3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community

3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community (https://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/)
-   Ideal Protein Diet (https://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/)
-   -   Who Started August 2013, Part III!! (https://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/289906-who-started-august-2013-part-iii.html)

slownsteady 11-19-2013 09:45 PM

Who Started August 2013, Part III!!
 
The Part II thread had 500+ posts, so time for a new one!! Below is the link to the previous August thread. Originally started for those who started IP in August of 2013, but sharing the 'love' with all you IP'ers out there and welcome comments from all! We all learn so much from each other, and we're all in this journey together. :carrot::hug:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/idea...3-part-ii.html

Kellimomo3 11-20-2013 06:39 AM

Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!! I can't believe it since the breakfast seems SO massive to me!! Hair loss has not slowed down but my doctor feels that it will. She said that this kind of hair loss is a result of a stresser (diet) three months prior which is just when I started. She thinks that my body regulated itself to the diet and the hair loss would probably have subsided even if I stayed on phase 1. I leave for the Bahamas in a little over a week. So I will do phase 4 there and if the hair loss has slowed, go back on phase 1 when I get home to lose the last ten pounds. I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP! Hate hair loss!

slownsteady 11-20-2013 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kellimomo3 (Post 4886755)
Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!! I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP! Hate hair loss!

WOW Kelli! You are a poster child for IP!! What GREAT results!! You are going to have a blast in the Bahamas! Enjoy!!! I know you will keep things under control in Phase 4. You are a superstar! :carrot:

nolasmurf 11-20-2013 10:10 AM

It truly amazes me how everyone's bodies are so different I'm 14 lbs heavier than Kelli but I'm a size 14 right now... I wish it was a 4!

MidgieMoon 11-20-2013 10:29 AM

Back from Vacation
 
1 Attachment(s)
Hi,
I am back from vacation!~ ! had a great week scuba diving in Honduras, and tried to stay on plan, but wasn't 100% successful. However, I lost 2 inches, and my weight didn't change, so hooray for that. I weighed in Monday, and then will do it again on friday, just to keep myself accountable to the plan.

Still no news on my gall bladder, but I gues no news is good news for now. My doctor is thrilled with my weifght loss and told me to dial it back in about 10 pounds, so that's exciting!

So thrilled to hear of people reaching goal, I am so happy to hear that!!!!

Here's a new photo from our diving trip!

Cheers!
M

MsKitty 11-20-2013 10:47 AM

CONGRATS to Kellimomo3 and Midgiemoon on your losses!!!!You are such inspiration continue your awesome journey and keep us posted.

mvngmntns13 11-20-2013 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kellimomo3 (Post 4886755)
Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!! I can't believe it since the breakfast seems SO massive to me!! Hair loss has not slowed down but my doctor feels that it will. She said that this kind of hair loss is a result of a stresser (diet) three months prior which is just when I started. She thinks that my body regulated itself to the diet and the hair loss would probably have subsided even if I stayed on phase 1. I leave for the Bahamas in a little over a week. So I will do phase 4 there and if the hair loss has slowed, go back on phase 1 when I get home to lose the last ten pounds. I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP! Hate hair loss!


You are amazing! Are you working out? What additional have you added in your diet as part of P3?

Meeshellee 11-20-2013 11:31 AM

Hi all, I actually started the end of July, but I don't think anyone ever started a thread for July starters...but I think I want to be a part of this August group. You guys are rockstars! And still sticking with it in November, very impressive!!

Jamiemae 11-20-2013 11:48 AM

Surprising myself!!
 
I just really needed to share from my WI last night!!! I reached my goal (+2lbs)!!! I made my next goal 29.5lbs away!!! I am feeling great today and can't stop smiling!! I'm in the smallest pants that I own right now! Thank you for reading! :carrot:

IP will be my last diet :broc:

mvngmntns13 11-20-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgieMoon (Post 4886914)
Hi,
I am back from vacation!~ ! had a great week scuba diving in Honduras, and tried to stay on plan, but wasn't 100% successful. However, I lost 2 inches, and my weight didn't change, so hooray for that. I weighed in Monday, and then will do it again on friday, just to keep myself accountable to the plan.

Still no news on my gall bladder, but I gues no news is good news for now. My doctor is thrilled with my weifght loss and told me to dial it back in about 10 pounds, so that's exciting!

So thrilled to hear of people reaching goal, I am so happy to hear that!!!!

