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Starting weight 14st 13lbs
BMI 37

Trying the 5:2 way of eating for six weeks to see if it will work for me. Started on Monday (always a Monday!) and successfully fasted without it being too dreadful. I had three eggs, scrambled at 3pm and a cup of tea with a splash of milk after work at 1030pm.
My Thursday fast was identical, but was more of a challenge as everyone at work was offering me chocolates. Need to work on having excuses at the ready to refuse food!
On non fast days my TDEE is 1900, but I have naturally been coming in at 1700-1800 without depriving myself.
Let's see what Mondays weigh in brings.
Sounds good! I think "no thank you" should be fine about the chocolates!
Welcome @Cupcakes it sounds as though you are off to a good start. You will find lots of friendly advice and support on these pages. i look forward to reading how you are doing on Monday.
So first weeks weigh in and I'm now 14st 10lbs have lost 3lbs. I'm relieved as I had eaten way over my TDEE on Saturday and Sunday.
Fast days this week will be Wednesday and Saturday to coincide with work.
Another fast day today, feeling very hungry. Have been having lots of hot water and two cups of black coffee. Looking forward to my soup and crusty roll at 3pm, should fill me up! Then at least I will have work to distract me until 10pm. Just need to avoid the offers of snacks at work.
Argh, almost made it! Hunger got the better of me unfortunately and I had two sandwiches after work- should've gone to bed! Ah well, will do better on Saturdays fast.
Another fast day today, must be honest and say that I'm finding fasting difficult. This will be my fourth fast so hopefully it will get easier. Been up since 7am, having black coffee and water until late lunch (230pm) l will have a weight watchers frozen meal. Then work 4-10pm and will have a wee snack with cup of tea when I get home. That's the plan anyway, will try my best!
Hi Cupcake,
Sorry you are struggling a bit, I found the first few weeks a bit of a challenge but now I don't find it hard at all. What made the difference for me was finding something I really liked to drink for almost no calories - I drink about 3 litres of carbonated spring water on a fast day plus a couple of mugs of veg stock with chili paste and turmeric. I hope you find something you like, I think that's what cracks it....Lots of luck
Cupcake wrote: Argh, almost made it! Hunger got the better of me unfortunately and I had two sandwiches after work- should've gone to bed! Ah well, will do better on Saturdays fast.



Three steps forward and one step back, is still 2 steps forward.
Oops! - forgot to mention chopped lemon lime and mint leaves in the water and sometimes grated ginger
Thanks for the support guys! I'm hanging in there today, but definately need to plan better for the next fast as it's not been pleasant today. I think it's due to having my period! Sorry if it's too much information but my body is not pleased with me! Lol!
Yes, planning can be very important; later, when you've been doing this for at least a few months, you'll have found your rhythm and won't need to plan so much. Early days, you must have a plan or when those hungries hit, watch out! :shock:
So, the last week I have found fasting very difficult and only managed one full day and two where I gave up at dinner time BUT I weighed in this morning at 14st 7! That's 6lbs lost in 2 and half weeks, not bad!
So, new weigh day is Friday and I'm motivated to succeed. Going to stick to protein based food on fast days and have a low cal hot drink just before bed.
You may want to experiment a bit with how you are distributing fast day eating. Some people do great with one meal, but others distribute it a bit. I am a distributor. :grin: A few pistachio nuts and a tiny (really tiny) piece of cheese with coffee mid morning, broth-type soup late lunch, and a bit of fish or chicken and a large salad for early dinner --with lots of sparkling water and black coffee and tea usually work really well for me on fast days. :wink: Also, if you haven't measured and recorded your beginning measurements (and taken a photo), do so right away. Sometimes the scale doesn't budge, but the measurements do, and that is just the encouragement we need. Good luck :clover:
bordergirl wrote: You may want to experiment a bit with how you are distributing fast day eating. Some people do great with one meal, but others distribute it a bit. I am a distributor. :grin: A few pistachio nuts and a tiny (really tiny) piece of cheese with coffee mid morning, broth-type soup late lunch, and a bit of fish or chicken and a large salad for early dinner --with lots of sparkling water and black coffee and tea usually work really well for me on fast days. :wink: Also, if you haven't measured and recorded your beginning measurements (and taken a photo), do so right away. Sometimes the scale doesn't budge, but the measurements do, and that is just the encouragement we need. Good luck :clover:


I think that might be the answer to make it easier for me. I have been nibbling on carrot sticks throughout lunch time and will have an omelette later on. I'm going to have an apple for desert to keep me going until bedtime. Should come in well below 500cals. It's much tougher than I thought it would be though, after the initial excitement and optimism of the first week. Don't know if I could live like this for two days a week- forever.
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