Ideal Protein Diet - 6 month IP-iversary




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amt6
11-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone! I have been waiting a long time to say that I have officially been on IP for 6 months and I am LOVING IT! In the past 6 months I have totally changed the way I look at food and myself, and I could not be happier. For all those that are considering starting the program, DO IT. Health is the best gift you can give yourself.

Before starting IP, I was 25 years old, 5'2, weighing 230 lbs. I was miserable in my body. I didn't feel good about myself, and didn't feel like a "normal" 25 year old who can go hang out with her friends and feel young. I was preventing myself from normal 25 year old activities because I didn't think I could physically do it.

Now, I feel great. Friends have told me that I am glowing and they have never seen me so happy. I have gotten messages from people that I haven't spoken to in years telling me that I have inspired them to start a weight loss journey.

In 6 months I have lost 59 lbs. (almost hit 60 in 6 months!!) and too many inches to count. I have gone from a size 18 to 8 in pants, and an XL to a M. I am off all of my medication, and my blood work is normal.

I am not writing this to brag - I truly hope that this will uplift someone having a rough day or someone considering starting IP. Do it, stick with it, IT WORKS. I am not done yet (about 20-30 lbs. to go), but so far, it has been the most successful thing I have ever done.

I attached a photo for those interested :)


yespositively
11-18-2013, 03:39 PM
:broc: That's great. Way to go!! :broc:

IdealProteinNewbie
11-18-2013, 03:40 PM
You look great, keep it up!

PS. I like your IP bag in the corner :D


Hiker88
11-18-2013, 03:47 PM
Congrats! You look great, but more importantly... good to hear you FEEL great! Thanks for the pictures... I love pictures!!

learning to fly
11-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Amazing! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

GettinHealthyNow
11-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Thank you for posting this! I love these success stories - very inspirational. Well done, you!

mvngmntns13
11-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Congrats! You look fantastic. Very inspirational.

schenectady
11-18-2013, 04:00 PM
Hi everyone! I have been waiting a long time to say that I have officially been on IP for 6 months and I am LOVING IT! In the past 6 months I have totally changed the way I look at food and myself, and I could not be happier. For all those that are considering starting the program, DO IT. Health is the best gift you can give yourself.

Before starting IP, I was 25 years old, 5'2, weighing 230 lbs. I was miserable in my body. I didn't feel good about myself, and didn't feel like a "normal" 25 year old who can go hang out with her friends and feel young. I was preventing myself from normal 25 year old activities because I didn't think I could physically do it.

Now, I feel great. Friends have told me that I am glowing and they have never seen me so happy. I have gotten messages from people that I haven't spoken to in years telling me that I have inspired them to start a weight loss journey.

In 6 months I have lost 59 lbs. (almost hit 60 in 6 months!!) and too many inches to count. I have gone from a size 18 to 8 in pants, and an XL to a M. I am off all of my medication, and my blood work is normal.

I am not writing this to brag - I truly hope that this will uplift someone having a rough day or someone considering starting IP. Do it, stick with it, IT WORKS. I am not done yet (about 20-30 lbs. to go), but so far, it has been the most successful thing I have ever done.

I attached a photo for those interested :)

YOU ARE NOT BRAGGING - what you have achieved is great and you have every right to feel proud, very proud, of that and to share that joy with us.

Secondly, some of us who are struggling with staying on the program can always use the good news like yours - it is support which might help us to realize the challenge we face CAN and HAS been met my a mere mortal, so keep it up. It made me day!

sarita75
11-18-2013, 04:01 PM
So wonderful and awesome to finally have a face to put with a name! Congrats!!!!!

amt6
11-18-2013, 04:23 PM
You look great, keep it up!

PS. I like your IP bag in the corner :D

I didn't even realize that was there - even more appropriate! :)

YOU ARE NOT BRAGGING - what you have achieved is great and you have every right to feel proud, very proud, of that and to share that joy with us.

Secondly, some of us who are struggling with staying on the program can always use the good news like yours - it is support which might help us to realize the challenge we face CAN and HAS been met my a mere mortal, so keep it up. It made me day!

Thank you saying this - sometimes I feel like I am bragging when showing friends/family my before and after picture, especially since I'm not quite done yet. You're right, I'm just proud and want to share.

So wonderful and awesome to finally have a face to put with a name! Congrats!!!!!

I have been very shy to post a photo, but hey, who really cares?!


To everyone else- thank you so much for your feedback and encouragement :)

PrettyMom09
11-18-2013, 04:30 PM
Congratulations!!! You look great! Have your loses slowed down any or are you still going strong? I have been on IP approx. the same time as you, but my loses came to a complete stop. I'm working on getting that started again.

may1954
11-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Thank you for sharing your story, so encouraging! Helps keep me motivated!

nolasmurf
11-18-2013, 05:01 PM
WTG! Thanks for sharing. I've been feeling a bit of "diet fatigue" so reading your story is a definite push for me. I want to be able to say I've lost my 60lbs in 6 months! (i'm a bit of a competitive person)

:D

amt6
11-18-2013, 05:16 PM
Congratulations!!! You look great! Have your loses slowed down any or are you still going strong? I have been on IP approx. the same time as you, but my loses came to a complete stop. I'm working on getting that started again.

