Friday, February 22, 2008

VLCD Day 16

Injection #16

Loss Today: <1.2>
Round 4 Loss: <14.4>
Loss Total: <72.4>


Oh, my poor sweet neglected blog. I don't know why I can't get into posting updates lately. I guess I'm really trying to limit my computer time and unfortunately that's where this falls.

Firstly, I have to say thank you for all your comments. I want you all to know I appreciate each one of you greatly, and I never meant to insinuate you didn't care. Only that I didn't know if it was worth checking my blog to only read numbers. I love and thank you all for your support.

OK, now let me try to give a bit more of a detailed update of how this round has gone. As you all know, I took an interruption of about 11 days. Company came to town, life was grand, and phase 3 was easy shmeasy. I ended up hovering right around 3 lbs+ LIW and I wasn't stressed over it. In fact, I find that that's where my body likes to sit while in P3. The 2 lb mark just doesn't work for me. That was going well until PMS started - the DAY BEFORE I was due to start P2 again. Lo & behold, this put me up another FIVE pounds. That's right, folks. So suddenly I was EIGHT pounds over LIW. In one day. And no, it had nothing to do with what I ate, it was all PMS, baby. Ugh. I was mortified, and felt like all was wasted, but in the end knew it would come off again. Let me also add here, that while on HCG, it's amazing how I continue to lose or stay the same while on menses. Because when off HCG, it's normal for me to gain 3-5 lbs. Another wonderful thing about our buddy, HCG.

Anyway, my losses this round have been slower than others. I figure PMS'ing with all that water bloat didn't help in the beginning when the big losses usually hit. Also, my menses started on about Day 6 or 7 so that slowed things down. And then, directly after my menses, I entered a period of about 3 days where I only lost .2 of a pound TOTAL. I didn't do an apple day or anything of the sort, I just let it run its course. I figure I'll be taking my last injection this coming Thursday and then be on P3 for at least the following 4 weeks. I probably won't start up again until around the 1st of April or so.

I've come to the conclusion, that for me anyway, it's really important to time my P2s to start at certain times of the month. I definitely think Dr S was on to something when he talks about this in the protocol:
In menstruating women, the best time to start treatment is immediately after a period. Treatment may also be started later, but it is advisable to have at least ten days in hand before the onset of the next period.

In order for us women (or, at least me) to maximize losses, I really do need to start at the appropriate time he designates. Now let's hope I can remember that when I start itching to start up P2 again. :)

I hope everyone is doing fantastically. Happy Friday!

26 comments:

Manda said...

Best of luck, you have done SO well thus far! Never give up :-)

maryg911 said...

Oh, how I have missed my Renee!! Did I mention that its my daughter's middle name too?!! Good for you, I'm taking a break too!!!

Even if you just post numbers, we'll be happy!!

Ed & Jennifer said...

Hey Renee-nee! Wow, what an interesting round huh?! I'm also in awe of the fact that we lose during TOM with HCG too. I can't believe you gained 5 lbs with PMS-I would've freaked!!!

You have what, 6 days left? At least you know you'll get to the 15 lb mark...that's still a great success!

Girl, I'm on way to come get ya...let's go shopping!

applebottomblues said...

Oh it's so nice to see you blogging again. I missed my Renee fix. I lost alot during TOM too and I normally gain 3-5 when off of HCG as well. What a bummer, huh? But I bet you 14.4 so far is better than any other diet. So you be proud of yourself. I sure am.

B's Journey said...

You've been doing great.. Don't sweat it.. I also started my break i will do 3 weeks and start back up..
Have a good sunday :)

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Jay said...

Hi,

I'm just starting this regime - I wondered how you're doing and if you were able to keep the weight at bay as easily as I read it should be able to.

I'm 37, started at 327#, but gained 5# over the last two days (loading days).

You stopped blogging, so I was hoping for an update from you, as a "here's hoping" sort of thing.

Thank you!

~Jayme
http://lessofmehcg.blogspot.com/

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