Ideal Protein Diet - IP daily chat Tuesday 11/19/2013




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lisa32989
11-19-2013, 06:09 AM
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kcdoe
11-19-2013, 06:34 AM
Good Morning IPers,

With my medical issues and being on the mend I am finding it hard to get back on track. My brain won't kick in gear, I was previously one of the no cheat's losing 3 to 4 a week but now I feel a bit lost . I have the alternates and my coach sent me some nice options but my brain is still in the whatever mode. I need to prepare my food, something i'm just so tired to do, healing and my first week back to work is taking all the energy I have. I must smack myself and push to get back on track before it's to late. The water weight which I use to retain quite a bit, is already creeping back after 8 days, and the scale is reflecting it.

"TODAY I MUST GET ON TRACK":mad:

lisa32989
11-19-2013, 06:47 AM
With my medical issues and being on the mend I am finding it hard to get back on track. My brain won't kick in gear, I was previously one of the no cheat's losing 3 to 4 a week but now I feel a bit lost . I have the alternates and my coach sent me some nice options but my brain is still in the whatever mode. I need to prepare my food, something i'm just so tired to do, healing and my first week back to work is taking all the energy I have. I must smack myself and push to get back on track before it's to late. The water weight which I use to retain quite a bit, is already creeping back after 8 days, and the scale is reflecting it.

"TODAY I MUST GET ON TRACK":mad:
Smacking myself never worked.
Formulating a plan and sticking to it did.
Be gentle with yourself & don't overplan while you recover. Add small tasks so you don't overwhelm yourself. Prepping veggies is a lot of work. Grab some frozen ones and maybe only 1-2 fresh. You're still recovering.
Throw some meat in the crockpot.
Water weight will go away with the carbs after a couple days. Send them packing.


Hiker88
11-19-2013, 08:39 AM
WI today and I'm down 3 pounds. Good week. Have a great day everyone!

sarahBell
11-19-2013, 08:44 AM
Good Morning everyone :)

This AM I wanted to make chocolate pancakes, well I added too much water and I had hot bubbly chocolate soup in my pan. I added a couple of drops of coconut extract and had hot chocolate soup!!!! It filled me up no questions on that!

Happy Tuesday everyone

Misstiff
11-19-2013, 09:03 AM
Good morning everyone sounds like we are having a Monday all over again. Today is my second day back at work from vacation, everyone was making comments like WOW Tiffany you look like you lost more weight on vacation (I did 2.5 lbs) one of my assistance called me skinny all day. I don't know if those words have ever been attached to my name before, it made me feel great. I officially weigh in at doc office Thursday. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

lisa32989
11-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Good morning everyone sounds like we are having a Monday all over again. Today is my second day back at work from vacation, everyone was making comments like WOW Tiffany you look like you lost more weight on vacation (I did 2.5 lbs) one of my assistance called me skinny all day. I don't know if those words have ever been attached to my name before, it made me feel great. I officially weigh in at doc office Thursday. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday.
My bosses' boss called me "skinny" last Friday (she's been dieting, too).
Interestingly, I'm still in the overweight BMI.
Skinny will come in January when I return to P1 after this "break the stall" break. Right now I'm definitely skinnier than I was but far from skinny...it feels kinda weird to be called that. I've always been the fat girl.

nolasmurf
11-19-2013, 09:10 AM
A co worker keeps calling me the incredible shrinking woman. My BMI is still unhealthy as well. There's still several areas I'd like to see get smaller. They can't see the spare tire under the clothes lol. But I guess to them they see a dramatic change

ems70508
11-19-2013, 09:19 AM
ha! my boss said the same thing yesterday..."Every time I see you I think you're getting smaller" My response? "That's the plan!!"

Dancinintherain
11-19-2013, 09:37 AM
Does Anyone know where in the Norfolk Virginia area I can find the best selection of Walden Farms products? We're visiting here for a few weeks and I want to spend my time site seeing with the kids not chasing around for products but still want to stay on plan. Looking for Rasp. Jelly and Chipolte ranch dressing. Thanks! (I've checked the website and been on the phone with WF this morning as well as called stores listed in the area as distributors. No luck so far but they also don't list the places that carry the most product at home). Hoping I don't have to try and get an order sent to a temporary location.

locks
11-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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Good Morning IPers,


With my medical issues and being on the mend I am finding it hard to get back on track. My brain won't kick in gear, I was previously one of the no cheat's losing 3 to 4 a week but now I feel a bit lost . I have the alternates and my coach sent me some nice options but my brain is still in the whatever mode. I need to prepare my food, something i'm just so tired to do, healing and my first week back to work is taking all the energy I have. I must smack myself and push to get back on track before it's to late. The water weight which I use to retain quite a bit, is already creeping back after 8 days, and the scale is reflecting it. SORRY THIS WAS A QUOTE, HIT A WRONG BUTTON..


had the same problem, getting back on track is so hard...take baby steps, hour by hour........then kaboom your first 24 hrs is done.....that is what i did....that took me many re tries. I had to say, listen girl, I want to be skinner at christmas time and feel better, that will give me the willpower to ignore all the carb and sugar monsters durrig that perioud. Once we start to feel and see the results its give me anyway more strength to go farther....way better then anyones words...I dont want to be the fat girl with the pretty face........

