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I'm fasting today after a nice weekend, over TDEE but not too bad and Mr LJ and I did manage a walk along the beach with Gemma the dog on Saturday. The wind nearly blew us away and we definately burnt off twice as many calories on the way back as we did on the way out - in case you are worrying about my virtuous performance we did have a Fish Supper after the walk - what's that you say? Did we only go to the beach so that we could go to that chip shop? How dare you....
Many thanks to Susbut65 for your kind comments, I've given a little reply on your blog.
Have a great day all
I actually put 1lb back on last week and yes.... I know this is not the end of the world!! However it could have been the beginning of the slippery slope!
Last week I think I was in celebration mode with completing the dryathlon, I was also half hearted about my fast days, and I had every excuses in the book of why I should not exercise!!
So this morning I reluctantly put my extra lb back on my tracker, then I started looking around and spotted the valentines challenge that I signed up for! which made me realize I only need to loose 2lbs this week to hit that target!! So watch this space 5:2ers I will reach my target and complete my 2nd challenge of 2014!!
And now I have also joined the Easter challenge THE LARD HAS TO GO!
I am feeling so much better for being on here ...
A recap on me, in case anyone else reads this. I have been borderline overweight since puberty, with some notable exceptions. I had not dieted since early adulthood but when I retired from paid work, I started putting on more weight. I came across a short article on 5:2 in a magazine, I decided it was something I could do, and I did. I lost on average about half a kg a week, and reached my arbitrary goal after 36 weeks, having lost 18kg to reach a BMI of 21-22. That is now over 3 years ago. I seemed to lose the weight very easily at that time. I followed the basic 5:2 but did make some other changes to my diet - reducing pasta, rice, bread, fruit. My basic diet has always been quite healthy - I already ate a lot of vegetables and not much processed food, but chocolate is a weakness as well as binge eating in the evening. My other major challenge is...
lunch: chips with garlic mayo, kebab and vanilla milkshake
Total: 2000 cals
I give to a 4/10 although I always know my Sundays are a disaster