Back in June my friend posted on facebook that she was starting the hcg diet. My boss has been doing it on and off for the past six months and had lost a bunch of weight so I knew that it worked. I have just been holding off in order to keep it as a last resort. Well, it was last resort time! So I decided to go for it and see what would happen.
During the past month I have had to endure a 4th of July breakfast, a BBQ, a vacation, family dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, picnics, and so many food related activities I have lost count. In fact, had I not been doing this diet, instead of losing 25 pounds, I would have gained 5 pounds at least considering the sheer amount of food that I had to avoid. It has taught me a lot about just how food-centric my lifestyle is.
So here is my final picture taken today. I am going to start a second round (Dave is doing this one with me) at the beginning of September, but it will be a shorter round this time and I hope to lose about 15 more pounds before my high school reunion on October 3rd. Bottom line, it is hard, but it works. And I am hoping that I have made enough changes mentally to never go back!
March - August 2009