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showgirlaz 05-04-2011 05:33 AM

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showgirlaz 05-04-2011 05:56 AM

Good Morning everyone! WELL, I DID IT!! :)

Yesterday evening marked 3 perfect phase 1 days in a row! WHEW!! SO, hopefully by tomorrow, I will be seeing ketosis in action. (It always takes me 5 days. I hold a TON of glucose or glycogen or somethin'!) I am truly hoping for an amazing Monday weigh in.

What I did notice, early this morning that got me up... A HEADACHE! UGGH... I hate when I get that first headache. And, my lips are feeling parched.

I had plenty of water, it is just how my body starts into ketosis.

So, I am up at 2am having another glass of water, and I pray a bit of relief.

I also hope getting through today will be the last little push to be on a nice phase 1 ride. :)

I don't have any plans for anything off protocol. I do have a birthday, farewell party, and some vacations planned (Virginia, Alsaska, and Seattle) during the next 4 or 5 months. I don't see a reason that I can't do that and stay on plan. I did it while on phase 1 the first time round and in most cases I will be in a home with kitchen access... very easy!

I am hoping to average 3 pounds a week for about 5 or 5.5 months. Hopefully, that will be what it takes but, I am in this til I am done whether it is 1 pounds a week or 3!

Thank you for everyone who has been so supportive and for all the wonderful welcome backs. I am very happy to be a part of this group and look forward to reaching the end of this road with you all!

Louisiana chick 05-04-2011 06:43 AM

I started a week ago and am anxious for my weigh in this afternoon. The program has been easier than I expected. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good weight loss this afternoon. Hope everyone has a great IP day.

juiceman11 05-04-2011 06:57 AM

Good morning everyone. I am up earlier than usual today and already at work since my 16 month old decided to get us all up very early. Hope everyone has a great day and a positive day!

I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

My other friend is a 24 yr old male that is 6'7" and started at 341. After one week and a day he is down 18 lbs. He loves it and is embracing the change. I hope he continues to have great success.

As you know I have stopped all protocol and just going about life. I do watch what I eat, still consume the 120+ oz of water a day. I have a normal lunch with good choices and an IP dinner still. I usually have a bar for breakfast. So really the only thing I have changed is that my lunch is whatever. I would like to share that I have gained about 10-11 lbs, but I do not contribute any of this to fat. I have not consumed enough extra calories to produce fat. It is purely fluid and glycogen / glucose stores being replenished in my body.

I am not concerned about this in the least. I plan to do this for at least another week and see how my body reacts to this new life style. I will most likely jump back on plan after next week to get to my final goal of 200 lbs. I find my workouts much easier now that I have more fuel to burn. I still want my goal of seeing abs and a more chiseled body to happen, but needed to see what would happen with real life eating. I love this program and love the results we see.

Here is to all of us finding that place where we are happy with ourselves and continue towards healthier and smaller us.

LOSINGFORGOOD2010 05-04-2011 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by showgirlaz (Post 3835282)
Good Morning everyone! WELL, I DID IT!! :)

Yesterday evening marked 3 perfect phase 1 days in a row! WHEW!! SO, hopefully by tomorrow, I will be seeing ketosis in action. (It always takes me 5 days. I hold a TON of glucose or glycogen or somethin'!) I am truly hoping for an amazing Monday weigh in.

What I did notice, early this morning that got me up... A HEADACHE! UGGH... I hate when I get that first headache. And, my lips are feeling parched.

I had plenty of water, it is just how my body starts into ketosis.

So, I am up at 2am having another glass of water, and I pray a bit of relief.

I also hope getting through today will be the last little push to be on a nice phase 1 ride. :)

I don't have any plans for anything off protocol. I do have a birthday, farewell party, and some vacations planned (Virginia, Alsaska, and Seattle) during the next 4 or 5 months. I don't see a reason that I can't do that and stay on plan. I did it while on phase 1 the first time round and in most cases I will be in a home with kitchen access... very easy!

I am hoping to average 3 pounds a week for about 5 or 5.5 months. Hopefully, that will be what it takes but, I am in this til I am done whether it is 1 pounds a week or 3!

Thank you for everyone who has been so supportive and for all the wonderful welcome backs. I am very happy to be a part of this group and look forward to reaching the end of this road with you all!


Welcome back! We all missed you! Sorry for your loss :( . I am up and down between 163 (my lowest) and 167...I have been STUCK in the 60's since DECEMBER.... I have to really buckle down, and get it done. I would be happy to reach 150 as my first mini goal.... all the cute summer clothes are coming out now :) and I am SO HAPPY that this is the first summer in about 10 years that I am enjoying shopping for... this plan is amazing. Hope to see you around more showgirl! :)

M0vingon 05-04-2011 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juiceman11 (Post 3835314)
I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

Hey Juice. Kudos to you for sharing your knowledge and success with others! As with anything, I guess people really have to want to embrace change and if they choose not to- not much you can do about it. Seeing the success of others is always helpful. I'm sure every trainer has experienced the frustration you're feeling. Sometimes, just giving them the best information you can and then letting them walk their own path is the only option.

Today was WI 3 for me and I'm down another 3.4 lbs. Officially out of the 220s and I hereby swear that I will never see them again! :D I also lost about 2" overall- which I already knew as my "dog walking" jacket (which I wear multiple times daily) has been getting looser almost on a daily basis.

I hope everyone has a successful day!

darbs7 05-04-2011 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by showgirlaz (Post 3835282)
Good Morning everyone! WELL, I DID IT!! :)

Yesterday evening marked 3 perfect phase 1 days in a row! WHEW!! SO, hopefully by tomorrow, I will be seeing ketosis in action. (It always takes me 5 days. I hold a TON of glucose or glycogen or somethin'!) I am truly hoping for an amazing Monday weigh in.

What I did notice, early this morning that got me up... A HEADACHE! UGGH... I hate when I get that first headache. And, my lips are feeling parched.

I had plenty of water, it is just how my body starts into ketosis.

So, I am up at 2am having another glass of water, and I pray a bit of relief.

I also hope getting through today will be the last little push to be on a nice phase 1 ride. :)

I don't have any plans for anything off protocol. I do have a birthday, farewell party, and some vacations planned (Virginia, Alsaska, and Seattle) during the next 4 or 5 months. I don't see a reason that I can't do that and stay on plan. I did it while on phase 1 the first time round and in most cases I will be in a home with kitchen access... very easy!

I am hoping to average 3 pounds a week for about 5 or 5.5 months. Hopefully, that will be what it takes but, I am in this til I am done whether it is 1 pounds a week or 3!

Thank you for everyone who has been so supportive and for all the wonderful welcome backs. I am very happy to be a part of this group and look forward to reaching the end of this road with you all!

You know what to do and will get it done. I get into ketosis in about 3-5 days, but I don't start losing for another 4-5 after that (after a planned cheat). I am so done with that until goal. Again, I remember your words...go to goal and get it done. That is why I just kept going and didn't stop when I had planned (end of February)...at that point I was only a few pounds from my original goal, but I wanted a much lower number after seeing how great this diet works. I am so glad I didn't stop all together and thankful that I continued to lose through all my planned events. Thank you for recommending everyone to go as low as they possibly want without stopping. I hope to be at the 156 by the end of the month and I will keep going to give myself a little cushion until mid-June.



Quote:

Originally Posted by LOSINGFORGOOD2010 (Post 3835350)
Welcome back! We all missed you! Sorry for your loss :( . I am up and down between 163 (my lowest) and 167...I have been STUCK in the 60's since DECEMBER.... I have to really buckle down, and get it done. I would be happy to reach 150 as my first mini goal.... all the cute summer clothes are coming out now :) and I am SO HAPPY that this is the first summer in about 10 years that I am enjoying shopping for... this plan is amazing. Hope to see you around more showgirl! :)

You have done so well and have learned so much about making lifelong changes....congrats. Let's make a committment to be on plan 100% for the next 10 pounds...we will both feel so much better! I too am very excited about buying summer clothes. We should meet in the middle for a shopping spree...if you drive 5 hours east and I drive 5 hours west?

