Monday, June 9, 2008

Hellooooo Phase 3

Ok. I'm going to make this very short. I leave for Texas in 5 hours, so I needs mah beauty sleep. So with that, I'm not going to make a fancy excel spreadsheet. Just now that I dropped 8 more pounds but like gaineed 3 of it back, making me 182, which puts me in phrase 3. I probably won't blog as much during P3, especially this being my vacation. That and I have to wait 2 months this time before I can start the next round... except that I have to buy more hcg, bleh. alrighty then. 182 it is to maintain. Can I do it?? Realisticly I know I'll probably go out of my range, but hopefully this time I have more restrainst! So with that, I bid you all farewell, until round 3! I just didn't want yall thinking I dropped off the face of the earth. Cuz that would hurt.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm baaaaack.

Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah under 200 club baby. *does the running man*

Made A's and B's in my classes *does the cabbage patch*

..made a C in organic chem *curses teacher that decided to throw use questions from old MCAT exams*

And other news... I gotta stop my injections this week... I'm running out of hcg =( Didn't really expect that. And I think I'm gonna rotate between IM and SC because that puts ease on my muscles. So... yeah... but that's okay.. cause I joined the under 200 club *does the electric slide*

So uh.. yeah... I'll be reading yall's journals throught the week cause I wanna see what yall been up to while I was away! But in the meantime I'm gonna dance like a monkey with epilepsy... cause that how I look like when I dance..

Friday, April 18, 2008


Hey guys, I need to take a hiatus from the wonders that is the world wide web. My finals are in a few weeks and, honestly, there are some classes that I've neglected. >.< so, that being said, you won't see me for a little bit. But never fear, I'll still be here... just not "here".... okay I don't know if that made any sense.

P.S. - I'm gonna kill Aunt Flo and bury her in my backyard.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Blah.. stupid time of month.

It has also occured to me that because of my false round 2 start a while ago, I am running out of syringes! =( I probbaly have about 14 left or so. Speaking of which I've been doing my injections Subcutaneously just to give my muscles a break. It seems to be going ok.

Today I was cleaning the house and decided to take a half shot of rum. Don't ask me why, the bottle was just staring at me in the cabinet. Let me tell you. It was as if I downed a glass. I was feeling all sorts of goofies. Oh well. Bad girl.

I need to up my water.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Day 5-6

Day 5 - 216.5
Day 6 - 212.5

Holy crap wtf happened? That's awesome.

Those WASA cracker were more filling than toast. Porous, but filling.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

And awaaaaay we go.

Alright. So um, I wish I ate normal now... cause I gained more during the last time. Bleh. bleh bleh bleh. but. oh well. I'll just have to take it day by day. Speaking of day by day:

Day 1 - 216.5
Day 2 - 219.5
Day 3 - 218.5
Today - 217.5

Alrighty then. I'll probably write more after class. I just wanted to post the stats first.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2nd time's a charm?

Alright. I need to make this brief. I have to write a paper about thiol production in skunks (thiols by the way are the compounds that gives the skunk its smelly reputation). Isn't organic chemistry wonderful? No.. no it isn't. It's the reason why I haven't posted in a while.

I'll be starting my round 2 again sometime this week, just depending on my free time. I don't want to make the same mistake I did last time. Since I took a 3 week break I figure I might as well load. But I'm not sure. I would like some input if anyone is willing.

And now to reply to some comments from me last entries:

maryg911: Thanks. The thermos idea just hit me one day. And it actually keeps the vial at a cooler temperature than my fridge.

cb9094: Thanks for those words of encouragement. I think what you said is true. I believe the struggle will help me pull it off quite successfully. And also, meeting my best friends in a month and a half or so after 2 years of her being in the navy is becoming quite the motivation.

Becca: "...You deserve to be a thin and healthy person and you CAN be..." Thanks for saying that. That just brightened my day, or evening to be precise. Something so simple, yet has a lot of impact in its words. And omg the Body Worlds Exhibit. I saw it in Houston. It was awesome. I just love stuff like that ('course then again I'm a biology major). And I also saw the splices of the the obese man vs. a normal man. It's the type of visual apparatus that just makes you "aware" of yourself. I shall thank Gunther Von Haagan if I see him.

