Read/Watch my own hCG Diet Journey As It Unfolded:
My hCG Diet Journal from Round 2 of the hCG Diet Protocol with injections
Loading on HCG – Round 2
June 16, 2011
Hey guys! HCGChica. Before I say anything else I wanted to ask everybody to take a moment and comment below about how you get your water in. I was actually talking with my mom the other day about drinking enough water and how we can do that and I remembered someone who made a vlog regarding something they added something to their water and kinda taste like Kool-Aid. Well it turned out it was DeeHCGprincess. Thank you so much for that blog she mentioned a Stevida product that taste like Kool-Aid that she got off of vita cost so we’re gonna try that. She says she makes this big batch, you can go back she has a video just called Stevida Kool-Aid or something like that and she just makes a huge batch of it and drinks off that all day I think. That’s a great idea and I wanna see what other things you guys do to get your water and what makes it easier whether it’s putting something in your water to make it taste better or even like if you use a certain type of container or if there’s a method to the timing of it that helps you get it in just share what you do that’s successful. I’ll share my next vlog as well. I’ll compile your comments and share that and then also what I do to get my water because there’s something that I do that if I don’t do it I won’t drink hardly any water at all but if I have my special container I will drink a lot of water so just share that below.
Today is my second loading day and I’m not down, sure wish I was down, I’m up 1.4 pounds from before loading but I’m actually only .8 pounds up from where I’ve been maintaining off for the last 2 and a half months. I maintained for about 2 and a half months at 146.2 then I got the flu I lost 5 pounds kept 3 of it off for 5 days and then I was up a little bit not a couple days after that and then I started my round at 145.6 and then I’m up 1.4 from now which is 147. It looks like I’m gonna gain about maybe 3 to 4 pounds loading which seems about right for me. Loading is hard for me I don’t actually wanna eat as soon as I start taking the hormone it’s like instantly specially fatty foods really turns me off and makes me feel nauseous but I’m doing my best. I only gained .8 pounds loading last time over the whole 2 days so anyway I am eating you know, junk but not junk food but you know I’m loading. Alright I’ll check in tomorrow take care.
Round 2 Loading Phase: 3 Day Load on the hCG Diet – (It Ended Up Being A Big Mistake)
June 16, 2011
December 17, 2014 UPDATED THOUGHTS
I recorded this video in June 2011 – during what I guess was the first 1/3 of my hCG weight loss journey. I would like to let you guys know what the long term outcome of my choices during that Round 2 – including:
- my choice to load 3 days (which is not always a poor choice- see my post Should You Load for 3 Days?)
- to eat whatever I wanted including tons of sugar, ice-cream, and gluten
- eating a huge amount
I can see after watching this vlog back for the first time in probably 3 years that I have a come a long way baby, and I am speaking NOT of physical weight whatsoever.
I also hope it might comfort you guys a little to see where my head was when I was early on my hCG journey, in case you find yourself identifying with that years-ago-me up there. Because I wouldn’t make any of those choices now, and I haven’t done so in about 3 years. But I DID make such choices at one time – and this just happens to be the only time it was caught on camera, but my making choices like this has been a pattern for a few years prior to arriving at this spot.
If you watch my current videos or see me results – that I’ve been maintaining my weight loss over 2 years, that I crossfit and lift heavy weights, that I don’t eat ice-cream and love kale, you might think I’ve always been this way. Then you might feel like since you may not be in that place that making this change will be too hard for you.
We all start somewhere, usually near some garbage can where we just threw what was left of a package of cookies, hoping it would stop us from eating the rest. Man, even that didn’t usually work.
And that was me at the beginning too.
But obviously, I changed, as will you. If I had known then that my progress wouldn’t be in a straight line or that it would take me a couple year to REALLY internalize and OWN the needed changes, I probably would have given up before I started. So don’t think too far ahead – just start on this path – do your research, make logical wise choices based on what really works and doesn’t work for others, especially if your Gut-O-Meter (ability to sense truth from your gut) has been damaged by sugar consumption.
The “After-the-Fact” Conclusion
Essentially, I made all the wrong choices during round 2.
And it started with the loading.
If you watch the video, I’d like you to listen for some key things I said that reveal how out of touch I was with myself.
I say things like, “I just had a gut feeling I should load a third day.”
2 Definitions of Gut Feeling:
- “instinct, intuition” – which as far as I know means perception of truth, knowing what is truly in the best interests of your survival.
- “If you have a gut feeling, you sense something about a person or a situation, without knowing why, but you’re sure what you sense is true.”
Obviously my Gut-O-Meter was WAY off.
“Why yes self, I DO thing that quart of ice-cream and cookies is EXACTLY what my body needs for true success to be mine.”
Fasting for First VLCD- HCG R2P2VLCD1
June 17, 2011
I’m not recommending anyone do this, this is just what I chose to do on my 2nd round of HCG Injections for the first vlcd day. I chose to fast entirely and drink nothing but water for the whole day to kind of jumpstart my losses on the protocol and to try to ease the “pain” of my body adjusting to diet those first few very low calorie days of the protocol (we all know they are uncomfortable).
Hey guys! HCGChica! I’m checking in so today is my first VLCD day so I’m so excited to get up and see my loss tomorrow. I loaded 3 days and I gained a total of 3.6 pounds and I’m pretty sure that after a day that some of that water is water just water it’s not fat it’s water because I had like pizza late last night. Today I’m actually doing something a little different. For my first VLCD day I’m actually fasting like not fat fast but fasting. Drinking a ton of water and then I’m not gonna eat anything today. And the reason I decided to do that is because I’ve actually been reading on a couple different nutrition workout people on their sites about how fasting can be used after eating, after gorge days fasting can be used to lose a lot of fat in 1 day. It’s not something I’m gonna do all the time but they said when you do fast strategically for 24 to 36 hours you can actually lose a good amount of fat. If you do it after you’ve eaten a good amount of fat. That’s what I’m gonna try I’m doing that today. It’s already it’s 4:30 I haven’t eaten yet I’ve been drink a lot of water and we’ll see if I end up having a good loss tomorrow and then I’m sure I probably will because everybody does the first day. I just really wanna, just you know, like you guys try different things and see what produces different results and stuff like that. That’s it I’ll check in soon.
Fast Day Results after 3 Day Load – HCG R2P2VLCD2
June 18, 2011
After gaining 3.6 lbs loading over the course of 3 days prior to starting the vlcd for HCG Injections, I fasted my first vlcd to jumpstart the whole process and was down 3.4 lbs after the fast day! In all honesty I wasn’t even really hungry while fasting which is surprising. Seemed to work just fine for me. I haven’t done a fast day since (I’m am beyond Round 4 now as of this writing) while on the protocol. I may employ it in the future, but I tend to like to have some research under my belt before I feel confident with doing something and there just isn’t research that I can find that combines fasting with the diet- anyone who knows me knows that sparing muscle is one of my most important concerns, so I never want to jeopardize my muscle for the sake of experimentation or to make the scale go down faster.
Hey guys! HCGChica! Hey okay so I’m doing the ketone strips but I’m gonna show it you because I need you ketone pros maybe you can tell me what color this is because to me my stick looks like totally none of the colors, it’s none of them, it’s different. I guess it looks closest to 1 of this 3 maybe but it’s like a totally different color so if any of you know please help me. The darkest one for anyone who doesn’t know is large ketones which is 160 and then the next one is large it’s 80 and then moderate is 40 but I mean honestly I can’t tell so if any of you know.
Today is VLCD 2 as you know I had 3 days of loading which is kind of different from the normal 2. I gained a total of 3.6 pounds loading and that was a gain of 1.6 the first day .6 the next day and then 1.4 the 3rd day. I started after loading at 149.2 I chose to do a fast day for my first VLCD, not a fat fast, but fast so I drink almost 2 gallons of water and I didn’t eat anything and to be honest I was hardly hungry at all I mean for not eating anything after eating so much for 3 days. The hormone for me really works with hunger and I was thinking that might help me get over those first few of days of hunger easier by just fasting that first day and I think it probably will be good for that and I really didn’t feel hardly hungry at all and I drink a ton of water. I bet you wanna know the results of my fast day and that is that this morning I was down 3.4 pounds. I’m 145.8 and that’s super exciting to me I think that was really successful because my last round I did a 2 day load and I only gained a .8 and I feel like I tried to load well but maybe I didn’t, I don’t know but I only gained .8 and I lost 1.8 my first VLCD day my last round so this round I loss almost double. I gained more loading. I lost almost double my first day and I fasted this time so those were the 3 differences. I’m very happy with that specially because I am keeping track of my body fat percent my husband has this handheld thing he use to used it when he used to be a personal trainer, you know in another life and it’s this handheld thing that does your body fat. It’s fairly accurate it’s not as accurate as hydrostatic but it’s kinda like I think it’s the 3rd one down. it’s like hydrostatic body fat testing and like the bod pad and then the calipers by someone who’s trained and using the calipers that would be like the next most accurate and then I think this handheld one is the next accurate It’s more accurate than the scale ones that’s for sure.
I lost a whole pound of fat from yesterday which to me is good because I had only gained one pound of fat over loading. So what that means is those extra pounds were just water, if that makes sense. My things said that I have 46.5 pounds of fat after I finished the loading and then it said that I have 45.5 pounds fat today. Isn’t that so exciting? I lost the pound of fat that I gained in the 1 day after 3 days. So that’s pretty exciting and just excited to see good out from here. I slept for 10 hours last night. So there’s that I’m just trying to think if there’s any other detail that you guys might want. I’m still going to be making that water vlog I’m just still getting a few more comments so I’m just kinda waiting to compile all that and I wanna try and make it a really good one where I like actually put photos in of the different containers that some of you guys mentioned. If you guys even have a photo of what you drink out off, you can even send it to ne if not I’ll just find it on Google. Everything is on Google. I’m doing fantastic I actually felt really good yesterday and I feel really good today. I did have a headache today and I know that that’s common with the protocol and today I forgot to tell you, today I am doing a fat fast and the reason I’m dong that is because like I told you earlier from what I’ve been reading from some different fitness gurus it’s a really opportune time to fast after you have had a high calorie day. If you fast it’s an opportune time to lose fat is what I have been reading in more than one place like a 24 hour to a 36 hour fast, so I fasted. Today I chose to do a fat fast because of the extra calories. I figured if I do that that will hopefully help my body not feel like it needs to hold on to stuff because now that I’ve kind of not eaten at all now I’m gonna eat so I’m like Oh ok so there’s more nutrition here. That’s why I did that and then I plan on starting my regular VLCD days tomorrow, and depending on how the fat fast woks for me I will incorporate that into the rest of the program this round. I don’t plan on doing anymore regular fast that was just for that first day. That’s it and if you guys have any questions let me know and I appreciate everybody I’ve been watching all of your vlogs and I know you know that because I’m commenting and I’m so excited because I was looking at my page and I have over 200 subscribers now which is kinda neat because when I first started my last round, I remember when I had about 20. And I liked it because I like seeing how you guys are doing and I’m subscribed to more than 200 people so thankfully not all of you are vlogging every day because that would be really overwhelming for those of you on P2 it’s nice to see how you are all doing. All right talk to you soon.
