Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 9 of hCG Diet Protocol

This morning I woke up and weighed in at 128.4 today. A little disappointing seeing as I've been soooo faithful and didn't drink that sake I wanted really bad yesterday (smiling). So finally, I understand the conversion and dosed a little higher today and filled the too big syringe that I have for too little liquid extra so I got enough in to the muscle. Today I had NO hunger pains. Wow, it was awesome. There were so many temptations at work today with food. Desserts and food everywhere!! But, I'm being faithful to this for 26 days, and figure I've come this far I can't stop now. I've lost 11 lbs! I feel really good. I think that excess eating is habit and something to do and is a very social activity. On this diet, there isn't much eating so it feels different. Slightly unsocial even. Today, Jerome, my significant other, who is also doing this with me, slightly strayed from the diet. It was his friends birthday and he took him out for a drink. He says he really didn't even have the urge to drink, but did it to be social. That makes it very tempting to stray also so if he wasn't on it I can see how staying strict with myself would make it even more difficult.

Tonight we went to the movies and we brought our mini breadsticks to crunch on and water with us. No popcorn! So it takes a little planning. We weren't even craving the popcorn. The pattern was broken tonight. It wasn't even present, the urge just wasn't there. We saved about 450 calories from not eating popcorn and 200 calories in a coke and 280 calories for red rope licorice (that's a minimum of almost 1,000 calories)! Wow! That's amazing, that is a 1/3 of a lb. So our date night out at the movies cost a grand total of $20.00 vs $50.00 had we divulged in old patterns and we left feeling good although Jerome started to get a pretty bad headache, probably from the alcohol effects.

I will continue to post our progress. I'm not sure if you want to know what I am eating every day or not. I will write it in this one but won't write it in every post unless I get some comments to the effect they find it helpful. Today for lunch I had 100 grams of sirloin steak, 1 cucumber, and 12 mini hard italian breadsticks (total calories for the breadsticks is 50). I forgot all about eating my orange. When I got home from work around 6:30 pm I ate a green apple. Then for dinner I had 100 grams of chicken, 5 radishes, and 6 strawberries and 12 mini breadsticks at the movies. I am understanding this more and more by doing it and feeling it's effects and the psychological side of eating and dieting. It's pretty amazing.

What is also amazing is our kids are asking us to cook the same food for them. We cut up and measure 100 grams from a package of chicken and steak that we buy and put it in separate little baggies and store it in the fridge or freezer and it's all ready for us to cook. It makes it so easy. Not a whole lot of preparation. We can make dinner in about 10 minutes. It's really quick and you are in control of our intake. It's a good learning process about food and intake and how much we are really eating. And as I've been learning how many calories my body burns every day by wearing the body bugg which is about 2200 for me a day, I can see how I am losing this weight so quickly by eating only 500 calories a day, but it is also teaching me how much I can eat daily to maintain my weight. It's simple math. The difficult part is in all the different reasons why we eat so much.

So again, goodnight.

Cheers! Sweet Dreams.









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4 comments:

going strong said...

Thank you so much for you help today and all the info. I think I'm headed in the right direction now. I want to try this like yesterday. :D I would like to know more about the dosing and the actual diet. Keep up the good work.Anxiously awaiting the outcome......Shauna

Kim said...

So I am wondering about the difference between the injectible HCG and the liquid drops that I see in stores. Are they not effective? Thinking about starting the diet, been doing some research. Your blog is VERY helpful

Kim DuTremaine (Billy's wife)

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