Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Thursday 3/14/2013




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lisa32989
03-14-2013, 06:26 AM
:welcome2:
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Dinie89
03-14-2013, 08:47 AM
Good morning fellow IP'ers. - life has been so busy I have not had time to be on here - has wi last night lost .3 lbs and 2inches will take it since was Tom -- the boyfriend is starting week 4 today and has lost 26 lbs and 17 inches it's crazzzzyy --

My question is -- I have never been sick on IP yet - i woke up this morning with no voice sore throat and all the other wonders with a cold -- what kind of medication should I get ? Can i have more then one cup of herbal tea to help with my throat. (No milk and stevia added )

mquinn106
03-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Dinie89 Sorry you're sick :( I caught a bug a few weeks ago. I asked the pharmacist for an OTC diabetic friendly cold medicine (spacing on the brand) but they will definitely be able to help you. Also, gargling vinegar and salt water alternately (it's awful) will help the sore throat. I made tea and added ginger root and lemon, that seemed to help. Feel better!

NSV this morning: got into a sliming new pair of jeans :) I walked in the door and my boss thought I was a client coming around the corner, I'll take it!

Have a great day everyone!


ABue1
03-14-2013, 09:32 AM
Good morning everyone, hope you all have a great day. Week one on ip is officially behind me and week 2 begins. My WI is this afternoon but I've been weighing at home each day and I've lost 4 lbs. I'm wondering though, since I only have 21 lbs to lose is 4 lbs in the first week a good loss. I guess I expected the first week or 2 to be more because I think the loss will probably slow down or does it remain somewhat consistent. My coach said I could conservatively expect to lose 3 lbs. a week.

Canadiandieter
03-14-2013, 09:52 AM
Good morning everyone. Have a great day! :)

ragdoll74
03-14-2013, 10:04 AM
Good morning fellow IP'ers. - life has been so busy I have not had time to be on here - has wi last night lost .3 lbs and 2inches will take it since was Tom -- the boyfriend is starting week 4 today and has lost 26 lbs and 17 inches it's crazzzzyy --

My question is -- I have never been sick on IP yet - i woke up this morning with no voice sore throat and all the other wonders with a cold -- what kind of medication should I get ? Can i have more then one cup of herbal tea to help with my throat. (No milk and stevia added )

Non-caffinated teas are great because you don't have to drink extra water after each cup.

Like mquinn posted, you can use sugar free OTC medicine. Also if you can stomache it, a mixture of apple cider vinegar & cayenne pepper is supposed to knock out pretty much any virus. It's even supposed to be a home remedy for strep throat. It's pretty nasty, but works.

Good morning everyone, hope you all have a great day. Week one on ip is officially behind me and week 2 begins. My WI is this afternoon but I've been weighing at home each day and I've lost 4 lbs. I'm wondering though, since I only have 21 lbs to lose is 4 lbs in the first week a good loss. I guess I expected the first week or 2 to be more because I think the loss will probably slow down or does it remain somewhat consistent. My coach said I could conservatively expect to lose 3 lbs. a week.

That's a fantastic weigh in considering you only have 21 lbs to lose. It's almost 20% of your total weight loss goal. The first couple of weeks might be around 3 lbs, but as you get closer you may be looking at smaller losses. Be prepared to see losses of 1-2 lbs a week as you get farther into this. Don't get disouraged though, because with most of the mainstream diets you still wouldn't be losing that much weight each week.

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Made it through the first 4 weeks OP. Results thus far:

First 4-5 days - feeling Gawd awful - Got over it

First week - 15 pounds gone :carrot:

Second week - Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada - panic and join the forum

Third week - 20 pounds gone -poof - clothes fitting better - people noticing

Week four - No pounds lost - according to my crappy home scale - but more importantly no pounds gained. More inches gone - but wondering why it's off my butt - pants aren't fitting right by any means :dizzy:
I no longer need to take my acid reflux medication. Total weight loss for month one 35 pounds.

Things learned - I can do this - My life won't end if I don't have sugar or carbs - it took many years to build up to this weight so it's not going to come off in a blink of an eye - I am learning that my body seems to respond on a two week loss cycle, nothing week one and then a loss in the second week.

That's it, that's all. Have a good day all.

lisa32989
03-14-2013, 10:54 AM
My question is -- I have never been sick on IP yet - i woke up this morning with no voice sore throat and all the other wonders with a cold -- what kind of medication should I get ? Can i have more then one cup of herbal tea to help with my throat. (No milk and stevia added )
You can have as much plain decafinated herbal tea as you want
Sorry you are sick!
Old family trick for colds/viruses: chicken soup!
Roast a chicken & make chicken/veggie soup. I use celery, leeks, bok choy.
I just weigh the cooked meat when I pull it off the bone so I know how much is in it (toss the skin & use the carcass & veggie scraps to make the broth). I usually have about 6.5 oz cooked meat to account for shrinkage in what that raw would have been

Feel better!

heritagesoftail
03-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Well last night I came across a All Inclusive package to Puerto Plata Domin. Rep for $149 + tax ....... I him and hawded about it because of my diet not sure what to do as I dont want to lose what I have accomplished . Anyway i did book it and leaving on Tuesday for a week with my sister . Anyone have any tips for travelling ?

