As of today, I have lost 53.4 pounds. I feel good. My clothes are fitting better and a few are ready to retire. I was concerned that when I measured my belly button circumference, that it would be up. I still was not convinced that I had actually lost 3 inches there last week. Then with the pants fiasco, I was certain I'd messed up. Whoopie for me! I had not messed up. I stayed the same in that area this week. I am totally fine with that!
I will probably run out of the hcg by the end of the week. I'll have to follow the hcg eating plan for two days after I stop the drops to give it time to get out of my system. Those will be two hard days if my previous experience indicates the future. It could be over the weekend too, so I am giving myself lots of encouraging messages about staying strong.
I'm also quite concerned about the transition to low carb. I've been on the hcg for about 6 weeks now. That is the maximum time to stay on the hormone before switching to low carb. So, it would be time to transition even if I had more. Still, I am concerned. I am doing so well this time. And again, my experience has been I get a bounce almost immediately after stopping the hcg. No matter what, I'll do the 21 day low carb, but I am giving strong consideration to ordering more hcg.
Nothing has worked as well for me. The closest thing is Atkins style low carb, when I do less than 20 carbs per day. It seems silly to stop something that is working so well. Even with 50+ pounds gone, I am still re-losing weight I had previously lost. I don't want to have to lose the same pounds ONE MORE TIME!!
Since I am a rule follower and know that the 21 day low carb is there for a reason, I will do it. I am still undecided about what to do next. I've got about a month to decide.