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AZLinda 05-24-2014 03:28 PM

Calling all Newbies! IP or IP using Alternatives...Let's do this!
 
Hi there! I'm Linda and I Just started following the IP Protocol 5/21/2014. After seeing the amazing results my friend was having on the program, I knew it was for me. So today is day 4 and I love it! I took a peek at the scale and I'm already 6 lbs down! Whoohoo! I am 100% following the IP methodology but using Alternative products. :)

So far, my days go like this...

Upon waking...Coffee

B: Protein Shake

L: Turkey breast with raw veggies ie... green peppers, cucumbers, radishes, green onion, mushrooms

D: Lean steak with roasted broccoli and cauliflower and a green salad with some chopped fresh veggies. Dressing made with coconut vinegar and a little coconut oil

S: Protein shake

I'm Using Pink Himalayan sea salt liberally on my food

Drinking about 100 oz or more of water each day. Sometimes I use my soda streamer to fizz it up :dizzy: and then add a slice of lemon, and sometimes I drink it just plain. I have to stay close to the potty because boy oh boy, am I am going like a race horse..lol

Vitamins I'm currently taking...
Multi vitamin
Vit D3
Magnesium
Calcium
Potassium
Vit C
Carlson's finest Fish oil

I feel GREAT except today I have a headache probably from my body detoxing. :p

Anyway, I thought it would be a whole lotta fun to get a group of us that have recently started, planning to start, or even re-starting together for added accountability, support, and motivation. So join me and let's get this party started!! :carrot:


~Linda

Butterfly2005 05-24-2014 03:51 PM

Hey Linda thanks for starting the thread. I am excited to be doing this with you:hug:

AZLinda 05-24-2014 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Butterfly2005 (Post 5009771)
Hey Linda thanks for starting the thread. I am excited to be doing this with you:hug:

You are welcome! So happy to be doing this with you too! :hug: Let's get busy and squash some fat cells!! :carrot:

12Anniepoo 05-24-2014 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZLinda (Post 5009775)
You are welcome! So happy to be doing this with you too! :hug: Let's get busy and squash some fat cells!! :carrot:

Welcome to both of you! I a newbie too, though I've been on the boards here for a little bit longer than either of you. :) I started IP on May 1. There's a thread for May starters too--you'll want to be sure to say "hi" over there!

So excited to get all scrawny with you both! xoxox :carrot:

SarahEileen 05-24-2014 04:29 PM

Awesome, I'm three weeks into really being focused. I am still going to a clinic but getting ready to switch completely to alternative products, $$$. I've subscribed to this thread and looking forward to getting to know ya'll and watching your progress!

AZLinda 05-24-2014 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12Anniepoo (Post 5009779)
Welcome to both of you! I a newbie too, though I've been on the boards here for a little bit longer than either of you. :) I started IP on May 1. There's a thread for May starters too--you'll want to be sure to say "hi" over there!

So excited to get all scrawny with you both! xoxox :carrot:

Thanks Annie! Happy to have you join us! You are doing awesome! I can go for scrawny...lol Let's do it!

AZLinda 05-24-2014 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SarahEileen (Post 5009785)
Awesome, I'm three weeks into really being focused. I am still going to a clinic but getting ready to switch completely to alternative products, $$$. I've subscribed to this thread and looking forward to getting to know ya'll and watching your progress!


Welcome to the group Sarah! :wave: So happy you are joining us! We are so gonna rock this!

weathermom 05-24-2014 06:30 PM

I'll join you too! I'm on day 1. A restart after a couple years break. This time is it.

AZLinda 05-24-2014 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weathermom (Post 5009828)
I'll join you too! I'm on day 1. A restart after a couple years break. This time is it.

