Monday, January 9, 2012

How I Lost 30 Pounds

Me 30 pounds lighter

It seems that each January as I think about the new year's goals, I always have at the top of my list ... lose weight. Well, this year, I am starting the new year 30 pounds lighter than last year. And it feels quite lovely.

The Diet

Just before we moved from Seattle, I heard about the 
hcg diet from a friend's chiropractor. But we were busy packing, so I did not have time to think about it. Later, I started seeing friends on facebook and some blogging friends, tell about their success.

I started doing some research on line, including some medical people that I respect. I called a few friends who had done the diet. I decided that it was the right diet for me and my lifestyle.

The hcg diet requires every meal to be cooked from scratch, and you do it in 21 day day increments. So I looked at my calendar and found a quiet 21 days and ... went for it.

I love this diet. The food is good. You are never hungry. And the weight comes off quickly. It also has a good maintenance plan, which is essential for me.

Note: If you are interested, click on the hcg link above and Lori and Kelli will take great care of you. They offer the homeopathic drops. These are becoming harder to get, so order soon.

Nutritional Support

I took a lot of supplements to support my body during the process. 

Losing weight releases a lot of toxins into your body, so I wanted to support my liver. I took NuSkin Detox and drank a gallon of water every day.

I also took Vitality for extra energy. (Dave said to me often, "You haven't had this much energy for years." Extra energy is good.)
I absolutely would not do the hcg diet without these supplements. (just my opinion)
Note:If you would like to place a monthly automatic order for these products, and get them at wholesale, you can contact my friend, Marshall Brand. (952.897.0544) Tell him Glenda sent you.

 Emotional and Spiritual Support 

I was also interested in pursuing the emotional and spiritual side of overeating. I studied a great series (book and video) Made to Crave. It is so well done. 

Well, that is my story. If you have any questions, feel free to e.mail me.

ps. Later this year I will start another round and work on the last 20 pounds. I cannot wait.


  1. Way to go on losing weight! You look great! I bet you feel good, too.

    This sounds very interesting to me. I've heard here and there about this HCG thing. However, you lost me at "cooking from scratch everyday", lol! Cooking is not my strong point!

    I need to do something, though! I am on a beta blocker for high blood pressure. I was supposed to be losing weight, but darn it, those pills actually ended up putting MORE weight on me! It is great for lowering heart rate, lowering blood pressure (mine is finally normal) but it also lowers metabolism, and extra 10lbs! I will be researching this some more! Thanks for your post!

  2. 30 pounds?!! That's LOOOOADS!! Well done, you!

    It feels a bit funny reading about losing weight because I've been piling it I'm PREGNANT!! Eeeek!!


  3. Wow! Good job friend!!!! So, I see you lost an extra 10lbs (per their website)... way to go. You look fantastic.

  4. Thanks for your encouraging post Glenda! I am so glad you chose 21 Day HCG to help you on your journey! I also love the book "Made To Crave"! I am excited for you as you tackle the remaining pounds!

  5. Good for you, Glenda. I read Made to Crave last year. I deeply respect the author. I have never heard of the diet you mentioned. Will do some research!

  6. You look great, Glenda! I recently lost 55 pounds; a pound a week for a year. When my doctor got me off of prednisone, it made it possible to lose weight, so I just ate less of everything. Anything I want, but less of it. I also take supplements since our American diet is lacking in so much. Keep up the good work!

  7. You look Fabulous Glenda

    What a great way to jump start the New Year


  8. Nicely done, mom; you look awesome. :)

  9. Glenda so excited for you. You look terrific and I bet you fell terrific as well. Keep up the good work.

  10. You are so beautiful, Glenda. Inside and out.

  11. Wow! 30 pounds is amazing! Good for you.
    I am starting my first Lisa Terkeurst Bible study in a few weeks. What happens when Women say yes to God. Thanks for sharing!

  12. wow! Good for you! What a great achievement :)

  13. Wow, Glenda...impressive!! Wish I could be proud for that reason!! Congrats on this round and my best wishes for the next time around.

  14. congratulations! you look terrific! I love Lisa Terkeurst and have read her other books but not this one yet, looking forward to it, thanks so much for the encouragement!

  15. Congratulations!! Thanks for the inspiration at the beginning of the New Year to know that we can DO it -- we can get healthier.

  16. What a great way to start the new year!! Congrats to you!

  17. And, by the way,that is an absolutely adorable picture of you, dearest!

  18. Congratulations Glenda, that is such an achievement. I am going to check out the link!

  19. Ever since God gave me my 2012 word, Healthy, I have come across so many good products and advice. I have Made to Crave and will begin reading it today. Thank you for sharing your journey.


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