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    I had scallops once last P2 and gained as well. They are way too delicious! Besides, there is no better way of eating them than with bacon!
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    I had no idea scallops weren't allowed in P2 during my first round last fall. I ate them regularly and had no discernible negative effects. Go figure.

    Love the recap, Jeff, and am glad you're planning to continue checking in as desired. I feel the same way.

    Enjoy the weekend. What a treat to go to your favorite bistro you haven't visited in a while!

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    As a disclaimer I do the 2.0 protocol and the rating on scallops is well below the mark where they consider it acceptable. Not sure where it rates on OP but don’t believe it was included.

    Dinner last night was awesome. We split the short rib which is on a bed of cheese grits and wilted Swiss chard. The bitterness of the chard and the creaminess of the cheese grits is a great pair, especially with the richness of the beef. Really a below average portion for restaurant standards but just fine for the two of us. We’re going to order the provaleta for an appetizer but a nice summer salad of watermelon, yellowfin tuna cucumbers basil and sesame oil caught our eye. The sort of thing we will crave from here on out. Washed down with 3 glasses of a Chilean Carmenare and all was good.

    215.4this morning. Really thought I would be around 220.

    Big breakfast this morning. 3 eggs scrambled in avocado oil. 3 small links of uncured sausage. Followed by 3 hours on the tennis court. Planned on having lunch afterwards before going to the grocery store. Had a handful of almonds and my body telling me I really don’t need lunch so skip until dinner.

    Dry brining a good sized prime NY strip steak.sweet potato fries in the air fryer and a side salad. Bought a nice bottle of Chilean Carmenare for tonight. Masters this afternoon while I meal prep for next week lunches

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblack View Post
    As a disclaimer I do the 2.0 protocol and the rating on scallops is well below the mark where they consider it acceptable. Not sure where it rates on OP but donít believe it was included.

    Dinner last night was awesome. We split the short rib which is on a bed of cheese grits and wilted Swiss chard. The bitterness of the chard and the creaminess of the cheese grits is a great pair, especially with the richness of the beef. Really a below average portion for restaurant standards but just fine for the two of us. Weíre going to order the provaleta for an appetizer but a nice summer salad of watermelon, yellowfin tuna cucumbers basil and sesame oil caught our eye. The sort of thing we will crave from here on out. Washed down with 3 glasses of a Chilean Carmenare and all was good.

    215.4this morning. Really thought I would be around 220.

    Big breakfast this morning. 3 eggs scrambled in avocado oil. 3 small links of uncured sausage. Followed by 3 hours on the tennis court. Planned on having lunch afterwards before going to the grocery store. Had a handful of almonds and my body telling me I really donít need lunch so skip until dinner.

    Dry brining a good sized prime NY strip steak.sweet potato fries in the air fryer and a side salad. Bought a nice bottle of Chilean Carmenare for tonight. Masters this afternoon while I meal prep for next week lunches

    Your food choices always sound so delicious! And 215.4 this morning? Awesome for you! What I miss most on P2 is being able to get up and have breakfast and coffee. I'm not an IF person, I enjoy breakfast. Look forward to my protein in a.m. Enjoy the Masters, we've been watching, and seems like everything looks greener than ususal. Just beautiful this year.

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    Your food choices always sound so delicious! And 215.4 this morning? Awesome for you! What I miss most on P2 is being able to get up and have breakfast and coffee. I'm not an IF person, I enjoy breakfast. Look forward to my protein in a.m. Enjoy the Masters, we've been watching, and seems like everything looks greener than ususal. Just beautiful this year.

    A great leaderboard. A lot of guys hard to pull against. May the best man win!! I have been feeling that Matsayuma has been due but Masters Sunday is a different animal. This might end up being the best Masters Sunday since 1998. I used to be a big golf guy but haven’t been on course for several years but love the Masters. Quite possibly the best sporting event of the year.

