Over the past few days, I've noticed I am awakening with a sense of anticipation and happiness, knowing that I've fasted another day and lost another pound or more! I've lost just under 14 lbs. thus far and 3% body fat! I'm approaching 252 hours of fasting; halfway through Day 11!
I've started experiencing that fasting "chills": I'm especially cold in the mornings and it's harder for me to sit outside in the early hours. My body is also eliminating a lot of toxins--or something!-- because I'm still having small, solid bowel movements. TMI, but this is a fasting journal, so deal with i! You poop too! I don't feel unwell, but tummy doesn't feel all that good. I'm still ingesting about 150-200 kcals from bone broth, and soymilk in my tea, and sometimes 1/2-1 Tbsp. HWC. This translates into 2g. cho, 16g. proteign, ans 12.5g. fat. I still plan to transition to water only, I just don't want to give up my morning tea because I enjoy it so much! And I won't be giving up the bone broth because it's nourishing and I want to prevent hair loss. The bone broth only accounts for 60kcals, 8g. protein, and 3 g. fat, so it's negligible. The only healing aspect of this long fast I might not be getting the full 100% effect of is autophagy, although I know my body is going through some autophagy. Unfortunately, autophagy can't be measured unless someone wants to perform a vivisection on me, and I'm not that eager to know the exact amount of autophagy I am experiencing!
And wow! I just realized that I am halfway through this 21-day fast! Only 10 more days to go!! Or, I'm a third of the way through a 30-day fast! I'll reassess at the three week mark and decide if I want to continue! I'm going to miss celebrating my birthday next week, although I will be celebrating with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing by fasting! I will be celebrating a week or so late... who cares!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!