18th Fast Day

I’ve been dreading this fast day for the past few days, I think the novelty of the diet is wearing off and I’m getting a bit bored of it but I need to push through. Not so much that I would stop, I don’t really start and stop things especially because it’s working but I really needed to motivate myself to do it today. Saying that I found it particularly easy today which is weird because I was so not into it, I just tended to not feel hungry which was lucky really.

Lunch: Potato Waffle and Spaghetti Hoops – 214 calories
Dinner: Chinese, garlic & honey chicken and noodles – 280 calories
Snack: Shape yogurt – 53 calories
Total: 547 calories

Okay so I did go over my calories today, which is a bit disappointing. The noodles were more calories than I realised and I didn’t have time to go out and get lower calorie ones. I could have done without the yogurt but I really needed something sweet so I just couldn’t help it. But I guess 50 calories more isn’t the end of the world.

17th Fast Day

I’ve been so busy today I’ve hardly had time to think about food. Although in the few times I had nothing to do, I have been hungry. I’ve lost another 3 pounds, so now we’re up to 12 pounds! I love the progress I’m making and how I have figured out how I can eat a few meals a day without going too much over 500 calories because I do constantly crave food. I don’t think I’ll ever not be hungry at all but I can live with that.

Lunch: Thins with chicken and cucumber – 150 calories
Snack: 2 satsumas – 40 calories
Snack: Apple crumble shape yogurt – 53 calories (!!!)
Dinner: Haddock with a herby crust and salad – 200 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 503 calories

I had my normal lunch at around 12pm, the satsumas pretty much straight after, I found out the crumble shape yogurts are only 53 calories which is great, and I had one of those at 4.30pm, then dinner at around 6.30pm, I switched cod to haddock and at only 100 calories a piece, it was amazing. Another yogurt at around 8.30pm and thats it. I did feel hungry after and had to fight the urge to want something else but you know it’s always a struggle in the evening.

15th & 16th Fast Days

Sorry really haven’t been on the ball this week!
I did my 15th fast day Sunday because I had a committed week so thats the only day I could do. It wasn’t particularly eventful, I cooked meals that are staples for me now, and it then went pretty much without much fuss

Lunch: Thins with cucumber and chicken – 150 calories
Snack: Toffee Crisp Biscuit Bar – 99 calories
Dinner: Spicy prawns and rice – 250 calories
Total: 499 calories

Now today is my 16th fast day, and I’m at home again, weigh in is tomorrow and I’ve managed to lose another 7 inches off my body (I know right WHAT?!) I don’t know how I’ve managed this in 3 weeks but sure enough another couple of inches off my waist and around an inch everywhere else but my arms. Crazy. I’m a little scared to get on the scales because I have overindulged a couple of days in the last week, I had a cheerleading competition where all day I ate crap and Monday I went Wetherspoons and had a pulled pork burger and chips! I’ve been so bad haha! So I had a half fasting day Tuesday where I fasted all day and only had around 250 calories and then had pancakes because of course I couldn’t miss out on pancake day, by the end of the day I had about 900 calories so still a lot less than a normal day! So hopefully this has counteracted my badness.

Anyways today has gone like this:

Lunch: Thins with crab sticks and cucumber – 140 calories
Snack: 2 satsumas – 40 calories
Dinner: Chinese prawns and noodles – 250 calories
http://www.allaboutyou.com/food/recipefinder/prawns-in-a-garlicky-sauce-recipe-10730
Snack: Activia Yogurt – 70 calories
Total: 500 calories

My dinner was Chinese New Year inspired and I used different noodles, and added some honey to the sauce hence why mine was more calories than the recipe says! I do recommend it, it was really yummy! Really managed to stay on my calorie target this week which is great, next fast day is Monday so I finally get a bit of time off!

14th Fast Day

Today worked out quite well because I had a lecture between 11am-1pm anyway, so I just didn’t eat before that, then I went food shopping, which I know sounds like the worst thing to do on a fast day but I always do my weekly shop on a Friday and it doesn’t bother me too much. So I didn’t eat much lunch till about 2.30pm and although this didn’t fill me up as much as it has in the past, it still was substantial for this afternoon and I didn’t start to feel hungry again till about 5.30ish, it was a bit of a struggle at this point but not as bad as other fast days,  but now it was time to wash my hair etc so I didn’t actually eat dinner till around 7pm. My omelette was great and reaaaally filling which is important because I was feeling super hungry beforehand. The yogurt at the end of the day was more for a sweet fix because I really crave something sweet at the end of a fast day!