:cp:Yay! I am so happy you are joining us Weathermom! Yes this time is it!!

lizajuse 05-24-2014 10:20 PM

Hi everyone! I'm new to IP too this month - started on May 1st and I really haven't lost as much as I'd hope for my best friend's wedding I'm in on 6/21.....I have cheated the last two Sundays but tomorrow I'll do better!! I am on the boards here and there and have gotten some great ideas- I'm running low on the vitamins so I'm wondering what anyone has come up with for alternatives?
TIA :)

AZLinda 05-24-2014 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizajuse (Post 5009888)
Hi everyone! I'm new to IP too this month - started on May 1st and I really haven't lost as much as I'd hope for my best friend's wedding I'm in on 6/21.....I have cheated the last two Sundays but tomorrow I'll do better!! I am on the boards here and there and have gotten some great ideas- I'm running low on the vitamins so I'm wondering what anyone has come up with for alternatives?
TIA :)

Hi Liza! You can do it! I have been using what vitamins I already had so I haven't really looked into perfectly matching them up to the IP ones. Sorry I am not more help on this subject, maybe someone else can chime in. :)

DebbieCurrie 05-25-2014 03:21 AM

Hi everyone. This is my first post here, so I hope I done mess it up. I started IP 5 weeks ago and lost 16 lbs in the first 4 weeks. I was away last week visiting my son who is a foodie and very over weight. The first 5 days of the visit I went totally nuts eating in resturants with him. I found that the longer I ate like that the worst I felt.
I convinced my son that if he wanted to loss weigh quickly, that IP was the way to go. On the 6th day of my "vacation" he joined a local IP centre and I got back on track.
I know I will not cheat again till I have lost my weight and I know my son will succeed, he is a true warriour in every sense of the word. I called my weight coach today and thanked her from the bottom of my heart for 1. Convincing me to start this journey and 2. For hopefully changing my son's life

lisa32989 05-25-2014 08:32 AM

Newcomers
Welcome
Please join the daily chat
That is where you'll find all the forum support.
When I joined, I quickly discovered that the knowledge base was in the people "ahead" of me, rather than with the people who were new, like me.

Butterfly2005 05-25-2014 09:34 AM

Welcome everyone Nice to meet you all. Let do this:carrot:

AZLinda 05-25-2014 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DebbieCurrie (Post 5009932)
Hi everyone. This is my first post here, so I hope I done mess it up. I started IP 5 weeks ago and lost 16 lbs in the first 4 weeks. I was away last week visiting my son who is a foodie and very over weight. The first 5 days of the visit I went totally nuts eating in resturants with him. I found that the longer I ate like that the worst I felt.
I convinced my son that if he wanted to loss weigh quickly, that IP was the way to go. On the 6th day of my "vacation" he joined a local IP centre and I got back on track.
I know I will not cheat again till I have lost my weight and I know my son will succeed, he is a true warriour in every sense of the word. I called my weight coach today and thanked her from the bottom of my heart for 1. Convincing me to start this journey and 2. For hopefully changing my son's life

Welcome to the group Debbie! Very happy to have you join us! Wow, you are having amazing results with the program! So happy you convinced your Son to start too, that is just wonderful :) I bet your coach was just delighted! I can't wait to see the amazing results the two of you are going to have.

AZLinda 05-25-2014 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisa32989 (Post 5009985)
Newcomers
Welcome
Please join the daily chat
That is where you'll find all the forum support.
When I joined, I quickly discovered that the knowledge base was in the people "ahead" of me, rather than with the people who were new, like me.

Thank you for the welcome Lisa! I will for sure join in on the daily chat, I have been reading and learning a lot from all the different threads. Everyone seems so warm and inviting.:hug: I really do like joining a variety of threads. Some with the ones ahead of me and then some with the ones new like me that are just starting on their journey.

Missduff 05-26-2014 06:36 AM

IP girl
 
;)Good morning,
So happy to be here with all of you! Started IP 5/14, 1st wk 7 lb loss, this second week little slip ups, have started working out. Feel good! Get my measurements taken Weds. Good luck, we can do this :-)

walkernjh 05-26-2014 08:20 AM

Hi Linda!!!!!!:cp::cp::dancer::dancer:

So happy to see you on these boards!!! You will learn a ton from all the smart people and their posts on this forum. Plus - the enthusiasm you have for getting to a healthy weight will inspire others here.

