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This here hCG thing!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Well, I thought I'd post a blog to show my first two weeks results of the "Keeping Healthy", Phase 4 of the hCG plan. I'm over four weeks into it but the first two weeks I kept a running tab of my daily results. So, I thought I'd go ahead and post them. Keep in mind I was on the road for work and was staying at a motel for the better part of these 14 days. I lived off of restaurant food and sometimes I'd nuke up some food in the room via the microwave. I continued to work out every day. My workouts are fairly basic... 30 plus minutes of strength exercises, 30-60 minutes of treadmill. When I'm on the road and in one particular motel I'll use their recumbent bike and treadmill for a cobined total of 60 minutes.

Also, a point of qualification here... the "steps" and "minutes" recorded are copied from a pedometer I wear for approximately 16 hrs. daily. I've tested and retested the results over the years and have come to believe them simply because the results reflect any activity that could be construed as a "walking, running" activity or other physical activity that could be recorded as a walking or running activity (i.e. bicycling, cutting grass, stairs, recumbent bike, treadmill, etc.). I do not collect and record any other "body movement" data elsewhere. So it's my belief the pedometer is relatively accurate.

Here's the results for those who've been asking...


Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 1 of the rest of my life):
Saturday, 04/16/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: 227.0 lbs. Iím 2 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 225.0 lbs. Iím 7.0 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,831

Total steps today: 18,248. Roughly: 10.4 miles /3.1 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (187.2 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 2 of the rest of my life):
Sunday, 04/17/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: 227.0 lbs. Iím still 2 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís in of 225.0 lbs., the same as yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 7.0 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,626

Total steps today: 17,169. Roughly: 9.8 miles /3.1 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (186.2 minutes)

I cut the grass today. Around an acre with a push mowerÖ not horribly bad but it does take some time to get it done.
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 3 of the rest of my life):
Monday, 04/18/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: 226.0 lbs. Iím still 1 lb. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 225 lbs., 1 pound down from yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 6 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ????

Total steps today: 17,077. Roughly: 9.7 miles /2.75 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (165 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 4 of the rest of my life):
Tuesday, 04/19/11:

START: 0530 hrs.

Weight this morning: 225.2 lbs. Iím .2 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís in of 225.0 lbs., over 1lb. down from yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 5.2 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,600

Total steps today: 18,544. Roughly: 10.54 miles /2.98 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (179 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 5 of the rest of my life):
Wednesday, 04/20/11:

START: 0530 hrs.

Weight this morning: 226.0 lbs. Iím .8 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 225.0 lbs., .8 lb. over yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 6 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ????

Total steps today: 17,270. Roughly: 9.8 miles /2.95 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (177 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 6 of the rest of my life):
Thursday, 04/21/11:

START: 0530 hrs.

Weight this morning: 225.5 lbs. Iím 1.5 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., .5 lbs. higher yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 5.5 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,776

Total steps today: 18,714. Roughly: 10.6 miles /3.2+ hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (191.4 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 7 of the rest of my life):
Friday, 04/22/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: 226 lbs. Iím still 2 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., .5 lbs. more than yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 6 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ????

Total steps today: 17,883. Roughly: 10.16 miles /3.1 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (184 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 8 of the rest of my life):
Saturday, 04/23/11:

START: 0800 hrs.

Weight this morning: 226.5 lbs. Iím 2.5 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., .5 the same as yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 6.5 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,884

Total steps today 13,800. Roughly: 7.8 miles /2.85 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (171 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 9 of the rest of my life):
Sunday, 04/24/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: 228 lbs. Iím 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., 1.5 lbs. over yesterdayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,884

Total steps today: 19,370. Roughly: 11 miles /4 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (242 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 10 of the rest of my life):
Monday, 04/25/11:

START: 0800 hrs.

Weight this morning: No scales at the motel. I was 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., 1.5 lbs. over Sundayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,734

Total steps today ?????. Roughly: ?.? miles /?.? + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (??? minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 11 of the rest of my life):
Tuesday, 04/26/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: No scales at the motel. Iím 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., 1.5 lbs. over Sundayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,586

Total steps today: 14,548. Roughly: 8.27 miles /3 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (181 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 12 of the rest of my life):
Wednesday, 04/27/11:

START: 0800 hrs.

Weight this morning: No scales at the motel. I was 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., 1.5 lbs. over Sundayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,778

Total steps today 12,804. Roughly: 7.3 miles /2.6 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (153 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 13 of the rest of my life):
Thursday, 04/28/11:

START: 0645 hrs.

Weight this morning: No scales at the motel. Iím 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., 1.5 lbs. over Sundayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,581

Total steps today: 12,895. Roughly: 7.33 miles /2.75 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (165 minutes)
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Phase 4 (Keeping Healthy. Day 14 of the rest of my life):
Friday, 04/29/11:

START: 0800 hrs.

