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Old 02-16-2023, 08:20 AM   #31  
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I like your "breakfast sausage spice mix" in your Breakfast Scramble video - I use fennel, sage, garlic, thyme, s&p for "sausage" flavor too...funny thing happened a few weeks ago - I went to sprinkle on fennel and the cap was undone and I spilled ALL my fennel seeds in the pan!!!
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I love fennel!
I just ground a bunch of it as it called for ground fennel and now my grinder smells like black licorice - a smell I donít mind lol!
I love doing the videos as they are keeping me on track, a catalyst for creativity and something that struck me this week - a foundation for maintenance as I am acquiring quite a collection of recipes that I have in my binder which I will leverage in maintenance mode. This is a very different journey that Iím taking this time with this protocol and the key was recognizing PSMF as similar so it opened my eyes to what is possible with this protocol. Iím really enjoying this and feeling great - crazy that after starting this 9 years ago, I find this now and enjoying it! I seriously think this path has solved my maintenance issue. I have a video that will publish tomorrow on Salisbury steak which is something I have never eaten before (maybe those TV dinners as a kid) but it turned out great and definitely now a go to recipe. Thatís happening again and again and way better than all the fat head dough and other keto recipes with dairy, higher in fat etc. My meatball sub is so delicious that I donít consider that a ďdiet mealĒ. Im really enjoying this. Thanks for watching the videos!
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Old 02-16-2023, 04:14 PM   #32  
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So glad you are both here - would love for OneUh2 to find us again! Fingers crossed! Keep posting - it helps so much!!
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Old 02-21-2023, 01:25 AM   #33  
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So glad you are both here - would love for OneUh2 to find us again! Fingers crossed! Keep posting - it helps so much!!
Thanks, same here! And, I agree with you - it does help.
I starred Month 4 today. Halfway or so to goal. Did something I've never done before which was to take and document progress pictures. Quite telling! So happy to be where I'm at and out of all the times I've yo-yo'd I am the strongest I've ever been at this stage. I'm really enjoying what I'm doing and making videos is a fun hobby that is helping tremendously.

I lost 1.5 lbs last week for a total of 46.4 lost in 12 weeks. I have a shot at achieving my March goal in Feb at my next weigh in on the 27th. That would be cool!
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Old 02-21-2023, 03:31 PM   #34  
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I never took beginning pictures this round, but did my 1st go round and it WAS very telling - maybe I'll go grab some today (evenc though at Week 7). Speaking of which - I've been keeping at it after my brief 2-week "blip"...22lb down in 7 weeks, almost 1/3 of the way there - I'm not going to skip over my setbacks, but want to keep up my progress and remember what my successful formula is. And I'll be honest - I've got a 7-day cruise coming up in 2 weeks (my first one) and don't expect to stay on it - so expect another "big X" coming up, I plan to stay keto - but I do plan to enjoy myself and won't be monitoring myfitnesspal or portion measurements, but also won't "go crazy".

Ro, you are doing awesome! I enjoy your videos and it's a great encouragement for post-IP in the future. I'm still using packaged soup, oatmeal, and vanilla drinks with my 6oz protein + veggies, but it's easier for me to meal prep/plan and I'm needing simplicity for the moment. I look forward to your posts and your will and motivation are a great encouragement! My meals are pretty boring now, but I like it, it's easy to prep, and that keeps me motivated!
Breakfast: 1/2 Vanilla Premier Protein + 1c Power Greens + 2/3c Almond Milk + Coffee + 1/2tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder + SF Vanilla Syrup
Lunch: ProtiDiet Creamy Tomato Soup + Pureed 1c Riced Cauliflower & 1/4 Red Bell Pepper + 1c Chicken Stock + S&P/Garlic/Cayenne
Snack: ProtiDiet Banana Nut Oatmeal + Pureed 1c Riced Cauliflower + 2/3c Almond Milk + Collagen
Dinner: 6oz Protein (Chicken, Shrimp, Scallops) + 1c Veggies (Mushrooms, Zucchini, Broccoli) + EVOO

cactusblossom, thanks for the encouragement to come back and post. I like our little mini-support group. I'm not on a whole lot, but I do plan at least weekly to keep up my weekly WI at least (update my siggy too).
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Old 02-21-2023, 10:30 PM   #35  
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I never took beginning pictures this round, but did my 1st go round and it WAS very telling - maybe I'll go grab some today (evenc though at Week 7). Speaking of which - I've been keeping at it after my brief 2-week "blip"...22lb down in 7 weeks, almost 1/3 of the way there - I'm not going to skip over my setbacks, but want to keep up my progress and remember what my successful formula is. And I'll be honest - I've got a 7-day cruise coming up in 2 weeks (my first one) and don't expect to stay on it - so expect another "big X" coming up, I plan to stay keto - but I do plan to enjoy myself and won't be monitoring myfitnesspal or portion measurements, but also won't "go crazy".

