Ideal Protein Diet - IP Weekend Chat Sat-Sun. Dec 15-16, 2012




lisa32989
12-15-2012, 06:30 AM
:welcome3:
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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Check the sticky page for lots of good information and please read before asking what might be a frequently asked question (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/243142-have-question-about-ip-read-here-first-before-posting-question.html) here in the daily thread: Information on Ideal Protein phases (1-4), recipes, newbie guide, FAQ, and other important threads. IP Ultimate List Recipes, FAQ, Newbie Guide, Exercise, and other Important Threads
(http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/238801-ip-ultimate-list-recipes-faq-newbie-guide-exercise-other-important-threads.html)
More Recipes Here Mix'n in the kitchen...Recipes from the Rainbow (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/261885-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow.html)
MiX'N' iN THE KiTCH'N.... Recipes from the Rainbow Volume 2 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/268669-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow-volumn-2-a.html)
here Fun with Ideal Protein Packets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/212175-fun-ideal-protein-packets.html)
and here Fun with Veggie Purees! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/264231-fun-veggie-purees.html)

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Other helpful links related to the Ideal Protein diet:
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http://www.trantiendiet.com/site/spip.php?rubrique19


Willi
12-15-2012, 06:59 AM
Lisa- your 120 day picture is fabulous! Also, love the red pants you were wearing in another thread!

maezy1
12-15-2012, 07:54 AM
My son is home from college. I hugged and hugged him....he's still my baby....now it feels like the holidays.
My prayer for the holiday season is peace in this world


rainbowsmiles
12-15-2012, 08:15 AM
My son is home from college. I hugged and hugged him....he's still my baby....now it feels like the holidays.
My prayer for the holiday season is peace in this world

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

sahmmommy2
12-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Good Morning Everyone! I've been seeing lots of great losses and NSV's from everyone! Let's keep it up:)

Finishing up the last little bit of xmas shopping today while the kids play. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Nitney72
12-15-2012, 09:00 AM
I didn't get everything done yesterday but I made SOLID progress.

I have a luncheon today for a program for "at risk" young women. These girls do not have high school diplomas but are working on their GED's and need support from as many positive areas as they can get. I am thrilled that they invited me and want my life story. The director thinks I will be inspriation to these gals. We've talked about my weight loss too and she'd like me to add comments about how much better I feel now that I'm eating well. Most of the girls are at or below the poverty level and they are overweight and in need of self esteem.

I'm really excited about life right now- I feel great, I'm looking better and I'm happy.

Good stuff.

lisa32989
12-15-2012, 09:09 AM
Lisa- your 120 day picture is fabulous! Also, love the red pants you were wearing in another thread!
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

Hgamroth
12-15-2012, 09:32 AM
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

What a $%&@$!!! That would have infuriated me. Way to be strong!

pocahontas812
12-15-2012, 09:32 AM
Awoke with a migraine this morning, focused around my left eye. Realized that this is my first migraine since starting IP just about 8 weeks ago. Wondering if there are any other migraine sufferers out there who have noticed a reduction in the frequency of their migraines while on IP.

Hgamroth
12-15-2012, 09:39 AM
Awoke with a migraine this morning, focused around my left eye. Realized that this is my first migraine since starting IP just about 8 weeks ago. Wondering if there are any other migraine sufferers out there who have noticed a reduction in the frequency of their migraines while on IP.

I used to suffer from migraines, maybe 1 a month. Since starting IP, NO MIGRAINES!

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 09:41 AM
What a $%&@$!!! That would have infuriated me. Way to be strong!
Way to be strong. Be proud of your accomplishments and tell them so!

losingit2013
12-15-2012, 09:43 AM
I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do the maintenance on Ideal Protein? Thinking of just maintaining for the holidays the next 2 weeks

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 09:43 AM
After my great 1st WI yesterday I treated myself to a great steak and steamed broccoli last night...yummm

losingit2013
12-15-2012, 09:46 AM
I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do the maintenance on Ideal Protein? Thinking of just maintaining for the holidays the next 2 weeks

Ignore this, I just found my answer in the stickies...sorry :o

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 09:46 AM
I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Ignore this, I just found my answer in the stickies...sorry :o
Gotta love the stickies :)

rainbowsmiles
12-15-2012, 09:48 AM
I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

oooooo you are a brave soul!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have avoided the movies for 34 weeks because of that very reason!!

STAY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lisa32989
12-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Awoke with a migraine this morning, focused around my left eye. Realized that this is my first migraine since starting IP just about 8 weeks ago. Wondering if there are any other migraine sufferers out there who have noticed a reduction in the frequency of their migraines while on IP.

I have gotten migraines since I was a child. I have narrowed most of them down to food additives.
I was VERY worried about starting IP due to the highly processed nature of the foods. What I found (for me) was that my migraines increased when I tried alternatives from Nashua Nutirition (I bought ProtiDiet and Weight Loss Systems brands). I had to eliminate and then try one at a time until I figured out what was giving me migraines and what wasn't. Just to be safe, I went back on my daily migraine meds (Topomax) for the remainder of my IP P1 tenure. As I wean off P1 sometime mid-2013, I'll wean back off of my Topomax. When I was "just" on IP, I wasn't getting migraines but I really want to save some $$$ on IP foods. So, yes, I noticed a reduction.

It took me a LONG time to determine migraine triggers. I had the help of one of the premier headache clinics in the country (MHNI) back when I was in college. They started the process for me. I had a great college professor who helped me find this clinic and supported me when I was almost flunking out of college due to migraines. Instead, he got me incompletes in all my classes and I recovered my GPA! Thank goodness for teachers and professors ;)

Way to be strong. Be proud of your accomplishments and tell them so!

After my great 1st WI yesterday I treated myself to a great steak and steamed broccoli last night...yummm
I showed the nosey-Nellie my pics (the ones in my sig). It didn't stop her know-it-allness. I know she meant well but unknowing & really needed to butt out & worry about what was going in her own mouth and not mine!

Congrats on the 1st WI! Any diet that allows steak is a great diet indeed! (sigh...if it only allowed bacon...THAT is what I loved about Atkins...but I never learned to maintain with Atkins so I need the guidance of IP)

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do the maintenance on Ideal Protein? Thinking of just maintaining for the holidays the next 2 weeks
I was going to direct you to the stickies but I see you found them. Stickies and the first post of the Daily Thread are HUGE sources of info!

lisa32989
12-15-2012, 10:09 AM
I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

oooooo you are a brave soul!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have avoided the movies for 34 weeks because of that very reason!!

STAY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My hubby pops popcorn frequently at home. One nite I asked him not to but most of the time it really doesn't phase me. I have my own snack planned and IP does SUCH a good job of removing most cravings most of the time (after the first few weeks, A1Texan).
My suggestion for the movies, take a planned snack! I would take a munchy, crunchy, salty but that's just me.