B's Journey : Thanks B. I'm glad someone there can relate to my words. I didn't by the Bare Minerals brand, as I'm not one to spend $65 dollars on makeup! I'm a low maintanence kind of chick. Always will be. But I do like the occasional foundation and I've grown to love these mineral makeups. The brand I bought is Joelle. It's not bad at all. And much cheaper than BM.

applebottomblues : I'm glad someone's glad I posted the ups AND downs. I really didn't want to post it, but I thought it was important for people to see that I'm not a perfect being. I want people to see that even though I screwed up, I'm still going to try again, and this time succeed.

Lili : I hear you on that. Might I recommend the Discovery Health Channel? Also the library has programs of the specials on TV.

BizAdventure : I'm coming, I'm coming! Thanks for checking up on me. It helps me stay on track that there are people watching me behind my back ... as creepy as that sounds. =P

AllToLove : Welcome Sharon! Yes, this is definitely an adventure worth doing. You can't lose, except pounds. lol. And I thank you for the detailed post, I enjoyed reading it.

Okay, so I've run out of time, which means I'll be doing my blog rounds tomorrow. 'Can't wait to see how my hcg partners in crime are doing!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Back to the Drawing Board

I bet you might have been wondering where I ran off to. Well, for starters, I decided it was in my best interest to take a break from the protocol. It was the perfect time since this was my spring break. I realized the second time around I jumped into this without the mental preparation I needed. The first time, this was all new to me. I read, and researched, and exhausted all my pro's and con's. It was foolish for me to think I did not need think things through next round. So yeah, I learned the hard way.

But while on my break I sort of did some inspiration searching. I need reaffirmations as to why I started this whole journey in the first place.

On my spring break I watched a lot of discovery health channel. There was a show about the science of obesity. Rather visually informative. there was a clip where a woman was walking and they showed her computer graphic copy walking along beside her, only showing the extra amount of fat she was carrying. That was real interesting to see visually just the amount of fat the obese carry around with them. And then I got to thinking. Sometimes people would say, "I'm basically two people put together". I said it myself. My two best friends who happen to weigh like 105 each, together are basically one of me, in terms of weight. That's a perception I don't care too much for, but it works for motivation purposes. But also, here's another perception we often overlook. If I were really two of my skinny friends put together, I would look pretty good at 210, because technically, I'd still be within my body fat percentage. Women are supposed to have 20% on average of body fat, up to 22% I believe. So, if a woman weighed 140 lbs., roughly 3o lbs. should consist of fat. Well, if that same woman was obese, say 260, and carried an exta 12o lbs., not only is she the weight of two people combined, she is carrying enough fat/energy for 4 people! Now that's more alarming.

I also found pictures of me when I was somewhere between 6 and 10. I was very athletic then. I looked at those pictures for a long time to. I realized that I wasn't always "the fat kid". It made me realize that I simply over ate and somehere down the line my hormones, hypothalamus, endocrine system got out of whack as a result. I understand that genes play a role, but only a small factor. Although my dad and grandparents are overweight, they were all skinny in there youth, up and past there 20's. So I know enviornment played the bigger role. I know how messed up our health is in America, but I am tired of playing the victim. I may be bummed out that I missed some crucial parts of my teen years, but I'll be damned if I let my weight define who I am, where I go, what I do, what I wear, how I approach people, how I look at myself, and so on, from this point on. Hcg has given me the tools I need to take back that part of my life again.

I also bought some makeup for myself. Okay, so that may not have anything to do with the whole hcg thing, but it was more of a confidence booster. I bought some of that mineral makeup (hcg approved), and honestly, it's the most awesome makeup in the world. It took a while to apply it right, as I was trying to do it like those people on bare minerals, and they make it seem like it takes 3 seconds to apply but once I got the hang of it, my face really did look flawless like on tv.

Oh and one more thing. I want to thank ALL of you who have been commenting on my journal this past week and a half. Those were some of the most encouraging comments I've had in a long time. It seems like no matter how much I mess up there's always someone who there for support. Sometimes I brace myself for negative criticism after I type up a journal entry, but to my surprise it never comes. This is not to say that there are no constructive comments, it just means that I'm always given advice in a supportive manner, and that's why you guys are awesome!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

R2 Day 19-26

Day 19 - 209
Day 20 - 209.5
Day 21 - 209
Day 22 - 210
Day 23 - 208
Day 24 - 207.5
Day 25 - 207
Day 26 - 206.5

Blah! Why do I feel like a failure?! I thought I would so be out of the 200's by the end of Febuary. Now I'm not so sure that's going to happen. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time with this round compared to the last. I know in the beginning it was all a breeze, and I struggled a little towards the end. But at the start of this time, man. I'm more hungry this time around than before, and I don't know what's up. Should I go buy a pregnancy test? Possibly. Honestly it is my fault because I've been sort of playing the Phase 3 game during P2, and that's not good at all. But I can't help it I'm just more hungry this time around, and I didn't have to deal with that before so it wasn't an issue. Argh! I just realized when I said that out loud I sounded like a pirate.

