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bisous3
02-14-2013, 08:39 AM
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I've been on IP for 10 days now, and have only lost 3 lbs! The first time around I was down 6 lbs after the first week. The thing that made it a "do-able" program for me, since giving up bread, pasta, etc. was the fact that it worked quickly. Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

Thank you in advance....


WorldTraveleronIP
02-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Was your starting weight the same the first time around? I have never started at that weight, so maybe someone who did could answer better.

Are you following the diet protocol exactly as it is? Are you dealing with constipation or water retention? These are the common reasons for slow loss.

I know how frustrating it is...I stalled for a over a week with my TOM...frustrating

sonyainva
02-14-2013, 09:02 AM
The fact that you are losing means it is working. Hang in, I am pretty sure on any other diet the loss would be even less, hang in. Be confident that your body will do the right thing by you


Katkat
02-14-2013, 09:26 AM
3lbs! That's awesome! Sounds like it is working to me. Every week it's different. So don't worry. My first week I lost seven the 2nd and 4th week I lost 2 and 3 and I am very happy with that. Celebrate losses!

scorbett1103
02-14-2013, 09:47 AM
If you have less to lose this time around you are not going to see the same numbers you did the first time. Less weight to lose means slower weight loss no matter what diet you choose, because there is a smaller difference between the calories you are eating and the calories your body needs to function.

LexiChanel1
02-14-2013, 09:52 AM
Bisous,
Are you tryomg to lose baby weight? Due to all your hormones the weight won't come off as fast.

Ishbel
02-14-2013, 09:54 AM
What was your food intake before you started the first time has your diet changed a lot this time or were you more or less eating pretty low carb before you started. There are a lot of variables in the equation.

One thing though, stop weighing yourself...easier said then done (trust me I know). The diet works and sometimes when you over analyse the scale the stress of it will help you hang on to some weight.

The diet works, it may not work the way YOU want it to work or as FAST as you want it to work...but it works, you've lost weight...3 lbs is great!! :)

maezy1
02-14-2013, 09:55 AM
listen to Scorbett. Closer you are to your goal, and you are close, the slower it comes off. Or so I have heard!!!!

Cheekyskeeter
02-14-2013, 10:13 AM
3 lbs is not a bad loss in 10 days! I lost 4 lbs my first week on the program and close to that each week since. I agree the closer you are to goal the slower it will come off. You're doing fine.

ragdoll74
02-14-2013, 10:16 AM
3 lbs in 10 days is excellent!

bisous3
02-14-2013, 10:40 AM
Lots of good points made. Thanks everyone. I really was forgetting that the last time I did this I started at 165, so starting at 153 (with a goal of 135) would mean that since I'm closer to my goal, I'd lose a bit slower. Wonder if I can expect that same average as before... If I can realistically expect to lose 12 or so in a month?
I was eating pretty low carb and kept my weight stable until around Halloween. I pretty much lost control from Halloween to the end of January. It was upsetting because the carbs to me are like alcohol to an alcoholic. Hubby lost his job in December (after being with the company for 20 years, they shut down their office). Instead of going on a "beer bender" I was on a carb bender. Time to get it back under control. I worked too hard to take it off last time to let myself go back to square one.
Thank you all for the support. Trying to stay strong and positive for my husband while inside I'm just as worried is starting to take its toll.

sunnymae
02-14-2013, 11:39 AM
:(
I've been on IP for 10 days now, and have only lost 3 lbs! The first time around I was down 6 lbs after the first week. The thing that made it a "do-able" program for me, since giving up bread, pasta, etc. was the fact that it worked quickly. Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

Thank you in advance....

Come on over to the Reboot thread. Most of us doing this again are having to work harder with slower results. We're all closer to our goals than first time around...so the consensus seems to be similar for most of us. You'll find a lot of support/ideas/tricks/recipes on this thread...so come on over. You're doing great, there's just less of you to lose this time. Frustrating as it is....that's a good thing.:)

healthyangie
02-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Yes - I would have loved to 3 lbs in 10 days during my reboot, especially being a lower weight!

Come on over to the reboot - we discuss some ways to "boost" the loss an also share in the frustration you are feeling ...

bisous3
02-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Sounds great! See you there and thanks again!

beckyjwebb
02-14-2013, 02:21 PM
I started at 2 lbs heavier the second time around and have lost about 5 lbs less at the 6 week mark. But, I have lost more inches this time than I did at 6 weeks before. So you are doing great!!! Keep up the good work.

BeccaGrim
02-14-2013, 03:05 PM
It could be anything. Hormone changes or you're age. Give it another week!

Great Dane
02-14-2013, 03:18 PM
Warning: I'm whining. I am 110% on "European Boot Camp" after phasing through to maintenance for vacation (EBC=5 packets a day, no meat proteins, 4C veggies total, 64+ oz water, all my vities, salt and oil, etc. I just started EBC Monday 2/11 after 5 days of being back on Phase 1). Sure, this is only Thursday but every morning the scale says 143.7 or 143.8 and every evening the scale has said between 144.7 and 144.9. (weighing in the late PM too just out of curiosity) Same as my Monday WI!!! Same as when I was on vacation. This is a little too Groundhogs Day for me. I've also moved on to an evening Smooth Move cuppa after finding the $$$ Novi-Lax wasn't doing anything. (Smooth Move has only worked twice since Saturday). I'll head over to re-boot too.

This is getting frustrating....I am hoping for a whoosh, a big whoosh, even a Smooth Move whoosh. Yes I am whining!!!! Yea yea yea, it's only Thursday. Come on body, do something!! I'd love to see a 3 lb loss in 10 days.

LexiChanel1
02-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Lots of good points made. Thanks everyone. I really was forgetting that the last time I did this I started at 165, so starting at 153 (with a goal of 135) would mean that since I'm closer to my goal, I'd lose a bit slower. Wonder if I can expect that same average as before... If I can realistically expect to lose 12 or so in a month?
I was eating pretty low carb and kept my weight stable until around Halloween. I pretty much lost control from Halloween to the end of January. It was upsetting because the carbs to me are like alcohol to an alcoholic. Hubby lost his job in December (after being with the company for 20 years, they shut down their office). Instead of going on a "beer bender" I was on a carb bender. Time to get it back under control. I worked too hard to take it off last time to let myself go back to square one.
Thank you all for the support. Trying to stay strong and positive for my husband while inside I'm just as worried is starting to take its toll.

Hi there,

If you are trying to lose baby weight, it will come off allot slower......

LexiChanel1
02-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Lots of good points made. Thanks everyone. I really was forgetting that the last time I did this I started at 165, so starting at 153 (with a goal of 135) would mean that since I'm closer to my goal, I'd lose a bit slower. Wonder if I can expect that same average as before... If I can realistically expect to lose 12 or so in a month?
I was eating pretty low carb and kept my weight stable until around Halloween. I pretty much lost control from Halloween to the end of January. It was upsetting because the carbs to me are like alcohol to an alcoholic. Hubby lost his job in December (after being with the company for 20 years, they shut down their office). Instead of going on a "beer bender" I was on a carb bender. Time to get it back under control. I worked too hard to take it off last time to let myself go back to square one.
Thank you all for the support. Trying to stay strong and positive for my husband while inside I'm just as worried is starting to take its toll.

Sorry about your husbands job. You will get through it and come out stronger:) everything happens for a reason, God tests all of us.

Chloe222
02-15-2013, 02:43 PM
:(
I've been on IP for 10 days now, and have only lost 3 lbs! The first time around I was down 6 lbs after the first week. The thing that made it a "do-able" program for me, since giving up bread, pasta, etc. was the fact that it worked quickly. Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

Thank you in advance....
You are doing fine! Hang in there.

JohnP
02-15-2013, 03:25 PM
What everyone is saying is true but knowing why is useful.

Fat loss is an equation of energy. Energy is measured in calories.

Smaller people burn fewer calories every day. IP diet doesn't differentiate between giant people and small people. They follow the same protocol. Therefore, smaller people will lose slower because their energy needs are different.

Also, water weight. Stress is a very good way to retain water. You're obviously stressed.

Best bet - don't worry about the scale day to day or week to week. Follow the program and have faith that the laws of physics as they relate to the laws of thermodynamics will hold true.

disgal
02-18-2013, 07:42 AM
What everyone is saying is true but knowing why is useful.

Fat loss is an equation of energy. Energy is measured in calories.

Smaller people burn fewer calories every day. IP diet doesn't differentiate between giant people and small people. They follow the same protocol. Therefore, smaller people will lose slower because their energy needs are different.

Also, water weight. Stress is a very good way to retain water. You're obviously stressed.

Best bet - don't worry about the scale day to day or week to week. Follow the program and have faith that the laws of physics as they relate to the laws of thermodynamics will hold true.


Great info as always John! Thx for the refresher! :)

Stormcrazie
02-23-2013, 11:20 AM
hello I am restarting IP after a little over a year of being off. I am hopeful this time is as successful as last, I lost consistently every week. I know myself and I tend to get discouraged easily so I would very much like to follow fellow iper's who are restarting. I cant seem to find the reboot thread though :) Good luck everyone I look forward to seeing all of our successes

gazelle
02-23-2013, 11:53 AM
Bumped the reboot thread for you......