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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


formicadinosaur Wed 24-Jul-13 10:49:58

Thanks Becky. My SIL has got some though - will try it at hers this weekend.

Great to hear about your fasts blue funny and Becky. I wonder what progress we will have made in a couple of weeks? Months?

Fasting today but actually woke up hungry. Egg first thing.

BeckyBrandon Tue 23-Jul-13 17:16:57

Bluecatfabric Try calorie counting on my fitness app. it really is so so useful. It's helped me alot.

Had second fast day today. Been so busy I didn't eat anything until 4pm. Just had half a glorious soup, and will have other half later. (240 calories in a whole tup of Glorious Tuscan chicken and Orzo soup, and it is SO nice)

I'm having an alpen bar later, some weight watchers cheese puffs and a couple of coffees.

We have visitors arriving tonight so will be picking them up late. Wanted to make sure I had some snacky things, just in case.

formicadinosaur They said that going under TDEE is basically not good, Can dip it here and there though I guess and the miso soup I got from ocado but I tried it today and i HATE it, tastes like salt water :0. Had brilliant reviews though. If you want me to post it to you I will. Just let me know

Bluecatfabric Tue 23-Jul-13 10:30:33

My first day went well. My TDEE is 2300 as I am tall and quite active. I am trying to stick to 500 cal though . Dinner last night was actually quite a lot so might have bigger lunch and smaller dinner.
Can anyone tell me how many cals in cooked broccoli by weight after it is cooked? I have never calorie counted before and am confused if I should weigh it before or after cooking.
Am loving reading how everyone is getting on.

Funnyfishface Tue 23-Jul-13 08:13:58

Hi Formica

I assume your weight is 132 not 1332 :-)

Actually I found the fast day ok. I drank loads of water. I had tried it a few weeks ago and struggled. Went back to counting calories and got so obsessed and bored with logging everything.

I am the heaviest I have ever been due to medication and lack of exercise. Only 10-14 overweight but I am 5ft 2 and struggling to get into my clothes. I am still on the medication so it might take be a bit longer to lose.

My plan is to do 5:2 and some weeks 4:3.

I am at home most of the day so it's difficult to resist temptation. I am determined now though because the extra weight around my middle is making me unhappy.

Next fast day is wed.

Good luck everyone

formicadinosaur Tue 23-Jul-13 07:58:05

Hi funny, how did you feel about it?

I weighted in at 1332 which is almost identical to last weigh in. Too much party food at the weekend I think.

Funnyfishface Mon 22-Jul-13 23:40:49

Hi all.

I did my first fast day today.
Banana. Weight watchers yogurt. Waitrose lasagne 306 calories with green salad.
Under 500 calories.

Starting weight 130 lbs. got about 10-14 lbs to lose.

formicadinosaur Mon 22-Jul-13 20:05:47

Great news foofoo. I've not been starving today but would love a nibble. Pre 5:2 diet I've definitely been eating for the sake of eating and not because I'm hungry - got to change that

Barbie when did you say your marathon is? I'm in the early stages of training up too but a whole marathon would be too far. About 13 is my limit and it will probably take three months??

Becky let me know what you find out. Ive eaten below on NFD's too but then occasionally eat more. Where do you get the miso soup?

Whoja, great going! I've had a soft boiled egg with coffee after a short morning jog of 20 mins, two 10cal jellies, broccoli with tiny weeny portion of moussaka (that's what everyone else is eating in my house). Maybe enough left for a small salad later or some almonds? Will need to check how the numbers add up first though. Really mustn't go over this time.

Barbie My TDEE is 1700 or 17500 I think. Should I be aiming for 25% of that total on fast days? 425 or 450 is low.

Also just wondering if there has been any weight loss despite it being early days? I must remember to jump on the scales first thing tomorrow. All my thoughts are on breakfast normally or getting the boys ready.

foofooyeah Mon 22-Jul-13 16:10:42

Hi there, I started last week and managed the 2 fast days. I am on my third fast day today and its actually been pretty easy. Always do it on days I am at work as less temptation then and too busy to worry. Have only just thought about food and its gone 4 oclock,

Need to rein back a bit more on the non fast days though

BeckyBrandon Mon 22-Jul-13 15:21:38

I've been way under my TDEE on NFD and now I think I've done it allllllllll wrong. I might go and ask them on the bigger thread <wimpy>

Bluecatfabric Mon 22-Jul-13 14:45:41

I don't know how much I eat on NFD as I have never calorie counted but for the next week I am going to stick to 2000. First FD today and had a boiled egg and cucumber for lunch. Going to have chicken breast and broccoli for dinner. I am ok for now. Who else is today and how are you doing?

