Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Year 2013 - Goal of 153 Pounds in One Year - hCG Diet

HCG
Scales do not lie
1-1-13 to 1-11-13
85 down 139 to go.


Ok It has been along time since I posted. Sorry about that. I have been bouncing between 350 and 375 for the past two years. On December 26th my wife and I started a medically supervised hCG diet under the care of Mila Q. McManus, M.D. The Woodlands Wellness MD 

The scale readings to the left show my progress over the last 11 days.  So now 334.6 started at 349.   So 15 pounds in 11 days is better than I expected.


THE DIET 

The hCG diet involves daily injections of hCG hormone along with a restricted 500 calorie a day diet.  To minimize the stress of only eating 500 calories a day our doctor has suggested supplements and weekly injections of B-12 and amino acids to help us feel our best. 

It has been great so far. Only eating 500 calories a day is not very hard while taking the daily injections for hCG. I have felt only minimal hunger but have completely eliminated my high blood sugar, water retention and nighttime frequent visits to the bathroom. It has been great.
The only small downside is an increase in Gout pain which I manage with a daily dose of Colchicine.

A new year update page would not be complete without a before picture to mark the starting point of this leg of the journey. 

Jan 1,2013     349 pounds



When you are only eating 500 calories the taste of the food is so important.  We have opted to use the Dinner Dude  hCG diet menu so we would not have to prepare our own food to avoid any over indulgences.  They have a weekly menu and I highly recommend their food.  My favorite is the Texas Chili 197 calories with the Beef Kbob a close second 207 calories.  The diet has almost no carbs or fat and all the meals are green veggies and very lean protein sources.


GOAL AND TARGETS

With this great jump start I have set a goal of 153 pounds during this year.  With that I will be at my all time goal weight of 196 pounds.   To make the goal more manageable I am breaking it into four smaller goals corresponding to the four quarters of the year.


So for the period January to March 31 I want to lose 50 pounds and for each following period I need to lose 34 pounds.  I am nine pounds better than the goal trend line right now and hope to keep it up to hit the first target 79 days away.



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