HCG and Exercise – R2P2 vlcd 10-12
VLCD10: -.2, VLCD11: -1.4, VLCD12: -.2. Weight today 138.2
So I did this experiment where I did a short burst of exercise (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training to be exact) while on this protocol the other day. At first thought it seemed like it brought good results, but I can’t really say as I didn’t get to try it much after this because my health just wouldn’t hold up to being both on the protocol and exercising. And I still have that terrible habit of drinking Diet Coke on this round! I’m so glad I finally broke that habit permanently. I switched to Organic Black Numi Tea that I just love with a little half and half and stevia- it’s just the right caffeine kick for me.
At this point in my weight loss journey I had wondered if taking T3/Cytomel for my Hashimoto’s Thyroid condition while on the diet caused me to lose excess muscle on the diet- later I found this to not be true as during Round 3 of HCG Injections I was still on my Cytomel medication and I lost a whopping 90% fat of the weight I lost. So for those on T3 or Cytomel for health reasons- don’t worry about this! You can do very well on the protocol while taking these medications- in fact you will probably do better than some others because you will be on the diet with a properly treated thyroid, so you’ll probably lose at a faster rate.
Hi guys! HCGChica! How are you all doing? I’m just checking in to give you my update to VLCD 10-12. VLCD 10 I woke up and I was down .2 and that brought me to 139.8 that was exciting because that means I’m out of the 140’s. The night before I slept for 8 hours I drink 1 litter of water which is not enough so I have been little lax on my water and I actually forgot to write down what I ate that day. VLCD 11 I woke up and I was down 1.4 that was awesome so that brought me to 138.4 and I experimented the day before that, they gave me that good loss, I exercised I went to the gym and I just did actually I only did 8 minutes of what’s called Peak 8, working out it’s like an interval thing I was on a bike and what you do is you do 30 seconds of the highest intensity that you can, my heart beat up to 190 and then you back off completely and go as slow as possible to recover for about 60 to 90 seconds so your heartbeat comes back down, I think mine came back down to about 160, and then you go back-up 30 seconds of highest intensity that you can do and just did back down again so you just do intervals of that and I only ended up doing a total of 8 and a half minutes, but I got really sweaty and the whole rest of the day I felt fantastic I have a lot of energy I felt really good then I help a friend move and then that night actually went to a party and we were dancing and so I actually got all sweaty from that.
The reason I chose to do that was because, as you know I’ve been monitoring my body fat percent and how many pounds of fat I have with the handheld one. SlimSteve actually just showed his in the mail mine’s really old, mine’s like 13 years old so it doesn’t look the same as his but it does the same thing. I chose to do this experiment with the exercise because I didn’t exercise at all last round and this round I am finding that I’m still losing a little more lean mass than I would like and I’m a little different than everyone else on YouTube doing HCG. That’s because I take T3 or Cytomel and its active thyroid hormone and I just think it makes me a little different because as you know when your body makes something on its own it works much more naturally with your body but since I take something that’s synthetic and its external, I take it once in the morning and I take a fairly large dose I take usually about 87.5 micrograms of T3 and its powerful it rubs up your metabolism and its replacing what my thyroid doesn’t make but as you all know still, replacing something that your body usually would make is still not the same thing and it doesn’t do exactly the same thing. I just felt like that must be the reason that I’m losing more lean mass than most people, I was just racking my brain trying to think of because I can’t stop taking the medication that’s what keeps me alive and it keeps me feeling normal. I just thought how can I get around this because I don’t want lose too much more lean mass, its okay how much I’ve loss so far because as you get smaller you don’t need as much lean mass to carry your frame around but I’m getting to that point where I’m starting to weigh a lot less and I just can’t afford to lose too much more so I chose to try exercising in the morning which is when I take my medication and I thought maybe that would be a way to use up some of that t3 that active thyroid hormone in a healthy way that my body can then utilize better. I did that and I felt great which is a good sign, and I actually even ate a little less than normal. I skipped the fruit and the veggie not on purpose I just ended up being so busy and I didn’t even realize till the end of the day that I hadn’t eaten one of each of those. And that is what led to my 1.4 pound loss the next morning. Now what’s really interesting is that when I did my body fat analyzer that morning it said that I had drop 2.5 pounds of fat that I lost. Now I only lost 1.4 pounds of weight it said I lost 2.5 pounds of fat and my body fat percent went almost down a whole percent to 29.2% from 30.1%. That was so exciting to me because that’s the second time that I have loss equally the amount of fat that I lost weight or more. Usually I lose some lean mass and fat after every loss I’ve had so far this round and I just wasn’t happy with how much lean mass I was losing compared to fat. This really doesn’t apply to most people I think most people that I’ve seen they do lose mostly fat like I said I think it just has to do with the medication that I take but that just goes to show you that something’s not working to try to, don’t just keep doing the same thing over and over, try to analyze it and try to figure out why that’s happening because otherwise you get on hurting yourself, there’s a lot of different things I don’t think in Dr. Simeons’ day nobody took active thyroid hormone. I can probably say that 100% were sure to you that nobody took that. Anyway I was so excited after that day that put me down to 40.5 pounds of fat. I was so excited about that and that just made me felt like that was a good idea now I’m not gonna exercise everyday necessarily because I’m not gonna actually be bad eventually too if you get too sore etc.
