This being my first post for Ideal Protein LG, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Christina and I am just wrapping up my fourth month on IP. I’m down 45 pounds and I have a long way to go. I am in this for the long haul.
I found IP though a friend (also a Christina) at a time when I had reached a point that I was no longer even depressed about being obese. I was whatever is past depressed. I was embarrassed, ashamed, and had lost hope and perspective. I felt mentally and physically awful all the time and, worse, I was doing nothing about it. I had given up.
I’m not sure I remember what the specific event or moment was that made me decide to commit to IP. I do remember feeling that I had made so many excuses that I lacked the creativity to come up with more. I remember having a huge credit card bill because I kept having to buy larger and larger clothes as i ate my way out of them. I remember getting on a plane and praying that the seat belt would fit around me. I also remember feeling hopeful for the first time in a very long time after I had made the decision to commit to IP.
IP has really led to an entire lifestyle overhaul, as I knew it would. What I did not expect was to feel a complete sense of comfort and relief in my IP routine. I thought this journey was going to be an uphill battle every step of the way and I was willing to grit my teeth through it for as long as I could, and while my willpower has been challenged over and over again, I find it easy to get out of my own way and trust the process.
I’ve learned and grown (and shrunk!) a tremendous amount over the past four months and I am excited for this opportunity to share this experience with you.