Ideal Protein Diet - IP Weekend Chat - Saturday 9/15-Sunday 9/16




scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 10:08 AM
Here you go!

Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!



Some forum lingo:
NSV = Non-scale victory
TOM = time of the month
WI = Weigh-in
WF = Walden Farms
OP = on program

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MyTime50
09-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Thanks Scorbett! Now I can start my weekend!!

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 10:13 AM
LOL! Maybe we were all hanging on to Friday because the weekends always seem to end too quickly :)


LizRR
09-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Whew...making it to page 1! The midnight lurker is starting off the weekend...off to the park with my son, have a good one IPeeps!

Kay2012
09-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Day 3 for me and it has started out with NO headache which I hope continues throughout the day. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache. I feel good today!!!

djs06
09-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Day 3 for me and it has started out with NO headache which I hope continues throughout the day. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache. I feel good today!!!

It was the same for me and has remained for the rest of the week... So expect smooth sailing ahead! Glad you're feeling better.

Have a great weekend everyone!

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 10:37 AM
It's a potentially rainy day here, was hoping to get the kids outside but the weather seems to have different ideas! Hubby has class until 2pm, so I'm packing everyone up for an exciting trip to the LAUNDROMAT! :) Need to wash comfortors and sheets and be all domestic.

Hoping to get back on the meal planning bandwagon this weekend, I used to be SO good about making my cooking plan ahead of time, but I've fallen way off with that. Just when I need it most, too! I've been going through my recipes to see which ones are already Phase 1 friendly and which can be modified. One of the menu planning mailers I get has a Paleo option that will be handy in Maintenance, but not always phase 1 friendly :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Good luck to everyone with a WI today!

CortneyMarie622
09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
Hi Ladies!

I love this diet...seriously. Day 4 and I can already see a big difference in how my clothes fit and seldom and I hungry. I have found I much prefer the savory packets than the shakes/puddings etc. I find them way too sweet. I will probably have to buy a months worth of food to get all the things I want since my clinic only sells by the box. Oh well...

I have lots of school, house and work work to do this weekend (and two kids under 4) so I'd better get off here, but I love this site. Thanks for all your help the last couple days!

AliKay
09-15-2012, 12:32 PM
Morning, well it's almost afternoon! :) Great day in Chicago today, almost Fall weather. Slid into the jeans that were too tight a few months back so that's always a good thing.

There is a thread below about carbs vs net carbs...what are the amounts we follow? I thought we shouldn't really go over 40 carbs a day, but if that's the case what would the number be for net carbs? Hope I explained that one correctly, been a "slow morning."

Have a great day everyone!

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Morning, well it's almost afternoon! :) Great day in Chicago today, almost Fall weather. Slid into the jeans that were too tight a few months back so that's always a good thing.

There is a thread below about carbs vs net carbs...what are the amounts we follow? I thought we shouldn't really go over 40 carbs a day, but if that's the case what would the number be for net carbs? Hope I explained that one correctly, been a "slow morning."

Have a great day everyone!

I track my eating on myfitnesspal.com (just to get in the habit for after Phase 1). I looked at my last few weeks, I average between 35-40 total carbs per day not Net carbs.

MommaHen
09-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Good Morning Everyone! Woke up in a horrible crappy a$$ mood this morning. So much that I promptly put myself back to bed for an hours. This is really unusual for me and not sure if it is just the changes or what. But I went back to bed, did some positive thinking and some positive goal setting, slept a bit more and woke up feeling much better. Glad it is a Saturday and I have the option to get back up on the other side of the bed so to speak.

So I just managed to eat the herb and cheese omelet packet. Bleh...the egg ones are not my favs for sure. I raise my own chickens and am so used to eating fresh eggs, they just don't compare. I think it will be best to not pick those again. I thought when I was picking them out that since I normally was eating eggs in the morning it would be an easy transition...apparently NOT. lol :p

I have seen where some of you have to buy a whole box at a time...that would kill me. What do you do with ones you can't eat? I guess I am lucky that our coach allows us to buy just packets. I thought that was mainly so you didn't have extras sitting around that might be a temptation. I really don't know what I would do with a whole box of those egg ones.

So I hope everyone has a great weekend and is able to stay 100% OP. I know I made the right choice this morning to go back to bed and not let waking up in a bad mood impact my diet!!! Just another step in the right direction for me. :carrot:

KathrynRose
09-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Today was weigh-in day and I am down another 2.1 pounds. I can't go to the clinic next week, so I am hoping for a big loss in two weeks. I have had a hard time with cravings this past week. I want them to go away! I want to lose more that 14 pounds by November 17, so 14 pounds in 9 weeks, still seems doable. My total weight loss so far is 50.5 pounds.

Heitina
09-15-2012, 01:25 PM
Hello everyone!

Life in IP land is going good. Today i've been on IP for 100 days!!!
I'm not sure exactly when i'll start phasing off. Our IP sheets still say phase off when you reach 90% of goal weight.
It's amazing all the different "IP sheets" out there.
Our clinic is a "Diamond IP clinic." I keep getting told this but I really don't know what that means. All I know, is that the weight is falling off, my health has improved dramatically and my head is not in a fog.
I was very skeptical about "no exercise." I actually enjoy exercising while losing weight. I become very aware of the different ways my body moves while i'm working out and I find that very empowering.
I have found a benefit to not exercising right now...I have to face my demons. Yup, never really thought I had any REAL issues - but, I do. I have used exercise in the past to block out what I was feeling. I thought I was "working through my feelings" by doing cardio and sweating like a mad woman...I guess it doesn't work that way.
I have joined a woman's group & I think this will help me to keep the weight off. Why is it when I think about sharing my feelings I want to "roll my eyes?" Don't get me wrong I think therapy can be a wonderful tool and it helps so many people. I guess i've read so many self help books over the years I tend to be a bit of a know-it-all :o this is not a quality that I am proud of.
I also need to say thank you for the wonderful postings and advice I have received through this forum. I don't know if I could've made it through the first week without you. Oh man, I sure did suffer major withdrawls the first week from carbs and coffee....but you, my IP friends, made it so much better and I felt encouraged to carry on. :hug::hug::hug::hug:

Heitina
09-15-2012, 01:30 PM
I forgot to ask....for the 1st. 6 wks. of IP I had NO hunger, had to force every morsel of food in. Now, that i'm getting closer to goal my hunger is increasing. Has this happened to anyone else, or is it just my mind playing games with me. I've been having an extra IP packet, which helps.

