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Ideal Protein Week 2

Monday, January 28, 2013

It was another long week, but it was worth it once again! I lost 4.4 lbs and another 2 inches of my belly.

I'm still in the learning phase of this program, and this week I learned that all IP products are not created equal. I bought a box of oatmeal, not realizing it was a 'restricted' product (ie. higher in carbs). My daily snack is the vanilla crispy square, which is also restricted. Oops! A little too many carbs a few days this week. I think having those 2 higher carb products earlier in the day also contributed to being starving for the rest of the day.

I am really struggling with hunger at work, and I don't know if it's because I used to eat junk & drink diet pepsi at work, or if I'm truly hungry. I'm so hungry when I get home that I'm ready to gnaw my arm off! I'm not hungry in the evenings after supper, but to be honest I'm pretty lethargic in the evenings. I'm going to switch up my routine and have another snack in the afternoon and see if that helps.

I was trying to be 'on plan' by using the Walden Farms dressing, but the truth is, I hate it. It's so thin and watery! So I just didn't eat as much veggies as I was supposed to. I talked it over with my coach and I decided to go back to a regular light dressing. I am going to be on this program for a long time, so I have got to make it work.

BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT: I went 2 weeks without a diet pepsi, after having 2-6 per day. I had one on my last day of week 2, and it wasn't even that enjoyable. Yay! I don't feel one bit guilty about the money I'm spending on IP because I was spending more on groceries + lunches at work + diet pepsi
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    I'm always hungry when I get off work. I used to eat cheese, chips anything when I got home. Now if I am starving and can't wait until dinner I take a leaf of romaine or two and put a little of the Walden Farms Peanut Butter on there. It is pretty good and holds me over for a bit.
    1941 days ago
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    Try splitting up your snacks to spread out the love. Somedays I will take half a pack of Southwest cheese curls to munch on in the afternoon or a half packet chocolate drink and then have 1/2 a bar in early evening.
    1942 days ago
    Congratulations on dropping the diet soda. You'll feel so much better without them. I can't stand Walden Farm dressings either. I'm using olive oit spritzer and balsamic vinegar sprinkle on salads and no longer "dip" my raw veggies.

    Enjoy the success!
    1944 days ago
    I eat 5-6 times a day, have to keep that metabolism going or you'll starve and overeat at dinner. stick with it, you will find a balance, but don't starve!
    1944 days ago
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