Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ten On Tuesday...HCG Style

For the past 23 days I have been partaking in the HCG Diet. This week's TonT is going to be based on just that...my life on HCG.

1. I'm not going to go in to HUGE detail on the specifics of this diet, if you are that interested you can click on the link above.

2. Josh did A LOT of research before allowing me to spend the money on the HCG drops. I did not purchase them online, but from a very good friend who is a Chiropractor. His two requests were, 1) I don't act like I'm pregnant and 2) I don't have an increased chance of getting pregnant. Typical male!

3. I lost 17.5lbs in 23 days!

4. I did this by only eating a very specific, 500 calorie a day diet! Obviously anyone who eats 500 calories is going to lose weight, however, the HCG is supposed to keep your body from going into starvation mode, which helps you keep the weight off when you stop the drops.

5. I am now in the maintenance phase for three weeks. I have stopped the drops and increased my calories to 1500/2000 a day.

6. I was unable to work out or drink alcohol during this time. This was not easy, especially since I partaked in a trivia night and a happy hour! I can also tell I have not worked out. Yes, I've lost the pounds, but I feel my body is flabby. Where as when I lose weight while working out, I am also tone, which in my opinion, is much better.

7. I probably wouldn't do this diet again.

8. Although I'm glad I did it, and it gave me a jump start I needed, it was HARD!

9. Because of this diet, I now am a black coffee drinker (never have been in my life) and I no longer consume un-godly amounts of sugar free redbull and regular soda. For that, I am thankful.

10. Now I'm thinking of starting the P90X. This is something that Josh and I can do together. Kind of as a bonding time :) Considering the only time we can both do this together would be at about 5:00am every morning, not sure how much "bonding" would actually be going on :)



Heather said...

WOW!!!! That is great!! I would love to drop 17lbs. Weight has always been an issue for me. I can work out all the time and eat healthy.... I swear the only way for me to drop some pounds is to NOT EAT.... and yes I know that is not healthy. I sometimes feel like we females are programmed to store FAT! UGGGG!!! I heard this morning on Good Morning America that a women has to work out at least an hour every day just to maintain her weight!! HELLO.... I miss the younger years where I could workout an hour and drop 5 lbs. ....I swear... if I miss a day at the gym I gain 5 lbs. SOOOO NOT FAIR!!!!

Sarah McK said...

Well, that pretty much sounds like the most miserable thing in the WORLD. I suppose you can't argue with losing 17 pounds, but it still sounds insane to me! My sister told me about her friend's mom who was doing this but with shots and we all thought it was the weirdest thing we'd ever heard of. Now I actually know someone doing a version of it. Crazy! Enjoy those 1500-2000 calories. I bet they feel quite decadent now! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Holy cow, 500 calories??? I don't know if I could do it but it's such an interesting concept to try since it worked so well for you. 17 pounds is great!