Fast day 2



So it’s 9:05pm and I can definitely say fast day 2 of the 5:2 diet has been a success! Again I spread out my calories across the day, and now I’m having a tea and a lot of water to fill me up. It doesn’t really help that I’m watching Masterchef and reading Disney Dining Reviews but hey, I’m pretty hungry!

The hardest part of today was getting home from work in the beautiful hot sunshine (pretty rare in Edinburgh!) and that I couldn’t go out for a nice wine or a dinner in the sun. It was hard accepting that I was only having a 250 calorie dinner, but I really take my time eating, taking small bites and making it last. I find that helps. 

I’m actually shocked at my progress so far. I’ve completely lost my willpower for about a year now (since I moved away from my parents and in with my boyfriend), but I finally feel like I’ve got this.

I found some delicious jelly pots from Tesco which are only 6 calories a pot. They are a great snack! I had that today instead of my usual yogurt and saved myself quite a few calories.

My next fast day wont be until Monday, so I hope that isn’t too long a break between fast days?! I think that’s the way I’m supposed to do it, 2 non-consecutive days a week…

Hopefully I can report back tomorrow or Friday if I’ve made some progress on the weight loss.

Bye for now 🙂

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Day 1 done.

I DID it! First fast day complete. 500 calories spread over the day actually works so much better than saving them all. 

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5:2 Diet

Tomorrow is my first day of the 5:2 diet. 


I’ve been reading the 5:2 Diet book for quite a while now, and I’ve been researching their forums. I’ve learned so much about the benefits of fasting, and ideally I’d like to lose some weight.

I’m already a member of MyFitnessPal and I’ll be using that too. I will be tracking my calories on my days off from fasting too.

So basically, this blog is to show my (hopeful) progress in the 5:2 diet, the problems with it, how I deal with the food cravings..

If I do this blog, I’d definitely be more likely to stick to the diet.

Right now I weigh 118lbs. I’m 5’1 tall, and I look better when I’m at around 105lbs. I know it’ll take a while to lose that… but I think this way sounds great, as long as I have the willpower to carry on with it.

I had a failed attempt last week at work, so hopefully I can really get focused this time!

So that’s that….. I’m moving to Canada next month from Scotland, and I’m handing in my notice at work this week, so it’s a pretty stressful time right now, getting everything sorted. I just hope that I can deal with these things in other ways rather than emotional eating which is my downfall.

I’ll post again tomorrow, maybe during the day with my struggles, or tomorrow night when I’ve completed the first fast (500 calories a day).


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Up all night.

My heart wont stop racing. It’s 12:25am and I should be asleep already. But my head wont stop thinking about so much.

I have a week off work this week, and it’s my first week off since August. I’m really going to take the time to get myself back. I’ve completely lost myself since September, and I hate what I’ve done to myself. I actually feel confident that I can do it this time.

I used to post a lot about binge eating disorder. I’ve pretty much eliminated that from my life now. I haven’t had a binge eating episode in 2014, although I still struggle with my food, it’s nowhere near as bad as it was in the past.

I really needed to get out of bed and write this all down. These next 5 days are going to be the biggest challenge of the year so far.

On Friday I get to spend my first Valentine’s day with my boyfriend. I’m so excited, and I want to feel good for it. I’m seriously praying that I can do good to myself for the next 5 days.

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