My First Week


Previously I shared with you the reasons behind my decision to do Ideal Protein. Today I’m excited to share about my first full week on the program and how it went!

Leading up to my initial appointment at The Women’s Clinic I was a nervous wreck. 

“What if I can’t commit to this program?”

“What if it’s going to be too hard?”

“How am I going to make such a strict program work with my schedule?”

“What if I fail?”

“What if I’m too far gone to try?”

“What is my husband going to eat?”

Thankfully, I was able to push those thoughts aside, not quit before I started, and have a really successful first week. I quickly jumped into the routine of consuming 3 IP products every day and broke up with carbs, sugar, and dairy. I walked out of the building with basically one of every product to try and meticulously went over every piece of literature, instruction, and silver packet now in my possession.

My first week definitely had it’s challenges. I had Mexican twice, a fancy weekend dinner and went to the grocery store 3 times.  Pre-IP JJ would’ve overloaded on chips, salsa, and queso, and then ordered something cheesy at the Mexican food opportunities. She would’ve then inhaled the decadent food at the fancy dinner. But, I’m not that person anymore. 



I waved off the chips and salsa and stuck to my guns at dinner. Weeknights were filled with veggies and protein while the days were filled with IP drinks in blender bottles. I was both surprised and pleased with myself. I didn’t expect to do well my first week. I was surprised at how well I faced my everyday temptations. This was my first time, ever, to commit to good choices, be mentally stronger than temptations, and use self control.

I anxiously awaited Weigh In Day to see if the changes I was making were working. I gasped out loud when I saw the number on the scale! I wanted to high five the administrator! It was significantly lower than last time! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t expecting that much. I quickly did the math and realized that I lost 8 lbs! Pretty good for a first weigh in I’d say…

I never thought that I’d be able to stay away from my old favorite carby, starchy, sweet foods and still be happy. This week I proved to myself that I can do it and that in itself if a major accomplishment. Looking forward to my next weigh in. 

Have a great week! – JJ

Wearing: Skirt/Old Navy, Shirt/ Noah Gundersen Tshirt, Sunnies/ Thimblepress (special promo) Shoes/ Chacos always.


7 thoughts on “My First Week

  1. Courtney says:

    Way to go JJ!!! You’re attitude is so motivating, I too have struggled with my weight and watched the scale go up and up and thought “well, my body just wants to be this weight..” Not true! I’m excited to watch you go through this journey… I’m in it with you!


  2. Maggie says:

    I can totally relate! I started my IP journey on Feb 17 and still going strong. There are moments when you want to give up and give in, but you have the right attitude! Keep it up you’ll be amazed at the transformation!


  3. Maggie says:

    February 17 (3 days shy of my 32nd birthday) was the day I said yes to IP life and knew I needed change! I am now 67 pounds lighter and have the end in site (53 left to lose)! I broke up with food, went though a mourning period, some moods swings and am learning how to reward without food, deal with stress healthier and choosing to be my best every day. Do I want cheese? Hell yes, but it’s a small mountain to climbs for a life changing experience. You will have ups and downs, but support, attitude and self-talk will keep you in the game. It’s a small sacrifice to make for such amazing results. I was inspired by my sister who has been off IP for 2 years and hasn’t gained her weight back. It’s a mindset you have to have to be successful. Don’t give up, don’t cheat, and realize it’s only temporary.


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