You can do it, one bottle of water at a time....

"TODAY I MUST GET ON TRACK"

yespositively
11-19-2013, 10:30 AM
Good morning IPers! Last night was rough-- I really wanted to snack. Being home alone seems to do that to me. Fortunately I didn't eat all of my blueberry cran granita jello (it was REALLY weak the way I made it so kinda bland). I ate some of that, which was about 1/4 packet, which I figure is better than eating.

I have a belt on today to keep my pants in place, pants that were snug a few weeks ago. My legs don't feel skinnier at all, but I guess if my pants are loose they must be? Here's hoping!

IdealProteinNewbie
11-19-2013, 10:41 AM
yespositively: The blue-cran granata and raspberry jelly can be used every day as an additional packet or every other day if it is one of your 3.

They don't contain all essential amino acids of a protein so don't feel guilty!

locks
11-19-2013, 10:44 AM
Good morning IPers! Last night was rough-- I really wanted to snack. Being home alone seems to do that to me. Fortunately I didn't eat all of my blueberry cran granita jello (it was REALLY weak the way I made it so kinda bland). I ate some of that, which was about 1/4 packet, which I figure is better than eating.

I have a belt on today to keep my pants in place, pants that were snug a few weeks ago. My legs don't feel skinnier at all, but I guess if my pants are loose they must be? Here's hoping!

Me too, was bad, i grabbed a dill pickle....i wasnt hungry was just my bad habbits coming to the surface.

locks
11-19-2013, 10:45 AM
Imagine if we could control how our bodies lose the fat..........my coach had told me....that last place you put on the fat, was the first place to go......face.....feet..........hands.........reall y important places right lol

schenectady
11-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Good Morning IPers,

With my medical issues and being on the mend I am finding it hard to get back on track. My brain won't kick in gear, I was previously one of the no cheat's losing 3 to 4 a week but now I feel a bit lost . I have the alternates and my coach sent me some nice options but my brain is still in the whatever mode. I need to prepare my food, something i'm just so tired to do, healing and my first week back to work is taking all the energy I have. I must smack myself and push to get back on track before it's to late. The water weight which I use to retain quite a bit, is already creeping back after 8 days, and the scale is reflecting it.

"TODAY I MUST GET ON TRACK":mad:

kcdoe - yours is the first entry I read today and my heart goes out to you. I have been struggling with the same issue for weeks. It started out for a good reason that I was no longer on the program totally (your surgery is definitely that). But I was not able to recover once that situation was gone.

So, yesterday was my day of decision - can I make this work? I struggled mentally BUT I did not allow myself one deviation, one cheat. I actually had to talk to myself anytime I approached challenging food, telling myself sternly that I am stronger than that.

I agree with you that even with limited energy, planning the food is a must. It is what saved me. I decided what would please me the most from the program and made sure that I had that out and ready to go. For dinner, I had a spicy ground turkey cooked up and added it to soup for a nice warm treat that took a while to eat so I was satisfied. (I think nice hot soup fills one up in both a physical way and an emotional, comfort food way).

Keep on this site and read and read and ask for help and support because there are lots of wonderful people who will be your rock. Do not let go of that and you will be back on.. One step, one day, one pound at a time.

ecdcslim
11-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Morning all, was so hungry last night I had another packet! Don't know why but I needed it. Been loving the dark chocolate pudding as a shake - I mix in 10 ozs of water, shake it and let it sit, wow! Counting down the days to my South American holiday, feeling very strong about staying on plan.

Lisa, ems70508, Misstiff, nolasmurf - you're all skinny girls - look at the progress you've made!!!

Have a great, on-plan day everyone!

PurpleMomster
11-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.

I had a low moment last night. It's my TOM and I was feeling (and still am) really bloated and crampy and just yuck in general and stepped on the scale to see that I've lost nothing...nothing at all and might have even gained a little. Despite fighting to stay 100% OP while away, feeling like I was "missing" out on lots of fun stuff - good food, cold beer, Cinnabon... and I lost nothing and probably gained. I wanted soooo badly to reach into the bag of Lindor chocolates my son brought back and have one. Or two. Or the whole bag. I wanted to give up IP, phase off, walk away from it all. I didn't have a chocolate but I wanted to.

I still feel bad this morning but I have my WI at lunch today so I'm going to talk to my coach about this. I hit a bit of a stall last week - yes, I know a week isn't a stall, just a slow week - but I barely lost anything and I didn't lose any inches and I think it's the same this week, possibly with a gain. She did want me to consider trying IP's cleanse - I don't know, maybe I will.

