Loading Day 1
The HCG weight-loss journey has officially begun… Loading day has finally arrived, P1D1…Am I really excited? Sort of… I’m about 50/50 excited and nervous. Excited because I know what can be achieved doing the HCG Diet, excited because today I get to eat and eat and eat…Today I know this is it, I’m never ever going to get this big again, normal weight range here I come, for the first time in my adult life.
Nervous and scared because there will be no more fat excuses… I can’t do that or this, those people won’t want to talk to me because I’m not worthy, I feel protection and comfy being fat, it’s what I’ve known for most of my life. This goes hand in hand with the mental battle of P2. Phase 2 of the HCG diet, is hard mentally, well it was for me. Those voices in the head saying this is too hard, I want to eat such and such, I can’t do this, why am loosing too slowly and this is just a few conversations I have with myself, it’s pretty constant. Think I’m bit more scared this time too now that I am staying at home with my 10 week old and my 4 year old. Previously I was going to work and found that being at work filled my day up so I didn’t think about food and the nights/weekends were always my hardest.
The advice I was given first time I did the diet was –
- You need to get through the first week to your photo/measurement day
- Take each day, hour and minute at a time.
Anyway back to loading day, I’ll think about P2 in another two more sleeps (what my 4yr old counts in)
Today as well as being P1D1 is going to be my measurement and photo day (keep track – Before and After Photos as well as My Weekly Stats), it will also be the day I post a video in YouTube to discuss what I’m doing and how I’m feeling. First video at the bottom of this post.
I weighed in this morning and yip a big sob… 118.2kg/260.58 pounds/18.61 stone. This is what I started at when I last did HCG few years back. I finished my last round Feb 2014 at about a 30kg loss. Said at that time I would never gain it back but due to going on holiday, not following the diet correctly and stabilizing (I was on P3 when we went) and then falling pregnant I’ve gained it all back. I’ll actually probably be over the 120kg mark after loading which will officially be the heaviest I’ve ever been.
So here are my stats for today:
- 118.2 KG
- Waist – 99cm
- Hips – 131cm
- Stomach – 124.5cm
- Chest – 100cm
- Thigh – 74.5cm
- Arm -36cm
I’m taking HCG drops at a dose of 6 times per day taking 5 drops per dosage. I found that doing the 3×10 per day last time didn’t work for me and I was getting starving, works best if I spread them out. First does was at 7am this morning and 2 hourly after that. My last dose will be at 7pm. When taking homeopathic drops you need to not eat 15 min before nor 15 min after. You also hold the drops under your tongue for a few minutes.
It’s loading… a free for all but to give you an idea today I’ve eaten and plan to eat –
Hot cross buns with loads of pure butter (it’s Easter Sunday), Easter eggs, Cashew Nuts, Egg omelet with loads of cheese & avocardo, protein shake with my Coconut fudge, lamb strips, coffee with sugar and cream, Strawberry and Cream Ice-cream, hot chips, spicy peanut butter.
Check me out first YouTube video… I say Umm far to much! But it’s me!!