Ro, you are doing awesome! I enjoy your videos and it's a great encouragement for post-IP in the future. I'm still using packaged soup, oatmeal, and vanilla drinks with my 6oz protein + veggies, but it's easier for me to meal prep/plan and I'm needing simplicity for the moment. I look forward to your posts and your will and motivation are a great encouragement! My meals are pretty boring now, but I like it, it's easy to prep, and that keeps me motivated!
Breakfast: 1/2 Vanilla Premier Protein + 1c Power Greens + 2/3c Almond Milk + Coffee + 1/2tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder + SF Vanilla Syrup
Lunch: ProtiDiet Creamy Tomato Soup + Pureed 1c Riced Cauliflower & 1/4 Red Bell Pepper + 1c Chicken Stock + S&P/Garlic/Cayenne
Snack: ProtiDiet Banana Nut Oatmeal + Pureed 1c Riced Cauliflower + 2/3c Almond Milk + Collagen
Dinner: 6oz Protein (Chicken, Shrimp, Scallops) + 1c Veggies (Mushrooms, Zucchini, Broccoli) + EVOO

cactusblossom, thanks for the encouragement to come back and post. I like our little mini-support group. I'm not on a whole lot, but I do plan at least weekly to keep up my weekly WI at least (update my siggy too).
Thanks, Liz!
That's awesome progress through 7 weeks!
I'm glad to read you have a process that works for you!
Keep going- you are doing great and I encourage you to get progress pictures because after seeing myself, I am not going back there!
That's a great plan to do keto on the cruise - it's a great way to live life but in a more healthy way than the carb load. You should have an easier time of it coming back but that doesn't seem to be an issue for you. It always was for me - once I opened that door it was so hard to close it and restart.

Looking forward to continue sharing results and support!
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Hey Ro - Don't give me too much credit for "getting back on the wagon"...I did it this last time, but honestly in the past I threw it all away after so many restarts! I think starting off with the new year helped, and it's good timing as far as being on track to get near goal by my birthday. Even with my 2 weeks that were backpedaled I'm pretty happy with my 7 week progress!
My husband got interested in keto stuff and bought a breathalyzer a few weeks ago - between that and my keto sticks I've been having kind of a weird fun time monitoring my ketosis...it's oddly satisfying to get keto readings!
Unfortunately this week my sinuses have decided to explode - I feel like hot garbage, but I guess the "upside" is that my nose is so stuffed up I can't smell anything and that's pretty much killed my appetite. I'm forcing myself to eat - which is a new thing for me. I'm not really very active and just completely stuffy...Sudafed, take me away!!!!
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Hey Ro - Don't give me too much credit for "getting back on the wagon"...I did it this last time, but honestly in the past I threw it all away after so many restarts! I think starting off with the new year helped, and it's good timing as far as being on track to get near goal by my birthday. Even with my 2 weeks that were backpedaled I'm pretty happy with my 7 week progress!
My husband got interested in keto stuff and bought a breathalyzer a few weeks ago - between that and my keto sticks I've been having kind of a weird fun time monitoring my ketosis...it's oddly satisfying to get keto readings!
Unfortunately this week my sinuses have decided to explode - I feel like hot garbage, but I guess the "upside" is that my nose is so stuffed up I can't smell anything and that's pretty much killed my appetite. I'm forcing myself to eat - which is a new thing for me. I'm not really very active and just completely stuffy...Sudafed, take me away!!!!
Feel better, Liz!
Thatís cool about your husband. That would be awesome support for you if you guys did a program together!
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WhooHoo! 8 weeks and 25lb down! I've been pretty good this week, we had dinner at a friends over the weekend and had marinated chicken , gave the skin to my kids with a few almonds on the side (better than the side which was rice!). I leave for my cruise on Saturday,.so look for another Big X next WI...I'm so looking forward to it, this is our first cruise and me and my husband have a balcony suite alone. I won't be surprised if I gain some coming back, I'll just have to get back to what works!

Last week at a school function one of the mom's commented on "my workout routine", so it's becoming noticed by others. Hopefully in another month (after my cruise) I can start hitting up the outskirts of my smaller clothes. I haven't been exercising at all but I do want to incorporate some walking/light weights soon, maybe a week on the ocean is just the chance I need!
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Hi everyone -

Sounds like things are going well! I got caught up in a work situation the last few weeks but I kept on to my program and I'm doing super well! Really excited this time and looking forward to great progress. Will check back a little bit later and write more because I'm doing this on the tablet! Have a great day and take care. Keep up the great work!
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Hi all,

How is everyone doing?
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Old 03-13-2023, 03:29 PM   #41  
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I did IP in 2012 very successfully and lost over 90 pounds. Kept it off for some time, too, then stuff happened, and Iím back for another round of needing to lose A LOT of weight. Tried a few other things in the past couple of years but never saw the same success as I had previously with IP, so I am back.

this used to be a really happening place with loads of daily chatter. I hope everyone from 2012 is skinny and happy and thatís why theyíre not here anymore.

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