So - I initially lost 37lbs with IP - good riddance!
But I found - over the past 2 years since losing it - that I keep SABOTAGING myself. So - I've tried something new.
I have my IP plan taped to my cupboard - so that when dear hubby is cooking dinner - he cal look at what is good for my body - and arrange my meal accordingly. Yes, ladies - he's gone from not caring to realizing how important this is to me - and is now very supportive. So, when he's home (he's military and goes away a lot) - and he decides he wants to cook - he takes my need into his thought process and adjusts the menu accordingly. I'm one very lucky woman!.....
Anyway - I seque'ed! - I have now taken a bright, fluorescent coloured post it note and written the word SABOTAGE on it - and put it on my IP program. This way - whenever I go into the kitchen - if I'm thinking about quick grabbing something I shouldn't be - I see my flourescent sticky - and realize that I'm SABOTAGING myself.
That was trick 1
I also have another trick I'm trying to work on - because I find myself going to the kitchen when I'm bored or stressed (how many of us do it!) - I also have another one that says ANCHOR - when I go into the kitchen for anything besides a glass of water in between meal times - I'm seeing the ANCHOR sticker - and then I press both my index and middle fingers against my thumbs on both hands - and say "RELAXED", "CALM"and "IN CONTROL" - and doing it once (ok - sometimes 2 or 3 times - depending on stress level! LOL!) - and the desire for bad carbs passes....
So - I've put on 10lbs - because of bad eating again - out of my initial 37 that I lost - so I'm back on IP.... watch them melt away - with my little tricks.
Hope they can help someone else!