Ideal Protein Diet - One year ago today...




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IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 12:36 PM
March 1, 2012 I embarked on the Ideal Protein journey. Thanks to a huge number of very supportive people, including the 3FC community, I'm now down 142lbs and only 11 away from my goal!

For those of you starting out, stick with it, it really does work!! And to those of you who've been there supporting me along the way, thanks for all you've done.

Finish line, here I come!!!

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581668_10151372801879263_1326484387_n.jpg


Mother of the Groom
03-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Amazing job and very inspirational, thanks for sharing. You look GREAT!

bargoo
03-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Awesome ! Congratlations !


BeccaGrim
03-01-2013, 12:47 PM
You are so inspirational. Do you feel amazing?

mccull83
03-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Wow!! Thanks for showing us that we can have results too if we just keep going! This such an encouragement to me!

mrskuby
03-01-2013, 12:51 PM
OMG!!! Flat out AMAZING!!! You look fantastic!! I can only imagine how you feel!!!

simplelivingSD
03-01-2013, 12:55 PM
WOW you look great! Congrats on such a amazing achievement :)

Ishbel
03-01-2013, 12:56 PM
WOW, you look FANFREAKIN'TASTIC!!!!

WELL DONE!!!!! Very excited for you!!!!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!

I love IP!! :)

evepet
03-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Ahhhh.... what a wonderful transformation DivaJen ! Your smile says it all. :D A hugh Congratulations to you.

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 12:59 PM
You are so inspirational. Do you feel amazing?

I most certainly do! It's crazy to think how much better I feel overall just day to day. :)

Thanks!

betsy2013
03-01-2013, 01:02 PM
Thank you for posting this. It was exactly what I needed this morning to keep going. You look fantastic and in looking at your signature pictures it looks like your husband/significant other lost quite a bit as well. The two of you must have so many new opportunities open to you.

lisa32989
03-01-2013, 01:05 PM
What an incredible accomplishment!
Thanks for being here when I arrived

A1Texan
03-01-2013, 01:08 PM
What an incredible accomplishment!
Thanks for being here when I arrived
Such a great site to "Pay it Forward". She was there for you and now Lisa you are there for us...love it :)

bellasamimom
03-01-2013, 01:08 PM
WOW!!! What an inspiration you are!!!

:bravo:

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Thank you for posting this. It was exactly what I needed this morning to keep going. You look fantastic and in looking at your signature pictures it looks like your husband/significant other lost quite a bit as well. The two of you must have so many new opportunities open to you.

Life is completely different for both of us, that's for sure! He's lost 95 lbs and has been in maintenance since last August. A whole new world!

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 01:14 PM
What an incredible accomplishment!
Thanks for being here when I arrived

:) Thanks for all you do to keep everyone going every day!!

Desafinado
03-01-2013, 02:06 PM
Wow you look great! :bravo:

I love to see these posts. I haven't hit that discouraged moment yet but I am at the start of my journey and it's posts like this that will help me stay focused and remember the end goal.

jeffiner
03-01-2013, 02:10 PM
Holy @&$)!!!!!!!!

Awsome..inspirational...motivating..beauty

Fabulousatfifty
03-01-2013, 02:15 PM
Now this was a truly inspirational post! Thank you - I need it. Your transfomation is amazing and I wish you much health and happiness as you reach your goal!:carrot:

exactor
03-01-2013, 02:19 PM
You look great! Congratulations!

patns
03-01-2013, 02:23 PM
OMG!!! I had tears in my eyes when I saw this. I was just wondering yesterday if you were still around but likely you just haven't been posting on the same threads as I go to.

I have to tell you that I was very surprised way back when you posted your second picture, I had to look more closely at your first one because I had thought you were much older than you are when I had looked at your first one.
You looked better and better with each progress picture and this one is amazing.
So happy for you!

Pat

Tziri
03-01-2013, 02:24 PM
Wow! Beautiful pictures!! Congratulations. :)

My2loseW8
03-01-2013, 02:27 PM
You know there is LOL laugh out loud.. I just discovered WOL.. Wow out loud! Thank you for being such and inspiration! You look amazing!

Ojenchilada
03-01-2013, 02:30 PM
Unbelievable. Truly unbelievable. To have done that in a year is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing.

joefla70
03-01-2013, 02:31 PM
Congrats! You look great! :)

lcheech
03-01-2013, 02:34 PM
AMAZING!! thank you for sharing your story! :)

Cheekyskeeter
03-01-2013, 02:37 PM
You look absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

ecmcnamee
03-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Wow! Incredible ... you should be so very proud of yourself!!

elvislover324
03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
I'm not on Ideal Protein but I like to read all of the posts. :)

You look AMAZING and are such an inspriration to me!!! Ideal Protein should make you a spokesperson, what a transformation. Congratulations on your dedication and hardwork paying off. What a difference in 1 year!

KitKat169
03-01-2013, 02:50 PM
You look amazing. Well done at a successful journey!

