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Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #106  
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Hi everyone, great wi's today. I made today for the lunch the "big mac " in a bowl & loved it. Because I work mid shift I eat my protein at lunch time then bring my packs & salad to work. I tried yesterday doing the crispy cereal as a pancake but it didnt turn out that great so still a work in progress. Tomorrow is wi so i am hoping I'll be down a total of 30 since I started.
I had the big mac bowl tonight too. YUMMY!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #107  
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Can you post the website? I went to vitaminworld.com and see free shipping over $75 (not $25) and no Syntrax on that website.

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That is because I am an airhead, it is Vitaminshoppe.com

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #108  
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Posting a quick hello, as I can hardly keep my eyes open and it is only 7:30 PM. Yikes. Stayed on plan today. Dinner was an on plan pork tenderloin. The recipe was a new one I was trying out and it is way too dry. I will have to make some sort of sauce for the leftovers.

We are going out of town for a ski weekend tomorrow night. I need to get my food together for travel. So, I may not be able to post much until Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.
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Weigh-in yesterday and since Christmas and New Year's both fell on Tuesdays it was for 3 weeks combined...for a loss of 13.6 pounds! Pretty awesome...but what is even more awesome was my measurements....I lost 8 INCHES from my waist!!! Yay for a healthy me
That is SO awesome! Congratulations!!

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I'll take it! Just got off the scale, and there is another pound plus an inch of me missing!

WAY TO GO!!

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Morning all! Day three today - hoping it goes well. Had similar problems last night as the first night.... when it came time to eat my dinner protein I was overwhelmed with nausea and had to force myself to eat. I only got in about 5-6oz. before I had to stop because I was on the verge of throwing up. Chocked down my snack before bed but barely.

I know I'm only a few days in, but I'm becoming more concerned that maybe I shouldn't try this a second time around. I really only need to lose about 5-10 lbs which although it wouldn't be as easy, I could probably work off in a few months with regular exercise and more moderate dieting. It's not that I don't love IP - I do! It worked wonderfully the first time around. But if I'm literally on the verge of being sick to my stomach every time I have to eat dinner (and later lunch as I move into the other phases) I don't know if I can make it. I keep trying to tell myself its mental, but when I'm sitting at the table, having to hold my breath and talk myself into swallowing, something just doesn't feel right.

On that note, does anyone know if we can abbreviate the phasing off process? I feel like I might be able to give it a better go if I know I don't have a month worth of phasing off ahead of me.

Which brings me to another question - has anyone tried to replace the dinner protein with additional IP packets? That's the real kicker of all this... I love the IP foods. I enjoy eating them, they don't make me sick, and I actually look forward to them. The plain dinner protein? Not so much.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing MUCH better than me! Congrats to all the early morning WI's and successes, and good luck to everyone else who has a WI later today!
You can do this - it is not easy - it's your body going through withdrawal. You need to try cooking some different ways. Make a tuna dish, or bake some fish, do a taco salad, etc. If you want to, you can make this work!


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Hi ya'll...I have a question. I started the diet yesterday and felt pretty good, until after supper i got a bad headache and..i dont know how to explain it...but my throat felt tight and heavy - like wearing a tight turtleneck. I laid down and fell asleep for a couple hours and woke up feeling better. I then had my evening snack and took the last of my Cal-Mag...about an hour later I had the same feeling again, it was terrible. When I woke up this morning I felt great...anyone else have a negative reaction to the cal-mag? I am hesitant to take it again tonight because i felt so awful after both doses. Should I take a smaller dose, or just not take it at all?
When I first started, I only took 2 cal-mags. They upset my stomach. I also switched up when I took them. My coach said that was okay.

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In the 11th week of IP and I have been fighting a terrible headache for the past 4 days, but just read sahmmommy2's reply on another post, so I'm sitting here eating sea salt in hopes this goes away soon.
When I get a headache, I just put a little sea salt in my hand and lick it and chase it with a glass of water. In 15 minutes, it's gone.

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Hi all, I started IP on Monday. I felt horrible yesterday with a headache, and general not feeling good, but thank goodness today I feel a lot better. I knew the first few days would be rough, so I was prepared. My biggest issue today is I'm freezing! Has anyone else had this reaction to this diet?
That's a normal effect of the diet.

