Lets do this!!

Discussion in '5:2 Fasting' started by LilEm, 4 February 2014.

  1. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Ive been calorie counting for a few weeks now and lost a steady 1lb a week on 1350 calories a day. I have used an online calculator to work out how many calories I need to consume to loose 2lb a week to see how I get on.

    The plan is 500 calories twice a week (Monday and Thursday) and 1500 the other five days.

    I had my first fast day yesterday which wasnt too bad (I was rather suprised). Although I felt I was really hungry after my first meal, I had a salad box with cheese and dressing (140)at lunchtime so I might try and just have a 500 calorie in the evening instead. Dinner was scallops and mixed veg (242) and I used the rest of my calories on milk in my coffee.

    I am currently 13st 10lb hoping to be 10st. I want to loose a large chunk before my holiday in the middle of may. I have started at the gym also.

    Lets do this!!
  2. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    So today was my 1500 calorie day (I know your not meant to count calories on your "feast" days but I have no self control not to just blow it all). Food was as follows:

    Breakfast: Granola bar - oats & berries (189)

    Lunch: Warburtons wrap with ham salad and an apple (394)

    Snack (before the gym): 2x oatcakes with a small amount of natural cashew butter and a banana (208)

    Dinner: Homemade spag bol using lean turkey mince and lots of veg (628)

    Drinks: 2x coffee with semi-skimmed milk (31)

    Total 1450/1500

    I also done 30mins on the treadmill in the gym (jogging/walking)

    Feeling good today, weigh in tomorrow morning :)
  3. BerryBerry

    BerryBerry Well-Known Member

    Good luck with weigh in LilEm. It sounds like you are off to a great start :)
  4. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Thanks Berry :) Its now 2pm and I have only had 261 calories in some porridge and three cups of coffee because of being so busy at work. So I have decided today's going to be another fast day! Im not even feeling hungry, which is great!

    And the scales showed another 2lb loss today making it a total of half a stone :)
  5. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Haha this might sound weird but does anyone keep feeling the need to burp on a fast day? I do and its very embarrassing when in meetings :-/ x
  6. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    So I had a successful fast day today. Porridge first thing this morning followed by chicken in soy sauce and honey with veg for dinner this evening leaving just enough calories for a cup of tea :)
  7. BerryBerry

    BerryBerry Well-Known Member

    I had a similar fast dinner but beef strips instead of chicken. Soy sauce/asian flavours are sooo satisfying for low cal :)
  8. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Today started off well with a 350 calorie breakfast of smoked salmon, srambled egg and a slice of wholmeal toast. It all went to poo when my office ordered pizza for lunch. Eventhough I only had 3 slices of pizza and a handful of crisps I still managed to reach my calorie allowance just after 2 oclock. Its a good job im still full and dont want any dinner :) My stomach is definitely shrinking!
  9. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was planned around having a takeaway with friends in the evening foodwise. I had 837 calories left for my chinese but I definitely went over that. Therefore today has been a fast day (3rd for this week).

    I went all day without eating anything, I even went to the gym this morning. I had a fajita for my dinner coming to just under my 500 calories. Im off out in town now for some drinks (mine will be water) .... feeling good :)

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