Ideal Protein Diet - IP Weekend Chat Sat 2/15 - Sun 2/16/2014




lisa32989
02-15-2014, 07:47 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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Information for newbies:
Check the sticky page (top of forum, above all the topics) for lots of good information and please read here before asking what might be a frequently asked question (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/243142-have-question-about-ip-read-here-first-before-posting-question.html): 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)

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)

For those looking for alternative products
Here is a thread with tons of info. Spend some time in it. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270731-alternative-products-will-work-phase-1-a.html
And here is a link to a chart (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4677467-post240.html) to help you choose appropriate products

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Progress photos
Mini-Goal Photo Album (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals-201/).

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


bluegingham
02-15-2014, 07:59 AM
So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:

I was already so proud of myself for staying OP and not even having the slightest Valentine's Day temptation (I am still amazed!), but to hit WONDERLAND this week (I've been waiting to say that!) was awesome!

Have an awesome weekend!

Newbierm
02-15-2014, 08:18 AM
I had WI #1 today and I lost 6.8 pounds. So happy with this! I will admit there were a few rough days. Hopefully those will become fewer and farther between. Today I say let the journey begin.


lisa32989
02-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Congrats to both of you. Isn't IP amazing? And all we have to do is let go and do it!

drd1961
02-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Today is my mother-in-law's 83 birthday. She wants us over for dinner, and to play cards. This is the woman that does not have anything of color in her meals, but it is her birthday, so I will eat what I can, and have a salad before I go to get veggies in. I am too close to goal to sabotage.

In the last 6 weeks I have not dropped a lot of weight, but I must be looking different. I got several NSVs yesterday. Our singing group piled into a little VW and I was in the back seat with two other ladies. They made me sit in the middle because I was the skinny one! We were talking about getting stuck in the snow, and I told the story of my car getting stuck earlier this week and my son and I having to rock it out of the ice patch it was in. One of the men shook his head and said how can a little thing like you push a car out(come on, its a little Civic.)

I am the producer of a local theater's next show and have been trying to get tech people. I went and visited my daughter's best friend who is a good sound guy. He said he did not recognize me at first and he was over a lot when she was home from break.

NSV's help when the scale movement is slower(and needs to be slower, the body HAS to catch up at this point)

Mandy078
02-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Well....fell off the IP wagon last night and feel like I need to go to confession....and I'm not even catholic. Just finished my 3rd week and had been doing well and then we had plans for valentines day and I ended up not only not eating all my veggies but I had desert.

But today is a new day.....and the best part I guess is that eating off plan made me SICK so hopefully I'll remember that next time. I know it's all about moving on and getting back on plan but I can't help but feel horrible about it. How dumb!!!

lisa32989
02-15-2014, 09:30 AM
drd You're rocking this!

Well....fell off the IP wagon last night and feel like I need to go to confession....and I'm not even catholic. Just finished my 3rd week and had been doing well and then we had plans for valentines day and I ended up not only not eating all my veggies but I had desert.

But today is a new day.....and the best part I guess is that eating off plan made me SICK so hopefully I'll remember that next time. I know it's all about moving on and getting back on plan but I can't help but feel horrible about it. How dumb!!!

I've found the best way to stick to plan is to pre-plan.
Especially for "big" days. Leave nothing to chance.
Know what the meals will be and how you will handle possibly wanting a "treat". There are recipes for IP muffins, "cupcakes", and cookies made from IP packets.
My days are planned the night before. I know what is for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. Since I plan ahead, I don't get caught without enough veggies or lettuce. And when I plan OP treats, it takes away the thoughts of cheating.

Just some thoughts to help you (and others) stay OP.
It can certainly be done but it is all in the mental attitude.

Ruth Ann
02-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Welcome to Onderland bluegingham! Isn't it exciting to see that 1? congrats!

Yeah for making it through the first week newbierm and for the loss! It really does get easier as you go along, the first few days are the roughest.

Love those NSVs drd! Wow, you've done so great- congrats!

Mandy - drink lots of extra water today and get right back to it. Sorry you got sick but you're right - remembering that feeling will help you resist the next time. The more you work your "resistance muscle" the stronger it gets!

Jenny38
02-15-2014, 09:38 AM
So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:
!

Way to go Bluegingham:carrot:

I had WI #1 today and I lost 6.8 pounds. So happy with this! I will admit there were a few rough days. Hopefully those will become fewer and farther between. Today I say let the journey begin.

Newbierm-congrats on a great first week. A nice motivator to keep going.

Well....fell off the IP wagon last night and feel like I need to go to confession....and I'm not even catholic. Just finished my 3rd week and had been doing well and then we had plans for valentines day and I ended up not only not eating all my veggies but I had desert.

But today is a new day.....and the best part I guess is that eating off plan made me SICK so hopefully I'll remember that next time. I know it's all about moving on and getting back on plan but I can't help but feel horrible about it. How dumb!!!

Mandy - don't beat yourself up. I think this is part of the journey, learning what triggered us to go off track and more importantly how to get back on track and try to do it different for next time. I have gone off track during IP but it has been way less frequent as I learn more about why I self sabotage and how to stop being self destructive. You can do it!

Drd- that was a lovely compliment you received.


Have a great weekend everyone. My DH and I are going for dinner and a movie tonight, last night my kids had friends for their first sleep over which was lots of fun.

Ruth Ann
02-15-2014, 09:39 AM
I've found the best way to stick to plan is to pre-plan.
Especially for "big" days. Leave nothing to chance.
Know what the meals will be and how you will handle possibly wanting a "treat". There are recipes for IP muffins, "cupcakes", and cookies made from IP packets.
My days are planned the night before. I know what is for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. Since I plan ahead, I don't get caught without enough veggies or lettuce. And when I plan OP treats! it takes away the thoughts of cheating.

Just some thoughts to help you (and others) stay OP.
It can certainly be done but it is all in the mental attitude.

You're absolutely right on the planning Lisa - I do mine a week in advance and then adjust daily if needed because sometimes things happen. Mental attitude is a huge part of the battle - I still have to ask myself regularly "do I need to eat or do I just want to eat?" I may have to ask myself that question for the rest of my life but at least now I know enough to even question myself! (If that made any sense.)

