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23 Sep 16
Going off on a nearly three week holiday…no fasting….back on October 21st..
Hoping to have not put too much weight back on..😁..no scales!
Wow, that is great regarding the weight loss success! Congrats. Enjoy your holiday.
I had a good day, out with friends shopping and lunch. We ate a Wendy’s (fast food place, chili – burgers – ice cream, etc. I had the small chili and the smallest ice cream (it is called a Frosty, served in a cup, not a cone and very yummy.) Total calories were 370 so I might just make this a fasting day as I hadn’t eaten anything else and can have a big salad for dinner. I was discussing this plan at lunch and everybody thinks it makes so much sense, a lot of us have been following another plan – NO S, which is No snacks, no sweets no seconds unless the day begins with S (such as Saturday, Sunday or a special day like a birthday)….
Speaking of birthdays, tomorrow is my husband’s 73rd so there will be birthday cake, ice cream, etc. No fasting day tomorrow. I will make Monday and Wednesday fasting days for sure as that will be easy to do at work.
Again, congrats to you and your hubby. I, too, would like to be down a few before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays hit us full force.
24 Sep 16
Good luck Linda and enjoy your husbands birthday.
We are going to Louisiana to visit our daughter…hopefully not too many steaks and half rack of ribs, fries and Merlots!!
Thanks ! Enjoy Louisiana and your daughter – and speaking of ribs, that is on the birthday menu. haha…
symba i find you wonderful! inspiring! WELL DONE
how is your fasting going now… are you at the same weight, down 1 st and 11 pounds… or did you decide to go down further
oh hang on, i just read more pages, i am still new to this site and really dont get forums… lol… but i see you are 64, have trouble walking and yet have lost nearly 3 stone in two years. am i along the right lines here?
what an inspiring female you are.
i am heavily considering starting this when back from extended hols and i will be using you as my role model.
25 Sep 16
Go and have a great holiday symba7. You and hubby have done brilliantly. Hey try fasting one day a week maybe! As hubby says this not a diet so if it’s WOE then you can show everyone in USA how you have lost the weight. Anyway have a great time, oh and I LOVE RIBS, especially with a cold beer,,,,or two,,,or three!
Welcome yup it’s a great way of balancing out the eating week, M and I know that whatever we do we will be fasting two days week. We started in Jan and its transformed our lives, both losing 2st and that’s with a lot of partying this summer. for sure it aids the digestion system and there are other health benefits too.
I’ll write about that on my string.
I am now 67 years old and just hit 2 stone 1 lb / 29 lbs off. Since December 2015.
Yes my feet do slow me down a bit but I think with the weight off they are now much better. This is third time lucky with the 5.2 and it will keep off this time. ( I have lost this the first time then hubby had two new knees people brought gifts of chocolates etc and it all went back on, we tried for a second time and couldn’t get on board again and failed…started in December 2015 again and as above..😀
My goal was the 2 stone off but have decided to go down a bit more so 9 lbs more unless I start going scraggy looking…lol
Good luck to your journey start after your holidays.
I will have ribs and a merlot while away…you did say didn’t you…lol
We will be trying to fast while away or cutting some meals out per day. As you know it’s a nightmare in the states and being with the family is no difference…eating at 9 pm on a night far too late for us, donuts for breakfast!!
We will try and keep clear and try and do our own food but I don’t want to feel rude…will have to try and balance it…17 days of eating…plane food and nibbles…oh dear…
Good luck to you both and well done on M weight loss.
I totally understand what you mean, doughnuts for breakfast! Wow.
Good luck and enjoy family time.
21 Oct 16
Week 45….after 87 fasts
We are back from our holidays in America we were away for 17 days. A nightmare of food all processed with lots of sugar, hard to find any plain food! We were visiting our daughter so lots of wine drunk, I was sharing a bottle of Merlot each day with a lot of catch up chatting. Hubby went on the lite beer as it was less gassy. Days out, lots of cake at cafes, a couple of restaurant meals with wine and beer.
I have put 1lb on….28 lbs off to date
Hubby has lost 1 lb…..17 lbs off to date
This is the first holiday our weight has stayed about the same, I can’t believe it after all what we had eaten.
Who eats donuts for breakfast then I had two? Son in law cooked BBQ ribs…2 bottles of BBQ sauce and a cup of sugar went into his sticky sauce, I was horrified…portion sizes that’s another area. All my fruit bought for my breakfast eaten by the family!! ..but apparently nobody likes it?? ..most of my melon eaten by son in law….lol….the milk fairy drank all the milk!!
