Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #136  
maintaining as of 6/1/11!
 
Mrs Diettrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 756

S/C/G: 213.2/143/145

Height: 5'2" - size 2-4!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyiris View Post
Just a quick note to apologize if my signature stretched the pages too much....trying to get help on sizing that thing down. I'm just so excited that I'm able to lose weight after 10 years of "knocking my head against the wall" trying to do so. It was not my intention to be obnoxious with my stats.....

Hope everyone has a great week!

Wendy
Why not just put up a ticker? Then the rest of us can check out the visual! I maintain an excel spreadsheet on my computer to keep an eye on my stats. :-)
Mrs Diettrich is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #137  
maintaining as of 6/1/11!
 
Mrs Diettrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 756

S/C/G: 213.2/143/145

Height: 5'2" - size 2-4!

Default

Soooo, I found a way to make the chai tea even better! I found SF Oregon Chai at my Wal-Mart. It's a liquid chai tea concentrate that comes in a tetra pack (like the boxed chicken stock). The ingredients are water, organic black tea, organic vanlla, organic spices, sucralose (splenda) and citric acid. Per half cup of concentrate (one serving), it has 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 sodium and 1 gm of carbs (no sugar carbs - I suspect the carbs are from the spices or the splenda).

Anyway, using the chai concentrate saves the trouble of brewing tea and then waiting for it to cool off and it is also more strongly flavored than I've been able to get my tea! When I made it last night, I used 4 oz. of concentrate & 8 oz. of water with the vanilla pudding mix. No, it's not decaf because they don't make a decaf SF version (but there is a decaf version), but seeing as it's the only caffeinated beverage that I drink, I'm good with that. Per their website, there is 30-35 mg of caffeine in 4 oz. of concentrate.

Anyway, it's awesome stuff.

Last edited by Mrs Diettrich; 01-16-2011 at 10:11 PM.
Mrs Diettrich is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #138  
Senior Member
 
I'm svelting!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: GTA, ON, Canada
Posts: 966

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs. Diettrich View Post
Soooo, I found a way to make the chai tea even better! I found SF Oregon Chai at my Wal-Mart. It's a liquid chai tea concentrate that comes in a tetra pack (like the boxed chicken stock). ... Anyway, using the chai concentrate saves the trouble of brewing tea and then waiting for it to cool off and it is also more strongly flavored than I've been able to get my tea!
I used to make a couple of pots of strong spice tea and decaf coffee. I kept them in the fridge in 2-liter glass juice pitchers. They were supplies that I HAD to have on hand for the puddings and the cereal, so I did the planning and advance work to keep 'em in stock.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyiris View Post
I'm just so excited that I'm able to lose weight after 10 years of "knocking my head against the wall" trying to do so. .....

Hope everyone has a great week!
Of course you're excited! It's really generous of you to share ALL the detail of your progress! We'll get the data in signature sorted out.

ok ... now I'm going to bed.

Last edited by I'm svelting!; 01-16-2011 at 10:32 PM.
I'm svelting! is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #139  
maintaining as of 6/1/11!
 
Mrs Diettrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 756

S/C/G: 213.2/143/145

Height: 5'2" - size 2-4!

Default

I'll post this in the alternatives thread as well, but has anyone found a vanilla RTD that is pretty darn identical in nutrtion, taste & consistency to the IP one? I had my first IP one yesterday and it's amazing, but my coach says she has trouble ordering it sometiimes. I'd like to find a place to order it from so that even after I'm done on IP, I can still get it. Any suggestions?
Mrs Diettrich is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:36 PM   #140  
Member
 
PepperGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32

Default

Is Crystal Light something that can be added in Phase 3, by chance? I really thought someone said that early on, but cannot find anything written to support that.

Thanks....
PepperGal is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:42 PM   #141  
maintaining as of 6/1/11!
 
Mrs Diettrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 756

S/C/G: 213.2/143/145

Height: 5'2" - size 2-4!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PepperGal View Post
Is Crystal Light something that can be added in Phase 3, by chance? I really thought someone said that early on, but cannot find anything written to support that.

