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.
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!