Ideal Protein Diet - Encouragement

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05-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Just wanted to stop back by and say "Hi!" I started IP exactly 2 years ago today, weighing in at 264 pounds. I was a "100%" type for 6 months, and by Thanksgiving, I had lost 100 lbs. Kept it mostly off, but fell back a little into old eating habits (although I *do* exercise an hour a day), and slowly, slowly, weight crept back up to 192. Went back on IP "100%" on April 2nd, and today? I'm at 159!

I never transitioned off properly the first time, after one more week, I'm going to do it the right way.

My high weight was 313 on my 42nd birthday (1-13-07), and in December 2009 I weighed 296. So I'm down 154 lbs (not quite half!) from my high, and 137 from my IP start weight!

I truly believe this is "The Last Diet" I'll ever need, for several reasons. One, it has taught me what my body needs to be lighter. Two, if I do backslide? I know just what to do to nip it in the bud.

Keep up the good work, everyone!

05-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Great job!!!! Very impressive!!!! I sure hope this is the LAST DIET I ever need!

05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
It's always good to hear from the 'alums' who have gone the course with IP.

I found it particularly interesting that you have decided this time to phase out properly. From what I've read here, I think it's pretty essential to long term success.

Kudos to you for getting back on track and working towards your weight loss goal again. Your insight is appreciated.

05-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Thanks for sharing. For newbies like myself it is useful to hear how others have handled phasing out into the real world. Even if you go off track there is a way to get back on the program.

JackBs Mom
05-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the motivation!
Kat2500 - we have very similar stats, starting at 179.6 with a goal of 130!

05-18-2012, 09:38 PM
How inspiring! Your stats are close to mine (my high was 304#) and I'm just an inch shorter than you and have the same goal.

You look GREAT in your photo.

Thanks for posting - helps keep me going to hear how people have been so successful with IP.

New Englander
05-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Way to go! I began maintenance four weeks ago and it is so helpful to know how to get back to goal! It's a lot of work...and so easy to slip!!!

Keep up the great work and know you're not alone...

05-18-2012, 10:50 PM
Wow that is so inspirational!! I don't know the last time I was 160, oh yeah I do, it lasted 2 months lol! This time I'm blown' by that number and gonna keep going until I am in the normal BMI for me.