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Old 09-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #76  
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Well it says your HDL is low, which is the good cholesterol... sounds like you need more fish oil, omega 3, avocado or something like it.
The only advice from the dr's office was take fish oil 2 times a day (of course I told her that I already take 4), and exercise (which I really don't do). Thank you Elizabeth for the post!

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HDL goes down on this diet, but comes back after you finish. That is what the IP Doc/nutritionist told me, and indeed, that's exactly what happened. Within 2 months after I completed the program, all the other cholesterol levels stayed down (even without meds), and my HDL level was back up.
That's good news! Thanks, Novak.

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I sent you one by PM and I'll try to remember to post the names and titles later. If I forget, NAG me!
I didn't get the PM, but thanks for the info!

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Hi Kelsey,

I've been told when on higher protein diets your kidneys and liver can be affected (temporarily) causing the BUN/CREATININE levels to rise.

Did your doctor address the higher levels in regards to your kidneys? And give you her thoughts? or concerns? Regardless, when you met with the endocrinologist talk with him/her about the higher levels (bring your lab report with you). Endocrinologists aren't just thyroid specialists.



Nope, but I am trying to get an appointment with the Endocrinologists. They have faxed my dr's office asking for information, lab results etc., so maybe something good will happen soon. Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:05 PM   #77  
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I read yesterday's late posts this morning. Now I know exactly why I have failed to lose any weight this past week. A little cheat here and there and pretty soon I was having many little cheats. Today is a new day and back on IP 100%! Only myself to blame. I CAN DO THIS!
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Hey, Hawkeyemom! Fellow Iowan here!

Good luck with NO CHEATING this week!!!! You can do it!!!
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Yes, you can! I'm in Marion, IA, whereabouts are you?
Hello to all of my fellow Iowans! Can't believe how many of us here are from Iowa.... it's crazy! Marion, I live in the CR area. I bet we have the same coach! How cool! Good luck to all of you!

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!!NSV!!!

This weekend I hit up the "extra 50%" off sale at Dillards. Well, I'm the proud owner of 2 bikinis. Yeah, you read that correctly, bikinis. My first bikinis ever in fact. I bought them early for my honeymoon in December. I've got one hanging on my refrigerator and one in my bathroom above the scale. Just a little motivation. The great thing about it is, I'm actually happy with the way I look in them. I know I've still got a little bit to lose before goal, but I'm so ecstatic with my progress! I <3 IP!
Awesome! That's a huge NSV in my book!

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HDL goes down on this diet, but comes back after you finish. That is what the IP Doc/nutritionist told me, and indeed, that's exactly what happened. Within 2 months after I completed the program, all the other cholesterol levels stayed down (even without meds), and my HDL level was back up.
Yep, my HDL also went down and I was told that was normal and it would come back up.


Update on me...... Some of you may have seen my post that I had emergency surgery last week to remove my gall bladder. I had some stones that blocked my bile duct so my liver enzymes went crazy and I was severely jaundice. After having an ERCP done to remove the stones and removal of my gall bladder I'm a lot less yellow now and feeling so much better. So, with having surgery unexpectedly I was off plan. Today is my first day back on plan 100%. I'm actually kind of surprised that I made relatively good food choices while I was off plan. I could have gotten back on plan a bit sooner, but I made the choice to extend my time off a few days. I'm feeling pretty good and can't wait to get back into ketosis. I'm hoping to see a good number at my weigh in on Friday. I'm off work all this week, so I'm glad I'll have some time to check in here and read more than I have been. Overall, all is good here! So many newbies lately..... Big Welcome to everyone!
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #78  
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Just "smoosh" -- a highly technical term -- the two links together. Don't put a space or hit enter between the two links. It'll look something like:
url="blahblahblah.yadayada.com"moreblahblahblah[/url ][url=" and more argybargy technobabble [url]
Don't put a "return" (old-school) or "enter" between the red square brackets.
well you explained it well.. but this is what I got!! yuck!
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #79  
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HAHAHA yup that was me the first 4 months...yuk! But also the HCG does it...which is why they advertise it as a diet tool....but considering the nauseating side effects I prefer IP LOL
I actually was sick my entire pregnancies. in fact, that's usually how I discover that I'm pregnant. First one I only gained 10 pounds, the second one I gained about 5 pounds. My last one I weight 205 when I got pregnant and the day after I gave birth to an 8'14" baby, I weighed 195. People that had been seeing me every week at church thought we had adopted when we showed up with a baby. I've also lost babies on 4 occasions with the last one being twins in 2003 but despite all the difficulties and heartache, I wouldn't trade a moment of those pregnancies. ---I know, I'm a hopeless mom!
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Hello to all of my fellow Iowans! Can't believe how many of us here are from Iowa.... it's crazy! Marion, I live in the CR area. I bet we have the same coach! How cool! Good luck to all of you!
Kerry? She said she had someone else that was looking at the message boards. Glad to hear you are doing better and back on plan.
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Ok!!!! Week 1 in the books......drumroll please............unofficially 7 lbs!!!!!! WoooHoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTG Wyoangel. You had a terrific first week….keep it rolling!