I am thankful all the families weights are pretty normal…at the moment.
We are very much on track and fallen back into our WOL very easy which isn’t always easy… there is still a fair bit of weight to loose for both of us but we are getting there.
28 Oct 16
Week 46….. after 90 fasts.
We have had a very good week both managing 3 fasts. We are very focussed after holidays and straight back on track as sometimes is not the case.
I have lost 2 lbs….30 lbs off to date
Hubby up 1 lb…..16 lbs off to date
We have a strange body, we have both eaten exactly the same portions of food all week, only breakfast he has a bit more. I don’t understand why he’s put on….Hoping he catches up next week.
We are both off the alcohol until nearer Xmas, two weeks up to now.
Unless your other half is the same sex as you, weighs the same as you, has the same muscle/fat composition, same height, same age as you and does the exact same activities as you why would you expect that eating the same portions would produce equal results?
29 Oct 16
Point taken about all around stuff but men are supposed to loose weight more quickly then the women!
Thanks…You are telling me I work harder..lol
We always have gained the same weight together and loose the same weight together…always 2 stone different. This time he has had a bad back which laid him low for 3 months so we are not the same now.
But I know what you are saying.
LOL. Youre just going to have to give your OH smaller portions and tell him to catch up.
4 Nov 16
Week 47….after 92 fasts
Another good week, still off the alcohol. Very much a way of life now getting so much easier to do.
Putting my belt on my jeans today counted my holes I have lost around my waist…now on the tightest hole….7 holes 7″ lost over 11 months.
Hubby came in wearing his jeans, new fashion, belt very tight with a frill of waistband above his belt….looks like a sack of spuds!
I have lost 1 lb….. 31 lbs off up to date
Hubby stayed the same….16 lbs off to date
Hubby is struggling at the moment, maintaining, he is eating what I give him and no extra, he is off the alcohol. He is not bothered as he says it will move and it’s a way of life.
I saw a friend today who I have not seen for a year…..she said god where has all your weight gone, you look fabulous ….next question how have you done it…..nice to be told.
We are away for 4 days from Monday but we will be sticking to our way of eating. We will be out and about a bit so a bit more excerise will be done. I hope a loss for hubby next week.
11 Nov 16
Week 48… after 94 fasts
We have had a few days away this week in the caravan but still fasted. We had a meal out on Wednesday and a couple of cream cakes each which has shown up in my weight gain. Still off the alcohol for both of us nearly 4 weeks now, only had one drink each with a lunch out with friends.
I know why, it’s better than not knowing …….a tight week ahead to get it back off.
I have gained 1 lb…..30 lbs off to date
Hubby maintained….16 lbs off to date
We are still focussed with our new way of life and it’s fitting in very nicely. Onwards and upwards….
25 Nov 16
Week 49…after 96 fasts
Still pushing on and fasting is now more normal and our way of life. It doesn’t take the effort as it did in the beginning.
I have lost 1 lb…31 lbs off to date
I am still concerned for hubby he is maintaining and not loosing the plateau has now lasted about 6 or 7 weeks. He is not concerned as he is not gaining. I would be pulling my hair out if it was me! He says it will move. He is doing well on 5.2 and not cheating, we have a treat or two and Friday off. That makes it easy and fits into a life pattern.
Week 50….after 98 fasts
We have had four day break away in the caravan at a Xmas Fayre, so not been easy on the food front. We have tried to stay on plan but we did decide to be flexible on food as it was a booked Xmas treat.
I have lost 2 lbs….33 lbs off to date
The plateau continues for hubby. I am going to try and up the water intake as we both don’t drink enough. I have drunk more water this week and it has given me 2 lbs off…is it the water!
We have eaten more sweet things than we normally do…we SHOULD have maintained or agained a pound!! Back to normal this week and not many treat breaks now until Xmas.
I am now seeing my goal in sight…2 lbs more to go….then a few more pounds offfor wriggle room….lol
2 Dec 16
Week 51….after 100 fasts
It’s a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US we have been fasting for a year now and also been on the forum, it’s a very much a way of life. A bit of a struggle at the start but it definitely gets easier we do it without thinking now.
The change of food in our lives has really changed, cut down on bread and potatoes. The sweet things in the house, chocolates and biscuits are not eaten, they are here but for visitors. Food bill halved!!
I have stayed the same this week….33 lbs off to date
Hubby has lost 3 lbs…..19 lbs off to date
We are now thinking a head for December…as commitments start coming in we will miss meals out to compensate for increased food intake, meals out, family visits…..we are fasting until Thursday before Christmas until 2 nd January….about 10 days, trying to throw some fasting days in if we can. We will be missing only two fast days. As Christmas falls on a weekend we are all getting away lightly this year.
