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wuv2bloved
02-25-2013, 11:02 PM
WOW y'all are ROCKING the 100% thread, I totally MISSED this whole thread will have to go back and read everything when I have time. Time has not been on my side lately, I have been super busy with the new clinic and the super weekend I just attended in New Orleans. I see that most of you are hanging in there and have some great results so far. Very Proud of all of you! I know there are some new ones around that I have not said WELCOME too, so WELCOME. Never be afraid to post or make a comment here, we do ask that there be no talk of cheating in this thread. This is a POSITIVE thread without the whining!

I had an amazing experience meeting the IP people at the super weekend..There are wonderful things that are going to be happening with the company so stay tuned for exciting things!!


1LittleStar
02-25-2013, 11:17 PM
Thanks Wuv for the welcome. Fairy we to this thread, but very inspired by your accomplishments!

Can't wait to hear abut the exciting new things!

lisa32989
02-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Woo hoo
No whine zone volume 22! One of the awesomest threads!

We CAN (and do) share trials and tribulations about life but no biotching about IP or the scale!

Finding ways to find success knowing that even slow progress is progress (and if it's fast, yay for that too)


JenRem
02-26-2013, 12:30 AM
Wish me luck......................... I don't work tomorrow and have decided I'm going to spend the day going through clothes. Thus, far on IP I've only had to purchase one new pair of jeans. I'm at the point where the clothes I wore 40lbs ago still fit but are getting baggy. Plus, I know I have clothes boxed up and/or hidden in the back of the closet that I can probably fit into now. It would be a shame to put this project off any longer and totally bypass good clothes just waiting to be worn again. Hopefully, by the end of the day I will have a closet full of clothes that fit me NOW, a box of clothes that I will fit into soon and a whole lot of clothes being taken to the Goodwill that are too big for me. Sizes I hope to never see or wear again!

Unfortunately, I have a memorial service to attend on Wednesday. I need to see if I have any black slacks and blouse to wear or I'll need to pick up something tomorrow night that I can wear.

BTW - Bubbleblower, I wasn't able to respond to your last post because of the start of Vol 22 of this thread. Have you visited Cathy Church at Sunset House (south of Georgetown)? She is a super famous underwater photographer. Often times, she'll be there getting ready for the shore dive where they have the 6-7 foot Mermaid at about 50-60 feet depth. Anyhow, my mom has been diving since the late 1970's and has looked at many pictures from Cathy Church in the Skin Diver Magazines. A trip to Grand Cayman about 2 years ago, we saw Cathy in her photography Studio and my mom got to meet her. She is a really nice lady and very down to earth.

Halfagain
02-26-2013, 03:12 AM
Day one of the training class I am attending this week was today. They had the whole carb loaded lunch laid out. I packed a salad and a EAS shake and did fine. It was only 1/2 day of training - bet tomorrow for the full day session they have morning carb-a-palooza along with lunch bunch o'carbs. My chair is located right next to the food table (only one fellow sitting between me and the spread) I should pay him to trip me if I make a move for it haha. It's what I get for showing up later rather than earlier to the training and having limited seats left.

I was thinking about a year ago how I would have been all over that food selection, but today it wasn't that hard to stay on plan. I totally agree that the grains and sugars are a huge trigger for me to want to eat more of them. Makes me want to keep avoiding them in maintenance so I don't get out of control like I used to be. I will stop and get a Star bucks Americano with a sugar free shot to bring in with me tomorrow. It should slay any gut buster donut ideas that may enter my head. Time zone differences have my sleep all hosed up tonight (yep I woke up and here I am reading 100% thread) the caffeine will do me good.

The hotel here is absolutely awesome with a kitchenette in the room, it's like home away from home. My two dinners so far have been made here in this room - and they were great even without a bunch of spices and my usual hot sauce. My boss is taking a few of us out to dinner tomorrow. It should be fun.

Cheekyskeeter
02-26-2013, 05:52 AM
I don't post often on this thread but check it regularly. I've been 100% OP since starting IP Jan. 11th and loving every minute of it (ok maybe I've forgotten the first few days that were a struggle but I'm here now and not looking back). I'm looking forward to hitting goal but will be honest I'm a wee bit concerned about the breakfasts I see for P3..... I've never been one to eat breakfast so the shakes in P1 suit me well. I'm sure I will figure something out when I get there.

lisa32989
02-26-2013, 06:29 AM
Halfagain
Lol @ your food spread descriptions
Way to go on dinner "in" (and some quiet down-time)
Enjoy your time away!
Sometimes a change of scenery is nice!

bubbleblower
02-26-2013, 08:16 AM
BTW - Bubbleblower, I wasn't able to respond to your last post because of the start of Vol 22 of this thread. Have you visited Cathy Church at Sunset House (south of Georgetown)? She is a super famous underwater photographer. Often times, she'll be there getting ready for the shore dive where they have the 6-7 foot Mermaid at about 50-60 feet depth. Anyhow, my mom has been diving since the late 1970's and has looked at many pictures from Cathy Church in the Skin Diver Magazines. A trip to Grand Cayman about 2 years ago, we saw Cathy in her photography Studio and my mom got to meet her. She is a really nice lady and very down to earth.

Cathy is actually a good friend. I met her a few years ago through a mutual friend and often go down to Sunset House for photo equipment (she has the best prices on the island) or just to say hi. Her photography is wonderful and I've learned a lot from her. If you visit Cayman, you'll see a new, huge mural at the baggage area that she did. It's absolutely beautiful!

Day one of the training class I am attending this week was today. They had the whole carb loaded lunch laid out. I packed a salad and a EAS shake and did fine. It was only 1/2 day of training - bet tomorrow for the full day session they have morning carb-a-palooza along with lunch bunch o'carbs. My chair is located right next to the food table (only one fellow sitting between me and the spread) I should pay him to trip me if I make a move for it haha. It's what I get for showing up later rather than earlier to the training and having limited seats left.

I was thinking about a year ago how I would have been all over that food selection, but today it wasn't that hard to stay on plan. I totally agree that the grains and sugars are a huge trigger for me to want to eat more of them. Makes me want to keep avoiding them in maintenance so I don't get out of control like I used to be. I will stop and get a Star bucks Americano with a sugar free shot to bring in with me tomorrow. It should slay any gut buster donut ideas that may enter my head. Time zone differences have my sleep all hosed up tonight (yep I woke up and here I am reading 100% thread) the caffeine will do me good.

The hotel here is absolutely awesome with a kitchenette in the room, it's like home away from home. My two dinners so far have been made here in this room - and they were great even without a bunch of spices and my usual hot sauce. My boss is taking a few of us out to dinner tomorrow. It should be fun.

Good job!! That's the way you do it!!! :carrot:

I don't post often on this thread but check it regularly. I've been 100% OP since starting IP Jan. 11th and loving every minute of it (ok maybe I've forgotten the first few days that were a struggle but I'm here now and not looking back). I'm looking forward to hitting goal but will be honest I'm a wee bit concerned about the breakfasts I see for P3..... I've never been one to eat breakfast so the shakes in P1 suit me well. I'm sure I will figure something out when I get there.

Funny how we [thankfully!!!] forget the tough parts and just remember the awesome parts of IP! There's so much to be thankful for and to look forward to. We just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and sticking to the plan.

Re: the P3 breakfasts, I've been thinking about them myself, and I think I may be making them more complicated than they're really going to be. I think my routine breakfast is going to go something like this: breakfast sandwich (egg/canadian bacon), glass of juice or an apple, Greek yogurt, for a total somewhere around 500 calories. Am I oversimplifying? I was getting concerned reading all the complex (to me, anyway!) recipes that would take more time than I have to give to cooking/preparation in the mornings.

ragdoll74
02-26-2013, 08:31 AM
My chair is located right next to the food table (only one fellow sitting between me and the spread) I should pay him to trip me if I make a move for it haha.
:rofl:


I don't post often on this thread but check it regularly. I've been 100% OP since starting IP Jan. 11th and loving every minute of it (ok maybe I've forgotten the first few days that were a struggle but I'm here now and not looking back). I'm looking forward to hitting goal but will be honest I'm a wee bit concerned about the breakfasts I see for P3..... I've never been one to eat breakfast so the shakes in P1 suit me well. I'm sure I will figure something out when I get there.

Re: the P3 breakfasts, I've been thinking about them myself, and I think I may be making them more complicated than they're really going to be. I think my routine breakfast is going to go something like this: breakfast sandwich (egg/canadian bacon), glass of juice or an apple, Greek yogurt, for a total somewhere around 500 calories. Am I oversimplifying? I was getting concerned reading all the complex (to me, anyway!) recipes that would take more time than I have to give to cooking/preparation in the mornings.

I can't eat for a couple of hours after waking up, I'm just not hungry at all. I'm planning on making some of Liz's wonderful phase III breakfasts ahead of time and just grab them from the fridge on my way to work. I wonder if people will thing I fell of the wagon if they catch me in my office eating a phase III cheesecake for breakfast. :)

mompattie- just caught up on the old 100% thread. When I get home tonight I'm going to tell my husband he's an IT PIMP!

Nolawhodatchick
02-26-2013, 08:51 AM
Good morning all!
Ok, after I just said last night I was going to stop posting replys on newly created threads, I went and did it this morning. Doh!

I am down another 1 lb this morning in maintenance! I am down a total of 3 lbs since I started phase 3 a little over 3 weeks ago. Plus it's my first day of TOM which is usually +1 to +2 lbs for me! That's almost as good as my loss rate before phasing off! My plan is to do maintenance for another week and see if the hair loss/biotin/iron thing gets more undercontol, then move back to Phase 1 or 2. Though honestly, I don't know if I'll do much better than I'm doing now as I'm still losing.

ragdoll74
02-26-2013, 08:57 AM
Good morning all!
Ok, after I just said last night I was going to stop posting replys on newly created threads, I went and did it this morning. Doh!

I am down another 1 lb this morning in maintenance! I am down a total of 3 lbs since I started phase 3 a little over 3 weeks ago. Plus it's my first day of TOM which is usually +1 to +2 lbs for me! That's almost as good as my loss rate before phasing off! My plan is to do maintenance for another week and see if the hair loss/biotin/iron thing gets more undercontol, then move back to Phase 1 or 2. Though honestly, I don't know if I'll do much better than I'm doing now as I'm still losing.

I saw your post this morning on that thread. :)

Congrats on the losses in phase 3. Sounds like phase 3 really agrees with you, maybe you should just stick with it if you are losing at the same rate. Go back to phase 1 or 2 only if you stop losing or gain.

IdealProteinNewbie
02-26-2013, 09:19 AM
Love this thread!

I peeked at the scale today (normally never weigh at home) and after being stuck for an entire month it is down 1 pound! My weigh-in is Friday morning so hopefully it'll stick by then and my plateau will be coming to an end!

I think my body got acclimated to the low calories after so many months OP so I'm eating 4 non-restricted packets this week, hoping to shake it up!

Thanks for all the advice last week everybody :D

Cheekyskeeter
02-26-2013, 09:23 AM
I've been printing out the P3 breakfasts every time someone posts one. I can't eat too too early either but I do get up at the crack of dawn so I do have the time in the morning. I guess I could also leave breakfast items at work and have something when I get in (most of my coworkers eat when they get here). Is it weird that I really don't mind P1 and really don't feel like I'm being limited too much? Sure I'd love a glass of wine here and there but since the first couple of weeks it doesn't really bother me any more. I usually just drink water sometimes with MiO and if I want a 'treat' I drink Perrier. This is a big change for me as I was a big diet pepsi drinker for many many years. That and coffee but now I only drink decaf. Ok I'm blabbering....for some reason I am hyper today....in a good way.

lisa32989
02-26-2013, 09:36 AM
I can't eat for a couple of hours after waking up, I'm just not hungry at all. I'm planning on making some of Liz's wonderful phase III breakfasts ahead of time and just grab them from the fridge on my way to work. I wonder if people will thing I fell of the wagon if they catch me in my office eating a phase III cheesecake for breakfast. :)
I really don't think it matters WHEN we eat breakfast, just that we do it at some point. I just read an interesting article that a LOT of the push for breakfast is/was done by the processed food industry (breakfast cereals, etc) with really no solid science behind it. Of course, there will always be folks with blood sugar issues that need to keep things stable who need a pretty strict schedule.
Even if I do eat breakfast, the breakfast cereal industry isn't getting my biz :)

scorbett1103
02-26-2013, 12:43 PM
Re: the P3 breakfasts, I've been thinking about them myself, and I think I may be making them more complicated than they're really going to be. I think my routine breakfast is going to go something like this: breakfast sandwich (egg/canadian bacon), glass of juice or an apple, Greek yogurt, for a total somewhere around 500 calories. Am I oversimplifying? I was getting concerned reading all the complex (to me, anyway!) recipes that would take more time than I have to give to cooking/preparation in the mornings.

I have made exactly ONE breakfast recipe in the morning - all the rest I have put together the night before, and just tossed in the oven (for the ones that required cooking) when I woke up. A few are literally grab-and-go out of the fridge. P3 is just reminding me that I need to plan ahead as much as I did in P1 :)

One super fast breakfast I have had was a suggestion from Lizzy:

3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup berries
1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit granola
3 Harvestland Maple & Apple chicken sausages (takes 3 minutes to cook in the microwave)

Starshine
02-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Halfagain: Glad you're doing so well while away. That's great!

I know that sugar is my trigger, so even in maintenance, I think that I have to stay away from sweeter things, with or without sugar. I'm not sure whole grains are a trigger for me though (white flour, etc. is). I'm going to have to work through that when I start eating grains again. Being Vegetarian, and thinking about going back to being Vegan (I was never healthier, or had more energy than when I was Vegan), grains have traditionally played a large part in those diets.

Nolawhodatchick: You are rocking maintenance! Good luck figuring out what's next for you. :)

IdealProteinNewbie: Congrats on getting the scale moving again! So happy for you. :hug: I think part of this diet is figuring out how to work it for you. Those little adjustments really help, and I think that it makes us think about what are bodies need, which is a valuable lesson.

I had a great loss last week -- down 3.8. I won't whine about the lower loss the week before. :) This thread is just the best! Missed being here. :hug:

lisa32989
02-26-2013, 03:42 PM
I know that sugar is my trigger, so even in maintenance, I think that I have to stay away from sweeter things, with or without sugar. I'm not sure whole grains are a trigger for me though (white flour, etc. is). I'm going to have to work through that when I start eating grains again.

I had a great loss last week -- down 3.8. I won't whine about the lower loss the week before. :) This thread is just the best! Missed being here. :hug:
Oh girl, me too on the sugar/sweetened items. Grains are an issue for me (the more I learn about gut permeability, the more I know what I'll need to stay away from [gluten]). Yay for your whoosh & yay for being in the no whine zone. It is ALL GOOD!

MonicaKolesnik
02-26-2013, 07:21 PM
I am glad I am not the only one looking ahead to phase 3 and trying to plan ahead I am sad that I will not be phasing off with many of the rest of you ladies who have been such great becons of support. But on the good side of that coin I get to read on your successes and plans which will help many of us later. I am so very appreciative of all of you ladies who take the time to not only plan ahead but share with the rest of us. Thankyou!!!!

Starshine
02-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Oh girl, me too on the sugar/sweetened items. Grains are an issue for me (the more I learn about gut permeability, the more I know what I'll need to stay away from [gluten]). Yay for your whoosh & yay for being in the no whine zone. It is ALL GOOD!

Thanks, Lisa! :hug: And yeah, yeah, yeah on the sugar/sweetened thing. With my shakes, I try to get them less sweet, by adding more water, salt and coffee. :)

Good luck with the gluten tissue. I so hope it's not a problem for me, as it will make being a vegetarian more difficult. I just ordered some low carb tortillas and pita bread from Netrition that I'll use once I'm in phase 3/4. But I'll ease them in one at a time so I can see if they are causing issues for me.

onmyway1014
02-26-2013, 07:53 PM
Monica -

Just want to say - You look great. I love all your new shoes and new pictures. I'm glad you are having so much fum shopping and getting bargains too.

Your transformation is amazing....basically - you rock!

Starshine
02-26-2013, 08:39 PM
I am glad I am not the only one looking ahead to phase 3 and trying to plan ahead I am sad that I will not be phasing off with many of the rest of you ladies who have been such great becons of support. But on the good side of that coin I get to read on your successes and plans which will help many of us later. I am so very appreciative of all of you ladies who take the time to not only plan ahead but share with the rest of us. Thankyou!!!!

Oh, you'll rock maintenance, Monica! :) I love too that everyone is sharing they're experiences. When I started, I saved some recipes for phase 3, but I'm going to be doing two weeks of the cellulite reduction protocol and then move on to phase 2, so that's when I'm really going to work on my recipes for Phase 3/Phase 4. That way, I won't be dreaming about all those foods I can't have right now. :)

KitKat169
02-26-2013, 08:43 PM
Day one of the training class I am attending this week was today. They had the whole carb loaded lunch laid out. I packed a salad and a EAS shake and did fine. It was only 1/2 day of training - bet tomorrow for the full day session they have morning carb-a-palooza along with lunch bunch o'carbs. My chair is located right next to the food table (only one fellow sitting between me and the spread) I should pay him to trip me if I make a move for it haha. It's what I get for showing up later rather than earlier to the training and having limited seats left.

I was thinking about a year ago how I would have been all over that food selection, but today it wasn't that hard to stay on plan. I totally agree that the grains and sugars are a huge trigger for me to want to eat more of them. Makes me want to keep avoiding them in maintenance so I don't get out of control like I used to be. I will stop and get a Star bucks Americano with a sugar free shot to bring in with me tomorrow. It should slay any gut buster donut ideas that may enter my head. Time zone differences have my sleep all hosed up tonight (yep I woke up and here I am reading 100% thread) the caffeine will do me good.

The hotel here is absolutely awesome with a kitchenette in the room, it's like home away from home. My two dinners so far have been made here in this room - and they were great even without a bunch of spices and my usual hot sauce. My boss is taking a few of us out to dinner tomorrow. It should be fun.

Love the carb-a-palooz term! Great job at keeping on track because you know it probably isn't as good as it may look. I'm not sure why I ever thought hotel training spreads were considered good eats. Starbucks Americano's are my go-to treat. Sometimes regular, sometimes decaf, sometimes with sugar-free syrup.

I don't post often on this thread but check it regularly. I've been 100% OP since starting IP Jan. 11th and loving every minute of it (ok maybe I've forgotten the first few days that were a struggle but I'm here now and not looking back). I'm looking forward to hitting goal but will be honest I'm a wee bit concerned about the breakfasts I see for P3..... I've never been one to eat breakfast so the shakes in P1 suit me well. I'm sure I will figure something out when I get there.

I've come across a couple recipes lately that blend everything including oatmeal, yogurt, berries, etc into a protein shake for breakfast. If I can find them again I'll post in the P3 breakfast thread. It might be a good grab and go breakfast for you.

Halfagain: Glad you're doing so well while away. That's great!

I know that sugar is my trigger, so even in maintenance, I think that I have to stay away from sweeter things, with or without sugar. I'm not sure whole grains are a trigger for me though (white flour, etc. is). I'm going to have to work through that when I start eating grains again. Being Vegetarian, and thinking about going back to being Vegan (I was never healthier, or had more energy than when I was Vegan), grains have traditionally played a large part in those diets.

I had a great loss last week -- down 3.8. I won't whine about the lower loss the week before. :) This thread is just the best! Missed being here. :hug:

Great loss! I am reading a book right now (actually a few different ones!) about The Carb Sensitivity Diet. It has you work through a cycle of introducing different types of carbs for a week at a time to determine what you may be more sensitive to than others. I thought I may try this to see if anything specific triggers me and then I could either try the reset program or just stay away from that item. Carb categories include legumes, high carb veg like sweet potatoes and grains (I stay away from gluten).

I had a calmer day today, no meltdowns, no temptations, just a bit of stress having to work through a lunch meeting. Tonight I'm planning another relaxation night in the sauna or bath. It is so nice being able to come here and here from people doing so well on the program, phasing off, being supportive, no whining, no cheating!

MonicaKolesnik
02-26-2013, 08:55 PM
Monica -

Just want to say - You look great. I love all your new shoes and new pictures. I'm glad you are having so much fum shopping and getting bargains too.

Your transformation is amazing....basically - you rock!

:hug::hug::hug: Thanks so much.
Oh, you'll rock maintenance, Monica! :) I love too that everyone is sharing they're experiences. When I started, I saved some recipes for phase 3, but I'm going to be doing two weeks of the cellulite reduction protocol and then move on to phase 2, so that's when I'm really going to work on my recipes for Phase 3/Phase 4. That way, I won't be dreaming about all those foods I can't have right now. :)
I am trying to just accumulate the recipes for now and then I will make my own creations and more research as I get closer as I too do not want to temp myself. What may I ask is the cellulite reduction protocol...I am interested in that.

Starshine
02-26-2013, 09:13 PM
Great loss! I am reading a book right now (actually a few different ones!) about The Carb Sensitivity Diet. It has you work through a cycle of introducing different types of carbs for a week at a time to determine what you may be more sensitive to than others. I thought I may try this to see if anything specific triggers me and then I could either try the reset program or just stay away from that item. Carb categories include legumes, high carb veg like sweet potatoes and grains (I stay away from gluten).

I had a calmer day today, no meltdowns, no temptations, just a bit of stress having to work through a lunch meeting. Tonight I'm planning another relaxation night in the sauna or bath. It is so nice being able to come here and here from people doing so well on the program, phasing off, being supportive, no whining, no cheating!

Glad you had a better day today, KitKat, and enjoy another relaxing evening. I need to do that. I had a late start today, and when I finally took a shower, I stayed in there longer than I ever should have. The hot water just felt so good, and just made the stress I was feeling disappear.

KitKat, please do share those smoothie recipes for Phase III. I love smoothies, and I've used them in the past when I was eating more healthfully.

Can you please tell me which book you'd recommend about that diet/reintroducing foods into your diet? Oh, if I have problems with legumes and grains, boy, I'm in big trouble. :)


What may I ask is the cellulite reduction protocol...I am interested in that.


