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    Diet: 5:2
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    Start Date: 1st January 2014
    Start Weight: 24st7lb
    Current Weight: 23st4lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7lb
    Goal Date: September 2016 (40th Birthday!)


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    Goal BMI: 30


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    Weight to Lose: 10st11lb
    % Lost 4.96%

    Finally found something that I can stick to long term! 12 stone + to lose.

    Hello all,

    I may have posted in here in the past, I can't remember, if I have then it was at least a year or two ago.

    This time however, I have found a plan (intermittent fasting, folling the 5:2 ratio) that I am finding incredibly easy (albeit early days), and for once I truly believe that I can make it a permanent lifestyle change without too much hardship at all.

    I lost 7lbs recently through simply cutting back on junk, and then have had my first weigh-in today after starting the 5:2 plan. I lost a further 4lbs

    I'm so happy, and love all the additional health benefits that medical and scientific research have shown this way of eating can give you.

    My goal is to get to 12.5 stone by my 40th (September 2016)...although I'd prefer 11 stone, but like having a round 12 stone to lose.

    I aim to lose 5 stone this year, and a family member has offered to treat me to a spa day when reach the half way point of 2.5 stone gone

    I'm astounded that I'm losing so well when I can eat whatever I want (guilt free!) for 5 days a week, and really hope that I continue to lose weight because it does feel too good to be true. I've been trying to lose weight for over 20 years now...please let this be my time!!!!!

    I have two young children that I want to see grow up, and I want to see my grandchildren grow up too...I have to do this.
    Jo





    Short Term Goals
    Lose First Stone
    DONE 27th Feb 2014
    Get into size 26 jeans (started at 28/30)
    DONE 21st Feb 2014
    Get into size 24 Jeans DONE 27th Feb 2014

    Lose Second Stone

    Lose 5% of my body weight (23st 4lbs)
    DONE 11th Mar 2014

    Lose 10% of my body weight (22st)

    7lbs lost before starting 5:2

    Week 1: -4 lbs

    Week 2: -1 lb

    Week 3: -1 lb
    27 Feb 2014: -3 lbs
    11 Mar 2014: -1 lb


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    Diet: slimming world
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    Start Weight: 16st12lb
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    Goal Weight: 9st12lb
    Goal Date: 22/01/16


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.8
    Current BMI: 41.8
    Goal BMI: 24.4


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    % Lost 0%
    Hi hun, you've done fantastic. I seem a bit dizzy but I've no idea what this plan is? X

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybee40
    Hi hun, you've done fantastic. I seem a bit dizzy but I've no idea what this plan is? X
    It's where you fast for two days of the week and eat normally (but not excessively!) on the other five. xx

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    Diet: 5:2
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 1st January 2014
    Start Weight: 24st7lb
    Current Weight: 23st4lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7lb
    Goal Date: September 2016 (40th Birthday!)


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 58.9
    Current BMI: 56
    Goal BMI: 30


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 10st11lb
    % Lost 4.96%
    That's it but you don't completely fast though!

    For example today is a fast day, and I've had:

    A big bowl of butternut squash soup with cheddar cheese crumbled into it.

    Courgette cut into julienne to act like spagetti stir fried then topped with a sauce I made using chicken, bacon, onion, celery, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, a stock pot thingy, bouillon, garlic, and spices. It even had a tsp of oil to cook it in.

    I can have almost 600 cals on a fast day as I'm big but the average is 500.

    I've not felt hungry once, had loads of tea and coffee and diet drinks too.

    And if I really want something, I know I can have it the very next day.

    I'm not saying that everyone finds the fast days easy, some choose to use shakes on those days (like slimfast or exante) and that's fine to do. But I like food too much lol.


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    Jo





    Short Term Goals
    Lose First Stone
    DONE 27th Feb 2014
    Get into size 26 jeans (started at 28/30)
    DONE 21st Feb 2014
    Get into size 24 Jeans DONE 27th Feb 2014

    Lose Second Stone

    Lose 5% of my body weight (23st 4lbs)
    DONE 11th Mar 2014

    Lose 10% of my body weight (22st)

    7lbs lost before starting 5:2

    Week 1: -4 lbs

    Week 2: -1 lb

    Week 3: -1 lb
    27 Feb 2014: -3 lbs
    11 Mar 2014: -1 lb


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    Diet: 5:2
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    Start Date: 1st January 2014
    Start Weight: 24st7lb
    Current Weight: 23st4lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7lb
    Goal Date: September 2016 (40th Birthday!)


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 58.9
    Current BMI: 56
    Goal BMI: 30


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 10st11lb
    % Lost 4.96%
    Blimey, just read that back and I sound like a saleswoman! I'm not, I promise! Just loving this way of eating

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    Short Term Goals
    Lose First Stone
    DONE 27th Feb 2014
    Get into size 26 jeans (started at 28/30)
    DONE 21st Feb 2014
    Get into size 24 Jeans DONE 27th Feb 2014

    Lose Second Stone

    Lose 5% of my body weight (23st 4lbs)
    DONE 11th Mar 2014

    Lose 10% of my body weight (22st)

    7lbs lost before starting 5:2

    Week 1: -4 lbs

    Week 2: -1 lb

    Week 3: -1 lb
    27 Feb 2014: -3 lbs
    11 Mar 2014: -1 lb


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    Diet: slimming world
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 18/07/14
    Start Weight: 16st12lb
    Current Weight: 16st12lb
    Goal Weight: 9st12lb
    Goal Date: 22/01/16


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.8
    Current BMI: 41.8
    Goal BMI: 24.4


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 7st0lb
    % Lost 0%
    Is it a good way of maintaining your weight once you hit your target?





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