Ideal Protein Diet - IP Weekend Chat Sat/Sun, Feb 23-24, 2013




lisa32989
02-23-2013, 04:28 AM
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Cheekyskeeter
02-23-2013, 07:05 AM
Happy weekend everyone! I have a question.....I realized this morning when I was writing down my food for yesterday (I usually do this after dinner but I was busy last night doctoring up my injured DH) that I had forgotten to have one of my IP foods yesterday. I usually have an IP drink for breakfast, my restricted bar at around 10:30am, 2 cups of veggies for lunch, then I usually have a pudding at around 4pm and then my dinner at 6:30ish (last night it was 2 cups of fried 'rice' and fat free ham. I realized I forgot my afternoon pudding. Do I just leave it as a skip? I shouldn't have an extra packet today should I?

kileymed13
02-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Happy weekend everyone! I have a question.....I realized this morning when I was writing down my food for yesterday (I usually do this after dinner but I was busy last night doctoring up my injured DH) that I had forgotten to have one of my IP foods yesterday. I usually have an IP drink for breakfast, my restricted bar at around 10:30am, 2 cups of veggies for lunch, then I usually have a pudding at around 4pm and then my dinner at 6:30ish (last night it was 2 cups of fried 'rice' and fat free ham. I realized I forgot my afternoon pudding. Do I just leave it as a skip? I shouldn't have an extra packet today should I?

You don't want to add the extra packet today. It is one of those things that you realize, figure out a way to help prevent it in the future and move on. It sounds like there are other things on your mind (injured husband!!) and it may be helpful to journal throughout the day until your routine is back to normal. It sound like you have a good solid routine that works for you!! Hope your husbad feels better soon.


bubbleblower
02-23-2013, 08:18 AM
Happy weekend everyone! I have a question.....I realized this morning when I was writing down my food for yesterday (I usually do this after dinner but I was busy last night doctoring up my injured DH) that I had forgotten to have one of my IP foods yesterday. I usually have an IP drink for breakfast, my restricted bar at around 10:30am, 2 cups of veggies for lunch, then I usually have a pudding at around 4pm and then my dinner at 6:30ish (last night it was 2 cups of fried 'rice' and fat free ham. I realized I forgot my afternoon pudding. Do I just leave it as a skip? I shouldn't have an extra packet today should I?

Agree w/kileymed on this one.

I'm packed up and ready to head north. I had my normal IP Cappuccino with coffee this morning, and have packed my salad dressing, an IP bar, and another packet in my carry-on for at the airport and on the plane. (No upgrade to F this time around so I'll pick up a salad at the airport.) We've got a busy week coming up getting ready for our move but then I'll be heading south again on a quick trip to see my mom. Crazy times! Thank goodness I've got this traveling on IP gig down pat!! I'm going home about 3 pounds lighter than when I arrived two weeks ago. :carrot: (Can't say the same for my BIL. I think he's going to be in for a bit of a rude awakening at his next doctor's appointment next week!)

Cheekyskeeter
02-23-2013, 08:19 AM
Ok that's what I figured that I should just count it as a skip. Husband will be fine.....I think he's enjoying me waiting on him right now. He usually does all the cooking but I cooked last night so he got to try my fried 'rice'.....he said it was ok. I'm sure he'd eat it again but I doubt he'll request it like he does the rutabagas. He never thought he'd like them as much as he does. I think tonight we will go out for dinner....we used to go out to eat a lot but we haven't been since I started IP and I don't miss it too much but tomorrow is my birthday so think I'd like a nice OP meal somewhere.

Halfagain
02-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Thanks for opening the thread each day Lisa. Just saying - I notice, and appreciate you.

Hey All, any suggestions for a breath mint or something that might help with fresh breath between brushing? I usually work from home, so not a big deal, but will be working face to face with some of my peers soon. They might appreciate your insight :-) as will I, if they don't suggest we go back to conference calls instead.

Charbarot
02-23-2013, 08:35 AM
Good morning all. Have another day of high school basketball playoffs. Yesterday went fine. Ate what I'm supposed to eat..felt fine and not hungry. My only issue is I had my restricted (cheese protein curls) around 9:30 pm. Hope I'm not messing up already. The problem is, when I'm working (on my days off now) I work evenings. I don't get out of work until 11:30 pm...so having that snack late will be a lifesaver for me. I really need to eat around my schedule. In fact, from time to time I'm on the all-nights (11-7am). Any suggestions? Let me just say, where I work my co-workers order out all the time. So I'm smelling Chinese, French fries, wings etc all night. Eating my snack late will be MY sin food

MyTime50
02-23-2013, 08:36 AM
Thanks for opening the thread each day Lisa. Just saying - I notice, and appreciate you.

Hey All, any suggestions for a breath mint or something that might help with fresh breath between brushing? I usually work from home, so not a big deal, but will be working face to face with some of my peers soon. They might appreciate your insight :-) as will I, if they don't suggest we go back to conference calls instead.
Just read about this on another thread.

Originally Posted by JenRem
Will you tell me a little more about the chlorohyll? How does it come (ie pill, powder)? How much do you take? How much does it cost? Where do you get it? Does it have a taste?
Thanks, Jen
Hi JenRem, I bought Chlorofresh by Nature's Way in liquid and liqui-gel forms. I bought it online from Vitacost (they have lots of sales) but you can buy it at Walgreens or any regular pharmacy. The liquid costs about $7 for 16 oz and the pills cost about $9 (for 90).

For the liquid, I use 1 tsp in an 8oz glass of water each morning. It has a hint of mint and tastes like sweet green tea. If I'm on the road, I take one liqui-gel in the morning.

It is marketed as an "internal deodorant" and seems to work fine for me. I've been taking it for a little over week and I noticed the positive effects within two days. My friends and family were more surprised than I was.

Charbarot
02-23-2013, 08:37 AM
Halfagain..in my packet I got yesterday they suggested the listerine strips you put on your tongue

MyTime50
02-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Half again,
That info was on another thread posted by ALM2000. She was having an issue with keto-breath.

Halfagain
02-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Just read about this on another thread.

Originally Posted by JenRem
Will you tell me a little more about the chlorohyll? How does it come (ie pill, powder)? How much do you take? How much does it cost? Where do you get it? Does it have a taste?
Thanks, Jen
Hi JenRem, I bought Chlorofresh by Nature's Way in liquid and liqui-gel forms. I bought it online from Vitacost (they have lots of sales) but you can buy it at Walgreens or any regular pharmacy. The liquid costs about $7 for 16 oz and the pills cost about $9 (for 90).

For the liquid, I use 1 tsp in an 8oz glass of water each morning. It has a hint of mint and tastes like sweet green tea. If I'm on the road, I take one liqui-gel in the morning.

It is marketed as an "internal deodorant" and seems to work fine for me. I've been taking it for a little over week and I noticed the positive effects within two days. My friends and family were more surprised than I was.

Halfagain..in my packet I got yesterday they suggested the listerine strips you put on your tongue

Half again,
That info was on another thread posted by ALM2000. She was having an issue with keto-breath.

Thank you both! I'll probably do both combined. haha - can't be too fresh!

lisa32989
02-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Hi Halfagain! Thanks so much! this morning DH was snoring rather loudly at 3:20 am so it got opened extra-early!

I use generic Binaca-type breath spray I keep in my purse, work bag, and desk drawer for whenever my mouth isn't feeling super fresh. It is easier than the small bottles of mouthwash I was keeping everywhere!

Good morning all. Have another day of high school basketball playoffs. Yesterday went fine. Ate what I'm supposed to eat..felt fine and not hungry. My only issue is I had my restricted (cheese protein curls) around 9:30 pm. Hope I'm not messing up already. The problem is, when I'm working (on my days off now) I work evenings. I don't get out of work until 11:30 pm...so having that snack late will be a lifesaver for me. I really need to eat around my schedule. In fact, from time to time I'm on the all-nights (11-7am). Any suggestions? Let me just say, where I work my co-workers order out all the time. So I'm smelling Chinese, French fries, wings etc all night. Eating my snack late will be MY sin food
Sounds like you did great! We have to make this plan fit our lives. Good planning does that. Some days take more planning than others. It sounds like your all-nights will be especially challenging in the planning department but you'll be the winner in the food department!
Woo hoo! Keep it up! It really doesn't matter WHEN you eat the restricted. Some people try to eat them earlier in the day. You had a late nite. You did great.

Glover girl
02-23-2013, 08:56 AM
[QUOTE=lisa32989;4643380]Hi Halfagain! Thanks so much! this morning DH was snoring rather loudly at 3:20 am so it got opened extra-early!

I use generic Binaca-type breath spray I keep in my purse, work bag, and desk drawer for whenever my mouth isn't feeling super fresh. It is easier than the small bottles of mouthwash I was keeping everywhere!

I use breath spray too, it is called scope outlast.:):)

ragdoll74
02-23-2013, 08:57 AM
Good morning all. Have another day of high school basketball playoffs. Yesterday went fine. Ate what I'm supposed to eat..felt fine and not hungry. My only issue is I had my restricted (cheese protein curls) around 9:30 pm. Hope I'm not messing up already. The problem is, when I'm working (on my days off now) I work evenings. I don't get out of work until 11:30 pm...so having that snack late will be a lifesaver for me. I really need to eat around my schedule. In fact, from time to time I'm on the all-nights (11-7am). Any suggestions? Let me just say, where I work my co-workers order out all the time. So I'm smelling Chinese, French fries, wings etc all night. Eating my snack late will be MY sin food

You should be fine eating your snack at 9:30. The point of the evening snack is fuel for while you are sleeping anyway.

You can also have 2 egg whites a day as a free food since it falls within the 0/0/0 requirement. I usually boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday and then I can just grab a couple from the fridge when I need them. They are a great snack for those days when you are a little more active, or just a hungry day.

Dill pickles are also part of the allowed veggies each day, and make a great quick snack. Just make sure that you are counting them towards your 4 cups per day.

Glover girl
02-23-2013, 09:02 AM
[QUOTE=bubbleblower;4643343]Agree w/kileymed on this one.

I'm packed up and ready to head north. I had my normal IP Cappuccino with coffee this morning, and have packed my salad dressing, an IP bar, and another packet in my carry-on for at the airport and on the plane. (No upgrade to F this time around so I'll pick up a salad at the airport.) We've got a busy week coming up getting ready for our move but then I'll be heading south again on a quick trip to see my mom. Crazy times! Thank goodness I've got this traveling on IP gig down pat!! I'm going home about 3 pounds lighter than when I arrived two weeks ago. :carrot: (Can't say the same for my BIL. I think he's going to be in for a bit of a rude awakening at his next doctor's appointment next week!)[/QUOTE

I am leaving for AZ today ( first flight in 13 years):stress: this will be my first time traveling with Ip. I've got rtd in my checked bag, and salad drsg pkts etc, otherwise I've got pkts tucked every where! I do have some cinnamon cereal in my purse for emergencies.:) hope everyone has a nice weekend!

lisa32989
02-23-2013, 09:19 AM
Hey everyone

I wanted to point out the moderator announcement at the top of the forum re: signatures. It seems some are very big! I saw one this morning that took up the entire screen on my laptop. If you have a long sig, go to user cp and make sure your sig is within the "green" boundary. If you have strayed to the red area, it is time to consolidate before the 3FC moderators do it for you! We wouldn't want anyone's sig getting chopped!

Charbarot
02-23-2013, 09:35 AM
Thank you so much ragdoll....you've been a huge help. Thank you for your support

Msbehaving
02-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Good morning. Going out to a formal dinner tonight. Thanks to help on this forum, I called the event coordinator and they are willing to accommodate my meal plan and serve a plain protein (no sauce) with steamed vegies for me. Packing Mio and a snack just in case. Looking forward to a club soda on the rocks with lime. :)

Last night I set some mini goals to break up my 150 lb weight loss goal. I am almost at the first one!

Start: 296
1st goal: 269 (lowest weight I had in the last 10 years)
2nd goal: 249 (buy a WII fit - max weight on the platform is 250)
3rd goal: 225 (weight when my husband met me)
4th goal: 199 (Onederland!)
5th goal: 175 (definitely less than DH!)
Finish line: 150

So far 100% on plan and staying that way! Feeling great.

evepet
02-23-2013, 11:34 AM
Thanks for opening the thread each day Lisa. Just saying - I notice, and appreciate you.

Hey All, any suggestions for a breath mint or something that might help with fresh breath between brushing? I usually work from home, so not a big deal, but will be working face to face with some of my peers soon. They might appreciate your insight :-) as will I, if they don't suggest we go back to conference calls instead.

I agree with the chlorophyll suggestion. I've been doing that, and it definitely does help. I remembered months ago when the ketosis-breath (and BO) issue started, that it had been recommended by the Dr. Bernstein people when I did their diet about 10 years ago. That diet also puts you into ketosis. And it works pretty fast too - purifies the blood apparently and is sort of a general body deodorizer. Available generally through health food stores, etc. If you get a liquid version where you have to combine it in a little water, beware because it stains. I occasionally also use the Listerine 'on tongue' strips.

ultramommynine
02-23-2013, 11:36 AM
Hey ladies :)
Hope everyone is having a good morning!
Tomorrow will be my IP week 1 weigh in and I'm super stoked to find out my results. I'm pretty sure it will be an 8 pound loss but who knows what tomorrow might bring :)

I stepped on the scale this morning and was up a half pound from yesterday. I think my positive self talk is working at least a little because I was totally okay with it. I am accepting that this is a long process and life long commitment and fluctuations are a normal and natural part of getting to a healthy weight!

I do have a question about restricted items. I'm not having any restricted or milk and the last few days I've felt kind of light headed and blah. I'm still working on getting the ip supplements but in the meantime I've had a tablespoon of mayo plus a tablespoon of yogurt with my lunch salad. I know it's not sticking to the sheet 100% but I figured since there's no carbs in it and it doesn't have too much more fat than a restricted item anyway, it can't be that bad right? I'll try it for a week and see how it goes. Just tryin to make this work for me but don't want to be whining and moaning when the scale stops moving because I messed up :)

evepet
02-23-2013, 11:47 AM
Hey ladies :)
Hope everyone is having a good morning!
Tomorrow will be my IP week 1 weigh in and I'm super stoked to find out my results. I'm pretty sure it will be an 8 pound loss but who knows what tomorrow might bring :)

I stepped on the scale this morning and was up a half pound from yesterday. I think my positive self talk is working at least a little because I was totally okay with it. I am accepting that this is a long process and life long commitment and fluctuations are a normal and natural part of getting to a healthy weight!

I do have a question about restricted items. I'm not having any restricted or milk and the last few days I've felt kind of light headed and blah. I'm still working on getting the ip supplements but in the meantime I've had a tablespoon of mayo plus a tablespoon of yogurt with my lunch salad. I know it's not sticking to the sheet 100% but I figured since there's no carbs in it and it doesn't have too much more fat than a restricted item anyway, it can't be that bad right? I'll try it for a week and see how it goes. Just tryin to make this work for me but don't want to be whining and moaning when the scale stops moving because I messed up :)

Congrats on being at the end of your first IP week. It's a toughie. :) Re the light-headedness.... have you tried licking some salt on your palm and then having some water? Also, it's really important to take the supplements - either IP or good alternative ones. As to the mayo/yogourt..... I'd personally urge you to do your best to stay 100% OP. It's awfully easy to let these little 'extra's' add up and sabotage your efforts. You'd actually be better off making a salad dressing using part of your olive oil allowance for the day, with a little lemon juice or acv plus some grated garlic, parsley, chives, etc. Add a small dash of stevia to sweeten slightly. Have you tried any of the Walden Farms mayos? They are 000. In particular I really like their Honey Mustard Mayo product. I like making my own version of tzatziki with it. Really zingy and tasty.

NinjaNurse
02-23-2013, 12:04 PM
Good morning all. Have another day of high school basketball playoffs. Yesterday went fine. Ate what I'm supposed to eat..felt fine and not hungry. My only issue is I had my restricted (cheese protein curls) around 9:30 pm. Hope I'm not messing up already. The problem is, when I'm working (on my days off now) I work evenings. I don't get out of work until 11:30 pm...so having that snack late will be a lifesaver for me. I really need to eat around my schedule. In fact, from time to time I'm on the all-nights (11-7am). Any suggestions? Let me just say, where I work my co-workers order out all the time. So I'm smelling Chinese, French fries, wings etc all night. Eating my snack late will be MY sin food

My eating schedule and working with IP was a HUGE concern for me as I work evenings. I have a snack between 12-1am. You have to work IP with your lifestyle. I look forward to coming home and having my treat.

NSV: Went to my daughter's dance class, there was none last week because of the storm and my husband's been taking her. You can see where this was going;).........I forgot it was school vacation so, there was no class.

My daughter loves to go out to eat, esp breakfast so we went to a diner down the road. I easily and happily ordered an egg white omelet with mushrooms and spinach and as little fat as possible. I got a coffee but they didn't have skim milk so I put a smidge of milk in it. Of course I was freaking out about that, but the good news is I wasn't concerned with what anyone else thought with what I ordered and ate. (This diner had no healthier section, I was surprised!) I couldn't even finish my meal. Not that it was HUGE. I was just FULL.

Off to look at our potential new member of the family.

Lose2Win
02-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Well...this week certainly was unexpected. I went to weigh in on Thursday, down 0.75 pounds, my lowest so far, but no concern to me at all. That makes 64 pounds gone total and I'm so proud of that, and especially the fact that I have not had one cheat since day one back on October 4th. But, the hair loss thing has become insane, really. The hair loss has been increasing over the past three weeks or so, but it's to a point now where you can see my scalp in places (not too awful though, as I have a ton of hair to begin with) so my coach told me I have to phase off, at least for awhile. So, I'm on phase two. She ordered a lot of labs, which I did yesterday, and told me to take Silica in addition to the Biotin I'm taking already. I wasn't mentally prepared for this, bc I'm not done!!!!! I still feel like 36 pounds to go is a huge amount and I won't stop until I get there. I guess I just have to be more patient, and know that it's now going to take longer than I had hoped for. I wonder how long I'll have to phase off before I can start back up?? I am looking forward to being able to exercise more, and I am very confident that I will make the right eating choices as I have done, but I just wanted to get this done and work on maintenance. Proud of myself for listening to my body though, and I know that I will see 150 soon...hopefully by summer. Anyone else had to go through this? Thoughts for continuing to lose another way, even if more slowly? Sorry for the long post. Wishing everyone a great weekend :)

loopers
02-23-2013, 12:30 PM
Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful sunshine-y day here today, finally NOT snowing, which is great news.... think we'll take the pups out for a nice long walk today and get some vitamin D!

Hopped on the scale this morning, and it FINALLY didn't say 234... 230 this morning, woohoo! Have a fabulous OP day everyone!

ultramommynine
02-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Congrats on being at the end of your first IP week. It's a toughie. :) Re the light-headedness.... have you tried licking some salt on your palm and then having some water? Also, it's really important to take the supplements - either IP or good alternative ones. As to the mayo/yogourt..... I'd personally urge you to do your best to stay 100% OP. It's awfully easy to let these little 'extra's' add up and sabotage your efforts. You'd actually be better off making a salad dressing using part of your olive oil allowance for the day, with a little lemon juice or acv plus some grated garlic, parsley, chives, etc. Add a small dash of stevia to sweeten slightly. Have you tried any of the Walden Farms mayos? They are 000. In particular I really like their Honey Mustard Mayo product. I like making my own version of tzatziki with it. Really zingy and tasty.

Thank you! It's been a good week! I've been adding salt to my protein shakes which seems to help some. I am taking a prenatal vitamin and hoping to order the ip vitamins from plainprotein in the next week or so.

