Ideal Protein Diet - IP Weekend Chat HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Saturday 12/31 - Sunday 1/1/12




wuv2bloved
12-31-2011, 10:38 AM
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

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wuv2bloved
12-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Sorry to open the Chat so late but the site was not working for me. I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe New Years. We are making NEW lives for ourselves and improving each and every one of us. I think this will be OUR YEAR for GOALS!!!

happy2bthin
12-31-2011, 11:24 AM
Hi-I started on the boards yesterday a little late in the day.
I've shadowed for a while and have been on Ideal Protein since the end of July. I'm excited to be a part of this community because you are so inspirational and positive!


matolmama
12-31-2011, 11:51 AM
:newyear:yesterday i had a hula hoop delivered that i had ordered online (weighted and adult size). okay i am 52 and i have not hooped since i was a child, well imagine my suprise when i actually was able to keep it on my waist, nothing fancy but spinning all the same. wow, what a fun way to work on abdomen muscles etc. i do need to move some furniture a little bit to make room, hahaha.


:D

Junetwin11
12-31-2011, 11:52 AM
Happy New Year everyone. Just staying home w the hubby and pooch tonite. Saving my restricted snack for this evening. Just a regular day for me. Walk the dog, workout, do some shopping. Not having a bonfire tonite cause it is windy here. Just happy I won't be hungover tomorrow ;) LOL

JoLoMN
12-31-2011, 12:07 PM
Happy New Year Ipeeps!

Congratulations on a wonderful week JellyMae! SO excited for you!

Hope everyone has great WIs and NSVs!

Jo

JellyMae87
12-31-2011, 12:09 PM
Happy holiday weekend everyone... I too am staying home tonight. I fortunatly have to work tomorrow... But its no big deal since I will he making double time and a half!! Woot woot!! So once again no problems for me!!

SewingMomma
12-31-2011, 12:10 PM
Happy New Year!!! It's a foggy, warm day here in Louisiana. I'm taking the kids to the movies this afternoon, and we're staying in this weekend. What a nice change from the hustle and bustle of last weekend!

JellyMae87
12-31-2011, 12:16 PM
Happy New Year Ipeeps!

Congratulations on a wonderful week JellyMae! SO excited for you!

Hope everyone has great WIs and NSVs!

Jo

Thank you soo much!! For me, there is no looking back at this point.

TracyAWC
12-31-2011, 01:17 PM
Had WI - up .6 between unscheduled off program 24 hour Christmas Eve/Christmas and then Monday TOM. Back OP as of Monday though and still not in ketosis. I'm ready to plow through the next four weeks tho and see what I can get DONE!

Ilana1
12-31-2011, 01:38 PM
Happy New Year everyone! Since I am just getting started on IP (Day 3), we are going to stay in tonight. Too many cravings and temptations at the New Year's parties. ;) Working on goal setting for the upcoming 90 days and for 2012. Wishing all of you an amazing 2012!

Busymomx4
12-31-2011, 01:50 PM
Hope everyone has a great new year's eve.

Just staying home, kids are allowed to stay up til midnight (not sure if i'll make it though, lol). We've barely seen any of them since they all got their new laptops for christmas, lol.

Was playing Wii Dance party with my daughter yesterday...quite tiring, and my daughter who is so nice...kept laughing at me telling me i looked silly (she's 10), i guess she's not used to seeing me be able to do stuff that needs me to move that much, lol.

Wuvs Mom
12-31-2011, 01:52 PM
Happy New Year everyone!! Have a safe and fun time. Looking foward to 1012 should be interesting. This journey is to a new and healthier you. Stay strong. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!

Bellamack
12-31-2011, 01:54 PM
Wow! The end of another year, where does the time go? We are also staying home, I never trust other drivers on New Years, so we always stay home.

It is unusually warm in upstate NY, 46 degrees, unheard of! So, hubby & I just finished taking dow the Christmas lights, we usually don't until end of Feb or March. lol. I also took down the indoor decorations, now I have to dust and vacuum, yuck. It always looks sooooooo bare after de-decorating.

