Laura, first of all, you can ALWAYS blame the hormones, lol. I say it as a joke, but that's what makes our bodies operate, so any gain or bloat or mood shift is a result of some enzyme or another. Can you figure out which foods give you the worst gains? Do you keep a food journal? Maybe you can try to just stay away from those. You have one more week of P3, if I'm reading your ticker right. Take it day by day and commit to yourself again and again that this is what you want more than cake, chocolate, bread, etc. Also, as I've learned, the artificial three week limit for P3 is completely ignored by my body. Set your own accurate timeline for when and how you can eat carbs. For me that's basically never, but you might need to have your own strategy and disregard the book on this one.
Larisse, hope the hunger is abated. I increased my dose today and it made a big difference. I didn't finish my lunch and didn't even notice! It's such a wonderous feeling to not want food. As for my weight, yep, this is my old stable zone. After my last round I was mostly at 147 with occasional 148/146. It was nearly impossible to even get to 150 after the first day of P4 gain, let alone 148, so this is a very happy place to be in, particularly with a few more weeks to go!
Right now I have a big pot of white meat turkey soup bubbling on the stove and I am excited to have a huge bowl with zucchini and celery over shirataki noodles. Yum! I am expecting that I will burn my tongue on the first spoonful and suffer through the rest of the meal. Happens every time
Newbies, are you out there? How's it going?
P2D1 154.8,153, 153, 151.8, (?), (?), 150.6