Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 27 Apr 2017, 02:25



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 463 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 24  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 16:40 
Offline
Starting in the Sixth
Starting in the Sixth
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2828
Location: in a world of her own
Just starting up the new thread...

I've just had a few weeks of trying 4:3 but it doesn't seem to work for me - first week not too bad but headachey on the second day of each of the two following weeks though the third day OK - as no further weight loss, am reverting to 5:2 this week so that there is more than a single day between fast days.

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 16:50 
Offline
Lamenting the amount of work
Lamenting the amount of work
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2931
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
That's interesting abbey, that the weight loss is no different. I tend to fluctuate between the two, depending on commitments. I originally moved to 4:3 because I liked the pattern of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, with the weekends clear to eat. But that was when I was unencumbered by other things going on or other people to consider.

I must say, the longer I continue, the more I appreciate more than one day between fast days! Like you it's been around a year now. I think we started mid-March, just after we got to the CR.

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - 'O brave new world, That has such people in't...'


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 17:22 
Offline
Starting in the Sixth
Starting in the Sixth
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2828
Location: in a world of her own
I normally reckon Mon and Thurs, which fit with most weeks, though it's nice that one can be flexible when something crops up on one of those days.

I did indeed start in March last year too - you are right - joined the FastDay 5:2 site on 11 March 2013

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 20:33 
Offline
Lamenting the amount of work
Lamenting the amount of work
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2931
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
You're just a week ahead of me abbey....Maybe we should go out for a celebratory meal :wink:

I've just been browsing the 5:2 Diet Forum and I think this is a really useful post for those just setting out on the journey.

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - 'O brave new world, That has such people in't...'


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 23:07 
Offline
Annoying a Sixth Former
Annoying a Sixth Former
User avatar

Joined: 28 Feb 2004, 17:47
Posts: 600
Location: Wakefield
I'm getting back on the wagon of the 5:2 again after a couple of months when everything went to pot. Weight-wise, now, I'm almost craving getting back on to my fast days. I've got myself prepared with some small pots of fruit salad and some low calorie meals. I'm going to try to not eat until my evening meal as once I start eating, that's when the cravings sometimes set in. Fingers crossed for my fast day tomorrow.

_________________
Life is a voyage homeward bound
So long, and thanks for all the fish
There's always a bigger fish...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 23:16 
Offline
Starting in the Sixth
Starting in the Sixth
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2828
Location: in a world of her own
I'll be fasting tomorrow too, Amanda - black coffee, veg. oxo and peppermint tea - and loads of water - until about 6 p.m. We can do this!

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2014, 11:48 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 20 Sep 2004, 18:32
Posts: 899
Location: Peebles
Good luck with your fasts today, Amanda and Ruth!

_________________
The Chalet School has done it again!

My website - Joyful Jewellery

Joyful Jewellery on Facebook

[url=http://joyful-jewellery.myshopify.com/blogs/news/79806723-christmas-2015New blog post 28th November[/url]


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2014, 12:17 
Offline
Starting in the Sixth
Starting in the Sixth
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2828
Location: in a world of her own
Thanks Jo!

I've been fretting until about 20 minutes ago because my internet wasn't working - went through all the checks with equipment here...but seemed OK - but no evident problems - even more annoyed because it meant I couldn't see any of the curling until - thankfully the last end, which has given the women the bronze. Hence I have't had time to feel hungry!!

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2014, 11:38 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7755
Location: Manchester
Apparently this diet has reached the upper echelons of the British Government :lol: - according to an article in the paper this morning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is now on it.

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2014, 09:48 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 20 Sep 2004, 18:32
Posts: 899
Location: Peebles
My second fast day was a success, and I managed to stick to 500 calories. I'm going to be able to do this!

Of course, I feel a bit like eating everything in the kitchen that isn't nailed down, but that doesn't matter much.

_________________
The Chalet School has done it again!

My website - Joyful Jewellery

Joyful Jewellery on Facebook

[url=http://joyful-jewellery.myshopify.com/blogs/news/79806723-christmas-2015New blog post 28th November[/url]


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2014, 11:00 
Offline
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward

Joined: 22 Feb 2008, 18:42
Posts: 1066
Location: Perthshire
Well done Joey. My experience was that after the first couple of weeks my appetite was actually a bit suppressed, and it felt a wee bit odd to be eating normally the day after a fast day (although I made the effort :) ), so it might be the same for you.

