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Back on 5:2! :)

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2017, 17:15
by abs1005
Hello my name is Abi & ive been fasting on and off ever since the Horizon programme first aired. I've been at my lowest weights when I've stuck to the 5:2 way of eating 100% combined with exercise and felt great, then things get in the way & I fall off the wagon. I am a really bad emotional eater (sad, bored, tired, poorly, celebrating...I will always find an excuse to treat myself!!)

Anyway, after a few stints of trying SW and WW I've decided to get back to 5:2 with a vegence as I know that it's what works best for me. I'm currently at my heaviest weight and will be graduating next week in a dress 2 sizes bigger than when I started university so although I am really disappointed in myself, that's helping me feel motivated to crack on and see this through til I reach my target weight!

Current weight - 11st 13lbs
BMI - 28 (overweight)
Target weight - 9st 7lbs

It would be lovely to hear from anyone who wants to buddy up & motivate each other to keep going! My first fast day is planned for Monday ☺️

Re: Back on 5:2! :)

PostPosted: 05 Nov 2017, 21:18
by Sassy1
Welcome Abi, @abs1005!

It's not quite the same as a buddy, but do consider joining the Christmas Challenge where you will have a number of buddies supporting each other in the run up to Christmas. Setting smaller/interim goals for weight loss can be helpful too.

I understand your disappointment with yourself. Maybe now you have completed your degree and will be embarking on a new stage in your life, you may find the resolve to address your emotional eating. I have the same issue - as do many people who struggle to keep weight off - and finding a long term solution is not easy. I am always interested to discuss this issue!

Good luck and best wishes with your return to 5:2! :clover: :smile:

Re: Back on 5:2! :)

PostPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 22:40
by ADFnFuel
Yes! Please join the Christmas challenge. They're great fun and an excellent way to share progress and stay motivated.