Originally Posted by Novak
Just went back to consult my weight loss records.
I hope I am doing this right...responding to the quote...I do not have a clue as to my BMI, sorry..I am 5'2" tall and when I started this I weighed 181 and my chest was 44DD and I wore xl shirts..my jeans were size 10-12 and now I wear med shirts...my chest has gone down to 38D and I wear size 4 jeans...go figure...I can get into my sons jeans and he wears 30/32 and sometimes 29/32..no my legs aren't that long but 30's are too short. That is where I started..I have lost a ton of inches and 30 pounds. I never did have issues with blood pressure which was my saving grace with my heart problems but I did have issues with potassium levels...I just got all the results of my last blood panel and everything looks better than it has for a while which I love. The only "medication" I take are the multi vitamin, cal-mag supplement and potassium supplement from this diet. I only need to add vitamin D according to my Dr.
I will try doing phase 2 for a few days before I hit phase 3...does anyone know how long I am supposed to be on phase 3 for sure? My coach tells me I am supposed to be on it for 1 week only then start phase 4. Thanks for all the advise and I will read up on everything you recommended.
Well, bad guess on the height! Read the Phase 3 info on the Life After thread, message #49. You need 2 weeks on Phase 3, not one. For your height and weight, BMI comes in at 27.4; normally, under 25 gets you out of the overweight category. It's not a perfect metric, but it's useful information.
Do you know why the doctor wanted you to stop the diet at 150? Was there a health concern? The way you described it, the doctor was not happy with the way you lost more quickly from the waist down. Is that right? How do YOU feel about your weight loss, and where would you like to be?
Is your coach associated with your doctor or at some kind of weight loss clinic? Just curious... mine was through my chiropractor. It seems funny that they would send you off to do Phase 3--arguably the most critical of the diet--without giving you the protocol to follow.
Yes, please use the links Carla gave you and print out all the information for Phase 3.
I'll be checking back tomorrow.