Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Tuesday 4/2/2013




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lisa32989
04-02-2013, 07:31 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

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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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lisa32989
04-02-2013, 07:34 AM
Good morning

If you are new, THIS is the place to introduce yourself or ask questions. No need to start new threads for that!

Be sure to check out the links in the first post and also in the stickies. LOTS of info there!

Happy Tuesday everyone. Have a great OP day.
If you haven't planned your food today, sit down and do it now! Success comes with having a plan and sticking to it.

lisa32989
04-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Maybe a NSV, I went to and signed up for an account at MFP. I have a terrible track record with an online tracking site (have had no problem with keeping my food journal though.) Will try to keep it updated, even found where to change my goals, Honestly that took me an hour in itself. Believe I have the goals at 950 calories, 15% carbs, 55% protein and 30% fat. Does that seem about right? (the carbs at that % is 36 grams a day, and thought the range is roughly 20-40)
My coach said approx 20/30/50% carbs/fat/protein & not to go over 1000 cals but I'm usually under so 950 is probly fine. She also said not to get hung up on numbers & if online is easier than paper then DO IT! I also added fiber tracking so I could more easily see net carbs, which usually are under 40g.
I think MFP is a very helpful tool and tracking is a good skill to start now b/c it will be necessary in maintenance.


MntRose
04-02-2013, 08:40 AM
My coach said approx 20/30/50% carbs/fat/protein & not to go over 1000 cals but I'm usually under so 950 is probly fine. She also said not to get hung up on numbers & if online is easier than paper than DO IT! I also added fiber tracking so I could more easily see net carbs, which usually are under 40g.
I think MFP is a very helpful tool and tracking is a good skill to start now b/c it will be necessary in maintenance.

Thanks Lisa! From everything I have seen here on the forums I knew I would need to get into this habit as doing the tracking online will end up giving all the information I will need when I go to maintenance. Just have to get into the habit.

Oh yes, the Easter bunny finally got to me!Week 10 WE today at a svellte 182.8!!! that's a huge 4.4 pounds for me <3

DRegan
04-02-2013, 08:50 AM
My coach said approx 20/30/50% carbs/fat/protein & not to go over 1000 cals but I'm usually under so 950 is probly fine. She also said not to get hung up on numbers & if online is easier than paper than DO IT! I also added fiber tracking so I could more easily see net carbs, which usually are under 40g.
I think MFP is a very helpful tool and tracking is a good skill to start now b/c it will be necessary in maintenance.

Morning all!

I use MFP app on my phone, just started that about a week ago,
I really like it, its good to see what I'm eating and keep track of it.
Sometimes the calories seem so low, hard to believe i feel so good!
Especially when Im eating fish or shrimp, big difference in calories.

Well hope you all have a great OP day!:carrot:
WI tonite, my scales says 1 down, we'll see, I did stay OP, these last
few pounds are gonna be slow and expensive, so I will stick with it, so
worth every lb down. Almost wedding weight, its been 22 years!! LOL!

Ciao for now!;)

D

newday2013
04-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I found MFP really confusing to navigate...
And wow rose on the loss, my WI is Thursday, trying to stay positive, with all the ham I ate :)
Off to work, got my salad and pasta ready (made last night). Added some kelp chips and a bar to my bag cause I'm getting my hair done after work. Dinner will be late. Have a wonderful day IPeeps!!!

ecmcnamee
04-02-2013, 09:08 AM
Morning everyone!! I've been a MFP user for years and it's how I lost 40 some pounds 2 years ago ... before my thyroid decided to be stupid. I do track there and also on paper but mostly on MFP so it stays a regular part of my day.

Did well this weekend .. no chocolate and stayed OP ... it was hard though .. so much good food and I found myself missing it a little bit but I survived.

I was a little disappointed that not one person in my extended family (who I haven't seen since Christmas) didn't notice that I've lost almost 30 pounds :/

Oh well .. I notice and that's what matters. Happy Tuesday!