Soon 2 B MrsT Not ONE but TWO bikinis!! The extra 50% off seals the deal!! You will look 2 Fab on your honeymoon!

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SO I had my 1st weigh in Friday. Down 4lbs, 1 pt on the BMI, my viseral fat went down 1 point (though it was already a very healthy 9), lost 1/2 inch on my waist and 2" (yes TWO) from each thigh!! Whoa! and that was after only 5 days!

And then you wrote:.

I did find a "diet beer" for those who love it. My coach mentioned it to me and told me that as long as I eat clean foods the next day, I'm ok.
Your first week was great! Any reduction in the BMI is a “good thing!” I can’t believe that your coach was talking to you about beer. I’m thinking if you do that-those sweet weight loss weeks might become few and far between.

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Yesterday, CUSU said: "I have believed since before I started this adventure that the temporary limits get me to an unlimited future."
I love that concept, and am going to post it in several places around the house, I'll do better next time!

Crystal
Crystal-I’m glad that you like the quote. I had to “get my mind right” before I started this journey. I am glad you are posting it in places where you will see it. Great idea!

I had my WI today. I was down 2 lbs. This is good, but the great news is I have moved from OBESE…to merely OVERWEIGHT. Yes, that’s how exciting my life is-hehehe! I hope to be at my goal weight by Halloween, it’s 14.5lbs more. My coach says next week I’ll begin <gulp> Phase 2.

As a side note-nope it’s not about sex or the sex drive, although I believe men would “drive” anywhere for sex! My hair just started falling out by the handful. There was a mention of this in earlier chats. I have been taking great vitamins and other Hair, Skin, Nails formula with biotin. It was rather a shock. I told my coach about this. She smiled really big and told me that it was a great thing!! She said when you burn “brown fat” it can cause your hair to fall out. I guess this brown fat is belly fat. Anyway, she told me not to freak out or worry. The hair follicle is not damaged or harmed in any way. She said that my hair will regrow and be better than ever! I’ll try to get more details on this next week. Every measurement except my arms went down this week!

Out, out brown fat!!

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For someone who never had hunger pangs, the first days have been trying. I'm hungry most of the time. Is this typical? When do they dissipate?
Try eating an extra packet and extra lettuce the first few days --- I was really hungry at first also and drank a lot of water!!

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It's a Yahoo Avatar. Sign into Yahoo and create one with all the goodies they have to create your look and scene. I'm going to Italy in March for work...hence Italy. You can printscreen and save it in a photo program. I used Photoshop. You know...the same program I used to use to make myself 20 lbs skinnier with before posting my pics to fb
Thanks for the idea Spoyldrotn (like your screen name, too) - I already had a Yahoo avatar and just saved it in my pictures, don't have photoshop. Can't believe our avatars are wearing the same shirt. he he...I think I will go change clothes
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Thumbs up Day Four

Ok, so I have completed day four. Today was my first day back to work since starting the IP program. I wasn't quite as hungry as I have been, but I still find myself needing a snack around 3:00pm. Would eating some lettuce with dressing be OK? I am hoping to be in ketosis by tomorrow and this hunger feeling will pass.

I am so encouraged by the success that many you have had on the program. I just hoping I will also have the same success. I have been on just about every diet out there with little success and hope this is the one.
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Candace- I bought it, opened it, tried it on celery and then threw it out.. tastes nothing like PB..
You need to be doing packet and alternative food reviews. Personal, opinionated and succinct!
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well you explained it well.. but this is what I got!! yuck!:
Go into your signature in User CP and remove the space between the b and the a. See letters in red above.

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Are you a computer know-it-all geek by nature? Or do you get paid in your real life job for being so technologically awesome? The simple, straight forward way you answer computer related questions is appreciated! Plus using words like, "smoosh" and "technobabble" put the electronically ignorant like me right at ease.
I've spent hours and hours reading websites and user manuals to reach a level of fluency that allows me to use those terms in casual conversation. No, not paid for tech skills. I've been begging the IT guys to give me admin privileges for 5 months unsuccessfully. They don't trust me, should you?

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I had my WI today. I was down 2 lbs. This is good, but the great news is I have moved from OBESE…to merely OVERWEIGHT. Yes, that’s how exciting my life is-hehehe! I hope to be at my goal weight by Halloween, it’s 14.5lbs more. My coach says next week I’ll begin <gulp> Phase 2.

As a side note-nope it’s not about sex or the sex drive, although I believe men would “drive” anywhere for sex! My hair just started falling out by the handful. There was a mention of this in earlier chats. I have been taking great vitamins and other Hair, Skin, Nails formula with biotin. It was rather a shock. I told my coach about this. She smiled really big and told me that it was a great thing!! She said when you burn “brown fat” it can cause your hair to fall out. I guess this brown fat is belly fat. Anyway, she told me not to freak out or worry. The hair follicle is not damaged or harmed in any way. She said that my hair will regrow and be better than ever! I’ll try to get more details on this next week. Every measurement except my arms went down this week!

Out, out brown fat!!
for your BMI transition! Pick up your flowers!
And, um, I guess are in order for your hair loss. Love your IP take on Lady Macbeth!
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For someone who never had hunger pangs, the first days have been trying. I'm hungry most of the time. Is this typical? When do they dissipate?
If you're hungry, check to see that you're getting all the food you're allowed -- all 5 oz of meat or 7 oz of fish, 4 cups of veggies, and unlimited lettuce. I find that if I skimp on something today, I'll be hungry tomorrow and sometimes even the day after.

If you're having all the food and are still hungry, have another packet. You can have up to 5 per day in the first week; I had an average of about 4 the first 3 weeks. The hunger does dissipate.
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Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day! I am okay today.. no weight loss on the home scale in 3 days however, I know, that I am not doing anything wrong (no cheats) so the weight/ inches WILL come off in time!

I go for my weigh in tomorrow.. I might buy the WF peanut butter.. anyone tried it? If so, how does it compare to "normal" peanut butter..??

Talk soon all,

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I love PB and missed it so much but even my obsessive cravings were not enough to get me to choke down the WF "PB" Yikes! Nasty! Nothing like peanut butter.
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On a side note, I couldn't figure out from the FAQs how to put a quote in boxes the way everyone else does, so apologies for that. If someone can direct me to the instructions, I'll do better next time!

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Each message has a box on the bottom right that says QUOTE. Click on it and that person's message will be quoted in your post. Right beside the QUOTE box is the icon for multi quotes. Use this one if you want to quote more than one person's message in your post. Hope that helps!
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I cannot find this anywhere, I searched...can I have ANY beans in chili, besides the green or wax variety? Like light red kidne?
Beans are forbidden on IP. That said, canned, black soybeans have 1 net carb in 1/2 cup.



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... I might buy the WF peanut butter.. anyone tried it? If so, how does it compare to "normal" peanut butter..??

Talk soon all,

Candace
If you buy it without expecting it to taste like peanut butter, it's OK. I used it as a dip with my celery and liked it. But it definitely doesn't taste like peanut butter.
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My sex drive hasn't increased that much, BUT.... DH's has!!!
I hear ya, same here. But no complaints so far, it's doing wonders for my self esteem.
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Thank you so much for the warning on the PB!! I am pretty picky to start with, so I think Ill avoid that one for sure!

Congrats to all of you with success stories today!~ Soon to be --- wow 2 bikinis! I don't know if Ill ever get back into one of them after 3 c-sections, but you never know, do you?

Wyoangel-- great first week~ Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!

Talk soon!

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Wrapping up day 8 and I feel like I got hit with the sledgehammer. I actually called out sick from work...my head was POUNDING, I was sweating all day and soooo dizzy. I feel better when I'm moving around, but right now I'm dizzy as all get out.

I know there was mention of this before...someone please tell me that this will pass (and swiftly). I don't want to bail on this, but I cannot afford to miss anymore work as I am in an executive position. I cant drive too well this dizzy, and my commute is an hour each way.

Have not strayed from the requirements once (except that diet beer thing). Have been taking all vits and drinking lots of water (about a gallon).

I know I'm in ketosis...I can taste it (blech!) and anytime I have to pee, it is A LOT. And the headaches...even though I am dilligent about salt (I love it).

Please advise!!! I cannot go on feeling like I have the flu!
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