Here I am, finally starting a diary on the JUDDD forum.
Background - lost weight few times (haven't we all?) but most successfully 4 years ago when I calorie counted and took up running. Fell off the wagon when I got pregnant with my 2nd, although I didn't regain all the weight - too much though! Have managed to keep running after the birth of my 2nd albeit it at reduced distances and speeds, but not managed to shed the weight.
Decided in June that the time had come to start resolving the weight issue - I wanted to run better, feel better, ward off diabetes (mum T2) and give myself a kick start. Never done a vlcd before - and never will again - but decided to do S&S for 8 weeks only. I lost 24lbs and have been running much better. All good.
Question then raised - how to continue the weight loss journey? Didn't want to do classes for time issues - would rather be out running! Didn't want to calorie count - hungry and thinking about food ALL the time! Didn't want to low carb - quite fancy a piece of cake every now and again! Finally came across IF and did a lot of reading on the web and decided to give it a go.
I switched from S&S and - I think - lost around 0.75 - 1lb in my first week. I say, I think, because I was really trying not to weigh around switch over time as I didn't want to be paranoid about what the scales were saying on a daily basis. I decided I was going to give it some time and see how I felt and what the scales said later! I was pretty chuffed at that point though when most people leaving a vlcd gain! Happy Days.
Carried on into week 2 and then the Horizon programme was on - it was great to see the research and my husband decided to join me on 2 fasting days a week as well. Week 2, I lost 1lb and I'm now in my third week. I have 3 DDs like most on here and the website calculates my cals at 500/2600 - I think because my exercise levels are quite high. I'm now back up to 5-6 miles running and feeling really great.
Current weight: 14 st 10.5 lbs. Don't really have a long term goal - but first goal is to get to an overweight BMI, rather than obese - reckon that's about 2 stone away.
Enjoyed reading everyone's diaries and hope people will enjoy reading mine!