SugarFree Protocol – Shawna

Shawna will join us on Monday, December 19, 2011. While you’re waiting, here’s some information about her.

Shawna’s Introduction:

Hello! I’m forty-four, 5’4″, and as of today weigh 148 pounds. I’ve struggled with my weight since the birth of my last baby in 2005. I weighed 132 before my first pregnancy, a weight I effortlessly maintained my whole adult life. But I ballooned to 223 pounds in pregnancy. I easily gained fifty or seventy pounds with each subsequent pregnancy, and suffered from severe edema in each. Luckily I lost most of the weight afterward by just avoiding sweets and eating salads for a few weeks.

The day I was induced with my last child I was back to 223 pounds, and remained there at my six-week postpartum visit. For the first time I had to seriously diet and exercise, and even then it took nine another months to lose it all by following the plan in Body For Life. But I couldn’t maintain my goal weight and gained back fifty pounds in just a few months. My doctor said that because I was older I wouldn’t bounce back the way I had before, though I had in fact lost the pregnancy weight (but gained it back).

Two years later my family doctor gave me a complete physical. He said I had hypothyroidism and put me on Levothyroxine: Synthroid. I learned about HCG and started Simeons’ Protocol in 2009. I did three rounds and reached 125 pounds, but am only able to maintain my weight (now over that weight by more than twenty pounds) by sticking with a strict menu. If I deviate even a little I can gain ten pounds in a few days.

This strict menu has encouraged binge eating and long runs. When that would fail I would do another round of HCG. I’ve reached the point where I just can’t do it any more. I feel tired and run down. I’ve been following SugarFree, so I contacted her and asked her to help me. My latest blood work shows my thyroid meds aren’t working. I’m insulin resistant and in the early stages of diabetes. I’m starting SugarFree’s Protocol because I want to get some control over my health issues. Wish me luck!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 12/19

Weight: 146.8

Measurements:
Bust: 34″
Waist: 34″
Hips: 39.5″

Lunch:
– 2 T butter
– 3 oz cauliflower
–3 oz green beans
– 4 oz broccoli
— 4 oz spinach
– 7 oz shrimp
— 1 oz potato
— 1 oz sour cream

Dinner:
— 1 T olive oil
— 4 oz salad greens
– 1 whole egg

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 769
– Fat: 51.4 grams (60%)
– Protein: 53.2 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 22.1 grams (11%)

Ketostix: Negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 125
– 1-hour PP: 129
– 2-hour PP: 114

Yesterday, I did a practice day with my menu. I was happy to see a loss this morning. I really don’t like my glucose numbers. I look forward to my those numbers getting much better with time.

[Note: Shawna, welcome! We’re glad to have you with us. Yes, your blood glucose numbers are those of a diabetic in the earliest stages, but the good news is that you’re doing something about it now, and should be able to get the disease into remission. Your meter will become your best friend, because it will accurately show you how the food choices you make either move you forward or backward in reaching that goal. And it never, ever lies. If you follow the Protocol exactly for the next two weeks, you should see some real improvement by then.

And remember: the scales does lie, but your measuring tape not only measures ‘fat and inches lost’ — it also measures the state of your health and tells you the truth about it. :)]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 12/20

Weight: 144.4 = down 2.4 pounds

Lunch:
– 6 oz beef
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz string beans
– 4 oz spinach
– .5 oz sour cream
– 1 T butter

Dinner:
– 2 whole eggs
– 6 oz mixed salad greens
– 1 T olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 798.2
– Fat: 57.4 grams (65%)
– Protein: 53.5 grams (27%)
– Carbs: 16.9 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 106
– 1-hour PP: 106
– 2-hour PP: 98

It’s gloomy and rainy today. This type of weather usually leads to cravings for comfort food. I had no cravings, actually very little hunger. The first few bites of lunch left me feeling satisfied. That’s different!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 12/21

Weight: 141.4 = down 3 pounds

Lunch:
– 12 oz chicken thigh
– 4 oz broccoli
– 4 oz spinach
– 5 oz green beans
– 1 T butter

Dinner:
–  1 large egg
– 6 oz salad greens
– .5 T. olive oil

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 752.7
– Fat: 51.5 grams (62%)
– Protein: 56.3 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 16 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 98
– 1-hour PP: 110
– 2-hour PP: 102

Today, I’ve been wanting to munch. The holiday baking sitting on top of the kitchen counter is calling to me — very loudly. The fact my stomach isn’t bloated is helping to resist the goodies.

