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I'm glad your first two weeks went so well. I hope you're not terribly disappointed if your weight loss starts to slow down. Most people average about a pound a week on just 5:2, maybe a bit less than that. Since you don't have a very great deal to lose, I do expect your weight loss will probably slow down a little bit soon. Don't be too disappointed. It's still a really sustainable way to lose weight.
Sassy1 - I'm sure you can catch some of the commercials on youtube. I didn't see too many of them last night.
I'm Sandi, a teacher in Columbus, GA. I'll be 50 in May. I am only 5'2" and currently weigh about 130 pounds, but I have a small frame and I've had 6 kids, aged 23 down to 10. My arms and legs look thin, but all my weight is in my belly. So I basically feel like I look like an apple with toothpick arms and legs. My pants don't like to button and I'm very self-conscious. At my last endocrinologist appt I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and started medication. I also have a strong family history of diabetes and high blood pressure.
I have no patience at all and want to see quick results. I also love to eat and right now I want to eat my keyboard. I gain and lose the same 4 pounds over and over and over again.
Looking forward with a lot of curiosity to see if this new venture works.
I have battled thyroid issues as well, although my thyroid appears to have been beaten into submission lately.
Well best of luck on starting 5:2. It's not the fastest program, but I think it's one you can really stick with. I've been doing it for four years now and I'm 70 pounds lighter, which is great.
The trick is to be careful on regular days and *not* eat everything you want to eat. If you are hypothyroid, then you understand that this means your metabolism is slow and you unfortunately can't eat as much as someone else who is the same size as you are. With such a family history of diabetes, as well as an apple shape, then it might be to your benefit to reduce carbs as much as you possibly can. My endocrinologist recommends keeping them between 50 and 100g per day for weight loss, but yours may have different recommendations for you (I'm 5'6" and 200lbs, with an hourglass shape and healthy blood sugars, so I may be allowed more than you are allowed).
So if you really want ASAP, then you might want to consider the Blood Sugar Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley (the MD who popularized 5:2). It reduces carbs and calories, and people have been reporting the weight falling off very quickly and very dramatically. It was designed for people who are diabetic or prediabetic, so that might be interesting to you This post might be interesting for you: progress-f4/hazelnut-s-8-week-blood-sugar-diet-musings-t15135.html
Best of luck!
It IS quiet here though there are moments of busy-ness. Cblasz and Tracieknits are doing a great job responding to many posts and the new members Zesty and wakki have been contributing quite a bit. A number of others are posting when they can, but overall there is not much activity,
I will respond to your new topic thread, but it is now very late at night and I need to go to bed!