Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Tuesday 10/29/2013




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lisa32989
10-29-2013, 07:13 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 plan

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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): 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)and here are the most recent Ideal Protein Protocol sheets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4701599-post49.html)

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And before you cheat, read this thread:
The Real Cost of Cheating on Ideal Protein (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/221536-real-cost-cheating-ideal-protein.html)

Before starting new threads: spend some time reading the forum. Most new threads are duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates. Folks who are the most successful, make time for research/reading.

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)
Fun with Ideal Protein Packets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/212175-fun-ideal-protein-packets.html)
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)
Tips and Recipes from the Incredible Weight Loss Center (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270950-ideal-protein-tips-recipes-incredible-weight-loss-center.html)

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


KareVT
10-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Hi Everyone - I was away for a long weekend and proud to say I stayed OP even when all my friends were indulging; I was prepared (thanks to all of the ideas that I've picked up from my fellow IP'ers) and I didn't stray in the least bit.

I'll be back online this evening but just wanted to say HELLO and wish y'all well. Looking forward to catching up and hearing what's been going on. I'll plan to go back in time a little so that I can be a little more current.

Have a great day! :sklol: :spid: :ghost:
Karen

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Good morning everyone!!

Hope everyone has a great day. First day that there has been frost here. Winter is definitely coming, and I don't want it to!


dak1lls
10-29-2013, 09:23 AM
Good morning IPeeps! Looks like another cold day in ND. This girl is not a fan of winter!

Lisa, after reading about your chicken soup last week I decided the weather called for me to make mine as well. It was a perfect meal last night and so soothing to my tummy. I have been adding some things back into my diet now that I am on maintenance and my tummy just doesn't quite know how to deal with it. Chicken soup is always the best remedy! I made a big pot, planning to have it 2 nights in a row. DD and DH liked it so much there is hardly any left!

Only 2 more days to deal with the candy hidden in my front clostet for the trick or treaters. Can't wait to get it out of the house, more for DH's sake than mine I think. He loves candy and can't walk by it without sampling. I figured "out of sight, out of mind", so I stuck it up in the coat closet. He mentioned to me the other day that he knows where I hid the candy, as though I was being sneaky. I had to laugh and just told him I thought it was better than having it out in the open as a temptation. We usually buy candy twice....the initial batch intended for trick or treaters, and the second replacment batch, because we ate the first batch! Not this year!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 09:42 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

WOW!! You look amazing!!! Keep up the awesome work!!! :carrot:

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Good Morning IPers. First off congrats on the all the NSV and losses and new pics! Lisa WTG on not drinking the hot chocolate!

Ok I am shooting for 100% today, I did pretty dang good yesterday. I really did not have cravings, but I seemed to be starved of stupid things :o

But I did order myself 2 yes 2 new pairs of jeans. Old navy is having a sale online on jeans. I ordered one pair for now and one for later LOL.
I ordered a size 16 Diva Campfire in bootleg and the other pair in a size 14. I spent 44.xx for both if them. I feel guilty spending on myself but I need them, my size 18s don't stay up!!!!

The online 25% savings code is ONTAKE25 (I think I need to look again)

Have a great Tuesday!

65X65
10-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Good morning IPeeps! Looks like another cold day in ND. This girl is not a fan of winter!

Lisa, after reading about your chicken soup last week I decided the weather called for me to make mine as well. It was a perfect meal last night and so soothing to my tummy. I have been adding some things back into my diet now that I am on maintenance and my tummy just doesn't quite know how to deal with it. Chicken soup is always the best remedy! I made a big pot, planning to have it 2 nights in a row. DD and DH liked it so much there is hardly any left!

