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Old 09-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #301
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:55 AM   #302
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Thanks, Kandi. I feel like a loser for not being able to hack it this week, but oh well.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #303
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204.2 this morning. I admit I have not been eating P3 like I said I would. Really feeling sucky about that, but tomorrow starts my dosing again so I guess I just need to move on. Trying to mentally prepare for Monday, I can do this!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:41 PM   #304
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You are right.. it is SUCH a mental game. The mental game is the hardest part.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:15 AM   #305
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Been there, done that Katy!!!! I always regret though having to re-lose the same dang pounds again and again!!! I do well all through P3/P4 and then when I know a new round is coming I pack on a few extra. Maybe it's just because we know we will be living on 500 calories for the next month! It's definitely a mental thing - not a hunger thang!!!

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:14 PM   #306
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202.4 so at least I lost a little bit! I did not start dosing today, will start doses tomorrow and load on Sat/Sun.

Just finished work and am totally procrastinating on leaving. My MIL watches my kids on fridays and she wants me to work on her shoulder when I get there and I just don't feel like it, LOL.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:39 AM   #307
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:30 PM   #308
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Load day 2 pretty much sucked. I had a sick baby who would not let me put her down all day long! I ate what I could, but it was more carby stuff and sort of high fat but not as much fat as I would have liked. I hope it was enough to keep me from starving the first few days!

Tomorrow starts VLCD1 and I am excited, but nervous after last week when I couldn't hack it after day 1. I was looking back at a journal of my weights and I was about 193 (for probably one day, ha!) right before I got pg with my daughter in 2008, but other than that, haven't seen the low 190s or 180s since 2004!
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #309
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #310
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VLCD1, 204.4

I am already pissy today because my niece and my son are being butts with each other. Grrrrr.....
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:46 AM   #311
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Potaty- I am back on P2 as of today too. We can help each other through this one!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:42 PM   #312
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Sounds great, Kandi!

Confession: I did not start VLC today. Bad Katy! I did another load, confessed and asked for help on the weekly thread, and pre cooked 5 portions of chicken. Tomorrow will not have any excuses, I promise!!! So, tomorrow when I am tempted to do another load I am going to close my eyes and envision the scale sailing back into the 190s and into the 180s!
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:11 AM   #313
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Sounds great, Kandi!

Confession: I did not start VLC today. Bad Katy! I did another load, confessed and asked for help on the weekly thread, and pre cooked 5 portions of chicken. Tomorrow will not have any excuses, I promise!!! So, tomorrow when I am tempted to do another load I am going to close my eyes and envision the scale sailing back into the 190s and into the 180s!
Katy ~ I've struggled before when starting a new round. I would always tell myself that if it was too hard I didn't have to do it!!! I always had the option to stop and go to P3. That seemed to help me mentally. Plus, think of how long we have been trying to get to a normal weight - and now we have the solution! Sometimes I think that is the scary part and we try to sabotage our own efforts. There's LOTS of built-up emotions in those old fat cells!!! Best of luck Katy, I know you can do it!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:22 AM   #314
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Thanks, Gracie! I am thinking in the future a full P3 and P4 may be too much for me, I need to keep the momentum going, KWIM?

So, yesterday was disastrous. I started with good intentions, I really did. But after dropping my cell phone in raw chicken juice, smashing and detaching half of my thumbnail (owie, owie, owie with lots of blood!) and other random horrible happenings....well, VLC just didn't happen. I know, a bunch of excuses and I also realize at this point anyone reading my journal is also probably rolling their eyes at me. I am rolling them at myself, too, trust me. But if I want to write about my honest experiences, then I have to be honest in my journal.

So, today starts (fo realz this time) VLCDs and is also my mom's first day too. Weight was 205.4, up 6.4 from LDW and 4.4 from the upper end of my window.

First Round: 219-199 in 22 VLCD

My only goals for this round are to:
1)stay on without cheating
2)take a planned interruption for my anniversary at the end of the month
3)get in the low 180s which I haven't seen since 2004

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:38 AM   #315
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Looks like a great plan Katy! OUCHIE on the fingernail! And sorry, but I at the cell phone in chicken broth!!!! I've already dropped mine into the commode
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:36 PM   #316
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Gracie~I wish it was chicken broth, it was nasty raw juice!!! Gross, gross, gross!

Day one is (finally!) going really well. I have been hungry, but not overly so. I have dosed twice, I think today will be three times until everything kicks in.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:15 PM   #317
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3 doses today, definitely hungry but not starving

Breakfast: coffee with milk
Lunch: chicken dipped in dijon mustard, grissini, apple
Snack: grissini
Dinner: chicken dipped in dijon
Snack: apple

No veggies today. The only thing on hand was canned tomatoes and celery, neither of which sounded good. Will run to the store tomorrow for some asparagus and lettuce, tomatoes if they look decent.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:20 PM   #318
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Oh, and I was peeing all day long so I *should* see a nice loss tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:21 AM   #319
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VLCD2, 201.0 which is a loss of 4.4!!!!! Holy cow! I really needed a big loss like that to keep my motivation up over the first few days! I am now 2 lbs. from last rounds LDW and then it's on to new territory!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:35 PM   #320
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Today wasn't too bad. I had moments of hunger but my energy was good, dosed 3 times again today. I am cramping terrible and I expect AF to show up tomorrow. Weird, after having kids I pretty much didn't get cramps but certainly have them tonight!

Breakfast: coffee with milk, grissini
Lunch: chicken
Snack: apple
Dinner: Boar's Head chicken breast deli meat, dijon mustard, romaine lettuce (deli rollups)
Snack: grissini, tried to eat a tomato but it was mushy and flavorless so I only had a couple slices

Yes, I am trying the Boar's Head deli meat. I figure it has no additives so it must be pretty close to protocol. If I stall or gain because of it, obviously I will eliminate it. I wanted to try it out for the convenience factor.

Another note, I passed up some heirloom tomatoes at a very small health store last week because they were $4.64 per pound. Um, next time I am going for it because I spent $1.99 a pound tonight on tomatoes that are crappy and not worth eating. I will save the other one for dh's sandwiches.

Interested to see the scale tomorrow since TOM is about to rear her ugly head.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #321
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Great loss! Gotta love it!
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:01 AM   #322
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WOOHOO fantastic loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you were so worried before, pshaw!!

Glad things are getting easier, losing does tend to make things nicer on this diet (to an extent ).
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:57 AM   #323
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:38 PM   #324
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VLCD3, 199.8
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #325
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #326
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VLCD4, no weight. I am working this morning and was running late so I didn't have time (and forgot) to step on the scale.
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I don't know how ya'll forget to weigh.. I wish sometimes I would.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:45 PM   #328
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Katy- Remember me? I'm following you! I had been looking at hCG info when I came across your journal. I did hhCG as well for a few weeks in April for a wedding and did great. Looking to come back to it. Funny you've ended up doing the same thing!

I'm so happy for you that you have 2 children now! Congrats!

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Old 10-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #329
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OMG, Samantha!!! I was literally just thinking about you today while I was working! Weird! I see you are done with medical school! Congrats! Did you end up doing reproductive endocrinology? What else is new with you?????
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OMG, Samantha!!! I was literally just thinking about you today while I was working! Weird! I see you are done with medical school! Congrats! Did you end up doing reproductive endocrinology? What else is new with you?????

I'm doing my residency in Internal Medicine right now, then will do a fellowship in endocrinology if all goes as planned. Didn't do reproductive because I would have had to do residency in Ob/Gyn... ew! Moved to California for my training! It's amazing here.

It's amazing how time flies and how much has happened since we last talked. I'm glad to see you're doing well. How is HhCG going for you??
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