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Starting tomorrow, Will someone please be my diet pal?!

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BeckyBrandon Tue 16-Jul-13 19:19:12

I'm marrying DP next year and I don't want to look like a walrus!! I've got an ocado shop coming tomorrow full of stuff for this diet.

I really am a bit rubbish with this kind of thing and would love a diet pal? pleeeeeease


Whojamaflip Tue 16-Jul-13 19:41:41

I will - need to lose the 3 stone I seem to have acquired over the years due to having children and packing up smoking confused

bought the book weeks ago but haven't opened it yet blush

which says are you planning on fasting?

Whojamaflip Tue 16-Jul-13 19:42:11

DAYS not says

babysaurus Tue 16-Jul-13 19:51:52

Hi, I will happily be your diet pal! I was lurking on the main 5:2 one but there are too many people. Am currently 12stone 3lb which is over two stone overweight for my five foot five body. This is my third week, sixth day on Thursday, of 5:2ing.
I am semi sulking as since last Saturday, ten days ago, I've apparently just lost one measly lb but am trying to be positive and follow my own advice and ignore scales (I don't actually own any, I went to Boots.)

BeckyBrandon Tue 16-Jul-13 20:59:31

Hi Whojamaflip I'm planning on doing Mondays and Wednesdays (but not tomorrow) What days were you planning on doing. I'm excited!!! bet I won't be by next week though grin

Hey babysaurus! Oh gosh, boots scales of shame grin I have some scales but not used them in about 2 years hmm I'm PETRIFIED about getting on them to start this. was thinking about doing it by dress sizes! Not a brilliant way to monitor weekly weight loss though.

I've just downloaded my fitness pal app, hopefully it will help with keeping track of calories.

Whojamaflip Tue 16-Jul-13 21:13:42

Mondays sound fine but I will prob do Thursdays instead of Wednesdays - mums group which has cake on that day grin

think I will start this Thursday before I lose my nerve!

have just weighed myself and I'm 11 stone 13 so need to lose 2 stone ( better than I thought smile )

2 1/2 would be better though grin

BeckyBrandon Tue 16-Jul-13 21:18:07

OH gosh, how I will miss cake. I think i'll have to go cold turkey grin

We had some cherry bakewells in the cupboard and they are my FAV. I've made DP eat all 3 of them because I didn't want them sat there tomorrow when I start grin

babysaurus Tue 16-Jul-13 22:13:44

Good luck to those fasting tomorrow! My only tip is to be organised and remember you can treat yourself the day after if you want to!

Very tired now, will post properly tomorrow

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Tue 16-Jul-13 22:19:32

Can I join? My third FD today and hasn't been too bad. Think I will weigh myself after Thursday FD. Got about 3 to lose as well but I'm liking this already. Really want it to work.

BeckyBrandon Wed 17-Jul-13 08:39:14

Of course you can Natural What did you eat for your fast day? Good luck smile

Bluecatfabric Wed 17-Jul-13 14:38:55

Would love to join you. I need to lose 1.5-2stone. Really feel like this one could be for me. Going to start on Monday as my mum is staying this week.
How has today gone Becky?

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Wed 17-Jul-13 15:56:56

I had chicken breast and broccoli, I love that sort of thing anyway (just too much!)
It's funny how I don't feel very hungry after a FD, although the weather might influence that.

BeckyBrandon Wed 17-Jul-13 16:40:45

Today has gone ok, I started with porridge, then had a bagel for lunch and will have tuna and veggies for dinner.

I've got weight watchers cheese puffs, a low cal hot choc and a sugar free jelly for snacks. Wanted to save snacks for tonight but have already eaten the cheese puffs, Oops shock

I think the major think with me is the amount I snack. So that's going to be the hard part to pack in

formicadinosaur Wed 17-Jul-13 16:46:27

Can I join too. I have some post pregnancy weight to lose but can't budge it. About 10lbs.

Failed my first fast last week due to having something too early at 7am - found I was starving by late afternoon. Then gave up!

Second fast was about 200 over the 500 mark.

Today I'm doing better. Just had last bit of food so need to last till bedtime now

formicadinosaur Wed 17-Jul-13 16:52:58

Today I had

lunch - soft boiled egg with smoked salmon and asparagus

Tea - chicken leg, humous, mixed seeds, tons of mixed salad with avocado, beetroot, cucumber, carrots etc

Melon - snack

Whojamaflip Wed 17-Jul-13 23:15:34

First fast day tomorrow confused

Hoping to be able to have just black coffee in the morning then save my calories to eat later on.

My biggest concern is going to bed hungry. smile

BeckyBrandon Thu 18-Jul-13 12:29:34

I', going to do a fast day tomorrow as well whoja decided on wednesdays and fridays.

I'm going to try and do the same, coffee, water or sparkling water all day, then a snack for lunch, something small for dinner and another snack later on.

Not looking forward to it tbh, I think DP is looking forward to me doing it even less grin

Ohhh that sounds good formicadinosaur What is humous like for calories?

Barbie1 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:33:22

I've been doing this since jan and got below 9 stone. My target is 8 and a half.

I was doing so well until we relocated to South Korea a few weeks ago. All my time has gone into the relocation, but I have just been excepted to the London marathon in April so need to get back on track.

I'm doing 4:3. Monday, wed and Fridays.

I do a total fast. 5pm until 7pm the following day. 26 hours pure fast.

I tend to eat the same meals on fast days. So it's easy and I can prepare.

Good luck to you all

Bluecatfabric Thu 18-Jul-13 13:25:20

Barbie1 do you eat a normal dinner at 7pm and before 5pm?

Whojamaflip Thu 18-Jul-13 13:34:38

Just finished lunch - mixed salad leaves, one grated carrot, 3 cherry toms, 2 slices cooked chicken and a splash of raspberry vinegar smile - 159 cals according to mfp grin

been drinking black coffee and water with lemon slices all day - could murder a choccy bar tho blush

only 9 hours till bedtime grin

Barbie1 Thu 18-Jul-13 13:44:37

For example I would eat 'normally' on Sunday. Then I would have dinner at about 5pm with the children. This would be a normal dinner.

I would the completely fast, bar diet drink or sugar free zero cal drinks until Monday evening around 7pm where I will sit and eat my 500 cals with my husband who is also doing is diet (or way of life if you prefer wink

That would be my lot, until breakfast on Tuesday where I would resume normal eating, if this make any sense?

freedom2011 Thu 18-Jul-13 13:48:23

i have found quite helpful and more importantly free. so if you can bother to log your intake and exercise - it may be helpful

xigris Thu 18-Jul-13 13:51:27

Can I join please? I need to lose about 2.5 stone shock. I used to be a slim size 8-10 but 3 children in 6 years soon buggered that up! I was thinking of doing Tuesdays and Thursdays and would definitely like some 'meal' advice. I eat fish but not meat

BeckyBrandon Thu 18-Jul-13 14:30:04

Oh damn whoja you're fasting today, I failed to look at the date when you posted grin

Wow Barbie, you have more discipline then me!! Fantastic stuff though and congratulations on getting accepted for the marathon!!

freedom I've been using that as well, it is absolutely brilliant!!

The more the merrier xigris smile

BeckyBrandon Thu 18-Jul-13 15:29:05

Galaxy low cal chocolate orange hot chocolate and 10 mini marsh mellows is only 60 calories....

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