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    and the Saga of the vengeful scale continues!!!!

    48hrs down and another 600g/1.3lbs down....
    would not budge is 3 weeks and now within two days sans HCG I am now officially outside of me 2 pound window...
    but lets see what that sneaky scale has in mind for tomorrow, at the start of P3

    One thing I am grateful for these past two rounds of HCG, is that I am starting to experience hunger which is a novel feeling for me
    I started out this morning having to have a fruit to relieve my hunger.. HCG is fast wearing off!

    Dubbles I saw a post from you and wanted to respond to it but now cannot find it...so I will answer here
    My big problem is that i do not overeat...I under-eat, because I seldom experience hunger, I simply forget to eat, and therefore during P3, I need to count calories to get an idea of how much of what I would normally pack into a day gives me sufficient calories, I am not concerned about the calories, but more so than to see roughly where I should aim for, also considering that I will continue my 10,000 vigorous step regime going forward and I need to be mindful of calories in and calories out going forward...

    so as of now... fingers crossed 48hrs into cross over and I am down 1.1kgs/2.4lbs from LIW.... we can only wait and see...

    Nice neat number today at 75kg/165lb
    have an awesome day bunnies!
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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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    Your beginning to experience hunger is a sure sign of health I'd say, Yvonne. So hooray for that! I, too, have been experiencing tremendous hunger, but that's another story altogether. Hunger is not a bad thing. It's how we respond to it. . . .

    And that trickster, the scale! Too funny. I wouldn't be surprised if you continue to drop as the inflammation continues to resolve itself in your body. Any updates about that, friend? Any surgery on the horizon? How's the pain and the gut and managing candida, etc.? Haven't heard anything lately.

    Happy days transitioning into P3, and cheers to the weekend. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Your beginning to experience hunger is a sure sign of health I'd say, Yvonne. So hooray for that! I, too, have been experiencing tremendous hunger, but that's another story altogether. Hunger is not a bad thing. It's how we respond to it. . . .
    yes... I am happy about that, But I think it is also having been consistent throughout P2 and P3 and P4 for eating 3 meals and 2-3 snaks a day, I think my brain is now reminding me when it is food time - as I said on another thread - in essence my food choices are not bad - it is skipping meals, and then end up eating the wrong stuff.....

    I spoke to another friend of mine who is not very good at dieting, but two of her friends in teh same complex as her are very diet conscious, so now she is coming around and will do the keto (no carbs no sugars from Sunday Night to Friday evening and then have more freedom over the weekends... so I want to see if I can download that book you spoke of for her

    And that trickster, the scale! Too funny. I wouldn't be surprised if you continue to drop as the inflammation continues to resolve itself in your body. Any updates about that, friend? Any surgery on the horizon? How's the pain and the gut and managing candida, etc.? Haven't heard anything lately.
    I don't like harping on the negatives, it makes me feel that I am blaming slow losses on it and get becomes old news.... Pain comes and goes, cannot even CONSIDER surgery before end of April and so it is also good to rather loose all my weight before then to help with the symmetry when they do fix it, still badly inflamed and bigger than the other

    Re The gut health - After my first week of P2 I stopped taking the extra yogurt with which I took my prebiotics.... will be able to start again tomorrow But my stomach feels better

    Candida? Not so sure it is Candid and will do a round of that stuff this weekend - because I do not see the white thrush, just a specific itchy spot and that comes and goes.... I think it might even be a Psoriasis spot... I have it pop up here and there and everywhere on my body especially when under stress.....and that I just have to sit out it comes and goes....

    Happy days transitioning into P3, and cheers to the weekend. . . .
    Yip, most definitely not planning an overindulgent weekend, I learned from my past P3 start.... My stomach does not like feeling full!!
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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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    Enjoyed reading your postings, and back and forths with Miss M and WB. Not much to add here, I have read before that Keto can be difficult for a lot of women. I just can't do it properly, like having so many fats, and keeping track of it all. Hope everyone on forums enjoys the weekend and upcoming P3 meals. Wish I was there with you.

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    Dubbles... thanks
    I am not really doing the complicated Keto... remember... life going forward is a new normal... i am not planning a full on life long DIET.... its more about incorporating principles that can work for me.... i am not planning on eating excessive fats... i will not necessarily eat more fats than I feel comfortable with... i generally gravitate towards the lower carb veggies and sugar free products ... during my past p3 and P4 i tested for keto ... and my inclusions kept me in perfect Keto... obviously my plan as i feel comfortable will have a little leeway
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    Dear all...
    May i please digress from hcg and the scale and weight loss fir a short while

    Can I please call on prayers and or whatever you do to communicate with your Higher Being....
    A very special friend is having brain surgery tomorrow to remove a massive tumour... she is s doctor and blessed to have an excellent surgeon... but i am truly worried... my first prsyer is just to see her survive the surgery... my second is for minimal damage as a result of surgery
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Certainly happy to pray for your friend. This is such devastating news for anyone. Will be praying for your friend , for her family and friends.

