This blog column is by Colleen Coble. She is also known as “Grammy,” our forum’s highly regarded Chief Moderator. Colleen is recognized as a leading expert on the HCG Diet and has guided millions of people through the HCG Diet in our forums. What many people don’t know, is that Grammy is also a best selling, award winning author. If you would like to learn more about Grammy, visit her website: You can also join Grammy’s Groupies HCG Diet support group in the HCG Diet Info Forums.  It is a great honor to have Colleen share her exceptional knowledge with HDI members every day, and an even greater honor to know her. Colleen, may you always feel our extreme gratitude and live in the good karma you have created. 🙂

Grammy’s HCG Diet Journey

I’m a huge fan of the hCG diet. I tried every diet known to man through most of my life without any real success. I’d resigned myself to being fat. One day in 2008 I was signing my new release at a bookstore. A darling family drove several hours to meet me, and the mom, Janet, mentioned she’d lost 60 pounds. I said, “I wish I could lose 60 pounds.” She assured me I could and told me about the hCG diet. She wrote down the name of this miracle diet, and I began researching. I stumbled across HDI in October of 2008 and voraciously read everything I could about it on the forum, though I didn’t join at first. I joined in April 2009 when I was ready to do my first round.

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I was afraid to hope it would really work, but I’d tried everything else, so I figured I’d give it a try too. To my amazement it actually worked. Through multiple rounds, I lost 75 pounds and went from a size 22 to an 8 where I’ve stayed. I look very different now than I did then. I’m 64 years old, but I feel much younger. I am so thankful Janet cared enough to tell me, a stranger really, about the diet. So that’s why I tell everyone. I try to pay it forward the way she did for me.

I decided I’m going to do another round. I had some thyroid issues crop up this past year and I’d gained 5 pounds which I could take off in a normal way, but I’d also like to lose a little more weight. I’ve been careful about getting too low in weight because I think older women look gaunt and terrible if we go to too low, but I can stand to lose a bit more. I’m going on a family trip to Hawaii the end of March so I decided now is the time to do it. I’m testing hCG from Riverfront MD on this round, and if you like, you can read along below as I blog my journey.

If you’d like to see pictures of my progress from a size 22 to a size 8, go here:

Feb 13, 2016

I mixed up the hcg from Riverfront MD this morning, and I must say, I’m very impressed with the packaging. I decided to try it with B12 because they have methyl B12 and it came as a powder mixed into the hcg. I then added bacteriostatic water which should preserve it well. When I tried it with B12 before, I used the B12 as the diluent. I think this will be much better.

The hcg vial was big enough for me to mix a full 10 cc of bac water into the powder which made me happy. I had a 10 cc sterile vial ready just in case but I didn’t need it. They also sent me MIC shots. I tried them once before and saw no effect from them so I’m not hopeful of anything from them but we will see! J

I am injecting IM in my butt because for me it doesn’t seem to build up in the blood as much. Pretty much everyone I know who have done IM don’t have to monkey with the dose. 125 iu seems great for the majority, just like Dr. Simeons said in the original protocol.

The booklet that came with the hcg has a modified food list, but you all know me. I’m not going rogue. LOL I tried a rogue round with MCT oil once for a paleo doctor friend, and it was an epic fail so I already know adding oil doesn’t work for me.

So today was a load day. I am not a big believer in loading enough to make yourself sick so I just eat every 3 hours or so. I had 2 eggs with gluten free sourdough toast for breakfast. For lunch I had a turkey sandwich with cheese. I’ve had cashews every few hours, and I’m fixing chicken with sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. I see a banana split in my future!

Feb 14, 2016

Valentine’s Day! I’m going to have some Chipotle for lunch today since it will be the last time for a few weeks. I like to load on food that I know I’ll miss when on the protocol, and Chipotle is my favorite. I gained a pound yesterday which is about usual for me.

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5 Responses to “Grammy’s HCG Diet Journey”
  • So, what has been happening with your experience using the products Tom your Riverfront MD order? I have not ordered waiting to hear what you think…

  • Hello,

    Glad to see you here. I just ordered from Riverfront MD, and plan to start another round or two of HCG. It really is about the only thing – or I should say the best thing – that has helped me, and I’m excited to do it again. Sorry to see you have “resigned” from the forum, which I have not been on since 2012. At 79 next week, losing weight ain’t as easy as it used to be, you know? ☺
    I may be back asking questions again after I receive my order.

  • Hello. I used injections ten years ago and had great weight loss success. I’ve also done some drops but they were more trouble and I didn’t lose as quickly or as much. With the shots, each one in my thighs or stomach caused bruising. I do have some large blood vessels. The drops cause heartburn. Any suggestions on which I should do?

    • Hello Nancy,

      I normally bruise pretty easily myself but I have never had a bruise from Hcg injections. I use the insulin needles, and they are soooo tiny. I also do them in my upper buttock or hip rather than anywhere else. I can say with 100% confidence that this works because within a day or two, I can take a pregnancy test and it will come up positive- the Hcg has definitely made it into my system and intramuscular was not necessary. I also like that the tiny insulin needles are painless- More often than not, I feel nothing at all. If you do prefer intramuscular for your own reasons, then I would suggest icing the area for a bit first. Also, make sure you let the alcohol dry (naturally; do not blow on it) so that it does not sting.

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