Fat Fast Results on HCG (no longer recommended)
June 19, 2011
While I did lose 1.8 lbs after my first trial at the Fat Fast day while on HCG Injections, I must make it clear that I NO LONGER SUPPORT the idea of doing fat fasting while on HCG. I have come to my own personal conclusion that Dr. Simeons knew what he was talking about when he said to avoid all fats while on the diet. It was kind of a craze to do fat fasting while on the protocol about a year ago and everyone was doing them. What are my reasons for thinking this is now unwise?
I use a handheld body fat monitor daily- on and off the protocol. While many people find these to be sporadic and unreliable, I have found the opposite to be true in my case. I compared my handheld body fat monitor with my hydrostatic body fat test results from Round 3 (update as of 9/12: as of Round 4 as well) and it was actually pretty accurate, so I’ve found that using it is a fairly reliable way for myself to see what the composition of my weightloss is made out of- in other words- how much of the scale weight being lost is fat and how much is muscle or water? That takes us back to the fat fasting- the day after doing a fat fast or any other “non-protocol” type day where I had higher fats in my diet than usual, I found that while I lost “weight” on the scale, my fat actually went up! It’s possible this was a fluke, but likely not, in which case it means I was losing muscle and gaining fat when I ate fats on the diet. Not a good thing folks!
Again, I don’t have solid concrete proof that this is actually what’s happening, as certainly there are fluctuations on my handheld body fat monitor and it’s more a useful tool when looking at an overall trend over time, but it’s enough for me to know it’s not worth the risk. If fat fasting on the protocol causes muscle loss and fat gain at the same time, this is super unhealthy and the exact opposite of what you want to happen- you might as well consider yourself as gaining weight even though you saw the scale go down.
I hope I don’t offend anyone with my strong opinion on this- I respect everyone’s right to make their own choices, but for me I have decided this is possibly (likely) a very unhealthy thing to do while on the protocol. I want everyone to get what they want out of this protocol- which is to lose fat and shrink visibly and get into those smaller clothes- am I right or am I right?
June 25, 2011
VLCD 4= -1.4 lbs, VLCD 5= -1.0 lbs, VLCD 6= -.0, VLCD 7= -.0, VLCD 8= -.2, total of 7.8 lbs in 7 vlcd days so far.
In this vlog I talk about eating extra proteins and sugar free jello. In general, I think it best to avoid those processed sugar free stuff made with aspartame, but that was then, this is now. I’ve come a long way. As you’ll see in future vlogs, Round 2 was my “bad” round- my Round 2 on HCG Injections is a good example of what NOT to do on the protocol.
Hey guys! HCGChica! I’m trying to give you guys a quick rundown of the last few days. I did actually upload a video that you might have seen already it was 7 and a half minutes and just trying to make this quicker so that it’s easier for you guys to watch.
VLCD 4 I was down 1.4 pounds. VLCD 5 I was down 1 pound and that brought me to a total of 7.6 pounds loss in 4 days and my weight at that point was 141.6. Now VLCD 6, 7 and 8 I was down 0, 0 and .2 so things really slowed down and I’m not ecstatic about it. To be honest, I can’t complain too much because my first goose egg day I’ve been doing my body fat percent thing every day and it actually said that I lost a whole pound of fat and my body fat percent went down almost a whole percent from 31% to 30.3%. Even though I didn’t actually lose any weight that day I actually lost a pound of fat, that’s actually a good thing so I probably shouldn’t complain at all. And then the next goose egg day and then today my pounds of fats remain the same which is a 43 pounds of fat that I have. I still have a ways to go I’m a 5 foot 1 person. I’m 141 right now so that’s 43 pounds of fat. I’ not exactly sure how many pounds of fat is normal for my frame size but I’m gonna guess maybe around 25. I definitely have a little ways to go. I’ve been drinking all my water but the couple things that I did do differently when I had the goose eggs was I was very active the day before each goose egg and I added a 3rd protein because I was outside it was hot, I was sweating I was doing gardening and shoveling, not a ton but I did enough that I felt like I should probably have a 3rd protein and I had it in a form of a cottage cheese. Maybe that wasn’t a smart idea I don’t know, the other thing is I had some sugar free Jell-O’s actually 1 of the days I have 3 of them and I know that’s definitely not ideal. They’re sweetened with aspartame which is I know were not healthy but I’ve never actually had a problem losing weight using that sweetener on the protocol. I don’t know, I mean in the Jell-O form that’s different than the coke form because they do have 10 calories each. I did have higher calories those days but, I don’t know I guess I didn’t think it would be a problem but maybe it was. Or maybe that’s just maybe my weight would have slowed down anyway. I’m not really sure, but anyway that’s what’s going on with me and I am having a little bit of a rough patch with the diet which is probably why I’ve been eating a little more and trying to sneak all those Jell-O’s in and stuff because just having cravings not necessarily for bad food but I just want- I’m craving the volume and then craving frequency of food. I just wish I could eat more and more often, and it’s hard so I’m just trying to distract my mind and hoping it’ll past because the same thing happened to me last round so it’s not unfamiliar but I know hopefully it will past. So I’m just kinda trying to stick it out and just wait for it to pass hopefully I wake up to another loss too and I’m excited to try to get into the 130s. That’s my update and I’ll check in with you guys soon. Talk to you later.
9.2 lbs in 8 days so far- HCG R2P2 VLCD 9
June 25, 2011
More mention of cravings again. One thing I have since learned about my cravings is that the best way to curb them quickly is to eat low carb for a few days, eliminating even fruit (whether I’m on HCG Injections or off).
Beware- “fat” flashing going on here.
Hey guys! HCGChica! Today is VLCD 9 the results from VLCD 8 yesterday, this morning I was down 1.4 pounds I’m really glad about that, that makes it a total of 9.2 pounds in 8 days and that includes the 3.6 loading weight. That’s nice because I had 3 slow days since you guys know if you watch my last vlog. I’m really happy about that, yesterday I drink 2 liters of water not nearly as much as I usually drink, I just wasn’t feeling very good yesterday I told you I was having a lot of difficulties sticking to the diet just because of cravings. I’m not actually hungry, I’m not hungry at all I just wanted to eat and wanted to eat good things so I was at Target roaming the isles and every time I saw something good I just thought about it, I thought “Oh it’d be so nice to just eat a bunch of that” but I just keep thinking in my head this feeling is gonna pass, this feeling is gonna pass and today I felt a lot better I feel a lot better, I’m not craving things I’ve been busy the day is going by so quickly, I still need to drink a little more water today it was a little slacking of on that again today. I’m hoping that I’ll feel better now for a little bit. So yeah that’s my update for that. I also want a real quick show you a little bit of a body shot. The thing is last round I had bought a pair of goal jeans they were size 8 and I didn’t get in to them last round and I ended up buying 3 pairs of goal jeans just because they were so cute and they were at the thrift store, it’s like pretty easy to drop 3 dollars. I got a couple more pairs one is actually a 10P 10 petite, their like a small 10 because actually I’m wearing a 10 very comfortably right now. But the pair that I have on that I’m gonna show you they’re still a bit snug they do fit but not well enough to wear comfortably yet but I’m gonna show you so that hopefully in a few weeks from now I’ll wear them again and I’ll be able to see the difference especially in my whole muffin top areas. I’m gonna stand-up and show you that real quick. Their actually like turquoise jeans I just love them so they’re a 10P and like I said they fit snugly but I’m gonna show you my fat you should feel privileged, don’t look if you’re scared. Just you can see when I’m not holding it in you could see how it still too snug on the waist, technically if I wanna actually look good with my shirt see that? Holding it in looks like that. You see when I don’t hold it in its like it’s still has that round of fat when I wear this pants that why they’re really not acceptable to wear yet see that is not attractive. As soon as I get a little smaller and hold it in like this then I’ll be able to wear them comfortably. This are 10P and honestly and honestly they’re about the same size as a bunch of other 8’s that I have. Just wanna show it that way I can compare, it’s actually mostly for myself so I can compare a few weeks so that’s were I’m at. I feel lot better today I’m really glad about that and I may be trying I bit of an experiment with exercise on this protocol. The reason being is because the 1 day that I didn’t lose any weight but it said that I lost a whole pound of body fat that was the biggest jump I’ve seen yet on this round and that was the day before that was the day that I did the most physical activity. To me it’s all about losing body fat I don’t care about losing weight if I’m losing fat. Or if the scales going down more slowly but I’m losing a lot more fat than I was, that’s really what matters to me. I’m not gonna overdo it but I am gonna maybe try doing some exercise because I really didn’t do any last round at all and this round I haven’t really done much just a little shoveling and stuff. But I think I’m gonna be more conscious of it now. I kinda like the results that nellieHCG has been getting and what’s she’s been talking about as far as the exercising ketosis and all that stuff. I’m probably gonna try that and I’ll let you guys know how it goes but anyway that’s it for today.