I can't wait to make it to my goal in 2012. And a big Thank-you to all of you who helped me get this far. God Bless You and have a Healthy, Happy 2012!

Trinique125
12-31-2011, 02:05 PM
Happy New Year Everyone!!

Just had my WI and I'm down another 2 lbs yayyyy
This time I will make my goal, never been there, tried for 8 years on WW because I thought it was the only diet out there for me. I was soooo wrong. So happy I started IP. My goal can finally become a reality. My dream can finally come through. 14 lbs in 5 weeks AMAZING

Have a good day everyone:)

Wuvs Mom
12-31-2011, 02:12 PM
O WOW!! I must have started partying early. 1012 really!! LOL!!!!!

galpal445
12-31-2011, 02:16 PM
This is my first day on the forum but my 4th week on the Ideal Protein plan. What a great way to start out the New Year. Am looking forward to getting rid of my excess weight once and for all by using the Ideal Protein plan.

Happy New Year everyone!

DanafromAustin
12-31-2011, 02:35 PM
Happy New Years everyone!!! :celebrate:

Since the weather is so beautiful out today and they lifted the burn ban (major drought in TX) we have decided to BBQ tonight and then later we are going to the movies. We will be back in time to watch the clock in Time Square on TV.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and happy 2012. This will be the year we all reach our goal - amazing and wonderful.

Pamelama
12-31-2011, 02:48 PM
A beautiful last day of 2011 here in CA. 65 degrees, sunny, beautiful. Spending the evening in with the family tonight. Maybe watch a movie. Doubt I'll make it till midnight, haha.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! May there be "less of us" in 2012.

Pam

wuv2bloved
12-31-2011, 03:03 PM
O WOW!! I must have started partying early. 1012 really!! LOL!!!!!

LOL...Mom, go edit your other post silly!!

Paint Lady
12-31-2011, 04:01 PM
Having a bunch of kids over tonight for a bonfire and fireworks! Bought hotdogs and buns and stuff to make s'mores for them. I usually let the kids drink sparkling grape juice out of my champagne glasses. This is a typical New Year's Eve for us. I'm making stuff I can eat early and will just bring it out by the fire when it's time to eat. We aren't big drinkers anyway, so that definitely won't be an issue. I can't drink around my children. I guess when I'm in parent mode, I can't just relax and have a beer or a glass of wine. Been that way since the first one was born. It's not anything that I set out to do, it just happened. Happy New Year's Eve! Be careful and mindful of those who don't make good choices tonight.

ptod
12-31-2011, 04:27 PM
Happy New Year! New Year - New You (and me too ;) )!

Wishing everyone continued success in the new year!

Let's celebrate every day - :carrot: :broc: :dance:

Giniwarrior
12-31-2011, 05:26 PM
Last year the snow was deep by now....this year it forgot to show up. Weird for our part of the country. Hmmm. Found a favorite drink combo that keeps me verrry happy. Soda water with equal parts of Torani's Black Cherry sugar free syrup and Chocolate sugar free syrup. Taste like chocolate covered cheeries. Yummm. Will be staying home for New Years. Its just too crazy in this resort town. So Happy New Year everyone. I do have a interesting question though. It is an odd one. I wonder if fat has memory? I will go from happy to sad and back again for no apparent reason as I lose the weight. I know weird.

patns
12-31-2011, 05:50 PM
Happy New Year Everyone!!

Just had my WI and I'm down another 2 lbs yayyyy
This time I will make my goal, never been there, tried for 8 years on WW because I thought it was the only diet out there for me. I was soooo wrong. So happy I started IP. My goal can finally become a reality. My dream can finally come through. 14 lbs in 5 weeks AMAZING

Have a good day everyone:)

Good for you!!!! That is amazing.

