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lisa32989
03-26-2014, 05:14 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

Bookmarking:
Ideal Protein Sub-forum Home page (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/)
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

Tickers and Signatures:
There are 2 requirements to have access to signatures and tickers. You must have been a member of 3fatchicks for 20 days AND posted at least 20 messages anywhere on the 3fatchicks forum. When you've met those requirements check The Ultimate Signature and Ticker Thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/announcements-forum-help/203435-ultimate-one-stop-signature-ticker-thread-read-here-if-you-have-questions.html) for more information and instructions.

Quoting:
The best quoting tip - EVER!! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3427715-post155.html) Thanks Rosie, aka 6710.

Searching:
If you can't find what you're looking for in this forum using the website search function, try using the "double search" using Google.

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)


TurtleMom
03-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Good morning, Dears!

I'm up & at 'em early so I can get my workout down before the rest of the house wakes up. :exercise: But I was curious, is anyone else finding food smelling so much better now that you are limiting your choices? Before, I would notice food smells when walking into a room for the first time, or as something finished in the oven. Lately, it seems that all the regular food I cook for my family just smells heavenly. Well, the food I'm cooking for myself is smelling good too. I nearly swooned last night making meatballs! But still, I don't remember reading super sniffers as a side effect in the protocol packet.

Have a lovely day :D

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Good morning!

TurtleMom - I hadn't noticed things smelling better lately, but it's Spring and I am allergic to Spring! Can't smell much of anything. :D


Janelstpe
03-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Good Morning Everyone!

trinny
03-26-2014, 08:28 AM
Good morning, Dears!

But I was curious, is anyone else finding food smelling so much better now that you are limiting your choices?

The first few weeks I was in ketosis my sense of smell was through the roof - and not just for food. It felt like I could smell a fire 50 miles away. It was the same way when I was pregnant, too. I guess my sense of smell goes crazy when my body is in flux.

Anyhow, it's toned down now but I definitely know where you're coming from.

CarbLover443
03-26-2014, 08:38 AM
I have a question for everyone...how bad is having an ounce of cheese a week? One thing I miss terribly is cheese. My coach was like ABSOLUTELY NOT, however, I've spoken with a few other people, including someone else that works at my clinic and they say it's not a big deal, as long as it's no more than one ounce, once a week.

wildirishrose
03-26-2014, 08:54 AM
I have a question for everyone...how bad is having an ounce of cheese a week? One thing I miss terribly is cheese. My coach was like ABSOLUTELY NOT, however, I've spoken with a few other people, including someone else that works at my clinic and they say it's not a big deal, as long as it's no more than one ounce, once a week.

I'm interested in this answer as well. I miss cheese. My mouth waters just thinking of it!

JLUS
03-26-2014, 08:59 AM
I have a question for everyone...how bad is having an ounce of cheese a week? One thing I miss terribly is cheese. My coach was like ABSOLUTELY NOT, however, I've spoken with a few other people, including someone else that works at my clinic and they say it's not a big deal, as long as it's no more than one ounce, once a week.

It really becomes a personal decision as to whether you want to be IP 100% and follow all the parameters and get both the weight loss benefits and the benefits oF long-term food management. Bending one rule, even a tiny bit, often opens the door to thinking, "well, that was ok, so maybe now it will be ok to try a tiny bit of XYZ". Tiny, tiny variations may or may not hurt, but then again, maybe each week without them would have meant a loss of a few additional ounces, adding up to several more pounds over time that could be behind you.

Will one oz of cheese change much? Probably not, but realize that part of IP's success is to teach us not to be ruled by our food wants and desires.... To learn to manage our cravings and recognize the difference between desiring a food and needing food.

Cheese will be there when you are done with IP. Perhaps the mental success of overcoming a food desire would go a long way to your future success with all phases of IP, especially maintenance. Plus - really would one ounce do anything to quell the desire or would it simply make you want more (that would be ME!)

FYI - when I went into maintenance, my coach warned me that one of the biggest "killers" of maintenance success for his clients has been cheese! It is not that he said NO... But many people just are not able to stay with the small amount that is truly a serving. He strongly cautioned me to really watch the lure of cheese (it actually has some chemical that makes us feel good, calm, etc. And feeds the desire even more!)

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 09:01 AM
I have a question for everyone...how bad is having an ounce of cheese a week? One thing I miss terribly is cheese. My coach was like ABSOLUTELY NOT, however, I've spoken with a few other people, including someone else that works at my clinic and they say it's not a big deal, as long as it's no more than one ounce, once a week.

I'm interested in this answer as well. I miss cheese. My mouth waters just thinking of it!

The hard line answer, of course, is that it's not on the P1 sheet therefore the answer is no.

The problem is, you start allowing yourself small deviations and they tend to become very large deviations that will slow or stop your weight loss. I know for me, I am very good at finding little loopholes and then driving a truck through them. I decided when I started this to stick to it exactly just because making my own decisions on what I was eating made me very fat. I've learned a lot about self-control, portion sizes, what certain foods do to my body, etc.

