Today I am doing an Apple Day. After weighing in this morning, I am on my 4th day of a stall. Normally, I would have done and Apple Day on the third day, but I was sick yesterday and thought that might be why the scale didn't move. I still think that may be true, but I do much better with taking action than I do with staying the course and letting things fix themselves (that sounds like a therapy session waiting to happen).
It's much easier to write about successes than stalls, but I would be doing a disservice to my readers if I give you less than the whole story. In the event that you ever decide to do HCG you'll need the whole story.
The basic idea of an Apply Day is that you eat only apples (up to six) in a 24 hour period from noon-noon. The point is two-fold, to reduce water weight and to allow for a mental reset to prepare you to carry on with your protocol after a stall. Dr. Simeon believed that this was an important part of the process, and would prescribe this ritual to participants who stalled for more than four days.
This is one of those things that makes non-HCG people think that those of us who do it are crazy. "What?!" "You're only going to eat apples? Won't you die?" But you know what? It works. And it's totally worth it. I will try not to jump on a soapbox about a culture that would be much more comfortable with me getting a jumbo combo of fat & garbage, with a bucket of refined sugar on the side than in me taking my own health into my hands and making changes. . . but I digress.
Here's what you need to know to do an apple day:
I can almost hear you asking, boring apples all day long? It's not has bad as it sounds. Here are some of the methods that I used to keep my apples interesting:
In other news, I converted this skirt last night. It was a remnant of a longer skirt that one of my square dancing sisters gave me in hopes I could give it new life. I removed one tier and put in a new waist. I did a button hole inside the waistband to allow for adjusting the elastic as I lose weight. . . and of course when I sell it. Tonight I plan to make some type of accessory to wear with it. I am leaning towards a scarf, or possibly a headband. Look for this outfit in my etsy shop soon.
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.
Greetings! My apologies for the delay in posting. There as has been SO MUCH going on that I have actually had a hard time deciding what to write about. Then I thought. . .why not ramble on about it all. So, here we go.
My NEW Discovery - Amazon FBA
I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video about Amazon FBA. At the moment I can't even remember what I was watching (I have watched A LOT of FBA videos in the 10 days since then). How did I not know that Prime products are sold by independent merchants and fulfilled by Amazon (FBA)?! This seems like something that I would have known. I am an avid Prime customer. . .and always on the lookout for opportunities.
Well, now I have found it and am SUPER EXCITED! I sent in my first two shipments already. . .and sold my first product today! I can't tell you how much this whole concept has totally changed my outlook on life. I truly believe that this opportunity has the potential to be life changing.
Look for MUCH more on this. I will resist the urge to start sharing how it works until I have learned some more. Bring on the YouTube videos and clearance sales!
HCG - The Diet
No, it's not really a diet, it's a protocol, but you know what I mean. I have had amazing results losing weight in the past. I lost 65 pounds in 2015 (and then gained 20 of it back after I got fired. . . )
I have been trying to get in shape the "right way" for this whole year. I have been working out 5 days a week, seeing a trainer, and eating right most of the time. . . . . . and until I started HCG I had lost 2 pounds. Two. Pounds. In six months. Granted, I have better body composition, have gained muscle and lost fat. Still, I want to see some results. Yesterday was my first day on Phase 2 (more on this in future posts), and I lost 6.2 pounds. This is an extreme amount. The loss will average out to around 1 pound per day for the duration of the phase. The numbers the first few days are always more drastic.
Look for a post on food prep / menu planning in the next few days.
Dancing is going swimmingly. I absolutely love it. I joined a club, the Silver Dollar Squares. There isn't much to say about this, but here are some pictures. All of the skirts are my own creations.
More on all of that later.
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