Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Wednesday 3/20/2013




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lisa32989
03-20-2013, 07:30 AM
:welcome2:
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

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

Bookmarking:
Ideal Protein Sub-forum Home page (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/)
Consider making it a bookmark or a favorite in your browser so you can come back easily to get your RDA of Ideal Protein information.

Information for newbies:
Check the sticky page (top of forum, above all the topics) for lots of good information and please read here before asking what might be a frequently asked question (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/243142-have-question-about-ip-read-here-first-before-posting-question.html) in the daily thread: Information on Ideal Protein phases (1-4), IP Ultimate List Recipes, FAQ, Newbie Guide, Exercise, and other Important Threads
(http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/238801-ip-ultimate-list-recipes-faq-newbie-guide-exercise-other-important-threads.html)
More Recipes Here Mix'n in the kitchen...Recipes from the Rainbow (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/261885-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow.html)
MiX'N' iN THE KiTCH'N.... Recipes from the Rainbow Volume 2 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/268669-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow-volumn-2-a.html)
here Fun with Ideal Protein Packets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/212175-fun-ideal-protein-packets.html)
and here Fun with Veggie Purees! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/264231-fun-veggie-purees.html)
Ideal Protein Diet Recipes #4 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/273856-ideal-protein-diet-recipes-4-a.html)

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Quoting: The best quoting tip - EVER!! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3427715-post155.html) Thanks Rosie, aka 6710.

Searching:
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For example, if you want to look for "big mac in a bowl", type "big mac in a bowl site:3fatchicks.com" in Google search. No need to include the quotation marks when you type.

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Progress photos have been moved to the Mini-Goal Photo Album (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals-201/).

Other helpful links related to the Ideal Protein diet:
Dr. Chanh Tran Tien's website (http://www.trantiendiet.com/site/spip.php?rubrique19)


newday2013
03-20-2013, 08:07 AM
I've seen this somewhere in these threads, but can someone exlain to me how this diet affects TOM? I have been in peri menopause (or so I thought) since July: hot flashes, no TOM.. I've been doing IP since March 8th and bam, here's my period!

Canadiandieter
03-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Im pretty new to this diet, but from what I understand our fat cells contain estrogen as well. Once you are in Ketosis the fat along with everything else is released causing a spike in estrogen levels, therefore causing irregularity in TOM cycles (I think)...lol. Ladies?????


ecmcnamee
03-20-2013, 08:44 AM
Im pretty new to this diet, but from what I understand our fat cells contain estrogen as well. Once you are in Ketosis the fat along with everything else is released causing a spike in estrogen levels, therefore causing irregularity in TOM cycles (I think)...lol. Ladies?????

I'm pretty new too but that's generally how I understand it to work ...

ecmcnamee
03-20-2013, 08:46 AM
I've been on IP for 5 weeks and today I am going to check out the alternatives on Nashua Nutrition ... I'm a bit nervous but have read enough here and feel comfortable with everyone's results. I'm not giving up my coach ... he's great so I'll still buy something when I go see him .. man that stuff is pricey!

Hope everyone has a great day :)

DRegan
03-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Good Morning all!

newday2013, not sure about the TOM thing, did hear that losing weight does
throw things off for us women! I know I had worst headaches during my last cycle, never did before. ;(

Had a good WI last night down 3, yay!!
Lost 9 in three weeks, think I've been trying to lose
this 15lbs since I had my kids, which are 20 and 17yo, LOL!
This is the first program to actually budge the fat!!
6lb to goal!! The hardest part for me will be the summer boating
activities! Drinks,snacks, bbqs!! UGH!
Hopefully everything my coach is teaching me will continue for a lifetime!!
The sun is actually shining today, still cold though, doesnt feel like
Spring! Soon we will probably be complaining its too hot! oh well.

Time to get to work! Thanks for all the inspiring posts, it really helps to
have the support and ideas from all of you!
Have an awesome day everyone!!
D

wk1 5
wk2 1
wk3 3

pocahontas812
03-20-2013, 09:11 AM
Good morning all. Just got this as part of my daily FDA alert email. I think it may have been mentioned before in a thread, but if not:

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars Manufactured by Pro-Amino International, Inc., Quebec, Canada
03/18/2013 05:20 PM EDT


Pro-Amino International Inc. is recalling protein bars which may contain Salmonella. The product is the ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, sold in 210 gram (7.4 oz.) packages, 7 bars per package, bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before date of 2015-08.

. For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

Canadiandieter
03-20-2013, 09:22 AM
Congrats!!! Those are great numbers!:carrot:

amberjules
03-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Good morning everyone! I'm up early today. Decided to get in a bit of exercise first thing rather than waiting to come home after work when I'm exhausted!

Hope everyone has a wonderful, 100% OP day!

