Monday = Fast Day. Monday also appeared to be the day to cancel all my trains so instead of catching the 6:56 I was on the 7:40 today, which was delayed so I got to work an hour later then usual. Not the best start to the week.
To compound my bad start I felt dreadful this morning; completely bunged up so I walked to work via Boots chemist and bought some Berocca to give me a vitamin and mineral boost plus some energy and some Sudafed to relieve my blocked sinus and nose. I also bought a bottle of water as I feel very thirsty at the moment. Then I nipped in to pod to get a black coffee. Having taken sufficient medication and stimulants from the double dose of caffeine I ventured in to the office.
My strategy today was to fast all day and have a normal meal this evening. Another bottle of water for lunch and I took another Berocca which is against the advice on the packet but the vitamins are water soluble so I would lose most of them.
Lara joined me on my fast today which was kind of her to be so supportive. We had 1 and a half fillets of the red snapper Harvey chose on Saturday. We cooked it wrapped in a foil parcel, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked in the oven at 180 ° C for 25 minutes. Plus tenderstem broccoli, green beans and 4 small new potatoes. The fish was fantastic and I am amazed at how low calorie it is. I am definitely adding a lot more white fish to my diet from now on.
I was within target.
|Berrocca – Vitamin 1 tablet||5||0||0||0||0||16|
|Berocca – Mixed Berries Flavour 1 tablet||5||0||0||0||0||40|
|Boiled New Potatoes , 60 g||40||12||0||1||1||10|
|Red Snapper, 5.25 oz||165||0||4||30||0||144|
|Tenderstem Broccoli, 80 g||30||1||1||4||1||0|
|Green Beans, 24 g||6||1||0||0||1||0|
|Cheese – Cheddar, 60 g||242||1||20||15||0||373|
So I stuck to my fast again, even though I found today extremely difficult. I was motivated to stick to it because of my feasting over the weekend. I know the 5:2 book says to fast twice a week and then eat what you like for 5 days, but I over-eat when I am given free reign. I seem to be either feast or famine. So this week I am working on moderation, which is definitely not my inclination. Wish me luck!