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HCG Maintenance Day 7

I have made it a week being able to maintain. It has been a few days since I last wrote and since the last time I have lost a lot and gained a little but today was my first day waking up to 1 lb gain and the first time I went over my LDW by .5 lbs. I am perfectly happy with that b/c I know I had a little too much “fat” yesterday. It has been hard for me to get all my calories in in the day b/c I feel full all the time and I don’t want to eat if I feel full. I also know I didn’t drink enough water yesterday either. I just take it one day at a time and am looking forward to being out of maintenance phase 3 and into phase 4 where I can start adding some carbs. I have kind of settled into a routine as far as my mornings go and I feel happy about that. I do miss my morning cinnamon sugar toast like I used to have for breakfast before I started this diet but I am sure I can slowly work my way back to that. I know I don’t seem to have as much energy as I did when I was on protocol for the VLCD but I do know that I am just starting my journey so it will take time. As always every day is a new day and I just take it as such. I get to make my niece her first birthday cake from me this weekend. She will be 2 yrs old and I am so happy to have her around, not only for me but for my son. Watching those two together is like watching a brother and sister. It really lights up my life to know I am making a better change for myself and for my family. My husband has noticed the change in me as well and is uber supportive on those days where I am a little down b/c of not getting to eat what I want or being able to cook dinner for the whole family like I used to but I know I will get there.

 

I went shopping for some new work pants yesterday b/c I can no longer wear the two pair I own b/c they just slide right off of me as I bend over or what not. It felt good to get one size smaller. I know, I would have been down one more dress size if I hadn’t went “hog wild” eating whatever I wanted last summer/fall/winter but I am happy that I at least lost that weight I gained after breastfeeding. All in all I am pretty happy with the results thus far and cannot wait to see where I end up at the end of summer. It will be hard b/c we do have a few summer activities that we do regularly which involve drinking or celebrating but I know with a new mind set that I will not let the weight come back on. I have decided I may not go back on my next round till after August as I just don’t know when I can work in the VLCD with all the things I have planned but we will see how it goes. I will try to check in every few days and let you know of any easy or hard things I have gone thru to help those out there in roughly the same situation I am in. Just remember, every day is a new day, even if you “screw up” today, tomorrow you can fix it. Keep your heads up looking to the sky and your dreams of a skinnier you!

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7 Comments

  1. By: Pat (Day 42) 32.2 # DOWN!!!

    on: April 9, 2011 . Reply

    Stay strong.

  2. By: Pat (Day 44) 33.6 # DOWN!!!

    on: April 10, 2011 . Reply

    OK…. Another happy dance today.. down 1.2 lbs. Had a hard last couple of days, we went to the Minnesota Twins opener baseball game, and the smells at our new stadium just about drove me crazy!! They have all these wonderful foods to eat. The thing is, I wasn’t hungry (I packed my own food) I was just seeing/smelling the food and it made me “just” want it (An old habit) Anyway, I made it through a long day of watching people eat,drink,& THEN eat, drink again & again & again!! I have now gone down almost 3 sizes & feeling good. I have had many “Stalls since I began HCG diet, but I think it averaged out pretty good, it is probably best to take some of the weight off slower in order for your body the re-sculpt it’s self. I have 2 weeks before I go on maintenance, and I am a little frightened :o

    • By: Alesha

      on: April 10, 2011 . Reply

      That is awesome! Keep up with the good work and will power. You will be fine these next 2 weeks and then don’t worry about maintenance. I have been maintaining just fine and it is pretty easy. Just taking it slow with adding new things in and see how it effects you before you start adding new stuff. Plus, remember when on maintenance it really means the most, every day is a new day. Keep it up!

      • By: Pat (Day 44) 33.6 # DOWN!!!

        on: April 10, 2011 . Reply

        Thanks for the support… Later……… :) :)

  3. By: Pat (Day 44) 33.6 # DOWN!!!

    on: April 11, 2011 . Reply

    Down another .2 lbs… slow but sure it coming off. Hope all is well for everyone else :)

  4. By: Pat (Day 46) 34.6 # DOWN!!!

    on: April 12, 2011 . Reply

    OMG…Lately everyday I get on the scale I lost weight! Today another .8 lbs! Must be that I am finally able to get outside and do some gardening after this long Minnesota winter we had! I makes such a difference to see a loss everyday instead of “The Same” or “A Stall” My mood is so much better seeing the weight come off, so all of you out there just beginning, you hang in there, cuz in the end you will be feeling so good about yourself & what you have accomplished.

  5. By: Pat (Day 48) 36.4 # DOWN!!!

    on: April 14, 2011 . Reply

    It has been a wild past week for me!! Every single day I have stepped on the scale I have had a loss. In the past 5 days I have taken off 4.2 lbs !! It’s crazy… NO STALLS, and I have had many in the past 45 days, which have lasted sometimes 4 days and has made me very frustrated, but I have hung in there strong & have never cheated. It is all paying off for me, as I am very close to losing 40 lbs… Right now is the lowest I have weighed since 1993 !!!! I could go on & on as I am on such a “high” today, This diet has been a miracle for me !! Everyone stay strong, it is all worth it !!

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