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.