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lisa32989
03-06-2014, 06:58 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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Consider making it a bookmark or a favorite in your browser so you can come back easily to get your RDA of Ideal Protein information.

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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Quoting:
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Searching:
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1) Go to Google.com. Search 3fatchicks by using the term site:3fatchicks.com at the end of your Google search.

For example, if you want to look for "big mac in a bowl", type "big mac in a bowl site:3fatchicks.com" in Google search. No need to include the quotation marks when you type.

2) This will bring up the page that you are looking for, now hit Ctrl+F to search on that page. Type "big mac in a bowl" and all instances of that search term will be highlighted.

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)


lisa32989
03-06-2014, 07:04 AM
From yesterday's Daily Chat

Good morning everyone. It's a beautiful Spring day here. I was in London last week, week 2 of the program. it was hard eating out everyday but I didn't gain anything from my first week weigh in. Back on track for week 3. Good luck everyone.

lisa32989
03-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Beck Diet Solution Think Thin Thursday

"When our dieters have trouble figuring out whether or not what they’re feeling is hunger or something else (a craving, wanting to eat for emotional reasons, etc.) we ask them to take the “tofu test”: if they would eat plain tofu in that moment , then they’re probably hungry. If they’re craving something else, then it’s likely not true hunger underlining the desire to eat."

I use plain romaine lettuce leaves as my test.


IdealProteinNewbie
03-06-2014, 07:51 AM
sunflwr: In case you missed it from yesterday, those weren't the drops I had previously posted about. These are:

http://www6.netrition.com/sweetleaf_water_enhancer.html

I do like the ones you mentioned in puddings though!

kcdoe
03-06-2014, 08:13 AM
sunflwr: In case you missed it from yesterday, those weren't the drops I had previously posted about. These are:

http://www6.netrition.com/sweetleaf_water_enhancer.html

I do like the ones you mentioned in puddings though!

I missed this post. Wow these look awesome. Is this a trusted site ?

IdealProteinNewbie
03-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Netrition.com is awesome!

Tons of products...MiO, WF, Torani, Da Vinci, etc with flat $4.95 shipping.

I stock up when I order heavy glass bottles, saves lots of money on shipping.

sweetenuf
03-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Good Morning everyone :)

You can purchase sweetener drops from sprouts also.

I hope everyone has had a great week so far. Im looking forward to Spring Break next week. My sister and her kids are coming to stay with me for the week :)

bluegingham
03-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Beck Diet Solution Think Thin Thursday

I use plain romaine lettuce leaves as my test.


Is the Beck Diet Solution a book that helps with the emotional side of weight issues? I'm at the point where I'm ready to start getting real about my relationship with food.
I appreciate your thoughts!

sunflwr816
03-06-2014, 09:12 AM
sunflwr: In case you missed it from yesterday, those weren't the drops I had previously posted about. These are:

http://www6.netrition.com/sweetleaf_water_enhancer.html

I do like the ones you mentioned in puddings though!


Thanks! I like these flavors better (raspberry lemonade, yum!) :D

shrinkingsusie
03-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Sitting at 169 for weigh in his morning which means no loss again, but it is better than the 171.6 I weighed on Monday. Really hope the scale doesn't jump again and only continues to go down from here on out. :) on the plus side, though I'm not losing much, I am still feeling great and can't picture myself eating any other way, so this is making me confident for maintenance, whenever that will be. :)

Ruth Ann
03-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Sitting at 169 for weigh in his morning which means no loss again, but it is better than the 171.6 I weighed on Monday. Really hope the scale doesn't jump again and only continues to go down from here on out. :) on the plus side, though I'm not losing much, I am still feeling great and can't picture myself eating any other way, so this is making me confident for maintenance, whenever that will be. :)

You have such a great attitude! It will happen - our bodies (I am convinced) hang on and frustrate us just to give us motivation to never have to go through the losing process again! At least that's my theory! :D

ColoradoCarol
03-06-2014, 09:27 AM
This is from yesterday's chat, the comments were posted after I had signed off for the night.

TX WeightLoser

I don't really agree with the eat more packets, I would ask you how much vegs your are getting. More than 4 cups could lead to more insulin and a hunger increase. Are you weighing your vegs raw? How much lean protein are you eating? Weighing it raw?

