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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I've lost 4 pounds!

Vlog 65

In case some of you aren't actually watching my videos, I thought I'd answer some FAQ's I've been getting here and there.

During my doctors appointment last Tuesday(Feb 22) my doctor asked if I'd be interested in the HCG Diet. I had heard of it online and on TV but didn't really know what it was all about. He said if I lost 40 lbs it would increase my chances of ovulating and being that I'm now considered Advanced Maternal Age, if I'm going to get pregnant, I really need to pull out all the stops. So I agreed, let's do it!

My only hesitation was that It's A DIET. I don't believe in diets! I've seen my mom try all sorts of diets and of course she lost weight, but only gained it back when she stopped eating their food or taking their pills. It taught me an important lesson. Diets do NOT work! The only thing that will work is a lifestyle change.

I've been trying to convince myself to make this lifestyle change for YEARS! But in the back of my head my doctor's voice would always chimes in saying, "No matter what food you eat, your body(because of my extreme Insulin Resistance and Extreme PCOS) will always treat food as if it's a donut. This is why you've struggled so long to lose weight." All these years we've tried to battle my Insulin Resistance with medication but I've never seen any results other then the HORRIBLE side effects!

However, at this point, if this diet works, then great! If I can lose the weight to be able to ovulate, AWESOME! More importantly, regardless of what he's said before about how my body reacts to food, I want to be healthy. I want to change my life! I don't want to die from a heart attack like my dad.

So I'm using this "diet" to teach me how to eat healthy. How to control my portions. This is merely a stepping stone to my ultimate lifestyle change.

My doctor prescribed me the real HCG drops. He told me and I've read that you get the same results from drops and injections so I chose the drops. There's a lot of people doing the Homeopathic drops you can buy online, but they're more expensive at least from what I've found...my 30 day supply were $50 because my insurance doesn't cover it.

I was hungry Monday AFTER I ate my lunch but was fine after dinner. I only ate once a day before and I would eat HUGE portions so I think I'm struggling because my body is adjusting to the tiny portions. I was not as hungry yesterday as I was Monday so I think that will get better after a few more days. I'm also struggling with only drinking water, because I've never liked tea and I'm trying to kick the caffeine so I'm not drinking coffee either. I'm trying to find out if Sam's flavored water is OK because the label says it doesn't have anything in it! That would be a great soda replacement for me since I'm a Mountain Dew addict!

Anyway...here's the video!



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