Feeling good, looking like crap!
I completed the fast yesterday. I was having Distracting Hunger in the evening, but nothing too bad. I went to bed ON TIME. That's the good thing about being sick: it makes wanting to take care of yourself real easy.
I was planning just a one day fast, but you know how the human mind works. Somewhere I was thinking, 'well, it will be so easy, and I'll just sail right into days two and three. No problem!'. It is the same kind of magical thinking whereby we feel we will really buckle down, and drop that first twenty pounds super quick, and then easily transition to a steady two pounds per week.
I had only planned for one day, because this afternoon I have to go to the State Fair with Littlest for a Girl Scout thing. Unfortunately, there will be about two hours of free time for walking around. I was not going to send myself into that situation without being fed, and having an acceptable fair food that I could have if I REALLY want it. Although the prices should be enough to keep me on the straight and narrow this year. There is a very good wurst stand that would be mostly primal, but $5 for a wurst?!? Not in the budget. And of course, the Old Faithful :Turkey Leg! Still, spending $5 on a hunk of protein would be better than refusing, and then giving in to offered tastes of someone else's SAD goody, which is what I would fear happening if I went with no money in my pocket.
Yet to be decided. But I will be eating something before I go. My stomach gave a loud rumble during my cold bath, and though I know it is Wouldn't Mind Being Fed Hunger, and not True Hunger yet, I don't feel mentally up to going through the continued sugar withdrawal symptoms (had a headache yesterday) without some good for me food. I'm thinking ground beef with veggies and a fried egg on top. You can tell whose journals I have been reading. :)
The usual course that my colds run is: violent nose running and sneezing fits, which I tell myself are allergy symptoms. Just when I'm cluing in that this is a cold, I start feeling like CRAP! Then I get stuffy and very tired. When I'm done with it, I have a chapped nose, which flakes for the next two days, and usually chapping around my eyes, forehead, and lips. So, that what I look like this morning. Tired(bags and wrinkles under my eyes), and flaky. It must be true love that I can still get some action.
I like to do collage art, and when I was at the library yesterday, I saw they had National Geographics, free for the taking. So I grabbed three, and when I saw the first one had an article on Early (stone-age) Americans decided I was going to start clipping for a primal inspiration collage. That will be a fun activity today while I am cossetting myself on the sofa. Until I get up and walk around the State Fair for four hours.
If any of you have ever been to the State Fair in Dallas, you know it is BIG! There is lots to see. Four days would barely be enough, but I don't imagine I will be doing much looking today, just girl herding. For preference, I would pass, but I will pull on my Big Girl Panties and a smile instead. (And the rest of my clothes, don't worry!)
Yesterday both girls were out for all of their meals and my Honey did his eating while I was on my walk, so the kitchen is amazingly tidy. Just a few things to wash, and the decks will be cleared. A great side-effect of fasting. :)