Ideal Protein Diet - Starting IP again for the 2nd time!




erin11585
01-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Just wanted to say hello again! I am starting IP today for the second time. I did it from May - October in 2011 and then took a 2 month break.
My birthday is actually next week so I celebrated 10 days early in order to start IP sooner! haha.
Gained about 5ish pounds back over the two months (give or take a few), but all my "smaller" clothes still fit!

Hoping the Day 3 issue doesn't hit me too hard - I have plans that evening as part of a birthday gift, it will be terrible if I'm sick!


Shrinking Sandra
01-10-2012, 07:15 PM
i did IP from March-July 2011. then took 6 months off. I am now up by 20lbs. my own fault. I got married in July and that mixed with the holidays I just gave up. I too started back yesterday. hope you're not too sick. I am also wondering if the second time around we will lose as fast? I tried to find out from other threads about restarting, but they are too long and too many comments to weed through. Good luck!

Gabby Lou
01-10-2012, 08:10 PM
Shrinking Sandra, I also took 6 months off and gained 25lbs. I did some work in Texas and way to good. My vice is Mexican Food. I'm back home and on my 2nd day of IP. I remember being anxious and having more energy. This time I am anxious and really tired. I added a extra protein tonight because I don't like this tired feeling. Good luck and congratulations to getting married. My husband and I celebrate our 21st on the 12th. I will be having 1 restricted bar in stead of a piece of cake that day.


erin11585
01-10-2012, 09:45 PM
I just finished Day 2 (of Round 2), and honestly I have such an urge to cheat - I NEVER did the first time around. Maybe it was because I had 2 months of being able to eat cheese/salsa & chips/nuts. :( It is going to be hard to get thru this week, then after that I'm sure the urges will stop

ginBAM
01-11-2012, 08:37 AM
hello, everyone I just restarted on Saterday, and have made it till to day with no cheats. I did feel a little tired and added a little extra protien. I feel very good about being successful. Just remember you had the will power and self-control to do this once, belive in yourself that you can do it again. I hope you all have a good rest of the week.

sarahmayhem
01-11-2012, 10:06 AM
I just finished Day 2 (of Round 2), and honestly I have such an urge to cheat - I NEVER did the first time around. Maybe it was because I had 2 months of being able to eat cheese/salsa & chips/nuts. :( It is going to be hard to get thru this week, then after that I'm sure the urges will stop

Stick with it! You can do this...ALL of you can! You did it the first time, you can do it again!

longdivision
01-11-2012, 01:06 PM
i just restarted on monday! i was on IP from early jan 2011 to august 2011 and lost 95 lbs. i was off for 5 months and i have no idea how much i gained because i don't have a scale (i should get one asap). i do know that i no longer fir into size 4 jeans, and 6 is quite a bit tight. size 8 is most comfortable right now, but i want to be back in 4s. if i had to guess, i'd say i put on 15-20 lbs total, but that weight gain was only from thanksgiving until now. i maintained at 144-146 until almost the end of novemeber, then i started eating anything and everything because i knew i was getting back on plan in january. ugh, bad idea. anyhow, i'm on my 3rd day and my size 6 pants are already starting to fit better!!

kdspirited
01-11-2012, 01:22 PM
I started again Jan 4th and today I had my W1 weigh in and I am doing 5.6 lbs. I need to loose 3.4 more to go to go back to where I was before I took a break. I am sure ill meet it by next week. Anything after that is a bonus

Linden
01-11-2012, 03:18 PM
i just restarted on monday! i was on IP from early jan 2011 to august 2011 and lost 95 lbs. i was off for 5 months and i have no idea how much i gained because i don't have a scale (i should get one asap). i do know that i no longer fir into size 4 jeans, and 6 is quite a bit tight. size 8 is most comfortable right now, but i want to be back in 4s. if i had to guess, i'd say i put on 15-20 lbs total, but that weight gain was only from thanksgiving until now. i maintained at 144-146 until almost the end of novemeber, then i started eating anything and everything because i knew i was getting back on plan in january. ugh, bad idea. anyhow, i'm on my 3rd day and my size 6 pants are already starting to fit better!!

