Today is day 28 of my second round on the hCG Diet. My weight is down to 246.8 pounds. I started at 285 on my first round and 275 on the second round. Almost 40 pounds in 7 months or so. I feel great but now what?
I want to celebrate again… Have my first glass of wine in a month or a beer or pizza or cookies… DONT! DONT! DONT.
They say phase 3 is the most important phase. I have gone 2 days without an hCG injection but still on 500 calories each day. However instead of just a chicken breast and tomato tonight I treated myself… I had a salad with chicken and every vegetable I could (onion, bell peppers, banana pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, jalapeños). I also had some low fat dressing but it did have 9 grams of sugar per serving. I should have held off on the dressing but I figured in 28 days what the hell.
So now I must continue for 3 weeks with no sugar or starches. No more salad dressing! I can eat basically anything else but must keep calories at a slowly increasing pace. Go up to 1000 and then 1500 and so on. I am going to enjoy some read meat, some nuts and a variety of different fruits/veggies. I must still weigh every day and can’t go above or below 2 pounds from my last injection. I think my last injection was around 247.5 so that is the number I am going to use.
Also I need to start exercising again. I am going to begin 30 minutes of elliptical each morning. With 1000+ calories I should have the energy.
As far as my type 1 diabetes I have had to increase my insulin the past week. My body has started adapting and so insulin up from 30/day to 36 or so. That is still on the 500 calories so I know as I increase calorie I will need to keep increasing insulting. Just another pain in the ass thing to have to think about and deal with but I can handle it.
It seems to be about planning for food. I have to plan what I am going to eat to total my 1000 calories tomorrow. No damn way I can just do 4 chicken breasts and 8 tomatoes and 4 apples to double up. I gotta get more creative and start enjoying food again.
I will weigh every day and keep blogging. Gotta keep it around 247 pounds for the next 3 weeks!
Celebration meal photo… Not the beer and pizza I had last time which cost me 7 pounds!