I'm usually pretty positive about this all, actually I'm usually pretty positive in general, so this has been kind of tough on me. I'm just going to sip my coffee and water, wait for my appointment and see how it goes.

Jo

IdealProteinNewbie
11-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Purple: I can't put things quite as eloquently as others on this board but hang in there.

We are asking a lot of our bodies every single week. Many factors come into play with weight loss (water, hormones, salt intake, bowels, etc.) and one slow week, or quite a few should it happen, should not make you throw in the towel.

Think about how far you've come (and in such a short amount of time).

It's a blink of the eye in the overall scheme of life if you really think about it.

I know your son plays hockey...surely you wouldn't have him quit the team if he had one bad week of games, right?

You can do this!

kelseys928
11-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Imagine if we could control how our bodies lose the fat..........my coach had told me....that last place you put on the fat, was the first place to go......face.....feet..........hands.........reall y important places right lol

my coach has told me from the beginning that the last place you lose is the first place you gain. which is why 25 lbs later i am still waiting for my stomach to shrink! if only we had the power to chose!

sarahBell
11-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.

I had a low moment last night. It's my TOM and I was feeling (and still am) really bloated and crampy and just yuck in general and stepped on the scale to see that I've lost nothing...nothing at all and might have even gained a little. Despite fighting to stay 100% OP while away, feeling like I was "missing" out on lots of fun stuff - good food, cold beer, Cinnabon... and I lost nothing and probably gained. I wanted soooo badly to reach into the bag of Lindor chocolates my son brought back and have one. Or two. Or the whole bag. I wanted to give up IP, phase off, walk away from it all. I didn't have a chocolate but I wanted to.

I still feel bad this morning but I have my WI at lunch today so I'm going to talk to my coach about this. I hit a bit of a stall last week - yes, I know a week isn't a stall, just a slow week - but I barely lost anything and I didn't lose any inches and I think it's the same this week, possibly with a gain. She did want me to consider trying IP's cleanse - I don't know, maybe I will.

I'm usually pretty positive about this all, actually I'm usually pretty positive in general, so this has been kind of tough on me. I'm just going to sip my coffee and water, wait for my appointment and see how it goes.

Jo

It was beautiful here wasn't it?! I am just south of the twin cities (80 miles LOL) I wish I would have known you were going to be here in MN!!! I could have given you some places to eat where you can order your food IP way and the chef wont bat an eyelash!! I hope you had fun :)

sarahBell
11-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Ok today I have this "screw it feeling" inside of me. And it really really really SUCKS. I am trying hard to stay OP but I am just having such a hard time today :(

schenectady
11-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Ok today I have this "screw it feeling" inside of me. And it really really really SUCKS. I am trying hard to stay OP but I am just having such a hard time today :(

Don't let yourself go there - HANG IN THERE! I know that feeling and that feeling is what got me where I am today. I am much older than you and I look back and see how much of my life was wasted - the things I could have done, experiences with my kids I turned down because of my weight, etc, etc.

You are younger and you are RIGHT on the edge of that wonderful trip to Onderland. You can do this. The feeling of screw it will hurt you and the wonderful progress you have made. You have a lot of years ahead of you to have new adventures and excitement and you want to be able to do that HAPPY AND HEALTHY.

Don't make me use more capital letters on you (Yes, I know I overdo it)! You are so much stronger than you know (Winnie the Pooh has a great expression about that). Dig deep and rediscover that strength. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

wosmama
11-19-2013, 11:38 AM
Does Anyone know where in the Norfolk Virginia area I can find the best selection of Walden Farms products? We're visiting here for a few weeks and I want to spend my time site seeing with the kids not chasing around for products but still want to stay on plan. Looking for Rasp. Jelly and Chipolte ranch dressing. Thanks! (I've checked the website and been on the phone with WF this morning as well as called stores listed in the area as distributors. No luck so far but they also don't list the places that carry the most product at home). Hoping I don't have to try and get an order sent to a temporary location.

Kroger! In the diabetic section, NOT the natural foods section. I'm in NC but am pretty sure you guys have Kroger. I got like 10 bottles earlier this week.

wosmama
11-19-2013, 11:39 AM
It was beautiful here wasn't it?! I am just south of the twin cities (80 miles LOL) I wish I would have known you were going to be here in MN!!! I could have given you some places to eat where you can order your food IP way and the chef wont bat an eyelash!! I hope you had fun :)

I'm guessing you're in Rochester?! I lived there for four years! Still work for Mayo even though I live in NC now :)

sarita75
11-19-2013, 11:45 AM
This AM I wanted to make chocolate pancakes, well I added too much water and I had hot bubbly chocolate soup in my pan. I added a couple of drops of coconut extract and had hot chocolate soup!!!! It filled me up no questions on that! My first chocolate pancake recipe make was a disaster too. I had these things that looked like dog turds, flattened. Pretty funny. I ate them though. :)

Good morning IPers! Last night was rough-- I really wanted to snack. Being home alone seems to do that to me I have been dealing with the same lately. It's all good though. Keep your strength and try to distract yourself. Also watch your triggers - do you get the snacking urge when watching tv? I do. I try to do something else so that I break that "spell."


