Well, that’s week one down and dusted for the 5:2 diet. Well, it was actually 4:3 but hey, who’s counting?
I discovered something on fast day one, which was Monday: my normal work day is pretty fasty even without being on the 5:2. The only difference is whether I have a proper dinner or not. I usually have a small breakfast made up of 45g of cereal and coffee. Then I’ll have yoghurt and some fruit for lunch. Dinner is whatever M cooks up. So when I’m “fasting” I have 2 eggs for brekky, baked beans & rice crackers or yoghurt for lunch and some soup-type thing for dinner. Voila.
The other thing I discovered is that its actually calorie cycling. I had my first run in with calorie cycling when I was doing the calorie-controlled diet thing in 2009 and I plateaued, so I spent a few weeks shuffling around how many calories I had on different days, trying to kick-start the weightloss thing again. It’s essentially the 5:2 just on a less structured scale.
The only huge, huge mistake I made was waking up on Saturday morning and stuffing my face with crumpets and a big-ass cappuccino and THEN deciding to make it a fast day. That left exactly 60 calories for the rest of the day….Not a good plan. I went to circuit class at lunch time and by 3pm I was ravenous. I kept drinking endless cups of tea – green, black, rooibos, green with brown rice. I went through my whole goddamn tea collection trying to keep myself occupied and my mind off food. Fortunately my circuit class kicked my ass so I also spent a lot of time thinking about how much pain I
was am still in. Using the mouse hurts. Typing also hurts. Remind me never to go to a circuit class again.
I’ve got a post bubbling about my collar, I’ve got a fairly important chapter of my story to finish writing and I think I also need to go and lay down and curl up into a ball because I hurt EVERYWHERE. I’m hurting, hungry and cold…hey, whaddya know? It’s good research for my story. For some strange reason I also can’t stop listening to Diamonds by Rhianna. And I also need to watch True Blood…mmm nom nom….Eric. So many things to do and so little time.