Day 16 of VLCD (R1P2)
Today is day 16 of the VLCD. I decided to start a blog about my progress so better late than never. I read quite a few weight loss blogs so I thought I'd finally take the opportunity to make my own blog.
Just a bit of background. I've been overweight since age 7. In grade 11 I weighed 186 pounds. I remember going to a one of the major weight loss clinics that year and finally finding out my weight - 186 pounds. I was mortified. I had no idea. Plus I was shorter than I am now. I had a bit of a growth spurt late in high school and reached 5'4. I think back in grade 11 I was 5'2.
So then progress a few years, I finished university and was 222. I went up to 236 before I became pregnant with my first daughter in 1999 and then after she was born I decided to give the weight loss another try. By the time she was 18 months I had reached 269.9. Might as well say 270! Went on Dr. Bernstein Diet and got down to 234. Then over the years went back up to 250. When I started another diet in May 2006 (1200 calories per day), I got down to 204. I was estatic. Everyone was commenting and I felt so much better. Then I gave up and my weight stabilized at about 220. There's something about getting under 200 that I think I'm sabotaging the efforts.
I want this time to be different. I had gone down to 216 at the end of November through careful eating. After Christmas this year, the poundage started to creep up again. I got up to 228 and my pants were getting too tight and was scared
I started researching HCG and ordered some HCG drops off Ebay on January 6th. The drops never arrived - I assume they were held up in customs. Canadians have a very hard time ordering HCG even the sublingual kind.
Then in February I decided to try the injections and looked high and low for a company that would ship to Canada. Then I found a wonderful company that ships to Canada and I received the package within 6-8 days at a very reasonable price. (http://www.yourhcgdiet.com/)
I started this diet on February 22, 2010. Day 1 & Day 2 of loading brought me up to 230.08) As of today I am 213.9. That's a loss including the loading weight of 16.9 pounds.
Day 1 of the VLCD was very difficult. I was tired when I got home from work that I had to have a 2 hour nap. The hunger feelings and uncomfortableness started to subside by Day 4 of the VLCD. I don't feel physically hungry but I still have (at times) wicked mental cravings.
I can cook for my husband and children and it doesn't bother me. Preparation of my veggies and chicken, shrimp, etc. is the key to being sucessful. Also, for those wondering I started drining my Diet Pepsi again on about day 6. I was a hardcore DP addict and I've cut back considerably but I still have about 3 cans a day and it doesn't seem to be interfering with the weight loss. I also use Walden Farms products. They're great!! I mix veggies - but usually not more than 2. My favourite meal is chicken with celery and red onions. I only mix more than 2 when I buy a salad.
For the first few days, my husband gave me the injections in the but as I had read somewhere that the injection needs to be intermuscular. But now I do it myself in the stomach. I have quite a bit of fat there so I don't think it's going into any muscle but again, it doesn't seem to be preventing weight loss.
This post is getting really long. If you're still reading at this point - thanks. And I wish you nothing but success with HCG.
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