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post #1401 of 1914

Grrrrr.... round 3 and once again family trauma does me in.  boo hoo.  ok. I just needed to vent.

 

 

post #1402 of 1914

Mrs. Tittlemouse it's ok. Maybe take a break for awhile until you are ready. I hope everything is ok.

 

I've stopped at 130 lbs because everyone keeps telling me I look too thin. My neighbor told me I lost my goddess and look too thin. That made me stop. My intention wasn't to get thin as much as it was to be at a healthy weight. According to the charts for my height I should be 125-135. I think because I have hovered between 200-150 for so many years that for people to see me at 130 is surprising. But truly it's the average weight for my height. I'm going to stop and maintain my weight here and get on a good exercise program for now.

post #1403 of 1914

Mrs Tittlemouse, I hear you. Same thing has happened to me this winter. For me, it just takes too much focus to do this program while dealing with crisis in your life, so it's best to just take a break and resume when things calm down. Worked for me, even though i felt really defeated at first.

 

Okay--question for you all! help.gifI have been doing well on P2 here for 3 weeks now, but last night went to a party and had a few glasses of wine which then led me to munch my way through the evening. This morning I was up 2lbs. duh.gifReally mad at myself right now for undoing half of my progress for the last week.hopmad.gif Should  I do an apple day today? Or just get right back on track with a normal P2 day? So far all I've had is an apple.

 

 

 

 

post #1404 of 1914

Hello everyone!

It has been a few weeks/almost a month since I have been on here.  Last weight down I was at a loss of 28-30# in about 25-30 days. (I quit keeping good notes so can remember exactly)  But during the last 5 days of that first round, I was up and down between 2-5# because I did not totally follow the vlcd diet. 

 

My brother was in the hospital for a full week-from a Friday until the next Friday-and I spent about every day with him I could.  He passed after that one week.  For those of you who might be new here and not remember me-my brother had Parkinson's for over 10 years, and then developed breast cancer -1% of BC people are men--and died of the complications of all of that (if you'd be interested- part of the story is here http://keeslarfamilyfarm.blogspot.com )

 

then two days after my brother passed away, my husbands uncle passed away.  There are other family dynamics that was happening too---  It was a very busy and difficult time...

 

Anyway, I did not go off of the diet the correct way, so gained about 8-10 # back over these past weeks....

 

But I did not worry about it, I knew I would gain since I was not coming off of the diet in the correct way.

 

So..... I finally began the vlcd on this past Tuesday again, and I am down a total 12.8 since then.  PTL!!  

 

I think that the second round is tougher than the first.  imo  I just don't seem as satisfied.  But it is more mental than physical satisfaction. So I just have to continue to deal with it...I just keep my mind on the 'goal' not the 'now'  and I am determined! 

 

anyway...

I'm back!

 

 

post #1405 of 1914

Just checking in.

I had a retreat last weekend. I took a planned interruption on Ph 2 and actually did very well at the retreat. The food is sooooooo good! I planned ahead what I'd eat (pH 3 type food) and stayed on my plan. The cook actually made me plain chicken breast one night and there was always fruit and salad.

 

But when I came home, I knew I was going back on Ph 2 in a couple days so I went a little crazy;0! Just today, I got -1 below where I was before I went to the retreat--so nice stall;0!

 

But I'm at a total of -13 for this ph 2 and -128 since Jan 2010 :) So I'm pretty happy!!!

 

 

 

post #1406 of 1914

VLCD 1 here.  This is my 4th round.  I've lost about 20lbs each time (including a couple pounds gained from loading days), but gained a bit back over the holidays in addition to going up a few pounds from my last weigh numbers each time.  So I'm officially down about 40lbs from where I started last summer.  Hoping to let go of at least another 20lbs, 25lbs would be even better.  We'll see...


