New grandmother Glenda Perry finds her motivation – and loses 6 dress sizes.

I am still so excited about the IDM Program. It has changed my life, my attitude, my mental and physical part of me. I would have never thought that I was one to fast. I have done other weight loss programs over the years only to tire or become bored with the whole concept. However, IDM has changed my way of thinking.

I think it’s the fasting incorporated with the low (to no) sugar, low carb that’s allowed me to see rapid results. When I first joined the program, my major goal when I talked to my coach, Nadia, was to lose weight. However, it has become more than just weight loss, it has become a life change. In addition, at the beginning of January, when I did my annual physical, my blood pressure was 134/86; since being on the program, my blood pressure is now 120/80!

At 66 years old, I am a grandmother for the first time and my grandson being born February of this year has given me a new attitude towards being overall healthy. I no longer have high blood pressure issues from being overweight; my energy level is off the chain. In addition to going from a size 12 to 14 to 6 to 8 is absolutely mind-blowing. (I’m still in denial.). I have seen my girlfriends and my sisters that can not run and play with their grandchildren due to being unhealthy and overweight; I did not want this to be my story.

 

As of today, I have lost over 30 pounds. In addition, my energy level is awesome, my mental level is awesome, my overall being is awesome; people have even told me I am glowing.

The fast that works for me is the 24-hour fast. I start my week out on Sunday – eat at 10am, then the next meal at 4pm. Then I do not eat again until 4pm the next day; then back to 10am & 4pm, etc.

My major struggles, in the beginning, was giving up my nighttime snacking with chips, cookies, ice cream and popcorn. However, after that first week on IDM and dropping 5 lbs, I made the commitment that I could do this! There were many nights I just had to pray and cried because it was really hard. However, with the support of Nadia, my coach, I was able to identify many times what triggered those moments was boredom, seeing TV commercials with food and just bad habits that had just accumulated over the years! Again, as the weight dropped off; it became less of a need and the new dress size was enough to keep me going!

I will be honest; in the beginning I found what kept me motivated was weighing myself every day; this let me know what would trigger any amount of weight gain and, because I had come so far, I just knew that I could still have that piece of chocolate, that bag of popcorn, the margarita. I realized that timing is everything and as long as moderation and time of day played a major role.

The best advice I could give would be about my meal planning. I found as long as I planned my meal I would stay focused; meal planning allowed me to stay within the allotted time frame to see the best weight loss results.

IDM is a change of your lifestyle. Try not to be so hard on yourself because, even if you fall off the wagon, there’s no reason to feel like a loser. The recovery plan allows you to fast your way back to winning.

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Great motivation! Many times people think that after they get older there is no hope for weight loss. That is just a myth with a Keto style diet and intermittent fasting! Sorry it took us so long to learn about it. We wasted a lot of our lives on being overweight. Not anymore!! You go girl!!

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Megan Martelon

Thanks for sharing this wonderful motivating story!

Carla Land
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Carla Land

Inspiring…Planing my meals and my fasts is critical for me…I am 58 and very menopausal so besides needing to lose 100 lbs my health is at risk in so many ways. Your story is encouraging thank you for sharing.

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LHarper

Same here…tried fasting just for a few hours and my blood sugar drops too low. After menopause in 2012, the weight just seems to be a permanent thorn. These weight losses are motivating. I will keep working to find a suitable program.

Carla Land
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Carla Land

Inspiring…meal planning and fast planning is critical for me….I am 58 so I relate to your story, thank you for sharing

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Tom M

Wow…you look amazing for your age. It’s always great to hear the stories of success as they provide hope for people who have struggles with weight loss and diets. Fasting has helped me better than anything else I have tried. Thanks for sharing.

IngridRajith
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IngridRajith

You look fabulous. Thanks for sharing your story.

Brenda Dallas Griffith
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Brenda Dallas Griffith

Great motivation. Congratulations on your success. I too am finding success with fasting and keto lifestyle.

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Janet

What an inspiration to read your story, I am right behind you in age and a grandma (65), my son is doing IDM and he is a great supporter

Steph
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Great information! You look too young to be a grandma! Question-Is your 24 hour fasting program the same thing as ADF? For some reason I can never figure that out.