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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    So glad we're talking about this. I've been thinking about body shape and composition quite a bit lately as the scale for me has slowed tremendously. Down .2 to 148.6 after three days at 148.8. Though I lost more than 7 pounds last week. I figure the body is just doing some reshuffling. It feels as if things are still changing, clothes are fitting looser, etc.

    However, I didn't take any measurements! DOH. Oh well. I'm not so much of a hard data gal. The way my clothes fit tell me what I need to know. And though my bras are definitely fitting differently, I was thinking the other day about how glad I am that I haven't lost my boobs! Granted, they're an E/DD and a little wiggle room in my bras is welcome, and they're very nearly 44 year old natural breasts, so there is for sure normal sag . . . but all in all I feel like I'm losing all over, and all over is where the fat is!

    Really happy to read here that there are likely more changes to come in P3. I really haven't been exercising like I normally do during P2, mostly because I got hit by COVID and just haven't had the energy. So I've been wondering how my body might continue to shift and tighten up as I get back to my beloved pilates, barre, yoga, weights, and regular walking. Though I've also read that stabilization can go more smoothly without exercise. I do plan to return to my once weekly pilates session on the last day of this round, but I might not push it in P3 otherwise. We'll just see how I feel. But not exercising and still losing weight has been pretty amazing for me because I'm a recovering chronic over exerciser, and I think that's been part of my weight/hormonal problems. Thyroid and adrenals burnt out. My intention is to slowly get back to the activities I love and to do them because I love them not because I'm afraid if I don't I'll gain weight.

    This is a major shift for me.

    But then I really do want to get stronger and fitter again because even though I weigh the least I ever have as an adult right now, I'm also the most out of shape I've been as an adult! I miss my core strength and being able to effortlessly lift heavy things! And I'd also like to see what happens to my body composition in P3/P4 before deciding whether to do another round in January. I'm just so amazed at what HCG has done, and if it turns out to be a sustainable weight loss, it might be worth continuing to properly get into an ideal BMI range--something I honestly never thought possible before. I'm between 5'3" and 5'4" tall with a medium build. According to the charts 130 is top of the range, and right now I'm thrilled at 148.6. But we'll see. If my body keeps changing and I get stronger and fitter and can maintain the losses from this round and keep wearing all my favorite clothes, the scale doesn't really matter. My real goal has always been a 28" waist. Isn't waist to hip ratio the more telling indicator of health?

    Sorry for the long post. Guess I've had some things on my mind! Thanks so much for being here. I so appreciate this forum and all of you. Happy Sunday!
    FWIW, I think BMI is just inaccurate, misleading, and frustrating. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 7” is between 118 pounds and 160 pounds. So there you go. There is no way I can be 118. None. Even 140 would look really skinny on me.
    My suggestion would be to stay where you are for a while, work out to get fitter and stronger and re-evaluate things then. When fit, just because our posture is better, we look better. About waist measurement, I know that a large waist is an indicator of potential health issues. I think it will naturally be what it is when we are at a good-for-us weight and fit so I never really worry about number. I never measured either during rounds or after. I knew with my Covid pounds though that it can take 20 pounds before you feel you need a bigger clothes size. I hit that, and it was more like 25 pounds, and that was my call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    FWIW, I think BMI is just inaccurate, misleading, and frustrating. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 7” is between 118 pounds and 160 pounds. So there you go. There is no way I can be 118. None. Even 140 would look really skinny on me.
    My suggestion would be to stay where you are for a while, work out to get fitter and stronger and re-evaluate things then. When fit, just because our posture is better, we look better. About waist measurement, I know that a large waist is an indicator of potential health issues. I think it will naturally be what it is when we are at a good-for-us weight and fit so I never really worry about number. I never measured either during rounds or after. I knew with my Covid pounds though that it can take 20 pounds before you feel you need a bigger clothes size. I hit that, and it was more like 25 pounds, and that was my call.
    Great advice. Thank you.

    I will take my waist measurement at the end of this round and see where that is. I was at 35" and would like to ideally be at 28".

    With COVID weight, I had lost 10 right before quarantine, then gained 10 plus a little. Loading had me up 5 which I promptly dropped after the first VLCD day. . . . so technically as of this morning, I've lost approximately six pounds since my pre-COVID weight. What a roller coaster, huh? So ready to step off the roller coaster and change my ways . So grateful for the opportunity to do that with HCG. It feels different this time.

