IP Daily Chat, Monday, April 16, 2012

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  • It's been a busy Monday for me, but I'm staying 100% OP. I'm nervous about a brunch I have to go to tomorrow. It is at one of my favorite restaurants. I'll drink coffee and hope there is a salad of some sort I can modify since the menu has been preselected for us.

    Everyone seems to be off to a great start today! WTG!
  • Something I forgot to mention....I had my mammogram today and for the first time ever, it did not hurt! I don't know if it is because I'm so much smaller or because the fibromyalgia has calmed down from doing IP, but in the past, it has been excruciating.
  • Quote: Hello
    Just finished my first week and no cheating!!!!!! Just wondering if its normal to get so blaoted throughout the day. I wake up every morning really excited at how loose my pants feel but by bedtime they are tight again????? Anyone else experience this????
    Are you doing this program in Summerside?
  • Good day to everyone! Today ended my first week on IP and I'm so proud of myself bc I didn't cheat! I'm excited to say that I had a total weight loss of 7 pounds and 10 inches around my whole body! Ready to keep this up and start feeling better about myself
  • Quote: Good day to everyone! Today ended my first week on IP and I'm so proud of myself bc I didn't cheat! I'm excited to say that I had a total weight loss of 7 pounds and 10 inches around my whole body! Ready to keep this up and start feeling better about myself
    Great job.. you are on your way
  • Hello fellow IPers, just checking in this afternoon to see what is happening. Sounds like a good hot day back east! We are cloudy here in Idaho.

    I picked up 30 baby chicks from the post office today and they are so cute! Got them all settled in and then enjoyed a nice salad. I love spring!

    I hope everyone has a nice OP day!
  • Quote: Have some ketosis questions. I have never used the ketone strips, so decided to buy some. Do you have to test first thing in the morning or can it be done any time of the day? When I have tested, during the day, I only get a trace, does it get stronger as you go on? Or because I'm only getting a trace am I not really in ketosis yet? I was thinking that one sign of ketosis is being cold alot of the time, I am that for sure. Any infor would be great, thanks.
    It is best to test 1st thing in the morning, as you should be keeping hydrated the ketones will be diluted in your urine as the day goes on. If you test later in the day don't be surprised by the "trace" results.
  • i started trying to lose weight on the 16th of march, i started with 2 protein shakes and one healthy meal a day so as to lose 10lbs before the end of march, my start weight was 185 and on the 31st of march i weighed 175.6 after that i just maintained and started the ideal protein diet on april 9th, weighed in at 177.8 and hope to keep it up and get to my goal weight of 135lbs

    Week #1
    SW-4/9:177.8

    WI#1-4/16:169.8
  • Originally Posted by wuv2bloved
    Good morning everyone, sounds like everyone had a pretty good weekend including myself! I got a little sun yesterday chillin gout by the pool with some friends and gloating at the same time....ha. One of my neighbors is a friend whom has always been Jealous of me even when I was bigger came to the pool as well yesterday. She doesn't have a very high self esteem, and I am the opposite. Even when I was bigger I would go to the pool in my bathing suit, I was OK with how I looked. Now my self esteem is "**** yea I look good"...hahaha....Well I am much smaller than she is and have a cute bathing suit, she has a not so cute one and she said crap I need to get on your diet cuz you are looking 'Hot'.....lol...I said I told you how to do it you just gotta follow it. She said I know but I don't have your will power, you are super woman when it comes to that stuff. I told her you don't want it bad enough or you would have it as well. We went out to dinner last night, she tagged along and got the same as me....A chef salad with Mahi Mahi (sp) with no dressing. After we were done she said GEEZE I am full...I said now you think I don't eat? she said but I would of enjoyed a shrimp po boy....I said of course you would have, I would have too but that shrimp bo boy isn't good for you and neither are the fries that come with it...she said I KNOW I KNOW....I gotta change my way of thinking.....lol...I just saw her and she said Man I feel good this morning, I don't know what it is...I told jer you had a healthy meal last night that is what it is. She said wanna go have another salad for lunch?....lol....maybe this will work after all......lol
    You go girl, you have earned it. We all are very proud of your weight loss.
  • Salmongirl, how did you pick up 30 chicks from the post office. Were they mailed to you. Just curious
  • Sounds like lots of wonderful weather. Here in WI it was 77 degrees yesterday and about 33 today with snow! Congrats to everyone on their losses and staying OP.
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    Hi im new to the site and still trying to figure it out..just wondering if this is like facebook where you can just post feeling and concerns or is it a question and answer site..sounds silly i know but new to the whole computer scene??
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    Quote: Good day to everyone! Today ended my first week on IP and I'm so proud of myself bc I didn't cheat! I'm excited to say that I had a total weight loss of 7 pounds and 10 inches around my whole body! Ready to keep this up and start feeling better about myself
    that is so good.. its my first week to and i didnt cheat..didnt it feel good??
  • Help please
    I just registered and cannot see how to post an item. I can only see how to reply. If anyone can help I would be very grateful. Thinking of starting IP but want to know pros and cons.
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    How do I get a weight scale to show?