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lisa32989 03-29-2013 06:11 AM

IP Daily Chat Friday 3/29/2013
 
:welcome2:
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

Some forum lingo:
NSV = Non-scale victory
TOM = time of the month
WI = Weigh-in
WF = Walden Farms
OP = on program

Bookmarking:
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Information for newbies:
Check the sticky page (top of forum, above all the topics) for lots of good information and please read here before asking what might be a frequently asked question in the daily thread: Information on Ideal Protein phases (1-4), IP Ultimate List Recipes, FAQ, Newbie Guide, Exercise, and other Important Threads

More Recipes Here Mix'n in the kitchen...Recipes from the Rainbow
MiX'N' iN THE KiTCH'N.... Recipes from the Rainbow Volume 2
here Fun with Ideal Protein Packets
and here Fun with Veggie Purees!
Ideal Protein Diet Recipes #4

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Progress photos have been moved to the Mini-Goal Photo Album.

Other helpful links related to the Ideal Protein diet:
Dr. Chanh Tran Tien's website

A1Texan 03-29-2013 07:52 AM

Well the "Whoosh Fairy" and the "Easter Bunny" mated this week because I lost 5 pounds. Wishing it to come everyone's way this weekend..!!
:easter2:

lisa32989 03-29-2013 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A1Texan (Post 4686286)
Well the "Whoosh Fairy" and the "Easter Bunny" mated this week because I lost 5 pounds. Wishing it to come everyone's way this weekend..!!
:easter2:

:bravo:

rubygirl05 03-29-2013 08:04 AM

I had WI last night and lost -4.2. I hadn't had a weight loss since I started (despite being 100% OP), so I was glad to see it finally arrived. I'm hoping my body starts losing more consistently even if it's just smaller amounts.

Dr tried to sell me the emailed videos last night. Thankfully, earlier I had told him I was too cheap to buy soda, so I didn't feel awkward at all when I said no way to the $10 videos. (I had a diet soda once during the week and he was worried it would become an easy crutch, but as I said, I don't typically buy it because I can't believe how much it costs for a glass or 2L)

I already have my food plan for Easter dinner, just hope I won't get tempted too much. I'm bringing a bar just in case.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

heritagesoftail 03-29-2013 08:19 AM

Day 3 back on the plan after holidays and the headache is still pounding :(
However on the bright side I did not gain any weight during my holiday and I DID miss my new way of eating well I was away. Could not stay on plan during that time as Vegetables where few and far between. Puriefied water was also very hard to find.
Anyway so glad to be back with all of you ! Enjoy your weekend everyone :)

M35A2 03-29-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by rubygirl05 (Post 4686294)
Dr tried to sell me the emailed videos last night. Thankfully, earlier I had told him I was too cheap to buy soda, so I didn't feel awkward at all when I said no way to the $10 videos.

If you want to watch the videos go to this thread:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/idea...er-thread.html

Some of them have some interesting things to say but overall they're not necessary.

BEEGEE 03-29-2013 08:40 AM

Have a good Easter everyone!! I'm working all weekend which is probably a good thing!! That chocolate is tempting but not tempting enough t o go off plan thats for sure! I just keep thinking "chocolate is the enemy veggies are my friends" lol

Mother of the Groom 03-29-2013 09:18 AM

I had my WI last night and despite battling the big C all week lost 1.8 :carrot:

My middle son is home from university for Easter so I'll be spending the weekend baking and cooking a cooler full of food for him to take back with him. Knowing I'll be making cookies, pies, squares and buns for him I thought it would be best for me to have a few more restricted snack things in my cupboard incase I'm tempted. Although with this program I find I'm not tempted by anything :). The fresh buns will be (in my mind) the biggest challenge, in the past I've always had a couple with butter hot out of the oven. Maybe I'll make myself some OP muffins :carrot:

Have a great Easter everyone!

LynnOntario 03-29-2013 09:28 AM

Day 2 OP and I'm feeling good ... No headache so far today and feeling energetic. It's bright and sunny and starting to feel like spring. Waiting for our daughter to arrive home to visit for the weekend. Have a great weekend everyone.

newday2013 03-29-2013 09:28 AM

I know it's on here somewhere, but it's been 20 days, where the heck is my tracker? Oh, and WI yesterday 5lbs, 5in!!!

