Life gets busy, and while dieting that is a good thing. Stress, not so good! But at least I didn’t turn to food and pig out when it hit this time.
Fortunately we had a long holiday
weekend. It was a nice break. Monday on the 4th my family all came over to my house. My dad cooked some chicken and ribs. The smell drove me crazy and I broke down an cheated! Isn’t it funny that I am considering eating an extra 3oz of chicken a cheat? Well that and one rib…ok, maybe 2! The BBQ was amazing, I just couldn’t resist. Some of the best chicken ever!
Since I had “cheated” I decided to just have my fruit (snack) for dinner. So that is what I did – just an apple. And…I wasn’t hungry! How strange is that!
It has been a week since my last weigh-in and I have lost 4 pounds! Needless to say I am very excited. I have been on the program over a week now and feel like I can really do it.
Last Thursday, on day 4 of my very low calorie diet my hunger was much less. Now the hunger has gone except before meals. I do still have cravings, especially when I am bored, but I am not going to give into it.
Part of my program is a weekly visit with the doctor and a B12 shot. Since starting this diet I haven’t felt sleepy or run-down. Usually when I start a diet and exercise program the first few weeks I am exhausted.
It takes 21 days to make something a habit, I am 7 days in and very excited about finishing the program. The first few days of the 500 calories were really hard but it got much better. It has really helped having all the food already made. I am planning to cook some of my meals this weekend and grilling out one night as well, a very nice steak!
After my 40 days of the HCG drops I will move into a 21 day transition. I will stop taking the drops and at that point I will increase to 1200 calories. I will also get to introduce a few new foods and larger portions. It still follows the same approach, low carb diet.
Well it is late, if I stay up too much longer I will be hungry…good reason to try to get more sleep. I am hopeful the numbers will be down again tomorrow.