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Starting Over Again -- How I Went Wrong After Losing 50 lbs. on HCG

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I had a successful run losing 50 lbs. on HCG from Sept 2016 to May 2017 -- something I had never been able to do before in such a short amount of time. However, it wasn't long before I was back to my old eating habits -- feasting on carbs, sugar, alcohol, and the worst kind of fats.

At the beginning of my decline, I would feast for days and step on the scale, shocked that the scale wouldn't move. HCG really had reset my metabolism! I wasn't gaining any weight for at least six months. In fact, there were times that I would work out and cut back, and lose even more weight than my final weigh in on the program. So it seemed HCG had really put me at my desired weight and allowed me to do whatever I wanted. But it wasn't long after that I discovered I was on a destructive path to losing all hard work and sacrifice I had dedicated myself to several months prior.

My job rewarded me with a lovely promotion that came with much more responsibility... and tons of STRESS! In less than a month of the transition, I was going home upset from daily B.S. at work, satisfying my anger with fast food and wine, then going to sleep shortly after the binge. I was spiraling out of control, treating myself to wine on a daily basis, while paying for a gym membership that never got used. Before I knew it, I was packing on weight at a rate of 10 lbs. per month!

By the time my weight climbed back to 210, I knew I had to do something. So, I started cutting back on all the bad things -- carbs, sugar, alcohol, coffee, etc. And even started going to the gym 5 times per week. Sadly, with all the hard work I was putting in, the most I would lose is 3 lbs., then gain it all back from a "cheat day." I couldn't believe I was giving it my all, but wasn't losing weight! It wasn't long before I got fed up with my useless efforts and decided to fall back in the arms of HCG.

Embracing HCG was much easier this time around, because I had already kicked carbs, sugar, alcohol, and coffee to the curb. So, when P1 rolled around, I was already programmed to load clean with healthy fats and no carbs, unlike former rounds. I was also used to meal prepping (to eat 6 meals per day), so preparing for P2 this time around was a piece of cake!

The only thing I really struggled with during the planning process was whether or not I would indulge myself with the diet pills and water pills that my doctor prescribed me. I used them while on former rounds, but looking back at my old HCG journal entries, I recognized how my body had become dependent on them while on the diet. On days I didn't take phen or water pills, I would stall -- so the only times I did lose weight were when I took the pills!

I also recognized that the most I ever lost during 46-day rounds was 21 lbs. While this is a substantial amount of weight, I'm convinced I could've lost much more if I did not cheat so much and didn't use phen and water pills. I did not follow protocol AT ALL! I ate grilled chicken and vegetables from Panda Express most of the time and never prepared not one meal! I also ate a tremendous amount of sugar-free desserts during P2. If it weren't for the phen and water pills, I probably wouldn't have lost any weight at all.

I didn't handle P3 & P4 that well, either! I typically treated P3s likes P4s from the door, and would pop diet pills to make up for it. Some kind of way, my weight stabilized, because I stopped using the diet pills and water pills all together. But I can't help but wonder how much further I would have gotten had I just followed protocol.

Now that I've been super disciplined with doing everything correctly, I'm not surprised that when I compare my current HCG journal to the former ones, I am losing much more weight! In fact, the amount of weight I lost in 10 days this round took me close to 4 weeks in other rounds! In the past, the most I have lost in a round was 21 lbs., but at the rate I'm going, I wouldn't be surprised if I could reach my lofty goal of 35!

Wish me luck!


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