It’s only taken me 30 years to be healthy happy thin but heck, who the hell is counting? At least I got there in the end. Just like a fine red wine, I have matured with age and will (hopefully) age gracefully too. Seriously though, it took me 28 years to stop believing everything I read about healthy eating and 2 years to get rid of my chronic pain AND 42kg once I started listening to my body and took matters into my own hands! Even if I say so myself, I think that’s pretty damn remarkable!
I started this blog so people could read how I lost the first 31kg and recovered from chronic pain – you can read about that here and here . I maintained my weight by avoiding the foods that inflamed me and was quite comfortable and happy in my own skin. I was healthy happy thin -ish and had gone from a size 18/20 down to a size 12 and seriously would have been quite content to see my days out at that weight and size. I had loads of energy, I was healthy, I was loving life, but I wanted to see if I could get back to what I weighed in my late 20’s. I had finished my nutrition studies through Changing Habits (if you are interested in the online nutrition course I chose to do, as it resonated with my beliefs of health and wellness, you can read about it here ) and was inspired to try one of Cyndi’s protocols, which she adapted from the 1950’s Pounds and Inches HCG Diet, developed by Dr Simeons.
A lot of planning and food preparation is needed to succeed with this protocol. The timing of when and how you start this protocol is essential as it is a process that needs to be followed to a T. The protocol is divided into 4 phases and I did my 4 phases over 63 days, so essentially you need to find two months when you cannot have any excuses about this function to go to, that child’s birthday, no Christmas parties, etc. You need to be in the right head space as once you start, you can’t stop until you’ve progressed through all 4 phases, otherwise you are just kidding yourself and you won’t succeed.
Personally, having followed such a strict personal eating plan for the last 2 years, I found this protocol a walk in the park. I was seriously never hungry and the weight just melted off. If anybody thinks my usual eating plan is restrictive, then don’t even consider this protocol as it is 100 times more restrictive. Before starting on the protocol, I was skeptical to say the least. Homeopathic HCG drops are taken three times a day and my pharmaceutical brain had me believing I was going to be starving hungry, irritable and a witch to live with. I did not believe the homeopathic drops could perform the miracles they were touted to perform! Boy was I surprised as to how quickly and effectively they worked! From day 1 I felt different, and at no stage did I think I could not do this. Being prepared food-wise is key to succeeding. So, if you are interested, just click on the link below and you can find out everything you need to know, how the drops work, the support offered by Changing Habits, what you need to take along with the drops, how to order, etc. I have been amazed as well as to how my whole body shape has changed. Although within 10kg of my ideal body weight when I started the protocol, I think the excess 10kg I was carrying was between my waist and knees. This is where I have slimmed down considerably, but have lost a bit more in other areas too.
Maybe this is for you, maybe it isn’t, but for me, this has been the icing on my weight-loss cake. No more guilt, no more shame, I can now hold my head high and walk my talk and best of all, no more pain!
ps…I am now a size 10 🙂