Friday, February 22, 2008

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Monday, February 18, 2008

R2 Day 14-18

Day 14 - 205
Day 15 - 204.5
Day 16 - 210
Day 17 - 209.5
Day 18 - 209

Hmmmm..... yes... I know what you're thinking. What the hell happened on day 16?!?! Okay... let me explain. Three things: Chinese food, birthday cake, new scale.

Chinese food: My kryptonite. I was trying to "blend in" at the dinner table.
Birthday cake: Brother turned 6. Couldn't help it.. okay, more like, didn't help it.
Scale: Brand new.

So, yeah. All those factored in. I always weigh more on the "more accurate" scales. I really didn't eat that much cake, maybe a few big bites. But the chinese food was what got me. Bleh. All in one day. I have no way of really knowing which one attributed more to the weight gain, or how big of a discrepency my new scale is from the old one, since I broke the old one (dropped it on the corner - it split apart).

Sooo.. I broke out with the tape measure to make sure I wasn't gaining inches. And to my surprise I lost an inch in the stomach and and 1/2in in the chest and an inch in the thighs. So, all is well. Of course, that doesn't really make sense to me, but then again, who really know what is going on under the skin, except for Dr. Simeons. But damn, it sure would be nice to finally see that number go under 200 by next week. Sure would.

In the meantime, I'm finally getting in my water. Just had to fit it in my schedule. I have a liter with me during the day that I try and finish, and when I get home around 3 I drink another liter before I go to bed. Depending on the day I can get an extra .5-1 liter in.

I was trying to experiment with weekly updates. I find that I can get a bigger picture of things when I do it this way, and it's a little less stressful. But when I did daily updates, I scrutinized myself more, which places me under a tad bit more stress. Perhaps I'll do both, do daily updates, then weekly updates on my skip day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

R2 Day 9-13

Day 9 - 208
Day 10 -207.5
Day 11 -206.5
Day 12 - 206
Day 13 -205.5

Welcome to the round of cockiness! That's exactly what it is. I completely stopped weighing my vegetables. I can look at my moms plate of chicken and go, "Hmm, 210 grams, give or take 8." Is that sad or what! I do weigh the meat though, when I'm cooking that is.

And something must've happened in the last 50 years or so because I am making all kinds of variations and I'm still losing weight. I'm still trying to work the kinks out, but I'm having all sorts of bold fun. For example. I ditched the melba toast for Wasa brand crisp in light cracker. Has the same if not less amount of calories than melba, taste better, and is bigger. I started experimenting with mixing veggies, but I had to be careful with that as some veggie combos were better for weightloss than others.

Now I know judging from last round I did better for the 1st part than the last, and that's something I'm going to have to consider down the line.

Oh and by the way, an herbal omelet with tomatoes and scallions is just downright delicious with tobasco sauce.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

R2 Day 6-8

Day 6 - 210.5
Day 7 - 209.5
Day 8 - 209

Hcg jumps out of the fridge in search of BB, but she is nowhere to be found. Then on a hunch, he makes a dash to the living room, bacwater shaking in his amber glass, hoping his suspicions are dead wrong.

But as Hcg turns to face the couch his fears are confirmed. He gasps in shock to find BB... hunched over a box of cookies.

Hcg: I knew it! You're cheating on me! I caught you red-handed!! How could you BB! How could you?!!!

BB was momentarily taken aback, as the expression on her face resembled a deer in headlights. She quickly regained her composure.

BB:Hcg! (wipes the crumbs from her mouth)It's not what it looks like -
Hcg: Oh really? Because I think it's EXACTLY what it looks like!

Hcg snatches the box away from BB and chunks it in the trashbin. He did this with such ferocity a few cookies fell onto the ground next to the bin.

Hcg: After all I've done for you! I thought we had a great first round! I gave you all that you wanted, and then some. I forgave you once because it was thanksgiving, and I didn't want to make a seen in front of your family. But this... no. If this is how it's.... BB!!

