you all so very much for the comments on the below post!  You all are so wonderful!  I said I wasn't going to share those pictures until I was very, very far from my before pictures... but it really does give me motivation and inspiration!  And, besides I post my weight so why not pictures to go along. lol!       


  1. I am on my first round, but I have heard from a lot of people that the second round is notorious for slow losses. Most people say they see the biggest difference in inches rather than pounds on that second go. Good luck with it, and thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Great comparison! I remember years of suicides and if only I had the drive and determination now as I did back then to succeed. I'm going to keep that in the back of my mind and remember it when I get frustrated at the scale!!

    Keep up the great work and your reward bound to show up!!

  3. Just started following you. hi
    I myself DO believe the first round will be your best round. I feel like from everyone I've followed, that is true. But I love your determination.

  4. I am having the same issue - no loss, but as you say, keep doing what we are supposed to and perseverance will pay off! Good luck to you and here's to a decent loss for us both tomorrow!

  5. You're doing a GREAT job! I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work and keep up the positive attitude :)