Week 1? Awesome. The homeopathic HCG has been working and I couldn’t have been happier with my losses. Week 2? Not so much. I lost a few pounds in the beginning of the week, then towards the end I not only stopped losing, but I gained a pound.
I had failed. I was sunk. I beat myself up over and over and constantly went back over my trackings to see where I had gone wrong. Nothing made sense. I never once cheated. I did everything right. I just didn’t understand. What did I do wrong?? I was a wreck.
Turns out I did nothing wrong. Even though I had read the information, putting two and two together that all this was because I was on my period didn’t even come to mind. When doing the HCG injections, when you start your period you stop taking the injections until your period is over. I guess because of doing the homeopathic method, I didn’t think to stop taking the drops. The other riff to it all is that I’m on Mirena, so usually as a norm if/when I have a period I barely notice it.
Lesson learned? Pay attention to your menstrual cycle. You don’t want to be like me and completely go into a freakout tailspin like I did when you gain 1 or 2 pounds. And I know it sounds ridiculous to go into a minor depression over just a pound or two, but when you feel like you’re sacrificing so much, doing everything by the book, seeing great results and then all of a sudden not only crash to a hault but go the other direction, frustration is an understatement.
Again keep in mind that at the time I didn’t realize it was my period causing the interruption, so I decided that maybe the homeopathic version had just done all it could do and I quit taking it. I found a local weight loss clinic who offered the HCG injections and diet program, signed up, and started over.
**post originally written on April 20th.