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    Hi everyone! I will start loading on Saturday. I am now at 280.4 lbs and turning 45 next week so I can't wait to see all of the results! Anyways, I am glad to have friends starting in the same time period! I am curious, how much food did you all stock up on? Are you buying for 1 week or 2 weeks at a time?

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    I start day one of P1 tomorrow. This is my first time to try HCG. I'm doing this through my doctor's office and hope to have the success that their other patients have had. I'm 156#, 5'5", 44 yrs old. My goal is to get to 130# and stabilize there. I went to Whole Foods (or "whole paycheck" as we call it here in Austin), and picked up some deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste -- all brands that are supposed to be P2 friendly. Can I wait until P2 to use them, or should I start using them tomorrow (when I start P1)? Also, do I need to use any particular handsoap at work (in restroom), or do I need to take my own soap?? Thanks in advance for any replies.
    Good luck everyone!
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    ~Hey All!! I start my load tomorrow and I am sooo excited to get this started. Good luck all. I'll be checking back with you guys. I am 172 lbs and I can't believe it. My husband is getting on the band wagon with me. Should be interesting with him being a chef. Any ideas or suggestions would be great. I'm wondering about how many drops I should take? The pamphlet that came with the drops said to take 25 drops before meals but I have seen many other people in the forum who take much less so I am just curious. Georgi

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    Callie-I am an organized person and knew that i had to make it as easy as possible on myself if I'm going to stay true to the protocol. I bought a variety of meats and spent less than an hour on the night before loading to weigh and portion all of it off, store in individual ziploc baggies and froze them. I have 24 meat portions including: filet, chicken breasts, 96% lean ground beef, flank steak and veal medallions. I'll buy some fish and shrimp and do the same. For fruit and vegetables, I will buy a 3-4 day supply at a time for freshness. I went to a specialty spice shop so I could buy smaller amounts of a variety of spices and there weren't any fillers or no no's added. I also bought 5 different stevias (plain and different flavors-all Sweet Leaf) to experiment with for flavored beverages and other recipes in the "101 Worry Free HCG Diet Recipes" book.

    Lisa in Austin-I too went to Whole Foods and bought a safe body cleanser, Tom's toothpaste, aloe vera gel for body moisturizer, and Alba face wash, oil free moisturizer and eye gel. I got the Bumble and Bumble seaweed shampoo and conditioner. My skin is not loving the new products as I am used to high end department store cosmetics, but it will have to do! The aloe vera gel isn't cutting it for my dry skin, so I have been using baby oil which even though it is terrible (mineral oil), it works wonders for keeping my snake skin soft and it's a great eye makeup remover! The aloe was sticky. I started using everything on Day 1 of loading. At work, I'm avoiding using the provided hand soap as I have no idea what is in it. I'm just using water and then I finish with a hand wipe. I'm even using my Alba facewash as handsoap at home, just to be safe!

    Jearnee-OMG! Have your chef husband check out the recipe book I mentioned for basic ideas and then I am sure that he will be able to improvise from there! My BF went out of town yesterday for 2 weeks to visit family so that is helpful for me to avoid temptation of going out and watching him eat all the things I can't have!
    R1
    Day 1 (1st day of loading): 148
    Day 2 (2nd day of loading): 147.8
    Week 1 (VLCD5): 142.8
    Week 2 (VLCD12): 137.8
    Week 3 (VLCD19): 136
    Day 22 (VLCD20): 135.4
    Day 23 (VLCD21): 134
    Day 24 (VLCD22): 134 *last injection day
    Day 25 (VLCD23): 134
    Day 26 (VLCD24): 133.4
    Day 27 (VLCD25): 133.2
    Last Day of Phase 3: 133

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    I'm a little late joining this thread, since I just finished my second day of loading for Round 2. I gained 1.4 lbs the first day, and am getting ready to hit the sack now, and see what the scale says in the morning. It's discouraging to see those numbers go up after working so hard to make them go down, but I know it's important for getting the most out of your HCG once you start the VLCD. I'm doing the Rx injections for the first time (last round was hhcg drops) and I really don't know what to expect. I am pleased at how practically painless the injections are, though! Anyway, good luck to everybody!
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

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    Cheeky - thanks for the info! It looks like you are starting out well on the plan. Already down almost 2# -- that's awesome! I hope mine goes as well. Regarding hair products, can we use any hair gel and spray, as long as it doesn't touch our skin?

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    Lisa-I think that most hair gels and sprays are fine as they shouldn't have oil in them. Check your labels. I was surprised that a lot of hair conditioners are oil free! I'm using my regular styling products but did have to cut out the Moroccan Oil. Someone said that they used rubber gloves to apply it, but then you still might touch your hair to style it so I figured it wasn't 'safe'. You lost too so that's great!
    R1
    Day 1 (1st day of loading): 148
    Day 2 (2nd day of loading): 147.8
    Week 1 (VLCD5): 142.8
    Week 2 (VLCD12): 137.8
    Week 3 (VLCD19): 136
    Day 22 (VLCD20): 135.4
    Day 23 (VLCD21): 134
    Day 24 (VLCD22): 134 *last injection day
    Day 25 (VLCD23): 134
    Day 26 (VLCD24): 133.4
    Day 27 (VLCD25): 133.2
    Last Day of Phase 3: 133

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    Day 1 of loading for Round 2. Anxious to get through these and start losing weight again. Round 1 very easy, and successful. Hope Round 2 is too. Happy loading to all.
    Barbara





