Nov 3, 2010

My Christmas Story - A Little Early but Actually 23 Years Overdue!

I've got a funny and very cool story to tell you of something that happened to me recently.

A few weeks ago, (Oct. 14), I was meeting with my Coach. We were catching up and I mentioned that I had an issue that I wanted to work on as it was getting worse every year.

Issue was, I hated Christmas! I know. I never use that "h" word but here I was using it.

As I explained, I was at a point where I had roped my niece and nephew into coming over on the pretense of helping Aunt Glenda decorate. I had given all my wrapping paper and ribbon away to my Mom and my Daughter and would only throw the obligatory presents in bags and cover with tissue. The last 3 years my Mother and my Sister couldn't stand it and had resorted to putting my Christmas tree up and then I was stuck with having to take it down and put it away.

I hadn't always been like this I said, it had happened I guess over the 20 year relationship that I'd had with a fellow that despised the holiday season and we'd fight leading up to it and for a few months after when the bills came in. You see he was raised in a home where it was a good year when he received a comb and a pair of socks because most years he didn't get anything.

I remembered loving Christmas, my Mom would lock herself away downstairs, with Elvis singing Blue Christmas, and draw and decorate with sparkles our presents...they were beautiful. Later when I was a single Mother, each mid November I put out a decoration, then a couple of days later another, and then another, building the anticipation and excitement for me and my daughter.

Well my Coach proceeded to do a technique with me called Linguistic Parts Integration which I teach to my students and utilize with my clients.

When done she asks me how I feel about Christmas now, I answered, "I won't know until I go and do something."

I know that you'll never know how something is going to feel until you just go and do it.

Well two days later I was at the mall and happened by the Bowring store. I spied a silver and crystal sparkling sleigh (table centerpiece). Checked the price and said excitedly, "I'll take two!"

So my girlfriend comes over for supper, I tell her my Christmas story and I proudly show off my sleigh and then said wait, (I go down into the basement) I want to show you some of my stuff.

The next thing I know, I'm bringing up all these buckets and buckets of Christmas paraphernalia - and I'm getting my friend to put all the batteries in "Santa and the Skaters" and the "Carousel" the "Gumdrop House", etc., we went through 36 AA and AAA's!

I said to her, I can't believe I'm doing this, it's not even Halloween yet, this is crazy! We laughed!

Linguistic Parts Integration is a very powerful tool and is believed to be one of the most powerful of the Neuro Linguistic Programming tools.

So what is Parts Integration?

It is a linguistic inductive process and a chunk up technique, used with clients that have a particular difficult conflict at the unconscious level.

All problems are contained in a "part" and all parts are part of the unconscious mind that have become functionally detached from the rest of the nervous system and they block the flow of neuro network information, which causes incongruency.

In a nutshell, when you hear yourself or someone else say, "well, part of me really wants to do blank and part of me wants to do the opposite of blank". There's a behaviour conflict at the unconscious level, an incongruent behaviour.

Have you ever found yourself postponing decisions because one part within you says yes and another part, which may be self-doubt or fear, keeps you from actually doing anything?

It uses a lot of energy to try and resolve our inner conflict or just try to keep and maintain a balance in our lives. It can drain us an stress us out.

Behaviour that is incongruent can hold you back from reaching your full potential.

Parts Integration is a scripted process which essentially separates intention from behaviour and by getting the parts to realize that they both always had the same highest intention, allows the previously conflicted part to merge back into the wholeness inside and conflict resolved.

The process from start to finish can be as short at 5 and as long as 15 minutes! Pain and drama-free.

So what if you could simply get rid of all the conflicts and put that extra energy into getting your goals!

Cheers to Your Health!

Oct 3, 2010

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."

Thomas Jefferson
Third US President

Isn't it funny, how the simplest job can turn into an "Ah-ha"!

This afternoon while cutting the grass I decided to cut it on the diagonal and after the first pass, it was crookeder' (yep that's a word I just made up) than a dog's hind leg!

Giggling to myself, I thought, wow what happened there. So I made another pass halfway down the centre of the first trying to straighten it out. Ok. Next pass, ended up just as crooked as the first.

Alright, what's going on I ask myself? Then I realize that I've been focusing on the ground just in front of the wheels of the lawn mower and think, that's what's going on - just like goal setting, you need to keep your eyes focused on the end result and course correct as needed.

We teach about goal setting in our weekend events, which is drastically different than the usual malarkey. I know, as I've been an unsatisfied participant at more than one of those in my time.

What I love about our S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, is that it actually works!

Why not bring your passions into reality by reconnecting to them; make more money, have better health, better relationships?

We assist each person in determining what they truly want to achieve; in the one area of their life that's most out of alignment and that when they get their goal, it will have the biggest impact.

S: Specific, Simple
M: Measurable, Meaningful to You
A: As if now, Achievable, All areas of Your Life
R: Realistic, Responsible/Ecological
T: Timed, Toward What You Want

Making sure that is stated simply, achievable while being a stretch, that it's good for them, that it has action steps in it and it has a date stamp on it. Together we quantum charge it and put it in the persons timeline.

It's always rewarding to hear back from our participants that because of our trainings they achieved their goals and in the process their lives changed for the better!

Love what I do....

Cheers to Your Health!

Aug 17, 2010

"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are.

If you're friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too."
Dr. David Hawkins
Internationally renowned Psychiatrist, Physician and Author

The Steak Day & Raw Tomato! 180 lb. (-4 lb)

Well that certainly worked and corrected the + 1 lb, in fact it took 3 more pounds with it :)

Every day you can make the choice of what you want to attract…whether it’s health, security, or happiness. You make these choices with your given attitude, thoughts, and actions. Therefore your own self is always one of your most powerful healing tools!

What will you choose today!

Cheers to Your Health!