I didn’t get to update you guys on my mom. She’s doing well, we’re both having a slower round, I don’t know that my round is totally slower yet but her rounds are little slower she had some really good losses I don’t know what exact stats but I do know she had like a 3 or 4 days stall and then she did an apple day, I think just 2 days ago and I think she drops like a couple pounds maybe 2.2 and so right now she’s at 218 so she’s really excited to break 220. So that’s really exciting and she stayed the same again this morning and she maybe checking in to some of the other little stall breakers that are out there besides the apple day like there’s a steak day people do and there is the fat fast day. She didn’t actually feel too good when she did that fat fast day so she’s kinda hesitant to try it again even though she did get good results but we all know we also wanna feel good. That’s my update for today and I’ll check with you guys soon.
Experiment with HCG and Exercise while on Cytomel/T3 – HCG R2P2 vlcd 10-12
June 28, 2011
VLCD10: -.2, VLCD11: -1.4, VLCD12: -.2. Weight today 138.2
So I did this experiment where I did a short burst of exercise (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training to be exact) while on this protocol the other day. At first thought it seemed like it brought good results, but I can’t really say as I didn’t get to try it much after this because my health just wouldn’t hold up to being both on the protocol and exercising. And I still have that terrible habit of drinking Diet Coke on this round! I’m so glad I finally broke that habit permanently. I switched to Organic Black Numi Tea that I just love with a little half and half and stevia- it’s just the right caffeine kick for me.
At this point in my weight loss journey I had wondered if taking T3/Cytomel for my Hashimoto’s Thyroid condition while on the diet caused me to lose excess muscle on the diet- later I found this to not be true as during Round 3 of HCG Injections I was still on my Cytomel medication and I lost a whopping 90% fat of the weight I lost. So for those on T3 or Cytomel for health reasons- don’t worry about this! You can do very well on the protocol while taking these medications- in fact you will probably do better than some others because you will be on the diet with a properly treated thyroid, so you’ll probably lose at a faster rate.
Hi guys! HCGChica! How are you all doing? I’m just checking in to give you my update to VLCD 10-12. VLCD 10 I woke up and I was down .2 and that brought me to 139.8 that was exciting because that means I’m out of the 140’s. The night before I slept for 8 hours I drink 1 litter of water which is not enough so I have been little lax on my water and I actually forgot to write down what I ate that day. VLCD 11 I woke up and I was down 1.4 that was awesome so that brought me to 138.4 and I experimented the day before that, they gave me that good loss, I exercised I went to the gym and I just did actually I only did 8 minutes of what’s called Peak 8, working out it’s like an interval thing I was on a bike and what you do is you do 30 seconds of the highest intensity that you can, my heart beat up to 190 and then you back off completely and go as slow as possible to recover for about 60 to 90 seconds so your heartbeat comes back down, I think mine came back down to about 160, and then you go back-up 30 seconds of highest intensity that you can do and just did back down again so you just do intervals of that and I only ended up doing a total of 8 and a half minutes, but I got really sweaty and the whole rest of the day I felt fantastic I have a lot of energy I felt really good then I help a friend move and then that night actually went to a party and we were dancing and so I actually got all sweaty from that.
The reason I chose to do that was because, as you know I’ve been monitoring my body fat percent and how many pounds of fat I have with the handheld one. SlimSteve actually just showed his in the mail mine’s really old, mine’s like 13 years old so it doesn’t look the same as his but it does the same thing. I chose to do this experiment with the exercise because I didn’t exercise at all last round and this round I am finding that I’m still losing a little more lean mass than I would like and I’m a little different than everyone else on YouTube doing HCG. That’s because I take T3 or Cytomel and its active thyroid hormone and I just think it makes me a little different because as you know when your body makes something on its own it works much more naturally with your body but since I take something that’s synthetic and its external, I take it once in the morning and I take a fairly large dose I take usually about 87.5 micrograms of T3 and its powerful it rubs up your metabolism and its replacing what my thyroid doesn’t make but as you all know still, replacing something that your body usually would make is still not the same thing and it doesn’t do exactly the same thing. I just felt like that must be the reason that I’m losing more lean mass than most people, I was just racking my brain trying to think of because I can’t stop taking the medication that’s what keeps me alive and it keeps me feeling normal. I just thought how can I get around this because I don’t want lose too much more lean mass, its okay how much I’ve loss so far because as you get smaller you don’t need as much lean mass to carry your frame around but I’m getting to that point where I’m starting to weigh a lot less and I just can’t afford to lose too much more so I chose to try exercising in the morning which is when I take my medication and I thought maybe that would be a way to use up some of that t3 that active thyroid hormone in a healthy way that my body can then utilize better. I did that and I felt great which is a good sign, and I actually even ate a little less than normal. I skipped the fruit and the veggie not on purpose I just ended up being so busy and I didn’t even realize till the end of the day that I hadn’t eaten one of each of those. And that is what led to my 1.4 pound loss the next morning. Now what’s really interesting is that when I did my body fat analyzer that morning it said that I had drop 2.5 pounds of fat that I lost. Now I only lost 1.4 pounds of weight it said I lost 2.5 pounds of fat and my body fat percent went almost down a whole percent to 29.2% from 30.1%. That was so exciting to me because that’s the second time that I have loss equally the amount of fat that I lost weight or more. Usually I lose some lean mass and fat after every loss I’ve had so far this round and I just wasn’t happy with how much lean mass I was losing compared to fat. This really doesn’t apply to most people I think most people that I’ve seen they do lose mostly fat like I said I think it just has to do with the medication that I take but that just goes to show you that something’s not working to try to, don’t just keep doing the same thing over and over, try to analyze it and try to figure out why that’s happening because otherwise you get on hurting yourself, there’s a lot of different things I don’t think in Dr. Simeons’ day nobody took active thyroid hormone. I can probably say that 100% were sure to you that nobody took that. Anyway I was so excited after that day that put me down to 40.5 pounds of fat. I was so excited about that and that just made me felt like that was a good idea now I’m not gonna exercise everyday necessarily because I’m not gonna actually be bad eventually too if you get too sore etc.
On Sunday I didn’t feel sore at all yesterday so I went ahead went back to the gym and I did another Peak 8 thing with the intervals and I did 10 and a half minutes this time, it was pretty intense really sweaty and I was I little more tired after that and my calves were feeling kind of sore so I figured today I won’t do anything specially with my legs. I might do a few push-ups or something I didn’t do anything with my legs. I’m gonna let my body rest. This morning I was down .2 this is VLCD 12 and I was 138.2, I’m really excited about that I drank 2 litters of water yesterday I had 3 protein serving because of the whole exercise and sore thing I had 2 turkey breast little burgers I had a cottage cheese serving, I had strawberries, I had 2 sugar free Jell-O’s, still I’m eating those they’re not hindering my losses and sometimes like when I go to a party and there’s tons of food or something like that would been having people over a little more frequently that’s kind of the thing that’s like my treat to get through the night. So I had tomatoes and asparagus for my 2 vegetables and I actually, I guess I didn’t have 1 of my fruits yesterday. I think you can see I’m doing a lot better on the diet as far as not freaking out or thinking about food all the time because I’m even skipping a couple of things here and there. I am still having diet coke. I guess that’s my little confession to you guys that’s probably why I haven’t been drinking much water for the last 4 – 5 days because when I drink diet coke I kinda don’t wanna drink that much water. I know that’s not healthy but you know what, it’s kinda the one thing that helps me get by on this diet I can stick to everything else but it’s just my one little crutch so I’m not ready to give it up, I did have that. But anyway so far I’ve lost a total of 11 pounds in 11 VLCD days. I’m really happy about that because this is my second round and I’m 138.2 right now like ultimate goal weight for me would be 120 you can see I’m really getting pretty close that’s only 18.18 pounds away or so. I’m really getting close, I’m very happy with the losses I’ve have the last 4 days it’s like I had .2 the 1.4, .2, 1.4, .2 so I had a couple big losses in between the smaller ones that’s really exciting.
I will keep you guys updated on what I’m doing; I’m sorry this vlog is a little longer than normal but I did have to explain a little more than normal. I’m sorry I haven’t done the water vlog yet I still want to its just I’ve been so busy when I was having that rough patch I really just couldn’t focus on anything else but stalling myself over and over, “ don’t eat, don’t eat, don’t eat” but I’m really feeling a lot better so that’s good. I’ll keep you updated about that. it’s really nice being able to track some things. The body fat monitor is not completely accurate, sometimes there’s gonna be a little inconsistency but it’s actually pretty accurate as long as you do it around the same time each morning and do it right after you weigh, its actually pretty consistent. When I did the hydrostatic body fat test it was off about 2 to 3 percent but this is still a good gauge because the numbers are consistent and the numbers are consistently going down. For me it’s still very useful and it’s important for me since like I said my case is a little different so I need to make sure that I keep figuring out how to keep as much lean mass as I can. As far as things have gone so far I’m doing really well, it says I’ve lost about 6.5 pounds of fat and then I am assuming that at least 2 or 3 pounds that I lost is just water so that would bring it to either 8.5 or 9.5 and then I’ve only lost a total of 11 so that means I’ve only lost to this point like 2.5 to 3.5 pounds of lean mass and that’s a much better ratio than I had before. I’m gonna keep up with this new experiment and I’ll let you guys know how it goes and again sorry for the really long vlog but I just want to explain the few things that I’m doing and for some people it’s better to not exercise, like SlimSteve he has a ton of lean mass he said he had over 200 pounds of lean mass which is amazing, obviously he’s gonna have let some of that go to get down to 180. We’re all in different place and men also, I noticed a lot of the men who’ve done the hydrostatic body fat test, it seems the men are the ones who ended up not losing any lean mass on HCG, they lose a 100% fat. I think it’s just men are really different I think the HCG increases testosterone or something and women you know who don’t have nearly as much of that to maintain our lean mass though I think for men it’s probably a lot easier to do this diet like be super, super over successful but were still being really successful as women and we got to keep some of those curves anyway right? So we don’t wanna be 6% body fat and all ripped because that looks kinda nasty. Alright I’ll check in with you guys soon.
12.8 lbs in 13 days- HCG R2P2 VLCD 13-15
July 4, 2011
Again- I did another Fat Fast which I DO NOT SUPPORT anymore on the HCG Diet. Having a really tough time mentally on this round and many cravings. Looking back now I would have removed my fruits for a few days while on the protocol to get my cravings to go away and gone back to strict protocol- I think this would have helped me get and stay on track. Oh well, can’t change it now can I? The important thing is that I figured things out and had a successful Round 3 and 4 after this sad excuse for a Round 2 on HCG Injections.
