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Day 5 - Friday PM

On Friday I did have my Fig and Cinnamon smoothie in an attempt to top my fibre up.  I went home and made a really nice jacket kumara/sweet potato with homemade salsa and sour cream - really filling and fairly low cal (just over 200 cals).  After my usual treat of wholemeal bread and PB I finished the day on 1300 and feeling very satisfied.

Day 6 - Saturday

I managed to keep my fasting window going until 2pm today - so 18 hours!  I was at my volunteering job this morning which, as a mentioned, is fairly labour intensive (more so than my 9-5 desk job anyway!), however this was actually better as I was so busy and preoccupied that I didn't have a chance to think about food.  This is definitely key for me - keeping busy. 

When I got home I had some Weet-Bix (for the fibre!) and milk, and some bread and PB.  I went into town for the afternoon and really had a craving for some ice cream.  Now my downfall with previous eating plans was being too restrictive and not giving into cravings, until I reached breaking point and gave into all of them at once!  Not this time - weekends are for having fun and I've decided if I want something at the weekend I'll have it.  So I did and it was glorious!

However, I was still pretty concerned about the now 6 day lack of bowel movement - I was starting to feel gassy, uncomfortable and bloated and my tummy was rock hard.  I bought some laxatives on the way home just in case I had to use them.  I also bought half a kilo of prunes just to see if mother nature could sort it out before I had to resort to medication.

Dinner was some really nice fish tacos, with handful of prunes as a dessert.  Later in the evening I had some more prunes and also indulged in some fruity cider - hey it's the weekend!

A few hours later, to my relief, the prunes had worked their magic...a little too well in fact but lets not get into the realm of TMI.  I ended up not counting my calories for today, but I guess that I probably ended up on the closer to 2000 mark...which is why I have my weekday contingency.

Day 7 - Sunday

I did stick to my normal fasting window today - had some wholewheat toast and PB at 1.30pm ish.  I had made arrangements for this evening to have dinner with some friends at their house, which I agreed to cook.  I went up to theirs mid afternoon and I will admit that I did let go a little.  After some afternoon chocolate cake and wine, I continued cooking our chicken and vegetable roast with gravy.  I didn't count calories at all today and have no idea what I ended up on, but I had a really nice day with friends and that's what it's all about.

Day 8 - Monday AM

So this morning it's time to get back on track.  I think I'm going to try OMAD/22:2 today just as a little detox (and an attempt to clawback some calories) from the weekend.  So nothing much report so far other than the physiological fear of not having lunch.  It's not really the hunger that I'm worried about, it's just not having a focal point midday that revolves around eating.  I take a lot of enjoyment from eating so maybe it's time to find something else do in my lunch break that I enjoy.

Anyway watch this space and I'll update tomorrow :)


Just as an aside, I haven't really mentioned anything about exercise or lack of the same.

Around 5 weeks ago I sustained a knee injury whilst snowboarding (meniscus tear), and I still have mobility problems and some pain on that knee.  I'm trying to get back into physical activities again but without causing a setback.  I've been snowboarding a few times since but can't really do more than 2-3 runs without it hurting.  I walk to and from work every day which takes about 20 minutes each way, and I've been doing some body weight strength training at home.

Once my knee has fully healed I want to get back into running and get some mountain hiking done.  I don't really want to be paying for gym memberships at the moment, so I'll continue to do to my at home strength training until I feel I need to step it up.  I also really enjoy yoga, but my knee isn't up to a lot of the positions at the moment - but I will get back into that again.  

Mazmataz Sep 17 '17 · Tags: 16:8, weekends, omad, exercise
Made some pretty rubbish food choices yesterday as I couldn't get out to do a grocery shop - so ended up having white pasta for dinner followed by a PB (wholegrain!) sandwich.  Finished the day on just over 1200 cals and fairly satisfied given how little protein I had.

I woke up this morning really craving something sweet for breakfast.  As soon as I got into work and got some coffee down me I was fine.  Better than fine, I was on fire this morning.  Best mental clarity yet!! Due to workload I actually ended up extending my fast to 17.5 hours accidentally - woop!

So for lunch I had one of my favourite local meals, a little place in town that does vegan/veggie friendly middle eastern salads.  I've eaten here loads and I've always loved their salads.  However today it was next level!!  I found that I appreciated the taste and flavours so much more than usual, and I kept thinking how good it was after.  Definite benefit of this plan if I get to enjoy my food so much!  I also followed up with a mini vegan coffee square from the same place (only 200 cals, shhh!), and oh my good god it was also out of this world!

It's now 5pm and surprisingly I'm feeling a little hungry.  I never usually feel hungry at this time, even before the fasting - and I had a fairly substantial lunch today.  I've got salmon planned for dinner so hopefully some protein will sort me out.

Until tomorrow :) 

Mazmataz Sep 14 '17 · Tags: 16:8