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lisa32989 12-25-2012 07:22 AM

IP Daily Thread 12/25/2012 Christmas Day
:welcome3: :wreath:
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

Some forum lingo:
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WF = Walden Farms
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ShanCo 12-25-2012 08:11 AM

Merry Christmas everyone! Been up since 4am waiting for my husband and son to wake up...he's only 17 months so he doesn't quite "get it" yet and I'm not going to wake him, that would make for a horrible day! LOL! Not too worried about eating today, I love how for me IP just kind of takes away my interest in food, I am enjoying time with my family so much more this year not crammed around the appetizers!

EPAPRN 12-25-2012 08:51 AM

Merry Christmas to everyone that celebrates! We got bout an inch of wet snow last night so we have a white Christmas! It's freezing rain now, so we'll see how long that lasts.
DH is sick with a sore throat, headache and productive cough, so I will be visiting with his family today. Meals all planned out. His father makes an eggs benedict for brunch which I will be having without the sauce, english muffin or bacon, and he's making me sauteed mushrooms on the side. Dinner is at my MIL's house and they are having homemade ravioli with sauce that my DH made, honey ham and garlic bread. I am bringing IP rotini and cooked ground chicken breast to eat mixed together with his sauce...and a salad.

Enjoy your day everyone!

bubbleblower 12-25-2012 08:52 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone!!! We had our 2nd annual Christmas Eve party here and served everything from from Thai lion fish cakes, to grilled portobello mushrooms with basil and mozzarella, salmon & avocado California rolls, jerk chicken bruschetta, chicken satay, jerk chicken wings and baby back ribs. I'm happy to say that the only things I ate were a few cocktail shrimp and some zucchini - although everything looked fantastic!!

Afterwards, we went to the beach to watch fireworks and the lighting of a big bonfire on a barge off the shore. Christmas Eve is always a big thing here with music and dancing, and Christmas itself is a low key family day. I was actually the designated driver for a change since I was sticking to sparkling water with lemon last night. :)

My DH surprised me late last night with the most beautiful Pandora bracelet. I've looked at them for years but it was never something I considered buying for myself. It's just beautiful, and literally took my breath away when I opened the box. It was also totally unexpected since we had agreed that this trip would be presents enough for us both this year.

It's a beautiful day here ... calm winds, flat seas, and temps in the 80s. My son and his GF are out diving already and then we're just going to have a lazy, relaxing day.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and the merriest of Christmases!!:hohoho:

PepperTown 12-25-2012 09:36 AM

Merry Christmas morning from Canada!!!
Couldn't ask for a more beautiful, snowy day here. Typical Canadian Christmas :)

Had our Xmas last night at our daughter's, with her family. Her in-laws are in town, so they have plans with them for the rest of the week. Our son lives in Winnipeg and we had our Xmas with him last week. Glad for our time with them, but kinda lonely and missing them today. Should have had more kids I guess!!!

Cheated yesterday a bit on my diet. Will try to remain OP today. Will spend time with DH :hug: and have our Moms over for a late lunch.

Question: Do you remain true to your IP plan or do you purchase other foods?

bubbleblower 12-25-2012 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by PepperTown (Post 4564235)
Question: Do you remain true to your IP plan or do you purchase other foods?

I stick pretty close to the IP plan. The only exceptions are that I often have egg whites / Egg Beaters for breakfast, and I use the EAS AdvantEdge drinks on occasion.

bubbleblower 12-25-2012 10:43 AM

Woohoo!!! Update to previous update! My son and his GF just got back from their Christmas morning dive. She was completing her advanced certification and they were on their safety stop from the dive when he pulled out a beautiful engagement ring and put it on her finger. They're both just beaming!!

Cindy56 12-25-2012 10:58 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone. Was up late last night, so still waiting for DH and DS to wake up. We're planning a nice, relaxing day with family and friends--looking forward to it. Should be no problem staying OP today as I have all my meals planned out and ready in advance. I'm determined because after 2 months on IP, I had my first "slip" last night: 10 cashews. I have no idea why, I normally can just say "no" but I even counted them out deliberately! It kind of shook me up and I not want to start down that slippery slope by letting old behaviors creep back in. So, today I'm prepared to be 100% OP.

PepperTown: I stay IP except that I often split up my protein between lunch and dinner (so sometimes end up eating more than 8 oz), I do buy Premier Protein RTD for tea and coffee and the occasional meal. I have purchased some alternative products from Nashua, but I found them to generally be too sweet for my taste so I pretty much stick to IP products despite the expense.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Best wishes for a peaceful, fun day with whomever and wherever you are today!

Cindy56 12-25-2012 11:06 AM

Bubbleblower: Congratulations! How wonderful that you're able to be there during such a special time and to be able to celebrate with them. What a great way to propose--sounds like your son is a gem!

SDChickie 12-25-2012 11:19 AM

Blessings to everyone on this glorious Christmas Day! May health, contentedness, and childlike joy be your portion today if you celebrate the birth of Jesus!

LoriKay 12-25-2012 11:29 AM

Hey SD, Are you from South Dakota or San Diego... or some other SD place?? I'm from South Dakota but am amazed at how many people from Cali assume that SD simply stands for SanDiego!

Merry Christmas!!

A1Texan 12-25-2012 11:32 AM

Merry Christmas everyone. I'm back at home after a several days at my parents. I stayed OP the entire time with no cravings for all the sweets on the table...One hurdle down. Not sure I lost anything since my WI last Friday but at least I didn't gain...!!!

