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Thread: When the HCG Protocol becomes an obsession

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    When the HCG Protocol becomes an obsession

    Ok, I'm reading here and there people wanting to lose 6lbs or get to 100lbs. Of course I don't know what their height is, but does this seem a bit extreme to you? This diet was created originally for the obese and even great for those wanting to lose 25lbs.

    But when you have 6lbs to go, come on, really? Why not just do the treadmill or something? I don't get it.

    When I had my 2nd and 3rd kids, I did the treadmill, cut out junk period and lost it all without any problems. Mind you after one kid I lost 40lbs doing this. The other 25lbs. I didn't even know about hcg back then. It wasn't easy, but I did it.

    This time around the weight was really hard to lose considering I gained it from steroids from my pneumonia and surgeries from my car accident and the long term physical therapy I was doing. It wasn't as easy to lose, as a matter of fact I kept fluctuating by 5lbs all the time. So my bff told me about this before I got pregnant. Wanted to do my research and I did. Decided after the baby to do it. Have lost 34lbs since May of last year and I think I look great at this weight.

    I don't get wanting to look like a stick, I use too and I was teased or told to gain weight or I looked sick and unhealthy. Even my wedding pics look horrible bc I was so thin I looked anorexic. And I was 111 when I got married 10 years ago. I LOVE my curves.

    I know we are all different, I'm surely no exception. But it just seems like people are going to take advantage of this protocol and God forbid, something horrible happen giving this diet a bad rap and making it even more difficult to obtain if the FDA tries to intervene.


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    I kind of wondered about that too here Cheating, eating disorders, and Hcg. I can see Hcg being abused.

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    There will always be people who obsess for perfection and perfection is different for everyone. If I see someone who is complaining about not being able to lose those last 5 lbs and their BMI is like 18, I just point out that Dr. S said that HCG only works when you have stored abnormal fat. Then I just let it go because nothing I could say can change their minds if they are dead set on a certain number on the scale.

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    I don't know where you saw 6 or 100 lbs, but for some people what "little" pounds to you, can make a big difference in others.

    Its not about looking sickly its about removing excess baggage, honestly I don't see a problem with it.

    I had people tell me " Oh you don't need to lose weight" at a size 10, even now at a size 6/4 people tell me I don't need to lose weight. I give them the finger and get right back to business. Those like myself know their bodies better than anyone, who is anyone else to tell us different???
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    PS just looked at your before and after, when I get thighs similar to yours then I'll stop my injections until then its "skinny" or "bust."
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    lol goingstrong. I know! I wanted mt thighs down bc they got huge at 24" and in the summer time when it's hot??? Well, you get my drift right? ;-) I couldn't wear light colored capris or shorts bc I was afraid my sweating would show.

    Idk, maybe it's just me. I grew up a stick and it looked really bad and just seeing people wanting to get to say 100lbs just seems a bit extreme and problematic to me. Of course, it's not my business, but it does bother me seeing posts like that.

    But my concern is is it healthy for someone to get that thin, with the exception of height being a factor here? There comes a time when you have to be able to say I am healthier now at this weight. Mine being 134-135 whatever is healthy for me. We are all different. My sister for example is 4'11", she is overweight at 130lbs and looks it. And she has actually lost 10lbs. I know for her being so short that 115 is fine for her when she was that weight before her having kids. It does depend on our frame and height.

    We remodeled our house and I can't find anything, but if I find my wedding pics, I'll show them so some can see that I really did look horrible at that weight. I was 111 and this was 10 years ago. Of course, I'm 5'4.5" so that makes a difference too.


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    Mine were about 28-29, now the are a 25", I lost the bulk of my stomach but the bulk of the weight that bothers me is in my thighs. I am also 5'5"

    I agree that there are "extremist" but that's with everything, what just annoys me is that people go by stats and assume that you don't need to lose weight or they have some kind of problem. * shakes fists*

    Sure if you find the pictures I'd love to see them.

    Have to jet to work but I'll be back to bat this out in formal detail.
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    100 is a bit much, but my goal is 110, I'm 5'1..which sucks, because even just over 120 i'm considered "overweight". I don't think it will be an obsession, and maybe I am striving a bit too far, but If I get down to a weight that makes me happy, I'll stop, and If that weight is 110 lbs and I look good, then all I really care about is finally being happy w/ my body, because I've never had that before.

