Where has Mama Bean gone?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I'm still here.
In April, my husband and I ran into some friends and noticed they had lost a substantial amount of weight. When we asked what they were doing they shared that they were taking HCG. Then we asked 2 more people who had lost over 100 pounds and it was the same response.
We got some.
Honestly, I didn't stick to the 500 calorie a day diet. I ate about 1200-1500- about what I did on Spark, and logged it, and exercised, and lost 7 whopping poounds in a year.
This time, I lost 19 pounds in 6 weeks.
My husband who was vigilant lost over 50.
No joke. We laughed when we read an article on WebMD that said it didn't work. It did for us. In a big way.
In a small way, it gave us the motivation we needed. Make that a big way.
I don't know if works for everyone. I know my last major weight gain started after I stopped breast feeding. I'm pretty darn sure it was hormone related. This is a hormone. And it's definitely working.
On this second round, I'm really committed to sticking to the low cal, low carb program. I even did the binge over the weekend and honestly, it's made a huge difference. I'm not remotely hungry on day 2 of the diet.
During the first round I learned that I really had become a late night muncher. It was a habit. I was never hungry. So here I am blogging, rather than munching.
And again, I'm not recommending this to anyone- I'm just saying that it's working for me. We are going to take a longer break from it after this second round (it loses its effectiveness) and focus on diet and exercise for the rest of the year (we are done in September).
The good news, I am hopeful.