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Old 10-13-2009, 11:45 AM   #376  
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OK -- I must have done something wrong. I tried freezing the readymade vanilla drink yesterday....kept stirring it every 30 minutes...after 2 hours, it still wasn't frozen. I tried pouring WF chocolate syrup on it (tastes better than the old sugarfree Hersheys I used to use)...and I just ended up with glop that went in the garbage. What did I do wrong??

Have to agree about the WF products. I struggle thru them. Still trying to figure out a way to save the Sundried Tomato one...nasty by itself. I do love the pancake syrup (use it on top of my oatmeal....about 1/2 T...makes it look pretty). I doctor up the BBQ sauce with WF catsup, some worchestershire sauce and soy sauce, some garlic powder and a tad of Splenda....but it isn't bad by itself. My version kinda tastes like my homemade BBQsauce. I thought the chocolate syrup was pretty good. Disappointed in the Onion dip...might have to doctor that up as well.

For me, even IP products have a chemical taste...so I usually doctor those up, too (well, NOT the bars or the Chocolate soy puffs). Garlic helps cut the taste...Sugarfree syrups, extracts or a tad of Splenda help the puddings and shakes. I did find out I like sea salt (never was a big salt fan)...so that helps.

Well, on to my weigh in.....
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #377  
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Hi, I am new to the Forum. I have my first IP appt on Thursday. Have a friend who kept urging me to do this. She loves it. We both travel for our jobs and she feels it is very easy to do on the road.

I'm 53, single, live in Austin Tx. Am looking to lose about 50lbs. Gained most of it about 10 years ago going through a nasty divorce. However, have always been up and down. Have done just about everything out there.

Am curious about people who have gone on to maintenance and if they have maintained their loss.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #378  
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Had my 3rd week weigh-in today. Lost another 3.4 lbs. I even got rid of two pair of pants last week! Really appreciate the recipe and inspirational posts on this forum...it helps alot!
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torchlaker, the icecream did not work for me either when i tried it with the premix drink....it is thinner than the packet drinks....
it worked really well with the packet chocolate drink - froze in about an hour. i also tried it with the butterscotch pudding...really froze!! had to wait about another hour to eat it. so my suggestion would be to use the packet drinks...and it is a nice alternative, eating it frozen. i think i will pick up the chocolate sauce that everyone seems to like....

weigh in today! - not very excited....
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Hey..I am new here. I have been on the Ideal Protein diet now for a little over 6 weeks and have lost 26lbs...I am starting to fight "wanting" other foods, and finding variations on veggies is tough..I'm kinda sick of broccoli and Cauliflower.

Great to see other on this diet too!
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:41 PM   #381  
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Hi!!! I am on the ideal protein diet. My step-mom did it a year and a half ago and lost 40 pds. and has kept it all off! I've been on it for almost a week and I have to say I'm having trouble with finding enough "veggies" to eat. I am sick of eating the same things over and over. I actually look forward to having the IP breakfast, lunches and snacks! It adds variety into my day. Can you share some of your recipes with me? My step mom did the diet by eating lettuce, broccoli, and cucumbers with some cauliflower in between. I can't do that! I'll get bored and I'll cheat! Please send me some strength!!!
I am having the same problem...but an even sadder story - I have been on the diet for about 3 days and am already sick of cauliflower, green bell peppers and mushrooms. I am okay with lettuce, but can't find dressings... Oh my...
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OK -- I must have done something wrong. I tried freezing the readymade vanilla drink yesterday....kept stirring it every 30 minutes...after 2 hours, it still wasn't frozen. I tried pouring WF chocolate syrup on it (tastes better than the old sugarfree Hersheys I used to use)...and I just ended up with glop that went in the garbage. What did I do wrong??

Have to agree about the WF products. I struggle thru them. Still trying to figure out a way to save the Sundried Tomato one...nasty by itself. I do love the pancake syrup (use it on top of my oatmeal....about 1/2 T...makes it look pretty). I doctor up the BBQ sauce with WF catsup, some worchestershire sauce and soy sauce, some garlic powder and a tad of Splenda....but it isn't bad by itself. My version kinda tastes like my homemade BBQsauce. I thought the chocolate syrup was pretty good. Disappointed in the Onion dip...might have to doctor that up as well.

For me, even IP products have a chemical taste...so I usually doctor those up, too (well, NOT the bars or the Chocolate soy puffs). Garlic helps cut the taste...Sugarfree syrups, extracts or a tad of Splenda help the puddings and shakes. I did find out I like sea salt (never was a big salt fan)...so that helps.

