Fasting Logs

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T minus 3 days. I will start on Fri 22 Sep, and I'm planning for it to end on Mon 23 Oct. I will get a blood panel done before breaking the fast.

Last meal before fast has yet to be decided, timing-wise. It will likely be a fatty cut of pork shoulder sous-vided in butter, salt and pepper.

I plan to watch all of these, shows that have gone on my to-do list since I have not had the time to do so -

American Gods Season 1American Horror Story Season 7 (as it progresses)Legion Season 1Lethal Weapon Season 1 and 2 (as it starts)Marvel's Agents of Shield Season 4Planet Earth IIRick & Morty Seasons 1 through 3The Exorcist Season 1 and 2 (as it starts)The Handmaid's Tale Season 1The Strain Seasons 3 and 4Twin Peaks Season 3

Apart from sodium/potassium salts, I will be supplementing vitamin C 1000 mg and calcium/D3/K2 daily.

I have decided that I will not consume any coffee or tea during this fast.

I will have an epsom salt flush on Friday, maybe after the last meal.

I've started on a bit of cardio. 10 mins run. I will have the time to do multiple short runs; hoping the discipline/motivation/energy levels remain for me to carry this out. There may be walks around the estate and along nearby roads.

I'll want to fit in another 200-300g of liver.

Sophie Sep 19 '17 · Tags: preparation
T minus 11 days. Time to keto up and to beef up my vitamin/mineral stores.

Will be minimizing carb and sugar intake starting today.

Ate a 300g piece of liver for breakfast. Think I scratched the surface of Vit A OD. At least now I know my limits. US RDA is 900 units. US recommended daily max is 3000 units. I had approx 9000 units. But I also found out that life-threatening levels is 500,000 units (half a million) so still safe... but I reckon between 9k units and 500k units are entire ranges of discomfort and physical bodily distress. There will be another liver meal next Wed or Thu. Another 300g should still be fine.

Continuing my 2 large-ish servings of greens daily. I think this should wind down by next Fri, and for a meat/fat only diet to lead into the fast. (So, 6 days ago, I ate a large serving of bittergourd and spinach and the lethargy that had been bugging me since the first fast went away. Some logicking pointed to early, non-specific symptoms of Vit C deficiency. So, pure zerocarb is not for me. Anyhow there's been some suggestion that orientals are less zerocarb compatible.)

I'm doing a number of coffees a day now. 4-6 I think. Cold-brew with whipping cream. Start winding down to get to 0 by next Sat.

Emergency food for the duration of the fast might be canned tuna flakes in water.

Activities. I'd dropped the ball on physical activities. Starting Tuesday, I'll want to get some cardio in. Not sure what type yet, maybe start easy with walking.

Do I want to flush out my digestive system prior to the fast by means of an epsom salt solution? Decide by tomorrow, to be carried out before this Sun.

Sophie Sep 13 '17 · Tags: preparation
I intend to start my second extended water fast on or around 24 Sep. I plan for it to last 30 days, until 23 Oct.

Things to do between now and then -

1. Get back into a fat/keto-adapted state.

2. Prepare enough reusable water bottles.

3. Empty fridge and larder of food. Acquire 1 item of emergency food.

4. Decide if coffee/tea will be permitted this time, and stock accordingly if so. (Probably not)

5. Let my emergency speed-dials know that they are my emergency speed-dials for this fast.

6. Check my meds and supplements.

7. Prepare book list, TV & movie list.

Sophie Sep 6 '17 · Tags: preparation