Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, it's been awhile huh?! It's about time I update our long over due neglected blog! Ed started another round and today is his first VLCD so I figured now is the perfect time for an update!

Both of our weights have been up and down since the cruise in November (which by the way was a BLAST). We decided not to stress about it until after the holidays. So here we are, Ed is 15 lbs over his LIW and I'm at 126 which is 11 lbs over my LIW. I know what to do to get me back down to 120 lbs and since he's doing protocol it will be much easier for me. It really is amazing though how much we indulged and really aren't too far off! Ed is more excited now for this round than any other round-he's focused and READY-you go boy!

So the journey continues!

For all of you starting a new round, best of luck to you! I'll update again soon!

Also keep in mind that if you have any questions about this protocol you can go to http://happilythinnerafter.com/ where you will find out everything you need to know about HCG and how to get started!

Thursday, August 21, 2008



Total losses this round: 14.8
Current Weight: 218.4


Just wanted to give a quick update! Ed is having an excellent round so far-he is only 1.4 lbs from his LIW from his last round. In just a day or two he'll be entering new territory. I'm amazed how different he looks in just 11 days!

Great news with my sweet sis-she is also on day 11 and is down 9.8 lbs! I'm in awe of her determination and commitment (she's way stronger than we ever were) I see why she is the older sister-I'm so proud of her!

We are getting so excited about the HCG cruise! Ed wants to continue the protocol until he hits 199 and then maintain until the cruise so we'll see...

Speaking of the cruise!

As you may have heard, there is an HCG cruise planned in November. Among those of us who will be attending is Biz! Not only is Biz a great friend to so many of us but she is an amazing example of success doing the protocol! What we would like to do to show her all of our love and appreciation is have a fund raiser to help pay for her airfare and cruise! We are hoping to raise around $700 by September 16, 2008-which will cover both expenses. Please don’t feel obligated in any way to donate, but if it’s at all possible we would greatly appreciate your donation in ANY amount (every bit counts).

To make an easy donation we’ve set up a secure online PayPal account where you can click on the donation button below to place your donation!


Please feel free to email us at je underscore mcnair at yahoo dot com or leave a comment if you have any questions!

Hope ya'll are doing well! I'll update again soon.

P.S. Um, just to clarify in case there was any confusion out there-I'M NOT PREGNANT (ya kiddin' me?!) LOL

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Still here, just enjoying summmmaaatime!

Hello friends! YES we are still alive and we're doing GREAT! The kids are gone and we have been taking full advantage of our "alone time!" Sorry to be MIA-we have had some technical difficulties with the computer plus I don't have the freedom of being online anytime I want like I used to-not to mention we are avoiding anything that requires WORK-lol!

So guess what? My sis is starting her first round on the 9th and Ed is going to be doing it with her-we are so excited!!! It's our anniversary that day too so Ed thought it would be the perfect time to start (and load) so VLCD starts on the 11th! Ed is up around 10 lbs and is just fine with that knowing he is going to be starting another round-what did we ever do without HCG?! I'm doing good-I'm still holding around 122-124 lbs. I have learned to enjoy occasional splurges in moderation and that protein days are a lifesaver or should I say "weightsaver!"

I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging in the future since I'd like to start spending more time in the HCG Forum. If you are not a member there please join! It is the #1 HCG site on the web and has so much useful information. Here is the addy: http://myhcgjourney.com/forums/

A big skinny "THANKS" to all of you who are continuing to read and check on our lonely blog over here. I'll update again when buddy boy and sis start!

Peace and Love!

P.S. We miss ya'll!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Life is gooooood!

LIW: 217.8
Today: 222.0


Hollllllllllllllllah! How is everybody? We wanted to give ya'll a quick update. We picked the kids up from the airport last Wednesday and when they saw us they were surprised at how different we look. We are having such a great time with them and what's even better is we feel so good and have so much energy to play with them rather than watch them play! Ed and I keep thinking back to last summer and how different we felt-what a difference 45 and 60 pounds make!

We are doing great as far as the scale goes too! Ed is up a little today because he ate some of the brown rice that I made for dinner last night. I ate the brown rice too and didn't gain-hee, hee! I made the most delicious low carb cheesecake too-here is the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_27072,00.html

I'm still shocked at how much food we can eat and still maintain. It's been 3 months since I've been done with the protocol and I'm STILL staying at the same weight. I remember reading in the manuscript that the success rate is 60%-70%-what other "diets" have those numbers? Each day when we step on the scale we feel excited that we actually found something that WORKED! How great life is not having to be on a DIET!!!!

We've hardly been on the computer since the kids have been here but I still make time to check on ya'll! Thanks for always checking on us too! We are having such a great time and enjoying being with our kids so much. We really cherish the time we have with them because they grow up so fast-whaaaaaaa!

We have another fun filled day ahead so I better get this posted! I'll make sure and update again soon. Stay cool and be safe! Love you guys!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ed's R4 is OVER!

Total R4 Loss: -20.2
LIW: 217.8
Today: 218.0


Yep that's right, Ed is finally finished with this round!!! His LIW was on Friday and WE ard both glad he's done ;) Yesterday was his first P3 day and he enjoyed eggs and steak with blue cheese and thought he was in heaven. It was really funny because I was asking him on Sunday what he wants for his first P3 meal and he said "can I do a steak day, even though I'm not over my LIW?" I'm tellin' ya he LOVES the steak days and it doesn't bother him to wait all day to eat (unlike me). Speaking of...