Jujubie
03-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Ooh, so not a fan of the potato purée :shrug:

usmcvet
03-20-2013, 09:58 AM
I've been on IP for 5 weeks and today I am going to check out the alternatives on Nashua Nutrition ... I'm a bit nervous but have read enough here and feel comfortable with everyone's results. I'm not giving up my coach ... he's great so I'll still buy something when I go see him .. man that stuff is pricey!

Hope everyone has a great day :)
I use Nashua for almost everything. Including the bars mentioned below. I had one last night, I will check my boxes tonight when I get home. I'm sure if there was an issue I'd already know about it but thanks for the heads up!

Good morning all. Just got this as part of my daily FDA alert email. I think it may have been mentioned before in a thread, but if not:

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars Manufactured by Pro-Amino International, Inc., Quebec, Canada
03/18/2013 05:20 PM EDT


Pro-Amino International Inc. is recalling protein bars which may contain Salmonella. The product is the ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, sold in 210 gram (7.4 oz.) packages, 7 bars per package, bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before date of 2015-08.

. For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

Thanks. These are my FAVORITE they're six carbs and delicious.
:dizzy:

A1Texan
03-20-2013, 10:00 AM
Ooh, so not a fan of the potato purée :shrug:
You should give it another try but mix it with the soup or cauliflower for extra flavor.

StephieDanger
03-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.
I do have at least one concern though- I have really REALLY large calves. I always have. There is plenty of fat on them, but they are mostly muscle. On this diet we tend to keep most of our muscle and I am concerned that the rest of my body will get smaller but my calves will look like they belong to Popeye! Have anyone else run into this? Any suggestions to get them long and lean?

Delgen
03-20-2013, 10:07 AM
I've seen this somewhere in these threads, but can someone exlain to me how this diet affects TOM? I have been in peri menopause (or so I thought) since July: hot flashes, no TOM.. I've been doing IP since March 8th and bam, here's my period!

When you lose fat, estrogen gets released into the bloodstream (since estrogen is stored in fat cells). There are a lot of changes when that happens. I had a TOM after about a year of not having one. There have been a lot of IP babies born.;)

ragdoll74
03-20-2013, 10:16 AM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.
I do have at least one concern though- I have really REALLY large calves. I always have. There is plenty of fat on them, but they are mostly muscle. On this diet we tend to keep most of our muscle and I am concerned that the rest of my body will get smaller but my calves will look like they belong to Popeye! Have anyone else run into this? Any suggestions to get them long and lean?

I don't know how much more you have to lose, but the weight does not come off evenly in this process. When you get down to a healthy body fat percentage, it should all even out. It seems like the area we want to lose the most from, is the last to go. :)

I think standing calf raises help to make them long and lean.

Debrasb
03-20-2013, 10:22 AM
Ooh, so not a fan of the potato purée :shrug:

I have made this into a pancake by adding a little extra water and egg whites, then cooking as a crepe. Top with roasted red peppers and spinach for a yummy sandwich.

I use Nashua for almost everything. Including the bars mentioned below. I had one last night, I will check my boxes tonight when I get home. I'm sure if there was an issue I'd already know about it but thanks for the heads up!


We got an email from Nashua last week that none of these bars should be eaten. They did not offer a refund, however.

Canadiandieter
03-20-2013, 10:23 AM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.
I do have at least one concern though- I have really REALLY large calves. I always have. There is plenty of fat on them, but they are mostly muscle. On this diet we tend to keep most of our muscle and I am concerned that the rest of my body will get smaller but my calves will look like they belong to Popeye! Have anyone else run into this? Any suggestions to get them long and lean?

If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it, throw on some high heels and rock it!!!!

shoediva
03-20-2013, 10:27 AM
I second Canadiandieter! Get on some fabulous heels and don't be worried about it. We are all our own worst critics of course, so most likely the only one that even notices this is you. :^:

amberjules
03-20-2013, 10:32 AM
If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it, throw on some high heels and rock it!!!!

Great advice! I never wear dresses because my calves are big, even when I'm thinner. Maybe it's the high heels that would do the trick!:D

newday2013
03-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Decided after my rough night I'd call in sick today, so I'm laid out on the couch feeling like I'm in labour! Oh, how I didn't miss this...
Thanks for the clarification of the TOM...although I'm not impressed, if this is part of the process, then so be it...didn't miss my [I]friend[I]. I told my husband about the IP babies and he turned white LOL!!! Wondering, if TOM continued or did you just get them that one time?
I haven't try the potato yet either, just sounded nasty. But, since I'm learning to add things to make packs more interesting, I likely will eventualy.
Curious, if you make the switch to alternatives, does you coach drop you? How many products do you need to buy to keep the connection? Wouln't mind switching at least the shakes and bars for cheaper ones. I'll stick with the supplements though, for the price, the quality is very good.

scorbett1103
03-20-2013, 11:16 AM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.
I do have at least one concern though- I have really REALLY large calves. I always have. There is plenty of fat on them, but they are mostly muscle. On this diet we tend to keep most of our muscle and I am concerned that the rest of my body will get smaller but my calves will look like they belong to Popeye! Have anyone else run into this? Any suggestions to get them long and lean?