The cheese will still be there when you get to maintenance - it's not going any where!

danilynn
03-26-2014, 09:04 AM
I'm interested in this answer as well. I miss cheese. My mouth waters just thinking of it!

Good Morning IP'er!!!

TurtleMom: Ya, i can relate to you, my sense of smell is sky rocketed. I can smell EVERYTHING that i didn't before. Its interesting how that is.

Regarding the cheese question -- i am not sure it counts towards your milk allotment. Though, would be nice to know as well. I have seen some who are in phase 1 post (in other threads) that they use Vegan - Vegetable made cheese and that didnt hinder their diet. But then again, everyone is different with how they lose weight etc.

Today i am feeling like poo. I have a killer sore throat... drinking a lot of caffeine free peppermint tea.. hoping to kick this.

anyhoo --- have a great day to everyone and where ever you are.. enjoy your sun, cold weather or snow and even rain :)

wildirishrose
03-26-2014, 09:06 AM
The hard line answer, of course, is that it's not on the P1 sheet therefore the answer is no.

The problem is, you start allowing yourself small deviations and they tend to become very large deviations that will slow or stop your weight loss. I know for me, I am very good at finding little loopholes and then driving a truck through them. I decided when I started this to stick to it exactly just because making my own decisions on what I was eating made me very fat. I've learned a lot about self-control, portion sizes, what certain foods do to my body, etc.

The cheese will still be there when you get to maintenance - it's not going any where!

That's so true! I have never ever enjoyed cereal in my life, and today I was pouring my son some, I had this intense desire to eat some and I thought geez if I want some so bad it'll be there in maintenance, and instantly the desire was gone. I had to laugh because before IP I would have talked myself into "well there is a chance that the manufacturer will get hit by some disaster and never be able to make it again..."

AmberLS
03-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Good morning IPers, TOM is coming TOM is coming, I feel like eating everything around me, I'm emotional, and blah lol... shees it's a pain being a girl. But at least the weather's been nice, I hope it stays for the weekend so I can work in my yard. It's been nice to take my class out to play for an extra long recess! Making up for all the extra short ones!

sunflwr816
03-26-2014, 09:30 AM
But I was curious, is anyone else finding food smelling so much better now that you are limiting your choices? Before, I would notice food smells when walking into a room for the first time, or as something finished in the oven. Lately, it seems that all the regular food I cook for my family just smells heavenly.

YES. Any and everything my fiance eats smells amazing. The other night he made a frozen BBQ chicken pizza and I was practically drooling while eating my salad :lol:

I've been really really bad about getting 3 packets in and drinking all my water the past few days....Puppy has had some lethargy and diarrhea and I've been back and forth to the vet's a few times. My eating/drinking took a back seat....I hopped on the scale this AM and am down to 152.6, but I don't think it's very accurate because I missed a packet on both Monday and yesterday. He's doing much better today so hopefully I can concentrate on myself again....this whole thing made me realize how easy it is to lose focus of yourself and your eating habits if you don't make it a priority. In the past, when stressed, I always reached for junk food (and wine). It's going to be important for me to really work on my relationship with food when I'm dealing with stress going forward.

Jillybee123
03-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Day 1! Nervous and excited. Not a big breakfast eater, following the menu given to me but had the bar for breakfast, will have the omelet for lunch with veggies. Gonna make the Big Mac in a bowl for dinner, I'm thinking with roasted broccoli. I have a rtd choc pudding for snack. Love this forum. So much info! Any go to recipes for the two cups of veggies?

wildirishrose
03-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Good morning IPers, TOM is coming TOM is coming, I feel like eating everything around me, I'm emotional, and blah lol... shees it's a pain being a girl. But at least the weather's been nice, I hope it stays for the weekend so I can work in my yard. It's been nice to take my class out to play for an extra long recess! Making up for all the extra short ones!

Yeah. Mine is here. Oh and I haven't had one like this in um YEARS. You kinda forget what to do.... and I had an allergic reaction to a pad. It HURTS so bad!!! Seriously!? A pad?! Pretty much anything awkward, I'm allergic to. Too bad it wasn't myself :P

Yayalaine
03-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Yeah. Mine is here. Oh and I haven't had one like this in um YEARS. You kinda forget what to do.... and I had an allergic reaction to a pad. It HURTS so bad!!! Seriously!? A pad?! Pretty much anything awkward, I'm allergic to. Too bad it wasn't myself :P

Oh, I hear you! I have strange allergies, too... including pads and tampons. The only brand of pad I can wear is Always. Who would think?? Haha!

sprucegal
03-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Hello,
I am starting my 3rd week of doing IP with alternatives. I checked at the forum before starting to be sure I understood the protocol and for ideas for substitutes.
I am in my mid 60's and need to lose 20 lbs. I have been following the program exactly with my alternatives, but have only lost 2 lbs per week. I have also lost inches. My belly was what needed the most work but that seems to be decreasing more slowly. Could my slow weight loss be because of my age? Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks

ems70508
03-26-2014, 11:28 AM
Question for those who realized they were getting too much soy from IP and it was hurting them, what were your symptoms? Today and yesterday I have had some weird symptoms and I'm wondering if it's a stomach bug or Soy reaction....

drd1961
03-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Hello,
I am starting my 3rd week of doing IP with alternatives. I checked at the forum before starting to be sure I understood the protocol and for ideas for substitutes.
I am in my mid 60's and need to lose 20 lbs. I have been following the program exactly with my alternatives, but have only lost 2 lbs per week. I have also lost inches. My belly was what needed the most work but that seems to be decreasing more slowly. Could my slow weight loss be because of my age? Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks

I think two a week is a good loss. The fact you do not have a lot to lose compared to others means your losses will be less. I think when they tell you 3-5 pounds that is usually for people that are a lot heavier.

islandgirlwannabe
03-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Good Afternoon... Tomorrow is my 1st weigh in and im pretty excited to see what the scales have to say... Im a BIG BIG GIRL At 296 when I went into the office last week and I have not had a single craving at all. I endured the family eating pizza,cake,turkey dinner and even chips and I stayed on track with ease. Im so excited as the food is yummo. I currently am having 4 IP Foods (cause im over 250lbs) plus my supper and 4 cups of veggies (dinner and supper)

Anyother Big girls out there? Wonder what kind of losses I should expect to see. Any advise? My clinic says no exercising.

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 12:08 PM
Day 1! Nervous and excited. Not a big breakfast eater, following the menu given to me but had the bar for breakfast, will have the omelet for lunch with veggies. Gonna make the Big Mac in a bowl for dinner, I'm thinking with roasted broccoli. I have a rtd choc pudding for snack. Love this forum. So much info! Any go to recipes for the two cups of veggies?

Welcome and congrats on getting started!

When in doubt, I roast my veggies! I have yet to find anything that doesn't taste good roasted and it's so easy.

Hello,
I am starting my 3rd week of doing IP with alternatives. I checked at the forum before starting to be sure I understood the protocol and for ideas for substitutes.
I am in my mid 60's and need to lose 20 lbs. I have been following the program exactly with my alternatives, but have only lost 2 lbs per week. I have also lost inches. My belly was what needed the most work but that seems to be decreasing more slowly. Could my slow weight loss be because of my age? Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks

Hi sprucegal! 2 lbs a week when you have 20 to lose is excellent! I had more than 100 to lose and my average has been just over 2 lbs a week. It is harder to lose as we age, I'm over 50 and was worried that age would slow me down some but that hasn't seemed to be the case.

Unfortunately it seems the first place we gain weight is the last place we lose. So hang in there - it will come off.

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Good Afternoon... Tomorrow is my 1st weigh in and im pretty excited to see what the scales have to say... Im a BIG BIG GIRL At 296 when I went into the office last week and I have not had a single craving at all. I endured the family eating pizza,cake,turkey dinner and even chips and I stayed on track with ease. Im so excited as the food is yummo. I currently am having 4 IP Foods (cause im over 250lbs) plus my supper and 4 cups of veggies (dinner and supper)

Anyother Big girls out there? Wonder what kind of losses I should expect to see. Any advise? My clinic says no exercising.

I started at 257 - I was big! Look at the before pic in my profile and you'll see.

Sounds like you're off to a good start. What you will lose at any given time is really individual, we all lose at our own pace so don't start comparing yourself to others - it will drive you insane. :dizzy:

ColoradoCarol
03-26-2014, 12:13 PM
Ruth Ann - it looks like your ticker changed? Did you lose today?! Are you still planning P2 at the end of the month?

You are such an inspiration!

sprucegal
03-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Thank you for the encouragement. I am going to hang in there. It will just take a little longer than I thought. -:)

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 12:23 PM
Ruth Ann - it looks like your ticker changed? Did you lose today?! Are you still planning P2 at the end of the month?

You are such an inspiration!

Thanks Carol! Yes, down 2 lbs today so we set April 3 (the day after my next weigh in) to start P2. I'm excited!

Thank you for the encouragement. I am going to hang in there. It will just take a little longer than I thought. -:)

Good for you! And yes, it's always takes longer than we want. Sad fact.

stephascope
03-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Thanks Carol! Yes, down 2 lbs today so we set April 3 (the day after my next weigh in) to start P2. I'm excited!


Congrats Ruth Ann! You did it! You didn't really stall out at all either, did you? Amazing! :D

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Congrats Ruth Ann! You did it! You didn't really stall out at all either, did you? Amazing! :D

Thanks stephascope! I really didn't stall out - had some slower weeks but I seemed to develop a pattern of 2 slow or no losses and then 2 big losses (sometimes). I gave up trying to figure that one out!