Texas: I measure all my veggies raw and get all my veggies every day, but not excess, just the 4 cups. I also get my lean protein everyday - 8 oz raw as the program calls for. Thanks for your input. I am going to try it their way for a while - IF I experience hunger, I will add a packet or lean protein. My coaches have not steered my wrong in the eight months (and 80 lbs lost) on the IP protocol. I just want to clarify it is hunger, not cravings. Up until last couple of weeks I never experienced the hunger. It is just another tool in my arsenal.

Ruth Ann:

Yeah for 3 inches! That is great!

Sorry you're under so much stress, it really isn't good for weight loss is it?

Thanks!!! I was super excited about the 3". As far as work. It is not going to change anytime soon, so I need to find a way to let it go and not let the stress get to me. It can affect weight loss, but my coach said to make sure I get enough sleep, which I do, I get about 8 hours a night (just something my body has always required). Some nights it feels like enough, others not.

Happy Thursday all.

sunflwr816
03-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Wondering if flavored coffee is OP....for example, we have a few bags of Godiva (chocolate truffle) and New England Coffee (hazelnut creme) hanging around. I drink my coffee black anyway and know about its dehydrating effect so I will drink an extra glass of water for every cup, but just wondering if the fact that it's flavored is OK? Thanks!

drd1961
03-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Colorado, 3 inches is great and you know that when you lose inches the pounds will follow.

I have been studying P3 material so when I meet with my coach on Friday I will be prepared with questions and be able to understand more. I am looking forward to strawberries!

shrinkingsusie
03-06-2014, 09:59 AM
:) Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale. :p

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1530373_10153855803090464_108505745_n.jpg

drd1961
03-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Wow!

sunflwr816
03-06-2014, 10:15 AM
shrinkingsusie - Wow!! You look amazing!

gnalosit
03-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Wow shrinkingsusie great work!!!

For folks that take progress pics, how often do you taken them? I am starting week 4 and was planning to take them every 4 weeks but now maybe I think 8 wks would show better results?

drd1961
03-06-2014, 10:23 AM
4 weeks would be good as well. I do not have any good ones before I started because I shunned the camera.

shrinkingsusie
03-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Thanks everyone. :)

When I started I used to do progress pics every other week and measurements every 4 weeks... Now I just do them when I remember, or when I have had a few slow loss weeks for motivation. I realized this morning I haven't taken pictures or measurements for 9 weeks! I can't find my measuring tape though, so I am going to pick one up today to see my inches. :)

ems70508
03-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Beck Diet Solution Think Thin Thursday

"When our dieters have trouble figuring out whether or not what they’re feeling is hunger or something else (a craving, wanting to eat for emotional reasons, etc.) we ask them to take the “tofu test”: if they would eat plain tofu in that moment , then they’re probably hungry. If they’re craving something else, then it’s likely not true hunger underlining the desire to eat."

I use plain romaine lettuce leaves as my test.

Love love this. I am a big tofu fan. I don't think I could eat it plain...so this is a good test! Last weekend at the farmers market, this lady was selling her own sprouted tofu that she had made. She about shoved it in my mouth. Yuck! Cold tofu is not good! lol.

ems70508
03-06-2014, 10:30 AM
yay susie you look great!!! you're doing wonderful! My new coach measures every 3 weeks. I like measuring every week because the results are more real! The scale factors in so much to me that may not always show your results! But you're doing so amazing. So proud!!

kontesanera
03-06-2014, 10:39 AM
shrinkingsusie wow wow wow! that is amazing!

kontesanera
03-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Wondering if flavored coffee is OP....for example, we have a few bags of Godiva (chocolate truffle) and New England Coffee (hazelnut creme) hanging around. I drink my coffee black anyway and know about its dehydrating effect so I will drink an extra glass of water for every cup, but just wondering if the fact that it's flavored is OK? Thanks!

Check out the nutritional information. As long as it is all zero across the board (calories, fat, carbs) I am pretty sure that you can drink it.

Vippysue
03-06-2014, 11:08 AM
ShrinkingSusie ...You look great! What a motivation you are for many of us!

djs06
03-06-2014, 11:13 AM
Susie.... Wow!! Incredible!!

sunflwr816
03-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Check out the nutritional information. As long as it is all zero across the board (calories, fat, carbs) I am pretty sure that you can drink it.

Thanks! Thats what I though but wanted to confirm.

Ruth Ann
03-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Check out the nutritional information. As long as it is all zero across the board (calories, fat, carbs) I am pretty sure that you can drink it.

Actually 0/0/0 is sugar/fat/carbs (easy mistake to make). But the coffee should be fine if it's 0/0/0

Ruth Ann
03-06-2014, 11:56 AM
:) Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale. :p



Wow Susie! You look super!

GoneNatural
03-06-2014, 11:59 AM
Morning,
Yipee! My coach is expecting me to be out the 190's on Mon. I got on the scale and it said 188 lbs. Usually my scale reads 2 pounds more than hers. I have to hand in there. Spring is approaching. :hyper:

Chicnana
03-06-2014, 12:01 PM
:) Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale. :p


Progress is great to see! Congrats! I think I'll do the same! :)
Must be very rewarding to see how long you've come, and where you don't want to go back to!! :)

qtpiemels
03-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Susie, you look great!

My goal for today & moving forward it to cut out MiO. I think it's contributing to my slow losses. I haven't been drinking a ton of it but it might be enough to screw with me. I need to restrict any of the little extras like WF dressings & what not to maximize my losses!

Johnsdeere
03-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Susie! You look awesome, are you feeling as good as you look. You really should be proud of yourself....wonderful results. :)

Debrasb
03-06-2014, 12:35 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm back on program and still cooking. I wanted to share my latest in case anyone is interested in a new veggie option: Sweet and Sour Indian Spiced Red Cabbage. Super easy.

http://www.unlimitedlettuce.com/2014/03/sweet-and-sour-indian-spiced-red-cabbage.html

Great to be back!
Debra

MsGracie
03-06-2014, 12:54 PM
:) Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale.

Wow Susie - you look great!! Today is Day 1 for me and this is such a great inspiration!!

LuvA1exa
03-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Everyone here is such great motivation! I am on day 8 and so far so good.

Does anyone have a pdf of the food diary? Or can you direct me to where one is? Left without one after my appt yesterday. Any help is greatly appreciated.

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Hey all. Started phase 3 today. I am at 130-131 and the scale hasn't moved for two weeks so perhaps a mix up will get me going again. I plan on doing two weeks of phase 3 and then moving forward with maintenance. Maybe I just need more fat/carbs to do the trick. I have never been able go under 130 (last time I was under I was probable 14...no joke.) That being said, I will take 130 in the meantime and continue to work towards 125 with working out in maintenance and carefully separately the carbs and fats.

ReenHag
03-06-2014, 01:44 PM
From Lisain yesterday's chat:

I have the reboot info somewhere. I'll look it up for you. Long reboot for you! Perhaps it's time to phase off?

Also, do you have Beck Diet Solution? It is great at helping pinpoint what is going on.

I am planning to phase off in the coming weeks, which is why my question. I remember reading on the forum that a short reboot can have an abbreviated phase three; I am just not sure if my 8-10 weeks qualifies.

And, no, I do not own that book. With testing coming up in two weeks, I was thinking of looking into some new literature. If there is an e-version, I will probably download it to my Kindle. I love the quotes you post from it!

Bellamack
03-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Susie, you look great. I might be confused though. The pics & weight loss all happened in 9 weeks?

-6 degrees here, can't wait to go to Florida, I leave on the 18th and am counting the days, hours, minutes, seconds, lol

Have a wonderful day :)

catlady1981
03-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale. :p

Congrats! You look fabulous!

danilynn
03-06-2014, 03:01 PM
:) Did some pictures today for the first time in 9 weeks!! These are my start pictures and this mornings pictures, but I also compared today to 9 weeks ago and there is definitely a lot of inch loss going on. :) Take that, Mr. Mean Scale. :p

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1530373_10153855803090464_108505745_n.jpg

WOW!!!!!! You Look AMAZING!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

lisa32989
03-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Is the Beck Diet Solution a book that helps with the emotional side of weight issues? I'm at the point where I'm ready to start getting real about my relationship with food.
I appreciate your thoughts!
Emotional or just mental attitude (such as making excuses for cheats). It is GREAT for helping to explore relationship with food.

