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    MissM's first P3

    Today is my first ever day of P3, and while it feels like Christmas morning, it also feels a bit scary to not have the structure of P2. I've never done HCG before, and I'm incredibly pleased with my results: Loading weight: 170.4 and LIW 145.2. Today I weighed in at 144 for the third day in a row.

    HCG was administered through my holistic medicine doc's office, and I'm working with them on my hyporthyroidism, which is a result of head and neck radiation treatment in 1994 when I was a teenager undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Part of my thyroid therapy is a dietary shift to a very clean, somewhat strict Whole 30 style paleo way of eating. I've been dedicated to that since September 1, and plan to keep it up. So that means my P3 may look different than others' as I won't be eating dairy or sweeteners of any kind. For my own peace of mind, I also will be careful with nuts, as I tend to go overboard with them quite easily. I'll use certain nut butters and milks in recipes, and perhaps use a sprinkling of nuts in a recipe, but eating handfuls of roasted, salted nuts is recipe for a binge for me, so having a hard no on that is a healthy parameter for me.

    My intention for this thread is to log my meals with my hunger and satiety levels with each meal as well as my activity level. I have been experimenting with IF during P2, and I'm not sure how the transition will be into P3. I certainly want to widen my eating window to make sure I'm getting enough food--and I'm staying curious and open about my appetite. Trying to honor all parts of this journey and not overly restrict and do myself damage. My ultimate goal is freedom from dieting and to properly stabilize before potentially doing another round of HCG in January.

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    You go girl....! I am right behind you tomorrow morning
    I know you will do well...
    there will be ups and downs...but it us all part if the process
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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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 FlirtyFlo View Post
    You go girl....! I am right behind you tomorrow morning
    I know you will do well...
    there will be ups and downs...but it us all part if the process
    So grateful to be in this together, friend!

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    Day 1

    Food was not terribly appealing today until I got a little too hungry for my own good. I think I forgot to eat--a first for me! But then I was pretty ravenous, though I got full quite quickly.

    Black coffee this morning after waking. Ran errands. Slight hunger at 10ish but I had a yoga class booked for 11 so I didn't want to eat, so I tried a bulletproof coffee. It went down nicely, and I remembered to take my digestive enzyme with it.

    Decided to make my tri tip for lunch, but it took too long, so I ended up eating leftover air fried chicken breast with avocado mash and a spring mix salad with saeurkraut and real homemade olive oil vinaigrette. Coffee with pumpkin spice nut pods to finish the meal.

    Not sure I'll be hungry again today. I guess we'll see, but I also really dislike eating late--as in after dark. And the sun sets here now at 5:30 or earlier.

    But the trip tip looks and smells beautiful. Here's the recipe I used: https://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-r...prika-tri-tip/

    I also made homemade mayo and made a little dipping sauce by taking some and adding horseradish and garlic to eat the steak with. When I decide to try it I'll also make mashed cauliflower to go with it.

    But I'm committed to only eating when hungry, so we'll see how it goes. Not too bad for day 1.

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    Love tri-tip! It is so nice to have on hand too, cold sliced with a salad.

    Sounds like a yummy day! Don't undereat! I suggest tracking calories and making sure you get more and more each day. Our stomachs shrank and so we may not be that hungry but you can't necessarily go by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    Love tri-tip! It is so nice to have on hand too, cold sliced with a salad.

    Sounds like a yummy day! Don't undereat! I suggest tracking calories and making sure you get more and more each day. Our stomachs shrank and so we may not be that hungry but you can't necessarily go by that.
    Yes, thank you, friend. I know I need to eat more, but I'm okay with slow growth in this area, so to speak. I'm just not willing to force feed. But I am willing to stay open to my hunger increasing every day the further out I am from injections--and I have every intention of eating more and more every day. My goodness I have so much beautiful food to eat and prepare!!

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    Day 2

    I slept through the night for the first time in a very long time. I think the election results and acceptance speeches I watched helped. Breathing easier now for sure.

