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Third times a charm

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Today is Round 3, VLCD1 and I feel really good about it. My head is firmly in the game. Done messing around, trying this and that. I know what works for me, what I need to do, so here I go.

Of course, I will be a rogue, because I will mix my veggies. Must. Plus, I've decided I can add in small amounts of non-protocol veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and zuccini. My daily hard boiled egg for breakfast will also not change. A simple egg, almost a perfect food, it' fast, simple and nutritious. I can do that.

The other off protocol thing I am allowing is an afternoon coffee or tea with a splash of heavy cream, a few drops of stevia, and a shake of cinnamon. I've grown fond of these little treats and I think they will help me get through until dinner.

I'm going to exercise, but nothng real strenious or extreme. Just enough movement and lifting/pushing/pulling of heavy stuff to remind my suscles that they need to stay in the game too. Of course, anything I can do that is fun, like swim, dance, hike, or ride my bike is also thrown in the mix. If I need an extra ounce of protein to handle it, then so be it. I plan on enjoying myself!

My first round was done in the winter months, and I didn't go anywhere except work & home. My second round was in the spring, and I got sidetracked. It was pretty much a bust. This third round, I'm on track and relaxed because I know what t expect. Let the losing commence!

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  1. LisaAPB's Avatar
    Hi ReleaseLBS, you didn't step on my toes. Really, it's OK, I appreciate you comments!
  2. LisaAPB's Avatar
    -1.0 Excellent. Yesterday I stuck with my plan, except added 2 pieces of (extra grainy) bread with some almond butter on it. I know, I know, no starches on P3, but I don't care, it was so good. I also didn't wait a full 72 hours before eating normal. Whatever. It's working for me. (thank you poobears for showing me the light)
    Today's plan:
    Breakfast: coffee with cream. I'm gonna skip food and wait until I get a hungry signal from my body and by then it will be close to lunch, so no breakfast food.
    Lunch: leftover steak sliced in a green salad with bleu cheese dressing.
    Snack: 1/2 banana with peanut butter or almond butter
    Dinner: chicken sausage, broccoli with cheese sauce
    Exercise: I really need to exercise but I'm working on the bungalow project, and it's a lot of movement, stretching, pulling, lifting, etc... so that's all I'm doing today.
  3. LisaAPB's Avatar
    No Weight gain, stabilizing well so far. Total lost during my short, short R3P2, a little over 7 lbs. Would have been a lot more if I'd stayed on track, and not gone out to eat in restaurants, and not had to travel. But it is what it is. I'll cycle back into P2 in another week, so 2 weeks on P2, then 10 days off, then back to P2 for 2 weeks.
    Lots of exercise today, painting the bungalow, omg I am sore. Then I went for a bike ride later just to relax.
  4. LisaAPB's Avatar
    4 lbs up. I broke out in hives day before yesterday after painting some more. Plus, I have eaten bread, and cheesecake. So I am sure a lot of it is water. I'm not making excuses, just putting it down because I told myself I was going to journal this so by golly, that's what I'm going to do. Funny thing about this cycling, can't wait to get off P2 into P3, and then within days, I can't wait to get back to P2... the structure, the simplicity, the purity.
  5. LisaAPB's Avatar
    R3/C2 P2D2
    -2.4 I am still 1.8 lbs over my LIW from R3Cycle1. Hoping that is gone in a day or two, and then let the real losing commence!
    Today's plan:
    Breakfast: hard boiled egg
    Lunch: Chicken, leftovers. Steamed with Green Chile's, onion & garlic, over a bed of shredded cabbage. A Campari tomato and mini cucumber
    Snack: Coffee, with chocolate stevia and a large dollop of cream
    Dinner: Steak & salad, with a touch of Bleu Cheese dressing.

    Maybe no fruit today, unless I get caught by the hungry monster. I'm going to be testing no fruit days. I want to get my fasting glucose into the 80's instead of the 90's. Also, I was reading a science blog that described the evolution of fruit which lead me to think that maybe I should be eating fruit only on my exercise days. I don't plan on doing any formal exercises today, but I am still painting walls and that can get a bit strenuous... at least that is what my body tells me because it's so sore!
  6. LisaAPB's Avatar
    R3C2 P2D3
    -.6 ahhhh so nice to see the scale moving in the left direction.
    Today's plan:
    Breakfast: hard boiled egg
    Lunch: lettuce salad, with steak strips, tomato slice, and cucumber
    Snack: grapefruit cup, tea with english toffee stevia and a dollop of cream
    Dinner: grilled tilapia, steamed veggies
    Exercise: no formal exercise today, since I am painting the bathroom.
  7. LisaAPB's Avatar
    R3C2 P2D7
    Up 3+ lbs, which is really odd given that I have been eating fairly clean. But, I had some kind of hive thing again this weekend after mowing the yard. Plus, I've been having some discomfort in my right side again, and I'm beginning to suspect gall bladder. I'm just going to work through this too, unless it reaches epic pain levels because I have no insurance and really cannot afford to have it checked just yet. Today I was afraid to eat, so I had my usual hard boiled egg, and then sipped on about 100 oz of water until dinner when I had a grilled steak and salad. Later I had 1/2 apple and a slice of cheddar cheese. I hope the scale is good to me tomorrow. And I really hope this pain in my side isn't so bad that I can't get a good nights sleep.
    This sucks.
  8. LisaAPB's Avatar
    Down over 3 lb this morning, so my P2 steak day worked. Don't know what that sudden gain the night before was except it coincided with the pain in my side.
    This morning my affirmation to the Universe: I am the picture of good health.
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