Hey Laura, it's so good to see you again, even under the circumstances. Geeze, you were so very, very good. WHAT? Ok, that is NOT appropriate but I kind of care, as I'm sure most people who've come to know you do. And you're still way ahead of most people's game.

Regardless, since you left there are 3 really great maintenance threads, 2 in the stickies, and one still open. They might be really helpful because there are subtle nuances there. And you'd be MOST welcome in the Hard to restart thread. You're insight is always appreciated.

jd447
01-11-2012, 03:28 PM
i just restarted on monday! i was on IP from early jan 2011 to august 2011 and lost 95 lbs. i was off for 5 months and i have no idea how much i gained because i don't have a scale (i should get one asap). i do know that i no longer fir into size 4 jeans, and 6 is quite a bit tight. size 8 is most comfortable right now, but i want to be back in 4s. if i had to guess, i'd say i put on 15-20 lbs total, but that weight gain was only from thanksgiving until now. i maintained at 144-146 until almost the end of novemeber, then i started eating anything and everything because i knew i was getting back on plan in january. ugh, bad idea. anyhow, i'm on my 3rd day and my size 6 pants are already starting to fit better!!

Hmm..it feels like I could have written that post except for the size 4 pants! I started IP in Feb 2011 and lost 95 lbs. I went off in Sept and have been doing a really bad job of controlling my diet since. My size 8s have gotten really tight and I decided to go back OP. I also stepped on the scale this morning (first time in a long time) and I am up 23 lbs. :?: I am on day 3 and am back in ketosis. I am doing this week with alternatives but just made an appointment to start back up next week at a different clinic. I have heard really good things about this new clinic so I am hoping for a better phase off and maintenance experience.
Here's to a great OP week for all of us! :D

Shrinking Sandra
01-11-2012, 08:22 PM
i just restarted on monday! i was on IP from early jan 2011 to august 2011 and lost 95 lbs. i was off for 5 months and i have no idea how much i gained because i don't have a scale (i should get one asap). i do know that i no longer fir into size 4 jeans, and 6 is quite a bit tight. size 8 is most comfortable right now, but i want to be back in 4s. if i had to guess, i'd say i put on 15-20 lbs total, but that weight gain was only from thanksgiving until now. i maintained at 144-146 until almost the end of novemeber, then i started eating anything and everything because i knew i was getting back on plan in january. ugh, bad idea. anyhow, i'm on my 3rd day and my size 6 pants are already starting to fit better!!


NOT YOU TOO!!! I was always amazed by your weight loss and found you to be such an inspiration. Amazing how many of us started again on Monday!

Last time I was excited and had no urge to cheat, but this time around, I want to eat everything in sight, It is MUCH harder.

patns
01-11-2012, 08:33 PM
i did IP from March-July 2011. then took 6 months off. I am now up by 20lbs. my own fault. I got married in July and that mixed with the holidays I just gave up. I too started back yesterday. hope you're not too sick. I am also wondering if the second time around we will lose as fast? I tried to find out from other threads about restarting, but they are too long and too many comments to weed through. Good luck!

You are beautiful in your wedding picture! Good for you getting a handle on the regain quick, you will be great by summer.

mlseward
01-11-2012, 11:16 PM
I am... Well have started again. I managed a few months in 2010 but fell of the wagon around Christmas. I had been really strggeling with only being able to loose .5 to one pound a week. With all the money and the stress for so little results, I gave up. I've started on my own using eas carb control shakes, I've upped my protien to about 10 oz give or take. I've found the extra protien really helps control the hunger. In a week an a half I'm down 9 pounds. Today is the best day I've had. Finally wasnt as dizzy and week and cleaned house with out to much struggeling :). I look forward to giving it a go with you all!!

mlseward
01-11-2012, 11:35 PM
I should add that last time I really struggled with cheets, this time I'm assuming that with the upped protien I havn't cheeted yet. I've had a few moments when the urge hit hard (Daughter baked brownies, I walked off and left them. I don't know where this will power came from but I sure hope it sticks around! Hugs to all!