MarylandMom
03-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Day 3 of IP with alternatives...still starving but still hanging in there!!! I CAN do this!! Praying that ketosis begins soon so the constant hunger will go away!

islandgirlwannabe
03-26-2014, 12:56 PM
I started at 257 - I was big! Look at the before pic in my profile and you'll see.

Sounds like you're off to a good start. What you will lose at any given time is really individual, we all lose at our own pace so don't start comparing yourself to others - it will drive you insane. :dizzy:

OH MY GOSH Ruth Ann you have done AMAZING! You are my inspiration <3

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 01:11 PM
OH MY GOSH Ruth Ann you have done AMAZING! You are my inspiration <3

You are so sweet!

I just bumped the before/after/progress photos thread for you - so many wonderful and inspiring stories and pics on there.

wildirishrose
03-26-2014, 01:27 PM
I know this has been discussed, but I'm not sure where. How do I put a ticker in my signature?

catlady1981
03-26-2014, 01:31 PM
I know this has been discussed, but I'm not sure where. How do I put a ticker in my signature?

You have to be a member for 20 days and have 20 posts. If you go to the first page of the daily chat there is a place that says Tickers and signatures. Follow the link and it will tell you what to do.

Johnsdeere
03-26-2014, 01:38 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

schenectady
03-26-2014, 01:38 PM
I started at 257 - I was big! Look at the before pic in my profile and you'll see.

Sounds like you're off to a good start. What you will lose at any given time is really individual, we all lose at our own pace so don't start comparing yourself to others - it will drive you insane. :dizzy:

WOW - I had never looked at your original photo before - you look like totally NEW woman. So impressed!

I am signing off for a few days in many ways. Today begins the most hectic part of our three part move and it will be a crazy few days that follow. I have found the Trader Joe's near me (Bellevue) so I have already stocked the fridge in the "interim" house with things I can eat.

I have not been 100% OP today and with no food in the old house and my stress level, I am just trying to stay sane. If all my copious plans work out, the move should go well and sanity return. Next week sometime once I am sure that our dog has settled in and understands home and her dog door and the back yard for her "needs"!

AmberLS
03-26-2014, 01:39 PM
I know this has been discussed, but I'm not sure where. How do I put a ticker in my signature?

The links been broken. Go to the top of your screen where it says user cp on the left. click, go into edit signature. Go to one of the suggested sites, make your ticker and copy and paste into your signature!

Johnsdeere
03-26-2014, 01:46 PM
Schenectady,
Good on you for planning and stocking up. Good luck with the sanity, moving and all that it entails....oy vey!

Confession: I'm totally jealous of yoru access to Trader Joes, I'm on the other side of the state and will stock up on my trader Joe's stuff when I go to the Seattle and the Portland area. I wish we had one, Spokane is the closest but, the only thing that draws me there is well...Trader Joes. :D

sweetenuf
03-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Week 10 WI : (drum roll) -8 lbs total of 40 exactly....I WI every 2 weeks with my coach :) thats 4 lbs a week. Hope you are all having a great day!


Johnsdeere....congrats!! That is fantastic

ssubert
03-26-2014, 01:53 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

Dance of joy!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

stephascope
03-26-2014, 02:09 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

Awesome milestone! Congrats Johnsdeere :D

Johnsdeere
03-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Thanks ladies! :)

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Day 3 of IP with alternatives...still starving but still hanging in there!!! I CAN do this!! Praying that ketosis begins soon so the constant hunger will go away!

Try drinking more water or decaf herbal tea. For some reason hot stuff tends to curb my hunger better than anything.

Hang in there - it gets better!

hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

WTG! :bravo:

WOW - I had never looked at your original photo before - you look like totally NEW woman. So impressed!


Thank you! Good luck on the move - I hate moving and you have to do it twice. Not fun!

[B][COLOR="Purple"]Week 10 WI : (drum roll) -8 lbs total of 40 exactly....I WI every 2 weeks with my coach :) thats 4 lbs a week. Hope you are all having a great day!

Congrats on 40 lbs! That is exciting!

wildirishrose
03-26-2014, 02:51 PM
The links been broken. Go to the top of your screen where it says user cp on the left. click, go into edit signature. Go to one of the suggested sites, make your ticker and copy and paste into your signature!

Thanks! Got it working!! Kind of. I'll play with it, but I *should* be doing homework

Hiker88
03-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Ruth Ann for some reason I have missed seeing your 'in progress' photo and you look amazing!!! Your sooo little!!

TurtleMom
03-26-2014, 07:41 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

Hooray! What a fabulous treat -I have the Mia and I love it :D

WOW - I had never looked at your original photo before - you look like totally NEW woman. So impressed!

