Ideal Protein Diet - What has been your lowest food moment since starting IP?




bindersbee
11-09-2013, 01:51 AM
At the family Halloween party I was hungry without the right foods with me. Although I had eaten an hour before the event, it went long and I was hungry before it was over. All I could eat there were celery and cauliflower and I felt that food anger coming on. Resentment that I didn't get to have food be part of my enjoyment of the evening. The low point was when I licked the rather gross artificial cheese off a couple of Doritos chips- then threw away the chip. Felt pretty pathetic at that point!

It's not usually too bad at all to eat on plan but family events with lots of homemade food (and apparently some Doritos) are hard to get through.


Avalon1957
11-09-2013, 03:06 AM
Lowest food moment for me, was day 2 and 3 on IP, during the carb withdrawl. I havent fallen off the wagon in 100+ days ... but I do have pizza fantasies every so often ... but I just keep those in my head and not in my mouth!

Licking a doritos chip does sound funny though.

lisa32989
11-09-2013, 05:53 AM
I over-planned at the beginning so I wouldn't have these moments. I knew exactly what I was going to do food-wise in any social or family gathering.

It really helps on this plan to stay positive, plan ahead, and have a Plan B.
I'm not a fast food eater so the day I forgot my lunch, got a RTD EAS shake at Walgreens and a McDonald's salad was a pretty yuck lunch but it got me thru. Now I have packets at work, in my lunch bag, in my car, and in DH's car.

I took some food to a wedding reception once but I didn't prepare it at my house (I was out of town). It didn't turn out right and I had to throw some of it away :p but since I overplanned, I still had plenty, I just had to re-adjust my attitude over what I thought I was going to have.

I also ended up at a car repair wayyyyy longer than I thought one day & all my packets were in my car. I was so headachy and almost sick I came close to asking them to lower the car from the lift, so I could get some "medicine" I mistakenly left in there.

The only other low point was very early-on when I took the broccoli-cheese soup with pureed broccoli to work for lunch. We all have different tastes and that soup is inedible tasting to me :p. I believe it is the ONLY day I actually threw my lunch away. It may have been another McDonald's salad day or I think I got some steamed veggies at a chinese carry-out and had one of my emergency packets.

I quickly learned what I liked or only took tried-and-true items to eat away-from-home so I'd know I'd find my meal palatable.


Sonyasbug
11-09-2013, 08:35 AM
I've been on plan for a very long time with only minor irritations till last month. I was having diet fatigue and started to feel jealous of all the "normal" food people around me. I've been enjoying fall and all the sports that come with it. This particular Sunday I was just over it, some skinny girls were trying to get me to have a few drinks and I was feeling sorry for myself. I was good until bar food arrived. Chicken fingers and a bunch of other fried food. I'm usually fine w a bar but not this day. End of story I ended up making an excuse to leave for a little. I did cry in my car but I didn't derail and it was enough to get my head back in the game.I was able to go back and enjoy the rest of the day strong. Who cries over food? Yup I did.

nolasmurf
11-09-2013, 09:40 AM
Early on in the diet I cried over French fries. I just wanted those damn things so bad but I knew if I ate them that I would have to start all over again.

kelseys928
11-09-2013, 12:30 PM
Cried last night because all of my friends are going to a casino for my friends bday and going to be drinking all night/dancing at the club there and knew that I just can't go a resist the temptation...I have been going out and not drinking but recognize that for this particular event it would be better for me to stay away

Hockeymom40
11-10-2013, 02:41 AM
I've been on plan for a very long time with only minor irritations till last month. I was having diet fatigue and started to feel jealous of all the "normal" food people around me. I've been enjoying fall and all the sports that come with it. This particular Sunday I was just over it, some skinny girls were trying to get me to have a few drinks and I was feeling sorry for myself. I was good until bar food arrived. Chicken fingers and a bunch of other fried food. I'm usually fine w a bar but not this day. End of story I ended up making an excuse to leave for a little. I did cry in my car but I didn't derail and it was enough to get my head back in the game.I was able to go back and enjoy the rest of the day strong. Who cries over food? Yup I did.