Jenny38
02-15-2014, 09:45 AM
Lisa, I woke up thinking about you this morning. I wanted to say how much I appreciate your commitment to this forum especially when you have been in a prolonged stall since the fall. You have continued to be positive about the program, hold us accountable, provide information - sometimes the same info more than once :) and celebrate our victories. You have done a great job with your loses and have managed to maintain while you figure out your next steps which is amazing.

Just wanted to say thanks
Jen

lisa32989
02-15-2014, 09:48 AM
You're absolutely right on the planning Lisa - I do mine a week in advance and then adjust daily if needed because sometimes things happen. Mental attitude is a huge part of the battle - I still have to ask myself regularly "do I need to eat or do I just want to eat?" I may have to ask myself that question for the rest of my life but at least now I know enough to even question myself! (If that made any sense.)

You make perfect sense.
And I'll fathom a gurneys that mental attitude is MOST of the battle. Everything falls into place when we have our heads on right. When there is an internal battle, somehow the negative wins.

And, yes, we' ll have to ask ourselves that question for the rest of out lives to maintain. The battle doesn't end when the weight is off.

Hiker88
02-15-2014, 09:52 AM
I had WI #1 today and I lost 6.8 pounds. So happy with this! I will admit there were a few rough days. Hopefully those will become fewer and farther between. Today I say let the journey begin.

Congrats on the loss! It will get easier. What I love about IP is the rules are quite simple and you really don't have to think to much... meat, vegis, oils, and three packs of food... keep up the good work!

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Our singing group piled into a little VW and I was in the back seat with two other ladies. They made me sit in the middle because I was the skinny one! We were talking about getting stuck in the snow, and I told the story of my car getting stuck earlier this week and my son and I having to rock it out of the ice patch it was in. One of the men shook his head and said how can a little thing like you push a car out(come on, its a little Civic.)

He said he did not recognize me at first and he was over a lot when she was home from break.



Now those are great NSV's! I've had a couple of people say they had to look at me for a sec or hear my voice to realize who it was! Feels good and great to have those moments when you have slowed down waiting for those last few pounds!

Well....fell off the IP wagon last night and feel like I need to go to confession....and I'm not even catholic. Just finished my 3rd week and had been doing well and then we had plans for valentines day and I ended up not only not eating all my veggies but I had desert.

But today is a new day.....and the best part I guess is that eating off plan made me SICK so hopefully I'll remember that next time. I know it's all about moving on and getting back on plan but I can't help but feel horrible about it. How dumb!!!

Good learning experience. Those special days just aren't worth the cheats and the inevitable stall on the scale!

So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:

I was already so proud of myself for staying OP and not even having the slightest Valentine's Day temptation (I am still amazed!), but to hit WONDERLAND this week (I've been waiting to say that!) was awesome!

A person just can't put in words how it feels to reach onederland..... such a great feeling with an emotional connection... Congrats!!

Mandy078
02-15-2014, 10:12 AM
Thank you guys for not just saying "it will be okay" and giving me suggestions for getting back on track. My entire life I've had someone just telling me that I am great how I am even at my heaviest (which was 293 lbs) and that was NOT great and I know was not healthy!!! My family is all overweight and fighting health concerns because of that.

I will get back on track and I will overcome this. Thank you all for your support!!!

Newbierm
02-15-2014, 10:12 AM
For valentines day my DH gave me go veggie cheddar cheese (that was pretty sweet). Can we use this? If so, how would we count it? Thank you in advance! I'm afraid to use it in fear of throwing things off!

clbott
02-15-2014, 10:21 AM
My DD sells Girl Scout cookes so we had 250 boxes delivered to our house to fill pre-orders. They sat on my coffee table until all of the orders were filled. Now I have 21 boxes left from orders not picked up. I have them on my desk at work trying to get rid of them.

They are STARING at me. LOL. It's not that bad but I do find myself thinking about them too much. I can't wait until they all sell!!!!!

Hawaii69
02-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Today is my mother-in-law's 83 birthday. She wants us over for dinner, and to play cards. This is the woman that does not have anything of color in her meals, but it is her birthday, so I will eat what I can, and have a salad before I go to get veggies in. I am too close to goal to sabotage.

In the last 6 weeks I have not dropped a lot of weight, but I must be looking different. I got several NSVs yesterday. Our singing group piled into a little VW and I was in the back seat with two other ladies. They made me sit in the middle because I was the skinny one! We were talking about getting stuck in the snow, and I told the story of my car getting stuck earlier this week and my son and I having to rock it out of the ice patch it was in. One of the men shook his head and said how can a little thing like you push a car out(come on, its a little Civic.)

I am the producer of a local theater's next show and have been trying to get tech people. I went and visited my daughter's best friend who is a good sound guy. He said he did not recognize me at first and he was over a lot when she was home from break.

NSV's help when the scale movement is slower(and needs to be slower, the body HAS to catch up at this point)

I can so relate to where you are right now! My weight loss feels like it has slowed down too! I have had a lot of compliments on my weight loss lately as well and it seems I have to go shopping. My clothes are just too big and for some reason, I am trying to catch up to that fact! The NSV's are good reminders of how far we've come and how worth it is to feel better and be healthier. This plan came at the perfect time for me. I was ready for change!

Congratulations to all those with good losses! For those struggling, just don't give up! Its a new day, put it behind you. The plan works and its worth it!!

lisa32989
02-15-2014, 10:29 AM
For valentines day my DH gave me go veggie cheddar cheese (that was pretty sweet). Can we use this? If so, how would we count it? Thank you in advance! I'm afraid to use it in fear of throwing things off!
Unfortunately, it isn't on the P1 sheet.

Lisa, I woke up thinking about you this morning. I wanted to say how much I appreciate your commitment to this forum especially when you have been in a prolonged stall since the fall. You have continued to be positive about the program, hold us accountable, provide information - sometimes the same info more than once :) and celebrate our victories. You have done a great job with your loses and have managed to maintain while you figure out your next steps which is amazing.

Just wanted to say thanks
Gee...thanks.
We'll get it figured out. And in the meantime I get to learn to maintain, which is something I've been crappy at in the past! Coming here daily reminds me to stick with maintaining, even if P1 isn't producing weight loss for me right now.

