HCG update and my monthly visitor

HCG diet Sub-lingual drops

This is the very first diet I have tried. Loosing about a pound a day is amazing for motivation and sticking to the diet.

Last Monday I weighed 216, today a week later I weigh 214. Why did I loose so little last week? I did not freak out and do an apple day (apple days do not sound like fun).

My moon time started today, I had already taken the HCG this morning. I am not supposed to take the HCG but still stick to the 500 calorie diet. My mother tells me young ladies on HCG can skip their period all together. Supposedly after I am done menstruating my weight will drop dramatically. I will let you know.

I have always given myself permission to eat what ever I like around my moon time- as a treat for putting up with it :). I will tell you- last night I had a small (well they call it small) chocolate shake from White Castle. 650 Calories 17g of Fat- wow I just looked that up and that’s more than I can eat all day.
Friday is 99 cent Cheese Coney day at Gold Star and my BF has been waiting for this for a long time- so I will cheat again, 2 cheese coneys please! Hmm just looked up how much a cheese coney will “cost” me-
We are talking 343 calories and 18g of fat. Looks like I will have just one- or as an alternative lock myself in the bedroom :).

Honestly I don’t like the notion of cheating. I am on a diet to be healthy and good to my animal body. Food is a fuel my body burns to function not a treat to change my mood or emotional status. I do wonder: Why is Food Fun?

Since starting the diet I realize most of my social life revolved around food, restaurants, heck even taking a walk would end up in a coffee or slice of pizza. I have been Hermited, most of what I think to do involves eating or drinking. I can tell you I am saving money! I see I have to change the way I think on this subject.

Any Advice?

Thanks !

HCG Diet

Monday May 23rd 2010 I began the HCG diet.
Skipping details about the two “loading days” straight into Phase 2.

Phase 2 will last for over 30 days, 5 days down. Since Monday I have lost 6.8 lbs. Normal results from this diet are about 30lbs lost in 30 days. I am hoping to loose more than that in the 30 some odd days I remain on HCG.

My Diet :
15 HCG Drops, weigh self.

Breakfast: All the black coffee, tea and water (with lemon) I want.

Lunch: 100 grams of organic chicken with a handful of fresh organic raw spinach, seasoned with Cajun spices, lemon and apple vinegar cider.

Snack: Organic Apple, or Organic Orange.

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Dinner: 100 grams 85% lean organic beef, handful or organic Romain lettuce.

Snack: Organic Apple, or Organic Orange.

I drink about a gallon of water a day as well as tea and coffee. The beef is a new addition, I have been eating fish. I have had a lot of hunger pains, so switching to beef seems to have helped. I choose between chicken, fish and lean beef as the meat. I choose between organic celery, spinach and Romain lettuce.

Additions: I have added apple cider vinegar as well as lemon juice to my meals for cleansing. I am taking an A-Z multivitamin and digestive bean enzymes. I have ordered MSM soap and MSM tablets to aid in the tightening and smoothing of skin- they should be here next week.

Exercise: I was doing pretty well on my stationary bike and taking walks before the diet. Now that I am on the diet I have very little energy and it’s hard to walk around much less work out. I have seen a lot of people on the diet get more energy during the second week- so if that happens I have an exercise plan consisting of dancing, walking and biking each day.

Side Effects: I’ve been very hungry and just dealing with it. My energy has been low and I have been sleepy. It’s been difficult to get to sleep at night, then getting up about four times to pee (lots of water). My mood has not really been effected, just talking about food and the diet a lot.

So far I am happy with the challenge vs the results! I am forced to discipline myself and analyze my relationship with food. Every day when I go to the scale I know the day before made a difference! It’s not easy but enjoying growing and learning. 🙂