Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

by adustyframe ~ August 24th, 2010

Tellin the truth Tuesday

Well, if you’ve noticed I haven’t been faithful about this feature lately!

I’ve not  been off my diet or going crazy. Our summer has been SO busy and I changed the diet that I’m doing.

In my experience, people aren’t supportive unless you’re losing weight in a manner they approve of! If it’s not one of the big name diets there’s a lot of flak to deal with.

So, I’ve been pretty mum about what I’m doing. And since I wasn’t really telling what I was doing, I didn’t feel right about posting on “Tellin’ the Truth”.

Here’s the deal–

In the late spring after several months of research, I switched to the HCG diet. I take homeopathic drops and follow a very strict diet.

I’m eating healthy food and taking the prescribed breaks. The breaks are great because I have to learn how to maintain my weight loss.

I had a lot of reservations and things I was unsure of. However, I decided to give it a try. I’m not one to jump on bandwagons or take pills to lose weight.

But in the past, I’ve taken Arrbonne’s weight loss supplement, green tea supplements, sugar busters (or something like that)  and so I wasn’t opposed to taking something. I just didn’t want it to be like Phen-phen and have horrible side effects.

I’ve used homeopathy for several years, so a homeopathic supplement was right up my alley.

I gave this diet a try and began losing weight. I’m really happy that I’ve finally found something that worked. Weight Watchers wasn’t cutting it for me at all. Unfortunately I had/have  a LOT of weight to lose and I was trying and trying and nothing worked. I was about to give up again before my friend shared this diet with me.

I’m thrilled with the results.Since January of 2010 I’ve lost 71 lbs.

20 on Weight Watchers and the rest on this new plan.

I’m really tickled because I’ve tried for so long with no results. I thought maybe I’d just always be overweight. It’s really frustrating to work so hard and have few if any results.

I’ve had to get smaller clothes. My swim suit hangs off my backside! My wedding ring is going to have to be downsized soon. I pull my skirt off and on without unbuttoning just for the fun of it! I’ve had a lot of realizations about myself and food as well and I’m learning a lot about my body.

I still have  weight to lose but I finally feel like it’s possible!

I’m sure you may have questions, and I’ll be happy to help you if I can. I’m not interested in negative comments about the diet though. I made an informed decision and I’m reaping the rewards of my healthy eating and I’m not about to go back on the “approved diet” treadmill anytime soon!


14 Thoughts Shared to Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

  1. Pam

    Lizzie, that is spectacular!!
    As I mentioned yesterday i’ve lost
    Just over 22 pounds since May 20th.
    I bought the Glycimic Index For Dummbies
    Book for my guide. … And walk each day
    roughly 20 Minutes in the AM and 30 in the PM.
    No special foods……no gym membership…..
    You are so right Lizzie ….each person must
    Find something that works for them……my
    Health was suffering….and I was tired of being fat
    And letting food run my life!! There is lots
    Of prayer and praise to the Lord for giving
    Me the strength to carry on.

  2. Robin


    I would LOVE to hear about this diet in detail! I am in dire need to losing weight and Weight Watchers didn’t work for me either! Any information you could give me would be very much appreciated! Congratulations on your weight loss!

  3. MamaHen

    Wow Lizzie! That is amazing!!!!!! Could you email me with some more info? Thanks

  4. Robin in New Jersey

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment!

  5. Sally

    That is wonderfull. I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I’m sure it is hard at times. Wonderful you have found what works for you.

  6. E Hart

    I would love to know more about this diet, it sounds right up my alley! Where do you get the HCG from?

    harts1230 at gmail dot com


  7. Dee

    Oh please do share details!! God bless you and your efforts to be healthy!!

  8. Revka Stearns

    Fabulous! Way to go, Lizzie! That is a huge accomplishment.

    I’d love to hear more because I will need to lose about 80 pounds after our last baby is born in March. (That 80 pounds is pre-pregnancy weight, unfortunately). I don’t care if it’s a mainstream diet or not. Like you, I just want something that works but is not going to cause adverse side effects.

  9. Susanna

    yay for you ! 🙂 that is fab going. I have lost 16 lbs in the past 7 weeks. plenty more to go though. Do you have slimming world there? I think it may have launched in the states recently? well, for others trying to lose weight i would say give it a go- miles better than ww- it educaes you to eat healthily for life . keep on losing!

  10. katrina

    So happy that you’ve found what works for you! I’ve tried many things over the years and about the only thing that seemed to work was getting sick. That is, until about a month ago. I was at my annual appointment and mentioned stomach issues I’ve had as long as I can remember. She suggested I try a gluten-free diet. I feel so much better in so many ways! It’s unbelieveable! I’m starting to loose weight without even trying. Maybe now going to the gym will actually pay off on the scale instead of just fun for me. (I know I’m strange – I love working out!) I think my body has finally got the message. Or maybe I finally got the message that wheat, barley, and rye aren’t for me. I think the only down side is I have to pay more for my groceries. My coworkers have even noticed a change in my attitude. I feel much more calm and don’t get upset as easily.

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Janet

    I’m so proud of you, Lizzie! I would love more information on that diet, too. I would much rather do homepathic things than other diets that are available.

  12. Christy

    Yay! What an awesome accomplishment! Congratulations!!

  13. amy

    Wow!! I’m super impressed! You go girl!!

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