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    Morning all. Weighed in this morning and was 0.6 up. My boyfriend made me take off my pants and sweatshirt and weigh again...and it was a 0.9 loss! FINALLY.
    Started at 152.3, at 149.5 today (VLCD 9): 2.8lb loss. Not much but at this point, Iíll take anything. Itís tough being motivated to stay on plan with such disappointing results but maybe todayís loss will start a pattern!

    I am mixing up my foods today to see if that helps. And Iím eating earlier in the day. I woke up at 530, had coffee and breakfast at 830am. Small apple, 96/4 beef and ďsautťedĒ cabbage with a little egg white. Iíve cut out the cashew milk as well (though it did not have carrageenan). I definitely feel more full from the cabbage so thatís nice!

    Howís everyone else doing? Any fun plans for the weekend?


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    Susan - boo on the flu I would think you'd keep going but I've never done injections. I'm sure someone will chime in soon.

    Yay - You mean you don't weigh butt naked after your morning pee?? Woohoo congrats on the loss! Sounds like you have a very supportive BF.
    R1 Start 149 - End 135.4
    R2 Start 135 - End 129
    R3 Start 129 - End 115
    Maintained weight loss for 2 years +/- 5 lbs
    Gained 10+ lbs from medication
    R4 129.6 - 119

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xexymess View Post
    Good morning Lovelies,

    Feeling a little bit better today and I think it's because I ate utter nonsense yesterday. Down .02 to 152.2 after I had a big chicken empanada, some ranch tuna with celery, some steamed asparagus with parmesan cheese, a bite of steak and a bite of au gratin potatoes along with a generous glass of wine. I expected the wine to be dry but it was as sweet and bubbly as Martinelli's. I only finished half of my baked tilapia...which tasted pretty boring.

    @April: you seem to be easing in to P3. In past rounds I've ratcheted up the calories quickly since Grammy seemed to recommend something closer to 3,000 a day. I don't count them, just stay away from the sugar and starch. Is slow and steady a better approach? I stabilized below LDW and kept it off for a year before this round, but I've also lost much more slowly this round. I'm really looking forward to P3 but perhaps I need a different approach...

    @Amber: the textures do get to me in P2! I just ordered an air fryer to see if I can shake things up for these last days.
    In the past I did too..really ratcheted up my calories. These times I have just gone a little slower and decided that I would eat like I was going to eat going forward with multiple good healthy meals and snacks such as almonds etc. I have not counted calories either, but when you add in a whole avocados, cheese, nuts a little goes a long way. I have settled a little up from my previous rounds in 2012 also but I am also much older.

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    Load days
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    (LIW) 142.4
    72 hours 142.4, 143.4
    P3 week 1 143.4, 144.4, 143.8, 144.4

    It jumped around a lot..I got on a lot, but this is where is finally settled. My floor is not exactly level so I always feel like i have to figure out where the scale is supposed to be. Yesterday was sous vide egg bites, almonds, large salad with olive oil dressing, salmon, avocado and some goat cheese. I then had some red wine and a ceasar salad with some grilled chicken. Sorry. P2 folks, but I put it out there for those to see what I am eating in P3 if you want some ideas. Yesterday one of my male co-workers they are so fun, I work in a jail and the deputies are so nice and protective of me when in fact I feel like I can hold my own after working 20 years in inpatient psych. He was so cute though, because he was like you are looking so good, but then said "are you ok?" I said yes and thanks that I had been trying, he then prefaced it with, that he did had wanted to say something before but was worried I had been sick. I had told my boss when I started this diet, I am going to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time and I want you to know I am not sick and I am not using drugs....so I thought I was sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by april01 View Post
    Load days
    153.6
    155.2
    (LIW) 142.4
    72 hours 142.4, 143.4
    P3 week 1 143.4, 144.4, 143.8, 144.4

    It jumped around a lot..I got on a lot, but this is where is finally settled. My floor is not exactly level so I always feel like i have to figure out where the scale is supposed to be. Yesterday was sous vide egg bites, almonds, large salad with olive oil dressing, salmon, avocado and some goat cheese. I then had some red wine and a ceasar salad with some grilled chicken. Sorry. P2 folks, but I put it out there for those to see what I am eating in P3 if you want some ideas. Yesterday one of my male co-workers they are so fun, I work in a jail and the deputies are so nice and protective of me when in fact I feel like I can hold my own after working 20 years in inpatient psych. He was so cute though, because he was like you are looking so good, but then said "are you ok?" I said yes and thanks that I had been trying, he then prefaced it with, that he did had wanted to say something before but was worried I had been sick. I had told my boss when I started this diet, I am going to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time and I want you to know I am not sick and I am not using drugs....so I thought I was sweet.
    What a sweetheart ...and a nice confirmation!


