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2 Mar 18
Hi JJane. Congrats on your success so far. I find following your journey helpful and inspiring. I am on FD6 and was trying to stick w one meal as I do think that’s the way to go but had a serving of roasted peanuts as I was so hungry. Still leaves me 300 cal for dinner. We had a company annual party last night and I had one more wine than I normally would so not feeling 100% today. Just drinking lots of water to rehydrate and stay the course on today’s FD.
One thing I find I may need to adjust is not weighing every day. Today I am up 3 lbs and tomorrow I’ll probably be down 4 or more (hoping). Feels like a bit of a roller coaster ride.
Anyway, I have such fears it won’t work for me. Your success helps me to put that fear to rest. I am sure the mantra is: it works, if you work it!
3 Mar 18
Hi beachgurl62 if you do weigh every day (like me) use the app Happy Scale as it records a moving day average even when you gain which always makes you happier. And it always breaks your journey into 10 milestones which I love. I am always 3 to 4lbs heavier after the weekend. But it usually is gone after my fast day Monday.
4 Mar 18
As usual today being Monday I am up around 2 kilos to 78.6 kilos. Ate bread and dips, pasta and icecream and of course 3 bottles of wine, a cider and 2 rtds. Lets hope it disappears quickly like the last few week 🙂
5 Mar 18
Well lost 900 grams from my fast day. I realised I was a lot worst this weekend gone by than usual too. So it could be that I need to get taught a lesson. However only 700 grams to go until i am back to Fridays weigh in weight. It is still possible to get a loss this week!
7 Mar 18
Hi Jjane! Thank you for the Happy Scale app suggestion. I will check it out. This week I am doing 16:8 as my entire family is here celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday!! The goal is to maintain while having a great time. I’ll be back to the 5:2 WOL next week. Talk to you then. Keep up the good work. 🙂
8 Mar 18
All the besty beachgurl62. I have actuually gained 200grams this week so basically maintained. But I know why. Last Friday Saturday and Sunday I ate like a pig. Far worst than usual on the weekend. I will have a gopod loss this week.
Start weight 81.8 kilos.(180.33lbs)
Todays weight 77.1 kilos (169.97lbs)
Total weight loss 4.7 kilos (10.36lbs)
So actually gained 200 grams this week. But I ate so badly last weekend I have spent all week getting rid of it. Last Friday alone I had sausage roll, cream donut and coconut slice, popcorn wine and chocolate. Out for lunch Saturday and had a main for lunch, bread and dips, wine, cheese, more wine and another main. So what you expect. You can be a bit bad on the weekend. But I went a bit crazy. So onwards I go. And not a total pigout this weekend either.
Hello. My names is Amanda and I am new here (today is my first FD). I love your updates. I also love wine and beer and I am glad to see someone else is successful with this program. Thanks Jane
9 Mar 18
legalamanda….how did your first FD go?
I hope that you find success with this plan. 🙂
beachgurl…I used to weigh myself everyday, and I found the same thing …up and down. After watching the pattern in conjunction with my fasting days…I finally decided on Fridays as my true weight days…hopefully you will find your groove. I hope that you are still having successful FDs. 🙂
Jane…now you know where the limit is…wishing you good luck with a controlled eating and drinking this weekend. 🙂
This week was a little weird for me…I was home for a couple days, and I find it difficult to fast when I am at home….so I did not get my regular FDs this week. I did do a 42 hr water fast…my weight is holding steady.
I am going to try to eat decent over the weekend…but it already seems difficult…we are going off to a festival, and concert this evening, and hubby is already talking about stopping for pizza and then getting some yummy fair-food. I’m going to try to be good. Have a great weekend everyone.
Good luck. It went better than I expected but I didn’t sleep very well last night. I woke up once to use the restroom and I felt a little nauseous. I felt better this morning when I woke up. My wife is already talking about drinking beer tonight so I am doing my best to eat good today so I can enjoy some beer with her tonight. Good luck to you!!!!
11 Mar 18
Welcome Amanda. Hope your first fast day went well.
Floridag1rl I would never be able to fast at home. You would have to keep so busy.
I had a better weekend. Drunk lots of wine but snacked on cucumber slices with it instead of cheese. Has KFC for dinner Friday and pizza Saturday but a respectable amount and I didnt go back for seconds. Actually reached a new low on Saturday morning of 76.5 kilos. Although I dont lock weight changes in until Friday morning. But as I only gained 600 grams over the weekend its looking like I am in for a good loss this Friday.
15 Mar 18
Start weight 81.8 kilos.(180.33lbs)
Todays weight 75.6 kilos (166.66lbs)
Total weight loss 6.2 kilos (13.66lbs)
Loss this week 1.5 kilos (3.30lbs)
Very very happy today. Had a good week. 2 fast days and other days just ate healthyish breakfast lunch and tea and fruit snacks.Only half a bottle of wine. No exercise this week but. Have tried to drink more water.
Now enjoying a bagel with jam for breakfast. And looking forward to my bottle of wine tonight. My husband is also doing really well and has lost a total of 6.30 kilos.
In the last ten years the lowest I have been down to is 73.8 kilos. And that was doing the Dukan Diet. Now I only eat low carb on Fast Days, to an point anyway as I still eat fruit. Not far to go now and I will be the lowest weight I have been in ten years.
We love love love 5:2!!!!
Omg that’s amazing! So so happy for you! I have been a little discouraged as I have not lost as much as I hoped. So I am glad to see your progress. I started at 218 and got down to 215 and then today I’m 217 🙁 It has only been a week but I guess I was just hoping I would do better than that.
My average is around 400 grams a week so hang in there. Just keep an eye on just how bad you are on a non fast day. I dont count calories on those days but I would for a little while if for some reason I stopped loosing. And dont worry about little flucuations. They happen with me all the time. I sometimes gain 3-4lbs over a weekend. Then just work through getting rid of them during the week.
18 Mar 18
So I had a really bad weekend. Gained 2 kilos. Had a birthday to go to for my Dad. And every one had to Bring 2-3 finger food dishes. And then they Take them around through the night slowly. You feel like you have to try everything so as not to offend anyone. (Of course you don’t really).
Then Mum had a ridiculous amount of food left yesterday and insisted we take some home so we ate it all day yesterday too. So I will have to work hard this week. I have promised my daughter we are going to do the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred starting today. Only we are going to try and complete in 40 days rather than 30.
22 Mar 18
Bad weigh in this week. Havnt managed to shift the 2 kilo weight gain from last weekend. And we are on holiday all of next week including Easter weekend and will not be fasting. But dont worry I am not giving up. I have done Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 5 days this week and have sore muscles so they may be retaining water. On top of that I have constipation problems big time and its that time of month. So I dont think it will be as bad as it seems. Hopefully a woosh next week!
3 Apr 18
Back to fasting today. Dont know how much I have gained in the past 2 weeks. I am too scared to look. I am not going to weigh in again until Friday morning.
9 Apr 18
Friday morning wasn’t too bad. And then Saturday morning I was only 400 grams higher than my lowest 5:2 weight. So this Friday I will have something positive to record 🙂
Well done Jane, you are getting there. Do you stick to 500 cals every fast day? I’m in my first one and im going to go over (haven’t stocked the cupboard with suitable foods yet). I think I chose wrong as I feel really hungry and my stomach is really rumbling. What kind of things do you eat on fast days to stave off the hunger?
16 Apr 18
I have been really struggling lately. When I first started I was really happy as I still lost weight even after a bad weekend. But this has unfortunately slowed down. And I seem to be spending the week working off the weekend. Anyway not giving up completely. Going to watch the carbs intake a bit more and see if that helps at all.
I’m away for the weekend. Had sticky toffee pudding last night so I’ve put on a bit this morning, but I’ll do another fast day as soon as I get home.
Can you look at what you’re eating on your non fast days? Cut down on treats like cake or booze?
I’m thinking if I do well for five weeks and get to my goal I can loosen of a bit and go to 6:1.
What I am going to do to try and kick start out of this plateau is do the 3 day military diet. It’s really quite amusing when you read the negative reviews about it as it’s really just another form of fasting. Although calorie wise it’s probably near the 800 range. So basically I am going to be doing 4:3. But eating specific foods for 3 days. Hopefully it will get me moving again. If I can just get to my low of 75.6 I will be happy again. But the scales keep playing in the 76-78 range. Anyway we will see I guess.
Well it’s probably good to shake things up! I’ve never heard of that one. Good luck and let us know how you get on!
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