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    Rose, I'm right behind you! Yay for your first few days.

    I mixed this morning and took my first dose. I usually pull all of my syringes and freeze immediately, but I just pulled the one dose. I need to be sure of my dosage before I do the rest. I'll give myself a few days of one day at a time.

    I have been doing a "FAILED PERFECTIONIST DOES NOTHING" routine. I kept running out of daylight to mix and pull 50+ syringes so kept putting it off---(yeah, that was it. Time. Right.) So told myself today just mix and pull ONE dose off. I had time for that. So ha, take that Perfectionist Tendencies! Outsmarted me.

    I am right back where I started in January. Quelle surprise! That was a Lost Round, so this is just a complete start over. I never did get back to my lowest weight before I went back up 4 pounds overnight. I have a theory on that, which is why I am only pulling doses one at a time right now. I think I tried a dose that was way too low and that 'Hang onto fat I'm starving' effect took hold. I was eating around 500 calories of protein but that's a pretty low number if hcg is not working. And I was hungry every evening, tearing into my dinner like a piranha.

    I did 125 iu for years, and then somehow decided to go to 110 or 115. The last time I did 100. Just enough to stave off hunger, I think, but not enough to balance me to lose weight. So back to 125 I go for a bit and see how that works.

    So, I am loading today. Who am I kidding? I have been loading for weeks, but finallly, I am loading with hcg. I have a funny fear of being hungry, so that is a big hurdle for me to get through. I have purchased all very original protocol P2 foods so that will be all I have in the house by Wednesday.

    ONWARD HO!
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    Good for you Pearly!! I do about 135 iu Draw to 27 on needle. Seems to work pretty well for me. So far I eat two apples a day. Need to buy some strawberries. No grissini for me. I would eat whole box. I tried once and threw them out. O
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    Went up .2 this morning. Odd to slow so early in the plan but my fluid levels do tend to bounce around. I have had lung issues since Dec after Covid. Avoiding a doctor visit but every evening as I try to sleep I get breathless I had Pet scan last year when I had similar issue but all came back well. I think it is lungs. Doctor thought maybe GERD. Just another thing to put in my brain. Other than evenings doing ok
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    Rose, I hear you on the shortness of breath. I underwent extensive testing at a hospital specializing in lungs after Covid. I never officially had Covid--never tested positive, but had a very long bout of bronchitis starting at the very begining of Covid. I've had it several times over the years. I was however diagnosed with Covid Long Haulers. Tricky, since i never had Covid.... but anyway after all that testing i was told to do Cardio to increase my lung function and get my strength back. Huh.

    If I could have done Cardio, I wouldn't have been going to the drs. It's taken me over two years of yard work and snow shoveling and riding leasurely on an electric bike to get strong enough to do water aerobics. My classmates are mostly 5 to 15 years older than me, but I am not the star student. I do what I can. However, finally, I am seeing some tiny improvements in strength and breath. It takes so much of my day, tho! And I am NOT a patient person. whew.

    You are so very active! I get why being short of breath is stressing. P2 should help if its GERD! I notice I no longer reach for the Tums jar once I start doing P2 and stay compliant in P3.

    I am on day 2 Loading. Up .8 from yesterday. So at least, Its working! LOL. I don't wanna do P2! I think it is like getting into cold water. It's scarier before you do it, and once in p2, I'll adapt and be fine.

    Onward!
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    Day 1 VLCD. I have sucessfully eaten everything in the house. Not sure that's a positive accomplishment. But, except for some left over nuts I hid in the back of the freezer, I have nothing non-protocol left.
    Probably a 30 day round as I am up 8+ from my previous goal and wanted to get under it a little. We shall see. I am doing 125iu so far, and hope that has a better effect. I'll be watching carefully.