I am signing off for a few days in many ways. Today begins the most hectic part of our three part move and it will be a crazy few days that follow. I have found the Trader Joe's near me (Bellevue) so I have already stocked the fridge in the "interim" house with things I can eat.

I have not been 100% OP today and with no food in the old house and my stress level, I am just trying to stay sane. If all my copious plans work out, the move should go well and sanity return. Next week sometime once I am sure that our dog has settled in and understands home and her dog door and the back yard for her "needs"!

You are in the home stretch -YOU CAN DO IT! :cheer: Don't forget to pick up some flowers from your new Trader Joe's. I'm completely jealous -there is only 1 TJ in my state & it's 2.5 hours away from me :(

Day 3 of IP with alternatives...still starving but still hanging in there!!! I CAN do this!! Praying that ketosis begins soon so the constant hunger will go away!

Hang in there! Like Ruth Ann said, hot drinks help a lot. I've gone thru tons of Tazo herbal teas in the past month :cofdate:

TurtleMom
03-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Ugh. How I hate seeing photos of myself :( But I'm being a good auntie and trying to help out by locating pics for my nephew's wedding. One NSV I'm really looking forward to is being in a photo where I don't look huge! The opportunity should be coming up soon -the wedding is this spring, as well as a landmark b-day celebration for my mom. Photo ops will be aplenty!

dlr9774
03-26-2014, 07:56 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

Thank you for your post today! I needed the incentive from this blog!

dlr9774
03-26-2014, 08:02 PM
WOW - I had never looked at your original photo before - you look like totally NEW woman. So impressed!

I am signing off for a few days in many ways. Today begins the most hectic part of our three part move and it will be a crazy few days that follow. I have found the Trader Joe's near me (Bellevue) so I have already stocked the fridge in the "interim" house with things I can eat.

I have not been 100% OP today and with no food in the old house and my stress level, I am just trying to stay sane. If all my copious plans work out, the move should go well and sanity return. Next week sometime once I am sure that our dog has settled in and understands home and her dog door and the back yard for her "needs"!

May I ask what is Trader Joe's what do they sell?:?:

MsGracie
03-26-2014, 08:04 PM
hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! 194, five pounds from now we be the slimist I have been in 7-8 YEARS!! I'm so jazzed about that. 194 will also be my 40lb gone mark will be half of my big weightloss goal AND I am rewarding myself with the clarisonic Plus as my reward.

Can I just say...I'm so darn glad I decided to do IP and I'm sticking with. I feel like a million bucks and I have to admit, it's been a while since i have felt this way.

That's terrific - congratulations!!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-26-2014, 08:08 PM
I have a question for everyone...how bad is having an ounce of cheese a week? One thing I miss terribly is cheese. My coach was like ABSOLUTELY NOT, however, I've spoken with a few other people, including someone else that works at my clinic and they say it's not a big deal, as long as it's no more than one ounce, once a week.

I'm going to echo the good advice given already. If you stick around the boards long enough you'll see that many people started with an ounce of cheese, then still lost so they added a sprinkle of nuts then extra this and extra that and before you know it they slid right down that slippery slope.

Then, despite advice from others, they got defensive and insulted then stopped posting all together (most likely they fell off the wagon.)

This is a sore subject for me and a couple others because we are only trying to help and we get accused of being mean, unsupportive, etc.

Stick to it 100% and you'll be much happier!

PS. In case anyone is wondering, 1 ounce of cheese is in no way equal to 1 oz of skim milk. The milk is 10 calories while the cheese is closer to 110 calories for a teeny tiny ounce.

Sorry that got so long!

Good Afternoon... Tomorrow is my 1st weigh in and im pretty excited to see what the scales have to say... Im a BIG BIG GIRL At 296 when I went into the office last week and I have not had a single craving at all. I endured the family eating pizza,cake,turkey dinner and even chips and I stayed on track with ease. Im so excited as the food is yummo. I currently am having 4 IP Foods (cause im over 250lbs) plus my supper and 4 cups of veggies (dinner and supper)

Anyother Big girls out there? Wonder what kind of losses I should expect to see. Any advise? My clinic says no exercising.

Welcome! You can do it! Stick to the sheet and you'll do great. I'm smaller now but I was pretty freaking big before :D

MsGracie
03-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Week 10 WI : (drum roll) -8 lbs total of 40 exactly....I WI every 2 weeks with my coach :) thats 4 lbs a week. Hope you are all having a great day!


Johnsdeere....congrats!! That is fantastic

Woo-hoo - that is wonderful!!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-26-2014, 08:11 PM
sweetenuf: Wow! Keep up the great work!

ChipnDip
03-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Had my weigh in today. I had to skip last week and it felt like a month. 5 lbs down over the two weeks. That made me happy. Got my chips! That made me really happy! :carrot: I opened them in the car!!