So I walked out this morning with my new size 8 trousers and size medium button up shirt and my hubby said you look very sophisticated, but your clothes are hanging on you! WHAT....NO WAY....this can't be me:devil:

After 20 years of hating the way I look, NO WAY:dizzy:

angelbeliever 05-04-2011 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darbs7 (Post 3835374)
You know what to do and will get it done. I get into ketosis in about 3-5 days, but I don't start losing for another 4-5 after that (after a planned cheat). I am so done with that until goal. Again, I remember your words...go to goal and get it done. That is why I just kept going and didn't stop when I had planned (end of February)...at that point I was only a few pounds from my original goal, but I wanted a much lower number after seeing how great this diet works. I am so glad I didn't stop all together and thankful that I continued to lose through all my planned events. Thank you for recommending everyone to go as low as they possibly want without stopping. I hope to be at the 156 by the end of the month and I will keep going to give myself a little cushion until mid-Ju


You have done so well and have learned so much about making lifelong changes....congrats. Let's make a committment to be on plan 100% for the next 10 pounds...we will both feel so much better! I too am very excited about buying summer clothes. We should meet in the middle for a shopping spree...if you drive 5 hours east and I drive 5 hours west?

So I walked out this morning with my new size 8 trousers and size medium button up shirt and my hubby said you look very sophisticated, but your clothes are hanging on you! WHAT....NO WAY....this can't be me:devil:

After 20 years of hating the way I look, NO WAY:dizzy:

Good for you~ You are MY inspiration~ Wow, size 8 that is my goal. I hear them in the attic screaming my name~~~ When we look good, we feel good. You are kicking~

Susie_Bee 05-04-2011 08:48 AM

Good morning and happy Wednesday everyone!

As most of you know, I mixed things up with regards to my meals a little yesterday. I was hoping to get rid of the 3-4 p.m. hunger. Around 3 p.m., I still got hungry. Not as hungry as usual though. So, I had my hard boiled eggs (1 whole egg + 1 egg white) and some celery and it was enough to hold me over until supper (which was delayed because traffic was so bad that it took forever to get home last night). I had my chocolate RTD for evening snack (I love that so much!).

So, I am going to stick to that plan again today. Maybe it will just take time for my body to adjust and the 3-4 p.m. hunger will go away.

Today's plan is:

B~ Lemon bar (restricted), white tea with orange
L~ Tomato basil soup and salad with homemade salad dressing (EVOO and ACV)
S~ Hard boiled eggs (I also have a vanilla RTD drink box if needed)
D~ Whatever my husband defrosts (or trout if he forgets to defrost) and veggies
S~ RTD chocolate drink box (if no RTD taken earlier)

My weight loss seems to be slowing down. I hope it speeds up a little before the weekend. I need a few really good weeks to keep motivated and to start plannning on phase II (and more importantly, I really want to add another "cool dancing dude" to my signature!).

Have a great 100% OP day everyone!

:dust:

darbs7 05-04-2011 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LOSINGFORGOOD2010 (Post 3835350)
Welcome back! We all missed you! Sorry for your loss :( . I am up and down between 163 (my lowest) and 167...I have been STUCK in the 60's since DECEMBER.... I have to really buckle down, and get it done. I would be happy to reach 150 as my first mini goal.... all the cute summer clothes are coming out now :) and I am SO HAPPY that this is the first summer in about 10 years that I am enjoying shopping for... this plan is amazing. Hope to see you around more showgirl! :)

I just saw on mapquest that we are only 5 hours from each other. YOu drive 2.5 south....I drive 2.5 north and we meet in the middle...only problem....it is smack dab in the middle of Nowhere Upstate NY Adirondack mountains.

Maybe Utica or Syracuse or the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY? Or Geneva, NY for wine country? It is a 4.5 hour drive for you and a 3.5 hour drive for me. I love wine country out there....really fun....and yummy

woolberger 05-04-2011 09:26 AM

Good Morning Everyone.

Carla...So glad to have you back. Your advice is always right on target. I'm sure you will accomplish everything you aim for. I'm sorry for your loss. Your Grandma was so lucky to have you.

Brandy...Thanks for the kind words! I really enjoy "seeing" everyone. Where did your pic go?

Hi Ronda:wave: How are you doing?

Hang in there people! This is so worth it! Have a great day and as Judogirl says: "Try something new!"

Lynn

2RIDEROLLERCOAST 05-04-2011 09:34 AM

Hump day, at last...
 
Good morning everyone, I hope everyone is doing great. It is nice to see all of the experienced people back to give advice and tell us how they are doing. All your update pictures are so great. Can't wait.

I get excited every day about the new me and am happy that Couts71 found the Ideal Protein and was brave enough to start it so we have a live example among us. I value everyones advice and encouragement each and every day, even though I have been here for 12 weeks it seems like yesterday. I love trying new things and Cheeky thanks for helping with the celery root, I am going to have to try it. Haven't been able to find it in my vegatable market yet but will try "regular" stores. The days are getting longer so my dogs and I spend a lot of our evenings outside so I usually sneak peeks at this wonderful forum throughout the day at work.

Things I am looking forward to this year are being Healthier, happier and want to try new things. A co-worker who is off on leave talked to me yesterday and he said I sound happier. I have found that I don't let things bother me like I use to. Maybe I am more comfortable with myself now. I love my job and that really helps.

GailMarie - I also started the year off with deciding enough was enough and to do something about my weight. I am so glad for IP.
Lace&Levis - your wrap looks so yummy I am going to have to try that.
Adrean - Congrats on your decision I am happy that you are getting close to your goal. Happy moving by the way.

Have a great day Everyone.:hug:

sp8275 05-04-2011 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juiceman11 (Post 3835314)
I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

Have you tried sending them to this forum? I know when I first stumble upon this place I was floored at the results that I saw. Watching all of you wonderful people out there loose the weight motivated me to keep going. Good luck!

So I had a rough weekend and noticed that I gained a pound yesterday when I stepped on the scale. I had a perfect day yesterday and stepped on the scale this morning and noticed that I lost 5 lbs. 5 lbs. between yesterday morning and this morning. I stepped on it again to double check and it still said the same number. I just entered my TOM so I'm wondering if I retain a lot of water for the few days before hand. I don't know, but I'll take it! I'm also really enjoying using the alternative products that I bought and am hoping to stop going to the clinic in the next couple of weeks.

I hope everyone has a fantastic hump day!!

momoffive 05-04-2011 10:08 AM

Weigh In #13 yesterday, lost 2.2 lbs, and maybe an inch and a half total..

juiceman.. i have a little 16 month old too! (who kept me up all night).. which is why i'm telling myself is the reason i'm heavier this morning than yesterday... even after going on a field trip esterday with my 3rd grader to pizza hut and not cheating with the buffet. Just had a salad. WHO DOES THAT? the new me I guess..

Just checking in I guess, going back to bed and then going to weigh again! I swear my sleep patterns really have an affect on my scales in the morning. Have a great day everyone!~!!

traeh1314 05-04-2011 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juiceman11 (Post 3835314)
Good morning everyone. I am up earlier than usual today and already at work since my 16 month old decided to get us all up very early. Hope everyone has a great day and a positive day!

I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

My other friend is a 24 yr old male that is 6'7" and started at 341. After one week and a day he is down 18 lbs. He loves it and is embracing the change. I hope he continues to have great success.