Only 2 more days to deal with the candy hidden in my front clostet for the trick or treaters. Can't wait to get it out of the house, more for DH's sake than mine I think. He loves candy and can't walk by it without sampling. I figured "out of sight, out of mind", so I stuck it up in the coat closet. He mentioned to me the other day that he knows where I hid the candy, as though I was being sneaky. I had to laugh and just told him I thought it was better than having it out in the open as a temptation. We usually buy candy twice....the initial batch intended for trick or treaters, and the second replacment batch, because we ate the first batch! Not this year!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Hi daks...Hope your tummy stats to feel better...soon! We had homemade chx soup last night too...it's been cold and dampish here as well, although after some rain we are expected to get a warm busrt by week's end. We'll see...


Your hiding the candy this week reminded me of years ago when I'd have a really hard time keeping up with work and trying to bake for the holidays. Since I worked in a medical setting there were times I was working and DH was home with the teens, holidays, weekends......
One time I was exhausted and needed cookies for some school/teacher event on Monday, so after baking them, I stored them in the trunk of the car...and went to work. One of the kids called me and said..."Dad is a maniac searching the house...he smelled oatmeal cookies the other day when he came home and wants to know where you hid the cookies...."

That story gets told over and over!! Even my out-of-area family still laughs and re-tells it....

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Good morning IPeeps! Looks like another cold day in ND. This girl is not a fan of winter!

Lisa, after reading about your chicken soup last week I decided the weather called for me to make mine as well. It was a perfect meal last night and so soothing to my tummy. I have been adding some things back into my diet now that I am on maintenance and my tummy just doesn't quite know how to deal with it. Chicken soup is always the best remedy! I made a big pot, planning to have it 2 nights in a row. DD and DH liked it so much there is hardly any left!

Only 2 more days to deal with the candy hidden in my front clostet for the trick or treaters. Can't wait to get it out of the house, more for DH's sake than mine I think. He loves candy and can't walk by it without sampling. I figured "out of sight, out of mind", so I stuck it up in the coat closet. He mentioned to me the other day that he knows where I hid the candy, as though I was being sneaky. I had to laugh and just told him I thought it was better than having it out in the open as a temptation. We usually buy candy twice....the initial batch intended for trick or treaters, and the second replacment batch, because we ate the first batch! Not this year!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

I am making up goodie bags for the kids on our street who the kds play with, and we are not handing out candy because we will not be home LOL. All the better because chocolate is my weakness!!!

As for the cold I love it! We had flurries this AM but nothing to exciting! You guys will get snow before us :) PLease feel free to share it with me :carrot:

Delgen
10-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Good morning everyone!!

Hope everyone has a great day. First day that there has been frost here. Winter is definitely coming, and I don't want it to!

Good morning IPeeps! Looks like another cold day in ND. This girl is not a fan of winter!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

We had 4 inches of snow yesterday in Billings, and may get more today! Good time to hunker in with a good diet!

Delgen
10-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

Wow, what a huge difference! What an inspiration you are! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment. :D

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 10:13 AM
We had 4 inches of snow yesterday in Billings, and may get more today! Good time to hunker in with a good diet!

Yuck! Snow is in the forecast here for tomorrow.

Delgen
10-29-2013, 10:16 AM
Yuck! Snow is in the forecast here for tomorrow.

Inevitable I guess. All our beautiful colors are now gone, and all I see is grey and white outside.

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 10:19 AM
Inevitable I guess. All our beautiful colors are now gone, and all I see is grey and white outside.

Surprisingly, my flower garden is more colorful now than it was all summer!! I'm sure that will change soon with the frost. It feels like I just put my flip flops away, and now I need to break out my boots!

Beautsmc
10-29-2013, 10:35 AM
SUSIE.....HUGE inspiration you are!! Way to go!! I can't wait to hit the 50 pound mark!! Way to go!!

At my weigh in last week, I asked my coach what SHE thought a good goal weight was for me. Of course, she said it was hard to guess, however, she looked at my lean mass and my current fat percentage and said for me to have a normal range fat percentage, it would likely take about another 50 pounds. How can a 5"4 woman weigh 190 pounds and be "normal" in terms of fat percentage? Wouldn't that mean my goal weight would make me almost a below average fat percentage?? And my goal weigh isn't low by any means....I am so confused. I realize I shouldn't focus on a number, but for me it makes the program easier when I have an end goal in site. ...there is a big difference between the goal she gave me and the one I set for myself...!!