IP43
09-15-2012, 01:42 PM
NSV -- I went and CRAMMED MY A$$ into a pair of 11/12 pants. The cramming is not good, but the fact I could even do them up made me do a happy dance (without splitting them! :). I found a few pair (used store) that were of stretchier material and more comfortable, so those are the ones I bought, not the "crammers". The main thing is I came home with 3 pair of "new to me" size 11/12 pants, and I don't care if I need a shoe horn to put those babies on! Haven't worn that size since I WAS 11/12 YEARS OLD myself! WOooot Wooot!!!

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Today was weigh-in day and I am down another 2.1 pounds. I can't go to the clinic next week, so I am hoping for a big loss in two weeks. I have had a hard time with cravings this past week. I want them to go away! I want to lose more that 14 pounds by November 17, so 14 pounds in 9 weeks, still seems doable. My total weight loss so far is 50.5 pounds.

You can absolutely hit 14 pounds in 9 weeks! That is only 1.5 pounds per week, and your averages look quite a bit higher than that :) Great job so far, keep it up!

TwoTots
09-15-2012, 01:59 PM
Good evening All. IP43 congrats on the jeans. I was at the fair today with my twin 3yr olds. What a laugh. Great fun. I managed to stay away from the donut van, candy floss and the chip van. We brought home 5 oversized balls!!! The kids won them fishing ducks from a pool, all they wanted were the balls. Have a good weekend.

Ticiabean
09-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Hello everyone!

Life in IP land is going good. Today i've been on IP for 100 days!!!
I'm not sure exactly when i'll start phasing off. Our IP sheets still say phase off when you reach 90% of goal weight.
It's amazing all the different "IP sheets" out there.
Our clinic is a "Diamond IP clinic." I keep getting told this but I really don't know what that means. All I know, is that the weight is falling off, my health has improved dramatically and my head is not in a fog.
I was very skeptical about "no exercise." I actually enjoy exercising while losing weight. I become very aware of the different ways my body moves while i'm working out and I find that very empowering.
I have found a benefit to not exercising right now...I have to face my demons. Yup, never really thought I had any REAL issues - but, I do. I have used exercise in the past to block out what I was feeling. I thought I was "working through my feelings" by doing cardio and sweating like a mad woman...I guess it doesn't work that way.
I have joined a woman's group & I think this will help me to keep the weight off. Why is it when I think about sharing my feelings I want to "roll my eyes?" Don't get me wrong I think therapy can be a wonderful tool and it helps so many people. I guess i've read so many self help books over the years I tend to be a bit of a know-it-all :o this is not a quality that I am proud of.
I also need to say thank you for the wonderful postings and advice I have received through this forum. I don't know if I could've made it through the first week without you. Oh man, I sure did suffer major withdrawls the first week from carbs and coffee....but you, my IP friends, made it so much better and I felt encouraged to carry on. :hug::hug::hug::hug:

I think the new sheet says to stay on Phase 1 until you reach 100% of your goal weight.

IP43
09-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Good evening All. IP43 congrats on the jeans. I was at the fair today with my twin 3yr olds. What a laugh. Great fun. I managed to stay away from the donut van, candy floss and the chip van. We brought home 5 oversized balls!!! The kids won them fishing ducks from a pool, all they wanted were the balls. Have a good weekend.

Just be thankful for the balls... my son won one of those HUGE useless stuffies that leaks the white little balls inside it all over everytime you touch it. That stupid dog has been the bane of my vacuuming existence for 3 years. My solution? I gave up vacuuming! LOL

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 02:09 PM
Hello everyone!

Life in IP land is going good. Today i've been on IP for 100 days!!!
I'm not sure exactly when i'll start phasing off. Our IP sheets still say phase off when you reach 90% of goal weight.
It's amazing all the different "IP sheets" out there.
Our clinic is a "Diamond IP clinic." I keep getting told this but I really don't know what that means. All I know, is that the weight is falling off, my health has improved dramatically and my head is not in a fog.
I was very skeptical about "no exercise." I actually enjoy exercising while losing weight. I become very aware of the different ways my body moves while i'm working out and I find that very empowering.
I have found a benefit to not exercising right now...I have to face my demons. Yup, never really thought I had any REAL issues - but, I do. I have used exercise in the past to block out what I was feeling. I thought I was "working through my feelings" by doing cardio and sweating like a mad woman...I guess it doesn't work that way.
I have joined a woman's group & I think this will help me to keep the weight off. Why is it when I think about sharing my feelings I want to "roll my eyes?" Don't get me wrong I think therapy can be a wonderful tool and it helps so many people. I guess i've read so many self help books over the years I tend to be a bit of a know-it-all :o this is not a quality that I am proud of.
I also need to say thank you for the wonderful postings and advice I have received through this forum. I don't know if I could've made it through the first week without you. Oh man, I sure did suffer major withdrawls the first week from carbs and coffee....but you, my IP friends, made it so much better and I felt encouraged to carry on. :hug::hug::hug::hug:

Congrats on the 100 days!!! Sounds like body and mind have undergone a transformation for you :) Keep it up!
Re: the "different" IP sheets - the one that says 90% to goal is actually outdated, not different. A new one was released in May of this year, Wuv posted it in the Newbies sticky here:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4360561-post9.html

My clinic has been using outdated material too - my coach didn't even know there was a revision!


NSV -- I went and CRAMMED MY A$$ into a pair of 11/12 pants. The cramming is not good, but the fact I could even do them up made me do a happy dance (without splitting them! :). I found a few pair (used store) that were of stretchier material and more comfortable, so those are the ones I bought, not the "crammers". The main thing is I came home with 3 pair of "new to me" size 11/12 pants, and I don't care if I need a shoe horn to put those babies on! Haven't worn that size since I WAS 11/12 YEARS OLD myself! WOooot Wooot!!!

