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    On the matter of hcg affect your cycle, it is POWERFUL stuff. On the August forum thread, I posted what it did to me... 8 years post-hysterectomy. My ob/gyn still has no answer for how I could have a mini-period, cramps and heavy spotting, with no uterus or cervix. I even went in for a pelvic to be sure all was ok...
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    Quote Originally Posted by t1ghtwad View Post
    On the matter of hcg affect your cycle, it is POWERFUL stuff. On the August forum thread, I posted what it did to me... 8 years post-hysterectomy. My ob/gyn still has no answer for how I could have a mini-period, cramps and heavy spotting, with no uterus or cervix. I even went in for a pelvic to be sure all was ok...
    Wow!!! I guess ovaries are the main drive of the hormones so if you still have those, that could be why?

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    Could be why, but doctor says they shouldn’t bleed like that. Also, cramping was in wrong area. Felt like menstrual cramps, where my uterus used to be. It was So deja vu! Then shocked when I saw the blood. My first thought was cancer. Then I thought the surgeon missed part of my cervix. That is what this ob/gyn suspected, but nope, all gone.

    My ovaries are there and partially functioning based on hormonal mood swings, and the hcg is messing with those, and also making my breasts tender. HCG during pregnancy also loosens ligaments, which is good for vaginal delivery, but not so good for joints when you have a connective tissue disorder and are prone to subluxations and dislocations. Hhcg did not raise this issue for me but hcg injections are another story. I am having to be very careful during the injection phase, and have even woken up with a partially dislocated knee, and another time with my shoulder out of place a bit. These occasions convinced me that the injections are getting where they need to go, and my body is reacting to the hormone as it should.
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    R2 LDW: 230.6 (-41.6)
    R3 aborted
    End of July, 2021, Restarted at 260
    R4 LIW: 235 (-25)
    R5 LIW: 224 (-11)
    R6 LIW: 214 (-10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Yes, I think I'll actually have a total of 45 shots, so potentially a 47-day round, but I may or may not go beyond 40 days of shots. What makes sense?

    FWIW I've had several days when my weight went up during P2 so far, but it's always dropped again. That's always how my weight moves when I'm trying to lose--up and down and up and down, and I do think hormones have had something to do with it. My period is due at any moment and I did have some spotting today, and I had another big drop today, just like I would have any other non-HCG month because of biological fluctuations (water and poop retention and release, tmi). But I'm 43, nearly 44, and still having normal periods. . . .
    My weight loss is never even close to linear. Fluid retention fluctuates greatly. I try to manage my bowels carefully with my my magnesium regimen (I supplement with 3 types of magnesium, rx potassium, and am on a high sodium diet due to a genetic issue related to electrolytes)
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    R3 aborted
    End of July, 2021, Restarted at 260
    R4 LIW: 235 (-25)
    R5 LIW: 224 (-11)
    R6 LIW: 214 (-10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1ghtwad View Post
    Any hcg during Maintenance will likely cause gains, and may also cause you to have issues trying to lose with it down the road. From personal experience, eating off protocol with hcg in your system causes gains... Also, I am fairly confident that doing so repeatedly on multiple failed hhcg rounds is the reason those drops no longer work for me. I am now doing injections and love it!
    I really appreciate your expertise and sharing your experience. That settles it. 40 days of injections and sticking with p2 protocol it is!

    Unfortunately, I just received an Imperfect Foods produce shipment I ordered when I thought I'd be starting p3. Guess I'll be giving away some zucchini, cauliflower, kale, and bell peppers. . . . That's definitely preferable to slowed losses or even gains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1ghtwad View Post
    My weight loss is never even close to linear. Fluid retention fluctuates greatly. I try to manage my bowels carefully with my my magnesium regimen (I supplement with 3 types of magnesium, rx potassium, and am on a high sodium diet due to a genetic issue related to electrolytes)
    I'm successfully using magnesium supplements to manage my bus as I normally do. Haven't had any problems so far, really, though my weight changes still aren't linear. But the body is mysterious, so why would it be predictable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    I really appreciate your expertise and sharing your experience. That settles it. 40 days of injections and sticking with p2 protocol it is!

    Unfortunately, I just received an Imperfect Foods produce shipment I ordered when I thought I'd be starting p3. Guess I'll be giving away some zucchini, cauliflower, kale, and bell peppers. . . . That's definitely preferable to slowed losses or even gains!
    Can you freeze them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie83 View Post
    Can you freeze them?


