Calories and afternoon teas

For the past few days I have been trying to reduce my calorie intake.  Being honest, this hasn’t been as hard as I thought-I think my calorie intake had expanded to such epic proportions that any reduction is a positive thing.

My calorie intake on Saturday and Sunday was around 1,000 calories a day.  To me this doesn’t sound too bad, but is actually double what I should have been having on ‘fasting days’ on the 5-2 diet.  However, still only a fraction of what I would normally eat, so I see this as a step in the right direction.

Yesterday was harder.  I knew I was eating out (if you can class a Wetherspoons lunch as ‘eating out’) and also meeting a friend for afternoon tea.  Calorific.  I had a banana as a belated breakfast with a glass of water, and knew that I would need to ensure little else passed my lips besides my planned treats.  At Wetherspoons I found the noodles were under 400 calories, and it was a good sized portion-all good so far.  I had water again to keep the calories down.

Afternoon tea on the other hand…2 scones, with cream and jam (I resisted on the butter)-probably in the region of 900 calories!  Crazy!  But a rare treat, and in great company, so I feel it was worth it.  I did hold the milk in my tea in a feeble attempt to reduce the overall calorie intake.  My daily calorie intake was around 1,650 calories-again, much less than normal despite not being in the healthiest of foods for a day.  I am fully aware that I need to eat treat foods though or I will give up quicker than you can say banoffee pie.

Today has been better again-we went on a family walk to the park, it takes about 20 minutes each way, plus walking around the park itself. They have installed some exercise equipment there too so we goofed around on that and I realised that I really do want to join a gym again.

Edging closer to weigh day and I am feeling slightly nervous about it.  I’m not following this as rigidly as I could be, but have made changes-smaller portions, being more selective about things, leaving butter off bread (which breaks my carb loving heart!)…

Hopefully these will be a step on the path to a thinner me.


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