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  1. MominCali's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by yayhowfun
    Wow, useless is a pretty strong word, considering the plethora of people who use it with great results, myself included.
    I'm not trying to insult anyone's success. There isn't just *one* way to lose weight.
    The fact is, homeopathic "hcg" contains an infinitesimal amount of the hormone. Whatever the *other* ingredients are, or, a placebo effect is the actual aid to the VLCDs.

    Frankly, we're all starving ourselves and some of us get through the day with a homeopathic aid, and some need Rx. For me, neither homeopathic concoction -- pellets or drops-- worked in the slightest. I wish they had, I prefer homeopathic remedies in general, and it's a bother to have to order from India, mix them up, etc.
  2. MominCali's Avatar
    I basically eat salad and a protein for lunch and dinner, with apple slices as snacks. So those 2 meals are protocol.
    Breakfast is tough -- I exercise almost every morning (either run 2 miles or bike 3 miles & 40 minutes weights). So, by the time I return, I'm famished. Some mornings I'll eat half a banana with 1 Tbl natural peanut butter & tea, or just have a hard boiled egg.

    I actually cheated yesterday and had buttered popcorn with the kids during their playdate. So, although I lose with fewer carbs than "normal", I don't need to cut them out completely. Most important is to have the aforementioned salad/protein (no carbs) dinner by 6 and not eat *anything* else after that.

    I agree that 500 must work for people who don't exercise much. I didn't want to give up the muscle tone, endurance and endorphines while on this plan. I'd rather lose slowly...

  3. yayhowfun's Avatar
    Wow, useless is a pretty strong word, considering the plethora of people who use it with great results, myself included.
  4. happydj's Avatar
    I too lose better when I take in more calories (I am just starting R3). My magic numbers are 600-650 calories and I add an extra 3 oz serving of protein when I work out (which I eat within 30 minutes after my workouts..otherwise I get loopy). Perhaps the 500 calories works for folks that are not active.

    BTW -what protocol are you following? Your foods do not resemble those on Dr. S or Dr. T protocol.

    Cheers to continued losses.
  5. captncrunch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cherishedruffles
    Where do you guys buy your HCG from?
    I get my hhcg pellets from meridian health labs for 32....That doctor is crazy....Wow, predators, Its disgusting how much they can charge people.
  6. MominCali's Avatar
    $525.00?!?
    And then another $125.00 thereafter?

    Oh no - I spent $45.00 for *3* of the 5000 Hucog vials, plus ~$25. shipping, the mixing kit was about $20, I think, then another $10 in shipping. The only reason I didn't just get my own syringes is CA doesn't seem to sell them w/out a prescription, so it was easier to get a kit online. I don't think I'll need 3 vials, but it was the same shipping either way...
  7. cherishedruffles's Avatar
    I went to a doctor and they gave me the pills under the tongue. I had some problems after the 1st 3 weeks "not from the HGC" and have not been back. I thought that maybe I could order them cheaper than the doctor. It was 525.00 to start and then 125.00 each week thereafter.
  8. MominCali's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cherishedruffles
    Where do you guys buy your HCG from?
    I got mine from Reliable Rx -- no problems and shipping wasn't too bad (considering the continents it's traversing to get here!). Where do you get yours (drops or injections), or are you doing Hhcg?
  9. MominCali's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CrittleBug
    I tell everyone that I know that wants to loose weight. I tell them all about it from my point of view and they can all see how much weight I've lost. I had my baby and I was at 200 lbs. too and I wasted so much time and money on stuff that doesn't work. All the time that I wasted on stuff that doesn't work, I wish someone would've told me about it sooner. And a couple people that I've told have even bought it and are doing it too. If she really wants to loose the weight, she'll be open minded. Especially if she's been trying and knows how hard it is. People want to talk so much bad stuff about HCG, but they don't realize how many life's it's saving. It's giving people that thought they never had a chance to loose weight their life back. And that's the greatest gift anyone could ever give you. And once your done the program your so much healthier and you eat so much better. I'm telling you if she really wants to loose weight, your gonna be doing her a great favor and she'll definitely thank you.
    I agree. Fortunaely, she and I are close enough that I could wait for her to mention her weight and then gently guide the conversation without it looking judgemental.
  10. cherishedruffles's Avatar
    Where do you guys buy your HCG from?
  11. CrittleBug's Avatar
    I tell everyone that I know that wants to loose weight. I tell them all about it from my point of view and they can all see how much weight I've lost. I had my baby and I was at 200 lbs. too and I wasted so much time and money on stuff that doesn't work. All the time that I wasted on stuff that doesn't work, I wish someone would've told me about it sooner. And a couple people that I've told have even bought it and are doing it too. If she really wants to loose the weight, she'll be open minded. Especially if she's been trying and knows how hard it is. People want to talk so much bad stuff about HCG, but they don't realize how many life's it's saving. It's giving people that thought they never had a chance to loose weight their life back. And that's the greatest gift anyone could ever give you. And once your done the program your so much healthier and you eat so much better. I'm telling you if she really wants to loose weight, your gonna be doing her a great favor and she'll definitely thank you.
  12. captncrunch's Avatar
    I intend to never tell anyone outside of my immediate family about hcg, and i plan on downplaying my weight loss even though it's going to be around 100 lbs. But I understand how much you want to tell your friend that is struggling. Idk if this would work, but what if you brought it up to her by taking yourself out of the equation? If she is open to you about wanting to lose weight, she may be open to the suggestion if you say that you heard it from your doc or something and that a lot of people think that it's unhealthy but it really isn't, Give her a copy of P&I. That way she has the information, she can't judge the decision you made since she wouldn't know about it, and she can choose for herself weather she wants to try it?....
  13. MominCali's Avatar
    Hi, Espresso

