Congrats on your losses Mello! I hope the foil worked for you... I am so going to be using that method way pass this diet...it makes life so easy. I cooked for my partner last night and I just seasoned hers the same way and added a little oil in the foil for hers, and cooked our meat side by side without any contamination of mine! PERFECT!
Congrats on getting through the first day Chellsha and sralvarez!
Sammy, you are kicking BUTT!!! Congrats! It's so good to see you keeping up those large losses in week 2... I have been telling myself to expect way less in week 2...but I know everyone is different but your losses give me hope.
I had a 1.1 release this morning bringing me to a total of 8.5 for the week. Hunger is a non issue but I am starting to feel a little bit weak/light headed around 3-5 pm ever day. Could this have to do with my body detoxing... I always have a fruit at 2pmish...so it's not from being hungry.... just curious if anyone else experienced this?
I'm with you guys on the wine....it's the one thing I am still dying for... it's habit I know but there is something about chilling at the end of the day with a glass of wine. I am going to try to hold out until my birhtday...which is at the end of august and on that day I will not have my fruit....to try to make up for the sugar.
Today I cheated again. I was tempted once but just hungry later. A drug rep brought free chocolate covered hazelnuts & bing cherries to the pharmacy today. I couldn't resist having some. Then later I caved and had two slices of provolone & of course addition milk in my second cup of coffee.
I'm still terrified to look on the scale cause in the past three rounds the scale never moved.
Granted today I battled really weird halos in my vision & migraine. I have no idea why. Maybe it's this diet?...I've never had halos before. Vision change really scares me. It's almost like someone took a photo flash in my eye & the spot won't go away. Eek! Weird health phenomenons today are my only *excuss* I have to justify my 'cheats'.
This diet simply WILL NOT WORK if you have cheats like chocolate covered hazelnuts! You can't expect that it will and then be hard on yourself when it doesn't! You're not being fair to yourself.
Maybe this diet isn't for you? Have you tried just a reduced calorie diet? I did that before starting my first round. I lost 20 lbs that way and then another 20 with HCG. I set a goal of 40lbs for our "honeymoom" cruise (better 8 years late than never???) and I was determined and I did it. The feeling of accomplishment and the support and encouragement I got from my family was irreplaceable.
Good luck. You can do it, but you have to stick to the protocol. If you need to cheat, search the forum for P2 cheats for some ideas... Adding protein, Cocoa crack, miracle noodles, coconut oil... You have try things yourself and see how your body responds.
I'm disappointed I only lost 1.6 after vlcd1. Did anyone else experience a small loss after the first day? I was expecting closer to 3 or 4 pounds. That seems to be pretty standard. I stuck to protocol yesterday. Hopefully i will
be able to at least get off the other half of my loading weight by tomorrow!
Hello July peeps!
sammy - 15 pounds, wow! That's excellent. How long is this round going to be for you?
kit - I had similar issues the first week. Right around 3 to 5 I would start to feel incredibly lethargic. If it got too out of control, then I would cut up a cucumber and eat that with salt and pepper. Sometimes, I make black coffee and have that. The first week was the hardest, but I still struggle around that time of day. I sometimes save an apple for that time of the day.
mymooser - I honestly don't know if I could have resisted chocolate covered hazelnuts and bing cherries. Just dust yourself off and keep moving forward. YOU CAN DO THIS. I wonder what is going on with your migraines? I remember having headaches the first week…and I even had to take some migraine meds on one day. (I blame detox?) I haven't had ANY headaches this week.
foxy dolly - you are SO close to your goal! Amazing results!
sralvarez - My weight usually takes a couple of days to 'catch up' with me. For example, a really good and clean day of eating will show results for me about 1 or 2 days later. A cheat also shows up about 2 days later…. It's hard to wait…but give it time.
I have a birthday party to attend this weekend and I'm trying to think up good excuses for NOT having cake. How do I tell the hostess that I don't want the cake? She makes it and decorates it herself and she is SO super proud of it. I'm honestly thinking of lying (Like maybe, "I'm so sorry, I'm on a special diet from my doctor and I am not allowed to have any sugar, but it looks wonderful!")...and I feel bad about that...but I don't want to wreck my plan. What do you guys think I should say?
Here are my stats, for whoever cares.
Load1 7/21/12 191.60
Load2 7/22/12 190.60
1 7/23/12 190.20
2 7/24/12 189.40
3 7/25/12 188.40
4 7/26/12 187.40
5 7/27/12 190.00
6 7/28/12 187.20
7 7/29/12 187.40
8 7/30/12 187.60
9 7/31/12 188.00
10 8/1/12 185.20
11 8/2/12 184.00 (TODAY)
I'm on my 4th round and have spent the greater part of this last year extremly hungry. If anything, it has only made me skeptical & discouraged. Why is it that everyone else isn't hungry, but I am?
Thats the part that I'm hard on myself about.
After four rounds, you just might need a longer break - to get your mind right and your focus back. The protocol is not easy but it is SO worth it. I hope you work things out.