I have been on IP for just about five weeks and have had great results so far (hit 20 lb loss last WI). I started poking around this forum when I first began the diet for recipe ideas and was suprised by how motivating it was to read about everyone's weight loss journey. I finally decided to register and begin posting.
I've been dieting as far back as I can remember. A couple of rough teenage years and attending a performing arts college were just a couple of factors leading to binge eating disorder that left me more overweight than I had ever been a few years back. Through unhealthy tactics I managed to get down to 191 recently and decided that was not the best I could do. I've tried every diet in the book, including giving myself hormone shots and eating 500 cals a day: not good. IP was recommended by my doctor and for me to be 5 weeks into a diet having stayed 100% OP is almost unbelievable to me. This diet isn't a miracle, I still would love a pizza on a friday night or a latte in the morning, but getting a taste of success after having my self esteem destroyed for so long is better than any food I've ever had.
So thanks for sharing, it makes such a difference