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ukandewit 11-03-2009 11:35 AM

I finally got to add a signature - I'm so excited! Yay!

saraj1022 11-03-2009 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torchlaker (Post 2998196)
Saraj - I tried your "chicken packets" tonight....very good. Chicken was moist and tender. What was I supposed to do with the soysauce/oil stuff? I tried marinating the chicken in it, and then I poured it into the foil packets.

ChubbyTwin - I am 62!! I think we are the oldest ones here.....who said they couldn't teach an "old dog new tricks"?. The first few weeks I was scared to go out to eat or go to social events....but I am getting better.

Bigenough... I DO scout the menus before I go (as mentioned). I just figure on a salad with chicken. I do carry the WF packets with me in my purse, but most restaurants have a lowfat dressing. I am going out more and more now....

Josh...you can be a superstar! Document your loss with us, too.....Is the film crew documenting your weight loss....or your whole life? I am very proud of you to be tackling this...(and we do allow "males").

Weigh in is first thing in the a.m. I did go to my purse party. Took my water (instead of cider). OMG - they had pumpkin rolls! I finally took 1/4 of a slice..took 2 bites, and threw the rest away. It wasn't really THAT good. Hopefully, 2 bites won't throw me out of ketosis!!

I am glad to know that our posts/forum have inspired many of our newbies. When I started IP 9/9/09...I could find very little about IP. I ran across a post here by Alwe74...a few others were on too (Valkyrie...our star!!). I cannot believe how our forum has grown and how many members we have. I learn something new from all of you every single day!!

I guess you can marinate...I didnt, because it kind of sucks it up anyway. I just tossed a little bit of this and that in there and closed it up

saraj1022 11-03-2009 01:35 PM

I just couldn't wait lol...Had to see it like this
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dogchef 11-03-2009 02:16 PM

Quick Update
 
I dont ever have much time to post, but wanted to give you all an update... It has been 3 months on Ideal Protein and I have lost a total of 54 pounds! I feel so great! Keep up the good work everyone!

magenta 11-03-2009 03:00 PM

Hello Everyone, I ordered Ideal Protein on Friday and it shipped Monday so I will start the day after it arrives - whichever day that is. I don't know if I would have made this decision if it were not for finding your posts last week. I have read everything you all have written. I am very excited about losing the weight I regained after doing the hcg protocol. This will be so easy compared to that. Anyway, belonging to a happy, successful group helps one to stay focused, don't you think?

echobaby 11-03-2009 04:02 PM

testing new signature

echobaby 11-03-2009 04:05 PM

testing

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echobaby 11-03-2009 04:07 PM

Hey IP 3FC Vets,

do we have to copy and paste the tracker signature everytime we post? That has been the only way I can post my tracker thus far.

MontanaMom 11-03-2009 04:29 PM

I just tried this:
crushed ice, 3 oz water, Pineapple/Banana packet...crush in blender. Just like a frozen tropical drink..well, almost anyway.

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echobaby 11-03-2009 04:42 PM

Montana Mom,
How long have you been doing IP?

beachgirl67 11-03-2009 05:16 PM

ukandwit please tell me how to post my weight tracker??? I have been trying but cant get it to work. I started the program Aug. 28, 2009 and lost 41lbs so far. I am still in shock how easy it is.

Sandrab 11-03-2009 08:05 PM

hi everyone,

well i am back after my cheat weekend!! although i did not lose any weight i did not gain any either. i had to weigh the pros and cons about going off the diet for the weekend for my neices social. reality won, as i know i will still have to learn to maintain my wieght once i am in that stage. my lifestyle will always call for the occasional "weekend", trip etc and i will learn to incorporate that into my life. so i am at least happy i did not gain any weight, and i really enjoyed my weekend.

also i am lucky enough to have been invited to another IP info seminar this month and will have an opportunity to ask all the questions i never got to ask the first time round. our local coach is inviting all the existing IP "dieters" and giving opportunity for us to invite guests if we know people who are interested. so that will be great to get more information, it seems the more people i talk to, the more questions i have.

so good luck this week everyone, and although this is the first week i cannot report any progress, i hope to share some next week!

torchlaker 11-03-2009 08:28 PM

Echobaby and BeachGirl: Copy the url that shows under your new weight loss, and go back to "edit signature." Paste the copied URL into the empty box below and then hit Save Signature. Yeah...I have to change it weekly...don't know another way. You first have to go into "Edit signature" -- highlight the url, and delete it...then start all over again. (If anyone knows an easier way..please share).

