So here we are in October 2014, and things are going well – I’m on a diet day today (Wed) just past lunchtime, feeling hungry and looking forward to my evening meal – which will be based on a recipe from the BBC ‘201 one-pot favourites’ book I’ve used before – it’s called ‘Smoked Haddock Stovies’, and in the book just involves haddock, onion and potato (rated as 307 cals per portion), but as we have some courgette, carrot and tomato that needs eating I’ll be adding that as well. I’ll follow with a large orange and maybe a bit of low fat yoghurt, so should be well under 600.
Meanwhile, the weight has stayed below 11st (=70kg) and has even come down a bit – see chart below:
No idea why my weight started coming down again as I haven’t changed anything except maybe running a bit more. Still it has worked to my advantage, within the last month have run my fastest marathon for about 5 yrs (4h 1min) and my fastest half-marathon since 2007 (1h 45m) so I’m happy about the way things are, though I don’t want to lose much more weight I think.
One thing I have discovered, which helps, is to drink much more on fast days, and I now drink water flavoured with the ‘concentrated’ fruit flavour e.g. Robinsons ‘squashed’ – in fact I’m drinking some now with hot water (seems better esp. as i always feel cold on fast days) – each squeeze of concentrate is only a few calories. I’m still having the odd ‘Tic-Tacs’ as well (only 2 cals per).
Anyway, it’s all working – more when there’s more to say…
Nearly forgot – I did miss one diet day a couple of weeks ago when we had visitors I was taking on tourist trips – and we had a day in York where I did have coffee & cake etc! It’s the only day I’ve skipped for a long time though.