I have now officially finished my second fast this week! They both went well. I decided on doing one on Monday and one on Wednesday. They are my calmer days and the days I am least likely to go out and eat with anyone. I also run on these days and have found that it is possible to fast and run! I run in the mornings though before my body realizes that I am fasting. Hehehe
I ate the same thing both days to keep it easy.
Breakfast- Vega Protein (130 calories)
Lunch- Pre-made Soup (170 Calories)
1 cup tomatoes (108 Calories)
Dinner- 1 Sweet Yellow Pepper- 50 Calories
1 cup Cucumbers- 31 calories
Supplement: 1 Multivitamin
Grand Total of Calories Consumed: 489 Calories
Exercise: Monday: Burned 327 Calories Running
Wednesday: Burned 400 calories running
So this is what I ate…but most people want to know how it went, how I felt and if I cheated at all.
I actually am proud to say I did not cheat. I almost grabbed a handful of skittles out of a bag after a stressful class but stopped mid-stretch and laughed. I wasn’t even thinking about the fast. I just needed “something” to calm me down. I guess my mind is used to sugar doing that.
I found that it was not that hard on Monday. I also had a lot of classes that day and was super busy teaching. I also found that I needed to do something with my hands so I cleaned…like crazy. My apartment has never been so beautiful and clean! bonus! Like I said, Monday was good. I felt great and was not hungry. Wednesday was a bit different. I woke up and ran and after about 12pm I was feeling dizzy and tired. I took a multi-vitamin hoping that it would help. It did a bit but damn was I cranky that day. I snapped at my students a lot. Had them in the corner every two seconds and was just not “nice teacher.” I am probably usually too nice though so they can handle a little mean Rachel. As the day wore on the dizzy spells stopped. I wasn’t that hungry but still a bit of a rumbly tummy. I also downloaded an app called the 5:2 Diet Coach. It is sort of sappy but it texts me through the day during my fasts and tells me inspirational things or just reminds me to keep going. I really enjoyed reading it and it helped tremendously.
So…how did I like it. I must say I sorta LOVED IT. It was freeing to not have to think about food. When my stomach rumbled I ignored it. I realized after day one that it was not going to kill me to not eat for 24 hours. After awhile the stomach is sort of like a screaming child…once it realized it is not going to get what it wants it just sorta pouts for a bit and then shuts up. Don’t get me wrong, you will feel hungry. But knowing you have made the decision to not eat.
So all in all, I am excited for next weeks fast. I am even more excited to eat freely the rest of the week. I weigh in on Monday. I have been staring at my scale wanting to weigh myself. I am a daily weigh-er and to have to wait a week is sort of torture.
I will let you know on Monday how the weight is! This first week I am not worrying about what I eat at all. More for an experiment to see if I still lose. Also this weekend I am participating in Mudfest. This is basically a drunken party in a bunch of mud with many foreigners…so the calories are seriously out the window!
Anyways, hope this helps those beginners on their fasts or is somewhat entertaining.