“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."

Monday, October 18, 2010

R3 P2 - VLCD 1

OMG - I gained 14 pounds over three days of loading. Please say it isn't so. I almost had a heart attack looking at the number this morning. I tried it about 10 times with the scale in all different places and even reset it a few times. I could understand if I ate everthing in sight but I thought I was being conservative!!

Today is R3 P2 VLCD 1. I am just in shock and freaking out. I was hovering around 195 -196ish since the end of the last round. I was going to start last week but I have been sick with a cold that just won't go away for about two weeks now. So it's only the past few days that I feel better enough. I didn't want to start a new round in the middle of being sick.

So anyways, it will take me half a round or more just to lose this!!!!! What am I to do??? Is it even possible to gain 14 pounds loading? Granted I did a third day of loading but still. I am going to down about 6 litres of water today and pray to see a much lower number on that scales tomorrow morning.


  1. Wow that IS a lot, but I would guess since it was so recently gained, it will come off more quickly than you think. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. I'll bet you see a SUBSTANTIAL loss tomorrow morning. Do not worry! It's gonna come off really quickly, and you won't be dealing with hunger pangs this first week at all, cuz you did a GREAT load!

    Hang in there-- Hugs to you!

  3. Thanks so much for the post the other day. It's nice to know that people REALLY can relate. I want children so bad but at the same time, I think "How will I protect them from all the pain that I've felt throughout my life?" That's scary for me because there isn't a magic answer for telling your children "Someday it will get better!" It goes along with all the bullying stories that have been circulating the last month or so. These kids just don't understand that those a-holes will go away and you won't care in 10 years. But I hope your daughter can get through these times and come out a stronger person on the other side. She's lucky that you care and understand and sound like such a wonderful mommy!! :)

  4. If it came on that quickly, I imagine it will drop right off! Welcome back! I'm so looking forward to watching you this round!!

  5. I will bet it came off quick!! Good luck with your round!

  6. I had a similar experience and can lend some comfort by saying that it will come off faster than you think. Some is water weight, I can assure you. Stay calm, and stay the course. don't let this freak out set you back, its going to be ok. Remember though, it is ESSENTIAL to drink plenty of water.
    Hang in there K, and take a deep breath. Its going to be alright.

  7. Kathryn, I alao started with a 3 day load. I gained 11lbs and freaked! I felt like crap too. Don't worry about it. It will come off like that, hopefully within the first week. Glad you were finally feeling better and able to start your round. I have been looking for your post and FINALLY you are back. Seriously though, don't worry about it. It will be gone before you know it!

  8. Soda?? That'll do it every time! I'll bet you drop nearly 20 this first week! Way to go! I'm so inspired by all of your progress!!

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