I downloaded “The Fast Diet”. The idea of 5:2 (eating for five days and fasting for two) really appealed to me. And after so many friends suggested it after I wrote my initial fat face post, I really wanted to try it. Today was day one of the fast. Five hundred calories.
I began with an egg for breakfast. Lunch was an apple and an orange. I had an afternoon snack of edamame beans and for dinner I had two tablespoons of risotto. I’m not joking, two tablespoons.
I thought about food all day. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a diet/watched what I’ve eaten, so today was a bit of an eye-opener. After being so careful all day I wandered downstairs to grab my phone and unconsciously slipped my hand into a jar of chocolate coated coffee beans that are currently sitting on our side table. I ate three of them before I realized what I was doing. As I was walking up back up the stairs it struck me. Hello, my name’s Kirsty and I’m an unconscious eater.
Steps: 7,500 – G was out tonight for work so I just went for a walk around the compound and up and down the stairs.
Water: I think I had at least 3 litres of water today. I drank oodles in the morning which I think helped with the fasting.
Fat Face Moment: The unconscious eating. I really eat without thinking. I ruined a whole day’s work with those bloody coffee beans. They were really good though 😉
Skinny Face Moment: I was completely over myself by the end of today. I drove to school twice this afternoon and the traffic at the moment is beyond frustrating. By the time I got home I wanted to curl up in a fetal position and rock myself to sleep. The fourth child and I had serious negotiations over him, his mouth, and the amount of peas that were distributed in the risotto. I looked longingly at the wine and then decided it was time for a skinny face moment. I walked outside and joined a neighbour for a quick shuffle around the compound. I need to remind myself to go for a walk when it gets to easy to do nothing.
How about you? Fat face skinny face moments?