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31 Oct 13
It felt harder starting fasting this morning – I don’t know why, could be the darker nights after the clocks went back in the UK last weekend; could be the colder weather; could be only one ‘normal’ day this week in-between my fast days. Anyway, I stuck it out, kept busy and I am now experiencing tremendous euphoria! I don’t eat till about 6pm these days and then have around 450 calories which I am looking forward but not now desperate for.
All the best, everyone else fasting today. Roll on wonderful breakfast tomorrow!
1 Nov 13
Hi Annie, yes, heartiest congrats – and hope you are enjoying your brekkie today 🙂
Have you far to go til you reach your goal?
It must be hard fasting in the colder climes – lots of low-cal veggie soups must be the go I would think! We at least are heading for summer, first hint of it today, at last 🙂
NB Just read your other topic about your dear cat 🙁 I can totally empathise, we have had to make that awful decision a number of times with dogs. Do you have other pets?
5 Nov 13
Thank you USA & Sassy for your support. Isn’t it funny – yesterday’s Fast day was so easy. Strange how it varies.
I am 5.5 lbs from my goal now, having lost about 15 lbs since the start of the year. I know that’s not a lot but I am pleased with it and I feel that I’ve lived a normal life all these months.
I have now fallen into a relatively easy to manage plan of 2 Fast days, 2 careful days, 2 days of anything goes and an extra day which could be any of those things depending on what I’ve got on. When I say anything goes, I never want to go mad with food now, but I do have whatever I want – a few nice chocolates, a couple of glasses of good wine. I find that quality is important to me now, relishing the taste not gobbling loads of junk.
All the best,
6 Nov 13
You sound like you’ve got it all figured out Annie, good for you! ^^ You’ve really made it a way of life instead of a diet. And any weightloss is weightloss, and you’ll get there no problem. Keep it up!
Hi again Annie
As Nika says, you’ve certainly got it well figured out – a very balanced approach.
Losing a stone is fantastic – I am sure that has made a real difference to you – and how great to only be 5.5lbs from your goal. You know that with this WOE you will get there, doesn’t matter how long it takes.
I agree that fast days can be so variable – some are almost a breeze, on others the hunger pangs just don’t seem to abate. At least once you have been doing this WOE for a while, you know you can get through them. 🙂
Quality over quantity every time!
Best wishes for those last few pounds 🙂
7 Nov 13
My body also still reacts differently to fasts, even though I fast every single day. I’m usually not hungry in the sense that I get hunger pangs, but sometimes my energy dwindles. And on some days I can just laugh away snacks they offer me at work and other days I die inside when they eat KFC at the office…
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