On Sunday I didn’t feel sore at all yesterday so I went ahead went back to the gym and I did another Peak 8 thing with the intervals and I did 10 and a half minutes this time, it was pretty intense really sweaty and I was I little more tired after that and my calves were feeling kind of sore so I figured today I won’t do anything specially with my legs. I might do a few push-ups or something I didn’t do anything with my legs. I’m gonna let my body rest. This morning I was down .2 this is VLCD 12 and I was 138.2, I’m really excited about that I drank 2 litters of water yesterday I had 3 protein serving because of the whole exercise and sore thing I had 2 turkey breast little burgers I had a cottage cheese serving, I had strawberries, I had 2 sugar free Jell-O’s, still I’m eating those they’re not hindering my losses and sometimes like when I go to a party and there’s tons of food or something like that would been having people over a little more frequently that’s kind of the thing that’s like my treat to get through the night. So I had tomatoes and asparagus for my 2 vegetables and I actually, I guess I didn’t have 1 of my fruits yesterday. I think you can see I’m doing a lot better on the diet as far as not freaking out or thinking about food all the time because I’m even skipping a couple of things here and there. I am still having diet coke. I guess that’s my little confession to you guys that’s probably why I haven’t been drinking much water for the last 4 – 5 days because when I drink diet coke I kinda don’t wanna drink that much water. I know that’s not healthy but you know what, it’s kinda the one thing that helps me get by on this diet I can stick to everything else but it’s just my one little crutch so I’m not ready to give it up, I did have that. But anyway so far I’ve lost a total of 11 pounds in 11 VLCD days. I’m really happy about that because this is my second round and I’m 138.2 right now like ultimate goal weight for me would be 120 you can see I’m really getting pretty close that’s only 18.18 pounds away or so. I’m really getting close, I’m very happy with the losses I’ve have the last 4 days it’s like I had .2 the 1.4, .2, 1.4, .2 so I had a couple big losses in between the smaller ones that’s really exciting.
I will keep you guys updated on what I’m doing; I’m sorry this vlog is a little longer than normal but I did have to explain a little more than normal. I’m sorry I haven’t done the water vlog yet I still want to its just I’ve been so busy when I was having that rough patch I really just couldn’t focus on anything else but stalling myself over and over, “ don’t eat, don’t eat, don’t eat” but I’m really feeling a lot better so that’s good. I’ll keep you updated about that. it’s really nice being able to track some things. The body fat monitor is not completely accurate, sometimes there’s gonna be a little inconsistency but it’s actually pretty accurate as long as you do it around the same time each morning and do it right after you weigh, its actually pretty consistent. When I did the hydrostatic body fat test it was off about 2 to 3 percent but this is still a good gauge because the numbers are consistent and the numbers are consistently going down. For me it’s still very useful and it’s important for me since like I said my case is a little different so I need to make sure that I keep figuring out how to keep as much lean mass as I can. As far as things have gone so far I’m doing really well, it says I’ve lost about 6.5 pounds of fat and then I am assuming that at least 2 or 3 pounds that I lost is just water so that would bring it to either 8.5 or 9.5 and then I’ve only lost a total of 11 so that means I’ve only lost to this point like 2.5 to 3.5 pounds of lean mass and that’s a much better ratio than I had before. I’m gonna keep up with this new experiment and I’ll let you guys know how it goes and again sorry for the really long vlog but I just want to explain the few things that I’m doing and for some people it’s better to not exercise, like SlimSteve he has a ton of lean mass he said he had over 200 pounds of lean mass which is amazing, obviously he’s gonna have let some of that go to get down to 180. We’re all in different place and men also, I noticed a lot of the men who’ve done the hydrostatic body fat test, it seems the men are the ones who ended up not losing any lean mass on HCG, they lose a 100% fat. I think it’s just men are really different I think the HCG increases testosterone or something and women you know who don’t have nearly as much of that to maintain our lean mass though I think for men it’s probably a lot easier to do this diet like be super, super over successful but were still being really successful as women and we got to keep some of those curves anyway right? So we don’t wanna be 6% body fat and all ripped because that looks kinda nasty. Alright I’ll check in with you guys soon.
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