    R1: 172.2 to 155.4 in 26 days. 16.8 lbs. and 14.5 inches lost; P3/P4: 6 weeks; end wgt 154.6 addt. 2.25 inches lost. No CD's!
    R2: 157.2 to 142 in 30 days. 15.2 lbs and 8.5 inches lost: P3/P4: 10 1/2 weeks; end wgt 147 addt. 1 inch lost. Dang Holidays!!
    R3: 147.8 to 131.6 in 30 days. 16.2 lbs and 10.25 inches lost
    P3D1: .4 above LDW - WTH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callie View Post
    Hi everyone! I will start loading on Saturday. I am now at 280.4 lbs and turning 45 next week so I can't wait to see all of the results! Anyways, I am glad to have friends starting in the same time period! I am curious, how much food did you all stock up on? Are you buying for 1 week or 2 weeks at a time?
    Hi Callie and everyone, Im starting loading tomorrow(Saturday) its R2 for me Im doing HHCG I did R1 in July and lost 14 lbs and over 20 inches all over, need to lose more, then Im quiting smoking. And Im buying food as I go, usually everyweek and depending how much money I have.

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    Hi all! Tomorrow is day 1! Load, load, load! I plan on having Tim Horton's bagel w/cream cheese, a boston cream donut, and a french vanilla cappuchino. I'm having lunch at a great Greek restaurant for my favorite Chicken Lemon Soup, tons of Garlic Hummus, yummy pita bread, and probably rice pudding or baklava (take home?). I'll probably work pizza in there for dinner before going to an OSU football game in the evening. God help the fool that tries to tackle me in jest! Day 2 may include Bob Evans for breakfast if I can get out of bed, a homemade fruit smoothy with yogurt, loaded potato skins, or ice cream. I'm sure I'll come up with something.

    Cheeky, thank you for the information. I AM NOT ORGANIZED! I love your idea about premeasuring the protein. Keeping things frozen and ready to go (veggies too!) will be my savior. Anyone hear of Dream Dinners? They have whole meals combined in bags/containers and ready to throw in the oven. Anyone that has ideas for single-ready to cook meals (stir-fry, bake, grill, etc.) please do share. Keep posting your great ideas Cheeky!

    You guys also talked about hair and beauty products. I already use Bare Essentials make up. Minus the mascara I love this product and recommend it to anyone. I will have to give up my Buxom lip gloss though. Maybe it is for the best. It is a bit pricey. My hair may be a problem. I'm still recovering from the severe iron anemia and my hair definitely suffered from it. I've been using WEN hair products that contains a lot of oils but it is the only thing that keeps my hair from becoming straw. How's the Bumble & Bumble Seaweed shampoo and conditioner working out?

    Well, I better get to bed. My journey begins tomorrow and I have a lot of work (eating) to do!

    Callie
    p.s. I'm trying to post a pic but I can't get it to work.

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    Callie-Awww, you're welcome! More tips: I bought the smallest George Foreman grill at Target ($17) and it was a good investment. It's kind of a pain to clean, but since I don't have a bbq, it is great for cooking without oil. I'd be careful of Dream Dinners unless you are preparing it yourself because it could have no no ingredients in those meals. Their spices may not be pure and could therefore sabotage your diet. After I eat my dinner, I cook my lunch and dinner for the next day and I'm ready to go the next morning. In the AM, I take out 2 portions of protein from the freezer and they are defrosted by the time I come home from work. You should look at recipes on this forum or buy one of the HCG cookbooks. My favorite thing so far on this diet is the Orange Julius slushie! 1 peeled orange, a few ice cubes, 5 drops of Sweet Leaf Valencia Orange stevia drops and 5 drops of Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme stevia drops. A few seconds in the blender and viola! It is so yummy and tastes exactly like an Orange Julius! I do not do diet sodas at all (hate the aftertaste) and could only do a few flavors of Crystal Light before, so I am picky, but this slushie is delish! Too bad we can't have more per day! I have it as my breakfast to take my vitamins with. Tomorrow I will try a variation with strawberries instead!

    Have fun loading and remember to focus on the fats, not the carbs-fats are more important!

    The Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo/Cond are ok and will do for now. So many shamp/conds have oil in them that it is hard to find high-end brands without oil.
    R1
    Day 1 (1st day of loading): 148
    Day 2 (2nd day of loading): 147.8
    Week 1 (VLCD5): 142.8
    Week 2 (VLCD12): 137.8
    Week 3 (VLCD19): 136
    Day 22 (VLCD20): 135.4
    Day 23 (VLCD21): 134
    Day 24 (VLCD22): 134 *last injection day
    Day 25 (VLCD23): 134
    Day 26 (VLCD24): 133.4
    Day 27 (VLCD25): 133.2
    Last Day of Phase 3: 133

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    The orange julius slushie sounds delish! I will add it to my list to try this week. Great idea for breakfast.

    I was just wondering if anyone had meal prep ideas like Dream Dinners. You know, meal in a bag (with veggie) but for HCG single meals. If I could make a few different meals and pop them in the freezer meals would be a breeze! I have found a lot of recipes here on the forum that sound great. Maybe I can try some of them Dream Dinner style and see how they turn out.

    Good advice on watching the carb/fat loading. I was thinking in terms of saying goodbye to old favorites. I'll have to rethink my plan a little. Gurrr!

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