I am on my third week of IP (started Monday, Feb. 24). I started "cutting back" in January and lost 10 pounds, but I knew I needed something more organized and planned. I have had some success with Weight Watchers in the past, but I tended to make a lot of carb choices for my food. I had never really tried low carb before.
So, I'm getting adjusted to IP. On the 4th-7th days, I felt really bad with headaches, some dizziness, and general weakness. I feel much better now, thank goodness.
The most exciting part right now is the difference I feel in my clothes! I ordered some smaller size tops to put in my closet as extra incentive... a few that are one size down and a few that are two sizes down. I was amazed that the one size down already fit, but are snugger than I prefer. (My sister always jokes that I think clothes are too tight if they touch me!! Haha!)
I've been overweight since I was a child (and am now 51), so I don't have any idea of what I should have for a goal weight. I chose 160 for now, but will probably need to adjust that.
I have learned so much from reading through the newbie sticky post and browsing through this site. I am determined to get healthier... my knees and feet had started hurting a lot in the last year and I just refuse to live that way! I can already tell a difference, i.e. less pain when I walk.
Anyway, just saying howdy and glad to be here!