Just looked at your pics. Amazing! You look fantastic. Hard to believe its the same person. Great job!

lilkel244
11-10-2013, 10:31 AM
I have had a few. I definitely have food issues in the sense I used to be a little bit of a binger and a food hoarder. Since IP I was at a party with lots of appetizers, I literally could not converse with anyone because I was staring at the food. I was mesmerized by it. I used to take too much food at parties like this because I was afraid my favorites would be gone if I wanted seconds, and to not be able to have any was a super weird moment for me. I also used to drink a daily starbucks Iced chai tea. This was my drink, the people at my local starbucks knew me I came in so often for it. It was just habit that on my way to work I would go. I have since starting IP, ended up in the drive-through line and either ordered a bottle of water, or ordered my chai, cried and promptly threw it out. There was something comforting about getting that chai, just the whole "act" of going to starbucks. I am totally a food ritualizer, and it has been hard to break those habits. But here I am, a few months in, almost 25 lbs down despite emergency surgery in Sept. So I will keep pressing on. I swear the best part of this diet is how crappy going into ketosis is because that's what keeps me on track, I can't cheat or I will feel awful.

Meeshellee
11-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Early on in the diet I cried over French fries. I just wanted those damn things so bad but I knew if I ate them that I would have to start all over again.

Omg! My best friend cried over French fries when she was on IP too!

Sonyasbug
11-10-2013, 11:31 AM
Just looked at your pics. Amazing! You look fantastic. Hard to believe its the same person. Great job!

Thanks. Its still hard for me to believe as well. The before/now pic was taken in may. My most recent pic is my avatar. I have been at a stall for about 3 months now. I'm still hoping I can drop 10 more lbs to 125 but my body is resisting. I just keep plugging along. Hoping to keep the tears at bay.

stephascope
11-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Thanks. Its still hard for me to believe as well. The before/now pic was taken in may. My most recent pic is my avatar. I have been at a stall for about 3 months now. I'm still hoping I can drop 10 more lbs to 125 but my body is resisting. I just keep plugging along. Hoping to keep the tears at bay.

When you say you've been at a stall for 3 months, do you mean you have been doing Phase 1 the whole time? Or have you been in maintenance for the past 3 months? You look great!

learning to fly
11-10-2013, 01:43 PM
All of you guys who cried over your food and still resisted it, you have no idea what respect I have for you. Resisting temptations was never my strong point....hence my huge admiration to you!

PurpleMomster
11-10-2013, 01:53 PM
My birthday in early September. I had been on IP for a little over 2 months at that point and had tried to convince myself that it would be okay to have a "cheat day" for my birthday - either a nice greasy burger and fries with a beer or a big dim sum meal with friends. But, 2 months in and I had lost close to 30lbs, I realized that I just couldn't do it. It took me too long to get to that point and I was feeling really good.

On the day of my birthday, my co-workers had bought 3 different cakes (we celebrate birthdays at the office) and someone had brought in a fruit tray - they thought it was healthy and I could have it. As I stood there eating my IP chocolate cake with WF marshmallow topping, I had to fight the urge to throw it out and grab a piece of each of those cakes and a big pile of fruit! I went home that night and cried a little. But I know next year, when I'm rocking smaller sizes and am healthier - I'll enjoy a small piece of cake that much more.

Jo

Hockeymom40
11-10-2013, 02:07 PM
My birthday in early September. I had been on IP for a little over 2 months at that point and had tried to convince myself that it would be okay to have a "cheat day" for my birthday - either a nice greasy burger and fries with a beer or a big dim sum meal with friends. But, 2 months in and I had lost close to 30lbs, I realized that I just couldn't do it. It took me too long to get to that point and I was feeling really good.

On the day of my birthday, my co-workers had bought 3 different cakes (we celebrate birthdays at the office) and someone had brought in a fruit tray - they thought it was healthy and I could have it. As I stood there eating my IP chocolate cake with WF marshmallow topping, I had to fight the urge to throw it out and grab a piece of each of those cakes and a big pile of fruit! I went home that night and cried a little. But I know next year, when I'm rocking smaller sizes and am healthier - I'll enjoy a small piece of cake that much more.
Jo
Wow! That's great you resisted! It's ashame your coworkers brought cake. I'm glad I'm not working right now. No outside distractions or temptations.