Mother of the Groom 03-29-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by newday2013 (Post 4686401)
I know it's on here somewhere, but it's been 20 days, where the heck is my tracker? Oh, and WI yesterday 5lbs, 5in!!!

Click on your user cp and the signature button should be there to create your tracker. Once you've created your tracker copy and paste the URL into your signature. Hope that helps.:)

newday2013 03-29-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mother of the Groom (Post 4686410)
Click on your user cp and the signature button should be there to create your tracker. Once you've created your tracker copy and paste the URL into your signature. Hope that helps.:)

It still says: In an effort to help curb a recent problem with forum spam, new members will not be able to use the Signature option right away. This will take at least 20 days to appear in your UserCP, and you must also meet the minimum post requirement.
And I don't see a signature button....:?:

ragdoll74 03-29-2013 09:42 AM

Congrats on the WI's A1Texan, rubygirl & Mother of the Groom!

Hope everyone has a great OP day.

aliboo723 03-29-2013 09:43 AM

WI yesterday. 1.4 down for a total of 24.5 lbs.

Mother of the Groom 03-29-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newday2013 (Post 4686417)
It still says: In an effort to help curb a recent problem with forum spam, new members will not be able to use the Signature option right away. This will take at least 20 days to appear in your UserCP, and you must also meet the minimum post requirement.
And I don't see a signature button....:?:

Maybe check back this evening, mine came right on the 20 day but I never checked until evening.

Congrats on the 5 lbs too!

ragdoll74 03-29-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newday2013 (Post 4686417)
It still says: In an effort to help curb a recent problem with forum spam, new members will not be able to use the Signature option right away. This will take at least 20 days to appear in your UserCP, and you must also meet the minimum post requirement.
And I don't see a signature button....:?:

Your profile says you joined March 10th, so you have to wait until the 30th to get the ticker.

newday2013 03-29-2013 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mother of the Groom (Post 4686425)
Maybe check back this evening, mine came right on the 20 day but I never checked until evening.

Congrats on the 5 lbs too!

Ok, thanks! Who knew I'd be so excited to show off my weight, LOL!!!:D

Trinkets75 03-29-2013 10:33 AM

It's a beautiful day here! My stomach feels so much better today! weigh in later today, keep you posted! I'm working on Easter, which could be a good, or bad thing depending on what people bring in. I'm feeling pretty confident though, as long as nobody places robin eggs under my nose!

Debrasb 03-29-2013 10:34 AM

WI today. Up 2#, which is getting me down. But I know I was OP, so I'm trying to focus on my overall losses and move on to next week being a great one.

bttrhalf 03-29-2013 10:36 AM

:easter3:good morning everyone, great weigh in's today, hoping mine is as good tonight (hate weighing in the evening):(, I'm back on track after a few weeks of struggling. should hit my goal soon. but I'm scared of phase three and beyond I'm very comfortable on P1 it is so easy don't even hardly have to think about it any more.
well everyone have a great weekend, sounds like great weather here in the Northwest for Easter egg hunting.:easter3::easter::easter2::bunny2:

Donna Gel 03-29-2013 11:10 AM

I am having a bit of a struggle right now. Not sure why, well that's not true, I have been busy and not eating properly. I am having a great deal of difficulty eating meat again. Company coming tomorrow, but I have the menu planned out and accept for the rice, everything will be IP friendly.

So? I am going to go back to gradually adding the required protein throughout the day and go from there.

GreatLakes86 03-29-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Great lakes How long have you been on IP? Any suggestions or tips?
This is my response to randygirl from yesterday's daily in case that one gets buried today/this weekend.

I've been doing it for 9 weeks now and I've lost 24.75 lbs.

My big suggestions are to plan ahead on the veggies, but if you get in a bind, both Safeway and Freddy's have salad bars and you can get on plan veggies there. The clinic is the only place in town that I've seen the individually packaged WF dressings. I try to balance my veggies in terms of carbs and price...when peppers go on sale (2 for 3 bucks right now at Freds!) I get those....cauliflower is a nice treat....I buy mixed greens because they are usually cheaper. And the allowable root veggies like turnips and rutabagas are cheaper, too.

Since meat is more expensive here than other parts of the country, I do a lot of eggs as protein. I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner...4 oz of ground turkey cooked with sage, garlic powder, black pepper and a drizzle of WF syrup and 2 eggs plus some sauteed spinach is a go-to meal for me.