Good morning all! P3, Week 1 almost done. I have honestly been enjoying breakfast. Not dealing with the Big C as much either, which is a nice change. Sorry, TMI - I know but I have dealt with it the entire time I was in P1/P2, so getting rid of that issue has been amazing. I have my WI this morning and, since I am full up with breakfast, I doubt I will see much change, but it is okay. The trade off of no scale movement and being able to run again is well worth it to me. :) Happy Tuesday to you all.

emsmom97
11-19-2013, 11:58 AM
Good morning fellow IPers. Sounds like a lot of people are suffering from the Monday blahs on a Tuesday. I'm sending positive thoughts your way in hopes that it will help you all get through the difficult times!

Had WI today. Donated another 2.8 pounds to the cause. I was really surprised since I felt like I gained...plus it's TOM. Who thought I would lose right now? Definitely not this girl! Also got measured for the first time since starting. I was down 2+ inches almost everywhere. Even calves and neck went down a tiny bit (which surprised the doctor). He commented that my clothes must be getting big/baggy since I've gone down at least a size in the 6 weeks I've been OP. Guess I can't really complain.

Well...that's all from cloudy, rainy Washington. I really do hope everyone has a wonderful day. Try to smile, even when it's raining....it makes people wonder what you are thinking about! :)

sarahBell
11-19-2013, 12:45 PM
I'm guessing you're in Rochester?! I lived there for four years! Still work for Mayo even though I live in NC now :)

Nope Mankato. I guess 80 miles was an over shot LOL

sarahBell
11-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Don't let yourself go there - HANG IN THERE! I know that feeling and that feeling is what got me where I am today. I am much older than you and I look back and see how much of my life was wasted - the things I could have done, experiences with my kids I turned down because of my weight, etc, etc.

You are younger and you are RIGHT on the edge of that wonderful trip to Onderland. You can do this. The feeling of screw it will hurt you and the wonderful progress you have made. You have a lot of years ahead of you to have new adventures and excitement and you want to be able to do that HAPPY AND HEALTHY.

Don't make me use more capital letters on you (Yes, I know I overdo it)! You are so much stronger than you know (Winnie the Pooh has a great expression about that). Dig deep and rediscover that strength. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

Thanks. I just cannot ditch this eff it feeling. I do not know why this far in I am feeling like this. It is frustrating as heck,

and you are correct I am so close to onederland I smell it I just need to bite the bullet and get back to the 100% feeling. But I feel all wishy-washy today and I don't like it

Hockeymom40
11-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.

I had a low moment last night. It's my TOM and I was feeling (and still am) really bloated and crampy and just yuck in general and stepped on the scale to see that I've lost nothing...nothing at all and might have even gained a little. Despite fighting to stay 100% OP while away, feeling like I was "missing" out on lots of fun stuff - good food, cold beer, Cinnabon... and I lost nothing and probably gained. I wanted soooo badly to reach into the bag of Lindor chocolates my son brought back and have one. Or two. Or the whole bag. I wanted to give up IP, phase off, walk away from it all. I didn't have a chocolate but I wanted to.

I still feel bad this morning but I have my WI at lunch today so I'm going to talk to my coach about this. I hit a bit of a stall last week - yes, I know a week isn't a stall, just a slow week - but I barely lost anything and I didn't lose any inches and I think it's the same this week, possibly with a gain. She did want me to consider trying IP's cleanse - I don't know, maybe I will.

I'm usually pretty positive about this all, actually I'm usually pretty positive in general, so this has been kind of tough on me. I'm just going to sip my coffee and water, wait for my appointment and see how it goes.

Jo

When I feel deprived I eat a spoonful or two of WF Chocolate Dip. Helps me every time. Sometimes even a spoonful of the pancake syrup!

nolasmurf
11-19-2013, 01:06 PM
sarahbell:hug::hug::hug::hug:

I had that a few days as well, but you've just got to fight thru it. treat yourself to a nap when little man goes down, or a nice bubble bath. You can do this!

Hockeymom40
11-19-2013, 01:07 PM
my coach has told me from the beginning that the last place you lose is the first place you gain. which is why 25 lbs later i am still waiting for my stomach to shrink! if only we had the power to chose!

It will happen. I got asked if I had a tummy tuck! My friend said no way it could be that flat. I just took it as a compliment :)

yespositively
11-19-2013, 01:22 PM
yespositively: The blue-cran granata and raspberry jelly can be used every day as an additional packet or every other day if it is one of your 3.

They don't contain all essential amino acids of a protein so don't feel guilty!

Is that an official rule or a house rule? I purchased the blueberry cran granata from my clinic and was not told that I couldn't use it every day as one of my three.

