I have only lost 14 lbs on this second round. Probably because I didn't take a proper p3 and p4 break between my first and second rounds. I only took a two week planned interruption. with 2 load days before starting r2. Dr. Simeon was right, without that time in between the hcg just isn't as effective. I've lost a total of 36 on two rounds. Had I follow the protol properly I may not have had to do a 3rd round. It's ok though, I got greedy and tried to rush the process. I do believe I have become somewhat immune so I really need a proper break. I plan to do my final round in mid August. I will post my progress periodically through p3 and p4 just to make sure I stay on the right track. I'm somewhat fearful of going off of the 500 cal and I know It's gonna be hard but I always have steak day just in case...
I hope that starting my 2nd Round a few days early doesn't sabotage my losses. I started out with a bang, but now I've slowed and even gained. But loss is fairly steady. I started R2 early because I have a convention to attend and wanted to finish VLCD of R2 before I left. How long were your Rounds? I am planning to do the full 40 days of injections this time. I quit early last time because I felt that my solution was loosing potency. ( I am doing injections and mix my own). I skip at least a day of injection every week, sometimes more if I forget. I made sure this time that I have enough to mix a fresh batch if I'm really having a hard time after 20 days. Are you doing sublingual or injections? If you do sublingual, is it homeopathic or do you start with pharma grade powder?
You are still doing great even at 36 lbs. Enjoy each phase.
Hi, I purchase the pharma grade power and mix with B12 and colloidal silver for sublingual. I used it before I left for work and before I went to bed each day. My first round was about 26 days with a 23 lb loss and my second round was almost 30 days with only a 16 lb loss. I think I sabotaged r2 by only taking a two week planned interruption. During those two weeks I did p3 which ended with one load day and then back to the hcg vlcd diet. I have read some of the comments that stress the importance of the proper number of p2 and p3 days between rounds because of the body's ability to build an immunity to the hcg. I also experimented with rogue food during r2 that caused terrible stalls. The protocol is on point no matter how old it is, It works when followed. I got so excited about my weight loss that I pused the envelope and it just didn't work. Please don't rush it. If you have an event coming up, there are instructions on taking a planned interruption but please be careful. Also, even if you don't loosed all the weight before the convention, you can still continue the vlcd during the convention if you like and if you choose not to you always have your steak days to fall back on. Good luck and have a great time.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm not expecting to loose all I need to by my convention dates ( I still have 50 lbs to go ), but was planning an interruption with emphasis on protein and green veggies. I thought it would be too difficult to prepare and store proper foods for the 4 days I'll be gone with no refrigerator. But I am peri-menopausal and with no predictable TOM I started unexpectedly Friday after missing a dose on Thurs., so I am taking an interruption now. I think my HCG was loosing potency again, because I got really weak, hungry, and started to loose facial structure. I waited 72 hours after my last injection to increase my protein, but I don't think it's a good idea to do this twice during a round, so I'm probably going to find a way to accommodate the VLCD for my convention after all. I'm out of town right now and have pre-loaded syringes for when TOM is over, but as soon as I get home I'm going to mix a fresh batch of HCG. This happened last time after about 16 days into treatment, so I suspect that the reconstituted HCG really does only last about 15 days. I'd hoped that was a fluke, but seems to be consistent. That's something that sublingual dosing gets around, since you go through 5000 iu twice as fast.
I've been tempted to substitute foods on P2, but so far the only thing I've added that's not on the list is a low fat/low sodium pure chicken broth.
I recently learned that instead of the expensive B12 and Colloidal Silver, you can mix the HCG powder with Wound Wash Solution instead ( 0.9% Sodium Chloride ). I don't use sublingual delivery because I hate taking anything sublingually. Besides which I am afraid I would forget more doses if I am required to dose twice a day. But most of my friends who successfully use HCG did it sublingually and had great results.
I don't have internet at home, so I might not post very often, but I'll be checking in from time to time to see how everyone is doing. I appreciate the support!
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