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8 Weeks and 16 lbs Down

by fancyfinch on 16 Oct 2017, 16:56

Ending my eighth week in this way of eating, and I'm delighted by my results! 16.4 lbs lost (which makes for a total of 25.8 lbs lost since last christmas!) and only 21.4 lbs to go to my goal. Nearly halfway there (more than halfway, if we're counting my pre-5:2 progress)! :grin: This coming week feels promising, as the scale 24 hours ago read almost 2 pounds lighter -- maybe I ate 2 pounds of food yesterday? lolol :lol: And yet I feel thinner than I did yesterday, so go figure!

Which leads me to believe that I should also be using the measuring tape more often. I've heard stories of many others who find that one stalls while the other drops. I don't want to give up weighing. It's an amazing reminder every morning to renew my focus and efforts, no matter what it actually does.

I confess, these past few weeks have been difficult for me. My monthly hormone cycle re-started my overeating habit, but thankfully I got back on track before I could do real damage. Onwards and downwards!

Lessons learned these past 2 weeks:
-If you fall off get right back on... like, right now!
-I can see the effects of my eating 2 days later (which is why my weight was low saturday and sunday morning -- after fasting thursday and friday --but higher this morning -- after eating TDEE sat and sun).
-Which begs the question whether I should permanently move my weekly progress weigh-in (currently on mondays) to sunday instead, so I can see the lower numbers? Or is this just artificially deflating the numbers??? :razz:
Last edited by fancyfinch on 16 Oct 2017, 16:58, edited 1 time in total.

1/1/2017 Weight: 183.2 lbs
5:2 Starting Point (8/21/2017): 173.8 lbs
Current Weight: 161.8 lbs
Full Goal: 136.0 lbs
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