Sitting at 169 for weigh in his morning which means no loss again, but it is better than the 171.6 I weighed on Monday. Really hope the scale doesn't jump again and only continues to go down from here on out. :) on the plus side, though I'm not losing much, I am still feeling great and can't picture myself eating any other way, so this is making me confident for maintenance, whenever that will be. :)
I missed the pics...don't see them. Are they the ones on your profile?
My scale jumps around, too. I'm hoping that changing the focus to more cognitive work will cause a breakthru!

Does anyone have a pdf of the food diary? Or can you direct me to where one is? Left without one after my appt yesterday. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Congrats on day 8! Check the stickies above for a PDF of the food journal sheets

From Lisa in yesterday's chat:

I have the reboot info somewhere. I'll look it up for you. Long reboot for you! Perhaps it's time to phase off?

Also, do you have Beck Diet Solution? It is great at helping pinpoint what is going on.

I am planning to phase off in the coming weeks, which is why my question. I remember reading on the forum that a short reboot can have an abbreviated phase three; I am just not sure if my 8-10 weeks qualifies.

And, no, I do not own that book. With testing coming up in two weeks, I was thinking of looking into some new literature. If there is an e-version, I will probably download it to my Kindle. I love the quotes you post from it!
I posted the reboot info for you in yesterday's chat, a little later. From what I read, it's a full phase off for 8-10 weeks.

BDS isn't available on Kindle so I bought the audio book (perfect for my long commutes) and also nearly perfect used copies of the paperback and the workbook

LuvA1exa
03-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Thank you Lisa! I tried searching but wasn't using the right words. You are awesome!!

ColoradoCarol
03-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Susie, I really want to see the photos you posted, but my stupid work computer and all of is security won't let me. I have to wait til I get home.

nolasmurf
03-06-2014, 04:44 PM
hey all. So I need to get a confession off my chest. 2/10 to 3/4 I wasn't on plan. I gained 3ish lbs. There was a lot of stress going on in my house, still is but we're working on it, Mardi Gras was happening etc. NO excuses tho right. I'm back 100% as of yesterday. I'm feeling okay, hoping I don't get the Carb flu again but I probably will. Just gonna chalk that up as punishment for derailing.

Anyway. I weighed in at 140.2 so I'm still under 10lbs to goal. Think once I reach goal I'll phase off for a 6 week period then reboot to get to 120.

Well off to get another glass of water and have my snack of cucumbers!

Slipfree
03-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Nolasmurf, glad that you are back on track. Hope the stress gets better soon. :hug:

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Emotional or just mental attitude (such as making excuses for cheats). It is GREAT for helping to explore relationship with food.


I missed the pics...don't see them. Are they the ones on your profile?
My scale jumps around, too. I'm hoping that changing the focus to more cognitive work will cause a breakthru!


Congrats on day 8! Check the stickies above for a PDF of the food journal sheets


I posted the reboot info for you in yesterday's chat, a little later. From what I read, it's a full phase off for 8-10 weeks.

BDS isn't available on Kindle so I bought the audio book (perfect for my long commutes) and also nearly perfect used copies of the paperback and the workbook

Hey Lisa. When you say full phase off, are you referring to two full weeks on phase 3? The reason I ask is that my so called clinic said that they require two weeks of phase 2 then two weeks of phase 3. However, in the past, I have seen people say they skip phase 2 and go to phase 3. Do you know the official protocol or can i get your expert opinion? When I met goal in 2012, I did phase 2 for two weeks and then phase 3 for 10 days and when I did my 18 day reboot in September, I skipped phase 2 and went immediately to phase 3 and it was fine although I gained a couple of lbs BUT in all fairness, I really didn't follow phase 3 to a T like I should have.

Hawaii69
03-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Hey Lisa. When you say full phase off, are you referring to two full weeks on phase 3? The reason I ask is that my so called clinic said that they require two weeks of phase 2 then two weeks of phase 3. However, in the past, I have seen people say they skip phase 2 and go to phase 3. Do you know the official protocol or can i get your expert opinion? When I met goal in 2012, I did phase 2 for two weeks and then phase 3 for 10 days and when I did my 18 day reboot in September, I skipped phase 2 and went immediately to phase 3 and it was fine although I gained a couple of lbs BUT in all fairness, I really didn't follow phase 3 to a T like I should have.