SDChickie 12-25-2012 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by LoriKay (Post 4564278)
Hey SD, Are you from South Dakota or San Diego... or some other SD place?? I'm from South Dakota but am amazed at how many people from Cali assume that SD simply stands for SanDiego!

Merry Christmas!!

Hey Lori, we are kindred spirits! SD=South Dakota for me as well. Went to SDSU, which, if you google it, comes up as San Diego State University. That was the first time I discovered that the general population will always assume SD means San Diego. Haha!

I'm in Sioux Falls. You?


Kaybes 12-25-2012 01:45 PM

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Started off the day off plan, but trying to spend the rest of the OP as much as possible. Not easy since it's only about day 4 for me, but this is most likely the most temptation I will have in the next year or so. After doing a bunch of research on the boards and online, I think that the more I am informed, the more inspired I will be.

I want to thank all of you who have posted various recipes and tips (I read through the archived boards for newbies and recipes over and over - I often find things I missed the first time), as they are so very helpful. I just watched the "Big Fat Fiasco" videos. Wow - if any of you are doubtful of staying OP and getting away from the sugar - give yourself a Christmas gift and watch/rewatch them. Talk about eye opening.

Again - thanks for the support you all provide. :)

IPdivajen 12-25-2012 01:59 PM

Merry Christmas, all! Hope everyone has a wonderful day and congrats to your son, bubbleblower!!!

LoriKay 12-25-2012 03:35 PM

SDChickie, I'm a bit south of you near Yankton. Do you do Ideal Weigh or another place? We have Ideal Weigh in Yankton but since all our coaches who were RNs quit (not sure but I think it had to do with them caring more for their clients than money) and the new coaches are not medical in any way, I've pretty much quit going there. I'm on phase 4 anyway so I can get the support I need from here.

Shedit 12-25-2012 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by bubbleblower (Post 4564253)
Woohoo!!! Update to previous update! My son and his GF just got back from their Christmas morning dive. She was completing her advanced certification and they were on their safety stop from the dive when he pulled out a beautiful engagement ring and put it on her finger. They're both just beaming!!

It sounds like a wonderful family Christmas! Congratulations

SDChickie 12-25-2012 05:57 PM

I do go to Ideal Weigh. LOVE my coach... she's a marathon runner and is very supportive of my desire, or more accurately my need, to exercise. We've also talked a lot about Phase 4 as I know of a couple of people who have done IP and have gained all of the weight back. (Yes, they were kind enough to share that with me as I was starting out... thanks for the support, jackwagons!) My coach said that she believes there are two main reasons why some successfully maintain when others put the weight back on. The ones who succeed: 1) have come to the understanding that this is a LIFETIME lifestyle change and have successfully changed their habits and perceptions of food; and 2) continue to come in for regular (eventually changing from weekly to biweekly to monthly) weigh-ins/check-ins for at least a year. She highly recommends those regular check-ins to not only have the accountability, but also to discuss potential concerns or stumbling blocks. There is no cost unless I choose to buy some additional IP products for Phase 1 days, so really, that's a year of free coaching. I see no downside there! Of course, there's a measure of accountability on this site, too, and there is most DEFINITELY support here... but I like having the on-site accountability. If I just dropped off of the 3fc site, no one would necessarily notice or know how to come find me. My coach would definitely follow up if I missed a scheduled appointment or just quit scheduling appointments. I know I am blessed to have the awesome coach that I have! :D

LoriKay 12-25-2012 06:29 PM

I'm glad Ideal Weigh is working for you. My original plan was to stick with it for the year however, I get so crabby everytime I show up I decided it wasn't worth it. I'm pretty sure no one will call me if I don't show up again. The Yankton office is a mess. I talked with the old receptionist the other day, she said she offered to stay on for 2 weeks to help with the transition to all new staff, but that was denied. The new receptionist didn't know how to run my credit card her first week and completely messed up the schedule for weeks! The way I got in was to complain to the owner, after that they made sure they got me in, even if 4 people were scheduled to meet with the one coach at the same time.

I would recommend IP to everyone, but I'd recommend Yankton's IW to NO ONE!

pekelvr 12-25-2012 07:29 PM

I have come to the conclusion that quitting bad food is like giving up smoking. Once you quiet smoking if you have one cigarette you start smoking again. Soo with my cheating (going on a break for a week) I have found that I still cannot control my portion intake. I can't have just one cookie......So the good thing is that I always told myself if i could quit smoking i could do ANYTHING. I stay away from cigarettes and I know I will have to stay away from temptations as much as possible. But I am ok when I am near temptation as long as I don't take that first bite!

1LittleStar 12-25-2012 08:09 PM

Congrats to everyone who stayed on program despite the temptations of the season!

I didn't quite make it, but what I had was purposeful and planned. I'm ok with it, and back 100% from here on in!

fam4me 12-25-2012 09:22 PM

Here's hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I managed to stay OP. Now, if I could just remember how to update the photos without it taking me an hour! Then, when I get it to work, I think, that wasn't so hard....I'll remember next time! Back to work tomorrow....

Minch 12-25-2012 09:27 PM

I had WI #13 today and I have to thank Santa for what he brought me ~ 3.2 lb loss! That's my best loss since my 1st week so I'm extremely pleased! I'm proud that I stayed OP for Christmas and have no plans of making any changes to that. Journey on.

Merry Christmas!

Fishette 12-25-2012 09:45 PM

Fam4me- you look marvelous!

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