Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Rice Puff Treats

Yesterday, my 4 yr old son was wanting to do an activity.  He couldn't decided what to do, so I asked him if he wanted to make a snack for snacktime.  He started jumping up and down so I took that as a yes!  hahahaha

You start out with 2 tbsp of butter.  Put this in a large bowl and put in the microwave until melted (20 sec)
Add orange wilton icing coloring to the melted butter (1/4 tsp), then add a 250g bag of marshmallows to the butter.  Place in microwave for 4 minutes or until fluffed up.  Stir in 6 cups of Rice Puffs (rice krispies) until fully coated.  Now this is the tricky part..... you need to make sure that you have a lot of butter on your hands for this next step.  I gave the kids gloves and had them rub butter on the gloves "just like lotion"
I gave them each a handful of the mixture and they had to squeeze it into a ball and then place it onto the wax paper. Place your finger on top and push down slightly so that you have a place to put your stem (your mini rolo).  For a little added fun, we made some green icing and piped it all over the "pumpkins" so that it looked like vines.  The kids had the most fun with this, I think because they were going crazy with the icing.  Some of the "pumpkins" looked more green than orange.

It was a lot of fun and hopefully we can make this a tradition to do every Halloween.

                                     Happy Halloween!!

I'm 3/4 done my HCG diet!

Tomorrow is the 3/4 mark and so I thought I should write a little about what has been going on.

At half way, I was 167lbs and I was so happy and excited that I had lost so much weight!!

I stalled in my weight loss when I hit 163 lbs.  I was that weight for about a week, so I had to go down to just lettuce and apples for a day and then I started to lose again.  I am at 161 lbs right now and I have a week and a half left.  I really want to lose 10 more lbs.  Wish me luck and a strong will to stay away from all the Halloween candy!

Almost 20 lbs lost!!!  So close to my goal :)


Sunday, October 7, 2012

My progress :)

  I have been sticking to the 500 calories/day and surprisingly I don't feel hungry at all.  I did cheat last night, I had a bite of a cookie that I was giving to the baby.  The only thing about this diet that I am not very fond of is the "no sugars" rule.  I have been eating apples, oranges, and strawberries (the only fruit I can have) to try to get rid of my cravings for sugar.  Last night I just had a weak moment and hopefully I can stay away from sugar for the rest of this month. 

  So now for the reveal of this week's weight lose............  I am down from 180lbs (on tuesday) to 172.5 lbs today.  I am seeing results and loving that my pants are starting to need a belt to stay up. 

  I have really been having fun trying to come up with recipes that I can actually eat.  I cooked 100g of chicken in crushed tomatoes with a little garlic powder, and had cucumbers on the side for lunch yesterday and it was awesome!  Then for supper, I had a 100g steak (salt and pepper for taste) with a salad of romaine, iceberg, spinach, and cucumbers.  I do cheat a little with the salad because I hate salad!!  I dip my fork in fat free Italian dressing and then eat a forkful of salad.  It gives just enough flavor that I can gag the salad down.  LOL! 

  My husband LOVES to cook and bake, but I told him that I will look after myself until I am done this diet.  He looked heartbroken!  I think he likes to show his love for me by making me my favorite breakfasts, lunches, and suppers.  He even asked me if I could have egg whites, which I said yes to last night.  He let me sleep in this morning and made me scrambled egg whites and salsa on top.  I felt really bad, but I had to tell him that I could only have herbal tea in the mornings.  He is the best husband ever, so he just sat down and ate it himself. :) 

More pounds to lose!  Keep me going with your comments :)  Thanks   

Friday, October 5, 2012

My HCG diet Journal!!

   I thought that I would bring you all along for this "ride" in my life.  I decided to do the HCG diet because my mom did it two years ago, lost 25 lbs and has kept it off

This is her before and after!! 

So here is my story. 

   I have had 3 babies.  When I had my first baby, I went back to my pre-baby weight very quickly and I thought that I was just one of the lucky ones who bounces back very quickly.  Man, I couldn't have been more WRONG!!  After I had my third baby, I tried everything to get this extra 20+ lbs to disappear.  Weight watchers, Zumba, step class, spin class, and swimming.  Nothing was working!  I was getting so frustrated.  My last straw was when I saw myself in our new family picture and just about died!!!  I couldn't  believe how fat I looked!!

just before I got married

 me, last weekend! uggg!

    After seeing this picture, I decided that I couldn't look this way anymore!  I talked to my mom and she gave me this website, .  I got some of the drops and started them two days ago. I weighed myself, measured every part of me, and made a chart to track my progress and when I am supposed to take the drops.  I am a very visual person, so this works best to motivate me.

The first two days, you're supposed to eat very fatty foods, getting your fat stores to open so that the drops can do their work and start to break up those fat stores.  On the 3rd day, today, I am then down to a 500 calorie diet and taking the drops 6 times a day.  I will be doing this for 41 days. 

Wish me luck!!