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HCG Day 12: 5 Days of a Stall

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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:
5/13: 185.7
5/14: 184.7
5/15: 185.3
5/16: 184.9

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KABOOPER 5/18/2011 11:17AM

    You could try a California Kicker. I have used it when I stalled. and I was down the next day.
Granted it isn't the best tasting thing in the world.
But here it is:
HOT Water about a cup or more.
juice of half a fresh lemon
1 packet of stevia
1 Tbsp of Cayanne pepper.

that's it. stir it up and drink it down.
Like I said it tastes odd, and it made me SWEAT like crazy.
but it kicked in my metabolizm.
Good luck.

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MT_GIRL 5/17/2011 9:03PM

    Yep, try an apple day or a steak day. I have never done an apple day but I have done a steak day with great success. I stalled quite a bit on my first round but always ended up losing quite a bit when I finally broke it. Hang in there!

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JIBBIE49 5/17/2011 7:47PM

    Yes, you are right about the Apple Day. 2 at noon, 2 at supper, and 2 the next morning. Dr. Simeon says in "Pounds and Inches" that stalls are normal, and the Apple Day is only to make the person happy, but it isn't necessary. WATER can be going into the fat cells as the fat is coming out, and you don't see the loss on the scale. It will release.

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LILLY_F 5/17/2011 4:02PM

  I wish you the best, but if you start feeling bad again, please, please see a doctor that is not connected with the HCG clinic.

As a precaution, I would also suggest that you call your state medical office and find out if there have been any complaints filed against that diet clinic or doctor.

As you go through this, please remember that no scientific research supports, or even has supported Dr. Simeon's HCG diet theory, and as much as you want to get that weight off, your long term health is far more important that rapid weight loss.

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    I am going to try drinking two cups of coffee this afternoon, followed by apple cider vinegar TBS, and eatting 1/2 and onion fried in 1 tsp coconut oil as my veggie for lunch. I am hoping that this breaks the stall. I have been eatting similar meals as I cannot afford a huge variety but I am trying to varry it more. Also, my protein is mostly chicken breast (beef started the stall). Is this a problem? If I wake up tomorrow and am still in the 184-185 range I will be having an apple day. I heard that I eat six apples from noon on one day to noon on the next? Is that right?

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BETSY430 5/17/2011 2:59PM

    Try an apple day. Also, are you eliminating properly? Sometimes all it takes is one good number 2 and away you go. Try mixing up what you are eating, if you've been doing the same protien/fruit/veg every day trying throwing in something totally new, it throws the body off and shakes things up. Good luck!

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