Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NOTE ON RECENT EVENTS:
I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their kindness and support. I deeply appreciate the time and effort everyone has spent giving me the much needed advice to continue this journey. When I began this blog tracking my HCG journey, the intention was to record my experiences-not to spark controversy or to ignite a debate about the merrits of the diet. I researched the diet for over two years before starting on HCG.
I went to a clinic, saw a licensed medical doctor, got blood tests, and was give the medical go-ahead to begin this program. As with any new diet-Atkins in particular- you always have a rough first week. Mine was more difficult than most but, that could also be because I have been overweight my entire life and my body is toxic.
The purpose of Sparkpeople is to be people who share the spark-love, kindness, support-in our own individual journeys towards a better (physically, mentally, emotionally, spirtually) version of ourselves. While I deeply appreciate all concern for my health, I will ask that from this point on that all comments be constructive and peaceful. Life is beautiful and far too short to spend bickering over people's choices. Though, all concern and comments are appreciated, as I am assuming they come from a place of love. I am choosing to continue this round of HCG, as I have spoken with my doctor and been approved to do so.
So, in the spirit of love, light, and acceptence...let's move on.
HCG: Day Twelve
Today is my fifth day of a stall, it has gone something like this:
I have not been over 500 calories on any one day and followed the program religiously. I am getting discouraged because I saw such great progress in my first week but for some reason the past five days have not seen movement. I thank everyone who pointed out the water retaining issue, so I know I am not doing anything wrong. Never the less, stalls are very frustrating.
I only have 16 more days on this round and desperately wanted to get into the 160's. I will be happy with 169.9 lbs. I know I can't force it...but, I am hoping someone can suggest something to overcome the stall. Is an apple day my only option?
Thanks! Love and Light!