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jwdesselle
07-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Hey everyone. I just want to check with you all and see what you experience when you go for your weigh in.

I went yesterday, and just feel like it is pretty lack luster. I get there, the nutritionist brings me back to an 'exam' room. She asks how's it going, I say great. I jump on the scale then she writes down my weight, BMI, etc. and takes my measurements. Then I look at a sheet of paper with the food offerings and pick what I need for the week. That's it. I just expected more, but am not really sure what all that should include.

Is this pretty much what you go through at your WI?
Thanks


marlenesuer
07-12-2012, 01:00 PM
J - at least your weigh ins are/were more exciting than mine. :dizzy:

(monday was my last weigh in as I'm now going to move forward on my own)

My coach never even measured me. It was only when I came onto this website did I realize that measuring was a part of the weigh in.

My coach took my body fat and bmi at my consultation and that was it - never took it again.

I always went in w/a small notebook of questions that had occurred to me over the past week - sometimes I had 1 question - sometimes I had 5 but either way, the coach wasn't very receptive to talking thru things.

dizzyjean
07-12-2012, 01:03 PM
yep, that's the drill. I do try to think up good questions about exercise or other stuff.
When I really need something, I email the owner of the clinic, who is a chiropracture. sp.
I am actually thinking of switching clinics, as there is 1 MUCH closer- that I did not know about when I joined. Hope they will let me. Also, my clinic upped the cost of food by $1.00 per packet. $21 more per week. yikes!


Meagan240
07-12-2012, 01:03 PM
I go in, I'm weighed, then measured, then they ask how my week was and if I had any difficulties, she hands me a flow sheet of my measurements and I'm on my way to pick out my week's food. That's it! Are we missing out on something? :(

vovo
07-12-2012, 01:04 PM
I have my 3rd WI tomorrow.

Everyone at the clinic I go to is very friendly and supportive - event the front desk staff. There are a total of 3 coaches - 2 are the owner-chiropracters of the office and 1 is just a coach. All three have been on the plan and communicate with each other so I don't get mixed messaging.

My WIs start with the usual -measurements, checking weight & BMI. While doing all of this, they will ask how the week went, ask if I had any difficulty/concerns, or ask if there's any way they can help me.

Then i just go "shopping" for packets displayed on their shelves. That's about it

New Englander
07-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Hi, Hmm...I would get all my measurements done and then my coach would review my journal and ask for clarification on what I put in it. I would also make sure to go with any questions I had which would begin dialogs between us and get my questions answered. At the beginning they would take 15 minutes and towards then middle and end of P1 they would literally just be the length of time it would take me to get my measurements done and I was out the door.

Don't be shy about speaking up and asking for more feedback and possible recommendations on what you're doing.

Personally, I always found I got tons more information from this site than my coach...

:)

New Englander
07-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Oh and I would pick up my food which was order 3 days in advance of my meeting...

LizRR
07-12-2012, 01:48 PM
It's usually ~15 minutes, I go to the exam room, get weighed, measured at my waist/hips/bust/arm/thigh, measure my BF% and hydration, then she goes through my food journal and questions me while I browse the food closet and swap basket. I must confess that most of my questions have already been answered on this forum! I redline my own journal with personal improvement notes that she comments on/contributes to.

Lynnie63
07-12-2012, 02:08 PM
I go in and get weighed, she has a scale that says hydration, body fat and lean mass too.

We measure once a month.

We talk about the week, what's coming up, how I handled things. She doesn't really ask about it, but that's the way it's been since day one. She's new, I'm one of their first clients, she's very willing to help and answer questions if she doesnt know, she will find out.

She looks at my journal every so often. I pretty much eat the same thing, with the exception of the veggies, but she will flip thru.

She gives me an order sheet at the appt and I fax it in during the week so she has my order ready when I get there.

RN4Babies
07-12-2012, 02:18 PM
It's only week 2 for me, but my coach has spent a lot of "face time" with me and even called and emailed every few days. A lot of my questions have been answered on here, but she has been helpful as far as planning for things coming up, recipes and more of the "feelings" side of things. I think it helps she had a significant loss on the program and truly understands. Also, she has a Master's in Psychology that I think helps as far as the warm-fuzziness :)

We pay A LOT for this program to not feel as though we're getting everything we want out of it. Do you think your coach would be receptive if you asked for some more time? If not, are there other coaches in your area? Maybe they just think you want an in & out experience since things are going so well. Good luck!

dizzyjean
07-12-2012, 02:25 PM
I also get a daily 3 minute video about some aspect of IP, then read the follow comments written by others. Its a fantastic part of the journey, and frankly helps me keep my head on straight. Every single day! I love this part of IP!!!
It answers some questions that I might ask a coach.

yowzer
07-12-2012, 02:27 PM
My WI is pretty lack luster too. WI, check measurements, and get food and leave. I have asked some questions, but usually get them answered in this forum. I just take it for what it is and get my support elsewhere.

jwdesselle
07-12-2012, 02:28 PM
AWESOME info everyone. Thanks so much!