Charbarot
03-14-2013, 11:02 AM
I am ecstatic. I had my WI today (a day early due to State basketball games tomorrow) I lost 3.2 lbs this past week. That's a total of 11 lbs in 3 weeks. I am finally in the 170's.....BRAVO!!! :carrot:

IP43
03-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Spiritman -- Fantastic results and glad to see you're not getting upset if you don't see those great results everyweek, as it will level out a bit. Just keep blamin' your crappy scale ;) Most of us have discovered the first place you put it on (and want it gone) is the last place it will leave. My butt and thighs seem to fall off first, but the jelly belly remains sigh.... keep pluggin! Thanks for sharing your journey with us

IP43
03-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Well last night I came across a All Inclusive package to Puerto Plata Domin. Rep for $149 + tax ....... I him and hawded about it because of my diet not sure what to do as I dont want to lose what I have accomplished . Anyway i did book it and leaving on Tuesday for a week with my sister . Anyone have any tips for travelling ?

Sign me up! That sounds like a blast!! There are LOTS of threads on travelling while OP so you'll get some great advice there. Make sure you get whatever shots you need, get your medical insurance, and drink lots of bottled water. You'll have to make the decision to be OP constantly and that will be tough if it's all inclusive. However, for that cheap of a price, you won't feel like you have to drink and eat to get your money's worth. There will be lots of veggies and meat/fish on the menu so you'll have lots of choice if you can stay away from the fabulous fruit and fruity drinks :beach:
Have a great holiday!!

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Not a problem IP43 My "jelly belly" is smaller but there is still plenty of "jelly in the jar" :dizzy:

I know this will probably get me kicked out of the man club or at least temporarily suspended but - I gotta mention cellulite. Yuppers got it happening quite nicely on the keg. I don't have 6 pack abs I have a keg. :carrot: My stomach is starting to look like a moon scene - craters, pock marks etc.

Oh man, I think I might be one more step closer to dress shopping with some of the things I comment on. I guess I could always mention stretch marks. :dizzy: At least I don't have to worry about TOM.

AnnaBoBanna
03-14-2013, 11:26 AM
Just woke up and feeling tired. I completely forgot about ketosis keeping you up at night. Tied and turned for several hours and didn't fall asleep until almost 5am. Bummer.

mrskuby
03-14-2013, 11:41 AM
Not a problem IP43 My "jelly belly" is smaller but there is still plenty of "jelly in the jar" :dizzy:

I know this will probably get me kicked out of the man club or at least temporarily suspended but - I gotta mention cellulite. Yuppers got it happening quite nicely on the keg. I don't have 6 pack abs I have a keg. :carrot: My stomach is starting to look like a moon scene - craters, pock marks etc.

Oh man, I think I might be one more step closer to dress shopping with some of the things I comment on. I guess I could always mention stretch marks. :dizzy: At least I don't have to worry about TOM.

Haha!:lol: Your posts always make me laugh! You're doing fantastic and have a great attitude!

WI this morning...+0.0 :carrot: Gonna be happy that I didn't gain. :p Not gonna bring any negative vibes here! :cool:

FlooNimbus13127
03-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Made it through the first 4 weeks OP. Results thus far:

First 4-5 days - feeling Gawd awful - Got over it

First week - 15 pounds gone :carrot:

Second week - Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada - panic and join the forum

Third week - 20 pounds gone -poof - clothes fitting better - people noticing

Week four - No pounds lost - according to my crappy home scale - but more importantly no pounds gained. More inches gone - but wondering why it's off my butt - pants aren't fitting right by any means :dizzy:
I no longer need to take my acid reflux medication. Total weight loss for month one 35 pounds.

Things learned - I can do this - My life won't end if I don't have sugar or carbs - it took many years to build up to this weight so it's not going to come off in a blink of an eye - I am learning that my body seems to respond on a two week loss cycle, nothing week one and then a loss in the second week.

That's it, that's all. Have a good day all.

That nearly exactly describes my pattern. I just keep seeing small losses at each WI, and I take them. I've been able to fit into clothes I haven't worn in years, and I'll take that too.

Have a good day, too!

FlooNimbus13127
03-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Hi All,

I had a day yesterday that went down the tubes, but could have been avoided. I got busy with dr. appointments, kids, shopping, tutoring, and driving.

The short version of the story is that I did not eat virtually all day, and wound up with a girl scout cookie in my hands. And I'm ashamed to say I ate it. I was sad, tired, overwhelmed, and looking for an excuse.

But, I'm just going to get it back together, and keep going because the only bad thing that can come of it would be quitting altogether. And that really isn't a choice I'm willing to make.

Thanks as always for the great support...

workingit50
03-14-2013, 12:01 PM
Just read a blog entry in the Clean eating by Dr. Junger talking about the cycle of emotional eating.

First the trigger (event or cause to push us, stress), cover up-using food to mask the emotions from trigger, false bliss- the way the foods make us feel (good), hangover - guilt, feeling bad from putting yuck in body. Break the cycle! Awareness-address the issues-build a toolbox of health habits.....

http://blog.cleanprogram.com/cycle-of-emotional-eating/#video

Canadiandieter
03-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Ketosis keeps you up at night? That explains ALOT!!!!! Lol.

ragdoll74
03-14-2013, 12:07 PM
Made it through the first 4 weeks OP. Results thus far:

First 4-5 days - feeling Gawd awful - Got over it

First week - 15 pounds gone :carrot:

Second week - Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada - panic and join the forum

Third week - 20 pounds gone -poof - clothes fitting better - people noticing

Week four - No pounds lost - according to my crappy home scale - but more importantly no pounds gained. More inches gone - but wondering why it's off my butt - pants aren't fitting right by any means :dizzy:
I no longer need to take my acid reflux medication. Total weight loss for month one 35 pounds.

Things learned - I can do this - My life won't end if I don't have sugar or carbs - it took many years to build up to this weight so it's not going to come off in a blink of an eye - I am learning that my body seems to respond on a two week loss cycle, nothing week one and then a loss in the second week.

That's it, that's all. Have a good day all.

You need to change your user name to IP Superman. 35 lbs in 4 weeks is fantastic!

I am ecstatic. I had my WI today (a day early due to State basketball games tomorrow) I lost 3.2 lbs this past week. That's a total of 11 lbs in 3 weeks. I am finally in the 170's.....BRAVO!!! :carrot:

Great WI!

evepet
03-14-2013, 12:09 PM
Hi All,

I had a day yesterday that went down the tubes, but could have been avoided. I got busy with dr. appointments, kids, shopping, tutoring, and driving.

The short version of the story is that I did not eat virtually all day, and wound up with a girl scout cookie in my hands. And I'm ashamed to say I ate it. I was sad, tired, overwhelmed, and looking for an excuse.

But, I'm just going to get it back together, and keep going because the only bad thing that can come of it would be quitting altogether. And that really isn't a choice I'm willing to make.

Thanks as always for the great support...

Sorry you had such a busy day and succumbed to the 'cookie monster'... but glad that you're feeling strong today and 'getting back on the horse' so-to-speak. :) Your situation yesterday is a prime example of why we recommend dieters keep a 'Safety Kit' on them when they know they're going to be 'out and about'... maybe a RTD and a bar... a packet of WF salad dressing... a few packets of stevia... maybe a couple of individual sized tubes of water flavoring... a baggie with some sea salt... a bottle of water. Doing this saved me several times over the past months. Whatever you think might be useful 'in a pinch'. Treat the experience as a lesson, and move forward. You'll know better next time.

Donna Gel
03-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Not a problem IP43 At least I don't have to worry about TOM.

I'm not so sure about that Spiritman, IP does reek havoc with your hormones. :D

One time I was trying to decide something in regards to home decor. Husband gave his opinion, which was great, and I told him so. He walked away muttering, "I have to go watch sports now!!"

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 12:23 PM
I'm not so sure about that Spiritman, IP does reek havoc with your hormones. :D

One time I was trying to decide something in regards to home decor. Husband gave his opinion, which was great, and I told him so. He walked away muttering, "I have to go watch sports now!!"

That's all I need to happen. Male menstration was definitely not covered in any brochure information I read about IP. :D

I can just imagine that conversation with my wife "The tampon has gotta go where?!?!?!"

workingit50
03-14-2013, 12:24 PM
Ketosis keeps you up at night? That explains ALOT!!!!! Lol.

I have been reacting to Ketosis by going to sleep but waking at 5 am ready to go. I have not needed 8 hours, 6 -7 seems enough.

SylviesGirl
03-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Sorry you had such a busy day and succumbed to the 'cookie monster'... but glad that you're feeling strong today and 'getting back on the horse' so-to-speak. :) Your situation yesterday is a prime example of why we recommend dieters keep a 'Safety Kit' on them when they know they're going to be 'out and about'... maybe a RTD and a bar... a packet of WF salad dressing... a few packets of stevia... maybe a couple of individual sized tubes of water flavoring... a baggie with some sea salt... a bottle of water. Doing this saved me several times over the past months. Whatever you think might be useful 'in a pinch'. Treat the experience as a lesson, and move forward. You'll know better next time.

I just clicked over to your blog -- I love it! I felt myself "settling in" for a long winter's read, but I have a million things to do today. My reward for getting them all done -- sitting down with a nice big bottle of water (oh yeah!) and reading more of your blog. This looks like just what I have been looking for. Thanks so much!

ragdoll74
03-14-2013, 12:47 PM
That's all I need to happen. Male menstration was definitely not covered in any brochure information I read about IP. :D

I can just imagine that conversation with my wife "The tampon has gotta go where?!?!?!"

:rofl::rofl:

rubygirl05
03-14-2013, 01:22 PM
I thought there was a restaurant thread, but I couldn't find it in the forum search (but forum search has been returning 0 on all my searches lately).

