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    Senior Member PhoebeS's Avatar
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    Hi Robin!! Great losses so far!! I can only hope for that kind of success!! I seem to remember someone talking about 0% greek yogurt in a pinch. That would be great, I have never tried the no fat cottage cheese either but yesterday was VLCD1 for me and I am already dreading chicken. I have had success with butterball turkey burgers, so far, they seem to work for me. Just have to look close at the ingredients. I was just at Costco and they have turkey burgers but the 1st ingredient was sugar. I know turkey isn't on protocal either but so far, it's worked ok for me. I need to get some lean beef and switch off more.

    I have never heard of the waist ratio to height before... I'm gonna have to measure and see where I am.
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    R2 LIW 152.4
    Height 5'8" & 53 years young

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    Jewels!! So happy to see more peeps on here now...hi!!

    Welp, I fell off the wagon, rolled down the hill, and landed gut-first in the swamp.

    For real though, we went out of town Friday-Monday and I gained 5.6 pounds. I missed a dose for 2 days, and ate what everyone was eating. I wasn't even really hungry. I was feeling down about a few personal things (plus the blasted sinus infection for which I was given an antibiotic and steroid), and I let myself feel and give in to defeat. But I didn't even enjoy it. I mean, some of the food tasted good (hello, Costco chocolate chip cookies, queso and an actual bun for my burger) but it just wasn't worth it. I felt awful and now I look bloated. I still didn't stuff myself like I used to, but I noticed how out of control I felt eating cookies. I'm guessing it's a real sugar addiction...I digress.

    So, here I am, supposed to be VLCD30. I'm not really sure where to go from here. Can I jump back and only do 10 days until I risk immunity? Or can I just forge on for another 3 weeks? I have only missed 2 shots (Sat & Sun) and I still have a decent amount of my first bottle from Diet Doc. I assume I should save the other one for my next round.

    I just feel bad for the Me that pushed harder for almost 3 weeks than I ever have to stay more on protocol than any other failed round (10+ years ago). By now I would have thrown away my hcg and just kept on eating poorly. But not this time. I want back in. My body is craving P2 again (what is happening?!) and I at least want to lose these 5.6 pounds!!

    I'm still in the game, Jewels. I want to do this. And this attitude is very different than what I'm used to in the past. I have tripped this round and fallen hard, but who says I cannot stand back up and finish strong?!!!!

    Okay, Leez, drop some knowledge on me. I want to do the best thing for my body and mind.

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    Just get back on plan. You can recover in these last ten days, and possibly lose a little more than the 5+ pounds from the weekend.

    Your other option is to take an interruption. It would start 72 hours after your last dose. You could do it for 4 to 13 days and then get right back on HCG for your last 10 doses. You would eat P3 during the interruption. It could be an opportunity to practice P3 eating before you actually have to do P3.

    If you think you would lose your momentum or resolve by taking an interruption, then the best thing to do would be to just power through as you have been doing.

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    Thanks, Leez!

    So I guess there is no way to avoid the long round rule. Like, could I take an interruption and then start a short round again? I wish I could do more than 10 more days, but I want to do it according to P&I as much as possible from now on.

    I'm going to power through the last 10 days for sure. I'm honestly curious what I can achieve and what my body can do when POP. But I really dread P3
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    GWR1: 210
    LIW: 211
    CW: 215

    Overall GW: 165

    Sometimes I give in, but I am not giving up.

  5. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by robineka View Post
    Has anyone had success with 0% Fage yogurt? I can't remember if I ate it the last time or not. I'm guessing if nonfat cottage cheese is ok it would be too. Thoughts? Experiences?
    I use 0% Fage 1-3 times a week and it was fine last round so doing it again this time around.
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    Chief Moderator (my happy place :) Leez's Avatar
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    So I guess there is no way to avoid the long round rule. Like, could I take an interruption and then start a short round again?
    Right. No way around it. 40 dose days is max for a round. You can stretch those 40 days by almost a week by doing weekly skip days. (Which you should be doing anyway if you were planning the long round)

    You could skip after your next five dose days, and then finish with the last five before transitioning into P3. That would give you one extra day on P2. It would be safe to skip then because you have 5 days to build the HCG back up again, and then 5 more dose days before transitioning off.

    P3 is more mentally challenging than anything else. If you focus on what you can eat instead of what you can't, it is actually pretty wonderful.
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    Okay! I'll do the 5 day-skip-5 day route.

    I'm not afraid of P3 for the foods I cannot eat, more the foods I can let back in. I'm nervous that fats will go right through me lol. I tried low carb/high protein once and it didn't agree with me, I assume because of the fats. Also, I'm a cheese-a-holic and just want to make sure I don't overdo it. I guess I could refrain from cheese and focus on other additions, like bacon, butter and avocados. I want to research it more since I've never made it that far and honestly don't know as much about it!
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    SW: 225
    GWR1: 210
    LIW: 211
    CW: 215

    Overall GW: 165

    Sometimes I give in, but I am not giving up.

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    Skeeballer...what kind of dog do you have? Your dog looks just like my son's dog. And don't beat yourself up too bad for falling off the wagon (And all the way into the swamp, LOL) it happens, life happens!!
    Phoebe~ a.k.a. Karen (Phoebe was a nickname I grew up with that my late dad used to always call me)

    Taking it one day at a time!
    Today is a good day to have a good day!

    Starting R1P2
    Starting weight 183.5
    R1 LDW 165.7 (25 days of vlcd)
    R2 Start weight 170
    R2 LIW 152.4
    Height 5'8" & 53 years young

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoebeS View Post
    Skeeballer...what kind of dog do you have? Your dog looks just like my son's dog.

