I didn't see a lot of people posting their successes in here, unless I've missed seeing those somewhere, so I wanted to say, THANK YOU.
I started at 161 five days ago, and this morning, I weighed 156! These five days INCLUDED the 3 "gorge" days! (I basically did an Atkins-like gorging, avoiding carbs, though I didn't eat way a lot of food.)
I'm using the HCG injections mixed with the extra recommended stuff, and so far, they've been easy, though yesterday, I was groggy when I got up and forgot to put the HCG in the syringe before I stuck myself, lol, so I had to stick myself again, ha ha.
The stevia drops have been sooo much better and helpful than I expected, and I am truly thankful for them. I originally didn't get the chocolate ones, but yesterday, when I was craving stuff to cram in my mouth, (I seem to always be eating/snacking out of habit/anxiety in my regular non-diet life), and I had luckily ordered the chocolate drops after the other ones came, thinking at some point during my 46 days, I might crave chocolate, and I wouldn't want that lack of chocolate flavor make me cheat or end my diet, etc., so yesterday when I was really having cravings, I put a few chocolate drops on my allotted strawberries (sliced), and that REALLY helped me not break my diet. (Also yesterday, I was over at a friend's house, and I hadn't seen her for several months, and I got hungry, being late for lunch. I don't think it's a good idea for me to be late on my meals, because I think that set me up to be extra hungry when maybe I wouldn't have been hungry at all if I had eaten "on time" or when I first began to get hungry.)
I can't tell you how positively thrilled (almost to tears) I am that I have seen 156 on the scale already after starting this diet just 5 days ago. I am soooo sick of dieting and not losing hardly any weight for several days and the slow pace of weight loss. This rate of weight loss may not continue, but having it happen right away has given me hope, willpower, encouragement, and relief.
I hope others are having exciting progress, and if so, I'd love to hear about it! I'm on the 46-day program, and depending on my results, with around 50 pounds to lose, I have in my mind that I will need to do this program twice to get to where I'm headed. But we'll see how things go. And I love my new George Foreman grill I got to do this diet and don't know why I never had one before!
Best of luck to everyone!