Week 11 has been a week of joy. Joy that I’ve completed 11 weeks without cheating, staying on program, and continuing this awesome feeling that I can conquer this battle once and for all.
I have a secret to some of my motivation. I’m very numbers motivated which can be good and bad. In the past I would get so hung up on how many months it would take me to lose weight, what age would I be, how many calories do I need to count, and so on. It was overwhelming.
Now that I’m on Ideal Protein, I don’t have to count calories, carbs, or fat. I don’t think about my age anymore – just working on getting this weight off in a healthy, stable way.
So my secret is that I see the goal date in sight. I keep a spreadsheet of how much I’ve lost each week, what my average weekly weight loss is and using that number I can look out into the future to see when I can reach my goal.
My estimation is I’ll reach goal in 44 total weeks on 10/02/13. I told you I was a numbers geek! This is my secret motivation. It keeps me focused. If I were to cheat, or get off track with my weight loss, then my goal date would be extended, sabotaged, ruined.
As I’ve said before, I can’t handle another failure.
This is it.
No turning back.
So what does this mean? I’ve completed 11 weeks on the Ideal Protein Diet. It’s seriously been the easiest, most healthy diet I’ve ever been on where I’m losing mostly fat and very little muscle. If my prediction is correct, I only have to reproduce what I’ve already done 3 more times and I’ll be at goal.
That is very doable!
Only 33 more weeks to go.
As I was saying, I’ve lost very little muscle – only 1 lb of muscle compared to 32.8 lbs of fat. That’s pretty incredible. My body is loving the protein and ratio of carbs, fat, and calories.
Lastly, look at my ticker – I’ve crossed the hurdle, less than 100 more lbs to go!
Week 11 Weigh-In Results on Ideal Protein Diet
- Weight Loss for the week: -3.8 lbs
- Inches Lost for the week: -1.75 inches
- Total Weight Loss in 11 weeks: -33.8 lbs
- Total Inches Lost in 11 weeks: -21.75 inches
More interesting weight loss stats:
- Dropped from 52.9% body fat to 46% (yeah – my skeleton and muscle now weigh more than my fat!)
- My metabolic age is still 56 (I’m only 41 as of today) which is what I started at. Still scary!
- BMI has dropped from 45.6 to 39.6.
Let me know how you’re doing on your Ideal Protein Diet below in the comments.