So, I guess we all basically do the same thing. I figure there are varying degrees of attention we get at our different places. I just think mine is on the low end. I'd love a flow sheet of my measurements/weight loss. Guess I could ask. All she does is jot numbers on the back of a sheet of paper.

The place I go does not allow me up to where they keep the food. It's locked in a room upstairs. All I have to go off of is a printed sheet with the foods listed. I would LOVE to go up there. I think it would be easier to get food. I've been buying it by the box, too difficult to get single packets. I don't even know the cost of single packets. Their boxes are $28/each.

I've heard of people switching where they go. We do have another place in town I could go, but do you have to pay that 'setup' cost again? And, I would feel weird asking my coach for my numbers so I could bring somewhere else. Hummmm, scratching my head on this one.

joysh
07-12-2012, 03:03 PM
I guess I'm lucky here, too. I go in and we sit down and talk for 10 minutes about the week, the challenges, questions I have. Then she looks over my journal and asks a question about that sometimes. THEN we go and weigh in. Then she opens the cabinets and I choose my food for the next week. (or two if I'm traveling). She lets me mix and match packets and also exchange packets if I have something at home that I don't want to eat.

She's very supportive and has given me her cell phone to call if I have a question or problem.

We measured at the beginning and will measure next week. I think she said we measure once a month.

However, I still come to the forum for daily support and answers to questions.

I'm sure as I progress in the program the consultation time will get shorter.

jules26965
07-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Sounds like I'm the same as most -- I go in, she weighs and measures me then looks at my food journal. I make all sorts of notes in my food jounal (what I like, don't like, questions I might not remember at WI) so we go through that. Then we SHOP :) She encourages me not to buy boxes so that I can try a bit of everything or have some variety if I want it.

She does not track fat% and from reading here I would like her too -- or I will do it at home. Don't want to be losing muscle!

She also will txt or email me periodically just to check in and see if I'm ok!
*The only complaint I have is that she's not very tough on me...I think I'm doing pretty well so maybe it's not totally necessary, but I think if I told her I was going to IHOP to eat pancakes after weigh in, she wouldn't say much except maybe it's a bad idea. I get my tough love here :)

Ramjet254
07-12-2012, 03:23 PM
I am SO lucky! My coach is a Physician's Assistant AND has been my good friend for over 20 years. She sees me at the very end of their workday so I don't miss work going to my appointment. So far, I weigh, get measured, have my blood pressure taken, and then we discuss my week and she looks at my food journal. I have my food picked out already and someone else puts it together.

She is so encouraging and I wish every one of you could have this same experience. Just remember YOU are the customer and it's not unreasonable to ask for the service you desire. Hopefully you have other options if your IP coach doesn't measure up. Vote with your feet and your dollars!

anitamarlene
07-12-2012, 03:44 PM
So jealous! I have been on the program since the beginning of June and have yet to meet the official coach. She only works 9-11 Tues and Thurs. The rest of the time she has a high school girl there. Last time I had to remind her to weigh me! Told her to forget measurements as she never does it in the same place.

Take advantage of your available coaches! And then pass on the helpful hints here for the rest of us :)

hyrysk
07-12-2012, 03:50 PM
DW and I go together. Our clinic has one of the fancy scales you weigh barefoot on that spits out all kind of numbers, so we do that first. Then she does measurements and we talk about whats happened the past week. Our caoches name is Amy and she is very personable. She has been on IP so she understands what is going on and what we are going thru so her and DW's conversations get pretty intresting with all the women issues and stuff. We talk about recipes and what we like and don't like then pick our food for the next week. She lets us trade out packs we don't like and sometimes gives us some to try for a review.
Its actually pretty enjoyable especially when the scale is moving. We started back in January of this year and together we are down over 150lbs. (that means we have lost more tham my 15yr old weighs):D:D

LindseyTradeChic
07-13-2012, 12:37 AM
I have my 3rd WI tomorrow.

Everyone at the clinic I go to is very friendly and supportive - event the front desk staff. There are a total of 3 coaches - 2 are the owner-chiropracters of the office and 1 is just a coach. All three have been on the plan and communicate with each other so I don't get mixed messaging.

My WIs start with the usual -measurements, checking weight & BMI. While doing all of this, they will ask how the week went, ask if I had any difficulty/concerns, or ask if there's any way they can help me.

Then i just go "shopping" for packets displayed on their shelves. That's about it


VOVO: Do you go to Ideal Northwest??

Delgen
07-13-2012, 12:38 AM
yep, that's the drill. I do try to think up good questions about exercise or other stuff.
When I really need something, I email the owner of the clinic, who is a chiropracture. sp.
I am actually thinking of switching clinics, as there is 1 MUCH closer- that I did not know about when I joined. Hope they will let me. Also, my clinic upped the cost of food by $1.00 per packet. $21 more per week. yikes!
Mine is $28 a box.