Aug 16, 2010

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Ben Stein - Attorney, Author, Actor and Commentator

Maintenance Phase 'til Sept 1

184 lb I'm over the 2 lb limit, so here comes the "Steak Day"

The following is from Dr. Simeons Book "Pounds & Inches":

As long as their weight stays within two pounds of the weight reached on the day of the last HCG Drops, patients should take no notice of any increase but the moment the scale goes beyond two pounds, even if this is only a few ounces, they must on that same day entirely skip breakfast and lunch but take plenty to drink. In the evening they must eat a huge steak with only an apple or a raw tomato. Of course this rule applies only to the morning weight. Ex-obese patients should never check their weight during the day, as there may be wide fluctuations and these are merely alarming and confusing. It is of utmost importance that the meal is skipped on the same day as the scale registers an increase of more than two pounds and that missing the meals is not postponed until the following day. If a meal is skipped on the day in which a gain is registered in the morning this brings about an immediate drop of often over a pound. But if the skipping of the meal - and skipping means literally skipping, not just having a light meal - is postponed the phenomenon does not occur and several days of strict dieting may be necessary to correct the situation.

Ok! I'm deciding that I'll do the Steak Day to correct the weight gain of 3 lbs.

I haven't done this before. There was one day, which I wrote about on July 25, where I missed the opportunity to utilize the Steak Day.

So for today, it's tons' of tea and water 'til supper.

Realizing that you design your life by your thoughts, expectations and desires, how would you feel about it sounding better than ever and looking so bright and beautiful, now?

Cheers to Your Health!

Aug 10, 2010

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." Jesse Stuart

180.5 lb Steady as she goes!

Just back from 6 days in the States and did my best to follow the program.

There's nothing that can hold a candle to Neuro Linguistic Programming and Time Line Therapy (TM) for permanent change.

That's one of the reasons that I love what I do, assisting people in making change so that they get the results that they want, whether it's in Career, Relationship, Finance, Personal Growth, you name it.

Do you want quick and permanent transformation in your life, now?

Cheers to Your Health!

Aug 4, 2010

Stable #20 - "I live by this credo: Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me

out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough."
Red Skelton 1913 - 1997

Stable Day #20 - 178.5 lb (-2.5 from weight set point)

Oops! I'm 0.5 under the 2 lb limit of either 2 lb above 181 or 2 lb below. I didn't eat enough yesterday obviously.

Was up at the cottage Fri to Mon where we had a 50th BD bash for my brothers Jeff & Jamie. Lots of eating and laughs. Not everything on the menu was allowed for me but I was able to pick and choose from the mountains of food being served.

I had very supportive and positive feedback from my family in regards to my weight loss success and this blog. A comment was made about not quite understanding the lingo, such as NLP and HCG.

Will do better to be clearer and to add complete pages for each of these.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP): NLP is a model of communication – how we communicate to self and others – and how that communication creates and affects our behaviour.

As a study, it is a synthesis of cognitive and behavioural philosophies which focus on the information coming in through the neurology (cognitive) and the programs we run inside our heads to produce the behaviours (behavioural) we do.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG): HCG is a polypeptide protein that exists in every tissue in the human body in tiny amounts. When a woman becomes pregnant her body produces high quantities of this which aides in supplying nutrition for the baby.

HCG helps break down and mobilize "abnormal fat" cells so they can be used by your body for energy and appetite suppression during the very low calorie (VLCD) phase of the diet.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 27, 2010

Stable #12 - "One difference between successful people and all the rest is that successful people take action."

Bob Proctor Speaker and Author

Stabilization Day #12 - 181 lb
(July 16 - Aug 5)

Check out my latest photo showing my new weight.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 25, 2010

Stable #10 - "Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them."

Booker T. Washington
1856 - 1915 Educator & Writer

Stabilization Day #10 - 181 lb
(July 16 - Aug 5)

Well I came home late Fri night, weighed in yesterday a.m. and was 184 after a week of no scales, chaos and running around-I'd say I did very well. Only up 3.

The idea is to stay within 2 up or down from the end weight, in my case, 181. They suggest a "Steak Day" which I could've done yesterday but didn't remember that fact until after I'd had breakfast-lol.

It's funny but I really want to continue on my mission, to lose approximately another 40 lb but need to wait at least 6 weeks in between each round of HCG.

The reason being is that you "Stabilize" for the 1st 3 weeks, increasing your caloric intake, to allow your body to let you know where your new weight set point is. You want to set a healthy metabolism. Your body is also getting rid of any HCG in it.

Then the 2nd 3 weeks is "Maintenance", where you slowly add in other foods, weighing every day and they suggest using the steak day when necessary.

As in all proper goal setting, when you achieve one, you set another. I've planned my next round, which will be for 23 days based on the other information that I acquired recently.

That would make it Aug. 26 - Sept. 20.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 18, 2010

#44 - "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."

George Halas
Ball player, coach and founder of the Chicago Bears

#44 - Stabilization Phase - July 16 - Aug 5

Had a family emergency and had to take off up north to look after my Mom. Who's going to be ok, thank goodness but is in a lot of pain with her chest infection and two broken ribs!

In my haste, I forgot my scales at home. So will have to do my best 'til I get back to increase my caloric intake to around 1200 but maintain what I was two days ago. I know, good luck without my scales.

If you feel you have excess pounds you'd like to shed, I ask, "do you really want to get rid of it now?"

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 16, 2010

#42 - "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

#42 - 181 lb (same) total this phase -18.5, Grand total -33 lb!

Well, I would say I'm on a plateau. That and to speak of a delicate subject, you must make sure that your body does what it's supposed to do every day and pass waste. That's why in the program it states to have a natural laxative tea every other day.

Today I decided to start Stabilization Phase so no more HCG drops. As well, today and tomorrow still only 500 cal.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 15, 2010

#41 - "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and hitting our mark."


#41 - 181 lb (same?)

The only think I can figure is that I had 4 oz of steak for lunch-2 days in a row.

Funny thing is, is that I rarely eat red meat and in the 1st round of HCG, not once.

Have been working furiously on putting programs together for those who wish to follow my lead, now that I'm convinced that the HCG works. I'll combine it with my NLP Coaching tools and techniques that guarantee results are permanent.

HCG will reduce the weight quickly but without NLP Coaching I would guesstimate that the weight will come back on eventually because you haven't addressed the "why" you're overweight.

NLP always finds out the "why" and the "how" of your issue. Then once we know these in the context of your weight issue, we can address the strategies and behaviours that run, for the most part, out of your awareness. We eliminate the sabotage strategies/behaviour and then adjust and tune the rest for your success.

Cheers to Your Health!

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)

Jul 14, 2010

#40 - "Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your mind. Put your whole soul to it.

Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic, and faithful and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 - 1882 Essayist, Philosopher and Poet

#40 - 181 (-2) total -18.5 lb

Was going to make this my last day and I've changed my mind.

I want to get into the next level...the 170's!

These have been my mini goals, the 190's, the 180's...

Then I can stabilize there until I decide what I'm going to do next.

This other supplier that I found does her program a little different than the one that I've been on. One of the biggest differences I saw was that they allowed a Melba toast or Breadstick @20 cals worth per meal. Didn't have that on mine. I find that odd since one of the main ideas is that you're supposed to be off sugars and carbs for the duration of the program.

I'm thinking that I may do another round and I'll follow this other program's directions to see which one I like the best.

You know it's like making a cake. The first time you follow the recipe exactly. Then you play with it to see how you can make it better. That's that Values Level 5 in me!

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 13, 2010

#39 - "Each indecision brings it's own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do, or think you can do, begin it.

For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1749 - 1832 Poet, Novelist, and Scientist

#39 - 183 lb (+2.5)

Silly, silly. Ate some of the BD supper that I made for my daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

You know, not only does it set me back from my goal and I lose the time but I also feel very yucky.

Goes to show ya the effects of what too rich food can have on the body-specially when you're not used to it.

And oddly enough, I actually was looking forward to eating properly today....whoa what a different perspective - and I have -lol

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 12, 2010

#38 - "Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."

Thomas Carlyle
1795 - 1881
Philosopher and Author

#38 - 180.5 (+0.5) total -19 lb

Strange happenings yesterday.

As I said I assisted this past w/e at a very transformational event.

Yesterday at lunch, all of a sudden I felt weak, dizzy and nauseous. I was running around cooking my lunch and dinner on the BBQ, checking on the pool, watering the dry gardens, etc. all within an hour!

Normally that kind of activity for me is not an iss (I've always been like the ever ready energizer bunny) but I've come to recognize and realize to watch my VLF (Vital Life Force energy) when Training during this protocol. They say in the HCG instructions "no strenuous exercise but can do cardio" and "that it's best if your life is not high stress".

Well, it's not that the training is stressful for me or the participants because it's actually really fun but...for me it's high energy!

I hadn't noticed that this protocol was affecting my energy that much but it makes sense.

Learning's, learning's, learning's...

It's All Good!

As I said the other day, I've been in contact with another company in the States and have been reading their literature that they provide with the HCG and I've decided to make this Wednesday, Day #40 the end of this round for me based on my crazy schedule for the next 2 weeks. And I'm pretty much finished my NLP Health Breakthrough - probably will have one more visit to check in and do any other touch ups on my Strategies or any Limiting Beliefs that I may come across that are non-supportive to my Health. :)

That means that on Thursday and Friday I'll continue to eat 500 calories but no more HCG. I'll start the Stabilization Phase for the following 21 days (3 weeks).

Stabilization Phase:
You are allowed to eat basically whatever you want from the "allowed" list (which you've been eating from) but still within this phase starch and sugar-free!! If you start out with the idea that you've been eating 500 cal/day and test your body with maybe 1500 cal, if you drop a pound then you need to add more calories. This is what I found in late March after I'd finished Round 1. The idea is to increase your calories to allow your body to let you know where your new weight set point is. This new weight set point will also be reset in the hypothalamus. It is stressed not to gain 2 pounds or lose 2 pounds.

You refrain from continual weight loss! It is very important to eat All meals. You want to set a healthy metabolism and as each person is different, you need to see which foods work for you without weight gain and adjust accordingly.

Eat 5-6 times a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 snacks - this keeps the metabolism moving.

If you exercise more you will have to take in more calories to sustain your weight. You have to listen to your body.

During stabilization, oils are allowed, but use in moderation remembering to use the heart healthy fats. You can have protein including eggs, fruit, and vegetables (off the list-corn, potato, corn, peas, yams, summer squash and pumpkin or any other starch vegetable). Cheese and milk are acceptable within moderation but be careful of yogurt. Most brands contain added sugar (low fat dairy products are recommended).

Check labels, weigh yourself daily.

Now here's an interesting "To Do":

Remember you should never lose or gain more than 2 pounds. If you go up 2 pounds do a steak day.!

Steak Day: To do a two pound recovery, abstain from all food until the evening meal when you are allowed a large steak cooked in oil or butter and one apple or tomato.


Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 11, 2010

#37 - "Maybe you can't change the whole world, but if you have love in your heart you can make small differences every day,

which really does change the world, one life at a time."

Kristina Koncz
Customer Experience Specialist

#37 - 180 (-1.5) total -19.5 lb

No time to chat, gotta run to day 2 of transformational weekend training!

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 10, 2010

#36 - "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

Judy Garland

#36 - 181.5 (-1.5) total -18 lb

Well not much time this a.m. - am off to assist my friend with her transformational w/e event.

Have packed and prepared all my meals for the day.

Remember organization is the key!

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 9, 2010

#35 - "High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly, and move into action immediately.

Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true."
Robert H. Schuller
Televangelist, Pastor and Author

#35 - 183 (-1.5) total -16.5 lb

Well I'm on the homestretch now...10 days to go! Then 3 weeks of Stabilization. I'll pay attention and read fine print this time.

I think I'm going to create a "Lessons Learned" page. Then I'm going to add this one to it, and I may have mentioned this before but; take into consideration seasonality-such as planned holidays, long weekends, etc.

I just came across some addn'l info today via a new HCG contact that I've made in the States who quotes from Dr. Simeon's book about "Taking a Break Because of Unforeseen Interruptions", e.g. knowing beforehand that you will have to travel and be absent for more than four days, he suggests it is always better to stop the drops 3 days before hand and continue with the 500 cal for those 3 days.

He continues, "this saves them from the almost impossible task of having to arrange the 500 calorie diet while en route, and he can thus enjoy a much greater dietary freedom from the day of their departure. Only caveat is interruptions should only happen after 7-10 days of being on the program, otherwise some weight is liable to be regained. After 7-10 days an unavoidable interruption is merely a loss of time. Hmmmmm - very interesting. I shall take that under advisement.

I've figured out how to go out to lunch or dinner with friends and stay "on". Order a green salad with 1/2 lemon on the side, grilled chicken breast, water/mineral water, green tea/black coffee/espresso.

May sound plain but you'll be amazed at how "clean" your palette becomes-which in my books is a good thing. Then you're not so tempted to go back at those greasy, creamy high fat, calorie and carb meals.

I remember ordering a small Caesar salad at this restaurant in Newmarket that's famous for them and although first few bites tasted good, my stomach started to get really upset and I never finished it - I actually thought I was going to see it again, same happened with their Greek salad.

Also, at home I have on hand herbs and organic sea salt herb mixes that I grind on top of my salad to give it a twist.

Must tell you quickly, I went to the Mall quickly this a.m. as I needed some smaller clothes! Wow now doesn't that sound great! It sure felt great.

It's funny how some clothes are a smaller fit than others but I was thinking to myself today as I was fitting into size 14 and size 12 tops and slacks...if this is what I fit into at 183, should I choose to keep going 'til 140, what the heck size am I really?

I always thought maybe I was a 10/12, because when I was in my early 20's I remembered buying 10. But now I'm not so sure...

From Feb'10 I had set the target of 140 and just figured I'd see and feel what was the healthiest for me-might be less, might be more.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 8, 2010

#34 - "Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young."

Paul McCartney

#34 - 184.5 (-1) Total -15 lb

Speaking of imagination, that's what I tell my clients when we're working with Time Line Therapy TM (TLT), all they need to do is be able to take direction and have an active imagination, as it's actually their unconscious mind that's doing all the work anyway.

TLT was developed in around 1986 by Dr. Tad James and who co-wrote the book "Time Line Therapy and The Basis of Personality" in '88 with Wyatt Woodsmall-what a wealth of information!

TLT allows me to assist clients in eliminating negative emotions, limiting beliefs, limiting decisions and phobias, each in 15 min. or less...permanently. Compared to traditional therapy where the ratio is 1:1, you have to essentially talk about your problem for as long as you have had the problem and you may never get resolution.

TLT is simple and quick and it also increases the amount of energy and emotional resources in a person.

As Dr. James explains, an individuals' personality can become blocked due to unreleased negative emotions like anger, fear, sadness and guilt as well as long forgotten limiting decisions.

I am sure you must've had the experience of feeling less energetic when you were feeling sad or upset. And all of us, have certainly made limiting decisions in our lives when we thought we couldn't do something but later on discovered that we had abilities and resources that we previously thought were lacking.

TLT is a simple communications technique that's elegant, quick and efficient.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 7, 2010

#33 - "A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs; jolted by every pebble in the road."

Henry Ward Beecher
1813 - 1887 Preacher and Abolitionist

#33 - 185.5 lb (-5.5) Total -14 lb Body Fat 41%

OK, well I figured out the body fat discrepancy. Last day at the cottage my sister-in-law tried out my fancy scales and changed my settings to "male"-lol

Interesting that gender would make that much of a difference in body fat.

I'll have to ask her what the scales said about her :)

Gotta get to the store today and get my supply of grapefruit, berries, greens, etc. Ended up having an apple for bk - which is ok.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jul 6, 2010

#32 - "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth." Benjamin Disraeli

#32 - 191 (+4.5) Total -8.5 lb

Gave back the 5.5 lb that I'd lost last week these past 5 days at the cottage. Think I'd better stick to shorter trips, less challenging.

And as much as it's disappointing, to go backwards, I'm actually quite pleased that I managed to stick to the program as much as I did.

Another note to self: Seasonality appears to be an issue when arranging to do the protocol. Therefore schedule it around vacation etc. if you can and you'll achieve better results.

A friend of mine said a few weeks ago that she was interested in doing the program but not until she got back home in August from the cottage - good plan!

Day #30 was a measurement day (you take measurements when you start and every 10 days), results were decrease of 0" in a couple of spots and from 1/4" to 2" in the rest-pretty good.

A strange result this a.m. was 34.5% Body Fat, down 5% in one day. I'm wondering if my scales need a new 9 volt. I'll wait and see what happens tomorrow a.m.

Cheers to Your Health!

Jun 30, 2010

#26 - "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

Harvey Fierstein

#26 - 185.5 (-1.5) Total -14 lb

Feelin' pretty tired today. Was a little yesterday but more so today.

Although I haven't done anything physically strenuous in the last couple days, I've been spending long hours on building my business. It's all good though :)

With HCG they tell you not to do overly strenuous activities and I've noticed that when I cut all the grass, a few days ago, in one go (45 min) during 30C heat, that it knocked the energy out of me!

Of all the different protocols/diets/weight loss programs that I've done, never had one say to only do moderate exercise - like walking!

I used to detest exercise, in any form...that is until I mentioned in a previous blog working with my NLP Coach and she discovered I didn't have a Strategy for Health and exercise and put one in. What a difference...I soooo enjoy walking now and when I can't I feel disappointed-like I'm missing my treat for the day! Pretty cool, don't you think?

Cheers to Your Health!


Jun 29, 2010

#24 + #25 - "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,

but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Buddha

#24 - 189 same (bit of a plateau I guess)

#25 - 187 (-2)

OK, so the long story short here is that if you choose to divert from the program, even for just an evening, it can take you up to 4 days to get back to where you were!

Think about it, Jun 25 was 187.5, today finally back down 187. Total so far in 25 days is -12.5 lb - which is great (avg .5 lb per day) in such a short period of time but...

Is it really worth it to cheat? Was it really worth it to stray. In my books, nope.

This program is only for 45 days and then 3-6 weeks of maintenance (to reset your weight point).

There's also a shorter program that runs for 26 days and then maintenance.

If after your program you want to reduce more, you must remain in the maintenance phase for 6 weeks, then start again with Phase I. This prevents the body from building immunity to HCG.

So Buddha; I've learnt from the past and have let that go, have my goal for the future and am aware of the pitfalls and am choosing to live in the present with passion.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 27, 2010

#23 - "Imagine what you would be If you were all that you really are." Philip Sedgewick - Astrologer

#23 - 189 (+1.5)

Most definitely accounts for the evening out with my one of my best friends on Fri. night - went to see Trouper and Colin James - great concert. 2 small glasses of red wine, 2 handfuls of cheesy pretzels, bruschetta and a handful of penne aribiatta.

Back to the drawing board.

This quote reminds me of one of our Presuppositions of NLP - convenient assumptions, beliefs that we adopt.

"A person's behaviour is not who they are." The person is not their behaviour. We are all more than our behaviours.

In NLP coaching it this belief that allows us to accept the person and change the behaviour. We also don't believe in labels. We see every person as magnificent and we assist them in actualizing that magnificence. Whatever the behaviour you can conceive, you know that you're more than that behaviour, don't you? And I think you knew that already didn't you. :)

If I asked you who you are, you might answer, I'm an admin assistant, a nurse, a clerk, a doctor, but that's just your behaviour, it's not who you really are.

So in NLP be believe that people are more than their behaviours.

We teach all about the 14 Presuppositions in the accelerated week long NLP training - we have one coming up in September in Newmarket, Ontario.

Before that you might like to check out the weekend event July 11/12 that will give you a good taste of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy (TM) and Hypnosis - very transformational.

The event usually costs $350 a person but as I'm an affiliate of the company I have been given 5 seats at only $75 each! Pretty amazing.

If you send me an email that you're interested I'll hook you up with all the details and you decide.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 25, 2010

#21 - "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" Sydney J. Harris -was an American Journalist

#21 - 187.5 (-.5) To Date -26.5

There's a self limiting belief if I ever heard one. (TLT would blow that out)

The other response I give to someone that says that quote "Life is hard", is "Don't make it any easier than you have to, in order for you to find the value in it." People usually respond with, "what?" and then say, "right" and laugh.

I read the following today: "If you have your health, you aren't fighting in a war, and your family bond is close, you should count your blessings daily. Because every life presents such an incredible opportunity to grow, learn, share, laugh and love."

How true...we just need to notice those opportunities...

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 24, 2010

#20 - "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

#20 - 188 (down 1.5), B.F. 40.5 (down 1) Total -26 lb...we're on a roll :)

Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
French classical author, a contemporary of Descartes, who is best known for his maximes, epigrams expressing a harsh or paradoxical truth in the briefest manner possible. A cynical observer of Louis XIV's court, La Rochefoucauld mostly saw selfishness, hypocrisy, and weakness in general in human behavior. With his independent way of thinking he was also one of the intellectual forefathers of the Enlightenment. La Rochefoucauld's insights have influenced amongst others Lord Chesterfield, Thomas Hardy, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stendhal, and André Gide.

I love this guys quote. I looked him up and he was quite the character. He had a rough life and even though he was quite cynical and lived his life on the "Effect" side of the equation (where most of society lives), he was still able to make lemonade out of the lemons that he thought life had dealt him with his many writings and published works.

I teach in my 1 on 1 coaching and in my workshops about "Cause and Effect". To be empowered you need to chose to live on the "Cause" side of the equation. Meaning that you're accountable and responsible for where you are and aren't in your life. Accepting that your life is a result of the choices that you made and didn't make up until this point. Being at "Effect" essentially, is to blame everyone else for your lot in life, even why you did or didn't become the person you really wanted to be, like Francois. When you're at "Effect", you totally give your power away.

I do my best to live my life from the "Cause" side and find it very freeing.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 23, 2010

#19 - "Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression...

The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself." Olga Korbut Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnast

#19 - 189.5 (down 3), B.F. 41.5 same

Yep, that was it. I had been eating too much protein at lunch and dinner! See the difference 1-3 oz extra was making? Wow!

Had another appointment with my NLP Coach today - keeping me on track, tweaking and eliminating any limiting beliefs in order to support me unconsciously in the conscious changes that I continue to make.

I'd better explain that for those who are not in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy TM and Hypnosis.

Did you know that all Learning, Behaviour and Change happens at the unconscious level.

Have you ever tried to change a behaviour consciously, it takes forever. That's because your unconscious mind (domain of our emotions, feelings and drives our behaviour) is the goal getter and your conscious mind (thinking, logical and analytical) is the goal setter.

So you're thinking (conscious mind) that you want to change a habit but unbeknown to you there's a program running in the unconscious mind that disagrees, you will be unsuccessful in changing it permanently.

That's why I love my work so much, with my many quick, easy and fun tools/techniques, I'm able to assist my clients in making the changes that they want to make at the unconscious level so that they are permanent.

Lots more on that subject of your unconscious mind at my workshops.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 22, 2010

#18 - "Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It's the end you're after." Anthony Robbins

#18 - 193 (up 2), B.F. 41.5 (down .5)

Wow, how appropriate is this quote for me today!

I'll admit I must've been having a man moment this time around and decided not to re-read the instruction booklet, specially in regards to portion size.

Long story short, it appears that I've been consuming 1-3 oz more protein at each meal! (4-5 oz, not 6-8 oz) Yikes!!! Glad I realized this now, rather than at day 45.

Well that would explain a lot, especially the weight loss not being as much as I would've figured by this point

Back to the drawing board...

I'm certainly learning a lot that I continue to work into my programs to make sure that my clients achieve their results. The difference that I make as a Coach offering these programs, is that not only have I lived this and learnt from it but I have combined the HCG with NLP to guarantee the success is permanent.