Also, do you happen to know if the raspberry jelly is literally jelly or if it is more of a jello? Just curious since you mentioned it!

IdealProteinNewbie
11-19-2013, 01:28 PM
Is that an official rule or a house rule? I purchased the blueberry cran granata from my clinic and was not told that I couldn't use it every day as one of my three.

Also, do you happen to know if the raspberry jelly is literally jelly or if it is more of a jello? Just curious since you mentioned it!

It's an official rule. I will bump a thread I started awhile back.

It is just like Jell-O...they just can't call it that because it's a name brand.

yespositively
11-19-2013, 01:31 PM
my coach has told me from the beginning that the last place you lose is the first place you gain. which is why 25 lbs later i am still waiting for my stomach to shrink! if only we had the power to chose!

Ha! This is SO true. I am becoming very hour glass shaped. My waist is back but my hips are still big. So weird.

sarita75 I don't really watch TV but I get what you're saying-- I am SO used to having a cocktail or a snack in the evening while I sew (I'm a quilter). It's weird and honestly I never noticed before how much I snack in the evening. No wonder I gained weight!

Yesterday instead of snacking I threw out anything in the house that I knew my boyfriend wouldn't eat and that would tempt me. Now I don't really have any choices left for snacking except for IP packets or vegetables. Eventually I need to learn how to resist snacks when they are around, but this rules-based approach is working for me for now.

sarahBell Hang in there! Just remember why you're doing this! Maybe take a little walk or something to get yourself out of the house and away from temptation. Or cook a few IP compliant meals for the week. It'll keep you busy and hopefully distract you from wanting to cheat. I've also been using herbal tea (which kinda tastes like unsweet juice to me) to keep me from snacking.

GettinHealthyNow
11-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Hello all - I haven't been very active posting but am still here reading and gaining inspiration every day. Had my week 10 WI last night, another -2.2 pounds down for 32 total since I started. Funny how the mind works - even though I am seeing GREAT losses, I couldn't help feeling a bit disappointed. I had just finished a week of TOM and my bathroom scale (naked, first thing in the morning) had me down 5 pounds for the week. I know...I know! I shouldn't be on the bathroom scale, different time of day, clothes v no clothes etc etc etc but still. I like that one better than my coach's.

yespositively
11-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Hello all - I haven't been very active posting but am still here reading and gaining inspiration every day. Had my week 10 WI last night, another -2.2 pounds down for 32 total since I started. Funny how the mind works - even though I am seeing GREAT losses, I couldn't help feeling a bit disappointed. I had just finished a week of TOM and my bathroom scale (naked, first thing in the morning) had me down 5 pounds for the week. I know...I know! I shouldn't be on the bathroom scale, different time of day, clothes v no clothes etc etc etc but still. I like that one better than my coach's.

I like my number at home better, too. No clothes, jewelry, watch. Still, as long as the numbers are moving in the same direction it's all good.

I stand on my scale in the morning and I *know* that it will be different at WI.

32 pounds is AMAZING! I hope I can say something similar on Week 10! :broc:

Jamiemae
11-19-2013, 02:37 PM
When I feel deprived I eat a spoonful or two of WF Chocolate Dip. Helps me every time. Sometimes even a spoonful of the pancake syrup!

Chocolate Dip!!!:?: I'm going to a WI today...I must inquire about it!!! Love the Original BBQ sauce WF of course :)

PurpleMomster
11-19-2013, 02:42 PM
Purple: I can't put things quite as eloquently as others on this board but hang in there.

We are asking a lot of our bodies every single week. Many factors come into play with weight loss (water, hormones, salt intake, bowels, etc.) and one slow week, or quite a few should it happen, should not make you throw in the towel.

Think about how far you've come (and in such a short amount of time).

It's a blink of the eye in the overall scheme of life if you really think about it.

I know your son plays hockey...surely you wouldn't have him quit the team if he had one bad week of games, right?

You can do this!

Thank you - I really needed the pep talk today!

It was beautiful here wasn't it?! I am just south of the twin cities (80 miles LOL) I wish I would have known you were going to be here in MN!!! I could have given you some places to eat where you can order your food IP way and the chef wont bat an eyelash!! I hope you had fun :)

It was beautiful, especially knowing that it snowed back here at home! Plus, I spent a ton of money, lol!

When I feel deprived I eat a spoonful or two of WF Chocolate Dip. Helps me every time. Sometimes even a spoonful of the pancake syrup!

Oh, that's a good idea!

Okay, I talked myself off the ledge and so did my coach :) And - now I know why I shouldn't jump on the scale - our scale at work is obviously off because I was down 2.4lbs this week! It doesn't stop me feeling like I'm bloated but does make me feel much, much better :D My coach gave me a package of those raspberry chocolates as a sample to "break my mood" - I'm going to try them tonight with a homemade decaf gingerbread latte, yum!

Thank you all for making me feel better!

Jo

44forever
11-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.
Jo

PM - I have been following your threads for awhile now and you have been of great help to me. Don't give up....you are almost there!

