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  1. #37
    Thank you Jsom!

    Day 18

    Weight: 117.8kg/ 259.16lbs

    Retaining a bit of water today, I may add a touch of salt just to even things out.

    Iím feeling just normal in my day to day life, itís funny how this diet just becomes part of your routine and you begin not to question things.

    The scales Back again and I'm sorry... have been my friend and I seem to be back to losing a bit more each day. I will do a measurement update on Monday as that will be day 21. At the halfway mark it will be exciting to see the change.

    I was planning to up my exercise, but Iíve decided to leave it for the moment. I felt pretty fatigued after my Pilates class on Tuesday and really donít want to get into that battle. Plus itís only 3 more weeks so definitely not a deal breaker. As it has been noted your body is working incredibly hard during this diet and pushing it to its limits is not ideal.

    Onward and upward,

    Roscoe


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  2. #38
    Sounds like you are doing great, Gastro! Great seeing your bullet points of gains due to this protocol too. I love how simple P2 is. I try and keep P3 and P4 simple as well and really think in terms of normal day to day vs occasion/celebration. I think there will be room for both for me without going overboard. It's in the explorative stages still though the time between last round and this one did show me what was possible. Up to now, I have remained keto since I lost 90 lbs years back. Gained weight because of Covid and thought that maybe it was time to see how normal carb life would treat me. I was pleasantly surprised so I am going to keep going the same way this coming P4.
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    P4 9/13
    LDW 149.2

  3. #39
    Day 19

    Weight: 117.1kg/ 257.62lbs

    I woke up this morning feeling empty. I love this feeling, itís not like Iím trying to starve myself but just the feeling of not feeling full and bloated. The fact that Iím not eating past 6pm seems to be really working for me. Previously I was in a bad habit of late night eating and Iíd often wake up bloated and not feeling great.

    Even though Iím out of what I call the ĎweedsíÖIím still keeping my eye close on the scales and my inches I now feel Iím in the nitty gritty. Because once I get under 115kg I just know thatís when I really start to lose that stubborn stomach fat.

    Iíve not changed my eating at all. Iím sticking with Chicken (boiled) & shrimp Back again and I'm sorry... (steamed). Cherry Tomatoes. Green Apple Back again and I'm sorry... & Celery sticks. When I have done previous rounds I have stuck with the above food and Iíve found it to work really well for me. I am certain if I was to add more flavour or even a no sugar hot sauce it would just make me crave more.

    Onwards and upwards,

    Roscoe


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  4. #40
    Day 20Back again and I'm sorry...

    Weight: 116.4kg/ 256.08lbs

    Post Load Loss: 12.4kg/ 27.28lbs

    Well! Here we are day 20, 50% down. I had to chuckle when I hoped on the scale this morning and noted that 116.4kg was an old set point of mine. When I was cheffing my body used to instinctively sit here. Especially between 2017-2018. Your body doesnít seem to forget.

    Trialled having 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites yesterday. I had quiet a horrible reaction to them. They were fresh but may be a potential intolerance. Probably wonít try them again for at least a week or so. Thankfully they didnít make me stall.

    As a side note I got to thinking last night about what my ideal weight would be as Iíve spent the last 5 years yo-yoing 🪀 and I would really like to have a number that guides me and that in the long term keeps me grounded. So even if a potential pitfall comes around I always work my way back to that number for long term success. Not saying Iíll go crazy and gain it all back, but a number to reflect on daily. Back in 2012 I got down to an all time low of 83.5kg. I was younger then but looking back on pictures I looked really good. Still had a small tummy but it didnít concern me and it was managed with regular gym visits.

    Iím not sure if now I would look that great at 83kg as my body has changed but Iíve set my sights on 90kg. This 90kg/ 198lbs will be my overarching goal Back again and I'm sorry.... Iím 5í9 so for my height technically I will still be overweight but these weight to height ratios arenít always that accurate. I firmly believe at 90kg Iíll look good and Iíll feel good. Itís also far enough away from that dangerous over 100kg mark.

    Iíve spent my 20ís 🪀 ing and Iím not going to head into my 30ís by doing diet after dietÖyear after year. I need to set myself up and remove this mentality. I want this to be my last year I do HCG. HCG has been a godsend but I need to stop this perpetual cycle. As I noted in above posts this is where I start to examine my habits and approach to food and wellnessÖletís also throw exercise in the mix.

    Iím already making plans for a second and 3rd round to get to this goal before December. Iíll posting updates to this and intend on doing over 28 days to assist with stabilisation. More of this later.

    Sorry for the long post! But I hope you enjoyed reading Back again and I'm sorry...

    @mrsstrong How are you finding your round? I hope itís not being too taxing for you.