We can guarantee our results with NLP Coaching because everyone always achieves their results. I knew that I would achieve my weight loss goal with NLP, regardless of HCG, and I, like everybody else, just wanted the visible results faster :)

Cheers to Your Health,

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)

Jun 21, 2010

Day #17 - "Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.When you do a thing, do it with all your mind.Put your whole soul to it...

Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882 Essayist, Philosopher and Poet

#17 - 191.5, 42% Body Fat

Remember I said organization is very important. Well today on the way home from the cottage (takes me 2 1/2 hrs.)I knew I was going to be late for supper-not good.

Thought about stopping at Wendy's for a grilled chicken and could throw the bun away but I still need my greens-not like I can eat a salad while driving. Decided against that. Thought I'd stop at Cosco and get my chicken there (it's so much more inexpensive) even though you're supposed to have organic and just throw it on the BBQ when home.

I had drank all the water I brought with me for the ride, took one, should've taken at least 2 bottles. Again, I'd thought about driving through Tim's and get a water and a Green Tea...but didn't. Hindsight's always 20/20. Make note.

So the same thing happened that happened before (Day #13), I get home, I'm so hungry I'm almost sick to my stomach, it's after 8, I drink a glass of water but it's not good enough. If you don't eat when you're supposed to and let yourself get too hungry then look out! You can just imagine what I heard myself saying...

I was at the cottage 2 days, Sat. indulged in a few glasses of wine and because no supper 'til late, I got into some snacks! Cost me 2 lb. by Sunday a.m. and I felt yucky. Terrible headache and upset stomach, wasn't such a good idea after all. The rest of the time ate what I should and on time - I actually cooked both proteins at lunch so that I could have my supper at "my time". Therefore, as of today, I'm back down the 2 to 191.5, strange thing the BF went up by .5 so I'm wondering if my Sea Bass was too big. Think I'll stay away from that for now.

On the flip side, I'm pretty pleased that I was on my game more than I was off. In the past, whatever program I was on before I went to the cottage, went down the drain the whole time there. In fact, when I chose to have the wine and snacks it was a conscious choice, thanks to the tools and techniques of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and TLT (Time Line Therapy TM).

I remember 2 years ago, before my daughter got married I had been "consciously" trying to lose weight and I just seemed to be getting bigger, so out of desperation one day, Feb. '07, on the way home from work I went to L.A. Weight loss and signed up. It cost me around $1300, ($600 for me to go and get weighed in 1-3 times a week, $400 for bars that were supposed to kill your appetite.) Over the next 5 months, I think I reduced in total 8 lb. and then it just went back on plus more!

Anybody, like me, who's been challenged with weight issues probably has a few of these stories in their back pocket, I know I certainly do.

NLP & TLT are the tools that make the difference. How? By creating the permanent changes you want to make in your life - quickly, easily and effortlessly!

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 19, 2010

Day #15 "Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you're ready or not to put it into action." Napoleon Hill

Day #15 - 191lb (down 1/2), Body Fat 41.5 (same) - Total so far: 8 1/2lb

Well as I said before the plan and preparation is the key.

Am going to the cottage for a day or two and the truck is loaded. lol

I've got my supply of grapefruit, berries, spinach, arugula, apples, fish, chicken, teas, HCG drops, B12 drops, my tracking book and my bathroom scale!

Although it is my intention to do my best, the wagon may tip a little bit...hopefully not

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 18, 2010

Day #14 "The important thing is not to be afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is not to try...

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." - Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Day #14 - 191.5 same as yesterday, Body Fat 41.5 (down 1.5)

I'd like to adjust the quote and change the word "try" to "attempt it". In my vocab "try" equals "fail".

For example, ever try and pick up a pencil say off the table, go ahead, pick it up. You either pick it up or you don't. Same as you ask a friend if they'd like to come over on the w/e for a visit and they say, "I'll try", you might as well say, OK well I won't be expecting you then.

Here's my question, when was the last time you heard yourself say "try" in a sentence. Picture what was going on. Did you do it or not? If you didn't, I bet you had no intention to when you said "I'll try".

I use the expression "do your best", useful when asking a child or a person to attempt something, especially new.

So in regards to this protocol, I'm doing my best to stay on the straight and narrow.

It's especially challenging when life throws you a curve ball, little or big, like it did me yesterday. You need to be prepared for the unexpected.

You'll find that you want to cheat. NLP teaches up that under stress we tend to want to revert to our old ways. When you realize/recognize that you're leaning that way stop, be still for just a second or two and ask yourself, ok, do I really want to throw away all those good feelings, all the happy sounds and seeing those successes on the morning scales and in the mirror? If the anwer is no, then if you're like me, I quickly swig back a glass of water and put the kettle on for a nice comforting cup of green tea. Focus on the end result.

Also I remind myself, "If you cheat you're only cheating yourself!"

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 17, 2010

"Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't." Mignon McLaughlin

Day #13 - up 1 (191.5) up 1% body fat-ouch

I don't know why but I somehow thought that rainbow trout was allowed. If in doubt, check the list, which I did this a.m., it's not. Only fresh white fish, sole, flounder, veal, lobster, crab, shrimp, halibut, 3 egg whites (daily), wild chilean sea bass, turkey, chicken breast or beef (limited) - all organic (Hormone and additive free).

I've also learnt that when going out for lunch, order the following: cooked chicken breast, salad greens, 1/2 lemon. Just keeps it simple, yes I know repetitive but it's only for 26 or 45 days.

The HCG programs can be as short as 26 days or as long as 45 days.

Everyone is different, and everyone will have different results.

Some people will lose 9lbs their first week and only 2lbs their second week; while others will lose 4lbs both the first and second week. Everyone slows down at some point and will usually hit a plateau.

By following the specific program outlined, you will lose weight safely and rapidly from the areas of the body that contain stored abnormal fat.

During this program, generally men will see better and quicker results than women.

So in a nutshell:

Weigh and record it daily, measure 1st and every 10th day.

Phase I is the first two days where you "Binge" (eat double the calories you normally would) and take HCG drops a.m. & p.m.

