Back on the hCG for Round Two

Well, I knew it was coming. The end of my six-week wait has arrived, and I started taking the hCG injections again.

The first three days are the “loading” days, so you get to eat whatever you like, although it should be food with a lot fat rather than sugar. Yesterday was my last day for that.

Today is VLCD, or very low calorie diet (that’s an understatement). I had a hamburger patty and some strawberries around noon. And later I had a cucumber and a single melba toast. Dad cooked up some tilapia later in the afternoon, and I ate before I really intended to: around 4:30. I had the fish, and some more strawberries. Since then I have felt hungry. I didn’t have another cucumber, so I ate an apple. I need to get to the store so I will have enough vegetables around to snack on. Apples make me hungry, and they aren’t a substitute for veggies anyway.

Looks like it’s going to take me a while to adjust again. There are people who report not having hunger during this diet, but I seem to have a little trouble. Last time I increased the dose, and the hunger became manageable. Headaches are common in the first few days. I have one right now. But, I will stick to the  program. Losing another 30 lbs sounds really good to me. It’s a huge carrot. Too bad I can’t eat it.