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    Good morning, Lovely Losers!

    Sharing some of my experience with HAIR LOSS:

    Hair sheds. It's normal. EXCESSIVE shedding is the concern.
    I have heard and noticed that during P2, hair may not shed as much as normal. When this happens, after P2 it may play catch-up and then go back to normal.
    That said...
    A few years ago I experienced excess shedding which was triggered by surgery. This type of temporary hair loss is known as telogen effluvium.
    I was under anesthesia longer than expected, which caused my body to pause "unnecessary" functions, such as sustaining healthy hair and fingernails. A couple months later, I noticed excessive shedding and VERY noticeable thinning. My scalp was way too prominent for my liking.
    My dermatologist ran a series of blood tests to confirm appropriate levels of hormones, minerals, etc. All were within normal range; however, ferrin was close enough to borderline that I started an iron supplement. I also started taking a bunch of other supplements, but later discovered that iron really made a difference for me.
    Several months later, while I was noticing new growth sprouting up, I was still shedding excessively. That's when I bought a laser hair treatment device. There are far less expensive devices than what I got, but knowing that I wouldn't be good at maintaining the habit of using something that I needed to manually move around my head, I purchased an iRestore laser hair growth helmet off Amazon. (It had a money back guarantee, so no risk.) The excessive shedding quickly stopped!
    I used the helmet for several months. Now if I notice excessive shedding, I use the helmet again for a while to get things under control.

    Perhaps this information may be helpful to some of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kar View Post
    Good morning, Lovely Losers!

    Sharing some of my experience with HAIR LOSS:

    Hair sheds. It's normal. EXCESSIVE shedding is the concern.
    I have heard and noticed that during P2, hair may not shed as much as normal. When this happens, after P2 it may play catch-up and then go back to normal.
    That said...
    A few years ago I experienced excess shedding which was triggered by surgery. This type of temporary hair loss is known as telogen effluvium.
    I was under anesthesia longer than expected, which caused my body to pause "unnecessary" functions, such as sustaining healthy hair and fingernails. A couple months later, I noticed excessive shedding and VERY noticeable thinning. My scalp was way too prominent for my liking.
    My dermatologist ran a series of blood tests to confirm appropriate levels of hormones, minerals, etc. All were within normal range; however, ferrin was close enough to borderline that I started an iron supplement. I also started taking a bunch of other supplements, but later discovered that iron really made a difference for me.
    Several months later, while I was noticing new growth sprouting up, I was still shedding excessively. That's when I bought a laser hair treatment device. There are far less expensive devices than what I got, but knowing that I wouldn't be good at maintaining the habit of using something that I needed to manually move around my head, I purchased an iRestore laser hair growth helmet off Amazon. (It had a money back guarantee, so no risk.) The excessive shedding quickly stopped!
    I used the helmet for several months. Now if I notice excessive shedding, I use the helmet again for a while to get things under control.

    Perhaps this information may be helpful to some of you.
    Thanks, Kar! YES! Very helpful information. Previous rounds I noticed heavy shedding towards the middle of P3. Right now, I'm already experiencing quite a lot of fall out which is very noticeable when I'm washing my hair or styling. I tend to do as little with it as possible as a result. The side effects listed abnormal hair loss which to me sounds like what you've described. I've seen adds for the hair helmets and may try something like that if the hair loss gets to that degree. I've been reading blogs this morning from RA patients and many experience quite a change in hair texture and thickness from the various treatment options to the actual cycle of the disease itself. Reading those kinda explained the losses I've been noticing. I'm already on prescription Vitamin D replacement, thyroid meds, Super B Complex, fish oil, and the lipo/MIC shots that have the super B's added. If I also need to bump up my biotin I'll add more of that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessieB View Post
    Good move on the LIW number. Yes to the cheese, not yet on sugar until P4, Yes to the PB, not sure about the fruits. Boars Head Cheese,deli meets and green olives dipped in honey mustard are my go to's in P3/P4. I'm addicted to the regular Harvarti cheese and the jalapeño peppers...I buy them in blocks. Be careful with shredded cheese in the bags, they often contain flour to keep the cheese from clumping. Some people don't do well with cheese/dairy so you have to test it out. It's natural to want to limit foods high in good fat but it's important to eat them now.

