Week 9 on the Ideal Protein Diet has had it’s challenges. Those challenges are more self imposed and due to the stresses of work.
That’s my excuse – challenges of work and stress – for not taking all of the supplements, nor getting in all of the water, nor eating all of my vegetables. It’s the first time since I’ve been on Ideal Protein that I’ve deviated from the schedule.
No cheating here – but definitely not following the program at 100%.
I blamed it on being very busy at work. I blamed it on stress. Were those factors there in reality?
Where these just excuses to make bad choices?
You bet it was.
My fear? That these excuses, challenges, and bad choices could be worse next time. A cheat here, a small little morsel of an illegal food. Where do you draw the line?
I’m drawing the line and recognizing that those are the excuses I used in the past that got me to where I was at my heaviest weight. No more excuses. Day-by-day my goal is to make a conscious decision to stick to my plan 100%, no cheats, no deviations, and lose the weight once and for all.
Part of my motivation is to know that once I’m done I can have some of those other foods in moderation but I will have conquered an issue in my life that has emotionally brought me to the edge of sheer anger at myself.
Anger for failing every time I tried to lose weight. Letting myself down for every failure.
Tearing myself apart thinking, “I am a strong, independent woman, who is successful in every other area of my life but losing weight!
What is wrong with me?
Why can’t I conquer this?”
I can’t handle another failure so I have no option but to move forward and conquer! This is my last diet.
Week 9 Weigh-In Results on Ideal Protein Diet
- Weight Loss for the week: -.8 lbs
- Inches Lost for the week: -1.00 inches
- Total Weight Loss in 9 weeks: -27.8 lbs
- Total Inches Lost in 9 weeks: -13.5 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 40.6.
Let me know how you’re doing on your Ideal Protein Diet below in the comments.