NOVELIC
500-999 SparkPoints 694
SparkPoints
 
Photos



See this image larger
April 2011, 14 months into weight loss



See this image larger
Me in early May 2010, after 17 pounds lost.


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Valentine
From:
BRENDA_G50
go to goodies page
Sunshine
From:
CRYSTAL8488
go to goodies page
Thank You Card
From:
CD6675752
Awards

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
 
Interact with NOVELIC
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


It's better to try than not try. So I'm taking my health initiative more seriously without having goals so big they can never be reached. I'm fifty, an empty-nester, and an avid reader. I used to have so many sparkpeople friends, and most, if not all, aren't here any more.

My husband and I started using 5:2 intermittent fasting in April. So far, I have lost ten pounds, and he has lost thirty. I have not been as diligent about sticking to 500 calories on the fasting days (we're doing MWF, three days instead of two), but have ended up eating 750-1000 three days a week, which is more manageable.

We do not "eat whatever we want" on non-fasting days; rather, we stick to smaller portions and only occasionally have alcohol or small desserts. I try to stay under my SP calorie plan those non-fasting four days a week when possible, and I'm walking several mornings a week. Together, we're modifying our past eating habits and feel much better as a result. You know one of the best outcomes? We know we're eating salad for dinner three nights a week and I don't have to come up with a meal. That's liberating.


Member Since: 1/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 19,589

My Goals:
My long-long term goal is to reach the 170s.


My Program:
We're trying a variation on intermittent fasting. Three days a week, we're eating much lower calorie counts (under 900) and I don't eat any meat those days, either. The other days, we're still mindful (I try to stay under 1600), but we eat normal meals and might go out and might have a cocktail a couple of times a week. It's not true fasting, but it's a way to reduce intake without being miserable all week long.



Personal Information:
We started the fourth season of Orange is the New Black. It's a great show.


Other Information:




Read More About NOVELIC - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 14)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
SparkTeams
My Ticker:
 current weight: 233.0 
233
217.25
201.5
185.75
170
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
Member Comments (45):  123Next >Last >>