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Well, phooey, I bought a new mattress and it is taking some getting used to. I wake up a lot in the night.
Yesterday was a god IP day. Some of them sail by and I am grateful for those!
I've felt so energetic and much more positive after getting about half way to goal. I have returned to an old hobby....sewing. I think it feeds a need to be creative or something. Anyway, I have been away from it for years. Now trying to regain the skills. It is not fun to struggle with what I was once pretty good at! I am taking it slow and making a point to not become frustrated. Anyway, it is fun and I am slowly remembering things and improving my "oneness" with my machine.
Has anyone found they got a new interest or revived one after losing weight?
Do you feel like you have returned to yourself in some way?
Anyhow, I am finding it interesting that the journey has become much more than just losing pounds for myself. Having fun for a change too!
A "dirty old man" had to chat me up while I browsed the undies section at the store today. Funny stuff. I might have hoped to attract a more desirable type, but I am not looking anyway! Thirty some pounds ago such things did not happen. In the old days, I did not like the male attention that sometimes resulted from weight loss. Heck, I am older now and was hoping it would not occur. I think I have finally reached an age and confidence level such that I can handle it better though!
Good morning everybody! I couldn't sleep so I got up and am having my tea. It's still dark out...
Samba - I felt exactly like that - people would say, it is a whole new you coming out, and I'd say, I've felt like the 'real' me was in a prison for the past 30 years and it is finally gaining it's freedom and can show itself.
I too have always loved sewing. I used to make my clothes many years ago, and appreciate a well made piece of clothing...the cut, the style, the texture/line/color...don't get me started. My sewing machines are an extension of my arms and hands. I only have a basic Kenmore and a Juki that is meant for free-motion quilting, and I love these work horses.
Well, I woke up worrying that I haven't made enough progress on the house. Can't seem to push myself as hard as I want to get things done. I think I'll take a hint from the many Phase 1 people here and do a 4th packet. I'm not even on Phase 1, but the IP products (and alternatives) really pack the extra protein without tons of calories, so they are a good resource. And...the sooner I get the house finished, the sooner I can get back to music and sewing!
Well, that's it for the moment. Hope you all have a wonderful, fun-filled Saturday!
Started Phase 1 January 2011, Phase 2 for 4 weeks, Phase 3 for 2 weeks; started Phase 4 March 27, 2012 !!!!! Yahoo!
Samba- years ago I loved to oil paint. I dont know why but I just stopped painting. My husband made me a painting room in the basement which is still there with my easel, paints, brushes and canvases but the room is now cluttered with storage stuff. I havent thought about painting again in a long time but you have inspired me to try. Maybe I will love it again. I am having my Niece's wedding shower here on 5/6 and have been getting ready for that, after that I am cleaning out my room and picking up a brush. Thanks.
Sewmam- You have done so much already to your house. I am always impressed of the amount of work you do. heck you are in Phase 4 Definetly have that extra packet. - I hope it helps with the extra energy.
Good Morning everybody
I had a terrific sleep, I feel great this morning. I have more yard stuff to do to get ready for that shower I am hosting here. Hopefully the rain holds out. Actually I am really hoping it doesnt rain next Friday on the shower day so I can have it outside. It will be a really tight fit with 30 women in my house. I will be praying to the sun Gods for no rain that day..
Have a great Saturday everybody and STAY ON PLAN.
“When the past calls let it go to voicemail, it has nothing new to say"
No big plans for the week-end, gonna just relax, soooo nice to have a week-end off.
On a good note, down 2 more pounds.....so that put me real close to moving on to phase 2..
Have a great weekend
Good morning. Hope everyone has a good day mine ended poorly and began the same! Just had my omelet I can still feel the hot sauce. Going to the pool with my rug rats later today and then need to stack wood, yuck.
"Feeling short term hunger pangs on a daily basis is NORMAL" -Wimpster
Good Morning friends! I have WI 4 today! I'm a little nervous...first time for that don't know why...I've been 100% OP since day 1 but I think now that eating this way is becoming a way of life I feel less sure I've gained...at first I thought "there's no way I didn't lose weight because I'm always hungry!" Have a great day everyone!
Good morning everyone! I slept well but woke up early so I am enjoying my coffee and checking in on everyone. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy this weekend.
I hope everyone has a great day.
1 for every ten pounds gone forever!
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced everyday; while failure is simply a few errors in judgement repeated everyday. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.
Thank goodness I am home! I have been gone all week at a conference. It was extremely difficult to stay OP. At my conference, food was provided. Not only that, we were located right next to the airport so I was unable to drive anywhere and pick up food. I brought bars and drinks but it was a hard week. Up 4 lbs today....not surprised.
Hopping back on the horse this morning (well, more like as of last night). I wish I would have internet access where I was at but it cost way too much for a few hours. I needed some support from all of you here.
Glad to be back!! Hope you all have been doing well.
Hey everyone. Not too busy on the forum this morning. I had the worse sleep! I kept getting up, had weird dreams and now I am tired. Oh well!
My weight isn't coming down lately. I am on my second week of Phase 2 and loving it but still missing food very much. I fantasize about Phase 3. I can't wait to be in maintenance. The number on the scale isn't so important anymore. I make sure I don't gain everything back but I am ready to finish this so that I can exercise and maintain.
I learned a lot of things on this diet but I also learned that depriving myself of certain foods just makes me want them more. When I'll reach maintenance, I don't really want to follow IP's plan because it is still very restrictive! My goal is to eat all the healthy stuff and maybe follow the clean eating approach. Those of you on maintenance, don't you miss eating a balanced diet? I would appreciate your input on this.
Location: Pine Mountain, Georgia & on a little lake in NE Michigan
Good morning IPers.
This morning was my WI. Lost 2.2. Yipee. Being in my 60s and menopausal, 2 a week is GREAT.
My DH and I are on our way to a car show. We actually have two we can take. This is monumental to have two drivable at once (they all run, but have something that doesn't make them drivable down the road) The latest DH got drivable is my avatar. That was his birthday present a couple years ago.
Taking a protein bar for my snack and then some veggies.
Nothing definitive planned for today, so knowing my life, that means I'll be out straight all day! lol
I'm still kind of confused about the new "freebies". Up until now I've been having 2 cups of celery between breakfast (6:00 am) and lunch (12:30) and have been counting it 1/2 of my daily veggies. Now that celery is considered 'free' I'm being told I can't count it as my veggies anymore and I have to find something else to replace it. Can that be true? Not many of the other veggies I like are as portable as celery, not to mention that I'm snacking with my students and 11 y.o. kids already think I'm weird enough eating celery every day, never mind if I had to start carting in something even more exotic. Please offer advice.
Samba Congrats on the new mattress… I need to start shopping soon. I haven't rediscovered any old/ new hobbies yet, but it's still the school year and I just don't have time for anything other than grading, planning and school stuff. I'm looking forward to longer days and some time over the summer, between classes, to bring out my long neglected painting once again.
Sewmam: Take it easy on yourself! You’ve gotten so much accomplished recently! I think you're doing a fabulous job!
Cadu: Good luck with shower. I'm always a nervous wreck when I host something - that my house isn't perfect enough, that my food won't be tasty enough, that I'll run out of something..... You sound much calmer than I would be.
Usmcvet: Keep your chin up! We all have bad days, but when you look at what you've accomplished so far, you have to take pride in that. Things are looking up for you. Enjoy your kids while they are still little. Mine are both 20 now and I simply can't believe that they are both on their own now. I miss having them home.
LJS100: Sending the 'whoosh fairy' your way (as long as you send her back to me on Wednesday. lol) Please post your results!
~*~*~*Have a great Saturday everyone!!!
IP First Round -36 lbs 2012
Reboot started 9/12/15
"If you work hard and are kind, AMAZING things will happen."
Where can I go to read up on IP the phases...... Not getting much coaching at all and wan to learn more. I've only had the info packet and a short initial consultation.
When you open this forum, there are two red stickies at the top with great info. Go through these and I am sure you will find what you are looking for. Good luck on your journey. IP is a great program!!