    Onwards & Upwards,

    Roscoe


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  5. #41
    Day 21

    Weight:116.9kg/ 257.2lbs

    Soo...small slip up last night. Ended up having a 2 glasses of red wine. I think honestly I was more mentally tired than anything, a few grumpy customers also didn't make my day any easier. Also it was the end of my working week. Up about .500gm today but won't bring it into this week. I also note that I went to bed incredibly late the night before! SLEEP!!

    As a side note I have cut the grissini out for 2 weeks now and have not missed it at all. I don't know whether it's aided my losses but Im just enjoying the diet without it.

    I have my first major challenge coming up this Friday. My lovely friend group have decided unexpectedly to come and visit me on Friday/Saturday. They are some of my favourite people and their visit is so appreciated. We're planning a dinner out Friday night and then a few fun activities Saturday.

    - would you recommend a PI or just ride the wave?

    I know my will power is strong and I'm sure I'd be okay especially in recovery mode for any minor cheats that may happen. For the dinner out I know the restaurant and could call ahead for a specific meal.

    I'm having such great losses and I would hate for the round to end early or stop the momentum. I have 19 days left and I do feel I have at least a good 6kg which could be gone and get me to my goal.

    Onwards and upwards,

    Roscoe

  6. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Gastronomicfiend View Post
    Day 20Back again and I'm sorry...

    Weight: 116.4kg/ 256.08lbs

    Post Load Loss: 12.4kg/ 27.28lbs

    Well! Here we are day 20, 50% down. I had to chuckle when I hoped on the scale this morning and noted that 116.4kg was an old set point of mine. When I was cheffing my body used to instinctively sit here. Especially between 2017-2018. Your body doesn’t seem to forget.

    Trialled having 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites yesterday. I had quiet a horrible reaction to them. They were fresh but may be a potential intolerance. Probably won’t try them again for at least a week or so. Thankfully they didn’t make me stall.

    As a side note I got to thinking last night about what my ideal weight would be as I’ve spent the last 5 years yo-yoing �� and I would really like to have a number that guides me and that in the long term keeps me grounded. So even if a potential pitfall comes around I always work my way back to that number for long term success. Not saying I’ll go crazy and gain it all back, but a number to reflect on daily. Back in 2012 I got down to an all time low of 83.5kg. I was younger then but looking back on pictures I looked really good. Still had a small tummy but it didn’t concern me and it was managed with regular gym visits.

    I’m not sure if now I would look that great at 83kg as my body has changed but I’ve set my sights on 90kg. This 90kg/ 198lbs will be my overarching goal Back again and I'm sorry.... I’m 5’9 so for my height technically I will still be overweight but these weight to height ratios aren’t always that accurate. I firmly believe at 90kg I’ll look good and I’ll feel good. It’s also far enough away from that dangerous over 100kg mark.

    I’ve spent my 20’s �� ing and I’m not going to head into my 30’s by doing diet after diet…year after year. I need to set myself up and remove this mentality. I want this to be my last year I do HCG. HCG has been a godsend but I need to stop this perpetual cycle. As I noted in above posts this is where I start to examine my habits and approach to food and wellness…let’s also throw exercise in the mix.

    I’m already making plans for a second and 3rd round to get to this goal before December. I’ll posting updates to this and intend on doing over 28 days to assist with stabilisation. More of this later.

    Sorry for the long post! But I hope you enjoyed reading Back again and I'm sorry...

    @mrsstrong How are you finding your round? I hope it’s not being too taxing for you.

    Onwards & Upwards,

    Roscoe


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    Hey Gastro! My round is going well despite having hurt my back two weeks ago and gotten a cold. Thanks for asking!

    The great thing about this protocol is figuring out some patterns and habits, and it gives such a great tool to stabilize and correct upticks quickly. Hopefuly you'll be able to break the cycle. I have been fine for ten years, until Covid hit. It did a number on many of us but I hope to not be back for a long time after getting to goal!
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    Goal 150
    R3
    P2 6/28
    PI 7/24-8/3
    P2 8/4-8/19
    P3 8/22
    P4 9/13
    LDW 149.2

  7. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Gastronomicfiend View Post
    Day 21

    Weight:116.9kg/ 257.2lbs

    Soo...small slip up last night. Ended up having a 2 glasses of red wine. I think honestly I was more mentally tired than anything, a few grumpy customers also didn't make my day any easier. Also it was the end of my working week. Up about .500gm today but won't bring it into this week. I also note that I went to bed incredibly late the night before! SLEEP!!

    As a side note I have cut the grissini out for 2 weeks now and have not missed it at all. I don't know whether it's aided my losses but Im just enjoying the diet without it.

