“Trouble can always be born when it is shared.”
Who gets excited….
to do their taxes each year? Anyone? Anyone?
when I had started my new business, my husband had his own business already, and of course there were our own personal taxes to file as well, the idea of 3 looming mountains of nothing but numbers and paperwork was, oh, just a TAD bit daunting. This is because we hadn’t done any sort of bookkeeping for the entire year. Yeah, nice. You can make me drop and give you 100 burpees when you see me next. But there’s a point to my discussing taxes here on a weight loss blog. The story can be
a little like the looming thought of that weight you may have to lose – daunting.
My husband and I made a team effort of it and we spent 3 days seated next to each other in our computer chairs working together. The main reason for it was efficiency. He would read the transaction off to me while I entered it into quickbooks. But it ended up being a lot more than that. It was the emotional feel-good sensations that came from not doing the project all alone that really made the whole experience much more doable.
For instance, the ability to laugh together at the 1 cent fee from the IRS that they paid 43 cents to mail me the invoice for, that I then wrote a 1 cent check to cover and paid 43 cents to mail back to them (true story). Long monotonous stretches of “Reagan’s Nursery….$178.00; Home Depot….$57.36” and brief outbursts of “I hate this!” which were much more satisfying to say with someone there to hear it.
The point is:
Everything is easier and more doable
when you have someone who’s either
a part of what you’re going through,
understands what it’s like,
or who at least supports you in your endeavor.
And let’s face it. Most of the time, you will not have someone doing hCG with you at home. In fact it’s very possible you’re not even telling anyone you know that you’re doing this diet for fear of negative backlash.
But that doesn’t make support on this diet any less important or inaccessible to you.
Sometimes it takes a little thinking and creativity to find that support. The avenue I found most helpful to me in my own hCG journey was youtube. I found some others who were currently on the diet, who were putting up video blogs about their journey and started interacting with them through the comment section of youtube videos. or even people who had been on the diet in the past and watched their vlogs about their journey. This kept me feeling motivated and knowing that I wasn’t alone – many others had done this and were doing this.
7 Ways to Get Support or At Least the Feeling of Support:
1. Obviously, this little video course – even though it’s a bit more passive support in nature, just getting that feel good feedback can be helpful in aiding you to stay the course.
2. Finding youtube vloggers…
to watch and comment on, and (ideally) vlog yourself (scary! I know. I felt that way when I first started too.)
Ways to do this are to search things like “vlcd 2014” or “hcg diet 2014” etc. – once you have found 1 or 2 current hCGers this way, you can check who has commented on their vlog and subscribe to them as well as they are most likely current vloggers too. Don’t forget to give encouragement first – you will more likely get encouragement on your vlogs in return (if you decide to vlog) if you do this.
3. Past youtube vlogs.
There are a lot of people with vlogs about their hCG journey (including mine) that are up on youtube that are from the past – but it still valuable to see their story, how their journey progressed- see their triumphs, their setbacks – even though they may be done, or it’s old, to you it’s new. So you can see their progress by watching their videos in order, and that is a workable to have that feeling of support or camraderie.
You can do a search in the search bar on FB by typing find “find groups named hcg” or “find groups named hcg diet” “hcg injections”
If you search the hashtags #hcgdiet #hcg #p2hcg #hcgprotocol and the like, you can find other people discussing hCG and doing the diet to follow and get involved with. You can also go to my instagram account @hcgchica and find other hCGers by seeing who has liked my IG posts or commented on them.
6. Watch the success story interviews on my blog.
As of this writing, there are 21 published episodes of interviews, and I have 8 more waiting to be published! They are inspiring in a very real, down to earth way because you are hearing the stories of real individuals who both struggled and triumphed.
7. Find a REAL, LIVE, IN-PERSON hCG Buddy
Do try to find a friend or family member that might like to do the hCG diet with you. Several have reported to how great it was to be able to text each other back and forth everyday to stick to the protocol and ward off temptations.