BRfirefly
07-13-2012, 01:16 AM
It's usually ~15 minutes, I go to the exam room, get weighed, measured at my waist/hips/bust/arm/thigh, measure my BF% and hydration, then she goes through my food journal and questions me while I browse the food closet and swap basket. I must confess that most of my questions have already been answered on this forum! I redline my own journal with personal improvement notes that she comments on/contributes to.
How do they measure your BF% and hydration level?

BRfirefly
07-13-2012, 01:20 AM
I guess I'm lucky here, too. I go in and we sit down and talk for 10 minutes about the week, the challenges, questions I have. Then she looks over my journal and asks a question about that sometimes. THEN we go and weigh in. Then she opens the cabinets and I choose my food for the next week. (or two if I'm traveling). She lets me mix and match packets and also exchange packets if I have something at home that I don't want to eat.

She's very supportive and has given me her cell phone to call if I have a question or problem.

We measured at the beginning and will measure next week. I think she said we measure once a month.

However, I still come to the forum for daily support and answers to questions.

I'm sure as I progress in the program the consultation time will get shorter.
Do you mind if I ask where you go?

dizzyjean
07-13-2012, 09:12 AM
Mine is $28 a box.

Yep- our boxes went to $35/box. wow!

locopollo
07-13-2012, 09:21 AM
I also get a daily 3 minute video about some aspect of IP, then read the follow comments written by others. Its a fantastic part of the journey, and frankly helps me keep my head on straight. Every single day! I love this part of IP!!!
It answers some questions that I might ask a coach.

Darnit, I want those videos. Saw one last night and I wish my clinic subscribed. :(

I weigh in and they check with me about the week. They measure once a month or so. They're always available for questions by email too, but once I found 3FC, well, everything I need is here.

explore
07-13-2012, 09:29 AM
Yep- our boxes went to $35/box. wow!

That is insane, $35/box? I have been faithful to this diet, but I wouldn't pay a penny over the $28/box. That is really an unfair price.

vovo
07-13-2012, 10:05 AM
VOVO: Do you go to Ideal Northwest??

No, I'm at Alliance Seattle (on Eastlake). So far, I'm really happy with them and to me, it's worth the trek up.

greeniris
07-13-2012, 11:39 AM
My clinic is great! There are 2 coaches, but I usually see Darla, an RN. I believe she is also OP, though in maintenance now. The secretary & her husband are also OP. Everyone in the office is very nice. When I go in, I give her my food journal and she takes a couple minutes to look at it and ask questions if she has any. Then I get weighed, measured, BMI & fat mass checked on this hand-held thing, and she takes my blood pressure. All these are done every visit. In the beginning I said I wanted a copy of all the numbers each WI, so she gave me a chart like she uses to record all the numbers, and I just fill it in as we go each visit. (I have caught a couple of math mistakes as a result.) I ask any questions I may have. The food is all on shelving units in the waiting room, and I can pick out my own individual packets, then pay for them at the desk. They will also exchange if I have extras of any I don't like. Cost is $28 box, or for any 7 pgks.

Meagan240
07-13-2012, 11:57 AM
I just had a WI today; I was weighed, measured, and I asked a few questions. I still feel like I'm missing out on something!

Onyxmom
07-14-2012, 01:35 PM
It sounds like most of us have similar experiences. WI includes stepping on the scale, getting measured, getting food and handing over money.

My coach is very personable and asks about my week, but has never looked at my food journal or even asked what I'm eating that's not IP. Blood pressure is checked once a month. Since I WI every other week, that's every other visit. (Think I'm going to ask that it be done at every visit.)

I've shared with him some of the recipes I've found on this forum. Usually he'd not heard of them before. Kind of makes me wonder.......

usmcvet
07-14-2012, 02:08 PM
Yep- our boxes went to $35/box. wow!

Ouch. I'd buy online.

Blueskywyoming
07-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Hey everyone. I just want to check with you all and see what you experience when you go for your weigh in.

I went yesterday, and just feel like it is pretty lack luster. I get there, the nutritionist brings me back to an 'exam' room. She asks how's it going, I say great. I jump on the scale then she writes down my weight, BMI, etc. and takes my measurements. Then I look at a sheet of paper with the food offerings and pick what I need for the week. That's it. I just expected more, but am not really sure what all that should include.

Is this pretty much what you go through at your WI?
Thanks

Experience same thing. I go to another weight loss group and their support is tremendous and give me encouragement to go on each week. They have become wonderful friends.

Barb2012
07-18-2012, 01:15 PM
I was only measured at my initial appointment and I have my 4th weigh in Friday. I'm wondering when I'll get measured again. My daughter whose also doing IP and I go in together. We take turns getting on the scale and pick out our food for the week. The coach asks if we have any questions. We're out of there in 15 minutes tops.

No weekly measuring
No journal review
$30 a box