That area between my waist and the top of my legs looks like I'm carrying around an inner tube. Or that I've been pushed down from my head and up from my feet and all the fat squished out there. I am so glad to look in the mirror and see an actual figure return.
I will always be a curvy woman and I am fine with that. I like a defined bust, waist and hip. I am happy that my genes gave me that sort of figure. I won't fight that for a second. Still, I want my figure to be the best it can be. I am headed in that direction.
And in other news...
I am off the hcg injections. I ran out of those on Friday. I have some of the oral drops left, which I am using now. I think they will last two or three weeks. My body does not respond quite as well to those, so I'm preparing myself mentally for a slow down in the weight loss.
After the drops, the protocol is to do 21 days of low carb. It is Atkins style in that all carbs, including fruit are severely limited. It is South Beach style in that, eating a whole pound of bacon is not a good idea! Still, lots of lean protein is encouraged.
I was thinking when I started the injections early this month, that I'd have an indulgence day on Valentine's Day. Now, I'm thinking that I won't do that. Even planned indulgences, that are guilt free, can make it hard for me to get back on track.
I'm going right in to the 21 day low carb and then most likely in to Trim Healthy Mama. Although, I'm not entirely sure. Does anyone know anything about the one, one, one diet? A friend in real life is doing it and says it is really working for her. That is an option at this time, while I research it further. I have all of the stuff for THM and it makes sense to me, so I'd really have to be sold on the one, one, one plan to make the move.
Also, sleep is much better. Maybe too good! I slept until nearly 8:00 am today. In my defense, I had a hard time falling asleep last night. I think I got the same number of hours just pushed back a bit. I think I'll start taking that pill an hour before bedtime and see how that works. It feels so good to go to bed and sleep all night again. I have gotten up a time or two to go to the bathroom, but I fall right back asleep. It is amazing how much better I feel during the day.
Finally, I see the surgeon this afternoon. I'm expecting him to release me. I'll report on that tomorrow.