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Old 05-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Novak View Post
16 weeks, 50 pounds. Six months ago, I'd never have believed I could get here. And it feels great!

Oh, and 35 inches.
That is wonderful.... Congratulations!

Originally Posted by sassykimann View Post
Hi ladies,

So after being off IP for a week, after I have my glucose testing and bloodwork I start back on IP today! My endocrinologist want the weight off of me as PCOS makes it super hard to lose it and because we are hoping to start trying to conceive in Sept after our wedding I need to get the wieght off now.

She said as long as my insulin levels have come down and Im not Type 1 diabetic which she is almost positive Im not, I can continue on IP as she said i was very successful and my body loved the diet. So today Im back on IP and excited to get the last 45 pounds off.

Have a great day everyone.
Welcome back! I think it's wonderful that your Dr supports you doing the IP diet. I bet your week off was just enough of a jolt to your body that you're going to see some really great numbers in the weeks ahead... I love your new picture too!... You look beautiful!

[QUOTE=CanadianMama;3294768]Absolutely amazing !!!!!

Had my weigh in on Friday after 5 days on the program, 2 pounds gone and 5.5 inches.

I'm not disappointed because I knew my scale went from 217 to 213, and I know when I weigh in late in the afternoon I'm up a bit.

Today I got on the scale and home and despite cheating on the weekend with a hot dog while at an amusement park I am down to 212.

So I've lost 10 pounds in total in the last month.

I plan on not cheating one bit, and trying to go without my bars for the next 5 days until my second weigh in on Friday.[/QUOTE
Congrats on the loss, Kim! Stay strong, and I'm sure your weigh in on Friday will be even better yet.

Originally Posted by deinekatze View Post

Again, MUSCLE WEIGHS MORE THAN FAT! I tell my clients ALWAYS to focus more on inches or how their clothes fit for that reason... The scale frustrates them but them when you ask them how their clothes fit they say "yeah I'm smaller" HAHAHAHA

At my smallest size as a trainer (a size 6 I believe) I too was 15 to 20lbs heavier than the last time I fit into that size. And muscle is GREAT because you look good with definition AND that muscle BURNS fat more!

The scale helps us gauge some things but we get quite obsessed (at least I know I do) with that number and forget how our clothes are getting smaller ;-)

WAY TO GO on your NSV!!!

Congrats Sassy on the news! and I love your new pic too!
Thanks for the info Elizabeth! We are so lucky on this board to have so many ladies with such a wealth of knowledge.

Originally Posted by neeseebaby22 View Post
Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning!!!

Today is my 1st day on the IP diet and so far so good. I woke up this morning around 7am I had a cup of water then got me and my son ready to leave. It wasn’t until 9:15am till I have my banana pudding (did I wait too long to have breakfast?) I took my 10 mineral drops 10 minutes before I ate now I’m drinking water. Is there something else I should be doing in between time? Also, my coach told me it wasn’t necessary to exercise, is that true? Who else was told the same?
***Starting weight 268.5! *** I need my fat girl days to be over!
SN: I went to fashion trends this weekend at the Lauderhill mall and seen a few outfits I liked. I haven’t really noticed how big I’ve gotten until I went to the dressing room and "tried" to squeeze into my old size. I was hurt. I almost cried, like “OMG what have I became”. Sex is terrible (my belly is in the way) with my partner because I can’t move around or quickly enough in bed. How sexy is it to try to switch position and it takes about a whole minute to do it, can we say turn-off...ugh (sorry if that’s TMI) I’m just a very blunt person. I call it how I see it. holla!!!
Welcome! You will see wonderful results quickly on this plan. You will notice some very positive changes in your body very soon if you stick to the plan. Again, Welcome!

Originally Posted by MzMoody View Post
Does anyone have suggestions for toning the thighs, buttocks and tummy?
I really like Winsor pilates buns & thighs.

Originally Posted by showgirlaz View Post
SYLVIE! Didn’t you just switch to a new phase??? I have heard that a slight pop up in weight followed by another loss is normal. It has something to do with your body adjusting to the new foods and building up a little glycogen again. I wouldn’t worry yet. I will come back off.