Sonyasbug
11-10-2013, 04:52 PM
When you say you've been at a stall for 3 months, do you mean you have been doing Phase 1 the whole time? Or have you been in maintenance for the past 3 months? You look great!

A true stall. I do a combo of P1 and P2, most days its P1. I have talked through any different options to get the scale moving again. Currently waiting on bloodwork to make sure all is ok, esp w my thyroid. I am not accepting that this is were my body wants to be. I know I can get past this and see the 120's. I had a **** of a time getting out of the 150's too.

tingstar
11-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Sonyabug,
I, too, just saw your profile. Thank you for posting before and and after pictures. What inspiration, way to go! You are now one of 'those' skinny girls;) I have yet to dig up a picture and complete the profile.
Kindly,
Ting

AlisonS
11-11-2013, 10:03 AM
I was on Phase 1 100% for one year before getting to my goal. By FAR the worst day was my birthday. I really did not like being on a diet on my birthday and from here on in, I am NEVER going to diet on my birthday. It is always going to be a "fun day" (since I am now in maintenance.)

It was not that I did not have a plan for my birthday and I even had a fairly nice meal and snack on that day (went out to Ruby Tuesday, had the top sirloin with grilled zucchini and steamed broccoli), had strawberry wafer as my restricted that day and so forth. But WAS NOT HAPPY.

itzroxy814
11-11-2013, 01:45 PM
I am in 2nd week of IP and wondering when the temptations and "low moments" will go away... lol Haven't cheated yet, but I do my fair share of smelling food to trick my mind into thinking I've had some.

Just last Sunday there was a family gathering at my sister's house. It was supposed to be a quick thing but ended up going long and everyone was hungry. Someone said "order pizza, whatever you guys want!" and I'm just like "ohh... no.." No one knew I was even on IP. I kept saying "Oh, I'm not going to have any pizza, I have dinner at home!" and they thought I was crazy.

The pizza came and it was visibly steaming and the aroma in the room... OMG. I watched people pick up their pieces, with the stringy cheese pulling as they took pieces. I was like, drooling over it. Finally after everyone kept asking me why I wasn't eating I said I was on a diet. YET about 3 people said "Oh just have one piece! It's so good!"... WHYYYY PEOPLE??? Why must you try to sway people off of diets? I said no, over and over again yet stood by the pizza for a little bit to smell it lol I felt very proud of myself when I went home and whipped up a packet. lol

sarita75
11-11-2013, 02:40 PM
I am having a low moment right now. I think it is almost my TOM (I have an IUD so I never really know) but its only 10:40 a.m. and I.AM.STARVING. :) Other than that, I remember crying on my boyfriend's bed when he had pizza. It was probably around Week 5 or 6 and I just kept clutching my clavicle, feeling it, knowing I wanted to feel more bones, not have pizza. In retrospect it was pretty funny, but man, that was quite a moment.

sarahBell
11-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Ok I have not fallen off the cliff with IP (hopefully wont) but my biggest fail moments have been : licking the stupid frosting, eating a bread stick and having an iced coffee. Those are my biggest "head on the keyboard" moments. I don't crave fries, big ol hamburgers, fried chicken none of that just the sweet but given the amount of candy/cupcakes and other stuff that have been through here I have been good!

bmorelock
11-11-2013, 03:54 PM
I've been on for about 2 months now and have had quite a few cheats..more than i care to admit to. Halloween candy (chocolate) was my major downfall. "just one piece" never turned out that way :( I also had a cheeseburger and fries this weekend...sigh

BuffieLynn
11-11-2013, 07:47 PM
this is also my second month on an alternative IP. It was really rough in the first few weeks. But, now I find others in my life more of a challenge when it comes to food. Friends or acquaintances, seemed to be very pushy about "Just take one bite."

Even this weekend, at a charity auction my husband's boss bid on a black forest cake and he won it for $150. He cut it up at the table for all of us. He wouldn't take "no" for an answer. He ended up cutting an extreme small piece and said, " I spent $150 on it, the least you could do is take a small bite." My DH and I are both on program and didn't want to take the bite...so I said, "Give him $20 bucks because, I am not eating it."

