Feast or Famine

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.

Drinks and drugs

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.Evian

By the time I returned home I was very hungry and VERY grumpy.  So I had 60g Cheddar to keep me going while our fish and veggies cooked.Some Cheddar

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.Red Snapper and veg

I was within target.

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium
Berrocca – Vitamin 1 tablet 5 0 0 0 0 16
Berocca – Mixed Berries Flavour  1 tablet 5 0 0 0 0 40
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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
  483 15 25 50 3 527
Totals 493 15 25 50 3 583

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!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Feast or Famine

  1. Sarah says:

    I know what you mean Zoe – I’ve never been any good at moderation – all or nothing for me….so I shall indeed wish you luck and hope you’re better than me….xxx

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