So happy to be on this journey together.......we have tried so many ways and I truly believe this is the right one. Outside of chopping a lot of veggies just puts your eating on remote control. So easy to plan once you get the principles down.

Is Neat going to join these boards?

Nancy

P.S. What brand of vegetable slicer did you get? The one that makes zucchini shaped like pasta?

Sheena1966 05-26-2014 12:39 PM

Hi everyone! I am starting today. Looking forward to the support. I am a carb junkie and a chocoholic so this is going to be hard but I am going to give it a try!

AZLinda 05-26-2014 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missduff (Post 5010368)
;)Good morning,
So happy to be here with all of you! Started IP 5/14, 1st wk 7 lb loss, this second week little slip ups, have started working out. Feel good! Get my measurements taken Weds. Good luck, we can do this :-)

Missduff!! Welcome to our group!! I am so pleased that you have joined us! :bravo: to you on your first weeks results...7 pounds is fantastic! Glad to hear you are feeling good! Me too! Today is day 6 for me. First week weigh in is Wednesday. I havn't started working out at all yet, I wanted to let my body get into ketosis and then adjust a little beforehand. So, this coming weekend, I will start by adding in some lighter cardio such as walking, riding my bike, and swimming. I'm excited to get started with those.

We can do this! :flame: We got the fat burning fire going!!

AZLinda 05-26-2014 01:46 PM

:hug:
Quote:

Originally Posted by walkernjh (Post 5010408)
Hi Linda!!!!!!:cp::cp::dancer::dancer:

So happy to see you on these boards!!! You will learn a ton from all the smart people and their posts on this forum. Plus - the enthusiasm you have for getting to a healthy weight will inspire others here.

So happy to be on this journey together.......we have tried so many ways and I truly believe this is the right one. Outside of chopping a lot of veggies just puts your eating on remote control. So easy to plan once you get the principles down.

Is Neat going to join these boards?

Nancy

P.S. What brand of vegetable slicer did you get? The one that makes zucchini shaped like pasta?

Nancy!!!!! Awe you made my heart sing when I saw you were joining our group! Welcome! :hug: wouldn't be the same withoutcha my friend!

I agree with you 100% in saying that this is the plan that will set us free from fat forever! I'm ready to do this, mind is right where it should be and I'm feeling fantastic already and I just started day 6! Crazy!

Yes! Neat joined the group also, she is Butterfly2005 :wave: Hi Neat!!

I got the paderno veggie spiral slicer from Amazon, it has 3 different blades so you can make a couple different thicknesses of noodles and also it does the ribbon cuts too. Here is the link to it... http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-...gie+spiralizer

Looking forward to getting my "skinny" on with ya girlfriend! And again, welcome to the group!

AZLinda 05-26-2014 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheena1966 (Post 5010583)
Hi everyone! I am starting today. Looking forward to the support. I am a carb junkie and a chocoholic so this is going to be hard but I am going to give it a try!

:welcome2: Sheena! Glad to have you!

Hey, I hear you on being a carb junkie and chocoholic...I'm guilty as well. But every single day that passes that we don't eat that junk, it'll get easier and easier and the cravings will get less and less. We are going to do this! :cheers: Ps. that is water in those glasses! lol

AZLinda 05-26-2014 03:10 PM

Hello everyone! I thought it would be nice to tell a little about ourselves and maybe a little history about where each of us has been in our battle of the buldge. Let's get to know each other a little bit...

I'll start. I've lived in Sunny Arizona since 1998 but I am originally from Michigan. Love Arizona! I am married to a wonderful Man and we will be celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary this coming July 25th. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Our Son being the only one still in the nest. I have an Eclectus Parrot named Einstein who is a hoot, and I have a toy fox terrier named Mia who is a little sweetie.