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    Morning all, I'm BACK. It was both a disastrous and successful trip home to crazy land. My dad and I got all of the "business stuff" taken care of......but, my mom spent the 2 days angry and talking about how my dad is having an affair with the caregivers. (she has dementia for those that are new and don't know what I'm going through). It was sad, she didn't say she was happy to see me and all she could say was how stressed she was and how terrible my father is treating her and how he is poisoning me against her. UGH! But, at least I'm able to accept what is happening and I don't get stressed or upset with the crazy talk anymore.

    The most disastrous is the 1.6 lb. gain that showed up this morning on the scale. UGH...........If I wasn't so emotionally drained......I might cry! But, I've decided to stay positive and get back on track today. I have gone through my 30 syringes (so 3 load days and 27 VLCDs). I have some juice left in the vial so I'm going to push forward in P2 until it's used up. With the weight gain........I have no choice. I'm a bit constipated because I didn't get my water in while away. But, I also didn't stay on Protocol. I took my dad to lunch at a Mexican food place. He hasn't been out to eat in over a year (since my mom came home from nursing home). It was such a pleasure to watch him eat......2 baskets of chips!! I didn't eat the chips.......had fajitas.....at 2 flour tortillas.......Ugh. Anyway............I can't change the last 2 days but I can sure double down my efforts to stay POP the next 2-3 days (even more with the 72 hour post HCG time). That said.......looks like I've got about another week to stay on task here. I weighed 139 lbs. this morning and my goal of 135 ain't looking good unless some of the gain was just poor water intake and some carb cheats that MIGHT.......work it's way down over the next few days.

    Yay--I'm pretty strict about weighing my proteins and veggies the first few weeks. Then, I just concentrate on staying at 3.5 oz with the proteins and not worry about the veggie intake.....because, I couldn't eat enough veggies to go over the 500 calories. I don't eat fruit daily.........just here and there. So, I'm pretty wide open on the veggies. NOW.........I blew all that the last few days being out of town. So....maybe I'm not a good person to spout advice! But, the extra ounces with he proteins can really add up.

    HCG--I just steam my cauliflower ........I don't even drain it. Then I use my immersion blender and add a bit of broth and salt/pepper......I blend it to my desired consistency. It's never runny with the immersion blender. In P3.....I add butter.

    Suz--- I'm so sorry you are sick. I hope you get Tamaflu and beat it quickly.

    Diesel---once you get the bio-identical right........it feels so good. Hope you get things worked out soon.

    April---I thought I would be joining you soon......but, it looks like I've gotta dig in and keep going for a bit longer. Luckily.......I'm feeling strong enough to keep pushing.


    Hi to all the new folks that joined in while I was away.......gaining weight!!!!! Hope my vial of juice remains potent for a few more days. I didn't take it with me.......just took a few loaded syringes. I almost said screw it last night and switch to P3......But, I refuse to end on a weak moment and returning from crazy land and picking myself back up and getting back to putting ME first is a good milestone for me. I want to look back and say...........I made it though the stressful trip and was able to come home, live with the reality of the moment and continue on taking care of myself. (Although, the conversation with my mom regarding my dad taking her to the "different" house that is up in the pasture and leaving her there all night by herself while he is off with "other" women.................was quite a bit of a pill to swallow. Dementia is truly devastating.) It will make you want TEQUILA!!!

    Happy Saturday to all and I"m glad to be back in "Normal" Hcg land!!!! KMac

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    Happy Saturday Lovelies,

    I had hoped to be out of the 150s by now but I have strayed so far from even my clinic's protocol I'm grateful to be down at all. 151.4 today, thankful the V-day nonsense is behind me. My main worry is that my losses are unhealthy due to my limited intake and they'll all race back once I'm off injections and in P3. I got some Gatorade Zero yesterday to see if electrolytes would help and I do feel a little better; otherwise I've been lightheaded and nauseous for most of this round. I guess only time will tell.

    @April: It's a blessing to have caring coworkers and so sweet that he was hesitant about saying anything. Congratulations on all your hard work paying off!

    @KMac: My dad is regressing although it hasn't become full dementia yet. I do understand the stress and emotions that come with watching a parent change in real time. It took a while before I stopped feeling selfish about putting myself first and it wasn't until my first round and finding this group. HDI is such an amazing resource! You'll get back on track and finish strong because you want to and you deserve it ::HUGS::

    Round 1, P2: 187 to 168
    Round 1, P3: 166 stable

    Round 2, P2: 168 to 156
    Round 2, P3: 155 stable

    Round 3, P2: 163 to 149
    Round 3, P3: 149 and hopeful...

    Round 4, P2: 151 (not counting 7lb loading gain)

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    Up almost 2 lbs today, which means Iím at VLCD 10 and only a 1.1lb loss. Iím dying over here. I ate Shirataki Noodles and cabbage as my veggie today, so Iím sure itís just water but MAN is this frustrating.

