Joined September 2019
Weight History

Start Weight
227.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
227.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 57.0 lb
My peak weight was about 280. I got down to 195 using Ideal Protein about 2 years ago, and kept my weight within 10 pounds for about a year. During that year, I got into Triathlon and obstacle course races and trained for and completed a half-ironman, and a Spartan Beast. I had some life circumstance changes and I let my weight get back up to 241 about 2 months ago. I had been trying to go Keto, with only limited success. I still had about a month worth of IP packets sitting around, so I thought I'd give them a go again... in less than a month, I've taken off 14 pounds. Not only that, I'm able to reduce my caffeine input (which I could also do on Keto), and I feel very good. I bicycle every day to commute (an hour each way). I'm looking forward to getting back down to a weight that will let me start running 3-5 miles a couple of times a week. That, and I try to get to the gym a couple of times a week for weight training

motogeek's Weight History

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IP seems to work for me - looking for alternatives.
I've been struggling with weight most of my life. I hit my high point (280 pounds) about 3 years ago. I worked myself down to about 220 over about a year with portion control and progressively increasing exercise. Then I got into triathlons, and stopped controlling my portions, and was working out constantly, and went from 220 back up to 247 (I was working out often twice a day for an hour at a time).
My chiropractor turned me on to Ideal Protein, but she didn't like the amount of exercise I was doing. I followed her instructions, dropped down to basically walking and weight training, and got down to 195 (goal is 175). I kept my weight within 10 pounds of that, even though I quit doing IP, with a lot of exercise (did a half ironman, and a spartan beast). After recovering from a motorcycle crash, I found myself at 241. I'd had a few false starts trying a Keto diet, and I still had lots of packets left for IP, so I thought I'd put myself back on it. In two weeks, I've dropped 14 pounds (this was after no traction on a "generally keto" diet for 3 months). I feel amazing - energy levels are really high. Hunger gets very strong at certain points of the day, but then wanes - I know I just have to get through them. It seems though that when I exercise a lot, IP doesn't work for me. I have this theory that different diets work for different bodies, and that IP works for me when I am sedentary, but not so much when I'm active (my non-sedentary body works differently than when I'm active). I'm just looking to see if anyone has had any similar experience, or any thoughts or suggestions...
posted 17 Sep 2019, 15:45
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