I just watched a an IP video lastnight and the Dr. said that you will stall at times. He talked about how you should eat 2 unrestricted and 1 restricted packet (Ph 1) a day, but if you stall out and cannot find the weight loss...go down to 2 unrestricted packets for 1/2 weeks to help.

Some people on the threads say that they only use 3 unrestricted a day, but the Dr. mentioned this and stated that when that person stalls out, they have less options to get their weight loss started up again.

:hug:

schenectady
11-19-2013, 03:39 PM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.

I still feel bad this morning but I have my WI at lunch today so I'm going to talk to my coach about this. I hit a bit of a stall last week - yes, I know a week isn't a stall, just a slow week - but I barely lost anything and I didn't lose any inches and I think it's the same this week, possibly with a gain. She did want me to consider trying IP's cleanse - I don't know, maybe I will.

I'm usually pretty positive about this all, actually I'm usually pretty positive in general, so this has been kind of tough on me. I'm just going to sip my coffee and water, wait for my appointment and see how it goes.

Jo

That sort of feeling, vague anger, slight resentment, does seem to hit. I guess when someone works hard, and you have, there is the feeling that fireworks should be going off, clothes falling off, people stopping us on the street to remark how good we look, etc.

Unfortunately, this journey can seem thankless at times. Lots of hard work and the sign of it only really visible sometimes to us. But look how far you have come - you have lost a whole lot of weight and are well past halfway there.

So hang in there, make yourself some nice hearty soup, sit in front of a fire, snuggles up with a good book and take care of yourself as you visualize how great you will look and feel at Christmas.

And probably for the first time, you will look forward to New Year's, knowing that your resolution was started and put into motion a long time ago and you have so much to look forward to!

dak1lls
11-19-2013, 04:18 PM
Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much - was in Minneapolis for the weekend for a Wild/Jets game. Had a great time on the trip, stayed 100% OP but was feeling really resentful about it.

I had a low moment last night. It's my TOM and I was feeling (and still am) really bloated and crampy and just yuck in general and stepped on the scale to see that I've lost nothing...nothing at all and might have even gained a little. Despite fighting to stay 100% OP while away, feeling like I was "missing" out on lots of fun stuff - good food, cold beer, Cinnabon... and I lost nothing and probably gained. I wanted soooo badly to reach into the bag of Lindor chocolates my son brought back and have one. Or two. Or the whole bag. I wanted to give up IP, phase off, walk away from it all. I didn't have a chocolate but I wanted to.

I still feel bad this morning but I have my WI at lunch today so I'm going to talk to my coach about this. I hit a bit of a stall last week - yes, I know a week isn't a stall, just a slow week - but I barely lost anything and I didn't lose any inches and I think it's the same this week, possibly with a gain. She did want me to consider trying IP's cleanse - I don't know, maybe I will.

I'm usually pretty positive about this all, actually I'm usually pretty positive in general, so this has been kind of tough on me. I'm just going to sip my coffee and water, wait for my appointment and see how it goes.

Jo

Boy can I relate to your post. I remember feeling so resentful at times. I was downright mad and pouty. I felt so sorry for myself that I couldn't have the cake, pie, chips, pizza, whatever.....As I was serving my own birthday cake I felt especially mad. As time went on I started pep talking myself and noticing how much better I was feeling; physically and emotionally. I realized that this would be such a short time out of my life to make a difference in my health. Not just that....I really wanted to feel good about myself again. I wanted to feel pretty and sexy for my DH. I didn't want to be self conscious every time we were invited out, and I tried to come up with excuses to stay home. I wanted to go shopping with my daughter and not feel depressed about not being able to find clothes that were cute and also fit and covered up my fat rolls.

Why is it that I felt I was deprived because I couldn't have a piece of cake, candy, etc...? As others have often pointed out, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". It is sooooo true! I had many times of feeling resentful, but those diminished. Why do we make food so important? As Lisa has said so many times, it is not about the food, it is about our relationships and time with friends, family, etc...Not an exact quote, but that's the gist of it.

Here is a big hug. Go kick the carpet and grumble, and have a dill pickle. This too shall pass. :hug:

schenectady
11-19-2013, 05:58 PM
My very first, real NSV!!!!!! I came back after running errands (husband home after surgery) and as I put away his meds, I glanced at myself in the big bathroom mirror.

The big round thing that was my face is now a very attractive narrow and normal shape. I really and truly had to look twice to make sure it was me and not someone who had slipped behind me.

So even though I have been down and fell off, got back on, this was the happiest single moment I have had since started. I have begun putting makeup on every morning and doing my hair and it paid off - there was a very pretty lady in the mirror.

(No, not humble, but I need this little kick!)