I totally get what you're saying about the extras! I was looking at some of the restricted items, one I saw had 8 grams of fat so I figured cutting the restricted and adding the mayo and yogurt instead of that ounce of milk wouldn't be a biggie. I've looked for the walden farms products at my store but think I'm gonna have to order online. From what I've read so far it looks like the honey mustard and thousand island are the best along with the chocolate and caramel sauce. For me personally, I'd rather save the oil for my meat or veggies cause a teaspoon in a vinegarette isn't gonna seem worth it lol.

ultramommynine
02-23-2013, 12:35 PM
Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful sunshine-y day here today, finally NOT snowing, which is great news.... think we'll take the pups out for a nice long walk today and get some vitamin D!

Hopped on the scale this morning, and it FINALLY didn't say 234... 230 this morning, woohoo! Have a fabulous OP day everyone!

Congrats on your four pound loss. Sometimes it seems like the same number is gonna be on the scale forever cause we've seen it for so long. I know it feels awesome to get over those little plateaus :)

JenRem
02-23-2013, 01:40 PM
I think tonight we will go out for dinner....we used to go out to eat a lot but we haven't been since I started IP and I don't miss it too much but tomorrow is my birthday so think I'd like a nice OP meal somewhere.

Happy EARLY Birthday!
Have a wonderful OP dinner somewhere. I don't know if you guys have an Applebee's........ Not that it's a fancy restaurant, but my husband and I go about once a week. On their 2 for $20 or 2 for $24 they have 7oz or 9oz (I think these are the sizes) steak and veggies and potato. We get the steak and instead of a potato have them give you 2 sides of steamed veggies (instead of 1) - also find out what veggies they steam (like you don't want their carrots). The meal deal does come with an appetizer that is totally off plan. We usually get the buffalo wings to-go and my husband will take them to work the next day and let his small staff have them for their lunch. Anyways a good meal and one that doesn't even come close to breaking the bank. :)

Thanks for opening the thread each day Lisa. Just saying - I notice, and appreciate you.

Hey All, any suggestions for a breath mint or something that might help with fresh breath between brushing? I usually work from home, so not a big deal, but will be working face to face with some of my peers soon. They might appreciate your insight :-) as will I, if they don't suggest we go back to conference calls instead.

Yes, Lisa.... Thank you for doing this daily! :hug:

Half-again. I suck on 100% xylitol mints - Spry brand (you can get on-line or if you have a Super Supplements store). They are really healthy for your teeth. Just don't overdo them!

Good morning all. Have another day of high school basketball playoffs. Yesterday went fine. Ate what I'm supposed to eat..felt fine and not hungry. My only issue is I had my restricted (cheese protein curls) around 9:30 pm. Hope I'm not messing up already. The problem is, when I'm working (on my days off now) I work evenings. I don't get out of work until 11:30 pm...so having that snack late will be a lifesaver for me. I really need to eat around my schedule. In fact, from time to time I'm on the all-nights (11-7am). Any suggestions? Let me just say, where I work my co-workers order out all the time. So I'm smelling Chinese, French fries, wings etc all night. Eating my snack late will be MY sin food

I usually have my restricted about 2-3 hours before bed and I don't think it's made a difference in my weightloss, but of course no way to really know that. I enjoy it as a snack while I watch TV!

Just read about this on another thread.

Originally Posted by JenRem
Will you tell me a little more about the chlorohyll? How does it come (ie pill, powder)? How much do you take? How much does it cost? Where do you get it? Does it have a taste?
Thanks, Jen
Hi JenRem, I bought Chlorofresh by Nature's Way in liquid and liqui-gel forms. I bought it online from Vitacost (they have lots of sales) but you can buy it at Walgreens or any regular pharmacy. The liquid costs about $7 for 16 oz and the pills cost about $9 (for 90).

For the liquid, I use 1 tsp in an 8oz glass of water each morning. It has a hint of mint and tastes like sweet green tea. If I'm on the road, I take one liqui-gel in the morning.

It is marketed as an "internal deodorant" and seems to work fine for me. I've been taking it for a little over week and I noticed the positive effects within two days. My friends and family were more surprised than I was.

Thanks for the info. I will definately check it out!

[QUOTE=bubbleblower;4643343]
I'm packed up and ready to head north. I'm going home about 3 pounds lighter than when I arrived two weeks ago. :carrot: (Can't say the same for my BIL. I think he's going to be in for a bit of a rude awakening at his next doctor's appointment next week!)[/QUOTE

I am leaving for AZ today ( first flight in 13 years):stress: this will be my first time traveling with Ip. I've got rtd in my checked bag, and salad drsg pkts etc, otherwise I've got pkts tucked every where! I do have some cinnamon cereal in my purse for emergencies.:) hope everyone has a nice weekend!

Bubbleblower - Congrats on your 3lb weight LOSS while on Vacation!

Glovergirl - You'll rock this! Planning and being prepared is the key and you sound like you have a very good handle on this. Have a nice flight!

Good morning. Going out to a formal dinner tonight.
Last night I set some mini goals to break up my 150 lb weight loss goal. I am almost at the first one!
Start: 296
1st goal: 269 (lowest weight I had in the last 10 years)
2nd goal: 249 (buy a WII fit - max weight on the platform is 250)
3rd goal: 225 (weight when my husband met me)
4th goal: 199 (Onederland!)
5th goal: 175 (definitely less than DH!)
Finish line: 150
So far 100% on plan and staying that way! Feeling great.

Have a great night out at your Formal Dinner.
Very nice goals.............. Now you get to think of some really nice REWARDS to go with those goals!

My daughter loves to go out to eat, esp breakfast so we went to a diner down the road. I easily and happily ordered an egg white omelet with mushrooms and spinach and as little fat as possible. I got a coffee but they didn't have skim milk so I put a smidge of milk in it. Of course I was freaking out about that, but the good news is I wasn't concerned with what anyone else thought with what I ordered and ate. (This diner had no healthier section, I was surprised!) I couldn't even finish my meal. Not that it was HUGE. I was just FULL.
Off to look at our potential new member of the family.

Nice NSV - ordering what YOU want at a diner and not caring about what others think. Remember, you are the customer. And as long as we ask in a nice caring manner, I think servers want to help us.
Keep us posted on your potential new family member... send us a pix.

