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So the journey has begun
08 Feb 2014, 08:39

So the journey has begun

by viktory on 08 Feb 2014, 08:39

I'm fat. Not big, heavy, chubby or jolly. Fat. FAT. Carrying too much weight, mostly around the middle. According to a popular newspaper I am going to keel over any minute now of a heart attack, breast cancer or something else equally unpleasant. I've dieted. Lots. Once I dieted down to 9 stone. I looked fabulous. For what felt like 10 minutes. Now I am middle aged and fat. I also have high cholesterol and a parent with diabetes. So I've decided to take the slow and steady path and after years of yo yo dieting try the 5:2 diet.

I weighed 14 stone 10 at my fattest. I lost 7lb of that on a standard diet at the start of the year (yes, yes, I was one of those people that started a new year diet, how terribly predictable). Then I fell off the diet fell onto the weight. Last weigh in (before today) was 14 stone 4lb. So on Feb 3rd I started the 5:2 diet. I fasted Monday (no breakfast, 200 cal salad for lunch, some fruit and a piece of fish for dinner). I went over the 500 cals slightly but managed to get through the day, go to the gym and do 30 minutes cardio without dying. So I've carried on. Fasted again on Friday (skipped breakfast, had half a can of tomato soup for lunch and a 300 cal, high protein low carb dinner). Hungry at bed time but I survived - and slept very well.

Weighed myself this morning and I am down to 14 stone 1lb. Hmmmm. So now I'm thinking perhaps the planned thickly buttered crumpets are a bad idea and I'd be better off with some Shreddies? There might be something in this 5:2 malarky.

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