Rainbow and I are sweet enough I guess b/c we aren't fans of all the extra "sweet" in many of the bars and such. Rainbow, I'll have to try that bar you mentioned on the other thread. Lower sweet sounds good to me! I tried the fudge recipe you posted & with the Dark Chocolate, even I wanted to add some Torani syrup. Now, made with the cocomint creme pudding...YUM!

ragdoll74
12-15-2012, 10:11 AM
Lisa- bad luck sitting next to the one know it all in the group. Good thing you are commited to IP and able to maintain your composure. I am not sure how I would have handled the same situation.

A1texan- I've been to the movies a couple times since on IP. I got through it by drnking my water and having my IP snack.....just wish there was a movie theater popcorn protein snack.

djs06
12-15-2012, 10:13 AM
Good morning IPeeps! I've been lurking a lot but it's time to start posting more to stay a bit more accountable. I woke up this morning with swollen hands (my number one sign of bloating) and feeling kind of gross. I was up for the first weigh-in since I started IP. Trying not to be too bummed- it was less than a lb, and last week was a zero loss- I need to go into 'boot camp' mode for a few days I think, or at least only eat unrestricteds for a few days. I haven't been perfect and I know I need to go 100%.Should be getting TOM soon so I'm sure that has something to do with it too but as this is my first gain on an 'official' weigh-in, I'm trying to just put it in perspective for myself and kick my own butt. I really wanted to get to my 'lowest adult weight' by next week when I go home, so that'd be great- it'd have to be a nice whoosh but even if that doesn't happen, I have something to work toward!


My son is home from college. I hugged and hugged him....he's still my baby....now it feels like the holidays.
My prayer for the holiday season is peace in this world

Enjoy your QT with your son, Maezy! You sound like my mom... she always saves a few ornaments when I come home for us to put on the tree together and says it's not hte holidays until I get there. :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful and peaceful holiday!

I didn't get everything done yesterday but I made SOLID progress.

I have a luncheon today for a program for "at risk" young women. These girls do not have high school diplomas but are working on their GED's and need support from as many positive areas as they can get. I am thrilled that they invited me and want my life story. The director thinks I will be inspriation to these gals. We've talked about my weight loss too and she'd like me to add comments about how much better I feel now that I'm eating well. Most of the girls are at or below the poverty level and they are overweight and in need of self esteem.

I'm really excited about life right now- I feel great, I'm looking better and I'm happy.

Good stuff.

That's awesome! I did some work in adult education programs a few years back and I LOVE hearing stories like this. Let us know how it goes!
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

Lisa, good for you, both for staying OP and not decking that woman in the face! I know what you mean though... I've been going to the 'free pizza lunches' with my coworkers and not eating, and they always have big question marks above their heads. Last time I just stammered something about trying to avoid it and felt really uncomfortable. I feel like once you start to speak up about it, maybe people back off? I haven't even tried yet. But seriously? "You missed out?" Uh, sure you did, on the bloating and guilt that comes with eating whatever you want! And that's not soemthing to feel sad about missing out on! :lol:

Awoke with a migraine this morning, focused around my left eye. Realized that this is my first migraine since starting IP just about 8 weeks ago. Wondering if there are any other migraine sufferers out there who have noticed a reduction in the frequency of their migraines while on IP.


I actually think I"m STARTING to get migraines and never had them before IP. Probably just a coincidence though. I've read on here that people get a lot less migraines since starting IP. Hope you feel better!

I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

OMG I could not do it but I bow to you! What are you seeing?

Hgamroth
12-15-2012, 10:15 AM
I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

Stay strong! SW cheese puffs are my go-to movie snack. :)

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Good morning IPeeps! I've been lurking a lot but it's time to start posting more to stay a bit more accountable. I woke up this morning with swollen hands (my number one sign of bloating) and feeling kind of gross. I was up for the first weigh-in since I started IP. Trying not to be too bummed- it was less than a lb, and last week was a zero loss- I need to go into 'boot camp' mode for a few days I think, or at least only eat unrestricteds for a few days. I haven't been perfect and I know I need to go 100%.Should be getting TOM soon so I'm sure that has something to do with it too but as this is my first gain on an 'official' weigh-in, I'm trying to just put it in perspective for myself and kick my own butt. I really wanted to get to my 'lowest adult weight' by next week when I go home, so that'd be great- it'd have to be a nice whoosh but even if that doesn't happen, I have something to work toward!




Enjoy your QT with your son, Maezy! You sound like my mom... she always saves a few ornaments when I come home for us to put on the tree together and says it's not hte holidays until I get there. :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful and peaceful holiday!



That's awesome! I did some work in adult education programs a few years back and I LOVE hearing stories like this. Let us know how it goes!


Lisa, good for you, both for staying OP and not decking that woman in the face! I know what you mean though... I've been going to the 'free pizza lunches' with my coworkers and not eating, and they always have big question marks above their heads. Last time I just stammered something about trying to avoid it and felt really uncomfortable. I feel like once you start to speak up about it, maybe people back off? I haven't even tried yet. But seriously? "You missed out?" Uh, sure you did, on the bloating and guilt that comes with eating whatever you want! And that's not soemthing to feel sad about missing out on! :lol:




I actually think I"m STARTING to get migraines and never had them before IP. Probably just a coincidence though. I've read on here that people get a lot less migraines since starting IP. Hope you feel better!



OMG I could not do it but I bow to you! What are you seeing?
I'm headed to see the Hobbit.

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 10:27 AM
Movies should be a piece of cake compared to my love of Mexican food, But get around that with lots of salsa and grilled chicken.

I must confess - I don't cook and therefore I eat every meal out. My coach and I sat down and went over every restaurant that I like and we found food choices that will work. This has been a great help because I really like dining with friends and it keeps me in the social game. All my friends are so supportive..love them!

Bella73123
12-15-2012, 10:35 AM
Awoke with a migraine this morning, focused around my left eye. Realized that this is my first migraine since starting IP just about 8 weeks ago. Wondering if there are any other migraine sufferers out there who have noticed a reduction in the frequency of their migraines while on IP.

I've only had one migraine in the 4 months I've been on IP. It's been wonderful, I used to have 1 or 2 a month.

I don't normally post on the weekend, BUT...I FINALLY met my 3rd mini-goal. This was the hardest one so far! But I can officially say that I am at the lowest weight I have been since my youngest son was born...almost 9 years ago!! I am so darn happy today! :carrot: Now off to face the mall :(

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 10:40 AM
I've only had one migraine in the 4 months I've been on IP. It's been wonderful, I used to have 1 or 2 a month.