Monica, I've come across a couple of posts/threads I've bookmarked on the cellulite reduction protocol. I've not heard of so many people using it, or if it works all that well, but I figure, it can't really hurt. Here are the links I've bookmarked:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/265168-cellulite-reduction-protocol.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3268137-post7.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4449363-post4.html

MonicaKolesnik
02-26-2013, 10:00 PM
Glad you had a better day today, KitKat, and enjoy another relaxing evening. I need to do that. I had a late start today, and when I finally took a shower, I stayed in there longer than I ever should have. The hot water just felt so good, and just made the stress I was feeling disappear.

KitKat, please do share those smoothie recipes for Phase III. I love smoothies, and I've used them in the past when I was eating more healthfully.

Can you please tell me which book you'd recommend about that diet/reintroducing foods into your diet? Oh, if I have problems with legumes and grains, boy, I'm in big trouble. :)



Monica, I've come across a couple of posts/threads I've bookmarked on the cellulite reduction protocol. I've not heard of so many people using it, or if it works all that well, but I figure, it can't really hurt. Here are the links I've bookmarked:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/265168-cellulite-reduction-protocol.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3268137-post7.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4449363-post4.html
Thank you, I am going to look into that for when I am at goal. I have already been inquiring about the circuit gym for women in my town, can't wait to tone everything up.

LizRR
02-26-2013, 10:51 PM
I am up a little over 13lb, it's really showing in my boobs & belly! I definitely need to pick up some maternity jeans asap...my size 2s fit everywhere else but the buddha - I am using a rubber band and completely unzipping them now. I tried using my old bella band from my first pregnancy and it is too big - kind of in an in-between stage right now. My size 1 jeans are in retirement...for now!

Did a 6.5-mile run this morning and had a healthy breakfast, a few extra snacks than normal, and a great dinner of steak & asparagus! I am taking time this weekend to plan out my pregnancy meal plan now that my morning sickness is passing and nausea doesn't control my eating so much anymore...13 weeks and counting, looks like smooth sailing into my second trimester.

1LittleStar
02-26-2013, 10:51 PM
Great NSV today. Another skating mom asked me if I had lost weight. Finally! Not anther haircut question! So I said yes, old her about IP, and she's considering it. I can't believe I might be a positive influence on someone else. Yeah!

Halfagain
02-26-2013, 10:54 PM
Thanks all for the support! I felt it today as I skirted the carb obstacle course in the training room once again. My predictions were right on the nose about today.

Starshine, what a great loss! Congratulations! I hear all of you peeps avoiding the sweets. We all have our triggers, but so far I don't think sweets is one of mine, unless it's combined with fat (oh heck I was gonna name some, but I'm sure you can figure out some combos like that). It is a siren's call for me with my restricted at night, and yet I eat the one and I'm done. I hear it start to call my name around 7 PM, and once I'm done I'm sad I'm done with it... but I have yet to get another one out and eat it as well - and I'm not seriously that tempted to most nights. A few nights with stress I've considered it, but didn't want to log the dang thing in my journal. So as long as I have that control I think it's good practice for me.

Monica you are doing so well, and you look amazing. Just keep it up (I know you will), we'll all be in maintenance together soon.

Wow so many great happenings here. I wish I could quote you all and such but I need to get to bed and see if I sleep tonight for a change (day three, hope it's the night). Just know you made me smile tonight. My smiling muscles are all sore from dinner tonight with my boss and team... it's really pretty cool to have your face hurt from smiling so much. Oh had a wonderful salad with some steak cut up in it. What a awesome dinner after the temptations today, and I have left over for tomorrow's lunch!

Off to bed! thanks for being you

IP43
02-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Go to the "weight comparison" thread if you haven't. I thought it sounded negative but it's a funny one. Have you lost a bale of hay or a baby giraffe?

wuv2bloved
02-26-2013, 11:41 PM
Go to the "weight comparison" thread if you haven't. I thought it sounded negative but it's a funny one. Have you lost a bale of hay or a baby giraffe?

noooo its the elephant penis!...hahahahaha

joysh
02-27-2013, 12:34 AM
Hi Everyone!! Welcome to the new edition of this wonderful thread!!

I had a great WI today! It's been two weeks and I'm down another 2.6 pounds! I hit the 75 pound mark today!! Another couple of pounds and I'll begin Phase 2! Can't believe it!

This weekend I was in Dallas and Ft. Worth and I did a little bit of shopping. I bought a pair of jeans and a couple of skirts. It's so much fun to go shopping now. It used to be a horrible thing. Now I could use a little more $$, though...

Happy day to you all!!! :flow2::flow2::broc::broc:


Day one of the training class I am attending this week was today. .. Time zone differences have my sleep all hosed up tonight (yep I woke up and here I am reading 100% thread) the caffeine will do me good...The hotel here is absolutely awesome with a kitchenette in the room, it's like home away from home. My two dinners so far have been made here in this room - and they were great even without a bunch of spices and my usual hot sauce. My boss is taking a few of us out to dinner tomorrow. It should be fun.

Where are you, Halfagain? Have a great time! I went to a professional conference a couple of weeks ago and it was fun - and different for me. I, too, used to graze in the exhibit hall. This year I stayed OP - no grazing for me!


Funny how we [thankfully!!!] forget the tough parts and just remember the awesome parts of IP! There's so much to be thankful for and to look forward to. ...Re: the P3 breakfasts, I've been thinking about them myself, and I think I may be making them more complicated than they're really going to be. I think my routine breakfast is going to go something like this: breakfast sandwich (egg/canadian bacon), glass of juice or an apple, Greek yogurt, for a total somewhere around 500 calories. Am I oversimplifying? I was getting concerned reading all the complex (to me, anyway!) recipes that would take more time than I have to give to cooking/preparation in the mornings.

I have made exactly ONE breakfast recipe in the morning - all the rest I have put together the night before, and just tossed in the oven (for the ones that required cooking) when I woke up. A few are literally grab-and-go out of the fridge. P3 is just reminding me that I need to plan ahead as much as I did in P1 :)

One super fast breakfast I have had was a suggestion from Lizzy:

3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup berries
1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit granola
3 Harvestland Maple & Apple chicken sausages (takes 3 minutes to cook in the microwave)

Thanks for this Scorbett and bubbleblower! I'm going to be there pretty soon!

I am up a little over 13lb, it's really showing in my boobs & belly! I definitely need to pick up some maternity jeans asap...my size 2s fit everywhere else but the buddha.

So good to hear the update, Liz!!

Wuv, good to hear from you! Can't wait to hear the news!

lisa32989
02-27-2013, 06:17 AM
Joysh: congrats on 75! I'm chasing you!

Somebody I work with greeted me with "hello skinny" yesterday. It was nice to be acknowledged since the folks who work closest to me say NOTHING. Someone else who recently acknowledged my weight loss said they are probably jealous and will remain silent. Wow. Okay. It won't stop me :)

Nolawhodatchick
02-27-2013, 07:10 AM
I am glad I am not the only one looking ahead to phase 3 and trying to plan ahead I am sad that I will not be phasing off with many of the rest of you ladies who have been such great becons of support ....

Monica, one of the maintainers told me when one researches in advance like this, it is an indication that they will do really great in phase off and maintenance. No worries, we will all end up there together eventually! Hasn't it been quite a journey we are on together!?!
Weren't you scheduled for oral surgery?? How are you doing? Many hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery!

...
Great loss! I am reading a book right now (actually a few different ones!) about The Carb Sensitivity Diet. It has you work through a cycle of introducing different types of carbs for a week at a time to determine what you may be more sensitive to than others. I thought I may try this to see if anything specific triggers me and then I could either try the reset program or just stay away from that item. Carb categories include legumes, high carb veg like sweet potatoes and grains (I stay away from gluten).

I had a calmer day today, no meltdowns, no temptations, just a bit of stress having to work through a lunch meeting. Tonight I'm planning another relaxation night in the sauna or bath. It is so nice being able to come here and here from people doing so well on the program, phasing off, being supportive, no whining, no cheating!
The book reminds me of something I did years ago called an "elimination diet" to determine food allergies/sensitivities. It's pretty radical, you strip your diet down to only organic chicken and pears for 2 weeks, then add one food per week and see how your body reacts.
I'm glad things are calmer for you and you are taking good care of yourself.

...13 weeks and counting, looks like smooth sailing into my second trimester.

Glad you and baby are doing well!

Great NSV today. Another skating mom asked me if I had lost weight. Finally! Not anther haircut question! So I said yes, old her about IP, and she's considering it. I can't believe I might be a positive influence on someone else. Yeah!
Hello, almost 50 lbs later, that's a lot of "haircut!" :D Happy for you!

TWow so many great happenings here. I wish I could quote you all and such but I need to get to bed and see if I sleep tonight for a change (day three, hope it's the night). Just know you made me smile tonight. My smiling muscles are all sore from dinner tonight with my boss and team... it's really pretty cool to have your face hurt from smiling so much. Oh had a wonderful salad with some steak cut up in it. What a awesome dinner after the temptations today, and I have left over for tomorrow's lunch!
Sounds like you triumphed in a situation that previously could have tripped up many of us. I love IP because it is giving me life-long tools to cope with food. Probably something I should have learned as a child at home, but I didn't. It feels humbling to be learning at 40-something how to eat properly, but better late than never. So grateful for this!

I had a great WI today! It's been two weeks and I'm down another 2.6 pounds! I hit the 75 pound mark today!! Another couple of pounds and I'll begin Phase 2! Can't believe it!
Joysh, you are rocking! Congrats on your successes!

Joysh: congrats on 75! I'm chasing you!

Somebody I work with greeted me with "hello skinny" yesterday. It was nice to be qcknowledged since the folks who work closest to me say NOTHING. Someone else who recently acknowledged my weight loss said they are probably jealous and will remain silent. Wow. Okay. It won't stop me :)
My, my, interesting about the jealous comment...maybe one day they will come around and be motivated by what you have accomplished instead of jealous.

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I hit the 40 lbs lost mark this week. Still have a few to go, but 40lbs on a shortie like me is a lot!:carrot:
It's time for me to start exercising again. I've started walking the dog, it's small but a start. I can't believe how intimidated I am by the thought of a gym; used to be a regular for many, many years. After the weight gain ordeal, I feel intimidated just to walk in again. I know it's silly, and I'll feel better after I start. I've often had a workout buddy in the past, but don't have one yet here in N.O. Been in N.O. six years & know hardly anyone who works out regularly here. Don't know if it's a cultural thing and folks here don't work out much, or if it's an age thing (folks my age tend to be busy with work/family?) but I really want to find an exercise support network here.

Halfagain
02-27-2013, 07:43 AM
Hi Everyone!! Welcome to the new edition of this wonderful thread!!

I had a great WI today! It's been two weeks and I'm down another 2.6 pounds! I hit the 75 pound mark today!! Another couple of pounds and I'll begin Phase 2! Can't believe it!

This weekend I was in Dallas and Ft. Worth and I did a little bit of shopping. I bought a pair of jeans and a couple of skirts. It's so much fun to go shopping now. It used to be a horrible thing. Now I could use a little more $$, though...

Happy day to you all!!! :flow2::flow2::broc::broc:

Where are you, Halfagain? Have a great time! I went to a professional conference a couple of weeks ago and it was fun - and different for me. I, too, used to graze in the exhibit hall. This year I stayed OP - no grazing for me!

It feels so good to be in control. I know I've struggled so many times. I'm not sure what clicked for me this time - but if we could bottle it we would be millionaires (or supreme high poobah of diet or something). I'm at a training class this week for work in GA.

Monica, one of the maintainers told me when one researches in advance like this, it is an indication that they will do really great in phase off and maintenance. No worries, we will all end up there together eventually! Hasn't it been quite a journey we are on together!?!
Sounds like you triumphed in a situation that previously could have tripped up many of us. I love IP because it is giving me life-long tools to cope with food. Probably something I should have learned as a child at home, but I didn't. It feels humbling to be learning at 40-something how to eat properly, but better late than never. So grateful for this!


Joysh, you are rocking! Congrats on your successes!


My, my, interesting about the jealous comment...maybe one day they will come around and be motivated by what you have accomplished instead of jealous.

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I hit the 40 lbs lost mark this week. Still have a few to go, but 40lbs on a shortie like me is a lot!:carrot:
It's time for me to start exercising again. I've started walking the dog, it's small but a start. I can't believe how intimidated I am by the thought of a gym; I used to be a regular for many, many years. After the weight gain ordeal, I feel intimidated just to walk in again. I know it's silly, and I'll feel better after I start. I've often had a workout buddy in the past, but I don't have one yet here in N.O. Been in N.O. six years & know hardly anyone who works out regularly here. Don't know if it's a cultural thing and folks here don't work out much, or if it's an age thing (folks my age tend to be busy with work/family?) but I really want to find an exercise support network here.
Congratulations on the 40 lb mark! Great job. Ha, I'm just learning this stuff at 51, and here I thought I knew it all.. as far as various diets go. I knew WW, I knew Jenny Craig, I knew Nutrisystems, etc, etc, etc..... how many diets have I been on? Too many to count on my fingers and toes anyway. Anyway I'm glad I gave it one more go and tried out this program.

Oh, lol I have had many comments about people needed to be reintroduced to this new person here in the office. They didn't recognize me. :) Anyway I must blast off to class. Enjoy your day all!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-27-2013, 08:44 AM
Thanks Starshine!

I've been thinking about you...what's happening with your condo/move?

Crossing my fingers that everything is going smoothly for you!!!

lisa32989
02-27-2013, 08:52 AM
if we could bottle it we would be millionaires (or supreme high poobah of diet or something). I'm at a training class this week for work in GA.
I'm picturing the High Poobah Hat! :hat::chef::twirly::judge::queen::wizard::drill: :lucky::broc:

None of those...it would have to have Will Power Dust coming out of it!
(remember the Grand Poobah hat in the Flintstones? Not that one either!) :)

ragdoll74
02-27-2013, 08:54 AM
joysh only 2 more lbs until goal!!! Congrats on hitting the 75lb lost milestone.

lisa I think that person is right about the jealousy. You are quickly melting away right in front of all your coworkers. It's probably harder to make excuses to themselves about why they can't lose weight.

Nola 40 lbs lost :carrot::carrot:

lisa32989
02-27-2013, 08:58 AM
I've had twinges of jealousy in my life but it never stopped me from being happy for others. It is especially strange that it seems to be the whole group of them. Oh well. Something is definitely happening out-of-earshot.
All I can change is me
And that is hard enough.

MonicaKolesnik
02-27-2013, 09:02 AM
Monica, one of the maintainers told me when one researches in advance like this, it is an indication that they will do really great in phase off and maintenance. No worries, we will all end up there together eventually! Hasn't it been quite a journey we are on together!?!
Weren't you scheduled for oral surgery?? How are you doing? Many hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery!

Well I am hoping I am prepared when it comes time to phase off and maintain. The weight loss phase of the diet has been great and easy for me to fit into my life style, but for now it is trying to prepare without overdoing it, this is an entire lifestyle over haul (lol shoes and clothes included) and I am sure it will not be easy but with support of people like you I am positive we will all do it together :hug:

Yes I had my oral surgery, 2 wisdom teeth removed, one of which was very impacted. I was very hesitant and nervous about the entire thing as I had a very bad experience years ago when my other 2 were removed. I could have went to the city under sedation and had them done (at a very increased cost) but I chose to have them done local as my house is 2 blocks from the office and I could just come home and relax after. I am happy to report that the extraction went even better then the dentist thought it would. I got only one stitch, I am bruised and sore but they are out and no further complications. Now I just plan on healing and resting till I go back to work. Thanks again for asking :hug:

I here you about the working out. I walk my 3 dogs as-well, not for as long or as hard as I used to, but increasing my time there will be the first thing I do when I get to goal, but I also want to go to the gym, I have used them on and off, the YMCA or at the hospital where I had worked, but truthfully when I am on my own I am not as motivated as I would be if I had a buddy to do it with. For maintenance my town has a circuit gym for women only with trainers running it, I am hoping to give that a try so they can show me how to properly use the equipment and then I hope to not feel so alone in my journey.

MonicaKolesnik
02-27-2013, 09:12 AM
I've had twinges of jealousy in my life but it never stopped me from being happy for others. It is especially strange that it seems to be the whole group of them. Oh well. Something is definitely happening out-of-earshot.
All I can change is me
And that is hard enough.

LIKE, LIKE, LIKE

Starshine
02-27-2013, 09:14 AM
LizRR: You look great, and congrats on doing so well with the pregnancy so far!

Great NSV today. Another skating mom asked me if I had lost weight. Finally! Not anther haircut question! So I said yes, old her about IP, and she's considering it. I can't believe I might be a positive influence on someone else. Yeah!

That's great, LittleStar! What a great NSV! :)


Somebody I work with greeted me with "hello skinny" yesterday. It was nice to be acknowledged since the folks who work closest to me say NOTHING. Someone else who recently acknowledged my weight loss said they are probably jealous and will remain silent. Wow. Okay. It won't stop me :)

What a great greeting, Lisa! :)

Thanks Starshine!

I've been thinking about you...what's happening with your condo/move?

Crossing my fingers that everything is going smoothly for you!!!

Thanks for thinking of me, Newbie! :hug: I'm going to be moving into the other condo in this complex. I'm moving on March 15, so busy preparing for that. Hopefully, I can move in over a period of about a week, which would make it much easier and less stressful to move.


Starshine, what a great loss! Congratulations! I hear all of you peeps avoiding the sweets. We all have our triggers, but so far I don't think sweets is one of mine, unless it's combined with fat (oh heck I was gonna name some, but I'm sure you can figure out some combos like that). It is a siren's call for me with my restricted at night, and yet I eat the one and I'm done. I hear it start to call my name around 7 PM, and once I'm done I'm sad I'm done with it... but I have yet to get another one out and eat it as well - and I'm not seriously that tempted to most nights. A few nights with stress I've considered it, but didn't want to log the dang thing in my journal. So as long as I have that control I think it's good practice for me.


Thanks, HalfAgain! :) I do think this diet and being tempted and resisting is great practice, as we will all be tempted by our weaknesses a lot.


Monica, one of the maintainers told me when one researches in advance like this, it is an indication that they will do really great in phase off and maintenance.

I hit the 40 lbs lost mark this week. Still have a few to go, but 40lbs on a shortie like me is a lot!:carrot:
It's time for me to start exercising again. I've started walking the dog, it's small but a start. I can't believe how intimidated I am by the thought of a gym; used to be a regular for many, many years. After the weight gain ordeal, I feel intimidated just to walk in again. I know it's silly, and I'll feel better after I start. I've often had a workout buddy in the past, but don't have one yet here in N.O. Been in N.O. six years & know hardly anyone who works out regularly here. Don't know if it's a cultural thing and folks here don't work out much, or if it's an age thing (folks my age tend to be busy with work/family?) but I really want to find an exercise support network here.

Nola, I think it was Maile who said that about research in the maintenance thread. I love that. I've been buying lots of Vegan books to see how I can incorporate that diet into Phase 4, and getting recipes bookmarked to try. Once I have my move done, I'll be getting meal plans together. But right now, I'm having fun reading the books, and learning more about nutritional requirements and how I can eat nuts every day. :)

And congrats on the 40 pound loss! That's amazing! :congrat: And I hope you do find the exercise support you need. Walking the dog is a great start, though. I've been doing that for years, and I really love just getting outside like that. Although I'm totally sick of how cold it's been this winter. :) I'd love to have some place like New Orleans to walk my dog. Wow, that would be amazing.

Have a great OP Day everyone!

Starshine
02-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Monica, so glad the surgery went so well. That's wonderful!

I think starting at the circuit gym for women is a great idea. I did that years ago when I wanted to start to learn how to lift weights, and it was great. I outgrew their machines and started to feel more confident, and then I moved on to a Golds Gym where I just loved it.

Gyms are uber expensive where I live, so I have weight bench system at home that I'll start using again once I hit Phase 3. I want to figure out some sort of cardio to do. I can't run, as I have a knee that just won't like that. I do basically fitness walk (4 miles an hour) with my dog (I was walking prior to IP, so I just kept it up), but I don't think my heart rate is high enough. \

And Lisa, that is such a healthy way to deal with jealousy. It really is a wonderful attitude to have.

scorbett1103
02-27-2013, 09:33 AM
So much good news to catch up on in this thread!!

Halfagain, great job at the conference! It really does feel SO good when you can look back and know YOU were in control of the situation, no matter how tough it got :)

Lisa - I'm glad SOMEONE finally noticed and had something nice to say! It's funny how you start to see the lesser side of people when you are really succeeding at something. Most people at my job are super supportive and encouraging - but one secretary I work with always has a negative comment (either about my clothes, or that I'll gain all the weight back, or something like that). I just brush it off, her opinion just isn't that important to me!

Joysh - congrats on hitting the milestone!!!

Monica - you are going to ROCK P3 and maintenance!

Well I'm almost halfway through my 2nd week of P3, and apparently I lost another 1.2lbs along the way :) It baffles me because I am STUFFED every day - I think my body is still adjusting to both the quantities of food and the dairy/carbs. I definitely feel more motivated to exercise than ever too. I am trying to make sure i do SOMETHING every day, even if it's a yoga video at home or a long walk with the kids. I love getting to the gym and I'm trying a bunch of different classes, eventually I am sure I will find a routine that works. I think over the summer I am going to borrow the P90 program and give that a try. Who would have thought I'd be anticipating EXERCISE????

mquinn106
02-27-2013, 10:00 AM
Loving this thread lately! I had a bit of a revelation yesterday which lead to an almost IP high :dizzy: This diet works! (duh right?!) I've lost 33 pounds in 8 weeks :carrot: and I feel incredible! Reading the posts of all of you who are at goal or sooo close it's so inspiring and shows me that I can do it too! I'm more of a lurker than a daily poster, but wanted to chime in and say THANK YOU for all of love and support here! Happy to be part of such an amazing group of people! :hug:

ragdoll74
02-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Well I'm almost halfway through my 2nd week of P3, and apparently I lost another 1.2lbs along the way :) It baffles me because I am STUFFED every day

Another reason to look forward to phase 3...feeling STUFFED every day :D

wuv2bloved
02-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Its a great thread to see the progress of everyone that stays 100% and gets results. Positive thoughts go a long ways :)

stargirl66
02-27-2013, 10:26 AM
Hello everyone! I haven't been around, but still rocking it 100%! It's so great to see all the familiar faces doing so well.

My losses are starting to slow a bit, but that's expected I guess.

My closet is in the midst of a complete overhaul. What smaller sizes I had stored have been sorted, and many are too big for me already! I was forced to go through it all to find some clothes to wear to Orlando - we leave Saturday morning!!!