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    Matsayuma seems to be on a roll, but like you said--depends on Sunday play, who can stand the pressure, who has the best round. We were hoping they'd stay bunched up, but it looks like Matsayuma may go on ahead significantly. DH is a big golf guy, plays in a golf league, goes several times a year on golf trips with his buds, l enjoy watching the major tournaments, but can't hang with watching every week. But like you said The Masters is special, and so happy to see a gallery there!

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    Funny about the scallops, Iíve tried them twice, 2 different P2s, gained one time, stalled the other. Not trying again. They are not on original protocol, never understood why not, but apparently for some of us, there is a good reason!

    Youíve had an awesome P3 WilsonBlack!

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    the only problem for me with Scallops is that I like it seared in Butter and served with creamy beur blanc Sauce

    come to think of it, I have some in the freezer, may treat myself....
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    okay it was a bit of a crazy weekend. Just getting that out there.

    Started out perfectly normal. Had a nice low weight Saturday morning. Had some eggs and sausage before heading out to fuel up for the day. Played tennis for 3 hours. Played well and got a good workout in. After tennis, the plan was to go grab some lunch then go to the supermarket. Had a handful of almonds that I had in my tennis bag and decided I really didn't need lunch. Bought a nice looking prime NY Strip for dinner that I split with my wife with a little leftover. Had it with caramalized onions and sweet potato fries. Excellent. All the while drinking red wine and watching the Masters. A great Saturday. After dinner had a wild hair and talked my wife into going up to my friends 80's themed diner. He has a DJ spinning records from the 80's. Had a total blast playing vintage video games and spending time with friends. Hit the bar a little harder than I should. Was drinking Jameson and ginger ale (random: no idea why) and then somebody started bringing out mind erasers on the house. Ended up being a late night. Not the best sleep.

    On to Sunday: Up early as usual. As I mentioned, not exactly well rested. A bit hungover. More than a bit. Skipped the scale knowing that Monday's weight would be the one to really take note of. Grabbed a few bites of leftover steak and maybe some peanut butter and off to tennis for 3.5 hours. Extremely tired and sore afterwards. The courts there are very hard on my body. Picked up chicken wings for lunch for my wife and I. Had about 5 wings and some salad. For dinner had seared scallops with a mornay sauce. Sauteed green beans on the side. And drank wine pretty much all day. Also doing yard work, meal prep the entire time so very little sitting around time. By the end of the day, physically wore out.

    Monday's weigh in 220.6. I was expecting that. The alcohol doesn't help. All the physical activity is a big factor. My body felt bloated all day Sunday, where I felt lean on Saturday. I have no clue how and where the scallops are to blame but I am not really too concerned. Either way, stay the course and eat correctly and watch things come back down. Really didn't feel the need for breakfast so skipped it. Was hungry for lunch. Had a grilled hamburger patty with carmalized onions, mushrooms and swiss cheese for lunch. Was very good. Bavette Steak for dinner with a simple salad. NO WINE.

    This morning, back down to 218.8. So the pattern holds. I credit two things. #1 I am holding myself accountable by being on the scale every day, with some exceptions. But when I do make exceptions, I do so with the commitment to get right back on the scale the next day. In the past, one skipped weigh in easily lead to 3 months worth of avoidance. #2 and the biggest factor is portion control. I am only confident in the patterns because I know that with the way I am eating the weight will come down. If I was doing it any differently I would not be confident at all and would likely be on the northward creep that I and many others have experienced in P4. But it is all about vigilance.

    In past rounds, I would not be on the scale at this point.

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    WB, "I n past rounds, I would not be on the scale at this point." I think that fact alone, that you still are weighing at this point, shows you are really still in the game. I know a lot of people don't want to weigh regularly, but that honestly seems to me to be one of the best tools we have to monitor our forward, or backward progress. Once I give up weighing, I'm doomed it seems. Curious to hear how it went for you today at weigh in? If you'd like to share?

