How can I ever thank you for the positive impact you have had on my life. Together we have faced difficult situations and even when I was unable to communicate my needs clearly, you went out of your way to reach out to me and bring balance to my health. This has been a long road for me as I felt so disconnected from my world.
At the end of 2018 I felt a spiritual stirring inside of me that I needed to embark on a weight loss journey and I fought it with all my might but it was persistent just like you. I thought about the HCG protocol that you relentlessly talked to me about on my annual visits and I struggled with doing this program because it seemed so very restrictive and unforgiving. Upon doing some research on this protocol I found the HCG Chica podcast and listened to countless interviews with people just like me who had struggled with their weight all their lives and I knew I had found my tribe. This protocol seemed more doable. It only took 6 years of your support, devotion and compassion to push me through the door of what would be a life changing experience. Wow, Dr. Kelly I am sure that you wondered if I was ever going to turn that corner.
I embarked on my HCG journey on my birthday, February 20th 2019. There were a lot of highs and lows and so much that I discovered about myself. I realized that what I thought were cravings were actually hunger pains. I learned that I can keep weight off without starving to death and that I can still have treats in moderation. I observe how food affects me. Most important I learned that it is ok to make mistakes because that is a wonderful teacher. Being insulin resistant I think that only the HCG protocol would have let me shed the weight as quickly as I did. I am amazed that at my youthful(LOL) age of 61 and being insulin resistant I was able to shed 56 lbs in about a year while also taking a 6 month break. It has taken herculean efforts to achieve weight loss. I would often have clips of our conversation come back to me and I would say to myself: Dr. Kelly is right I need to do something to get this weight off. I have been through a myriad of diets through out my entire life but have never found one as effective as this protocol. Dr. Kelly , THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for opening this door wide and leaving it open even when I was reluctant to walk through it. God bless you.
I have a vivid memory of being 7 or 8 years old and one of my good friends told me about her favorite treat and I thought to myself that I did not have a favorite special treat and so I would adopt hers. She loved chocolate and so that became my favorite treat. I was slightly heavy but that did not really bother me. My father’s side of the family tends to be obese and I feel as if it has always been easy for me to put weight on and my parents were always putting me on a diet and I always felt deprived. I realized that treats filled a void for a lot of emotional turmoil I found myself in from an abusive school system , and growing up in a big impersonal city where I was exposed to disturbing realities that shaped my fears. What better way to feed suppress emotion but with chocolate!! Although in all fairness, the last few years weight lost seemed absolutely impossible.
What a journey I have been on and I thank God for putting you on my path to help me along this journey.
I hope this gives you a glimpse into a sliver of my life. There is so much I want to share with you but when I was in your office I really feared getting into that ugly unstoppable crying !!! because this has been such an emotional and difficult journey.