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    Iíve been following all of your posts and itís amazing to me how dedicated you all are. Despite many challenges, illness, and devastating news, you are remaining focused and dedicated. It really is inspiring me to focus and work towards my goals. I am going to weigh in in an hour and begin my first day of phase 2. Iím really nervous and Iím scared I canít do it. But honestly, you all are giving me inspiration!

    Iím a teacher and tonight the students at my school are putting on their annual performance. Two of my classes are performing as well. Iím really excited. However, thereís a schoolwide potluck dinner, and Iím obviously skipping that. Which means I will have to bring my dinner, or eat when I get home. Iíll be at the school from 1:30 to 7:30 prepping and helping. Itís going to be a long day.

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    Lovely Losers 2018 - DECEMBER'S Decisions!!!

    Yay to all regardless of up, down, looking toward a new round or starting one. You are on track and you are amazing!

    Of course you can do this, Ashley! If we can, you can! We are Lovelies, not superheroes!


    I went out for a work party last night and actually had fun. 2. Count em TWO martinis! Scallops, a bite of calamari and a bit of Brie cheese. I passed on the first round of the dessert as it went by and it never came around again, so that was easy.
    Down to 134.2 today, but alcohol sometimes sometimes shows up as a ďfalse lossĒ due to dehydrationó so will see what tomorrow brings. Still 5.2 over where I was is much better than 8 over!

    Happy weekend all!


    Ps: Girl, 5% carbs? How many grams does that come to? Interesting way to count that I had not heard of!



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

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    April and Pearly I am wishing you and everyone else a big Woosh!

    April: so sorry to hear about your brother. Pearly I agree with you. It seems like my life is so stressful every day. I can just keep facing forward that is all We can do.

    GWTC: I think you’re probably dealing with inflammation from G.I. issues. When this happens to me some extra water or herb tea helps me push things out. Good luck!

    Diesel: Hang in there! I agree with you to stay away from opioids. I have found biofeedback helps me but nothing really works that great for chronic pain IMHO.

    Pro: welcome back!
    Ashley: good luck tonight! I would either bring something or just drink some hot herbal tea. Just an idea.

    AFM: I am POP but have not lost anything for 2 days. A friend of mine‘s daughter is in the ICU and a very sad situation. I am planning a planned interruption starting next week on Thursday and I honestly can’t wait! I am shouldering forward but I do need a break to get myself mentally focused again. A little bit of loss would help me feel better but them’s the breaks! At least it’s not a gain!
    Have a great weekend!
    RK

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    Hi lovelies, I hope Friday is going well -

    GWTC, I'm sure Leez will have better advice; I generally finish P3 at 21 days per protocol. I would only extend it if I was still discovering food sensitivities.

    RK, I purely hate stalls! I hope yours breaks soon.

    Happy losses, all -

    Lynne

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    Round 1: 140.6
    Age: 39
    Height: 5í2Ē
    Weight lost: -14.8
    LIW: 125.8
    Lost Inches: 19.5Ē
    Current weight P3 day 12: 124.6
    Current total lost: -16
    Current total inches: 22Ē

    So although Iím increasing both calories and carbs slowly and I feared weight creep, I had a loss of 0.4 this morning!

    April, Iím thinking of you. Youíve had a lot on your plate and youíre still pushing forward!! Thatís an NSV if Iíve ever seen one!

    Ashley, You can do this! Set your mind and the rest will follow. The fast amazing results will keep you going! Food prep and planning is the secret to my successes!

    Diesel, I canít believe you are still dealing with the flu shot shoulder injury! That is totally nuts! Hoping for continued healing for you!

    Pearly, currently Iím at 15g of carbs to hit 5%. Iíd like to inch my way up to 7-8% around 20g of carbs and see how I do. This is the calculator that I used https://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/

    Lynne, my understanding is that 21 days of p3 is the minimum, and extending it is never a bad idea. The reason Iím looking at extending p3 is because due to my correction day and 7 post correction days, I have not had the opportunity to add back in a lot of foods that I may react to. So I do t what to go into p4 and be unstable when I add in new things.

    RK, I think You are right that inflammation was playing a part in my weight. Thinking of you and your friends daughter. Thatís a lot of stress which is mentally draining. Stick with it until you get to your planned interruption!

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    Hi GWTC,

    That's a great reason to extend P3.

    I did two corrections, which seem to be holding - currently at 134.8 lb (goal!) But I don't have any sensitivities except carbs, and assuming my weight stays stable this weekend, I plan on starting P4 on Monday. My main reason is to go back to exercise, which I had put on hold for P2/P3. Now that it's so cold here in MI (19 degrees this morning), walking outdoors isn't pleasant.

