Starting a 5/2 diet plan
Friday, April 03, 2015
Yesterday, I took off to attend a doctor appointment with my daughter. It didn't take as long as expected and I contemplated whether I should go back to work or go home and take a nap. I chose the nap. It was nice and I didn't sleep as long as I planned but it was refreshing. That, of course, didn't help when I tried to go to bed early last night. I also woke up again in the night a few times. Hopefully, tonight I will be able to sleep knowing I don't have to get up early tomorrow for work. Sleep can so mess up one's life and I hope that I can get over this soon.
My daughter and I attended a Maundy Thursday service at our church last night. She has never been to one and I hadn't for many years. It was very moving. It's so hard to picture what Jesus went through so many years ago. My daughter expected a meal for the last supper celebration, but it was only communion. I felt bad for not explaining what it was about to her before the service but had no idea that was her interpretation.
Today I am doing a semi-fast. A co-worker and dear friend gave me information on the 5/2 diet. You eat normal for 5 days of the week and 500 (600 for men) calories for 2 days. The 2 days do not have to be consecutive. Another co-worker shared it after he found success in lowering his cholesterol (he's not at all overweight). I am hoping that this will give my body a boost to lose this much unwanted weight.
Here's the website for the guy behind it.
If you want to understand the science behind it I can't find anything better than this documentary. Unfortunately, it's an hour long.