Fasting Log: Days 1 - 3

Welcome to the first of my blog posts detailing how everything is going with the fast! Firstly, a quick stats update for those who are interested:

THE STATS

day BP weight glucose ketones

1 134/71 59.9 kg 6.3 0.4

2 111/67 59.3 kg 5.3 2.1

3 95/53 58.8 kg 3.8 6.2

OVERALL MEASUREMENTS TAKEN OF BUST, WAIST, HIPS, BOTH THIGHS, BOTH UPPER ARMS ON DAY 1 OF THE PRE-FAST CLEANSE = 457.5 CM

HOW I’VE FELT

Physically

Day 1 was quite breezy. Did have a few minor headaches coming and going but generally able to keep going despite not much sleep. Level of hunger was quite high which is to be expected and there was some nausea as well.

Day 2 the weakness in limbs began. Going for a gentle stroll was even a challenge. Hadn’t slept very well either so extremely tired as a result. Hunger still apparent. Had one final BM. I also noticed that I’m increasingly feeling cold and get chills up my back, usually when I’m in bed.

Day 3 the nausea was much worse as I continue to detox although the headaches have now largely stopped. Still not getting good sleep which of course contributes to the fatigue big time.

Mentally

Day 1 As I started to slow down physically so did my mental functioning slow waaaay down. It’s been a struggle at times to put thoughts and words together and remember things. So unusual for me to not have my usual fast-paced brain going at full-speed ahead.

Day 2 Still struggling mentally with little brain ‘bandwidth’. Having trouble settling to any one task as it’s too taxing. So much for the long list of TO DOs I had planned with all this time being at home!

Day 3 After struggling with no motivation for the past few days, I finally got a burst of energy in the afternoon and managed to spend a few hours on the blog. Felt so much more energised afterwards.

Emotionally

Day 1 Feeling positive at this undertaking and enjoying the sense that I will achieve something so beneficial for my Self. A great gift I have given myself of this time out from the usual routine of life.

Day 2 The physical symptoms are having an impact emotionally as I struggle with sluggishness and lethargy. No motivation to do anything much, which typically has me ‘beating myself up’ for not being able to overcome and push through regardless.

Day 3 Similar to Day 2 . . . very little energy to get motivated. Find it very difficult to allow myself to just rest and be at peace with the process. Very foreign to me to just sit or lie down, doing nothing. Also found it disorienting to not be able to keep busy with all the activities involving food. Frees up so much more time!

OVERALL REVIEW

For the first few days of this fast I think I’ve done quite well. The physical symptoms were to be expected but the mental and consequently emotional struggles . . . yeah, not so much.

Will persevere as I always do and see how the rest of the week unfolds.

Next update is available soon! :)