Grace...decided to post here instead of the very limited comments sections.
I can't say enough good things about fasting! I have a VERY close relationship with food, so didn't know if I could do it or not. But I love it!
The 5:2 plan calls for fasting 2 days a week - not in conjunction. During fast days women are allowed 500 cals. I tend to want more once I start eating, so I choose to abstain from food all day until dinner around 6pm. I have coffee and water only prior to that meal. You can eat anything as long as it comes in at 500 or less calories.
I found I start tummy grumbling about 10:30am, but it goes away in an hour or so and from then on I haven't felt hungry at all. The first Fast Day, I had a 400 cal meal and saved a 100 cal EAS Protein shake to sip on in the later evening. I was totally satisfied. My second fast day, I saved out 100 cals again, but didn't even need it.
I feel so good on fast days, no heavy, bloated feeling like I often have with regular eating. I haven't seen any results on the scale, but I sure feel better. I even notice I haven't eaten as much on regular eating days. This week I fast Monday and Friday.
I'm excited to see how things stand after a few weeks.
Hi Nancy! So glad to have you join in here, and yes, it's been awfully quiet but it just takes a couple to be active.
I have nearly 20 lbs to lose... originally lost 50 but regained the 20. I have gotten off-track with exercise but the plan still includes 3 weekly strength training. I also aim to do Pilates 3 times a week, and walking (both indoor and out) 2 or 3 times a week, and swimming for as long as the pool temps allow. I will probably start hiking again this coming month, and hope to get one in a week.
Hi GRACE.....I don't know if there is anyone else still active on this team or not. But WE can do it!!!! I've lived in Florence about 4 years and we love it here. We're desert rats at heart I guess. I go to the Copper Basin YMCA for water aerobics - usually 3 x week and get in more water fitness at our 55+ community pool several more days a week. I signed up for the Team goal of strength training with weights 3x week......our water aerobics class includes 35 mins of cardio, 20 mins of reps with weighted buoys ( I think that qualifies at strength training with weights) and then 5 mins of stretches and relaxation.
I'm hoping that as the weight comes off I can be more active in other things as well, and now that our temps are coming down my hubby and I hope to walk around the block each evening. He's waiting for a knee replacement, so he's not doing MUCH walking.
What sorts of things do you do for exercise? It sounds like you are very close to goal. Good job. Nancy
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