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    Would it even make sense to start hcg again after gaining all the weight back?

    So I did hcg drops and lost so much weight. (190 to 126 height 5'6) I couldn't believe I even did it. I loved how I looked and now I've been like depressed for a few months due to just eating whatever I like. I feel like I waisted all my time/wasted money and maybe should just work out? My plan was to work out after I finished hcg but tht didn't work out. It seems impossible to even start up the drops again but I know I need to lose the weight. It was such a good feeling getting on the scale with my weight going down. I just know I can't eat low carb no sugar for the rest of my life bc I'm only 18 now and I like going out to get ice cream with friends and things like eating pizza. I love pizza! And real pizza. It's so depressing having a sister who can eat what she likes and look slim. Meanwhile I had to deprive myself and Make sure I wasn't eating too many cals. do you think I'll have success giving this a go for a second time? I'm so desperate to fit my old clothes again. I kept the weight off for a good month and a half after finishing hcg. Or should I just try a different approach just the thought of no sugar or carbs to stay skinny makes me want to not do hcg

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    I think its worth it, but that is a question for yourself. You have to want to change your lifestyle and way of eating.

    Some people can eat pizza toppings and skip the crust, or you can try Trim Healthy mama products to make the crust. So many ideas out there on how to enjoy similar foods.
    Haylie Pomroy also has ideas for good food.

    Unfortunately, we are not all the same, and can't eat the same as others. Being young probably makes that harder on you, but you can still enjoy healthy eating.

    There are many sugar alternatives, and good carbs you can eat. Just have to do some research, or buy the books available out there.

    For me, it is always worth it to try hcg again, and try to learn from my mistakes, so hopefully I don't have to do it again. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayk View Post
    I think its worth it, but that is a question for yourself. You have to want to change your lifestyle and way of eating.

    Some people can eat pizza toppings and skip the crust, or you can try Trim Healthy mama products to make the crust. So many ideas out there on how to enjoy similar foods.
    Haylie Pomroy also has ideas for good food.

    Unfortunately, we are not all the same, and can't eat the same as others. Being young probably makes that harder on you, but you can still enjoy healthy eating.

    There are many sugar alternatives, and good carbs you can eat. Just have to do some research, or buy the books available out there.

    For me, it is always worth it to try hcg again, and try to learn from my mistakes, so hopefully I don't have to do it again. Good luck in whatever you decide.
    So does exercising after hcg even have effect? Like if I Ate something sugary or something and wanted to burn the calories? Or are correction days the only way?

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    What about the cravings though like that's when I really messed up in part 4 I was fighting my cravings by eating apples and substitutes then I finally gave in to real sugar. Isn't it not good to deprive yourself of things for a long amount of time?

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    I think what it boils down to is wanting to change your lifestyle/diet MORE than you want to indulge in treats. I'm speaking from experience, I have done many rounds of HCG and failed after because I didn't learn that I can't 'go back' to eating the things I was and expect the weight to not come back.

    If you want to keep the weight off after HCG you simply HAVE to make lifestyle changes. For some, that means even small indulgences of certain things will set them into a pattern of bad habits again. I'm one of those people.

    As to it not being 'good' to deprive yourself of things...it depends...are you depriving yourself of life's necessities? If not, then no it's not bad...again, it comes back to mindset. It wasn't until I came face to face with the fact that I *HAD* to stop looking for ways to 'work around' making the hard changes. If you spend your time looking for ways to eat sweets (or for me breads) and focusing on what you can't have, you're setting yourself up to fail...again, I speak from experience.

    You have to train yourself to think about the fact that you feel great, are happy with yourself, are more healthy...because those things are SO much more important in the big picture than the 30 min euphoria you may get from eating a dessert.

    Like I said...you have to choose which one is more important to you...freedom to eat the treats you crave or creating habits for success...one will win, but you can't succeed in both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hcg12 View Post
    So I did hcg drops and lost so much weight. (190 to 126 height 5'6) I couldn't believe I even did it. I loved how I looked <snip for space> I just know I can't eat low carb no sugar for the rest of my life <snip for space> just the thought of no sugar or carbs to stay skinny makes me want to not do hcg
    Also, coming back to this. Focus on that first part...you felt great, loved how you looked... Don't focus on that last stuff. You're saying "I can't" but, YOU CAN! You just have to believe in yourself. If you were diabetic you could live life with no sugar, you'd have to. If you had celiac you'd have to find a way around eating most 'bad carbs'.... that's what I remind myself of when I start craving the things I struggle with. You are in control of your life, it's EMPOWERING to take control and do what makes you feel better. Some of us just can NOT eat pizza and sweets regularly, and that's ok!! We *can* live a more active, healthy, happy life feeling GOOD about ourselves because food doesn't have power over us any more and because we made changes and are better for it in the long run!

    I know (TRUST ME) it is hard...but once you flip that switch in your mind and let determination take over...you'll have long term success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hcg12 View Post
    So does exercising after hcg even have effect? Like if I Ate something sugary or something and wanted to burn the calories? Or are correction days the only way?
    To maintain, if you go over 2lbs when weighing in, you need to do a correction. If you want to exercise as well, then you can. But the corrections need to be taken care of immediately. I would also avoid the food that triggered the weight gain.

    I agree totally with what TuesdayK says above. Hope that helps you. I think if you set your mind to it, you can do it.

