Reading threads as exercise
I delved into the "Feeling Sexy' thread yesterday. It's great! Very frank. I saved myself from congealing to my chair by reading a page, getting up to do a chore, reading another page, and so on. That's exercise, right?
Up at 5:45
11:45 1 1/2 plates sashimi
2 pieces chicken teriyaki
1C creme brulee
5:15 2 smoked pork chops
1 square dark chocolate (3gC)
Gym- lots of walking, a little lifting, oh, and one mad little sprint (!)
Water: 11 glasses
Bed at 10:00
The dinner was a mistake from the point of view of working out. I felt full, and didn't want to do much more than slow-walking. So I played on the pull-up assist machine, but that was it. It was not a mistake from the point of view that I was starting to feel hungry, and I did not want to have the same experience as the day before. I've learned I can deal with hunger: I'm not afraid of it anymore. But I just didn't feel like going to bed hungry two nights in a row. So, I didn't.
Also in the news: it was been 17 days since I broke my fast. What have I noticed since then?
I had some eating for pleasure after I broke it, and also, too many squares of chocolate and berries (for me) over the succeeding days. And of course, my binge. That one I feel was related to emotions, but next time I do a fast, I will be aware, and see if the experience repeats. Don't want to send myself into a downward spiral- definitely not worth it.
I've stayed at an increased level of water consumption, and seem to be enjoying the water more. Interesting.
I have definitely gotten more comfortable with eating only twice, or even ONCE a day. Did it nine times in the past seventeen days. (Four times in the seventeen days before the fast.) Hunger does not scare me as much. This may be because it took so darned long for me to get really hungry on the fast. Don't know if you recall, but it was almost two full days. I think my brain realized those vague interests in food may not really be HUNGER. And my body realized that even if food isn't coming in the goodie hatch, WOW! it just happens to be carrying all this convenient fat for anytime - day or night- consumption.
As for cell renewal: I've got no idea. But I feel good. Been sleeping well. An experiment worth repeating, I think. I have my next one planned for mid-May.