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Thursday, May 13, 2010

HCG and ME

I think I may have mentioned that my doctor suggested this protocol to me several weeks ago. He was supposed to be getting it in and was going to show me how to do the injections myself, etc but it has been probably two months already and he still doesn't have it in. I actually have two friends who have been doing this and are experiencing great results so far. I was talking to one of them a few weeks ago and she was really encouraging so I decided to buy enough for my first round and see how I do. I figure I'm bound to lose something because the first 40 days you are eating only 500 calories a day (basically lean meat, a few select fruits and green leafy veggies). I'm still trying to get under 400 lbs for my surgery, so I'm hoping that, if nothing else, I'll achieve that goal over the next month. At that point, I can decide whether I want to have the surgery or see how I do another round.

So, today began my first of three days "loading" before I start the VLCD (very low calorie diet). Basically, on your loading days, you eat pretty much what you want. Many people seem to use these days as a treat to eat all the stuff you aren't going to be eating over the next month. One friend has urged me to try to stay away from sugars and starches during these three days, but I think it is more so that when you go on the vlcd, you adjust easier. Another friend used her 3 days as license to eat whatever she wanted and she did great her first round. I've spent the last two plus weeks really watching what i ate and have lost a few lbs. My body is really kind of not cooperating and I'm not sure why. I'm hoping that stepping up my exercise will help.

Anyway, by Sunday, I will be on the vlcd phase. Most people tend to lose on average about a lb. a least half a pound a day. I'm hoping that since I have so much to lose, I'll be on the higher end. It is kind of exciting to think that I could be under 400 lbs for the first time in years in about a month.

I've been busy the last week or so and Tanner is kind of going through a rough patch which is why I haven't been posting much. It has just been really draining on me as each night has been a battle where he is concerned and after months of a really easy going kiddo, it is kind of a very depressing deja vu and I didn't want to get on here and complain. He seems to be doing a bit better so I'm hopeful. He isn't thrilled about going to the gym with me (hopefully that starts next week), but I'm really hoping that the more weight I lose, the more strength I get back, the more I'm going to be able to start doing with him. He is just the hardest kid to motivate!

Anyway, break is over so have to get back to work BOO! ttys


Tricia said...

I know some people at work did it and it worked pretty well for them, but they didn't stick with it due to how restrictive it was, and also the cost.

You just have to be REALLY careful with the calories because the shot itself is like 2000 calories, so that's why you're not hungry. Well, I'm sure there's more science to it, but that's just something I read in my skimming while I was trying to decide whether or not to do it.

In the end, I decided not to because I didn't know how it would react with my insulin. I hope it works out for you and takes you where you need to be for surgery. Take care, girlie <3

Laurie ( said...

Good luck with the new plan. I have actually never heard of this before, so I'm interested to read about it. I'm a sponge when it comes to anything weight loss related.. probably why I'm so messed up in the head! I read too much! LOL


Josher McGuire said...

Good luck with the hCG ... I just started my First Round four days ago and have already lost 10lbs! It's not easy, especially if you are an emotional eater, but I've found that if you listen more to your body, your body is actually telling your full most of the time.

There are a lot of great recipes and advice around the internet. You can even get more information on my blog at

Good luck with the hCG and your weight loss. You'll do great!

Josher McGuire