I also find keeping a food and exercise diary incredibly useful, and I'm still doing it. I know that's sort of the opposite to how Cestina does it but I think it just goes to show that you have to find the way that's right for you.

Good luck for next week and enjoy the weekend :)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2014, 10:00 
Offline
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward

Joined: 22 Feb 2008, 18:42
Posts: 1066
Location: Perthshire
Is it a fast day, Joey? Good luck if so....


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2014, 10:58 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 20 Sep 2004, 18:32
Posts: 899
Location: Peebles
Yes, my third fast day! Thank you, JS.

I lost 3lb last week, but I have no expectation that it'll continue at that rate - I know it will be slow and steady!

_________________
The Chalet School has done it again!

My website - Joyful Jewellery

Joyful Jewellery on Facebook

[url=http://joyful-jewellery.myshopify.com/blogs/news/79806723-christmas-2015New blog post 28th November[/url]


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2014, 11:10 
Offline
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward

Joined: 22 Feb 2008, 18:42
Posts: 1066
Location: Perthshire
Nice to get a wee starting boost, though, isn't it?

Good luck today - I'm doing my 'maintenance' fast as well today so am keeping you company.

*sends positive hunger-busting vibes south*


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2014, 18:01 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 20 Sep 2004, 18:32
Posts: 899
Location: Peebles
Yes, the starting boost is very nice. Thank you for the vibes, too!

I haven't been feeling 100% today. SLOC has been fighting off a bug for the last couple of days so I hope I'm fighting it off, too! So today has been a sort of semi-fast day. I'll probably finish the day at about 1000 calories. This week that works better for me than fasting on another day instead of today. I am currently crossing my fingers for two proper fast days next week!

_________________
The Chalet School has done it again!

My website - Joyful Jewellery

Joyful Jewellery on Facebook

[url=http://joyful-jewellery.myshopify.com/blogs/news/79806723-christmas-2015New blog post 28th November[/url]


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 02 Mar 2014, 23:44 
Offline
Battling with Matey
Battling with Matey
User avatar

Joined: 10 Apr 2009, 14:36
Posts: 198
Location: Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
I have to take back what I said last time I posted - I weighed myself at the weekend and I've lost just over 2kg! For the last week or so I've managed to keep some control over what I eat on normal days and I think/hope that will make a difference. Fasting today, time for another cup of green tea...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2014, 00:02 
Offline
Lamenting the amount of work
Lamenting the amount of work
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2931
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
Excellent Joanne! I'm about due a weigh, sometime next week I think if I can get to the scales in Boots the Chemist.

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - 'O brave new world, That has such people in't...'


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2014, 12:37 
Offline
Starting in the Sixth
Starting in the Sixth
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2828
Location: in a world of her own
I'm stuck again at the moment, about half a stone heavier than I'd like to be. :evil: Though that's still a lot better than 2-and-a-half stones heavier than I want to be!

Maybe I'd better try 4:3 again this week in case it breaks the pattern...

Fasting today, anyway, nearly time for my 'lunch' of a veg oxo!

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2014, 12:38 
Offline
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward
Donating it to the Childrens' Ward

Joined: 22 Feb 2008, 18:42
Posts: 1066
Location: Perthshire
Sending positive vibes to Abbeybufo and big congrats to Joanne.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy Eating Support Group #4
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2014, 13:07 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 20 Sep 2004, 18:32
Posts: 899
Location: Peebles
Well done, Joanne, that's fabulous!

Good luck to those who are fasting today.

It's my fifth fast day tomorrow...

My mum has very kindly offered to give £50 to the local food bank and £50 to a charity of my choice once I've done a whole month of fasting. I was already motivated, but this is an extra boost!

_________________
The Chalet School has done it again!

My website - Joyful Jewellery

Joyful Jewellery on Facebook

[url=http://joyful-jewellery.myshopify.com/blogs/news/79806723-christmas-2015New blog post 28th November[/url]


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 463 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 24  Next

Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 27 Apr 2017, 02:25

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group