Pat

Junetwin11
12-31-2011, 05:50 PM
[QUOTE=Giniwarrior; I wonder if fat has memory? I will go from happy to sad and back again for no apparent reason as I lose the weight. I know weird.[/QUOTE]


Interesting: I too get mixed emotions, but the feeling of being in control, finally, is so good. I am sad sometimes to be letting go of the "fat old me". The "new me" is what I believed I could be. My dreams of a "slim me" have come true. And it can for everyone. :hug:

Marionm
12-31-2011, 06:07 PM
:newyear:yesterday i had a hula hoop delivered that i had ordered online (weighted and adult size). okay i am 52 and i have not hooped since i was a child, well imagine my suprise when i actually was able to keep it on my waist, nothing fancy but spinning all the same. wow, what a fun way to work on abdomen muscles etc. i do need to move some furniture a little bit to make room, hahaha. :D

I have to admit that sounds like fun! I'm not sure if it would hurt or help the bursitis I currently have though....

Determinedat47
12-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Had WI - up .6 between unscheduled off program 24 hour Christmas Eve/Christmas and then Monday TOM. Back OP as of Monday though and still not in ketosis. I'm ready to plow through the next four weeks tho and see what I can get DONE!

If you are 100% on plan, you most definitely would have been in ketosis by Wednesday.

Angelique06
12-31-2011, 06:34 PM
I would like to wish everyone a safe & Happy New Year.

This is the first year we are going out as we usually stay home as it is our daughter's birthday. We are getting together with all our friends from "the lake", I was hoping not to "reveal" myself until we all go camping in May, however I am so looking forward to seeing each other sooner.

shelly ann
12-31-2011, 11:17 PM
Last year the snow was deep by now....this year it forgot to show up. Weird for our part of the country. Hmmm. Found a favorite drink combo that keeps me verrry happy. Soda water with equal parts of Torani's Black Cherry sugar free syrup and Chocolate sugar free syrup. Taste like chocolate covered cheeries. Yummm. Will be staying home for New Years. Its just too crazy in this resort town. So Happy New Year everyone. I do have a interesting question though. It is an odd one. I wonder if fat has memory? I will go from happy to sad and back again for no apparent reason as I lose the weight. I know weird.

Gini - funny you should mention this as I just read an article on cell memory and obesity that one of the UWMC physicians is participating in. I'll see if I can find the link. It was pretty interesting. -Shelly

shelly ann
12-31-2011, 11:24 PM
Here's the link to the article on obesity and and how it changes the brain - sorry I said it was cell memory. Anyhow, it's interesting.

http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/evidence-found-for-brain-injury-in-diet-induced-obesity

JellyMae87
01-01-2012, 02:17 AM
Happy New Years everyone... I will be at work all day tomorrow. So I hope that I will get to hear all your party stories!!!

newmom7611
01-01-2012, 02:26 AM
Happy new years everyone!! Well I've been driving 45 mins (one way) to my clinic for weigh in every week... And I just found out that there is an Ip clinic--- ON MY STREET!! Omg when I called the closer place the woman laughed nicely at my story then told me to start going there. I'm going for a "final" weigh in and to get my folder so I can transfer smoothly. How foolish of me!! I'm going to save so much gas and time. I cancelled my weigh in last week fir an interview so I have no clue how much i am down :( I'm so anxious!!! I have never cheated, so I wanted that smile and the good feeling of a loss during the holidays... Oh well. Big loss Thursday I hope! Good job on losses for everyone!

sekc14
01-01-2012, 10:38 AM
Why is it difficult to come back to IP after already having done the program? I'd like to take a break from Ketosis over the summer and then start up again in the fall. The threads I've read say to keep going until you've lost all the weight and don't go OP. Has anyone successfully gone 6 months, transitioned off for awhile and then successfully restarted IP to finish their weight loss journey that would recommend doing it that way?

JoLoMN
01-01-2012, 11:06 AM
JellyMae,

Sorry to disappoint, but no party updates from me. My family and I went to church last night and I think I was in bed sleeping by 8:15 PM. I didn't even manage to stay awake for the Bourne movie I was watching, let alone see the NY Times Square ball drop. Well, I did remain OP, so for me, my new year's quiet, sleep-in celebration was fab!

