Good afternoon lovely IPers!
Well, made it to Phase 2! Today is officially the day I am phasing off.
I am so super excited to be in P2. Also had a really good WI- 2# down bringing me to just about 90% of goal. I am hoping to get to 131-132 so 135 can be my maintaining weight.
I also just wanted to share some of my successes. In 5 short (and sometimes not so short!) months, I have lost:
My waist went from 33" to 27.25" (5.75" lost)
Hips from 43" to 37.5" (5.5" lost)
Thighs from 26" to 21.5" (4.5" lost- EACH)
Arms from 14" to 10.5" (3.5" lost - EACH)
Stomach from 39.25" to 32.5" (6.75" lost)
I went from a tight 12 to a 4 in most pants, sometimes 6 (depending on the cut and brand).
I wanted to share this because I wanted those of you who are just starting out to see that if you just stick to the program, it really does work. I know it takes some time to get your feet wet and to get the program "down" but if you just follow your phase 1 sheet and do not deviate, it WILL WORK!
Yes, you will have weeks where you think it is isn't working and weeks when the scale does not move fast enough, but just KEEP AT IT! It will all work out in the end. I can't say that it has always been an easy road to get here, and there have definitely been times when I let my mind get the best of me, but I stuck with the program and it paid off.