AND my hubbie says he wants to join my using alternatives and let me be his coach. I really hope he follows through. He tends to want the easy way out all the time and while I find the IP plan simple to follow it isn't easy! Not a lot of room for excuses if you want success. I'll have to reward him with sex to keep him motivated! :devil:

IdealProteinNewbie
03-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Had my weigh in today. I had to skip last week and it felt like a month. 5 lbs down over the two weeks. That made me happy. Got my chips! That made me really happy! :carrot: I opened them in the car!!

AND my hubbie says he wants to join my using alternatives and let me be his coach. I really hope he follows through. He tends to want the easy way out all the time and while I find the IP plan simple to follow it isn't easy! Not a lot of room for excuses if you want success. I'll have to reward him with sex to keep him motivated! :devil:

:lol:

Panya
03-26-2014, 08:45 PM
How do I download that icon at the bottom that tell how much I lost?

Mulse
03-26-2014, 09:02 PM
I have a question. I was searching for information about how often ground beef was okay in a week (apparently, it's fine to have it several times) and stumbled across and older thread. In the thread it said that salmon is only supposed to be once a week because of fat content. But isn't ground beef WAY higher in fat content than salmon?

I hadn't read that before and now I'm concerned since I ate salmon three times since my last weigh in. I thought if I did a beef one night, I would follow with a leaner meat (chicken, turkey, fish) the following night.

Jenny38
03-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Ruth Ann, congratulations on your loss and moving on into P2


Good Afternoon... Tomorrow is my 1st weigh in and im pretty excited to see what the scales have to say... Im a BIG BIG GIRL At 296 when I went into the office last week and I have not had a single craving at all. I endured the family eating pizza,cake,turkey dinner and even chips and I stayed on track with ease. Im so excited as the food is yummo. I currently am having 4 IP Foods (cause im over 250lbs) plus my supper and 4 cups of veggies (dinner and supper)

Anyother Big girls out there? Wonder what kind of losses I should expect to see. Any advise? My clinic says no exercising.

Iskandgirlwannabe, welcome:). I started IP at 282, having lost 25lbs before that. It seems like losses vary for people but if you stick to the program you can expect the scale to go down from week to week and/or inches lost. I think light exercise is ok after you get used to the diet, good luck.

hey everyone! I'm pretty excited about today'w weight in, I'm in oneland! Wahoo! .

Way to go Johnsdeere!

[QUOTE=sweetenuf;4971232]Week 10 WI : (drum roll) -8 lbs total of 40 exactly....I WI every 2 weeks with my coach :) thats 4 lbs a week. Hope you are all having a great day!

Great job:carrot:

I liked reading the discussion about cheese today on the board, I feel like this food will not be in my house on maintenance as it is a trigger but I hope to enjoy a limited amount at a restaurant.
Is there a group for peanut butter addicts?

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Ruth Ann for some reason I have missed seeing your 'in progress' photo and you look amazing!!! Your sooo little!!

Thanks Hiker!

Had my weigh in today. I had to skip last week and it felt like a month. 5 lbs down over the two weeks. That made me happy. Got my chips! That made me really happy! :carrot: I opened them in the car!!

AND my hubbie says he wants to join my using alternatives and let me be his coach. I really hope he follows through. He tends to want the easy way out all the time and while I find the IP plan simple to follow it isn't easy! Not a lot of room for excuses if you want success. I'll have to reward him with sex to keep him motivated! :devil:

Good job! And too funny on the motivation!

AmberLS
03-26-2014, 09:31 PM
I really dislike PMS... the actual TOM isn't bad it's the week before, hungry, cranky, and I want to do nothing but sleep. Pffffff

KookySuki
03-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Hi, does anyone have the most recent P1 Protocol sheet or can you direct me where to go for it? I could not not find it in the "sticky" section and I forgot to ask for one at my WI today. Thanks!

JLUS
03-26-2014, 10:23 PM
Hi, does anyone have the most recent P1 Protocol sheet or can you direct me where to go for it? I could not not find it in the "sticky" section and I forgot to ask for one at my WI today. Thanks!

It is linked in the first post of each daily chat. There are all sorts of great links in that first post, including one to each phase protocol sheet!

You shouldn't have to ask for it at weigh-in... Didn't you get it at your initial consultation along with all your program info and first week of food?

Yayalaine
03-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Hi sprucegal! 2 lbs a week when you have 20 to lose is excellent! I had more than 100 to lose and my average has been just over 2 lbs a week. It is harder to lose as we age, I'm over 50 and was worried that age would slow me down some but that hasn't seemed to be the case.

Ruth Ann, I really needed to hear these words today. I am over 50 and started IP at 245 a month ago (though hovered around 255-260 in the months before that). Today was extra hard for some reason. I had breezed through the first few weeks without any cravings. But, today, I AM SICK OF VEGGIES AND SALAD. I've had all kinds of negative thoughts about it being too late and I'm too old to succeed at this when I've never succeeded before.... and that even if I do lose, I'll look awful with loose flab... and I wanted to EAT something "good."