As you know I have stopped all protocol and just going about life. I do watch what I eat, still consume the 120+ oz of water a day. I have a normal lunch with good choices and an IP dinner still. I usually have a bar for breakfast. So really the only thing I have changed is that my lunch is whatever. I would like to share that I have gained about 10-11 lbs, but I do not contribute any of this to fat. I have not consumed enough extra calories to produce fat. It is purely fluid and glycogen / glucose stores being replenished in my body.

I am not concerned about this in the least. I plan to do this for at least another week and see how my body reacts to this new life style. I will most likely jump back on plan after next week to get to my final goal of 200 lbs. I find my workouts much easier now that I have more fuel to burn. I still want my goal of seeing abs and a more chiseled body to happen, but needed to see what would happen with real life eating. I love this program and love the results we see.

Here is to all of us finding that place where we are happy with ourselves and continue towards healthier and smaller us.

Don't feel too bad about the two friends that quit. This program is hard especially the first couple of days. They obviously have not hit rock bottom and are not fed up enough. Remember my friend wrote a large check one day and quit the next day. I was on my own and I am pretty sure she has lost none on her own! They will see the guy continue to succeed and probably wish they had stuck with it!

MInewgoal 05-04-2011 10:13 AM

Well..I'm happy to report that I don't look 4 months pregnant due to bloat today! So it was only a one day thing :D

ShowgirlAZ welcome back to the world of ketosis! You perserverance is amazing! You were one of the ppl that I read every post you have in the stickies up top, before I decided to follow this plan.Thank you for all that you've contributed so far, and can't wait to see what you contribute from now on too ;)

Juiceman- I'm sorry that the ladies at your office couldn't make it through. It's really, imo, a decision that needs to be made in the persons heart, not just an "OH, look what he did I want to emulate", but more of an "I can not live like this any more and SOMETHING has got to change!" I don't have any words to give them, because the first week wasn't that difficult for me. I did get headaches, but other then that...Everything just seemed to fall into place. My protein powder arrived that I had ordered online the day I couldn't force myself to gag down another EAS rtd- and I LOVE the flavors I bought. My protein bars arrived on the day I really just needed a little something extra, and it satisfied my evening snack requirements perfectly.

Starting day 9 today. 7 was really the hardest so far, and that includes the day I went to a graduation party and they had the most delicious looking cupcakes (thank god for the veggie tray!). For some reason I wanted to eat and eat and eat, but managed to refrain. During the day I take care of 3 children, well 4 on Monday (day 7) + my 4. I was constantly making someone something to eat...so needless to say, that didn't help matters much.

Wearing a belt today to hold my pants up and I'm happy!
Have a good day today all!

sugadiva 05-04-2011 10:17 AM

Thank you for Showgirlaz for your post yesterday and for letting us know you'd experienced something similar.

This program is amazing and although I did cheat on the program during my vacation, I am back on the plan and staying here.

Very good point that people have different ways of encouraging and that I will choose what is helpful for me and put aside what is not. I have a sensitive heart, especially when it comes to my weight and my ability to stick to a program, so this hit a nerve for me, but I truly appreciate your comments.
Congrats on starting the program again, I am convinced you will have the same great success you've had in the past!

ltaylor716 05-04-2011 10:18 AM

Good morning! Today is the official start of month #2! I was down 18 lbs the first month, hoping for something close to that the 2nd month! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! I plan on enjoying the sunshine after all the flooding rains we have had this past week!

juiceman11 05-04-2011 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momoffive (Post 3835525)
Weigh In #13 yesterday, lost 2.2 lbs, and maybe an inch and a half total..

juiceman.. i have a little 16 month old too! (who kept me up all night).. which is why i'm telling myself is the reason i'm heavier this morning than yesterday... even after going on a field trip esterday with my 3rd grader to pizza hut and not cheating with the buffet. Just had a salad. WHO DOES THAT? the new me I guess..

Just checking in I guess, going back to bed and then going to weigh again! I swear my sleep patterns really have an affect on my scales in the morning. Have a great day everyone!~!!

I have a 6 month old, boy, 18 month old, girl and a 5 yr old girl. Whoops, always get hers wrong...LOL. 18 mo old is our early riser all the time. Usually if I go in and hold her, she will fall asleep and I can lay her back down. Today my magic did not work. Our 6 mo old boy is now the worlds worst sleeper. Wakes 5-6 times a night. Won't take a bottle yet, get furious when we try. He is about to kill my wife. I get up to help, but there is not much I can do. The 5 yr old sleeps through everything! I used to snack when the kids got up in the middle of the night. Now I just grab my water bottle.

traeh1314 05-04-2011 10:26 AM

I am down a pound this morning after my Sunday cheat and being up two. I wont be doing that again. May 27th is my party and planned cheat. But I found out yesterday that my husband's 20th class reunion is September 16th. Yikes! I guess that will be a new goal. I would like to be close to done by then but it is definitely a motivator since at his 10 year I was 9 months pregnant and HUGE. I plan on being the hottest wife there!

Pxlkitty4 05-04-2011 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MInewgoal (Post 3835535)
Juiceman- I'm sorry that the ladies at your office couldn't make it through. It's really, imo, a decision that needs to be made in the persons heart, not just an "OH, look what he did I want to emulate", but more of an "I can not live like this any more and SOMETHING has got to change!" I don't have any words to give them, because the first week wasn't that difficult for me. I did get headaches, but other then that...Everything just seemed to fall into place. My protein powder arrived that I had ordered online the day I couldn't force myself to gag down another EAS rtd- and I LOVE the flavors I bought. My protein bars arrived on the day I really just needed a little something extra, and it satisfied my evening snack requirements perfectly.

I completely agree with you. For me personally, something clicked in my mind that I want to forever break my addiction to food and feel good about myself. I think some people have a quick fascination with the program because they see results of others. However, without a deep desire to make some serious changes, this isn't the diet for them.

For me, when someone says "don't you miss <insert food item here> ?", I simply reply "What I don't miss is that little bundle of fat that the seatbelt used to sink into. No <insert food item here> can match that feeling!"

I have had many neighbors/friends comment that this seems too hard and that they could never do it. After explaining the program ad nauseum, it's annoying that some people just say "wow, that's so hard. I could never do it."

This is why I posted last week that I was really sick of talking about the program... I sometimes feel like saying to some people "fine, be fat, I don't care."

On the advice of my coach, I've stopped telling most people how much weight I have lost. I decided that I want to internalize the program and become more private. I now say "I have lost a lot of weight" when people ask how much. It's none of their business... and I'm getting asked fewer questions, which is nice... I was getting sick of the barage of "what can you eat? do you eat veggies? It sounds like Atkins. Is it like Atkins? Why can't you eat fruit?"

sherbearjt08 05-04-2011 10:38 AM

Good morning to everyone - Happy Wednesday!

I love reading everyone's post here every day to keep me on track. As you know, I am using alternative products and was down 6.4 pounds when I weighed on Monday. Can't wait until next monday, as I did that while it was my TOM.

Juice - I have a 2 1/2 yo boy who keeps me up sometimes too - he talks in his sleep, the little monkey. Drives me crazy.

My typical day is like this:

B: Coffee and EAS Carb Control Shake
L: EAS Carb Control Shake, salad, veggies
D: chicken or other meat, veggies, maybe a salad (get tired of lettuce)
S (nite): EAS Carb Control shake

Not too bored yet, but I know its coming.

Have a great day everyone!

