Starting Weight: 194.0
Today’s Weight: 185.4
Pounds Lost: 8.6
Nearly nine pounds down, and nearing the end of day eight on the Trim Nutrition HCG plan.
The questions I get asked the most right now when I tell people I am doing the HCG diet?
1) Are you hungry?
Yes. I’m still hungry every few hours. But, I just make sure I eat every 2 hours or so – a carb option here, a fruit option there – and that seems to get me through the day just fine.
2) Don’t you miss food?/Do you like eating so much salad?
Of course I miss food! This is temporary though. As of today, I have 23 days left on this part of the plan. (Yes, I am counting down.) As for the salad-eating, I actually am enjoying it. I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty sure I have a gluten sensitivity and I am feeling great without gluten and dairy in my system. I’m just thinking of this process as a time to heal my body and eat only foods that are good for me.
A few notes on the last few days, and then I’ll tell you how many inches I lost this first week!
This was the first day I ate a protein option for breakfast instead of at lunch. Seemed to work well for me, and I did it all of the other days after this one. I bought Vitamin C and Charcoal at Whole Foods because I read that they would help with my detox symptoms – headache, shakiness, general feeling of blah. I also picked up some low-calorie, gluten-free carb options on my shopping trip to replace the melba toast/breadstick allowed on the plan.
One of my first big successes on the diet! I was out working at a Starbucks while the kids were in preschool, and a friend invited us over for lunch. Instead of hitting a drive-through and taking food to her house, I stopped at a grocery store and bought salad ingredients. Vinegar, green apple and lettuce was a favorite salad of mine this week, and it’s what I picked on this slightly tempting day as well --
This was the first day that my headache was gone! So happy. So relieved. I was getting rather sick of having a constant headache day in and day out! Andrew and I had an amazing dinner that I scarfed down too quickly to take a photo of – grass-fed beef and a cucumber salad. It was amazing. In the evening, we watched a movie (insert plug for Butter here) and I knew I would want something snacky, so I baked up some apple slices with stevia and cinnamon and made apple chips. Surprisingly satisfying!
Huge, huge, huge victory today. We went on a family adventure (that deserves it’s own blog, so I’ll try to post about it tomorrow) with our local Whole Foods store, and the outing included lunch. I would be lying if, when everyone at the table started ordering burgers, nachos, fries, etc., I wasn’t silently screaming inside. But, I persevered, ordered a Caesar salad with literally only the chicken and the romaine, and dumped some vinegar from home on top. I would also be lying if I didn’t say that I walked out of the restaurant feeling like a ROCK STAR!
Tomorrow is day 9 – day 7 of the VLCD. They’re right – the first 5 days of the VLCD are the hardest. It becomes a mental battle after that. 9 pounds in a week is nothing to sniff at – and neither is…
That’s right! I lost a foot of “Terri” this week. Some of the major areas that I lost --
2 inches from my waist
2 1/2 inches from my chest
2 1/2 inches from my mid-section
I’m shrinking you guys. It’s totally worth it. I can do anything for 23 more days.
Here’s another of the yummy lunch salads I had this week – strawberries and spinach with a little balsamic.
I’ll post another update early next week!
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