IP is going to help you drop the fat, but it isn't going to change the SHAPE of your muscles. Once you are at your goal weight and phasing off, look into pilates or yoga classes - the only thing that will change bulky muscles to long and lean muscles is good old fashioned stretching and flexibility exercises.


Curious, if you make the switch to alternatives, does you coach drop you? How many products do you need to buy to keep the connection? Wouln't mind switching at least the shakes and bars for cheaper ones. I'll stick with the supplements though, for the price, the quality is very good.

That depends greatly on your coach - but for the most part, coaches do not like their clients buying products from the competition. For one, they are running a business that is kept going with the help of people buying their products. They aren't charging you for weigh-ins, just for product. For another, they are trained on IP products, not alternative brands. If you run into issues during the process, they don't have training on the ingredients in other products. Once my coach knew I was only using IP vitamins and getting alternative products, we had to part company.

SylviesGirl
03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
WI #5 and down 3! Yay!! :cp:

I can't believe this diet is working. I am losing weight, my aches and pains have gone away, I have more energy, and I'm not having to beat my brains out exercising. Finally, something that works for my body. What a blessing!

Donna Gel
03-20-2013, 11:50 AM
Ooh, so not a fan of the potato purée :shrug:

I mix the potato puree with egg whites and cook them up like a pancake. I also fry it up as is and it is quite tasty.
Donna G

Cheekyskeeter
03-20-2013, 11:51 AM
I bought the potato puree my first week on IP and didn't like it at all but a few weeks later I tried it again and now I like it. I know my tastes are changing since being on IP....I've even bought another box for something different then shakes all the time (and of course the bars....I love them). I've also noticed that in the beginning I loved Big Mac in a Bowl but now I can barely swallow ground beef any more as I just don't like the taste of it any more.

In regards to the large calf muscles....I've got horses and have very muscular legs especially my calves because of the riding and always needed to buy wider tall boots. I've noticed since being on IP I've lost quite a bit of size everywhere but especially in my calves and my favourite tall boots that were always tight there are now quite loose.

amberjules
03-20-2013, 11:53 AM
I started taking Biotin today, 5,000 mcg per day, because I am experiencing a bit of hairloss in the last couple of weeks. I thought it was because I had dyed my hair, so it's normal to get a bit of hairloss, but it seems to be coming out more than usual.

Is anybody else taking Biotin for hairloss and if so, how much do you take and how long did it take before you noticed a difference?

leannekarella
03-20-2013, 12:12 PM
I started taking Biotin today, 5,000 mcg per day, because I am experiencing a bit of hairloss in the last couple of weeks. I thought it was because I had dyed my hair, so it's normal to get a bit of hairloss, but it seems to be coming out more than usual.

Is anybody else taking Biotin for hairloss and if so, how much do you take and how long did it take before you noticed a difference?

I've had intermittent hair loss for the last 2 years because of OTHER health issues not related to dieting. I started taking Zinc about a year ago, at the suggestion of my hair stylist, and it seemed to help a little. I started taking Biotin about a month ago, after reading all the posts on here, and already I do see a difference. I have little hairs growing back in where it was extremely thin. I take two a day... I think they're 500mg. Picked them up at Walmart.

leannekarella
03-20-2013, 12:19 PM
We're still in San Francisco, the kiddo and I, and having a great time. I'm doing very well with staying OP, except for the veggies. I am eating green salads everyday, but finding the select veggies (other than spinach on my salads) is difficult! And we're so busy going here, going there, that when we stop, I just eat a bar or drink my IP drink I brought.

I have to say, though, my energy level is higher than it's been in years, and yesterday, the DD wore out before I did! Feet hurt like **** from all the walking, but the fact I can keep going from 8am - 8pm is pretty miraculous.

2 evenings ago, I took a tumble, stumbled over a manhole cover, and went down hard! I was on the sidewalk, thank goodness, and not in the middle of the road. Road rash on my palms, and sprained my left wrist pretty good. After all is said and done, I realize I "only" sprained my wrist, and I got right back up afterwards. I keep thinking that a few months ago, 30 lbs ago, I would have laid on the ground like a beached whale waiting for help LOL! The other aches set in by morning, but Ibuprofin to the rescue, and we were back out sightseeing by 9am!

mquinn106
03-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Is anybody else taking Biotin for hairloss and if so, how much do you take and how long did it take before you noticed a difference?
I take Biotin, one 5,000 a day. I've noticed a difference even from before IP and I started taking it at the beginning.