Well...this week certainly was unexpected. I went to weigh in on Thursday, down 0.75 pounds, my lowest so far, but no concern to me at all. That makes 64 pounds gone total and I'm so proud of that, and especially the fact that I have not had one cheat since day one back on October 4th. But, the hair loss thing has become insane, really. The hair loss has been increasing over the past three weeks or so, but it's to a point now where you can see my scalp in places (not too awful though, as I have a ton of hair to begin with) so my coach told me I have to phase off, at least for awhile. So, I'm on phase two. She ordered a lot of labs, which I did yesterday, and told me to take Silica in addition to the Biotin I'm taking already. I wasn't mentally prepared for this, bc I'm not done!!!!! I still feel like 36 pounds to go is a huge amount and I won't stop until I get there. I guess I just have to be more patient, and know that it's now going to take longer than I had hoped for. I wonder how long I'll have to phase off before I can start back up?? I am looking forward to being able to exercise more, and I am very confident that I will make the right eating choices as I have done, but I just wanted to get this done and work on maintenance. Proud of myself for listening to my body though, and I know that I will see 150 soon...hopefully by summer. Anyone else had to go through this? Thoughts for continuing to lose another way, even if more slowly? Sorry for the long post. Wishing everyone a great weekend :)

Sorry, about this unexpected hitch in the road. Try your best to just go with the flow. I'm sure this isn't what you had in mind for your IP journey, but the goal is to get to the goal, right? You have an obstacle in front of you and you will find a way to get over it and continue down your road to success. We are all behind ya! :hug:


Thank you! It's been a good week! I've been adding salt to my protein shakes which seems to help some. I am taking a prenatal vitamin and hoping to order the ip vitamins from plainprotein in the next week or so.

I totally get what you're saying about the extras! I was looking at some of the restricted items, one I saw had 8 grams of fat so I figured cutting the restricted and adding the mayo and yogurt instead of that ounce of milk wouldn't be a biggie. I've looked for the walden farms products at my store but think I'm gonna have to order online. From what I've read so far it looks like the honey mustard and thousand island are the best along with the chocolate and caramel sauce. For me personally, I'd rather save the oil for my meat or veggies cause a teaspoon in a vinegarette isn't gonna seem worth it lol.

Yeah, be careful about the extras that aren't on IP protocol. You don't want to accidentally start down a slippery slope where you allow more little things to creep in and get off plan.
As far as the WF products. You might ask someone (like a manager) at the store. They aren't always where you think they would be. I usually ask where the diabetic FOOD section is - they are sometimes located there. If you do order on-line, there are some sites where you can buy the individual packets to try first (instead of the bottle), since some people really don't like some of the WF products. Good Luck!

Have a nice weekend everyone! Jen

Ojenchilada
02-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Cleaning the kitchen, I just came across a tin of dark chocolate covered cranberries. I smelled them.

Smelled them again.

thought about 3FC.

dropped them out of the tin and into the garbage. Win! Thanks for being here y'all.

JenRem
02-23-2013, 01:58 PM
To the newbies..............

If you want to reply to someone's post and you want their quote to show up in the light colored blue box along with your response, here is how you do it!

To reply to only one person:
At the end of the persons post that you want to reply to, there are three icons on the bottom right. Click on the first icon that says "quote". This will bring you up to a screen where you will see their post and you can then respond and submit (post quick reply).

To reply to multiple persons quotes:
1. Choose the second icon at the bottom right of the first persons post you want to respond to. The icon has a paper in the background with a bold quotation mark and a small + sign.
After you click it, it will turn orange.
2. Continue down the page until you find another post you want to respond to. keep clicking that same icon on each persons post that you want to reply to and again they will all turn orange.
3. When you reach the last post you want to respond to, pick the first icon - the "quote" icon.
4. Now it will take you to a page where you will see all the posts gathered together. You need to navigate through each persons post to apply your response.
So, write your response after the first persons post and
scroll down and write your response to the second persons post.
Keep doing this until you've responded to all the posts that you see and that you wanted to respond to.
Before submitting, there is an option to preview posts.
I always preview posts and make sure it looks good before submitting. If you see a change you want to make before submitting, then go down to the editing box and fix before officially submitting.

** I will sometimes go in to a persons post and shorten it down (by erasing) to the actual point that I want to respond to. This will shorten YOUR whole posting so it's not as long. Plus, it makes it easie rfor others to follow when reading and understand what you are really wanting to respond to in those others posts.
If you do this, be super careful to not erase the original bracketed areas at the beginning and the end of the persons post that you are responding to!

Hope this makes sense and is helpful! Jen

Crred96
02-23-2013, 02:48 PM
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

JenRem
02-23-2013, 02:54 PM
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

That is so awesome - Way to Go! Doesn't that make week one discomforts totally worth it? Here's to more great WI's, Congrats! :carrot: Jen

Crred96
02-23-2013, 03:32 PM
That is so awesome - Way to Go! Doesn't that make week one discomforts totally worth it? Here's to more great WI's, Congrats! :carrot: Jen

Thanks! Yes it does! My coach was really happy for me.:carrot:

crazynette826
02-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Crispy cereal pancakes are my new obsession right now! YUM!! Thanks for whoever came up with that recipe!

Also tried cauliflower rice yesterday for the first time. Something I will be making many more times. Delicious! We had a craft/dinner night, and the menu was Cafe Rio burritos/salads. I brought my own "rice", and grilled chicken, and didn't feel totally left out as they were enjoying the sweet pork, and real rice. Definitely a win! :yay:

Tziri
02-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Congratulations on all the losses. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

ladylunk
02-23-2013, 03:41 PM
To the newbies..............

If you want to reply to someone's post and you want their quote to show up in the light colored blue box along with your response, here is how you do it!


Hope this makes sense and is helpful! Jen

This was very helpful. I needed that a month ago. Just figured out how to multi quote last week..haha. Thanks for posting.

Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

That's a great first weigh in. Great job!

crazynette826
02-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Hi JenRem, I bought Chlorofresh by Nature's Way in liquid and liqui-gel forms. I bought it online from Vitacost (they have lots of sales) but you can buy it at Walgreens or any regular pharmacy. The liquid costs about $7 for 16 oz and the pills cost about $9 (for 90).

For the liquid, I use 1 tsp in an 8oz glass of water each morning. It has a hint of mint and tastes like sweet green tea. If I'm on the road, I take one liqui-gel in the morning.