    Onward all!
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    Well. This is not starting out well. Last two days have gone up. Almost half lb. Lost 2.5 after loading first two days then next two up. I am having breathing issues so I am up half the night with head propped and practically sitting up to feel I am not suffocating. Fam Dr going to set up X-ray and also try steroids She said pulmonologist appt in April too far away so she will try to find one sooner. Hope inflammation doesn’t cause hcg issues Had to vent .
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    148.4. Down 4.8 lbs from load weight So guessing I was retaining water. I’ve had lots of cabbage and I recall the high fiber keeps me going down but erratically. Today I will see doc to review X-rays. She gave me lots of steroids snd no clue how to use inhaler so held off taking.
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    2011 R1 start206 R2 6/2011 176 R3 03/2013 156 R4 06/29/2014 162.R5 05/09/2015 154.4 R6 2017 148.2 liw 137.6 R7 LDW 137.2 R8LIW 142.8 3/8/20 liw 144.2 LIW 149.4 Aug 2022LIW 141 Mar 2023 LIW 145.4 Aug 5 liw 143.2 March 22 148.6 9 lb loss

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    147.8 total 5.6 lbs lost vlcd7 Started steroid treatments today for GERD and breathing difficulties following covid last Dec. Doctor said her husband got Covid in Jan and has the same issues. Hoping the steroids do not cause weight issues but she assured me one of them prednisone (notorious for weight gains btw) im only taking for 5 days with continued reduced dosages each day. The other is inhaler… but she said that should not cause problem. So i will continue on with hcg I have 18 more prefilled syringes i believe so should end Mar28 three days before my birthday which means i can start p3 March 31. Hoping to get to 141 or less by then If not i could do a PI (never did one) for a week or so and finish a longer round. My inclination is not to but with thesteroid treatment not sure…. Pretty sure the inhaler puff is for long term use,
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    ACK! Rose! NO fun. Yes, I gained the initial weight that put me here in 2013 from steroids. I went from an unhappy 150's to a very unhappy 173! But those were several shots in my heel for inflamed planter fasciitis - no result!- and a couple or three of rounds of prednisone for chest wall inflamation after a bad bout of bronchitis. Different doctors. I don't want to discourage you, as I think all my pain and suffering also resulted in eating my head off, not just the steroids. But give yourself some grace and get over losing your puff and worry about a few pounds when you feel better, if necessary.

    So far so good at the 125 dose. I was down 1.6 yesterday and 1.2 today. Any day that's a Pound Day is a good day! Not spectacular losses for first week but not shabby. If this keeps up okay, I will pull my syringes for the rest of the round and freeze, as I will probably need a 30 day round and I sincerly do not trust hcg mixed over 2 weeks.

    I had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day yesterday. I do this to myself ever few months, but I never see it coming. I get real busy, have a couple jam packed days, little sleep and then, after over doing, I get off schedule for eating. Doesn't matter if I am on a round or eating everything in sight before hand. Then I go all hypoglycemic and get weak, dizzy, a headache and back ache and I need FOOD and SLEEP to get back to normal.

    I left the house around 8 yesterday after a couple of days of running hard. I ate well on Tuesday, but just had a hard boiled egg for breakfast yesterday and probably too much caffeine and took a protein drink to get me through a long morning of a dr. tests ---checking my memory and cognition levels. I had the protein drink around 11 but was getting shaky by the time we were done at 1:30. By the time I got home, I had a splitting headache that ran clear down my back, felt so tired I wanted to cry, and gobbled down chopped salad mix with about 3 ounces of chicken. I took a 20 minute nap and some ibuprofen, but it was too little too late.

    I had writing/editing stuff that had to be done by 4:30, so persevered but maybe moaned out loud a few times. I finally took another 30 minute nap, and made myself 6 ounces of tilapia with wilted fresh spinach--yum--and felt better. I took my nephew to an event and got home around 8:30---- STRAIGHT to bed. I turned out the light at 9:30 and was asleep by Oh, 9:31. I'm back to normal today but never want to do that again!

    Which is what I always say when I do that, again.