In regards to the large calf muscles....I've got horses and have very muscular legs especially my calves because of the riding and always needed to buy wider tall boots. I've noticed since being on IP I've lost quite a bit of size everywhere but especially in my calves and my favourite tall boots that were always tight there are now quite loose.
Mine are massive, but have thankfully lost 1/2 inch so far, my reward will be a pair of cute tall boots for the fall :)

WI #5 and down 3! Yay!! :cp:

I can't believe this diet is working. I am losing weight, my aches and pains have gone away, I have more energy, and I'm not having to beat my brains out exercising. Finally, something that works for my body. What a blessing!
Congrats! It's amazing how IP works and so cut and dry. Easiest/Hardest diet ever!


Having a great day today, had a very nice 4# woosh this morning. TOM had been here for way too long! If only this snow would go away and it would start to actually look/feel like spring!

SylviesGirl
03-20-2013, 12:34 PM
2 evenings ago, I took a tumble, stumbled over a manhole cover, and went down hard! I was on the sidewalk, thank goodness, and not in the middle of the road. Road rash on my palms, and sprained my left wrist pretty good. After all is said and done, I realize I "only" sprained my wrist, and I got right back up afterwards. I keep thinking that a few months ago, 30 lbs ago, I would have laid on the ground like a beached whale waiting for help LOL! The other aches set in by morning, but Ibuprofin to the rescue, and we were back out sightseeing by 9am!

So glad you're okay and that nothing worse happened! I know what you mean about wondering what would have happened 30#s ago. Your tales of more energy and being able to keep going are very inspiring. Enjoy!

The Biotin I take are 5,000. Picked them up at WalMart. I took them right from the start as I was worried about hair loss, so I can't speak to a "change." I take them once per day at this point. The bottle says to take 1 or 2 per day.

SylviesGirl
03-20-2013, 12:37 PM
Congrats! It's amazing how IP works and so cut and dry. Easiest/Hardest diet ever!


Having a great day today, had a very nice 4# woosh this morning. TOM had been here for way too long! If only this snow would go away and it would start to actually look/feel like spring!

Yes, yes it is! I feel like this is the diet I have been looking for all of my adult life. I can feel that this is the right thing for my body.

Congrats on your whoosh!! :carrot: Spring will be here very soon, promise!

fitandfabfrog
03-20-2013, 12:44 PM
WI #5 and down 3! Yay!! :cp:

I can't believe this diet is working. I am losing weight, my aches and pains have gone away, I have more energy, and I'm not having to beat my brains out exercising. Finally, something that works for my body. What a blessing!

I feel the same way! Congrats!!

De11s
03-20-2013, 01:11 PM
I started taking Biotin today, 5,000 mcg per day, because I am experiencing a bit of hairloss in the last couple of weeks. I thought it was because I had dyed my hair, so it's normal to get a bit of hairloss, but it seems to be coming out more than usual.

Is anybody else taking Biotin for hairloss and if so, how much do you take and how long did it take before you noticed a difference?

I started taking 5000 mg a day a couple of months ago and started feeling a difference within a couple of weeks, it also helped that I got my hair cut since it had been over a year...:fr:
Weigh in tonight praying for a big loss- :goodscale

benice
03-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.
I do have at least one concern though- I have really REALLY large calves. I always have. There is plenty of fat on them, but they are mostly muscle. On this diet we tend to keep most of our muscle and I am concerned that the rest of my body will get smaller but my calves will look like they belong to Popeye! Have anyone else run into this? Any suggestions to get them long and lean?

I'm not sure about slimming down your calves, but I can tell you my experience with my big quads. I've always had thick quads (I used to run a lot and always attributed it to that). Weirdly, on this diet, my quads were the first place I began to lose. I've been weight training during this process, so it is not that I'm losing my muscle--I'm actually quite strong right now. I think what I previously thought was all muscle was actually fat stored in there too. The last place I lost weight? My stomach--which was the first place I began to gain. Go figure. Anyway, maybe they will slim down on their own. :)

We're still in San Francisco, the kiddo and I, and having a great time. I'm doing very well with staying OP, except for the veggies. I am eating green salads everyday, but finding the select veggies (other than spinach on my salads) is difficult! And we're so busy going here, going there, that when we stop, I just eat a bar or drink my IP drink I brought.

I have to say, though, my energy level is higher than it's been in years, and yesterday, the DD wore out before I did! Feet hurt like **** from all the walking, but the fact I can keep going from 8am - 8pm is pretty miraculous.

2 evenings ago, I took a tumble, stumbled over a manhole cover, and went down hard! I was on the sidewalk, thank goodness, and not in the middle of the road. Road rash on my palms, and sprained my left wrist pretty good. After all is said and done, I realize I "only" sprained my wrist, and I got right back up afterwards. I keep thinking that a few months ago, 30 lbs ago, I would have laid on the ground like a beached whale waiting for help LOL! The other aches set in by morning, but Ibuprofin to the rescue, and we were back out sightseeing by 9am!

