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Old 09-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #61  
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Yeah! Great idea!!! I am coming up on my second weigh in but I am nervous. I was working at my family's restaurant at the Cape for the whole labor day weekend and while I never cheated at all, I found it very hard to get the 4 cups of veggies in!!! Not sure how that will effect my weight loss this week. Fingers crossed!!! Headaches are gone but bad breath has settled in.
There you are! I knew you were one of the ones who started around the same time as me - figured you were away for the holiday and not getting the chance to check in. GREAT that you stayed OP not only being with family (always hard for me - we center around eating and celebration), but working in a restaurant for goodness sake! I'm impressed by your commitment, and I'll bet you have a great 2nd weigh in!

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Well ladies I had a slip up yesterday. I ate. A slice of American cheese and half of a grande skinny mocha from Starbucks. The mocha tasted terrible! It was like watery chocolate milk so I chunked it. Gonna not beat myself up over it and stay OP. But I don't admit my slips then I'm not being true to myself.
You're right - don't beat yourself up over it......but DO learn from it! This is your chance nolasmurf! If you are anything like me, I am sure family and friends are SICK of hearing about my diets, how much I have to lose, how I hate my looks, etc etc etc. Even I was sick myself! NOW is my time to show them I can DO it! No more talking about it - time to put up or shut-up I tell myself! So, while you can't undo yesterday, good for you for getting back on track TODAY! Don't let yourself fall back into old patterns (I was FAMOUS for saying "Oh well, already messed up, I'll start again tomorrow". CHEATING IS NOT AN OPTION this time! Come on, we are here to support you! Next time make your own skinny mocha (choc drink mix, water, ice, 1 heaping tsp espresso powder - blend til thick) - It'll be better than the Starbucks and you'll be proud of yourself for sticking with it!
PS - I'm proud of you for admitting and talking about your slip up, and I hope if that happens to me, I will be as forthcoming, and that you all will give me some straight talk as well! We WILL NOT let each other fail! This is a "No Drop Out" class - 100% will reach goal!

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Hang in there. The weight WILL come off! My coach said to try to stay off my scale. Yeah, right! I cant stay off my scale. The worst part is that my scale is 7 -8 lbs heavier than the one at the clinic. So I get to feel discouraged.....and then have to do math lol. Time for a new scale!
clbott - suppose this could be a little "tough love" but here goes. Our little group of "Augusters" is like a family, so I will give it to you straight! If you know weighing yourself at home leads to discouragement, AND you know your coach told you not to -- why do it? Yes, you CAN stay off your scale! If you are like me, I have had years and years of doing the wrong things for myself. It is time to do the RIGHT things, to follow someone ELSE'S rules - because I obviously wasn't doing what I needed to or I would not be in the position I am in now. Every time I was on a diet (literally, usually a few days of every week, until the next time I binged and gave up), I would get on that scale faithfully every day. And I would either be elated, or be discouraged because the number wasn't what I thought it should be or I would interpret normal fluctuations as failure, and it would make me want to chuck it all and just EAT! So where did weighing myself every day get me? To 218 lbs, that's where! I know the temptation - I actually had to remove my scale from my house because my inclination is to weigh every day to check my progress - but I'm just not going to do that this time. No longer my rules. So, LISTEN to your coach - she really does know what is best and what will make IP a success for you. I've seen many times on this forum, by some senior, successful members -- "Trust the program. Follow the program. You will succeed". Simple recipe! Come on all you Augusters who are still weighing at home - I challenge you to give that up! It is usually is more of a deterrent than it is a help - so why do that to yourself?
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Next comes trying parsnips and rutabaga which I have never eaten before in my many decades.....
We can eat parsnip? Really??? Doing a happy dance here. I LOVE parsnip roasted!!!
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We can eat parsnip? Really??? Doing a happy dance here. I LOVE parsnip roasted!!!
NO - we canNOT eat parsnips. I responded to original poster and made this notation there as well. Sorry (I love em too!) and the aforementioned rutabagas are allowed but occasional.
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JLUS - thank you for the warning re parsnips and rutabaga. You have SAVED me from trying something I have reluctant to eat anytime in my life

(I probably would have checked just to be sure before I made anything but this way is faster and easier!)
I WOULD suggest you try the rutabagas as fries. Cut into small fry size pieces, spray w/Pam and shake in a bag w/chosen spices (garlic powder. Salt, pepper and anything else you like). Bake on sprayed sheet at 400. Turn after about 12mins and bake another 8-10. They do not crisp like fries, but get soft and some golden color. Dip in WF ketchup and have w/a protein style burger or Big Mac in a bowl for a SUPER SUPPER! (I no longer can get rutabaga at my market so now use turnips - tho like rutabaga better!!)

