But lotion *did* cause me to gain weight. =( It was the only thing I changed; I applied it twice to my hands in one day, on Friday and on Saturday... well on Saturday I actually didn't weigh because my boys bounced out of bed at 6a.m. and I was so tired that I dragged myself straight to the coffee pot and drank a cup. But when I stepped on the scale after that (and I estimate I drank 6oz of coffee and 6oz of water) I was up a full pound.
Today I weighed in at 142.0, which is great and all, but I was really hoping I'd be back down to 141.6 by today. Oh well, on with the journey.
I've lost 4.8 pounds in the last week and I'll keep at it. But won't be using lotion anymore. ;-) PS: No hard feelings, Matt! :-D
Today I woke up with a headache; partly because I was up at 4 to say good bye to Josh and then took a while to fall back asleep and then up again at 6 with my boys. I think some water will help with that.
I did buy more tea varieties:
I've had the chai and the Black Cherry Berry and they are both very good. My sister is bringing me some licorice tea to try; I personally really like black licorice, so I'm hoping I'll like the tea. I don't know if I'll be able to drink more than a cup a day, but even one will help with my water intake AND keep my tummy full.
I've been struggling the past 4 days or so with being really hungry. I haven't cheated even a little bit (phew!!) but it's hard when my mind keeps going back to food all day. Doesn't help that the books I'm reading describe food in detail, or the fact that I'm making my family good meals. ;-)
I am going to up my HCG drops a bit, as I've heard that's what you're supposed to do if you have the sensation of hunger all the time. You shouldn't feel hungry because you're body should be burning fat; and clearly mine isn't burning it as fast anymore. It has really slowed down the last 3 days. So I'm hoping that more drops + increased water will get this train rolling again.
Other than that, I'm doing well. It's so nice to have Josh here on the weekends, but so hard to see him go. I'm hoping it won't be this way for much longer, but we just don't know how long it will be. For now I'm just taking it a day at a time and not focusing on the future.
I've got 12 days of low calorie left, and I'm really hoping to be down into the 130's by then. 137 or less would be just great! 135 would be even better. ;-)
I hope you all had a good weekend!