Friday, June 7, 2013

Round 4 HCG Diet

In January prior to find out I had cancer I was planning to do another round of the HCG Diet to lose the last 20 pounds to make it to the 100 pound lost mark. Well this pesky little thing called cancer happened and every plan I had for 2013 was thrown out the window. I have been struggling since surgery to regulate my thyroid. It has been a HUGE challenge. I became hyperthyroid. Oh boy was that a trip! Every side effect there is I had EXCEPT losing weight. I was one of the rare ones to gain weight. On one of the websites I was reading symptoms about it said in rare occasions people will gain weight. Well yep I am a rare one!

I have been battling to try to keep my weight under control. There have been plenty of days I have been in tears trying to find an outfit. Usually it is Sunday mornings I am in the closet crying because my skirts are getting too tight. Clothes are flying out of the closet, screaming, numerous outfits tried on and Art is rushing me along because we are running late for church which just adds more fuel to the fire.

I decided around Memorial Weekend that was IT I was going to do a round of the HCG diet because I HAVE to get some of this weight off. I REFUSE to buy new clothes. I have a HUGE closet FULL. Well I bought all the food I needed and set my mind to do the HCG diet again. I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to hear negativity. Art wasn't so sure I should do it because my body is still healing. I understood his concerns and assured him I wouldn't take any health risks.

I started the Tuesday after Memorial Day. When I arrived at work with my boiled chicken and salad I was reminded we were having pizza. UGH! Well I decided not to put it off because I don't have time to waste here people. Normally the first few days are AWFUL! I am starving, screaming and ready to eat every.single.thing that is near me. Well the first 3 days I was barely even hungry. I would get cranky when it was nearing my meal time. The first week I lost 7 pounds. I need to lose another 6 pounds to be back to where I was prior to surgery. It is very frustrating to me that I have to take off weight I have already lost.

I remembered some things about the previous 3 rounds. I had major stomach issues the 3 previous rounds. I usually made my food pretty spicy while on the HCG diet. This round I am not having any stomach issues. Spicy foods are known to increase the calcitonin levels in your body. I think 2 years ago my body was trying to tell me something was wrong with my body. I thought it was the way I was eating and HCG drops. Now I think it was because my calcitonin levels were rising.

My goal is to go 23-25 days on the diet this round. I want to do phase 2 until June 22 and start phase 3 June 23. Art will be gone a few days in June, so my goal is to return to normal eating around the time he returns. See how thoughtful I am of my husband! It is bad enough he has put up with my thyroid issues and now a dieting wife. I am not sure what is worse a wife on a diet or a wife pmsing. lol

My eating schedule this round has been a lot different then round 1-3.
  • Take my drops as I am running out the door to work
  • I drink a cup of coffee for breakfast and 50 ounces of water by 11am
  • I don't eat any food until lunch time around 12:00-12:30
  • Lunch is usually a large salad - chicken breast, 4 cups of salad, 1 tomato and a little onion with apple cider vinegar mustard dressing I mix up the night before
  • Snack happens around 530 when I eat my 2 melba toasts and a piece of fruit while I prepare dinner
  • Dinner is usually beef or fish. I try not to eat anymore chicken for dinner because boiled chicken is VERY boring. I also like to eat one hot meal and one cold meal each day. I have been eating a lot of zucchini and kale. Shrimp is really good cooked in liquid aminos.
  • After dinner I eat my last piece of fruit
  • Right before bed I take my last set of drops. I am only taking drops twice a day. I take 15 drops each time. It just doesn't work well for me to take them 3 times a day. This round I have had very good success, so I don't see a problem with how I have altered things
I am very pleased with how things are going this round. I had one day that set me back for whatever reason. One of my friends reminded me this is a marathon not a sprint! That statement REALLY helped get me through my bad day.

My goal for 2013 is just to cross off the weight journey off my resolution list. I won't be able to cross the 100 miles or finish school and that is ok with me. Once in awhile things happen in life and your priorities change.


Krystal Regueiro said...

You are amazing and beautiful no matter what. Keep up the hard work, and keep your head strong against the bad food around ya. You got this! Love you!!!

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