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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guest Blogger: Joyce

I began my HCG weight loss journey almost exactly two years ago. I have been dieting all my life. And yes, I would have success, for the first 30 pounds. After that I would get stuck, and couldn't seem to lose anymore weight no matter what I would do. So, I would get discouraged, give up, and gain back the weight I had already lost and, unfortunately, sometimes gain more.
I went to a friend's wedding in January of 2009 and talked to another friend who had just had bypass surgery. She was doing really good and talked to me about it. I decided to try one more diet I had heard about before giving up and having bypass surgery done. Luckily for me, it was the HCG diet.
I started the diet when I was staying in a hotel room for four weeks. It was not easy--no diet ever is, especially when you love food. But, I stuck with it. I didn't even know how much I was losing because I couldn't weigh at the same time every day. The hotel had a scale, but it was in the exercise room, which didn't open until 6 a.m. and I was already at work by that time.
I went home after four weeks and one of the people in my area who wanted to try the diet asked me if I had read the HCG weight loss guide book yet. I hadn't. I was just following the program that came with my HCG oral spray. So, she loaned me her book and I read it over the next couple of days. On the day I finished the book, I had lost 36 pounds in 35 days. The book recommended that you stop after 42 days on the diet or 34 pounds of weight loss. So I decided to start the maintenance phase.
To my surprise, I didn't gain any weight back. In fact, I lost another 6 pounds during the six week break between my first round and my second round. I was so enthusiastic about my weight loss, that I never tired of telling people about the program when they asked. It was a miracle to me.
I have lost a total of 120 pounds in the last two years and I am very happy with the results. I still need to lose more weight, but I know that I can continue to have success because this diet works for me. Still, I am always quick to caution people that this is just like any other diet you go on. If you go straight back to eating the same way you did before the diet, you will put the weight back on. The change has to be a lifestyle change. But following the HCG program has proven to be the key to help me not only lose weight but to change my eating habits.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Back on Maintenance

I'm terribly sorry about the lack of posts going on here. I haven't felt much like writing anything lately, but here is a short little post to keep this going.

So I am on the three week transitional period between the very low calorie diet and eating regularly. I lost twenty three pounds in the five weeks we were on the low calorie part! We went off a week early because of an event we had planned. It's so hard to eat twelve to fifteen hundred calories a day when you are used to only five hundred a day. It's even harder when you think about all of those good veggies that barley have any calories at all to them! I went down a pant size (woo-hoo!!!) and feel really good. I have noticed one downside to loosing weight. I tend to get cold a lot easier now. Brr! I can't wait for spring!