Now brain health? What can't it do? Is the next article going to be that fasting can make you fly? (GayPanda will be fasting in a flash!)
So, I've decided to grab hold of this holiday weekend as my opportunity to do a fast. I have no work on Friday, and the girls, no school, so the schedule is getting easier. Here's a funny thing: after I decided this, I looked at my calendar, and saw I am getting together with a friend today, midday, and have my monthly girls' night out tomorrow. I decided I am still going to fast. This from a gal who used to not start a diet on Monday, because there was an eating opportunity coming up the following Thursday, and what was the point. I AM changing.
Up at 5:40
8:15 1/8 quiche lorraine
3 pork sausages
1:15 1 1/2 plates sahimi
3 chocolate covered strawberries
1/2C creme brulee
40 squats in the morning (dedicated to Winencandy).
Walking and lifting heavy things at the gym with my honey.
Relaxing hot bath in our fixed bathroom!
Bed at 9:30
Finisdioujaauuughhhh! Crazy bug running all over my desk!!!! Freaking out!!!!!
Okay, let's try again.
Finished eating by 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. That will be it for a while. I am planning a three-day fast, to Saturday afternoon, possibly Sunday morning, if I get on a roll. I am going to go to the store this morning, weigh myself (a separate weigh-in- it will not go on my chart of weights and measurements), and buy some mineral water to have as 'treats'. I am doing this fast for body repair, but I still want to know if it does anything incredible for my weight-loss.
I told my honey I was going to do a fast. That was a piece of advice from the radio interview that I thought very good: tell someone when you are planning to stop, in case you get into the hunger-less state, where you really can no longer judge if you need to stop or not. I don't see much danger over three days, but I love safety precautions, so I'm going to start off right. I guess this prompted him to actually FINISH the article on fasting that I left by his reading station, as I saw him with it. Yay, maybe now we can discuss it!
Got a little eye-rolling form Middlest. About as expected. In the end I refused to do it stealth-mode, as I am worried about the message the girls might get from that. If I have to have a little 'my mother is a crazy woman' attitude in exchange for openness, I'll go with that. I did tell both of them a little about my hopes for cellular healing as connected to my worries about cancer because of my father. It went well, in the sense that there were no worried looks, and just the normal 'my mother is talking to me about meaningful subjects-help!' faces.
I am not worried about physical hunger- I feel after my experiences these past weeks, that I will be able to ignore it. I AM worried about mouth hunger, and social pressure. For the first, I am getting the mineral waters in fancy bottles. For the second, I am planning to use my spine and show some gumption. Or maybe, lie. Whichever is easier.