Mom3LoveBugs
01-11-2012, 11:47 PM
I re-started almost a week ago after taking a break for nearly a month. I only gained less then 2 lbs during that time but holy smokes do I feel SO much better being back OP!! I'm not bloated anymore and I love knowing what I can and cannot have.... it's a control thing. ;)

Best wishes to everyone! :)

marie montreal
01-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Congrats to shrinking Sandra, what you have lost is what I need to lose. Totally inspiring! Keep up the great work.

tejaae
01-12-2012, 01:16 PM
I don't really post on here, ever.... But I'm a lurker.
And I've decided I really need the support. I've been "on" the program since Dec 15 2010. I lost 50lbs from then till about July 2011. But fell off program when I got too comfortable with it. Allowing myself a cheat here and there. I maintained a 40lb loss in total thru the summer (only gaining back the 10lbs) I figured come the fall I would high tail my toosh into full gear again. But holidays rolled in, adding on another 10lb gain (making a 20lb gain and 30lb loss in total). I was so devastated that every week I would try to start and fall right back into temptation. It feels so much stronger this time, and my willpower seems so depleted.

I know I need to finish and get off the remainding 50lbs I want to lose. But when I look at that number seeing that only 6months ago it was 30lbs to goal I feel like a failure. But a bigger failure would be to give in completely and never get back on program at all. I know that.

But like I previously stated the willpower is gone. If you really look at it though I had enough willpower to continue checking in at my IP doctor every week, and to come here and ask for help from you guys.

So that is my start I guess. I've been getting the 3rd day headaches and detox problems we all see. Been trying to keep with the extra protein and keep it all in check.

So whatever words of wisdom anyone can give to say a good ole "thata girl, keep it up" I'll take it. Becuase we all can use a lil bit of cheerleader in our life to keep us with our heads held high.

"Thata girls/boys!!!" :carrot:

wuv2bloved
01-12-2012, 01:36 PM
I don't really post on here, ever.... But I'm a lurker.
And I've decided I really need the support. I've been "on" the program since Dec 15 2010. I lost 50lbs from then till about July 2011. But fell off program when I got too comfortable with it. Allowing myself a cheat here and there. I maintained a 40lb loss in total thru the summer (only gaining back the 10lbs) I figured come the fall I would high tail my toosh into full gear again. But holidays rolled in, adding on another 10lb gain (making a 20lb gain and 30lb loss in total). I was so devastated that every week I would try to start and fall right back into temptation. It feels so much stronger this time, and my willpower seems so depleted.

I know I need to finish and get off the remainding 50lbs I want to lose. But when I look at that number seeing that only 6months ago it was 30lbs to goal I feel like a failure. But a bigger failure would be to give in completely and never get back on program at all. I know that.

But like I previously stated the willpower is gone. If you really look at it though I had enough willpower to continue checking in at my IP doctor every week, and to come here and ask for help from you guys.

So that is my start I guess. I've been getting the 3rd day headaches and detox problems we all see. Been trying to keep with the extra protein and keep it all in check.

So whatever words of wisdom anyone can give to say a good ole "thata girl, keep it up" I'll take it. Becuase we all can use a lil bit of cheerleader in our life to keep us with our heads held high.

"Thata girls/boys!!!" :carrot:

Well you have come to the right place....you came out of lurking for ONE and for TWO you came here for support. You will have that here, This can make you accountable. Join our Valentine challenge to help keep you on track. We are all in the same boat and keep each other afloat...welcome back and her is to those last pounds you need to lose!!!!...you are going through the detox so you are headed in the correction direction that is for sure....no turning back now!!!

Shrinking Sandra
01-12-2012, 07:54 PM
You are beautiful in your wedding picture! Good for you getting a handle on the regain quick, you will be great by summer.

thank you so much. I knew since I was a child what dress I wanted to wear when I got married (the one audrey hepburn wore in sabrina) but there was NO way at over 200lbs and a size 18-20 I could have done it. so I found IP and made sure I would be able to have the dress made, and not look like a whale in it.

Good for all of us for getting back on the wagon! There seems to be a pattern. first time around seems MUCH easier for everyone. second round is MUCH tougher. Not sure why. thank you again.