Phase II day three to forty-five, HCG drops a.m. & p.m., B12 drops every other day, eat 500 calories of the approved foods and drinks.

Phase III Maintenance - now that the weights off as most of you serial dieters know, this is the most important part. Here you eat 1500 cal of the approved foods. You're looking to completely reset the hypothalamus gland, improve your metabolism & support endocrine systems. During this phase you looking to install a new weight set and point in your body and you should attempt to keep your weight as steady as possible. The faster this is done and more consistent one stays at a weight, the quicker the body takes over in making sure the new weight is maintained.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 16, 2010

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."

Quote by Barbara Pletcher - Author

Day #12 - down 1.5 lb, body fat up .5%

Yesterday was a great day until the early afternoon, was out shopping and Bam! didn't think I'd make it back home to the bathroom in time or whether to kneel or sit down when I got there! Wow, was I sick, lasted 2 1/2 hours, then gone.

Dr. Hamer's work, which I studied this winter, he calls it a "healing crisis" due to a resolution of an emotional conflict. I think I would've appreciated it a little easier myself, with a little notice that it's coming but the quick part I like, rather than lasting 24 hours or so. His work marries very nicely with NLP and TLT, so for anyone that's curious check out

Well, then you can imagine what happened to the rest of my apple in the afternoon-too busy in the bathroom. Remember I said about planning and having the correct foods on hand, hmmm, well, I had planned when I was out earlier to buy groceries, so I still needed to go.

So off I go and by the time I get home, I'm getting hungry, it's after 8 (it's recommended that you don't eat past 8), I'm still feeling weak, decide to cook spinach (allowed) but the look of the raw fish in the fridge is not doing it for me, I want comfort...oh oh.

Note to Self: Remember before starting the protocol to clean out the Junk/Snacks cupboard and other unsupportive foods for your health while on the program.

Needless to say, I found and ate 8 tostitos and a whack of cheese (about 1 oz.) - both of which are not allowed! Which would explain the Up .5% of fat. Oh well, today is a new day and this is called life! :)

Also, we're all just doing the best we can with the resources available and when it comes to your awareness that you need something, ask-where can I get these and go and get them...take action!

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 15, 2010

Desire is your Continuous Motivation

"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner Author

Day #11 - weight same as yesterday and the day before with the exception of Body Fat dropped by 0.5%

Which makes me wonder. I go through everything in my mind for Monday and Sunday that I ate - yes it was all allowedd, right portions, right food, thinking what did I do differently.

By the way, if you're the least bit intersted in this, go to lots of information there and you can also download Dr. simeons manuscript-the originator of this protocol about 50 years ago. Something I didn't do until this a.m. but should've done I'll admit because with any job well done, preparation is the key!

So, then I remember that you're not supposed to use lotions, makeup-like foundation etc., creams, lipsticks, etc. Well I don't use foundation, but I had used face cream and I checked Burts Bees Lipstick (from my purse) and sure enough it's fill of different kinds of oils.

Also, like I learnt the first time round, you can't only go by your weight number, the % of body fat is quite relevant too. According to my age and height, (different sources) ideally normal weight (BMI-Body Mass Index) is anywhere from 115 - 140 lb and Body Fat percentage around 22%. is where you can go if you don't have a scale that displays this.

My scale is made by "Taylor - Body Fat Analyzer & Scale", I think it was only $35/40 a few years ago. It takes a 9 volt battery, you put in your height, age, either normal or athlete settings and can store more than 1 person's info it. I like it. When you step on it (with bare feet), it displays, weight, body fat % and water %. Pretty cool.

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 14, 2010

"Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action." David J. Schwartz

Protocol #2 - 45 days
Day #10 - weight same as yesterday

On Day #1, 10, 20, 30, 45, as part of this protocol, you have to do measurements.

So, since Day #1 my body is smaller anywhere from 0 to 1/2" - that's pretty good in 10 days.

I checked my records for Protocol #1 and in the first 10 days it was 0 - 3/4", mind you I was larger.

The following may answer some of your questions and is taken from the company that I get my HCG through and their documentation about HCG & three different types of fat:

Q. So what is HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

It is a polypeptide protein that exists in every tissue in the human body in tiny amounts. When a woman becomes pregnant her body produces high quantities of this which aides in supplying nutrition for the baby.

Q. Can it be harmful?

No. During pregnancy it is produced daily in a quantity hundreds of thousands of times the amount that you would be using with this protocol. It harms neither the mother nor the child. In fact it is a natural mechanism that is produced to protect the baby. In the case of a pregnant woman that does not get proper nutrition, the HCG will pull calories and nutrition from her abnormal fat to feed the baby. In this same way it will feed you 2000 calories from your fat; therefore you will not be hungry on this program even though you are only eating 500 calories!

Q. Is it safe for men?

Yes. In fact men tend to do very well with the HCG.

HCG targets Abnormal Fat and Reshapes Your Body!

It is true that if you follow a 500 calorie a day diet you will lose weight anyway. However, you will not lose the same weight, the same way, as with including the HCG. Your goal is to lose FAT, not just weight.

Following a 500 calorie a day diet with out HCG will leave you fatigued and irritable. Within a few days you will start to retain water as you become protein deficient.

Without the HCG you will lose both fat and muscle, as is the case with any normal diet.

An important point to note with this protocol is that when you have dropped for example 16 lbs, you have lost 16 lbs of abnormal fat. Whereas, with other diets, when you lose 16 lbs, you could be losing 8 lbs of lean body mass, 4 lbs of good fat reserves and 4 lbs of abnormal fat.

Structural fat: fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material. It beds the kidneys, gives the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, it also makes the skin smooth and taut.

Reserve (normal) fat: the body can freely draw upon this fat when the nutritional income from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand. This fat is localized all over the body. Both structural and reserve, are normal and even if the body stocks them to capacity this can never be called obesity.

