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.