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Old 01-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Today, I've been on IP since August 2010 (about 23 weeks). I have lost 81 lbs. Whoa! I started Phase 3 this morning, and I am embarrassed to admit that I am somewhat nervous.

I have 3 supremely important sources of support: 1.) my wife, 2.) my IP coaches, and 3.) this forum. This message board has really helped me these past few months. Just about any question or concern that I had about IP could be answered just by reading the posts. In fact, I told my IP coaches about this site because they kept asking from where I got all my great recipe ideas.

I have always been extremely private about my weight, medical condition, etc. until recently when it became a serious problem that could not be ignored anymore. I was never sure of what I wanted to post or talk about with a group of "strangers" which is why I haven't posted or responded much. I wasn't sure what I can offer.

However, I felt that it was necessary to lend my voice to anyone else searching for support or advice or encouragement. I have gotten all three from you all.

As I continue to progress through Phase 3 and eventually Phase 4 maintenance, I will still check in with these boards to see what everyone is sharing. Hopefully, I'll find something to chime in about and share as well. Until then, I want to say THANK YOU for all that you've shared and please continue to make choices that support your desires for health and happiness.

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Old 01-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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You look fantastic! Congratulations to you for your success, I hope your health has improved from the change. You should post, as there are not alot of men on the boards and the support is so helpful, as you have stated. I loved phase III, as I love Greek Yogurt in the morning. Don't be nervous, you'll do great! I am back on phase I, to go to my final goal. Wait til Wuv sees this, she will be so excited for you, she's the best coach there is!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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What a fantastic gift you have given yourself, your health! I loved your comment about the recipes. So many people comment on the sacrifics of giving favorite things up but it is actually a chance to be creative and discover new healthy ways of making things. There are wonderful food suggestions and recipes on her, no need to ever get bored.

Congratulations on a job well done!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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I start phase 3 on tuesday and i am so nervous!! I don't know what I'm going to do for the dairy... i really dislike dairy products in general because they don't mix well with me. Are you eating yogurt? milk? or cheese? i haven't decided yet, going shopping on sunday! Good luck today, you will do great, just believe in yourself!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Congrats!! That is an awesome success, way to go!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Hey Watel!!!! Welcome!!! You are awesome! Way to Go!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Welcome! and Congratulations, way to go!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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Congratulations! That's terrific news. Enjoy your new health!
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Congratulations. You may not realize this, but just by sharing your one post you have inspired and encouraged someone else.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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This is awesome! Well DONE!! Your post is important, please share MORE!

WOOT WOOT for "gittin' 'r done"!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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I agree, post MORE!!!....its always great to see other successes on this program, there can never be enough. Your voice can and will help others. Although you have been a lurker, speaking now says how much you have changed!....Be very PROUD of yourself and your accomplishment....CONGRATS on a job well done!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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I start phase 3 on tuesday and i am so nervous!! I don't know what I'm going to do for the dairy... i really dislike dairy products in general because they don't mix well with me. Are you eating yogurt? milk? or cheese? i haven't decided yet, going shopping on sunday! Good luck today, you will do great, just believe in yourself!
Congratulations to you AND watel. About the dairy -- you need that for calcium as well as potassium. How about lactose free yogurt mixed with a little stevia, fresh berries, and some high fiber cereal?
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Wow congratulations!!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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Congratulations, you look amazing!!! Keep posting and keep us updated, we always like to see successful IP results!!
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Today, I've been on IP since August 2010 (about 23 weeks). I have lost 81 lbs. Whoa! I started Phase 3 this morning, and I am embarrassed to admit that I am somewhat nervous.

I have 3 supremely important sources of support: 1.) my wife, 2.) my IP coaches, and 3.) this forum. This message board has really helped me these past few months. Just about any question or concern that I had about IP could be answered just by reading the posts. In fact, I told my IP coaches about this site because they kept asking from where I got all my great recipe ideas.

I have always been extremely private about my weight, medical condition, etc. until recently when it became a serious problem that could not be ignored anymore. I was never sure of what I wanted to post or talk about with a group of "strangers" which is why I haven't posted or responded much. I wasn't sure what I can offer.

However, I felt that it was necessary to lend my voice to anyone else searching for support or advice or encouragement. I have gotten all three from you all.

As I continue to progress through Phase 3 and eventually Phase 4 maintenance, I will still check in with these boards to see what everyone is sharing. Hopefully, I'll find something to chime in about and share as well. Until then, I want to say THANK YOU for all that you've shared and please continue to make choices that support your desires for health and happiness.


Thank you for posting and sharing your success! You are TRULY an inspiration. It is people like you who help me get through this every day. Great job!
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