    But yeah, I have a variety of sizes in my closet and when my two most forgiving pairs of jeans were squeezing the life out of me, that was my call. Thank God I didn't just wear yoga pants all the time otherwise I may not have heeded that call! I feel infinitely better already, and I've thrown out those old jeans and chosen a new pair of jeans that are my new measuring stick. It'll be way less than 20 lbs gained before those suckers won't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    But yeah, I have a variety of sizes in my closet and when my two most forgiving pairs of jeans were squeezing the life out of me, that was my call. Thank God I didn't just wear yoga pants all the time otherwise I may not have heeded that call! I feel infinitely better already, and I've thrown out those old jeans and chosen a new pair of jeans that are my new measuring stick. It'll be way less than 20 lbs gained before those suckers won't fit.
    Haha, yes, I do the same with my jeans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    FWIW, I think BMI is just inaccurate, misleading, and frustrating. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 7Ē is between 118 pounds and 160 pounds. So there you go. There is no way I can be 118. None. Even 140 would look really skinny on me.
    My suggestion would be to stay where you are for a while, work out to get fitter and stronger and re-evaluate things then. When fit, just because our posture is better, we look better. About waist measurement, I know that a large waist is an indicator of potential health issues. I think it will naturally be what it is when we are at a good-for-us weight and fit so I never really worry about number. I never measured either during rounds or after. I knew with my Covid pounds though that it can take 20 pounds before you feel you need a bigger clothes size. I hit that, and it was more like 25 pounds, and that was my call.
    Agree with BMI. Iím just over 5í7Ē and the lowest Iíve been my adult life has been 176. I was a size 10 and fit. Gained a lot of muscles! I couldnít imagine being smaller than that. I need to weigh under 192 to qualify for life insurance.... so Iím hoping to get under that within the year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie83 View Post
    Agree with BMI. I’m just over 5’7” and the lowest I’ve been my adult life has been 176. I was a size 10 and fit. Gained a lot of muscles! I couldn’t imagine being smaller than that. I need to weigh under 192 to qualify for life insurance.... so I’m hoping to get under that within the year.


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    Sounds very doable and good reason to have on top of wanting to be thinner and healthier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    Sounds very doable and good reason to have on top of wanting to be thinner and healthier!
    I keep getting denied because Iím obese and have RA. Get down to just RA and I should be able to pay a higher premium. Haha.
    I also have a very hard time keeping up with my kiddo. Heís 2 and never stops moving. Looking forward to wearing him out instead of me... lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineMissM View Post
    So glad we're talking about this. I've been thinking about body shape and composition quite a bit lately as the scale for me has slowed tremendously. Down .2 to 148.6 after three days at 148.8. Though I lost more than 7 pounds last week. I figure the body is just doing some reshuffling. It feels as if things are still changing, clothes are fitting looser, etc.

    However, I didn't take any measurements! DOH. Oh well. I'm not so much of a hard data gal. The way my clothes fit tell me what I need to know. And though my bras are definitely fitting differently, I was thinking the other day about how glad I am that I haven't lost my boobs! Granted, they're an E/DD and a little wiggle room in my bras is welcome, and they're very nearly 44 year old natural breasts, so there is for sure normal sag . . . but all in all I feel like I'm losing all over, and all over is where the fat is!

    Really happy to read here that there are likely more changes to come in P3. I really haven't been exercising like I normally do during P2, mostly because I got hit by COVID and just haven't had the energy. So I've been wondering how my body might continue to shift and tighten up as I get back to my beloved pilates, barre, yoga, weights, and regular walking. Though I've also read that stabilization can go more smoothly without exercise. I do plan to return to my once weekly pilates session on the last day of this round, but I might not push it in P3 otherwise. We'll just see how I feel. But not exercising and still losing weight has been pretty amazing for me because I'm a recovering chronic over exerciser, and I think that's been part of my weight/hormonal problems. Thyroid and adrenals burnt out. My intention is to slowly get back to the activities I love and to do them because I love them not because I'm afraid if I don't I'll gain weight.

    This is a major shift for me.