    Weight is down a bit: 143.2. Not going to worry about it, but also going to try to eat more substantially today. I have a pretracked food plan, and we'll see how it goes. Coffee with Vital Protein Collagen and Pork belly with kale and eggs for brekkus, Roast chicken and brussels sprouts for lunch, tri tip with mashed cauli and horseradish mayo for dinner. Should be up to par calorie wise if I can get it all down. And plenty of luscious leftovers for the week ahead, which always makes me feel happy.

    Lots of papers to grade and furniture to move and boxes to unpack today as well. And it should be another gorgeous sunny day in these parts, so I'll for sure get outside for a walk or maybe even a bike ride. Glad to be up early so I can get a head start on all my tasks.

    Happy Sunday, all! It's a new day!!!

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    Hi my friend.... you are handling this like a pro!

    Funny you should mention having to make your own mayo.... I was astounded that ALL our mayo brands contained sugar!!
    Was lucky enough to find an imported mayo from holland with no added sugar

    Hoping to make some keto snacks this afternoon.... my gf who is coming away with me next weekend also realised she gained recently and my weight loss inspired her to take action as well.... hcg too rigid for her... but she may be inspired by keto snacks....
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
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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 DivineMissM View Post
    Day 2

    I slept through the night for the first time in a very long time. I think the election results and acceptance speeches I watched helped. Breathing easier now for sure.
    I hear you!

    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Weight is down a bit: 143.2. Not going to worry about it, but also going to try to eat more substantially today. I have a pretracked food plan, and we'll see how it goes. Coffee with Vital Protein Collagen and Pork belly with kale and eggs for brekkus, Roast chicken and brussels sprouts for lunch, tri tip with mashed cauli and horseradish mayo for dinner. Should be up to par calorie wise if I can get it all down. And plenty of luscious leftovers for the week ahead, which always makes me feel happy.
    Sounds delish! Sounds like you have a great grip! What plan do you have?
    Happy Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    Hi my friend.... you are handling this like a pro!

    Funny you should mention having to make your own mayo.... I was astounded that ALL our mayo brands contained sugar!!
    Was lucky enough to find an imported mayo from holland with no added sugar

    Hoping to make some keto snacks this afternoon.... my gf who is coming away with me next weekend also realised she gained recently and my weight loss inspired her to take action as well.... hcg too rigid for her... but she may be inspired by keto snacks....
    Thank you, Yvonne! Homemade mayo is one of the great delicious joys of life imho, lol. I don't even like store bought mayo, and I love the stuff I make at home. If you have an immersion blender it's a breeze. But glad you found some sugar free stuff at the shop!

    Keto snacks are the best. How nice that you've inspired your friend to get healthier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    Sounds delish! Sounds like you have a great grip! What plan do you have?
    Happy Sunday!
    Oh, sorry! By plan I just meant the meals I prepared and wrote out.

    So far so good. I ate breakfast! And it was very tasty. I also had lunch, which was fabulous. By God I love a roasted chicken. In the winter months I make one nearly every week and also make my own bone broth. This is my favorite recipe, FYI:https://www.sustainablecooks.com/the...ontainer-88715 . Not sure how I came upon it, but it has all the benefits of brining without any of the hassle. It's a revelation!

    VERY full now, so we'll see what happens as far as dinner goes. So far so good with P3! Oh and my period is starting tomorrow, so it'll be interesting to see how that affects the scale and hunger, etc. It's all an experiment, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Oh, sorry! By plan I just meant the meals I prepared and wrote out.

    So far so good. I ate breakfast! And it was very tasty. I also had lunch, which was fabulous. By God I love a roasted chicken. In the winter months I make one nearly every week and also make my own bone broth. This is my favorite recipe, FYI:https://www.sustainablecooks.com/the...ontainer-88715 . Not sure how I came upon it, but it has all the benefits of brining without any of the hassle. It's a revelation!

    VERY full now, so we'll see what happens as far as dinner goes. So far so good with P3! Oh and my period is starting tomorrow, so it'll be interesting to see how that affects the scale and hunger, etc. It's all an experiment, no?
    Nice recipe! Will try it! Ido the same with my bones.

    You may just lose some weight after TOM!

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