I'm a little nervous about being out of my comfort zone, but know it will be fine. We will be in a timeshare with a full kitchen, so I'll pack what I need to take to the parks each day. I've got my bars, shakes and snacks ready to go. I'm so ready to get away from the snow for awhile, Orlando here we come!!!

scorbett1103
02-27-2013, 10:54 AM
Hello everyone! I haven't been around, but still rocking it 100%! It's so great to see all the familiar faces doing so well.

My losses are starting to slow a bit, but that's expected I guess.

My closet is in the midst of a complete overhaul. What smaller sizes I had stored have been sorted, and many are too big for me already! I was forced to go through it all to find some clothes to wear to Orlando - we leave Saturday morning!!!

I'm a little nervous about being out of my comfort zone, but know it will be fine. We will be in a timeshare with a full kitchen, so I'll pack what I need to take to the parks each day. I've got my bars, shakes and snacks ready to go. I'm so ready to get away from the snow for awhile, Orlando here we come!!!

Sounds like a great vacation, and you've got a great plan! Have a blast!

Starshine
02-27-2013, 11:21 AM
Stargirl: So nice to hear from you again, and glad things are going well.

Enjoy getting out of the cold, and have a great time on your vacation. You have a great game plan to stay 100%!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-27-2013, 11:36 AM
Thanks for thinking of me, Newbie! :hug: I'm going to be moving into the other condo in this complex. I'm moving on March 15, so busy preparing for that. Hopefully, I can move in over a period of about a week, which would make it much easier and less stressful to move.

Oh, yay! I remember the owners were hesitant about your pets...so glad it worked out for you!!!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-27-2013, 11:42 AM
Somebody I work with greeted me with "hello skinny" yesterday. It was nice to be acknowledged since the folks who work closest to me say NOTHING. Someone else who recently acknowledged my weight loss said they are probably jealous and will remain silent. Wow. Okay. It won't stop me :)

Yay on the compliment!

Brush off the other person, they are completely jealous :D

Starshine
02-27-2013, 11:52 AM
Oh, yay! I remember the owners were hesitant about your pets...so glad it worked out for you!!!

The original other condo's owners were hesitant and cancelled me, but this one was fine with my cat and dog. And no carpeting in the new condo, which is wonderful. :) I can't wait to get in there.

Thanks so much for thinking of me, Newbie! :hug:

my31rewards
02-27-2013, 11:53 AM
I have 2 quotes typed up and pinned on my wall in my office.

"The more you fulfill what God has called you to do and you flourish in it, you can count on people trying to attack you, stop you, hold you back." This is especially true for weight loss. Don't let anyone, including yourself, keep you from reaching your goals.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

I have been guilty of giving up on past diets when I started to really see results. I won't do that this time! This is MY LAST DIET!!!

IP43
02-27-2013, 12:02 PM
Lisa, I may have to take your "no sweets" advice -- I know you were trying to stick to savoury things. I have pancakes for breakfast w syrup, choc shakes, the yummilicious bars, and have been having big cravings for "sweet" lately more and more, which makes resisting tougher and tougher. My scale isn't moving too quickly either. I'm thinking of switching to omelettes, a soup at lunch instead of my drink, and the BBQ ridges if I need a restricted to see if it curbs my cravings. Wish me luck (says the chocoholic--sniff). Pass tissue please - I'm in mourning.

mompattie
02-27-2013, 12:25 PM
I'm in mourning with you Diane!!! I said goodbye to all the bars for now as they were hard to resist "just one more". Goodbye to craving inducing bars for me!! Hopefully as I gain control I can reintroduce the bars. But I just can't do them right now!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-27-2013, 12:44 PM
Lisa, I may have to take your "no sweets" advice -- I know you were trying to stick to savoury things. I have pancakes for breakfast w syrup, choc shakes, the yummilicious bars, and have been having big cravings for "sweet" lately more and more, which makes resisting tougher and tougher. My scale isn't moving too quickly either. I'm thinking of switching to omelettes, a soup at lunch instead of my drink, and the BBQ ridges if I need a restricted to see if it curbs my cravings. Wish me luck (says the chocoholic--sniff). Pass tissue please - I'm in mourning.

I'm in mourning with you Diane!!! I said goodbye to all the bars for now as they were hard to resist "just one more". Goodbye to craving inducing bars for me!! Hopefully as I gain control I can reintroduce the bars. But I just can't do them right now!

I think I just figured out how to multi-quote :D

Good for you both, recognizing that the sweets are causing issues for you is a fabulous step!!!

KitKat169
02-27-2013, 01:41 PM
I had a great WI today! It's been two weeks and I'm down another 2.6 pounds! I hit the 75 pound mark today!! Another couple of pounds and I'll begin Phase 2! Can't believe it!

Great well, congrats! I'll see you soon in P2.

Somebody I work with greeted me with "hello skinny" yesterday. It was nice to be acknowledged since the folks who work closest to me say NOTHING. Someone else who recently acknowledged my weight loss said they are probably jealous and will remain silent. Wow. Okay. It won't stop me :)

Skinny is great to hear. I have to learn to not be self-defeating by responding "not really skinny but thanks". Jealously or it may be uncomfortable. I saw my Aunt this weekend who very seriously asked me if I did this on purpose or was I sick with something. It was a comment out of love and I could tell it was the reason she was hesitant to say anything in the past.

Loving this thread lately! I had a bit of a revelation yesterday which lead to an almost IP high :dizzy: This diet works! (duh right?!) I've lost 33 pounds in 8 weeks :carrot: and I feel incredible! Reading the posts of all of you who are at goal or sooo close it's so inspiring and shows me that I can do it too! I'm more of a lurker than a daily poster, but wanted to chime in and say THANK YOU for all of love and support here! Happy to be part of such an amazing group of people! :hug:

Love those Ah ha! moments.

Hello everyone! I haven't been around, but still rocking it 100%! It's so great to see all the familiar faces doing so well.

My losses are starting to slow a bit, but that's expected I guess.

My closet is in the midst of a complete overhaul. What smaller sizes I had stored have been sorted, and many are too big for me already! I was forced to go through it all to find some clothes to wear to Orlando - we leave Saturday morning!!!

I'm a little nervous about being out of my comfort zone, but know it will be fine. We will be in a timeshare with a full kitchen, so I'll pack what I need to take to the parks each day. I've got my bars, shakes and snacks ready to go. I'm so ready to get away from the snow for awhile, Orlando here we come!!!

Great to hear from you. Have fun on your trip.

I have 2 quotes typed up and pinned on my wall in my office.

"The more you fulfill what God has called you to do and you flourish in it, you can count on people trying to attack you, stop you, hold you back." This is especially true for weight loss. Don't let anyone, including yourself, keep you from reaching your goals.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

I have been guilty of giving up on past diets when I started to really see results. I won't do that this time! This is MY LAST DIET!!!

Those are good quotes to be inspired by. Thanks for sharing.

I'm in mourning with you Diane!!! I said goodbye to all the bars for now as they were hard to resist "just one more". Goodbye to craving inducing bars for me!! Hopefully as I gain control I can reintroduce the bars. But I just can't do them right now!

I rarely have to stop myself from grabbing a second bar because I eat them at work and only have one with me. But they are the hardest item to savor slowly. I'm trying to eat more thoughtfully but those bars disappear so fast. I do better with the puffs or ridges.

Someone asked me about the book I'm reading but I can't remember who or what thread and haven't gone back to find the post. Hopefully it is one of you. The Carb Sensivity Program by Dr. Natasha Turner a naturopath. She also wrote the hormone diet and included a lot of similar information here. It is a great book on determining sensitivity levels, supplements to assist with loss weight and resetting your body, metabolic repair, recipes, etc. it is a good read. the start of the program is much like P1 then I'm going to try re-introducing carbs like she suggests in groups to determine if any type affects me more than others. Should be a big help in maintenance. This is where I found some good shake recipes to use for P3 breakfasts and maintenance snacks too (I'll post details in other threads).

Tonight is WI and I'm not sure what the scale will say but I know that I will now move on to P2 in the next few days once I get organized. I can feel my body saying it is time to stop, I've done all that is required.

IP43
02-27-2013, 03:04 PM
HA! Just as I announce to the world that I'm giving up bars, what should appear at work -- unannounced and unexpected-- but good ol' Aunt Flo!! SOOOO now I have a justifiable excuse why the scale hasn't moved BUT I'm still thinkin' I need to reduce my bars etc. because it IS a legit temptation for me. So, Pattie, we'll have our own "B.E.A"-tch meeting (that's "Bar Eaters Annonymous") and we can wHine since we can't HAVE wine! ;) Meetings are evenings at 8:00 pm -- the hour of my temptation (well, really, we could "meet" all day as I'm tempted usually between the hours of "awake" and "asleep")

amberjules
02-27-2013, 03:15 PM
I have made exactly ONE breakfast recipe in the morning - all the rest I have put together the night before, and just tossed in the oven (for the ones that required cooking) when I woke up. A few are literally grab-and-go out of the fridge. P3 is just reminding me that I need to plan ahead as much as I did in P1 :)

One super fast breakfast I have had was a suggestion from Lizzy:

3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup berries
1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit granola
3 Harvestland Maple & Apple chicken sausages (takes 3 minutes to cook in the microwave)

Yum that breakfast sounds wonderful!

Starshine
02-27-2013, 03:38 PM
Someone asked me about the book I'm reading but I can't remember who or what thread and haven't gone back to find the post. Hopefully it is one of you. The Carb Sensivity Program by Dr. Natasha Turner a naturopath. She also wrote the hormone diet and included a lot of similar information here. It is a great book on determining sensitivity levels, supplements to assist with loss weight and resetting your body, metabolic repair, recipes, etc. it is a good read. the start of the program is much like P1 then I'm going to try re-introducing carbs like she suggests in groups to determine if any type affects me more than others. Should be a big help in maintenance. This is where I found some good shake recipes to use for P3 breakfasts and maintenance snacks too (I'll post details in other threads).

Tonight is WI and I'm not sure what the scale will say but I know that I will now move on to P2 in the next few days once I get organized. I can feel my body saying it is time to stop, I've done all that is required.

Thanks, KitKat! It was I who asked about the book. I just ordered it from Amazon. I know sweets are my addiction, so we'll see what this book has to say.

Congrats on moving to P2! My body isn't ready for that yet. I need to stop judging the size of my tummy by looking down at it while I'm naked. :)

ragdoll74
02-27-2013, 05:58 PM
HA! Just as I announce to the world that I'm giving up bars, what should appear at work -- unannounced and unexpected-- but good ol' Aunt Flo!! SOOOO now I have a justifiable excuse why the scale hasn't moved BUT I'm still thinkin' I need to reduce my bars etc. because it IS a legit temptation for me. So, Pattie, we'll have our own "B.E.A"-tch meeting (that's "Bar Eaters Annonymous") and we can wHine since we can't HAVE wine! ;) Meetings are evenings at 8:00 pm -- the hour of my temptation (well, really, we could "meet" all day as I'm tempted usually between the hours of "awake" and "asleep")

Too funny! So no bars or wine...sounds like fun:dizzy:


I had a craving for steak for dinner, so shoveled the deck and brushed the snow off the grill cover. What can I say, sometimes a girls just gotta have a steak.

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s576/ragdoll744/4b187f01-8f83-48bb-ad7c-9f50df1ca187_zps15dc352f.jpg

1LittleStar
02-27-2013, 06:05 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

lisa32989
02-27-2013, 06:18 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!
It's hard to feel the feelings without our "drug of choice" (junk food/comfort food/oh heck, ANY food!) to dull them. You did great! Patience totally pays off. Congrats on the milestone! Love the no whine zone 100%ers thread. We make it work!

I had a craving for steak for dinner, so shoveled the deck and brushed the snow off the grill cover. What can I say, sometimes a girls just gotta have a steak
I LOVED your pic. DH NEVER lets our grill get buried. If the cars get covered, he takes a broom out there & brushes the cars and then the grill. There is ALWAYS a path shoveled to it. It's how we roll

Lisa, I may have to take your "no sweets" advice -- I know you were trying to stick to savoury things. I have pancakes for breakfast w syrup, choc shakes, the yummilicious bars, and have been having big cravings for "sweet" lately more and more, which makes resisting tougher and tougher. My scale isn't moving too quickly either. I'm thinking of switching to omelettes, a soup at lunch instead of my drink, and the BBQ ridges if I need a restricted to see if it curbs my cravings. Wish me luck (says the chocoholic--sniff). Pass tissue please - I'm in mourning.
You & Pattie have my permission to have a hissy fit.
I already didn't do many sweets and THEN I gave up gluten and only a few short weeks later got diagnosed hypothyroid & I cut soy. Remember my little red tantrum guy? It was cathartic. I literally shed tears. And then I moved on OP.
There is actually a lot of research that artificial sweeteners cause the exact cravings for sugar and sweets that natural sweeteners do. That's why I made the choice I made from the get-go (never bought an IP bar...oh wait...maybe one or 2 to keep back for emergencies)
You'd better perfect that zucchini muffin making! They really help and aren't nearly as sweet as bars.

IdealProteinNewbie
02-27-2013, 06:18 PM
Too funny! So no bars or wine...sounds like fun:dizzy:


I had a craving for steak for dinner, so shoveled the deck and brushed the snow off the grill cover. What can I say, sometimes a girls just gotta have a steak.

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s576/ragdoll744/4b187f01-8f83-48bb-ad7c-9f50df1ca187_zps15dc352f.jpg

Mmm...enjoy!

Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

Good for you! I'm shaking things up this week myself, using 4 non-restricted's per day, in hopes of ending my month long plateau of zero pounds lost along with zero inches. I'll know if it worked on Friday morning!

ragdoll74
02-27-2013, 06:31 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

:carrot::carrot: Way to go! :carrot::carrot:

I LOVED your pic. DH NEVER lets our grill get buried. If the cars get covered, he takes a broom out there & brushes the cars and then the grill. There is ALWAYS a path shoveled to it. It's how we roll

Glad to know I'm not alone with grilling when it snows.:)

MonicaKolesnik
02-27-2013, 06:35 PM
Too funny! So no bars or wine...sounds like fun:dizzy:

I had a craving for steak for dinner, so shoveled the deck and brushed the snow off the grill cover. What can I say, sometimes a girls just gotta have a steak.

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s576/ragdoll744/4b187f01-8f83-48bb-ad7c-9f50df1ca187_zps15dc352f.jpg

We have are grill in our unfinished "garage" (can't fit a car used for storage) so we can cook on the grill all year around so I completely understand. :)

scorbett1103
02-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

WOO HOOO!!!!

KitKat169
02-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

Yeah!


I had a craving for steak for dinner, so shoveled the deck and brushed the snow off the grill cover. What can I say, sometimes a girls just gotta have a steak.


Nice! I was just looking at a bison steak in my freezer but won't take it out until I can't find the BBQ under the avalanche that hit this winter.

I had another anxiety attack this afternoon then went for my WI and saw a 1.1lb gain. My coach and I had a good talk about my stress levels and moving forward to P2. She is an awesome listener and I thought I left the meeting in good shape. When I got home I had to make dinner with nothing planned. Not a good idea and I was in a bad frame of mind. Thankfully I had a variety of veg in my fridge and some purées. I slowly started picking out stuff to make without care that it would go together and soon had an OP dinner of rutabaga fries and an omelette with leeks, basil pesto (IP version) and red pepper purée. Raspberry jello is in the fridge for a snack later.

Planning ahead is definitely key to staying OP. I should have had a dinner protein ready to cook. Thank goodness I love veg and have learned to make comfort meals around good choices. Always good to have the emergency veg prepped.

1LittleStar
02-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the support and :carrot: everyone!



I had another anxiety attack this afternoon then went for my WI and saw a 1.1lb gain. My coach and I had a good talk about my stress levels and moving forward to P2. She is an awesome listener and I thought I left the meeting in good shape. When I got home I had to make dinner with nothing planned. Not a good idea and I was in a bad frame of mind. Thankfully I had a variety of veg in my fridge and some purées. I slowly started picking out stuff to make without care that it would go together and soon had an OP dinner of rutabaga fries and an omelette with leeks, basil pesto (IP version) and red pepper purée. Raspberry jello is in the fridge for a snack later.

Planning ahead is definitely key to staying OP. I should have had a dinner protein ready to cook. Thank goodness I love veg and have learned to make comfort meals around good choices. Always good to have the emergency veg prepped.

Really sorry to hear about your anxiety attack. That must be really difficult. Your coach sounds amazing and very supportive. I agree with you that planning is key. Sounds like you made some great decisions despite a difficult situation. Congrats!

mompattie
02-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!

Typically, I would have been discouraged and feed my frustration with junk. Instead, I let myself feel the feelings that I was having, and reframed them to the positive. I came on the boards, sought support and received it, read everyone's wonderful and positive stories, and trusted the protocol. It works, and the proof is right here amongst all of us!

Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

Awesome!!!!!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot: way to kick butt!!

patns
02-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Yeah!



Nice! I was just looking at a bison steak in my freezer but won't take it out until I can't find the BBQ under the avalanche that hit this winter.

I had another anxiety attack this afternoon then went for my WI and saw a 1.1lb gain. My coach and I had a good talk about my stress levels and moving forward to P2. She is an awesome listener and I thought I left the meeting in good shape. When I got home I had to make dinner with nothing planned. Not a good idea and I was in a bad frame of mind. Thankfully I had a variety of veg in my fridge and some purées. I slowly started picking out stuff to make without care that it would go together and soon had an OP dinner of rutabaga fries and an omelette with leeks, basil pesto (IP version) and red pepper purée. Raspberry jello is in the fridge for a snack later.

Planning ahead is definitely key to staying OP. I should have had a dinner protein ready to cook. Thank goodness I love veg and have learned to make comfort meals around good choices. Always good to have the emergency veg prepped.



Just noticed how far you have come and how close you are to goal. WTG!!

You will do this!

bubbleblower
02-27-2013, 10:07 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!


Congrats!!!


Glad to know I'm not alone with grilling when it snows.:)

We grill year round, although I have to say we've been pretty snow-free this year. Everything seems to taste better on the grill!

I finished our taxes tonight. Glad that's out of the way, and *very* glad it's not ugly like it was last year!!!

joysh
02-27-2013, 10:09 PM
Joysh: congrats on 75! I'm chasing you!..

Thanks, Lisa! See you there soon!

Monica, one of the maintainers told me when one researches in advance like this, it is an indication that they will do really great in phase off and maintenance. No worries, we will all end up there together eventually! Hasn't it been quite a journey we are on together!?!
Joysh, you are rocking! Congrats on your successes!
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I hit the 40 lbs lost mark this week. Still have a few to go, but 40lbs on a shortie like me is a lot!:carrot:

Hey, Nola! Congrats on the 40 pounds! What an accomplishment!! And thanks!

joysh only 2 more lbs until goal!!! Congrats on hitting the 75lb lost milestone.

Thanks, Ragdoll!

I've had twinges of jealousy in my life but it never stopped me from being happy for others. It is especially strange that it seems to be the whole group of them. Oh well. Something is definitely happening out-of-earshot.
All I can change is me
And that is hard enough.

So wise and true, Lisa.


I'm a little nervous about being out of my comfort zone, but know it will be fine. We will be in a timeshare with a full kitchen, so I'll pack what I need to take to the parks each day. I've got my bars, shakes and snacks ready to go. I'm so ready to get away from the snow for awhile, Orlando here we come!!!

Have fun in Orlando!


"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

I have been guilty of giving up on past diets when I started to really see results. I won't do that this time! This is MY LAST DIET!!!

Yup! This is our Last Diet!

Great well, congrats! I'll see you soon in P2.
...Jealously or it may be uncomfortable. I saw my Aunt this weekend who very seriously asked me if I did this on purpose or was I sick with something. It was a comment out of love and I could tell it was the reason she was hesitant to say anything in the past.

Tonight is WI and I'm not sure what the scale will say but I know that I will now move on to P2 in the next few days once I get organized. I can feel my body saying it is time to stop, I've done all that is required.

You've done so well, KitKat. I know the feeling. My body is ready to stop - but not really ready yet. I still want to lose the last few pounds, so I'm giving it another week or two to get to my goal. Then I'll do 2 weeks on P2.

I know what you mean about your aunt's comment. I've had people ask me if I've lost this weight "on purpose." DUH! But they're trying to be polite, I know.

Ladies and Gentlemen, hang on to your hats! After two weeks of zero losses on the scale, I am thrilled to announce a 4.4 lbs loss this week, which means that I have lost more than 50 lbs!!!!!!!
Thanks everyone for your support, and here's to the next 50lbs!

Awesome, 1LittleStar!!! :):)

Yeah!
I had another anxiety attack this afternoon then went for my WI and saw a 1.1lb gain. My coach and I had a good talk about my stress levels and moving forward to P2. She is an awesome listener and I thought I left the meeting in good shape. When I got home I had to make dinner with nothing planned. Not a good idea and I was in a bad frame of mind. Thankfully I had a variety of veg in my fridge and some purées.

Hang in there. You know by now not to sweat the little gain. It could be anything - even anxiety! But I know that it still is discouraging. Hang in there!

IP43
02-27-2013, 10:55 PM
I feel like a kid at Christmas. My online order arrived so I have a few new flavours of extend bars (and I just said I'd give those up! sheesh), a few "pizza kits", some gluten free muffins that are supposed to stay refrigerated (yet got here via mail...hmmmm....) and a bunch of 'flavour' drops so I wanna cook now! I also got some "Extend" chips. I'll let you know if they're any good. I was so excited at ordering these "treats" I forgot what I had gone on line to order (some WF sauces to make Rotini Alfredo!) Sheesh.

KitKat169
02-27-2013, 10:57 PM
Thanks for everyone's nice words. I'm feeling better now but I wish I could just jump off the roller coaster for a while. Tomorrow will be a P1 day because I'm not prepared yet but I have chicken marinating for dinner tomorrow and fish to cook for my first P2 lunch on Friday. Zucchini chips are in the dehydrator and because I cut up more than I could fit in, I blended the rest into my lunch soup. I hope I can keep this stress at bay long enough to lose a few last pounds on P2 but I'm okay if I hover where I am too.

joysh
02-28-2013, 09:27 AM
Good morning, IPeeps! Bump! This needs to be on page one! Always!

