I am so glad I am not attempting a water fast or a complete starvation diet--I would never last. Today, after only having water until about 4pm, and only drinking about 500kcal yesterday in juice and soy milk, I had enough! I started getting a screaming headache around 1pm, and it just kept getting worse. My head was being squeezed by a vise and imploding simultaneously. I also woke up very tired, and that lack of energy shadowed me through the day. Finally, getting some juice after the tests were over, I was looking forward to an hour-and-a-half train ride home, with a stop for Indian food halfway. Then I found myself on the wrong tram after nearly 40 minutes, aargh! So that added an hour to my trip. I still got my Indian food, but was just drained when I got home. I was hoping dinner would revive me so I could walk on the beach, but even though the headache had slowly receded, I was still wiped out. I am so glad I am doing a low-calorie fast, rather than something more extreme. I just felt too burnt today. It was a good lesson.
Also, in my studies, I came across the term "strategy" as applied to a way of eating, method of weight loss, nutrition plan... I love it! It has a much more positive mental echo than "diet"; denoting positive action, intention, and a well-laid plan rather than starvation, "die-ing", and doing without. From now on, I will refer to this plan as my nutrition strategy, weight loss strategy, or health improvement strategy. Much more uplifting and inspiring terms; also, more accurate!
I can do it!
Tomorrow I am going to take a long walk and have brunch. My back is better (I have a swollen disc or pulled muscle), so Sunday I'll attend a gentle yoga class. Also on the menu for tomorrow is applying for some of the remote jobs on my list. And writing, too!
I can do it!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!