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Johners51 New Member
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Hello, it's me

Postby Johners51 » 14 Jan 2013, 11:39

Hello all,

I have re-started my 5:2.
In September, I think the day after MM's programme, I started and kept it going for 6 weeks and lost some weight. I was then ill (not related to 5:2 I hasten to add). When better, I got into the Christmas spirit quite early and gained back the weight . After Christmas, thanks to a new diet fad called the NoroVirus (a fast diet & detox plan but God it makes you feel rough) I'm lighter than I was in November.

So, here goes on my second attempt and I'm determined to make it part of my life as I actually enjoy the fasting bit and the feeding even more.

I will need help though and thus I'm grateful that this forum exists and hope I can do my bit also.
Be well,

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carorees 5:2 for life!
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Location: Worcestershire
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Re: Hello, it's me

Postby carorees » 14 Jan 2013, 11:45

Hi John

Welcome back to the fold as it were! Sorry to hear you had to go through the dreaded norovirus. But glad you got some kind of benefit out of it!

I completely agree that the fasting can be enjoyable, principally perhaps because of the knowledge that on feed days there is no guilt!
Weight at start: 105 kg; dress size UK 20
Target, 65 kg, reached 15 May 2014 - 18 months after my first fast
Current weight: 64.4 kg; dress size UK 8-10
Maintenance weight range: 63-65 kg
My method: 8 months of 5:2, remainder and maintenance 16:8 + reduced carbs
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Johners51 New Member
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Location: Cambridge

Re: Hello, it's me

Postby Johners51 » 15 Jan 2013, 11:20

Thanks Caroline.
Be well,

Tracieknits 5:2 for life!
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Re: Hello, it's me

Postby Tracieknits » 15 Jan 2013, 13:31

LOL @ norovirus - sorry you were ill, but it's great you can keep your sense of humor :-) Welcome!
Battling a naughty thyroid. Started US size 22, currently US 16. I'm a big fan of slow and steady.

We all have struggles that are just NO FUN and even though fasting is easier than any other WOE I've been on, it doesn't mean it's effortless.

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