It is marketed as an "internal deodorant" and seems to work fine for me. I've been taking it for a little over week and I noticed the positive effects within two days. My friends and family were more surprised than I was.
Thanks for sharing! I've never even heard of this before. I'm definitely going to check into it.
Well...this week certainly was unexpected. I went to weigh in on Thursday, down 0.75 pounds, my lowest so far, but no concern to me at all. That makes 64 pounds gone total and I'm so proud of that, and especially the fact that I have not had one cheat since day one back on October 4th. But, the hair loss thing has become insane, really. The hair loss has been increasing over the past three weeks or so, but it's to a point now where you can see my scalp in places (not too awful though, as I have a ton of hair to begin with) so my coach told me I have to phase off, at least for awhile. So, I'm on phase two. She ordered a lot of labs, which I did yesterday, and told me to take Silica in addition to the Biotin I'm taking already. I wasn't mentally prepared for this, bc I'm not done!!!!! I still feel like 36 pounds to go is a huge amount and I won't stop until I get there. I guess I just have to be more patient, and know that it's now going to take longer than I had hoped for. I wonder how long I'll have to phase off before I can start back up?? I am looking forward to being able to exercise more, and I am very confident that I will make the right eating choices as I have done, but I just wanted to get this done and work on maintenance. Proud of myself for listening to my body though, and I know that I will see 150 soon...hopefully by summer. Anyone else had to go through this? Thoughts for continuing to lose another way, even if more slowly? Sorry for the long post. Wishing everyone a great weekend :)
This is one of my biggest fears with this diet. I'm so sorry you're going through this. I hope phasing off for a little bit will fix the problem, and then you can get right back too it. Good luck!!! Let us know how it goes.
Cleaning the kitchen, I just came across a tin of dark chocolate covered cranberries. I smelled them.

Smelled them again.

thought about 3FC.

dropped them out of the tin and into the garbage. Win! Thanks for being here y'all.
Good for you!!
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!
Congrats! :yay:

IP43
02-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Crispy cereal pancakes are my new obsession right now! YUM!! Thanks for whoever came up with that recipe!
:yay:

I love them too and recently have added a pudding pack to a whack of the IP packs to make "flavoured" pancakes. The blueberry pudding was delish. I had butterscotch pancakes today. Thinking of trying lemon or strawberry next.

Word of warning. I tried putting in the potato puree, not realizing that it had the herb and garlic flavouring. The butterscotch pudding was already in the bowl when I dumped the other on top. Butterscotch /garlic/herb pancakes are not my favourite but with syrup was an edible "oops". TG for WF syrup as I have another few days of eating that flavour ahead of me. "Batch" cooking is great when it works, not so great when you make an "oops" :^:

ragdoll74
02-23-2013, 03:49 PM
Thank you so much ragdoll....you've been a huge help. Thank you for your support

You're welcome!

NSV:My daughter loves to go out to eat, esp breakfast so we went to a diner down the road. I easily and happily ordered an egg white omelet with mushrooms and spinach and as little fat as possible. I got a coffee but they didn't have skim milk so I put a smidge of milk in it. Of course I was freaking out about that, but the good news is I wasn't concerned with what anyone else thought with what I ordered and ate. (This diner had no healthier section, I was surprised!) I couldn't even finish my meal. Not that it was HUGE. I was just FULL.
.
Way to stay totally OP!
But, the hair loss thing has become insane, really. The hair loss has been increasing over the past three weeks or so, but it's to a point now where you can see my scalp in places (not too awful though, as I have a ton of hair to begin with) so my coach told me I have to phase off, at least for awhile. So, I'm on phase two. She ordered a lot of labs, which I did yesterday, and told me to take Silica in addition to the Biotin I'm taking already. I wasn't mentally prepared for this, bc I'm not done!!!!! I still feel like 36 pounds to go is a huge amount and I won't stop until I get there. I guess I just have to be more patient, and know that it's now going to take longer than I had hoped for. I wonder how long I'll have to phase off before I can start back up?? I am looking forward to being able to exercise more, and I am very confident that I will make the right eating choices as I have done, but I just wanted to get this done and work on maintenance. Proud of myself for listening to my body though, and I know that I will see 150 soon...hopefully by summer. Anyone else had to go through this? Thoughts for continuing to lose another way, even if more slowly? Sorry for the long post. Wishing everyone a great weekend :)
So sorry you are going through this.
Cleaning the kitchen, I just came across a tin of dark chocolate covered cranberries. I smelled them.

Smelled them again.

thought about 3FC.

dropped them out of the tin and into the garbage. Win! Thanks for being here y'all.
Major NSV!!!!! :bravo:
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

Wow! Congrats on that fantastic first weight in.

crazynette826
02-23-2013, 03:49 PM
Word of warning. I tried putting in the potato puree, not realizing that it had the herb and garlic flavouring. The butterscotch pudding was already in the bowl when I dumped the other on top. Butterscotch /garlic/herb pancakes are not my favourite but with syrup was an edible "oops". TG for WF syrup as I have another few days of eating that flavour ahead of me. "Batch" cooking is great when it works, not so great when you make an "oops" :^:
Butterscotch or blueberry pancakes sound delish! Butterscotch/garlic/herb... not so much. ;) I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing.

lisa32989
02-23-2013, 04:31 PM
I love them too and recently have added a pudding pack to a whack of the IP packs to make "flavoured" pancakes. The blueberry pudding was delish. I had butterscotch pancakes today. Thinking of trying lemon or strawberry next.

Word of warning. I tried putting in the potato puree, not realizing that it had the herb and garlic flavouring. The butterscotch pudding was already in the bowl when I dumped the other on top. Butterscotch /garlic/herb pancakes are not my favourite but with syrup was an edible "oops". TG for WF syrup as I have another few days of eating that flavour ahead of me. "Batch" cooking is great when it works, not so great when you make an "oops" :^:

Yuck! I'm glad you found a way to save it. I'm mourning the BB pudding for my muffins. Berry yogurt not the same :(
Try lemon-poppyseed. Pretty good in zucchini muffin form!
Today was lemon-poppyseed and (separate) banana. I'll be sure to keep my savory packets far from the sweet ones.

50harvest
02-23-2013, 05:57 PM
Hey All, any suggestions for a breath mint or something that might help with fresh breath between brushing? I usually work from home, so not a big deal, but will be working face to face with some of my peers soon. They might appreciate your insight :-) as will I, if they don't suggest we go back to conference calls instead.

Thanks for asking about this. I looked into the Chorophyl suggestion...It's available on Amazon.

50harvest
02-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Today is my one month anniversary of starting IP. I've lost 17 pounds and couldn't be happier!

Finding this forum has been a blessing. :hug:

ultramommynine
02-23-2013, 06:10 PM
Question... I was just on the Dr. Tien website and I read in protocol 1 that 1-2 tablespoons is acceptable for each of the noon and evening meals. This is different than what I read on the ideal protein sheet that said two teaspoons a day was the maximum. What is everyone else doing?

Tziri
02-23-2013, 06:21 PM
I just had to share my NSV because I'm so excited.... Got into my 14W jeans today!!! (YAY)

ragdoll74
02-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Today is my one month anniversary of starting IP. I've lost 17 pounds and couldn't be happier!

