I've lost 8.2 lbs!
I am so grateful to see the numbers on the scale declining, especially since I've been on an up-and-down, but overall, increase for the last few years (2017-ish)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that some of the loss is attributable water weight loss, but I'm still experiencing fat loss and a decrease in body weight. More importantly, I am repairing my relationship with food and my body and my Self! I didn't have a scale for my first two fasts, completed at the beginning of April and then May, so the number change is a relief and it is also inspiring!
I'll reset my fasting countdown timer when it hits 168 hours (7 days), for the second 7-day duration. I'm pretty much coasting now: energy is good, sleep is good (though I wake up really, really early!), mind is cooperating, feelings are manageable... overall, I feel good! I am optimistic, determined, and ready to continue! I am still experiencing some hunger, but it is not overwhelming. I attribute that to the cream I use in my morning java. During my last fast, the hunger diminished after day 4 and didn't bother me at all, but I was off the coffee. The hunger is bothersome, but not enough to make me quit. Of course, the fast would be easy, all other factors considered, if I was no longer experiencing hunger, so I am weaning myself off the cream (damnit!). I'm reducing the 3 or Tbsp. of HWC or 1/2 & 1/2 to 2 Tbsp. (yesterday), then 1 Tbsp. today and using ghee in their stead. The java this AM is nice and buttery, but not as creamy. I don't like it as much, but that is a good thing, because it will be easier to switch from coffee back to black tea. I like the creamy, frothy coffee too much and cannot control myself and have Just One Cup! Especially when I am fasting!!
I even (finally!), sat down for my pranayama and meditation practice! With week one nearly behind me, it's time to get my exercise on! I want to walk for 20-30 minutes each day and give my body the gift of asana again!