My coach wants me to do two weeks of Phase 2 and 2 full weeks of 3. I just started Phase 3.She says its setting up the pancreas so maintenance is successful. And you are waking up the pancreas while going through the phases. She really emphasized the importance of phasing off correctly to get the best results. I hope this helps you.

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 05:13 PM
thanks hawaii. definitely too late now I suppose since i had a phase 3 bfast. I did a phase 2 to phase 3 transition when i met goal in 2012 but i hated phase 3. way too much protien and i could have sworn that it was going by the wayside. i know there is a lot of coaches who modify things to their preference. that being said, i just hope i didn't really mess anything up.

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 05:14 PM
ooops hated phase 2 i mean

lisa32989
03-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Eandc
You asked what I think
Don't shortchange yourself. Take the phase off slow or you'll be right back again with another gain.
Yo yoing is bad for us and it is demoralizing.

nolasmurf
03-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Nolasmurf, glad that you are back on track. Hope the stress gets better soon. :hug:

Thanks! Relationship stress is so hard. Especially when the other partner is listening to advice from toxic ppl thinking they are his friends.

ReenHag
03-06-2014, 05:27 PM
ShrinkingSusie, your pics show awesome progress! Way to go! You have so much to be proud of. Thank you for sharing.


I posted the reboot info for you in yesterday's chat, a little later. From what I read, it's a full phase off for 8-10 weeks.

BDS isn't available on Kindle so I bought the audio book (perfect for my long commutes) and also nearly perfect used copies of the paperback and the workbook

Thanks, Lisa! I will go back to yesterday's chat post. And I will look online for the book. I may consider an audiobook; I do have at least 35 minutes each way to and from work.

hey all. So I need to get a confession off my chest. 2/10 to 3/4 I wasn't on plan. I gained 3ish lbs. There was a lot of stress going on in my house, still is but we're working on it, Mardi Gras was happening etc. NO excuses tho right. I'm back 100% as of yesterday. I'm feeling okay, hoping I don't get the Carb flu again but I probably will. Just gonna chalk that up as punishment for derailing.

Glad to hear things are getting back on track for you. You can do this!

mckaren4
03-06-2014, 05:28 PM
5 Signs You'll Reach Your Weight Loss Goal Read
This came from Calorie Count Blog today. I saw it on another forum and thought I would share:.

1. You Have Patience
Many people feel discouraged when they hit a plateau or the pounds don’t come off fast enough. They then give up too quickly. Permanent weight loss takes time. When you feel defeated re-evaluate your nutrition and exercise plan, and have patience. The longer it takes to release weight, the more time you have to change old ways of thinking that contributed to gaining weight in the first place. Patience helps you do that. You not only lose weight responsibly, you become a more confident person in the process.

2. You Persevere Through Set-backs
As you develop new lifestyle habits, you may falter sometimes. We all do. It doesn’t matter that you slip; what matters is what you do about it. Use set-backs as a valuable opportunity to strengthen your strong side. For example, if you missed exercising for several weeks, tell yourself with no judgment, “Tomorrow is a new day to keep moving forward.” Each time you persevere, you develop confidence. You weaken that taunting inner voice that says, “See, you can’t do this.” Perseverance responds, “Yes, I can”.

3. You Accept Your Body
Accepting your body doesn’t mean you tolerate being overweight. It means you honor your body as it is, while helping it become the best it can be. If it’s a big leap right now to “love” or even “like” your body, that’s OK. What’s important is to respect it. That means speaking to your body with kind words. It means giving it nutritious foods and movement so it thrives. You’ll reach your weight loss goals when you stop rebelling against your body. As you accept your body as the treasured gift it is, taking good care of it becomes your only option.
4. You Focus on Your Goal
Focus on where you’re headed instead of obsessing about where you are. You can’t move forward if your mind dwells on self-critical thoughts about being overweight. What we focus our attention on grows. Shift negative attention away from your current weight and concentrate on the positive lifestyle changes you’re making. This inspires you to succeed. When your desire to look forward overshadows the tendency to complain about where you are, you’ll reach your goal more easily.

5. You Make Yourself a Priority
To achieve weight loss success, your well-being must be of prime importance. This means setting boundaries. For example, if you plan to exercise after work and your friend asks to go shopping, what do you do? Do you skip exercise or do you skip shopping? If breaking promises to yourself becomes a pattern, you’re either not committed to your goals or you make other people’s needs more important than your own. When you make yourself a priority, however, you’ll not only reach your weight loss goal, your success will last forever.