Have a great day!:):)

bubbleblower
02-28-2013, 09:35 AM
Good morning, IPeeps! Bump! This needs to be on page one! Always!

Have a great day!:):)

Agreed!!!

So, what are these Quest bars everyone is talking about? They sound like a big hit!

I have more products in my pantry than ever, and I'm sitting here at one pound away from goal realizing that I really don't want to stop eating the way I have been for the last 3 months. Is that weird? Although there are times I'd like a glass of red wine, or an extra packet/bar, or a glass of unsweetened almond milk (yep, that's one of the things I crave at night before bed), I really don't have any desire to go back to "normal." I'm also not feeling the love for the idea of a P3 big breakfast. Guess I've just gotten used to my new normal. :)

ragdoll74
02-28-2013, 10:28 AM
Bubbleblower- Amberjules started a thread on Monday asking if the quest bars would be considered unrestricted. Most of them are considered unrestricted because of the net carbs being under 9 and fat less than 1/3 of the calories.

I don't think it's wierd at all that you don't want to stop phase I. I'm farther from goal, but in no rush to phase out. It's so nice and comfortable in phase I. The scale hasn't budged for me in a couple of weeks, it doesn't bother me because I'm happy with phase I.

bubbleblower
02-28-2013, 11:14 AM
I'll have a look at the Quest bars. Sound good!

I went back and forth between P1 and P2 while I was away, but P1 is a lot easier for me while I'm working and not eating out so much. I guess I'll have to start phasing off soon. The other thing is that I'm not feeling like I'm too thin, so although I'm reaching the rather arbitrary number I set at the start, I still feel like I could stand to lose more. Maybe I'll start feeling differently about food once I start adding more exercise back in.

I'm traveling next week and won't have access to a scale while I'm away this time. We'll see how that goes .... (Not really a point where I want to move off P1/P2 until after I get back at least.)

scorbett1103
02-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Agreed!!!

So, what are these Quest bars everyone is talking about? They sound like a big hit!

I have more products in my pantry than ever, and I'm sitting here at one pound away from goal realizing that I really don't want to stop eating the way I have been for the last 3 months. Is that weird? Although there are times I'd like a glass of red wine, or an extra packet/bar, or a glass of unsweetened almond milk (yep, that's one of the things I crave at night before bed), I really don't have any desire to go back to "normal." I'm also not feeling the love for the idea of a P3 big breakfast. Guess I've just gotten used to my new normal. :)

LOL I was super hesitant to "officially" phase off, it's daunting to have to suddenly plan more meals and think about what I'm eating at more than dinner! And I had a good stockpile of products too. But don't forget that we'll use them going forward - I still use one as a snack, and there will be those P1 days after a "fun" day. You have done AMAZING, don't be afraid of phasing off, see it as your reward for all your hard work!

bubbleblower
02-28-2013, 01:21 PM
LOL I was super hesitant to "officially" phase off, it's daunting to have to suddenly plan more meals and think about what I'm eating at more than dinner! And I had a good stockpile of products too. But don't forget that we'll use them going forward - I still use one as a snack, and there will be those P1 days after a "fun" day. You have done AMAZING, don't be afraid of phasing off, see it as your reward for all your hard work!

All so true! Thanks for the supportive words, Scorbett! Since I'll be away Monday - Friday, I'm thinking I'll keep doing the P1/P2 combo, playing it by ear each day, and then see where I am when I get back. At that point I should have more time to think about phasing off and doing some real planning.

M35A2
02-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

scorbett1103
02-28-2013, 04:31 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

Great job!!!

JenRem
02-28-2013, 05:34 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

Congrats - so proud of you!
Welcome, to the 100% OP Thread :carrot:

Starshine
02-28-2013, 05:36 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

Congratulations and Welcome to the 100% We love IP here. :)

lisa32989
02-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.
Ha! I waited a month before posting. I guess I just didn't trust myself
Congrats on 100% and welcome!

KitKat169
02-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

Welcome. This is a very supportive group of people. I've been struggling with non-food issues over the past couple of weeks and they've been wonderful at keeping me going. Today was a much better day!

Starshine
02-28-2013, 08:57 PM
Welcome. This is a very supportive group of people. I've been struggling with non-food issues over the past couple of weeks and they've been wonderful at keeping me going. Today was a much better day!

Glad your day was so much better, KitKat! And congrats on making it to Phase 2 (saw your post on the Maintainer's thread). :)

1LittleStar
02-28-2013, 09:21 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

Welcome! It took me a while too. At first, I thought it was for people that were 100% done, that were at goal. I'm glad I peeked and joined in. Very positive nd supportive thread.


Welcome. This is a very supportive group of people. I've been struggling with non-food issues over the past couple of weeks and they've been wonderful at keeping me going. Today was a much better day!

So happy to hear KitKat. Here's to another great day tomorrow.

lisa32989
02-28-2013, 09:32 PM
Hey everyone!

I ressurected some items that I had packed away since I regained too much after doing Atkins: smaller undies! And they fit (and I didn't have to buy new ones!) I have just ordered my next smaller bras, too. The girls are ready for more uplift, yet again.

I retired about 6 more pair of pants.

All of this in a week that the scale seems to be going up and down the same 3 lbs. I know it'll level off & eventually head straight down. I missed my "official" WI so am only guessing the measurements have gone down some more, as well.

Kale chips for my veggie and ice pack for my back tonite. Ready for bed early. After a while of hurting, it just wears me out.

KitKat169
02-28-2013, 09:35 PM
Hey everyone!

I ressurected some items that I had packed away since I regained too much after doing Atkins: smaller undies! And they fit (and I didn't have to buy new ones!) I have just ordered my next smaller bras, too. The girls are ready for more uplift, yet again.

I retired about 6 more pair of pants.

All of this in a week that the scale seems to be going up and down the same 3 lbs. I know it'll level off & eventually head straight down. I missed my "official" WI so am only guessing the measurements have gone down some more, as well.

Kale chips for my veggie and ice pack for my back tonite. Ready for bed early. After a while of hurting, it just wears me out.

Sorry to hear you are hurting tonight. Chronic pain is exhausting so hope you are feeling better soon. Congrats on the smaller sizes. It surprised me how a little thing like smaller underwear can feel so good!

joysh
02-28-2013, 09:37 PM
Hey everyone!

I ressurected some items that I had packed away since I regained too much after doing Atkins: smaller undies! And they fit (and I didn't have to buy new ones!) I have just ordered my next smaller bras, too. The girls are ready for more uplift, yet again.

I retired about 6 more pair of pants....Kale chips for my veggie and ice pack for my back tonite. Ready for bed early. After a while of hurting, it just wears me out.

So sorry your back is hurting, Lisa. Feel better soon! Congrats on the "new" undies! it feels good to get rid of the outgrown clothing.

I've got 2 very big bags of clothes that are too big for me. I'm taking them to Houston tomorrow to the Goodwill store. I live in a town so small right now that I would see people wearing these clothes if I donated them here! But tonight I opened one of the bags and looked at a pair of pants that used to be snug on me. I think 2 of me could fit in! Very weird!

M35A2
02-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Tried making the cauliflower mash tonight for supper. Note to self - 3 roasted garlic cloves + tsp of garlic powder is too much garlic. DW isn't feeling so good now. Although she's not feeling bad enough to take over kitchen duties.

ragdoll74
02-28-2013, 10:42 PM
Well I waited 5 weeks to prove to myself I was 100% OP before posting on this thread and today was the day! If my calculations are correct I'll probably have 12 to 16 more weeks prior to phasing off (not that I'm setting a date as I'm not sure what bumps or detours are ahead). I've been overweight since about age 4 so I think 3 or 4 more months of doing the easiest diet I've ever been on is no great hardship.

:carrot::carrot: Great job!

Hey everyone!

I ressurected some items that I had packed away since I regained too much after doing Atkins: smaller undies! And they fit (and I didn't have to buy new ones!) I have just ordered my next smaller bras, too. The girls are ready for more uplift, yet again.

I retired about 6 more pair of pants.

All of this in a week that the scale seems to be going up and down the same 3 lbs. I know it'll level off & eventually head straight down. I missed my "official" WI so am only guessing the measurements have gone down some more, as well.

Kale chips for my veggie and ice pack for my back tonite. Ready for bed early. After a while of hurting, it just wears me out.

I hope your back feels better soon, and way to go on the smaller clothes you already own!


joysh you look great in your latest comparison photos.

LizRR
02-28-2013, 10:58 PM
Late check-in from the midnight lurker...got my 6.5-mile run this morning and planning on my Bodypump class tomorrow morning. I skipped it on Wed and want to get in my weightlifting at least 2x/week, so no skipping tomorrow! Looks like I am going to need to bite the bullet and buy some maternity clothes going into my 2nd trimester...my jacket still closes, but the buttons seem to be getting tighter every day...and my old maternity clothes are waaaaaaaaayyyy too big. Darn...another reason to shop!

JenRem
02-28-2013, 11:35 PM
Late check-in from the midnight lurker...got my 6.5-mile run this morning and planning on my Bodypump class tomorrow morning. I skipped it on Wed and want to get in my weightlifting at least 2x/week, so no skipping tomorrow! Looks like I am going to need to bite the bullet and buy some maternity clothes going into my 2nd trimester...my jacket still closes, but the buttons seem to be getting tighter every day...and my old maternity clothes are waaaaaaaaayyyy too big. Darn...another reason to shop!

Liz, you are amazing and continue to WOW us with how well you are doing with this pregnancy. So impressed! Jen

IP43
03-01-2013, 12:25 AM
Tried making the cauliflower mash tonight for supper. Note to self - 3 roasted garlic cloves + tsp of garlic powder is too much garlic. DW isn't feeling so good now. Although she's not feeling bad enough to take over kitchen duties.

Speaking of too much garlic, have you ever had roasted garlic? I used to have a "roaster" thingy but I'm sure a pan would do. I really don't remember so a "google" might be in order, but I think you just bake it, a whole head of garlic by slicing the "top" off, drizzling some olive oil on, and letting it bake. It gets mushy and pasty, but mild. It would be a yummy addition to steak and 'shrooms since we can't really be making a dip or bread spread with it. If you're a garlic fan, maybe check it out ... in a day or two. LOL...give your wife a garlic break perhaps. Look at the bright side -- no vampires near you today! (or probably any PEOPLE either :^:)

lisa32989
03-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Scorbett warned us a while back about the carb content of garlic. Powdered or a little chopped is fine but you might want to look that up before roasting a whole head and treating it like a veggie.

M35A2
03-01-2013, 07:35 AM
Scorbett warned us a while back about the carb content of garlic. Powdered or a little chopped is fine but you might want to look that up before roasting a whole head and treating it like a veggie.

In the mash I was trying to emulate Denver's recipe in one of the IP videos. I thought I used the same amount he did so maybe he just likes garlic. I'll cut out ALL the powder next time.

On a side note, I also used the potato puree mix instead of the leak soup mix like he did in the video. My coach had said the leak soup mix on it's own was fine but mixed in the mash gave it too strong of a taste.

1LittleStar
03-01-2013, 08:16 AM
Hey everyone!

I ressurected some items that I had packed away since I regained too much after doing Atkins: smaller undies! And they fit (and I didn't have to buy new ones!) I have just ordered my next smaller bras, too. The girls are ready for more uplift, yet again.

I retired about 6 more pair of pants.

All of this in a week that the scale seems to be going up and down the same 3 lbs. I know it'll level off & eventually head straight down. I missed my "official" WI so am only guessing the measurements have gone down some more, as well.

Kale chips for my veggie and ice pack for my back tonite. Ready for bed early. After a while of hurting, it just wears me out.

Love that you are packing away the clothes and got new underwear! I've got a bag going for things that are too big, and had to try 3 pairs of pants before finding one that fit yesterday. Into the bag the other pants went. One thing I desperately need is new underwear! May have to splurge!

Hope your back is feeling better today.

Late check-in from the midnight lurker...got my 6.5-mile run this morning and planning on my Bodypump class tomorrow morning. I skipped it on Wed and want to get in my weightlifting at least 2x/week, so no skipping tomorrow! Looks like I am going to need to bite the bullet and buy some maternity clothes going into my 2nd trimester...my jacket still closes, but the buttons seem to be getting tighter every day...and my old maternity clothes are waaaaaaaaayyyy too big. Darn...another reason to shop!

Everyone needs a reason to go shopping! You are such an inspiration! I am actually looking forward to exercising. Having lost 5bs so far, I can tell it will be something that will be possible and make me feel great! I love that you update us on your accomplishments.

ragdoll74
03-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Speaking of too much garlic, have you ever had roasted garlic? I used to have a "roaster" thingy but I'm sure a pan would do. I really don't remember so a "google" might be in order, but I think you just bake it, a whole head of garlic by slicing the "top" off, drizzling some olive oil on, and letting it bake. It gets mushy and pasty, but mild. It would be a yummy addition to steak and 'shrooms since we can't really be making a dip or bread spread with it. If you're a garlic fan, maybe check it out ... in a day or two. LOL...give your wife a garlic break perhaps. Look at the bright side -- no vampires near you today! (or probably any PEOPLE either :^:)

looooove roasted garlic! I guess it' something to look forward to in maintenance.

sahmmommy2
03-01-2013, 09:48 AM
AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!! My washer is in pieces in the basement, my 2 year old washer, sniffle...This is my "return from vacation" present...dirty rat! My handy husband took it apart and found the bearings are shot...a quick search on the internet indicates this is a known problem with this particular brand, apparently they don't expect you to keep your washer for more than a couple years...can you tell I'm :mad:???

Anyway, it has finally happened, I am starting to lose hair. My mom had it happen too, and I did lose quite a bit after pregnancy. The good news is I've been taking biotin all along, so I also see a bunch of new growth.

I'm fighting a battle in my head right now, trying to decide if I should phase off or push on. The weight isn't coming off nearly as easily as before. Should I phase off, and take a break? I am happy with the way I look now, I think??? Should I do bootcamp??? I don't know. Or have I just reached that point on a diet where you suddenly tire of doing it and want to be done? But at the same time, I'm a little scared to move on to another phase...

How about everyone else, everyone here has been doing this for a while. Are you thinking the same things?

lisa32989
03-01-2013, 10:20 AM
AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!! My washer is in pieces in the basement, my 2 year old washer, sniffle...This is my "return from vacation" present...dirty rat! My handy husband took it apart and found the bearings are shot...a quick search on the internet indicates this is a known problem with this particular brand, apparently they don't expect you to keep your washer for more than a couple years...can you tell I'm :mad:???

Anyway, it has finally happened, I am starting to lose hair. My mom had it happen too, and I did lose quite a bit after pregnancy. The good news is I've been taking biotin all along, so I also see a bunch of new growth.

I'm fighting a battle in my head right now, trying to decide if I should phase off or push on. The weight isn't coming off nearly as easily as before. Should I phase off, and take a break? I am happy with the way I look now, I think??? Should I do bootcamp??? I don't know. Or have I just reached that point on a diet where you suddenly tire of doing it and want to be done? But at the same time, I'm a little scared to move on to another phase...

How about everyone else, everyone here has been doing this for a while. Are you thinking the same things?
Wuv did a week of P3 to jump-start and get things going again. If you're stalled & frustrated, it might be something to consider.
I haven't hit that "suddenly tired of doing it" stage. My mom did (she had about 35-40 total to lose vs my 115). She did a P2 day every 2nd or 3rd day and that got her thru. Since she's 72, she was okay with the slower loss as long as the scale continued in the right direction.

My scale has bounced around this week but I think it is finally down. Clothes are looser so I KNOW fat loss is in the right direction. The thyroid probs didn't really affect the big C at first but now that the meds seem to have the blood number stabilized, I'm having more probs on "that end" :rofl:

Re: hair loss
I can't blame mine exclusively on IP because of the thyroid issues that developed, too. But I def noticed an increase sometime in Jan. Started taking biotin and increased my Omega 3s and then had to let go of it.

And a big ugh! re: washer. Mine is approx 25 years old. I keep talking about getting a shiny new, fancy one. With your story, I'm stickin' with the old, beat up one, scratches from moves and all!

Cheekyskeeter
03-01-2013, 10:42 AM
That's definitely frustrating about your washer! I hope you can get it sorted out. I too have an ancient washer that I've been thinking about retiring and getting a new more efficient one but now hearing your story I'm not sure I want to do that either.

ragdoll74
03-01-2013, 10:44 AM
AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!! My washer is in pieces in the basement, my 2 year old washer, sniffle...This is my "return from vacation" present...dirty rat! My handy husband took it apart and found the bearings are shot...a quick search on the internet indicates this is a known problem with this particular brand, apparently they don't expect you to keep your washer for more than a couple years...can you tell I'm :mad:???

Anyway, it has finally happened, I am starting to lose hair. My mom had it happen too, and I did lose quite a bit after pregnancy. The good news is I've been taking biotin all along, so I also see a bunch of new growth.

I'm fighting a battle in my head right now, trying to decide if I should phase off or push on. The weight isn't coming off nearly as easily as before. Should I phase off, and take a break? I am happy with the way I look now, I think??? Should I do bootcamp??? I don't know. Or have I just reached that point on a diet where you suddenly tire of doing it and want to be done? But at the same time, I'm a little scared to move on to another phase...

How about everyone else, everyone here has been doing this for a while. Are you thinking the same things?

First off who would buy a new washing machine every 2 years? Sometimes these manufacturers have some crazy ideas.

If you are happy with the way you are now you should phase off. There is not reason to keep going just because of a number on the scale. You are at a healthy BMI.

If you still really want to lose more but need a break Lisa's suggestion is a good one. It might give you the mental break from phase I and also get things moving quicker again when you get back to phase I.

Have a plan for phasing out and maintenance. Give yourself some limits on weight variation and also on how free that free day really is in maintenance. I think it's easier to phase out if you have a plan in place.

MonicaKolesnik
03-01-2013, 10:50 AM
I have not had much time to catch up on the thread and what everyone is up to. I will hopefully get time tonight, but I wanted to say hi and let you guys know what is going on with me. My DH rolled his car twice on his way back home from work due to icy/snow covered road conditions on Wednesday night (he works 45 min away in the next town and the road regularly sucks) Thankfully he is fine, not hurt at all and very lucky!! That is the most important thing. So now we have been scrambling to try and stock our house and rearrange our lives so we can both get to work and run the house with only one vehicle. Unsure how long that will be as it depends if SGI (insurance) rights the car off or repairs it. The part that is worrying me now is that my DH is a novice driver with about 4 years mainly highway under his belt and now I will be sending him in my much bigger more top heavy vehicle that he doesn't like to drive back and forth to work on shitty roads. We could rent a car but it is so expensive its not worth it. I am sure it will be fine I really do worry about everything while I find he worries about very little...sigh
But again in the big picture he rolled his car twice and is fine so could not ask for anything more. Hope to catch up tonight, now off to shop to stock my house for my vehiclessness.

sahmmommy2
03-01-2013, 11:22 AM
lisa- Thanks for the advice and encouragement! Just going through a rough patch, everyone does! I was just thinking I needed someone to cyber-slap me out of my funk today! I've been sitting at the same weight/measurements for almost 4 weeks now plus the hair loss. Just a lot of blows to the ole ego and self esteem!

And as far as the washer goes, they want $450 to replace the rear hub assembly (and that doesn't include labor or the $100 diagnostic fee), the company does not even sell just the bearings. What a ripoff, and this, one month after my warranty expired. The Handy Hubby is going to MacGyver it back together and we're going to hope it works. At this point we have nothing to lose.

ragdoll - Thanks for the great advice for phasing off. I have not prepared myself to do that, and you've given me some great points to consider! I feel like I've worked too hard to just stop, and I think everyone hits a rough patch at some point. It's been smooth sailing up to this point, and I really don't want to make any rash decisions.

KitKat169
03-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Sahmmommy2, sorry to hear about your struggles with the washing machine and weight loss. My advice is to wait another week before you make any big decisions about phasing off. If you need to do a P2 day or 2 that's fine but don't say "I'm done" for a week. Then take that week to think about your decision and make plans for how to phase off. What does P2, P3 and maintenance look like to you? Would you need to take this break only to come back later to finish more weight loss to get to where you want to be? I have hit a few mental walls in the last couple of months but wasn't sure if it was time to phase off or me just giving up before I could fail myself (old patterns!). Telling myself just one more week gave me some perspective and time to think. And it kept me on P1 for longer than I thought I would last. Today is my first official day in P2. I haven't reached the arbitrary scale number I originally picked but I know I am physically and mentality at the end of weight loss and ready to move to maintenance.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Monica: So glad to hear your husband is ok!

Happy to report that after 4 weeks of zero pounds and zero inches lost, the scale has finally moved. Down 1.5 this week :D I'm planning to do another week of 4 non-restricted per day to really get my body out of this funk!

scorbett1103
03-01-2013, 05:16 PM
. Today is my first official day in P2. I haven't reached the arbitrary scale number I originally picked but I know I am physically and mentality at the end of weight loss and ready to move to maintenance.

I almost totally missed this - congrats on making the transition!!! You are going to do great!

sahmmommy2
03-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Monica - So thankful DH is "okay"!

KitKat - Thanks for the great advice! I really needed this from everyone, which is why I love this forum:) Congratulations on reaching p2!!!!!!!!!!

mompattie
03-01-2013, 08:01 PM
I have not had much time to catch up on the thread and what everyone is up to. I will hopefully get time tonight, but I wanted to say hi and let you guys know what is going on with me. My DH rolled his car twice on his way back home from work due to icy/snow covered road conditions on Wednesday night (he works 45 min away in the next town and the road regularly sucks) Thankfully he is fine, not hurt at all and very lucky!! That is the most important thing. So now we have been scrambling to try and stock our house and rearrange our lives so we can both get to work and run the house with only one vehicle. Unsure how long that will be as it depends if SGI (insurance) rights the car off or repairs it. The part that is worrying me now is that my DH is a novice driver with about 4 years mainly highway under his belt and now I will be sending him in my much bigger more top heavy vehicle that he doesn't like to drive back and forth to work on shitty roads. We could rent a car but it is so expensive its not worth it. I am sure it will be fine I really do worry about everything while I find he worries about very little...sigh
But again in the big picture he rolled his car twice and is fine so could not ask for anything more. Hope to catch up tonight, now off to shop to stock my house for my vehiclessness.

