You've most likely heard about the 5/2 weight loss regime, but if not you can read about it here.
I watched the original Michael Mosely programme on TV last year, and thought that I "might give it a go" at some time in the dim and distant future. In the mean time I've heard about several people I know who have tried it, and it seems to be working for them. Then, last friday, my friend Janice, who hadn't mentioned anything about it, suddenly announced on Facebook that her trousers nearly fell down in Tesco. Now, I'm really not interested in seeing her with her trousers down, just in case you are getting the wrong idea, but merely the fact that she is losing weight (following the 5/2 regime) sufficiently quickly to make it happen made something click inside my head. That dim and distant future time had arrived.
The timing isn't wonderful, we are off on holiday on Friday, and I'm not interested in fasting on holiday, so my official start date is Monday 1st July, but I decided that this week I would have a practice run, to see how I cope. Today is my first fast day. Watch this space and I'll be back tomorrow morning to let you know how I get on.