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    POSITIVELY_ICAN   1,035
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Finished 8 weeks

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I made it to the 150's!!! 159.0 at yesterday's weigh in and a bit off my waist.
I'm so thrilled. IP works so nothing is going to make me stray from this path.

Total loss in 8 weeks is 18 pounds, so that is a bit over an average of 2 pounds a week. Side benefit besides the weight loss is my blood pressure. It is always high, now it is 133/84. Still a bit high but not bad.

I used to dread social events because they always result in photos that make me want to cry. Not to mention the hour leading up to the party when I would go through my closet and have a small cry when most of the items wouldn't fit.

There is a party in two weeks that I'm actually excited about. I don't think my favourite dresses will fit yet, but I have a dress to wear that I bought at a fundraiser for $35. It is a one size fits all kind of dress so I bought it as a back up plan in case those zip up dresses in my closet won't zip up. No crying, I'll tie up the pretty bow in back and go out smiling.

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POSITIVELY_ICAN 12/3/2013 4:27PM

    Thanks so much James!

I know I'm going to need support in the maintenance and I need to always watch my carbs. I got to my goal weight about 6 years ago following the Zone Diet on my own. Over time I slowly allowed bad habits to creep back into my life and I gained back the weight.
This time I want it off for good. My genetics are just very carb sensitive. That is just the way it is.

Example of a bad habit - eating an entire bag of chips, drinking an entire bottle of red wine

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JAMESBM 12/1/2013 11:12AM

    POSITIVELY_YOU_CAN,
stick with IP! A great diet and good for you!

In the long run you may want to join a low carb group, like the one I'm in. I did IP about a year ago for a six month stretch, but have been low carb ever since. Just send me a SPARKMAIL note and I'll invite you.

James

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