Friday, March 4, 2011

Mission Skinny Jeans & Ankle Pins

So, I have now been on the hCG diet for 2 weeks and I have to say, I am MORE than excited about the results so far!! I received a couple comments and emails about weight gain after the diet is over... I obviously can't see the future, but here's my take. After the drops are over, you have the 3 week maintenance period which I explained HERE. During this time, your body resets its metabolism making it more efficient and you learn to make smart food choices. The hope is that once you go back to your regular everyday food intake, you will make better choices. And because your metabolism has been reset your body processes the food you intake more efficiently. Also, personally, I am quite active with my two toddlers and I go to the gym 4-5 times a week. I have never battled my weight and have always found it every easy to maintain my ideal weight. So, I think I will be fine! Once the weight is off my cysts, caused by the PCOS, will be less active making my body able to process food (specifically cards and sugars) like its suppose to. This will also help in keeping the weight off.

So, now to the good stuff... Results from week 2!

hCG Diet - Week Two
Weekly weight lost : -4.5 lbs
Total weight lost : -11.6 lbs
Weekly inches lost : - 7.5 in
Total inches lost : - 13.5in
Bust : 1 in (1.5in)
Waist : 1 in (2in)
Belly : 2 in (4.5in)
Hips : 2.5 in (3.5in)
Inner thigh : 1 in (1.75in)
Bicep : 0 in (.25in)

Starting jean size : 6
Current jean size : 4

Switching subjects... I had surgery yesterday to remove the in my ankle. Want the back story? You got it!

Five years ago, Kyle and I had just moved to my hometown and were getting all settled it. It was January, so shockingly (sarcasm) we had a huge snow storm. Since Kyle was new in town, I thought it would be fun to take him to my favorite sledding spot where we went sledding EVERY snow day growing up. We met up with my little cousins and watched them sled down the big hill for a bit. Eventually, it was my turn. Right as I was getting ready to take off, Kyle said to me, "Don't angle towards that direction, you will hit a tree." So, guess what I did. I  took off and ran smack into a tree. I stuck my right foot out just in time to stop my face from splatting into the tree. Saved my face, sacrificed my ankle; it was shattered. I had to have surgery to repair my ankle bone and pins were put in to hold it in place.

Fast forward five years later, after several months of pain and a really gross incident were one of the pins popped through the skin on my ankle, it was determined that I HAD to have them removed. So, I did, yesterday. Usually this is a super simple, quick in-and-out out patient surgery; about 20 minutes.  But anyone who knows me, knows I am any but simple. The procedure took about a 1 hour and 25 minutes. Reason being that one of the screws had fused to the bone and sent metal fragments scattered through my ankle bone so he had to try and scrap a lot of the fragments out, he didn't get them all. And because the screw was fused it took a good sized chunk of bone out with it when it was removed. Gross. Needless to say it freaking hurts and I am in a beautiful boot for at least a month and have crutches to use when the pain is really bad. Yippee! False...

Well, that's all for now folks! Oh, and check out my design blog for a special March promo for blog layouts!!


KatiePerk said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I am glad that you are having success! Sorry about the boot! That is miserable!

Natalie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about your ankle, that sounds horrible! I hope that you are back to yourself {crutchless} in no time!! Excited for you about the weightloss...hCG is on my list as soon as I am finished breastfeeding ;) Happy Friday!!

The Mumaw's said...

Yuck. Try and not use the boot too much. My friend did instead of crutches and now her hips is out of whack and she does PT. It can throw off you walk. USe the crutches

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Good grief that sounds painful! Hope it gets to feeling better soon. Get you some pain meds!

I'm beyond jealous of your weight loss. Pretty sure I never want to stand next to you..

Miss E said...

Oh no, that sounds so painful! I'm sorry you're going through that and hope for a quick recovery for you. And the weight loss? Amazing! Big congrats!

Heather said...

Ouch! Hopefully you recover fast! I broke my ankle years ago and it has never been the same! No fun!

And awesome on the weightloss! Congrats!

the hines family said...

congrats on your weight loss! my scale says that i'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but my clothes tell me otherwise. :)

when you have a second, check out my latest blog post. i have a little surprise for you. :) the odds are good you already received this honor, but i wanted to pass it along to you anyway :)