My sister-in-law did lose weight on the HCG diet and she also sells the drops through the Internet. That said, my personal opinion, don't waste your money!
My grandfather was a physician and he always said that there is no "magic formula", it's a simple equation - if you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If you increase your activity level and eat everything in moderation you will lose weight. I'm overweight myself and I HATE exercise, but there really is NO magic pill, drop, shot or anything else that will make you lose weight. If you look carefully at any adverts for weight-loss tablets etc they ALWAYS say "when used in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet". You lose the weight cos you're eating less & not cos of whatever you're spending money on!!
Even Oprah said "Do you think that (in all these years you've seen me battle with my weight) I'd found a tablet or anything else that REALLY worked I wouldn't have shared it with the world as one of my favourite things?" She also had to exercise and eat a well-balanced diet to lose and keep off the weight ... and every time she went back to her old habits the weight crept back up again!
I was very successful in losing weight when I exercised for 30 minutes 5 days a week at Curves and ate 5 small meals instead of 3 big ones. Then I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and (although they say that exercise is good for me) I find it too painful. So I stopped exercising ... and I put back all the weight I lost and then some!
That said, I'm blessed with a wonderful hubby who loves me regardless and 2 amazing teens who are not embarrassed by their mom! My aim every day is to try and do as much as I can, while trying to keep the pain of my condition under control. The number on my scale does not define me! (At least that's what I keep telling myself!!)
I hope for your sake that you want to lose weight because YOU want to and not because you feel you "have to". No matter what your shape, you'll only be happy once you can see how beautiful you are .... true beauty is in your eyes and your smile, NOT in the size of your dress! God Bless