To those restarting or just joining the IP life, congratulations.
Be proud of yourself. Taking a stand for your health is the most rewarding thing you can do.
In 2014 I went to my cousins wedding. I was wearing an 18/20. I bought a really pretty dress, and felt pretty good about myself. I flew to New Mexico for the wedding and partied up to the wedding like a rock star… The day of the wedding my dress didn’t fit. I had to go out and buy a new dress and had to find a shop that catered to size 24.
That didn’t stop me in my tracks. I went to Boston with my family for a football game and vacation in September 2014. I had weight related issues with my foot and was in a cast. I couldn’t keep up. I was tired, hurting, and ate my way through the tears and pain.
That put an end to it. I came home, made an appointment with my doc, we researched and I found IP. I have never looked back.
I have now maintained for 8 months. I could eat what I want, but then I would be right back at a size 24… Instead of the size 4-6 I am! So I eat clean, I enjoy an occasional splurge, and I live!!!!
This program works!!! So embrace the lifestyle, don’t over think it, preparation is key, have an emergency stash in your car and your desk at work. Play with your choices, so you don’t get bored. Number one thing: figure out what triggers you, and find a way to get through it. Now is the time to work on the emotional stuff!!!!
You can do this! We can do this!