VLCD13: -.6, VLCD14: -.4, VLCD15: -.8. Today’s weight 136.4. 12.8 lbs in 13 days so far.
Hey guys! HCGChica. I’m checking in for days VLCD 13 to 15. VLCD 13 I was down .6 to 137.6, VLCD 14 I was down .4 to 137.2 and VLCD 15 today I was down .8 to 136.4 so that brings me to a total of 12.8 pounds loss in 14 days that is excellent. I shouldn’t have been complaining earlier this round and I’ve had some good losses since then so it’s kept my losses pretty high compared to days on the VLCD. I did do a fat fast yesterday and then I had a .8 release today I feel like it might have been bigger but I didn’t drink as much water as I should have yesterday, again. It’s so funny usually water is so easy for me and lately it’s been tough. Also I was up really late I was to like 2 in the morning which is not what I usually do I just couldn’t sleep I felt kinda tired all day and it was just like I perked up in the evening and so I was up till 2. I did sleep till about 9 o’clock that’s still only about 7 hours and that’s not as much as I usually get. I probably sabotage my fat fast day a little bit but I’m still happy with it. I mean it’s a good loss definitely. On the fat fast all I had was 1 cup of pecans and 4 ounces of cream cheese. I just kept it really simple and I believed that put my calories from fat around 87% and I think the calories ended up being like about 1150. It was just really simple I didn’t want to think about it so I just put the pecans in the bag and just kind of munch on them throughout the day and then took little spoons full of cream cheese and I think it was a good thing to do because I’ve got to be honest I have been having a really tough time in this second round mentally with sticking to the protocol. I have been finding myself grabbing little bites of extra stuff here and there, even stuff that I shouldn’t take a bite of. I’ve been taking a bite of stuff. I’ve just been wanting to eat more and kinda comes and goes but it’s been tough. The fat fast day was good because I guess when things are that high fat you don’t wanna eat a ton of it because it just doesn’t feel good like when I was having a cream cheese I would only have 2 or 3 small like half spoonfulls at a time before I’d be like “okay that’s enough for now” it was a good thing to do because I didn’t feel like I was gonna nibble on anything else.
The other thing is, the day I had my .4 loss the day before that, I was just on regular VLCD but I made the lemon truffles a few days ago and I made them in the evening so I had just a couple of like maybe 3 of them that night but the next day there is a whole plateful in my fridge and I know others discuss this issue as well I ended up eating almost all of them I think there’s only 3 left so I ate all of those, those day. That really messes with my head when I go off protocol that much, unintentionally, it just makes me feel guilty and bad and worried about the next day and that I’m sabotaging myself it just made me feel not well mentally that day. As it was the next morning I woke up to a .4 loss I still had a loss, that’s great. But who’s to say if I didn’t have all of those lemon soufflés if maybe it was supposed to be a 1.4 day who knows I’ll never know now but at least I still had a loss that’s all that matter it’s just was kind of afraid that waking up and having a gain because I ate quite a few of them. In addition to all my other VLCD stuff. I even had a couple of Jell-O’s and I had extra chicken that day it was just a day when I was just eating too much. But it didn’t turn not to be too bad thankfully. The other thing is that I did do my 10 minutes of my high intensity interval training I did that before the .4 release as well and that felt good. That’s about it.
Today I’m doing an egg day you know how that goes I just wanted to do something different like I said it’s just been tough this time. Last round it was so easy for me I just stack to the protocol and I never cheated and this time I nibble on stuff. I wanted to show you something real quick. I’m not suggesting that you eat this as a protein necessarily, but for me this is an acceptable choice so I just wanna share it because I think it’s kind of new they’re from Trader Joes and their actually called chicken hotdogs. They’re made out of chicken they’re all natural no nitrates. The cool thing is they only have 60 calories per hotdog, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs, 9 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. When I was kinda having a tough time this are really tasty with like a little mustard and for me the way I do the protocol I can have 2 of these because that equals to 120 calories and I can do that for me. Because when I do this protocol I don’t have any melba toast or milk or anything. What I do is I have 150 calories worth of protein for meal and then I have 40 calories worth of vegetable and it have 60 calories worth of fruit and if you do that twice that equals 500 calories, for me this does work. The only drawback about this is that of course as all processed meat stuff goes, it does have a good amount of sodium it has 250mg of sodium for each hotdogs, that means there’s 500mg of sodium for 1 serving. But when you’re not feeling well it was very satisfying it felt like I was eating something really tasty and so it’s not something I’m gonna do every day but it is something that I think is nice to have now and then when you’re really kinda wanting something tasty you know maybe at a barbeque or something. That’s my update for today.
My mom is doing so great she started at 235 beginning of this round- 235.4. This morning she was up to a 2 pound loss and she’s 214 this morning. So she is so super excited that means that she has lost 21 pounds this round and I think she’s on VLCD day like, I’m gonna say like 19 or 20, so she is still averaging a pound a day which is really good this was her second round as well as you recall we did take a long break and to be honest I do think that has helped our loses in this round, that’s just my opinion of course but I do think it has helped having that long break we took a 2 and a half month break between round 1 and round 2. She doesn’t exercise at all or anything but she’s really been having good losses still and she even said she does she eat more than 500 calories she’s not hungry anymore which is really exciting. But she says she does stick to the food with in the protocol in general but she knows that she’s eating more than 500. I think she has larger portions and stuff. It’s been working for her and she’s incorporated the coconut oil and her dressings for salad and that’s something that I’ve done as well. I’m really happy to hear that, it seems like this protocol is excellent and sometimes there’s small little tweaks that individuals may find that they are able to do without it really hindering their progress. That’s my update for today and I’ll check in with you guys again.
R2P2 vlcd 16-21 Stalling, Eating too much, my frustrations, ketosis discussion
July 7, 2011
A sad commentary on myself and how I was botching Round 2 on HCG Injections on a daily basis lol. I should call it “the careless round.” I actually am laughing at myself as I watch this vlog- so pathetic I was! Boy that was painful. I hate feeling out of control like that.
I read some little snippets here and there online saying that Aspartame can interfere or take people out of Ketosis. So I finally cut the Diet Coke and tried replacing it with a Diet Blue Sky soda that is sweetened with Erythritol and Stevia. But THEN I read some more and found others stating that it’s actually the citric acid in the soda’s causing the ketosis problems. But removing the sodas and other sweeteners has proved to very difficult for me- I tend to crave sweet things (read= candida problem huh!)
This protocol does not have to be this hard! For any newbies out there, I have had 3 successful rounds of this diet plan where it wasn’t complete torture and I maintained the weightloss….and then there was this round. So don’t take this vlog as the way the protocol is for most people most of the time.
Current weight 135.8.
No Sweetener Day- HCG R2P2 vlcd22
July 8, 2011
Hey guys! HCGChica! I’m checking in really quick to keep myself accountable today as you know today VLCD 22 is my goal to not have any sweeteners of any kind and to just be completely POP except to possibly some coconut oil in my salad dressing that doesn’t bother me that’s not something that’s a crutch for me so I’m okay with having that. Anyway so its 5pm and I’ve done well I’m drinking my water I’ve stuck to everything so far. I just have to do a few more hours until I get to bed around 10 or 11. It hasn’t been too bad I still have thoughts of wishing I could be done with this part of the round. Anyway I’m hoping it’ll will be a good thing I did have a couple of salads I had one earlier with my lunch, just lettuce and I had a turkey ground turkey patty that I chopped up and put in there with little coconut oil and half a lemon and little salt. That was very tasty I had strawberries as the fruit and then by this time I’ve had one apple and I’ve just had another simple lettuce salad with the coconut oil and some red wine vinegar and salt and I still have 1 protein left and probably a vegetable too because the lettuce that I’ve eaten, there’s hardly any calories at all on the lettuce that I ate. Yup I’m doing good I really hope I have good thing to report tomorrow I did have a point for gain this morning when I had loss .4 that day before that so I’m still basically right where I’ve been for 6 -7 days, it’s just brings back calling to me that I need to make an adjustment for this to work on eating just enough to not lose weight. I wish I was done losing weight I’d be doing great, but I’m not so I’ll check in soon.
Mini-load on HCG, 19 lbs in 34 days so far, HCG R2P2 VLCD35
July 21, 2011
-1.6 lbs after my “no sweetener day.” Leaving sweeteners out is always a good idea. IF you can handle it mentally. Believe me I understand that struggle. I wish it was easy to make the right choices when it comes to what goes in our mouths. If it was then this nation would not be so overweight though, so that’s how I know it ain’t easy!
Also I mentioned my mini-load I chose to do. I wouldn’t say this was strategic so much as it was I ran out of self-control. I gained 2 lbs from my 1 day mini-load, then the following vlcd day I did a protein type day to try to get back into ketosis faster- had an egg and a 4 oz. portion of steak. The following day I was down 2.4 lbs. Total loss so far, 19 lbs in 34 vlcd days on Round 2 of HCG Injections.
Hi guys, it’s HCGChica! I know you’re all thinking where have I been? I know it’s been over 2 weeks since I vlogged. I’m sorry about that. For any of you who were worried I did receive some messages from some of you. You are all so sweet. Actually it was just a computer technical issue that’s the only reason I haven’t vlog. Anyway though I left you off on VLCD 22 when I was gonna do no sweeteners that day and then I was gonna try to do that for a whole week and I did in fact do that and it was very successful. Sometimes it’s hard to say whether the change you made is what made the difference or if it was just coincidental and it was your time to lose weight because I had kinda been having 8 or 9 days being around the same weight which was around 135. After that first no sweetener day VLCD 23 I woke up to 1.6 pound loss, I really felt like all that effort that went into that first no sweetener day really paid off and also sticking to protocol cause I had been eating a little too much.
I was down 1.6 the following day I was down 1 pound the following day after that I was down 1.6 and that brought me to 131.6 on VLCD 25. Ever since then, today is actually VLCD 35, so in the last 10 days I pretty much vacillated between 131.6 and 130.4 again I’m basically having another 9 day pretty much stall where I’ve been down .2 then I had a 1.2 gain and then I was down .8 down 1.6 and then I was back up 1.8 and this past week end we had a really long, I was at something all day long for 3 days and had to get it really early which is not what I usually do so I already knew I wasn’t gonna lose weight on those days and I didn’t.
