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Old 08-18-2010, 05:29 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by riby View Post
I was drawn to the diet because it promised 3-7 lb.s weight loss per week. I am STRICTLY following the diet and have not lost a SINGLE pound in the last 3 weeks.
Originally Posted by riby View Post
Thanks for the hand Carla. I was so frustrated when I wrote yesterday I didn't think to add those important details. I'm 44, 5'6, I started out at 221. (At weigh in this morning I actually went down 3 lbs!!!) I'm on my 10th week and I weighed in at 197. I only use IP products. I always weight my meat and measure my veggies. I journal my food and have been emailing it to my coach for the last 2-3 weeks. I take no medications and have no health issues. I don't smoke or drink coffee and stopped exercising when I started IP but will start back when I lose most of my weight. I skipped my period the month of July which seemed odd because my PMS symptoms were unusually severe. My tentative ideal weight is 150. I'm scheduled for a breast reduction Nov. 18th and want/need to lose as much weight as possible (for my psychological health not for the surgery per say). Three weeks ago my coach had me walk for 30 min. for 3 days and then had me focus on salads for 5 days and this week I've been eating steamed veggies for lunch and dinner in an attempt to figure out what my body wants/needs to go to the next level. I have to be militant to get a whole gallon of water in but have the last two days. I weigh every morning and seriously dislike measuring because it's so easy to accidentally have the tape a little too tight or too lose which of course alters the measurements. I'm new to the whole discussion board thing so please feel free to give me any needed pointers. I look forward to getting one of those little trackers at the bottom of my page that shows my weight loss! Thanks for any and all input! I'm so glad to have someplace to share my journey while reading of others trek along the same path. :-)
Originally Posted by riby View Post

I don't understand. What do you mean when you say what does my day or week look like? Do you mean times that I eat and what I eat in the course of a day? Or do you mean list weight lost per week like you have?

I don't use any sweeteners. I have one restricted packet a day. I don't drink crystal light, just lots and lots of water! I occasionally have a hot cup of tea (without sweetners) to help stave off hunger.

Thank you for the encouraging words Xanthia. Based on IP's claims I was really counting on and looking forward to a minimum of 3 lbs weight loss per week. Didn't all you IP dieters think that would happen? Has anyone experienced a minimum of 3 lbs. weight loss per week every week? I'm trying to adjust my expectations.
Originally Posted by riby View Post
This is what I've been eating for the last 6 days. Prior to this my Doctor had me emphasizing salads for 5 days and prior to that he had me walking 30 min. per day for 3 days. He said he was testing my body to see what it needed/wanted to be able to go to the next level. Breakfast: Ip drink (wildberry yogurt) & vitamins
Lunch: barbq soy puffs & 2 cups steamed broc. caul. w. sea salt
Dinner: I will eat 5 oz. chicken & 2 c. steamed caul. and broc. & vitamins
Snack: choc. pudding.
Water: 1 gallon
This is what I've been eating for the last 6 days. I eat one restricted food a day at my doctors encouragement.

Hey Riby!

Sorry to be missing. Looking at your posts, I don't see anything effect you in really. I find it interesting that out of 10 weeks. You state you lost weight week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 and not any loss on weeks 7,8, 9. Even so you lost 24 pounds on 6 weigh ins!! That is a total average of 2.4 pounds per week and, and average of 4pounds a week in the weeks you did lose! VERY GOOD!

I also find it interesting that you stalled after week 6 when your coach added exercise and stayed stalled when he dropped you to a more "boot camp" protocol but, LOST when he added the restricted food items back. It seems that your body needs a little more than others.

Whatever you were doing weeks 1 to 6 was working. I am not sure why you changed it. I think you should go back to it, better yet, repeat what you did last week. It worked and you lost 3 pounds.

SOMETIMES, you can't make your body give up what it won't. The real totals for this program are advertised to doctors as 2 - 5 pounds a week for women. You are within what the program advertises even if you aren't at the fastest losers end of the scale.

Stay with it. You will get it done.

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