Programme for Lent:
Monday - Saturday ~ no dairy, meat/fish, sugar, yeast
Sunday ~ eat normally, eat more calories than during the week
Don't get weighed until Easter Day.
So far, so good.
I was fascinated the first Sunday to discover that a new 'normal' involved only buying a pork chop to cook and eat, rather than a pork joint.
Yesterday, 2nd Sunday, I was fascinated to discover that a newer 'normal' involved buying a salmon fillet, bought with the intention of roasting and glazing it with brown sugar but in the end I couldn't bear the thought of that, and steamed it with steamed veg. and it was beautiful.
However, yesterday's plan was also to eat quite a high number of calories, because my weekday totals were only in the 1100 to 1300 range, and I got a long way to go yet.
I managed to get to 2200, which gives me 1400 a day average for the week, so I was pleased with that. My resting BMR is 1900.
It got so that by the end of the day, I could nearly have had a binge but I had pre-planned, and had nothing else but raw food in the house, and I chose to go to bed rather than eat.
Today is a back to weekday eating day, except that I have to go to a lunch meeting with colleagues today, missing it is not an option. Just a pub lunch thing but attendance is mandatory. Obviously, the plan is to choose something as near to Plan as possible, and I always do just dring fizzy water BUT I'm just a wee bit anxious, after a big(ger) eating day it would be really tempting to think 'one more day won't hurt'. So I feel today is standing at the top of a slippery slope. On the one hand, I feel quite excited at this new test, on the other hand, well we know where slippery slopes lead.
I hope to choose the road less travelled.
Wish me luck!