BMI decreased 1.25
Fat% decreased by 1.5%
Fat weight decreased by 5.6 lbs.!
Woke at 330-ish and couldn't go back to sleep, so got up for coffee and reading. Trying to rid myself of my new addiction to creamy coffee with HWC or 1/2 & 1/2--it's soooooo hard! I have to blame my friend for getting me hooked on 1/2 & 1/2 and HWC because she keeps it in the house and makes delicious frothy cappuccino with her fancy coffee-maker, which has a frother contraption! Mmmmmm! I like the morning frothy, creamy coffee, but decided to try an addition of ghee and reduce the 1/2 & 1/2 to 2 Tbsp. I prefer HWC, but am out and am trying not to buy anymore, but there is still a container of 1/2 &1/2. I hope to change my taste preference to ghee only, then, switch over to tea again. On the other hand, I'm losing weight and fasting successfully. It's a process!
I'm just so thrilled about the weight loss! I'm also thrilled about the NSV, too!
I'm looking forward to the "end" of this 7 day fast (the end on my app, which only allows up to 7-day fasts), so I can start my fasting countdown timer over for another 7 days! At this point, only 9 more days to go! Well, most likely, 16 more days, since I'm going to increase the fast to a full 21 days if I'm still feeling good by Day 10! I can do it!
My stomach is still a little grumbly at night, but I attribute that to the creamy coffee calories I have in the morning. My energy level is okay--not low and not high-- though I am anticipating the "on" switch when I get that fasting burst of energy that will sustain me over the next few weeks. The fact that I awakened this early my precipitate that transition. I'm ready for some buzzy energy so I can start exercising! Thank goodness for the Salt Lesson: I ingested 2.5 tsp. of salt yesterday and I'm so grateful I learned to use this helpful tool that prevents fatigue and dehydration! It seems I've made it over the Fasting Humps of fatigue and hunger, and the horribleness that has been days 4 and 5 on my previous fasts. I've begun hour 7 of day 6, so I'm looking forward to the changes that may occur on Day 6.
Although I am, admittedly, still focusing on the weight loss (it is one of the visible manifestations of this process), I am also actively engaged in the inner work of fasting. I am experiencing as much transformation emotionally and mentally as I am physically, so I feel successful and--yeah I'll say it--victorious! The proof will come in another week or two, when I break the fast, but that only means I've got that time to continue my inner progress! I'm still so ecstatic that at the end of these two weeks, I will be near a more "normal" weight; that is, I will classify myself as a "slightly fat" rather than "so damn fat"! My goal will be just around the corner! Further, if I decide to extend the fast for an additional week, I'll be in the range where I will be much more comfortable in my body, in clothes, and in public! Yes, yes, I will be working on body image and acceptance through this, but it will still be wonderful to return to the weight I was before moving to China in 2018. This weight loss signifies a return to health, normality, and an active lifestyle! I want to be ME again!