[On a side note to all Participants, I’ll be “On Holiday” from the 24th  — Friday is the last day I’ll take reports and menus — until Monday, January 2nd. I’m sure everyone will do fine and if not, there’s always next year. :)]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 1/5

Weight: 140.0

Lunch:
– 4 oz Broccoli
– 4 oz Spinach
– 5 oz green beans
– 12 oz Chicken Thighs
– 1.5 T – Butter
– 1 oz Sour Cream

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 697.8
Fat: 51 grams (66%)
Protein: 48.4 grams (28%)
Carbs: 11.3 grams (6%)

Ketostix: Trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 94
– 2-hour PP: 86

It feels like I forgot everything about Protocol with being sick and the holidays. I ate so many of the wrong things yesterday (lots of fruit, noodles, etc. — and my blood sugar spiked to show it!) I wasn’t even on Protocol at all. I’m excited to get started again and get back into a routine.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 1/6

Weight: 140 = no change

Lunch:
– 8 oz sirloin
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 1 T butter

Dinner:
– 1 T olive oil
– 6 oz salad greens

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 721.2
Fat: 50 grams (62%)
Protein: 52.2 grams (30%)
Carbs: 15.6 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 71
– 1-hour PP: 90
– 2-hour PP: 82

I met a friend for coffee this morning. I haven’t seen her since early December. She said my face looked thinner. It was a good thing to hear!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 1/7

Weight: 139 = down 1 pound

Lunch:
– 4 oz cauliflower
– 4 oz broccoli
– 4 oz green beans
– 4 oz spinach
– 8 oz shrimp
– 3 T butter

Dinner:
– .75 T olive oil
– 6 oz mixed salad greens

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 743
Fat: 49.3 grams (59%)
Protein: 53.3 grams (29%)
Carbs: 21.6 grams (12%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 79
– 1-hour PP: 90
– 2-hour PP: 87

So busy, I’m trying to squeeze errands and children’s activities into one day. I’m feeling a bit tired and light-headed. I hope I’m not getting sick again.

[Note: It could be, but it could also be low blood sugar. I’ve added back some potato for tomorrow!]

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 1/8

Weight: 138.6 = down .4 lb

Main Meal:
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 4 oz spinach
– 8 oz shrimp
– 4 T butter
– 1oz potato
– 1 oz sour cream

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 778.5
Fat: 56.1 grams (65%)
Protein: 50.5grams (26%)
Carbs: 17.9 grams (9%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 104
– 2-hour PP: 95

TOM has arrived. I’m feeling really tired. I’m not hungry, but I’m craving something sweet to eat.

[Note: The TOM usually does that, and the 1-hr spike in blood sugars didn’t help. Drink some tea instead, and I’ll add extra fat to your menu tweak for tomorrow. The cravings will pass and in one more week it’s on to Maintenance! I think you’ll be very pleased with your measurements tomorrow as well. :)]

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 1 – 1/9

Weight: 138.6 = no change

Measurements:
Bust: 34″ = no change
Waist: 32.5″ = down 1.5″
Hips: 38.75 = down .75″

Lunch:
– 7 oz sirloin
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 4 oz spinach
– 4 oz cauliflower
– 2 T butter

Dinner:
– 6 oz salad greens
– 1 T olive oil

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 814.9
Fat: 59.3 grams (65%)
Protein: 48.7 grams (24%)
Carbs: 21.6 grams (11%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 73
– 1-hour PP: 99
– 2-hour PP: 87

It’s so nice to see those numbers go down! I took some measurements that SugarFree didn’t require and those measurements were down, too. I lost one inch off my thighs. I’m not feeling quite so bottom heavy. Thank you, SugarFree, for your guidance.

[Note: You’re welcome, Shawna. 🙂 And kudos to you for staying on the path. Wow, what a week! You must be another size smaller by now.]