ReenHag
11-19-2013, 06:01 PM
A co worker keeps calling me the incredible shrinking woman. My BMI is still unhealthy as well. There's still several areas I'd like to see get smaller. They can't see the spare tire under the clothes lol. But I guess to them they see a dramatic change

Agreed! My coworkers say similar things to me, and it certainly helps with support. I am sure we are all filling out our clothes differently. I am glad to look better in my clothes, but I also agree that these love handles need to go! LOL

My bosses' boss called me "skinny" last Friday (she's been dieting, too).

ha! my boss said the same thing yesterday..."Every time I see you I think you're getting smaller" My response? "That's the plan!!"

My boss has not commented once on my weight loss. I see her daily and we have meetings weekly. Nothing. I am almost FIFTY POUNDS SMALLER and nothing. My former boss said something within five minutes of seeing me recently. It's all about love and connections, folks.

I have a belt on today to keep my pants in place, pants that were snug a few weeks ago. My legs don't feel skinnier at all, but I guess if my pants are loose they must be? Here's hoping!

Amen! I am in need of new belts and new pants, too. I have had to retire some of my looser twelves...I can't wait to be totally into tens. It feels like it is taking forever. But I love the loose-pants feeling!!!

I agree with you that even with limited energy, planning the food is a must. It is what saved me. I decided what would please me the most from the program and made sure that I had that out and ready to go. For dinner, I had a spicy ground turkey cooked up and added it to soup for a nice warm treat that took a while to eat so I was satisfied. (I think nice hot soup fills one up in both a physical way and an emotional, comfort food way).

I am loving hot soup! Hubby made a very soupy roast tonight-yum! So warm, cozy, and comforting.

Okay, I talked myself off the ledge and so did my coach :) And - now I know why I shouldn't jump on the scale - our scale at work is obviously off because I was down 2.4lbs this week! It doesn't stop me feeling like I'm bloated but does make me feel much, much better :D My coach gave me a package of those raspberry chocolates as a sample to "break my mood" - I'm going to try them tonight with a homemade decaf gingerbread latte, yum!

Hooray! Way to go! Keep moving forward, and you will make it to your goal.

Happy Tuesday, everyone! What a busy time of year at school- so many activities going on the past two weeks, and now grades close this week. I am so looking forward to the little break that Thanksgiving brings! Still planning to phase off for the holidays, but may change my mind. Who knows. Have a great evening everyone!

~Renee

dak1lls
11-19-2013, 06:29 PM
My very first, real NSV!!!!!! I came back after running errands (husband home after surgery) and as I put away his meds, I glanced at myself in the big bathroom mirror.

The big round thing that was my face is now a very attractive narrow and normal shape. I really and truly had to look twice to make sure it was me and not someone who had slipped behind me.

So even though I have been down and fell off, got back on, this was the happiest single moment I have had since started. I have begun putting makeup on every morning and doing my hair and it paid off - there was a very pretty lady in the mirror.

(No, not humble, but I need this little kick!)

That is so awesome! What a great feeling. Yay for you!

schenectady
11-19-2013, 06:38 PM
That is so awesome! What a great feeling. Yay for you!

You must know that people like you are what keep the newbies going. I looked at the picture of you on your profile and oh, my! You are stunning! I hope I can look half that good when I am done. You deserve real congrats.

athena4791
11-19-2013, 07:12 PM
You ladies are all so inspiring. I'm glad to be back on the forums. It really does help to read what you have to say and see the progress you've all made. It's really hard to start back up but I'm trying. Today was the first day I've been completely OP since trying to restart this past week.

1 step at a time eh? :halffull: :goodvibes:

slownsteady
11-19-2013, 08:30 PM
GetinHealthyNow: Our stats are almost exactly the same......except you started a few weeks later and have lost 1lb more than me :) Keep going so I can keep trying to catch up to you :)

My very first, real NSV!!!!!! I came back after running errands (husband home after surgery) and as I put away his meds, I glanced at myself in the big bathroom mirror.

The big round thing that was my face is now a very attractive narrow and normal shape. I really and truly had to look twice to make sure it was me and not someone who had slipped behind me.

(No, not humble, but I need this little kick!)

Humility is SO overrated! :) What a great feeling! Congrats!

Re: Daks - You must know that people like you are what keep the newbies going. I looked at the picture of you on your profile and oh, my! You are stunning! I hope I can look half that good when I am done. You deserve real congrats.

I so agree with Schenectady Daks! When I want to be/stay inspired I look at your picture! I want to be like HER!! :)

slownsteady
11-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Well I FINALLY did it ladies! Walked on the treadmill after work today for 30 minutes! My plan and goal is to do that M-F - get the exercise in before I even leave for home! Tomorrow I'll remember by earphones and WATER! :dizzy:

schenectady
11-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Well I FINALLY did it ladies! Walked on the treadmill after work today for 30 minutes! My plan and goal is to do that M-F - get the exercise in before I even leave for home! Tomorrow I'll remember by earphones and WATER! :dizzy:

Hooray! I hope to be "ready" to do that soon. I want to be able to fit into the workout wear very soon and then off I do. You are inspiration - I am inspired to try sooner rather than later. Thanks

dlr9774
11-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Well I had my third week weigh in today and lost 3.2 lbs.! I was hoping for more but, plan to continue this journey and week by week get closer to my goal.

