Pema Gives A Lesson

I bet it’s pretty clear that I have some pretty bad habits. I have a tendency to make mountains out of molehills, hold on to things that serve me no purpose, and repeat mistakes. I have asked God on many occasions to free me of these crazy tendencies… over and over… and over again.
Now, I’m [...]

Anxiety For Nothing

I’ve been a walking freak show lately. Since I came out of ketosis for my surgery I’ve had a hell of a time getting back into the swing of things. As the days progressed I started feeling like I was this huge, blubbering mess and that I must have gained 10,000 pounds (yes, unreasonable but [...]

Shape Shifting and My Closet of Hope

Some days this lifestyle change is the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Other days I can’t think of anything more challenging. It’s been 3 months and I’m down nearly 70lbs. That’s a lot of weight… in not a lot of time. As you know I don’t weigh myself at home (if you didn’t know that [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Victory in Cotton

Today is Day 5 of Ideal Protein. I haven’t weighed myself and I have no plans to until my scheduled weigh ins at the facility. I have no idea how much weight I’ve lost and since I can become a bit crazy obsessive extremely interested with daily weigh ins I’ve decided to get weighed there [...]

Hungry? No!

It’s Day 3 of IP and I have to say that the weirdest thing is that I haven’t been hungry AT ALL and I’m following the protocol without fail. More than not being hungry, I find myself not thinking about food. I’m the type of person that thinks of “future food.” What does that mean? [...]

Day 2: Surprisingly Happy

I’ve been on many diets. Too many diets. Usually after the first day of no carbs I’m ready to jump out of a window — correction — I’m ready to throw someone out of a window. What’s different about this program that I can immediately see is that it isn’t just a “shake loss.” So [...]