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 2 – 1/10

Weight: 137.6 = down 1 pound

Lunch:
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 4 oz spinach
– 2 T butter
– 8 oz pork chop

Dinner:
– 6 oz mixed salad greens
– .5 T olive oil

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 764.8
Fat: 54.8 grams (64%)
Protein: 52.3 grams (28%)
Carbs: 15.6 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 73
– 1-hour PP: 92
– 2-hour PP: 86

I tried on some jeans from closet. The size 8 jeans were comfortable. It’ll be nice to wear something without an elastic waist!

[Note: Congratulations! As of today, you are not only a size smaller, you have lost just over ten pounds from your Intro weight less than three weeks ago. So much for the myth about not being able to “lose easily when close to goal weight”! :D]

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 3 – 1/11

Weight: 135.8 = down 1.8 pounds

Lunch:
– 4 oz broccoli
– 1 oz potato
– 5 oz green beans
– 7 oz bison
– 1 oz sour cream
– 3 T butter
– 4 oz spinach

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 755.5
Fat: 55.9 grams (67%)
Protein: 47.3 grams (25%)
Carbs: 15.8 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 75
– 1-hour PP: 98
– 2-hour PP: 90

The loss was a total surprise! I got on and off the scale twice. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t imagining it. I didn’t think I would see big losses at this point.

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 4 – 1/12

Weight: 136.2 = up .4 pound

Lunch:
– 4 oz broccoli
– 4 oz cauliflower
– 3 oz green beans
– 4oz spinach
– .5 T butter
– 9 oz country-style ribs
– 1 oz sweet potato

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 744.9
Fat: 53.7 grams (65%)
Protein: 47.6 grams (25%)
Carbs: 17.8 grams (10%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 109
– 2-hour PP: 93

My portion of ribs was added to the ribs cooking in barbecue sauce. My daughter thought I forgot to put them in the slow cooker. I rinsed the ribs off under running water. I’m sure it looked as silly as it sounds.

[Note: Not silly at all and, as you can see by your 1-hr PP — not enough. You would have had to soak the ribs in water to get all the sugar out. :(]

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 5 – 1/13

Weight: 136.4 = up .2 pound

Lunch:
– 4 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 4 oz spinach
– 4 oz cauliflower
– 7.5 oz bison
– 4 T butter
– .5 T coconut oil

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 797.7
Fat: 57.3 grams (65%)
Protein: 54.3 grams (27%)
Carbs: 16.2 grams (8%)

Ketostix: Moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 86
– 1-hour PP: 99
– 2-hour PP: 93

It’s been a long and lazy day. I’m not feeling well. It’ll be an early bedtime for me.

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 7 – 1/15

Weight: 135.6 = down 1 pound

Lunch:
– 1 oz potato
– 4 oz broccoli
– 4 oz spinach
– 5 oz green beans
– 3 T butter
– 8 oz tilapia

Dinner:
– 6 oz mixed salad greens
– .75 T olive oil

Fitday Stats:
Calories: 727.9
Fat: 49.1 grams (61%)
Protein: 51.5 grams (28%)
Carbs: 20 grams (11%)

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 73
– 1-hour PP: 90
– 2-hour PP: 86

What a winter! I’m tired of catching every bug. I’m feeling much better today and I’m looking forward to starting maintenance tomorrow.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 1/16

Weight: 135.2 = down .4 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 34″ = no change
Waist: 31.6″ = down .9″
Hips: 38″ = down .75″

Ketostix: Small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 79
– 1-hour PP: 94
– 2-hour PP: 86

My first day of maintenance was a good one. I barely finished my lunch. I was stuffed! I am thrilled with the tape measure!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 1/17

Weight: 135.8 = up .6 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 80
– 1-hour PP: 95
– 2-hour PP: 92

When I ate today’s meal I felt like I was doing something wrong by adding so many healthy fats to my meal and feeling so full!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 1/19

Weight: 137 = up .2 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 96
– 2-hour PP: 89

It’s been a stressful day. When I feel stressed, I turn to food. I’ve been battling the urge to binge all day. I can’t wait for bed.

[Note: It’s not just the stress that is giving you binge/hunger signals. It’s because of the cardio class you took yesterday, which is positively discouraged on Protocol. That’s because:

1. Strenuous exercise does nothing to help weight loss, but it DOES make you hungry.

2. Cortisol levels rise, depressing insulin. You’ve been small to moderate almost since the beginning on your ketostix, but the day after your class? Negative. For the first time since you started Protocol on December 19, and that is no coincidence.