BB was eye-ing the cookies that didn't make it in the trash the whole time. She suddenly snapped out of her daze at the sound of her name.

BB:Huh? What? Oh. Well I couldn't help it! C'mon Hcg, give me a break! It's girlscout season! They get you at Walmart I tell you ... and they ambush you at BOTH entrances! I tried to get away, but they attacked me with, with (BB looked as though she was about to break down) Carmel Delights! (Begins to sob) Damn you Samoans!

Hcg was unmoved.

BB:Look, I know I can change, just give me another chance! I can do this! You're my only hope. Atkins was a dick. He gave me false hopes. But you've been true to your word from the very first day. I won't let you down again!

Hcg rolls his eyes and lets out a long sigh.

Hcg:Well, I guess if it wasn't for you I'd still be in Europe getting pissed off by some raging hormonal pregnant lady. Tell you what, if you can prove your worthiness to me for the next month and a half or so, I'll take you to P3 again. And then after that, we can go to P4. I hear they have a nice buffet.
BB: (Her face lights up) Really?? Oh Hcg, I don't know what to say.
Hcg: Well, I'm still a little upset about the cookies. But I guess I've been kind of a prick in the butt lately..
BB: and arms.
Hcg: Yeah, I guess so.
BB: and thighs.
Hcg:Uh, yeah
Hcg:Look are you gonna prove to me you can commit to this relationship or not!
Hcg:Good. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I think I'll go back into the fridge. It's a little warm out here.

Hcg turns around and heads back into the kitchen. As he opens the door he remembered something he wanted to tell BB. He walks back to the living room.

Hcg:By the way, we're out of grissini so when your at the store why don't you--- BB!!!

BB was kneeling by the trash, on the verge of stuffing a cookie in her mouth, until she looked up and locked eyes with Hcg, still holding the cookie inches away from her mouth. A few seconds of uncomfortable silence passes, and BB looks over Hcg's shoulder and points.

BB:Is that Customs walking to the door?!
Hcg:(Turns around in a moment of panic but quickly turns back as he feels something rush beside him...)

BB is nowhere to be found. The cookies from the trash are mysteriously missing.


So... lol, yeah. That's what I've been going through these past few days. Needless to say, I haven't been the best Phase two-fer in these past 72 hours. I'm starting to wonder whether I went into round 2 P2 a little prematurely. I was under the notion this would be a walk in the park after the 1st round. It could be that it's just the first week, although I didn't experience all that much hunger in round 1. Been wondering if I should start over with heftier loading days. Or maybe not. I guess experience differs from person to person.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

R2 Day 4-5

Yesterday - 213
Today - 210.5

-2.5 lbs.

Hooray, I rock! Now, I probably would've lost more had I not eaten that cookie, but for a split second I forgot I was back on phase 2. Sometimes it feels like I just picked up where I left off from round 1, and sometimes I need to remind myself when I pass up the Burgerking that I'm not in phase 4 anymore. My hunger cravings today came in waves. Through french class my stomach was growling but once I was let out it dissapeared. Then I came home and ate some chicken soup and an apple and I was fine the rest of the day. I'm still having a hard time going back to drinking my half gallon of water. I need to get the ball rolling on that because I'll lose more when that happens.

I noticed I'm more sleepy that usual. Just a tad bit more fatigued. It's serves to my advantage though 'cause I sleep longer and feel well rested when I wake up, which is a rarity in itself, me being the total opposite of those ... grrr... "morning people".... (I'm not actually growling, just to let you know. There's too many people around me and I want to blend in with the crowd not stick out here people). perhaps I'll start taking crack caffeine coffee in the morning, but any form of stimulant usually has me bouncing off the walls.

I think that's all I have to report on. The one thing I hate about blogspot is that you can't reply/subcomment, so I think I'll start doing what other people are doing and and just reply in my blogs.

Biz - Thank you! I spent long nights thinking about how I was going to make it work.

cb9094 - Thanx! I'm glad I make at least one person laugh.

Monday, February 4, 2008

R2 Day 3 (VLCD)

Yesterday - 213
Today - 216

+3 lbs.

Well! I guess I did good loading then, hehe. Let's see today's menu:

Celery n' chicken soup x 2

I was a little hungry in the afternoon, but it was by no means unbearable. Focusing on my schoolwork helps. I'm trying to drink a half gallon of water within the next 2 hours. I'm sure that'll result in a zero loss on the scale in the morning, but I'm more relaxed this round.

