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So far I've (more or less) stuck to this for 3.5 months; that's at least 3 months longer than any conventional diet I've ever been on. Hooray for 5:2.
I think the fact that I don't feel as bloated and my stomach feels like its gone down and the clothes that were a little tight before are'nt now, I'm really not thinking about weight in this as much as how good I feel, so lets raise a glass (of fruit tea!) to the 5:2 lifestyle.........
Four years ago, I lost 30 pounds counting calories and gained 20 back. I found counting not sustainable in the long run. The only thing that saved me from putting even more was not having my fat clothes. The goal is to wear the size small/medium, and not wear, or fit into, the medium/large.
At 62, losing weight is more difficult than it was 20 years ago. But the scales are going down.
My goal is sustainable weight loss, keeping my weight in the healthy range. I want to keep the food cravings under control. The book suggests that 5:2 should/could improve health. I don't have issues now and keeping my body going is important.
My DH has a vending business and has a garage full of chocolate bars, chips, pop. I guess that would be sweets, crisps and sodas in other parts of the world. So the treats are always available. A big goal...
My sweet craving killer is Healthries Be Charged tea, which is ginseng with blackcurrant and vanilla. It's only 2 calories and feels like I'm having a real treat. It's nice to feel like I have a tool to help me.
I'm also making an effort to do my 10 000 steps a day. On occasion this has resulted in me walking and run up and down my bathroom to get those last elusive steps. I also walk the dog for a couple of miles each day and I was thrilled that I wasn't stopped from...