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    Morning Bunnies....
    I am not sure if I should be disappointed this morning or laugh.... We (myself and a few other HCGers) have spent approximately 10 weeks sweating blood to stabilize and maintain..... Then we start P2 again, and all my scale wants to do is MAINTAIN!!?? Oi Vei!

    At first this morning when I have yet had another NO MOVEMENT day, I was very disappointed and felt that tomorrow is the end of my week 1 and I have lost NOTHING!.... But then I had to remind myself that I have actually lost 2.4kgs/5.28 lbs! and I am .2 lbs away from my LIW.... But, for those who know me... I can be very hard on myself.... I am comparing this round with My last round which has a loss of 4.2/9.24 at the end of week 1..... But as they say, It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and hopefully this Fat lady can sing a happy song tomorrow

    So Breathe and just go with the flow!! Trust the process!! ...trust the process!!... Trust the process!!

    VLCD 7 - No Movement
    Loss 2.4kg/5.28lbs


    Even on days when I have had my 50 grms of Yogurt (and skipped my coffee) I lost, for me that is unfortunately non-negotiable.... If and when I do go into surgery, I will be required to be on anti-biotics, and I must ensure that my gut flora is as healthy as it can be.... So I am not going to skip that...

    As I said yesterday... Somehow, somewhere, for some bizarre reason chicken is not kind to my scale, and starting this round I though... Silly Notion!! but I had chicken every day this week, and this is the slowest first week loss ever... But I am not taking this to the bank YET.... It does not make sense!....

    I still have a bathroom issue with no movement at all, regardless of taking my magnesium etc....so that could be it....

    I knew, going into this round, I will probably be facing inflammation issues with my injury in December, But I am not going to make a song and dance about it.... I will sweat it out... and the moment my left boob is visibly much much larger than normal and painful so I think I should try not to skip my anti-inflammatories when I am not in pain enough to take one... I keep missing the point it is not a pain killer...it is an anti inflammatory.... will see if I do 1 twice a day if the swelling will go down... fingers crossed

    But then.... I had an little incident this morning... As I told you I have started a neighbour on the protocol, and today will be her first shot and 2 days of Loading.. like me, she works from home, and it is a stressful time for all this year ... so yesterday I suggested that we physically take time out at lunch to do a brisk walk at least 15-20 minutes in that time... I put my Protein in the airfryer... go for a walk and then come back and eat lunch..... We will not always be able to get a break at the same time, but hopefully this will be encouragement for the both of us.... The other plan is that We would try to take time out after work to maybe do another 10 minute walk around the suburb or in the park across the road... But we may be able to start next week or over the weekend as our working hours are slightly different.... Today I need to go shopping for my isolation friends...so she wants to tag along to make sure she buys the right stuff.... So proud of her, so committed.... but she is scared....

    But I am digressing!.... I am a really bad sleeper, and therefore i am thankful for Starbucks for reminding me about melatonin,... However Melatonin is not freely available in South Africa, and I think the max I can get is 3 mg, but I am going to settle for that.... Also I have always all my life hated being awakened by an alarm.. So I like sleeping with my curtails open.... Decided to at least draw the curtains so that some natural morning light will come through.... So because of that I often awake in the early hours of the morning, unable to fall asleep again.... so I watch TV... then fall asleep again and to lazy to get up before I really need to.....

    So last night... I drew the curtains, closed the door to my office to avoid light coming in from the other side.. went to bed at about 10.... woke up at about 4:30 (which is GREAT for me) watched a little TV and got up and out the house at 6 am.... doing a 20 Minute walk (2Kms)... then I threw in another 20 odd minutes doing stepping, and hoola-hooping on my Wii.... tomorrow I will add 10 minutes of Boxing to take care of the Bingo wings....I actually like the boxing exercise....

    So regardless of the scale, I WILL squeeze whatever I can out of the scale this round... For me My Triumph is in the fact that I could complete and maintain a successful P3 and P4 , and that over the holiday period and Christmas season.... And yes, I know I sound like a broken record....Losing weight is not the magic.... keeping it down IS!!...