    I have my first major challenge coming up this Friday. My lovely friend group have decided unexpectedly to come and visit me on Friday/Saturday. They are some of my favourite people and their visit is so appreciated. We're planning a dinner out Friday night and then a few fun activities Saturday.

    - would you recommend a PI or just ride the wave?

    I know my will power is strong and I'm sure I'd be okay especially in recovery mode for any minor cheats that may happen. For the dinner out I know the restaurant and could call ahead for a specific meal.

    I'm having such great losses and I would hate for the round to end early or stop the momentum. I have 19 days left and I do feel I have at least a good 6kg which could be gone and get me to my goal.

    Onwards and upwards,

    Roscoe
    You could do a PI and stick to P3 foods and go right back to P2 after the weekend. You will have enough days under your belt to do this. Just stop the hcg in time to be able to eat P3 on Friday. It is probably really hard to be P2 with such good company!
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    Goal 150
    R3
    P2 6/28
    PI 7/24-8/3
    P2 8/4-8/19
    P3 8/22
    P4 9/13
    LDW 149.2

  8. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leez View Post
    The minimum length for an interruption is 4 days. So after you transition off, you need to stay on P3 eating for that length of time. Then you can jump right back into P2 for the rest of your doses.
    Ah yes, forgot about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gastronomicfiend View Post
    Day 21

    Weight:116.9kg/ 257.2lbs

    Soo...small slip up last night. Ended up having a 2 glasses of red wine. I think honestly I was more mentally tired than anything, a few grumpy customers also didn't make my day any easier. Also it was the end of my working week. Up about .500gm today but won't bring it into this week. I also note that I went to bed incredibly late the night before! SLEEP!!

    As a side note I have cut the grissini out for 2 weeks now and have not missed it at all. I don't know whether it's aided my losses but Im just enjoying the diet without it.

    I have my first major challenge coming up this Friday. My lovely friend group have decided unexpectedly to come and visit me on Friday/Saturday. They are some of my favourite people and their visit is so appreciated. We're planning a dinner out Friday night and then a few fun activities Saturday.

    - would you recommend a PI or just ride the wave?

    I know my will power is strong and I'm sure I'd be okay especially in recovery mode for any minor cheats that may happen. For the dinner out I know the restaurant and could call ahead for a specific meal.

    I'm having such great losses and I would hate for the round to end early or stop the momentum. I have 19 days left and I do feel I have at least a good 6kg which could be gone and get me to my goal.

    Onwards and upwards,

    Roscoe
    I have socialized and traveled in P2 rounds without ever cheating since I'm never hungry during that time since I make sure I eat my P2 Mels before going out. Another way I've done it is to skip the lunch meal, then just double up on my protein at dinner by having boiled shrimp or steamed lobster tails and a plain salad or steamed asparagus. I always had a loss the next day after this. If people asked, I would just tell them I'm doing a special no fats or starches diet for an upcoming medical appointment in a few days and leave it at that.
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  11. #47

    Talking Deciding is hard...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    You could do a PI and stick to P3 foods and go right back to P2 after the weekend. You will have enough days under your belt to do this. Just stop the hcg in time to be able to eat P3 on Friday. It is probably really hard to be P2 with such good company!
    Alrighty, I've had the day off today and I've had a really good think about my issue. I followed a logical process and wrote down a list of a pros and cons of doing a PI. I assigned an importance level to each and took my decision making process from there. I won't go too much deeper, but I've decided to just keep pushing through.

    Number 1, there will always be temptation and sometimes you just have to push through this. Plus, I feel very blessed that my friends are understanding and if I tell them I'm trying to improve my health they will respect me and my actions.

    Number 2, I'm not trying to deny myself joy in anyway, but flexing my restraint muscle will not hurt at all. Previously I have been in the mind set that it was all or nothing. I am trying to adjust and modify this into a better version of it. For example, just because I'm at a gathering doesn't mean I need to eat from the cheese board or have chips and dip..I think the same concept applies here. Just because friends are in town doesn't mean I need to lose all self control.

    Number 3, This diet is hard, it is my season of sacrifice. I am creating a healthier version of myself for the long term. I've already had a couple of slip ups and I don't want to repeat them.

    I can't wait to be at a lower weight and as I'm sure everyone on this forum can relate too...being so close and never getting there really ****s with your mind. This is my year.

  12. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by sdwis View Post
    I have socialized and traveled in P2 rounds without ever cheating since I'm never hungry during that time since I make sure I eat my P2 Mels before going out. Another way I've done it is to skip the lunch meal, then just double up on my protein at dinner by having boiled shrimp or steamed lobster tails and a plain salad or steamed asparagus. I always had a loss the next day after this. If people asked, I would just tell them I'm doing a special no fats or starches diet for an upcoming medical appointment in a few days and leave it at that.
    Ps. thanks for your helpful insight

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