10 Kgs in 24 Days

I had my first child in December 2010 and my weight was up and down all the time (mostly up!).  I gained 25kgs during my pregnancy (I sure lapped up the ‘eating for two’ didn’t I hehe!) and while I wasn’t overly concerned about my excess weight, as time wore on, it became apparent that I’d better do something!  Anyway, I didn’t…haha! But late last year I finally realized that I NEEDED to be healthy for not only myself, but for my son.
I used to dread the weekends, because after a full on week at work, I’d be exhausted by the end of it… I dreaded needing to find activities to entertain my boy, and as a solo parent with no family in town, the prospect of being able to do something as simple as sleep, was non-existent. I KNEW I was feeling this  way BECAUSE of my weight and my eating habbits!  Don’t get me wrong, I was never a junk food addict, I just ate at the wrong times of the day and was not exercising at all.
One day I had had ENOUGH.  I started walking to daycare and work, and up a hill, but I had a long LONG way to go!  My dreams of participating in Iron Maori this year were a long way away…..then….I found HCG – I don’t know HOW… but I did…and it changed my life!!  
I’m a radio announcer in the Eastern Bay, and largely, the show I host focuses on life & style, health and wellness, and since I was already sharing much of my own journey on air, and because I truly enjoy inspiring others to be the best people they can be, I thought it would be so awesome to do the HCG diet on air, and help others to lose weight and get healthy!
I immediately called you guys to discuss the possibility of doing this kind of promotion, and before I knew it, we were ready to go and I even managed to get 2 other staff members/announcers to do the ‘Live HCG Challenge’ on air with me too!  I tell ya, being accountable to sooo many people was definitely something that kept me on track (not that it was hard hehe!)… but the momentous occasion, for me, was when I decided to reveal my weight on air – I never EVER EVER thought I would have the guts to do that!!  But I did – because I had people listening, and expecting me to be as real as I could be… so I did it!
Waking every morning to weigh in was so exciting!! I lost 6.5kgs in the first few days, and all up.. I lost 10kgs in 24 days!!  THAT IS AMAZING!! And it gave me the kick start I needed to help me get up that big hill with much more ease!!  My fellow HCGer here at work, Wiremu, lost the same amount as well!  He was such an inspiration at the age of 64yrs!  He and I also play volleyball together, and before HCG, we were pprobably the most unskilled on the volley court haha! But our first game back after New Years was AWESOME!! Our team mates couldn’t believe it! And they truly thought we had been practicing over xmas…but no such thing! We KNOW it was becuase we were both 10kgs lighter EACH!!
Wiremu is also a HUGE advocate of HCG, and it was so very rewarding when listeners would call us to ask questions because they heard about it on air, or come in to talk to us in person, or, like in many cases, pick up the phone to order their kits!! I LOVED creating positive change in others, in my small way, and 2 months later we are STILL being asked about it!
By the way, I had an enormous amount of energy, felt awesome, and had little hunger pangs!!!  I found no challenge in the protocol AT ALL!  It was so EASY to follow, and keeping it simple was the best thing to do.  I also found that it taught me so much about portion control!  Eating only what you need, when your body really needs it!  I think that is key! Listening to your body!  HCG also taught me that meals were a ‘part’ of my day, not the highlight! And it would make me giggle so much when I would go to have lunch, and be finished it 2 minutes lol! I’d smile thinking “hmm.. that’s that.. now to get on with my day’.. loved it!!
And most importantly….. I came to LOVE my weekends again with my son!! I had so much energy to run around with my growing boy, and doing things all day every day was an absolute JOY!  THAT was the greatest reward – being a BETTER, HEALTHIER person for the little man who means the absolute world to me!  
So once again, thank you friends!  You are wonderful hehe!!

Maria E (BOP)



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