I'm wondering if the following menu choice would be a good IP choice for Chipotle?


salad
chicken (do you think the steak would be ok?)
green tomatillo salsa (medium salsa)


I would skip the peppers due to the oil in the saute and substitute the salsa for dressing. In this case, my 2 c. veggies would be the lettuce (unless you think the peppers -without onions- would be ok to get, but I'm worried about the amount of oil).

From the vague ingredient list, there isn't mention of sugar in any of the above. The chicken is marinated in adobo sauce. But of course there is no guarantee.

What do you think?
I want this but am not tempted to cheat, so if you guys think no, I'll try to find something else. This was an overslept, not prepared day. I'll be buying some extra packets at my appointment tonight (1st weigh in) so I can have an emergency stash in the future.

Thanks so much!

leannekarella
03-14-2013, 01:24 PM
Made it through the first 4 weeks OP. Results thus far:

First 4-5 days - feeling Gawd awful - Got over it

First week - 15 pounds gone :carrot:

Second week - Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada - panic and join the forum

Third week - 20 pounds gone -poof - clothes fitting better - people noticing

Week four - No pounds lost - according to my crappy home scale - but more importantly no pounds gained. More inches gone - but wondering why it's off my butt - pants aren't fitting right by any means :dizzy:
I no longer need to take my acid reflux medication. Total weight loss for month one 35 pounds.

Things learned - I can do this - My life won't end if I don't have sugar or carbs - it took many years to build up to this weight so it's not going to come off in a blink of an eye - I am learning that my body seems to respond on a two week loss cycle, nothing week one and then a loss in the second week.

That's it, that's all. Have a good day all.

That is so fantastic! Yes, I lost what little butt I had to begin with, and it sounds like you are losing like me. One week nothing, next week WHOOSH. Been doing that for the last 6 weeks or so.

leannekarella
03-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Ketosis keeps you up at night? That explains ALOT!!!!! Lol.

Yes, but it doesn't last forever. It hit me about week 2 and for about a week I was a zombie, unable to sleep, but sooo tired during the day. I even took some sleeping pills by day 4 because I have to drive here and there and felt unsafe so tired behind the wheel.

ragdoll74
03-14-2013, 01:58 PM
I thought there was a restaurant thread, but I couldn't find it in the forum search (but forum search has been returning 0 on all my searches lately).

I'm wondering if the following menu choice would be a good IP choice for Chipotle?


salad
chicken (do you think the steak would be ok?)
green tomatillo salsa (medium salsa)


I would skip the peppers due to the oil in the saute and substitute the salsa for dressing. In this case, my 2 c. veggies would be the lettuce (unless you think the peppers -without onions- would be ok to get, but I'm worried about the amount of oil).

From the vague ingredient list, there isn't mention of sugar in any of the above. The chicken is marinated in adobo sauce. But of course there is no guarantee.

What do you think?
I want this but am not tempted to cheat, so if you guys think no, I'll try to find something else. This was an overslept, not prepared day. I'll be buying some extra packets at my appointment tonight (1st weigh in) so I can have an emergency stash in the future.

Thanks so much!

That looks like a good option. I've had a burrito bowl there before too.

IdealProteinNewbie
03-14-2013, 02:18 PM
I know we're supposed to measure our meat raw. I have always pre-portioned all my meat before freezing into 8 oz zip-loc bags.

I know meat will vary due to type, cut, cooking method, etc but generally most people follow a 6.5 oz cooked = 8 oz raw.

Out of curiosity today I weighed my white meat chicken tenderloins (extremely lean) after broiling in the oven. My 8 oz raw only weighed 4.6 oz after cooking.

Long story short, has anybody ever experienced their almost fat-free chicken shrinking by nearly 50%?

lisa32989
03-14-2013, 02:45 PM
I know we're supposed to measure our meat raw. I have always pre-portioned all my meat before freezing into 8 oz zip-loc bags.

I know meat will vary due to type, cut, cooking method, etc but generally most people follow a 6.5 oz cooked = 8 oz raw.

Out of curiosity today I weighed my white meat chicken tenderloins (extremely lean) after broiling in the oven. My 8 oz raw only weighed 4.6 oz after cooking.

Long story short, has anybody ever experienced their almost fat-free chicken shrinking by nearly 50%?
I bought a lb the other day and after cooking there was about 12 oz left
8 to 6 instead of 6.5
Mine was lean chicken breast meat, as well. I wonder if it depends on whether it was injected or not?? A lot of commercial meats are. Mine was farm fresh.
I'm guessing more water will cook off from injected meat. I have learned SO MUCH reading labels carefully!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-14-2013, 02:56 PM
I bought a lb the other day and after cooking there was about 12 oz left
8 to 6 instead of 6.5
Mine was lean chicken breast meat, as well. I wonder if it depends on whether it was injected or not?? A lot of commercial meats are. Mine was farm fresh.
I'm guessing more water will cook off from injected meat. I have learned SO MUCH reading labels carefully!

