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Old 09-13-2013, 11:01 AM   #16
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Well it has been 6 wonderful weeks on IP. I have more energy and am just loving the way I feel. . That being said I am really trying to be very positive as for the last 6 days I have lost not a single thing . I have actually gone up 1 pound. I have not cheated and the only thing I can see that is really different is I have started to exercise....I am walking 7 km. could this be it? Maybe too much to start and should I cleanse? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated . Have a great day everyone
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Lots to do today, getting ready for a week in Phoenix to visit family. Lots of fun things planned. Forecast shows low 100's while we are there. It will be nice to be able to wear shorts and cute outfits and not feel like a blob.

Hope everyone has a great day!
I am always so HOT when I am in Phx with the inlaws. I am hoping being thinner will help next time- of course there is always a big temp difference between AZ and Minot ND no matter what time of year.

Enjoy your cute new outfits and feeling comfy in shorts!
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Well it has been 6 wonderful weeks on IP. I have more energy and am just loving the way I feel. . That being said I am really trying to be very positive as for the last 6 days I have lost not a single thing . I have actually gone up 1 pound. I have not cheated and the only thing I can see that is really different is I have started to exercise....I am walking 7 km. could this be it? Maybe too much to start and should I cleanse? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated . Have a great day everyone
For me extra exercise really slowed my losses, I had to stick to just short walks with my dogs and mowing the lawn, anything more just really slowed the scale. Others folks have been fine with working out and some add a packet to compensate.

Six weeks is also that time frame where many have a slow week so that could be part of it too. Last I heard back when I slowed down in week five and asked if I should utilize the IP cleanse product my coach said they were reformulating so it wasn't available. It has been a while now maybe they have it again, if you have a coach you should check.
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Thank you CrystalWolf I was planning on calling her today. I guess I will slow it down.....I am just feeling so good. . Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a great day
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Thank you CrystalWolf I was planning on calling her today. I guess I will slow it down.....I am just feeling so good. . Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a great day
Maybe just cut back a little on the walks and see what happens, sometimes you just have to see what works for you. The scale will start moving again!
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Can someone please tell me if this would work as an alternative chocolate protein drink? I bought this at Walmosrt
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Calories - 130
Calories from fat - 40
Total fat 4.5 grams
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Sodium - 150 mg
Potassium - 190mg
Total Carbs - 6grams
Dietary fiber - 2grams
Sugar under 1
Protein 20grams

I hope so I am having a difficult time finding something.. I thought walmart has EAS products but they didn't at least where I went..
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YAY!!! A diet buddy hot dog!!!

I am going to make kale chips today and I am actually hungry right now and it is 10:20 so I need to crack open a head of lettuce LOL. If I can make it through the weekend I can tackle this and blind side it LOL
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I am going to make kale chips today and I am actually hungry right now and it is 10:20 so I need to crack open a head of lettuce LOL. If I can make it through the weekend I can tackle this and blind side it LOL
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one question abt WF dressings can we use them anytime we eat some lettuce or are they use sparingly?
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I am not sure myself SarahBell but I think like anything moderation is the key
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I am always so HOT when I am in Phx with the inlaws. I am hoping being thinner will help next time- of course there is always a big temp difference between AZ and Minot ND no matter what time of year.

Enjoy your cute new outfits and feeling comfy in shorts!
You're in Minot!? I'm in Bismarck! That is so awesome!
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packing up for our trip to the beach tomorrow thru Monday. I've made a bag with my IP packets, snacks and vitamins. Tomorrow before we leave I'll throw my veggies and water in the cooler. I know we'll be able to stop at a grocery before we get there for anything I forget but I'm nervous. I want to be prepared to stay on plan and keep thinking I'm over thinking it!

I feel like Charlie Brown kicking the football !
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packing up for our trip to the beach tomorrow thru Monday. I've made a bag with my IP packets, snacks and vitamins. Tomorrow before we leave I'll throw my veggies and water in the cooler. I know we'll be able to stop at a grocery before we get there for anything I forget but I'm nervous. I want to be prepared to stay on plan and keep thinking I'm over thinking it!

I feel like Charlie Brown kicking the football !
It gets easier but you really can't overplan the first trip. I made sure I had extra packets, veggies, water so I was prepared for the unexpected.
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It gets easier but you really can't overplan the first trip. I made sure I had extra packets, veggies, water so I was prepared for the unexpected.
Now, take a deep breath. You're doing great!
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Being able to wear the shorts and cute outfits sounds more fun than the vacation itself! Can't wait to get to that point! Though, not sure if I'll EVER look good in shorts again. 60yr old legs (with many years of abuse) may not be salvageable LOL. But just cute outfits, in a SMALL size, will be so fun!!
These 50-year-old legs not looking so "cute" either. I'll withhold judgement until I get the okay from my PT to ramp up exercise. We'll see what more firming/toning/bike riding/spinning classes can do.

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Lisa - As usual, your comments are wise and spot on! For the 3 1/2 weeks I have been on IP, your postings have given me hope.

Today, you made one comment that I am going to work through many times to remind myself how I am going to succeed on this program.

"I always focused on what I could have, rather than what I was missing (still do). "

Thank you for your wisdom. I will repeat this as my mantra as I going walking today, and many times after that!
I wish I could take credit. As with almost everything, I'm repeating what I've learned from others who came before me and "paying it forward". I'm glad it is as helpful to others as it has been to me!

I just remember what I'm gaining & not what I'm missing. It might be a taste of something here & there but to live as a (almost) normal weight person instead of someone morbidly obese is life altering & no food is worth the exchange.

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Well it has been 6 wonderful weeks on IP. I have more energy and am just loving the way I feel. . That being said I am really trying to be very positive as for the last 6 days I have lost not a single thing . I have actually gone up 1 pound. I have not cheated and the only thing I can see that is really different is I have started to exercise....I am walking 7 km. could this be it? Maybe too much to start and should I cleanse? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated . Have a great day everyone
You have already gotten great advice. I'd like to add a bit.
Exercise is great and makes us feel good and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH IT once we are acclimated to ketosis (which you are after 6 weeks). However, exercise causes muscle growth & the way it happens is by small tears/healing in the muscle & the muscles inflame (hold water). Then, eventually, we just have more muscle, which weighs more than fat.

So, go ahead and exercise but QUIT MICROMONITORING THE SCALE. If you're gonna exercise, your losses will be slower on the scale but the measuring tape will be your friend. You really start seeing changes with exercise in 4-6 weeks so no fast results like IP. You just need to decide what you want more: fast scale results or weight loss with toning. You can't have them both at once.

Also, if you didn't have a scale slowdown yet, most coaches expect one "around" week 5. Some come earlier, some later. That could be a week with a fraction of a loss or even a slight gain.

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one question abt WF dressings can we use them anytime we eat some lettuce or are they use sparingly?
Back about 6 months ago, there was a group of folks who sortve decided no more than 4-6 servings of these types of items/day (WF, Mio). Your mileage may vary so pay close attention. For some folks, Mio slowed down losses. My recommendation would be sparingly.

I've learned a spritz of lemon or a spritz of garlic olive oil with some salt & pepper makes a nice flavor on my lettuce. But I've never been one to coat my salads with a ton of dressing anyway. Some people like em drenched. Then it is really about learning to eat differently.
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