Well, on to my weigh in.....
Thanks for the tips on the products. I will have to try experimenting which is hard for me because I really am not a recipe cooker. I'll keep looking for your posts for updates.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:20 PM   #383  
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Woohoo - I weighed in today and lost another 3#!! (gotta figure out how to change my ticker). So in 5 weeks, I have lost 18#...which I am excited about! Another 2#, and I will be lower than I have been in nearly 20 years!! Now I am trying to cut down on the restricted and beef up my exercise and water!!

Texan123 - I asked the nurse today if anyone was on maintenance yet. She really could be on it, but her daughter is still losing, so she is kinda doing Phase I and Phase II. So - no, I don't know anyone on maintenance....would sure be interested myself. Already tho, I am thinking how I will eat in the "real world" when I go to maintenance....Sugarfree puddings with extracts (if I don't get sick of puddings before then)....Maybe cereal bars instead of bars....Just thinking outloud.

Hummingbird1918...I am sick of broccoli and cauliflower too....actually, I am sick of salads AND veggies...but seeing the scale move has really been helpful. Today I bought eggplant...never made it before...gonna try to grill it on my Foreman.

SandraB - oh yay...it didn't work for you, either huh? I did try putting the puddings in the freezer, and yeah...it does change the texture. Today, I tried putting the Divinci Peanut Butter syrup in the puddings and might drizzle a bit of chocolate syrup on it! Tasted pretty good off the spoon....I will have it for dessert later. How did the weighin go???

Welcome to everyone that is new!! Wonder how many people we have on our forum now? Someday, I will have to go back and count. SOMEDAY, I would like to put all the good ideas and recipes into a folder (bought a 3-ring binder today)...wonder when I will ever have time??

MontanaMom - I am afraid to get rid of all my loose pants! (just thinking of past diets). PLUS -- today was fun because everyone was telling me how BIG my clothes are on me....mmmm....maybe I will just stay in my big clothes and keep hearing that! Nawwww....just kidding.
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Let's see if I figured out this ticker thingy-mabobber.....
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Whew...if you all want some inspiration...go to GOAL under the Community Forum....there are some big weight losses there....Just think, soon we will ALL be there.
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Hi everyone, I haven't been on for awhile. Glad to see everyone is doing well and all the new people too! well my diet is on hold, IM PREGNANT!! which is kinda what losing weight was all about. all my drs said "lose weight and it will happen, blah, blah, blah. well i did lose weight and it did work, but i did have some help from a fertility specialist. so now the worst part is everyone has noticed the weight that i have lost, (20lbs from Ideal protein and 55lbs i lost prior to that completely on my own) and now i am going to put most of the new weight back on. everyone will ask me at work what i am doing to lose weight. now they will be thinking what happened? oh well guess they will figure it out soon enough when i have a baby bump! only my boss and close coworkers know, but the rest will know soon enough. I work in a hospital and most days the gossiping is worst then watching General Hospital. I'm almost 8wks so i hope i have few more to go before i start to show. well enough about me just wanted to share with friends. i am basically trying to follow the maintenance so that i don't just pack on unnecessary pounds. Keep up the good work everyone. to all the new dieters, it does get easier and you will be so proud of yourself for what you have accomplished and it won't be too long before everyone will want to know your secret!
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Hello to everyone and welcome newbies. I have my weigh in tomorrow morning. I don't think I did so good this week, I'm guessing 1-2 lbs.

When I was at Wal-mart the other day, they had those plastic popsicle molds. I bought one and when I got home I poured the chocolate pre-made drink into it (one pre-made drink made 4 popsicles). It froze really well and made a pretty good fudge pop. It was a little bland and icy though. I'm thinking of trying it with the chocolate pudding I think it will be more like a chocolate pudding pop.
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Nikel78 - congrats on the baby! Remember you are eating for two now. With your experience under your belt I bet you only gain the recommended 25 or so pounds. And you will take that off in no time! Best wishes!
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Does anyone have experience with snacking on meat/chicken/fish just to tide you over when your stomach growls but its not meal time yet?? I grabbed one little chicken strip from the hospital cafeteria today mid afternoon. The first couple of weeks I had NO hunger but now I find my stomach telling me it needs more. I have hashimoto's hypothyroidism so I wonder if that is part of it. I used to eat every 3-4 hours.
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Good Evening everyone!!!
My name is May from New York. I am really excited thatI found a forum on Ideal protein!!!!!! I just started last week with the program but to be honest I am a bit dissappointed! After reading some of the blogs ive noticed that people have attended seminars and have been given lists of vegetables etc.. I didnt get any of that. I am going to my primary care doctor and they have a nutrionist there and I saw the products and asked to start the program but i didnt really get much further direction. It would be great if anyone could help! I would love to maximize my weight loss since I have so much to lose!!! Thanks in advance for your help and congrats to everyone losing weight! Keep up the great work!!!!!
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