Hey there, I don't know if anyone is even checking this blog anymore, but I wanted to write briefly about where things stand with me.
I can't do HCG again. I just can't. It worked for me 3 times. It worked really well the first time when I followed Dr. S's plan to the letter. I lost the weight and didn't go above that weight again until I had surgery last December. Something about violating my body sent it back above that first round low weight.
The 2nd and 3rd rounds were harder for me. I cheated or altered the plan, but only a tiny bit. I still lost weight, but couldn't maintain it. Sigh. So, my suggestion is to stick as close to Dr. S's plan as you can.
So, why can't I do it again? Well, I got a wicked infection at an injection site on my last round. I eventually recovered but, it was VERY BAD and I will have a scar for life (unless I have an abdominoplasty...one can hope). I'm just too scared to inject myself again and I just don't believe the drops (especially the homeopathic ones that don't have any hormone in them) work beyond a placebo effect. (Sorry, but that's my opinion!)
Anyway, now that I have recovered from the infection and the surgery, I am trying something different: the Dukan Diet. So far, so good. I have lost 9 lbs in the first week! I am also going to be training for a unique race called the Warrior Dash. It takes a lot of stamina and strength and that is just not something I could do on HCG.
So, there you go. I still admire and support all you dedicated HCGers out there. You go! Not sure if I will start another blog about my Dukan Days...but who knows.