Originally Posted by wannabfitt
My Coach "Rant" is that I'm close to getting to Goal. I've been asking a lot about how maintenance is going to be. It's very expensive weekly and I'm looking forward to doing this on my own once in maintenance. Maybe it's the "weight watchers" in me where you don't pay anything within 2# below goal. My Coach wants to continue me on the supplements and add meal replacements. She's also getting some machines to help tone the body but I just don't know what to do. I'm sticking with her for now but once we get to Goal, aren't we taught how much carbs to eat? She's looking at me as $$$. I've done so well I'm almost scared to eat normal again. She told me the other day that she wants me there weekly! I have been given hints that I can't afford this much longer. Any help you can give me I'd appreciate. I need more advice than products. I really want to know if any maintainers count carbs ?? thanks
I agree, it sounds like your coach sees $$ signs! You can find up-to-date Phase 4 sheets in the stickies on 3FC. The IP maintainers thread has veteran maintainers who are incredibly helpful & supportive. You might also consider re-joining WeightWatchers. I did so after reaching goal with IP. WW required that I pay for 6 weeks of weigh-ins. Then it's lifetime membership, requiring 1/month weigh in for free as long as I am within 2 lbs over goal weight. The accountability is great without needing to follow their weight loss system.
Packaged meals from IP may be convenient, & even P1 packets are nice once in a while (tho many cheaper alternatives). But you need not pay any more money to your coach, once you phase off, imo. Definitely be clear and firm with her about what you are willing to spend.
Huge congratulations on your success!