I don't normally post on the weekend, BUT...I FINALLY met my 3rd mini-goal. This was the hardest one so far! But I can officially say that I am at the lowest weight I have been since my youngest son was born...almost 9 years ago!! I am so darn happy today! :carrot: Now off to face the mall :(
Strong work Bella and congrats on reaching your goals. Have fun at the Mall :)

Shedit
12-15-2012, 10:44 AM
I don't normally post on the weekend, BUT...I FINALLY met my 3rd mini-goal. This was the hardest one so far! But I can officially say that I am at the lowest weight I have been since my youngest son was born...almost 9 years ago!! I am so darn happy today! :carrot: Now off to face the mall :(

Bella so glad you did post and shared your success with us! Inspiration keeps me moving forward each and every day. Yours motivated me today!:bravo::bravo:

mompattie
12-15-2012, 11:13 AM
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

I'm with Holly. I would have been spitting nails!!!! Some people are just so ....... Daft? Stupid? Rude? Inconsiderate?? Geez as if it wasn't hard enough!! Way to go Lisa!!!!

pocahontas812
12-15-2012, 11:14 AM
I'm headed to see the Hobbit.

I rarely go to the movies, generally waiting til they come out on DVD. But the Hobbit is one my husband and I are definitely going to see on the big screen. Can't wait! Absolutely love popcorn, but I'm confident that I won't cave and buy any on the way in....it just isn't worth it in the long run. And of course, my husband will have to go without too......no point in really torturing myself.....:)

rofl306
12-15-2012, 11:42 AM
I must confess - I don't cook and therefore I eat every meal out. My coach and I sat down and went over every restaurant that I like and we found food choices that will work. This has been a great help because I really like dining with friends and it keeps me in the social game. All my friends are so supportive..love them!

I'm glad you have such good eating companions. I had a very different experience eating out last night. We were meeting friends that we hadn't seen for maybe two months. I saw them come in to the door so I got up to meet them. My friend looked directly at me and then looked around the room. I caught her eye and waved. She smiled but didn't show any recognition until I got close. When they sat down and we had our pleasantries they commented on my weight loss. I just casually turned the conversation back on to them that they look great etc. Then when we ordered I was the only one with my menu closed so the waitress took my order first; steak, steamed veggies, salad no dressing. My husband ordered the same but with dressing on the side and then both our guests ordered exactly what I ordered. We have NEVER ordered all the same meal before. They told me later they think the healthy eating just looked so good on me they wanted to try it too and they very much enjoyed their meal.

lisa32989 - I wish you a more understanding lunch companion next time.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

pocahontas812
12-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Finally hit the 20 post mark and created a ticker!

NinjaNurse
12-15-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

Why do other people care so much?? She probably felt guilty about her own indulging and needed someone to help justify it.

I tell people I am dong Ideal Protein and now they are starting to ask about it. A good friend of mine is insisting on having lap bang surgery in February. She was just going on and on how there were all these wonderful treats at her office and how she was going to eat them. I just want to say to her, NO because with that mind set, the lap band won't be the answer!!

IMO we have to treat our eating habits the way an alcoholic would learn to deal without alcohol. The changes we are making now are for life.

Great job!!

NinjaNurse
12-15-2012, 12:14 PM
I rarely go to the movies, generally waiting til they come out on DVD. But the Hobbit is one my husband and I are definitely going to see on the big screen. Can't wait! Absolutely love popcorn, but I'm confident that I won't cave and buy any on the way in....it just isn't worth it in the long run. And of course, my husband will have to go without too......no point in really torturing myself.....:)

I worked in the movie biz for so long, well in the theatre biz I should say, I HATE going to the movies, esp a Friday or Sat night when it's crowded.

Popcorn is my weakness and now that you can put the fake greasy stuff on yourself, well I was a Happy and messy girl!!!

I like getting a movie On Demand and watching in peace with my hubby. It's rare we go to the movies now, only to bring our daughter.

lisa32989
12-15-2012, 12:16 PM
I'm glad you have such good eating companions. I had a very different experience eating out last night. We were meeting friends that we hadn't seen for maybe two months. I saw them come in to the door so I got up to meet them. My friend looked directly at me and then looked around the room. I caught her eye and waved. She smiled but didn't show any recognition until I got close. When they sat down and we had our pleasantries they commented on my weight loss. I just casually turned the conversation back on to them that they look great etc. Then when we ordered I was the only one with my menu closed so the waitress took my order first; steak, steamed veggies, salad no dressing. My husband ordered the same but with dressing on the side and then both our guests ordered exactly what I ordered. We have NEVER ordered all the same meal before. They told me later they think the healthy eating just looked so good on me they wanted to try it too and they very much enjoyed their meal.
Wow! They didn't recognize you! Quite the shock for all!
And how nice for everyone to support you. I wonder if they knew they could have ordered anything they wanted and it wouldn't have bothered you?

I was out with friends last nite and actually ordered a burger...and made a restaurant version of Big Mac in a bowl. When I told my friends I ordered a burger, they "high fived" me...last time I was out with these friends, I was quite picky!

We haven't seen these friends since Thanksgiving & they were suprised the difference since then. I am too. I LOVE Ideal Protein. Some days I want to shout it to the world!

sonyainva
12-15-2012, 02:46 PM
Thanks Willi!

So, yesterday, I was at a work-related holiday luncheon. (I refer to these as forced-fun because it was paired with a staff meeting so it was non-negotiable.)

Everyone paid $5 for catered food plus some people pitched in for additional dishes AND EACH PERSON brought a dessert (holy over-dessert exposure Batman!). I brought my lunch.

So, the person sitting next to me decided to take it upon herself to be concerned about what I was eating. She kept telling me I HAD to eat. I was eating. I was eating the marinated cukes I brought, along with my 4-resticted mixture (.25 each of SW curls, white cheddar, salt/vinegar, and dill zippers). What I SHOULD have also brought was something sweet -with all those desserts looming. I could have saved one of my breakfast muffins - I had 6! I also should have brought a salad...it would have "looked like" more food to the unknowing.

Anyway:
You have to eat!
This is the season for good food!
There are healthy things up there.
And on & on.
Nobody else at the table seemed to care one bit. They were all consumed with overindulging.

When she finished eating: You really missed out. That salad was great and healthy and would have been FINE for a weight loss diet! (It had ramen noodles and an unknown dressing, so no, not really)

What I forgot to say: I'm on a medically supervised plan. Thanks for your input but I'm following the plan to the letter.

I need to practice this when I'm NOT being confronted so I'm ready for the difficult times.

Instead, I didn't say much, so as not to offend.
I just told her I was eating just what I wanted and I was fine.

Lisa way to be strong. I faced something like this last wednesday and I caved in. But later I call the "friends" and told them if they had been on a diet I would have helped them stay on course not tempt them.


I've only had one migraine in the 4 months I've been on IP. It's been wonderful, I used to have 1 or 2 a month.