Newbierm
02-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Unfortunately, it isn't on the P1 sheet.

Well darnit! Hopefully DH can use it!

ColoradoCarol
02-15-2014, 11:04 AM
Jendilly - thanks for your compliment on yesterday's Daily Chat. I don't really think I am awesome - I just try to give back a little of what I get here. I think you are great.

Ruth Ann- there must be a direct line between Colorado and Washington and our brains. I try (and I believe you must too) take a realistic and simplistic approach to IP- if it isn't on the sheet - you don't eat it.

Have a great LONG weekend.

ReenHag
02-15-2014, 11:20 AM
So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:

:carrot::carrot: Congratulations! :carrot::carrot: Welcome to ONEderland! You never have to see that darn 2 again!

I had WI #1 today and I lost 6.8 pounds. So happy with this! I will admit there were a few rough days. Hopefully those will become fewer and farther between. Today I say let the journey begin.

Congrats on your first week! It is definitely an accomplishment. There will be rough days, truly, but with the right attitude and preparation, you will make it through. Here's to many more successful weeks.

Today is my mother-in-law's 83 birthday. She wants us over for dinner, and to play cards. This is the woman that does not have anything of color in her meals, but it is her birthday, so I will eat what I can, and have a salad before I go to get veggies in. I am too close to goal to sabotage.

NSV's help when the scale movement is slower(and needs to be slower, the body HAS to catch up at this point)

You seem so well-prepared to deal with your mother-in-law's b-day dinner. I know you will do fine! Congrats on all the NSV's! You are so right- they do help when the scale is moving slower.

You're absolutely right on the planning Lisa - I do mine a week in advance and then adjust daily if needed because sometimes things happen. Mental attitude is a huge part of the battle - I still have to ask myself regularly "do I need to eat or do I just want to eat?" I may have to ask myself that question for the rest of my life but at least now I know enough to even question myself! (If that made any sense.)

I am right with you, Ruth Ann! I find myself more and more asking myself that very question. Usually the answer is that I just want to eat- so I don't. Those thoughts usually hit me between 2-5 PM, and I am not sure why. Perhaps I am avoiding something (work, perhaps?), or maybe that is just a rough time of day for me.

Have a great day and weekend, everyone! Looking forward to WI tomorrow.

~Renee

ColoradoCarol
02-15-2014, 11:35 AM
I have never been a fan of cooking shows or competition/reality shows but in the last month I have started watching food Network and Cooking channel. I don't know if it is because they are making foods that I can't eat on P1 (or in some cases ever again - like Donut Showdown or Cupcakewars) and I get my fix that way.

I like watching Chopped too - I can attribute this to enjoying cooking now and maybe picking up techniques. Maybe?

I also have been watching My 600 lb life. This one I find motivating. I was ever this big (275 was my highest adult weight) but their stories (and excuses) motivate me.

Just seems a little odd that while I am doing a regimented protocol I start watching cooking shows and shows about sweets.

Oh we'll, done with confessing my secret tv enjoyment.

kontesanera
02-15-2014, 11:49 AM
So yesterday was day 8 and I was feeling oh so hungry. My MIL invited for us for fish dinner, so I told her to not to put any oil on my fish prior to broiling it and to leave my salad on the side for me and I will season it. She was a little put off, but oh well. Food was excellent, but there were so many other things that she made, and I resisted temptation.

I went to bed with a growling stomach, first time on IP. I had dreams of me indulging in all these foods and wines, and even in my dream I felt horrible. When I woke up it took me a few moments to determine where I was last night and what I actually ate.

I know that I read somewhere that there is a feeling of hunger prior to a drop and I really hope that is the case.[ur

Have a great weekend IP peeps

lisa32989
02-15-2014, 11:55 AM
I have never been a fan of cooking shows or competition/reality shows but in the last month I have started watching food Network and Cooking channel. I don't know if it is because they are making foods that I can't eat on P1 (or in some cases ever again - like Donut Showdown or Cupcakewars) and I get my fix that way.

I like watching Chopped too - I can attribute this to enjoying cooking now and maybe picking up techniques. Maybe?

I also have been watching My 600 lb life. This one I find motivating. I was ever this big (275 was my highest adult weight) but their stories (and excuses) motivate me.

Just seems a little odd that while I am doing a regimented protocol I start watching cooking shows and shows about sweets.

Oh we'll, done with confessing my secret tv enjoyment.
I've always liked Chopped and Top Chef. I think they've given me more kitchen confidence. And I love the creativity of cake decorating shows (cupcake wars, Cake Boss)

I'm not a fan of shows that I believe are abusive (such as Biggest Loser) or that spotlight the self-destructive behaviors of others. I had gotten to the point where I wasn't watching much TV at all. I probably should get back there again.

Vippysue
02-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Sometimes I wish this chat room had a "like" button. There are lots of things to like today. Congrats on the losses and the NSVs.

jendilly
02-15-2014, 02:31 PM
Love reading all of the successes, and also the confessions, too. That's what's so great about this place. People are always willing to celebrate with you, and also pick you up, dust you off, give you advice and encouragement...and help you move on.

I could use a little quick advice. I went to bed last night not feeling so great. Couldn't warm up, felt a little light-headed. Woke up in the night with a sore throat and my ears a little plugged. This morning, my nose is a bit plugged, too. I can't get sick now...I'm flying to Arizona tomorrow and then doing a bit of driving to tour some college campuses with my daughter. I could use some remedies that are IP compliant! What do you do to zap a cold? In the past, it's been Alka-Seltzer Cold, Dayquil, Emer-gen C and some hot tea as my go-to's. I need to kill this bug quickly!

jendilly
02-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Sometimes I wish this chat room had a "like" button. There are lots of things to like today. Congrats on the losses and the NSVs.


I have thought the exact same thing! I've gone to hit "like" on someone's comment, and it's just not there. So, here's a "LIKE" to your comment. :)

IPMaryD
02-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Hi Everyone-- it is awesome to have a place to read and share our news... good, bad, confessions etc.

