This isn't my comfort zone, but I'm going to give this a try. I am about to start a new adventure in weight loss. Those who know me "in person" know I've struggled with my weight all my life. I've been on the roller coaster - up/down up/down - more times than I care to admit. This time around I'm trying with HcG injections and a very restricted calorie diet. I'm not going to get into how this works - you can read it on the internet. I will say this - I'm not drinking the kool aid on the theories behind it. I'm sure it works because let's be honest - if you're eating 500 calories a day you WILL lose weight. If HcG helps me do that without going insane, it works for me.
Yesterday I had my first B12 injection - OUCH!! My arm is still smarting. My doctor said it was like a flaming golf ball rolling down your arm to the elbow and I think that's a pretty good description. This morning I had my initial lab work done and took my first self-injected HcG. The self injection part wasn't bad at all. I used heparin during both of my pregnancies and this was much easier.
Today was day 1 of Phase 1. Let the craziness begin. For the next two days, I must GORGE myself. We're talking 4000 calories (yes, that was four thousand) more than I normally eat. This is like the mother of all binges. I'm saying this with a smile as I eat the first of two McDonalds bacon egg and cheese biscuits with a carmel frappachino venti from Starbucks. I'm going to have fun with this until the stark reality of Monday morning hits with 500 calories a day (Phase 2).
I'm told one of the early side effects is irritability. Yah think?? Two days of fatty, sugary excess followed by at least 6 weeks of 500 calories a day without sugar or starches doesn't sound like a recipe for giddiness. Anyway, I'm committed to this and I am pretty good at keeping commitments once I make them.
I'm not changing the focus of this blog to a weight loss forum. I'm still primarily interested in family and crafts. However, I will engage in a little self-indulgence now and then by describing this new adventure and hopefully reporting some progress. I appreciate those of you who send some positive thoughts my way during this journey.