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I am so sad today. I just found out my Dad has a tumor behind his left eye. He is waiting for MRI results as I type this. These are the times that I hate living so far away from my family
Mooselover, I'm so sorry. I will be saying a prayer for your Dad and family. When we lived in Fairbanks, my Dad was sick too. It is definitely tough to be so far away. I understand that feeling, it is such a helpless feeling. Hang in there.

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Thanks for the tough love, all y'all, that's what I was looking for.

I have had extra protein already today (before I posted) but I will be 100% the rest of the day and moving forward.

Agree--not worth going off for a "break" it is murder getting back on. I sailed through at least 60 days of 100% before I did it and now I'm struggling to do even 1.
When you think about going off plan - drink some water, or hot tea or read a book or go for a walk. It all comes down to how bad you want to succeed!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #110  
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My preference is to continue with the coach if possible, but definitely with my doctor's monitoring. At today's appointment, my doctor said my initial results were borderline re: cholesterol and vitamin D, but that we'd see how the numbers changed when my blood work is done in March. My BP was 113/65, so I was thrilled with that!

I also had a discussion with my coach about alternatives and also about ordering online. She said that she wouldn't be able to continue seeing me if I wasn't buying the food from her since it was part of the program. The rationale was that if I'm substituting other products, I'm not really on IP. And IP doesn't want its name attached to something it can't control. Kind of makes sense, but there's a breaking point for me in terms of the extra cost. We'll see how that goes ... Even more than the food costs, is the issue of the supplement costs since they are soooooo much cheaper online. (BTW, she said that sites that are selling IP products at cut rate prices are doing so illegally. Not sure how that works ... kind of sounds like price fixing to me, but what do I know? )

In any event, I know I'm committed personally to seeing this through and phasing into maintenance properly. Since I'm already halfway there, the food costs and variety may become a non-issue. As of today, my fat percentage is within the desirable range (albeit at the top end of the range!).
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You are so close to finishing this - you'll probably be done by end of next month so staying with your coach might not be so onerous. One thought is that you might want to incorporate some alternative foods into your permanent diet, if that serves you well. For example, I see keeping the chocolate bars and Carquik in my diet. The low carb lifestyle keeps my arthritic pain completely at bay, in addition to keeping weight down. (Carbquik is a low carb Bisquick mix, pretty handy).

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Well.... there were a lot of times I didn't have any. I'd have pasta or something (VERY unhealthy) like nachos. If I had meat it was usually accompanied with a lot of other stuff. Like taco meat in a corn tortilla with cheese and tomatoes and lettuce and salsa. Or a hamburger with all the toppings and bun. Hence the 10lb gain in six months. Lol.

But I didn't really eat chicken, turkey, eggs, or lean beef because I'd burnt myself out on those things when I was on the diet. Now that I'm back to having to eat those things, I just can't seem to get it down.
Why don't you look at the vegetarian version of IP? I know there are a couple of threads on it - that might be what you need.


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I am so sad today. I just found out my Dad has a tumor behind his left eye. He is waiting for MRI results as I type this. These are the times that I hate living so far away from my family
Moose lover, I am sorry to hear this, hopefully it's benign and the surgery is successful and recuperation easy. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #111  
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NinjaNurse...I hear onderland calling your name...GO FOR IT CHICKIE
Thank you!! There will be a celebration for sure!!

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I am so sad today. I just found out my Dad has a tumor behind his left eye. He is waiting for MRI results as I type this. These are the times that I hate living so far away from my family
Please keep us posted. Thoughts and prayers for you and your Dad.

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And that's why I thought it was so important for me to stay OP the entire time I was out of town on vacation.... Also, I didn't want to have to deal with those first three days ever again.
That's how I feel. Scares me enough to stay on track.
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Woo hoo!


So, why can't you have taco meat on a salad? I guess if ya want it, you'll make it work. I'm not trying to be harsh, just trying to be real. There are SO MANY RECIPES and ways to make foods we like there is no reason to eat stuff we have to choke down. But, again, if you're looking for an excuse to quit, don't look. Just do it.

