04-24-2013, 05:17 AM
SW 3/1/13 =274.8
CW=267.4 down 3 since yesterday and equal to last week's low
Calories = 498
Net Carbs = 21g/17%
Sleep = 6:59 87% sinuses kept waking me up
Steps= 3657 only had it on for part of the day.
So yesterday was remarkably easy. It was my first "fast" day this week. I get about 100 calories in the morning from the Cod Liver Oil and the half and half in my coffee and tea, then use the rest of my calories when I get home from work. I did a great job of not nibbling while I was cooking, and did not go back and look for anything after dinner...I did think about it though. But I was not hungry, I just wanted something.
My weight dropped 3 pounds. I am shocked as it regularly goes up and down a pound or so a day but I have not had a shift that big in a very long time. Yesterday when I saw the number on the scale I was a tad bit disheartened because I saw I was gaining a pound a day on my up days over the weekend and last week I only lost a pound a day on my down days (I stayed the same on the moderate days). Which would mean that I would end up with a net gain every week since I have more up days than down. I was happily shocked to see a 3 pound loss this morning, knowing that it took me back to last week's low and I still have another down day this week.
Today will be a moderate day. I will keep up with my "work day" schedule as far as food is concerned but have a fattier dinner.
I really like the flexibility of having 2 down days that I can move around as needed.
On the 5:2 forum, they discovered that people who were doing 4:3 or ADF were not losing at a faster rate than those doing 5:2. No explanation though. The average was 1.1 pounds a week, the mean was 1.0 over the past 6 months. I will be thrilled with 4 to 5 pound loss consistently every month!
04-25-2013, 04:57 AM
SW 3/1/13 =274.8
CW=266 down another 1.4
Calories = 1301
Net Carbs = 78g/24%
Sleep = 5:50 91% went to bed late, but had 2 nice long stretches
Steps= 7761 7 flights of stairs
Well yesterday was a "moderate day" not up not down. It was supposed to be an up day. I just wasn't that hungry. I am still fasting on my work days, so on my non-fasting days (ie non-calorie controlled days) during the week I would have to eat all 2000 calories after 4:30. Now normally I would tell you that would be soooo easy for me. I have in fact done it, and more, many many times. But something about being "allowed" to eat to my body's needs and desires regardless of where that leads me, tends to keep me from doing that. My non-work non-calorie controlled days do tend to go higher, but not often all the way to the 2000 mark, and actually I am "supposed" to be hitting 2200.
So I hit a new low for this year and am shooting for 260, which I thick is last year's low, then 250 which is the low from the previous year and 2 pounds less than what I weighed when I gave birth to my children. I am feeling very confident that I will hit both of those in the next few months.
I am really enjoying doing the 5:2, I feel very good on my "fast" days, and I love feeling like I can eat like a "normal" person on non-fast days.
Not doing the treadmill this week. All that gardening this past weekend and then not taking the time to flush out my sinuses at the end of each day has caused me some issues with swollen sinuses and drainage, which means a stuffy nose, sore throat, and less than easy breathing.
04-25-2013, 06:06 AM
Hooray for new lows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First Paula, and now you. It won't be long and Karin and I will join you two and then we'll all be rocking this weight loss thing again
04-25-2013, 07:06 AM
04-25-2013, 07:25 AM
04-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Great that the new schedule is working so well for you. Good job.
04-26-2013, 04:47 AM
SW 3/1/13 =274.8
CW=265.4 down another .6
Calories = 484
Net Carbs = 18g/17%
Sleep = 7:15 95% had 2 nice long stretches and only 2 brief wakes up of less than 10 minutes each-which I don't remember
Steps= 5603 3 flights of stairs
My steps are soooo low, this sinus situation is really taking its toll on my desire to move. Hoping to get some really good sleep this weekend to knock it the rest of the way out.
Well, yes, I can say I am well pleased with this 5:2 way I have adjusted to my life. Just half a pound away from 10 pounds in 6 weeks. Heck, I was 273.2 on the 8th of April! That is 7 pounds in 2 weeks. And more of that this week than last! Of course I now have 4 "up days" in a row so that is going back up, but to me the weight that counts is the one after the second fast day, and that is the one I am going to take because I figure the gain is mostly water, and the losses are fat. That is my story and I am sticking to it!
Doing my 4 work days the same until dinner makes things very easy for me, and allows me the flexibility I need. If something comes up suddenly it does not wreck my day or my week. I didn't have that sense with the 4:3. Although I could have if I worked 3 non-consecutive days, because fasting and being at home do not go well together. At work if I get a bit weak willed it doesn't matter there is nothing there to eat unless I go out and get something-and of course by then I will have had a chance to talk myself out of it. I can easily sustain this for life-or at least until I retire, and hopefully by then it will be such a habit I won't have to be away from the house to be a successful faster.
It feels so good to be able to have days where I don't have to worry about what I eat, I do keep myself to mostly Primal -and certainly all whole foods and mostly homemade from scratch- on them, but that feels way more "normal" than having to restrict carbs and protein and chugging tablespoons of fat.
04-26-2013, 05:29 AM
This is totally, and completely, awesome. I love how this is fitting in with your life!!!!
04-26-2013, 08:23 AM
me too. I am actually shocked at how much difference it made in compliance to just do the 2 "fasting" days as opposed to doing 3, and in turn what a difference that has made in the weight loss. The month of March I was "doing" ADF (with the exception of the days I was away, so 10 days out of town) I went from 274 to 272 on April 1. The first week of April when I was floundering around trying to figure out how to get 3 fast days in, I went up to 273. So the 2 weeks I hit on this formula have really nailed it both in fitting into my life and in the numbers on the scale. Now I know it is going to slow down, but the trend is finally going in the right direction and I am cautiously optimistic.
04-26-2013, 09:05 AM
Hey, I found a really cool app if you have an iPhone. It is called Healthcare-tracks your weight using a trend line. It is from Havevalue, Ltd and is free.