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Slow and stalling bursts

Monday, July 04, 2011

I really don't get it, but I should be used to it by now. I'm losing weight but not at the rate that others seem to experience while following the HCG diet.

Start Weight: 219.7lbs.
Week 1: 216.3 for a loss of 3.4 pounds.

and half way into week 2 and I'm at 213.4 = a loss of 6.3 lbs.

I suppose that with me, it's like any other "medicine". The women in our family seem to have not-so-normal reactions to these things.

The cycle seems to be like this:

I stick totally to protocol for a couple days and nothing. Then, I get a little discouraged, enough to the point where I'm ready to say to myself "is this working or worth it"....think about cheating, maybe even have a bite of something before I reign myself in....and then don't cheat...only to wake up in the morning to weigh myself and found I've dropped a couple more pounds. It's like dangling carrot in front of a rabbits nose!!

Yet....everything I've read on the hcg diet forum suggests that I should be losing at a rate of 2-3 lbs. per day! I'll have to research and find out if anyone else has had a similar experience.
I'm happy that I'm losing, but at this rate, I'm not going to be down the 30 lbs. I was hoping for by August 4th.

I finished my first round of the drops and had to purchase another round. It seems that between the first round and this one, the formula has been changed. Now, instead of taking the drops 3x per day, I only take it 2x before meals, plus, they are a different color with added herbs, vitamins and the flavor is different.....it's chocolate mint. I liked it better before the change, but maybe this formula will have more effect.

The one thing about this diet is that it's more true to my normal eating habits. Not the food that's acceptable. I mean the habits themselves. I've always struggled with eating on a regular basis meaning some days I'd take in a lot of calories and others, not any. This kind of forces me to be consistent at least to the minimum. I think that this is also why that I haven't experienced the hunger pains that many of the other hcg dieters have talked about. I'm already adapted to that and haven't really been too hungry at all. In fact, there are times when I've had to make myself eat at least the minimum. This is more normal for me. There have always been days when I just don't think about eating at all. It's one of the reasons that I have never understood why I'm fat.

That being said, there's also been times when I've had a little bit of dizziness which is my body telling me that I need to eat now! Once I eat, I'm fine and am back on track. I had a "migraine" day when I was achy and felt like I had a pre-course to getting a whopper of one, but it never came. I fell off the bandwagon that day, but the next day had a big loss! Now, I think it was an adjustment my body was making.

I've got to go eat now and then research the slow weight loss and stalling!

Until later!
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