IP Phase one

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I always think that someday I will be one of those people who blog all the time... but with my class website to maintain daily and all the other stuff over-flowing my plate, I have come to terms with the fact that being a "daily blogger" isn't going to happen.

I do want to comment on my success on Ideal Protein so far though! I started on January 6. 2013. The first few days were really hard, but starting about day 5, I have been feeling pretty good. I feel like I have been more emotional than normal, I don't know if that is because I am no longer turning to food to comfort me, therefore the emotions are seeming BIGGER, or if I really am more hormonal or something. My boyfriend also started a job working away this month, so I am dealing with that as well.

Food-wise, I still miss eating. I miss nachos and chocolate and sandwiches and wraps and chips with dip. I miss fancy Starbucks coffee and nuts and toast. I miss the excitement that I got from thinking about "what I could eat later!" even though I recognize the unhealthiness of that attitude. I miss wine like a missing best friend... but even with missing all that and more, I am managing to stay on track. I even planned a cheat night, and then my cheat ended up being three ozs of vodka with water and that my salad at the restaurant had like 6 cranberries in it. lol. SOME CHEAT!!! I just couldn't bring myself to throw caution to the wind.

So, here I am, three weeks into the IP thing, and 14lbs down so far. I know I should be excited and celebrating my success so far..... but I'm not quite there yet. Still not completely trusting myself. But working on it!!!
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    Great job! emoticon

    On the emotional topic - don't forget that when your body starts breaking down fats, it releases stored estrogen, so you could in fact be more hormonal! Be kind to yourself, and proactive with learning new ways to soothe yourself without food.

    1937 days ago
    I understand the feeling. However, its 14 pounds! Forget where it came from. At the moment, your committment to the protocol caused the loss. The cravings subside believe it or not. I thought people were crazy when they said it would get better, however, your tastes will change and evolve to the point that eating the "normal way" you used to eat will make you ill. Congratulations on the progress so far. Be proud of yourself!!!
    1943 days ago
    awesome progress!
    1944 days ago
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