Tuesday, February 12, 2013


That's more like it. It looks like the steak worked, as has adding extra protein. This is a reminder that every round is different.

So the hormones! I added in progesterone and my free T3 went up! My progesterone went from .75 (normal range I think is 6-11) to 6.75. WOW! I'm sleeping better and am having less anxiety.

I'm not really in the mood to write right now but felt I needed to report the successes! Thank you guys!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

132, over a week in and struggling

Hey all,

I'm really sorry I've not been as active here as I should. I've become addicted to my ipad, and it's so much easier to post here on my laptop.

I mentioned my hormones last post and this week I got my 3 month results of adding progesterone in and am in awe. So much has changed with my thyroid by adding the progesterone and my once off the charts low progesterone is now normal.

I am having what feels like an old fashioned period. Keep in mind I've been uterus free since 2003. My breasts are killing me. I'm craving like crazy. I've had mild versions of this, but this really brings back memories. My energy is finally returning as well.

All that said, this has been a tough round. I recall reading others who blogged about starting a round at the beginning of their periods. I didn't get it, but I sure as hell do now. It's been so hard. Cravings, hunger for no real reason, crying jags, aching breasts, and just a feeling of failure. All I want is a steak.

That said, I'm going to find the leanest steak tomorrow and that's what I'm eating.

I'm determined to keep going, but this has been really hard.

OH, and please read this:


I'll post tomorrow what my hormones were 3 months ago versus today. I'm absolutely astounded.


Friday, January 11, 2013

128 and much to report.

The move, the holidays, the family, and the school has had me disconnected. I'm back.

I'm also very excited.

I've noticed that although I can release more weight with this protocol than any other way, after a few months, I need it again. 

For 12 years, I've struggled with hormonal imbalance. I've gone from doctor after doctor, only to be told I was depressed. Of course I was! Just look at my first post in this blog.

I met with a female hormonal specialist today who knows everything hormonal for women, including a total knowledge of the HCG diet. I asked her if I could do a round while we straighten me out, and she said it wasn't a problem so long as I start after my next blood draw. She quoted from Dr. Simeon with no problem. She said HCG was quite the miracle hormone as it pretty well fixed all other imbalances while in the system but as soon as it was gone, any hormonal imbalance prior to it entered the picture once more. This explains so much.

 I can't tell you how relieved I am. I have more blood work at the end of the month after 3 months of supplementing my progesterone, and we'll figure out if I need more or less progesterone supplementation (my level was .75 prior to the supplements and she said normal is between 5-8). My thyroid is wonky and we may need to adjust there as well. She also was totally aware of the HCG diet and gave me the go ahead to start another round after my blood is drawn. I was blown away by how much she understood hormones and how they all related. It looks like my ovaries are thinking about calling it quits, but she's on it. I can't wait to have my energy back!

I've not been reading your blogs, but I'm determined to and to concentrate on my health and balance.

I've got more coming I'm not quite yet ready to share.