Made it through the crazy weather to WI yesterday, down to 2.08.4, I was thrilled to break 210. I had a good talk with my coach too-- I shared that I am drinking a crazy amount of water-- way more than required because I am ALWAYS thirsty. My hydration is good (according to her 2.7-3.4 in all 4 weigh ins). I bought some MIO for when water wasn't appealing and I haven't even come close to needing it, water is still delicious almost one month in.

I traded in some packets from my intro package to try some recipes-- raspberry jelly with peach mango drink in the fridge now-- Hoping to have half for dessert tonight.

Finally, coach is still concerned that I am loosing lean mass, suggested we "talk" about going to phase two-- I can't really understand why, this is working and I have a ways to go! I am already adding 2 eggs or an additional packet everyday, or at least trying to :/.

Oh, really finally, I can't seem to figure out a weight tracker, the link in the quick links seems to dead end.... any ideas?

Thanks!

Hiker88
02-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Oh, really finally, I can't seem to figure out a weight tracker, the link in the quick links seems to dead end.... any ideas?

Thanks!

I googled 'ticker' and after creating one on another website I cut and pasted (not the picture but the 'code') it into my signature on 3FC's

drd1961
02-15-2014, 02:58 PM
I can so relate to where you are right now! My weight loss feels like it has slowed down too! I have had a lot of compliments on my weight loss lately as well and it seems I have to go shopping. My clothes are just too big and for some reason, I am trying to catch up to that fact! The NSV's are good reminders of how far we've come and how worth it is to feel better and be healthier. This plan came at the perfect time for me. I was ready for change!

Congratulations to all those with good losses! For those struggling, just don't give up! Its a new day, put it behind you. The plan works and its worth it!!

You need to go shopping and get smaller sizes. It is a lot of fun!

At the pool this morning I had a friend come up and tell me I looked really fit and well muscled. Just shows you don't have to lose muscle mass on a low call diet!

ColoradoCarol
02-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Love reading all of the successes, and also the confessions, too. That's what's so great about this place. People are always willing to celebrate with you, and also pick you up, dust you off, give you advice and encouragement...and help you move on.

I could use a little quick advice. I went to bed last night not feeling so great. Couldn't warm up, felt a little light-headed. Woke up in the night with a sore throat and my ears a little plugged. This morning, my nose is a bit plugged, too. I can't get sick now...I'm flying to Arizona tomorrow and then doing a bit of driving to tour some college campuses with my daughter. I could use some remedies that are IP compliant! What do you do to zap a cold? In the past, it's been Alka-Seltzer Cold, Dayquil, Emer-gen C and some hot tea as my go-to's. I need to kill this bug quickly!

When I got a cold a bout a month ago I drank A LOT of hot herbal decaf tea. I also took Airborne. I saw that others take DayQuil. I also saw that some people take sugar free cough drops but I didn't because the Splenda adds up and can have an adverse affect on IP. I can't take cold meds as could counteract my seizure meds (I had two seizures 7 years ago and I take meds so I will never have them again.)

Good luck. Maybe when you get to Arizona it will evaporate in the nice warm air.

SarahJ86
02-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Is anyone else feeling a little blue that they didn't get to join in with everyone else and eat something bad on valentines day? I feel better now that the day is over but am still feeling a little down about it. However my boyfriend and I have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow and it doesn't always have to be about food. But it would have been fun to get all dressed up and go out last night rockin my new weight at a restaurant. I know you can go out to eat and stay OP but I don't see the point because my bf is a great griller at home. I know I should feel proud for staying OP for so log and my losses. But with some of these holidays it's a little hard. :(

gnalosit
02-15-2014, 04:14 PM
1st WI today, 8 lbs down! Good to know that it is working. I avoided the scale all week because I didn't want to be discouraged by the numbers. It was such a relief to see a loss this morning because I hadn't noticed any difference in my clothes.

lisa32989
02-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Is anyone else feeling a little blue that they didn't get to join in with everyone else and eat something bad on valentines day? I feel better now that the day is over but am still feeling a little down about it. However my boyfriend and I have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow and it doesn't always have to be about food. But it would have been fun to get all dressed up and go out last night rockin my new weight at a restaurant. I know you can go out to eat and stay OP but I don't see the point because my bf is a great griller at home. I know I should feel proud for staying OP for so log and my losses. But with some of these holidays it's a little hard. :(

It is all about the attitude. We choose how we feel about this. We can feel victorious or blue.. It's up to us.

Vippysue
02-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Love reading all of the successes, and also the confessions, too. That's what's so great about this place. People are always willing to celebrate with you, and also pick you up, dust you off, give you advice and encouragement...and help you move on.

I could use a little quick advice. I went to bed last night not feeling so great. Couldn't warm up, felt a little light-headed. Woke up in the night with a sore throat and my ears a little plugged. This morning, my nose is a bit plugged, too. I can't get sick now...I'm flying to Arizona tomorrow and then doing a bit of driving to tour some college campuses with my daughter. I could use some remedies that are IP compliant! What do you do to zap a cold? In the past, it's been Alka-Seltzer Cold, Dayquil, Emer-gen C and some hot tea as my go-to's. I need to kill this bug quickly!

Vitamin C, echinacea and zinc....always seem to work for me. IP compliant. Hope you feel better soon.

SQZ1
02-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Hi All, I am completely new to forums. Any advice would be great.

I am considering the IP Plan for weight loss and have questions. I hope I can find answers here.

1. I have a friend who has had great success with IP. She said something about this plan resets your body and if you are in remission from cancers that the plan can retrigger the cancer. Does any one have information on this?

2. Does this plan have to be run by a doctor? I have not yet had a consultation with a physician.

3. I had a small stroke in 2012, but, don't see any reason why this fact should affect me using this plan. Any thoughts? Obviously a question for the doctor.

I am 47, 5' 9 1/2" and weigh 215. I would like to get down to around 150-160.

Thank you inadvance for any help!