I don't normally post on the weekend, BUT...I FINALLY met my 3rd mini-goal. This was the hardest one so far! But I can officially say that I am at the lowest weight I have been since my youngest son was born...almost 9 years ago!! I am so darn happy today! :carrot: Now off to face the mall :(


Bella, congrats on not having as many migraines. Congrats on getting to your weight 9 years ago, doesn't it feel great. So happy for you.

Day 3 of 28 on being 100 % OP.

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 03:15 PM
Finally hit the 20 post mark and created a ticker!
Congrats on your accomplishment :)

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 03:17 PM
Well I made it through the movies (Hobbit) with no cravings for popcorn. Luckily it was a dinner theater and I had a salad with chicken - salsa on the side :)

sonyainva
12-15-2012, 03:52 PM
Well I made it through the movies (Hobbit) with no cravings for popcorn. Luckily it was a dinner theater and I had a salad with chicken - salsa on the side :)

Great job, you got this

A1Texan
12-15-2012, 03:55 PM
Great job, you got this
Thanks Sonya...I'm learning the ropes!

rofl306
12-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Wow! They didn't recognize you! Quite the shock for all!
And how nice for everyone to support you. I wonder if they knew they could have ordered anything they wanted and it wouldn't have bothered you?

I was out with friends last nite and actually ordered a burger...and made a restaurant version of Big Mac in a bowl. When I told my friends I ordered a burger, they "high fived" me...last time I was out with these friends, I was quite picky!

We haven't seen these friends since Thanksgiving & they were suprised the difference since then. I am too. I LOVE Ideal Protein. Some days I want to shout it to the world!

Me too! I LOVE IP!

I don't think they were as concerned with it bothering me. They still had their drinks! There seems to be a shift all around me of healthier living. My sister's family caught it from her husband's cousin; that influence my sister's three siblings; and now is interesting our friends...Does IP even advertise? Do they need too?...

mompattie
12-15-2012, 04:58 PM
I'm glad you have such good eating companions. I had a very different experience eating out last night. We were meeting friends that we hadn't seen for maybe two months. I saw them come in to the door so I got up to meet them. My friend looked directly at me and then looked around the room. I caught her eye and waved. She smiled but didn't show any recognition until I got close. When they sat down and we had our pleasantries they commented on my weight loss. I just casually turned the conversation back on to them that they look great etc. Then when we ordered I was the only one with my menu closed so the waitress took my order first; steak, steamed veggies, salad no dressing. My husband ordered the same but with dressing on the side and then both our guests ordered exactly what I ordered. We have NEVER ordered all the same meal before. They told me later they think the healthy eating just looked so good on me they wanted to try it too and they very much enjoyed their meal.

lisa32989 - I wish you a more understanding lunch companion next time.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

VERY COOL!!!!

jenshoopie
12-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Feeling so good! Just got back from a tailgate party at a big football game. I took a big salad with chicken and my dressing. Drank water. Actually, felt very comfortable with the whole thing. And now I am home and I have no guilt!

PS -- We won the state title! Woo Hoo! :carrot:

Minch
12-15-2012, 08:41 PM
I've come down with one of those nasty head-colds...you know the type...stuffy nose, achy sinuses, chapped lips and dehydrated no matter how much water you drink.

I was wondering if its common to gain during a time like this. My scale is inching up this week even though I'm 100% OP.

mightbe
12-15-2012, 09:09 PM
I've come down with one of those nasty head-colds...you know the type...stuffy nose, achy sinuses, chapped lips and dehydrated no matter how much water you drink.

I was wondering if its common to gain during a time like this. My scale is inching up this week even though I'm 100% OP.

Yes, it happened to me too. Don't worry, it will come off! Feel better soon :hug:

Fishette
12-16-2012, 12:13 AM
I met a friend today after not seeing her for 2 months. I noticed she had lost a good amount of weight even though she had a good amount more to loose. I remembered all the posts from folks who were upset that people didn't notice their weight loss, so I asked her about it. It seems she had been on medication that had made her gain the weight, and now she is off the medication so the weight is coming off on its own. She was even eating fried chicken and a piece of cake and a couple of cookies. (Sigh)

jenshoopie
12-16-2012, 07:23 AM
Good morning everyone! So glad my weekend challenges are over. Nothing special planned for today. Keeping on plan should be a lot easier today.

Hoping everyone has a good, non-stressful, OP day!

kileymed13
12-16-2012, 08:11 AM
I've only had one migraine in the 4 months I've been on IP. It's been wonderful, I used to have 1 or 2 a month.

I don't normally post on the weekend, BUT...I FINALLY met my 3rd mini-goal. This was the hardest one so far! But I can officially say that I am at the lowest weight I have been since my youngest son was born...almost 9 years ago!! I am so darn happy today! :carrot: Now off to face the mall :(

Congrats Bella!!! :carrot: Hope the mall was not too crazy.

sonyainva
12-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Feeling so good! Just got back from a tailgate party at a big football game. I took a big salad with chicken and my dressing. Drank water. Actually, felt very comfortable with the whole thing. And now I am home and I have no guilt!

PS -- We won the state title! Woo Hoo! :carrot:

Good for you! Ip does an amazing job with cravings

I've come down with one of those nasty head-colds...you know the type...stuffy nose, achy sinuses, chapped lips and dehydrated no matter how much water you drink.

I was wondering if its common to gain during a time like this. My scale is inching up this week even though I'm 100% OP.

Hope you feel better soon

I met a friend today after not seeing her for 2 months. I noticed she had lost a good amount of weight even though she had a good amount more to loose. I remembered all the posts from folks who were upset that people didn't notice their weight loss, so I asked her about it. It seems she had been on medication that had made her gain the weight, and now she is off the medication so the weight is coming off on its own. She was even eating fried chicken and a piece of cake and a couple of cookies. (Sigh)

Remember we are also resetting our pancreas so that our bodies respond better in p4.

Thinking of going to Marshall's for some shopping, burn calories and take mind off food.

maezy1
12-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Well I made it through the movies (Hobbit) with no cravings for popcorn. Luckily it was a dinner theater and I had a salad with chicken - salsa on the side :)


Cognrat AITX!!! that's quite an accomplishment!!!

maezy1
12-16-2012, 10:11 AM
So glad this is such a positive group of people becuz I need your support. My surgery is on Wednesday and my emotions are all over the place. The dr said to just maintain and don't lose until January. Well of course I'm too stubborn and have been 100%OP. This weekend everything changed and I want to eat everything in site using the excuse that the dr said to maintain. I have been good and staying OP but it is so hard. I'm not in the Christmas spirit trying to rush and get everything done ASAP. Just in a ho-hum mood. Oh, also this is the first Christmas without my mom. She died in the spring.....feeling overwhelmed