I was never overweight as a child or teenager or even in my early 20s. I started gaining weight after my Last child was born when I was 25. Year by year, I would gain a little more and a little more but I had a blind eye to it. Sure, I would try the most current diets and lose a little weight, but I never really took it serious. Not untill I found myself at 216 pounds in the year 2005 that is. At that time I finally realized that I had to do something.

So, I decided on a diet that I saw on a TV infomercial. I did great. I was so head strong and would not cheat if my life depended on it. I lost about 66 pounds...getting down to 150. Felt great, looked great! Well It was the holidays and I decided to "take a break" and get back on the plan to lose that last 10 lbs after the holidays were over. Well that isn't what happened. To make a long story short, over the course of the next year or so, I gained ever single pound that I had worked so hard to lose... back.

That was 8 years ago and since that time, I have tried many different diet plans out there and sure, I would lose 20 or 30 pounds but then I would completely fall off and gain it back. Over and over this has happened when I finally just gave up and accepted the fact that I was doomed to live trapped in this fat body for the rest of my life.

Fast forward to about a week ago when my Friend Nancy told me about Ideal Protein and how awesome she was doing on it. I googled it and read as much as I could find on it and decided to go for it! It just clicked with me, and something inside me told me "this is it!" "you can do this!". So, I headed to the grocery store and loaded my cart with fresh lean meats, vegetables, healthy fats, some vinegars and spices and started the following day... Wednesday May 21st at my heaviest weight in my life... 221.4! I LOVE it! I have that fire back that I had all those years ago! This is my year, and I will reach my goal...that I know! Thank you Nancy!

I feel blessed, happy, and thankful to be able to walk this journey hand and hand with you ladies. A few of you, I have known for many years, and we have fought our battles and struggled with our food addiction together, and the rest of you, we are surely to become warriors together.

I look forward to locking arms with all of you and for all of us to reach our goals!

~Linda

KillerKandy 05-26-2014 03:50 PM

Hey everyone! I just restarted IP last thursday and snuch a peak at the scale and im down 7 already :)
In the last 2 years a little bit less, I lost 100 pounds on IP and then gained it all back. So nowim here and ready to get back at it.
look forward to this and glad to be on this journey for the second time!

AZLinda 05-26-2014 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KillerKandy (Post 5010710)
Hey everyone! I just restarted IP last thursday and snuch a peak at the scale and im down 7 already :)
In the last 2 years a little bit less, I lost 100 pounds on IP and then gained it all back. So nowim here and ready to get back at it.
look forward to this and glad to be on this journey for the second time!

:welcome3: to the group Kandy! Happy to have you join us! No looking back, you aren't going that way...look ahead and keep your eye on the prize! You did it once and you will do it again..no doubt! Only this time you are more better armed in knowing what went wrong! Let's do it!

Julzfatnomore 05-26-2014 07:00 PM

Hello everyone! I'm new as well. I'm on day six and starting to feel better. Looking forward to my WI on Wednesday. I like the daily thread with all the people ahead of me but also find comfort with those in the same boat as I'm in.

I live 45min North of Seattle. I have two grown children, ages 25 and 28. I am mom to three French Bulldogs. I am retired and spend a lot if time with my dogs in agility and obedience. I am in a MINI Cooper car club and have an unhealthy obsession with my car, Ruby...lol I am also very active in community theater and feel most at home on stage.

AZLinda 05-26-2014 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Julzfatnomore (Post 5010802)
Hello everyone! I'm new as well. I'm on day six and starting to feel better. Looking forward to my WI on Wednesday. I like the daily thread with all the people ahead of me but also find comfort with those in the same boat as I'm in.

I live 45min North of Seattle. I have two grown children, ages 25 and 28. I am mom to three French Bulldogs. I am retired and spend a lot if time with my dogs in agility and obedience. I am in a MINI Cooper car club and have an unhealthy obsession with my car, Ruby...lol I am also very active in community theater and feel most at home on stage.

:welcome: to the group Julz! We are on the same day! I can't wait till WI either! So cute you named your car Ruby! Is she red?

