Hi forum users
I’m not a regular forum user but this place was invaluable to me in the early weeks. Some users always encouraged us to post updates form time to time, so here I am, hoping someone benefits from me sharing. I really want to encourage others on a similar misson.
This is my 23rd week. With trepidation, I switched from Fast 800 to 5:2 in week 9 and I’ve tried to stick to that regime ever since. I feared it wouldn’t work but it did! Some weeks I’ve lost as much as 5lbs (whoosh effect I guess). In total, I’ve now lost 4st 5lb (61lb or 28kg). I have between 1 and 2 st still to go, depending on what that looks and feels like. I am so pleased and have little fear of relapse, throwing old clothes away with gay abandon! I’ve never felt confident of weight loss like this before.
I owe real gratitude to alliecat and californiagirl for their realistic and encouraging advice. They also got me motivated to read ‘Why we get fat’, and they were right, I’ll never think of food in the same way again. Reading that book also filled me with righteous anger, because the messages and evidence in the book isn’t widely promoted by national health agencies who still peddle the old, mainly useless, advice. It has become a bit of a soapbox for me, and I share the message whenever I can.
Like users advised me to, I’ve monitored my body and adapted the range of WoL eating techniques to find a comfort zone where I can sustain losses. The principles work for nearly all of us but the specifics we need find for ourselves.
Best wishes everyone,