Friday, January 1, 2010

First Day Back on hCG

Yesterday was really hard as I tried to wrap my head around starting another round. I've been off for two months and had totally been back to eating normally (which is whatever I wanted...reasonably). To know that I would go to the restrictive diet phase was something I wasn't looking forward to.

On the flip side, to know that in 3 weeks time, I will have shed every single last pound of extra baggage this little body has been holding onto for 15 years is thrilling to me. I have enjoyed the past two months at a significantly lower weight and know that feeling will pale compared to the time when my body is at the size it should be - when it's healthy and lean.

This morning when I first took my hCG, it took me a moment to process the do's and don'ts of the program that were so second nature to me before. I need to not automatically put lotion on myself, not use a certain body wash I love so much, not forget to keep things out of my mouth as I'm cooking - stuff like that. I don't mind; I just have to remember. It's a small price to pay I think.

For those of you who have done a round of hCG and are considering now to go do another round, I have a big piece of advice. Do not load this time. And if you do, do not load with sugar. Only fats! I loaded my prior to doing my 2nd round and gained 7 lbs. This time, I am not loading at all. It took me nearly the whole first week to drop that 7 lbs I gained during loading. I feel a little hungrier today than I probably should since I didn't load but I don't care since I didn't gain anything prior to starting another round...

Anyway, so here goes. Hopefully this is the last time I have to do this for a really long time.

3 backward glances:

Rachel said...

Good luck with the next round. I need to shed some lbs but the baby is still attached to me... maybe someday I can get my body back :)

feefifoto said...

hCG for weight loss? I never knew that. Thought it was for fertility.

Amy said...

3 days in - so far so good! Good loss this morning!

feelfitfoto: you've not heard of hCG? there's a link on my blog you can click to to get more info! it's a great weight loss solution.