3. When you have the insulin resistant form of PCOS your body converts a good bit of the protein you eat into glucose via a process called Gluconeogenesis. The Protocol helps to correct that, but food cannot do everything when it comes to hormones. So when you do vigorous exercise and raise cortisol (which is one of the precursors to the enzyme  necessary for gluconeogenesis to start), your body makes extra sugar from the protein you eat — but your insulin is too depressed to handle it well!

4. When you do strenuous exercise the body immediately sets out to repair any muscle fatigue (which you want to occur in good exercise), but that takes extra calories and extra water (you can retain up to five pounds of water in the week after a serious weight training session). So the brain sends down lots of “eat, eat, eat” hormone signals.

Best thing to do now is to eat some fat before going to bed. It will immediately turn down the ‘eat now’ hormonal signals so you’ll be satiated and lose the binge thoughts. And you’ll consume a lot of good fuel that will help your body repair any muscle fatigue from yesterday.

Gee. Two “teachable moments” in one day — LOL]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 1/23

Weight: 142.2 = up 5.2 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 34″ = no change
Waist: 31″ = down .5″
Hips: 38″ = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 124
– 1-hour PP: 140
– 2-hour PP: 106

I’ve been absent for a few days and those days were hectic. I spent my time going between visiting my friend at the hospital, my home and keeping an eye on my friend’s home. I ate at the hospital or grabbed leftovers. I made the best choices from what was available to me, which wasn’t much. Hospital cafeteria food is not as healthy as you’d expect! My weight is up and my glucose numbers are horrible; diabetic territory. I hope the weight gain is mostly water, but the BG numbers bother me. SugarFree has put me back on Protocol for this week to quickly get my sugars down. It’s good to know I have the tools and her guidance to get everything under control again.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 2 – 1/24

Weight: 140.6 = down 1.6 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 106
– 1-hour PP: 107
– 2-hour PP: 107

I had a very relaxing day. What a difference from the last few days. The sun is shining and I enjoyed a walk with my dogs. Then I sat on my deck and read. I wish most days could be like today. Why is my one and two-hour readings the same? Good? Bad?

[Note: Bad because they’re high, another indicator that you gained more than water, though today’s loss was only water. And bad because your 2-hr PP should be lower than your 1-hr PP. If not, the rule is you keep taking your meter readings every hour after that until they finally go down. That will show you just how long it’s taking your body to finally get your sugars under control.]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 3 – 1/25

Weight: 139.2 = down 1.4 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 96
– 1-hour PP: 89
– 2-hour PP: 84

I was feeling a bit swollen, but my wedding band is back to spinning on my finger and not feeling tight. The sun was shining this morning and I took another long walk with the dogs. I think the older dog tried to hide when she saw me coming with the leash.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day – 1/25

Weight: 138.8 = down .4 pounds

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 90
– 1-hour PP: 91
– 2-hour PP: 85

It’s raining again, but I’m doing good. I have energy and no cravings for comfort food. It feels good to feel good. LOL. The gap between my glucose numbers seems to be getting smaller, though still high. Is this a good thing?

[Note: It is a very good thing. 🙂 I wrote a long reply that contained information on this to a question in the Ask SugarFree thread.]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 5– 1/27

Weight: 136.4 = down 2.4 pounds

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 89
– 1-hour PP: 115
– 2-hour PP: 104
– 3-hour PP: 90

I definitely don’t like the looks of my glucose numbers. I guess the pepper sauce and carrots were too much for me. (My scale addiction has turned into a glucose monitor obsession.)

[Note: It was NOT the 1 ounce of carrots, though it would have been if you’d eaten the 4 ounces you originally had on your menu. It IS the pepper sauce, which must have sugar in it — The. Meter. Never. Lies — and you ate a full 4 ounces of it!]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 6– 1/28

Weight: 136.0 = down .4 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 90
– 1-hour PP: 91
– 2-hour PP: 82

I’m ready to grab a cup of tea, a book and head to bed to read until I fall asleep. I’ve been so tired today.

