About Christy

10-08-2009
I am 44 years old.  I am starting this at around 190 lbs <edit:  I actually started at 204>  and am 5’9″.  I will post my actual weight when I start phase 1.   I have struggled with my weight my whole life but for the most part was able to keep my weight mostly under control until about three-four years ago.  My weight gain has been directly related to stressful events in my life; I have a tendancy toward emotional eating.  Frankly for the last few years I haven’t given a damn!   Also I quit smoking and gained almost 20 pounds. It was expected (not that I’m happy about it).  I am quite proud of myself for quitting cold turkey and also figure if I can do that, I can certainly handle the HCG protocol.  I’m one stubborn girl!

All in all I’m just a normal girl who wants to feel good and look hot!

About my HCG:

Pharmaceutical grade, HUCOG, 200 IU subcutaneous injection into thigh, volume is 1 cc.  Lots of mixing instructions result in a .5 cc dose, which mentally seems less challenging because you’re injecting less liquid.  But, I’ve read that absorption is better with a 1 cc volume; that is why I mixed mine that way.

01-19-2010 Update for Round 2:

I lost a total of 30 pounds in Round 1, starting at 204 and finishing at 173.7.  Woo hoo!  And, I have kept the weight off.  Round 2 is now upon me, and I am very happy about that and excited to start losing again and about reaching my goal.  Because reach it I will!  This round I am using Fertigyn HCG, 2000 IU mixed with 10 ML bacteriostatic water for a dosage volume of 1 ML, providing 200 IU HCG for each injection.  Still injecting subcutaneously into my thigh.  I have changed the injection site to my deltoid, using 1/2″ needles.  I will be remixing every 7 -10 days based on my results from Round 1 – I found if I did not remix at that frequency my results suffered.

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18 Responses to About Christy

  1. Christy says:

    One small update – I’m actually starting this journey at 204. It sucks, but it is what it is.

  2. joann christian says:

    Hi, I just started the diet and I am having a hard time with sticking to the food. Today I cheated a tiny bit, a few bites of pancake, bite of sausage. I am looking for support and found your blog to be great.
    Sincerely,
    Joann

    • Christy says:

      Thank you Joann, I appreciate your kind words. It is not a diet for the weak of heart for sure! Don’t worry too much about your momentary lapse, just embrace your self resolve again and get back on track! I know you can do it!! And keep in touch, let me know how you are doing.

  3. Collette says:

    Christy, I appreciate your candor and wit about your journey. Your journal is by far the best I have read, I am very thankful I found it. I will be starting on my own in the new year and will be reading your journal and following the recipes (planning on getting my garlic ready :).

    I do have a quick question, how you handle cooking for your family and yourself? I am a mom of three, a wife and a full-time student. Luckily, my husband has found success on Atkins last year (145+lbs lost) and still follows a low-carb, so I don’t have to alter too much on maintenance. It is the VLC days I don’t relish cooking two sets of meals. Any ideas?

    Looking forward to reading more of your journey.

    • Christy says:

      Hi Collette – thank you SO much – it really helps to get positive feedback on my blog. It’s kind of showing the world my underwear, only scarier 🙂

      As far as the cooking for myself: while on P2 I always cooked about 4 days worth (4 100 gram portions) of grilled chicken at a time. I would stick this in the fridge. I would either use this for lunch/dinner accompanied by a veggie or thrown into some broth for soup. I stuck to simple food, prepared simply. I bought the cookbooks etc but found I did better if I just did not overthink things.

      As far as cooking for family: it was hard, but it has to be done. I prepared things that the family normally consumed, and I made enough for leftovers. Sometimes I froze the leftovers. Sometimes I served frozen dinners, or frozen leftovers, or ordered pizza – or made sandwiches. I would also cook alot on Sunday and freeze family dinners for the upcoming week. Oh and the slow cooker was my best friend for family meals. THAT is a tip worth keeping!

      Keep it simple. It is far too challenging to spend a crapload of time preparing a delicious meal that you can’t eat. This I know – I did it at Thanksgiving. The family will get through this too, just like you will. Just stick to your determination and if they get impatient remind them of what your goal is, and that you are doing this for them too.

      Please keep in touch and let me know how you are, and how this is going for you!!

    • Christy says:

      And oh my gosh! Congratulations to your husband, what an accomplishment!

  4. Jesse Grillo says:

    Keep up the good quality writing, it is rare to see a nice posts like this one these days. Colors seem brighter when you are around. Well written! Super useful info. You think about this from far more than one view point.

  5. Jesse Grillo says:

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  6. Hello. Great job. I did not imagine this. This is a great story. Thanks!

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