Edited by clovergirl - 3/16/11 at 8:21pm
post #1407 of 1914

Hi Clovergirl, welcome back. You've had great success on this program! It's nice to hear encouraging things from you all. I for one am really stuck! After that one cheat last weekend my weight has not budged all week. I don't know what to do about it but it is getting depressing being on a 500 calorie diet and not seeing any losses for days on end. greensad.gif I really was hoping to get to the mid 130s by Easter, and on paper that should be realistic on this program but...shrug.gif I am now on P2 Day19 and have lost about 11 lbs, including loading weight. The first few weeks were great (when most of it came off), but now it seems like I am just at a hump & my body won't budge. I really don't want to do an apple day but might have to.

 

Also, my scale is driving me crazy--it ranges up & down by about 1.5 lbs depending on where I place it on the bathroom tiles, so i am never sure what my exact losses or gains are. irked.gif

post #1408 of 1914
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Originally Posted by kerpav View PostHi Clovergirl, welcome back. You've had great success on this program! It's nice to hear encouraging things from you all. I for one am really stuck! After that one cheat last weekend my weight has not budged all week. I don't know what to do about it but it is getting depressing being on a 500 calorie diet and not seeing any losses for days on end. greensad.gif I really was hoping to get to the mid 130s by Easter, and on paper that should be realistic on this program but...shrug.gif I am now on P2 Day19 and have lost about 11 lbs, including loading weight. The first few weeks were great (when most of it came off), but now it seems like I am just at a hump & my body won't budge. I really don't want to do an apple day but might have to.

 

Also, my scale is driving me crazy--it ranges up & down by about 1.5 lbs depending on where I place it on the bathroom tiles, so i am never sure what my exact losses or gains are. irked.gif


You sound just like me. Especially on my last P2!! Actually 11lbs in 19 days isn't bad at all-- if you average it out, it's over 1/2lb per day, which is right on for women in general. I had to look at it that way, too, kerpav, because my last P2 I lost a buttload of weight in my first week, then stalled miserably for 6 days. Do the apple day, I say.

Then I lost more, then had a plateau for 10 days and almost gave up. I'm glad I didn't, though-- it was just a thang. I ended up losing more, though not as much as I'd hoped.

 

I do keep hearing from people with more experience that the losses seem to go lots slower with each round, and with the closer we get to goal. Bummer-- but, it's still tons faster than conventional diets! I'll take it any day, by comparison.

 

My scale does that. It's accurate to 0.2lbs but I put it in the same exact place every day, and weigh in the same conditions-- nekkid, after potty. I'm even wary of putting my earpiece in my ear, or wearing this stainless steel bracelet I have (but maybe that's just old stuff in my head-- or maybe not; those things are Not Fat and shouldn't count). It'll weigh me different 5 different times. So I just mostly take the 1st weight and record that. UNLESS, and only unless, I poo nearly immediately after that. Then I will weigh again lol.gif

 

post #1409 of 1914

I am in SHOCK. I started hcg in a size 16 jeans and I just bought a pair (same exact brand and cut) in a size 8.  Zipped 'em right up.  I've lost a little over 37 lbs so far on hcg and am hoping for another 25-30.  WOW!


Edited by LianneM - 3/20/11 at 5:43am
post #1410 of 1914
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Originally Posted by Kwan*Yin View Post

Mrs. Tittlemouse it's ok. Maybe take a break for awhile until you are ready. I hope everything is ok.

 

I've stopped at 130 lbs because everyone keeps telling me I look too thin. My neighbor told me I lost my goddess and look too thin. That made me stop. My intention wasn't to get thin as much as it was to be at a healthy weight. According to the charts for my height I should be 125-135. I think because I have hovered between 200-150 for so many years that for people to see me at 130 is surprising. But truly it's the average weight for my height. I'm going to stop and maintain my weight here and get on a good exercise program for now.


we are all individuals.  rely on how you look and feel, not the numbers.  I know for me the "charts" are way, way off. 

 

For me I think they say 115-130 is average?  At 135 I'm easily in a size 4 and some folks (one of whom may or may not even be on this thread whistling.gif) did say in retrospect that I may have looked a wee bit too thin at that weight.  Clearly, their numbers are just a guideline and don't work well for me.  And it's interesting to note that my mother and I who are the same height wear VERY different sizes at the same weight.  I'll have to go back and look at the numbers but IIRC at 180 she was an 18w where I was a comfortable 10 in any brand I picked up.  Different body compositions mean different numbers.  She's currently at 130 and comfortably in a size 6 thanks to HCG.

 

Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders though and an exercise program sounds like a great next step.  Congrats!

 

post #1411 of 1914
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Originally Posted by kerpav View Post

Hi Clovergirl, welcome back. You've had great success on this program! It's nice to hear encouraging things from you all. I for one am really stuck! After that one cheat last weekend my weight has not budged all week. I don't know what to do about it but it is getting depressing being on a 500 calorie diet and not seeing any losses for days on end. greensad.gif I really was hoping to get to the mid 130s by Easter, and on paper that should be realistic on this program but...shrug.gif I am now on P2 Day19 and have lost about 11 lbs, including loading weight. The first few weeks were great (when most of it came off), but now it seems like I am just at a hump & my body won't budge. I really don't want to do an apple day but might have to.

 

Also, my scale is driving me crazy--it ranges up & down by about 1.5 lbs depending on where I place it on the bathroom tiles, so i am never sure what my exact losses or gains are. irked.gif



remember...it's not all about pounds. when you aren't losing pounds you are likely losing inches.  I personally wouldn't do an apple day (just me) but I would pay attention to what the rest of picture looks like!  I had a round that was minimal in terms of losses, but I did move down 2 full sizes and was quite pleased once I realized that.  I was pretty irritated to not see numbers move, but things in general, did.

post #1412 of 1914
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Originally Posted by Panserbjorne View Post

we are all individuals.  rely on how you look and feel, not the numbers.  I know for me the "charts" are way, way off. 

 

For me I think they say 115-130 is average?  At 135 I'm easily in a size 4 and some folks (one of whom may or may not even be on this thread whistling.gif) did say in retrospect that I may have looked a wee bit too thin at that weight.  Clearly, their numbers are just a guideline and don't work well for me.

 


Ha!  Are you talking about me? ;)  A few years back when you had lost all that weight you looked trim, but I don't know that I'd say too thin.  I think it's interesting how people who are close in height can look totally different at the same weight.  It's definitely all about how/where you carry your weight and your bone structure.  I have pretty wide hips and carry most of my weight in my belly and thighs.  My rib cage on the other hand is small, though I have large breasts so it looks a little more even.  I have a friend (PB, I'm sure you know who this is!) who is tiny, like a size 0/2 and maybe 5'2".  I am wearing a size 14 maybe (don't know, honestly, need new pants!) and am 5'7.5"... We are only one band size difference in bras now!  That's pretty crazy to me.

 

Because of my frame I can't imagine ever being under a size 10.  I have no memory as to what sizes I wore before having kids but I think I weighed about 150 or so.  I was really happy with my body then even though I was nowhere near "thin".  I've always had a large chest and hips and a bit of a belly.  And that is fine with me. :)  

 

 

 

post #1413 of 1914

On another note, I am away for the weekend.  Didn't bring my scale, but am staying on protocol so I'm hoping to get a nice drop when I weigh in on Monday morning.  I did decide to try out some melba toast for the trip, since I was bringing all my own food but not eating the same things I usually eat at home.  I ate some the day before we left and still had a nice 1+ pound loss the next morning so I am hoping that is a good sign.  Is anyone else eating the melba toast?  How many do you eat?  Just two a day or more?  I've eaten a full serving (5 pieces, which is 50 calories) the last 3 days.  I'm using it to make up some calories so I don't feel so deprived while away from home.  So far, so good.

 

Also had coffee for the first time while on P2.  Im interested in seeing if that does anything to me too.  I tend to react to coffee and since I am doing homeopathic HCG I am a little worried it might antidote me.  Crossing my fingers it doesn't... cause it was sooooo good!  I love coffee, but it doesn't love me. :(

post #1414 of 1914


 

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Originally Posted by clovergirl View Post




Ha!  Are you talking about me? ;)  A few years back when you had lost all that weight you looked trim, but I don't know that I'd say too thin.  

it is you!  LOL.  we had a conversation at one point about weight where you commented about losing a little too much--maybe I took it differently than it was intended-but I wasn't upset at all.  I was wondering at that point if I had lost too much so it was more confirmation.

I think it's interesting how people who are close in height can look totally different at the same weight.  It's definitely all about how/where you carry your weight and your bone structure.  I have pretty wide hips and carry most of my weight in my belly and thighs.  My rib cage on the other hand is small, though I have large breasts so it looks a little more even.  I have a friend (PB, I'm sure you know who this is!) who is tiny, like a size 0/2 and maybe 5'2".  I am wearing a size 14 maybe (don't know, honestly, need new pants!) and am 5'7.5"... We are only one band size difference in bras now!  That's pretty crazy to me.

I do, and wow.  That IS crazy!  She's just so tiny that I never ever ever compare myself to her!

 

Because of my frame I can't imagine ever being under a size 10.  I have no memory as to what sizes I wore before having kids but I think I weighed about 150 or so.  I was really happy with my body then even though I was nowhere near "thin".  I've always had a large chest and hips and a bit of a belly.  And that is fine with me. :)  

 

 

 



and if you are truly a size 14 now I can't imagine it either-at this point we are about the same size.  I can't imagine you getting under a size ten either-you look fantastic now!  Back in p4 we should make a celebratory run to China Pan (and gain it all back-HA!  scallion pancakes might be worth it.)

post #1415 of 1914
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Originally Posted by Panserbjorne View Post

and if you are truly a size 14 now I can't imagine it either-at this point we are about the same size.  I can't imagine you getting under a size ten either-you look fantastic now!  Back in p4 we should make a celebratory run to China Pan (and gain it all back-HA!  scallion pancakes might be worth it.)


I have no idea what size I'm actually in right now.  My shirts all still fit, just looser.  My pants are another story.  Really, really need new pants.  The only pari I have that somewhat fits are hand-me-downs.  But I hate to buy a pair right now when I still may go down another size over the next few weeks.  So here I am, in pants limbo.  It's not a fun place.

When I am done with this round we should totally go out for a celebration.  But forget China Pan... we NEED to go to La Petite France!  Seriously.  The pastries are so. fleepin. awesome.

 

 

post #1416 of 1914

done!

post #1417 of 1914
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Originally Posted by Panserbjorne View Postwe are all individuals.  rely on how you look and feel, not the numbers.  I know for me the "charts" are way, way off. For me I think they say 115-130 is average?  At 135 I'm easily in a size 4 and some folks (one of whom may or may not even be on this thread whistling.gif) did say in retrospect that I may have looked a wee bit too thin at that weight.  Clearly, their numbers are just a guideline and don't work well for me.  And it's interesting to note that my mother and I who are the same height wear VERY different sizes at the same weight.  I'll have to go back and look at the numbers but IIRC at 180 she was an 18w where I was a comfortable 10 in any brand I picked up.  Different body compositions mean different numbers.  She's currently at 130 and comfortably in a size 6 thanks to HCG.

 

Sizes:

 

This is weird-- they've changed sizes over the years. Clothing companies, I mean. Listen:

 

Back in...oh...before 1994. I wore a 34B bra. Always did, since I grew boobs. I am 5'1" and back then I think I weighed between 117 and 125, tops. I wore maybe a size 7 smallest to size 10 biggest. Srsly.

So, fast forward to a CNA class I took 2-1/2 years ago. I'm now a 40D and weigh about 195, when I took this class.

Two young women in my class sat behind me. We were discussing bra sizes one day (for some reason, lol) and I said I used to wear a 34B. They were both rather small and they both said they were in a 34B. I was at the time in a 40D, having gained a megaton of weight since my 34B days.

Fast forward again a couple of weeks and we were discussing clothing sizes. Pants sizes. I said "what are y'all, about a 10?" and they both gasped, highly insulted, saying "NO! I'm a ONE! How could you say that??? A ten?" I mean they were mega incensed.

So I had to think about it. Why was it so insulting?

And I realized. I had to recall the bra size convo and remembered that *I* was in a 10 when I wore the same size bra these two were wearing *now*. And they wear a size one pant.

