Ideal Protein Diet - Starting IP 03.25.2013




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GetYa1
03-26-2013, 12:28 AM
After reading through the various threads today, I noticed there are several people who have started the IP program today or are restarting today. Personally, that is very encouraging to me. I like to know someone is in the boat (so to speak) with me. :)

I'm hoping we can keep in touch and update on our progress.

My husband and I are doing IP together. His Day 1 was just fine. My Day 1 was rough...not even gonna lie. I have had a lot of water, my IP foods and still felt really nauseous this afternoon. I am feeling some-what better this evening, post-dinner. I'm hopeful I'll feel better tomorrow.

I look forward to sharing my journey and encouraging all of you. :)

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A little about me...
I am 34 years old, 5'9" and I weigh 210. I became overweight during high school and have been overweight my entire adulthood. I am ready to change. I am ready to be healthy. Here we go!


Delgen
03-26-2013, 01:53 AM
After reading through the various threads today, I noticed there are several people who have started the IP program today or are restarting today. Personally, that is very encouraging to me. I like to know someone is in the boat (so to speak) with me. :)

I'm hoping we can keep in touch and update on our progress.

My husband and I are doing IP together. His Day 1 was just fine. My Day 1 was rough...not even gonna lie. I have had a lot of water, my IP foods and still felt really nauseous this afternoon. I am feeling some-what better this evening, post-dinner. I'm hopeful I'll feel better tomorrow.

I look forward to sharing my journey and encouraging all of you. :)

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A little about me...
I am 34 years old, 5'9" and I weigh 210. I became overweight during high school and have been overweight my entire adulthood. I am ready to change. I am ready to be healthy. Here we go!
Day 1 is always hard. Hang in there . It gets easy:carrot:

GetYa1
03-26-2013, 02:36 AM
Thanks! I'll take the motivation.


Success is Messy
03-26-2013, 08:41 AM
The first few days are going to be rocky, and don't worry your husband will see what you mean. Day 3 and 4 were bad for me. The weight you will loose in the first week makes it all worth it. I will keep looking for your progression. We have all gone through it so share on the boards and you will get plenty of support.

JenRem
03-26-2013, 03:44 PM
GetYa1 - WELCOME
and your hubby - WELCOME

My DH (darling husband) and I started IP together back in October 2012. It's really great being on the same page and being able to get all the unacceptable food out of the house. Just be prepared that the guys always lose weight faster, so don't let that get you down. My husband phased-out in February and is maintaing well. Since, the guy will probably get to his goal weight faster, the upside is you get to watch him go through P2 - P3 - P4 and the potential challenges before you. There are other couple teams on the site, so you have some company.
Good Luck to you both. Be sure to come here as often as possible, we all find it really helpful to stay OP. BTW, there is a Men's Thread the DH might want to check out!
Here's to you both getting through the infamous first week - you can do it! :) Jen

musicsmylife
03-26-2013, 11:09 PM
My first three days were the roughest. You are lucky to have your husband on the journey with you. Hang in there...it really does get easier.

leadedge
03-27-2013, 12:41 AM
After reading through the various threads today, I noticed there are several people who have started the IP program today or are restarting today. Personally, that is very encouraging to me. I like to know someone is in the boat (so to speak) with me. :)

I'm hoping we can keep in touch and update on our progress.

My husband and I are doing IP together. His Day 1 was just fine. My Day 1 was rough...not even gonna lie. I have had a lot of water, my IP foods and still felt really nauseous this afternoon. I am feeling some-what better this evening, post-dinner. I'm hopeful I'll feel better tomorrow.

I look forward to sharing my journey and encouraging all of you. :)

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A little about me...
I am 34 years old, 5'9" and I weigh 210. I became overweight during high school and have been overweight my entire adulthood. I am ready to change. I am ready to be healthy. Here we go!


Congrats on starting! You picked the right diet, that's for sure!! The support at 3FC has been great for me. Tell your Hubby to join the "Man Thread". We always have some great stuff going on. Of course, ladies are welcome too...

GetYa1
03-27-2013, 12:59 AM
Thanks everyone. IDK if I'll be able to get DH on the boards, but I appreciate the advice I've received thus far. I'm looking forward to being much healthier...very soon!

foreveryoung
03-27-2013, 01:09 AM
1st week is rough but it gets better :) don't get discourage if you encounter some bumps on the road I.e. nausea, scale doesn't move, lightheaded, etc. you can do it :)

Tziri
03-27-2013, 01:59 AM
Welcome!

SS14
03-27-2013, 11:40 AM
Welcome!

