BRIAEL   13,449
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I have been doing the Ideal Protein diet using a mixture of IP products, various protein powders and alternatives that meet similar nutritional values. I am gradually moving towards a more long term method of eating by phasing out all of the packets and replacing them with real food.

I am mid way through the Couch to 5K program, I do strength training with dumbells twice a week and like to walk as often as I can. I'm hoping to get back to swimming once the weather warms up a ...
I have been doing the Ideal Protein diet using a mixture of IP products, various protein powders and alternatives that meet similar nutritional values. I am gradually moving towards a more long term method of eating by phasing out all of the packets and replacing them with real food.

I am mid way through the Couch to 5K program, I do strength training with dumbells twice a week and like to walk as often as I can. I'm hoping to get back to swimming once the weather warms up a little.

Just turned 50 and loving how my body feels 80lbs lighter. The success of this diet is spurring me on to reach a normal body weight so I can then focus on getting to a much lower body fat percentage for the associated health benefits. I am determined not to suffer the early deaths my parents did if I can possibly help it.

I have already started looking at food plans for maintenance (although I'd like to drop another 35lbs or so) and realise that my body is extremely happy running on fat, rather than carbs, so the paleo/primal hybrid that follows similar macros will be my starting point.

I love waking up feeling good, without the chronic lower back pain that was starting to be a feature of my day. I love pushing my muscles to greater strengths and learning where my new and constantly changing limits are.

The major benefit to experimenting is that I am beginning to understand the food groups that trigger negative reactions in my digestive system and able to build a food plan that lets me avoid indigestion, heart burn, cramp and bloating. It's amazing how much happier life is without those ailments. :)
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Member Since: 6/1/2010

SparkPoints: 13,449

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My Goals:
Drink more water.

For years I've suffered from dehydration without ever knowing what it was.

My Program:
Eat healthy foods and move more.

Carbs make me sluggish and give me gas, bloating, pain and constipation. Fat, on the other hand, makes my body feel alive and ready to undertake any physical activity.


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My name is Amanda, I'm 50 and I live in El Paso with my retired military husband.

I'm British, but was raised in Australia until my teens, and emigrated to America on marriage.

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TWESTEN1
3/23/2015 9:08:46 AM

Spark is giving me issues this morning! Sorry for double posting!

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TWESTEN1
3/23/2015 9:04:51 AM

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I will definitely check out that protein powder - I'm always looking for new ones to try :) And yes, I agree that having a bite and letting the kids or hubby finish the treat is a great way to go - it's hard to block all temptations and I think a lot of times that leads to binging in the future. So, trying a bit and moving on, that's what I need to teach myself :)
I appreciate your wisdom - truly!
Have a beautiful day!



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PJH2028
3/17/2015 1:17:12 AM

thanks much for being here
and for your thoughtful comment on my blog
1200-1500 was the calorie range that has worked before…
but that was when i was able to do more minutes of cardio.
So…
Good advice.
I'll keep an eye on my average !

have a great tuesday
paula



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ANNALISEPEACH
3/8/2015 12:43:31 PM

Amanda, thanks for the recce on journaling; that's exactly what I'm doing. I keep all my food lists in an Excel spreadsheet, including dinners that I've made before, so I can just cut and paste for each day. In fact, I've just finished my journal for the week. emoticon

My boyfriend's mom has just started Phase III of IP, and it makes me a little nervous to watch her trying to figure out how it works. I'm not going to borrow trouble, since I have probably another 8 weeks in Phase I, but I will be looking to educate myself in the near future so I do Phase II and III as effectively as possible.

Hope you're having a great day, and best wishes for the week ahead!



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TEENY_BIKINI
3/5/2015 3:55:32 PM

"Decorating or artistic? :)"

I am converting an upstairs bedroom to my office. So decorating, I guess. It's nothing fancy, really. I am also decluttering.... Fun I'm-snowed-activities ;)

Stay warm.

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