Welcome!! Don't forget your umbrella! It's going to be wet today! If you get a chance to check out the Bay Bridge at night, the new light display is beautiful :)

pocahontas812
03-20-2013, 01:25 PM
I started taking Biotin today, 5,000 mcg per day, because I am experiencing a bit of hairloss in the last couple of weeks. I thought it was because I had dyed my hair, so it's normal to get a bit of hairloss, but it seems to be coming out more than usual.

Is anybody else taking Biotin for hairloss and if so, how much do you take and how long did it take before you noticed a difference?

At my hair dresser's advice, I take biotin 5000 mcg/day, omega 3-6-9 twice a day, and vitamin D3 daily (she didn't tell me how much and it comes in different strengths; I think I am taking 2000 mcg/day). I've been taking the biotin about a month and have finally noticed that I am losing less hair (less hair in the shower drain each morning). My hair also is looking a little shinier and fuller. Of course, this is all subjective....

hebertwhite9
03-20-2013, 01:34 PM
On the third day of IP alternative today...First day off of work since starting, and I am incredibly hungry, despite two shakes already. Think I will try some new veggie recipes for lunch :/ Thanks to everyone who posts here!

SylviesGirl
03-20-2013, 01:36 PM
On the third day of IP alternative today...First day off of work since starting, and I am incredibly hungry, despite two shakes already. Think I will try some new veggie recipes for lunch :/ Thanks to everyone who posts here!

Don't forget to sit down and have a nice cup of hot tea or two. The hot temp seems to quell hunger for a while and it takes time to drink, too. You'll get through it. Good luck!

usmcvet
03-20-2013, 02:12 PM
Good Morning!!
I have been on Ideal protein for 5 weeks now- just had my 4th weigh in on Monday and I am excited to say that I've lost 27.2lbs!! I feel awesome and am so excited for this journey.

Awesome. I was worried about loosing weight and about the need for surgery after because of massive WL. I used it as something to procrastinate and as an excuse for not starting. Now I just don't care. I look and feel better, even w/o my shirt on. I probably will need to think about surgery at some point but that's about 100 pounds away with goal. I've noticed loose skin around my belly and the inside of my thighs but like I said it's totally worth it. I like the idea of heels! :D An excuse to buy yourself a treat. Mini goals and rewards have helped me wuite a bit. Good luck!


I have made this into a pancake by adding a little extra water and egg whites, then cooking as a crepe. Top with roasted red peppers and spinach for a yummy sandwich.



We got an email from Nashua last week that none of these bars should be eaten. They did not offer a refund, however.

Really no refund, not cool. I just got them yesterday so I should be good to go. Thanks.

WI #5 and down 3! Yay!! :cp:

I can't believe this diet is working. I am losing weight, my aches and pains have gone away, I have more energy, and I'm not having to beat my brains out exercising. Finally, something that works for my body. What a blessing!

Awesome, it feels great doesn't it. Keep at it. This is the only thing that's worked for me!

My2loseW8
03-20-2013, 02:14 PM
:hug: Yesterday, later in the day fam4me posted in the Daily that she lost 100lbs in one year! I just wanted to say Congratulations!!!! :dancer::high:
Hope everyone has a great OP day!
~My

MSEMDEE
03-20-2013, 02:30 PM
WI this morning and 5.6 lbs gone forever!
Congrats to all the other "losers" and maintainers out there!

Jujubie
03-20-2013, 02:38 PM
WI this morning and 5.6 lbs gone forever!
Congrats to all the other "losers" and maintainers out there!

:bravo:

Debrasb
03-20-2013, 02:51 PM
Just got out of an office potluck lunch. I stayed 100% OP despite some really tempting things!! Hoping to be rewarded with a woosh at my WI on Friday :-)

lumielumes
03-20-2013, 02:59 PM
Today was weigh-in day. Down -3.6 for total of 30lbs!!! Yay! :carrot: :D

ecmcnamee
03-20-2013, 03:05 PM
Congrats to all the people who've lost!!! Can't wait until my WI on Friday!

FlooNimbus13127
03-20-2013, 03:05 PM
Im pretty new to this diet, but from what I understand our fat cells contain estrogen as well. Once you are in Ketosis the fat along with everything else is released causing a spike in estrogen levels, therefore causing irregularity in TOM cycles (I think)...lol. Ladies?????

That's also what I was told. And I did get a cycle that lasted for 2 weeks when I started.

Jujubie
03-20-2013, 03:20 PM
Can someone remind me how much extra water you need to drink if you have a cup of caffeinated tea?

2Poles1Girl
03-20-2013, 03:21 PM
With the search tool in the hospital, I'm hoping for suggestions on your favorite of herbal teas...I'm hitting a wall and boredom with my normal go-tos. Thanks!

