WhooHoo! On to Week 2 of Fasting!!
Onto Day 8, and halfway through it! Continuing my fast toward 21 days (perhaps 30!). I've lost 11 lbs. in these past 8 days, averaging roughly 1.5 lbs. lost per day. Yes, of course, some of this loss is inflammation (water loss); however, my fancy hi-tek scale is also informing me of fat pounds and percentage loss in addition to water--so it ain't just water folks!! By the time I complete 21 days, I calculate an additional 19.5 lbs. lost! That will put me right at goal weight: "Pre-China weight"!
Add 168 hours and 7 days to the above stats = 180.5 total hours fasted. Thus far, I have completed 7.5 days of fasting! Another 1.5 days to surpass my longest fast of 8.5 days, completed at the end of May!
I also survived a day of fatigue and grouchiness yesterday. Today may be another one of those days due to a visit at midnight by a Not-so-friendly Neighborhood Scorpionman. Yeah, I want a companion between the sheets, but not a damn scorpion that bit me twice! Ouch, Mofo! I'm okay, just lacking sleep. Those little suckers have a sting like a bee, and the bite swells to the size of a much-scratched mosquito bite. The pain recedes in like 15 minutes and there is no residual mark from the sting this morning, just some left over pissed-off-ness and freaked-out-ness abiding in yours truly.
The salient point being: Now I know I can survive a day of not feeling so great. The Blahs will pass and I can manage the ennui. I definitely do not prefer lying around all day, even with plenty to do, but the feelings are manageable and that is key.
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surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!