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    There are a couple of posters I am concerned about. I do think they have taken their weightloss beyond normal and it is becoming or has become an eating disorder/obsession. I know because I've been there. But they are adults and there is no way I can control what they do. I just hope that they stop before they go too far. I can see something happening to one of them and HCG taking the full brunt of it. But all diets get abused by people with eating disorders. This one will be no different. Just makes me sad to watch it happen.

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    The great thing about HCG is once the abnormal fat is gone, the party's over. I will admit I'm obsessed with weighing what I did before I had my children. I'm only 5' 1" and I used to be pear shaped before my first round last year. Even at my very thinnest, 102 lbs at my wedding, I had thighs out of porportion for the rest of me. And yes, I could lose weight before, power walking and going low fat, but once my thyroid quit, I gained and could not lose no matter what before HCG. I don't think I could get down to 102 again, but I do have a magic number in my head, and I might keep going til I reach it. However, due to the re shaping, I'm in a smaller size now than I was when I weighed less, and it's not just "vanity sizing" - my weight is re distributed - the thunder thighs are absolutely gone.

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    I had a friend lecture me about losing "more" - put and end to it by telling her I weighed 180 at 5'6". That said, I too worry about a couple people but one in particular is always connected to one of our experts so that is really good. The people that really worry me are the ones that are afraid the FDA will come after hcg and buy 10 vials plus rounds from other sources but only have 15lbs to lose???
    I guess when we think about it- hcg is an eating disordered person's dream. Low calories and rapid weightloss.




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    I'm glad I finally found this thread, and I'm going to respond directly, because it seems pretty clear I am being referred to here.

    First of all raggedy, you grew up thin, too thin you say. I grew up fat. Different viewpoint, different genetics. Out of nowhere, when I was 5 years old, I just got fat. And it was my mother who told me this. Nothing changed with my eating, it just happened suddenly, and I watched the same thing happen to one of my sons.

    I am 5'1", with a very small frame, and when I was at my heaviest, I was barely a B cup. I lost a lot of weight over the course of 2 years in my 20's through rational dietingand kept most of it off for a long time.

    As for losing weight by running on a treadmill, I have done that for hours, combined with calorie restriction. Guess what happened? I gained alot of stamina, and my.weight.didn't.budge. Different genetics. For you to state that if I just do what you did, then I could lose what YOU consider to be an insignificant amount of weight, and that I am misusing hcg by using it to lose that weight is offensive. Not to mention ignorant and wrong.

    Are you Dr. S? Have you ever met me? Have you ever seen my body makeup? Do you know my weight history? My genetics?

    No, you are someone who sees a number through your personal filter and then comes on a public forum and writes about whether I should be doing hcg.

    For me, 5 pounds is a full pants size. After buying up 3 sizes, I found hcg. First thing that worked for me since going through fertility treatments. I did my first round through a clinic that told me it was ok to substitute pretzels for grissini, have turkey, Walden Farms, and I forget what else.

    I lost 11 pounds on a 33 day round, 4-6 pounds short of what I had been told I could reasonably expect to lose. The further I got into P4, the more consistently the scale crept up no matter what. After re-reading P&I, I felt a reason for that was that the make up of my loss was not all abnormal fat, so I decided to do a 23 day clean up round. I was advised to extend the round to ensure stabilization, so I ordered a vial to do that.

    Then Doyle was shut down. I had read about someone in a news article who lost 50 pounds years ago on hcg, and did a round @ once per year when his weight crept up to the 10 pound mark. Since nothing else has worked for me since going through fertility treatments, I decided to get enough to keep on hand in case I needed to do a round at some point. Since it will likely be increasingly difficult to get hcg without going through a clinic, I decided I shoudl get some now to keep on hand just in case. If I don't need it, I'll pass it along. I stated that in the thread I would guess you're referring to...

    As soon as I began the round, the weight fell off to the tune of 6 pounds in the first week, and it was all in the areas I suspected were the abnormal fat. So, my suspicions were right. And as was clearly pointed out by Dr. S, and rubyred,if there is no abnormal fat, the patient will not lose weight.

    raggedy & poobears As for "something happening" to me and you & hcg suffering because of it...please. Save your concern..er, judgment or at least keep it off a public forum.
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