Thanks....
It seems that Crystal Light is on a coach by coach basis. Some people here have been told no CL because of the aspartame. Others (like myself) have been told that CL is okay in moderation. Of course, I'm in phase 1. I would imagine it would be the same for phase 3 though (the same as in up for debate!). Just my thoughts...
Mrs Diettrich is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:49 PM   #142  
Senior Member
 
Medicmom734's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 231

S/C/G: 187/152/145

Height: 5'4"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PepperGal View Post
Is Crystal Light something that can be added in Phase 3, by chance? I really thought someone said that early on, but cannot find anything written to support that.

Thanks....
I buy Crystal Light with Splenda and it is 0/0/0. I have been drinking it the entire time on Phase 1
Medicmom734 is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #143  
1/6/14
 
Douger963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 112

S/C/G: 296/271/225

Default Mongolian Grill

I went to a Mongolian Grill tonight. It's the only place I feel safe going out to right now. If you don't know, a Mongolian Grill has a long walk-through bar, with vegetables, noodles, meat, oils, sauces and spices. You load up a bowl of raw food and give to the cook who cooks it up on a big open grill. They have various sauces you can pour over it, but I've opted for the mixed spice and soy sauce for flavoring. I had a couple of ingredients I'm not sure about, plus I had to do my best eye-balling quantities. My question is about sesame oil and water chestnuts?

about 1/2 cup of spinach
about a 1 cup of brocolli
about 1/4 cup of water chestnuts (?)
about 10 sliced jalepenos
what looked like 4-5 oz of chicken
TBS of sesame oil (?)
Italian herbs
Mixed spice / salt mix
Soy sauce
2 glasses of water

Also I can assume, that any so-called vegetable noodles are not a phase I food. However, I had always wondered about vegetable noodles?
Douger963 is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:58 PM   #144  
Started IP May 25,2010
 
petiteandcute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 354

S/C/G: 175/118/120

Height: 5' 1"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mammers View Post
Happy Sunday All! I am guilty of checking the home scale frequently during the week. However, I only count my official weigh in and don't let the mid week weigh in at home freak me out, my doctors scale and mine are within a lb of eachother. With that being said, I have to say I am having one wacky wonderful week! I have been trying to get to under 200 for a few weeks and had some missteps during the holidays, I put them behind and refocused. Well according to my scale this morning I have blasted right past getting under 200 and am now at 196.6, and don't have my official weigh in until Wednesday AM. That means I am already at 5-6lbs for the week and still have 3 days left. I was so afraid my body would not let me get to below 200, I actually had myself convinced it wouldn't happen. I haven't been under 200 lbs in at least 12 years, probably more like 15. I just had to say it to someone...thanks for listening!
Thanks for sharing! You just told the whole world, or least, that's how I feel when I post good news on this site. Feels great to have people who listen and are interested. It is great to have a place where it is o.k. and expected of you to BRAG. If someone doesn't feel comfortable to say brag, how about reporting good news. Proud for you, Judy
petiteandcute is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:05 PM   #145  
maintaining as of 6/1/11!
 
Mrs Diettrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 756

S/C/G: 213.2/143/145

Height: 5'2" - size 2-4!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Douger963 View Post
I went to a Mongolian Grill tonight. It's the only place I feel safe going out to right now. If you don't know, a Mongolian Grill has a long walk-through bar, with vegetables, noodles, meat, oils, sauces and spices. You load up a bowl of raw food and give to the cook who cooks it up on a big open grill. They have various sauces you can pour over it, but I've opted for the mixed spice and soy sauce for flavoring. I had a couple of ingredients I'm not sure about, plus I had to do my best eye-balling quantities. My question is about sesame oil and water chestnuts?

about 1/2 cup of spinach
about a 1 cup of brocolli
about 1/4 cup of water chestnuts (?)
about 10 sliced jalepenos
what looked like 4-5 oz of chicken
TBS of sesame oil (?)
Italian herbs
Mixed spice / salt mix
Soy sauce
2 glasses of water