    That is a picture of my best bubba, named Bock. We had to let him go 4 days before Christmas last year. Something had happened with his back/hind legs and he could hardly walk at all within like 3 days. He was in a lot of pain. They weren't sure he was strong enough to get xrays and any other tests done. It happened so fast and out of the blue. We weren't prepared at all (we never really are). He was like my shadow, always around, slept next to my side of the bed, came into the kid's rooms as I told them goodnight. He was just always there, and I felt so empty without him. He was only 9 years old. I think about him everyday and my 5 year old daughter still talks about him too.

    We still have his brother, Boone. Their mom was a golden retriever and their dad was a Labrador. Bock was a beautiful amber color, Boone is black, and their sister (Briley, who lives with my in-laws) is like a black golden retriever--so pretty!

    I miss Bock everyday. It took a few months to be able to think about him without that gut-punch, raw aching.

    Sorry for the tangent post, but I'm always proud to talk about him
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    GWR1: 210
    LIW: 211
    CW: 215

    Overall GW: 165

    Sometimes I give in, but I am not giving up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeballer View Post
    That is a picture of my best bubba, named Bock. We had to let him go 4 days before Christmas last year. Something had happened with his back/hind legs and he could hardly walk at all within like 3 days. He was in a lot of pain. They weren't sure he was strong enough to get xrays and any other tests done. It happened so fast and out of the blue. We weren't prepared at all (we never really are). He was like my shadow, always around, slept next to my side of the bed, came into the kid's rooms as I told them goodnight. He was just always there, and I felt so empty without him. He was only 9 years old. I think about him everyday and my 5 year old daughter still talks about him too.

    We still have his brother, Boone. Their mom was a golden retriever and their dad was a Labrador. Bock was a beautiful amber color, Boone is black, and their sister (Briley, who lives with my in-laws) is like a black golden retriever--so pretty!

    I miss Bock everyday. It took a few months to be able to think about him without that gut-punch, raw aching.

    Sorry for the tangent post, but I'm always proud to talk about him
    Awwww...I am so sorry for your loss!! It is never easy!! The pup pictured in my profile is my baby Presley that passed away this past St. Patricks Day of cancer. She would have been only 2 years old on April 1st, so I can completely relate and I feel your pain!! She was the best girl!! We just recently got a puppy to help heal our hearts and to keep our older dog (almost 3) company but my Presley girl is forever in my heart and I still bawl my eyes out at times!! How is his brother doing?

    My son's dog is half standard poodle and half austriallian shephard but looks exactly like your Bock. I'll have to see if I can upload a picture of him. His name is Spork. My son and his new wife and Spork are actually moving to Abilene, TX in August.
    Phoebe~ a.k.a. Karen (Phoebe was a nickname I grew up with that my late dad used to always call me)

    Taking it one day at a time!
    Today is a good day to have a good day!

    Starting R1P2
    Starting weight 183.5
    R1 LDW 165.7 (25 days of vlcd)
    R2 Start weight 170
    R2 LIW 152.4
    Height 5'8" & 53 years young

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    As for me, I am down 4.2#'s in 2 days of VLCD. I am just .1# from my LDW. I absolutley love the first week of this diet!!

    Yesterday afternoon I had to make myself an egg because I had such an upset stomach after taking a multivitamin. So I ate the egg and skipped my late afernoon apple that I usually eat and was down 2.3#'s today. Not sure it had anything to do with swapping out extra protein for my fruit or if it was just a good loss day because it was only my 2nd day of VLCD. Who knows but I will take it....!!

    Hope you all are having a good day so far!! Happy losing!!

    VLCD3 down 165.8#'s
    Goal 145 to 150 (or as close as I can get to that)
    Phoebe~ a.k.a. Karen (Phoebe was a nickname I grew up with that my late dad used to always call me)

    Taking it one day at a time!
    Today is a good day to have a good day!

    Starting R1P2
    Starting weight 183.5
    R1 LDW 165.7 (25 days of vlcd)
    R2 Start weight 170
    R2 LIW 152.4
    Height 5'8" & 53 years young

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    Phoebe--I'm so sorry you lost your girl not long ago. But it's nice to meet someone else who understands the incredible bond we can share with those special furry kids. I've always been more a cat person, although growing up we always had both around. But we haven't had kitties since my sweet torties passed back in 2016. But Bock was different. He was technically my husband's dog and Boone was mine, but it didn't take long for Boone to attach himself to Daddy and Bock became my best friend. I remember crying so hard on the way to the hospital to have our first child, because I was so upset the dynamic with our dogs would change now that we had a baby. I was so emotional lol but I just felt that finality of the end of a phase. The boys were our babies for a long time before human babies!

    On vacation this past week at farm outside of Waco, I fell in love with a 3 month old barn kitty. We named her Zuzu (name that movie) and almost brought her home. But I'm not ready for a cat again (catbox, eh) and she really has a good life full of freedom. It was just one of those moments of mutual human-pet bonding. As soon as I saw her and talked to her, she talked back and was purring like crazy. Ugh, I miss her! And so does my daughter.

    Anyway, sounds like you are doing great this round! Hope everyone else is trucking along as well.

    I am down 2.2 today and I'm happy to be going that direction again. I need to do some meal prep tonight. Oh, Phoebe, I have eaten eggs all this round (usually 1 poached in the morning and the remaining egg whites later). Not sure if it's slowed me down (among other cheats, oy) but I need protein in the morning in order to take my medications.
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    SW: 225
    GWR1: 210
    LIW: 211
    CW: 215

    Overall GW: 165

    Sometimes I give in, but I am not giving up.

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