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Intermittent Fasting Week 19

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Well, well, well. Itís been a little while since I posted about my weight loss and health journey, hasnít it.

It has been 19 weeks since I started the 5:2 diet. Iíve not done the best I could but Iíve still lost about 14 lbs (1 stone or just over 6 kilos). My target remains 185 lbs (13 stone 3 lbs or about 84 kilos) but first I want to get under the magic 200 lbs mark. I reckon if I behave myself this week and next week I should be able to do it! After my second fast day of the week I weighed in a 203 lbs so it is definitely doable.

Fasting obviously went well. Iíd added a few pounds over my birthday and itís taken me a couple of weeks to knock them back off again. So onwards and upwards!

Last Sunday I also ran the British 10k London Run. It was 30 degress by the time I crossed the line in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 8 seconds. Most certainly not my best time ever (by some 4 or so minutes) but I felt good to get through it.

Tomorrow, myself and Lucy along with some 10,000(ish) other runners will be taking part in the National Lottery Olympic Park Run. Itís 5 miles around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Itís going to be brilliant. And thankfully not as hot as last week!

Until then!

Have a look at the original blog here. theshakeshaft.wordpress.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEDDYPEDDY 7/30/2013 1:48AM

    Impressed by your progress and it is inspiring to read about how you are working with the 5:2 diet. emoticon

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/21/2013 10:13PM

    Congrats on your runs and your weight loss so far! I'm approaching 10 weeks into 5:2 and I am loving it so far. I've lost more weight, but as you know I calorie restrict on other days as well. I am really looking forward to reaching my goal weight and maintaining through 5:2.

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/21/2013 8:50PM

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MERRY_XMAS 7/21/2013 5:13AM

    You are doing great!!! Keep it up!!!


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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2013 3:50AM

    woo hoo! Have fun on your runs :o)

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DSJB9999 7/20/2013 3:05PM

    emoticon on your progess Steve, you are doing really really well!

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GARDENQE2 7/20/2013 12:33PM

    Hi, Steve!

Congratulations on your progress!

I have just returned from my annual visit with my son and his family. Last summer, I was concerned about his health and I encouraged him to try Sparkpeople, Livestrong, or something similsr. Like many people, he found it hard to face the idea of watching his diet for many, many years ahead.

He found Michael Mosley, and began alternate day fasting. This year, he weighs 100 lbs. less and like you is running 10k races, along with his two teen-aged sons. His wife has lost 70 lbs, and she and their daughter swim competitively and run 5k charity events.

After returning home, I started the alternate day fast. I find it very easy to "be good" one day at a time, and I finally broke through my long-term plateau!
Best wishes on your continued progress!
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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/20/2013 9:09AM

    Not for this race but I think the entry fee goes into the National Lottery fund that acts as a charity. I will be raising money for a different race though but I can't speak of it here (it's against community guidelines)

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JACKSGRAN 7/20/2013 9:05AM

    WooHoo! Well done. Are you running for a charity?

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