    But then I really do want to get stronger and fitter again because even though I weigh the least I ever have as an adult right now, I'm also the most out of shape I've been as an adult! I miss my core strength and being able to effortlessly lift heavy things! And I'd also like to see what happens to my body composition in P3/P4 before deciding whether to do another round in January. I'm just so amazed at what HCG has done, and if it turns out to be a sustainable weight loss, it might be worth continuing to properly get into an ideal BMI range--something I honestly never thought possible before. I'm between 5'3" and 5'4" tall with a medium build. According to the charts 130 is top of the range, and right now I'm thrilled at 148.6. But we'll see. If my body keeps changing and I get stronger and fitter and can maintain the losses from this round and keep wearing all my favorite clothes, the scale doesn't really matter. My real goal has always been a 28" waist. Isn't waist to hip ratio the more telling indicator of health?

    Sorry for the long post. Guess I've had some things on my mind! Thanks so much for being here. I so appreciate this forum and all of you. Happy Sunday!
    Covid is no joke. I know people who are taking months to recover. I did Pilates almost daily on P2 but you have to listen to your body. Once I hit the 155 range people were all over my weight loss. I know Pilates is what has me so toned. I also have a spin bike and didnít Push too hard huh did that too.

    You will see some positive changes in P3 and will get back to what you love. Keep up the good work and o am 5í7Ē and between 151-154 and I am in a 27/28 Jean and 4-6 and mediums but a small would work. Donít fixate on the chart cuz itís stupid lol.


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    Enjoying egg drop soup for dinner. Soooo good!


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    Enjoying egg drop soup for dinner. Soooo good!


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    Yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    FWIW, I think BMI is just inaccurate, misleading, and frustrating. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 7” is between 118 pounds and 160 pounds.
    Totally agree..... I was at my lowest EVER at 55kgs /121 lbs.... I am a big bones girl... definitely not petite... I will be happy to get to 68/150.... but wont be unhappy if I end up maintaining on 72/158 ish But breaking 60 and staying there will be very gratifying...
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    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 from LIW (Steak day16 Nov) | P3 end week 2 - on LIW great feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie83 View Post
    Enjoying egg drop soup for dinner. Soooo good!
    Hi Maggie/Maegan... Please share how you make it
    ~AKA Yvonne SA~
    Greetings from Sunny South Africa!
    First round since 2015!
    Sept '20 - 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
    P3 end week 1 - Up 2.43 from LIW (Steak day16 Nov) | P3 end week 2 - on LIW great feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweredbystarbucks View Post
    Covid is no joke. I know people who are taking months to recover. I did Pilates almost daily on P2 but you have to listen to your body. Once I hit the 155 range people were all over my weight loss. I know Pilates is what has me so toned. I also have a spin bike and didn’t Push too hard huh did that too.

    You will see some positive changes in P3 and will get back to what you love. Keep up the good work and o am 5’7” and between 151-154 and I am in a 27/28 Jean and 4-6 and mediums but a small would work. Don’t fixate on the chart cuz it’s stupid lol.


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    Thanks for this. You're right. And pilates really does do amazing things, doesn't it? I swear I had abs I could see even though I was seriously overfat and really store it in my belly.

    Anyway, I'm really working on letting go of the numbers altogether and tuning in to how I feel separate from all that. Today my weight is slightly up: 149.2 and this is going on day 4 of no real losses. Big deal, I'm trying to convince myself. I've achieved way more than I thought I would in this first round and I fit into all my clothes. No need to be in a big hurry--and what's the destination, anyway? My body doesn't respond to my impatience. Steady as she goes. And, yes, I undoubtedly will feel differently once I can get back to working out. Today I did a strong yoga practice for the first time in eons and it felt sooooooo good. That's what I'm after. To hell with the scale except in the ways it's useful to keep me from going off the rails and feeling terrible again.

    I close on the house this morning--that's the important thing!!

    However, I'm a little confused about my HCG at the moment. I think I may have mixed this bottle a little strong, because though I was supposed to have enough to last through 45 injections, it looks more like I'll only have enough for 40. If that's the way it goes, so be it. That's the original protocol anyway. Hard to tell with those tiny bottles. And I may have stopped losing or maybe developed an immunity or something. Who knows. Again, either I'm in until Friday--or next Friday. Then P3 and onward. . . .

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