Cheekyskeeter
04-02-2013, 10:06 AM
I know it's tough when those closest to you don't notice or just don't bother to comment on your weight loss but I wouldn't worry about it. You're absolutely right that YOU notice and that's what really matters.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm anxiously counting down the hours till I see my chiropractor and acupuncturist. I've got a bad back to begin with and last week while out at the barn I was trying to jump across a wet muddy patch in one of the horse paddocks....well my boot got stuck and I ended up falling completely in the mud (ok I'm sure it was MOSTLY mud). Well I've obviously twisted my back and now I'm numb right down my right arm into my fingers. Oh joy! I hope she can fix me up.

mrskuby
04-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Good morning all! I have a question...has anyone presented this plan to their Dr and been told to only do it for a couple of weeks? My SIL brought the info packet that I got from my coach to her Dr and she was told that it would be okay but only for a couple of weeks. My SIL needs to lose significant weight and has had a hard time losing. Apparently her Dr. is concerned because she can't eat fruit...she hardly eats fruit now and she certainly doesn't eat 4 cups of veggies everyday even when she's doing WW.

I told her that if she was only going to do it for a couple of weeks, then it isn't worth doing...she'll lose water weight and maybe a few lbs but the once she starts eating normally, she'll gain the water weight back. Not worth the first 3 days of carb withdrawal, IMHO. Just wondering what your take on this is...

IdealProteinNewbie
04-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Regarding the BBQ ridge discussion from yesterday's thread...there was a recall on those and the salt & vinegar ridges.

S&V are available to order again but BBQ isn't quite yet.

Halfagain
04-02-2013, 10:53 AM
I know it's tough when those closest to you don't notice or just don't bother to comment on your weight loss but I wouldn't worry about it. You're absolutely right that YOU notice and that's what really matters.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm anxiously counting down the hours till I see my chiropractor and acupuncturist. I've got a bad back to begin with and last week while out at the barn I was trying to jump across a wet muddy patch in one of the horse paddocks....well my boot got stuck and I ended up falling completely in the mud (ok I'm sure it was MOSTLY mud). Well I've obviously twisted my back and now I'm numb right down my right arm into my fingers. Oh joy! I hope she can fix me up.
I so agree with you on the others noticing. Others will notice and feel silly they didn't notice earlier in the end. Just keep on keeping on :-)
I'm sorry about your fall. Reminded me of the times I stepped out of my barn boot in "mostly" mud due to the boot getting stuck around the cow feeders- ugh. Falling in it, in this cold weather, just gives me chills thinking about it. On the good side (always looking for that, and you can't unfall so why not consider...) people pay good $$ for mud baths ;). Wishing you a fast recovery.

Thanks Lisa! From everything I have seen here on the forums I knew I would need to get into this habit as doing the tracking online will end up giving all the information I will need when I go to maintenance. Just have to get into the habit.

Oh yes, the Easter bunny finally got to me!Week 10 WE today at a svellte 182.8!!! that's a huge 4.4 pounds for me <3
For what it's worth, all the other diets I've done I have not tracked my foods as directed. I just couldn't get into it. This time, I am tracking and if it's tracking that has kept me on course, or being on course that has helped me track, I can't say. But - it's working! I know I don't want to track things I shouldn't be eating so that I believe is the key - even if I don't show my journal to anyone else, "I" know what's on there.
Good morning all! I have a question...has anyone presented this plan to their Dr and been told to only do it for a couple of weeks? My SIL brought the info packet that I got from my coach to her Dr and she was told that it would be okay but only for a couple of weeks. My SIL needs to lose significant weight and has had a hard time losing. Apparently her Dr. is concerned because she can't eat fruit...she hardly eats fruit now and she certainly doesn't eat 4 cups of veggies everyday even when she's doing WW.

I told her that if she was only going to do it for a couple of weeks, then it isn't worth doing...she'll lose water weight and maybe a few lbs but the once she starts eating normally, she'll gain the water weight back. Not worth the first 3 days of carb withdrawal, IMHO. Just wondering what your take on this is...
I agree that this is not a short term start/stop diet. Putting yourself thru the carb withdrawl (to me) is not worth it for such a short time period. My doctor was very supportive even though she did not know IP (I told her it was similar to Atkins without the fat). She wanted to do tests every 3 months. After initial start test and the results after three months she was really happy with the changes that showed up. Perhaps your SIL might consider talking to Dr. about follow up after a certain point to ensure all is well?

mrskuby
04-02-2013, 11:07 AM
I agree that this is not a short term start/stop diet. Putting yourself thru the carb withdrawl (to me) is not worth it for such a short time period. My doctor was very supportive even though she did not know IP (I told her it was similar to Atkins without the fat). She wanted to do tests every 3 months. After initial start test and the results after three months she was really happy with the changes that showed up. Perhaps your SIL might consider talking to Dr. about follow up after a certain point to ensure all is well?