    Have a great weekend -

    Lynne

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    yesterday got on the scale and was 157...I about freaked, did a high protein day and back down to 154.0 with a flash of the 153's before it settled. I am plunging ahead. The phentermine is fine. They say not to drink coffee etc but it has not been a problem. I am still hungry at meals but food does seem less important. I just thought it would help get me through the holidays and all of the stress. If it can get me close to my LIW I would be happy. I am still thinking I will be doing my third round in Jan, I will figure out the dates depending on if I head to my mom's in January. My mom is leaning towards going through my brother's storage and getting rid of the storage unit. She basically has paid for it for about 8 years in his using and rehabs since he moved from PA to FL and she said she is done helping him any longer. If and when he contacts her she will let him know she is happy to get a call from him when he can, but she is not going to participate in his life any longer not like this. I check the jail booking search every day..I think we hope he will get arrested and do some time, just so we know he is alive.

    Otherwise my life has slowed down. I am up working today before I go to a holiday party.

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    I was supposed to start vlcd1 on Friday, but life got in the way, so I started yesterday. This morning I had a 4.2 pound loss! Iím so excited!!! I am off to another great start today.

    I never got hungry yesterday, but I had a lot of cravings. I really wanted to eat in the evening and was obsessing over food, but never felt hunger (except right before meal time). Even now, at 2:30 pm, Iím not at all hungry. So thatís good.

    Did anyone else wake up to good news?

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    Round 1: 140.6
    Age: 39
    Height: 5í2Ē
    Weight lost: -14.8
    LIW: 125.8
    Lost Inches: 19.5Ē
    Current weight P3 day 16: 124.4
    Current total lost: -16
    Current total inches: 22Ē

    I didnít take my measurements this week. I think Iíll go to every other week now since I likely wonít be dropping inches now that Iím maintaining. This is my busiest time of year sonim purrinf in a lot of work hours. It will slow down after the holidays.

    I finally feeling more confident in p3 and adding bits of cheese on my salad. Iím also making a batch of my homemade yogurt, I have been craving it! Iím still not sure when Iíll start p4 but I do want to continue to get my calories up and add in more of the things that Iíve been cautious of.

    April, It sounds like your mom is looking for some closure with your brother. I hope that if she decides itís time to clean out the storage unit, that it brings some peace to both of you. Itís not easy dealing with the aftermath of an addictís behavior. Iíve been there and you get to a point where you have to protect your emotional, well-being and put yourself first. It sounds like you are doing just that at this point and itís important to honor your feelings. Iím glad that you have each other to get you through the difficult spots. Iím thinking of you!

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    hey..so busy. weight remaining steady at about 154. I still would like to lose 15-20 pounds. I may head to FL to see my mom about the time I was going to start my next round, will need to figure that out. I have not lost anything on the phentermine but I have not gained, so I guess if I can do that through the holidays I will be good, at least for now. Life is still stressful. Kids stuff has settled down and I am looking forward to them being off for xmas break and no school stuff. My hubby has a lot of good job leads, hoping he can just get an interview that would be ideal but is hard right before xmas. I think that it will pick up after the holidays. We did have to change health insurance and I think in the long run it will be better for us regarding out of pocket expenses. I am still making sure everything we need is covered for my son's T!D, I know our dr will just appeal if it is not. Heading to work...looking forward to the weekend. Looks like this thread has died down..but I am still checking in from time to time.

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    Hi April,

    Kudos on maintaining while under so much stress!

    I agree, the job market has slowed down, most businesses are caught up in year end numbers, people are taking their last vacation days, and everyone is thinking about the holidays. Hopefully it will pick up in January - for your hubby and for me.

    AFM, up 1.5 lb so CTCD tomorrow. It may be the added exercise, but I am not letting the dreaded weight creep begin! I finally got all the documents I need to submit my trip insurance claim. HR didn't see the need to get me a notarized layoff letter, until I asked if there was a notary in the building.

    Happy Thursday,

    Lynne

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    Looks like a lot of you are busy! Not many posts recently

    Hope everyone is doing wel! Good luck with the CD, gz!

    AFM: No idea what my weight is and I'm sure I don't want to know. I haven't been eating the best or worst I guess. I got my super drops this week so I'm ready! Planned a bit of my loading. I may get some wine this week or next. Loading 12/30 and 12/31 then VLCD 1 is 1/1. What better time to start? I'm hoping to do a somewhat-long round instead of my normal short rounds. I need to lose at least 20 lbs. to feel normal again. I'll probably start around 160 so 20 lbs. would be a good start at least. If I can do 25 lbs. it would be amazing, so I need to do at least 30-40 days. Not looking forward to the food but losing weight, yes!
    LDW: 152.2 from last round

    Trying to lose w/P3 eating only:

    07/16/19
    Starting weight: 155.8
    Current weight: 152.8

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