Sunday, July 26, 2009

3rd time's the charm - gearing up for my 3rd and final round

Okay, I believe I've got it scheduled right. Kids go back to school August 26. My son has his birthday on the 23rd. I believe I'll take the 23rd and 24th as my load days and start the VLCD on the 25th. This will have me, if I lose what I want to lose (knock on wood), in P3 on Sept. 20th, having stopped the HCG on the 16th... or is it Sept 19? Anyway, I will be well into P4 by my 10th anniversary on Oct. 17. If I had to stretch this one beyond 23 days, I could. My concerns are that I know I will gain load weight - how much is hard to say. I never did gain more than a net of 3-4 pounds in the last couple rounds, but I really want to be between 110-113 or so by the end of this round. I have had to do a few steak days this month which concerns me, though it could be hormonal. There is no rhyme or reason to the gains from what I can tell. I went camping and lost. I ate a rueben and lost. I had 5 Guys Burgers and Fries and lost. I've also had all those things and gained. I average about 1/2 a pound a day on the protocol but the first week is usually very good, and the following week slows but is still steady. If I can start out around 123, I would feel a lot more confident about reaching my goals. I am 123.5 today and was 125.4 2 days ago. I hope I can get down to 121 or so BEFORE I load. We'll see!

Till next time.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I'm maintaining beautifully - between 122-125 most of the time. Have had to do a few steak days but what a feeling to be able to correct anything above 125 in a day.

I start my final round next month when the kids are back in school, this time a short round of 21 days which should let me release the final 10 pounds I'd like to release. That gets me smack dab in the middle of a healthy BMI. I am on the high end now (127+ has me overweight).