Hello! I lost 61 lbs in 2011 using IP. I did pretty well maintaining for about a year and half, then I let it all go to ****. First it was issues with my job (business was struggling) and I gained 15 lbs. I would try to go back to phase 1 to lose it, and I could only do it for a couple weeks or so. Then I would gain a little more, and so on....It went on like that for most of 2013. Then I was unemployed in November, and I thought, "Hey! I will have all this time to exercise and plan meals." But that's not what happened at all. I gained a little more. So January 17, I decided to quit fooling myself and go back to the clinic, get some product, and make an appointment with my coach. This message board was a big help to me the first time around so I came to check it out this evening. I haven't been on since September 2011. I think I hadn't been back because I was embarrassed that I let this happen. But I am glad I did. It was really nice to see some names I recognized.
So far since my official weigh in on January 21 I lost 2.2 lbs. (I started the program before my weigh in). I am glad I made the decision to go back to my coach. I needed the kick in the rear to get going again.