Tues 28 May 2013 – Feast Day
Break – 6am – avo on toast/Vitawheat lunchslice cracker
- ½ an avo on 1 small slice garlic & olive oil sourdough and 1 x Vitawheat lunchslice cracker, with chilli flakes and a squeeze of lime.
- Small glass of milk.
- Ginger & lemon tea with honey
Snack – 10.30am
- Few grapes (brought 100g to work with me in total) and a few cashews/pepitas
Lunch – 1pm
- 50g hummus with carrot sticks and celery
- Pot of Forme low fat yogurt.
- Finished off the grapes (100g total) and a few cashews/pepitas
Dinner – 7.30pm – Thai meal at restaurant – 3 dishes shared with the boyf, who has a mighty appetite (distance runner), hence 3….
- Chilli & Thai basil chicken stirfry
- Beef massaman curry
- Garlic and pepper veggies
- Some rice
- 1 ½ glass of white wine
I swear, we’re don’t usually socialise this much- all our social events seem to have ended up being crammed into a 2 week period!!! I really am testing 5:2 to the limit in my first weeks. Is all a bit bad timing really but hey ho- at least I can fit my Fast Days around my socialising days, and doing the 5:2 should at least keep some of the weight gain in check, so if I do put anything on it’ll be WAYYYYYY less than it would have been without 5:2! :-S
Tonight we went out for Thai. Our friend who’s leaving (whose house we were round on Sunday for Leaving Lunch)- we met him at the boyfs running club, and this is the running club leaving dinner for him, so we wanted to attend.
I know you’re technically allowed to eat anything on the Feast Days, but we’re out for dinner at a friend’s house on Thursday night, will probably eat out Saturday night as we’re going to see the Vivid (light festival in Sydney), and might be doing dinner and a movie (The Great Gatsby) with a mate on Sunday too! I felt a little restraint during the day would probably be a good thing, so I deliberately brought in a bit less/lighter food to work today. Am I going against the point of Feast Days by doing this? Am not sure, but I think it pays to be sensible about it.
1.30pm– omg that was the most ridiculous amount of veg sticks ever! Had 2 large carrots, and a good 8cm of cucumber…. Urghhhh full up now, pretty much forced that down. Oh well, maximum fibre for very few cals, so is all good I suppose, except for the now uncomfy full-up feeling in my belly….. The problem is, if I didn’t eat all the carrot/cucumber at lunch time, when would it be eaten? I hate food waste, and we’ve been trying to cut back on it recently, which is why I had avo for breakfast and dip for lunch- it needed eating! Going to have to start being even more careful with portion sizes, especially if I start getting full more quickly. Whilst I’m just starting out, portion sizes on feast days might be a bit hit and miss- don’t want to plan too little food and find I’m starving, but also don’t want to bring too much, cos I don’t want to feel like I’ve got to finish everything. Eat till you’re full is what you’re supposed to do right? May take a little whilst to get used to this “new” concept!
4pm– not hungry but ate the grapes and a few cashew/pepitas anyway. The grapes need eating otherwise they’re going to have to go in the bin- got more at home in the fridge too- don’t know if we’ll get through them all before they go funny L
Dinner was tasty, and generally a very nice evening spent with some nice people. Had a glass n a half of wine with dinner too, and ate heartily. I did manage to stop before that hideous “oh my god I’m going to explode!” feeling though, so yey me! This diet is great, no one would ever know I was on it, as it’s not stopping me from living life and enjoying food!