I'm 49 years old, and when I started this diet, I was 229. Not my highest weight though....that was close to 260. I worked my ass off (literally) and got down to 180, by working out and exercising. That took me close to 18 months to lose 80 lbs.
When two of the guys I work with, went on Ideal Protein, I sat back and watched....expecting them to lose and then do the bounce back once they hit their goal. I watched the heavier one lose 62 lbs in 16 weeks. Its been 4 months since they both completed the program and finished the maintenance program, and they both look great!
When I got the coaches business card from them, I set up a meeting with her, and I went. She gave her speech and her explainations...I asked my questions and got answers to everything.
I did still think that the only way was working out like a dog...but I was willing to try. I just dont think I can go through that all over again. I mean, I like going to the gym, but I was walking to work, going to the gym twice a day and walking home...I spent probabily 2-3 hours exercising.
I liked Lise from the first time I met her. She was a no BS kinda girl, who has your back, but isnt afraid to tell you when you're doing something wrong. She guides you back on the right path.
Aug 3 i weighed 229...today, Nov 6th I am 195. Now, I know I'm not going to drop weight like the guys did....but its going at a reasonable rate, and I'm happy with the speed and the results. 13 weeks for 34 lbs is a reasonable expectation. I like the food...I get a little chocolate flavoured something everyday for a snack. I have never eaten this much veggies, and I have given up my love for Coke! Yes, I can have a diet pop every once in a while, but I am not so inclined as I used to be. (I had one in the last 13 weeks and I felt bloated)
I feel like my self confidence is coming back! I am doing something that most people have difficulty doing, and I have not cheated one little bit! (I am not having any cravings, I dont chase the sugar high like I used to. I dont NEED to eat anything that isnt on my diet plan!)I feel better since I have gone from size 24 pants to size 16! I have lost 6 inches off my theighs! (while I would LOVE that to have been my belly, it is going down too!)
I know that there was a reason for that fat...all that insulation saved me from many hurts.
BUT I DONT NEED IT ANYMORE!!!
if u have any questions, please ask!! I would LOVE to help!
Fat is HARD....Fit is HARD...Which HARD do you choose???