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 02:53 PM
OMG!!! I had tears in my eyes when I saw this. I was just wondering yesterday if you were still around but likely you just haven't been posting on the same threads as I go to.

I have to tell you that I was very surprised way back when you posted your second picture, I had to look more closely at your first one because I had thought you were much older than you are when I had looked at your first one.
You looked better and better with each progress picture and this one is amazing.
So happy for you!

Pat

Thanks so much! Yep, even I agree that I look younger now than I did when I started. How amazing is that - to lose weight, get healthier AND look younger? Booyeah!! hehe. And yet how scary is it that I'll enter my 40's healthier than I've been at any other point in my life? Crazy, but I'll take it!!

You know there is LOL laugh out loud.. I just discovered WOL.. Wow out loud! Thank you for being such and inspiration! You look amazing!

Hehe - WOL. Love it! Thanks.

I'm not on Ideal Protein but I like to read all of the posts. :)

You look AMAZING and are such an inspriration to me!!! Ideal Protein should make you a spokesperson, what a transformation. Congratulations on your dedication and hardwork paying off. What a difference in 1 year!

Thank you! Looking at your stats really strikes a chord for me because we started at the exact same weight. Congrats on your success so far and all the best getting to the end!

Thanks again everyone. I really appreciate the kind words.

DontGiveUp17
03-01-2013, 02:55 PM
OMG! You look amazing and what an inspiration!! Way to Geaux!!

Shawsy
03-01-2013, 03:03 PM
I think WOW sums it up pretty well.

Congratulations!

Nilouve
03-01-2013, 03:06 PM
What an amazing transformation in only one year! You should be so proud; never forget this accomplishment, you can do anything!

Enjoy your healthy new body. You will inspire so many. Congratulations!!

beckyjwebb
03-01-2013, 05:02 PM
Thank You for sharing, You are beautiful!!!
You are my Hero
Congratulations

tam67green
03-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Oh, wow! That is so wonderful! Congrats on a job well done, and thank you for being such an inspiration!

LexiChanel1
03-01-2013, 05:28 PM
OMG, Good for you, you have changed your life....you look so amazing, I got shivers looking at your picture, its an unbeleivable transformation. You are a diva inside and out.

LizRR
03-01-2013, 05:38 PM
I LOVE IT Jen! What a year! Absolutely. Beautiful.

bubbleblower
03-01-2013, 05:41 PM
Wonderful!!! *HUGE* congrats!!!!

Debrasb
03-01-2013, 05:47 PM
Ditto ditto ditto -- just incredible. Kudos and hurray!!

heritagesoftail
03-01-2013, 06:02 PM
WOW WOW WOW

You look fantastic, way to go girl

chicagoboiler
03-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Wow!! What an inspiration. Nice work and thank you!

IdealProteinNewbie
03-01-2013, 06:09 PM
Shannon,
You look absolutely amazing.

You are a role model for many and by posting your pictures I'm sure you have inspired people to start IP or keep going in a moment of adversity or self-doubt.

ragdoll74
03-01-2013, 06:49 PM
You look so fantastic! Amazing what you have accomplished in only 1 year. Thanks for being such an wonderful inspiration.

SFNinerGirl
03-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Congratulations, you are absolutely amazing and such an inspiration. Brought a tear to my eye!!

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks, all!!

And since I'm super proud of him, too, here's DH's year over year pics. He's been in maintenance since August of last year and is doing insanely well keeping it off!!!

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/482279_10151588405950668_1111366355_n.jpg

amberjules
03-01-2013, 08:04 PM
OMG...you're absolutely stunning, just glowing tons of light! What an amazing feeling you must have to have transformed so much in a year and only 11 lbs from goal.

I'm just so excited for you and what this, no doubt, means to you and your lease on life.

So what have you really enjoyed doing since your weight loss that you didn't do when you were at your highest weight?

DeeFree
03-01-2013, 08:10 PM
You look wonderful! Keep up the good work!!!

WingnutandMe
03-01-2013, 08:12 PM
OMG!!! I had tears in my eyes when I saw this. I was just wondering yesterday if you were still around but likely you just haven't been posting on the same threads as I go to.

I have to tell you that I was very surprised way back when you posted your second picture, I had to look more closely at your first one because I had thought you were much older than you are when I had looked at your first one.
You looked better and better with each progress picture and this one is amazing.
So happy for you!

Pat

I'm right there with Pat. I was wondering about you. I remember when you started. You've done so well. Thanks for sharing.

Molly:hug:

scorbett1103
03-01-2013, 08:12 PM
Simply amazing transformation!!! Both you and hubby are incredible!

Megan33
03-01-2013, 08:23 PM
Hooray for both of you!!!! You look FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Sammie12
03-01-2013, 08:24 PM
You both look amazing... :bravo:

ladylunk
03-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Wow you and hubby have done such an incredible job. Way to go. You look amazing and I love the outfit you are wearing.

bella2013
03-01-2013, 08:57 PM
You both look amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Bella

TNmom
03-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Absolutely amazing!

gazelle
03-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Absolutely Awesome! You are an inspiration! I know it hasn't been easy, but you rock!!!

elvislover324
03-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Thank you! Looking at your stats really strikes a chord for me because we started at the exact same weight. Congrats on your success so far and all the best getting to the end!


