Today is the 2nd fast day having had 2 days of feast between this and the last. I didn't really finish telling you about the 1st fast so I'll do that first and then give a bit of an update.
I managed to stick to my 500 calorie limit and didn't struggle too much. The hardest times, I found, were Amelia's feed times because I just wanted to put her food in my mouth. I didn't though. I spent all day looking forward to dinner only to discover I didn't like it, however, it meant I consumed less calories and I was able to have a healthy snack in the evening. After the fast day I felt good, pleased I'd achieved it but also less full and more comfortable.
We planned to have a lovely breakfast to celebrate our success, which we did, but first I started my couch to 5km challenge and went for a run. We went to Harvester for a breakfast and I had a lovely fry up and pancakes. It was a bit excessive but I felt I needed to treat myself, it's certainly something I wouldn't do every time. We enjoyed breakfast and we also enjoyed being able to eat whatever we wanted on those days. We weren't careful and we didn't really think about it. We found that our appetites were smaller and, if I hadn't been intent on treating myself, I probably could have managed on much less food. I think after this fast day I need to focus on what my body is telling me it wants to eat rather than just eating for the sake of it.
I feel like I've done plenty of exercise, starting C25K, 2 hours of badminton yesterday and I've also started the 30 day abs challenge. I just hope that this is reflected on the scales later in the week, it wasn't today.
So fast day, it'll be a challenge because I can't just shut the doors and focus this time. I've already had to clean the kitchen, so was surrounded by food but also the pots and pans from our yummy dinner yesterday. I've got sing and sign so will be offered a biscuit, which I must refuse. But then this afternoon I should be able to just distract myself with some flower making and forget about it all. I also have a walk to the doctors to take away some of the time before I'm allowed food again.
I hope that after a few times of doing this I won't feel like I need to waste the day away to get to the next meal but I'll be able to treat the day as normal. I also hope that I'll get some motivation in some weight loss. We'll give it a month and see what happens.