Trying something new
I've been on SW for over a year, and I have really lost my mojo lately. Reading about JUDDD and other fasting plans, I think it could fit really well with my lifestyle.
I was planning my first DD for monday, but now I'm getting excited, I'm thinking of starting tomorrow instead. I am not sure whether to do 2 or 3 DD's a week, but I do plan to count every kcal on up days to make sure I don't go over the top! I'd be happy with a pound a week loss.
I don't have any books, but reading online I have a rough idea of what to do. Here is what the calculator said:
I am going to run the plan past my husband, he is a major supporter of my efforts to lose weight, so I want him to be behind me on this.
Well, I had a good chat with my husband and he thinks the plan sounds good too and will suit me. We have agreed to give it a 2 week trial. My week will look like this (including today as an up day)
Fri: UD (2000)
Sat: DD (500)
Sun: UD (2000)
Mon: DD (500)
Tue: UD (2000)
Wed: DD (500)
Thu: UD (2000)
Then I think I will move to mon, wed, fri as DD's, I just wanted to make sure I get 3 in this week before weigh in on Thursday night. That will be an up day, but I'm going to just try to eat the same every Thursday so it hopefully won't mess up my results.
I've been making a list of kcals for foods I expect to be eating regularly, including some favourites I've missed while doing SW like wraps, different cereals etc. All in all, I'm really excited to do this plan. I am worried in case I put on weight, or can't hack the down days. I will keep a very close eye on my kcals every day, ups or downs. The other rule I'm making is if I quit on a DD, it's straight back on SW plan until I figure out what to do next.
My plan for tomorrow:
Lunch: 20 grapes 70kcal
Dinner: Hunger break pot 320
Snack: muller light 90kcal
Looking good. I'd give it a month tho. It takes that long to tweak it to you own satisfaction for optimum weight loss. I came to JUDDD from SW too and have never looked back. I'm 5 weeks in and love it. I love being able to eat bread again and NOT having to have cheese. My first dd was awful but I got through it with help off here. Just make sure you drink a lot of water and don't be hard on yourself. One ruined DD is not a disaster. I do mine 5 pm - 5 pm, so no feeling hungry at night cos it's a straight 24 hours not 34.:) xx
Good luck lottiebird & well done on your loss so far =)
Thanks ladybird! How much have you lost in those weeks (can't see stats on my phone)? I'm going to try going full days, and see how I go. I imagine the 5-5 is easier, but might just save all my DD food til as late as possible so I'm not too hungry at bed time.
Originally Posted by ladybird777
Thanks :) I've been yoyoing since September or so, so I'll be glad to get the scales moving properly downwards again. I'm so desperate to get into the 14s, it's taken far too long!
Originally Posted by ilikepencils
I've lost 19 lb since 6th January when I started it. The rest I lost during 4 months on SW.
Originally Posted by lottiebird
I'm with Lb give it a month, if nothing else we are both testament to the perpetual tweaking that goes on with this plan, I'm still not sure I've got it right and I'm into week 5 today!
Thanks ladies. I will give it 4 weeks (unless I start gaining).
Today I'm feeling good about my DD, tomorrow I'll be having hot dogs guilt free, so it seems like a fair trade off :) hubby is off to get me a 2l wild cherry pepsi max to help me through.
Do you think I'll be ok weighing in the evening on an up day if I make sure I eat the same up til I weigh? I have noticed that weight seems to fluctuate a lot for people on this plan.
Your husband sounds really supportive :)
I always weigh-in after a down day in the morning, but if you try to stick to the same day and time every week it should be fine.
Fingers crossed you'll be in the 14's soon x
I know 14s isn't by any means skinny, but in my mind it sounds within the realms of normality (if that makes sense), so it a huge milestone in my mind. I have been in the 15s for what feels like eternity. I am surprised I didn't come off SW earlier to be honest, I have been around the same weight since september. I really hate weighing in there every week, and the whole atmosphere really isn't my thing, so I'm hoping that in due course I will stop going there to weigh in. The only worry is that when I did stop going and tried from home, I was gaining. I will keep going for at least the next 4 weeks anyway to see how JUDDD is working for me.
I really really hope this plan will work for me... It sounds too good to be true. I very often go all day without eating anyway, so thats nothing new. The evening will be more challenging, but if I just save all my kcals til then, I think I'll be ok.
I have tracked down the Eat, Fast and Live Longer documentary, so I will give it a watch once its downloaded. Having a restful sofa-day with the husband and our kitty :)
14 is a good target and very realistic, slowly slowly catchy monkey as they say!!
Enjoy your day !
Well I'm coming up to 24 full hours food free, still trying to hold out a bit longer. Its interesting how the hunger comes and goes. I would ideally like to hold out til 9:30 or so, so I hope it goes again for a while.
9th Feb 13 - Down Day Intake
Skimmed Milk 50 ml (17)
Pepsi Max Cherry, 2l (12)
10 Red grapes (35)
Hunger Breaks (320)
Strawberry Muller light (90)
Total: 474 kcals
Plan for tomorrow - Up Day
2 Crumpets (196)
Flora Light, 30 g (132)
Large Hot Dog Rolls, 2 Serving (462)
Tomato Ketchup, 30 ml (36)
Lemon Meringue Pie, 1/3 (442)
2 Frankfurters (196)
Baked Beans 1/2 can (185)
Oatilicious Bread, 2 slices (200)
Total: 1,849 kcals
Can't believe your UP is already planned LOL, but I do believe you will have better success doing it that way, the first couple of weeks I didn't count calories and I stalled week 3 due to just that! Well done for getting through the DD yaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!
Hey lottie, great start... well done on the 24 hour fast.. I would have woken up missing a finger or 2 lol :)
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