Today I am 130.6, I’m fine with the fact that I’m not losing a lot of weight right now cause I did have a nice drop 10 days ago, I loss like 4 basically I loss like 4 and a half pounds in 3 days and it’s just need to be on that border there of 130, almost into the 120 and I just wish that my body would hurry up and get in there just want to be 130 – 131 right now. I was mostly puff for a good week and a half but I must say the last 10 days there have been days where I wasn’t totally on protocol exactly. All this past weekend I was except for just having like 1 or 2 of those blue skies stevia soda’s because we had people over and that was kinda my little thing to get through the evening but other than that I was totally POP. Now what happen was is on Monday that was VLCD 33 I just was really taxed from the weekend and from having social things then having a lot of food around me and I totally stuck to the protocol but I was just so mentally taxed from that whole experienced that I did end up cheating on Monday. It was kind of purposeful in the sense that I didn’t cheat until I decided to in my head like I didn’t just randomly grab for anything. I was good the kind of the first half of the day and then at some point I just felt like I just couldn’t handle anymore and I did end up eating a bunch of stuff I decided to call it a mini load I kinda decided that in my head and I went ahead and just ate whatever I want in the rest of the day and it was kind of hard to eat a whole lot because you know when you’re on HCG you get full really fast but I ended up having like 2 large scoops of ice cream in my hand. I had a guacamole and chips, I tried to have a burger not with the bun but just with the patty but I got so full I couldn’t really eat much more than that and I have some cheese, I think, I have a few other things. I don’t know what the calorie count was but I had just whatever cause I was just so I’ve been, well as you guys all know I’ve been on the diet for over a month being totally mostly pretty strict and I just needed a break I just felt like I need a break, I’m just so sick of things so limited on what and how much I can eat anyway so I already knew that I would be up and I guess that I’d be up 2 pounds and that’s actually exactly what I was up, 2 pounds. So I was up 2 pounds yesterday, and then yesterday to start off getting back to ketosis quicker and everything like that I chose to do kind of like a protein day fast day, I just drink a lot of water had 1 egg for breakfast and then I just had a 4 ounce steak for dinner around 5 o’clock that’s all I ate all day and just drink a lot of water, I think like 5 litters. And then this morning I was down 2.4, I actually loss even more than I gain, but again I’ve been this weight like 6 days ago 130.6 and it’s not that I had cheated on the other days cause I didn’t. It’s just my body fighting it.
My body fat has gone down, my body fat right now is I have 35.5 pounds of body fat I started out with 46.5 pounds of body fat so I basically lost 11 pounds of body fat which is really awesome and I’ve lost a total of 19 pounds so far in this round and that Monday 35. That’s pretty good since I don’t have a whole lot more to lose and also because there have been days where I eat too much and that is why I didn’t lose on some days, that’s what I’m assuming. My ketones where trace this morning which means a little bit, I’m not sure what they’re gonna be tomorrow well I did pretty good as far as what I ate today, I did have a number of diet Zevia sodas. This round has been really tough for me to stick to, it’s like I’m almost mad at the diet, you know, a lot of days I’m just so upset that I have to not eat all the time. It just been tough but anyway I have made a great progress and I keep telling myself this is really worth it. It’s just that I get to a lower and lower weight where I am already at healthy normal weight right now. Like I could lose more and still be healthy, but I’m at a healthy weight I’ve had people telling me like you look perfect right there stop losing weight just be right there. Being at that as the case it makes it I don’t have quite the drive I guess you could say to lose more weight so that’s why this is getting more and more painful for me because it’s not like you know like I’m getting to be happy with my body so it’s hard to just keep pushing ahead cause I’m like is this worth it? I don’t wanna be a model I just wanna be healthy and happy because I’m really not, I’m just not that vain anymore where I feel like I need to be perfect. Although you know give me a couple months on P3 and I’m sure that I will be saying okay I’m ready to lose the very last 10 pounds I’m pretty sure. But just at this point my body has change a lot I’m like a comfortable size 6 at the moment I think in women’s wear not teenagers like I can’t get into a teenybopper clothes. I’m into my goal jeans like comfortably that turquoise pair of jeans I tried on in one of my previous vlogs and I was like showing you how my fat was spilling out over it. They fit completely comfortably now there is no fat hanging over it all. I’ll have to put them on for you guys and show you soon but. That’s really exciting, as painful a round as this has been I have made great progress to the point that I am you know I’m a normal person now! I look like a normal person. It’s just exciting that is really exciting like once again even though I had a successful P3 last time I am nervous about this P3 cause you know I weigh that much less now and I do eat a lot even though I eat fairly low carb. I don’t like to limit myself as far as eating healthy foods I feel like if it’s healthy then I should just eat what I want and exercise and I did that last P3 and that worked perfectly well for me I’m hoping it will work this time too. A little nerve wrecking. Anyway that’s my update and I’ll try to check in sooner now that I’ve got everything working properly again. I’ve got a few things to share with you soon as far as things that I’ve been drinking that are good. I wanna show you guys in future vlogs and that’s all I’m kinda just babbling now but thank you guys for all your concerns and I’ve been trying to catch up on watching some of you guys. I haven’t been watching as many vlogs lately I’ve just been doing some more gardening and just having other things on my mind but anyway, that’s it. All right I’ll check in again soon thanks a lot for watching
R2P2 VLCD36 Down 1 lb- 129.6!
July 22, 2011
Watch this vlog if you want to see a cute baby boy (mine).
Hi everybody! HCGChica here! Guess what? I broke through the 130 barrier this morning. I was 129.6. I’m so excited vacillated between 130 and 131 for like 9 days. I just wanted to let you guys know that 129.6 I was down a full pound and yesterday I pretty much stuck to my calories as far as the 500 goes but I did have several Zevia sodas like I think I might have had 4 of them but it seem to be fine because my ketones were still traced. I never really get like high ketones. I think the most I’ve gone up to is medium 1 day but usually they’re just small. I’m losing fat. I’m down to 35 pounds of fat so my body fat went down to 26.9% which is really cool. I just wanted to let you guys know that. Also I want to give you a quick update on my mom I forgot to do that lately. She’s doing well, her round she’s got a lot of things going on every weekend for like 3 weeks and she ended up doing what she wanted on the weekends and eating what she wanted and she would gain like 5 or 6 pounds every weekends but then she would get it off in like 2 days. Technically she’s only loss 2 pounds in net in like the last 3 weeks but gross she’s lost like 15 or 20. She’s happy with it cause she’s still, she started out I think at 230 she had maintained it 230 she gained like almost 6 pounds loading so she started out a late 235 or 236 and she’s at 212 as of yesterday. She’s still has had a good round and I think for her doing her round this way this time has made it doable for her so I think that’s what counts. She’s happy to have another chunk off and she’ll be ending her round soon as well. That’s it I just want to let you guys know that. And I know you guys will be happy to see my little munchkin today. Today is VLCD 36 I think so I’m getting close to being down I’m probably just gonna be on this another maybe 8 days or so that’s it! I’ll talk to you guys soon.
Salad tips and Zevia Soda Tips – HCG R2P2 VLCD37
July 23, 2011
This probably sounds crazy but cinnamon on a salad with coconut oil and cooked onions is super good! I don’t use coconut oil on p2 anymore so I’ll have to re-try this salad sans coconut oil. Chopped pickles in salad is super yummy too (not with the cinnamon though!).
Hey guys! HCGChica! I’m just checking in. Today is VLCD 36 or 37 I think it’s 37. I’m not sure. I was down .4 today so I’m 129.2 and that brings me to total of I think 20 pounds loss now in the 36 days so that’s really good. Excuse me I just had a Zevia soda. This is the cream flavor, it’s pretty good the cream soda, pretty good. I wanted to just share a real quick, a few salads that I’ve been making lately that are really, really good. One, this really p2 friendly, the first salad I have been making and it’s gonna sound totally crazy but you won’t know until you try it. When I did my no sweetener week I was just really desperate for something sweet so I ended up making a salad with the lettuce. I sautéed some onions, the onions were my vegetable. Lately I haven’t really been counting lettuce as vegetable cause it’s just the calories are so low and it hasn’t affected my losses that I’ve noticed, well maybe it has because I’ve had a lot of stalls. Anyway, I sautéed onions in coconut oil, I’ve put it on the lettuce and then I do a dash of red wine vinegar and then the key, this is gonna sound so weird but I actually sprinkle a hefty amount of cinnamon on the salad and just toss it really well and it’s delicious it’s really good that it gives it like this sweet taste it’s very satisfying to me anyway. Cinnamon on your salad with sautéed onions, give it a try. The other thing is I’ve been on sautéing radishes in coconut oil and then tossing that with the salad with the lettuce and a dash of salt. No vinegar on that one because the radishes already have kinda of a sharp taste. The coconut oil really complements it and then no vinegar on that salad, that’s really tasty too. The other salad I just made yesterday I ended up doing like an egg day yesterday I had 6 eggs and I did like a salad for 1 of them I made a salad of lettuce and then 2 hardboiled eggs that I just chopped up really small and then like 1 or 2 small, small pickles that are only like you know like those small baby dills, I chopped it up that small, again I melted some coconut oil, a dash of red wine vinegar and little salt and it was delicious it was so, so good. That’s a little bit more non-protocol so that would be something only if you wanted to experiment and I did that on my egg day yesterday. I haven’t been as strict this round with things. I’ve experimented more just because I wanted to experiment and see how things affected me and also just cause it’s kinda been the only way that I’ve gotten through this round at all is by keeping some more variance in the diet. That was great and I’m hoping that get to 128 point something tomorrow, we’ll see.