ROFLMAO that is AWESOME!!! Grab the baby oil and wear those 11/12's like you mean it! :)

Delgen
09-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Day 3 for me and it has started out with NO headache which I hope continues throughout the day. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache. I feel good today!!!

good! It gets better from here! :hug:

drakegirl
09-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Hi IPeeps. Having a bit of a tough time. TOM is looming - I'm so hungry and craving everything! I've been working like crazy and I'm just so ready to move on to phase 2 but I know I should stay on phase 1 longer - it's just the hormones screaming (lol) - just looking for encouragement

Delgen
09-15-2012, 02:31 PM
So I hope everyone has a great weekend and is able to stay 100% OP. I know I made the right choice this morning to go back to bed and not let waking up in a bad mood impact my diet!!! Just another step in the right direction for me. :carrot:


Good to have some positive thinking.

When we start to change our lifestyles, we also change our emotional outlets. So if one is an emotional eater, or uses food to either express or hide behind emotions, and then STOPS that type of response, the emotions come out in more natural ways.
So perhaps you were feeling crappy and in a bad mood as a reaction to the changes in how you express your emotions.

What you did was really an excellent response to a bad mood. You re-framed your thinking, and your attitude changed. You changed your mind about it, in other words.

The really good thing about that, is that you will know how to do that next time you have a similar "attitude" or situation.

Not only are we changing our eating habits, but our learning how to more appropriately express and deal with our day to day emotions.

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:



Hoping to get back on the meal planning bandwagon this weekend, I used to be SO good about making my cooking plan ahead of time, but I've fallen way off with that. Just when I need it most, too! I've been going through my recipes to see which ones are already Phase 1 friendly and which can be modified. One of the menu planning mailers I get has a Paleo option that will be handy in Maintenance, but not always phase 1 friendly :)



If you get in the habit now, it will pay off in phase 3. I am having to get used to planning and tracking everything on Myfatsecret.com. Similar to yours. I like it since it has IP products in the database.

I have struggled with the tracking in phase 3, and the sheets my coach gave me are confusing and contradictory. I will point it out to her when I go back. In phase 3, I skip a WI week. I wonder if that is typical. I feel a little alone, except for all the great P3 advice I have gotten here. LizzR got my on track right away!!!! Thanks to her, I am doing much better.
I like the breakfasts, and am never hungry, but I am trying to make sure I am 100% accurate in my tracking.

So...long response to you!
Glad you are tracking now, since it will be awesome for you in phase 3!

Today was weigh-in day and I am down another 2.1 pounds. I can't go to the clinic next week, so I am hoping for a big loss in two weeks. I have had a hard time with cravings this past week. I want them to go away! I want to lose more that 14 pounds by November 17, so 14 pounds in 9 weeks, still seems doable. My total weight loss so far is 50.5 pounds.

You have lost almost as much as a small gymnast! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::congrat:

Delgen
09-15-2012, 02:37 PM
Hi IPeeps. Having a bit of a tough time. TOM is looming - I'm so hungry and craving everything! I've been working like crazy and I'm just so ready to move on to phase 2 but I know I should stay on phase 1 longer - it's just the hormones screaming (lol) - just looking for encouragement

I am really glad I stayed on P1 until I lost everything I wanted.
When you get over this craving cycle, you will have a lot more confidence.

I never had cravings like you, so I cannot give you real good advice. But perhaps you should try some things (if you have not already) such as having your restricted early in the day, or eliminating it for a week or so.
Or make sure your higher carbs are at lunch not dinner, or eliminate the higher carb veggies all together for a time.

When my losses slowed down, I went to low carb veggies such as spinach and celery.

And OH! I remember people saying that when you have those cravings you probably have a big loss coming!
:flow2::flow2::flow2:
Get through this next week, with TOM, and I bet you will see the sun on the other side.

bsaad23
09-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Hi IPeeps. Having a bit of a tough time. TOM is looming - I'm so hungry and craving everything! I've been working like crazy and I'm just so ready to move on to phase 2 but I know I should stay on phase 1 longer - it's just the hormones screaming (lol) - just looking for encouragement

WOW, look at how far you've come...incredible and you should be so proud!
Cravings are certainly normal, so cave in for a moment...but do it OP.
If you crave sweets, try Rainbows Cinnamon Jicama chips...they are OMG good. Completely satisfy my sweet tooth..(and that's not easy to do)

Salty, crunchy, grab a pack of the IP white cheddar ridges. I find those to be really salty.

Look at a picture of yourself before you started.
Drink a lot of hot herbal tea.

I'm sure by this point you know all the tricks.... The trick right now to find a way to stay OP...your SO close to your goal....YOU CAN DO IT.:cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3:
And when that delightful TOM passes, you will be so glad you plowed thru it.
The bright side: at least your young enough to still have a TOM...lol

My Mom used to say to me " your patience is just getting a little exercise today "

:dust::dust::dust:

drakegirl
09-15-2012, 04:10 PM
When my losses slowed down, I went to low carb veggies such as spinach and celery.

And OH! I remember people saying that when you have those cravings you probably have a big loss coming!
:flow2::flow2::flow2:
Get through this next week, with TOM, and I bet you will see the sun on the other side.

Thanks so much - good idea with the lower carb veggies - I hadn't thought of that -

WOW, look at how far you've come...incredible and you should be so proud!
Cravings are certainly normal, so cave in for a moment...but do it OP.
If you crave sweets, try Rainbows Cinnamon Jicama chips...they are OMG good. Completely satisfy my sweet tooth..(and that's not easy to do)

Salty, crunchy, grab a pack of the IP white cheddar ridges. I find those to be really salty.

Look at a picture of yourself before you started.
Drink a lot of hot herbal tea.

I'm sure by this point you know all the tricks.... The trick right now to find a way to stay OP...your SO close to your goal....YOU CAN DO IT.:cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3:
And when that delightful TOM passes, you will be so glad you plowed thru it.
The bright side: at least your young enough to still have a TOM...lol

My Mom used to say to me " your patience is just getting a little exercise today "

:dust::dust::dust:

Thanks for the help!
I'll have to look for those jicama chips - do I need a dehydrator for them?

bsaad23
09-15-2012, 04:22 PM
Thanks so much - good idea with the lower carb veggies - I hadn't thought of that -



Thanks for the help!
I'll have to look for those jicama chips - do I need a dehydrator for them?

