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Old 11-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #301  
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Echo and Mom22.. thanks... it's been a LONG 10 months, let me tell ya! I appreciate your kind words though and really am trying to stay focused.
I have to share with all what my fiance' did for me.
I came in from Alabama and Friday, when he got off work, he said he wanted me to take a ride with him.. so of course I did.
Probably THE busiest road in Jackson, MS.. he has rented the biggest digital billboard, put our picture up with the caption 'Team Ted.. Soon to Wed'... He proposed in August and our wedding is in January so this was a 'just because', which is way better!
So if any of you are in the Jackson area, head down County Line Rd and check it out.. it'll be up til Wednesday or Thursday.
Team Ted is our nickname.. T for Tiffany and Ed for Eddie... dorky but it's fun
Anyway, I just have felt like a princess all weekend and had to share
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Megs 84 - I wouldn't worry about 1/2 glass of white wine. I recently visited a friend in another town - stuck to IP except for the wine we shared all weekend. Needless to say it was WAY more than a glass!!! Still lost lbs. that week. Clear/dry alcohols have no carbs so you will stay in Ketosis (if you are in it). It just has empty calories and unfortunately the body processes it like fat. So you may slow your loss, but again, not likely with 50 cal in a 1/2 glass of white wine!

loreleim 76 - sorry to hear the food packets are making you ill. I would talk to someone, maybe the pharmacist (elishatamar who posted yesterday)? She may be able to pinpoint the possible culprits.

I turn 50 tomorrow. Been on vacation so I have blown it bigtime!!!! feeling sorry for myself I think. I WILL try to rein it in this week and get back on track after vacation!
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Echo and Mom22.. thanks... it's been a LONG 10 months, let me tell ya! I appreciate your kind words though and really am trying to stay focused.
I have to share with all what my fiance' did for me.
I came in from Alabama and Friday, when he got off work, he said he wanted me to take a ride with him.. so of course I did.
Probably THE busiest road in Jackson, MS.. he has rented the biggest digital billboard, put our picture up with the caption 'Team Ted.. Soon to Wed'... He proposed in August and our wedding is in January so this was a 'just because', which is way better!
So if any of you are in the Jackson area, head down County Line Rd and check it out.. it'll be up til Wednesday or Thursday.
Team Ted is our nickname.. T for Tiffany and Ed for Eddie... dorky but it's fun
Anyway, I just have felt like a princess all weekend and had to share
That's awesome. You will be at your goal weight long before your wedding! Is it hard for you to grasp that you've lost almost half your body weight? You must feel like a new person. Way to go!

I have to say this again..I cannot believe how well this diet is working and how easy it has become. I'm hoping to break through to the 150s by Thanksgiving.
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I have found that I seem to be really sick to my stomache after eating some of the foods, has anyone else found this and any suggestions on alternatives/remidies? We thought it was a stomach flu so I stopped doing it for 3-4 days and as soon as I started again I got neasea again, I react this same way when I have anything with asprateme (lol cant even spell it correctly lol how can you tell i avoid it like the plague!) If I have a drink of Diet pepsi ect I am almost instantly getting sick to my stomach. I know IP doesnt have it in it so Im hoping someone may have a suggestion or two on what might be going on.
Have you noticed this happening with particular foods?
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Echo and Mom22.. thanks... it's been a LONG 10 months, let me tell ya! I appreciate your kind words though and really am trying to stay focused.
I have to share with all what my fiance' did for me.
I came in from Alabama and Friday, when he got off work, he said he wanted me to take a ride with him.. so of course I did.
Probably THE busiest road in Jackson, MS.. he has rented the biggest digital billboard, put our picture up with the caption 'Team Ted.. Soon to Wed'... He proposed in August and our wedding is in January so this was a 'just because', which is way better!
So if any of you are in the Jackson area, head down County Line Rd and check it out.. it'll be up til Wednesday or Thursday.
Team Ted is our nickname.. T for Tiffany and Ed for Eddie... dorky but it's fun
Anyway, I just have felt like a princess all weekend and had to share
So glad you shared that with us. How sweet!
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valkyrie - what a romantic idea! I'm jealous!

with the stir fry, I found some asian WF dressing I'm going to try. Question about bokchoy - how much of it do you use? Do you just cut the end off (like the celery) and chop the rest?
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The rhubarb jello sounds good. I'll have to get fresh because I have never seen a package of frozen rhubarb. Cook it the same way? Do you have to peel it?(I've never made a rhubarb pie, can you tell?).

Anyway, my info says that the IP Jello has some kind of "available" collagen. I guess meaning your body will also use it as collagen. Hmmmm. This may be not true. But I'm choosing to believe them, for now. Anyone ever heard of any other product...maybe supplements, that make this claim? It would be awesome not to have saggy skin when this is over. I'm not as young as I was the last time I lost a lot of weight. Well, rather be thin, not even a close call.

Torchlaker, I found out that I know someone who also lives on Torch Lake. I've heard it is one of the most beautiful places in North America.

someone posted on this site sometime back that they had seen or Oprah (I think) that these skin firming things were gimmicks - I don't know - the other IP product they talk about helping with skin tightening is one of the drinks - I can't remember which one but I know I had tried it and man or man it was gross - others have said they drink it but make it really cold and use a straw so they can't smell it.
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[QUOTE=echobaby;3012668]The rhubarb jello sounds good. I'll have to get fresh because I have never seen a package of frozen rhubarb. Cook it the same way? Do you have to peel it?(I've never made a rhubarb pie, can you tell?).

I bought frozen where you buy frozen fruit - unsweetened of course. Fresh is basically the same - you cut off the leaves, no peeling or anything, wash it, chop it up in about 2" pieces - cook it until it's soft - super easy!
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The rhubarb jello sounds good. I'll have to get fresh because I have never seen a package of frozen rhubarb. Cook it the same way? Do you have to peel it?(I've never made a rhubarb pie, can you tell?).

I bought frozen where you buy frozen fruit - unsweetened of course. Fresh is basically the same - you cut off the leaves, no peeling or anything, wash it, chop it up in about 2" pieces - cook it until it's soft - super easy!
and don't forget the Splenda - you have to sweeten it.

I found a bunch of flavoured Nestea crystal drinks - they are all sweetened with Splenda or Sucralose (same thing) instead of aspartame. they are in singles which is nice.
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I just tried Hanson's new all natural fruit sodas. All they are is sparkiling water, fruit "essence" and Splenda. No additives, etc. They are really delicious. But the thing is....they are expensive. Almost a dollar each. They come in a light blue box with only 4 cans per box if you want to treat yourself. It's funny. I go my whole life not liking sodas, and now since I've been on IP, I'm looking all over for ones with Splenda.
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Have you noticed this happening with particular foods?
after posting this I had a vanilla shake and had the syptoms show up. Once they started to subside I had lunch of a packet of mushroom soup with my veggies and I was perfectly fine. I have looked on the box and there is no sucralose in the soups but 11grams in the bars and 32grams in the shake, so Im going to omit the shakes till weigh in day and trade for something with little to no sucralose and see if this is making the difference. the shakes also have acesulfame k (24 grams) in it so maybe its the combination of the two, so the next time Im at a coffee shop Im going to grab some splenda and experiment to see if I get that reaction from splenda and coffee. That should tell me if its the splenda or the acesulfame k as i dont seem to get this reaction with the bars, they have sucralose in a lower amount and no acesulfame k in them. not sure if this is going to help any but its worth trying out and seeing.
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i too had forgotten that we could have rhubarb...still cant wrap my mind around the fact that rhubarb is a vegetable? is it really? weird.

perrier water should be another alternative to regular water as well. can anyone think of a reason why we cant have that. i have always liked it, and bought a bottle of it the other day. seems like there are more varieties of drinks than first imagined.
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could we cook rhubarb with some sugar free jello - just a small amt to give it some flavor?
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Wonderful, wonderful posts!! I haven't been on the puter all weekend; i was getting SO frustrated when Icouldn't get on. Am actually looking forward to weighin because I think I did everything right this week. I am so excited that I am in the 150's....but hate that nothing fits! I am living in 2 outfits!! i hate to shop, but I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and get some jeans..but I still have 18# to go...seems like a stupid purchase right now.

I can't remember who was having the problems with the constipation...I am now in my 3rd month, and still wrestling with that problem. I do take a "colon cleanse" and 2 Colace every night, but not much moves. I usually have to resort to a laxative on Sunday nights, and i hate doing that...but I also hate those toxins in my body. Doc finally said I could do the Miralax, but the thought of putting it in water makes me gag. I alwlays have problems when I go on a new diet, new medication, etc with my inards.....but I sure wish that would clear up fo rme already.

OK - I did try making the soycrisps into breading...adding some spices. It looks like it will work. I thought they would blend down to nothing (like pork rinds did), but out of 2 bags, I cut about 1-1/2 cups. Pretty expensive breading.

AND I also tried just buying butterscotch pudding and adding soymilk and protein powder to it. It didn't work. It didn't thicken up, and tasted awful. If i ever get time, I think I will go on Netrition.com, since they give the nutrition data for all their products. A note here....sugarfee pudding had 6g. carbs (not including the milk -- which I thought would be about 7g. carbs..and no protein. Our IP puddings have 18 g of protein, and only 2 carbs...Doubt if I can find anything edible with that much protein.

So...I wonder...what actually makes this IP work? Is it that it is lowcarb, high protein? Is it the soy? Is it because it is lowfat, or low calorie. I am just glad it works....but I want to know WHY!
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Also...thinking out loud....(can you hear me??)....my doctor has NEVER mentioned that any of the drinks can help with loose skin. I was the one that posted that Dr.Oz said no drinks would help. I do have loose skin and am a bit bummed about that....but it sure is fun diving into the back of my closet, and finding things i haven't worn in years....OR bought, thinking I would someday be thin enough to wear them....and I am!! If I would just go to the thrift store or consignment store, I could probably find something, but I hate to shop!! (which is why I sew...but I don't even want to make anything new to sew until I lose another 10#...then, watch out!!)
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