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    Struggling! Please Help!

    Hi everyone! Thanks for taking time to pop in and read my post.
    Almost 3 weeks ago I began my HCG journey....for the second time. Last year (I think I began in May) I went on the diet and was so blown away by my results, going from 178 (my highest weight at the time) to 150 in just a few short weeks. I was so excited and pleased with the results! Then "disaster" struck. From a food-rich vacation, to getting a job in a sweets factory where I was required to taste new products daily, to moving to Venice, Italy (I'm a college student), to (I'm embarrassed to admit) depression (I'm an emotional eater, I'm not gonna lie) I put my weight back on. And then some. When I got home from Italy I was terrified of the scale. I avoided it at all costs because I knew it would confirm what I saw in the mirror. I mean, I've been a little merciful with myself...because really, if you don't come home from a semester in ITALY with a few extra pounds you are in sin (ha!). Anyways, I eventually "cowboyed" up and stepped on the scale, which revealed to me my NEW weight of 189 pounds- highest EVER. Oh, I would be lying if I said I didn't cry. All my hard work gone down the drain!

    So I decided to take action, and that's when I ordered my HCG. Like I said, I began about 3 weeks ago. But this time has been very different. The weight loss is slower (I've only lost 13 pounds), and I'm becoming discouraged. I mean, I FINALLY hit 176.1 pounds today, 2 pounds shy of the weight I STARTED at last year. Which stinks! I feel like I won't get down to the weight I reached last year because of this (and THAT weight wasn't even my goal). I mean, I only lost 5 ounces when I checked today! I don't know why or what I'm doing wrong...but I'm bummed. Is it just harder the second time you do HCG? I've read it's harder the second time for people who have lost more weight or maintained the weight they reached at the end of their first HCG experience, but it says nothing about people who gained. Am I being too harsh on myself? Does the weight just come off slower the second time? What should I do? How much longer should I stick with it?
    Thanks so much for reading!

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    Stick with it! And don't be so hard on yourself. It happens to the best of us

    A few questions so I can try to help:

    - How much water are you drinking?
    - What exactly are you eating?
    - Are you counting your calories to make sure you're hitting 500?
    - Any cheats this round?

    If I were you, I would try to do a long round and see how things go, then stabilize. You can always do another round if you need to.

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    Thank you so much for your kind reply!
    Perhaps I am drinking too much water? Is there such a thing? I drink one 12 oz glass of water before my breakfast in the morning (an apple, orange, a few strawberries...I abide by the guidelines) and then another right after. I drink probably 2 more glasses throughout the day until I hit lunch where I will repeat what I did with breakfast, 1 12 oz glass before and after I eat. I drink 2 more glasses before I hit dinner where I will once again, drink my water before and after my meal. I'd say that I drink another 12 oz glass for the night and if I stay up late and get hungry, I drink more. So I'm consuming a lot of water!

    I eat nothing out of the ordinary.... portioned chicken, beef, steak, maybe a little shrimp, with a side of a veggie from the approved list. The only thing I'm thinking that might be wrong is that I bought some supposedly "No Sugar Added" applesauce to heat and serve with a little cinnamon for my second fruit of the day...but that's it!
    I'm determined to find the culprit whatever it may be!

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    Are you eating 2 fruits, 2 veggies and 2 proteins a day? I'm a little confused because you said you eat breakfast, lunch & dinner and most only do lunch and dinner, though you can split it up. Maybe try cutting 1 fruit and adding just a little more protein to make up for the calorie difference. Usually people say to divide your weight in half and that's how many ounces of water you need each day. Around 80-100 is usually a good range in P2 though. Some people drink more or less and do fine. Are you eating any melba?

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    I do eat 2 fruits, but I eat one in the morning and one at night instead of during lunch and dinner. I just like to space it out. I guess I shouldn't call it breakfast, but rather, my first fruit of the day. I do eat 2 proteins and 2 veggies a day as well, but I don't eat any melba! I will try cutting a fruit and going for a little more protein as well as lowering my water intake...it seems I have gone a little overboard. Thanks

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    You don't have to cut the morning fruit if that helps you get through to lunch. I read somewhere that when you eat fruit later in the day, your body uses it more as sugar.

    Have you had any hunger at all? Just want to make sure your dose is right too.

