When I first started this WOL, my BMI was slightly above 25 and in the overweight range. Now, my BMI is just over 24 (sometimes dropping to below 24 on fasting days) and in the healthy range, albeit at the top end of the healthy range. However, my body fat percentage is very low at 12.88%, and is actually at the bottom of the healthy range for that. That means that it would not be a good idea for me to continue to lose yet more weight over and above what I have already lost, especially now that I am managing to consistently maintain a healthy BMI.
I came into this WOL with a weight of 12 stone and with that, I calculated that my ideal weight should be around 11 and a half stone or just below that. Because of that, I would be looking to maintain a weight from now on which is less than 11 and a half stone, without going below 11 stone at any of my official weekly weigh-ins. I have come very close to 11 stone on one of my fasting days and I am aware that this means that my weight could still drop to below 11 stone on one or two of those occasions. To me though, that doesn't really matter as long as I can keep my weight at my weekly official weigh-ins to between 11 stone and 11 and a half stone.
As part of that process, I will now be moving away from 5:2 and onto 6:1 as this should help to remove a lot of the stress from the situation (which is very important since my blood pressure is still running quite high). I will be doing that by continuing to weigh myself daily and then adjusting my calorie intake accordingly on the next day (if that is a feeding day) if there has been a big weight gain. This morning's weigh-in results have shown that I can do that quite successfully, and that I can then lose any regained weight as a result with that tactic. With that, I know that I am capable of dealing with 6:1, and am looking forward to putting that in practice.
My fasting day will continue to be on a Monday which is always important since weekends don't normally bear well for me on this WOL, and the fasting day on a Monday will help me to get that out of my system. However, I will no longer be fasting on a Thursday (although that might still end up being a reduced calorie feeding day, depending on how things pan out with my daily weigh-ins). That then leads me on to the purpose of this post, which will be to continue the journal that I started under the Progress Diaries and Journals section of this forum, where I had been reporting my weight loss journey on a weekly basis until now.
Just as with my other thread in there, this will be only only thread in this section of the forum and it will continue to take the same format. That means that I will continue to report on my highest and lowest weights of each week as before, along with the weekly changes in my weight, waist size and body fat content. The only difference is that this will all be reported as a reply to this thread on each week, instead of on that other above mentioned thread and as usual, you will always be able to get more details of my progress in my daily bog entries.
And so, the first such summary in this section of the forum shows that I have lost two pounds since this time last week along with 0.1 inches from my waist size. My current weight is 72.8kg (11 stone 6 inches) and my current waist size is 30.9 inches. My lowest weight of last week was the 70.8kg which I recorded on Friday, and the highest weight of the week was the 73.8kg which I recorded last Monday. That is a difference of 3.0kg overall, between my highest and lowest weights of the week.