I am with you...I re-started on 3/25/13, too. I am doing fine...I generally don't get the symptoms that most people get. I hope that today goes well for you...day 3!!

One issue that I have had, though, is an itching problem. Last night was kind of rough. It started in the palms of my hands, arches, then on my legs, and even my scalp. I'm confused because this didn't happen to me the first time around. Just wondering if I'm allergic to something (I'm eating the same items as last time though), or if it is my body detoxing.

Good luck to you...hang in there. The advice given above is all pretty good!

JodiB74
03-27-2013, 04:47 PM
OMG!! I started yesterday and I'm starving!!! I have headaches and nausea. I'm eating sea salt out of my hand like candy to try and combat the headache!! Please tell me there is somekne else out there that experienced this?!?!:?:

Canadiandieter
03-27-2013, 05:30 PM
OMG!! I started yesterday and I'm starving!!! I have headaches and nausea. I'm eating sea salt out of my hand like candy to try and combat the headache!! Please tell me there is somekne else out there that experienced this?!?!:?:

I had the same issue on my first day, I was starving. I told myself that it would pass and maybe it was just a mental thing that I had started and couldn't eat or drink like I used too. I have also experienced the nausea and have done the salt like which usually solved the problem. Hang in there. I'm almost 4 weeks in now and trust me, it does get easier and better. Maybe try drinking some hot tea, It helped me when I felt hungry. You can do it :carrot:

GetYa1
03-27-2013, 06:43 PM
Day 1 was terrible for me. Very nauseous, but Days 2 and 3 have proved to be much better. I have not been ill at all.

My husband started 03.25, too. He's felt very lethargic, but hasn't had the nausea I experienced.

JenRem
03-27-2013, 06:48 PM
OMG!! I started yesterday and I'm starving!!! I have headaches and nausea. I'm eating sea salt out of my hand like candy to try and combat the headache!! Please tell me there is somekne else out there that experienced this?!?!:?:

I don't have any P1 acceptable suggestions for nausea.
However, if you are having headaches (esp. if you are used to a lot of caffeine from sodas, etc) and the salt tricks or tea don't help.... It's totally ok to take a Tylenol or Advil; whatever you'd normally take for a headache. Just don't have Excedrin because that has caffeine and you'll just be prolonging the withdrawals. :) Jen

goldilocksinct
03-27-2013, 09:52 PM
OMG!! I started yesterday and I'm starving!!! I have headaches and nausea. I'm eating sea salt out of my hand like candy to try and combat the headache!! Please tell me there is somekne else out there that experienced this?!?!:?: I did! I'm not sure I was actually starving, but my head was really hurting and did the salt thing also. Thankfully that is well in my past now and I feel good! After a few days I started feeling much better. For some weeks I would have times I felt head achy, but I haven't had that in a really long time and I am now 3 months in!

dchild8989
04-01-2013, 06:45 PM
We started IP March 27, it is the first time for my husband to be on a "structured diet" and he is doing ok with it .. I have been on the "New Direction Diet" ... looking forward to getting thru the 1st full week. :)




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GetYa1
04-02-2013, 01:57 AM
We started IP March 27, it is the first time for my husband to be on a "structured diet" and he is doing ok with it .. I have been on the "New Direction Diet" ... looking forward to getting thru the 1st full week. :)

This is the first time mine has been on a structured diet, also. I did WW years ago, but we are doing IP together. So far, so good. :)

Lesa03
04-02-2013, 02:39 AM
I started 3-25 also and I was actually throwing up by the end of the day. I'm good now though but I did cheat a little on Easter and had some ham.... But I've lost 4lbs... Good luck to you and your hubby! Mine keeps eating stuff like Cheetos in front of me, but I keep resisting ;)

cdnmomof2
04-02-2013, 03:57 AM
I started 3/18, so one week ahead of you. The first 5 days were fine. It was day 6/7 I felt all the first day symptoms. So odd. But I did lose 10lbs that first week. Yes a lot of is water weight and drastic change to my diet but that's ok. What a great start!! Keep goin! in just the few days I've been on this site I've accumulated so many great recipes! There is no way I will be bored and that's great :)

It will be awesome to see where we all are in 30 days!

safetylady
04-02-2013, 07:21 AM
I am in my 4th week of IP and have to say that there were a few days in the first two weeks that were real rough. Had trouble with being light headed, sick to my stomach, and even a bit of a racing heart. Once I hit the start of the 3rd week, I was fine.

My weight loss after 3 weeks is 14.2 and am now only 8 pounds from goal. Great program.