ReenHag
03-06-2014, 05:32 PM
I posted the reboot info for you in yesterday's chat, a little later. From what I read, it's a full phase off for 8-10 weeks.

BDS isn't available on Kindle so I bought the audio book (perfect for my long commutes) and also nearly perfect used copies of the paperback and the workbook

Okay, I went back and found it. Wow, you were a night owl! :D Thanks! The full phase off it is!

lisa32989
03-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Funny you posted that from Calorie Count.
I found this one on their website after getting their daily mail & was going to post earlier but I got sidetracked at work.

I thought it was very appropriate (note: a fun day in maintenance is NOT cheating)

Reasons to stop cheating

I sometimes hear people say they eat a healthy diet most every day and then designate a “cheat” day to eat foods they normally avoid. If this applies to you, I really want you to reconsider this practice.

Why? Cheating suggests dishonesty and getting away with something you know is wrong. Losing weight permanently requires a consistent lifestyle change. It’s not a trial you’re enduring with cheat days to get you through. When you get rid of the “cheating” label, you free yourself from judgmental thinking that only sabotages you.

Create Balance with Treats (not Cheats)

As you intend to lose weight, you don’t need to cheat at anything because a healthy, balanced lifestyle allows for occasional sweets, French fries or pasta if that’s what you want. If you choose to eat a piece of cake—or whatever food you desire—simply give yourself permission to do so as if it’s no big deal. Eating what you want mindfully and in moderation—any day of the week— keeps everything in balance.

Watch Your Words

Your words are powerful and define your actions. Cheating means to reward yourself for being dishonest. By designating a cheat day, you give those foods unhealthy power over you because you’re labeling them as wrong. This adds unnecessary guilt or shame. Even if you don’t feel this way on a conscious level, using the word cheat nevertheless erodes your integrity for empowered change.

Think about it…

Would you take a cheat day from wearing your seatbelt?
Would you take a cheat day from brushing your teeth?

Would you take a cheat day from taking your vitamins?


My point is that using the word “cheat”—and telling yourself your lifestyle change is something you need to take a break from—goes against everything you’re creating: healthy habits for not only losing weight but for life-long optimal physical and emotional well-being.

Normalize Special Occasions

You do have a life and there may be occasions that involve foods you especially enjoy and look forward to eating. For example, Aunt Sally’s white chocolate coconut cake at Easter or the Friday night pizza special at your favorite Italian restaurant. If you want these foods, eat them… and enjoy them. Instead of thinking you’re cheating, view them as special holiday treats you eat only occasionally or favorite restaurant dishes you order from time to time. Eating healthfully doesn’t mean you’re cheating when you eat the cake or pizza. The thing is to normalize these foods so they have a place in your nutritional plan while not feeling obsessed by them.

Regain your Power over Food

Along with the notion of cheat days comes the question of whether it’s best to avoid certain foods altogether. If certain foods trigger binge eating episodes, perhaps you need to make a decision to stop eating them. I know that may feel hard—or impossible—to do, but when certain foods hold that much power over you, you regain your own power by letting them go.



If your relationship with food feels addictive, you may have a hard time eating certain foods in moderation—and having a cheat day may make you continue to obsess about that food. Just as it’s best for someone trying to stop smoking not to have a cheat day to smoke a cigarette, or an alcoholic not to have a cheat day with a glass of wine, it’s in your best interest to avoid eating the trigger foods you know will set you up for out-of-control eating. To learn more, read Need to Break up with Your Trigger Foods?


Give Yourself a Real Reward


While a balanced life has room for occasional treats, consider giving yourself a reward that makes you feel great instead. Getting a massage, taking a walk in a place you love, or buying a luscious skin-care product usually feels better in the long run than risking an episode of overeating, or just feeling guilty or lousy after eating food that’s not healthy for you.

You’re doing your best to be healthy, feel good and enjoy your life. Why would you want to cheat on that?

Your thoughts?

Will you end the cheat days?

