So, for anyone who has read my ramblings, you already know I pledged to lose 50 lbs. At that time, I had not completely commited to a plan. I know the correct way to lose weight – eating right, eating less and exercising. However, I am one who does better with a plan.
A friend of mine suggested I try Dr Simeon’s protocol and hcg injections. She lost 30 pounds and has kept it off. Then a bunch of her co workers got on board and also had great success. She e-mailed me a link to Dr Simeon’s information, “Pounds and Inches.” For several days, I poured over the information and other sites contemplating if this was for me. My hubby says that once I get something in my head, I don’t give up. I guess it’s true. I knew it was something I wanted to do. And, being a nurse, I knew I could give an injection …. the question was could I give myself one? Once I decided that I could, the search was on to find a supplier of the hcg. While I found that it is not illegal to bring it into the US for personal use, weightloss is not a generally accepted use among many US doctors. We did try to speak to a local doctor about it. However, it took me all of about 2 seconds to realize he had no idea what he was talking about. Keeping my mouth closed (which was very hard to do), I let him rant and then we quickly left his office. Since the hubby was uncomfortable with me ordering overseas, I found a clinic here in Tennessee that will mail it to you after a health questionare, telephone consult and a CBC. It is more pricey, but still something I was willing to do. During my consult with the clinic, she suggested prepping myself for the process by doing a dieter’s cleanse and cutting back on caffeine. I did the cleanse. All I can say is YUCK! I am now in my 1st week of diet and injections. The injections are not too bad. The VLCD (very low calorie diet) is easy to follow. But, I am wishing I had followed her advice to cut back ahead of time on the caffeine. My head is absolutely throbbing!
They suggest you do some sort of exercise everyday. I have been sproadic in my excercise, at best. But now, I have also made the commitment to exercise consistently. And having bought the new exercise bike, I continued on with that plan today by trying program #2. It took me through low resistance intervals with varying “target” speeds of 16 to 18 mph. It did not have a pre set time so my goal was 10 miles or 200 calories – whatever I hit first. I hit the 10 miles in 36.57 minutes and just shy of 200 calories (194). My pulse ranged from 100 to 124 and it proved to be a little more difficult than the program #1.
I realize there are advocates and skeptics about all things. While I have chosen this plan for myself, it may not be for everyone. As always it is best to consult your doctor before beginning any diet plan. If you want more information or think this plan may be for you, check out these web sites. I am not being paid to advertise. I am just a client.
And if you have any questions or comments, I would be happy hear them.