9 Dec 16
Week 52…. after 102 fasts.
A challenging week as Xmas catchups have started, two meals out. We are hoping to maintain for the month although any loss would be good.
I have stayed the same…33 lbs off to date
Hubby 3 lbs on….16 lbs off to date
I think in the New Year a different plan of attack and maybe a bit more excerise …swimming. We can’t do a lot due to health reasons. Hubby is taking a fair few bits of medication I think this must be slowing his weight loss down. I would like to see him reduce his tablets if this is possible.
The good thing although he is going up and down a bit, he is going down generally and staying in the couple of pounds weight range. I thought he was on a plateau but he lost and gained, so there is some movement.
Thinking of AFDs maybe….
16 Dec 16
Week 53… after 104 fasts 🎄🎄🎄
We have started going out for Xmas lunches so trying to hold our own…a bit challenging at this time of the year. Christmas is a time to be having a few treats with family and friends…a line can be drawn in the New Year to get our new eating plans in place. 🎄
Hubby lost 1 lb…..17 lbs off to date
I am getting close to my goal weight it would of been nice to get the 2 lbs off and finish the year off nice but it’s not to be. Hoping to fast next week but we have some things planned.
Hubby is under his plateau after two months so that’s good to finish on.
23 Dec 16
Week 54…after 106 fasts
We have managed the two fasts this week a bit challenging with family visits with food and puddings. We are holding our own this month not expecting any weight loss.
I have stayed the same..ending the year with 33lbs off
Hubby stayed the same…ending the year with 17 lbs off
Both very happy with what we have achieved. We are having a week off from fasting …to enjoy Christmas…
Starting the New Year first fast day 2nd January weighing in on the usual Friday.
🎅🏼Merry Christmas to everybody…lets get healthy and slim in 2017 with a new way of life with the 5.2.. 🎅🏼
24 Dec 16
Congratulations symba! Well done! You’ve both done really well.
A merry Christmas to you and Mr S,
Onwards and downwards,
Thank you, I hope you and yours have a good Christmas..
Even now I really feel strange not fasting next week, and I am not to Monday yet…odd really…
6 Jan 17
January 2017.. Our second year
Week 56…after 108 fasts
This last year has passed so quick and our new life style is getting in a routine.
We have had 12 days of Christmas off…taking the finger off the button the weight jumped up fast, I put on 5 lbs and hubby 8lbs. We enjoyed ourselves with family and friends..line drawn now and a New Year ahead.
We have pulled back this week and completed our first two fasts on the year, and lost some of our Christmas weight.
I have put on 2lbs…pre Christmas weight….lost up to date 31 lbs
Hubby put on 4 lbs…pre Christmas weight…lost to date 13 lbs
We have to battle down now and put our mind to loosing weight. We have found it a nice feeling getting back to fasting. Getting off all the sugary food and drinks and feeling much better. I felt my body was rebelling against the junk food.
13 Jan 17
Week 58….. after 110 fasts
We have got our head around fasting straight back after Christmas break. Things have gone quiet good this week. We have decided to shake the food front about a bit.
Our thought is….Friday is our day off and Saturday as a normal day.
Our NFD s for the rest of the week will be a late breakfast about 9.30 and dinner about 4.30… we are missing lunch…making it a 7 hour eating window and 17 hours fasting..FD’s as usual.
I have lost 2 lbs…33 lbs off to date
Hubby has lost 4 lbs….17lbs off to date
We are back to pre Christmas weight and hoping our new routine will shuffle some weight off.
14 Jan 17
Symba I have just signed up and will commence my first fast today. Your posts are inspirational and I look forward to your encouraging words. So what do you recommend I eat on our first day of fasting?
I eat a small bowl of mixed berries for breakfast about 70 cals
About 5 cups of tea or coffee with a dash of milk
Dinner is a large mixed salad with 100 gr of meat or fish, tuna, prawns, 2 lamb chops, a pork chop, a small chicken breast..
or a two egg omelette smattering of cheese, tomato, onions, a mushroom all chopped up small.
I would suggest you buy the book it gives you the basic of why you are doing it not just for weight loss.
Find a thread on here which suits you and join and get the help and support you need…and keep posting and joining the thread.
Thanks for that, it gave me a bit of an idea. I will get the book. Today I had a shake 95 cal and two coffees with milk and steamed vegs beans, brussels and caulflower with two small lamb chops only because thats what I had in the fridge. I think I should be around the 500 cal mark?
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