July Weight Loss Update

Here I am at the end of the last month of my nine month program asking myself how did I make it? The answer…lots of will power and strength. I’ll be honest when I started I had no idea if I would make it to the end or not, but here I am and happy to say I lost 48 pounds and I have been able to maintain the weightloss for several weeks. I will admit I did not reach my goal, but I have far surpassed what I really thought I was capable of doing.

For the next three months I will stay on my supplements and continue on the lipo shots once a week and continue my walking and try my best to increase my exercise and fight to maintain what I have done so as not to sink back into that person I was nine months ago.

The picture below is from July 2019 – February 2020 – July 2020. I can see such a difference in my face. I tried to find the original pics I took of my body, but cannot locate at the time of this posting. If I find them I will add them later.

April Weight Loss Update

As of Tuesday, April 28th I began my final round of HCG shots. I am still getting two lipo shots per week as well. For the next six weeks I will take a shot first thing each morning. In addition, my calorie intake will drop to around 500-600 calories. My goal on this last round is the loose at least 20 pounds. Once the shots end, then I will go through six weeks of maintenance before the entire program is over. At the end I will be measured to see how many inches I have lost since the beginning.

I had done some measuring myself along the way and was surprised to see that I had lost 4.5 inches in my boobs, 6.5 inches in my waist and 3 inches in my hips. My beginning measurements went back to March 2019 when I was at my heaviest. No wonder I needed new clothes last month. Even though the weight loss is not where I would like it to be I still have to look at the positives and seeing the inches fall off is definitely a positive and something I am very proud of myself for accomplishing.

My final weigh in and measuring will not be until July, but with the way time is flying by, it won’t be long before that day comes. In the meantime, I will strive to do the best I can to stay on track for the next 6 weeks during HCG and then stay strong for the final six weeks so I can get the most bang for my buck as this program is not cheap.

January Weight Loss Update

Here we are at the end of another month on my weight loss journey. For the past six weeks I have been going through a maintenance phase, which included adding additional fats, carbs and proteins each week. During this six weeks I have maintained the 21 pounds I lost during the first six weeks of the program. To me that is a success. I will admit I had days that I ate things that weren’t on the program, but I never over indulged, which allowed me to stick with the pounds lost.

On Saturday, February 1st I will start back on the HCG shots as well as doing two days of  uploading before going back to the foods only allowed during phase 2. My goal during the next six weeks is to loose at least 25 pounds.

 

 

December Weight Loss Update

Here we are at the end of another month and I am so excited with the progress that I have made. As of today, I have lost a total of 20 pounds. In addition to the weight loss I am down 5 inches in my waist and 3 inches through the chest.

When I started this program, I wasn’t sure if I would be successful at it, but I am beyond pleased with my progress so far. I ended my first six weeks round of HCG shots on the 19th. I had three days of maintaining the same types of foods before I was able to start adding more fats to my diet as well as berries. On the 23rd I started my first week of Phase 3. It was hard to stick to the plan during that week with it being Christmas and I was out of town a few days, but I was back on track on the 27th and am looking forward to the next few weeks.

For three weeks I will continue to add berries and approved fats, then I will start adding grains. The first week will only be at breakfast and then each week after will add lunch and then dinner. Once I am through Phase 3, I will repeat the process from the beginning.

I also had another round of blood test on the 23rd to make sure my hormone replacement pellets were doing what they should be doing. I can tell that my fatigue has improved as well as other symptoms I was having. On the 30th I received a booster pellet as some of my numbers were still not where the doctor wanted them to be. I wish I had done this a long time ago because the changes I am experiencing right now are amazing.

Self-Care is Priority

I decided I needed to start doing something to better my health and part of that is to lose some weight. In the last 5 years I have gained at least 50 pounds and at only 5’4” that is not good. I saw a Groupon listing for Lipo shots and because I have done them before I decided to check the place out, so I made an appointment to see what it was all about because the place does way more than just hand out Lipo shots. My first appointment was on Oct 30th. In addition to doing Lipo, they also help with weight management and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). They do bloodwork to determine what you need in regard to the HRT and come up with a plan to help you loose the number of pounds you want to lose. I told them I wanted to lose 75 pounds.

My second appointment was today with the doctor who went over my plan and blood work and told me how long it would take for them to help me get to where I wanted my ideal weight to be. I went over the diet plan and was in for a total shock. Had they told me before what type of plan this was and what little I could eat I probably would have run. The diet plan is the HCG Diet. I will be doing 6 weeks on daily HCG shots, 6 weeks off for three cycles. In addition, I do two Lipo shots per week every week for 36 weeks. I have a weekly weigh in, must track my daily food intake and drink lots and lots of water and NO sugar. Giving myself the shots is not a big deal as I have done that before. I will also be getting HRT in the form of pellets. My first insertion is on the 14th. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Wish me luck and pray for me because I will need it in order to stick to this.