He ended up being fine and didn't want the money but, it is so frustrating when others just keep pushing. :mad:

I have my own moments (especially when TOM visits) that I struggle. But, if everyone around me would chill...I think I would be ok for the most part. I have been very encouraged by my losses and getting to goal is more important than a moment of ecstasy. Well, that is what I keep repeating over and over and over...;)

sarahBell
11-11-2013, 07:50 PM
this is also my second month on an alternative IP. It was really rough in the first few weeks. But, now I find others in my life more of a challenge when it comes to food. Friends or acquaintances, seemed to be very pushy about "Just take one bite."

Even this weekend, at a charity auction my husband's boss bid on a black forest cake and he won it for $150. He cut it up at the table for all of us. He wouldn't take "no" for an answer. He ended up cutting an extreme small piece and said, " I spent $150 on it, the least you could do is take a small bite." My DH and I are both on program and didn't want to take the bite...so I said, "Give him $20 bucks because, I am not eating it."

He ended up being fine and didn't want the money but, it is so frustrating when others just keep pushing. :mad:

I have my own moments (especially when TOM visits) that I struggle. But, if everyone around me would chill...I think I would be ok for the most part. I have been very encouraged by my losses and getting to goal is more important than a moment of ecstasy. Well, that is what I keep repeating over and over and over...;)

Good For you!

SOme people just do not understand the amount of will power and dedication it takes to do this, I am not sin free my anyones count BUT at least people around me understand that I will not give into peer pressure, if I am going to deviate I will do so under my own hand and brain not someone else!

nolasmurf
11-11-2013, 07:55 PM
my best friend is a food "pusher" yet she turns right around and complains that her body is ruined by two kids. I'm always thinking no no its the stick of butter you just threw in those potatoes or the 220 cal a piece woodchucks you are drinking. I love her to death I really do but she has a very un healthy relationship with food and I've let her convince me to go along for WAY Too long. I'm sitting here thinking thank god I decided to do this diet right before her second baby was born because she really doesn't have time to hang out and I'm trucking along just fine.

TOM is upon me as well but (Knock on wood) so far I haven't gone into beast mode and started craving too bad.

Sorry for the ramble. :D

Jojo381972
11-11-2013, 09:48 PM
I have had a few. I definitely have food issues in the sense I used to be a little bit of a binger and a food hoarder. Since IP I was at a party with lots of appetizers, I literally could not converse with anyone because I was staring at the food. I was mesmerized by it. I used to take too much food at parties like this because I was afraid my favorites would be gone if I wanted seconds, and to not be able to have any was a super weird moment for me. I also used to drink a daily starbucks Iced chai tea. This was my drink, the people at my local starbucks knew me I came in so often for it. It was just habit that on my way to work I would go. I have since starting IP, ended up in the drive-through line and either ordered a bottle of water, or ordered my chai, cried and promptly threw it out. There was something comforting about getting that chai, just the whole "act" of going to starbucks. I am totally a food ritualizer, and it has been hard to break those habits. But here I am, a few months in, almost 25 lbs down despite emergency surgery in Sept. So I will keep pressing on. I swear the best part of this diet is how crappy going into ketosis is because that's what keeps me on track, I can't cheat or I will feel awful.

Wow, that's great that you broke your old habits and keep at it. :)
I know what you mean that if I get out of Ketosis I feel awful. It happened to me once since I've been on IP. I felt like I was starting right from the beginning with headaches and just a gross sick feeling.

The worst was only after three weeks in and I went to my parents house for dinner for my brothers birthday. I believe I got my food addiction to sweets from growing up with it pushed in my face all the time, so going back to that near the beginning and resisting the double layered chocolate cake (my favorite) and then the pumpkin pie was not easy. Thankfully I don't crave too much on this diet..but I kept thinking to myself that imagine how I would feel if I ate that stuff again..full, bloated, sick and fatter.

Sonyasbug
11-11-2013, 09:53 PM
I am having a low moment right now. I think it is almost my TOM (I have an IUD so I never really know) but its only 10:40 a.m. and I.AM.STARVING. :) Other than that, I remember crying on my boyfriend's bed when he had pizza. It was probably around Week 5 or 6 and I just kept clutching my clavicle, feeling it, knowing I wanted to feel more bones, not have pizza. In retrospect it was pretty funny, but man, that was quite a moment.

Hang in, could be a woosh!

sarita75
11-11-2013, 09:59 PM
Hang in, could be a woosh!

Thanks! Here's hoping! :)

goldilocksinct
11-11-2013, 10:04 PM
I think my biggest challenge was a health crisis that my Dad had and I had to drive to their retirement place to stay with my mother, who has dementia. The place where they live is very upscale and has wonderful food, and I think it would have been easy for me to say screw it. But I didn't and now I know just what to order there, including the herbal tea for dessert when everyone else is indulging. My father was gone for a month between the hospital and rehab, and I still feel proud that I stuck with the program. All those little successes helped me to get this far, with 92 pounds gone! :)

stephascope
11-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Haven't cried yet but have sure felt like it when we had patients bring in Crave cupcakes twice last week! Have been PMSing like crazy this weekend and was craving chocolate so had a chocolate drink after lunch in addition to my breakfast and lunch packets. Didn't have a restricted yesterday or today... Should probably just leave it at that :( Basically 'poured' hot sauce all over my cauliflower at lunch. I feel like that old lady on the Frank's Red Hot Sauce commercial. "I put that **** on everything!"

smileyt03
11-12-2013, 05:57 AM
i feel like im stalled and no longer losing :(

Run4three
11-12-2013, 01:36 PM
Thanks. Its still hard for me to believe as well. The before/now pic was taken in may. My most recent pic is my avatar. I have been at a stall for about 3 months now. I'm still hoping I can drop 10 more lbs to 125 but my body is resisting. I just keep plugging along. Hoping to keep the tears at bay.

Not. Even. Same. Person.

Absolutely amazing!

schenectady
11-13-2013, 10:52 AM
I've been on plan for a very long time with only minor irritations till last month. I was having diet fatigue and started to feel jealous of all the "normal" food people around me. I've been enjoying fall and all the sports that come with it. This particular Sunday I was just over it, some skinny girls were trying to get me to have a few drinks and I was feeling sorry for myself. I was good until bar food arrived. Chicken fingers and a bunch of other fried food. I'm usually fine w a bar but not this day. End of story I ended up making an excuse to leave for a little. I did cry in my car but I didn't derail and it was enough to get my head back in the game.I was able to go back and enjoy the rest of the day strong. Who cries over food? Yup I did.

I am so glad that I read your poste and looed at your before and after photos - what a great inspiration you are. Now I know when I am feeling sorry for myself or depressed, I can recall what a totally different person I see in tour pictures. The facial expressions say it all.

Thank you for letting us know how you have made this journey, even if it means escaping to your car to cry and avoid the food that is calling to you.

mom2hi
11-14-2013, 02:54 PM
I've been on plan for a very long time with only minor irritations till last month. I was having diet fatigue and started to feel jealous of all the "normal" food people around me. I've been enjoying fall and all the sports that come with it. This particular Sunday I was just over it, some skinny girls were trying to get me to have a few drinks and I was feeling sorry for myself. I was good until bar food arrived. Chicken fingers and a bunch of other fried food. I'm usually fine w a bar but not this day. End of story I ended up making an excuse to leave for a little. I did cry in my car but I didn't derail and it was enough to get my head back in the game.I was able to go back and enjoy the rest of the day strong. Who cries over food? Yup I did.

Wow! You look amazing! So smart to just walk away from the bar food and re-group.

eandc2006
11-21-2013, 11:34 AM
Definitely had a lot of moments throughout my IP journey. I can't say what is the worst but I can certainly recall moments of anger, self-pity, and down right frustration with not being able to eat "normal" food. I would get mad that I had let myself gain in the first place, that I was not a metabolism maniac and had to watch what I ate to feeling angry that people were eating in front of me and not respecting my journey. And I even found myself angry with places like McDonald's and BK, etc. You could say I have had a few :low" moments. Good news is that they ALWAYS pass and I feel great about taking care of myself!

shannonhs
11-21-2013, 01:54 PM
well, I can't say that I've had one low moment, I've had several challenges along the way. Some I have not met unfortunately. But the good thing, and what is different from other diets I have been on, is that I have not let those failures derail my journey. I have moved on, not beat myself up too much and recommitted to IP at the next meal, day, whatever it was.

I have to say my biggest challenge is to avoid the coffee place. I had a caramel latte every day and I miss them so bad that I can't even go near the coffee shop as I am afraid that I will give in.