Thursday, January 27, 2011

Never Say Never

For all of you who keep asking what happened to my blog, where is my blog, here it is again. I have to be honest, I have my reservations about starting this thing up again. First, it takes a lot of time. And those of you who know me know I am somewhat of a perfectionist (at everything besides dieting, that is). I became extremely busy last summer while focusing on my new business and was blogging less and less and felt guilty. That’s the main reason I stopped. Second, at times it is tough to air all of your dirty laundry. It is motivating...yes, inspiring...yes, and TOUGH. This time around is going to be the same, maybe worse.

I went back and re-read my last five posts or so and guess I’m ready to jump back in. Here goes. My last post was on September 21st where I declared my weight at 164.4. I can catch you up quickly on the past four months. I continued down that road of self indulgence through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and of course, football season woven throughout. My husband got a new deep fryer too at the beginning of football season so we could practice healthy eating with our neighbors every Sunday during the games - thank you very much! Which brings me to what I weighed at the onset of 2011 – 172. I was back up to practically where I started last Spring. All that hard work undone – just – like – that.

Let me back up to around Christmas-time. I was so sick of eating and drinking (but how ELSE am I going to get through the holidays, right?). You’ll recall my friends who tried the HCG diet last summer and had such wonderful success. Well, six months later, she had only put two pounds back on (due to “holiday” weight). In addition, one of my other friends at work had lost an amazing 52 lbs. on HCG in approximately 3 months. I know I said I’d “never do it”. Well, at this point I thought what the hell. I ordered it. I got the sublingual drops (you put under your tongue) online. I planned to start them on 1/8 and I did. Fast forward 19 days and I have lost roughly 16 lbs. I weighed in this morning at 156.3.

I know I will have some of you telling me the same exact things I told some of my friends when I first heard they were doing this diet – it’s unhealthy, it’s a fad, the weight will come back, blah, blah, blah and that is fine. I did quite a bit of reading online beforehand and I am comfortable right now with what I’m doing. And I am even taking that a step farther by blogging about it again here because I want to share my experience with you all. I hope you can at least be supportive of that.
That at least gets you all caught up. More soon on the ins and outs of this bumpy ride…and that is has been.


  1. Thanks for sharing Camie. You are an inspiration to me, as I need to get off my ass and lose 25lbs. I am going to look into HCG. Anything to kick start the lose.

    As I sit here eating pizza for lunch...your post came at the right time. Thank you!!

  2. I have heard about HCG but the thought of only eating 500 calories a day seems hard to accomplish. Eating, and drinking, is such a huge part of being social that I don't know if I could handle it. What are you doing to combat that part?

    Congrats to you on your accomplishments!

  3. I won't lie, eating 500 cals/day isn't easy. Some days it's not all that bad but some days I am starving. I just drink tea all day long (which really helps). The only thing that's different about being hungry when you're eating more but still dieting (say 1,000-1,200 cals/day) is that the weight is coming off sooo quickly that you feel more motivated to stay with it. In SOME people, the drops supposedly act as an appetite suppressant and I think once your tummy shrinks, you do feel less hungry. Regarding the social aspect, the diet is short-team (between 26-40 days depending upon how much you want to lose) so you just have to commit to not drinking/going out to eat etc. for that period of time, end of story. It's a small price to pay for that kind of weightloss in that time frame.