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    Its good to do if you've had a big carb meal. I've done it in the stall of a public bathroom, so its a practical device to have in your arsenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hcg12 View Post
    So I did hcg drops and lost so much weight. (190 to 126 height 5'6) I couldn't believe I even did it. I loved how I looked and now I've been like depressed for a few months due to just eating whatever I like. I feel like I waisted all my time/wasted money and maybe should just work out? My plan was to work out after I finished hcg but tht didn't work out. It seems impossible to even start up the drops again but I know I need to lose the weight. It was such a good feeling getting on the scale with my weight going down. I just know I can't eat low carb no sugar for the rest of my life bc I'm only 18 now and I like going out to get ice cream with friends and things like eating pizza. I love pizza! And real pizza. It's so depressing having a sister who can eat what she likes and look slim. Meanwhile I had to deprive myself and Make sure I wasn't eating too many cals. do you think I'll have success giving this a go for a second time? I'm so desperate to fit my old clothes again. I kept the weight off for a good month and a half after finishing hcg. Or should I just try a different approach just the thought of no sugar or carbs to stay skinny makes me want to not do hcg
    I'm in the same boat as you, actually. Lost a lot of weight with the drops, made it halfway through P3, then just said "screw it" and gained it all (and a few more pounds) back.

    Have you read "Weight Loss Apocalypse" by Robin Woodall? I haven't, but I watch her YouTube videos all the time. She's CONSTANTLY reinforcing the idea of not approaching HCG as a diet, but as a means of healing from eating disorders. In other words, when the weight loss portion of this diet is over and done with, you want a new relationship with food that's healthy (not bingeing, feeling guilty, starving yourself again cause you feel guilty, then bingeing cause you're STARVING!) This is the case for me, and after listening to her again this round, I realize she's right. I totally blew her off the first time I did HCG (I just wanted my hot bod back, lol!), but I see there's far more value to this protocol than simply losing weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hcg12 View Post
    So I did hcg drops and lost so much weight. (190 to 126 height 5'6) I couldn't believe I even did it. I loved how I looked and now I've been like depressed for a few months due to just eating whatever I like. I feel like I waisted all my time/wasted money and maybe should just work out? My plan was to work out after I finished hcg but tht didn't work out. It seems impossible to even start up the drops again but I know I need to lose the weight. It was such a good feeling getting on the scale with my weight going down. I just know I can't eat low carb no sugar for the rest of my life bc I'm only 18 now and I like going out to get ice cream with friends and things like eating pizza. I love pizza! And real pizza. It's so depressing having a sister who can eat what she likes and look slim. Meanwhile I had to deprive myself and Make sure I wasn't eating too many cals. do you think I'll have success giving this a go for a second time? I'm so desperate to fit my old clothes again. I kept the weight off for a good month and a half after finishing hcg. Or should I just try a different approach just the thought of no sugar or carbs to stay skinny makes me want to not do hcg
    I've gained it back twice and both times were because I just let myself go wild. I wouldn't try to lose over 15 pounds any other way now that I have done HCG. I am on another round now after gaining back a significant amount of weight during and after my honeymoon. HCG is just the most effective way to lose the weight.
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    When I was a child (starting at about 8 years old) I began emotionally eating. My older sister was the favorite and she could eat all she wanted without gaining an ounce. She did sports and was active. I was the quiet one in the background that never caused trouble. Because I was quiet I assume my parents assumed that I was fine. Well I wasn't. I didn't have emotional support from them so I turned to food. Food comforted me and I gained a lot of weight. I got to 160lbs (I'm 5'0" tall) before I even reached high school. Something switched in me and I decided that I needed to change for myself. I lost almost 60lbs and I felt amazing starting high school. I kept that weight off until I got comfortable with my now husband. I gained it all back (up to about 160lbs again). I decided to do the HCG diet and lost about 30lbs and stayed comfortably at 130-135lbs for a couple of years. Then I had two kids 15 months apart and here I am again but now at almost 170lbs.

    I have struggled with having emotional support my entire life. Food has always been there for me and it became an addiction. I was badly addicted to sugar. I even had a public meltdown at Costco because they were out of my favorite soda at the soda fountain. That was my first wake-up call and what prompted me to do the HCG diet in 2012. I had just started to see a very nice counselor that really helped me with my emotions and helped me stay on track.

    After seeing my counselor for a few years she became very ill and no longer was in practice. That's about the same time I got pregnant. I was very scared of finding a new counselor so I didn't go searching. Through both of my pregnancies I had pre- and postpartum depression and needless to say I gained a lot of weight because I turned to food again.

    I recently began seeing another counselor and I just started the diet again over the weekend. I'm approaching this new me with the attitude that I have to show my children how to eat healthy but also that mental health is important. Sometimes we need that extra help from someone else and it's ok. My point to you, Hcg12, is that I think you need to look at your attitude towards yourself and how not only looking great but feeling great about yourself is important. After losing weight and keeping it off for the periods that I did, I never felt deprived. I still ate pizza and ice cream and I plan on doing so after this round on HCG. You just need to treat yourself with these things in moderation. Going out and exercising doesn't always mean hitting the gym. It can mean going out for a hike, a fun bike ride or starting something new like kickboxing or karate. If you feel depressed or ashamed of yourself for indulging, maybe it's time to forgive yourself for being human and move on to an attitude of "yeah, I indulged but next time I'll do better for myself because I'm important and feeling good about myself is important too."


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    It sounds like you have a good handle on your triggers which is awesome, tigerpaw! Good luck!
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