Shrinking Sandra
01-12-2012, 08:42 PM
[QUOTE=marie montreal;4168470]Congrats to shrinking Sandra, what you have lost is what I need to lose. Totally inspiring! Keep up the great work.[/QUOTE

a fellow Canadian! Merci. Je ne sais pas si je m'appellerais une inspiration, mais cela est très gentil. I plan on keeping it up, I just find it much harder this time around.

Linden
01-13-2012, 05:14 AM
Good for all of us for getting back on the wagon! There seems to be a pattern. first time around seems MUCH easier for everyone. second round is MUCH tougher. Not sure why. thank you again.

Honestly, Sandra, it isn't that way for everyone. Or maybe I was just more desperate to lose. :^: :D

erin11585
01-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Well I'm on Day 5 and according to my scale I'm the same weight! :( I've been really sick the past month or so, not too sure what is going on - have to go to a specialist Feb 1st. May have lupus. But either way, it worked for a me a few months ago, why isn't it working now?! :(

Mom3LoveBugs
01-13-2012, 11:33 AM
today was my week 1 weigh in after my re-start.... I am down 6 lbs

when I first started back in October, week 1 weigh in was -8.8 lbs

pretty comparable I think! :D

terrid61
01-16-2012, 04:29 PM
I restarted today. My previous stint was July 2010 through mid September 2010 and had to stop for a surgery. During this time lost 30 # and was about 8 # short of my goal. I am up 12# since then and decided to get back in the saddle...I really liked the program and should be able to get the remainder off in a couple of months. I did not get to phase off like your normally would, so I am hoping that this will help me do a better job this time around. I love this website and always find it a great source of support!

machbasy
01-16-2012, 05:30 PM
I'm starting back on IP after being off protocol for about a year. In 2010, I lost 45 pounds, but gradually gained it all back last year. Totally my fault for not phasing off the program correctly. I will not make that mistake again.

I went to a different clinic this time; one where I can just drop in and buy the products and I don't have to meet with a coach. Can anyone tell me if the protocol changed since 2010? I seem to recall reading that the protein was increased from 5 to 7 to 8 oz. Anything else I should know about? Can someone direct me to an updated protocol sheet? I checked the FAQ but I only found posts from 2009.

Thanks!

wuv2bloved
01-16-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm starting back on IP after being off protocol for about a year. In 2010, I lost 45 pounds, but gradually gained it all back last year. Totally my fault for not phasing off the program correctly. I will not make that mistake again.

I went to a different clinic this time; one where I can just drop in and buy the products and I don't have to meet with a coach. Can anyone tell me if the protocol changed since 2010? I seem to recall reading that the protein was increased from 5 to 7 to 8 oz. Anything else I should know about? Can someone direct me to an updated protocol sheet? I checked the FAQ but I only found posts from 2009.

Thanks!

here is the sheet I received in April of 2011

machbasy
01-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Thanks so much wuv2bloved!

wuv2bloved
01-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Thanks so much wuv2bloved!

you are welcome:hug:

kdspirited
01-16-2012, 06:24 PM
In round two I am now where I left off back in October. I am at the 127 mark now. I am on a business trip this week and have wowed to stay strong. I am in Paris so it will be a challenge but this time I am committed to loosing the weight. I am 13 lbs away from phasing 2 keep going

Linden
01-17-2012, 05:21 AM
In round two I am now where I left off back in October. I am at the 127 mark now. I am on a business trip this week and have wowed to stay strong. I am in Paris so it will be a challenge but this time I am committed to loosing the weight. I am 13 lbs away from phasing 2 keep going

Except for breakfasts, this could be a breeze. Real plate lunches instead of sandwiches and fries, etc. Bon chance!

2Balance
01-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Round 2! Lost a total of 37#s. Took a break for the holidays because I have to drive 1.5 hours to get to my coach. Gained back 10#s. Restarting is a real challenge but I need to loose another 30# from where I am right now. Want to be done by Spring Break so I can have a vacation where I am not hiding from the camera. :) I want to stay motivated.