BellyRubz 05-04-2011 10:41 AM

Weigh in day for me. *sigh* I blasted through my first 2 weeks and now these last 2 weeks have been at a turtle's pace. My coach is definitely going to need to pep talk me because this is the last thing I need mentally. I am usually a fast "loser" when I do anything low carb. :(

BROWNEYES47 05-04-2011 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louisiana chick (Post 3835305)
I started a week ago and am anxious for my weigh in this afternoon. The program has been easier than I expected. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good weight loss this afternoon. Hope everyone has a great IP day.

Good Morning, Everyone! Yesterday was a SUCCESS DAY! I drank at least 100 ounces of water (had planned for 64 but read on here somewhere that 100 was better). I don't know if I'm in Ketosis or not, but I'm powerful thirsty this morning and feeling pretty darn good!

I'm drinking those EAS shakes (17 grams of protein) and another kind that I bought at Costco (30 grams of protein). Other than the protein, they're pretty close in calories. My thyroid doctor put me on this program and I'm not finding it particularly difficult (thank goodness!). I'm also very fortunate that I have a wonderful hubby who is supportive and doesn't require that I fix different meals for him (Yeah, Hubby!).

Today's plan is to drink another 100+ ounces of water. I think one of the secrets to this is the water. After reading through the forum here it appears that this is the number one help in flushing the system. I can't drink the water where I live -- it's totally undrinkable (you can even smell the chlorine when you bring it up to your nose)-- so I go to Sam's or Costco and buy water there. Drinking 6 of those 16.9 oz bottles give me the 100+ number that I'm looking for and it's simple to keep track of. I just check them off on my daily log as I drink them. I like simple.

I also prepared about 5 cucumbers this morning for salad. I really adore cucumbers and now that the weather is changing they are more available in the stores and don't cost an arm and a leg. I slice them and put them in a plastic bag with some chopped red onions, add some apple cider vinegar and a little olive oil, salt and pepper and let them marinate for however long it takes for me to eat them all. They stay pretty crisp for the most part. I've also added chopped celery to the mix and this is quite delicious. For a change of pace, I add some spices from a company called Penzey's (they're on line). One spice mixture of theirs that I use is called Sunny Spain. It's quite good. I went through their catalog (once you order something you get on their mailing list) looking for spices and mixtures that don't have sugars and there are quite a few. They also have stores in some cities (but not mine).

Today is going to be a slightly tricky day. I teach computerized machine embroidery at my local sewing center from 12-3 every Wednesday this month so I need to get that lunch meal in. Send me some good vibes so I can accomplish this. It takes me so long to eat all these veggies and salad. I'll just take the shake and a couple of bottles of water with me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. If I can, I'll check back in with everyone. Thanks to those of you who welcomed me to this group. You are a fantastic group of people and I look forward to reading about you and how you're handling the program.

Good Luck, Everyone! Have a WONderful day!

Joan:hug:

BROWNEYES47 05-04-2011 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by sherbearjt08 (Post 3835589)
Good morning to everyone - Happy Wednesday!

I love reading everyone's post here every day to keep me on track. As you know, I am using alternative products and was down 6.4 pounds when I weighed on Monday. Can't wait until next monday, as I did that while it was my TOM.

Juice - I have a 2 1/2 yo boy who keeps me up sometimes too - he talks in his sleep, the little monkey. Drives me crazy.

My typical day is like this:

B: Coffee and EAS Carb Control Shake
L: EAS Carb Control Shake, salad, veggies
D: chicken or other meat, veggies, maybe a salad (get tired of lettuce)
S (nite): EAS Carb Control shake

Not too bored yet, but I know its coming.

Have a great day everyone!

I'm also on the Alternate program, taking the EAS and Protein Shakes from Costco. Your menu looks so similar to mine. I do not have the night snack. I'm just not hungry and I have been told not to eat anything after 8pm.

I want to share something with you that my doctor told me about this diet (she put me on the diet). You MUST eat the lettuce. You must eat a LOT of salad. Our bodies need the roughage. You must also drink the water. I was never much of a water drinker, but you must do this.

I hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to your future posts.

Joan:)

longhorn96 05-04-2011 10:54 AM

Good morning everyone! I am just going to post here real quick, but I guess I should really introduce myself over in the official introduction thread? I am going for my first meeting on Friday and plan to start the program on Monday. I can't wait! I lost 20 pounds at the beginning of 2010 and have (mostly) maintained the weight loss for a year. I just did regular ol' calorie counting. Then I stared exercising and sort of stopped watching what I ate, hence the maintenance but no more weight loss. I am looking for something to just help me 1) get to that goal, and 2) help me eat healthier (get the fast food/carb/junk habit out of my system!).

I have a 4.5 year old boy and 2 year old b/g twins. We are done having kids (I had a hysterectomy about 18 months ago, so when I say we're done, I mean we are DONE!!). lol I am ready to commit to my weight loss and fitness. Before I always had in the back of my mind I was just going to get pregnant so why bother (horrible attitude, I know, but it is how I thought). Now I'm ready to be thin and energetic to play with my kids!!!!!!

I am trying to browse through all the threads to get prepared and ready for Monday, but it is SO overwhelming! There is so much information. It would take me days and days to read it all and with two jobs and three kids I don't know how I'll find the time. I hope that I get enough information from my coach/meeting to be successful and find the time to get on here for additional help/ideas!

BROWNEYES47 05-04-2011 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pxlkitty4 (Post 3835578)
I completely agree with you. For me personally, something clicked in my mind that I want to forever break my addiction to food and feel good about myself. I think some people have a quick fascination with the program because they see results of others. However, without a deep desire to make some serious changes, this isn't the diet for them.

For me, when someone says "don't you miss <insert food item here> ?", I simply reply "What I don't miss is that little bundle of fat that the seatbelt used to sink into. No <insert food item here> can match that feeling!"

I have had many neighbors/friends comment that this seems too hard and that they could never do it. After explaining the program ad nauseum, it's annoying that some people just say "wow, that's so hard. I could never do it."

This is why I posted last week that I was really sick of talking about the program... I sometimes feel like saying to some people "fine, be fat, I don't care."

On the advice of my coach, I've stopped telling most people how much weight I have lost. I decided that I want to internalize the program and become more private. I now say "I have lost a lot of weight" when people ask how much. It's none of their business... and I'm getting asked fewer questions, which is nice... I was getting sick of the barage of "what can you eat? do you eat veggies? It sounds like Atkins. Is it like Atkins? Why can't you eat fruit?"

This is so smart! I think that when we internalize this program (let's not call it a diet) it becomes part of who we are now; not who we were. After only a small weight loss I am loving myself again. People who have only a small amount of weight to lose just don't get it, so why tear yourself up and try to make them understand? Change has to come from within. What is worth it to you and me might not be worth it to someone else. Who are we to judge? Enjoy your success! Let others think what they like. We have a grand secret and you are amongst friends here.:hug:

Have a wonderful day!
Joan

BROWNEYES47 05-04-2011 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by BellyRubz (Post 3835598)
Weigh in day for me. *sigh* I blasted through my first 2 weeks and now these last 2 weeks have been at a turtle's pace. My coach is definitely going to need to pep talk me because this is the last thing I need mentally. I am usually a fast "loser" when I do anything low carb. :(

Do you realize what you have accomplished in such a short time? Your body needs time to catch up with the changes. Give it time... afterall... what have to got to lose other than more weight! How are you feeling? Concentrate on the positive!!!

:hug:
Joan

Pxlkitty4 05-04-2011 11:02 AM

AHA! Found my electronic food diary. This also includes food inventory tab. I used it in the beginning to make sure that I wouldn't have to eat soup for breakfast because I ran out of a specific type of product... IP food planner

BellyRubz 05-04-2011 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BROWNEYES47 (Post 3835639)
Do you realize what you have accomplished in such a short time? Your body needs time to catch up with the changes. Give it time... afterall... what have to got to lose other than more weight! How are you feeling? Concentrate on the positive!!!