I have to tell ya'll about my experiment. This weekend I "over indulged" on a few starchy items and I gained 3 lbs...I know. Lesson: Don't eat white rice, spring rolls w/peanut sauce, chex mix (don't ask) and roasted soy beans all day. I'm blaming PMS! Okay, so instead of doing a steak day or an egg day I did the "both day"-LOL! Reading Monica's blog reminded me about what Dr. S says about the hunger-edema and to eat 2 eggs in the morning, huge steak at lunch and another steak at dinner (followed by a large helping of cheese). So I decided to try it-even though I wasn't protein deficient-which is why you do this in the first place. Well it was a success-I lost 1.4 which is about what I lose when I do an egg day (I tend to lose more on egg days than steak days). Today I will be doing an egg day to get me back down. You know I've accepted the fact that if I'm going to eat starches and sugar that I'm most likely going to gain. I do my best not to freak out when I see the gains I just decide that moment to get it handled and not have ANOTHER day of sugar or starches. Maintaining is work and I do believe that being thin and staying thin is about making conscious decisions about what I eat. I keep my weight in check by weighing everyday and then if I do see I've gained more than 2 lbs then I make sure and do a protein day. Even though my hypo has been reset the fact is I have to continually make healthy food choices. I'm learning what foods I can have together and which ones I can't. Remember awhile back when I had the DQ blizzard and didn't gain? Looking back on that day I ate mostly proteins. When I combine starches and sugar it seems that's when I get in trouble. I'm learning!

I sure can't wait until you are all at your goal weights. Maintaining and hanging near LIW is a journey in itself. Hurry up, I need ya'll! LOL

Well our life is about to completely change in 1 day! The kids will be here and we have many "Edventures" planned. Camping, fishing, swimming, water parks, skate parks and who knows what else. We are really looking forward to it. I will still update once a week just to keep ya'll informed and to check on you. Please know that even if we don't comment that we do check on each one of you...our blogger buds! We appreciate all of your love and support.

Be well!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ed: P2D33-Almost done!

Total R4 Loss: -18.0
Current weight: 220.0


How's everybody doing out there? All is well here with us in blazing HOT Texas! I'm telling you if there's any reason Ed and I wanted to lose weight it's so we could survive the hot, humid summer months with way less insulation! We didn't begin this protocol until the end of August of last year so we spent most of summer FAT, ahhh how things have changed!

Ya'll things have just been crazy for us! I feel like everything is hitting us at once and we have so much to do before the kids arrive in 7 days!!!! Ed is doing great but feeling a little disappointed that this round hasn't been his "award winning round". I keep reminding him that 18 lbs gone in 33 days is outstanding compared to any other "diet" he could ever do (especially since he has NOT been strict with his P2 foods this round). So here's the plan-Ed is going to go until he gets to 215 as his LIW and then do P3 until the mid of July and then start back for one last round to get under 200 lbs. I personally think my man looks great right now. It's amazing to me how the HCG not only makes you lose pounds but INCHES! Gotta love it!

So, I'm back to my usual 121 (and some change). This is my sweet spot and where my body seems to like to be. I went shopping yesterday and it's still so crazy for me to pick up size 4's and have them fit-what a feeling...what a GREAT feeling!

Hope our buddies out there are doing good! We want to give a special shout out to Regina-(EweWho) who entered Onederland today-we are so proud of you-66 lbs gone forevaaaaaaa-keep going!!! Hope everyone else is doing good and your "fat is melting away like crisco on the blacktop in the hot sun, on a sunny day, on a summer solstice, with no cloud cover, like the hottest day ever" as Jerry would say! For the rest of you in P3, happy maintaining!!!

Take care friends!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ed: P2D26

Total R4 Loss: -13.2
Current weight: 224.8


When the goin' gets tough...the tough KEEP goin' (this is what Ed said this morning after his injection)! Ya'll this has been the most interesting round for both Ed and I (and I'm not even on a round-LOL). I really commend all of you who have done round after round living with people who are not doing the protocol. We always refer to this protocol and experience as a "Journey" and even with Ed and I being in 2 different stages of this we are both still realizing and learning about our relationship with food and why we were overweight. By golly I think we're getting it!

We had a great weekend and tried to be out as much as possible. We ate crawfish and seafood and enjoyed the HOT weather...NOT! It's been so hot that the only way you can be outside is if you are in the boat on the lake or in the swimming pool!

So as of today Ed is up 2.8 lbs from where he was a week ago. Ed wants to keep going so I mixed him up a new batch of HCG for another 14 days. I wonder if the more rounds you go the more relaxed you get about it. It's so vitally important to follow P2 as written if you want to have optimal results. I believe that the daily losses is what makes this protocol successful and why people stick to it. If you are deviating and not eating the P2 menu you don't get to enjoy those losses that keeps you motivated to keep going. Ed is determined to succeed and go as many rounds as it takes at HIS pace. When he does deviate he doesn't beat himself up or stress about it he just takes it as "I'm not worried about it" so because of that I don't nag or give him "the look" this is his own experience.

So want to hear something really great that happens when your body has found it's set point and why ya'll should keep going and get to that weight that you want to stay at? I've mentioned that I'm eating what I please (I stick to fresh foods and proteins as much as possible). I don't count my cals and I even had a Dairy Queen blizzard and I didn't even go up 1 oz the next day. I couldn't wait to tell ya'll that! Yeah today I'm up 1 lb but I fluctuate up a pound down a pound-it's all gooooooooooooood! As "hard" as those 3 rounds seemed to be at times, it's sooooo worth the reward! Keep going...

Ya'll thanks for the comments! I've decided the easiest thing is making my rounds and leaving comments for you on your blog. My computer time is nothing like it used to be and with summer vacation almost here and 4 kids, it will really be limited. Please know that we do check on all of you! Jerry-bud, you need to email us at je_mcnair at yahoo dot com. Your comment is so funny and we need to correspond through email! Hope things are going well for you!

Alrighty then, we're signing off for now! Take care and have a great rest of the week!