SIL says she is going to do the diet until her next appt in a month. I told her to keep in mind that her dr is not a nutritionist or dietician so she isn't necessarily the authority on diets...after all she hasn't come up with a diet to help SIL so far. I also told SIL that after seeing the amazing results, feeling good and not being hungry, she prolly won't care what the dr says! :p

charliebear99
04-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Morning everyone!! I've been a MFP user for years and it's how I lost 40 some pounds 2 years ago ... before my thyroid decided to be stupid. I do track there and also on paper but mostly on MFP so it stays a regular part of my day.

Did well this weekend .. no chocolate and stayed OP ... it was hard though .. so much good food and I found myself missing it a little bit but I survived.

I was a little disappointed that not one person in my extended family (who I haven't seen since Christmas) didn't notice that I've lost almost 30 pounds :/

Oh well .. I notice and that's what matters. Happy Tuesday!

Oh I know what you are talking about. When my weight loss journey started I lost 30lbs to get to where I am today (and have been stuck for 2 years). I went from a size 18 to a size 12. My coworkers complimented me but my immediate family said NOTHING when they came to visit. And you have to realize they hadn't seen me in months so the difference should have been striking. And I did get a few comments about being fat from them after I had my son since I was thin my entire life until a complicated pregnancy helped me gain a ton of weight.

Point is, you love your family and friends but they can be real turds when it comes to being supportive. Just keep telling yourself "its them not you". I just joined a weight watchers support group because I'm doing IP at home with organic products so I don't have an IP coach. I have my first meeting today and I hope talking with others helps to motivate me as much as one-on-one with a coach.

Congrats on your weight loss. I have PCOS and I understand how hard won weight loss is when you have endocrine issues. :hug: :p

-Teresa

Erica6700
04-02-2013, 11:31 AM
Today is only Day 2 for me...I actually feel great, has not been bad at all. I have a 2L water bottle that I drink throughout the day at work....on top of that I have about 16oz. before work and another 16 oz. after work. I am sure that is a fine amount of water but I find myself thirsty even still...can I drink too much water for this diet??????????? Has anyone ever asked their coach this question?

Cheekyskeeter
04-02-2013, 11:38 AM
When I saw my Doctor last month she noticed immediately that I had lost a lot of weight. I told her exactly what I was doing and her only small concern was the amount of salt intake. I had suffered with high blood pressure for years and was on meds to control it. But, I'm now completely off my meds and my bp is sitting in the normal range.

charliebear99
04-02-2013, 11:41 AM
Anyone here doing IP plan with non-IP name brand products at home? I just wondered what shakes you liked. Or how much success people are having without the accountability of a coach?

Cheekyskeeter
04-02-2013, 11:42 AM
Today is only Day 2 for me...I actually feel great, has not been bad at all. I have a 2L water bottle that I drink throughout the day at work....on top of that I have about 16oz. before work and another 16 oz. after work. I am sure that is a fine amount of water but I find myself thirsty even still...can I drink too much water for this diet??????????? Has anyone ever asked their coach this question?

Honestly I drink a ton of water throughout the day. I reach my recommended limit well before lunch time but continue to drink it after. I do try and limit what I drink after dinner as I'm already getting up numerous times in the night to use the bathroom :^: Water has become my new addiction. I have a huge thermos with an attached straw that I use in my car and even for short trips I need to have it with me.

NewDawn1
04-02-2013, 11:55 AM
I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?

Alma4343
04-02-2013, 12:03 PM
I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?