Johnsdeere
03-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Does anyone else still enjoy cooking/baking, even if they are not eatting it? I know this might sound weird to some but, I really enjoy baking and it's funny but, baking for others is just as good to me as actually eatting what I'm baking. Prior to getting pregnant two years ago my husband and I followed Adkins for two years, I baked then. For the past two years when I was pregnant and nursing I didn't bake much, I didn't have the time. Pattern there?
Some might look at it as being a chance to undermind my dieting however; I find it is just the opposite. I have found fabulous pins on Pinterst, I post on food.com what I've tried. I love finding new recipes and trying them on people. I'm just wondering if anyone else out there still bakes or even cook though though they don't partake. I think it is the foodie in me that still enjoys being involved with food.

Love to hear if there are others!

ems70508
03-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Love it, Lisa. All of it. So important to me. This is my biggest fear. When I first started IP back in September, my fear was my desire running out and I just give up. Now, it's stopping P1 and going back to 'real food' where I have to make actual decisions. My problem before was that I let everyday be a special occasion. Then I 'started over' the next day. Seriously, I fear maintenance and the decisions I have to make everyday, multiple times a day.

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Eandc
You asked what I think
Don't shortchange yourself. Take the phase off slow or you'll be right back again with another gain.
Yo yoing is bad for us and it is demoralizing.

You are sooo right about the demoralizing aspect. I just thought that IP did away with phase 3 and read about people all the time going from phase 1 to phase 3. If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Would you move forward with phase 3 and just stay with that a little longer...maybe three weeks rather than two or should I go back and do phase 2. As you know my clinic (old clinic) sucks and I can't seem to get a straight answer from them. 3FC support is better and I really do trust most of the people here for accurate info compared to them

smallerin2014
03-06-2014, 06:39 PM
ShrinkingSusie your results are amazing. Way to go!! Thanks for the inspiration :carrot:

Lisa, thanks for posting the info about cheating. I am going to print it out. I always thought of dieting as something that mainly involved my stomach, but it so much more involves the mind/food relationship.

lisa32989
03-06-2014, 07:59 PM
You are sooo right about the demoralizing aspect. I just thought that IP did away with phase 3 and read about people all the time going from phase 1 to phase 3. If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Would you move forward with phase 3 and just stay with that a little longer...maybe three weeks rather than two or should I go back and do phase 2. As you know my clinic (old clinic) sucks and I can't seem to get a straight answer from them. 3FC support is better and I really do trust most of the people here for accurate info compared to them

Well, you've already jumped to p3 so it's a little late to back up to p2. Just make sure you stick with p3 for the whole 2 weeks and then follow maintenance so you can truly maintain. Our maintainers are very supportive.

eandc2006
03-06-2014, 08:02 PM
Will do. I am sticking to phase 3 100 million percent!!!!!!!!!!!!
Believe me, this 29 day reboot was a wakeup call...and I don't want it to come back. Matter of fact, I wouldn't mind losing a few more in maintenance.

ReenHag
03-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Love it, Lisa. All of it. So important to me. This is my biggest fear. When I first started IP back in September, my fear was my desire running out and I just give up. Now, it's stopping P1 and going back to 'real food' where I have to make actual decisions. My problem before was that I let everyday be a special occasion. Then I 'started over' the next day. Seriously, I fear maintenance and the decisions I have to make everyday, multiple times a day.

Ems, I totally agree with you. While every day is special, it is NOT a special occasion meal-wise. I feel a bit apprehensive about moving forward with the rest of my life, but I also feel stronger. It seems I look at food differently now; it is not PERFECT, but it is a healthier outlook than I had previously. My experiences last summer also provide me with strength and hope, as I was changing my eating patterns and making much better choices, even on vacation. Lastly, I have learned not to let a slip-up become an all-out binge or let me fall back to bad habits. Instead, Imdeal with the slip-up, forgive myself, and move forward. I feel pretty confident!

And, Lisa, thanks for that post. It goes along with changing your mindset about food and treats. A definite necessity!

Does anyone else still enjoy cooking/baking, even if they are not eatting it? I know this might sound weird to some but, I really enjoy baking and it's funny but, baking for others is just as good to me as actually eatting what I'm baking. Prior to getting pregnant two years ago my husband and I followed Adkins for two years, I baked then. For the past two years when I was pregnant and nursing I didn't bake much, I didn't have the time. Pattern there?
Some might look at it as being a chance to undermind my dieting however; I find it is just the opposite. I have found fabulous pins on Pinterst, I post on food.com what I've tried. I love finding new recipes and trying them on people. I'm just wondering if anyone else out there still bakes or even cook though though they don't partake. I think it is the foodie in me that still enjoys being involved with food.