I hope that a good night's sleep will help and that tomorrow will have more positive thoughts. Anyway, just wanted to say that you just became my role model!!

Hiker88
03-26-2014, 10:29 PM
Ruth Ann, I really needed to hear these words today. I am over 50 and started IP at 245 a month ago (though hovered around 255-260 in the months before that). Today was extra hard for some reason. I had breezed through the first few weeks without any cravings. But, today, I AM SICK OF VEGGIES AND SALAD. I've had all kinds of negative thoughts about it being too late and I'm too old to succeed at this when I've never succeeded before.... and that even if I do lose, I'll look awful with loose flab... and I wanted to EAT something "good."

I hope that a good night's sleep will help and that tomorrow will have more positive thoughts. Anyway, just wanted to say that you just became my role model!!

I didn't get tired of the vegis and salads for quite awhile, but I really enjoyed it when I stopped eating the same ones over and over... have you tried the Cauliflower rice??? Its awesome!! I also NEVER ate mushrooms before but simply love sauteing and smothering a huge pile of them on my steak or pork chop!!

When your pants start falling off you'll forget about being sick of vegis!! LOL

KookySuki
03-26-2014, 10:33 PM
It is linked in the first post of each daily chat. There are all sorts of great links in that first post, including one to each phase protocol sheet!

You shouldn't have to ask for it at weigh-in... Didn't you get it at your initial consultation along with all your program info and first week of food?

Thank you! I knew I'd seen it somewhere on here before, but forgot where. I did get the protocol sheets when I started back in October 2013, but I knew my sheet was outdated. The one on the daily chat is definitely more updated than the one I had. :)

JLUS
03-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Ruth Ann, I really needed to hear these words today. I am over 50 and started IP at 245 a month ago (though hovered around 255-260 in the months before that). Today was extra hard for some reason. I had breezed through the first few weeks without any cravings. But, today, I AM SICK OF VEGGIES AND SALAD. I've had all kinds of negative thoughts about it being too late and I'm too old to succeed at this when I've never succeeded before.... and that even if I do lose, I'll look awful with loose flab... and I wanted to EAT something "good."

I hope that a good night's sleep will help and that tomorrow will have more positive thoughts. Anyway, just wanted to say that you just became my role model!!

Hi Yay,

I am 53 and found it easy enough to lose the 40 lbs I was working on with IP...Not nearly as much as RuthAnn or Lisa who (among others on here) are quite amazing! ... but my losses were still pretty good for an old gal!

After the first few weeks it can feel a little tiresome eating the same things every day... That us about when I started looking at the recipe threads and branching out, turning my packets into waffles, muffins, flatbreads, cakes, cookies, making salads into Big Mac or a Taco Bell in a Bowl, .. And changing up my steamed veggies by roasting anything and everything, pureeing them for soups (pureed curried cauliflower soup - yummmm), adding them into muffins, ricing cauliflower for stir fry, and shredding zucchini into spaghetti.

Once you step outside the "plain packet and steamed veggie" box and get creative, you will find an amazing amount of variety to keep meals interesting and to expand your culinary horizon!

Keep on keeping on!

Yayalaine
03-26-2014, 10:35 PM
I didn't get tired of the vegis and salads for quite awhile, but I really enjoyed it when I stopped eating the same ones over and over... have you tried the Cauliflower rice??? Its awesome!! I also NEVER ate mushrooms before but simply love sauteing and smothering a huge pile of them on my steak or pork chop!!

When your pants start falling off you'll forget about being sick of vegis!! LOL

Actually, I bought pants that were two sizes smaller today!! It did help my feelings somewhat, but I still was feeling sick and tired of the plan. I do love mushrooms and have learned to roast them lately (I am liking the taste of roasted veggies most of all).

I have not tried the cauliflower rice... I will find that recipe and give it a try. I hope it doesn't require any special gadgets to make.

Yayalaine
03-26-2014, 10:42 PM
Hi Yay,

I am 53 and found it easy enough to lose the 40 lbs I was working on with IP...Not nearly as much as RuthAnn or Lisa who (among others on here) are quite amazing! ... but my losses were still pretty good for an old gal!

After the first few weeks it can feel a little tiresome eating the same things every day... That us about when I started looking at the recipe threads and branching out, turning my packets into waffles, muffins, flatbreads, cakes, cookies, making salads into Big Mac or a Taco Bell in a Bowl, .. And changing up my steamed veggies by roasting anything and everything, pureeing them for soups (pureed curried cauliflower soup - yummmm), adding them into muffins, ricing cauliflower for stir fry, and shredding zucchini into spaghetti.

Once you step outside the "plain packet and steamed veggie" box and get creative, you will find an amazing amount of variety to keep meals interesting and to expand your culinary horizon!

Keep on keeping on!

