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HCG Diet Protocol Phase 2: Tips for enhancing your weight loss

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For most of us, doing HCG is a big deal. Keeping in mind that it is only 3-6 weeks of my life, I really want to get the most out of it that I can. Here are some ways that I have found or heard about that can help enhance your weight loss during Phase 2. Use the ORIGINAL protocol. 500 calories, NO extras, no oils, no fats, no sugars no starches, etc. No yogurt, tofu, additional vegetables or fruits, etc. There are many variations out there, but the original protocol seems to work the best for...

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HCG Diet Protocol: Realistic Goals: how much weight should you be losing?

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I frequently get people writing to me saying things like, ‘I lost 10 pounds in 10 days, but I haven’t lost a pound for 5 days! What am I doing wrong?’ It is important to keep in mind that The AVERAGE weight loss for most women is about .3 – .5 pounds per day at best. I think the total average can depend on 1) how much weight you have to lose 2) your age, 3) how long you have had the weight on your body, 4) health issues, and other individual factors. That 10 pounds is going to balance...

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What does it take to remain in love with your partner long term?

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What does it take to remain in love with your partner long term? My husband and I, when we were first married, heard someone say ‘tolerance’. At the time, being the naïve personal growth workshop junkies that we were, we were horrified, thinking that ‘tolerance’ meant barely putting up with each other. To us, ‘tolerance’ was just a form of settling. Of course, we were not about to settle for anything less than perfect. After 23 years of marriage, we can both now say that...

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Why men can’t win an argument with a woman

Posted in Quirky & Trendy Stuff, Relationships, Soap Box, Uncategorized | 34 comments

I recently saw a number of posts that talk about the inability of men to win an argument with a woman. Most were pretty disparaging of women. Some of these articles were funny and written with humor, however most implied somehow that women are overbearing, impossible to deal with, illogical, and unrealistic. Some stated that women ‘speak nonsense’ and ‘repeat themselves’. They also made points such as ‘women base their arguments on emotionality only.’ Several discussed specific...

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Men have needs …

Posted in Masen's Contributions, Relationships, Soap Box, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Men have needs. This comes as no surprise to women, but men have needs too. The problem is, it comes as a big surprise to most men. Men are taught from a very young age that having needs is weak. Can you imagine a professional football player stopping play in the middle of a game because he needs to communicate a feeling. “Hey ref, I feel really inadequate and ashamed when you call holding on me. I was just trying to feel closer to the other team.” Or how about on the battlefield. “Captain, I...

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How can I love my partner so much when I hate them so much right now?

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What do I do when I hate my partner who I really love? I recently received an email from a good friend asking me this question. How do you deal with your feelings when you are enraged at your partner? What do you do when you are triggered, hurt, feeling betrayed, and most of all when you are sure that you are ‘right’ about what the other person did to you? This really is the greatest challenge of long term partnership. Part of what makes it so difficult is that when triggered often enough,...

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