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After many years of saying "Ill start my diet on Monday" I finally got a grip and said to myself if I don't start today, Im never going to do it. I was at the Dr a few weeks ago for a sinus infection, and she mentioned my weight...and told me of the HCG diet. She sent me home with a mission to do some homework and find out if the HCG protocol was something I could do. I have to admit I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to handle the 500 calories a day. I LOVE food! I started the load phase sevveral days before I really needed to, telling myself that it was going to be the last time I was ever going to eat these "bad foods"....needless to say about 4 days into this diet, I realized that I have a compulsive eating problem, I eat when Im bored. At least I am aware of it now....So anyway back to my story. I have been doing pretty well, and not feeling starved, with very light headaches. My down fall is at home (at work, avoiding food is EASY) I get home and the husband and daughter are eating all kinds of fatting foods, and thats when I have to fight the urge to nibble. SO I was down 8 lbs yesterday, and then......I fell off the wagon , my daughter had a friend spend the night and they wanted to go out for dinner...better judgment went out the window. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, and it came with a plate full of seasoned fries. I felt so terrible after I was finished. Talk about a stomach ache!! I even came home and tried to throw it up, thats how bad my stomach hurt. I was so mad at myself for cheating like that after I had had such a good week. After unsuccessfully accomplishing that goal, I accepted what I had done and went to bed. This morning I gained .8 lbs...I am going to let it go, bc it cant be changed now, and always keep in mind how bad I actually felt (physically and mentally) after that, and use that memory to stay on track from here on out. My short term goal is to beat the compulsive eating thing this weekend, and stay out of the cupboards...Going to stay busy, Lord knows I have a TON of cleaning that needs to be done!! LOL!! Have a good weekend everyone
P.s. If anyone reads this and wants to be weight loss buddies, please comment! I think I might do better if I had someone to report my days to.
Thanks for listening to my drawn out story....just felt I needed to vent to someone.

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  1. Jamit30's Avatar
    Hi KArla,

    I'd love to be your buddy. I was single for a long, long, time so I would come home from work watch t.v. and munch on chips or whatever snacky food I had. I did exercise a lot, but I am the same as you eating because I was bored.

    Then I met this wonderful man I am engaged to and he brngs me out to eat all the time, and is an awesome cook! I do not (But will be starting) exercise hardly at all anymore and gained so much weight.

    I tried on wedding dresses and just was not happy, because I wasn't happy with myself. This is my forst round as well. I am on the end nearing P3 and I am so scared to cross over. I've become comfortable in this stage. Ha.

    I was at a stall for a week and was getting discouraged, but I think the stall s over again. Yay!

    Welcome and continue to get on these blogs. It's helped me!
  2. bellxlr8's Avatar
    Thanks Jai! Im still trying to learn to navigate this site, but I figured out how to accept my first HCG friend! So P3 is the maintenance phase, right? There are so many posts on these different phases, it's kind of confusing.
  3. bellxlr8's Avatar
    BTW, congratulations on your engagement!!
  4. Jamit30's Avatar
    Whoops - I had a lot of typos, sorry. I am still trying to figure this forum out too. Everyone is super encouraging and you find so many answers on here. Yep, Phase 3 is maintaining with nor drops and seeing what your body agrees with and doesn't. I just do not really know how to start. I a m going to see if I can find a book that will take me step by step through it.
  5. Abinco's Avatar
    To all of you, keep up the great work! I am here to tell you, this diet works! Not only does it work but, it will change you in ways you never dreamed of. It shows you things about yourself that you might have never knew you could do or do. It teaches you about foods and what not to do. I encourage anyone on this diet or not, to buy healthier salt such as Celtic or Himalayan and not those found in the supermarkets, they are not the same. These salts are actually good for you even if someone has high blood pressure. You do not retain water with this salt either like with the bad salts. I now cook with coconut oil that you buy at a heatlh food store, grapeseed oil and olive oil only. www.coconutraditions.com has great coconut oil among other coconut products. Their book is great too! These are all healthier oils. One has to change how they prepare their foods and what they put in it to maintain their weight after they lose. We can not go back to our bad eating habits. I am a bored, angry food eater also. I still like junk but only grab a handful when I eat it. I don't buy it so I don't have to worry. I did two rounds and lost 40 lbs from 180 lbs and am 46. I did mild walking when on the diet which helped, did detox baths often and just ate organice as much as possible and ate lots of fish on the diet too. I look great feel great and am very thankful that I found the HCG diet. Sorry to go on and on but I wanted to give you insight after the diet etc.

    Bell, you cheated one day but, you learned a lesson. Now, you did not gain much at all , more might show tomorrow but, you have a tool to get rid of it. Its good that you cheated early to get it out of your system. I never cheated during any phase but, it was very hard. Many times I was on the verge. I recommend drink lots of hot tea. It helped me alot as well as water. I think if you keep busy, its better too. This forum is the best so keep plugging into it. Also, don't worry too much about the other phases except for the one you are in. When you get near P3, like a week away, then start reading the rules for it. You guys are doing great and I plan another round end of this month which will be my last. I am very excited!
  6. Dubbles's Avatar
    Welcome Bell, glad to have u on the blogs! Don't really need to add to what's been said above, just want to encourage u, and tell u can get a lot of support here on the blogs. Let go of what happened yesterday, or the day before--u can only control what u're doing right now. The compulsive eating was a part of a lot or our lives, and it will take some real focusing to squelch some of the cravings, and habitual mindless eating of the past. But believe that those habits can be changed, and the cravings to eat mindlessly will lessen as u settle into the diet. The better u do, or the more u have to lose, the bigger your losses at first. So enjoy these early losses, especially if u stay as close to protocol as possible. Drink lots of water or green tea, and use these blogs and forums as much as u can, especially at first. They will really help u focus. Good luck. The product works, it truly does, it's an amazing product. Glad to hear your dr. recommended it.
  7. Suzy's Avatar
    Hi Karla, nice to have you join us. I am just starting too. I'm on P1 VLCD Day 7, 144lbs. I'm on the drops. I am down 6 lbs. for my first week. Not too bad. I did have some stall days, but 6 lbs. is a good start. There are great comments here, so I probably don't need to add much right now. These blogs are a big help on this diet. I haven't had the desire to cheat, but my life has been filled with habits of eating to comfort myself, or when I'm bored, upset, or you know, any excuse. Determination on this diet goes a long way. Don't beat yourself up if/or when you cheat some, just get right back on and allow yourself to be human. Good luck to you.