Let’s show some love to Robin. She lost 50 pounds with HCG injections from her doctor and a very low calorie diet. Since then she gained a few pounds back and is learning to change her lifestyle for long term results. I think her story shows that short term diets can work, but in the long term you have to learn how to eat right and exercise to have lasting lifestyle change. I thank Robin for sharing her story and being so open and honest. I think that her story will truly help someone. Read her story below:
Note: I know that some people have problems with these plans, let me just say that up front. However, for many people who are under the supervision of a doctor they can be a viable alternative to things like weight loss surgery and it can be an option for those suffering from serious health issues with medical supervision.
“In 2011, I went to the doctor because I was feeling just sick. Having had high blood pressure for many years, I just assumed that my pressure (as we say) was high. I had been hospitalized at least three times previously due to my hypertension. Of course, I have heard the stories and advice, like you need to eat less salty foods and exercise more. I usually would eat fast food everyday because I am not a cooker. I was drinking alcohol, not exercising and eating late at night. I always had an excuse not to go workout or do the right thing. I even hated walking to my mailbox. I am a natural people watcher. I look at a person’s style, fashion, and the way they move in their clothes. All the while I’m thinking, I wish I could look like that or feel as confident as they looked. The feeling of dread increased because I was turning the big 4-0 the next year. I was going to be 40 and fat. I weighed in at 226 lbs and was wearing 18-20 size clothes. I was also having problems sleeping, getting tired quickly,and just was not feeling as youthful as I wanted to feel. In my mind, I did not feel like I was 40. My body was telling me I was 40+.
After a lot of encouragement and trips to the doctor, I decided enough was enough. I was introduced to homeopathic doctor by my co-worker. They have a masters degree in public health, is a holistic nutritionist and a health coach. The doctor suggested the HCG diet for me. At first, I was really skeptically, she promised if I worked hard on the program I would see the results. I promised I would give it my best. The program required me to give myself a shot of the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) manufactured drug every day and eat no more the 500 calories a day. I thought to myself, nope I am not going to make it. To make a long story short, I lost a total of 14lbs in the first week. At the end of the 6-week program I had lost a total of 50lbs. I went from a size 18/20 to a 10/12. I was so happy but I didn’t realize how the weight lost would affect me. The good part was my confidence in wearing the clothes I so desired to look great in went up, I was less tired, less stressed, and was think about food in a healthier way. The bad part was without support, I was unsure if I was going to be able to maintain it.
Today, I weight 183 pounds. No, it is not where I want to be. My goal is 165 pounds. However, I run 3 miles every day. I fight daily to make sure that I am doing the right thing. We all slip up on occasions. The HCG diet plan is not an excuse that I can use every time that I feel I need to loss fast weight. I have learned that it is up to me. I am still in a size 10 but believe me I battle with unhealthy habits. I am and will always remain a die heart FOODIE. I am now, however, watching what I put in my mouth and how much of it. I am an advocate for the HCG diet, for those like me who suffer from hypertension, borderline diabetic, and other health issues. I no longer need to take three blood pressure pills. With the plan’s help, I avoided going on medicine for diabetes and I love to provide help to others. HCG helped but it is up to me to keep being the soldier to maintain my SEXY.”