Today is just a regular VLCD day and that’s it. By the way I finally cause know for a long time I was drinking diet coke and I had tried the Zevia sodas and I thought they were disgusting. There are lots of flavors the Zevia sodas by the way. I went to a whole foods, a different whole foods and they had this tons of flavors so I decided to give them more tries also I’ve been off with diet coke for a couple few weeks now and so you know my perception of the taste I figured would be a little changed and I really do like a lot of them they don’t have any caffeine so it doesn’t give me that little boost but I’m happy with the taste I think I can honestly say that I can be off diet coke for good and have these instead. The cream flavor is really good and the root beer flavor is delicious and then I saw a grape flavor but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m gonna try to pick some of that up today. I’m gonna try that but there as just tons of flavors. There’s black cherry that one is pretty good and then they also have just a regular seltzer can that’s plain. So I have ordered some stevia flavors, I was thinking of trying to make my own little soda in one of those plain ones and I’ll let you know how that goes. Those are my little salad tips and those are the little soda tips and I’ll talk to you guys soon.
R2P2 VLCD37 – Cheated again!!!
July 23, 2011
Hey guys! HCGchica. I’m on here to come clean. I just blogged earlier today and I think I don’t know if I did too much and maybe I didn’t eat enough soon enough but I just started feeling really tired and craving and feeling like I needed to eat and I should have of course just eaten my next item like my vegetables or something, but that’s not what I did, I ended up cheating like I’ve cheated on Monday. I had ice cream and I had a bunch of raw sprouted pumpkin seeds that were so, so satisfying and delicious.
Anyway I don’t know why I did that. It was stupid. I was so stupid. I don’t really feel too terrible mentally I’ll probably be up a pound tomorrow maybe more maybe 1.5 I don’t know we’ll see. I didn’t eat as much today as I did, Monday, I don’t think, I don’t know, maybe I did I don’t know, I don’t know. All I know is I felt really full right now and I ate stuff I shouldn’t eat so don’t follow me. I hope I’m not influencing any of you if anything I should hopefully this is showing you guys not to do this, be better than me. I’m obviously going to be up tomorrow and so I’m probably going to have to do another type of correction day where I might just have 2 small portions of steak tomorrow and tons of water.
The other thing is that I think I might have an ulcer. I’ve never have one before but the last year on and off I noticed when I would like have too much of my diet coke and on an empty stomach without much food, that my stomach would really hurt and that’s happening again. I think I’ve been having too many of the Zevia sodas and those are very acidic still. So my stomach’s also not feeling good from that. So I think I may have to lay off those too for a bit. It would be better if I could anyway. I don’t know why I can’t seem to do things in moderation it’s so frustrating for me. That’s why I try to avoid things like ice cream and other junk food in general because I can never seem to eat them in moderation it’s like I don’t even just want one cup of ice cream that’s not even the appealing to me. Because I know what I want is just to have a bunch of it until I’m like really full. So that’s not a good thing.
I’ve been trying to redevelop my habits and actually when I was on p3 last time for 2 ½ months I only had ice cream like, I think twice, once at my anniversary party and then once right before round 2 so I did really good I don’t want to get into a bad pattern. I think cheating the first time and seeing how quickly I got it off made it seem like not a big deal so then it’s less scary to cheat which isn’t really a good thing. Sometimes knowledge isn’t power. And who knows I could always come off that easy and then also of course hearing about my mom’s experiences about getting off 5 or 6 pounds in 2 or 3 days doing that 3 times.
Sometimes it’s not good to know too much. Last time I was so afraid of everything you know I’m like “Doctor Simeons said if you use lotion you’re going to gain weight and that’s so scary so I just was really, really careful totally POP pretty much and totally afraid to do anything not quite right. Cause I’m so afraid waking up gaining 1 or 2 pounds. so now I’m like yeah I’m gonna be up a pound but hopefully I’ll get it off the next day or 2. I think I need to be done with this round. I’m so done with this round just I’m getting careless so I need to stop now before I get out of control but I have to get off this weight first.
I really just want to finish the round I want to just complete it I’m so close to being done it just feels good to feel like you did the whole thing. I don’t know why that is for me. I just want to feel like I did the entire thing and it’s really only a few more days. Anyway I just had to come clean I feel bad had to confess. Okay so hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I’m going to check in tomorrow and the other thing is I want to put together a little video showing clips of my first blogs I did because I look to them the other night and that what’s kind of motivated me at the time to finish my round. Because my face it looks so much different and I didn’t realize what a difference it is cause when I look at my face I look more normal but I still don’t feel like it’s extremely lean or something I just feel like I look normal but when I look at that other blog from when I loaded on my first round I looked like a totally different person and I remember thinking that I didn’t look half bad which is crazy. I remember looking at it and thinking “oh you know I don’t look too bad in this blog my hair looks good, my face doesn’t look too bad” and it looks really bad.
Anyway it’s actually very, very valuable having those past vlogs cause even pictures don’t always, you can totally see how you look in photos but when you see yourself real life it makes a lot more real about how you really looked especially when I can compare it to me now in the same lighting in the same area in the same vlog type thing anyway all right you guys, sorry for 2 blog s on 1 day I guess I’m catching up for the last 2 weeks so I will check in tomorrow and hopefully I’ll have better news after tomorrow when I hopefully do everything right and have a lost the next day. Bye.
Update after R2
Aug 12, 2011
Ended up losing 19.4 lbs in 38 vlcd days in Round 2 of HCG Injections.
Sadly after Round 2 I didn’t do P3 at all- the stabilization phase of the protocol is SO IMPORTANT. My mind and heart weren’t in the game at this point in my life, and all I can say is that I’m glad this over a year behind me me now.
Hey guys! HCGchica. I am here to check in. I’m sorry it has been so long. I just came to kind of basically let you know what has happened since the last time that I blogged. I ended up ending my round on VLCD 39 and my LDW was 129.6. I decided to end it then because I was just really having a rough time sticking to the protocol anymore and I was actually starting to feel depress and the thing was is I was feeling really happy at the weight I was at and I really wasn’t losing much more. So it just felt like why am I still torturing myself if I feel like I look great? That kind of was why I decided to end. On VLCD 29 I was actually 130.4 and then a whole 10 days later I was a 129.6 which is only another .8 lost. So as you can see towards the end my lost was so slow that maybe mentally that made it harder probably would have been easier to stick to the protocol the last half of the protocol if I was actually losing at even a normal rate but I wasn’t I kept having this 6,7,8,9 days stalls where I was pretty much the same weight even though I was sticking to protocol. It was just really tough on me. Granted I don’t have that much more to lose but I’m pretty sure I can safely say that I could definitely lose another 10 even 15 pounds. So it’s not like I was completely done. anyway that’s where I ended up was my LDW only July 24th was 129.6 that was 39 VLCD days that means I started at 149.2 after loading so I lost the total of 19.4 pounds which is pretty good actually still really good.
However I’ve already stated that this second round has been tough it’s been really hard mentally I actually started feeling even pretty depress the whole second half and I was just so tired that I couldn’t do any of the things I normally do and you know after a while it just really starts to mess with you mentally when you can’t be yourself, you just start feeling like, “Man am I just always like this? Am I always so tired that I can’t do anything but watch TV on the computer and I can’t even make dinner because I’m so exhausted?” And I just think that really made me feel depress to not feel myself and to not be active. And that’s kind of the 1 drawback on HCG for me personally is that I do get pretty tired. Those kind of things does make me think I probably should have ended my round sooner so that it could have stayed a better experience the second time. My first time was great aside from the tiredness I maintained well the first time and all that. But as it said since the second round was so tough and because I probably dragged it out a little longer than I should have. I should have probably gone with just the way my body was feeling and reacting. I kind of freaked out at the end, well first of all even while I was on VLCD towards the end I had a few major blunders and I kind of basically loaded a few days separated by like 4 -5 days, I ended up loading and I would gain 2 pounds and then I would lose it on the next day or so but that probably should have been a warning indicator that I was getting imbalanced in some way. basically what happen what happen was I was so sick of all the rules it was just something was getting to me that what has happened is that I have not done P3 properly. As soon as I got to my LDW I didn’t even do my 2 or 3 days I didn’t do my 72 hours of VLCD which I should have. Although I actually didn’t gain weight those days, I actually still lost like .2 the next couple days and then after that I gained just kinda gradually like .6 .6 .6 then I would try to eat good and then I ended up just totally falling off the wagon this was like last week august 1st and second I just ate way too much, way too many sugary foods. I gained 1.8 both of those days. Just all around I have just I’ve just been not in the right place mentally with eating. It’s not the fault of HCG. I’ve been in this place before and as you all know where just there’s times when we’re more in a better place and other times when we’re not and we have to try to figure how to get out of that. as it is right now I think as of like a couple days ago I was 133.6 which means I am 4 pounds over LDW which isn’t really too bad considering the way that I have been eating but I haven’t even done P3 at all which is so stupid because I’m the one who’s usually like do p3 that’s the most important part. I don’t know I just freak out I just snapped and just couldn’t do anymore rules. anyway the thing is I ate really bad again yesterday and today so I did not weigh myself this morning I just didn’t wanna know so I’m assuming I’m even maybe 5 or 6 pounds of over LDW right now.
