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    Senior Member mbliss's Avatar
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    I'm sorry girl! But seriously, +/-50lbs, or even 100 pounds your still gorgeous!

    Anyways... So, its funny that I am about to say all this in the "Beating the cheating" thread that I made for people to share their stories about how they DIDN'T cheat, and what they did instead. But I don't care... Here goes it.

    First of all, do what you have to do! If you prefer the shake over the meats, do it (Keep your sanity)... IF it DOES affect your losses.... You gotta try something else...or suck it up and eat the meat for 23 days hehe AND do us all a favor and don't blame the diet~because you didn't follow the protocol to the T.. And that sounded kind of rude to you, but I meant for the people who cheat and then say the diet sucks, or they are not having good losses ~ Whatever the case is. I myself, have cheated and I saw first-hand how it affected me personally.. Often it was negatively, sometimes it was positive. Either way it was a "cheat". The first week it was vodka, the next week it was bites of popcorn, and I was even eating of protocol things like turkey burgers, sour cream.. And my BIGGEST one.....creamer. I used fat free half and half, regular half n half I have used non-dairy powder (office creamer) I used milk, honestly, I was bad with it.... Never did I even ATTEMPT to 1. Not drink it or 2. drink it black. I will say though, if I saw that I was stalling or gaining, I would have cut out coffee until P3... But I was doing great! On day 18 I lost 18 pounds+, then some things happened, and I was not able to cook anything, so one night I had pizza, but I didn't eat ANYTHING all day except like 2 slices at night, and a few more days of scraping up what food I could.... All that resulted in only 20lbs lost by day 29, I ran out of drops and glided into P3 and I have been stabilizing well.


    ANYWAYS, MY POINT if any at all being, is that you will read about a lot of people having their own versions of protocol, their own opinions.. Seriously, you do what you have to do and try your very best to stick to protocol... If you slip, you slip... That TRULY doesn't mean you failed... The next morning when you weigh in either you will be happy with what you see... OR you will be upset because you cheated and it affected your losses. Then use that will power you have and realize its not worth it! Again, it is NOT that long at all. And I will say, when you cheat, savor each and every bite! Seriously, and DON'T over do it.. I forgot to mention the nights I snuck in like 4 or 5 kiebler crackers... hahaha I hated that I resulted to cheating.. but I did, and I am still very happy with 20lbs gone, shoot, even 10 would have been better then what I was.


    Don't let food control you!!!!!


    Round I - 2013 - 197.8 (after load) ~ (Start 12/31/12)
    Week 1 Losses (1/8/13): 187.8 (Loss 10lbs)
    Week 2 Losses (1/15/13):
    Week 3 Losses (1/22/13):
    Week 4 Losses (1/29/13):
    Week 5 Losses (2/5/13):

    The Difference Between Try and Triumph is a little UMPH!

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    Bluskydaze, I can sooo relate! And thank you, mbliss, for starting this thread.

    I had a really good week or so, and now I'm having trouble going through ONE DAY without cheating. I have gained back 6 of the 11 pounds I lost, and all in two or three days. And Blusky, I gained almost 50 in a year. I was feeling hopeless this morning, ready to call and cancel my Dr.'s appt. tomorrow, until I found this thread.

    I feel like there's something wrong with me too. Why can't I stick to this? But I have to live in the positive instead of the negative. Some advantages -- my breath is better. I have less gas. My skin is clearer. (All of this, I think, from no sugar and dairy.)

    And then I go and blow it on an egg roll! How stupid is that? Blech!

    I'm even too embarrassed to update my signature, and too embarrassed to post on my regular thread.

    Blusky, just try to get through one day, or even one hour, at a time. If you want, we can text each other....not sure where you are. But we can do this! I won't give up if YOU won't!
    ~ Bridget
    Start Weight: 196
    Load 11/18/11-11/20/11
    VLCD1: 196
    VLCD2: 189
    VLCD3: 187.5
    VLCD4: 186.5
    VLCD5: 186.5
    VLCD6: 187.5
    VLCD7: 187
    VLCD8: 185.5
    VLCD9: 185.5
    VLC10: 187
    VLC11: 187
    VLC12: 185
    VLC13: 185
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    When you cheat, you need to figure out what is triggering your self-sabotage.

    What triggers you? Boredom, frustration, lethargy, depression, emotional stress, TOM?

    If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution.

    Get the tempting food out of the house. Read the Success Stories. Look at the End Goal not the effort to get there. Every day you wake up having stayed on course the day before, congratulate yourself!

    When the temptation comes, figure out why you are being tempted. Write the food on a list of things to eat once you are off the diet. You can always tell yourself I will have that on this date. Then have a cup of herbal tea and switch your attention to something non-food. Whatever it takes to get you past the temptation.

    You can do it if you want to bad enough.
    Just read Weight Loss Apocalypse which gave me new resolve.
    Currently getting back to the ticker weight.

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    Itsybitsy,
    WELL SAID!!! Very good advice. I agree with you all the way. I am going to adopt that phrase.
    If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution. I LOVE IT!!!

