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My results: As of my 3rd week, I am down just under 15 pounds, and over 6 inches from my waist. As you will read below, I had to wrap my round up early. I moved into Phase 3, although circumstances made this challenging. Despite this, I have managed to stabilize by using lipotropic shots and occasional appetite suppressants from Diet Doc while sticking as close to the phase 3 foods list as possible. I’m also doing yoga in the mornings and evenings.  My next round will be with Hcg from Nu Image Medical.

Now, onto the details of all the surprises that led to me wrapping my round up early!

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I am writing this post well after my week 3.  In fact, I’ve actually lost count of which day I should be on.  As a quick recap…. lost my adorable little Yorkie, Tiger. A few days later, we had an invitation for Father’s Day for a weekend in Mexico. Yay- road trip! Unfortunately, taking my hCG would have been complicated since there was no guarantee of a refrigerator where we would be staying, nor did I want to deal with any issues crossing the border. I opted to take a 3 day planned interruption, and carefully chose foods that were Phase 2 friendly, and occasionally dipped into the Phase 3 food list.  I was exceeding the 500 calorie diet limit of course, but carefully monitoring portions. The weekend went great!  Until we were headed home….

Sudden traffic had us come to a stop on the freeway… but the young lady behind us, didn’t see everyone else stop.  She hit us going over 50 mph.  Luckily my toddler was ok, but hubby and I both ended up with concussions and back injuries, and myself with a leg and hip injury.  Taking the advice of everyone in my Hcg Diet forums (Thank you coach Leez!) I opted to continue with my planned interruption and see how I felt as I went through ER and doctor visits. If it wasn’t a bit scary, it would have been funny- I was confusing my first and last name, and correcting the poor insurance lady, insisting that my zip code was my phone number! haha

I really increased my healthy fats (as allowed in phase 3 eating guidelines) and set my phase 2 aside.  I added my favorite avocado smoothies (you can find this on back to my main food choices, along with salmon and other healthy fats to support my healing.  My head is clear again, but my back and leg have unfortunately gotten significantly worse.  I’m having entire nights where I get only a few hours of sleep; waking from shooting pains down my leg.  I have started gentle restorative yoga and I am hopeful this will help my body stay on the healing track.  I have noticed after adding yoga again, the pain has lessened at night, and I’m not quite as stiff as I was.

I also moved this week, to a new state…. I’m glad I’m one of those “go with the flow” kind of people because everything we had planned to keep the move “stress free” went out the window! haha.  Hubby prefers plans that work so he wasn’t laughing, but come on- a mover cancels, another one decides he’s only doing half the job, our mail won’t forward, contracts require complete overhauls, family emergencies happen on moving day 1 and 3, the list goes on.  I was actually pretty chill with all of it except…. “what do you mean you have to reschedule my internet installation for next week???”  Ya, no wifi as scheduled. That’s a tough one for a blogger.

As of this am, I am happy to have internet once again.  I don’t mind that I’m surrounded by boxes and have lost count of which day of my round I should be on. I have however, already purchased my HCG (from once again. Read my Diet Doc review here.) for another round and have my supplies to begin again.  I honestly don’t even know where my body fat scale is at this time!

My son is set to start at his new preschool next month, so that will be when I start my next round.  I was off to a great start with this last round, so I’m excited to get going again.  I’m also grateful for the testing I did in my last round because that will make things so much easier this time around.

I’m looking forward to starting again, and sharing with everyone in the forums.  I can’t wait to join in with all the other July/August loaders in the forums- see you here, and there!

Author Jen Larson, BSN, Pursuing PhD
While I have a background in nursing and nutrition, I also personally lost 88 lbs with the HCG Diet in 2002, and I kept it off for over 10 years. I am currently on a mission to lose 45 lbs of baby weight with HCG from Nu Image and Diet Doc. This diet changed my life, leading me to start the first Hcg Diet site: 15+ years later, 100 million visits, over a million pages, & countless lives changed… HDI has become the true highlight of my journey.
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4 Responses to “Jen’s Hcg Diet Journal – Week 3 Journey (Early Wrap up)”
  • I just started on July 7-8 my loading days. I think The dose is too high because I am hungry. Phase 2 Day 3. I started with the recommended dose of 200 IU but then went to 150 IU and I think I can go lower….. Looking forward to your next blog with NuImage which is the HCG shots w/B12 that I went with. Thanks for sharing your journey!

    • Hi JoCarole, So good to see you!
      You know, I didn’t have a problem with the 200iu, but almost everyone in the forums ends up lowering that dose to 175, 150, or even 125iu. Their HCG is just so potent… I think men do better with the 200iu, but most feel hunger until they drop it. I added a note about this in my “guide to buying US Hcg” page, so more people are aware before they purchase their injections.

      I have also found that there is a different “sweet spot” with each brand and each round. As long as you have the real stuff though, and not counterfeit or low potency HCG, it’s so simple to adjust and find the right dosage for your needs.

      Good job catching this so early! You are a champ! Most people suffer through the first week not realizing their dosage may be too high, before realizing something isn’t right. Way to be on top of things 🙂

  • Good morning Jen. I had remembered reading something about menopausal women needing less and I have ended up FINALLY reaching my “sweet spot” with 100 IU. I lowered 25 IU per day and yesterday was awesome! Not hungry at all until lunch/dinner, which is normal hunger. I am so glad I found your blog. I love reading about your personal experiences. I have interacted with you before on FB and you are always so nice, so positive! Thank you! On another note I am adding some sugar free fiber, it will be here tomorrow, lets see how that goes! I too. am sticking as close to original protocol as I can, although I did have broccoli thinking it was on the original protocol! Oh Well! No harm done and I still had a loss!
    (Sorry about the loss of your furbaby! It is so hard to loose them. I still miss my Angus 4 years later.)

    Hope you have a great day!

    • Aww, thank you so much for your kindness. You made my day 🙂
      I’m sorry you lost your furbaby too- we bond so strongly with them, it’s like losing a family member isn’t it.

      As for the diet, It looks like you have unintentionally tested broccoli and it doesn’t effect your losses. Feel free to try it again and if you still lose well, then that is a food you can add to your acceptable P2 foods.

      I’m glad you are using a fiber pill too. I honestly find this is so helpful on the diet. Because the calorie intake is so low, and the foods are so specifically limited, it’s just impossible to get adequate fiber daily. Just remember to start out slow with your new pills so there is no surprise discomfort while you build up your body’s ability to use that much fiber. It shouldn’t be too long before you can take the full amount your body needs.

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