Originally Posted by Busymomx4
Hi, i started Ideal Protein 10 months ago (44 weeks) and today, i made goal after losing 142 lbs and i couldn't be happier.
Here's a bit of my story...been yoyo dieting for years..past 2 years nothing that normally worked did and in March 2010 i bet with a dr and was put on the waiting list for gastric bypass, i weighted 250lbs at that time.
As time passed, i was really careless with my weight and ate whatever i wanted, i figured if i'm going to get surgery to get rid of it, what's the point in watching it.
Fastforward to summer 2011, still on the waiting list..on my way to work, i always walk by a gym where they advertize the IP diet...i decided to do some research on it and to be honest, wasn't totally convinced but figured i would check it out anyways so on August 1, 2011, i started the Ideal Protein diet and never looked back.
I was 100% the whole time, never cheated, never even thought of cheating. Was still making food for all my family, cakes, cookies, truffles at christmas.
Starting phase 2 and looking forward to a new life.
Here are some before and after pictures and here are my stats
Chest was 46in now 34in
Waist was 56 in now 29 in
Hips was 59 1/2 in now 39 in
- I want to THANK YOU for sharing your success story, pictures and your secret to getting rid of that weight and for motivating us!
When I started IP diet 13 weeks ago, I joined the IP forum, and received valuable information, and lots of encouragement! Everyone is very supportive and that has helped me immensely
I also was going over before and after pictures, and if you take a look back, I posted here the day after I started IP diet (I started on August 13) your story and your before/after pictures are a great motivation to me! You mentioned you were ALWAYS 100% OP and NEVER cheated or thought of cheating, and so I told myself I would also not cheat EVER and I would stay 100% OP AT ALL TIMES...Thank you!
Also, the ladies in the IP diet forum keep me going, I also learned from them that if I cheat, I would only be cheating myself.
I am now 54lbs down, and I couldn't be more proud of myself! 13 weeks ago I was 54lbs bigger
, and when I think about it, those 13 weeks have really gone by pretty fast!
I am almost half way of my goal, honestly, I don't even know right now what my weight goal is, but I do know that I would know it when I get there!
Thank you again for sharing your story, for telling us that it's possible to stay 100% and for showing us that it can be done..
You're truly an inspiration