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JodyBarton
08-19-2013, 06:31 PM
Sadly, today was supposed to be my last day of drops but I'm still 6 pounds from my goal. So I am continuing until I reach it. That's ok though. I know I will get there. My TOM threw a wrench in my loss- only 2 lbs last 7 days.

Anyway, my question pertains to length of time in each maintenance phase. Technically, this is my 3rd hcg round (1st one was in 2010), but 2 & 3 both happened since May- so do the extended maintenance weeks apply to the current rounds you are in?? Like I should do 4 weeks of each, since I did 3 weeks of each in June & July?? Or since it's my 3rd round, do I do 5 weeks of each?? Just trying to get myself prepared when I'm ready.

Hoping some pounds will shed in next few days... Thanks!!

sierra
08-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Maint. is the same as directed length of time.
If it helps you any I did long rounds my first and second rounds.
45 my first and 60 my second. I did regular maint. the first round
and did extended maint. my second. I stabilized the same and lost weight
even after the drops. 10 pounds my first round and 18.5 pounds just this past round.

Sadie
08-19-2013, 09:00 PM
After this round I would go 4 weeks phase 3 4 weeks phase 4. Because you has such a long break between round 1 and 2.

JodyBarton
08-19-2013, 09:39 PM
Maint. is the same as directed length of time.
If it helps you any I did long rounds my first and second rounds.
45 my first and 60 my second. I did regular maint. the first round
and did extended maint. my second. I stabilized the same and lost weight
even after the drops. 10 pounds my first round and 18.5 pounds just this past round.

Wow you are a ROCK STAR!!! 60 days. That is amazing!! Good for you!! And you still lost all of that on maintenance. Very inspiring.

JodyBarton
08-19-2013, 09:40 PM
After this round I would go 3 weeks phase 3 3 weeks phase 4. Because you has such a long break between round 1 and 2.
Thanks Linda!! Even though I'm doing rounds 2 & 3 back to back??

Sadie
08-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Opps! I corrected the post.

JodyBarton
08-20-2013, 05:58 PM
Whew. It was TOM. Down another 1.5.

My question today is, what is the importance of continuing VLCD for 3 days after you stop taking drops other than the hcg leaving your body?? And if we go longer than 21 days of VLCD is this necessary? We can't just go straight to maintenance? Just trying to understand why this is important.

As always- thank you!!!

sierra
08-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Wow you are a ROCK STAR!!! 60 days. That is amazing!! Good for you!! And you still lost all of that on maintenance. Very inspiring.

Awe! Thanks. =]

Yes, but the key to continuing (for me at least) was the gym. I weight train
5 days a week. Well, when I'm not on protocol. And I eat VERY clean.

Tiffany Reynolds Volkman
08-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Jody, if the weaning isn't followed the body treats it like loading days and you will pack on the pounds very quickly. So whether its a 21 day round or a 60 day the 3 days of weaning is important.

JodyBarton
08-20-2013, 09:44 PM
Jody, if the weaning isn't followed the body treats it like loading days and you will pack on the pounds very quickly. So whether its a 21 day round or a 60 day the 3 days of weaning is important.

Ok gotcha. Makes perfect sense. Appreciate the quick reply.

JodyBarton
08-20-2013, 09:45 PM
Awe! Thanks. =]

Yes, but the key to continuing (for me at least) was the gym. I weight train
5 days a week. Well, when I'm not on protocol. And I eat VERY clean.

Yeah, I hear ya. I eat super clean too. And run... Looking forward to adding weights backs into my life again.

Sadie
08-21-2013, 11:22 AM
You both are fat burning machines! Great job between rounds

sierra
08-21-2013, 12:29 PM
You both are fat burning machines! Great job between rounds

Linda, my plan is to be just that. A fat burning machine.

Sadie
08-22-2013, 11:35 AM
I hear ya!