Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Weigh-In 11/28/12 - New Business

Well I went into Thanksgiving to be good and yet I was taken over by the Pecan Pie, I ended up having 2 slices and whipped cream, yikes!  Not a planned cheat at all.  So because of this cheat I lost very little this week, but the good news is that I lost something.

I lost 1 pound and am now 149.4 pounds, in the 140's!!  Now that is an accomplishment.  Next week should be much better.

How did everyone else do during the holiday?  If you would like to share feel free to leave a comment if not, that is okay too.

I am selling clothes, transition pants and other used clothing for just $5, shipping would be separate and would be provided for by USPS through First Class for 14 ounces or less or Priority mail for over 14 ounces.  If this interests you visit the link to the right hand side that says: K's Faves, this is my clothing business.  Also selling Home and Garden if you are interested.  This will lead you to my Ebay store, more clothing items to come!

You can also click this link for clothes shopping:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shop my AVON store!

Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Weigh-In 11/21/12

Went for my weigh-in this morning and lost a whopping 4 1/2 pounds!!!  What a huge jump this week, now I'm at 150.4 pounds, with only 15.4 pounds left to go!  Unless I choose to go down to the weight I was at when I was in high school/early twenties.

You know at the beginning of this diet my mom told me as we were walking through the mall before I was officially on it, she said "After this diet you'll be able to shop in all of these stores, you know."  I didn't believe her but now I live it!  She was right, I am able to shop in all those stores for what I used to call the "stick people stores".  Not to offend anyone but because I was so used to being so overweight and those stores were off limits to me, I would walk into those stores and get weird looks like I didn't belong, perhaps I didn't but I can browse without the dirty looks!  Now I have no more worries, I walk in those stores with confidence, find my size and try things on and I don't get looks, this diet definitely gave me a new look on life, eating, and gave me confidence again.

I am planning on being good this thanksgiving, if you think about it the holiday table mostly has protein and veggies on it anyways so it would be hard to cheat.  Make it easy on yourself and either cook the meal or if going to another person's table, ask if you can bring a dish of your own.  I am bringing Curried Cauliflower, that way there is a veggie alternative that I know is safe and not covered in breadcrumbs or butter. And as far as pies go, well see if you can ignore them, I am sure going to try to ignore them but pecan pie is my weakness, we shall see how I do.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Am I the only one this happens to?

I am at 155, I have lost 101 total pounds with Weight Watchers from January to March - 25 pounds, and then Ideal Protein 76 pounds from end of May to Now.

Every time I talk to people about it, I get a lot of "Stop, you can't loose more weight!  You'll disappear."  Or they'll say: "Is that what the doctors told you, you had to loose?"

My answer is always, no, what I want to loose is up to me.  I was 125 in high school being at 155 is nice but not where I want to be.  I have 20 pounds left.  At 135 I'm still going to be 10 pounds more than I was and no I'm not going to be a stick or disappear.

Anyone get this said to them as they near the end or are continuing with their weight loss, if so I would love to hear from you.  How do you deal with this when these questions come up for you?

Sign Up & Get a chance to win an iPad 2

The Devi Center where I go for my weigh-ins every week, is running a promotion for the Ideal Protein weight loss program.  As some of you who visit my blog daily you may have seen the $100 off your consultation promotion, this would be in addition to that.

If you decide you want to do the Ideal Protein program and go to the Devi Center in Weymouth, MA and sign yourself up for the weight loss program, just mention my blog and you will get an entry to possibly win an iPad 2.  Then when you see your weight loss miracle over the first week you'll want to tell your friends anyways and refer them, which will then get you entered into the drawing again and your friend entered as well.
Honestly if you ask me, its a win win either way, because you get your $100 off your consultation and you loose weight to boot and so does your possible friend or family member that you refer!  And if you refer someone to the program you get a free box of food, which is a nice incentive I think.

