June Weight Loss Update

Wow! I can’t believe I have finished yet another month on my weight loss. I am so excited to be down a total of 47.4 pounds. When I started this journey I had no idea how hard it would be nor if I would last more than a month. Here I am at an eight month update and still going strong. I have to admit I haven’t lost as much as I had wanted to as my goal was to lose 75 pounds over 9 months. I still have a month to go, but I don’t see that I will reach my goal, but that is okay. I will not let that get me down, instead I will glory in what I have accomplished and keep going and fighting until I reach that goal.

A couple weeks ago I pulled out my wedding dress from 2014 and was happy to see that it doesn’t fit anymore. Well at least not like it did the day I got married. It’s TOO BIG now. Go me!!! 

I am in my last month of the program with only about 3 weeks left. I’m anxious to see how many inches I have lost, which I know has to be a lot because everything I was wearing when I started this program is now too big and has either been given away or thrown out. About a month ago I bought two pair of shorts and they are too big now as well. There so baggy in the butt it looks like I have a wad of something in there that shouldn’t be, but it’s just the fabric bunched up.

Once I’m through with the program I’ll post a before and after photo. If your on the fence about changing your lifestyle and learning to eat healthy and get the extra weight off, go for it. Don’t hold back. Your health is too important not to take care of yourself.

In addition to taking care of my health I have decided to take care of my mind and by doing so I have started therapy to determine how to deal with some of the issues in my life and the traumas that I have sustained over the years. This year is all about taking care of myself for a change.

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.