Also I recommend when you get to maintenance trying parsnips roasted or mashed. Lower carb than potatoes, slightly sweet and SO TASTY!!
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Welcome to our family!! You will find encouragement and the occasional tough love here

Gee, reading my previous post, I sure hope you all don't get mad at me for the straight talk, or think I'm overstepping/too opinionated! I really don't mean to be and that would be the opposite of what I'm trying to do! I'm hoping it is taken as encouragement. I just feel passionate about doing whatever it takes for each other so we are ALL successful!! I haven't felt this encouraged in a LONG time and I KNOW I can be successful this time! I know we ALL can be as long as we support each other!
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Tried rutabagas for the first time at lunch today, pretty much as JLUS suggested except we used olive oil. They were really good , I would eat them off diet good. Too bad they are restricted though. We also just tried Jicama and really like that too.
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Hi everyone! I'm an August starter too (8/20 start). My 2 nd WI in 2 days. This forum is great idea - sharing and learning from others on similar timeline will be aded support.
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Welcome to our family!! You will find encouragement and the occasional tough love here

Gee, reading my previous post, I sure hope you all don't get mad at me for the straight talk, or think I'm overstepping/too opinionated! I really don't mean to be and that would be the opposite of what I'm trying to do! I'm hoping it is taken as encouragement. I just feel passionate about doing whatever it takes for each other so we are ALL successful!! I haven't felt this encouraged in a LONG time and I KNOW I can be successful this time! I know we ALL can be as long as we support each other!
No I don't think anyone finds you overstepping. You are absolutely right. Part of the reason I joined was to be held accountable not only to myself but to others. My sweetheart just isn't tough enough on me and my best friend is 37 weeks preggo so she's not much help. HAHA, she just wants to eat junk until the baby comes.
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I'm an "Auguster" as well. I started on 8/6. I'm down 16 but no weigh in this week since my usual day is Monday. I've had a few days of more than the 3 meals and a snack, but I've managed to eat veggies or protein. I've always been one to graze all day and for me giving that up has been the most difficult.

I'm already looking to explore some good options for ready made drinks outside of IP. I use one every day on the go, but the price tag is just crazy. I know the "old timers" and experienced losers have options on other threads.
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Hi All -

I joined on Aug-18 and LOVING this plan. I'm kicking myself that I didn't start sooner but thankfully, I'm here with y'all.

This forum is a lifesaver, thanks to all participants - you're very encouraging and full of knowledge - thanks for the share!

Did I already say I LOVE IP??!!!
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I'm an "Auguster" as well. I started on 8/6. I'm down 16 but no weigh in this week since my usual day is Monday. I've had a few days of more than the 3 meals and a snack, but I've managed to eat veggies or protein. I've always been one to graze all day and for me giving that up has been the most difficult.

I'm already looking to explore some good options for ready made drinks outside of IP. I use one every day on the go, but the price tag is just crazy. I know the "old timers" and experienced losers have options on other threads.
Many people have done perfectly well spreading things out a bit so they are eating more frequently. Have breakfast, then snack on a small portion of your veg (1/2 - 1 cup) cukes/peppers/celery w/WF dressing as dip mid morning. You can split a few oz of protein (2-4 oz) and have it w/veg/salad at lunch, then your packet an hour or two later or even flip those around. Eat remaining protein w/veg at dinner and a packet after dinner. As long as you get all packets and veg in you can divide it as you prefer. (Just don't have more than 2 cups veg in one sitting or the carbs could be too high at one time. (Note - a few coaches discourage this spreading out but most are fine with it.)

I sometimes save a cup of veg and have stewed rhubarb as dessert!!

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I'm an "Auguster" as well. I started on 8/6. I'm down 16 but no weigh in this week since my usual day is Monday. I've had a few days of more than the 3 meals and a snack, but I've managed to eat veggies or protein. I've always been one to graze all day and for me giving that up has been the most difficult.

I'm already looking to explore some good options for ready made drinks outside of IP. I use one every day on the go, but the price tag is just crazy. I know the "old timers" and experienced losers have options on other threads.
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Hi All -

I joined on Aug-18 and LOVING this plan. I'm kicking myself that I didn't start sooner but thankfully, I'm here with y'all.

This forum is a lifesaver, thanks to all participants - you're very encouraging and full of knowledge - thanks for the share!

Did I already say I LOVE IP??!!!
Welcome!

Amyllf2, great info and advice from JLUS, and I was wondering the same thing about spreading out the protein portion.

KareVT, love your enthusiasm!
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Hello everyone this is my third week of ideal and I have lost 15. Lbs. I love this product and really excited for this new group. Good luck tomorrow everyone
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Here is rainbowsmiles travel kit post! I am glad I found it, because I am going out of town in a couple of weeks and this gives me some good ideas!
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