I’ll be posting my daily progress under the title HCG Diet Update so you can blow right past it if you aren’t interested in whether this so-called “weight loss cure” works for me. My goal is to lose 28 pounds in 26 days and reach 132 pounds, what I weighed for years eating normally until I begin taking a migraine preventative medication in October of 2009. My husband and I are doing the diet together.
It’s almost over and I’m completely stalled at 143.6. I have no idea what the problem is. I have not cheated at all since last Sunday, when I had a beer, some boiled peanuts and a slice of bacon. I have read that cheating can stall you, but I was down .6 pounds on Tuesday after the cheat day, so I’m confused to say the least.
Of course I Googled, and here is what I found: Red meat can stall you. We have been eating a lot of grilled cube steak because it’s really good. It has no more fat in it than chicken, but lots of HCG diet experts say that it stalls some people. Annoying note: Jack is eating the same thing as me and he continues to lose. He broke 200 this morning!
On Thursday I had 96/4 ground sirloin and tomatoes for both meals and still didn’t lose anything this morning. Perhaps they are right about the red meat, at least in my case. My last injection was Thursday morning, so today and tomorrow are my last VLCD days. Sunday I start the maintenance phase. I am only going to eat chicken breast for today and tomorrow and hope to lose a couple more pounds. Clearly, I am not going to reach 132 pounds by Sunday, but then I’ll be working out again and not eating all the garbage I was eating before, so I hope to lose the rest that way.
I also realized that I’m not drinking enough water. In the last week I have probably only had half the amount I should. I’m really hoping this is the reason for my stall, because that means I am still burning fat but my body is hoarding water. I’ll be drinking the recommended amount today and tomorrow.
People on HCG talk about the “whoosh” factor. This is where your weight plateaus for a few days and then you lose several pounds in one big whoosh. I’m counting on this.
My morning weights:
Day 17 (Monday, 3/14)
Day 18 (Tuesday, 3/15)
Day 19 (Wednesday, 3/16)
Day 20 (Thursday, 3/17)
Day 21 (Friday, 3/18)
Overall mood: Exasperated. Annoyed. Disgruntled. Irritated. Irked. Miffed. Bedeviled. Perturbed. Ticked off. Agitated.