How scary!!!!! I'm glad he's ok, but how terrifying for you both!!! These Sask highways are brutal right now!!! HUGS!!! :hug:

ragdoll74
03-01-2013, 08:02 PM
monica that must have been scary. Good to hear that DH is ok.

kitkat have fun phasing out! You have 2 weeks to plan all those phase 3 breakfasts that everyone raves about.

newbie yay for the scale moving again!!

IP43
03-01-2013, 08:43 PM
And as far as the washer goes, they want $450 to replace the rear hub assembly (and that doesn't include labor or the $100 diagnostic fee), the company does not even sell just the bearings. What a ripoff, and this, one month after my warranty expired. The Handy Hubby is going to MacGyver it back together and we're going to hope it works. At this point we have nothing to lose.

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I don't know if you paid with a credit card for your washer, but if you did, check that out because often the credit card company extends the warranty by one year. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

We had a similar problem with the parts costing more than a new washer. We're on our 3rd front loader and they say the same -- they're made to last 6 years now. For that price? I was also told that Tide was really hard on front loaders due to the fillers in it. That was a service man's observation so no one sue me or whatever. I just thought it was an interesting thought that I'd never had. Apparently people also still put too much soap in machines, which is hard on the machines. And if you have a "tub clean" cycle, do it weekly. There. All my "laundry" wisdom in a paragraph (been there several times ;)

lisa32989
03-01-2013, 09:26 PM
If they're only making them to last a handful of years, I'm buying a CHEAP one when the time comes

DoingitDeb
03-01-2013, 10:21 PM
Hello everybody....
Day 1 and 100% I am rocking it so far. I am excited for the new me to emerge... thanks for being here!

JenRem
03-01-2013, 10:33 PM
Monica, so glad DH is safe.

WELCOME, DoingitDeb! This is a great program and the 3FC IPeeper's are the Best! Jen

ragdoll74
03-02-2013, 07:25 AM
:welcome: DoingitDeb

bubbleblower
03-02-2013, 07:58 AM
I don't know if you paid with a credit card for your washer, but if you did, check that out because often the credit card company extends the warranty by one year. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

We had a similar problem with the parts costing more than a new washer. We're on our 3rd front loader and they say the same -- they're made to last 6 years now. For that price? I was also told that Tide was really hard on front loaders due to the fillers in it. That was a service man's observation so no one sue me or whatever. I just thought it was an interesting thought that I'd never had. Apparently people also still put too much soap in machines, which is hard on the machines. And if you have a "tub clean" cycle, do it weekly. There. All my "laundry" wisdom in a paragraph (been there several times ;)

If they're only making them to last a handful of years, I'm buying a CHEAP one when the time comes

I agree with both of you! We bought top of the line (i.e., EXPENSIVE!!) Maytag Neptune models years ago and learned the hard way you don't always get what you pay for. We had nothing but problems with them. We replaced them with LG front loading models which have been much more reliable, but alas we're moving and leaving them behind. For the new house we've decided to go back to the conventional top loading washer. We have an inexpensive stackable set at our vacation home and they honestly do just as good a job as the ones up north that cost 3 times as much! We do a lot of laundry for just two people, but I'd still think our washers should last longer than they have historically.

It's time for me to start packing up again for a trip south, but this time it's primarily to see my 91 year old since she just got out of the hospital after a two week stay. We'll also be able to check on the progress of our new home, so that's an added bonus. I think I've got this 'sticking to IP while traveling' gig down! ;)

AlisonS
03-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Monica - Holy cow, so glad your husband is OK!!!

Washing machine woes: I had problems with my washer/dryer unit with numerous repairs, finally replaced them, then found I still had the same problem. Turned out it was never the appliances at all, it was an electrical problem. Before you give up, get a good electrician out to look at your setup.

Got a new "regular" doctor this week, first time in a long time that I have not been told by a doctor to lose weight. He was amazed when I told him my weight loss history. So grateful that I can now pass for a "normal" weighted person! ; )

Lately I have been focusing on using up some of my less-desired packets, since I am about 2/3 through my phase 1 experience. I have really had a renewed appreciation for the puddings! I liked the butterscotch a lot and made great stuff with the lemon pudding mix! That lemon pudding mix is great if you make it, let it sit in the fridge for awhile, and then put in a shot or two of the Torani sugar-free syrups. I did the lemon pudding with the gingerbread syrup and then I did a separate serving with the chocolate syrup. Very good!

Have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to spending some time on the boards and getting caught up!

IP43
03-02-2013, 09:01 AM
I just bought some flavoured drops so I'm looking forward to "cooking" some different muffins etc. this weekend. I've been good to my word about not having as many restricted bars as I ran out and never replaced them. I still have a stash of "simply bars" but they're not as tempting for me. They don't have the "power" of choc/caramel LOL

Have a great weekend all! Lookin' forward to catching up on all the news/info/ideas

DoingitDeb
03-02-2013, 09:25 AM
:welcome: DoingitDeb

Thank you...day 2 and still very excited to be an IP loser

M35A2
03-02-2013, 09:40 AM
Can I just say I HATE coffee. Never drank it. Used to get a cup now and then when I was in the Army to keep my hands warm in the field but never imbibed.

This morning I brewed a very strong cup of Starbucks in our K-cup machine and mixed it with the chocolate drink mix. I still hate it but I've been having severe problems with the Big C. I've been drinking Smoothe Move daily. I've taken NoviLax and several other things and nothing is working. I'm talking once a week if I'm lucky.

Desperate times call for desperate measures so it's on to the coffee. I still HATE it.

lisa32989
03-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Can I just say I HATE coffee. Never drank it. Used to get a cup now and then when I was in the Army to keep my hands warm in the field but never imbibed.

This morning I brewed a very strong cup of Starbucks in our K-cup machine and mixed it with the chocolate drink mix. I still hate it but I've been having severe problems with the Big C. I've been drinking Smoothe Move daily. I've taken NoviLax and several other things and nothing is working. I'm talking once a week if I'm lucky.

Desperate times call for desperate measures so it's on to the coffee. I still HATE it.
Magnesium citrate works for me

M35A2
03-02-2013, 09:57 AM
Magnesium citrate works for me

I did that the 1st week. While it did work it made me pretty sick and I'm holding it in reserve to avoid impaction but don't want to make it a regular thing.

lisa32989
03-02-2013, 10:09 AM
I did that the 1st week. While it did work it made me pretty sick and I'm holding it in reserve to avoid impaction but don't want to make it a regular thing.

I'm pretty careful with the dose. Sometimes it takes 2 days for me to get it right b/c I use too little

KitKat169
03-02-2013, 10:38 AM
Happy Saturday! I am in a great mood today. I lay awake half the night for some unknown reason but when I did I decided I would WI at home in the morning and switch my official weight to my home scale instead of the late day WI with my coach. So the good news today . . .

I was 165lbs, 4lbs below goal and 4.6lbs below the last time I did a home WI in the morning 2 weeks ago. Definitely a whoosh that has put me below goal. I also suspect my evening WI would put me there because I rarely gain more than 4lbs over a day. This is a great way to start the weekend.

My goal reward was to be a Fitbit Flex. However yesterday the website switched from saying coming Spring 2013 to coming Autumn 2013. I can't wait that long! So after much research I'm going to get the Fitbit One. I prefer the wrist band design of the Jawbone Up but the Fitbit merges better with MyFitnessPal and gets overall good reviews. I am not a naturally active person but I need to change that in maintenance so this will be a tool to help encourage me. I started arm weight workouts too to help tone some of the loose skin.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Happy Saturday! I am in a great mood today. I lay awake half the night for some unknown reason but when I did I decided I would WI at home in the morning and switch my official weight to my home scale instead of the late day WI with my coach. So the good news today . . .

I was 165lbs, 4lbs below goal and 4.6lbs below the last time I did a home WI in the morning 2 weeks ago. Definitely a whoosh that has put me below goal. I also suspect my evening WI would put me there because I rarely gain more than 4lbs over a day. This is a great way to start the weekend.

My goal reward was to be a Fitbit Flex. However yesterday the website switched from saying coming Spring 2013 to coming Autumn 2013. I can't wait that long! So after much research I'm going to get the Fitbit One. I prefer the wrist band design of the Jawbone Up but the Fitbit merges better with MyFitnessPal and gets overall good reviews. I am not a naturally active person but I need to change that in maintenance so this will be a tool to help encourage me. I started arm weight workouts too to help tone some of the loose skin.

:bravo::broc::balloons:

SOOOO excited for you, congratulations!!!!!!!!!

mompattie
03-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Thank you...day 2 and still very excited to be an IP loser

WELCOME LOSER!!!! :D

Can I just say I HATE coffee. Never drank it. Used to get a cup now and then when I was in the Army to keep my hands warm in the field but never imbibed.

This morning I brewed a very strong cup of Starbucks in our K-cup machine and mixed it with the chocolate drink mix. I still hate it but I've been having severe problems with the Big C. I've been drinking Smoothe Move daily. I've taken NoviLax and several other things and nothing is working. I'm talking once a week if I'm lucky.

Desperate times call for desperate measures so it's on to the coffee. I still HATE it.

Rhubarb works for me for big C issues!!! I make it in the microwave - 2 cups frozen chopped with a spoonful of WF strawberry jam for sweetness. YUM!!! And keeps the bowels moving!!

Happy Saturday! I am in a great mood today. I lay awake half the night for some unknown reason but when I did I decided I would WI at home in the morning and switch my official weight to my home scale instead of the late day WI with my coach. So the good news today . . .

I was 165lbs, 4lbs below goal and 4.6lbs below the last time I did a home WI in the morning 2 weeks ago. Definitely a whoosh that has put me below goal. I also suspect my evening WI would put me there because I rarely gain more than 4lbs over a day. This is a great way to start the weekend.

My goal reward was to be a Fitbit Flex. However yesterday the website switched from saying coming Spring 2013 to coming Autumn 2013. I can't wait that long! So after much research I'm going to get the Fitbit One. I prefer the wrist band design of the Jawbone Up but the Fitbit merges better with MyFitnessPal and gets overall good reviews. I am not a naturally active person but I need to change that in maintenance so this will be a tool to help encourage me. I started arm weight workouts too to help tone some of the loose skin.

CONGRATULATIONS LADY!!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITING YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot::D :hug:

Halfagain
03-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Monica- I'm so glad your DH is fine. That is terrific after such an accident. I'll be sending positive vibes for a good outcome on the insurance and solution to the commute situation.

Sahmommy - I'm glad you have a Mr Fixit in your home. I have one of those fella's too. Dang washer & dryer planned obsolescence is obscene at 2 years. I guess they make microwaves and TV's like that too. I don't feel so out of style having the hand me down dryer that we've had for about 6 years now (after my aunt got rid of it because she upgraded to a newer one). My Mr. Fixit has replaced a few things on it over the years, but it keeps on keeping on. Hope I didn't just jinx it :) I have a "new" hand me down range/stove in the garage from my brother that we need to install. The range/stove/microwave center we have now came with the house purchase so it's over 22 years old now. The microwave part broke beyond repair, but the rest is hanging in there - but not for much longer I figure.

DoingitDeb - Welcome! great to have you with us.

Okay all - I'm perplexed. I was off to the GA, from WA state all last week. Flew out Sunday, came home last night (Friday). I stuck to plan unbelievably well considering the opportunities that were all around to be had. I had some low water days due to 5 hour flights and not wanting to need to use the bathroom on board. This is the first week I have not weighed daily - but I was/am so proud of staying on plan. I weighed this morning and I am up 3.4 lbs. I'm not freaking out, because it can not be fat gained. I walked far more over the week than I have in ages, and I walked 3 flights of stairs a few times a day as my GA team is on the 3rd floor and the meeting room was on the bottom floor. I had one extra packet a couple afternoons when I knew I had done more stairs than usual (well I do none at home, but more in general than other days last week). I also have the big C going on, probably from the low water days, the stress of trip schedule, time change, and who knows what else. Anyway I am a bit disappointed to have my first gain in 35 weeks, and a big one at that. Anyway that all said, I know I made great choices. I don't regret them at all. I just hate to see the numbers jump the other direction. I hope/would not be surprised if I loose 4 lbs by next Friday as this trip stress, jet lag, big C issues, and etc get settled out, but we'll see. I'm just venting a bit over the dang scale reading for the week.

The positive side to all this thinking about the word "diet"... during the week and having the carbohydrate opportunities offered for breakfast, lunch, and going out to eat some nights.... it didn't feel like a diet anymore to me. It felt like me being in control of what I wanted to eat. That was a big positive take away for me this week.

Wild wire
03-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Everyone sounds like they are on track for the weekend! I found a protein powder that I haven't seen mentioned yet! It is called Pierce LeanWhey. I bought the French vanilla cream flavour. Per scoop/serving it is 120 calories, 1.5 g fat, 2 g carbs & 25 G protein. It is sucralose free. There is some stevia in the ingredient list. The citrus flavour is comparable but the chocolate & plain is higher.

So did I pick a good one? It tastes good! For those in Saskatchewan, Old Fashioned foods carries it.

Have a great day!

JenRem
03-02-2013, 12:37 PM
Can I just say I HATE coffee. Never drank it. Used to get a cup now and then when I was in the Army to keep my hands warm in the field but never imbibed.

Me too! I've never had coffee because I'm never liked the smell of it. Yes, I'm probably the only person in America who does NOT like the smell in Starbucks. I can say that there are some mornings I wish I drank it though, lol.

So the good news today . . .

I was 165lbs, 4lbs below goal and 4.6lbs below the last time I did a home WI in the morning 2 weeks ago. Definitely a whoosh that has put me below goal. I also suspect my evening WI would put me there because I rarely gain more than 4lbs over a day. This is a great way to start the weekend

Congrats - so proud of you! Keep it up and good luck with adapting a workout routine! You can do it :carrot:

The positive side to all this thinking about the word "diet"... during the week and having the carbohydrate opportunities offered for breakfast, lunch, and going out to eat some nights.... it didn't feel like a diet anymore to me. It felt like me being in control of what I wanted to eat. That was a big positive take away for me this week.

Great NSV! And I know it sucks when the scale does not BEHAVE like it should. Just roll with it and soon it will play fair again. :hug:

I found a protein powder that I haven't seen mentioned yet! It is called Pierce LeanWhey. I bought the French vanilla cream flavour. Per scoop/serving it is 120 calories, 1.5 g fat, 2 g carbs & 25 G protein. It is sucralose free. There is some stevia in the ingredient list. The citrus flavour is comparable but the chocolate & plain is higher.
So did I pick a good one? !

At quick glance, the numbers look good to me!


*Have a great IP weekend. I'm so close to Onderland, I can taste it lol! Jen

mompattie
03-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Everyone sounds like they are on track for the weekend! I found a protein powder that I haven't seen mentioned yet! It is called Pierce LeanWhey. I bought the French vanilla cream flavour. Per scoop/serving it is 120 calories, 1.5 g fat, 2 g carbs & 25 G protein. It is sucralose free. There is some stevia in the ingredient list. The citrus flavour is comparable but the chocolate & plain is higher.

So did I pick a good one? It tastes good! For those in Saskatchewan, Old Fashioned foods carries it.

Have a great day!

Sounds good, thanks for sharing!!!!

MonicaKolesnik
03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Thankyou to all of you for your kind messages and your support. The whole thing was scary and stressful and continues to be as they are forecasting nothing but freezing rain and more snow this weekend. Wish I could just keep him home but of coarse we both need to work. Now I am just trying to figure out how to arrange it so I can have everything done on the weekends while he has my car Mon-Fri 7am-7pm it is a lot harder to arrange in the winter...sigh

ragdoll74
03-02-2013, 03:40 PM
M35A2- Are you steeping the Smoothe Move for 15 minutes before drinking it? I've noticed that it takes effect quicker for me if I take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Also it isn't something that you should be taking on a daily basis.

kitkat way to go on that 4 lbs!

halfagain- Your lean mass probably went up and fat % down. I notice that my weight goes up when I have several days of higher activity than normal, but the fat % drops.


Passed my certification exam this morning. One down, four more courses/exams to go! I'm really hoping to get the certification by year end.

The rest of today will be laundry, cleaning and packing. Off to Beverly Hills tomorrow morning for a work conference. My BFF since kindergarden lives in Burbank, so I'm flying out super early so I can spend tomorrow with her. Whenever we are together I feel like I am in high school all over again. I'm really looking forward to it.

MonicaKolesnik
03-02-2013, 03:51 PM
I just bought some flavoured drops so I'm looking forward to "cooking" some different muffins etc. this weekend. I've been good to my word about not having as many restricted bars as I ran out and never replaced them. I still have a stash of "simply bars" but they're not as tempting for me. They don't have the "power" of choc/caramel LOL

Have a great weekend all! Lookin' forward to catching up on all the news/info/ideas
Please let us know how your cooking experiences with the drops go, may have to add some to my shopping. You are stronger then me, I am not sure I could give up my bars :dizzy:

Thank you...day 2 and still very excited to be an IP loser
:welcome2: Happy you are here to share your experiences and successes as well as failures, and to be here for support as well as to give it.


I was 165lbs, 4lbs below goal and 4.6lbs below the last time I did a home WI in the morning 2 weeks ago. Definitely a whoosh that has put me below goal. I also suspect my evening WI would put me there because I rarely gain more than 4lbs over a day. This is a great way to start the weekend.

My goal reward was to be a Fitbit Flex. However yesterday the website switched from saying coming Spring 2013 to coming Autumn 2013. I can't wait that long! So after much research I'm going to get the Fitbit One. I prefer the wrist band design of the Jawbone Up but the Fitbit merges better with MyFitnessPal and gets overall good reviews. I am not a naturally active person but I need to change that in maintenance so this will be a tool to help encourage me. I started arm weight workouts too to help tone some of the loose skin.

Congratulations on being under goal!!!!! :bravo: I have never actually heard of a fitfib? Took a quick look and am hoping you will share your experience with using it and if it helps. I would love anything that will help me when I get to maintenance.


The positive side to all this thinking about the word "diet"... during the week and having the carbohydrate opportunities offered for breakfast, lunch, and going out to eat some nights.... it didn't feel like a diet anymore to me. It felt like me being in control of what I wanted to eat. That was a big positive take away for me this week.
I have been looking at thing this way as well lately, and your absolutely right that it is much more us controlling what we eat. That is what is going to help us continue to change our lives in maintenance, making the right choices everyday for US. :hug:

Everyone sounds like they are on track for the weekend! I found a protein powder that I haven't seen mentioned yet! It is called Pierce LeanWhey. I bought the French vanilla cream flavour. Per scoop/serving it is 120 calories, 1.5 g fat, 2 g carbs & 25 G protein. It is sucralose free. There is some stevia in the ingredient list. The citrus flavour is comparable but the chocolate & plain is higher.

So did I pick a good one? It tastes good! For those in Saskatchewan, Old Fashioned foods carries it.
Have a great day!
I am definitely going to have to look for this powder thank you! :hug:

lisa32989
03-02-2013, 04:49 PM
Monica: Bummer about the car/lack of simplicity but SO VERY GLAD DH is safe! Things can be replaced, even if it is a pain for a while

Halfagain: You have been rocking this program. I remember when I went to FL, people warned me that flying can do that to a body (increase inflammation/water weight). I'm expecting one of your giant whooshes next week!

I'm getting where most of the time it doesn't feel like a diet but it is still what I "say". I need to change that too...just say: I've changed the way I eat.

KitKat: Congrats on goal!
That's why I hang out here. 100%ers get to goal!

So, I've been OP since Aug (well, actually July 30 was first week of Aug). My TOM has been pretty goofed up ever since.
This week I've been up and down the same 3 lbs (sound familiar Halfagain?)
Well, come to find out, TOM was actually due and came on schedule...FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE AUG! Not that its been MIA since Aug but certainly messed up. I'll actually plan for April & see what happens...
At least now I know what the 3 lb up/down was about. I've had smaller fluctuations but that one was weird.

MonicaKolesnik
03-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Monica: Bummer about the car/lack of simplicity but SO VERY GLAD DH is safe! Things can be replaced, even if it is a pain for a while

Halfagain: You have been rocking this program. I remember when I went to FL, people warned me that flying can do that to a body (increase inflammation/water weight). I'm expecting one of your giant whooshes next week!

I'm getting where most of the time it doesn't feel like a diet but it is still what I "say". I need to change that too...just say: I've changed the way I eat.

KitKat: Congrats on goal!
That's why I hang out here. 100%ers get to goal!

So, I've been OP since Aug (well, actually July 30 was first week of Aug). My TOM has been pretty goofed up ever since.
This week I've been up and down the same 3 lbs (sound familiar Halfagain?)
Well, come to find out, TOM was actually due and came on schedule...FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE AUG! Not that its been MIA since Aug but certainly messed up. I'll actually plan for April & see what happens...
At least now I know what the 3 lb up/down was about. I've had smaller fluctuations but that one was weird.

Exactly, I am so grateful that he was fine, I have seen what happens with to many accidents and he was so luck and we were so fortunate. I am trying not to worry myself to much as is my nature, I find it hard when there are situations in my life I can not control. Type A I think so!! :eek:
I am happy for you and your TOM regulating. until I got my mirena mine was all over the place, lucky the IUD made mine lighter and back on schedule.

Cheekyskeeter
03-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Congrats for being under goal kitkat!! :carrot:

Monica I hope you can get your car situation sorted out soon. Thankfully your hubby wasn't injured!

Halfagain I bet you will have a whoosh is week.



So I have a quick question....I've been suffering all week with terrible back pain (old horse riding injury). I've been going to Chiro twice a week for the last two weeks but its incredibly bad this weekend. Can I take Robaxacet while OP? I need to get some sleep finally as I can only lie down for a few hours and then I get up to have a hot bath but I can't keep doing that at 4am.....any suggestions?

lisa32989
03-02-2013, 05:21 PM
I have a quick question....I've been suffering all week with terrible back pain (old horse riding injury). I've been going to Chiro twice a week for the last two weeks but its incredibly bad this weekend. Can I take Robaxacet while OP? I need to get some sleep finally as I can only lie down for a few hours and then I get up to have a hot bath but I can't keep doing that at 4am.....any suggestions?

Oh girl: I feel ya on the back pain. I'd take anything I had until it settled back down. Unfortunately, all I have right now is Aleve. I do know ice helps me a LOT more than heat, altho heat FEELS better. Ice reduces inflammation. Heat can increase it. When I go to the chiro or PT, they can FEEL the heat coming off my back. Inflammation.
I've used ice almost exclusively since I learned about cold thermogenesis.