I have it a bit easier because I'm usually cooking for just myself or a very supportive friend. I add in a carb for him and he eats whatever protein and veggies I'm having.

If you haven't tried the Big Mac in a Bowl...do it. You can cook the ground beef ahead of time and everything else comes together really quickly after a day at work. Same thing with seasoning the meat with taco seasoning and having it as a taco salad. And the crockpot has been great, too. Put in a roast or a whole chicken and come home to enough meat for a couple of meals. I'm a big fan of chicken "fajitas" with mexican seasoned chicken and red/orange peppers over a bed of shredded lettuce with some WF Ranch and Frank's Red Hot sauce.

Hope that gives you some ideas....anything in particular you are wondering about? It seems like our clinic is a good one compared to many of the horror stories I've heard here.

kellyrn 03-29-2013 12:03 PM

I'm going to prepare Easter baskets for my boys and when buying the candy, I'm shocked that I just haven't had the urge to "have just one". Usually by this time I'm re-buying the candy because my husband and I have already finished it...lol!

Also, thank everyone on here for the awesome advice and recipes. You are all lifesavers!

Charbarot 03-29-2013 12:14 PM

:easter2::easter2:Lost another 2 pounds....I'm getting there. Hope everyone has a Wonderful Easter. Have a good week-end friends. :easter2:

Charbarot 03-29-2013 12:15 PM

How do you get to chane the weight movement on your ticker? I'm not seeing mine go down according to the

workingit50 03-29-2013 12:26 PM

I too am putting together Easter baskets full of candy and goodies for my kids. I am not tempted because I am too committed to my goal and so excited to see my progress.

I did take a big whiff of chocolate chip cookies yesterday. It smelled good but not as good as my loose pants/clothes, reduction of self-loathing when looking in the mirror, and the joy and pride I feel doing this for myself.

My hubby said this morning " you are shrinking in front of my eyes." This was a NSV moment for me-- I have been really embarrassed by my weight gain for years and while he never said anything to me about it.....I was ashamed.

Stay strong and wear something that feels sooo good that you know that is better than any Easter candy.:):hat:

kellyrn 03-29-2013 12:46 PM

I know. I thought seeing the Reese's eggs would be the death of me. And I've been fine. Thank you ketosis! ;)

M35A2 03-29-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Charbarot (Post 4686646)
How do you get to chane the weight movement on your ticker? I'm not seeing mine go down according to the

When you edit your signiture there are 2 places you have to change the weight. The second one looks like this:

url=http://www.3fatchicks.com/] http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar097...lor:blue">.png [/url]

Change the last number to your current weight.

Erica6700 03-29-2013 01:06 PM

I am about to begin my journey and I am sooooo excited! I begin Monday. I was previously 242, dropped down to 167 using GNC's Lean Shakes (lost most of the weight about a year and a half ago) BUT, I am now up to 185. I have def cheated and struggled back and forth between doing the shakes during the week and then cheating all weekend. I think and hope this program will finally be the answer to my prayers and the final stretch of my journey to loving my body again! Wish me luck...

Suchawittygal 03-29-2013 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A1Texan (Post 4686286)
Well the "Whoosh Fairy" and the "Easter Bunny" mated this week because I lost 5 pounds. Wishing it to come everyone's way this weekend..!!
:easter2:

:cp::cp:WOOT!! Congrats on the great weigh-in Texan!!

I'm down 2.0 lbs this week and very happy with that result :carrot:
:easter2:I hope everyone has a wonderful OP weekend and Easter.

lizz415 03-29-2013 01:16 PM

Veggies
 
This is my first post. I am on my third week, and this diet has been a struggle for me (I quit twice during the first two weeks). I must say that finding this forum has been a wonderful encouragement.

My biggest struggle has been eating enough veggies. I have never been a veggie eater and usually struggle to get in 2 out of 4 cups. I also have no energy. I could fall asleep as I am typing this.

Great job to those of you who have stuck with it so far!

M35A2 03-29-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizz415 (Post 4686714)
This is my first post. I am on my third week, and this diet has been a struggle for me (I quit twice during the first two weeks). I must say that finding this forum has been a wonderful encouragement.

My biggest struggle has been eating enough veggies. I have never been a veggie eater and usually struggle to get in 2 out of 4 cups. I also have no energy. I could fall asleep as I am typing this.

