So many familiar faces. I got down to 130 in April 2012, but realized that this is too low for me to maintain at. I have a terrible time with Decembers, everything just goes out of control for me with so much socializing. I am up 15 pounds after two Decembers so want to get that off again. But on my first round with IP I had most success with phase 2 so I am going with that this time. I am in my mid 60s and very short so just can't handle the huge amount of protein all at once with the evening meal. So will split it into 2 meals of four ounces each with veggies and it becomes phase 2. I have started some weights too at my doctors strong recommendation and don't want to give that up. So I am not really following IP as outlined but would like to join this thread. As Swim momma said, it means a total breakup with carbs. Good luck to all of us!
Make choices today that your future self will thank you for!