Weight plunged overnight from 100.0kg to 99.4kg, after my latest fast day, so I got my next mini bottle of champagne tonight for passing another 5kg mark. On Sunday it will be exactly 1 year since I decided to try to lose weight by reducing food intake, initially by eating 1200 calories a day, and then more recently through the fast 5:2 diet. I also lost a lot of weight in an unplanned severe illness over Christmas and New Year (cold went really bad), when I could barely eat anything for many weeks - not exactly the best circumstances to lose weight in, but it was a bit of a bonus for me! A year ago I weighed 120kg, and am now under 100kg. 1kg = 2.2 pounds so nearing 3.5 stones lost so far. No exercise involved. Body Mass Index has dropped from nearly 44 to just over 36. Fat % plunging massively. Still a long way to go, but good progress. And it's staying off, as I hoped it would, now that the daily steroids that are keeping me alive but also cause huge weight gain are at a much lower level than they were for many years. I'm at 10mg steroids now, and unlikely to drop much below that, but at least I'm starting to lose the weight, and keep it off. I have cerebral vasculitis, since 1994, when I first fell ill at age 22.
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