Thursday, June 18, 2015

HCG Diet - 14 pounds Down

I figured I should update you guys a little. The last time I posted I was only down about 4.6 pounds. Today I am down 14.1 pounds. It's crazy! I've just been sticking with the diet and I feel so good. My body definitely needed this.

In addition to the diet, I'm starting to go the gym again doing weight circuits. I won't try running until I'm in the maintenance phase of the HCG diet. I'm going to definitely start incorporating some yoga into my workouts. I am the most inflexible person I know. It actually hurts for me to bend down on my knees and my hamstrings are super tight.

After the diet my plan is to pick up running again but not as much as I used to. I want to focus on weights.

This weekend we went camping for the first time in forever. As you may or may not know, Texas got a lot of rain in the month of May and our lakes went from 30% full to 80% full.

There's a good and a bad to that story.

The Bad - My Backyard

The Good - Texas Lakes

It was so nice to be back on the lake where I spent so much of my youth. I really wanted to soak in the moment by drinking a beer. But I refrained. It's been 18 days since my last beer. And that says a lot coming from the girl who had at least one drink everyday.

I'm very proud of myself and it helps so much having Drew be so supportive as well. Although, there are some days when he eats chick-fil-a right in front of me. But that's okay. It just proves how much stronger I am now then I was before. I would have suckered down and ate a chicken sandwich about 3 weeks ago. But I'm now at a place where it doesn't bother me as much. Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of cravings (chickfila, pizza, bacon cheese burgers) but in the end, I know whats best for me.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Best Salsa Verde Recipe

I have a different post for yall today! One of my favorite things in the world is Mexican food. And to me, the salsa can make or break the meal. Today I want to share with you all my Salsa Verde recipe that has won the hearts of Drew and all his friends! :)


1 - Pound of tomatillos
1 - Jalapeno
2 - Serrano peppers
2 - Limes (just the juice)
1 - Yellow Onion
1 tbsp - Minced Garlic
1 tsp - Sea Salt
1 tsp -Ground Comino
1 tbsp Chicken Bullion
about 2 cups of water

Place the tomatillos in a pot and fill pot up with water until just covering tops of tomatillos. Cut up your onion, jalapeno, and Serrano peppers into small pieces and place into the boiling water. Add in bullion, lime juice, sea salt, and ground comino. Boil until green tomatillos begin to bust.

Once the tomatillos have bust, place everything including water, into a blender and blend until your desired consistency. I don't have a blender so I just used a small food processor and blended little batches at a time.

You can serve this in a bowl warm or place in refrigerator to cool. Or you can leave it warm and use this to top off your Chicken Enchiladas. Yummmm!

This stuff is seriously delicious. Try It. It's so easy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HCG Diet - Phase 2, Day 2

Things are still looking good over here. I weighed myself this morning and I'm down another 2.6 pounds for a total of 4.6 pounds! Mom lost another 1.6 also. My body and mind feel so much better already. Clean eating really does feel good. 

Yesterday for breakfast I have a grapefruit and sprinkled some stevia on top. Stevia has been my best friend during this diet.

For lunch I had a lemon chicken salad. I had romaine lettuce, red peppers, tomatoes, and mom made a homemade dressing. I also had some melba toast for some crunch.

For my afternoon snack I cut up half of a cucumber and dipped it into fresh salsa. Weird but it worked.

Last nights dinner was super yummy. It was also the first time I've ever used the broiler. I marinated and then pan seared steak and then put it under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Very yummy and flavorful. I had a salad on the side with romaine lettuce, yellow bell pepper, red onion, and a few slivers of tomato. I was really full and satisfied.

Throughout the diet I've been drinking lot's of water and green tea. I've never really been a tea fan but it has helped me a lot during these past two days.

I'm really excited and motivated about this. I think the hardest days might be this weekend when I'll be around people that are drinking but I'm so committed that this shouldn't phase me.

I think I'll make some salsa verde sometime this week. It's super yummy and HCG friendly!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

HCG Diet - Phase 2, Day 1

Happy Tuesday!

I woke up in a great mood this morning. I was definitely not dreading work for once. I feel like I have a ton of energy and I'm ready to conquer the world.

This past weekend was the official start of the HCG Diet. The first two days are called "Fat Loading." You take the HCG drops three times a day and eat full portion servings of high fat foods. Things like eggs, avocado, butter, yogurt, dairy, nuts and seeds are all foods you want to focus on eating during these first two days. This step is very important because the loading phase stocks normal fat cells and prepares the body to burn abnormal fat, which results in fast weight loss.

What foods will I miss the most?
  • Cheese/Queso
  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Pizza 
  • Pasta 
  • Beer
  • Mountain Dew
  • Rice
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Bread/Tortillas

So yesterday was the first day of Phase 2. I took my measurements and weighed myself which I'm not going to share with you guys today, but I will check in to let you know how many pounds have been lost. I'm also not going to measure myself again until the last day. I can't even wait.

For breakfast yesterday, I had an orange and green tea. I started to get hungry around 10:30 which is completely normal. It's only day one. I waited until 11:00 to eat the pot roast and cabbage that I made the night before with 1 serving of Melba toasts. It was super yummy. Once the diet is over I will not weigh out my food so I'm not doing it now. I'm eyeballing my measurements which some might say will hurt you but I don't think it will make too much of a difference. I also had a snack around 3. I had a handful of strawberries and another green tea.

After work I was starting to feel really hungry but it was still too early for dinner. So I started cleaning the house to keep my mind distracted. I think I'm going to have the cleanest house after this diet. :) I ended up making tacos with lettuce as the tortilla. They came out so good and by the end I was full.

When I weighed myself this morning I was down exactly two pounds!! Yay! It's really motivating to see progress like this. My Mom is also doing the diet and she is down 6.2 pounds.