Anyone have any great resolutions to share? Here's some of mine:
(1) Exercise - strength train 3 x per week; do lots of cardio - at least 3 x per week, but may always work in more
(2) De-clutter my house - love the changes in my closet due to IP - need more of these changes in many areas of my home
(3) Explore cheaper cable options - need to learn more about hulu and netflix to lower my cable bill - with all the IP changes in my life, I'm home less to watch all those channels, and I feel I need less clutter in this area as well
(4) Reward myself for Maintenance (on Phase 3 now) by purchasing an ipad so I can continue to be rejuvenated by this wonderful community of Ipeeps

Happy New Year all!
Jo

JellyMae87
01-01-2012, 12:28 PM
I was looking at the iPad as well... I saw it for a pretty decent price at sams club.... My birthday is in 2 weeks!!

JellyMae87
01-01-2012, 12:30 PM
Also. If anyways likes to read people magazine.... It's a pretty motivational issue. It's all basically about weight loss and different programs.... But I loved all the before and after pictures!!

galpal445
01-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Well I've been driving 45 mins (one way) to my clinic for weigh in every week... And I just found out that there is an Ip clinic--- ON MY STREET!!

I'm so glad you are going to be able to get to your weekly weigh-ins much easier! I too drive 40 minutes each way to see my coach. But even if I found one closer to me I wouldn't change it. My coach is in my primary care physician's office and she checks with my doctor if something comes up that may impact my health. This makes me feel like I am being very well-cared for.
I just don't go every week for the weigh-in. I chose to go for 3 weeks this time between official weigh-ins but may go to every other week so I don't have to wait so long.

I hope you find your new coach to be absolutely wonderful!:)

galpal445
01-01-2012, 01:17 PM
Why is it difficult to come back to IP after already having done the program? I'd like to take a break from Ketosis over the summer and then start up again in the fall.

I can't address the issue with the IP diet but I CAN say without a doubt that I have stalled out trying to return to other diets. Atkins was the last one I tried to return to after going off of it for a while. I just could not make myself get back into tracking all my carbs and figuring out net carbs or trying to find something crispy to eat (celery just doesn't do it). I didn't want to give up my simple carbs (candy, cinnamon rolls, homemade bread, potato chips, etc). I just couldn't make myself do it.

It's kind of the same as quiting smoking. If you quit and never start again you begin to get used to feeling better, breathing better and finding other things to do with your hands. But if you quit for a little bit and then start up again you never get to the up side of not smoking. You have a hard time trying to quit again because now you know how truly difficult it is to stop smoking, how crappy you feel while you are quitting and you don't want to give up the high you get from smoking. You never got to the point where you felt so much better NOT smoking so you just don't want to go to the work of trying to quit again.

I'm hoping this makes sense to you because I truly believe it would be a mistake for you to stop following the IP plan for the summer thinking you will restart it in the fall. Once you start eating all the food that got you overweight in the first place you will have a very difficult time giving them up again. Plus you will most likely gain any weight you had taken off and have to start all over again. But it IS your decision and only you can make it.

Have a great day!

DanafromAustin
01-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Why is it difficult to come back to IP after already having done the program? I'd like to take a break from Ketosis over the summer and then start up again in the fall. The threads I've read say to keep going until you've lost all the weight and don't go OP. Has anyone successfully gone 6 months, transitioned off for awhile and then successfully restarted IP to finish their weight loss journey that would recommend doing it that way?

Are you talking about totally going off IP or are you talking about phasing off into maintenance? Why do you feel a need to take a break from Ketosis? Judging from how much you have left to loose, it looks like you might get to goal before summer anyway.

I don't think getting back on IP after stopping it before you reach goal is any more difficult than any other diet - all diets are difficult to restart. I do speak from experience too. I have been on lots of diets, but Atkins and Jenny Craig are the too I lost the most amount of weight on. Both of them I fell off of the wagon about 40 to 50 pounds into it. I was never again successful about restarting either of them again and of course I eventually gained back all that I had lost plus more. I call it the golden rule - it's never the same as the first time around. For that very reason I'm not stopping till I reach my goal and then phasing off into maintenance. This is for the rest of my life otherwise I will end up just as I have before.

