I've been here for nearly 4 years, fasting since March 2013. I lost about 20 pounds in about 10 months, and have for the most part kept it off. Even after all these years of not being overweight, I am still marveling at the power of fasting. And I still usually smile at myself in the mirror...
I did 5:2 for the weight loss, and try to do 6:1 now. I'm not disciplined enough. Even though I don't gain weight when not fasting, I really want to keep it up for the other, unproven benefits. Keeping dementia at bay is one, as it seems to run in my family.
I'm glad to see people hanging in here, as I think this forum is a great fasting aid. (Talking to YOU, @Carieoates