This is not nearly enough to make me happy again, but less sad.
I've always stuck to the protocol like glue and had great results, so this is different for me. I've had little tiny gains, but don't recall ever having a 2.6. If I did it must have resolved right away or I'd remember it.
In any case, I turned to my peeps on the interwebs for some ideas for how to get things moving again. I feel wonderful and I'm not hungry (have I said that before?) or this would be very disheartening. The motivation of moving in the right direction every day keeps a person going when it's boring.
I get to the end of each day already and think, 'Made it through one more day! At the end of the week I'll be half way!' I find that odd too. I really am eating about the same variety of food as when I'm not doing this. Honestly, I even eat the same lunch, perhaps less because I don't usually take a vegetable or melba, just chicken and apple, when I'm not on protocol.
Anyway, if I have lost 15 by Monday morning, which is possible if I can get things moving again, that means if I can KEEP it moving I can reach 30 lb. in 42 days, which is my goal. If not, and if I'm not showing signs of immunity to the Hcg, I may try to push it an extra week or two so I don't have to do another round. Frankly, the timing for stabilization and stuff works out great for me that way. And I REALLY don't want to do this again. I didn't want to this time, honestly. I wouldn't have if I had been able to do what I know works for me in my smaller body. Being sick really put a hitch in my giddy-up.
Back to the 'kick start' idea: some people have added a little fat to their diet and had great results. Maybe my body needs that? I'll try it. If it sets me back instead of moving me ahead, at least I can pinpoint the cause and not do it again.
Also, some people have gone 'rogue' and figured out ways to not be bored that, heck, I may just try this time around. I'm thinking a 3 oz. glass of red wine in place of my veggies. I have a social gig tonight and may try that. However, on 500 calories (including the wine) and having not had any for almost 3 weeks, maybe I'll wait. I do have to drive home and even normally it only takes 2 classes for me to be lit.
I struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I tried everything to lose weight. Yes, I did 'eat less, move more' repeatedly, convinced that doing the same thing over and over would someone yield different results. Desperate, having diligently done all the 'right' things and being told by several doctors that there was nothing wrong with me except that I wasn't trying hard enough, in 2009 I tried what seemed crazy: Dr. Simeons Hcg protocol. I lost 85 lb.