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Old 07-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #61
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Working in the yard today. Will definitely get a lot of water down today. Taking a break right now and drinking water and cooling off. I think I am hearing thunder here in Laplace, LA. Sure could use some rain but I hope not till I finish my yard work.
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Another perspective on the big c, novilax, etc.

Novilax is designed for use during the cleanse. It's purpose is to push waste out. Period. It's not designed for long term/every day use.

Products like floralax (also available through IP or other sources) help with the big c because they recruit water to your colon to help soften/loosen the waste that is there, then your body naturally does the rest. It's made with all natural ingredients (psyllium, etc) and is perfect for daily use.

I used to take the novilax from time to time when I wasn't feeling things moving. Then I talked to my coach who explained how each product works and started the floralax last week.

Let me tell you - it changed my life. Not kidding. Everything is so much better. I don't feel as bloated or any need to strain (hate that!!!) just to go. And the scale is totally moving again. What a difference!

I'm sticking with floralax daily fo sho!!

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I love your signature!!! You lookAMAZING! Congrats!
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Drinking water (flavored or otherwise) is a struggle for me. Not that i drink other beverages either (okay 3 or 4 cups of black coffee a day, but i hear that may be a negative fluid count item). I'd probably drink 20 ounces if I don't push myself. I looked up the WF mayo and was set to order some, when I decided to check the store locator. I see there's a store not 5 miles from here that is supposed to carry it. I'll go see if they have it for real, and look for some water flavor packets by the cup sort of thing. I'm thinking tuna with some mayo in a green salad would be a great option. Straight out of the can tuna on salad made me a little sad the other night.

It's a beautiful Seattle day today. It will be nice to get outside.
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Happy weekend everyone. I made it home from Wyoming a few hours ago. My plane was delayed 2 hours on the runway due to thunderstorms, so I got home very late or early however you look at it. My Mom and sister flew in last night too. They are spending the week here in Alaska with me. I started phase 2 yesterday to get ready for my surgery on the 18th. I wanted to be in phase 3 by my surgery day. I am sooooo close to my goal, so I will just finish the last few pounds after I heal up from my surgery. I might be mia again this week because I will be spending a lot of time with my family. I will be thinking of all of you and sending good thoughts your way!!!

Good luck with your surgery. I phased off for mine some months ago and I think that helped me heal very well and get back to normal. Of course, having about 60 less pounds probably helped too. Congrats on being so dang close to goal. Sorry your flight was delayed, but we needed the moisture. Supposed to dry out again and those fires will flare right back up. But the reprieve has been nice.
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Working in the yard today. Will definitely get a lot of water down today. Taking a break right now and drinking water and cooling off. I think I am hearing thunder here in Laplace, LA. Sure could use some rain but I hope not till I finish my yard work.
I'm in Baton Rouge! But no rain here yet.
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Thank you, its cloudy here in Biloxi, MS so I am thinking rain will come later
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #68
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Hi! Hope you're all good
I've been dealing with low blood pressure lately, this happen to anyone else? :/ I've been dizzy, too, because of it.
I'm thinking I might not be having enough salt so I'll be more careful with that.
Also, I wish I would lose more weight in my arms/back instead of my legs/butt. Seriously, my jeans just get looser and looser and it seems all my weight left to lose is on the top side of my body ugh haha
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mooselover, I LOVE your shoulders!!! Beautiful!
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I just got back from my weigh-in and I lost 1.1 pounds which is good. I talked to my coach, and asked her if I could drink more than 80 ounces since I am so thirsty, and she said no, absolutely not. I don't think I will follow her advice.
That's nuts at your weight and in the extreme heat. Actually she is giving you dangerous advice. Please don't follow her advice. Drink as much as you want and I'll bet you have a great loss this week and feel a lot better.

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There are lots of comments encouraging you to drink plenty of water and they are right. Here is a link to determine EXACTLY how much water you need based on important factors to consider. I think you will find this calculator to be accurate.

http://nutrition.about.com/library/b...calculator.htm

If your counselor is spouting off information like that, I would consider seeing a more educated counselor for my visits. It is really important you are given accurate information and direction - that's what a medically supervised program like IP is supposed to offer. Did you know that if you drink coffee or tea you are supposed to drink an equal amount of EXTRA water that day?

I am glad there is a site like this where we can all compare notes! I've learned valuable tips here so I wanted to share this one with you and hope it helps.

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Good Morning, All! Our heatwave is finally over....We have an outdoor wedding to go to today and am just so happy that I wouldn't be sitting there sweating the whole time! I'm sure the bride and groom are pleased too (I guess today is not all about me!!!!)