    LilLotus and Blusky,
    hang in there ladies. Like itsybitsy said, you have to find out why you are sabotaging your own efforts. It is probably something other than food and temptations. I know you both want this, obviously you are here and it wouldn't bother you if you didn't. And don't discount your efforts, you are doing good. You just gotta keep trying. Keep fighting. Do what you have to do, as earlier said by Mbliss. This diet is HARD. I will be honest. I have done 2 rounds successfully and stabilized. But I also went back into my old habits on my vacation and here I am for a third round. It takes a lot. BUT you ladies have got it. You can do it. If all us can do the diet, SO CAN YOU. Try to find a way to cope and remove the tempting foods. If possible find a way to cook for your family, without having to eat the food. I have a friend who ordered from lets dish for her family so that she wouldn't have to cook because she was tempted always after cooking. Another person cooks the same thing for her family and adds maybe some starch for them so she doesn't feel too deprived. Another has her DH help out in the cooking at times.
    whatever happens you are not alone, and we will encourage you. This is techincally my 4th round. Dec 2010 last year, I tried to do hcg and cheated on the 8th day and fell off the wagon. In april 2011, I began again after I gained a whopping 15 pounds over the holidays and after my birthday in february/ vcation taking me to 205 Ibs. EEKK!! Also when I saw my post feb 2011 vacation pics. I was in horror and it made me try the protocol and I was successful.
    This forum was also a big help. I didn't have it last year. anyways, please don't give up, keep trying. Or wait until you are totally in the game and try again after the holidays. either way you have got what it takes. We are rooting for you.
    R1 Start wgt/ load: 205.0/208.8
    R1 LIW: 169.0/168.8 Stabilized 167.4
    R2 Load 1: 168.4/172.6
    R2 LIW 157.4 Stabilized (156.8-159.0)
    R3 Load 165.2/165.6
    R3 wk 3: almost done: Normal BMI!!!
    R3 LIW: 152.2 weight Today: 152.8 P3 day 3
    ******** 1.6 pounds left to GOAL*************



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    Quote Originally Posted by RockRose View Post
    An old svelte photo of myself to stuck to the mirror motivates me!
    [QUOTE= Originally Posted by gman
    Exactly what my doctor told me...he said if you do it strictly all the way through all the phases, it resets things, and then you are like you were as a kid...pretty much can eat what you want and not get fat (within reason). You cheat during the diet, and it may not reset! [/QUOTE]

    These (the second from another thread) and didi's idea of posting a pic of yourself at your heaviest. I think I'll keep one of me at my thinnest and one of me at my... thickest... in my log book (I bought a mini planner to record my weight, measurements, and food log in).

    A tenant brought in See's candy this week and there is only one left, after reading the second post from the other thread, I put it in a plastic bag to have for P4, or whenever my body is ready. It can be so hard not to cheat, right now is my TOM and I haven't had it in 2 months, which is NOT normal for me (don't worry, I confirmed that I'm not preggo), so I feel like the cravings are extra bad.

    Thank you all for the encouragement, this is a wonderful forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbliss View Post
    I'm sorry girl! But seriously, +/-50lbs, or even 100 pounds your still gorgeous!

    Anyways... So, its funny that I am about to say all this in the "Beating the cheating" thread that I made for people to share their stories about how they DIDN'T cheat, and what they did instead. But I don't care... Here goes it.

    First of all, do what you have to do! If you prefer the shake over the meats, do it (Keep your sanity)... IF it DOES affect your losses.... You gotta try something else...or suck it up and eat the meat for 23 days hehe AND do us all a favor and don't blame the diet~because you didn't follow the protocol to the T.. And that sounded kind of rude to you, but I meant for the people who cheat and then say the diet sucks, or they are not having good losses ~ Whatever the case is. I myself, have cheated and I saw first-hand how it affected me personally.. Often it was negatively, sometimes it was positive. Either way it was a "cheat". The first week it was vodka, the next week it was bites of popcorn, and I was even eating of protocol things like turkey burgers, sour cream.. And my BIGGEST one.....creamer. I used fat free half and half, regular half n half I have used non-dairy powder (office creamer) I used milk, honestly, I was bad with it.... Never did I even ATTEMPT to 1. Not drink it or 2. drink it black. I will say though, if I saw that I was stalling or gaining, I would have cut out coffee until P3... But I was doing great! On day 18 I lost 18 pounds+, then some things happened, and I was not able to cook anything, so one night I had pizza, but I didn't eat ANYTHING all day except like 2 slices at night, and a few more days of scraping up what food I could.... All that resulted in only 20lbs lost by day 29, I ran out of drops and glided into P3 and I have been stabilizing well.


    ANYWAYS, MY POINT if any at all being, is that you will read about a lot of people having their own versions of protocol, their own opinions.. Seriously, you do what you have to do and try your very best to stick to protocol... If you slip, you slip... That TRULY doesn't mean you failed... The next morning when you weigh in either you will be happy with what you see... OR you will be upset because you cheated and it affected your losses. Then use that will power you have and realize its not worth it! Again, it is NOT that long at all. And I will say, when you cheat, savor each and every bite! Seriously, and DON'T over do it.. I forgot to mention the nights I snuck in like 4 or 5 kiebler crackers... hahaha I hated that I resulted to cheating.. but I did, and I am still very happy with 20lbs gone, shoot, even 10 would have been better then what I was.