Here is the PDF file that was sent to me if you would like to take a look at it:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Favorite Ideal Protein foods

Okay thought it might be helpful to share my favorite Ideal Protein foods with those of you on this diet, I know when I first started I was lost as to what was good and what well sucked.  So here are my top favorites:

  • Broccoli and Cheese Soup - make 2 cups of broccoli and put it in a big bowl with your soup, tastes delicious.
  • Chicken Noodle - make 2 cups of frozen mixed peppers or cut up fresh peppers and throw it into soup after heated.
  • Leek Soup - Just tried this recently, love it.  I suggest adding chopped celery to it for your 2 cups of veggies.
  • Mushroom Soup - is okay, very high in sodium so it can overpower the taste for you.
  • Chocolate Drink Mix (powder) - Makes great Hot Cocoa, suggest adding in some cinnamon in the shaker cup before shaking, tastes delicious.  Or if you have a mint plant or mint herbs in your fridge add to get that peppermint hot cocoa flavor that's in season.
  • All pre-made drinks - Mango, Chocolate and Vanilla - super convenient for traveling and yummy!  Very filling too.
  • All mix up drinks - are fantastic, fruity, and enjoyable. (Blueberry Cran-Granata is a drink that is a bit over tarty and hard to swallow but it is essential for loose collagen, every other day if you can)
  • Puddings - new dieters beware, this will be bland to you, in the first weeks if you want to eat them I advise you to use the sweetner for your tea/coffee you are allotted and put it in your pudding.  After you have been on the diet for a month, revisit the puddings without the sweetner, they will taste awesome to you.
  • Raspberry Jell-o - awesome stuff, works great for a non-restrictive snack
  • Maple Oatmeal - soooo good, but you must eat a non-restricted item for your snack due to this yummy oatmeal, or make the oatmeal your snack.
  • All snacks are great!!  Except for BBQ ridges, Lemon Soy Puffs and Sea Salt Ridges - not my favorites but I will have them once in a while.  Also the chocolate chip cookies have too much of a grainy texture to them, one is good per week but wouldn't suggest anymore.  
  • Absolute favorite snacks: White Cheddar Ridges, Southwestern Cheese Puffs, Caramel Nut bars, Strawberry Wafers, White Chocolate Crispy Square, Peanut Butter Crunch bars, Cranberry Pomegranate bars, Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bars, PB Soy Puffs, Chocolate Soy Puffs, Dill Pickle Zippers, yummm!!!

That's about it for now.  If you have any questions on any Ideal Protein food item, list them below this post and I'll answer them as soon as I can.  

Weigh-In 11/14/12

Well went to my weigh-in today, lost 3 pounds, 1" off both my arms = 2", and 1" in my chest. I am now down to 155 pounds.  So I have lost a total of 99 pounds, total weight loss including my WW loss from before Ideal protein.  

I am just 20 pounds away from my goal weight!!  And when I get there I may choose to loose a little bit more but I won't know till I achieve that 135, where I stand on continued weight loss to what I used to be at age 19: 125.  

I am unsure as to what Phase 2 holds for me, but we shall see in time.

So my words for the holidays, I know this is a tough time for most of you doing this diet, and as a person who has been on the diet for 6 months it is hard for me too.  But we just have to tell ourselves that we know what happens when we cheat, it sets us back by days on our diet.  Just be sure to plan your cheats before you do them is all I'm saying.  And just think about how healthy you'll feel at Thanksgiving this year because you stuck to the turkey and veggies.  You won't be sitting on the couch groaning because you ate too much or ate something that didn't agree with you while others are too tired to move.  If you think of it that way it brings Thanksgiving Day meals to a whole different light.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weigh-In 10/31/12 & 11/7/12

These last 2 weeks have been quite busy for me which is why I am late in sharing my weigh-in results.


I lost 4 pounds, and weigh 160!  Don't remember the last time I was 160 anything.  And to top it all off a Size 8 in pants, also don't remember wearing a size 8, probably in my early twenties most likely.

I dressed up for Halloween and took my son trick or treating, first time I was able to fit into one of those sexy costumes without having to buy the plus sized one.  I was totally PG about the costume, tried to cover up a bit, that was a cold night!

Here is my costume:

My son went as a meerkat, he was adorable.

11/7/12 Weigh-In:

Today I lost 2 pounds, 1" off my waist, and 1" off each of my thighs, I am now at 158!

I was running around doing errands today and noticed my size 8 jeans were falling off, this past weekend I went and got a size 6 pant for $2 at C.T. Outfitters in Scituate from their $2 bin, American Eagle jeans for $2 is unheard of!!!  Anyways don't quite fit into those just yet so I decided to invest in a belt, got one at T.J. Maxx, hopefully it can save my jeans from hitting the floor!

I am now officially at my 71 pound loss mark on this Ideal Protein diet in a little less than 6 months, add that to my Weight Watchers loss of 25 pounds (WW loss was done in 2.5 months) and we get a total of: 96 pounds lost, which is apparently a whole person at age 9.  Only 23.4 pounds left till my goal weight, so psyched!