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Friday, December 31, 2010

The start of a round

I'm starting a new round of the diet today. Today and tomorrow are my load days and then I will start the low calorie part on Sunday. I'm excited to start again. I gained about fifteen pounds over the holidays and had go back to wearing some of my larger pants. I hate that feeling when you go to put on a pair of pants that just a week ago you could fit into, and you realize that there is absolutely no way on earth that you are going to get those things done up and still be able to breath. I've been in a very problematic area for about a year now and would really like to get as far away from it as I can.
But, for today and tomorrow, I'm going to enjoy eating foods that I won't be able to have again until the last phase of the diet.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Diets at Christmas time?

I'm finding it extremely hard to maintain my weight right now. I've been going up and down quite a bit lately. I really hate doing steak days, and I am trying to avoid them, but I may not have a choice pretty soon. This is why I don't do the low calorie part of the diet during the holidays. I know my personal limits and know that I don't have the will power to stay away from all the goodies. Besides, it's my own little tradition to make treats to give to people and you have to taste your own creations! Luckily, I'm now satisfied with just eating a couple of treats instead of sitting down and twenty minutes later realizing the whole plate is gone!

Exercising seems to help me maintain my weight, but it's hard finding time to do it. By the time I get home from work, I'm exhausted. I'm not a morning person, and I barley wake up in time to make it to work. I also don't loose weight when I exercise, so I start to feel a little depressed about it. I know that I'm maintaining my weight better, but if I'm going to put the effort in to work out, why can't I loose a few pounds? I also don't like to exercise alone when there are other people in the house and I'm never home alone! I would ask my roommates to work out with me, but my nephew would never do it and my sister seems to gain weight exercising so she's not interested.

Although the low calorie part can get boring, I'm actually looking forward to starting it when the new year begins. I'm in a trouble spot, the weight I was at all through high school, and need to get away from this area.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Maintenance is the part of the diet where you are focused on keeping your weight as steady as possible. The goal is to not gain more than 2 pounds of what you lost while on the low calorie part of the diet. This is where I am at the moment. I should have started the low calorie part again by now, but I know myself and know that I don't have the will power to go through the holidays without being able to eat all that yummy food. So I am waiting until the new year to start again. I just hope that I can keep my weight down until then.

I will try to update the blog more once I am on the low calorie part of the diet again. At the moment, there is not much to report. I will have a few guest bloggers come on and tell you about their amazing journeys with this diet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Starting my journey

My HCG journey started May30th, 2009. I was quite depressed about my weight and hated going out. I wasn't comfortable in my own skin. My oldest sister had tried this diet with much success and talked to me about trying it as well. After reading a book about it and much discussion with my roommate (also another sister of mine), I decided I wanted to do this. It wasn't an easy thing to do. There is a lot of controversy about this diet, and I found that out first hand when a family member objected to it strongly. It's hard to continue anything in life when you don't have the support of some of your closest family members. I have now been on this for a year and a half and have enjoyed many benefits of this diet (not just weight loss).

When I started, I weighed 249.6 pounds, wore a size 22 pant and an XL or 2X shirt depending on the brand. I now wear a size 16 pant and Large shirt. I look at my clothes now and still have problems realizing that I can fit into them. I still see myself as the "bigger me" when I look at clothes. It feels wonderful not to have to shop in the plus size section at stores anymore. I'm still overly self conscious when I go out, but I feel more comfortable being out in public. I still have a long way to go to get to my goal, though. I hope that I can help inspire and support even just one person with this blog.