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    Excellent reflections and great job navigating things. This is life, right? Sometimes we take an opportunity when it arises and things get a little nutty. The trick is to roll with it and move on. Get back to what we know works ASAP. And that's exactly what you've done, using all the tools in your arsenal you know work. Bravo, friend. Bravo. (cue slow clap here.)

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    Another big jump on Wednesday back to 220.8. Played tennis the night before. Pushed really hard and was beat up. Also very hungry when I got home and snacked a bit too much. Had a couple fat bombs and that wasn't enough. So went back to the fridge and what did I find? Yeah, leftover scallops in mornay sauce. It was awesome. Like leftovers from a very fancy and expensive restaurant. Okay so that is two days with weights over 220 after both playing tennis and eating scallops. Hmm. Maybe there is something to this whole scallop thing after all. I have eaten scallops 3 times in the last 2 rounds. All 3 times, big jumps on the scale. But your mileage may vary.

    Yesterday: Had my normal lunch for this week of hamburger patty with mushrooms, onions and swiss after 2 fried eggs for breakfast. Wife and I went to our favorite crawfish place for dinner. Wife wanted an order of french fries so they brought out this giant basket of them. I had a couple. Not much. Majority of the basket remained intact when we left. A couple draft Michelob ultras enjoyed with the meal. Got home and sat on the back patio with a couple more glasses of wine. Went to bed expecting to be greeted with a weight around the same or worse. Wake up this morning to 216.8 on the scale.

    So what is the real weight? it certainly isn't 220.8. I see those two days as outliers. The real weight is still 218. But as we all know, your weight is more of an average. It is always +/- a pound or two around a mean number. I believe that my number is still around 218 which happens to be my LDW. Amazing how that works.

    Tennis tonight. It is a challenge planning pre-tennis meals. It is about a 45 minute drive from the office to the courts and it isn't exactly a part of town with great food choices. There is a really good taqueria near the facility. Since I am in P4 a couple corn tortillas would be a great test. Might eat there.

    p.s. Wife and I discussed protocol plans over dinner last night. It looks like we are all set on our next round happening in 3 weeks or so. She wants to lose more weight. I am in a good place but if I am being perfectly honest with myself losing another 10lbs would put me in a perfect spot. My wife is skilled with the sewing machine so can take in some of my pants if needed so the only purchase would be a couple new belts. I am travelling for business the week after next and at soonest, we will begin loading Saturday May 1 and begin VLCD on Monday May 3 for a lightning round which will end with LDD being Sunday the 16th or Monday the 17th. I will start a new thread for this entire round from loading through phase 3.

    Today's deep thoughts: Okay, I am that guy. I have seen many more like me. You lose a bunch of weight. And now your body image is of a thin person. You buy clothes which are more form fitting and treat yourself. But you are still not thin. That is okay because at worst, you are way thinner and have made tremendous progress. And progress deserves some appreciation and perhaps a bit of celebration. It is important to stop and smell the roses, as they say. But you still need to be realistic as to what your body truly is. Your body is as it would be as if you met somebody for the first time. How would they describe you physically? "hey I met Jeff for the first time. You know? Kind of a big guy?" That is who you truly are. Everybody who knows you thinks of you currently measured against the same you they knew previous to the weight loss. They see improvement. And that is great. Just don't get cocky. And I am not saying this because we need to continually beat ourselves up no matter where we are. That is unhealthy in many ways. We merely need to maintain a realistic view to help us moving forward with proper choices and habits. We are like sharks where water must be constantly moving over their gills for them to stay alive. We cannot sit still or we die. We must always move in a direction. The choice is ours. Forward or backwards. But we must move. In sales a good sales manager will tell a star salesperson to "stay uncomfortable" after a good year. Tomorrow starts at zero. Joe Montana was the greatest quarterback the NFL has ever seen and he was always scared he was about to lose his job. That concludes today's ramble.

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