Blimey, I needed this fast day. I consumed about a week’s worth of calories on Monday thanks to my overwhelming tendency to reach for the comfort food when I’m feeling down. And it DID make me feel better – for a few hours. After that, my body started to tell me in no uncertain terms how it felt about being stuffed so full of food and booze. So, it was a relief on Tuesday to be fasting again and today has been a spontaneous semi-fast too – it’s 4.45pm and all I’ve had is a mini muffin and two cups of coffee. I’m sure I’ll make up for it later!
5:2 menu for 26th February
Lunch – 138 calories
Marks & Spencer Beetroot and Cherry Tomato Side Salad – 1 pack: 75 calories
John West Tuna Chunks In Spring Water – 56g (drained): 63 calories
Dinner – 293 calories
Waitrose Cabbage & Bacon – 225g: 137 calories
Pork Loin Steaks, Fat Removed – 125g: 140 calories
Mushrooms – 4 medium: 16 calories
Total: 431 calories
I also had my usual couple of Nespressos and some elderflower cordial with sparkling water.
Call me a coward but I didn’t dare step on the scales this morning. What with one dinner out, one takeaway and one day of eating everything in sight in a vain attempt to cheer myself up, I’m taking a wild guess that I won’t have lost anything this week. Seeing the evidence of all my overindulgence on the scales would just hurl me deeper into the pit of despair, so I’m doing myself a favour and giving the weigh-in a miss this week. I promise I’ll do it next week and be honest whatever the result!
How often do you weigh yourself? Once a week or more/less often? Have you ever had a gain on 5:2? Let me know!