:hug:
Joan

Joan, I absolutely needed to hear that today. I have been focusing on what I have given up in the negative sense, but not what I have given up (21 pounds) in the positive sense. It is the instant gratification issue with me once again! Shame on me! :nono:

Thank you!! :hug:

CinnamonSparkles 05-04-2011 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by BROWNEYES47 (Post 3835611)
I'm also on the Alternate program, taking the EAS and Protein Shakes from Costco. Your menu looks so similar to mine. I do not have the night snack. I'm just not hungry and I have been told not to eat anything after 8pm.

I want to share something with you that my doctor told me about this diet (she put me on the diet). You MUST eat the lettuce. You must eat a LOT of salad. Our bodies need the roughage. You must also drink the water. I was never much of a water drinker, but you must do this.

I hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to your future posts.

Joan:)

Hi Joan- my coach also insists that I MUST eat the lettuce. I am glad that I am not the only one forcing down the lettuce 2x per day. I am not a big fan but I know I need it. I eat baby romaine and make homemade dressing as WF dressings do not make my taste buds happy. We need the fiber plus I have this idea that lettuce helps alkalize our bodies. I know that's true of leafy greens in general.

I counted my water bottles (I have a 1 liter bottle I fill and drink) and I drank 6 liters on Monday, plus a few extra glasses here and there. 6 liters! That's about a gallon and a half or a little more than that?

I have been told I need to eat the snack at night and am not allowed to have it in the afternoon (as per my coach). Nevermind that I don't get home to eat dinner until 7pm or later. My evening snack is always after 9pm. ? My coach said I must have it before bed to keep my body in ketosis. I go to bed between 10-11pm. I wish I could have it in the afternoon but I am not allowed to. It's not that hard though, I just feel a sort of empty feeling in my stomach from 4pm until I eat dinner. :D Yay for ketosis and not being hungry!

What does everyone else's coach say about the evening snack?

Joan- did your coach tell you why were aren't supposed to eat after 8pm?

emily88 05-04-2011 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by CinnamonSparkles (Post 3835655)
What does everyone else's coach say about the evening snack?

Joan- did your coach tell you why were aren't supposed to eat after 8pm?

I've kind of been wondering what other coaches have been telling different people too... I know for me personally they suggest the snack 3-4 hours after dinner. However, when I asked them about my habit of pulling all nighters they said I could have another one when it got late enough.

My mother, who is doing IP 200 miles away from me was told from the beginning that she could have 4 a day, one snack at night and one during the day, depending when you're hungry. Getting the mixed signals can be a bit confusing...

BROWNEYES47 05-04-2011 11:32 AM

What does everyone else's coach say about the evening snack?

Joan- did your coach tell you why were aren't supposed to eat after 8pm?[/QUOTE]

I don't really have a coach. My thyroid doctor put me on the diet. I take thyroid medication that must be taken in the evening on an empty stomach. If I eat dinner at 6 (it takes me a LONG time to eat all that salad) I'm not hungry at snack time which can be no later than 8 if I go to bed at 10:30. I have to wait 2.5 hours after dinner to take the thyroid meds.

To be honest, I'm not hungry at all with this program and don't miss the snack. Honestly, I'm just not. Even my hubby's nightly snacks don't phase me because getting this weight off is more important to me than anything. I am doing this for me and my health; not because I want to look good in my clothes--- although that certainly will be a plus!

showgirlaz 05-04-2011 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Louisiana chick (Post 3835305)
I started a week ago and am anxious for my weigh in this afternoon. The program has been easier than I expected. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good weight loss this afternoon. Hope everyone has a great IP day.

:goodluck: Can't wait to hear your results! I am sure you will do well!

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Originally Posted by juiceman11 (Post 3835314)
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I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

My other friend is a 24 yr old male that is 6'7" and started at 341. After one week and a day he is down 18 lbs. He loves it and is embracing the change. I hope he continues to have great success.

As you know I have stopped all protocol and just going about life. I do watch what I eat, still consume the 120+ oz of water a day. I have a normal lunch with good choices and an IP dinner still. I usually have a bar for breakfast. So really the only thing I have changed is that my lunch is whatever. I would like to share that I have gained about 10-11 lbs, but I do not contribute any of this to fat. I have not consumed enough extra calories to produce fat. It is purely fluid and glycogen / glucose stores being replenished in my body.

I am not concerned about this in the least. I plan to do this for at least another week and see how my body reacts to this new life style. I will most likely jump back on plan after next week to get to my final goal of 200 lbs. I find my workouts much easier now that I have more fuel to burn. I still want my goal of seeing abs and a more chiseled body to happen, but needed to see what would happen with real life eating. I love this program and love the results we see.

Here is to all of us finding that place where we are happy with ourselves and continue towards healthier and smaller us.

First, I am so happy for you that your new lifestyle is working and allowing you to exercise more easily. I am sure when you jump back on program that 9 pounds will melt away!

For the man you are coaching who is 6'7, That is amazing loss! What a great start!! I am wondering are you advising him to tweak his program to accommodate for the size and weight? I helped a friend of mine who is 6'5-1/2" to do this. He started at 340 pounds. He is now at 230. It took him 5 months using alternates. Part of that was we adjusted the amount of protein and fat he was having to accommodate for his physiology and to adapt to his more active lifestyle. He has been maintaining since February (when we switched him to a normal low carb lifestyle (about 100 to 125 carbs a day) but, he is still dropping inches.

As for the other ladies, the have to want this MORE than you want it for them. That is why some IP clinics and DRs adhere to the IP advice of "if they are not above and 8 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being your highest level of commitment, do not start this now." NOW, how can you get them to be more motivated. Lots of things might help. Have them find a picture of them they love at what they remember their best weight or something from a magazine or such that they remember being like then, find a recent picture they hate. Ask them what they would be willing to give to go from one to the other. Find out WHY they want to do this and why now? Sometimes having that motivating cause is enough. Find out what is holding them back. BE THERE for them. I know it is crazy but for some people the first week is brutal. My coach sent me a text message 3 or 4 times a day the first 4 days and a call every night to make sure I was doing ok, staying on plan, did I have any questions, etc. He helped my plan my prep out so, I had not guess work for 3 days. Everything was prepped and ready to cook. I just followed the schedule he helped me make, ate the food, and didn't look at anything else. Send them here for help and advice (if you dare ;) ). Have them make a list of what they hope to get by making their goals. I remember thinking "I can't wait to cross my legs again, put on a watch or bracelet, go shopping at a normal store, wear shorts and white pants, wear boots, buy a new bathing suit, buy a normal dress and not just a stretchy one, fit in a roller coaster comfortably, climb a hill without panting when I've only gone 300' (j/k about the 300'), RUN!" Those were all little things I needed to realize I could gain just by losing small increments. SO, then I aimed for the small increments because 100 pounds or more is crazy huge to shoot for some days! AND, find out what motivates them. Help them set goals with rewards that motivate them. For some it is a self-indulgence, for others it is personal or shared time, still others want money, or (and this is a hard one) their is the personal who needs the praise and words. All of those help us love ourselves as we lose but for the person who has a beat up inner voice and doesn't always know what to say to themselves anymore, HEARING the regular praise of others is so important to every point and little NSV. It gives them that boost to keep going. At first the praise may feel good and even odd to some or undeserved at points but, it will sink in and will keep them going and learning to say those things for themselves will be very helpful to staying on track.