Marionm
01-01-2012, 04:08 PM
Why is it difficult to come back to IP after already having done the program? I'd like to take a break from Ketosis over the summer and then start up again in the fall. The threads I've read say to keep going until you've lost all the weight and don't go OP. Has anyone successfully gone 6 months, transitioned off for awhile and then successfully restarted IP to finish their weight loss journey that would recommend doing it that way?

SekC, At the risk of being much less than subtle, I wouldn't be worried about summer yet. It's barely January. If you stay on plan and don't cheat, it's likely you can be at your goal by then. It's only going to give you an excuse to fail if you focus on doing or not doing what many of us have told you is going to be difficult. Focus on doing what is best now,

The reasons it is difficult vary for each person, but the reality is that it is.

lindac36
01-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Tomorrow 11 am is my start appointment. I guess I will actually begin on Tuesday morning...SO EXCITED!!!

lindac36
01-01-2012, 04:29 PM
Is it odd that what I am most looking forward to is buying new bras?

galpal445
01-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Is it odd that what I am most looking forward to is buying new bras?

Not odd at all! Love the idea of being able to buy bras that I don't have to buy out of the big women's catalogs. Something pretty instead of totally functional.

I think you will love the IP plan...I know I do! Good luck!!!

newmom7611
01-01-2012, 05:03 PM
Thank you galpal.. I'm excited to switch because my previous coach was more of a salesperson and never really answered any of my questions... More like walked around them. Very frustrating. Glad you have a great coach--- hopefully I will too :)

wuv2bloved
01-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Hey everyone, stayed in last night, the kids had friends over for a party here. Just had chips and I grilled so it wasn't tempting. There was a really bad fog here so i suggested they just stay home and invited friends to come over. They had a great time so that is all that matters. Here is starting off 2012 with a positive note!!! We ALL can DO THIS and we ALL will DO THIS!!

sekc14
01-01-2012, 08:06 PM
galpal445, DanafromAustin, Marionm, thanks for your responses. My current goal is 160, size 12 but, I'm contemplating 125 as the real goal. I feel there will be an emotional adjustment before dropping further and I don't even know what size I need to be. My real goal is to be able to mount my horse from the ground, have a better seat so that I can ride confidently cross country, and join the fox hunting group. I should probably weigh 125-135 max for my height. I'd like to be able to trail ride to the vineyards and go wine tasting this summer. I don't want to go hog wild with high glycemic carbs as I've now realized from being in ketosis that carbs are NOT my friends. High glycemic carbs are the bane of my existence and I wish I had learned this 30 years ago, my life would've been different. However, things are as they are and I'm ready to move on. Just want to set my goal right from the start. I'm contemplating going straight through until I've lost down to 125. TBH, I am absolutely determined to stay OP 150-160, just not sure that I'm ready to commit to 125.

I was able to make it through an entire day of homemade Christmas cookies sitting on the cubicle next to mine without even considering eating so much as a smidgeon of a bite! Everyone came over to eat and rave aloud about how incredibly moist and wonderful they were. The very same evening I went to a group study with more homemade cookies sitting on the coffee table within inches of me and everyone slamming down cookies like they were vitamins. I went to a Christmas party with open bar and every type of alcohol, every type of dessert, cookie, pie, food, etc. I never faltered. But, I would so like to enjoy the beautiful view on my back deck while sipping a glass of wine this summer and ride horses to the vineyard for a wine tasting. (Sorry for all the food talk).

Fizzyizzy
01-02-2012, 01:14 AM
Happy New Year everyone!

I took it easy last night because I worked yesterday and today. The boyfriend went to a party and I just wasn't in the mood. It's been a looooong time since I wasn't hung over on January 1st, so I love thinking about setting up the year RIGHT.

Weigh in is tomorrow- haven't been in about two weeks, so I'm hoping for some nice results. I can't wait to update my status, and think about moving into phase two.