This led me to the idea that I could also reevaluate and change my thoughts about feeling terribly fatigued the past few days! I'm not working, and I have the time and physical space to "just be fatigued" if I am. Why fight it? The fatigue doesn't mean I need to break my fast or end at 7 days, any more than the hunger growls do! The hunger growls pass and they are not overwhelming now. The fatigue will also pass. I have an entire list of activities to do while fasting, to replace eating and watching movies, and one of those is Take A Nap! Yesterday, I felt extremely worn out after a walk and other activities, so I lie down for a 45-minute yoga nidra session (deep relaxation). I felt so much better afterward! I wasn't buoyantly jumping around, but I felt rested and like I could make it through the day.
I feel more accepting of the hunger growls, and they no longer make me feel as though I need to break my fast! Yay! This means, if I replace thoughts about the fatigue with new, positive thoughts, then that will completely rid me of the fading desire to break my fast at 7 days! Yay, again! Therefore, I can accept both the hunger and the fatigue, let them pass, and continue my fast! This knowledge has given me renewed hope that I will successfully complete not only a 7-day water fast, but the 21-day water fast I had originally planned to do! In fact, I've decided that I will NOT end my fast on Monday, but rather, continue it on for another week. I know that if I can fast for 7 days, I can certainly make it 14, and if I make 14, 21 should not be too difficult! I WILL do it! I love that my saying: "I can do it!" has morphed to "I will do it!"! I am, after all, doing it!
In conclusion, just like accepting the hunger growls and letting them pass, I have decided to also accept the fatigue and wait for it to pass. It's not such a bad thing, after all: I'm not shirking responsibilities or affecting my life negatively. In fact, I am honoring my body by giving it the rest it requires, allowing it to heal, and maximizing my chances for fasting success!