Day 1 - Feels Good
Day 1 is over and I'm feeling good.
Date: 11/13/2007 1:23:20 PM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1935 times
Here's a rundown of Day 1 yesterday Nov. 12th, 2007.
I started the day with a 5 oz. cup of Citroma, saline laxative, at 8:30 a.m. I went back to bed and stayed there until 9:30 a.m. I got up and drank 3 cups of water with 5 drops of Clarkia and 5 drops of NCD mixed in. I could barely taste either. NCD does not have a taste but the Clarkia has a licorice flavor. I didn't get my first BM until about 11:00 and it was watery. I drank my second 5 oz. cup of citroma at about 2:00p.m. I drank another 3 cups of plain water at 2:30 p.m. I had about 3 more liquid BMs and I took a walk for about 1.5 mile. When I got home I drank another 3 cups of liquid with 5 drops of NCD. I went to bed at about 1:00a.m.
These are my day 1 findings -
Hunger level - Not hungry at all. Whenever I smelled something delicious I would allow myself to take in the smell fully. I enjoyed doing that. But my mouth did not salivate nor did I crave it after I smelled it. Its well into day 2 and I am still not hungry at all.
Energy level - I have the same amount of energy as always. I do have some short 30 minute bursts of energy about 15 minutes after I drink the NCD but they dissipate quickly. Walking long distances is draining. I walked to and from my daughter's school 4 NYC blocks away and I was drained walking back.
Odor - My body odor is not out of the ordinary. My mouth tastes funny and it builds residue quickly. Also, my mouth is very dry and stinky. I brush and floss but I ran out of mouthwash so when I get some I suspect the mouthwash will keep the bacteria low. My teeth also feel funny like I need a cleaning, no matter how much I floss or brush they feel dirty.
Mentally - Mentally I feel like I am getting clearer, it has only been one day but I feel a change. I feel good overall, no more bloating either.
Reactions - I told my husband, my aunt-in-law and uncle-in-law that I was going on a fast. Here are the responses. My husband said he will try to be supportive even though he only looks forward to eating when I am eating with him. We discussed how important this journey is to me and after seeing numerous blogs and youtube videos of people who have fasted and succeeded he is being more open minded. My aunt-in-law actually thought it was a great idea and she wants to do it with me after the holiday season because its too hard to give in to temptation around this time. I agree it is hard but I am determined to not let it get to me. My uncle-in-law is the only one that had a negative reaction. He said fasting is no good because.... Then I cut him off and told him I was not asking for his opinion nor am I willing to discuss it. This is my decision and I have done plenty of research as well as having completed a fast for 8 days and I am comfortable with my choice. He started making fun of me saying "I did my research!!!" in a geek voice. I said whatever and ended that conversation. So I decided that's it I am not telling anyone else, except you guys of course. I can use the support.
I found some good inspirational ideas for completing a fast and I will post one daily as a tip at the end of my blog.
Tip: Dedicate each day of your fast to a person, place, memory, political or social issue or accomplishment, etc.
I dedicate Day 1 to my husband for humbling himself, admitting his faults and getting help so that we can live our dreams and be a happy, loving and spiritual family. I love you Babe.
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