Alma4343
12-16-2012, 10:18 AM
So glad this is such a positive group of people becuz I need your support. My surgery is on Wednesday and my emotions are all over the place. The dr said to just maintain and don't lose until January. Well of course I'm too stubborn and have been 100%OP. This weekend everything changed and I want to eat everything in site using the excuse that the dr said to maintain. I have been good and staying OP but it is so hard. I'm not in the Christmas spirit trying to rush and get everything done ASAP. Just in a ho-hum mood. Oh, also this is the first Christmas without my mom. She died in the spring.....feeling overwhelmed

Maezy, so sorry for all you are going through. You have done great! Of course, you need to follow your doctors recommendation to maintain. The body takes a lot of energy to heal after surgery. I remember when I broke my leg, I googled and found a lot of information on nutrition during healing. There is a lot of good advice out there. You should check it out, a lot of things that are not good for us really slow down bone/joint healing. You are going to get past this surgery and heal. You have done so well, you will get back on plan 100% when you are able to do that. Sorry you are feeling so overwhelmed. I don't have much advice for you, but wanted to give you a pat on the back. :hug:

lisa32989
12-16-2012, 10:18 AM
So glad this is such a positive group of people becuz I need your support. My surgery is on Wednesday and my emotions are all over the place. The dr said to just maintain and don't lose until January. Well of course I'm too stubborn and have been 100%OP. This weekend everything changed and I want to eat everything in site using the excuse that the dr said to maintain. I have been good and staying OP but it is so hard. I'm not in the Christmas spirit trying to rush and get everything done ASAP. Just in a ho-hum mood. Oh, also this is the first Christmas without my mom. She died in the spring.....feeling overwhelmed

Food is what we have used to dull all of our feelings or to make us feel better. Now we are learning to go through life "clean". It is so hard no matter what the feelin is! The first year of "firsts" after losing a parent is also hard :hug:
I gained a bunch of weight after losing my dad over 2 years ago. I didn't have IP or this kind of support then.

Have you talked to your coach about switching to P2 up to / after surgery for a short while? You eat more food but the premise is the same.

Wishing you well.

rainbowsmiles
12-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Food is what we have used to dull all of our feelings or to make us feel better. Now we are learning to go through life "clean". It is so hard no matter what the feelin is! The first year of "firsts" after losing a parent is also hard :hug:
I gained a bunch of weight after losing my dad over 2 years ago. I didn't have IP or this kind of support then.

Have you talked to your coach about switching to P2 up to / after surgery for a short while? You eat more food but the premise is the same.

Wishing you well.

:wave: good morning lisa!!! hope you are having a beautiful weekend!!

Nolawhodatchick
12-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Congrats to you, Bella, and to all the other successes earlier this weekend.

Hugs to you, Maezy, you are going through a lot right now. Hang in there, it will get better.
____________________________________________

My WI week 10: -1.4 lbs (Pre-TOM, so it includes some extra water weight, too)

Everyone have a safe and happy Sunday!

rofl306
12-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Feeling so good! Just got back from a tailgate party at a big football game. I took a big salad with chicken and my dressing. Drank water. Actually, felt very comfortable with the whole thing. And now I am home and I have no guilt!

PS -- We won the state title! Woo Hoo! :carrot:

Congratulations! Eating well feels good!


:dust: for everyone working on their mini goals over Christmas! 2013 is coming with lots weight loss and at goals for all of us!


Have a GREAT day everyone!!

Ticiabean
12-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Hi everyone!!! Long time, no post (almost 1 month)! Just a little update, I started training to run a 5k. I ran my first competitive race last weekend and was so moved by what my body can now do thanks to IP that I cried!!! :D

I've been in Phase 2 for two weeks and am preparing to go to P3 on Tuesaday. I am nervous/excited/anxious! I actually have to think about carbs and fat now which is the scariest part. Due to all the counting, I imagine a 10 hour grocery shopping trip to pick out my breakfast foods! :(

Thank you to everyone for your support! With your support, I reached a goal I never thought I could!!! Stick to the program (no matter what others say)....I'm proof that IT WORKS!

Ticiabean
12-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Praying for you maezy!

southern
12-16-2012, 10:56 AM
up 5 lbs in a day....really?

Shedit
12-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Hi everyone!!! Long time, no post (almost 1 month)! Just a little update, I started training to run a 5k. I ran my first competitive race last weekend and was so moved by what my body can now do thanks to IP that I cried!!! :D

I've been in Phase 2 for two weeks and am preparing to go to P3 on Tuesaday. I am nervous/excited/anxious! I actually have to think about carbs and fat now which is the scariest part. Due to all the counting, I imagine a 10 hour grocery shopping trip to pick out my breakfast foods! :(

Thank you to everyone for your support! With your support, I reached a goal I never thought I could!!! Stick to the program (no matter what others say)....I'm proof that IT WORKS!

It is GREAt that you are running and training. The active lifestyle will become something that you will never want to live without. (And maintaining a lean body will help you accomplish your goals). Congrats on your great success with IP and thank you for posting. Today you are my inspiration! :encore:

lisa32989
12-16-2012, 11:54 AM
up 5 lbs in a day....really?

Oh my!
Proof the scale doesn't tell the whole story.
Water weight, hormonal fluctuations, what we ate yesterday, and more all can affect the scale
Rest assured it is NOT 5 lbs of fat!
Drink a LOT of water today and see what another day holds.
I'm not a daily weigher. It stresses me out too much.

Kaybes
12-16-2012, 01:19 PM
So glad this is such a positive group of people becuz I need your support. My surgery is on Wednesday and my emotions are all over the place. The dr said to just maintain and don't lose until January. Well of course I'm too stubborn and have been 100%OP. This weekend everything changed and I want to eat everything in site using the excuse that the dr said to maintain. I have been good and staying OP but it is so hard. I'm not in the Christmas spirit trying to rush and get everything done ASAP. Just in a ho-hum mood. Oh, also this is the first Christmas without my mom. She died in the spring.....feeling overwhelmed


I am new here today - although I have consulted this website many times for various diets - and I feel compelled to say hello and to let you know that you are not alone. I lost my mom a year ago last week, and the holidays are so tough. Last year I went through them in a haze because her death was so new. It is more than understandable that you are struggling. I'm guessing that you might be an emotional eater like me, which makes staying OP even more difficult now. I am trying to start this week, but I'm having a tough time myself. Tried Friday, but then had difficult issues with my ex, and cried while trying to put up some Christmas decs. Yesterday was a wash, because I was eating up the leftover pizza from Friday (hate the waste!), and today started off with a bad breakfast, and now I'm trying to start again. I still can't decide if I should wait until after Christmas to start, or if I should just jump in and go for it. From what I see here, the people are lovely and so supportive, so if you can, come here, read some posts to get inspired, and let us know how you are. If anybody understands what you are going through, it's us. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.

Kaybes
12-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Oh my!
Proof the scale doesn't tell the whole story.
Water weight, hormonal fluctuations, what we ate yesterday, and more all can affect the scale
Rest assured it is NOT 5 lbs of fat!
Drink a LOT of water today and see what another day holds.
I'm not a daily weigher. It stresses me out too much.

