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Old 11-06-2015, 08:15 AM   #436  
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Love that you are hula hooping Destony!!

If you don't have classes nearby, try YouTube for video instructions. I researched hula hooping a few years back and found a lot of free instruction on YouTube, plus info on how to create your personalized hoop... Fun opportunities to play with Duct tape....
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:37 AM   #437  
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I wonder if the Hula Hoop creators ever dreamed their product would be used for workouts?

We got hammered by storms last night, including a tornado warning, but today is sunny albeit quite a bit cooler. No running today, although I might try to get in a short walk. I'm trying not to think too much about tomorrow's race and get all nervous about it. Maybe I'll go to the mall and exchange a pair of pants, for distraction. Gotta work on some wedding stuff, too, and stop by the health food store for a couple of things.

I loaded myself up with fiber over the last couple of days and finally got results. But the scale holds steady at 156. I can only hope it stays that constant in maintenance! haha. I realized this morning I haven't checked my measurements in a while so need to do that on Monday at my next "official" weekly weigh-in.

For the record, although I'm in P2, I'm not eating the 8 oz of lean protein twice a day. It just feels like too much. So I've been doing 4-6 oz. at lunch, and 6-8 at dinner, depending on how fatty the meat is. I'm starting to think more about P3 and my breakfast choices, and have been reading bread and oatmeal labels at the grocery store so I know what my options are when I start P3 in 10 days.
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HISGlad that you made it through the night unscathed. Shopping is always a great distraction! I think that I will have no problem with the 8 & 8 in P2. I'm excited for you to get updated measurements. I'll bet they'll be great! Best of luck tomorrow- I know you'll do great!
I love the hooping, it's almost mindless and I can do it in my living room and watch Netflix. I have added a bunch of workouts from YouTube that I can mirror on my ipad to the tv. There isn't anything that's really good so far that I have come across. The app for FXP isn't useful either. I like to get going and follow, not stop to see what the next exercise is.
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Hello! Im Raylynn, Im new here. I'm starting IP tomorrow and I'm pretty excited. I have quite a long journey ahead of me but I plan to NEVER cheat, like I have on my other "diets". But my friend has been on IP for about a month and a half and the amount of inches she has lost is CRAZY. I have 150lbs of lean muscle (my coach says this is from carrying around my weight for so long) so my UGW is actually pretty high, which kind of scares me but also excites me because that means i dont have as far to go as i thought i did.
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CW: 294
GW1: 254 (-50lbs)
GW2: 194 (-100lbs)
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Im 5'5.

I also started a blog to track my journey, give motivation, add recipes that I like, and just track my day. Its called http://ideallyraylynn.wordpress.com
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:21 PM   #440  
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Welcome, Raylynn! If you commit to staying on the protocol, you will see amazing results. The first week can be tough, but once those pounds start coming off, it gets exciting. Your UGW can be modified as you get closer to it, so don't stress too much about it.
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Discovered one reason I might not be losing weight - massive fluid retention! When I got dressed today, I noticed my ankles were a little puffy, but I figured that moving around all day would help. Several hours later (after walking/shopping in jeans), I tried on a pair of capris in a store dressing room and saw that my ankles and calves were HUGE!! My feet were puffed out over the sides of my shoes! I came home and put on some post-op compression hose! What in the world??? I haven't had excessive salt. I'm drinking water. Right now I'm on the sofa with my legs elevated. I drank some extra coffee for the diuretic effect. I wonder if this is a P2 thing?
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Welcome to you Raylynn!
HIS oh my goodness, I wonder what it is? That's weird, especially with not eating a lot of salt.
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Welcome, Raylynn! If you commit to staying on the protocol, you will see amazing results. The first week can be tough, but once those pounds start coming off, it gets exciting. Your UGW can be modified as you get closer to it, so don't stress too much about it.
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Discovered one reason I might not be losing weight - massive fluid retention! When I got dressed today, I noticed my ankles were a little puffy, but I figured that moving around all day would help. Several hours later (after walking/shopping in jeans), I tried on a pair of capris in a store dressing room and saw that my ankles and calves were HUGE!! My feet were puffed out over the sides of my shoes! I came home and put on some post-op compression hose! What in the world??? I haven't had excessive salt. I'm drinking water. Right now I'm on the sofa with my legs elevated. I drank some extra coffee for the diuretic effect. I wonder if this is a P2 thing?
HIS - I would get that checked out asap. Get a blood test to test kidneys, etc. That is not a "P2 thing". Even if the swelling subsides, I would go get a check-up. And, this is coming from somebody who has white coat syndrome so I avoid the doctor like the plague. I got to goal and felt awful and was very dizzy and blood test revealed a bunch of abnormalities that took me many months to recover from. I was shocked that had been going on without me realizing it until I hit the wall physically - I could not function. I know you have your race tomorrow, but I would get that checked out asap.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:08 AM   #443  
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Quick update: Things are much better since my lie-down and having had several big glasses of water. While on the sofa, I looked over my food diary from the last couple of days and I think the culprit is probably the 10 pre-made turkey meatballs I had yesterday. However, I am going to keep an eye on things and if I have another episode of unexpected edema, I'll call the doctor. (Also checked my b.p. and it's okay.)