Slipfree 05-26-2014 10:08 PM

Linda, just wanted to say that your positive, can do attitude will get you to goal with IP.

Wishing all of the May Starters, a smooth and successful IP journey :)

ontheshoresarah 05-26-2014 10:10 PM

Hi again newbies....
I figured I would post a little about myself...for being 32 I feel like learning how to navigate this forum isn't very easy! I don't see my profile pic displayed and it is very irritating lol.

Anyway, I live in Erie, PA and work for a textbook company designing math books. I love animals...smooshy faced especially. I have been married 3 years, my husband has a 32 inch waste and can eat whatever he wants, but I wouldn't trade him for the world. We got married in Las Vegas at the Bellagio, we do love Vegas! We have been trying to conceive for 3 years, and hoping it happens soon. Though the doctor thinks my weight isn't the issue, it will only help.

I posted on a thread earlier but Target has a $10 off $30 in the nutrition section in their sunday flyer and online. I went and got some of the RTD EAS drinks and pure protein bars so that I could swap a few here and there. (Also because I tossed 3 things I hated in my start up bag). I have been sleeping like a log! I know I am finally in ketosis, and ketostix i bought tonight confirmed. Yay!

12Anniepoo 05-26-2014 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ontheshoresarah (Post 5010892)
Hi again newbies....
I figured I would post a little about myself...for being 32 I feel like learning how to navigate this forum isn't very easy! I don't see my profile pic displayed and it is very irritating lol.

Anyway, I live in Erie, PA and work for a textbook company designing math books. I love animals...smooshy faced especially. I have been married 3 years, my husband has a 32 inch waste and can eat whatever he wants, but I wouldn't trade him for the world. We got married in Las Vegas at the Bellagio, we do love Vegas! We have been trying to conceive for 3 years, and hoping it happens soon. Though the doctor thinks my weight isn't the issue, it will only help.

I posted on a thread earlier but Target has a $10 off $30 in the nutrition section in their sunday flyer and online. I went and got some of the RTD EAS drinks and pure protein bars so that I could swap a few here and there. (Also because I tossed 3 things I hated in my start up bag). I have been sleeping like a log! I know I am finally in ketosis, and ketostix i bought tonight confirmed. Yay!

Hey Sarah! I had the same problem with my pic at first. Instead of it being your profile pic, it's actually the "avatar" you need. When you upload an avatar, it will show next to your posts. :D

AZLinda 05-26-2014 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slipfree (Post 5010891)
Linda, just wanted to say that your positive, can do attitude will get you to goal with IP.

Wishing all of the May Starters, a smooth and successful IP journey :)

Thank you so much! I am so determined...I am gonna give it my all! Wow, look at you, you are doing and look fabulous! Save me a spot in Onederland!!

AZLinda 05-26-2014 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ontheshoresarah (Post 5010892)
Hi again newbies....
I figured I would post a little about myself...for being 32 I feel like learning how to navigate this forum isn't very easy! I don't see my profile pic displayed and it is very irritating lol.

Anyway, I live in Erie, PA and work for a textbook company designing math books. I love animals...smooshy faced especially. I have been married 3 years, my husband has a 32 inch waste and can eat whatever he wants, but I wouldn't trade him for the world. We got married in Las Vegas at the Bellagio, we do love Vegas! We have been trying to conceive for 3 years, and hoping it happens soon. Though the doctor thinks my weight isn't the issue, it will only help.

I posted on a thread earlier but Target has a $10 off $30 in the nutrition section in their sunday flyer and online. I went and got some of the RTD EAS drinks and pure protein bars so that I could swap a few here and there. (Also because I tossed 3 things I hated in my start up bag). I have been sleeping like a log! I know I am finally in ketosis, and ketostix i bought tonight confirmed. Yay!