No, it's all done on the stove top.
Look in the Mixin in the Kitchen thread by RainbowSmiles. Jicama is a root vegetable that you peel and slice. I found it at Whole foods.
They are topped with Spleda and Cinnamon..so yummy. Everyone in my family loves them
Good luck

mommak8
09-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Hoping to get back on the meal planning bandwagon this weekend, I used to be SO good about making my cooking plan ahead of time, but I've fallen way off with that. Just when I need it most, too! I've been going through my recipes to see which ones are already Phase 1 friendly and which can be modified. One of the menu planning mailers I get has a Paleo option that will be handy in Maintenance, but not always phase 1 friendly :)


Not sure if I can link this, but I'll try... I use a meal planning/shopping list combo so that meal planning happens before grocery shopping by default. Since I'm trying to maintain typical family eating while on IP I have been using this printable faithfully.

http://www.lifeinyellow.com/2012/03/meal-planning-and-a-free-download/

Have a wonderful weekend Ladies!!!

Rhonduz
09-15-2012, 06:14 PM
Afternoon all. I hope you are all having an easier time than me staying OP. I've been to the Harvest Fest church picnic with the grand kids and there was so much good smelling food. The kids came home with me to stay all night and they brought third fruit loops and gold fish crackers with them. And then DH brought home jelly filled long johns. This is killing me. Oh please give me strength!!!!

Sassyc1979
09-15-2012, 06:25 PM
Warning this maybe TMI!

Okay so I have been having TOM for 15 days now. What the heck? I am usually a 7 day cycle person. I have read through numerous threads and it seems that some people get TOM early or late but I haven't read anywhere of someone getting it for longer. This is my second cycle on IP the first was normal. Anyone else having similar issues?

Sassy

IP43
09-15-2012, 06:34 PM
Warning this maybe TMI!

Okay so I have been having TOM for 15 days now. What the heck? I am usually a 7 day cycle person. I have read through numerous threads and it seems that some people get TOM early or late but I haven't read anywhere of someone getting it for longer. This is my second cycle on IP the first was normal. Anyone else having similar issues?

Sassy

It says in the info it can affect your cycle and for me, I was just about done a cycle when I started IP and the joy of my TOM continued on for another 2 weeks! The last cycle I had was also 17 days long (with spotting in between them)... I'm on PMS that never ends... poor hubby!

Sassyc1979
09-15-2012, 06:37 PM
It says in the info it can affect your cycle and for me, I was just about done a cycle when I started IP and the joy of my TOM continued on for another 2 weeks! The last cycle I had was also 17 days long (with spotting in between them)... I'm on PMS that never ends... poor hubby!


Thank you!! I was going crazy. I hope this settles down. My hubby is also suffering, lol!

Sassy

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Not sure if I can link this, but I'll try... I use a meal planning/shopping list combo so that meal planning happens before grocery shopping by default. Since I'm trying to maintain typical family eating while on IP I have been using this printable faithfully.

http://www.lifeinyellow.com/2012/03/meal-planning-and-a-free-download/

Have a wonderful weekend Ladies!!!

Thanks! I will definitely check it out. I usually use the Cozi meal planner (the menu section of www.cozi.com online calendar) because it's also where I store my recipes, but I'm always looking for a better tool!

Afternoon all. I hope you are all having an easier time than me staying OP. I've been to the Harvest Fest church picnic with the grand kids and there was so much good smelling food. The kids came home with me to stay all night and they brought third fruit loops and gold fish crackers with them. And then DH brought home jelly filled long johns. This is killing me. Oh please give me strength!!!!

Warning this maybe TMI!

BE STRONG!! You can do it!

Okay so I have been having TOM for 15 days now. What the heck? I am usually a 7 day cycle person. I have read through numerous threads and it seems that some people get TOM early or late but I haven't read anywhere of someone getting it for longer. This is my second cycle on IP the first was normal. Anyone else having similar issues?

Sassy

Totally normal. Estrogen stores in the fat cells, so as you lose it will be released into your body. It can result in longer, early, more frequent or late periods depending on how your body responds. Mine came 3 weeks late but I also have other hormone issues (Hashimoto's hypothyroid) so I expected weird stuff to happen.

ruckus123
09-15-2012, 07:02 PM
I have only been on IP for a week and a half now. I have heard some conflicting things about sweetners. I know that Stevia or splenda is the sweetner we should use. But my question is...is there a limit to how much you can use? I here some say no and some say yes only 4 packets a day. I just want to make sure I am doing this right.

scorbett1103
09-15-2012, 07:07 PM
I have only been on IP for a week and a half now. I have heard some conflicting things about sweetners. I know that Stevia or splenda is the sweetner we should use. But my question is...is there a limit to how much you can use? I here some say no and some say yes only 4 packets a day. I just want to make sure I am doing this right.

The thing to remember is that even "no-calorie, no carb" sweeteners still have SOME Carbs, but it's less than 1 carb per serving so legally they can label it as zero carbs.

You can use those sweeteners, but it's better to limit to a few times per day. More than six uses per day adds up to almost as many carbs as the lower carb IP packets.

clh99002
09-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Happy Saturday! Down another 2.4lbs and trying out a tomato basil soup "pizza" for dinner! Have a great weekend!

IP43
09-15-2012, 07:24 PM
Not sure if I can link this, but I'll try... I use a meal planning/shopping list combo so that meal planning happens before grocery shopping by default. Since I'm trying to maintain typical family eating while on IP I have been using this printable faithfully.

http://www.lifeinyellow.com/2012/03/meal-planning-and-a-free-download/

Have a wonderful weekend Ladies!!!

Hey thanks! I may have to get into this century and get a phone with an "APP" but till that time, paper and pen will have to do for this chick. My hubby always wants me to "make a list" (apparently I have a shopping problem! LOL "Just a few items..." always ends up in a cart full! Hey! Can I help it if stuff goes on sale?? Anyway,maybe if I made my "list" and checked it twice, like Santa, I could cut down on having to make so much "fridge bottom soup" with all the leftover shrivelling veggies at the end of the week

IP43
09-15-2012, 07:59 PM
I'm trying to do "new things" so made some rutabega fries today and will give them a thumbs up. Also made tomato soup flatbread and not sure what I did wrong, but Rainbow warned me it was very "pepto bismal pink"... not wrong my friend! You failed to mention that I might NEED Pepto after eating it tho! LOL

I'm gonna try to salvage it into a "pizza" tomorrow -- somehow. I bought a "herb and parmesan" spice that's /0/0/0 so maybe a sprinkle of that with a bit of chicken??... anyway, tomato basil soup "bread" is a "miss" for me. I think I should try a "mug cake" next to make up for this fiasco

rainbowsmiles
09-15-2012, 08:06 PM
I'm trying to do "new things" so made some rutabega fries today and will give them a thumbs up. Also made tomato soup flatbread and not sure what I did wrong, but Rainbow warned me it was very "pepto bismal pink"... not wrong my friend! You failed to mention that I might NEED Pepto after eating it tho! LOL

I'm gonna try to salvage it into a "pizza" tomorrow -- somehow. I bought a "herb and parmesan" spice that's /0/0/0 so maybe a sprinkle of that with a bit of chicken??... anyway, tomato basil soup "bread" is a "miss" for me. I think I should try a "mug cake" next to make up for this fiasco

i hear ya, ip tomato soup is not my thing either......and i heart pink...just not ip version!!
skip the mug cake and make the amaretto chocolate cake!!
trust me....it is divine!!!! see the recipe thread for recipe!

rainbowsmiles
09-15-2012, 08:07 PM
Happy Saturday! Down another 2.4lbs and trying out a tomato basil soup "pizza" for dinner! Have a great weekend!

:woohoo: yeah!!!! another 2.4 pounds!! way to go!! :bravo:

GeauxTigers82
09-15-2012, 09:03 PM
Down 4 pounds today at weigh in! Yay! Oh I am also past the half way mark to my goal!

Fishette
09-15-2012, 09:31 PM
Down 4 pounds today at weigh in! Yay! Oh I am also past the half way mark to my goal!

You've got this! Way to go!

Warning this maybe TMI!

Okay so I have been having TOM for 15 days now. What the heck? I am usually a 7 day cycle person. I have read through numerous threads and it seems that some people get TOM early or late but I haven't read anywhere of someone getting it for longer. This is my second cycle on IP the first was normal. Anyone else having similar issues?

Sassy

I don't know if this would help if you're not peri-menapausal, but when I was having similar problems in my 40s I would rub a teaspoon of progesterone cream on my skin (arms, belly, any fatty area) daily and the flooding stopped as did the hot flashes. You can get it over the counter at any drug store.

Today was weigh-in day and I am down another 2.1 pounds. I can't go to the clinic next week, so I am hoping for a big loss in two weeks. I have had a hard time with cravings this past week. I want them to go away! I want to lose more that 14 pounds by November 17, so 14 pounds in 9 weeks, still seems doable. My total weight loss so far is 50.5 pounds.

I know you will meet and exceed that goal!


I have seen where some of you have to buy a whole box at a time...that would kill me. What do you do with ones you can't eat? I guess I am lucky that our coach allows us to buy just packets. I thought that was mainly so you didn't have extras sitting around that might be a temptation. I really don't know what I would do with a whole box


At my clinic you have to buy the whole box, but they have a large basket on one of the shelves wher people drop off packets that they don't like. Then you can pick up a packet that someone else dropped off. Seems to work pretty well, but I haven't bought a product I didn't like yet. Of course I'm that way with food in general. I ally should be more picky! :)

exactor
09-15-2012, 10:28 PM
I tried a new recipe tonight - roasted radishes. And they were surprisingly good! Tasted a "little bit" like roasted potatoes. All you do is wash and quarter the radishes, toss them with a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. You can also sautee them in a pan on the stove if you want. They get soft and do kind of taste like potatoes.

MommaHen
09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Down 4 pounds today at weigh in! Yay! Oh I am also past the half way mark to my goal!

You are doing awesome! Thanks for being an inspiration. :)

AliKay
09-16-2012, 08:27 AM
I track my eating on myfitnesspal.com (just to get in the habit for after Phase 1). I looked at my last few weeks, I average between 35-40 total carbs per day not Net carbs.

Thanks so much for the information, I really appreciate it. It was just getting a little confusing with the carbs vs: net carbs. :)

Have a great Sunday and cheers to everyone who has had a weight loss and those NSV!!! :)

Also I tried the jicama fries, whoa they certainly do shrink alot when baking. Now on to the rutabaga gratin.

vvei
09-16-2012, 08:31 AM
Had them rutabaga fries yesterday! Great alternative to french fries, and even my kid loves them! Thanks for the great find!

Happy Sunday all!

Véronique

snolover
09-16-2012, 08:47 AM
Good morning! Had a very rough weekend. My favorite aunt passed away and I had a full house of relatives, plus I needed to work on and then read the eulogy. Very rough!!! But, I managed to stay OP. I was so proud of myself. I still have a few cousins staying over for a few days but things should get back to normal soon. Have a great day. Off to church I go.

donna123somer
09-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Day 3 for me and it has started out with NO headache which I hope continues throughout the day. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache. I feel good today!!!

i had those terrable headaches also by day 4 and 5 it was easy sailing.

AnnaBoBanna
09-16-2012, 09:34 AM
Good morning! Had a very rough weekend. My favorite aunt passed away and I had a full house of relatives, plus I needed to work on and then read the eulogy. Very rough!!! But, I managed to stay OP. I was so proud of myself. I still have a few cousins staying over for a few days but things should get back to normal soon. Have a great day. Off to church I go.

So sorry for the loss of your aunt :-( Good job being strong!

Samkatmom
09-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Saturday was wonderful. I watched my daughter swim in her second high school meet (her first one was too far to drive on a work day), she did great. It was hot out and I was so glad that I packed all my water for the day with me. After the meet, we shopped until we could shop no more.

My daughter wanted Mongolian grill for dinner. I had never been to one before, I really enjoyed it. I told the guy no sauce so he just used water but the food is pushed around behind someone with lots of sauce so, of course, my food received some of that. I do not think it will cause me an issue but it sure had me fretting.

Lizzy63
09-16-2012, 10:03 AM
My youngest grandson's first birthday party is today!!! I am bringing a veggie tray to the cookout, so I figure between that and a little meat, I'll be fine. Going to make a sour cream dip for the veggies, which I won't be having. Does anyone know of an IP friendly veggie dip - homemade - not WF? (I do not care for most of the WF products.)

I put some carrots on the tray - middle grandson loves them - and without thinking put one in my mouth as I was fixing it. Before I got even a bite, realized that was not legal and spit it out!

WingnutandMe
09-16-2012, 10:16 AM
Attention!!!

If anyone was looking for the whoosh fairy she just left. My WI was 4.2 pounds. For someone who is over 60 and struggles to average 2 lbs a week, this is celebration time.

