Maxxy: I was also terrified and had to tell myself that a one pound gain did not mean I had gained all of my weight back. It felt like it though for awhile. It helps to give yourself a range to stay in instead of one exact weight as you will fluctuate. I lost weight in Phase 3 also. I think EPAP's advice to Sarita was right on and simple. Remember this is a learning process.
It is exciting. The best thing about IP is that it gives you tools to maintain.
Maintenance 3 years!