Today was weigh in day on the 5:2 diet and to see my results click here. Today I was able to enjoy a free day of feeding. As a small experiment I thought I would track the calories that I consumed throughout the day, on a normal day. I didn’t exactly watch what I ate but on the same token I didn’t pig out either. I think I managed to get through to the end of my evening meal on about 1500 calories. I made sensible choices when I wanted to and when I wanted to scoff two packets of crisps back to back….. I did just that!
I had a meeting in the evening and had a few Quality Street and a glass of wine so I think I probably had about 1800 calories in total today. Not bad for a feeding day.
My husband, in an attempt to assist me with my efforts, came home with wine for me to try. For those of you who do not know me, I like a glass bottle of wine or three. So his suggest was that I try this….
I am fairly certain that the look on my face was enough to communicate to him how I felt about this. I am more confused as to why anyone sees the point in producing such a product. None the less I did think it worth a try as it may well help me in my quest. (What that should really read is “there was no other wine in the house and desperate measures made for a desperate call!”)
I drank the wine, which was presented like wine and looked like wine and was chilled like wine. It most certainly did not taste like wine. I cannot describe its taste to you. It was just wrong. Its a bit like eating extra light mayonnaise…. why would you? If you want it have it and have the real thing and enjoy it!
Today on the 5:2 diet it was actually a low calorie day in the end. So effectively that means I have had 3 low calorie days in a week rather than 2. The reason for this is that I decided that Monday would be a good low calorie day to stick to as I am bound to have over consumed over the weekend. Lets face it, what is the busiest day of the week in a gym? Monday. It’s that post weekend guilt that kicks in and motivates us to reign it in a bit. Nothing wrong with that, its a good mechanism for keeping control.
I managed to get through the day on little more than two cups of tea, a cuppa soup and a small chicken salad for dinner. Throughout the day I drank water and Diet Coke. (Please do not gasp in horror at the mention of diet Coke) If it works for you and gets you through, so be it. I wasn’t really bothered through the day and coped with the lack of calories quite well and wasn’t overly hungry. That is until it got to bed time. I ended up in bed at 9:30pm otherwise I was in danger of chewing on the worktop. With my first weigh in the following morning I had to keep strong.
This followed with a very restless night waking up numerous times and twice to go to the loo. Yesterday was my third low calorie day but the first time I noticed those all too common frequent trips to the loo when you first start a diet. I am fairly sure my hunger and need of the loo culminated in my broken nights sleep. That and possibly the can of Diet Coke at dinner time. Something to keep an eye on. For those of you who don’t know me, I LOVE MY SLEEP!