IdealProteinNewbie
10-29-2013, 10:41 AM
Susie: You look great, keep it up!!!

tawanda
10-29-2013, 10:42 AM
Shrinkingsusie you look awesome! I am so proud of you. You look amazing!

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 10:44 AM
SUSIE.....HUGE inspiration you are!! Way to go!! I can't wait to hit the 50 pound mark!! Way to go!!

At my weigh in last week, I asked my coach what SHE thought a good goal weight was for me. Of course, she said it was hard to guess, however, she looked at my lean mass and my current fat percentage and said for me to have a normal range fat percentage, it would likely take about another 50 pounds. How can a 5"4 woman weigh 190 pounds and be "normal" in terms of fat percentage? Wouldn't that mean my goal weight would make me almost a below average fat percentage?? And my goal weigh isn't low by any means....I am so confused. I realize I shouldn't focus on a number, but for me it makes the program easier when I have an end goal in site. ...there is a big difference between the goal she gave me and the one I set for myself...!!

Thanks!! :) You are well on your way to the 50 lb mark!!

As for goal weight, the lowest I ever remember weighing (in high school) was 160 lbs, and I remember then that I had a gut and thighs that were bigger than I liked, so I figured I would set my goal weight 10 lbs under that, and then re-evaluate when I get there. It makes it easier to have a goal so you know what you are working towards. I also checked the "ideal weight" for my height, which was a range of 118-155 lbs, so I kind of factored that in as well.

I would just keep working towards your original goal of 155. If you get to 190 and feel great and happy with that, then that's great, and if you get to 155 and feel like you want to go a little further, that is great, too! :)

emsmom97
10-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

Congrats! You look amazing. What a difference 50 pounds makes. Keep up the great work.:dance:

shrinkingsusie
10-29-2013, 10:45 AM
Thanks everyone! :)

GettinHealthyNow
10-29-2013, 11:24 AM
You look great, shrinkingsusie! Congratulations on fifty - that's an amazing accomplishment, keep it up!

Had my WI yesterday, a good week as I expected, down 3.6#. Funny how you just know...well...ok I knew because I hop on my bathroom scale 3x a day...but still, I felt it was going to be a good week :)

The one thing that was a bit off-putting was that my coach uses one of those body composition thingies. Hers said over half my weight loss this week was lean mass loss, so she suggested I should be eating a fourth protein package a day. Really??? I don't want to start that and have it eating into my overall loss...how reliable are those things? Should I continue as I am (strict 100% OP) or try the fourth packet? I am not exercising beyond walking the dog for 20-30 minutes a few times a week. What do you all think?

Kathy

Clarington45
10-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

Looking fabulous!!

65X65
10-29-2013, 11:42 AM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p



Susie...you look AMAZING!! Congrats!!! Keep up the good work...Victory is YOURS!

vachinyc
10-29-2013, 12:07 PM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Congrats!!!! That is amazing!:carrot:

PurpleMomster
10-29-2013, 12:10 PM
Susie - you look fabulous! Definitely an inspiration :)

Lisa - I haven't had a chance to respond since the weekend but thank you for the advice on the thyroid medication. I started it on Sunday and go back in 4 weeks to have my levels checked so hopefully we can get it straighted out.

Yay for all the other NSV's and staying OP's!

Yikes on the talk of snow <brrrr>! We haven't had any yet - some flurries and it was really chilly this morning too. Definitely not looking forward to it either.

Today is WI day, marching my way towards 50lbs. I am apparently in the lead in my work's Biggest Loser challenge too - yay :carrot:

I roasted a chicken in the crock pot on Sunday so boiled the bones and now have a yummy broth just waiting to be made into soup, going to do that tonight. Looking forward to it now the temps are definitely getting cooler.

