23rd & 24th Fast Days

Sorry I’ve had a busy week as it is deadline week so I haven’t been posting on the actual day of the fast day! I did Monday and Wednesday this week and all I’ve felt all week is HUNGRY. I literally could eat all day, I don’t know why all of a sudden, but its driving me crazy.

I tried two new recipes this week, and they were both super nice.

On the Monday I had Prawn Thai Fried Rice
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2865686/thai-fried-rice-with-prawns-and-peas

And on Wednesday I had Moroccan Chicken Couscous
but I can’t seem to find where I got the recipe from, sorry!

I would recommend trying them out, the rest of my day was average on both days so I won’t go into the details of what I had as I can’t remember exactly. The fast days were my least hungry days, how odd. I hope I stop feeling so hungry soon!

22nd Fast Day

Today I went to uni and then drove home so not much time to be thinking about food! I had a couple of satsumas before the drive home at 1pm and then I waited until dinner at 5.30pm then had another snack at around 8pm. I didn’t feel hungry today at all, which was great!

Snack: 2 satsumas – 40 calories
Dinner: Numberetti and two slices of toast – 330 calories
Snack: Fruit & Grain Cereal bar – 125 calories
Total: 495 calories

Dinner was good, I love getting the little tins of spaghetti hoops and stuff so today was numberetti, one of your 5 a day only just over 100 calories and great with toast! Then I treated myself to a cereal bar at the end of the day, and its one of my favourites, a knock off from Asda of the Nutrigrain bars, felt like a really nice treat at the end of the day, maybe I’ll try and wait all day more often!

21st Fast Day

Today was a bit of an odd day because I had work between 5pm-8pm so I couldn’t eat at a normal time. Therefore I had no lunch and quite an early dinner. So I seemed to have a lot of snack.s I haven’t felt too hungry but I’m scared for weigh in Friday because I don’t know how much I would have lost.

Breakfast: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Snack: 2 satsumas – 40 calories
Dinner: Spaghetti hoops, potato waffle and a tiny slice of toast – 280 calories
Snack: Bourbon – 67 calories
Snack: Apple crumble yogurt – 53 calories
Total: 500 calories

I had my breakfast before I left for uni at around 11.30am I had my satsumas at around 1.30pm then I had dinner at 4.20pm and then at work they were giving out bourbons and I couldn’t resist (I have a weakness for biscuits) and then a yogurt when I got back at 8.30pm. But it is a good example of a day where you can have many things for not many calories. Managed to get dead on 500 today, which never seems to happen!
Next fast day is Thursday, not too sure I like this every other day thing but I just can’t seem to fit them in any other way at the moment.

20th Fast Day

My fast day was yesterday and I was up quite early so it was a struggle ti wait till lunchtime for food, also when I’m doing work at home I seem to want to snack a lot more so it was a lot of self control to stop myself from eating before lunchtime! I’ll have another weigh in at the end of this week which will be interesting. I don’t feel like I’ve lost that much more weight but you never know.

Lunch: Spaghetti Hoops and Potato Waffle – 225 calories
Snack: 1 Satsuma – 20 calories
Dinner: Haddock with a herby crust and salad – 200 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 505 calories

I had lunch around 1pm in the end, and then dinner around 6.30pm, I got quite hungry at 3ish so I had a satsuma and then had a yogurt after dinner at around 8ish. I found this is the best routine for the day timings wise, the longer I can wait till lunch the better but it really depends on my mood that day as to how long I can wait. I have noticed a real different in my clothes now, I look so much better because of the weight loss, I’m wondering if the weight loss will slow up a lot I’m getting nearer to my goal, that seems to be the case with the other people I’m doing the 5:2 with. But I’m not too bothered because it’s still months away till my holiday so I have plenty of time!

19th Fast Day

I did this fast day on Tuesday, it was okay, I had class at 10am and then again at 2pm I ate between these times and then dinner after my Legs, bums and tums class at 8pm, I really didn’t feel that hungry today. I might do an extra day or a half fast day this week because I’ve ate a lot this week. I didn’t feel too much dread for today but I do feel as if I’m just going through the motions a little.

Lunch: Thins – 150 calories
Dinner: Vegetable Curry with rice – 200 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 510 calories

I had the vegetable curry frozen from another time and it was just as good the second time around! I did struggle with Legs bums and tums a little because it needed some energy but I got through it!

I’m doing a half fast day today, I’m going to stick to around 600 calories but I’m going out tonight for a few drinks which will bring the calories up, hence why I can’t have a full fasting day! The plan is to have:

Breakfast: Nutrigrain Cereal Bar – 163 calories
Lunch: Thins with Alioli – 150 calories
Dinner: Spicy Prawns and rice – 250 calories
Snack: Shape Yogurt – 60 calories
Total: 623 calories

This is still a large deficit of calories compared to a normal day, I think I need to start being a bit more disciplined on my other days so my weight loss doesn’t slow up.

 

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.