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    1st 24hrs after Last injection
    And of course the lill Chinese in my lounge have no idea of what date it is!!!

    Down 300gm/.66lbs

    Will have to see where it goes... who knows... might even still get to my target but as promised I will not make a conscious effort to lose more ... but I guess while the HCG is still in my blood I can only hope that it will use the last bit of magic in the next two days ....might be a tall order as i need 900gm to get below 80kg but I am happy with the 22lbs
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    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leez View Post
    Congrats on finishing a successful P2. You may not experience any hunger during the transition. But if you do, yes adding a bit of extra protein will tide you over.

    What are you doing to celebrate? I like to do some closet shopping on that last day. It helps me realize just what a big change has happened.

    @DivineMissM: I love having some losses during the transition. It makes me feel less anxious about having a bad few scale days as I ease into P3. My first week tends to be a bit volatile, so any extra cushion going it is very welcome.
    Thanks for this, Leez! I always like a cushion, too, and my aim is to just not drive myself crazy with obsessiveness with the scale--though being mindful and attentive at the same time. Glad to know I may be in for a roller coaster, especially this first week, so I can ride it as gracefully as possible. I have a freezer full of beautiful, giant grass-fed steaks at the ready!

    I also think it's really important to celebrate--and not with food! I don't think I've shared this here before, but my dad, who was morbidly obese my whole life until his death (untimely--suicide) last year, did the HCG diet waaaay back in the early 1970s and lost more than 100 pounds, completely transforming himself to the point that his own mother didn't recognize him! But what he told me was he made the mistake of celebrating the loss with french fries and beer and returning to eating all the foods and habits that made him obese to begin with. I keep hearing his voice and imagine him watching over me lovingly as I continue this journey.

    I celebrated by ordering a new pair of smaller cute jeans--a brown pair of Prana jeans--as well as a size small pair of flannel pajama bottoms, also Prana and organic cotton. Prana is one of my favorite brands and not cheap. So, it's a significant investment and celebration and symbol of commitment that I remain at this smaller size!

    As I was unpacking my clothes the other day I thought to myself, I don't love these clothes anymore. Many of them were chosen because they hid my fat or they were marginally flattering on my body. Now I feel the freedom to buy clothes I really love just because I love them and feel good in them. I don't have the money to just go buy a whole new wardrobe right now, but this is my intention, bit by bit: to get rid of the clothes I don't love and replace them with new high quality pieces I love and feel good in.

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    Thanks for sharing MissM....
    My motherís side of the family is all on the chubby side so i have been dieting all my life And being short does not help....

    Thanks Leez from me too... with the inflammation thing and not sure if and or how much ch the scale will do down.... i will just record the daily weights during my 72 hours and then see if and how I stabilize during week 1....

    I was tempted this afternoon at 4pm and did a quick urine test.... even after doing both my breadsticks today It rewarded me with with a seriously dark purple.... bring on P3!!

    Ok I did not celebrate as such.... but I rewarded myself with an impulse buy.... I have a freezer part to my fridge... but i have a chest freezer in the garage but the chest freezer is a pain because it becomes a pit in which good disappear into.... so yesterday was LIW and i bought a upright freezer at a really good price!

    Being single its hard to buy veggies for a week and then either all the same for the week or half goes to waste... now i can do a whole batch ch of veggies and portion it for easy access in the new freezer... which btw was delivered this morning ....so can be P3 ready... unfortunately not all veggies freeze well?
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    2nd 24 hour day
    Ketostick still beautifully purple but nitrites and leucocytes not clearing completely...

    But ... the lill guy in the lounge threw me yet another bone.... lets she how this continues and how upping calories will make a differrnce

    Down 200gm/.44 1.1 lbs below liw.... will just see where it goes

    In hindsight, with P3 only 24 hours away.... that I DID actually do P3 previously... i only realise now that I did not plan for it as well as i have done for this Round.... I did not have P3 alternatives at hand for those pesky things we crave because we cant have them...

