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    Here we go again...any motivating advice

    Hi all,

    I've had a rough start to the year and put on a fair bit of weight. So i am back on the HCG diet, day 2.

    It's hard to know i was feeling so good about myself and now i am...not. I don't want people to see me like this and I am scared that I will forever be in this up and down state.

    Does anyone have any advice to get my head in the game when I'm not feeling great about myself physically and am disappointed in myself emotionally and mentally? I hate that my weight dictates my life the way it does!!

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    Your head is in the game...you have already taken action. And you know the HCG protocol will pay off with success. So give yourself credit for taking control and try to find some peace in your decision. I saw a really good meme this week. It said "No amount of regret can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. But any amount of gratitude can change today."

    I have found that starting the day listing what you are grateful for can set a positive tone for the rest of the day. It could start with being thankful you have a body that is able to heal and to become healthier. I believe there is a lot of healing that goes on during P2. Because the HCG diet is basically an elimination diet, you are detoxing throughout and every bit of toxin your body releases allows your natural healing mechanisms to work better and more efficiently. You're on your way!
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    Thank you both!

    I totally agree there is a lot of physical and emotional healing that happens during P2. It

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    Hi! THanks so much for your message.

    I am on P2D4. My stomach looks flatter, but overall, i still hate how i look atm. I know it's not healthy to think like this but i also don't know how to lie to myself about it...

    I was planning to do a 6 week round, with 1 skip day per week to prevent immunity. I *think* that takes me closer to 7 weeks, BUT i also know that come week 3-4, i am just OVER it. it's really hard to stay motivated. so either i break the round into two rounds, or i go only 6 weeks. I think giving myself some freedom here will be helpful.

    I think having a detailed P3 plan is a VERY good idea. By the end, i was so happy to be off the foods that i went a bit crazy in P3. So this time, I want to really get my mind and body ready to life a different lifestyle. This includes: therapy, researching foods, doing tests, etc. I genuinely want to live a different life after all this is over...

    Good on you for trying foods! I know it's frustrating when the food doesn't agree with you, but knowledge is power. I tried cottage cheese one round and it didn't agree. this time, i am going to try greek yogurt at some point.

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    I must admit though...there's nothing quite like the end of the day and start of the next day when you've stuck to the diet.

    End of the day: you know you've done well by yourself, that you've set yourself up for success
    Start of day: You feel smaller, you feel motivated

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    You may find it helpful to take a planned interruption in the middle of the round.

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    Morning! I am officially on day 6, 5 days DONE. Yesterday was emotionally tough, esp in the evening when some pants I had been fitted for no longer fit. I had to go to all the tools in my emotional toolkit to stick to it. I ended up having 1tsp of raw cacao powder + .5 splenda packet as a little treat. It worked but then i learned i shouldn't be having splenda on his protocol...less learned for next time

    Thank you for the kind words @SlimShady2! I am trying to keep the long game in mind...this isn't about looking good next month, it's about looking good over the next 5-50 years! The next 6-7 weeks are just the first step in a long journey. I've also been listening to a lot of podcasts about weight gain and I am realising this is a VERY common thing...so many processed foods are designed to have us overeat them.

    How's it going for you?? One week in, i find you can def feel a difference. All the inflammation weight is gone and you begin to see some changes.

    Re: Planned interruption, you can only do it after 23 injections (Leez or Grammy, correct me if I am wrong), and you do the recommended transition (72 hours after last injection) and then you do P3 eating. You can jump back into the protocol without loading days if the interruption is short enough. It's an option if you have a big event coming up, e.g. wedding, or you're mentally fatigued...i usually find mental fatigue sets in in week 3-4

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    To add to what ES said about interruptions: You can jump back in without reloading if the interruption is 13 days or less (you don't count the transition days to prepare for it).
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    Thank you sooo much for the ongoing encouragement!! it really means a lot. it's hard to love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself but i will say...every day i stick to this, i feel better. i know i'm doing what's best for myself and my future

    Ooh radishes, i should get on that. i am in a bit of a rut with my fooding- mostly chicken + onions, apples and grapefruits. i don't eat steak so that's not really an option. How do you find the stevia? i find it has a bitter taste which i don't love

    How're you feeling? You're on week 2, congratulations!!!! One week down is such an accomplishment unto itself

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    Bad and good news.
    Bad news: Def broke protocol yesterday because i was so hungry. Some healthy and unhealthy stuff in there
    Good news: It wasn't a binge, i was just really hungry

    Obviously disappointing but i need to learn and get back on it. I think it was due to one of 3 things:
    1. Lack of willpower: Surprising given it's the first week for me...I am usually quite good during the first week
    2. Time of month: Expecting TOM in a couple days, and i did egg freezing recently so i think my hormones are still a bit funny
    3. Dosage: Today is my skip day, let's see how i feel after 4pm

    Really hoping it's 2...

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    Hello!! On my skip day, my hunger fell away after 4pm!!! I can't believe it was a dosing issue, I thought i was just weak-minded?!!? I dropped dosage to 160iu yesterday and was barely hungry. This protocol is easy when there isn't any hunger (and meat aversion hasn't set it yet). Is this how it's supposed to feel all the time? There is something so liberating about not needing to worry about what you're going to eat because you're just not hungry.

    Now i need to wait for my glycogen stores to reduce again and that won't be fun, but I am hopeful this new dosage helps.

    @Slimshady2, thank you SO much for your words of encouragement!! They mean a lot!!! i will check out the vanilla stevia.

    Wow sleep apnea sounds really difficult! I can't believe it had such an impact to your health...you're such an inspiration to move forward and not focus on what happened.

    Keep me posted on how it's going!!

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    Emma, you can bring down your glycogen stores with exercise. Walking is always good during the hcg diet.

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