Tuesday 27 November 2018

Day Two - 14 in 7

Breakfast was a two course feast.

Firstly a grapefruit each, we picked up on the tip on our diet sheets and went for ripe pink/red grapefruits as they are supposed to be a little bit sweeter.

Who on earth thought that ... well not me for one!!

Next we had a WHOLE hardboiled egg each. 

It was just nice to have something to take away the taste of the grapefruit!!

Copious cups of coffee were drunk over the course of the morning, but almost immediately Alan buckled and fell  at one the first hurdles ... he went back to a splash of milk in his coffees and teas.

I suppose better that than giving up on day two.

I forgot to photograph our lunch, so if you imagine this our breakfast from day one but with two Quorn fillets under my tomatoes and two chicken breasts under Alan's.

It was filling and tasty.

Tea was lovely.   Salmon and salad for me, and a grilled steak and salad for Alan.

The salads are much more basic than Alan is used to as you are only allowed Lettuce, 
Cucumber, Tomatoes and Celery, but they suit me down to the ground ... although a little bit of onion would have been nice.

No grapefruit tonight - phew!

Today has been a good day with enough food not to leave us hungry as long as we drunk plenty of hot drinks when we felt the nibbles coming on between our meals.  But I have a strong suspicion that this is lulling us into a false sense of security ... tomorrows' menu is sparse and then the next days even more so ☹



  1. Alan should see an even bigger drop in his numbers next time. It's similar to the BSD 800cals a day diet (which I'm doing again). Hot drinks are definitely the way to go to stave off those pangs!

    1. I agree this wouldn't have worked for me without my black coffees.

      We've found through our experience that is the dropping of weight quickly that brings the best results for Alan as a diabetic. The 800 calorie a day diet he followed a month or so ago brought his figures back to those that he had when he was first diagnosed. They had been much higher recently. Hopefully this will continue that trend.

  2. You're doing great. If the nibblies come a-calling, just remind them it's only seven days and show them the door!

    1. Haha ... that's exactly why were only doing this for 7 days.

  3. I had to laugh at the boiled egg taking away the taste of the grapefruit! You are doing so well. I drink my coffee black too and like green teas (no milk of course) so that bit would be okay for me but I am not sure I could manage the grapefruit.

  4. So glad that you got to have an whole egg each, I do hate waste lol....... Well done for having day 2 under your belt, I also drink hot water it's odd but you do feel better than having a glass of cold xx

    1. Haha ... brilliant. Yes a WHOLE egg each 😃 Drinking hot water is supposed to be really good for you, I had a friend who drank nothing but hot water and complexion was amazing.

  5. In our family, we eat our grapefruit plain, with nothing on it. But I can remember growing up when my mom thought we shouldn't be putting so much sugar on it, someone suggested a sprinkle of salt. That seemed to cut the sharp taste and I ate it like that for years before finally just eating them plain. Try it - you may like it :-)

    1. I never thought of that! Genius suggestion 😊


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