Friday, April 30, 2010

{Day 5 of HCG Diet}

Whew! What a week! Once we started the "Detox" part of the diet on Wednesday, it's been a little rough. But since we have each other for support, it's been better. Here's our testimonials for the first 5 days on the HCG diet....

Well it’s been almost a whole week on the HCG detox, I can say I am already noticing results. Jeans that used to be super tight on my waist are starting to require a belt.

It’s a bit trying, as driving around usually you notice the emanating scents wafting in from restaurants and fast food places. My co workers bring in doughnuts and buy lunch for us all but I hold strong and tell myself this HCG diet really works as long as I stick to the protocol. At first you feel hungry but the drops diminish that, you will notice your body feeling different, like the HCG kicking in and doing its thing. The cravings still exist, that’s the one thing that the HCG cannot overpower at first. I still would love to have a huge bar of chocolate or a giant milkshake, but it’s all mind over matter. I’ve always been a firm believer that whatever we decide to do, or put our minds to, it can happen and will happen. Nothing is impossible, and with the HCG it makes dieting all the more better.

The greatest asset in this diet is my wife Angela. It would be twice as hard if she was not doing the diet with me. She’s there for motivational support, and also the fact that both are experiencing the same things as I am. It’s a huge relief knowing that I’m not alone in this. We find it easier since both of us can talk to each other about our thoughts, feelings, and cravings!

Let’s hope week 2 goes as great as week 1 has been!

Angela: I was telling Brandon last night, "I wouldn't be able to do this diet without you". Since it's my first time doing it, I'm SO glad I have him for the support and motivation. But I'm sure I can do it on my own if I were to do it again. I feel good so far. The first day, it was a little rough, but we got through it. I like that we've changed our eating habits. Every night before bed, Brandon weighs & cooks the chicken breast for us, for the next day. He also throws in a vegetable and cooks it all with seasoning. I really think this will completely change our whole outlook on eating, in a good way. We needed portion control.

Before we would just eat whatever and wouldn't care. Now, we appreciate food more. I get excited to wake up in the morning to drink my tea and eat a piece of melba toast. So good! I thought the drops would taste funky, but they don't taste like anything so it's easy. It's getting easier each day, for sure. Stay tuned!

We will weigh in on Monday, which marks one week of being on the diet and post our weight for everyone to see our progress. (We have been weighing ourselves every morning to see our progress, but we'll just post our weekly results for you).

Until Monday everyone! Have a fabulous weekend!

A & B

Monday, April 26, 2010

{ Day 1 of HCG Diet} "Loading Day 1 of 2"

We have always been curious about the HCG diet ever since Brandon's co-workers raved about it and swore by it. We never got around to it with me being pregnant (*you can not do the diet if pregnant or nursing*) and with being occupied with our baby girl.

We finally decided to commit to it when an opportunity arose to be testimonials for a company that exclusively sells oral HCG. You can check out their website here:

This is a 23 day commitment. Day 1 & 2 is the "Loading Phase" where you have to load up on FAT and start taking the HCG drops (3 times a day). Day 3 and on is a detox where you will follow a 500 calorie diet while taking the HCG drops everyday, 3 times a day.

So today was Day 1 of the "Loading Phase". This part of the diet seems the hardest because we don't eat a lot of foods with "fat". We weighed in first thing this morning before eating & after using the bathroom.

Here's our current weight:

{Brandon}: 233.8 lbs

{Angela}: 204.2 lbs

We will post a new blog on our status & update every Sunday for the next 3 weeks.

Until then...

{A & B}

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

{Today was a GOOD day}

We just got back from San Diego late last night. It was a fun trip with our family and friends. Time always seems to go by WAY to fast when we visit. 

From reading the title, it may seem as if something spectacular happened to me today, but no. Just another day in paradise with my baby girl. We just had a 'good' day. 

This year is going by too fast. I can't believe it's already April. I start school in two and a half months. I'm excited, yet nervous and anxious. It's been SO long since I've been in school so I'm not sure what to expect. All I know is that this is way over due and I want to put 110% into this. I don't want to miss a day of class. I want to learn, learn, learn. My passion has always been in skin care and make-up, among other things like photography and acting. I want to be successful... I WILL be successful. 

I fall in love all over again with Elora, everyday. She never fails to amaze me. I love how everyday I notice something new that she does. Her voice when she baby talks makes our hearts smile. When I see my Mom & Dad with Elora, being goofy, laughing & smiling... it truly brings my heart so much joy. It's amazing how someone so tiny and new can bring so much into our lives. Elora has definitely changed our lives, for the better.