I'm heading to bed since I have to be up at 6:15 to get ready for the race sign-in at 7 am. I'm excited!
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Raylynn glad you're joining us here. Lots of us here have been where you are, IP really works if you stick with it. let us know how it's going, we're all here to help each other

HIS - OMG, just getting caught up this morning .... what a scare, but so glad for you it seems like you've found the cause. Do be watchful, though.
You're probably headed to the race already, so you won't see this till after, but GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!!! We want to hear all about it when you get back!
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Hi all!
Checking in over here too! Things are plugging along. Official weigh in this morning has me down another 2.4#. I couldn't believe it. I did a mid-week check and had lost a pound, so I was so happy that I lost another 1.4. I am down 5# in 2 weeks being back on P1. I have surpassed my mini goal of 155# and am now laser focused on getting to 150#.

HIS- can't wait to hear about the race! And glad the swelling went down in your legs. I am very reactionary to sodium too. I haven't ever had an episode like that, but I know when I eat too much sodium, my rings are tighter and my shoes too.
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HIS - hope your race went well! After letting my hypoglycemic episodes go, probably too long, I would definitely suggest at least calling your PDoc and letting them know. I am also sodium sensitive - Janeva's spaghetti sauce bloats me (my own fault) but like Jenny, it sausages my fingers and will show on the scale...no edema.

Welcome Raylynn! This group has been invaluable to me on this journey. Tons of support and lots of weight lost!

Congrats Jenny!

So last night was so much fun - at least once we got in with the band I was a big ball of mess leading up to the actual m&g - idk why though. They were all awesome and we had some great personal conversations - Halloween, kids, etc.
Yes, we 'paid' for this - but for anyone who has done or paid for VIP concert tickets, or even a m&g, especially with a popular band - this was very different.
My cousin did a m&g with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and it was $500 for tickets, a handshake, and a picture We didn't pay anywhere near that much, got over an hour with the guys, a song (not three...but that was our fault b/c we were yapping) and drinks (I had water) / snacks
A picture is attached. (I am in the red dress)

So I went Thursday and purchased a blood glucose meter - about $30 total. I took my fasting sugars today & yesterday morning - and it was 80 (good / normal). This morning I had a good compliant breakfast around 9am, took DD10 to dance, went shopping, and came home to get my prepping / cooking done for the week. Started feeling funny around 2:30 - 5.5 hours after I'd last ate. Normally I would have gone straight for the salt / potassium, instead I took my BG and the alarm went off...60 ate and it was fine.

Another low blood sugar episode

I have messaged my pDoc and will continue to monitor / make sure I eat regularly.
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Beth - your M&G with the band sounds like you had fun, BIG smile on your face in the pic, and BTW, look at skinny you!! Lookin' good!!

Glad to hear that it sounds like you pinned down the cause for your BG episodes, like you said, just make sure you keep some food with you so you can eat often enough... even a bite or 2 of a bar. Hope that's all it is! It'll probably be less of an issue anyway with P3, which is good!
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Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't popped in sooner; it was a day of back-to-back events and commitments.

I didn't sleep well last night, which wasn't totally unexpected, feeling a bit anxious about the race. Got up at 6:15 and weighed, and I was at goal! So that started the day off right. I had my coffee and something I'd been waiting for for weeks: an Oreo cookie. That was my pre-race carbs. Also drank half a GNC shake.

