Another week goes by, which means it is time for me to report on my success or lack thereof with the 5:2 diet weight loss. Fortunately, I have good news as I checked in today at 333.4, which is a 3.2 pound loss.
I’m starting to get a little excited because I’m approaching my first milestone, which is 330 pounds. Why 330? Well, for a number of years, that’s where I hovered at. Sometimes I’d drop down to the lower 320s or 3-teens, but when I regained weight, it always seemed to peak out at ~330. So, getting back down to 330 puts me back to a place where I’ll be having to consider switching to a smaller belt. Also, a few more t-shirts will start becoming wearable as I’ll be able to fit into them.
I’ll save the discussion on my other mile markers for when I actually hit or drop below 330. ^_^
On the “diet” food front, I thought I’d mention the Hormel® Compleats® Homestyle – Roast Beef & Mashed Potatoes, since I don’t think I’ve done so before. At 220 calories a meal, it works well with the fast days. It isn’t a bad meal, but the mashed potatoes in the Hormel meals are only average at best. The gravy with many meals makes up for it. Here, I found that the au jus approach to this meal makes the mashed potatoes “averageness” stand out. I do like this meal better when I have it on a non-fast day with a package of Shirakiku Instant Cooked Rice (or other, good Japanese instant rice like the slightly more expensive Katokichi Takitate Gohan).
So, the plan for this upcoming week is to keep up the fight, reduce the intake on non-fast days, and do the needful. My first hurdle is now, since Junk Food Vegetarian just came in with a TON of tasty donuts. ^_^:;;