Well, after lengthy talks with my husband and lots of pondering, I've decided to give this HCG diet a try. I'm scared, to be honest. I just don't want to/can't mess it up. I purchased the Diet Kit today... $106 bucks for the HCG, the Diet Aid and shipping.
It's very restrictive, but I've asked Josh to help me out... help keep me on the straight and narrow and also help pick up the slack around the house the first few days.
I'm excited and nervous. I hope it starts things moving in the weight loss department. I'm hoping that by continuing to see the scale go down that I will stay motivated.
Here's what a sample menu looks like, during the 21 day diet:
Breakfast: as much coffee or tea as I'd like... without creamer. I can use an artificial sweetener, such as stevia.
Snack: an apple, orange, 1/2 a grapefruit or 6 strawberries
Lunch: 3.5oz chicken and 3.5oz of one type of vegetable, NOT including potatoes, carrots or corn
Snack: apple, orange, 1/2 grapefruit or strawberries
Dinner: 3.5oz chicken and 3.5oz vegetable
Water- A LOT; minimum of 2 liters a day.
So I guess I'll have to wait on those Mary's crackers. I'm still going to check into the Miracle Noodles, though. I also need to get a working scale.
I don't plan to try to work out on top of the diet, at this point. I will take walks with my kiddos, but don't know if I'd manage a workout at the gym. Not at first anyway. If I get into it and am feeling fine I'll perhaps head to the gym for a 20 minute HIIT workout on the elliptical. We'll see how that goes.
I want to really use the diet to learn new portion sizes and make healthy choices. Obviously while I'm on the diet I'm limited to chicken and vegetables/fruit. Which isn't so bad. Once the diet is done and my 3 weeks maintenance afterward is over I will slowly allow baked goods into my diet, but in moderation.
I'll post regularly to chronicle this journey. =)