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    I guess I could. I just prefer fresh veggies and I'm moving at the end of the month. But thanks for the suggestion!

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    Mmm so how do I get 500cals? This is what I had today:
    1 blood orange
    4oz chicken
    125g cabbage
    100g scallops
    half a large cucumber
    5 medium strawberries

    My cronometer app counts 333 cals.
    I usually cook with tomato which has less calories than an orange too. Wondering if I should add gluten free grissini?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    Mmm so how do I get 500cals? This is what I had today:
    1 blood orange
    4oz chicken
    125g cabbage
    100g scallops
    half a large cucumber
    5 medium strawberries

    My cronometer app counts 333 cals.
    I usually cook with tomato which has less calories than an orange too. Wondering if I should add gluten free grissini?
    Donít forget to count your seasonings (you probably have them in there, but just didnít list them) I usually figure about 25 unless I use a lot of onion and/or garlic...

    I also would eat more strawberries if that is an option (because I love berries!). Dr. Simeon mentioned something of his patients having issues when they were below the 400 calorie mark, so I am always happy when my menu works out to 425 to 500. Days when I have 2 servings of fish are the hardest to fit all my calories in. But I do try to stretch them to 500 (once I am over 400) if I am not being physically active that day and I am not hungry. If I am, I just eat more vegetables. There is no limit given on vegetables other than the calorie limit for the day.
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    **** Original Protocol ****
    R1 LDW: 240.8 (-31.4)
    R2 LDW: 230.6 (-41.6)
    R3 aborted
    End of July, 2021, Restarted at 260
    R4 LIW: 235 (-25)
    R5 LIW: 224 (-11)
    R6 LIW: 214 (-10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1ghtwad View Post
    Don’t forget to count your seasonings (you probably have them in there, but just didn’t list them) I usually figure about 25 unless I use a lot of onion and/or garlic...

    I also would eat more strawberries if that is an option (because I love berries!). Dr. Simeon mentioned something of his patients having issues when they were below the 400 calorie mark, so I am always happy when my menu works out to 425 to 500. Days when I have 2 servings of fish are the hardest to fit all my calories in. But I do try to stretch them to 500 (once I am over 400) if I am not being physically active that day and I am not hungry. If I am, I just eat more vegetables. There is no limit given on vegetables other than the calorie limit for the day.
    I don't and there was not much in there. Doesn't amount to any calories. I am a little concerned this is not enough calories at all. Leez?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    Guess I'll be giving away some zucchini, cauliflower, kale, and bell peppers. . . . That's definitely preferable to slowed losses or even gains!
    Miss M....
    It is winter time for you... so here are a few tips for you to make and freeze
    Cauliflower
    Make a Roasted Cauliflower and Blue cheese soup ... (it does not have to be blue cheese but it give a nice smokey flavour)
    Roast Cauliflower and some onions with a splash of olive/coconut oli
    Make a soup... add chicken or veg broth....season ..a bit of garlic, not too much...
    Blitz this and freeze in portion
    When you are on P3...
    Defrost.. heat and stir in Sour cream and Blue Cheese to taste...
    This is Yummy!! (I won a cooking competition using this as my starter)

    with the rest... we don't really get Kale here a lot, Dont like zucchini and an don't like bell peppers cooked,,,, BUT
    You can make either big or individual sized (Crust free) Quiches and freeze for easy on the go snacks or lunch with a salad... order some extra mushroom and I can imagine Zucchini, Kale and Mushroom quiche will go down a treat...
    I would also think bell pepper and Onion
    Bell Peper and Kale should work as well...
    All of these you can add a heap of fresh herbs for flavor or even a touch of chili if you are so inclined
    also I think you make like this....freezable zucchini slices

    Also look at making Cauliflower Piza Crusts for the freezer - heaps of flour free recipes available when you google
    Zucchini bread (even added kale) but for this yu have to use alternate flours...
    And of course my go to is always soup... I cut up veggies and mix them all in a ziplock bag and when I make soup I use this to make my stock and even blitz it as a base

    and the nice thing about these quiches is that you can serve it as a light lunch for family and friends and they will never know they are eating your diet food.... early this year I was just weight conscious and thus Carb conscious... we went to a charity Cricket day and I am always in charge of snacks/lunch and I used my car-free wraps with sensible fillings and my friends loved it!....
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    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
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