Abnormal fat: the accumulation of fat, and such fat only, from which the overweight patient suffers. This abnormal fat is also a potential reserve of fuel, but unlike the normal reserves it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency. It is, so to speak, locked away in a fixed deposit and is not kept in a current account, as the normal reserves.

Abnormal fat is targeted in this protocol.

Unlike other diets, this program seems to reshape and re-sculpt the body by releasing abnormal fat deposits on your body. This unique process also appears to help correct your hypothalamus and metabolism potentially making these results permanent!

I believe that in order for this protocol to be permanent it must be combined with working on a Health Breakthrough with an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Coach that's certified in Time Line Therapy (R). No ifs, ands or buts. You have to address the inappropriate strategies, behaviours, negative emotions and limiting beliefs (they're unconscious) that have supported and contributed to your overweight issues. That's what I'm doing and it's working for me. More on that later...

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 13, 2010

What a Good Day!

Results on this a.m. scales showed down another 2.5 lb!

Although my 1st post is timed 9:05 p.m., I actually finished it after 1 a.m. this morning and was up and off by 9 running around for the day and ending with a Meditation workshop in the afternoon on the Gemini New Moon with one of my favourite Astrologers Dale Osadchuk.

I've been having issues figuring out what's what when it comes to setting up a Blog and I'll admit I'm technically challenged, so I think I better call my nephew, Raymond soon :)

Well I promised this one would be shorter...

Cheers to Your Health,

Jun 12, 2010

Ever Tried to Change a Habit/Behaviour Consciously?

Welcome to my life. For someone that values privacy, this is definitely a jump right out of my comfort zone.

I had originally intended to post my journey on my website after I made it to my goal but when Schelle, my sis, suggested that I should blog so that people could get a feel for what I'm up to, hear all the news - good & bad and really see me progressing, I decided to do it. So, thank you for joining me on my mission.

Have you ever tried to change a habit/behaviour consciously? Were you successful? Bet not. That's because all Learning, Behaviour and Change happens at the unconscious level, period. Our unconscious is the domain of our emotions, our feelings and drives our behaviour. Whereas our conscious mind is in control of our thinking, it's logical and analytical. The unconscious is actually the boss. A fact I didn't know until 6 years ago and didn't pay attention to until recently.

I'd spent the better part of 35 years fighting the battle of the bulge , trying to consciously lose weight and pretty much tried every diet known to man/woman. I believe I have found the secret protocol to easy, quick and permanent weight reduction utilizing Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy(R) (TLT) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), so decided to share.

Although I'm beginning this blog today, I need to back up a little bit and give you some history.

Firstly, I'm a Trainer & Master Practitioner of NLP, TLT, Hypnotherapist and Master Coach. I have been involved with these fantastic tools and techniques that install change quickly and easily for the past 6 years and run a successful business where I utilize them in coaching people to their goals. I know that the Breakthrough program that we utilize works, we guarantee our results. Thing was, I hadn't gotten serious about my own health until this past Jan. I just needed to literally get off my duff and take responsibility for my change and hire my Coach.

So, I signed up for a Health Breakthrough on January 22, 2010, where my Coach did Strategy work with me regarding exercise. I never exercised, never thought about. Strategy work is very powerful. Since then I happily walk 5 out of 7 days!

Then, as we know, we all want everything like "yesterday, faster, quicker" which brings me to the other part of this equation, HCG. Another Master Coach like myself in the States that I'd become friends with, owns her own Healing Centre and all I kept hearing was this buzz about her Weight Loss Protocol and how successful it was.

That evening of Jan. 22, I phoned her up, she shared with me the process of how she puts our NLP Breakthrough (B.T.) and the HCG together. I ordered it right away and she shipped me the HCG and all the pertinent information to get started.

I also told her that I intended to use myself as a guinea pig and if this HCG worked as well as I'd heard it did and hoped it would, then I wanted to bring it to Canada to share and utilize it with my Clients, so that they could get to their results quicker too!

Btw I'm 5'4", currrently wear size 14 and 53 yrs. young:

Feb. 3 & 4 Phase I - "Binge Days" - this wasn't really overly fun, although I thought it was going to be but it's a very important part to setting you up for success...I'll explain more in a future post or a link

Feb. 5 (214 lb) - Mar 19 - Phase II - I did the first round of the HCG (which runs for a max of 45 days) and began the NLP B.T. Reduced 19.5 lb., 3% Body Fat and 1 1/4" - 3 1/2"

Mar 20 (195.5 lb) - May 9 -Phase III Maintenance (no HCG) - kept within 4 lb. of Mar. 19th weight during this time.

May 7 - (up 3 1/2 lb) Appointment with my Coach, we did more Strategy work specifically because during the 45 days of the HCG I'd found that I couldn't go longer than 4 days straight without cheating, usually it was salty snacks. As is routine with our coaching, we assign tasks and she assigned me a Task to support this new strategy. The task was that for 7 days (May 10-17) I needed to follow Phase III-Maintenance 100% faithfully.

May 10 (199 lb) - 17 (191.5 lb) I was successful with the task and reduced by 7 1/2 lb.

Then like a ding dong I fell off the wagon for 2 weeks (continued to weigh myself daily) and regained the 7 1/2 lb. :(

A couple more appointments with my Coach doing Values & TLT work near the end of May, back on track.

I had intended to do another round of HCG in combination with my NLP B.T., just in hindsight should've been sooner. Oh well.

So round 2 of HCG arrived on June 3

June 5 & 6- Phase I (199.5 lb)

Phase II June 7 (199.5 lb)

Yes I know, you probably have tons of questions, I'll get to them.

It is my intention to continue to log my process, not only the numbers but also to share my insights, what one can expect and things to look out for, etc.

It's amazing what you find out about yourself. During the 1st round I discovered that I was eating for reasons other than hunger, like bored, lonely, tired to name a few.

As of today, Day #8, (194.5 lb) reduced 5 lb. I awoke on and off through the night with a nagging headache which tells me two things, one my body had a lot of toxins it' was trying to get rid of and two I need to be drinking more water.

I'm going to sign off for now and do my best to make future posts shorter :)

Cheers to your Health,