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Old 01-14-2014, 10:32 AM   #14
ColoradoCarol
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Originally Posted by Avalon1957 View Post
So after losing 76 pounds in a bit less than five months, I could feel that my body wanted a break from the severe Phase 1 calorie restriction I was on for 5 months. So I switched out into Phase 2/3 for a brief respite.

So far it's working great as I have been able to maintain my losses and keep my weight steady. It's really recharging my batteries!

This is giving me a lot of confidence that I will be able to maintain my losses down the line, which is a great feeling. Something that I was worrying about.

At some point in the next month, I will dive back into Phase 1 -- and make another drive downward. But I could feel that my body wanted a break from P1 after 5 "no cheat" months and 76 pounds of fat melted.

Boy, I am so close to goal ... If I can melt off another 40 pounds in the next 3 months on P1 (which would be just 13 pounds a month or 3 pounds a week) .... I am going to be looking GREAT for Spring.

How much do I love low carb / low sugar / high protein diets? Lots and Lots!

Now I KNOW exactly what I need to do and how I need to eat to maintain my weight after I am done for good with Phase 1. And that is great for building my confidence going forward!
Avalon that is great progress and good info. I am a while away from maintenance and have to admit it makes me nervous
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