I don't have anything as cool as a horse riding injury to blame, just obesity and poor mechanics but the x-rays show a sad story. I have to do daily exercise to keep moving.

Wishing you quick healing!

M35A2
03-02-2013, 05:22 PM
M35A2- Are you steeping the Smoothe Move for 15 minutes before drinking it? I've noticed that it takes effect quicker for me if I take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Also it isn't something that you should be taking on a daily basis.


Yep full 15 minutes (sometimes a tad longer if I forget about it). The only reason I've been taking it daily is to try and make it work. Picked up some rhubarb this afternoon so I'm going to try that. Also got a liver detox (don't really want to pay for IPs) as my eyes are turning a tad yellow. I'm going to go one way or another this weekend. If it means more mag cit then I'll just have to bite the bullet and do that.

KitKat169
03-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Okay all - I'm perplexed. I was off to the GA, from WA state all last week. Flew out Sunday, came home last night (Friday). I stuck to plan unbelievably well considering the opportunities that were all around to be had. I had some low water days due to 5 hour flights and not wanting to need to use the bathroom on board. This is the first week I have not weighed daily - but I was/am so proud of staying on plan. I weighed this morning and I am up 3.4 lbs. I'm not freaking out, because it can not be fat gained. I walked far more over the week than I have in ages, and I walked 3 flights of stairs a few times a day as my GA team is on the 3rd floor and the meeting room was on the bottom floor. I had one extra packet a couple afternoons when I knew I had done more stairs than usual (well I do none at home, but more in general than other days last week). I also have the big C going on, probably from the low water days, the stress of trip schedule, time change, and who knows what else. Anyway I am a bit disappointed to have my first gain in 35 weeks, and a big one at that. Anyway that all said, I know I made great choices. I don't regret them at all. I just hate to see the numbers jump the other direction. I hope/would not be surprised if I loose 4 lbs by next Friday as this trip stress, jet lag, big C issues, and etc get settled out, but we'll see. I'm just venting a bit over the dang scale reading for the week.

The positive side to all this thinking about the word "diet"... during the week and having the carbohydrate opportunities offered for breakfast, lunch, and going out to eat some nights.... it didn't feel like a diet anymore to me. It felt like me being in control of what I wanted to eat. That was a big positive take away for me this week.

Flying always make me retain water. I drink a ton of water while travelling then for the next couple of days and finally it flushes out. You'll have a whoosh soon enough.

Love your thoughts about not 'dieting' anymore. I told someone today I don't see as much of a problem with maintenance as I once did because I absolutely LOVE vegetables. These are the kinds of habits to keep at.

Everyone sounds like they are on track for the weekend! I found a protein powder that I haven't seen mentioned yet! It is called Pierce LeanWhey. I bought the French vanilla cream flavour. Per scoop/serving it is 120 calories, 1.5 g fat, 2 g carbs & 25 G protein. It is sucralose free. There is some stevia in the ingredient list. The citrus flavour is comparable but the chocolate & plain is higher.

So did I pick a good one? It tastes good! For those in Saskatchewan, Old Fashioned foods carries it.

Have a great day!

That one looks good to me. I found something similar at my Chiropractor in Winnipeg. It is Perfect Protein and they are a Maximized Living Centre so may be available in a lot of other places. I like that it is sweetened only with Stevia.

Passed my certification exam this morning. One down, four more courses/exams to go! I'm really hoping to get the certification by year end.

The rest of today will be laundry, cleaning and packing. Off to Beverly Hills tomorrow morning for a work conference. My BFF since kindergarden lives in Burbank, so I'm flying out super early so I can spend tomorrow with her. Whenever we are together I feel like I am in high school all over again. I'm really looking forward to it.

Congrats on passing the exam. Sounds like you are off for a fun trip. I'm hoping to do something similar soon to visit an old friend that I haven't seen in years.

So I have a quick question....I've been suffering all week with terrible back pain (old horse riding injury). I've been going to Chiro twice a week for the last two weeks but its incredibly bad this weekend. Can I take Robaxacet while OP? I need to get some sleep finally as I can only lie down for a few hours and then I get up to have a hot bath but I can't keep doing that at 4am.....any suggestions?

I don't take Roxaxacet but a prescription anti-inflammatory and if I'm going through a bad spell it actually helps my weight stay stable. Pain adds stress and equals cortisol release and weight gain. I have just finished going through a bad time myself. I hold my stress in my back. Now it is finally easing off and funny, it's right when I had a whoosh, coincidence?

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am still in disbelief that it is for me after all this time. Had a great day getting a massage, pedicure and gel nail fill. The last appointment ran late so I didn't get to the grocery store but I have enough veg to last til lunch tomorrow.

scorbett1103
03-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Yep full 15 minutes (sometimes a tad longer if I forget about it). The only reason I've been taking it daily is to try and make it work. Picked up some rhubarb this afternoon so I'm going to try that. Also got a liver detox (don't really want to pay for IPs) as my eyes are turning a tad yellow. I'm going to go one way or another this weekend. If it means more mag cit then I'll just have to bite the bullet and do that.

If your eyes are turning yellow, I would STRONGLY suggest contacting your doctor and getting a blood workup. IP causes strain on the liver/kidneys just by its nature (and it's not something a liver detox pill can do much for) - if your eyes are yellow your liver may not be handling the diet well - but that is something a MD needs to diagnose.

ragdoll74
03-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Thanks kitkat! I am so relieved that it's over, and now I can enjoy the rest of the weekend. Also, I don't have to study anymore until the next class starts at the end of the month.

Sounds like you had a nice day!

lisa32989
03-02-2013, 08:34 PM
Thanks kitkat! I am so relieved that it's over, and now I can enjoy the rest of the weekend. Also, I don't have to study anymore until the next class starts at the end of the month.

Sounds like you had a nice day!
Yay for passing and a break from studying!
I finished a degree a couple years ago and all of that is very fresh in my mind.

sahmmommy2
03-02-2013, 08:43 PM
A salute to my hair! Decided to change things up since it's leaving me:)

mompattie
03-02-2013, 09:12 PM
If your eyes are turning yellow, I would STRONGLY suggest contacting your doctor and getting a blood workup. IP causes strain on the liver/kidneys just by its nature (and it's not something a liver detox pill can do much for) - if your eyes are yellow your liver may not be handling the diet well - but that is something a MD needs to diagnose.

I agree 100000% with scorbett. See a doctor. Yellow eyes is NOT NORMAL. Take it from us nurses dude. Get it checked out.

A salute to my hair! Decided to change things up since it's leaving me:)

LOVE LOVE LOVE your sassy new hair cut!!! Super cute and very nice!

sahmmommy2
03-02-2013, 09:14 PM
m35a2 - make sure you are getting all your oil too! It helps keep things moving. Also take a look at the types of veggies you're eating, maybe try to eat ones with more fiber (like asparagus).

KitKat - CONGRATULATIONS on reaching goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Halfagain - I hear you on the traveling in the airplane! It did feel wonderful to come back OP. No, some days weren't perfect for me in terms of water consumption and veggies. You don't realize how hard it is for some of the rural areas of this country to get good fresh produce. These same rural areas tend to have small family owned restaurants and there isn't a huge selection of IP friendly food. I ate plain salads and did the best I could. Thankfully, most of my time was spent at the Grandparents and I could cook my own meals.

DoingitDeb - Welcome and YOU CAN DO IT!

Ragdoll - Enjoy the weekend, you deserve it!

Just wanted to thank everyone again for helping me get my head back in the game! Things have just been really crazy and I started to lose sight of what I was doing FOR ME!!!! I can't forget about ME, it is so easy to do still.

As for the washer woes, we ordered a new top load set today (Tuesday is delivery day and can't come fast enough). My broken set we bought from Costco and surprisingly, they took them back and gave us a full refund! I LOVE Costco! Wish we could have bought our new set there too, but they only offer the brands that have the same design flaw. Lesson learned - ALWAYS buy the extended warranty. The new front loaders are designed to catch your eye, not necessarily to function for 10 years! And yes, the hubby could have patched up our broken set with new bearings, but we'd just have to replace them again, assuming that the corroded bearings didn't cause any peripheral damage. Again, I LOVE Costco. We really dodged the bullet this time. I'm still mad that all these front loaders are having bearing failures within a couple years of purchase. What is wrong with these companies today???

Halfagain
03-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Thanks all for the insight to travel gain from flying, and the support here. I'm just keeping on plan and we'll see how it pans out. In the grand scope of this journey this is just a small thing to deal with. Maybe it's all that extra training filling up my memory banks that's added the weight :)
CQTM (chuckling quietly to myself)

Cheekyskeeter
03-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Oh girl: I feel ya on the back pain. I'd take anything I had until it settled back down. Unfortunately, all I have right now is Aleve. I do know ice helps me a LOT more than heat, altho heat FEELS better. Ice reduces inflammation. Heat can increase it. When I go to the chiro or PT, they can FEEL the heat coming off my back. Inflammation.
I've used ice almost exclusively since I learned about cold thermogenesis.

I don't have anything as cool as a horse riding injury to blame, just obesity and poor mechanics but the x-rays show a sad story. I have to do daily exercise to keep moving.

Wishing you quick healing!

Tried the ice last night after a hot Epsom salt bath, took Robaxacet and slept from 9pm until 5:30am. Back still not great but I will ice it again when I get back from the barn (just an easygoing ride today). It is definitely looser feeling then yesterday! Thanks! I've always used heat.....and it rarely works but it does feel good.

KitKat169
03-03-2013, 08:58 AM
A salute to my hair! Decided to change things up since it's leaving me:)

Love the new style!

lisa32989
03-03-2013, 09:14 AM
sahmmommy2: very cute new haircut.

Thanks all for the insight to travel gain from flying, and the support here. I'm just keeping on plan and we'll see how it pans out. In the grand scope of this journey this is just a small thing to deal with. Maybe it's all that extra training filling up my memory banks that's added the weight :)
THAT was some heavy training!
I'll remind my supervisor I'm not up for any new training anytime soon :dizzy:

bubbleblower
03-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Just a brief fly-by to say hi!

sahmmommy2 LOVE the new hair style!! It looks wonderful on you!!

KitKat Big congrats on getting to goal!

Cheekyskeeter
03-03-2013, 09:55 AM
Sahmmommy2 I too love your new hair cut! It's very cute.

KitKat169
03-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Page 2! Went out to do a shopping trip and my fridge went from empty to overflowing with veg. Going to be a yummy week.

I decided to tackle more extreme cleaning in my basement today. So far 1 garbage bag, 1 bag of craft stuff for my friend's daughter and 2 boxes of donations for the thrift store. Taking a quick break with some stewed rhubarb but my tummy is really growling so I may need my restricted snack. If I do too many more stairs today then I may need a four packet too. I did my arm weight workout before I realized how much I would be cleaning.

MSEMDEE
03-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Tried the ice last night after a hot Epsom salt bath, took Robaxacet and slept from 9pm until 5:30am. Back still not great but I will ice it again when I get back from the barn (just an easygoing ride today). It is definitely looser feeling then yesterday! Thanks! I've always used heat.....and it rarely works but it does feel good.

Hi!
Just wanted to add a quick note to the horse back riding back injury.
I have a back injury from a horse riding incident as well. I have found that this works for me. I lie on the floor with my butt against the wall and my legs up the wall pointed to the ceiling. I take a small towel and roll it up and put it under the small of my back. I usually do this for anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Sometimes I listen to soothing music on my headset or read. For me it helps to take the strain off my back and also quickly lets me know when my hips are out of whack (time to see the Chiro).
Just something you may want to try.

sahmmommy2
03-04-2013, 08:33 AM
Thanks for all the comments on the hair everyone! I decided to make it easier on myself since it was starting to fall out.

REPOST FROM DAILY:

WOOHOO! My scale is FINALLY moving again. Down 2 pounds! I've been stuck on the same weight/measurements for the last 3 weeks! It's going to be a good week!

One more day until washer/dryer delivery, I can't wait!

mquinn106
03-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Kitkat Congrats!! And what a great reward! I have an UP band and I love being able to track everything, way to keep yourself accountable :)

Sahmmommy2 LOVE the new cut! Looks very full and sassy!

Cheeky I have found that swimming (although not easily accessible in the winter!) usually helps with any back pain, too many skiing accidents that I'd like to admit to :D Also, my chiro told me ginger root helps, never tried it though, hope you're feeling better soon!

I had my first weekend away on IP. It was great! I went to my in-laws and the rest of the family visited also. I was expecting the usual ordering in pizza so I was well prepared with some of my own chili and salad. Very successful 100% OP weekend!! The compliments were a nice bonus too :carrot:

Cheekyskeeter
03-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Saskbushbunny I will try that for sure! I will try anything at this point. I'm fine (or close to fine) while I'm up but I can't keep getting up at 4am. I see my chiro again tomorrow and may have accupuncture done at the same time.

Mquinn106 I'd love to go swimming and actually did find it helped a lot but sadly my pool is under about a foot of snow right now. Do you think a jacuzzi/hot tub would help? I've been pushing my DH that we really NEED one lol....

woohooo about your scale moving Sahmmommy2!!!

mquinn106
03-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Do you think a jacuzzi/hot tub would help? I've been pushing my DH that we really NEED one lol....

Well then you absolutely need one! I mean it's for your well-being and all ;)

Cheekyskeeter
03-04-2013, 12:09 PM
I'm going to tell him that it's official then we 'need' one....now.

scorbett1103
03-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

mquinn106
03-04-2013, 01:15 PM
Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

Yay!! Congrats!!! Hope to still see you around here for support, you are invaluable!

JenRem
03-04-2013, 01:21 PM
Hope everyone had a good weekend. My DH and I spent ALL day Saturday working in the yard; got a lot done but still a lot to do! Sunday I hosted my great niece's 2nd Birthday party with about 40 people, phew!

This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!

KitKat169
03-04-2013, 01:30 PM
I had my first weekend away on IP. It was great! I went to my in-laws and the rest of the family visited also. I was expecting the usual ordering in pizza so I was well prepared with some of my own chili and salad. Very successful 100% OP weekend!! The compliments were a nice bonus too :carrot:

Good job at being prepared!

Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

So excited for you!

I had a friend at work pop by to say congrats because she saw me post to Facebook that I reached goal. She asked if I did anything exciting on the weekend to celebrate like eating a big piece of cake. What?!?! I said I didn't work this hard for over a year to blow it now by eating cake. I'll phase off properly and when the time comes I'll eat yogurt, blueberries and sweet potatoes but following the proper guidelines. This person is overweight too and has been on a diet for as long as I have been. I think she is on the fourth one trying to find one that works. She goes really strict for weeks then has a night of drinking or cake tasting for her upcoming wedding and totally derails herself every time. I've tried to point out the pattern but she isn't ready to commit. Oh well, that's why I love hanging here with the 100% crowd. Yes we struggle but we also get to goal!

KitKat169
03-04-2013, 01:33 PM
Hope everyone had a good weekend. My DH and I spend ALL day Saturday working in the yard; got a lot done but still a lot to do! Sunday I hosted my great niece's 2nd Birthday party with about 40 people, phew!

This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!

Congrats on ONDERLAND!

I wish I could do some yard work but I have to wait until the 5 feet of snow (with more falling today) disappears so I can find my yard. I cleaned in my basement this weekend and got full of dust and sore muscles.

gardenhoe
03-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Hi!
Just wanted to add a quick note to the horse back riding back injury.
I have a back injury from a horse riding incident as well. I have found that this works for me. I lie on the floor with my butt against the wall and my legs up the wall pointed to the ceiling. I take a small towel and roll it up and put it under the small of my back. I usually do this for anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Sometimes I listen to soothing music on my headset or read. For me it helps to take the strain off my back and also quickly lets me know when my hips are out of whack (time to see the Chiro).
Just something you may want to try.

AHHH, yes the viparita karani asana - my favorite yoga pose!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-04-2013, 03:50 PM
This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!

YAY!!!!!

LosingLawyer
03-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Monica - sorry to hear about the accident but relieved to hear that your hubby is fine.

KitKat - congrats on the whoosh and moving to Phase 2!

Halfagain - congrats on staying OP while away for work. I'm sure the weight is just extra water weight and you've got a big whoosh coming.

Ragdoll - you're in my neck of the woods! Hope you have a great trip.

Lisa and Cheekyskeeter - wishing you both "back pain free" weeks!

Sahmmommy - cute haircut and I'm glad your washer troubles turned out okay. I love Costco.

Scorbett - congrats on maintenance!

JenRem - congrats on ONEDERLAND!

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Well, I've now officially done my modified IP experience for 4 weeks and the weight loss was 12.4 pounds or 3.1 per week, which is exactly the same as my average prior to this when I was doing 4 packets a day. That's enough reason for me to continue. I've actually dropped the packets to one (or sometimes zero) per day. I probably wouldn't do any packets at all, except I have a ton of packets to get through. The past two weeks my calories have varied between 1300 - 1450 per day. I've also added in some dairy - about an ounce or so a day and I've limited it to full fat organic dairy (no hormones, etc.). I was eating a lot of grass fed meat before, and I'm trying to switch to exclusively grass fed meat. I'm still feeling great, sleeping better than I ever have, and my skin is looking much better too (I would have the occasional breakout before). It's more work and more planning each day, but I realize that the way I'm eating now is most likely going to be the way I eat for the rest of my life (although when I get to maintenance, I will add back some fruit and maybe some sweet potatoes), so I'm just embracing it.

Two things I wanted to mention. (1) Gelatin - after reading a lot about the benefits of gelatin I have started supplementing with Great Lakes Kosher Gelatin - a tablespoon in the morning and a tablespoon at night. I put it in my tea. If I were more ambitious, I would start making bone broths and drinking that for the gelatin, but I'm just not there yet. I'll let you know if I see any positive effects from the Gelatin. (2) Has anyone heard of dry skin brushing? I was reading about it and I was just wondering if anyone does it and if so, what benefits you see from it.

Hope everyone has a great 100% day!

MSEMDEE
03-04-2013, 05:12 PM
AHHH, yes the viparita karani asana - my favorite yoga pose!

I did not know it was a yoga pose. I would never have been able to pronounce that anyway! lol!
But it is my favorite move.

ragdoll74
03-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

WootWoot! So cool you made it to maintenance.

I had a friend at work pop by to say congrats because she saw me post to Facebook that I reached goal. She asked if I did anything exciting on the weekend to celebrate like eating a big piece of cake. What?!?! I said I didn't work this hard for over a year to blow it now by eating cake. I'll phase off properly and when the time comes I'll eat yogurt, blueberries and sweet potatoes but following the proper guidelines. This person is overweight too and has been on a diet for as long as I have been. I think she is on the fourth one trying to find one that works. She goes really strict for weeks then has a night of drinking or cake tasting for her upcoming wedding and totally derails herself every time. I've tried to point out the pattern but she isn't ready to commit. Oh well, that's why I love hanging here with the 100% crowd. Yes we struggle but we also get to goal!

Interesting that people think you would want your "reward" to be junk food.

Ragdoll - you're in my neck of the woods! Hope you have a great trip.
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Has anyone heard of dry skin brushing? I was reading about it and I was just wondering if anyone does it and if so, what benefits you see from it.


Beautiful weather here! I'm taking a break and on a rooftop pool deck . I need to head back to the conference in a few minutes.

I dry brush 2-3 times a week. My skin is really tightening up now, but I'm not sure if it is because of the dry brushing. It doesn't hurt to try it though.

MonicaKolesnik
03-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

:bravo::woohoo::congrat::cheer: You will rock maintenance and be an inspiration there as you are with the diet itself!!!!!!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. My DH and I spend ALL day Saturday working in the yard; got a lot done but still a lot to do! Sunday I hosted my great niece's 2nd Birthday party with about 40 people, phew!

This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!:bravo::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3::cheer2:: bravo:
CONGRATS

Monica - sorry to hear about the accident but relieved to hear that your hubby is fine.

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Well, I've now officially done my modified IP experience for 4 weeks and the weight loss was 12.4 pounds or 3.1 per week, which is exactly the same as my average prior to this when I was doing 4 packets a day. That's enough reason for me to continue. I've actually dropped the packets to one (or sometimes zero) per day. I probably wouldn't do any packets at all, except I have a ton of packets to get through. The past two weeks my calories have varied between 1300 - 1450 per day. I've also added in some dairy - about an ounce or so a day and I've limited it to full fat organic dairy (no hormones, etc.). I was eating a lot of grass fed meat before, and I'm trying to switch to exclusively grass fed meat. I'm still feeling great, sleeping better than I ever have, and my skin is looking much better too (I would have the occasional breakout before). It's more work and more planning each day, but I realize that the way I'm eating now is most likely going to be the way I eat for the rest of my life (although when I get to maintenance, I will add back some fruit and maybe some sweet potatoes), so I'm just embracing it.

Two things I wanted to mention. (1) Gelatin - after reading a lot about the benefits of gelatin I have started supplementing with Great Lakes Kosher Gelatin - a tablespoon in the morning and a tablespoon at night. I put it in my tea. If I were more ambitious, I would start making bone broths and drinking that for the gelatin, but I'm just not there yet. I'll let you know if I see any positive effects from the Gelatin. (2) Has anyone heard of dry skin brushing? I was reading about it and I was just wondering if anyone does it and if so, what benefits you see from it.

Hope everyone has a great 100% day!
:hug:
I am so glad you have found a plan that works for you, and the great part is it will be easier for you to adapt and change your eating tailoring it to what you need to maintain when it come to the time. Way to make your weightloss plan your own!!!
Congrats for being under goal kitkat!! :carrot:

Monica I hope you can get your car situation sorted out soon. Thankfully your hubby wasn't injured!

Halfagain I bet you will have a whoosh is week.

So I have a quick question....I've been suffering all week with terrible back pain (old horse riding injury). I've been going to Chiro twice a week for the last two weeks but its incredibly bad this weekend. Can I take Robaxacet while OP? I need to get some sleep finally as I can only lie down for a few hours and then I get up to have a hot bath but I can't keep doing that at 4am.....any suggestions?
I am so sorry about your back..Hope it gets better and soon. I must say I love your new avatar picture, you look just Beautiful.


