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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday Weigh-In & Worries

Before I report my weight and discuss my concerns, I want to share that I read this week that Wednesday is the best day to weigh because that is the day of the week most people are lightest!  I picked it because I like alliteration and I didn't want Monday or Friday.  Monday because weekends are the hardest for me and I didn't want to have to report a rebound.  Not Friday because, I'd tend to indulge on the weekend thinking I had all week to undo any damage.  I love it when I am accidentally right about something!!!

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.


  1. Hi Lori,

    Have you looked into 'primal' eating? Or Dr. Barbara Berkeley's book "Refuse to Regain"...? It ends up that if we eat meats, full fat dairy (if you aren't lactose intolerant), nuts (in measured amounts), and lots of's really pretty easy after the first 3-4 days. No grains and no sugar and and the cravings and appetite hunger pangs go away. It's simple chemistry based on brain chemistry changes that occur when we eat grains and sugar. There's a lot of great new information out there if you google primal, healthy fats, etc. Good luck! :) (although really, luck has nothing to do with it. Persistence does.) :)

  2. To see that your 3" loss is still the same would be an AWESOME feeling! Congrats to you on that and good luck deciding what is best for you in the next 3 weeks.