Well, here I am. Not knowing this morning that today would be one of the 2 fast days.
Bert had some appointments elsewhere and was going to have lunch along the way. We would start the 2 day fast tomorrow (Tuesday).
I've kept busy. Tidying the kitchen, scrubbing the work surfaces, emptied the dishwasher, filled it up again.... and counted some calories. See, I'm becoming a calorie bore !
It has served me well over the last week to count calories. I've stuck to the eating smaller quantities and kept off the refined sugars, pasta & bread (weeellllllllll, I had 2 slices of wholewheat bread of 30 grs each in one week - surely that isn't a punishable crime)
I feel less lethargic, sleep better (don't have to get up in the middle of the night to go for a piddle), have a bit more energy (which could have been more if it wasn't for 40°C during the last few days), eat more fruit and think more about what I put in my mouth.
By the time 6 o'clock arrived I had only eaten 6 Reine Claude plums (they are really small) worth 67 calories and one slice of Cobourg ham 42 calories. 2 cups of coffee with milk 20 cal.
So I thought if I make Karen's Halloumi Salad I could still have my fast day today. I went into the greenhouse and collected lettuce leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, red pepper and very mild chillies.
I still had halloumi in the fridge so that was that sorted.
Halloumi Salad 255 cal Click here for my slightly adapted version
Seeing I only had 384 calories today I'll now be moving myself towards the fridge and get me a yoghurt with fresh nectarine chopped up.