    Having said all this, I am not making excuses or giving up this early in the game.... My goal is still at least 22 NET lbs in this round.... slowly slowly catch a monkey!
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    At teh end of 2009, I looked like a whale... these stats says 107.7 /237 lbs... by the time I came back from holiday I was 109kgs/239.8... I had a wake up call, and tried every diet imaginable... but it always came back

    In 2014 I discovered HCG.... Did well but tehe pounds did creep back up....

    Here is my comparison from 2009 to today... weight is in pounds... a total loss of 26.5kgs/58.3lbs
    The centimetres loss was a total eye opener.... You can see that HCG take it away where you need it....
    For the sake of interest, I also added a total Inch loss.....

    Even though I did gain ... I can show that weight lost on HCG can stabilize and be sustained....

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    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Dear Yvonne, here is my impossible thought, and I hope you take it in the way I offer it: with love. Your body has been through so much--and is fighting so hard for you right now--and I believe you are doing something good for it in kind in doing this round with support and added exercise (hooray!!). With the injury, the inflammation, the sleep disruptions, the stress of COVID and not having a car and not knowing if and when surgery will happen, I think you can simply trust that losses are not going to be dramatic. However, if you can, as you say, trust the process, trust that your body is hard at work at all kinds of things that are far more crucial at this point for its survival than weight loss, and trust that even maintaining but also losing even increments that show up on the scale are ultimately doing much deeper work for you at this point, then I think you'll be doing yourself the biggest favor of all.

    Could you possibly continue this round without a scale weight number in mind?

    You have come so very far as evidenced by your chart, and in terms of your mindset you have come so far as to have had a very successful P3 and P4. I just really want for you to not be so hard on yourself and your body that carries you despite all the obstacles and setbacks.

    Also: what about taking a probiotic capsule? I'm sure you have a good reason for eating yogurt, but if any part of you is uncomfortable with doing that outside the lines of protocol, you could always try a capsule as well as sauerkraut for on-protocol alternatives good for your gut and doing the important work of establishing healthy flora in anticipation of antibiotics. Just a thought. . . .

    Be kind to yourself today. SO glad sleeping in a darker room seemed to help. I'm a blackout curtain gal and prefer to turn my bedroom into a cave to sleep. I'm so very serious about my evening wind down routine to set myself up for good sleep including wearing blue blocker glasses once the sun goes down and going for a walk at sunrise to sync my circadian rhythms. I've been working for years on my sleep. It's been well worth the discipline!

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    Thank you my friend.... I do understand exactly where you come from and I agree... I cannot tackle a task or a journey without a goal... i need to challenge myself, even in small things... every day is a lesson to be learned.... without a goal I will lack the glue that holds it together....it is just the way I am wired....
    However.... i did say that I will not beat myself up... that does not mean I will not be disappointed at times... I will still drive my goals ... and I will still just trust the process....

    i have been taking pre and probiotics but right now I am taking a Prebiotics specifically aimed at gut health... it tastes vile and thats why i need the 50gm of yogurt... it is in liquid form so i mix it with a teaspoon of sweetener... so I am not doing the yogurt for gut health (wayyyy too little) but just a vessel to take in my prebiotic.... I have tried various brands of pre and probiotics and this one is definitely making a difference.... it is a natural product from the same brand I use for my sinuses and allergies

    Sleep wise I have never been A person to sleep more that 6 hours a night and can get away with 4 hours for quite an extended period of time.... but nowadays I do try to go to bed by 10 snd be asleep by 11....as I know I wake very early... i dare not try to go to bed earlier or I sill wake early and be awake half the night... starting a viscous circle

    I did manage to source some melatonin but cant find the one I saw yesterday.... but my day was insane.....will place an order by Friday latest

    But Hey!!!!! Great news! I got my car back!!! And they even fixed s few small nicks that was not related to the accident

    I do not know if congratulations are in order regarding the inauguration of your new president or not.... I guess there are peole sho are ecstatic and others furious.... Just want to acknowledge that I know today is a pretty big got for the US today
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    I can tell you are really demanding of yourself. And Iím not sure what happened, sounds like you were involved in automobile accident. Thatís a lot of stress, not only that, but you are taking meds, and prob have inflammation stillóI really agree with Divine Miss M, worrying about numbers on a scale may be a little defeating for you at this particular time. Sometimes just how our clothes fit, even how we feel Is better indication of how we are doing. Iím glad you got your car back! You have a lot going on if youíre planning on Surgery soon , good luck to you!

