The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day Four
Good morning Tuesday!!! I was down another 700 grams on the scales this morning (yes, I do weigh myself every morning) and this morning I had to submit my final weigh in to be verified as a winner for Aubrey’s Diet Bet as I had made and maintained my 4% goal … yusss!!!
I’d be lying if I said that the 5DPT hadn’t made things easier to maintain, reinforcing the 4 rules for being a gold star WLS patient and all that jazz. But it has. And the 5DPT has been amazing, I’ve stuck to all the rules and I am seeing all the results that Kaye talked about. Including not wanting snacks! I’m off to work again today so I’ll list as I go and hopefully the end of my day will see something magical happen. No clues.
Day Four of the 5DPT is Firm Protein. I talked Marcia into having breakfast with me and as I couldn’t find a single bloody water glass in our work kitchen, I served up our Green Smoothie/Protein Shake in wine glasses. Very bloody festive!!!
I just doubled the Green Smoothie recipe from the other day. That X50 is pretty nice!
Throughout the morning I continued with my tea and water. Breakfast, tea, lunch is pretty much timed to almost the minute in our office. Both Marcia and I really look forward to our morning tea … chai, Caramel Brownie, Terrific Toffee … oh T2 we love you!
For lunch, I bought breakfast. Or, maybe I bought breakfast for lunch. Either way, I loved yesterdays Mock Breakfast Burrito (and I have a whole can of refried beans to use) and its super quick and easy to make. And just like yesterday, I couldn’t finish it all. You get the leftover photo.
And then my afternoon got really interesting!!
We’ve been talking about it for a wee while, and the time was finally right. The Hakarimata’s are 1350 odd steps straight up a hill. There are some crazy people that run them, some people do them more than once in a day but for me they were a challenge that I never thought I would achieve. Marcia has been quite a few times, and already once this week, so our plan was just to duck off together and do them without telling anyone. That way I could do my limit, whether that was 1/4 or 1/2 or the whole bloody way and feel good about it.
I felt bloody good when we hit the top. In fact, as per usual, I had a few tears. It just blows me away that all of this is now possible for me – both physically and mentally.
And if you are wondering if the 5DPT will leave you a little lack lustre when it comes to energy, no bloody way! I have more energy than I did a few days ago. A lot more energy!
We shared a Horleys Pro-fit Protein Shake at the bottom carpark and I probably guzzled 1L of water.
I got home a bit later than expected. Ken knew where I was as I texted him from the 5mins to the summit sign – and he had turned the BBQ on. Burgers for dinner!!!
I actually made myself two. I really thought I’d be able to eat two but I served one … and that was enough.
You know what that means right? Ah huh, burgers for lunch tomorrow!
To finish off the day, I sat up adjusting my Christmas list and drinking my cup of tea. Earlier in the day I got a delivery, Balance Sports Nutrition Protein (both RTDs and Protein Bars) and I opened one of those bars. Holy shit balls it was good. But not as good as getting in to bed. That felt bloody awesome!