Great job to those of you who have stuck with it so far!

Try making some veggie puree and adding it to the soup or as a topping on your meat. It fits a whole lot of veggies into a very small space.

As far as the energy, make sure you're getting all of the protein packets in and taking your supplements. I have MS and I've found I have more energy now that I'm on the diet (and also carrying around 27 less pounds) than I did before.

Good luck and stay strong!

charliebear99 03-29-2013 01:31 PM

Hello, I am starting IP today. I'm doing a homemade version with shakes that have the same lower amount of carbs and protein because I just can't see paying 400 bucks for the seminar. I found a cheat sheet for phase I on the forums so I could start. Any links to other phases etc about the diet is appreciated.

Also any advice about curbing cravings at night is appreciated as this is my troubling time when I snack.

Charbarot 03-29-2013 01:31 PM

:easter3:
Quote:

Originally Posted by M35A2 (Post 4686687)
When you edit your signiture there are 2 places you have to change the weight. The second one looks like this:

url=http://www.3fatchicks.com/] http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar097...lor:blue">.png [/url]

Change the last number to your current weight.

Thank you very much.....I did it.

bellasamimom 03-29-2013 01:39 PM

I think one of the hardest things for me to get over is the feeling of inconveniencing someone else. We are traveling to my Sister in laws. She is wonderful about making sure I can eat but it makes me feel bad that she is worried about what I can eat.

ragdoll74 03-29-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizz415 (Post 4686714)
This is my first post. I am on my third week, and this diet has been a struggle for me (I quit twice during the first two weeks). I must say that finding this forum has been a wonderful encouragement.

My biggest struggle has been eating enough veggies. I have never been a veggie eater and usually struggle to get in 2 out of 4 cups. I also have no energy. I could fall asleep as I am typing this.

Great job to those of you who have stuck with it so far!

:welcome:Try out different ways of cooking the veggies. I roast all of mine now and would eat 8 cups of veggies if it was allowed. I was never a big veggie eater before.

To roast the veggies cut them into equal size pieces, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast at 450 until browned. You can also use other spices like garlic powder, chili powder, etc. I love the simplicity of the sea salt. My favorite roasted veggies are cauliflower, zucchini and yellow squash.

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliebear99 (Post 4686728)
Hello, I am starting IP today. I'm doing a homemade version with shakes that have the same lower amount of carbs and protein because I just can't see paying 400 bucks for the seminar. I found a cheat sheet for phase I on the forums so I could start. Any links to other phases etc about the diet is appreciated.

Also any advice about curbing cravings at night is appreciated as this is my troubling time when I snack.

:welcome:In the stickies there is a link to the phases of IP thread and you can find the sheets for the other phases.
Ketosis should get rid of the cravings.

newday2013 03-29-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragdoll74 (Post 4686426)
Your profile says you joined March 10th, so you have to wait until the 30th to get the ticker.

I didn't even see that! I guess I must have lurked for 2 days before joining, lol! So grateful that I did, I love you guys! I have decided to try some altrernatives for $ reasons. Reading over these threads have given me that confidence. Hoping to find Quest Naturals at my health food store,or Cosco. I'm in Canada, so I think the shipping costs might not make it worth it.
This is going to work right?? LOL!!! :o

qballmhh 03-29-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kellyrn (Post 4686630)
I'm going to prepare Easter baskets for my boys and when buying the candy, I'm shocked that I just haven't had the urge to "have just one". Usually by this time I'm re-buying the candy because my husband and I have already finished it...lol!

Also, thank everyone on here for the awesome advice and recipes. You are all lifesavers!


it's great, i've been amazed by this for myself too!

qballmhh 03-29-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bellasamimom (Post 4686733)
I think one of the hardest things for me to get over is the feeling of inconveniencing someone else. We are traveling to my Sister in laws. She is wonderful about making sure I can eat but it makes me feel bad that she is worried about what I can eat.

i agree but i think as long as you're appreciative, people really enjoy being a positive part of the experience!

IP190 03-29-2013 01:53 PM

Day 3... I haven't really had any bad side effects aside from minor headaches and having to pee a lot. I've followed everything 100%, but I'm worried about going into ketosis. I don't have any of the strips to measure and I want to make sure it's working D:

I'm feeling pretty great though! My aunt bought churros from Taco Bell and I didn't try and eat it while she wasn't looking, haha!


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