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for mentioning that you are not a daily weigher because of the stress. Your putting it that way just opened my eyes. I have always been a daily weigher - mostly because I had gastric bypass 10 years ago, and daily weighing was actually fun then - and now I am finding it difficult to do that and not let it get to me when the scale doesn't move. I always hear the "weigh once a week" advice, but have shunned it because I like getting that boost every day...except...I'm not getting a boost now, I mostly get discouraged. Instead of seeing it as something I was doing to stress myself out, I've instead been mad at myself for not losing faster. So thanks -- it finally clicked when I read what you wrote!!

KB

lisa32989
12-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

Wild wire
12-16-2012, 02:59 PM
My WI with my coach are on Tuesdays and I like to weigh myself at home usually on Saturday. This way I know I am going the right direction! I think it also helps keep me motivated mid week! I think daily WI would stress me out too!

Glad to hear everyone is doing amazing! Keep workin it!

rainbowsmiles
12-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

:cp: :cp: :cp:

Fishette
12-16-2012, 03:19 PM
I am new here today - although I have consulted this website many times for various diets - and I feel compelled to say hello and to let you know that you are not alone. I lost my mom a year ago last week, and the holidays are so tough. Last year I went through them in a haze because her death was so new. It is more than understandable that you are struggling. I'm guessing that you might be an emotional eater like me, which makes staying OP even more difficult now. I am trying to start this week, but I'm having a tough time myself. Tried Friday, but then had difficult issues with my ex, and cried while trying to put up some Christmas decs. Yesterday was a wash, because I was eating up the leftover pizza from Friday (hate the waste!), and today started off with a bad breakfast, and now I'm trying to start again. I still can't decide if I should wait until after Christmas to start, or if I should just jump in and go for it. From what I see here, the people are lovely and so supportive, so if you can, come here, read some posts to get inspired, and let us know how you are. If anybody understands what you are going through, it's us. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.


KB - you can start today just reducing your carbs until you officially start IP if you want to wait until after the holidays. I reduced my carbs for nearly a week before starting, and I found that I did not have that terrible first week that most others experience.

Maezy- hard to work through all the emotions. Try to focus on your recovery and the rest will follow.


I weigh in daily because I'm still amazed to see a "3" as the second digit when it seems just like yesterday it was a "7". I'm looking more to get that confirmation that, yes, it is true, and no, it hasn't all been a dream. Maybe when I shop for some new work outfits after Christmas it will feel more real to me.

amberjules
12-16-2012, 03:23 PM
I think today will be my first big test...headed to Movies with the smell of popcorn in the air..LOL

Oh yes, the smell of popcorn. That has always been a temptation for me, with lots of butter. I had to deal with this my first week on IP and I brought the SW Cheese Curls with me so I could at least feel like I was being cheated out eating while watching a movie. One of my comfort things to do!

Please tell us how you did and what it brought up for you.

amberjules
12-16-2012, 03:24 PM
Well I made it through the movies (Hobbit) with no cravings for popcorn. Luckily it was a dinner theater and I had a salad with chicken - salsa on the side :)

I just saw your post. :)

Glad it went well for you!!!

amberjules
12-16-2012, 03:29 PM
I'm so pleased with myself this weekend. I've ventured out and made a cake out of the chocolate pancakes, used cauliflower as a rice substitute, and stayed 100% OP. I have to say that it's been pretty easy. I'm not feeling deprived at all, because I can get my sweet and salty cravings in with any of the IP foods and/or kicking it up a notch and using so many of the recipes that other IPers have provided.

I made the Dirty Rice this weekend, well twice since I liked it so much: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/8240893859/ The first time I made with shrimp and cod and the second time I made with chicken and shrimp. I put way more chili powder and cumin than called for just because I love the spice. Was fantastic!!!! Oh and I didn't cook the onions, but sprinkled raw red onions on to afterwards. Not sure why we can't have cooked onions at this point. I need to ask my coach.

maezy1
12-16-2012, 03:34 PM
I am new here today - although I have consulted this website many times for various diets - and I feel compelled to say hello and to let you know that you are not alone. I lost my mom a year ago last week, and the holidays are so tough. Last year I went through them in a haze because her death was so new. It is more than understandable that you are struggling. I'm guessing that you might be an emotional eater like me, which makes staying OP even more difficult now. I am trying to start this week, but I'm having a tough time myself. Tried Friday, but then had difficult issues with my ex, and cried while trying to put up some Christmas decs. Yesterday was a wash, because I was eating up the leftover pizza from Friday (hate the waste!), and today started off with a bad breakfast, and now I'm trying to start again. I still can't decide if I should wait until after Christmas to start, or if I should just jump in and go for it. From what I see here, the people are lovely and so supportive, so if you can, come here, read some posts to get inspired, and let us know how you are. If anybody understands what you are going through, it's us. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.

Kaybes - just trust yourself and your body to tell you when it is best to start. I started reducing my carbs 2 weeks before I went on the program and I think that is what made the first week not so bad. Yes the Christmas tree was a difficult thing to do this year. I opened the box of family ornaments and closed it as I felt this wave of tears come on. I decided to decorate it differently this year because I just couldn't look at those ornaments for 3 weeks. My son says our tree looks classy which made me happy. My mom's birthday was last week too so I know how you feel. I have been so good to myself today and haven't eaten too much off program. 1/2 slice of bacon is it and if it makes me gain my almost 45 lbs off back well then so be it (I doubt it will do that!)
THANKS to all for the support. It means so much from people who truly understand what issues with food are like

jenshoopie
12-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

Thanks for that one! I really like that :)

lisa32989
12-16-2012, 03:54 PM
I'm so pleased with myself this weekend. I've ventured out and made a cake out of the chocolate pancakes, used cauliflower as a rice substitute, and stayed 100% OP. I have to say that it's been pretty easy. I'm not feeling deprived at all, because I can get my sweet and salty cravings in with any of the IP foods and/or kicking it up a notch and using so many of the recipes that other IPers have provided.

I made the Dirty Rice this weekend, well twice since I liked it so much: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/8240893859/ The first time I made with shrimp and cod and the second time I made with chicken and shrimp. I put way more chili powder and cumin than called for just because I love the spice. Was fantastic!!!! Oh and I didn't cook the onions, but sprinkled raw red onions on to afterwards. Not sure why we can't have cooked onions at this point. I need to ask my coach.
We can cook onions, we just can't carmelize them. They turn to sugar when we do. I'm not quite sure all the chemistry involved. So, I usually put them in toward the end and just sweat them a little. Or when I use in soups, I just don't brown them with meat.
Or, you can just switch to green onions or leeks, which don't hold the same concerns. Leeks have an onion flavor.

