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,


  1. Long time no hear! It's good to see you again!

    The infection sounds scary. I don't blame you, and it sounds like what you're doing is working! I'd love to hear more about it!

    Hope to hear more from you!

  2. The Dukan Diet definetally works :) As you saw on my blog, I am down 110 lbs in 8 months, have maintained it for one extra month now!
    Good luck with your weight loss and take care!

  3. Thanks for updating us and letting know what was going on. I'll check into the diet you mention. It's whatever works for you and the multiple rounds gets harder and if you had trouble with infected injection sites that would be scary. Glad to see you are trying something else. Keep us updated.

  4. Hey Amy!! Keep us posted! I am interested in what you are doing Glad you are well!! ~Lis