ALL of us have faced some temptation or craving while working this program. Each of us has had to deal with an emotional or stressful moment and food. I put this on the thread late last night but thought, why not, maybe it could be useful to someone this week. Sometimes the hardest thing about change your diet or losing weight is how long it can take. Sure, some of us only have 10, 15, or 20 pounds to lose while other are dealing with 85, 100, or more but, when you are only losing a pound a week that 10 pounds can seem like FOREVER and takes the same amount of determination and focus to achieve WHAT YOU WANT! Sometimes knowing and keeping in front of you, the things you value, the things you have learned you want, your reasons or burning “why” are all we can do to get to our goals. So, stay focused and remember, you are doing this for “life”.
Thanks for posting that. It's nice to remind ourselves periodically what our motivations are for losing weight and getting healthy even if we aren't struggling with the diet at this time. Doing this is a great way to stay focused so that you aren't tempted to cheat.

Originally Posted by carlasherea View Post
I finally saw it!!! My scale hasn't read the 160's for probably 5 years Woo Hoo!!!! 169 to be exact, so barely there, but hey its there. I am still trying to decide if switching to Phase 2 was a good idea. My coach wants me to for a little while to shock my body and switch things up. I gained .2 lbs the first week on Phase 2 and will weigh in on Wednesday. It has to be a loss though because usually I am 2 lbs different from my scale to theirs. If mine says 169 theirs should be somewhere around 171 or so. Here's hoping.

Great job on everyone's losses and NSV's!! I am also thinking of lowering my goal weight. I'm not being selfish, but I didn't realize it would be this easy to get to 160
Yay! A 6 is a 6.... it doesn't matter if it's barely there or not! Definitely a reason to celebrate in my book. Congrats!

Originally Posted by QueenJumbie View Post
I had my first WI on Friday, when I had been on IP for 5 days. I was 7lbs down which was great. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was 7lbs every week! This weekend was my first IP Weekend and I did have a little bit of a cheat with some cheese. I kept it under 1oz., but still fell off the wagon some. Good news is that I stayed in large ketosis during my cheat. I'm going to try to stay on plan this week. All of the people on here meeting your goals is a great modivation.
Congrats on a great loss! I wouldn't beat yourself up over the cheese. I've had a little bit of cheese a few times and it didn't affect the scale. Cheese won't take you out of ketosis, but it's definitely not something that you want to eat on a daily basis either.

Originally Posted by Calgarygirlie View Post
Morning Everyone!
So great to come on and see how great some of you are doing
NOVAK!!!!!...holy smokes, congrats, that is so AMAZING!!!!
Sassy...glad you are back, love the new pic...certainly living up to your name
Lady5 Merci! I can't wait to try the mojitos!
Neesee will be feeling wonderful about yourself again in no time
Carla and Elizabeth...thanks as always for the excellent and informative posts

Had my 6 week WI today down 1 lb. I am not gonna lie..I am really frustrated. It is my TOM, but last time I lost 3lbs while I had it. My frustration is that I simply DO NOT CHEAT. I have fully committed to IP and don't see the point in cheating. The only thing off protocol is the fact that I don't eat the salad. Don't feel the need too. I walk 5.5kms, 4x a week, yet I have been stuck for 3 weeks. We even had my son's 2nd b-day party this weekend, I made the cake, and had my husband stand by for taste testing, since I refused to even lick my fingers. My coach even said that I should have an extra restricted item when everyone had cake..but I didn't feel the need to. I read others that have big or small cheats and they are still losing more than I am. I keep thinking just go a few more weeks you will be fine, your body just needs to accept it is okay to leave the 160's.
I think I need a wee bit of a pep talk folks...any suggestions?
Have you lost any inches these past few weeks? Plateaus are frustrating, that's for sure. Maybe your body needs you to switch things up a bit. Thankfully I haven't had this experience yet, but I know I've read posts of ladies here that have. I'm sure someone will be able to give you some ideas to kickstart things again. Just stay focused and be patient.... You're doing great!
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