Just a quick post to fill you in on what I’ve been doing lately.
As most of you know by now, I’ve given up on the Fast Diet for now. I gave it a good go for seven months, but it just wasn’t working for me. I wasn’t losing weight and fasting eventually began to feel like punishment. I couldn’t see the point of carrying on – after all, isn’t it the definition of stupidity to keep doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results? I’m sure it was Einstein or someone equally clever who said that.
So, I had a couple of weeks where I just ate what I wanted, including 4 days in London which included 2 days at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, during which we were plied with free gourmet food and drink practically 24 hours a day. Needless to say I put on a fair few pounds over those two weeks and last Monday, decided that something had to be done.
I didn’t want to go back to fasting again, so instead I went back to old faithful My Fitness Pal, asked it to calculate how many calories I needed if I wanted to lose 1.5lbs a week. The answer was a scarily low 1290, but I’ve managed to stick to that so far (and still have a glass or two of wine in the evenings!) so I’m pretty pleased with myself. I also resolved to go for at least one long walk a day, and convince my other half to come too. We’ve both been good about that too, walking on average just over 10,000 steps a day – around 5 miles.
The result of all this hard work? I’ve lost a pound a day. Yep, you heard right – ONE POUND A DAY! That’s way more than I ever lost doing the Fast Diet.
I don’t really know what this means. I’m loathe to say I’ve found the solution for me because bodies are funny things, and weight can fluctuate for no apparent reason sometimes. But I will be very, very happy if I can keep losing weight on this (surprisingly manageable) regime.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!