Whoo-hoo

:cp: :cp: :dance: :dance::dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer:

I am now really in sight of onderland.

With this, I have lowered my goal as I still have a lot of flabby fat and my BMI is still horrible. I have very large bones, so I'm never sure what it should be.

Have a great OP day. It's worth staying 100% OP
Molly

Lizzy63
09-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Way to go, Molly!!!

CarCamMom
09-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Attention!!!

If anyone was looking for the whoosh fairy she just left. My WI was 4.2 pounds. For someone who is over 60 and struggles to average 2 lbs a week, this is celebration time.

Whoo-hoo

:cp: :cp: :dance: :dance::dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer:

I am now really in sight of onderland.

With this, I have lowered my goal as I still have a lot of flabby fat and my BMI is still horrible. I have very large bones, so I'm never sure what it should be.

Have a great OP day. It's worth staying 100% OP
Molly

MOLLY!! Fantastic! I love to watch your progress because you remind me so much of my mom. My mom and I are doing IP together and your story enters many of our conversations...You are such an inspiration to us both. I can't wait to call her to update her on your WI.

With that being said, let's talk goals. I, too am very big boned. I will never ever be a petite person. I am tall and my shoe size is 11!! No small bones anywhere on this body! Good, hardy stock, I tell ya!! So, I am having a hard time determining what my goal weight should be. I almost want to just keep going on phase 1 to see how small I can get, but don't want to get into a range that makes me look too thin or an unrealistic goal weight. Plus, I feel like I should have an end in sight...I don't know...what do you guys think???? :dizzy:

rainbowsmiles
09-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Attention!!!

If anyone was looking for the whoosh fairy she just left. My WI was 4.2 pounds. For someone who is over 60 and struggles to average 2 lbs a week, this is celebration time.

Whoo-hoo

:cp: :cp: :dance: :dance::dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer:

I am now really in sight of onderland.

With this, I have lowered my goal as I still have a lot of flabby fat and my BMI is still horrible. I have very large bones, so I'm never sure what it should be.

Have a great OP day. It's worth staying 100% OP
Molly

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

this is the best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yipeeee!!!! :dance: :cp: :encore: :cheer2: :yay: :woohoo:

SydneyRaine
09-16-2012, 11:10 AM
MOLLY!! Fantastic! I love to watch your progress because you remind me so much of my mom. My mom and I are doing IP together and your story enters many of our conversations...You are such an inspiration to us both. I can't wait to call her to update her on your WI.

With that being said, let's talk goals. I, too am very big boned. I will never ever be a petite person. I am tall and my shoe size is 11!! No small bones anywhere on this body! Good, hardy stock, I tell ya!! So, I am having a hard time determining what my goal weight should be. I almost want to just keep going on phase 1 to see how small I can get, but don't want to get into a range that makes me look too thin or an unrealistic goal weight. Plus, I feel like I should have an end in sight...I don't know...what do you guys think???? :dizzy:

Maybe your goal could be a certain clothing size? I don't know if that's actually the best route but for me it's easier to think I have to lose five pants sizes than eighty pounds.

MommaHen
09-16-2012, 12:19 PM
Good Sunday Morning Everyone!!

I am sitting here enjoying my coffee with the capuccino drink for my breakfast. Sure is nice, but very different from my usual Sunday breakfast/brunch routine of eggs, sausage and paleo gravy. It is okay though and I know that I am doing the best thing for my body right now. :coffee:

We are also going to try our chili packets for lunch today. Kinda been saving that to have together. Looking forward to going back for the WI on Tuesday. Hoping I am down at least a few pounds. :crossed:

Lizzy63
09-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Good Sunday Morning Everyone!!

I am sitting here enjoying my coffee with the capuccino drink for my breakfast. Sure is nice, but very different from my usual Sunday breakfast/brunch routine of eggs, sausage and paleo gravy. It is okay though and I know that I am doing the best thing for my body right now. :coffee:

We are also going to try our chili packets for lunch today. Kinda been saving that to have together. Looking forward to going back for the WI on Tuesday. Hoping I am down at least a few pounds. :crossed:

Mmm - chili packets are good... especially if you saute some veggies and add to the mix.

leganegan
09-16-2012, 01:05 PM
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

this is the best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yipeeee!!!! :dance: :cp: :encore: :cheer2: :yay: :woohoo:

:cp::grouphug: That is just wonderful! You must feel on top of the world! Keep it up, you are doing everything perfectly! Your body is just catching up to your awesomeness!

MrsCW
09-16-2012, 01:09 PM
My allergies are awful! Does anyone know if the body responds negatively to nasal steroids...specifically omnaris? I know oral steroids can delay loss.

My coach seemed to be anti any medicine.....but this is not practical during Missouri allergy season!

MommaHen
09-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Mmm - chili packets are good... especially if you saute some veggies and add to the mix.

Oh...I didn't think about that, but I just might have to do that today. Thanks for the suggestion. :drool:

wuv2bloved
09-16-2012, 01:49 PM
Here is my week 70 video, some of you are new, so welcome to all of you to the best and last diet you will ever need. Before you watch my video if you chose I am letting you know this week has been a very emotional week for me and I do tear up in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiI-zs_4-8

Kay2012
09-16-2012, 01:56 PM
Here is my week 70 video, some of you are new, so welcome to all of you to the best and last diet you will ever need. Before you watch my video if you chose I am letting you know this week has been a very emotional week for me and I do tear up in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiI-zs_4-8

You are such an inspiration for all of us. Thanks for the videos that you post!!!

mommak8
09-16-2012, 02:08 PM
Here is my week 70 video, some of you are new, so welcome to all of you to the best and last diet you will ever need. Before you watch my video if you chose I am letting you know this week has been a very emotional week for me and I do tear up in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiI-zs_4-8

Thank you so much for sharing your emotions! your effort is SPECTACULAR and you are definitely getting the results! You must be so proud:o

maddiefoofoo
09-16-2012, 02:29 PM
Maybe your goal could be a certain clothing size? I don't know if that's actually the best route but for me it's easier to think I have to lose five pants sizes than eighty pounds.