 

So yeah. You know, back in those days, they didn't even have a size one. They went down, I think the smallest might have been a 4. And nobody wore a 4. Four was TEENY tiny. If you wore smaller, you had to go into the little boys' section. I knew a woman who wore boys pants. I was in a 28 waist Levi's at the time. I was, I think, in what was then a size 7-8, and she was in boys' pants.

 

I wouldn't EVEN go by the numbers. I'm now still 5'1'' and down to 159, and I'm in a junior 17 jean (which is slightly big) and size 14 shorts are slightly big but not too big. Back in 1996 when I was almost getting married (I canceled the wedding) my dress-to-be was a 16 getting ready to be altered to a 14. I weighed 175.

 

I REALLY don't trust the numbers anymore. Marilyn Monroe was a 14, I think, and that was considered a HUGE size at the time.


 

post #1418 of 1914

My experience with sizes is all after 1996... and I think it's pretty consistent now to what it was then.  I graduated HS in 1999 and was a size 6 at 120ish lbs (I'm 5'4").  I had a few pairs of jeans in a 4 but mostly I wore 6, and my wedding dress was a 6.  So at least within the last 15ish years I think sizing has been mostly consistent.

post #1419 of 1914


 

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post



 

Sizes:

 

This is weird-- they've changed sizes over the years. Clothing companies, I mean. Listen:

 

Back in...oh...before 1994. I wore a 34B bra. Always did, since I grew boobs. I am 5'1" and back then I think I weighed between 117 and 125, tops. I wore maybe a size 7 smallest to size 10 biggest. Srsly.

So, fast forward to a CNA class I took 2-1/2 years ago. I'm now a 40D and weigh about 195, when I took this class.

Two young women in my class sat behind me. We were discussing bra sizes one day (for some reason, lol) and I said I used to wear a 34B. They were both rather small and they both said they were in a 34B. I was at the time in a 40D, having gained a megaton of weight since my 34B days.

Fast forward again a couple of weeks and we were discussing clothing sizes. Pants sizes. I said "what are y'all, about a 10?" and they both gasped, highly insulted, saying "NO! I'm a ONE! How could you say that??? A ten?" I mean they were mega incensed.

So I had to think about it. Why was it so insulting?

And I realized. I had to recall the bra size convo and remembered that *I* was in a 10 when I wore the same size bra these two were wearing *now*. And they wear a size one pant.

 

So yeah. You know, back in those days, they didn't even have a size one. They went down, I think the smallest might have been a 4. And nobody wore a 4. Four was TEENY tiny. If you wore smaller, you had to go into the little boys' section. I knew a woman who wore boys pants. I was in a 28 waist Levi's at the time. I was, I think, in what was then a size 7-8, and she was in boys' pants.

 

I wouldn't EVEN go by the numbers. I'm now still 5'1'' and down to 159, and I'm in a junior 17 jean (which is slightly big) and size 14 shorts are slightly big but not too big. Back in 1996 when I was almost getting married (I canceled the wedding) my dress-to-be was a 16 getting ready to be altered to a 14. I weighed 175.

 

I REALLY don't trust the numbers anymore. Marilyn Monroe was a 14, I think, and that was considered a HUGE size at the time.


 

this is true.  but in my post I was using contemporary sizing to illustrate the difference.  That's the sizes we were shopping last year-just for the sake of clarity.  There was that big a difference in sizes for two people at the same weight/height at the same time in history.

 

Yup, Marilyn Monroe was a 14, but today's standards I'm guessing about a 6?  It would be interesting to know.  I know when I was wearing 4's and 6's I couldn't get my mother's pants (from the 70's) on for love or money.  They were size 12.
 

 

post #1420 of 1914

I'm 5'5 and 130 lbs right now and I wear a size 4 and small in everything else. If I tell anyone I am in a size 4 they don't believe me. I don't look that small is what everyone says. I totally have hips but no behind and I think that is part of the difference. I'm not sure about bra size because I have been nursing for about 13 years straight and without milk I would probably have teeny boobs.

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