Sarah~ I see Annie helped you with your avatar (profile pic) :)

Thanks so much for the heads up on the sale Target is having. I need to go pick up some RTD's... so convenient when at work. Yay for being in Ketosis...whoop whoop :dancer:

ontheshoresarah 05-26-2014 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12Anniepoo (Post 5010896)
Hey Sarah! I had the same problem with my pic at first. Instead of it being your profile pic, it's actually the "avatar" you need. When you upload an avatar, it will show next to your posts. :D


Thanks! Much better!

KillerKandy 05-26-2014 11:31 PM

So I bought this new protein powder today from GNC called Promasil Milk Chocolate I think its in line with protocol, its just a lot higher in protein. it cost me $21.99 for 15 servings.
1 serving Equals:
100 - Cal
10 - cals from fat
Total Fat - 1g
Cholesterol - 10mg
Sodium - 70mg
Potassium - 10 mg
Carbs - 0 (No fiber or sugar...so literally 0)
Protein - 22g
Sweetened with stevia
Any input?

Julzfatnomore 05-27-2014 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZLinda (Post 5010907)
I need to go pick up some RTD's... so convenient when at work. Yay for being in Ketosis...whoop whoop :dancer:

What are RTD's?

Yes, Ruby is red! She's beautiful and I'm obsessed with her...lol

Linda, where in Arizona are you living? I've got a second home there and go often.

AZLinda 05-27-2014 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KillerKandy (Post 5010943)
So I bought this new protein powder today from GNC called Promasil Milk Chocolate I think its in line with protocol, its just a lot higher in protein. it cost me $21.99 for 15 servings.
1 serving Equals:
100 - Cal
10 - cals from fat
Total Fat - 1g
Cholesterol - 10mg
Sodium - 70mg
Potassium - 10 mg
Carbs - 0 (No fiber or sugar...so literally 0)
Protein - 22g
Sweetened with stevia
Any input?

Kandy~ In my opinon, I think that protein powder Looks really good!

AZLinda 05-27-2014 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Julzfatnomore (Post 5010963)
What are RTD's?

Yes, Ruby is red! She's beautiful and I'm obsessed with her...lol

Linda, where in Arizona are you living? I've got a second home there and go often.

Julz~ Ruby sounds Awesome! I live in Mesa, love it here! RTD stands for Ready to drink...protein drinks that are premixed and ready. :)

Ruth Ann 05-27-2014 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KillerKandy (Post 5010943)
So I bought this new protein powder today from GNC called Promasil Milk Chocolate I think its in line with protocol, its just a lot higher in protein. it cost me $21.99 for 15 servings.
1 serving Equals:
100 - Cal
10 - cals from fat
Total Fat - 1g
Cholesterol - 10mg
Sodium - 70mg
Potassium - 10 mg
Carbs - 0 (No fiber or sugar...so literally 0)
Protein - 22g
Sweetened with stevia
Any input?

You might be better off posting this question in the Daily Chat or Alternatives That Will Work on P1 thread where some of the veterans will see it and check it out for you. So many people who have done really well with alternatives hang out there and have all the stats memorized!

drbuzymom 05-27-2014 09:46 AM

Nice me too I new to IP started last tuesday. This is my first week, first weigh in is tommorrow

tvizz 05-27-2014 09:49 AM

Hi everyone! I just restarted IP this week. I had great success before - lost 20 lbs but let life and my stress get in the way so now I am back on track. I'm using a mixture of IP foods and the gluten free Evolution products, as well as a couple of the Proti-diet foods. Eventually - if/when I hit a plateau, I plan on staying away from the foods with sucralose in them. I find, with me, that foods with sucralose seemed to affect my weight loss in the past and staying away from them helped. I'm one of those people who likes to work out - especially to relieve stress, but I've also found that I really have to back off otherwise it stalls my weight loss - I think it is hormone thing and because calories are limited - it's too much on the body. Anyways - I am determined to get to maintenance. I just downloaded the Beck Diet so I can listen to it when I'm on the road. A big part of this is emotional/psychological for me so I find the material in the Beck Diet is really helpful. Alright gang - Let's do this! :)


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