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Need to lose 6st

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#1
So. I have been struggling with trying to lose weight ever since Christmas (well actually my whole life but let's not go there) and was thinking about starting a diary to try and keep me focused. I have 6 stone to lose. I really want to have this gone by my 30th next summer. I think it's doable if I just stick to it.

So, I've been trying to get back on to slimming world since Christmas finished but I just can't stick to the plan. I know it works but I'm just really struggling with it. So today I'm going to attempt the 5:2 diet. I've tried this diet before but never managed to last a whole fast day. :-/ But I'm hoping keeping this diary will keep me focused.

It's my sister's birthday meal tomorrow and I'm wearing a body con dress (with a brilliant pair of spanx!) So want to feel positive about myself as I have no time to pick out a new dress now!
So here goes... day 1 of Fasting. Wish me luck!
 
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Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#2
I did it! 1st fast done. It really wasn't that bad either, I drank loads of water and green tea which helped keep the hunger pangs away and I kept myself busy. I didn't exactly eat healthy when I did eat my 500 calories, I had 2 portions of weetabix with sunflower seeds and loads of sweetener, but I am just going to concentrate on fasting and think about nutrition later.

So today I can eat normally, I've already had breakfast and I'm going for a meal later where I will pick a healthy main (but I will have to have dessert and a drink, I'm not that strong!) but that's all I'll eat today so still fewer calories than I was eating before I started. I'm going to fast again on Monday and my weigh in days are Tuesdays. Feeling optimistic for the first time in ages!
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#3
Hi, good luck with 5:2! I have been doing it for over a year and have managed to lose 14 lbs. I find it easier in the summer when the weather is warmer!! So good to find a fellow fast dieter.
Shall be excited to see how you get on and this has inspired me to get on with fast days again. I always did Mondays and Thursdays fasting so shall have to get back to it. If only it was a bit warmer......lol :rolleyes:
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#4
I know what you mean. Yesterday I did plan to go out with my 2 year old mainly to take my mind off food but it was so bitterly cold I just couldn't be bothered so stayed in except for the school run. 14lb in a year is amazing! That's really given me hope that the fast diet works. I'm actually looking forward to fasting on Monday now that I know I can stick to it if I stay focused.
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#5
Hi Jean, I will join you on Monday if you don't mind. Do you have the book? I have it and the blood sugar diet which I did for just over a week. Now that is a killer! It got rid of my Christmas/New Year gain though. So back to 5:2 it is.
Ooh lets see how we both get on. :D
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#6
Yes definitely, we can do this! :)
I don't have any of the books, it was a spur of the moment idea on thursday night when I had just devoured a whole box of cupcakes to myself! :-/
I felt so good waking up this morning just from 1 day of Fasting and I feel I can actually enjoy my weekend now as I know Monday I will fast.
What is your weigh in day?
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#7
Weigh in used to be Tuesday but on the Jan/Feb/March challenge I changed it to Wednesday as I seem to get a bit out of control at the weekends! So I better leave it at Wednesday......just had 2 buttered (just a smear) crumpets. Oh yum and I reckon no more than 220 cals. Sod the carbs!!! :D:D
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#8
Lol I went way over my calories today, but had a fab day so worth it. Will stick to normal eating tomorrow and look forward to Monday!
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#9
So here goes my 2nd day fasting. I'm feeling really positive about today and know I can fast again. I'm dreading my weigh in tomorrow though as I didn't count my calories all weekend and am worried I'll have a gain. Guess we'll soon find out.
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#10
Right along with you. I ended up having yet more crumpets, sausage casserole, cauliflower cheese.......lol Anyway I am ready as I'll ever be today despite it being freezing and foggy. Yuk! Have a treadmill behind OH's sofa but I've got a bad left leg so can't really get in any exercise........just gonna have a second cup of coffee. Good luck!! :D
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#11
I've just been for a walk and it is soooo cold, other than that I can't be bothered to do any exercise today (well any day lol). Good luck too, we can do this!
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#12
I sort of messed up the fasting yesterday and ended up having 1000 calories! Never mind, I'm fasting again Friday and today am going to count calories to make sure I don't go over 2000.
I weighed in this morning and have lost 4lb which I am surprised about as I didn't think it would work, especially as I messed up yesterday.
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#13
Well done Jean, magnificent!! I too went over cals yesterday and weigh in is tomorrow so I am gritting my teeth. Hope you are still enjoying 5:2. I t sure does work doen't it? Onwards and downwards! :D
 

Jean88

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S: 17st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st0lb(5.86%)
#19
Day 3 of Fasting. I'm really excited about fasting today. I am full of cold so it's not going to be easy but I so need to fast today. I struggle to stick to 2000 calories on a non fast day and undo all my hard work, I'm thinking about doing slimming world on my non fast days as I know it is low calorie and I shouldn't undo all my hard work.
 

solange

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 2st5lb(18.33%)
#20
Morning, Went over a bit yesterday on FD but not too bad. NFD's are not a problem strangely. I think my appetite has just shrunk so much! SW principles are good. I too mix and match. The weather is supposed to be getting warmer here so can get out a bit more walking. :D
 


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