We're going a breast cancer fundraiser tomorrow - wear pink day - with cupcakes and pizza. I'm making the cupcakes. Which is fine since the other organizer said she'd bring in a veggie tray for those of us dieting who can't have pizza.

Have a great day everyone!

Jo

claustin
10-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

Oh WOW!! Congratulations!!! You must be (and should be) so proud of yourself!!! You look amazing! :congrat:

nolasmurf
10-29-2013, 12:37 PM
Susie-looking great! Congrats on 50!
Ran out of the house this am without my smoothie, thankfully I had a banana pudding floating around in my desk! LOL My new director was walking around going why do I smell laffy taffy.... I just told him it was breakfast. He had to come investigate tho. That was a 25 min convo about IP. :D

For lunch I sautéed some frozen shrimp and have a big bowl of spinach and cucumbers to eat it with. A little WF Asian style dressing. YUM-O.

Hope everyone has a great day!

claustin
10-29-2013, 12:42 PM
You look great, shrinkingsusie! Congratulations on fifty - that's an amazing accomplishment, keep it up!

Had my WI yesterday, a good week as I expected, down 3.6#. Funny how you just know...well...ok I knew because I hop on my bathroom scale 3x a day...but still, I felt it was going to be a good week :)

The one thing that was a bit off-putting was that my coach uses one of those body composition thingies. Hers said over half my weight loss this week was lean mass loss, so she suggested I should be eating a fourth protein package a day. Really??? I don't want to start that and have it eating into my overall loss...how reliable are those things? Should I continue as I am (strict 100% OP) or try the fourth packet? I am not exercising beyond walking the dog for 20-30 minutes a few times a week. What do you all think?

Kathy

I was told anytime you are doing any exercise you should have a 4th packet. So maybe just the days you walk your dog you could do an extra one? try it for a week and see how it works for you?? I know I use to jog 5km 3 times a week the first time I did IP and they told me if I wanted to do that I had to eat a forth packet. Well, I don't know if it was the extra packet or the jogging but my weight loss stopped! So I quit doing both and made it to goal. But everyone is different. I suggest trying it. You wont know until you do. And you really don't want to lose any of your lean muscle mass!

lisa32989
10-29-2013, 12:42 PM
Susie: Thanks for sharing your progress pics. The change is amazing!

At my weigh in last week, I asked my coach what SHE thought a good goal weight was for me. Of course, she said it was hard to guess, however, she looked at my lean mass and my current fat percentage and said for me to have a normal range fat percentage, it would likely take about another 50 pounds. How can a 5"4 woman weigh 190 pounds and be "normal" in terms of fat percentage? Wouldn't that mean my goal weight would make me almost a below average fat percentage?? And my goal weigh isn't low by any means....I am so confused. I realize I shouldn't focus on a number, but for me it makes the program easier when I have an end goal in site. ...there is a big difference between the goal she gave me and the one I set for myself...!!
Nothing wrong with re-evaluting when you get there. Shoot for the mini-goal & if you think you need to lose more then you can make that decision then. If you don't view IP as a "start" and an "end" but rather a continuum, you'll be fine with sticking to P1 and moving to the other phases when you feel like you have reached the goal you want to reach.

The one thing that was a bit off-putting was that my coach uses one of those body composition thingies. Hers said over half my weight loss this week was lean mass loss, so she suggested I should be eating a fourth protein package a day. Really??? I don't want to start that and have it eating into my overall loss...how reliable are those things? Should I continue as I am (strict 100% OP) or try the fourth packet? I am not exercising beyond walking the dog for 20-30 minutes a few times a week. What do you all think?
Congrats on the good WI!
The biometric scales are notoriously inaccurate. If you stood on it 3 times, it could give you 3 different readings. Take it with a grain of salt. I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

GettinHealthyNow
10-29-2013, 12:48 PM
The biometric scales are notoriously inaccurate. If you stood on it 3 times, it could give you 3 different readings. Take it with a grain of salt. I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

I'm not sure if it is a biometric scale per se....I wish I knew what it was called. It's a black machine with metal strips on the edges that you hold in both hands (with thumbs on the metal strips), with arms outstretched, for about 30 seconds and that somehow measures lean vs fat mass. Call me a luddite but it seems a bit...um...mumbojumbo to me?

CrystalWolf
10-29-2013, 12:57 PM
Wow Shrinkingsusie, amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Gettinghealthy, I have no idea how accurate the biometric scales are, the one you describe sounds like the one my clinic uses. It didn't tell me I had a healthy BMI until my last regular weigh in, then all of a sudden it dropped majorly in the last week with only a 1.4lb loss. I don't know if I would rush to change everything off of one measurement on that thing.

IdealProteinNewbie
10-29-2013, 12:58 PM
I'm not sure if it is a biometric scale per se....I wish I knew what it was called. It's a black machine with metal strips on the edges that you hold in both hands (with thumbs on the metal strips), with arms outstretched, for about 30 seconds and that somehow measures lean vs fat mass. Call me a luddite but it seems a bit...um...mumbojumbo to me?

Definitely. The numbers can be different based on how hydrated you are, the degree at which you hold your arms out, how moisturized your hands are, how many clouds are in the sky, etc.

nolasmurf
10-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Definitely. The numbers can be different based on how hydrated you are, the degree at which you hold your arms out, how moisturized your hands are, how many clouds are in the sky, etc.

When I was going to the clinic they used that and charged me $20 a month for it. I wasn't impressed with the #'s at all. It seemed VERY off to me. Half the time it wouldn't even work!

emsmom97
10-29-2013, 01:25 PM
Morning all. Week 3 weigh in, down 2.4 pounds...and it was all fat! That makes it 16.2 pounds in 3 weeks. Wonder if I can hit the 20 pound mark next week...gonna give it a try!

kelseys928
10-29-2013, 01:34 PM
Congrats all on the great WIs! I have my fourth WI tomorrow. stayed OP all week but my home scale is showing little movement :( . Was wondering if I drink an extra bottle of water before bed tonight if it will help with the weigh in in the morning or make me retain onto water weight. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

mvngmntns13
10-29-2013, 01:39 PM
I too am curious because I usually weigh in first thing Saturday mornings and don't even have a glass of water before I go for fear of showing more on the scale that needs to there.

ems70508
10-29-2013, 01:48 PM
Last Wednesday I came across a pumpkin meringue recipe using 2 packets (crepe mix and pudding). I wrote the recipe down and obviously lost it! I've been searching the threads but don't remember where I got it from! Anyone remember seeing this??

ems70508
10-29-2013, 01:54 PM
Of course I find it right after I post here. For those interested, it's already in the recipe 4 thread..


Pumpkin Meringue

Crust
1 Ideal Protein Plain Crepe mix
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie seasoning
2 oz.’s water

Pudding Filling
1 Ideal Protein Vanilla pudding
1 egg
2 tsps. olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tblsp. Splenda or Stevia

Meringue
1 egg white
3 tblsp. Splenda or Stevia
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In your shaker mix Crust ingredients. With Olive oil spray, coat 8-9” diameter skillet and pour mixture in. Cook o on medium heat until the crepe has reached a soft pliable texture. You do not want the crepe to be crispy. In 4-5 inch glass pie pan (These can be picked up at most dollar stores) place the crepe in and shape it like a pie crust. Next mix Pudding ingredients in your shaker and pour into crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 9 minutes. While your filling is baking, place meringue ingredients in a bowl and mix until it forms peaks. By varying the amount of sweetener you control how hard or soft the final meringue will be. Remove filling and crust from oven and spread meringue on while hot. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 9 minutes. Meringue should be stiff and have golden brown coloring on peaks. Let cool and chill before serving.

*For an extra added treat, drizzle Walden Farms Caramel Syrup on Meringue

lisa32989
10-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Congrats all on the great WIs! I have my fourth WI tomorrow. stayed OP all week but my home scale is showing little movement :( . Was wondering if I drink an extra bottle of water before bed tonight if it will help with the weigh in in the morning or make me retain onto water weight. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I think this: Don't give the scale that much power.
It isn't an exam that you pass or fail.
One weigh-in is one data point on your overall weight loss journey.
You are also losing inches and sizes.
Some weeks the scale movement is miniscule and other weeks it whooshes. It is ALL good b/c you are moving toward your goal by staying OP.

sarita75
10-29-2013, 03:10 PM
Hey y'all! Back from NC so I am putting some southern in my greeting. Happy to be home, miss my family but don't miss all the "wow, I can't believe ..." and "No, I am okay, I don't need a cocktail." Love them but man, I have said no so many times this weekend. :)


Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!) Congrats! You look awesome! keep up the good work.

Should I continue as I am (strict 100% OP) or try the fourth packet? I am not exercising beyond walking the dog for 20-30 minutes a few times a week. What do you all think? congrats on your loss, great job. As for the lean loss, you might have lost some but if you walking and such - well, I can't imagine it is accurate. As Lisa rightly said, take it with a grain of salt.

I have my fourth WI tomorrow. stayed OP all week but my home scale is showing little movement :( . Was wondering if I drink an extra bottle of water before bed tonight if it will help with the weigh in in the morning or make me retain onto water weight. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I don't drink before my WI. Nothing. It does show up unless you manage to pee it all out, but I like the "clean slate" effect. :) As for your lack of loss, you've probably read it a million times - stop weighing yourself!! :) It just stresses you out and that's no bueno. As well, my coach always indicates that, around week 4/5, there is a reshaping week wherein the losses don't show up on the scale, but the individual feels really different. So, tune into yourself - how do you feel?

I think this: Don't give the scale that much power. It isn't an exam that you pass or fail. Woot! So true!!!

ems70508
10-29-2013, 03:19 PM
Hey y'all! Back from NC so I am putting some southern in my greeting.

Love this! :) I don't know how to greet any other way :lol:

sarita75
10-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Love this! :) I don't know how to greet any other way :lol:

I know, right? I spent 13 years in NC and, for a while, I did as well. Now, well, if you say y'all in SF, people give you a sideways look. :)

ReenHag
10-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs

WOW! Way to go! Congrats on hitting the 50# mark. I am sure it feels amazing!


Your hiding the candy this week reminded me of years ago when I'd have a really hard time keeping up with work and trying to bake for the holidays. Since I worked in a medical setting there were times I was working and DH was home with the teens, holidays, weekends......
One time I was exhausted and needed cookies for some school/teacher event on Monday, so after baking them, I stored them in the trunk of the car...and went to work. One of the kids called me and said..."Dad is a maniac searching the house...he smelled oatmeal cookies the other day when he came home and wants to know where you hid the cookies...."

This story made me smile after a loooong day at work. Thanks!



Yay! Enjoy your new jeans!

[QUOTE=Delgen;4872426]We had 4 inches of snow yesterday in Billings, and may get more today! Good time to hunker in with a good diet!

Amen to that! Winter is not for me. I love the fall and the holidays, but I despise snow, ice, even cold rain...

Definitely. The numbers can be different based on how hydrated you are, the degree at which you hold your arms out, how moisturized your hands are, how many clouds are in the sky, etc.

Too funny! Even funnier 'cuz it is so true! Clouds in the sky LOLOL

Well, happy Tuesday, everyone. (It's only Tuesday? Geez...) Having a good week OP here in good old MD. Hubby is making jicama chips sprinkled with a little cinnamon and splenda to go with our pork and broccoli tonight. I just taste-tested one- YUMMMM!

It is a rough week at work and can't end soon enough. Parents on these boards, please be kind to your kids' teachers. Rethink your emails before you hit the send button, please. That's my PSA for today. LOL I think the throat/ sniffly nonsense is working its way into my head, too. Ugh. I may have to try Lisa's chicken soup idea.

Enjoy your evening, everyone!

SweetScrumptious
10-29-2013, 06:29 PM
It's been a little while since I've posted. Mostly because I've been too lazy to post but I have been reading occasionally.

Survived Canadian Thanskgiving :)
Survived my birthday (we went out to a Mongolian Grill and I was able to make my own stirfry - all ideal protein).

I'm at 180.4lbs.... so close to seeing the 170's... which I haven't seen for 3 years!

Weigh in was a bum today.... up 0.8lbs (but I was down 4.4lbs over 2 weeks the previous weigh in)...BUT I'm down 4" this week. SO even tho the scale was a bummer - I'm still looking good!

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 06:31 PM
It's been a little while since I've posted. Mostly because I've been too lazy to post but I have been reading occasionally.

Survived Canadian Thanskgiving :)
Survived my birthday (we went out to a Mongolian Grill and I was able to make my own stirfry - all ideal protein).

I'm at 180.4lbs.... so close to seeing the 170's... which I haven't seen for 3 years!

Weigh in was a bum today.... up 0.8lbs (but I was down 4.4lbs over 2 weeks the previous weigh in)...BUT I'm down 4" this week. SO even tho the scale was a bummer - I'm still looking good!

Happy belated b-day and congrats on the vanishing inches! I am dropping inches too...weight is slow to follow. But I look good to me and DH and that is all that matters :):p

Docsaver
10-29-2013, 06:53 PM
Hello from a business trip in Michigan. Brrrr!!
The big C had hit me this week and I'm sure traveling has something to do with it. I'm hoping it will resolve soon!

I'm in week 6 and noticing that I'm starting to crave wine which hasn't happened at all until this week. It might be because of TOM and a trigger to stress but I'm not giving in!

My days have been incredibly busy as I hop around the country with my work but I have been staying 100% OP. Everyday I log in and read all if the inspiring posts. They help me so much. I'm always excited to see all of the positive posts and cheer for those losers out there :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Annik
10-29-2013, 07:15 PM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

You are amazing!

Fabulous work! You must feel great!

Annik

Docsaver
10-29-2013, 07:30 PM
Hope this works, this is my start picture, and a picture I took Saturday morning after hitting exactly 50lbs lost (I have been such a scale hopper lately, waiting to hit the 50 lb mark!!)

Usually my husband takes my pictures, but he is away on course, so I had to settle for a selfie in the mirror. :p

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/customprofilepics/profilepic126499_6.gif

Awesome job!!! I bet you feel like a million bucks. :carrot:

stephascope
10-29-2013, 07:43 PM
I'm not sure if it is a biometric scale per se....I wish I knew what it was called. It's a black machine with metal strips on the edges that you hold in both hands (with thumbs on the metal strips), with arms outstretched, for about 30 seconds and that somehow measures lean vs fat mass. Call me a luddite but it seems a bit...um...mumbojumbo to me?

Haha, I was thinking this machine is a bit hokey too. Maybe we go to the same clinic in Calgary?

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 08:10 PM
Ok I fell off the wagon today, and my wagon done gone crashed and burst into flames :( **hangs head in shame**

BUT like I posted in the 90% thread I am re-building my wagoner-enforced with rebar and Kevlar and I hope for 100% tomorrow *sheepish look**

JenJen444
10-29-2013, 08:19 PM
Ugh. Sadness. My clinic is out of the brownie and apparently there's a shortage all over Canada, because no one realized how popular they would be. I love it for breakfast. Keeps me so full. Le sigh.

IdealProteinNewbie
10-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Ugh. Sadness. My clinic is out of the brownie and apparently there's a shortage all over Canada, because no one realized how popular they would be. I love it for breakfast. Keeps me so full. Le sigh.

Yes, my coach said it's on back-order again. I love it too, it has so much fiber!

Delgen
10-29-2013, 08:41 PM
Ok I fell off the wagon today, and my wagon done gone crashed and burst into flames :( **hangs head in shame**

BUT like I posted in the 90% thread I am re-building my wagoner-enforced with rebar and Kevlar and I hope for 100% tomorrow *sheepish look**

Hang in there Sarabell. Keep thinking 100%. Cheating is hard psychologically and physically. I hate ti when I go out of Ketosis.

sarahBell
10-29-2013, 08:53 PM
Hang in there Sarabell. Keep thinking 100%. Cheating is hard psychologically and physically. I hate ti when I go out of Ketosis.

Thank you :)

I had what may have been ketosis for 2 days and I felt awesome! I hope to get there again

Wine4me
10-29-2013, 09:00 PM
Does anyone experience burping up yucky fish oil breath? How to not have this happen, advice please?

IdealProteinNewbie
10-29-2013, 09:10 PM
Does anyone experience burping up yucky fish oil breath? How to not have this happen, advice please?

You can try keeping your Omega's in the freezer.

KareVT
10-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Ugh. Sadness. My clinic is out of the brownie and apparently there's a shortage all over Canada, because no one realized how popular they would be. I love it for breakfast. Keeps me so full. Le sigh.

JenJen - The brownies have been on back order for weeks now in the U.S. It's so disturbing, I love that treat! My center said something similar. IP was surprised at it's success factor and didn't manufacture enough to re-stock. Hoping they get on their A game and soon!

Thank you :)

I had what may have been ketosis for 2 days and I felt awesome! I hope to get there again

SarahBell, hang in there. So glad you jumped back on the bandwagon. You'll hop back in ketosis real soon. Stay focused and you'll get there :)

JenJen444
10-29-2013, 09:26 PM
JenJen - The brownies have been on back order for weeks now in the U.S.

Drat. There goes Plan B to stock up in the US when I visit a couple of weeks from now.

I bought some of the IP bars to tide me over.
I've never tried the bars before and I found this one (chocolate peanut butter) chalky and unsatisfying.

Sad face. Saaaaaaad face!!!

vachinyc
10-29-2013, 09:28 PM
I haven't seen the mystical brownie at my clinic yet...I'm now so curious. I am surprised it is filling enough for breakfast. Hope my clinic gets them.

JenJen: it is probably very personal but I love the Chocolate Raspberry bar.

PurpleMomster
10-29-2013, 09:29 PM
Ok I fell off the wagon today, and my wagon done gone crashed and burst into flames :( **hangs head in shame**

BUT like I posted in the 90% thread I am re-building my wagoner-enforced with rebar and Kevlar and I hope for 100% tomorrow *sheepish look**

Chin up and try your best tomorrow, you can do it!!!

Ugh. Sadness. My clinic is out of the brownie and apparently there's a shortage all over Canada, because no one realized how popular they would be. I love it for breakfast. Keeps me so full. Le sigh.

I know, my clinic said the same thing! They were out of the new chips too, boo!

Well, WI was okay today - down 1.5lbs, so close to the 180's! Taking a break from cupcake baking to catch part of the hockey game. It's funny, doesn't even occur to me to lick my fingers or the beaters after I made the cupcakes or the icing - I'll take this as a victory :devil:

Jo

JenJen444
10-29-2013, 09:45 PM
PurpleMomster - thankfully my clinic was fully stocked in those chips. Love them!

Vachinyc - thanks for the recommendation. I'll try them if they still don't have the brownies the next time I'm in. (And it sounds like they won't!)

kelseys928
10-29-2013, 10:14 PM
Lisa and Sarita- Thanks for your words of encouragement. I actually am finally starting to feel like I lost weight/ a lot of people have been mentioning it to me these past 2 days so you must be right about week 4 being an adjustment week. WI in the morning, will carry my high spirits into the clinic