2Poles1Girl
03-20-2013, 03:23 PM
Can someone remind me how much extra water you need to drink if you have a cup of caffeinated tea?

I do a 1:1...if I have 1 cup of coffee, I have 1 cup of water. Not sure it's correct, but that's what I've done with ok results.

DannaA
03-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Week two weigh in this morning... down another 6 pounds... so 20 pounds in two weeks! I can see that my spare tire is shrinking and i LOVE IT :)

On the down side, turns out I have pneumonia ... which has led to extreme coughing fits. Last night I coughed so much that I ended up throwing up my supper :( I got a wicked fever so just crawled into bed. I did go get a protien shake in the middle of the night and sipped at it every time i woke up though.

Today I am going to focus on my drinks and my veggies. I dont know that I can bear the thought of putting meat in my belly right now as even though I am on meds now I am still lightheaded and coughing a lot.

I really hope the meds kick in quickly so I can have my energy back.. I am dragging myself around like death!!!!

GreatLakes86
03-20-2013, 03:46 PM
With the search tool in the hospital, I'm hoping for suggestions on your favorite of herbal teas...I'm hitting a wall and boredom with my normal go-tos. Thanks!

Lately I have been drinking a lot of the Good Earth brand teas. They have a sweet and spicy one that is very tasty. And a decaf Chai that is quite good. I also am a fan of Constant Comment Decaf. And I have been putting a bag of mint tea in my liter water bottle to give it a little boost. Yogi makes a Thai Spice tea that is yummy and also a Mayan Mocha...or Mayan Cocoa...something like that. I like to put one of those in with the Good Earth Chai in my giant mug. Loving tea right now! Can ya tell? ;)

GreatLakes86
03-20-2013, 03:51 PM
Today I am going to focus on my drinks and my veggies. I dont know that I can bear the thought of putting meat in my belly right now as even though I am on meds now I am still lightheaded and coughing a lot.

Sorry you are so sick! My coach had said that in a pinch, 2 IP products equals your 8 oz of meat. Perhaps you could just try to get in an extra packet or two spaced out over the day. Something like the pre-mix drinks might be easier to try when you are feeling so bad. Get well soon!

Knock on wood, I have avoided being sick on IP so far despite a lot of people around me getting ill. I had that nasty flu/cold over New Year's and it took about 3 weeks to get over. I delayed starting IP until I was well and I am still mad that I could have been 3 weeks further into the process if I hadn't been sick!

SylviesGirl
03-20-2013, 03:56 PM
With the search tool in the hospital, I'm hoping for suggestions on your favorite of herbal teas...I'm hitting a wall and boredom with my normal go-tos. Thanks!

I'm not sure what you've tried and are sick of, but lately, I've been enjoying the Peach tea (decaf) by Bigelow. It is very fruity and satisfying when I want to feel like I am having a treat. (Like the other night when my son was sitting next to me eating jelly beans! I put 2 splenda packets in -- something I never usually do -- to make it candy sweet and it got me through. I hadn't used any all day.) Normally, though, the tea is good enough for me w/o sweetener and, maybe, one sometimes. I like Constant Comment, too.

RareBird
03-20-2013, 04:10 PM
I'm invited to a New England clam boil for dinner tonight (soft shell steamers). Short of bringing a scale with me and weighing after I shell them, I don't have a clue how to figure how many are in 8 ounces. I thought I could find that info on the internet, but all the weights/quantities I've found are weight before they are shelled. Does anyone have an idea approximately how many shelled clams are in 8 ounces? Thanks in advance.

ladylunk
03-20-2013, 04:15 PM
I'm invited to a New England clam boil for dinner tonight (soft shell steamers). Short of bringing a scale with me and weighing after I shell them, I don't have a clue how to figure how many are in 8 ounces. I thought I could find that info on the internet, but all the weights/quantities I've found are weight before they are shelled. Does anyone have an idea approximately how many shelled clams are in 8 ounces? Thanks in advance.

Worst case scenario just eyeball it to what your regualr 8oz portion size looks like. I am sure it's not going to hurt if you are a bit over or under one day.

newday2013
03-20-2013, 04:17 PM
On the third day of IP alternative today...First day off of work since starting, and I am incredibly hungry, despite two shakes already. Think I will try some new veggie recipes for lunch :/ Thanks to everyone who posts here!

Don't forget to drink, drink, drink...made all the difference to me! Plus, for me, I had to eat some meat (2oz) at lunch and a huge salad, my job is very active. :dizzy:

benice
03-20-2013, 04:19 PM
Have you tried mint tea? I love mint medley by Bigelow. I also love Republic of Tea brand. Really delicious tea.

newday2013
03-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Week two weigh in this morning... down another 6 pounds... so 20 pounds in two weeks! I can see that my spare tire is shrinking and i LOVE IT :)

I call it my Canadian Tire, LOL!!! Starting to look like I have a flat now! LOL

I really hope the meds kick in quickly so I can have my energy back.. I am dragging myself around like death!!!!

