I have created this blog to offer ideas and hopefully some motivation as well as to inform those who may be interested in the diet. I would love comments about your successes, frustrations,ideas, or recipes. If anyone would like to share their story or recipes I would love to add you as an author to this blog.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ideal Protein Class

Several of you are reaching weight loss amounts now where people are starting to take notice and ask questions. One of the Diet Specialists from Ideal Protein will be flying in to teach a class at our office. This would be the perfect opportunity for you to bring your friends and family, so that they too can see what this is all about. It would also be good for those of you who are doing the program to come and learn more about it. Remember, we are still learning too! The class will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at our office. We have already had several people sign up and room at the office is limited, so please call and RSVP so that we can move to a bigger place if need be. The office # is 801-782-4454 and just tell them that you would like to come to the IP class. We look forward to a fun evening where we can all learn from the experts. Please bring anyone that you feel would like to learn more about this amazing program. I am so thankful to the friends who shared the plan with me, and your friends will be too!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Week 8

Tonight I weighed in and was down 3.2 pounds for a total of 33.4 pounds in 8 weeks!! Yeah, I am so excited! It is so great to be on the road to feeling and looking better. Welcome to all of our new dieters, and congratulations to all of you who have done so great in their first few weeks. Remember, time is going to pass one way or the other so we might as well be dropping pounds each week right? If you guys are tired of hearing from me every week I'd love to have one of you share how you are doing. Anybody??

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Week 7

Somehow I missed posting my results for last week. I was down .8 pounds. That put me over the 30 pounds lost mark! I was a little disappointed and had to remind myself that overall I have lost an average of over 4 pounds a week, and the day after I weighed in the scale dropped again. Sometimes it is all about timeing. I am excited to see what next week brings. I wanted to talk a little bit about eating out since I did that several times on our trip this week. Sometimes it is a little trickier to know what you are getting than if you had cooked your own food, but it can still be done and you can reward yourself from time to time with a dinner on the town. Here are some of the things that I tried. Outback Steakhouse: Salad with no croutons, cheese, etc. I brought my own dressing in a little container in my purse, but if you dont want to do that than just ask for olive oil and garlic and then squeeze a lemon over it, this is yummy too. 7 oz. Filet mignon, I gave a few bites to Scott, and steamed broccoli. Bubba Gumps: Salad, same as above, Cajun catfish and grilled shrimp and asparagus, McDonalds: 2 side salads,they are 99 cents each, with my own dressing and an Ideal Protein packet. I just wanted to make a point that there are options available at restaurants if you are in a bind or just need a night out. Next week we leave for CA for a week so I will let you know how that goes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Believe it or Not!

Tonight I made the cauliflower fried rice that I have listed under Main course in the recipes. It was so yummy and my kids didn't believe that it wasn't rice. I love finding new ways to use our veggies. You've got to try this, you won't believe it is cauliflower. Anybody have any other yummy recipes to share? Another dieter told me about a new salad dressing that she made so I will post that tomorrow. The more good ideas we have the easier this will be for everyone, so experiment and share!

Ideal Protein Seminar

Scott and I spent the weekend at an awesome Ideal Protein seminar. We learned so much and it was great for me to see people who have actually done the program, lost tons of weight, and kept it off for years. There was a lady there who was in the initial trial group at UCLA seven years ago. She lost 160 pounds and has kept it off since then. To see her in person and to see her before picture was incredible. She had her shirt tucked in and was wearing jeans. I would guess she weighs about 120 now. It is amazing to think that you can go from what she looked like in her before picture to her cute little self now. Very inspirational for me! There were lots of other big loosers too. A man who was down 170 and still going, a cute little grandma who was down 90, a 60 year old lady who was down 65 and can't beleive that here measurements are smaller now than they were in her 20's. It was very exciting for me to see the success of others and know that it really is possible. We learned that they will soon be coming out with four new products all unrestricted. We learned that there are a few possible reasons that their may not be a huge loss one week. One is hormones, especially before or during a woman's menstrual cylce, another is constipation, there can be 15 pounds stored in the colon, so sometimes you just may need to go potty;), and another is obviously cheating. I figure that when you cheat it takes you at least 3 days to get back in ketosis and start burning fat efficiently. You can test this yourself by using ketone sticks to make sure you are in ketosis. Do not cheat just to check it out though because you will loose half of your week. On AVERAGE a woman will loose 3-4 pounds and a man will loose 5-7. That is an average, so if you have a bad week for one of those reasons just keep on going and things will all balance out. We will be having a class in the next few weeks put on by Ideal Protein people who will be flying in, so if you know anyone who should come we will keep you posted about a day and time and we would love to have as many people there as possible. The successes we have seen so far are so exciting and we would love to help more people. Keep up the good work everyone and I will post again Tuesday for my 7 week weigh in.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 6

For the last couple of days I have been hovering right around 30 pounds lost, so I was a little disappointed when I weighed in and was down exactly 3 pounds. .4 pounds short of 30. That was until I took my measurements and then I was disappointed no more. I was down 2 1/2 inches in my waist, and 2 3/4 inches in my hips! That is a total of 8 1/2 inches in my waist. I'm pretty excited about that and after all another 3 pounds is awesome too! This diet rocks!!! I am so happy in the progress so far and so proud of all of you who are doing so well also. With the 9 of us who are doing this so far we are down over 115 pounds already and several of you have only been doing it for 1 week! Keep up the good work! In my opinion it just gets easier with time.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Week 5

Well it has been 5 weeks and tonight I had a great weigh in. I was down 5.8. pounds! That is over 26 pounds total!! I am so excited, and I feel great. Time has gone by so quickly and I am happy that I am getting such great results so quickly.