BeckyBrandon Mon 22-Jul-13 14:08:35

I'm going to fast tomorrow, because I will be working and after work will still be busy, so hopefully that will help.

I got some miso soup today so will take that to work in case I get peckish.

Fasting is no fun, you're doing well whoja, Keep going!

Can I ask the amount of calories people have on NFD? Or is that rude? blush

Whojamaflip Mon 22-Jul-13 12:58:58

Second fast today and I really don't want to confused

anyway so far I have had a leek and potato cuppa soup (116 cals) and 3 slices of ham (33cals)

supper will prob be salad and salmon.

Anyone else fasting today?

BeckyBrandon Sat 20-Jul-13 13:51:46

Morning smile

Thanks barbie smile

I had a light frappuchino from starbucks today. Was only 110cals, and it tasted like a normal one. Was a nice treat.

Good luck to anyone fasting today smile

formicadinosaur Sat 20-Jul-13 11:25:33

Managed to watch the eat fast and live longer documentary this morn and its motivating

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 22:29:41

Possibly Monday Becky and blue cat. Sunday we are with lunching with friends and i expect there will lots if lovely food about. 600 is only a bit over isn't it. Just reading he book now and it talks about distracting yourself. I had a quiet day at home today but maybe I should fast on busier days?

Interesting to hear about fitness Barbie. I'm jogging about 3 miles at the moment but need to get back to my usual 6. Then some more.

Bluecatfabric Fri 19-Jul-13 22:07:16

Well done everyone that has fasted. I am going to try missing breakfast as I find that easy and save most until evening so I can sleep. Doing Monday and Wed next week.

Barbie1 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:06:32

I'm hoping to get to 8 and a half stone which is my target. However I used to exercise a lot, and I haven't been so I know my progress will be slower.

I did lose about 3kg in a month once the weight started to shift.

I haven't got that much to lose so its going to be slower now anyway.

becky 600 cals in nothing, so don't beat yourself up. Most people on the 5:2 thread gradually reduced the calories intake until they got to 500 cals.

I have to start training next week, even though is so very hot and humid I will force myself down into the gym and cross train and strength train. I will also do 4:3 for the next few weeks.

I just hope the scales don't go up when they finally arrive, oh how I miss my stuff!

BeckyBrandon Fri 19-Jul-13 21:10:15

I went over today as well ormicadinosaur, by almost 100 cals. I'm dissapointed because I literally JUST did it. Moment of weakness. Oh well. 600 cals isn't too bad is it.

Next fast day will be sunday. Are you doing it then as well?

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 20:55:45

Becky I must have mozzarella, ham and tomato next fast. Sounds scrummy.

Barbie what are you hoping to be by the time you can weigh yourself? Don't really have a short term goal at the moment but am interested to see how slowly/quickly things shift.

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 20:50:52

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BeckyBrandon Fri 19-Jul-13 09:05:30

Well done whoja! Proud of you!!

Yep I'm fasting today. I'm bypassing breakfast and saving my cals for lunch and dinner. Having low fat mozzarella and tomato salad with a slice of parma ham. For dinner I'm having chicken and veg with a teaspoon of bbq sauce. All the remaining calls will go on coffee grin

What's everyone else having? smile

Barbie1 Fri 19-Jul-13 01:06:30

Oh and mars ice cream is pretty low in cals considering how yummy they are wink

Barbie1 Fri 19-Jul-13 01:05:10

I'm fasting today...

For those of you getting disheartened about the lack of weight loss please bare with it. It took at least three weeks and 6 fast for the scales to move (other than up and and down the same few lb's)

Once it started moving it did so pretty quickly.

I am waiting for all our stuff to arrive here, I only have 8 suitcases worth of stuff. I have no scales so can't weigh for at least another few weeks, I doubt very much I could work nor understand a korean set of scales!

formicadinosaur Thu 18-Jul-13 22:52:52

Well done guys. I'm hoping to fast tomorrow. Anyone else?

Whojamaflip Thu 18-Jul-13 22:45:49

Feeling really proud of ,myself today - first fast and ended on 493 cals!

hope I can sleep tho - starting to get a little peckish - roll on breakfast!

tempted to weigh myself but am going to stay strong and avoid the scales for at least a week grin

well done to everyone who fasted today and good luck to those going for it tomorrow.

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