Whoops, I hurried so much, I put the wrong quote on this reply. I was actually replying to Dani's post about cravings, wanting to eat. Sorry, Alexis. I tried to cancel, but it wouldn't let me fix my goof, so here it is anyway.,
Dani, I kind of know what you're talking about. And this may not seem like anything to you. But as I'm doing my grocery shopping, which in times past would always result in some binge eating, from foods that caught my eye, (it could be sweets, it could be that premade rice, my indulgences would run the gamut....) I'll say to myself, ok that looks good, but I don't eat that crap anymore. I'll tell myself this in the grocery store, many times over, almost like a mantra--I'll also say these very same words to myself when I pass fast food places, which I used to haunt daily! I had Mickey D's for lunch everyday! And for some reason, it works. You say it enough, and you begin to believe, you really don't want to eat some of the crap you used to mindlessly stuff your face (speaking for myself). And you don't even feel a sense of deprivation. Maybe this is all looney tunes stuff, but it works for me. After many months of doing this. You could try it when you have cravings, find something you want to tell yourself, do it over and over, and u'll find you don't want to indulge as much. Maybe? Just a suggestion that I found works.
Prefessor Pig - I am ready now. I was spazzing a bit in the begiing because I thought I was going to be starving but I will begin this with you now. I am ready to sto pmy food addiction and when P4 hits I am going to transition into a more natural diet which includes good carbs, not as much fat and working out an hour a day.
With that being said...wanna help me? I am math retarded. =( Would you, or anyone for that matter, help me figure out what my calorie ranges should be to give this a go?
FINAL P3 BEGAN: Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Starting weight before HCG: 156.8
P3 Week 1 Average: 116.3
D8 - 116.2
D9 - 116.8
D10 - 116.8
D11 - 117.4*
D12 - 116.2
D13 - 118.2
D14 - 117.4
P3 Week 2 Average: 117
Dani--I think your perspective of not allowing your "inner beast" to boss you around is spot-on. That beast is an addiction, but IT does not have to control your life, unless you let it. It was much easier just to give into my own demons, but I chose a different life. I didn't want to be that person anymore, so I had to really retrain my brain, much like Dubbles explained in her post.
Of course, every person is different, but this is just my experience. I can say that I have moments here and there where I "struggle" with the battle, but 9 times out of 10 these days, I am the conqueror! (Music plays: We are the Champions....rofl.)
I cheated on VLCD1 - but dropped a pound. Tomorrow WILL be a better weigh-in! M-O-M.
Have you seen the new FB group that Dani started? I'm overly excited about it, I guess, but NOW I can keep up with the group without going through my covert, spy-like computer antics of InPrivate browsing to hide my dieting adventures on the computer. (Told ya I was super-private, normally.) And, I thought of you, cuz you can login to facebook and stay in touch with the group on the Chompers group there cuz it's PRIVATE and invisible!! Only thing that shows up in history is your facebook visit - no details. Thought you'd like that info...
This one gives you higher calories for maintenance. Right now you don't have to worry about losing, you skinny minnie.. I would start with what they tell you (if that's too low for you add to it) but just follow the up down flow of the calories from day to day. When I re-do p3 I am going to do 1900 +- the first week 2200 +-the second week and 2500 +- the third. I want to see how high I can go in the first 3 weeks before I add back in exercise.
If you find you gain for some reason do a low day, but not too low I wouldn't go below 1500, then a high then a medium.. I want to master p3 so I never have to do a correction day again!
R1 147.6 Load 146.1 LIW 127.1
R2 128 Load 139.8 LIW 124.6
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Note: No I have never done HCG let alone any diet.