I saw that we started at the same after I posted! I can only hope to look as good as you when I get there (and I will get there!). I have just over 6 months on my plan so I am only behind your stats by a few pounds. Your post today is keeping me focused with my eye on the prize. I just re-read this whole thread, so happy for you!!

IPdivajen
03-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Yes, you will make it!! You're doing amazingly well! I did take October, November and December off my plan as I did a learn to run program and needed the extra calories to sustain it so in reality the 142 lbs is over 9 months but still - you most certainly have got this!!!

NinjaNurse
03-01-2013, 09:20 PM
You look fantastic!!! You are very inspiring!! CONGRATS!

rubygirl05
03-01-2013, 09:21 PM
You look so amazing and it's truly inspiring!!

Blessed900711
03-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Wow, you look amazing!

itzconni3
03-01-2013, 11:07 PM
thank you for posting!

Today was a hard day for me and seeing your photos have inspired me again, so thank you!

JenRem
03-01-2013, 11:20 PM
100% AMAZING!

BTW - did your avatar used to be you in your wedding dress?

animallover
03-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Congratulations! You and your husband both look amazing!! Thank you for sharing - it's very inspiring :)

mompattie
03-02-2013, 12:28 AM
OMG WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What you have accomplished is HUGE!! I'm so proud of you, we all know how hard it is!! You look fantastic! You are beaming!!! Question: what was your start size and what is your current clothing size?

DoingitDeb
03-02-2013, 12:43 AM
You look marvelous!!!

crazynette826
03-02-2013, 01:41 AM
:yay: Wow!!! You look amazing!!!!! What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing! :yay:

dcapulet
03-02-2013, 02:15 AM
You. Are. Amazing.

putenpie
03-02-2013, 08:55 AM
That's amazing you look awesome and are such an inspiration

lovetorun3
03-02-2013, 09:04 AM
March 1, 2012 I embarked on the Ideal Protein journey. Thanks to a huge number of very supportive people, including the 3FC community, I'm now down 142lbs and only 11 away from my goal!

For those of you starting out, stick with it, it really does work!! And to those of you who've been there supporting me along the way, thanks for all you've done.

Finish line, here I come!!!

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581668_10151372801879263_1326484387_n.jpg

WOW! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing, you look absolutely amazing :D

FutureFitChick
03-02-2013, 09:34 AM
Thanks for your amazing inspiration! Congratulations on your success!

mquinn106
03-02-2013, 10:26 AM
Wow! Congrats!! You look amazing and what a great journey to share with you DH!

Gonna really try
03-02-2013, 10:39 AM
congrats

50harvest
03-02-2013, 12:23 PM
Wow...what an awesome testimony....thanks for motivating me to keep going!

ladyfyre
03-02-2013, 12:27 PM
What fantastic results. You look amazing and I bet you feel twice that good.

IPdivajen
03-02-2013, 07:05 PM
100% AMAZING!

BTW - did your avatar used to be you in your wedding dress?

I had a picture of the 'new' me wearing my now overflowing wedding dress, yep! :)

OMG WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What you have accomplished is HUGE!! I'm so proud of you, we all know how hard it is!! You look fantastic! You are beaming!!! Question: what was your start size and what is your current clothing size?

Thanks!! Starting size was 26/28 or 3-4X and am now in a getting loose 12/large, sometimes medium. Crazy!!!

Thanks again, everyone!!

ginettepv
03-02-2013, 07:36 PM
WOW! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing, you look absolutely amazing :D

You look fabulous. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for posting. I come to this site every night and it encourages me.:carrot:

mylastdiet
03-03-2013, 06:33 AM
You are amazing! Such an inspiration.

Time to change
03-03-2013, 01:06 PM
You are such an inspiration!! Congrats!

aliboo723
03-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Congrats! Thanks for the inspiration!!

AnnaBoBanna
03-03-2013, 09:41 PM
Lady, you are gorgeous inside and out!! Congratulations :-)

sunkissed311
03-03-2013, 10:06 PM
WOW! So inspirational - you look amazing :)

sept2012
03-03-2013, 10:18 PM
awh you both look fantastic! Good Job!!!

rtzapper
03-03-2013, 11:10 PM
Very cool for you and your husband. You guys look great congrats

WorldTraveleronIP
03-04-2013, 12:52 AM
Absolutely amazing and inspiring! Congratulations to you both...I'm recharged about this diet now for sure!!!

mightbe
03-04-2013, 12:45 PM
You look amazing! You will be joining your hubby in maintenance in no time! :congrat:

lizard107
03-04-2013, 12:52 PM
I am on my 2 nd week. Almost the same starting weight. SO inspirational!! Just what I needed :)