I hope you feel better soon too...hugzzz

2Poles1Girl
03-20-2013, 04:32 PM
Wow, thank you for all the tea suggestions. I'm going to hit the store after work and load up!

fitandfabfrog
03-20-2013, 04:47 PM
WI this morning and 5.6 lbs gone forever!
Congrats to all the other "losers" and maintainers out there!

YEAH! Way to go!

Mizzthingaling
03-20-2013, 04:50 PM
I like Celestial Tea in Lemon Zinger and Sleepy Time. I have started making my own hibiscus and lemon mix. I love it.

GreatLakes86
03-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Have you tried the Sleepy Time Vanilla? It's really yummy! I am kind of a vanilla fiend. :)

MSEMDEE
03-20-2013, 05:02 PM
With the search tool in the hospital, I'm hoping for suggestions on your favorite of herbal teas...I'm hitting a wall and boredom with my normal go-tos. Thanks!

My new favorite is Stash brand Lemon-ginger and Myer Lemon.

JessicaR
03-20-2013, 05:25 PM
Hi, I'm back again after a year. Today is my first day back on. I can't remember what the rule is for fat free chicken brother and egg whites. Can we have them as a snack?

scorbett1103
03-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Hi, I'm back again after a year. Today is my first day back on. I can't remember what the rule is for fat free chicken brother and egg whites. Can we have them as a snack?

Chicken broth has to be 0 fat and 0 carb - I use the College Inn fat free, low sodium broth often, or I make my own!

2 egg whites can be used once per day as a snack or to use in a recipe with the packets. They are essentially 0/0/0 in that amount.

JessicaR
03-20-2013, 05:34 PM
Chicken broth has to be 0 fat and 0 carb - I use the College Inn fat free, low sodium broth often, or I make my own!

2 egg whites can be used once per day as a snack or to use in a recipe with the packets. They are essentially 0/0/0 in that amount.

Thank you! I think I need to run out to the store. I forgot how rough this can be.

scorbett1103
03-20-2013, 05:36 PM
Thank you! I think I need to run out to the store. I forgot how rough this can be.

Don't forget that lettuce is unlimited - a bowl of lettuce was my go-to during MANY hungry moments!

JessicaR
03-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Don't forget that lettuce is unlimited - a bowl of lettuce was my go-to during MANY hungry moments!

I just can't stand the WF salad dressings. Is there a link here on any good hacks for them? I think I used to add ginger to one.

amberjules
03-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Thank you to everyone for feedback on Biotin and hairloss. There's so much conflicting information out there and VERY different dosage amounts to choose from.

scorbett1103
03-20-2013, 05:47 PM
I just can't stand the WF salad dressings. Is there a link here on any good hacks for them? I think I used to add ginger to one.

LOL if I was hungry enough, a little lemon juice and kosher salt was enough! I actually found a few WF dressings I really liked, but I know some people have just doctored them up to suit their own tastes.

Jujubie
03-20-2013, 05:53 PM
I just can't stand the WF salad dressings. Is there a link here on any good hacks for them? I think I used to add ginger to one.



Asian Dressing
1/8 c olive oil
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
1/3 c Soy sauce
2 T Dijon or hot mustard
1 T garlic
ginger (optional) wasabi(optional-Scott's favorite) Blend on high

This one is really good:
Basil dressing
1/8 c Olive oil
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T Garlic
2 T Basil in the tube
1 T. lime juice
salt and pepper

JessicaR
03-20-2013, 06:18 PM
Asian Dressing
1/8 c olive oil
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
1/3 c Soy sauce
2 T Dijon or hot mustard
1 T garlic
ginger (optional) wasabi(optional-Scott's favorite) Blend on high

This one is really good:
Basil dressing
1/8 c Olive oil
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T Garlic
2 T Basil in the tube
1 T. lime juice
salt and pepper

Thank you! I will make the Asian one tonight.

tam67green
03-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Happy Wednesday! This has been a busy thread today.
I had my WI today and was down 3.2! :carrot:
I hope to be in the 170's very soon...I honestly don't remember the last time I was at that weight! If I still had my wedding dress, I bet it would fit me again...or maybe be loose!

Tomorrow and Friday I am going to an two-day workshop. Since I work in the school system (i.e., no extra funds), snacks and lunch etc. aren't provided. We are on our own for lunch, so I am packing and eating in my car for the lunch hour. I figure I will take my Kindle and enjoy a quiet lunch hour, instead of going out to eat at a nearby restaurant.
Between those two days, a family birthday party on Saturday,and next weekend being Easter, it will a challenging couple of weeks! But I feel confident that I have the tools and will power to get through it. :)

Pixie111
03-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Had my first WI and down by 4.8 :)

I have about 50lb to lose to get to my ideal weight. since I am a petite, I am not expecting big losses but this does feel very good :)

pinkeetoz
03-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Way to go, Pixie and Tam!!:carrot::carrot:

usmcvet
03-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Wicked Hungry! But I'm happy because I know I'm back on track. Going to bed early tonight! :carrot:

De11s
03-20-2013, 09:07 PM
With the search tool in the hospital, I'm hoping for suggestions on your favorite of herbal teas...I'm hitting a wall and boredom with my normal go-tos. Thanks!

I am in love with the Cinnamon Hibiscus Tea from Kroger Private Selections..No sweetener needed.:coffee:

WI tonight So excited down 2.2 lbs and another 1.75 inches. Getting so close to goal!!:yay:

bbb60
03-20-2013, 09:11 PM
I'm home from China and back in my regular routine. Had my weigh in this morning and even though I was sure I had made wise choices when I really didn't have much control over my food for 2 weeks, I was very excited. I lost 6.5 lbs for a total of 32. YAY!!!

Donna Gel
03-20-2013, 09:57 PM
I'm home from China and back in my regular routine. Had my weigh in this morning and even though I was sure I had made wise choices when I really didn't have much control over my food for 2 weeks, I was very excited. I lost 6.5 lbs for a total of 32. YAY!!!
good for you!!!
Donna Gel.

BEEGEE
03-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Had my 8 week weigh in today down a total of 23.2 pounds!! So motivating to see the weight coming off every single week. We ALL can do this...... one day at a time!!!

AnnaBoBanna
03-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Heard some talk of teas? Some of my favorites:

Celestial Seasonings
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Country Peach Passion (cold)
Bengal Spice (hot, spicy chai tea)
Chamomile (hot)
Sweet Apple Chamomile (hot)
Sleepytime (hot)
Wild Berry Zinger (cold)

I also like the Smooth Moves Tea (hot), and Tazo Passion Tea (cold, DELICIOUS).

And I'll pretty much drink any black or green teas :-)

Dinie89
03-20-2013, 11:27 PM
After a slow week last week of a .3 loss -- I had a 5.2 lb lost to make up for it now - yay =)

leannekarella
03-20-2013, 11:27 PM
Welcome!! Don't forget your umbrella! It's going to be wet today! If you get a chance to check out the Bay Bridge at night, the new light display is beautiful :)

Thanks, Benice...
We had rain jackets so we were good. We have the PERFECT view of the bay bridge from our hotel room! First night we were here, we sat and watched it for over an hour. Really awesome!

AnnaBoBanna
03-20-2013, 11:27 PM
After a slow week last week of a .3 loss -- I had a 5.2 lb lost to make up for it now - yay =)

WOW that's great! Bet it cheered you up, huh?

AnnaBoBanna
03-20-2013, 11:30 PM
I've been popping in once in a while, super busy with nursing school. Clinicals, micro exams, nursing lectures....ugh. I am also at the beginning stages of planning a wedding on top of everything.

I've been doing well, lost about 9lbs the past two weeks. I also just got over my TOM and am hoping for a little whoosh!

Love reading everyone's posts, so happy for all the life changes :-)

lisa32989
03-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Ooh, so not a fan of the potato purée :shrug:
OMG...I LOVE to make zucchini/potato muffins (rolls) from this!
It is a go-to grab-n-go lunch for me!

Good morning everyone! I'm up early today. Decided to get in a bit of exercise first thing rather than waiting to come home after work when I'm exhausted!
I've been getting up at 5 to exercise. It is a great start to the day...although sometimes takes some convincing on cold mornings when I'd rather stay cozy.


AnnaBoBanna: Nice to see you back!

JenRem
03-21-2013, 12:06 AM
So many great WI's; difficult to name them all!
Congrats to all of you who are staying OP and seeing the results either on the scale, in measurements, or in loose clothing.
Keep it up! :) Jen

Success is Messy
03-21-2013, 12:10 AM
I'm home from China and back in my regular routine. Had my weigh in this morning and even though I was sure I had made wise choices when I really didn't have much control over my food for 2 weeks, I was very excited. I lost 6.5 lbs for a total of 32. YAY!!!

That's awesome! So hard to stay op and travel.

Trina M
03-21-2013, 01:32 AM
I am in a bit of a dilemma and welcome any advice. I'm matron of honor in a wedding. Just asked New Year's Eve and I have to go order the dress. The wedding is in August. I am hopeful of being at my goal for June but the dresses need to be ordered 3 months before at the latest. The bride to be wants us ordering the dresses on Saturday. I don't know what size to order! The dresses have chiffon as the skirt and that can be tricky to alter. I would rather take the dress in than have to let it out. I have 50 lbs to lose and thought to order a dress 2 sizes smaller. Any advice is appreciated.