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  1. susanbaz's Avatar
    Oh, I've learned, Jan..I've learned. Thx for the finger/limp celery wagging!
  2. AZJan's Avatar
    Well, you have learned and I truly think this is what the diet is supposed to do...teach us about discipline. And of course we all know you know better than to do what you did on P2! Now get yourself back up on that horse! LOL!
  3. susanbaz's Avatar
    Some editing errors!!!! I forgot you can't edit blog entries the way yo can edit forum posts!

    1) The costco samples were Friday & Saturday, the pizza & bread were Friday night and didn't show up on the scale Saturday.
    2) Saturday I watched my caloric intake, just not what the calories were composed of, so I ate 650 fewer calories yesterday, but
    3) Sunday is when the scale jumped.
  4. susanbaz's Avatar
    That depends on a few things:
    How long will you be out of town? Overnight? A few days? When in P2 would this be? If it's before 23 doses, (actually 23 days' worth of doses, Dr. S was referring to injections when he discussed planned interruptions) then you should continue the drops and do the absolute best you can.

    The Baja Fresh reaction may have been due to a food sensitivity, because the ingredients are not really off protocol. When I have had to be out of town on P2 I have done the following to keep as "clean" as possible:

    1) Find a Whole Foods and get chicken, veggies & fruit from the hot/cold bar and eat as many meals as possible that way
    2) Get a fridge in my hotel room and shop for as much of my food as possible at the market
    3) When eating at a restaurant, I order protocol foods, ask for them to be cooked without oil or butter, and if I'm told that's not possible, I ask for them to be cooked with as little fat as possible, circumstances permitting, I pat the food dry. Ordering protocol foods, even if they are cooked with some fat keeps your head in the game and is less disruptive than just going off completely.

    That said, when we had an Hcg lunch in Feb, grammy ordered tuna because it was served raw, so even though it was a fatty fish not on protocol, she didn't have to worry about how much fat was in it. So if you like sashimi, maybe go for that. But keep your head in the diet.

    Hope that helps!
  5. bay's Avatar
    I have a lingering question... If I am leaving town and may have to rely on restaurant(s), do I continue to take my hcg drops even on the day(s) I may splurge? or do I stop them the use them again once I start on the strict 500 cal of Dr. Simeon? i'm on round 1, phase 2, day 2 of 500 cal... I plan on doing hcg for a total or 14-20 days. I only want to lose 20 or so pounds... HELP
  6. Kit3000's Avatar
    That is where I ordered it from, so hopefully I will be able to follow your suggestion for the planned interruption. I thought I would stay within the P2 food groups also. Many thanks for taking the time to help me out! I will let you know how it turns out. Very happy to have found such helpful information.
  7. susanbaz's Avatar
    Hey there! Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you, but here's my advice, wfiw!

    EXTEND YOUR ROUND!Do a planned interruption" if your new supply doesn't make it to you before you run out. If you have been on the diet long enough, and I think you have, you can take up to a 4 day interruption and go right back into P2. Also, have you done any skip days yet? Many people skip one day per week. That will help extend your supply/round. When you do the planned interruption, don't go hog wild, but either eat extra P2 or maybe even P3, although I would ask margie, beth or grammy for their expert advice on that.

    Where did you order from? Try ordering from Fran at yourhcgdiet.com if you don't get your order. I think she still has stock of the 23 day kits of corion. I just got one this week and also an extra vial of 2000i.u. corion. I think she was out of the other brands. But she just got an order in, so if she has it, you'll get it quickly and you can either store or sell your other order if it turns out you don't need it.

    Hope that helps!
  8. Kit3000's Avatar
    Since I doubled the amount each injection, I went through the pre filled syringes twice as fast. The clinic will not give me additional hcg to finish out the 40 days. So hopefully, I will be able to start P3 with success. I have placed an on line order for hcg, but it's unlikely it will get here soon enough to complete the 40 days. I guess this works for the clinics, almost insures you will have to return for additional rounds. If it does get here in a timely manner, perhaps I can treat it as if I were going off for Tom? What do you think?
  9. susanbaz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kit3000
    Hi susanbaz! I am new to this site. I have been in P2 working with a clinic. I have been hungry the entire diet. A few days ago, I read in several blogs about adjusting the dose, on day 34' I did it on my own, using two of the pre loaded syringes from the clinic, each one filled to the 15 line on the insulin syringe. Wow, what a change! I have not been hungry for three days now, and I am loosing a pound a day. I have not cheated, still I had only lost 14 pounds after 33 days. I will be seven injections short. I so wish they had adjusted the dose, I feel cheated that I adhered to the diet, but did not get the results I could have had if the dose was correct for me, not to mention, how much easier it would have been not to feel constant hunger.
    kit I think clinics just don't know how to adjust doses. I think they give everyone the same dose. I now know my dose was wrong when I did my round through the clinic. They also told me I was losing slowly. Of course, the also told me turkey was ok, pretzels were ok, and were going to put me on a P3 with restricted calories that included oatmeal, bread and legumes. Fortunately, I found this forum and took Margie's advice and did Dr. S;s P3/P4.