Here's a new photo from our diving trip!

Cheers!
M

Fantastic photo -- great job! You look so so happy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamiemae (Post 4886984)
I just really needed to share from my WI last night!!! I reached my goal (+2lbs)!!! I made my next goal 29.5lbs away!!! I am feeling great today and can't stop smiling!! I'm in the smallest pants that I own right now! Thank you for reading! :carrot:

IP will be my last diet :broc:

Yeah yeah yeah!! Congrats. Keep up the momentum. What a great feeling.

Kellimomo3 11-20-2013 12:16 PM

I am not working out at all and haven't the entire time I've been on IP. The only difference right now is the phase 3 breakfast. It seems like so much! I am eating one egg on a Thomas whole wheat light english muffin with lo cal cheese, 3 pieces of bacon, half a grapefruit and a plain greek yogart. It keeps me full for hours! Those are the only carbs I have. The rest of my day is just like phase one. I am continuing to lose even though I am now out of ketosis. As soon as my hair loss stops and I get back from the Bahamas, I am hoping to go back on phase 1 to lose the last ten pounds. I am also thinking mid morning might be a good time to add in some exercise. The carbs would still be in my system and I do feel out of shape. I am weighing myself daily because I am concerned about gaining but so far still losing! Thanks for all the support and kind words. I love this forum!!!!

slownsteady 11-20-2013 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meeshellee (Post 4886967)
Hi all, I actually started the end of July, but I don't think anyone ever started a thread for July starters...but I think I want to be a part of this August group. You guys are rockstars! And still sticking with it in November, very impressive!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgieMoon (Post 4886914)
Hi,
I am back from vacation!~ ! had a great week scuba diving in Honduras, and tried to stay on plan, but wasn't 100% successful. However, I lost 2 inches, and my weight didn't change, so hooray for that.

Welcome Meeshellee, and Welcome Back MidgieMoon! Meeshellee, did you RESTART in July or were you losing already and just started on IP in July? I just see that you've lost 103 lbs!!! But surely not since July?! I know IP works, but..... :) Whatever timeframe it was doesn't matter - WOW!! What an accomplishment!

Midgie, that is so great that you continued to lose despite being on a great vacation! Way to go! And love the new pic :)

vachinyc 11-20-2013 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kellimomo3 (Post 4886755)
Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!. I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP!

That's awesome. Congrats! I'm nervous about life after phase 1 but happy to hear your success.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgieMoon (Post 4886914)
Hi,
I am back from vacation... However, I lost 2 inches, and my weight didn't change, so hooray for that. I weighed in Monday, and then will do it again on friday, just to keep myself accountable to the plan.

Welcome back! Photo is great...skinny arms :) Congrats on the inches lost.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meeshellee (Post 4886967)
Hi all, I actually started the end of July, but I don't think anyone ever started a thread for July starters...but I think I want to be a part of this August group. You guys are rockstars! And still sticking with it in November, very impressive!!

Welcome.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamiemae (Post 4886984)
I just really needed to share from my WI last night!!! I reached my goal ... I'm in the smallest pants that I own right now!

Congrats!

IP POWER to all.

ReenHag 11-20-2013 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kellimomo3 (Post 4886755)
Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!! I can't believe it since the breakfast seems SO massive to me!! Hair loss has not slowed down but my doctor feels that it will. She said that this kind of hair loss is a result of a stresser (diet) three months prior which is just when I started. She thinks that my body regulated itself to the diet and the hair loss would probably have subsided even if I stayed on phase 1. I leave for the Bahamas in a little over a week. So I will do phase 4 there and if the hair loss has slowed, go back on phase 1 when I get home to lose the last ten pounds. I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP! Hate hair loss!

Wow, great success! Enjoy your trip. You are prepared, and you will do great!

Quote:

Originally Posted by nolasmurf (Post 4886900)
It truly amazes me how everyone's bodies are so different I'm 14 lbs heavier than Kelli but I'm a size 14 right now... I wish it was a 4!

I can relate, and I totally agree! I am the same height and about five lbs heavier, and I am just now getting into a size ten. I could not imagine my body as a size four...in fact, I will be thrilled to get into an eight! Bone structure, etc., have a lot to do with it.

