Day 7 of 10 Day Fast from kaleidoscopeiiis's log

Starting Weight: 153.4 lbs

Today's Weight: 139 lbs

Total Lost: 14.4 lbs

I slept so horribly last night and felt miserable. I woke up, couldn't go back to sleep, couldn't get comfortable, and felt achy and nauseated. I am feeling better now, but I have been seriously hungry all day, or at least feeling extremely empty. Mentally I feel pretty clear, if tired from poor sleep, but physically, not awesome. I don't think I am going to run anymore during this fast because my legs seem to have about had it, but perhaps will just do the elliptical at the gym and do some upper body weight lifting, very light weights and not too many reps. I just want to make sure my body knows I still need muscle!

I am SO EXCITED though to be in the 130s!!! I am down 2.2 lbs since yesterday, which really surprised me! This is a landmark for me, and I honestly don't remember the last time I was in the 130s, but it was at least early high school, if not junior high. I am delighted. Also, I weigh less than my husband finally, who, in spite of being tall, is quite slender. So today is a memorable day. I definitely don't have extended fasting down to a science because clearly I am not supplementing sufficiently, but this is all so worth it. We shall see how I feel tomorrow at work. Right now, my work week is looking pretty light (I do software consulting) so even if I continue to feel mediocre, I can hopefully keep going as long as I don't honestly feel awful. Tomorrow being Day 8 will make this my longest fast yet!

Today's challenging moment was that my husband and I went to our local tea room, owned by a friend of ours, after church, which is our habit, and the owner, as usual, brought us complimentary food. He knows I'm vegan, so he usually makes me avocado toast and a salad without even asking. It was a huge plate of food, of course, and looked delicious--he's a wonderful cook--and I passed the plate right over to my husband and watched him enjoy it. It wasn't hard, per se, because I love watching my husband eat almost as much as I love cooking for him (it satisfies my need to nurture him, I guess) but it did make me look forward to breaking my fast--avocado sounds pretty delicious right now. It was also just a bit awkward to navigate because I didn't want to reject the food, or clearly not eat it, but I managed to look involved with the food and therefore not raise any questions or make our friend the owner feel unappreciated or uncomfortable because I didn't eat the free meal.

We've had a nice chill weekend anyhow, and I am going to spend the rest of the day writing, reading, and practicing ukelele. Might even watch some Dr. Who later...

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By kaleidoscopeiiis
Added Oct 1 '17



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