“Set Yourself Free” by Ralph Marston"

---"There is no outside force holding you back. You are holding you back and you are blaming it on someone or something else. The way you are able to continue holding yourself back is by maintaining the illusion that you're a victim. Once you realize that illusion, you will naturally and easily move forward. In fact, it is easier to fulfill your best possibilities than it is to avoid them. So let go of the blame and watch the limitations drop away. Certainly there will always be challenges that hold you back. For each challenge provides you with a pathway through which you can move toward fulfillment. It is your very nature to accomplish. Lovingly accept your destiny, and allow that accomplishment to be manifest through you. Set yourself free to follow your purpose. Set yourself free to truly live."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

VLCD 9 ( R2 P2 ): 195.9

Why isn't the weight coming off faster???

Since VLCD number 1 of this round I have lost 7.3 pounds. (started at 203.2) I know that it's 7.3 pounds in 8 days. BUT .......I've only lost 1.1 pounds since from day 5 to day 9 (this morning).

I'm trying to keep the faith. Maybe it's the spray is not working as well for me as the injections. I think I'll increase the number of times I spray per day. The bottle says to do 7 sprays three X per day. But most days I just do it 2x.

When I see the poundage going down it's so much easier to just stay strict but when it's only been one pound in 4 days that sucks and the frustration starts to creep in.

It's day 2 of TOM and I have never really had any physical symptoms in the past just the emotional/hormonal moodswings and bad ones. But at the beginning of this week I had terrible painful cramping that actually caused me to stop and sit and take a time out while grocery shopping. Yesterday I had a migraine and today it's still here.

It's wierd because in R1 I would have been estatic to see 195 on the scales. But now that I've gotten down into new territory, it seems such a high number. I am going to stick it out and charge through today and tomorrow. I made a ground chicken burger for lunch with onions and I'm excited to eat it. All good things come in time - patience, patience I keep telling myself!!


  1. Keep the faith-you are doing awesome. I have heard that with each consecutive round, the pounds do come off slower. But I'm so excited for you! Making it below 200 MUST be quite an achievement, no? May I ask why you decided to switch to the spray? I'll be starting R2 at the end of July and would like to keep my options open. OR maybe I should just read further back in your posts?

  2. Hi Darby,
    At the end of P1 I was 198.6. I guess that's why the excitement of being under 200 is not so exciting now because I reached that milestone in R1. Don't get me wrong - i love being under 200 and it is a huge accomplishment. I guess I'm just getting greedy and wanting the weight to go as fast as on R1.

    About the spray. I couldn't find a seller that woudl ship the injections to Canada. I'm in Ontario. So I ordered the spray in January and it got held up in customs or lost (not sure). So then finally I found a seller that woudl ship to Canada. The package arrived in 8 days and then the spray magically showed up afterwards. So I kept the spray on hold and am using it now because it seems that no one will ship to Canada now. The parcels are either confiscated or returned. It's too much hassle for American sellers to ship.

    I find the spray does not leave me feeling hungry like the injections did on some days. But with the spray the cravings are more maddening and strong. I just hope it's not a placebo I'm using. That's my fear of not knowing what I'm getting of ebay. But the seller had a good star rating. So I'm sticking it out with the spray for this round and then I think I'll try the injections again if I can find someone that will let me order it and ship it to their American address and then I woudl pay the shipping for them to repackage it and mail it to me.

  3. My husband mentioned that many US sellers get the hcg fairly easily, but then even THEY have problems when they try to ship to Canada.

  4. Hey I know how u feel today I finally lost a "new" lb. I'm on vlcd 16 I think. I stall for TOM and for ovulation. My stalls last about 5 days so don't be discouraged. Hang in there! :)

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