Thanks for that encouragement! I'm so glad to hear of others over 50 who have been successful. (I will be 52 in June.) Yes, I have pretty much been sticking with packets and steamed/roasted veggies. I have not tried any of the "recipes." I have been overwhelmed at work and just didn't have the mental energy to tackle one more thing. But, I know it will be worth the effort if it helps me stay on plan.

So far, I have been 100% and have been in some extremely tempting situations that would usually be cheating experiences for me... but, I've stuck to it this far. I just feel like I HAVE to this time.... for my health. When I was younger, I wanted to lose weight so that I would look better. Now, I'm more concerned with feeling better. :)

Ruth Ann
03-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Ruth Ann, I really needed to hear these words today. I am over 50 and started IP at 245 a month ago (though hovered around 255-260 in the months before that). Today was extra hard for some reason. I had breezed through the first few weeks without any cravings. But, today, I AM SICK OF VEGGIES AND SALAD. I've had all kinds of negative thoughts about it being too late and I'm too old to succeed at this when I've never succeeded before.... and that even if I do lose, I'll look awful with loose flab... and I wanted to EAT something "good."

I hope that a good night's sleep will help and that tomorrow will have more positive thoughts. Anyway, just wanted to say that you just became my role model!!

:hug: Some days I feel exactly the same way and just have to power through it! Going to bed early is sometimes the only answer.

I agree with everyone else - start mixing things up and trying new things. Try some new veggies (roasted turnips are awesome!) and check out the recipe threads.

For comfort food when I just want something warm I like to heat up a chocolate pudding in the evening with about twice as much water as usual, add some sugar free hazelnut syrup, blend it and microwave it for about a minute and a half - absolutely wonderful and tastes like a really good hot chocolate.

Hang in there - everyone gets the blahs sometimes but you can do this and come out smaller and healthier on the other side!

Hiker88
03-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Actually, I bought pants that were two sizes smaller today!! It did help my feelings somewhat, but I still was feeling sick and tired of the plan. I do love mushrooms and have learned to roast them lately (I am liking the taste of roasted veggies most of all).

I have not tried the cauliflower rice... I will find that recipe and give it a try. I hope it doesn't require any special gadgets to make.

You just need a good cheese grater to grate the cauliflower... I mix in crushed garlic and fry it in some oil... mmmmm its so good!

AmberLS
03-26-2014, 11:30 PM
I didn't get tired of the vegis and salads for quite awhile, but I really enjoyed it when I stopped eating the same ones over and over... have you tried the Cauliflower rice??? Its awesome!! I also NEVER ate mushrooms before but simply love sauteing and smothering a huge pile of them on my steak or pork chop!!

When your pants start falling off you'll forget about being sick of vegis!! LOL

You just need a good cheese grater to grate the cauliflower... I mix in crushed garlic and fry it in some oil... mmmmm its so good!

Cauliflower rice has been the best discovery of this diet!!!!!! YUMMY I like it with soy sauce, chicken, and more veggies, it's like Chinese fried rice and I never know the difference! It's something I will probably continue well into maintenance

jendilly
03-26-2014, 11:54 PM
I got the best kind of compliment from my oldest daughter today (who just turned 20 on Monday...can't believe I have a 20 year old!!). She came home for spring break from college and gave me a big hug and while hugging me said, "MOM!! You feel so much smaller!" She has seen me only every month or so while on IP, so it's cool for her to see it in bigger progression, as opposed to every day like the other kids.

Fearciuil
03-27-2014, 12:48 AM
Whew! Made it through two nights of Parent-Teacher conferences, and planned ahead enough to stay OP. One more teaching day until spring break!

I let the kids play Just Dance today (except 5th grade--they've got a show next month--and kinder, because, well, it's kinder) ... told the intermediate kids it was a "made it through testing" reward. I danced with a handful of classes, and boy could I tell I'm taking in fewer calories than I'm used to! My arms got tired really fast!!

drd1961
03-27-2014, 05:57 AM
Thanks for that encouragement! I'm so glad to hear of others over 50 who have been successful. (I will be 52 in June.) Yes, I have pretty much been sticking with packets and steamed/roasted veggies. I have not tried any of the "recipes." I have been overwhelmed at work and just didn't have the mental energy to tackle one more thing. But, I know it will be worth the effort if it helps me stay on plan.

So far, I have been 100% and have been in some extremely tempting situations that would usually be cheating experiences for me... but, I've stuck to it this far. I just feel like I HAVE to this time.... for my health. When I was younger, I wanted to lose weight so that I would look better. Now, I'm more concerned with feeling better. :)
I am 52 and have actually found this diet to be pretty effortless. I do have a significant amount of muscle because I have weight lifted with heavy weights since age 21. I think that helps me tremendously, not only to lose, but also because I look smaller than I weigh. Still, the metabolism is slower, but I followed this to a T and it worked.