I’m excited to release to you guys the very first episode of the HCG Diet Community Video Project!
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This is just the 1st of many in a series I hope. The purpose of this project is to get the perspective of a variety of hCGer’s on one hCG related topic, in a concise manner. The hCGer’s who have submitted their 1 minute video come from all different stages of the Diet- some just beginning, some halfway through, and some finished and in maintenance.
The reason I thought of this idea in the first place is because because we all have different bodies, different life circumstances, and different things that make us tick (or NOT tick!).
Having the input of a variety of people on a certain hCG related question I felt could be really valuable. There may be something that someone says or suggests that really hits home with you and that you feel would work for you well personally.
PLEASE do watch the inspiring videos, not just my pathetic attempt to give a synopsis of what they said below. :)-
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So! Let’s get right to it- the question for Episode 1 is:
What Keeps You Motivated on Phase 2 of the hCG Diet?
Tabitha: Tabitha is on her 2nd round of HCG Injections and has already lost 24 lbs. I literally had tears well up in my eyes when she said it would be easier to show us instead of tell us what keeps her motivated on P2- she panned over to her baby daughter playing on the floor. After struggling with her weight her entire life and never learning good eating habits, and her hope is to get healthy, eat right, learn about her body, and pass on all those positive things that she learns to her, so that’s all she ever knows. I loved that last bit. Watch Tabitha’s hCG Vlogs.
Donna: Donna has lost 127 lbs in 6 rounds of this protocol. Yes, 127 lbs. I’m sorry, did I tell you she lost 127 lbs with this weight loss protocol? K. Just wanted to make sure we all got that. (psst….stay tuned, you will get to see a private skype interview with Donna very soon!) She started at 270 lbs and ended at 143 lbs. She says her motivation was just getting the job done. She wants to be healthy and be around for her children, her grandchildren and have a better life than what she had been experiencing. She wanted to just get through the time span so that she could finish and move on. Watch Donna’s hCG Vlogs.
Lori: Lori is on her first round of this weight loss protocol. 3 things help keep her motivated. The first is other vloggers. She likes to find an hCG vlogger who started out awhile back and has been through several rounds and she likes watching the chronology of their vlogs and seeing their transformation- what they went through, and how things came out successfully at the end. That really makes her believe that this weight loss protocol will work for her. The 2nd is other vloggers that are in the same hCG stage as she is. It gives her encouragement and makes her feel like they are all in this together and they’re all their to support each other. Lastly, when her clothing starts getting lose and too big.
Watch Lori’s hCG Vlogs
hCGanMe: This gal is down 39 lbs now with this weight loss protocol! For her, the knowledge that she’s already eaten junk foods before gives her the self control to not eat them while on P2- she tells herself that she’s already eaten those foods and already knows what they taste like, so why does she need to eat them now? Watch hCGanMe’s Vlogs. (Her Current Youtube’s Channel doesn’t seem to load)
Kathy: Kathy seeks the Lord and read’s scripture for everything that she does in her life, and her weight loss journey is included in that. One practical little tip that helps her on P2 if she’s having a craving is to brush her teeth, rinse with some strong listerine and drink 8 oz. of water- she says this usually brings her back into the right frame of mind- “am I hungry or am I just craving something?” Watch Kathy’s Vlogs.
Donna: Donna has lost 35 lbs in just one 50 day round of this protocol so far. The biggest thing she wanted to get across to the viewers is that if she can do it, you can do it! She knows it’s sounds cliche and yet still feels it truly applies (I think Donna is just not giving herself enough credit here!) Sounds like what she is saying is that she is not someone she may have considered to be able to diet successfully, and yet she has done so well on this protocol, so if you are a person who thinks this about yourself, don’t assume you’ll fail- you CAN do it. Some of the basics are truly essential to staying motivated and she mentioned them- reading Pounds and Inches, the original diet program, watching hCG vloggers (plenty here to choose from!), finding the hCG community online here and becoming a part of it (see Support on the hCG Diet and Learning how to Vlog on how to do that). Like Donna, most likely you have multiple reasons for wanting to lose weight. She mentions wanting to have that “after picture” that we all see of other people’s transformations, which is indeed rewarding. She wants to be a positive role model for her kids- the past has been troubled by feeding her kids macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and many sugary cereals- she is encouraged to see herself changing not just what she eats, but what her kids eat as well.