I wish there was an easy answer to this question. I always think about when I am able to really accomplish something and how to get into that mind set. For me, my parents and niece had all lost a lot of weight on IP and I didn't want to be the heaviest one in my family. They all have gained some of the weight back, but for some reason, I have been able to stay motivated. I really want to figure out how to keep this mind set that I have right now. I was having a little trouble at the first of January and decided to maintain for a while, which I did. I am now back to 100% and losing again. And, I throw out my bigger clothes as I go and I really cannot afford to buy more! Good luck to you and finding your motivation!

bttrhalf
04-02-2013, 12:21 PM
When I saw my Doctor last month she noticed immediately that I had lost a lot of weight. I told her exactly what I was doing and her only small concern was the amount of salt intake. I had suffered with high blood pressure for years and was on meds to control it. But, I'm now completely off my meds and my bp is sitting in the normal range.

My doctor is thrilled with what i have been doing, I saw him yesterday and I'm now off all meds but we are watching my cholesterol. one of the numbers was up but everything else was great, he wouldn't stop saying how wonderful it was that I've lost so much (made me very happy). so all i have to do is blood work about every three months and I don't even need to see him for that, he will send the results and call if he wants to see me.
:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:
I weighed in last friday and i'm down another 1.6 no inches but i like it any way. only 1.4 to go. I plan on starting P2 this friday after weigh in. wish me luck;)

YankeeLady57
04-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Hi all - I lost a bunch of weight a year ago, managed not to gain every bit of it back once I phased out, but I'm not happy with where I'm at after the long northern winter. Insulation? More to love? I'm not having either! So I went went back on program April 1. Really glad this forum is here! Sending a shout out to all my comrades who are starting up again this spring!

MntRose
04-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Today is only Day 2 for me...I actually feel great, has not been bad at all. I have a 2L water bottle that I drink throughout the day at work....on top of that I have about 16oz. before work and another 16 oz. after work. I am sure that is a fine amount of water but I find myself thirsty even still...can I drink too much water for this diet??????????? Has anyone ever asked their coach this question?

I did the math and it seems you are at 52 ounces of water a day, to me the diet seems to want you to get a minimum of 64 ounces (That is the standard 8 eight ounce glasses a day). Then there is a formula about having x amount of extra ounces for each pound you want or need to lose. I can't remember the exact amounts but many here will know. That being said I average between 100 - 120 ounces a day.


Anyone here doing IP plan with non-IP name brand products at home? I just wondered what shakes you liked. Or how much success people are having without the accountability of a coach?

There is an alternatives thread, tons of people are doing this and chime in there with what tasted good to them and many ideas for staying OP while doing alternatives. This is the current open thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/266666-alternative-reviews-vol-1-a.html

I hope you find lots of answers there, I know I have.

Erica6700
04-02-2013, 01:27 PM
I am drinking a 2 liter bottle of water = 67 ounces + 16 AM before work and at min. 16 after work which is 99 oz. daily

Lesa03
04-02-2013, 03:26 PM
I struggle with the water a bit.... But my coach says I can have lemon or lime water and the carbonated waters are fine too!

rubygirl05
04-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Regarding the BBQ ridge discussion from yesterday's thread...there was a recall on those and the salt & vinegar ridges.

S&V are available to order again but BBQ isn't quite yet.

Thanks for the info!

I ended up going over to the alternatives thread and eventually ordering some BBQ chips from Nashua (which is having a 25% sale). That thread sure was an eye-opener, with regards to cost (OMG!), selection, and how easy doing alternatives could be. I'm definitely thinking of switching over, once I get more settled with my new routine.

rubygirl05
04-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Way to go bttrhalf!

I have a doctor's appointment in two weeks, but I've only been on the program for a month. Hopefully next year I'll have the same great results as you.

leannekarella
04-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Good morning all! I have a question...has anyone presented this plan to their Dr and been told to only do it for a couple of weeks? My SIL brought the info packet that I got from my coach to her Dr and she was told that it would be okay but only for a couple of weeks. My SIL needs to lose significant weight and has had a hard time losing. Apparently her Dr. is concerned because she can't eat fruit...she hardly eats fruit now and she certainly doesn't eat 4 cups of veggies everyday even when she's doing WW.

I told her that if she was only going to do it for a couple of weeks, then it isn't worth doing...she'll lose water weight and maybe a few lbs but the once she starts eating normally, she'll gain the water weight back. Not worth the first 3 days of carb withdrawal, IMHO. Just wondering what your take on this is...

