I am on my second round of HCG. I lost about 35 lb on my first round and gained back 15 in the past year. I am a chef's assistant and a serious home baker. I know this time when I am finished with phase 3 that I MUST stick to whole grains and continue to be careful.
I am on day 10 (minus loading) and I am down 13 lbs. I am very pleased and feel pretty good during the day, however by about 4pm, I start craving and I get very uncomfortable. I entertain ideas of stopping at day 23. But the next morning when I wake up and weight myself, I am always very happy and feel inspired to continue. This morning I was at 154lbs. and I can "see" a big difference. The reason I need a buddy is that I get NO support or encouragement from my friends(only my 9 yr old daughter) everyone filters themselves by saying ,"you do not need to lose any weight, you look fine" or"you look the same to me" I am 5'8 and I guess I carry my weight well but I KNOW when I am not at the weight I should be. I have that muffin top thing going on and I am bulky through my shoulders and upper back and upper arms. working out had never worked for me as I have an Autoimmune disorder and I do not have the stamina to endure any sort of working out. It is all I can do to get through the day. I feel very alone and would love someone to cheer me on. I am also a very good cheerleader for someone else. There is also the issue of telling anyone about the amazing success one has on HCG. Everyone says it is bullcrap and unhealthy because they do not understand the science behind it. Explaining it to people is pointless as well as they will only believe the traditional diet methods even though there is walking evidence everywhere that they do not work...LOL