Kelly: Kelly is on her first round of this diet plan and has lost 14 lbs so far- she found out the hard way (like most of us do as some point!) that cheating on the diet is simply not worth it. She too wants to get to that after picture- she keeps this in the fore-front of her mind. Additionally, having a 6 month old and an 8 year old, she wants to lose weight for them.
Rayzel/hcgchica: (me!) I have lost 54 lbs with this diet plan. For me, one of the biggest things that kept me motivated on Phase 2 was the knowledge of what waited for me if I didn’t make this change. I had developed a binge eating disorder and I remember sitting in my car in the Target parking lot, eating an entire bag of cookies while my 1 year old son sat in his carseat in the back- at that age, I managed to get away with giving him only 2 cookies, but I knew that in the very near future, he would be old enough to comprehend what I was doing and to want to follow my actions. It was such a horrible thing, yet I felt like I couldn’t help myself. Going through the diet protocol healed me in more ways than one and helped me change my eating patterns for good. Watch Rayzel/hCGChica’s Vlogs.
Debbie: Debbie (known to those of us endeared to her as Hebbiedobby) has lost 100 lbs with HCG Injections so far. 100 lbs! She hopes to lose an additional 100 lbs as her journey continues. Her initial motivation was in her words, “Diet or Die.” She was kind enough to insert a before and after photo of her face from then till now (hint, stop reading and watch the video!) and the difference is simply striking. Her 2nd biggest motivator following this was being involved in the hCG Diet Community. She mentioned how once you’ve invested yourself into something, you become interested in it, and by immersing herself into the community with other hCGers she was motivated to keep going. 3 very important reads she spoke of: Pounds and Inches– the original diet protocol that Dr. Simeons himself wrote (free download),Weightloss Apocalypse by Robin Woodall
(truly, a MUST read), and Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease by Robert H. Lustig (just ordered that one myself! Thanks hebbie….) Debbie had a challenge that some of you may be facing- once she started feeling better doing this weight loss protocol, she discovered the original Diet or Die goal was losing some of it’s oomph and she needed to find other goals that would motivate her to lose over 200lbs. She has obviously been finding such goals because she is already halfway there. Watch Debbie’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Kim: Kim has lost 15 lbs with the hCG Diet. She reminds herself of why she started her weight loss journey in the first place. She was simply tired. Tired of being tired, tired of sucking in her stomach (oh I know how that ones feels kim!), and tired of feeling like she had a tire around her waist. She wanted to make a real change. She says she feels so much better now- not tired, her clothes fit, she can breathe through her nose, she doesn’t have a headache, and all those things remind her of how much she has benefited from this diet plan. Her best advice: Remind yourself constantly- she even has a book she keeps notes in (great idea btw!) of why she started the hCG diet to begin with. Watch Kim’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Barbara: Barbara has lost 15 lbs with this protocol as well. You can see my private interview with her about her full hCG journey as well. Barbara mentioned a huge motivator that I’m pretty sure is big for the large majority of hCGers, and that is seeing the scale go down so quickly on a daily basis. She also had a pair of board shorts that were too small for her and she kept trying them on and watched as she got smaller and smaller until finally the shorts fit (woa mind connection Barbara- I did the same thing with a couple pairs of jeans!) This is a GREAT idea. When you do this there is something very tangible about your size change that you can’t deny. Sometimes inches aren’t even enough to get us women to see ourselves as we truly are, but seeing clothes fit that didn’t fit before is truly telling. Lastly, she mentions another key element which is to talk with supporters of this protocol- those who have been through the protocol themselves, know what it’s like, and who will help you remind you of the overall picture when the going gets tough. Check out Barbara’s Lifestyle Blog – Inspiredgirl.me
Joann: She has lost 45 lbs with the hCG program. She has some major motivators- her grandkids, her family, her health problems. Her last testing showed high cholesterol and high blood pressure and diabetes runs in her family. 45 lbs later with this weight loss program, her most recent testing showed she was doing great. Her grandkids are young and she says she couldn’t really get out and about and play with them previously. Now she is able to- water parks and all! Watch Joann’s hCG Diet vlogs
