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  • brandiep1982

    Ya, I've seen this question asked a lot, but I haven't seen a response to one yet. There are several things we are not supposed to have but are in the recommended recipes... maybe they have more than one nutritionist tackling this stuff that are not communicating very well? Or, it could just be the communication to us, the consumers, is not as clear as it could be (like maybe we aren't supposed to have these things unless they tell us to, which keeps those certain items at a minimum?) I don't know. But hey... I say, as long as the evil ingredients aren't in it and it is in the recipes... go for it. That's what I have been doing. And with the workout and sticking to ignite, I have lost 7.5 pounds in the last 4 weeks! :)

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: FAVORITE SHAKES

    Ok, so I have been experimenting with shakes, as the ones provided are so few and about half of them are ok. I wanted to make a shake that tasted EXCELLENT... to the point I'd look forward to drinking it rather than ... ho hum... time for breakfast again...
    I would like to see what other people have come up with as well!! :)

    Way back in another life, when I was not on Ignite, there was a place called Red Lobster that I LOVED to eat at. And for dessert there was a wonderful frozen drink I liked alot. It was a pina colada with strawberry mixed in. YUMMY! So, I decided to make a shake (sans alcohol, of course) that might resemble this concoction I miss so much... here it is:
    Strawberry Pina Colada Shake:
    1/2 C frozen pineapple
    1/2 C frozen strawberries
    1 or 2 scoops vanilla fuel or your preferred vegan protein shake
    1/2 C coconut milk
    1/2 C coconut water
    1 C water
    (add coconut water to bring to your preferred consistency)
    VOILA! YUMMY SHAKE I'M EXCITED FOR EVERY MORNING!!!

    (this shake is likely already in existence, I just wasn't aware of it.)

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982

    Feels great doesn't it??? :)))

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 posted a message:

    Day 28 of 28 on TBT, day 10 of ignite. I ran in the KC color run today and did the last yoga routine of this program before hand. I plan on taking tomorrow off and then jumping right back into TBT for a second round. I am feeling great, and eating according to the Ignite program is becoming more of a habit (which is why 21 days is a good number). I am more accustomed to the food allowances and I am able to create my own meals according to the list of things we are allowed to have. One major thing I have noticed the last few days is HOW MUCH BETTER EVERYTHING TASTES!!! Apples and tomatoes are sweeter, lettuce even has more taste to it... I am guessing that is because my body is getting used to not having an over abundance of sugar in everything to make it so incredibly sweet that apples and tomatoes taste bland. I really feel great. I will weigh again tomorrow, but I honestly feel like just being CAPABLE of doing things like running a 5k and doing all the movements in the exercise program is more than enough to make me feel great about myself. I don't feel old and crippled or held back by my weakness. I also feel like I am mentally sharper and less absentminded. :)) This will help as I start my second year back in school!!!

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 posted a message:

    AAAAHHHHH! After adding the ignite diet (added the diet 6 days ago) to my workout regimen (TBT), I have now lost (since May 4) 3.25 inches off my waist, .75 inches off my hips and 1 inch off my chest!!! I have gone from a size 10 to a size 6 in jeans! I have not weighed myself yet. :)))

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: I'm so excited!

    Not a question, sorry. I'm just so excited I'm in tears! Today is day 21 of TBT, and day 3 of ignite and since day one of TBT I have lost only 4.6 pounds, but I have lost 2.5 inches around my waist, a half inch on my hips and I am able to do the full workouts including the yoga at the end (when I started I couldn't get through the yoga at the end bc I was so spent) after doing level 1 ( in a couple moves I can do level 2)!!! This is huge for an 8 month post partum mama who could not lose weight at all prior to this (I was running, lifting and doing yoga). I cannot wait to see where I am in 5 months!!!! Thanks guys! The nightly nightmarish cravings are soooooo worth this!

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 posted a message:

    Man, day two of Ignite really sucked. I just can't put it in nicer terms. :( I sooooo want a cheeseburger right now. I feel like a complete baby. I made it through, though. I really hope the cravings don't get much worse than this, though, bc I'm not sure I will conquer them. Visions of chocolate and cheese and pasta and bread are dancing in my head lol

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 commented on ErinP123's answer to Feeling Groggy:

    Thanks :) I probably will skip the tea. Even small amounts of caffeine have always made me super shaky. But I'll definitely try the almonds and high cal snacks.

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 posted a message:

    Day 2 of ignite, day 20 of TBT. Yesterday was not easy. I went to the fire station to make dinner for me, my husband and daughter (the rest of the guys were having cheeseburgers). It was extremely difficult not to snatch up one of the tots or onion rings they had fried... and by the end of the night I REALLY wanted some chocolate... but I resisted. I'm damn proud of myself just for making it through day 1! But it was NOT easy at all.

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: Feeling Groggy

    Ok, so I know this is just day one of Ignite... but I was curious if I'm supposed to be feeling so groggy? I had plenty of sleep last night, I ate the day's shake (although I will never have the double chocolate shake again, it was... not good) and I ate the tuna salad for lunch and my stomach is full but my body feels like I'm starving... I feel shaky and a bit dizzy... kind of like Im walking through pudding with fog all around me... probably a weird description lol
    Am I having carb withdrawals or something?

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982

    good point! thank you!

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982

    That's interesting, the 1-2% thing. I know a lot of people that say gluten effects them in a negative way... which would imply a greater percentage than that. I wonder if that is a statistical falsity/ a manipulation of stats by the author of what you read, or if it's a trend thing that causes people to think/say they have issues when they don't. Or maybe a mixture of all of that?

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982

    I found a shake called "Vegan Proteins +" at my local Hyvee. It fits all the requirements of Ignite and costs $36 for 28oz. It comes in vanilla and chocolate. I don't know if you guys have HyVee grocery stores in your area, but this is what I'm using, at least until Ignite comes back with a powder again.

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 posted a message:

    Day one of ignite: I ignited last night... then wrote down all the recipes for today so I would be able to have the recipes the day before and go shopping. So, my ignite page says today is day two, but it's actually showing what I will be doing tomorrow. I think this helpful for me.

    Now for day one:
    that double chocolate fudge shake is ATROCIOUS!!!! I kept gagging as I drank it (I added more water and Ignite-friendly apples sauce but it was still terrible... I just added these things to make it less terrible so I could chug it fast). I texted my husband : "OMG this breakfast shake recipe may be the most disgusting thing I have ever had in my mouth!" My stomach is still grumbling about it

    2 months ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 commented on TamaraDailyBurn's answer to Preparing to Ignite:

    Thank you. I actually read that pretty much word for word in the guide after I had already posted this question.

    2 months ago

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