SQZ

Vippysue
02-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Is anyone else feeling a little blue that they didn't get to join in with everyone else and eat something bad on valentines day? I feel better now that the day is over but am still feeling a little down about it. However my boyfriend and I have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow and it doesn't always have to be about food. But it would have been fun to get all dressed up and go out last night rockin my new weight at a restaurant. I know you can go out to eat and stay OP but I don't see the point because my bf is a great griller at home. I know I should feel proud for staying OP for so log and my losses. But with some of these holidays it's a little hard. :(

Didn't bother me even a little bit....I just keep thinking about spring and summer clothes, how I'm going to get new ones, in much smaller sizes, and ROCK them. :D

drd1961
02-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Is anyone else feeling a little blue that they didn't get to join in with everyone else and eat something bad on valentines day? I feel better now that the day is over but am still feeling a little down about it. However my boyfriend and I have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow and it doesn't always have to be about food. But it would have been fun to get all dressed up and go out last night rockin my new weight at a restaurant. I know you can go out to eat and stay OP but I don't see the point because my bf is a great griller at home. I know I should feel proud for staying OP for so log and my losses. But with some of these holidays it's a little hard. :(

Nope, whatever it was, it will be there tomorrow and the next day and the next year. All this food does not go away, but my fat is going away because I did not partake. Then when I am maintenance I can chose carefully when I want to partake.

Deana509
02-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Hey everyone!!
I havent been on here in forever (ok, 2 weeks isnt forever, but it seems like it!)
This week has been so stressful! Interestingly enough, my habits of not being able to eat when I'm stressed came back... I somehow lost 7.6 lbs last week.... Which is now an 83 lb loss.... I'm so happy to see 250 on the scale!! I never dreamed 5 months ago I'd ever see that number again!
I have not had any problems turning down cookies, brownies, candy, etc this week either... so that makes me happy!

sunflwr816
02-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Am I wrong in thinking these are an unrestricted? 120 cal, 8g net carbs, 15g protein, 105 cal from fat...

http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/snacks-and-treats/protidiet-protein-crisps-white-cheddar-7-box.html

Thanks!

infoplease
02-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Hi All, I am completely new to forums. Any advice would be great.

I am considering the IP Plan for weight loss and have questions. I hope I can find answers here.

1. I have a friend who has had great success with IP. She said something about this plan resets your body and if you are in remission from cancers that the plan can retrigger the cancer. Does any one have information on this?

2. Does this plan have to be run by a doctor? I have not yet had a consultation with a physician.

3. I had a small stroke in 2012, but, don't see any reason why this fact should affect me using this plan. Any thoughts? Obviously a question for the doctor.

I am 47, 5' 9 1/2" and weigh 215. I would like to get down to around 150-160.

Thank you inadvance for any help!

SQZ
Please verify all this stuff with a doctor/the clinic that runs IP in your area:
1. I did read on some IP literature that the diet can trigger cancer cell growth for estrogen dependent cancers in those whose cancer is in remission. That doesn't have to do with the pancreas reset but with the speed of the fat loss, and the fact that estrogen is stored in fat cells and thus circulates to be used as fuel when on IP or similar diet.
2. The plan does not have to be run by an MD or DO, but US clinics typically have some kind of medical person related to the clinic (chiropractor, nurse, etc) although your coach may have no medical background at all.
3. I have not read anything at all related to the diet and stroke, so yeah, that is a good one for your doctor.

Your IP clinic will have some doctor specific literature that they can give you to show your doctor before you officially sign up. It is basically a medium protein, low (not no) carb, low fat diet and the packets have soy, whey, egg, wheat, gelatin among the ingredients as well as sucralose and acesulfame-K.

In the event the cancer part is a showstopper for you, maybe you could work with a dietician to plan a lower carb (lower than you eat now) and/or lower calorie diet that would allow you to safely lose weight without impacting estrogen impacted cancer status.

Good luck!

infoplease
02-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Am I wrong in thinking these are an unrestricted? 120 cal, 8g net carbs, 15g protein, 105 cal from fat...

http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/snacks-and-treats/protidiet-protein-crisps-white-cheddar-7-box.html

Thanks!
As long as the cutoff for unrestricted is 8 or below, this looks OK.
By the way, I read the fat as 4g and not 105 calories. From the link it said calories from fat are 35.

JLUS
02-15-2014, 06:45 PM
As long as the cutoff for unrestricted is 8 or below, this looks OK.
By the way, I read the fat as 4g and not 105 calories. From the link it said calories from fat are 35.

Calories from fat ARE 35 then multiply times 3 (105) the ensure calories from fat are not over 1/3 of the total calories. This one is fine on calories/fat and right at the border for us restricted carbs.

sunflwr816
02-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Calories from fat ARE 35 then multiply times 3 (105) the ensure calories from fat are not over 1/3 of the total calories. This one is fine on calories/fat and right at the border for us restricted carbs.

Right, sorry...I should have clarified where the 105 came from. Thanks! I think these look like a great lunch option..salad croutons anyone? :carrot:

infoplease
02-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Calories from fat ARE 35 then multiply times 3 (105) the ensure calories from fat are not over 1/3 of the total calories. This one is fine on calories/fat and right at the border for us restricted carbs.

I'm sorry, I'm missing the shortcut math.
30% of 120 calories is 36.
The item needs to have no more than 36 calories from fat.
Item has 4g of fat (which must be rounded up as 4g Fat x 9cal/gram=36)
Product says 35 calories from fat.
35 is less than 36 so product is OK.
So, to use the shortcut to come up with the same conclusion, what am I comparing 105 to? 120?

Thanks for repeating this for me.

JLUS
02-15-2014, 07:29 PM
I'm sorry, I'm missing the shortcut math.
30% of 120 calories is 36.
The item needs to have no more than 36 calories from fat.
Item has 4g of fat (which must be rounded up as 4g Fat x 9cal/gram=36)
Product says 35 calories from fat.
35 is less than 36 so product is OK.
So, to use the shortcut to come up with the same conclusion, what am I comparing 105 to? 120?

Thanks for repeating this for me.
Same answer - two ways of getting it!

The shortcut (or quick way to calculate since I always forget what I need to multiply grams if fat by) is to multiply percentage of cals from fat (35) by 3 to be sure less than one third of total calories is from fat. 35 x 3 = 105 so you know there are less than one third cals from fat (yes comparing 105 to 120). product is fine based on amount of fat. I was just noting that 8 carbs is cutoff for unrestricted based on carbs. You have to look at several aspects of nutritional profile and be in range on all counts.