The weather was perfect, 52 and cloudy, not hot at all. The course was mostly flat and uncrowded. This was a charity run hosted by a local group in a neighboring small town, so attendance was low. Maybe 40 people total? It was also very low-tech, so no stress about chip timers or anything like that. I was the 3rd woman to finish (could have been 2nd but I spent too long dinking around with my iPod at the start), and according to the race organizers, I finished in 26 minutes. Personally, I find that totally unbelievable. The course was definitely 3.1 miles, so they must have mis-read their clocks or something, because there's no way I ran sub-9-minute miles, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't the Power of the Oreo. But I felt great. They had fruit for us at the finish, but I just had the other half of my shake and a bottle of water.

Later in the day, I had to exchange a pair of pants I'd bought at NY&Co two weeks ago because I just didn't like the way they fit in the thighs. I decided to try a different cut but the same size, 8 tall. Naturally, that was the one size they were sold out of. The salesgirl said, "Why don't you try a 6?" I was thinking, "I probably won't even be able to get them zipped," but I said okay. OMgosh. THEY FIT. PERFECTLY.

Finally got home at 8:30 pm. I stayed on protocol all day except for the Oreo and not getting enough veggies. My ankles look good.

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Beth, you look so happy and healthy in that photo! I'm glad the glucometer is helping you manage your diet.

Jenny, you're rocking the diet.

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Such a great read first thing in the morning ladies!!!
Beth I hope that this solves things and was the crux of the problem for you. Sounds like an easy enough fix. Manageable is more what I mean I think. Your picture with the band, what can I say?? That beaming smile and that waist, did everyone see that waist? You look MAHVELOUS lady!!! Simply awesome!!!
Jenny congratulations on your continuing success!! Thank you too, you are showing me, and all of us, how to use the tools to get back to where we need to be when life creeps up on us. Recognizing it before it's too late, and that it's doable! Thank you for that!!!
HISYAY!!! Goal weight, an Oreo AND an amazing race time!!! I'm going with the theory that things happen In threes, and that race time was accurate! You had so much in your favor, so I say, YOU.DID.IT!!! I'm happy for you that th swelling didn't return. That must have been scary, it would have freaked me right out, as would Beth's issue. Oh, and a 6?? How much more perfect could your day have gotten? That's incredible!!!
Had my w/I yesterday, down a pound and officially in to the 130s. Though on my bathroom scale in the morning first thing I am 136, but officially, 139.6. I'll take it!!! I haven't been I the 130s for probably 20 years?? Or more...last night we went to dbf's 40th high school reunion. It was fun, though I really didn't know anyone. I've been to his 30th when we first started dating, and 35th so there were a couple of people,I did remember. I hula hooped for about forty minutes yesterday afternoon, then before we went (it was to be passed h'ors doerves) I had a quest peanut butter shake (yum) some salad greens WF honey balsamic dressing and four oz of grilled chicken. Just in case there wasn't anything I could eat. So, around 9ish, I had a scallop wrapped in bacon (first bacon since February ) it was really good, the first bite anyways, I didn't need to finish it, but I ate the rest, a couple of slices of baked ham and a slice of salami. They were very thin, not salty at all, and if it was 2 oz total, I'd be surprised, and 5 kalamata olives. I drank water with lemon. When we got home, I did have a crispy square, I just felt the need for it. I thought I'd pay a hefty price this morning, having been 136 on the nose yestrday morning, I was 136.2 this morning. I will drink plenty of water to flush the salt from the olives through and probably not have a restricted today and maybe not tomorrow. We are planning on going oysteing this afternoon. Looking forward to that. I'll probably do my usual 3 or 4 raw on the half shell and be good.
I hope that everyone has a great day!!

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This is so nice, waking up to all this good news!

HIS ------ BEST. DAY. EVER .
Wow, that was quite a day for you!

for goal weight !!!
for the Oreo!!
for the fantastic race!! you've worked so hard for it, so happy for you!
and OMG, just to add the icing on the cake (so to speak ) ---SIZE 6!!!




Linda -- 140s gone forever, you must be so thrilled to be in the 130s! That change in decade just feels so great, doesn't it!
Glad you had fun at the reunion, and managed the food part of it so well.


I had a late-ish night yesterday, out with some friends. Not much food involved, and I had dinner before, so no problems there, and it was easy to bypass drinks. Having a bit of a late start this morning, and it will probably be a lazy Sunday morning for me. Very chilly out (35) but lovely and sunny, so I might just bundle up a bit later and go for a walk.
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