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My official 'weigh in' is done on a Saturday morning on my Wii. But I must admit to a sneaky mounting of the bathroom scales in between times, although I do try to resist!
The first week I lost 5lb and I didn't find it difficult. My non fasting days are usually around 17-1800 cals and I try not to think about it too much. The only thing I have given up, is alcohol, we used to have wine every day while I prepared the dinner . My husband still indulges, but on a Tuesday and Thursday; my fasting days, he does as I do and this includes only having 500 'Ish cals.
I purposely chose Tuesday and Thursday as my fasting days because I am usually busy playing golf.
So far my fasting day foods have included the Hairy...
But a strange thing has happened: I was sitting in the sun, waiting for hub, who is a keen photographer. I was down by the Menai Straight on Anglesey, admiring the view, when hub appears and starts photographing me. Normally, this makes me very shirty, but...... he took several photos and I just sat there smiling. Even for me, the results looked good!
Ok, I can see where I need to lose more weight, but I asked to come back to the same seat in October, when I'm hopefully at target (but still not 'slim') and repeat the experiment.
Am I going mad?
(One other thing; there's a fabulous pizzeria there, too, overlooking the water, so maybe we could pop along for a pizza too! Now, that would be a treat!)
Over the weekend even if I had my race I gained quite a bit of weight as I predicted. Unfortunately it seems I overeat during my feed days and therefore the sacrifices during the 2 fast days have little impact. It is still true that I have lost 0.900g so far, but probably should have lost more given the level of activity done, especially on Saturday when I run 57.8Km. So today I started to really look at my TDEE and trying to understand what I really need to eat. I have checked various sites and even if you enter almost the same info (they all ask for the same info) the results are slightly different. What I don't get is since my days are not all the same, should I calculate my TDEE every day (well you do it once and have the 2 TDEE) and therefore eat based on that result or always eat my TDEE regardless of my type of day? I say so because when I enter a typical training day it tells me to eat between 2650 and 2750 calories, instead...