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Venetian-British hybrid; world-travelling, word-writing, game-playing, SciFi-loving, food-cooking geek.


Last year I lost weight mostly by being careful about what I ate, especially once I discovered the 5:2 Fast Diet. I discovered that I really, really enjoy fasting!

As with life, I take a logical, proactive approach to my health; I've never been one to become overly emotional about things (with the exception of certain films and wildlife documentaries).

The way I look at life is that if there is a problem, then find a solution... don't whine about it!

If we want something badly enough, we'll always find a way; if all we can do is complain, and cry unfairness, we're not not committed to making a change. Life can seem unfair but it's up to us to make the most of what we have at our disposal, and live the best life we can, right? It's a waste to sit around whining!

Last year, exercise was difficult because of several injuries - I really don't recommend falling part-way down a mountain in order to get a wake-up call - but I persevered with diet, and it's now second nature. I'm actually quite proud of the fact that I have no problem fasting while I'm developing, cooking, and writing about recipes. Go my inherent stubbornness!

June 2016:
It's been just over a year and a half since falling down that mountain, and although I am not 100%, I am pretty much recovered, which means...

... it's time for some thrilling heroics.


Member Since: 1/4/2016

My Goals:
To be fit again
To have fewer migraines
To get rid of IBS issues
To be able to sleep for more than two hours at a time
To be as slim as I was when I was during my 40s
To be able to hike my local mountain trails

My Program:
5:2 fasting
Resistance bands/strength training
Pilates to rebuild my core strength

Personal Information:
I'm a writer, which enables me to live all over the world, wherever I choose.

I generally change countries three times a year but if I fall in love with a place, I'll return.

As of June 2016, I'm living in Serbia's capital city - Belgrade.

To date, I've lived in 49 places around the world in 52 years. I've travelled all of my life, and have never lived anywhere longer than five years. I'm not ready to settle down yet!

Other Information:
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” - Michaelangelo

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    Hiya Gok, nice to hear from you. I think we all have to be solely responsible for our own eating, and I have been all the way, it is just my own weakness lately, wanting to join him in evening snacks when he asks me.

    I would love to do joint health trainer sessions with him, but the times they do them meant that I had to go to their office to get weighed once a month, when I was doing on my own,because it is all through weekdays daytime, so I can't make them because of work, but I will, naturally be supporting him all the way. I hope we can get a few little walks in. xx

    1755 days ago
    Thank you for the strawberry and Kaylee thoughts.

    I hope you continue to recover quicker than expected.

    1836 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Are there two teams devoted to 5:2 dieting? I'm easing my way in and looking for like minds. I may shift to other versions but the general idea is the same to me.
    1837 days ago
  • v AMYJO1967
    emoticon for taking time to read and comment on my blog post! The response has been overwhelming. I am so thankful for this site and the support and tools that can be found here! Life changing! emoticon
    1844 days ago
    Thanks sweetie! Back atcha!
    1867 days ago
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