Fast Diet - Week 15 - #LoseDayTuesday

Week 15 of the 

5:2 Fast Diet

!! To find out more about it, read my original post

here

Okay finally, I've had some good health. And not to be too demanding, but now all we need is some good weather! I think there were a total of 3 days in the entire month of January that it didn't rain! It was purely miserable. I am all for making the most of whatever weather you have and all, (last year I pushed the pram through the Heath in the snow), but really, day after day, bundling a toddler up and heading out in the pouring rain just gets depressing!! But enough whinging about the weather already!

I think I have hit my resting weight (more about that later) and so I want to know whether anyone has had any success with Fast Exercise? I am definitely considering adding Fast Exercise into my Fast Diet but just want to hear some success stories first.

This weekend is my 30th Birthday, which technically was going to be the end of my Fast Diet experience. However, as I am still a few kilo's off my target and am actually enjoying this lifestyle, so I am definitely going to keep going for a while longer, until I can drop down to 6:1.

Lunch - Tuna & Pepper Hummus Crispbread

This lunch snack was based on a flat bread recipe that I used to love at Le Pain Quotidien.

meg-made Fast Diet recipes - tuna crispbread
meg-made Fast Diet recipes - tuna crispbread

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Ingredients

2 GF crispbread (54 calories)

1/5 cup spring onions/eshallots (17 calories)

Low fat red pepper hummus, 2 tablespoons (70 calories)

Tuna in spring water, 37g (42 calories)

Butter beans (5 calories)

Whilst it seems like the hummus is a waste of calories, it really does add so much flavour that I would definitely recommend including it. I love the butter beans on top, they go so well with tuna!

Snack - Green Olives

I am just craving so much salt these days! So green olives is definitely my way forward! I had 15 olives throughout the day, which is 60 calories.

Dinner -  Shakshuka

I have posted about Shakshuka in the Fast Diet before, and it reminded me about how good it is, so I decided to make it again, recipe

HERE

.

meg-made Fast Diet recipes - shakshuka
meg-made Fast Diet recipes - shakshuka

The original Fast Day Recipe has only 178 calories, but I added an extra egg because I had the allowance and so that's why it is now 228 cals.

Total calories for the day = 478

Exercise

I managed to do two high-intensity walks in the rain this week, in addition to my Reformer Pilates class and continuing on with my 

30 to 30 Plank Challenge

Weight loss?

Total loss to date = 3.5kg (7.7lbs)

It seems I have hit another plateau, but this time, my plateau is my resting weight. This is the weight I have been for most of my adult life. I used to diet on and off and would sometimes manage to lose one kilo here or there, but it would come back and I always seem to be about this size. I am more healthy and fit than I have been in a long time, so whilst I am still fitting into the same jeans that I used to have, I feel differently about myself now. Maybe it is because I have been 16kgs heavier (when I was 40 weeks pregnant) and so I've seen my body go through some difficult times and appreciate it a lot more these days!! The thing is, I would now like to break through this resting weight and find a new (and lower) resting weight to carry forward through my 30's. So when I get back from our little holiday this weekend I am going to work really hard to get over this next hurdle and see where that takes me!

Goals for the coming week

My goals for this coming week are:

  • A home pilates session as I won't be making my regular class this week
  • Complete a 16:8 Fast for an additional mini-fast
  • Enjoy the heck out of our weekend trip away and not worry about calories/weight/fasting

We are heading away for the long weekend so if you are on the Fast Diet, you may want to look away if you follow me on

Instagram

! But if you are a foodie who loves the snow, stay tuned!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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