Wednesday, August 01, 2012
When I first heard of the HCG diet I thought it was crazy... I was like, "Why would you give yourself the pregnancy hormone? How does that help you lose weight?". I didn't think it was a natural way to reach my goals because it is a quick fix & a strict, I mean VERY strict diet.... only 500 calories a day!! Well, since then I have tried numerous diets and made NO progress on my own. I was successful with South Beach but still had a way to go & instead I got back on the carbs and gained it all back. WW was depressing... I thought I was doing so good & had only lost a lb in 1 week. P.I.N.K. method-lost 7 lbs in week 1, then got lazy and started my bad habits again and now I've gained that plus 10 lbs back.
I got my lab results 2 weeks ago...glucose in Nov was 84 fasting. Now it is 110 fasting & my A1C is 6.2% prediabetic range.... OH NO I am not going to allow myself to lose control and become diabetic at 25 years OLD!! HELL NO!!!
I work at a hospital and spoke with some of my friends who have gone on the diet and they recommended me to Dr. O. I was scared to make an appt because it meant that I could no longer be the lazy person that I had become. Not that I like that lazy person but it was all I knew.
I made my appt & loved Dr. O!! She is an amazing woman, and doctor! She went on the plan herself & lost 40 lbs and has kept it off for 2 years. She is very knowlegable and spoke to me in such a motivating way. I learned that the hormone HCG is made in the body when a woman is pregnant. The purpose of HCG is to pull the calories out of the fat storage and provide those calories for the baby. On the diet those calories are used to supplement my body & the additional 500 are to keep my body functioning. So although I am cutting the calories I am putting in my mouth, I am still receiving calories as energy in my body because they are being pulled out of my fat storages. The program is 6 weeks. Today I started the HCG diet! I was nervous & scared the whole time but afterwards I realized that I am taking a step into my future... I am taking charge of my health!! Today & tomorrow (day 1 & 2) I do not follow the diet plan but I do take the injections. Friday (day 3) I will start following the menu because the hormone needs 3 days to start its magic!
It was a little scary giving myself the HCG injection... but I really couldn't feel the needle, it was just mentally I was scared doing it. I'd rather do this for 6 weeks than have to give myself insulin for the rest of my life... So it is gonna be interesting & I'm going to blog about my adventure... so I hope you enjoy it & why not join me, too!
Laters! - Linds