    Why will you be 7 injections short? Is their program only for 33 days? To extend your round, you can go ahead and skip a day. Most people skip one day a week if doing shots. The level of hcg in your system will still be high and you can have an extra day of P2 to keep losing and resetting the hypothalamus.

    Good for you for adjusting your dose!
  10. Kit3000's Avatar
    Hi susanbaz! I am new to this site. I have been in P2 working with a clinic. I have been hungry the entire diet. A few days ago, I read in several blogs about adjusting the dose, on day 34' I did it on my own, using two of the pre loaded syringes from the clinic, each one filled to the 15 line on the insulin syringe. Wow, what a change! I have not been hungry for three days now, and I am loosing a pound a day. I have not cheated, still I had only lost 14 pounds after 33 days. I will be seven injections short. I so wish they had adjusted the dose, I feel cheated that I adhered to the diet, but did not get the results I could have had if the dose was correct for me, not to mention, how much easier it would have been not to feel constant hunger.
  11. susanbaz's Avatar
    I am packing extra protein, like @5-6 ounces. Yesterday I ate it all, and I didn't give it a second thought. I just had @2 ounces of veal for dinner.

    Far better than having a need for something and having to resort to the junk food like last Friday!
    Quote Originally Posted by susanbaz
    Thanks for the encouragement, jdc! I'm back on it!
  12. susanbaz's Avatar
    Dubbles, there are two women on hcg! They are both chubby. One is on P4 and does lots of steak days. I'm not sure which phase the other one is on. There are a few very overweight people, but the majority are average weight. There are two women who have absolutely KILLER bodies!

    I just know if I get into the habit of "going there", I could very easily gain 10-15 pounds in a blink.

    National Chip Day must be something created by a snack food company!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbles
    Just curious, susan. Are a lot of the people in your new office chubby? Geez, I've heard of offices that like food, but National Chip Day, you gotta be kidding me!
  13. Dubbles's Avatar
    Just curious, susan. Are a lot of the people in your new office chubby? Geez, I've heard of offices that like food, but National Chip Day, you gotta be kidding me!
  14. susanbaz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jdc
    Susan, I so feel your frustration. When I started my second P2 I had a lot of problems at the beginning as I kept eating little bits of gumdrops and peanut butter, etc. Finally after a couple weeks, I buckled down and just said no more but protocol, but it was hard and frustrating as I had never done that on my first round. And I did not go off protocol in P3/P4. I think the fact that you have started a new job -whether you are cheating there or not- is stressfull. It is a life-changing event and so don't beat yourself up too much -just do what you planned and go a bit longer and you will be fine.
    Thanks for the encouragement, jdc! I'm back on it!
  15. jdc's Avatar
    Susan, I so feel your frustration. When I started my second P2 I had a lot of problems at the beginning as I kept eating little bits of gumdrops and peanut butter, etc. Finally after a couple weeks, I buckled down and just said no more but protocol, but it was hard and frustrating as I had never done that on my first round. And I did not go off protocol in P3/P4. I think the fact that you have started a new job -whether you are cheating there or not- is stressfull. It is a life-changing event and so don't beat yourself up too much -just do what you planned and go a bit longer and you will be fine.
  16. AZJan's Avatar
    We share the same mentality!
  17. susanbaz's Avatar
    actually, I have been doing really well AT the job with regards to food. They celebrated National Chip Day yesterday. Can you believe that? National Chip Day! They brought in @ 20 kinds of chips and @ 10 dips! And I didn't come close to touching any of it.

    Cookie tray from Paradise Bakery today. Didn't touch it. And the HUGE candy jar and bagged snacks are replenished twice a day. Didn't touch the snacks till I had a really bad blood sugar drop late Friday and had to eat something. What I don't get about myself is continuing to eat with that "I already blew the day" mentality that got me into the need for hcg to begin with!
  18. AZJan's Avatar
    Starting a new job is always so stressful. It really takes a mind set to stick to this diet and perhaps you simply have your mind set on another priority right now with the new job and that sure would be understandable. Maybe try a planned interruption?
  19. MarleyMom24's Avatar
    Yup. I cheated last weekend VLCD 7 and 8 and i am right back where I was the first week. Its like it just wipped out the first 7 days and i started over! So not worth it! This was going to be a perfect round to... no cheats... But the nice thing is we start over! Guess we showed ourselves that it's totally not worth it!
  20. Onedayatatime's Avatar
    What a nightmare. I am like you one bite and I am off and running. Sugar is very addictive. Prayers sent your way that you can stay strong. Congrats on the new job!
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