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Clearly I'm not great at introducing myself. You can read below how I started. I've pretty much stayed in the 160 range for the last year. I did manage to go from the top of the range to the bottom in that year. But my body will not let me stay in the 150's for any length of time. Over the last few months I've had people tell be about other people who are on a 500 calorie diet. I have said in disgust that one can not lose weight and stay healthy on a 500 calorie diet! Well then someone bothered to explain to me exactly what it was, the HGC diet, and how it worked. Then they had my attention! What, something that can make my body lose the fat in all the right places and then reset my body's memory for what weight it should be at? HMMM! After much research and going back and fourth, should I do sublingual or injection. I finally made up my mind! Injection! Yes, some think I'm crazy but that has never stopped me before. :-) I ordered up my supplies and waited. I had a vacation coming and I had to wait until I got back from that, then I could start. At times I wasn't certain if I was more excited about the vacation or getting home to start the HCG. I'm hoping to blog my progress but we'll have to see how that goes. So here I am on day one of the injection and my prayer is that it does exactly like everyone says it does. I would love for my belly to go away and actually have a waist! In my research I read about a gal who saw several people that had lost weight and said that the people who had lost it with diet and exercise just looked like smaller fat people and the people that lost with HCG looked awesome! That has stayed with me because that is exactly how I feel, just like a smaller version of my fat self. So off I go to finish up this journey I started with a great supportive HCG team behind me all the way! I love Sparkpeople!!!

O.K. Here I am 5 months into my journey here on Spark and 50 lbs down from where I was a year ago. I turned 40 in February, look better than I have in years and I'm not done yet!

I'm 39 years old, newly single and am ready to lose some of my weight! It all started with the realization that the Capri's I bought last spring were hanging on me just 3 months later. I decided that if my weight could fall off without me noticing then this is the time. Now mind you the weight fell off after my now ex-husband finally moved out of the house. Hmm, stress eating??? So just a couple of days after I decided to get back on the treadmill, a friend of mine told me about Spark! I am hooked. I am so excited about so many parts of my life right now. I'm starting a new business that I love doing. I am losing weight and I'm feeling great. I feel like I have a new lease on life. My time is here and now. God has great things in store for me.

Member Since: 10/19/2008

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I have pretty much maintained my weight throughout the summer. I was out of town so much that my menu planning and exercise have slacked a bit. I am still at the lowest weight I can find on old weigh in sheets. I think this is probably what I weighed when I was 21.

Now that the kids are ready to start school, I'm ready to get back on track and lose the last 16 lbs to my goal.

O.K. I lost about 6 of those 16 lbs. Apparently my body really likes this weight. Well I'm starting the HCG protocol and I'm going to see what weight my body thinks it should be at. I would like to get down to my drivers license weight, which is 135. I have to say this amuses me greatly because that weight was listed when I was 16. I'm willing to bet that I lied by 5 lbs at the time, probably dying that someone would know my weight. In all of these years, 25 to date, my weight has never been changed on my license.

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