I woke up today with what felt like a mouth full of white school glue. My tongue, teeth and gums were coated with a thick yucky film – I’ve never been so happy to brush my teeth. But it’s a small price to pay for dropping 18 pounds in just 144 hours.
I want to stress to all of you whom feel like water fasting would be toucher – it’s totally and completely not. It’s Day #6 and I have absolutely no hunger at all and I (& Ray) have plenty of energy. While I admit that I’ve been dreaming about scrambled eggs, it’s not a craving that could jeopardize my successful fast.
Once again, today I’m keeping an eye on my water consumption – aiming for 1 gallon + mineral water + hot tea, as needed.
This fast is moving along smoothly and I’m excited to get outside for a walk with Hercules this afternoon, since it’s the first (and only) day in the 50’s we’ll have for weeks. The warm weather is a a welcomed surprise. It’s going to start raining tonight and (hopefully) turn to snow tomorrow – with temps in the 20’s a chances of snow nearly every day next week – it’s truly my favorite time of the year, I simply love relaxing, snowy winter days.
My blood glucose is staying pretty low and steady (except for that 106 last night, wtf) — but the real celebration is my Ketones are 3.0! Are you kidding – that’s deep, fat burning ketosis!
Finally, for the first time – EVER – my body is eagerly responding to what I am doing – responding even better than Ray’s! Do you know how tough it is for a female to loose more weight than a man?? Yep I’m doing it – it may only be by one pound but I’ll take it & brag publicly!
I feel great and my excess weight is literally falling off – there actually may be light at the end of the tunnel!
My success is making me seriously reconsider ending my fast one week from today – however I know that these first days are the highest weightloss and most dramatic results… it cannot sustain this rate of loss forever.. then I’ll need to change things up. I’ve set a lofty goal of loosing another 1 pound per day until next Friday – hoping to end my fast at -25 pounds in just 12 days.
PS – the key to successful fasting isn’t so much the fast itself but how you return to normal life…. you can’t eat junk and maintain your weight loss – I’ll be very carefully monitoring my BG/Ketones/Weight in comparison to what I am eating to have concrete data as to what helps me to maintain/loose/gain weight in the long term. I’m treating this fast as a complete elimination diet then reintroducing limited low carb foods over time.