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How long have you been fasting and how much weight have you lost?

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ChocolateBiscuitCake Mon 24-Jun-13 19:40:20

Have done my first fast day today and struggled...was fine until children's tea time and then became like a woman possessed at not being able to pick at their spag Bol! I was grumpy and snappy the rest of the day!

Desperate to lose last stone of baby weight (done 2 already) and need to focus on the task at hand.

Would love to hear the positive outcomes of fasting so far, please smile

Fasterkillpussycat Tue 25-Jun-13 05:52:38

I have been doing 5:2 since the start of April and have lost 31 pounds. It is brilliant! The fast days get easier, particularly when you start to see results.

EagleRiderDirk Tue 25-Jun-13 06:19:01

I've lost 2.5 stone in just over 2 months.

feeding the kids is hard on fast days, I make sure I plan ahead and give them something I wouldn't touch - not hard as I'm quite picky!

good luck x

stinky Tue 25-Jun-13 06:23:26

I started on 23rd Feb at 75.7 kilos and am now 59 kilos. Feel fantastic.

Elderberries Tue 25-Jun-13 08:36:18

I started in march and have lost a stone. Not huge amounts but I have stalled for the last month and am now losing again.

Started without counting calories on feed days but now have to re-educate myself to normal eating on feed days to lose weight.

wigglybeezer Tue 25-Jun-13 09:10:05

DH and I are doing our own version, we just skip sugar two or three days a week but otherwise eat normally. Weight is slowly but steadily coming off. I work as a gardener and am too active to skip lunch on days wheni'm working, sometimes I do have a late high protein breakfast and skip lunch on days when aim less active. Aiming to be back at my pre- kids weighting about a month, it will take DH a bit longer!

wigglybeezer Tue 25-Jun-13 09:12:36

Forgot to say, my Dad is doing the proper 5:2 aged 72 and has lost a lot of weight round his middle.

postmanpatscat Tue 25-Jun-13 12:24:08

I started Feb half term, met target on first May bank hol (down from 10st 0.5lbs to 8st 10). Since then I've done 6:1 instead of 5:2 and have gone down further to 8st 4.5lbs. It worked for me!

ChocolateBiscuitCake Tue 25-Jun-13 12:45:53

Wow, wow ladies - you are all my inspiration - amazing!

Thanks for sharing.

Have really gone off alcohol (fed up of the hangovers and being grumpy/tired round the children!), so am hoping that that with the fasting will really help things along. Alcohol has definitely been my failure in the losing weight game!

I love the idea of ultimately getting to 6:1 (and more importantly into 8st 5'4" it can't be impossible even if just 8st 13lb!!)

newbiefrugalgal Tue 25-Jun-13 12:50:14

Have you thought of 16/8, I'm going to start this.
Week 3 of 5:2 and lost 2kg so far!

LaurieFairyCake Tue 25-Jun-13 12:52:59

28th January - 22.5 pounds so far.

All going great.

whats4teamum Tue 25-Jun-13 14:22:25

21 jan - 30lbs - 5'4" - wouldn't mind shifting another 11lbs.

postmanpatscat Tue 25-Jun-13 17:40:15

chocolatebiscuitcake I'm 5ft 4 too, so it is certainly possible!

charitygirl Tue 25-Jun-13 17:48:26

Since Jan, 18 lbs. don't see it as a 'diet', it's just how I eat now, and I can take a break for hols etc. basically maintaining now.

katedan Tue 25-Jun-13 17:55:48

I am on week 4 and have lost 4lbs which makes me on target as I was aiming for 1lb a week. I have not been careful on non fast days which I know I will have to do to as well but for now I feel better and clothes seem to fit better.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 25-Jun-13 18:12:16

How does it work? Can you eat on the fast days?

postmanpatscat Tue 25-Jun-13 19:24:10

holly take a look at 5:2 thread no. 22 where you will find lots of info and a very warm welcome.

GampyWabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 19:37:41

I think I would like to do this too. How does it work?

MarshmallowCupcake Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:03

I've been doing 5:2 since mid January and I've lost 1st 8 3/4lbs. Most definitely a way of life and highly recommended! The only time I really struggled was around week 7, I'd gone out for dinner the night before and my pal just had soup so I had a mushroom , blue cheese and brioche starter - big mistake!! I was nearly crying the next day because I was so hungry! I always make sure I have a thermos cup full of coffee or green tea to drink so that my mind doesn't start playing games of 'I'm hungry'!!
Going to bed early is a great way to distract from those feelings of wanting to eat in the evenings!

hollyisalovelyname Wed 26-Jun-13 09:01:23

Postmanpatscat thank you

herbaceous Thu 27-Jun-13 15:43:33

I think I've been doing it since March, and have only lost about six pounds. Not great. But then I have been eating quite a lot on non-fast days, and downing the wine.

I also gathered that if you're not particularly overweight to start with, it is a less effective diet than some...

Moominsummermadness Thu 27-Jun-13 16:40:20

I've been doing it since 29th April, and have lost 15lb. It isn't necessarily the case that it is a less effective diet if you aren't overweight to start with, I had a BMI of 22 to start with. Like others have said, I see it more as a way of life now, rather than a diet. It's also helped iron out my terrible snacking habit!

orderinformation Thu 27-Jun-13 18:53:14

V inspiring thread so marking place. Am coming to end of second week now but forgot to weigh self. However when ds born I was 107kg and I reckon in the six months since he's gone I went up to 110kg. My aim is actually just to get to 99kg which although still I overweight would take me to what I was aged 21 when looking back I was much healthier and looked much better. Basically a two stone loss would make me very happy.

Bramblesinforrin Thu 27-Jun-13 19:00:15

18 weeks, 18lbs, 5 inches off stomach, 5 inches off hips smile

herbaceous Thu 27-Jun-13 19:04:01

Gee. I feel a trifle inadequate faced with you lot! Especially Moomin - my BMI was 25, so I was/am a good deal more overweight than you!

I fear I may have to resort to doing some exercise.

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