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    Good morning everybody....

    Diesels mom - I totally agree with what you are doing. As someone with thyroid and adrenal issues, when they're out of whack, everything suffers. Good luck with your healthy eating/weight maintenance until you have your tests, for accurate results.

    PearlyMae - my god you've been through it, haven't you? That said, you have a brilliant attitude and deserve these last healing parts, that are finally coming to you. I can't imagine what you have gone through, or what these next steps will actually be like to go through, but if there is any way I can support you moving forward, please just reach out. And as others have said, we would love for you to still check in here, to let us know how you are doing.

    AFM - Day 3 and going well, except still hungry. But to be honest, I can't tell if its physical hunger or emotional hunger. So I will listen and learn again today to see what is going on with my body, to see if perhaps the new brand and bottle of HCG are different than my last and I need to adjust my dose, or if it is just the withdrawals from the carbs/sugar I had while loading. *lol*

    I did notice yesterday that my attitude continues to shift around weight / eating etc., My husband doesn't have a weight issue and on his snack table, he has M&M's, peanuts, cashews and some chocolate Mint things (I can't remember their name), and usually when I get into that "hungry" space, I try to justify why having 1 would be ok, its my entire life etc., etc., but yesterday as I eyeballed them, drinking yet more water, I reminded myself that being size 12 felt better than that chocolate would taste for 10 seconds. That usually doesn't work, but for some reason it did yesterday. I'm also motivated for the pictures I mentioned I was having redone, and that too is new. Before I would have just said, well its me - so whatever. (Like I did when I had the pictures taken 3 years ago, I was just something I had done, but didn't actually look at them. )

    I went shopping in my closet again yesterday and found a jacket that I love - its nothing special, its just a taupe suede that goes with everything, casual or dressy. And I haven't even been able to get my shoulders into it, but now I can put it on comfortably. To think, I almost donated it... thinking I would never get back to this size. When I think of all of the clothes I've wasted, bought, donated, it makes my mind spin a bit... but I'm committed to this being the last time I do this. This is a life change for me, not just weight loss, although the weight loss is the part that will show outwardly.

    I'm so grateful that my doctor mentioned HCG to me - I had never heard of it and had kind of given up, thinking there really wasn't any hope or way to lose the weight. I was resigned to being fat, frumpy and 50.. (and beyond). I'm determined not to waste this second chance at life, at feeling great about myself and making up for those years where I stayed in the background, hid away and didn't shine. I'm not sure if anybody here has read Marianne Williamson - but she has a great quote, that I love and truly relate to. I'm ready to shine ladies and I hope you are too. Here is the quote, just in case...

    Kimberly


    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
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    Morning all! This is a drive-by posting, so be prepared for the quick and dirty.

    Decided to go with the 2.0 protocol. After doing LCHF for awhile anyway before this round, counting carbs is like second nature to me, and being in ketosis on top of the weight loss from the HCG and VLCD makes a lot of sense to me. Also, I've always thought that an update on the OP has been needed, since so much has changed in food science since 1950s Italy. Don't get me wrong -- I love me some Dr. S, but I think the 2.0 is (mostly) a good update. I refuse to switch to the HCG patches they use though. I'll be sticking with injections! I know there's controversy over this newer program, but to each her own, I think. I'm down 4.4 lbs on VLCD3, not including my load weight, so seems to be good for me. Thank you, to whoever mentioned it to me (Pearly?)!

    Looks like some nice losses from you gals, and good news from others (congrats Pearly! Hope all goes well with your surgery!). Kimberly -- I can totally relate to the mind-boggling of donated and barley worn clothing throughout weight loss changes! Congrats on the newer perspective! Dieslsmom -- hormone and thyroid issues can be maddening. Good luck sorting it all out! Rose -- hope you continue to keep on the mend! Welcome eacwa! April -- hope you're able to get the mouse taken care of!

    Sorry for any fellow lovelies I missed. Crazy week and I'm just trying to keep up, so only perused the last 7-8 posts! Have an amazing day!
    "Just for today, I can do anything! Tomorrow is another day!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by april01 View Post
    I get a testosterone pellet..350/every 3 months..def. out of pocket.
    I would like the pellet as I am starting to feel like a walking pill case. Levothyroxine and T3 in morning, progesterone at night and now need to add testosterone twice a day.

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    The pellet is great. It is just inserted and I think works so much better. I was on oral and it barely increased my testosterone. I am also on levothyroxine.

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    I’m still here!! After barrel rolling through a dumpster fire into P3 I am within range. I have succumbed to stress and now I know that my bad habits are a result.