I also want to remind you all that going to fitday.com is FREE. You can post your weight there..your loss there.....it even shows you a graph (so nice when it goes down altho I wish it were faster). You can journal there also.

Speaking of weight tracker...I finally got to put up a new number today. I lost 3-1/2# last week....biggest loss since the first week. The only time I plateaued so far (on since 9/9/09) was the weekend I cheated...and like Sandrab...I was just happy I didn't gain.

So NOW I am officially past the lowest weight I have been in 17 years! I started lowcarb a month before I decided to go on IP....and tried eliminating things I KNEW I would have to eliminate on IP to see if I could do it (orange juice, diet soda, grains, etc.). On IP - I have lost 24# since 9/9! BUT...here is the great news....I have been on Cloud 9 since 9:30am when they called to give me the results of my bloodwork last week. I DROPPED 40 points off my cholestrol! I wanted to lose weight to see if I could get off some of my meds...to see if my fibromalygia got better....to see if I was healthier! I guess I am! Altho the BMI has gone down slowly...I am at 26.9...down from 31! At 25, you are considered "normal" and NOT overweight. That is my next big goal (also to get into the 150's!!!).

I felt so guilty at first about spending money on this diet. So many people asked why I "couldn't do it myself." I don't know why.....I certainly haven't felt myself since my hubby died 12/31/07...I felt frozen. I had NO willpower...and no motivation. Lose weight for who? NOW...I am realizing that IP came at the right time, right place for me......I will never be the same as I was...but now there is a "new normal". (BTW, those same people -- like my son -- who wanted to know WHY I was spending so much money are now my biggest cheerleaders!!)

Very few of us will have losses like we did the first week! My nurse says that the average that she sees is 3-3.5# weekly. I am averaging about 3#...don't worry about plateaus...it will average out, I am sure. Be proud of yourself that you are making this big commitment. We all need to be healthier for 2010! (OK - I am done "preaching to the choir" now....lol!!)

torchlaker 11-03-2009 08:37 PM

Josh...I am so excited for you. You are young....and sound full of life!! Let us know how you do...and how the "filming" goes!!! Girls...I think we have a potential STAR in our group!

Coolbreeze...you will do fine! Do they measure "inches lost" where you go? Sometimes when there is a small weight loss, I would try to take solace in the fact that my BMI went down...or I lost an inch off my hips!! The scale is only a small part of it.....

I agree with Kira....when it doubt, or if you have to go off IP for a reason, try to keep it as lowcarb as you can. That is what i try to do when I eat out...I don't let them bring the bread, fries, etc. Yesterday at the purse party, I took a slice of pumpkin roll...took one bite, and when no one was looking, threw it out. If I am dining out with someone, I will ask for a "bite" of their bread, or a "bite" of their dessert (obviously, I know the people I am dining with....this probably doesn't work well on a business lunch!!). My son is coming to Michigan Thursday...I bought him some small treats but I put them in his room and closed the door! (again...obviously - I have to play mind games with myself -- lol!!)

MontanaMom 11-03-2009 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by echobaby (Post 2999214)
Montana Mom,
How long have you been doing IP?

I started on Sept. 21...so about 6 weeks now.

spatime 11-03-2009 09:38 PM

You guys are all SO great! I saw a couple of you say you were the oldest...Out of curiousity, let's post our ages.....that is also encouraging because weight loss gets harder with age, and this program doesn't discriminate.!

I am 55.

nicnyd 11-03-2009 10:01 PM

I am 34. Not the first time I am tring to loose a lot of weight, but definatly the easiest its been so far, as of this morning 4 days 9.2# down.

Josh your first few days of loss will be unreal, a bit of a struggle, but push through. The 2 guys I know who started 5 days ago found day 3 and 4 the hardest for being hungry but have just had extra meat at dinner, and or their snack packet between lunch and dinner I believe. Both have found it alot easier since then. They both have had amazing loses as of this morning one is 16# and the other 19# in 4 days!! Guys loose way faster than women in general. I know you can do this, it is very simple and tasty, you just have to have the willpower to not cheat at all! When you get extra hungry eat you lettuce, or drink water or tea to fill the void. Good Luck Buddy!

ukandewit 11-03-2009 10:13 PM

I'm 27. torchlaker, you said it all!