Good WORK for all you are doing for yourself and others. :hug:

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Originally Posted by LOSINGFORGOOD2010 (Post 3835350)
Welcome back! We all missed you! Sorry for your loss :( . I am up and down between 163 (my lowest) and 167...I have been STUCK in the 60's since DECEMBER.... I have to really buckle down, and get it done. I would be happy to reach 150 as my first mini goal.... all the cute summer clothes are coming out now :) and I am SO HAPPY that this is the first summer in about 10 years that I am enjoying shopping for... this plan is amazing. Hope to see you around more showgirl! :)

Thank you!! I saw a post of yours late last night (this morning) I thought "I am so glad you are here and doing great!! I can't wait to see you on the daily thread!" :hug:

You will do great. Sometimes it is that weird 10 pounds that is hard to drop. I remember when I got stuck at 180, I had been cruisin' along and BAM, I hit the low 180's and it was like walking through mud. Just a pound or so then a stall, it was horrid! It took forever to make 170. I attribute it to my body taking a self impose adjustment break. Don't worry you will get off this. Just get back to focus and you will be in those cute summer clothes in NO time! 10 or so pounds is really a very manageable goal by then! :)

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Originally Posted by M0vingon (Post 3835362)
Hey Juice. Kudos to you for sharing your knowledge and success with others! As with anything, I guess people really have to want to embrace change and if they choose not to- not much you can do about it. Seeing the success of others is always helpful. I'm sure every trainer has experienced the frustration you're feeling. Sometimes, just giving them the best information you can and then letting them walk their own path is the only option.

Today was WI 3 for me and I'm down another 3.4 lbs. Officially out of the 220s and I hereby swear that I will never see them again! :D I also lost about 2" overall- which I already knew as my "dog walking" jacket (which I wear multiple times daily) has been getting looser almost on a daily basis.

I hope everyone has a successful day!

Congratulations! That is a great weigh in! Don't forget to take pictures at those mile marker number points! You will be glad you did when you look back and study your progress!

I complete agree, people have to be ready and willing to make the change. When they are, it comes much easier no matter the challenges.

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Originally Posted by darbs7 (Post 3835374)
... Again, I remember your words...go to goal and get it done. That is why I just kept going and didn't stop when I had planned (end of February)...at that point I was only a few pounds from my original goal, but I wanted a much lower number after seeing how great this diet works. I am so glad I didn't stop all together and thankful that I continued to lose through all my planned events. Thank you for recommending everyone to go as low as they possibly want without stopping. I hope to be at the 156 by the end of the month and I will keep going to give myself a little cushion until mid-June.

......

So I walked out this morning with my new size 8 trousers and size medium button up shirt and my hubby said you look very sophisticated, but your clothes are hanging on you! WHAT....NO WAY....this can't be me:devil:

After 20 years of hating the way I look, NO WAY:dizzy:

Congratulations on the NSV and compliment this morning!! You are doing great! :)

You're welcome for the advice. Having done it the way I did and, learning the hard way, it is far better in my mind to start this without a "date deadline" in mind. Be realistic and, then be surprised. (In the end most women still average about 2 - 4 pounds a week -a healthy number, if they have a large loss to go. )So, go into it with the idea that you will do what it takes to get it done! Stay on plan as long as you can (and your health is good) and make the life adjustments you need to to finally reach the goal. Life has to be lived and part of this plan is that. SO, if you can give it 100% for 3 months and then make it work around those truly exceptional, no way to do "plan" moments. You still come out where you want to be in the end!

I am glad that knowledge is helpful for you. I wish my coach had been able to share it with me.


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Originally Posted by Susie_Bee (Post 3835406)
Good morning and happy Wednesday everyone!

As most of you know, I mixed things up with regards to my meals a little yesterday. I was hoping to get rid of the 3-4 p.m. hunger. Around 3 p.m., I still got hungry. Not as hungry as usual though. So, I had my hard boiled eggs (1 whole egg + 1 egg white) and some celery and it was enough to hold me over until supper (which was delayed because traffic was so bad that it took forever to get home last night). I had my chocolate RTD for evening snack (I love that so much!).

So, I am going to stick to that plan again today. Maybe it will just take time for my body to adjust and the 3-4 p.m. hunger will go away.

...
My weight loss seems to be slowing down. I hope it speeds up a little before the weekend. I need a few really good weeks to keep motivated and to start plannning on phase II (and more importantly, I really want to add another "cool dancing dude" to my signature!).

Have a great 100% OP day everyone!

:dust:

YEAH!!! I am glad it helped. Truthfully, you may be one of those types (especially since you stated a possible prior disposition to hypoglycemia) that will ALWAYS have a 3-4pm hunger. Believe it or not it is normal especially if you eat lunch between 1130am and 1pm. There are MANY people who have a natural low at that time 3pm time and, there are many who have natural 2 -3.5 hour natural digestion when their metabolism is working right. Learn to go for the protein about 20min before that normal hunger time hits and you will sail through it without cravings for caffeine or carbs (sugars or starches).

Just a side note, you are starting to get very close to your desired goal. If you are slowing down, you might try dropping the restricteds out of everyday and go with one every other day or just 2x a week or just have 1/2 a restricted packet a day. OR, if haven't already, add in walking at a steady pace about 3 -4 miles a day but not too fast. It will help your body create the needed calorie deficit to keep you burning a little faster each week. Keep the added protein but, work to have more protein and fewer carbs.

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Originally Posted by woolberger (Post 3835458)
Good Morning Everyone.

Carla...So glad to have you back. Your advice is always right on target. I'm sure you will accomplish everything you aim for. I'm sorry for your loss. Your Grandma was so lucky to have you.

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Lynn

Thank you! I intend to look back at the end of this year and be very happy to have accomplished this goal!!

I hope you have a great day!

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Originally Posted by 2RIDEROLLERCOAST (Post 3835468)
Good morning everyone, I hope everyone is doing great. ....

Things I am looking forward to this year are being Healthier, happier and want to try new things. A co-worker who is off on leave talked to me yesterday and he said I sound happier. I have found that I don't let things bother me like I use to. Maybe I am more comfortable with myself now. I love my job and that really helps.
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Have a great day Everyone.:hug:

ng

Isn't it great how much we change on the inside too! I remember thinking and, friends saying, I had a whole new attitude and felt like a new person!
Congratulations for your boost in personality and/or attitude!

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Originally Posted by sp8275 (Post 3835472)
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So I had a rough weekend and noticed that I gained a pound yesterday when I stepped on the scale. I had a perfect day yesterday and stepped on the scale this morning and noticed that I lost 5 lbs. 5 lbs. between yesterday morning and this morning. I stepped on it again to double check and it still said the same number. I just entered my TOM so I'm wondering if I retain a lot of water for the few days before hand. I don't know, but I'll take it! I'm also really enjoying using the alternative products that I bought and am hoping to stop going to the clinic in the next couple of weeks.

I hope everyone has a fantastic hump day!!

TOM effects all of us strangely! Some gain weight for days before then shed it when they start. Others gain weight as they begin and shed it slowly til they are a few days past. So, YES, watch for a pattern but, it sounds like you will see a bump up a little before and then a rapid shed. Also, it isn't uncommon for your body to retain less water as you drop pounds so, that bump might become smaller in the future.


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Originally Posted by MInewgoal (Post 3835535)
Well..I'm happy to report that I don't look 4 months pregnant due to bloat today! So it was only a one day thing :D

ShowgirlAZ welcome back to the world of ketosis! You perserverance is amazing! You were one of the ppl that I read every post you have in the stickies up top, before I decided to follow this plan.Thank you for all that you've contributed so far, and can't wait to see what you contribute from now on too ;)

Juiceman- I'm sorry that the ladies at your office couldn't make it through. It's really, imo, a decision that needs to be made in the persons heart, not just an "OH, look what he did I want to emulate", but more of an "I can not live like this any more and SOMETHING has got to change!" I don't have any words to give them, because the first week wasn't that difficult for me. I did get headaches, but other then that...Everything just seemed to fall into place....