They were organic, fresh, chicken tenderloins, never frozen. I hope they weren't injected with anything.

Thanks!

rubygirl05
03-14-2013, 03:08 PM
That looks like a good option. I've had a burrito bowl there before too.

Thanks for the response Ragdoll!

jeffiner
03-14-2013, 03:20 PM
Well today did not start out great. I found out that my job is being cut..so I have no contract starting June of this year. There are possibilities of something else opening in the same place but I will have to do the whole application process.
Good news is that had I been told this when not doing IP i probably would have stopped at closest fast food place. Instead I came home, made a salad and called my DH to let him know. I can at least appreciate the 3 month notice, many people didnt get that.
I am not going to let this derail me. In fact I will be more diligent than ever as Im going to need confidence and good health to find a new position and deal with all the changes that this will mean for my family.

ladylunk
03-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Well today did not start out great. I found out that my job is being cut..so I have no contract starting June of this year. There are possibilities of something else opening in the same place but I will have to do the whole application process.
Good news is that had I been told this when not doing IP i probably would have stopped at closest fast food place. Instead I came home, made a salad and called my DH to let him know. I can at least appreciate the 3 month notice, many people didnt get that.
I am not going to let this derail me. In fact I will be more diligent than ever as Im going to need confidence and good health to find a new position and deal with all the changes that this will mean for my family.

Sorry to hear about your job. Way to hang in there. And way to look at the positve regarding your 3 months to figure it all out.

ladylunk
03-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Thought I would post a little incentive for people not to cheat. I did on Sunday. I was 2 pounds from where I wanted to be before my holiday and had 3 weeks to lose the last 2 so figured no problem. I know excuses, but for me I am just not that strict with myself (although I did 52 days 100%) and am not letting myself feel guilty about it. So anyway wanted to give the nasty verdict of my weigh in this week. Up 2.6 pounds. 1/4 inch lost. So maybe that will help someone if they were considering a cheat. Have a good OP day everyonel.

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 03:43 PM
jeffiner -- good job staying positive and OP! Good luck with your job!

rubygirl05 -- those options look good. Good job planning ahead!


Really excited to go in and get MORE packets. I am tired of the ones I have had for the past 9 days....plus first WI!!

M35A2
03-14-2013, 04:06 PM
I apologize in advance for our IPrs in the northern climes but it's sunny and 70 here in S. Central TX. I planted the 1st part of my garden today. Ironic that what I planted is a restricted veggie (tomato). Maybe I'll be in maintenance before anything ripens.

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 04:07 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

scorbett1103
03-14-2013, 04:07 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

Yup - you've got less insulation :)

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 04:23 PM
Yup - you've got less insulation :)

I don't know about that quite yet...only on week 2 :)

bubbleblower
03-14-2013, 04:26 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

Yes, it's a very common side effect of the diet.

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 04:37 PM
I apologize in advance for our IPrs in the northern climes but it's sunny and 70 here in S. Central TX. I planted the 1st part of my garden today. Ironic that what I planted is a restricted veggie (tomato). Maybe I'll be in maintenance before anything ripens.

if you were really sorry you'd come up here and help me shovel. :) Currently it's about 22 F and slated to snow between 2-5 inches (again) between now and tomorrow morning.

workingit50
03-14-2013, 04:42 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

I couldn't keep warm. Walked around my house with hat, gloves, neck gator and blankets. Four weeks in and not as bad but it was fat burning. Enjoy the cold.

pocahontas812
03-14-2013, 04:42 PM
I thought there was a restaurant thread, but I couldn't find it in the forum search (but forum search has been returning 0 on all my searches lately).

I'm wondering if the following menu choice would be a good IP choice for Chipotle?


salad
chicken (do you think the steak would be ok?)
green tomatillo salsa (medium salsa)


I would skip the peppers due to the oil in the saute and substitute the salsa for dressing. In this case, my 2 c. veggies would be the lettuce (unless you think the peppers -without onions- would be ok to get, but I'm worried about the amount of oil).

From the vague ingredient list, there isn't mention of sugar in any of the above. The chicken is marinated in adobo sauce. But of course there is no guarantee.

What do you think?
I want this but am not tempted to cheat, so if you guys think no, I'll try to find something else. This was an overslept, not prepared day. I'll be buying some extra packets at my appointment tonight (1st weigh in) so I can have an emergency stash in the future.

Thanks so much!

These options are ok, but remember that lettuce does not count towards your 2 cups of veggies. I would also get the peppers without onions, or just not eat the onions. If you can't (or didn't) do that, be sure to get all your veggies in tonight.

leannekarella
03-14-2013, 04:47 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

I have ALWAYS been very warm-blooded, opening windows when my hubby and kiddo are freezing...

Now I'm the one complaining it's cold, when hubby is saying, "It's warm in here today."

For the first time in my entire life, I sleep with socks on and buried under the covers!

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Yup - color me blue as well - as in blue from freezing. The thermostat was turned up, I was wearing a sweater and was still freezing while the poor wife was almost suffering from heat exhaustion last night.

lisa32989
03-14-2013, 04:55 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

It could be. Have your doc do a blood test just to make sure everything is okay.

