5:2 Diet, Take 3 – Week 2

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).

Hormel Compleats Homestyle - Roast Beef & Mashed Potatoes

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. ^_^:;;

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