Thursday, May 27, 2010

OK, lovies. It's been a hard day and I'm having some thoughts...

Between the crabbiness, the break outs, the weight gain, work stress, and the 2nd day with a migraine, it's been a hard day. HOWEVER, I've had some time to think about what this round has done for me.

People have already said my face is thinner. At this weight after round 2, I was a size 6. I am now a size 2/4. I bought size 4 jeans at Costco today, sure they would fit. I can pull them off and on without unzipping or unbuttoning them. They go back tomorrow. They don't carry any smaller size either.

I was listening to Pounds and Inches (there is an audio version! I've put it on my site) and was listening to him talk about his experiments with obese patients before he developed the diet, but while still using HCG and he talked about fat not being lost, but that it shifted on the body. Granted, I've lost, but the original spirit of this round to be more about the fit and less about the numbers seems to have won out.

What more do I want, guys? I'm a friggin size 2/4. I look fantastic. I really do. I love my body. Yes, psychologically I'd be happier in the 100 teens, and I know I'll see those numbers again.

The good doctor talked about once you reach your goal if you've not completed 23 injections, to continue the protocol until you do but to increase your calories to 800-1000 a day.

I had an extra lemon today. I wanted it, and I knew it would be okay to have it.

You know what else I did? I'm having a sparkling water with vanilla stevia and a shot of vodka. It's helping my migraine.

I'd call this round done and stop now if it weren't for the fact that I had planned on starting back when I am home from Oregon. I may not start back up, but I want both options available. I need to stop my dosing as of Sunday to have both options.

So that's where I'm at, Lovies. My body has shifted. I'm struggling, and I'm making that struggle a little easier tonight. A size 2/4!  My body has had time enough to recover from surgery and it's time to start exercising full force again, and I'm so ready physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually for that! I've also learned I will always have another round in my future, just for detox purposes alone, and all the other benefits are gravy.

Thanks for being my sounding board. :)

And now for some perspective...


Lis said...

I think you hit the nail on this post - you are looking great, you are feeling good, and you have an option to do or not - great place to be!! And you will hve time to figure out where you want to go from here. Be nice to yourself, you are awesome!! :)
Love you!

Anonymous said...

I think you've made the right decision. I've reached this point before. It left me with comments from people saying I looked sick and tired. Enjoy your new body and see what other ways you can push it and improve. Challenge yourself with a run, in the gym but not with smaller sized clothing labels. Girlie,you can have it all! You've worked so hard and deserve everything that comes your way.

If it weren't for my back problems I wouldn't be doing another reshaping round. But I want to maintain and keep the wiggles and jiggles at a distance. Thank heaven and Dr. Simeons for protocol! *GRIN*

Jen Payne said...

What can I say, the pictures say it all! Who cares what the number is when the pictures speak the truth. A number is just a number, and fit and feel are what really matters. The real key is getting where you feel comfortable and then being very good about your maintenance!

Kathryn said...

All I can say is "Wow" - what a serious transformation. You have an ideal body now. Only you can decide if you want to do another round but if I looked like you do now, maintenance would be my focus. You look absolutley faaaaaaantastic!! I'm so envious but I know that I have to put in all the hard work that you have put into getting to this point. I'm finding R2 much harder than R1 focus-wise.