    I MIGHT do a steak day today, even though itís not P2 territory, it seems to have worked for others. Iím not brazen enough to do a crazy off protocol day (like a nut butter day or anything wild) because Iím so afraid of the repercussion).

    Whatís odd is this - the 2 times that I have lost on HCG, I used the homeopathic drops. The 2 times it didnít work for me (including this one), itís been the injections. So odd.

    Iím pushing through regardless. I hate giving up on things. I have my doc appts Monday and Tuesday so weíll see what they say.


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    Good morning!

    April - I'm so glad you are posting your P3 menu! It's good to know he noticed and was even concerned.

    Kmac - UGH! Be kind to yourself - you have alot more on your plate than just mexican food. STRESS!!! Dementia is a horrible disease. I went through a Virtual Dementia experience. I came out and bawled. It is a great way for caregivers to understand what the patient is going through and hopefully to provide some compassion and patience with the patient.

    X - what do you mean limited intake? Do they have you doing less than 500 calories?

    yay - I have no ideas. I've never done shots just the drops. I've had slow losses one round but I was way off protocol. We are talking smoothie king for lunch every day (hello sugar). You are doing everything right. I read back on PI and I believe the Steak Day is for P3. Try an apple day. I mean, they suck but they worked for me before.

    AFM - same as yesterday but that was not a surprise. I woke up with little sausage fingers. I made the chili and had it twice yesterday. Once was at 8:00 last night! It was soooo good though. I went to my yoga and wine class last night. They had a bottle of sugar free wine and it was super yummy. I'd love to switch over to that full time. Didn't have any chocolate. I told everyone I'm on my own whole 30 / south beach journey. Basically that I gave up sugar, bread and dairy (well I had already given up dairy), so no one pushed the chocolate.
    R1 Start 149 - End 135.4
    R2 Start 135 - End 129
    R3 Start 129 - End 115
    Maintained weight loss for 2 years +/- 5 lbs
    Gained 10+ lbs from medication
    R4 129.6 - 119

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    @Yay: 1+ lbs in 10 days of any version of P2 can't be anything but misery. I have only ever done injections and I always get then from the same clinic even though they cost more because I'm not prepared to go through this with sketchy (or no) losses. I think it's more likely that something is wrong with your HCG than anything else although many of the other Lovelies are far more experienced than I. There was a poster by the name of LinderLou that had similarly small losses during my last round that she said were typical for her. I'm not sure if she's still around but her old posts might be helpful to you.

    @Amber: The clinic's version would have me eating 6oz protein, 6oz vegetables for lunch and dinner, plus two eggs and 2 scoops of protein powder daily. It's a lot more calories than SP without any fruit, melba or dairy. I just feel so bad I can barely stand to eat at all. I don't think I've managed 500 calories until Valentine's day and then only because I cheated. I tried talking to the clinic about how badly I feel and their advice was to eat more I lowered my dose to 150iu from the initial 250iu they prescribed but they have a one sized fits approach...

    Round 1, P2: 187 to 168
    Round 1, P3: 166 stable

    Round 2, P2: 168 to 156
    Round 2, P3: 155 stable

    Round 3, P2: 163 to 149
    Round 3, P3: 149 and hopeful...

    Round 4, P2: 151 (not counting 7lb loading gain)

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    KMac: I'm so sorry for what you're going through! That has to be really hard but at least you can have some peace about it. Hopefully you can focus a little on yourself so you can be well.

    Yay: Not even gonna lie...I would have already quit. I'm lost on what's going on. Did you see your doc yet?

    AFM: I'm only down 0.2 since Thursday but oh well. I need to eat more protein so I'll do that today. We went to the gym yesterday too and I'm super sore so that could affect it. I think I'm gonna stop at 150 so whatever day I hit that # will be my LDW. I figure if I can stay in the gym I'll tighten up a little more. Plus, I've done a full 21 VLCD's. If I need to I'll just do another round before Summer.
    LDW: 152.2 from last round

    New round
    Starting weight: 156.0
    Current weight: 146.8
    LDW: 147.0

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    P3 week 1 143.4, 144.4, 143.8, 144.4, 145.8

    Yes above my 2lb window. I am pretty sure that it is not food related. If I am realistic the day before my P2 I had my colonoscopy, I started this round very cleaned out. I then had one BM mid way through, then one last week..nothing since I started P3. I have taken many things including fiber every day, magnesium and colon cleanse..some mild cramping and some mild gas..nothing else. I am pretty sure with being on day 5 of increased calories I should be going. Tonight will be a resort to extraordinary measures to get is body moving again. Then I will reassess. I have had some increased kid stress, but I think I have a handle on it. Yesterday was eggs and some breakfast sausage that I have eaten in P3 alot, some almonds, a salad with chicken and my Tesseme olive oil dressing, then dinner was a steak and salad. really think it is the lack of BM's..

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