    I used a Marie’s Blue Cheese dressing and it contained sugar. I made my own today.

    Got some more awful news today as a fiend found out she has stage 4 lung cancer and it spread to her brain. No symptoms until it was too late. Life is short.

    I will go look at personals but didn’t want to abandon you and want to see the positive stories.



    I also got glasses today :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlyMae View Post
    Kim, just wanted to congratulate you on sticking to it! From 16 to 12 is awesome! So happy for you and your wonderful new attitude!

    Mandy, when you take all the carbs out that are mostly sugar (starch=sugar) what are left are pretty darned healthy, and you would be surprised how many you can eat and stay around 30 carbs. That sounds low carb, but it is actually pretty moderate. Only because higher sugary-starchy carbs add up FAST and lettuce and cucumbers and the like do not amount to much even in volume. Just be sure to get enough in and don't just eat meat. If you find your system slowing down, try the smooth tea everyone talks about here, or add a few tsps. of (sugar free) fiber and some magnesium.

    All, I may be done with P2. Forever.

    I know, right?


    Don't hate me because I'm lucking out.

    I had breast cancer three years ago, and although it was stage zero at the time, because my sister and Mom had it, and the kind I had was predicated on all those little grains of sandy stuff we get--which I had gazillions of evidently---and because I was small in the first place and two lumpectomies on one breast--- yikes. I decided to forgo the chemo, radiation, mammograms every 6 months, more biopsies of those darned grains (5 at one go for this round!) etc. etc. After discussing with surgeon, cancer specialist, etc. I had a bilateral mastectomy. (No, that is not the lucky part.)


    Short story (I know, too late!) Same day reconstruction, but infection, un-reconstruction, 6 months looking more like Bruce than Kaitlyn, scar tissue, re-reconstruction, ended up …. not good. (No, still not the lucky part!)

    Insurance company went out of business. Not lucky. So no actual insurance for 2016 and 17, and now, Medicare! The BC lobby has made sure that insurance, no matter when or how long ago this happened, or if you change companies, etc. you get to keep working on it until you feel okay about it.

    So, fast forward to last week. Got my Medicare plan in April. Had to have a primary care doc to get a referral to plastic surgeon. The one I chose couldn't see me for six weeks. Got my referral (took two weeks), and the surgeon couldn't see me for six weeks. Got my appointment, saw him, turned out he was in my network, but not the places he did surgery (WHOT?) Had to get another referral (two more weeks) and THAT guy couldn't see me for six weeks. FINALLY got to see him, expecting a surgery date sometime next century...and he had an opening NEXT WEEK.


    Okay, THIS IS THE EXCITING Part. Fat transfer. He is going to do a fat transfer from my abs and waist when putting in expanders in order to reshape my breasts back into something human. Then when the actual implants go in, 3 to 6 months from now, he may do a second fat transfer to finish it up.


    AT LAST! Not only do I get another shot at normalcy on top, but as a bonus, I get rid of fat on my abs and waist, my biggest or at least my least favorite problem area. I have worn my clothes one or two sizes too big for my shoulders and backside my entire life because the right size would not go around my waist.

    I know, fat transfers may not last, but IDC. I have fought my middle for 40 years and I am getting rid of it!

    However, I know I don't want to do any abnormal fat loss diets after this, as I won't want to lose the fat up top, so I will still eat P3 style, as I think it is very healthy for me. My cholesterol went down 40 points the first time it was measured after I did this the first time. I am not going to waste this opportunity, at my age, virtually my last chance to have a body I am happy with. So I will NOT gain enough to need P2--you heard it here! Am I done with Hcg?

    Amazeballs.

    I will check in now and again, too great a group and too many friends here to quit completely. But... zounds!

    ONWARD!
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    Omg Pearly!!! You have endured so much. My friend had that procedure and had a tummy tuck as well. She called herself a “cancer diva” and Never lost hope. I love your positive attitude!!! And Bruce not Caitlin...dead.


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    [QUOTE=Kar;1076075]Good morning, Lovelies.


    Welcome, eacwa! I always count the days on the very low calorie diet as what day I'm on. I'm on P2D14 now... so it's my 16th day taking hcg, but day 14 of VLCD. At 2.2 pounds/kg, it looks like you're doing very well!


    Thanks Kar, I figured out why I had the runs - I overdosed on magnesium - oops! won't do that twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy_R View Post
    Morning all! This is a drive-by posting, so be prepared for the quick and dirty.