[Note: After yesterday’s Pepper Sauce adventure — it’s sugar withdrawal. It will pass in a day or so. :)]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 7– 1/29

Weight: 137.0 = up 1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 89
– 1-hour PP: 92
– 2-hour PP: 85

I woke up way to early this morning. I slept well and felt good, just woke up to early. I started getting tired this afternoon. It will be an early bedtime, again.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 1 – 1/30

Weight: 135.8 = down 1.2 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 33.5″ = down .5 “
Waist: 31.5″ = up .5″
Hips: 37.75″ = down .25″

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:

– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 96
– 2-hour PP: 89

TOM made an early appearance today. It explains why I’ve been overly tired the past few days. I’m happy to see a loss off my hips. I was beginning to feel really bottom heavy.

[Note: So let me get this straight. For the last two weeks you’ve eaten masses of butter and cream, tons of calories (more than double the amount on Protocol) and in this last week alone you’ve lost over an inch of fat? Either your measurements are mistaken and according to the Calories In vs. Calories Out theory of weight loss you’ve actually gained two or three pounds of fat — or, you must be from Mars. :D]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 2 – 1/31

Weight: 136.0 = up .2 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 99
– 2-hour PP: 86

I’m feeling good and my energy is back. And I’m from Venus, not Mars!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 3 – 2/1

Weight: 136.0 = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 109
– 2-hour PP: 90

I went out to lunch with a friend. It was a nice time and very relaxing.

[Note: It may have been relaxing, which is great — but it’s clear from your meter reading that you ate something with sugar. What was it?]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 4 – 2/2

Weight: 136.4 = up .4 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 97
– 2-hour PP: 88

I was thinking over yesterday’s menu and what caused the high 1-hour PP reading. I’m wondering if the bacon or sweet potato fries were to blame.

[Note: It could never be bacon unless it had a coating of sugar added to it, which you would taste right away. So, no question — it was the SUGAR the restaurant put on the sweet potato fries, which is why I suggested you only order meat (burger, steak, etc) or grilled fish of any kind, and steamed or roasted veggies or a salad with dressing you made yourself from olive oil and vinegar. I hope all readers understand that no matter what restaurant you go to, there is a 99% chance of having sugar in almost all foods, including soup. And even if you ask them and they say ‘no, no, don’t worry.’

Meat. Fish. Salad. You can get this at almost any restaurant, and not only eat safely, but enjoy the meal. Just put butter on the meat or fish (I always ask for at least six extra portions of butter) and lots of good olive oil on the salad. Yes, I get ‘the look’ from the wait staff, but it’s no longer the eye-rolling “no wonder she’s fat” look. It’s the “how the hell can she eat all that and not be fat?” look. :D]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 5 – 2/3

Weight: 136.4 = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 95
– 2-hour PP: 86

Today, I was making my grocery list. I added a pound of butter to the list. It occurred to me I needed to double the amount, or triple it! LOL It was a realization just how much I use in a week! Who would ever thought this much butter and no weight gain?!

[Note: Who, indeed! I went to the restaurant supply store this morning and thought of all of you as I picked up four pounds of extra fat (83%) butter, hoping it will last a week. 😉 I expect to eat every ounce, in cooking and goodie-baking, and I expect the scale to stay the same every day I do.]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 6 – 2/4

Weight: 135.2 = down 1.2 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 86
– 1-hour PP: 97
– 2-hour PP: 89

It’s been a busy day with errands. I’m looking forward to relaxing tomorrow and watching the game.

[Note: Wow — in just over six weeks you’ve gone from 148 to 135! That’s thirteen pounds when you didn’t have that much to lose to begin with. You should be getting wolf whistles by now. 😉 ]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 7 – 2/5

Weight: 135.4 = up .2 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 97
– 2-hour PP: 90

I can’t wait to take measurements tomorrow.  I started protocol in a very tight size eight.  I probably could have worn a size ten, but refused to buy a size larger.  I am comfortably wearing a size six now.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 1 – 2/6

Weight: 135.4 = no change

Measurements:
Bust: 33.5″ = no change
Waist: 31.0″ = down .5
Hips: 37.75″ = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 84
– 1-hour PP: 92
– 2-hour PP: 78

The weekend was to short for me. I had a good time yesterday at the football party. I avoided all the snack foods and participated in an impromptu game of football. I was on the losing team, but still enjoyed it.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 2 – 2/7

Weight: 135.8 = up .4 pounds

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 99
– 2-hour PP: 89

I didn’t enjoy the chicken thighs at lunch today.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 3 – 2/8

Weight: 135.8 = no change

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 78
– 1-hour PP: 89
– 2-hour PP: 84

I have no interest food and didn’t eat everything on my menu. I’m not hungry. It’s not that I don’t feel well, because I feel just fine.

