Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 23- Jumping for joy!

weigh in: 170.4 lbs
loss of:  1.0 pounds

Total release to date:  19.8 pounds!!!  So in 22 complete days almost 20 pounds gone! 

In the past four days I have lost 3.8 pounds!  I love it when my body starts responding nicely towards the end.  Not that I am deciding this is the end, yet- but you get my point.  That middle section is pretty difficult, but once you get through that part eventually it starts evening out at some sort of pretty consistent loss.  

And, to answer Karyn's question in the previous post: you think that 155 with HCG looks different than 155 without (as in measurements?)  

YES, Absolutely!  That is why I LOVE HCG!!!  HCG takes the weight off in ways I never could get it to come off in more mainstream ways of losing weight (I wrote in a post a long time ago sometime) something to the effect of: I would lose the initially in my lower legs while exercising and eating right and still have a belly and large arms... Great!  That is the place where I least needed to lose.  Now, if I would have stuck to some program I am sure I would have had better results, but I always ended up not following through... (that is why I think it is awesome when people do not give up and keep on going... see below). 

Also, during my journey before I LOVE and still love to read other conventional weight loss blogs (highly respect these people and can learn a ton from them especially in regard to conquering lifetime maintenance!).  My point is, since I was losing pure fat (and HCG proportions your body- ie. fat coming off proportionally) it seemed that my body would look starkly different from not only what I have had it ever look like, but also when in comparison to another woman's body around same height and weight- it would look smaller.  At 147 pounds I was a size 6.  That was never possible for me before.  I would be a size 10/8 typically.  Anyway, I have always commented that HCG has done more for me than merely move the scale.  It gave me a waist and beautiful arms (two huge problem areas for me before HCG).  Here is a short description explaining further this phenomenon (for those of you not familiar with HCG):  HCG in Fast Weight Loss  

At this point I really, really want to make it to at least half way- 160 pounds.  I am not going to be unreasonable and say I will preserver, I am determined... and blah, blah, blah... because ultimately there is a possibility I may fizzle out (I am not going to kill myself over this).  The following days are unknown territory.  I have never ventured on VLCD past 23 days... so we will see what happens!  Right now, though I want to ride these losses to their full extent!


  1. Awesome, awesome post! And your weight loss is incredible, you should be proud of your ability to persevere through the good times and bad.

    Thanks so much for answering my question and for the link. I am encouraged for you - and for me, to see where we are going to end up on this journey!

  2. Caitlin, you gave the right answer! I'm proof of it! I couldn't stick with doing another round of protocol. I decided to lose the old fashion way. I'm not getting the same reshaping benefits from old fashion dieting as I did with HCG. I'm about 1" bigger in the waist, hips and thighs. I'm up one clothing size. I don't mind at this point.

    Good work with another pound gone!

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