Rhonda’s HCG Success
Please Welcome Rhonda Valentine
I joined this Facebook group on 23/11/13 and started HCG a week later.
My story is……
I have been obese all my life – 123kg was my heaviest weight. I have Type 2 Diabetes (diagnosed 2010 or 2011), PCOS & Insulin Resistance. When diagnosed with the diabetes I was 116kg. I slowly (& I mean slowly) lost a little weight with the help of the diabetic medication.
Back in Nov 2013 my fabulous boss was chatting with her sister and explained to her how she sees what I eat (which was low GI food) and what small amounts of food I consume and she really felt for me because the weight just didn’t budge (bless her!). May I add that since being diagnosed with the diabetes, I had stopped drinking booze.
It was my boss’ sister that recommended I see her Integrative Doctor and the rest is history. He said to me that until we can unlock your hypothalamus, you will never ever lose weight. Well at that point I burst into tears and the light bulb went off. I said to the doctor, “do you really really think this HCG Protocol will work?”. He was adamant it would. I wasn’t too convinced, but decided I had nothing to lose, so I should give it a go. How is it that it took 47 years for a doctor to tell me this? I knew over the years I had tried to eat low GI foods – thinking it was the best thing to do, but to no avail with the weight loss. Starting HCG has been the best thing I could have ever done for my health. Also, the doctor said my Insulin Resistance would reverse itself and the diabetes would disappear for a couple of years.
R1P1D1 – 105.2kg – let the loading begin! I remember thinking if I could get to 99.9kg I would be over the moon! I did P2 for 6 weeks and lost 7kg. Then in P4 I lost an additional 7kg (14 all up for R1).
A few more weeks go by and my blood glucose readings are spot on! Yeah for me – my health was improving!
Another few days go by…..
It was a Sunday afternoon, as I drove home from having a lovely lunch with my friend at the Central Coast I was feeling absolutely sleepy on the freeway and had to talk myself into staying awake, it was definitely a struggle – I had the air conditioner up high to keep me alert, along with the radio volume up. That didn’t seem to make much of a difference as I could feel myself wanting to fall asleep (against my will). I hate to say this but I had a micro sleep for a couple of seconds. I must have put my foot on the brake and the jolt woke me up. Very dangerous situation, whilst driving, especially at 110 kph. I was obviously in a state of hyperglycaemia as 2 of the signs are tiredness/lack of energy & headaches (I got a migraine at the lunch).
About 3 or 4 days later whilst at work I could feel the same thing happening again, so I took my blood glucose level (within an hour of eating my lunch) and to my surprise my level was at a low level of 4.9 (it should have been a lot higher than that). I decided I needed some sugar/carbs to quickly raise my blood glucose, so I bought a cappuccino & 2 small biscuits. I went back to the office and immediately tested my sugars again. Even more surprising, was that it had dropped even further to 4.6. That concerned me, as it should have risen immediately, so I left a message for my doctor. A few hours later the doctor’s receptionist phoned, to say the doctor wanted me to eat double the amount of food for dinner that night and to speak with him the next morning (I was on P2 on 500 cals per day at that time). My doctor advised me to reduce my diabetic meds by another tablet (I had already gone down by one tablet). So 2 tablets down and 1 more to go! My blood pressure too was very low that morning 99/60. It’s now been about 11 months since I last took any diabetic medication. That in itself is a huge achievement, especially when my Endo wants me to stay on the meds forever – well I don’t think I’ll be making an appointment any time real soon to see her!
Now on to the back muscles – this was around the same time as the hyper above!
I had had a sore back for about 8 days or so and it was getting worse. Not even a massage would ease the pain. My dear boss made an appointment for me to see her acupuncturist. I explained to him how I was on HCG drops; that I’d lost 14.5kgs; the hyper, etc He explained to me that when someone loses or gains 15kgs that changes how the muscles work in their back. It also classically alters the hip flexes (ie muscles on the pelvis area). They put a strain on the mid back and diaphragm. He said no wonder why I felt like I had been ‘winded’ & he asked me had I found it hard to breathe. He raised my legs (separately) and put his hand on my pelvis. I nearly jumped through the roof and pulled his hand away. I didn’t even know I was sore there! It had been close to 30 years since I had been this low in weight and my poor muscles had to hold me up for all those years whilst being over weight – poor buggers!. Now they were starting to change!
I have never had a big bum, but I had lost weight in that area and the acupuncturist said the hip flexer was now working over time, because I don’t have a bum (who would have thought that could happen?). The needles he put in my sides & crown of my head were a great help & relief!
The acupuncturist was very helpful, especially in terms of my diabetes. He said my battery had been challenged and hence I was feeling tired & fatigued. My body was over revving and consuming too much energy. My yin was not as strong as what it should be. I can’t remember what he said about the yang! My cells weren’t getting enough energy, so hence the exhaustion.
Round 2 arrives – in terms of weight loss that was a disaster. Once you add in all the gains, stalls & losses, in total I lost 1.8kg in 37 days. Oh well, not much you can do about that.
Round 3 comes and goes – not too much to report.
I’m now in Round 4 Phase 4. I gained a couple of kilos over Christmas and am trying to get rid of them now. All in all I have had an amazing journey on protocol. The lowest weight I got to was 82.5kg (I think) which is more than 40kg lost from my heaviest weight ever.
My size 20DD bras are long gone and I’m a 14E. Size 12 undies – I could never have imagined wearing them, along with size 14 skinny jeans. I have no more “fat” clothes in my wardrobe.
I still have a long way to go, but each day just gets better and better. I don’t cry in “normal” clothes shops anymore from being overwhelmed, which is what I did when I first went shopping in them last year some time. I don’t recognise the “obese” me in photos, however, I am still trying to fathom the “slimmer” me in photos (although I am still overweight).
I have met some lovely people from this group – in person (in NSW, SA & QLD).
If sharing any part of my journey can inspire others to be the healthiest they can be, then that makes me smile & what an awesome gift to give someone. Anything is possible, it’s everyone’s choice whether or not they choose to make it happen. How much does everyone want to lose their fat & get healthier & what are you willing to do to get it?
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Strengthen that desire, as weak desires bring weak results. Success leads to further success. It doesn’t come to you – you go to it. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep on trying. What’s that saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again”. Once you make the decision that you want to commit to this journey, then stick with it, no matter how small your wins are, or even stalls/gains for that matter, you are that one step closer to accomplishing what you want. As I’ve said before, I must be the “slowest weight loser” in this group, but it hasn’t perturbed me one little bit. I knew if I continued on with my commitment then the results would come. And they have! It is terrific to see so much support here for each other, so please keep it up. For all the newbies on this site, if you haven’t yet started HCG, what are you waiting for?
Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Happy Australia Day folks and don’t forget to keep up the water intake!