Sydney, I totally agree - a goal of clothing size makes so much more sense to me (now that i am in sight of Maintainence.) I had originally thought I wanted to be 10 pounds less - but the type of weight i have lost has gotten me to a size 4! 10 pounds less would be too small. I realize that is is not about the number, but how you feel.

now it is time to exercise and tone. starting with yoga and step aerobics - just to kick the muscles awake.

maddiefoofoo
09-16-2012, 02:32 PM
My allergies are awful! Does anyone know if the body responds negatively to nasal steroids...specifically omnaris? I know oral steroids can delay loss.

My coach seemed to be anti any medicine.....but this is not practical during Missouri allergy season!

MrsCW- -i hope you are feeling better soon. I have been living on nyquil and the like for 2 days - balancing it out by not having a higher carbed restricted. Hoping it's all gone for the week - On wednesday I am going on a yoga retreat for 3 days (a gift from co-workers) and I would prefer the sneezing be over!

Have a great IP afternoon.

snolover
09-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Attention!!!

If anyone was looking for the whoosh fairy she just left. My WI was 4.2 pounds. For someone who is over 60 and struggles to average 2 lbs a week, this is celebration time.

Whoo-hoo

:cp: :cp: :dance: :dance::dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer:

I am now really in sight of onderland.

With this, I have lowered my goal as I still have a lot of flabby fat and my BMI is still horrible. I have very large bones, so I'm never sure what it should be.

Have a great OP day. It's worth staying 100% OP
Molly

Wow!!! Congratulations!!!

snolover
09-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Here is my week 70 video, some of you are new, so welcome to all of you to the best and last diet you will ever need. Before you watch my video if you chose I am letting you know this week has been a very emotional week for me and I do tear up in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiI-zs_4-8

You look awesome!!! What a great inspiration for us all!!!

snolover
09-16-2012, 02:56 PM
So sorry for the loss of your aunt :-( Good job being strong!

Thank you!!

snolover
09-16-2012, 03:02 PM
OMG! I made something yummy today! I prepared my potato puree as a tortilla this morning and for lunch, I cut it into wedges and put them in the oven at 400 degrees. I turned them probably after 10 minutes. And voilà! Super good tortilla chips that I ate with a bit of salsa. Mmmmm!

djs06
09-16-2012, 03:37 PM
Wingnut... That is fantastic!!! I'm anxiously awaiting your onederland announcement!

Wuv... I just loved your video. So happy for you and the amazing progress you've made!

AngieBaby41
09-16-2012, 04:38 PM
Happy Saturday! Down another 2.4lbs and trying out a tomato basil soup "pizza" for dinner! Have a great weekend!

I for one would love to know how this turned out. Good enough to share a recipe? I miss pizza. :jeno:

CortneyMarie622
09-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Wuv, I should tell you something... last week when I was still debating if I was going to do IP, your u tube videos came up and your videos are what gave me the final push to give a shot. Thanks for sharing your story and for all your encouragement.

wuv2bloved
09-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Wuv, I should tell you something... last week when I was still debating if I was going to do IP, your u tube videos came up and your videos are what gave me the final push to give a shot. Thanks for sharing your story and for all your encouragement.

awww, you are welcome, it WILL BE one of the BEST decisions you will EVER make in your life! Post often here for extra support!

AngieBaby41
09-16-2012, 05:02 PM
It's really been a couple of pretty good days for me this weekend.

Friday morning started out with me getting ready for work and wondering if I could fit into my biggest pair of Levi's. (Being a midwestern/country girl, outgrowing Levi's was traumatic when that's all you wear!) So I started rummaging in the closet and came up with a pair of 24's. They fit!!! Still a little snug, not bad enough that I didn't wear them to work!

Next, my boss's son's cross country team was having a dinner at her house on Friday night so she spent Friday morning at home cleaning and getting ready, which included baking chocolate chip cookies. She texted me a picture of them. :cookie: I said that's not even nice! (She didn't know I was doing IP, and she's a stick.) So when she comes strolling in around noon, she comes in my office with a bag of cookies. Now I've never met a chocolate chip cookie that I didn't like, but I said, ohhhhh, thank you, but I can't have them. Wound up telling her a little about what I was doing and she happily removed the cookies from my desk.

Then Saturday was my day to work at my part-time job. Basically a receptionist at a retirement home, so it's sitting at a desk, answering phones. Before IP, the whole day (13 hours) was a feeding frenzy. Big soda, McDonald's, Cheetos, Ho-ho's, Reese's, pizza or Chinese, whatever sounded good on my way to work that morning. I stayed 100% all day! Wasn't really hungry or bothered by it. Definitely progress for me!!!

bsaad23
09-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Here is my week 70 video, some of you are new, so welcome to all of you to the best and last diet you will ever need. Before you watch my video if you chose I am letting you know this week has been a very emotional week for me and I do tear up in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiI-zs_4-8

Just watched your video and I was crying too! Your joy is palpable! You are such an inspiration!
Remember this day forever.
Congratulations on both the new you and your perseverance.
:bravo::bravo::bravo:

Fishette
09-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Good morning! Had a very rough weekend. My favorite aunt passed away and I had a full house of relatives, plus I needed to work on and then read the eulogy. Very rough!!! But, I managed to stay OP. I was so proud of myself. I still have a few cousins staying over for a few days but things should get back to normal soon. Have a great day. Off to church I go.

We are proud of you, too! And you probably handled things much better than having to also deal with a sugar high and then a crash. Way to go!


My daughter wanted Mongolian grill for dinner. I had never been to one before, I really enjoyed it. I told the guy no sauce so he just used water but the food is pushed around behind someone with lots of sauce so, of course, my food received some of that. I do not think it will cause me an issue but it sure had me fretting.

LOL! We went to place just like that today after church. I got just a little bit of sauce and I thought I picked the most low-carb one. When I got home I checked the nutritional info on the web - I picked one of the highest! Since I just had a little it was about 4 grams of carbs total so not a total killer. Next time I'm picking the tomato sauce - only 3 grams of carbs for an entire ladle. Plus it would count as my occasional tomato allowance.

Attention!!!

If anyone was looking for the whoosh fairy she just left. My WI was 4.2 pounds. For someone who is over 60 and struggles to average 2 lbs a week, this is celebration time.

So happy for you! But now do send her my way - I had a flat week last week and I'm ready for a woosh!

CarCamMom - have you thought about going to a reputable gym and getting the caliper test for fat percentage? I hear that is more accurate than the electronic gizmo.


My allergies are awful!

OK, so not no, but after IP, you could try a teaspoon a day of local honey. I had terrible allergies until I did this for almost an entire year, and viola! Allergies are history for me.


