I hope you all had a lovely Easter! Mine was pretty low key, we didn't even have Easter dinner because I was still sick and we had big sandwiches for lunch...so we weren't hungry. We are going to have it tomorrow night.
About a month ago I told you that I had to send Ridley back to the doggie rescue that we got him from. They tried to find him a home, and then he started biting and snapping at people. They said for insurance reasons they couldn't take him to the adoption fairs and they asked me to foster him until they found him a home. I was completely puzzled. He had never been aggressive and I couldn't imagine why he was doing this all of a sudden.
When I picked him up last Saturday they told me that they thought he was overweight and had reduced his food to a cup and a half a day. Now Ridley is a border collie and a very large, active dog. When they told me that, I understood why he was biting people...he was hungry! He wasn't overweight at all either.
Tomorrow I go in to this new doctor and he is going to put me on a six week HCG detox program starting Tuesday. I don't process food right, and we need to restart my system so to speak. I am overweight, but I don't really eat that much, and I eat fairly healthy. I am not running any marathons, but I am also not a complete couch potato. I was feeling pretty encouraged over this whole process because he assured me there are no chemicals and no side effects....that is until I spoke to him Friday.
I knew there would be dietary restrictions, but what I didn't learn until Friday was that I have to go down to 500 calories a day. Also no fat at all. The no fat isn't so bad, but 500 calories is starvation mode for your body. There are side effects from that. Aside from fat loss, you can lose muscle. You can also mess up your thyroid, and I already have hypothyroidism. Now I have it completely controlled with Synthroid, but I don't want to upset that balance. Most frightening of all, is that hair loss is a possibility too. I want to be thinner so I am healthier...but I do NOT want to be thinner and bald! My hair is down to my tailbone. It took forever to get it that long. The thought of it falling out utterly paralyzes me with fear. Plus like Ridley I am nervous I am going to want to start biting people!
I am curious if any of you have done this program...and if so, what were your results, thoughts and views on this? I could really use some insight if any of you have any. I do know that they used to do it as an injection, and that there used to be a chemical component involved. But it has been changed to remove the chemicals and now it's drops. So the HCG is safer. But 500 calories a day...that is very little, and 6 weeks is a long time. I am also afraid that any weight I lose will return when I start eating a bit more.
Edit: I have decided to push it back a week before I do anything. I have been sick for about 4 days, and then last night after I posted this I got some very bad news, which has me terrified in a different way...so I am not in the right physical or mental shape to do this today. I will keep you posted.