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JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 11:33 AM
Hey Everybody!
I am a 29 year old mom to a 1 year old little boy.
I gained 70lbs when pregnant and a year (& many diet attempts) later I am still carrying 35lbs of it.
I am a life long yo-yo dieter and simply can't do it any longer. I made an appointment for an IP consult but I am scared that once again I will just pay hundreds and not have the motivation to do it.
I am 180lbs, very unhappy, and now have 0 self esteem. I dedicate my life to making sure my family is taken care of and never take time to take care of me.
Can I do this?
And on a side note, is the lost really as extreme & awesome as it sounds? When I called they said I could possibly loose 25 lbs by a wedding that I am dreading on July 24th.
Thank you everyone - and for what I read, congratulations to a lot of you!


Andie0606
05-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Hey Everybody!
I am a 29 year old mom to a 1 year old little boy.
I gained 70lbs when pregnant and a year (& many diet attempts) later I am still carrying 35lbs of it.
I am a life long yo-yo dieter and simply can't do it any longer. I made an appointment for an IP consult but I am scared that once again I will just pay hundreds and not have the motivation to do it.
I am 180lbs, very unhappy, and now have 0 self esteem. I dedicate my life to making sure my family is taken care of and never take time to take care of me.
Can I do this?
And on a side note, is the lost really as extreme & awesome as it sounds? When I called they said I could possibly loose 25 lbs by a wedding that I am dreading on July 24th.
Thank you everyone - and for what I read, congratulations to a lot of you!

Yes, you can do it. Most of us are (were) probably yo-yo dieters until we found IP. Keep reading back over the Daily Chats and you will see what others have been able to do. We are here for you.

ProteinGal
05-16-2012, 11:42 AM
:welcome3:

25 lbs for July 24 is doable! For sure you can do it!

Only the first week was extreme for me, I was ready to crawl the walls. Once your in Ketosis, its all smooth sailing IMO.

Just don't cheat and you can achieve your goal!!!!


JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Where are you in AB Protein Girl?
I am also in AB.

usmcvet
05-16-2012, 11:51 AM
Hey Everybody!
I am a 29 year old mom to a 1 year old little boy.
I gained 70lbs when pregnant and a year (& many diet attempts) later I am still carrying 35lbs of it.
I am a life long yo-yo dieter and simply can't do it any longer. I made an appointment for an IP consult but I am scared that once again I will just pay hundreds and not have the motivation to do it.
I am 180lbs, very unhappy, and now have 0 self esteem. I dedicate my life to making sure my family is taken care of and never take time to take care of me.
Can I do this?
And on a side note, is the lost really as extreme & awesome as it sounds? When I called they said I could possibly loose 25 lbs by a wedding that I am dreading on July 24th.
Thank you everyone - and for what I read, congratulations to a lot of you!

You can do it. I hit 470 at my highest, It was very depressing, I've felt great the last 7 or so weeks on IP. Honestly the first week was tough but totally worth it. I was just tired coming off the carbs. You are worth it. :hug: I have hope now that I have discovered IP and 3fc as my vehicle for weight loss.

JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Thanks for your support. Back in 2008 I lost a bunch of weight using LA Weight Loss & 3FC … it was really 3FC that got me through that DIET.

CassiR
05-16-2012, 12:00 PM
I found that I did way better when I HAD to pay for a program. It keeps me accountable and since we already struggle with our budget, I had to stick to it. I did not let that money go to waste! I spent a lot of money to get started and that kept me motivated.
You can do this!!! Keep checking in here! :hug:

CkM
05-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Of course you can do it! You just need to set the standard that this is what you want and stick to it! The first week is the worst, make sure you have enough things to keep you busy and dont cheat! I am in my 3rd week and have lost 9 pounds my first 2 weeks! It is a seriously amazing diet! Just hold yourself accountable and you can easily lose the weight by the wedding in July!

Good Luck!

usmcvet
05-16-2012, 12:44 PM
Just noticed your screen name. My Jack is 9. Do it for him. All you need to do is start and take it a day at a time.

NOVAScents
05-16-2012, 01:11 PM
I'm a mother to three young kids, so I completely understand. I've stopped living MY life the past five and a half years for THEM. Now I'm on IP for ME! You deserve to be healthy. One step at a time ;)

momat40
05-16-2012, 01:57 PM
I'm a mother to three young kids, so I completely understand. I've stopped living MY life the past five and a half years for THEM. Now I'm on IP for ME! You deserve to be healthy. One step at a time ;)

This is me!!! My oldest is 5 and my little one is 3. Every minute is devoted to your children and husband and house. My excuse was I don't have time, I work 30 hrs a week, etc....

You CAN do this. You are not alone.

navydocmom
05-16-2012, 02:13 PM
YES! You can do this! You will be amazed at your weight loss. It won't always be easy (no diet is). But it is doable and you have this awesome group of people who will walk besides you and root you on!

I understand the weight gain after kids. I never lost the "after baby" weight since my last child - and he's ten years old!! I finally got sick of making excuses and decided to make the necessary changes. I felt like I owed it to myself (and my kids & hubby) to get healthy and I am on that road now.

It is SO worth it!!!! :) All the best to you.

dizzyjean
05-16-2012, 02:35 PM
You can really do it! I'm a newbie and have only had 2 WI's, but I've lost 9 pounds, so that's good.
My Jack is 22. He was my last of 4.
You can win with this diet!

Momto2cs
05-16-2012, 03:17 PM
Where are you in AB Protein Girl?
I am also in AB.

