I shared a few posts about my experience with losing weight through both the homeopathic HCG and the HCG injections. But looking back the posts were left open ended. I’d like to wrap it up and give you my concluding thoughts on it all.
Doing the HCG injections was easy. The needle were thin so I had no problem giving myself the daily injection, and usually did so first thing in the morning. I stuck to the diet STRICTLY, and was losing on average a pound to two pounds a day. Not bad!! Then it all started to slow down. Why? I started my period. Ok fine. So I halted on the injections for a few days and when I was no longer surfing the crimson wave I started back up again. This time, however, the weight loss was averaging, if I was lucky, a quarter to a half a pound a day. WTF!! Well, occasionally it happen that peoples body’s adjust. Why? Who knows. I’m wondering if it’s because I’ve been pregnant twice, and one of those pregnancies was with twins so my body has had experience with high levels of the hormone. Whatever the reason I was not getting the results I was after on a daily basis so I stopped doing the HCG diet. At my stopping point, however, I was at a 31lbs loss so none of my efforts or time or sacrifices were a waste.
If I were to tell you there were any cons to this diet, the sudden and unexpected halt would be one of them. The other would be the aftermath of the HCG as it was leaving my system. You know that postpartum hair fallout? Yes, I got the pleasure of experiencing that again. It probably started about three weeks ago and is just now starting to slow down. It’s insane the amount of hair I lose every time I take a shower. I’m not saying this would happen to every person who does the HCG diet, but it is definitely a possibility. I loss mass amounts of hair after both of my pregnancies, which make me believe that if any person did postpartum that their bodies would react the same post-HCG.
Was it all worth it? Yes. Hair loss and sacrifices and super strict eating and injecting HCG in my ass cheeks daily gave me the jump, or rather leap, I needed. 31 pounds are gone, and haven’t even made the attempt to get reacquainted with my body again. I feel lighter and it’s made getting back into the habit of exercising easier. I confess that I haven’t stuck with a solid routine in a few weeks now, but I’m working at it and feel so much better after even just one day. Before, after a workout, I’d feel completely exhausted and shittier about myself than before I started. How is that any kind of motivation to make me want to go through that kind of torture all over again? It was both mentally and physically brutal. But? No more. I actually do enjoy (when I do it) working out.
Now? I’m 161lbs. No, definitely not a number I”m proud of but I’m proud that it’s a 30lbs difference from where I started. Most of the people who see me now can’t believe how great I look and are completely dismayed when I tell them my original starting weight.
“You were WHAT?? How is that possible? You really held you’re weight well, I never would have guessed”
“You LOOK AMAZING!!”
“You look fabulous. You’ve inspired me to get back on the horse and shed some of these pounds.”
That part? The verbal boost to my skinny-wanna-be ego? Yep, you can just imagine me high-fiving myself right about now.
From here I plan to lose 15 to 20 more pounds. Stay tuned, because I’m about to start a 2 week Fitness at Home challenge.