5:2 Diet, Take 3 – Week 3

Well, it is time to face the scales again to see what horrors may possibly lurk. My weight loss continues as the scales reported I weighed 332.2, which is a 1.2 pound loss from last week.

I’m pleasantly surprised by this.  To be honest, last week really wasn’t a good week for me. I did my two fast days with no problem, but there were a number of bad moments, starting when Junk Food Vegetarian brought in these EVIL Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe Red Velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese filling in the middle. Oh my word, these things were the bomb, and oh so moist.

Kimberley's Bakeshoppe Red Velvet

I only had one, even though I had opportunity for at least one more. But, I wanted to be good. Unfortunately, since we’d been talking about chocolate cream filled long johns, I had a taste for those as well. Naturally, on my way home, I’m ambushed by two of them as I innocently make my way through a King Sooper’s bakery section, where they force me to take them to the register and purchase them. Then, when I got home, they forced me to eat both of them, on the spot. ^_^;;;  Terrible, I tell you, terrible.

What was worse than that was what happened to me sleep-wise. I was so wiped from working seven, grueling 12.5 hour shifts in a row, on my days off, I found myself constantly going back to bed to get just a little more sleep right after I’d eaten something.  I did that for my entire time off — sleep a bit, get up for a few hours and eat, go back to bed and sleep for a couple of hours, get up for a few and eat, etc. That right there was the killer, but it didn’t have the devastating effect I’d feared.

That’s not to say that I don’t need to be cautious. If anything, I need to be more cautious this week and avoid temptations like the plague.  That has also included staying awake when I’d love to go back to bed and crash for a couple of hours. Even writing this is a struggle.  Funny thing is, when it is time for me to go to bed, I’ll be wide awake. Go figure.

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