I have a LOT to lose, and I talked with my doc before I started, and then updated her 2 months in. She's pleased with the progress, has some concerns she's keeping an eye on a lot of my blood chemistry, but all in all, since this is the first diet that's REALLY worked for me in the 8 years I've been seeing her, she said KEEP IT UP! And she'll contact me if my blood tests reveal issues.

A whole lot of doctors do not understand insulin resistance and therefore see the low calories and freak out, thinking you're going to starve yourself. You do not starve on this diet. It's designed to prevent starvation by keeping you in ketosis. I would guess this doc just doesn't know what's what.

charliebear99
04-02-2013, 04:43 PM
I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?

You need to see a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. They can be hard to find but try to find one who ONLY works with eating disorders as they will also help you work on a healthy diet because a good one always works with a Registered Dietician (Not a nutritionist but a licensed dietician.)

If your insurance doesn't cover this and you cannot afford to pay out of pocket I recommend "thought stopping techniques". It helped me with anxiety. It doesn't solve everything but it's a start. Here's a video that helps
explain it I found on you tube and a link to a psychology website.

http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/livingwithpd/ht/ThoughtStop.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyAgeUAK6ig

Hope this helps.:)

heritagesoftail
04-02-2013, 04:50 PM
Well another great WI today with being down 4.5 lbs :)
Today I joined a different clinic as my old place only sold the food with no real consultation or measuring . The people at the new clinic are very nice and helpful and welcomed me with open arms :)

mimi casey
04-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Hi! Started IP two weeks ago. I have found so much wonderful information on this site. So, today, I am sticking my toe in and joining in the fun!

heritagesoftail
04-02-2013, 04:59 PM
Hi! Started IP two weeks ago. I have found so much wonderful information on this site. So, today, I am sticking my toe in and joining in the fun!

Your gonna LOVE IT ! My husband is joining next week he is so impressed with my results :dizzy:

crazynette826
04-02-2013, 05:03 PM
The whoosh fairy came to visit this week!!! Down 4.6 at my WI today!! Yay!!!

I'm traveling this weekend. So I don't think next week is going to be as good, but I've planned my strategy to stay on OP. Thank goodness my family is so supportive with this plan, and won't try to make me cheat. Looking forward to a fun sunny weekend!

MntRose
04-02-2013, 05:06 PM
I am drinking a 2 liter bottle of water = 67 ounces + 16 AM before work and at min. 16 after work which is 99 oz. daily

Sorry I have no idea why I thought that at 5am this morning. Perhaps because I don't normally wake up till (as my boyfriend puts it) 'the crack of noon' :p

mimi casey
04-02-2013, 05:08 PM
Your gonna LOVE IT ! My husband is joining next week he is so impressed with my results :dizzy:

Thank you! My husband and I are doing it together too! He started a few days after me. We both have a journey ahead of us. We are having so much fun finding recipes!

safetylady
04-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Today without even thinking, I ate two restricted items, oatmeal and a bar. Hope to not see any major pitfalls from it!! Have been completely on program, will be four weeks this Thursday.

Guess I need to just move on!!!

Addy
04-02-2013, 06:47 PM
Good evening everyone!

It's been a while since I have posted, I try to keep up with reading but time is not always on my side. By the time I am able to post I always feel like I am late to the party ..:)

Welcome to all the new people, there is a wealth of knowledge on this site.

It was a good WI tonight, -4.6 :) I had a small stall 2 weeks ago but I chalk it up to TOM and C.

My coach always tells me "your water is down a bit". I'm not sure how I am suppose to get more water in short of wearing one of those bear hats with and place water in the holders. lol I usually have 2-3 liters during the day at work then 2 at home sometimes more very rarely less.

Well, off to make dinner and relax a bit befor having to head out. I hope everyone has a great night and I'll keep lurking ;)

LizJazz
04-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Today without even thinking, I ate two restricted items, oatmeal and a bar. Hope to not see any major pitfalls from it!! Have been completely on program, will be four weeks this Thursday.

Guess I need to just move on!!!


Ha! I forgot I had eaten my restricted item and ate another when I got back home! Oops! It's frustrating, but I'm not surprised-I guess lack of sleep is to blame.