Staceyhay
02-15-2014, 07:30 PM
So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:

I was already so proud of myself for staying OP and not even having the slightest Valentine's Day temptation (I am still amazed!), but to hit WONDERLAND this week (I've been waiting to say that!) was awesome!

Have an awesome weekend!

Wow! That is so awesome. I can't wait to hit that mark. I also was amazed that I didn't have any valentine candy. I did do a bit of smelling of the chocolates. My husband said I probable only inhaled a carb or two. Too, funny.

Hiker88
02-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Hey everyone!!
I havent been on here in forever (ok, 2 weeks isnt forever, but it seems like it!)
This week has been so stressful! Interestingly enough, my habits of not being able to eat when I'm stressed came back... I somehow lost 7.6 lbs last week.... Which is now an 83 lb loss.... I'm so happy to see 250 on the scale!! I never dreamed 5 months ago I'd ever see that number again!
I have not had any problems turning down cookies, brownies, candy, etc this week either... so that makes me happy!

Great to see (read) you again Deana, you are doing so awesome! I can't wait to see your graduation photos, they are going to rock!!

infoplease
02-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Thanks, Laurie.
I'm seeing how the shortcut works.
So, for simplicity we are using a third (33%) rather than 30% from fat with the other carb & protein requirements.
It simplifies the math and expands the choices.

JLUS
02-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Thanks, Laurie.
I'm seeing how the shortcut works.
So, for simplicity we are using a third (33%) rather than 30% from fat with the other carb & protein requirements.
It simplifies the math and expands the choices.

Well, if I use the shortcut and it's right on that edge, I will tend to be cautious and not for example have it every day.

Wahoofan
02-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Am I wrong in thinking these are an unrestricted? 120 cal, 8g net carbs, 15g protein, 105 cal from fat...

http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/snacks-and-treats/protidiet-protein-crisps-white-cheddar-7-box.html

Thanks!


These are unrestricted, but if you are carb sensitive you might not want to have them the same day as other higher carb unrestricted items.

I eat these all the time. They taste identical to the ip ones and the ingredients are almost the same.

bluegingham
02-15-2014, 10:45 PM
Wow! That is so awesome. I can't wait to hit that mark. I also was amazed that I didn't have any valentine candy. I did do a bit of smelling of the chocolates. My husband said I probable only inhaled a carb or two. Too, funny.

Thanks! It will be here before you know it, literally!

bluegingham
02-15-2014, 10:49 PM
Is anyone else feeling a little blue that they didn't get to join in with everyone else and eat something bad on valentines day? I feel better now that the day is over but am still feeling a little down about it. However my boyfriend and I have a fun filled day planned for tomorrow and it doesn't always have to be about food. But it would have been fun to get all dressed up and go out last night rockin my new weight at a restaurant. I know you can go out to eat and stay OP but I don't see the point because my bf is a great griller at home. I know I should feel proud for staying OP for so log and my losses. But with some of these holidays it's a little hard. :(

For the first time, ever, I can honestly say, "nothing tastes as good as getting skinny feels!" I edited the quote a tad, because I'm not skinny, yet!

bluegingham
02-15-2014, 10:55 PM
I truly appreciate all the support & congrats everyone has shared with me on this IP journey! :hug:

sweetenuf
02-15-2014, 11:36 PM
So when I went to WI yesterday, I was planning on hitting the 201-202 mark, but I hit 199! It was so thrilling!!! Coach D. & I did a happy dance :broc::cb:

I was already so proud of myself for staying OP and not even having the slightest Valentine's Day temptation (I am still amazed!), but to hit WONDERLAND this week (I've been waiting to say that!) was awesome!

Have an awesome weekend!

omgoodness!!! congrats!!!

RosiePosie101
02-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Morning everyone. I had a NSV last night. I went to a girls night which involved pizza, candy, crisps and drinking. I took a veggie platter (must have been well received as it all went) and made sure that I had had dinner beforehand. Had my club soda with mint leaves and some mio juice. One of the ladies who I haven't seen in a while pulled me aside and told me I looked fantastic, that I'd obviously lost loads of weight and she was super jealous. Felt really good as my close friends have been very supportive but this was the first time that someone who didn't know I was on IP noticed the weight loss. I managed to stay 100% OP during the evening and had a great time.

There was a lot of talk about my birthday which is in march and is a BIG one. I thought I'd headed this off by organizing a trip to Vegas in August to see Britney Spears in concert. The plan being that I would be on phase 4 by then. They are talking about a champagne brunch near the big day. I tried to be non-committal as I really don't want to go off being 100% OP and I'm not keen to do some phasing off just for one night. Luckily, it's busy season which can be used as as an excuse for a couple of weeks or so. I think if I am coerced into doing something, I can organize a dinner at a restaurant and stay on plan. What could be a better birthday present to myself than a healthy lifestyle AND a slimmer me!!

Ruth Ann
02-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Finally, coach is still concerned that I am loosing lean mass, suggested we "talk" about going to phase two-- I can't really understand why, this is working and I have a ways to go! I am already adding 2 eggs or an additional packet everyday, or at least trying to :/.

Not to argue with your coach who I hope can give you some answers, but why exactly does she think you are losing lean mass instead of fat? If it's because the scale says so, those things are not terribly accurate and I wouldn't put a lot of faith in them. Are you doing a lot of exercise?

This week has been so stressful! Interestingly enough, my habits of not being able to eat when I'm stressed came back... I somehow lost 7.6 lbs last week.... Which is now an 83 lb loss.... I'm so happy to see 250 on the scale!! I never dreamed 5 months ago I'd ever see that number again!

Hooray Deana! that is just awesome!

Morning everyone. I had a NSV last night. I went to a girls night which involved pizza, candy, crisps and drinking. I took a veggie platter (must have been well received as it all went) and made sure that I had had dinner beforehand. Had my club soda with mint leaves and some mio juice. One of the ladies who I haven't seen in a while pulled me aside and told me I looked fantastic, that I'd obviously lost loads of weight and she was super jealous. Felt really good as my close friends have been very supportive but this was the first time that someone who didn't know I was on IP noticed the weight loss. I managed to stay 100% OP during the evening and had a great time.