So that is the state of affairs. I’m just being honest of what happened I have some really great after photos of my round which is at 129 which is really not that far away I mean I started at 172 I’ve still come a long way even with the gains I had this past week. However I’m just trying to figure out what to do at the moment to get myself back on track. I’m not happy at where I’m at. I’m not happy with the way I’m eating. I’m not happy with my current weight being higher, I really, really wanted to be where I was or less so I’m just a little frustrated with myself. I’m trying to decide what to do because I really, I just stopped HCG on the 24th of July so I’m guessing that’s about maybe 3 weeks ago? I just feel like I need a fresh start, I feel like I need a fresh start with p3 but I feel a little discontent with starting P3 at this current weight now. I’m pretty sure I probably maybe 6 pounds now over LDW and like the clothes that I was wearing I was so excited to fit or snug. I don’t know. I’m really tempted to do a short round soon just to get myself in balance again I don’t know if that makes sense or if you guys thinks that’s stupid maybe you can let me know. But my reasoning on this it not just about the weight it’s about the mental aspect. at the end of the second round I’ve been feeling good for so long and was feeling so happy with myself that I kind of started failing to appreciate the weight loss and being smaller and I was like, “I’m happy with how I look” and “why I’m doing this?” and “what’s most important is that you are getting good things out of life” and I lost my appreciation and that cost me to kind of not worry and to just eat whatever, and I don’t like that feeling and now that I’m in this new place where I’m kinda being reminded now by eating the way I used to eat I’m being reminded about how terrible it feels and I hope that’s really not what I want. That’s really not what I want out of life. And it was a good reminder. And I feel like now having that rude awakening is valuable and I feel like maybe I could just do this a short round, re-appreciating now how it is to be the smaller size and to have that freedom of movement and to feel in control, I just wanna feel in control. and I feel like that would help me to do that and then do my P3 properly like I was supposed to and just really value where I’m at. I think what happened was that I was just not valuing where I was at by the end of my second round as much as I should have not realizing how precious it was and I don’t know exactly why that happened but now I feel like I value it more because I’m not there and I realize I’m really not happy being here and I just really wanna get my eating under control and I know that this doesn’t fix it cause I’ve already done this twice and it’s not like it fixes it but I just like after my first round I really did stick to p3 and I was happy with it and I had my smoothies and I think there is a few things that kinda mess me up this time I was kind of thinking of the Paleo diet which is taking out all dairy, I already cannot have gluten. I had some gluten recently and I had intense bowel pain it hurts so bad I just could not have gluten. and then since I have an auto immune decease the Paleo diet suggest taking out nightshade nuts and of course the regular Paleo has no dairy and no grain. So that made it like where I can hardly eat anything and it was just tough. I just think that it was not the right time for me to do that. It’s just too strict. last time worked really well for me to do my smoothies with the Greek yogurt in there and the blueberries and I think I would do better if I just kinda stuck to doing p3 the way I did it last time and I think I was trying to do something different this time and ended up backfiring on me. So anyway I’m sorry this was really long but I’m just kinda sharing my story and do p3 right, p3 is so important I don’t know what I was thinking not doing it right I just kinda, I don’t know my brain left. So anyway I’m not like terribly out of the water. I was 133, I’m probably 135 – 136 today buy I would like a chance to make it right without having to wait another month. I’m supposed to go on a hiking trip in like 5 or 6 weeks and I just don’t feel happy where I’m at right now like not in control and not fitting this clothes. but I don’t know if it’s stupid to do another round or not I just like I would have appreciated it more if I did.so anyway that’s just my input. let me know what you guys think and I’m trying to catch up with on you guys I’ve kinda been away from the YouTube for a while so . Alright talk to you guys soon.
HCG In Between Rounds
August 13, 2011
Hey guys! HCGchica again. I just wanted to check in and give a few shout outs real quick. Wisconsindieter I wanted to thank you so much for all of your personal interest whenever I disappeared during my round and after I would get occasional personal messages from her asking how I was doing and just worrying about me so thank you so much that’s so sweet. Your always on top of things like that which is really, really kind.
MsHcGGirl and stephsuniverse I’m sorry I did not get your channel comments. I don’t think I get a notification when there’s comments made on my channel so it’s only if I happen to look at it will I see if it’s there. And in truth I really actually haven’t been on YouTube for a probably, since before I ended my round like 3 and a half weeks ago. I’m just kinda taking a break so I just kinda didn’t see anything. However stephsuniverse I did see your blog in my queue something about T3 and thyroid stuff and I remember thinking to myself, OK when I comeback and watch that but I just didn’t have time at the moment so it’s been sitting in my queue and I know I was going to watch it. It’s just a matter of when and then I did, so I’m sorry I didn’t see it sooner. I’m actually going to make another blog in a few minutes discussing more thyroid stuff for the benefit of stephsuniverse and just for others who have thyroid issues or might just some other things that I’ve kinda, come across. stumbled across or in my research, just to add more accurate information. Because I didn’t realize people were watching my previous blogs to get information. Because some of it is just like my observations at the time but now looking back I feel like I have a clear picture so I’ll do another blog about that.
Anyway, I just want to give you my current statistics, as I said I was pretty sure I was gonna be up even more from my pretty bad cheat days the last couple days and I was, I’m 136.2 so that means I’m exactly about 7 pounds over LDW. Not a great place to be. However I thank you guys all for your input regarding doing any round right away or not. and I also mentioned it to my husband which I already knew what he was gonna say, I knew if I was gonna try to do a round I probably shouldn’t even tell him which is so silly because I tell him everything it’s like almost impossible for me to not tell him something. I’m just like, last night itching to wish I could tell him, I know what he’s gonna say that I shouldn’t do it right now. Anyway I will wait I’m gonna use my head and wait. I’ll probably start it after I get back from my trips so that’s in a little over 5 weeks. It’s really not that long I just need to be happy at where I’m at I mean I’m still a full 10 pounds less than I was last at the end of last round or what I maintained at. I’m still 10 pounds less than that I just, could have been another 7. Who knows maybe like you said maybe a little bit will come off from eating clean? to be honest I actually already have eaten clean a number of days like off and on and I would lose a little but I didn’t really lose much fat and that I did the Paleo like super strict Paleo for 6 days and I think I lost like 2 and a half pounds or something but not even all of that was fat so I don’t know, I think I’m not too gung-ho at how about losing weight off of HCG I just don’t think- unless you catch it right away like if you gain 2 pounds and then that day did the correction day I think you could probably lose the fat from that but once it gets to be after a little while which it kinda has been I don’t really think it’s just, its yeah, I just don’t think it’s, and the thing is for me I just cannot eat all day and then eat a steak like that I just get sick, I feel terrible if I don’t eat. I’ve tried doing stuff like that before as far as the yogurt day goes I love the Idea but the truth is dairy is just not sitting well with me right now and I’m kind of trying to force my body to go ahead and accept it cause that’s kind of I already cannot have gluten. I’m very aware that I cannot have gluten and I’ll to about that my next blog. To cut gluten and dairy out is just too much for me right now. I am having dairy but I just can’t have too much. Or I get really stuffed up and I just don’t feel that great.
I’m not sure about the correction days like I said I’ve done that I also did this thing where I was juicing I was in my Vitamix I blended up a bunch of raw vegetables with a little stevia and a piece of fruit and it was so good I loved it but it turns out, I’m also gonna talk about this on my next blog, that raw brassica has goitrogens in it which actually they inhibit thyroid hormones synthesis. So I actually felt really terrible from having the raw juice. I loved it. I thought it tasted great and there was a bunch of raw kale in it and I felt awful. There’s just all this things this time after the end of the round that just threw me off. I was trying so hard to be healthy and then it backfired and then it just kind of mess me up mentally.
I’m actually feeling good yesterday and today so I think I’m just gonna go forward. Probably just stay where I’m at and just eat healthy, eat right. I think I like the idea of just sticking in P3 right now just doing that but not worrying about the amounts and just see if I can level up where I’m at or whatever. And then I’ll just start my new round in 5 weeks from there. So I think that’s what I’m gonna do. So anyway thank you guys all so much for your loving concern and interest. I do appreciate all of your input. I think like you said my head definitely needs to be in the game for the round and I kinda feel like I could actually do that right now but I thought that last time and then I ended up having a really hard time. I think it is good right now to just work on getting strong. I’ve been actually doing lot in the garden. I have a bunch of wheel barrowing and shoveling to do cause I built one more garden bed that I’ve gotta fill up now so I’ll just work on that and like I said I’m going to a hiking trip. I really need to prepare for that so I was hoping to just be thinner and then go hiking but the ideal thing of course is to just practice hiking now so I’ll probably do that. I don’t know if you can see this but I’m actually getting some pretty good definition in my muscles and it’s not that I’ve actually worked out more like since the round or during or anything it’s just that my muscle and my arms are fairly strong from all that I do both carrying my 30 pound son and doing all this yard work. I was pick axing the other day. I don’t know I just do a lot of stuff like that and since I lost so much fat on this last HCG round I’m like totally having my muscles pop out a little bit so that’s kinda cool. Anyway that’s it. I’m going to have thyroid blog next that I will share with you guys. Talk to you soon.
Plans for R3, why after R2 has “failed” for me, p3 importance
September 21, 2011
Hey guys! HCGchica. Haven’t checked in in a long time so I’m just here to give you an update. Let you know my future plans. Let you know what’s happened the last 8 or 9 weeks. I finished my second round at 129 pounds. I started my first round at 172 pounds and my first round went extremely well I stabilize properly and I maintained well. My second round I had a rough time I did not feel well. I felt really depressed especially like the whole second half I ended up cheating a good amount and I just all around at the end of it. I didn’t do the stabilization phase at all I just really wasn’t feeling well. So that just made it hard to do the right thing so I end up just kinda eating whatever.
As a result I have gradually put back almost all of what I lost on the second round. I’m between 140 and 142 right now. So I gained back about 11 to 12 pounds. In just the last, I think it’s about 9 weeks now. Anyway that’s just what happened and you know my health has not been well the last couple months and I haven’t really know what’s wrong. I research constantly and constantly trying new protocols and my most recent thing that I’ve tried that was supposed to help my Hashimoto’s and there’s a whole book on it that does help some people actually made me feel a lot worse and I read some more research base on why I am like worse on this when it’s supposed to help me and I did find some reasons and so now I have something new to try that I started today and I feel a lot better actually today. So we’ll see if that continues, I never based how I feel after trying something new the first day. I don’t make any judgments that quickly because I definitely think there’s a placebo effect to when you try something new and just your endorphins you’re going cause you’re excited and hopeful. So we’ll see if I keep feeling good.
But anyway just a combination of my health not being well and being really depress about that just kinda led me to overeat especially sugary things and I just kinda feel like got re-addicted to sugar so I’ve just been completely out of control on that front and I just have not had the mental where with all and joy in my life to do the right thing about that. That’s just the state of affairs but you know I’m still, started at 172 and I’m 142 so I’m still 30 pounds less than I was in February. I do plan on starting a third round sometime on October that I plan on doing right this time specially if I can find a way to feel better which I’m taking some high dose of Methyl B12 and I’m going to be taking the stuff called methylfolate another form of B vitamins like really high doses. I think I’m gonna feel better from that and that might help me on this next round too because I actually never did do any of the taking of the vitamins and stuff when I was on the other 2 rounds I just didn’t end up doing that. For some reason I couldn’t wrap my mind around which ones to take and how much and timing it with my food. I don’t know. But this time I will definitely do that. I’m going to do it right this time. I’m not exactly sure when on October cause I do need to make sure that I’m feeling better. I definitely can’t start this protocol when I’m feeling really weak cause it’s tough on your body. Anyway, that is the results, cause I’m definitely not happy where I’m at. I want to get back down and maintain it and just do better. Sometimes our bodies and our minds don’t always cooperate with what we want to do.
