Saturday, July 17, 2010

HCG Drops – Day 4

Before you wonder what happened to days 1-3, I didn’t post then. I hesitate posting now. Most everyone I know who have been on these miracle weight-reducing drops have kept it a secret until they reveal their near perfect bodies.

I’ve never been one for convention.

You may or may not have heard of this too-good-to-be-true diet. I wouldn’t have considered it if I didn’t personally know people who have been successful on it. That being said, I indemnify myself against anyone coming to me later and saying they had tried the diet and it didn’t work, or worse, did harm to their bodies. Go sue Dr. Simmons. He’s the one that invented the thing.

Speaking of Dr. Simmons, it’s advisable that you read his report: Pounds and Inches, found in it’s entirety free online. He talks about the injections, (I have chosen to use the homeopathic drops instead for. . .um. . .obvious reason,) but the principles are the same. Do your research before attempting this diet! A lot can be found online.

Now, assuming we’re all on the same page, and I won’t have to answer any questions that you could easily find in a Google search, I’ll continue.

No promises on how often I’ll post my progress or struggles. But, I thought if my sharing helps one person, perhaps it would be worth opening this very private part of myself. I intend to be very honest in this series of articles.

First, my before picture:file6891267422371



You think I’m going to post my real picture? I’m not that honest!

Here’s my diary so far:

  • Day 1 – Glut, aka Load Day 1. I ate all my favorite fatty foods, including cookies, Limon potato chips, and Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. I also had some protein. Hubby and I went to Famous Dave’s for our anniversary, and I brought half of my short ribs home just for this day. By nightfall, I could barely move. The instructions said to pig-out, but I felt like whole hog was a bit much. Still, the reason for this is because the drops don’t kick in for about four days, so this extra fat was to keep me from getting hungry until they do.
  • Day 2 – Glut some more, aka Load Day 2. I gotta confess. I couldn’t eat a thing until about 2:30 in the afternoon.  I’d had half a pound of bacon the morning before, and had intended to finish it off on Day 2. Couldn’t do it. I did manage to get more fat into me in the afternoon and evening, though.
  • Day 3 – I’ve never been so happy to not eat in my life. What a relief! I think the Load days are more psychological than physical. After two days of cramming food down my gullet, I was relieved to start the 500 cals a day. I did well, but of course, it’s something new. I always do great on the first few days of a diet, but then get bored really quick and want to go back to just grabbing any convenience food I can.
  • Day 4 – Scales say I’ve lost a pound from when I started. I don’t count the weight after the load days, which added six pounds. When I gain that much that fast, it’s all water. The true test is my measurements. I lost a total of 1.5 inches, most of that off my waist. Again, I’m being cautious because I know that was water. It had to be. I pee’d enough yesterday!

And so, I’m sitting here at 5:00 p.m., not starving but feeling normal hunger nudges.

Another useful link is the HCG Diet info site. There’s a forum there, so please utilize that instead of asking me questions. I’m still new at this and don’t want to lead anyone astray. If you do comment, I’ve turned on the monitoring option because of spam comments I’ve been getting. So, if you don’t see your comment right away, give me time to approve it.

As I said, I don’t know how often I’ll post. You may not hear from me again until I’ve reached my goal. . .many, many days from now. But, I just wanted to blog about this new adventure, and hopefully it will have a happy ending.

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