Next, my boss's son's cross country team was having a dinner at her house on Friday night so she spent Friday morning at home cleaning and getting ready, which included baking chocolate chip cookies. She texted me a picture of them. :cookie: I said that's not even nice! (She didn't know I was doing IP, and she's a stick.) So when she comes strolling in around noon, she comes in my office with a bag of cookies. Now I've never met a chocolate chip cookie that I didn't like, but I said, ohhhhh, thank you, but I can't have them. Wound up telling her a little about what I was doing and she happily removed the cookies from

Congrats on staying on plan through a high trigger day! My boss (55 year old female who runs ultra-marathons once a year - that's 100 miles non-stop) tried to get me to eat something sweet she brought into a meeting because she needs to fatten up after her last race. I said no thanks, I'm quitting sugar. There was no problem. I think she is happy that I'm taking steps to be healthier. And, no, I have no thoughts on joining her one day - that's just crazy!!!

wuv2bloved
09-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Just watched your video and I was crying too! Your joy is palpable! You are such an inspiration!
Remember this day forever.
Congratulations on both the new you and your perseverance.
:bravo::bravo::bravo:

Thank you...I am enjoying the NEW THINNER me!

Lizzy63
09-16-2012, 06:31 PM
My allergies are awful! Does anyone know if the body responds negatively to nasal steroids...specifically omnaris? I know oral steroids can delay loss.

My coach seemed to be anti any medicine.....but this is not practical during Missouri allergy season!

As an allergy sufferer, I have to say better to lose a little more slowly than go without my meds!

I've been using flonase since long before I started IP. Still, I'm averaging over 3 pounds a week...

cbl70
09-16-2012, 07:38 PM
Just checking in.. It's the beginning of week 5 for me. I had a pretty good weekend with our house guests. I debated trying to eat on plan without telling them vs announcing I was on a restricted diet. I opted for the announcement and im glad I did. They were very supportive. We ate out Friday night and I ordered salmon and veggies. I passed on the bread (I was very hungry) the beer AND the ice cream! I woke up Saturday morning feeling so happy I had stayed on plan.

coffeebean
09-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Thank you...I am enjoying the NEW THINNER me!
You should be so proud of yourself. You are an inspiration

stolaf
09-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Hi all. I haven't checked in in a while. I have been traveling for work in Europe and have struggled too be 100% OP. I brought all shakes, vitamins, etc with me but the issue has been eating in restaurants and getting what I can eat. Most menus r translated to english but it's not an exact translation so I have been surprised a few times but what came out of the kitchen.

I have not eaten any breads, potatoes, etc but I may have eaten a non- approved veggie here or there. I get home next weekend so I will weigh in and see how I did.

LizRR
09-16-2012, 09:00 PM
I have been lurking a lot lately on my phone, so hard to post on that tiny thing! My home laptop is slowly dying and I am moving to a new job where my Internet access is limited. My son cut his nap today and is down for the night early so it is kitchen momma time! Kale chips dehydrating, cauliflower puréed, chicken baked, cucumber-lemon sorbet made (&eaten), and baking a rutabaga for sweet fauxtato pie (making my lunches for the next 3 days)

I am thinking of Phase 1ing over most if the week to 'tighten up ship' before my 20th reunion on Saturday...good timing to hit goal so close to seeing folks 10 years after the last one when i was at my heaviest, now i am at my smallest!
It is at Pat O'Brians across the street from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio in the bar/club area, so I do plan to have some fun!

I did 2 classes at the gym this morning, step & body pump, and feel fantastic! Yesterday I was able to run 4 miles OUTSIDE, which is quite a feat in TX as It's been 100+ until a day or 2 ago! Hopefully if this cold front sticks I can go back to taking my son to the park.

IP43
09-16-2012, 09:44 PM
OMG! I made something yummy today! I prepared my potato puree as a tortilla this morning and for lunch, I cut it into wedges and put them in the oven at 400 degrees. I turned them probably after 10 minutes. And voilà! Super good tortilla chips that I ate with a bit of salsa. Mmmmm!

Well after my tomato basil soup fiasco I'm a bit nervous, but you've convinced me to give it a try! LOL.... I bet they'd taste good with some of my parmesan/herb spice I found (0/0/0 Clubhouse brand)

IP43
09-16-2012, 09:48 PM
...I am thinking of Phase 1ing over most if the week to 'tighten up ship' before my 20th reunion on Saturday...good timing to hit goal so close to seeing folks 10 years after the last one when i was at my heaviest, now i am at my smallest!...

OMG I would SOOooo love to be a fly on the wall when you're walking around and everyone is whispering behind their hands "Is THAT Lizz?! She looks amazing...!"

Have a fun reunion and a sip or two of some bubbly for all of us if you have a celebretory beverage :hat: ( If you tell me you're making some cucumber rutabega WINE to take with you, I will openly sob...):dizzy:

wuv2bloved
09-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Some of my classmates are friends of mine on FB, we had a reunion 5 yrs ago, some of them have commented on my pics, those that aren't on FB will be SHOCKED when we have our next reunion....lol....will be a GREAT day for ME to be the "HAWT" one....I was ALWAYS the BIG girl!

Fishette
09-16-2012, 10:04 PM
I am thinking of Phase 1ing over most if the week to 'tighten up ship' before my 20th reunion on Saturday...good timing to hit goal so close to seeing folks 10 years after the last one when i was at my heaviest, now i am at my smallest!
It is at Pat O'Brians across the street from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio in the bar/club area, so I do plan to have some .

You will be the talk of the town! But watch out for those hurricanes!


Hi all. I haven't checked in in a while. I have been traveling for work in Europe and have struggled too be 100% OP. I brought all shakes, vitamins, etc with me but the issue has been eating in restaurants and getting what I can eat. Most menus r translated to english but it's not an exact translation so I have been surprised a few times but what came out of the kitchen.

I have not eaten any breads, potatoes, etc but I may have eaten a non- approved veggie here or there. I get home next weekend so I will weigh in and see how I did.

Welcome home! You. Must have some fabulous experiences. Do share!

Hockeymom40
09-16-2012, 11:16 PM
Thank you...I am enjoying the NEW THINNER me!

You look fantastic. Not even the same person. You are an inspiration and you have inspired me to get to my goal. You rock!