Saturday, May 29, 2010

6 weeks is over- maintenance period begins!

Well 42 days has come and gone and we did it!! We successfully completed 6 weeks of hcg and we are so pleased with the results. 6 weeks, 26.5 pounds for me and 37 pounds for Jeremiah (nuts!)

It was REALLY hard at times but the scale and fit of our clothes was worth it all. We both still have about 20 pounds to go for our goal weight but to get this close to our goal weight is just wonderful! Jeremiah is the smallest he has been... well... in almost 10 years! He looks and feels great! I am putting on clothes (special dresses or few things I kept) from high school! A whole new wardrobe has to be purchased but it's SO worth it!

There were MANY times we wanted to quit, cheat or just felt discouraged. We were thankful we didn't and had people around us to encourage us!

We are now on a 3 week maintenance period. Still no sugars or starches but we go from 500 calories a day to 1500 calories! (sounds like SO much food after eating so little) but we don't have drops anymore and can have dairy, salad dressing, oils, all veggie's and fruits up to our allowed caloric limit. So wonderful! I had egg casserole and bacon this morning, melba toast with laughing cow spreadable cheese, a huge salad with cheese and dressing and turkey hot dog with chilli for lunch! So low in calories all those foods but SO delicious after a very limited menu before).

Our cruise is in 4 weeks so we are hoping to lose as much as we can by then and spend the rest of the summer getting down those last 20 pounds. Back to the gym this week (so excited) and much more going on in our lives!

Glad the hard part is now over!

4 comments:

Stephen and Amy said...

Congratulations you guys! you look great! Steve's dad has been doing that diet as well and has had similar success. That takes a lot of will power to stick to it!

Now that you're back to semi-normal food...lets get lunch or coffee soon!! I miss you!

Lauren said...

I love you guys and I'm so proud of you!!! Keep up the hard work, and more pics please!!!! :)

Amber said...

we are getting professional photos done in 2 weeks so those will be up and you'll get a few mailed to you :)

Thanks ladies for the encouragement!

Grant and Jodie said...

you guys are so inspiring! AMAZING. you both look so fabulous, i'm sure you feel it too. hopefully we'll run into each other sometime this summer.