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I did end up getting a protein bar at 1am because I could not sleep, had a headach and jumpy legs. Not sure if this was a bad habit returning as I worked nights for so long and 1 am was "lunchtime" and for a couple of years after I went to days I still got hungry at 1am. We will see next week if this is a problem or a one time thing.
Felt pretty good today and was able to run/walk and move around without problems.
It's a feast day so I feasted on four M&S Irish potato farls. At 100 cals each they're not exactly health food but I could count them as breakfast and lunch, right?
I know we're not 'meant' to count calories on Feast Days, but I can't be completely uncontrolled or I would eat the whole packet - and open another one. They're very moreish.
And, basically, they are flour and potato - all refined carbs so my blood sugar will be rollercoasting!
Anyway, am using the blog as a journal to note down what I've eaten and to slow down the process of scoffing more. Off for a walk now, will buy the papers and sit in the sun somewhere to read them.
Hope you all have nice days planned.
EDIT: Uh-oh, well that didn't go to plan. Went for a walk. Bought a double scoop ice-cream - delicious. Sat in the sun and read the Sunday papers. Then did a shop and - stupidly - bought marked down iced buns and meringues. Ate 3 iced buns (150 cals apiece)...
Now 3 months in, very happy I did this. Did ADF to take any element of choice away and to eat more basically. Had a bit of a slow start until OH pointed out a pound = 3600 cals and I was only really restricting that amount of cals a week, so it was going to be slow.
Lost a pound every week since except for last week, which was fine as lost 2 the week before. I've taken up more exercise and generally feel very well. I did have headaches to start with but sorting out my general diet has meant I have to think now if it is a fast day. The first month and weirdly week 10 were hard but otherwise this is so much easier for me than daily calorie restriction as I do love my food and cooking, both in volume! ...
I've been a daily drinker for the last 10 years or so. So I really thought I would struggle with 2 days off for 5:2, but its been easy. One of the reasons I enjoy liquid fasting, is that having no meal means I don't get the open-a-bottle trigger. But I don't want to cut out drinking on my feed days. So I'm working hard on my eating plan, to make sure I eat really well, and can have some wine, within TDEE. So far so good.
And 16:8 really helps with this - I open my window around 11ish, so I have wine with my dinner, then the cork goes back in the bottle.
So I'm not even contemplating a dry January, but I'm happy that I'm going to be able to enjoy a civilised drink at the end of the day, without sabotaging myself.
(why do I detest people who begin a sentence with So, but I've happily just done it above ?)