There was a lot of talk about my birthday which is in march and is a BIG one. I thought I'd headed this off by organizing a trip to Vegas in August to see Britney Spears in concert. The plan being that I would be on phase 4 by then. They are talking about a champagne brunch near the big day. I tried to be non-committal as I really don't want to go off being 100% OP and I'm not keen to do some phasing off just for one night. Luckily, it's busy season which can be used as as an excuse for a couple of weeks or so. I think if I am coerced into doing something, I can organize a dinner at a restaurant and stay on plan. What could be a better birthday present to myself than a healthy lifestyle AND a slimmer me!!

Great NSV Rosie! Shows what planning can do for you!

I love your attitude about your birthday! And since it's your birthday you can always say "it's my birthday and this is what I want to do" because you're right - getting healthy is the best birthday present of all!

drd1961
02-16-2014, 08:46 AM
My mother-in-law was so great last night. She is really trying to understand how I eat. We were there for her birthday and I did not bring anything because it was her birthday, so did not want her to feel bad or anything. She had turkey and nothing else was even close to plan. So I ate turkey and was fine with that. She thought I could eat regular jello and fruit and she did not put whip cream on the jello so it was not as fattening(if you look at cool whip which is what she would have used it actually has less carbs then the jello). I thanked her and explained they both had too much in sugar and carbs and I was truly fine with what I was eating. She loves to play cards and so we began the 5 hour card marathon(I hate playing anything but Euchre, but it was her birthday!). A couple of hours after the early dinner she brings out a veggie tray with all IP compliant foods. How sweet is that? So I got all my veggies in just fine.

kdspirited
02-16-2014, 10:35 AM
I was up 1.2lbs today. No idea how. I have been 100% OP all week. I dont like weeks where I am up. So disheartening

sunflwr816
02-16-2014, 10:41 AM
A small NSV....last night my fiance rolled over in bed and put his hand on my stomach/hip and said 'your stomach is already way smaller!" Nice to hear since the scale hasn't moved that much!!

Slipfree
02-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Bluegingham- welcome to Onederland!

Deanna- great to hear your progress :)

RosiePosie- love that you are making a plan for yourself. It is a celebration of you and can be done OP, if that is how you want it. Great job staying on track at your girls' night.

Drd- sounds like you did everything you could to make your MIL birthday special. So sweet that she put out a veggie platter. It is nice to know that people try to support this journey.

Kdspirited- my guess is water retention or "c". Try not to get discouraged, is this your official WI day? In the past six weeks, I have been dealing with both. Staying OP and seeing nothing (except swollen ankles), so I finally dragged myself to the Drs.,we are trying to find out what is going on. I have been staying focused on my losses so far and have faith that your scale # will be going down soon. Stay strong :)

Reenhag- I am a bit jealous of your IP cooking machine (DH)! How wonderful to have all of your food cooked up on the Snow Day.

NSV for me, my blood pressure was 102/64, so I am off blood pressure medicine. :D Which was my whole reason for starting IP. Took the advice of many of you and the dr. ordered a full blood panel including thyroid. He is also concerned about the ankle swelling and water retention (this is not new, Drs. just ignored it as a symptom of being overweight.)

Narae
02-16-2014, 11:06 AM
For my height, the divide between obese and overweight is 169. Only 2.2 to lose to get to be finally "overweight"!!

calypso58
02-16-2014, 11:58 AM
For my height, the divide between obese and overweight is 169. Only 2.2 to lose to get to be finally "overweight"!!

Congratulations Narae! I was just there in December! it's a great feeling!

Sopra2
02-16-2014, 12:17 PM
For my height, the divide between obese and overweight is 169. Only 2.2 to lose to get to be finally "overweight"!!

That is wonderful Narae....thanks for the information too. Our numbers are very similar along with our height so...I just got into the "overweight" category and you will be there very soon:smug:

blondie739
02-16-2014, 12:47 PM
3.5 pounds down this week, hooray! I hit my first goal of 25 pounds and am well on my way to my second goal of a 40 pound loss. I am feeling so accomplished right now! My husband is on week six an is down 21 pounds as well. Hello new lifestyle!

Sopra2
02-16-2014, 01:57 PM
3.5 pounds down this week, hooray! I hit my first goal of 25 pounds and am well on my way to my second goal of a 40 pound loss.

Yeah.....Congratulations on hitting your first goal. My hubby is also doing a modified plan and loosing weight with me. It is so nice to have the support:)

kontesanera
02-16-2014, 03:18 PM
So day 8 and 9 were really tough for me. I was sooo hungry. After having a growling stomach for the entire day, I relented and had a fourth packet yesterday. I am so glad that I did as it made all the difference. I have read somewhere on these boards that hunger pangs precede a drop in weight and that is exactly what happened. There was 3 lbs less on the scale then on Friday. I will take hunger pangs any day. LOL

TwoTots
02-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Good evening everyone. I am planning on starting the IP plan using alternatives tomorrow. I have been here before, last year but didn't follow it through. So, I'm back. I feel totally excited because I know what I can achieve by following the rules but I'm so so nervous and scared because I have history with lists of failed diets including IP. I'm really going to try and get my head in the game from the get go. So, wish me luck, I will post again tomorrow. Have a good evening All.

Narae
02-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Go ahead guys! I am just behind (well, not quite yet).

kontesanera
02-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Good evening everyone. I am planning on starting the IP plan using alternatives tomorrow. I have been here before, last year but didn't follow it through. So, I'm back. I feel totally excited because I know what I can achieve by following the rules but I'm so so nervous and scared because I have history with lists of failed diets including IP. I'm really going to try and get my head in the game from the get go. So, wish me luck, I will post again tomorrow. Have a good evening All.

I wish you luck! I find that reading about other people's successes on this program in this forum and many blogs is what is keeping me going.

I know that the cost of the IP program is prohibitive for many, but I have decided to do it through the clinic because I need that accountability of a weekly weigh in. I am no longer going out for lunch, so the cost is really balancing out. Every time I had an urge to cheat I just think of the money I just spent on signing up, vitamins, etc.

