Ideal Protein Diet - 1st Mini Goal Achieved in 8 Weeks




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amberjules
01-24-2013, 04:58 PM
Yesterday was my 8 week weigh-in and I couldn't have been more thrilled! Each week I just thank my luck stars that I have found something that is actually working to help me lose weight and be healthy.

So I achieved my first mini goal of losing 10% of my body weight which was 26 lbs. :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

I've officially lost 27 lbs and am on to my 2nd mini goal of losing 20% of my body weight. Half way there!!! :D

Once again I owe a big thank you to my IP coach and my 3 Fat Chicks coaches....ALL OF YOU!!! I couldn't have attained what I've done so far without everybodies help, guidance, input, amazing recipes, and chatter. :hug:

So here is my 8 week before and after photos. My shirt is definitely looser and hanging more on me. My coach wanted me to where the same outfit to see the differences.

http://www.lamberjules.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8-WEEK-COMPILATION-TEMPLATE.jpg

Okay, off to eat my IP Brocolli Cheese Soup and 2 cups of chopped brocolli. YUM!


jeffiner
01-24-2013, 05:37 PM
Awsome!!!

Cheekyskeeter
01-24-2013, 05:42 PM
Good for you!!!


gazelle
01-24-2013, 05:55 PM
That's just awesome! Congrats!

disgal
01-24-2013, 06:23 PM
WAY TO GO!!!!! :carrot:

Alohakiwi
01-24-2013, 09:26 PM
Congrats

Betterthings
01-24-2013, 11:25 PM
Nice job!!!!!

amberjules
01-26-2013, 02:21 PM
Thank you everyone! It's quite thrilling now to go in my closet and realize I don't have clothes that fit me. What does that mean? SHOPPING! In 8 weeks I've lost 3 pant sizes. I'm thinking I'll try to find something cheap, but decent looking because I won't be wearing it for long.

Where do you all shop for those "in between sizes" until you reach goal?

lisa32989
01-26-2013, 02:39 PM
How great is that?
I went to Goodwill and other 2nd hand shops. They are hit or miss so have to go often but the $$ savings is incredible.
Besides, they'll all get re-donated.

amberjules
01-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Great idea Lisa. Thank you. I'll have to search out for 2nd hand stores, but we have several really nice Goodwills around town. Plus I can donate my big girl clothes. :)

mompattie
01-26-2013, 02:54 PM
:carrot::carrot::carrot::hug::hug:

AWESOME!!!!!!! Great work, you are doing sooooo good!!!! HAPPY for you!!!!

clarksgirl
01-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Congrats!! That is awesome! I have started following your blog as well as you FB page! Love your recipes!

New Englander
01-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Awesome work! Keep it up!!! Great b/f and a/t pics! Your bum is nearly non-existent in your side photo of your after shot...your shirt just falls straight down!!! WOO HOO!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::car rot:

amberjules
01-27-2013, 02:40 PM
:carrot::carrot::carrot::hug::hug:

AWESOME!!!!!!! Great work, you are doing sooooo good!!!! HAPPY for you!!!!

Thank you so much! I'm actually on a high now where, not only do I feel great, but my clothes are looser, I'm seeing changes, my knees aren't hurting like before, and people are starting to take notice.

An interesting thing has happened. I noticed that as I gained weight people stopped looking me in the eye as you passed by them, especially strangers. It was like I was non-existent. Now, I notice people actually look at my face and will say hi. Crazy!

Congrats!! That is awesome! I have started following your blog as well as you FB page! Love your recipes!

Oh good! I'm so glad you're enjoying the recipes. Today I'm on a quest to put more up there. I have about 15 that I need to add, but my "day" job has been crazy the last 2 weeks. Would love to see your comments on the blog on which recipes you tried and liked or maybe didn't like and changed to make you're own. I love to see how others change it and it helps me to tweek my own and have fun with making new foods.

Awesome work! Keep it up!!! Great b/f and a/t pics! Your bum is nearly non-existent in your side photo of your after shot...your shirt just falls straight down!!! WOO HOO!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::car rot:

heheheeee...You're so funny "bum is nearly non-existent". I promise, it's still there. lol. I can't even where that shirt anymore - looks more like a dress now. I'll have to donate when I head to Goodwill. A big congrats to you on meeting your goal as well! Have you gone shopping for your new wardrobe?

WorldTraveleronIP
01-27-2013, 03:41 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, Amber!!!!! That is fantastic and you look great!!! I'm happy for you and looking forward to dramatic results in 8 weeks myself :)

JenRem
01-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Way to go! Amazing what a difference 8 short weeks can make in the way we look and feel! Very proud of you, esp starting during the holiday season and not waiting until Jan 1st. I can't wait to try your chocolate zucchini cookie recipe - the picture looks so tantalizing. Looking forward to your next 8 week photo comparisons. Jen :)

Ojenchilada
01-27-2013, 10:21 PM
Truly amazing! Great job! You look great and are a huge inspiration.

amberjules
01-29-2013, 11:47 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, Amber!!!!! That is fantastic and you look great!!! I'm happy for you and looking forward to dramatic results in 8 weeks myself :)

Thank you so much! You can do it too! If I can do it anybody can. I'm the queen of up and down diets. Can't wait to see your 8 results!

Way to go! Amazing what a difference 8 short weeks can make in the way we look and feel! Very proud of you, esp starting during the holiday season and not waiting until Jan 1st. I can't wait to try your chocolate zucchini cookie recipe - the picture looks so tantalizing. Looking forward to your next 8 week photo comparisons. Jen :)

Thank you. I think I was a bit of a hermit during the holidays and then brought my own food for Christmas because I just didn't want to take the chance of eating foods I shouldn't or have that temptation. It was a bit challenging, but I'm glad I did it. Oh, the chocolate zucchini cookies are so yummy. The other day I was thinking how I love chocolate, caramel, and sea salt together, so I spread a little bit of the Walden Farms caramel dip on the cookies and dashed some sea salt on it and then warmed it up for about 10 seconds. Holy Moly!!! I was in heaven!!!!

Truly amazing! Great job! You look great and are a huge inspiration.

Thank you also! You're so sweet. I just feel so thankful for everyone on these boards who have helped me with recipes, getting me through my period of getting the flu, and all of the support is just amazing. :)