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Old 09-11-2013, 05:53 PM   #48
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Location: St. Louis
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S/C/G: 260.2/165

Height: 5'5"


Originally Posted by Breakofday71 View Post
I have come a long way in my weight loss journey. I have have many successes on IP -it works! What I am struggling with now is the fact that I am burned out and tired. I am 10 lbs from the goal my dr and I set, but I am seriously considering switching to phase 3 on the first of October even if I haven't hit it yet. Any feedback or suggestions?
I'm sorry, I meant to respond to you earlier.
You are so close! I say do what feels right
Diet burnout is a real thing (mentally and physically), especially for those of us doing it over a year. There is nothing wrong with phasing off close to goal. Remember, you'll still lose in Phase 2 (don't skip it!) and I still lost in P3, albeit not like in P1.

A "break" doesn't mean a break from learning to maintain your new weight. It means continuing behaviors that will keep you in the same weight range. Perhaps a 6 or 8 week break from P1 is exactly what the "doctor" ordered. You might be pleasantly surprised how quickly the rest will come off if you give your body a break from P1, learn to follow P4 and learn to maintain for a while.

I was switching to P4 on Halloween but I may actually bump that up a bit. We will just see how it goes. I'd really like to hit the 100 lb off mark, first!
Losing weight is hard. Maintenance is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard. (-Ishbel)
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