Saltykisses
04-02-2013, 07:52 PM
WOOHOO. Weighed in today and lost 7 lbs and 4.5 inches. I'm thrilled for my first week.

randygrl
04-02-2013, 07:54 PM
Hello to all IPeeps out there! Well, I am on day #2 of IP and again it has been good. I had a small battle yesterday afternoon when I brought my son home from school and he wanted a snack. I was feeling kinda snacky myself but instead of caving and reaching for those pretzels and fruit I finished off my soup from lunch and drank some more water. Boyo I have been peeing like I was 9 months pregnant again. :D Last night I had myself some grilled chicken, a salad, and some sauteed asparagus and cauliflower. YUM!!!! Tried the lemon pudding and not a huge fan but if anyone has a suggestions to make it better please let me know because I do like lemon flavor.
Today for day #2, I'm still constantly peeing it feels like. I had to leave our staff meeting 3 times because of all the water. :o I did have a NSV today. Our supervisor is leaving for three months in order to take care of his family our the country and our office had a potluck for him. Everyone brought stuff that I could not have including stuffed manicotte, cheesecake, cupcakes, bread with butter, soups, etc.... :( I had brought a salad with my IP approved homemade dressing, added and egg and 2 oz of turkey. I ate my salad and did not have even a nibble of any of the other food! :)
Thanks for all the support, ideas, and stories. Still feeling strong each step along.

kellycg102
04-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Good morning all! I have a question...has anyone presented this plan to their Dr and been told to only do it for a couple of weeks? My SIL brought the info packet that I got from my coach to her Dr and she was told that it would be okay but only for a couple of weeks. My SIL needs to lose significant weight and has had a hard time losing. Apparently her Dr. is concerned because she can't eat fruit...she hardly eats fruit now and she certainly doesn't eat 4 cups of veggies everyday even when she's doing WW.

I told her that if she was only going to do it for a couple of weeks, then it isn't worth doing...she'll lose water weight and maybe a few lbs but the once she starts eating normally, she'll gain the water weight back. Not worth the first 3 days of carb withdrawal, IMHO. Just wondering what your take on this is...

I actually start training as a coach tomorrow night for a Dr. office in the area offering this diet to his patients. He lost 65lbs him self and now really wants to help his patients and others suffering health issues caused by their extra weight. It is a matter of opinion as is everything even in the Dr.'s world.

Desafinado
04-02-2013, 09:36 PM
I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?

I used to binge and purge. One day I decided I didn't want to do that anymore. I hated that out of control feeling, I hated the power food had over me, I hated it.

But I also worked with a counselor to overcome it. I would suggest you work with a counselor to help you with this issue.

Desafinado
04-02-2013, 09:38 PM
I cheated today. First time since being on the plan. I had a goo goo cluster. It was yummy. I could be upset with myself about it but it's done now and I was on plan for the other part of the day so I'm just going to write it in my journal and move on. Tomorrow is another day.

DRegan
04-02-2013, 09:47 PM
Hi! Started IP two weeks ago. I have found so much wonderful information on this site. So, today, I am sticking my toe in and joining in the fun!

WELCOME!! To you!!
The support & ideas are so helpful from
everyone!!!
Just went for week 5 WI, down 1lb.
That's 12lb total! I've tried so many
other programs, without success!
I'm happy to be part of the IP Family!
Good luck!!:carrot:

D

Halfagain
04-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Anyone here doing IP plan with non-IP name brand products at home? I just wondered what shakes you liked. Or how much success people are having without the accountability of a coach?
I like the Premier Nutrition shakes at Costco, I add some SF syrup to sometimes to give it a different flavor. I also like the EAS Carb Advantage shakes sold in various stores, but Walmart is one of them. I like the RTD much better than the powdered ones. Results (usually having at least one of these types of shakes a day and mixing in some other type of Nashua ordered items for the day) - are on my ticker :-)

I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?
This may be obsessive in a way but I created an Excel sheet and use it to plan out my progress. It is what worked for me. Not saying it will work for everyone. I set dates, I put in a average loss goal to flow thru the weeks that can be changed/modified at any time. It takes what ever my weight was and just goes down the weeks with average of 2 lbs a week. That way if I kept on plan, and I lost 2 lbs a week by xx date I would weight xxx. I know, sort of nutty - but it is my blueprint to reaching goals. If I don't stick to the plan I know I won't make my goals, It will push out the dates further and further. It's not the end of the diet or horrible if I don't meet my goal for the week, I just put in my actual weight on the date and look forward to the next week, and shift my goals around by dates, or modify my average future week losses to plan around. Yes I started out thinking one lb per week, but I see I'm doing better than that. Anyway this is what I use and plan around. I took off my goals and such to make it less personal to share all those details. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4pDr4KDY7WzV2pZc3VQNElNSVE/edit?usp=sharing Don't forget weight loss is not linear - your results will vary. This is just worked for ME.

kellycg102
04-02-2013, 10:50 PM
I've been following along with these threads for a couple of weeks now as a non-member and figure it's probably time I join in on the conversation.

I started IP 13 days ago, and I have really been struggling. Maybe this is going to make people think I'm weak or not ready or I don't know what, but here goes:

I have been a binge eater since I was a teenager. I thought that having a really specific diet plan to follow would crush this problem. I have been journaling every day, keeping motivational quotes close by, and I will stay completely OP for several days at a time. But then I will have a particularly emotional day, and I will stay OP for breakfast and lunch, but then I feel like I just can't help myself, and on my way home from work, I'll drive through somewhere and completely throw away all the rules. Last night it got so bad that I drove through one place, ate the meal, and then drove through ANOTHER place and ate ANOTHER meal!

I'm so discouraged and I know it's my own fault, but I DON'T want to be this way anymore.

I have a feeling I'm not the only one on this forum who's had a problem with binge eating. What has kept you on track?

I completely understand how you feel. I have been a binger ....realizing in therapy since elementary school.....crazy! I did well with the diet the first time around lost 50 lbs but once I phased off my binging came back 20 x worse. I couldn't get enough of anything in my mouth .....fast enough. I am still trying to deal with it, I am back on back off P1 since Christmas. I have read a book brain over binge. It completely made sense to me, but I am still trying to make it work. It is a constant struggle, some days are better then others. I find if I get a few days under my belt I can get thru better, but this past week for instance has been tough. I thought Thursday last I would take the day off.....ate an embarrassing amount, then thought Friday I would get back on, did ok all day but screwed up again in the evening and that happened the rest of the weekend until today. Man am I finding it tough today. Try the book it may help it may not, I am just trying to retrain my brain thinking around food, most days I do well but like I said some days are epic fails. Good luck in your journey.

Sansfilter
04-02-2013, 11:24 PM
I am so excited to finally be able to post! I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place. This is all very new to me. Tomorrow is my 3rd WI, and I honestly don't think I would have had the same positive experience without being able to read all of the wonderful, and sometimes very honest, things you have shared. Thanks for your wisdom, and your patience, as I learn to navigate this new world.

kellycg102
04-02-2013, 11:32 PM
Welcome Sansfilter, it is a great spot to come for support! The information can be overwhelming but very helpful. Good luck in your journey!

shoediva
04-02-2013, 11:37 PM
I just want to say thanks to everyone for being so supportive and awesome on 3FC. I have really enjoyed my time here so far and I am confident that it is one of the things that is genuinely helping me to stay OP. Tomorrow is my 4 week weigh in, so I'm excited to see what that brings!

qballmhh
04-03-2013, 12:00 AM
I just want to say thanks to everyone for being so supportive and awesome on 3FC. I have really enjoyed my time here so far and I am confident that it is one of the things that is genuinely helping me to stay OP. Tomorrow is my 4 week weigh in, so I'm excited to see what that brings!

completely agree!!

workingit50
04-03-2013, 12:16 AM
One of the frequent weird side effects on IP for me is needing less sleep. I wake up at 5 am and cannot go back to sleep. I am also, depending on my water intake times, getting up to pee but typically do go back to sleep.

The early mornings I get up around 4-5 a.m. I typically lose a pound. I am convinced that my body is busy burning fat and it wakes me up.

Out of my mind? Anyone else notice when the scale really drops you wake up super early?