    Your going to do stabilizing!!


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    Hi All,

    Happy Thursday. I felt really crappy last night; had a big happy hour with my project team for work, but was feeling so tempted by the food that would be there (even though I wasn't even that physically hungry), that I ended up just going back to my hotel. It was a lonely night, but I stuck to the plan and I'm glad I did.

    Here are my current stats:

    8/27: VLCD1 - 280.8 lbs.
    8/28: VLCD2 - 273.9 lbs. (-6.9 lbs.)
    8/29: VLCD3 - 269.5 lbs. (-4.4 lbs.)
    8/30: VLCD4 - 268.3 lbs. (-1.2 lbs.)

    So, down 12.5 lbs. thus far. It's weird how simultaneously excited I am about the progress I've made in such a short time, and how overwhelmed / mildly disheartened I am by how far I have to go. It's a real wake-up call to face the numbers on the scale, as a representation of how little you've invested in self-care over time.

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    I'm behind on reading and no time right now, but wanted to reply to KristyMac before I get inundated by people here....

    KM, keep your eye on your goal for THIS round instead of looking at the whole journey before you. That way you can celebrate the victory of each step instead of being overwhelmed by what is still to come.

    Set REASONABLE goals (ie.3 pounds a day is a fantastic start, but average losses of .5 or 1 pound are reasonable expectations and will get you where you want to go!) Then maybe reward yourself with (non-food oriented!) items as you pass each goal. Maybe every 15 pounds or every 20 (or 10 or every week you felt you tried hard!) get your nails done, or buy a pretty pair of earrings, etc.

    MANY have lost the amount of weight you want to lose HERE on this thread and on this protocol, so we know you can, too.

    Forget the past. Don't worry too much about the future. Enjoy each new day and keep congratulating yourself for what you are doing NOW.


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    Jan 2013: 173 to 126.8. Multiple rounds since then to stay there! Back Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristyMac View Post
    Hi All,

    Happy Thursday. I felt really crappy last night; had a big happy hour with my project team for work, but was feeling so tempted by the food that would be there (even though I wasn't even that physically hungry), that I ended up just going back to my hotel. It was a lonely night, but I stuck to the plan and I'm glad I did.

    Here are my current stats:

    8/27: VLCD1 - 280.8 lbs.
    8/28: VLCD2 - 273.9 lbs. (-6.9 lbs.)
    8/29: VLCD3 - 269.5 lbs. (-4.4 lbs.)
    8/30: VLCD4 - 268.3 lbs. (-1.2 lbs.)

    So, down 12.5 lbs. thus far. It's weird how simultaneously excited I am about the progress I've made in such a short time, and how overwhelmed / mildly disheartened I am by how far I have to go. It's a real wake-up call to face the numbers on the scale, as a representation of how little you've invested in self-care over time.
    Congrats. You are starting the journey with super results. Much higher than avg losses. Now a little rebuke in love...please do not permit yourself to look back. When u look back u walk back. This is a day at a time journey. Purpose in your heart to do today right. You cannot change something that happened yestetday or a year ago. The focus is your goal for this round. Then enjoy whatever that loss is for 6 weeks and then begin a new journey. My journey staryed in 2011 at the age of 68 and i weighed 206.6. After two rounds i had lost about 50 lbs. after that i opted to rest my body for almost two years. Then i lowered my goal weight. I have also gotten out of my goal a few times by careless eating but made the decision to do short round if need be.
    My point to you is we all started the journey with unwanted pounds and poor eating choices whatever that number was. It is not Important. What you need to continue to focus on is todays journey. This is not meant to be a short term fix. All our goals is better eating with bonus of weight loss. I am so happy you joined and will take this message in love and kindness. You matter.
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    2011 R1 start 206 R2 6/2011 176 R3 03/2013 156 R4 06/29/2014 162.R5 05/09/2015 154.4 R6 2017 148.2' liw 137.6 R7 Start 149.2 LDW 137.2 R8 151.4. Load weight after two days 152.6 LIW 142.8 start no inj 4/2/19 4/4 Start P3 141.8 4/5 141.6 4/6 142.8 4/16 140.6 Start P4 4/27 141.6 5/10 142.8 D14