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I just got my new order from Nashua and in it I ordered some syntax nectar vanilla torte, and if you like vanilla (as I do) it is VERY VERY GOOD. Are any of the rest of you looking like you own your own franchise when it comes to how much food you have stock piled at home? I always worry that if I don't have some extra and something goes wrong with ordering or delivery then I could be up you-know-what-creek without a paddle, but it is beginning to look like I am a doomsday prepper with the amt of food and RTD's I have. :dizzy:

lisa32989
03-04-2013, 05:53 PM
So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)

sahmmommy2
03-04-2013, 05:57 PM
Scorbett - YOU.ARE.AWESOME.

Monica - I hoard IP food...there I said it;) But hey, I'm always prepared:D

Lisa - Wonderful NSV!

MonicaKolesnik
03-04-2013, 06:09 PM
So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)
That is a great milestone!!! Good for you!

Scorbett - YOU.ARE.AWESOME.

Monica - I hoard IP food...there I said it;) But hey, I'm always prepared:D

Lisa - Wonderful NSV!

So I am not the only one...good :D

scorbett1103
03-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Thanks!! :) I was thinking about it, this is the first diet I have SUCCESSFULLY completed. Kinda blows my mind. And there's no way I would have made it to the end without the support and advice here!!! :hug::hug:

A little NSV from today too - I was getting something out of the car this afternoon and the mailman was walking up to my house. We said hi, then he says "Hey - have you lost some weight???" You know it's real when the MAILMAN notices the weight loss :)

IdealProteinNewbie
03-04-2013, 07:24 PM
So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)

Awesome!

Thanks!! :) I was thinking about it, this is the first diet I have SUCCESSFULLY completed. Kinda blows my mind. And there's no way I would have made it to the end without the support and advice here!!! :hug::hug:

A little NSV from today too - I was getting something out of the car this afternoon and the mailman was walking up to my house. We said hi, then he says "Hey - have you lost some weight???" You know it's real when the MAILMAN notices the weight loss :)

Amazing job!

:bravo::woohoo::congrat::cheer: You will rock maintenance and be an inspiration there as you are with the diet itself!!!!!!!

:bravo::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::bravo:
CONGRATS


:hug:
I am so glad you have found a plan that works for you, and the great part is it will be easier for you to adapt and change your eating tailoring it to what you need to maintain when it come to the time. Way to make your weightloss plan your own!!!

I am so sorry about your back..Hope it gets better and soon. I must say I love your new avatar picture, you look just Beautiful.


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I just got my new order from Nashua and in it I ordered some syntax nectar vanilla torte, and if you like vanilla (as I do) it is VERY VERY GOOD. Are any of the rest of you looking like you own your own franchise when it comes to how much food you have stock piled at home? I always worry that if I don't have some extra and something goes wrong with ordering or delivery then I could be up you-know-what-creek without a paddle, but it is beginning to look like I am a doomsday prepper with the amt of food and RTD's I have. :dizzy:

I'm a hoarder too :D

psjones
03-04-2013, 07:39 PM
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Are any of the rest of you looking like you own your own franchise when it comes to how much food you have stock piled at home? I always worry that if I don't have some extra and something goes wrong with ordering or delivery then I could be up you-know-what-creek without a paddle, but it is beginning to look like I am a doomsday prepper with the amt of food and RTD's I have. :dizzy:[/QUOTE]

Me, too! My 'excuse': I like to have the variety. I was thinking about ordering Quest bars today, but I told myself I didn't need more in my stash.

KitKat169
03-04-2013, 09:24 PM
Yep I'm a IP hoarder too. I'll go a week where I order less from my coach then the next week I start to panic about running out of the one thing I really wanted that day and end up stocking up everything. I figure that I can use this food even once on maintenance though so I'm not worried about it for now. However I do need to check expiry dates every now and then!

Losing Lawyer: I dry brush too, usually at the beginning of my sauna. The naturopath encouraged this to help open the pores to allow me to sweat more in the sauna and therefore do a better detox.

Lisa!!!! Woo Hoo on getting to your wedding dress milestone. You're doing so great even though you have had a few rough spots along the way. This must make you happy for sticking to it.

Scorbett - This is the first diet I've finished too! And the first time I feel prepared to move to maintenance. My mom was going through her negative phase on the weekend but I kept saying I have a plan to keep the weight off, after all phase 1 is just a meal away.

mompattie
03-04-2013, 10:17 PM
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I just got my new order from Nashua and in it I ordered some syntax nectar vanilla torte, and if you like vanilla (as I do) it is VERY VERY GOOD. Are any of the rest of you looking like you own your own franchise when it comes to how much food you have stock piled at home? I always worry that if I don't have some extra and something goes wrong with ordering or delivery then I could be up you-know-what-creek without a paddle, but it is beginning to look like I am a doomsday prepper with the amt of food and RTD's I have. :dizzy:

Is the vanilla torte nectar like the IP vanilla shakes mixes?? I love those. I make an iced Timmies coffee every morning with my vanilla IP foil packet and I'm addicted. Id be interested in trying a scoop! Wanna mail me a sample? :D. Pretty please?? I stockpile too. My bad!!!

So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)

Awesome!!! How rewarding Lisa!!! Way to go!! I got married in 1999 and I am proud to say my dress is HUGE in me. I am smaller (at 255 lbs) than I was when I got married!!! Geez.

Thanks!! :) I was thinking about it, this is the first diet I have SUCCESSFULLY completed. Kinda blows my mind. And there's no way I would have made it to the end without the support and advice here!!! :hug::hug:

A little NSV from today too - I was getting something out of the car this afternoon and the mailman was walking up to my house. We said hi, then he says "Hey - have you lost some weight???" You know it's real when the MAILMAN notices the weight loss :)


Congratulations for making GOAL!!!!!!! You. Are. Amazing. End of story.

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Well I have had a lot of emotional upheaval with my clinic this week. My coach was laid off due to major financial mismanagement of the clinic owner. I am deeply sad to lose her. She is amazing. She has inspired me at every level of this diet, physically and emotionally.

Since we're both nurses here, watching her have success with IP in the first place is what inspired me to try it. She's always there for me. Living in a small town, the owner and I have a history as well and I won't be supporting her clinic without my coach there anymore. I'm an easy to get along with person, it I just don't tolerate BS and drama. To be posting on FB about how she will now have money to buy food for her clients instead of paying coaches is brutal. She should be embarrassed as she wasn't even paying them minimum wage! And that was just the start. I'llsave the gory details.

I have increased my stockpile of IP food I can't get from Nashua etc, loaded up on double of vitamins, and I'm done there. So tonight I brought my coach on her last shift, some gerber daisies and a card. We had a cry and I left with 10 boxes of food and 6 bottles of vitamins. I will do this until I run out. I may get more food from another clinic in a nearby town, and possibly go back to alternatives or a combo of IP and alternatives.

Oh and I'm down another 2.6 lbs! :carrot:

1LittleStar
03-04-2013, 11:22 PM
Oh hello maintenance...nice to finally meet you :)

Hope everyone had a good weekend. My DH and I spent ALL day Saturday working in the yard; got a lot done but still a lot to do! Sunday I hosted my great niece's 2nd Birthday party with about 40 people, phew!

This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!

So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)

Awesome successes ladies!!


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Well I have had a lot of emotional upheaval with my clinic this week. My coach was laid off due to major financial mismanagement of the clinic owner. I am deeply sad to lose her. She is amazing. She has inspired me at every level of this diet, physically and emotionally.

Since we're both nurses here, watching her have success with IP in the first place is what inspired me to try it. She's always there for me. Living in a small town, the owner and I have a history as well and I won't be supporting her clinic without my coach there anymore. I'm an easy to get along with person, it I just don't tolerate BS and drama. To be posting on FB about how she will now have money to buy food for her clients instead of paying coaches is brutal. She should be embarrassed as she wasn't even paying them minimum wage! And that was just the start. I'llsave the gory details.

I have increased my stockpile of IP food I can't get from Nashua etc, loaded up on double of vitamins, and I'm done there. So tonight I brought my coach on her last shift, some gerber daisies and a card. We had a cry and I left with 10 boxes of food and 6 bottles of vitamins. I will do this until I run out. I may get more food from another clinic in a nearby town, and possibly go back to alternatives or a combo of IP and alternatives.

Oh and I'm down another 2.6 lbs! :carrot:

What a difficult time. I can't even imagine. Hope it all works out ok in the end.

DoingitDeb
03-04-2013, 11:31 PM
You all have incredible stories.... Day four for me and 100% OP. in ketosis and ready for bed, I was a bit run down today. I hav ethe day off tomorrow so will rest.

ragdoll74
03-05-2013, 12:59 AM
So, yesterday I was wondering just how close I was.
My wedding dress zips.
Pics forthcoming. :)
I got married on lucky 7s 07/07/07 and gained steadily ever since.
BTW: I was NOT at goal weight so my goal is for it to be too big.

This is a nice step :)
:carrot::carrot: looking forward to seeing the pics

Thanks!! :) I was thinking about it, this is the first diet I have SUCCESSFULLY completed. Kinda blows my mind. And there's no way I would have made it to the end without the support and advice here!!! :hug::hug:

A little NSV from today too - I was getting something out of the car this afternoon and the mailman was walking up to my house. We said hi, then he says "Hey - have you lost some weight???" You know it's real when the MAILMAN notices the weight loss :)
Awesome!

Well I have had a lot of emotional upheaval with my clinic this week. My coach was laid off due to major financial mismanagement of the clinic owner. I am deeply sad to lose her. She is amazing. She has inspired me at every level of this diet, physically and emotionally.

Since we're both nurses here, watching her have success with IP in the first place is what inspired me to try it. She's always there for me. Living in a small town, the owner and I have a history as well and I won't be supporting her clinic without my coach there anymore. I'm an easy to get along with person, it I just don't tolerate BS and drama. To be posting on FB about how she will now have money to buy food for her clients instead of paying coaches is brutal. She should be embarrassed as she wasn't even paying them minimum wage! And that was just the start. I'llsave the gory details.

I have increased my stockpile of IP food I can't get from Nashua etc, loaded up on double of vitamins, and I'm done there. So tonight I brought my coach on her last shift, some gerber daisies and a card. We had a cry and I left with 10 boxes of food and 6 bottles of vitamins. I will do this until I run out. I may get more food from another clinic in a nearby town, and possibly go back to alternatives or a combo of IP and alternatives.

Oh and I'm down another 2.6 lbs! :carrot:

mompattie I'm so sorry you are losing your coach.

You all have incredible stories.... Day four for me and 100% OP. in ketosis and ready for bed, I was a bit run down today. I hav ethe day off tomorrow so will rest.

Great job! Enjoy your day off tomorrow.

DoingitDeb
03-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Thanks Ragdoll...I will!

Cheekyskeeter
03-05-2013, 09:59 AM
lisa32989 I too can't wait to see pics!!

scorbett awesome NSV!! :carrot:

mompattie sorry you've lost your coach but congrats on your loss.

Oh and others were discussing the dry brushing....I've been doing it since week 1 but can't really say if it's working or not but....I just keep doing it lol.:cool:

I waited for the scale today but I'm now officially in the 150s (159.6) :carrot: I haven't been at this weight in....well forever really.

Halfagain
03-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Travel retention was whooshed away last night :carrot: Down 1.6 lbs from where I was the Friday before the trip (5 lbs combined loss from yesterday to today). Hmm took 4 days to show up...that's sort of interesting. Thanks all for the reassurance over the large gain from the training week.

dawn again
03-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Hope everyone had a good weekend. My DH and I spent ALL day Saturday working in the yard; got a lot done but still a lot to do! Sunday I hosted my great niece's 2nd Birthday party with about 40 people, phew!

This morning, I hit..........................
ONDERLAND!

Congrats!! That is my next goal :)

dawn again
03-05-2013, 11:22 AM
Thanks!! :) I was thinking about it, this is the first diet I have SUCCESSFULLY completed. Kinda blows my mind. And there's no way I would have made it to the end without the support and advice here!!! :hug::hug:

A little NSV from today too - I was getting something out of the car this afternoon and the mailman was walking up to my house. We said hi, then he says "Hey - have you lost some weight???" You know it's real when the MAILMAN notices the weight loss :)

Wow Congratulations! So happy for you ;)

mrskuby
03-05-2013, 11:55 AM
I waited for the scale today but I'm now officially in the 150s (159.6) :carrot: I haven't been at this weight in....well forever really.

Congrats!! :carrot: That is my next mini goal...to be out of the 160's. I am close...the scale this morning said 161.0 so we'll see what happens on Thurs.

BTW, your pic looks great! ;)

lisa32989
03-05-2013, 05:59 PM
I waited for the scale today but I'm now officially in the 150s (159.6) I haven't been at this weight in....well forever really.
Love that...well, forever really. That's how I'll be feeling soon. Until then, I'll enjoy vicariously. Congrats!

Travel retention was whooshed away last night Down 1.6 lbs from where I was the Friday before the trip (5 lbs combined loss from yesterday to today). Hmm took 4 days to show up...that's sort of interesting. Thanks all for the reassurance over the large gain from the training week.
Of course it was! Trust your IP sisters. You are a rock star and we knew you didn't really gain! (Although being pounds smarter is fun to consider!)

M35A2
03-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Picked up a 3.5lb back of broccoli crowns at Costco today for $3.50 and just finished making LizRR's Broccoli/Garlic Puree. Looks like soup for lunch tomorrow.

scorbett1103
03-06-2013, 09:21 AM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)

ragdoll74
03-06-2013, 09:24 AM
WOW Scorbett! You look fantastic.

Cheekyskeeter
03-06-2013, 09:31 AM
Scorbett I commented on the daily thread already but you look so great I think you need to hear it again!!! You look fabulous!!!!

DoingitDeb
03-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)

WOW YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE! Shopping in your near future? You deserve a whole new wardrobe for the new you. Nicely done!:D:D:D

DoingitDeb
03-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Day 6 already, you know I have never felt so good. I do get tired at night but I have just been going to bed early....maybe I had some sleep to catch up on!

Have a great day keep it OP!

learn2012
03-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Scorbett, You look GREAT! Congratulations on all your hardwork. You are such a role model for those of us on IP. Thank you for all you do for us & for sharing your journey so openly!

Erin

KitKat169
03-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)

Scorbett, the change in you is incredible. You are such an inspiration as to how you embraced this journey and have become a wealth of information for the rest of us.

I am taking a few minutes over lunch today to check in with you. I realized that I didn't log on at all yesterday, it was a crazy whirlwind day. I am now unexpectedly flying out Friday night for a long weekend in the Toronto area. I started a quick batch of zucchini chips on the dehrydrator last night to take. I made them into strips this time to make less work in slicing and placing on the trays and it seems to have worked well. Tonight I may do red pepper strips as I need more portable veg to take for an unpredictable situation. I'm in P2 so the packets aren't as critical but it means I'm worried about getting enough protein. I'll keep an extra strawberry banana drink in my purse just in case.

My wish for this trip is to be able to control stress levels. Last night I felt overwhelmed by it all again. In my food journal I noted "want to eat a huge piece of chocolate, used a bottle of Perrier as a substitute instead". I've been good at not having food cravings during my stress episodes but some ravenous monster took over my body and brain for a few minutes. I felt better as soon as I went to the kitchen and grabbed the Perrier. Good to be in control.

onmyway1014
03-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Scorbett-

You look absolutely fantastic. Your transformation is amazing. Of course the mailman noticed :) How could he not??

onmyway1014
03-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Looking for a little advice.

I have been on IP since 10/14/12 and have lost 75 lbs very quickly. I have been 100% all the way.

About 1 month ago I had my first gain and chalked it up to loosing 7 lbs the prior week.

The gain was gone by my official weigh in. I am a crazy daily weigher - bad I know but I usually don't let it get to me.

For the past month - I have gained at least 1/2 of the days I weigh. I have still been down at official weigh in each time but I think total loss for the month is 3 or so lbs.

This really started to get to me Wed when I realized a "possible" side effect of 2 new medications I am taking is weight gain and fluid retention. Oh and the newest interferes with absorption of my thyroid pill.

This has put me into a dark place mentally. The prescriptions are for a recently diagnosed auto immune disorder that cannot be cured but possibly controlled with these medications.

the past few days I can't stop thinking that I'd like to go off the medications, loose the rest of the weight and pick up treatment later. The other part of my brain is telling me that is insane and vain and foolish. To me being at a healthy weight is an important piece of total health.

I really don't know what to do and anytime my mind is not completely occupied these thoughts are consuming me.

I guess I need a good honest conversation with my doctor but this doctor is new for me and I'm not all that comfortable doing that.

Any thoughts or advice? I just needed to put it out there in hopes it could help get it out of my mind.

Starshine
03-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Scorbett!!! You look so fantastic!:carrot: Congratulations! And thanks so much for all your advice and support on this board!

mompattie
03-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)

WOW SCORBETT YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!! Congratulations on making goal!!!!!

scorbett1103
03-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Looking for a little advice.

I have been on IP since 10/14/12 and have lost 75 lbs very quickly. I have been 100% all the way.

About 1 month ago I had my first gain and chalked it up to loosing 7 lbs the prior week.

The gain was gone by my official weigh in. I am a crazy daily weigher - bad I know but I usually don't let it get to me.

For the past month - I have gained at least 1/2 of the days I weigh. I have still been down at official weigh in each time but I think total loss for the month is 3 or so lbs.

This really started to get to me Wed when I realized a "possible" side effect of 2 new medications I am taking is weight gain and fluid retention. Oh and the newest interferes with absorption of my thyroid pill.

This has put me into a dark place mentally. The prescriptions are for a recently diagnosed auto immune disorder that cannot be cured but possibly controlled with these medications.

the past few days I can't stop thinking that I'd like to go off the medications, loose the rest of the weight and pick up treatment later. The other part of my brain is telling me that is insane and vain and foolish. To me being at a healthy weight is an important piece of total health.

I really don't know what to do and anytime my mind is not completely occupied these thoughts are consuming me.

I guess I need a good honest conversation with my doctor but this doctor is new for me and I'm not all that comfortable doing that.

Any thoughts or advice? I just needed to put it out there in hopes it could help get it out of my mind.

Ok - here's my question...why would you interfere with your physical functionality if you are still showing a loss at your weekly weigh ins? It sounds like you NEED to stop the daily weighing - you are too emotionally attached to the number and aren't seeing the forest for the trees....we ALL fluctuate day to day in weight, but if the overall trend is downward, there is nothing going wrong and nothing that needs changing.

Also, you do NOT want to mess around with autoimmune issues. If you are prescribed medication to help control it, you MUST take it. You can do serious long term damage to your body if you don't, or risk getting VERY ill. My hypothyroidism is from Hashimoto's disease (an autoimmune response) and my mother in law was recently diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.

sonyainva
03-06-2013, 04:10 PM
Scorbett beautiful transformation!

MonicaKolesnik
03-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)

Scorbett You are one hot mama!!!! :D

lisa32989
03-06-2013, 08:14 PM
Thought I'd share this with my 100%ers - here (finally) is the officially official Before and After photo - April 2012 to March 2013! Did it 100% OP, wouldn't do it any other way :)
The pic says it all lady! Many congrats!

onmyway1014: I'm with Scorbett. The scale is driving you batty. Stay off of it and be happy with the downward trend (and it is wonderful progress, BTW!). And if the meds slow the trend a tad, you're still trending in the right direction so its all good. This isn't a race. The first one to goal doesn't win anything. They just get to learn to maintain first. I have to remind myself of that A LOT! We are each on our own journeys. Each of us will lose at our own, individual pace. I don't have your medical issues, you don't have mine. We both share part of the path and for that I'm so very grateful. My weight was higher today than it was yesterday. It doesn't trend down every day, rather it jumps around during the week. I'm actually glad I'm weighing more often now b/c if it has trended up on WI day, I know it is just part of the rollercoaster & in my head, I'm still the lower weight!
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So....today I saw another teacher at work whom I haven't seen in months (we both travel to see students). She said, "You look like a totally different person!" Talk about making my day! Still hardly a word from the folks I work closest with but I mentioned the gal's comment & a couple of people gave me some props personally. I really wasn't hunting for compliments, I was just kinda flying high from the compliment.

I told my husband about the compliment, as well. His comment? "Just wait until July when we go to Michigan for a month. You'll have lost a whole person by then. People won't know what to say"

Anyway, the compliments are few and far between so this one was especially sweet.

JenRem
03-06-2013, 10:00 PM
Scorbett - Absolutely Incredible, WTG. You are an inspiration and a gift to us here on 3FC.

OnMyWay - Hang in there. You obviously have some huge life changes you're dealing with, so give yourself as much grace as you can. I concur with Scorbett and Lisa that the ultimate goal is to get to a healthy weight. You've come this far and proven how strong you are as a person. You can do this! Getting to a healthy weight will hopefully give you a better chance to deal with this autoimmune disorder as well as feeling better about yourself. Hugs and prayers to you!

Lisa - I'm glad you got a really nice, well-deserved and long-time coming compliment. The unsolicited ones are the sweetest, aren't they? Who knows what's up with your regular daily co-workers? I guess time will tell, huh.? In the mean time, enjoy this compliment and know that you will only continue to get more and more as the weight keeps flying off!

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Now that I've hit Onderland, my next goal is to weigh less than my DH. So, here's to the next 20lbs to lose and enjoying the journey along the way!

Thanks everyone! Jen

KitKat169
03-06-2013, 10:22 PM
Onmyway1014: I am sorry to hear about your health struggles. You have done great and you know that IP works, so just trust it however slow it might seem to happen at times. Stay off the scale, stay on the meds. You will then be working on your healthy, mentally and physically.

Lisa: wonderful comments! Looking at it from your co-workers perspective maybe they just don't notice it as much. I am one of those that tend to rarely notice changes in people except extreme hair makeovers that happen overnight. I just don't pay attention someone as being overweight so it seems less significant to me to see them at a lesser size. Same concept for myself too, it took a long time to see how big I'd gotten and a long time to see me shrink. I have noticed that this perception is changing so maybe now I'll start to notice in myself as much as in others.

JenRem: sounds like you have a good motivating goal in front of you. Good luck!

KitKat169
03-06-2013, 10:24 PM
I almost forgot! WI tonight and down 3.8lbs from last week. This was the water retention that had me up last week but also validates that I really did whoosh to goal over the weekend. Plus 1 inch off my waist, coach measured three times.

scorbett1103
03-06-2013, 10:28 PM
Thank you so much everyone for the kind words :) I'm just glad I could share the journey with you all - and show you the results of all the help you've given me along the way!!!

joysh
03-06-2013, 10:43 PM
Scorbett, your pictures are wonderful!!! Congrats on New You!!

I'm 2 pounds away from my goal. Ready to switch to alternatives for the final stretch, so I've been reading the alternatives threads.

It's been quite a journey and now I'm ready for the next step!!

JenRem
03-07-2013, 12:32 AM
KitKat - Thanks for the comment :)

Joysh - so very close. How awesome you must feel. You should be very proud of yourself and excited for the next chapter. We are all here rooting for ya! WTG!!! BTW, your after pixs are amazingly terrific!

Jen

lisa32989
03-07-2013, 06:51 AM
Kitkat: woo hoo!

Starshine
03-07-2013, 07:50 AM
Joysh and Kitkat! Wow! You guys have rocked this and congratulations! :congrat:

And Lisa, great compliment! I love those ones. It just makes you feel so good. :)

lisa32989
03-07-2013, 08:18 AM
This morning on the wii fit: yesterday's slight gain gone as are the 190s. I have surpassed 70 off. Barb call in whoosh fairy reinforcements! If this keeps up, I'll get my birthday present. I'd need 4.4 in 4 days. I've seen it happen. Not on my scale. I don't need will power dust, I need magic scale dust! :genie: :wizard:

Starshine
03-07-2013, 09:07 AM
This morning on the wii fit: yesterday's slight gain gone as are the 190s. I have surpassed 70 off. Barb call in whoosh fairy reinforcements! If this keeps up, I'll get my birthday present. I'd need 4.4 in 4 days. I've seen it happen. Not on my scale. I don't need will power dust, I need magic scale dust! :genie: :wizard:

Congrats on passing 70, Lisa! Sending magic scale dust your way! :)

Cheekyskeeter
03-07-2013, 11:44 AM
That's awesome Lisa! I'm sending magic scale dust your way!!!

MonicaKolesnik
03-07-2013, 05:36 PM
I'm 2 pounds away from my goal. Ready to switch to alternatives for the final stretch, so I've been reading the alternatives threads.

It's been quite a journey and now I'm ready for the next step!!

This morning on the wii fit: yesterday's slight gain gone as are the 190s. I have surpassed 70 off. Barb call in whoosh fairy reinforcements! If this keeps up, I'll get my birthday present. I'd need 4.4 in 4 days. I've seen it happen. Not on my scale. I don't need will power dust, I need magic scale dust! :genie: :wizard:

Congratulations to the both of you. Love all the good news on this thread. :D
I just got of 2 overtime night shifts at our crazy hospital, talk about water retention and lack of sleep, I have switched from days to night so many times I am amazed I know where I am. :dizzy: No just waiting for my sleep cycle and my mind to get back to so equilibrium. All this switching makes it trick to get all my food in, tricky but not impossible thanks to help and support from you guys :D
For all those who know about my car issue, yes it was written off as a total loss. They were fair with the pay back, and now it is just getting all the details done with and then searching for a new car. It has been a tiring week already and it is not finished. Now on top of all that is going on my DH has decided to change jobs which means starting over with holidays and benefits...sigh. As my family says life has a way of getting in the way. Now to get some rest and relaxation for my 2 days off.

KitKat169
03-07-2013, 07:28 PM
I'm 2 pounds away from my goal. Ready to switch to alternatives for the final stretch, so I've been reading the alternatives threads.

It's been quite a journey and now I'm ready for the next step!!

You are so close to goal. You could switch to P2 and alternatives to finish off. Good Luck!!!

This morning on the wii fit: yesterday's slight gain gone as are the 190s. I have surpassed 70 off. Barb call in whoosh fairy reinforcements! If this keeps up, I'll get my birthday present. I'd need 4.4 in 4 days. I've seen it happen. Not on my scale. I don't need will power dust, I need magic scale dust! :genie: :wizard:

So far so good. I might have some magic scale dust still left and will send it your way via the overnight whoosh fairy.

Congratulations to the both of you. Love all the good news on this thread. :D
I just got of 2 overtime night shifts at our crazy hospital, talk about water retention and lack of sleep, I have switched from days to night so many times I am amazed I know where I am. :dizzy: No just waiting for my sleep cycle and my mind to get back to so equilibrium. All this switching makes it trick to get all my food in, tricky but not impossible thanks to help and support from you guys :D
For all those who know about my car issue, yes it was written off as a total loss. They were fair with the pay back, and now it is just getting all the details done with and then searching for a new car. It has been a tiring week already and it is not finished. Now on top of all that is going on my DH has decided to change jobs which means starting over with holidays and benefits...sigh. As my family says life has a way of getting in the way. Now to get some rest and relaxation for my 2 days off.

Oh Monica, your life exhausts me. I can't image how you deal with this so well but you seem to have it figured out. Sending some relaxation vibes your way for your days off.

I'm tired today even though I got lots of sleep last night. It is probably just the winding down at the end of a long week but I need to find energy to pump up for the days to come. Tonight I need to pack and clean up my house a little for the cat sitter coming in.

joysh
03-07-2013, 11:44 PM
Joysh - so very close. How awesome you must feel. You should be very proud of yourself and excited for the next chapter. We are all here rooting for ya! WTG!!! BTW, your after pixs are amazingly terrific!

Jen

Thanks, Jen!! It feels great to have this support!! This is such a wonderful group of people!

Joysh and Kitkat! Wow! You guys have rocked this and congratulations! :congrat:


Thanks, Starshine!

This morning on the wii fit: yesterday's slight gain gone as are the 190s. I have surpassed 70 off. :

YAY, Lisa!!! 70 off!!!!

You are so close to goal. You could switch to P2 and alternatives to finish off. Good Luck!!!

I know I could. I seem to always be traveling somewhere, though. Right now it seems easier to stay the course then change anything. Is that a strange thing to say? But it's true. Anyway, soon, soon, soon.

You are doing so great, Kitkat!! Congrats to you!!

This weekend I'm going to a retreat. This may be one of the more difficult IP challenges because I won't be able to go out and get what I need to eat. The meals are prepared for us and, of course, usually nor OP. I'm bringing some cooked chicken breasts in a cooler so I can eat them if there is no appropriately cooked meat protein. Also I'll bring some cucumbers and peppers, but I'm sure there will be salad there. It's only Fri-Sunday, so I'll be fine with my drink packets and RTDs for lunches. I'll miss my soups for a few days, but I guess by now I know how to make it work anywhere...

Have a great weekend everyone!! It's off to the country for me!!!

IP43
03-08-2013, 12:00 AM
Just checking in -- was many pages behind. BUT good news it March Break is here and I'll have time to catch up. Great success stories the last few days. If anyone wants to fill me in on what "dry brushing" is (other than what my kids do to their teeth to say "yeah, I brushed 'em"....) I'd be interested to know.
Happy Friday all and bring on that weekend (and March Break!)

MonicaKolesnik
03-08-2013, 07:47 AM
You are so close to goal. You could switch to P2 and alternatives to finish off. Good Luck!!!



So far so good. I might have some magic scale dust still left and will send it your way via the overnight whoosh fairy.



Oh Monica, your life exhausts me. I can't image how you deal with this so well but you seem to have it figured out. Sending some relaxation vibes your way for your days off.

I'm tired today even though I got lots of sleep last night. It is probably just the winding down at the end of a long week but I need to find energy to pump up for the days to come. Tonight I need to pack and clean up my house a little for the cat sitter coming in.

KitKat, it is exhausting to me too sometimes, to deal today I am driving my DH to work so I can have the car head to the city to use there hot tub and sauna and do so swimming, I love swimming but it has been years so it is about time. No point dwelling on the negative, just got to push through it do our best and hope it works out in the end :D I am sending some of my energy your way as I take your relaxation vibes lol

ragdoll74
03-08-2013, 08:34 AM
Congrats joysh & lisa!!!

Diane- it's just using a dry brush to exfoliate before a shower.

The scale hasn't moved in over 3 weeks for me. I'm going to do phase 3 next week to see if I can get things moving again.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-08-2013, 08:49 AM
The scale hasn't moved in over 3 weeks for me. I'm going to do phase 3 next week to see if I can get things moving again.

Good thinking...I just ended my 4 week plateau by using 4 non-restricted each day.

Hope it helps, I know how frustrating it can be!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Happy Friday 100%ers!

No weigh-in today...my car is stuck in all the snow in my driveway :(

I'm going to my clinic tomorrow morning instead!

Starshine
03-08-2013, 09:07 AM
Ragdoll, hope Phase 3 gets the scale moving again!

Newbie. Uggs on the car being stuck. I guess it's Nature's way of telling you to stay home and have some fun. :) Glad the scale is moving again for you!

ragdoll74
03-08-2013, 09:22 AM
Good thinking...I just ended my 4 week plateau by using 4 non-restricted each day.

Hope it helps, I know how frustrating it can be!

Suprisingly, I haven't really been frustrated. I am feeling really good and like the way I look in clothes. Phase I is not a diet to me anymore, it's just how I eat now. I would like to get things moving again so I can phase off in time to start biking & hiking with the family this spring.

Our town has awesome bike paths and our house is next to a nature preserve with tons of hiking trails. The hiking and biking is really challenging with all the hills here in the Fox River valley. I wasn't able to do any biking or hiking late summer and fall because I just didnt have the energy on phase I.

Cheekyskeeter
03-08-2013, 09:34 AM
Happy Friday everyone!! I agree with you Ragdoll about Phase 1 not really being a diet to me....I am quite comfortable with the way I'm eating and well I'm not really in a rush to phase off I have started thinking about it as I know it's in my not too distant future. I'm just amazed at how well IP works and my only 'regret' is that I didn't find out about it ages ago. But I'm happy, I'm now healthy and I feel awesome. My hubby who has always made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world is absolutely thrilled with how I look and tells me constantly (and continually tells friends and family about it). It's nice to be excited to get dressed every day and not dread trying to find something that will 'hide' my extra weight. Now it still takes me a while to figure out what to wear but for a different reason....I'm searching for clothes that show off my body now. I could not be happier!!! Ok I will be a little happier next week when our time change happens so I won't be awake at 4am any more. My internal clock never changed in the fall and it's hard to find things to do at that time of the morning and not wake up DH.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-08-2013, 09:38 AM
I agree Starshine. I'm thinking a nice cup of tea and a book?

I'm glad you're not frustrated Ragdoll. I know I was only because I still have quite a way to go. But, I completely agree, this is now my lifestyle!

KitKat169
03-08-2013, 01:26 PM
I know I could. I seem to always be traveling somewhere, though. Right now it seems easier to stay the course then change anything. Is that a strange thing to say? But it's true. Anyway, soon, soon, soon.

You are doing so great, Kitkat!! Congrats to you!!

This weekend I'm going to a retreat. This may be one of the more difficult IP challenges because I won't be able to go out and get what I need to eat. The meals are prepared for us and, of course, usually nor OP. I'm bringing some cooked chicken breasts in a cooler so I can eat them if there is no appropriately cooked meat protein. Also I'll bring some cucumbers and peppers, but I'm sure there will be salad there. It's only Fri-Sunday, so I'll be fine with my drink packets and RTDs for lunches. I'll miss my soups for a few days, but I guess by now I know how to make it work anywhere...

Have a great weekend everyone!! It's off to the country for me!!!

I know how you feel about staying on P1. I resisted my coaches suggestion for a couple weeks before I decided to move over because of other stress issues. I think I just had to make a decision to help clear my head of something. I am nervous about losing the security of P1 but with the traveling I'm doing right now it is also easier on P2.

Happy Friday everyone!! I agree with you Ragdoll about Phase 1 not really being a diet to me....I am quite comfortable with the way I'm eating and well I'm not really in a rush to phase off I have started thinking about it as I know it's in my not too distant future. I'm just amazed at how well IP works and my only 'regret' is that I didn't find out about it ages ago. But I'm happy, I'm now healthy and I feel awesome. My hubby who has always made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world is absolutely thrilled with how I look and tells me constantly (and continually tells friends and family about it). It's nice to be excited to get dressed every day and not dread trying to find something that will 'hide' my extra weight. Now it still takes me a while to figure out what to wear but for a different reason....I'm searching for clothes that show off my body now. I could not be happier!!! Ok I will be a little happier next week when our time change happens so I won't be awake at 4am any more. My internal clock never changed in the fall and it's hard to find things to do at that time of the morning and not wake up DH.

I agree that you shouldn't be in a rush to phase off. At times I wish I found IP earlier too but I also think I may not have been open to it at another time so in the end the timing was perfect.

I finally love clothes too. I still have to wear body shapers because of loose skin but that is a small inconvenience to looking so much better.

I'm having a nervous excited day. Flying out tonight for a long weekend trip. I'm all set to stay OP while away. I may not be online much but I will try to touch base.

M35A2
03-08-2013, 01:49 PM
Week 6 WI today and -3! I'm hoping for the swoosh fairy this week so maybe I can slide into Onederland next week.

I got some new Phase 1 info that's posted on the Daily thread. Biggest confirmation for me was that raw spinach can be counted as either part of your daily veggie count or unlimited, whichever way you want to count it.

1LittleStar
03-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Hi everyone

Haven't been here in a few days because I was getting ready for vacation! I will try to catch up on everyone's news.

I wanted to let you know how great my trip has been because of Ideal Protein. While packing, almost everything was too big, but nothing was too small. What a difference a few months makes! Also, on the plane, I did not need a seatbelt extender! Yeah! No more embarrassing moment asking for it. And the seat was much more comfortable.

I am truly grateful for IP and for all the support that I receive on here!

JenRem
03-09-2013, 12:07 AM
Week 6 WI today and -3! I'm hoping for the swoosh fairy this week so maybe I can slide into Onederland next week.

You are very close; Onderland will be here before you know it!

Also, on the plane, I did not need a seatbelt extender! Yeah! No more embarrassing moment asking for it. And the seat was much more comfortable.

Great NSV - congrats!

Cheekyskeeter
03-09-2013, 06:24 AM
Hi everyone

Haven't been here in a few days because I was getting ready for vacation! I will try to catch up on everyone's news.

I wanted to let you know how great my trip has been because of Ideal Protein. While packing, almost everything was too big, but nothing was too small. What a difference a few months makes! Also, on the plane, I did not need a seatbelt extender! Yeah! No more embarrassing moment asking for it. And the seat was much more comfortable.

I am truly grateful for IP and for all the support that I receive on here!

Glad you're enjoying your trip!

lisa32989
03-09-2013, 06:38 AM
Week 6 WI today and -3! I'm hoping for the swoosh fairy this week so maybe I can slide into Onederland next week.

I got some new Phase 1 info that's posted on the Daily thread. Biggest confirmation for me was that raw spinach can be counted as either part of your daily veggie count or unlimited, whichever way you want to count it.

I know someone said it but IP hasn't changed the P1 sheet (which is easy to do in the computer and it is online for clinics). Individual coaches make tweaks all the time. The science behind IP is more than carbs/fat/cals. It is also an alkaline diet. Spinach is more acidic.
Until this info is more than "word of mouth," I'm following the sheet. (Same with egg rumors and 0/0/0 rumors)

Cheekyskeeter
03-09-2013, 06:43 AM
I asked my coach on Thursday and she hadn't heard of or received any changes to the plan either.

Starshine
03-09-2013, 08:52 AM
Hi everyone

Haven't been here in a few days because I was getting ready for vacation! I will try to catch up on everyone's news.

I wanted to let you know how great my trip has been because of Ideal Protein. While packing, almost everything was too big, but nothing was too small. What a difference a few months makes! Also, on the plane, I did not need a seatbelt extender! Yeah! No more embarrassing moment asking for it. And the seat was much more comfortable.

I am truly grateful for IP and for all the support that I receive on here!

I'm so happy for you LittleStar! Have the most wonderful vacation! :)

I know someone said it but IP hasn't changed the P1 sheet (which is easy to do in the computer and it is online for clinics). Individual coaches make tweaks all the time. The science behind IP is more than carbs/fat/cals. It is also an alkaline diet. Spinach is more acidic.
Until this info is more than "word of mouth," I'm following the sheet. (Same with egg rumors and 0/0/0 rumors)

I agree with you, Lisa. Until it's officially on the sheet, I'm not changing anything.

ragdoll74
03-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Just saw an Old Navy commercial and they have hoodies on sale for $18. I don't have a single sweatshirt or hoodie that fits, so I'll be doing some shopping today!

mquinn106
03-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Just saw an Old Navy commercial and they have hoodies on sale for $18. I don't have a single sweatshirt or hoodie that fits, so I'll be doing some shopping today!

I saw that too, was tempted to get a few sizes with them being so cheap! I cleaned out my closet and it is sparse! Might be the time to paint it while it's empty :D

Had a great 100% victory this morning: was making some granola with peanut butter (my biggest weakness!) drizzled on top for family. I smelled the peanut butter and then looked at my "pounds lost"/"pounds to go" containers on the counter and sealed up that peanut butter and threw it in the back of the cabinet! :carrot: The next "pounds lost" pebble will be so worth it!

M35A2
03-09-2013, 10:33 AM
I know someone said it but IP hasn't changed the P1 sheet (which is easy to do in the computer and it is online for clinics). Individual coaches make tweaks all the time. The science behind IP is more than carbs/fat/cals. It is also an alkaline diet. Spinach is more acidic.
Until this info is more than "word of mouth," I'm following the sheet. (Same with egg rumors and 0/0/0 rumors)

Maybe Wuv can jump on here at some point to confirm or deny any changes. My coach said these came from corporate and were official changes and I'll take her at her word.

ragdoll74
03-09-2013, 10:39 AM
I saw that too, was tempted to get a few sizes with them being so cheap! I cleaned out my closet and it is sparse! Might be the time to paint it while it's empty :D

Had a great 100% victory this morning: was making some granola with peanut butter (my biggest weakness!) drizzled on top for family. I smelled the peanut butter and then looked at my "pounds lost"/"pounds to go" containers on the counter and sealed up that peanut butter and threw it in the back of the cabinet! :carrot: The next "pounds lost" pebble will be so worth it!

Congrats on the NSV and great idea on painting the closet!

I may go ahead and paint & install the closet organizers I've been wanting. I can fit my tiny collection of clothing that fits in my husbands closet and he probably wouldn't even notice.

DoingitDeb
03-09-2013, 12:07 PM
Starting week two and still 100% so thought I would post here...hope everybody has a great OP day!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-09-2013, 01:13 PM
Happy Saturday!

I'm happy to announce that the Whoosh Fairy is alive and kicking...down 4.5 this week :D

I'm happy to send her your way now Lisa!

Starshine
03-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Happy Saturday!

I'm happy to announce that the Whoosh Fairy is alive and kicking...down 4.5 this week :D

I'm happy to send her your way now Lisa!

Wow, Newbie! Congrats, congrats, congrats! That's fantastic. :hug: Please tell the Whoosh Fairy to come and visit me too. :)

IdealProteinNewbie
03-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Wow, Newbie! Congrats, congrats, congrats! That's fantastic. :hug: Please tell the Whoosh Fairy to come and visit me too. :)

Thank you :D

Absolutely...I'll make sure she just stops in St. Louis for a quick layover before I send her to New Mexico for you!

JenRem
03-09-2013, 02:40 PM
I saw that too, was tempted to get a few sizes with them being so cheap! I cleaned out my closet and it is sparse! Might be the time to paint it while it's empty :D

Had a great 100% victory this morning: was making some granola with peanut butter (my biggest weakness!) drizzled on top for family. I smelled the peanut butter and then looked at my "pounds lost"/"pounds to go" containers on the counter and sealed up that peanut butter and threw it in the back of the cabinet! :carrot: The next "pounds lost" pebble will be so worth it!

Great NSV - not giving in to the peanut butter. One day you will be able to enjoy it again. I love the idea of painting your closet!

Starting week two and still 100% so thought I would post here...hope everybody has a great OP day!

WTG, you are rockin' this!

Happy Saturday!

I'm happy to announce that the Whoosh Fairy is alive and kicking...down 4.5 this week :D

Wow, Congrats!

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Have a great 100% OP Saturday.
I'm out doing more yardwork with DH. It's looking good.

BTW, I've officially decided to not have anymore of the Proti-Thin Vanilla Wafer Cookies (I use IP alternatives). They have crossed over the line for me of not just being a yummy treat in my day to my mind actually spending time "thinking" of when I can next have one. After I eat it as my Restricted, I will sometimes want another. Haven't had this feeling of not being satisfied afterwards with any of the other restricted bars. So, farewell vanilla cookies - you are too much of a trigger for me! Jen

lisa32989
03-09-2013, 02:55 PM
Happy Saturday!

I'm happy to announce that the Whoosh Fairy is alive and kicking...down 4.5 this week :D

I'm happy to send her your way now Lisa!

Monday is the end of our road trip. Probly won't WI til Tues. official is Thurs.
But my 50th is Mon.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-09-2013, 02:55 PM
BTW, I've officially decided to not have anymore of the Proti-Thin Vanilla Wafer Cookies (I use IP alternatives). They have crossed over the line for me of not just being a yummy treat in my day to my mind actually spending time "thinking" of when I can next have one. After I eat it as my Restricted, I will sometimes want another. Haven't had this feeling of not being satisfied afterwards with any of the other restricted bars. So, farewell vanilla cookies - you are too much of a trigger for me! Jen

Good for you! I think that's a sign you're going to be successful in maintenance.

You are realizing that's a trigger for you and are taking steps to remove the temptation!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Monday is the end of our road trip. Probly won't WI til Tues. official is Thurs.
But my 50th is Mon.

Oops! Well, in that case she'll be waiting for you when you return.

Hope you're having a safe and fun road trip!

lisa32989
03-09-2013, 03:01 PM
BTW, I've officially decided to not have anymore of the Proti-Thin Vanilla Wafer Cookies (I use IP alternatives). They have crossed over the line for me of not just being a yummy treat in my day to my mind actually spending time "thinking" of when I can next have one. After I eat it as my Restricted, I will sometimes want another. Haven't had this feeling of not being satisfied afterwards with any of the other restricted bars. So, farewell vanilla cookies - you are too much of a trigger for me! Jen
You are not alone.
I always say those foods "taste like more"
I've banished one Quest bar b/c it causes cravings. Anything that makes me lust after it must go (except my husband). I can no longer afford to have craving- inducing foods in my life. I must be allergic to them. They swell me up :)