(IP) Two slices of toast with margarine and Vegemite, Strawberry Yoghurt, Coffee-flavoured protein shake.
(C) Two slices of toast with Vegemite OR 3/4 sachet of WeightWise oats (with cinnamon & peaches), Cantaloupe half, Black Coffee.
(IP) Vanilla Yoghurt
(C) Fruit (apple, kiwi or mandarin)
(IP) Egg, carrot & lettuce sandwich OR Toasted cheese & Vegemite sandwich, Lemonade*, Chocolate Forticreme (or chocolate custard at home)
(C) Cheese, carrot & lettuce sandwich OR Toasted cheese & Vegemite sandwich, Diet Lemonade, Vanilla yoghurt
(IP) Chocolate Forticreme (or chocolate custard at home)
(C) Muesli bar (crunchy nut or chewy apple-fiber), 80-calorie Chocolate Snack Pack.
(IP) Larger portions with steamed vegetables (instead of salad), Lemonade
(C) 3-4oz chicken breast or hoki fillets, rice or potato (both ~160 cal portions), cos side salad, Coke Zero.
(IP) Vanilla Custard
(C) Special K bar, Vanilla custard with fruit (strawberries or peaches), Black coffee
*NOTE: From what I hear, 'lemonade' in Australia is nothing like overseas. Here, it's a clear bubbly soda that doesn't really taste like lemon, when you think about it (lemon-flavoured soda is 'squash'). No one makes real lemonade, from lemons, and we don't have powdered mixes for it either. Basically, here, lemonade = soda, and yes it comes in a 2-calorie version.
My current meal plan, obviously, averages 1,200 calories... I'm embarassed to say that my re-feeding plan was 3,000. All the dairy (full-fat custard, yoghurt, Forticreme & shakes) were 300 cals each (yoghurt was 200), soda was 150 for a small can... 60 calories of margarine for two slices of toast... I'm quite disgusted just thinking about it to be honest. 3,000 creeps up quickly with full-fat and full-sugar everything!
But when I ate it, food was fuel and a necessary evil. It made it very easy to restrict again, actually. The first day restricting I went straight back to under 200 calories, jelly cups and vegetable soup, and I was back under 50 a day by the end of the week. I'm not saying I'm going to do that any time soon, but I want to know that I still can, you know? I just want to prove to myself that I still have control and willpower. I want to get back to the point where I can spend 12 hours a day baking and cooking meals for my family, but never eat a bite. Again, not saying I will, but I want to know I still can. I don't know. I just feel so weak for eating... at least this way I might feel a touch less guilty. I still have supplement shakes sometimes if I don't get to 1,200 calories, but it's not every day anymore. My goal at the moment is metabolism repair, and consistency is a very important thing in that as I've learned.
It is much easier if you eat the same every day. When I ate 50 every day, I lost consistently for months and never platued. It's when I start having high days and low days that my weight gets messed up... Even a few weeks ago, having 500 or 800 some days and 1,200 on others, I was gaining. My last two appointments with my dietician, I'd been eating 1,200 every day and had consistently lost weight (albeit insignificant...). But it's not gaining, you know? Consistency is the key at the moment - whether it's 200 or 2,000 - I need to be consistent. No more lows and highs. It worked for two weeks, and I'm hoping and praying that it has for these past two... It's Friday afternoon, and I'm seeing her again on Tuesday. Two weeks is nearly passed. Then it's another two week break. So I'm really hoping my weight's maintained or dropped, because if I've gained the next two weeks won't be fun...
Just as a side note... I watched Thin with mum yesterday. I've seen it at least 10 times, and read the book a few times too, and mum's been wanting to see it for a while. She thought it was a good doco, but obviously it's not exactly pleasant. But she liked it. She thought it was interesting to see 'so much of me' (my habits, behaviours, etc.) in other girls and how it presents in others. She actually wants to watch it again, and read the book. I'm quite stoked, because my ex-boyfriend hated it, but he hated everything and really never dealt with the fact I have an ED (let alone the fact he worsened it). But if I start rambling on him, then I'll never stop, and this post is already too long.
Hope you've all made it through the week okay, and have something pleasant waiting for you this weekend. Sorry for making such long and boring posts lately.