I am also in Ab, in fort mc!

You can do it. Commit to 4 weeks. You will be sold after 1!

JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 03:37 PM
I am also in Ab, in fort mc!

You can do it. Commit to 4 weeks. You will be sold after 1!
I'm in Fort Mac too!

JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Thanks everyone - my appointment is tomorrow. I will keep you all posted….

Fingers Crossed - I need this!

Kaypix
05-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Thanks everyone - my appointment is tomorrow. I will keep you all posted….

Fingers Crossed - I need this!

I'm 27, not a mom but was pregnant for almost half my term before losing it, so I had gained roughly 20 lbs at that point, topping out at 202. I've been on IP for 3 weeks and 3 days now, down 12.2 pounds, so don't see why you wouldn't hit 25 pounds in ... what, 10 weeks?

You go this! And think how much fun you'll have clothes shopping with a little tyke pulling on the racks ;) (in a good way of course!)

JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Sorry for your loss Kaypix & thank you for your motivation!

Momto2cs
05-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Are you going to barb? She is excellent.
Fort mc just has too much social life! We all seem to gain here!

JackBs Mom
05-16-2012, 04:25 PM
I can't blame Fort Mac completely … just came to town about 5 months ago. I spoke with Barb on the phone but she will be away so I will be seeing someone else…. Melissa maybe?

takers
05-16-2012, 05:41 PM
My situation sounds very similar to yours. I gained around 50 pounds with my pregnancy and only lost 30 pounds of it by the time my baby was a year old. Tack on some added weight after getting married and I found myself about 30 pounds heavier than when I got married. There are days when it's hard staying on program when I'm running after my daughter or trying to prepare a meal for my husband (who isn't on the diet but willing to eat dinners with me in support), but overall I'm seeing the weight come off and I can see that this will be a sustainable eating program.

One of the biggest fears I have is not teaching my daughter (and any future child we should be blessed with) good eating and exercise habits. My husband is great in that he pretty much prefers to reach for the apple than the cookie, but I only ever reached for the cookie. I'm hopeful that with this program 'resetting' my system I'll be more likely to make healthy choices, which will mean that my child will see me make those healthy choices and hopefully mimic them.

Take the jump and start this program! The first two weeks are going to be really tough, I'm not going to lie. But stick through those two weeks and you'll find that this program works, you aren't hungry, you'll feel better, and have lots of energy. I can't wait to hear your progress!

Momto2cs
05-16-2012, 05:47 PM
Melissa will be great! You will meet barb eventually. Tell her you "met" Anne on this forum. Barb knows me well!
You will do great. Find some foods you like and keep it simple to start!
If you ever go to Mitchell's they will even make you a barb salad that is ip compliant if you ask!
I can't blame fort mc either-I have been here 16 years, and only got fat about 3 years ago! Age and babies!

jenn04
05-16-2012, 07:35 PM
I am going to say YES U CAN. I live your post i also hv a 1 year old n gained 70 lbs while pregant. I started on IP but switched to alternatives bc its alot cheaper. I cook my family's dinner every night n mine seperately u can do it i didnt think i could and i am now on my 8th week

JackBs Mom
05-17-2012, 11:16 PM
I went for my profile & joined IP!

I am VERY uncertain about the drastic change in diet but when she told me I was 44% body fat I became committed to this program.

3FC will be my support for this …. look forward to joining in your successes!

:dizzy: HERE WE GO……..

swerdna59
05-18-2012, 08:12 AM
Good for you! I started IP 2 weeks ago had have lost 11 pounds so far, I am thrilled. It is really easy to follow and because the IP Store in my town is so lame, beyond lame really, I am doing the protocols with alternatives and also using Walden Farms salad dressing...just ordered some Miracle Noodles as well for some variety. I have done WW before and it worked, not this fast, but what I am liking about IP is I am much more aware of what kind of food I am eating and it's easy to check labels as well.

I wish you luck...stick with it, last night I was watching the Food Network and was thinking I needed something to eat and I wasn't even hungry but it all looked so good and yummy...I talked myself out of it and my weigh in this morning was so worth it.

If you stick to it, this program does work. I have 2 co-workers who have done it and kept it off, one for over a year.

shathom
05-18-2012, 08:36 AM
You can do this, I started IP on 12 April, I just had my 5th WI and I'm down 28.5 lbs. I am 58 years old, and the older you get the harder it is to lose weight. IP works, it is difficult the first couple of weeks, but it is so easy to do just stick to the program. It is strict, but I need the regimen and accountability. This forum has lifted my spirits many a day!

Hang in there, we're here for you:carrot::carrot:

Cole3
05-18-2012, 09:24 AM
You CAN do this .... as "strict" as the program is it is the easiest diet I have ever done. And 25 pounds by the end of July? Totally doable. I am just starting my 6th week and I have lost 20 pounds ... and I struggle to lose weight. My advice is to read through all of the recipes and what not that are on this site that has been a HUGE help for me. There are a lot of days when I keep it basic (literally raw veggies because that is all I have time for) but on the days when I have more time I scroll through the recipes on here and make something new ... it keeps me from getting bored with the diet. I love IP but I have to say without this board I may not love it as much - having the support and encouragement not to mention all of the help those who have been doing it for a long time have to offer really does help!!

Meadow Wheeler
05-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Hey Everybody!
I am a 29 year old mom to a 1 year old little boy.
I gained 70lbs when pregnant and a year (& many diet attempts) later I am still carrying 35lbs of it.

You can do it! We all believe in you. :hug: