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14 Feb 20
After yearning to lose weight for years, I finally have found 5:2. It’s early days but I can tell already that it’s working. Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting, hunger cues are changing, energy is increasing.
I’ve been inspired by so many stories on this forum, I thought I deserved to write down my journey and hopefully pay it forward.
I started on February 1, 2020 and 14 days later I can see and feel the magic happening. Fast days are becoming easier and I can safely say I am committed to this long term.
The challenge will be my upcoming two- month trip to Europe; but I am determined to keep two fast days a week.
Un grand merci to all the folks who have shared their stories and inspired my journey with the 5:2 way.
15 Feb 20
More non scale victories: my mother’s rings, which haven’t fit for years (but I refused to resize) glided onto my fingers. Be gone inflammation!
My Levi’s size 29 jeans, which were unwearable are now on my body. And a pretty bra from 10 years ago also fits again.
All this progress in 2 weeks. Amazing?!
16 Feb 20
For the past few years my blood pressure has been borderline high. Just for fun I decided to check it today after my epic six fast days. Drumroll. 127/76. Pulse 70. Range normal.
17 Feb 20
I never thought this would work for me. I somehow believed it could work for everyone, and I would be the exception.
But it is working! And I’m over the moon about it.
My lowest adult weight was 115 pounds, when I was about 30 years old, eating very little and exercising a lot. Then, I met my would-be husband, and started eating and drinking wine. Little by little, pound by pound, my weight increased in small increments over 2 decades until I hit my all time high of 156 pounds.
I dabbled in Weight Watchers, (hated it), low carb, (I lost a few pounds but then I stalled). In hindsight, I was making too many low carb cakes. I tried intuitive eating, (that didn’t work either) and read about every diet book out there.
Then I stopped weighing myself. That was about five years ago. I know I haven’t gained much more since all my clothes still fit.
I am not a binger eater, I am not a yo yo dieter (I have never really lost weight, just gained), and thought I was destined to be this size as a fifty-something woman.
In fact, when I first came across the 5:2 diet a few years ago, I thought it was the craziest idea I had ever seen! But then I started to investigate it and finally realized there was something to it.
I started my 5:2 journey on February 1st. My first couple of fasts were clunky: I allowed myself up to 800 calories, just in case I got too hungry. Last week, I did three fasts in one week, M-W-F, to see how that felt and it was amazing.
That’s when I knew the magic was happening.
My plan is to do 4:3 when time allows. This week, with my son home from university, I’m doing a 5:2 with plans for a 4:3 next week.
I am not counting calories on NFD; to me, this defeats the purpose of giving the 5:2 a real college try in its plain vanilla style. I really don’t want to overcomplicate this or make it another DIET.
I have no final goal weight in mind. In my mind, I’ve already met my goal – TO LOSE WEIGHT. I believe my body will let itself use fat as fuel as I continue to fast. I already am feeling lighter on NFD, really enjoying the food, instead of feeling guilty about it.
So, here I am on FD #7. It’s 1 pm and I’ve only had coffee and tea and am looking forward to my instant cup of soup (50 calories) before my Pilates class.
Here’s to my 5:2 future!
I’m cheering your 5:2 future too, Pernetty. Isn’t it lovely when you can see it will be your way of life. 🙂
18 Feb 20
Pilates class just now:
“Hey, have you lost a ton of weight recently?”
asked my fellow student.
Wow, just 17 days later my waist is especially way more defined.
20 Feb 20
After three FDs last week, this week’s two feel like a breeze.
Tons of research later I’m learning that although 5:2 is great for fat loss, it also has other other benefits that range from boosting your brain power to fighting cancer and dementia.
Other benefits that I’m discovering:
* My eating on NFD’s has settled down.
* My digestion is improving.
* I have increased clarity and mental focus.
Now back to fat loss; it’s like the fat burning switch has been turned on. It seems to me the magic happens when the body begins to burn fat as a fuel source.
I can feel my tummy fat melting away. I love that!
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