My experience from this first p3 after HCG Injections is that my body really does have a new set point now. The first week my weight did fluctuate a bit, so definitely expect that when you start P3, but I watched it and made sure to keep everything in control, and the last 2 weeks of p3 I found my weight remained very stable! I was in shock actually to be honest. That Dr. Simeons really knew what he was talking about when he discussed his whole weight loss protocol in his book Pounds and Inches. I didn’t count calories, I ate heartily (no starches or sugars still of course though- including fruit for the most part aside from some berries in my smoothies), and I exercised with Zumba classes and gardening. It has been very exciting to see how my body works and how the process of stabilizing one’s weight works.
My body stabilized 1.6 above my ldw- that is definitely where my body seemed to like being- so I didn’t fight it to keep it right at ldw- it has been very stable at the 1.6 over so I’m totally happy with that. I’m concerned more with my weight being stable than I am about being one or two pounds less.
Hi everyone! HCGChica here. Sorry I haven’t checked in in a bit, I’ve just been busy I have been watching your vlogs though as much as I can. I just want to give you an update. Today is the end of p3 for me I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already and it makes sense to me now why Dr. Simeons kind of designated a 3-week period for stabilization. That first week was a little iffy and scary and had a few more fluctuations but this past 2 weeks has been wonderful I just feel like every day that I continue to be the same weight or around the same weight it’s just one more day showing me that my body is adjusting to its new weight and that it wants to be there and so I have stayed basically 1.4 above my LDW as what my body seems to like and I have been 146.2 almost the whole time the past 2 weeks with just a couple variations. I just think that is really exciting to see that your body really can create a new set point. I feel like it’s really doing what it says it does. I eat a plenty of food I eat full fat foods and I even eat late at night. I told myself I wasn’t gonna do that I thought oh! That was the one thing I said okay I’m gonna start not eating after 6pm anymore since I’m kinda doing that on this protocol and it’s starting to feel easy. But you know when you do have access to more foods that are good and they’re more appetizing you find yourself wanting to eat them at night. So I’ve been eating full-fat Greek yogurt or one of my smoothies or nuts or cheese, you know what? Every time I do that I think I’m probably gonna have a gain tomorrow and then I don’t. I don’t have a gain so that’s pretty exciting. One thing I haven’t done is eat out at a restaurant yet but I did attend a function in honor of myself and my husband the other day. We had our 10 year anniversary and we went to a party for ourselves. So I planned ahead that I was going to go ahead and indulge and eat the food everyone brought and so I had ice-cream, I had toppings, I had rice and bean dish thing, I had some bread so I indulge a bit and I felt very dehydrated that evening as I was eating I was trying to drink some water but I could tell that I was retaining water because I also went to a baby shower a few hours before that party and I ate some of the food there. I didn’t have any major carbs at the baby shower but I did have some different salads and kind of pre prepared things that were salty, like a Hudson deli meat and stuff like that. By the time I was at the party I had eaten other food, I was definitely feeling dehydrated so I knew I was gonna retain water so I already expected it and the next morning I was up I think 2 pounds but again it’s like I knew in my heart that it was just water retention and so rather than do the steak day for myself I decided to wait 1 day and see what happen, and sure enough my weight went right back down to 146.2 so that was exciting because I did have carbs and not just one carb. I did go to my Zumba class that morning to help compensate and I had planned on going on Sunday morning after the party but I came to sleep really late I’m so tired so I didn’t end up doing that but anyway I haven’t exercise since Sunday so this is the 4th day in a row that I haven’t exercised at all, my weight has still stayed the same so that’s exciting.
My mom is still stabilizing well too she has a few more fluctuations the I do due to some salty meals I think at times but her weight does go back down when she eats her normal food and salt intakes so I think that’s good too. I also noticed that it seems like your body does find a way somewhere within 5 pounds of where you were, like some of you I noticed have stabilized under your LDW’s by 2 or 3 or even 4 pounds which is kinda neat for you because it makes you feel that you’re ahead. I know that ChunkNoMore you did and also socalplum I think you guys both had stabilize under your LDW. It does seem like your body kinda find something nearby that way that it likes and it’s good to be comfortable with that, even if perhaps it’s not quite the 2 pounds, well that just my opinion and I’m just saying that because if your body seems to like being 2.2 pounds over and you might be kicking yourself and feeling terrible but if you look back and you figured it out and see oh your body wants it like I’ve been the same weight for 2 weeks actually you should be glad, to me, because you have stabilize a weight very close to your LDW it’s just a food for thought. I’m not telling you guys that you shouldn’t do a steak day or that you should not rave up the 2 pounds I’m not saying that okay! I definitely if I totally over did it and I knew that it was from being something really wrong I would definitely do a steak day. I’m just saying you know, trust your body and see the pattern and don’t beat yourself up over something when maybe you’re actually accomplishing something good, anyway I have to clarify that. So what was the last thing I wanted to share? I’m gonna be starting a new round in a month or so, in about 4 weeks I think I’m at around May 24th is my plan. I may wait even a little longer I’m not sure but that’s kind of the plan is to start Round 2 then my mom will start around the same time. I’m going on a vacation right before that for a few days with my husband and I don’t wanna be loading on our vacation because I know that I’m gonna feel really crappy when I load. I know from the last time I didn’t wanna eat at all, once I started the HCG like right away it was hard for me to eat a lot and I am looking forward to loading as far as this time I wanna do it better. I kind of wanna indulge a little more than I did and have all my favorites since I don’t get to have them hardly ever anymore and I don’t wanna feel crappy on my vacation, were gonna be hiking and things like that so I’m not gonna worry about loading. I will do that when I get back like on a Tuesday and Wednesday that’s the plan. Other than that nothing else is new I think I am gonna start adding in a few carbs since it’s the end of p3 for me. I had an apple last night I didn’t affect me bad so that’s good, my body seems to like this weight and I just think that’s encouraging and I wanna share that with you guys so that you guys can feel confident going into P3 as well and just to know in advance that while the first week will be a little iffy and fluctuating it does seem like those last 2 weeks your body does start picking a weight It likes and sticking to it. Just to be expecting that and don’t think that first week is how it’s always gonna be in general. I know we all have different experiences some of has have more struggles than others with p3, we’re all so different I myself actually didn’t feel so great on p2 I was pretty tired. It’s always different but that’s just been my experience and you know maybe an experience for you too. That’s it, I don’t have anything else to say I’ve been trying to catch up with you guys and read your blogs and I try to comment when I can and I hope to talk with you all again soon so I’ll check in later.
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