My losses have been pretty steady throughout. There were a few weeks where they seemed slower, but they picked right back up. I'm averaging about 10 lbs. per month.

kpw30
11-18-2013, 05:19 PM
:bravo: As a newbie to IP it's so encouraging to hear your joy in regaining a "normal life". Thanks for sharing!

Slipfree
11-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Congratulations! You should be proud, it sounds like you have changed your body and your life. That is a huge accomplishment.

Frenchy71
11-18-2013, 07:54 PM
Hi everyone! I have been waiting a long time to say that I have officially been on IP for 6 months and I am LOVING IT! In the past 6 months I have totally changed the way I look at food and myself, and I could not be happier. For all those that are considering starting the program, DO IT. Health is the best gift you can give yourself.

Before starting IP, I was 25 years old, 5'2, weighing 230 lbs. I was miserable in my body. I didn't feel good about myself, and didn't feel like a "normal" 25 year old who can go hang out with her friends and feel young. I was preventing myself from normal 25 year old activities because I didn't think I could physically do it.

Now, I feel great. Friends have told me that I am glowing and they have never seen me so happy. I have gotten messages from people that I haven't spoken to in years telling me that I have inspired them to start a weight loss journey.

In 6 months I have lost 59 lbs. (almost hit 60 in 6 months!!) and too many inches to count. I have gone from a size 18 to 8 in pants, and an XL to a M. I am off all of my medication, and my blood work is normal.

I am not writing this to brag - I truly hope that this will uplift someone having a rough day or someone considering starting IP. Do it, stick with it, IT WORKS. I am not done yet (about 20-30 lbs. to go), but so far, it has been the most successful thing I have ever done.

I attached a photo for those interested :)

Amazing ! Way to go - you look gorgeous ! :bravo:

saskgirl
11-18-2013, 11:06 PM
Thank you saying this - sometimes I feel like I am bragging when showing friends/family my before and after picture, especially since I'm not quite done yet. You're right, I'm just proud and want to share.



I think you have earned your braggin rights! - Congrats!

Ruth Ann
11-18-2013, 11:17 PM
Wow - you look amazing! WTG!

JaneDeaux
11-19-2013, 11:46 AM
You are inspirational! Keep up the good work!

dak1lls
11-19-2013, 03:26 PM
Thank you for sharing this. How inspirational you are. At 25 you should be living life, and enjoying time with frieds and socializing. Now you are! It is wonderful to hear how many different aspects of your life that IP has affected. I am so happy for you on all the positive changes you are experiencing! You look radiant and gorgeous!:carrot:

airportchick11
11-19-2013, 07:10 PM
Truly enjoy reading success stories! It motivates me to keep going, thanks for sharing and for posting the pics. I, along with many others, appreciate it!!

Clarington45
11-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Hi everyone! I have been waiting a long time to say that I have officially been on IP for 6 months and I am LOVING IT! In the past 6 months I have totally changed the way I look at food and myself, and I could not be happier. For all those that are considering starting the program, DO IT. Health is the best gift you can give yourself.

Before starting IP, I was 25 years old, 5'2, weighing 230 lbs. I was miserable in my body. I didn't feel good about myself, and didn't feel like a "normal" 25 year old who can go hang out with her friends and feel young. I was preventing myself from normal 25 year old activities because I didn't think I could physically do it.

Now, I feel great. Friends have told me that I am glowing and they have never seen me so happy. I have gotten messages from people that I haven't spoken to in years telling me that I have inspired them to start a weight loss journey.

In 6 months I have lost 59 lbs. (almost hit 60 in 6 months!!) and too many inches to count. I have gone from a size 18 to 8 in pants, and an XL to a M. I am off all of my medication, and my blood work is normal.

I am not writing this to brag - I truly hope that this will uplift someone having a rough day or someone considering starting IP. Do it, stick with it, IT WORKS. I am not done yet (about 20-30 lbs. to go), but so far, it has been the most successful thing I have ever done.

I attached a photo for those interested :)

Fantastic Job! WTG - you look awesome :carrot:

amt6
11-20-2013, 10:55 AM
Thank you for all the wonderful feedback :) I am glad that others don't see my post as bragging because sometimes I feel like I am. But I know all of you understand what it's like to want to share your success, so I really appreciate it!

I should also add that I went bra shopping yesterday and have gone from a 38DDD to a 34DD! Hopefully I won't get too much smaller in that department... my girls are the one body part I like!

Annik
11-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing!