Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I just can't...

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 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.

Best Wishes,