Originally Posted by slownsteady
Being able to wear the shorts and cute outfits sounds more fun than the vacation itself!
Can't wait to get to that point! Though, not sure if I'll EVER look good in shorts again. 60yr old legs (with many years of abuse) may not be salvageable
LOL. But just cute outfits, in a SMALL size, will be so fun!!
These 50-year-old legs not looking so "cute" either. I'll withhold judgement until I get the okay from my PT to ramp up exercise. We'll see what more firming/toning/bike riding/spinning classes can do.
Originally Posted by schenectady
Lisa - As usual, your comments are wise and spot on! For the 3 1/2 weeks I have been on IP, your postings have given me hope.
Today, you made one comment that I am going to work through many times to remind myself how I am going to succeed on this program.
"I always focused on what I could have, rather than what I was missing (still do). "
Thank you for your wisdom. I will repeat this as my mantra as I going walking today, and many times after that!
I wish I could take credit. As with almost everything, I'm repeating what I've learned from others who came before me and "paying it forward". I'm glad it is as helpful to others as it has been to me!
I just remember what I'm gaining & not what I'm missing. It might be a taste of something here & there but to live as a (almost) normal weight person instead of someone morbidly obese is life altering & no food is worth the exchange.
Originally Posted by Kootenay Grandma
Well it has been 6 wonderful weeks on IP. I have more energy and am just loving the way I feel.
. That being said I am really trying to be very positive as for the last 6 days I have lost not a single thing
. I have actually gone up 1 pound. I have not cheated and the only thing I can see that is really different is I have started to exercise....I am walking 7 km. could this be it? Maybe too much to start and should I cleanse? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated
. Have a great day everyone
You have already gotten great advice. I'd like to add a bit.
Exercise is great and makes us feel good and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH IT once we are acclimated to ketosis (which you are after 6 weeks). However, exercise causes muscle growth & the way it happens is by small tears/healing in the muscle & the muscles inflame (hold water). Then, eventually, we just have more muscle, which weighs more than fat.
So, go ahead and exercise but QUIT MICROMONITORING THE SCALE. If you're gonna exercise, your losses will be slower on the scale but the measuring tape will be your friend. You really start seeing changes with exercise in 4-6 weeks so no fast results like IP. You just need to decide what you want more: fast scale results or weight loss with toning. You can't have them both at once.
Also, if you didn't have a scale slowdown yet, most coaches expect one "around" week 5. Some come earlier, some later. That could be a week with a fraction of a loss or even a slight gain.
Originally Posted by sarahBell
one question abt WF dressings can we use them anytime we eat some lettuce or are they use sparingly?
Back about 6 months ago, there was a group of folks who sortve decided no more than 4-6 servings of these types of items/day (WF, Mio). Your mileage may vary so pay close attention. For some folks, Mio slowed down losses. My recommendation would be sparingly.
I've learned a spritz of lemon or a spritz of garlic olive oil with some salt & pepper makes a nice flavor on my lettuce. But I've never been one to coat my salads with a ton of dressing anyway. Some people like em drenched. Then it is really about learning to eat differently.