Zictory75
11-19-2013, 09:18 PM
Ha! This is SO true. I am becoming very hour glass shaped. My waist is back but my hips are still big. So weird.
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This is me exactly. I have gone down three sizes in shirt, but really 0-1 sizes in pants. The waist is huge and I had to have my mom take them in several inches, but my hips have not really changed so the pants still fit.... Really they are starting to look funny, legs baggy, waist gapping, but still fitting fine in the hips.

So nice to hear this is not just me, lol

Hockeymom40
11-19-2013, 10:00 PM
Boy can I relate to your post. I remember feeling so resentful at times. I was downright mad and pouty. I felt so sorry for myself that I couldn't have the cake, pie, chips, pizza, whatever.....As I was serving my own birthday cake I felt especially mad. As time went on I started pep talking myself and noticing how much better I was feeling; physically and emotionally. I realized that this would be such a short time out of my life to make a difference in my health. Not just that....I really wanted to feel good about myself again. I wanted to feel pretty and sexy for my DH. I didn't want to be self conscious every time we were invited out, and I tried to come up with excuses to stay home. I wanted to go shopping with my daughter and not feel depressed about not being able to find clothes that were cute and also fit and covered up my fat rolls.

Why is it that I felt I was deprived because I couldn't have a piece of cake, candy, etc...? As others have often pointed out, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". It is sooooo true! I had many times of feeling resentful, but those diminished. Why do we make food so important? As Lisa has said so many times, it is not about the food, it is about our relationships and time with friends, family, etc...Not an exact quote, but that's the gist of it.

Here is a big hug. Go kick the carpet and grumble, and have a dill pickle. This too shall pass. :hug:

That was so well put, I copied and printed for my inspiration file. You look amazing btw. Like a different person.

vachinyc
11-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Good evening all: very inspiring posts today. IP POWER!

I "learned" a little something today and I hope it sticks with me. Thought I'd share in case it helps any of you too.

Tonight I looked at work email while having dinner. (Never a good idea but work has been crazy) Received a crappy email from my boss. (He sold me out after telling me to take the hard line...) long story short, I was so angry. So angry I was just shoveling in my dinner... Finished it in a flash. Felt not so satisfied and definitely still hungry.

But, as I was examining what I could do to avoid the hunger, or "fix" the not satisfied feeling, (and stay OP) it occurred to me that this is the same dinner I have all the time and am plenty satisfied all the time.

Lightbulb moment. It wasn't the food...it was me. I was angry and looking to soothe. And food is always an easy go-to. Sadly, food doesn't fix the problem. And, to make matters worse, eating when I'm not really hungry creates a different problem.

It was really eye-opening for me. Nothing to do with hunger. I'm hopeful it is a lesson I can keep in mind in the future.

I've mentally moved on from the email, decided to deal with it tomorrow...I came to read on the forum and ... presto, not feeling hungry now.

Interesting, right?

Have a nice evening all.

kcdoe
11-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Smacking myself never worked.
Formulating a plan and sticking to it did.
Be gentle with yourself & don't overplan while you recover. Add small tasks so you don't overwhelm yourself. Prepping veggies is a lot of work. Grab some frozen ones and maybe only 1-2 fresh. You're still recovering.
Throw some meat in the crockpot.
Water weight will go away with the carbs after a couple days. Send them packing.

Lisa, Thank you for the support and idea's, overwhelmed is exactly how I feel right now!


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had the same problem, getting back on track is so hard...take baby steps, hour by hour........then kaboom your first 24 hrs is done.....that is what i did....that took me many re tries. I had to say, listen girl, I want to be skinner at christmas time and feel better, that will give me the willpower to ignore all the carb and sugar monsters durrig that perioud. Once we start to feel and see the results its give me anyway more strength to go farther....way better then anyones words...I dont want to be the fat girl with the pretty face........

You can do it, one bottle of water at a time....
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"TODAY I MUST GET ON TRACK"
Thank you I am trying the pep talks also. My goal has always been to buy an amazing dress for the Christmas Gala and I go shopping on the 7th with some friends. I need to get the desire back..... must must must!!!

kcdoe - yours is the first entry I read today and my heart goes out to you. I have been struggling with the same issue for weeks. It started out for a good reason that I was no longer on the program totally (your surgery is definitely that). But I was not able to recover once that situation was gone.


Thank you Schenectady, baby steps, I did good all day yesterday but found myself givin in to snacks last night. It's like the baby in me says "you are recovering and worked all day and are in pain and tired, poor thing you have what you want" bull crap enough of that!!!! Where does this even come from I was so loving this diet and so on target and not even tempted to cheat before so this complete turn around has me confused and baffled.

BUT THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT IT REALLY HELPS!!!!:hug: