I am doing cartwheels this morning because I am now out of the 200s! I still find myself very nervous to part with clothes that are too big (unless I really hated them anyway) because of fear that I will fall off and rebound to a higher weight. But, I am building confidence that I will manage by reading about all of you that are so successful with lifetime changes using IP. Thanks for all of your writing here, support, and willingness to share. There is no IP coach in my area (I'd have to drive 2 hours each way.) I only learned about IP through all of you on 3FC and how to do the program using alternatives. Thank you so much!
I have been so hungry the last 2 weeks. So, my plan today as follows: I just ate IP Oatmeal for breakfast and am having coffee with my 1 oz milk. I will drink my water throughout the day. I will have a salad and ProtiDiet pizza at lunch. I will have 1 non-restricted IP snack food late afternoon. I will have salad with cucumbers and tomatoes and chicken with taco-style seasoning for dinner with my minerals. I am super tired today due to my dog keeping me up very late last night (she is elderly and not feeling well right now). I am also achy with fibromyalgia and stressed about some writing I need to finish (last Friday, yikes!). If I cannot manage with my IP plan, I will eat extra lettuce with WF dressing and take a walk or fold laundry.
, in spite of your location and user name (I'm Colts fan) I'll congratulate you on the ticker and the great first week loss.
I find it terrific that your doctor had an actual response when you discussed your concerns about weight with him. I've been overweight since I was in preschool. And in spite of bringing it up with most of my many many doctors, only one ever had any sort of useful response. (Her response wasn't actually a good fit for what my body apparently needed, but I still credit her with being prepared to help patients with overweight and obesity and being educated and willing to spend the time with her patients to discuss it.)
, wishing you a Merry OP Christmas as well!
, what is your plan today? What do you expect to be times when you will be at risk to deviate from your plan? What will you do or say at those times? (My answers are above. I'd love to read yours!
) You can do this!!!! Do it for yourself so you have one day less to be defeated by not being on plan!
, good luck on the company function. I wasn't brave enough to endure my department's holiday party (pitch in), so I just manufactured an unexpected meeting instead. Good luck!
, hope you have an amazing trip. I've been inspired by your travel kit and will be putting something similar together for my holiday travels. Thanks!