Also, if you don't already know I'm hiding the fact that I'm on this diet to my parents. It's very hard to do this when they both work in the medical field. So much for the "medical diet" excuse right? Last round I just told them my amber vial in the fridge was a biology project I was working on (yeah, on myself), but I don't want to use that excuse again. So... I bought this:

A minifridge! brilliant! This particular one gets really cold and I can even plug it in to my car when I travel, if I needed to. There's just one drawback. The fan on top is sort of loud, about on par with a computer fan that's unusually noisy. It takes me a little longer to sleep and get used to. Also, I started thinking, maybe one day someone will get curious and open it. So I came up with this idea:

It turns out, an insulated thermos provided the -perfect- means of a way of keeping my hcg constantly cold, better than a fridge I would even say. We usually think of a thermos as trying to keep our coffee as piping hot as long as possible but it works even better for keeping things cold and for longer periods of time. I tested this out first by filling it up with ice and water and checked on it the next day. 12 hours later it was still extremely cold, with ice still unmelted. This time I just filled it with ice, and by the end of the day there was more ice left than the first trial. I stuck my vial in a ziploc bag, even though it's airtight. The temperature was colder than my fridge will ever get. So all I have to do is replace the ice after I do my injection and maybe in the afternoon just to keep it extra cold. I'm wondering now if I'll even need the minifridge I got for I'll still use it... it's a pretty neat thing.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

R2 Day 1-2 (Loading days)

Day 1 - 214
Day 2- 213

Awesome. I lost a pound. I loaded pretty well the first day. Then pretty well this morning. But afterwards, I didn't feel all that hungry. This is what happened to me last time. Knowing now how important it is to do a proper load, I tried to eat as less volume of as much fattening foods. Sooooooo.... I ate a stick of butter! OKay okay that sounds gross but I didn't literally shove a raw stick of butter down my throat. But what I did was melt half a stick with honey in the microwave, added a splash or two of milk whipped it then chugged it down. It was actually pretty good. I imagine that's what butterbeer would've tasted like, for those of you into Harry Potter. Made my inside warm and fuzzy. then after that I added the rest of the stick on a yam (along with brown sugar) then ate the whole thing sans the skin. Now that I think about it I had 1/4 stick of butter this morning on my pancakes... so yeah I had over a stick of butter today. I also had a few pancakes jam/toast, chicken n rice, milk, and I think I'll go take a few shots of condensed milk after I'm done, then I'll -really- be done.

I have to admit though I've gotten a slight headache after eating that yam, watching it do backstrokes in the pool of butter. I know I'm going to feel like crap this week.

For my VLCD tomorrow I put some chicken breasts, sliced celery, and seasoning in a crock pot that I'll take for lunch tomorrow. I'm at that point where I can look and see how much chicken I need to take and eat. Oh! I almost forgot my water. It's been awhile. hehe. Well, that's all I can think of for now.

Friday, February 1, 2008

On your mark, get set, ready....

In just a few hours I'll be whippin' up a batch of hcg for round two. I can't sleep. I really really wanted to do this round justice so I've been going back and reading some things from the protocol. To make extra sure I've stocked my normal fat reserves I did a little pre-loading as Dr. Simeons suggest for people who have dieted in the past. Although now in retrospect it may not apply to people doing repeat rounds. I know I didn't load well as good as I wanted in round 1. So, yeah. The only thing that sucks is that I put on an extra 6-7 pounds because of it, but Dr. Simeons states, 'no matter how much weight is put on'. I'll trust him on this one.

My goal for round 2 is to get to 185. This time I'll be trying 125IU's instead of 150, just to see if that makes any difference. I want to experiment with the duration of treatment this round. I might go beyond 43 days to see how my body responds. I'm getting a little bolder. I feel like a pro. Hehe, don't worry I'm sure something will come along and pop my ego. I just feel that my body can take more is all. But we'll see. In the meantime I've gone ahead and stored all my lotions and oils under the sink cabinets and replaced them with baby oils and other hcg approved paraphernalia.

And with that, I bid Phase 4 adieu.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Uncharted Territory

Well. I ordered my supplies last Tuesday from GPZ services like the other time, and my order came in that Friday. I love GPZ services, did I mention that? Anyways the only things I didn't buy were the loading needles since I bought those last time and have some left over. It was cheaper this time around. $38 dollars (including shipping) for a 50 day round.

My plan was to start P2 on Feb 1, but my parents' friends want to go out to eat next wekend, you know, do something together. So me thinks I'll wait next weekend. I don't mind waiting a few days... I hope.

Hehe, I've been engaging in more "preload" outings. I guess I'm trying to get it out of my system. Gained a nice 3 pounds because of it, but it's going down. It truly is a strange thing to see the number go down as I stop eating junk food. It's like my body is more responsive to not only what I eat but what I don't eat. Does that make any sense? Maybe I just want to see that, but whatever the case may be, the point I'm trying to make is if for some reason I were to gain a reasonable amount of weight back I imagine it would take a lot less fitness/diet strategies to reach my LIW. Just a theory.

Oh and here are my inspiration pants I bought right before I started P2. They're a size 12. Not my ultimate size goal (which is an 8), but they were on clearance at Walmart for $5. I like 'em.

Another thing I noticed after I bought the jeans... the brand name: Uncharted Territory. For some reason the name strikes a powerful chord in me. It's as if you're driving alone in your car one day, maybe feeling a little depressed, and a thousand trivial but nonetheless stressful thoughts are running in an' out of your head. Then catching you off guard a song plays on the radio, giving you weird vibes because the lyrics seems to dictate your life to the letter. It freaks you out at first, yet you can't help but feel like everything's going to be all right. That's what the brand name does for me. Maybe it's symbolic to the hcg. Perhaps to this whole experience being on the protocol. Uncharted Territory.

Well, I don't want to make this too long as I have to research a debate I'm doing tomorrow (should we place a monetary value on nature as a way of teaching people the value of our natural world... just in case you wanted to know what I was debating about... and I'm debating against it)


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the beat goes on...

Well, it's that time again. I just ordered my batch of supplies that I'll need for Phase 2 round deux! That's french for two by the way. And I have to admit my diet before hasn't changed one bit, although I do eat more cottage cheese and salads (thanks to P2 habits). I've also been mantaning at my new weight of 209 pounds. Yes it's 5 pounds over my LIW but technically it worked, as I've been eating what I want and still maintaining. I just wasn't a very good P3 person which upped my weightset point. Oh well, that'll change very soon. I have to kiss P4 goodbye for the time being =( but there's always loading to look forward to. And I'm going to do it justice this time around! OOOOOOOh I got myself all excited I need to simmer down now.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Phase 3 Days 18-33

Wow. It's been a while. I've been putting off blogging but now that school's back it's been a little more hectic. Especially the time I wanted to devote to writing out all my experiences in the past two weeks.

Technically I don't think I'm in Phase 3 anymore. I guess I'm in what you call the "unofficial" phase 4. I say unofficial because technically I still have a few rounds of Phase 2 to do. Admittedly I haven't been paying attention to my carbs. In fact, I've been eating out and not really paying attention to my diet this round. Now I can see you pointing your finger at me, but let me tell you. I'm only 3 pounds over my allowed weight range. And if this was any other fad diet, I would be more like 10-15 pounds over. I haven't been gaining during phase 4, and I did eat fast food and sugars. BUT! It's not exactly combo meals and supersizing. More like a cheeseburger or a chicken sandwich from the dollar menu. And sometimes I may gain half a pound the next day, but I would always lose it the following day. I haven't been eating huge meals so much as I've been grazing. I think it's a phase 2 habit. I see what it's meant though by eating absolutely no sugars or starch for P3. When P4 came around my weight seemed to stabilize to the new 3 or so pounds I acquired during P3.

I haven't been on the yahoo group in a loooong time. Honestly I find people's blogs to be the most inspiring. And did I mention less drama oriented? =p

This is all good and well for right now, but I guess the real test will be in the long run. I can officially start round 2 phase 2 on January 26. This means I need to reorder my hcg supplies. This time I think I'll try 125IU's. Last time I did 150IU but if I can get away with 125 it might prove to be the better dose for me. Don't know how excited I am to start though. My goal for round 2 is to get to 175, which means I'll need to lose 35 pounds. Last round I lost 27+ so I think I can pull it off. I will be really excited to lose this round. It'll really show (or at least it should) as the percentage of weightloss will be 50% higher if I meet my goal. So everyone cross their fingers, now!