Finding this forum has been a blessing. :hug:

:carrot::carrot: Great job1

Question... I was just on the Dr. Tien website and I read in protocol 1 that 1-2 tablespoons is acceptable for each of the noon and evening meals. This is different than what I read on the ideal protein sheet that said two teaspoons a day was the maximum. What is everyone else doing?

I don't worry too much if I go over the 2 tsp from the phase I sheet, but I don't do it too often because I'm closer to goal. I just worry about consistently adding all those extra calories. 2 tsp of olive oil is about 80 calories and 2 tbsp. is 238 calories.

Some people find the oil actually helps with weight loss.

Ojenchilada
02-23-2013, 06:37 PM
Question: which body parts do you measure? My coach doesn't measure, so I bought a tape measure today to do my own. Wish I had started 20 lbs ago!

M35A2
02-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Question: which body parts do you measure? My coach doesn't measure, so I bought a tape measure today to do my own. Wish I had started 20 lbs ago!

My coach does:

Arms at bicep
Chest
Waist at navel
Hips at pelvic bone
Leg - has me hold my arm down on side of leg so she gets a consistent spot to measure

JenRem
02-23-2013, 06:50 PM
Today is my one month anniversary of starting IP. I've lost 17 pounds and couldn't be happier!

Terrific - Way to Go! So excited for you.............:carrot:

I just had to share my NSV because I'm so excited.... Got into my 14W jeans today!!! (YAY)

You go girl! That is so totally cool! :carrot:

ladylunk
02-23-2013, 07:36 PM
My coach does:

Arms at bicep
Chest
Waist at navel
Hips at pelvic bone
Leg - has me hold my arm down on side of leg so she gets a consistent spot to measure

In addition to this my coach does bust and neck. Make sure to wear same bra each time!

ladylunk
02-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Just having a break from my supper and had to share. It is sooo good. Chicken lettuce wraps. I got some alerady thinly sliced chicken breasts which I cooked separately and made cauliflower rice with orange pepper, celery, mushrooms, green onions, garlic and ginger. I add to the lettuce the chicken, rice, and a drizzle of the sauce which is so good (apple cider vinegar, soya sauce to darken, green onions, ginger, and lemon grass just floating around), fold lettuce over and yum! Anyway going to get back to eating and reading. Kids already ate so it's just me checking out what's going on around here.

crazynette826
02-23-2013, 08:36 PM
I just had to share my NSV because I'm so excited.... Got into my 14W jeans today!!! (YAY)
Yay!!! :yay:
Today is my one month anniversary of starting IP. I've lost 17 pounds and couldn't be happier!

Finding this forum has been a blessing. :hug:
Great job!! :yay:
Just having a break from my supper and had to share. It is sooo good. Chicken lettuce wraps. I got some alerady thinly sliced chicken breasts which I cooked separately and made cauliflower rice with orange pepper, celery, mushrooms, green onions, garlic and ginger. I add to the lettuce the chicken, rice, and a drizzle of the sauce which is so good (apple cider vinegar, soya sauce to darken, green onions, ginger, and lemon grass just floating around), fold lettuce over and yum! Anyway going to get back to eating and reading. Kids already ate so it's just me checking out what's going on around here.

That sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try it!

1LittleStar
02-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Funny thing happened to me this week. Was meeting with a co-worker that I haven't seen in a few months. She saw me, looked at my face, and said 'something looks different'. Remembering all the comments about people thinking that they had a new haircut, that's what I said! I said that I had just got a haircut (which I had), but really, the weight loss really shows in my face. I just laughed inside, remembering all the comments on here!

JenRem
02-23-2013, 11:09 PM
Just having a break from my supper and had to share. It is sooo good. Chicken lettuce wraps. I got some alerady thinly sliced chicken breasts which I cooked separately and made cauliflower rice with orange pepper, celery, mushrooms, green onions, garlic and ginger. I add to the lettuce the chicken, rice, and a drizzle of the sauce which is so good (apple cider vinegar, soya sauce to darken, green onions, ginger, and lemon grass just floating around), fold lettuce over and yum! Anyway going to get back to eating and reading. Kids already ate so it's just me checking out what's going on around here.

That does sound so good. Will you come to my house and be my IP chef lol?

Funny thing happened to me this week. Was meeting with a co-worker that I haven't seen in a few months. She saw me, looked at my face, and said 'something looks different'. Remembering all the comments about people thinking that they had a new haircut, that's what I said! I said that I had just got a haircut (which I had), but really, the weight loss really shows in my face. I just laughed inside, remembering all the comments on here!

That is so crazy to me that people can't see the difference between a new haircut and obvious weight loss lol! Oh well! I know when she see's you the next time, there's no way she'll confuse the two again. Congrats! :carrot:

Dinie89
02-24-2013, 02:09 AM
Been such a busy couple daysv-- the boyfriend is now on IP with me and wants pickles - is there a certain type/brand and ingredients I should avoid?? Also specific mustard brands??

ginettepv
02-24-2013, 08:46 AM
4th weigh in tomorrow.

started my journey a year and half a go, but such a difference since starting IP four weeks ago. A year and half ago, my 18w pants were getting tight. Was wearing 18 regular at beginning of month. Tried on a size 14 regular today and they fit very nicely.

Can't wait for weigh in tomorrow. Very encouraged for the first time in a very very long time as I am also dealing with menopause, PCOS,hypothyrodism and all of their lovely side effects.

woot woot!

Congrats to everyone else's losses::D

star19600
02-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

Congrats on the loss! Makes all the headaches worth it, right?


Also tried cauliflower rice yesterday for the first time. Something I will be making many more times. Delicious! We had a craft/dinner night, and the menu was Cafe Rio burritos/salads. I brought my own "rice", and grilled chicken, and didn't feel totally left out as they were enjoying the sweet pork, and real rice. Definitely a win! :yay:

Love the cauliflower rice. We are getting rutabega-d out right now, so I think the cauliflower will be our next go-to veggie!

Today is my one month anniversary of starting IP. I've lost 17 pounds and couldn't be happier!

Congrats! I started 6 weeks ago and I'm loving the results as well!

I went shopping yesterday (Target - I'm a big spender :^:) and found a size M sweater that fit great and size 14 pants. Rather than buy the 14's I bought the 12's so I have something to grow into. I could have zipped them but they were way too tight to wear (or sit in). Motivation!

disgal
02-24-2013, 11:00 AM
I went shopping yesterday (Target - I'm a big spender :^:) and found a size M sweater that fit great and size 14 pants. Rather than buy the 14's I bought the 12's so I have something to grow into. I could have zipped them but they were way too tight to wear (or sit in). Motivation!


I am right there with you girl!! I can get my 12's closed and zipped BUT I would be awfully uncomfortable SITTING lol!!;)

ultramommynine
02-24-2013, 11:01 AM
Morning all :). Down another pound and a half this morning. Those chicken lettuce wraps sound delish! I'll be stopping on my way home from work to stock up on some veggies this week. I'll be looking for a recipe for cauliflower rice tonight for dinner yum!

Msbehaving
02-24-2013, 11:43 AM
Cleaning the kitchen, I just came across a tin of dark chocolate covered cranberries. I smelled them.

Smelled them again.

thought about 3FC.

dropped them out of the tin and into the garbage. Win! Thanks for being here y'all.

That is a WIN! Shows how strong you are in your commitment.

Msbehaving
02-24-2013, 12:02 PM
I just had to share my NSV because I'm so excited.... Got into my 14W jeans today!!! (YAY)

Good for you!

Question: which body parts do you measure? My coach doesn't measure, so I bought a tape measure today to do my own. Wish I had started 20 lbs ago!

Bust, waist, hips, thigh, upper arm


Can't wait for weigh in tomorrow. Very encouraged for the first time in a very very long time as I am also dealing with menopause, PCOS,hypothyrodism and all of their lovely side effects.D

Similar issues here. Also at week 4 and feeling great. This is the most hopeful I have ever felt on a weight loss program. We can do this!

Sammie12
02-24-2013, 12:03 PM
Hi everyone, great wi's this week. I am going to have try those chicken lettuce wraps. I am always looking for new recipes to try. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. It's raining here today & so greatful it is not snow. I will be glad when the warmer weather is here. :)

Msbehaving
02-24-2013, 12:12 PM
I just had to share my NSV because I'm so excited.... Got into my 14W jeans today!!! (YAY)

Good for you!

Question: which body parts do you measure? My coach doesn't measure, so I bought a tape measure today to do my own. Wish I had started 20 lbs ago!

Bust, waist, hips, thigh, upper arm


Can't wait for weigh in tomorrow. Very encouraged for the first time in a very very long time as I am also dealing with menopause, PCOS,hypothyrodism and all of their lovely side effects.D

Similar issues here. Also at week 4 and feeling great. This is the most hopeful I have ever felt on a weight loss program. We can do this!

MyTime50
02-24-2013, 12:34 PM
Been such a busy couple daysv-- the boyfriend is now on IP with me and wants pickles - is there a certain type/brand and ingredients I should avoid?? Also specific mustard brands??

Dinie89,
Look for pickles with no sugar. You'll have to read the labels. You can't go wrong with kosher dills or half sour polish style. I like the small ones, they have more crunch!
They do make no sugar sweet pickles, but they have a very strong aftertaste and usually have 1 carb per serving. Remember to count them towards your 4 cups of veggies.
Same goes for mustard. I use guldens or grey poupon. Also found a jalapeño mustard that is 0/0/0. I think it's Dietz and Watson brand. Just read the labels. If its 0/0/0, then go for it.
By the way, you are doing great! Good luck to you and your BF! It's nice to have someone to share this journey with!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-24-2013, 05:49 PM
I posted this in another thread, but it's worth mentioning here too...

99% of Walden Farms products are 0/0/0 however they do make 3 flavors that are only sugar free, but still contain fat and calories.

The following links are ones that are NOT acceptable on IP:

http://www.amazon.com/Walden-Farms-Thousand-Island-Dressing/dp/B0002DJXRQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361746118&sr=8-1&keywords=walden+farms+sugar+free+thousand+island

http://www.amazon.com/Walden-Farms-Balsamic-Vinaigrette-Dressing/dp/B0002L3BXU/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1361746141&sr=1-2&keywords=walden+farms+sugar+free+balsamic

http://www.amazon.com/Walden-Farms-Sugar-Creamy-Dressing/dp/B0002L3BY4/ref=sr_1_5?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1361746177&sr=1-5&keywords=walden+farms+sugar+free+bacon

Every other dressing, syrup, spread, etc. should be compatible with IP!

ginettepv
02-24-2013, 07:16 PM
Good for you!



Bust, waist, hips, thigh, upper arm



Similar issues here. Also at week 4 and feeling great. This is the most hopeful I have ever felt on a weight loss program. We can do this!

Yes we can. and we will. This is our year.

JustSue
02-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Just having a break from my supper and had to share. It is sooo good. Chicken lettuce wraps. I got some alerady thinly sliced chicken breasts which I cooked separately and made cauliflower rice with orange pepper, celery, mushrooms, green onions, garlic and ginger. I add to the lettuce the chicken, rice, and a drizzle of the sauce which is so good (apple cider vinegar, soya sauce to darken, green onions, ginger, and lemon grass just floating around), fold lettuce over and yum! Anyway going to get back to eating and reading. Kids already ate so it's just me checking out what's going on around here.



That sounds great. Where do you find lemon grass?:):)

ladylunk
02-24-2013, 09:41 PM
That sounds great. Where do you find lemon grass?:):)

You can get it in the produce section looks like a big hard stick of grass, light green, brown, or yellow coloring. These are tough and I just use for flavoring. Or they have it in the squeeze tube which is awesome to add to many dishes without getting stuck nawing on a hard chunk. Have to watch carbs in these though I just use a little. It's all you need though. I have no idea what actual lemongrass nutritional information is???? Hopefully it's okay.

ultramommynine
02-24-2013, 10:06 PM
[QUOTE=ladylunk;4643954]Just having a break from my supper and had to share. It is sooo good. Chicken lettuce wraps. I got some alerady thinly sliced chicken breasts which I cooked separately and made cauliflower rice with orange pepper, celery, mushrooms, green onions, garlic and ginger. I add to the lettuce the chicken, rice, and a drizzle of the sauce which is so good (apple cider vinegar, soya sauce to darken, green onions, ginger, and lemon grass just floating around), fold lettuce over and yum! Anyway going to get back to eating and reading. Kids already ate so it's just me checking out what's going on around here.[/QUOTE

I've got to say thank you for sharing your meal! I made chicken fried cauliflower rice for dinner and it was fantastic! Added some kale, bean sprouts, and green onion with my chicken breast. Sautéed in coconut oil... Ive been eating the same kind of flavors lately and this really switched things up nicely :D

Cheekyskeeter
02-25-2013, 05:32 AM
I love the cauliflower rice....I sometimes add in a little bit of fat free ham. Last night I made up a batch of 'Not Potato Salad' to take for lunch today. It looks great.....hopefully it tastes great too. I'm trying to find new ways to prepare veggies so I don't keep eating the same old same old all the time.

lovetorun3
02-25-2013, 06:53 AM
Hi all...had my first WI yesterday...8.2 lbs and 3 inches! �� On to week 2!!!

Great job ~ congratulations!!!