Also I can assume, that any so-called vegetable noodles are not a phase I food. However, I had always wondered about vegetable noodles?
I have been told that water chestnuts are a no-no. They're quite high in carbs (in just 4 whole water chestnuts, it's almost 10 gms of carbs). I was way bummed by this because I love them! I wouldn't imagine that the sesame oil would be a big deal - I'd just take it out of my olive oil total. But, that's me. :-)
Mrs Diettrich is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #146  
Junior Member
 
Silado529's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 25

S/C/G: 159.8/137.6/114

Height: 5'2"

Default

It has been 17 days and I have lost about 7 pounds...I am so frustrated. My sister lost 10 pounds her first week.
Is it harder to lose b/c I am short (I am 5'2") and don't have as much to lose?
But I do feel good & my clothing is really getting big...I have no pants to wear.

I was wondering if anyone has a good idea of something to take to a party. I am invited to the end of the soccer season party. I offered to bring a salad...but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas?
Silado529 is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:40 PM   #147  
Started IP 1/3/11
 
Rach can do it's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 198.9/167.3/150

Height: 5'4"

Default New to IP

Hello all,

I am new to Ideal Protein and I am really liking it so far. I have been on the program 12 days and at my first weigh in lost 8.3 lbs and 4 inches. I think it is off to a great start!

I am hoping to find some support as I am on my journey to a healthier me!



Rach can do it is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 11:56 PM   #148  
1/6/14
 
Douger963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 112

S/C/G: 296/271/225

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs Diettrich View Post
I have been told that water chestnuts are a no-no. They're quite high in carbs (in just 4 whole water chestnuts, it's almost 10 gms of carbs). I was way bummed by this because I love them! I wouldn't imagine that the sesame oil would be a big deal - I'd just take it out of my olive oil total. But, that's me. :-)
Damn...they look so harmless. Well, I guess there was a reason I sensed something might be wrong.

One of the things I try to do is add color to my vegetables. Not a lot of vegetables to do that. I was a bit surprised there is such a difference between red, orange and green bell peppers.
Douger963 is offline  
Old 01-17-2011, 12:11 AM   #149  
Started IP May 25,2010
 
petiteandcute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 354

S/C/G: 175/118/120

Height: 5' 1"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joliebug82 View Post
Don't let me scare you off! I've found that a lot of foods make me feel that tingle in the back of my throat. It could have been my reflux acting up or something else. My coach really likes them!

Went out to dinner tonight on "date night" with my son (age 6, our little ritual once a month). We went to one of my favorite places, a very upscale restaurant, and I was a bit nervous, but he loves and requested it. I am SO proud! Woodfired redfish on a cedar plank, broccolini, and NO creme brle with homemade vanilla bean ice cream! My son still had his favorites and normally we share, but after I ordered, he said, "Wow, mommy. You sure are working hard on this diet. I'm so proud of you. Next year you'll even be able to ride the roller coasters with me, right?" He was so excited and so proud, that he broke my heart. I may or may not have cried a little in a fancy-schmancy restaurant. You can bet your steadily shrinking backsides that this year, I'll be riding EVERY ride with him. Even that stupid giant yellow slide with the ultra narrow stairs.

Jolie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joliebug82 View Post
Oh, and the best part. Just now tucked him in (an hour late!) and asked what was the best part of his night. He hugged me so tight, and said, "Spending it with you mom. All of it was my favorite because we were together. And now that you're working to get healthy so you can live longer, that means we'll get to spend longer together loving each other from Earth, not Heaven." Children really hit the nail on the head sometimes.
Priceless moment! You have a very precious son. The relationship you two have is great. Proud for you, Judy
petiteandcute is offline  
Old 01-17-2011, 12:11 AM   #150  
Jess
 
tbf410's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 113

S/C/G: 282.4/228.1/165

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rox824 View Post
After hitting a plateau for WEEKS, my scale is finally moving again. But the real victory is that I just bought size 8 pants (down from size 18). I teach HS and the kids had been bugging me to get smaller pants. Comments almost every day about my saggy behind prompted me to go shopping. Imagine the thrill of skipping size 10 and going straight to an 8! So, even if the pounds weren't dropping, the body shape was. YAY!!
When did you go shopping? I would have joined you!
tbf410 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.