Love to hear if there are others!

My daughter is in her last semester of pastry school. She has been on IP (alts) since early January, yet she still bakes and shares. I am so proud of her, but she definitely has to,farm out the goodies- they would tempt ME too much if she left them in the house! Apparently, though, the treats do not tempt her much.

Renee

galegolden
03-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Your photos are amazing...be proud!

ColoradoCarol
03-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Susie - pics are great - way to go.

shrinkingsusie
03-06-2014, 09:07 PM
Thanks everyone :)

Butterfli3
03-06-2014, 09:24 PM
I go in for my consult Friday morning. I want to start the diet that day but im not sure what I should do for breakfast before I go. Because I won't be back home till almost noon. Does anybody have any thoughts? Thanks

MareDog37
03-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Beck Diet Solution Think Thin Thursday

"When our dieters have trouble figuring out whether or not what they’re feeling is hunger or something else (a craving, wanting to eat for emotional reasons, etc.) we ask them to take the “tofu test”: if they would eat plain tofu in that moment , then they’re probably hungry. If they’re craving something else, then it’s likely not true hunger underlining the desire to eat."

I use plain romaine lettuce leaves as my test.

These last two weeks I have experienced hunger like I have not yet on this plan. Most days I'm pretty sure I would eat tree bark if it was put in front of me. Instead I grab a mini cucumber (or two). TOM is any day now, so hoping I'll cross this bridge with its arrival.

PurpleMomster
03-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Susie - you look *gorgeous* girl!! We're about the same size but I'm no way near as cute as you.

Nola - I'm sorry you were going through some rough times :hug: Glad you are back and keep at it!

Quick check in - I picked up a Fitbit Flex today and I'm having fun playing with it :D

Jo

JLUS
03-06-2014, 09:39 PM
I go in for my consult Friday morning. I want to start the diet that day but im not sure what I should do for breakfast before I go. Because I won't be back home till almost noon. Does anybody have any thoughts? Thanks

How in depth have you read on here or elsewhere about IP? Not sure how familiar you are with it. Also since you are talking about tomorrow, you really don't have much time tonight to prepare. Tonight you can start cleaning out your pantry and fridge of carbs, sugars and fats and if time, shop for some fresh veggies following the select veggies listed on the P1 sheet in the Daily Chat links.

Your coach will get you the first week of food to start the next day with breakfast, so for Friday, you can "practice" for IP by eliminating or at least restricting carbs... Bfast could be a couple scrambled eggs w/peppers and mushrooms, lunch on a nice salad with a little protein and low fat dressing (or buy some Walden Farms dressing since you will use that or homemade on IP). Plan on 8 oz of meat (weighed raw) and 2 cups of IP select veggies for dinner... Oh, and DRINK DRINK DRINK lots of water. End your day with some nice tea and approved sweetener (stevia or Splenda). Then you will be ready to start your full plan Sat morning!

Oh yes... And READ READ READ here and post your questions as you go.

You CAN do it!

ssdlturtle
03-06-2014, 10:46 PM
shrinkingsusie- GREAT JOB!!!!!!!! You look amazing. Inspirational!

Nola- Hope the stress gets better, have been there the last few weeks a lot going on at work and have been hungry, but trying to stay strong on IP, but has been hard.

Hope everyone has a great night and stay warm.

stephascope
03-06-2014, 10:51 PM
shrinkingsusie - AWESOME photos!!! You are an inspiration to all of us.

Jenny38
03-06-2014, 10:56 PM
Susie, you look fabulous and super healthy and strong. Congratulations:carrot:

apo9
03-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Shrinking Susie..I have been watching your journey on the IP threads.I am very impressed with your progress and although I am not formally on the IP program I am invading this thread to congratulate you on your successes.I live in Belleville...just down the road from you and am following a high protein low carbohydrate diet.I do weigh my food and record my calories daily and do not exceed 1200/day.I also drink whey protein daily.
Chickie...you look fantastic and I'll bet your husband is proud of you because I certainly am.
I have lost at least 20 lb since mid November and now weigh 142 at 5ft 5 1/2 inches

mars735
03-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Shrinkingsusie, WOW you look great!