Starting day 9 today. 7 was really the hardest so far, and that includes the day I went to a graduation party and they had the most delicious looking cupcakes (thank god for the veggie tray!). For some reason I wanted to eat and eat and eat, but managed to refrain. During the day I take care of 3 children, well 4 on Monday (day 7) + my 4. I was constantly making someone something to eat...so needless to say, that didn't help matters much.

Wearing a belt today to hold my pants up and I'm happy!
Have a good day today all!


Thank you! I am so flattered. I am glad I have been able to help you as you begin this journey :hug:

I agree with you and what you said to JUICEMAN. In the days before I found and started IP I remember thinking "I will give anything, do anything, whatever it takes, as long as it takes, to get this weight off!" As I started the plan I was so desperate that I told my coach "If I can just lose 1 pound a week for the next 2 yrs, I will be happy." I think it takes that kind of willingness to be able to make a major change, and, although I didn't stick to it I have never considered myself done. I am back at it and I have that same out look again. A person really does have to be in the right mental place for this. NO ONE can give that to them.

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Originally Posted by sugadiva (Post 3835544)
Thank you for Showgirlaz for your post yesterday and for letting us know you'd experienced something similar.

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You're welcome! AND, more improtantly, I am glad you are back. I care that you stay focused on getting the results you want/need. You will do best staying with it as written, you know that, in the meantime somethings happen and we do something "off", get back on but figure out first why it happened and what you might have done differently to make that situation easier the next time (there are always next times). If you use those moments as learning tools you will also learn what about your behavior you can change to have greater long term success when you reach phase 3 and phase 4.

:HUG: I hope you have a great day!

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Originally Posted by ltaylor716 (Post 3835546)
Good morning! Today is the official start of month #2! I was down 18 lbs the first month, hoping for something close to that the 2nd month! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! I plan on enjoying the sunshine after all the flooding rains we have had this past week!

WOO HOO!! :carrot: That is a great first month! I hope you have a wonderful month 2 in its wake. :)


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Originally Posted by traeh1314 (Post 3835565)
I am down a pound this morning after my Sunday cheat and being up two. I wont be doing that again. May 27th is my party and planned cheat. But I found out yesterday that my husband's 20th class reunion is September 16th. Yikes! I guess that will be a new goal. I would like to be close to done by then but it is definitely a motivator since at his 10 year I was 9 months pregnant and HUGE. I plan on being the hottest wife there!

NO PROBLEM!! You should be very close to your goal by that point if you stick to the protocol!! Enjoy buying those cute outfits to show your new self off in! ;)

blueandwhite 05-04-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by juiceman11 (Post 3835314)
Good morning everyone. I am up earlier than usual today and already at work since my 16 month old decided to get us all up very early. Hope everyone has a great day and a positive day!

I have 3 friends who had started the "John Size Me" IPish protocol. Two started this monday and have decided to quit. I feel bad that I could not encourage them enough to stick with it. I even told them if they would give me a week and follow the rules strictly, they would see results and if after a week they did not like the program, I would purchase their items from them. The 2 ladies decided it was too much and could not even give it a week. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could help them see the benefits of this program? I want to help them and encourage them.

My other friend is a 24 yr old male that is 6'7" and started at 341. After one week and a day he is down 18 lbs. He loves it and is embracing the change. I hope he continues to have great success.

As you know I have stopped all protocol and just going about life. I do watch what I eat, still consume the 120+ oz of water a day. I have a normal lunch with good choices and an IP dinner still. I usually have a bar for breakfast. So really the only thing I have changed is that my lunch is whatever. I would like to share that I have gained about 10-11 lbs, but I do not contribute any of this to fat. I have not consumed enough extra calories to produce fat. It is purely fluid and glycogen / glucose stores being replenished in my body.

I am not concerned about this in the least. I plan to do this for at least another week and see how my body reacts to this new life style. I will most likely jump back on plan after next week to get to my final goal of 200 lbs. I find my workouts much easier now that I have more fuel to burn. I still want my goal of seeing abs and a more chiseled body to happen, but needed to see what would happen with real life eating. I love this program and love the results we see.

Here is to all of us finding that place where we are happy with ourselves and continue towards healthier and smaller us.

Well, if they're not ready, there isn't much you can do, but as Stephanie already mentioned, sending them to this forum could make the difference. I honestly don't know how I would have done without the motivation, information, and support that I've found here.

As you know, while I'm on mostly IP products, my husband & sons are using the alt products you recommended, with the exception that I buy enough IP snacks for all of us to have our one restricted snack in the evening (mostly chips, cheese puffs). It really seems to make a difference, knowing that in the evening, we can sit down & have something that feels normal, even indulgent! I don't know if that would make a difference for your friends, but I thought I would mention it.

Either way, you've done your part and been a great friend to them!!

ash825 05-04-2011 11:51 AM

Wow. Lots of good information in these first few pages today!!

I've been on this diet for 15 weeks and had an extremely weird experience last night. I want to mention I've been 100% healthy since starting IP- no colds, nothing (knock on wood). This morning at 3am I woke up starving and dizzy. I ate an egg white with sea salt on it and drank a lot of water. My hunger got even more intense to the point of nausea. So, I ate a bar. My dizzies got worse. I just laid on the couch trembling (no temp) from 3:30-6:30 am. Now, I'm up, feeling better but still a little dizzy and feeling stiff and blah. Any insight? So strange- I don't want it to happen again. Plus, it's gorgeous outside and I'm having to lay low at home due to the dizziness. Thoughts?

p.s.- I've not been off plan at all. Yesterday was a perfect day- tons of water, all my veggies, oil, salt, vitamins.

showgirlaz 05-04-2011 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Pxlkitty4 (Post 3835578)
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For me, when someone says "don't you miss <insert food item here> ?", I simply reply "What I don't miss is that little bundle of fat that the seatbelt used to sink into. No <insert food item here> can match that feeling!"

I have had many neighbors/friends comment that this seems too hard and that they could never do it. After explaining the program ad nauseum, it's annoying that some people just say "wow, that's so hard. I could never do it."

This is why I posted last week that I was really sick of talking about the program... I sometimes feel like saying to some people "fine, be fat, I don't care."
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You gave me such a laugh!!! And, I can so relate! I never really felt it was "too much or too hard" nothing else mattered as much to me as not being fat anymore. I knew what all the "missing stuff" was about, I could describe it in detail because I'd had it... lots of it! I definitely get what you are saying!

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Originally Posted by BellyRubz (Post 3835598)
Weigh in day for me. *sigh* I blasted through my first 2 weeks and now these last 2 weeks have been at a turtle's pace. My coach is definitely going to need to pep talk me because this is the last thing I need mentally. I am usually a fast "loser" when I do anything low carb. :(

I see you figured this out before I posted but, UH HHmmmmm, 21 pounds in less than a month!! GIRL, you are a fast loser! You are doing great! I can't wait to see what weigh in 4 adds to your totals!

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Originally Posted by longhorn96 (Post 3835622)
Good morning everyone! I am just going to post here real quick, but I guess I should really introduce myself over in the official introduction thread? I am going for my first meeting on Friday and plan to start the program on Monday. ...

I am trying to browse through all the threads to get prepared and ready for Monday, but it is SO overwhelming! There is so much information. It would take me days and days to read it all and with two jobs and three kids I don't know how I'll find the time. I hope that I get enough information from my coach/meeting to be successful and find the time to get on here for additional help/ideas!