Perhaps you can find somebody that you trust to keep you accountable. Friend or significant other that you can do your weigh ins in front off and that will check in with you and keep you accountable? I for one never want to weigh in front of my husband or anybody that I know, it is easier to do it with a stranger.

susanlucat
02-16-2014, 04:57 PM
My coach said I'm in not fat burning mood but I didn't cheat what does that mean TIA

mars735
02-16-2014, 05:12 PM
My coach said I'm in not fat burning mood but I didn't cheat what does that mean TIA

Can you provide more info? How long on IP? What made your coach say that & what did he/she suggest that you do about it? Does your clinic provide body fat % in addition to weight? Did you have a loss or gain or 0 change at WI? Are you happy with your progress? After that, we'll ask about what you are eating & drinking, etc etc :D

infoplease
02-16-2014, 05:20 PM
My coach said I'm in not fat burning mood but I didn't cheat what does that mean TIA

But you are indeed in fat burning mood because you stayed 100% on IP ; )

On what is she basing your not being in fat burning mode?
Maybe give us some info like starting weight, height and how much you lost the week the coach proclaimed this?

Phase 1 is low enough in calories that you will be losing weight unless you are very short, as in under 5' or thereabouts.

gnalosit
02-16-2014, 05:31 PM
So day 8 and 9 were really tough for me. I was sooo hungry. After having a growling stomach for the entire day, I relented and had a fourth packet yesterday. I am so glad that I did as it made all the difference. I have read somewhere on these boards that hunger pangs precede a drop in weight and that is exactly what happened. There was 3 lbs less on the scale then on Friday. I will take hunger pangs any day. LOL

Glad it is not just me, it is day 8 for me and I am starving, even after I eat my meal. I have not had a 4th packet but might have to give it a try. Not sure I can take another day of the hunger. I didn't really have any hunger last week and thought I had passed that part but I guess not. I hope it passes soon!

mars735
02-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Glad it is not just me, it is day 8 for me and I am starving, even after I eat my meal. I have not had a 4th packet but might have to give it a try. Not sure I can take another day of the hunger. I didn't really have any hunger last week and thought I had passed that part but I guess not. I hope it passes soon!

I always felt ravenous hunger right before a big drop on the scale or in my measurements. Maybe the hunger is your body giving the signal to crank up the fat-burning furnace.

One the other hand, while the P1 protocol is one-size fits all, we are not all the exactly the same. You might have a more active job, or faster metabolism than someone else and simply need a little more food.

You could tough it out, maybe give your coach a call. Or try adding some egg white, boneless skinless chicken breast, or another non-restricted packet. Lettuce, water, decaf tea are always options too. Once in while I licked a spoonful or two of Walden Farms chocolate sauce.

IntheEvening
02-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Quick question: A Starbucks iced coffee and sugar free vanilla syrup Yay or nay?

gnalosit
02-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Thanks mars735! I'm going to tough it out until dinner, then if I'm still hungry between then and bedtime I will add an unrestricted. I was expecting the worst during day 3-5 and thought I'd be over the hunger by now. It definetly helps to know that the hunger could lead to pounds on the scale! :-)

mars735
02-16-2014, 06:28 PM
You are one tough lady,gnalosit--please keep us posted! One other thing to help is naps and going to bed early. Not always feasible, but it sure did keep me away from the kitchen. Regardless of what the scale will say, it sounds like you are doing fantastic. Much cheerleading going your way!

nolasmurf
02-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Quick question: A Starbucks iced coffee and sugar free vanilla syrup Yay or nay?

As long as you don't add milk you should be good.

dlr9774
02-16-2014, 11:28 PM
HELP- can't find the information I need. Can the Quest Bars be used as alternatives to a restricted snack/same as restricted IP product?

Slipfree
02-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Dlr- only some of the quest bars meet IP standards: the two, I remember are the cinnamon roll and cheese cake. Not the peanut butter. There is a thread about this too.

mars735
02-16-2014, 11:37 PM
Some people use them as alternatives--there's a thread for Alternatives that might list which ones work, as the nutrition content varies bar to bar.

Quest is currently being sued for mislabeling; the claim is that they overstate the fiber and understate the calories.

desertflwr
02-16-2014, 11:44 PM
Good evening everyone. I am planning on starting the IP plan using alternatives tomorrow. I have been here before, last year but didn't follow it through. So, I'm back. I feel totally excited because I know what I can achieve by following the rules but I'm so so nervous and scared because I have history with lists of failed diets including IP. I'm really going to try and get my head in the game from the get go. So, wish me luck, I will post again tomorrow. Have a good evening All.

I will be starting first time ever on Tuesday using alternatives. Maybe we could check in with each other?

jendilly
02-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Big travel day today, but we made it AND I stayed OP. 3 hour flght to Phoenix (ate my IP bar on the plane), followed by a 2 hour drive to Flagstaff. By the time we got there, I was so hungry. Took my daughter to Wendy's and got her a chicken sandwich and fries and got myself a side salad. I picked off the shredded carrots and put my WF dressing on it...tiny salad. Maybe a cup of lettuce, max. Ate my BBQ crisps while we drove to the Grand Canyon. I was doing fine, surprisingly. We walked for a couple hours and took in the beauty, and then drove back to Flagstaff. For dinner, we just went to a Sizzler. I ordered a 8 oz steak and steamed broccoli. I knew I was low in my veggies for the day. My daughter got the huge salad bar, which is loaded with so many things I can't eat...but she was sweet and got me an extra plate of lots veggies I could eat. So, I added in cucumbers, bell peppers, etc. That filled me up. Now we are in the hotel room and I'm about to have my chocolate pudding. Not a bad first travel day.

Off to a tour of a college here tomorrow and then we will drive back to Phoenix.

Sonyasbug
02-17-2014, 04:43 AM
Thanks mars735! I'm going to tough it out until dinner, then if I'm still hungry between then and bedtime I will add an unrestricted. I was expecting the worst during day 3-5 and thought I'd be over the hunger by now. It definetly helps to know that the hunger could lead to pounds on the scale! :-)

At some clinics with a higher starting weight they actually start you with more packets; 4-5. I don't remember the weight to packet # ratio but Im sure lisa knows. Then there u s no need to tough it out!