Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am so bad about keeping this blog updated.....

Sorry I am so bad at keeping this updated.

I am currently in Phase 3.
I have added all fruits, vegetables, eggs, and dairy back into my diet. Today I had some almond butter and tomorrow I will be adding some natural organic peanut butter and peanuts.

Things have been going pretty well weight wise, I have gone up a little adding in some foods but so far have been able to bring that back down each day or so. :)
I also have started playing tennis.... well I'm learning but it is a little workout and it is the first since starting HCG. (since I was not following an "Active" HCG program) example,

here is an updated photo, Yes I am angling myself a little so don't be fooled I don't look as good as I do in the photo... we not yet at least. haha. :)  I am getting there, about 25lbs down and 25lbs to go!
Talk to you later, Karis Marie

Thursday, July 7, 2011

R1 P2 D37 - Tomorrow P3

Tomorrow I start Phase 3 - Maintenance Phase

The next three days I will be on the LCD (Low Calorie Diet) with no HCG Drops.
After those three days, I will continue Maintenance for three weeks, During this time I will slowly start adding new foods back into my diet, eating anything I would like (except, Sugars and Starches). Eating whenever I am hungry and aim for 5 meals a day; Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, and Dinner.

I'm looking forward to eating more variety of foods again. It has been a short yet long 6 weeks.
I'll report my total pounds lost tomorrow morning,
Talk to you soon. :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Steak Day!

R1P2D30 Down 21.6 pounds!

So Yesterday I did a "Steak Day" because I haven't been able to get the scale moving the last few days.

Steak day consisted of eating nothing but water, tea, or coffee (as much as you want of these, like normal) until the evening. In the evening you have a 3.5oz and an Apple (Or you can have a tomato). And yes, you continue to take your drops as normal. 10 drops, 3 times a day. :)
And surprisingly, I wasn't hungry all day! Crazy huh!?!?

The next morning I was down .6 pounds
Yay For getting the scale moving again! :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Strawberry Salad Dressing!

Today I made a spinach salad with a strawberry salad dressing. It was super easy and taste wonderful!!

Strawberry Salad Dressing - 20 Calories

Blend together, 
- 5 Strawberries
- 2 TBS ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 1 TBS Water
- 2 packets f Stevia/ or as much as you want.

** I couldn't get my picture of the dressing to load but will try and add it later for you. :) **

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Apple Day

R1 (Round one) P2 (Phase two) D13 (Day thirteen)

So last weekend I went back home for a family/friend Birthday party and I ended up eating a few things that were not on my diet plan. To get myself back on track yesterday I did an "Apple Day." An Apple Day is when you only eat 6 apples, water, coffee, tea and nothing else... the Apple Day helps your system get back on track after cheating a little or can also help your system get past a plateau if you have stalled at the same weight for a day or so. After completing the Apple Day I am down another pound, totaling an 11 pound loss so far on HCG and a total loss of 13lbs, I lost 2lbs before HCG.

One tasty snack on an apple day is,
Cooked Cinnamon Apples
1. Slice up your apple thin.
2. Lay them flat on a microwavable plate.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
4. Microwave for about 30 seconds, then check on them.
5. Continue to microwave for 30 sec intervals until soft/ to your liking. (I go about 1 min total)
6. Sprinkle with Stivia.
7. ENJOY!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

R1 P2 D3 Some good Recipes!

After lunch today I enjoyed a yummy...

Orange Smoothie!
Just blended one orange with a few ice cubes and about 1/2 a cup of water. 
It tasted so good, that danny (my boyfriend) even asked for one also! haha :)

For dinner I enjoyed...

Taco Salad!
Meat: Calories: 107.5
1.75 oz - lean ground beef - cook meat and set aside

Salsa: yields: 3 - Calories/ serving: 42
Mix together,
3 Ripe tomato's chopped
1/2 Onion chopped
2 Cups Chopped cucumber
Sprinkle parsley to taste
Sprinkle hot sauce/ any kind of spicy herb to taste
Sprinkle garlic powder to taste
- Set aside, 

Layer in a bowl:
1 1/2 cups of spinach - 13 calories
1 serving of salsa

Break up two pieces of melba toast (20 calories/ slice) and sprinkle on top of taco salad.

Total Calories for 1 serving of Taco salad: 202.5
Total Calories without meat: 95

I found this recipe very filling!
Enjoy! :)

My Before Pictures

All right people, here they are my before pictures! I'm ready for a change, Lets do this! :)

Still can't believe I'm posting this online, Yikes! Oh well! haha. Good night! :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

R1 P2 D2 Down 3lbs

Well, All day yesterday and last night I had a horrible headache, I couldn't sleep (woke up from 4:30-5:30am), At that time I took ibuprofene and ate half a BB&J sandwich because my body was feeling very weak, It took a little while but I felt so much better... today was 100 times better then yesterday, I kind of felt like another headache was coming so I took some excedrin and made sure to drink plenty of water... Water is key! So far I've been pretty good all day today. :) 
I did post some of my concerns on "Liquid HCG Diet"s Facebook page to see if anyone could help me minimize my headaches and see if anyone else has had the like I did yesterday. Here is what I got in response, I found it helpful. :)

Had a horrible headache all day yesterday and last night, couldn't sleep (woke up from 4:30-5:30am), I had half a BB&J sandwich because my body was feeling very weak, I'm feeling better now... but I can feel another headache coming. Do you think I should up my calories or do you think maybe I was just dehydrated? Has anyone else had this happen to them?

Unfortunately, it's typical to have headaches at first. As you change your eating habits and eliminate sugar and soda your body chemistry changes and withdrawal-like symptoms may occur. Push through it... they will go away! If it's real bad try Excedrin or other over the counter headache medicine. Back on track and drink your water.
Here is an article to help with the acv.

So taking the Apple Cider Vinegar with water is something I will be trying starting tonight, and I'll let you know how that goes.

I'll be posting my "before" pictures later this evening, I'm not proud of how I look in them, but HEY! I'm changing that! :) 
Also, as of this morning, I'm down 3lbs, I will always have a current posting of how many pounds I'm down, at the top of the page.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Loading Days - R1 P1 D2

Loading Days - Round 1, Phase 1, Day 2

Yesterday and today were my loading days. I gained .5lb during my loading day yesterday.
I'm feeling pretty good although my body is not used to eating so much food. I've been trying to stick with high fat yet healthy food (I've read if you stick with healthier foods rather then just loading up on junk food these first two days, you are less likely to get headaches when you start Phase two), Like eggs, full fat yogurt, beef, turkey, lasagna, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly, cottage cheese, coffee, peanuts, some chocolate, milk, etc.
I've had a few headaches/ migraines but for me that is normal and I do not believe they are related to the drops.

Tomorrow I will post my before pictures! :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

I've received my HCG drops in the mail today!

I am very excited to start the Six week plan tomorrow.
Tomorrow starts Phase One/ The Load.
The Loading Phase lasts two days and consists of taking 10 HCG drops under the tongue three times a day (Morning, Noon, and Afternoon; approximately 30mins before each meal.) and also eating as much "high fat" food as I want. The loading phase is important, your body needs enough fat in your system before starting "Phase Two", if I don't eat enough high fat food I may risk feeling extra hungry or grumpy for the first week or so... According to the packet I received with my HCG drops.
I bought my drops using a daily deal on, you can buy the same drops I am taking at
While taking the HCG Drops I will be tracking my progress on this blog and also charting my progress and what I eat (starting in Phase Two/ Day Three) on paper.

My goal is to lose around 40 - 50 pounds. I can't wait to get started! :)