The 5:2 Diet: Mickey’s Journey (Week Three Part II)

Individual egg custard tart from Nash's Bakery...

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Saturday  25th August
Didn’t go to the gym this morning, but did do loads of house work which kept my mind off food.  Did not eat till late afternoon and considered having a fast day today. But gave in during the evening and ended up eating Morrison’s Southern fried chicken steaks and Morrison’s special fried chicken rice.  Very high on calories, but tasty and quick. 

Sunday 26th August
I had a rowing club taster session today.  It was fun. I am going to sign up for the rowing course in September.  It must be good exercise.  Family barbecue tonight at my house, so lots of food to prepare and lots of temptations!  I have made some Sangria with sugar free orangeade.

The BBQ went well despite the cold weather and the food was yummy.  Very difficult not to over indulge, so I did not have burgers, but did eat the belly pork rashers, (fat and all). What with millionaires cheesecake and trifle to follow I well exceeded my daily points allowance and used up 20 of my weekly points.  Oh well fast day tomorrow!

Monday 27th August
At home today so fasting will be difficult.  Started with coffee and yogurt.  I am going to eat very sparingly till evening.  I am drinking oxo to curb hunger pangs and have prepared a vegetable chilli for dinner tonight that will have less than 100 calories per portion.    It is no so difficult to ignore the need for food, until I go near the fridge.  Then I just want to stick my head in the fridge and just eat indiscriminately whether it is cooked or not.  Oh well I will sit on the bed and watch Sense and Sensibility.  Managed to keep to just over 520 calories today, so not too bad at all.

Tuesday 28th August
At Home again today and this time it really was a problem.  We visited a friend who had laid on cakes and did not understand the idea of fasting at all!  I went for an egg custard tart that seemed the least offensive at 244 calories and filled up with lots of coffee.  Lunch was an oxo cube again and vegetable chilli for dinner.  Unfortunately I broke all the rules that night and shared a pack of minstrels with my husband (and not a small pack either).  Having said that at weigh in I did lose 2 ½ lbs, so despite the blips it is still working.  I am now down to 13 stone 7lb and for the first time in 20 years I weigh less than my husband.  I have also now lost continuously for the last 4 weeks and have lost 1lb short of half a stone.  It has given me a real boost.  I am firmly committed to the 2 day fasting. 

I think from my point of view I really would recommend this as an ideal way to lose weight and to try to control what you eat.  I find that I don’t over eat on my feeding days, it probably helps that I am following Weight Watchers, so I am still writing down what I eat and I keep within my points allowance for the 5 feeding days. 

The irritation or pain of fasting for two days is a small price to pay to be able to have more freedom on the other 5 days and to be losing weight again.  If you plan properly and have support from your loved ones then it really is not a major problem.  The only obstacle is your self discipline (something that I know I need to improve on during fast days).  The only caveat I would again state is that you must always check any diet change with a qualified medical practitioner, so that you can be sure that you are not doing any damage to your health.

Mickey – Guest Blogger


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