[Note: You could be fighting off something. Raise fats and cut down on protein a bit in the next few days. You’re now a size six, so like Jan, you’ve reached a healthy body fat percentage and weight. Time to think about simply staying lean on Maintenance forever. If you have any excess adipose fat, it will melt away over the coming months.

But you’ve been on Protocol long enough to know that it’s time to listen to your body. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. A healthy body will send you signals when it gets hungry again. :)]

Maintenance Round 1, Week 4, Day 4 – 2/9

Weight: 135.4 = down .4 pounds

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 82
– 1-hour PP: 90
– 2-hour PP: 84

It’s been a busy day. I have lots of energy and feeling good. I was hungry early today but not hungry enough to finish all the food on my menu. I’m leaving now for a long weekend and will be back Monday.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 5, Day 3 – 2/15

Weight: 132.6 = down .4 pounds

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
– Fasting: 83
– 1-hour PP: 91
– 2-hour PP: 86

Today, I squeezed in lunch with a friend between housework and errands. Lately, I’ve had to many meals at restaurants. I’m afraid of eating hidden sugars and think I haven’t been eating enough. Also, I keep not posting because I’m busy, so though I realize now I should have started Protocol Monday I didn’t. Didn’t even take or post my measurements.

I’ve lost a lot of weight (almost sixteen pounds) and even more inches in two months, but if I don’t have the commitment to be here, I should move on and let a newcomer take my place. Thank you, SugarFree, for all you’ve done for me — given me a truly new start to my life — and for what you do everyday for everyone. I really appreciate it, and you.

[Note: Thanks, Shawna — I wish you the very best. Come back to the comment section every once in a while and let everyone know how you’re doing!]

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8 Responses to SugarFree Protocol – Shawna

  1. Kym says:

    Good luck Shawna! I have come a long way with SugarFree’s help. My relationship with food was not healthy and it has been a struggle to change that, but I’m doing well by taking SugarFree’s advice and by following her healthy diet.

    Kym

  2. Rodrigo says:

    Great blog, I admire the writing style. It’s also fun keeping up with all the participants. I’d wish them all ‘good luck’ but it doesn’t look like anyone needs it. 🙂

  3. SugarFree,

    I’m a bit confused on this whole site, but I feel you have really got this figured out and would like to try it. You said something about a formula to figure out how much of each we are supposed to eat for our bodies. I am very interested in this as I have also done several rounds of HCG and did well but eventually I gained it all back. It seemed to be the only thing that worked. Can you please help me get started?

  4. Chery says:

    I came across your blog a few months ago and have been following your participants. I love what you are doing for your participants and it is all without any drugs or starvation methods. Its real food. At time I came across your blog I had started my first round of HCG but stopped one week after reading your blog for fear that I was going to do more harm than good. I would love to see if you can help me. I am desperately in need of help.

  5. Shawna says:

    I just read the ingredient list on the pepper sauce. Yikes! HFCS! Honestly, I usually read labels and avoid HFCS. I purchased a brand I normally don’t buy — lesson learned!

    INGREDIENTS: DISTILLED VINEGAR, AGED CAYENNE RED PEPPERS, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, SALT, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, XANTHAN GUM, PAPRIKA AND GARLIC POWDER.

    • Shawna,

      Even when you buy something you normally do, if it has a label on it — READ IT. Manufacturers change their labels all the time. Karo Corn Syrup used to be just that. Corn Syrup. A few years ago they added HFCS, which I’m sure cut down on their cost.

      And when you do read a label, don’t read the ‘serving’ guide first. Read the ingredient list first, because even if a serving size (often a ridiculously small amount — like half a teaspoon — in order to skirt the labeling laws) has ZERO sugar, there can still be sugar in the ingredient list, and thus in the product. Please toss this bottle. There is no amount of it that you or anyone should ever eat.

      So next time your meter tells you that you’ve eaten sugar, don’t assume you know why. Put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and go hunting through your menu to find the cause. Then you can put it in your report, and teach us. 🙂

      SugarFree

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