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Dinner was pretty boring, just steamed veg with some cheese sauce. Total lack of planning. I must make more effort with the planning or I'll be in trouble. I rarely plan dinner until just before & I don't think I can afford to do that now.
I was ready an article today by someone who isn't a 5:2 fan. he wrote about starving yourself to the point of near collapse & not being able to concentrate. I wonder if he has actually tried it as I didn't feel like that at all.
I'm pleased with my first day & I'd like each fast day to be as easy.
Finally took the plunge and started the 5:2 diet this past Monday. I've been lugging along a lot of extra weight for a few years already but I've just been burned out with dieting. This plan actually sounds doable and I am excited to see it in action. Here it goes!
Starting Weight: 99 kg.
Interim Goal: 90 kg
Long Term Goal: 68 kg
The first two days I prepared myself mentally. I ate consciously until I was satisfied but not stuffed. That meant stopping after 4 slices of whole wheat bread, though normally I can just keep going and going, eating over half a loaf at a time. It meant eating a few slices of pizza but forgoing the warm chocolate souffle at a family party on Tuesday night.
I woke up on Wednesday, my first scheduled fast day, mildly hungry, but I think it was really more psychological. I had a coffee with 2 oz 1% milk (31 calories) around 9:00 am and a small red bell pepper (23) around 11:00 am.
After that I fasted and didn't even realize...
Progress note: Total loss since June 17th is -29 lb. Christmas Challenge here I come!
And SallyO for their support) meant that today I have not only said 'No thank you' to ice-cream, home-baked lemon cake, chocolate brownies and sausage rolls (with very golden looking flaky pastry) but also had a black coffee instead of the glass of Pimms I was offered.
Yes, yes, the halo is sickening.
It was National Open Gardens Day so I pootled around several beautiful gardens where lots of home-baked goodies were on sale. I put money in the charity collection boxes but didn't put any of the goodies (and, believe me, they did look good) in my mouth.
I came home and carried on fasting until 8pm when I ate a salad of beetroot, avocado, tomatoes, salad leaves, peppers, mangetout, broad beans and prawns. Came in under 500 cals. I got a carb kick from the beetroot and broad beans, some healthy oils from the avocado and protein from the prawns. Kept away from refined sugars/starches which seem to be my nemesis....
The group arrived at the pick-up point early, so after more Babybel and a boiled egg, I found myself in a tea shop with an older lady and we treated ourselves to a piece of coffee and walnut gateau (wonder why it did not occur to us to share?)
I think this counts as social eating, which I do not do often, so although cake = Sugar and flour (don't care about the fat) which I generally avoid, I did not stress about it.
This morning I was 3 pounds lighter. Therefore cake is diet food. No, rubbish of course it isn't. What this illustrates is that my body does not do instant feedback, so I don't panic if I plateau or gain, as I did last week.
I don't believe in calories in, calories out so I have a different paradigm to keep me motivated....