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    That makes sense! I will starting eating my second fruit with lunch or as a snack before dinner. I haven't been hungry at all..unless I'm up until 2 in the morning or something crazy like that. My brain tells me I'm hungry because I'm usually a binge eater throughout the day (off the diet), but I'm really not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatgirlgettingfit View Post
    That makes sense! I will starting eating my second fruit with lunch or as a snack before dinner. I haven't been hungry at all..unless I'm up until 2 in the morning or something crazy like that. My brain tells me I'm hungry because I'm usually a binge eater throughout the day (off the diet), but I'm really not.
    How much sleep are you getting? If you don't get close to 7 hours per night, that might be what's slowing down your losses.
    I make sure I'm in bed by 10 pm because I get up at 5:30 am.

    Are you walking at least 30 mins. a day? That would also help.

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    Hang in there .... I too had a simialr experience .. I lost 40 pounds 3 years ago (200 down to 160 aprox) 200 pounds on a 5' 10" male doesnt look good in my 20's I was in the 145-150 range but at closer to 50 I'd be all skin and bones at that wieght :-) ... anyway I did really well for about a year and then circumstances, bad choices and also depression (nothing to be ashamed of there) as well got to 202 3 weeks ago ... So I've started again ... I hope to see the same kind of results but I'm also lowering my expectations as well .. if I even get to 170 range this time I will be very happy as its a hell of a lot better then 200+ and the scale was only going up ...

    As for your water intake ... it is very important to keep the water intake up 8-10 glasses is recomended .. I know some people that have the oposite problem than most and drink 15-16 sometimes 20 glasses a day any they are doing them self damge ... the common science (I believe) is take you weight divide by 2 and thats the amout of fluid Ounces you drink 160 pounds would be 80oz of water a day, 8x10oz glass ... drinking water on this diet is very important

    On my last round I would only do half an orange at breakfast time along with some black coffee or some oolong tea and then only eat my next fruit at my afternoon snack (Strawberries or an Apple, not both) Celery sticks became my friend as well :-)

    Keep coming back here and asking questions (its what I'm doing) and dont loose heart even small losses are losses and not gains you'll get a great suprisse one morning with a big loss and be on top of the world :-)





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    Quote Originally Posted by curvygirl63 View Post
    How much sleep are you getting? If you don't get close to 7 hours per night, that might be what's slowing down your losses.
    I make sure I'm in bed by 10 pm because I get up at 5:30 am.

    Are you walking at least 30 mins. a day? That would also help.
    Very good point ... sleep is the time your body is doing most of the work especially rem sleep ..... Sadly I have cronic insomnia, last night was up till 3am and then was in bed with my mind racing for I dont know how long and I know this is bad for me regardless of being on this program or not ... doctors say getting good sleep is one of the most important things you can do (easier said than done for some) ... iIm looking into finding meletonin that does not have all the usual nasty aditives that most over the counter or supermarket brands have in them ... Walking 30 mins a day is also a great suggestion :-)





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    Thank you all for your input!! I am a terrible sleeper... I find myself most motivated in the evening when I'm not preoccupied with a 2 year old and a 4 year old (I'm a nanny for the summer), so I tend to stay awake and get things accomplished. It's been very hot lately so in place of walking I have been swimming with the kids in the pool...we usually stay in for about an hour at a time. I've been hearing about essential oils and how there are some that can aid in sleep...perhaps I will look into those to help my sleep issues. Thank you again for your encouragement...sometimes I forget about the little things and get distracted from the ultimate goal!

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    I think you're being too hard on yourself. Italy and a candy shop would do most of us in; I'm pretty sure I'd have gained at least as much as you did if not more. Also, you're experiencing average losses...average loss for women is 1/2 to 3/4 lb a day over the course of the round. I'd skip the essential oils until you get to P3. Magnesium should help you sleep and keep you regular.

    What type and how much hcg are you taking? Are you experiencing any hunger?

    As for the applesauce, dice up an apple (peeled or not), put it in a saucepan with a tablespoon or two of water, a small dash salt and some cinnamon. Let simmer on low until of desired consistency. 10-15 minutes gets you stewed apples. A half hour and you can stir it up and have applesauce. If you make it yourself, you know what's in it and you're sure it is protocol.

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