    Don't let food control you!!!!!
    I have the SAME problem with my coffee!!!! I can do the stevia and I can handle the 1 cup a day, but I CANNOT handle a lousy 1 tbls of milk!!!! First I hate cow milk! ( vegan last 5 years) but I used it the first week and it just makes me irritable every single Mornin having my coffee not taste the way I love it. With lots of creamer - non dairy and real maple syrup instead of regular sugar when I had it. Every day last week I used 2 tbls. And it still was yucky! So then I got some liquid 'coffee creamer' that's milk based. It has 30 cals per tbls. But less sugar than the 2% milk I used. I don't know if that really makes a difference about the sugars. Dr S mentioned the sugar in milk for the slower loses in vegetarians. But still I think that's my biggest complaint on the diet. It seems so minor. But I love my coffee and a couple months ago I got down from 4-5 cups a day to 1-2. I know it's crazy :0!!! Help!! Whats been workin for u lately- on P 2? Thanks for this thread!!!


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    Shannon,
    I think I also use more than 1 tbsp. Sometimes up to 4-5 tbsp per day with losses great anyways. But in round 1 and 2 I stuck to 1-2 tbsps. I am close to goal so early in the round so I am taking more chances this round within reason and I am still losing. Total of 9 pounds but 9.4 with load weight. I think if you have to go rogue with the milk thats fine if it works for you especially being vegetarian. Its better than chaeting by eating carbs.
    R1 Start wgt/ load: 205.0/208.8
    R1 LIW: 169.0/168.8 Stabilized 167.4
    R2 Load 1: 168.4/172.6
    R2 LIW 157.4 Stabilized (156.8-159.0)
    R3 Load 165.2/165.6
    R3 wk 3: almost done: Normal BMI!!!
    R3 LIW: 152.2 weight Today: 152.8 P3 day 3
    ******** 1.6 pounds left to GOAL*************



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    OK EVERYONE! BACK TO HOW WE BEAT THE CHEATS!

    So, yesterday, someone brought in my FAVORITE cookies, the sugar cookies with the thick pile of frosting, ever so soft and tasty... Oh not to mention SUGARY! hehe. So... Anyways, I ate my lunch as normal... Staring at the cookies, probably about 4 times I went to go open the container, one of those times I even got a knife so I could cut a piece off.... every time I stopped myself no matter how many times I justified a little piece. In the end, I went back in the kitchen, almost convinced to let myself have one, and they were gone. I won that battle!


    Round I - 2013 - 197.8 (after load) ~ (Start 12/31/12)
    Week 1 Losses (1/8/13): 187.8 (Loss 10lbs)
    Week 2 Losses (1/15/13):
    Week 3 Losses (1/22/13):
    Week 4 Losses (1/29/13):
    Week 5 Losses (2/5/13):

    The Difference Between Try and Triumph is a little UMPH!

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    GREAT JOB Mbliss!!!!!! Thats incredible will power!!! Mbliss =100 Yummy Cookies =0!!! YAY!! Awesome victory!!
    R1 Start wgt/ load: 205.0/208.8
    R1 LIW: 169.0/168.8 Stabilized 167.4
    R2 Load 1: 168.4/172.6
    R2 LIW 157.4 Stabilized (156.8-159.0)
    R3 Load 165.2/165.6
    R3 wk 3: almost done: Normal BMI!!!
    R3 LIW: 152.2 weight Today: 152.8 P3 day 3
    ******** 1.6 pounds left to GOAL*************



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    It was so worth it too! Still stabilizing great in P3


    Round I - 2013 - 197.8 (after load) ~ (Start 12/31/12)
    Week 1 Losses (1/8/13): 187.8 (Loss 10lbs)
    Week 2 Losses (1/15/13):
    Week 3 Losses (1/22/13):
    Week 4 Losses (1/29/13):
    Week 5 Losses (2/5/13):

    The Difference Between Try and Triumph is a little UMPH!

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    I'm on P2 after several weeks on the Kruse Leptin Reset. Outside of just missing eating, which is NOT the same as hunger, the round has been easy.

    Yesterday I baked my favorite Christmas cookies and Paleo pumpkin loaves to send to the kids. Not only did I not lick the spoon, but I did not take a cookie or a slice NOR did I even want to. Sweet FREEDOM! I credit both the rounds of HCG and the Kruse Reset for those changes.

    And this morning the scale was down 1.0. Woo Hoo! Very happy camper here!
    Just read Weight Loss Apocalypse which gave me new resolve.
    Currently getting back to the ticker weight.

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    Instant rewards!! Great job!


    Round I - 2013 - 197.8 (after load) ~ (Start 12/31/12)
    Week 1 Losses (1/8/13): 187.8 (Loss 10lbs)
    Week 2 Losses (1/15/13):
    Week 3 Losses (1/22/13):
    Week 4 Losses (1/29/13):
    Week 5 Losses (2/5/13):

    The Difference Between Try and Triumph is a little UMPH!

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