So… I’m doing it again. And a bit like when I started Lesamy it’s partly by accident. With Lesamy I started out wanting to get fit so I wouldn’t get out of breath easily and ended up weighing myself to see if I’d lost any weight. This time I started doing some walks in the evenings, largely to get me out of the house and because I thought the exercise would help my mood, and give me time to think. That was about a week ago and I noticed that I’d started to lose weight.
What I’d realised though is that I want to do something a bit more sustainable, also something where I’m not necessarily exercising every day. That tends to make me tired which leads to a certain weariness which doesn’t help the motivation. So I’ve decided to do Intermittent Fasting, specifically the 5:2 version – which means you fast for 2 days a week and eat what you like the rest. “Fasting” means 600 calories, which is low but I can do that for a day if I know I can eat what I like the next day.
I will keep up the exercise but I’ll have at least two days off, probably the fasting days but not necessarily. It’s tempting to make Mondays both a fast and exercise day since it should help me weigh-in a little lower. But we’ll see.
Anyway, here’s my first week’s numbers – and yes they’re good, and yes I know if you do anything after not bothering for a while you tend to lose a good bit at first.
Lost so far: 3.4lbs
Average Weekly Loss: 3.4lbs
Weight: 279.8lbs (20st)
Created by MyFitnessPal – Nutrition Facts For Foods