Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trial and error

Good evening! I have done something today I feel good and badly about. I ate! I ate a lot more food than necessary and some of it was not that great like the caramel apple. I was reading back through my blog posts and my journal to remind myself of what exactly went on during Round 1. According to my entries, about Day 12 my blood sugar started to dip sharply and I had to bring myself back up and I did this by eating like a horse for two days. I gained 2 pounds during that time. Like I mentioned in the post below I could feel those symptoms coming and decided to take the afternoon off. I feel so full it is ridiculous, but at least I don't feel zapped and on the verge of plummeting. The days following this little break from the diet during Round 1 I consistently lost either a pound or little over a pound every day. These days were nice and constant- it felt like I was running a marathon rather than a sprint. I could almost count on a pound lost everyday. So, I made a decision. I was going to do it again, and I did.

I think my body was trying to tell me something yesterday as I smelled that appetizing onion bagel. HCG puts your body into overdrive and sometimes you have to catch up, for lack of a better description- at least my body apparently does. I hope this works the same way it did last time. I also, hope that by only doing an afternoon and not two days that this will thwart a real need for a lengthier break and not so much of a gain to lose again? I don't know, we will see in the next couple of days. Trial and error, that is the name of the game. You have to be flexible and willing to test different ideas that may help you achieve your goal. I went three days feeling poorly last round because I thought if I deviated even for a moment I would have terrible results. I did this above listening to my body. Check out this post from one of the blogs I follow covering much the same topic: My Journey with hHCG. I have not taken the time to read through some of the blogs of others, but has anyone else experienced this? I would be interested to see if this is a pattern in others' experience with HCG. Does a slight delay always occur while on the diet and HCG?

Oh, and I apologize for not posting that outline I promised. I just can't seem to go back and fill in all the blanks. So, I hope I am helping a little more by writing more frequently and descriptively.


  1. I'll be curious to see how your body reacts. I can only imagine that the second round is more challenging, especially if you don't lose as fast as the first. Best of luck!

  2. I am on SparksPeople.com and we were all talking about this just last night. Many of us are in Round 2....AND many of us made slip ups in Week 3 (specifically) of Round 1 - all of us gaining about 2-3 pounds in the slip only to have it all fall off in the 5 following days of VLCD. There were at least 5 of us all collaborating around these same facts and timelines. I think it is something natural but you should fulfill that need with HEALTHY off-protocol choices vs. blatant NO-NOs like hot-fudge sundaes etc.

  3. Thanks Nicole! I was wondering? It is nice to know I am not abnormal. :) We'll see what happens tomorrow!