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    Happy Friday!!!
    MrsF. DO.NOT.QUIT. You can do this. I think upping some protein will help. Also do you cook your meat with some braggs amino acids? That increases the protein of your meals a little too (as well as salt so be careful). At least do a short round if anything, but don't quit and lose what you have lost so far. Hang in there *hugs*

    Whoosh fairy visited me today. I lost 3 lbs!!!!!! I can feel a change in my clothes too. I can now fit more than comfortably in my xl sweat pants, my bra is a lot looser (I lost 2 inches in my upper chest). And about 2 inches in my waist and 3 from my hips!!! YES!!!!!!!!!
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    Dang, w-t-l! Way to lose!!! I'm jealous!

    I just looked at the foods at the rodeo. OMG. Fried.anything.and.everything and anything.and.everything.you.can.possibly.want.on.a .stick.

    LOL - gonna be interesting tomorrow.
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    Michmich, eat before you go and just don't eat! That's how I handle situations like that. I'll just sip on a diet coke the whole while and delay eating till I get home. Deciding I won't eat is easier than trying to wrestle with food choices while there. Remember, it's not a food event with a rodeo present, it's a rodeo with food present. We need to learn to make the switch in our thinking that we can enjoy outings without eating. Good luck!

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    Thanks Michmich!!!! I feel so wonderful about the loss.

    Regarding the rodeo. Eat before you go as Kajola suggested. I would also make a flask with some ice tea (or strawberry) lemonade (is it warm weather were you are?) so that you can sip on that instead of a diet soda. If you can make beef jerky (or can find a healthy one), bring that as well as one of your "meals" or "snacks". Have your defenses and you will more than likely resist temptation. Bring your own water and then try not to go to the food counters with your hubby (or whoever you will be with). I don't have any cravings for anything right now, so this would be a perfect time for me to go to a rodeo LOL. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    Have a wonderful day everyone! I'm off to run errands, but first, a cup of tea for me!


    ETA: why don't people "count" their load weight in their progress? That is after all weight that you gained and has to come off. I mean I started the diet at a lower weight than my end of load weight, but you better be sure that I'm counting that as part of my loss. SHOOT I gained it. It was real, I lost it. JMHO
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    I like your way of thinking, WTL! It is more motivating to use the bigger number. But I guess it's because they wouldn't have loaded if not for starting the hCG? I was already losing and had lost 17 pounds in the 6 weeks before starting hCG, so for me, using the pre-load weight is helping me determine if hCG is really speeding up my rate of weight loss enough to justify depriving myself of yummy FAT (I follow a low carb WOE normally).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajola View Post
    I like your way of thinking, WTL! It is more motivating to use the bigger number. But I guess it's because they wouldn't have loaded if not for starting the hCG? I was already losing and had lost 17 pounds in the 6 weeks before starting hCG, so for me, using the pre-load weight is helping me determine if hCG is really speeding up my rate of weight loss enough to justify depriving myself of yummy FAT (I follow a low carb WOE normally).
    Yea. I know I would have never gained 3 lbs in 3 days, but I did. And I still had to lose it too. And it took me two days. It's more of a task to lose more load weight too. I mean some people gain 6 lbs, why wouldn't they want to count that as part of their victory when they lose it? That's a lot!

    what is WOE?
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    Way Of Eating. I put on 5.4 pounds loading! That was scary psychologically, since I had just worked hard to lose those pounds! But as promised, they came off + a few more in the first 48 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajola View Post
    Way Of Eating. I put on 5.4 pounds loading! That was scary psychologically, since I had just worked hard to lose those pounds! But as promised, they came off + a few more in the first 48 hours.
    Oh ok. Thanks. WOW 5.4 lbs is a lot. That's the really good thing about this diet. The lbs do come off! Everyday I'm amazed at everyone's progress and even mine. I can see my R1 goal in sight and it feels really really good.
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    WOW 5.4 lbs is a lot.
    That's because I was eating very low carb prior, and had a carb-fest during loading. Donuts, chocolate cake, bread, pizza, etc. So it was a lot of water-weight gained, as extra carbs means extra water stored. Glad it came right off, but I was every 20 minutes on the potty! LOL
    Congrats on YOUR amazing progress, will be rooting you on to your goal!

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    Thanks, girls. I don't plan on eating any of that crap. I mean, fried twinkies? Brisket on a stick? I won't go on with the grossness. LOL

    I plan to eat a good lunch, take my sparkling water with me, then we (dh, me and two friends) are going out to a seafood restaurant afterwards, which is very doable for me on this diet. So, it's all good.

    I count my load weight! Heck ya!!!!

    Will chat later.
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