Lunch: Spaghetti Hoops & Toast – 210 calories
Dinner: Cheese & Tomato Omelette – 200 calories
http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/09/52-diet-fast-days-feast-days-weekly-meal-plan-and-a-low-calorie-breakfast-omelette-recipe.html

This is the recipe I based my omelette on but I did mine slightly differently because of what I had to hand and I wanted a larger omelette for fewer calories so I added a couple of eggs without the yolk.
1 large egg – 98 calories
2 medium egg whites – 30 calories
Tomatoes – 10 calories
2 tbsp parmasan – 44 calories
1/2 small onion – 15 calories

Snack: Shape yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 470 calories

 

13th Fast Day

On Saturday I actually did an extra fast day just because I kind of got through most of the day without much food and thought I might as well! So 3 fast days last week, I was kind of finding I quite enjoyed them. And then comes today. For the first time I felt really unmotivated, hungry and I have been fantasising about food all day. Maybe doing the extra day was too much?

Snack: Shape yogurt – 60 calories
Lunch: Thins with chicken and cucumber – 150 calories
Snack: Satsuma – 20 calories
Dinner: Vegetable curry with rice – 250 calories
Total: 480 calories

So I caved early and had a yogurt at 11am then at 1pm I had my sandwich which I really enjoyed and I felt a little happier after that. Then I had to make the cookie dough for a bake sale I said I would provide for tomorrow because I wanted the dough to chill overnight, this was agony because all I wanted to do was eat all the cookie dough, but I managed to stay on track because they won’t be cooked until tomorrow so I’ll have some of the dough before I put them in the oven! I had cheerleading practice tonight which is why I generally avoid Tuesday as a fast day but I couldn’t get around it this week, so I had a satsuma before I went at 5pm, I then didn’t get back till 8pm when I had my dinner which was nice and filling. So I guess my day didn’t go too badly, but I am really ready for tomorrow!

12th Fast Day

Today was a good day for me I got up early to do my uni work at 7.30am, I did my work solidly till around 11.45pm where I had my first snack, which was a banana, which I only had as I was going to a Zumba class and I felt I needed the energy! That was all I had till around 3.30pm where I had my sandwich and then dinner at 7.30pm and a yogurt at 9.30pm.

Snack: Banana – 90 calories
Lunch: Kingsmill Sandwich thins, with a little chicken and cucumber – 150 calories
Dinner: Spicy Prawns and rice – 200 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 500 calories

I apologise that my fasting days are all getting a bit similar and a bit boring I suppose. Whilst I’m at uni I don’t do very exciting meals, when I’m at home I do seem to have more of a variety. But I guess it shows you can do this diet on a budget, and it really does save you money! Plus really do look out for the lower calorie rice and pasta because it makes such a different to the calories in your meals if you find a lower calorie one. I’m back to not feeling as hungry again which is such a relief because I did think I might find it hard if it carried on as it was where I was soon hungry. Shows that you just have to stick at it.

11th Fast Day

Sorry this is so late, this is from my fast day Monday, but it didn’t post for some reason! So, I weighed myself on Friday, and I’ve lost another 5 pounds, 9 pounds in total! Really happy with my progress! On the down side, today has been the hardest day yet, I’ve felt so hungry all day I’ve hardly been able to stand it, but I have got through it, it’s important not to give up, however hard it gets.

Lunch: Spaghetti Hoops – 110 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Dinner: Sweet Potato Chilli and Rice – 260 calories
Snack: Coco Pops Cereal Bar – 83 calories
Total: 513 calories

I drove back to uni and I was starving so I had some spaghetti hoops at around 11.30am, then a yogurt pretty much straight afterwards. I then wasn’t too hungry till I had dinner at around 6pm, Morrisons basmati rice is really low in calories so I was able to have some with my chilli. This again was really filling just like last time, and I had frozen this portion and it seemed better than the first time! Then at around 7.45pm I had my last snack, a coco pops cereal bar, which are surprising low in calories, and really satisfied my sugar craving. So it hasn’t been the best of days but I know it’s working so hopefully I’ll get back to finding fast days a little easier soon.