:welcome2:

It's so nice to have you here!! And, don't worry about the reading. Start with the sticky posts at the top of page 1. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/ Read the tips for newbies and frequently asked questions to get going. Then pick up the rest as you go. Your coach should provide you enough info to get started. It won't seem like much but, the program is really pretty simple. Feel free to ask questions on the daily threads! :)

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Originally Posted by CinnamonSparkles (Post 3835655)
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I counted my water bottles (I have a 1 liter bottle I fill and drink) and I drank 6 liters on Monday, plus a few extra glasses here and there. 6 liters! That's about a gallon and a half or a little more than that?

I have been told I need to eat the snack at night and am not allowed to have it in the afternoon (as per my coach). Nevermind that I don't get home to eat dinner until 7pm or later. My evening snack is always after 9pm. ? My coach said I must have it before bed to keep my body in ketosis. I go to bed between 10-11pm. I wish I could have it in the afternoon but I am not allowed to. It's not that hard though, I just feel a sort of empty feeling in my stomach from 4pm until I eat dinner. :D Yay for ketosis and not being hungry!

What does everyone else's coach say about the evening snack?

Joan- did your coach tell you why were aren't supposed to eat after 8pm?

CINNAMON!! :hug: it is so nice to see you! I see you are right at goal. Well done!

I was told the snack can be afternoon of evening depending on when you need it most. If you aren't very hungry in the afternoon, you should have it at night. I was told to have it at night is best and having it about 1/2 to 1 hour before you sleep is better yet because it keeps you from going into a fasting mode overnight.

Some of the guidelines coaches give have to do with the unique knowledge they have about each client- health issues, medications, lifestyle (some people are up late or have odd work schedules and long days so they get extra snacks). The snacks aren't very hard a fast as too where or when.

blueandwhite 05-04-2011 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by sugadiva (Post 3835544)
Thank you for Showgirlaz for your post yesterday and for letting us know you'd experienced something similar.

This program is amazing and although I did cheat on the program during my vacation, I am back on the plan and staying here.

Very good point that people have different ways of encouraging and that I will choose what is helpful for me and put aside what is not. I have a sensitive heart, especially when it comes to my weight and my ability to stick to a program, so this hit a nerve for me, but I truly appreciate your comments.
Congrats on starting the program again, I am convinced you will have the same great success you've had in the past!

LOVE your new photo, Suga! You're doing great & it's showing!! :hug:

Susie_Bee 05-04-2011 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by showgirlaz (Post 3835696)
:goodluck: Can't wait to hear your results! I am sure you will do well!



YEAH!!! I am glad it helped. Truthfully, you may be one of those types (especially since you stated a possible prior disposition to hypoglycemia) that will ALWAYS have a 3-4pm hunger. Believe it or not it is normal especially if you eat lunch between 1130am and 1pm. There are MANY people who have a natural low at that time 3pm time and, there are many who have natural 2 -3.5 hour natural digestion when their metabolism is working right. Learn to go for the protein about 20min before that normal hunger time hits and you will sail through it without cravings for caffeine or carbs (sugars or starches).

Just a side note, you are starting to get very close to your desired goal. If you are slowing down, you might try dropping the restricteds out of everyday and go with one every other day or just 2x a week or just have 1/2 a restricted packet a day. OR, if haven't already, add in walking at a steady pace about 3 -4 miles a day but not too fast. It will help your body create the needed calorie deficit to keep you burning a little faster each week. Keep the added protein but, work to have more protein and fewer carbs.

Thank you so much! I appreciate the advice.

I've just recently integrated the restricteds as one-a-day items (and aslo reached to the point where I can limit them to one per day) but maybe this is part of the problem and limiting them further will help me... I have to admit that I love the chili, the spaghetti, the bars, etc. :( But hey! I will do what it takes to get 'er done!

As for the exercise, actually, as of next week, I will be adding two 1-hour tap dance classes per week for the next 6 weeks! I am really looking forward to this!

I am also quite impatient for the weather to improve where I am so that I can integrate more walking into my daily routine. It's been raining a lot lately and it's not so fun to walk in the rain! ...not to mention, I am fighting off some kind of bug or something and have been feverish on and off during the past week... but I will! I walked a lot last spring, summer and fall and can't wait to get back to it!

juiceman11 05-04-2011 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by showgirlaz (Post 3835696)
First, I am so happy for you that your new lifestyle is working and allowing you to exercise more easily. I am sure when you jump back on program that 9 pounds will melt away!

For the man you are coaching who is 6'7, That is amazing loss! What a great start!! I am wondering are you advising him to tweak his program to accommodate for the size and weight? I helped a friend of mine who is 6'5-1/2" to do this. He started at 340 pounds. He is now at 230. It took him 5 months using alternates. Part of that was we adjusted the amount of protein and fat he was having to accommodate for his physiology and to adapt to his more active lifestyle. He has been maintaining since February (when we switched him to a normal low carb lifestyle (about 100 to 125 carbs a day) but, he is still dropping inches.

As for the other ladies, the have to want this MORE than you want it for them. That is why some IP clinics and DRs adhere to the IP advice of "if they are not above and 8 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being your highest level of commitment, do not start this now." NOW, how can you get them to be more motivated. Lots of things might help. Have them find a picture of them they love at what they remember their best weight or something from a magazine or such that they remember being like then, find a recent picture they hate. Ask them what they would be willing to give to go from one to the other. Find out WHY they want to do this and why now? Sometimes having that motivating cause is enough. Find out what is holding them back. BE THERE for them. I know it is crazy but for some people the first week is brutal. My coach sent me a text message 3 or 4 times a day the first 4 days and a call every night to make sure I was doing ok, staying on plan, did I have any questions, etc. He helped my plan my prep out so, I had not guess work for 3 days. Everything was prepped and ready to cook. I just followed the schedule he helped me make, ate the food, and didn't look at anything else. Send them here for help and advice (if you dare ;) ). Have them make a list of what they hope to get by making their goals. I remember thinking "I can't wait to cross my legs again, put on a watch or bracelet, go shopping at a normal store, wear shorts and white pants, wear boots, buy a new bathing suit, buy a normal dress and not just a stretchy one, fit in a roller coaster comfortably, climb a hill without panting when I've only gone 300' (j/k about the 300'), RUN!" Those were all little things I needed to realize I could gain just by losing small increments. SO, then I aimed for the small increments because 100 pounds or more is crazy huge to shoot for some days! AND, find out what motivates them. Help them set goals with rewards that motivate them. For some it is a self-indulgence, for others it is personal or shared time, still others want money, or (and this is a hard one) their is the personal who needs the praise and words. All of those help us love ourselves as we lose but for the person who has a beat up inner voice and doesn't always know what to say to themselves anymore, HEARING the regular praise of others is so important to every point and little NSV. It gives them that boost to keep going. At first the praise may feel good and even odd to some or undeserved at points but, it will sink in and will keep them going and learning to say those things for themselves will be very helpful to staying on track.

Good WORK for all you are doing for yourself and others. :hug:

Thank you. The male that I am helping we are tailoring it to his size and weight. Stll playing around with servings and such, but he is doing great! He likes it. We chat with each other a few times a day. He has a good grasp on it.

The ladies, I have all but given up on them. I know that sounds harsh, but after a few emails and talking to them today, they just do not have it in them to do this or anything for that matter. One lady I would say needs to do "something" the other lady just wanted to drop a few lbs and saw that I have dropped a bunch.

All I got from them was, "I can't handle that many vegetables, I don't eat breakfast, I hate chocolate flavor, I hate vanilla / milk flavor, I hate vegetables. I hate salads, I only like ranch dressing....etc. One that needs to do something said her dr. told her that IP was not a good choice for her since she has thryoid problems. That is a complete contradiction from when i told her to ask her dr about it.

Whatever, this is not for everyone. I guess they hate all those things more than they hate being unhealthy.

I tried. If I could start my own clinic, I would. Ours here in town is terrible and they people know nothing.


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