Ideal Protein Diet - The last 10 pounds...or so




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Momto2cs
01-23-2012, 03:05 PM
Hi
I am looking for some other phase 1 ers who are trying to lose the last 10 pounds!
I find it somewhat discouraging to read the daily thread and see all those big losses. I am very happy for the "losers", but the scale is moving very slowly for me now!

I did ip last year and got down to within 5 pounds of my goal. I maintained there until Christmas, and in jan was up about 5.

So I started phase 1 again january 2 looking to lose 13 pound. It is slow going!

I am trying more of the recipes to keep myself interested!

Is anyone else in the same boat?


jennydoodle
01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
You might try the "Experienced" thread. Lots of the people in there are nearing the end of their journey and quite a few are getting back on P1 after the holidays to take off the weight gained during that time. I would venture to say that most of the people in there are relatively close to goal.

bisous3
01-23-2012, 10:34 PM
Got 5.5 more to go and I feel like I am losing steam... I am starting to dream about carbs at night!


JellyMae87
01-23-2012, 10:48 PM
I have a little more than 50 to go. And I am feeling like I've lost some steam as well... I was having so really good losses. But now nothing much in 3 weeks.

wuv2bloved
01-23-2012, 11:17 PM
I have a little more than 50 to go. And I am feeling like I've lost some steam as well... I was having so really good losses. But now nothing much in 3 weeks.

Your last 3 weeks have been out of your control, once things get back to "normal" things will happen again!

Mom3LoveBugs
01-24-2012, 10:38 AM
I have 20 lbs to go and yes, I feel like it is a struggle. I have lost 80 lbs now (28 lbs on IP) the rest by calorie counting and it has been a long road.

kdspirited
01-24-2012, 02:32 PM
I am in that same boat. I need to loose 13lbs and it has been very slow for me. A pound or half a pound a week. Its not only hard but expensive as well. I am trying to speed things up by trying to incorporate some excersise

New Englander
01-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Ug...I'm not as close as 10 pounds but am expecting it to get much more difficult the closer I get to goal. you just got to keep pluggin' away...think of weeks you did great and try to eat as you did during those weeks...hang in there!!!

Momto2cs
01-24-2012, 03:17 PM
I exercise 6 days a week. It is not helping. In fact, my coach insists she thinks I will lose faster if I stop, but I don't want to!

Instead I have added a restricted packet instead of a pudding.

I guess it's all trial and error...

Bellamack
01-24-2012, 03:21 PM
Jelly - you are doing amazing... you know I am a slow loser, but believe me the end results are worth it. Not that I am at the end yet, but getting there!

I have 15 -20 lbs to go and yes it is harder to stay focused, but a trip to Ireland the end of march/first week of april is my motivation :)

Trinique125
01-24-2012, 05:47 PM
I've been trying to lose the last 20 lbs for the past 10 years

what I have found though is that the less I exercise (when I did WW) the more I would lose.

so you might want to cut back to 3 days a week instead of your usual 6

sometimes we're not feeding our bodies enough and to exercise on top of it causes it to hold on to the fat

good luck

Linden
01-25-2012, 04:47 AM
I exercise 6 days a week. It is not helping. In fact, my coach insists she thinks I will lose faster if I stop, but I don't want to!

Instead I have added a restricted packet instead of a pudding.

I guess it's all trial and error...

I think you're coach and Trinique are on to something and I'm not convinced it's all trial and error. It's a plan. :D

Momto2cs
01-25-2012, 09:11 AM
It just seems wrong somehow that exercising would hinder weight loss so much! What I am burning if I am only eating 900 calories a day and I work out for a hard 60 minutes?

It shows why "exercise and a sensible diet" will never work for most people!

To prove them even more right I skipped yesterday's workout and am suddenly down 2 pounds...

On the body analysis scale my hydration numbers are always very high. Maybe it is water retention form working out...

I want to see a loss this Friday. Maybe I will stay out of the gym until Saturday!

NavyMommy
01-25-2012, 10:36 AM
I want to see a loss this Friday. Maybe I will stay out of the gym until Saturday!

Do it!! I am really curious to see if it affects it. Personally I haven't started working out yet (I'm on the fence), but if it hinders weight loss early on I can imagine the last few lbs are almost impossible to get off. Please keep us posted!

Mom3LoveBugs
01-25-2012, 10:40 AM
It just seems wrong somehow that exercising would hinder weight loss so much! What I am burning if I am only eating 900 calories a day and I work out for a hard 60 minutes?

It shows why "exercise and a sensible diet" will never work for most people!

To prove them even more right I skipped yesterday's workout and am suddenly down 2 pounds...

On the body analysis scale my hydration numbers are always very high. Maybe it is water retention form working out...

I want to see a loss this Friday. Maybe I will stay out of the gym until Saturday!


I work out often as well (5-6 days a week) and have cut it back dramatically since it was hindering my losses too much.

Momto2cs
01-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Last year I lost 22 pounds in 1 month exercising "as usual"... Or all the time!

It didn't seem to affect me until I got down close to goal. Then I struggled and reassed my goal from 140 to 145.

If I could get back to 145 I would be very happy. This morning I was 153.

Mom3LoveBugs
01-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Last year I lost 22 pounds in 1 month exercising "as usual"... Or all the time!

It didn't seem to affect me until I got down close to goal. Then I struggled and reassed my goal from 140 to 145.

If I could get back to 145 I would be very happy. This morning I was 153.


same situation for me... I lost weight during the summer because of the boot camps I was in but once I reached a certain point, the scale would not budge. (hence why I started IP)

I am 155 lbs currently and hoping to get to 135 lbs.... long ways to go!

Momto2cs
01-25-2012, 01:21 PM
I should clarify-when I lost the 22 pounds I was also doing ip.

I had been exercising intensely for a long time without losing much weight.

The best thing was at 150 I was very muscular from all that hard work, and my body fat was down to 16%.

Last Friday I was 155 and 18%.

SaraBean
02-04-2012, 08:29 PM
It just seems wrong somehow that exercising would hinder weight loss so much! What I am burning if I am only eating 900 calories a day and I work out for a hard 60 minutes?

It shows why "exercise and a sensible diet" will never work for most people!

To prove them even more right I skipped yesterday's workout and am suddenly down 2 pounds...

On the body analysis scale my hydration numbers are always very high. Maybe it is water retention form working out...

I want to see a loss this Friday. Maybe I will stay out of the gym until Saturday!

I have been having similar issues with working out and not losing weight. I it makes us retain water. I'm interested to see if your results were better this Friday :goodluck:

Beanie Mommy
02-04-2012, 09:15 PM
I should clarify-when I lost the 22 pounds I was also doing ip.

I had been exercising intensely for a long time without losing much weight.

The best thing was at 150 I was very muscular from all that hard work, and my body fat was down to 16%.

Last Friday I was 155 and 18%.

Wow! 18% body fat is really low. Why would you want to lose more? Sounds like you're really focused on the number on the scale when maybe there isn't hardly anything left to lose other than lean mass. Why would you want to give that up? You should be sooooo proud of yourself for being muscular and having such low body fat! I'm totally jealous! ;) Wish I could ever get there!