Hello Fellow Bloggers!
How are ya? How was your weekend? I had a wonderful weekend, visiting my family (who are also my friends! How lucky am I!?).
I must say, the HCG diet is going exceptionally well. Truly, honestly, I feel A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I haven't felt this good in a long, long time. I never got weak or shaky. I'm not lethargic. My head is clear, my emotions/hormones are much more stable, and I'm losing weight!!! I think a LOT of all this greatness has to do with the fact that I've basically been forced into a gluten/wheat/sugar free diet. It's amazing to see the difference.
Here is my weigh in for this morning:
Can you believe it?? 6 pounds in 5 days... with today being Day 5 of the reduced calorie diet. On Saturday I had lost a pound and yesterday I lost 2 pounds. Today I lost another pound.
I do feel hungry quite a bit. Like, all day. :-P But it has been very empowering for me to see that I *CAN* say no to food. Before, I just was like "Oh, I'm hungry I'll go find something to munch on." Or, "I'm bored, a snack would be great right about now." But I've seen that it really doesn't take THAT much food to survive.
Honestly, when I'm done eating my 3.5 ounces chicken (which is only like a little over 2 ounces once it's cooked) and 3.5 ounces of broccoli/spinach/cucumber/celery I actually DON'T feel hungry anymore.
Dawnie, I GET IT!! I know what it feels like to eat to just before full! Could I continue eating? Heck, yeah! But do I NEED to? No. No, I do not.
I'm really excited to learn to read these cues from my body, to learn what a normal portion size is, to make healthy choices. I don't think I'll give up sugar/flour entirely for the rest of my life. Thanksgiving *IS* my favorite holiday after all... I mean the FOOD! Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole... Oh my I am seriously drooling!! But I digress.
My point there before I got all crazy thinking about Thanksgiving food was that I'll allow myself to have what I want to eat. But in a very moderate portion. I don't need to fill a dinner size plate to heaping with food. A little bit of each goes a long way.
I must admit, I DO think about food. A lot. On the trip down to see our families we stopped at Burger King. Oh. My. Goodness. You want to talk about torture? THAT was torture. It was raining and I was freezing cold. Josh was eating a big, fat, warm, cheesy, whopper and fries. And I had a cold chickenlet (I call it that because the portion is pretty teeny) and some cold celery. Torture, I tell you!
BUT I RESISTED! I can do it! I didn't know I could, but I've proven to myself that I can. I've also learned to take small bites eat slowly, so as to stretch the meager portion of food longer. ;-) I've also been drinking a lot of tea.
If you have any teas that you just love, let me know what they are! So far I'm drinking peach, raspberry, spicy chai and vanilla chai. I can have Truvia (derived from the stevia plant) but no cream... which is how I usually drink my black tea. It's hard to adjust to no cream in it. I am allowed 1T of milk, but I've been drinking one cup of sweet black coffee and using my allotment of milk in that.
I hope you all had a good weekend! Happy Monday!
P.S. Check out my turtle! Look at her go! She's finally making forward progress!!