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    Dubbles, thank you friend...
    Yes I had an accident and it appears as if my post mastectomy prosthesis is ruptured but because of my surgery history the Surgeon is hesitant to open up without reason so an MRI is required
    N and medical insurance will not pay so hoping for a claim number from the workmen's fund ... but this is delayed. ANd now I am in a time frame i have to dit it out which suits me as I am not keen on hospitalization at this point with our second
    wave riding high

    I can push myself... that is still Okay... it is all anout not beating myself up... thats the trick!
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Morning Bunnies!!
    So here we are at the end of week 1....

    VLCD 8 - down 700gm/1.54 lbs
    Total Loss Week 1 = 3.1kg/6.82 , of which
    P3/P4/Load weight lost = 2.5kg/5.5lbs
    PLUS .6/1.32 lbs Net Weight


    It's about 3/4 of what I did in round 1 in week one, so all things considered, still not too shabby....
    Maybe this round I will have a slower but more even loss throughout the round and will not be plaqued by other inflammation
    yesterday I skipped both fruits, not on purpose, my day just ran away with me
    Will continue with my daily 20 minute brisk walk, and fit in as much extra time I can on the Wii aerobic exercises

    A tad stiff from my fall yesterday and a black wrist where all the bleeding from my palm drained into the softer tissue of my wrist.... but as they say... only the good die young...so I guess I have a few more years to go.... haha

    Neighbour update
    She is loading day 2 today and I had to be strict with her yesterday for not loading properly...Typical newbie fear of fats so I kept telling het that she will SUFFEr day 1-3 if she does not load well... I think she got the message! haha

    Have another girlfriend coming on board - an old School friend, she knows the drill, but I need to double check her protocol as she did it through a diet crowd whom I know are pretty much on profile... just want to check, ordered today, so will hopefully receive the supplies by monday....

    I do well when I need to lead by example... so this is good for me

    Enjoy the day bunnies... and stay on the straight and narrow....!!
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Ugh, so sorry about the fall, Yvonne; but, per usual, you're picking yourself and dusting yourself off without too much fanfare, I see. I admire that in you.

    I also admire how lovingly you're guiding your friends through HCG. As a teacher myself, I certainly understand how guiding others can also keep us on the straight and narrow, so I'm sure it's a good thing for all of you. And three cheers for getting your car back even better than it was pre accident--WOOT!!

    Keep up the great work, friend! Little by little . . . staying the course . . . trusting the process . . . riding the waves. . . .

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    Good morning to both of you! I love it that you are trying to help your friends!. I always had mixed feelings about sharing with friends my hcg journey. Years ago when I first lost a lot of weight , I tried to get a friend to be a diet buddy, join me in this journey, but that fell flat. Consequently, I've never talked too much about it. In fact a couple of our friends asked us to meet for dinner at DH's fave restaurant Saturday night, I agonized on what to say--they are newer, not old friends--crazy fun. Finally I told my husband, you can go, but I am not at this point in my protocol going out to eat. He did not want to go without me, so I told her I'm in the middle of something and really am busy for the next couple of weeks, as much as I'd love to go out. I figure when they ask next time, if they wait a couple of weeks, I'll go , and explain like I heard you say once on here, weight loss is a committment, and I have made that committment to myself. It's so much easier in P3 to go out than P2, which is no nonsense strict. And I have gone back to OP, Simeons style. So far so good, dropped .8 yesterday after 2 fruits and a Wasa cracker, which tasted so good. Have a good day, I have to get out of here and drop my fur babies off at doggie daycare, where they get to play in a huge yard with other dogs and see the chickens and other animals--she's located in an area with land. The dogs are so tired when they get home, I think they must run around a lot there--they spend one night a week. Anyway will check on the boards later. Have a great day ladies!

