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, November 17, 2010

Enjoying the Holidays-Recipes

Well, I don't know about you, but I'm a little nervous about being surrounded by all of that yummy food and making smart choices.  My philosophy is going to be do the best I can, and if I'm up a pound or two the next day hit it hard and get back on track.  Ideal Protein has sent out some recipes that can be substituted for some of your favorite holiday dishes, so I will share those with you.  I haven't tried them, so I'm not sure how they will be, but some of them sound pretty good.  This is the most difficult time of the year for dieting, but we can decide whether we gain 10 pounds, maintain, or loose 15 pounds.  My goal is to have lost another 18 pounds by the end of the year.  That will put me down 90 pounds!!  After all it's just food!  The holidays should be about our loved ones and the memories we make, not what we stuff ourselves with right?  It's Ok to change some of your food related traditions and focus more on being together and enjoying the real reason we celebrate!  Wishing us all good luck and a joy filled Holiday Season!

Look under the "recipes" in the side bar to find holiday recipes.

Things I am thankful for this season:

A wonderful husband who tells me every day how good I look and how proud he is
A daughter who has comitted to running a 5k with me in a few weeks even though she really doesn't want to.
A son who is my running coach and makes sure I get my workouts in.
3 fun younger kids who are learning to eat healthy with me.
Enjoying wearing jeans for the first fall season ever. 
Having the energy to get all the projects done that this season brings with it.
Feeling good enough about myself that I don't want to just hibernate for the winter
Finding new activities and abilities that I never knew would be so much fun
All of my MANY blessings


  1. I began Ideal Protein November 1st. The journey has so far been very rewarding and is getting easier everyday. I wanted to let you know that your site has been so inspirational to me and the recipes have been a lifesaver. Thanks for sharing your journey!

    Autumn in Missouri

  2. i started the second week of november and am down more than 20 pounds...so im very excited...love your blog...and your salad dressing recipes...ive been searching for some!

  3. I sure would love to talk to you! I am a DC in PA and am beginning IP tomorrow. If it works well for me I will offer it in my office. I whipped up a batch of your oriental dressing this evening. It's tasty! I look forward to trying more of your recipes and I hope you'll do some more blogging soon.

  4. my husband are getting ready to start IP on Monday...... we really need to.... we are carbaholics....and dont feel good at all..... Very tired all the time and both over weight at least 20lbs..... we have family members that have done well on IP..... will keep you posted on our progress..... J & G Smith Fort Mill, SC

  5. I am so thankful for this blog! My mom told me about Ideal Protein and encouraged that I try it. My doctor's appointment is scheduled for Friday and I will get everything then. I'm so excited and nervous! Your blog has really helped me overcome my skepticism with the plan and get me ready to start looking and feeling healthier!

  6. hi
    Im starting IP tomorrow as well. Thanks for this blog. You have done so well. I have 45 pounds to loose and hoping to have great luck on this. I got all my food packets today. I hope I can do it!!!

  7. So what happened to this blog? No weight loss since November, 2010?

  8. I am really wanting something too!!! I though about starting something but I would rather be apart of this please let us know!

  9. Hey Jaycie,
    Last winter I underwent major surgery and have spent the past several months recovering and trying to get my life back in order. My husband and I are going to celebrate our anniversary next week on the Oregon Coast and that will be the end of my "time off" and time to resume the journey. Ideal Protein worked the best for me of any program that I've ever tried, and I am actually looking forward to picking up where I left off. I will keep you all updated on my progress. If you have any questions about the program or how it works feel free to email me at scottskaggs@msn.com. Best wishes!!!

  10. Found you blog while surfing the web for Ideal Protein info. I have been on the program almost 2 months and lost about 27 lbs. I had really expected to have lost more by this time but my physician seems to be happy. Anyway I was wandering how you are doing today. Are you off the program? Maintaining?