HCG – Round 1 VLCD 14
Hi guys! It’s HCGchica again. Today is VLCD 14 and I think I last check-in on day 11 so on Day 12 I was down .8 pounds and in day 13 which is yesterday I had a zero, big fat zero. That’s ok because, that’s my second zero so far which isn’t too bad and I think I hear my son coming in here. Hi handsome. And then this morning I was down .8 so, I was happy about that. Overall my weight loss is still really good I’ve lost a total of 12 pounds now in 13 days, so that’s really good.
Today I made a strawberry smoothie. I took my strawberries from the farmers market, I weighed them and then I froze them and then this afternoon I pulled them out and I put them in the blender with some water and a little stevia and blender it up. It was pretty good I mean it’s not the most amazing thing in the world but it was something different and it was cold anyway you know it was fun to do something different and it seem like you made quite a bit actually once you mix it up with the water, it seems kind of substantial so that was pretty satisfying. I did notice that I think in general I’m not hungry but like today I was hungry and I realize that some days I’m just a little too active. I did a good amount of walking yesterday and I got really exhausted and I think maybe that’s why today I’m more hungry so I’ve just been trying to keep things low key. I can kind of do that. I’m a stay-at-home mom so my son does keep me pretty busy as you can see he’s energetic but I can still keep thing pretty low key and don’t have really stressful job or anything so for me that has been important. I have noticed on this diet that my Hashimoto’s symptoms have definitely gotten worse. I know it’s just a temporary thing, hopefully, that will just be happening on this protocol. But I’ve been feeling fairly good before I started this with you know, I told you I have a really good thyroid medication I take now called Cytomel. But definitely since I’ve started the protocol, I tire a lot more easily and I have a lot of the same symptoms that I used to have. Where I just really had to be careful how much I did or I will just fall apart which has happened twice now and I realize what it was so that probably won’t happen for most of you out there. But for anyone who does have Hashimoto’s, I have heard that a lot of people have had their things like that just disappear while on the protocol and they felt way better. But it looks like for me the opposite is true. It doesn’t matter, it’s still worth it, in the long run this is helping me make a life change that I need to make. I was getting into some really bad eating habits. I used to be really healthy, this is gonna be kind of a reflective blog today just telling you a little bit about myself I guess, that’s what I feel like.
In high school I was extremely healthy, I’m 5’1 so I was very fat, I was 102 pounds in high school but I was also very fit. I did bike riding and hiking with my dad all the time. I basically lived on lunch meat and carrots. I never ate any sugar at all. If I did I felt really guilty. It wasn’t necessary, I wouldn’t say it was necessarily a balance way to live but I was just very strict with myself and I was able to do that then. Cause I was younger and you know I just didn’t have responsibilities that I have now. Like a baby and a husband and you know, you need to cook food for people then you go to people’s houses you can’t be rude and just not eat anything. I’ve been at a place where I was you know like probably peaked fitness level.
It’s been hard for me in the last few years to gain weight. The reason it started was because when my Hashimoto’s kinda started coming on. I didn’t know what it was for a probably good 4 years. I was just kinda calling it chronic fatigue syndrome because that’s kinda all that seem like my symptoms were. I was just extremely tired all the time. If I did exercise and got to the point where any exercise would actually make me feel terrible after. The more I put in to the exercise like if I went for a long hike I would feel that much worse for that much longer. Just like extremely depress and just terrible for like 2 or 3 days and before it would lift. And I finally figured out that pattern thankfully so I stop doing that so I could at least function day to day without feeling awful. But that’s what had happen like I could no longer exercise and a lot of the things that I love to do in life were related to that, like hiking or backpacking. Those are things that my husband and I have always loved to do and I could no longer do that. So it was a hard time for me because I could no longer do the things I love to do and I couldn’t do anything active and eating kinda became one of the few things that was enjoyable that didn’t make me feel terrible. Combination of inactivity and eating more is something that actually gave me pleasure, kinda led to me getting weight.
I was really happy to find this protocol because I kinda have gotten to the point where I felt like it was kinda hopeless. I just felt like I didn’t have the self-discipline and the time or energy to put into a long-term weight loss thing. Like spending a whole year doing really hard things just to lose 10 or 20 pounds. I just feel like I didn’t have it in me. Cause I have so many other things to take care with my life. So I was very happy to find this and so far things are going really well. Anyway that’s kinda the low down on me. In general days aren’t too bad. There is you know, certain days, last Sunday was a really hard day for me but like I said I was too active on Sunday and then yesterday I probably did a little too much again and today is Sunday again and I having a few more cravings than normal but I’m managing to get by. I haven’t actually cheated or anything except for like when I had the one extra apple that day. I don’t know if that would really be considered cheating since I didn’t have my vegetable that day either. The one thing I have done once before which was last Sunday and then I am doing today is, watch out guys. I’m drinking a diet coke. I know that’s not a good idea but, you know there’s just certain days where you feel like you need a little something to get you by for that day and you know that the next day you’ll feel better. So I’m allowing myself this once a week indulgence. I love diet coke; it’s something I tried to get off many times. I’ve been off of it for over a year at different points. I just love how it tastes. I know that sounds crazy but I do. So I’m trying to just be really good but when I really have a hard day.
That’s kinda my one thing that I do there’s no calories so, anyway I guess this blog is getting kinda long but anyway let’s see. I guess I should update you on my husband and my mom. My husband is down, he started at 207 and now he’s 190.2. So I think that is, that’s like around 17 pounds or something crazy like that. Like I said so unfair, he should give me those extra 5 pounds, I’m telling you. And then my mom she’s lost 15 pounds now, she was down 2 pounds this morning. Both her and I have had two zero days so far in 14 days.
It’s a little easier now that I’m actually getting thinner and I actually feel a little thinner. It’s a little easier to deal with those days because I’m “Oh, that’s okay” cause I’m already feeling a little bit of a high look so I could handle day like that. The beginning was a little rough cause I didn’t feel like I look too much different and you know so just a little hard. Anyway I’m getting close to my 10 minute mark so I’m gonna be gone. Sorry this was so long but, I don’t know some of you guys out there have had some similar experiences as me with history, with weight, with food and thyroid stuff who knows. If any of you have any questions about thyroid thing. I have done a lot of research on it. I’ll probably do another blog specifically on that another time. But a lot of people don’t know about the thing that I take and I think it’s been a lot more helpful than what most people are on. Alright talk to you later.
My Hashimoto’s thyroid symptoms do feel a bit exacerbated on the weight loss protocol. What this means is that I have to keep things in my life while on HCG really low key. I view it as a special block of time in my life that I allocate out to losing fat and working towards my long term health. Much is and has been accomplished in a short span of time with HCG Injections, but it does require almost your full attention mentally and emotionally in order to do it successfully. But for me, it’s worth doing that for 3 or 6 weeks in order to live a normal, happy, healthy life in the ensuing months (and years) afterward.
In this vlog I also give you a little of my background pre-HCG. Why I started gaining weight in the first place, how I called my mystery illness “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (CFS) because those were the only set of symptoms my body seemed to match in my research (there is much new information out pointing to hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s as the root cause of CFS- start googling people- I have no references! This a blog, not a research paper remember?) :)-
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