Optichick1 11-03-2009 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spatime (Post 2999605)
You guys are all SO great! I saw a couple of you say you were the oldest...Out of curiousity, let's post our ages.....that is also encouraging because weight loss gets harder with age, and this program doesn't discriminate.!

I am 55.

Hi.....I'm 57 and started IP on Oct. 25. My first weigh in was yesterday. I lost 4 lbs. Thought I had lost more...didn't cheat one single bit and ate or drank everything I was supposed to. I'm only 5', so I guess 4 is pretty good for the first week. I'm so glad I found this forum. My "coach" is really nice, but not too helpful or informative. So I'm looking forward to all the hints I will find on here.

magenta 11-03-2009 10:51 PM

I am 62 and only 5' as well.

joshb 11-03-2009 11:20 PM

Hey everyone!
I JUST did my first day.
The beginning of the day started out pretty easy, we had the crispy cereal, it was decent enough.
Lunch we had the Balognese with broccoli and lettuce which I was pleasently suprised tasted really good.
After lunch was when I actually started feeling a tiny headache in the back of my head, and becoming somewhat tired.
Dinner was 5 oz. baked chicken and cauliflower,broccoli mix. with lettuce.
Then I used my sea salt on all of those things as well.
Then the snack was chocolate pudding.

It is SO hard going to film school AND doing this diet, I told everyone in my group that im on this and that there are certain times that I NEED to eat or im gonna like just explode and be cranky lol.
The first day wasnt THAT bad, I mean I do feel slightly sicky but im gonna try my hardest to push through.


Let me just tell you a tiny bit about this documentary.


Basically all my life ive been overweight, eating fast food alot and things like that. I have ALWAYS inspired to be an actor, but I was always told by my parents that its going to be hard to get roles that can really reach your potential if you are overweight, so I decided if I couldnt be infront of the camera I would be behind the camera! So thats what my goal was.
However, each of us must make a 15 minute documentary which will be submitted to the film festival and possibly sent around the country and even internationally. So my friend, who loves my personality, decided to do hers on me and my weightloss. We were told by the Acting teacher who is on the diet now to go and talk to the ideal weightloss people in town. So we talked to the counselor and she was very enthusiastic and very excited for the project.

I currently live with my parents who are 30 miles away from my school and ive been driving, so in order to effectively do this diet and documentary I am moving to the film makers house, I am NOT allowed to see any of my parents or my friends for 4 months. Im on this diet and im required to blog about it everyday and to do video diaries on a hd camera that she has. Ive given up soo much for this I NEED to lose weight NOW, so thats where I am at now.

Right after day 1, not feeling so well but its unnaceptable to quit now. I am in it for the long run.

joshb 11-03-2009 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicnyd (Post 2999643)
I am 34. Not the first time I am tring to loose a lot of weight, but definatly the easiest its been so far, as of this morning 4 days 9.2# down.

Josh your first few days of loss will be unreal, a bit of a struggle, but push through. The 2 guys I know who started 5 days ago found day 3 and 4 the hardest for being hungry but have just had extra meat at dinner, and or their snack packet between lunch and dinner I believe. Both have found it alot easier since then. They both have had amazing loses as of this morning one is 16# and the other 19# in 4 days!! Guys loose way faster than women in general. I know you can do this, it is very simple and tasty, you just have to have the willpower to not cheat at all! When you get extra hungry eat you lettuce, or drink water or tea to fill the void. Good Luck Buddy!


What your saying definately helps me, Im really keeping in my mind that the pain and struggle is gonnna all pay off on atleast day 5, its whats helping me go. I feel like a complainer already complaining on DAY 1 but its a huge change for me emotionally and physically.

torchlaker 11-04-2009 12:43 AM

Josh....will we be able to follow your blog anywhere? I struggled with days 3-5...had headaches, felt lightheaded, fatigue. I wondered what the &^%$ was I putting myself thru....but I had done Atkins before, and remember the same type of symptoms. Your body will be going into ketosis and it will be a hard adjustment. I think our bodies WANT to be healthy and fit, so it has to throw out the toxins, bad junk, etc. Drink water for the headaches. Sometimes I used a heating pad on my neck, or an ice pack (my headaches are in my neck and shoulders and Ihave had them for years). Once you go to your first weighin....you will be amazed....and the discomfort will be worth it. Some people don't struggle at all....just go with it.

ottawa 11-04-2009 07:21 AM

Josh

I was really sick days 2 and 3 ,so sick I had to come home from work, headache, tired, sick to my stomach etc. I was advised to try a little lemon juice in my water and to have a bath in sea salt , which I did. It got better by the end of day 3 and since then I have been fine. Hopefully it will not be that hard for you but if it is keep at it becasue it is worth it in the end.

Sandrab 11-04-2009 07:24 AM

i am 43.

i think it is going to be both inspiring and interesting to following josh's progress / story. sound like both a very enthusiastic and mature young man. it will be nice to see this program through a "young" persons perspective. LADIES>> i am not implying we are all old chicks...but noone has stated yet they were 18!! not that i have seen anyways. good luck on your journey josh, you will need support when separated from your family during the next 4 months. does this include christmas as well??

joshb 11-04-2009 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandrab (Post 2999992)
i am 43.

i think it is going to be both inspiring and interesting to following josh's progress / story. sound like both a very enthusiastic and mature young man. it will be nice to see this program through a "young" persons perspective. LADIES>> i am not implying we are all old chicks...but noone has stated yet they were 18!! not that i have seen anyways. good luck on your journey josh, you will need support when separated from your family during the next 4 months. does this include christmas as well??




Yes =( it includes both thanksgiving and christmas which is going to be SUPER hard.

chjsmom 11-04-2009 09:43 AM

Hi,
I'm a newbie and will have my IP appt tomorrow and will start Friday, 11/6/09. I'm so excited and have read all the post. You all are such an inspiration. I've been married for 16 years and have three children 14, 10, and 8. I have about 60 lbs to lose.

Kay

chjsmom 11-04-2009 09:55 AM

Josh,

Where can we follow your blog?

coolbreeze 11-04-2009 09:56 AM

I am 35 year old. A 3.2 lb loss this morning, so not the plateau I was expecting! In the last two days I slammed water and upped my exercise. The scale shows it was fat loss which was my concern with drinking so much water. Carry on! :-)

chjsmom 11-04-2009 09:58 AM

I am 41.

vallygirl 11-04-2009 10:01 AM

Hi I'm new to this posting thing so I'm really sure how it works but I want everyone to know how excited I am about ideal protein! for the first time I am actually losing weight and fell good while doing it. I could really use some new ideas for the veggies though. I have lost almost twenty pounds in four weeks and even made it through Canadian thanks Giving! I am 47 and have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I had to have a knee replacement at 46 and realized that my weight was agravating my problems and slowing my healing. Since starting this program all of the swelling has gone out of my knee for the first time in over a year and I finally feel like I can do this!

coolbreeze 11-04-2009 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vallygirl (Post 3000156)
I have lost almost twenty pounds in four weeks and even made it through Canadian thanks Giving!

Awesome job! That is a really terrific loss!

grabec 11-04-2009 10:06 AM

Gosh, I am just so depressed over putting on almost 10 pounds in the last few weeks. Have no handle on this AGAIN. Am trying to get back on this web site and learn, learn, learn. In the evenings I am so messed up and just eat, eat, eat. Glad to be back here. I was on this website a lot when I lost the weight before.

torchlaker 11-04-2009 10:14 AM

I probably have said my age a hundred times...but I am 62!! (but starting to feel younger by the day....I was an "old" 62 for the past 2 years). It is VERY encouraging to see women in their 40's, 50's and 60's on here. It certainly does get harder as we get older...but I am so impressed with IP...because age really doesn't seem to matter.

Ottawa -- I never heard that about the lemon juice or sea salt bath...wish I had known. I just suffered! Personal note here -- the 2 days after the weekend I cheated were awful (was yours, Sandrab??). Almost like going thru it all over again. A VERY good reason for me not to cheat!!

Josh...this is going to be exciting for all of us. Was highschool hard for you? Kids can be so cruel. I had the opposite problem in HS...I was TOO skinny! (hard to believe that now!). I was 5'7" -- and 93 lbs. I was called a human zipper (ya know..if I stuck my tongue out I looked like a zipper)...and many other things! I will be alone for Thanksgiving, too. I was alone last year, too....but I "planned" my day out before. I made some cool food...got a movie I wanted to see....made a pair of pajamas...I ended up actually looking forward to the day. I plan to do the same this year.....

So...I have been sitting here staring at my chart from the doctor...and still can't believe it. They gave me a chart of my measurements, BMI, etc. No wonder my clothes don't fit. I lost 5" in my hips, 4" in my waist and my percentage of fat went from 42% to 37.8%. I think I am gonna frame it.

I start my day with this forum...and I end my day with this forum. It helps to keep me on track.

Welcome newbies! Can I ask a question of you all? How did you find out about IP? General search on the internet? Friends that were on it? Cruising the 3 fat chicks website? (I am generally nosey....I only knew about IP because my doctor decided to distribute it...otherwise, I have NO idea how I would have found out about it!

BumpyMcPickles 11-04-2009 10:17 AM

Had my consult and rec'd my IP Products this morning - Starting on Monday the 9th... the goal 100 pounds (29yrs old)

torchlaker 11-04-2009 10:24 AM

CoolBreeze....all that agonizing over nothing, huh? Look how close you are to goal!!

Vallygirl: There are some recipes in the recipe file for veggies. Pretty much, I either put WaldenFarms honey dijon dressing over mine (adding in some more mustard tho)....or I make a quick dressing to put over them....olive oil, lemon juice, garlic - whatever.

My suggestion for any newbies would be to try to go back thru old posts. A lot of us asked the same questions and you will learn a lot.

Grabec - you are back and didn't throw in the towel. Night time is the hardest for me, too. Some of my "mind tricks" are going thru old posts to re-energize myself....search the net for veggie recipes....I also bead and will try to do something with my hands (sew, bead, manicure). If my brain gets too bad, I get up and try to do something totally different than what I was doing -- clean (yuk) - paint - empty out my mailbox...do bills (again, yuk). Sometimes I just go to bed!!

chjsmom 11-04-2009 10:54 AM

torchlaker- I found out about IP from my husband's co-worker. How long have you been doing IP?

Optichick1 11-04-2009 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torchlaker (Post 3000176)
I probably have said my age a hundred times...but I am 62!! (but starting to feel younger by the day....I was an "old" 62 for the past 2 years). It is VERY encouraging to see women in their 40's, 50's and 60's on here. It certainly does get harder as we get older...but I am so impressed with IP...because age really doesn't seem to matter.

Ottawa -- I never heard that about the lemon juice or sea salt bath...wish I had known. I just suffered! Personal note here -- the 2 days after the weekend I cheated were awful (was yours, Sandrab??). Almost like going thru it all over again. A VERY good reason for me not to cheat!!

Josh...this is going to be exciting for all of us. Was highschool hard for you? Kids can be so cruel. I had the opposite problem in HS...I was TOO skinny! (hard to believe that now!). I was 5'7" -- and 93 lbs. I was called a human zipper (ya know..if I stuck my tongue out I looked like a zipper)...and many other things! I will be alone for Thanksgiving, too. I was alone last year, too....but I "planned" my day out before. I made some cool food...got a movie I wanted to see....made a pair of pajamas...I ended up actually looking forward to the day. I plan to do the same this year.....

So...I have been sitting here staring at my chart from the doctor...and still can't believe it. They gave me a chart of my measurements, BMI, etc. No wonder my clothes don't fit. I lost 5" in my hips, 4" in my waist and my percentage of fat went from 42% to 37.8%. I think I am gonna frame it.

I start my day with this forum...and I end my day with this forum. It helps to keep me on track.

Welcome newbies! Can I ask a question of you all? How did you find out about IP? General search on the internet? Friends that were on it? Cruising the 3 fat chicks website? (I am generally nosey....I only knew about IP because my doctor decided to distribute it...otherwise, I have NO idea how I would have found out about it!

Wow! You are really doing great! I'm one of the newbies...I'm in the middle of my 2nd week. I found out about IP from a customer of mine who had lost 90lbs. It took me over a month to make the decision to start. I'm 5' and my starting weight was 212. I've always struggled slightly with weight, but it wasn't until I started menopause, that it skyrocketed.
I had a few issues the 2nd day and a couple other days, but my body is responding pretty well...I guess, if 4 lbs is a good loss for the first week.
I've read some of the posts about cheating...I have a big weekend coming up and I'm not worried about the food as much as having some drinks. Has anyone cheated with alcohol? I have a mini reunion with some old friends and we always bring wine and share...what do you think?

chjsmom 11-04-2009 11:07 AM

Everyone needs to put the date that they started IP as their user title so we will know when you started the diet. Just fun to know!

Go to User CP at top and edit profile.

magenta 11-04-2009 12:00 PM

Torchlaker: Thanks for the welcome! I received an e-newsletter from the place online where we buy a lot of our vitamins. One of the company owners had lost weight on IP and had become a coach. I just knew this would be the fastest, healthiest way I could lose my extra pounds. I can hardly wait to get started!


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