    Busy cooking a meal for a family in the community ... a pork stew ... i realized that everything that went into it I could eat on P3 except for the carrots and the dry/hard cider i cooked it in....
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Ok... ito P 2 i may not have had a good day

    I found 3 ferrero roche chocs in my fridge since my birthday they are no longer in my fridge ,.. looking forward ti tomorrow and how our different approaches will have different results
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    Ok... ito P 2 i may not have had a good day

    I found 3 ferrero roche chocs in my fridge since my birthday they are no longer in my fridge ,.. looking forward ti tomorrow and how our different approaches will have different results
    I am not following, Yvonne. Did you eat the chocolate?

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    Yes I did..... shame on me
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    Yes I did..... shame on me
    HUGS! Onward and upward. I already bought some erythritol chocolate just in case I get to that point. I am not planning on eating any until P4 even if allowed, but I know that moment when you see something and can't resist! Have plan! Hopefully, there are no more surprises in your cupboards!

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    Nope... thankfully not!!
    I woke up very excited this morning.... my 72 hours is up! The start of my stabilization!
    Was lying in bed and this new day and time ahead had me very excited but also fearful!!!
    Still seriously in keto.... but from here on out it will mot be the hcg that will have me in Keto... but what I put in my mouth!

    Before starting I never drank a lot of coffee... but always had a nescafe Cappuccino which was the plan this morning... then I thought to myself that I would rather have normal coffee with cream.... the cappuccino has 6 calories so cream is higher in calories but no carbs....

    The chocolates left its mark .... up 200gm naughty naughty
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Welcome to P3, Yvonne! Looking forward to following along. I feel you on the fear, though I imagine that will dissipate as we each find our groove in this phase of the process. Enjoy that coffee--and the rest of your day!!

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    ROUND 2.... Here we go!

    Morning bunnies!!

    PS... not round 2 total... but round 2 this time around

    So this is LOAD DAY 1....first injection this morning

    However I had an early start on BAD food last night!... i ordered in a cheese and bacon burger and chips... AND deep fried Chicken strips! Strangely enough my keto stick came out dark purple this morning... but the scale was not happy... this indiscretion took the scale up by two full pounds!! YIKES! lets see where it stops after two days of loading, I am pretty sure this is a temporary gain and that my starting weight will be at 82kgs...

    I did not stock up on crazy stuff... have a large tub of full fat yogurt...full fat cream cheese... i have some pan fried salmon in butter planned... some lamb chops and ground lam mince.... hoping the get some Avo and smoked trout... ( my fave!) will quickly whip up a batch of peanut/coconut clusters to nibble on.... just have to dredge it out the freezer again... have some bacon and eggs but cannot see me getting to that... not in week days

    As i have mentioned I will modify P2 ever do slightly by adding a small portion of Fat free yogurt to accommodate my prebiotic and half a portion protein powder... just to up my protein a little.

    Please fo understand that in doing this, I am not going rogue, I am a purist where it comes to protocol ... I had a choice between no round at all Or a few tweaks... i am not going to repeat all the woes ... because all of you who have been around in November and December will know the story...I am not even sure the small tweaks will achieve anything... but lets see what happens

    Watch this space!... hoping for another 22lbs (or more) in this round!


    Veggie wise I find what I can eat very limiting in P2 and often eat tomato about 75% of the time, so I bought some cabbage with which i will make a cabbage soup base which I can enjoy on rainy days... i often add little chicken or beef meatballs...

    Here we go!
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 2 - Start weight 82/180.4 After Loading 83.6/183.92
    Sept '20 - First round since 2015!
    Wk 1= -4.2/9.24 |wk 2= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 3= -1.4/3.08 |Wk 4= -1.3/2.86 |Wk 5= -1/2.2 |Week 6= -.8/.44 |Total loss 10kg/ 22lbs- LIW 178.4
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 (Steak day16 Nov) | week 2 - on LIW | week 3 - up .66 | week 4 on LIW - 9 weeks after LIW 180.4

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    Best of luck, friend! I'll be joining you on Thursday. . . .

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