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16.5 pounds in 2 weeks.  It will probably slow to 4 pounds/week from now on (average).  And before anyone says “Oh, that’s too fast!  It can’t be healthy!  Experts recommend 1-2 pounds a week….” I want to inform you that this is exactly what Ideal Protein is all about.  I’m averaging between 750-950 calories per day, and I’ve never been more satisfied on a weight loss program in my life.

In 2010 I lost 35 pounds doing calorie restriction.  My trainer had me on 1600 calories a day.  That was incredibly difficult to accomplish.  How can having 700-900 calories more a day leave me feeling less full and satisfied?  Simple.  I was still allowed carbs and sugar.  Now that I am filling my body full of all the right vegetables and proteins (and the veggies and IP foods contain just the right amount of carbs to keep your brain functioning) I’m not hungry.  I feel physically better than I have in years.  It’s really a miracle for me.  I know I’m going to finally be able to accomplish this.  16.5 pounds is a drop in the pond of 140 pounds (my goal) overall….but it’s a heck of a start.  I’ll take it!  I’m thrilled! I’m already in clothing I haven’t been in since 2010.  I packed away some fat pants already, and am already in jeans that fit me better and don’t fall off by the end of the day.  Larger women’s clothing for some reason in the past few years is designed to be “just right” when you first put them on, and then loosen throughout the day….to the point where I felt like jeans were falling off by the end of the day.  Not flattering.  Not comfortable.  I’m out of that ilk of jeans now, and I’m so happy with that.

Over and out.

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