    Decided to go with the 2.0 protocol. After doing LCHF for awhile anyway before this round, counting carbs is like second nature to me, and being in ketosis on top of the weight loss from the HCG and VLCD makes a lot of sense to me. Also, I've always thought that an update on the OP has been needed, since so much has changed in food science since 1950s Italy. Don't get me wrong -- I love me some Dr. S, but I think the 2.0 is (mostly) a good update. I refuse to switch to the HCG patches they use though. I'll be sticking with injections! I know there's controversy over this newer program, but to each her own, I think. I'm down 4.4 lbs on VLCD3, not including my load weight, so seems to be good for me. Thank you, to whoever mentioned it to me (Pearly?)!

    Looks like some nice losses from you gals, and good news from others (congrats Pearly! Hope all goes well with your surgery!). Kimberly -- I can totally relate to the mind-boggling of donated and barley worn clothing throughout weight loss changes! Congrats on the newer perspective! Dieslsmom -- hormone and thyroid issues can be maddening. Good luck sorting it all out! Rose -- hope you continue to keep on the mend! Welcome eacwa! April -- hope you're able to get the mouse taken care of!

    Sorry for any fellow lovelies I missed. Crazy week and I'm just trying to keep up, so only perused the last 7-8 posts! Have an amazing day!
    Thanks for the welcome, I don't know how you all keep up with what posts have been since the last.

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    Here are my stats
    SW 178.6 (I was like 176.6 before load)
    VLCD 23 160.8 (LIW)
    (VLCD) 160.7 (VLCD) 160.7
    P3 week 1 160.7, 160.2, 160.7, 160.7, 161.0, 160.7, 162.4
    P3 week 2 162.4, 162.4, 163.9, 161.9, 161.9, 161.1, 161.1
    P3 week 3 162.6, 161.6. 160.3. 160.3, 161.4, 162.0, 161.7
    P4 week 1 164.1, 161.1, 161.5, 161.5, 161.5, 163.2 (no weigh in)
    P4 week 2 No weigh until last day of week 2 (162.9) 162.9
    P4 week 3 162.9, 163.3, 161.6, 161.8, 162.6, 161.9, 162.5
    P4 week 4 162.5, 161.5, 162.5, 162.5, 162.9, 162.6, 161.6
    P4 week 5 161.3, 162.6, 163.7, 162.4, 162.4, 162.9, 162.9
    P4 week 6 162.9. 161.5, 162.7, 161.8, 163.1, 162.1, 162.5
    P4 week 7 162.5

    Tomorrow is P1 day 1. I will mix my stuff today. I realized I was supposed to get my supplies from the clinic so when I opened up the package last night it was just the HCG and BW but the one good thing about having a type 1 son is you have some additional supplies on hand. So I have the syringe to mix with and then enough syringes to get me to next Sat when I go to the clinic for my b12 shot and I will get the rest of them then. I don't know why I or the gal who placed the order for me did not think about it. Tomorrow I will go into work super early, I am meeting a friend who went to work nights at 5 am when he gets off for breakfast to catch up, then leave early to head to Vail for this car rally dinner, it is a free night at the hotel and dinner for us. We do have a ton of family in the Carolinas. So far some are hunkering down and some have evacuated already. Glad it has downgraded, but I bet there will be a lot of flooding.

    We did trap our fourth mouse..lets hope it is the last one.

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    charliegirl..so sorry to hear about your friend, that just sucks.
    Love the glasses

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    Just checking in Day 12 P3 Hanging in at 136.8 Up from yesterday but down from LIW We ate late and not our usual daily eating I generally dont eat after 6-6:30 by choice. Last night ate extra beef and sausage from delivery service. Around 8:30 pm My weight drifts daily anyway but i knew from yesterdaynit would show increase. Also in knew hotel so scale location varies. So long as i am within in range and eating prooerly i will watchnthe yoyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliegirl75 View Post
    I’m still here!! After barrel rolling through a dumpster fire into P3 I am within range. I have succumbed to stress and now I know that my bad habits are a result.

    I used a Marie’s Blue Cheese dressing and it contained sugar. I made my own today.

    Got some more awful news today as a fiend found out she has stage 4 lung cancer and it spread to her brain. No symptoms until it was too late. Life is short.

    I will go look at personals but didn’t want to abandon you and want to see the positive stories.



    I also got glasses today :-)


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    Sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer sucks.

    You look great - I need to make the plunge to get glasses as I have a regression in one eye and it seems like contacts just aren't cutting it anymore (think my eyes are too dry after my lasik).

    Barrel rolling into P3 hahaha that's what i feel like. Somehow I went from P2 to P5 lol moderation? what's that.

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