Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Diet Day 1 (sort of)

Here I go. Another diet. I know. you're rolling your eyes, aren't you? Well, I feel good about this one. I really do. I feel that it's doable. The reason?? Beacause people that I know in the community (from the school) have done it with MUCH success. And when I say MUCH, I'm talking, like, losing 3 or 4 clothing sizes. Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. What've I got to lose? Weight. That's what. And lots of it.

So, here's the deal. I have to take these HCG drops under the tongue twice a day. They taste sort of like Ambisol for the gums, without the numbing effect. It's not too bad. Now, here's the fun part: the first two days of the diet with the HCG drops are called "gorge days". Yep, you read that right. Gorge. Eat as much as you can. No limits. Seriously, I sat with a tub of Ben & Jerry's & enjoyed every last drop. That was a great way to get rid of chips, candy, & cookies in the house too. Just gorge. My jaw was killing me though, from chewing so much food.

The next phase of the diet started today. It's only 500 calories + the HCG drops. Not much at all. It's very, very strict. But, the good news is that it's only for 21 days. See? Very doable. This is also a detox, so I had to change alot of stuff--like what I use for shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, & soap. Who knew that your body absorbs that stuff?

No, I'm not turning into some freakish crazy health person. Trust me. That'll never happen. I love junk wayyyy too much for that. But, this is sort of to reset my metabolism & get all the toxins out. I mean, it's supposed to reset the body as if I am 20 again. Okay, when I was 20, I was a size 8, almost a size 6. Yeah. I would love that again.

So bear with me as I take this journey. I have no idea how it will work for me. As I said, I'm seeing moms from the school who have lost between 30 & 40 pounds in a matter of 3 or 4 weeks following this. I am so excited at the thoughts that I could be next! I am doing this for better health. Yeah, I want to fit in "skinny" jeans again. (Heck, I'd settle for "skinnier jeans, at this point). And yeah, I want people to do a double take when they look at me. But I want more than that. I want to look in the mirror & LOVE what I see. I don't have that right now. And I want to be healthy, for the sake of my kids. I watch Biggest Loser. I know the side effects of big people. I just don't want to put my kids through that.

So. Stick with me. Encourage me. Support me. I know I can do this.