Originally Posted by BACKDROPsilhouette
I usually stay quiet in forums such as these; however since I need 20 posts to have a signature, I'm forcing myself to try and comment on threads. Starting with an introduction seems appropriate (although I'm not entirely sure if this is where to do it!).
I'm 18 years old, weigh about 250lbs, and am looking to lose 70lbs. I've never been below 209 and "healthy" for my height is supposedly 145-180 (6 feet). I haven't started IP yet because I'm still trying to figure out how to do everything. It seems a bit confusing! I also don't have the money just yet to start buying food. I signed up via IdealtoGo and am in the process of getting a coach. I'm thinking I'll have enough money by the end of this month to start in February.
I was thinking about mini-goals and am not sure what I should get myself as rewards for meeting them. Anything I have as a reward will have to be worked for, so I'm not sure what could be small enough that I can actually afford to have rewards in the first place. Buying a dress at goodwill was what I wanted to do, but I have no clue what size I'll wear when I'm at my goal.
Anyway . . . I've read a lot of the threads on this forum and am excited to begin nonetheless!
And you're certainly welcome. Have you read Dr Trahn's book? If not, it's free, it explains A LOT -- virtually all of the science behind the program -- and it's free. Available by clicking on the site that's given in the first post of the daily thread. But before you start using the actual products it's quite possible to start eating a balanced
low carb, low fat, low calorie diet. If you do, getting into ketosis is should be a breeze and not nearly as stressful as it is for some people. You might look at the Phases thread in the 2nd sticky at the top of the IP page, and specifically at the phase for diabetics. It gives you a more balanced diet. Very best of luck. And it's good that you've already begun to lose the weight.