M35A2
03-14-2013, 04:58 PM
if you were really sorry you'd come up here and help me shovel. :) Currently it's about 22 F and slated to snow between 2-5 inches (again) between now and tomorrow morning.

I would but my 2 alloted flights for the year are already scheduled (Idaho in June and Ireland in Aug). Now if you lived somewhere that started with "I"...

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 05:06 PM
oh good, glad to hear I am not the only one freezing on possibly the warmest day of the year in my neighborhood :). Gotta love it!

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 05:06 PM
I would but my 2 alloted flights for the year are already scheduled (Idaho in June and Ireland in Aug). Now if you lived somewhere that started with "I"...

What brings you to Idaho? What part?

Spiritman
03-14-2013, 05:12 PM
I would but my 2 alloted flights for the year are already scheduled (Idaho in June and Ireland in Aug). Now if you lived somewhere that started with "I"...

Closet to an "I" I can get is it feels like I'm living in an igloo. But that probably won't cut it.

LizJazz
03-14-2013, 05:13 PM
I am always freezing lately too, which is such a nice change. I live in Louisiana and it is sooo hot and humid here from may-oct (in my opinion) that I try to stay inside as much as possible. Maybe this summer I won't sweat so much.

Payg05
03-14-2013, 05:15 PM
I just started this diet 2 days ago, have already witnessed four lbs disappear! However, I don't know if its the amount of food or the way I respond to the protein packets but I have absolutely no appetite. I actually have a hard time eating all the food that I'm supposed to. Just had soup for lunch and thought I was literally having to force feed myself a few bites of veggies. Couldn't make it through 2 cups. I skipped the snack yesterday too. Is anyone else having this issue? Other than minor fatigue, I feel great!

M35A2
03-14-2013, 05:19 PM
What brings you to Idaho? What part?

I grew up in Grangeville (where my dad still is) and went to the U of I in Moscow (my brother works for WSU in Pullman) so I'll be touring the northern part of the state seeing family and friends.

amberjules
03-14-2013, 05:36 PM
Good morning fellow IP'ers. - life has been so busy I have not had time to be on here - has wi last night lost .3 lbs and 2inches will take it since was Tom -- the boyfriend is starting week 4 today and has lost 26 lbs and 17 inches it's crazzzzyy --

My question is -- I have never been sick on IP yet - i woke up this morning with no voice sore throat and all the other wonders with a cold -- what kind of medication should I get ? Can i have more then one cup of herbal tea to help with my throat. (No milk and stevia added )

I remember the first time I got sick on IP and I had no clue what I should do since I wanted to stay in ketosis. I tried lemon tea, as many lemons as you can with hot water poured over it. This helps to soothe your throat and clear mucus. I did succumb to getting cough and cold meds because I couldn't breathe and needed to work.

Just be gentle with yourself, try to find meds that are sugar-free (some will say for diabetics), rest, and try to stay OP. I bought the IP chicken noodle soup and it was amazing during my time of sickness. I didn't always get in all of my food because I found I wasn't that hungry. Just take care of yourself and get through it. You'll be fine.

Hi All,

I had a day yesterday that went down the tubes, but could have been avoided. I got busy with dr. appointments, kids, shopping, tutoring, and driving.

The short version of the story is that I did not eat virtually all day, and wound up with a girl scout cookie in my hands. And I'm ashamed to say I ate it. I was sad, tired, overwhelmed, and looking for an excuse.

But, I'm just going to get it back together, and keep going because the only bad thing that can come of it would be quitting altogether. And that really isn't a choice I'm willing to make.

Thanks as always for the great support...

Your inner mean girl told you that you should be ashamed. In reality, you ate the cookies and that's that. No story, no emotion, no judgement. So what, you ate the cookies. Now you can make a better choice for yourself with no story attached to it. Today you get to make the choice to stay OP and reach your goal. You're so right, quitting would be worse. Now that's a good story. :hug:

HillaryJH
03-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Weigh in last night. Down 7.2 lbs! Woot! Woot!

Glover girl
03-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Yup - color me blue as well - as in blue from freezing. The thermostat was turned up, I was wearing a sweater and was still freezing while the poor wife was almost suffering from heat exhaustion last night.

Yup, no difference here. The thermostat is at 72 and I am wearing a down vest.:)

SylviesGirl
03-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Weigh in last night. Down 7.2 lbs! Woot! Woot!

Wowsers! Congrats!!

I have noticed that I always need a blanket when I sit down at night lately . . . now I know why! ;)

Amberjules -- If I ever slip up, I'm going to come and find you. I think what you said to FlooNimbus was perfect.

Time to get cracking for supper . . .

ChubbyCherub
03-14-2013, 06:02 PM
Good afternoon fellow IPer's!! Had a stroke of genius this morning, as I was agonizing over how to pay for my IP food. I'm going to donate plasma. This made me wonder if any of you have donated while on IP. It shouldn't, but I want to make sure before I go through the process, does this diet affect ones eligibility to donate plasma? Thanks, and have a wonderful IP day!! :)

TNmom
03-14-2013, 06:30 PM
So we cannot have tofu Shirtaki noodles? They are 1 net carb. :( Boo I wanted some in my stirfry....

**Forgot to mention I had weigh in #2 today. Down 3.4. That's 12.4lb total in 2 weeks :D

scorbett1103
03-14-2013, 06:33 PM
So we cannot have tofu Shirtaki noodles? They are 1 net carb. :( Boo I wanted some in my stirfry....

You can't have the tofu shirataki noodles - but you can have Miracle noodles or NoOodles. They are made with plant fiber and are zero carb in one serving.

TNmom
03-14-2013, 06:41 PM
hey Scorbett- Are they about the same in taste/texture etc. The shirataki are the only ones I can find locally. I guess my question was.... if people know to 'add' a couple of carbs to their intake based on maybe a extra serving(s) of sweeteners or 0/0/0 that make it in under 1 carb. Why would these be so bad to have?

* Oh and at my weigh in I bought some crispy cereal I wanna try the pancakes. So if anyone knows a fool proof way to make them PLEASE let me know. I tried a mug cake with one of my IP choc drink packets...it was a disaster. Ended up looking like a choc omlet.

Calisto
03-14-2013, 06:44 PM
this is how I make the pancakes with Crispy Cereal

Crispy Cereal Pancakes
IP Non-Restricted Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 pkg IP Crispy Cereal, crunched up
2 egg whites or 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon & Nutmeg, to taste (I do not like the nutmeg in mine)

Directions:

Mix together in small bowl the following; egg whites, 1/4 tsp vanilla

Add in to cereal pkg the following; 1/4 tsp baking powder, cinnamon & nutmeg

Pour dry mix in to egg white mixture and combine. (some recipes I have seen call for a little water, I have never used any)

Cook in pan as you would pancakes.

Serve with Walden Farms Syrup, enjoy!

TNmom
03-14-2013, 06:47 PM
Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to making them.

Sammie12
03-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Wi today down 1lb. Hope everyone had a great day. :)

leannekarella
03-14-2013, 07:52 PM
hey Scorbett- Are they about the same in taste/texture etc. The shirataki are the only ones I can find locally. I guess my question was.... if people know to 'add' a couple of carbs to their intake based on maybe a extra serving(s) of sweeteners or 0/0/0 that make it in under 1 carb. Why would these be so bad to have?

* Oh and at my weigh in I bought some crispy cereal I wanna try the pancakes. So if anyone knows a fool proof way to make them PLEASE let me know. I tried a mug cake with one of my IP choc drink packets...it was a disaster. Ended up looking like a choc omlet.

I use the shirataki when I can't find the 0/0/0 ones... My local Asian market changes them up now and then... I just eat lower carb IP foods that day. It has not affected my weight loss, and in fact I find the high fiber good for...moving things along. I don't eat them everyday, mind you, but the ones I get are 20 cal per serving, 1 net carb. They are considerably cheaper than Miracle Noodle, which I have to buy online. If you are near a big city, and have any Asian markets, try there.

The best ones I can find most often at the Asian market are Shirakiku brand "shirataki style" konjac noodles. 10 cal per serving, 5 carbs, 5 fiber, so 0carbs. And a serving is 2/3 of a 8oz package.

And to answer the other question... The non-tofu kind are a bit chewier than the ones with tofu.

JustSue
03-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Hi everybody,
I just got back from WI and am down 3.6 pounds. Now at 31 pounds gone!!! My coach is great and really listened to all the struggles I have had. I have not cheated, but have not been drinking my water, not taking my vitamins, not eating enough vegies... We are seriously talking about phasing out this month. I did not know you can still lose weight on phase 4!
Anyway I am feeling motivated again and this is a good thing!!!

JustSue
03-14-2013, 08:30 PM
I am ecstatic. I had my WI today (a day early due to State basketball games tomorrow) I lost 3.2 lbs this past week. That's a total of 11 lbs in 3 weeks. I am finally in the 170's.....BRAVO!!! :carrot:

Me too!!! It is great isn't it! :carrot:

JustSue
03-14-2013, 08:41 PM
I CANNOT stay warm...is this another lovely side affect of releasing fat?

Me either!!! I can actually wear sweaters again, I use to be hot all the time.:hot:

IdealProteinNewbie
03-14-2013, 08:59 PM
Yes, just be careful with the serving sizes of the shirataki noodles.

I believe Miracle Noodles brand contains 3 servings per bag and The NooOdle Company contains 5 servings per bag.

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 09:06 PM
Oh my gosh! First weigh-in rocked! Down 5 Pounds! Never thought it was possible. YAHOO!!! :carrot::D

jeffiner
03-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Oh my gosh! First weigh-in rocked! Down 5 Pounds! Never thought it was possible. YAHOO!!! :carrot::D

Excellent..congrats!

Mother of the Groom
03-14-2013, 09:35 PM
Just had my 4th WI. -3lbs:carrot:
My measurements in one month have changed a lot,
1" off neck, 3" off chest :( , 2" off thorax, 4" off waist, 3" off hips, 1.5" off thigh.
I'm so impressed with the results and how I'm feeling. :)

TNmom
03-14-2013, 09:37 PM
I use the shirataki when I can't find the 0/0/0 ones... My local Asian market changes them up now and then... I just eat lower carb IP foods that day. It has not affected my weight loss, and in fact I find the high fiber good for...moving things along. I don't eat them everyday, mind you, but the ones I get are 20 cal per serving, 1 net carb. They are considerably cheaper than Miracle Noodle, which I have to buy online. If you are near a big city, and have any Asian markets, try there.

The best ones I can find most often at the Asian market are Shirakiku brand "shirataki style" konjac noodles. 10 cal per serving, 5 carbs, 5 fiber, so 0carbs. And a serving is 2/3 of a 8oz package.

And to answer the other question... The non-tofu kind are a bit chewier than the ones with tofu.


Thanks! I need to keep looking maybe some around here.

Oh and guess what. The husband just brought home half of a homemade chocolate chess pie from a dinner they had at work. Yeah he got the ol' stink eye for that one. :censored:

DannaA
03-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Hey all
Quick question.. I am under the weather today.. but am trying very hard to get my mandatory foods in today. I had my shake for breakfast... some cauliflower rice with an egg and 2 egg whites and some red pepper. For supper I made sauteed mushrooms and shrimp... but my concern is that the shrimp portion only had 16 g of protien... which seems very low for a dinner portion (it was 13 shrimp though.. i dont know that i could have eaten more!).
I will be having a shake before bed.. but am wondering if I am too low on protien today.. and is that a bad thing. I dont know if I can eat much more... any suggestions?

Calisto
03-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Eat what you can eat and get better! When I was sick at the beginning I only had chicken broth for 2 days.

leannekarella
03-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Thanks! I need to keep looking maybe some around here.

Oh and guess what. The husband just brought home half of a homemade chocolate chess pie from a dinner they had at work. Yeah he got the ol' stink eye for that one. :censored:

My hubby can't give up the potato chips. I know the stink eye well, and I'm an expert at it!

DRegan
03-14-2013, 10:59 PM
Wow, thought i was going crazy being cold,even at work I was always hot, not lately! Lol!
Had a headache today, advil took edge off, think I've not had enough salt, anyone else have this happen?
THX! for all the support!
D

workingit50
03-14-2013, 11:01 PM
Weigh in last night. Down 7.2 lbs! Woot! Woot!

Congrats!

billbrown72
03-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Yes, when I get a headache I'll put some sea salt either mixed with water or in a spoon...headache goes away fast

rubygirl05
03-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Wow, it's so exciting and inspiring to see everyone's weight loss numbers! Well done!

I've been colder than normal as well, but I think a part of this (for me) is that I'm now drinking cold water constantly. I'm sure the protocol is a factor as well, but I've started drinking room temperature water and its helped.

As for my lunch at Chipotle, I ended up getting the lettuce, peppers, chicken, and salsa. I had to pick the onions out, and it's amazing to see that the pepper mix is like 30/70, with onions being predominant. I'll definitely get my veg in tonight!

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 11:34 PM
I just started this diet 2 days ago, have already witnessed four lbs disappear! However, I don't know if its the amount of food or the way I respond to the protein packets but I have absolutely no appetite. I actually have a hard time eating all the food that I'm supposed to. Just had soup for lunch and thought I was literally having to force feed myself a few bites of veggies. Couldn't make it through 2 cups. I skipped the snack yesterday too. Is anyone else having this issue? Other than minor fatigue, I feel great!


I LITERALLY sat at my kitchen table for an hour making myself eat the first few days. It gets better :)...It still takes me a long time to eat, but not quite as long and I don't have to stop myself from gagging anymore either.

fitandfabfrog
03-14-2013, 11:37 PM
Just had my 4th WI. -3lbs:carrot:
My measurements in one month have changed a lot,
1" off neck, 3" off chest :( , 2" off thorax, 4" off waist, 3" off hips, 1.5" off thigh.
I'm so impressed with the results and how I'm feeling. :)


Yahoo! Keep it up!

De11s
03-15-2013, 12:16 AM
What a beautiful day, drove home from work topless ...(top down on the Mustang.) Had left over steak and peppers and some jicama dipped in WF caramel dip. Went to get groceries and had to put the top up part way there it got chilly fast..lol When I got home I was making my IP Cappuccino, poured it in the mug to warm it up then had a thought, it's a bit warm for a warm drink so I put some ice in my magic bullet and added 1T WF Caramel dip and a little sea salt... mmmm delicious!!:drool::cheers: Have a great night all keep up the good work.

IP43
03-15-2013, 12:42 AM
Closet to an "I" I can get is it feels like I'm living in an igloo. But that probably won't cut it.

What a beautiful day, drove home from work topless

Ok, both of those made me snort so I'm givin' ya a :lol3:. Thanks for the "visuals"