This really is a diet journey – with some good stops and some not so good stops along the way. I have been doing Ideal Protein for 29 weeks now and have lost 46 pounds. 46 lbs is a lot! And I’m very happy about the progress I have made. It may have taken me longer than other people to do this, and maybe I should already be at my goal, but it’s ok for me. I haven’t always been 100% compliant, and I’ve certainly made trade-offs that have slowed my losses, but I am continuing to lose pretty much each week. And that is good. I’m still losing more than I have on other programs! I am 23 pounds away from my goal. I think this is doable, and if I were to be 100% compliant, I’m sure I could do it pretty quickly. My goal is to stick to the plan strictly for the next week and see if I can get the momentum going again. I mentioned in an earlier post that I was trying to lose 10 lbs in 6 weeks. Now, I have 8.1 lbs to lose in 4 weeks. Still a strong possibility!
This is called a “journey” for a reason. I believe I’m learning something when I’m really on track, and I’m even learning something when I take leeways in my choices. Hopefully, all of this will help me manage the balance in maintenance.