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July 15, 2014 02:27 PM 

Progress towards Success 1st day

Hello everyone! I have never blogged before nor planned to before entering the HCG program. I feel inclined to track my progress because of my individual circumstances. Here goes! I am a 55 year old female going through menopause, and way too overweight. I weighed myself this morning (195 lbs) with a big fat sigh. At 5'7" that is considered obese, and I agree. To my defense though, even when I was in the best shape of my life, I have always weighed more than the average female. I attribute this difference to my body type and being athletic all my life. So in the last ten years I have been going through the next phase of my life, menopause. Another big sigh. Man did us females get dealt a crappy hand; whatever, try to work with what ya got. I find that what it takes to get in better shape at this age is a uphill battle. On my own I went down from 199lbs to 192, which isn't a lot; but, it gave me hope that it can be done. I ran into a snag because I developed water on the knee from a old injury and had to stop my morning exercise routine for a while til I recovered. I was searching for new ways to aid in weight management when I started reading about all the good info out there on HCG. If you are reading this than you have already learned a great deal about the program and are exploring on whether to try it or not. I made the conscientious decision and took the plunge (believe me I did my research first) to purchase the product and to follow the strict diet regime. I ordered the 46 day program because of the amount of weight I have to lose, and because of the discipline that I know that I have to follow orders. I thought about it this way: hmmm, look how long (years) it took to accumulate the extra pounds; and the program I chose takes only 43 DAYS of VLCD, and maintenance afterwards. Lets be truthful here, it will be a lifetime of maintenance if I never want to see myself look this way again. Really my goal here is to feel better, look better, and have a better outlook on the future me. So I could fill you in on what, when, and how much, I ate today but I'm sure if you read the instructions that's all self explanatory. I will say I was very skeptical about getting the shots because I have never given myself a shot nor thought I would ever need to. Once I realized that it's the size of needle that a diabetic uses to administer their daily insulin, I calmed down. I freaked myself out way too much about that part, REALLY. I ordered the materials on a Sunday, got a call on Monday for approval, and received the package by Tuesday mid-morning. First shot (with the B12 to increase my energy level) and I felt a gigantic boost of vitality in my morning routine. I'm on my way to a better me with really positive thoughts. I will try to write about my daily progress on here with hope that it will help other females with similar circumstances reach their goal the same way that I have chosen. I know this is a long post but I couldn't find that much written testimony on this site that is tailored to my situation. If I can reach one person with what I am honestly swearing to in this journey, then I will have accomplished the purpose of writing down my thoughts. I will definitely post good and not so good results as they come to light. Thank you for reading and make your own wise decisions; at this age at least you have the wisdom to decide what options there are for the crossroads you encounter in life.
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July 16, 2014 09:26 AM 
Hi PseudoSam. We are so happy that you have chosen the HCG diet, and that you are going to blog about your weight loss journey! Please let us know if we can be of any help at all during the program. We look forward to hearing about your success!Laugh Carolyn Cannon, RN 888-520-3438 ext 504 NuimageMedical
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July 19, 2014 09:43 AM 
Sorry that first post was so lengthy, but I had to explain my personal situation as I remembered it at the time. I am now on my fifth day of injections and the second day of VLCD. On my three loading days I ate mostly fat laden food (fatty cuts of meat, sour cream, butter, cottage cheese, cheese) and stayed away from starches (white potatoes, any flour products, root veggies) and ate as much as I could. I will say I found my appetite limited on those three days which was a bit surprising to me. On my first VLCD day I was a bit apprehensive about how hungry I would be, because it was my first day going back to work after being off for three days. I will say the limit of 500 calories a day is nothing like I have ever experienced in the past. I have done some extreme diets before like the cabbage soup diet, the lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper diet all with failure, and not successful at all; way too hungry on those types of diets. I think the two important aspects of this diet are the shots (of course) and the feeling of being full from drinking a half gallon of water a day. I never felt ravenous at all, huge relief. My energy level is great if not way better then the previous week. I am down 2 1/2 lbs and have the feeling all over of not feeling so heavy in my body. It's a different feeling then I have ever felt before and hard to explain. I have lost a total of 1 1/2" from my overall body measurements. Not a lot to some people but think about it; if you can wake up one morning and be down in weight and size by that much from the previous week and not have done anything different than before, you would become alarmed that something was wrong. Everything is going great and the progress is hard to believe. I am the biggest skeptic on hard to believe solutions to seemingly difficult problems, but I can't express my surprised feeling of relief that I (like a lot of others) have found a solution to a frustrating problem in my past. Yea!!
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July 21, 2014 09:25 AM 
This is great to hear, PseudoSam! Keep up the good work!Smile Carolyn Cannon, RN Nu Image Medical
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July 23, 2014 10:39 AM 
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is an unbelievable experience so far!! This feeling of being lighter/smaller is nothing like I have ever experienced in my life. It's a feeling that is so epic that it's hard to put into words. I'm into the LCVD ninth day, but I wake up every morning in a different body. It is very surreal. With my determination and fortitude I KNOW that this life changing journey is becoming a reality. Since day one I have lost a total of 9 lbs, and a total of 7 inches overall in my body measurements. EPIC!!!!! Never in my life did I think this change could possibly happen in such a short time. Yours truly, Sami. P.S. I did take pics on my phone to help with documentation, but feel I will only do that about once a week. Feeling oh so different in sunny central Florida.
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