When I started, I measured under my boobs, waist, hips, thigh and upper arm. Couldn't find the tape measure this morning, but last time I measured I had lost 9cm off my waist and 10cm off my hips in two months. I'm now maintaining having lost 22lbs.
Good luck! How about a veggie curry? Or add quorn pieces or prawns? Just lay off the rice unless it's your only meal that day (lots of 5:2ers save all of their 500 cals for the evening).
Obvs weight, caculate BMI, waist- but are there any others? Ones that might make one feel more motivated if the first ones don't show a downward trend one week?
Am starting 5:2 on Monday! Will also do Thursday (two work days for me) but a bit of a minefield as that's curry night when my mother (80 and fit enough and slim which is what can happen on a 30 a day habit for 60 years...) stays on after babysitting the DC after school. Obviously I can't have curry (or wine) but I actually don't want to tell her or for her to know. She won't be massively supportive and views being overweight as a character flaw, disregarding that on the 2 occasions in her life she stopped smoking, she started again purely because she didn't like the weight gain...).Hmm, tricky. CAN I tuck into a plateful of veggies while everyone else is eating curry? Have I got time to prepare them when I get in at 6.15pm as the warmed up curry is just going on the table then (DH).