Clarington45 11-21-2013 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kellimomo3 (Post 4886755)
Hi guys,
Just checking in. I have been on phase three for 3 days now and am continuing to lose weight!!! I can't believe it since the breakfast seems SO massive to me!! Hair loss has not slowed down but my doctor feels that it will. She said that this kind of hair loss is a result of a stresser (diet) three months prior which is just when I started. She thinks that my body regulated itself to the diet and the hair loss would probably have subsided even if I stayed on phase 1. I leave for the Bahamas in a little over a week. So I will do phase 4 there and if the hair loss has slowed, go back on phase 1 when I get home to lose the last ten pounds. I went shopping to get some new pants yesterday and I am a size 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three months ago, there was a 1 in front of that 4!!!! Love IP! Hate hair loss!

Size 4 wow, very impressive...:) sounds like you are getting great advice and have a plan.. awesome..

Clarington45 11-21-2013 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MidgieMoon (Post 4886914)
Hi,
I am back from vacation!~ ! had a great week scuba diving in Honduras, and tried to stay on plan, but wasn't 100% successful. However, I lost 2 inches, and my weight didn't change, so hooray for that. I weighed in Monday, and then will do it again on friday, just to keep myself accountable to the plan.

Still no news on my gall bladder, but I gues no news is good news for now. My doctor is thrilled with my weifght loss and told me to dial it back in about 10 pounds, so that's exciting!

So thrilled to hear of people reaching goal, I am so happy to hear that!!!!

Here's a new photo from our diving trip!

Cheers!
M

Sounds like you had a great trip and did well staying on plan :) good for you, that is not easy to do.. I hope you hear about your gall bladder soon..

Meeshellee 11-21-2013 06:43 PM

Has anyone in this group been more hungry lately? I feel like my body is getting used to this ketosis stuff and now I'm more hungry...I don't know if this is because I've added more non-IP branded items (costco protien bars, quest bars, etc) or what the deal is. Anyone else having hunger pains?

Rockabillygirl 11-21-2013 09:53 PM

Yay! Today I crossed the 45 lb lost mark! Woo hoooo!

slownsteady 11-21-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockabillygirl (Post 4888103)
Yay! Today I crossed the 45 lb lost mark! Woo hoooo!

WOW! Congratulations, that is awesome! :carrot:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meeshellee (Post 4888000)
Has anyone in this group been more hungry lately? I feel like my body is getting used to this ketosis stuff and now I'm more hungry...I don't know if this is because I've added more non-IP branded items (costco protien bars, quest bars, etc) or what the deal is. Anyone else having hunger pains?

Possibly could be the bars. I notice when I eat the restricted bars - don't know if it's the bit higher carbs, or just the yummy sweetness and reminding me of my old carb binges - but it REALLY stirs up my cravings. I have to be very careful if I allow myself to have these. I have found I can only have them at night or I am hungry and craving all day.

Avalon1957 11-22-2013 06:09 AM

Another milestone! Just broke into the 250's for the first time in 7 years! I've lost 67 pounds in a bit less than 4 months. That's about 0.58 pounds lost per day --- or about 4 pounds lost per week -- or about 17 pounds lost per month -- on average.

https://mindstar.com/scratch/WL_2013_11_23_big.jpg

AliExpat 11-22-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avalon1957 (Post 4888190)
Another milestone! Just broke into the 250's for the first time in 7 years! I've lost 66.25 pounds in a bit less than 4 months. That's about 0.58 pounds lost per day --- or about 4 pounds lost per week -- or about 17 pounds lost per month -- on average.

Avalon I LOVE LOVE LOVE your graphs!!!!! Big congratulations on getting into the 250s, well done!!!! Keep up the awesome job!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

Ruth Ann 11-22-2013 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avalon1957 (Post 4888190)
Another milestone! Just broke into the 250's for the first time in 7 years! I've lost 66.25 pounds in a bit less than 4 months. That's about 0.58 pounds lost per day --- or about 4 pounds lost per week -- or about 17 pounds lost per month -- on average.

Outstanding Avalon! I'll bet you're doing the happy dance! :broc:

Avalon1957 11-22-2013 10:33 AM

Yes I am!

MidgieMoon 11-22-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vachinyc (Post 4887350)
That's awesome. Congrats! I'm nervous about life after phase 1 but happy to hear your success.



Welcome back! Photo is great...skinny arms :) Congrats on the inches lost.




.





IP POWER to all.

So funny! My first thought when I saw the picture was "who is that tiny person??":moo::moo:

MidgieMoon 11-22-2013 12:08 PM

So thrilled for you avalon!!!