This Girl is Awake: I'm gonna have to give a little tough love here, too. No excuses. Just do it! Make a plan you know you can stick with (even if it includes an extra packet at first) and stick with it NO MATTER WHAT. Do some cooking and make some fantastic recipes. Every day you get under your belt makes the next one easier. And then, NO MORE GOING OFF PLAN!!

For ANYONE thinking they'll go off plan for a special event, talk to This Girl is Awake first. Or go back and read old threads and see if those folks are still around. The only way is the 100% way. One thing leads to another. So, one cheat leads to another or one 100% day leads to another. It is your choice.


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I am so sad today. I just found out my Dad has a tumor behind his left eye. He is waiting for MRI results as I type this. These are the times that I hate living so far away from my family
I am so sorry this is happening. It's a helpless feeling especially when you live so far away. HUGS!!!
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Mooselover, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #114  
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Hi I know I have not posted for while. All is going well WI today 2# down 47 since the start. Last week went to Old Navy fit into the Rock Star skinny leg cords, and they actually looked pretty good, didn't buy any yet but it was fun to try.
Hope everyone has a good week.
Congrats on the loss! And I love Old Navy jeans and really, everything about Old Navy! I think I am down another size in Old Navy world.. I should try on those cords!

Down 4lbs at WI today.... SO shocked! My home scale hasn't been moving as quickly as it usually does, so I was expecting 2 and hoping for 3. More shocking, I've lost my second highest amount of inches in one week... down 3.75in this week which makes 19.5in total so far, and 30 lbs total! 30 lbs!!! whaaaa????? I've lost almost 10in in just my waist alone! SO HAPPY!!!!!

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You are so close to finishing this - you'll probably be done by end of next month so staying with your coach might not be so onerous. One thought is that you might want to incorporate some alternative foods into your permanent diet, if that serves you well. For example, I see keeping the chocolate bars and Carquik in my diet. The low carb lifestyle keeps my arthritic pain completely at bay, in addition to keeping weight down. (Carbquik is a low carb Bisquick mix, pretty handy).
Yeah, those are the lines I've been thinking along today. For instance, I just got a number of the Syntrax samples and I think they'll be something I'll be keeping around in maintenance. Before starting IP, I had no idea there were so many choices for low carb/low calorie/high protein options. (And who woulda thunk there would be something like calorie free chocolate syrup!? )

At this point, I'm only having to check in every two weeks, and given that I'll be gone for two weeks again in February, it will average out to even less than that. I also did order a number of IP products online, along with the supplements, so at this point I have plenty of products either way.

As an aside, I really have to say that I admire the men and women on this site who have had the level of commitment necessary to stay OP for many months! I like to think I could do it if that's what it took, but I am really impressed with what I've seen here.
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I had the big mac bowl tonight too. YUMMY!
I did too!! And I wasn't as good because I put the mustard on the meat and not over the lettuce, before I out on the meat. The pickes too weren't where they were supposed to be either. Of course I ate it, but it wasn't the same.
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Weigh-in yesterday and since Christmas and New Year's both fell on Tuesdays it was for 3 weeks combined...for a loss of 13.6 pounds! Pretty awesome...but what is even more awesome was my measurements....I lost 8 INCHES from my waist!!! Yay for a healthy me
wow thats greatcarrot::carro t:
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What is the big mac bowl?
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Thank you so much everyone!!!! I appreciate your kind words and prayers. They think my Dads tumor can be treated with high dose steroids. They are still waiting on MRI results, but he had a steroid shot already and said he feels some relief. I will let you know more as I find out. They are in their vacation home for the winter, and my Mom is not comfortable driving around Las Vegas (small town Wyoming girl). She has been stuck at the hospital since yesterday afternoon and her phone is dead. My cousin who lives close by is going to go get my dads meds from the house and pick up my Mom so she can go home and get some sleep. My sister from Wyoming is going to fly there on Friday to help them out for a week
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What is the big mac bowl?
It's heaven for dinner

Brown 8oz ground beef, drain and set aside.

Set up your salad: Lettuce, 1 cup chopped pickles, 1 cup other veggie of choice (I will mix tomato, onion and mushrom most of the time, but I use whatever I have on hand). Top with the ground beef, then drizzle with Walden Farms Thousand Island or Russian dressing. Eat. Have a private moment. Feel like you're cheating, know you aren't
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