Trying something new

Discussion in 'JUDDD Diaries' started by lottiebird, 8 February 2013 Social URL.

  1. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    Hi all,

    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.
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  3. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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

    Total: 470kcal
  4. ladybird777

    ladybird777 Silver Member

    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
    Last edited: 8 February 2013
  5. Good luck lottiebird & well done on your loss so far =)
  6. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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.

    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!
  7. ladybird777

    ladybird777 Silver Member

    I've lost 19 lb since 6th January when I started it. The rest I lost during 4 months on SW.
  8. Lanarkwitch

    Lanarkwitch Gold Member

    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!
  9. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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.
  10. 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
  11. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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 :)
  12. Lanarkwitch

    Lanarkwitch Gold Member

    14 is a good target and very realistic, slowly slowly catchy monkey as they say!!

    Enjoy your day !
  13. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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.
  14. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    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

    Last edited: 10 February 2013
  15. Lanarkwitch

    Lanarkwitch Gold Member

    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!
  16. DeeOne

    DeeOne Full Member

    Hey lottie, great start... well done on the 24 hour fast.. I would have woken up missing a finger or 2 lol :)
  17. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    Thanks, I was chuffed with yesterday :) Absolutely ravenous this morning, so I had 3 crumpets instead of 2, but I will just keep counting up to 2000 and stop.
  18. You're very organised, lottie!

    Well done for getting through your first down x
  19. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    Thanks! I've really enjoyed my up day today guilt free, which is something new for me. Crumpets, hot dogs, lemon meringue pie... and I didn't break my diet :D AND I still have about 630 kcals for later!

    I'm still debating how to approach my down day tomorrow, as I am at work. I am thinking of just grazing on a few items through the afternoon (crackerwheat, laughing cow light, grapes) and saving 300kcal for the night. I should get through the morning ok.

    I am going to spend some time on MFP tonight inputting a plan for the rest of the week til weigh in day, much better than planning on SW where I would cut and paste the same stuff over and over through the week!
  20. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    10[SUP]th[/SUP] Feb 13 Up Day
    3 Crumpet 294
    3 Finger Rolls 297
    Bertolli Light 30 g 105
    Ketchup, 30 ml 36
    3 Herta Frankfurter 294
    Lemon Meringue Pie 331
    Weetos, 50 g bowl 189
    Whole Milk, 300 ml 192
    Special K Chewy bar 95
    Velvet Crunch 83
    Total: 1916

    Well, I thoroughly enjoyed my food today :) I have eaten ALOT, but I have weighed and measured meticulously, so I am just going to trust it. I have planned some foods to take to work with me tomorrow in case I start flagging on my DD, but I am hoping to hold out as late as possible, and if I can, eat it when I get home in the evening.

    Plan for tomorrow

    Weight Watchers Lasagne 257
    10 Red Grapes 35
    Laughing Cow, 2 triangle 50
    5 Wholegrain Crackerbread 95
    Alpen Light 63
    Total: 500
  21. lottiebird

    lottiebird Silver Member

    Well, no food in as yet :) 2nd DD is going totally to plan. I feel like I have so much more energy the last few days, and my mood is a lot better (although I did get a bit irritable at work). Some odd hunger pangs, but knowing I still have 500 kcal for the day is helping me put off eating til later.

    I am really worried I won't lose weight though. I've read a lot of people being unsure of the plan. Also someone at work has been doing 5:2 along with SW, as when she did plain 5:2 (for 1 week only) she STS. She also reports her friend is doing 5:2 and not losing, but she drinks a lot of wine. I am not put off by this, I am doing 3 fast days as opposed to 2, counting all my kcals and I drink alcohol about once a year! But it does make me think. I think tweaking the plan seems like a risky idea, judging from others' experience, so I am going to just keep on with the plan in my head until further notice, and hopefully the scales will be on my side.

    I shouldn't say this, as I'll curse myself, but I am actually looking forward to weighing in this week, which may be a first. I think its mostly just curiosity as to whether it works. I wish this part of the forum was as busy as SW so I could see how a large number of people have done over a long period of time. Seems like this way of eating is only just starting to just get on people's radar (myself included) so only time will tell.

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