Sonyasbug
12-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Hello. So sad the weekend is coming to an end. Not ready for the work week or the last mad dash of Christmas shopping. I am happy to report I have broken the 100 lb mark. I had a 16 day stall and I was starting to get nervous. But I stayed OP and believed it would happen. Official WI was Thursday, I was so excited to get on the scale. Crazy thought. My next mini goal isn't too far away, 169, which makes me no longer obese. I'd live to start the new year out just being "over weight". Lol. I also finally figured out how to use a pic for my avatars but it's side ways...can anyone help? Thanks so mugh everyone for all the support. Xo

sonyainva
12-16-2012, 06:20 PM
My son is home from college. I hugged and hugged him....he's still my baby....now it feels like the holidays.
My prayer for the holiday season is peace in this world

So glad this is such a positive group of people becuz I need your support. My surgery is on Wednesday and my emotions are all over the place. The dr said to just maintain and don't lose until January. Well of course I'm too stubborn and have been 100%OP. This weekend everything changed and I want to eat everything in site using the excuse that the dr said to maintain. I have been good and staying OP but it is so hard. I'm not in the Christmas spirit trying to rush and get everything done ASAP. Just in a ho-hum mood. Oh, also this is the first Christmas without my mom. She died in the spring.....feeling overwhelmed

Nice to have your son back, enjoy his company

You are doing great, do what feels right for your body.

Hi everyone!!! Long time, no post (almost 1 month)! Just a little update, I started training to run a 5k. I ran my first competitive race last weekend and was so moved by what my body can now do thanks to IP that I cried!!! :D

I've been in Phase 2 for two weeks and am preparing to go to P3 on Tuesaday. I am nervous/excited/anxious! I actually have to think about carbs and fat now which is the scariest part. Due to all the counting, I imagine a 10 hour grocery shopping trip to pick out my breakfast foods! :(

Thank you to everyone for your support! With your support, I reached a goal I never thought I could!!! Stick to the program (no matter what others say)....I'm proof that IT WORKS!

I remember your before and after, great job on the race. That first medal is so special.

Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

Love this.

Day 4 100% op, 24 more to go. On to phase 2 after that

A1Texan
12-16-2012, 06:46 PM
I woke up really mad this morning - I had a dream that I ate a large piece of pecan pie and chased it down with a glass of milk. I remember feeling so disappointed with myself. Then I woke up mad and more determined :)

Thought I'd share...

LoriKay
12-16-2012, 07:02 PM
I woke up really mad this morning - I had a dream that I ate a large piece of pecan pie and chased it down with a glass of milk. I remember feeling so disappointed with myself. Then I woke up mad and more determined :)

Thought I'd share...

HaHa!! I think we've all had cheat dreams!! I love that you woke up more determined. Great way to look at it!!

Cindy56
12-16-2012, 07:18 PM
:carrot:Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

Love this quote! I am sure that it will come in handy many times over the next 2 weeks! Thanks for sharing.

Fishette
12-16-2012, 07:58 PM
Hello. So sad the weekend is coming to an end. Not ready for the work week or the last mad dash of Christmas shopping. I am happy to report I have broken the 100 lb mark. I had a 16 day stall and I was starting to get nervous. But I stayed OP and believed it would happen. Official WI was Thursday, I was so excited to get on the scale. Crazy thought. My next mini goal isn't too far away, 169, which makes me no longer obese. I'd live to start the new year out just being "over weight". Lol. I also finally figured out how to use a pic for my avatars but it's side ways...can anyone help? Thanks so mugh everyone for all the support. Xo

Congrats, Sonyasbug!!! You've got this in the bag!

sahmmommy2
12-16-2012, 08:14 PM
We can cook onions, we just can't carmelize them. They turn to sugar when we do. I'm not quite sure all the chemistry involved. So, I usually put them in toward the end and just sweat them a little. Or when I use in soups, I just don't brown them with meat.
Or, you can just switch to green onions or leeks, which don't hold the same concerns. Leeks have an onion flavor.

I LOVE using leeks in soups and puree's, wonderful onion flavor (very mild)!

sahmmommy2
12-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Hello. So sad the weekend is coming to an end. Not ready for the work week or the last mad dash of Christmas shopping. I am happy to report I have broken the 100 lb mark. I had a 16 day stall and I was starting to get nervous. But I stayed OP and believed it would happen. Official WI was Thursday, I was so excited to get on the scale. Crazy thought. My next mini goal isn't too far away, 169, which makes me no longer obese. I'd live to start the new year out just being "over weight". Lol. I also finally figured out how to use a pic for my avatars but it's side ways...can anyone help? Thanks so mugh everyone for all the support. Xo

CONGRATULATIONS Sonyasbug, YOU ROCK! That is an awesome achievement! You will be to 169 before you know it:)

tam67green
12-16-2012, 10:07 PM
For once I'm glad the weekend is over! It was a difficult one and I'm really disgusted with myself. We were at my mother in law's house all weekend (she lives 2 hours away) to celebrate my husband's birthday, see Grandma's house all decorated and make Christmas cookies with Grandma. I stayed OP thru all that, but it's so hard to do that when you aren't at home. Everyone understands and doesn't give me a hard time or anything, but it's just so much easier to fix what you need at home. We got home at 4:30 and I spent the next 3.5 hours making peppermint bark for a Christmas party at work tomorrow, and that was all she wrote! I had a couple of very small pieces (like 1 inch square), and feel SO guilty! Due to today's crazy schedule I had a packet at 10:30, white cheddar ridges at about 2:00, then nothing until dinner at 8:30 (shrimp and 2 c. veggies). I guess Wednesday's weigh in might be disappointing, but I will get back on that wagon tomorrow!

Doctorblue
12-16-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm oh so very frustrated! My first seven weeks I lost 24.4#. This last seven weeks I've lost 5.4#. I really have no clue what's going on. No, I haven't been measuring inches, but judging by the way clothes are fitting, inches don't seem to be pouring off either.
Here's a typical few days of IP Alts for me:
B: Frappe made with 1/2 packet ProtiDiet Oatmeal (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/breakfast-items/protidiet-oatmeal-cinnamon-spice-7-box.html), Flavored ground coffee (usually Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice), 1/4-1/2 cup EAS Carb Advantage, ice, and water--Usually have this during the work week OR WLS Cereal (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/breakfast-items/weight-loss-systems-cereal-berries-n-chocolate-crunch-7-box.html) with splash of EAS Carb Advantage for 'milk'--Usually have this on the weekend
L: WLS Zesty Chili (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/dinners-and-entrees/weight-loss-systems-dinner-zesty-vegetable-chili-with-beans-7-box.html) OR WLS Chicken & Veggie Soup (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/hot-soups/weight-loss-systems-soup-chicken-and-vegetable-cream-7-box.html) plus 2 cups broccoli/cauliflower
D: Big Mac in a Bowl, or slow cooker chicken, or steak, or fish, with acceptable seasonings, plus 2 cups of veggies--usually broc/cauli mix, what can I say, it's cheap and I like it!
S: Proti-Thin Wafer (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/protein-bars/proti-thin-protein-wafer-squares-mocha-5-box-2-squares-serving.html)--when I have the frappe, or Proti Diet Chocolate Dream Bar (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/protein-bars/protidiet-protein-bar-chocolate-dream-7-box.html)--when I have the cereal

Things that have changed since I started:

Was using Millstone Caramel Truffle coffee but switched to the DD Pumpkin
Was having the Healthsmart variety pack (http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/protein-bars/healthsmart-protein-bar-crispy-variety-pack-7-box.html) where I am now having the wafers.
Was drinking Crystal Light flavored water, but went back to plain
Started using Mrs. Dash on my veggies instead of soy sauce to cook my vegetables in

I do measure all meat & veggies on a digital scale. I do get in my minimum water (usually it's closer to 96 oz.) Have not been good at taking my supplements (but it's been like that since the beginning. They make me feel sick when I take them. Today I thought I might go buy a pill crusher and see if that helps.) Don't actively exercise.

Does anyone see what might be causing my issues? I know I've seen Scorbett post about overdosing on the wafers but wasn't sure what the issue was. Anything besides wafer overload that jumps out at anyone. Change the battery in the scale? LOL, if only it were that easy!

P.S. I might post this again on tomorrow's chat since I'm posting so late and responses might be minimal

Fishette
12-16-2012, 10:21 PM
Doctor blue - you listed several items in one day that are all high in carbs - well, on the high end of what is OP. Brocolli and cauliflower are very high carbs compared to spinach and field greens. Wafers are also high in carbs, as is chili and oatmeal. It looks like you are having the equivalent of 3 restricteds every day, plus choosing veggies on the high end of carbs.

May I suggest that you enter your food diary into myFitnessPal.com or one of the other trackers and see how many carbs you are eating. Once I moved to alternatives, I was surprised to see how the carbs add up. Now I'm more consistent with my losses because I limit my net carbs to 30 a day. (Net carbs are carbs minus fiber.)

LizRR
12-16-2012, 10:22 PM
Howdy IPeeps! I am home safe & sound, completed a half marathon in Shiner, TX (at the brewery), it was a great time and I took it easier than last weeks half. I ran/gossiped with my friend who is moving to Chicago in 2 weeks from Houston, so it was special to be able to have a 2:10 gossip session and hang out afterwards!

Hi everyone!!! Long time, no post (almost 1 month)! Just a little update, I started training to run a 5k. I ran my first competitive race last weekend and was so moved by what my body can now do thanks to IP that I cried!!! :D

I've been in Phase 2 for two weeks and am preparing to go to P3 on Tuesaday. I am nervous/excited/anxious! I actually have to think about carbs and fat now which is the scariest part. Due to all the counting, I imagine a 10 hour grocery shopping trip to pick out my breakfast foods! :(

Thank you to everyone for your support! With your support, I reached a goal I never thought I could!!! Stick to the program (no matter what others say)....I'm proof that IT WORKS!

Ticiabean! Awesome job on the training! I am also so amazed at how our bodies forgive and are capable of without the weight. I worked out before, but never was able to perform like this before. I was literally weighing myself down!

Praying for you maezy!

Maezy, praying for a speedy recovery!

Hello. So sad the weekend is coming to an end. Not ready for the work week or the last mad dash of Christmas shopping. I am happy to report I have broken the 100 lb mark. I had a 16 day stall and I was starting to get nervous. But I stayed OP and believed it would happen. Official WI was Thursday, I was so excited to get on the scale. Crazy thought. My next mini goal isn't too far away, 169, which makes me no longer obese. I'd live to start the new year out just being "over weight". Lol. I also finally figured out how to use a pic for my avatars but it's side ways...can anyone help? Thanks so mugh everyone for all the support. Xo

Congrats on reaching the Century Club! A member of a very elite and dedicated group of IPeeps!

Doctorblue
12-16-2012, 10:33 PM
Doctor blue - you listed several items in one day that are all high in carbs - well, on the high end of what is OP. Brocolli and cauliflower are very high carbs compared to spinach and field greens. Wafers are also high in carbs, as is chili and oatmeal. It looks like you are having the equivalent of 3 restricteds every day, plus choosing veggies on the high end of carbs.

May I suggest that you enter your food diary into myFitnessPal.com or one of the other trackers and see how many carbs you are eating. Once I moved to alternatives, I was surprised to see how the carbs add up. Now I'm more consistent with my losses because I limit my net carbs to 30 a day. (Net carbs are carbs minus fiber.)The oatmeal is 5 net carbs for a full serving, I only use half. Chili is 8g net. So, still in unrestricted territory. I only have one official restricted a day. Also, broc/cauli are the veggies that I've eaten since the beginning, when I was losing great. I don't always enter my stuff in MFP, but when I do, it's usually about 30-40g net carbs per day. Just went and entered today and had 37g net for the day.

P.S. Thank you for your response. I'm not trying to be argumentative, hope it's not coming across as such!

scorbett1103
12-16-2012, 11:09 PM
Doctorblue - the wafers might actually be your problem - they are both high in fat (more than 30% total calories from fat, the chocolate dream bar is actually 68% total calories from fat). Those two items are what I would consider above-average restricted - if it were me I would limit them to two or three times a week.

The other thing is that you are having a restricted at night - some people can tolerate that, some find it causes a stall. I am one who can't have a restricted at night, I do better when it is my lunchtime product. You may want to think about switching around your IP foods so that you have your restricted earlier in the day. Putting those extra carbs earlier in your day might rev things up a little.

lessmeansmore
12-17-2012, 01:09 AM
Hey everyone:
I just saw this on Facebook
Next time someone says "One won't hurt"
We can say, "Neither will not having one"
:)

We can also say, "But one won't help." :)

SassyGirl424
12-17-2012, 06:11 AM
Have you checked the carbs in your DD Pumpkin spice coffee?

I found this link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?food=dunkin+donuts+pumpkin+coffee

That says a small one has 25g of carbs in it.

I know that I like flavored coffees, too, but when I checked the nutrition label on the box (for keurig k-cups), several had more than 10g of carbs in just one cup.

I hope things get better for you and you start to see more weight loss.
Good luck!

Fishette
12-17-2012, 06:50 AM
Have you checked the carbs in your DD Pumpkin spice coffee?

I found this link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?food=dunkin+donuts+pumpkin+coffee

That says a small one has 25g of carbs in it.

I know that I like flavored coffees, too, but when I checked the nutrition label on the box (for keurig k-cups), several had more than 10g of carbs in just one cup.

I hope things get better for you and you start to see more weight loss.
Good luck!


Wow! Carbs in the flavored coffee?!? Is nothing sacred!?!