Wednesday, 17 April 2013

5:2 Decisions

First of all, I won’t bore you with posting about this every week from now on.
Secondly, I will continue with trying to do a full 24 hours, or as close as I can, at least once a week, and twice a week when I can.  I definitely find that it is easier that way for me, and having read the relevant parts of Michael Mosley’s book again, I think there are advantages.

Thirdly, in spite of what some people are telling me, I cannot find anywhere in the book that says you should eat more calories than normal on the other 5 days.  People in a trial that was reported were asked to, but later on it says that many people actually settle down to eating about 95% of what they had before and it doesn’t say that’s bad.  I am planning on having two fasting days, three good days and two not even going to think about it days
Fourthly, I know my biggest problem is that I am not burning off my calories because I get so little exercise. I can’t afford to join a gym, and finding time for a regular slot is a problem when you are trying to live three people’s lives instead of just one, as regards, appointments, needs to get out of the house, etc.  But I am going to try and walk locally much more, just for the sake of it, so not carrying shopping and so on.  Honest.
Fifthly I am doing this for the health benefits and the weight loss, while it would be welcome, is secondary to doing something about what would seem to be all the typical signs of a woman with too much fat round her vital organs.

When I feel like telling you anything else I will, but don’t hold your breath!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Three little maids from school

Get the diet report over with first.  Two good fasting days, yesterday and last Saturday.  Stopped eating at 7.00 pm the night before, nothing until 7.00 pm the following evening, then 490 calories for dinner and late breakfast the next day.  Changes in previous measurements and weight nil.  Changes in fat content up .2%.  Am I disheartened, yes I flippin' am.

Anyway, today was a lovely day as two school friends came to visit.  We had coffee here then went to see mum and had lunch with her, so hubby could have a bit of peace, then back here for a cuppa before they wended their various ways homeward.  Just lovely. 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

5:2 Fifth week

Only managed to fast once this week.  Went all day, had usual fish veg and apple and rice pud, 490 calories.  Today I am 10st 4 lbs  42(!):35:39 and 37.1% fat.  So a slight reduction in fat which is good and an even more unbalanced set of measurements, none of which are any less and an increase in weight.  According to the thing that came with my fat measurer the healthy limit is 36% so I am pleased that has gone down but fed up about all the rest of it.