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    Rose, Us older 'wise guys' are singing the same song. Love your post! Thank you! P
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    Jan 2013: 173 to 126.8. Multiple rounds since then to stay there! Back Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselanoue View Post
    Congrats. You are starting the journey with super results. Much higher than avg losses. Now a little rebuke in love...please do not permit yourself to look back. When u look back u walk back. This is a day at a time journey. Purpose in your heart to do today right. You cannot change something that happened yestetday or a year ago. The focus is your goal for this round. Then enjoy whatever that loss is for 6 weeks and then begin a new journey. My journey staryed in 2011 at the age of 68 and i weighed 206.6. After two rounds i had lost about 50 lbs. after that i opted to rest my body for almost two years. Then i lowered my goal weight. I have also gotten out of my goal a few times by careless eating but made the decision to do short round if need be.
    My point to you is we all started the journey with unwanted pounds and poor eating choices whatever that number was. It is not Important. What you need to continue to focus on is todays journey. This is not meant to be a short term fix. All our goals is better eating with bonus of weight loss. I am so happy you joined and will take this message in love and kindness. You matter.
    @roselanoue: Thank you so much for your powerful words. They were just what I needed today. This is most DEFINITELY a journey, which means it's a marathon, not a sprint -- and you're right, looking backward only means that you're missing all of the good that's happening right now.

    Your story is incredibly inspiring. It's such a motivator to keep pushing forward, knowing that it's entirely possible to make a total transformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlyMae View Post
    I'm behind on reading and no time right now, but wanted to reply to KristyMac before I get inundated by people here....

    KM, keep your eye on your goal for THIS round instead of looking at the whole journey before you. That way you can celebrate the victory of each step instead of being overwhelmed by what is still to come.

    Set REASONABLE goals (ie.3 pounds a day is a fantastic start, but average losses of .5 or 1 pound are reasonable expectations and will get you where you want to go!) Then maybe reward yourself with (non-food oriented!) items as you pass each goal. Maybe every 15 pounds or every 20 (or 10 or every week you felt you tried hard!) get your nails done, or buy a pretty pair of earrings, etc.

    MANY have lost the amount of weight you want to lose HERE on this thread and on this protocol, so we know you can, too.

    Forget the past. Don't worry too much about the future. Enjoy each new day and keep congratulating yourself for what you are doing NOW.


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    @PearlyMae: Thank you so much for this! I think your suggestion is a fabulous one -- I already have my eye on a cute pair of yoga pants from Athleta for when I reach my first 20 pounds lost. I needed that reminder about staying in the moment; it can be way too easy to get anxious about what's ahead (e.g. fears about staying on course, slipping up, confronting obstacles, etc.), and just as easy to get bogged down by what's happened in the past. I feel like this is an emotional journey as much as a physical one -- it's learning to take care of yourself holistically -- mind, body, and spirit. Each of those components has its own challenges, and I don't want to neglect any of them as I move forward.

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    Does canned tomatoes have add sugar in them? The ingredients only list the first 5 that is required.

    Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes nutrition label list Sugar 3 grams ...next on the list says added sugar _______ nothing. I would normally count the sugar as add vs natural sugar but there's an add sugar line. Would you say it's natural or added sugar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JessieB View Post
    Does canned tomatoes have add sugar in them? The ingredients only list the first 5 that is required.

    Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes nutrition label list Sugar 3 grams ...next on the list says added sugar _______ nothing. I would normally count the sugar as add vs natural sugar but there's an add sugar line. Would you say it's natural or added sugar?


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    I would think that is natural sugar as I just looked up the nutritional numbers on tomatoes and it was 2.6g per 100g of tomato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselsmom View Post
    I would think that is natural sugar as I just looked up the nutritional numbers on tomatoes and it was 2.6g per 100g of tomato
    Thank you DM. Was hoping so because I needed to go ahead cook the ground beef in my fridge. I experimented with an HCG ground beef recipe a couple of days ago and it only called for 100 grams. I made up 4 (3.5 oz) patties with the what was left and threw them in the crock pot this morning with onions, whole garlic and one can of the diced tomatoes. Not sure exactly what one would call it smells delicious! I'm not very savvy in the kitchen when it come to flavoring and cooking meats. But I enjoy baking and casseroles.



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