MsKitty 11-25-2013 12:54 PM

Avalon and Midgie you both ROCK.

Here's to another week staying OP. Will go for official WI next week at clinic, it's been two weeks without WI.

lighthouse101 11-25-2013 09:56 PM

Hi all,

Just back from vacay followed by a business trip. It was overall a good experience, I think, although I won't officially WI until Saturday. I had a mini-phase off in preparation for not being on OP during my trip. I was proud of how I handled eating "normally" for 10 days. I had a few treats, a couple of glasses of wine, but didn't overdo anything and didn't have the cravings to overeat or eat tons of carbs like I feared I might. Mostly I found I just couldn't eat as much as I used to - a normal sized dinner just seemed enormous to me! And I found I could enjoy a dinner consisting mostly of protein and veggies and only a small serving of carbs. I think the whole trip was good practice for how maintenance will be.

Tomorrow it's back to phase 1, and I will be using alternative products now. I'm actually looking forward to getting back OP and keeping the losses going!

nolasmurf 11-28-2013 11:58 AM

Happy Thanksgiving. Augusters! May you all have a wonderful day! Stay strong, and OP

slownsteady 11-29-2013 07:45 PM

Happy Day After, everyone! I've been out of town for the holiday, so wasn't able to check in, but hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and are staying strong! :carrot:

Avalon, Midgie, fantastic progress!! Congrats!

ReenHag 11-30-2013 01:34 PM

Made it to goal!
 
1 Attachment(s)
Hi, Augusters!

I posted on another thread, but I also wanted to share here. Earlier this week, after three months on IP, I made it to my goal weight! I am so excited! And today, we went shopping at Goodwill and I was able to put on size eights! So thrilled! We (hubby and I) are pahsing off now; in fact, we start phase three tomorrow after an abbreviated one week on phase two. He will restart after the holidays, and I may, depending on how the next few weeks turn out.

I posted a before/ after pic from yesterday when my daughter was dressing me up in her clothes. Not my finest moment, LOL :dizzy:, but definitely a good feeling!

Thank you all for your ideas and support through this process. Before starting, I never thought I would get here, it seemed so far. But in retrospect, it was easier than I thought it would be, and I have learned so much about myself in the process.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

~Renee

Avalon1957 11-30-2013 01:46 PM

Renee, Huge congrats to you!!!! You must feel so fantastic and be so thrilled! It's great seeing another success story!

If you are willing to share ... How long did it take you to erase those 41 pounds and did you have fairly steady losses the whole time? If you'd rather keep that private, no worries! There are no time tables for dieting, that's for sure!! But I am curious as to what typical loss rates are for IP dieters.

It would be cool to see avg statistics for the entire population of 3FC IP subscribers. But then again I love numbers. Call me a statistics maven. I dream of the day I can log into the 3fc site, surf to the IP page, and see a Daily Summary page:

"Our 530 IP subscribers lost 184 pounds yesterday and 1,043 pounds in the past week."
"And the total weight loss for all members for all time is 22,458 pounds."


It could run off the numbers people punch into their PROFILE (as members update their weights). Wouldn't that be a cool board-wide ticker to watch and marvel at ... as the collective weight of our entire board membership slowly shrinks!

ReenHag 11-30-2013 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avalon1957 (Post 4892253)
Renee, Huge congrats to you!!!! You must feel so fantastic and be so thrilled! It's great seeing another success story!

If you are willing to share ... How long did it take you to erase those 41 pounds and did you have fairly steady losses the whole time? If you'd rather keep that private, no worries! There are no time tables for dieting, that's for sure!! But I am curious as to what typical loss rates are for IP dieters.

I have no problem sharing this; in fact, my start date is in my profile. I started the last Sunday in August, so I spent almost exactly three months in phase one. My losses started off gangbusters (as they tend to do) and then settled to 2-3 pounds per week.

Avalon1957 11-30-2013 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReenHag (Post 4892285)
I have no problem sharing this; in fact, my start date is in my profile. I started the last Sunday in August, so I spent almost exactly three months in phase one. My losses started off gangbusters (as they tend to do) and then settled to 2-3 pounds per week.

Wow, those are FANTASTIC results!!! That's really not long at all. You just "zipped" that weight right off!