    He works 1.5 hours away, and his company provides catered meals... I wish my SAHM gig did the same!
    We don't really eat together terribly often except on weekends; those can be challenging. I offer to cook then, and much of the meal just happens to be Hcg-friendly.

    It's an interesting point you bring up about privacy and, not only reduction, but consumption. As an avid reader and fan of Judith Martin, I enjoyed her essay about restraining oneself from commenting on other's eating habits, or girth. I really enjoy food, but a meal can be ruined by diet prostelytizer or envious dinner guest equally easily. The whole reason I'm not telling anyone I want to be 10lbs lighter is that, frankly, I'd get b*$ch slapped. The fact that I feel better a little leaner and have an easier time shopping, jogging, keeping up with my kids, and even getting dressed, is no one else's concern.

    Which has made me think of my very lovely friend, who, after child #2 (June, 2011) is still about 200 lbs. She's struggling. And she's sad and feeling desperate about her weight. Everyone in her family isn't really much thinner, so they're not encouraging her to exercise or reduce, either. Perhaps the next time she brings it up I could tactfully tell her about this program. You're right -- it's difficult to *not* offend, especially coming from someone who is working on her last 10 lbs. (Which are *really* hard to lose, thank you for noticing! )

    Best wishes on your journey,
    MominCali
  14. Espressowhip's Avatar
    I'm also doing this in secret. I guess you don't eat with your husband much! ha! ha! I'm single so I don't share your issues with keeping it a secret - except, potentially, the weight loss group I belong too. So far I haven't lost enough weight to draw any attention to myself, although I hope to. I hope to fret about going to the meeting and having to explain how I lost 40lbs in 6 weeks.

    I have one friend who did hCG and he encouraged me to try it. He encouraged me a year ago, and I gave him a lot of crap over the idea - for months! And now here I am, a year later, thinking it's not such a bad idea. But after all the crap I gave him, I didn't even want to tell him about what I was doing!

    My experience on the non-hCG diet forums is not good. There's so much misinformation out there that people give criticism generously, and the last thing a dieter wants is uninvited criticism. I think secret is best. Besides, I never told anyone what I ate to get fat, so I shouldn't feel inclined to tell them details about what I eat to shrink, either.

    About your friend, heavier people lose and gain 10lbs quickly and frequently, and your months of struggle won't get the respect it deserves from most heavy people, even - or especially, a friend. A struggle is a struggle, but few people over 200 lbs will respect the 'struggle' of a 125lb woman. It's not just a different league, or another ball park, it's a different game entirely.

    If you do decide to approach your friend, build a strategy. Weight is an incredibly personal issue to tackle, and it's so easy to offend without intending to, no matter how good of friends you are. Good luck!
    Updated August 8th, 2011 at 09:34 AM by Espressowhip
  15. Laurarosee's Avatar
    Yes well I gained 0.2 pounds when I weighed in Sunday morning and I didn't have a fabulous Italian meal and dessert. I had that crunchy crap on top of a McDonalds salad with chicken that was probably infused with sodium. Your food sounds yummy. And veal is on protocol. Thats great. I have been low energy and maybe I need an iron pick-up. Veal sounds like a good way to do that.
  16. MominCali's Avatar
    I should have exhibited more control (like you, when you ate an egg before joining others @ McD's). I *did* make a point of exercising that morning, so I'd have a negative caloric start... must have helped a little, because I literally couldn't finish the whole veal piccata dish. Even though I've only been doing this a week, my stomach must have shrunk...
  17. Laurarosee's Avatar
    Well apparently calories are cancelled at Italian funerals b/c you only went up .5. Not bad at all.
  18. MominCali's Avatar
    Thank you, Ladies... It was a hard day, but we made it through ok...
  19. Laurarosee's Avatar
    I'm Italian too and have to deal with dinner at Mom's every Sunday and its not optional. She' called today and said she would grill steaks instead of making pasta tomorrow. So happy.

    So sorry for your loss. Here's hoping somebody made a salad and didn't drown it in salad dressing. Maybe you'll get lucky and get some eggplant!! Its not protocol but at least its not pasta. Good Luck!!
  20. Wontonie's Avatar
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss momincali. My condolences to you and your family.
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