Saturday, November 06, 2010

Growing Pains

So, I'm on day 32 of this Hcg diet through I'm not a fan of drastic diets because common sense has always steered me away from anything that just offers a fast fix and not a permanant solution. But I turn 45 in a week and my metabolism was threading complete revolt.

Thus I'm adventure into this crazy diet that seemed so impossible for a food addict like me. I will tell you this is one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I'm happy to report that as of today I've lost 19 lbs. and have reached my main goal. Now I'd love to reach the weight on my driver's lisence, which is just 4.5 lbs. I have 8 more days to do it so I'm going to have to behave. LOL!

What zurprised me about this diet is how it broke my addiction to sugar, which is a big no-no on this diet, and is even discouraged after the main 40 day protocol is completed. I can now see how sugar has truly been my downfall. Even my sweet hubby made this discovery in his own diet. He went sugar free in January and dropped 20 lbs. in 2 months. The bum... ;-)

So, I've learned a lot about how my body feels without all that sugar and crud weighing it down, literally. And I can see long term benefits from eating cleaner. My plan after the three week maintenance phase of this diet is to move to the South Beach Diet. Another one I avoided until a friend around my age had greet success with it and loves eating this way everyday.

And after this 40 days of tight restrictions, that diet will seem like a dream. Happy eating!


Heather Diane Tipton said...

Congrats, girlie. I'm so proud of you

Susan DiMickele said...

Love your blog and thanks so much for your encouragement. Also, am looking forward to your book! Please let me know how I can help promote it. Just found you on Twitter.

Dineen A. Miller said...

Thank you, ladies! :-)Hugs!

Patti Lacy said...

You go on that diet! I thought you looked FABULOUS at ACFW.

I too want to help promote your book. So send me the scoop!


Ron Estrada said...

I knew you were older. I'll only be 44 next month. I got down to my thinnest EVER last year. I've put on ten pounds since, but it never ends. America is the land of food junkies. Congratulations, lady. Glad to see you're still hammering the keyboard.