Weight this morning: 228 lbs. Iím 4 lbs. higher than 04/15/2011ís weigh in of 224 lbs., the same weight as last Sundayís weigh in and Iím 8 pounds over my next goal.

Total Calories per the Spark People Nutrition TrackerÖ1,621

Total steps today 17,622. Roughly: 10.1 miles /3.58 + hours of total walking or equivalent activity for the day. (215 minutes)

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MY OVERVIEW OF THE hCG DIET:

I don't shop for clothes... I have my two sons (SIL and Son) "hand me down" their old jeans, etc. because the jeans are too big for them now. I went from a 38-40 waist down to a very loose 36 waist since February 3rd. I've lost over 30 pounds since February 3rd. and can stand to lose some more but I'll go there another time.

I saw my doctor back in December of 2010, well before I started the hCG plan. I was up to 255 pounds (actually, I was "down" to 255 pounds) and though he was happy that I'd dropped ten pounds over the past year he wanted to see more come off. I didn't even think about the hCG plan at that time. My wife, daughter and sons were doing it but I thought the whole idea was way to "dangerous" and besides, I felt if you're going to lose weight... truly lose weight and keep it off you have to do it the old fashioned way... hard work, eat the right things and take it off one pound at a time... much like I was doing since I woke up one morning weighing 2 pounds shy of 300 pounds. It took me over 2 years to get myself down from 297 (plus) pounds to the 250 (plus) pounds I was at back in December, 2010. I still wasn't in great shape though I was in good shape and had made pretty good progress to that point. Then I hit that 5 month plateau in September, 2010 that took all confidence away from me for awhile until I opted to do the hCG plan... if for no other reason but to expose it as the fraud and the dangerous diet everyone (including me) believed it was...

Since setting out on my "exposure journey" I've acquired a taste for crow... albeit with a teaspoon of Tapatio.

Little did I know all it did was change my overall attitude on life and my eating habits. I still have to do the physical exercises, etc... we all do! That's part of keeping a healthy existence. The hCG drops and the 500 VLCD (P1) just gave me a jump start on getting my weight down.

...and boy did it ever!

Again, thanks to Sandy and others I've been made aware of how to establish my "gain-maintain-lose" limits and have had ample time over the past couple of weeks to test those limits. So, I feel pretty good about going into the rest of my life armed with good healthy habits!

Anyways, long winded... sorry.

Dennis

Oh yeah, and for you lurking "Nay-Sayers"... step up and try the hCG out if you really want to get some ammo for your side. I'm pretty sure you'll end up converting over to the hCG way.

IT WORKS!

...as an aside I haven't been this healthy in a long, long time!

Current weight as of 05/14/2011- 226 pounds.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VIVRE5 6/7/2011 5:00PM

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing and detailing your journey! Inspiring!

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KK1967 5/25/2011 8:32AM

  Good for you - sounds like you have learned a lot and have changed your life! I think the HCG is like any diet or exercise program in that if you do it, lose weight, and do not learn from it you will put the weight back on. Unlike any other program - and i have tried them all and have the bills to prove it - it actually works and taught me to be very aware of what I am putting in my body. Take care - I love reading your blogs...

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BRENDAGAIL9 5/19/2011 10:21AM

    Dennis, I love reading your blogs and am very happy to hear that your program worked with good results.

I am still not believing that I am moving because it sounds too good to be true but in the meantime I am sorting, donating and packing.. Of course I am having a hard time sticking to one task at a time, am like a cat on a hot tin roof jumping from one thing to another. I'm calling my friend that does auctions to find out what things sell the best. I have a lot of books among many other things.

Have a good weekend.

Brenda

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GRACEISREADYNOW 5/17/2011 11:31AM

  Go Dennis I'm so happy for you. I decided to do HCG when you were already on it and I was reading your blog while waiting for my viles. I'm sooooo happy I also lost 30lbs. The haters as I call them will always be there because the are so unhappy with themselves. We are proof that it works. So I'm glad you are still doing well and I'll be keeping up with you. Be encouraged and stay positive!

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SCAROUSEL1 5/17/2011 10:27AM

    Way to go Dennis!

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KABOOPER 5/15/2011 3:29PM

    GO YOU! that is awesome from 300 to 226! How awesome is that!
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2BFREE2LIVE 5/15/2011 1:19AM

    Nice to see you blog again, looks like the plan is working just fine. It is a balancing act for sure maintaining and keeping true to your plan and to know your limits. Your doing a fantastic job.
I wish you continued success. Sandy

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OUTDOORGIRL69 5/14/2011 9:29PM

    You are doing a good job.

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