Since this is going to be a lifestyle, I guess that keeping track of the fasting days, of the weeks that pass, and the months, will simply become a journal of my travels along the way; bumps, detours, potholes, and all. Not that I’m encountering any particular bumps, detours or potholes at the moment, I know how life can be and I’d like these ramblings to serve as inspiration, encouragement, warning or whatever adjective suits you, as either a 5:2 spectator, skeptic or devotee.
Normally I fast on Mondays and Thursdays but due to scheduling, I had to change things up. As usual, I was able to fast on Monday, however, instead of Thursday, I fasted yesterday. It was a bit strange, even though it was just one day sooner. Sometimes it seems like quite a while goes on between fasting days but having only one day to separate them, well that was quick. I must admit, things went very well yesterday and I ate, what has become my usual fasting day meal. As a matter of fact, things went so well that I am toying with the idea of doing a Monday, Wednesday, Friday fast this week. I don’t know if I am simply excited by the notion of extra weight loss or if I am getting greedy. I’ll let you know either way.
Below is a copy of my typical fasting day menu. The coffee is consumed over the course of one to two hours in the morning; the egg and toast, eaten around 12:30, with supper around 6:00. The pickled veg may or may not happen, depending on the need to snack around 9:00.
|bread, low-cal||1 slice||45|
|mixed baby greens||3oz||20|
|sliced peppers||3 oz||40|
|herbed feta cheese||1/4C||70|
|chicken breast||4 oz||120|
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