Anyway, my coach attended an IP workshop this week and this is some of the new info she passed on to me, so of course, I will pass it along to you:

1. Water - an easy way to determine how much water you need is to divide your weight in half. That number is how many ounces you should drink every day. For example, if I weigh 200 pounds then I should drink 100 ounces of water everyday.

2. 3 eggs count toward the protein count for the day. This used to be 2 eggs for the day.

3. Do not skip your restricted packs! Even if you are thinking this will help your weight loss, it won't. Your body needs these carbs to "remember" how to use them.

These are just a couple of things that I have seen people posting about and thought I would share. Take it or leave it, but either way, have a great day and stay OP!

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Great info thanks!

I really think I am doing much better at maintaining after phasing off IP than I did on the gazillion low carb diets I tried is because IP gives you a controlled amount of carbs each day. I always regained instantly and then gained more after coming off low carb diets as my body totally craved carbs. It was scary how quickly the weight came back and brought more with it.

My coach followed the protocol sheets exactly, a restricted a day right from day one and no mention of going for the lower carb veggies on the non restricted veggie list. I think it is even more than your body "remembering" how to use carbs, it is about learning how to use them correctly in very moderate amounts. Most of us were total carb addicts and need to learn over a period of time how help our bodies handle them.

The advice on the water is very timely too with the discussion on today's thread and the hot weather most people are experiencing.

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MMM!

I use ground turkey and spice it with cumin, chili power, garlic, salt, and pepper. In another pan I shred zucchini and add the same seasonings. Some lettuce, red onions, a bit of tomato, 1/2 C shredded zucchini and your measured taco meat and you're golden! Plus lots of hot sauce
I do this too and put it over lettuce or shredded cabbage. It's one of my favorite meals.
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I'm so excited this morning: the woosh fairy came and took 3 pounds last night that makes me almost half way through the 190's.... I can see the 180's up ahead.... this has been an awesome week
CONGRATULATIONS! Isn't it great to jump those decades...you will be half way in NO TIME!

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Good morning! On my 2nd week and doing great. Finding all the great recipes on this site has given me a new outlook. I definitely will try some and try some veggies I have never eaten before....
Definitely block out some time to go through the recipes, and we've had a few threads recently regarding veggies (I reposted some info in my barebones diet blog). Seriously, I don't know why I didn't eat like this before - they turn out crazy delicious!

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I am very nervous for weigh in today, I will most likely gain. I am thinking it might be due to a lack of water. I was told by my clinic not to drink more than 10glasses of water a day, but I am very thirsty with all of this heat. I want more water! I think this week I will go by my thirst, rather than their rule, since I see many of you drink far more than ten glasses of water a day.
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Chiming in about the water, I have to say that my coach didn't even set 80oz as the MINIMUM. I need at least 84 and usually opt for more. Could this coach really be talking out of her a$$?
OMG, there have been some doozys around here - one coach said that fresh spinach didn't count as 'real spinach' for your Select Veggies - only spinach in a can....I mean seriously???

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When I caught myself cruising..I realized I still go to food when I am sad (I was at my mom's condo..she is 90 and recently placed in a nursing home..she may not be able to return home). When will I ever learn a new way to cope with these feelings? I am such an emotional eater. At 57..it would be soooo wonderful to bury this behavior once and for all.
You know, a big hug and congratulations on recognizing your trigger - that is such an important part of this journey, learning about yourself and how your relationship is with food. I am sorry to hear about your mom, but continue to stay strong for the both of you.

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I have been shopping my my closet. I put a bunch of things in a spare closet and asked my daughter if she wanted anything. She got a job where she needs to dress up, and the clothes there were size 6, 8, 10...way to small for me. Luckily she didn't take much...now I am getting close to being able to fit into them again. I didn't think I would ever be able to. Now I think actually will!
Haha - that will teach you to give away your small sizes...seriously, I am down at a fantasy weight and size now. IP is incredible!

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Kind of hungry for a taco salad. Any good recipes??
I use ground turkey with fajita seasoning along with a sauteed bell pepper variety, poblanos, jalapeno, and garlic. Also - if you are looking for a lotta tostada (credit to rainbowsmiles): http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4381736-post1.html

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Also, I wish I would lose more weight in my arms/back instead of my legs/butt. Seriously, my jeans just get looser and looser and it seems all my weight left to lose is on the top side of my body ugh haha
LOL! We are on the same wavelength - I was just telling my husband I am tired of my saggy butt!
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Got groceries. I found humanely treated chicken at the Kroger store here. Hmmm. It was expensive, but I bought it anyway. And some lean burgers. Yummy. And a whole bunch of vegetables. I'm going to try making jicama fries. And zucchini fries. Oh, but now I want to defrost some frozen ground turkey and try the scramble recipe with the shredded zucchini. I am all kinds of excited about vegetables.
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