I'm still here, and I haven't ballooned up to 400 pounds. ;-)
I've been trying to work out what my plan is, which direction I'm going to take, what I can sustain, what is important and what's not.
Thank you for your comments on my last post; they really, truly helped!!
I think I'm between "How do I do it?" and "I'll try to do it".
I am 90% certain that I won't/cant try HCG again. I know it works, and it works fast... if you do it right. I'm just not sure if I can do it right.
I've really been thinking about spinning again. I actually enjoy it. A lot. And it burns a lot of calories. And if I did that, I could still eat, just in moderation. I'd have to learn what that means for me. I haven't ever really learned how to count calories, etc... But the idea of exercising and eating sounds good to me. ;-)
So I've been off HCG for 10 days or so, and I haven't even gained 2 pounds back. Which is exactly how it's supposed work; HCG resets your metabolism, and for me, it seems to have worked. Cuz I have not been dieting in any way, shape or form.
So to sum it up: Losing weight is REALLY HARD (for me). Maintaining my weight is REALLY EASY (for me).
So then I think, "Gosh Ruth Anne, you should just suck it up and do HCG to lose these pounds cuz then you'll be done!" And then I'm all "But, but, but... I love to eat!!" So who knows. I still don't even know what to do, so I'm just in a holding pattern for now.
Can I get an Amen!?
I think I'm going to try the exercise and diet route... As a wise friend once said, "Eat Less, Move More". :-D