    I need to figure out a little more protein for breakfast. The protein drink was supposed to be an emergency snack and is low fat and low carb, but boy, it did not do the job! That was Day 2 VCLD, so stilll absorbing hcg and obviously have not gotten to the point where it is pulling extra fat to keep me going yet. It usually takes me until Day 4 before I lose the hungries.

    Off to change my Ticker!

    Onward!
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    So about these steroids and also pill for GERD. Something causing bad headaches. Took the prednisone methylpred as directed yesterday. Didn’t notice anything. Took the flutic Salometer powder breather. Had very bad headache a cpl hrs after plus drainage and flu like symptoms. In the morning headache back but went away after coffee and eating apple Took a puff of inhaler and not long after seemed to get headache. Took prednisone after eating and nausea sleepiness and shakiness begins. So hard to know which is culprit. Felt like liw blood sugar but I checked and sugar was normal.
    Between a rock and hard place. Was told to call my doctor about symptoms but it is after hrs and she would prob just send me to ER so not taking inhaler tonight or the prednisone. Hoping nothing gets worse.
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    147.2. Headed down so that’s good Down 6.2 from load weight. Other than a terribly sick day unrelated to hcg I slept all night without feeling like I was suffocating. Figured out I might have taken a double dose of my puffer. I thought the clicker was in the wrong place so I pushed it back up. I think I double dosed myself. By late evening besides nausea I felt much better. Now trying to decide whether to take the puffer or prednisone or wait till Monday when doc is in. My inclination is take tablets and avoid puffer or limit to once a day. Have a great weekend everyone. Hope your losses are stable or headed south !
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    Rose, dear Rose. You know your body better than anyone, so will not get any 'Follow Drs. Instructions" cr@p from me! LOL. You are trying to do what works best, and probably by Monday, you will be leaving a message for your Doc saying Here's what I am doing and it is working fine." Hope so.

    I am down 1.8 today! I will cross fingers that it holds. I had a bit of alcohol yesterday evening, but also was sooooo letter perfect on eating. I ordered a Ceasar salad with grilled chicken with dressing on the side at the event, and without dressing, a Ceasar salad is evidently torn up lettuce with plain chicken breast pieces (and not a whole lot of them for the $$$!) on top. I dipped maybe twice into the dressing and it was awful, so was glad on two fronts that I didn't give in and have it on my salad. I usually carry red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar with me, but this was a fancy dress thing and I had my leeetle purse.

    It was a concert in a bar with a tribute band to Abba. So we were supposed to dress up, Abba like. I was one of maybe 3 peoople out of 300 that had Abba like stuff in my closet. LOL. My sister went 'hippy" with a tie die dress and fringe vest. A few others did stuff like that. I didn't tell her that Abba was around mostly from 1974-1982 and the Summer of Love was 1968, so tie die hippie stuff was a little off calendar. :-) I wore a super long 'domino' dress, black on one side, white on the other, both fully sequined, the top was strapless and a reverse of the skirt, with a piece that came up the back and went around my throat like a collar, reversed black and white again. Okay, I had to wear full on shapewear, but it was respectible, with a black sequined shrug over. Sorta. And was waaaaaay over dressed. People kept asking me WHERE did you get that? I just shrugged and said My Closet. They probably thought that was a thrift store....

    Band was lack luster (I was dressed more Abba than they were--if only it had been a jump suit!) and I was completely sober by the time the warm up band was through, so left early. around 9. I'm just not the party girl I used to be. (That was NOT the only outfit in the back of my closet I COULD have worn!)

    I did not update my ticker correctly yesterday, so will try again. Today is VLCD 4, so I hope the Not Hungry kicks in. I can't tell in this short of time if I am hungry because as always, I am used to eating anything that will fit in my mouth for the past few weeks so it's a HABIT not actual hunger, or if my dose it too high. Today should tell the tale.

    Onward!
    Who wants to be a good girl today? I do I do I do I do I do.
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