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    Love and prayers and all good things for your friend (and you), Yvonne!!

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    FWIW, I think often when we speak casually about keto here what we really mean is low carb. I believe keto initially was meant as a treatment for epilepsy wherein fats are the primary source of calories that helps curb the kind of brain stimulation that causes seizures. No doubt that's a terrible oversimplification if not slightly inaccurate portrayal . . . but it seems the diet industry has picked up on the skeleton of the idea and run with low carb but calls it keto. I've also read that ketone test strips aren't actually an accurate reflection of whether or not the body is in ketosis. . . . though that may neither be here nor there.

    Anyway, I think we all generally agree that eating primarily non starchy veg, proteins, and some healthy fats, while avoiding sugars and starches is probably the healthiest way of eating for us and that it even is likely sustainable (with some fruit and wine and maybe the occasional potato or what have you) for the long haul without feeling like a diet. If you wanna call it keto, I don't mind, but I think that's the crux of our semantical variance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    FWIW, I think often when we speak casually about keto here what we really mean is low carb. I believe keto initially was meant as a treatment for epilepsy wherein fats are the primary source of calories that helps curb the kind of brain stimulation that causes seizures. No doubt that's a terrible oversimplification if not slightly inaccurate portrayal . . . but it seems the diet industry has picked up on the skeleton of the idea and run with low carb but calls it keto. I've also read that ketone test strips aren't actually an accurate reflection of whether or not the body is in ketosis. . . . though that may neither be here nor there.

    Anyway, I think we all generally agree that eating primarily non starchy veg, proteins, and some healthy fats, while avoiding sugars and starches is probably the healthiest way of eating for us and that it even is likely sustainable (with some fruit and wine and maybe the occasional potato or what have you) for the long haul without feeling like a diet. If you wanna call it keto, I don't mind, but I think that's the crux of our semantical variance.

    You are absolutely correct. In fact, for receipes--I'm going to scan keto books as well as "low carb". And I do agree that primarily eating non-starchy vegs, and some healthy fats is the way to go. Making allowances for occasional treat, or carb food. I go wrong by "occasional". It becomes daily and I forego the thinking, get back to the 2 lb window! That will be crucial for me, I think--really living by that rule. Once it gets to be 5-10 lbs, seems like it a gone deal.

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    So true MissM... since I have been a serial dieter all my life, the Common ground for all are carbs and sugars... is there anyone here who can name a diet where carbs and sugars were not to excluded?

    Simply ... we need to choose a new normal than we can live with going forward... whatever it may be,... as long as it works for you.... Any plan is better than no plan and the fact that the diet industry managed to successfully make keto the new buzz word, carb free alternatives are easier to find and thus making it easier to cut carbs out
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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    Round 1 - Sept-Nov '20 - lost 10kgs/22lbs

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    Morning Bunnies!!
    so here we are... Day One of P3!....
    Up 300g/.66, but I am not phased, I am way under LIW in any case, so LIW still has to be established, since I am actually at my 2lbs window if i have to take my LIW

    Started out with a small portion of yogurt followed by 2 eggs, 3 rashers of bacon and a slice on Banting toast (zero carbs)
    Went shopping and not phased by anything, but did treat myself to a few things I would like during the week... Will roast a chicken and enjoy that skin!! haha, some smoked trout (which I love), full fat yogurt and CAULIFLOWER!! my go -to veg which I missed during P2... and as a treat (Yes MissM!! I have to get ridge of this habit or rewarding with food!!) I got myself two Sugar and Carb free Nougats.... (could only have half and found it very rich) As I wrote on WB's thread yesterday, Banting is quite big in South Africa so even though very pricey, Sugar AND carb free stuff is readily available.... I do not have much of a sweet tooth, but its nice to have it for a once in a while treat... Also got myself some lamb chops for this evening,...That is one thing I do miss in P2...I dont eat it often, but I love it! and a nice piece of Salmon for in the week...also something very pricey here, so that in itself is a huge P3 treat for me

    It's Lunchtime and I am not hungry, but I will probably eat an Avo....and a Protein shake... I was feeling like a baked Camembert, But I think I will wait a while with the cheese
    ~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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