Anyway, that’s the case for me and I just wanted to let you all know how I’m doing. I haven’t really been watching any of your blogs you know I’m just kind of been living my life lately or not living it and feeling crappy but I’ve watched a few of you and it’s great to see how well you are all doing. I’m thinking of particularly somebody and I just forgot her name but you know who you are with your short black hair. You’re doing great. I’m so impressed of you. I’m actually kind of inspired to possibly try homeopathic this time. I’ve done Rx the last 2 rounds they’ve done well for me never been hungry but I really do believe in homeopathic. I’ve had actually my sons eczema has been essentially cured from a homeopathic remedy that’s kind of a professional help to me to discover the right remedy for him and literally it’s like, overnight almost cured, so I really believed in it. I may try that. I don’t know just because of the fact that my body have a lot of autoimmune conditions and so my body doesn’t seem to like, well not only does it not like me, my body doesn’t like me and my body doesn’t like foreign substances either. It likes to create antibodies to everything. So I was kind of thinking, maybe if I could take something that would cause my body to make its own HCG I don’t know. Maybe I would do better, I don’t know, so anyway it’s a thought. So that’s it for me.
You know, wow, I have a lot of subscribers I just look I think there’s supposed to be like 351 I don’t know how many of those are still active but it seems like lately a lot more people are subscribing so probably just HCG is continuing to explode and be heard about by more and more people and for all of those who are new out there this is a good example that this protocol works and is amazing but you have to be ready for it, you have to be feeling good so that you can do it right. Cause I did it right once and I did it wrong once. So it’s just a good lesson you know and sometimes you’re going to screw up and that happens. Just try again but make sure you’re ready. I’m hoping that I’ll be ready time and I’m taking the proper supplements to help me feel alright and P3 is essential. I know that that is the reason that I maintained my weight so easily. I took a long break between round 1 and 2. I took a full 9 week break by choice and I maintained that whole time and I ate a lot, I ate a lot. Since I was very strict about P3 doing no starch and no sugar keeping my weight within that 2 pounds it was like my weight did not wanna budge from there. It was fantastic and seeing comparison a second time. I didn’t do P3 at all. I didn’t do that period of no starch no sugar and keeping my weight within a certain frame of 2 pounds. I didn’t bother with that and as a result I’ve really seen how easily my weight just goes up, it’s just, there’s no set point for it. Definitely that is a key in the protocol is P3. So that’s all and I will be probably be checking in with you guys again in October sometime when I’m more sure of what I’m doing. I actually have a few friends doing HCG right now that I’ve been just helping out giving tips and stuff cause I’ve researched this protocol so much that I feel like I know a lot about it even if I don’t always put it into practice myself and then my sister in law might actually do next round with me so we’ll see. Anyway thanks a lot for watching and thanks to all the subscribers that I can’t believe there’s that many people. I know you’re not all watching me all the time but hopefully some of the other things I’ve said in other blogs have been helpful to some of you. Alright, talk to you later.
Isocort/Small Dose Cortisol on P2?, things to address for R3
September 28, 2011
I started out Round 3 of HCG Injections with an adrenal fatigue problem. After mulling things over in my head for quite some time, I came up with my own plan of action to try out. Whenever my adrenals are not doing well, I take Isocort, and over the counter plant-derived natural cortisol that patches me up pretty quickly- each little tablet has only about 2.5mg of cortisol- it replaces what my adrenals are too taxed to make and lets my adrenals rest and I have a lot more energy while taking the Isocort, so it’s the best of both worlds. I was hesitant to take the Isocort/Cortisol while on the protocol because I feared it would interfere with my fat losses. Some of you may know that elevated levels of cortisol cause your body to store fat, especially around the middle, and even though I didn’t think taking the Isocort would cause elevated levels of cortisol in my body, we all know the hormone makes our bodies hyper-sensitive to some substances and I just wasn’t sure about it. The weight loss protocol is strict enough and difficult enough that I didn’t want to take too many chances of hurting my fat loss. However, that all said, I knew the only the way I could even attempt this 3rd round was to continue supporting my adrenals- so as an experiment I went ahead and took the cortisol while on the protocol- and guess what?? As you’ll see in future vlogs, it worked just fine! I lost a ton of fat on round 3, and had the best energy I’ve had of any round as well. I’m so glad this experiment worked out successfully.
Hey guys! HCGChica. Right now I wanna talk about my expectations for this round and also things to address. For round 3, one of my biggest things that I want to address is getting over my re-addiction to sugar in the last several weeks that is definitely what happened. I really been re-addicted to sugar and it’s a real thing. For anyone out there who doesn’t know what that’s about, it’s a real thing, it’s just like any other addiction so it’s a tough thing to beat. And the nice thing about this weight loss protocol is it is helpful in a way because you are eating so minimally first of all and secondly you are having almost daily rewards for doing the right thing and I think that helps you to keep going whereas trying to get over something like this like having no sugar for a period of weeks till your cravings goes away. I’ve tried it, it can be really, really hard when you’re not seeing any real benefit right away or you’re not seeing any results right away from doing that. That’s the thing that I hope to do with round 3 it’s actually 1 of the most important things to me about this round. The other thing is I need to find a better source of caffeine for round 3 my first round I had diet coke and I’ve been on and off with diet coke a number of times. Yes I know it’s terrible for you. You don’t need to tell me anything about that cause I already know. But the thing about diet coke is I love it because it gives me the perfect amount of energy throughout the day. I feel really good when I drink it because it’s low calorie I actually like the taste better and it just gives me this perfect energy level. Whenever I would have a little coffee it makes me really jittery for about 1 hour so it’s kinda like this weird nervous energy that doesn’t even feel great but I guess its energy and after that I just feel like totally exhausted. It is not a good form of caffeine foe me.
I just would like to find something that I can either have not sweetened or sweetened with stevia because I will not be using any other sweeteners that would give me that kind of energy that just feel like a little more even, a little more balance, I don’t know why the diet coke does that. It does have (…..) in it which I know is a stimulant and I know aspartame is a stimulant and of course the caffeine maybe it’s the special combo on the diet coke that feels so good to me but I do need to figure out something because I tend to be really tired on p2 and I’d like to figure something out to give me a little boost. Green tea is a possibility, however with my immune condition green tea is actually counter indicated so I think it could possibly make me feel worst but I’m not for sure about that but anyway if anyone else has some other suggestions that would actually give me some energy that I could have on P2 I’d love to hear them. The other thing is I will be using the ketone sticks and the body fat monitor every day. I did the body fat monitor last round every day but I didn’t do the ketone sticks everyday so this time I will be doing that additionally I will be taking supplements so I think most of you out there already do that and it’s something that I know I should have probably done but at the time I don’t know if I was just too tired or what I couldn’t even wrap my mind around which ones I should get and I was just so tired and I was still losing weight really well so I just didn’t do it.
This time I will be taking supplements I plan on taking vitamin B, C, calcium, magnesium and of course my regular thyroid meds so anyway if any of you guys have any really important supplements that you have found like to be essential to you for some specific reason on the protocol I’d love to hear it. I personally have to be really careful about what I take; lately my body has gotten extremely sensitive. For instance I took a sublingual b12 the other day and I totally crashed after having that, same with glutathione there’s just certain supplements that for most people they won’t even notice if they felt the difference right away, where they would feel better and for me I feel worst whether it’s a detox or not I don’t know but it’s still hard to manage on a daily basis.
The last thing is Doctor Simeons specifically said in his protocol to not take any type of cortisone or cortisol medications. Cortisol as you know high cortisol does make you retain fat in your belly makes you retain water as well and it prevents you from losing weight and causes you to gain weight. With that in mind the thing is I do think I have an adrenal fatigue problem I have had one in the past and lately I think it’s been a lot worse and I think that’s why I’ve been feeling so bad so I did start recently taking something called Isocort. Basically it’s a natural source of cortisol I think it’s from pigs and in each tablet it has 2.5 milligrams of cortisol which is a very, very tiny amount. What I’ve been doing is just taking 1 every 2 or 3 hours about 4 times a day, and I do feel quite a bit better as you can see. I’m much more energetic. I am feeling much better. What it is doing is that it’s getting my adrenals a rest by supplying the cortisol for me so my body doesn’t have to make it. So my problem is that I’m having too low cortisol right now. My point is that I would like to be able to continue taking that on the protocol and I don’t know how it’s going to interact. It is a very, very tiny dose. The things that Doctor Simeons was talking about were really large doses of cortisol and much higher than that so I don’t know that this would react badly in the same way however it is still cortisol and we know with the protocol that everything is amplified.
If anyone else like you guys or anyone you know has taken Isocort or a national cortisol at low dose form like that while taking the hormone I’d love to hear from you because I think I’m gonna need it to feel like a normal person. I think that’s what went wrong last round I really felt so bad. I was really not functional and I probably had too low cortisol to lose weight my body is probably so stress that it wasn’t losing weight well I really didn’t lose weight well either last round.
That’s my thoughts on that and I’m just really trying to be prepared ahead of time I went and buy a number of frozen seafood items like tilapia and shrimp today from Whole Foods just trying to get myself prepared. I think preparation is one of the most important things to being successful. a number of people seem to feel fairly good while on P2 but a number of us do feel more tired and I mean you’re going through a lot getting your energy from your fat instead of food is more taxing on your body, been there of course it’s a good thing you’re losing weight fast, but it is definitely a lot more for your body to do than normal so it makes sense that it takes more energy and you might feel a little more tired so that being the case though if you have all the stuff to do its just more likely that you’ll be set up for failure because you’ll be tired and then you’ll just reach for a cottage cheese instead of a really quality protein. That’s all I wanna share for the moment and ill check in soon I shall be on the VLCD pretty soon talk to you soon.
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