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Balloon or Bust
I'm one of those people who every few years or so takes their eye off the ball and puts on a few too many pounds. In the past it has not taken me long to shift the weight, but this time (and I think being peri menopausal has something to do with it), the usual calorie counting an upping the exercise etc has not worked.
I have been aware for some time of the 5:2 diet, and have great respect for Dr Michael Mosley. Some people I know have used this method to lose weight and without exception have been successful. I know though that like all "diets" there is no guarantee it will work for everyone, but it appeals to me and will give it a good go. I have done my research, drawn up a list of meals for fast days so bring it on.
Having said that I'm not expecting great success this first week, as notwithstanding being a bit naughty on my feed days, I am also having one of what I call my "balloon weeks". For no rhyme nor reason these happen occasionally and I bloat up quite considerably, putting on a few pounds and a few inches round my waist. I've got a right pot belly on me at the mo, so unless I deflate in time for the first weigh in and measure tomorrow, it's not looking good. However I know that I will deflate at some stage over the next week or so,so I will take whatever tomorrow brings firmly on the chin.
Waist - 31 ins Target - 27-28 ins
Hips - 40 ins Target - 37 ins
Right thigh - 23 ins - Target - 21.75 ins (to match the other leg )
Left thigh - 21.75 ins
9 stone 11.4 pounds Target - 8 stone 10/11
32.2% (according to my Salter scales) Target 27%