    And yes, so sorry about your fall!

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    Morning Dubbles....
    I do get your message about telling people about being on a diet and especially being on HCG....
    There are so many fad diets out there and the weight loss industry is a massive money spinner ....some of those fads and miracle cures are aimed at scamming desperate people out of their hard earned cash...

    You will find two kinds if people who would have their OPINIONS about you doing ...’such an insane diet’... and they are....
    1) the people who never had a days trouble with weight and do not understand your life... whatever they think does not bother me... it’s their opinion and they are entitled to it... as the saying goes... you need to walk in another mans shoes ....
    2) then their are those in desperate need of HCG but do not have the conviction to do what it takes to turn their lives around...or they blame every diet known to mankind for not working,,, and yes you are right... their opinions foes not matter because I am doing something positive to take charge of my life and health and they are not!

    Something I learned along the way.... whenever I decided to go on a diet or make a lifestyle choice...I tell my close friends... and at first they would do the... ahh just one bite... or you can go back on diet tomorrow.. etc etc but by me standing firm, my friends now Actually say...i guess I cant offer you anything? My one friend now goes as far as to buy breadsticks when I go on P2 because they know I can have a breadstick with my herbal tea after dog walking....

    The point of me telling you this? Whenever someone come with the 'it won’t do any harm line'... my answer is... it may not do any harm... but I will be letting myself down and that is more damage than the scale can do....

    So yes... restaurants Are not conducive to P2 eating... so be honest and tell them 'I am on a very strict eating plan that is very specific and unforgiving... but we could do this in a few weeks time'.... I can almost guarantee you.. the wife will say.... tell me more please?

    There is no shame in doing something about your weight... you are doing something positive for you and your health...and if you take it seriously.... so will those who cross your path

    On a similar note...i am quite private and will not post weight related stuff on open FB but I have a small private group where i discuss weight stuff with a handful of girls....we have not posted in a while... so yesterday I posted an update re 22lbs down... successful P 3 and P4 and that I started a new round... not 10 minutes later I got a message... can you please order me some HCG....

    People will respect you for taking care of yourself.. and by not putting yourself in a situation where damage can be done, is commendable!!!



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    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Morning Bunnies!!
    Ok so it looks like this round it down one day... no movement the next day.....6 days in a row now....

    VLCD 9 - no movement
    Total Loss Week 1 = 3.1kg/6.82 , of which
    P3/P4/Load weight lost = 2.5kg/5.5lbs
    PLUS .6/1.32 lbs Net Weight


    its slow but it will go.... I know I am not really acknowledging Stabilization and load gains .. but all things considered my average for week 1 is .85lbs a day... so turning it that way around it is still going Ok

    Did my 20 minute walk this morning, plus 10 minute on the spot run and 10 minutes step.. my watch has given me a new goal after I started walking and making my daily goals, and for today i am almost there 5141 of 5480.... I also know that the scale may be fickle but with movement I will tone....

    Have a fun day!
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    Round 3 - Loading 16 Apr '21 - start weight 76.4/168.1
    Round 2 - Jan-Mar '21 - lost 5kgs/11lbs
    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    You sound good, Yvonne! Congrats on getting in those walks despite that fall. So proud of you! For me walks are so crucial to my health and happiness. I hope they're a happy place for you, too. And I've taken your lead in breaking down the pounds lost based on LIW, loading weight, etc. It's interesting to see, but ultimately, as long as it's all a downward trend, it's a success. And looking at your average losses as .85 per day is pretty awesome! Anything over .5/day is more than I expect, honestly.

    Dubbles, so glad you're doing well on the original protocol; I think that was a smart move. Why make things overly complicated? I also think it was a smart move to decline the dinner invitation. I can't imagine a restaurant meal on P2 not being a disaster. P2 is such a short period of time in the scheme of things. To me it's worth it to just clear the calendar, fully commit, and receive the full benefits of the program. I don't want to be left wondering how well things could have gone had I not screwed something up, you know what I mean?

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