Monday, September 28, 2009

Think Thin ~ Day 1

Hello there!! I've decided to start a "diet diaries" blog.... I am going to try really, really hard at writing religiously!! I am at a point in my life where the lbs just keeping making their way onto the scale & it screams at me!! I don't do "diets" but it's time.

I'm sure many of you have heard about HCG...well that's the one I'm doing!! There are shots & drops, I am doing the drops. They are much cheaper & I've heard they have the same effect. For those of you who have not heard about this diet, it is a 500 calorie diet. Yes, I know what you're thinking! (Is this girl crazy?!) I will let you know at the end of this journey :) I am thinking very positively & know in my heart I will be much happier when this is completed.

Day 1 is also a "gorge" day...meaning, you take the drops (I am doing 15 drops, 3x a day) 30 minutes before I eat. So, today & tomorrow I will take the drops & eat regular food. The protocal says to eat more fattening foods, because you won't be getting much fat at all on this diet. A week before this whole thing, I did a "cleanse" to get all toxins out of my system and kind of start fresh! :) It was nice, I've never done one before & I recommend it to anyone. The one I used is called 10 day cleanse. My Mom actually told me about it. She and my sister are doing this with me. I think it will help to have them as a support team! :) I've also found out a lot of things on facebook. I added YourHCG to my friends on facebook & have talked with some really great people who have helped me get excited to start this change!!!

I will gladly take any tips, from those who know about this diet from experience. I am new to this & hopefully I can shed some light to anyone who has thought about this diet. I do, however want to think of it as a lifestyle change, rather than a diet. Just because a diet sounds SO boring!! lol. Like I posted as my title for day 1, think thin!! :) I've heard this quote a few times & would like to share it: "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" And I know that will keep me going if I think about it often!!

I will try & write at least once a day (maybe more) and hopefully not less!! Any support will be greatly appreciated!! I need all the positive support I can get!! I CAN, and I WILL do this!!


  1. Stephanie- Just wanted to let you know that I just read your blog entry. Very inspiring! I love that quote as well "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!" I believe that 100%. I am very excited for you and this HCG program (NOT diet) you are starting. I KNOW that you can succeed! I have never been on it so I don't know personally how it works. But, I have heard of many success stories from it! I think I told you this before but 95% of the patients that my husband have treated with this have been very very successful! I am so excited for you! Keep me posted. Losing weight is very very hard! But, it is very very attainable too if you have the right mindset, drive, dedication and hope. YOU WILL SUCCEED! Keep those words in your mind at all times! Keep a mental picture of what you want to look like when the program is complete. Not just a picture you WANT to look like, but a picture you KNOW you will look like when all is said and done. Don't doubt yourself. Never tell yourself that you won't be able to do it. Be very positive. I want to just quote you a few lines from one of my most favorite poems.
    "If you think you are beaten you are; If you'd like to win but think you can't its almost sure you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the one who wins is the one who THINKS he CAN." I know its a little cheesy but I love it and I try to live by it. Love you Stephanie!!

  2. You can do this! I'm so proud of you!

  3. I am on your side. Hope I can offer some words of encouragement as you go though this process. Remeber when it is 2am and you have a craving you can always call me. It's day time here in China!! If you don't have my number let me know. It is a Kaysville number, I think.

  4. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Good luck, and I will be rooting for you! My sister-in-law did this, saw GREAT results, but didn't stick with it, so I am encouraging you to STICK TO IT! Go Girl!!

  5. I am so excited to share in your journey. I wish I would have started a blog like this. I guess I can start now right? I have lost 100 pounds in the last year. I did a 500 calorie diet for the first 3 month--it's not too bad. I remember people saying "You have to eat more or you will feel faint and have no energy" It was so UNTRUE. Other people say "Your body will think it is starving and will hold on to any calories it gets" ALSO WRONG!! Your body knows it has stored energy to break up and use. Now I eat about 950 calories a day and workout 8 - 10 times a week. I feel wonderful!! I am not yet thin, but I am feeling the thinness coming my way. Best Wishes as you start this life changing experience! You have the enthusiasm and energy to accomplish it!