Thursday, September 10, 2009

Living in P4

Well, it has been over a week since I entered P4 and things are seeming to be pretty stable. I had some multi-grain chips at the fair and was okay. Didn't get enough water in so I went up a bit more than usual, but I upped my water and it came right back off.

I had brown rice with chicken stir-fry last night and I did have some peanuts late last night but they usually don't seem to bother me so my weight was hovering at the 2 pound mark, so I'm going to back off of the peanuts when I'm introducing my starches back for a couple of days.

I'm starting a cold and I don't know if that has anything to do with my weight flucuation (getting really close to the 2 pound mark), so I'm trying to get in extra liquids and extra sleep. TOM will be coming in a few days as well, so it is probably a combination of everything together. I'm going to really pump up my water and protein and go easy on the starches for the next couple of days until things come back to normal.

Keep smiling!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Well today is the first day of P4. Things have been pretty hectic at my house getting ready for Fair. And even with all the added stress of getting things ready and late nights, I have not waivered from eating correctly. I have not cheated and it is paying off. I woke this morning at .4 below my LIW. I'll probably start with some croutons on my salad today as my starch and then I'll go from there, or I'll wait until this evening and try some pork-n-beans with my hamburger patty. I didn't buy any wheat buns, because I forgot that I would be in P4, so not a big deal. A little at a time.

I have people asking about the diet and how it works, and there are some when they see the results are all for it and then there are others that are very skeptical. I understand their doubt, as I had it in the beginning to, but after doing a lot of research, I went with my gut feeling and went for it. And I'm glad I did because I'll never look back at those fat pants again. It's thin days awaiting forever.

Keep strong, keep smiling.

Monday, August 31, 2009

P4 Here I come

Well, I've pretty much stablized at about 1.2 pounds over my LIW, which I can totally deal with. I go up and down but not over that 1.2 pounds.

Wednesday, I start on adding back my starches. I'll be at the County Fair with my son for 4-H so I'm not sure what I will eat. We stay down there in our motor home so I'll cook the majority of food there, but I might try a baked potato at the fair and see how I do. I didn't have any problems with potatoes or rice the last time, white bread is a no-no for me. But I can handle sprout grown grains like Ezekiel bread.

I have a ton of things to get done before tomrrow when we check in the animals, so I'll update after Labor Day as to how things are going.

Keep Smiling!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Close but no Steak Day

I had a "No Sugar Added" Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen yesterday and then last night had some Carb Comfort Ice Cream. I was craving ice cream for some reason. And this morning was pushing the 2 pounds above LIW. I was a little nervous, but it is not over so I'm going to go have a chicken salad at lunch, I brought some hard boiled eggs for a snack later today and had two eggs with cheese this morning. I am going to make pork chops and some veggies for dinner, and lay off the extras right now. I didn't get in my 3 liters of water yesterday either, so that could be part of it, so I'll up my water to 3+ liters and see where the scale falls tomorrow.

Well I'm off to lunch. Everyone have a great day and Keep Smiling! Life is good.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Here are a couple recipes that can be used in P3. One is a Chocolate Microwave Cake and the other is a Zucchini Carrot Cake.

Chocolate Microwave Cake:

4 Tlbs coconut flour
4 Tlbs sugar alternative
2 Tlbs cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tlbs milk
3 Tlbs oil
splash of vanilla extract
1 Large Coffee Mug

Mix all dry ingredients in mug, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix. Place in 1000 watt microwave for three (3) minutes. Do not cover mug. Cake will rise over top - do not be alarmed. Let cool and place on plate. Add a little whipped cream to top or carb wise ice cream.

Zucchini Carrot Cake:

1 1/4 C almond flour
2 eggs
1/2 C Oil
2/3 C Spenda
1/2 C plain yougart
1/2 C Vanilla flavored whey protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 C Shredded zucchini
2/4 C shredded carrot

Preheat over to 350.

Whisk eggs until well blended, all all ingredients and mix well. Add zucchini and carrots last.

Coat ring mold or bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and add batter.

Bake for 45 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

3/4 C Heavy Whipping Cream
1 pkg Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 C Splenda
1 tsp vanilla

Whip heavy cream until stiff. In separate bowl beat cream cheese until very smooth, then beat in splenda and vanilla. Mix in heavy cream at lowest speed until smooth. Frost cake.

Hope everyone enjoys the recipes. They are both very good.

P3 Day 13

Well I'm on day 13 of P3 and haven't had to do a steak day. I've been maintaining this round which is really nice. I don't know if my body likes this weight or if I know exactly what to eat to keep it here without any fluculations. Either way, I'm only 1 pound within my LIW which is a good thing. Since over the weekend where there was added food and alcohol temptations. I did have a couple craberry vodka but I made sure to drink plenty of water and I didn't eat anything that I thought might have sugar or any sort of starch. I had some meatballs, veggies, and some articoke/spinach dip.

Everyone kept saying, "oh, have a piece of cake, a little won't hurt you." Then I would explain why I couldn't and then all was good, but then they wanted to know more about the HCG and how I heard about it and how they could get it. With as many people asking about it, I could have started a small business right then and there. LOL!

Well, I'll post in a few days and keep everyone aprised of my journey into P4 for the second time and now for the last time. P4 I can now consider a life time phase. I'm so excited to go back to having a few more normal foods. Potatoes are my down fall but last time I enjoyed them and did fine, so again, everything in moderation. It is weird though that I don't have any cravings for anything. Cooking dinner is hard since I'm not hungry for anything, but when I finally do decide what to cook, it tastes good, I'm just not hungry anymore. I can eat a small portion and feel full and satisified without stuffing myself.

Keep smiling!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hanging in there

Sorry, I haven't posted for a while, but on Thursday night I got very sick and was sick throughout the weekend. I lost 6 pounds from Friday until Sunday morning, not a good thing. I was very dehydrated. So I pumped up my protein (hard to do on a ishy stomach) and started pouring the water in again. I gain back 4 of those pounds on Monday morning which I knew was all water anyways. This morning I work up back at my LIW which is all good. I had a lot of nuts yesterday, so I'm going to back off of those for awhile and stablize out a little more before eating those again, but it was the easiest snack when you don't feel very good.

Other than my being sick, nothing has happened.

I'll check in tomorrow, have a lot to do this week.

Keep smiling.