Riki: 28 lbs gone with hCG so far. Her top 5 motivators while on P2. One, she weighs in every day. For her it’s a huge motivator to keep going. She also measures herself once a week- sometimes if the lbs don’t go down much, she finds the inches have. Two, she loves to compile pictures and videos for her before and after hCG vlogs which she usually does, like many of us, at the end of each round. Three, shopping! Trying on clothes that fit now that didn’t fit 28 lbs ago. Four, research hCG diet recipes- make the protocol more fun don’t get bored with it by eating the same things every single day. Five, the hCG Diet Community itself- Riki has felt so motivated by the other hCGers doing their own journeys and sharing their own struggles and triumphs. Watch Riki’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Michelle: Her first round of hCG has started with a bang- 14 lbs in 10 days so far! For her, it’s the numbers that are motivating. The numbers she sees on the scale, the time it takes her to do the diet properly, and the money she had to spend (hCG ain’t cheap!). Seeing the scale down each day is exciting and she doesn’t want to mess that up. Additionally, she spends a lot of time researching and reading, really getting to know the hCG diet program. Watch Michelle’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Nicole: Like all of us, her main motivation is to lose weight. One of the things that helped her to stick to her goal was seeing the actual results on the scale. Secondly, support. The hCG Community on Youtube, Myfitnesspal, and FB have been indispensable to her. Lastly, she has a great tip which is being prepared- by preparing your foods, possibly cooking ahead and pre-bagging them it’s like you don’t have an excuse to cheat. Watch Nicole’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Jamie: Jamie has lost 22 lbs with this protocol so far. She’s surprised herself in that she used to hate the scale but has found it quite motivating to see it, in general, continually going down. I think many people can identify with this- we may have had an unhealthy relationship with the scale in the past, but there can be a way for it to be used as a tool- just a tool, that’s all- that can then help keep you motivated but that doesn’t define you as a person or deem your worth as a person. Watch Jamie’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Kathy: Kathy is finishing her 2nd round of hCG. She has lost an average of a 1/2 lb per day on the Diet- and this is totally typical results for most women- so that can be you too. She’s lost 40 lbs total now in the 2 rounds. Her 2nd way to stay continually motivated has been to break down her weightloss into individual segments (this is an excellent idea). When she looked at the idea that she needed to lose 100 lbs, that it would most likely take more than a year to achieve this, was very overwhelming to think about her prospective weightloss in that way. Thinking of it as individual 40 day sections made it so much more manageable- it’s much easier to think of doing something for just 40 days as opposed to doing something difficult for a full year right? Each 40 days round finished equals a goal achieved. She doesn’t have to wait a whole year to reach a goal. In this way she feels confident she will lose all the weight she needs to lose. Lastly, as has been reiterated here several times and shows it’s true worth- the hCG Diet Community. Her subscribers on youtube who watch her weight loss journey vlogs have been so helpful to her through her journey. Check out How to Get and Give Support in the Online hCG Diet Community and How to Record and Upload Youtube Vlogs for more on this. Watch Kaybee’s hCG Diet Vlogs
Stephanie: Stephanie is most motivated by the hCG Community online on youtube and FB. They motivate her to do better through their truthfulness, honesty, support, releases, gains, lessons- all of it- hCGer’s sharing their experience and lending their support in this community has kept her going and inspired. She also finds that weighing daily on hCG keeps her motivated- some choose to not weigh every day, but she feels having this reward is important (it’s true- this diet is not easy, and seeing the scale go down is a reminder of why you’re doing it!). Watch Stephanie’s hCG Vlogs
I really hope you enjoyed Episode 1 of the hCG Diet Community Video Project- Episode 2 will follow in just a few short weeks! The topic will be “How has hCG affected your life or health for the better?”
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