There’s a McDonald’s!

I always say that I can wake up in the morning and set my watch to my husband. He’s Mr. Routine. I know where he is at precisely the same time virtually every morning. I’m not that routine. At least I didn’t think I was. Changing the way you eat makes you keenly aware of your [...]

What Weighs 30 Pounds?

This past Friday I crossed the 30 pound weight loss milestone. It’s amazing to see just how much I’ve changed in 5 short weeks. I’m noticing that my t-shirts appear longer, I’m on the first hooks on my bras and my pants look like they belong to someone else. Trying to put that visually I did [...]

Move Over Potato! Make Room For Rutabaga

If you’re here reading this chances are that you have a firm love and affection for potatoes. You are not alone. I am a potato lover and trust me when I tell you that I have mourned to loss of potatoes on IP. Although the plan’s Potato Puree is decent… it’s definitely NOT potato. Oh, [...]

28 days 27 Pounds

I had my fourth weigh in today and I was nervous. Last week I had a banner week. I ate well, took my vitamins, drank loads of water and I felt so in my stride. Then came this week like a freight train!
Losing work days to the storm made things challenging. I didn’t want to [...]

Don’t Reinvent The Wheel

Needless to say, this past week was hard. Despite all the weather and dragon slaying (see my last post) I was met this week by my Auntie Flo… you know what I mean. When it’s that time I have a tendency to bloat and I just wasn’t expecting much of a loss. Shockingly enough I lost [...]

Hurricanes, Dragon Slaying, and Meltdowns

I’m from a the smallest state in the nation. Just over a million people call Rhode Island their home but many more visit here and summer here because we truly are The Ocean State. Our coastlines have wooed Hollywood Stars, hosted royalty, and keep millions of people returning annually. Growing up here you see the beauty [...]

It’s The Little Things

It’s been two weeks and I’m pleased to say that with my Week Two 5lb loss I’m down 15lbs!! That’s more than enough to be pleased with but since I have a history of pinning a lot of happiness (or anxiety) to those numbers I’m going to point out the little things that have made [...]

Future Food

Two weeks ago I walked into my Ideal Protein office for the introductory session and things have been going well. I noticed yesterday that there was something quite different. It wasn’t like a feeling of something small. I was keenly aware that something was different and I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Today, [...]

Strength in Numbers

There’s a certain amount of pressure in starting a weight loss program. Once people know you’re doing something — no mater what it is — they have something to say. Sometimes positive and really good but more often than not it begins the barrage of comments like:
Are you supposed to eat that?
Why can’t you have [...]

Fat Pants Insurance

Sometimes, weight gain is so slow it’s almost invisible. It feels like one moment you’re on your best behavior and things are going well and somehow — seemingly overnight — you’re back in your fat pants and you don’t know exactly when it happened.
I knew I was gaining weight but I didn’t know that I [...]