||07-17-2011 10:28 AM
Originally Posted by LilacBruze
Best of luck to you, Julie!
Question or three. Your posts were some of my first here and went a long way in my deciding to try HCG. But I don't remember how P3 and P4 went for ya. Why the increase in weight? Did you not do correction days? Did your metabolism not get reset? I apologize, I am not trying to get too personal or hijack. Just trying to learn from the pros as I am about to embark on P3. Eventually, lol.
Thanks! I was stabilized nicely there for a while. I did my P3/P4 w/ no trouble. I did start working out and weight training and the scale jumped 2 lbs. I think the feeling of being deprived for so long combined w/ too much fun created this environment where I felt like indulging was just fine.
My bday hit late May and we celebrated for about 4 days. I popped up to 155 (was stabilized around 152). I did some CD's and got back to 153, then it was my dd's bdays, their parties etc (their bdays are 3 days apart) and I bounced back up to 155. I tried to get back down, but couldn't, and we went on vaca on Father's Day for the week. I came back at 159. I did some Cd's and got down to 156 this time. Then we went to MN last week for a family reunion and Gpa's 90th bday. We ate our way through the week and the CD option wasn't possible. Sigh. I brought my pellets and loaded our last 2 days and gained up to 167 through loading. Sigh. So, it was too much partying, not enough time to correct in between and knowing I was going back to P2 I didn't reign it in this weekend but enjoyed the loading. I hope the recent weight goes quickly. I am also not planning any vacations until Nov. so I hope whatever I lose down to I can maintain.
One thing I will say, that I learned in this last round, was that "refeeding" does not work for me. I managed to get down to 146 and stalled there for a week. I got frustrated and "refed" which buumped me up to 150 where I stayed my last week on P2. I ended there. I wish I had not tried it and just stayed the P2 course. That's what I will do this time. I'd love to see 146 this round. I hope since this weight gaine is recent it'll go quickly. A few CD's would probably help, but I'm dosed up and ready to go!!
You've done amazingly well and I really admire your dedication and commitment!! KUTGW!! :up: