I would really love to respond personally to people and answer questions, but by the time I scroll through 5 pages when I get home from work either the questions are answered or I am so far behind there is no way to catch up. Anyway, with regards to TOM which someone asked about earlier, this does interfere with losses a bit. Last time the hcg kicked me into early TOM and between that and eating an extra melba here or there the first couple days my losses the first week were not great, only .2 lb to .6lb. I think I only had a couple days the whole time where I lost a pound or more. This time I was more focused because I knew it would get better after a couple days so I have had really good losses of 3.4 and 2.0 for a total net loss of 2.4 lower than my initial weight. I am expecting to go back to my usual .6lb losses soon, but even that, if consistent, will get me down to my goal weight.
I have't experienced the muscle pains before, but I have felt my larger muscle masses like thigh area almost burning as I sit around. I end up with lots of extra energy on this diet once I am really into it. The first few days last time I was hating the cravings and was crabby so went to bed as early as possible. It hasn't been too bad this time.
Today I am fighting off a bit of a cold...there is some creepy crud going around work and I have acquired a sore throat. At least I don't have to do as much running around tonight. I spent all the past weekend cleaning and grocery shopping when I wasn't out to dinner/movie on our last splurge before the diet or at my sister's for Easter. The first few days of the work week I was prepping foods for my husband for his three days of training out of town and doing laundry. Tonight I am by myself and have already prepped more veggies for the next few work days for me and have chicken marinating in orange juice and pepper to grill up quick on the GF grill. So, I am guessing I'll get to sleep early tonight which should help. Sure would love a cough drop though!!
Wish I could be more helpful but it seems most people here are posting during the work day or late at night, so I'll usually be a bit behind. But, if there are still questions lingering by the time I catch up I'll do my best to help out. I am no expert, but I know I liked to hear some reassurance from people who had done this before...happy losing all!