Yes, I too have seen some gradual slowing of losses. Typical as one loses weight. I have a feeling I am going to plateau out before I reach my goal as I haven't been at my goal weight for over 20 years; but I shouldn't have to worry about that for another few months at least.

ReenHag 11-30-2013 04:37 PM

Thanks! Hubby has had great results, too. He is down 60 pounds in the same time frame. So exciting!

Have a great weekend!

~Renee

Kellimomo3 11-30-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReenHag (Post 4892248)
Hi, Augusters!

I posted on another thread, but I also wanted to share here. Earlier this week, after three months on IP, I made it to my goal weight! I am so excited! And today, we went shopping at Goodwill and I was able to put on size eights! So thrilled! We (hubby and I) are pahsing off now; in fact, we start phase three tomorrow after an abbreviated one week on phase two. He will restart after the holidays, and I may, depending on how the next few weeks turn out.

I posted a before/ after pic from yesterday when my daughter was dressing me up in her clothes. Not my finest moment, LOL :dizzy:, but definitely a good feeling!

Thank you all for your ideas and support through this process. Before starting, I never thought I would get here, it seemed so far. But in retrospect, it was easier than I thought it would be, and I have learned so much about myself in the process.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

~Renee


Congrats Renee!!!!! I am SO happy for you!!! I have phased off as well but am short of my goal. We started at the same time and close to the same weight. Good luck with your maintainence. So far so good for me!!

Coreyle 12-01-2013 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReenHag (Post 4892248)
Hi, Augusters!

I posted on another thread, but I also wanted to share here. Earlier this week, after three months on IP, I made it to my goal weight! I am so excited! And today, we went shopping at Goodwill and I was able to put on size eights! So thrilled! We (hubby and I) are pahsing off now; in fact, we start phase three tomorrow after an abbreviated one week on phase two. He will restart after the holidays, and I may, depending on how the next few weeks turn out.

I posted a before/ after pic from yesterday when my daughter was dressing me up in her clothes. Not my finest moment, LOL :dizzy:, but definitely a good feeling!

Thank you all for your ideas and support through this process. Before starting, I never thought I would get here, it seemed so far. But in retrospect, it was easier than I thought it would be, and I have learned so much about myself in the process.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

~Renee

Congratulations Renee! I've been watching your posts because we started the same day and have similar stats. You are an inspiration to me! My weight loss has been slower, but it's coming off. I plan to start phase two after the holidays. I think it will be easier for me if I stay on phase 1 and hopefully I'll be at goal as well! Keep up the great work. Can't wait to hear your updates as you progress though the phases.
Corey
FYI I'm not sure what's going on with my ticker, but I'm actually 160 lbs...can't wait to be in the 150's!

vachinyc 12-01-2013 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReenHag (Post 4892248)
Hi, Augusters!

I posted on another thread, but I also wanted to share here. Earlier this week, after three months on IP, I made it to my goal weight! I am so excited! And today, we went shopping at Goodwill and I was able to put on size eights! So thrilled! We (hubby and I) are pahsing off now; in fact, we start phase three tomorrow after an abbreviated one week on phase two. He will restart after the holidays, and I may, depending on how the next few weeks turn out.

I posted a before/ after pic from yesterday when my daughter was dressing me up in her clothes.

Wow wow wow. Pictures are great. CONGRATULATIONS! You must feel so accomplished! Yay for you...and hubby too! :congrat:

ReenHag 12-01-2013 08:18 AM

Thanks, everyone! Your support has really helped me during this journey.

First phase three breakfast today. Went BIG TIME shopping yesterday to prep for the two weeks on phase three. I plan to use some of the recipes from the Phase 3 breakfast thread, too. Yum!

Hiker88 12-01-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReenHag (Post 4892248)
Hi, Augusters!

I posted on another thread, but I also wanted to share here. Earlier this week, after three months on IP, I made it to my goal weight! I am so excited! And today, we went shopping at Goodwill and I was able to put on size eights! So thrilled! We (hubby and I) are pahsing off now; in fact, we start phase three tomorrow after an abbreviated one week on phase two. He will restart after the holidays, and I may, depending on how the next few weeks turn out.


~Renee

Congrats! You look awesome! I love pictures!!

schenectady 12-01-2013 11:45 AM

ReenHag - congratulations are in order. You have made such great and steady progress and now you have made goal. WOW!

OK Augusters - let's all hang in here and make good progress towards our goals. I have slipped and slid around a bit but bound and determined...


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.